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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, which Edinburgh Gas Light. We have great increased rapidly as it neared the level or pleasure in communicating to our fellowtermination of the hill. When within citizens, that the subscription for lighting about a quarter of a mile of the latter place, this city with gas is now filled up. No. the coach commenced running at a most thing is more creditable to the public furious rate ; the vehicle itself rolled and spirit than the quickness with which this rocked from side to side, many of the pas- most desireable object has been obtained, sengers screamed for fear, and others, at the the capital of £20,000 required, in the first hazard of their lives, jumped off. In this instance, being subscribed for in less than a alarming state, the coachman attempted to month from the publication of the prospecpull 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 horriimported during the week : ble spectacle of eighit mangled carcasses From Foreign Ports. Wheat, 1345 is yet before our eyes. These are the quarters 400 bags. Oats, 8185 quarters miserable victims of the bursting of the 115 bags. Barley, 1280 quarters 21 bags. steam-boiler in the packet which sails from Beans, 840 quarters. Pease, 15 quarters. Norwich to Yarmouth. Just after the Brought Coastwisc. --Wheat, 204 quarboat had started, it had not gone twenty ters 561 bolls. Oats, 405 quarters 349 yards, when the tremendous explosion took bolls. Barley, 5146 quarters. Pease and place. The vessel was rent to atoms, so Beans, 211 quarters. Flour, 14 sacks. that little remains entire from the stern to Bran, 200 bolls. the engine-room, except the keel and the No less than fifty-one vessels arrived at flooring. Twenty-two passengers appear to Grangemouth, from the 1st to the 8th in. have been on board. The bodies of eight stant, laden with grain. are found-five men and three women : Wrecking --On the 3d inst. about four one child yet missing, and six have been o'clock, during a fall of snow, and in a sent to the hospital in a wounded state : strong gale from the north, the brig Mary, six escaped unhurt. Of these last, one man of Ilfracombe, Captain J. Bowden, laden was standing over the boiler when the ex- with culm, was driven on shore in Fassel piosion hạppened. It is said Major Mason Geaver Cove, in the parish of Camborne, a was another, whose clothes were torn by the little eastward of Godrevey, within the port shock, but who was otherwise uninjured. of St Ives. After driving over a dreadful The third was an infant two months old, ledge of rocks for near an hour, she was and the little innocent was discovered at the driven on the beach, and fortunately the bottom of the vessel in a profound sleep, af. crew were saved. The captain, assisted by ter the removal of the dreadful wreck. some of the principal farmers of Gwithian,
11.-Fall of Snow.—Yesterday morning, and the officers of the customs from the between four and five o'clock, a considera port of St Ives, succeeded, on the reflux of ble 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'ennight, 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 costs of the civic mtertain- fore it became dark, to steal some of the ments given to the Prince Regent, the E. scaunen's clothes at Gwithian Church Town, VOL. I.
which, having been washed by the people 14.-Air Bed. A very curious piece of of the village for the poor fellows, had been furniture has just been introduced at Oak. hung 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-beaters' 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 Pool. 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 par. charges of capital felonies. We trust that pose of providing employment for the destithe magistrates of the maritime districts, on tute 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 ofagainst 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 with Cornwall and other maritime counties. obtaining money by conjuration, &c. and
Blasphemous Publications.-Circular.- was found Not guilty. The following is a Whitehall, March 27, 1817. MY LORD,- copy of one of the charms, produced by a As it is of the greatest importance to pre- witness! vent, as far as possible, the circulation of " A Charm for low Spirits and overlooking blasphemous and seditious painplilets and Neighbours with an evil Eye. writings, of which, for a considerable time In nomine Patris up and down + Spiritus past, great numbers have been sold and dis- Sancti may lo 4558 + Crux Christi 4224 in tributed throughout the country, I have 660602197 + 9555227 L. 1. D. 698527 L. thought it my duty to consult the law offi- 26210202720897. cers of the Crown, whether an individual
Tetragnammaton found selling, or in any way publishing, To be sewed in the shirt collar." such pamphlets or writings, might be The Ludditcs.-The following is an ac. brought immediately before a justice of the curate account of the fate of the Luddites : peace, under a warrant issued for the pur. John Clarke, Thomas Savage, Joshua pose, to answer for his conduct. The law Mitchell, William Towle, John Amos, officers having accordingly taken this matter William Withers, James Watson, and John into their consideration, have notified to me Crowther, were capitally convicted, and their opinion, that a justice of the peace seven of them left for execution; John may issue a warrant to apprehend a person Clarke and James Watson having been recharged before him, upon oath, with the prieved. publication of libels of the nature in ques.
John Blackburn and George Shipman, tion, and compel him to give bail to answer two of the Luddites, were admitted evidence the charge. Under these circumstances, I for the Crown. beg leave to call your Lordship's attention John Slater, also a Luddite, was ordered 'very particularly to this subject; and I have to be transported for life. to request, that if your Lordship should not Samuel Caldwell, a Luddite, being il, propose to attend in person at the next gene. his trial was postponed. ral quarter sessions of the peace, to be holden These, with Towle, who was hanged last in and for the county under your Lordship’s year, and one who has left the kingdom, are charge, you would make known to the chair. supposed to be all who were concerned in man of such sessions the substance of this 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 day thereupon in all cases where any person came on, at Holyroodhouse, the election of should be found offending against the law 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 Tweeddale and Jets or other publications in the manner Lothian. alluded to, should be considered as coming
PRESENT. under the provisions of the hawkers and Marq. of Tweeddale Earl of Leven pedlars' act, and be dealt with accordingly, Marq of Lothian Earl of Marchmont unless they show that they are furnished Earl of Moray Lord Gray with a license, as required by the said aci. Earl of Home Lord Torphichen I am, &c.
