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kers. It is sufficient to obserre, that Case of great importance to the they admitted that cach inhabriant of
in the Court of Session. As most of our separately; but they contended, that a readers will feel themselves materially number of persons were not entitled to interested in the result, we presume it associate and club together for this purwill be gratifying to lay a short account pose. It was said that such an associa. of it before them.
tion was a mere device to evade their In the year 1800, a number of indivi. privileges, and, if sanctioned, might end duals in the town and neighbourhood of in the annihilation of all the corpora' ions Perth formed the design of baking their of Scotland. own bread. As very few of them had The bakers accordingly presented a accommodation for baking in their own petition to the Sheriff of Perthshire, houses, they formed themselves into a wherein they craved his Lordship to dis. society, purchased ground in the neigh. charge the members of the societies bourhood of Perth, and out of the juris- “ from baking bread for the use of them. diction of the town, and erected there. selves.” As the Sheriff (the present on the necessary buildings for the ba- Lord Advocate) considered ihe question king of bread. They purchased the ma- to be of very great importance, he al. terials, and hired servants for manufac. lowed a proof to the parties; and after. turing the bread; and this bread, when wards (September 10th, 1806,) on con• manufactured, was distributed among sidering the proof and whole process, the members of the society, some of he“ dismissed the action, and assoilzied whom resided within, and some without the defenders." the town of Perth.
The bakers brought this interlocutor * This society was found to answer so of the Sheriff under the review of the well the purpose for which it was de- Court of Session by advocation; and, at signed, that a second society, of a simi- the same time, they raised a summons lar nature, was lately instituted. The of declarator, for having it four:d and bread which was baked by these socie- declared that the societies in question ties was allowed to be equal to any ma• were illegal. These processes of advonufactured by the bakers, and was got cation and declarator were conjoined, by the members at a comparatively cheap and the Lord Ordinary appointed the rate. In evidence of this, it need only case to be stated in mutual memorials.be mentioned, that while the price at On advising these memorials, bis Lord. present charged by the bakers for the ship (May 30th, 1907) pronounced an quartern loaf of wheaten bread is twelve. interlocutor, dismissing the two actions, pence bclfpenny, and of holisehold bread and assoilzying the defenders. The baninepence balfpenny, the members of the kers having thus lost their cause both societies are supplied with the first at before the Sheriff and Lord Ordinary, eightpence, and with the second at seven. applied, by petition, to the whole Lords, pence the loaf.
and their petition was appointed to be It will not appear surprising that these answered. On advising the petition and societies should not have been very answers, the Court, by a great majority much liked by the bakers. They suf- (May 19th, 1808,) refused the desire of fered the first one, however, to exist for the petition. A second petition was four years without any challenge ; but presented by the bakers, and, as the at last they thought fit to complain of Court considered the case to be of great it, as encroaching on their exclusive importance in point of precedent, and privileges. We have not room to de. therefore worthy of mature consideratail the different pleas urged by the ba- tion, they appointed the petition to be
answered. Answers were accordingly John M Gregor-the diet was deserted put into the petition, and the case cane proloco et tempore, and they were re-com. again to be considered by the Court on milted on a new warrant. Tuesday (July 5th), when the whole * Perth, Sept. 20.—Before Lords Craig fifieen judges were present. A consi. and Armadale.—Wm.M.Lean, and John derable time was spent in deliberating M·Lean, his son, accused of deforcing on the question, and some difference of a revenue-officer. John was outlawed opinion prevailed on the Bench; but it for not appearing. The diet against carried, by a majority, to refuse the pe. William was deserted pro loco et tempore, tition. So that it is now finally settled, and he was recommited on a new warby a solemu judgment of the Supreme rant. John M.Laren, was found guilty Court of this country, that the inhabi. of the same offence, and sentenced to tants of royal burghs are entitled to bake be imprisoned for 12 months, and to bread for their own consumption, either keep the peace for two years thereafseparately or in company.
ter. John Galloway, accused of wilful Counsel for the corporation of bakers, fire-raising ; Alexander Robertson, acthe Dean of Faculty and George Joseph cused of fraud and imposition; MargaBell, Esq.
ret Coaze, accused of child-murderFor the inhabitants of Perth, David the diet against all the three was desert: Cathcart, Adam Gillies, and John Shank ed. Galloway and Coaze were recomMore, Esqrs.
mitted. Margaret Cramond, accused of child murder, was outlawed for not
appearing. Circuit INTELLIGENCE.
