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There is again a great change in the value of money in the City; it | Mr Henry Woodthorpe has been elected to the office of Town Ciert, may be borrowed on Consols at the rate of 2 to 2 per cent. interest per which his father so long filled. The Salary is 2,0001. a-year, annun; Bankers' bills are discounted at about 3 per cent.; Merchants, L. Africa. The Travels of Major Denham and Captain Clappertonin at about 4 per cent. It seems difficult to explain this great change in the Northern and Central Africa, which have excited so much interest, will, interest of money. It is stated that very large sums have been received]

we understand, be very shortly given to the world. The state of cirilicz in specie at the Bank, that the payments into the Exchequer for the quartion in wbich they found the populous nations beyond the Great Demart ter are completed, and that the monied men, koowing the effects of six

dations bitherto unknown to exist; the eagerness with which the ebiek millions on dividends paid to the publie, freely bring forward their capi.

and inhabitants listened to the proposal of establishing a frequent inter tal, which has lately been kept back on account of the great changes

course, by means of European traders; and their total iguorance of the which have taken place in the Money market, and the consequent want of

existence of a Foreign Slave Trade, although induced by the Meets a confidence among the capitalists and merchants.-Globe and Traveller

dispose of their prisovers taken in war, in exchange for the Eurostas

disne Saturday,

goods (particularly English) wbich they exhibited to their astonished eyes, The Emperor of Morocco, omnipotent and enlightened, has announced offer

anced offering them only at an enormous profit, though of the worst descripien, his jotention of declaring war against those, among the powers of Europe,

must excite hopes in the mind of the philanthropist which, if ani who do not keep Consuls at his Court-We have heard of a gentlenrın,

upon, might save thousands of their fellow creatures from being seld be living westward of the Shannon, who made it a rule to challenge every

slavery. Of their armour and arms, said to be decidedly of Roman erigie, one that refused to dipe with him, no matter how imperative the engage.

the names of the people, as well as the places, as we understand, mi ment elsewhere, or how courteous and plausible the language of excuse.

Pubic and Italian, we look for interesting details. The most curious fpe: Our forefathers, on both sides of the Channel, took means not easily mis

ascertained by these enterprising travellers, is the existence of a rado understood, of showing their contempt for those who would not drink with

people, white, or nearly so, in the centre of Africa, possessing them them. Why should not, therefore, tbe Autocrat of all the Barbaries be

names, and combatting with their arms. The specimens of these habi revenged on him of all the Russias for unreasonably and rudely declioing I ments and instruments of war, collected by Major Denham, are deposited to smoke with him. We bęg to state, that the noble spirit of his Most in Carlton House for the porpose of being placed in the Royal Arriedry. Barbarous Majesty, bas displayed itself on this occasion in splendid

BRUTALITY. The custom of driving stage coach-horses very long it. colours. Though possessing an entire schooner, manded and armed, and quite ready for sea, this great Prince disdained the wretched policy of

tances is nearly exploded in England; and the innkeepers are pretty

generally sensible of the pecuniary loss as well as inhumanity of the pris taking his deluded epemies by surprise, but took care to make known bis

tice. purpose, that they might be prepared for bostihtics.

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There are still however some scandalous éxceptions to this better Times.

knowledge. The other day (says a Correspondent) I was conveyed from A Correspondent now on the Continent represents the King of WIR. TEMBERG as being actively engaged in improving the condition of his

Chester to Nantwicb (20 miles) in a loaded stage, by four horses who had subjects. He says, all the children are compelled to attend school daily,

the same day drawn the coach from Nantwich to Chester_thus running

40 miles in less than 10 hours, including an interval of 3 bours betaos consequently there is not a person, eren of the very lowest order, who

their arrival in Chester and their second starting! Those who encourt cannot both read and write, His Majesty employs agents in all parts of the globe, to collect eperything which may be likely to benefit the nation,

such barbarity by using coaches so managed, are nearly as reprehensible u

the proprietors. I was not aware of the circumstance pntil the moment el at his own private cost; he keeps 150 stallions, in order to improve the breed of horses, and in consequence beautiful animals are to be seen

starting, and after I had paid the fare; or I would certainly ratta everywhere. He takes an equal interest in the breed of cattle, sheep, Sc.

bare taken another road, or even travelled post at thrice the expedie

in default of other conveyance. The brute will, I hope, soon find that he and gives choice plants, seeds, and annual premiums to the agriculturists. The Wirtemberg Board of Agriculture, with its experimental farm of 800

treatment of his borses is a “ penny-wise and pound foolish" affair; fel acres, its school of orphan boys, professors of botany, mathematics, &c.

trust there are few respectable or reflecting persons who would not in the is conducted with such talent and success, that it more than pays all its

same circumstances resolve, as I did, never on any account to travel a own expenses-a fact which will scarcely be believed in England, where

second time in his coach. public Boards are usually managed in quite another way. LORD HBATNFFBLD. A statue in honour of the late Lord Heathfield

NEWSPAPER CHAT. (George Augustus Elliott) wrought out of a single block of marble, by CHARLES Rossi, R.A. is now erecting in St Paul's Cathedral, and will be exhibited to the public towards the end of the present month. It bas To CURE SMOKY CHIMNIES. The method is simply to contract the an allegorical bas-relief in front of the pedestal, alluding to the celebrated vent'as soon as possible, then gradually to widen it for four or five fet, defence of Gibraltar.

and then again contract it to the usual dimensions, and carry it up in my M. Darid, one of our most skilful sculptors, has begun a bust of Mr

of Mr | direction. JEREMY BENTHAM; 80 that the qumerous admirers of this celebrated. GRAFTING.-Mr T. A. Knight, in contradiction to the received opinist, publicist may have a more faithful seprésentation of this great man than says he entertains little doubt bút that the quality of every species of at present exists. - Paris Paper.

