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TAE GRAVE OF NAPOLEON.-It will be recollected that the remains of The Puff DIRECT.-Among those notorieties of which people doubt no Napoleon were interred in a retired spot abont ihree miles from the town more than that the dealers in rotten boroughs are corrupt, is the notoriety of St. Helena, and near a well, from which water was procured for him that Mr, Theodore Hook, the Author of “Sayings and Doings," is also at his particular desire. The land on which this interment took place the writer of the " Smutty Gazelte.” The aforesaid Theodore however belonged to a Mr. Richard Torbet. Mr. Torbet gave the deceased'hero has so thorough a contempt for the readers, that he claps in the following "a little earth for charity," at the request of the Authorities, without any leading article in the “Gazette" of Sunday week : it will be seen how stipulation; but subsequently a guard was placed over it, and a barrack cunningly he manages to make even the slight drawback on his praise of erected, against which he urged his complaints in a memorial, but got no his own book tend to increase tlie sale of it, and of its successors :—"A compensation; he then resolved to obtain payment in another way, and second series of Sayings and Doings has made its appearance, and been by charging a dollar as a toll on all visitors, he expected to clear a sum received with the greatest approbation. We have no room for elaborated of between three and four bundred pounds annually, the average number criticism, nor lenghened extracts; but we think it only justice to their of visitors to Napoleon's lowly grave being about fourteen hundred. He author to say, that the tales are in every way superior to the furmer serios. was ordered, however, to discontinue this toll after it had been collected The best is Passion and Principle, the last; the worst is the first : and for a short time. Hereupon he repaired to England to claim compensa- it is upon this conviction, and from a knowledge that the stories were tion, and demanded 1,0001. for his land; but it was settled that he written in the order in which they are printed, that we found an expecshould receive 5001. only, to be paid by the India Company.

tation that the Writer will progressively improve, should be continue his LEGITIMATE ANTIPATHIES.-A private letter from Paris says, The

literary career.” two last elected Members of the Academy, the Archbishop of Paris and HEARING BOTH SIDES.-The Committee of the Durham Subscription M. Soumet, were, according to custom, presented to Charles X. the other Library, with its characteristic liberality, at the last meeting, refused to day. The King spoke to M. Soumet alone. "Jam very glad to see you, order Butler's Book of the Roman Catholic Church, recommended by a M. Sou met-I have read your inaugural discourse; it is very well :.: highly respectable subscriber. The renegade Southey's Book of the you know my plain speaking, however; I do not approve of the eulogium Church had already been obtained. Were we to mention how many you passed on Voltaire ... you give him a fine character . . . Voltaire

Clergymen are on the Committee, the wonder which the bare mention was doubtless a fellow of wit, but that man has done so much harm ...

of these circumstances must excite would speedily disappear.-Durham he has overturned all the received opinions—that man has done a great

Chronicle, deal of mischief ... That is my opinion, M. Soumet; for my part, I tell

MR. HAYNE AND Mrss Foote.-Mr. Hayne was présent on Friday all I think . . . Good day, Gentlemen. His Majesty then retired.” week at Miss Foote's benefit, at the Brighton theatre, and was liberal, it How royal a criticism!

seems, in the purchase of tickets. The performances were peculiarly SOMERSET MEMBERS.-It is to be hoped that the freeholders of Somer

appropriate,-namely, the Inconstant, and Matrimony! A Brighton setshire, at the next election, will remove from themselves the character

Paper says-The best understanding seems to exist between bim and of intolerance now fixed upon thein by both Members, for Mr. Dickenson,

the much-to-be-pitied young lady.”- Mr. Hayne is certainly one of those we see, has joined in the “ No Popery” howl raised by Sir Thomas

“ choice spirits” destined to elevate and surprise in the fashionable world, Lethbridge and the boys and old women of Wells. This is the more

to live in description and look green in song." nec

cessary, as we learn from a Somersetshire friend, who is neither an unen: HANG ON JERRY.-Many of our readers may be ignorant of the practica lightened nor a careless inquirer after truth, that the county of Somerset

of " hanging on Jerry;” but it should generally be known. The retail does not merit the stigma thus attempted to be cast upon it. He says

butchers, especially ihose who have stands in the markets of a Saturday “ Mr. Dickenson has not only joined in a senseless and disgusting

night, when the working classes generally are seeking their Sunday elamour, but has made a statement which I believe to be directly at

dinner, hang on a heavy meat-hook, weighing half or three quarters of a variance with the fact. I do not think that the number of conscien

pound, to the end of the beam over the meat-scale. “It's seven o'clock, uously zealous supporters of « Catholio Emancipation" is at all lessened. Bill," says the master to the boy : “hang on Jerry:” on goes the hook. whilst the number of neutrals is very much increased ; and that together

and every joint of meat sold afterwards on that evening is deficient ini they form but “one in a hundred" of the population of this country, is a

weight. This scandalous practice being made pablic, will soon put an reproach which I am convinced is unfounded, and a libel at once upon

end to it, although the dishonest butcher will soon devise some oiher to the understandings and feelings of his constituents.”

defraud the unwary,-- Economist. SIR F. BURDETT.-Sir Francis Burdett is a plain, unaffected, unso

TAE AMERICAN STOVE.-Having heard a great deal about an Americ phisticated country gentleman. He is a person of great reading, too, and

can stove, which was exhibiting at Mr. Cobbett's, in Fleet-street, we considerable information ; but he makes very little display of these,

dropt in the other day, and were very politely allowed to inspect it. upless it be to quote Shakspeare, which he does often with extreme

