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Court in an elegant speech at opening. without turning to the right hand or to In the First Chamber, 'Lord Armadale the left, was his supreme and anxious was chosen interim President; and the wish. If long experience was a requ:commission of Mr Blair, appointing him site towards the performance of his net Lord President of the Court, having duties, he miglit, without presumption; been formerly given in and recorded, he say he possessed it; for, during the long immediately went to the Outer. house period of 44 years, he had been in con. with Lord Craig, Ordinary, to sit as stant praciice at that bar. His Lord. Lord Probationer, and report the usual ship concluded his most impressive adcauses in that capacity:

dress, which was delivered with much On Wednesday November 16. Me feeling and animation, with trusting Blair having reported the usual num- that, by the aid abd exertions of their ber of causes as Lord Probationer, took Lordships, in their different chambers, his seat as Lord President of the Court. the business of the Court would meet On this occasion the second division of wih dispatch, and justice be duly adthe Court, in which Lord Justice Clerk ministered to the country. The Court presides, came down from the new was extremely crowded. Lord Melville court.room to the Inner-house, so that was present, and sat within the bar. the whole Judges were on the bench at ***"The new Lord President (who is son receiving the Lord President. His Lord of the authut of the celebrated poem of ship, on taking his seat, delivered'a most the Grave) entered Advocate in the year eloquent and impressive' speech to the 1764, and got early into high practice. Court, of which we can only give the · In 1789 he was appointed his Majesty's outlines.--Feeling, he said, the high re. Solicitor General for Scotland, in which sponsibility attached to his situation, he situation he continued till the chang: took possession of it with fear and an. of Ministry immediately after Mr Piti's xiety, and considered the present mo. death, in February 1806. During this ment as ane of the most important in time, it is generally understood that he his life. He'alluded to three furiner il. was repeatedly offered, at different va. Justrious men who had filled the chair, cancies, the high offices of Lord Advomen who were in the memory of all cate and Lord Justice Clerk, both of their Lordships, and whose shining abi which he declined. He was chosen lities needed no praise from him. He Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, when particularly noticed the late Lord Pre. the present Lord Chief Baron went to sident Campbell, by whose retirement the Exchequer. Mr Blair has been alfrom business he was now raised to the 'ways distinguished for his independence honourable situation to which he was of mind, for manly eloquence, and proThis day, called, and remarked, among found knowledge of his profession. The the many qualities possessed by that appointment of so dignified a character eminent Judge, bis patient industry and to the head of the law department in indefatigable attention to business, qua. this country must give great satisfaction. ! lities which, his Lordship observed, hvad: The following notice, put up in the often to him been a source of admira. Outer-house, evinces the determination tion, and even almost ofenvy. It would' of their Lordships to give that dispatch be presumpiuous in him, he continued, to business which has so long been conto compare his talents with those of his sidered as essential to the ends of jus. predecessors whom he had noticed; but tice, and which it was intended, in a there was one quality in a Judge, with great measure, to effect by the recent out which the most splendid abilities division of the Court into two chauwere of no avail, pay, even destructive' bers. he meant that of a zealous desire to <? 'The Lord Justice Clerk gives nodischarge, with an upright mind, the do- tice, that,answers to petitions, memori ties of his station. It would be atfecta- "als, and all other papers ordered by the lion in him to speak with reserve or Court, must be given in on or before doubt on this point, for his mind told the ist of December next; and that, af him he possessed this desire, and that "tér that day, every case will positively to do his duty, and to administer justice . be taken up in the order which it stands between man and man, without fear or in the long ro!!, whether the papers a. regard of any human consideration, wanting are given in or not."

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COWRT OF JUSTICIARY. appeal was made to the synod by a nuSome time ago, an action was raised merous body of the presbytery, not onat the instance of his Majesty's Advo. ly because they conceived there was 110 cate against several Journeymea Paper. good ground for such inquiry, but also, makers, for entering into an illegal com.

because the movers of it had not com. bination or conspiracy to compel their plied with the express injunction of the masters to raise their wages. An ob form of process, by having 'had a prejection against the relevancy of the li- vivus private commurication on the subbel having been started by the Counsel ject with Mr Wright. This appeal came for the patinels, the Court ordered me. before the synod at the last meeting. morials; and on the 19th of October Very able pleadings were made on both their Lordships, after having maturely sides, after which it was moved and seconsidered the case, and delivered their conded, opinions, pronounced an interlocutor, " That the synod should find that the finding the indierment not relevant as presbytery of Ayr have' acted in this Laid. "The pannels were thereforç dis. matter in a precipitate and informal missed from the bar. The whole of manner, and that their sentence ought their Lordships were present. Lords to be reversed." Armadale and Meadowbank supported. It was also moved and seconded, the relevancy of the libel, and with

