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abundant supplies of arms which the marriage with her Highness the Princess Guerillas received, without its being of Leignitz should be considered merely known whence they proceeded. Three as a private matter, has not thought fit mules had been seized near Miranda, la. to have it officially published in the jour. den with muskets ; but as their conductor nals of this capital.” The Princess is had effected his escape, no light had been stated to be 26 years of age, adorned thrown on the quarter from which they with all the charms of youth, grace, and

Meanwhile the measures of the beauty. Government continue to be calculated to GREECE AND TURKEY.-The se exasperate instead of conciliating. Du counts from all parts of the continent conring the existence of the Constitution, a firm the almost total annihilation of the great portion of the barren lands or com. Turkish and Egyptian fleets by the mons which exist in Spain, under the Greeks. After the disasters which the O:name of Baldios, had been distributed to toman fleets experienced, first in the chanveteran soldiers, or sold to individuals, nel of Samos, then off the Island of Cos, by whom they had been cultivated, and and afterwards still more decisively off brought to a productive state. An ordi. the Island of Patmos, they were again nance has lately been issued, command worsted, on the 6th ult., at Mitylene, ing cultivation to cease, and the land to whither they had been pursued by the be suffered to return to its former condi. Greeks. This last disaster is represented tion. By an ordinance of police, every as being the greatest which the Turks person who possesses books, pamphlets, bave suffered, as only the Captain Pacha's caricatures, paintings, or prints, whether ship escaped, and regained the Darda. printed in Spain or introduced from nelles in a very shattered condition. The foreign countries, from the 1st of Ja. rest of the fleet, the most formidable nuary 1820, to the 24th of December, which the Porte had fitted out in this war, 1823, is enjoined, under penalties of law, had either become a prey to the flames, to surrender them to the curate of his or fallen into the hands of the Greeks. parish, in the space of thirty days, what- The Ottomans were afraid that the vie. ever may be the subject-matter treated tors should blockade the Dardanelles, of in the books. If, upon examination, and cut off the supplies from Constanti. they shall be found to contain nothing nople ; and one letter goes the length of offensive either in a religious or political stating that these fears had been realized. point of view, they are to be restored. Nine Constitutionalists have been exe.

ASIA. cuted at Corunna for crimes alleged to EAST INDIES.-BURMESE WAR.have been committed in July 1823. One The East-India papers bring the details of the sufferers sang the Tragala, the of two actions with the Burmese. la song of his party, at the foot of the gal. the one, a stockade was taken by Sir Ar. lows.

chibald Campbell, at Kemmendine, in GERMANY.Additional proofs con- the month of June, with the loss of 16 tinue to be afforded that liberal princi- killed and 117 wounded on our side. ples, with respect to trade, are extending The following extract from the dispatch themselves over the Continent. Wirtem- of Sir A. Campbell gives the particulars : berg has liberated commerce from the “ On the morning of the 10th instant, shackles which formerly confined it in its although the weather continued most unintercourse with several neighbouring favourable, I moved upon the enemy's States, and is negotiating a similar ar. fortified camp and stockades at Kemmen. rangement with Bavaria. This state is dine, with about 3000 men, four eigh. also about to conclude a treaty with teen pounders, four mortars, and some Switzerland to the same effect; and the field-pieces, sending two divisions of res. example of these powers, it is anticipated, sels upon the river to prevent the enemy will soon be followed by the whole of from escaping on that side. Our troops Southern Germany. As connected with intrepidly charged, and the work was imthis subject, may be mentioned an ukase mediately carried, with a trifling loss on of the Emperor of Russia, lately published, our part, the enemy leaving 150 men which abolishes the duties on transfers of dead on the ground. While this was property as regards Hanover, Great Bri. going on under my own eye, a very spi. tain, and Austria.

rited and successful attack was made on Royal Left-handed Marriage.--The the other side of the stockade, by the King of Prussia has been married to the advanced companies of the 13th and Princess of Leignitz. A circular has been 38th regiments, who, by assisting each addressed to the public officers and the other up the face of the stockade (at diplomatic body residing at Berlin, to the least ten feet high,) entered about the effect that “the King, desiring that the same time as the party by the breach,

