O'BRIEN AFTER HIS ARREST. We have received some particulars of the appearance and ,.conduct of Mr. O'Brien at the time of his arrest. He was dressed in a suit of black, not apparently soiled or • disordered. One of his first acts on reaching the gaol was to taka off his shoes and stockings, his feet to all appearance being much swollen from walking. He looked emaciated. The expression of his eye was wild, and that of a man who had been subject to very great excite- ment. Beyond an appearance of utter prostration of mind and body, which might be the natural result of what he has gone through, there was nothing either in his appearance or speech to warrant the popular opinion that he has been for some time insane. To all questions put to him as to where he had been, and what were his intentions, and so on, he gave the "most consistent answers; but, at the same time, with the manner of a man so suffering from excitement that iliis intellect was unstrung. He inquired most affectionately ,after Meagher, Dillon, and his other companions. He was under the impression that it was Dillon, and not young Ste- phens, of Kilkenny, who had been shot in the thigh at Bal- lingarry. He asked for tea. He was treated with consider- able attention, but with a due regard to the awful stake lie had at issue. When they were about to bring, in a sofa to the room where he was, he declined to have it, and said he would sleep on it in another room adjoining. O'Brien said he had felt it impossible to hold out any longer, as all his friends had forsaken him. He said, I was ^promised the support of a nation, to drive the English from -the country." He added that he had been induced to leave ibis retreat in the hills, because the farther he went the more "the people seemed to fear to harbour him, or hold any com- munication with him. When asked the localities in which he had been, he seemed utterly ignorant of their names, and seemed surprised that ,the authorities should know them. His whole demeanour was that of a man jaded and pros- trate. His expression, that of undescribable despair.
MORE ARRESTS. John Lawless, secretary to a club at Sandymount, and Francis Henley, of North Earl-street, an offleek in- oiieof the late clubs, were arrested on Sunday for treasonable practices. Mr. Lalor's brother was discharged from Nenagh gaol on Saturday. Several additional arrests are announced from the country.
IRISH REBEL MELODY. -()qh! Murder! Badludito ye, base Johrmy ltussell; 1 Sure it meself ye would saze and coh.fi.ne ?"* V/ ould ye thrate me like Mitchel, J ones, 'Vernon and Fussell, And be afther impadin' me itoble design ? -•*> .;}. Ah, ye thief o' the world Ah, ye Saxon oppressor, Would ye rob me, I say, o' me birthright of spache, All because, in the way of a paceful Professor, Just a little rebellion and bloodshed I prache ? Would ye pinion me, like a misfortunate agle, Since the right of rcsistin' the law I maintain, And that property's theft, and to make it a lagal Possession, it ought to be stole o'er again? Fond, fond was the pictur me fancy had painted Of uproar and massacre, pillage and flame Arrah Would me bright steel with your heart was acquaiiited Ye've intirely destroyed me maguificent dhrame. I beheld o' me coiintrjthe glorious image In a grand hubbubboo, a majestical broil, All at sixes and sevens, and meself in the skrimmage, Coming in for i n illegant share of the spoil. But me prospects are clouded, the word has been spoken; 'Tis all up with me schemes-- I am ruin'd and kilt; 'Tis me pike that is blunted, me bottle is broken, And what will I do now me vitriol is spilt? Och, Lord John, ye spalpeen, be your lot botheration, Since the flower o' rebellion ye've nipt in the bud, And have snuff'd out meselfwith your prompt legislation, That has chated me out of me plunder and blood !—Punch.
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN CORN TRADE. The unsettled weather experienced in the early part of the week, and rumours of the spread of the potato disease, gave rise to a great deal of uneasiness in regard to the future, and predictions of scarcity and high prices were freely circulated till within the last day or two. The auspicious change which has taken place in the weather since Wednesday has, however, had the effect of allaying the excitement, and a less gloomy view is already beginning to be taken of the probable result of the harvest. To speak with certainty as to the extent of the probable loss by the potato disease, is of course out of the question; but after diligent inquiry, we have come to the conclusion that the alarm naturally caused on the first discovery of the disorder has occasioned the evil likely to result to be some- what over-rated. Since the rain has ceased, the cutting of Wheat has com- menced; and should there be no return of wet, reaping would be pretty general next week. By our Scotch letters, it appears that a good deal of rain fell 111 that part of the kingdom during the first three or four days of the week, but the crops had not, it was thought, received any material injury. The general character of the accounts received from Ire- land, in reply to particular inquiry relative to the state of the potato crop, is not such as to create alarm. In the iiei-hbourhood of Limerick the disease appears to be rather prevalent, but from most other parts of the island the advices on the subject are of a decidedly encouraging nature. Large supplies of the article were coming to market; the price was low, and the quality generally good; hence, Indian Corn had been itllëssTequest and the demand for wheat has also been interfered with by the extra consumption of potatoes. —Mark Lane Express.
