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at the New Chapel of Ease now build. chimney. To Mr Yates' house, Steel-Street, ing in Blackhall-Street, Greenock. The the family being from home, the servant principal masonry being entirely finished: had obtained the company of her mother the joiners were proceeding with the to sleep with her, and by the falling of erection of the roof, with every prospect the chimneys, which broke through to of a successful completion to a work the ground, the mother was killed. The which had previously advanced in the daughter éseaped by leaping through a best manner, and were on Thursday, to window. Mrs. Worrall, of Upper Isling. the number of sixteen individuals, includ: ton, was sitting in her parlour, when a ing one of the superintending contractors, similar accident crushed her in the cellar, employed apon the scaffolding which had and buried her in the ruins, from which been raised for constructing the roof, she was taken out in about three hours, when a prop, which temporarily supported a dreadfully mangled corpse. Her two one of the tie-beams, shifting suddenly, daughters were considerably hurts In the latter gave way, ani precipitated the Strand-Street, a chimney also fell in, and scaffolding, which was resting upon it, and killed a woman, and much hurt a mai. Ön which the men were at work, down Indeed the accounts from all parts of the apon the front gallery. Of the entire town are most heart-rending. From fifnumber of persons, but one escaped un. teen to twenty Vessels were driven on hurt, yet, considering the dreadful pre- shore, but happily only three lives were dicament in which they were placed, it is lost. surprising the catastrophe was not more At Manchester, several buildings were fatal than it proves to have been. One anroofed, and others demolished, by the man only, of the name of Asher, a joiner, falling in of chimnies. At Stockport, a from Perthshire, was killed by suffocation. woman and her child were killed by the The remainder were all in a very short falling of a chimney in the Hillgate, and time extricated, some slightly, but most her husband had both his legs broken. of them seriously wounded, yet not so as At Warrington, the cupola of the church to endanger their lives.
near the George Inn was blown down, Dreadful Hurricane. Liverpool, Dec. and destroyed great part of the roof. A 6.- Thursday afternoon, a remarkably wind-mill in the neighbourhood was also strong gale of wind was experienced here, blown entirely down. ' At Gloucester, a accompanied with rain, sleet, and hail, great number of houses were damaged, which continued with little intermission and several unroofed. An old woman antil after nine o'clock, when it increased was found dead in a quarry at. Upton in force and destruction, bursting against Hill, into which she is supposed to have the higher buildings of the town in sudden been driven by the violence of the wind. and stunning gusts. The alarm was gene. Many trees were torn up by the roots. ral. Many of the streets were enveloped At Warrick, searcelý a roof escaped dain impenetrable darkness, owing to the mage. This also was the case at News lamps being blown out, and at a com- castle-under-Lyne, and in most of the paratively early hour they were totally de. pottery towns. serted, save by a few individuals, who, The damage done to the buildings in having been caught in shops, or abroad, Dublin, by the storm, was even greater when the gale increased, ran along to than in Liverpool. Several lives were wards their respective destinations-paus- lost, and limbs broken. The hurricane ing, at every gust, under a door or arch- extended its ravages over the greater part way. About eleven o'clock the hurri. of the United Kingdom ; but was parti. cane was more furious than ever ; several cularly destructive in the potteries of Staf. people were blown down in the streets ; fordshire, and the neighbourhood. and much mischief was done to the roofs 9.-Jury Court. In the Jury Court, of dwelling-houses and other buildings. Edinburgh, this day, Mr Duncan Steven About twelve and one o'clock the gusts son, the printer of the late Beacon, was of wind were more moderate, but about convicted in damages of L.500, for libels two o'clock all the preceding violence was upon James Gibson, Esq. clerk to the renewed with additional mischief. Again signet, published in several numbers of some abatement took place; but a third the above mentioned paper, on or about increase of fury seemed to shake the the 23d and 30th of June, and the 7th town between four and five o'clock. A of July, 1821. Messrs Jeffrey, Cockgreat many houses have had their chim. burn, and Moncrieff, on the part of the neys blown down, and their roofs blown pursuer, and Messrs M'Neill and Robertin. Mr Dixon, of Everton, has been son on the part of the defender, con. instantaneously bereft of two daughters, ducted the case. The main statement : of about eleven and thirteen years of age, in the libel was, that Mr Gibson, while who were killed hy the falling of the acting as agent for the Bank of England,
engaged in a criminal prosecution against covered another extensive illicit distil, a woman of the name of Frances or lery, at the bottom of a very high and als Fanny M.Kay, and induced her to con. most perpendicular rock, but were un, fess her guilt, by a positive promise that able to destroy it, owing to the number of she was not to be tried ; but that this smugglers and their friends, who had by promise he had başely and falsely betray. that time gathered from all the surround. edo And that in consequence of this ing hamlets, to the number of - fifty or gross deception, the Officers of the Crown sixty, who posting themselves on the interfered, and, in these circumstances, summit of the cliff, with their faces his Majesty granted a full pardon. The blackened and otherwise disguised, rolled damages were laid at L.3000. The case on them large stones down the precipice, excited great interest, and the verdict which bounding from one angle of the yras followed by applause from a crowds rock to another, rendered it extremely dan, ed court, which, however, was speedily gerous and difficult for these officers to silenced by the Judge.
