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ed only by the casting vote of the pre- ford calling out, a twig from a bush sident of the mess, and Mr Cahill ob- might supply the place of the ramrods, jected to pay the fine until there should and this expedient was adopted. The be a full meeting of the officers, as he second shot took effect in Captain thought it was exacted more through Rutherford's groin, who, after he was private pique, than from any wish to wounded, on the seconds again ex. promote the good of the mess. En- pressing a wish to adjust the quarrel, sign Burke, who made the motion, called out, “ Load the pistols, load the then asked Mr Cahill if he thought he pistols ;" which being told Mr Cahill, had been influenced by private pique, he said he would receive the captain's who said he did not ; but on Captain fire, but not return it. By this time Rutherford calling on him to name the Captain R. had fallen into the arms of person he referred to, Mr Cahill repli. his second, and, on Mr Cahill and his ed, that he would not say any thing second going up, he was laid on his behind a man's back, that he would back, and the wound examined by Mr not say to his face, and that he was Cahill, who found he could render him the person alluded to. The conver- no assistance. Aid having been prosation which ensued was very warm cured, Captain R. was carried to the on the part of Captain Rutherford, barracks, where he shortly after expi. and was not put an end to by the red. Mr Cahill made his escape, but repeated interference of the major, afterwards voluntarily surrendered himwhen Captain Rutherford and En. self to stand trial. A number of witsign Burke left the room ; and in a nesses, examined in exculpation, gave short time after, Ensign Burke return. Mr Cahill a most excellent character; ed to the mess-room, where Mr Cahill and represented him as a quiet and instill was, with a message from the cap- offensive man. After an address on the tain, requesting that gentleman either part of the crown, by J. H. Mackento make an apology for what he had zie, Esq.; for the prisoner, by Wil. said, or give him (Captain Ruther. liam Erskine, Esq.; and a few words ford) a meeting. Mr Cahill declined from the Lord Justice Clerk, the jury apologizing, but said he had no pistols; were inclosed, and returned the verdict that, however, the captain said, should of Not Guilty, with the exception of be no excuse, as he would have one of two dissentient voices. Mr Cahill was his. The parties met accordingly, acquitted, and dismissed from the bar and the distance, measured by the se. accordingly. conds, was fourteen yards, which Cap- Counsel for the crown, H. J. Mactain R. objected to, observing ten kenzie and James Wedderburn, Esgrs.; would have been better. After they agent, Hugh Warrender, Esq. W. S. had taken their ground, they fired -For the prisoner, William Erskine once, by signal, without effect ; and and John A. Murray, Esqrs. ; agent, immediately after, Captain Ruther- Mr Donaldson. . ford's second proposed to Mr Cahill TRIAL OP A. AND J. LYALL.-On to apologize, which he declined; but Thursday came on the trial of Adam added, he would quit the ground, and and John Lyall, accused of robbing shake hands with the captain : this was Matthew Boyd, cattle-dealer in Muirrejected. On preparing to load the avonside, upon Sheriffmuir, in Octo. second time, it was found the ramrods ber last, After they were both put were a-missing, which gave the seconds to the bar, John Lyall appeared in a another opportunity of interfering, but state of derangement, and after the ex. still without effect; Captain Ruther. amination of some medical gentlemes

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off Beachy Head, by the Petit Loup shore, between Somerset House and privateer, of 14 guns and 50 men, af. Westminster Bridge, with one solid ter an action of two hours and forty sheet of rough ice, which every flood minutes, and carried into Dieppe. The tide has increased, the current then privateer had.three men killed and two concurring with the wind, to drive wounded; the Robert, one killed and new masses of floating ice against it. five wounded, including the master This solid covering, yesterday, reached and mate; and, to the disgrace of the nearly as far out as thecentrearch of the French, in revenge for the gallant de- bridge, and there was a floating body fence made by the Robert, they at- of large loose masses, passing it, to the tacked Captain Knowles after he had breadth of one or two arches beyond surrendered, and broke three of his the centre. A little below the bridge, ribs.

the solid mass was still wider, and by The fall of snow in the western parts this and the moving ice, which was so of Kent has greatly impeded travelling close as to be distinguishable from it, in the cross-roads, and drifted in some the river was there so far covered, that places to near nine feet in depth. not more than one-third of it was navi

During the dreadful gale of Thurs- gable. Between two and three o'clock, day night from the north-east, not less four adventurous fellows, with boatthan twenty small fishing and other hooks in their hands, got upon the ice - vessels have been lost at Gravesend, off Richmond House, and with much and in other parts of the river. difficulty, from the roughness of it,

Amongst the casualties of the late went about a hundred yards from the blustering weather, the principal part shore, and returned. If the wind and of the quay, erected for the preserva- weather continue as they are for five tion of the houses on the Stade, at or six days, the river will be completeFolkestone, has been washed away, ly frozen over at Westminster-bridge. and several houses are consequently General Abercrombie, whowas made alarmingly exposed to the fury of the prisoner by the French in the Ceylon sea.

