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watchman. At which information he the late murders. He heard him one Aew into a violent passion, and

swore night singing in his sleep, “ Fol de he would sooner see the devil. He in- rol de rol lol I have five shillingssisted that she should not let him in, my pocket is full of shillings." He but she persisted

in opening the door, tried to awake him, to ask what he behind which Williams immediately was dreaming about ; but he would ran; and when it was opened, slipped not give

any answer.

He proved, out behind the watchman. As soon that on Thursday morning and evenas the watchman came in, he said, ing before Mr Williamson was murder“ Here, Mrs Hoare, is a handsome ed, Williams had no money, and that present for you at your door," shew. next morning he had a good deal. ing her a ripping chisel; “you may John Fitzpatrick proved, that he depend upon it the person who left it left Williams in company with Hart, there had no good intentions towards the joiner, at the Ship and Royal Oak you." Witness told him of the appre- public-house, about a quarter past hensions she experienced. Shortly af- eleven, before the murders were comter in came Williams again ; and, ta- mitted. This was corroborated by Miss king up the chisel, he said to the Lawrence the landlord's daughter. watchman, “Dan you, where did The examination here concluded. you get this chisel ?He replied, “I On Friday, a coroner's inquest was found it at Mrs Hoare's door there?” held at the House of Correction, Williams then said, “Whoever owned Clerkenwell, on the body of John this chisel, never intended Mrs Hoare Williams, who was found dead in his any good.”

cell in the prison. The Magistrate." What do you

Thomas Webb.--I am surgeon to suppose Williams went out in such a the prison ; I was called to the deceased hurry for?"

this morning ; I found him in his cell Witness." I take it he went out lying on his back on the bed, where to look for the chisel, but could not he had been placed by the person

who find it." She said she was then told cut him down ; he was dead and cold, by the watchman, that nobody else and had been dead many hours; on but Williams had left the chisel at the his neck, on the right side, is a very door.

deep impression of a knot, and a mark * The chisel was produced and shewn all round the neck as from the hand. to Mrs Vermilloe, and she identified kerchief by which he had been susit as the property of John Peterson. pended; the handkerchief was still It had his initials on it, and the same on the neck; I saw no other marks maker's name as the other tools. of violence on his body; I have no

Jolin Cobbett stated, that he had doubt he died from strangulation; he known Williams perfectly well. He told me, the day before yesterday, be had been with him frequently at Mr was perfectly easy and satisfied, for Williamson's, but he knew none of that nothing could happen to him. his acquaintances." He wished very Francis Knott.--I am a prisoner much to have seen Williams,' as be here ; I saw the deceased alive and had no doubt he should have been well yesterday, at about half-past three able to get something out of him con- in the afternoon; he asked me if he cerning the murders.

could see his friends ? I told him I Cuthperson, the other fellow-lodger did not know. This morning, at of Williams, proved, that he had al. about half-past seven o'clock, Joseph ways been very restless at mights since Becket, the turnkey, came to me in

the yard, and desired me to go up to

Joseph Becket.I am turnkey the cell of the deceased and cut him here ; I. locked the deceased up about dowl., for that he had found him ten minutes before four yesterday afhanging ; I went up immediately, and ternoon; he was then alive and well; put my arm round his body, and cut I asked him if he wanted any thing the handkerchief, part of which was

he said no. Between seven and eight ronod his neck, and the other part was this morning I unlocked the door of fastened to the rail which the bed and his cell; I discovered him hanging on clotaes

s are hung upon in the day-time the rail in his cell, with his feet nearly -the rail is six feet three inches from or quite touching the ground, with a the ground; he was cold, and seemed white handkerchief round his neck, to have been dead some time: he was

which handkerchief I had seen him ironed on the right leg.

wear ; I called Knott and Harris, and Henry Harris. I am also a prisoner saw bim cut down. here ; I was standing at my cell-door Mr Unwin, the coroner, then adabout half past seven; Mr Becket dressed the jury :-“ The miserable came to me, and desired me to help wretch, the object of the present enKnott with the man who had hung quiry, was committed here on sushimself. I went up, and found Knott picion of being one of the perpetra. standing at the door of the deceased's tors of the late alarming and most in.cell; Knott observed to me, the de. human murders, and that suspicion is ceased had hung himself on the rail; greatly increased by the result which I went in and saw him hanging to the has taken place ; for how much aug. rail with a handkerchief round his mented is the suspicion of guilt against neck, one end of which was attached a man, who, to escape justice, has req to the rail; I assisted Knott in cutting course to self-destruction. All homihin down.

