|THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY.|
|THE recognition of the Southern States as an independent Republic is an event which must sooner or later take place. Warthe terrible scourge of nationsmust at all times be looked upon with a feeling of horror and dismay ; but in a case like this, where brother meets brother in dread antagonism, and friend lifts hand against friend, the prospect becomes more sickening to behold, and calls for an immediate and prompt interference on the part of neutral Powers. In this American civil war the conduct of the parties on either side has been most strange and singularone party fighting under great disadvantages, while the other, having vast resources, resorts to means that are contemptible and contrary to the etiquette of war. The destruction of Charleston harbour for instance is a gross and diabolical outrage upon the rights of the world ; and by this act the Federal Government have transgressed the rules that regulate the mode of warfare, and have thus exposed themselves to the contempt and contumely of Christendom. It is high time, therefore, that the Powers of Europe should interfere to put a stop to this terrible fratricidal conflict, pregnant as it is with so much bloodshed and destruction of life and property. The only way in which this could be safely done would be by recognising the independence of the Southern States, and the opening up of the blockaded portsa duty which must devolve upon England and France. It would appear from the statements of the French press that the EMPEROR is prepared to act in the matter, and he only awaits the decision of the English Cabinet, who must be more or less influenced by the opinions of the public. The feeling is decidedly in favour of the South ; and it is hoped that Government will concert measures with our ally for this purpose.|
| KILLADYSERT PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.Magistrates presidingF. J. M'Carthy, and E. Blake, R.M., Esqrs. There was a considerable number of cases ruled on the books for adjudication ; but they were, generally speaking, of an unimportant character. A young man of most unenviable cut and finish, and unprepossessing physiognimy was brought up on remand charged with stealing a horse from the lands of Daniel Reidy, Cahercon, where the animal had been on grass for some time previously. This person, in reply to the bench, said his name was Creaghan, and that he was a native of Cahirconlish, in the county of Limerick. This was the only case of any importance. There were several other cases at the suit of the constabulary, in each of which a fine was imposed. The court then adjourned.|
| ENNIS PETTY SESSIONS.FRIDAY.[Before E.
BLAKE, Esq., R.M.] Robert Crowe, a promising youth, was summoned by his father for drawing a knife and threatening to kill him, for which offence informations were ordered against him to be bailed to keep the peace for 12 months. Acting-Constable Lynch summoned John Ahern for being drunk, &c., in the streets, fined 1s. and costs. Acting-Constable Lynch summoned Anne Sheedy for like offence, fined 5s and costs, or 48 hours in gaol. Sub-Constable Thomas Houlihan summoned John Shannon for vagrancy. The Bench committed the prisoner for seven days, together with his wife for a similar offence. Sub-Constable Craddock summoned Michael Macmahon for obstructing the public passage in Church-street, by leaving his cart across the footpath. Mr. Blake inflicted a fine of 1s and costs. Eliza Costello for having goods (bought in the shop of Mr. Kerin by a poor man named Martin Cullinan, and which were stolen from him on Saturday, the 11th inst.), was committed for trial at Ennis Assizes. The court, after disposing of several other cases of assault, wages, &c., adjourned to the 24th inst.|
| COMMITTALS TO ENNIS GAOL.Michael Ryan, on the 16th inst., from Broadford Petty Sessions for cutting trees7 days imprisonment. Thomas Crehan, from Kildysert, charged with horse stealingfor further examination. Mary Robinson, absconding workhouse1 month's imprisonment. Bridget Shannon, Mary Shannon, and John Shannon, from Ennis Petty Sessions, for vagrancy7 days imprisonment. Pat O'Neill, from Knock Petty Sessions on the 17th, for assault 1 month's imprisonment. Michael Casey, stealing turnips14 days imprisonment. Malachy Foley, for breach of Excise Lawsto pay a fine of £12 10s. Mary Kelly, for selling unlicensed spirits7 days imprisonment. James Marnon, from Kilrush, for breach of Excise Lawsto be imprisoned for 3 calendar months. John Higgins, Francis Crowe, and John Crowe, for assaultsto be each imprisoned for one month at hard labour. Catherine Connors and Mary Hehir, from Miltown, for assaultsto be each imprisoned for one month. Henry Edge, from Killadysert on the 19th, for vagrancyto be each imprisoned 14 days. George O'Grady, absconding workhouse for further examination.|
