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the best they could for their employers.” At peror of Russia, King of Prussia, and Duke length, upon reaching a hill, where there is of Wellington, by the corporation of the city an easy and gradual descent of more than a of London, to be upwards of £24,000. mile, the coach set off at a quick pace, Edinburgh Gas Light.-We have great which increased rapidly as it neared the le. pleasure in communicating to our fellowvel or termination of the hill. When with- citizens, that the subscription for lighting in about a quarter of a mile of the latter this city with gas is now filled up. Non place, the coach commenced running at a thing is more creditable to the public most furious rate ; the vehicle itself rolled spirit than the quickness with which this and rocked from side to side, many of the most desirable object has been obtained, passengers screamed for fear, and others, at the capital of £20,000 required, in the first the hazard of their lives, jumped off. In instance, being subscribed for in less than a this alarming state, the coachman attempted month from the publication of the prospecto pull in the horses, when the wheel horse tus. The work, we trust, will now be forfell down upon his haunches,—the leaders warded with all speed, that the public may were pulled back upon the wheelers, and enjoy, as soon as possible, its many advanthe coach suddenly overturned. By this ac- tages. Several shops in this city are now to cident the plaintiff was thrown beneath the be seen lighted with gas, and considerable coach, and had his leg broken. Amputa- crowds assemble to admire their unusual tion was the consequence. Damages for brilliancy, anticipating from it the splenthe plaintiff-£200.

dour which our streets are likely to exhibit 10.-Explosion of a Steam Boat. One next winter. of those unfortunate accidents, (says the Importation of Grain.-Eighteen vessels Norwich paper) which attend even the best have arrived at Leith, from foreign ports, arranged establishments, that carry with with grain, betwixt the 4th and ilth inst. them a certain though remote danger, oc and the following is the quantity of grain curred on the 4th instant, and the horrible imported during the week : spectacle of eight mangled carcases is yet From Foreign Ports. Wheat, 1345 before our eyes. These are the miserable quarters 400 bags. Oats, S185 quarters victims of the bursting of the steam-boiler 115 bags. Barley, 1280 quarters 21 bags. in the packet which sails from Norwich to Beans, 810 quarters. Pease, 45 quarters. Yarmouth. Just after the boat had started, Brought Coastwise. Wheat, 204 quarit had not gone twenty yards, when the ters 561 bolls. Oats, 405 quarters 349 tremendous explosion took place. The ves. bolls. Barley, 5146 quarters. Pease and sel was rent to atoms, so that little remains Beans, 211 quarters. Flour, 14 sacks. entire from the stern to the engine-room, Bran, 200 bolls. except the keel and the flooring. Twenty No less than fifty-one vessels arrived at two passengers appear to have been on Grangemouth, from the 1st to the 8th inboard. The bodies of eight are found stant, laden with grain. five men and three women: one child yet Wrecking.-On the 3d inst. about four missing, and six have been sent to the hos- o'clock, during a fall of snow, and in a pital in a wounded state: six escaped un strong gale from the north, the brig Mary, hurt. Of these last, one man was standing of Ilfracombe, Captain J. Bowden, laden over the boiler when the explosion happen- with culm, was driven on shore in Fassel ed. It is said Major Mason was another Geaver Cove, in the parish of Camborne, a whose clothes were torn by the shock, but little eastward of Godrevey, within the port who was otherwise uninjured. The third of St Ives. After driving over a dreadful was an infant two months old, and the little ledge of rocks for near an hour, she was innocent was discovered at the bottom of driven on the beach, and fortunately the the vessel in a profound sleep, after the re crew were saved. The captain, assisted by moval of the dreadful wreck.

some of the principal farmers of Gwithian, 11.-Fall of Snow.—Yesterday morning, arid the officers of the customs from the between four and five o'clock, a consider- port of St Ives, succeeded, on the reflux of able fall of snow took place, which whitened the tide, in getting out the cables in such the streets of London for twenty minutes. situations as were judged expedient to keep Tuesday was remarkably warm and fine the ship in safety ; parties of men were for the season, the preceding ten days were hired to work on the ship, in securing her of a similar description, and the whole win. stores, and to keep watch during the night ter has been mild.

