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Home's Act as much as by the present Bill. It follows therefore, ! FRENCA COMMERCE. The French Government publishes no annual abat not only is there no connexion between the recent criminal statemeni of imports and exporis, probably because it is ashamed to proceedings of some workmen and Mr. Hume's Act, but that the oxhibit in numerical terinis ils vast inferiority in conimerce to its rival.

A recent French journal, however, estimates the exports at 451,050,000 operation of the latter has been beneficial, inasmuch as under several

francs, or 18.400,0001. In the ihree years ending 1789, they were on all temporary adverse circuinstances, the evil has not spread. At least

average about 17.000,0001. Those of Britain, which were nearly of the then, as Sir Francis BURDETT forcibly argued, the Act of last Session

same amount at that time, are now about 60,000,0001. sierling. Thus should have a fair trial; and it would only be just 10 Mr. Iluse and

the commerce of France is still almost at the point where it stood 35 to the workmen of the kingdom, to wait till next Session before makoilearanyo, while that of Britain has been tripled in the same period. ing a new.law. At the same time, none can reprobate more than we Scutsmar. do, the violent and disgraceful acts which have been perpetrated by CHURCH AND Srate in DaxGER!-We, even we of the Examiner, coinbining workmen in several parts of the country; these guilly and begin to think abiat Church and State are really in danger, when we see, mistaken men have to thank themselves for the ill-will lately excited week aster week, their chief prop=falling about like bricklayer's rubbish. on the subject. But we cannot approve of the haste with which Mr. | The other day, " ARSOLITE JOHN" of Albemarle-street fell into the

Acoursed list of “ convicted” Libellers-convicted, too, for private Home's Act has been condemned without reasonable trial; nor can

slander; and this week his worthy fellow.labourer. and Miss Harriette we admit the propriety of legislating at all against mere combina

Wilson's publisher, ihes his station beside him! Who of the " sacred" tions, unaccoinpanied by violence or intimidation. The masters can

Iribe comes next? The pious and chasle THEODORE, perhaps ; or pernot be prevented by enactments from combining, and therefore in laps the modest and consistent SOUTHEY; or,-though it sliocks one to justice the men ought not. We would have the process for punishing Think of it, one of the lofty BANK ESES! All, too, victims ” to the the violence of workmen very summary and very severe; but surely lauded libel•law of England and “ # Jury of their Conntry!"_Then the masters are more than a match for ihe journeymen in combina- The Whig SCARLETT 100, low he ran riot about base, cold blooded, and tions; and to interfere by law, when the interference must be exclu- scoundrel Publishers-enough 10 rouse even the stones of Albemarle. sively directed against the weaker side is neither just nor prudens streel! What will Mr. BLACKWOOD say--what BENBOW?. legislation.

LONDON UNIVERSITE.-There was a crowded assemblage, on Friday,

at the London Tavern, of persons interested in the establishment of a Without going into the particulars of the Parliamentary exposure of

Metropolitan University, the Lord Muyor in the Chair. Speeches were the notorious Kenrick (which we shall have ample opportunity for delivered by the Chairman, Messrs. Cox, J. SMITH, BROUGHAM THOS. next Session) we shall only observe, that the man's conduct is admit CAMPBELL. 'Rutt, ABERCROMBY, DENMAN, and GURNEY ; by Sir J. ted by Ministers to be grossly improper; and that therefore, if he MACINTOSA, and Lord J. RUSSELL: and the satisfaction evinced by the continues to act as a Magistrate or a Judge, before the investigation be numerous and respeciable hearers, angurs well for the new Establishment, concluded, he will, by that shamelessness alone, prove himself un which will unquestionably be productive of great public benefit. worthy of his commission, and Government will show a shameful dis The Catholics of Ireland have elected a Committee of 21 Gentlemen, regard of what is due to the purity of Justice and the feelings of the

for the inanagement of their political concerns. They are instructed to

consider whether there can be framed, without any violation of the People.

existing law, a permanent body to assist in the conducting or arrangeGENERAL DETEREUX.– We announced, from the English journals, the ment of such p

ment of such portion of Catholic affairs as it may be, by law, permitted' arrival of General Devereux, an Irishnan, who has served with distinc 10 have managed, without resorting to the too frequent holding of aggre. tion under the orders of Bolivar in the war which has just insured the gale meetings, and in particular without in any way infringing on a independence of Colombia. General Devereux was arrested at Rovigo recent statute ? by the Austrian police, and conducted to Venice, wliere lie was shut iip Mr. Meyer's Portrait of Major Cartwright. --Some writer, a few days in the prisoos of the old Ducal Palace. His effects and papers were ago, threw out a sheer in a Morning Paper against the proposal for raise seized, without his being able to obtain any other explanation of the ing á monument to the memory of ilic late Major Cartwright; feariul, morives of his arrest, excepe his being the friend and companion of perhaps, of considering him a great, though the said writer allowed him Bolivar, . General Devereux immediately wrote his Majesty the Em to have been an omjable mau. "We are desirous of at once alarming and peror of Austria a letter, full of firmness, in which lie said that he could gratifying this gentleman; of alarming him, because he will perceive by not suppose that an act of tyranny so odions and so infamous as that the columns of our paper, ihai a monument will actually be raised to the

which had jost been exercised upon him, could have been done by liis memory of the Major; of gratifying him, becanse we are able to inforın $ Majesiy's consent that he was travelling with an American passport. him that, if he looks sharp, he will find by this time, we liope, in soine

and was charged with the interests of a company formed for working the of the print-shops, a Porirais, a very striking likeness, of the amiable gold mines of Colombia, and that if his detention was prolonged, the Major, which we doubt not the writer (from his love of the amiable,) will Austrian Government would become responsible for all the damage be most eager to possess. Major Cartwright, two years before his death, which might result from it. This letter was sent to Milan, where the was prevailed on by a friend who wished to live his portrait, to sit 10 Emperor then was. By the greatest chance in the world, an Italian, Mr. HEVRY METER. an ingenious ani!

