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SHIPWRECKS. LOSS OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMEN...
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LOSS OF THE ELIZA AND NANCY OF DARTMOUTH...
THE PRINCESS ALICE. The report of the Pr...
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Destructive Fire at Kexxixgiox.—On Sunda...
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1 THE 1 THE PAST , THE PRESENT , AND THE FUTURE . PROGB PROGEESSOFDEMOCEACIIUROCGHOUTEUEerE . JJII-DBTAXT MOVEMEXTIX FKAXCB . rihecorfhe commencement of a new year , bringing with i new-txnew-bt-ni hopes and resolves , to the lovers ol sisrty 4 Erty and friends of progress , in all nations ; we insider tsider this a proper time to address our readers in iiidicatitdication of those holy princi ples the common DDption option of which must unite the men of all
counin « j in one bond of brotherhood . _ The enemies of lurna human race have held their friendly meetings , e , a are , at the present time , concerting measures to tain uitain their usurpations , and continue the enslavcanent and misery of the people ; it therefore behoves frieie friends of equality to encourage and strengthen othch other , tlut so liberty ' s torch may be kept burnandg , and the nations be saved from that utter darkto * ss to which the machinations of royal and privi-1 tyged tyrants , if unopposed , would consign them . lepThepast year ( 1 S 45 ) has been fruitful of events ilatlculated to inspire the friends of freedom with hope , i ne to nerve them with resolution , in their uncomprong rising and ceaseless war against fraud and oppres-. ' . on . In France , public opinion has scattered to the
Is finds the organization of that libertieidal confede-, tier , the Jesuits ; and the mind of France has etyeteby vindicated its continued adhesion to revoluarjonary principles—princi p les which traitors have in t piain proscribed . The " signs of the times , " as evidenced by the theological , political , and social moveltsjients , which the last year was witness to in Gerjy ^ aBj , afford s , u ^ 5 f ^ tfora \ most unalloyed gratulation ic fme we have to mourn the deaths of brethren slain hey the soldiery of the hypocritical " liberaV King ol lot & ixony , in tbe so-called "Leipsic Riots , " and the irituprisonment and exile of others , proscribed and [ lind hunted by the other German despots , but we iWinow that freedom is not to be won without some sacriaSceand suffering , and it is cheering to know that
freea donx is advancing in Germany . Lastly , in the monnnsiains of the Caucasus , the free-men of those regions rebate made the year 1 S 45 famous by their splendid Urietories over the armies of the Russian despot , gorged with the flesh and blood of unhappy Poland , j'JtheTsarwouldinsolentlydictateslaveryandtheknout nto men whose mountain-fastnesses have never known oa master but themselves ; but the Autocrat has been Icfoiled , and the whitening bones of his unburied corJhorts , fallen beneath the avenging steel of patriots hSghting for their homes and liberties , attest the ihumiliation of Muscovy ' s baffled tyrant , and the : i renewed triumphs of his indomitable and unconequerable foes . These events inspire us with hope tor the future .
1 But there are events which the past year has rii witnessed , which we cannot but deplore . In Switzer-3 i land the machinations of the aristocrats Jn several as cantons , and the conspiracy of the Jesuits in Lucerne J —a conspiracy directed against the whole of Switzera | land—has resulted in certain armed manifestations m ! on the side both of the enemies and the friends of il & eedom ; the consequence of such " manifestations " 3 has been the destruction of the lives of a great nuniblber of our brethren , and the persecution of others . . 4 A seemingly ill-concerted revolt in the Papal States , * while it has evidenced the vitality of Italy , has added jfanother to the list of popular failures which the jfciends of that noble land have to deplore . Spain Slias endured another vear of the blood-cemented
despotism which presses her to the earth , andaddiitioual victims have attested the unchanged harbarlisn and ferocity of her rulers . Thesufferings of the unhappy Polish people , under the savage persecution o ; their imperial oppressor , we have recently and fully detailed in the columns of this journal . The remembrance of these events wound the hearts of the European democrats , butmustneverthelessserve to nerve them with increased resolution in their sauggle against tyranny and wrong . That great and mighty changes will take place in Europe , within a comparatively short period of time , _ y be safely foretold . In Great Britain , the struggle between the landlords and the capitalists has bttained a " crisis , " and the result mast be , at no
distant day , the triumph of the capitalists , and the prostration of the aristocracy—that aristocracy once so p & werfnl , and so detested throughout Europe . JTais change must be productive of extraordinary events . The great mass of the English people , deriving no benefit from " that change , will then see generally , whatthe Chartist party already understand —indeed , have understood and proclaimed for years past—that the triumph of the capitalists is no triatup h for the workmen ; but that more radical changes must be wrought out to ameliorate their condition , and ensure for them rights and enjoyments . Then will the world witness the complete severance of the proletarian class from all other classes of English society ; and then will commence those vital
reforms which Chartism foreshadows . A revival of the Chartist agitation , at this juncture , strengthens our hopes of the coming future . In Germany , freedom , we repeat , "is advancing . " Theological , political , and social reforms , are asitated with a vehemence which prove that L'the Germans hare hitherto been "dreamers , " they have dreamed to some purpose , and now that tiiey have awakened , they will make excellent ; workers in promoting the enfranchisement of mankind . Religious frauds , though sanctified by time , [ are crumbhiig to pieces ; political rights are de-Baanded with an earnestness of purpose which must k nimand concession ; and , lastly , labour demanding | t ; full reward , examines the social contract between laan and man , and claims equality of rights and
& - ' -joyments for all . Germany is destined to be the Rheatre of great events . In " Switzerland , notwithstanding the consp iracies of aristocrats and priests , progress is certain . The principles , as yet only lagitated in Germany , find in Switzerland a practical ^ development . The proscribed sons of Spain " bide gheirtime" and their timefewnnag . The ¥ c \ isa gieart yet throbs with life , and , instead of expiring , Jits pulsations quit-ken under the scourge of tiie oppressor—a fire is smouldering which will yet burst onto a flame , and the conflagration will light Poland sto liberty . Italy lives , and , despite the failures we aiave deplored , is gathering strength—strength Bounded on knowledge and union , for the day when fete will assert her existence as a free nation .