reach their boat in safety, but which they Setons, Earls of Dunfermling. During happily did, without receiving any material last auturon, when the heritors of the parish injury. It is with much regret we learn, o Dulgety, Fifeshire, were inspecting the that these vigilant officers were unable to parish church (a very ancient edifice) re- secure and bring to justice these desperagarding some necessary repairs, they re- does. solved upoa opening a door, which ap- High COURT OF JUSTICIARY.Dec. parently led to a vault under one of the 2.-James Gordon, Daniel Brown, and aisles. The door was opened according John Broomfield, charged with theft, comly, and upon proceeding into the vault, mitted by means of house breaking, in they discovered several leaden coffins, in the premises of Matthew Howden, pawnperfect preservation and in regular order, broker, at the head of Dickson's Close, having various inscriptions, bearing that High-Street, Edinburgh, on the 23d of they contained the bodies of various mem, September last. The property carried off bers of the noble family of Seton, Earl consisted of sixty-four gold and silver of Danfermline. The visitors then with watches, forty-three gold seals, four gold drew, and the door of the vault was again watch-chains, six gold watch-keys, ninetyshut upon the mortal remains of the four gold rings, thirty gold broaches, chiess of that once powerful and noble twelve pairs of gold ear.rings,, a necklace House
of imitation opal, six silver snuff-boxes, 11.-Falal Accident. -- Last night, a seven pairs of silver sugar tongs, three gentleman, named Roe, a silversmith, of dozen table-spoons, and eighi dozen of Aldersgate-Street, accompanied by the silver teq-spoons, besides a great variety boxer, Hickman (the Gas-light man,) of silver and jewellery articles; the prisonwere proceeding, with several others, in ers were also charged with being habit single-horse chaises to town. (London) and repute thieves. They pleaded Not and all driving at a quick pace, but in Guilty. After examination of witnesses regular succession; Messrs Roe and Hick. and other proceedings, the Jury found a man seeing, as they thought, an opportu. yerdict of Guilty. The Clerk of Court nity of passing some of their associates, then read the sentence as recorded, which went out of the line, when their gig came was-that Gordon be transported beyond in contact with a country waggon, be- seas for fourteen years, under the usual longing to a Mr Lee, by which they were certitication, and that Brown and Broom. instantly thrown out, and the wheels of field be confined in Bridewell for the space the waggon went over the body of Mr of two years, to be employed at the tread, Roe, and the head of Hickman : both mill, or other hard labour, according to Tere killed on the spot !
the rules of that establishment. Smuggling:-Dumbarton, Dec. 21.- 9.Nelson Forsyth and Archibald On Wednesday last, Messrs Gulline, Fer- Ormond were convicted, and sentenced gusen, and Dryden, officers of Excise, after to fourteen years transportation, the for. procuring the assistance of Mr Ferguson, mer for robbing James Stewart of his commander of the Loch Loinond revenue watch, and the latter for robbing David boat, and boat's crew, succeeded in detect- Newton of his. ing two large private distilleries, on the 16.--Simon Ross, accused of robbery shores of Loch Long, and notwithstand and theft, he having previously been con. ing the resistance of a great number of victed of theft, and also accused of as. stugglers who gathered round them with saulting one of the lieges to the effusion fire-arms and bludgeons, completely dee of his blood, pleaded Not Guilty. The stroyed all the utensils, together with up- proof having been led by the prosecum warda of 400 gallons of wash and low tor, the Lord Advocate acknowledged the witan. Proceeding onwards, ihey dis failure of the evidence to prove the charge
of the robbery, or the forcible seizure of by an animated gesture, and pointing his
the property ; but contended that the finger to the corner of the gallery from crime of theft was lawfully proven. In whence thc missile came, appeared to so far he was supported by the subse. designate the individual who had been quent admission of Mr Maitland, the guilty of so attrocious an outrage. Four counsel for the pannel. The Jury, after persons were taken into custody, and a few minutes' deliberation, found the committed for trial, accused of a conspi. pannel Guilty of the theft, and of the racy to create a riot, and of rioting in the stabbing and wounding as libelled ; and theatre on the night in question. But he was sentenced, by the Court, to be the Grand Jury of the county of Dutlin transported beyond seas for fourteen years. threw out the bills charging conspiracy.