Mr. HEVRY METER. an ingenious and well-known artisi. Mr. MEYER wlio had been placed about him to serve as an interpreter, was recognized accordingly made a drawing of the Major, and then engraved it; and it

by him as having long served under his orders in the Colombian army. may be truly said, that the likeness is not more striking than the ! Fifieen days after the arrest of General Devereux the answer was received engraving is excellent. It is the picture of a man, who, in his favourite

from Milao :.jt simply contained the order for his liberation, with an pursuit, combined a inost remarkable firmness of resolve with as remark.. injuoction to quit Venice and Italy in 24 hours. The officer who inable a mildness in his manners; it is, in slort, the picture of an amiable timated this order to him endeavoured to make bin some excuses, tell-man, and somelking more, in a fine green old age. ing him that his arrest had only been a mistake, which ought not to There is an ariicle in the last London Magnzine on the Fine Arts, inspire hin with resentment against the Austrian Government, nor which seems to us exceedingly clever, and we recommend it to the hinder his again coming into Italy. "If ever," answered the General, perusal of boil Artists and Parrojis, The former will leapn by it what * I come again into Jialy whilst the Austrian dominion shall be esta is required from thein by men of taste ; and the latter will find informablished in it, it will only be sword in hand." General Devereux arrived in lion which may assist to strengthen their judymeni. Paris, and set out froin it for London. --Courier Francais.

THE · Lepa."-Soune assert that this picture was not the work of SHERIFFS OF LONDOV,--Mr. Dove having resigned, Messrs. CROWDER Leonardo da Vinci, but that of soine German manufacturer; and we must and KELLY, who liad obtained a great majority of voley, were on Thurs ourselves adgil, that there was something black on the face of it! Ta shy elected Sheriffs.

our tastes, there is a much finer Da Vinci now at the Egyptian-ball Laird COCHRANE has arrived in England, from South America, in aand, we tmderstand that Mr. HoLWELL CARR possesses a still better. Brazilian friggie,- The Duke of NORTHUMBERLAND, 100, has returned from France-lot, we suspect, mich wiser than he went, though perlaps

" NEWSPAPER CHAT". somewhal poorer,- at least in pocket.

USITARIANISKE IN Iydia.-A collection, amouuting to 251. was made That the Unitarian Chapel, Young-street. Charloire-solares, on Sunday . A Brussels Paper states, that Mrs. BECHER, Hale Mixs O'Nent, the

last, jo aid of the funds of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association, celebrnted actress, is now in Haris depriyed of siolit, and is about to an.' A very eloquent sermon was delivered on this occasion by the Reverend dergu au operation for catarach. ii .

i . W. J. Fox of London; from which it appeared, that Unitarian views of REFUSA I To Die - Salvini appears to have been scholar of the most Christianity hare barely found advocaies among the natives of different bookishi aud scholastic descriprion. He was an odd sort of inan," SAN'S parts of nor Indian possessions, of whom the enligbfened Braluinia Rom-Crudeli. ** subject to gross abvences ; and a very grain sloven. His mohou Broy is the most distinguished ; that it is thie, iufrovidn of the beliayieur in lig'lant lour'Wus us odid as #114 'of pris actions in all his Association to aid the efforts of these narises, by contributing to lielite-time before could liave been. Just as die wah cimparting, he cried construction of a chapel, and to the establishment of Unilarian worslip out in a great passion with not tie! I will not die! that's fui." in Calculia, under the auspices of the Reverend William Adam, formerly Spence's Anecdotes. I have beurd a similar story of a comic actor who of Edinburgh; and that for these and other purposas conected with died about twenty years back, ** Die !" said he going to die the mission, liberal subscriptions have been made, and are still making. Here's a jokel-going to die !-Wby, I never heard of such thing!! in various parts of this country and of Amerion.- Edinburgh Times, Notes to Bacehys in Tuscany,

EDUCATION.-An interesting experiment is making at Lindfield in MUDDY BASKES - Mr. Buckingham, when on his travels in the east, Sussex, regarding the instruction of the poor. Some benevolent indi. happened to reinark to Bankes in a jocular way, that he once knew a viduals,conceiving that the labour of children might be made to pay for their man who at the age of sixty had cut a complete set of new teesh. Bankrs, education, have united, and built school-roorns at the abowe named place, who has not the slighie e idea of a joke, immediately sat down and wrote of sufficient capacity for 200 boys and 200 girls. During one part of the a dozen sheels upon the subject. Ile began with Marcus Curius Deo. day (from 9 10 12) the children are to be taught reading, writing, and talls, and Cneius Papirius Carbo, who were born will all their teeth: arithmetic. In the other part (from 2 to 5) the boys will be instructed quoting the cases of Pyrrhus, King of Epirns and Prasius, son of the (in elasses) in agricultural labour, when the weather perinits, and in King of Berlynia, who had only one continued tooth reaching the whole some of ihe most useful mechanical arts; while the girls will be employed length of the jaw : and embracing, in the progress of the discussion, ali in needlework, the duties of the household and dairy, making buller, the opinions that had ever been expressed on the subject, from Galea nelling, straw-plating, and in short every secies of domestic industry down to our days. He showed his paper with great exultation to Mr. that will contribute to make thein valuable servants. Ai tie commence Buckinghiain, who said coolly, afier perusing the trash, * my dear Mr. ment, the parents or friends of each child will pay threepence a week for Bankes, the man I meant was a Cumb-maker !"-Scotsman. its education ; but the projectors of the underlaking are confident that

