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OPPRESSIONS UNDER THE EXCISE LAWS. eyes, and publicly weeping and wailing do we see in our Theatres on the

slightest provocation. We say nothing of fits and fainting, and the TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER.

| burning of feathers, and the bawling for water. We fearlessly challenge SIR,-There are circumstances attached to the case of one of the

any reasonable man who is dissatisfied with the degree of weeping at individuals (the Auctioneer) alluded to in the letter of VERITAS, which

Plays, to go to a sentimental Comedy, and we will pay his admission appeared in your last publication, peculiarly interesting to every bosom

money if he do not cry, hold enough. The last time that we were which has not wholly discarded the influences of humanity. At the

washed out of a Theatre was at the first representation of Clari. FAWCETT time on which the auction duty of between 4 and 51. became due from

plays in this piece the part of a forlorn parent, and appears in great grief, him to the Excise, his circumstances were deeply embarrassed, and in

and extremely wide breeches; the moment the audience fixed their short, he was obliged to surrender to a prison, leaving his wife and

eyes on this Dutch equipment, they clapped their hands to their handfamily wholly unprovided for. Whilst in the prison he wrote to the

kerchiefs with one accord (that being the first motion in the platoon Boards of Treasury and Excise, stating to them fully and respectfully,

my exercise of sympathy), for it struck them instantly that the large size of his inability to pay “ at present " the auction duty in question, and imploring of them to allow him time to discharge the same, expressing I derstand that the breeches bad once fitted this unhappy parent, but that

on outy in quesuon, and the small clothes was not without a meaning, and that they were to walso his determination so to do the instant he could. To these suppli- he had been melted down from a superior bulk by the force of sorrow cations no reply was received for a considerable time, and the supplicant in fact, this garment seemed to speak a whole history of woe and wasting, was forced by his other obligations to take what is called the benefit of:

and every hand went into the coat-pocket or the reticule, when it wa the Insolvent Act. No sooner had he gone through this ordeal, than he

walked on the stage. The handkerchief, we need not explain, is the received the positive refusal of the above public authorities either to

flag of humanity, and whenever people desire to show tokens of this grant his request, or otherwise to interfere for him. An information was

virtue they hoist this ensigo at the peak of the nose, which is as plains now brought against him suing for the penalty of 501. for “ not having

not having signal of distress as a ship's flag in the shrouds. These preparations el returned the sale, and paid the auction duty thereon,” notwithstanding that he had previously'informed the Treasury and Excise Boards, and disturbance that are sure to follow

ways fill us with alarm, not only because we well know the rout and the Collector of Excise, of the imperative cause of that delay, his great requisition for the services of gentlemen, and the screaming and kicking

the draughts of open box doors, the distress and utter insufficiency then to pay the duty, and assured them

in the passages and lobbies, but also as from a natural infirmity we all of his anxiety to discharge it under an extension of time. He had

cannot weep-barring onions, or the death of kings-at the rate of more now just come out of prison shorn of his last shilling, when this prose

than a moderately-sized thimble full an hour, and are, therefore, en cution (if a fitter word cannot be found) for the penalty of 501. was

these occasions, looked upon with disgust by our near neighbours, sa instituted against him. To describe the shock produced' on his mind

men possessed of the hearts of cherries, which we need not say so immedand body by this event, he states, is impossible, and confesses that suicide

ately after the fruit season, are stones. For these reasons, when we sam frequently occurred to him as the only antidote for this desperate afflic

the effect which Fawcett's exceeding wide breeches had taken on the tion, but which he now gratefully acknowledges was happily counteracted

house at the first representation of Clari, we took fright; but when he by his reflections on the hapless and destitute situation of his wife and

wife pressed him to sit down to breakfast, and he expressed . decided

indifference to tea and toast, on the score of grief, ye Gods, what an uni At length the case is brought before the Magistrates. He narrates to

versal melting-what a sobbing and snivelling followed! There was them also the whole circumstances of the case, and his absolute disqua

not a heart in the house that did not yield water, and out of sheer shame lification to pay the duty alone, much less a penalty of 501. declares to

we did our best to make our own stone of a thing sweat a little, as stones them most fervently, that the result of their convicting him must

will do in damp weather. But a celebrated Barrister near us rained to inevitably be to return him to the prison from whence he had just been

hard, and looked so grim, observing our very poor doings with such an delivered, whilst his wife and children would be left to perish outside

| air of disgust, that we felt extremely awkward and apprehensive of the walls, and himself forced to starvation within. However, Sir, the

being denounced to the tender public as flinty-souled monsters, and we Magistrates and the Collector of Excise consult privily together, and

then made a vow never again to expose our peculiar infirmity and manje resolve on fining him 121. 10s. in addition to an order for the prompt

fest inferiority to other weepers at sentimental Comedies or Operas, payment of the duty of between 4 and 51. This announcement threw

And when submitting to this hard privation, we are astounded by readhim into despair,-the gates of the prison were already opened in his

ing the paragraph of the Nero Times above quoted, complaining of tbe imagination again to receive him, when a by-stander, excited to

lack of tears on these occasions. If the fact be so, indeed, all that we humanity, said to the Magistrates and Collector, “ If you will take 5l. have to say is, that we will go to the play again when tbere are dolI will pay it out of my own pocket:” a virtue was made of necessity ; | drums.-Morning Chronicle. they said they would recommend the Board of Excise to take the amount thus proffered, on the defendant's drawing up a “ humble petition " to that effect, and engaging forth with to pay the auction duty. This was THEATRICAL EXAMINER. ultimately done ; ihe Board consented to take the 51. fine, and the de. fendant parted with some of his necessaries to raise the amount of the

