The Guardian from London, Greater London, England on June 16, 1821 · 3
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quarrel with somebody j and, in pursuance of this laudable resolve,, fastens on the hon. baroness let-iter. SirEiuxcis, however, having never meant any thing JwjsonaHy .offensive (which, indeed, might easily be seen by any man who could read, and who iwa&notitt-a passion) felt no difficulty in disavow-ingany such meaning. Here the matter ends; and the right hon. gentleman may still continue to indulge n all those reflections which a knowledge of the opinion generally entertained of him will doubtless suggest, and to exhibit a living example of the disgrace arid contempt with which even first-rate talents visited, when , their owner forsakes the path of political rectitude. MANCHESTER, June 16, 1821. We have much pleasure in stating that the Sound Sjutics on cotton yam have been reduced, by an edict fipm the King of Denmark, from 30 stivers to 1 8 stivers per 501b weight. It may not be generally known, that some weeks ago the Chamber of Com jncrce of "this town presented a memorial on this subjectto jjiis Majesty's Government, which received their immediate attention ; and the favorable change which has taken place may probably be attributed to the representation then made by the Chamber. The duty hitherto levied .has, we believe, been no less than 3 percent on the present value of cotton yarn j which exceeded, in a very great degree, what has been levied on any other article. Since our lastj advices have been received from Savannah, of the 14th May. Cottons had again advanced. Uplands had been, gold.atJ5 and 16 cents of good quality, for the French markets. Sea islands also were full 3 cents per lb. higher. Freights were 7-8ths per lb. and bills at 7 to 7 premium. Our jflacei this week have been very numerously . attended; we believe we may say more numerously than on -any former season. The very favourable state of the'weather, and the present comfortable Icircumstarices of the labouring classes, which have enabled them not merelj' to spare time for attendance, but also to appear in better clothes, have rendered the festivities of the week very interesting. The improvements that have been recently made fin the course, by affording extended aecommoda-Ition to the' spectators, have obviated all the incon- reniences which were formerly the occasion of con siderable Confusion,' and sometimes of serious nc- idents. The sport has been excellent. The oe for the cup on Wednesday, as usual, ex ited the most prominent interest a better ontftsterf race we never witnessed: and. what always increases the pleasure of the multitude in such matters the knowing ones were done. The .Jfree handicap on Thursday, was also a beautiful cedentedly great, particularly on the last day, the jround has been cleared without any difficulty, and, jntil the last heat of the plate yesterday, we ad not heard of the slightest casualty. While this icat was runnhuc, we-observed, with some surprise iiid apprehension, that tiie course within the distance chair was crowded within the cords, and the people allowed to remain there, .although the danger-was manifest. ' "As the horses were coming in at fulji speed, a man, rashly Crossed between the two liratand Lucinda, which was only afew yards behind them. Lucinda ran against him, and was thrown lown with great .violence, and the man was unfortunately killed. Nicholson, the rider, was also severely hurt. ' The number of marriages at the Collegiate Church, fjrom. the ,9th iost. up to yesterday, was me hundred. Of eighty thousand pounds worth of Bank notes sent up to town from Liverpool, it has been said .there was no one forgery ; and only one out of two hundred thousand pounds worth transmitted from Manchester. The Bankers who collected such a (quantity, with so much discrimination, may well jdeserve the compliment that' Mr. Hase is reported Jto have paid them. A correspondent, however, Remarks, that when the old shillings and sixpences ijjrciQ called is, there were almost aifew objections fnade to their acceptance by the collectors; though thu'Sjpublic had for years before been annoyed and defrayed by a deluge of base coins of that denomination. How can this be accounted for? From liberality towards the public, or from a wish to preserve the credit of the system? So large was the proportion of Birmingham silver in circulation formerly, that, on a bet being made in a party of gentlemen, that there was not a mint-coined shilling in the pockets of the company, more than twenty shillings were produced, and out of all, four only were regarded by the party as genuine ; these were sent for severer examination to a neighbouring silversmith,, who immediately pronounced two of them to .have been illegally fabricated; and the remaining two, on being assayed by an officer of the mint, were declared to be as spurious as the rest. Birmingham Mercury. A new specimen of 2s. 6d., Is., and Gd., base coin, has been thrown oft by the fabricators in liir-miihgham. .They are admirably executed. The fault formerly noticed of a want of proper relief to tUe lion in the right quarter, as well as in the word Dei," has been obviated. They even ring well ; and, with the exception of his Majesty's head being unlike, they can with difficulty be detected. About 8. of this coin were found in a house in Calton, on Wednesday night. Glargoto Chronicle. A great number of counterfeit shillings are in circulation, chicly dated 1820; the head is considerably Hatter, and the edge on the outside of the letters is very imperfect; on the reverse there are; no marks between the letters: on the garter for instance the good have a. small bead hetwecu Hosrsorvour MALVrflKse and seven at the end; the bad have none. Two very haudsome monuments have just been placed un in St. Paul's Cathedral, to the rivrht of the north entrance, to the memory of the late Lieut. -(jeueral Sir Thomas Picton and Major-Gencral Hay, who fell at the battle of Waterloo. Letters from all the grape-growina: parts of France concur in stating, that incalculable damage has .bceu done to the vineyards, by the sharp frosts hud hail storms at the close of the last month, particularly in the night of the 28th and 29th. Several vineyards, which promised an abundant vintage, ro lnul waste. A young cuckoo was discovered a few days since in the, roof of Peamore-house, near Exeter, where it had been hatched