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“SIR-I have read with horror and disgust the trial of We cannot at all understand the conduct of the Court on Samuel Hillier, at Northampton, for stabbing a child ; the trial of Samuel Hillier, who was indicted at the North- although, from what we had before read and seen of Mr. anpton Assizes for wounding Susannah Curman, a child. Justice Park, I confess I was not surprised. It is surely We do not say that the case made out against the prisoner abominable that bigotry or fanaticism should be allowed thus was by any means complete, but we will contend that men to interfere with the sacred administration of justice. I look have been hung within the year on much slighter evidence; to The Morning Chronicle, which is constantly affording the and the point to which we would draw attention is, the in- ! public the most valuable information on judicial subjects, for terference on the part of the Court preventing the production an investigation of this case ; being anxious to know whether of evidence which might have been important. Some child, / a Judge be warranted in privately examining witnesses or children, who inight have thrown light on the affuir, did (young children) before they come into Court,' and preventnot appear as witnesses on the trial-a circumstance which ing their appearance,' . because they bad not learnt, bis Mr. Justice Park thus expleined in his address to the Jury : Catechism and prayers—' forbidding their examination,
“ It might occasion considerable surprise to the Jury, that either by the Grand or Petit Jury. Let us knov, Sir, it, none of the children had been called in evidence, but it was when our children are stabbed by any randering ruffian, he himself who had prevented their appearance. He had privately is to escape with impunity, because a fanatical Judge will examined them before coming into Court. The unfortunate not allow their artless tale to be heard, unless he deems thein child who had been so cruelly used, was too young to give duly schooled in the dogmas of his Church. evidence in a Court of Justice. As to the other child that
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LUNACY. .. moral, religious, or intellectual instruction. She had never A Return to an Order of the House of Commons, of Lunatic been within any church, and was ignorant of prayers, and of Houses within the Bills of Mortality, and County of Middleses, everything which could give any validity to an oath. He and of the number of Lunatics contained therein, from 1813 had, therefore, prevented her appearance before the Grand to 1824, has just been distributed.-In 1813, the number of Jury, and had forbidden her evidence being taken before the Lunatics contained in 33 houses was 1,385. In 1824, the Petit Jury." This may be all very true, but the same disco. number contained in 47 houses, was 1,761. very of incompetence of the witness might have been made It is very generally believed, that the number of lunatics in in open Court; and we object to the Judge's entering into this country has increased in a much greater ratio than that any private examination of a witness before trial-the possi- of the increase of the population. This we are much inclined ble mischiefs of such a practice, and the evil tendency of it to doubt, as excesses in drinking, one great cause of insanity, are so obvious, that it were a waste of time to comment on are less frequent than formerly. The above Return, however, them. On the trial of Thurtell, Justice Park contended most throws little light on the subject ; for, in the first place, it is vehemently that a Judge ought to know no more of a case only from one district; and, in the next place, the Commisthan he can learn from the depositions, and from the pro- sioners under the Act for regulating mad-houses, who make ceedings in open Court; the less, therefore, he confers with the Return,“ have no authority to call for returns from hosa witness in private, before trial, the better. Such a pro- pitals, from parish work or poor-houses, or gaols, in Great ceeding is at least likely to give rise to remarks, and possibly Britain, or any part thereof." The persons confined in mad. idle suspicions, that it is wisdom to avoid. Every one knows, houses may be considered too as belonging exclusively to the usque ad nauseam, the trite simile of Justice and Cæsar's wife. higher and middle ranks, though of course a great proportion With regard to the objection which Sir James Park took to of the person's in the mad-houses of the metropolis must be the competence of the witness in this particular case, it must from all parts of the kingdom. be observed that he is very apt (from an excess of zeal, no A Return was made by the Parochial Clergy of Scotland doubt) to carry the strictness of a Sunday School examina- a few years ago, of the Lunatics in that country. The number, tion into Court ; and on the Church Catechism, we are cre- we remember, was somewhat above 700. This for two mildibly inforined that few, very few children are a match for lions of people is greatly below the English population ; but Mr. Justice Park. Some time ago, finding a child of tender the Scotch are very charitable in their notions respecting sayears, not so ready in its answers as became it, he remanded nity, and allow many persons to be at large who would inthe prisoner, affected by its evidence, till the next Assizes, stantly be confined in England. In the case of the succession directing that the child should meanwhile be better instructed of Frank, of Boughtrig, it was decided by the Court of Session in the catechism, and that object having been attained, the that he was compus mentis, his landlady swore that he answered testimony was considered as cured of its imperfection, and his door, in his shirt, with a pistol in his hand, and would received accordingly.