fruit suffers, to some extent, when grown upon a stock of another species CHANCERY PRISONERS. There is a paper in circulation on the subject or genus. of imprisoned Debtors, and in favour of Chancery Prisoners in particular, 1. LEANDER OUTDONE.--The Ipsariot women are beautiful, courageout, o who are very improperly (tlie writer says) called Prisoners for Cone and capable of the most heroic acts. Almost all of them can swim. The tempt ; apd this very unjust litle (he adds) is the means of tbeir being Aunt of Captain Cannaris, a strong woman of 60 years of age, saved be passed over with contempt by mankiod in general, and in particular by life at the taking of Ipsara, by swimming three miles. -New Monthly May those philanthropic persons who otherwise would have been on the alert A USEFUL LESSON.-It is in the recollection of persons now living, that long siuce to bave meliorated their condition.” It is proposed to esta a man announced his intention of performing on the stage the wouderta blish « Society for the relief of Prisoners who are not entitled to the undertaking of making a shoe in a minute, complete in all its parts. T benefit of the Insolrent Act, or to the aid afforded by the Society for the theatre was thronged to suffocation ; but who can describe die mingle Relief of Persons imprisoned for small debts.” If the present system rage and wonder, when, instead of a broad calf-skin, to be dissecked in cannot be changed, doubtless such a Society might do good; but would it the regular way, the Coblerian Professor produced his leather in the not be better to form an Association for the Reform of Legal Abuses ? shape of a boot, and, holding it up to their astonished eyes, addressed ube Such a Society, by incessant exposures and denouncements, might demo- audience thus :"Ladies and Gentlemen, this, you perceive, is a boot lish the system that now causes all the mischief complained of, which but now (said he, cutting off the top and making two slits for the would be a far better thing than relieving the sufferers under it. If the letchets)- you see it is a shoe!”—That modesty which always acro Society for the Relief of Persons in prisoned for Small Debts had spent a panies exalted merit would not permit him to wait for the plaudits of a few of its thousands in showing the impolicy and inhumanity of sending hearers; he had already secured the profits of the night, and justly con such people' to prisoh at all, by this time there would very likely have sidering that he had fully performed his engagements, by teaching thes been do such sufferers. This * Contempt of Court system is so crying an a very useful lesson, he wished them a good night, and immediately de evil, that we do expect something may be done in it soon even by the Chan-camped - Philomathic Journal. cery Commission now sitting if not, after what Mr Peel has effected

YORK MUSICAL MEETING- Since the commemoration of Handel in in regard to Juries, it is not too much to hope that be will take it in band. Westmins

Westminster Abbey, there has been nothing heard in the way of sacre. Minor complaints from Newgate, we are happy to see, reach ihe Hon.

music which approaches the graddeur and sablimity of this mesic el Secretary's ear and obtain his effectual notice; the cries from the Fleet

ing. As soon as the Cathedral was filled, which was at an early lost Prison are assuredly not less deserving his official regard.

the appearance of so many elegantly dressed women, the magnibens Some remarks in the Morning Chronicle having given offence to Mr.

orchestra, the tasteful decorations of the galleries, and above all the CONANT, the Police Reporter of that Paper has for several days been ex

divine building itself, with the gun shedding its light through the wiscluded from the Office in Malborough street. This, it most be confessed, is dows of stained glass, presented a coup d'oeit which defies description altogether very pitiful work. The highest Jadges in the land are frequently but may easily be imagined by any one who has witnessed the splandec severely remarked upon by the Press, and yet they never think of exclu- of a coronation. To those who doat on antiquities, York Minster plek sions of this kind; and do the Malborough Street Magistrates imagine that be an everlastiag source of delight-Levery foot of it is connected with they augment theirdignity by such as exbibitionof fretfulness? When ARIs. some legend or fine association. The tombs of the old abbots, the bishore In des was followed home and abused all the way by an Athenian citizen, recumbent, the quaint figures which are dispersed here and there, all that the just than said was, that his reviler did not know bim ; and grand effect of the arches, and the religious solemnity of the whole in though Mr CONANT does not seem to be much of an ARISTIDES, yet he perfect keeping with the fine church musie which have beerd to minho do well to bear his magisterial facullies a little more moeklyn T hondon Magazine for October,

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LADY MORGAN.-I ought, in this place, to speak of Lady Morgan. Il ProgPAORESCENCE OF POTATOES. -Lichtenberg tells us, that an oficer am delighted at having become acquainted with a person so deservedly on guard at Strasburg, on the 7th January, in passing the barracks, was celebrated, I confess, however, that she fascinated me by a sort of | alarmed on observing a light in one of the barrack rooms. As this was*** warmth of heart and good will that gave infinite value to her praise. strictly prohibited, fire was suspected, and he hurried forward to the Lady Morgan is not beautiful, but there is something lively and agreeable apartment. On entering it, he found the soldiers sitting up in bed admirati in her whole person; she is very clever, and seems to have a good heart. ing a beautiful light, which proceeded from potatoes in an incipient state*** She says, gracefully, that her vivacity, and rather springing carriage, of putrefaction. The light was so vivid, that the soldiers could see to put seemed very strange in Parisian circles, as they offered such a contrast to read by it; it gradually became less and less vivid, and entirely disapu the manners of French ladies. She adds that, for her own part, the peared by the night of the 10th of the monthEdindurgk Philosopheutics external calmness of French men gave her great surprise: she soon | Journal.

mily R S 18 916 mmes to al *** ** UK. learned that good taste of itself commands tbis kind of demeanout. . In | New Fire-ENGINE. _A mechanic at Berne', is said to have invented at fact, gesticulation and a noisy manner have never been fashionable in new fire-engide of such extraordinary power, that the column of water it France. When she came one day to my house, she told me that she had sends out will, at the distance of 100 feet,“ easily break up the pavement' a very interesting lady in her carriage, who was desirous of seeing me; of the street, untile the houses, and demolish' their masonry up to thre this was Mrs Paterson, the first wife of Prince Jerome Bonaparte; Lady second Hoor."-10 would be difficult to say from which poor house. Morgan pressed me earnestly to receive her, and I consenied; I saw a bolder would have most to apprehend this dwelling ou fire, or such and very fine woman, mild, melancholy, and quiet, who was worthy of a better engine at work to subdue the flames. *donado .618 , lot.-Mad. de Genlis' Memoirs.