by a water wagtail, and is now daily fed by its foster-mother. It is a-well-known fact, that the cuckoo u-sver hatches its own young, but deposits a solitary :gg for incubation in the nest of. another bird. It is a common opiraon, that every generation of man is less iu stature, as well as shorter lived than that which preceded it; and it seems quite settled that every thing grows less and less, except taxes and straw bonnets. - The Grand Jury sitting at the Old Bailey last wfek, returned a true bill against the proprietors of John BhIL, ministerial Sunday paper, for a lifcl. -A true bill was also found agaiust Jane Car-life, for the like offence. pTho Mock Constitutional Association prepared tK bills of indictment against Mr. Hone, of Lud-gte-hill. The London Grand Jury was dismissed . qn Friday, ami they did not think proper to prefer j It is said that the Bridge-street gang begin to find talker's Hotel, No. 6, Bridge-street, Biackfriars, fther too bot for them, and that they purpose au amediate and silent decampment We learn that &am wags are playing tricks on the worthy So-ejty in Bridge-street, by sending from the country utcels. with dead ears, rat, and all kind of offal, (dressed to J. B. Sharpt Esq. Honorary Secre-m to the Constitutional Society, Bridge-street, liters, we also hear, arrive daily, enclosing re-, Stances of brown paper. Qn Tuesday evening, Messrs. Wooler, Edmonds, 5J$ Maddocks arrived at Warwick, in the custody (Ribbon, the Lord Chief Justice's tipstaff, and ele lodged in the county gaol, pursuant to their ,ijective sentences. They left the coach at its . bailee, into the town, and walked to the prison he great disappointment of many persons who :re assembled at the Warwick Arms lun, to wit-their arrival. H'anrirfc Paper. . The Coronation. It appears that,- at length; the day has been fixed for, this ceremony, as the following proclamation was issued ou Mondays BY THE KING.' A Proclamation appointing a day for the Solemnity of the Coronation qfhu Majssty. GEORGE II. '"i Whereas, by our Royal Proclamation, bearing date the 6th day of May, 1830. we did. amonirat other things. publish and declare our Royal intention to celebrate the- solemnity or our noyai coronation upon Tuesday, the 1st of August then, next ensuing, at our Palace at Westminster; and whereas, by our Royal Proclamation bearing date 12th July, we thought fit to adjourn the said solemnity until our Royal will and pleasure should be further signified thereon: and whereas wp hn.vp resolv ed, by the favour and blessing of Almighty God, to cele- uraie tne saursoienmicy upon Thursday, the lytn ot July, at our said. Palace at Westminster, we do, by this our Royal Proclamation, give notice of and publish our resolution thereon? and we do hereby give strict charge and command to all our loving subjects whom i t may concern, that all persons, of whatever rank or quality sover they be; who, either upon our letters to them directed, or by reason of their offices and tenures, or otherwise, arc to do any service at the time of our corouation, do duly give their attendance at the said solemnity, on the said 19th day of July, in nil respects furnished and appointed as to so great a solemnity appertained), and answerable to the dignities and places which every one then respectively holdeth and enjoycth; and of thia they or any of them are not to fail, as they will answer the contrary at their peril, unless by special reasons, by ouroelf under ova-sign manual to be allowed, we shall dispense with any of their services or attendance. Given at our Court the 9th day of June, 1821, second year of our reign. ;It is expected 'that there will be a batch of new Peers created on the ceremonial of the coronation. Besides the advancement of several Peers to higher titles, we have heard' the names of Mr. Forrester, Sir James Saumare'z, Sir' Watkin Williams Wynn,. and two or three Irish Peers to be made British; " ; Among the curious claims made to the Court of Claims, is one from Messrs. Godfrey and Cooke, chemists in Southampton-street, Covent-Garden, to supply the oil with which to anoint the King at the ceremonial of his. Coronation. As the claim, of these gentlemen was only, founded on having done the same for the late King, and on no royal grant, it was dismissed". We believe the oil for the French Kings, is obtained ready consecrated from Heaven. A wide difference from buying a pint of Florence, at a chemist's in Southampton-street, Covent Garden. TIic Queen's Watch. A watch has been made at, Coventry, as a present to the Queen, and was W be presented to her Majesty on Thursday. The following is a description of it: The case is double bottom, with embossed edge, and consists of line gold. The dial is also of fine gold, and represents the Royal Arms engraved in the centre, encircling the garter; the motto of the latter,' evu. bf. to him that evii. tiiisks," and that of the arms, "ood and my incur," beini? expressed iu English. It has a rich friezed ground, aud the figures are of the Roman character. The hands are of the serpent -pattern, with steel points. The movement is bf the lever description, with a detached escapement; the acting part of the escapement formed of rubies. The movement is principally of sold, the upper plate representing the Crown: and the works are jewelled throughout with rubies, having diamond ends. The watch is so constructed as to display the whole of the works through a glass. The back of the case has the following inscription .