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land against the Catholic emancipation. He vigable, a regular communication may be declared, that although he was a Catholic established through both canals, by means from principle, he would not remain one an of steam-packets or otherwise, so as to af. hour longer, if he thought it essential to the ford a cheap and expeditious conveyance to profession of that faith to believe that it was the most remote parts of the Highlands. lawful to murder Protestants, or that faith The late Mr Mcikle.A tomb-stone has might be innocently broken with heretics. lately been erected in the church-yard of However, at the suggestion of several gen- Prestonkirk, East Lothian, upon which the tlemen, Mr O'Connor consented to with following lines are inscribed : Beneath draw his motion, and it was agreed that a this stone are deposited the mortal remains general exposition of the religious and po- of the late Andrew Meikle, civil engineer itical principles of the Irish Catholics should at Houston Mill, who died in the year 1811, be drawn up, in the form of an address or aged 92 years. Descended from a race of appeal to the Protestants of Great Britain. ingenious mechanics, to whom the country
Baszorah Goats.--About a year ago, Mr for ages had been greatly indebted ; he Lee, of Lincoln, received from his son, in steadily followed the example of his ancesIndia, a pair of those beautiful animals the tors, and, by inventing and bringing to perBussarah or Bassorah goats, of whose hair fection a machine, for separating corn from are manufactured the Cashmere shawls. Dur. straw, (constructed upon the principles of ing the last week the female has brought velocity, and furnished with fixed beaters forth two fine kids; and, from the success or skutchers,) rendered to the agriculturists with which a former increase was attended, of Britain, and of other nations, a more bethere is hope of inuring these delicate qua- neficial service than any hitherto recorded drupeds to the climate, which is very desi- in the annals of ancient or modern science." rable, as their milk is considered a specific 16.-Crim. Con. The first action for in cases of consumption.
criminal conversation ever tried before the City of Aberdeen. A report has just Jury Court in Scotland, was heard in Edin. been published by the trustees for the cre- burgh yesterday. The plaintiff, Kirk, who ditors of the town of Aberdeen, which states, sued in forma pauperis, was a private sol. that the property under the management of dier in the royal artillery; and the defendthe trustees will afford a yearly revenue, ant a writer in Edinburgh. The jury sufficient, not only to pay interest at five found a verdict for the plaintiff Da. per cent. on every debt, but also to leave a mages, £30. considerable surplus. It states, that the London Bill of Mortality. A general whole debts amount to £230,000, the in- bill of all the Christenings and Burials from terest of which, at five per cent. is £11,500; Dec. 10, 1816, to Dec. 16, 1817 :whereas the present revenue, feu-duties, &c.
Christened in the 97 parishes within the amount to £12,547, 8s. Ed. leaving a sur.
walls, 1044_Buried, 1085. plus of £1047, 8s. 8d. besides the value of
Christened in the 17 parishes without the the multures of the town's mills, and other walls, 5429_Buried, 3939. subjects. In estimating the value of this
Christened in the 23 out-parishes in Midproperty, the trustees did not take the dlesex and Surrey, 12,716_Buried, 10,108. armount that it would produce, “ if feued
Christened in the 10 parishes in the City of sold off in small portions, in the course and Liberties of Westminster, 4910_Bu. of a a great many years, but such as it may ried, 4836. yield, with a prospect of advantage to the
Christened.--Males, 12,624; Females, purchasers, if brought into the market at 11,505. In all, 24, 129. the present moment ;” and therefore the
Buried.-Males, 10,033; Females, 9933. property is estimated much below its real
In all, 19,968. value.
The Discases and Casualties this Year. 15.—Port of Glasgow. It is worthy of
Cramp remark, that, during last month, and up to Abortive and still
born .............. 700 ('roup.................. 109 Monday, no fewer than 271 vessels arrived
93 Diabetes................ at the Broomielaw, Glasgow, whose register Aged ................1,875 Dropisy
2 Epilepsy ............... tonnage amounts nearly to 15,000 tons ; Apoplexy and Sud. a great part of them lately having been
462 Fevers of all kinds 1,299 square-rigged vessels of from 70 to 160 tons Asthma ............... 743 Fistula ..............
5 Flux ................ register.
6 French Pox ......... Highland Navigation.-The facility and Bleeding........ 45 Gout ................ safety with which vessels can now pass
Bursten and Rup Gravel, Stone,
Strangury through the Crinan Canal, since the lock
99 Grief ....... gates were renewed, and numerous acute Chicken Pox......... i Headmoldshot, rocky bends cut off, will be a great saving Colds
Colick, Gripes, &c. of time and expence, and the danger of go- Consumption ......4,200 Head ................. 419 ing round the Mull of Kintyre will also be Convulsions ........3,942 Imposthume......... entirely avoided. When that great na
Cough and Hoop
ing Cough......... 645 Jaundice ........... tional work, the Caledonian Canal, is na.