THE LATE King. In one of Capt. Payñe's Letters 'to Mr Sheridan It came acquainted with an English lady, Mrs Canning, ihe lady of (published in the Life by Mr Moore) there are some ourious particulars the English Minister; she has a daughter as beautiful as an angel.-Ibid. respecting the late King's madness." It seems that the distemper fiad -[The present Lady Clanricarde.]

been palpable for some time previous to any confinement; and so appre-*50 TAURLOW.-Lord Thurlow was one of those persons who, being hensive were the people about him of giving offence, that for two days, taken by the world at their own estimate of themselves, contrive to pass during each of which he was for five hours on horseback, he was in a upon the times in which they live for much more than they are worth. confirmed phrenzy, On his return one of these days, he burst out into a His bluntness gained him credit for superior honesty, and the same pecu- tears to the Duke of York,

tears to the Duke of York, and said, “ He wished to God he might die; liarity of exterior gave a weight, not their own, to his talents the for he was going to be mad.". His gestures and ravings were those of a roughness of the diamond being, by a very common mistake, made the confirmed manjać, with a new noise in imitation of the howling of a dog.is measure of its value.- What were the motives that induced Lord Thur- | His theme on one occasion was that of religion, and of his being inspire Jow to break off so suddenly his pegociation with the Prince's party, and ed; from which his Physicians' drew the worst consequences as to any pro declare himself with such vehemence on the side of the King and Mr hopes of amendment.

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? Pít, it does not appear very easy to ascertain. Possibly, from his op- BLACKWOOD.-It is pleasant enough to see how the yapourers of Aule portunities of visiting the Royal patient, he had been led to conceive suf Reckie," like the bluffing hectors in our old comedies, can change thei** ficient hopes of recovery, to incline the balance of his speculation that stone when encountered by firmness and real manhood. Blackwood in * way; or, perhaps, in the influence of Lord Loughborough over Mr Fox, one Number ridicules, vilifies, and insults Mr Martin, in all possible he saw a risk of being supplanted in his views on the Great Seal. What ways, nay in plain terms tells us that it were " as good a deed as drink" ever may have been the motive, it is certain that his négociation with the-to knock his brains out! But when threatened by that Gentleman with Whigs had been amicably carried on till within a few hours of his deli- a legal cognizance of the affront, apologizes in the most abject terms privery of that speech, from whose enthusiasm the public could little vately, and publicly in the next Number retracts the vituperation, and suspect how fresh from the incomplete bargain of defection was the lauds Mr Martin and his benevolent efforts to the skies! This is characspeaker, and in the course of which he gave vent to the well-known de- teristic and consistent.-Kent Herald.

find claration, that his debt of gratitude to his Majesty was ample, for the PROTESTANT ASCENDANCY. But if you mean by ascendancy the power many favours he had graciously coo ferred upon him, which when he of persecution, I detest and abhor it. An ascendancy of that form raises ! forgot, might God forget him Forget you!' said Wilkes; he'll see I to my mind a little greasy emblem of stall-fed theology, imported from you d-n first."--Moore's Life of Sheridan.

some foreign land, with the graces of a lady's maid, the dignity of a FANATACISM - PHILOSOPHY. - It has been the triumphant boast of side-table, the temperance of a larder,-its sobriety the dregs of a patrou's , Fanatics of all sects and all times, that the meanest among them have bottle, and its wisdom the dregs of a patron's understaading, brought been able to look down with scorn upon the pride of human science, and hither to devgur, to degrade, and to defame.--Curran. H arian to decide, without study or investigation, those abstruse questions con- . On Friday evening, a female purchased a quarter of a pound of tea, at cerning final causes, from which its wisest professors turned away in the shop of Mr Carter, Maidstone. The tea was tied up, and deposited doubt or shrank in despair: for as ihe ignorance of such persons never in the good woman's pocket, and away she trudged. She had not gone allows them to doubt, their mental continue to be as limited as their many steps before she felt the tea move. She fancied that this might be corporeal views, which see nothing between themselves and Heaven, of occasioned by her haviog touched some external object. On she jogged, which they soon conceive themselves to be the chosen Ministers and and every step she took, the tea renewed tlie jumping fit. At last, special organs. The science of the Philosopher, on the contrary, by when she had 'reached the shop of Mr Smith, the chemist, she became : giving him a more extensive and comprehensive view of things, makes alarmed, and began 'to fancy * the old gentleman" was playing her a him sensible of his own insignificance in the scale of being, and whilst it trick, or that the tea-dealer had put something alive in her pocket. She enlarges his understanding, narrows his pretensions and humbles his was afraid to put her hand in her pocket, but ran back to the shop in pride ;- for whatever may be said of the pride of science, it is always great agitation, scarcely able to articulate; “ tea!” - devil !!! “ alive!", meek and bumble compared with the pride of ignorance.- Knight on On becoming more composed, and relating the cause of her alarm, it s Taste.

... turned out that the person who tied up the tea had forgot to cut the THÉ ARTS.-- The National Picture Gallery, it is now said, will be string, and she had been walking down the hill with the tea-dealer's erected in Pallmall, and not as at first intended, be attached to the twine unrolling itself as she went. .

