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TAB JBWS-A law is before the State Legislature of Maryland, for dependents. Fire, like food, should always be administered when necesremoving the restrictions by which the Jews have been denied an equal sary, without reference to the hour of the day or the season of tbe year; participation in the privileges enjoyed by other citizens. A Baltimore nothing but a selfishness culpably indifferent to the comfort of oibers, paper of the 14th ult. bas the following sensible remarks on the impolicy I would require the statement of such a truism.-- Times. of this exclusion :-“ But setting aside the liberal basis upon which our government is founded,—the good of the people,--and arguing upon the

THE LORD CHANCELLOR AND THE SCHOOL BOYS. - abstract principles of right and wrong, we insist opon it, that no gorern.

(For the Examiner.] *ment upon the face of the earth bave a right to proscribe any sect on

JOHN ELDON, John Eldon, account of their religious tenets, so long as those ienets do not interfere

For people 'tis fine fun with, or endanger its stability, as no man can be held rightfully account.

'Bout school boys to make such a fuss; able to an earthly tribunal for his belief, except that belief tends to the

The thing was so new, destruction and ruin of public morals—it is to a Higher power that the

That most men but you, cognizance of such things belongs-in man it is impious in the extreme

Had sent to the youngsters a purse, to interpose his feeble and puerile efforts against the faith of bis fellow,

John Eldon, wbo is just as competent as he is to judge for himself. In a political point

Had sent to the youngsters a purse. of view, it is worse than'absard for a repnblican government, whose proud

John Eldon, John Eldon, boast it is, that the affairs of Church and State are separate and distinct

You're not such a green one concerns, to carve out creeds for its citizens, to lay down religious dog.

To throw away purses on boys ; mas for their acceptance ; nor is it less cruel that the laws should call

Your holiday letter upon those to bear the burdens of goveroment who do not come within the

Was cheaper, was better; pale of its immunities. At all times the Jew is called upon to pay his por

You paid them enough for their noise, . tion of taxes; but he is denied a participation in the making of those laws

John Eldon, by which ihey are imposed : in times of danger, the law requires that be

You paid them enongh for their noise, shall bear bis musket to repel an invading foe, but it will not permit him

But as for their Tutor, to wield a sword, becanse he cannot bear a commission. No matter how

When he comes a suitor, consummately he may be skilled in the science of war, he cannot rise above

To revel in Prelacy's joys, a non-commissioned officer in the service of our State. No matter how well

Oh! give him a Church, qualified be may be by the splendour of his genius and the profundity of bis

Who so well used the birch, knowledge, to enlighrten in the Senate or direct in the Cabinet, he cannot

And such principles taught to his boys, rise; he must be content to remain in obscurity. Are these things right?

John Eldon, No; they are as wrong as wrong can be; and we do trust that a suffi

And such principles taught to his boys. ciency of talent, intelligence, and republican virtue will fill our legislative

Norfolk, Oct. 19, 1825. halls at the next Session, to put the finishing stroke to this iniquitous rule of our constilotion, and that it inay no longer remain as a stigma upon

COURT OF KING'S BENCH (SATURDAY.) Maryland."-All this reasoning applies with equal force to the various

LAURENCE, GENT. V. CAWSTON. restrictions upon the Jews in this country, which have long been a dis

Mr DENMAN stated that the Plaintiff, an Attorney of the Court, grace to a nation calling itself free and enlightened.

bad in March last, having then been recently married, occupied the ANECDOTE OF LORD BYRON.-When Lord Byron, accompanied by

Defendant's first floor ready furnished in Boling broke rok, Walworth Lieutenant Ekenhead, swam the Hellespont (about two miles wide), he

road ; that being about to furnish a house he had possessed biarself supposed it was on the spot where Leander swam to meet Hero (which

of large quantities of linen and other valuable articles; that after being · by the bye is but a fable). The tide of the Dardanelles runs so strong,

Defendaui's lodger about a week only, the whole of the property was that it is impossible either to swim or to sail to any given point. Lord

destroyed by a fire, which originated from a copper on the base meat Byron went from the Castle to Abydos, and landed on the opposite shore,

story; and although the Defendant, from the circumstance of desiring full three miles below his meditated place of approach. He bad a boat in

his wife to leave the house, and lake bis two children with her for safety, . attendance all the way; so that no danger could be apprehended even if

anticipated what occurred, yet he, by violently bolding ibe Plaintif's his strength had failed. His Lordstip records, in a small poem, that he

servant by the arms, who was in the kitchen at the time, prevented her got the ague by the voyage ; but it was well known, that when he land.

giving any notice to the Plaintiff's wife, until it was too late to sare any ed, he was so much exhausted, that he gladly took the offer of a Turkish part of the property, iu valye mpwards of 2001. The whole was conse

quently destroyed. The Defendant had since repeatedly promised to fisherman, and reposed in his but for several bours; he was then very ill, and as Lieutenant Ekenhead was compelled to go on board his frigate,

make good the plaintiff's losses out of his own Policy of Insurance, but he was left alone. The Turk had no idea of the rank or consequence of

'bad failed to do so. . his inmate, but paid hiin most marked attention--his wife was bis nurse,

Several witnesse swore to the greater part of the above detail. and, at the end of five days, he left the shore, completely recovered.