remain silent for three days in his room, occupied all the time The verdict of the Jury who tried Hillier, seems to us in spitting against the wall. And a Mr. Boswell, a very rich about as extraordinary as the proceedings of the Judge; they landholder, who died lately, used to lock up his servants and found him guilty of stabbing the child, and acquitted him of dogs in a well-barricadoed room, in order to try which would the intention, which is commonly supposed to be indicated by be longest patient under hunger. If, therefore, the Scotch stabbing, namely, to murder, or to do some bodily harm. and English could agree upon a common definition, we suppose We could scarcely have supposed such fatuity possible.-- the proportion would be pretty much the same. To show how Chronicle.
little reliance is to be placed in opinions on this subject, not Since writing the above (adds the Chronicle), we have founded on actual investigation, we may notice the statement received the following feeling and sensible letter on the sub- of the late Dr. Walker, Professor of Natural History in the ject. We may add that we are informed, from various University of Edinburgh, in his “ Natural History of the quarters, that the report everywhere excited a feeling which Highlanders,” that ipsanity was unknown among them, while we dare not characterize.
it appears, from the Parochial Reports, that there were proOn a future day we shall enter on the consideration of the portionally just as many insane Highlanders as Lowlanders. interesting question of competency of witnesses.
In an article on the Evangelical Sects, in The Quarterly
Review, for 1810, it is more than insinuated that Metliodism sions into the interior of the Morea. He seems to wait the has caused an increase of madness in this country. “What arrival of the army of Redchid Pacha, which is in Levadia a doctrine is this (says the writer) that none can be saved and Etolia.-The Greeks are extremely active. They are unless they feel an assurance of salvation ! Jonathan Reeves concentrating their forces to make head against the storm. indeed, and the other “vilest of sinners' who like' biin hiave We expect that we shail hear very important news. . not only a saving faith but a saving opinion of themselves at TRIESTE, JULY 1.-Accounts from Corfu of the 21st June, the bottom of their lip humility, muy be lucky enough to feel say, that several vessels had arrived there from Calamata, this assurance; but what is to become of those whose under- Napoli, and Missolonghi, with news to the 18th June. Sacstanding is too strong, or wliose imagination is too weak, to touny united with Miaules before Suda, and is stated to have render them capable of this assurance, and who are yet per- made an attack on the Captain Pacha's fleet, which had suaded that without it their souls inust perislı everlastingly? | taken refuge there, and burnt five more of his largest ships. It is not without good cause then, that · John and Jane Beal Miaules, in his report to the Government, expresses a hope beg leave to inform the public in general, and the lovers of that in two months no Turkish ships will be able to oppose religion in particular, that they have opened a commodious the Greeks. The reports sent from General Goura from house for the reception of insane persons whose friends think Salona are still more important. It is known that the Pliassa they have had sufficient trial of medicines, and who will be Pacha had occupied Salona with 6,000 men. Goura, who allowed every religious privilege consistent with their safety.' had cut off all his supplies, had obliged him, after a general That the increase of religious madness is occasioned by, and defeat on the 8th of June, to surrender. commensurate with, the increase of Methodism, is a fact Goura revoked the capitulation made with him, because the which inay be verified at Bedlam. Todeed, the yearly cove- Turks, contrary to their promise, had massacred the Greeks nant with God, which Wesley borrowed from the old Calvinists, taken prisoners on their entering Solona. It seems that Goura, is peculiarly fit to produce the dreadful effect.” Fanaticism is when he was certain that this was the case, gave full scope to no doubt a great evil in a country ; but we do not wish to his vengeance, and caused all the Turks taken prisoners at charge it with more than what in fairness ought to be placed Salona to be put to the sword. These accounts are consito its account. We do not believe that Methodism has led dered at Napoli to be authentic; many add that the army of to an increase of madness; we are