Cow Pox ..
1 Jaw Locked ....
3 ****........... 718
3 9 86 54
4 1 8
Livergrown ........ 76 Tumour
3 ing spacious room for the exposure of a Lumbago
1 Water in the Chest Lunatic .... 244 Worms ....
12 variety of larger articles, is labelled thus : Measles ... 725
on the south side, pigeons, vegetables, fruit, Mortification 304 Broken Limbs..
salt beef, pork, salt herrings, and other salt Palpitation of the Bruised Heart ............... 4 Burnt..................
41 fish ; east side, birds, dogs, swine ; and Palsy 162 | Choaked
north side, dry goods, baskets, gingerbread, Pleurisy 22 Drowned
&c. &c. Purples.
4 Excessive Drinking 12 Quinsy 2 Executed ......
20.-On Wednesday, during a strong 2 Found dead ..........
gale at Glasgow, a house three stories high, Rheumatism
11 Fractured ............ Scrophula........... 5 Frightened
not finished, was blown down during the Scurvy
6 Killed by Falls, and night ; fortunately no person was hurt. Small Pox ........ 1,051 several the Ac
Shocking Accident. The following meSore Throat......... 5
65 Sores and Ulcers... 11 Killed themselves
34 lancholy circumstance occurred at Airdroch, Spasıns 25 Murdered
between Thornhill and Sanquhar, Thursi St Anthony's Fire
day last :- James Roan, a man about 60 Stoppage in the
Scalded ................. Stomach 94 Shot ....................
years of age, was attacked by a bun in the St Vitus's Dance... 1 Starved
most ferocious manner. There being no Stricture 1 Strangled
1 Swelling ........... 1 Suffocated
11 person at hand to render assistance, the Teeth 419
poor man, after being thrown down, was Thrush
Total casualties 567 trampled on with such violence by the inWhereof have died,
furiated beast, that his ribs were actually Under two years of age..........
....5698 severed both from the sternum and the Between two and five ................2019 spine ! in consequence of which he expired Five and ten
on Saturday, in great agony, Ten and twenty.....
706 Russian Missions.-The Rev. W. Glen, Twenty and thirty..
1361 late minister of the Burgher congregation Thirty and forty
.1795 at Annan, who some time ago left this Forty and fifty
.. 1983 country as a missionary to Astrachan, in Fifty and sixty
.1788 Russia, accompanied by his family, arrived Sixty and seventy
.1614 at that place on the 4th October last, after Seventy and eighty
.1224 a passage from St Petersburgh, down the Eighty and ninety.....
683 Wolga, of 65 days, in good health. It may Ninety and a hundred
156 be gratifying to the numervus friends and A hundred......
7 acquaintance of that gentleman to be inA hundred and five
2 formed, that a letter has been received from Decreased in the Burials this year 348.
him by a person in Annan, dated 14th Oc
tober, stating that he had a more pleasant 18.-Curious Sale.--A gentleman in passage than he could have expected, and Norfolk, possessed of property to the value on his arrival had found provisions of all of £5000 per annum, lately sold the rever. kinds plentiful and cheap, with every other sion of his whole estate to another gentle- convenience he could possibly desire. man and his heirs, at the expiration of 360 22.-Attempt to Ravish. In the High years, for five guineas. However whimsi- Court of Justiciary this morning, William
cal this purchase may seem, our readers M‘Ward, alias Ward, was brought to trial, will find, that the compound principal and accused of the crime of rape, or assault with interest of five guineas, for 300 years, will intent to commit a rape, on the body of amount to £1,310,720 !
Agnes, daughter of John M'Callum, subA Litter of Lions. The great lioness at tenant in Arnmannel, Stirlingshire. The Exeter Change, London, on Friday the jury found the prisoner guilty of the assault 12th, brought forth three remarkably fine with intention of committing a rape, but cubs, two males and a female, being the found the rape not proven; and the Court second time this year; and, contrary to ex- sentenced him to 14 years transportation. pectation, she suckles them herself. The Fire. On Saturday evening, a fire broke last litter were obliged to be suckled by a' out in the lower flat of a house in the West spaniel bitch.
