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of outlawry pronounced against them. Archibald MacLean, accused of housebreaking and theft, was found Guilty, and sentenced to transportation for fourteen years. John M'Alpin, accused of having assaulted Ann Clark, a widow woman, within her own house, at the Bridgend street of Rothesay, pled Guilty to the crime of assault, but denied the charge of hamesucken, and having adhered to that plea before the Jury, he was found guilty in terms of his own confession, and sentenced to imprisonment for nine months in the tolbooth of Rothesay. Daniel Spreul and Agnes Spreul, accused of an aggravated assault on the person of John M'. Gowan. Daniel Spreul having failed to appear, sentence of fugitation was passed upon him, and Agnes Spreul having pled Guilty before the Jury, had sentence of nine months' imprisonment in the tolbooth of Campbeltown passed upon her.
Stirling. On the 23d, Lord Hermand opened the Court here. Fortunately this proved what is termed a maiden Circuit, there being no criminal case on the roll. His Lordship stated, that it was now many years since he had entered on the duty of presiding at Circuit Courts, but that this was the first time he opened a Court without a criminal. For this, under the Providence of God, the country was in a great measure indebted to the activity and care of the Sheriffs and Magistrates of the county, whilst it reflected highly on the peaceable and contented dispositions of the people. After the business of the Court was closed, the Provost and Magistrates presented the Judge, Sheriffs, and other members of Court, with white gloves-a compliment usually paid when there is no criminal case before the Bench.
Glasgow. The business of the Circuit commenced here on Monday the 27th September, and finished on Saturday the 2d October. Lords Hermand and Succoth Judges.
Of five men charged in one indictment on Monday with theft, one was outlawed for non-appearance, a verdict of Not Guilty given with respect to two, and of Not Proven with respect to the other two, one of whom was recommitted on a new warrant.Of two young women tried for uttering a forged note, one was sentenced to seven years' transportation; a verdict of Not Proven returned as to the other.-Another person was found Guilty of the same crime, in terms of his own confession;-sentence not given. Two men, for housebreaking and theft, were sentenced to fourteen, and one for reset to seven years' transportation; two, for theft, to twelve months' imprison
ment and hard labonr; and a boy, apparently about twelve years of age, to seven years' transportation for the same offence. A trial for robbery was gone through before the Court adjourned on Monday, and the verdict of the Jury, Not Proven, was given in on Tuesday.
Tuesday.-Wm. Burns, Jas. Hartley, and James MacKirdy, were charged with murder. James MacKirdy was outlawed for non-appearance, and Burns and Hart. ley pleaded Not Guilty. The Jury found the libel against Wm. Burns Not Proven,
James Hartley guilty of culpable homicide, but recommended to mercy, on account of his former good conduct. He received sentence of nine months' imprisonment in Bridewell. Martha Stevenson, and James Harkin or Harkins, were charged with robbery. Harkins was out. lawed for non-appearance, and Stevenson pleaded Guilty, when Lord Succoth, on account of this being her first offence, sentenced her to six months' confinement in Glasgow Bridewell. Elizabeth Guthrie, alias Betty Burnet, was accused of theft. On account of a legal objection to the citation of the prisoner, urged by her counsel, the diet was deserted pro loco et tempore, and she was recommitted on a new warrant.
Wednesday.-John M'Ausland, accused of assault, was found guilty, and sentenced to be publicly whipped through the streets of Glasgow, on Wednesday the 13th Oc tober, and to be confined for two years in Bridewell. Wm. Taylor, David M'Coll, Thomas Cumming, Thomas Davies, alias Roberts, alias Eccles, and Wm. Caldwell, charged with attacking Robert Murphy, on the 22d May, near the Tron Church, Glasgow, and robbing him of two onepound notes, five numbers of the Old Testament, and a cotton-handkerchief, pleaded Not Guilty. The diet was continued against Caldwell, and he was recommitted. Evidence was then led as to the other prisoners, after which the Jury retired, and, in the meantime, the Court proceeded with the following cases: James Dougherty, and Edward Prunty, alias Prentice, charged with cutting the cover of a cart belonging to a carrier, betwixt Kirkintulloch and Glasgow, and taking therefrom a quantity of goods, pleaded Guilty, and were sentenced to six month's imprisonment in Bridewell. John M'Millan, alias Melholland, and Mary Paterson, alias Milnhollum, alias Melholland, accused of breaking into a house in Main-street, Anderston, and stealing several articles. Paterson was outlawed for non-appearance, and the diet against M'Millan deserted simpliciter, and he was dismissed from the bar.
