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POETBY FOB IRELAND . «« Wert thro all that I / wish ib . ee , great , glorious , and free , -. First flower of the earth , and first gem of tits sea—I might tail thee with prondar ^ happier brow , But on . ' ' could I lore tbee more deeply than now ? "No ! thy fftMwi as they rankle thy blood as it rnas . But makes thee more painfully dear to thy bods ; ¦ RTiose hearts , like the young of the desert-bird ' s seat , Print Iot 4 in * && fife-drop that flows from thy bteast . i" , - ; . Thomas Mooitt . SHAME on the rnlers , who for lengthened years Bare laugbed at Ireland' s woes , and mocked her teats I ghame on the nobles , who have spent their store Of wealth on-other thsn . iheimative shore i Shame on 8 ie priestly ersft and mitred head , That robs a nation of its daOybreaa , lybose pampered pride begets a sad reTerse , And -jaaiesaCnri » tianChttrcfa a country ' s .-curse ! •
What 1 bath not Erin spirits bold and brave , yirstin the rash , of wr on lwaiand "wave ? -. Have not her sons in fiery comb » t steed , Fer ingrate England shed their dearest blood ? gith she not names recorded on the scroll OrimmertaWs eternal roll ? . Ib Grattan blotted out from history ' s page ? Or Curran's glory set ufhalf an age ? Doth she not burn with more than British glow M honour ' s call , and melt at tales of wo « ? Poth not her minstrel wake a strain divine ,. jLn&Trho , tu * Moore , is Bsrd of Beauty ' s shrine ? Foremost in battle , loftiest on the lyre , Asa yet oppression damps her noblest fire I
Hear ibis , oppressors J the Almighty's ban ¦ VFfll sorely scourge yon , ana bis winnowing fan Cleanse the fool blot which your misdeeds hare brought By wrong on wrong , and cruelty o v erwrought Kb lone er prate of ill-begotten right , ' ' Your every word is perjnry black as night J That which was wrong by arms , and filched at first , Hust be again restored , or trebly curst ! And they who grasp the firmest , must at last Be swept away by retribution's blast J Hear this , oppressors!—hear it while ye may !
A nation ' s SnmdBr oroodson your delay J Not always shall the supplicating cry Bell o'er the British Channel to the sky , And roll in Tain ; or only in return Waft back fresh fuel for revenge to burn ! Hot alvsyB shall a prostrate- people plead , And beg for justice fools will not concede J No , no ! the red Tolcanic fire within Shall one day burst , their liberty to win ; Tez Irelard hath the germ of glory sown , And f >™ m be beauty ' s gem and freedom ^ throne !
BSXJAMIS GrOCGH . |«
. THE CORN LAWS . AND EiHGRATION . Bec ArSE our lords have taxed the staff of life , The working thht ^ his children , and his wife AH slave together , yet they must not eat—IFofl gives an appetite , but brings no meat ! Ihe priee of bread by law is kept bo high , ! That what we earn suffices not to buy-Bat , why is thin ? -what make * oux bread eo dear ? Far cheaper 'tis abroad than it is bete ! Yes , but a tax is laid on foreign grain , To make out home-grown eern its price maintain ; And half-fed men may toil , and starve , and die , That idle lords may lift their heads on high .
We might buy cheap , but landlords want great rents , To spend in keeping grand establishment * . Their feasta , their fancies , jewels , balls , and plays , The poor man ' s nakedness aad banger pays . The tenant says , if corn comes duty free , Twill bring down prices here , and ruin me : Taxes and rents in England are bo bigb , I cannot sail so eheap as yea could buy . Pensions , and perquisites , all other prices Must corns down too , save luxuries and vices . The honest husbandman most emigrate , And lesve poor peasants to increase the rate , Unless our lords consent to live on lees , And pride succumb to humble happiness ! J . Watklss .
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THE SOCIAL REFORMERS' . ALMANAC for 1842 . Leeds , J . Hobson ; London , Cleave ; Manchester , Hejwood ; Glasgow , Paton and Lore . - - ¦ A modification of the Poor Man ' s timpani on and Political Almanac to the -viewB , r ases , and purposes « f the Socialists . The principal new feature being & memoir of the Socialist Lecturer and Missionary , air , James Rigbv , which we give : —
MEMOIB . 03 ? JATiES B 3 GBY , DEPTTTT . GOTEB . SOB OT ¦ TSTHEiVJ COXSTCSITT . The subject of the foUotnsg sketch affords a striking iHnstratlon of the extent to which perseverance , industry , asd benevolent intentions , can overcome the difficulties of am originally defective education , limited means , isd an inferior position in society . In these respects , his career is at once instructive and cheering , 2 nd offers tss strongest Incitement to others occupying a Frmflfg station in life to copy bis example . Janes Rigby was bom in Salford , in 1802 . His father , Thomas Bigby , had a large family , —twelve children ; and was for many years in the employment of Joseph Brotbertan , Esq ., the present member for thai borough . At the early age of seven years Junes
commenced to work in a cotton mill , and attended a school ob Sundays , established by that gentleman for the purpose of educating the children who had been discharged from the church schools , because their parents wore " white hats , " and avowed-themselves reformers . In this school ilr . Kigby formed an acquaintance with the late Rowland Detrosier . A strong friend-Jfcyrgrew up between them , which was of the greatest service to the young scholar in deciding the tone and direction of his future career . It was a maxim continnaUy in the mouth of the lamented Detrosier , that " every man should do something to make the world tetter for having lived in it ; " and the saying sunk deep in the mind of his young friend . He continued thus alternately occupied in labour and receiving occasional
instruction until he reached the age of sixteen , when he * as apprenticed to Mr . Joseph Smith , -plumber and flacer , of SaJfonL No sooner was he relieved from the drudgery of the mill , than the effects of his friend ^ sirosierti maxim became evident in bis conduct . The Iot mental condition of those be had left behind him in * he mill excited his warmest sympathy , and impelled to exertions to reduce the comprehensive and benevolent " on to practice . Hia first attempt for this purpose * m the establishment of a school for twelve factory boys , for whom he found books , slates , pencils , and , inshort , every description ef school apparatus , graw&ondy ; adding to this his equally gratuitous services ib commmicating to them such knowledge as he himself fcad acquired . Inashorttimehewasjoinedbyanotber
jonng man in this " labour of love , " and by his assist-^ JB enabled to extend the sphere of bis usefulness . They took a large room , and furnished accommodation for nearly sixty pupils , all of whom were taught upon «« same principle , and provided with the necessary tteans for pursuing their studies . In a short time they wnndthit more applications for admission were made « aa they had the mean * to accommodate ; and having , a the meantime , hear * a lecture on the necessity and advantages of female education from T 3 etrosiei , Mt . r * &y determined to add the means for imparting « sfcuctton to that sex also . He therefore secured additional teachers , engaged larger premises in Factory-lane , «« & J . Bateman , Esq ., aad changed the name &o
m a , e « Kigfcj School" to the " Mutual Instruction «« itatkra . The Ktasgemente-were entirely remodellei J » corporate body -was formed ; and a small weekly "" ctipSon wsspaid by each member to defray the accessary expenses . The labour of the teachers , bow-* rer , continued to be gratuitous . A library of one ^* red and twenty-volumes was formed by the cuntri-MfcJoin of the ambers ; daseea Cos instruction in-readtng , writing , account * , music , and elocution , » ere wrmed under the general superintendence of Mr . ** 7 « s president . While thus engaged incommu-Sitttiug instruction - to the young persons whose dfceatkm had been so wofully neglected in early fife , Mr . KtebyB attention was directed to the agitation
wa ^ short-time bill for the factery workers , which was wat that time commenced by Richard Oastler , the «* . G . s . Bull , the late Michael Thomas Sadl ** , and ° * hers ; and seeing how materially snch a measuw » oald aid hiB endeavours to elevate the mental and
moral character of that class of the population , by leaving them more tune for the acquirement of knowledge , he directed his attention and energies to this question with hii usual zeal and activity . The Mutual Instruction Institution having secured a solid standing , enabled him to devote much of his time to this object ; and , iniconjuctionjfith other friends , a vigorous agitation was carried on by means of public meetings , lectures , petitions to Parliament , &a , for the purpose of influencing the-public and the Legislature . The end of . these exertions will no doubt be recollected by most of The readers of this ' memoir . Instead of passing an efficient ten hours bill tor- all , as was originally
