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was unkennelled at Ystradgunlais, in Cork, and a party of military. This the county of Brecon, which was pur- daring villain, whose name is Laffan, sued by a number of men on foot to had been for a long time a sort of Ruthe extremity of the parish of Llough, gantino in Cork, exciting terror whereor, in Glamorganshire, where Reynard ever he made his appearance. It was became quite exhausted, and was kill. necessary to manage a man of this deed, after a chace, which, in a direct scription with very great circumspecline, was not less than 30 miles ; but, tion and stratagem, as his vigilance in the winding direction which the fox eluded every effort that had been made took, is supposed to be nearly 50 miles. to arrest him. He was at length, howThe pursuers were all in at the death, ever, so well watched, as to have his but could not muster a hat or shoe haunt discovered, which was so judiciamongst them, so eagerly had they ously surrounded as to leave no possifollowed their game, and the dogs bility of his escape. Before he knew were completely knocked up. The any thing of the sheriff's arrangement hardy fellows, after taking some rem for detecting him, the room in which freshment, set out on their return he worked (at brogue-making) was home.
entered by Mr Collis, one of the peace 7th.-DUBLIN.-The special com- officers, whose zeal and exertions in mission, for the trial of the persons ac. this, as in many other instances, decused of being concerned in the recent every
commendation. The rufoutrages, was opened at Clonmel, on fian immediately took a posture of reMonday, by the Chief Justice of the sistance, and threw his working seat at Common Pleas, (who delivered an im- Mr Collis, without however, fortunatepressive charge on the occasion to the ly, doing him any mischief ; he made grand jury), and the Chief Baron of another blow with a loaded stick, the Exchequer. Several persons were
which had more effect: it fell upon arraigned under Lord Ellenborough's Mr Collis's hand, which it injured seact; but, on the application of their verely. Finding, however, that Mr counsel, the court allowed their trials Collis was not to be deterred from to stand over, the prisoners not having seizing upon him, and that a rein. had sufficient notice of the nature of forcement was following him into the the offence with which they were room, he bolted through a window, charged. Andrew Kerwick and Lowand got over a wall. Here he was rence Dwyer were tried on an indict. beset by the sheriff's party, which he ment charging them with having been resisted with extraordinary ferocityunconcerned in stopping the Cork mail- til he received several wounds. He coach, and taking from the guard two was, however, finally seized upon and blunderbusses and two pistols. The lodged in gaol. There are different evidence for the prosecution, and that indictments against this ruffian for cafor the defence, exhibited a striking pital offences ; and he is also a deserter example of contradictory swearing from the 95th rifle corps, and from The prisoners were acquitted. On other regiments. the following day, the 5th, two un- A few mornings ago, as the carts fortunate men were capitally convicts belonging to the Lanark Mills Comed.
pany were proceeding from Glasgow, A few days ago, a notorious offen- the principal carrier stopped for a litder, and most formidable ruffian, was tle to settle with the tollman at the taken by Mr Sheriff Bernard, accom- Gallow-gate; and on coming up with panied by some of the peace officers of the carts,' he discovered that a box, VOL. IV. PART II
containing a thousand pounds in notes, The dragoon instantly cut the cords had been abstracted from one of them. that bound her hands and feet to the Suspicion having naturally lighted on tree, and having in some measure rethe carter, he was apprehended, and stored her to the use of her limbs by confessed that he took off the box, rubbing them, wrapped her up in his and tossed it over a hedge, where his cloak, placed her on his horse, and father and two other accomplices were proceeded on to his quarters, where in waiting. The whole of them are he soon after arrived ; and as he was now in custody, and almost all the conducting the shivering object of his money was found on the person of the care into the house, she looked through father.