The peculiarity of this stove consists in its being much lower than any aptness and felicity. Sir Francis is one of the most pleasing speakers in

other, and having the aperture for the escape of the smoke so small, that the House, and is a prodigious favourite of the English people. So he

all the heat must be felt in the room, whereas with most of our stoves ought to be ; for he is one of the few remaining examples of the old

balf the fire goes up the chimney. We were also assured by Mr. Cobo English understanding and old English character.

bett, jun, that with such stoves there is no danger of the smoke coming

There is no honest ca ase which he dares not avow, no oppressed individual that he is not

into the room, whatever may be the construction of the chimney. This forward to succour. He has the firmness of manhood with the unim

alone is a great point, and the saving of fuel must necessarily be consipaired eothusiasm of youthful feeling about him. His principles are

derable, but we were astonished to hear that the expence of an ordinary

stove is 31. 10s. We can inform Mr. Cobbett, that stoves of this conmellowed and improved without having become less sound, with time. In general, his love of liberty is pure, as it is warm and steady ; his humanity

struction have been in use in use in Paris for the last two years, where

they cost only 30 to 40 francs (255, to 348.) they answer very well as far is unconstrained and free. His heart does not ask leave of his head to

as the economy of fuel is concerned, but not so as to sinoking ; for Mr. Leel, nor does Prudence always keep a guard upon his tongue or pen. No

Cobbett ought to know that smoking chimnies, like scolding wives, are man writes a better letter to his constituents than the Member for Westminster ; and his compositions of that kind ought to be good, for they

frequently incurable.--Mechanic's Register. have occasionally cost him dear. He is the idol of the people of West

The labourers in France and other parts of the Continent make a soup bioster : few persons have a greater number of friends and wellwishers;

from white French beans, which they boil with sorrel, adding an egg and he bas still greater reason to be proud of his enemies, for his integrity

and a little flour when it is nearly ready. This soup is really excellent, and independence have made them so. Sir Francis has often been left

and with the beans forms most nutritious food, the latter being served 11 a minority in the House of Commons, with only one or two on his

up with a little butter and salt and pepper. M. Chauvelin, ihe celeside. We suspect, unfortunately for his country, that History will be

brated French chemist, has ascertained that the nutritive property of Sound to enter its protest on the same side of the question !-Spirit of the

this grain exceeds that of most animal food in the proportion of Give to Age.

four.- Mechanic's Register. ACCURACY.-Mr. Humbug Hook, when he wants to make out a case,

First TYTA E-CASE.--By most of those writers who have argued for the cannot bring himself to tell the truth, even in the plainest matters of

Divine Right of 'Tythes, the quarrel between Cain and Abel is considered calculation. In a late No. of the “ Smutty Gazette" (to use one of Mr.

to be the first Tythe-case upon record-so that bloodshed appears to Cebbett's felicitous nicknames) he gives a list-to show the mania for

have been an ingredient in the transaction from the very first. ---Memoirs speculation in which the old and new Undertakings are jumbled to

of Capt. Rock. extber. This is only stupid ; but what follows is something else. He

CATHOLIC QUESTION—Sir T, LETHBRIDGE AND MR. CANNING.-In uakes out a statement of all the foreign loans raised in England since the Foote's farce of the Orators, there is an unanswerable Speech by an Irishpeace in 1815, among which appear three together, this :- Greece, man in favour of Usquebaugh versus Porter. “ As for Porter," he ex10,0001. Cyprus, 300,0001., Knights of Malta, 800,0001.” The first-men- claims," if 'twas p't for the hops and the malt, I'd as lief drink Thames oned loan, as our readers are aware, is the only one that bas had any water." -This (observes Capt. Rock) is like saying, if it was not for Mr.

istence, the others being only talked of by some silly adventurers. of Canning's fine fancy, abundant wit, felicity of diction, and gracefulness icmilar non-existent kind are-" The United States, 8,000,0001.--and / of delivery, I would as soon listen to Sir Thomas Lethbridge! : Galemala, 2,500,0001." loans never even talked of in the London moneyzarket. The mistakes in the amounts of the real loans are numerous

DURATION OF CAPT. ROCK. Ce is a thumper, viz. “ France, 112,300,0001. !!" Oh, an error of the

As long as Millions shall kneel down prets, of course (exclaims some good-natured reader)—an o too much.

To ask of Thousands for their own, So such thing-for the items are all cast up into one immense total, to

While Thousands proudly turn away, mich of course this French loan contributes more than half! So that

And to the Millions answer" Nay,'to writer of the article must have thought on the matter, and could not

So long the merry reign shall be


A minor English Peer, of great wealth, who is at present in Paris, con- | kind, a Jury did wrong if they were to limit their damages to the mere tinues to be held in silken chains, and prevented from prosecuting his pecuniary losses sustained; they should take into consideration the pertour to Italy by a fair daughter of Terpsichore. The lady, however, is sonal misery, the feelings, and alarm excited by so serious an accident, shortly expected in England to fulfil her engagement at the King's and give that full and reasonable recompense which they thought would Theatre.- Morning Paper.

amply remunerate the parties for the sufferings they bad undergone. The Lessee of the Dublin Theatre, it is said, has offered Miss Foote The Jury, after five minutes deliberation, found for the plaintiff-Da1,000 guineas to perform 14 nights in Dublin.

mages, 501. Dr. Parr, who continues at his Vicarage of Halton, is said to be in such

Thursday, Feb. 24. a state as to leave scarcely any hope of his recovery.