Bow, Edinburgh, which was not extinGlasgow.-Yesterday the new markets in guished until two floors were consumed, by Candleriggs Street, denominated the bazar, which ten poor families lost all they had in were opened, and numerously attended. the world. About thirty other families reThe plan of the buildings is neat, and the siding in the upper part of the house, had accommodations are extensive. Besides much of their furniture damaged in removthirty-six shops, a number of which are al- ing it from the scene of danger. A liberal ready occupied, in which provisions, &c. of subscription has been made for the sufalmost every description, are retailed, there ferers. is sufficient space for the country people to 25.Trials for Blasphemous Libels...On sell their poultry, butter, eggs, &c. under this and the two preceding days, Mr Hone, covered sheds, fitted up with tables and a bookseller in London, was tried in the feats. The area round the bazar, contain Court of King's Bench, on three separate cr-officio informations, for publishing cer- had persuaded many persons that some old tain parodies on the Church of England's gentleman had left him £700,000 a-year, Catechism, the Litany, and the Creed of St in various countries. It is said he is now Athanasius. The defendant pleaded his in France. (See page 182, last Volume.) own cause with great ability and perseve- Remarkable Longevity.--There are now rance, speaking the first day for four hours, living in Dumfries, in the Friar's Vennel, and on each of the two latter days between and within a few yards of each other, seven seven and eight hours. He rested his de persons, whose united ages make the asto. fence chiefly on the ground, that the au- nishing number of 601 years. thors of innumerable parodies of a similar Port of Leith.--By a comparative statenature, written by statesmen, clergymen, ment just published, it appears, that the and lawyers, some of whom were still alive, number of ships entered inwards from had not been prosecuted. His parodies, he abroad at the port of Leith in 1817, excontended, were merely political squibs, ceeds that of 1816, by 310 vessels; and the and were never intended, nor were they cal number cleared outwards in the same peculated, to bring religion into contempt; riod, exceeds that of 1816, by 197. In the but as they tended to expose the measures coasting trade, the excess of vessels inwards of Government, his Majesty's Ministers is 304, and outwards, 423. The number wished to bring down their vengeance upon of vessels at present belonging to the port him ; from which he hoped the jury would is 197; their tonnage, 24,159 tons. shield him by a verdict of acquittal. The 2.-Dense Fog.-On Wednesday the 31st jury in each case found Mr Hone not guil. ult. a fog of uncommon denseness and duty. A subscription has been opened in ration enveloped London. Upon an aveLondon, to indemnify Hone for the losses rage, ten feet was the distance at which ob.. be may have sustained from these trials. jects became invisible out of doors. Within
27.- London Gourmands.-- It is computed them, it was impossible to read without a that upwards of 60 cwt. of turkeys were candle. consigned to London during this week from 5.-Successful Navigation.--The Union, Norfolk and Sussex; more than 35 cwt. of Arbroath, Captain Caithness, arrived at having been entered at the book-keepers' Leith on the 3d inst. with a general cargo, offices at Norwich, previous to Wednesday from Rotterdam. This vessel has, since evening.
the 21st February last, performed six foMelancholy Shipwrecks.---This month reign voyages, namely, from Arbroath to has presented a melancholy detail of loss of Riga, and back; thence to St Petersburgh, shipping on the coasts of Britain and France, and back; and then to Liebau, and back; almost without parallel. In particular, we and, since her return from the last Baltic inay mention the loss of the Indian tran- voyage, she has been thrice from Great Brisport, with 193 persons on board, off tain to Rotterdam, and back, with cargoes Ushant, on the 8th or 9th of the month. out and home. She was bound from Plymouth to the Spa- The brigantine Antelope, Captain Nicol, nish main, with adventurers to join the pa- arrived at Dundee last week, with a cargo triot cause; and every one of them, as well of wheat from Dantzic, having performed 23 the crew, and several women and chil. the voyage out and home in thirty-four dren, perished. His Majesty's sloop of war days. During the past season, this vessel Martin, was lost near Kilrush, on the 7th, has been five times up the Baltic from Dunand a number of the crew were drowned dee; the first one to Liebau, the second and On the 14th, the inhabitants of Montrose third to Riga, and the fourth and fifth to beheld the melancholy spectacle of a packet, Dantzic. In the course of that period, a the Forth, from Aberdeen to Leith, dashed number of vessels have made four voyages, to pieces at their harbour mouth, and the which is considered very good; but the crew and passengers, 21 in number, perish, Antelope, we believe, is the first instance of Fithout the possibility of affording them any vessel from Scotland or England makfuccour. And on the 19th, the brig Glean- ing five voyages to the Baltic in one season. # of Aberdeen, while attempting to take Extraordinary Fast Sailing.– The Onthat harbour, was swallowed up, in view of tario, Captain Goold, which sailed from innumerable spectators on the pier. The Dublin on the 28th of September, arrived gales were still more destructive to the in New York in 30 days. This ship has north of Aberdeen, and among the Orkney made four trips across the Atlantic this Islands, where many wrecks have come on year-twice from New York to Dublin, shore, and almost in every case with the and twice from Dublin to New York; and loss of all on board.
during the four voyages, was altogether
only 109 days at sea. JANUARY, 1818.