- ", Presented to her i M.UESTV QUEKN CAROLINE, as a Murk of their Esteem for her Character ' nnd Admiration of Ker Conduct, under unmerited Persecution, by the INHABITANTS of the City and County of the City of COVENTRY, 1821. " Involuntary Loyalty. On Tuesday took place, at the Old London Tavern, the anniversary dinner of the National School -Society. The Duke of York was in the chair, supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishops of London and Llandaff, Sir Claudius, Hunter, Sir Chas Flower &c. &c. The health of the King was given and drunk with appropriate warmth; and the plaudits had scarcely, ceased when the toast-master announced, in a loud voice, as. the next health, "the Queen and the rest of theRoyal Family." Who shall describe the mosfc admired disorder" which ensued ? Horror sat on almost every face exclamations of horror burst fron almost every tongue. At length a grave man (Mr. Oliver Hatch) arose to still the troubled waves. He could imagine no better mode of repairing the cruel outrage just committed on their ears by so dreadful a sound as the Queen, than by proposing that the company should again drink the health of the King, and "with four times four. The suggestion was complied with; but the storm was not yet quelled, till Sir Charles Flowcrhit upon the happy expedient of turning the toast-master out of the room. The luckless wight was forthwith ejected, aud tranquillity was restored; but the mirth of the evening was gone, and each guest seemed to look upon the rest with suspicion, as if inquiring " which of you has done this?" It may be proper to add that the toast-master protests he uttered nothing that was not set down for him. Perhaps chance, who likes now and then to play an amusing trick, had put into his hand a list of toasts intended for another occasion. The blunder of the toast-master in giving the health of the Queen yesterday at the Loudon Tavern, reminds us of the toast-master at the Mansion-house, a few years since, at a public dinner," when General Andreossi and a large party were present. The government of France at that time was under the three Consuls. After dinner the usual toasts " The King and the Royal Family," being disposed of, the toast-master was directed to give the three Consuls, which he did by giving out, with an audible voice, the " Three per Cent'Con-sols." The mirth occasioned by this mistake may be bettor conceived than described. The toast-master, however was suffered to retain his situation. Star. Fatal Duel. A duel with pistols was fought on Wednesday week, hear Paris, between an omcer of the Cuirassiers and a silk merchant. A dispute at the theatre was the cause. The former was killed on the spot. M. Belznni. A medal has been struck by the city of Padua, in honour of the celebrated traveller Bi'Izoiii, who is a native of that place. It appears that on his return to Europe, lie took the opportunity of his first visit to Italy, to present to this (his native) city, two lion-headed statues of granite, part of the fruits of his enterprising and successful researches: they have been placed in the great saloon of the Palazzo della Justizin. The inhabitants of Padua, proud of the distinction which their fellow-citizen has so justly obtained, have commemorated the gift as well as the discoveries of the traveller. The expence of the dress of an officer of the Lancers, including the horse accoutrements, exceeds .450. The month of May, just ended has been one of the coldest which has occurred for a great number of years. The month of May, last year, was by no means remarkable for the" warmth of its temperature; yet the average range of the thermometer was as high as 60 degrees. The average of the last month was no more than 54. Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire. On Friday week as a young woman of the name of Kay, living in the house of Mr. Brown, of Ganstead, near Hull, was going in the morning about eight oVlock to gather eggs, as usual, her gown caught hold of a man-trap ; ' and, in rushing forward to escape the trap, she came in contact with the wire of a spring gun, which went off, and lodged the contents in her thigh, upwards of forty hot corns. Medical assistance was sent for, aud about thirteen of the shot were extracted : she is in a fair way of recovery. Rtwovrng Houses, mhole. The following advertisement is copied from a recent New York paper: Notice. The public is respectfully informed, that the house on Richmond-hill, owned by J. J- Astor, Esq. which was advertised to be removed on Wednesday last, was postponed on that "day, in consequence of some evil-disposed person having put obstructions on the ways; but on the following day it was actually removed a distance of 35 feet in 45 minutes, with chimnies standing, and without the slightest injury to the house or fixtures. The building is 60 by 50 feet, built of brick, and planked over, and containing about 130,000 bricks. The subscriber will undertake to remove, raise, or lower, stone, brick, or frame buildings, with chimnies standing, without injury, and without occasioning families to remove out of the same. Refer to Geo. Jane way, Wm. Jackson, and Win, B. Astor, Ksqs. "Simeon Brown, Manhattan Island.'' The borough of Petersfield, which, by the decision, a few days ago, of the $econd committee of the House of Commons, is now declared to be free and open, and the right of voting to be in every freeholder without any restriction, after having been closed for a century, forms a striking, proof of what may be done by perseverance. Some old charters, found a few years ago, brought to light the rights of the Petersfield people, which they had so long been deprived of. , Yorltshire. Election Bill Lord Milton's Bill " for facilitating the making up of the poll on contested elections for the county of York," proposes to enact j That if in case the election for knigbts of the shire be not determined upon the view, with the consent of the freeholders present, but that a poll shall be required, such poll shall be taken at the market towns of Wakefield, Beverley," and Northallerton, and at the castle of York respectively, and be commenced in each- of the said places on the day on which' such poll shall be demanded, or on the next day but one at the farthest, unless that should happen to be Sunday. The she- riff is to appoint vice-sherifis to sit at Wakefield, Beverley,' and Northallerton, while, himself or under-sheriff presides at York. The poll to continue daily (Sundays excepted) until finished, to be kept open for eight hours every day, and at the final elose of the poll, the vice-sheriffs to deliver the poll-books to the sheriff, who is to make his return at the castle of York. Booths are to be erected at each place for taking the poll. The booths to be closed on any day after the. fourth day xf polling, in Case no more than twenty electors have polled, or. been referred for decision fn one day. New Religious Sect. The foundations of a new chapel are now digging in Pembroke-place, for. the !. use of a body of sectarians, who, though we cer-. tainly never heard of thein before, yet, we are told, have been several years in exigence. They have been denominated beef-eaters, from a peculiar custom which distinguishes them. Immediately after divine service, a quantity of roast beef, with the proper et ceteras, proportioned, to the numbers who attend, is brought