English OPERA HOUSE. duty.-Now, Sir, I submit to you whether it ever could have fallen within the contemplation of the Legislature, to direct a prosecution for

A new, or rather, we believe, an altered or revived piece, was the penalty of 501. where not only no fraud was alleged, but where, as

brought out at this theatre on Wednesday evening, entitled, The Sheen in this case, the inability to pay the acknowledged debt of 5l. was

han acknowledged debt of 5). Was herd Boy. The Marquis de la Tour, a widower with an only sop, clearly established: How the Magistrates, too, could dine together, marries a second wife, who contrives to make him believe that the as described by VERITAS, after this scene of anguish, and consent to that youth abounds with the most vicious propensities. He is in consedinner being paid for by the Collector of Excise-(for it is true that onequence placed under a tutor, who treats him with such merciless seveof them, an Alderman, did say on coming down stairs when the feast was

rity, that he runs away, and is thought to have died in obscurity. He over, “ You'll put this down to the Collector of Excise as usual ")

however procures employment as a shepherd's boy, near his father's is to me one of the most astounding and incomprehensible occurrences I

own domain; and, in the mean time, the Marquis losing his second ever met with. I can also inform you, Sir, that it is equally true that the Collector of Excise has repeatedly paid for the dinners of Magistrates

wife and family, becomes disgusted with his chateau in this part of at the same Inn, and on similar occasions to that now described, and the country, which he only occasionally visits. At one of these times that even he has been known to demur at the extravagance thereof.

his life is saved from the attack of a wild boar, while hunting, by his Yours, with much respect,

unknown son, whom he leaves wounded, with a due provision, in the Exeter, 22d August 1825.

HUMANITAS. care of his master the farmer, and once more quits the country. The

boy falling into a fever, the sordid farmer appropriates the money to UNREASONABLE COMPLAINT.

himself, and consigas him to an hospital for lunatics, from which he « WEEPING AT A PLAY. It is a prevailing folly to be ashamed to

is ultimately released in health, but penniless and destitute. He is shed a tear at any part of a tragedy, however affecting. The reason, says however taken into the service of a charitable innkeeper, on the banks the Spectator, is, that persons think that it makes them look ridiculous, by of the Seine, on his father's own estate, at which supposed period she betraying the weakness of their nature. But why may not nature show piece opens. The innkeeper has a pretty daughter, Lucetta, who is itself in tragedy as well as comedy or farce ? We see persons not ashamed so much interested with the hero of the piece, Aleris, that her father to laugh loudly at the humours of a Falstaff or the tricks of a Harlequin ; fears it may spoil her intended match with Ambroise the thriving steward and why should not the tear be equally allowed to flow from the mis

of the Marquis. To prevent this mischief, he wishes to convince her of fortunes of a Juliet, or the forlornness of an Ophelia : Sir Richard Steele

what he really believes himself, that the adventure of the wild boar, records on this subject, a saying of Mr. Wilks, the actor, as just as it was

related by Aleris, is a remnant of the malady for which he had been polite-being told in the Green-room that there was a General in the boxes weeping for Juliana, he observed, with a smile, and I warrant,

sent to the hospital for lunatics. For this purpose he applies to a Sir, he'll fight ne'er the worse for that.'"-The New Times.

traveller, a Lyons merchant, who has put up at his house, to personate In the name of all that is lachrymose, what would the Nero Times

the Marquis, in order to show off the youth's derangement in this parhave? Good Heavons! what spuffing, what blowing of noses, what floy- | ticular. , Now the pretended Lyons merchant is the Marquis bimself rishing of muckingers, what sporting, and snivelling, and rubbing of in disguise, and being immediately known by Aleris, a pleasant equi

voque ensues, and the rejoiced innkeeper deems the success of his the commencement of the chilliness, by a warm bath, generally prevents stratagem complete. The Marquis contrives to get Aleris away with

the occurrence of any acute affection of an inflammatory nature.

In the second place, tepid bathing was extremely beneficial in most out explanation, and then, aware of the manner in which his bounty

cases of chronic rheumatism and gout, especially in those where the functo his deliverer has been misused, promises to rectify all things, still

tions of the stomach, liver, or bowels were impaired. . i unacquainted with the fact of his being his own now lamented son. |

In the third place, it was highly beneficial in all those cases techni-' - The serious interest of the piece of course consists in the gradualcally and indefinitely termed marasmus in children, and dyspepsia in e manner in which the afflicted boy makes known the fact; in disclos adults, since no single mean in general had more influence in restoring

ing which, the acting of his representative, Miss KELLY, is above all the natural action of the skin, and also of those parts of the body assopraise. - A few pleasant comic situations are also afforded. In one ciated in the complicated process of digestion. of these, Ambroise (KEELEY) arriving at the inn with a quantity of the In the fourth place, it was an admirable remedy for most of those incichoicest wines and viands from the castle, is introduced to his master pient glandular affections, or ill-conditioned chronicinflammations, which in the character of the Lyons merchant, and being enjoined to secresy, usually passed under the loose appellation of scrofula ; and lastly, it was the natural humour of the actor found an opportunity for display in

so exceedingly advantageous in most cutaneous affections, that its applia scene of suppressed embarrassment and confusion, which produced

cation to them scarcely needed a coinment. When we add, he said, its roars of laughter. On the whole, the piece possesses considerable

ble remarkable soothing effects in most uterine and urinary irritations, and

consider all the delightful associations connected with perfect cleanlit interest, notwithstanding the obvious improbability of the story, and

