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are also given us for our troops in the Dec. The following account, most probably re.
On our parts, we are to augment ceived from that quarter, has since apour subsidiary force to 12.000 men. The peared in The Austrian Observer of the Peishwah is also required to maintain 8000 8th instant, the authenticity of which it irregular horse and foot, to be officered by warrants :Europeans.
"A Sardinian brig having been carried AFRICA.
into the port of Algiers on the 14th NoAccording to the latest accounts from vember, the Cansul of that eation repaired Egypt (say the German papers), the ac- before the Minister of Marine, in order tivity of the Pacha is felt throughout that to appeal against the capture. He was country in every branch of its govern. well enough received ; but, at the moment ment. He is said to avow his intentions when he was about to obtain justice, the of shaking off the Turkish yoke, for which, Spanish Consul came also to complain end he has collected a numerous army; about three ships of his nation. Both afsome say, 80 or 100,000 men, officered fairs were then taken before the Divan ;, in a great degree by Europeans, princi- the Dey decided that the vessels should be pally (as the information comes through restored, but that the cargoes should be France), we are desired to believe, by confiscated. All the European Consuls Frenchmen, under whose command is assembled. It was resolved that they placed the whole of the Pacha's artillery. should repair in a body to the Dey, and He aims at great things in naval affairs, that the Sardinian Consul should address by the purchase of two or three frigates; him in Turkish. He spoke to him accord. and in commerce and finance, by means ingly in a most energetic manner ; but, of a rigid monopoly of all the produce of scarcely bad he finished, when the Dey Egypt, which he forces from his unhappy burst out into a violent fury, exclaiming, subjects at a low price, and sells again for that he had no need of the sea to support donble what it cost him.-Osman Aga, an his subjects; that the land was sufficient agent of the Pacha of Egypt in Switzer- for them; that if the European Consuls land, has inserted in the Zurich Gazette were not content, they were at liberty to a contradiction of the statements inade in embark ; that, in short, he was a good the German papers respecting the Pacha. Mussulman, and no Christian. During He asserts, that the Pacha has no inten- this time, the Captain of the Guards had tion of assuming the rights of sovereignty, orders to arrest the nephew and two nieces or of atiempting to render himself inde- of the English Vice Consul. They forced pendent of the Porte.
them, with the poniard at their throats, “Genoa, Jan. 15.- The Vice Consul of to abjure the Christian religion. The place Sardinia, at Algiers, has arrived here, who where the Dey gave audience to the Conrelates the following facts:-A Sardinian suls resembled a den of thieves. He was brig had been captured and carried into seated on the ground, and surrounded with Algiers, under the pretence that her pa. Janissaries, armed cap-a-pee. The Sarpers were not regular. "The Vice Consul dinian Vice Consul, in the midst of sabres protested against the capture, and pro- raised over bis head, protested against the. ceeded to the palace of the Dey with bis violation of the rights of nations, declariag colleagues, the other Consuls. The Dey repeatedly, that he was ready to die for received them sword in hand, surrounded the honour of his Sovereign. His noble by his guard. The English Consul pre- demeanour impressed the barbarians with sented bimself at the same time to com- respect. Tbe Dey gave bini orders to deplain of acts of violence which had been part immediately. On the 26th of Nocommitted upon his son and his two nieces. vernber, a young girl of five years of age, They had been stopped in the street; the a subject of the King of Sardinia, and godyoung man had been thrown into a dun- daughter of the Sardinian Vice Consul, geon, and the two ladies had been con. was seized by the orders of the Dey, and veyed to the seraglio of the Dey, where imprisoned with the two English women." Turkish dresses had been given to them.
AMERICA. The Dey, in a fury, ordered his Captain American papers confirm the reports of the Guards to bring in the young En. brought by previous arrivals, of the Ameglishman, whose head was cut off in the ricans having taken possession of Amelia presence of his father. The bleeding head Island, without any resistance. A Spawas exposed at the gate of the palace, and nish prize, with a cargo of slaves, arrived the English Consul withdrew trembling. after the surrender of the Island, and was The Sardinian Vice-Consul received no seized by the Americans. other answer to his representation, than The Baltimore paper states, that the an order immediately to quit Algiers, and Spanish Authorities at Havannah had seiz. they took from him his daughter by force." ed on the United States' vessels in that
Later Paris papers state, that an offi- harbour, as a retaliation on the United cial account had been received, by the States for taking possession of Amelia Sardiuian Ambassador at Vienna, of the Island; and that Don Onis had comreported outrages by the Dey of Algiers. plained very strongly against it.
INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS January, after having performed 456 miles
PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. in eight days, was completed on Wednes. Jan. 29. A new school was opened at day night (Feb. 11), at eleven o'clock, by Melton Mowbray (the dimensions 78 feet Mr. Howard, at Knaresford, who walked in length, by 30 feet 6 inches) for the edu- over a two-miles' piece of ground, Went'cation of children on the Madras system, worth having engaged to touch on sixteen The children (180 boys and 210 girls) went counties. This match is beyond the comfrom the Church to the room in the order pass of the powers of any horse, and noof their classes, accompanied by the Mas- thing like it has ever before been recorded ter and Matron, the Vicar, and the Church- of man.-The pedestrian finished his work wardens, preceded by the Melton Mow. well on the first six days, and he had done bray Harmonic Society. The solemnity 390 miles (30 more than his ground). On began with the Collects daily used, and Sunday he began to flag with swollen legs, one introduced upon this occasion ; á but he did 56 miles. He was 18 hours hymn was sung, accompanied by the band; doing 57 miles ou Monday, and bathing and a short specimen was given of the had relieved him in some measure, On mode of instruction. Cakes and wine were Tuesday he was 19 hours performing 52 distributed to the children, by the ladies miles, and he was not expected to be able and gentlemen of the town. A vote of to go on the last day from excessive fathanks was given to the Rev. Dr. Ford, for tigue. He had 45 miles to win the match, his zeal and attention to the children as- and he started at it at two in the morning, sembled in the Church for the four months proceeding at first under three miles an previous; and also to Mr. John Brereton, hoor. At four o'clock, P. M. be went to schoolmaster. A respectable · number of bed, having done 31 miles.--He had 14 gentlemen dined at the Swan Ion, and the miles to do in eight hours, and he rose day passed with unanimity, and hearty again at seven o'clock, and won the match good wishes for the prosperity of the school. soon after eleven, distressed in a manner
Feb. 5. The examination of the Crown not easily to be described. The match was Room and Chest at Edinburgh, supposed for 200 guineas. to contain the Regalia of Scotland, took Feb. 14. The cotton factory at Colnplace ; and was attended with complete bridge, near Huddersfield, occupied by st cess. Nothing was found in the room Mr. T. Atkinson, caught fire about five bit a large oblong oaken chest, secured o'clock this morning, and raged with such b two strong locks, for which no keys had rapidity and violence, that it destroyed b'n found. The Commissioners, accord- the whole, with the machinery and stock ii to the tenor of their warrant from the in the samne, in half an hour. But what is Fnce Regent, directed the chest to be most tragical to relate, there were about fi qed open, which was effected with some twenty-six persons at work, and only nine deculty. It was found to contain the escaped. Seventeen girls, the eldest about Ci wi, Sceptre, and Sword of State of 19 years of age, fell victims to the devourScu land, answering in the most mioute ing flames. A boy, about 10 years of age, parts - ars to their description in the In- who was the unfortunate instrument of strument of Depositation, 26 March, 1707, this most calamitous event, says, that he which is printed in Nisbet's Heraldry, vol. was sent into the card-room (which is on II. and more correctly in Mr. Thomson's the ground-floor, but not worked-in in the late publication from the Records of the night), with a lighted candle to fetch Jewel Office. There was also a silver rod some rovings, and, in taking them, some of office, of which the peculiar use is not loose cotton lying near, caught fire. He yet ascertained. The workmanship of the says he ran up stairs to inform those at Crown and Sceptre is highly elegant, and work, that the factory was on fire, and in good taste. The Sword, a present from then ran to the top of the mill, under the Pope Julius to James IV. is of a pattern idea of greater safety; but, finding such corresponding to the excellence of the intense heat and smoke, he again descendarts in Italy at that classical period. ed, and when he came to the stairs, under
Feb. 8. A slight shock of an earthquake which the fire was, he laid himself down, was experienced at Coningby, in Lincoln- and rolled to the bottom, and appears to shire, which lasted some seconds. A noise be the last person who escaped. The two like the subterraneous firing of canuon, overlookers succeeded in getting all the was heard at the time; and the windows of children to the top of the stairs (which the houses in the town were much shaken. were only a few yards from the door), and Completion of the greatest Pedestrian Pero
some of them were dragged down when formance ever recorded.-The 600 miles in the stairs were on fire: the remainder, it ten days, at which task Mr. Wentworth, is supposed, were so terrified, that they an Oxfordshire yeoman, failed on the 29th ran back into the mill, and were suffocated.
