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to present his blunderbuss, his arm 26th.-On Thursday, a party of being broken. He would not tell his the Wexford militia, consisting of a name, and desired he might be thrown corporal and four men, on their return into a ditch, and the dirt thrown over after escorting a deserter from Clon. him, and nothing said about it. He mel to Fermoy, were attacked in their died soon after, and the body was con- way to Cloghean by a multitude of veyed to Dundrum. He proved to country people, some of whom were be Edmund Ryan, of Donohill, flax. provided with fire-arms, and the redresser, a deserter from Sir Thomas mainder furnished with cudgels, stones, Fitzgerald's regiment, and one of the &c. They instantly demanded the most determined wicked fellows in the arms from the military, and proceeded country.
to enforce their order with all their Vast crowds came to view the body force, when the soldiery were at length on Monday, which was permitted, in obliged, in self-defence, to fire on their hopes it might have a proper effect on assailants, of whom three were mortal. the people. Lord Hawarden, who was ly wounded. at Mr William Cooper's, at Cashel, Early on Monday morning, the hobeing sent to early that day, came nourable Mr Verson's game-keeper, out, and took a party of the Ballintem- accompanied by two assistants, surpri. ple cavalry, with Mr William Cooper, sed a gang of poachers in one of the a magistrate, and scoured the country, woods of Stainbro' Park, Yorkshire, as far as Cappagh, after the runaways, shooting pheasants. The villains im. until a late hour that night, and also mediately fired upon them, and woundthe next day, but without success. ed the three-the game-keeper in his The friends of the deceased having ap. hand, the landlord of the inn at Slainplied to his lordship for the body, he bro' dangerously in the back, and the said he would give it up if the girl was third man in the arm (so that it has sent home by Wednesday; which not been found necessary to amputate it), being done, his lordship brought out and then escaped, a guard of the Fermanagh from Cashel, A most daring attempt was made and had the body conveyed to Cashel, by a party of country people at Clonand buried near the jail.
deralaw Bay, to take possession of the 25th. A horrid murder was com- American ship Romulus, on the night mitted in the night of Tuesday se'n- of the 8th instant. They assembled night, near Causheen, county of Clare, at about ten in the evening, to the on James O'Brien : the deceased, in amount of between two and three huncompany with his son, returning to- dered, and commenced a firing of mus. wards home, was fired at by some un, ketry, which they kept up at intervals known assassin, who lay in conceals for three hours; when, finding a steady ment for him, near his own dwelling, resistance from the crew and guard of when the unfortunate man received the yeomanry, which had been put on the contents of a loaded musket, and in- vessel on her first going ashore, they stantly fell ; but the murderers not retired. The shot they fired appeared being satisfied that he was dispatched, to be cut from square bars of lead and having heard him utter some sen- about half an inch in diameter. One tences, they immediately approached of these miscreants dropped, and was him (the son having departed for as- carried away by his companions. sistance), and with savage brutality, 27th.-- EDINBURGH.--High Court before they retired, nearly severed the OF JUSTICIARY.-On Monday came head from the body.