James Gray, accused of theft by means and found true bills against two indiviof house breaking, pleaded Not Guilty, duals only for the riot. This was, in efand after a long examination of witnesses, ffect, also to throw out the bills, since it the Jury brought a verdict finding, by a requires in law more than two individuals plurality of voices, the libel Not Proven. 'to constitute a riot. The Attorney GeGray was of consequence dismissed from neral immediately intimated his intention the Bar.
of proceeding against the accused by er. · IRELAND.--Riot at the Dublin Theatre. officio informations, and they were con. -Outrage aguinst the Lord Lieutenant.
sequently held to bail. His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, for This shameful riot, it appears, had its the first time, visited the Dublin Theatre origin in the disappointment felt by the on Saturday night, the 14th inst. which
orange faction in Dublin, at being prewas fully and fashionably attended- vented from outraging the feelings of but it was evident that a riotous party, their Catholic fellow-subjects, by the deconsiderable in numbers, and acting, as coration of the statue of King William, it should seem, in concert, had distribu- as usual, on the anniversary of his birth'ted themselves through the house. They day.
The disgraceful circumstance abegan by hissing and groaning the Lord bove detailed has called forih generally, Mayor. On the entrance of the Lord from all classes in Ireland, one unaniLieutenant, an extraordinary - scene oc- mous sentiment of reprobation. Pnblic curred, and which, for the honour of our meetings have been convened both in country, has been without a parallel. Dublin and the country, in all of which The majority of the audience hailed bis the same feeling of abhorrence has been Lordship with the most enthusiastic plau- manifested against the authors of the tu. dits. The party, however, continued the mult, and addresses have been voted to uproar. The audience called on the per. his Excellency, expressive of loyalty and formers for God save the King. It was attachment. was sung with great effect, the Lord Lieutenant joining the vocal performers
JANUARY 1823. by the most significant' gestures. While Seat rents. The following is a statethe national anthem was playing between
ment of the number of sittings, and the the Play and Farce, an orunge, with a rents at which they are now rated, in the placard appended to it, was flung on the
eleven Churches of the city of Edinburgh, stage. A bottle was thrown in the di
exclusive of the sittings occupied by the rection of his Excellency's box, when the
children belonging to Heriot's, Watson's, music suddenly ceased, and one of the
the Merchant Maiden, and the Trades musicians held it up to the view of the
Maiden Hospitals; and of the sittings for audience. It is impossible to describe
poor children in some of the Churches, the sensation created in the house-indignation was manifestly the predominant 72 Sittings at 12s. Od. 59 Sittings atms. Ga. feeling. The musicians then commen.