Political Economy. It is reported that a Regius Professorship of experience will soon confirm their sheory, that the produce of three | Political Economny is about to be established in this University ; at least, hours labour of each child per day will pay the expenses of the establishi

that a recoinmendation to that effect, by several members of the Senatas ment: in which case the weekly charge will aliogelber rease. The

Acadeinicus, has been forwarded to the proper quarter. Mr Macculloch, success of this first experiment of Lindfield will be rapidly followed by

who is so peculiarly qualified by his researches in the science, and by siinilar altempis in other parts of ihe country. It is earnestly to be hoped his siiccess as a teacher of it boils here and in London, is mentioned as it will succeed; for perlaps a more important fact could not be ancer

Ilie intended Professor.---- Edinburgh Times. tained, than that which these philanthropisis seek to demonstrate; ina much as it would remove the only serious obstacle to the education

Irish CHURCA.- Protestant souls must be very precious things in of the labouring classes.

Ireland, if we inny judge by the expense of saving them. About hall a

million of these valuables are looked after by lwenty-two Bishops asi MAHOMETAN BELIEF.-Some of the opinions of the Mahonjelans | 328 «nbordinates, at the stupendous cost of Three Millions of Peunts would shame ihose of many very zealous Christians. They believe that sterling per annnm ! This ghostly Incubus sits upon the breast of prose some are saved of all religions; and that at the day of judgment there

trale Ireland, grinning ineffable derision at all her struggles for freedo.a. shall be erected a fourib banner for suchi lo resort to who never heard of

Hereford Independent. Moses, Jengs, or Muhomel. Assuredly (they argie) there is no malice

Fees! -Scots APPEAL.-John Graham, Esq. W. S. v. The Writers to in the OMNIPOTENT, and he will not damn inen for their involuntary

the Signet. Mr. Graliain being accused of subscribing signet letters not ignorance of his revealed laws, provider they live up to the genuine

written by his own clerk, and of charging less (oh, the wreteb !) these dictates of Nature and Reason, which are the truest standards of Virtue and positive Religion.

the established lees, was ciled before the Society; but having decliner This, we cannot but think, is a far better faith than that of certain Calvinistic Christians, who maintain that children of

appearing, was held confessed, fined, and threatened with silspension

and deprivation if he persevered in breaking the regulations, Mr. even a span long will be found in Hell!

Gahain having refused subenission, an activn of declarator was entered 'A Pagan Atheist,- Dionysius the King of Sicily wns an infidel ofl in the Court of Session. The Court found Mr. Grahain bound to yield the first magnitude, le absolutely maile a pastime of sacrilege, and bedience to the rules, and liable to the penalties inposed and threatened. cracked his jokes aponibe Gods while lie plundered their templos. He The cave having come by appeal before Lord Gitford, lus Lord hip ca pul a woollen garment on the image of Jupiter Olympis, instead of the Monday reversed the judgment of the Court in toto, from which it results goiden robe with which Hiero liad clorhed it, and exco-edibe sacrilege by that the rules of the Sociely cannot be enforced in a Court of Law, bat saying, " Exchange was no Robbery," and that "he consulted the ease Jis cannot fix a miniinun rate of fees, or insist that Signet letters be and health of the god both for suinmer and winter." He plaved the written by the writer's own clerk or apprentices.-Scotsman. barber to the statue of Esculapius, and shaved off his golden beard ; SPRING-GUNS find a few patrons and panegyrists in the House of saving, that since Apollo his father was beardless, it was but goodCommons. They talk of " comparing the quantity of blood shed in manners for the son to be so to." When he came into the temple of consequence of spring guns, with that shed in conflicts between poachers Mars at Syracure, and saw in the god's hand a sword, the hilt of which , and keepers."!.. But here lies the fallacy : Blood is shed by the was sel with diamonds, emeralds, and rubirs, he inade a bow to it, and engines, and in morial conflict between the keepers and poachers, ar the took the sword from the extended arın of the god. asserting " hat he had same time ; the use of the engines has no lendeney to prevent vhe on. presented it la liim; and he should be ungrateful, and indeed impious, Alicis; there is a mutual sympathy between them; they belong to the not to accept the gift!"

same system, and are together essential to its perfection--the perfructii LUTHER.--A Correspondent of the Hereford Independent, remarking

of the barbarous and brutalizing systein of the Game-laws.- Edinburgi upon the panegyric passed upon this sturdy Theologian by the Morning