into the chapel, and the congregation all dine together in brotherly fellowship.. What are the peculiar theological tenets of this sect we have not been able to learn, though we have made diligent inquiry. The succession of spiritualities and temporalities, we should be afraid, is rather too proximate ; and we should suppose that the contemplation of the closing scene, as in the case of a condemned criminal, would be .apt to disturb the intermediate devotions. Considering, however, the attractions of this species of worship, we are rather surprised that the devotees are not more numerous. Perhaps, like many other pleasant things, it is rather expensive. Liverpool Pa per. A camp meeting of the primitive Methodists belonging to Sheffield and Barnsley Union, was held on Mexborough Common, oh Sunday the 3d instant, at which twenty thousand persons were computed to be present. Three stands for preaching were occupied at the same time in the midst of this great assembly, and a Calvinist minister also delivered a sermon on the ground. The proceedings were decorously conducted. , Cornellys the actor, the once famous Lingo of the Dublin stage,' purchased, without the know-; leds;e of his wife,a share of a lottery ticket, and, being rate.l soundly by the prudent dame for what she termed an act of great folly, he returned to the lottery office, and entreated the clerk to give him back his money. This was refused, but a gentleman who was present (the late Colonel O'Donnell, brother to Sir Neal O'Donnell) seeing bis distress, purchased the share at the price he had paid for ;it; and, much to poor Lingo's mortification, the number was drawn h capital prize, and he lost by the prudence of his wifi a sum of money which would have insured him a decent competence for life. ,Tbc schooner General Goldie, Wm. Ralph, master, of Dumfries, sailed from Waterfonl on the 5th ult. with a cargo of wheat for Liverpool, and great fears are entertained for her safety. Until the 7th slie kept in company with the Wellington, of Whitehaven, and they spoke one another off Holyhead, at 2 p. m. on that day. At this time the lowering of the clouds and the swelling of the waves gave evident indications of an approaching tempest so much so, that both" vessels Immediately took in all their principal sails, and, as the onlj' means of safety, stood far to the northward. Our readers cannot yet have forgotten the the night of the 7th of May; and it is almost needless, to add, that the storm which proved so fearful on land was felt as still more tremendous on the open ocean. After losing every thing on deck, together with her boat, and sustaining other damage, the Wellington reached Liverpool on the following day; and the master, in describing one of the most terrible gales he had ever encountered, appeared to take it for granted that the General Goldie must have gone to the bottom. Still, however, there was hope; but from the circumstance of a mutilated boat and several firkins of butter having been .cast ashore at Formby (the latter bearing the same brand-mark as those shipped on board the General Goldie), the owners have now made up their minds as to the late of their vessel. Tire crew consisted of a master and four men, not one of whom, it .is believed, has survived to tell the mournful tale. Before sailing to Waterford the General Goldie had touched at Glasgow, where the master took on board his wife, who had never been at sea before, and who, we regret to say, to-, gether with an infant at the breast, must have shared the fate of her unfortunte husband. Inquisitions -before John Milne, Esq. coroner. On the 6th inst. at Pilkington, on the body of an infant, killed by a cart: op. the 7th instant, in this town, on the body of an infant, killed in like manner: on the 8th instant, wt Great Bolton," on the body of an inftmt, killed by a cart. In each case, no particular blame attached to the driver: and the jury found verdicts accordingly. In this town, on the 4th inst, on the body of a boy scalded to dealh : verdict accordingly. On the same day, in this town, on the body of a line boj, drowned in the Rochdale canal: verdict, accidentally drowned. On the 6th inst., at Chorlton-Row, on the body of a man drowned m the river Medlock: the like ver dict. On the 6th inst. in this town, on the bodv of a man who died in a lit: on the 9th instant, in this town, on the. body of a man who died in a fit: ver dicts accordingly. On the same day, in this town, on the body of a watchman, found dead in an un protected cellar-hole, m Ben ral-street, and which had given rise to an unfounded suspicion that he was murdered. His watch was fouud upon his per son; and the jury at once found, that the man died by accidentally falling into the cellar, and not beinsr aoie to extricate mmeu; ana notjrom any violence none to mm oy any person or persons whatcrer. The wife of the Lord Chancellor Hardwicke, having ordered the bailiff to procure a sow of a particular size and breed, and which he probably had long endeavoured to do without success, the man burst iuto the one day, when it was filled with visitors of the highest "class, and exclaimed; with the most cxultiri glee, " I have been to Royston fair, my lady, and got a sow exactly of your ladyship's size." On Wednesday week, Thomas Conolly, c a potato scourer," as he called himself, was brought into the Police-office, Bow-street, by a posse of parish constables, who charged him with creating a riot in Drury-jane. There were ten or twelve people all fighting together, they said, and Mr. Conolly appearing to be the most furious of the combatants, they took him into custody, and then the rest dispersed. Mr. Conolly was without a coat, and his nose, (what little he had of it, for he had evidently lost the greater part somehow or other) was bleeding terribly. The Magistrate asked him what he had to say for himself? " Say for myself! Your honour may well say that; for if I don't say it for myself, nobody else will say it for me. Plase your honour I was coming out of the court with a sieve of potaties on my head, when, just at the turn, some cratnr gives me a big thump oth nose, and down goes I, and the potaties 3-top of me. your honour; and up I gets and looks about me, but I could'nt see any man, nor nothing at all to do, your honour; so I leathered away at the best of 'em where I could and wouldn't your honour have done the like if you'rf had a sieve of clone potaties knocked