. Brr British Museum. It is to be hoped that, when built, its walls will not be A Modest UTENSIL.At a sea-port in the North of England (says one wholly devoted to the productions of the Old Masters, and that British of the very pleasant fellows who contribute to the London Magazine), Art will meet with its proper sbare of honour. If there be objections to I once saw a girl making a pork-pie in a vessel that loves seclusion: it, the introduction of the works of living Artists, there can be none to was standing in the open kitchen, in the full light, and seemed to blush," bringing together those of the illustrious dead, on whom Time has fixed for its ungrateful mistress, in whose service ii had lost a handle, and at his mark of approbation. Indeed, to exclude the productions of such being thus drawn from its natural retirements,".. t o re . meo as HOGARTA, WILSON, REYNOLDS, and West, from a National “COLLECTIVE WISDOM."_À whole army of noble and ignoble legis- | Gallery, would seem to be an almost impossible thing. By the way, we lators meet annually to tegislate, and it legislates on the sciences and hear that the fine Collection left by the late President, now in Newman the arts; yet scarcely one ray of science or art pervades the darkness of street, may possibly find its way across the Atlantic. Overtures, we either louise. Let those who doubt it consult the debates, the reports, understand, have been made from two of the American States, who, it the journals. Five Parliaments have attempted to determine the best xx may naturally be supposed, are anxious to obtain a body of Art from the form for ttre felly of a wheel, and five Parliaments have not agreed whehand of a native American. Indeed, leaving feeling out of the question, ther a pound weight exerts an equal pressure on one and on wo square it would be their interest to possess them, as the Pennsylvanians can inchres of surface. But they have learned to make Lalin verses, and the testify; for the exhibition of oply, one of Mr West's pictures—Christ law Peers can probably parse Re, fa, la, when the deficient syllables are healing the Sick-has added several hundreds a year to the funds of the supplied. Westminster Review, No. 7. '. Hay19** Philadelphia Hospital, to whom it was presented by the generous Artist, | The recent separation in high life, between a newly-married couple, some years before his decease. With such facts before them, even the the husband being an Earl, and the lady the daughter of a cominoner Gentlemen of Lloyd's and the Stock-Exchange may in time begin to and the niece of a Duke, was at last effected, according to the phraseothink that the Fine Arts really possess some little value.

loyy on such occasions. * to the satisfaction of all parties, there being at New DiscovERY.We are jnformed that Mr Frederic Schmidt, of incompatibility of temper between the two leading personages." MornStutgard, has discovered an Oil for chronometers and such like fine work, ing Paper. which will not freeze at minus 17 of Fahrenheit's thermometer-does not We are happy to learn that the health of Mr Wilkie, the painter, is dry at 212-and boils at 512.-As it is not affected by cold at upwards much better than had been reported. He left Geneva about three weeks of 30 degrees below the freezing point, Mr Schmidt is of opinion, in pago for Rome, where he was to winter. At the time of his departure which he is confirined by experiments, that this Oil would not be affected from the former place he was in better bealth-than he had been for the under the potest " :

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AN IMPERIAL ADONIS.--The Grand Duke Constantine is tall, stout, I adopted, we shall have nothing but howling and hooting, or apolozis well made, with a fair complexion ; bis profile is scarcely human, his and disappointments, while one decent tumble would cure all the set. nose that of a baboon; he is near-sighted, contracting his eyes when ness and sulkiness even of the Opera Company, which in the season looking attentively, which are covered with uncommonly large light eye-l beats the incurable ward of any hospital in London. Let them domu brows, hanging over them like brambles; his voice is hoarse and husky; story, by all means.-Morning Chronicle. he has a rough, soldier-like manner, sarcastic yet affable. London 1. Another separation in high life has recently taken place, which will Magazine: Art.Journal of a Detenu in Paris during the first four be severely felt by the musical world in the winter, the town mansin Months of 1814"-a highly curious and interesting Narrative.

of these distinguished persons having hitherto been the resort of the most The following singular coincidence happened in the family of a person eminent professors, and nearly every distinguished patron in the fashion, now living at Billericay .

able world. The noble person himself is gone to Italy. The lady reais First wise's name Elizabeth, and Second wife's name Elizabeth, and either in London or in the neighbourhood.-Morning Chronicle.

the eldest daughter of the family. the eldest daughter of the family, First wife had 13 children. Second wife had 13 children,

EPIGRAM. First wife twin'd twice. bal Second wife twin'd twice.

[From the Kent Herald.] First wife miscarried twice. Second wife miscarried twice.

A Baker once into his basket did peep, First wife 10 children born and Second wife 10 children born and And perceiv'd a young child lying in it asleep; 1 baptized. baptized.

A Wit passing by his astonishment heeded, First wife's eldest son died at 7 Second wife's eldest son died at 7 | And archly observed," he found more than he kneaded." years of age. years of age.

The Baker replied, “Nought on earth can be truer, When the first wife was confined When the second wife was confined For he who needs bread, needs no Children, I'm sure."

with the 13th child, had 7 child with the 13th child, had 7 chil- 1 Canterbury. dren living.

dren living. Was married to the first wife 18 Has been married to the second 18 years, when she died, leaving 7 years the present Michaelmas,

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MIDDLESEX SESSIONS. PRUSSIAN STAGE-COACHES. A private letter from Aix-la-Chapelle On Tuesday, Thomas George Lord Townshend was indicted for assas says,“ His Prussian Majesty, who is a great coach-master in this part of ing Mary-Ann Thornhill. --Mr Barry, in detailing the facts to the jury his dominions, has adopted a regulation which has been often talked of as observed that the conduct of the defendant was outrageous and names a desideratum in England. In the sum which a passenger pays on taking in the extreme. On the night of the 4th of July, having been at the his place is included everything which is required for his furtherance to theatre, plaintiff went to Mrs .'s oyster-rooms, and there met the defendas, the end of his journey, so ihat he is not to be called upon for the frequent who invited her to sup with him. He then called a coach and they dont and uncertain disbursements to postillions, coachmen, and conducteurs towards the New road; but when passing Grub's oyster-rooms of B (or guards). It is forbidden to the conductor and passengers to smoke street, the defendant pulled the check-string, and went up stairs, when tobacco, or to carry large dogs with them. Vain attempt! The liberty he called for a pint of wine, and sat down to cards. The prosecutra of the pipe is as the air we breathe--if we have it not, we die. Great feeling some suspicion respecting the characters of the persons with when dogs, if we take magnitude in a literal sense, are not always to be found he was playing, endeavoured to persuade him to leave off, and go hon in a royal Prussian diligence, but great pipes always; and if you be a | This he refused to do, and in order to force ber to wait for him, be sent passenger in an interior containing six persons, the odds are, that there her shawl, and put it into his bat. She then ordered another coach, an are five smoking, unless, from allowable obsequiousness to the mangers got into it, upon which he followed her, and they again proceeded towali of a great people, you form a sixth."