and after several witnesses were examined, the Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. David Parkinson, Rosanna Birrel or McFarlane, Mary Parkinson, and Jean M'Limont or Perrat, charged each with having resetted a portion or part of the goods stolen in the previous case, pleaded Not Guilty. It was satisfactorily proven that the goods found in the panels' house formed part of those stolen from the warehouse at the Broomielaw, and the Jury returned a verdict, finding Birrel or M'Far lane, Paterson or Parkinson, and Jean M'Limont or Perrat, Guilty; and the libel as it regarded David Parkinson, Not Proven. The women were sentenced to seven years' transportation. David Park. inson, charged with having resetted or received a number of silver watches, ear. rings, finger-rings, seals, keys, goldchains, &c. which had previously been stolen from John Douglas, watchmaker in Dumbarton, pleaded Not Guilty, but after two witnesses were examined, he retracted his plea, and pleaded GuiltySentence, seven years' transportation. Margaret Campbell, Rosannah or Rosie M'Credie or M'Gregor, and Marion or May Rankine, were charged with housebreaking, and Campbell and Rankine with being habit and repute thieves. Campbell pleaded Not Guilty; M'Credie pleaded Guilty to one charge of theft, and Rankine Guilty of another, and of being habit and repute a thief. The Jury found Campbell Guilty of the second charge of theft, and of being habit and repute a thief; and M'Credie and Rankine Guilty in terms of their own confession. Lord Succoth then sentenced Campbell and Rankine to seven years' transportation, and M'Credie to twelve months in Bridewell.
Thursday. The jury gave in their written verdict in the case of Taylor, M'Coll, Davies alias Roberts alias Eccles, and Cumming, finding Taylor and Davies Guilty, M'Coll Not Guilty, and the libel, as it regarded Cumming, Not Proven. The libel against Taylor was restricted, he being only sixteen years of age. Taylor was sentenced to transportation, after a suitable admonition, and Davies was sentenced to be executed on Wednesday the 17th November. On being taken from the bar, the unfortunate man protested his innocence in the most solemn manner. [He has been since respited.] David Watt, accused of robbing Jas. M'Gibbon of a silver watch, pleaded Guilty. Owing to some misunderstanding, the case was certified to the High Court of Justiciary. James Hill and Philip Donnelly, accused of theft and breaking open lock fast places. Donnelly pleaded Not Guilty, and Hill Guilty. After the examination of several witnesses, who clearly brought home the charge to Donnelly, the Jury found Hill Guilty, in terms of his own confession, aud Donnelly also Guilty. The libel having been restricted, Hill was sentenced to fourteen years' transportation, and Donnelly to seven years. James Kerr, accused of shopbreaking, pleaded Guilty, and was sentenced to transportation for life. Walter M'Adam alias John Davidson, accused of stealing, pleaded Guilty, and was sentenced to seven years' transportation. Alexander Napier, accused of stealing a silver watch, and of being habit and repute a thief, pleaded Not Guilty. From the testimony of the gentleman who had been robbed, corroborated by all the other witnesses so far as their evidence went, it was clearly proven that the panel committed the crime of which he was accused; and the Jury having returned a verdict of Guilty, the prisoner was sentenced to 7 years' transportation.