off your head?" The Magistrate told him he thought not exactly; and after riving him a little admonition, he discharged him. The following is an extract frxJm a letter received at Liverpool on Monday, frdmr St. Jagri de Chili, dated February, 26, 1821 i--u We have just' received accounts from the army, of General San Martin, that they have, been .obliged to fall back from before Lima to Hauacha, which will retard for a length , of time the fall so generally expected here; in fact, a. general gloom prevails here in consequence. The Ospreyi'a large vessel from Glasgow, has returned to Valparaiso from the coast of - Peru, from whence she has returned without being able to dispose of a single' package. The immense quantity bf goods arrived here from London, Liverpool, Buenos Ayres -Rio de Janeiro, India and China, aud the seven vessels you mention from Liverpool, will completely inundate this market, if Lima, or we should say, all Peru; does not open. The Andromache frigate has not yet returned down the coast; the Viceroy of Pern would notation her to enter the port: having Lady Cochrane on board, was presumed to be the obstacle. "We are daily expecting ' several "Vessels from the new discovered land, to the south of Cape Horn, which left here to fish for. seals. Several of those who left here early, are expected to have done well, and we, hope will afford something for a return cargo, as bills there are none, and dollars will not be obtained until the opening of Peru, which seems now very uncertain." The American papers state, that the newiy-dis-covered lands in the Antarctic Ocean, which have been denominated New South Iceland, lie in about 62. 30. S. latitude, and 63. 5. W. longitude. The American navigators give a Very discouraging description of those regions: but we know that Ame rican captains are not the most remarkable in the world for the accuracy of-their statements. At a sale of stray articles at the Police Office, Glasgow," on Saturday, a radical pike was exposed and knocked down a bargain. The auctioneer.'re-markcrt'that. it would be a good article for the Cae of Good Hope. "' "" A man aged seventy-eight, has married, at Bruges, a damsel of seventy-four, and the clergyman who united them was eighty-eight. ' A beggar was brought before Mr. Conant, at Marlborough-'street police-office, last week, by a person belonging' to the Mendicity Society, who found upon him three shillings, and some halfpence,' which he acknowledged he had begged in the course of the day. The Magistrate asked him if he did not think it a good day's work?, when the fellow answered with great composure," pretty fairish, considering the times." Bow-street. George Mason, a pick-pocket, was brought up for a second examination, charged with robbing Hillett, Esq. of a gold watch, &c. in the pit-passage of Drury-lane Theatre, a few nights ago. The property not having been found, and Mr. Hillet not being able to swear distinctly to the fact, the Magistrate expressed his fear that he must discharge him for want of sufficient evidence. A gentleman present said, that he himself had been robbed by the prisoner some' time ago in Co-vent-garden, of a pocket-book, containing 200Z. iu Bank notes. Prisoner. " Well, Sir, you said all you could about that business when I was brought up to this office for it at the time ; and if you failed to convict me, it's very imgentlcm'anly of you to mention it a?un Gentleman. " Hold your tongue, you scoundrel! you know you are one of the most expert villains in LondonI verily believe you can ci-jure the property out of people's pockets!" The prisoner laughed, and seemed not a little proud of this compliment; and then assured the Magistrate that it was the last time he should be troubled with hearing charges against him, for he meant to reform immediately. " I should," added he, " have reformed as soon as I came out of prison ; but I have not had time, for it's only a fortnight ago, and I've been sick in bed ever since." The Magistrate observed, that he thought a sick bed was the best place for reforming; and, after some further conversation, in the course of which his Worship remarked, that if he committed him upon the evidence adduced, an acquittal would be, almost inevitable ; and the failure of conviction on trial, he was convinced, had a very bad effect in these cases. He ordered the prisoner to be discharged m This "fellow is a snort young man, apparently about twenty-two, of florid complexion, rather long visage, and bright red hair. He has been chareed with innumerable street robberies within the last tw,o years ; but he'is such an adept at this art, that it has hitherto been found impossible to detect him. Pugilism. Hickman and Or.ivr.n. This battle, which .has excited very great interest among the fancy, took place on Tuesday, at Blinelcy Heath ; and terminated in the defeat of Oliver in nine rounds, fought in the short space of twelve minutes and a half. Oliver was so dreadfully beaten as to be in a state of complete stupor at the close of the combat, whilst the gas-man received so little injury, that he played several games of billiards at Croydon on his way to London. In less than three quarters of an hour, Hickman has conquered in succession Crawley, Cooper (twice), and Oliver. He thought himself invulnerable before; but this last conquest has increased his confidence so much that he immediately offered, as a challenge to all England, once within four or six months, to fight any man, and give a stone. MANCHESTER MEETING, 1821, WEWSESDA Y. The St. Leger Stakes of 25gs each, with Mrs Added, for colts and fillies. St. Leer .Course. SirT. Stanley's eh. e. The Doge of VeniCe....(NicholsonJ 1 Mr. Houldsworth's b. c. Henry 2 Sir J. By rig's b. f. Miidona... ,. 3 Mr. Clifton's br. c. Odds 4 Lord Grosvcnor's Agate, and Mr. Benson's Pilgrim started, but were not placed. Five paid. The Gold Cup, , value lOOgs, added to a Sweepstakes of lOgs each. Twice round and a distance.; Mr. Mvtton's b. jr. Anti-Radical. 5 yra (Dun 1 Mr. Houldsworth's eh. in. Torroli, 6 yrs 2 Mr. Ilutton's br. c. Jehu, 4 yrs K Mr. Clifton's b. h. Advance, fi yrs 4 Lord Grosveiior's br. c. Belvidere, 4 r 5 Seven paid. A Maiden Plate of 00. Heats twice round. Mr. Houtdsworth'sb.f. by Orvllle, 3 yrs (T.Lye) 3 1 1 Mr. Bell's b. h. Pilot, 5 yrs. 1 2 2 Sir J. Byngs Madona, 3 yrs. 5 3 d Mr. Mvtton's Hudibnis, 3 yrs 4 4 d. Mr. Jackson's b. f. Minerva, 3 yrs. 2 5 d THURSDAY. A Free Handicap Stakes of 30ps each, lOgs ft. with SOgs-added, for four year olds. The St. Leger Course. Sir J. Bynffs b. f. Lucinda ....