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when he disclaimed any change of sentiment; but in November 1824, he ever, my wish to add any thing to the grief that they must feel. But let wrote a letter to the Plaintiff, stating that he could not marry her, as he me renew my entreaty that you suffer not yourself to be led away by any ras advised by his frieuds to retain the lucrative situation he beld. delusive hopes or expectations. The scene of this life must shortly close Verdict for the Plajatiff-Damages, 751.

upon you. Let me implore you, then, to endeavour, not to atone to society,

for that, I fear, is impossible, but to secure your peace with your Maker. TAUNTON, APRIL 2.-GARDNER V. ADDAMS.-The Plaintiff in this And let me agaia say to you, that this Court can bold ont no expectations action, which was for a breach of promise of marriage, was the danghter that the sentence, which it is now my painful duty to pronounce on you, will of a gentleman living near Taunton. She was a widow, having lost her not be carried into effect. The sentence is—That you, Henry Savary, be husband in 1815, and while living with her father, the Defendant became taken to the place from whence you came, and from thence to the place of acquainted with her. Marriage was contemplated ; a house was taken execution, and there be hanged by the neck till you are dead. und furnished, and other arrangeinents ipade. Some pecuniary difficulties The Prisoner, on hearing the latter words, seemed to lose all power of of the Defendant at this time made it expedient that he should leave that breathing, and dropped down bis head. part of the country; he returned however in 1818, and the intercourse was Mr. Smith now made way through the crowd towards the Bench, and renewed with the plaintiff, which was continued down to 1823, when she very agitatedly exclaimed-“ My Lord, as the prosecutor, I recommend became a mother to his child without becoming his wife, During the time him to mercy; I, the prosecutor, my Lord, recommend him to mercy, if the Plaintiff bad retired into Devon to give birth to the infant, Defendant mercy can be shown. The consequences of his crime were limited; the entered into a contract to marry a lady named Holland, although, in addition public have suffered nothing-hardly anything." to the other claims of the plaintiff, she bad advanced her seducer various Lord GIFFORD leant back on bis seat, greatly affected; but made do sons of money for furniture, &c. &c.-It was urged for the Defendant, reply. that he was a yonng and inexperienced youth, who had fallen into the The Prisoner was then removed from the Dock, amidst the deathly allacements of a widow, well versed in the ways of the world.Verdict silence of a crowded Court, many persons present well knowing the pri. for the Plaintiff, Damages, 5001.

soner and his father the banker. TRIAL OF MR. SAVARY, AT BRISTOL.

York, APRIL 6.-BRBACH OF PROMISE.—Mary Roebuck, aged 23, the Lard GIFFORD entered the Court this (Monday) morning, to hold the daughter of a respectable farmer, obtained a verdict against a Mr. Dun. muual Sessions for the City of Bristol, when Henry Savary was placed at derdale, who was about three years older, and is the son of a man of some the bar.-Mr. Savary, who is 33 years old, looked pale, and was evidently

I property, for a breach of Promise of Marriage, under which promise he most feverishly agitated. Those who had long been acquainted with him,

I had seduced the Plaintiff, and had a child by her. For the Defendant, declared that the prisoner was appallingly altered since bis imprisonment.

Mr. J. Williams urged that he was a young man, with all his passions He was dressed in black. He looked at the Bench till the reading of the

about him, and if there had been error upon his side, the plaintiff was at indictment was commenced. He then leant over the bar, and covered his

least not free herself from blame, when she surrendered to him the most face with his right band, and he frequently pressed his fingers against his essential virtue of her sex. How could he, in after life, be certain ibat

she would not be equally indulgent to others ?-Mr. Justice BAYLby left Henry Savary was committed December 23, 1824, for having feloniously the case in the hands of the Jury, who, after a few minutes' deliberation, forged a certain note of hand, purporting to be the note of one William

found for the Plaintiff-Damages, 5001. Pearson, for the sum of 5001., with intent to defraud George Smith and bis co-partners, trading under the firm of the Bristol Copper Company."

POLICE. The Clerk of the Arraigns then addressed the prisoner : “ Henry

UNION-HALL. Savary, how say you; are you Guilty or not Guilty ?"

A New SORT OF FLOUNCE.--On Saturday, an elderly female of rePrisoner : « Guilty."--This answer was delivered in a firm and deli- spectable appearance, who gave her name Jane Dukin, was charged with berate tone.

having conveyed a quantity of gin and rum into the King's Bench prison. Lord GIFFORD paused for some moments. He changed colour, and was in breach of the regulations. -The turnkey stated, that in consequence of evidently much affected. His Lordship at last said, earnestly looking at an intimation that the defendant was in the babit of conveying spirits into the prisoner : “ Have you well considered your answer ?"-Prisoner: I the prison, he latterly examined her person very closely. Notwithstandbare.-Lord GIFFORD; I trust no false hopes bare induced you to give ing his vigilance, she still contrived to distribute spirits of every kind to that answer?-Prisoner replied something about having deliberately the prisoners withio. On Saturday morning, the lady, according to cas. pleaded as he had ; but he was not distinctly heard.-Lord GIFFORD again town, untied the strings of her bonnet, took it off her head, and exhibited passed a few minutes, and then said : Prisoner, you had better consider a the inside of it, to show that she was not « smuggling." She then de. short time before you resolve to persevere in pleading Guilty.-The Pri- sired to have her pockets rubbed down; nothing was felt there, and she soner shook bis bead, reclined on his hand, and again covered his face, was on the poiot of passing, when the turnkey observed that the founces agitated by grief. It was intimated to the Court, that the prisoner bad no of her gown were of a peculiarly large shape, as if something of a heavy other answer to give.