advocated by JJr . Owen ( the father of the movement on this subject ) by the late Sir Robert Feel , who became the Parliamentary-leader of the question , and more recently by Mr . Bigby and the parties mentioned , the Legislature passed an act requiring eight hours work from children under thirteen—an act which experience has shewn to be-what the sincere Mends of th « factory labourers prophesied it would be , quite impracticable , sad a "hardship both to the operative and the employer . Justice has yet . to be done in this respect ; bat what has been effected- in the face of the tremendous opposition which Mr . Rigby and bis coadjutors had to face , testifies to the energies of their exertions , and assures ultimate
success . ..- "" - " In the year 1829 Mr . William Pare visited Manchester , and announced a course of lectures on the Means for Removing Poverty and its Causes without iDja ' ry . to Person or Property . The lecturer elucidated the leading moral' and economical featuresof the new views of society in such a manner as , combined with several private -interviews , " to win over Mr . Bigby to the support of that cause , of which he has since that time been an ardent , persevering , and eloquent advocate . .-...- ¦
The first movement made in this direction by Mr . Rigbyj was in " connection with Mr . Joseph Smith , to found a Co-operative Store . The intention of these stores was to purchase goods with the deposits of the shareholders , at the "wholesale price , and to sell them at ordinary retail prices ; the profits being designed for the formation-of communities of united interests , npon the J > lan laid down by Robert Owen . However wellintentioned these institutions were , it was soon found that inconsequence , of the poverty of their members , the system of giving credit which arose in consequence of that poverty , and other causes , that they presented very little hope of realising the object for which they were formed ; and the Salford Society having engaged large premises which they could not profitably occupy , Mr . Rigby and some other friends took them , and
converted them into a school and Mutual Instruction Institution- Upwards of three hundred persons joined this institution , which was like the preceding , supported by small contributiens , the labour of the teachers being gratuitous . The managers" of this institution commenced the practice , since so generally adopted by Lyceums , &c , of giving tea parties , balls , and concerts , to the working-classes , at a cheap rate . In these exertions they were encouraged by the countenance and liberal support of Lady Byron , the Miesea Pearson , Sir Benjamin Heywood , Bart , Sir Thomas Potter , J . Fielden , Esq ., M . P ., J . M . Morgan , Esq ., William Clegg , Esq ., and others . This institution laid tbe foundation of a new public opinion in Salford , and gave a tone and elevation to the working classes , which they never previously possessed . . -., ' ¦ .-. - ¦•
In 1 $ 33 , Mr . Bigby was elected by the members of the institution to represent them at the Co-operative Congress , helA . ; thia year io I ^ ndon . The reports of its proceedings shew him to have taken an active and leading part . He lectured to various societies in the metropolis and its vicinity ; and while hia warm and fervid adybcacy of the rights of labour and tbe advantages of education made a strong impression on his auditors , the new and extended sphere ol observation which was then opened to him for the first time , doubtless exercised a beneficial influence on his own mind , and . prepared him for the yet wider circle of usefulness in which he has subsequently distinguished himself . .
Shortly after his return from this Congress , Owen sad Fieiden f ermed the National Regeneration Society , composed of manufacturers , merchants , and workmen , for the purpose of creating a public opinion in favour of limiting the labour in factories to eight hours per day , by general consent of the employers , and without reference to governsental or legislatoris ! influence , A number of missioDaries to explain tbe views of the society were appointed , amoDg whom was Mr . Rigby . He costinued engaged for twelve months in this capacity ; and though the object of the society was not attained , there can be no doubt but that through its instrumentality , sound views on various important questions of national economy were made plain to and popular among all classes of the commnnity .
TTpon the termination of these labours Mr . Rigby returned to his former situation with Mr . Smith , and continued to devote his leisure hours to the Salford School . In the . course of time a public opinion in favour of Mr . Owen ' s views was formed j and , at length , Mr . Smith built an elegant institution for the -express purpose of advocating these views , which was opened to the public , in January , 1 S 36 . In the various departments connected with this institution , as lecturer , teacher , and manager , Mr . Rigby took a conspicnous part It was " shortly after it was opened that the writer first had the pleasnre ef becoming acquainted with him , and , through his instrumentality , with the views which , he so earnestly and eloquently advocated . That event had the donble effect of laying tbe foundation of a warm and lasting friendship , and of enlisting all oar sympathies in favour of , and exertions tor , the promotion of the same canse .
Mr . Rigby ' s life since , may be read in the progress of the society of Socialists . When . in 1837 the Central Board and Sew Moral World was removed from London to Manchester , Mr . Rigby was appointed one of the members of tha . Board . . His strenuous and gratuitous exertions in connection with those of Messrs Smith , Jones , Fleming , &c , gave the causa an impetus which no amount of opposition or obloquy baa since been able to obstruct . For upwards of two years , Mr . Rigby thus gratuitously devoted his exertions to further the interests of the cause in which he had
embarked ; but at the Congress of 1838 , he was elected and set apart to the office of missionary together with several others . In this capacity he was successively stationed in the Leeds , Liverpool , and Birmingham districts ; and had just returned to the former a second time , "when be was unanimously called upon to take the superintendence of the Establishment of tbe society in Hampshire . In this situation , his urbanity of manner , conciliatory spirit , and practical knowledge of the world , have proved of invaluable service to the society . He possesses the affection of tbe members and the esteem ^ of all around him . ' and has shewn in this new and trying position as much ability to understand and carry forward large practical measures , as he formerly did in eloquently expounding and enforcing those principles Kb is now an honoured instrument in reducing to practice . 35 r . Rigby has been married many years and has had Bix children , of whom two only are now living .
In concluding tn' « brief ontline of a life , every step of which has been marked by tbe purest and most untiring benevolence , and which has been productive of an amount" of public and elevated benefit far beyond the apparently narrow limits of his original humble position , we cannot avoid saying a few words as to the principal characteristics of the mind which has effected so much for itself and others . The principal feature of Mi . Rigby ' s character—( and in saying this we feel we shall have the ipoutaneous assent " of the thousands who know and love him)—is , his power over the affections of those with whom he comes in contact . As a lecturer , he was less distinguished by depth of reasoning , extensive research , or rigid logic , than for the fascination which his varied , apt , and touching illustration of his subjects , and
appeal to the" feelings of his auditors , universally excited . The writer , who was associated with him constantly during a l © Dg period of tbe early ages of the Socialists' agitation has witnessed with -wonder the effects of bis oratory upon crowded audiences ; now meJced to tears bj his pathos ; and , anon , moved to irresistible laughter by his quick but always kindle humour . Perhaps no man who ever lived so long and so constantly in public life made so many friends or so few enemies . We doubt whether he has any of the latter . " Take him for all in all we shall not soon see his like again ; " and , we are certain , that , in closing this sketch , we merely give utterance to a heartfelt wish which exists in many thousand minds , —may he be loBg spared to pursue his useful and truly noble career . '
GZiOSSOF . —A > xiext Forestry . —On Saturday last , Court No . 70 , of the Ancient Order cf Foresters , held their anniversary at the house of Mr . James Collier , Commercial Inn , Rose-Green , Glossop , vfhen - npvfardB of eighty of the members partook of an excellent and substantial dinner . HOBSFORTH . —The members of the Evening Star Lodge , " No . 40 , in the Leeds District of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows , assembled on Christmas-day to celebrate their anniversary at the Horse and Jockey Inn . The dinner was served np by the worthy host and hostess , Mr . and Mrs . Craven , in a first-rate style .