“ That the synod find the presbytery them the Lord Justice Clerk concurred of Ayr bave in this manner acted proia opinion; while Lords Craig, Cullen, perly, and that it should be remitted to and Hermand, spoke against it. Their them to take such further steps in this Lordships delivered their sentiments at business as they may judge best.” great length, and in such a manner as After reasoning at considerable length, evinced the deep attention they had be- the synod, without a vote, agreed to set stowed on a subject of such vast import. aside the whole proceedings of the pres. ance to the interests of the community. bytery in this business ; at the same * SYNOD OF GLASGOW AND Ayr.

time, sensible of the importance of the

sanctification of the Sabbath, they re. A case of a very singular nature late commended to all the members withly came before the Synod of Glasgow in their bounds to be particularly atten. and Ayr.-The circumstances are short tive to it, and to beware how far they ly these. In the harvest of 1807 there allow of cases of necessity, which may was a great deal of wet weather, and prove a stumbling-block to any of their much corn destroyed and carried away parishioners. by the floods. The potatoes were also greatly injured, so as to render them ex- On Thursday night, Oct. 2 ist, it blew tremely scarce and dear, in consequence a heavy gale at Edinburgh from the of which much distress afterwards pre. S. W. 'In addition to the mischief uso. vailed in many districts of Scotland. At ally occasioned here by high winds, the end of one of the weeks it brighten- such as blowing down chimney cans, ed up, and a drying wind had prepared &c. &c. we were sorry to observe that the corn for being housed. The Rev. the large temporary building erected Mr Wright, minister of Maybale, at the on the north end of the Mound, for conclusion of the forenoon's service, on the purpose of exhibiting the pánothe following Sabbath-day, stated to his rama of the battle of Trafalgar, was congregation, that he conceived the fa- blown down, and the painting totally vourable change of the weather might destroyed. It is a curious coincidence be made use of to save the harvest on that it fell on the morning of the 21st, that day, without violating the Sabbath. the anniversary of that day on which Several of his parishioners availed them- the hero of Trafalgar ended his career selves of their pastor's advice. At the of glory. next meeting of presbytery, one of his On Thursday Oct. 25. came on anoreverend brethren denounced him as ha- ther tremendous storm from the southving violated the fourth commandment; west, which did considerable- damage and a solemn inquiry was accordingly on the west coast, and the plantations voted by a majority of the presbytery. in the south of Scotland have suffered Agriast this resolution a complaint and much,

DREADDREADFUL ACCIDENT. on hearing of the accident, he set out A dreadful accident befel the London in the middle of the night, with several mail coach which left Glasgow on Tues- of his servants and others, in two post day, Oct. 25. the particulars of which chaises, and gave every possible assistwill be found in the following letter :- ance to the passengers, &e, and by this

Moffat, 26th October 1908. means, we are happy to say the London “We had, yesterday, a most dread. mail and other valuable articles in the ful storm of wind and rain, and the rin coach have been saved, vers in the neighbourhood came down “ Mr Clapperton, the surgeon, is also in torrents, such as have never been entitled to much praise for his ready asseen by the oldest people here. Among şistanice upon the occasion, and she exother damage occasioned by it, we are ertions of Job Geddes, one of Mr Rac's sorry to state, that a shocking accident servants, are particularly deserving of has happened to the mail coach from notice, who, at the risk of his life, went Glasgow to Carlisle. At the bridge into the river with a rope fastened to his over the river Avon, about nine miles body, and saved the life of the lady (ons from this, at a place called Howcleugh, of the passengers) and some of the mail betwixt 9 and 10 o'clock last night, the bags, which must othersvise have beca coach had just got about half way over, carried down the stream, when the bridge gave way in the middle " The cuachi and harness are com. of the arch, and the coach, passengers, pletely destroyed. Mr Rae has lost two horses, &c. were instantly precipitated valuable horses by the accident, and the into the river, a fall of about 30 feet, other two are severely hurt and bruised. There were four inside and two out" Tbe bodies of the two passengers side passengers. The two outside pas. who were killed have been found, and sengers and two of the horses were have been brought here this morning ; killed upon the spot, and the other pas. they are Mr William Brand, merchant sengers made a miraculous escape with in Ecclefechan, and Mr Lund, of the their lives; though we are sorry to say, house of Lund and Toulmin, of Bondthey were all very considerably hurt. - street, London." The coachman and guard were also much hurt; the former had his arm On Friday, Oct. 2 ist, Euphemia Vert broken, and was otherwise much brui. was put on the pillory at Haddington sed, and the guard received a severe in pursuance of a sentence of the Sher contusion on the head.