-52s. Id. 3763
Is. Od. 525. Od. 125
8. Gd. ced, as is customary, to play Patrick's
31s. 6d. 1129
&$.00. Day, which his Excellency likewise ap
75. Od. plauded. Whilst the tune was playing, and his Excellency was standing, a se
20s. Od. 391 cond missile was thrown with a surer
18s. (d. 185 aim, for it struck a lady in the box next
155. Od. 99 to that of the Lord Lieutenant. Upon
14s. Od. 313
13s.00, the moment, his Excellency stepped for
255, (d.! 469
.158. 6. 235
52 150 28
12s.6d. 273 ward to the front of his box, which the 20111
12s. Od. 107
67 audience instantly noticed by a most una
s.Od. minous cheer and waving of hats. While this was passing, his Excellency turned round to one of his Aid-de-Camps, and
. 1. Fire-- Yesterday morning, about defender, meantime, suspecting that his six o'clock, Thirlestane Castle, one of the customer was on the wing, became very seats of the Earl of Lauderdale, was dis. importunate for a settlement, and at covered to be on fire, which seems to length prevailed upon her to restore to have originated in a vent, and was carried him the carpet and hearth-rug. Shortly from it to the roof by a rafter communi. afterwards she absconded, to the dismay eating therewith. The alarm being in- of her numerous creditors. The landlord stantly given, a number of the inhabitants now brought bis action against the de. of Lauder immediately repaired to the fender, for recovering the value of the spot, and, by their zeal and activity, con- carpet and hearth-rug, alleging that he fined the fire to the wing of the building had purchased them. The Court held, where it had originated, and also succeed that although the pursuer was landlord ed in saving most of the furniture. The of the room in which the goods were si. exertious of those present were indeed tuate, that circumstance alone, so long as highly praiseworthy. To prevent the it was in the lady's occupation, did not fire from communicating with the body infer delivery, and therefore dismissed of the Castle, some of them built up, with the action. The same day, a case of wet turf, the doors connecting it with the some importance to the mercantile world wing on fire; while others, by carrying was decided by the Justices. The holder water from a distance, and without the of an account, which had been indorsed aid of a fire-engine, constantly pouring it to him by the person to whom it was upon the building, they prevented the originally owing, pursued the debtor for £ames from spreading farther, and thus recovery. It is well known that the insaved the greater part of the Castle from dorsation of a shopkeeper's account is destruction. Only two servants were in sustained as equivalent to assignation ; the Castle at the time, the noble Earl's but in the present case there was this farnily being all at Dunbar.
peculiarity :--The original creditor had, Extraordinary Leap.-A correspond subsequently to the date of the indorsaent of the Glasgow Chronicle states the tion, obtained a decree of cessio. The following:-" Having observed in the Justices held, that the indorsation of a Chronicle of the 25th an account of a person so situate, though bearing a date leap over the Paisley Canal, I beg leave, anterior to his imprisonment, ought not as an incitmeent to greater feats among
to be sustained as a ground of action, your sporting friends, to mention one that and, therefore, assoilzied the defender. tras performed by the present Lord For. Installation of Sir James Mackintosh, rester, and Mr Wing, a sporting farmer, as Lord Rector of Glasgore University.in the course of a distinguished run with Considerable anxiety was manifested on the Duke of Rutland's fox hounds, from Friday the 3d inst. to witness the installathe noted cover of Jericho, in the i ale of tion of Sir James Mackintosh as Lord Belvoir. It was over a brook measuring Rector of this University. The doors of 21 feet 6 inches in width, and on land the College Hall were opened at half past perfectly level. Both cleared it cleverly; two o'clock for the admission of students, but the horse rode by Lord Forrester made and at three to the public. The Hall such a spring, as induced his Lordship to and galleries were crowded to excess. kxt that he had covered a space of ten Soon after three o'clock the Lord Rector yards; and he won by the decision of entered, accompanied by a number of judges from Belvoir Castle, who declared the Professors and distinguished friends, that the distance was 31 feet 6 inches, amongst whom we observed Lords Bel. #laile the mare rode by Mr Wing covered haven, Gillies, and Alloway, the late only little more than 24 feet."