STSOUD ^—The weavers the Borough of Stroud a few years ago had £ 2 0 s . 6 d . for weaving -what is called a stripe cloth , it is sow wove three yard ^ longer , when any can be got , at 12 $ ,, which is more than 16 s . in the ponnd less . Ani mark , out of the 12 s . there is 8 d . or sometimes Is . to be paid ont of that for setting to work , besides the nan ' s own trouble , and 2 s . for quilling . Sometimes the poor mas is a month in performing the task , and
sometimes less . The reason be is longer in weaving the thirty e ! l& is because it is made oat of what in Queen Elizabeth ' s reign was called waste , but it is better known now-by the name of » Iinge , and he is often told by thfr nincompoop in thg wool loft not to come troubling him any more for a month . IsftUEsrs . —On Saturday week , an inquest was taken before J . G . Ball , Esq ., Coroner , at the Clothiers' Arms Inn , NaUswonh , on the body of Philip Barnfield , of the parish of Horsley , weaver ,
who died , it was said end thought by many , from starvation ; but the verdict was , " Diedfrom natural causes , accelerated from thb want of proper nourishment . " Mr . Ball said he had held thirty-three inquests in thirty days , and the nndertaker , or io other words , the coffin-maker to the "Union , makes from a dozen to fifteen coffins a week . —On Friday last , an inquest was taken by G . Barnett , EEq ., at the Boot Inn , Horsley , on the body of Thomas Jones , but adjoarned to the Black Horsa Tiltups Inn . The fao's of the case were these : —Poor old Jones , like iBoffensive old Barnfield , was a . pauper . He received his bread from the relieving officer , and his bod Jack , when the victuals arrived , generally took the liberty ef helping himself first , which caused a good deal of quarrelling between them . Jack ,
though young in years , was old m iniquity , and was constantly in the habit of robbing his father ; but this was the last . Jack jobbed . the old man in his side with a walking-stick , which caused bis death . A post m » rtem examination was taken by E . Bowen , Esq ., with the assistance of Thomas Stokes , Esq ., surgeon , whose evidence went to prove that the old man bad bad a chronic disorder ; but from the injury he had received in the Bide , acute inflammation was occasioned , which ended in mortification . The Jury returned a verdict against John Jones , for the manslaughter of his father , and against Ann Jones , the mother , for aiding and , abetting the said John Jones ; and they were both committed , on the Coroner's warrant , to take their trial at the next assizes for the county of Gloucester .
Christmas Stuffing fob Geese and Pigs . —On Tuesday afternoon thirteen geese , which had been landed from the City of Aberdeen steamer , on the Aberdeen wharf , at St . Katharine's , and were intended as presents to various individuals in London , were inspected by an Excise waterman , named Young , who found them to be unusually heavy , and on opening one of them , he found it to contain a botsle of over-proof whisky , which had never before passed under the eyes of the Customa or Excise . This discovery induced him to cut open the others , and they were all in the same
conditionthere was a bottle of real Ferintosh in each . Young seized tbe geese and their oontents , on behalf of our Sovereign Lady the Queen , and removed his prize to tbe Excise-office . A number of fine young sucking pigs have been lately seized , with their lnsides filled with Scotch whisky ; and on Saturday no less than thirty Batch turkeys were captured in front of the Custom-house , which were stuffed with Hollands gin . Tlie geese and turkeys from Scotland and Holland have carried an unusual quantity of whisky and geneva , and the young pigs have contained the same stuff for the purpose of carrying on the Christmas festivities .
A Patmabch . —A well-known character , called " Old . blanket Hall , ' died lately at Witney , at the advanced age of 120 . He lived in the reigns of seven Sovereigns . His great age may be partly " ascertained by letters patent granted him by Queen Anne herself , and the old gentleman prided himself on a fine portrait of her Majesty , given to him many years ago , by one of her old stewards , Earl Harcourt . He was much pressed to join the Teetotal Society , but the venerable patriarch 6 hook bis head and said , it was too late for him . to begin , and that he had belonged to the old school tod long for any such change to have any good effect on him . A threatened distraint for poor-rates was the immediate cause of his somewhat sudden decease . To some individuals who wished him to join the teetotalers he left his pump and rain-water butt . —Oxford Herald .
Englishmen working for Fourpence a Week . —Every day is making awful disclosures of the unparalleled Bufferings and total destitution of the working classes . These disclosures contain facts which cannot be contemplated without feelings of the greatest horror . On Thursday nigbt the skeinsilk dyers held a public meeting in the "Social Hall , High-street , Whiteohapel , to adopt Borne plan calculated to rescue their fellow-workmen from their present frightful distress . Mr . Weekly presided . He f aid that tbe men who worked at the skein-silk dye-trade were not receiving on an average , eight shillings a-week , and that they were enduring the most frightful distress . Mr . Edmonds said , that three hundred belonged to that branch , some of
whom earned eight shillings , others fire , and many not more than three shillings a-week . It was stated that they were worse off in 1826 . That he denied , for he could prove that they were now paying 40 per cent , more for provisions than in 1826 . So wretched were the weavers that they were compelled to conceal the boiled potatoes from their children , lest from hnnger they would devour them before they were cooled . Mr . Sydney said that he was most fortunate , because he had five days work in the week . Ib houses which employed only twelve hands they were tolerably well paid , but were thirty or sixty bands were engaged the men often received bnt fourpence a week , as those houses gave but one day ' s work in the week . Mr . Boltbn said , he knew
numbers without homes , without food , and without covering . It is impossible to read these details without horror . It is truly heartrending to consider , that in a land where upwards of £ 70 , 000 has been expended on stabJing for horse ? , that hunan beings stamped with the image of the living God should have but fourpence a week for their support . It ia past endurance to bfhold one noble lady enjoying a pension of £ 400 , 000 a year . Some other noble personage £ 50 , 000 ; this bishop £ 15 , 182 , and that bishop ^ 619 , 000 a year , while the people , who in the hour of danger should be their country ' s hope , pride , and bulwarks , are daily and hourly decaying and disappearing in prrmature graves , through dire want and actual starvation .
