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The second, had for its object the relief Since the publication of our last number, of Destitute Seamen, and was held at the three public meetings of considerable im- City of London Tavern, on Monday, Jan. portance have been held in the metropolis. 5th, William Wilberforce, Esq. in the The first of these took place on the last Chair. The subject of the meeting was day in 1817, and was intended to celebrate the tricentenary of the reformation. In feeling called forth by the occasion. A
very appositely spoken to, and with a the early part of the meeting, the chair liberal subscription was immediately enwas occupied by the Rev. Charles Simeon tered into, and, we rejoice to add, that of Cambridge, but vacated by him on the entrance of the Duke of Sussex, who had and relieve the necessities of those dis
the committee appointed to enquire into promised to preside, and was prevented tressed men have been countenanced and attending sooner by the intensity of the supported in the most encouraging man. fog and the breaking down of his carriage. The company present were very India House subscribed each £200, and
The Trinity House and the East numerons, and were addressed on the
the Marine Society clothing for 100 men. object of their assembling, by many clergy The Committee entered immediately on men and gentlemen of the first respecta- their labours at the King's Head. Some bility. The Royal Duke who presided hundreds were examined, and received observed, that he was the friend of civil temporary relief; but the objects of misery and religious liberty, and with pride he
at first poured in so fast as to overwhelm looked back to the noble stand made in
the Committee. Their attention is, howformer ages by his ancestors against re
ever, unremitted. The Lord Mayor has ligious tyranny. God forbid he should
been also very active, and has sent 100 of ever relinquish such noble principles, or
them to the London Workhouse, others dare to find fault with the man who fol
to Newington Butts, and elsewhere. lowed his own conscience. That man's
Government have ordered three sloops to God was his only judge, and no man on be stationed for them--one off the Tower, earth bad a right directly or indirectly to
another at the entrance of the London say what should or should not be the arti- Docks, and a third as an hospital-ship. cles of a man's faith. It was to him a source of the greatest enjoyment, that his
The third meeting was held at the father was the Sovereign, not of slaves, Crown and Anchor Tavern, in the Strand, or of an ignorant barbarous horde, but of of the most advisable steps to be pursued,
on Thursday, the 8th January, to consider a free, independent, honest, enlightened for the immediate relief of the destitute, people. This was a title far, infinitely and the ultimate suppression of mendicity far, more honourable to the monarch than
in the metropolis. that of Autocrat, Emperor, or any other: banker, occupied the chair, and resolu.
Mr. Williams, the To be the father of his people, and that people a free one, was the highest honour
tions were adopted to take such measures a king could have. Liberty was the birth
as are most likely to conduce to so desira
ble an end. right of a British subject, and be was the worst of enemies who would try to take Singular Accident.-- Japuary 18th, this away that liberty. He had heard truths evening, about seven o'clock, the Salissince he came there which seldom reached bury coach stopped in the vicinity of a Court. With attachment to liberty he Charing-Cross, and during the temporary came among them, and with the same absence of the driver (who, we underfeelings he would now depart. These stand, got off to transact some business), feelings had been approved and fortified the horses took fright at some object, and by what he had heard, and he trasted the set off in fall speed along the Strand, impression made on his mind would be the imminent danger of the passengers. permanent. If a cry were raised that the The horses could not be stopped until they Church was in danger, they ought to treat ran against the fence surrounding the such nonsense with contempt. No Church open sewer at the corner of Southamptonin a Protestant country would be endan- street, and were precipitated into the gered by the diffusion of knowledge. Let abyss, a depth of twenty feet. The guard, them rely on the secure approbation of who was behind, fortunately escaped untheir own consciences for the justification hurt, by leaping off. There were four or of their acts.
five meu at work in the hole at the time,
who fortunately escaped, by precipitately appellee to make his replication. On the running into the open sewer, which 24th instant, proceedings were renewed, empties itself out of Southampton-street when the appellee's reply was read by into the Strand. By the weight of the Mr. Le Blanc, stating the facts recorded in horses the arch of the main sewer was his former trial, and therefrom averring, broken in. Of the four horses, three that “ the said circumstances and facts set cleared the sence, and fell into the excava forth in this replication afford stronger tion. Fortunately the traces were broken presumptive proof, that he is not guilty," by the sudden jerk, leaving the coach and than that he was guilty, wherefore he one of the wheel-horses on the very brink prayed to be “permitted to wage battel aof the abyss. There was no passenger in gainst the said William Ashford.” The the coach. In a few minutes a great counsel for the appellant requesting of the crowd were assembled; the military court time for answering to this replicaguard immediately arrived from the Savoy, tion, their Lordships ordered the appellant and formed a circle to keep back the mob. to be prepared on the following Thursday. By great trouble and exertion the harness was loosened; a crane was erected to get out the horses, in the execution of which, Horrid Murder, near Derby.---- On the three of the large scaffolding poles, that 18th ult. Mrs. Greatorex, 63 years of age, were erected to support the pullies, gave the wife of John Greatorex, a small farmer way, and fell with violence among the of Alvaston, near Derby, was barbarously crowd, by which one man had his arm murdered in a cow-house, where she went broken, and several were slightly wound
for the purpose of milking. She was dised. The three horses were extricated with covered about seven o'clock with her head great difficulty; they did not appear to shookingly bruised and cut in many places, have had any bones broken.