SHOOBERT V. WILLIAMS. We understand Ambrogetti bas been sent for from Italy by Mr. Ebers,

This was an action for breach of a special agreement. The plaintiff to give eclat to the comic characters at the King's Theatre, for the ensuing

| entrusted a quantity of property into the hands of a friend, for the purpose season. Madame Pasta is expected at the end of March.

of liquidating his debts. Among the properly was a picture, said to he Mr. Cobbett has addressed a letter to a Morning Paper, to contradict one of Claude's. This was placed in the hands of the defendant, an auc. an assertion made by the Courier, and copied into the Times, that in the tioneer, at the Auction Mart, with directions not to sell it without giving a purchase he lately completed of a house, he paid the required premium week or a fortnight's notice. The defendant agreed to this proposal. Some of 5001. by a check on the Catholic Association. He adds, that “ As a l time after, the picture was said to be sold to a friend of the defendant's. mark of the great respect which he thinks due to the Catholic Association,

Association, but the plaintiff had never received any notice of the sale, nor could be he has directed actions to be brought against the Proprietor of these two

obtain the name of the gentleman to whom it was sold. The sum at which Papers."

it was knocked down was 7 guineas, although the picture was worth 50 or 60 guineas; and the plaintiff brought this action to recover compensa

tion. LAW:

After hearing evidence, the Chief Justice said, it was abominable con.

duct to have sold the picture against the express orders of the plaintif. COURT OF KING'S BENCH.

As to the value, be was not ashamed to confess, that if it bad been brought Tuesday, February 22.

into Court, he could not speak to its merits; but he felt no shame on that · BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE-STEADMAN V. MAYOP.

bead, when he recollected that in a cause where he had been engaged, two Mr. BROUGHAM stated the case. The Defendant had formerly kept eminent artists on the one side said, that a picture was worth 5001. which the Gun Tavern in Thames-street, and the Plaintiff, whose sister was two equally eminent artists on the other side denounced as a “mere daub." married to bis brother, had for years been bis bar-maid. After he bad

| The Jury found a verdict for the plaintiff-Damages, 50 gaineas. been for some time retired from bis business, and his wife had died, he

Friday, Feb. 25. proposed to wed the plaintiff. On tbe 16th of September, on the very day

THE LANCET.-TYRRELL V. WAKLY. ibat be had told some of the plaintiff's friends that he should certainly This was an action for an alleged libel in the Lancet. Mr. Tyrrell

e bad procured a hicence to marry another lady, whom he was a surgeon, of St. Tbomas's Hospital. Mr. Wakly bad been a pupil actually married a few days after! The defendant could not attack the of the hospital, and was the proprietor of the Lancet. Mr. Abernethy bad plaintiff's character ; but he found a younger and a richer bride, and allowed Mr. T. the liberty to publish his Lectures, and upon their appearrefused to fulfil bis promises. A ring had been bought, a licence pro ance some comments appeared in the Lancet, charging Mr. Tyrrell with cured, a bouse taken, in wbich Miss Steadman had been consulted, and limbecility, with having published the Lancet's pages for his own, &c. und ber taste employed in the choice of the furniture. She did not ask for asserting that they had been deceived in expecting that the merits of his damages on any romantic grounds; she appealed on a plain, practical heart might bave redeemed the errors of his head.-Mr. VAUGHAs constory, to plain, practical men, who would think that though she was more tended that such comments were malicious and unfounded, and called for than 40, and the defendant 56 years of age, still the loss of an establishe due reparation.-Mr. BROUGHAM, on the other side, argued that the Las. ment in life, and a comfortable home, was an injury for which she had a cet was calculated to disseminate medical knowledge, and correct abuses; right to expect considerable damages.

that the comments were not malicious, and had been directed not against After witnesses had been examined, Mr. SCARLETT observed, that the the man but the author. Jury doubtless perceived how this matter stood. The wife of this paralytic Mr. Justice Best said, that when an author sent a work into the world, gentleman died in February, 1823. The plaintiff then thought it a good it was subject to criticism. The liberty of the press 'was the child of a speculation to minister to his infirmities, and induce him to marry her. free government, and he for one would never pluck from its wing a single To a certain extent sbe succeeded with this sickly gentleman; and if she feather. But all criticisms must be fair, and not attribute a corrupt or had been patient, it was very probable that he would have married her. I bad motive to the author of any work; that was without the boueds of But she was in two great haste-she went to him with the licence she had the liberty of the press. The Learued Judge then ad verted to particolar prevailed ou him to buy, and said, in effect,“ Come powlet there be po passages, and left it to the Jury to consider whether or not a corrupt mo delay-lhe parson is ready, and we will be married directly." If she was tive could be attributed to the defendant for the publication in question. in too great a hurry to gratify her inclinations—not her passions certainly, The Jury consulted for a quarter of an hour, and found a verdict for the for it was too ridiculous to talk of them; he acquitted her of every thing plaintiff-Damages, 501. sensual (A laugh)-but if she was in such haste to obtain the substantial benefits of marriage, could she complain if she failed ? As she probably

CONSISTORY COURT.-FEB. 23. went to purse him with a view to become his wife, so sbe quitted him for

ADULTERY.-BAIN V. BAIN. the same reason; went away in the hope he would feel her loss so acutely, This was a suit of divorce by reason of adultery, promoted by Mi as to purchase her return at any price. But she miscalculated a little ; | Bain against his wife. It appeared from the proceedings, that the partit absence was a powerful inciter of love in many cases; but then the subject bad married in 1800, when both young, and had lived a good deal in th must be younger. In the mean time, this old gentleman fell into the West Indies, of one of the islands of which Mr. B. was a native. The hands of a more prudent candidate, who carried him off. In the drama of had not lived very happily together, and latterly they were often sepa “ The Farmer,” a handsome young fellow was introduced, complaining of rated. In 1819, the lady fell in love with a young gentleman nami the importunities of the fair