8.–The Lunatic Asylum for the West 1.- The “fortunate youth" has now been Riding of Yorkshire, was opened last week, proved a complete impostor. A long ac- having received 150 patients. It cost upcount has been published in a London pa- wards
of £40,000. per of his monstrous delusions, by which
he Scottish Burgh Reform.-Several of the
incorporations of Glasgow have had meet- held a meeting in Freemasons' hall, about ings, and passed resolutions, expressive of 400 in number, and passed resolutions to their determination to employ every legal support their fellow-citizens in procuring means to obtain a new set for the burgh the desired reform ; and also to use every The inhabitants of Lanark, and of the means in their power to regain the manage burgh of Inverury, are now also at issue ment of their own funds out of the hands of with their magistrates on the subject. The the magistrates. contest between the corporations and ma- The magistrates of Dingwall have ac gistrates of Edinburgh, still remains unde- ceded to the wishes of the inhabitants, in cided; but on the 16th ult. the other pub- applying for a change in the set of the lic bodies were joined by the guildry, who burgh.
Acts passed in the 57th Year of the Reign of George III. or in the Fifth Session of the
Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Cap. XCI. To enable Justices to settle whether by one broker or more, 6d. in the the Fees to be taken by the Clerks of the pound on the value of the goods.-Cata, Peace of the respective Counties and other logues, sale and commission, and delivery Divisions of England and Wales. July of goods, Is. in the pound on the net pro
duce of the sale. A printed copy of the Justices at the annual, general, and quar- act is required to be hung up in every ses.. ter sessions, to settle a table of fees to be sions' room in England and Wales. Party taken by the clerks of the peace, who shall aggrieved to apply to a justice, who may not demand more, on penalty of L. 5 for adjudge treble the amount unlawfully taevery offence. Printed or written copies of ken, to be paid with costs, which may be such tables to be hung up in some conspi. levied by distress. No judgment to be cuous place where the sessions shall be given against any landlord unless he perheld ; and a penalty of L. 5 upon clerks sonally levies the distress. Brokers to give neglecting so to do. All suits by virtue of copies of their charges to persons distrainthis act to be brought within three months ed. after the offence committed.
Cap. XCIV. To amend an Act of the Cap. XCII. To regulate the Administra- last Šession of Parliament for the more tion of Oaths in certain cases to Officers in easy assessing of County Rates.- July 10. his Majesty's Land and Sca Forces.-July Rate to be raised notwithstanding
until determination of justices. In case This act enables the secretaries of state, justices order rate to be set aside or loweror other persons lawfully authorized, to de- ed, the money paid subsequent to the apliver commissions or warrants to officers peal to be returned out of the county rate. both naval and military, without requiring Fourteen days notice of intention to appeal them previously to take certain oaths, and to be given in writing. Expences of ap-. subscribe certain declarations, enjoined by peal to be paid in such proportions as the former acts, which practice has been long justices shall award. disused in the army ; but this act does not Cap. XCV. To exempt the Territories extend to the oaths to be taken by officers within the limits of the East India Com. after receiving their commissions.
pany'. Charter from certain of the Navi. Cap. XCII. To regulate the Costs of gation Laws.—July 10. Distresses levied for Payment of Smail Cap. XCVI. Por suspending, until the Rents.July 10.
Ist day of August 1820, the Duties oza No person making any distress for rent, Coals and Culm removed coastwise within where the sum due shall not exceed L. 20, the Principality of Wales, and granting shall take other charges than mentioned in other Duties in lieu thereof.July 10. the schedule annexed, nor charge for any Cap. XCVII. For ratifying Articles of act not done. The remedy is by complaint Agreement entered into by Viscount Gage before a justice, who may adjudge treble and the Commissioners of his Majesty's the amount unlawfully taken, with costs. Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues; and Brokers, auctioneers, &c. are to give copies for the better Management and Improveof their charges to the persons distrained. ment of the Land Revenues of the Crown The only charges allowed by the schedule July 10. are - Levying Distress, 3s.Man in Pos- This act ratifies the purchase of the session per day, 2s. OdowAppraisement, High Meadow estate, the property of Vis.
