Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

• HERTFORD.-George Watson was Olympia, of 10 guns and 50 men, and

indicted for stealing a black mare, the of her having been brought into Calais property of William Whittington, in roads previous to the above vessel the parish of Sheephall, in this coun- coming away. It is an undoubted ty. The horse was left on the 24th fact, that the Olympia was attacked day of August in the barn-yard of the at the same time by ten of the enemy's prosecutor, from whence it was taken privateers, and that she sustained the by the prisoner, who rode away with unequal contest in the most heroic it; and he rode hard all that night, manner, and would ultimately have got meaning to be at a great distance in off, if an unlucky shot had not carried the morning ; but, not knowing the away her boom. Still, however, she country, and the horse knowing it continued to defend herself with the very well, he had travelled the lanes greatest obstinacy, until her gallant in a circle, and at morning, supposing commander, Lieutenant Taylor, fell, himself a great way off, he rode into and 30 of his little crew were killed a barn-yard not a quarter of a mile and wounded, when she reluctantly from where he had stolen the horse, struck. and begged a wisp of straw to rub it PREMIUMS.—The following predown, saying he had come a distance miums are given by the board of trusof 40 miles, during the night ; but tees, for articles of Scottish manufac while he was there the horse was re- ture :cognized, and he was taken into cus. Linens.-Art. 1. For the best 8 tody. The jury found him Guilty. pieces of Ravenduck, in imitation of - PEDESTRIAN FEAT.-A large con- the Russian manufacture both in cocourse of people assembled in the Dane lour and fabric, each piece to be 38 John Field, in Canterbury, last week, yards long, and 28 inches broad, and to witness a running match. The en. to be lapped like the Russian; the gagement was to produce a man to go length and the price to be marked on 9 miles in one hour, 17 miles in two a ticket affixed to each piece, 201. hours, and 24 miles in three hours. A For the second best 8 pieces ditto, 101. man, of the name of John Ricketts, 2. For the best 3 pieces of sheeting, accordingly started at half past two in imitation of the Russian, both in o'clock, on the ground measured for colour and fabric, each piece to be 38 that purpose, along the centre gravel yards long, and 9-8th broad, and to be walk of the field, and performed the lapped like the Russian ; the length 9 miles within three minutes and a half and the price to be marked on the of the first hour, the 17 miles within ticket of each piece, 201. For the sea one minute and a half of the two hours, cond best 8 pieces ditto, 101, and the 24 miles within one minute and 3. For the best 20 pieces of bleacha half of the three hours, during which ed diaper, in imitation of the Russian, he turned 114 times. About the mid- of a light texture, and to be taken up dle of the last hour he seemed sensibly very soft ; the length of each piece to fatigued, and apparently fainted; but be 21 yards, and to stand full 22, inin the course of eight minutes recover ches in breadth, when white (though a ed, and ultimately run in with greater high colour is not necessary), the patspeed than he had used during the tern known by the name of Treble whole race..

bird's eye ; the length and the price A vessel that left Calais on the 6th to be marked on the ticket of each inst. has brought an account of the piece, 151. capture of his Majesty's schooner 4. For the best 8 pieces of tweel, or

drilling, in imitation of the Russian of the table-cloth, tobe distinctly markmanufacture, both in colour and fa- ed Article 8, on the outside, and the bric, each piece to be 26 yards long, same article on a ticket affixed on the and 28 inches wide, and to be lapped cloth, 201. like the Russian ; the length and the 9. For the best two suits of single price to be marked on the ticket of damask linen, as above, the pattern each piece, 121. For the second best to be the same in both, which must be 8 pieces of the same, 61.

new, woven in a loom of parts, not ex. 5. For the best 12 pieces of 3-4th ceeding the breadth of 30 designs in hackaback or towelling, in imitation the body and border work together, of that made at Darlington, each the napkins to be wove in a reed of piece not under 26 yards long; 6 pieces 1000 on ell, threes in the split; the about ls. 8d., and the other 6 about cloth not to exceed 38 hundred on ten 2s. per yard, to stand full 25 inches quarters broad, and the pattern on debleached; the length and the price to sign paper to be produced along with be marked on the ticket of each piece, the cloth; each suit to be distinctly 161. For the second best 12 pieces marked Article 9, on the outside, and ditto, 8l.

the same article on a ticket affixed to For the best 12 pieces of 4-4ths each cloth, 151. linen; to be of a stout and nearly 10. For the best two suits of dia. square fabric; to be bleached, taken per table linen, as above, the pat. up soft, lapped, and finished for sale; tern in both to be the same; the nap, each piece to be about 25 yards long, kins to be wove in a reed of 900 on and of the following sets ; 2 pieces of ell, threes in the split; the cloth from 900, 2 of 1000, 2 of 1100, 2 of 1200, 32 to 34 hundred on ten quarters 2of 1300, and 2 of 1400, the hundreds, broad; the pattern not to exceed 12 or No. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; and the designs on the breadth, and the patprice to be marked to the tickets affix- terns on design paper to be produced ed to the cloth, 201. For the second along with the cloth; cach suit to be best 12 pieces ditto, 101.