The New road. The defendant then asked her how she dared to go ant Mrs Coutts, the Duke of St Albans, and suite, have taken their depar- without him? and striking her a violent blow on the side of the head, a ture for Edinburgh. Modern Athens was the scene of the rich widow's first introduction into high life, after the probationary period of mourning withstanding her screams. until she had the good fortune to force işet

commenced beating her most brutally, which he continued to do, for the death of a beloved and doating husband had expired. It is

the carriage-door, and leap out in Thorobaugh street, where she link reported in the North, that the Noble Lord through whose influence this wealthy widow was received at Court, will have the honour of giving the

refuge in the house of a milk-woman, bebind whom she fell upon be

knees, imploring her to protect her from the fury of her persecutor, w Lady aroay to a Noble Duke, and that the Land of Cakes will be selected

pursued ber into the house. Such was the injury she sustained from the for the august ceremony.-Morning Chronicle.

defendant's unprovoked violence, that she was confined to ber room for Singers. A clever paper, on the Yorkshire Musical Festival, in the

whole fortnight.-The learned Counsel tben called the prosecutris, ob last Number of the London Magazine (which last Number, by the way, is confirmed this statement, and be was about producing other wiloen full of good things), concludes with these remarks: The Singers who

when the defendant's Counsel communicated with the prosecutrix, wil have taken the most extravagant sums of money at the Festival, have

consented to receive five sovereigns from the defendant, and to forego manifested the greatest indifference to the Music, except to show off their respective powers. These gentry, who are perfect ignoramuses, com proceeding any farther.--A juror was then withdrawn by consent. pared with such as Dragonetti, Lindley, &c, and whose musical education has not cost them one-fiftieth part of the trouble, are quite spoilt 15377 ab se bub,937 8.3 POLICE. and overpaid by the public. A voice, and a few theatrical tricks, with a masom i to amoign QUEEN SQUARE. sufficient stock of assurance, will now make a public singer; but it is On Monday eveniog, a most respectable looking gentleman, who gan necessary to have great genius and perseverance to be such a performer his name Christopher Dickenson, of Shrewsbury, was charged with have as Dragonetti. Although the vocal performers appear before the public that day distributed a number of treasonable placards in the neighbourbon with such smiling faces and such amiable looks, their jealousy and hatred of Whitehall. Mr Dickenson, in his placard or edict, which is die of one another is almost proverbial." Mr. Ayrton bas, I have no doubt, patted many frays between the ladies at the Opera-house; he has been

Shrewsbury, states 22 That during the last ten years he had be

robbed of considerable property bị the voiustifiable oppression of any a sort of upper coqstable there for many seasons, and knows what belongs that for the last seven years he had been applying for redress, not only to the jealousy of singers. I hope to see these people properly appreciated. The serpents! (as Jonathan would say) so do we wish to see

his Majesty and the two Secretaries of State, but also to the Gentleme

of the House of Commons; but that, after all these efforts, 10 reden istiem properly appreciated, adequately remunerated, encouraged according to their merits, but made to know their places and purposes. For our

was to be had. That, "therefore, his Majesty, as respected the parts, being moderate men, averse from any violent measures, and lovers

administration of Justice, had not acted up to the coronation oath in all things of gentle councils, we should incline to adopt Handel's me

Anally, George the Fourth, commonly called King, ought to be see thod of making performers sensible of their faults, thus described by the

longer, but his heir put upon the throne." _The Prisoner beinginterroga writer in the London. “In the days of Handel, if a singer gave offence,

stated that he had recently come to London to visit his daughter he used to take her by the waist, and throw her out of the window. This

I he was formerly a farmer; that he was acquainted with Mr Nethchan was a laudable practice, and Greatorex should revive it." It was indeed

Tan attorney, in Essex street, Stragd ; and that he distributed the place a laudable practice. This was letting them down a peg to some, purpose

because he had been sit-used. 2-Mr MÄRKLAND committed bin 61 aye, in those days a man had some chance of having tolerable music,

I hill-fields prison with directions for him to be taken care of. when such judicious means were taken to perfect the performers.. If

P A DELICATE INVESTIGATION. BOA man of colour. mathed Pedro they gave themselves airs, away they went into the street; if they were

la native of Antigua, was charged by Mrs. Ann Rice, married wome

a out of time or tune one moment, they were out of window the next? This residing at No.58 Orchard street, Westminster, with being was the true concert pitch. We conceive that sore throats, coughs, colds. I bed at 11 o'clock the night before. --Mrs. Rice stated that and hoarsenesses were very scarce in those exceeding good old times : bed about 10 o'clock, and, Mr Rice not being at home," she those airings from windows must have hardened the constitutions and left the door unlocked, in order that he might gelish without git braced the nerves finely, We would sain see something of the kind | the trouble of getting up. About eleven she was awoke by some revived now-a-days; harsh or severe measures are abominations to us, I in her bed; she said, " Is that you, Tom meaning her husban but any little correction in reason, moderate and yet sufficient to serve receiving no answer, she became alarhied, and ended youred to just as a hint to restrain the thousand-and-one impertinences of singers, I bed to arouse the lodgers, but was prevented by the personne would meet our warm approbation. The idea of throwing them out of her securing her by the arms. However, she called out murder window seems just the thing; a cadenza of this kind for a restive per- I watchman came into the room, and on a light being produced she former is what nobody can object 19. Until some plan of this kind is prisoner in bed, with his clothes off, She demanded to