count Gage, in the counties of Gloucester his late Majesty King George I., intituled, and Monmouth, for the sum of L. 155,863, An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious and the commissioners of woods are em- Arrests," and of an Act passed in the Fifth powered to sell other possessions of the Year of his Majesty King George II. to. crown to raise the purchase money. They explain, amend, and render more effectual are also empowered to purchase, on behalf the said former Act; und of Two Acts pır. of the crown, other lands lying adjacent to sed in the 19th and 430 years of the reign the royal forest, and to sell parts of the of his present Majesty, extending the ProCrown lands to provide the purchase mo- visions of the said former Acts. July 11. ney, The old Palace, and other buildings Cap. CIL. To defray the Charge of the belonging to it at Newmarket, to be sold. Pay, Clothing, and contingent Expenses of The commissioners of the New Street Act the Disembodied Militia in Great Britain enabled to make leases in exchange for and of the Miners of Cornwall and Devon ; other leasehold property, and their powers and for granting Allowances in certain extended to the west side of the Haymar- Cases to Subaltern Offices, Adjutants, ket, and between the Haymarket and the Quarter-masters, Surgeons' Mates, and east side of the New Street. Market Row Serjeant Majors of Militia, until the 25th South to be shut up. Small rents belong. day of March 1818.—July 11. ing to the late W. H. White in various Cap. CIII. For defraying, until the evunties to be vested in the Commissioners 25th day of June 1818, the Charge of the in trust, to be sold for the payment of a Pay and Clothing of the Militia of Iredebt of L. 41,001, due from him to the land ; and for making Allowances in cer. Crown.
tain cases to Subaltern Officers of the said Cap. XCVIII. For ratifýing the pur- Militia during Peace.July 11. chase of the Impropriate Rectory of St Ma- Cap. CIV. To reduce the Number of Ty-le-tone, in the County of Middleser.- Serjeants, Corporals, and Drummers, in July 10.
the Militia of Ireland, whilst disembodied. The right of nomination to this rectory, July 11. together with the patronage of Portman, Cap. CV. To encourage the EstablishBentinck, Quebec, and St John, Portland, ment of Banks for Savings in Ireland. Oxford, Welbeck, Margaret and Bruns- July 1l. wick chapels, authorized by this act to be Cap. CVI. To provide for the Estabpurchased of the Duke of Portland for the lishment of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor Crown, for the sum of L. 40,000. In case in Ireland.July 11. the curacy of the parish shall become va- The lord lieutenant may direct any numcant, no permanent nomination to be made ber of asylums for the lunatic poor to be without the consent of Parliament. erected ; each asylum to contain not less
Cap. XCIX. To consolidate and amend than 100 nor more than 150 patients. the Laza relating to Spiritual Persons Money to be advanced for the purpose out holding Farms ; and for enforcing the Re- of the Consolidated Fund. sidence of Spiritual Persons on their Bene Cap. CVII. To provide for the more de. fices ; and for the Support and Mainten. liberate Investigation of Presentments to be ance of Stipendiary Curates in England. made by Grand Juries for Roads and Pub. July 1o.
lic Works in Ireland, and for accounting Cap. C. To renew the Powers of ex- for Money raised by such Presentments. operating Small Livings and Charitable July 11. Institutions from the Land Tax, and for Cap. CVIII. For the Regulation of lemaking further Provision for the Redemp- vying Tolls at Fairs, Markets, and Ports, tion of the Land Tax.- July 10.
in Ireland.July 11. Commissioners under the Great Seal Cap. CIX.
To abolish the Subsidy may exonerate small livings and charitable and Alnage of the Old and New Drainstitutions not exceeding L. 150 a year peries, and of all Woollen Manufactures, from land tax, without payment of any con. in Ireland; and to authorize the Payment sideration. After the passing of this Act, out of the Consolidated Fund of an and before June 24, 1818, the considera- Annual Sum to John Lord de Blaquiere, tion for redeeming the land tax on mes during the Continuance of his Interest suages and premises not exceeding one in the Office of Alnager.July Jl. fourth of an acre, to be calculated at Cap. cx. To make further Regueighteen times the annual amount, to be lations for the better collecting and paid in one sum, in three months from the securing the Duties upon Spirits distil. date of the contract.
led in Ireland.July 11. Cap. CI. To continue an Act intituled,
Cap. CXI. To suspend, until the An Act further to extend and render more 10th day of October 1819, a part of the cffectual certain Provisions of an Act pas. Duties on Sweets or Made A incs. July sed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of 11.