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and a member of the Society of Friends from his hearing as well as his sight; but we are Belfast, with his daughter, who was going happy to state, that there is no truth in the out to join her husband in America. It is report. Indeed, as if Providence kindly inmelancholy to think they all perished. tended to compensate for the loss of vision,
8.-Chain Bridge. A bridge of this de- his Majesty's sense of hearing is not merely scription is just finished at Dryburgh, for quick, but it has become, if we may be al. the convenience of foot passengers, across lowed to use the term, discriminative. When the river Tweed. It consists of a platform his Majesty is in a composed state of mind, of wood, supported by chains suspended he can readily distinguish and tell, by their from pillars, on each side of the river, at footsteps, the name of any one who is apthe height of eighteen feet from the surface proaching or passing him. As but few are of the water; the span, from the point of allowed to him, he generally amuses suspension, is 261 feet, affording an easy himself, as they pass, by calling to them by and level passage,
His Majesty's habits have not, in The appearance of the bridge is extremely consequence of infirmity or old age, underlight and elegant, and, connected with the gone material change. His Majesty, as beautiful scenery of Dryburgh, is uncom usual, rises early; breakfasts at eight o'clock, monly interesting. Much praise is due to or soon after; dines at one, and continues the Earl of Buchan, for so noble an exam- partial to mutton and beef ; and, when in ple in scientific experiment, as the bridge is a tranquil state, he orders what his dinner done entirely at his Lordship's expense. table shall be furnished with. The princiThe bridge was planned and executed by pal page is in constant attendance, as also Messrs John and Thomas Smith of Darnick, the subaltern assistants of the medical men. and does them much credit as architects and A sunk walk has been made adjoining the workmen.
King's suite of Rooms; but latterly his MaTrial of Roger O'Connor, Esq.-We jesty, it is said, has declined walking there, mentioned in our Number for June, that alleging, that it would be no gratification to this gentleman had been imprisoned on him as he is deprived of sight. The rooms an accusation of robbing the mail-coach that his Majesty and attendants occupy confrom Galway, in 1812. He was removed sist of thirteen, and they are extremely well from Dublin to Trim, a few days before his ventilated. When the Queen is at Windtrial, which commenced at the assizes there sor, her Majesty, attended by Dr John Wilon the fifth instant. The principal evidence lis, generally visits her consort about ten for the prosecution were two infamous cha. o'clock. racters-Michael Owens, who had been par. 15.Nelson's Pillar. The first stone of doned while under contence of death, in a naval pillar, to commemorate the victories consequence of swearing against Mr O‘Con- of Lord Nelson, was laid this day on Yarnor; and Daniel Waring, who had been mouth Denes, by Colonel Wodehouse, himself engaged in the robbery, and whose chairman of the committee of subscribers. brother, Richard, was hanged for the same In the stone was placed a plate, on which crime. Dorothea Reynolds, a servant of was engraved, in Latin, the following inscripMr O'Connor's, had also sworn against him, tion. • HORATIO LORD NELSON, but denied all she had said when before the whom, as her first and proudest Champion in Grand Jury; she was not therefore produc. naval fight, Britain bonoured, while living, ed on trial.
Owens and Waring differed with her favour, and, when lost, with her tears. widely in their statements in several points; Of whom, signalized by his triumphs in all and the Judge told the Jury, he had never lands, the whole Eurth stood in awe, on ocseen a charge so completely rebutted by the count of the tempered firmness of his counevidence. The Jury, without retiring, re sels, and the undaunted ardour of his turned an unanimous verdict of not guilty, courage ; this great man Norfolk boasts her which was loudly applauded by all present own, not only as born there of a respectable - great rejoicings took place at Trim on the family, and as there having received his occasion ; and the populace could scarcely early education, but her own also in talents, be prevented from chairing Mr O'Connor manners, and mind. The glory of so great and Sir Francis Burdett, who had come a name, though sure long to outlive all from London to countenance and give testi monuments of brass and stone, his fellow mony to his character on the trial. Owens countrymen of Norfolk have resolved to and Waring are to be prosecuted for per commemorate by this column, erected by jury.