(Nicholson) 1 Mr. Houldsworth's gr. c. Eacus.... , 2 ' Lord Grosvenor's Belvidere, Sir J. G. Eger ton's Y. Ces-trlnn, Mr. Mytton's Halston, and Mr. Broirn's Dexter, started, but were not placed. Four paid. A Free Handicap Stakes of 30gs each, logs ft. with 20gs added. -Two miles and a distance. Mr. Mytton's iu Mandevllle, eyrs.....M....walkedover Four paid. Hunters' Stakes Sweepstakes of S0g3 each, h. ft. for horses, &e. not thorough-bred, and that have been rei?uliirl- hunted the preceding season. To be rode by Gentlemen. Twice round the Caurse and a distance. Mr. Mytton's b. g. by Shuttlecock..... (Owner) 1 Mr. Mytton's b. g. Single-Peeper 2 Mr. E. V. Fox's b. g. Hopeful M 3 Mr. Gisbourne's in. by Shuttlecock 4 One paid. A Plate of Sixty Pounds, for three and four year olds. Heats, twice round the Course and a distance. The Second to be entitled to 10. Mr. Petre's Sir John, 4 yrs-..... (Scott) 4 11 Mr. J. Kersuson'a The Duke, 4 yrs 12 2 Sir T. Stanley's eh. c. Cedric, 4 yrs.-. 3 3d Mr. Mytton's lialston, 4 yrs .. .. 2 dr Seven drawn. FRIDAY. The Palatine Stakes of 30gs each, logs ft. with 50gs added, for all ages. Two mile?, and three quarters : to start at the Leger Post. Mr. Mytton's Anti-Radical, 5 yrs walked over . Six paid- , A Plate of One Hundred Pounds, for all ages. Heata twice round the Course and a distance : to start at the Distance Chair. The Second to he entitled to 10. Mr. Houldsworth's Henry, jmj. .M.MM..M..(T. Lye) Oil Mr. Mytton's Paul Potter, 3nfsu.....-.. 12 2 Mr. Ferguson's Lucinda, 4 vra...... 0 Ofell Lord Grosvenor's b. Jf. Bombasine, 4 yr. . 2 O d Mr. Clifton's Advance, 6 yrs. o 0 d Mr. Brown'a Dexter, 4 yrs 0 dr A Handicap Stakes of 5pseach, with SOgs added Twice round the Course and adiaeance. to start at the Distance-Chair. Sir J. Egerton's V. Cestrian, 4 yrs... ....-...(Arthur) 1 Mr. Beardsworth'fi b. f. Lean, 3 yrs,.-- . . 2 Mr. Mytton's Mandevllle, 6 yrs 3 Mr. Ferguson's The Duke, 4 yrs 1 4 Mr. Houldsworth's Tisiphone, 4 yra.... .... 5 MAIN" of COCKS, between the Rjit Hon. the Earl of Derby, (Potter feeder, and Thomas Legh, Etq. (Gilfiver, ieeaeri ism. jw. POTTER. Tuesday 4ra. 0b. Wednesday 3 " 0 Thursday.-..-... 2 1 Friday....,..,,....3 O GELLIVEIL Tuesday.. ,.,. 2m. 2b. Wednesday 3 2 Thursday.... Friday tn taking the population lists last truck, in Edinburgh one of the high constables founds in Cell's VVynd, an oW Irishwoman, - aged 1,04, who still continues to earn her subsistence by apiuuing. During the year 1817, there ere bbrii in the" Whole Russian empire 786,810 male infants, and 711,796 female. The number of deaths were 423,092 men,' and 403,469 women. The following is a table of the deaths at and , above 60 years:' ;of i60 years and, t odds, '68,723 j df 70, 3864 ; bf 8ty 16,175; M 90,; 2,108V of 100, 783; of llo, 83; bfl'20, 51j 6fl25x 21 of ISO, 7; of 135,1; 0T140; i.;"; ' Slave prodc. by the .Portuguese. Bahia, March'" 15.Arrived,ontthe 6th inst. the Portuguese,, brhr the Buen Caminhu, from :Quilemunez, uith' 254 slaves on, board; 116 died on the passage; and' the next day. the Por(aiguese brig Dourado arrived .from, Mozambique with 33 slaves; 180 died on the voyage!.'. " . , : , ". .Gai' Water in the Thanut.. Mansion-house,' London' A'fishermah 'was brought before the Lord Mayor' on Mdhday,ori a' charge of working with an unlawful net, by Mr. kelson, the water bailiff. The fisherman, 'in 'his defence, complained that the'water'in the Thames had been rendered so unwholesome by' the continual discharge of the poisonous gas matter' into it, that but few fish could live in it, and.the, fishing had been So unprofitable for some time ipast, as to' compel the lishermen to have recourse to unlawful nets to avoid utter starvation. The fish in the river has been gradually decreasing for some time"; but now the increased discharge of gas water in the river promises to drive the fish out of it entirely. The Lord Mayor expressed his astonishment at this" statement,' as the Gas Company had been indicted at the sessions, and the nuisance had been promised to be abated ;, but he doubted whether the poisonous water discharged from th6 gasometer could contaminate th '"whole ri iNelson assured his lordship that the nuisance was as uuoieraoie ana more extensive than ever; and that the water was in an increased degree unwholesome. The baneful effects of the poisonous water wer. felt as far as Brentford up the river, and beyond Roth-erhithc down it; biit the extent of thee al was incalculable, as the fish that entered the contaminated water were destroyed often by whole shoals. It was well known, for instance, that there was a Ion-' oanu ot mini, winch extended tor a considerable distance before the Temnle: on whisH was bred lh great quantities; and to this bank the smaller flat fish had, before the introduction of gas reservoirs, resortedin abundance? but nmv tbnf fi. gas water was discharged immediately into it, the uumerous oroous. ot nsn. mat teu there, and help-ed to support the fishermen, were destroved nr driven away. The Water Bailiff mentioned the recent circumstance of a horse havimj drank at the water side by Westminster, and died immediately after, when, on its being, opened, it was declared that its death was caused by the poisonous quality of the water which it had drank, and which was saturated with the residue from the gasometer. ine nsnennan declared to the Lord Mayor, that in conseduence of the iniurv that, bml hern l.i A the river by the contaminated water that had been niscnargcu into it, ne did not now earn four pounds where he formerly had been in the habit of earning fortv. and that this was the easp with all M hrotiimn The docks had done them sufficient iniurv before ; ,tor mere bodies ot stagnant water were saturated with copper, and other ingredients; to such a degree, that if a man sunk iu it, death was as certain, and all attempts to restore animation as ineffectual, as if he had fallen into a brewer's vat. The water of the description which was emptied into the river from the docks, had driven away many species of fish that formerly visited the river periodically. The salmon was some time since caught in great abundance ; bnt scarcely any now came up the river; and during the last year only one salmon bad been caught. The shad and smelt, which were but a short time since the source of