nature had been introduced into them. Upon seeing this, be called her CLERK of the ARRAIGNS : Shall I enter the verdict, my Lord ?- The back, and asked her if there was anytbing in her flounces. She replied, RECORDER : Wait a short time.

with apparent amazement, “ Anything in my flounces! What do you The Prisoner was taken from the dock, and in about five minutes he was mean by anything in my flounces? No, Sir, there is nothing in my brought back by direction of the Judge. He appeared to be much more Aounces but what all ladies wear in them to make the gown sit well on collected, and looked partially round the Court.

the back.” “ And what maý that be?” rejoined the turnkey, “Why Lord GIFTORD: I understand, Henry Savary, you persist in pleading wool, to be sure,” said she. Turnkey:-" Then, Mrs. Dukin, you must Gailly.- Prisoner ; I do, my Lord. (He then again looked round the let me examine your wool." Upon which he reacired down for that purCourt, somewhat collectedly, as if he had relieved his mind.)

pose, when she suddenly darted on one side, declaring ibat she never' vet Lord GIFFORD, having put on the fatal black cap, then addressed the allowed any gentleman wbatsoever to take such liberties. The turnkey, prisoner :-Henry Savary, you have pleaded guilty to the crime of forgery. however, insisted upon an examination of her flounces; and within the You hare, I trust, well considered the consequences of pleading guilty. I folds, after having cut the stitches, he pulled out two long bladders--que trust no false hopes or expectations, that by so pleading you should avert filled with rum, and the other with gin. The gown in which the liquor tbe dreadful sentence wbich it will be my painful duty to pronounce on was so snugly concealed was exbibited, and appeared, by a broad space yoo, have induced you to plead guilty. You were brought up in com which was left between the seams, to have been “ got up” for the purpose Dercial pursuits, so that you must have been intimately acquainted with | of concealing such bladders, filled with spirits, as those produced. Mrs, then; you therefore could not but know the calamitous consequences to Dukin being asked whether she wished to say anything, observed, that commerce which the crime of forgery is calculated to prodace, as well as she thought it a very hard case that people should not be permitted to take the magnitude of the penal results to yourself. So essential is it to give spirits into tbe jail to their friends, particularly to those who were il, and security to the circulation of bills of exchange, so important is it in this required a little drop to comfort them in their afflictions.-The turnkey country to give ground for confidence in such transactiops, that it must told the Magistrate that the introduction of spirits was always the source hare been i opossible for you, in your own experience, not to bave known of riot amongst the prisoners.--Tbe defendant was fined 201. and in and felt the importance of such matters, and tbe extent of injury calcu. default of payment, was committed to Kingston House of Correction for lated to be produced by the cireulation of forged instruments, whether the three inonths. lines forged were those of existing or non-existing persons. Prisoner : My Lord, I was not aware that to forge the names of persons

ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c. Dot in existence was criminal.

SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCB.-On Sunday morning, about six o'clock, the Mr. Smith, the prosecutor, who was standing near the witness's box, following circumstance took place at Blackfriars.bridge :- A lady and most agitatedly attempted to address the Court.My Lord

gentleman, whose habiliments, from their being covered with dust, indiMr. PALMER, one of the Counsel : My Lord, I believe evidence can be cated that they had come out of the country, were proceeding along New adduced of some circumstances.

Bridge-street, in company with a very fine girl, seemingly about sixteen. Lord GIFTORD : All these interruptions are really very irregular. The latter was undergoing a severe chastisement, and she sbed tears in bast proceed, painful as is the duty. It was impossible that you should abundance. On the party 'arriving at the end of Earl-street, the young not know you were circulating fictitious and fraudulent paper, and that lady fled towards the bridge, and descended the stairs leading to the the intention was to deceive and defrand. You could not be ignorant of water. The gentleman pursued her, joined by a coal-porter, and just as those facts. It is melancholy to think that you should have so destroyed the young lady was about to precipitate herself into the river, the coalyour own character, and wounded the feelings of others; it is not, how.porter seized ber, and prevented the perpetration of the rash deed. Her friends were so overpowered with gratitude to her preserver, that they | Another inquest was held, when it appeared that the seat of the deceased' could scarcely give utterance to their thanks, and the gentleman pre- small-clothes, which had been stained with blood, had been partial sented the coal-porter with a sovereign for his timely interference washed, and also the shirt. The wound would bave produced instan