Stirling, Sept. 7.—Before Lords CulAberdeen, Sept. 7.-Before Lord Ar. Jen and Hermand.-- John Forsyth, at madale. James Findlay, shoemaker in Bucklyvie, Walter Bartison, at Cashlie Portsoy, accused of commitring a rape. toll, and Walter Forsyth, indicted for The diet against him was deserted pro assaulting and deforcing Excise-officers loco et tempore, and he was recommitted in the execution of their duty. The on a new warrant. There was no other two first were outlawed for not appearbusiness.
ing. Walter Forsyth was found guilty, Inverness, Sept. 13.—Before Lord Ar. and sentenced to three months imprisonmadale.-Alexander Lawson, in the uni- ment, and to find security to keep the ted parishes of Cromdale and Inverallen, peace for three years. accused of murder, and James Mackay, Inverary, Sept. 12.--Before Lords Cul. shoemaker in the parish of New Spy. len and Hermand.–Archd. M'Callum, pie, county of Elgin, accused of house. lately weaver in Clachan, and Archd. breaking, were outlawed for not appear- M.Lean, iu Tynloan, accused of forgery, ing. Walter Ker Boston, late school. were outlawed for not appearing master in Contin, accused of house. James M Glashan, inn-keeper in Knockbreaking and theft ; the libel being re- rioch, accused of murder--the diet destricted to an arbitrary punishment, he serted pro loco et tempore, and he was was found guilty, and sentenced io transportation for 14 years.--Elspet Begg, Glasgow, Sept. 17.-Before Lords Cul. parish of Speymouth, also accused of len and Hermand.-Rachael Wright, an house- breaking and theft, was found Irishwoman, accused of stealing Flora guilty on her own confession, and sen. Amos, a child of about three years of tenced to transportation for seven years. .age, was found guilty upon her own - In this case the Court repelled an ob. confession. Counsel was afterwards jection of a misnomer in the verdict, sta- 'heard as to the extent to which the pains ted by the pannel's counsel, viz, that of law should go in inflicting punishment she was 'named Elspet in the indictment, on her. The Court, considering that and Elizabeth in the verdict. The Ad- the case in question had very rarely vocate-depute said that Elspet and Eli: occurred in this country, and merited zabeth were the same name, and addu- the most deliberate attention of the High ced the only similar instance on record, Court of Justiciary, remitted the consi. which was as far back as 1728.--Jante deration of the case to that Court, and Ross, alias Oag, and Andrew Ross, alias granted warrant for transmitting the priBain, of Tain, accused of the murder of soner to Edinburgh, to hear the sentence
recommitted on a new warrant.
of the High Court of Justicary on the missed from the bar. Hugh Anderson, 19th October next.
accused of stealing from a church in James Waddel, of Meadowside, accu- May bole, sundry tools belonging to carsed of assaulting James M'Clayman, la- penters working there, was, upon his bourer, and severely wounding him with own confession, found guilty, and senan axe, -The Jury were unanimous in tenced to transportation for seven years, finding the assault proven; but by a plu. Mary Johnstone, for theft, was, upon rality of voices found that there was no her own perition, banished trom Scor. proof of premeditated malice. He was land for life. Moses M'Kean, for theft, sentenced to be confined two months in was outlawed for not appearing. Mary the jail of Glasgow, and thereafter until M.Kean, his wife, also for theft, was, he pay a fine of L.200 sterling, to be upon her own petition, banished from applied as the High Court of Justiciary Scotland for life. The diet was desert. shall direct, and to find caution to keep ed respecting Rosina Dorrien, also for the peace for three years, under the pe. theft. John M'William, smiih in Chalnalty of L1500.- John Fraser, now or loch, for murder or culpable homicide, lately residing at Finnart, accused of was recommitted on a new warrant, and forging a letter to obtain re delivery of afterwards liberated on bail. a quantity of herrings, seized from 'n im Dumfries, September 29.-Before Lord by the Excise-the diet was deserted pro Meadowbank. Joshua Brown, butcher loco et tempore.