distinctly marked Article 10, on the Table Linen.-7. For the best suit outside, and the same article on a ticket of damask linen, both with regard to affixed to each cloth, 81. the quality of the cloth, and elegance CORK.-On Sunday, the house of of the pattern; the napkins to be wove Mr Purcell, of High Fort, was broke on a reed of 100 on ell, four in the into by six armed ruffians, who prosplit; the cloth to have from 46 to 50 ceeded to his bed-chamber, in order to hundred on 98 inches; the figure to seize upon whatever sum of money be new, and not to be repeated on the might be in his possession, and to add breadth of the table-cloth; the pro- the crime of murder to the meditated prietor to mark distinctly Article 7, robbery. Mr Purcell, though unarmed on the outside, and the same article on and unassisted, had determined upon a ticket affixed to the cloth, 301. For resistance; and with a spirit of which the second best suit of damask linen, eulogy could not say too much, and of the same description, 151. To which we trust will be an useful ex

8. For the best suit of damask linen, ample of what courage and intrepidity as above; the napkins to be wove in a may effect, he engaged in a conflict reed of 900 on ell, fours in the split; with the ruffians. Fortunately for his the cloth to have from 46 to 50 hundred safety, in searching for something to on 98 inches; the figure to be new, and defend himself, he found a carying repeated both on the length and breadth knife, which he used 80 successfully

[graphic]

that he mortally wounded one of the could they be brought to submission villains, and severely, he supposes, an- till an addition to the military force other of them. The entire expulsion arrived. An increased supply of ballof them from the house was the result cartridges has been since delivered to of his bravery; and they did not, that the soldiers ; and some field-pieces we can learn, obtain any object for have been got in readiness, in case of which they had made this atrocious necessity. Several French officers, who attempt upon the life and property of were supposed to be instigators of the Mr Purcell. The body of the man disturbance, were brought to the caswho had been mortally wounded was tle, to be confined by themselves. found next day at some distance from On Tuesday last, a bargeman, near the house. The name of the victim the floodgate on the river Lee, at of this daring outrage is Nunan. He Bromley, discovered part of a human and his party came from Tulleylease, head above the surface of the water. determined upon the robbery of Mr He immediately hastened in his skiff Purcell, having been apprized of his to the spot, and exclaimed, “ Here is receiving, some days before, a consi- poor Mr. Flight!” The feet and legs derable sum of money. We have great being deep in mud, with some diffisatisfaction in stating, that the whole culty he got the body into his boat, of this banditti are known, and some and conveyed it to his disconsolate faof them seized upon. The second ruf- mily at Stratford. Mr Flight was an fian who had been wounded has since eminent miller and mealman of that died.

place; and nearly a month ago he The number of vessels condemned spent his evening at the sign of the at Goree, for having been found enga. Harrow, which house he left late in ged in the slave trade on the African the night intoxicated, and is supposed coast, was, up to October, 1810, two to have fallen into the river. . ships, two brigs, and eight schooners, A case of forgery has occurred with (Spanish and Portugueze,) besides two in this day or two, in the city, which, ships, three brigs, and two schooners, in point of art and dexterity, we predetained for trial.

sume has to parallel in the annals of On Saturday, an attempt at escape swindling. The party having succeed. was made by the French prisoners at ed in procuring cash at a bankingEskmills, near Edinburgh, which, al. house to the amount of 10001. for a though at first it seemed to threaten forged check, in the course of the same serious consequences, was happily sub- day sent a person to the banking-house dued without bloodshed. It appears in question, in the name of the gentlethat some suspicion of their intention man forged upon, for his banker's having arisen, the prisoners were or- book ; requesting, at the same time, dered to turn out, which they did with that it might be made up to the latest considerable reluctance, when a hole moment, and contain all the checks was discovered to have been dug under that had been paid, as the gentleman the foundation of the wall, nearly com- (mentioning the name of the propriemunicating with the outside. The pri- tor of the book) was about to leave soners, upon learning their disappoint- town, and was desirous of seeing the ment, became quite turbulent, and state of his account. The request was vented their rage by demolishing the complied with, and the swindler got windows of the house occupied by the possession of the forged draft, which chief in command at that place ; nor no doubt he would immediately destroy, as the surest means of preser at the back of the Cadet Barracks, at ving his own life, in the event of detec. Woolwich, on Tuesday evening last, tion and apprehension.

one of them struck a bull that had the A stock-broker, deemed until lately day before been driven from Smithof great integrity, has absconded with field market, on its way to Chatham, 12,0001. The greater part of this and was possibly rendered furious by sum belonged to persons in humble si- the cruel treatment which these poor tuations in life, who had placed it at animals are obliged to endure in being his disposal, in order that they might conveyed from one place to another. derive higher interest from his expe. The blow so enraged him, that he ran rience in the fluctuations of the stocks. after one of the cadets some distance,

A short time ago, the mail-coach who, finding the animal gain upon him, from London to Carlisle, having chan- threw himself flat upon the ground, ged horses at Boroughbridge, started which completely prevented the bull off at full gallop, without guard or from goring him. Disappointed of his driver, with four inside passengers; revenge, he immediately ran after anand having run about a quarter of a other cadet, of the name of Kogers, mile on their usual road, struck off on and coming up to him, before he was a rough country road, crossed a draw. aware of the animal, he gored the poor bridge, and continued at the same youth in the lower part of the back, speed about a mile and a half farther, and drove his horn ncarly through the when they were stopped by the road body, tossing him at the same time terminating at a farm gate. The pas some height above the ground. The sengers then got out in safety, and the animal after this laid himself down driver and guard, who had followed close by poor Rogers, and the other on horseback, resumed their seats. cadet immediately ran for assistance.