Boyish Magnanimity . —On going to school , Frank Trueman sat next to Charles , with a view of showing him the figure of a vessel which he had drawn upon a slate , when a boy named Smith , who occupied a seat behind them , pointed out an error in the drawing ; Frank bad , be said , made the vessel go against the wind , and no vessel , with sails , could do that ; a steamer could do it , but she must have no sails Bet . Charles was appealed to , he having been for some time on board a ship of which a near relative was the commander ; but the little fellow hesitated , not liking to tak ? part against Frank , after what bis moi her had said the day preceding ; he , however , felt bound to speak the truth , and he said , therefore , that some vessels would sail within a very few points of the wind , though not exactly against it . Each of
the disputants claimed this decision as favourable to himself , and Charles added that neither could be said to be quite right jaor quite wrong ; if a vessel was to b © drawn as if standing to windward , they might certainly make her flags stream behind . Here the master , who had several times called ' silence , ' summoned the three boys by name , and Master Overreach , who sat on tbe next foim , exclaimed with ill-natured exultation , ' Won ' t you catch it !\ But what he said , and the manner of it , were not unobserved by the master , who directed him to be sent up alsc , much to his discomfiture . On being questioned , Overreach said the boys bad been quarrelling
about the wind , but he totally exonerated himself , and imputed the largest share of blame to Charles , who was thereupon ordered to hold out his hand ; but just as he was about to receive what boys usually ; erm a pancake , Frank stepped forward and declared that he would not suffer another boy to be punished for him ; he alone had been to blame , and the statement of Overreach was entirely false . He then related all that had passed , and tbe truth became so apparent , that the master sentenced Overreach to receive the punishment about to be inflicted upon Charle 3 , and the others were dismissed . —Parley ' s Penny Library .
A Case of Starvation . —^ On Frid ay last , a man , named Stephen Futterj and his wife were charged before the county magistrates at the Shire-hall , Norwich , with exposing their son , William Putter , a boy twelve years of age , to starvation , through cold and want of food . Mr . Edmund Slingsby Drury Lon ^ e , of Catton , who had made full and particular inquiries into the case , having been sworn , stated—That from information I received I proceeded on Friday , the 11 th of December , to the cottage now occupied by Stephen Futter . situate in the parish of Catton , where I found William Futter , a boy aged twelve years , the son of Stephen Futter , lying upon a bedstead , with only some wet straw and an oJd cloth to cover him , in an out-house or shed
attached to the said cottage . The rain was pouring throngh at the time , and the boy was suffering , and had been suffering , from cold and want of nourishment , and to tbe best of my belief the boy could not have Jived many days longer , had he continued wht-re he was ; I applied for an order to have the boy admitted into St . Faith ' s Union Workhouse , to which place he was taken on Saturday , Dec . 11 . Mr . Priestley , surgeon at St . Faith's Union , deposed —I atteaded at St . Faith ' s Workhouse on Saturday , December 11 , and found the boy William Futter suffering from extreme debility , aggravated by neglect , and apparently suffering from want of the common necessaries of life . 1 Baw tbe boy half an hour after be was brought into tbe workhouse , and I think if be had not been immediately attended to he must have perished . The boy has kept his bed ever since be was admitted into the bouse . I examined
him and found he was wasting from want of food . His right arm is rheumatic , and he will never regain the proper use of it . He iB too ill to attend here to-day , and has scarcely the power of articulation . Yesterday he could hardly walk across the room . Stimulants will be necessary to enable him to appeal at tbe sessions , and it is not probable that he will be able to appear next Saturday . I consider him still in a very dangerous state . It appeared further tbat tbe unnaiural parentB had a design to starve the boy , and that he had been for some lime previously supplied with food by Mr . Longe . " The prisoners in defence said with great indffiere-jce , that they did not consider that there was ar . ything the matter with the boy . As it appeared , to the magistrates very probable that the boy wo uld not live , they remanded the prisoners till tb . e following Saturday , when it was expected some - of the neighbours would attend .
Liverpool WoBKHOusa contain * , at the present moment , a larger number of inmates than it ever held before . There are now nearly 2 , 000 paupers in the house . ¦ - , . - ¦ ¦ " - ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ . - ¦ "¦ ¦ ¦ •• / ; v ¦¦ , . ¦ ' ... .. ¦ . - ¦ , .: A Discriminating Pbeceptor ; --A sohoolmaster in Cornwall , advertising his establishment , says ' : — " Every boarder must be supplied with a Bible and Prayer Book , a knife and fork , three towels , and a silver dessert spoon j all of yrhicfy except the books , become tbe proprietor ' s perquisite on the pupil qnitting school . " The conscientious pedagogue seems to think that the Bible and Prayer Book may be well for the pupil : Ae prefers , however , the steel and the silver . ¦ ¦'¦ ¦ ¦ : ' -,- \ '¦ - .:: : " - ' : ¦ : ¦ . ' ¦ - ¦' : y ' : ' /¦ - ¦
Not Bad , if True . —The Bishop of London , a short time since , made a speech to the chapters of St . Paul's Cathedral , against'the Wooden block , pavement which the chapters thought , of putting down round St . Paul's Church-yarrt . When " the Bishop had finished , the Revi Sydney Smith replied to him thus— J' After , the speech with which your Lordship has favoured us , I will only say . that I think there will be no difficulty in putting down this wooden block pavement , if we can only lay all our heads together . " ¦ , t ; . v : ; / . j
_ Htdrophobia . ~ A lamentable instance of the effect of thia fatal malady has occurred within the last few days tq a respectable working man occupying a small cottage about a mile north of St . Alban ' s . Hia name was John Harding . In the month of October last , whilst in the act of holding a stick before a dog near his cottage , the animal suddenly snapped at it , and in doing so the animal slightly grazed his wrist . Very soph after , th « i dog was shot , and although Harding felt a presentiment that he should ultimately fall a victim to the insidious disease of hydrophobia , he studiously , avoided all mention of his suspicions to his friends , anxious , as he said during his sufferings , to prevent uneasiness ip : their minds on the subject . He continued in hid usual health nntjl Saturday erenibg ^ when he felt a painful sensation in the arm and shoulder , . arid earls the
following morning other- symptoms jpresente 4 themselves , which exciting alarm in his frienda , medical aid was called in , and subsequently , several gentlemen of the medical profession attended , who did every thing in their power to alleviate ' the patient ' s sufferings . On Tuesday morning the sufferer refused all liquids , and appeared agitated at the sight' of hia tea ; the symptoms gradually increased , and in , the afternoon he became so violent that it was found necessary to have recourse ; to a \ straight waistcoat and other means of restraint . He foamed at the mouth , his tongue being constantly in motion , and his pulse at . 120 , still at times he wasiperfeotjy sensible , and a few . minutes before eleven p . in ... his sufferings were terminated in death . He was in the 26 th year off . his ag « , married , but fortunately has not left any family to deplore . his Io 33 .