on the trial of James M-Arra, ironslitter, late in the employment of prisoner had walked up and down the Messrs Caddel and Company, Cra. place about two minutes, with his hand mond, accused of the murder of Alex. in his vest pockets, he approached the ander M·Arra, his own brother, on deceased, and said " Sandy, you have the 10th day of November last. struck me; now, G-dd-n it, you'll
Richard Rennie, clerk to Messrs account for it.” On saying this, he Caddell and Company, deposed that, went and brought a large pair of furon the evening of the 10th of Novem. nace tongs which were lying in the ber last, while passing the slit-mill at place, with which he drove at the deCramond, he heard a noise, as of quar. ceased, who was still sitting on the relling ; and, on going into the work, bench, and hit him 'in the belly. On he found the prisoner challenging this the deceased attempted to get up, Thomas M'Arra, his brother, for al. but he was driven back by a second lowing one of the furnaces to go push ; on which Aitkenson rushed fora wrong. Thomas having gone out, re- ward, and while attempting to prevent turned again with the deceased, Alex. farther mischief, the prisoner drew in ander MArra, when the prisoner ask the tongs to shorten his hold, and ed Alexander whose fault it was that struck the deceased with them on the the furnace had gone wrong ?-To face. The tongs being taken from the this Alexander replied, that it was no prisoner, he attempted to strike his other person's fault but his, meaning brother with his fist, but this was prethe prisoner. On this the deceased vented ; and the deceased having got immediately sat down on a bench, very weak, he fell to the ground, tearwhile the prisoner continued bawling ing, in his fall, the breast of the priout in a great passion, against both his sorter's coat, which he had laid hold brothers, respecting the furnace. The of towards the end of the struggle. deceased then said to the prisoner, that, After lying on the ground about 15 if he were not his brother, he would minutes, the deceased was carried to turn him out of the place; and, some his father's house, where he died on time after, in consequence of the noise the fourth day thereafter. Being inand bawling continuing, the decea- terrogated by Mr Jeffrey, for the pri. sed rose up to turn the prisoner out at soner, witness stated, that the prisoner the door, as witness supposed; but he and the deceased were both in liquor was prevented from doing this by Ca- at the time of the accident; that they leb Aitkenson, one of the workmen, were both a little quarrelsome, but the who was present. The deceased, how- deceased was more so than the prisoner. ever, got up a second time, and on go. Caleb Akenson, referred to by the ing towards his brother, who was still preceding witness, corroborated his making a great noise, he struck him testimony : he also stated, that after with his open hand, his other being in observing it was a shame for brothers his breast, which knocked off the pri- to be quarrelling in the manner they soner's hat, and caused his teeth to did, the prisoner told the deceased bleed a little. The deceased then sat that he was a rascal and a villain, and down again, when Aitkenson put on almost immediately thereafter, in about his hat, and observed that it was a the space of a minute, ran for the furshame for two brothers to quarrel in nace tongs, with which the mortal that manner. Witness thought, in blow was inflicted.' Being examined consequence, that there would have on the part of the prisoner, witness been no more of the matter, but in this stated, that the blow given to the prihe was disappointed ; for, after the soner by the deceased seemed to be a hard blow, but it did not knock him way met the deadly blow, it would down. The prisoner at first had been then have been a case of culpable ho. blamed for the fault in the furnace; micide only; but, considering the nabut after the death of his brother, it ture of the provocation; that the imhad been taken down, and it turned pulse which actuated the prisoner was out that he was not to blame.
not instantaneous ; that he had time James Ritchie corroborated the evi- to cool and think before he seized the dence of the preceding witness. fatal weapon—the conduct that follow
Two surgeons concurred in stating, ed could only be attributed to revenge, that the deceased's death was occa- to a foul intention to commit murder. sioned by the blow which he had recei- As to the plea of self-defence, conclu. ved on the head.
ded his lordship, there was not the After the prisoner's declaration was least ground for it, as it had been disread, several witnesses were examined tinctly proved that, before the prisonon his behalf, who all concurred in er seized the tongs, the quarrel with stating, that the deceased was of a him and his brother had ceased, and quarrelsome disposition : that he had therefore, he had no occasion to fear frequently struck the prisoner, with any bodily harm-the only plea which out any blows being returned ; and could be urged with success in a case that they considered the prisoner to of this nature. be a peaceable and quiet member of The jury returned a verdict of culsociety.