their joint contributions. He was born in 11.-His Majesty.-- Respecting the con the year 1758, entered on his profession in dition of our beloved Sovereign, the public 1771, and was concerned in nearly 150 have not, for some time past, been put in naval engagements with the enemy; being possession of any particulars beyond the conqueror, among various other occasions, formal announcement in the monthly bul. at Aboukir, August 1798,--at Copenhagen, letins. The following circumstances, tend- April 1801, and at Trafalgar, October 1805. ing, so far as our means extend, to supply Which last victory, the crown of so many the omission, will
, it is hoped, prove accept- glorious achievements, he consecrated by a able. It has been reported, and we believe death equally mournful to his country and partially credited, that his Majesty had lost honourable to bimself.”
Thunder Storm and Tornado. On the of the Cowgate. A crowd of boys, while 12th instant, Aberfeldy was visited by a amusing themselves near the common sewer, tremendous thunder storm, seldom equalled the grating of which had been taken up to in that high latitude. It commenced about give the water a free run, one of them, betwelve o'clock noon, and continued, with tween seven and eight years of age, in enlittle or no intermission, until two o'clock. deavouring to save a basket, which had got The lightning was so vivid that it alarmed into the current, was swept into its vortex, every one; and at a Mr Stewart's, a farmer, and carried down the drain. An alarm was the fluid struck one of his farm-houses, set immediately given, but the impetuosity of fire to the roof, and gave the whole steading the current seemed to preclude all hopes of a shock resembling that of an earthquake. recovering him. The mother, encircled by It went through the roof in a descending a prodigious crowd, stood by in the greatest angle from the south to the north, ignited agony of grief. The people had begun to the roof on the south, and on the north take the covers off the drain, and to use made a perforation as if a twelve-pound every exertion possible to get hold of him, shot had gone through it. This happened when a countryman, driving a flock of lambs, about a furlong west from this village ; and came up; and learning the circumstance, about 100 yards east from it, and almost borrowed an umbrella from one of the byat the same time there was a kind of tor- standers, and descended into the sewer. nado, which swept away or levelled every The boy, most providentially, had recovered thing that obstructed its course. It carried himself while in the sewer, and, attracted some hay quite out of sight into the air. by the voice of the countryman, laid hold It crossed the Tay, carrying a very large on the hooked end of the umbrella, by which sheet of water into the air, and scattering it he was drawn towards his deliverer, who in various directions. In its progress, it produced him alive to the overjoyed mother swept from their roots, corn, potatoes, and and the astonished spectators, after he had shrubbery, but happily neither lives nor been upwards of twenty minutes in the houses were injured by it.
Itinerant Preachers. In the course of Shooting. The Earl of Fife has been enlast week, James Duncan, an itinerant tertaining a party of gentlemen at his shootpreacher, was twice before the police ma. ing lodge, in Mar Forest. The party congistrate at Glasgow, for collecting crowds of sisted of General Duff, Sir John Hope, Mr people in the streets of that city. The ac Heathcote, Mr H. Heathcote, Sir Richard count which he gives of himself is this : Sutton, Mr Hay, and Mr Balfour. Not. “ He was born in Dundee, and is a flax, withstanding the unfavourable state of the dresser, and having attended a Latin class weather, it having rained almost incessantly, in St Andrew's University, and having an the list of slaughter during the first week, extensive memory, he commenced preacher.' besides the red deer, roes, and ptarmigan, He was dismissed, and advised to gain his amounted to 821 brace of grouse ; a numlivelihood by other means. His collection ber, we believe, unparalleled in the annals amounted on some occasions to 20s.