Mr ADOLPHUS, for the Defendaut, stated, that he had ample answer to When he was about to embark, the Turk gare bin a large loaf and a cheese,

the case upon the merits, but previously took a legal objection, that as and a skin filled with wine, and then presented him with a few praes (about

the Declaration imputed malice alone to the Defendant, and not any a peddy each), prayed Alla to bless him, and wished him safe home.

undertaking to pay the amount of the loss, the action was nol maintaisHis Lordship never made him any return to this, more than saying, he

able, there being no evidence whatever of malice-Of this opinion was felt much obliged. When he arrived at Abydos, he sent over his man,

the Chief Justice, and the Jury intimating they were also satisfied, a

verdict was returned for the Defendant.. Stefano, to the Turk, with an assortment of fishing nets, a fowling piece, a brace of pistols, and twelve yards of silk to make gowns for his wife. The poor Turk was astonished, and said “ wbat a noble return for an act of

NEWSPAPER, CHAT. humanity!" He then formed the resolation of crossing the Hellespont; land, in propria persona, thanking his Lordship. His wife approved of the TURNPIKES.—The insolence of the turnpike-gate-keepers on some of plan; and then launcbing his boat, he sailed about half way across, when the trusts near town, reflects great discredit upon their employers. It a sudden squall upset his boat, and the poor Turkish fisherman found a would be difficult, perhaps, to find a more correct picture of the very watery grave. Lord Byron was much distressed when he heard of the worst part of the national character than these fellow's present. On the catastrophe, and with all that kindness of heart which belongs to him, be Kent-road particularly, soine of these persons have studied the perfection sent to the widow fifty dollars, and told her be would ever be her friend of blackguardism with a success which is quite astonishing. Such are This anecdote, so bigble honourable to his Lordship's memory, has not the frauds, anuoyances, and ruffianly treatment, that for the security been told before in print. Lieutenant Hare, who was on the spot at the and comfort of the public, all the trusis ought to be pa under some anc time, furnished the particulars, and added, that in the year 1817, Lord general or government systein of management: indeed, it would be more Byron, then proceeding to Constantinople, lapded at the same spot, and beneficial and secure to have all the gates removed, and the expense of made a handsome present to the widow and her son, who recollected thed

the roads repaired by a general -ale.-Globe and Trave!ler. circumstance, but knew not Lord Byron, bis dress and appearance having

Signor BERGAMI.-A story, supposed to be a fabrication, has been so altered him.--Edinburgh Star.

circulating through the papers, respecting this individual, who. it says,

is now living like a Prince in Russia, where he passes for a Hungarias A correspondent complains that the extensive retail haberdashers in the

Nobleman. "A Captain Price, of the Ramillies Irader, this account states, City, who employ numbers of females, are backward to allow them the

recognized and dined with Bergami'at his seat near Volsky, on the Neva. benefit of a fire on the premature approach of inclement seasons. The

“ His wife and daughter dined with them; the latter was on the eve of present weather, for instance, requires such an indulgence as much as

being married to a Swedish Nobleman. The wife appeared 60 years ibal in the middle of January; but the calendar and the inexorable rules

age, whilst Bergami did not appear more than 50. Captain Price of immemorial practice oppose it. The Lord Mayor's day according to

thought the daughter very liandsome. Whilst they drank their claret these high authorities, if the exact time at which the winter should begin ;

and hock, the young lady played several airs upon the harp, and sang and who would be so extravagant aš to burn coals to warm the benumbed

with a tolerable voice.-Bergami said he had sold the Barony Dear fingers of their servants before that epoch? This would certainly be con.

Milan, and purchased the estate where he then resided, and also the title clusive reasoning, if the winter postponed his visit till the procession to

of Count. He wore the Russian uniform, green and gold gold lae Westminster, or the ball at the Mansion-house ; but as be is often negli.

cap and feather-a sword by his side, and pistols in his bel He ap gent of these ceremonies, we do not see why the shopkeeper should respect peared to ha et weive or more domestics, and ip the lawn four feinales thew, in opposition to the evidence of his own senses and the calls of his were employe milking cows."

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Yesterday Couriers were dispatched to all his Majesty's Ministers out LORD ROLLE IXO Mo Roup

Eawn MR ROBERTI.- A correspondence lately took place of town, to acquaint them with the important fact, which we yesterday | between no less a persuange than Lord Rolle. the far-famed hero of the communicated to the public, that the “CHAFETs of Gloucestershire spell Rolliad, and Mr Roberts,

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Barnstaple. Mr Roberts and his brother their names with an E!!" Fast sailing vessels were ordered to be possess about five hundred acres

land, about three or four miles from

on ready immediately, to make it known to the different accredited courts Lord Rolle's seat of Stevenstone, and wipe 13th of September last, Mr of his Majesty.-Chronicle. '

Roberts, accompanied by two gentlemen, Oto of them ihe son of an AdWilkie, the artist, is now at Milan, in his way to Rome. Letters

miral, and the other an officer of Dragoons, spent day in shooting on recently received from this excellent person state, that his health is very

this property. Besides other game, they shot two hares. We really had much improved. It is Wilkie's intention to pass the winter in Italy.-

no idea that Aristocratical insolence had gained such bead; hanc aby New Times.

personage would dare to reproach a gentleman for killing hares on his CHILD CARRIED AWAY BY AN EAGLE.A circumstance quite uncommon

own estate. However, it seems the great Nimrods of England takes in the North, lately happened in Scania. A woman at work in the fields,

fields very different view of the matter. Lord Rolle having been told that do laid her infant on the ground, at a little distance: soon after an eagle

fewer than seven had been shot, determined to avenge their death on the pounced upon the infant, and carried it away. The poor woman, who

unfortunate authors, and an opportunity presented itself on the following heard the cries of the child in the air, is become insane, and is now in

day. Lord Rolle's Regiment of North Devon Yeomanry being asserabled the hospital at Malmoe.-Hamburgh Paper.

for inspection, Mr Roberts and his two friends were introduced into the

regimental tent, by one of the officers. His Lordsbip came to that part We are requested by Dr CHAFEY, through the medium of a friend who

of the tent where Mr Roberts and his friends were standing, and in a has waited upon us for that purpose, to state that the two letters which

most abrupt and violent manner addressed him thus :-“Sir, I underwere sent to this paper, purporting to be from him, were fabrications.

stand you or your friends have shot seven hares.” Mr Roberts assured We understand that the contrivers of this silly mode of annoying an indi.

his Lordship he had been misinformed that his friends had only killed a vidual are not unknown.- Courier.

brace, and ibat on his own estaie." Sir," replied his Lordship, “ I will Mr Soane has sent Mrs Belzoni a present ok 50., and we trust that this protect the hunting-where are your friends ?” Mr Roberts having liberal example will be followed by other friends of personal merit and pointed them out, he desired that those gentlemen who had shot the useful knowledge.-Morning Paper.