ness, we cannot but be surprised that tepid bathing should be so much is exhibition of a glaring defect in melodrama, -that of the denoue- neglected by the profession and the public of England. ment being anticipated from the beginning. On this account, the Dr Armstrong concluded by some remarks about the temperature of scene of the disclosure is too long; and would be much amended by the tepid bath, which, he said, should generally range between 94 and the omission of a song, which is a most unnatural intrusion, not to 98, as was most agreeable to the feelings; and said that it was important mention that the undue dilation of an affecting situation uniformly that no sense of exhaustion should be produced at the time of its use, and weakens its pathos. We have already said that Miss KELLY was no sense of unvatural chilliness or heat immediately afterwards ; and obe! excellent, and similar praise is due to BARTLEY and KEELEY, as the served,

d Keerry as the served, that a feeling of warmth and refreshment were the certain signs innkeeper and steward. The Marquis of COOPER was also very

a. The Marauis of Coopre was also very of its agreeing with the patient.--Lancet. good; and that rapidly-improving actress Miss GOWARD performed the daughter with most amusing naïveté. Nor must we forget CHAP

ADDRESS TO HOME, MAN, who caricatured an old blundering tautological Magistrate with

On! Home, sweet home! in whose endearing name much farcical drollery. The piece completely succeeded; and cur

Is centred ev'ry inborn happiness,

Receptacle of each fond, tender tie, . tailed about ten minutes in the final scene, would be found still more

That binds us to existence,-lov'd resort amusing. It owes, however, nearly all to the performers; it would

Of ev'ry social joy and pure delight; be unbearable in the hands of mediocrity.

Oh! hail, and with thee thy attendant train On Thursday evening, a new two act piece, called The Stout Gene Of fireside comforts and domestic peace. tleman, was also brought out at this theatre. It is an abortion which More welcome still, when the declining year defies narrative. Suffice it to say, that the original idea from Brace Compresses daylight in its narrow span, bridge Hall is only made use of in a single scene, and that most incon

When the rough North sends forth its jarring blast, sistently; and that the Stout Gentleman turns out to be the fat

And chilly Winter rules the shortened day; Welchman of MATTHEWS, in his At Home, a character utterly incom

How then I love thee at that social hour

When misty twilight fades, and th' lengthen'd night " patible with the arch outline of the novelist. To the panting Welch

Shuts in ; when th' blinds are lower'd, the shutters closed, man is given, heaven knows why, a Chinese servant; and another

And th' murky aspect of the cloud-clad sky part of the humour consists in a wag announcing to the inhabitants of Excluded; when the blazing hearth sends' forth the watering places that he is the Great Unknown. The whole affair Its cheerful flame and renovating warmth, was so puerile, that little of the last act was atdible, owing to the While pendant o'er it many a joyous eye clamour of opposition. MATTHEWS did his best, but even he could Reflects its brightness-Evening then how sweet, Rot get attended to at last; while poor BARTLEY, as an amateur

Her calm enjoyments how supremely dear! author, and Mrs TAYLEUR, as an affected Blue, innocently endured

'Tis then we calmly listen to the blast. a martyrdom of hissing for the nonsense put into their mouths by the

That hurrying sweeps in murmurs thro' the air,

And hark with secret rapture to the storm merciless author. KEELEY, as a library shopman, alone diverted; we

That howls without;-'tis then we know thy worth, beg pardon, the novel-reading Chambermaid of Miss GOWARD, was

To thy protecting shelter fondly cling, also equally clever. We anticipate a harvest of future Comedy from

And gladly own and feel how dear thou art, this young lady. A good idea is spoilt in this dramatic Stout Gentleman, How greai thy comforts. Oh! enchanting home, who is dead, and we presume buried, notwithstanding a few really What other pleasures then can equal thine? whimsical allusions and passable puns. Mr BARTLEY, to be sure, What other scenes then compensate for thee, talked of repetition, but the experiment will be hazardous, and he of

And all the fond attractions thou afford'st? all men should not desire it, except he has fallen in love with the fine

Thou art the spell to which the traveller

In distant realms directs his ev'ry thought; , Inorning gown which he sports on the occasion. We never wit

Thou art the leading star of hope, to which nessed an able actor in a more embarrassing situation. The house

His anxious fancy strays, while fond remembrance, this evening was crowded to suffocation in every part.

To his sad heart depicting other days,

Pourtrays thee, all-enchanting as thou art,
TEPID BATHING:

With all the charms thou bring'st. Oh! Home, sweet home!

To thee I turn with all a patriot's love, In the course of his lecture, Dr. Armstrong spoke repeatedly of the

To thee shall ever turn. Whate'er my fate, benefit of tepid bathing; he was confident that its application as a pre

Whate'er decreed of novelty to see, ventive and palliative agent was much greater than either the profession

Here will my best affections linger still, or the public had yet believed. He noticed it as a curious anomaly

Here every hope concentrate, and my heart in the English habits, that tepid bathing should be so much neglected

Incline thro' life but to one magnet, -HOME.

META, apong a people proverbial, in other respects, for their cleanliness, and could not account for the circumstance, without supposing that it de pended partly upon the medical profession rarely recommending the use

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. of tepid bathing, and partly upon the public prejudice about its supposed

Tuesday, Sept. 6. relaxing influence. In Paris, upwards of 150 public baths existed, besides establishments for portable ones, which were in great request, and

BANKRUPTCY ENLARGED. supplied ata very reasonable rate; whereas in London very few public baths

J. Macauley, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, schoolmaster, from Sept. 10 to existed, and only one portable bath had been recently established, which Oct. 29. promised, however, to be very useful on account of the expedition with ..