^arteries. CRIMES OF PASSION.—England and Wales have long been notorious for the large number of commitments for crimes of passion, amounting annually to 700, of which 450 are for murder, manslaughter, or attempts on life. —Daily News. IT is an interesting fact," says the Temperance Gazette, that the experience of the Temperance Provident Institution continues, after seven years, to prove the superiority of teetotal lives. The annual mortality has averaged under four per 1,000 less than half the expected number." THE Nonconformist savs of the Young Irelanders Threats, noise, bluster, braggadocio, blown aside by the suspension of ,,g the Habeas Corpus Act, like smoke by a freshening- breeze, there appears but a miserable and beggarly minority of the y people disposed to subvert the foundations of order for the meie gratification of proving their hatred of British rule." DISTINGUISHED FOREIGNERS.—The brig Allen, which arrived at Salem on Friday from the west coast" of Africa, brought home an enormous boa constrictor and a female ourang outing. The boa is twenty-eight feet in length, and, during" the passage, produced in a single night sixty eggs, the aggregate weight of which was forty-eight pouncls.-Boston Chronotype, July 1. A GOOD MOB-DISPERSER.—It has been recommended to Government to send Mr. Anstey to Ireland, for the purpose of addressing all the public meetings, as, from the great success he has had in the House, he could not fail, within the shortest space of time, to reduce the largest assembly to considerably less tun forty. Mr. Urquhart, it is reported, is to accompany the hon. member in this great plan of Irish pacification. The two together must succeed.—Punch. THE CROPS. -POTATO DISEASE IN AMERlCA. The accounts of the appearance of the crops in England and Wales does not differ from that we gave last week, except that more appre- hension is expressed about the weather, the continued rain. The New York correspondent of the Times says :—The potato rot has again made Its appearance, and in some districts to an alarming extent, considering how early in the season it is. In this cpuutry the potato crop is but secondary. It is very sel- dom that yoa find a family who use it principally as a means of subsistence. It is one among other vegetables that is found Z, on every table, the poor man's as well as the rich.—Douglas Jerrotd, AN OFFICIATING CLERGYMAN BAPTISED BY A BAPTIST MINISTER.-—An extraordinary and unprecedented occurrence lately took place in the city of Winchester, where a clergyman, who had recently been appointed to one of the parochial churches, became so impressed wiih the necessity of adult bap- tism bv immersion, tlut he resorted to a Baptist minister to pei form the ceremony, and on the evening of the same day officiated in his own church. The churchwardens were greatly scandalised by this proceeding, but did not succeed in prevent- ing it. However, no small commotion arose among his congre- gation, and, of course, among the clergy of the city and "the reverend gentleman's suspension from his clerical function speedily followed. It is now most probable that he will become the minister of some Baptist church. PORTRAIT'OF THE ENGLISH PLUESTHOOD IN THE S'XTEENTH CAXTUAV, BY ONE OF THEIR OWN ORDER.—Gildas, a learned priest, of north Britain, wrote his celebrated epistle, when Hengist and llorsa, with their Saxon forces, drove the Britons into refuge. He shows the ruin of their nation to have been occasioned by mis-government, wicked princes, an ignorant and licentious clergy, and the general impiety of the people. Gildas quotes scripture wlcii great, copiousness, and the most happy.application. The following portraiture of his clerical contemporaries, is taken from an old translation in 1638 "B 't u ie Imth priests, but some sheepiath that are Unwise, Very mmy that minister, but many of them impudent. Clea'kes shee hath, but certaine of them deceit.ful raveners. Pastors (as they arecaltcd), but rather wolves prepared for the slaughter of soules (for why, they provide not for the common people's cominodity, but covet rather the gluttony of their