apparently with an instrument: though Conl Duties. It is generally understood, not quite dead, she was speechless and inthat the present system of coal-duties, over
sensible and died in a few hours aftersea and coast wise, are to undergo a revi
Suspicion has fallen upon a persion ; and it is not unlikely but that some
son named Jackson, of the same village, modification of these duties will take place,
who is in custody. with a view to lessen the price of this ar Durham.-- A few days ago, Mr. George ticle to the inhabitants of all the districts Wardle of Ixmonsley, shot a woodcock, which are sapplied with coals coastwise. in Sacriston Wood, near Durham, whichi The improved state of the collieries at falling into a holly-bush, raised a fox that Liege, and in other parts of the Continent, was lying there. Reynard immediately render a red uction of over-sea duty neces seized the precious morceau, and made à sary.
precipitate retreat with it, to the no small State-Prisoners.-Within the last few mortification of the wearied sportsman. weeks all the persons apprehended under
Lincolnshire.-- An inquest was held at the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act, have
the castle of Lincoln, Dec. 30, by Mr. been set at liberty on their entering into recognizan ces to appear in the Court of Bunyan, coroner, on the body of John King's Bench on the first day of next term, This unhappy mortal fell a prey to the re
Raithhy, the Theddlethorpe murderer. and from day to day, to answer such mat
morse he feit for the bloody deeds he comters and charges as might be then and
mitted at Theddlethorpe, on the 7th Octhere preferred against them, with the ex
tober last, viz. the murder of Thomas Hall ception of Mr. Evans, of Newcastle-street,
and Mary Grant, which he confessed most Strand, and his son, both of whom refused
unreservedly, and with every mark of sinto comply with these conditions, and re
cere repentance. It was stated that ever jected any compromise that might leave since his committal he had been unceasthe least doubt as to their innocence. This ingly in prayer; and his agony of mind, firmness has produced the desired effect,-accompanied with visions of horror, conan order for their unconditional release tinued day and night till nature sunk un, was received by the keeper of the gaol der the conflict. The verdict was --Died in Horsemonger-lane, ou Jan. 20th, and
from excessive grief. the two gentlemen were restored to liberty the same evening.
Very singular Accident. On the 23d
Dec. about one o'clock in the afternoon, Appeal of Murder.-In our last we men
two sons 'of Mr. Hippisley, of Chewton, tioned that this singular case had been deferred till the succeeding term, to allow the house at Little-Mills, for some wheat which
and another boy, were waiting in the mill
had been sent to be ground; the eldest to a great extent, proceeded on Monday was leaving on the hopper, watching the week to search for them, and with much progress of the operation ; suddenly, with- difficulty succeeded in taking eight perout the least warning whatever, the upper sons into custody; the capture was effected stone was rent in three pieces, with a tre- between the hours of eleven at night and mendous report, heard at more than a three in the morning. The cases were quarter of a mile distance: the three parts so numerous, that the examinations lasted : of the stone were projected through the from Wednesday morning (by adjournmill with the velocity of a cannon-ball; ment) until Monday noon, when they and one of them about five hundred weight, were all commited to Warwick goal. The being thrown towards the wall, near headborough and Mr. Payne went on the which the youngest of the boys was stand- Tuesday following to the house of the moing, crushed his foot against the wall, la- ther of some of the offenders; and after cerating it in a most shocking manner, in- searching some time, found, secreted on somuch that immediate amputation was the stairs, 1800 counterfeit sixpences and necessary, and was performed the same 900 shillings, all papered and packed up evening. The boy is doing well, but the for sale ; and on the Thursday following cause of the accident remains undisco- the same premises were again searched, vered ; and considering the narrow escape and several French shawls and some lace the two other boys had of being killed, were found, which had been taken in part the piece of stone having passed close by of payment for forged notes. The notes the head of one of them, it seems almost are the best executed of any yet discoa miracle that no greater damage was vered. done by the forcible projection of 15 cwt. Singular Circumstance. Belper, Jan. 6. of stone in three pieces, through the small « On Friday the 16th ult. a female (from space in which the three boys were
whose jaws I had before extracted eleven standing.