A few nights ago, two servants (the A gun was soon procured, and the huntsman and whipper-in) of Sir John animal killed by firing twice at him. Dashwood King, Bart., were found Rogers was then conveyed to the Ca. dead in their beds, at his hunting seat at det Hospital with very little hopes of Bourton-on-the-Hill, Glocestershire. life. He continued in great agony It appears, that on retiring to bed the for some time, when a mortification preceding evening, conceiving the room came on, and he died the next day. where they slept (being over one of VOLCANO IN THE SEA.-Extract the out-buildings ) to be rather damp, of a letter from St Michael's, Feb. 7th, they had taken up with them, from 1811:-“ For several weeks past the under a furnace, some live coals in an people of Ginetes, Varzes, and Cauopen coal-scuttle, which they left in delaria, had been much alarmed by rethe middle of the room ; but the place peated convulsions of the earth, which having no chimney or vent of any had rendered their houses unsafe, and kind, and being closely shut up during induced them to pass the nights in temthe night, they must have been suffo. porary huts raised in their gardens, as cated from the effect of the sulphuric you know is usual on these occasions ; gas. One of them was found in a sit. for, since those violent shocks which ting posture in bed, as if he had been we experienced in July last, they had awoke by the oppression of his breath; never been entirely free from alarm. . but, doubtless, at the moment he was “ It was reported, that a volcano too much overcome either to effect his had broke out upon the Pico das Caescape or create alarm.

marinhas, and in other places ; but on As some of the cadets were playing Saturday, the 2d of February, being

informed by a person from Ginetes, of the others, and ascended like a host that the day before a tremendous vo- of sky-rockets to an immense height, lume of smoke was seen constantly is. and the burning fluid or lava was not suing from the midst of the sea, and extinguished till it plunged again into that by night the flames were visible, the water. I resolved, in company with a friend, “ Being now broad day, we walked to proceed to the spot. This we did down to the sea-side, in order to enupon the 5th inst. When we arri- deavour to ascertain as near as possible ved at Mounte-Gordo, just above the the distance of the volcano from the Feiteiras, we perceived a vast column shore. It appeared to us to be about of thick dense smoke ascending from one mile ; but as we had no means of the sea, which was discoloured from calculating, except by the eye, and Ginetes down to where we stood (a fearing the magnitude of the object distance of two leagues at least,) and might lead us astray, we think it at intervals a dark muddy substance, safest to call it a mile and a half, and resembling the lodo of the Furnas, was would recommend your pointing it out hove up to the height of ten, and as such to all masters of vessels coming sometimes twenty fathoms. As yet, this way ; for, since the eruption has we could not distinguish any fire; but in some degree subsided, the spot apthe country-people assured us, we pears like a rock under water, with should plainly see it, if we staid till the sea breaking furiously over it. night, and we accordingly continued In summer time it may be possible for our journey towards Ginetes, where boats to approach towards it, and more we arrived just after sun-set, and found correct observations than our's will no ourselves precisely opposite the scene doubt be made ; for it has been blowof our curiosity and admiration. We ing a gale from W. S. W. ever since. kept so bad a look-out, however, that You will find in Mr Read's map, that we did not happen to be watching the the shore of Ginetes is laid down in first and second time it appeared (as 25 deg. 44 min. west longitude ; conwe learnt from our host, who did not sequently, if he be correct, which we come in doors all night.) But as have no doubt he is, this danger, which morning approached, and being desi- lies in a due westerly line from the rous of bearing testimony to the fact, Pico de Ginetes, should be set down I resolved not to withdraw myself for in 25 deg. 45% min. west longitude, a moment from the window ; when, and 37 deg. 524 min. north latitude. between fire and six o'clock, I and The fishermen say, there are soundings my companion were filled with the in eighty fathom water; and the cra. most sublime sensations, at the awful ter, we conceive, may be about two appearance of these devouring elements. hundred yards in circumference. What We saw the fire distinctly three seve likewise struck us very forcibly was, ral times. The first volume of it did that this must have been very nearly, not ascend very high ; perhaps not if not exactly, the spot where the unmore than twenty feet above the surface fortunate crew of the Swift were swal. of the sea ; but another body, of less lowed up; and it is a question in my circumference, accompanied the smoke mind, whether some rock or shoal to a greater height, carrying up with might not have existed under water at it substances resembling pieces of stone the time they were lost, and been the or metal. T'he third and last explo. fatal cause of their destruction. The sion we beheld, was just at day-break: Juiz de Lugar informed us, their boit was far more tremendous than either dies were washed ashore just at the

« ZurückWeiter »