This point gained, the coluinn again no slight character, as the present state mored forward nearly a mile, where our of the Republic attests. The unsucessful left was posted, communicating with candidate has, however, himself born tes. the flotilla on the river about half a mile, timony to the merits of his rival, by conunder the great stockade and fortified senting to act under him in the capacity camp. The moment we had sufficient of Vice-President. light on the following day, a heavy and PERU.--Official accounts were recente well-directed fire was opened from our ly received of a severe action of cavalry breaching mortar batteries, which was between Bolivar and Canterac, on the kept up for nearly two hours, when a plains of Janin, on the 7th August last, party advancing to observe the breach, in which the former was completely tri. found the enemy during the cannonade umphant. The dispatch says—“ The ca. had evacuated the place, carrying off valry on which the enemy principally retheir dead and wounded. The chain of lied for the subjection of Peru under the posts occupied by the enemy rendered Spanish yoke, has been beaten in such a . flight at all times easy, and the thickness manner, that it will not again present it. of the jungle necessarily prevented our self on the field of battle." observing when it took place.

By the following extracts from the " The other action took place in conse- American papers it would appear that quence of an assault made on the island Bolivar had followed up his success ; and, of Cheduba, in May, by a British force if these accounts be true, has gained a of 300 men, which succeeded, but with brilliant and decisive victory over the a loss of two killed and thirty-six wound. Spanish army :ed on the part of the victors. In both

(From the New York Gazette.) cases, the Burmese fought well, and in the tent they made use of European field- “ We have perused a letter from Porto pieces in their defence. The war was Cabello, dated the 18th of last month, deemed so serious at Calcutta, that a (October,) from which we extract the folforce of 20,000 men was collecting to lowing paragraph :

:- We yesterday reopen the campaign on the northern fron. ceived news from Peru. Bolivar and tier. It is pretty clear, that if these Canterac have met, and had a general people were well disciplined and supplied action, in which the latter was killed and with munitions of war, they would give

his army routed. Bolivar had 15,000 our Indian Government a great deal of men, and lost 6000 in killed and wound. trouble.”

ed. He has possession of Lima and Cal. Steam Navigation...Some time since lao ; he drives all before hiin.'” we stated, that the merchants of Calcutta “ It will be recollected that our last of. had voted the sum of a lac of rupees

ficial news from Peru gave accounts of a (about £.10,000) for the first person who signal victory gained by the Patriots over should bring a vessel, navigated by steam,

Canterac's cavalry, on the 7th of August, to India, in a limited space of time. We

and also stated that Bolivar intended im. now have the pleasure to announce, that mediately to pursue the royalists' infan. a vessel is on the stocks, of upwards of try; we have, therefore, little doubt but 500 tons burden, which is to be ready for

that the above information is perfectly sea next month,-Asiatic Journal. correct, and the cause of the Patriots in

Peru may consequently be considered as AFRICA.

completely triumphant. We may also A letter from Cape Coast Castle, dated

add, that we are perfectly acquainted with 6th September, says :-“ Our last en

the writer of the above letter, and believe gagement has completely broken the spi.

himn incapable of disseminating any intelrit of the Ashantees. It was a bloodyligence, of the authenticity of which he affair, and the first time both parties had

was not fully satisfied.” fairly joined battle since the fatal day of

The following is an extract of a letter Assamaen. Affatoo is the Waterloo of

froin Captain Cobden, of the brig Libera. this part of the world. It has led to the

tor, to his owner, dated Quilca, August retreat of the enemy, completely humbled

19, 1824:-" Callao and this are the and ashamed. As far as we can judge, only ports open on the coast by the Spathere is no chance of their returning in a

niards, the former of which is at this time hostile manner.

blockaded by Admiral Guise. Two days before my arrival here, an American ship,

who had been smuggling on the coast, AMERICA.

was taken out of this port by a Spanish MEXICO.-General Victoria has been brig of war, who succeeded in taking her elected President in preference to the into Callao, through the blockading squaclaims of General Bravo, which were of dron, and then condemned her."


