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SENTENCE ON MARTIN.—At six on Saturday, the Chief Baron sentenced Mr. Martin to ten years' transportation. The Court then rose for the present sittings. The prisoner before sentence said he did not mean to impugn the Court, or the verdict of the jury, but he did not think he had been fairly tried, as the jury had been selected by the Crown. He then entered into a vindication of his motives, declaring thai, he was impelled to the course he had adopted by wit- nessing the miseries to which his unfortunate countrymen "were subjected in fact, he could not rest while he thought on the misery they endured. The Chief Baron, in passing sentence, pointed out the evils which were likely to result to the country from the course he had adopted; and said, the court had felt bound not to disregard altogether the re- commendation of the jury to mercy. The prisoner: I beg pardon for interrupting your lordship, but I cannot conde- scend to accept mercy. I believe I am morally right, and I only want justice. Arrangements are in progress for a Special Commission 1n the county of Tipperary, for the trial of Mr. Smith O'Brien, Mr. T. F. Meagher, aad the other parties engaged in the in- surrectionary outbreak in that county. The letters and other documents found in the possession of Mr. Smith O'Brien have, it is understood, induced the Crown to expe- dite this Commission; and it is stated that startling disclo- sures will be made in the evidence, for which the public as yet are little prepared. There is no account yet of Doheny or Dillon. REMOVAL OF STATE PRISONERS.—On Friday morning fourteen prisoners, in Newgate and Kilmainham gaol, were removed to Belfast, where they, will be confined for the present. Crown prosecutors have determined to abandon the Indictment for felony against Mr. Gavan Duffy in order to prosecute him for high treason, in consequence of the disco- very amongst the papers found in Mr. Smith O'Brien's port- manteau of a letter of Mr. Duffy on the subject of the insur- rection. The man Harnett, who was- arrested, is not the man who directed the attack on the mails at Abbeyfeale. That auda- cious rebel is still at large. The person arrested is a cousin of his, a solicitor, in the town of Newcastle, and head of the club orgaiiisation there. TRANSMISSION OF STATE PRISONERS TO FORT 'GEORGE-. -Twelve of the State prisoners arrested under the Suspen- sion of the Habeas Corpus Act were placed on board the war-steamer Shearwater, for Fort George, in Scotland. The prisoners appeared persons of the humbler class. It was stated, some of the American sympathisers" were •amongst them. The prisons of Newgate and Kilmainham have become crowded. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CLERGY AND THE STATE PRI- SONERS.—The Limerick Examiner contains the following announcement:—•" A letter from the Right Rev. Dr. Ryan, Bishop of this diocese, announcing a movement of the pre- lates and clergy of Ireland in favour of a general amnesty for all political offences, has been received by clergymen in this city. It is needless to state that the clergymen of this 0 diocese have most readily co-operated with the right rev. prelate in an object which all have so deeply at heart. The Catholic hierarchy and clergy of England contemplate a 11 n p memorial similar to that proposed by their brethren in this country,, in behalf of the State prisoners. The intention is to present the memorial to the .Queeu- in person, or, if that be not permitted, through the Secretary of State, praying an amnesty for political offences in Ireland." The Cork Constitution reports a treasonable piece of pas- try. On Thursday, a large meat pie smoking from the oven was presented at the gate of the city gaol, by a servant of the iviessrs. Yarian, of Patrick-street, to be given to Isaac, Stephen, and Ralph Varian, prisoners for treasonable prac- tices. Before the pie was forwarded by the outward turn- key, the searcher pierced it with a long needle; and, fiiidiu- it contained something hard, lifted the crust and discovered a bottle. On drawing the cork it was found to contain five ,or six letters and scraps. of. newspapers. The scraps.gave accounts of the arrests of the rebel leaders, and reports of the proceedings in Italy. Amongst the letters was one di- rected to I. S. Varian, purporting to be written by one of his female relatives, which was very lengthy, couched in extraordinary language, and containing the most horrifying sentiments. The bottle and its contents have been retained by the authorities. The pie was given to the prisoners. THE WEATHER IN IRELAND.—Most favourable symptoms of a change in the weather set in on Thursday afternoon, the wind passing round to the north, with bright sunshine and an unclouded sky. The reports from the country, how- ever, continue unfavourable, and the apprehensions of defi- cient grain crops, and of the total failure of the potato, are becoming every day more serious and well-founded. THE POTATO BLIGHT.—The failure appears to be as com- plete as that of 1846. Reports from Tipperary, Carlow, Cork, Sligo, Limerick, Derry, Antrim, Down, Louth, Ar- magh, and Monaghan, all concur in representing the pesti- lence as universal.