of sporting. 21.-Life Preserver. The Commander On Monday forenoon, a boat with twelve in-Chief having lately learned, through the men, going off to a cutter in Leith Roads, official returns, that out of 5511 men, em was upset when about hali way by a sudbarked for foreign service, 1702, or nearly den squall. The accident was observed one-third perished, through the transports from the shore and from some vessels at being wrecked, in the course of two years anchor, and boats were instantly despatched, and a half, ordered that experiments of and reached it in time to save the whole of Mallison's Life Preseryer should be made, the crew, some of whom could not have in order to ascertain the service which the kept up many minutes longer. In the afintroduction of the invention into the Bri ternoon it blew a heavy gale from the easte tish army might produce. A series of ex ward, during which a boat, with two men, periments was accordingly made at Wool from Leith, endeavouring to make New wich, with the happiest effect, in the pre- haven pier, was driven among the rocks to sence of upwards of fifty officers. Among leeward, and soon filled with water. the rest, a man was selected who could not boat from Newhaven attempted their relief, swim, carried into deep water, and left to but could not come near from the heavy himself. In a few minutes after, obtaining Several people from the shore then confidence, he swam across the piece of attempted their rescue ; and wading into the water, about ninety yards, and back, nearly water, linked by each other, the tallest of as well as the best swimmer, thus decidedly them got near enough to throw a rope, by proving the impossibility of being drowned, means of which the men were, with much when equipped with this simple invention. difficulty and danger, got ashore.
27.-Singular Incident.--Yesterday af Union Canal between Edinburgh and ternoon, a tremendous torrent of rain and Glasgow. The state of the subscription hail, accompanied by thunder, came on at for this work is now such as to enable the Edinburgh, which inundated some of the committee of management to assure the lower parts of the town. A remarkable and public that the work will commence as soon interesting occurrence took place at the foot as the lateness of the harvest will permit the
levels to be renewed, and the ground staked though regarded as very considerable, is
The surface plan of the country is al but about one half of what the same fishings ready more than half completed, and the formerly brought when under the improveother preliminary steps are also in progress, ment of stake-nets. so that there is now no doubt of the Canal Edinburgh.--The causewaying of our being begun this winter.
streets with blocks of cast-iron, as has been The first meeting of the Union Canal lately done in London, appears to be in conCompany was held on the 5th instant in templation, as we observe a part of North M.Ewan's rooms, Royal Exchange, pur- College Street laid with this material by suant to act of parliament, Robert Downie, way of experiment. Esq. of Appin, in the chair. Mr George So daring have the juvenile depredators Moncrieft was chosen clerk by a great ma of this city become, that they actually scale jority, and Mr Hugh Baird was unani the walls of the Castle in search of plunmously elected engineer; after which a der. A quantity of clothes, laid out by a committee was appointed to conduct the sergeant's wife to dry, near the Sally-port concerns of the Company. The meeting guard, were lately carried off. The fortwas numerous,
major's servant saw two boys taking away Salmon Fishing.--Last week the Scots- clothes from the Sally-port, who, upon his craig fishings on the Tay were let, by pub- calling to them, hid them among some netlic sale, at £1105 Sterling per annum-to tles, and after descending from the rock, be fished by net and coble. This rent, ran off in the direction of Frederick Street.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
1. CIVIL. July 1.-Knighthood conferred on John Evans, Esq. High Sheriff of Midiosex.
16.-The Duke of Wellington granted the royal license to wear the insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Sicilian Military Order of St Ferdinand and of Merit, and also of a Knight of the Royal Sicilian Order of St Januarius, given by the King of the Two Sicilies.
30.Mr Planta to be Under Secretary of State for the Home Department, vice Mr Cooke, resigned.
Aug. 2.-The Prince Regent has, by letters patent, authorised Lord Bathurst to exercise all the rights and privileges belonging to a Knight of the Garter, as fully as if he had been formally installed.
16.-The Hon. William Maule, Admiral of the coast from Broughty Castle to the Tod Head, has appointed James Búrnes, writer in Montrose, his deputy
25.--Lieut.-General Francis Thomas Hammond, to be Chief Equerry to the Prince Regent, and Clerk Marshall of the Stables, vice Sir Benjamin Bloomfield, promoted.
Sunday se'enight the following gentlemen were ordained in the parish church at Kendal, Westmoreland, by the Bishop of Chester.
Deacons. - John Wm. Trevor, B. A. St John's College; Robert Brade Brocklebank, B. A. and John William Sinclair, B. A. of Trinity College, Cambridge; Henry Richardson, John Master Waller, Jeffery Hebdon, James Hayes, Joseph Docker, and Humphrey Brown, Literates.