COMBINATION OUTRAGES.—A most diabolical attempt was made on the death, and there was also the mark of a blow across the thighs, appareath persou of Jobn Graham, a cotton spinner, in Mr. Dunlop's mill, at Broom-given by a heavy stick or whip, and also another on the left hand ward, Calton. He, with other new workers, going home froin their Several witnesses were examined, and the Jury returned a verdiet a labour, were attacked near Barrowfield-road by two men, who caine out“ Wilful Murder against some person or persons unknown.from a crowd, one of whom, John Kean, fired a pistol at him, and shot Recovery Of A Stolen Cuild.-Between fifteen and sixteen mooth him in the back. The wretch was soon after taken, and after a dreadful back, a fine boy, about five years old, son of Major Williams, of Prior resistance, was conveyed inside the gate of Mr. Dunlop's mill. The man Park; near Guildford, suddenly disappeared during the absence of the who accompanied him escaped. The crowd then collected around the parents. The boy and a younger sister had been entrusted to the maid gate, and commeuced throwing stones, and uttering horrid imprecations A crowd having been collected to witness the exhibition of a show nas, against the unfortunate individual who was shot.-Shortly afterwards, the the girl's curiosity led her to miogle with the spectators, and at the termi Sheriff and constables arrived, and cleared away the rabble. The Riot nation, she discovered that the little boy had disappeared. The parenti Act was read. A party of dragoons were sent for, and on arrival pre-l instantly adopted every method likely to lead to a recovery, but be wa served order during the evening. The individual who was shot was carried eventually given up as lost. A young woman, who lived a short distand to his lodgings. Dr. Corkindale extracted some slugs from his back, from Priory Park, bad received permission to visit her relatives at Kew which had perforated the spine, and stated that he was in imminent dan- and on Monday she went to see Mr. Graham's balloon ascend. Such ! ver. The mob afterwards collected around his lodgings, and continued sigbt attracted a concourse of people, and a number of mountebanks to utter oaths and sing songs prepared for the occasion, which they, as al jugglers, and tumbling boys. In a groupe of the latter, the girl w piorious termination of a nob, as they called it, continued to do, lill dis. I struck by the superior agility of one boy, and also by the certainty tha persed by the military. The following morning an immense crowd col. ) she had seen bim before. A closer observation convinced her that be wa lected around the mill, and commenced throwing stones at the windows, no other than the Master Williams who bad been stolen. The girl com but after breaking a pane or two of glass, were dispersed. Kean has municated her suspicions, and a formal demand was made on the Maste been committed to jail. One of the watchmen was also tired at in Main of the Revels to relinquish the child, which he refused, till the interfe street, and the new workers were again assaulted on returning froin their rence of the constables put an end to the dispute, the latter taking charg breakfast.-Glasgow Chronicle.

of the boy. The showman stated that he met the little fellow in Londo ACCIDENTS BY A SPRING-GUN.-As Richard Wilson, Esg. of Bildestone, I about six months ago, literally naked and almost starving; his forme and his son-in-law, Mr. Oxenden, were returning from church on Sunday, protector, who pursued the trade of a “ petition beggar,” (or a fellow the the 27th ult, they extended their walk by the plantations, when Mr.Wilson chalks on the pavements) having been sent to the house of correction as 1 put his foot upon one of the wires of a gun, which was fired, and its con vagrant. The boy was designed for the same literary profession, but wa ients were lodged in his knees and thiglis. The surgeon was sent for, deterred from pursuing it by the fate of bis preceptor. Under his Bet who extracted several of the shot, but many were out of his reach. Mr. master, the little fellow became a harleqain, and exhibited at fairs ag Oxenden was very slightly wounded. This is the third accident from other public places with great eclat. The truth of this statement wa spring-guns on the preserved grounds of the same gentleman. A poor corroborated by reference to the books of the house of correction, ol woman, on her way, by mistake went into a wood called Scape's Grove. which place the fellow is now an inmate. The foundling was on Wed No sooner was she in, than a gun was fired by her treading on a wire, andnesday restored to his family, and the parties instrumental to bis recovery the contents were spread upon her. She happened to be pretty thickly have experienced the bounty of pareotal gratitude in its fullest extent. elotbed, wbich prevented serious consequences. The second case was his DREADFUL EARTHQUAKE NEAR ALGIERS.-Extract of a letter from own gamekeeper, Scott, who, in taking his perambulation in a wood called Algirrs, dated March 2 - On Wednesday. the 2d inst, this city and Muckenger, discovered a rabbit in a snare; he immediately placed a neighbourhood was visited with a tremendous eartbquake, which canli spring ron, at the same time exclaiming, with an oath, that he would nued at intervals for the five following days. It has tbrown down several trace the villain by bis blood. Scarcely were the words out of his mouth, I houses and injured many others, and has totally destroyed the towel before he came in contact with some of the leading wires, and he received Blida one daus journey from this, burying in its cuins nearly all the in the contents principally in one leg ; the man being in a bad habit of body, I babitants. Out of a population of 15,000 souls, chiefly Moorx, Jews, and a mortification followed, and his limb above his knee was amputated. In | Arabs, about 300 only have been saved, and those in a sadly mutilated a month or so, the law, it is hoped, will deprive gentlemen of the pleasure state." of shooting themselves.-Suffolk Chronicle.