over what had been saved. During the 12.-The Honourable the Barons of his whole of the first day every thing was conMajesty's Exchequer in Scotland, have made ducted with the greatest regularity, and not a grant of the extensive sand bank, which the smallest pillage took place ; but on the lies off the harbour of Greenock, to the second evening a party of Camborne miners magistrates ; infeoffment was, on Thursday came down, determined for a wreck. They se'enight, at low water, regularly taken of cut the ship's cable, carried off two of her the property.

small anchors, stole all the beef and biscuit Civic Entertainments. The official re. on board, and even had the hardihood, beport states the cost of the civic entertain- fore it became dark, to steal some of the ments given to the Prince Regent, the Ein- scamen's clothes at Gwithian Church Town, VOL. I.

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which, having been washed by the people 15.-dir Bed.--A very curious piece of of the village for the poor fellows, had been furniture has just been introduced at Oakhung up to dry. In pillaging the ship, ley's, the upholstery branch of the Western they set the watch at defiance, by threaten- Exchange. It is an air bed. Half a dozen ing to cut them down with their dags or large pipes, made of gold-beater's skin, are hatchets. Almost the whole of the vessel covered with a ticking, and quilted together and cargo belonged to the captain, and, we in knotted rows between each pipe. They are sorry to state, was not insured, so that are then blown full, the bed becomes dis he is totally ruined. We are happy to in tended, and is sufficiently soft. By turning form our readers, however, that three of the a cock, the air can be let out, and the bed wreckers, having been identified, were ap tied up in a pocket handkerchief! prehended on Saturday night by the Rev. Destitute Poor.--Some gentlemen, deWilliam Hockin, and by him committed to puted from Liverpool to apply to Governtake their trials at the present assizes, on ment for a loan of £100,000, for the purcharges of capital felonies. We trust that pose of providing employment for the destithe magistrates of the maritime districts, on

poor of that place, have returned withall similar occasions, by putting the existing out succeeding in the object of their mission. laws (which are sufficiently strong) in force Unquestionable security, it is said, was of against such miscreants, will put an end to fered. the lawless and abominable system of wreck Conjuring.–At the Shrewsbury assizes, ing, which has so long been a disgrace to Thomas Evans, of Todley, was charged Cornwall and other maritime counties. with obtaining money by conjuration, &c.

Blasphemous Publications.- Circular. and was found Not guilty. The following
Whitehall, March 27, 1817.—MY LORD. is a copy of one of the charms produced by
As it is of the greatest importance to pre a witness!
vent, as far as possible, the circulation of

“ A Charm for low Spirits and overlooking blasphemous and seditious pamphlets and

Neighbours with an evil Eye. writings, of which, for a considerable time past, great numbers have been sold and dis

In nomine Patris up and down + Spiritus tributed throughout the country, I have

Sancti may lo 4558 + Crux Christi 4224 in thought it my duty to consult the law offi