Times. Chronicle, way*,-"am not aware that other ever actively promoted APPLICTING Circo MSTANCE -Retween William Kelly and teleo any other war, than the fierce warfare of religious controversy. The Henderson a teniler attachinent had sabsisted for years. Both rexided Gospel (said he has always caused disturbances, and blood is nenposary in the parish of Urr, and, little anticipating the calamity that followed for its establishment. Jesus Christ came to send a sword into the midst of they, with joyous hearts, fixed their weddini.duy for Friday week, ibé the world.' Mat. x. Without making any quotations froin the more 10ih instant. On the Thursday preceding, she became indisposed. and. scandalous portions of bis wrillen works, to show how far his writings on some one asking her to lie down, touchingly replied, *. Yes, but in prove him to have been a * gentleman," the usual towers of his sprech, must be in a soft place. for ol! I feel as if I would never rise again." la when addressing the Pope and other Catholio prelates, are-villain, the course of the day she became worse, and a doctor declared thie com thief, iraitor, apostle of the devil, bishop of Sodomites! and the extent of plaint to be of a serious narire. Next morning the wedding-pariy began his charity to them ix, to wish that their bowels were forn ont. that they to assemble; the clergyman al-o arrived ; and then, alas! the house of were cast into the Mediterranean sea, or into the flames, and that they joy was 111rned into the house of mourning. The unhappy bride, whose were hurried away to the devil! This is " gentlemanlike." I may add, -ands of life were well nigh run, was humanely made aware of her sitas that whereas Luther, with all his haired of the Catholics, admirs, that tion; the lieart-broken bridegroom was also wamed that death was in 66 in their religion is to be found all things requisite for salvation," he the cup; and amidst the sobs of all present, they were mutually inter repeatedly devotes to everlasting perdition all those numerous members rogated whether, under sicli an awful dispensation of Providence, the of the reformed religion who refuse to believe in the real presence of the proposed ceremony should proceed or be delayed. A question so trving body of Christ in the sacrament of the altar, of course, including in the was perhaps never put under siunilar circum-iances; and after coinoru. general »weep. his friend Maculloch himself This is charitable," and ning with their own hearts, the bride expressed a wish to closa ber eves * kind-hearted !" He even grounds his own hopes of findinu merev al | as an affectionate wife, the bridegroom to discharge the duty of a sorrit the tribunal of the Great Jurkye, upon his unrelenting opposition to those ing widower. by laying the head of his bersained in the grave. Tiis who reject this article of belief.-- Independently of the above statements, resolution added not a line 10thquony of the scene; the mourolul if we retect that Luther has as-ired the world, not only that he held party approched the correl of the dying woman; the divine favour was frequent conferences with the Devil, but that be learned the most impor, most pailletically invoked amidst many interruptions froin hearts that tant part of his whole Reformation,--the abolition of the mous-from seemed regdy to burst from the bo-ams they agiiated; the bride amor him; if we moreover remember, that he openly authorized the commission grasped the burning handihat was languidly extended in taken af assen of perjury and bigauny : crimes, wirich in christinu and civilized countries the worlliy olergymun pronounced a blessing, and in faltering acsenis are generally visited with the severest punishments of the law rely made those one wlrom in less than twelye lourdeath bad severed and we shall feel neither indignant nor surprised, that a writer so accustoined windered for ever. We cannot dwell on what followed. The everlbat as Mr. Cobbell 10 inake awe of strong language, should have uncere. affection had for a moinent lightened, gradually waxed glazed aud din moniously pronounced, that " Lether was deserving of a halter himself," the bridal bed became the couch of death, and she who bukdavori For my own port. as often as I reflect on the life or writings of the great before had been rejoicing in the prospect of conjugal felioiiv. was Pairiarch of the Reformation, I look in vain. I do not say for the heroic stretched a lifeless but lovely corpse, before many of the wedding paris virtues of a divinely inspired apostle, but for the ordinary integrity of had resolution to tear themselves from a scene so' distressing, - Dumfries an lionest man,!!..

| Courier.

On Wednesday, Mr. Alexander, a Jewish Rabbi, and lale Reader at plained of a combination against him, and declared ibal, here was more the sinagogae in this town, was baprised into the Christian faith at St. in this action than met the eye; that the success of the plaintiff would Andrew's clorch. He is about to go abrond as a Missionary.Woolmer's encourave many similar actions, which, even though the damages Exeter Gazette.-- Let the Apostale be well looked afier.

awarded in each should not be more than a farthing, would effect his A French author, who has recently published a - 'Tour through En-ruin, and he must fall a sacrifice to the combination of wealth and gland," calls plum-pudding, poudin de plomb (lead pudding), and power which he was satisfied was formed against him. He appeared as translates Shakspeare's Winter's Tale into Conte de Mr. Winter. Theile publisher of what the plaintiff was please to designate a false and Minister Pitt, be says, was called Billy, because he introduced so many malicious libel; but he had no hesitation in declaring that the work so bills into Parliament.

designnied was more calculated to advance the cause of moralily than any While some workmen were splitring stoves in the town of Royalion. other work, alcays excepting those of Divine origin, that had ever appeared in this state, la-t week. a live frou was found in the timber, six inches in this country. and which would have a place in the annals of literature, from the outside. The free was perfecily sound, excepring the space oc- rohen other works, not designated libels, would be forgollen. The Memoirs citpied by the frog, which was just wide enough to admit its body. The of Ilarriette Wilson showed modern high life in its privale character, and number of grains between where the frog lay and the bark of the tree is was the duly of the Aullioress 10 give a corrert description of those was thirty. The frog appeared lively, and evinced considerable joy on scenes which she bad witnessed. He agreed with the Poet, iliat" from its release froin confinement, by the free ise of his linbs, which had been iruje life from characters were drawn." Looking at the tendency of the held so long in " durance vile."-- American Paper.

publication to advance honour and moralily. he confidently expected a verdict, and that for the simplest of all reasons, namely, that liere was

nothing to justify a contrary course. He would not for a moment insi. LAW.

noate that ihe plaintiff' was a bad moral character, although he believed

ile habits of the plaintiff and his family to be anything but moral; birt COURT OF KING'S BENCH. .

if he were the most sanctified of human beings, there was nothing in this Friday, July 1.

publication to affect his moral character. On the contrary, the plaintiff' BLONE 0. STOCKDALE—ANOTHER TEACHER OF GREAT MORAL LESSONS!

wa« slated by this publication 10 have done a moral act, and to have This was an action for a libel contained in the Memoirs of Harriette

alempred 10 make an honest woman of one who was living in a state of Wilson, published by the notorious "John Joseph Stockdale, Protestanı

concubinage, and for this act had intercepled the consort derived from and Orange Champion.--Mr. SCARLETT staled ihe case, describing the the poet's assurance plaintiff Blore (a stone-mason) as a married man, wille a family, whose