Dreadful Coal Pit Accidenti— "At a coal-pit accident belonging to Messrs . Job and Page Taylor , at Darlaston , a frightful accident occurred on Tuesday morning . Three men and a boy were descending to their work , when the skip on which they were standing , before their heads were lower than the mouth of the pit , got detached from the rope , and they fell a depth of more than thirty yards . They were all pitiably mutilated . Henry Itch , who has left a wife arid six children , was killed on - the spot ; and two others , Henry Sedley and George Whitehouse , without families , have died , sinc e * Richard Simcox , the boy , is in a dangerous state , with both his legs and one arm broken- —St&ffbrdshireExarriijier 1
Singular DeatS . — -A lady arrived . in Exeter last Monday week , bringing a female servant with her . On the day after her arrival ; the latter broke a looking-glass . Sh , e became greatly alarmed at the trifling accident , covered the glass over , with a handkerchief , and turned it to the wall that she might not see it . She expressed her ^ conviction ' that ii foreboded a life of . trouble and misfortune , and could not dismiss the subjeot from her . mind . She said ; " she should never prosper in the world . again . " Haunted by this idea , she became sad and dejected ,
and wentto bed on Wednesday , two days after the accident , poorly and- miserable , retiring earlier than usual on account of her illness . Tho next day she was worse , and her mistress desired her riot to get up . On Friday one of the most experienced of the medical gentlemen of the city was called in . He found her free from bodily pain , but suffering under a perfect prostration of strength and spirits . She continued to sink till 'twelve o'clock the next day , when she expired , a victim to the absurd superstition of the dreadful consequences of breaking a looking glass !—Hampshire Standard . / > ;
Shockino Catastrophe at Southampton . —A fine youth , about fifteen , years of age , named Hewitt , a son of the coachman of the Southampton and Bath mail , and an apprentice Jto Mr ^ Ball , brass-founder , was . on Monday repairing , with another apprentice , the gasometer , at the gas works near the Itchen river . As they were obliged to breathe gas while they w&te sA work they were desired to walk into the open air occasionally . Unfortunately they neglected this request ; and when Mr . Ball , their master , went to the works at half-past two in the afternoon , he found one of his apprentices , who was his brother , lying on his back insensible , arid the boy . Hewitt suspended over a" reservoir of water , through which the gas was passing , and only prevented from falling by his legs being fastened between the person of his
fellow apprentice and the gasometer . Mr . Ball , on seeing the dreadful situation of the poor youths , immediately dragged his brother ttway , and on attempting to pull Hewitt away also , he lost his senses by inhaling from five or six jots of poisonous gas , and relaxing his grasp , the poor boy fell into the water . Nearly one hour elapsed before he could be taken from the water . On being taken out , medical assistance was procured , but all attempts to restore him to life were useless . The youth Ball recovered by means of the medical aid which he received . A coroner ' s inquest sat on the bbdy of Hewitt , and the Jury returned a verdict of H Died from suffocation' * and that Mr . . Ball was f deserving of censure for suffering two youths to work in a dreadful atmosphere without causing assistance to be immediately at hand incase of an accident . '' '
Fatai , Accident on tHjE LivERPooii and Manchester Raiiway . —It is with deep regret wo have to state the particulars of another fatal railway accident resulting from that long-acknowledged evil , the permitting of railways to cross thoroughfares long ago dedicated to the convenience and accommodation of the public . The Newton Junction , which takes its name from the junction there formed between the Grand Junction and the Liverpool and Manchester Railwayj is confessedly one iDf the most dangerous spots connected with railway traffio in the kingdom . In addition to the two curved lines branching from Liverpool and Manchester to the Grand Junction line there is the main line leading between Liverpool and Manchester , another line
communicating with Messrs . Turner and Evans ' s colliery at Haydock , and a fifth line leading to the chymical work 3 of Messrs , Muspratt and Co ., as . also innumerable branches connecting the whole together , and effecting a union between the several railways . The Grand Junction and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Companies use every effort for securing a degree of" eafety ta the public . A large number of policemen arid pointmen are on duty day and night ; bells , signal lamps ; and other means of giving notice of the approach of the trains have been adopted ; but , notwithstanding these arrangements , and the general vigilance displayed by the company ' s officers , accidents are a matter of much too frequent occurrence . This has , in some
degree , arisen from the circumstance of two roads crossing the railway ( within a distance of 200 yards of each other , one lead ing from the Vulcan Foundry , and the other from Messrs . Muspratt and Co . ' s works ( establishments employing a vast number of labourers ) , to the town of Newton . Shortly after five o ' clock oh ' Tuesday , evening , James Taylor , a fine lad between twelve and thirteen years of age , the son of the lock-keeper at Warwick-locks , on the Sankey canal , was Bent for some milk to a shop , or provision store , on the Newton side of the railway ; he wasaccompanied by another lad about his own age . Their road lay on the line leading from Messrs . MuBpratt ' s works across the Liverpool and Manchester Railway . On reaching
the gate opening on to the railway a very long luggage train from Manchester to Liverpool was passing along the line on the side of the road on which they were standing . They quietly waited until the last waggon had passed them , and then , fearing that the passenger-train from Manchester would be upon them , they rushed across the line , thinking by so doing to avoid the possibility of an accident . At this moment John Dawson , a pointman , stationed on the side of the line to which they were running , saw the Liverpool and Manchester five o ' clock passenger-train approaching at its usual rate of travelling , somewhere about thirty miles an hour , and he and another of the company ' s servants called to the lads , but were unable to make them
fully acquainted with their danger ; the one lad sprung across the line almost in front of the engine , and , by a " hair-breadth escape , " avoided the threatened destruction ^ James Taylor * tho deceased , who was not more than a yard behind hia companion , jumped right in the front of the engine . It struck him with dreadful and death-like violence So Boon as the train had passed , hu body was found in the centre of the rails at ^ distance , as afterwards measured , of thirty-six yards from the spot at which he received the blow . Both bis legs were cat off fey the wheels , and ibis head and other parts of bis body
were dreadfully mutilated . He was lying quite dead in a pool of blood . No assistance , of course , could be rendered to him , and he was carried a lifeless corps © to that home which he bad left not more than half an hour before in all the pride of _ youth and perfect health . The inquest was held on Thursday afternoon . The jury jretutned a verdict of " Accidental Death , " with » nominal deodand en the engine ; they also unanimously recommended that the Railway Company should erect a foot bridge across the railway , and requested the coroner on their behalf to ip . ake known tneir wishes in that respect to the directore oi the wropanj .
. Fire-Damp Explosion aito Loss * of Threk LtVEs .-rAn explosion of fire-damp took place at Horn , near Halesowen , in the eoUiery of Mr . Attwood . A man named Churchill , another named Jones ^ and aboy , were in : the pit , and fell a sacrifice , ineir bodies have not yet been recovered ; repeated attempts were made on Wednesday last to descend the shaft , but the atmosphere was found to be top impure to sustain life , and the attempt i * recover the bodies was necessarily abandoned ; When the explosion first commenced the fire spread with fearful rapidity , consuming all the wood work in the pit , together with the ropes , & ?• . arid could riot be extinguished for several days . Five horses were in the mine at the time , and were , of course destroyed . —WorcestershireChronicle : ' : !