a window that commanded a view of Hotel ROBBER.—The man who the kitchen, suddenly shrunk back, was taken into custody on the charge and in a faint voice exclaimed, “ There of having robbed divers hotels, was are the two men that robbed me of my re-examined yesterday. The prison. all, and used me so cruelly !" The soler's name is John Lawler. He was dier, in consequence, entered the kittaken into custody at Wake's Hotel, chen, and secured the men, who were in Brook-street, where he was seen to the next day taken before a magistrate, go into a sitting room, and return with and, after the necessary examination, some great-coats and boots, on Sunday fully committed to Winchester jail, for last, when he was challenged in the trial at the next assizes, hall by the waiter. Another charge 8th. During the late embarkations was made against the prisoner from of the dragoon horses, at the DockMorris's Hotel, Oxford-street, where yard, Plymouth, two of them were he obtained access to a lady's bed-room, found so completely ungovernable as and stole articles of jewellery, &c., part to frustrate all endeavours to sling of which was found in his possession. them, and they were, in consequence, The office was crowded with proprie sent back to their barracks; but on tors of most of the hotels in the me. Thursday last, a singular occurrence tropolis ; but the prisoner was recog. happened during the embarkation of nized by three prosecutors only, and the 11th dragoons. A fine spirited on their several charges he was com- horse had baffled all the efforts of the mitted for trial.
dragoons, &c. to sling him, and beA few days ago, as a dragoon was came so ungovernable as to render it on his return from duty to his quar- dangerous to approach him ; however, ters, a small public house, called Barn- a sailor, with characteristic indifference dean Hut, in the Forest, near Peters- to danger, dragged the animal to the field, in Hampshire, his attention was jetty head, and proceeded to put the arrested by the cries of some person slings under his belly, but he soon rein distress, which induced him to ride ceived a severe kick on his forehead, up to the spot from whence they pro- which laid it open, and the horse got ceeded, where his humanity was shock- loose and dashed off; when, to the asto. ed on beholding a woman tied to a nishment of the by-standers, he wheel tree, with the tears, which her situation ed round, and returned to the sailor, and suffering had produced, actually who lay at his full length near the frozen to her cheeks, and, horrid to jetty, or pier, and, with his right fore relate, quite naked, having been strip foot, pushed him off the jetty into the ped and rubbed of every article of sea beneath. The sailor, though near dress by two villains, who afterwards ly stunned, swam on shore, mounted left her in that deplorable condition. the jetty, seized the animal, and, we
and bleeding as he was, finally succeeded to visit him with a greater punishment in slinging and sending him on board. than was commensurate with it: but
9th. -CONSISTORY COURT OF LON- the statute was imperative upon him, DON, Doctors' COMMONS.—Cox v. and left him but little discretion to exa Gooday. This case was a criminal ercise. In complying, therefore, with proceeding, at the instanceof Miss Cox, its injunctions, he felt it his duty to against the Reverend W. Gooday, of suspend him (Mr Gooday) from his ficiating minister of Terling, in Essex, ministry for the space of one fortnight; for a disturbance in the church. It and, after a suitable admonition, the
will be recollected, that the particular learned judge concluded with obsercircumstances attending it were fully ving, that, as the reverend gentleman detailed in our report of the hearing had attended personally to receive the on admission of the criminal articles. sentence of the court, he should not (See Vol. 3. Part 2. p. 254.) i think it necessary to direct its being
Mr Gooday having this day person published in the church. ally admitted the facts charged in the Mr Gooday then bowed and retired, articles, the counsel for Miss Cox, af- evidently much affected. ter a few observations, moved for the AMSTERDAM.-The female, named judgment of the court, as expressed Madelaine Albert, has been apprehendin the statute upon which the suit was ed. The following is the extract of founded.