Democratic reform is advancing in Sweden ; and in Denpnark innovations , in accordance with the wants of the a » e , are demanded . Even in Russia disaffection abounds , and , from his toyings and plottings in Italy , fee Tsar is suddenly aroused by the voice of alarm Irom his deputy at St . Petersburg ! - , and compelled it once , by his fears , to grant concessions and stay persecutions , in order that he may avert the threatened storm . Last , not least , France—heroic , betrayed , but still suc-cumb ! e ? s France—remains faithful to her mission , and is , wo trust , about to give birth to a movement f the greatest importance to her proletarian classes . yk meeting of the editors of the French liberal jour-Sials throughout France is , we understand , about to lie holden in Paris , for the purpose of discussing and
-agreeing npon some scheme of " Electoral Reform po be introduced to , and urged upon , the legislative Chambers . As all that concerns the welfare of France Sof interest in our eyes , and cannot fail to interest ^ e friends of freedom throughout Europe , and seeing that it forms part of our political creed that p men of all countries are brothers , and the people < rf each ought to yield one another mutual aid , •• eeording to their ability , like citizens of the same State , "—we hesitate not to express our views as to j & b most important meeting of the French jouraalists . H That Electoral Reform is needed in France nohonest If ttin will dispute . Out of a population of thirty-five [ millions , only some two hundred thousand persons Stare the rights of citizenship ; while the paid
funcf |«> naries of the government number more than five ^ sjSnndred thousand , and not less than eight millions of iffinen are deprived of all political and municipal rights . S ^ rom this monster evil has flowed all the evils which Watte afflicted France since the July revolution . " The § ff » ople " arenot represented in the legislature , and , mt & erefore , it is that the press is fettered by the most §§ ijmfamou 3 restrictions ; that popular assemblies and ^ organisations are made criminal ; that the proleta-Igmns are punished for attempting to combine to up-| lp ) 3 d the price of their labour ; that theJfational JlpBaard is forbidden to deliberate ; that judges and Spirors are made the creatures of tyranny , and the || wpresso rg and betrayers of innocence ; that domici-| Kj & ry visits outrage the sanctity of "home , " aud
ac-[ Sparsed police spies cover the soil of France . Therc-W fc * it is that Paris is embastilled ; that a war of ex-^ Krmination—even against women and children—is j « imed on in Algeria , and that French soldiers , the ;« pihappy instruments of that infamous warfare , are jggBhjeeted to degrading and brutal punishments , dis-, -Sonouring to the name of France . And , therefore , it S that Spain , Poland , and Italy have been betrayed , Ik - * - niareh of liberty been checked throughout |» urone . We are prepared to demonstrate that all jg & eie evils have flowed from the one monster evil—She violation of the popular sovereignty . Hence the Necessity of "Electoral Reform . " _ f The editors of the French liberal journals have
pet themselves to a mighty work—the work of organizing public opinion to demand , insist upon , and obti > in that great reform which France so much needs . If the French journalists prove themselves jequal to the mission they have undertaken , immortal fame will be their certain and worthy reward . [ Doubtless , differences of opinion will exist ? nioii « st theni at the outset of their deliberations , but the object cf their deliberations will be to devise some plan , vhich all , or the majority of them , can asircc to adopt as the foundation of future agitation . TSiis JBieeting has attracted the attention of the French and German democrats residing in London , and « e understand that they have adopted the following propositions as the basis of the plan of " Electoral
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Reform , " recommended by them to the meeting of the French editors : — Electors . —Ukivi-bsal Suffrage . —Tbe electoral body to consist of every French male of twenty-one years of age and upwards , being of sane mind and unconvicted of dishonour . Thjb Deputies . —No Pbopertv Qualification . —The only qualification necessary for a deputy shall be , that he be aged at least twenty-five years , and possess the confidence of a majority of his constituents . Electioxs . —Vors nr Ballot , Ac—The deputies to be elected by tbe direct votes « f the citizens . The electors to record their votes by ballot , or secret Toting . The election to take place in the chief
town of each department . The electors belonging to the working class to be indemnified by ° the department for their loss of time in voting for the deputies . The Deputies to be ixdemsieied for any loss suffered by them in serving as members of the legislature . No paid functionary of the government can be a deputy . Axnual Elechoxs , < L'c— One-fifth of the members of the Chamber of Deputies to retire annually . Secret voting in the Chamber to be abolished in all cases , excepting when taking the vote for the retiring one-fifth of the members annually . The lists of the votes on any question , with the above exception , to be published on the demand of any members of the Chamber .
We do not pledge ourselves as to the correctness of some of the minor details contained in the above propositions ; although we are sure they will be found substantially correct . We kn *> w , however , that the first proposition , or grand principle of the whole —Universal Suffrage , has been adopted by the French and German democrats in London , exactly as we have above defined it . This is everything . The right of the entire people to elect their legislators is a principle men of all nations can understand , audeordially unite in support of . Questions of detail , —the machinery necessary for the working of the great principle , —will be best decided on by each nation for itself , in accordance with the habits , customs , and wishes of its people . The above
propositions appear to embody the leading details judged necessary for France by the French democrats , and they must be the best judges of what will best answer the requirements of their country . A word , in conclusion , to our brother editors of the French press . Well intentioned but timid men will warn you against what they will call " going too far . " They will caution you that to adopt something short of justice is necessary to ensure your success . Be not deceived ; such advice , we warn you , if acted on , will render of uo avail your meeting . . The nations are weary of combatting for mere names , they desire realities . Think you that the noble artisans and labourers who poured out their blood like water in the July revolution , think you ttat they will engage
in any struggle for a mere sham reform ? No ! i When you demand " Electoral Reform" you must include in that reform the rights of citizenship for every adult Frenchman . If you do this the people will believe in your patriotism , and support you in all your efforts . If yon do not do so , if you compromise principles for the sake of conciliating the timid and the prejudiced , you wiJl fail . Your enemies will oppose ameasure of half justice as determinedly as they will oppose a measure of full justice , besides , which , the people will notsupportyour half measures , aud vour struggle will be neither successful nor
dignitied . The friends of human progress , in all nations , regard your meeting with intense interest and hope ; we trust to your -risdom and patriotism not to disappoint their expectations . You are the teachers cf the public mind , the leaders of public opinion , much , very much , is depending npon you , and the interests , not only of Frenclimen , but of the whole human race , demand that you acquit yourselves worthy of your mission . France was the first European nation that proclaimed the "Sovereignty of the people , " and to her belongs the glory of taking the initiative in accomplishing the triumph of that principle .
Shipwrecks. Loss Of The French Governmen...
SHIPWRECKS . LOSS OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT STEAMER NAPIN . In addition to the particulars previously given respecting the melaneholy toss of the above vessel , the foUowinf extract of a letter , from Lhrvu * , agent at Gibraltar , will be interesting . " It appears there has been a dreadful sacrifice of lives , and amongst the drowned are the new French Consul for Mogadore , two passengers , and all the officers , except one midshipman—seventy-seven in all . Many were however saved by the laudable zeal of-Mr . Alexander Redman , acting British Consul at Mazagrar , under whom th » 3 Ioors actedlu a praiseworthy and humane manner .
Total Loss Of The English Schooner Dyjs ...
TOTAL LOSS OF THE ENGLISH SCHOONER DYJS AMENE . The Admiralty have forwarded a dispatch to Lloyd' s communicating the total loss of tha above vessel on a sunken rock , off Kock Cess , on the 13 th of September last * The crew * , after receiving some cruel treatment from , and plundered by the natives , were at last allowed to depart , and < vere taken on board the Australian , when they received every possible kindness and subsequently theprotection of her Majesty ' s ship lily , C . W . Newton , commaudtr .
Loss Of The Eliza And Nancy Of Dartmouth...
LOSS OF THE ELIZA AND NANCY OF DARTMOUTH , AND THE SYMMETRY OF SUNDERLAND , AND STRANDING OF THE HA 1 DEE . OFLEITH . A despatch received tro » the 1 ' oreign-office contains particulars of the above three vessels having gone on shore off the Island of Gothland and Faro ; rrcw saved . Fart of cargo of tha former expected to be saved , but the vessel a total wreck . The Haidee would undergo repair . The Symmetry remained on a dangerous reef , and no part of her cargo likely to be laved .
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THE PRINCESS ALICE . The report of the Princess Alice steamer having strack againstthe mole , and received consideralle damage , 4 c , has been contradicted . It appears she struck die West Trier , and . oamagedher starboard paddle-wheel only . So lives were lost .
Loss Of An East Indiaman. Iewes, Ilosnxx...