BANKRUPT. whichit could be employed. Dr. A. considered that the advantages of tepid / W. Barnes, Miles lane, cheesemonger. Solicitors, Mesers Scott and bathing were numerous, and, in the first place, as a preventive of inflamma-) Sons, St. Mildred's court, Poultry. tory diseases. In many cases the surface of the body in this variable cli

Saturday, September 10. mate was chiled for some hours before the attack of external or internal in

BANKRUPTS. flammation ; the continuance of chilliness was the cause of inflammation, J. Harpur, jun. Oxford, tailor. Solicitor, Mr Ellis, Verulam building, by disordering the circulation of the blood, which, being equalized ail Gray's Inn.

T. Every, Limehouse, anchor-smith. Solicitor, Mr Smith, Basinghall the priests have governed Spain since the days of the Cid! This street.

wretchedness, to be sure, is below any sensation amounting to anger, R. Robson, Seymour place, Bryanstone square, carpenter. Solicitors,

yet to expose it is now and then useful; and on that account alone Messrs Hallett and Henderson, Northumberland street, Marylabonne. H. Parry and J. Vaderwood, bill-brokers Solicitor, Mr Hindman,

we trust our readers will excuse the present spontaneous allusion. Basinghall street, R. M. Scholefield, Bradford dyer. Solicitors, Messrs Stocker and

Some sensation was created in the City on Friday, by the producDawson, New Boswell court, Carey street.

tion of a letter received by the French post from a mercantile house in Bourdeaux, inclosing a communication from Sincapore under the

date of April 9th, which announces that intelligence had just reached THE FUNDS.- Consols are getting up again, and money is becoming less scarce. The Foreign market has also been very active, but the

the latter place of the termination of the Burmese War, by the caprise is not correspondent with that of British Stock. Spanish Bonds

nds ture of Ummerapoora, the capital. The report is said to have been have however risen one per cent, in the presumption that the different

brought to Sincapore by the British ship Caroline, Captain Johnson, Powers of Europe will at no distant period interfere to settle Spain. The in seventeen days from Bangkok, the capital and chief port of Siam. pending reaction has operated very little upon the Share market, the The narrative is in the highest degree vague and unsatisfactory, no true nature of which is now very generally known. Latest quotations : dates being assigned to any of the transactions, but it is said that the Consols, 884 | New 4 per Cents. 103 104

British Commander having captured a Burmese town, placed a Reduced, shut

Consols for Account, 881 3) per Cents. reduced, shut

garrison therein while he went forward, which garrison was ma PRICES OF FOREIGN STOCKS YESTERDAY.

sacred by the inhabitants, On this he returned, and putting erery Brazilian Scrip, 71 4 dis.

Mexican Scrip Acc. 8} 9 8 & dis. soul to the sword, proceeded without further hindrance to the Ditto for Account, 7) 8 dis.

Peruvian Bonds, 69 Colombian Bonds, 79

Ditto for Account, 68

Burmese capital, where a peace was concluded on the most advanDitto (1894) Account, 78 77 Ditto Scrip (1825) 10 dis.

tageous terms. It is unnecessary to rest on statements which are Greek Scrip (1825) 164 dis. Prussian Bonds, 1014

simply possible, it being quite enough to say, that the news is not to Guatimala, 11 dis.

Spanish Consols, .255 Mexican Bonds, 731 1

Ditto for Account, 2211

be absolutely discredited on account of the route through which it Ditto for Account, 739 4 French Rentes, 102 f.

has travelled, or the length of time which it has taken to reach Ditto Scrip (1825) 88 ) dis.

Ditto Exchange, 25 f. 10 c.

England. There is a great arrear of intelligence due from Calcutta,

from which our latest accounts are of the date of the 10th March, The object of G. L. is a most laudable one; bat the Writer of the publication

that we may soon expect to learn if there be any truth in this circuhe forwards has mistaken his powers, which evidently do not lie in poetry

The Editor is sorry he cannot supply the information respecting the CAM tous communication. BRIDG E SIZERS desired by an OLD SUBSCRIBER.

(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.]

PARIS, SEPT. 6, 1825.-It'has been confidently asserted here, that the THE EXAMINER.

object of the Duke of WELLINGTON's visit to Paris was to engage M. de VILLELE to give some semblance of a constitution to Spain, M. de Vru

LELE's reply was, that the present moment was a most inauspicious one LONDON, SEPTEMBER 11, 1825.

for such an attempt; that a portion of FERDINAND's subjeots were about

revolting against him for not being sufficiently despotič; and should the The only definite Foreign News of a nature to excite any portion of

revolt assume anything like a formidable attitude, nothing was more interest, is made up of the accounts from Spain, by which we are

likely than that FERDINAND would desert his Ministers and throw him. instructed in the particulars of the execution of the bigotted and double traitor BESSIERES, and in the formal murders of the patriotic

self into the arms of the insurgents. In that case, said, the Duke of and gallant EMPECINADO and other Constitutionalists. The leader