June 25.—This day his Majesty pro dered necessary, not only for the protec. ceeded in state from Carlton House to tion of the innocent, but in mercy to the the House of Peers, where he arrived at guilty. a quarter after two o'clock; and, having It would ill become him to detain his alighted from the state coach, was receiv- Majesty by more minute details of their ed at the portico by the Great Officers of proceedings. He had only to express a State and others, and proceeded to the hope that the conduct of his faithful robing room in the customary manner,

Commons would meet with the gracious wearing a cap of state adorned with approbation of his Majesty. jewels; the sword of state being borne In conclusion, he tendered the Appro by Field-Marshal his Grace the Duke of priation Bill, to which, and to several Wellington, K. G. His Majesty was other Bills, the Royal assent was given. there robed, and having put on the impe. His Majesty then delivered the following rial crown, the procession moved into the gracious Speech:House in the usual order.

My Lords, and Gentlemen, His Majesty being seated upon the I cannot close this Session of Parlia. throne, the Great Officers of State and

ment without returning to you my warto. others standing on the right and left, Sir

est acknowledgments for the diligence Thomas Tyrwhitt, Knight, Gentleman and assiduity with which you have ap. Usher of the Black Rod, was sent with plied yourselves to the several objects a message from his Majesty to the House

of public interest that have been submitof Commons, commanding their atten. ted to your consideration. dance in the House of Peers.

I deeply regret the painful necessity The folding doors were then thrown

under which you have found yourselves open for the Commons, when the Speaker of renewing, for a further period, mea. entered, accompanied by Mr Canning sures of extraordinary precaution in Ireand the other Ministers, and followed by land. I entirely approve of the inquiries a great crowd of Members. The rush

which you have thought proper to inwas so great that many Members cried

stitute, as to the nature and extent of the out for “ order." A cloud of dust was

evils unhappily existing in the disturbed thrown along the House.

districts of that country ; and I have no The Speaker then addressed his Ma

doubt that you will see the expediency of jesty. He commenced by stating that pursuing your inquiries in another ses the House of Commons had attended to sion. all the recommendations of his Majesty's I continue lo receive from all foreign Speech at the opening of this Session.

powers the strongest assurance of their In relieving the burthens of the people, friendly disposition towards this country, two courses had presented themselves to

and you may rely on my endeavours their view—either a repeal of direct tax. being invariably directed to the maination, or to disencumber the trade of tenance of general peace, and to the prothe country from the impediments which tection of the interests and the extension restricted it, and which were condemned of the commerce of my subjects by enlarged and enlightened views of po- Gentlemen of the House of Commons; licy. With the view of removing these re

I thank you for the supplies which you strictions, such alterations had been made

have provided for the service of the prein our commercial laws as they hoped

sent year, and especially for the grants would improve the great national resour.

which you have so liberally made, in fur. ces of this country. But they had never

therance of the interests of religion, and lost sight of the necessity of proceeding in support of the splendour of the Crown. cautiously in breaking down a system

I am fully sensible of the advantages which, however impolitic, had been the

which may be expected to arise from the growth of ages.

relief you have afforded to some of the They had found it their painful duty

most important branches of the national to re-enact the Insurrection Act in Ire. industry. land, not with the vain hope of its cu My Lords, and Gentlemen, ring the evil, not concealing from them. I have the greatest satisfaction in reselves its harshness and severity, and not peating to you my congratulations upon as a permanent measure, but such as the the general and increasing prosperity of pressure of the existing emergency ren

the country.

I am persuaded that you will carry dividual happiness, but the high station with you into your respective counties which this kingdom holds among the nathe same spirit of harmony which has tions of the world. distinguished your deliberations during The Lord Chancellor then declared the the present Session, and that you will Parliament prorogued to Tuesday the cultivate among all classes of my subjects 24th day of August next; and His Ma. those feelings of content and of attach- jesty withdrew in the same form as he ment to the Constitution, upon the con entered. His Majesty appeared in per. tinuance and diffusion of which, under fect health. Providence, mainly depends, not only in.