DREADFUL FIRE AT St. Thomas's.—A variety of letters, by the Leeward EXTRAORDINARY DEATH BY Poison-( From the Manchester Guardian). Island inail, give details of a dreadful fire at St. Thomas's. About one ball -Some time ago a man, named James Hunt, who had been a soldier, of the town has been destroyed. The estimated loss is nearly two millioni took a house in Mansell-street, and brought a woman there named Mary of dollars. One of the letters states, that suspicions were entertained that Pincame. An illicit connexion existed between them, although Mrs. the fire was caused by incendiaries, and that several suspicious characten Hunt made repeated complaints of his conduct. On Monday last she had been in consequence apprehended. The other accounts attribute ii went out to wash early in the morning, and soon afterwards, Hunt and the entirely to accident. The fire broke out early in the day in tbe market woman having breakfasted, began to exhibit alarming symptoms of illness, place, the very centre of business. The more valuable part of the town and Mr. Thornley, a surgeon, who was sent for, suspected that they had all above the market, bas not suffered in the least. takep poison. Hunt said he was afraid his wife had been playing some

On Wednesday morning, a fire broke out in a large cottage at Uppe tricks, and gave the surgeon some of the coffee of which they had par. | Edmonton, the property of Mr. Meade. The cottage and all the fornitor taken, and which had been prepared on the previous day. Mr. Thornley and other property it contained, were totally consumed. The flame felt little doubt that it contained some mineral poison. Hunt and the raced with the greatest violence for wear four hours. ' A melancholy acci woman, after suffering severely, recovered by the use of emetics. On the dent occurred to one of the firemen belonging to the Eagle Insuranc following morning, Hunt poured some water into the coffee left the pre

Company: as they were passing with rapidity through Stanford-bill gate ceded morning, and when his wife got op, asked her if she would take

he was precipitated from the engine with great violence, which driein some; she replied, “ Yes, if it was ready.” He then poured out a cup;

over him, the cap of his knee was nearly severed from the socket. slie drank it without hesitation, and went to the house of a gentleman in

A fire broke out in the premises of Mr. Martineau, a sugar.baker, fi Manchester, where she was employed to clean. She was shortly after

Goulstone-street, Whitechapel, about half-past one o'clock on Wednesday sent home, complaining of a pain in her stomach, and Mr. Thornley hap

I hornley hap-morning. Though its appearance was frightful in the extreme, my pening to call upon Hunt, was informed bis wife had taken some of the the inflammable nature of some of the materials in the concern excite coffee; but she either was, or affected to be, entirely ignorant of the considerable alarm, yet the speedy arrival of the engines, and the adul cause of ber illness, and refused to take any reinedy. In the evening she

rable manner in which they were served, soon arrested its progress expired. The husband stated to the neighbours, without reserve, the | About balf the property, however, was consumed; but Mr. Martineat 18 circumstances under which he had given her the cofice, and was the first to inform the Coroner of ber death.

Dogs.-On Tuesday morning, as Mr. Taylor, residing in the city, wa MYSTERIOCS DEATH NEAR HANWELL.-A murder was committed at or passing through Cheapside, a large dog, of the Newfoundland specie near Hanwell, on the 25th ult. on Robert Chadeell, a wheelwright, of suddenly sprang on bim, aud caught him in the fleshy part of his rige Uxbridge. The deceased left Uxbridge for Ealing, but drank a great arm. Although several persons were passing, no one had the courage deal of beer at Hanwell, and was much intoxicated. He was carried in to render assistance, as they suspected the animal was seized with hydroptio the Green Man, at Hauwell, where he soon recovered. He remained bia; and it was some time before the gentleman was able to disengas there about five hours. At that time the waygoner of the Brachley wag-himself from thie animal. It is feared amputation will be necessary gon, Brown, came in, and the deceased quarrelled with him. They, low- Another melancholy accident bappened on Friday week: a youth 1! ever, became friends, and Brown consented to allow the deceased to ride years of age, sent on an eftand by his master, Mr. Ray, of Castle-street in bis waggon. The waggon had proceeded but a short distance, whep in crossing Broad-street, Bloomsbury, was attacked by a ferocious de the deceased was found on the road dead. A medical man looked at the attached to a truck, who tore bis leg in a shocking manner. He wa body, and he gave his opinion that the deceased died of apoplexy; and, sent home in a coach to his distressed parents, residing at 56, Gru upon an inquest, a verdict 10 that effect was recorded. Anoihier inedical Portland-street. His father is a journeyman mechanic, with a wife and gentleman, with other persons, were, however, induced to examine the eight children ; his mother has been confined but a few days, and ha Body, when they found a wound, apparently made by a knise, on the lower nearly lost her reason by the shock. The boy continues in a dangeroy part of the body, which was decidedly the causc of the man's death. I state:


can we conceive an act more atrociously, more peculiarly On Thursday week, at Newton Ferrers, Devonshire, Philip, the second son

iniquitous, than after having condemned a man to an of Sir John Perring, Bart. Memland, to Frances Mary, only daughter of the late Henry Roe, Esq. of Gnaton.

unusually long period of imprisonment, and inflicted on him On the 28th ult. at Kilcolgan church, Galway, Ireland, Captain Francis Manley Shawe, of the Coldstream Guards, to Albinia Hester, eldest daughter of Major

| a most severe fine, to deprive him of all the property he General John Taylor, of Castle Taylor, Galway.

possessed, by the sale of which he might be enabled to pay At Naples, on the Tth ult. Alicia, daughter of the late Matthew Higgins, Esg of Bennowu, Ireland, to Marquess Bugnano, son of the Duke San Valentino that fine, and regain his liberty. To Mr. Peel's second On the 2d inst, at Cradley, Worcestershire, Mr. Joseph Priestley to Mrs

charge, we hardly think it necessary to vouchsafe an answer. Barton, daughter of the late Dr. Joshua Toulmin. On the 4th inst. at St. James's church. Dr. P. Leslie to Miss Hendrie. What the Secretary calls venom, Mr. Carlile, and probably At St. Petersburgh, on the 21st of January (O.S.) Thomas Wright, Esq. to Miss Mary Margaret Dawe.