** In great altempts 'uis glorious even to fuil." character had been defamed in ile above book, as he was ibere falsely

1 The whole libel was 11othing inore than saying, Blore was a cockney, represented as having made a proposal to marry the Sister of llarrielle who, instead of

| who, instead of hitting on 'wral and winegar are wery good wiltels I Wilson, a prostitute, and urged his suit in the following yulgar language! wow, poppe

wow, popped upon a sliay, n wilia, and an orse...! -- Marriage is a serious kind of a thing, and I'wanis no woman for rol The Chrer JUSTICE told the Jury, that it was quite clear this publica. marry me, till she has deterinined to make me an industrious rood wife. I tion was a libel upon the plaintiff, and for whiel be, was epeiled to Notas I should have any objection to your taking a bit of pleasure of a damages. In estimating the damages, the Jury might fairly take into Sunday, and wearing the best of everything: bot, at the wanie lime, we their consideration the defradanı': inode of defence, and the motives mitst stick to the main chance for a few years longer, if ever we wishes by which he was influenced to publieb this libel, , ,!! for to keep our willa, and be raley centrel and respectable. A lucky The Jury, baving deliberated for a few minutes, Jound a verdict for the Narbut what I've got now as coou shav an oss as any man need to plaintiff, damages 3001.The damages were laid at 5001. wish for, and an ouee over my head, full of handsome furnirtise, and plenty of stallers (statues): still I looks forward to better things."

POLICE. Mr. SCARLETT said, " he could conceive no better means of gratifying

MARLBOROUGH-STREET. revenge than to write a work of this maltrre, abounding in private histo Mr. Sparkkall, a dentist, residing in littja Poulteney-street, and Afrs. ries, whether true or false, and interweaving with the narraljve particule Ann Sparkhall, his mother, were lsrought before Mr. Conant, on the fula lars of every individual who might he obnoxious to the author's di-plen. Browsing clearge : The complainant, the wife of the male defendant, stated, sure ; and then to procire a bookseller, who, lor the sake of that profit

that about three years ago she was separafed from torg hushaud, and her which such a work would ensure, would be mean enough, sordid enongh. husband was to pay her 654 per annum Since that period, lier basslaand and callous enough, to send it into the world and put it into dishonour.

had induced her to return home, aad such a change appeared in bis ahle fame. The book in question, the whole of which he had not read.

conduct, that she was induced to give up the dead which scored to her and probably never should read, was entit ed · The Memoirs of Harriette

the annuity. The moment he became possessed or it, he tore off the spals, Wilson, and purported to contain the life of one wio, according to her and beo began to all use her. She flerefore drtermined again to part own avowal, was no other than a common prostitute. Of course, such a from him, and bad com un need removing some of her wearing apparel and person, wliether the character was asuined or not, would be perfectly l jewellery, when he fureed berinto ao upper room, locked the door, and indifferent to any censure which might attacli to herself in the course of

nailed boards ncross the window. Boch dr-fondants preveuted her finn her real or prelended disclosures. In his opinion, ihe author of a libel,

calliog assistance, and told her she would probably be confined for life. who was actuated by reseniment of imagined wrong, I bough he commit.

They also required lier to write to bar friends, and inform their but she tid an offence, and though he intlicted an injury, had, in a moral point

bad gone into a distant part of the country. One day, does husband forint of view, more clain to some allowance ihan the base, the cold-hearted, the

to fasten the door, and slie seized the opportunity to take her escape. calculating Scoundrel, who played on the passions of the irritated only to

Mr Spark hall snill, his wife was in the habit of robbinge limi, and be load put uoney in bis, purse, If the wretched bring who was represented as

coofiard her sill slie had discovered the place where she concealed his ihe author of this work, in the depili of wretchedness to which her conduct naturally led, wrote this work, he would deem even her less infainous

properly -Mrs. Sparkhalı said she acted as ganlar, by her sou's desire. than the bookseller who coolly shared the profits of ber desperation.

Mr COYANT Commented on the defendants' suferliug conduet, add ordered What distress might this publication caure to the family and i be friends

them to find bail to answer the charge at the sessions. , respectable tradesinan, haupy in the privacy of domestic

ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c. life? What must his sons and daughters think of their father? What must his wife think, with whom he had lived in comfort for more than

The other evening, while Mr. Jeffrey O'Couw-ll, of the Custom bonse, 30 years, if she could believe for a moinent that he was capable of pre

was olighting froin a stage-coach, his first slipped, which caused him to frrring the embraces of a gaudy mistress to the ebaste, Ibe tender, the

fall, by which he burt one of his fingris severely, and he was srized with dignified, the sanctioned love of an affectionate wife? Such was the

a stupor whiclo rrudered him incapable of walking. He was conveyed 11 niture of the libel; and who was the libeller? A man who had made

to his residence in Jerusalem row, Lubeth, where he shortly afier diell, thousands by ihe sale of this scandalous work; besides the inoney

having previously to tlor accident the appearance of good health. This which he had probably received from other sources connected with gentleman was first cousin to Councellor O'Counell. klanders. Who would not believe that he who was capable of

During the eavalty 'resiew ou Torsdav, at Hounslow Heath, one of the publishing is, was capable also of using it as a means of extorting men belonging to the Royal Audrey was killed by the falling of his horse. money! and he should like to know how many persons had received Corporal Forge, of the First Regiment of Life Guards, and the Serje:unta private intiination that they would be exposed inless they paid, and Major of the Seventh Hussars, both felluring the elvaryrs. They were who averied a libel by a suin of money! He was justified in supposing removed to the Barrack Hospital. Corporal Forre's horse frullin'the sune dnie possible because there was no baseness, no crime, of which the below where a private of the name of Worthington Wind falled during the pablishes of such a work was got capable, when he found himself ob: Field day on Friday week, by which accident his righi thiyb was broken. noxions to the detestation of all mankind, and desired only to increase DBATH OF Isaac Levy, EsQ -An inquest was held on Thursday, at.. his store. Snch, then, was be wrong of which Mr. Blore com lained ; | Haupinerseithi, on the body of Isaac Levy, Esg aged 60 pars, stockand there was a redly no merit in the defendant which conid induce broker.-The deceased accumpamírd by liis lady, son, and other friends the Jury to abale a farthiity froin the full extent of ibal damage to which had provided themselves with a barouche and four, for the purpispofa the plaintiff was egtitled "