LOSS OF AN EAST INDIAMAN . Iewes , ilosnxx . —From the letter * received here this morning , it appears there has been a dreadful storm along tlie south-east coait On Saturday nigh ^ the 27 th instant , the gale increased to a perfect Hurricane , and several vessels were damaged douhling Beacby Head . About one o ' clock on Sunday morning , a large Dutch East Indiaman , name unknown , came ashore on the coast off l ' evensey , a little to the north-east of the Head , the wind blowing tremendously and the sea Tunning mountains high . Eighteen of the crew out of two or three and thirty on board , succeeded in landing in safety in their own boat , and it appeared from their statement that the ship was bound from Batavia to Amsterdam , laden with a valuable cargo of coffee , sugar , aad indigo . The greatest apprehensions were entertained for the safety of the captain of the vessel , who , steady to the trust reposed in him , remained on board with the mate and twelve or thirteen of the crew ; hut it was not until Sunday forenoon that any assistance could be afforded them . Their situation during that dreadful night , on such a shore , with a gale from the SS . W ., and the sea continually breaking over their ill-fated vessel , was truly awful . In the forenoon of Sunday , however , a small pleasure boat belonging to Peveasey , named the Rebecca , manned by two pilots , named Pierce and "Wood , and three of the coast guard , darned Oliver , TVarnell , and Fleming , put off to the assistance of the crew of the East Indiaman , and succeeded in reaching her . From the violence of the gale , however , and the sea continually breaking over the wreck , they were unable to effect their " . purpose" of bringing off the captain and the remainder of the crew ; but , with determined perseverance , they lay by , watching for a favourable opportunity . This , however , did not speedily occur , and about eleven the life-boat from Eastbourne , went to assist her . After a considerable delay the remainder of the crew , with the master , were taken on board tbe boat , with the exception of one poor fellow who was lashed to the rigging , and whom it was impossible to save . It is some consolation to believe , from the appearance of the man , and the position of his limbs , that he was dead when the life-bout reached the vessel . Having been landed in safety , It is gratifying to state that tbe poor fellows were supplied with every necessary by two of the railway contractors on the Lewes and Hastings line ; the officers and men at the Coast Guard station also rendering every assistance .
Destructive Fire At Kexxixgiox.—On Sunda...
Destructive Fire at Kexxixgiox . —On Sunday evening , shortly before ten o clock , a fire was discovered burning upon the premises in the occupation of Mr . Carter , corn-chandler and haymerchant , situate at the rear of the house in Ebenezer-terrace , lvennington-common . It originated in the lower part of the storehouse , in which was deposited a lar . e quantity of straw , hay , and corn ; and owing to their very infiamuiable nature , the fire progressed with great fury , extending to a four-stall stable adjoining . The inmates of the contiguous houses , upon the alarm being raised , exerted themselves to the utmost to rescue two horses in the stable . They were , howeverunableowing to the increasing vigour of the
, , flames , aud both animals were speedily burnt to death . Their groans whilst in the agonies of death are described by the inhabitants to have been of a most agonising character . The intelligence having been furnished to the engine-stations with all expedition , engines of the London brigade , West of England , and County offices , were at thescene , and there being an abundant supply of water furnished by the Lambeth Works , the firemen set at work most manfully , but it was nearly half-past eleven o ' clock before the fire was extinguished . The damage done is very considerable . The origin of the five is not precisely known , but is believed to have arisen from the overheating of the hay .
A Sou tor tub Mesmerists . —An eminent surgeon has lodged at Bell ' s Bank , Dublin , a sealed envelope containing a A' 100 note , which he proposes to bestow on any mesmerist who can tell the number of it by clairvoyance' .
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TO THE E 01 TOE OF THE HOBTHElHf ST 4 B . Sir , —I see from a weekly publication which has been put into my hands , that a maniac , residing in ^ 'Moderh Athens , "has honoured an obscure individual , such as I am , by vomiting his innate black guardism upon me and yourself at the same time . The man writes a lengthy , incoherent epistle , but , for the life of me , after couuing it over and over again , and again , I can only cull one line of truth in the whole oi his lucubration , which is , that a person "living in Preston is my bosom friend . ' ' Thank God , itis not Joe Mitchell .
The 6 rst letter of the maniac ' s name is P ., but I shall not sully your columns by giving it in full ; the reader may add the letters imp , or any other he thinks proper . The said P . has been long pondering how he might stab the cause of the people under the guise of friendship , but , happily , his poinard is pointless , and his arm too feeble . The poor fellow , in one of his raving moments , has imagined I am the ' devil , and that 1 run away with him to Beverley Hell , where he endured unheard . of sufferings , and unutterable tortures . He , doubtlessly , was there , hut I never gave credence to the stereotyped story of his
sufferings and tortures , over which he is incessantly muting aud puling . The inmates of bastiles don ' t oft emerge from their "durance rile" t « o stones heavier than on their entrance , particularly if tortured with pains and pills during their confinement . Such a phenomena is a novelty which , if we are sufficiently credulous , we must believe once occurred . But , to the point , if I can find any point in his raring effusion , which is so interlarded with egotism , acrimony , and malevolence towards yourself , and glaring mendacity levelled at me , as to render the task somewhat difficult .
I make out , in the first place , that he represents me as your paid sycophant . In anstver to this , I defy any human being to prove that I ever crouched to any man ; and I also defy any man to prove that I have ever received , directly or indirectly , any advice or command from you touching my political career , other than what you have given to the whole Chartist body , through the press and from the platform . Secondly , I am said to be a government agent . Wei ) , sir , I must say tliat , personally , I don't know one of my masters ; and , as I never received my wages , I hope Mr . P . ' s hint will induce them to recognise their servants , and down with the tin for work done . I wonder why P . has omitted to say how many days in the week I may lie seen wending my way down to the Treasury .
But really I cannot be ungry at the allegation , seeing that more useful and patriotic men than myself have been thus assailed by pretended friends of freedom— Henry Hunt and yourself for instance . Well , well , Mr . P ., I must think myself a fortunate fellow to be the recipient of the secret service money . Thank you for giving me such distinguished importance . As the editor of the Leeds Mercury said , on hearing of little John's " conversion" to the league doctrine— "It sets my brain on the whirl . " But stay ; Mr . P . has proof , strong as Holy Writ , that I " waited upon the magistrates—got a party of police , and traced him for three days , until he was arrested" for the part he took in the Bradford outbreak iu 1889 . Grave charge , Mr . P ., hut quite iu keeping with my avocation as a "government agent . "
Well , let us see . The outbreak did take place ; and it never would have taken place had not political pedlers , and strangers too , entered the locality and concocted tlie scheme . I know too much of Yorkshiremen to charge them with originating that unfortunate affair . He says I was present at the house where he and his friends were met the day previous . At that huuse I occasionally boarded , and had occasion to be there at tlie time . I was asked repeatedly to make one of their party in a private room—I as repeatedly refused , stating I
would not countenance secret proceedings , and particularly so along with strangers . I remained there until they took their departure for Bradford , and then went in search of my "bosom friend , " as P . terms him , in order to prevail upon hha to keep aloof from those he had been drawn among . That was the second and thelast time I set eyes on P . I published what I saw and heard , and I should have considered myself guilty of a dereliction of my duty towards my countrymen and their cause had I not done so .