own bellies), possessing the houses of the church, but obtaining them for filthy lucre's sake; instructing the laity, but shewing withal most wilde examples, vices, and evill manners; seldome sacrificing, and seldome with cleane hearts standing at the altars and correcting the cominality for their offences, while they commit the same things themselves despising the com- mandments of Christ, and being carefull with their whole hearts to fulfill their own 1 ustfull desires some of them usurp- ing with uncleaue fee the seate of the apostle Peter, but for the demerit of their covetousnesse, falling downe into the pesti- lent chaire of the traitor Judas." ARRESTS FOR ANNUITY,TAX.—In Edinburgh, on the first of August, two citizens, of highly respectable character, were apprehended for arrears of annuity-tax, and lodged in the Calton gaol. The first victim was r. Alexander Georgeson, bootmaker, Leith-street, who, on proceeding towards his shop a little after eight o'clock in the morning, was arrested by two officers in Union-place, and a cab having been procured, was immediately conveyed to prison. The oeher victim was Bailie Stott, who had rendered himself particularly odious to certain parlics by the determined stand Afhich he had made agaiust the payment of the impost. The bailie had been apprised in the morning that a warrant had been issued for his apprehension, and that it would be served oil 1-iiiii iii the course of the day unless some plan was resorted to satisfy the claims of the clergy. The bailie, however, takes top firm a stand upon prin- ciple tp be intimidated by threats, so he went home and informed iiis wife of what was preparing for him. He fyastily made a few arrangements, and then proceeded to attend a meeting of police-commissioners. Immediately on leaving this meeting, between three and four o clock- he was taken into custody by Mr, William M^ulloch. sheriff officer, \yhen he at once proposed to walk quietly to gaol. He was accom- panied to the entrance of the gaol by Convener Copland, Dr. Kenton, and the Rev. James Robertsan (Independent). Seve- ral citizens, shortly afterwards, visited the bailie and Mr. Georgespn, who were found quite cheerful and happy, and reckoning themselves fortunate that they were counted worthy to suffer in so righteous a cause. The arrest of these two citi- zens spread over the city with great rapidity during the even- l ing, and produced strong expressions of surprise and indigna- tion. Bailie Stott stands deservedly high in the estimation of his fellow-townsmen for his straightforward integrity, his pub- lic usefulness, and his strict consistency in the maintenance and advocacy of his principles.—Scottish Press. EDUCATION IN ENGLAND.—We have heard much of late of education in Wales. The following bill will furnish our rea- ders with some notion of the progress of the schoolmaster among our learned neighbours in England. As we have seen the original we can vouch for its accuracy Mr. 1848 To s. d. March 9—Balanes 1 9 —A cow chan Mended 0 2 „ ■—one Remove 0 2 „ —2 Stawls 2 „ -Nails 0 1 16—4Shaes.« 1 8 -A Stople 0 1 -Sharjiiig a lionilon 2 0 n -A new hock ad Itiiigun 0 8 „ -Mending a hick. „ 18—Mended Chairs 0 6 Apol l- Shons and 2 Ceatlers Mended 3 0 „ —Sharping A pike and puling in 0 3 „ 11—Chains Mended 0 4 „ —Mendjng a Boilt ad new hat 0 2 26—Ore ltemav 0 2 „ —Mending a Canny Cuncle 0 2 „ 28—A Chair to a hams 0 6 May,, -1 A Shone and Colton mended 2 0 „ 10—A Shane ad Cailton Mended 1 6 20 -A ShaneMended. 1 6 24—A Shone Mended at New Bon. 2 6 „ t-I)eale(,l and Mencled,,t Cailtoii 0 8 -PLL;,ilig James on a General. 0 6 26-A Chain Mended. 0 1 -A piti r..t A- plou,h Shone 0 3 „ 30 -3 Itemars 0 6 June I-One gentons Shoeing 4 houses 8 6 2 a h.ns 0 3 M 3-Mended n Shone and Cailton 2 0 7.—Mended a Shane and Cailton 1 6 „ 9—One Shoe 0 5 „ 10-4 Shucs or a Cault 1 8 -N ew Jones for Roilten 22 pounds ad a half 4d lb t 7 6 —Mended a Bil for a Bridl 0 2 „ —A Chain Mended 0 1 „ —A Locke and anke or hypshape 0 3 „ -2 ess holkes 0 2 „ -Shaljing 4 pikes and puling on 0 6 Settled 2 4 7 THE PUBLIC HEALTH.