Melancholy Occorren ^ . — - A woman named Maty Stuart ,, or ¦ Pjwibles ; residing ia the Wallace Fet > 8 , Wasfound lyin £ lifeless in beo * , betwixt her tysrd children , on the morning of Thursday week It is thbilght that she died from ntter starvation , heir husband , James PeebleB . a labourer , having deserted her without making toe smallest provision for her or her family . ; She had become sickly , arid had received a small sum for her support from the Kirk-Session ; but the man returned , arid the poor woman's pittance was ; Withdrawn . In this helpless condition , with increasing sickness , the cold-feealrted villain again abandoned her ; and , after disposing of the whole of her household effects , she had to have recourse , io the cold hand of charity , which , in her distressed condition she found it Impossible to do . — Dundee Advertisers : for
pARsbNs' F ^ es FuNBRAt Service , Baptisms-&c ; -r-The amount received by clergymen for reading the funeral service over their deceased parishioners , for thei erection of tombstones , &c , varies in almost every parish . It is usually regulated by a scale of fees , hung up in . the vestry room , which at some period has' been agreed to by' the minister andparishioners , and afterwards been confirmed by the vicar-general . The confirmatiori of this officer haB been siippoaed to giVe . great weight to the document , to invest it , some persons have declared , with ' all the authbritVof positive' law . * In the recent Hackney Church Rate case , the scale which governs that parish was produced in evidence . Qrie of its regulations is , that * for every corpse removed out of the parish , to be paid the whole dues to the ininister i
churchwardens , clerk , and sexton , as if buried m the churchyard . ' Dr . Lusbirigtoh declared that regulation ^ to bej'illegal , from beginning to end ;' that the viqar-general ' s authority amounted to nothing iiisuch matters ; arid that the fees usually demanded by clergymen atf intermenis , marriages , &c ,, were mere gratuities , destitute of any legal sanction , and could not be enforced . The opinion of this eminent judge ought to be generally known , as the common impression among the clergy is , that their title to thes&fees is as well grounded as their right to tithe , and they usnally exact the one with as much pertinacity as tie other . Their own impression of fight must bo beyond a doubt , ot ( hey would never take , a 3 is customary , a fee for the interment of paupers . —Morning Chronicle . :
Beverlet T 6 w » CotJNciL . —Btjrnino of a Letter FROM THE Q , UBEN ' S SeCRETATRT OF SlATE r-A feW weeks ago , the Beyerley Town Council sent Up a roemorial io the Home Secretary , to remonstrate with him upon the nomination of several gentlemen of Conservative principles' to be justices of the borough . Sir J . Graham ' s answer came in due course , informing the Mayor that the Council had nothing whatever to dowitli the recoinmendatiori of justices ; and at a meeting of the Town Council , which was forthwith convenea , the Mayor in the chair , Mr . Alderman Simpson moved that the memorial sent to the Hotae ' Secretary , together with his answer , be read , which was done ; and then it was moved by him , and Becorided by Mr . Fussey , that the reply be entered on the minutes . Mr > Daniel Boy 6 s moved ,
as an amendment , "That it be committed to the flames , ' as an insult to the Council : " and this was second « d by Mr . Edward Page , and carried by ten to three ; and the beadle was called in , and the letter handed to hiia by his Worship , and he forthwith put it into the fire , to the great amiisemeni of the audience ^ ' On adivision , ; thete ^ appeared for the biirnihg—Mr . Thomasi Sandwifch arid Mh John Jackson , aldenrita and justices of the borough ; Mr Daniel Bpyes , Mr . Charles Breretpn , Mr . Edward Page , Mr . Williain Farrah , Mr . Bell Robinson , Mr . James M . ' Robinson , / Mr . VVm . Hodgson , and Mr . Rfchard Carter , councillorsi ; and the whole ten Liberals . Against it—Mr . Thomas Simpson ; Mr . Wm . Fussey , and Mr . George Stepherisoi ) , grocer ; ¦ Tories . ¦ - . ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦' ^ y ¦ : ¦ - ¦ ¦ ¦'¦;¦¦ . ¦• . ¦ , : ¦ ¦ ¦ .:- . ;• ¦ ¦ . . : . '¦¦ . ¦ ¦ ¦ -:
WoNDEBFtJL Instance of Sagacity in a Dog , — About eight months ago , a gentleman belonging to this city embarked at Port Philip for Scotland . In the bustle and . confusion of preparing for so long a voyage a favourite dog disappeared about a couple of da ^ s before the vessel in which he returned left . Port Philip ; and wall the inquiry he was able to make turned putts be fruitless , he was under the necessity of leaving his fou ^ -footed frierid bebirid him . He arrived in Edinburgh . about two months ago , and , wonderful to tell , within the last three weieks was surprised by a visit from the animal he had left in Port Philip about eight months before . Upon inquiry it turns out that the dog had gone aboard Of a ship on the eve of sailing for London ; that once aboard , he resolutely refused to be put ashore , arid by dint of sheer resolution obtained a Dassage . On
hia arrival in London it is ascertained that he visited the lodgings formerly occupied by his master , and , failing in discoveriDg the object of his search , immediately disappeared ^ and was riot again heard of until his arrival in Edinburgh . Familiar as we are with' instances * bf the affection and sagacity of the dog , this is perhaps the most extraordinary example on record . His going on board of an English . ship many thousand miles from home , his refusal to quit it , his visit to the former lodgings of his master on his arrival in London , and the journey from London to Edinburgh , rank the subject of this brief notice as one Of the most' wonderful animals of his species . The gentleman to whom he belongs is well known in Edinburgh , and is the son : of a gentleman who , within the last twenty years , has filled various offices of civio dignity .- -5 ' cotoTOon . '
Irish ELE ' CTiONEERiNo . rr-Mr . Thomas Clarksori has published a letter to the Lord Mayor to contradict the " ridiculous romance" to which Mr . O'Conne ! l gave currency at the previous Repeal meeting , about one Reilly , a coal-porter , whose " gallantry " was said to have converted the said Clarkson from a Tory to a supporter of Mr . O'Connell—¦ •* The simple facts ( says Mr . Clarkson ) are , that Reilly was one of a furious mob , who , in order to coerce me to vota for you , attacked my house , and by vojlies of pavingstones smashed not only all of the glass but the wood-work of the sashes of the windows in frorit ; arid that being anxious to avoid a colliaioD , but determined to defend my person , I armed myself with a gun , and endeavoured to ' .- escape from the back of my house , bnt was iritercepted by some of the most daring of the inob breaking into the rear of the premises : the foremost of whom was the * sober and
industrious Reillyi who ; was wounded when endeavouringt . 0 * seize me .: Hejwas by this means placed hors de combat , so that I never was in Wb power for a moment . I did , however , fall into the hands of his associates ; who appear to have been mostly coal-porters , to whom you or your committee , as . it would seem , let the cars hired for the election , and on which your own name appeared most conspicuous . I received from the ' patriotic body of men , ' as they are called at the Corn Exchange , euch treatment as I was led to expects They robbad me of every article in my pookets ; -they . tdok most of the pockets themselves top ; my clothes were torn to rags ; I was bruised by blows from Bits and sticks ; a naked knife was held to my throat ; andl was at length dragged violently into s dark cellar , exactly under your own tally-rodiat-f Where I was threatened with instant death . It was under these circumstance , Sir , that you Obtained iny vote / ' '
Dreadful Destitdtipn . — -On Thursday evening week , Mr , Higgd held aninquest ait the Grange Ian , Carey-street , Lincoln ' s Inn Fields , on ¦ ' . view of the bedy of Elizabeth Symonds , aged 45 . It appeared from the evidence of George Wood , of Grange Yard , Carey-street , that deceased lived with one of witness's tenants in Grange Yard . About ten o ' clock on Wednesday morning , information was brought to witness that it was believed deceased had died suddenly . Witness accordingly went to her room , and found the door locked . He knocked and called , but deofased did not answer . He then broke the door open , and found deceased dead , and in a kneeling posture before the fire-place . A knif » and a piece of wood were lying near her , as if she hail been
attempting to light the fire . Surgical aid was instantly procured , bat it was found that life waa completely extinct . Deceased was suffering under consumption , and was in a very destitute condition ; her only means of subsistence being a trifle that she got every week by going as eharwonan to the house of a friend ia Cremer-street . Her hasband had deserted her for several years past . Spue time agoehtf bad applied to the parish where she then lived , but all eh * could get consisted of a few eoals and a loaf « f bwad , Mary . Ballantine , of Grange Yard , Carey-street , statedT that deceased lived with her in the room where she was fooad dead . Witness had beea ont of town a week , and did not return till after deceased' s death . Deceased had been stoppiai : with her during the last eight months .