Bago " his numerous customers and converts, consider to be wholeOn Monday, at Glocester-lodge, thic Earl of Clanricarde, to Harriet, only some food. The works of Cobbett used to be called twopenny daughter of the Right Hon. George Canning.

On Wednesday, at St. George's, Hanover-square, Francis Hawksworth Fawkes,
Exo. of Hawksworth-hall, York, and eldest son of Walter Fawkes, Esq. of Farn-

ciated as noxious and futile; but the work did not succeed," ley hall, to Elizabeth Butler, only child of the late Hon. and Rev. Pierce Butler, and niece to the Earl of Carrick

nor perhaps will Mr. Peel's denomination of poor Carlile's On the 5th inst. H. R. Cresswell, Esq. of Tulse-hill, Surrey, to Aun, daughter of James Trice, Esq. Kingsdowy, Kent.

works by the name of renom, have more success. However, On Wednesday, at St. Pancras, James Sowton, Esq. of Gray's-inn, to Anna

if they are venomous, let them be boldly answered and counMaria, youngest daughter of the late Rev. John Potticury, of Blackheath.

On the 5th inst. at Leatherhead, Acheson Lyle, of Oaks, Londonderry, Esq. | teracted on fair and equal terms, by means of the same press to Eleanor, daughter of James Warre, of George-street, Hanover-square, Esq. On the 7th inst. at Portsinouth, Francis Barins, Esq. eldest son of Sir Thomas

which gives them to the world, and by some of that Church Baring, Bart, M.P. to Jane, youngest daughter of Sir George Grey, Bart. K.C.B. Militant here on earth, whose province it is to put down unDEATIIS.

godly and pestilent publications. Surely, the parson of the On the 27 th ult. Alexander, Earl of Balcarres, at his seat, Haigh-hall, Lan

parish himself, of Dorchester, and the chaplain of the gaol, or ashire.

On the 31st ult. of ossification on the brain, in his 45th year, the Rev. John both of them, could not better employ themselves, than in Marriott, M.A. Rector of Church Lawford, Warwickshire.

On the 31st ult. at Woburn Farm, near Chertsey, in the 62d year of her age, answering and refuting this daring heretic. But until they Charlotte, the wife of Vice-Admiral Stirling

do so, let not the poor man be forbidden to exercise his pen On the o5th ult. in the King's-road, Chelsea, Thomas Turner, Esq. in the 85th year of his age.

for his subsistence, under pain of being declared by the Se. In France, aged 55, M. de Peltier, the author of several political works, and

cretary of State “contumacious," and of having his attempt among others, “ l'Ambigu," published in London. Bonaparte, then First Consul, was foolish enough to be offended at what fell from his pen, and brought at earning bread for himself, and that family from which he an action against him in the Court of King's Bench. Mr. Mackintosh undertook bis defence ; but with all his eloquence he was unable to save his client from being condemned as a libeller.' The rupture of the treaty of Amiens, however, prevented the judgment being carried into execution. M. Peltier has left nothing by which he will be remembered; he had more gall than talent, and while his death will be but little felt by the republic of letters, it will most likely Have a good round pension to the royal purse.--Le Courier Français.

CATHOLIC CLAIMS. Suddenly, on the 30th ult. three weeks after her marriage, Mrs. Mary Balderson, late widow of Mr. Wm. Clarke, of Horsham.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE MORNING CIIRONICLE. Os the 5th inst. in Pieet-street, in his 08th year, the Rev.John Pridden, M.A. Sir, I request your insertion of the following remarks on Migor Canon of St. Paul's; Rector of St. George's, Botolph-lane; and Vicar of Caddington, Bedfordshire.

the subject of the Catholic Claims, which at this time so At Spalding, on Thursday se'nnight, Mr. Popple, formerly a respectable

much engage the attention of the public: farmer at Pilsgate, near Stamford. He took supper that evening apparently in good health, and retired to bed; but in a short space of time his wife found I shall confine my observations to that particular article that he had expired. On the 5th inst. Mr. William Ruston, of Harp-lane, Tower-street, aged 61. which seems to have excited the greatest alarm, viz. claim to

a seat in Parliament. The opposers of this claim fancy they MR. CARLILE.