riff depute, for stealiog money from her " The other coach from Carlisle to master. And on Friday the 28th, John Glasgow was narrowly prevented from Currie, Robert Alexander, and James falling into the same precipiee. It was Alexander, all carters in and about Ecoming up just about the time the ac- dinburgh, were, in pursuance of a sto. cident happened, and, from the darkness tence of the Sheriff depute, publicly of the night, and the rate the coach ne. whipped through the streets of Had. cessarily goes at, must inevitably have dington, for having, in a most cruel and gone into the river at the same breach unprovoked manner, assaulted Andrew in the arch, had put one of the passen. Rutherford, toll.keeper at. Drem; and gers who escaped given the alarm. on the same day assaulted Thomas Cron,

By the exertions of the coachman mill-master in Abbey, to the great chand guard of the other coach, the pás. fusion of their blood, and danger of their sengers who survived (a lady and three lives. Both sentences were pronounced Gentlemen) with the coachman and upon the unanimous verdict of an assize. guard, who had fallen 'into the preci. On Sunday Oct. 23.a whale ran ashort pice, were enabled to extricate them. upon the farm of Longcarse, a little s. selves from the dismal situation into' bove Alloa, and was killed by the farm which they were thrown, and conducted servants. It was of the kind termed to a place of safety till other assistance fin-fish; it measured 43 feet long. There was' afforded them..

is a fin upon each side near the leade “ Much praise is due to Mr Rae, the and unc fin, upon the back, within 13 Postmaster here, one of the proprietors feet of the sail. The belly is white, and of the coach, for his exertions and assis..covered with regular and deep furroirs, tance on this occasion. Immedjately, like plaited work.

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Civit APPOINTMENT 5.

Norton, to be Governor of Charlemont in * Foreign Office, Oct. 8.' The King has Ireland, boch vice General Lord Dorchester, been pleased to appoint the Right Hom deceased. John Hookham Frere to be his Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni.

MARRIAGES. polentiary to his Catholic Majesty Ferdi. Oct. 3. At West Fordell, Alexander Gare Dand the Seventh ; and has been pleased to vie, Esq. of Rushyfold, to Miss Eliza Mur. direct hon to reside in that character at the ray, of Creevy, seat of the Central or Suprenie Junta in 4. At Edinburghi, Lieut. Wm. MiddleSpain.

ton, Forfar militia, to Isabella, daughter of Nov. 2. The King has been pleased to the late Rev. James Richardson, minister appoint Anthony Merry, Esq. fto be his of Morbattle. Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minisa 1. JO. At London, Mr Thompson, of the ter Plenipotentiary' to the Court of Swes Adelphi, co Miss Frederica Louisa Stodare, den. And. Augustus. John Foster, Esq. to of Norton Street. gyngen be bis Majesty's Secretary of Legation at • 10. At laverness, Mr Lewis Grant, bookList Court.

seller, to Miss Haywood, daughter of Joha Downing Street, Oct.3. His Majesty has Haywood, Esq. of Demerara. been pleased to appoint Lieutenant-Gene- 12. At London, Major Abernethie, of the ral George Beckwith to be Governor and Royal Marine Artillery, to Mrs Woollett, Commander in Chief of the island of Bars of Brompton, in Kent. badoes.

19. At Dumaget, Wigtonshire, Lieut. Sir Charles Brisbane, Knt. Capt. in the Leveson Douglas Stewart, of the Royal Royal Navy, to be Governor and

Comman. Navy, son of the late Admiral Keith Stewder in Chief of the islaud of St Vincent. art, to Miss Elizabeth 'Dalrymple Hay, **Hugh Elliot, Esq. to be Captain-General third daughter of Sir John Dalrymple Hay, and Governor of the Leeward Islands. Bart. of Park Place, Glenluce.