But P . says I waited on the magistrates and got a party of police , and was in their company three days in pursuit of him . To this I will plead guilty when any man proves that I ever spoke to a magistrate on political subjects , or in reference to political characters . Again , I will plead guilty if any man will prove that I ever exchanged a single word , touching politics , with any policeman whatever , And again I mil plead guilty , if my employers , or any of my co-workers , will prove me tohave been absent for a single day since I have been on the establishment—save when confined with the rheumatic fever , and then J did my work while laid on a sick bed .
I ask for the names of the magistrates I consulted—the names or numbers of the policemen I accompanied , and the dates of the days I was employed in hunting the fugitive who made himself scarce before the row begun , maugre his nonsense about " braving the scaffold and the battle-field . " The fact was , that I thought the fellow had taken time by the forelock , and madegood his retreat . I was certainly surprised to hear he was arrested in the very town where he and others had so recently sat in secret conclave . I suppose , as 1 tahe all matters of that kind very coolly , that the guilty parties thought me most proper to become their scapegoat , and they thought , no doubt , I should only laugh at the dodge . Well , I have had many an hearty laugh at it , and never hesitated to pronounce P . as being either knave or fool . Many persons have declared him both ; but I don't like extremes .
I shall now out with tlie murder , and place the saddle on the right horse . P , mentions feurpersons as his witnesses , who , he states , waited upon me , to assure me I had misrepresented him . Three of the four were not present at the secret conclave ; yet , notwithstanding their absence , they waited upon me ( though I have no recollection of the circumstance ) to assure me that my eyes and ears deceived me . Most important" witnesses !" Well , I will take two of his four witnesses , and leave them to unravel the affair , Mr . P . ' s first-named " witness" is Craig , and with him I will begin to end the matter .
A short time ago I met Craig in the City Chartist Hall , when , I ascertained , that be he had been informing Mr . Cooper that I was in the pay of Government , and he could prove that I arrested P ., A'C . I asked him for his " proof , " when he replied , he had heard so . Well , said Mr . Cooper , then I find it mere hearsay after all . I further asked him for the name of his informant , when he replied , M'G , one of P . ' s other " witnesses . " Ou the f -Mowing day I wrote Mr'G . inquiring into the truth ol Craig ' s statement , and by return received a re . ply , of which the following is an extract : —
" William , —I am sorry that Craig ( au individual whom I once respected , but have long since had reason to know is a . deceitful , lying wretch ) has given another specimen of what he can do . To charge me with circulating such a report is as false as hell . I could not think such a thing . Neverwasthereanytbingmorefalsethan tosaytbat I stated you were in search of P . 1 was constantly beside you , working hand to hand ; and had you been in any such employ it could not have remained a secret . But there was one as deep in the affair as Harrison—and that was T . B—— , who took Harrison to tlie Cabbage Inn
with an escort of police—left him there , and went to Craig ' s lodgings , and after all I could say to them to let P . remain for the night , and not come out on any consideration , he , T . B ., with the assistance of Craig , induced poor P . to go and have a glass of ale , when he was immediately laid hold of by the beaks . But it is only another instance of what Craig can do . If this is not sufficient for him , I will willingly come to London and face him with it ; aud he may pray Cod to have tm-rsyoH his soul , for he will meet with none from me . " Your sinctre well-wisher , " W . M'G . "
In the letter the names are ail in full , but I think it imprudent to give them here . Having run on thus far , I conclude by defying the " Victim" ( f } to victimise me . Having spent all my life on the Kadical stage , I fearlessly throw open my every political action to the most searching scrutiny . I have coveted no man ' s silver or gold , neither have I envied anothers station . Of sacrifices and sufferings I have not spoken , though I could a tale unfold which would cast even tiie exaggerations of P . into the shade . More cannot be required of nic in reply to P ., yet I must say , that tlie bead and front of my offunding is this —I have ever scorned to he the tool or fool of designing political knaves ; and [ have never ahrunk , as au humble advocate of the rights of man , from exposing the delinquencies committed in our own ranks , while denouncing M ; ose perpetrated in the enemy ' s camp .
For the future I shall treat P . and his co-adjutors , m their crusade against principle and patriots , with eontempt , leaving all such to turn to their own vomit . Tours truly , London , Dec . 23 , 1815 . Wiuiut Riuer . P . S . The deserted renegades appear to be hard at work to subserve their master ' s purposes : but their pitiful efforts are unavailing , and will terminate in their own annihilation . In the same publication through which P . pours forth his puerility appears another rigmarole story , by one Thomason ; who , from his own narrative , has pursued a rather curious zig-zag pedlhig course . Que sentence I beg to allude to , with which he wntds ap : iu horrible growl at not having his pockets well lined with
the pence of the poor , a la Dan . His words are— " Cash sent to get Holberry medicine was kept at tlie Star ofliee . " If he means ( as he evidently does ) tliat " Cash was kept" after a call had been made for it , 1 tell him in plain terms tliat , frem my own knowledge , he is a foulmouthed liar . Mr , Ardill always paid the moment a call was made . I have reason to know this from the fact of my having to keep all the published lists , which Mr . Ardill , as cashier , immediately scut for on demundpaid the amount , and destroyed mj lists . When lies so palpable are published to the world , it serves to ' jhow the depths of depravity to which some men have sunk , and the despicable means that have to he esaplojtid to perpetuate the enrsed system of despotism , W . B .
Increase And Mtotjplt.— Y Xrs. Shoe, Tli...
Increase and Mtotjplt . — y xrs . Shoe , tlie wife of a respectahie victualler , of Eupiscorthy , in tlie sixtysixth year other age , gave / muli to a male child , on the 27 th or 2 Sth ot last mouth , to the surprise of the inhabitants of that locality , Her eldest child is upwards of forty-seven ytv ars 0 f agC . _ Wexford paper .
Slk (7. Wolseley And The League.
slK ( 7 . WOLSELEY AND THE LEAGUE .
TO THE WOBKtNQ CLASSES IK THE HANOI'ACTCBINO ' _'•' . I * - - DI 8 TBIOTS " ¦ - . - . -M y . friends . —You most of : you eitherknow moor have heard of me , as having done my best all my life , according to my own opinion , to serve you , tht people . I think , and flatter myself , you will take in good part , what little 1 am now going to say . We hear a great deal of the Anti-Corn Law League ; and that that League would wish to persuade you , for the members of it are so charitable , that they work , entirely for you . As for themselves , bless the mark , they leave entirely out of the question ! Now this is certainly Ik-hir vers liberal .
