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nistered, which caused them to sneeze ly round with a rich stamped velvet, in such a manner, that by the frequent lined with the same colour. A bonnet and violent bobbing of noses one against to correspond, with stamped velvet the other, a copious stream of blood flower in front. Shoes of black or issued from either nostril, while the en- grey kid ; gloves of the same.—Evenraged culprits were kicking and caper. ing Dress.-An amber-colour crape ing about in all directions.

dress, with long sleeves, and frock waist,

tied with white ribband; slashed SpaAGRICULTURAL REPORT.--The nish front, let in with satin of the same very severe weather of last month has, colour, ornamented with white beads ; in some degree, injured the turnips and on the back of the dress is worn a dra. the brassica species ; but, although pery of amber-colour satin hanging short in its duration, it has rendered over the shoulders in front, or tied in the most important advantages to agri. a bow behind, which either way forms culture, by destroying the larvæ in the a pretty finish to the dress. It is nidus of the slug and insect tribes, that made just to touch the ground behind, commit great depredations upon the and is bordered with a rich satin of the tender plants in the spring. The flag same colour, edged with beads. This of the young wheats has, in exposed truly elegant dress is worn over a white situations, changed its colour from a satin slip. The cap is composed of livid green to russet brown ; but the amber.plaited ribband and lace, edged plant has received no injury, not even with Vandyke lace, tied in a bow on the latest sown. The young clovers the left side, with amber flower in and grasses have changed colour from front. Necklace and ear-rings of pearl. the same cause, but without their roots Amber satin shoes ; white kid gloves ; being in the least injured. The se- tippet of Swansdown.-Walking Dress. vere frost has had the best effect on -A round high morning robe of camtenacious soils, by giving them a me- bric, with deep full trimmed collar. chanical arrangement (highly condu- A Swedish coat of lead-coloured cloth, cive to the fructification of the ensuing or black velvet, trimmed entirely round spring crops,) by enlarging the inter. with Swansdown or blue fur. A stices to permit the water to percolate Spanish pelerine of the same, fastened freely, and facilitate the progress of the in front of the throat with a motherspreading roots. The return of mild of-pearl broach; clasps to correspond weather is also very acceptable, on ac. for the bottom of the waist. A travelcount of the scarcity of cattle food, as ler's hat of black or grey velvet, or it will not only prevent an increasing cloth, turned up on the left side with consumption, but will bring forward a shell ornament. Half-boots of

grey the early spring crops for soiling, cloth, laced and bound with black which have become such valuable re. velvet. sources in modern agriculture.

FASHIONS.---Carriage Dress.Gown of black Italian gauze worn over white, with long sleeves made high in

FEBRUARY. the neck, with antique ruff a-la Queen Elizabeth, ornamented round the bot- Ist.We are sorry to state a most tom with a grey flossed silk triming. daring robbery was committed a few A mantle of French grey satin, with nights since by some villains, who forcollar fastened on the right shoulder med a raft, and crossed the moat which with black broach, and trimmed entire. surround's Leeds Castle, the seat of

General Martin ; procuring the boat, who, in order to avoid danger, gave they rowed round, and getting in at the whip to his horse, and made him the window of the kitchen, proceeded start into a canter. As soon as he to the butler's pantry, taking a quan- reached the man, the fellow made a tity of plate ; and would have carried snatch at the bridle of the horse, and off more had they not been disturbed. called to Mr H. to stop ; but the

2d.—The question of privilege, swiftness of the animal occasioned the which caused the exclusion of strangers man to miss his hold. Thus disap on Thursday in the House of Lords, pointed, he exclaimed “ D-n him, I related to Lady Lecale, the widow of have missed him ;” and at the same Lord Lecale, an Irish baron, and bro- instant aimed a blow at Mr Hobson, ther of the late Duke of Leinster. with a cudgel which he had in his Her ladyship resides in the west end hand; but, luckily, hit him rather of the town, and was lately arrested smartly on the shoulder only. Mr H. for a certain sum of money. Mr Flash- escaped further injury, and thought man, of Ely-place, had been employed himself, by continuing to canter away, as attorney on the part of the plaintiff, free from danger; when, at the other and one Isaacs, a bailiff, carried the end of the swamp, he perceived another process into execution. Upon this fellow standing in the middle of the statement being communicated to the road, who, as soon as he thought Mr House of Lords, they considered it a Hobson within a sure reach, dischar. breach of the privileges of the peerage, ged at him the contents of a pistol, and the attorney and bailiff were or which providentially missed him. dered to be taken into custody, and COURT OF KING'S BENCH.The were brought to the bar of their Lord- King v. P. Finnerty. The judge ships' House. We understand their ment of the court being moved against Lordships' judgment to have been, the defendant, who stood convicted that the attorney and bailiff be dis- of a libel upon Lord Castlereagh, charged upon payment of their fees. Mr Finnerty appeared, and the libel The lady is related to one of the first being, read, which appeared in the families in Ireland; the sum for which Morning Chronicle, Mr Clifford, for she was arrested was 481.

the defendant, stated he had some affiOn Friday se’nnight, Mr Hobson, davits to put in. Finnerty, however, of Skendleby, went in his gigto Louth, interrupted Mr Clifford, and wished to pay a pretty considerable sum of to ask whether, if he were assisted money.