WELLINGTON, you will act as you think most prudent; but it is our called the “ Empecinado," it will be recollected, was the patriot who

determination, on the first favourable opportunity, to give something so ably organized the Guerilla warfare against the first French inva resembling a constitution to Portugal. You are well acquainted, replied sion, and was honoured and estimated accordingly. In fact, active M. de VILLELE, with Portugal, which you have saved; as to Spain, I patriotism is a crime in Spain, on whatever side exerted; and quali- have endeavoured to create a strong Ministerial party there, and my ties which, under virtuous and free governments, would exalt men minister ZEA is not wanting in talent or finesse; but the portion of Afriinto the first rank of public characters, are in this monk-ridden king-can blood that runs in the veins of the Spaniards has rendered all my dom an almost certain passport to the scaffold. It appears, however, efforts nugatory. The King is á madman, who is in a continual state of that the execution of a popular and highly-esteemed Constitutional alarm. This, and the natural cruelty of his disposition, rendors an hebmerchant at Madrid did produce a violent sensation among the spec

domadal execution almost necessary to him. Besides, he is an atheist, tators, not a little disagreeable to the wretched government which is

so that I have no chance of leading him by means of the priests. It is so indiscriminately practising these cruelties. Some of the French

clear, that with such a King and such a people the establishment of even papers speak of the execution of the virtuous BESSIERES with great commiseration. His merits we all know. He traitorously joined an

the phantom of a constitution is impossible. Besides, how can we be army of invaders of his country in the first instance, and now has

certain that the party of Don CARLos is not in secret encouraged by the simply been guilty of a treasonable intent to dethrone the King whom

Russian Cabinet. he aided to make absolute, because he cannot, we do not say would

This is the most accredited version of a conversation that has been the not, massacre a third of his subjects, to gratify an atrocious horde of chief topic of political chit-chat during the past week. The pleasure felt sanguinary priests. Such is the character for which the French Journal in Paris, in having something new, important, and singular to tell, is des Debats sports pathetics! Our own legitimate journals only drily such, that but very few affairs of this nature can be long kept secret. mention the facts, with the exception of the New Times, which gravely The recognition of the independence of Haïti was kept secret, because informs the public, that they know nothing about the genuine construc-those in the confidence of Ministers hoped to turn its knowledge to good tion of Spanish legitimacy. Ever since the days of the Cid, says account at the Stock Exchange. You can form no idea of the extent to Slop the Second, Spain has been governed by the priesthood, who of which peculation is carried in this country. The revenues of the city of course defend the system against innovation. This information is

Paris, amounting to 51 millions of francs, are administered by the Premarvellously like the explanation of Don Quixote to Sancho, of the

fect, the Count de CHABROL. The accounts are revised by four clerks nature of the smart which he endured from the staves of the Yangue

belonging to the Home Department. It is said, that 15 of the 51 millions sian carriers; a fact which, the irritated squire observed, required no

are distributed between all those who have places in the administration explanation at all. However, allowing this new fact, which is undeniable, are the blessings attendant upon priestly domination to be

of the good city. It now appears certain, that a few days before the corostill maintained on that account?. Our journalist does not go quite so

nation, the town of Rouen was on the point of breaking out into open far; but then it is sufficient to make the murders of such men as

revolt. The pretext was the mandement of the Archbishop Cardinal de Riego, the EMPECINADO, and others, mere venial matters; and while CROY; but the reason was, the violent measures contemplated by Goevery little apparent rigour or informality of the Cortes was by this vernment, who were at that moment inclined to risk everything in order of journalists trumpeted to the skies, murder follows murder,-- support of the priests. Fiften hundred of the young men of Rouen had the gallies, -incarceration in irons,c-indefinite confinement in foul provided themselves with poniards. The soldiers of a régiment of the dungeons, and all the sad variety of loathsome tyranny, is endured royal guard in garrison at Rouen told their officers, that they were very by thousandy-and not an ejaculation escapeg 'these consistent men unwilling to massacre their countrymen. This fact is worthy of deep of mercy: it is legitimate and in course, and indeed natural, because I attention, as it shows the change that has been operated in the sebti

ments of the military, who seem to have acquired something of the feel. I. WILLIAM WASHINGTON, & nephew of the celebrated WASHINGTON, has ings of citizens. The soldiers of the imperial guard under NAPOLEON

I arrived from Malta at Hydra. This young officer of artillery, the inhe

| ritor of his uncles virtues, and filled with the greatest enthusiasm for the would have gladly fired upon the Pekins, the name by which they con- struggle in which the Greeks are engaged against the barbarians, has temptuously designated all those who did not belong to the army. If decided on entering into the ranks of the Greeks, and has set out for other facts should prove that such a change has taken place in the feel that purpose. ings of the soldiers, the Bourbong will be obliged, before long, to cease EXECUTION OF THE EMPECINADO.-The Madrid Gazette announces the shackling public opinion, and to content themselves with spending the |

the tragical end of this patriot. The following account of his last moments is

furnished by an inliabitant of Rueda, where the unfortunate General was 40 millions they cost the country. The question most frequently asked

hanged. In his will the Empecinado bequeathed four pieces of cloth, at present, but never answered, is, where will M. de VILLELE find money which belonged to him, and were in the possession of a friend, for the for the troops that are about re-entering Spain > The funds all over use of the Royalist volunteers of Rueda, from whom he had suffered such Europe are trembling, and it is said that the RoTuSCHILDS have been too horrible treatment. When he came out of the prison to undergo his much for M. de VILLELE, and that many and grievous are the heart.

punishment, he became violent with rage on finding that it was intended burnings between Jerusalem and the Rue de Rivoli.

to put him upon an ass. He refused, and weot to the place of execution 2.

on foot with great firmness. When he had reached the foot of the

gallows, he suddenly made so great an effort that he burst the cords by TRE Fonds.--Consols commenced yesterday morning at 894, for the which his arms were confined. He then attempted to rush through the Account, and for some time kepi at that price, the Market having a firm line of soldiers who surrounded him, and no doubt he would have appearance, when, suddenly, they declined to 883. The most ridiculous escaped if he had been armed; but as it was, he was attacked and beaten reports were in circulation of the capture of Cuba by the French, and down with blows. A rope was then passed round his neck, and the of disastrous news from India.