You all know there is what is termed capital . * Wc landlords have capital . An estate which belonged to my nephew , called Tixall , which joins mine , ( rental about £ 6 , 000 . per annum ) , has lately been sold to Earl Talbot , for , I think , two hundred and forty thousand pounds ; and the steward of the ostate told me , if his Lordship got three per cent , for his " capital , " he would be very well off . Well , then , here was £ 210 , 000 . capital aud three per cent , interest . Well , now we will go on a little further ; I will take a tiptop man from among the master manufacturers , even Mr . Cobden himself . We have been informed he comes from among tlie yeomen of Kent , - and who so respectable as a yeoman of that county ? for , as the old song says , " and a man of Kgnt was lie . " Wellwe will su
, ppose that his man of Kent had some capital also , Come , what shall we say , by way of a guess , it ameunted to Why , £ 5 , 000 . Well , here then was Mr . Cobden's capital . Now it is very generall y understood he make ? , a large income , say as much as Earl Talbot gets for his capital , £ 0 , 000 per annum . If so , the one gets three per cent ., the other the deuce knows what per cent ., for I will not stay to calculate it ; and here we will leave them for a moment , while I go to your capital . ' Yes , you may well stare . I say say again "your capital , " aye , if you had uot a penny in your putrkets . Your capital is your two hands which give to us our three per cent . ; and Mr . Cobden ' s £ UQ 0 per
cent .. ' By way of a guess also here , I will say that , taking the average of wages of England , you get 12 s . per week , or £ 31 4 s . per annum . Here then is the interest of jout capital ; which , at three per cent ., ths same as Earl Talbot ' s , makes £ 1 , 034 . There , then , is the worth of your capital , and here . begins the pith of my letter , if there be any pith in it ; you shall decide .. I will here ask a trifling question . If Lord Talbot gives his labourer 12 i . per week out of his three per cent ., how much ought Mr . Cobden to give his mill workmen out of his £ 1 , 000 per cent * Which , I beg to ask , pays his labourers the most in proportion—the millowuer or the " voracions landlord ?"
Here I approach the end of my letter , and tlieprincipal reason for writing it . You are told it is all for you— " the cheap loaf . " Why then , take cave these Liberals , with their £ 1 , 600 per cent , get no more , for I think they get « nough for any reasonable man already . If you get what you are told you are to get , by the corn being let in duty free , the poor agricultural rogues ! they have little chance of getting anything but a " rotten potato ' e , " for if the corn goes down in price , their wages drop ; and if I may be allowed to say whale I think , my real opinion is , if corn goes down , so will your wages . Itemember what I say now ; if the pressnt Currency Bill remains as it is . No ! the master manufacturers will pocket the whole affront ; theiefore I tell you to make your " solemn league and covenant" with them—or , my friends , you will he floored .
I am , yours , most sincerely , C . WOLSEI . Br , Wolseley , Dec . 6 , 1815 .
Todmordex. — For The Last Week Or So The...
Todmordex . — For the last week or so there has been a little excitement in the political circles , the members of the League have spread tlieir wings and and crowed " repeal , repeal . Now , you Chartists and Tories , where are you * , will you acknowledge our power now ? you thought we had none , because the workers were not with us , but you see we can do without them . Sir Robert is going to bring a measure for a total repeal into the Commons , and the old Duke into tbe Lords . " This was the first crow they gave us , then Lord John and his colleagues would do the job ; until at last they have cooled down with the reflection , that a quarter of a million of money will hate to be expended before trey can come at their darling object ! During the after part of the day , and the night oi * Saturday , Dec . 27 th , theie was a dreadful storm here , the rivers overflowed , and a great number of the houses were filled with water .
In one part of the town , called Sal ford , the water rushed into the houses , carrying with it tubs , chairs , andalmo 3 teverydescriptionof'householdi ' iirfliture , and thereby threw the residents into on little excitement . About nine o ' clock it was found out that the arches across the water-course over which Mr . Robinson ' s joiners' shop stood had given way , and had not the rain ceas > ed for a short time itis believed tho buildin " would have fallen , as it is it has given way so far that an entire new foundation will have to be put in , and one side of the building itself will have to come out , if not all to come down . The members of the Millwood news-room got np a ball in the large room of the Shannon Inn , on Saturday night , which was attended by a respectable and numerous company . A class is formed lo learn reading , writing , arithmetic , Ac ., Ac ., which meets every Wednesday and Friday night . On Monday night a recreation class meets for dancing and other innocent amusements .
Destiiuction Of Abbeuly Hall, Worcester....
Destiiuction of Abbeuly Hall , Worcester . — This noble mansion , occupied by the widow of the late James Moillet , Esq ., of Birmingham , has unfortunately been destroyed by fire . Mr . Moillett bought the property only three years ago , when he spent from ten to fifteen thousand pounds in beautifying it , or rather in turning a brick house into a beautiful villa in the Italian style , and in adding an extra tower on the west side , ile did not , howerer , live long to enjoy the fruit of his taste and judgment , for in about twelve months he died . Since that time the family resided at the retreat , until the event happened which has totally destroyed the property . It appears that on Christmas-day Mrs . Moillett was entertaining her friends in her usual festive manner , when the joyous
scene was broken in upon by a cry that the building above tlieir heads was on fire . The servants first discovered the flames , und tried ineffectually lo quench the fearful element , so that the assembled guests might not be disturbed ; and when it was known generally a messenger was dispatched to Witlcy Court , from whence an engine soon arrived , with men to work it . The house stands upon an eminence , so that many persons soon colleetcd from the surrounding neighbourhood , who tried all in their power to put a stop to the fire . The supply of water was unfortunately scanty , so that they were obliged to resort to a pool about a quarter of a mile from the spot , and bucketfulls were handed over that distance from hand to hand . All efforts were , however ,
ineffectual , for the ( ire gradually burst right through the roof , and presented a scene which y , as awful to look upon , and continued until twelve o ' clock at night . The tire , it is thought , originated in a storeroom , where a girl named Jane White went in to fetch some cheeses and apples , and she must have dropped a spark amonjjst some shavings and papers . Walsal . — Dreadful Accident . — Two Men Buried Alive . —On Tuesday week an inquest was held before George Uinchlitfe , Esq ., coroner , at the Old Bush Inn , in the parish of Rushall , on the body of a middle aged man , named Thomas Dunning , who lost his life under the following very melancholy circumstances : —It appears that the deceased , together with another man named Isaiah Bent , had been
employed to brick the shaft of an non-stone pit , belonging to Mr . William Sparrow , and had proceeded safely with their work till Satmday week , when they had quoined about halfway up , the shaft being about seventeen yards deep . Before putting up a scaffolding for the purpose of ' quoining the remainder , and whilst at work on the above day , a quantity of sand fell in from the side of the shaft above them , forcing the scaffolding down with it , and burying the unfortunate workmen beneath . Bent , who was three or four feet above his fellow labourer , contrived to get his head over the loose sand , which was fortunately prevented from filling up the intervening space by a piece of loose timber which fell across the opening , and thus saved the poor fellow from instant suffocation . Ills unfortunate companion , however , had no
such protection , being buried and almost instantly suffocated by tho mass of earth which fell upon him . An alarm was given immediately on the accident being known , and no time was lost in rendering assistance . A rope having been let down from the mouth of the pit , Bent , by great efforts , succeedcd'in extricating his hands , and , having made it fast round his middle , he was drawn out of the shaft , having escaped with some slight bruises . Encouraged by their success , and believing they might be able to save the life of his companion , the men engaged near the spot set manfully to work , and after ten hours ' hard and incessant labour , they succeeded in re covering the body of Dunning , but the poor fellow was quite dead . After a long and patient investigation , the jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death .
Vamx g Highway Rommr . —On Sunday information was received by the police of the commission oi ' th « following daring highway robbery onthcevcruBg of Christinas day : —About eight o ' clock , Mr . Joiui Walker , a student at the Wesleyan Institutson , Richmond , was Iproeeeding along the public wall * fravi lvttw-b-fWgc anu Richmond , which is satuated between the wall of Kew-gardens and the towingpath on the south bank of the Thames , when between , the Brentford Ferry and Richmond , he was met by a short man dressed in a round jacket buttoned up to the neck , and a black hat , who stopped him , and in threatening terms demanded his watch . Mr , Walker , intimidated by the menacing manner of th . e ruffian , and the loneliness of the place , handed b ; an a small eng ine-turned silver watch , double-case , with which the fellow immediately decamped . 'Owing to the dense fog which prevailed at the tiir . e , Mr . Walker is unable to give any further dcscii' \ ' uon of the thief .