great profit, had almost entirely departed; and many fishermen,-who formerly supported themselves arid families on the river, were: driven away to seek their livelihood elsewhere,' or to enter mto other occupations. But i the Gas Companies were suffered to gO'Ori as they had done for same time back, the' fishing would be almost entirely destroyed. The fisherman nraved that his Lords! those circumstances in -mitigation of Ids' offence. The Lord Mayor condemned the net, but ordered its appendages to be restored, and mitigated the penalty. EMIGRATION TO SOUTH AFRICA. t We have been favoured with the following letter, written by a person .who emigrated from this town at the beginning, of last year, and is now settled near Algoa Bay. We are glad to find that our quondam townsman does not entertain quite so bad an opinion of the country, as the good lady, whose dismal epistles appeared , in our first number. We have, made sqme little change in the orthography, as well as in the arrangement of the letter, so as to render it more intelligible. Iu other respects, the language of tlie writer has been preserved. It is dated so late as the 27tb February last. 3 Dear Brother, We arrived safe in Table Bay on the 4th of May, and were compelled to remain there three weeks, in conseauenee of snmi settlers who came out with us purchasing land near "l m 1 n v n .. v,ape lown; ami Mrs. Calvert, from Tib-street, Manchester, died there. We were then taken on board the Weymouth, of 800 tons, and proceeded to Algoa Baj', where we arrived iu a week. At Algoa Bay, and, indeed, along the whole coast, the surf is very terrible, such as is not to be seen in any part of England. When we. mt on slmro found waggons prepared by Government for our conveyance up the country, and rations for three days; and when we came to another post, we got more rations. It took , us eight days in all to go to our land. One morning, as we were travelling, I took my gun, and went before the party, to look put for game. By some means I missed my way: noon came, and I saw no tracr.rnn I n-u m Vina I - - - " CO ' - ' .-.! 'Ill . ... V. plain, bounded only bv the horizon ; not a soul nor 1 uuuse 10 oe seen. Alter waiting some time, 1 determined to proceed, in' the hone of fidlinr in with the party. As I went along, I saw plenty of game, several wild horses, and three ostriches ; but was too much engaged with my alarminj situation to pay much attention to them, Proceeding ou, I saw the track pf an elephant, which, in f his country, is very mischievous; and, in another place, the marks of a lion's foot. To add to my difficulties, night came on, and no signs of a habitation, or of any person near. - I still went on, and when the moon rose, I sew some horses, which I attempted to drive before me, thinking they. wouj$. go towards home; but I was disappointed, , for., they.. all ran different ways. 1 kept on my way , for about an hour, when 1 fortunately met with a cow-track, which soon conducted me to a Dutch farm house. Here I was very kindly treated, and had plenty of milk and meat. In the morning, one of the sons got two horses, and he rode with me about seven miles, when we fell in with the waggons. Two days more brought us to our journey'j end, without any further accident We are pleasantly situated on the side of a bill, about one mile from tbe sea, and a delightful vale before us, three miles in length, full of grass, and like the meadows at the old water-course,' near Maudwheel; but the soil greatly resembles that about Chorlton. I have got my bouse built, and garden made, and about two acres of land ploughed. The crops of corn have failed this year, but do not in general: it was owing to tbe blight. Turnips, and all sorts of kidney beans, grow "well in the country: long-pod and Windsor beans do not. The water and musk melons grow in abundance here, also cucumbers and pumpkins. We find a great help in pumpkins: we use them as a substitute ;for potatoes, .which sell for 4s. a peck. I have got two milk-cows: they sell here at from QU in OA nvvntt-a-re fa riyr-AnWaT iz ahnnt On . r m i.v..uii V . . . - uwm wai sheep. and goats at 3 dollars each. Flour is about o - , 1 . . . i 1 1 . ,i - ?.K;r uvzeu, out not iu ue uau ai ail in nine pitfces out of ten. Butter, as rood as any in Ene- land, is 9d. per pound., The weather is not so excessively hot as we expected; for, though the Knn TC TTfT7 Krf in' flit Ai''ilrtyc rmtk hrrii w. tn. COOl nivhts. Thre t wrt1 KHl different hptMr summer and whiter: the weather Is generally very tine; scarcely ever a cloudy day; buf we have had some terrible thunder and htnnt :' Th liehtnina- was such as I never saw tffnrA f - - - , whole heavens seeming da fire, and making every .1 ?l 4 It. ' ' J '-I'- ... J I . uns;-r as visioie py nigu' 3S By aay. ROW..; ever, 'has not often occurred. Tbe': rivetfi swintr 1 ' with fish, and James" and 1 have caught fat times 30 ' and '401baV a day with rod and line. - There are11 the skeletons of six on-the beach bordering ouff location; and I bare: lately shot a seal on 'the -rocks the skin of which was very beauiiful. .1 also caught, last .week, a tortoise as large as a market basket: ' There is a great variety of, birds witU most ' beautiful plumage; and when I can get something" ;, to. preserve the sklnS, I' 'will send sortie. T'have" already a very curious 'collection of shells to send;' ? Ttlhrvk stw. urnli-oc lnr! iti.roisl naap no rtlljl MUr. party,' (Mr. Bigsrar's) about tenhlilee from us, have; ' jia'd two cows kilted by tbe lions The wolvs and "tigers generally flee from men. " ... -r-: ; jK We nave never been' molested by the Caffces; . . , - . 1 . . . it. and strong parties of soldiers are posted between them and us. 'The soldiers -are bnildiug -a strpng-.-furi, Tailed Wiltshire Fort-, near Cosluver-river f , and we . have nothing now to fear on that score. ) We- J- uaye reeeivea government rations ever since ; we came on shore. A innii's ralinn ik 1th. nf.hwadLl:. ami 1415. of meat per day. which is charged :&&d woman has half, and a child one. third, ofamanV ration. -1 his- we have- entered-into an agreement,, with Government to pay, as soon as practicable.. ' Onp. tUiril of inr HniKit mnnov tvnrmad ir tha - other is reserved to pay' for implements and .other ' requisites. Jbnj;iish goods of aU kinds arc very .dear basons' 2. each; plates the smn&; needles 4,.4er'. iluindred; pins 4. per sheet; thread Irf; per hauk;? caJicc, worth 6l. a yard in' England, is here 2. ; . stint. Is tifl- nnifnil - iho mTifitLmnniwrtt 9f ft. . to 4. per 'poimd -They like th-vety coarao amti- munition powuer ine nest. 1 n e snot general ry.useu .. is No. 1. All articles ued here are of the strangest . kind: the best needles for sewing leather arc .triau-i friilar nninhnd mips, ami art irroWtlir. i!l1 ' -fiir. - Strong calicoes wouldtoiso be very .serviceable. Pleaso to write as soonasposiibte and let line know ' the wholesale price of hemp, tobacco, and castor oil; and what are the duties and imposts on each,5 : as far as you can learu. - - v ' :- t.