-James Munro and Wil- in Castle-Douglas, accused of sheep. liam M‘Farlane, accused of fraud and stealing, was, upon his own confession, imposition, by enlisting and receiving found guilty, and sentenced to transbounties, and concealing that they were portation for seven years. Hugh Dal. apprentices,-the libel was dismissed as las, soldier in the 720 foot, for forging a irrelevant. The prisoners were recom- receipt for 12 guineas, by Capt. Lacon mitted, but afterwards liberated, on find. of said regiment, whereby he procured ing caution to answer a new action.- the money. The pannel persisted in John Wilson, son of Thomas Wilson, confessing his guilt; and evidence har. sailor in Port-Glasgow, a boy of 14 years ing been adduced for the farther satisof age, accused of murder or culpable ho. faction of the court and jury, he was unmicide, in killing a boy of the like age, by animously found guilty, but recommend. throwing a brick-bat at him. The Ad- ed to his Majesty's mercy. Sentence of vocate depute passed from the charge of death was pronounced on him.-George murder, and the boy pled guilty, but Turdie, travelling chapman, for forging, added, " I did not intend it." The jury or uttering notes of the Bank of Eng. found him guilty of culpable homicide, land, knowing them to be forged. The but recommended a lenient sentence, as libel was restricted to his having such the facts libelled appeared to have taken nutes in his custody; to which charge place in consequence of a boyish quar. the pannel pled guilty, and was senten, rel; he was sentenced to be imprisoned ced to 14 years transportation. Daniel one month in Glasgow jail.-Ann O'. Feggan, and Helen Feggan, his wife, Brien, late servant to Sam. Thomson, at for uttering base coin, to a small amount, Achintorlie, and Francis Toal, labourer, were, upon their own petition, banished accused of theft from the house of the said from Scotland for seven years. Thomson-the dier was deserted simpli. Jedburgh, Oct. 4.- Before the Lord citer against Toal. O'Brien was found Justice Clerk.-Agnes Baillie, and Hen. guilty, on her own confession, and sen. ry Rutherford, a sheriff-officer, accused tenced to transportation for seven years. of theft and reset of theit. A petition
-Ayr, Sept. 24.-Before Lord Meadow. was presented for the former, stating bank. William Burnside and Thomas that she was in a state of insanity, and Taggart, shoemakers in Kilmarnock, now confined in the county asylum for were indicted for entering the house of persons in that situation, and praying a woman in that town, and murdering, that she might be delivered to her father. by means of strangulation, her and her Her situation being proved, the desire servant maid, and thereafter robbing of the petition was granted. The dict the house of a sum of money and va against Rutherford was deserted pro loco rious articles. The Jury found the libel et tempore, and he was recommitted on not proven, and the parnels were disc a new warrant.
MacisTRATES OF EDINBURGH. 16. At Edisburgh, Mr Thomas Patersons Tuesday, October 4. the Magistrates and merchani, Erinburgh, to Jane, eldest Council walked in procession to the High daughter of Mr James Reid, merchant, Church, where excellent sermon w.s Edinburgh. preached by the Rev. Mr Brunton, one of 17. At Laggan, the Rev. Mr Lachlan the ministers of this city, from Matthew M.Pherson, niinister of Knockando, to' IX. 15. “ And unto one he gave five ta Miss Penuel Grant. lents, to rDother two, and to another one," 20. Dr Robert Benstead Wright, of &c. After divine service they returned to Southampton, Jamaica, to Nicola, eldest the Council Chamber, when the following daughter of the lace Mr James Watson, Geotlemen were chosen Magistrates for the wrifer to the signet. erisuing year :
20. At Mouse wald Place, the Rev. Tho.
mas Inglis, minister of Lochrution, to JaThe Right Hon. WILLIAM Coulter, Lord Provost.
met, youngest daughter of the late Robert
Henderson, Esq. of Cleugh-heads. Peter Hill, Esq.
21. At Chester, Lord Charles Bentinck, John Turnbuli, Esq.
son to the Duke of Portland, to the Hon. A. C. Younger, Esq.
Miss Seymour. After the ceremony, his Alexander vanners, Esq.
Lordship received orders to proceed to William Calder, Esg, Dean of Guild. Yarmouch, to embark with the expedition Robt. Scott Moncrieff, jun. Esq. Trea to Spain.