Matkr'als for Thinkixo . —U ' e who makes war his profession can hardly bo otherwise than vicious War makes thieves , and pcWe brinj'S them to the gallo \ vs .- » -J /« t' /( WVtV ,
Destiiuction Of Abbeuly Hall, Worcester....
HARRIET UOLMAN-THE COKSE ^ UEiNCES OF THE NEW POOR LAW . [ From the Brighton Herald . ] . ' -All the facta of the , tragedyJwe . are jibout , to . relato are obtaineddirect from p oisonsitd " whom'the" 3 ecea 8 e'd was well known , though we are uot at liberty to publish ( he names of our informants , who have a strong repugnance to appear before the public . The original of the sub . joined copy of the letter is left at the Brighton Herald office , and may be sei > n by any who may entertain a doubt «?\ tt awttranticity or genuineness .
Harriet Cohnan was servant to the wife of one of the most respectable farmers in -the county of Sussex , and her mistress still says she was tho best servant she ever had . Leaving hw service , Harriet Colman married an agricultural labourer , an honest , hardworking mam They lived in two rooms of an old tenement in a village a few miles from Lewes . Though very poor , they struggled on . She had several children ; butinstwwl of complaining , she was of a remarkably cheerful disposition , contented , and comparatively happy , and often expressed her gratitude when her more wealthy neighbours gave her the water in which bacon and greens had been boilcd— ' -pot liquer "—as the poor call it , as it made , she said , good soup , with which the children were well content .
In consequence of some legal proceedings , the property to which the tenement belonged fell under fresh management , and Colman and his family were ordered to quit . They begged hard to ba allowed to remain , and as they understood that their ejectment was only necessary as a temporary measure , in compliance with the law , they offered to sleep in any barn or out-house until they could return to their former dwelling , Their landlord was , however , inexorable . Colman and his family were expelled ; and though the tenement has been since relet to others , its original tenants were never suffered to return . The Colman family then took one room , in which they dwelt for some time . Bat he was out of work ; his family half starved ; and he fell ill , ai . d at last there was no resource but to go into tliu Union workhouse . They begged hard to be allowed 3 s . or is . a week out of the house , with which assistance , they said , they would struggle on . But no ; the " test" of poverty inu . > t be applied ; and that" test" is tho Union workhouse and all its terrors .
They were removed to Chailev Union workhouse , in which they cost , we have been assured by a guardian of the poor , not less than IDs . a week . As soon as Colman and his family were removed to the Chaitcy Union-house , the man was separated from his wife , and the child or children ( wc are not sure at this time whether there was one or more ) were sent off to the Uingmer poor-house , the rectsptacle , it seems , for the children . Colman himself grew worse , and the child spoken of became so ill that , by the humane advice of the medical gentleman ol llingmer , it was sent back to its mother , and died in her arms . This child has been represented to us , by those who knew it well whilst its parents resided in tho first tenement , as a most interesting little girl , and so attractive ( as some children arc ] as to win one's affection , we know not why or how .
On the death of this child the following letter was written to the lady , the farmer ' s wife , of whom we have already spoken : — " Chatty , November 25 , 1845 . "Dear Madam , —I ( beg ) to inform you that I am in great trouble for I have lost my dear little girl Mary she died on the It ) of this month and was buried on the 23 and her poor Father went to Westmuston with me to see her buried that was on Sunday last and the next day my poor husband Died my troubles are so great that I dont No how to bear up uiu ' cv it kind madam I have lost my all and the Blessed lord knows what I shall do I hope he will provide mo a friend for I am in great distress in Mind I am so poorly myself I dont know how to keep about there is no one can tell what hand I had with my dear little girl night and day before She died I am very much ablidge to you kind Madam for getting my cloths for me
" So no more from your Humble Servant "IlAHniEr Colman , " Soon after this letter was written , poor Harriet ' Colman died herself . ' and is now beyond the reach of persecution , or this letter would probably have never appeared , Yfere this a mere isolated case , though the individuals might be pitied , the system under whieh they suffered and died might not be generally blamed ; but we believe that the stern Poor Law consigns hundreds annually to premature graves . The sysiem is at work , making havoc among the poor iu almost every parish in once " merrie England . "
We shall make no comments on the case . The facts , simply stated , and the letter , speak for themselves , and tell a tale at which humanity shudders .
Suicide Of Colonel Guiwood. On Saturday ...
SUICIDE OF COLONEL GUIWOOD . On Saturday last this officer , who is well known as the editor of "The Duke of Wellington ' s Despatches , " and who has lately been residing at So . 120 , lving ' s-road , Brighton , whither he had removed for the benefit of his health , committed suicide by cutting his throat . The gallant officer , it appears , has latterly been much depressed in spirits , and much excited about political affairs , and this is supposed to have led to the commission of the rash act . An inquest was held on the body , at 120 , King ' s-road , on Monday , before F . H . Gull , Esq ., the coroner , and a respectable jury , at which the following evidence was given : —
Sarah Collins , wife of George Collins , 120 , King ' s-road , stated that the deceased , with his wife and two daughters , came to lodge at her house on Tuesday last , He did not appear well . She waited upon him at breakfast on Saturday , and took him a letter which had come by post . He appeared in his usual state . About twelve she took him some rice for lunch , and at one fetched the things away . He was seated on the sofa and did not speak to her , and he nppeaved as usual . About a quarter-past two she lookup the newspaper . Mrs . Gurtvood and the young ladies were out , and she thought the colonel wtis also , but she rapped at the door , and no one answering , went in . There was no one in . She laid the paper o » the table . She put the coals on the fire , and , turniog
round , fancied she saw the colonel ' s trousers lying on the floor of the bed-room , which adjoins . She did not take much notice of this at the time . About a quarter of an hour afterwards , she said to her husband that she did not know whether the colonel was lying on the floor , or it was fancy in her , but she would go up and see . She then ivcnt into the bed-room and found tho deceased lying on . his right siic , and there was some blood on the floor . Her impression was that he had burst a blood vessel She rang the bell , and her husband came , and she sent him for a surgeon . He went , and Mr . Furner returned with him almost immediately , aud pronounced the colonel dead . She then saw that he had cut his throat . Mr . Furner lifted the right arm of the deceased , and there was a bloody razor in his hand which he removed .
Edmund Joseph Furner , surgeon , 130 , King ' s-road , stated that on Saturday afternoon he was called in to attend the deceased . Ha found hint lying on the nW on his right side , in a pool of blood , quite dead . He partially raised him , and removed a bloody razor which was still in the right band . On the left side of the throat there was a penetrating incised wound about four inches in length and an inch and a half in depth , which divided the carotid artery and the important vessels in that neighbourhood . This wound was the cause of death . From the nature of the wound death must have been almost instantaneous .