Ja p able homicide. Lord Justice Clerk, in summing up This day the Lord Chancellor and the evidence, said, that he could not Mr Perceval had an interview with pretend to know what might be the the King at Windsor. His Majesty, verdict of the jury; but this be con- upon their entrance, delivered himsidered himself bound to say, that if self to the following effect : “ I am they brought in a verdict of total ac- glad to see you, my Lord Chancel. quittal, as had been called for by the lor, and I am happy in saying, that counsel for the prisoner, it would be I can see your features almost as well a sorrowful acquittal for the people of as ever I did. I cannot see Mr Perthis country. The case before them ceval so distinctly; but I observe his was either a case of murder, or of cul- back is to the window." Upon ap. pable homicide of the highest degree, proaching the window, Mr Perceval It was only by a minute examination turned, and a full light falling on his of all the circumstances attending it, face, his Majesty is said to have add. that the nature of the crime could be ed, " Aye, now I see Mr Perceval's properly ascertained, and it was to features distinctly.” these alone the jury were called to 28th.-On Monday last, an inquest look. [Here his lordship entered in- was held at Benwell colliery, near to a strict analysis of the evidence.] Newcastle, on the body of James HeIt was his duty, continued his lordship, ron, pitman, who was killed in a quarto tell the jury, that by the law of rel by John Walton, on Saturday this country the present was a case of se’nnight. The deceased and Walton murder. The provocation pleaded had assembled along with other pitwas not such as to justify the weapon men to be bound, and in the course of that had been made use of. Had the the afternoon they had been disputing prisoner struck with his fist, or had about their work. Going home tothe deceased, in the scuffle, fallen back wards the evening, and still quarrel. upon the furnace tongs, and in either ling, when they came to the door of Walton's house, they had a scuffle, ving taken something, but she denied which lasted till they got into the it. So convinced, however, was he of house, and then Heron getting clear the fact, that he insisted on her being of Walton, snatched up the poker, searched, and for that purpose went to and struck both him and his wife. call the housekeeper. As he was goWalton, enraged, asked his wife for ing into the back room, he observed his bayonet ; but it not being in the the young lady stoop down. He then way, she imprudently gave him a large got her up stairs into the dining-room, knife, with which, in his passion, he where the housekeeper searched her, stabbed Heron. The jury, after an and reported to the shopman, that she investigation, which lasted from half could not find any thing upon her, ex. past nine in the morning till half past cept the silk she had purchased. He, seven at night, (10 hours returned a however, persisted that she must have verdict of wilful murder against John something which she had stolen upon Walton, who is committed for trial. her. The housekeeper proceeded, in
On Friday forenoon, while a poor consequence, to search her under her labouring man was assisting in taking clothes, and found a roll of silk. On down one of the old tenements in the this discovery she burst into tears, fell Luckenbooths, Edinburgh, part of on her knees, and entreated for mercy. the building gave way, by which he A messenger was dispatched to Bow. was so much bruised, that, although street for an officer, Humphreys arrimedical assistance was instantly procu ved in a short time, and proceeded to red, he died in twenty minutes after search her again, and found in her bo. he was carried to the Royal Infirmary. som a 21. and a 1 l. bank note; but no. He has left a widow, who is now preg- thing of a suspicious nature. She ennant, and eight children, the eldest of treated forgiveness in the most pathe whom is about twenty-two years of tic and distressing language, assuring age, and is insane, and the family are them it was her first offence, and that in the most abject poverty. A sub- she was of a respectable family; the scription for their relief is set on foot. prosecutor, however, told her she was
Bow-STREET.-On Friday evening in the custody of an officer, and she a young female of very interesting ap- must go before a magistrate. A most pearance, and from the elegance of her affecting scene then took place : she manners, and style of dress, apparently fainted, and fell on the floor. Hum. of high rank and fashion, underwent a phreys could not move her till he final examination on a charge of shop- threatened to carry her out. He conlifting. The circumstances of her de. veyed her to the office in a coach. On tection were as follows:
her examination, she said her name On Tuesday afternoon, soon after 4 was Willes, and that she lived in a o'clock, when it was dusk, she went court in Holborn. Humphreys ento the shop of Mr Geare, silk-mercer, quired there for her, but was informed in Hollywell-street, in the Strand, and no such person lived there. I purchased silk to the amount of six. At her examination, on Friday, Mr teen shillings, in payment of which she Nares reprobated her conduct, in gitendered a one-pound Bank of Eng- ving a false name and residence : when land note. As the shopman was turn- she acknowledged the charges in a ing round to get change, he observed flood of tears, and said she had done something move on the counter, which so to avoid the exposure of her family excited his suspicion ; and giving her and herself. There being nothing, the change, he charged her with ha- however, to bring the charge home but