She often wanted a cruet , and nask have gone without , had not witness given her food . When she could she paid witness a shflling a week for befog allowed to lodge witk ter , but latterly she had not been •>]» to pay anj thing fear long time . She was without the proper necessaries of life , but could not be persuaded to go into a workhouse She was suffennff from consumption . Thomas Godfrey , house * eurgeon of King ' s College Hospital , stated that he wasseritforwhen deceased was found lying dead . Ho did not believe that consumption was the immediate cause of her death . She was afflicted with disease of the lungs , which disease would naturally be accelerated by want of proper nourishment . He believed deceased had died of convulsions . The Jury , after ari investigation which lasted nearly two hours , returned a verdict of " Natural death , greatly accelerated by wank of proper nourishment . "
Suicide op a Miser . — -On Wednesday week , & wre ^ hed old miser , -who is said to be worth upwards of i £ l 0 , 000 , named Thomas Tatterehall , of Stead , i'ear Rochdale , committed suicide by drowning himself in a stream of water near his own house He had bteu in a low state of mind for some months past , he having lately lost £ 400 through the failure of a relative . The deceased was upwards of seventy years ; of age . "¦' ¦¦ '¦ ''¦ •"¦; _/; - ' } " ; : ; . >¦ .. " '" - ' : ; :: ' -. ¦ ' Caught lit l'iME . —Samuel Heyward , a clerk in the service of tho Manchester and Bolton Railway Company , was charged before the magistrates at the Salford Town-Hall , "with embezzling money to the amount of £ 1 , 000 , the property of his employers . He was pnrsued to Liverpool , arid apprehended on Wednesday morning in a vessel irhtch had jast cleared the port for P ; bilade ) phiaV
-Scenb im a ; CHuacai ^ The following Iudicroua scene occurred a few wev&s ago , at a village church hot a hnndred njiles fn . > m Siallirigborough . The clergyman , observing a bo v in the gallery behaving in jm unbeebmtng mauivx ^ reproved him . An old and worthy member of the church , in the plenitude of his seal for order aad deco rum , instantly jumped up , and p alled out . " . Bringthvi rascal down , and III kiek His a--e . " No sooner wa . s the threat uttered , than : the young" urchin -was dragged down , and handed over tp the tender mercies of the old zealot for the honour of" God's house / ' who , having coma out of Jus peV to meet him , took him by the collar , and very ^ leritifuUy applied his foot to the boy's posteriors , to the no small amusement of the congregation , and ; | he moral benefit of the offender ^ whom he told to " go in peace , and sin no more . "Lincoln Mercury . . in
Bare ^ rocs Murder HantsJ—Sodthamptoit Dec . 25 . —Intelligence has just been received here of a most barbarous murder , committed on a servant girl , by a party of three excavators , on the road be tweeri Winchester and Southampton . It appears that the young woman was walking towards Southampton , rather late last evening , having been engaged as a servant to a family in this neighbourhood . She was " accompanied lor some distance oa the road by her father , and when he separated from
her she gave him a shilling to go into a publio house on the roadside to refresh himself . While he wjia sitting there , three excaTators walked in , one carry inc a bundle , wHicb . the father knew to belong to > his daughter . He , of course , took immediate otepa to have them taken into custody . Several persons went immediately in search of the young woman , and found her murdered , which atrocious act was committed ( there is not the shadow of a doubt of the fact ) by the three ruffians who had just beea secured . .. " : ¦ ¦ ¦'¦ . ¦> ,-. .. .-- . •¦' . ' . ¦' .. ¦;¦ ¦ - ¦¦ , . ¦ , ¦ ¦¦ . ¦ . ; . ¦ . ¦
Distressing Loss of Life in the Humbkb . — On Friday ; morning last , a distressing loss of life occurred on the other side of the river , near New Holland . The schooner Stourbridge was coming up , having a boat in tow , when the painter giving way by which it was attaohed to the vessel , the Captain , Jeremiah Smith , anxious Io prevent its being lost , threw himself over the stera of the vessel into the boat , but unfortunately alighting with his back on the gunwale , he was stunned and fell into
the water ; the boat drifting away at the same tinner his own crew were deprived of the power to assist him , and after . hanging by the broken painter attached to the drifting boat , until seemingly exhausted , he sank to rise no more . It is lamentable to add that Mrs . Smith was on board the vessel , asd consequently a spectator of her husband ' s melaneholy death . A lightl sloop was going down the river , with the wind in her favouriat the moment of the catastrophe , and although passing within twenty or thirty yards , tfiose on board were deaf to the hail of the schooner and the cries of the crew ta
save their Captaim ; V : Threatening ' -of HosTiLiTiEs ^ between ENeLAWB and the UwtED States ;—We have reason to believe that a very serious misunderstanding now exists between : the British Government and the United States , arising on the one' hand from the unwillingness . of the American President to apologise for the detention of a British . subject ( M'Leod ) on an unfounded ^ charge ; and , on the other , from . the alleged fact that vessels engaged in the slave-trade are notoriously fitted out in American ports , Lord Aberdeen , as we learn , has written repeated arid decided noteson both these subjects , without as yet receiving satisfactory answers ; and , considering the fresh obligations imposed on this country by the new anti-slave treaty , it is much to befeared that someihing unpleasant may occur between both Governments . Our information on this subject is derived-from a most authentic seurce . — Morning HefaldX •" . v : ; : : ; ¦
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From the London Gazette of Friday , Dec . 24 . '• ¦ ¦ : ¦ • , ' . ' ¦ :- . :. : ¦ ¦¦ -f ¦ ¦ ¦/; B 4 . I < K . RDPTS . > . . ' : ' ¦ ; ; . - v ¦ Frederick ThomaEf West , Commercial-wharf , Commercial-road , Lambeth , coal-merchant , Jan . 7 , at two ^ Yeb . 4 , at twelve , at the Court ot Bankruptcy , Bjsing hall-street . Solicitors , Messrs . Stevena , Wilkinson , and Satchell , Queen-street , Cheapside ; official assignee * Mr . Lackineton , Coleman-street-buildlngs . Thomas Berrinjan , Peckham-grove , Camberwell , builder , Jan ; 5 , at two , Feb . 4 , at eleven , at the Court of Bankruptcy , Basinghall-street Solicitors , Mesara . Tilteard and Son * Old Jewry ; official assignee , Mr . john * bn ;' ..- '' : ¦ ' : . ' /^ _ .- ^ - ¦ '' - . ¦ ¦ ¦¦ . '¦' •¦ . : ' " '¦ - . ' " ¦ - ¦¦ ¦ ¦ Charles Robottom , Holborn-hill , tavern-keeper , Jan . 11 , at two , Feb . 4 , at eleven , at the ' Court of Bankruptcy , Basinghall-sisreet . Solicitor . Mr . Wariters , Castle-atreet , Holbom ; official assignee , Mr . Edwards , Fredericka ' -place , Old Jewry . " :
