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of an enemy. This gives a name to both intoxicated, the latter having a place on the farm to this day. It is dropt the reins, in endeavouring to realso said there had been either a fort or cover them fell from his seat, and the baron's castle erected there.

coach going over his head, he was kill. When digging a deep trench some ed on the spot. Meanwhile the horses years ago, the workmen discovered a being at full speed, the guard was so round building of hewn stone, about perfectly incapacitated that he could nine feet in diameter; they also found make no effort to stop them, and they a range of buildings, so strongly ce. continued at the gallop along Linlithmented that they could not remove it. gow-bridge, till they came to the post

It appears probable that this might office in that town, where they stopped, have been, in former times, a Roman without the slightest injury. station, and that the circular building A scene of shocking depravity was was a bath. What supports this idea exhibited before Mr Chambers, at is, the custom the Romans had of pla- Union Hall office, on Thursday. Two cing their burial grounds near to the female children, the eldest only twelve highways. Now it is well known the years old, were brought up by a congreat post-road formerly passed close stable, who found them in the Boby the side of this burial place, though rough market the night before, asleep it has since been removed farther south. in a back-yard. The officer stated, The Romans had also a custom of that he had observed them for some burning their dead; and it is certain time past, and had ascertained that that ceremony had taken place as to they nightly walked the streets. When a part of the bodies now discovered. questioned by him, one of them stated Those that had been interred in the she had no parents, and the other said stone coffins might have belonged to she had a mother, who treated her so some other nation, either Scots, Picts, cruelly she could not live with her, or Saxons.--However, this is but con- and in consequence she followed this jecture, as it is agreed the Celts also abandoned life. It was their constant burned their dead

custom to sleep in the streets, in carts It seems certain, from the regular or waggons, and frequently on the positions of the coffins, and the skele. , open pavement. The mother of one tons having the appearance of adults, of them attended, and from her statethat they have been deposited in the ment, it appeared that the tale told by earth at one time, and after having fall. her child was without any foundation en in battle. In this neighbourhood, in truth, she having frequently run many single stone coffins have been away, and has been as often brought found, and sometimes two or three to- back, and the unhappy parent now eargether; several long stones have also nestly requested the magistrate would been erected, as it is thought, to the order her to be placed in some situamemory of some fallen chief, which tion where she would in future be rerenders it probable that this quarter strained.—The other child, it appeared, has been the scene of many sanguinary had neither father nor mother. The battles that are of so ancient a date as magistrate, under all the circumstances, to be either unrecorded in the page of sent for the parish officers, and directhistory, or form the dubious tale of ed the wretched little wanderers should tradition,

be provided for in the work-house. 16th.—This night, after the Glas- lith.—This morning, about two gow mail had changed horses at Pol- o'clock, a dreadful fire broke out at mont, the guard and coachman being No. 165, High street, Shadwell. The flames were first discovered from with. ter was transmitted to the Lord May. out, and before the alarm was com- or : municated to those within, the lower part of the house was in one entire

“ Lord Bathurst presents his compliblaze, and fast communicating with

ments to the Lord Mayor, and has the ho

nour of acquainting him that the Earl of the Avor. Several respectable March has arrived with dispatches from

upper females lodged in the first and second Field Marshal the Marquis of Wellington, floors One of them jumped out at dated Lezaca, the 9th instant, stating that the first floor window without being the British, Portuguese, and Spanish troops much hurt, and another from the se- crossed the Bidassoa, on the 7th inst. and cond floor with a child in her arms, attacked the Freach posirion, extending who had her thigh broke, though the from the sea to the villa e of Sarre; the child was preserved. The mother was

whole of which they carried, with the ex. carried to the London Hospital with ception of some strong posts to the lett,

one of which was attacked again, on the but little hopes of recovery. The pre- morning of the 8th and carried; the remises in question were completely mainder were afterwards evacuated. burnt to the ground, and the houses ad. “ Lord Bathurst is happy to add, that joining on each side materially injured. the loss sustained in this important affair

18th.-Daniel M'Crory, who had does not exceed, on the part of the British been found guilty at last Cumberland and Portuguese, 800 men, killed, woundassizes of a burglary at Bird-house, ed, and missing.—On the part of the Spa

nisi), 750.” where he headed a gang of desperadoes, was ex-cuted at Carlisle, pursuant to IRELAND-A discovery of a singu. his sentence ; upon which occasion a lar, and, as it may prove, of an im. most distressing accident occurred. portant nature to individuals, was made On the drop falling, the rope broke, at Cork, on Friday, the circumstan. and the unhappy man was precipitated ces of which, and the causes which led to the ground, whereby his leg was to it, are as follow:

:--About seven broken."told you,” said he, “this years ago, one of the mail bags from rope would never hang a man of my Limerick to this city was lost, and weight.” It seems that he had actual. from that time until the day we have ly handled the rope before coming out just mentioned, the most diligent ex. of the gaol, and remonstrated against ertions of the gentlemen in the Post its unfitness. —After some delay, he Office were unsuccessful in procuring was borne upon the scaffold in a chair; any tidings of it. On Thursday, howand another rope being procured, he ever, a woman of the name of Walsh was at length hanged.

enquired at the Post Office for Mr The Earl of March, eldest son of Fortesque or Mr Fitzgerald, and upthe Duke of Richmond, arrived this on being admitted, she informed them, day at Downing-street, charged with that in consequence of the bad treat dispatches from Lord Wellington, de- ment she had constantly received from talling the particulars of his lordship’s her husband, she hadadiscovery to make adva: re into France. The post chaise against him. She said, that about seven which brought his lordship was decora. years ago, one of the guards of the ted wi h laurels. The dispatches were coach, in conveying the mail from the immediately taken by the Earlof Liver- office where the coach stopped to the pool, accompanied by Lord March, Post Office, came into her husband's to the Prince Regent at Carlton-house; house, which is a public one, in Caroand soon afterwards the following let- line-street, quite drunk ; that her hus.

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band secreted the bag, and when the a very ungrateful return, being super. guard was carried away, opened it, and seded by the directory, who were the the letters it contained, out of which accomplices of his father's murder. It he took a quantity of notes and bills : was on this occasion that a French the letters he burned, and such of the

colonel, now prisoner of war in this notes as were uncut he kept, and the country, and then attached to Mo. half notes he put into an old ketile, reau's army, asked him, when the or. and hid it in a loft at the back of der of the directory superseding him his house. The kettle, however, she had been received, “General ! will cont ived to procure, and had kept you obey so insulting a mandate ?”— it ever since in her own possession, as 6. Yes," answered Moreau, “ as a gea means of extorting good treatment neral, an officer, or a soldier, Moreau from her husband. Hitherto she found

is always ready to serve France" her threats of discovery were of some Such was Moreau's leading principle. effect, but on that day he had used her He used to say, that to effect a change so badly, having beat and turned her in France, the people should wait till out of doors, that she was resolved men and revolutionary springs were to punish him by telling this transac- worn out ; and he thought that inoment tion. She then, as we understand, gave had arrived when he met his death

the kettle, containing the halves of wound under the walls of Dresden. notes to a very considerable amount. General Moreau expired on the 20, The sheriffs wire immediately sent for, and displayed a fortitude and resigna- . and Walsh was apprehended in his own tion corresponding with the whole te. house, and conveyed to jail, where he nor of his life. remains. The lady's thirst for re

informed him of the hopelessness of venge, it appears, has not survived the his situation, he dictated a let er to incarceration of her mate, for we learn the Emperor Alexander, in which he she now refuses to lodge informations fervently expressed his grateful sense against him.

of the kindness he had received from GENERAL MOREAU. --This accom- that monarch. But even at this awful plished officer was born in the year moment the promotion of the sacred 1761 at Morlaix, in Lower Brittany. cause in which he had embarked, was -His father was a respectable and re- - uppermost in his mind; and after com.. spected advocate in that town, a pro- municating the hopes he entertained of fession which it appears had been fol. its success, and some remarks on its lowed by the family for generations. further prosecution, he expired withYoung Moreau was also intended for

,out a groan. the law, and, after the usual studies, Such was the jealousy of Buona. was sent to the University of Rennes parte of the abilities and talents of to take his degrees In the year 1788, this great and good man, whose bene. he was Prevot de Droit, or head of the volence always formed a striking constudents in the law at Rennes, a body trast to the disposition of the tyrant, of young men at all times remarkable that Buonaparte declared they could for their public spirit, and over whom , not live in the same hemisphere. Mo. he had a well known and marked in. reau prudently took the hint, and emfluence.--His conduct afterwards in barked for America, to avoid the fate the French army was conspicuous : of the Duke D'Enghein, Toussaint thrice he saved the French army from L Overture, Captain Wright and the destruction, and afterwards, owing to other brave men, who had been cruelly the jealousy of Buonaparte, met with massacred by order of Buonaparte.