The bargain for the estate of Strathfield- of battle, and desired judgment of the say has at length been completed, and it is Court against that demand, Mr. Reader, now the Duke of Wellington's. There was for the prisoner, joined issue on this demur. an obstacle to the negociation about a rer.-Friday, the 6th of February, was apmonth since. Upon a survey of the tim- pointed for the argument, which occupied ber, it was found to be worth £170,000, a the attention of the Court on that and the sum much exceeding the Duke's expecta- following day, when the case was adjourn. tion, and also beyond the capital which it ed till the commencement of next term. was agreeable to him to employ in the
Wednesday, Jan. 28. purchase of wood. Government removed A question of considerable importance this obstacle, by agreeing to take about was decided by his Honour the Vice Chan; £120,000 worth of timber for the dock- cellor. The case was a bill filed by Mr. yards. The four thousand acres, of which Samuel Batchellor, of Bath, as Administhe estate consists, are nearly adjoining, trator of his brother, the Rev. Jobo Batchor in the vicinity, of the late Tyluey Long, el'or, deceased, late Vicar of Bitton, co. esq. now the property of the Duke's ne- Gloucester, against Mr. Thomas Smallphew, W. P. L. P. Wellesley, esq. They combe, of Bitton. The principal object are also in the neighbourhood of the large of the suit was the recovery from the De. property of Lord Langford, a relative of fevdant of Agistment Tithe for several the Duchess. An estate of about 1200 acres, years, for the pasturage of cattle upoh which lies within three or four miles of it, lands of considerable extent, abich and was offered for sale, not long since, and been previously in the same years mown may ultimately be added to the Duke's for hay, and such hay duly tithed. The possessions in that quarter. Another cir- Defendant pleaded in bar to setting out cumstance, which gives an appropriate any account of such agisiment, apon the value to this territory, is its nearness to ground that no tithe is by law due for the the military college at Sandhurst, the pu- agistment of cattle upon lands so circumpils of which will thus have always in their stanced. The Defendant's Counsel having view the splendid rewards of one, who has
been heard in support of the plea, and Sir rendered eminent services.
Samuel Romilly and the other Counsel for A Society is about to be formed at Ross, the Plaintiff, in support of the claim made under the desigoation of the Kyrlean and by the Bill, the Vice Chancellor decided Philanthropic, the object of which is to in favour of the plea of exemption. He celebrate the birth day of Mr. John Kyrle took a concise but very luminous view of (already immortalized by Pope, as the the law on the subject, as laid down by “ Man of Ross,”) and to raise a fund for the earliest writers, and in the reported the improvement of the walks, and those cases; and stated, that they formed an public buildings which he erected, and, in uninterrupied stream of authority, from imitation of that amiable philaythropist, which we learned, that by rule of the comto relieve honest merit in distress. The mon law agisiment tithe was not, in such Members are to be elected by ballot, but circumstances, payable. His Honour dwelt not confined to distance.
at considerable length on four different
cases, which have been understood to miOCCURRENCES IN LONDON litate against the exemption claimed, and AND ITS VICINITY.
shewed clearly that those cases had been “ Windsor Castle, Feb. 7. His Majesty misapprehended; concluding his judge has continued through the last month in ment by observing he was bound to de. a very tranquil and comfortable state.- clare, that the exemption from tithe on His Majesty's bodily health is good; but which the Defendant had insisted was a his disorder is undiminished.”
rule of the common law, and that if it Saturday, Jan. 24.
ought to be remedied, application must This morning Abraham Thornton was be made to the Legislature, Courts of Jusagain brought up to the Court of King's tice being bound to administer the law as Eench, Westminster, on the appeal for the they find it. supposed wilful murder of Mary Ashford
Thursday, Feb. 5. (see our last Volume, p. 464). He deli- D. Milne, esq. an insurance-broker, was vered in a long replication, in which he at Lloyd's, this day, transacting his business stated the evidence on bis trial at War- in perfect health and spirits; at five o'clock wick, inferring his innocence therefrom; he went to the Albion Tavern, and dined and concluded by praying, that he may be with a party of friends. Not coming home permitted to wage battle with the appel- at night, messengers were dispa ched early lant, William Ashford ; who next craved the next morning in all directions, to ascertime to answer this replication; when tain the cause of his absence We la. Thursday the 29th, was fixed for that pur- ment to say, that his body was found in pose, on which day Mr. Clarke, on behalf the river at Dock-head, but the cause of of the appellant, put in an answer to the the melancholy catastrophe has not been replication, stating the insufficiency of the ascertained. The deceased has left a wie replication to justify the demand of wager dow and 12 children.