And William Woodley, Esq. to be Lieu- 28. At Edinburgh, John Abercrombie, tenant Governor of Berbice,

Esq. surgeon, 10 Miss Agnes Wardlaw, His Swedish Majesty has been pleased to daughter of the late David Wardlaw of conser on Sir Samuel Hood the Grand Necherbeath, Esq. Cross of the Order of the Sword, and on 28. At dicto, Mr James Gray, of the Captain Martin and Captain Thompson High School, to Mary, daughter of Mr ihe Knighthood of that order, in consider. Alexander Peacock, architect, Edinburgh. $ ation of the skill and gallantry displayed by 29. At ditto, William Walker, Esq. Kinthem in the late engagement between two cardine, to Magdalene, eldest daughter of British ships of the line and the Russian Thomas lawson, Esq. of Pitlethie. fleet of nine. To which lvis Britannic Ma- At London, Joseph Pert, 'Esq. to Miss jesty has given his gracious consent. 1 Anna Maria Hay, second daughter of the

Nar. 15. The Right Hon. Archibald Col- lace Joseph Hay, Esq. of Parliament Screet. quhoun of Killermont and Clachic, Lord Ac ditto, D. G. Knox, L.sq. B. A. of Tri., Advocate of Scotland, was re-elected Lord nity College, Cambridge, to Miss Sprott, Rector for Glasgow University for the ene daughter of the late J. Sprott, Esq. of Ma

dras. Nov. 19. Matthew Ross, Esq. was unani- Nov. 1. At Edinburgh, Mr Andrew Pamously chosen Dean of the Faculty of Ad- tán, saddler, to Apna, daughter of the devocates, in room of the Right Hon. Robi, ceased Mr Arch. Gilchrist, merchant. Blair, new Lord President.

2. At Munlochy, 0. MAntosh, Esq. t. The Earl of Moray has presented Mr Miss M. Munto, daughter of Alexander i David Baxtér, preacher of the gospel, to the Munro, Esq.m church of Birnie, presbytery of Elgid, vacant 2. At Duokeld, the Rev. George Stra.. by the death of the Rev. Joseph Anderson. ton, A. M. of the English Chapel; Bree:

The Right Hon. Sir John Anstruther chin, to Miss Euphemia Clask, of Hillhead, has been pleased to appoint Mess. William 3. Brig-Gen, Campbell, to F.lizabeth Handyside and John Ker, writers to the Anne, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Pensignet, Deputy Collectors of the Bishops berton, rector of Tough Byne, Ireland. Rents in Scotland, in room of William Be. 4. At Hamilton, Lieut. Elwes, of the thanie, Esq. of Blebo, and Charles Innes, Marines, to Miss Bannatyne, daughter of Esq. writers to the signet, both now de John Bannatyne, Esq. of Castlebank. ceased.

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5. At Dunbar House, by the Rev. Sic .) MilitARY" APPOINTMENTS. Henry Moncrieff Wellwood; Brig.-Gen. War office, Nov. 12. Major-Geni Franə Houstoun, to Lady Jane Long, sister to the cis Hugouin is appointed Colonel of the Ach Earl of Lauderdale. dragoons. And General the Hon. Cbapple 9. Ac Musselburgh, Capt, Donald Came

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ron, Aberdeenshire militia, to Caroline, Ai London, Lady Kingaird, a daughter daughter of Alexander Place, Esq. Dublin. Nov 8. At Gadgirth, Ayrshire, the Lady

Nov. 7. At Edinburgh, Mr Robe. Mare of Lieur..Col. Burnet, a daughter. shall, writer in Kinross, to Miss Mary Mon- 6. Ac Edinburgh, Mrs Murray of PolTo, of Kinross,

maise, a daughter, who died on the 11th. 8. At dicto, David Meldrum, Esq. of 7. At Glasgow, Mrs Greville, younger Dron, to Margaret, daughter of Mr Arch of Granard, a son and heir. Brodie, Sc Andrew's.

9. The Lady of Charles Monro, Esq. of 8. At Rothesay, Capt. Robert Stewart Allan, a son and heir. of the Telegraph Excise Yacht, to Eliza- 9. At Callendar House, the Lady of Wil. beth, eldest daughter of William Muir, Esq. liam Forbes of Callendar, Esq. a daughter, Park.

