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her speech, and informed him how arms. Then taking off, himself, the she had been treated, on which he im- cross of the Legion of Honour, he said, mediately sent for a constable, and the “ There it is, Mr President, no one unnatural mother was taken into cus- shall take it from me. I am dying tody. The father in-law having recei. As my last consolation I declare, that ved information in time, unfortunately I never attempted the life of any per. escaped. The prisoner was fully son.” The blood flowed copiously committed for trial at the Quarter from the wound ; a surgeon was sent Sessions.

for, and the prisoner was carried back This morning, about two o'clock, to the prison of the Abbaye. He died as the watchman was going his rounds in consequence of the wound. in Windfield-street, Christchurch, Mid- At Manchester, the children, in condlesex, he discovered the extensive su- nection with the establishment, to the gar-houses belonging to Mr Krudge, number of 7976, went in procession to in George-street, to be on fire : he in- the Old Church in that town. The stantly gave the alarm, and the inhabi- juvenile crowd having entered the tants lost no time in rendering every church, the warden was about to comassistance in their power. Having mence the service, when, suddenly, a learned that three men and a boy slept most distressing accident arose from on the premises, they burst open the unfounded affright. It appears that doors and brought them out at very one of the windows in the Trafford great risk. In less than two hours chapel having been accidentally brothe premises were totally consumed, ken from the outside, a simultaneous with all the property, except seven rising of the children upon a form to hogsheads of refined sugar, and about ascertain the cause ensued. The form as many barrels of molasses.- No lives springing up at the lightened end, and were lost.

falling again instantly, the noise crea15th.—The following is extracted ted an alarm ; shrieks ensued from the from the Journal de l'Empire: Cap: women, who were possessed with indea tain Serres de St Claire, who some scribable emotions of dread, and a pretime since was condemned for the cipitate rush of the children to escape murder of Cornelia Kersemacker, produced a catastrophe which spread called the handsome Dutch woman a general gloom in that quarter of the at Paris, has been a second time town the remainder of the day. One brought before a council of war, and youth perished in the confusion, five again found guilty. As, however, others sustained various injuries, and the crime appeared to have been un. were conveyed to the infirmary. This premeditated, the council sentenced equally unforeseen and unhappy event him to be kept to hard labour for life, put a stop to the appointed sacred to be degraded at the head of the duties, and the intended collection was guards to which he belonged, and to lost to the charity. pay the expences of the process. He The last standing remains of Bolingwas then introduced. «St Claire," broke Castle, in Lincolnshire, the birth said the president, “ you have disgra- place (in 1367) of King Henry IV., ced yourself.” “ Never !” cried the crumbled over their base last week, prisoner, starting from his seat and and came to the ground. stabbing himself with

a dagger which 18th.-Court of King's BENCH. he had concealed. The soldiers ran -Crim. Con. An action brought by towards him, and he sunk into their Major Warner against Captain Jones,

VOL. VIII. PART II.

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was tried in the Court of King's Bench thought it best to get all the prothis day

visions on shore, for fear the vessel The criminality happened at Dum- should go to pieces. fries in March 1813. Plaintiff enter- « On the 12th of December the ed the room with his sword drawn; mate and five hands took the boat to when the defendant threw himself on seek inhabitants. On the 16th they his knees, and baring his bosom, ex- returned without finding any. claimed, “ Strike, for I have deser. " At the same time W. Gile and ved it.” Mrs Warner ran behind a W. Hailwood, apprentices, went off screen, and called out, “Warner, don't unknown to me. I expected they make a fool of yourself !” Afterwards would find inhabitants, as I have since she was so much alarmed that she fell been informed there are some at the senseless on the floor. Several other head of St George's Bay, particulars were detailed.

“ Finding it impossible to travel, Mr Scarlett addressed the jury on and not knowing where to look for iathe part of the defendant, and submit- habitants, but thinking that St Peter's ted that there was no proof whatever ; island would be the nearest inhabited but if the jury should consider the place, (and it being impossible for us plaintiff entitled to a verdict and da. to take provisions with us to last until mages, the loss of so abandoned a wo. we got there) I determined that we man could not be considered any loss should go upon an allowance, and reat all, and damages the most trifling main there until the spring, expecting must be considered as a compensa- the commencement early in March tion.

but in that I was mistaken. We had The jury found a verdict for the a very severe winter, almost perished plaintiff, with one thousand pounds with hunger and cold. damages.