cide is murder, till the contrary shall William Hassel.-I am clerk to the be shewn. The law ranks the suicide prison. The deceased was placed in in the worst class of murderers, and the re-examination cell, and ironed on this is a case of most unqualified selfthe right-leg; I considered him secure; murder. I have applied my attention he was placed in the prison as persons to the conduct of those entrusted with for re-examination invariably are; I the custody of this wretched man, as went up to him on the morning of a subject interesting to the public the 25th, to ask him his age-he told mind, and I leave it with you: I think me he was 27 years of age; I observed there is no culpability attaching itself to him his situation was awkwardhe to them. It only therefore remains said he was not guilty, and hoped the that we consign the body of this selfsaddle would be put upon the right murderer to that infamy and disgrace horse; I asked him his business-he which the law has prescribed ; and to replied he was a seafaring man, and leave the punishment of his crimes to said he was a Scotsman. Williams in him that has said “Vengeance is mine person is about five feet eight inches and I will repay."--Verdict, felo de and a half in height; he was dressed se. in a brown great-coat lined with silk, Mr Atkins, the keeper of the prison, a blue under-coat with yellow buttons, was so indisposed, that he was unable blue and white waistcoat, stripped blue to attend the inquest. pantaloons, brown worsted stockings, A number of

up upand shoes ; he is by no means of an on suspicion, have been discharged, athletic make.

among whom was Symons the soldier,

persons, taken


who had impeached himself when in his ignorance of the persons connecttoxicated, and a man named Mitchell, ed with them, and his unwillingness to who had been stopped on London- impeach innocent persons. The same bridge, under very suspicious circum- evening he was remanded to the cage stances, having a loose great coat on, in Cheshunt ; and next morning, when and his breeches much soiled with clay. the constables went to bring him up After undergoing a strict examination, for further examination, he was found however, he was discharged.-Many suspended from a beam in the cage by of these persons were dismissed, with his silk handkerchief, quite lifeless. an apology for their detention, and a The unfortunate man did not evince congratulatory compliment upon the any intellectual derangement; but lit. removal of the suspicions attached to tle doubt, however, remains, that the them. The magistrates declared their property found in his possession was high satisfaction and approbation of stolen. the conduct of the Hibernian inhabit. 29th.-FUNERAL OF ants in the Wapping district, in their LIAMSON FAMILY.-Attwelve o'clock exertions to forward the views of the on Tuesday the bodies of Mr and Mrs police, in bringing the murderers to Williamson, and the servant maid, were exemplary punishment.

conveyed, amidst animmense concourse A brother of the late Mrs Marr, of spectators, to Shadwell church. who drives a hackney coach, has been The service was read by the Rev. Mr privately examined twice relative to the Davis, and the feelings of the multitude murder. It appeared that he had not were expressive of the deepest sorrow. spoken to his sister for several years The reverend divine was so much ovenpast ; and what led to his examination powered that both in the church and was, that he had confessed driving a fare grave

the service was suspended from Cheapside to within a few doors for some minutes until he could recoof Mr Marr's on the night the murder ver himself. The shops in the neighwas perpetrated.

bourhood of the church were closed ; Mr Cook, a magistrate of Hartford, and the magistrates having placed a arrived on Tuesday morning from considerable number of officers in the Cheshunt, and stated, that he felt it church-yard, the ceremony was conto be his duty to acquaint the ma- ducted with the utmost solemnity, and gistrates with a very extraordinary cir- without the slightest disorder. cumstance, which he thought might 30th-Bow-STREET.- Pedro Cas. throw