Earl of Haddington Lord Elibank
SIDSOUTH. Earl of Wemyss and Lord Rollo To his Majesty's Lieutenant
Total,......13. of the county of Chester.
Earl of Findlater
3994 3 3
6223 15 3 278 00
ject. We now feel ourselves at liberty to Lord Belhaven to the Earl of Wenyse 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 cerks, 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 Marquis 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,........33 England for the sister kingdom. Marquis of Tweeddale,.... 18 Saving Banks.--We find these institu
tions gaining ground everywhere, and that Majority,............15 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.".
Joth March 1817,
L. 3994 33 The votes of the Earls of Findlater and Belonging to Labourers, L.1053 9 0 Marchmont were taken by the clerks, al.
Trailesmen, 327 2 0 though neither of these titles have been
Children, 351 3 6
In trust for children & others313 0 0 allowed by the House of Lords.
Belonging to various persons860 13 6 The proceedings were opened by a most Returned to depositors appropriate and impressive prayer, by the Rev. Dr John Inglis, one of the ministers Stock purchased of the Old Greyfriars' Church, and one of Returned to depositors the deans of the Chapel Royal.
L. 5915 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 pice 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, a. Nero Chapel.-On Sunday the 13th gainst unexpected distress, against bad sea. inst. 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 showd have, between active labour 19.-Silk Gouze.--In the present de- and the grave. pressed state of weavers' wages, it is grati- Horrible Event.-Murder of Captain Mil. fying to learn, that the beautiful manufac. ler, late paymaster and agent to the Staftord 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 sms, 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 provision, 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 bedknowledge 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 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, l...Ditto one friend, partly by a sword, and lastly by a month, 1.- Ditto one week, l-Admitted pistol-shot, and then murdered himself. evidence, 5.-Acquitted, 28.No bills a.
(Signed) J. GALE. gainst 13.-Indictinents removed, 9. Captain Miller received, on the 9th inst. Total, 126.The number of 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.-Mr Waithman.-On Tuesday, 15th, Street, Liverpool (a place which has been a most respectable meeting took place at the frequently occupied by different den-minaNew London Tavern, consisting of the tions of Christians during the last twenty friends and admirers of the political prin. years), was summoned, on three informa. ciples 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 purpose 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 magis as 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 Guus.-Among the causes tried cussion, Mr Wright was liberated on bail. at the Warwick Assizes, was one to recover We understand the Literary and Philo. a 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 Protessor 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 deliver garden 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 Profes. ed in evidence, were briefly these :-On the sors Hossack and Francis' Medical and 7th August, between six and seven in the Philosophical Register from these gentle evening, the boy in question, who is about men for the Wernerian Society of Edin13 years of age, accompanied by a younger burgh.. Edin. Puper. brother, went into a field adjoining the gar- Strawberries sold in Covent-Garden marden 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 ; middle kite. 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 appointrent, before the Magise contents 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 gup 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 lie extracted, and seven yet remained within cense. 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. Their petition, which was most eminent lawyers
of the present day. duly presented and read, prayed for a lin He 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, historicaly 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 arisdi lie.“ 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.' Pat alleged to have been committed by the 28-Col. G. Harris. 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 has 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 prob. was, a few days ago, presented by Captain able 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 in and 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 sum- Frenchwoman, he frequently wandered forth mer with a more extensive outfits
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 esta- opportunity, still attired in his female dress, blished in this city. This society, like he repaired to Liverpool, in the care of a those of London and Edinburgh, has female friend, and there, after due precaufor its object the preservation of the tion, he took his passage on board an Amemartiał spirit, language, dress, music, and rican vessel across the Atlantic. Soon after antiquities of the ancient Caledonians. his departure, Pendrill, apprehensive of It has established a Gaelic school in Perth, some disclosures affecting his own safety, and will extend its benefits in this way as sold off his property, and followed the course its funds increase. Its efforts in this view of his friend, and set sail for America also. may be considered as closely allied to those within the last fortnight, a letter has been of that most excellent society lately insti- received by a publican in the neighbourhood tuted here for the support of « circu. of Moorfields, from young Watson, anlating Gaelic Schools" in the Highlands of nouncing his safe landing in the “ Land of Scotland, which have been already pro- Liberty,” and expressing his gratitude for ductive of incalculable advantage to thou. the generous protection which had been afsands of old and young, formerly incapable forded him by his friends in London, and of reading the Scriptures even in their na- by whom a subscription was entered into to tive tongue. For the accommodation of defray his expenses. members resident in this city, a commission Scottish Corporation. On the 26th, the from the parent society, appointing the Rev. Spring Dinner of this admirable charity was Mr Simon Fraser and Mr John M Gregor held at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in presidents of the Edinburgh branch, with the Strand, and was numerously attended. certain 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 denee that these would be promoted by all charity. wlio 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 respectability of this that the extensive tract of land in the Isle of patriotie 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, fronı the metropolis.
a breach in the banks of the river, has been Escape of Yonng 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. It 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 accompa- ham, dedicated to his Grace the' Duke of nied 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