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Comparative statement of the population and land forces of the different

states at present engaged in the war :

Remarks. or about 1 in 54

75 63

20

Land Names of the States.

Population. Forces

. Empire of Great Britain,

16,531,000 306,760 Russia,

42,248,000 560,000 Austria,

20,216,000 $20,000 Kingdom of Prussia,

4,984,877 250,000 Sweden,

2,326,000 45,000 Spain,

10,396,000 100,000 Portugal,

9,559,000 30,000 Sicily,

1,656,000 10,000 Duchy of Warsaw,

3,774,462 30,000

Total .. .. 105,691,339 1,651,760 Deduct for troops indisposable (indisponible en

François) from Great Britain,

150,000 Russia,

260,000 Austria,

100,000 Prussia,

50,000

560,000

10. 118 165 20

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Empire of France (including all the new departments,)

42,346,000 590,000 Kingdom of Italy,

6,719,000 40,000 Naples,

4,96 1,000 16,000 Republic of Switzerland,

1,638,000 15,000 Confederation of the Rhine,

13,560, 120 119,000 Kingdom of Denmark,

2,599,600

74,000 United States of North America,

6,500,000 20,000 Countries not included in the above. Part of the county of Katzenelnbogen,

18,000 Principality of Erfurt,

50,330 Illyriao Provinces,

110,000

or about 1 in 72

168 310 109 110

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Balanse in favour of the Alies,

27,206,289 407 3760

party of

HUMANITY AND BRAVERY.--The that it was no longer safe for the inha. following act of bravery and

humanity bitants to proceed to the usual occuis recorded of a French officer, who pations of husbandry, or to turn out was taken prisoner at the surrender of their cattle to pasture, as several of St Sebastian. During the heat of the them had been hunted down and kill. first attempt to storm the town, while ed. These accounts only stimulated the contest was raging in its most fu- the British Nimrods : and rious and deadly form, the French of. sixteen gentlemen having assembled on ficer saw an English one (belonging the 24th, proceeded to the scene of acto the Royals) fall wounded to the tion, accompanied by a body of armed ground, exposed to the fiercest fire of peons from the Adaulet and revenue the artillery. The French officer's departments. The guides took them sympathy was excited, and rushing to to the precise spot where three of the the spot, through all intervening ob- royal family were reposing in state. stacles, be placed the unfortunate gen- The party advanced with due caution tleman on his back, and conveyed him to within a few paces of the jungle, safely to the hospital. Lord Welling. without disturbing the residents.-A ton, with his accustomed regard for momentary pause, big with expectadesert, has recommended him to the tion, succeeded. At that instant, three notice of government. A circum. dogs which had joined the hunt, unstance, no less interesting, occurred conscious of danger, approached the about the same period : A Newfound. very threshold of the presence, and land dog was found by the side of his were received with such a sepulchral deceased master (another officer of the groan, as, for a moment, “ made the Royals) three days after the engage- bravest hold his breath " One of the ment. On the approach of the French dogs was killed ; the other two fled, party, employed to bury the dead, the

and were seen no more. Presently, a faithful animal shewed considerable fe. lioness was indistinctly observed at the rocity; but, being pacified at length, mouth of the den ; a few arrows were he permitted the corpse to be removed, discharged with a view to irritate her, and followed it to the grave. The im- and induce her to make an attack on pressive fact was communicated to Ge- her assailants ; but this did not sucneral Rey, who instantly adopted the ceed, as she broke cover in an opponoble animal, and has brought him to site direction, with two cubs about England.

two thirds grown. The party purLion Hunt, Near BOMBAY.-- sued the fugitives on foot as fast as the The sporting gentlemen of this station nature of the ground, newly ploughed, were, on the 22d of December, informa- would admit; when, suddenly, one of ed that three lions had been discovered the men who had been stationed in the in a small jungle, two miles from Bee- trees, called out to the gentlemen to reije. Immediate preparations were be on their guard. This arrested their made to assemble a large party, and to progress ;-they turned on one side to proceed to chace them from thence. some heights, when they descried an Intermediately, accounts were received enormous lion, which was approaching that the size and ferocity of the animals them through an open field at an easy had struck a panic into the adjacent canter, and lashing his tail in a style of villages ; that six of the natives, who indescribable grandeur. The foremost had unwarily approached their haunts, of the party presented their pieces and had been torn and mangled, and left fired, just as the animal had cleared, at to expire in the greatest agonies; and one bound, a chasm which was between

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