Friday, Friday, Feb. 6.
they were not in their seats in the church A Meeting was held at the Freemasons' as usual, At the conclusion of the service Tavern, for the purpose of raising a fund the beadle remarked the circumstance to to assist in the building of additional some neighbours, and they having noticed Churches and Chapels in London, its vici- that the shutters of Mr. Bird's house had nity, and throughout the kingdom gene- not been opened at the usual time, nor rally. The assembly was composed of a had they been opened at that time numerous body of the higher classes of (noon), the beadle and others went to Mr. society, but particularly the most distin- Bird's house, knocked at the door and guished members of Church and State. called, but received no answer ; they. His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury therefore, had no doubt but something took the chair, and explained the object of dreadful bad happened, and immediately the meeting. Among those who took an determined on forcing an entrance by the active part in the proceedings of the day, garden at the back of the house. On their we observed the Bishops of London, Peter- entrance into the passage a most shocking borough, Gloucester, Chester, and Lan- spectacle presented itself, in the body of daff ; the Duke of Northumberland, Lords the housekeeper lying near the streetSidmouth and Shaftesbury, Messrs. Long, door on ber face in a shocking state, her Wilberforce, Grant, &c. &c. Nearly the head drove in, and cut open. The horrid whole Bench of Bishops, and at least 25 act was apparently perpetrated by a large Lay Peers were present.---A number of re- blunt instrument, Ou proceeding from solutions, for the purpose of carrying the this scene of horror, another equally horeting into effect, were then passed. rible presented itself in a parlour adjoioSaturday, Feb. 7.
ing the passage. It was the body of Mr.Bird, The Attorney. General exhibited articles who was lying on bis back, with his arms of the peace, in behalf of Lord Sidmouth, stretched, and his head in a more shocking against Arthur l'histlewood, lately tried state than that of his housekeeper's, as her with others in the King's Bench on charges wounds were more concealed from view. of high treason, for sending a challenge His forehead was drove in about an inch to the Noble Lord, on 2d of February, to deep, and the wound as large as a crown. fight a duel with bim. The Noble Lord piece. The wounds of Mr. Bird were inwas in Court, and the articles were ordered Aicted also by a large blont instrument. to be filed. On Monday Thistlewood was A candle was found in the passage, close apprehended, and brought into Court on to the housekeeper, and it is supposed the Tuesday morning. After objecting to the murders were committed late on Satur. bail required (two sureties in 300l. each), day, or at least before ten o'clock, as be was told that the Grand Jury had found that was the hour Mr. Bird constantly an indictment, and was asked what he went to bed. There is no doubt but the would plead to it. He replied “Guilty," object of attack was plunder. The keys and was ordered to be brought up for of the drawers and boxes had been projudgment on the last day of Term. - cured, and it is supposed they were taken On thé 121h of February the Attorney from the pockets of the deceased; as they General prayed judgment. Thistlewood were stained with blood.--Every exertion expressed a desire to withdraw his plea of has been made to discover the io human Guilty, which he had made inadvertently. perpetrator of this dreadful crime, but his This was allowed, and he was informed his therto without effect. trial would take place at the Sittings after
Saturday, Feb. 14. next term, and that he must be remanded This evening a most atrocious murder till he could find sufficient bail to the arti. was perpetrated on a young woman, named cles of the peace.
Mary Minting, residing with her father, Sunday, Feb. 8.