hangman, who was upon the gallows, leaped upon him, and with the WEST INDIAN AFFAIRS.-HECTOR MITCHELL.-This person has ar assistance of some bystanders, put him to death. As this wretch was rived in England, where lie is not very well known, from Jamaica, returning to Valladolid, after the execution, he was welcomed in several where, it seems, he is now known extremely well. An extract of a villages with the ringing of bells.-Courier Français. letter from a Gentleman of the first respectability at Kingston, is given in

A PROFOUND PARAGRAPH.-We have not yet heard of any meeting of the Morning Chronicle, which speaks of him in the following inanner:- the proprietors of the Morning Herald newspaper being summoned to Mr HECTOR MITCHELL, of Kingston, is the Gentleman who, for a period enquire into the mental condition of the Editor of that paper; but it is of eight or nine months, most assiduously investigated into a conspiracy

high time that his friends, and those of the property, should take some supposed to have existed among the Coloured Population of Jamaica steps to prevent public exposure. If the facts proved against the Rev. (altogether unconnected with the St George's and other conspiracies Edw. Frank warranted the inquest in deciding, that conduct such as his, among the Blacks), and which, from the mysterious demeanour he ob- for a Clergyman, implied disordered intellects, we make bold to say, that served, and dark insinuations he threw out, during this singular exami. the editorial lucubrations which appear day after day in the Herald, pation, produced so much consternation among many respectable and would equally warrant a statute of lunacy against a writer who is so far wealthy families, tbat they immediately wound up their affairs and have gone as not to have found out by this time how thoroughly he is laughed since quitted the Island. He thus by unnecessary alarms drove consi- at by his readers. To all who see the Morning Herald, aby specimens derable capital and many valuable individuals from the Island. Not a we can give are of course quite superfluous : and others will hardly single individual has ever been proved to have been concerned in any obtain from them an idea of the diurnal nonsense the poor man puts rebellious design whatever through the means of the above gentleman.

forth. To take a sample at random, however, the following paragraph On the contrary, in the last Session of Assembly, the Secret Committee forms one of his late leading articles-verbatim et literatim from beginning declared, that the Coloured Population had conducted themselves in the to end : it would be a pity to abridge so exquisite a morceau-We have most exemplary and meritorious manner, and did not take the slightest

only distinguished a few words by Italics :_" From our Mansion House notice of HECTOR MITCHELL or his examinations, which were a common

report, it appears that some of the better part of human nature have been jest among the Members. He is the gentleman through whose means

applying to the Lord Mayor respecting the cruelty of some part and LECESNE and ESCOFFERY were banished from the Island."-He is so ; parcel of our agricultural interests, in suffering cattle and sheep in Smithand if justice has not altogether fled the earth, those much-injured per

field to go from Saturday to Monday without water. We should like to sons will yet have ample reparation for their multiplied and unmerited

hear of some of the Chairmen of the Agricultural Dinners going from sufferings. Mr MITCHELL may think little of getting honest and respect

Saturday to Monday without anything to quench their thirst, and then able men dragged from their homes and families, and sent into banish

they might perhaps think of these same cattle, which they yearly send to ment, like convicted felons, without a trial or even hearing: but however

Smithfield to be slaughtered, and of the suffering they must endure from such doings may be tolerated in the West Indies, he has reached a

thirst, after being driven from morning till night by an iron-hearted country which vet contains men both able and willing to call the doers

drover. It would be a good thing if that abominable nuisance, Smithfield of such deeds to a proper account, and he will assuredly not escape from

Market, were put an end to altogether, and that butehere were obliged a rigid investigation of all bis most extraordinary proceediugs." There to go out of town to purchase their cattle." We are not disposed to be are matters yet to be brought to light which must cover all those con too incredulous regarding the cruelty of our agricultural interests, but we cerned in them with signal disgrace; and Dr LUSHINGTON is not the man

really cannot comprebend what the Chairmen of agricultural dinners to relax io a cause which he has conducted to its present prosperous con

have to do with the 40 hours' want of water in Smithfield for the cattle. dition. We understand that his able statement in Parliament made such

Humanity might condemn the experiment, but for our lives we cannot a powerful impression, that several Members, usually opposed to him in

help feeling a curiosity to hear the said Chairmen very thirsty for once, politics, came forward with offers of aid for the banished individuals

from Saturday night till Monday morning : such a phenomenon in one of them, a worthy Baronet, with a spirit becoming an English Gen

acoustics however ought not to be exhibited without the presence of the tlemati, subscribing at once a hundred guineas for their support. In due

principal members of our learned societies. We must furiher be allowed time, we shall give the names of all those excellent persons who have

to express our utter astonishment at the strange remedy proposed opened their hearts and their pockets, and exerted their talents, in the

namely, the entire abolition of Smithfield market, and the compelling cause of oppressed humau nature.

of the butchers to go out of town to buy their cattle !!! In his commises · The rumour is again circulated of an immediate dissolution of Parlia

ration for the beasts, our Editor has hardened his heart against pity for

the men. Think of all the butchers in London sallying forth by the ment. We can state positively that this rumour is wholly without foundation. Nothing is at present decided upon the question. A Cabinet

various roads to the country, in droves,-positive droves-under a Council will be held between the 20th and 24th of the present month;

broiling sun and amid clouds of dust, in order to accommodate the oxen but wherber the subject will then be taken into consideration, and if so,

by buying them as they stand grazing in their owners' fields, and driving what may be the decision, are points upon which we do not of course

them up the shortest way to the slaughter-house ! This, we submit, is

going rather too far; on the same principle, every housewife in London presume to offer an opinion.-Courier.