hares would leave the tent."- A great deal has been said of the ill-breedMATRIMONY." A Gentleman offers" (by advertisement in a daily ing of the lower orders C Englishmen, and compared with the people of paper) “ to either sex, any services consistent with propriety, where a the Continent, their manners do not certainly appear to much advantage, ihird person can be useful to promote alliances, between those of the first but in what part of the Continent could such overbearing savages be respectability only. He will privately ascertain every circumstance, and pointed out as those who after being courteously allowed by a gentleman secure an introduction according to the established rules of society; and for eight years to hunt on his grounds, and accommodated even with gates in no instance does he desire any advantage for himself, unless the mar- through his woods, chose to insult him publicly, because be had himself riage actually takes place."

for once allowed two friends to kill on these grounds a brace of hares ? It is confidently reported that Mrs Patterson, an American lady of On reading this precious correspondence, we imagine ourselves carried great beauty, is speedily to be upited to the Marquis Wellesley.-Even back to the feudal ages, that Lord Rolle is some Baron Thundertening Paper. It is, however, as confidently asserted by others, that the tronck, lording it over his Westphalian or Swabian boors. Not the report is not true.-Times.

slighest attempt is made in the course of the correspondence on the part WARM WORK.-A few evenings since some mischievous persons broke

of Lord Rolle to apologise for his rudeness. Morning Chronicle. one of the gas lamps on the Harrow-road, by firing a loaded pistol at it.

TAE DISTRESSED LOVER.—A very ludicrous incident took place lately Two men passing at the time, each accused the other of being the perpe in the village of Patiemuir near Dunfermline. A young man who had trator; while without giving time on either side for explanation, both been rather half seas over, determined to pay his sweetheart a visit,' but resented the imputation so warmly, that blows immediately ensued, and she being unwilling to admit him, after trying both door and window, he it was not till they had for ten minutes at least pummelled each other uo- resolved to enter the cottage by the chimney top- O love will venture mercifully, that they discovered their mistake, while the real offender in where it darna weel be seen;" but here he was both in and ovi, for her escaped in the dense fog which prevailed at the time.

stuck fast in the chimney. He had got so far down that lois feet were A beautiful woman said to a general officer, “ How is it, that having

visible, but further he could not go. The'cries he uttered, calling apon obtained so much glory, you should still seek for more " " Madom his dear love to extricate him from his direful situation, were tremendoán. he replied, “ how is it that you, who bave so much beauty, should still

ud. The family was alarmned, the girl fainted, the doctor was sent for front a put on rouge?"

neighbouring village, and a couple of masons, who were under the nePRINTING PRESS INDEX.-"Sir,-In Number 106, vol. iv, of your very

cessity of digging a breach over the fire-place, and taking him out inte useful Publication, I find an article respecting a Machine for counting

very dismal condition, after sticking there for several hours.--Scotsman. the Number of Sheets pulled by a Printing Press. I beg to say, I made

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE BEST.-The great complaint against Chief Jusa machine for that purpose some years ago, and I have a working inodel.

dotice Best is, that he is even upon the Bench an advocate. With a sinof it by me at this time. The description is as follows: it counts from

cere desire to do substantial justice, he still makes rhetorical appeals to one s'ieet to any number required; and there is a bell strikes at any

the Jury, still spins his thread of sophistry, still gives the rein to fancy, given number, which gives notice to the person who takes off at the press

insomuch that his charges to Juries resemble, for the most part, rather that such a number is complete. It is not necessary this machine should !

the addresses of a retained advocate, than the calm, discriminating, mobe placed on the press, or in the press-room, as it will work in any part

derating statements of a Judge. From the same warmth of temperament of the premises required. The insertion of the above will oblige your

which often en kindles the oratory of Chief Justice Best, have arisen obedient servant, J. SHARPE, Northampton."--Mechanics' Magazine.

most of those angry squabbles with the Bar, which, since his elevationi,

have so often occurred in the Court of Common Pleas. It would not be QUACK, QUACK !- In the late war of the Peninsula, the peasantry who fair, however, to impute all this ill-blood and indecorum to the present lived upon the line of march," and to whom the purchase of their pro- Chief Justice. The fact is, that the Sergeants are, and have long been, visjons was often almost as ruinous as the plunder could have been, were a noisy, fractious race. It is pretty generally understood that the Chief put to desperate straits to preserve their poultry. The moment a detach- Justice of the Common Pleas has always enjoyed a very considerable ment marched into a village, fowls, ducks, and turkeys, all were in re-degree of the personal regard of the Sovereign. His convivial qualitice quisition without reserve; and at length the owners of brood bens and may probably have recommended him to this honour in the first instance, reverend ganders used to lock them up in their chests and presses, as for it is said that even at this day a more agreeable and companionable soon as the drum was heard, where, being in the dark, the bipeds re- gentleman cannot be found. His gallantry, of which the records of anomained perfectlyysilent, and enquirers were informed that the last partyther court bear testimony, still manifests itself in the courteous manner in had eaten up the whole. This device succeeded for a time; but one which he treats a pretty girl in the witness-box. Indeed it is but fair to day a shrewd old campaigner, of the German Legion, carried a live duck add, that his behaviour io witnesses generally, so long as his temper is from his paniers into a forro-house where no poultry could be found, and wntouched, is gentlemanlike in the highest degree.- Liverpool Advertiser. pinched the creature till he extorted the usual " quack, quack !" The POVERTY AND CRIME.-A remarkable decrease of crimes has taken result was a simultaneous reply from all the boxes and cupboards in the place in Edinburgh lately, which has been correspondent with a decided room ; and, to the utter despair of the Spanish farmers, in three weeks improvement in the circumstances of the labouring classes." the test was general throughout the army.