in Union.street, Middlesex Hospilal, by Mr. Bird, aged 84, and his housekeeper W. Haitch, who had been a labourer in Mrs. Mary Symmonds, were discovered the employment of a fruiterer in Coventmurdered, jo his house at Greenwich. He garden Market. It appears, that on the had lived a great many years in the town 10th of November last he married her, of Greenwich, where he carried on the having another wile; which being found business of a tallow-chandler, by which he out by the deceased and her friends, he acquired sufficient property to retire from was forbid the house. A letter from him business, and live upon his income, aris- was found in the pocket of the deceased, ing from bouses, and money in the funds ; requiring pecuniary aid, in order to enable his wife died about two years ago, and him to quit the country: a postscript was since that time no person has resided with attached, wisbing to meet her on Sunday him but his honsekeeper. He was a most evening; and finding that she did not áiconstant attendant at Greenwich Church, tend the appointment, he went to her faand was always in his place as soon as the ther's, and spoke to a lodger, who gained service began, accompanied by his house. him an interview with the deceased, and keeper. This morning, it was noticed by they were left talking in the passage in the the beadle of the parish and others, that dark, when he took the opportunity of
perpetrating the horrid deed únobserved, 9. Horsham, March 16. Maidstone, and escaped. The head of the young woman March 23. Kingston, March 30. was nearly severed from her body. The OXFORD-Mr. Justice Park and Mr. Jus. murderer, who had for some months past tice Burrough: Reading, March 2. attended Divine Service at the New Jeru. Oxford, March 4. Worcester and City, salem Chapel in Lisle-street, was there March 7. Stafford, March 12. Shrewg. apprehended on the following morning, as bury, March 18. Hereford, March 24. he was coming out of the chapel. After Monmouth, March 30. Gloucester and examination at Bow-street, he was com: City, April 1. mitted, on the clearest evid
the WesTERN-Mr. Justice Abbott and Mr. Old Bailey, for trial. The trial was to Justice Holroyd: Winchester, March 2. have taken place ou Priday the 20th. About New Sarum, March 7. Dorchester, half past eight in the roorning, having March 12. Exeter and City, March been called down, with several others, pre- 16. Launceston, March 24. Taunton, paratory to their being brought into Court, March 28. he took the opportunity of retiring for a minutes or two, when he was discovered on his knees with his throat cut, the main
SHERIFFS FOR THE YEAR 1818. artery completely divided, and the razor Bedf.-J. Pedley, esq, of Eaton Bray. lying close by on the floor. An inquest Berks.-R. Palmer, esq. of Holme Park. was held on the body, whose verdict de- Bucks. - Geo. Hassell, esq. of Cholesbury. elared, “That the deceased laid violent Cambridge and Huntingdon-Postponed. hands upon himself, and that at the time Cheshire.-H. H. Aston, esq. of Aston. of so doing he was perfectly sane and of Cumb.-M. Hartley, esq. of Rose Hill. sound mind." His remains were accord- Derbysh.---John Chas. Girardot, esq. of ingly thrown into a pit dug out near the Allestree. centre of the cross-road at the Old Bailey, Devon.-Sir W. T. Pole, bart. of Shute. about eight o'clock on Monday morning: Dorset.-J. Disney, esq. of Corscombe.
Essex.-J. T. Daubuz, esq. of Layton.
Glouc.-D. Ricardo, esq. of Gatcomb Park.
Herts.-George Palmer, esq. of Much
Kent.-W. H. Baldock, esq. of Petham. Jan. 28. The Turret Clock ; a MeloDrama, in two Acts.
Lancash. ---J. Fedden, esq. of Wetton-house.
Leic.—Sir G. Robinson, bart, of Stretton. Feb. 5. The Bride of Abydos ; a Grand Tragic Play, in toree Acts, adapted to
Linc.-J. C. L. Calcraft, esq. of Ancaster.
Monm.-N. Wells, esq. of Piercefield. the Stage by Mr. Dimord.
Norf.-E. Lombe, esq. of Great Melton. Covent GARDEN THEATRE.
Northamptons –J. Booth, esq. of Glendon. Feb. 4. The Illustrious Traveller ; or,
Northumb.-R. Launcelot Allgood, esq. of The Forges of Kanzel ; a Melo Drama.
Nunwick. Feb. 5. Fazio ; a Tragedy, by Mr.
Notts.-H. Walker, esq. of Blyth.
Ozun.-P. L. Powys, esq. of Hardwicke.
Salop.-T. Botfield, esq. of Hopton Court. SPRING CIRCUITS. 1818. Somerset.-John Evered, esq. of Hill. NORFOLK-Lord Ellenborough and Mr. Scafford.—E. T. Nicolls, esq. of SwithamJustice Dallas: Aylesbury, Feb. 28. Bed
ley Park. ford, March 4. Huntingdon, March 7. Southampton.-R. Goodlad, esq. of HillCambridge, March 10. Thetford, March
place. 14. Bury St. Elmond's, March 20.
Suffolk.-C. Berners, esq. of Woolverstone. MIDLAND-Lord Chief Justice and Baron Surrey.--H. Peters, esq. of Betchworth Garrow: Northampton, Feb. 28. Oak
Castle, ham, March 6. "Lincoln and City, Sussex. -J. King, esq. of Loxwood. March 7. Nottingham and Town, March
Warwickshire.-R. Vyner, esq. , of Ea13. Derby, March 18. Leicester and
thorpe. Borough, March 23. Coventry and
Wilts.-Alex. Powell, esq. of HurdcottWarwick, March 28.
house. NORTHERN-Lord Chief Baron and Mr.
Worcester.-S. Wall, esq. of Hallow Park. Justice Bayley: York and City, March 7.
York.-John Yorke, esq. of Richmond, Lancaster, March 21.
By the Prince of Wales's Council. HOME-Barov Graham and Baron Wood:
Cornwall.- Francis Hearle Rodd, esq. of Hertford, March 5. Chelmsford, March