Mason, and in 1923, she was seen coming out of his bed-room. She wi “ God a mercy, Devil's in me,

then 40 years of age. Some copies of letters which she bad kept, writt « All the women wish to win me !"

to Mr. Mason, were produced in Court, whicb confirmed otber suspiciou And so it was with poor old Mr. Mayop! Now, if Miss Steadman bad In one of them she said, “ I am neither a coquette por designing, but ry played ber game, and had lost, was she to have another chance? In seek are as cold as a stoic."-Dr. LusgINGTON, in the course of the pleading ing to marry the defendant at all, she could have bad an eye to nothing asserted that the age of forty was a very dangerous climacteric in the li but his fortune. If, therefore, the Jury tbought her entitled to a verdict of a woman; and he did not hesitate to say, that, in the common ron at all, they would think her sufficiently compensated with nominal damages. adulterers within his experience, the ages of the female offenders hi The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE left the case entirely in the hands of the Jury. |

been from twenty-five io thirty-five. The average age, however, The Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff-Damages, 5001.

twenty-seven. ( Laughter). He knew not why it was so.—Sir C.R

BINSON : “ Possibly because married ladies then begin to feel indepe COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.

dent."- Dr. LUSHINGTON : “ Aud tired of their husbands. The pract Wednesday, Feb. 23.

of these Courts, however,” he added, “ depended upon the slips of lad FURIOUS DRIVING-GLASSE V. GRAY.

of all ages." -The Court pronounced a sentence of divorce. This was an action brought agaiust the defendant, a stage-coach proprietor, to recover compensation in damages for an injury sustained by

SECONDARIES' OFFICE, FEB. 21. ibe plaintif from the furious driving of ihe defendant's coach, which THE HON. JOIN AUGUSTUS SULLIVAN V. HENRY GOULDEN coming in contact with the plaintiff's gig, upset it, and threw the plaintiff This was an action on account of criminal conversation alleged to ha out, whereby lie sustained considerable personal injury, and had his gig taken place between the wife of the plaintiff and the defendant. Jai and borse much damaged. The declaration attributed it to the improper mout having been suffered to go by default, a jury was summoned for conduct of the coachman.-After Counsel and evidence had been beard, purpose of estimating the amount of damages to which the plaintiff the Chief JUSTICB summed up, stating, there could be no excuse for entitled. furious driving, whether the parties were on the right side or not, and if Mr. BROUGHAM stated that the plaintiff was a young gentleman of b any injury was sustained through such improper conduct, there could be rank, who, in 1816, had the mi ortune to become acquainted wit Kuiche non hand he held renoncible for it. In cases of this I wamsin of low birth, and marr.

He was then at the inexperien


age of 17.. Such a connection could not fail to be most wounding to all in the house with him for hours together. He said, “I am like our the members of his family. This inexperience, however, argued in his Saviour, and have fasted forty days and forty nigbts.”_He was indusfaront, and he was again allowed to come within its ballowed precincts, trious.-As Mr. Justice BURROUGH began to charge the Jury, the on condition of separating himself from his newly married wife. This prisoner interrupted him, saying " Judge, I wish to say, after I erent took place at the end of rather less than a inonth ; and from that received the Holy Ghost, it wanted to make me believe I was the Saviour; ume forth she was allowed 3001, a-year to support her expences. This at first I said I was not, but afterwards it came into my head that I was." annuity continued till the year 1821, when an instrument was executed, -The Jury returned a verdict of acquittal, on the ground of insanity. by which he bound himself to give her the sum of 10001. down, and 5001. The prisoner was ordered to be detained, being under the statute placed a-year during her life, on condition that she would not inolest him, and heat. bis Majesty's disposal. On going from the dock, the prisoner said uadertook to allow ber to act precisely as she liked, and as if she were a “ they (the Jury) are a parcel of fools.' single woman. About two years since, the defendant had formed an On Wednesday, the Recorder passed sentence upon the numerous acquaintance with this woman, and by her had had a child. The principal prisoners convicted during the present session, when thirty received the object of the plaintiff in bringing the action was, that the Jury having awful sentence of death, iwo were ordered to be transported for life, and granted him large damages, he might proceed to obtain a divorce.

forty-four for seven years. A great number were sentenced from one Mr. F. POLLOCK addressed the Jury on the part of the defendant. He year to one month in the House of Correction and bard labour; among contended that the Plaintiff had, by this deed, almost invited such conduct whom was Mary Keaton, for killing her husband, and William Bennett, as that of the defendant. Had the plaintiff received injury? Had he for a similar offence on the person of Mr. Parry. The RECORDER, before lived with his wife? Yes, rather less than a month. Had he been passing sentence, addressed the prisoners, exhorting them to prepare for separated from her? Yes, nine years. Look at the situation of the that awful fate to which a Jury of their countrymen, influenced by no unhappy girl, who had been joined to him by that which ougbt to be the other motives but those of a just regard to the laws of God and civilized boliest of bonds. She, it was true, could not boast of near relationship society, had doomed them. The laws of God:-wbere, Mr. Recorder, with nobility; but, such as she was, he had been able to obtain ber affec- | do you find the punishment of Death is ordered in the Bible for theft and tions. His rank, bis fortune, his title, and bis promises, all conjoined to such offences? We had thought that the sacred law runs thus : “Whodazzle the mind of the unfortunate girl; and imagining that she was to be soever sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” iatroduced to persons of respectability, she consented to become his wife. What then must have been her feelings to find all these gilded hopes

ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c. deceitful-ber person and her birth despised by her husband's relations and his friends; and when he, for whom she had subjected herself to