SAGACITY OF A Dog.-A young man belonging to the artillery, Leith POGILISM.--We must own that the dissolution with which prize- Fort, who had been for some week's labouring under a species of insanity, fighting is threatened gives us no sinall satisfaction, though the cause is has attempted, several times to put an end to his life-gomeliines by anything but indicative of what used to be thought the character of John cutting his throat, at other times by endeavouring to drown himself. On Bull. It appears that rottenness so pervades all the parties, fighters, Wednesday last, in order to effect his purpose, he had crept into a betters, &c, that no one man can repose the least confidence in another.common-sewer communicating with the sea, out of which, seizing his -Such is modern morality! Out of evil cometh good. We here find opportunity, he plunged headlong into the water. He was observed by that the excess of immorality and dishonesty produces humanity. In two gentlemen, who gave the alarm to a sentinel. He refused, however, vain the law threatened the parties, in vain the pulpit and the press to quit his post, but the soldiers in the fort being alarmed, they hastened allacked exhibitions of the most brutal and disgusting character. The to the spot, and endeavoured to reach the young man by means of long d.sposition to enjoy the spectacle is not, we believe, abated, and poles. 'Having soon got beyond their reach, the soldiers, as a last expehumanity and decency would still therefore have been outraged, had dient, got a large dog, and pointing to the man struggling in the water, not knavery come to their relief. The combatants will not give their the noble animal rushed in, caught hold of him, and soon brought him blood for nothing, and no men will give their faith to them. - Morning safe to the shore. This is the second life that has been saved this sums

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in the last No. of the REVEREND SPORTING AT CAMBRIDGE!-Cambridge lately presented as Pamphletcer-(which contains several on ves's

ps suteresting subjects) - extraordinary scene. J. Goddard, Esq. of Maida Hall, formerly of the written by 6 William Macmichael, M.DER

D R.s. Fellow of the Royal University, had offered to wager any member of Peterhouse 5004. b College of Physicians; Physician F

inicir aordinary to H.R. H. the Duke 2501. that the Peterhouse member could not prevail on the Rev, Dr of York, &c. &c. &c." which... calls.

calls A Brief Sketch of the Progress (celebrated for his eccentricities and attachment to Peterhouse), to ride

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Mr.Contagion ; with some remarks on Quaran- from St Mary's church to Milbourne, eight miles distant, upon a man's

Contagion; with

udgment may perhaps be formed of the depth of this back, in two hours, allowing a fresh man every ball mile. "This offer the: . A tolera coordinary” from one question he puts, designed appa- | being made known to the Rev. Doctor, he readily undertook to perfora « Physician F-raordi

- at answer to all unbelievers in the doctrine of plague contagion. his part; and Saturday fortnight was appointed. At eight, the Reverend rentl " Jant (he asks) to be supposed, that so many countries should agree in | Doctor presented himself in front of the Senate House, and was received the use of the precautions of Quarantine without weighty reasons ?" So with deafening acclamations. He speedily mounted Ned Nicholls, the when whole nations believe in witchcraft or Mumbo Jumbo, and take celebrated Huntingdonshire youth, who instantly started off in quick precautions against the effects of the one and the power of the other, time. The relays were all in readiness at the appointed places, and the they must forsooth bave been actuated by “ weighty reasons !” Was Rev. Doctor won the wager, though but by half a minute, the last man there ever such miserable drivelling? His Highness of York must really he rode, Sam Gill, having fallen with the Reverend Divine, near the be a bold man to employ such a “ Playsician Extraordinary.” The winning post, and broke his (Gill's) nose. The Doctor on his return in a learned M.D. then goes on to relate a story of the introduction of the post chaise, was received with a renewal of the acclamations with which plaguc into Eyam, in Derbyshire, " by means of a box sent to a tailor he set out! from London, containing some materials for his trade"-a contagious LIGAT SOVEREIGNS.—“ A Correspondent in the last Eraminer (ob goose, we suppose, among them.

serves another Correspondent) remonstrated against a Clerk in the Bank EFFECTS OF NITROUS OXIDE.-Mr Cooper, when giving lately a for cutting up a light sovereign"-[Is not this a rather dangerous style:} lecture on chemistry, at the Mechanics' Institution, observed, ihat when _“I hint to him, that neither he nor bis friends should ever take a bank any small animal, such as a mouse or a rat, is confined in a jar of nitrous note which is defaced or worn, or consider it a more legal tender than a oxide, it very soon dies ; yet this gas may be taken into the Jungs for a worn or defaced sovereign."-[We beg our readers' charitable construcshort period without any injurious consequences. The effects of inhaling tion here.]_^ The inconvenience this refusal to take worn notes would it are extremely singular, but it operates very differently on different occasion to the Bank, would compel it to circulate cásh; and I do main individuals. In some it excites violent laughter, in others it induces a tain, that no law could compel a man to take as a legal tender a wore disposition to sleep, and in others an irresistible propensity to dancing. and defaced Bank note more than a worn and light sovereign." “ IP," continued Mr Cooper, “I can prevail upon any of my hearers to (Again,“ worn and light sovereign;"-but, however suspicious the try its effects, they are welcome to embrace the opportunity, as I have phraseology of our Correspondent, we verily believe that nothing ant. prepared a considerable quantity of the gas for those who may choose regal or personal is meant io be conveyed by it.] to take it.” Several gentlemen here expressed their desire to iphale it. Buried Alive. The following horrible statement is given by e Upon which, Mr Warrington, the pupil of Mr Cooper, alter breathing it | Munich journal:- A comedian, pamed Weitig, belonging to the for some time, moved backwards and forwards in his chair with a regular | Second Munich Theatre, was lately buried alive at Inspruck.' Sounds motion, apparently breathing the gas with increased rapidity, and exs

having been heard arising from his grave, it was opened, as well as the periencing, as he afterwards stated, the most agreeable sensations, accom

coffin, but it was too late. The hands and face of the unfortunate Weiog panied 'with an utter unconsciousness of every thing around him. Upon

were found lacerated and turned on one side."-This story appears to us one young gentleman, however, its effects were of a very different kind.