teeth) came to me frantic with the toothNorthumberland.- A boy, about ten ach. With the first blood that came out years of age, lately met his death in a sin- of her mouth, after the tooth was extractgular manner in the neighbourhood of ed, came an insect of the winged tribe, Newcastle. He was amusing himself in a about half an inch long; its shape much stubble field, with some of his companions, like an ear-wig, with horns, eyes, legs, by attempting to walk upon his hands and and tail, its hind parts rather broad. head, when a blade of straw passing up From the excruciating pain (I believe) his nostril, entered the brain, and caused it had occasioned, and the tartar that his death in a few hours afterwards. adhered to several parts of its body, I
concluded it must have lived in the jaw Manchester.--An explosion happened on Friday Jan. 9. in Jersey-street, Manches
some time, but appeared to have died the
moment it came out. In thirty years ter, in the following manner :-Messrs. A. and G. Murray were driving a tunnel for practice having never seen any thing of their gas works, and the workmen being distress, 'I knew not what to make of it.
the kind, nor a patient in such agonies of incommoded by the water gaining upon I took it to an eminent surgeon, who, on them, imprudently opened into another examining a skeleton jaw, said, that the tunnel, (connected with their gas appara- lines of the tooth I had taken out, reached tus,) for the purpose of letting it off. In this latter tunnel it is probable a quantity and no doubt remained but the insect had
a hollow between the jaw and the nuse, of gas had been generated from the tarwater, &c. which usually ran into it, and had there grown to that state, and came
been taken up by smelling, when an egg, on the approach of the candles it exploded
out with the blood when the tooth was with a tremendous report, found a vent through the shaft, and broke the windows extracted. This case should be a caution of some houses in the neighbourhood.
to people how they smell at flowers and Fortunately, this is all the mischief that lest they hatch them in the head, and bring
herbs, on which are the eggs of insects, was done, with the exception of one man
on diseases and premature death. The and two boys slightly burnt.
animal is preserved in spirits, and may be Extensive Forgery.--Birmingham, Jan. seen by the curious, at No. 38, Long-row, 5. The police officers having obtained in. Belper.-J. G.”—Sheffield Iris. formation of a large party of negociators of Fire in Sheerness Dock-Yard.-Saturday forged notes of the Bank of England, resi- January 11th, half-past nine p.m. the dent in this town and its vicinity, and sus firing of the minute guns from the pected of carrying on that nefarious traffic Northumberland flag ship, and the ringing
UP ing aed
act. Fibe uch
PAN road pre that
of the Dock-yard bells, announced to the Swan; and the guards and coachmen
very respectable meeting was held at the dock-yard men, prevented the fire from sideration the report of a Committee apextending farther, otherwise the whole of pointed at a previous meeting, to make a Blue-town would have been in imminent digest of regulations for the government danger. • Fortunately, there was but little of a Saving Bank for this district. The wind at the time. The cause of this ac Mayor having been called to the chair, cident has not yet been ascertained. Lieu. the report of the Committee was presented tenant Griffen, of the Susan cutter, and by Mr. Richard Fawcett, when various Mr. Brooman, master measurer,
observations were made by the Rev. amongst the first who repaired to the Armitage Rhodes, William Walker, J. W. fire, and distinguished themselves by their Tottie, and Benjamin Dealtry, esqs. and activity. One man was wounded on the Mr. Edward Baines, the latter of whom head by the falling of a piece of timber, objected to vesting the whole stock of but not seriously.
the bank in the public funds; and proSalt Duty.-A County Meeting to con- posed an amendment; this produced an sider the propriety of presenting a Petition animated discussion, which concluded by to Parliament, for the Repeal of the Duty the amendment being withdrawn, when on Salt, was held at the Crown Ion,' the original report and resolutions were Northwich, on Tuesday, the 20th January. put and carried unanimously. As a mauure, salt has been proved, by As a further proof of the utility of these the most experienced agriculturists in this institutions and the beneficial effects which district, to be of very great value; and are likely to result from their general aits excellency as an article of food for doption, we subjoin the following :- The cattle is generally acknowledged. Yet, Rev. Armitage Rhodes said,—There existthough it is so valuable and useful as ed a very great ignorance among the la& manure, and as an article of food for bouring classes as to money-affairs; some cattle, the landed proprietor and the dairy, of them had no notion what interest meant; farmer are debarred, by the heavy duty he had now in his hands 200 guineas which on it, from applying it as extensively as a man had kept by him many years, and they would wish to agricultural purposes. which at last he had entrusted into his Such is the injurious tendency of this im- hands, from an opinion that as he was post. We hope, however, that it will be not in trade it would be safe. When he abolished in the course of the ensuing first came to receive the interest, he was so
much surprized and overjoyed, that he burst into tears, and every subsequent time
he received it with great emotion. There York New Bridge.- On new-year's day was one class, that of domestic servants, a grand procession of the six Royal Mail to whom this institution would be most Coaches, of York, passed over the com useful; many of them had the means of pleted half oftbe magnificent New Bridge, saving small sums, which they were frethere to open the carriage-way of that fine quently at a loss how to dispose of safely. structure, in the presence of the Magis. Though he was but a young man, two of trates and their Solicitor, who declared his servants had saved a considerable sum, the road to be public. The procession, ac one of them 801. and the other 1801. and companied by part of the excellent band he did not doubt but that numerous other of the First Regiment of Guards, and at domestics might be in the same situation; tended by a most numerous assemblage of to these persons and great numbers among spectators, passed through several princi- the labouring classes, such an institution pal streets and afforded a pleasing specta- must be of great service, for there was nocle. The guards of the several coaches thing of which the labouring classes were fired a royal salute in passing and return more ignorant than that of using money to ing over the bridge, also at the mansion- tbe best advantage. house, at the benevolent Col. Lloyd's, at
Selby Markets.-The Hon. E. Petre, of the Tavern, and at the Black Swan. A Stapleton Park, in the exercise of his usual number of gentlemen partook of an ele- liberality towards the town of Selby, havgant public dinner provided at the Black ing abandoned his claim of toll on corn, VOL. II.