see in its eventual concession nothing less than the overthrow Sentence of perpetual imprisonment is at length passed of our Constitution both in Church and State. Let it be upon the unfortunate Mr. Carlile. "The worthy Secretary of observed, however, that similar apprehensions were enterState said he would not positively assert that it was intended tained with respect to the danger to our late American Coloto inflict that heavy punishment, but that he could give the nies, when the Roman Catholic Religion was established by House sound convincing reasons, and which, had proved the Parliament as the State Religion of Canada, as appears perfectly satisfactory to Government, why the person in from the following passage in Mr. Burke's celebrated letter to question should never regain his liberty out of the confines of Sir H. L. Langrishe, Baronet:-" It is true that some perDorchester gaol. First, his conduct in the said gaol had sons, and amongst them one eminent Divine, predicted at been exceedingly contumacious : he had shown such“ an that time, that by this step we should lose our dominions in imorant impatienceof incarceration, as to have declared, | America. He foretold that the Pope would send his emissaries and even sent the Secretary himself notice, that if he were thither; that the Canadians would fall in with France. confined beyond the time prescribed by his sentence, he declare their independence, and draw or force our other should consider himself justified in murdering his gaoler; and Colonies into the same design. The Independence happened secondly, he had audaciously disseminated his venom, that according to his prediction, but in directly the reverse order. is, sold his writings for the support of his existence, to all | All our Protestant Colonies revolted. They joined themselves within and without the gaol, whom he could get to buy them. to France, and it so happened, that Popish Canada was the These are indeed heavy charges. With respect to the first, only place which preserved its fidelity—the only place where has Mr. Peel never heard of people in power, armed with a France got no footing—the only peopled colony which now little brief authority,' driving their victims, as Smithfield remains to Great Britain. And last year, when we settled a drivers use their cattle, to madness and exasperation, and Protestant Church there conjointly with the Catholic, we had afterwards punishing them for any outrages they may com- no dread for that Establishment, because we permitted the mit? and will Mr. Peel seriously declare that he considered French Catholics, to the utmost latitude of the description, to Me. Carlile in earnest when he uttered, if ever he did utter, be free subjects. They are good subjects I have no doubt. this absurd menace, and that the Secretary believed the But I will not allow that any French Canadian Catholics are zapler in any danger from it? must not Mr. Carlile have better men or better citizens than the Irish of the same combeen a very fool as well as madman to transmit this bloody munion.”. In like manner, when the several concessions were intention of his to government itself? and is not Mr. Peel granted to the Catholics in Ireland in the years 1782 and conscious that it must have been a mere effusion of the 1791, the same unfounded alarms prevailed. In allusion to moment, caused by the barbarous treatment of the prisoner, which Mr. Pitt, in his speech in May, 1805, says:-" I felt and the hopelessness of his deliverance? Surely, the pre- satisfaction in the Repeal of those laws against the Catholics, tence of believing it serious, is not to become an apology for which have been abolished, and from the abolition of which, manacling the unfortunate man, and thus driving him to some I am certainly not one who infers that danger to the country, fatal act of positive desperation! However, in no country, with which some gentlemen seem to be so deeply impressed.

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Nor do I think that the introduction of a certain portion of When bigotry was at its height in France--when it led Catholics into the Imperial Parliament, would be likely to be Henry the Fourth to renounce the Protestant, and embrace productive of any influence or effect detrimental or injurious the Catholic Religion, did it occur to any one to suggest that to the welfare of the State, or the security of the Constitu. the Duke de Sully, his Minister, who was a Protestant, could

not advise with him about public affairs ? —Was he ever acAt the Reformation, Edward VI. did not exclude Catholics cused of being a bad Minister, because he was a Protestant? from his Council board; nor, when he was excommunicated - No one ever objected to M. Necker, the Minister of the by the Pope for the share he took in bringing about the Re-late King of France, because he was a Protestant. Does formation, did he therefore exclude Catholics from offices of not the Catholic Emperor of Germany employ Protestants in power and dignity; and when a rebellion, in consequence of the various important affairs of his dominions?—The Goverosuch excommunication, broke out in the North, Lord de Clif-ment of his capital is intrusted to Prince Ferdinand of Wir, ford, a Catholic, was sent to quell it. Queen Elizabeth too,temberg, a Protestant. The first employment in the service when the Spanish armada was hovering around the coast, of Russia, is filled by Prince Sartoriski, whose religion is entrusted the defence of Dover Castle (at that time the most that of the Greek Church. With regard to Switzerland, the important fortress in the country) to a Catholic Nobleman; employment of Protestants has been perhaps less than in and what showed still more confidence in the fidelity of her other States, but they have frequently filled offices of GovernCatholic subjects, she moreover appointed Lord Howard of ment jointly with Catholics.” And to the above it may be Effingham, a Catholic Lord, to the command of the fleet, and added, that the late Prime Minister of France was a Protessubsequently made him Lord High Admiral of England, antant. Yet the people of that country did not appear in the office of such power and importance, that succeeding Mo- least alarmed on that account for the safety of their Church narchs have thought it too dangerous to entrust to any indic and State. Could the same be said with respect to us, were vidual, and have therefore placed it in the hands of a com- (not the Prime Minister, but merely) one of the inferior mem, mission.