660602197 + 9555227 L. I. D. 698527 L. cers of the Crown, whether an individual

26210202720897. found selling, or in any way publishing,

Tetragnammaton X such pamphlets or writings, might be

To be sewed in the shirt collar." brought immediately before a justice of the peace, under a warrant issued for the pur The Luddites. The following is an ac. pose, to answer for his conduct. The law curate account of the fate of the Luddites. officers having accordingly taken this matter -John Clarke, Thomas Savage, Joshua into their consideration, have notified to me Mitchell, William Towle, Jolin Amos, their opinion, that a justice of the peace William Withers, James Watson, and John may issue a warrant to apprehend a person Crowther, were capitally convicted, and charged before him, upon oath, with the seven of them left for execution ; John publication of libels of the nature in ques Clarke and James Watson having been retion, and compel him to give bail to answer prieved. John Blackburn and George the charge. Under these circumstances, I Shipman, two of the Luddites, were ad. beg leave to call your Lordship's attention mitted evidence for the Crown. John Slavery particularly to this subject; and I have ter, also a Luddite, was ordered to be transto request, that if your Lordship should not ported for life. Samuel Caldwell, a Ludpropose to attend in person at the next gen dite, being ill, his trial was postponed. eral quarter sessions of the peace, to beholden These, with Towle, who was hanged last in and for the county under your Lordship's year, and ne who has left the kingdom charge, you would make known to the chair. are supposed to be all who were concerned man of such sessions the substance of this in the Loughborough job--the word used by communication, in order that he may re the Luddites. commend to the several magistrates to act 17.--Election of a Scottish Peer. This thereupon in all cases where any person day came on, at Holyroodhouse, the election should be found offending against the law of one of the sixteen Peers, in room of the in the manner above-mentioned. I beg Earl of Rothes, deceased. The candidates leave to add, that persons vending pamph- were, the Marquisses of Tweedale and lets or other publications in the manner

Lothian. alluded to, should be considered as coming under the provisions of the hawkers' and Marq. of Tweedale Earl of Leven pedlars' act, and be dealt with accordingly, Marq. of Lothian Earl of Marchmont unless they shew that they are furnished Earl of Moray with a license, as required by the said act. Earl of Home Lord Torphichen -I am, &c.

Earl of Haddington Lord Elibank

SID MOUTH. Earl of Wemyss and Lord Rollo. To his Majesty's Lieutenant


Total,... 13. of the county of Chester.

Earl of Findlater


Lord Gray

995 6




ject. We now feel ourselves at liberty to Lord Belhaven to the Earl of Wemyss and state, that Ireland was destitute of wheat for March.

the purposes of seed; and what may appear There were also 37 signed lists from peers. singular, also of a sufficient quantity of po

A signed list was sent by Lord Saltoun, tatoes. Of the former article, abundant but was rejected by the returning clerks, as supplies have been procured from the Baltic, not being properly sealed.

and from various quarters in Germany; and After the votes were called, the anarquis from this stock, Ireland has been supplied of Lothian was declared duly elected ; there with all she required. Shipments of wheat being for

and potatoes have also been made up from The Marquis of Lothian.m.waw.33 England for the sister kingdom. Marquis of Tweedale....... 18 Saving Banks.—We find these institu

tions gaining ground everywhere, and that during a period in which such an effect was The Marquis of Lothian, after the elec not perhaps to be expected. We instance tion, rose and addressed the peers in nearly one among many—the Hertfordshire bank. the following words :-“ My Lords, I rise The annual meeting was holden at the Shireto thank you for the honour you have done hall, Hertford, on Tuesday, the 8th instant, me, and I trust I shall always be found to when the following statement of its accounts act worthy of that honour. Had it been was laid before them by the managing comotherwise, I should have had the satisfaction mittee : to strike my colours to a noble hero, who

Total amount of deposits received had bravely fought and bled in the cause of between the 30th March 1816, and his country.”

30th March 1817,

L.3994 3 3 The votes of the Earls of Findlater and

Belonging to Labourers, L.1053 9 0

Servants, Marchmont were taken by the clerks, al.

Tradesmen, 327 2 0 though neither of these titles have been

Children, 251 3 6

In trust for children & others 313 0 0 allowed by the House of Lords.

Belonging to various persons 860 13 6 The proceedings were opened by a most Returned to depositors 193 93

3994 3 3 appropriate and impressive prayer, by the Rev. Dr John Inglis, one of the ministers Stock purchased

6223 15 3 of the Old Greyfriars' Church, and one of Returned to depositors

278 0 0 the deans of the Chapel Royal.