should be compelled by Act of Parliament to trudge to Hammersmith or Some convicts arrived in London a few days back from the Isle of Man, Fulham to buy her dish of peas or strawberries, because the donkeys in order to be sent on board the hulks, in pursuance of their sentence

who convey the former are too much flogged, and the market girls who of transportation; they were heavily loaded with irons ; one of the

carry the latter are too much loaded. prisoners affirmed that he had worn ihe same setters which he then had

| The announced comedy of Paul Pry, forthcoming at the Haymarket, on for the last six months; the weight of them was said to be 15lb. or is, we understand, by Mr. PoolE. 161b. This is certainly contrary to the last Act of Parliament, passed for rary to the last Act of Parliament, passed for Fires.—About two o'clock yesterday morning, a fire broke out in the

FRES. About the regulation of gaols. The custom of ironing prisoners even before extensive chair manufactory of Mr Nash, in Robert street, Lambeth trial, still prevails in many of the county gaols: in that for Ely it is, or Marsh. From the scarcity of water, the fames raged for some time with was a short time back, the case; and upon a gentleman noticing the im- great fury. By five o'clock the fire had burnt itself out, haviog destroyed propriety of the custom, it was alleged that it was necessary for the safe all the property on the premises.-Another fire broke out about twelve custody of the prisoners, the walls not being sufficiently lofty. “Why o'clock in the dwelling-house of Mr Hogarth, Prospect place, Whiteare they not raised, then ?" was the question. “Oh, Sir," replied the chapel. By the timely arrival of the firemen, the fire was confined to officer of the gaol, “ the building is kept in repair at the expense of the the premises of Mr Hogarth, though not until it had done very conside Bishop." Timesi

I rable damages

LONDON MECHANICS' INSTITUTION.-On Wednesday, the seventh MR MARTIN.—This Gentleman's complaints against the Morning quarterly meeting of this institution was held at their theatre, in South- Chronicle at the Police-office, have been replied to by the Editor of that ampton Buildings; the President, Dr Birkbeck, in the chair. A report paper, who contradicts most of the assertions made by the Hon. Member. of the Committee of Management was read, from which it appeared that

- When Mr Martin (observes the Editor), said that we hold him forth the progress of the Institution has been such as to exceed the most san as ' a scoundrel and a rascal,' he was not more accurate than in his other guine expectations of its friends and supporters. Five hundred and representations; we hold him forth (if that must be the phrase), as a twenty-hve new members were added during the last quarter, making character very different from these, and about as different from that of the whole number at present 1,483. A considerable number of the mem Solomon, or any other worthy that can be named as famous for judg. bers receive instruction, in the schools of arithmetic, mathematics, draw ment, or temper, or luminousness of mind, and clearness of ideas. As ing, and French, and their great attention has been amply rewarded by a suming, as we are perhaps bound in good manners to do, that the object rapid progress towards proficiency. The philosophical and mechanical | Mr Martin proposes to himself is good, we nevertheless must regard him apparatus has been greatly increased ; and the library so extended by as a sort of Marplot, an unlucky busy-body, who, pissibly with the best liberal donations and extensive purchases, that in the course of the en-1 intentions in the world, works more mischief by his blundering, than suing month the Committee will be able to establish a circulating library another man would effect by deliberate malice. We have exerted ourfor the use of all the members. The report concluded by congratulating selves to discourage the unlucky labours of Mr Martin, because in his the members on the bright prospect of the realization of the highest professed zeal for brutes, we perceive too plainly that he is making his hopes they could have formed of the success of the institution, and on the law an instrument of cruelty to men; and we most especially dislike to zeal, activity, and harmony by which all their proceedings were charac- see him in the character of a witness in his own prosecutions, because be terized. Mr Cope, Secretary of the Building Committee, read a report, is by far too hotly interested a party to be a good evidence, not to speak by which it appeared that the theatre cost 3,7001. the whole of which of that characteristic confusion of intellect which by no means recomwas advanced by Dr Birkbeck, and that 1,1701. bad been expended on mends him as an accurate reporter." other buildings and improvements. One of the auditors read a report on the state of the accounts of the institution, by which it appeared that their finances are in a most flourishing condition, there being a balance

NEWSPAPER CHAT. of upwards of 1,0001. in their banker's hands. All the reports were agreed to. Thanks were voted to all the officers of the institution. On

New River COMPANY.--Your Correspondent is incorrect in his calthanks being voted to Dr Birkbeck, which was followed with the greatest culation. I have examined into it, and find his error to arise from applause, that gentleman, in making his acknowledgments, observed, I having taken his estimate in roine measure instead of beer measure, the that the example of the London Mechanics' Institution bad excited such hogshead of the former measuring 63 gallons, while that of the latter is a desire for a participation in the blessings it was calculated to impart, 54 gallons. 78,000,000 of hogsheads, at 54 gallons per hogshead, all over the country, that the most gratifying accounts were constantly | 11,539,726 by eight pints to the gallon, is 92.317,808 pints of water, supreceiving of the formation of new institutions: he had received two plied daily by the New River Company to its numerous tenants, and Me such accounts that day. And it must be delightful to every friend of | 107,704,109 pints, as stated in the last No. of the Eraminer. The East human improvement and happiness to find, that their establishment was

London Company's supply is as stated to you in my last communication, uniformly attended with increased order in conduct and respectability

A CONSTANT READER AND DIRECTOR OF THE WATER COMPANY. in character, confirming in every respect the opinion formed by those who had assisted in the establishment of the London Institution, of their