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right he had there, but he would give ber no answer; she gave tim into relief. All the syimptoms increased until Friday morning, when death the custody of a watchman, and he was taken to the watch-house David terminated bis sufferings. A short time before his decense; his mother · Phillips, the watchman, said that from ten to eleven o'clock on Sunday night reports that he made a noise like the barking of a dog. It is to be feared he saw the prisoner loitering about his beat near Mr Rice's house, and that this will not be a solitary case, as many dogs were bitten by the had told him to be off, and he went away. When he was calling the rabid animal which caused poor Wood's death. hour of eleven he heard the cry of murder issuing from Mrs Rice's bed. Major John Bergér was ori Thursday fully committed at Bow Street, for

room. He instantly ran up, and found Mrs. Rice in the greatest state of trial, on the charge of forgery, on which he has been soino time in custody. - alarm, in bed, and the prisoner in bed also, with his arms ronnd her A Bold Taibp.- A gentleinan, residing at Peckham, has made it his neck. She cried bitterly, and begged him to take prisoner to the watch-practice to go with his facaily every Sanday to church, including the house, which he accordingly did, and when there he said that he did not serrant. Soon 'after service had begun, some three Sundays back, al gig know what he was about, and was very sorry for what he had done. was observed to drive up to the door, containing a gentleman and his The watchian was asked if Mrs Rice was undressed in bed. He said servant. The gentleman aligbted, and knocked at the door, in grand sbe had ber petticoat and stays on.-Magistrate: That's very odd; style; it opened, and the gentleman entered, the gig being left'standing females don't usually go to bed with their stays op; do you think she had at the door with the servant in it. After having remajned in the house been asleep!--The watchman said he could not tell; she seemed terribly about half an hour, the stranger came out, got into his gig, and drove off. alarmed when he went into the room.Mrs Rice said she had been fast The family shortly after returned from church, and soon became acquaipt. asleep, and was awoke by the prisoner; but she did not explain why she ed with the consequences of the visit. One bundred sovereigns had been went to bed with her stays on. - Magistrate : It is a very extraordinary affair. taken from a burean, two gold watches, three dozen silver spoons, a

- The Prisoner, in broken English, said that Mrs. Rice permitted him to silver tea-pot, and every other article of value that could be carried about enter her bed-chamber; he had met her before in the street, and they had the person. It is supposed that the pretended gentleman must bave picked taken some' refreshment together.-Mrs Rice declared that she had the lock whilst he was knocking at the door.

! ! ! Dima never seen the prisoner before in ber life.-Prisoner : She permitted me to Suicide.On Friday, a Coroner's Inqaest was held in Poppin's sleep there upon condition that I would go out at four o'clock in the courtt, on the body of Mary Walters, 15 years of age.-Mr Brown of morning, which would be before her husband came home.[Here Mr. Lodge row, Regent's park, stated, that the deceased lived in his service. Rice, the husband, was so indignant, that he could scarcely be kept A short time since, he missed 8 sovereigns and 16 shillings. He however

from inflicting a summary punishment on the utterer.)-Mr MARKLAND, did not suspect the deceased, in consequence of her uniform good conduct · to the prisoner-Where do you live?- Prisoner: I have been working at aand excellent character; but a few days afterwards, in consequence blacksmith's at Deal, but left there last week, and walked from Graves- of her dressing in a style of finery, he suspected and cliarged her with the end to London, wbere I arrived on Saturday night.--Mr MARKLAND: robbery. She immediately confessed it; and expressed her regret for

You are a most ruffianly fellow, and I have no hesitation in saying that the crime. Witness, after reprimanding her, agreed to continue her in * all you have told me is a lie; therefore I shall call upon you to find good his service, on her promising to aimnend; but on the following Monday bail to answer the charge.-Mr Rice declared he would, if he sold the morning she absconded, and on wittess going into tie kitchen, he found bed from under him, prosecute him as far as the law allowed. The she had written on 'a 'kuife-board « I am no more !" and on a tub in the prisoner was conveyed to Tothill fields Bridewell.

wasli. house, « Pray iutercede with my father, and beg his forgiveness." UNION HALL.

-Witness in mediately went to her father's and informed him of the circum. CHILD-STEALING.-On Thursday, Mrs Weller, of Frederic's place, stance, by whoin inquiry was made after her in the course of the day, but Borough road, applied for aid in recovering her child, a boy about five without effect. --Thomas Clarke, a butcher, deposed," that on Magday months old, which had been carried off by a dirty-looking woman, dressnight, about ten o'clock, he saw the deceased standing in Fleet market'; ed in a soiled wbite shawl, and light blue gown, with flowers on it. The she appeared extremely ill. Witness spoke to her, when she replied, “ It child was in the care of a little girl, who was walking with it on Thursday is too late, it is all over with me; I have taken poison." Wiiness conmorning at Walworth. The woman got into conversation with the girl, veyed her home to her parents, and medical assistance was sent for.took the child, and sent its unsuspecting nurse into a pablic-house on on Emma Stone deposed, that she was present wben the deceased was errand. When she came out, the wretch had absconded with the infant. brought home by the last witness. Slie embraced her mother, and said, It was dressed in a seal.skin cap with a gold band, and a double-bordered “ Your forgiveness is all I want in this world, I have taken poison." —Mr cap underneath, a cross-barred lilac frock, and blue worsted boots. The Butler, surgeon, said, he was called in to attend the deceased. He found Magistrate immediately directed the chief clerk to have band-bills circu. a quantity of saliva flowing froin her mouth, and the confessed to him that lated, describing the dress and person of the child, and the miscreant who sbe had taken poison. He adininistered the necessary remedies, bñt had stolen it. A great number of these bills were forwarded into the without effect; and the deceased on the following inorning expired. The coantry by the mails the same night; and no exertions have been spared Coroner said, it was evident that the deceased was in a state of insanity at by the Magistrate in rendering the unfortunate and broken-hearted the time, brought on by a sense of shame, atid not from a dread of punishmother all the assistance in his power,

a ment.--Tlie Jury 'returned a verdiet-“That the deceased destroyed her.

self while in a state of temporary insanity." "? ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c.