Lord · Rector, Mr Campbell of Blyths. 5.-An action, originating in very ex
wood, and Messrs Cockburn, Moncrieff, traordinary circumstances, was decided in Murray, and Thomson. Sir James the Justice of Peace Court lately. The Makcintosh was received with the most pursuer had the misfortune to let a suite enthusiastic cheering, and having taken of rooms to a dashing female swindler, the accustomed oaths, he addressed the who, by passing herself off as a lady of members of the university in an eloquent consequence, contrived to purchase, upon speech, for which we regret we have not credit, a number of costly articles from different tradesmen. Among others, she University of Edinburgh.-- The ma. purchased from the defender a carpet and triculation list of our University wanted hearth rug, which she again disposed of only a few names of 2000 last week. To to her landlord, who took from her a re- this, it is believed, may he added, 200 gular missive of sale as evidence of the who have not yet matriculated, so that transaction. However, the articles still the students attending all the classes may continued in the lady's possession. The . be estimated at 2200. The classes are
fuller than in any preceding session ; and carrying away a number of valuable artithe number of students altogether, we cles of plate, shawls, &c. They were like. believe, is about one half greater than at wise accused of being each of them habit Oxford or Cambridge ; so that our Uni- and repute thieves. The prisoners pleaded versity still maintains her station as the Not Guilty. The prisoners' declarations first great seminary in the British Isles. were read, and a number of witnesses We understand the parliamentary grant examined, whose evidence was summed for erecting the new buildings is now ex- up by the Lord Justice Clerk. The jury hausted, and that application will be then, after consulting for a few minutes, made in the ensuing session for £.30,000 without leaving the box, returned a ver. or £.35,000 more, to complete the work. dict, unanimously finding the first charge The acknowledged utility of the estab- of housebreaking and theft Proven, as li. lishment, not to Edinburgh only, but to belled; and the latter Not Proven ; but the whole kingdom, leaves no room to unaniinously recommended M-Ewan to doubt that Parliament will grant the ad. the mercy of the Court, on account of ditional sum required. All who have his youth. After a very impressive. ad. examined the parts finished under the dress by the Lord Justice Clerk, who present grant, will admit that the money cautioned M‘Laren and Grierson against has been laid out with admirable taste entertaining any hopes of mercy, the and judgment.
prisoners were sentenced to be executed 6. High Court of Justiciary.-Wil.
on Wednesday the 12th February, beliam Macdonald, alias William O'Neil,
tween the hours of eight and ten in the alius Morgan, was this day arraigned, and morning. charged with having abstracted a watch
10._This day came on the trial of from the pocket of a man, in North James Robertson, Robert Simpson, and Bridge Street, about the 22d August last,
William M.Taggart, accused of having and of being habit and repute a common
on the 14th September last, assaulted thief. The charges were fully proved, Angus Fraser, porter of the Caledonian and the prisoner was unanimously con.
Coach-Office, Inverness, at the gate of victed by the Jury, and sentenced by the
the lodging-house, Church-Street, in that Court to be transported beyond seas for
town, and having robbed him of a trunk, the period of fourteen years.
with various bills and papers, and also
with assaulting him, with intent to rob 9.-James Robb was put to the bar, him of a bag containing various articles charged with stealing four Highland stots
of apparel. The pannels pleaded Not from the Fir Park of Touchadam, Stir. Guilty. William Cameron detailed the lingshire, the property of William Mur- robbery of his trunk. Angus Fraser depon. ray, Esq. on the 1st of October 1818, to
ed, that while he was conveying the trunk which the prisoner pleaded Guilty. A and a bag to Mr Caineron's lodging, two Jury having been chosen, and no objec
men offered their services to assist him, ticn being taken to any of them, they which he declined. In a short time aster, found the prisoner Guilty, in terms of his the trunk was forced off his shoulders, own confession, Mr M.Neill having re
and he was dragged to the ground by the stricted the libel to an arbitrary punish- shock. On getting up, one of the men ment. The learned gentlemen informed
was trying to take away the bag, when the Jury, that among other reasons for he seized him, and assistance coming, he doing so, was, that inquiry had been
was taken into custody. He proved to made into the conduct of the prisoner be Robertson. Simpson was the one who during the last four years he had abscond
ran off' with the trunk, and gave ed, which was ascertained to have been
M'Taggart. The trunk was afterwards industrious, sober, and honest. Robb was,
found in a house, emptied of its contents, in consequence, sentenced to fourteen
in which they were drinking together the years transportation.
same night. After the examination of 11.- Charles M'Laren, Thomas Grier several other witnesses, the Jury gave son, and James M.Ewan, were put to in a written verdict, finding, hy a pluralithe bar, accused of theft by means of ty of voices, the pannels Robertson and housebreaking. The indictment charged Simpson Guilty of the first crime libelled them with breaking into the house of in the indictment of assault and robbery, Thos. Riddle, Esq. W.s. in Gray Street, and unanimously finding the libel against Newington, Edinburgh, on the 8th day M.Taggart Not Proven, but unaninwusof September, and stealing therefronı a ly and earnestiy recommended the two number of articles of silver plate, &c. and former to mercy. Sentence was then also of breaking into the h ose of Lieut. pronounced on Robertson and Simpson, Col. John Munro, in George's Square, on ordering them to be executed at laserthe 11th of September, and stealing and on the 21st February neat.