Atrocious Murder in BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.—Another foul and bloody these complicated miseries, turned his back upon her in less than one short

deed bas been committed on the turnpike-road, about 2 miles from Tring, month, and left her to pine in misery, wretchedness, and despair ? In

and about 3} miles from Aylesbury. The unfortunate victim is a young this situation, continued as it was for nine years; left without a protector,

man about 20 years of age, nåined William Morris, a farming man of reand become an object of batred to all ber husband's connections, was it

vas ? spectable connexions. The supposed perpetrators are John Allen, Thos. wonderful that she should yield to the impulse of ber passions, and commit Collier, and Thomas Reeves, all labourers and associates of Morris, who an act of which she must for ever repent? The defendant had broken no

were apprehended before their victim was cold, and lodged in Aylesbury plighted friendship ;-he had not, with serpent wiliness, wound himself |

gaol. An inquest was held on Monday, and after an inquiry wbich lasted about his innocent victim, until she perished in his coils. No; he bad but

seven hours, the Jury returned a verdict of_" Wilful Murder against taken that, which bad been cast away by her husband-his scoff-his

Allen, Reeves, and Collier.”-On Wednesday, Colonel Browne, the Rev. loathing. What, then, could be the injury done to the plaintiff? While

Mr. Ashfield, Rev. Mr. Owen, and the Rev. Mr. Turner, assembled in the be was revelling in all the licentious pleasures his fortune could afford, or

Magistrates' Chamber, at Aylesbury, for the examination of the prisoners. bis imagination dictate, could be expect that this anhappy female should

They are all young men, of rather diminutive stature.--William Reeves withstand all temptation ? And yet the present defendant had done

sworo : On Saturday night, about half-past ten o’elock, I was at Black. nothing more, tban take a woman under bis protection in whom he could

burn, with the deceased, and after leaving there, we overtook the prisoners discover virtues,-which' virtues might have been made known to the

at Aston-Clinton. Allen, Collier, and my brother weot on towards plaintiff, bad he bot treated her as she deserved. He required large

Allen's house, and I and the deceased followed them. As we proceeded, damages, in order that he might with a better grace go into the House of

my brother (Thos. Reeves, the prisoner) turned round to me and said, Lords and seek a divorce. Tbis wish, he was sure, would have no effect

“You deserve a good hiding," and told the deceased be ought to have a upon the minds of the Jury. His wife's dishonour was caused by his own

good hiding too. My brother then went towards his home; Allen ran coupirance, and now he comes to demand large damages at the Jury's

down the street, and returned in about a minute with the stake now probands! They now stood the arbiters of public morals, and of public

duced, in his hand. He said, “Now, I'll end it." and then made a plunge decency; he therefore conjured them, as enlightened men, alive to the

with the rail at me, but I warded off the blow. Allen then struck the feelings by which their conduct ought to be guided, not to encourage so

deceased a violent blow on the head, which brought bim to the ground, audacious an attempt as the present.

and at this moment my brother returned again, and endeavoured to take a The Sheriff told the Jury that in this case, notwithstanding the very

spade out of my hand, and in the struggle I was knocked down and kicked eloquent speech of the Learned Gentleman, the sole question for their

by Collier and my brother, and beat so unmercifully that the bone of my consideration was, what damages they thought a sufficient compensation

right knee was put out; they then left me, and presently Allen and for the injury received by the plaintiff. Iu doing this, they were to

Collier came back together, and began again to kick and beat me. I said, remember the rank of both persons, the plaintiff and ibe defendant, the

“ For God's sake, have mercy on me.” Collier and Allen then went away, terms od whicb the former lived with his wife, and the mode in which the

and I crawled to the deceased, who was lying on the slope. I felt bis latter bad accomplished bis intentions.

body, it being dark; and on feeling the back part of his head, my fingers The Jury, after about an hour's consultation, returned a verdict for the

rushed into a very deep wound. The deceased seemed quite dead, he did plaintiff-Damages, Five Hundred Pounds !!!

not move or groan. The men were rather fresh, but certainly not drunk. George Thorn stated, be heard loud screaming on the night in question.

He beard John Allen's wife say, “ God bless you, John, don't strike him OLD BAILEY.

any more ; if you do, you'll certainly kill him.” Witness beard several On Monday, William Shade, aged 39, stood indicted for assaulting blows given in quick succession. After the blows, he heard Allen say, Jobs White, and giving him divers blows with a sharp weapon.-Jonn “ I have settled him, and if you dont be off, I'll settle you." Witness White, a distraining broker, lives in Exmouth-street, Hampstead-road.heard Thomas Reeves say, “If you had’ot been my brother, I would have He went to prisoner's house, to distrain for rent. While witness had his served you before now ;' and Collier said, “ And serve bim right too." band in bis pocket, prisoner took him by the collar, tripped up bis heels, The witness added, that the deceased's head lay in a hole in the earth, as Pized an axe, and began chopping at his legs. He asked prisoner to let if it had been pressed in by some person.-Mr. Hayward, surgeon, stated kim get up and go out. He replied, “ He would be