- -My wife and family were never better in their lives; my wife has not had a- day'i sickness sihee we came into the country. Our son Jeremiah i living with aDutch farmer, and is very comfortably -situated ; James is grown as tall as a man ; .and they are both very well satisfied with the country. I am much obliged to my brothers and sisters for. their, kiild offer to fetch us back ; but I iutead to stop heie a few years, till I can gain a little property to return with. Direct for me at the- Manchester party, New Bathurst, Cape of Good HOpev-f-l am,1 JFREMIAU lcojg.. . ; BIRTH. , lOn the 2J inst. at Runcorn, tlie; lady of. Captain- Bradshaw, R. N . of a son. MARRIED. On Tuesday. :Mr. John Crosslev to Miss Eliza beth Hart, both of this town. - ...... i On Wednesday, Mr. Thomas Rogers, small-ware manufacturer, to Miss Elizabeth Gransliaw, both : of ;this'town. - .v.-.-. -Same day, Mr. Edward Jons to Mrs. Jane Lamb,, bofh of this town. , ." -. Same day, Mr. John Rail ton, machine-maker, io .Miss Hannah Sedgwick, both of this town; - : . On Thursday week, at St. John's, Mr. Richard Guest to Miss Ann Bret, both of this towu. . , On Wednesday se'nnight, at the-parish church Mirfield, Yorkshire, by the Her. f nomas Sedgwick, vicar, Joseph, second son of Richard Hurst, Esq ot the late Jotm Staacutfe. Esq. of. Broad Oat , fcn Saturday last, Mr. Alexander Getty, wine' merchant, of this town, and formerly the respected host of the Mosley Arms Inn. ''' . On Wednesday, the 6th Inst aged 97 years,-Mr, Jonathan Wilson, proprietor and publisher' f -tho-J lUacrleshelri Conner, newsnaner. ctriiOi to nnmv mencemcnt in 1ML '. V:- . . Qn the 27th nit. at London, in the prime-' of life, aged 30 years, Mr. Thomas Lever JaolfckHi, late of Poolstoek, near Wigan. ' ' On the 30th ult. after a lingerjng illness, Martha,' second daughter of the late T. Horsfall; . sql : of Goit Stock, near Birigley, Yorkshire. ; ('wi- S V: On the 30th ult. iu his" 27th year, the Hon'. Mdr-top Eden, brother to' Lord Auckland. On the 25th n't. after a short illness, the Rev. Sir? Henry Poole, Bart, of the Hooke, near Lewes and of'Poole Hall, near Chester, in the TSth'yedr.ofhis age. The Rev. Gen'tleman'ts reported to have died, possjsse 1 of property worth half a million of money 1" ' The title, we understand,- is extinct.-' ' -i-- Campbell,-Lord Cawdor, Baron Cawdor, of CasUi?- martin, Pembrokeshire. He married,' iu 17' Caroline, eldest daughter of ; Frederick," Karl 6f'i Carlisle, grand-daughter to the late ' Marquis of" Stafford, and niece of Lady Ann Vernon, wife of his Grace the Archbishop of Y6rk. ' He is succeed- ' ed by his son John, born in 1790," and m.irriciHn" Idle tl... Bitlact rt.ffk. vrn..:j l- Bath. '" ' ' I)natli nf the Countess of lAvcrpooU We anr nouncc with regret the death of the Right Hon. the- Cfinntpss of Liverpool. The melanebolv ev.-nt tn 4b , place at half-past six o'clock on Tuesday morning at Fife House, Whitehall. Her Ladyship has been for some .time in a declining wiiy. Her death will provhn-srreatloss to the poor, to whom she wus a liberal friend and benefactor. Hi-r ladyship was Tbeodosta Louisa, third daughter of Frejerii& Augustus Herver, fourth Earl of Bristol, and Bishop -of Derry. ILt Ladyship was married in 1795, andi ; has left no is-fue. INPiRMARV, 11th June, 18-2J. Inoc. fnr the Cow Pox... 38 In-pntients dia. cured ... 9 Relieve.! O Mad Out-patfenta ...... 12 Dead O Out-patients dis. cured 2 De:'.d n Made'ln-patlent .......-In-patients admitted -... Oiit-pauenu Hnmt?-t.ntenta Occidents I'at'eata in Inflrnuury In Lunatic Asylum . I il m jo as 80 Hmise Visitors and Inspcutorn to both Hosjrftats, next week. Messrs. Roylanee arid Jones, J. Hr netchard, J. and T. Riunttbottoin, Bea and Ijotows, and WiUiao-Ro-l)inu. Physician. Dr. tym Surgeon, Mr Ami worth Chaulahi. Rev. Rob.'Twededn . ATsr . - . WVDOM CORN EXCHANGE, Monday. June 11.- ' The arrivals last week were ajfain tolerably good, and this morning there is a gtwid supply, of Wheat from jZanfx and Kent, with a plentlfol uftrititr or Oats from Mw North. Fineury VhhriUvaoWon thjianie twrmssil , last Monday, and the middling auallUes with much diffi.' cuity rouna miyerf, and the prtcerraficr tower. Bst ley In altto nnattdred. BoBinjr Pease "ittfil Improve -Jn value. Good Beans aUpseU freely at lasirquotatteuu Eta. weetOate meet a ready sale, trnt other Idndi'have b- a. Red Wheat (new) .., fine BMBMkk4 S2 Superfine ............... fiS 55" White - 40- 40 Fine...... Superfine - 00 01 Foreign : '. Rye - 27; 30 Barley 20 r 22 Fine'.'.;. .'. 23 24 Superfine ...... ........ 24 SS Malt .n.t. 48 ; S3 Fine W 60 HogrPeaa 27 20 Maple 30 32 Whit Pea , boilers , 3840 Small BeanU.... 20 : 34 Old Tick Bmu 22 j88 Feed Oats i ifif Pttland ditUi..,.. ,. 16 .19 Fine 50 St Potato ditto ............ So 22 Fine.i-....-. vaa ?5 FJour, ml?, i,,;B& Sfeeond . ju t& 4.', North CottntrytO 42 fe had a kxj1 mpply of JrUh Oraici at today marker, which vrus not jtbrUic one. Oood wheats reaUzod otir law quotatfoni, hut "the busineu 4unc in rnom waa- trivia. Oats go off iUadily, and- tiifle mcre -wtst obtained r the finest 4ualHfe. Barley- wm abm fn better "demand, but not higher. Other strtitls remain on thip fcr se'nnlghe. . - ' - ' - 4m- t. 4r'' ' Wheat, English 8 0 to 8 4 per 70B 4 3 a o ttu-iey.Kultah Seofch lu.. Oati, Potato Common Waterfonl; ft O - O Malt, Fine . 8 0 8 Ditto, middlinir ' H a - 1 Kean, ne . 31 o 34 OatmeaJ. - . 4 o 5 K O.-yerBonV-3. Do,-O. Do, - 7i msr458, ' It 9 10 at e 3 k 2 80 o ' iJo- 8 1 " ,2 8 Do., ):ik,' 4 prSoVjrta 3S 0,;r2Mfc . mut. r tcT!,.viLwiiu, xi ft. tin. tn m iwxfscx xhx. or Mn iiet-sour. (out of Bond.vaaa. t&S4a, IUPQET of GRAIK for t&a Wwkakun: Wn4. t& ; 1 Vivo 1 ste&trwr Amtr.l Vitunti Barlev. 1 Otto: S6QS0. cSriO : 77180 j" .Brit. V'7trS4Gtlh' 7017 1 .

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