Henry Clark , Fleet-street , bruah-manufactnrer , Jan . 8 , ' at half-past twelve , Feb . 4 , at twelve , at the Court of Bankrapfcoy , Basipghall-street Solicitor , Mr . Weston , St . Jaines ' e-square ; oJficlal assignee , Mr . Edwards , Frederijk ' s-place , Old Jewry . Ann Phillips and James Pliillips , Whitechapel-road , window-glass cutters , Jau . i , Feb . 4 , at eleven , at the-Court of Bankruptcy , Baslnghall-stteet Solicitor , Mr . Henderson , Mansell-street , Goodman ' s Fields ; official assignee , Mr . Green , Aldeimanbury . - Bobeit Richards , James Briant , and James Coker , Shadwell , rope-makers , Jan . 4 , Feb . 5 , at twelve , at theConrt of Bankruptcy , Basinghali-itreet Solicitor , Mr . Pike , Old Burlington-street ; official ' assignee , Mr . Gibson , Basingball-Btreet . '
John Fowkes , Beeston , NotUnghamsnire , grocer , Jan . 5 , Feb . 4 , at twelve ; at the Gtaorge the Fourth Inn , Nottingham . ' : Solicitors , Messrs . Jones , Trinder , and Tudway , John-street , Bedford-row , and Mr . Brown , of Nottingham . . 0 . V : Thomas Barnsley , Tipton , Staffordshire , enginemaker , Dec . ; 31 i Feb . 4 , at two , at , the Waterloo Rooms , Birmingham . Solicitors , Messrs . Miller and Fallows , Piccadilly ; arid-Mr * Hill , Birmingham . > : James Ford , Bristol , cobper , Jan . 7 , Feb . 4 , at tbe Commercial Rooms , BristoL Solicitors , . Messrs .. White and Eyre ,. Bedford-row ; and Messrs . Bevan , BristoL : ¦ ¦ _ / ' . ' .: . ¦• ¦ ¦ : - ¦ : */; ¦¦ ¦¦¦' . ' ; ¦'¦ -. ¦' ; ¦' :. Wiiiiam Horsnaill ,, Dover , carperiter , Dec . 31 , at one , Feb . 4 , at twelve , at the Sbakspeare Hotel , Dover-Solicitors , Mr . Kennett , Dover ; and Messrs . Hawkins , Bloxam , and Stoker , Jfew Boswell-court , Carey-itreet , Lincoln ' s Inn . :. ' . '¦ - ¦ - ¦ - ' ¦¦ " '• ' ¦ -. "
Thomas Benrese , Spalding , Lincolnshire , grocer . Dec . 31 , ' at ten , Feb . 4 , at one , at the VVhite Hart Inn , Spalding . Solicitors , Mr , Ed-wards , Spalding , and MeBsra . Tooke and Son , Bedford-row . '
PARTNERSHlrS PISSOLVED . - R , Colton and E- Colton , Kingston-upon-Hull , whipmanufacturers . —J Parlano and B . Buebannan , Liverpool , timber-merchants . —J . Watson and J . Booth , Wath-uponTDearne , Yorkshire , common-brewers---T . Rigby and G . RigbJ ; , Liverpool , cart-ownera ^ P . Jackson and T . Malley , Lancaster , coach-builders . — . & Parke and B . Parke ; Whitby , Yorkshire , woollendrapers —J . Harper , B . Harper , and G . Woodall , Yori ? soap-mannfactnrers . — -A . Hall and B . Hall , Blackburn , Lancashire , grocers . —A . Roe and A . Petty , Cowling , Yorkshire , millera . —R . Bothwell and T . Holcroft , Manchester , silk-throwster&i—D . Smith and J . W . Holland , Manchester , plunibets . ¦ :. ' . ,
From the Gazette of Tussday , Dec . 28 . .. - " : - . ¦ ¦¦ ¦' ; - ¦ •¦ % - . ! - ' BA » KBUPqlSi . ' - - ¦ . •; ¦¦ ; .. ; ¦ ¦ . ¦; , ¦¦ ¦' . ' ¦; ¦ ¦ ' . '¦ ; ' . Joel Gardiner , eommon brewer , Bristol , to surrender Jan . 14 and Feb . 8 ,. at elev « B , at the Comniercial-Tooms , Bristol ; € WngeIl ^ Henb » jy ; Meredith and Reeve , Lincoln ' s Inn . ., : ¦ '¦ : ' ¦ ' :- ' ¦ .: '¦ ¦ ¦' / - r ' ' ' - '¦¦ - . >; ¦'¦•' : ¦ :,:..: \ " ' . John Stevens ^ brickmaker , Lfanehonse , Jan . 14 , at two , arid Feb . 8 , at elevea , at the Court of Bankruptcy . Groom , Abchurch-lane , official assignee Tucker , Bank Cbambera . LothbiHy . ' Thomas Fitt Balls , coach and omnibus proprietor , Brixton , Jan . 6 , at one , and Feb . 8 , at twelve , at th * Court -of Bankruptcy . PeaaBll , offioJal assignee ; Qannt , Newgate-stieet . - ' .: " -. : - ' .. ' ¦ ¦ ¦"¦ ¦ . i " . . ¦ " ¦ : ¦ '" - ¦¦ . '' v- - , - '¦ ¦ : '¦ " Joafah Close , glova mianfoctarer , Worcester , Jan . 6 * , and Feb . 8 > at eleven , at the Hop Market , Worcester Bedford , Qray ' s Inn-sctoAre , Loadoa ; Bedford and Pid cock , Worcester . . . " ; :. ¦ : : ¦ . . V -. : ¦/ . - ^ -iyx ¦ ' :. : ' : - - " .. '
Elliott Wbiteey , soap-boikr , Liverpool , ' Jan . XSt , andFeb . 8 , at one , » t the Clarendon-rooms , LiverpooL Booker , Liverpool ; Holme , Loftus , and Young , New Inn , London . - . - ¦ . V----:- : ; V . ;• . Vi ' ' :. ; -- ,.. ¦; .. . ¦ . ; ¦¦¦ ¦ :- ¦ : ;¦¦ ¦ :- . : ¦ James Bedford , chemist , Hnnslet Moor-side , I ^ eds , Jan . 13 , and FeV . 8 , at two , at the Commissioners rooms , Letds . Bobinsoa and Barlow , Eisex-streefe a Strand , London ; Ward and Son , Leeds . V- ¦ ¦ - ^ ¦ Samuel Shl « gler , linen-draper , Liverpool , Jaa . 10 , aad Feb . 8 , » t eleven , at the Clarendon-rooms , IdverpooL Sale andWorthlngton , Manchester ; , Baxter , LlDColn 1 * inn-Fields , London : ¦ . t . i 1 ^ .- \ : i : < -i-. ^ -iHr ^ i- ^ - y y ' ¦" Michael Marshall , money-eerivener , Chew Msgna , SomersetAlBB , Jan . 14 , and Feb . 8 , at one , at On Commerdal-rooins , BristoL R . G . Barnfpotr and H . R . Burfoot , ^ ngs-Bench-wsJk , lM « Temple ; Davie and Foster , Maiket-ptece , Somersetshire , y
Amos Pwctor and Robert Proctor , coaeh-proprletors , KingaUm-npon-Hnll , Jan . 11 , and Feb . 8 , at eleven , at the George Inn , Kingstoa-upon-HnlL Bell , Brodrick , and Bell , Bow Chuwhyard , Cheapdde , London TWBW and SiOe& ^ caa . Hntt
A SONNET , . TO MB . E 5 GALX , OF THE rSITESSITT COLLEGE , On raxxring the leiier tcherein he stales if I could raise the means to come to London , Tie ifctiid operate gratsiioiay , vhich I intend as soon as the " needfvi" be acquired . Aid me , ye tnnefnl nine , in grateful strains To ang of Dr . EagalTs generons sonl , Who kno-wa my helpless state—vrould disenthrall ,
Unpaid , my fettered hopes from palsy ' s chainB , As I am low In plight ,- and small < , ! means . ' - Should I contract , in time , some debts bnt small , ! May I by gratitude erase them all ; j Bnt if in after-times my purse regains j The situation it vras formed to held , I -will requite yoa for the plenitude Of goodness that your feeling lines unfold . Bnt I consider , to receive an oflfered good - - j Prom generons minds , half pays in sterling gold , j The rest u paid in heartfelt gratitude . JA 2 IES TERSOS . 1 South Molton , Dae . 21 st , 1841 . j
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