“ We agreed to live on six ounces The following is a copy of a letter of beef a day. We had very little from Captain Osborne, giving an ac- bread, only about a hundred weight, count of the loss of the Cliston, of and it was wet; we had a very good Workington, and the melancholy fate stock of potatoes, but they, too, got of her unfortunate crew :

wet in getting them on shore, and the Sidney, Cape Breton, May 20. greater part of them wasted by the “ I am sorry to inform you of the frost. We had four potatoes apiece loss of the Clifton. I left Chaleur served out, as long as they lasted, which Bay on the 21st of November, and got was till the latter end of February. on shore on the 25th about six, A. M. On the 30th of December the cook eighteen miles to the N. E. of Cape died; he was a native of Africa. St George, Newfoundland. The first « In the winter we got the longstroke she gave knocked the rudder boat decked, and on the 20th of April off, and we all got on shore in the af. launched her down on the ice. On the ternoon, where we remained until the 23d the ice broke, and the wind be. 28th, without any thing to eat or ing fair, we made sail from our dreary drink.

abode. At eight o'clock got in be. “ On that day it was more mode- tween the ice, and stuck so fast that rate, and we got on board again ; got we could not get out. On the 24th, the boat ready, and provisions, to look blowing very hard from the N. N. E. for inhabitants. It came on to blow and snowing, the ice stove in two very strong that night, and we had to planks of the long-boat's bow. For. remain on board to the 30th, when I tunately, having the jolly-boat with

us, we all got into her. It became mo- as I got warmed, I found great pain derate in the course of an hour, and in my feet, J. Makinson (the boy) froze very hard. It was one of the the same. The bay being still full of coldest nights I ever experienced. ice, we could not reach

any

inhabit. “ On the 25th, William Hayton, ants. On the 12th, Thomas Walstaff, Henry Todhunter, and Wm. Cromp- of Exeter, the last man, died. Thus, ton died ; the latter belonged to New. out of fourteen, only the boy and my. castle. The 26th, John Durham of self are remaining. Our legs swell Whitehaven, and Thomas Chapman, very much, but we expect to be bet. of Ulverstone, carpenter, died. The ter soon. 27th, Joseph Atkinson died; and on

« I am, &c. the 28th, John Cannon. We were still

« THOMAS OSBORNE." on the ice and drifting out to sea. On - To Mr John Osborne, the 30th, drifting close by the Bird Workington." Islands, we hauled the boat large island of ice. On the 3d of May, 23d. The first stone of the South, I am sorry to inform

you,

I buried wark Bridge was laid by Admiral Joseph Losh. On the 5th, in the Lord Viscount Keith, K. B. attended morning, we were between St Paul's by Sir John Jackson, bart. M. P. Island and Cape Breton. The wea. chairman, and the rest of the commit. ther clearing up, and the ice breaking, tee of management. The stone was we got the jolly-boat off, and pulled laid precisely at 12 o'clock; the comin towards Cape North. Finding we pany afterwards repaired to the temcould not

get within two miles of the porary bridge erected on the works, shore for ice, we stood to the S.E. where was a cold collation. The foltwenty miles round the ice, and landed lowing is a copy of the inscription on the next night, one man, a boy, and the plate affixed to the stone, and also myself; the man being nearly exhaust- enclosed with the different coins de. ed. I got a fire on shore, having tin- posited beneath it :der and matches with me. As soon

up

on &

INSCRIPTION.
On the Twenty-third day of May, MDCCCXV.
Being the Fifty-fifth Year of the Reign of his Majesty

GEORGE III.
And in the Regency of bis Royal Highness

GEORGE PRINCE OF WALES,
The Right Honourable Admiral Lord Viscount KEITH, K. B.
attended by Sir JOHN JACKSON, Bart. M. P. Chairman,
and other Members of the Committee of

Management,
Laid the first Stone of this Bridge, which, connecting the City of
London with the Borough of Southwark, is called the

Southwark Bridge. The funds for building the Bridge were raised by Subscription of private persons, incorporated by Act of Parliament, and the work was commenced at the glorious termination of the longest and most expensive war in which the nation has ever been engaged.

JOHN RENNIE, Engineer.

24th.—About one o'clock this of the Gas Company, in Dorset-street, morning a fire broke out in the works which occasioned the most serious alarm to the whole of that neighbour.

desired he would send for a surgeon ; hood: in a short time the whole of witness immediately sent to Mr Chamthe newly erected building for the sup- berlain, surgeon, in Aylesbury.street. ply of gas was burned to the ground, Mr Shipley, assistant to Mr Cham. and the house attached; it being com- 'berlain, who attended on the deceased, prised chiefly of timber and combusti. said that he administered medicines ble materials, the fire spread with such for her relief, and a quantity of laurapidity that the most dreadful conse- danum came off her stomach, but quences were apprehended ; no lives could not extract the whole.; after were lost, but several accidents were languishing some hours she expired. sustained in the confusion incident to The jury returned a verdict of-Lusuch a catastrophe. The fire was

пасу. completely subdued by three o'clock.