L.5945 15 3 Their Lordships were attended by Colin Mackenzie and David Hume, Esqrs. two of

The merit of these banks is, that their the principal clerks of Session, in virtue of a use may be understood at one glance by the commission from the Lord Clerk Register, meanest capacity ; that they require no lathe magistrates of Edinburgh, Mr Halker- borious calculations, no nice arguments, to ston, bailie of the Abbey, and other officers. prove their advantage. They are institu

The election was attended by the most tions by which industry may, at an easy numerous assemblage of ladies and gentle. rate, provide for the wants of families, for men we ever witnessed on a similar occa. furnishing cottages, for stocking small sion.

farms, for providing against sickness, aNew Chapel.-On Sunday the 13th gainst unexpected distress, against bad seainst. the new Episcopal chapel at Dumfries sons, for furnishing resources to prevent age was consecrated by the Right Reverend from being burdensome to relations, to enBishop Sandford, from Edinburgh ; after able all persons to pass the last period of which he delivered a most excellent sermon their lives in quiet, and to have that pause, to a crowded and select audience.

which all should have, between active labour 19.-Sille Gauze.--In the present de- and the grave. pressed state of weavers' wages, it is grati Horrible Event.— Murder of Captain Milfying to learn, that the beautiful manufac- ler, late paymaster and agent to the Stafford ture of silk gauze has, after a suspension of militia, and suicide of Lieutenant Flemthirty years, been revived, with every pros- ing :pect of success, in Paisley: Many looms Extract of a letter from the Rev. Mr Gale, are already employed, and there is little

dated April 13, 1817. doubt that the number will rapidly increase. Pray call immediately on the friends of It forms a splendid dress ; and, as it can be Captain Miller, and inform them of the brought forward at a cheap price, the use of fatal accident here-under related : Poor it promises to be general, in spite of the in- Captain Miller, it seems arrived yesterday jury which it sustains by washing.

by the subscription coach, at the Heathfield 21.-Provisions for Ireland. We have Arms, near the Madhouse at Fivehead, known, for sometime past, that government where I visit as a magistrate. This mornwere anxious to procure supplies of wheat, ing he visited his old friend, Lieutenant and other articles of provisions, for the con- Fleming, at Fivehead-house, where they sumption and use of Ireland ; but lest the dined together in the most friendly manner, dealers should avail themselves of the retired soon after to Mr Fleming's bed. knowledge of the fact to raise the price of room, and in less than a quarter of an hour grain, &c. we remained silent on the sub- the explosion of pistols was heard, and

-Ditto one

those two old friends were immediately poor unfortunate plaintiff in this case." found lifeless.

Verdict for plaintiff, damages £120. This is a brief relation of this horrid Sentences at Lancashire Assizes.-Death business. I have seen the bodies, the place 48.-Fourteen years' transportation, 8.&c. this afternoon, and, after every exami Seven years' ditto, 2.---Imprisoned two years, nation of the circumstances, have no doubt 6.-Ditto one year, 3.- Ditto six months, Lieutenant Fleming first murdered his 1. -Ditto three months, 1.friend, partly by a sword, and lastly by a month, 1.- Ditto one week, 1.-Admitted pistol-shot, and then murdered hiimself. evidence, 5.—Acquitted, 28.-No bills a

(Signed) J. GALE. gainst 13.-Indictments removed, 9.Captain Miller received, on the 9th inst. Total 126.. The number prisoners cona very pressing letter from Lieutenant Flem- demned is more than ever remembered at ing, entreating him to go down, stating he one Assize; and, what is very remarkable, could not live long, and wished much to see the convictions for minor offences do not his old friend before he died. Captain Mil amount to half the number, viz. 23. ler therefore left town on Friday, to per 24.—Mr Wright. Last week Mr John form the last act of humanity, as he thought, Wright, who has of late delivered lectures, to one whose views through life he had al and held meetings for worship on Unitarian ways promoted.

principles, in the Long Room, Marble 21.-MrWaithman.-On Tuesday, 15th, Street, Liverpool (a place which has been a most respectable meeting took place at the frequently occupied by different denominaNew London Tavern, consisting of the tions of Christians during the last twenty friends and admirers of the political princi- years), was summoned on three informaples and conduct of Mr Waithman (among tions, to appear before the magistrates, on whom were the Hon. Mr Bennet, Mr the charge of holding meetings for worship Brougham, and several other distinguished in a place not duly registered. Mr Wright characters) for the


of presenting to attended at the town-hall on Saturday last, that gentleman a piece of plate, purchased at the appointed time, when the Mayor by public subscription, as a mark of the re (John Wright, Esq.) and Alderman Nicholspect in which he was held for his conduct son took their places as the city magisas a public man. An elegant dinner was trates; they were afterwards joined by prepared, Mr Favell in the chair.