frigate, had been but a short time reSo eager were the women for plun. leased from a former captivity. He der at the late wreck of the Mary Ann, had been one of those detained in France that several of them wrapped the wet at the commencement of the present velvet, cloth, &c., around their bodies. war, and was released about two years The consequence has been, that three since on his parole, not to serve till he have died from violent colds.

should beexchanged. General Brenier, Sth. Yesterday was the birth-day who was taken at Vimeira, was sent of her Royal Highness the Princess over in exchange for him; and no exCharlotte of Wales, who has now com- ception being made, General Abercrompleted her fifteenth year. Her royal bie was made commander of the forfather celebrated this anniversary with ces in Ceylon. He was proceeding agrand entertainment at Carlton-house, from that island to take the command of which a great number of nobility of the Isle of Bourbon, when he was and persons of distinction partook. taken. Her royal highness honoured the com. A poor idiot, known by the name of pany with her presence.

Hawkey, and who has been for years The effect of the present weather the sport of the boys, and the amuseupon the river Thames renders it an ob- ment of the hackney-coachmen, in Picject of much curiosty. For several days cadilly and St James's-street, who geit has been covered on the Middlesex nerally wore a soldier's dress, with

cross-belts, cartouch-box, &c., was away by round hitting, but his strength frozen to death on Friday night last gave him the best of the round, as Doghat Pimlico.

erty was weak, and he fell with a slight .. In the early part of Sunday a man

hit.-Seven to two on Silverthorne.

4. Dogherty's head bled freely, but he fell through the ice, in the Serpentine

commenced a rally and put in a good body river, and was drowned. Every exer- blow, but it only staggered his adversary. In tion was made to save him, but in vain ; placing a second body blow, Dogherty was. and the body was not found at a late hit quickly on the head, and he went down. hour last evening.

5. Dogherty made another body hit, and 9th. The Thames is now nearly fro. it was returned on the head, as in the forzen, there being only a narrow channel mer round. A rally commenced, and Silin the centre of the river free from ice.

verthorne was knocked down by a blow

on his head. Two men walked on the ice yesterday

6. Dogherty was knocked down in the from Battersea bridge to Hungerford

commencement of a rally. stairs,

7. Dogherty appeared first at time, and 10th. BOXING.-SILVERTHORNE bit his adversary in the head with great AND DOGHERTY.-At half past twelve gaiety. Silverthorne made play by a disthe combatants set to, with Bill Gib tressed and awkward hit, and he received bons and Caleb Baldwin seconds to a right-handed facer. Silverthorne bored Silverthorne, whose weight was 11st.

in on a courageous rally: it was most san2lb., and Dick Hall and Powers for

guinary, as each exchanged hits for a mi

nute and a half. Dogherty's science gave Dogherty, whose weight was 10st.

him the advantage of the former part of Illb. Current betting was 5 and 7 to the rally, and a close ensued for the first 4 on Silverthorne.

time, and Silverthorne fell from weakness.

8. Silverthorne rallied, and Dogherty Round 1.-Sparring with caution. Dogh. put in a hard blow on the mouth; Silvererty made a right-handed hit, which was thorne, however, bored him down. returned, and a partial engagement took 9. Each sparred for wind; Dogherty place. A most courageous and sanguinary put in a body blow with much more force rally. commenced by mutual consent, in than could have been expected, and it was which the combatants stood and exchan- returned on the head, when Silverthorne ged hits for the space of two minutes, re- fell. gardless of the effects of the blows. Dogh 10. Silverthorne put in a dreadful hit erty's strait hitting gave liim some advan- as Dogherty was commencing a rally, tage, but the strength of Silverthorne's which knocked down his adversary blows was evident at the end of the round, 11. It was with difficulty Dogherty could and one in the throat of Dogherty was be got off his second's knee; but he went awful. Dogherty got the worst of the in with the courage of a Cribb, and fought rally, and fell by a blow, which decided under these disadvantages until he was first blood and first knock down.-Two to knocked down, and the fight was supposed one on Silverthorne.

to be over. -2. Dogherty, embarrassed by the forci- 12. Dogherty was brought again to the ble blows he had received, hit short with scratch, and again made play, in a doubled his right hand at the body, and Silverthorne state, and the combatants managed a rally put in a blow with quickness on the head, in a state of weakness unparalleled. They which again brought his adversary down. had strength to stand, without the power Three to one.

of hitting, although within length; but 3. Silverthorne made a good stop, and Silverthorne recovered sufficient to knock another rally as courageous as in the first down his adversary, which prevented his round ensued. Silverthorne followed and appearing again to time. bored his adversary to all parts of the ring, After the battle, Dogherty was in a state but receiving Dogherty's science about the which excited great alarm. He was bleedhead. Silverthorne threw several blow sing from every channel, and apparently

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