We regret to learn that a dreadfut accident has befallen Sir Rose Price, - HYDROPHOBIA.-James Woods, in bis 15th year, died on Friday week in

in Bart, who has been for some time on a shooting excursion in Norfolk I extreme agony, attended by all the worst symptoms of this most horrible

ille by the bursting of his, gun luis right hand has been shattered to pieces,

by, disorder.-A few days preceding the 1st of Angust, a small terrier dog I and, when the last accounts left, serious apprehensions were entertained was left at the stables of Mr Woods, who is a borse-dealer, residing in

ese.dealer. rogidince for his life.-Taunton Courier." Scotland yard. The owner of the dog gave particular directions to Mr

A singular circumstance occured al Silsden on Tuesday night last;a Woods about the animal, which he was rather apprehensive had been person got up in his sleep, and, wrenching the stanchions out of the . bitten by a dog reported to be mad. The deceased was directed by his

window, leaped into the street, and was proceeding along, when two father to watch over the dag. The animal for the next day or iwo did

females (inmates of the house), aroused from their sleep by the noise le pot exhibit anytbing unusual. However, oy the day the lad received

a had made in getting out of the window, pursued him, and on overtaking the fatal bite, the animal was observed to be snappist, and the deceased

I him, fouud hiin still asleep, and utterly, unconscious of his situation. in

On Was proceeding to muzzle hian, when he received a bite through both his I awaking bin, loe assigned as a reason for his singular proceedingthat he lips, the dog having sprung at bian as he was fastening on the muzzle. I had been dreaming he had a ratlle-snake in bed with him, and we The fright occasioned by the, hite, threw the boy so far off his guard, escaping from it. What appears most remarkable is, that he escaped with that he did not accomplish his purpose of 'mazzling him, so that the doors out any injury, save a few scratches on the skin.--Wakefield Cluronicle. escaped, and ran furiously of","biüng several other dogs tiear him, since - Saturday week, the Rev.R.O. Tylden, of Chilban, i went out shoot.

which he has peither been seen nor heard of." The father applied some ing; his gun caught in a bedge, when he was getting througbo nad going * inedicament of she turpentine kind, which stanched the blood, and in a off, severely wounded bim in die face. inili ri

, few days the wouods healed. Tbe hoy seemed to enjoy his usual bealth DABADPUL MURDERA murder, onequalled for atrocity by any that ! and spirits antil the 27th of Sepiember, exactly difty-eight days from the has taken place in this neighbourhood, since the one at Pendleton, in time of receiving the bite. Unpleasant symptoms now began to show 1817," was committed in the vicinity of Bary, on Saturday night laat, and themselvesz he complained of a soreness about his throat; be cougled has created general borror in that neighbourhood. It appears that an old slightly, and was feserish, heated, and restless.,, Dr White, of Parliament man, and his wife, lived at Birtles cuin-Bainford; between Bury and street, was called, in, and he pronounced the symptoms to be those of Rochdale. On Sunday morning, it was discovered that they were both bydrophobia. Three or four other medical gepllemen were also consulied, savagely murdered. The man was found sitting in hin clair, with his who all declared the case to be hopeless, but were willing to try all the skull dreadfally fractured, and it appeared, from the situation in which Usual reinedien. Copious bleedings were had recourse to, and be was placed he and his wife were discovered, that whilst the lourderers had been doing

in a warm, bath, at sigbf of which he manifested great horror, and became their bloody work upon him, she had endeavoured to save his life, for she a violently convulsed the muscles of the throat and neck becoming luwid, was found with her armis clasped' round his neck, and her head beaten

and appareny, gorged with blood.' During the night he rapidly grew almost to pieces. The murder appeared to have been effected by means of worse, and seemed sensible, at intervals, of his awful situation. A wish án old shovel and poker, which the murderers left behind them. The old bad been expressed by the medical gentlemen to remove him to a public man was the owner of several collages, the rents of which, it is conjecbospital; but this wus objected to by his friends and by himsell, being lured, the murderers, calculated on finding in ibe house. It happened, impressed, through their ignorance, with the idea that smothering was bowever, we learn, that he had not received any of them; and it is bethe usual means of terminating tbe life of a sufferer under this dreadful lieved that no money, or a very smalt sunn, fell into their hands. Man. ' walady. Very large quantities of opium' were administered, but without chester Advertiser. 1. V .. bo odvisnosti;

SINGULAR Deatu. Last week, John M Kean, a weaver at Glasgow, for they disregard the use of force altogether. They say " if a man upwards of eighty years of age, met with his death in a very sio we cannot make them all prefer what is best for them, we can gular manner. He had sent his grand-daughter to purchase two pies and balf an ounce of souff; being somewhat under the influence of liquor, he,

do nothing" To raise the lowest, they discard all “ artifon ber return, emptied the spuff into one of the pies, of which he after-cial irrational distinction." In their whole community they wards ate a part, which caosed suffocation and immediate death. wish to have neither “master," nor“ servant," and yet they

OPIUM EATING.-An Inquest was held at Walpole lately, on the body expect to have all the advantages which can be derived of Rebecca Eason, aged five years, who had been diseased from its birth, was unable to walk or articulate, and from its size did not appear to be

from the command of servants, without the plague and exmore than a few weeks old. The mother had been, for many years, in pense that attends them. Their confidence in the success of the habit of taking opium in large quantities (nearly a quarter of an ounce their views arises from a belief that it is as much the interest a day); and it is supposed bad entailed a disease on her child which of the rich to adopt this system as it is of the poor. The caused its death; it was reduced to a mere skeleton, and had been in that emaciated state nearly from its birth.-Yerdict _ 'Died by the visitation system, they say, appears as dark to those who do not comof God; but from the great quantity of spium taken by the mother during prehend' it, as the steam-engine did to the Peruvians before her pregnancy of the said child, and of suckling it, she had greatly they saw it in motion, and they expect the conviction of injured its bealth." It appeared that the mother of the deceased had had utility to be equally complete and conspicuous. Many of the five children; that she began to take opium after the birth and weaning of her first child, which was and is remarkably healthy; and tbat her

middling classes, and some of the higher have made applicafour children have all lingered and died in the same emaciated state as the tion for apartments, and in these apartments there are no child which was the subject of this investigation. The mother is puder distinctions. The public rooms are equally open to all who thirty; she was' severely cepsured by the Coroner for indulging in so are clean in person and dress, and equally shut against all pernicious a practice. The Price OF AN EAR:- At the New Bailey Court Room yesterday,

who are otherwise. For the use of those who want time or John Vaughan was brought up, charged with bäving in a fight bitten offa inclination to clean themselves there are other inferior eating man's ear. An officer of the cogrt stated that he had seen ibe man whose rooms; but it is expected that after labour is over (which ear had been bitten off that morning, and that he refused to appear

may be about five in the afternoon) all will be clean and neat, against Vaughan; he had been paid thirty shillings for his ear, and was quite satisfied. The man was of course discbarged.-Manchester Adver

as we understand that the richer members are inclined to tiser.