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16.-Longevity.—John Gordon, who Dundee.--A very good test of the in died near Turriff, Banffshire, some time creasing prosperity of a town like this is ago, had attained the remarkable age of the increase of the shore-dues. It is with

All the travellers who chanmuch satisfaction, therefore, that we an ced to call at the neighbouring inn of Tur. nounce the extent to which the revenue riff were uniformly directed by the land. from these dues has been increasing. In lady, Mrs Wallace, to the cottage of the 1816, being the first year of the collec. patriarch, " where they would see (she tion, the dues yielded, minus the expense used to say) the oldest man in Banffshire of collection, about £.4719. In 1817, -aye, or in the warld." Among the viabout £.5600. From 1817 till 1820, sitors one day, about the close of harvest, they were let at £.5605 a-year. From was a young Englishman, who, coming 1820 to 1822, at £.5910 annually. Since up to the door of the cottage, accosted a the expiry of that lease, the collection has venerable-looking man employed in knitbeen in the hands of the Commissioners. ting hose, with “ So, my old friend, can In 1823, the dues yielded, besides the ex you see to knit at your advanced period pense of collection, £.6683. In the year of life? One hundred and thirty-two is ending May 1824, the free proceeds were truly a rare age.”

" Deil's i' the man ! £.7831. The collector's reports, for the It will be my grandfather ye're seekingfirst sixteen weeks of the current year, I'm only seventy-three-ye'll find him show a sum exceeding the last year's col. round the corner o' the house.” On turnlection for the same period by £.54. ing round the corner, the stranger encounThese augmentations of revenue, be it re tered a debilitated old man, whose whitmarked, have taken place, notwithstand ened locks bore testimony to his having ing a reduction in the rate of the dues in long passed the meridian of life, and the years 1823 and 1824 of one-sixth, and whom the stranger at once concluded to a farther reduction in the current year of be John Gordon himself: " You seem one-seventh- the reductions making to wonderfully fresh, my good sir, for so old gether one-fourth of the rate of dues levied a man; I doubt but you have experien. from 1816 till 1822.Dundee Advertiser. ced many vicissitudes in the course of your Arbroath. - In the year 1799, and be.

very long life.”

66 What's your wull, fore the patent in favour of Messrs John sir ?” inquired the person addressed, Kendrew, Thomas Porthouse, and Jona. whose sense of hearing was somewhat than Blackhouse, of Darlington, in the impaired. The observation was repeated. county of Durham, who invented the mill “0, ye'll be wanting my father, I reck. or machine upon new principles for spin. on-he's i’ the yaird there.” The stran. ning yarn, hemp, tow, flax, or wool, was ger now entered the garden, where he at expired, there was only one spinning-mill last found the venerable old man busily at Letham, in the parish of St. Vigeans, employed in digging potatoes, and hum. and another at Bervie. There are now ming the ballad of the Battle of Harlaw.' ten spinning-mills in the town and sub “ I have had some difficulty in finding urbs of Arbroath, and about twenty-two you, friend, as I successively encountered within the circuit of ten miles of that your grandson and son, both of whom I place. The flax-spinners, during the time mistook for you ; indeed they seem as the patent existed, were in the habit of old as yourself. Your labour is rather contracting with the patentecs for pay hard for one at your advaneed age." ment of a penny a-week for every spindle is,” replied John; “ but I'm thankfu’ run in their mills. The patent was for that I'm able for't, as the laddies, puir fourteen years, from November 1787. things, are no very stout now." The VOL. XV.

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united ages of the worthy trio amounted

NOVEMBER. to upwards of three hundred years.