Alderman Sir W. Barton. After much disSpring Guns. Among the causes tried cussion, Mr. Wright was liberated on bail. at the Warwick Assizes, was one to recover We understand the Literary and Philoa compensation in damages for injury sus sophical Society of New York have elected tained by a little boy, of the name of Jay, Drs Brewster and Home, and Professor who was, in August last, severely wounded Jameson, of this city, honorary members of by the discharge of a spring-gun, set in a their Society. Their diplomas were delivergarden near Birmingham, belonging to a ed by E. D. Allison, surgeon, Leith, who Mr Whitefield. The facts, as they appear likewise has brought a fine copy of Profesed in evidence, were briefly these :-On the sors Hosack and Francis' Medical and 7th August, between six and seven in the Philosophical Register from these gentleevening, the boy in question, who is about men for the Wernerian Society of Edin13 years of age, accompanied by a younger burgh. Edin. Paper. brother, went into a field adjoining the gar Strawberries sold in Covent-Garden mar. den of the defendant, in search of a stick, ket, on Saturday the 19th, at half-a-crown for the purpose of making a standard for a the “ Alderman's Thumb" pottle ; middlekite. With this intention they went to sized asparagus at 20s the hundred ; and the hedge which skirted the defendant's pea gooseberries at 5s. the pint pottle. garden, and while one of the lads was in 26.-On Friday the 18th, two gentlemen the act of cutting a stick, he received the appeared by appointment, before the magiscontents of a spring-gun in the lower part trates of London, in General Quarter Sesof his body. He was taken to the hospital, sions, at the Sessions Hall, in the Old Bailey, where he remained for many weeks in a as members and officers of the Academical most dangerous state, but afterwards re Society held in Chancery Lane, and procovered. The gun had been loaded with duced the books of regulations, list of memsmall pebbles, seventeen of which had been bers, &c. together with a petition for a liextracted, and seven yet remained within

'The magistrates present were, the him. The learned Judge, in addressing Lord Mayor, with Aldermen Sir John Perthe jury, observed, that the right to defend ring, Sir William Domville, and Joshua property in this way, was questioned by the Jonathan Smith. Tðeir petition, which was most eminent lawyers of the present day. duly presented and read, prayed for a liHe was, however of opinion in this case, cense for the investigation and discussion that the plaintiff had a right to recover; and of philosophical, literary, historical, and farther, that if the plaintiff had even broken political subjects, as heretofore," at the into the defendant's garden, the action would rooms of the society. Some question arislie. “ Surely,” said the Judge, “ the law ing upon the word political, a long discusnever intended to give any man the right of sion took place, which terminated in the shooting another for so trivial a trespass as license being refused. that alleged to have been committed by the 28.--Col. G. Ilarris.--The superb sword,


value 150 guineas, which had been voted he returned by a circuitous route to London. to Colonel the Honourable George Harris, He proceeded to the house of Pendrill, a by the officers who had served under him in bootmaker in Newgate Street, who was one the 2d battalion of the 73d regiment, on of their party, and who, it will be recollectthe occasion of his retiring from the com ed, was one of Preston's bail accepted by mand of that corps, in testimony of the the Lord Mayor. Pendrill received him high regard they entertain of his character with the welcome of a partizan, and it was and conduct, has been recently finished, and determined that he should wait till the prowas, a few days ago, presented by Captain bable fate of the elder Watson was known. Henry Coane.