adopt a comfortable cheap dress, such as jacket and panta

loons, to avoid as much as possible all invidious distinction. MARRIED,

Their arrangements are intended to give complete liberty to On the 4th inst. at St Mary's, Marylabonne, George James Cholmondeley, Esq. to the Hop. Mary Elizabeth Townshend, daughter of Lord Viscount Sydney The bridegroom is in his 75th year, and the bride about 30. On the 1st inst. Henry Spencer Papps, Esq. of the Old Jowry, to Frances Ann,

please, with this simple proviso, that they must, by labour younger daughter of Alexander Forbes, Esq. of Upper Woburn place,

or capital, convey to the general fund as much as they take On the 27th ult. at Ballycastle, Alexander Miller, Esq. of Liverpool, to Jane, from it. They have as much land (290 statute acres) as wUI daughter of Alexander M'Nein, Esq. of Ballycastle.

On the 29th ult, at Margate, Captain Samuel Hughes, of the Madras Ariny, yield food to the whole community and their object is to to Mrs R. Waters, widow of the late Lieutenant Waters.

On the 29th ult. at Kempsey, Lieutenant Chase Bracken, of the Bengal avoid all opposition of interest. Their plan is that recom-
Establishment, to Jane Ann, daughter of Colonel Lud. Grant, of Bank House
Kempsey, Worcestershire. ..

mended so strenuously by Mr Owen; and they have been
On the 21st ult. at Edinburgh, by the Rev. Dr Meiklejohn, W, W. Watkins, enabled to put it more easily in practice from the circum-
Esq. surgeon, of Shotton, Salop, to Christian, daughter of the late Thomas
Watkins, Esq. of Linlithgow.

stance of dividing the proprietors from the tenants. In fact,

it is simply a Joint Stock Company; the stock divided into DIED. On Wednesday week, at Sneed Park, near Bristol, in the 59th year of her 200 shares, payable by quarterly' instalments of 101. per age. Maria, relict of the late George Webb Hall, Esq. On the 1st iust in Upper Belgrave place, Pimlico, Henry Elliot, Esq. aged 63.

share. The proprietors purchase the land, build the dwellOn the 1st inst. at Bath, in his 23d year, George Ashton Vade, Esq.

ings and workshops, stock them with furniture, utensils, and • On the soth ult. at her son's house, Eyfarthfa, Glamorganshire, Eliza, wife of William Crawshay, Esq. of Stoke Newington, in her 65th year.

machinery, and let the whole to a company of tenants. The On the 24th ult, at Highfield Cottage, near Woodbury, Devon, in the 76th advantages of this combination, they say, will afford more year of his age, Francis Bateman Dashwood, Esq.

On the 4th uit. at Bruges, Sir John Berney, Bart. late of Kirby Hall, Norfolk, comfort and independence for the sum of 501, a year than can in the astla year of his age.

Anne Moore, of this town, the pretended fasting woman, in the 76th year of be obtained for five times that sum elsewhere: but this is one of her age. About the beginning of 1907 this impostor lived at Tatbury, when she first excited public attention by declaring that she lived without food, and havins offered to prove the truch of her assertion by submitting to be watched. She was at last detected by a professional gentleman of the name of Fox, who

. .: COMBINATIONS. discovered that her daughter was in the habit of conveying her food daily, and conccaling it under the bed-clothes. Mucclesfield Courier.

It is lamentable that there should still be a class of persons

in this country, who delight in sounding the tocsin of alarm, in i, MR OWEN'S PLAN-ESTABLISHMENT AT exciting the fears of the upper classes, by presenting the most ORBISTON.

exaggerated pictures of the conduct-the most gross and !. The establishment of Orbiston is already beginning to at-wicked misrepresentations of the designs-of the labouring tract considerable attention. The building, when finished, part of the community. These lovers of coercionoppreswill present about 800 feet of front-four stories high. It sion-we might say blood-are again at work-having fixed will accommodate 1,000 to 1,500 individuals, and may cost with greediness on the subject of the combination laws-of from 10;0001. to 15,0001. when complete. · The east wing, the principles of which they know as little, as they seem to intended for the children, will be ready for the roof in three care about facts. No one can regret more deeply than we, or four weeks, and a portion of it will then be occupied. Be- the folly and infatuation, which have taken possession of sides the agricultural department, and such as are requisite many of our artisans-no one can be more ready to admit to supply their own wants (such as baker, brewer, tailor, that the conduct of these persons is misguided and criminal. shoemaker, butcher, &c.) they propose the manufacture of We are convinced, however, that, if properly treated, they wheel-carriages, machinery, and leather and cabinet furni- may soon be reclaimed ; but that if put down by the arm et ture; but they will be guided in a great measure by the ca- power, either under new measures of coercion, or by an oppabilities of the applicants. A gentleman of some note as a pressive exercise of existing laws, their prejudices will be machinist in London (a Mr Cowper, we believe) has express-confirmed--the spirit in which they now act, perpetuated ed an intention of joining the company, and there are others | No candid person will deny that, for a long period, the lawe similarly situated. The object intended by this experiment is of the country had been partial in character-giving adtwofold: To ascertain the extent to which all children can be vantage to masters, and placing servants and porkmen gegetrained to prefer virtue and industry to vice and idleness: rally, uader great disadvantages. In many instances, ka and to ascertain to what height the lowest can be raised. conceive, the latter were deprived of their just and natura! The way the promoters of the plan propose to proceed with rights; while the law-thus partial in itself, was still more the children, is merely in the formation of their inclinations, partially administerec. Would it not have been miraculous

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