d d if he would, that he found a wound at the back part of the deceased's skull, too inches be never sbould go out of the room alive.” Persons came in, and seized long by one and a half deep; this wound occasioned death. He found the are. His leg was cut in two or three places at the commencement. I wounds on several other parts of the body.-A man named Lutman proved Prisoner stated that he understood that he had no right to seize his work that the rail with which the deceased had been struck was taken out of a ing tools. He wished to ask if it was legal to seize his working tools ?- hedge near his residence.-Several other witnesses were examined, whose The Jonge inforned him it was, if he had no other goods.-The Prisoner epidence proved that the deceased and the prisoners were heard to quarrel stated that what had been said was false ; that it was hard he should lose | at the public-house. They were fully committed for trial. the means of supporting his child; he had been insave and confined in a EXECUTION.-On Tuesday morning, Elward alias Kiddy Harris, aged mad-bouse. He had received the Holy Ghost; that he then thought he 37, convicted of highway robbery and brutal assault upon Sarah Drew; ought to preach, but he was told that as he had not been brought up for Cornelius Wood, aged 20, for robbery and rape, attended with most the ministry, he had better not.-The Judge asked him what he meant by aggravated circumstances, upon Mary Eyre; and Henry Durham, aged receiving the Holy Ghost? --The Prisoner answered, that fire came from 19, for a burglary, were executed. After the convicts had taken some Heaven and entered his mouth; it burnt his stomach very much ; after he coffee, &c. (during which time the Scriptures were read) the unhappy rceived it, it caused him to kneel down so very often in repentance, that men all partook of the sacrament. Harris, however, frequently intere they thought he was ill, and they put a straight jacket on bim.--The ropted the devotional exercises, by making the most solemn asseverations JEDGE asked him if he was better after he bad received the Holy Ghost ?- of his innocence. Wood said, that he was innocent of the outrage on Prisoner: I was in better bealth, but could not work, it controuled my Mary Eyre ; for Day, the man in whose cart they rode, and who was a much that by his conduct he had not only disgraced bis respectable family

and made me walk along Richard Skinner said he had known principal witness against him.was the perpetrator of the deed, be (Day)

SECOND OVERLAND EXPEDITION. bat also been the means of bringing down the gray hairs of the best of

[From the Dumfries Courier.] mothers to a premature grave. Here followed a scene which sets all description at defiance. Harris, on entering the press-room, exclaimed !

Captain Franklin and suite, including our friend and towns20h the villains, the villains, to bang an innocent man! I know nothing man, Dr. Richardson, embarked at Liverpool on Wednesday shoot it ; if I did I'd tell-Marder, murder! Indeed, Mr. Sheriff Brown, last, in the Colombia packet, direct for New York-the first you are going to hang a man that is entirely innocent—what bad laws are

stage in their three years' voyage of discovery and adventure, bars to bang an innocent man! By G-d I'm innocent of the charge !” In'saying which he knelt down and lifted his eyes towards heaven. He though not, we fondly hope, of peril and privation. As the continued to make similar assertions for several minutes, and, turning to illustrious travellers stepped on board the steam-boat appointed the reporters for the public press, exclaimed, “Tell them (the public) 1 to tow the Colombia out of port, thousands of spectators die innocent." The procession then moved through the avenues of the prison, when Harris commenced his vociferations of “ Murder, murder !"

crowded the quay, cheering to the utmost bent of their voices; until he got to the lodge, occasionally interlarding his exclamations with

and with many a prayer for their safe return, wishing them "D-n their eyes, what do they bang me for, after keeping me here five all the comforts which men can well enjoy amidst the eternal months ?” Mr. Sherriff Brown attempted in vain to sooth the irritated sterility of the Arctic Circle. feelings of the culprit. Just before he ascended the scaffold, Harris said,

On leaving New York, Captain Franklin and party will “ I suppose they will not let me speak outside, but I will though," and he was as good as his word, for immediately that he got outside, he roared

I proceed by the Lake Erie Canal, through Lake Huron and out" Murder!" and “ tonocent!" lustily, and continued to do so until the | Lake Superior to Fort William, the first of the Hudson's Bay sap was drawn over his face, when the executioner almost instantly with Company's settlements; and from thence by the river comrew the bolt, and the lives and sufferings of the unbappy men terminated. munication to Winipeg, Athabasca, Slave, and Great Bear

Long before six o'clock the crowd began to assemble to witness the scene, and although the concourse was not equal to that at the execution

Lakes. Near the latter place, the winter-quarters of the pf Fauntleroy, yet it exceeded the numbers who attend generally on such travellers will be fixed, where the above Company bave mournful occasions,-Great exertions were made to save Durham, but in already built a house, and laid up provisions, and where they vain. A petition was drawn up for Wood, but the prosecutrix refused to

expect to be met by 16 able-bodied seamen, all natives of sign it, alleging, that as the prisoner had been careless of her honour and her life, she need not interest herself to save him.

| Argyleshire, who were sent out last season, and who have FIBB.-On Sunday morning, about half past three, a fire broke out in had ample time to forward the instruments and luggage the premises of Mr. Blackburn, pawnbroker, on Saffron-bill. Four men intrusted to their care. In their voyage through the princibelonging to the Hand-jo-Hand office, got through the first floor window,

pal lakes, the travellers will be conveyed in American steamat the inminent risk of their lives, to ascertain the state of the premises, when suddenly the roof and second floor gave way, and the entire were

boats, and when this accommodation ceases, they will proprecipitated into the cellar. No lives, were lost, but the men were all

cure, as formerly, the services of stout Canadian boatmen. dreadfully injured,

And here we may mention one of the greatest evils attendant A Monstbr.-A young lady nanied Oakes, who resides at Pimlico,

on the expedition, namely, that it requires upwards of 12 attended on Saturday week at Marlborough-street Office, and stated that

months to convey them to what may be called the starting some wretch had attacked her in Piccadilly on the preceding evening, when accompanied by her female servant, with a pointed instrument, which

point of discovery. And, however heavily the time may hang had fortunately struck against the bone of her stays. Miss Oakes pro. on their hands, they must patiently wait the tardy lapse of an duced the gown worn on the evening in question, which had a hole in the Arctic winter; and even after the sun begins to peep above sjde, just over the hip, evidently made by a sharp instrument. As Miss Qakes could not identify the man who had attacked her, Mr. Conant ob

the horizon, there are not above six or eight weeks during served, that he could not take any effective step towards his apprehension.