bers of the Cabinet a Catholic ? On the contrary, were such Thus we see, that from the time of the Reformation till the an event to take place, what a general panic and consternaDeclaration against Transubstantiation, enacted in the reigntion would pervade the whole country. Yet we profess to of Charles II., a period of upwards of 160 years, the Catholics be the most liberal and enlightened nation in Europe, though actually enjoyed the right they now claim. Now, if at a our conduct in this instance at least would prove us to be time when the Catholics must have felt particularly sore and directly the reverse. So much do nations as well as indiirritated at the recent overthrow of their religion and when, viduals deceive themselves with respect to their real charac. consequently, they must have been stimulated by the most ters. Let us endeavour, however, to open our eyes and powerful principles of human action to regain their lost ascen- imitate, at least, if we cannot equal, the liberality of our dancy, and re-establish their faith--and if in the reign of neighbours. Let us dispel from our minds on the present Charles II. when the King himself was secretly a Catholic occasion those alarms and apprehensions which Monkish when the Queen and the presumptive Heir to the Throne illiberality generated, and professional prejudices have foswere avowedly Catholics-and when Catholics sat in Parlia- tered, but which the enlightened nations of Europe have ment; still, notwithstanding all these circumstances in their discarded, as ill suited to the present intellectual state of the favour, they could not prevent the Act from passing which world. I will conclude these remarks with the following excluded them from sitting in Parliament: if, I say, under quotation from the Petition of the English Catholics, in 1817: all these circumstances, and when the Catholics bore an infi- _" When in almost every State of civilized Europe the nitely greater proportion to the Protestants than they do at difference of religious opinions is not considered as ground for present, they could be allowed to retain their seats in Parlia. civil disabilities; when, in, most of those realms where the ment, for so long a period, without such dreadful consequences religion is Catholic, Dissenters from the Established Church ensuing to the Church and State, as are now so alarmingly are admitted to the full enjoyment of their civil and social predicted, what rational ground, in the face of this historical rights, and when no instance of any inconvenience has ocand stubborn fact, can there be for their exclusion at the pre- curred from such equal participation; but when, on the consent moment, when none of those circumstances so favourable trary, it has been uniformly found that prosperity and concord to the objects which they are supposed to have at heart, are | have been its immediate as well as natural consequences, we in existence; and when, consequently, their ardour of pursuit cannot think that this country, holding itself up as a shining must be proportionally abated. Are the friends of the Church example to the world of courage, constancy, and liberality. less zealous now than they were then, or less vigilant? Were will long continue to refuse that which the nations who look there, indeed, any rational grounds for withholding the con- up to her wisdom, as well as her generosity, have not feared bession of their claims, is it conceivable that the principal to grant.”

CIVIS, Protestant land holders and merchants in Ireland would have petitioned both Houses of Parliament in their favour?

POSTSCRIPT. or that their claims would have been advocated by our

MONDAY, April 11. ablest statesmon of all parties, viz. Pitt, Fox, Burke, The following are extracts from the Paris Papers :Sheridan, Windham, Dundas, Romilly, Grattan, Grey, Paris, APRIL 8.-Some Journals announce a morement Grenville, Lansdowne, Londonderry, and Canning? The of Russian troops in Bessarabia ; of reviews to be made by very supposition is preposterous. And were it true, as is the Emperor; of the departure of couriers, &c. &c. All these asserted by their opponents, that the Catholics are the same reports are wholly destitute of foundation, as well as the intolerant and persecuting sect they were ages ago, ever Count de Tolstoy leaving Paris, who is still here, and who, ready to propagate their faith by fire and faggot, can it be for notwithstanding the obstinate assurances of the Journal des a moment supposed that the other nations of Europe would Debats, is not a Russian General Officer, but only a Captain have admitted them to an equal participation of official trusts On the 15th of this month, when the Court mourning for with Protestants, as all the principal states of Europe have the death of his Majesty Louis XVIII. will expire, the hangdone, with the exception of the bigoted Governments of lings of the Royal apartments will be changed. His Majesty Spain and Portugál ? This very important circumstance is was to have gone to St. Cloud during the time necessary for .noticed by Mr. Fox in his celebrated speech on the Catholic these alterations, but the apartments in that Palace not being Claims, in the year 1805, in the following terms :-" Is there in order to receive his Majesty, he will reside in the Pavillon in Europe a State or Country that does not employ persons Marson, only the 15th and 16th, after which he will return to of different religions and persuasions in the highest offices ? | his usual apartments.

Baron Pouchin Delaroche, Major-General of the King's farmer was an old man, and very charitable. Among the armies, died yesterday at Paris.

objects of his compassion was a poor old man, who generally (From the Quotidienne of April 8.)

dined with him on Sundays, as an adopted guest. Being PARIS, APRIL 7.-For some days past several German | alone this day, the farmer had him at the same table with Journals have spoken of a quadruple alliance, or alliance of himself, when the assassins entered and murdered the two central Europe, projected between France, Russia, Austria, helpless old men. They buried the dead bodies in hole's and Prussia, the object of which is stated to be to watch over which they dug, and after pillaging the house of 150 francs, the preservation of tranquillity in Europe, and guarantee to departed. The old man had on the day preceding deposited each power the integrity of its possessions..

the 5000 francs in the hands of a safe neighbour, , On England, we see, would not form part of this alliance, leaving the farm the assassins were met by a person, who whence it might be inferred that it's policy is not in harmony terrified at their appearance (they being covered with blood), with that of the great continental powers. France could only ran away, not however without having observed them so be a gainer by such a confederation, because, by her taking closely, as he declared afterwards, that he can identify them. under her protection the powers of the middling order, the At the time every search was made for the murderers, but commercial system of England, which tends to impose its ma- till now they have escaped. Their discovery was in this way. nufactures upon all nations, would at length meet with ob-One of the villains was continually disputing with and illstacles favourable to the French commerce.