—The quarterly return of the registrar- generhl has been issued. The returns are obtained from 11,7 districts, comprising, with some rural places, the principal cities and towns of England. It is gratifying (says this docu- ment) to observe a very remarkable improvement in the state of the public health. The number of deaths in the three months ending June 30, was 46,552, which is less by 11,158 than were registered in the winter quarter of the present year, ,g and less by 5,033 than were registered in the corresponding quarter ending the last day of June, 1847. The mortality of the country, after having been excessively high during the latter half of the year 1846, the whole of 1847, and the first quarter of 1848, is now litde above the average of the nine years 1839-47. The mortality, however, is still much higher than it was in the spring quarter (April, May, and June) of 1844, when the numbei of deaths was only 38,977; which, taking the increase of population into account, implies a lower rate of mortality than has been experienced in the spring sea- son of any other year. In London the deaths in the quarter were; 12,945; the deaths in the preceding quarter were 16,455 in the quarter ending December, 1847, when influenza pre- vailed, 19,605. Influenza has almost disappeared it was t e cause of death in only 50 cases during the 13 weeks ending in June. Small-pox was fatal to 381 persons in London; mea- sles to 306 scarlatina to 816; hooping-cough to 449 purpura and scurvy to 12; typhus to 882; erysipelas to 129. Small- pox, scarlatina, and typhus were prevailing epidemics in Lon- don. Scarlatina in one week destroyed 107 lives. Typhus was at a maximum (1,279) in the last quarter of the year 1847 it is now declining; but it is invariably longer in the epidemic form than other diseases of the class. The diseases of the tu- bercular class—namely, scrofula, tabes, consumption, hydroce- phalus, fluctuate very little to them 2,640 deaths were as- cribed in the June quarter of 1841, and 2,403 in the June quar- ter of 1848; which were the highest and lowest numbers re- turned in the 8 years, 1841-48. Diseases of the lungs declined rapidly; they were the cause of 176 deaths in the first week, of 76 deaths in the last week of the quarter. TO AGED CLERGYMEN. We subjoin an advertisement from the Aihenaum, that must drop upon the grey head of some curate of not less than eighty years of age," like a whole omer full of manna To aged cler- gyinen. -The Patron of a rectory of about 9700 a year is desirous of presenting it, in the most legitimate manner, to a clergyman of not less than 80 years of age, of sound high-Church principles.— Applications, with testimonials, &c., to be addressed to All communications will be considered quite confidential." The patron is, of course, desirous of keeping the rectory aired for a short season; hence, why did he not at once put forth his wants in the following straightforward terms Wanted a warming-pan for a rectory. The said warming-pan must be a very old warming- pan, as it is only needed for a very, very little while the young gentleman for whom the bed is destined being about to leave Col- lege in a very short time, when there will be no further use for the warinitig-pan, the aforesaid young gentleman keeping the bed aired himself." Perhaps, moreover, we do the patron-( would he sit foe his portrait to Leech ?)—grievous wrong. Possibly, his High Church principles "-by the way, some people's princi. ples fly as high as Chinamen's kites, there is no discovering them —prefer clergymen of not less than eighty years of age," for the best of reasons; they are best illuminated for their office. For what says the poet? I The soul's dark mansion, battered and decayed, Lets in new light thro' chinks that time hath made." Hence the patron—through his octogenarian rector—may obtain at least a glimpse of the light that, from his present darkness, there is no doubt he wants.' 11 Tell him," said Ben Jonson, send- ing a message to King James, tell him his soul lives in an alley." May not the soul of a patron dwell in the darkness of a mouse-hole ?--Of a Church mouse-hole ?—Punch.