inclined to beliere on the Redchid, before Missolonghi, suffers dreadfully for want of contrary, that as drunkenness is perhaps the chief cause of provisions, and will probably be now obliged to retreat, espeinsanity, and as Methodisin, though it may have interdicted cially as Goura, after taking Salona, advanced towards itz votaries from many innocent enjoyments, has undoubtedly | Heromero, and was in their rear. Ibrahim Pacha had adled every where to carefulness and sobriety, it must also have vanced into Arabia; but, according to the latest accounts, had a tendency to diminish insanity. This, however, is mere he is at Nissi, entirely surrounded by the Greeks. The opinion, unsupported by any positive data. We know well Greek Chronicle of Missolonghi, No. 44, confirms the above enough, that there are numbers of people in this country re- news from Salona ; six ships of war, and five fire-ships had ligiously mad, but we question if religiou be the cause of the arrived off Missolonghi to prevent any supplies reaching madness, though as religion is an agitating subject, it is Redschid Pacha by sea.- Allgemeine Zeitung, July 10. natural that a number of insane persons should be occupied ! BRUSSELS,JULY 15.-Yesterday concluded the fetes given with it. We know, however, that this opinion will appear by the city on occasion of the marriage of Prince Frederick. paradoxical to many, and it must be owned that appearances are often against it. For instance, in a late report of a Coro- The East India Company's ship Layton arrived off the ner's Iuquest, of a melancholy case of suicide, the father of Wight the 14th inst. She left Bencoolen the 27th March, the deceased stated, that “ his derangement was attributed to l avd St.' Helena the 25th May. The General Hewitt arrived a religious mania that was prevalent at the time in Hereford, at St. Helena tle 24th May, and was expected to sail for and which affected the heads of several others, so as to pro England on the 28th May. The Boyne had also arrived at duce insanity."- Morning Chronicle.
St. Helena, and was expected to sail for England in company with the General Hewitt.
We have received a file of New York and Boston Papers to POSTSCRIPT.
the 19th ult. -Their contents have little political interest. A MONDAY, JULY 18.
Boston paper of the 16th of June notices the arrival of Mr.
Poinsett, the American Minister, at Vera Cruz, where he was We received last night Brussels and German Papers, from
received with great attention. The abolition of all titles of which the following are extracts :
| Nobility, Knighthood, &c. by the Sovereign Congress of CORFU,JUNE 21.-The Captain Pacha, after meeting with mauy difficulties, has succeeded in joining the Egyptian
Mexico, is also mentioned in the Boston Papers.
During the recent stay of the Navy Board at this Docksquadron of Hassein Bey, and, in consequence of the autho
yard, his Majesty's ship Bellerophon (lately called the sity given him by the Sultan, has assumed the chief command of the two fleets.
Waterloo) was subjected to a most minute and rigorous exThe Turkish squadron has entered three different ports of the Isle of Candia. None of the ships are
amination, in order to ascertain beyond all possible doubt, at Suda, which is reserved for the Egyptian vessels only.
whether or not there were any reasonable grounds for the The Captain Pacha has, however, been to Juda, to confer
alarm which had been excited, by representations made in
Parliament, and in some of the public journals, as to her with Hassein Bey on their further operations
materials being in a state of decay. Probably no ship ever A new expedition to the coast of the Morea is spoken of,
before underwent so thorough and trying a scrutiny-in the but as most of the Turkish ships are in great want of repair,
int of repair; I progress of which not any part of the vast fabric was left unthe expedition will probably be delayed. Miaules has raised
explored; and we have the satisfaction to state that, after the the blockade of Suda, which excites surprise, as he has re- use of every means by which decay, if it existed, must have ceived reinforcements from Hydra, and Sactouny's squadron been detected, not a single vestige, or even symptom of has joined his.
deterioration, was discovered throughout the ship. We may Since the capitulation of Navarino, Ibraham Pacha has safely leave our readers to draw their own inference as to the been rather inactive, only his cavalry makes occasional incur- credit to be given to the evil reports so industriously circulated
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