22. At Coldstream, William Scott, Esq. Donald Smith, Esq. Old Provost. writer to the signet, to Miss Jordan of EGeorge White, Esq.
dinburgh. William Tennant, Esq. Çold Bailies.
23 At Inverness, the Rev. Dr Griffith, David Kinnear, Esq.
master of University College, Oxford, to John Gloag, Esq.
Miss Ironside, daughter of the late Rev. James Carfrae, Esq. Old Dean of Guild. William Ironside, and sister to Mrs Grant Thomas Henderson, Esq. Old Treasu- of Rothiemurchus.
28. At Ochtertyre, James Glasford, Esq. Mess. Kincaid M.Kenzie
advocate, to Miss Murray, daughter of the
Merchant William Gilchrist
late Sir William Murray, Bart of OchterRichard Young
tyre. Adam Anderson
Trades George Paton, Esq. of Bedford Square, Wm. Farquharson Counsellors. to Miss Ashmoré. John Auchterlonie, Convener)
Lately, Thomas Heaton Norres, Esq. of Alexander Ritchie
Moswel Hill, Middlesex, to Miss S. Demp
Ordinary James Rennie
ster, eldest daughter of Mr James DempWilliam Sibbald
ster, of Baron House, Mitcham. Robert Hogg
Oct. 1. At. London, Edward MajoriAndrew Wilson
banks, Esq. to Miss Georgiana Lacour, Andrew luglis
third daughter of the late Francis Latour, Alexander Spence
Esq. of Madras,
3. At Leckiebank, Andrew Murray, Extraordinary
Council Robert Clark
younger of Murrayshall, Esq. Advocate,
Deacons. John Aird
to Miss Thomson, daughter of the late ().
liver Thomson of Leckiebank, Esq. Andrew Gardner
3. At Halbeath, Mr Charles Chrystie, Robert Wilson
writer, Stirling, to Isabella, daughter of
Mr Young of Halbeath.
3. Ac Diverswells, Mr John Hooper, Faly 19. At Aberdeen, the Rev. Mr Ro manager of Sauchie coal-works, to Ann, bert Shirra, Yetholm, to Mary, eldest danghter of Alexander Flint, farmer. daughter of Mr Gibb, merchant, Aberdeen. 5. At Houghton le Spring, Archibald
- At Edinburgh, Mr George Cooke, Jerdon, Esq. of Bonjedward, to Elizabeth, of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, to youngest daughter of the late Robert Millo Miss Lambe, daughter of Lambe, Esq. ner, Esq. of Barnes.
Sept. 14. Mr James Kerr, accountant in 7. At Broughton manse, the Rev. Alex, Glasgow, to Miss Jean Carmalt.
ander Telser, minister of the gospel, John. 15. At London, Major Alexander Mori stone, to Helen, daughter of the Rev. son, of the Hon. East India Company's ser. Thomas Gray, minister of Broughton. vice, of Gunnersbury Park, Middlesex, to 12. The Rev. Henry Grey, minister of Miss Jane Carnell, youngest daughter of Stencou, to Miss Grey, eldest daughter of John Carnell, Esq. of Sevenoaks, Kent. the deceased Mr Grey, of Millfield-hill.
Oct. 24. At Moffat, Mr Robert Watt,
DEATHS. merchant, Dumfries, to Miss Grace Chrich- 1807. Oct. 17. At Calcutta, after a rede ton of Moffat.
dence of 26 years, Cap: Henry Thomas 25. At Spring Garden, Stockbridge, Mr Spence, of the Diamond Pearl, country vesJames Bonthron, to Mary, third daughter sel. This gentleman left Edinburgh at an of the late Mr Edward Simpson.
early period of life, and, after serving with 26. At Leith, Dr Nimmo of Glasgow, reputation 13 years in the British nary, to Mary, youngest daughter of Thomas went to India, where he acquired a handGladstones, Esq. Leith.
so me fortune.
1808. Jan. 8. At Onore, Lieut. Spottis
woode Lawson, of the 14th regt. Madras June 7. At the Cape of Good Hope, the rative infantry, second son of the late W} Lady of John Pringle, Esq. a son and heir. liam Lawson of Cairnmuir, Esq.