Priests.-John Thomas Bowe, B. A. Richard Moore, A.M. Christopher Barnes, Wm Rigg, John Douglas, Literates.
22.-The Most Noble the Marquis and Marchioness of Stafford have been pleased to make the following presentations:
The Rev. Alexander Macpherson to the parish of Golspie, vacant by the death of the late Mr Keith.
The Rev. Angus Kennedy to the parish of Dornoch, vacant by the death of the late Dr Bethune.
The Rev. Duncan Macgillivray to the parish of Lairg, vacant by the translation of Mr Kennedy.
The Rev. Hugh Mackenzie to the parish of Assynt, vacant by the translation of Mr Macgillivray.
II. ECCLESIASTICAL. Aug. 8.-His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased to appoint the Rev. Lewis Rose to be minister of the church and parish of Nigg, presbytery of Tain, vacant by the death of Mr Alexander Macadam.
12.-The Prince Regent has been pleased to ap point the Rev. James Thomson, jun. to be Assistant and Successor to the Rev. James Thomson, sen. as minister in the parish of Rerrick, in the presbytery of Kirkcudbright.
Oxford, Aug. 16.–Friday se'enight, the Bishop of Oxford was admitted Warden of all Souls' Col. lege, with the usual ceremonies, in the room of the Rev. Edmund Isham, D.D. deceased.
At a private Ordination, holden by the Lord Bishop of Kildare, Thomas Grantham, M. A. fellow of Magdalen College, was ordained a Deacon.
18.--The Rev. George Rous, to the rectory of Laverton, Somerset.
Rev. F. S. Wall, to the vicarage of Stoke, St Milbro', Salop
Rev. --Winnington, to the vicarage of Cliftonupon-Teame, Herefordshire.
Rev. James Sparrow, to the rectory of Hemlock, Devon.
The Rev. George Frederiek Tavel, A. M. to the rectory of Campsey Ash, in Suffolk.
Colonel in the Army. 4th June 1813 4 D.G. Cornet N. L. Beamish, to be Lieut. by
purch. vice Berridge, ret. 31st July 1817 5 Cornet Wm Locke, to be Lieut. by purch. vice Christie, prom.
3d do. John Gardiner, to be Cornet, by purch. vice Watson, prom.
10th do. Francis Westenra, to be Cornet, by purch. vice Locke
31st do. Assist. Surg. D. M Gregor, to be Ass. Surg.
vice Speer, ret. upon h. p. 56 F. 10th do. 4 Dr. Cornet 1. Coney, to be Lieut. by purch. vice Gregory, 53 F.
31st do. Thomas Harrison, to be Cornet, by purch. vice Cazalet, 6 Dr.
luth do. Arthur Sullivan, to be Cornet, by purch. vice Coney
7th August 10 John Trollope, to be Cornct, by purch. vice Brown, retires
10th July 15 Lieut. Geo. Doherty, to be Capt. by purch. vice Holmes, retires
5 ist do. Cornet John Hall, from 19 Dr. to be Lieut. by purch. vice Mill, proin.
21th do. Cornet J. Atherion, to be Lieut, by purch. vice Doherty
3 ist do John Poit, to be comet, by pureh, vice Atherton
15 Dr. Cornet Char. Fallon, to be Lieut. by purch. To be Inspectors of Hospitals by Brevet. vice Mansfield, prom.
16th July Deputy Insp. William Hussey, M. D. 17th July Cornet Edward Studd, to be Lt. by purch.
do. vice Bellair, prom.
William Aug. Burke, M.D. do.
31st do. To be Deputy Inspectors of Hospitals by Ensign H. W. Sparrow, from 53 F. to be
17th July Alex. L. Emerson, M.D.
do. Thomas Coventry, to be Cornet, by purch
Charles Farrell, M.D.
do. vice Fallon
do. 20 Edward Wheler, to be Cornet, by purch.
William Rich. Morrell vice Cook, prom.