His business detained him by counsel in the former parts of the rather late, so that it was quite dark case, he was precluded from addresswhen he set out on his return home. ing them himself? The court said, When he had got out about four miles, he either appeared by counsel, or he at a part of the road called Manners- did not. If he appeared by counsel, lane, he perceived a man standing just he could not be heard himself. Finoutside of the rut. It should be ob- nerty replied, that he then wished to served, that hereabout the road passes be considered as not appearing by through a kind of swamp for 40 or 50 counsel. He put in a long affidavit, yards, which, particularly at this sea- which was partly read, when the furson of the year, prevents carriages from ther reading was interrupted by the quitting the track on the rampart. court.

The affidavit itself was of a The circumstance, therefore, of a man most violent sort ; it included in it standing as we have described, created copies of affidavits of a number of a suspicion in the mind of Mr Hobson, persons made in Ireland, and arraign

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ed the whole conduct of government, clasp-knife in his hand, whilst in the act during the time that Lord Castle- of preventing one of his children from reagh was in administration in Ire taking hold of it, incautiously threw land. The court at length said, that it from him, when it penetrated the this was an aggravation of the libel. temple of an infant lying in its mother's They could not go into an investiga- lap, and caused its death in a few hours. tion of the general conduct of govern- A few evenings since, as Mrs Shement at any particular period; they ridan was coming to town in her carmust confine themselves to the trans- riage from Barnes to her house in action stated on the record.

Queen-street, Mayfair, a portmanteau, Mr Finnerty stated, that he had ac- containing lace, silk, and valuable arcused Lord Castlereagh of misconduct ticles, to a considerable amount, was and oppression in his official situation, cut from behind the carriage, with and therefore it was open to him to go which the robbers made their escape. into an investigation of his public con- The French papers mention the duct.

death of Nicholai, the celebrated PrusMr Garrow said, he unwillingly in- sian author. He edited the Biblioterfered; but it appeared to him, that theque Universelle, from 1764 to 1792. the course which the defendant was From the multiplicity of his works, pursuing might be attended with the and the influence which his opinions most mischievous consequences.

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the German literati, was justifying a libel in the gross, by he was nick-named the God of Paper an accumulation of libels, in the shape and the Idol of Philosophers. of an affidavit. The moment this af. Oxford is about to experience some fidavit was upon the files, the defend very considerable improvements. A ant, or any body else, might publish great number of indifferent houses, beit, as part of the proceedings in the longing to Christ's and Brazen-Nose cause, and the prosecutor could have Colleges, are, on the early expiration of no remedy.

the present leases, to be pulled down, Mr Finnerty disclaimed any such and the streets in their neighbourhood intention, and said he was unjustly ac- are to be widened, &c. It is also procused in the supposition.

posed to open a grand avenue to Lord Ellenborough said, the court Christ's College, by throwing down could not suffer its files to be polluted the nest of dirty houses which

at preby the admission of such an affidavit. sent obscure its front. He advised the defendant to withdraw 5th.-COURT OF KING's BENCH.it, and the court would forget that The King v. Peter Finnerty. This such a one had ever been presented; defendant was brought up on the moat least, he thought the defendant had tion of the Attorney-General. He better resort to some professional ad. this day addressed the bench, and said, vice, and not present an affidavit which that, in compliance with the advice of must do him harm, but rather one that the Lord Chief Justice, he had amend. should be beneficial to him.

ed his affidavit, and expunged from it, After some observations from Mr according to the best of his judgment, Finnerty and the counsel on the other all the parts to which objection had side, Mr Finnerty agreed to withdraw been taken on the last day he appearhis affidavit, and he was committed,' ed before their lordships.--He then and ordered to be brought up again on put in his affidavit, but it was found Thursday next.

to be still so objectionable, and con4th.-A few days ago, a labourer taining so much irrelevant matter, that at Cara, near Dursley, having a sharp it was ordered to be entirely rejected, the court giving as its decisive In the mean time to be committed to opinion, that the defendant could not the custody of the marshal of the Marbe suffered to go into a justification of shalsea. a confessed crime, but that he must Mr Peter Finnerty, on leaving the confine himself merely to pleading for bar, said," I thank your lordships." mitigation of punishment.

