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IRELAND. DUBLIN, JULY 21.—So far the utmost tranquillity pre- vails. Orders were issued yesterday to the Custom-house authorities to search for and seize.all arms and ammunition. Some of the fe ollious",giiiisiiiiths' shops in the city are absolutely gutted. It is the general impression that the provinces are not yet ripe for an outbreak, and that until the provincial clubs are more widely extended the Confede- rates will make no hostile demonstration. The organisation can hardly assume a formidable attitude for two, or perhaps three, months more. JULY 22.—The announcement of Lord John Russell's in- tention to apply this day to Parliament for additional powers to crush insurrection in Ireland reached here by electric te- legraph early in the forenoon and, had a thunderbolt fallen upon the city, it could not have created greater dismay or terror. The manifestos ,put forward in the felon journal of this day's date are open and advised" declarations of war, and nothing less. Mr. Duffy, Mr. Martin, Mr. Lalor, and Mr. Brenan, with their signatures appended, tell the people that the hour has come fOlstriking the blow; that the 40,000 military composing the Irish garrison must be slaugh- tered; that they (the people) are to be stigmatised as cowards for evermore should they neglect the present oppor- tunity to obliterate British dominion in Ireland. Preparations are being made at Dublin for additional mi- litary force from England. Four regiments of infantry, it is said, are to be added, besides a company from Woolwich. A general meeting of the clubs had been fixed for Saturday night, but it had been deferred till Sunday. Meagher had arrived in Dublin. Previous to his departure he issued a proclamation to the people of Waterford," referring to the proclamation, and saying, It has come too late. In Lime- rick, in Carrick, in Tipperary, the Arms Act has been in force for many months; and in these districts it'has neither dismayed the spirit nor checked the organisation of the po,ople., -The men in whom you now confide, and to whose ability and courage you look for guidance and success, will hot fail to give you that advice ywhich the perils of the day demands." The troops are daily exercised in pitching and striking tents, &c. It is said that Mr, Smith O'Brien has retreated to Wexford,, The Orange Lodges are rapidly extending in the northern province, and many of the upper classes are joining. The Lord Lieutenant presided at another meeting of the Privy Council on Saturday, when it was determined to place the following districts under the operation of the Act for the Suppression of Crime. In all, the Act is to take effect on the 25th inst.:—" County and city of Kilkenny county of Meath; baronies of Decies within Drum, Decies without Drum, and Coshmore and Coshbride, county Water- ford; baronv of Kerricurrehv, Kinsale, Courcies, Kiiial- meaky, Barretts North, Barretts South, Barrymore, Kinna- tallow, Imokelly, East Muskerry, East Carberry; and Ibane and Barryroe, county Cork." Some more arrests under the Felony Act, or for sedition, had been determined upon. The Freeman's Journal contains a number of resolutions adopted by the Right Rev. Dr. Maginn and the Roman Catholic clergy of the diocese of Derry, approving of a junc- tion with the Irish League, imploring Mr. John O'Connell to co-operate with the new League, and expressing thanks to Mr. Sharman Crawford, M.P., and Mr. Scrope, M.P., for their advocacy of the claims of the Irish peasantry. A NEW TREASON JOURNAL.—The following appears in the Irish FelonOn Tuesday next, and on every future Thursday and Tuesday, will be published, the Newgate Ca- lendar, successor to the Irish Tribune, a political, military, and felonious journal. Edited by R. D. Williams and Kevin J. O'Doherty, at present prisoners in Newgate gaol. Price Twopence." The following is the proclamation of Mr. Meagher TJ THE PEOPLE OF WATEltFORD. "Fellow Citizens—The English Government have this day issued a proclamation declaring you disqualified to bear arms- declaring, therefore, that you have forfeited the first privilege of free citizens. This is another act of despotism—threatening the liberties of the country—testing the patience and the heroism of the people. It is done to surprise—to tlaim-tot intimidate. It shall not do so. It has come too late. You know your duties well, and you will have the virtue to fulfil them. In Limerick, in Carrick, in Tipperary, the Arms Act has been in force for many months—and in those districts it has neither dismayed the spirit nor checked the organisation of the people. Imitate the example of these gallant men. Be firm, be steady —organise calmly, speedily, and fearlessly. The men in whom you now confide, and to whose ability and. courage you look for guidance and success, will not fail to give you that advice which the perils of the day demand. I am, fellow-citizens, your faithful and devoted servant, THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER. God save the people. Redmond, Printer/'



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