James Alex. Campbell 23 Lieut. C. Bacon, to be Capt. by purch. vice
John Aug. Knipe
do. Cornet S. C. Simpson, to be Lt. by purch.
do. vice Bacon
do. 24 Cornet W. H. West, to be Lieut. by purch.
do. 1 Foot. Alexander Wetherall, to be Ens. by purch.
do. vice Cooper, 66 F.
Hosp. Assist. J. Cousins, from h. p. to be Hosp. 8 Lieut. T. Price, to be Adjutant, vice Street, resigns Adj. only
10th do, 31st do.
Assist. vice Sibbald, cancelled
J. F. Nichol, from h. p. to be Hosp. 37 Capt. G. C. Hicks, to be Major, by purch.
Assist. vice Gilmour, h. p.
25th do. vice Burer, prom.
7th August 52 Ens. D. Macnab, to be Lieut. vice Dawson,
17th July Lt. Col. Dalmer, from 23 F. with Lt. Col. Pearson, Hon. M. Stapleton, to be Ens. vice Macnab h. p. 43 F.
Brevet Lieut. Col. Raitt, from 2 F. with Major 53
Lieut. A. F. Gregory, from 4 Dr. to be Capt. Thistlethwaite, h. p. 90 F.
Major Joly, from R. W. I. Rang. with Major Mas-
7th August - Manby, from Ř. York Rang. with Major 55 Lieut. Æ. M. Nicholson, to be Adj. vice Fogerty, h. p. 5 W. I. Regt. Delgairns, res. Adjt. only
Brevet Major Elder, from 31°F. rec. diff. with Capt. 58 Ens. J. W. Young, to be Lieut. 17th do.
Miles, h. p.
Moncrieff, from 13 F. with Captain
Yorke, h. p. 52 F. 59 Capt. Fra. Fuller, to be Major by purch. Capt. Bruce, from 79 F. with Capt. Langley, 82 F. vice Hoysted, ret.
Henderson, from 50 F. rec. diff. with Brevet Lieut. Edw. Duncan, to be Capt. by purch. Major Maxwell, h. p. 6 Gar. Bat. vice Fuller
Bontein, from 1 L. Gds. with Capt. Oakes, Ensign H. K. Bloonilield, to be Lieut. by 1 Ceylon Regt. purch. vice Duncan
7th August · Priestley, from 33 F. rec. diff. with Capt. 60
Capt. Cha. Cuyler, from 69. F. to be Major Bennet. h. p. 5 Gar. Bat.
Hurd, from 4 W.I.R. with Capt. Appelius, Lieut. Wm Wynne, to be Capt. by purch. h. p. 60 F. vice Gomer, ret.
Ince, from 38 F. with Capt. Webster, h. p. Ens. Walter Bernard, to be Lieut. by purch. 3 Gar. Bat. vice Wynne
Leahy, from 95 F. with Capt. Bishop, h. p. 72 Lieut. J. M. Cameron, to be Capt, by purch. Lieut. Hasleham, from 16 F. with Lieut. Orr, h.p. vice Tetlow, dead,
7th August Grant, from 68 F. with Lieut. Scott, h. p. 81 Ensign E. T. Thomson, to be Lieut. vice
52 F. Brewster, dead
James Cameron, from 77 F. rec. dift. with Ens. F. Hammond, from 103 F. to be Ens. Lieut. Bowen, h. p. vice Thomson
Fennell, from 87 F. with Lieut. Carroll, h. p. 91 Paym. J. Fairfowl, from h. p. to be Paym.
Mahon, from 88 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. vice Campbell, ret. upon h. p. 10th do.
Hill, h. p. 93 Lieut. D. O'Meara, from 5 W. I. R. to be
French, from 18 Dr. rec. diff. with Lieut. Lieut. vice MPherson, ret. upon h. p. Cruickshanks, h. p. 5W. I. Reg.
Fryer, from 23 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. Clay-
Walsh, from 61 F. with Lieut. Conroy, h. p. 104 Agnew Champain, to be Ensign by purch. 72 F. vice Piggott, prom.
Thornton, from 94 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. 3W.I.R. Ens. J. R. Young, from h. p. 8 F. to be Orr, h. p. 42 F. Ens. vice Johnstone, canc.
