ON Friday a Police messenger arrived by express at Midleton from Youghal, to request that the resident Magistrate, with a party of military and police stationed there should proceed immediately to the latter town, as an attack was momentarily expected against the shops, provision-stores, and the bank. Afterwards, he posted in haste to Cork for additional troops. It was stated that a party of from 5,000 to 6,000 labourers waited outside the town, ready to commence the attack, the consequence of the desperate state to which the people are driven by their privations. During the week, letters were received by several inhabitants, among others the manager of the bank, apprising them of this intention.

Up to the present time, however, no actual outbreak has occurred, but the town continues as in a state of siege.