of a very doubtful character ; and though we have often heard similar The young man had inhaled the gas but a short time before he began to

ones, we never knew one that was authenticated. How long could : move himself backwards and forwards in his chair, bursting at the same

man breathe, confined in a coffin under ground? Could a sick man time into an inmoderate fit of laughter. He sprang nimbly from his

recover in such an atmosphere? If he could recover, is it possible that seat, and jumped rapidly about the platform, while every limb was l he could make himself heard in such a situation? It is worthy notice. agitated by violent and involuntary muscular motions. He rushed

that such events are rarely said to happen in populous cities, from which towards Mr Cooper in a boxing attitude, his arms striking out with in

they usually keep a very respectful distance; and yet the chances that credible velocity; and two gentlemen having seized hold of him to

they occur in such places must of course be greater than that they should restrain his impetuosity, it appeared as though the confinement of his

take place in second-rale towns or retired villages.-From the love of the arms communicated motion to his head, which he swung about with

marvellous which prevails, we should suppose that the organ of credelity extraordinary rapidity,“ grinding horribly a ghastly smile," and twisting

is pretty strongly developed in the heads of most of the lieges. Coult his countenance into every imaginable form. These violent effects

not some enterprising Craniologist manage to'examine the skulls which ceased in a few minutes, and the youth recovered his former serenity, I pour forth from Rowland Hill's chapel on a Sabbath evening? If the seemingly quite unconscious of the scene in which he had acted so con

aforesaid organ be not very strongly developed in such heads, further spicuous a part.—This curious exhibition afforded a bigh treat to the

experiments must be hopeless! spectators, wlio testified their satisfaction by peals of laughter and ap

WESTERN LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION.-Our Corres plause.-Mr Cooper availed himself of a momentary pause in the merriment to conclude bis lecture. The members, he observed, would plainly

pondent W. (whose query we inserted last week) will be gratified to perceive that upon different habits this gas produces different effects.

perceive, by a notice in another part of our paper, that this very desirs. All the gentlemen who had partaken of it described their sensations as

ble Institution is to be formed immediately. Among all the new uoder. being remarkably pleasant, with a kind of thrilling in the extremities,

takings of this active age, we know of none more deserving of encourageand an apparent capacity in the lungs to take in an immense quantity of

ment. . the gas. Many persons (himself among the rest) feel as though they

It appears by the Washington papers, that the eccentric Captain were lifted from ihe ground, and capable of flying through the air, lis

Symmes, who stated some years ago the theory, and offered to prove it operation on the human system produces sensations resembling those p!

practically, that the interior of the globe is inhabited, had set out oh : which accompany the most pleasant period of intoxication, but without

visit to the Eastern States, with the view of propagating his opinions; the debilitating effect which succeeds it. On the contrary, an individual and also of beating up for recruits for an exploring party to the northera feels much more fit for a good day's work, if he has taken a dose of cavity. nitrous oxide before breakfast.--Mechanics' Register.

In America, a new mode of Navigating against the current in riven ! Fish.-A Company is established to supply Edinburgh, Leith, and has been discovered by Mr E. Clark, who has made some experiments Glasgow with fresh fish. It is known that our market has been, upon the

to demonstrate its practicability. It consists in adding a pair of paddle ! whole, miserably supplied with that commodity; and that very often it

wheels, similar to those of a steam-vessel, to the boat. Then a rope of was not to be procured for love or money. Yet everybody knows the

sufficient length being fixed at one end to some place on the bank of the vast fertility of the Firth and German Ocean. In the fish-market alone

river, and the other end fixed to the axis of the paddle-wheels, as the it has been found that the supply was not equal to the demand, while it force of the current impels the wheels round, they wind the rope round was in the power of the producers to bring abundance. The primitive | the axis, and consequently the boat moves against the stream towards race w bo enjoy this monopoly, have not even learnt the trick of turning it

the point where the end of the rope is fixed, and the rope being fixed to their own account, like other prudent monopolists. They are ignorant | again further up the stream, the boat is again advanced, and soon snc and unenterprising; and we have been told that they stick to their old | cessively passes through the rapids of a river. The employment of this fashions in the use of their lines and nets, with a superstitious pertinacity.

method will be of most advantage in a rapid current; and in any rifet You may convince them that their bait is a very bad one, as it really is ;

which has considerable velocity it must be of considerable value, the yet they will not change it for a better, because, after such a slight to the stream itself being made the moving power; and that which constigted wisdom of their ancestors, they could not hope for any good luck, or

the difficulty of ascent, the means of ascending.-[From No, I, of tbe perhaps even for personal safety.-Edinburgh Times.

Spirit of the Times"-a new weekly cheap publication, on the plan á Pious Jaw-BREAKERS.-Dr Blundell, in his physiological lecture last

giving the best articles of all the newspapers, magazines, &c. of love week, shed dismay upon that pious class of people who are always psalm

week; which is done with tact and industry, notwithstanding a sotesinging, by showing their liability to dislocating their jaws in the prac

what too pompous parade of arrangement.] tice. The doctor says, a devout person of the Wesleyan persuasion, lifting up his voice in a hymn to its highest pitch, brought the condyloid

EPIGRAM. process to the very edge of the glenoid cavity, and, attempting a shake

AUGUsTus, at Rome, was for building renown'd, at this critical moment, actually dislocated his jaw. We hasten to give

And of marble he left what of brick he had found: publicity to this fact, that psalm-singers may not in future attempt to . But is not our Nasi too a very great master shake with their condyloid processes at the edge of their glenoid cavities. I He findo us all brick, and he leaves us all plaster

SACRED MAJESTY PRODIGIOUSLY ANNOYED BY PRESUMPTUOUS have not only been uninformed that the Chafeys of Gloucestershire spell SMOAKE.-It was one day, as I was walking in your Majesties palace at their name with an e, but we have actually been ignorant of the very Whitehall (where I have sometimes the honor to refresh myself with the existence of those Chafeys of Gloucestershire, in the orthography of sight of your illustrious presence, which is the joy of your peoples' hearts) whose name the whole world has taken so profound an interest-whose e that a presumptuous smoake issuing from one or two tunnels neer Nor- is known wherever the human voice is heard !"