July 17. At Grenada, the Lady of wohn July 16. At Montreal, Mrs Eweretta Ross, Esq. ol Clerkscourt, a son.
Jane Richardson, wise of Alexander AuldSept. S. At Houghton, near Darlington, jo, Esq. the Lady of Major John Malcolm, a son. 20. Ac Kingsion, Jamaica, General Wil.
At Highgate, the Lady of Walter Car- liam Anne Villettes, Lieutenant-Governer ruthers, Esq. a daughter.
and Commander in Chief of the forces in 8. Ai Capenoch, Lady Kirkpatrick, a son. that island.
12. Ac Shielhill, Forfarshire, Mis Bu- At his estate in Berbice, Alexander chan, a son.
Bruce Morris, Esq. 12. At Aberdeen, Mrs Beaumont, of the At Sierra Leone, Capt. Wm. Murray, of Theatre Royal, Glasgow, a daughter. the Royal York Rangers, commanding
14. At Keleo, Mrs A. Ballantyne, a son. the detachment in that colony.
15. A¢ Perth, the Lady of Lieut.-Colonel Aug. 2. At Riga, aged 23, Mr George Macquarrie, 73d regiment, a daughter. Forbes, eldest son of Mr John Forbes of
23. At Craigforth, Mrs Callander, a Upper Boyndlie. He was unfortunately daughter.
drowned while bathing in the river there. 26. At Leith Fort, the Lady of Briga- 4. At Charlotte Town, Prince Edward's dier-General Laye, commanding the Roy- Island, in Nova Scotia, Mr John Grinly, al Artillery in North Britain, a daughter. merchant there, aged 24 years, eldest soul
26. At Hermitage Park, near Leith, the of Mr William Grinly, broker in Leith. Lady of J. A. Borron, Esq. a son.
5. At Clifton, Bristol-Hotwells, aged 27. At Kilmarnock, Mrs Gregory, a son. twenty seven years, Hugh Mair, Esq. late
28. At Edinburgh, Mrs Grant, wife of of Friday Street, London, merchant, young. Mr James Grant, writer to the signet, a est son of John Mair, Esq. of Plantation,
near Glasgow, after a severe protracted ill. At Aberdeen, the Lady of Capt. Russell, ness, which be bore with exemplary resigof the Royal Navy, a daughter.
nation to the divine will, and whose reAt the Grange, the Lady of Lord Henry mains are deposited in the Cathedral Stuart, a son.
Church, Bristol, where a monument is en At Camberwell'Grove, the Lady of Cap. recting to the memory of this excelleat tain Honyman, Royal Navy, a son.
young man. At Ayton, Mrs Fordyce, jun. a daugh- 15. At Greenock, Mrs Flora M. Allister,
wife of Mr John M'Allister, merchant, and At Clayhill, the Hon. Mrs Wedderburn, daughter of Alexander M'Allister Esq. of a daughter.
Strathaird. Oct. 3. At Kelly, the Lady of the Hon. Sept. 4. On board his Majesty's ship Major Ramsay, a son.
Phipps, Colonel Charles Williamson, on his 4. At London, the Lady of John Spal- passage home from the Havannah with imding, Esq. of Holm, a son and heir.
portant dispatches for Government. 18. The Lady of Dr John Hume, of Ha- 11. At Dundee, Agnes Gibson, spouse milton, a son.
of Patrick Macvicar, one of the ministers 19. At Newbottle, Lady Harriet An. of Dundee, and daughter of John Gibs, cram, a daughter.
minister of Mains, aged 94. 20. At Castlecraig, the Lady of Sir Tho. 13. Ac Bridgend of Dumfries, Mr Matmas Gibson Carmichael, of Skirling, Bart. thew Jardine, farmer, late in Brecca. a daughter.
13. At Ednionston, Laurence Brown, 20. At Blairadam, Mrs Anstruther Thom. Eşq of Edmonston, in the 34th year of son, Lady of John Anstruther Thomson, his Esq. of Charleron, a daughter.
14. At Carlisle, in consequence of a fall 24. At Edinburgh, the Lady of David from his horse, Lieut.-Colonel James CampBoyle, Esq. Solicitor: General, a daughier. bell, inspecting field Officer at that place.