witnessing the Grand Review on Hounslow Heath: "The party kad prout Afier evidence lad been adduced,

corded as far as the Hamgiersmith, sond, when the deceased cuiuplained of Mr. STOCKDALE delended himself from a written paper. He com being iodisposed in his stomach. A small portion of brandy.mid water'

was given him, which seemed to revive hiin. They went on as far as the ' HYDROPHOBIA.-On Tuesday an inqnest was lield at the London Red Cow, when the deceased got out of the carriage, and walked into the Hospital, on the body of William Chamberlain, aged about 17 years, wbo parlomr, still complaining. His son sent for Mr. Dews :1p, of Hammer died of this inost distressing malady. It appeared that the deceased, so smith, who deposed as follows:-On Tuesday I attended the deceased ; long ayo as the 3d of April, had occasion to go to Slepney, and on his he was complaining of great pain in his chest ; I gave him some medicine return was followed by a dog, which few at and bit him in the hand. The from which he appeared much heller, and I desired him to remaio quiet. parents of the young man, wlio live in St. Catherine's, took him to a I then quitted the house, but in less than half an hour I was sent for again. surgeon, and his hand was dressed. The surgeon ajuplied caustic and I tben found him Iging in bed on his back, and he expired just as lolher remedies in a short time the deceased got apparently well, and entered the apartment. I believe his denth was occasioned by an affusion went to his work. On Wednesday week lie began to complain of pain in of water in ihe chest and heart.- Verdict -“ Died by the visitation of his chest and lighs, and continued to get worse till Saturday. The deGod.”

ceased became excredingly unwell. He then went to the hospital, where A SNUGGLER Shot,-Erfects of Hiru DOTIESOn Toesday se'n. he continued to linger in the greatest agonies till Sunday, wien he died. night, as a party of six smigglers were proceeding about two miles from A medical gentleinan described the treatment of the deceased while in the Bagnor, they were stopped by Lieut. Nownloam and his party. A power. hospital, and expressed liis opinion most decidedly that hydrophobia was ful fellow named Charles Horn attacked the Lieutenant, whoin he knocked the cause of the death of the unfortunate deceased; in which opinion the down. The latter recovering hiinsell, seized lis antagonist, and threatened Jurv'acquiesced, and returned a verdict to that effect. Will noi all these to fire if he made any resistance. The smuggler instantly swatched aawfoil catastrophes cause some effectual steps to be taken to present dogo srcond pistol from the Lieutenant, but before he had time to cock is, the roving about the strerts? Lieutenant fired at the sinuggler, who fell dead at his fret. The other EXECUTION OF DONN AND Gore por BURGLARY.-Dann, although five were taken ; but one of thein is covered with, wounds, anid not ex. very young, was the chief member of a gang of thieves in Westminster. pected 10 survive. He has left a widow and five children. Lieutenant A few minutes before eight on Monday morning, Dunn was introduced Newnham is seriously injured. The whole of the men taken hare large from his cell ly the Ordinary. His youthful appearance excited general families,-one of them eight children.

interest, and his diminutive size (only fire feet) made him appear a comJUVENILE SUICIDE.-One day last week, a little boy in the employ of a plete boy. Mr. Brown asked him how he found himself? He replied, farmer in the neighbourhood of Jump, put an end to lois existence by Templatically, “Very well, I thank you, Sir; I am happy !" "I am throwing himself into a well. The conduct of this unfortunate linde happy," was delivered with such energy, that it was remarked by all fellow was extraordinary for some time previous. Upon several occasions persons present. Goff vras then handed in. All being completed, Mr. he has threatened personal violence to himself. Not long since, lie set Sheriff Brown told them loe loped they would be happy. Both ile culprits about the lingering process of starving himself to death, which he would thanked the Sheriff for his kindness, and proceeded to the scaffold. Haring bare accomplished, but for almost forced administration of food. At arrived at the steps leading to the gallows, Dunn ran up the steps two at another time, he was prepared with a stable.prong, to end his real or ima. In time, and slond firmly whilst the executioner was ariljusting The rope. ginary sufferings. These occurrences were treated as cunning designs The executioner having put the cap on bois head, he said, “ Lrt me Inok at to nroid chastisement or a wholesome share in the husbandry offices of his 'runs long as I can" (meaning the people), and the cap was not iinideemployer. On the day previous to his demnise, he was grnt on an errand : diately drawn over his eyes. He then looked about him, and nodded to night returned, but not the messenger. Next day the boy was discovered several in the crowd ; at length his eye met that of a female with whom concealed among the cabbages in his master's cariten: he received gentle be bad cohabilrd, who stood with tree nihers immediately uodes the ulat. admonition, and bad held out to him the prospect of greater from his form ; he nodded to ber, and exclaimed in a loud roice, “ Thank God, I father. He was ordered to wash himself for dinner, and retired for the am going to a better place." At the saine moment the female gave a lood purpose : not appearing at table, search was made, when his body, doubled shriek, which seemed to produce a smile on his countenance. Goff next up, was found in the place described.-Woolmer's Exeter Gazelle. ascended the dreadful engine with the same hardihood as his fellow-sufDESPERATE Suicide-On Tuesday, an inquisition was oaken at the

ferer Om taking his station next liin, they both shuak hauds willa Mr. Kole-in-the-Wall, in Flert-streci, upon the body of Charles Craroley, who