1.-Fatal Duel.-On Saturday the 20.-Selkirk.--A singular custom is 30th ultimo, a fatal duel was fought on observed at conferring the freedom of the the heights above North Queensferty, beburgh of Selkirk. Four or five bristles, tween William Gurley, Esq. of Peterssuch as are used by shoemakers, are at. hope, St. Vincents, Captain in the Aber. tached to the seal of the burgess-ticket. deenshire Militia, residing in Edinburgh, These the new-made burgesses must dip and Mr Westall, an English gentleman, in his wine, in token of respect for the well known in Edinburgh, as recentig tra« Souters of Selkirk." This ceremony is veller for the respectable house of Fisher on no account dispensed with. The an- and Co. late warehousemen in London. cient and received tradition affirms, that The seconds were Capt. Duguid, for Mr the Souters of Selkirk distinguished them. Westall, and Mr David Seaton, of this city, selves in the battle of Flodden, eighty in for Capt. Gurley. The parties had met in number, and, headed by their town clerk, the morning in the vicinity of Edinburgh, they joined their Monarch on his entrance with the purpose of settling the dispute, into England. James, pleased with the which originated in a bet between the appearance of this gallant troop, knighted two principals at the late Doncaster races. the leader, William Brydone, upon the The absence of a gentleman who had field of battle, from which few of the men been engaged as one of the seconds, how. of Selkirk were destined to return. They ever, whose friends had got knowledge of distinguished themselves in the conflict, the affair, and hindered his appearance, and were almost all slain. The few sur. caused them to adjourn to Queensferty. vivors, on their return home, found, by After the ground was chosen, and the sig. the side of Ladywood Edge, the corpse of nal given, Mr Westall fired, but his anta. a female, wife to one of their fellow-com- gonist did not, having instantly been shot rades, with a child sucking at her breast. dead on the spot. The ball entered his “ In memory of this latter event,” con. side, and penetrated his heart. tinues the tradition, “ the present arms 9.- The But.-A curious circumstance, of the burgh bear a female holding a child connected with the natural history of this in her arms, and seated on a sarcophagus, little animal was some time ago noticed decorated with the Scottish lion."

in Linlithgow. A worthy burgher, with 27.-A Shark.-On Sunday the 24th provident foresight, had laid in a fine instant, while two boys were herding double Glo'ster cheese, against the next a field below Redfield, near the nursery, inlying, and, for safety, put the kebback Montrose, they perceived two immense to win upon a shelf in a remote corner of fishes foundering in the basin, which, the house. It is well known that many ebbing at the time, had left its finny visi. hundreds of bats were dislodged from tors in shallow water. The lads, seeing their hybernating recesses, when the old a goodly prize, and anticipating some fun church of Linlithgow was lately repaired, in the adventure, resolved to secure the but little was it imagined that many of fishes, whether they were of the porpoise, them changed to such a different abode. seal, or grampus kind. For this purpose, When the cheese was taken down, it they waded in between them and the deep seemed all sound enough, except that a waters of Tayock burn, and belaboured small hole appeared in one side ; but the the backs of their game with a small stick. first cut discovered that it was entirely A gentleman, at this time passing, wish hollowed out, and that an immense num. ed to render the boys his assistance, and ber of bats, in a dormant state, were thought to wound one of the fishes with quietly in the possession of the interior.his umbrella ; but, to his astonishment, Stirling Journal. the animal broke it to pieces. At this Church Presentation.—The King has. time one of them escaped, and the elder ing presented the Rev. Mr Nelson to the boy, (not more than 14 years of age,) ig- church and parish of Little Dunkeld, va. norant of his danger, seized the other by cant by the death of the late Dr Irving, the tail with both hands, and, after having the presentation was laid before the Pres. been thrown down repeatedly, succeeded bytery of Dunkeld on the 26th October. in pulling it ashore, and, with the help A petition, signed by about 400 of the of his companion, dragged it to the house parishioners of Little Dunkeld, against the of Redfield. It was afterwards discovered induction, was also laid before the Pres. that the fish was nothing else than a shark, bytery. The petitioners stated, that the about two years old, which, with its mate, Gaelic was the vernacular language of the had entered the basin with the rising tide. great majority of the parish ; and they Its length, from the tip of the snout to opposed the presentee, on the ground that the extremity of the tail, is upwards of he was entirely ignorant of it. The Pressix feet and a half.-Montrose Review. bytery, after considering the documents

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