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry Webster deposed that he had know the deceased thirty years . Deceased was about fifty-seven years of age . About a month ago deceased was ill in London , and hearing from his medical adviser that a change of air and scene would be beneficial , wit . news invited him to his house in Brighton , He came and stayed some days , and by witness ' s advice placed himself under the care of Dr . ilall , who in a few days relieved him considerably , and the deceased returned to town . Witness had not seen him since he came to this house , he having been in Paris . Coroner : I believe he has been engaged some time on a work which has occupied him a great deal , has he not ! —Yes , for several years he has bmi engaged in a laborious and interesting work , called " The Despatches of the Duke of Wellington . " He has lately finished it , aud it is published .
Dr . George Hail , of 14 , Old Steine , Brighton , stated that about a month ago , he was called on to attend deceased . He had been over-excited , aiidhis stomach was disordered , and he was in low spirits . He boeame better in about a week , and returned to Loudon . About a week ago witness saw him again . He was then in about the same state as when ho first came to Brighton , not worst-. Ho saw mm on Friday last , and did uot notice anything particular in him . The jury returned a -m'uict , that the deceased committed suicide by cutting his throat , while in a state of temporary insanity .
Suicide O P As Aumou.—On Saturday Evenin...
Suicide o p as Aumou . —On Saturday evening Mr . Baker held an honest at the Suttvm Arms , Sutton-sireet , Chatterhouse-sa . uare , on the body of Mr . John Christian Ross ,, aged 23 , an author . Mr . a , l ' emn , an artist , residing at No . 1 S 4 , Waterlooplace * deposed that he was intimately acquainted with deceas * d ,. who was a gifted ami highly talented youag man . On Monday week deceased called at witness ' s hsuse . He then appeared very low and desponding , lie said he had taken laudanum , and . began vomituag violently . Witnecs administered , some resacdies , and he rallied . On tlie following day he tbrg « d the signature of witness ' s father to a note directed , to Mr . Gannon , a surgeon ( to whoiu Mr . Perrkwas known ) , requesting to be iurnishftiwith ijome-prassac acid , lev the purpose ot making , expennumta in colours for painting ; but that "eatleniau
uot having any , he procured it from another surgeon .. Eliza Parker , servant at Mr . Smith ' s coSee-house , in Aldersgatc-stieet , said that deceased * ou Wednesday evening , came and engaged a bed . The next morning lie came down and asked for a glass , with which ho wont up stairs , and in about a . couple of minutes he again came down . When he reached the bottom he iell on the mat , apparently lifeless . Mr . Row , a neighbouring surgeon , was called in , who pronounced him to be quite dead . A phial , which had contained prussic acid , was found empty in his coat pocket , and labelled ' ^' Poison . " Mr . Pen-in stated that deceased had , seme time since , written an article for ' * Blackwoo'd ' s Magazine , " in reply to Mr . Mason ' s eritiqu-j- on the " Vestiges of the Creation , " which h ? A been rejected - , since then ho had appeared vec ; depressed . The jury retunicl a Verdict of Temr , orary Insanity .
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BANKRUPTS . _ ...... ( Prom Tuesday ' s Gazette , Decernbcr 30 , 1815 J James Brooke , of Gboriers ' tone , Norfolk , miller—Benjamin Jones , of 34 , City-road ^ . draper—ilichurd More and Benjamin William Blake , of Jfonvich , coal tnerelian-s—George Jarvis Worssam , of 25 , Great Mitchell-street , Oldstreet , St . Luke ' s , engineers—Thomas I'hi'lips , of Shrc «« sbury , hop merchant—Benjamin Wood , jun ., of heeds witiomerchant—James Cousen and hucv Cousen of Bank ' house , Bingley , Yorkshire , and John Biehardb y Cousen of Bradford , worsted spinners . '
DIVIDENDS DECtARED . Joseph Raleigh , Thomas Smith Goode , and William Holland , of Manchester , merchants , first dividend of 'JU in the pound , payable at 7 , Charlotte . street , Manchester ' on January 20 , or any subsequent Tuesday , ' John Danks , of Birmingham , wharfinger , first dividend of 5 s . in the pound , payable at 27 , Watcrloo-strcet Birmingham , any Thursday . ' William Shaw , of Stafford , saddler , first dividend if 3 s . 7 d . in the pound , payable at 27 , Watcrioo-street , Birmingham , any Thursday . Charles Timmis , of Darlastongrecn , Staff rdshive , flint grinder , first dividend of 2 s , Id . in the pound , payl able at 27 , Waterloo-street , Birmingham , any Thursday . Thomas Hewett TVetmore , of Worcester , grocer , sico ' nd and final dividend of Gs .-l ^ d . in the pound , payable at 27 > f " aterloo-ti-eet , Birmingham , any Thursday .
Janus Bourne , of Bemmersiey , Staffordshire , printer , first dividend of ( Jd , in the pound , payable at 27 , Waterloo , street , Birmingham , any Thursday . John Beet , of Bradford , Yorkshire , dyer , dividend of 2 s . in the pound , payable at 14 , Bishopgate-street , Leeds , on any- day after January 5 . - James Haigh , of Hogley , Yorkshire , clothier , first dividend of los . in the pound , pUy aWe at U . Bishopgate-street , Leeds , on any Wednesday , x '
DIVIDENDS TO fit DE CLARED . At the Court of Bankruptcy London . Francis Pmton . of St . Qtsovge ' s-phlcc , Hanover-square , and of Hi , Sloane-strcet , Chelsea , confectioner , January 23 , at half past eleven—William Dadds , of Leadeiihal ! - stveut , City , grocer , January 23 , at half-past eleven— Wil . limn Harding , sen ., of 5 , Johtison-street , and 23 , Vincent , squar * , Westminster , and of West-wharf , Millbank mason , January 22 , at tw elve—William Hay anil John Alfred Titterton , of 103 , Loadon-road , Surm , oilman January 22 , at eleven—George Thomson and James Foster Forbes , of 41 , Crutched-friars , City , corn-factors January 20 , at half-past one—Charles Henry White , of Gravesend , Kent , linen-draper , January 30 , tit eleteu—Edward Mansfield Marks , of 21 , Mortimer-street , Oaven . dish-sciuarc , and 10 , Stanhope-street , Regent ' s-park , miholaterer , January 23 , at one . '
In the Country . William Chaloncr , of Lincoln , tailor , January 27 , at eleven , at the Court of Bankruptcy , Leeds—John ' Sugdeu and William Sugden , of Leeds , machine-makers , January 23 , at eleven , at the Court of Bankruptcy , Leeds—Hvnry George Gibson , of Newcastle-upon-T yne , chemist , January 1 i , at eleven , at tlie Court of Bankruptcy , Newcastle . upon-Tjne—John Symons Chard , now or late of Frome Selwood , Somersetshire , tanner , January 22 . at twelve , at tlie Court of Bankruptcy , Bristol—John Wollaud Bake , of Bristol , currier , January 23 , at twelve , at the Court uf Bankruptcy , Bristol—John Church Dempsey , of Bristol , stationer , January 22 , at twelve , at the Court of Bankruptcy , Bristol . C-sivrmcATES to be granted unless cause be shown to the contrary on the day ot meeting .