treating his wife. On a late occasion the latter was heard A very singular case was this day brought before the First to exclaim, « Remember the farm of Trombe--I will have Chamber of Correctional Police :--Miss Prudence Perault, a you guillotined." These expressions being reported to the fortune-teller, was accused of having defrauded a young and proper authorities, the man and wife were apprehended on pretty servant girl of the sum of 55 francs. The girl deposed Palm Sunday, and discovered the accomplices in the crime. as follows:-" As I was just fit to be married, and two gem- | They are all now in prison, at the disposal of the Procureur men wished very much to make me their wife, I felt at a loss du Roi. which of them to make choice of. I became very sad at all! A very fine copy of the rare Mentz, or Mayence, Bible, in that. I learnt then that people consult fortune-tellers to two volumes, folio, 1462, has recently been discovered by koow how to act in such cases. So I went to the house of Mr. Duppa, in the public library at Tours, where there are this lady here (pointing to the sorceress), and told her what likewise, other Bibles of extreme scarcity. These treasures was going on. She then said to me, Mark me well-you are not highly estimated at their present depot. They would, are in love with somebody. I told her yes. "There are two | however, amply compensate an adventurous Bibliopolist, could that wish to get married to you?' 'It is true, ma'am.' You / they be transferred to the mart of London. are greatly at a loss to know which of them to choose ?' 'You Joseph GERRALD.-The trealment of the friends of reform by the have discovered the entire.' Then when I saw that Madame apostate Pitt and his servile Crew of Oppressors, ought never la be knew the whole matters The President-Was it not yourself forgotten. “ Joseph Gerrald was born in the West Indies, where he

inherited a considerable estate. He was a Meinberof the Corresponding that told her! I es, Monsieur - begged that she would Society ; an idolater at the shrine of Liberty, In 1793, he was chosen, inform me bow I should know which gemman loved me best. in conjunction with Maurice Margarot, delegate to the British ConvenShe told me as this. See this powder; put the little parcel tion, then sitting at Edinburgh. He was there prosecuted for sedition,

convicted, and the Scottish sentence of banishment was construed by the in your bosom: you are to open it in presence of him that you

Court of Justice into transportation for fourteen years in company with see first. But before that, you must go to church, and then the refuse of society. While Gerraid was at liberty on bail, his associa say two Paters and two Aves. As I happened to have a white | Ates were convicted. Dr. Parr urged him to set off for Hamburgh, and ribbon about my neck, she said to me, · You must take that generously promised to indemnify his bail against all pecuniary forfeiture. off, and put on a black ribbon; then come and see me again.' pledged to bis associates, and that no personal considerations could induce

: This was declined by Gerrald, on the ground that his honour was I returned to her the day after. Madame said to me, • Tie him to shrink from a full participation of the rigours of punishment. On up a twenty-franç piece and two five-franc pieces in a the 2nd of May, 1795, he was removed from the Giltspur-street Comppocket handkerchief, and leave them to steep in your

ter, handcuffed and ironed, and, without his being permitted to tako

leave of his child—(Pitt had no children]-lhe companion of his im. - I gave her the money. When this was done, she

prisonment, he was hurried in a post-chaise to Gosport, whence he was said to me, ' If you tell a single word of what has passed you'll put on board the Sovereign transport for Botany Bay! He was at this know nothing about the business, and I'll put an end to the time destitute of the common necessaries of life, Dr. Parr, with other

friends, raised a small subscription for him. With a constilution broken charm.' Just as she was going to consult the horoscopes she

by mental suffering and disease, after a loathsome voyage in revolting was arrested.”

society, Gerrald lingered through two years of captivity, four months of The young girls master was a wine-merchant, and ob which were passed in New Holland. A few hours before his death, serving that she was somewhat melancholy, wished to know calling some friends to his bedside, he said, “ I die in the best of causes

and, as you witness, without repining." An inscription on his tomb the cause of her trouble; but she evaded the questions put to

records that he "expired on the 10th of March, 1796, aged 35, a Martyr her on the subject. He thought that, as she had some of the to the Liberties of his Country."-London Mag. : Art. Memorabilia of foolish notions of country girls, there might be something in Dr. Parr. that; so, without any apprehension from the sorceress, or staying for the result of her divination, he apprised the City, 11 O'CLOCK.-Consols for Account are doll at 934 4. In the police. who seized the old dame in despite of her skill and Foreigo Market, Austrian Bonds are 98; Colombian, 90$; Chilian, 871;

Mexican, 791 4 ; Greek Scrip, 53 4 dis.; Davish 14 21 dis. foresight. This witness told the Court that he was not himself very steady that day, not having breakfasted. The evidence of master and servant produced much laughter. Dame


Corn EXCHANGE, MARK-LANE, APRIL 11. prophetess was condemned to pay a fine of 100f, and suffer a

We had but few arrivals of any kind of grain last week, and this year's imprisonment.

morning the fresh supply of Wheat, Barley, Beans, and Peas, from Essex, In the year 1817 a dreadful crime was committed, about Kent, and Suffolk, is small; and only a few vessels are up froin the North two leagues from St. Quentin, of which the following are with Wheat and Oats.

CURRENT PRICES OF GRAIN. the facts :-Two persons, father and son, named Demarly,

ariy, Wheat, red (new) ...... 54s. 70s. | Pease, W bite........... 42s. 45s. one Fronchain, and a fourth individual, unknown, having | Ditto old .......... -5.-5. Boilers

469. 50s. learned that the owner of the farm of Trombe, which was in a Wheat, white (new) .... 585.76s. | Maple...

38s. 39s. -$. -S. Grey ........

37. 38s. solitary place at the above-named distance from St. Quentin, 1. Ditto old .......

Barley .......

30s. 44s. Oats, Feed...... 208. 23s. had received a sum of 5,000 francs, resolved to get possession

-S.-S. Poland ..... 21s. 27s. of it. They went at noon day to the farm, knowing that the Beans, small

42s 44s. | Potatoe ...... 23s. 27 s. farmer's servant was then at mass, it being Sunday. The Tick ditto ... .... 30s. 35s. Flour, per Sack....* 52s. 65s.




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