. thumberland-house, and not far from Scotland yard, did so invade the VALUE OP COLONIES.-We defy any one to point out a single benefit, court, that all the rooms, galleries, and places about it were fill'd and of any sort whatever, derived by us from the possession of Canada and infested with it; and that to such a degree, as men could hardly discern our other colonies in North America. They are productive of heavy one another for the clowd, and none could support, without manifest expense and nothing else. It appears from a paper printed by order of inconveniency. It was not this which did first suggest to me what I had the House of Cominons, that the mere military expense attending the long since conceived against this pernicious accident, upon frequent government of our West India and North American colonies costs Great observation ; but it was this alone, and the trouble it must needs procure to Britain, in time of peace, little less than a million a year, exclusive of the your sacred Majesty, as well as hazard to your health, which kindled this revenue collected in them. The expense of defending the West India indignation of mine against it, and was the oceasion of what it has pro-islands, by sea alone, during the American war, cost Britain a larger duc'd in these papers. Your Majesty, who is a lover of noble buildings, sum than would purebase the fee simple of the island.Edinburgh

gardens, pictures, and all other royal magnificences, must needs desire to | Review. . · be freed from this prodigious annoyance: nor must I here forget that The new Amsterdam canal, which establishes a direct communication illustrious and divine Princesse, your Majesties only sister, the now | between the ocean and that important place of trade, surpasses, in depth Dutchesse of Orleans, who, at her highnesse late being in this city, did and breadth, every thing of the kind existing in Britain. A frigate of in my hearing complain of the effects of this smoake both in her breast and lungs, whilst she was in your Majesties palace.-Evelyn's Fumi- 1 to be capable of receiving vessels of eighty guns. - Spirit of the Times.

St forty four guns has already passed along its whole extent, and it is said fugium - Dedication.

Mrs Belzoni.—We have the pleasure to announce, that the Lords of No INNOVATION !—To say that all new things are bad, is to say that

at the treasury have come to the determination of allowing Mrs Belzoni

he all old things were bad in their commencement; for of all the old things ever seen or heard of, there is not one that was not once new. What-ish Minister at Fez, with a request that it might be forwarded to a wait

hings the sum of 2001., which that deserving woman had remitted to the Moorever is now established was once innovation. The first inventor of pews her husband's arrival at Timbuctoo. This is an act of kindness on the and parish clerks was no doubt considered a jacobin in his day. Judges, I part of the Treasury, and ought to be recorded to their credit. It may juries, criers of the court, are all the inventions of ardent spirits, who filled the world with alarm, and were considered as the great precursors

also, we trust, be considered as the beginning of better days for the

unfortunate lady, whose case we have recently ventured to recommend of ruin and dissolution. No inoculation! no turnpikes ! "no reading! no writing ! no popery! The fool sayeth in his heart," I will have nothing

to public sympathy, and perhaps as the harbinger of some effective plan

towards combining a durable provision for the widow of the lamented new!"-Edinburgh Revick-Bentham.

traveller with another object, which would have been second only to his SUGAR MONOPOLY.-Sugar has become a necessary, equally indispen-wife's comfort in Mr BELZONE's heart-we mean the permanent collecsable to the poor and the rich. The quantity of West India sugar tion of those precious remains which attest the magnitude and brilliancy annually consumed in Great Britain may, we believe, be taken on an of his services in the cause of historical science. It affords us pleasure to average at about 380,000,000 of pounds weight. And it has been re- state, that individuals of much personal worth and respectability have peatedly shown, that a reduction of the duties on sugar from the East declared their readiness to undertake whatever scheme may, after due Indies and South America to the same level with those laid on West consideration, be suggested for the advancement of the above public-spiIndia sugar, would enable'us to obtain as good sugar for 4 d. per pound rited ends, and that a correspondence is now in progress upon the subject, as now costs 6d.; but, taking the difference at only Id. per pound, it the result of which, if good, it shall be our business, as it will be our would make on the abovementioned quantity a saving of no less than sincere gratification, to lay before the public. Such a work of charity, 1,583,0001. a year !- Edinburgh Revicu.

combined with usefulness, wants but a beginning to ensure its own sucSTATE OF IRELAND.-The New Times, under the head of « Poetry,"

cess; and if Government cannot with propriety embark in it, there is yet put forth last week a quantity of prose printed like verse, on the state of

a taste for knowledge and a spirit of benevolence amongst Englishmen, Ireland, from the pen of the Poet Laureate. If we had not been tolerably

sufficient to execute their own purposes without the patronage of office. sure that nothing like a joke upon Royalty could possibly proceed from

Times. the now loyal pen of Dr Southey, we should certainly have thought that The mother of a criminal named Wakkin, who was hanged for cow, something of the sort was meant in the following passage:

stealing in Armagh, went on the day of his execution to the house of Dr Age, that came forth to gaze

Sheridan, (the friend of Swift), to beg towards a winding-sheet for her That memorable day,

son's wake, when some persons contributed liberally. On presenting Felt in its quickened veins a pulse like youth ;

their gift to the old woman, she was so elated, that after giving her And lisping babes were taught to bless their King:

ibanks and blessing, she said, “ My poor Johuny (mcaning the executed And grandsires bade the children treasure up

felon) always had good luck." The PRÉCIOUS SIGHT, for it would be a tale

PERFECTION OF POLISHED MANNERS.- Marshal Richelieu having lost The which in times to come

his first wife, married Mademoiselle de Guise, to whom, to the astonishWould make their children's children gather round

ment of the Parisians, he remained quite faithful for a period of six Intent, ALL EARS to hear.

months. On the occsaion of this marriage, an adventure happened, The noticing our most religious and portly Sovereign as “a Precious | which created great noise in Paris, but which was set down to the creSIGHT!" and the prophecy respecting the gathering of the grandchildren, dit of the Duke, as proving the high-bred and truly patrician manner in “ ALL EARS "-(long ones, doubtless) to hear tell of his Majesty's visit 10 | which he viewed certain things, that might have irritated one of less Dublin, are in the Poet Laureate's most suspicious inanner, and will, we aristocratic and elegant feeling. The adventure was this: the first Maare convinced, not a little puzzle the royal coterie at Windsor.