a letter on this subject, transmitted The learned judge (Sir W. Scott) on the 22d of January, by the subthen, in a very impressive manner, ad- prefect of Gannat, to the prefect of dressing himself to the reverend gen- the department of the Allier. tleman, delivered his judgment. He 6 Sir,--I have the honour to inform observed, that the offence charged you, that the female, named Madeagainst him (and which he had just laine Albert, was apprehended yesteradmitted) was that of having wanton- day, the 21st of this month, in the ly interrupted the performance of reli- commune of Saien Ignat, three leagues gious service in his own church, by from Rione: she was to-day conveyaddressing Miss Cox, in the midst of ed to the prison of Gannat. "The mul. the service, in the language of uncall- titudes which assembled from all parts ed-for reproof, mixed with a consider- to see this monster were prodigious; I able degree of intemperate warmth; cannot describe to you the fury of the he reminded him, that it was the duty populace. If the gens-d'armerie had of the church-wardens, and not of the not protected this parricide, I believe minister, to repress any indecorum that she would have been torn to pieces. It manifested itself in the church, and was with the utmost difficulty she was that his thoughts ought to be other- saved from the sticks and stones with wise occupied : they should accompa- which she was assailed.” ny those of his congregation in the GLOCESTER ELECTION.-Six micontemplation of divine objects, and litary cars, each calculated to carry the observance of religious duties, and forty persons, and drawn occasionally should rise superior to every thing mi- by six or eight horses, are employed litating against those important consi- by the friends of Sir William Guise, derations. He was willing, however, in conveying voters to and from the to impute the offence of the reverend poll at Glocester. gentleman to an excess of zeal, un- In the grand contest for the county restrained by the suggestions of pru- of Glocester, in the year 1776, the dence; and should be sorry, therefore, number who voted, during a poll of
eleven days, was 5793 ; more than rish to take care of their houses and two-thirds of this number have already persons, for a bad set of people was polled in the present struggle ; but it coming among them. There was an is difficult to ascertain in what propor- idea in the county of Suffolk, which tion the freeholds have increased since the learned counsel hoped would be the former period.
corrected by the bench, that as long The Lords of the Admiralty have as dissenting places of worship were directed Admiral Otway to distribute insulted and disturbed without their 5001. amongst those who so meritori- walls, they might be insulted and disously exerted themselves in preserving turbed with impunity, and that the the crews of the Nymphe and Pallas penalties of the act were confined to frigates, lately wrecked on the coast disturbances within the walls of the near Dunbar.
meeting houses. Upon the minister's 11th.–COURT OF King's BENCH. arrival at the meeting-house in ques. --The King v. Roche.-The defend- tion, on the 2d of September, he found ant was brought up for judgment for it besieged by upwards of 1000 perthe libel in The Day newspaper, re- sons, some in disguises, affecting atflecting on the conduct of the military titudes of adoration, others beating employed to preserve the peace in Pic- drums and a large gong, and blowing cadilly, at the time of the service of trumpets, and all making an uproar; the Speaker's warrant on Sir Francis the obvious purpose of which was the Burdett. He was sentenced to be im- prevention of every thing that might prisoned 12 months in the Marshalsea, be said in the meeting-house from beand to give security for his good be- ing heard. These outrages were af. haviour for three years from that time, terwards repeated on the 16th of Sephimself in 500l. and two sureties in tember, and on various subsequent Sun2501. each.
days, the crowd of rioters amounting The King v. Churchyard and others. in number to sometimes 2 or 3000. -Mr Garrow moved for leave to file On one occasion, was brought before a criminal information against 14 per the door of the meeting-house a wagsons out of a much greater number, gọn, in which was placed a man dressfor what he had no hesitation in call. ed out in a full suit of black, a wig, ing the most outrageous conduct the and a cocked hat, who distributed court ever remembered. It depended bread to the mob, certainly for upon their lordships' decision, whether other purpose than to disturb the disa numerous and respectable body of senting congregation; for the orator dissenters in Suffolk should ever as- gave out, separately, the names of the semble again for the purpose of divine persons who were to receive this bread, worship. A dissenting minister, re- upon which there was a general shout; gularly authorized by the law for the and the whole concluded with a scrampurpose of preaching, had hired two ble for the loaves which remained. rooms of a cottage in Wickham Mar- Upon some occasions, the minister was ket, in the county of Suffolk, of a met by a concourse of these persons, man of the name of Turner, and an- and was jostled by one of those against nounced his intention of preaching whom the motion was made, and who there on Sunday, the 2d of September was on horseback. Fireworks and last. Upon the Saturday preceding, stones were also thrown into the meetthe crier was employed by certain per ing-house, and at the horse and chaise sons, who were averse to the minister's in which the minister departed. At coming among them, to warn the pa. one time, a procession was formed by