Some time ago, a young woman was 25th.-A fire broke out at the sta- amusing herself with an infant at As. bles of Mr Smith, a carrier, of Chip- ton's Quay, near Carlisle Bridge, Dubping Ongar, in Essex, in consequence lin. Whilst she was sportively toying of a candle being left in the stables, with the child, it made a sudden spring by which the stables were destroyed, from her arms, and in an instant fell and five horses burnt to death; the into the Liffey. The screaming nurse greatest part of all the unfortunate and anxious spectators saw the water sufferer possessed was destroyed in the close over the child, and conceived conflagration.

that it had sunk to rise no more. A 29th.--An inquest was held at the Newfoundland dog, which had been sign of the Ship, in Berkeley-street, accidentally passing with his master, St John's, Clerkenwell, on the body of sprang forward to the wall, and gazed Ann Power, of the above street, who wistfully at the ripple in the water, died on Friday evening last, in conse- made by the child's descent. In the quence of her having taken a large same instant the child reappeared on quantity of laudanum.

the surface of the Liffey, and the dog Anthony Power stated, that he was sprang forward towards the water. husband to the deceased ; that about Whilst the animal was descending, a month since, he being in trouble for the child again sunk, and the faithful debt, his wife came to visit him, and creature was seen anxiously swimming tendering two phials with liquid in round and round the spot where it them, requested witness to drink the had disappeared. Once more the child same, which would relieve him at once rose to the surface ; the dog seized from all his cares. He answered, he him, and, with a firm but gentle preswas not yet tired of life, but, should sure, bore him to land without injury. write to his friends in the country to Meanwhile a gentleman arrived, who, assist him, which he did, and he re- on enquiry into the circumstances of ceived immediate relief. On Friday the transaction, exhibited strong marks last, the deceased went to a closet in the of sensibility and feeling towards the room where they were sitting, and child, and of admiration for the dog poured something from a bottle, which that had rescued him from death. The he thought was gin, into a cup, which person who had removed the babe she mixed with water, and drank the from the dog turned to shew the insame, then leaving the room ; soon fant to this gentleman, when it preafter she returned, threw her arms sented to his view the well-known about his neck, begged he would for features of his own son! A mixed give her, that the deed was done, and sensation of terror, joy, and surprise,

est man ever seen.

struck him mute. When he had re- one shot at this raseally capital howcovered the use of his faculties, and ever,” which was done accordingly. fondly kissed his little darling, he la. This circumstance is represented in vished a thousand embraces on the dog, the picture of this gallant chieftain, and offered to his master a very large painted for the Prince Regent by Sir sum, (500 guineas) if he would trans. Thomas Laurence. fer the valuable animal to him ; but The following anecdote deserves to the owner of the dog (Colonel Wynne) be generally known :--When the Duke felt too much affection for the useful de Berri, at the head of 4000 brave creature to part with him for any con- and faithful warriors, reached Bethune, sideration whatever.

he found there 300 soldiers who had The following is a correct descrip- openly declared for Buonaparte. These tion of the smallest dwarf ever known, men were completely surrounded by who was exhibited before the Queen, the duke's corps ; but still with a dethe Princesses Elizabeth and Mary, gree of desperate and stupid infatua. Charlotte of Wales, the Prince Re- tion, they shouted Vive l'Empereur ! gent, and the Dukes of York and The duke darted into the midst of Clarence, on Friday week. His these 300 Buonapartists. He haranname is Simon Paap, a native of Zend- gued them, and used

every persuasion voort, near Haarlem, in Holland. He

to make them cry Vive le Roi ! but is 26 years of age, weighs only 27 in vain. Perceiving their obstinacy pounds, and is only 28 inches in to be incorrigible, he at last said, height. He is considered the short- “ You see plainly we could destroy

He is well made, every man of you-live, and make and well proportioned for his size. your escape !” They accordingly filed He has not grown any since he was six off, shouting as before, Vive l'Empeyears

of
age,

for which no cause can reur! but adding, out of gratitude, be assigned by the faculty. He goes Vive le Duc de Berri ! through the military exercise with a gun proportionate to his size. He smokes tobacco and takes souff freely. He prefers the house to the open air. His appearance is that of a child be

JUNE tween four and five years of age, but his age is visible in the features of his

State of the King's Health.face, his disposition is very lively, On Sunday the following bulletin was and he can hold a conversation in his exhibited at St James's Palace : own language.

Windsor Castle, June 3, 1815. ANECDOTE OF MARSHAL BLUCHER. “ The King has passed the last month -When this heroic veteran appeared in tranquillity and comfort, but bis Majesbefore the gates of Paris, he issued or

ty's disorder is not diminished. ders for storming that disloyal and

(Signed as usual.) perfidious city, when one of his aids- 3d.--. The statue of his majesty, du-camp riding up, informed him that which was voted some time back by the Emperor of Russia and King of the corporation of London, was exhiPrussia had just entered into it. “What bited for the first time. The commitbrought them there so soon ?" was tee appointed for carrying the resoluhis short reply ; and, pointing to a tion into effect assembled at o'. howitzer near his horse's side, said, clock at Guildhall, where they met a “ Throw in that shell; for I will have number of distinguished visitors, and

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