THE SCOTTISH MARTYR. A MOURNFUL, countless multitude, Beneath the sunlit sky, Wii.h awe-hushed bleah, a1.(1 aspect stern, Stood gaziagsilently;—• Not o'i ihe scene around, tho'fair The greea-rob?d. \al'ey lav, And the snow-capt H10Juta:u glistened In the young morning ray And the smooth take like a mirror Each cloud its likeness gave ;— No, every eye was turned to him, The young, the true, the brave, Who stood beskle the slake-prepared For lqve of CU'isi to 'die- Darker the death his Saviour bore For liiai on Calvary, Long had he doubted—but the hour Of agovy was past s And faih, triumphant over fear, Had risen strong at last, And now upon his peaceful brow, And in his tranquil air. Was set tha deep aad holy calm Of inVvard soul-bicathed prayer. c lIe looked around him, and the sccne- A dear famll iar one Woke slaeping niem'ries in his breast Of diys for ever gone— But turning unto ooe who strove To hide the tears that fell, He breathed to nature and to God A low yet calm farewell* Dear mother, weep no more for me, Thy highly favoured one,— Rejoice that I ani Avorthy found To bear the martyr's crown. And be this thought thy comfort still, Thou bad'st me look above, And taught me first the glorious tale Of Christ's undying love. And farewell too bright sun, sky, earth, All lovely as ye are- I may not inourii-ttie land I seek Is brighter, fairer far It hath no touch of earth's decay, Its fiowerswillnever die, God's presence is its sun of light, Its air is purity." He paused—then drew the hook of God Forth from beneath his vest, Kissed it—and now his gashing tears Flowed freely unrepressed. Dear friends, be this your comfort here,, Your guide to heaven above, It has been mine-I leave itye, Best pledge of dying lovc," His voice is hushed, a moment more,; And the blue summer sky Has caught a wild and lurid hue, From red flames glariii- high. It passes the dark hour of death,. Life's fragile cord has riven, A noble breast is lost on earth, A soul is won in heaven, M' y
HOUSE OF LORDS, THURSTLCY, XUGUST 3. STATE OF IRELAND. Lord Brougham delivered his promised speech upon the start of Ireland. The chief point was, the recommendation of a sys- tematic colonization as a remedy for the social evils of the country. The noble and learned lord, while very sparing of his praise of the present Government, lavished his fulaome commendations upon the Duke of Wellington, and extolled Lord Hardinge to the skies. Referring to some letters of Air. Labouehere's, he courteously intimated that no one but a dri- veller or a madman could have held such a language to a peo- ple all but arrayed in rebellion." The Marquess of Lansdowne appeared to take the speech, of his noble and learned friend in very good part, acknowled jiisg that he was quite correct in his view ofpublic affairs in Ii eland when he admonished the Government and Parliament not to relax in their attention to those affairs. After a short debate, or rather conversation, in which tht Earls of Wicklow and Desart, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord inloiitea-le took part, Lord Brougham's motion, which- was merely for the production of papers, was agreed to, ai-A4 their lordships adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3. The House met at one o'clock. On the bringing up of the report of the Farmers' Estate So-- ciety (Ireland) Bill, a long discussion arose upon the amend- ment proposed by Colonel Dunne, which was ultimately re- jected by a majority of 38, and the report was then received Some other bills were forwarded. SUGAR DUTIES. In the afternoon sitting, the Sugar Duties Bill was further considered in Committee. Lord George Bentinck bothered the Chancellor of the Exchequer with fresh amendments and new clauses, charging the right honourable baronet with having made several additional blunders but at length, after three divisions in committee, the schedules were got through. The House then went in committee on Corrupt Practices at Elections Bill; but not till after a further explosion of indigna- tion and wrath from Colonel Sibthorp. In committee, Mr. Anstey distinguished himself by his per- tinacious opposition and interminable speeches, wasting thv time of the House in unavailing divisions. When the fourth clause had been agreed to, the chairman reported progress,, After the House had resumed, several bills were advanced A stage, and the House did not adjourn till a quarter to two o'clock, having sat, with a shore interval, for nearly thirteen hours.