This delay produced the necessity of immeIceland Fishery.- The Society of Fisher- diate concealment, in consequence of the remen's Friends, at Deal, have succeeded in ward offered for his apprehension the next procuring a bounty from Government of £3 day, and a room for his accommodation, in per ton, for the Iceland Fishery, and two the back part of the house, was prepared ; vessels, of about 100 tons each, will shortly Pendrill, from his own close connexion with proceed under the superintendence of an old the party, feeling a more than common inand experienced Dutch skipper. The crews terest in the fate of his friend. He continuare chiefly composed of boatmen belonging. ed Pendrill's tenant for upwards of a month, to Deal.

Another vessel of about 100 tons and, in fact, till the vigour of pursuit had is also intended to be sent. It is hoped that abated. During all this time, however, he this enterprise will form a new era in the did not remain a close prisoner, for his host history of Deal, and, if successful, will in having procured him the costume of a all probability be followed up next summer Frenchwoman, he frequently wandered forth with a more extensive outfit.

in the dusk of the evening. During these 28.-Gaelic Society.--We learn with excursions, he frequently encountered perilpleasure, that a branch of the Gaelic So ous adventures; but at last, at a convenient ciety of Perth has recently been estab- opportunity, still attired in his female dress, lished in this city. This society, like those he repaired to Liverpool, in the care of a of London and Edinburgh, has for its female friend, and there, after due precauobject the preservation of the martial spirit, tion, he took his passage on board an Amelanguage, dress, music, and antiquities, of rican vessel across the Atlantic. Soon after the ancient Caledonians. It has estab. his departure, Pendrill, apprehensive of lished a Gaelic school in Perth, and will some disclosures affecting his own safety, extend its benefits in this way as its funds sold off his property, and followed the course increase. Its efforts in this view may be of his friend, and set sail for America also. considered as closely allied to those of that Within the last fortnight a letter has been most excellent society lately instituted here, received by a publican in the neighbourhood for the support of “ circulating Gaelic of Moorfields, from young Watson, anSchools” in the Highlands of Scotland, nouncing his safe landing in the Land of which have been already productive of in- Liberty,” and expressing his gratitude for calculable advantage to thousands of old the generous protection which had been afand young, formerly incapable of reading forded him by his friends in London, and the Scriptures even in their native tongue. by whom a subscription was entered into to For the accommodation of members resi- defray his expenses. dent in this city, a commission from the Scottish Corporation. On the 26th, the parent society, appointing the Rev. Mr Spring Dinner of this admirable charity was Simon Fraser and Mr John MʻGregor pre- held at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in sidents of the Edinburgh branch, with cer the Strand, and was numerously attended. tain powers, has been granted ; and at a We reckon that the company amounted to meeting held here on the 9th current, which nearly three hundred persons, who were of was well and respectably attended, the com the most respectable classes of society ; the mission was read, and suitable addresses Marquis of Huntly was in the chair, the delivered from both these gentlemen, ex Duke of Clarence being prevented from atplanatory of the nature and objects of the tending by indisposition. A very liberal institution, and expressive of their confi- subscription was made in support of the dence that these would be promoted by all charity. who wish well to their country.

We with Burnt Fen.— The Board of Agriculture pleasure anticipate a considerable accession have received the satisfactory information, to the numbers and respectablity of this that the extensive tract of land in the Isle of patriotic and useful institution, in conse Ely, called Burnt Fen (nearly 16,000 acres), quence of the establishment of a branch in which was deluged early in the winter, from the metropolis.

a breach in the banks of the river, has been Escape of Young Watson.-Some light so well drained by the constant working of has at length been thrown on the mysterious the windmills, that the whole of it is now concealment, and ultimate escape, of young in a proper state to be sowed with oats. Watson from this country to America. Obelisk.The ceremony of laying the now appears, that on the night of the 2d foundation stone of the Obelisk at CheltenDecember, the young conspirator accom ham, dedicated to his Grace the Duke of panied his father and Thistlewood towards Wellington, took place at one o'clock, 26th Highgate. On his father being captured, instant, attended by Lord Hill, and all


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