dame de Richelieu had for a long time passionately loved her husband, The Caafeys of GLOUCESTERSHIRE.-A Dr Chafey, or Chafy, the but being constantly neglected, and even repulsed by him, she at last Master of Sydney College, Cambridge, has published a letter, in which

consoled herself for his infidelity with her gentleman-usher. Her hushe repels with disdain the idea of the Heads of Houses having joined the

band became acquainted with the fact, and sometimes amused himself Corporation in a recent address to the Duke of York. The Reverend | by putting his wife into an unpleasant embarrassment;-it would not Doctor states, in substance, that the Heads of Colleges are quite as anti

have been polite to have done more. The death of Madame de Richelieu Catholic as the Corporation, but that Divines and Aldermen, though

housh | freed her husband from the encumbrance of this gentleman-usher; but

would it be believed, that as soon as the latter' heard of the Duke's sethey may agree in opinion, can never personally amalgamate !-Some |

cond marriage, he went and solicited from him the same place of genwag, taking advantage of the credulity of the Corrier, has been hoaxing

tleman-usher to his second wife?“ What, Monsieur," said the Duke, that paper with a letter under the signature of this anti-Catholic Master, which has brought forth another communication signed W. M. Chafey, laughing, “ once more! you are very alert indeed. No, my good sir. D.D. Master of Sydney Sussex College.” The writer of this letter says,

there is no further need of your services.” This levity in the manner of that though the contents of the former are “ substantially true." yet sit considering the accident that had occurred, and of alluding to it, was

greatly relished by the Parisians of the Court, who thought it the peris not only unauthentic, but absolutely fictitious."-A truly pleasant fellow in the Morning Chronicle, commenting on the latter epistle, says

fection of polished manners.--The Iris. * In the concluding paragraph, the Doctor favours us with a stroke of the ridiculous that is not to be paralleled; he snatches an absurdity beyond

LAW the reach of farce. Having insisted on the true description of Sydney College, and taken due credit to himself for always scrupulously writing

COURT OF KING'S BENCH. it Sydney Sussex College," he gravely adds, that the Chafeys of Gloucestershire, as is notorious to all the world, have for centuries spelt their

Friday, Oct. 21. Dame as it is signed by him!" It is notorious to all the world that the

BOYCE V. STOCKDALE. Chafeys of Gloucestershire spelt their name with an e!! We are The defendant in this cause is the publisher of Harriette Wilson's Me. absolutely lost in the immense grandeur of this thought-in imagination moirs. It was sought to recover 71. 103., being the balance of a bill due we hear ihe whole universe proclaiming the great truth,“ the Chafeys of to the plaintiff, a livery-stable-keeper, for the use of a horse to convey Gloucestershire spell their name with an e"-the idea is of insupportable Mr Stockdale from his country-house at Kensington to his town residence magnificence; and while the whole globe, from Pole to Pole, has been in the Royal Arcade, Pall-mall. There was no defence, and the Jury, of ringing and resounding with this notable fact, we alono, of all mankind, I course, returned a verdict for the plaintiff.'

WESTMINSTER SESSIONS.

more than was at all prudent,' and she fell asleep. When sbe awoke son The Court was occupied during the whole of Friday, with the trial of

after, sbe found the men gone, and likewise her legacy, which was in tw

They bad even carriei John Grossett Muirhead, charged with two misdemeanors of a revolting | 1001. notes, one 101. pote, and three sovereigns. nature. The defendant, who is upwards of 72 years of age, and of most away with them the basket of earthenware.As she can identify the mer respoctable appearance, had held,'down to the period of his apprehension there is some reasou to suppose that they will not escape detection. on the present charges, the rank in society of a private gentleman of for

QUEEN SQUARE. tune. In consequence of his being affected with the rheumatism, be was DOMESTIC Bliss.-M, William Everett, of Sloade square, was accu. permitted to sit down in the dock during the trial, in the course of which sed by his wife with endangering her life. She said he had long wished be from time to time evinced great querulousness of manner, but very

to get rid of her, on account of some property which belonged to her child little sense of the degradation of his situation.

which was in Chancery. Ten days ago be struck her, and afterwards 1 In a ease of this description, we will not disgust the public by going into threw knives at her. She had bruises all over her body; and he soorits details :-after evidence and cougsel bad been heard, the Jury found times threw her upon the bed, where he jumped on and bit her. ---Harriet a general verdict of Guilty.

Williams, who had lived three months in the house, de posed, that en The CHAIRMAN, in pronouncing the judgment of the Court upon the Tuesday week her master had some gentlemen to dinner, when they is defendant, dwelt upon the enormity of his guilt, in seeking out, and cor. dulged in drink; and at supper ber, master threw the knives after her rupting the minds of, innocent boys. The situation of the defendant ren- mistress, who must have been murdered, had not the visitors caused the dered his offence more aggravated, because he filled a rapk in society to | knives to be put out of ber master's way. , Witness had seen her mistress, which the public looked up for example, and therefore it called for a hea. ia bed, and her master in a rage biting her shoulder. -Mr Moss said be vier punishment at the hands of the Court. Under all the circumstances, lodged with the defendant, bad seen him kick his wife. Mr E. said he sbould the sentence of the Court was, that for the first offence he be imprisoned not deny what Mrs E. had sworn to. He laboured under mental and bodily for a period of nine months, and pay a fine of 5001. to the King; and for diseases, from ill usage by his wife's family. His wise knew him to be the second offence, that he be imprisoned for an additional period of six extremely irritable, yet she would not for bear from provokiog him. He months, and that he continue in prison until the above fine be paid. had many times said, “ Betsy, don't aggrarate ine ; you know the irrit

The Defendant requested, that as he was 72 years of age, and sufier-bility of my temper; I may happen to strike a fatal blow, which wil ing much from lumbago and rheumatism, he might be extended the in-bring me to the gallows, and lay you in the grave.” Her foodness e ir dulgence of a servant and a warm room. He hoped be might be allowed liquor was such, that every thing went wrong ; she drank a gallon or the use of one of the governor's apartments, or one of the state rooms, as brandy a week, though he continued to caution ber agaiast that rice! N 1 be was io tbat state of health, and of such an age, that the 15 months Moss was bere asked whether he had observed Mrs Everett to be gires to would be likely to finish bis time in this world altogether.

drink? That gentleman's reply was, that he had observed it two or three The CHAIRMAN observed that the Court could make no order on the sub

times. He wished to add, in fairness to both parties, that Mr Ererett ject. His solicitor, however, could inform him that there was a prison would himself drink half a gallon of gin at one sitting !-Mr MARILAD committee, to whom such applications should be directed.