which they can travel with anything like safety. In many The roffian, it seems, was dressed like a gentleman.

respects their winter-quarters will be pretty comfortable. HYDROPHOBIA. A young man, a labourer in the neighbourhood of Fuel and provisions have been provided in abundance, and Colnbrook, died on Sunday morning of this dreadful disease. He was bitteo about six weeks ago by a strange dog which ran up his master's staircase. In getting the dog down, bis foot unfortunatety slipped, and he

their windows must be formed of oiled parchment, a sude rolled down stairs with the animal, wbich bit him. He was attended by sort of candle, which is made from the fat of the elk and six surgeons, among whom were Sir A. Cooper.

other animals, will enable them to read and write, and per

form various other necessary operations. At times, too, they MARRIAGES. On the 19th inst. at Ashford, J. E. Todd, Esq. of Bedford-place, to Jane, only

may venture out of doors, buckle on their snow-shoes, and, danghter of A. Downes, Esq. of Sloane-street.

by boring holes in the thick-ribbed ice of Mackenzie's River, On the 5th inst. at Oporto, Robert Woodhouse, Esq. to Donna Maria Ermelinda Gomez d'Oliveira, of that city.

set their nets, and drags many kinds of fish “ into day," ; 'On Tuesday, at St. James's church, James Boyle, Esq. surgeon, of Clevelandsquare, Pall-mall, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late Edward Quin, Esq.

which, from their enormous size, would be regarded as monof Fleet-street.

sters in the finer cliinates of the south. In this way they On Tuesday, at St. Mary-la-bonne church, Lieutenant-Colonel Robbins, to Fanny Sophia, eldest daughter of the late Admiral Sir Hyde Parker.

may partake of many a savoury meal, and we had even, we

confess, the curiosity to inquire, whether the ancient “sons DEATHS. On the 20th inst. at Puttenham Priory, Surrey, Mary, widow of the late

of the mist” might not now and then be permitted to season Admiral Cornish, and sister to Lord Gambier.

their fish with a welcome dram of Fairntosh. But no, The reformed yoluptuary and devotee, Madame Krudener, on Christmas-day, at Karasubasar, in the Crimea, after a very painful illness.

whisky is too bulky an article to be carried so far, and beLately, at Norton Canon, Herefordshire, Elizabeth Pember, widow, in the

sides, would be exceedingly hurtful in a climate where the 105th year of her age.

At Llangamarch, Brecon, Thomas Morgan, a native of that place, at the age thermometer stands below zero. Water, therefore, must be of 102 years, retaining full possession of his mental faculties to the last. On the 11th inst. Mr. Wm. Hughes, one of our most eminent Engravers on

the sole beverage of both officers and men, with the exception Wood. Extreme application to his profession terminated his life at tbe early of two solitary gallons of wine, included in the bill of lading, age of 32. His widow, with able assistants, will continue the business for the support of herself and three young children.

for the Arctic Circle, and which are husbanded for a carousal On Sunday, Mrs. Maria Hoddmott, at Hornsey, many years proprietor of the Chapter Coffee-honse, Paternoster-row.

at the approach of spring, and previous to prosecuting the On Monday, in St. James's-street, Richard Walker, Esq. Apothecary to the ulterior objects of the expedition. King. On Tuesday, at Hensley-lodge, Sir Thomas Heathcote, Bart. aged 45. The

In spring, Captain Franklin, and his old companion, Mr. entailed property devolves upon the son of the late Rev. William Heathcote. Back, who goes out on promotion, with one half of the party,

On Wednesday, in the prime of life, Mrs. Franklin, wife of Captain John Franklin, R.N. in Devonshire-street, Portman-square.

will proceed down Mackenzie's River, and from thence exOn Tuesday, Mrs. Stebbing, wife of Mr. Stebbing, of the Swan, Lynn. She appeared in her usual good state of health, and was preparing breakfast for her

plore the coast to the westward, as far as Icy Cape and husband, when she suddenly fell off her chair--a corpse.

Behring's Straits. Here Captain Beechy is appointed to On Thursday week, at Ballingdon, aged 48, Mr. Thompson, silk-manufacturer, of Sudbury, leaving 14 children. He rose in the morning in his usual state of force a passage by the coast, meet the party, and convey health, and whilst taking his breakfast was seized in a fit, and in a few hours died.

them to China in his vessel, the Blossom, which is at present On Saturbay week, in Horbury workhouse, Hannah Metcalfe, in the 70th year fitting out at Deptford, and will by and by proceed to double of her age; she took to her bed 45 years ago, owing to a disappointment in love, and ver rose from it to the day of her death. It is calculated that this pauper