| PUBLIC FEELING IN CANADA.A letter in the Times speaks of the noble liberality with which the Roman Catholic clergy have voluntarily placed at the disposal of the Government all the secular buildings under their control. The Bishop of Montreal tendered his own palace for barracks. In every parish, stirring appeals have been made by the Roman Catholic clergy to their parishioners to volunteer for the defence of the country.||
| TOTAL WRECK OF TWO FOREIGN VESSELS IN THE CHANNEL.On Monday morning the captain his wife and daughter, and the crew of the Dutch schooner Pelican, laden with wheat from Trieste to Antwerp, and which sprung a leak and sunk in mid-Channel in the late gale, were landed at Dover from the brig Eliza Jane of Shoreham. This vessel stood by the Pelican until the hands were picked up ; she then brought them on to Dover, where they will all be taken care of at the Sailors' Home, and be forwarded to London. They all speak of the great kindness of Captain Lalert, of the brig Eliza [sic]. The crew of the French lugger Petit Pierre, run down and sunk and sunk by an Austrian brig, were also brought to the Sailors' Home in an utterly destitute state. The Secretary of the Home for Shipwrecked Sailors has received a very gratifying letter from the French Minister of Marine, expressing the thanks of the Emperor's Government for the efficient services rendered to the crews of thirty-five wrecked French vessels by the Dover Sailors' Home.London Paper.|
| The Adriatic, with the Grenadier Guards, arrived at Halifax on the 31st ult.
| On the 17th instant, at his father's residence, 75, George-street, Limerick, the wife of Rev. James F. MacMahon, Rector of Chapel Russell, of a daughter.
On the 17th inst., at No. 2, Richmond-terrace, Limerick, the wife of Timothy Bunton, Esq., sol., of a daughter.
At South-terrace, Borrisokane, the wife of Rev. William Molloy, of a daughter, still-born.
On the 10th instant, at 144, Lower Baggot-street, Dublin, the wife of Robert Griffin, Esq., barrister-at-law, of a daughter.
On the 15th instant, in Society-street, Ballinasloe, the wife of Robert Hood Smythe, Esq., proprietor of the Western Star, of a son.
| On the 18th instant, in the Catholic Church, Ennis, by the Rev. J. M'Mahon, Mr. John Deering of Artane, county Dublin, to Eliza, third daughter of the late Mr. M. Gleeson, of Ennis.
On the 15th inst., at the Metropolitan Church, Dublin, Marlborough-street, Alfred Renehan, Esq., L.R.C.S.L., of The Elms, Finglas, eldest son of Thomas Renehan, Esq., of Rathpatrick, in the county of Kilkenny, and nephew of the late Dr. Renehan, President of Maynooth College, to Helena Mary, daughter of the late Michael Caven, Esq., of Cappa House, in this county.
On the 14th instant, at Bray Church, Dublin, Major Charles F. Studdert, late of the 80th regiment, of Newmarket House, in this county, to Eliza, fourth daughter of the late Charles Putland, Esq., of Bray Head, county Wicklow.
On the 16th instant, at Trinity Church, Rathmines, Dublin, M. Scanlan, Esq., of Ballyknockane, county Limerick, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late James Fisher, Esq.
On the 15th instant, at the Centenary Chapel, St. Stephen's-green, Dublin, the Rev. Wm. Gorman, Wesleyan Minister, of Belfast, to Mary Smallman, youngest daughter of W. G. Sibthorpe, Esq., of Limerick.
On the 14th instant, at the New Cathedral, St. John's, Limerick, Edward Francis Matthews, Esq., of Newbridge, county Kildare, to Ellen Mary Agnes, eldest daughter of Eugene Coomey, Esq., of Limerick.
| On the 17th instant, in Mill-street, at an advanced age, Mr. A. Molony, an old and respected inhabitant of this town.
On the 16th instant, in Dublin, of malignant scarlatina, followed by dyptheria, Richard Coglan O'Grady, Esq., A.B, T.C.D., eldest son of the late Rev. T. O'Grady, Rector of Berehaven, county Cork.
On the 12th instant, Charles J. Magrath, Esq., of Blessington-street, Dublin, and Knocknaree House, county Wicklow.
On the 6th instant, in Trinidad, William, eldest son of the late Mr. James M'Daniel, of Dublin.