T . Taylor , of 23 , Philpot-lane , City , wine-merchant . Jan . 22—Wm . Hay and John Alfred Titterton , of 103 , London-road , oilmen , January 21—George Chennell , of Capel , Surrey , carpenter , January 23—John Stephenson , of 20 , Frcderick ' s-place , Mampstcad-road , china dealer January 23—Richard Tindle Terry , of Bristol , ship chandler , January 22—Jacob Parker , of Cheltenham , Gloucestershire , cabinet-maker , January 23 — Jonas Spencer , ofDenhoIme Carr , Yorkshire , worsted piece manufacturer , January 22 . Certificates to be granted by the Court of Review , unless cause be shown to the contrary , on or before Januarr 20 . Elijah May , of 34 , Ald-ato High-strcet , City , linen draper—John Adamson , of Stockport , grocer—Joseph Plowman , of Oxford , ironmonger—Benjamin Hornby , of Uolyoake , Cheshire , innkeeper—William Joseph War . dell , of Pickering , Yorkshire , vrinti merchant .
PARTNERSIHFS DISSOLVED , Thomas Jennings and Itaiuel Ford , of the Blossoms Inn-yard , Laurence-lane , and Exeter , carriers—Heiiry Hollins and Charles Hyllins , of IN ' ether Langewith , Nottinghamshire cotton spinners—Silvs . "W . Jeukin , William Daniel , jun ., and James J . Trathan , of Liskeard , mine ami railway agents—Joseph Iloyle , John Lunn , John Iloyle , and William Aston , of Huddersfield , cloth finishers ( so far ns regards John Lunn)—John Holdswovth and Richard Hoidsworth , of Wakefield , Yorkriiire , brokers—Rebecca Jessop , Thomas Jessop , Henry Jessop , and Sidney Jessop , of Sheffield , Manchester , and New York , steel manufacturers ( so far as regards Rebecca Jesiop)—"William llandasyde and Robert Bramwcll , of 57 , Cannonstreet , City , commission agents—Sarah Edkinsand John
Charles Edkms , ot IS , Coventry-street , St . James's , groceis —James Stedman and James Ulacfarlane , of Dominica , West Indies—3 ) . Marks and Robert Chassereau , ot 12 , Saiith ' s-bnildings , Cit . y-road , coach brokers — William Plater Bartlett and Richard IfoswuII Bcddome , of 27 , Nicholas-lane , City , attorneys — Anna Burnhain and FilwautttH Buvnham , of Great Marlow , Buckinghamshire , baby linen makers—Charles Joseph Pagliano and Philip Niud , of Leicester-squurs , hotelktepero—John Bute and David Wesley Vipond , of Sittingbourm-, Kent , hosiers-William Turner Clegg , John Clegs , and Robinson Turner Clegg , of Rio de Janeiro , merchants—Joseph Woodham BmIiju-h Caseaml Thomas Patinore , ofBishops Stortford , coal merchants—James Byre Watson and Edward Loder , of Crown-court , Plu'I pot-lane , City , provision luerchwvt * —Robert Ci owther Bell and Benjamin Ledger , of Leeds , stock brokers—Jonah Smith Wells , Berkley Westropp ,
William I ' rinsep , and Jacob Aarou Melhudo , of 75 , Old Broud-street , City , stock brokers ( so far as regards Jonah Smith 'Wells)—Thomas Birch and William Ormston , of Aspall , Lancashire , cotton spinners—Henry Jackson , William Sargeson Jackson , and Robert Jackson , of 65 , LeadCHhall-street , City , who ' esale boot and shoe manufacturers ( so far as regards Henry Jackson}—Bernard Hartley Green and William Edwin Oldham , of Man-Chester , stock brokers—William Wilson Ingram and Robert Pearson Manger , of Liverpool , coach builders-William Radford , William Slather , and James Irving Hughes , of Plymouth , lacem ' en — William Carter and Frank Carter , of 55 , High-street , Southwark , boot and shoe makers— "W illiam Young , Francis Cleiuentson , jun ., and AVilliam Jameson , of Shelton , Staffordshire , earthen , ware manufacturers ( so far as regards William Jameson ) —T . S . Bradbury , John Hodgson , anil ( iro . Bradbury , of 2 , Moor-lane , Fore-street , City , mustard manufacturers .
On St. Thomas's Day The Usual Quantity O...
On St . Thomas ' s day the usual quantity of beef , upwards of 500 stones , was distributed , at Weutworth Ilouse , amongst the workmen iu the employment of Earl Fitzwilliain , amounting to newly 1 , 200 persons . Boor oi- a Man found in tuu Rivuk . —On Saturday evening , Mr . W . Payno held at inquest at the Steel Yard , Upper Thames-street , on the body o f a man unknown , apparently about 40 years of age . It appeared by the evidence , that ou Friday the deceased was found lying in the mud , with his face downwards ^ where it had been left by the receding of the tide , off Old Swan-stairs , Thames-street , lie was dressed in a blue pilot coat , black trousers and waistcoat , white cravat , and blucher boots nearly new ; he was a fine muscular man , and had evidently been in the water only » few hours . The inquiry was adjourned for ft week , to affiavd an . o-sjMM . 'tttviity of being identified .
Foroer y and Swindung . —On Monday last , a porter called at the Union Bank in this city , and presented a cheque for £ 1 , 300 , purporting to bo drawn by one of the most extensive firms in the city , who do business with the bank . It was at once seen that the signature was a forgery , and the porter was accordingly detained and interrogated , when ho stated that the cheque was-eutrustcd to him by a respectable young Hian „ wh & desired him to draw tho money , while he attended to some other business . His name ia Yuillo . He has been previously convicted of fraud in . this , city , but for some mouths past has been absent in . Amcvm , freai which he had only returned a lew days ago . On Monday he called on the firm upon , which , the fovgeny was committed ,
pveteuding he had some business- to transact , but with tie real purpose , it is understooil , of obta . ning a sight of the signatuse of the head of the establishment . On , Tuesday he called at the shop of Mr . Adan & Young , poulterer ,. Priiice ' s-.-trect , and _ purchased a tsrkey , i bare ,, and a goose , the price of wliUih . amounted to Iftk ( Jd . lie stated that he ) wanted the artieies- to . be carried to his residence , aad tlie messenger was to take the balance of a £ 1 note , when he would pay that sum . Mrs . Young accordingly took the change aud thogoods , and accomipanie'i theiann to Renield-stsset j when upon his arrival , at an oil aad coto \ -, v- & luw > , he dtsked hev ta leava the gsods-there , and he would send his servant for thorn , lie then requested her to accompany him
into a nubfe-hattse au > i » mg , where he obtained tne Ifts ., and went out upou the pretence of immediately yeturnke with a pound note . Of Course the fellow never returned ; aud upon Mrs . Young proceeding to the oil ami colour-shop , she found that the hare , turkey , and goose , had been carried off by him . On Wednesday , the same swindler played oil" a similar teck upon Mr . \ 3 ve , confectioner , Queen-street , froia whom he bought a seed cake , value ts . aud desired it to be sent along with him to his residence , and tho sum of 13 s ., when he would give the servant a pound note . Unon ari-ivinx at the City of Glasgow Bank ,
he pointed to a carriage , whieh was standing near at hand , and observing that it was his , took the cako and the 13 s ., and desired the messenger Just to wait a niiimtc till he came out of the bank . It is unnecessary to add that he never appeared . A variety of informations similar to the above have been lodged at the Police-office . The civlpyit evaded the vigilance of the police till Wednesday evening , when he was apprehended in attempting to perpetrate another similar fraud , and he is now in custody i-hnrgrii «»*• wise with forging a cheque for £ l , 3 M , which is re « . fcrrcd . to above— Glasgow Aram .
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 3, 1846, page 7, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns2_03011846/page/7/