some light on the late shocking nar, the Spanish lad who was detected events. A man named Batley, a brick- by Taunton, at a house in Trafalgarlayer's labourer, was taken up by him street, in the city-road, with gold and on suspicion of felony. Upon search silver coins and silver plate, in a tin box, ing the prisoner's apartments, a consi- and a writing desk, the property of his derable quantity of plate was found, aunt, Frederica Hath, who resides in and some linen stained very much with Lower-street, Islington, was brought blood. This circumstance excited a to the office for futher examination. suspicion that he was concerned in the In addition to the witnesses to prove late murders. With a view to disclose the circumstances we stated on his first something upon this subject, he under- examination, Ann Sykes attended, went a very minute cross-examination. and stated, that she lodges with Mr He denied all knowledge of the trans. Lowton, in Trafalgar-street, City-road. actions alluded to, and also declared She has been acquainted with the pri

at the

soner about five or six months, during grain, of most kinds, has not been which time he had been in the habit of large for the season of the


the frequently visiting her, Last Saturday speculations on a stoppage of the dismorning he called on her, and said he tillation from corn has happily kept was going to Spain; that he had got the prices from the advance which a tin box, which he would call and might otherwise have been looked for. leave with her in the evening. He then The serious enquiry into the defalca. departed, and called about half past tion of so many breweries in various two of the same day, and brought two counties has naturally contributed to bundles of clothes with him. He staid keep barleys down. The oat trade is then but a short time: he came a third brisk. The turnip crops have suffertime, between seven and eight o'clock ed no injury from the sudden change in the evening, and brought a large tin of weather. Hay and straw continue box in a coach; he asked her to return nearly at our last- reported prices. Litwith him to Lower-street, Islington, tle or nothing has been done of late in to fetch a writing desk, which she did. any branch of the wool trade, from 80 She waited some time in the coach, many manufacturers continuing unem. when he brought a writing-desk, which ployed. The meat markets have had they took to her lodging. In conver- a fine supply of good beef, mutton, sation during that evening he said he and pork, on fair terms between the lived with his uncle in Lower-street, grazier and butcher. No shows of Islington; that during that evening, lean cattle have been made in the his aunt's sister had let the candle drop course of the month, from which any into a box, which had set fire to it and rise or fall of stock could be well as. the house ; and that he had saved two certained; but neither beasts nor sheep, children by running out of the house in the midland or northern counties, with them. On Sunday he called to are stated to be dearer. dine with her, when he unlocked the tin FASHIONS.-Riding dress. Of fine box and writing desk, and shewed her Georgian cloth; colour, a pale lead the treasures in them; he said they or olive tinge ; ornamented with froge were his, and he was going to take a la militaire in front, and finished at them to Spain with him. He gave her the pocket-holes to correspond. Bee. ten doubloons and ten dollars, to re- hive hat of fine mos8 or cottage straw; quest Mr Lowton to sell them; and white lace curtain veil, twisted eccagave her six guineas for herself. The sionally round the rim of the hat; jean prisoner's aunt's sister denied having or kid half-boots, the colour of the dropped a spark of a candle in a box. habit, trimmed with fur ; gloves of The prisoner was committed for trial. straw.coloured kid or York tan, Pen

lerines of fur are a becoming and sea. AGRICULTURAL REPORT.-The li- sonable appendage to this equestrian mited operations in the course of this habit. month have yielded but little matter Morning dress.-A round robe of for agricultural detail. The dry frost, fine iron-grey cloth or velvet, with towards the latter end of it, afforded long sleeves and demi high front, trim. a favourable opportunity for carrying med down the centre of the figure, at out manure, in which the teams in all a measured distance, with chenille fur, districts seem actively employed. The and clasped in the centre, from the wheat plants have generally benefited bosom to the feet, with lozenge clasps by this seasonable turn of weather. of jet, the belt confined with the same. Although the marketable produce of Antique scolloped ruff of white crape;

cuffs to correspond. Hungarian mantle, nately grey and white,) drooping on with double capes, trimmed with che. the left side. Ear-rings and necklace nille fur, composed of the same mate- of jet, gloves of grey, or white kid, rial as the robe, and ornamented with slippers of black queen silk, with jet rich cord and tassels at the throat. A clasps ; fan of black

crape, frosted small eastern turban of grey and silver with silver, -tissue; short willow feathers (alter

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