Wilson, from 97 F. with Lieut. Waller, h.p. R. Yk.R. Lieut. Col. Wm. Smelt, from 103 F. to
Uniake, from 7 Dr. rec. diff. with eut. be Lieut. Col. vice Stewart, ret. upon Strangways, h. p. h. p. 103 F.
Paxton, from 11 Dr. with Lieut. Brown, h.p. Capt. w. M. Mills, from 6 W. I. R. to be
Coles, from 11 Dr. rec. diff. with Lieut. Captain, vice Radford, ret. upon h. p. Sandys, h. p. 6 W.I.R.
Dawson, from 18 Dr. rec. diff. with Lieut. R. Art. M. Gen. Fran. Laye, to be Col. Comm.
M'Bean, h. p. 26 F. vice Lloyd, dead
Delgairns, from 55 F. rec. diff. with Lieut.
Hall, b. p.
Hollis, from 57 F. rec. diff. with Lieut.
-- Hon. G. W. Massey, from 20 Dr. rec. diff. John M. Savage, to be 2d
with Lieut. Hon. J. Massey, h. p. 1 Dr. Lieut. vice Picard, prom.
Gordon, from 18 F. with Lieut. St George, Richard Hayne, to be 2d Lt. vice Greenwood, prom.
Archbold, from 33 F. rec. diff. with Lieut.
Stoughton, from 58 F. with Lieut. Smith. Miscellaneous.
h. p. 57 F. Lieut. Col. Edmund Coghlan, to be Governor of --- Penefather, from 77 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. Chester, vice Gray, dead
15th August Dowling, h. p. 87 F. Major W. L. Herries, to be Dep. Qr. Mast. Gen. Bernard, from 2 F. with Lieut. Manners,
Mediterranean, with the rank of Lieut. Col. in h. p. 6 F. the Army, vice Ryves
31st July Stanford, from 6 F. rec. diff. with Lieut, Dep. Paym. John Cockburn, from Army Depot, Crawford, h. p. Isle of Wight, to be Paym. Rec. Dist. vice Todd, -- Sach, from 48 F. rec. dim with Lieut. Bun
11th do, ney, h. p. 13 F. 6
Lieut. Jones, from 81 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. Lut Quarter-Mast. Burrough, from 60 F. with Quarterman, h. p.
Mast. Keins, h. p.
Hurst, h. p. 47 F.
John, from h. p.
Resignations and Retirements.
Gomer, 60 F.
Lord Folkstone, R. Berks Mil.
Gibbons, from 55 F. rec. diff. with Ensign Fernandez, 53 F.
Lieut. Berridge, 4 Dr Gds.
Cornet Brown, 10 Dr.
Appointment Cancelled. Ensign Johnstone, 3 West India Regiment.
Ensigns. Sir Mont. Burgoyne, Bt.
Keappock, 12 F. 7 Feb. 1817 Williams, 5 W.J.R. 15 May 1817 16 Aug. 1817 Macnamara, 60 F.
Freer, R. W. I. Ran.
Adams, h. p. Glengarry Fenc.
12 April | Wilkinson, 14 F.
8 April Majors.
Wogan, 66 F. 3 Dec. 1816 Lee, h. p. 1 F. 11 July Dodd, Royal African Cor.
Quarter-Master. Conolly, 2 F. 10 do.
14 July 1817 Middleton, 80 F. 28 July
puty In our last Report we took a comparative view of the summer months of 1816 and 1817, in particularly with regard to the quantity of rain that fell, and we doubt not that statement
surprised many of our readers. We have now, however, to record a still more extraordinary fact, the fall of more than five inches of rain in the course of one month. We have kept a regular register of the rain gauge since November 1812, but till the present year we never had to record in any one month so much as four inches. The whole quantity of rain that has fallen since the commencement of the present year is 21 inches, being about the yearly average.
If it be true, then, that the whole quantity in any one year does not far exceed the yearly average, we might be induced to predict that the remainder of this season will be dry. It is, however, dangerous to prophesy. The mean temperature of August 1817 is fully half a degree lower than that of August 1816.