PRIESTLY Good CHEER,--Some ancient writers, as well as learned important results and extensive utility. The meeting, which was well | annotators of modern times, have used the term theological or clerical to aliended, then broke up.

denote “the best ” things in eating and drinking. Thus, in Pasor's New LITERARY INSTITUTION. The first half-yearly meeting of the

Lexicon to Hesiod, a wine extolled by that poel is characterized as City of London Literary and Scientific Institution, established for the

having been a vinum theologicum ; and Henry Stephens, in his chapter promotion of useful knowledge amongst the commercial and professional

" on the gluttony and drunkenness of churchmen,” shows that the equi. youth of this metropolis, was held at Albion Hall, Moorgate, on Wednes

valent phrase may be found in Horace. day evening. The room was filled with young tradesmen, merchants, AMERICAN STATISTICS.--The whole number .of people in the United and bankers' clerks, and others connected with some of the most respect. States, by the late census, is 9,629,000. Of this number it is stated that able houses in the city ; C. P. Thompson, Esq. in the chair. Mr Stacey, 1 2,065,000 are engaged in agriculture, 349,000 in manufactures, and

ry, read the report, which stated, that within three months | 72,000 in commerce. Only the efficient or labouring persons in each nearly 600 of the commercial youth of the city had come forward to class appear to have been enumerated. Add the women, the children, form the institution, which, as soon as they could obtain suitable pre- and the invalids, and there will be found to be about 8,000,000 in the agnmises for their lecture room and library, so as to be enabled to enter into cultural class, 200,000 in the commercial, and 1,300,000 in the manufac full operation, would doubtless exhibit a splendid example of the desire turing. In England the agricultural class does not exceed one third of existing for mental cultivation. Upwards of 7001. in donations had been the whole population. American Papor. received from a number of bankers and traders, who were desirous of An UGLY CUSTOMER. At Sarson, in this county, lately, a shepherd encouraging the pursuits contemplated in the Institution. Other gentle-Lobserved a hawk descend, avd rise again immediately with something in men had made donations of valuable books. A number of literary and its claus ascending to scientific persons had come forward with offers of gratuitous lectures, Dr fell to the ground

rary and its claws, ascending to a considerable height in the air, when it suddenly

be ran to the spot, and found the hawk dead, and a Mitchell of New Broad-street, had given two lectures on the use of the stoat, which had sucked its blood during its aërial ascension, making of globes. Mr Black had commenced a course of lectures on the paido- l into a hedge.-Southampton Herald. pbilean system of teaching languages. Dr Spier had commenced a course of lectures on physiology; Mr Bankes had offered them a The mercers, drapers, &c. of Liverpool, have determined to close their course of lectures on Belles Lettres ; Mr M·Intyre had offered a course shops at seven o'clock during the winter. on botany; Mr James Taylor, on music; Mr Crombie, on the topography LATE MARRIAGES.-Mr George Harding, who died lately at Winof London ; and Mr Partington had delivered part of a course of lectures chester, where he was buried, was, at his death, 116 years of age, and on natural and experimental philosophy. The offers of professors to survived five wives, two of whom he married after he was 100 years of age. teach the languages were bighly encouraging. In fact, by the facilities which their system of mutual co-operation offered, the youth of the city

MODESTY AND SELF-DEVOTION.- Francis I. at the beginning of his would be enabled to obtain the advantages of an after-education of the

reign, returning from Italy, chose to pass through Provence, and the highest order, comprising a knowledge of the sciences, and of the living by the daughter of one of the principal inhabitants, the handsomest gir

keys of the first towo he entered were presented to him on a golden disli and dead languages, calculated to enable them to fill any situation with honour and advantage to their fellow-citizens. The report concluded

in the place. The King gazed upon her for some time, with looks so with a strong expression of the obligation under which the institution

expressive and so full of royal omnipotence, that, in great confusion, she considered itself to the liberal and enlightened part of the public press.

immediately retired, and resolved to take shelter in a monastery: but Mr G. W. Prescott, of the house of Prescott and Co. (one of the auditors),

reflecting that the King, if he pleased, could pursue her thither, she read a statement of the accounts of the Institution, from which it ap

V lighted some sulphur, and inclined her head over the sinoke long enough peared that, after payment of all the first expenses, there remained a

to spoil her complexion.—Thierry's History of the Norman Conquest. balance of 1,0001. "When the Institution was first projected, they were

ORIGINAL Sin.-It would be but a wretched compliment of condolence asked “ What the clerks cared for mental improvement? What did to a Queen of China, of Japan, or India, Scythia, or Gothia, who had just young tradesmen care for but money-getting, and eating and drinking?" | lost her infant son, to say, “ Be comforted, Madam; his Highness the It was asserted that none could be found to co-operate. The friends of Prince Royal is now in the clutches of five hundred devils, who turn him education could give a triumphant answer to those objections now. Some | round and round in a great furnace to all eternity, while his body resis who were wise in their generation had expressed serious apprehensions embalmed and in peace within the precincts of your palače." The astoas to the consequences of opening the gates of knowledge or science wide

nished and terrified Queen enquires why those devils should eternally to all comers, as if good sense, which it was their object to promote, was roast her dear son ih

roast her dear son the Prince Royal ? She is answered, that the reason of not the best guarantee for a man's being a good subiect, and performing it is, that his great grandfather formerly ate of the fruit of the trees his duties well in whatever situation he might be placed. --Mr Elliott I knowledge in a garden. Form an idea, if possible, of the looks and moved the thanks of the Society to Dr Mitchell. It was carried unani. I thoughts of the King, the Queen, the whole Council, and all the bestu mously.

|ful ladies of the Court!-- Philosophical Dictionary,

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