Colton and Mr. Baker, with whom they prayed vers lerreutly, whep in enmmitted suicide, hy siahling liimself to the heart, on Sunday night —

the midst of in the drop fell, and they were plonged into eternity. From * Ann Diana Cox said, she lodged at the house of Mr. Ruff, in Hino court

the two culprits being so extremely light, the full produced strong con The deceased was employed in the house as a inan-inointer. He paid his

vulsions. addresses to Miss Harriet Owen (Mr. Ruff's sister.) Witness did not

Love AND MURDER A Louglirea, on Wednesday week, a soldier, know exactly how long the attachment had existed, but she knew that

after carefully securing the door of the house in which he luged, patá. Miss Owen was not acquainted with the drcensed until since he had

pistol 10 his landlady's head and blew out her brains. He then årlibé worked for Mr. Ruff. On Sunday evening the deceased and Miss (won

rately londed it again and terininated his own life. The reason assigned remained in her room until fire minutes before twelve, when they went

for the deed is n passion which he conceived for the woman soine years into another, where they had not been long, when witores was alarmned lov

ago, but which she relused to gratily. Miss Owen calling out, “ For God's sake onine berr-Crawley says he'll

On Friday is a butcher, belonging (we are ashamed to say) to this city, cut his throat.” Witness rushed ont, and saw lle deceased running down

wa's driving iwo sheep through the streets, he heat one of them so shame. stairs. She followed bim down into a ronio, endeavonring to take holil of

fully that the poor animal's blood few upou the walls, and open the clothes

of ihe passengers; and not willistanding the interposition of the bye. bir coat to prevent hin from doing mischier. She had nearly succeeded,

standers, he continued his brutal barbarily till the poor animal expired when he pushed a tob from the table, and she fell over it. Arihis moment

upon the spot! Some gentlemen who were passing at the time, inino he snatched up a long knife, and stabbed himself. He then ran to ship door where Miss Owen was standing, and, in huitoning his waistooat, and

diately procured a warrant for his apprehension ; and his examination with showing a woond in his breast, from which the blood was gushiny, said

take place on Monday - Hereford Independent. “ You see I have done in Ishall die for you." He then slipped down

BIRTI. on ihe stairs exhausted. Mr. Wray, a surgeon, was sent for. His assistant

On the 13th ult. at Langley Park, the wife of Joha Barnet, mason, vas safely came, and afterwards Mr. Wray, but he iras ilien deal!. Miss Owen delivered of three daughters, who, with the mother, are all doing well. worked in the house as a colourer of maps and charts. She was about 30 The deceased a hout 28. The decegsed was very ninch given to drinking,

MARRIED, and was excessively irritable. He sermoed in have been drinking on

At Thorney Abbey, on the 28th ult, the Rer. Harry Sunith, M.A, to Aun,

youngest daughter of the late John Wing, Esq. Sunday night, but not much. He bebaveil rory coolly in Miss Owen on

On Toesday, Raikes Currie, Esq. to Laura Sophia, eldest daughter of the that evening, but was jncular enongh with witness and the other young Hon. John Wodehouse, M.P. women.-Mr. Adams, a publican, and bis brother, who were related hy

On Thursday, John Fontaine, Esq. to Marian Catherine, daughter of the late

Williain Ilodges, Esq. R.A. marriage to the deceased, stated that he had been an habitual drunkard

On the oth wlt. Mr. L. Israel, of Dalby-terrace, to And, third daughter of the from his earliest youth. Even when only twelve years of age he was re- late Mr. M. Levy, of Great Prescott-street. peatedly mail runk, and was obliged to be put into confinement to prevent him from doing mischief to his father and family. He had been twice

DIED.

Al Ramsgate, on the 27th ult. in the 22d year of he fited out for the West Indies, and showed great ability in the manufacture

Henry John Adeane, Esg. of Babraham, Cainbridge. of mom and sugar, hat bis predilection for drink deprived him of his situa. On the 91st of June, at Little Neston, Cheshire, Thoinas Cottingham, Esq. tion on both occasions. Miss Oweu sinted, that ihe deceased was very aged 79 years. tipsy on Saturday. He pressrel liee'very mach ta on immediate marriage,

On the 27th ult. Henry Malcolm, af Clapham, Surrey, in the pud year of his

consequence of a shore Winess, caused by misplaced affections on a but she told him. she would not consent until he altered love eaurse. He was

public singer of mich notoriety, who is now on the eve of marriage to anotber. always irritable when she grave him a denial. There was nothing partionlar -- Drily paper, passed between them on Sunday evening, except her refusal to give a de. On the Run Churchill. Mrs. Ozen, aged 61, relict of the late George cisive answer until lie reformed.-Mr. Wray's assistant deposed to the

Ozon, Esq. of Barrington. For the last four years, she had laboured under

abdominal dropsy, underwent the operation of tapping one hundred and sir nature of the wound. The left ventricle of the heart was penetrated, and tinats, and has the astonishing quantity of one thousand and forty-eight quarts ne human aid could have saved the deceased The Jury returned a of water drawn off. The operations were performed by Mr. Parker, surgeon, at

Cross-Hereford Independent. verdict, 46 That the deceased destroyed himself in Qat of temporary At Montreal, on the 19th of May, Charles Lusiniani, Esq, aged 108 yours and derangement,

[ 7 months, "He married wbon 70, and had six children.

SIC VICO

THE CHANCELLOR.