-Half a gallon do you say? Good God! Mr White observed that The Defendant continued in court for some time after it had risen, to this was one of those cases in which a separation seemed inevitable; bat, give the crowd time to go away.

in the mean time, it was necessary that Mr Everett should find securities

to keep the peace towards his wife. COURT OF REQUESTS.

WORSHIP STREET, “UNFORTUNATR Miss BAILEY."-On Monday, Miss Maria Bailey ap

On Monday, a person of respectable appearance was charged with as peared to a 30mmons issued on the complaint of a Jew salesman named

y ap: 1 attempt to commit å nameless offence. A youth named Edwards, the sun Malachi Abrahams, who stated, that some months back be had the honour.

of a shoemaker residing in City Gardens, was on his way bome on Sunday of Miss Bailey's custom. She being then in a very respectable situation as a street'eading from the road. Edwards refused; but the prisoner after

evening, when he was accosted by the prisoner, who, invited bin down femme de chambre to a lady of title in Grosvenor square, he thought there could be no risk in giving her credit. Her order for silk, satins, laces,

wards endeavoured to get him down another bye-way, but the offer of beads, &c. came to upwards of 301, in acknowledgement of which she

half crown, and certain indecent liberties which he attempted, at once gave ber note of hand, payable, not at sight, but at convenience. At the

ne convinced the youth of his intention, and calling the watch, he gave him expiration of six calendar months, he thought that she might think her

into custody. He refused to tell his name; and on being searched, they crvenience had been long enough consulted, but she told him with an

found on bis person two books, from the fiy.leaf of one of which he cos. air of much nonchalance, that he must deem himself very fortunate if he

trived to tear the name, and endeavoured to obliterate the name, written got his money in six months more. With patient resignation he subunit.

on the cover. In a margin of one of the books was written “T. S. Petty." ted, and, after dancing attendance on her " Ladyship" for three months

One book was entitled a “ Supplement to Dr Waits's Psalms and Hyme. more, he consented to take 101. in cash, and to allow another 101. for cast

primarily designed for the use of the Congregation assembled at the Chaoff wearables, as a satisfaction for the whole 301. This offer was accepted,

st pel adjoining the Hoxton Academy.” The other was a book of the same and a bundle of shreds and patches was given up, with the promise of from Scripture, and heads of religious discourses.

cepted; description, and in every vacant space of each were pencilled various texts 1 the 101. in a day or two; but many days had since passed away, still no

The prisoner Fas: money was forthcoming, and, what was worse, the lady bad left her situa

person seemingly not more than 30 years of age. He was said to be tion. He had, therefore, no resource but an appeal to this Court.

either a preacher or teacher at a school. He was ordered to gire notice When the namesake of the last of the Prophets had told the above tale,

of bail to answer the charge at the Sessions. - it was Miss Bailey's tarn to speak. She stammered-she blusbed-she

ADULTERATED BREAD.-Mr Gregory and Mr Offor, Commissioners of hesitated-she looked up-she looked down-she looked unutterable from a baker.

he the Court of Requests, produced several loaves which had been purchared ! things. At last words,

froin a baker, and were of such a bad quality as to be unfit for homse

fond; they inquired whether a warrant could be granted to search the “ Thick interwoven with sighs, found out their way;"

| baker's premises for the deleterious ingredients used in the composition of and it appeared that, like her far-famed namesake in the song, she was such bread! The Magistrates, after carefully examining the Bakers' Act, « unfortunate.” She had been seduced by the oily tongue of Abraham, said it required that the complaint should be made within 48 hours after who, it seems was a Jew d'esprit; and she was in the way " that ladies the commission of the offence of selling unwholesome bread. It was suge love to be that love their lords," without baring any legal claim on a lord gested, that if the bread was apalysed, and found to contain deleterious at all. It was this that made her lose her place; for when it was dis-ingredients, the Magistrates, on proof of that fact, would issue a warras covered that she was likely to add a little Israelite to our population, she to search the baker's premises. Mr Offor said, he would have the bread was compelled to bid adieu to her post. This was what occasioned the analysed, and would also send a loaf to Mr Peel, that he might bare the delay in payment, and she never thought her dear Abraham would bave Bakers' Act amended. treated her thus ! Malacbi could not deny “the soft impeachment.” She looked at bin-he returned the glance. It was worth a Jew's eye to her, for be melted. She sigbed, and wept, and wiped the pearly tears with one

ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c. of his own best cottons with a blue ground and yellow border, that perer

In consequence of the number of lamps broken by the young academics could have been bought for less than eigbteen pence. Has not a Jew

at Cambridge, the gas contractor bas been obliged to abandon his cat feeling? says Shylock. To be sure be bas! And accordingly Malachi

tract, and the lowp is now in total darkness, except so far as a partial relepted--the process was suspended-and the fond couple left the Court

return to candles and oil prevents it; and it is doubied whether any persoa anicably together.

will have the boldness to venture on a fresh contract under such discue

raging circumstances.-Morning Paper. POLICE.

On the 8th inst. John Hall, gentleman, of Stoke, near Newark, aged

about 60, went out before dinner, in company with Mr Wakefield, young MARYLABONNE.

gentleman of the same village, and a Mr Green, of Flintham, to take the How to GET RID OF A LEGACY. - Charlotte Blythe, residing in Old pastime of shooting; during their excursion they bad occasion to pass : Compton streel, made the following complaint on Monday night; She gate ; Mr Hall climbed over it, and was immediately followed by Mr said she had that morning been to Paddington to receive the amount of a Wakefield, with his guo io his band, which by some mischance went on legacy. Returning through Oxford street, she was accosted by a travel when the whole contents were lodged in the back of Mr Hall, who only ling chinaman, who urged her to purchase some of his wares, and eventu: exclaimed, “ Oh! Wakefield, what bave you done?" and immedistels ally she bargained for the contents of his basket, and paid for them. She fell and expired. No language can express the grief of Mrs Hall (ebit then wont into a public house with the carthenware man, lo take some drep lie had not any) and the extreme apguish of mind of Mr Watetek refreshment, and there be and his companions persuaded her to drink to whom, it appears, no blame is at all attributable.m Lincoln Mereus.

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