Friday. John Robertson, accused of robbing Isobel Cassils of a bundle containing cloth, and a variety of other articles, pleaded Guilty. Sentence delayed. Robert Alexander, James Dick, and John M'Farlane, accused of theft and housebreaking. The diet against M'Farlane was deserted, and he was dismissed from the bar. The others pleaded Not Guilty,
On Saturday, a case in which six boys, apparently between nine and thirteen years of age, were accused of carrying off clothes from a washing-green, was remitted to the Sheriff. Three women, Ann Rae, Janet Campbell, and Ann Carruthers, were charged with theft, their guilt proved, and sentence of fourteen years' transportation pronounced against them. John M'Lean, accused of stealing £.28.15s. from a drawer which he opened by a false key, was also found Guilty, and sentenced to transportation for the same period.
British Revenue.-Abstract of the Net Produce of the Revenue of Great Britain in the Years and Quarters ended 10th Oct. 1823, and 10th Oct. 1824, showing the Increase and Decrease on each head thereof:
Years end. 10th Oct. 1823. 1824.
Quars. end. 10th Oct.
£. £. £. 9,959,323 10,278,243 318,920 24,401,243 24,319,852 6,256,797 6,673,874 417,077 1,350,000 1,439,000 89,000 6,788,024 4,880,106 460,665 309,017 2,500,000 2,500000
Death of Mr Sadler the Aeronaut.-On Wednesday the 29th ult., Mr W. W. Sadler made his thirty-first ascent, from Bolton, in Lancashire, in company with a man servant. Whilst over Church Parish, about four miles east of Blackburn, the aerial voyagers prepared to descend, and threw out a grappling-iron, which caught a tree, and the sudden jerk threw Mr Sadler out of the car and broke the cord. The balloon then dragged the car, and knocked down a chimney, shortly after which Mr S. (who was suspended to the car by one leg) fell to the ground from the height of about thirty yards! A crowd immediately assembled, and he was conveyed to a public-house adjacent, where it was discovered that his skull was much fractured, several ribs were broken, and he was otherwise so materially injured, that he expired next morning. After Mr Sadler had fallen from the car, the balloon, lightened of the weight of one of
Auchtermuchty-John Gilmour Ayr-David Límond of Dalblair
Total 49,216,052 50,400,092 3,3249972,140,957
Increase on the Year 1,184,040
Chief Magistrates of Scottish Burghs.
-Old, Principal Jack Andrew's, St-William Haig of Leggie Airdrie James Graham of Broomfield Arbroath-James Goodall
Bathgate-Alex. Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks Brechin-James Speid
81,391 6,834,118 7,113,017 278,899
Burntisland-Robert Ferguson of Raith Campbeltown-Charles Campbell of Bellegrove Culross-James Gibson Craig of Riccartoun Cupar-Fife-John Stark
Dunbar-Christopher Middlemass of Underedge
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
363,000 375,000 12,000
13,061,550 13,049,050 438,634 451,154
Decrease on the Quar.
its occupants, rose rapidly to a considerable height, and again descended near Whalley, about three miles from the place of the accident, and the car coming in contact with some rails, the man was thrown out, and had his left arm fractured, and received other injury. The balloon again rose rapidly into the air, and disappeared. It is something remarkable, that Mr Blenkinsop, the landlord of the public-house to which Mr Sadler was carried, on his return from Acerington, where he had hastened for a surgeon, fell down dead in an apoplectic fit, a few yards from his house, about the time Mr Sadler was brought there. On the same day a balloon, no doubt that of the unfortunate Mr Sadler, was observed by Captain Fegen, of his Majesty's revenue cruizer Lapwing, to fall into the sea about eight leagues north-east by east of Flamborough-head, and totally disappeared in about five minutes afterwards.
Kintore-Charles Bannerman of Kirkhill Kirkaldy-George Miller, jun. Kirkcudbright-William M Kinnel Kirkintulloch-James Wallace
Lanark-Robert Hutchinson, senior Linlithgow-John Boyd of Woodside Maxwelltown-James Shortridge Montrose-James Burnes
Helensburgh-Jacob Dixon of Rockbank
Inverkeithing-James Stuart jun. of Dunearn
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