House, when the character and conduct of a brother MagisUpon any declaration which the Lord Chancellor may make trate are in question ; for there is no doubt that three-fourths in a certain illustrious assembly, we offer no codiment: but of that assembly are in the commission of the peace. Even we are not precluded from criticising his conversation in other supposing that the reason alluded to bad no force in pro. places, and before other people, inerely because it happens to ducing his acquittal, it is as clear as the light that Ministers agree with his public declaration. His Lordship, then, assures were determined to screen him. Mr. Canning, Mr. Peels every one that he only retains his place from a spirit of op- | Mr. Wynne, and Dr. Phillimore, combined all their efforts, position to those by whom he is assailed. If he had been all their influence, to save this person from the effects which treated with cominon justice, he should probably not now have must have resulted from a serious perseverance in inquiry : been Chancellor, let him only be treated with common justice, had he even been a relation of their own, they could not aud in five minutes his place should be at any body's disposal. have laboured more assiduously, nor have resorted to morë Magnanimous motive of action in a Christian Magistrate, the paltry special pleading. They could not indeed deny that first in the realm after the King! If, indeed, by this his per- the accused party had acted with great intemperance, that tinacious adherence to office, his Lordship could convince the his conduct would not bear the ióvestigation of a Court of public or his enemies that their charges are ill-founded—that Justice, and consequently that it had been illegal : but then they wrong him and his Court by their dissatisfaction let they artfully referred us for redress to a common Law-court, him continue there till that conversion is worked. But if, as if the petition presented to the House of Commong was the longer the Court is conducted upon its present principles, merely in the nature of an application for specific damages. the discontent cannot but increase, what object to himself or This was a mere evasion of the question. Canfor had already to the justice of the country does he propose to effect by his had his damages, or something in the shape of them, against boasted disregard of the call for retirement? Whom, indeed, Kenrick for a breach of justice, and this trespass had cost can he convince, by his continuance in office, that his services the Magistrate nearly 2001. Canfor therefore wanted no in that station are beneficial to the country? Can he convince further redress on that score; but hearing that Franks had Sir Samuel Romilly, who is now no more, and died with the been so shamefully treated by the same Magistrate, and that conviction the very reverse of that which his Lordship would his case was likely to be soon brought before Parliament, he wish to impress on our minds? The scason for convincing stepped forward, with a view to public justice, to add his per. him, at least, is passed. And has not even one of his Lord-sonal testimony that the party accused was unworthy, for the ship's colleagues in office, the Home Secretary, repeatedly reasons stated in his petition, to be continued any longer in avowed his opinion that the Court of Chancery needs reform ; either of his important offices. Of the facts stated in that that Court which has now been for five-and-twenty years under petition, he no doubt flattered himself that the House would, his Lordship's dominion, and which must have admitted of in its legislative capacity, take a large and comprehensive auy modification which he had proposed ?

view, not limiting itself to the mere fact of Canfor and his Throughout the whole of his Lordship's conversation, there fleece, but judging how far a man exhibiting such a wonderis nothing but self, self, self predominating. He says, had ful ignorance or contempt of the Law, was worthy of adminibe been treated in a manner which he calls common justice, stering it in two of its most important situations. If the his situation would have been vacant long ago! Long ago, House had condescended to hear the case of Franks, they then, an arrangement in the Law offices beneficial to the in- would indeed have found it extremely difficult to avoid coming. terests of the country might have been made (or of course his to a decision extremely different to that which they have now Lordship would not then have resigned); and he neglected adopted. That case alone, had it been fully substantiated, that opportunity, because he, forsooth, was not treated with contained in itself all that can be described or conceived, that what he thought common justice because he was slandered, should render a man unfit for the exercise of magisterial, and calumoiated, and his legal gains exaggerated : and even now much more of the judicial office. Of this circumstance, the at this moment, treat him with but common justice, and in worthy phalanx of defence seemed perfectly aware ; and five minutes his place may be at any body's disposal. What I therefore with the nicest sensibility of feeling they avoided an intrepid indifference to the service of the Crown is here touching it.--No-Canfor's case was quite sufficient-that announced, and even blazoned ! His relinquishment of office indeed might have gone to a Law-court-it was not worthy in fire minutes, he of course thinks would be serviceable to the attention of the House of Commons, and it was their the country; and yet he retains his office, because the public opinion that it need not farther be proeeeded with. And thus will not think or speak of him as in his opinion he deserves. ends the inquiry ; at least, so flatters himself Mr. Kenrick, Upon this system of acting, he must retain office till the hand and so think his protectors. But there is a tribunal, far of nature closes his eyes; because the means which he pursues superior to the bar of the House of Commons; and before have no analogy whatever to the object proposed. His re- that tribunal the question is by no means set at rest. The maining Chancellor with an uoreformed Court of Chancery. I parties composing that tribunal are numerous and important; has po tendency to convince the nation that he has been and before them, the question is still agitated, and will be 'so, wronged. On the contrary, the nation is more likely to feel as long as Mr. Kenrick shall continue in the administration his loss, and do tardy justice to his merit after his retirement :of public justice. But under his present circumstances will and a bigh-spirited man, unjustly charged, would naturally do he indeed continue long in either of his high offices? Will all in his power to accelerate the moment of his trial and ac

be not act inore in consonance with public opinion, with the quittal at the public bar, that he might enjoy whatever re-approbation of his brother-magistrates even of Surrey, with mained to him of life in dignified tranquillity and honour.

the dictates of his own sober reflection, to retire from them gracefully and voluntarily? He has now vindicated his

charactet, so far as a resolution of the House of Commons to MR. KENRICK.

inquire no further into the subject, can vindicate it: he is The case of Mr. Kenrick has completely terminated. The permitted to re-instate himself as a Justice of Peace and a Honourable House did not think it worth while to hear any Judge; and having thus dearly absolved himself from all further evidence relative to the conduct of that Gentleman, accusations, having thus unequivocally established his reputaand he is again let loose upon the public as a Magistrate and tion for moderation, wisdom, and clemency, let him withdraw a Judge. So much for inquiries before the Honourable, himself from the public admiration, with grace and dignity!

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