HOUSE OF LORDS, FRIDAY, ArruST 4. Lord Brougham spoke about Sicily, Clubs in Ireland, the Slave-trade, and Viscount Arbuthnot; and then seems to have left the House. PUBLIC WORKS (IRELAND). On the second reading of this bill, the Earl of Elbnhorough. advocated the endowment of the Roman Catholic clergy as the best remedy for the social evils of Ireland. Lord Monteagle expressed himself favourable to such a scheme, provided that the funds of the Protestant Church were nottouched. Lord Stanley deprecated the incidental discussion of so im- portant a question, and one not brought under consideration by the bill before them. If such endowment were to be given it should be not an imperial but a local endowment. Lord Beaumont (a Roman Catholic peer) said, that the Protestant Establishment in Ireland, though a great anomaly, was no grievance to the Roman Catholics. But he agreed in thinking that the only safe course was to put the Roman Ca- tholic clergy in a position of independence, so that they might not be under the necessity of bowing down to the dictation of their congregations. Still greater good, however, he thought might arise from giving a further impulse to national education. The bill was then read a second time. CHARITABLE TRUSTS BILL. On the motion for going into committee on this bill, Lord Stanley animadverted in terms of strong dissatisfaction' upop the impropriety of bringing forward a measure of so much in- portance at that period of the session and, after raising objec- tions against several of the provisions of the bill, moved that their lordships go into committee upon it that day three months The Lord Chancellor explained the circumstances which had delayed the introduction of the bill, and urged the importance- of proceeding wi i h it. -r Lord Redesdale and the Bishop of Oxford supported Hie postponement of the bill, and their lordships divided. Contents 21 Non-contents 19 Majority for going into corn mttee -2 The Bill then passed through committee with amendmen and was reported. r, Their lordships adjourned at a quarter to twelve.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, FRIDAY, Auausx 4, The Houae met at nco i, and v, e it il-t) committee usi: the- <
DERBYSHIRE DALES. (From the Weekly Dispatch.) I SIGH for the land where the orange tree flingetli; Its prodigal bloom on the myrtle below Where the moonlight is warm, and the gondolier singcthj; And clear waters take up the strain as they go.. Oh fond is the longing, and rapt is the visions That stirs up my soul over Italy's tales But the present was bright as the /ar-o^" Ely si an, When I roved in the sun-flood through Derbyshire DalW There was joy for my eye, there was balm for my brc!aihiiig Green branches above me—blue streams at, my side The hand of Creation seemed prouelly bequeathing The beauty reserved for a festival tide, I was bound, like a child, by some magical story, Forgetting the "South" and "Ionian Vales; S, And felt that dear England had Temples of Glory, Where any might worship, <in Derbyshire Dales. Sweet pass of the Dove mid rock, river, and dingle- How great is thy charm for the wanderer's breast; With thy moss-girdled-towers and foani-je,%A-cli'd shingle: Thy mountains of might, and thy valleys of rest. I gazed on thy wonders—lone, silent, adoring, I bent at the Altar, whose fire never pales.; The Great Father was with me—Devotion was pouring- Its holiest praises in Derbyshire Dales, Wild glen of dark Taddiii-ton "-rich in, th-v robing Of forest-green cloak with grey lacing bedight; How I lingered to watch the red Western rays probing Thy leaf-mantled bosom with lances of light! And Monsal," thou mine of Arcadian treasure, Need we seek for Greek Islands" and spice-laden gales While a Tempe like thee, of enchantment and pleasure, May be found in our own natbe Derbyshire *Daies. There is much in my Past hearing way-marks of flowcrii^ The purest and rarest in odour and bloom There are beings and breathings, and places and hours,. Still trailing in roses o'er Memory's tomb. And when I shall countoer the bliss that's departed, And Old Age be telling its garrulous tales; Those days will be first when the kind and true-hearted Were nursing my spirit in Derbyshire Dales. ELIZA Go o.,
forward to hike farewell—the women in their grief setting up a low waiL and the men looking on with anxious faces, n whidl fear, anger, and sorrow were curiously blended. The ci\ j nidi 3 wove an air of dogged determination. A few besought the gentlemen of the neighbourhood to interest themselves on their behalf, and declared their innocence. One was a wounded man, and was placed on. a car. Their inqiusit friends were told they would be conveyed to Dublin and kept there until tried: they appeared to give them npùs lost for ever. They followed them for some distant (tnd when they parted, one fellow shouted out as his fare Die like men, boys." Yesterday many more arre ts nid Nearly all the local magistrates have kept ale afraid of being assassinated for bringing rebels to .justice. V John Going, of Ballyphilip, Mr. Purefoy Poc, of l-Lli'wy-pal'k, and Mr. Hampden Lane, of Willmount have ex.