9. At Southampton, the Lady of Tho9. The Rev. Thomas Brown, minister of mas Graham Stirling, Esq. of Airth, a Sor Tongland, to Elizabeth, daughter of the and heir. Rev. Dr Duncan, London in

• 10. At Finchley, the, Lady of John 9. At Bath, Major-Gen. Richardson, to Barnes, Esq, a daughter, Mrs Scott, widow of the late David Scott, 10, At Lakefield, the Lady of J. M. C. Esq. of the Island of Antigua.

Macdonald, Esq. of Bloomfield estate, Ber. 10. At Edinburgh, Lewis Hay Ferrier, bice, a son. Esq. of Belsyde, advocate, to Miss Monro; 11. At Letterfoury, the Lady of Sir Jas. daughter of Dr Alexander Monro, sen. of Gordon, Bart. a son. Craiglockhart.is

12. At Edinburgh, Mrs Gardner, of Gif. 14. At Pilliver House, by the Rev. Sir lord Vale, a daughter. Harry Moncrieff Wellwood, Bart Law; 18. At London, Mrs Mundell, spouse of rence Johnston, Esq. nf Sands, co Mary, Mr Alexander Mundell solicitor, a son. daughter of Robt. Wellwood, Esq. of Gar, 19. At Edinburgh, che Lady of Charles vock.

Wake, Esq. a son. 15. Ac. Irvine, the Rev. John, Duncan As Ayr, the Lady of Cape. Neill, 6uch minister of Ardrossan, to Mrs Margaret Jegiment, a daughter. Logan 21. Ac Dunse, the Rev. G. Cunningham,

DEATHS. minister there, to Mrs Jane Trotter.. In Fort Thornton, Sierra Leone, Captain

21. At Glasgow, E. S. Hutton, Esq. to William Murray, of the Royal York RanMiss Miller, daughter of the deceased John gers, Commanding Officer of the detach. Miller Esq.

ment stationed in that colony, 22. At Edinburgh, John Wardrop, Esq. Aug. 6. At Clarendon, Jamaica, George of Sharpsbanks, banker in Edinburgh, to Udney Mackenzie, Esq. second son of the Barbara, eldest daughter of William Mac. late Alexander Mackeazie, Esq. W. S. Farlane, Esq. W. S.

On his passage from Jamaica co Aber.

deenshire, William Stephen, Esq. BIRTHS.

Sept. 19. AL Edinburgh, 'Appe, sixth

daughter of the lace Alexander FarquharOct. 5. At Edinburgh, the Lady of James son, Esq. of Haughton, Perguson, Esq. advocate, a daughter.

30. Ac Bridgend of Alness, Ross-shire, 6. Mrs H. Douglas Boswell, a daughter. Mrs Eliza Ross, daughter to the Rev. Pa.

9. At London, the Lady of the Hon. E. trick Buchanan, late nxinister of the AssociStewart, a son.

ate Congregation of Nigg. 12. At Tiviotbank, Mrs Elliot, a daugh. Oct. 1. At Edinburgh, Miss Jean laverAer.

arity, 23. At Waburn Abbey, her Grace the 4. At Hopes, John, son of James Milne, Duchess of Bedford, a son.

Esq. Pictou. 28. Mrs Hepburne of Clerkington, a son. 4. At Collington, Mrs Janet Hurter, re:

28. The Lady of Brig.-Gen. Dirom, of lict of Mr Charles Maule, surgeon, Leith. Mount Annan, a daughter

4. At Lerwick, Shetland, Catherine Yell, 30. At Coul, the Lady of Sir Geo. Stew- aged 102 years. She had been blind nine art Mackenzie of Coul, Bart. a daughter. years before her death, but retained all'her

31. The Viscountess Duncan, a daughter. Other faculties.

At Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire, the 6. At the manse of Monzie, Perthshire, seat of Earl Manvers, Lady Frances Ben- the Rev. Ralph Taylor, minister of that pinck, of twin sons.

Parish, At Ormeau, the Marchioness of Done.

6. At Edinburgh, Miss Janet Rollo, gall, a son.

daughter of the late Mr Robert Rollo, SheAt Belfast, Mrs M'Caskill, Lady of Col. riff-clerk of Clackmannanshire. M'Castill, a son,

7. At Righill, Mr John Young, farmer,

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