EXTRAORDINARY CASE.-A few It was then asked, if he had any affi- months since, a great part of Ashdown davits, which were free from the same forest, in Sussex, was inclosed by a set objections ? The defendant put in se- of men called foresters, and also by veral other affidavits, but they were all the Rev. Robert Bingham, the curate rejected, as tending to the same object, of the parish of Mayersfield; which and all equally inadmissible.

being deemed to be the right of the After several ineffectual attempts Duchess of Dorset, the same were to prevail on the bench to receive his thrown down by order of her grace, affidavits, the defendant addressed the Lord Whitworth, and Lord Sheffield, court in a speech, so replete with mat- the acting magistrate for that county, ter infinitely more strong than the libel This act irritated all those that had which was the subject of the prosecu- made inclosures, and some of them tion, that it would not be prudent nor were heard to make use of threatening just to give it publicity, unsupported language, which caused some little by any evidence that could be received alarm among those concerned in desin a court of justice. The court had troying the inclosure ; but no partifrequentoccasion, during his harangue, cular notice was taken, or any act done, to repress the warmth of his expres- except swearing in a number of resions, and confine him to matter more spectable inhabitants as special constarelevant to the subject in question. bles, to be ready in case of an emer

The Attorney-General and Mr Gar- gency. row severally addressed the court in On Sunday the 16th of December, support of judgment, urging the con- a letter was found on the road near duct of the defendant on this day as Mayersfield by the sons of Mr Richard an additional reason why a very severe Jenner, a respectable farmer, directed measure of punishment should be dealt to their father. The boys took it out to him ; as well to repress similar home; but their father being absent, conduct on his part, as to shew to the they gave it to their mother, who, on people of England that their laws were opening it, discovered that it was headed not mere dead letters, and that justice in large letters, “ Fire ! Murder ! and was to be found in the Courts of Revenge !" and the contents threatWestminster.

osened destruction to the parson, churchThe court than proceeded to con- wardens, farmers' houses, barns, and sider of the sentence, and after a very stacks. The boys told their mother, short consultation, Mr Justice Grose that after Mr Bingham performed the delivered a suitable comment on the morning service at Mayersfield church, enormity and malignity of his offence, he got on horseback to ride to a neighand sentenced the defendant to be con- bouring parish to do duty there in the fined for eighteen calendar months in afternoon. He passed them, and when his Majesty gaol in the city of Lincoln, he was at a short distance from them, and at the expiration of that period to they saw a paper drop from his pocgive security for his good behaviour ket, which they were positive was the for five years, himself in 5001. and two letter they picked up. sureties of 2501. each ; and to remain The letter so much alarmed Mrs in custody until the same shall be given. Jenner, that she sent off one of her sons after her husband, who was in suspicious circumstances, a warrant London. The circumstance caused was granted against Mr Bingham, and considerable alarm in that part of the one to search his premises, when Adi country. Lords Whitworth and Shef. kins found in the roof of the privy a field published an advertisement, offer- variety of valuable papers concealed, ing a reward of 2001. for the discovery together with other suspicious circum. of the writer of the letter.

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A num- stances of his having set his premiber of men were employed to watch ses on fire for the purpose of defrauding Mr Jenner's premises, and to patrole the Union Fire Office, and he was in in different parts.

consequence taken into custody, and On the 16th of January last, Mr on Friday underwent à final examinaBingham's house was discovered to be tion at Lewes, before Lords Chicheson fire, and although timely assistance ter and Sheffield, and was fully comwas given, great part of the premises mitted for trial. were desttoyed. It was ascertained 6th. A Dublin paper, of Wednesthat the fire broke out in the school day last, contains the following pararoom, where there were several fag. graph:

-Assassinating committees are gots laid. (See report, in page 16.) again in activity. In the course of Mr Bingham reported that he had last week, several gentlemen received no doubt it was one of the foresters anonymous letters, threatening death, who had set fire to his premises. The and desiring them to prepare for their account he gave of the fire and his fate. One gentleman seems to have conduct, was, that his family went disregarded the caution-he was wayto bed about ten o'clock-he was the laid on Sunday night in Gardinerlast up. About half past ten o'clock street, attacked by a posse, knocked he heard the noise of footsteps : he down, and when on the ground, a carlooked out of his window, but could bine, loaded with several balls, was finot see or hear any person.

red at him. Two balls passed through About half past eleven o'clock he his hat without injury to his person; was alarmed again : he looked out of a third wounded him, but not mortalthe window the second time, but did ly, in the head. not see any person ; but a little before HOTEL ROBBER. -A man was taone, he heard a noise at the school- ken into custody on Saturday, on the room door; and he states, that he saw charge of having robbed divers hotels. á mani walking from the house, but Several charges were made against the could not tell whether he had on a prisoner, and it appeared that he was blue coat or a smock frock. This ac. in the habit of entering the hotels with count being so very extraordinary and all the sang-froid imaginable, and with unsatisfactory, Lord Sheffield sent to a candle in his hand he took his walk the Public-office, Bow-street, for an through sets of rooms, and at opporactive and intelligent officer, and Mr tunities conveyed away such light moRead sent Adkins. Upon the officer's veables as he could get at. Amongst arrival, after making enquiries, he his booty was a writing-desk, which strongly suspected Mr Bingham had contained a quantity of guineas, and set his own house on fire, and in conse- which he could not get at, but while quence placed several men to watch. he was employed cutting the article to One of them he stationed in the stee- pieces, Foy interrupted him in a tapple of the church, when they discover. room, and took possession of the proed him to bring a great quantity of perty. The prisoner was remanded for books from his stables and bury them another examination this day. in his garden. From a variety of other On Thursday, the 24th ult., a fox

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