- themselves fearlessly. Mr. Going has already had his cxm-rions rewarded. All the hands employed by him, to tt e nntber of 150, waited on him and expressed their gratitude for the timely advice he had given them not to join in the rebellious movement. While General Macdonald was moving upon Thurles strong bodies of police were con- centrated on the Keeper Mountain, from Limerick, Nenagh, Thurles, and Templemore on Thursday they swept every part of the mountain, and their search was entirely fruit- less. Four persons, three of them law clerk s, the fourth a printer, wero arrested at a late hour on Friday night, and were committed to Newgate. The printers of the Nation have, with three exceptions, been admitted to bail. An ac- count had reached Dublin announcing the arrest, in Loughrea, of Meany and Mr. Joseph Brennan, the former a writer in the Tribune newspaper, and the latter sub-editor -and contributor of the Irish Felon. Among the latest ar- rests was that of Dr. West, a thriving apothecary on Sum- mer-hill, and a prominent member of the Confede- ration. Documents and correspondence of a- most trea- sonable nature were found in West's possession, besides a warrant of his appointment to a post of high command in the army of Slievenamon. THE COMMISSION.—Charles Gavan Duffy, late proprietor of the Nation, and John Martin, late proprietor of the Felon, together with several prisoners of minor note, will be put upon their trial at the ensuing Commission, which opens on Tuesday, the 8th instaiit. The summonses have already been served upon the jury. It is stated that Mr. Hoban, the registered printer of the Tribune, means to plead guilty, r, relying, under his peculiar circumstances, upon the clemency of the Crown. It is stated that Mr. Butt, Q.C., has been retained on behalf of Mr. Duffy.Freeman. Twenty of the rebels engaged in the recent conflict at Ballingarry were arrested by the police and brought to town by railway under a strong escort, and lodged in the Royal Barracks. It is conjectured by be authorities, that Mr. Meagher has succeeded in effecting his escape from New Ross to Bristol, in female apparel.-Dublin Evening Herald. Mr. John O'Connell spent Thursday in Cork; he visited the Chamber of Commerce, but was not noticed by any of the members. He left on Friday morning for Killarney by the coach. It is said that the honourable gentleman is about to fix his residence in London, in consequence of his recently formed connexion with the National Bank. THE REBELLION DENOUNCED.—The altars of Carriek-on- Suir, Cahir, Cionmel, and Cashel rung with denunciations against the physical force movement on Sunday morning last-all the priests, with a few exceptions, are for peace. THE CAMPS.—Looking into a tent are seen the arms clustered round the tent-pole; rolled in their blankets on straw lie the men, or in the day they are engaged about the camp in games of leap-frog. The officers are in pairs; their tents the same as the men's, but on the poles within hang their schakos, swords, and cloaks. Their mattrasses are straw, or (as in the case of the gay artilleryman and his mare, the more thoughtful engineer at Littleton) they are lodging on the cold, cold ground" in blankets, as the men —gay and happy nevertheless. Under the hedge-row the camp-kettles, and near the sentinel groups of gazers and villagers with small market wares. A REBEL CHIEF.—Mahoney, the guerilla chief of Bally- iieal, near the slate quarries, drills a thousand men every ;«vening-at si^olclock j he is a man of powerful stature his arms are a blunderbuss slung over his shoulder, a pike two feet and a half long, containing three pounds weight of steel, with a pair of pistols slung in a belt of untanned leather. J There is a warrant out for his arrest. In the Hue and Cry, the following is the description given of the parties named:— William Smith O'Brien—Has a sneering smile constantly on his face; full whiskers, sandy, a little grey; well set man, walks erect, dresses well. "Thomas Francis Meagher—High cheek bones; peculiar -expression about the eyes, rather cocked nose, no whiskers, well dressed. John B. Dillon-Rather thin, black whiskers, dressed respectable, has a bilious look, Michael Dilieny-High cheek bones; wants several of his teeth, very vulgar appearance, peculiar coarse unpleasant 6 voice dress respectable small short red whiskers. "Richard O'Gorman, jun.—Large dark whiskers, well made and active, walks upright; black frock coat, Tweed • trowsers." Twenty of the rebels implicated in the affray near Ballin- garry were arrested on Thursday by the police. Four arrests were made in Dublin late on Thursday night. Three are law clerks, the fourth a painter. Smeany and Joseph Brennan, writers in the Felon, were arrested in Loughrea on Thursday. A letter from Ballingarry on Thursday night says, about fifty arrests had been made there; and a larg .assorctnea of wearing apparel, belonging to Smith O'Brien^ found at the widow Lakin's cabin on the common.