&c. exposed to sale in Selby market, ma old, is of weak intellect. On the afterny of the principal farmers in the vicinity noon of the 15th January, a dispute arose announced by public notice their joten- between him and his mother, respecting tions of bringing thier corn thither; con some tobacco, which she had just pursequently Monday seemed to be ushered chased, and of which she refused to give into the page of chronology (under very him any part. Irritated by this refusal, promising appearances) as the commence he attempted to take it out of her bosom. ment of a new æra in the corn-trade there. Her brother, James Hammerton, interAbout ninety waggons, loaded with differ- fered, when Cheesborough snatched up the eut grain, entered the place, which ex coal-rake, and struck him a violent blow ceeded the expectation of the inhabitants; on the side of the head, which fractured many of the most respectable dealers, from his skull. The wretch then furiously redifferent parts of the country, were in at- peated his blows, broke his uncle's left tendance, and nearly the whole quantity arm, and otherwise so much bruised him, was bought up at very good prices; and that an amputation must take place, if from the mutual satisfaction experienced indeed that operation be able to save the by the farmer and the dealer, derived from poor old man's life. His mother went to the proceedings of the day, à continuance a neighbour's house to procure assistance, may reasonably be expected, and especially when her son met her on her returr, and when proper depositories for the conveni. saying with an oath, that he would give ence of factors are directed on the banks it her, levelled a furious blow at her head, of the river Onse, which extends its com by which ber skull was severely fractured. munications to different parts of Yorkshire He repeated his blows, with one of which and the adjacent counties. No doubt can he broke her left arm, and with another be entertained, but that Selby in a little made a large hole betwixt her sboulders, time (in proportion to its extent) will rank sufficient alone to produce death. The in eminence with the first corn-markets in poor creature languished in great agony the north of England.
until the following day, when she exParricide.--In a small cottage on the pired. The inhaman wretch, her son, side of Grange-Moor, near the column was immediately taken into custody, and Osually known by the name of the Dumb after the coroner's jury had found a verSteeple, lived James Cheesborough, along dict of wilful murder against him, was with his mother, and his mother's brother. committed to York castle. The young man, about twenty-seven years
Settle, banker, to Miss Mary Hall, of the Lately, at Chiddingley, Sussex, Mr.J. former place. Pocock, widower, aged 73, to Mrs. H. Wil 23. The Rev. Thomas Atkinson, M.A. of lard, aged 63, who had previously been Hartshead, to Frances, youngest daughter four times a wife, and as often a widow. of the late S. Walker, esq. of Laseelles-hall, 'The ceremony was preceded by merry near Huddersfield. - Ai Manchester, Mr. peals on the church bells, the first rung J. B. Laidlaw, of Leeds, confectioner, to by six men, whose ages together amounted Miss Laidlaw. to 403 years; and the second peal by 24. Mr. B. Cookson, of Hunslet, near another set of six, whose united ages made Leeds, to Miss Sarah Tate, of Halifax.400 years. The happy couple trotted lov Mr, Jacob Wilks, of Hull, merchant, to ingly from Hymen's altar, and appeared Miss Maude, of Otley.—Mr. Gaunt, baptist to anticipate with delight the coming en minister at Sutton, near Skipton, to Miss joyments of the honey-moon. They each Ann Lister, of Bramley, near Leeds. possess a little property, and can boast a 25. Mr. D. Paul, of Yarm, surgeon, to progeny of nearly one hundred children Miss Lee, of Pinchinthorpe-ball. aud grand-cbildren.
30. T. Chamberlain, esq. of Skipton, to Dec, 19. At Carlisle, John Moffat, esq. of Margaret, only daughter of Robert Dype