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dition, will separate from Captain Franklin at the mouth of Exchange on London, one month, 25. three ditto, 24. 85. Mackenzie's River, to explore the country stretching to the Cours Authentique. eastward, as far as the Copper-mine River. In this excurtion, the extensive track of mountain country, abounding in i WINDSOR, Feb. 24.-His Majesty has pot taken any outcopper ore and fields of coal, will occupy much of our door exercise since his return to the Royal Lodge. Yesto townsman's attention. The Forfarshire botanist, Mr. Drum- day her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta paid a more mond, accompanies the expedition part of the way, to collecting visit to his Majesty. Sir Charles Long arrived yesterday botanical and zoological specimens; and the liberality of at the Lodge, and had an audience of his Majesty. YesterGovernment has provided an able naturalist to assist Captain day Mr. Wyatville laid before the King several drawings, Beechy, so that the natural history of this division of our relative to the interior of the state apartments, for his MaAmerican dominions bids fair at length to be effectually inves- jesty's approval. Mr. Wyatville was at the Lodge nearly the tigated. After landing Captain Franklin at Canton, Captain whole day. Beechy will take in provisions and return to Behring's Straits Slave TRADE.- To the disgrace of civilization, the inhuthe following season, with the view of succouring Captain man traffic in human beings is not only continued, but seems Parry; and should that hardy mariner appear on the coast, to have increased. France is the great culprit in this respect, or should he even leave land-marks behind him, we need and the greater, because she carries it on in the very face of scarcely allude to the eager interest, we had almost said treaties which she has entered into with this country ostenfeeling of veneration, with which those monuments of the pro- sibly for the purpose of putting it down. In two months bis gress of science will be approached by our weary far-travel- Majesty's ship Maidstone had occasion to visit nineteen vessels, led comtrymen.

all engaged in this nefarious trade. These vessels were all The above particulars have been gleaned from conversations furnished with French papers ; and the French traders laugh sith our excellent and accomplished friend, Dr. Richardson, at the idea of their being taken or molested by their own ves and we have only to add, that from the judicious nature of the sels of war. Looking at what is permitted, there is every arrangements that have been formed, he anticipates none of reason to hold that the French Government is not serious. the sad disasters that befel the expedition on a former occa- The Portuguese are also deeply engaged in this traffic; but sion. From the sixteen-sailors that went out last year, the the Brazilian Government seems to be the worst of all; since most gratifying accounts have already been received, as well it is asserted, on good authority, that frauds are committed in as from the agents of the Hudson's Bay Company, who have licensing vessels for this trade, as if they were one-third larger formed depots of provisions along the whole route, and other than they truly are. A vessel of 95 tons, for instance, is Fise forwarded the views of the travellers to the utmost of licenced as of 146 tons. Only 31 square feet is allowed for their power. Indeed the union of the two Fur Companies one adult African. Oiscan, a Frenchman, on one occasion into one, under the name of the Hudson's Bay Company, is a thrust a full cargo of slaves between decks, oniy three feet in nost fortunate circumstance for the interests of science, and height, and closed the hatches for the night. Fifty died before has enabled the directors to remove stumbling-blocks from the morning. Their bodies were thrown into the river; and the Path of discovery, that were nearly as formidable as the wretch who commanded the vessel went on coolly next day, ngours of the climate in the former divided state of the coun- to complete his cargo! We have extracted these facts and to. The want of the canoes, which were abandoned at Cape given this short view of the case, from documents published lumn-again, from weakness and fatigue, proved a terrible bar and circulated at the expense of the Society of Friends to the crossing of rivers; but on this occasion a water-proof (Quakers), whose philanthropy never sleeps, and to hose fantass boat has been provided, so admirably contrived, that exertions in this matter of the slave trade in particular, lumait may be separated into pieces which each of the party may nity is greatly indebted.--Scotsman. tot into his knapsack, or carry in his pocket.

AMERICAN CANALS.-The two great canals executed by

the State of New York seem to hold out a prospect of success Cm, 1 o'CLOCK.-Consols for Account, 94}. In the Foreign Market, scarcely equalled in the case of any similar works this dure is rery litle to notice. Mexican Scrip, 2 topin. and the Bonds, se1 Calombian is 90%. In the Share Market there is little to notice.

country. They are together almost 400 miles in length; and though commenced only seven years ago, are now nearly

finished. Even in the past year, the tolls yielded a revenue of POSTSCRIPT.

410,000 dollars (98,0001.), while the whole interest of the MONDAY, FEB. 28.

capital sunk in the undertaking is only 375,825 dollars. The in French papers of Thursday and Friday are chiefly filled Governor De Witt Clinton, in his message to the legislature Tith debates on the indemnity law. The discussions on the of New York, estimates, that when the various other sources aeral principle of the indemnity have terminated, and the of income are added to the produce of the tolls, these unfinished Chamber has begun to dispose of the numerous proposed canals will have yielded very nearly twice the interest of the treadments. The spirit which dictated the first of these capital; and that in the current year this large revenue will neadments would have been alarming, had it been shared be nearly doubled. Boats with commodities proceed at the 5 any considerable portion of the assembly. It went to no rate of 55 miles in 24 hours, and boats with passengers near o an extent than a total change of the law, proposing the 100 miles in the same time “ For almost all purposes, the estoration of their landed estates to the emigrants, and to the city of Detroit will, on the completion of the Erie canal, be

rebasers of those estates the indemnity intended for their brought within 100 miles of the city of Albany (its actual disoriginal proprietors. This amendment was not supported or tance is 500 miles). Already have we witnessed the creative een seconded, and was dismissed by voting the previous power of these communications in the flourishing villages gestion. As it is proper that the name of this adventurous which have sprung up or been extended, in the increase of gislator and intrepid Royalist should be known to all whom our towns, and above all in the prosperity of the city of New may concern, we may mention that he is called M. le Baron York. If, as is said, upwards of 3000 houses have been

Coupigay. The Chamber adjourned after disposing of built in that city during the last year, it is highly probable sale of the 17 amendments placed in the hands of the Pre- that in fifteen years its population will be double, and that in

less than thirty years it will be the third city in point of The following was the state of the funds on Friday : numbers in the civilised world, and the second if not the first 7 PARIS, FEB. 25,-Five per Cents. 104. 75. ; Bank Stock, in point of commerce." The commercial advantages of the

$88. 75. ; Rente de Naples, (Certif. Falconnet), 90. 45. ; western canal will be still farther extended, by the project

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