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man of that name who keeps an infa. tion for various periods. A male convict, mous house in Calton, proved the robbery. on receiving sentence of seven years' transDuring the trial, which was extremely portation, looked round to his advocate, tedious, the prisoners behaved in the most and said, “ We may thank you for that, disgusting manner, and on M‘Williams re- you d-d ." Another, a female, sentiring from the bar, John Connor cried tenced to transportation for fourteen yenrs, out, " The woman has par-jured herself." exclaimed, “I am much obliged to you, M'Guire stated the progress of the gang, my Lord; I hope the trade will be rather and having finished his evidence, which better there than it is here." was most distinct and candidly related, of Dreadful Fire at York. About twelve the part he had taken in the affair, received o'clock, on the night of Wednesday the an admonition from the bench, during 11th instant, the mill belonging to Messrs which Connor said, " That this witness Simpson, corn-factors, &c. in York, was would shortly be in hell;" and when he discovered to be on fire, and in two hours was in the act of retiring, when passing nothing was left but the bare walls. The the bar, Connor drew himself up apparent- dwelling-house and a warehouse were forly with the determination of kicking him tunately preserved, owing to a change of as he passed, about the bottom of the wind after the fire broke out. Upwards of belly; but he was anticipated so far by 300 bags of flour and about 400 quarters Grant, who struck M'Guire a severe blow of oats were destroyed. The stock of wheat on the side of the head. This caused a was nearly all in the warehouse that escapconsiderable ferment in the Court. Their ed. The books were all saved. No lives Lordships caused Grant to be taken pro- were lost by the fire ; but about noon on per care of, and stated, that if he made any Thursday, one of the gable ends of the mill such attempt he would be put in irons dur- fell down, and buried several persons, asing life. The Jury retired for a few searbled as spectators, in the ruins; one of minutes, and brought in an unanimous whom, a fine boy about 15 years of age, verdict finding all the prisoners guilty of son of Mr Walker, plumber and glazier, stouthreif. T'he Lord Justice Clerk then on the Bridge, was killed on the spot, and addressed the prisoners in a very impressive a girl about 7 years old had her skull fracmanner, and sentenced them to be exécut- tured, in consequence of which she has ed on the 8th of November. They preserv- since died. Six or eight others are so ed, during his Lordship's address, the much injured, that they are not expected same hardened indifference as during the to survive ; and several had limbs broken, trial; and on being taken from tlie bar, &c. Colgan exclaimed, “ You old you'll be: 14.-Allan Ramsuy. Sometime ago a in hell before me.” Connor said, “ God subscription was begun among the ad. be thanked, I've got a month to live before mirers of Genius in Edinburgh, for erect. I kick the bucket.”
ing a monument in the Greyfriars Church. William Scott, painter, charged with as. yard to the memory of the celebrated saulting Charles Hugh Lyle Tinling, Ensign Scottish poet Allan Ramsay. A tablet in the 13th regiment, in Trongate Street, is now placed on the south wall of the on the evening of 28th June last, pleaded Western Greyfriars Church, between those Not Guilty.--After à trial of some length, erected to the memory of Professor Mac. the Jury returned a verdict of guilty, in so laurin and Dr Blair. The tablet to the far as the prisoner did forcibly and violent. memory of Ramsay contains the following ly lay hold of Ensign Tinling's sword, inscription :- :. and attempt to break it; but, from the
In this Cemetery good character of the pannel, reçoin mend.
Was interred the Mortal Part ed him to the mercy of the Court. The
of an Immortal Poet, Lord Justice-Clerk, on passing sentence,
ALLAN RAMSAY, observed, that no Magistrate, or any other
Author of the Gentle Shepherd, and other person, had a right to deprive an officer of
admirable Poems in the Scottish Dialect. his arms, and that the violent seizure, by
He was born in 1636, and died in 1758. the prisoner, of Ensign Tinling's sword, was the cause of his receiving so many
No sculptur'd marble here, no pompous blows from behind, as it was out of his
lay, power to defend himself. He was senten. No storied Urn, no animated Busto ced to three months' imprisonment, and This simple Stone directs pale Scotia's way, afterwards to find security of L. 60 to keep
To pour heri sorrows o'er her Poet's dust. the peace for three years thereafter. Tho' here you're buried, worthy Allan,
The Court continued sitting here for We'll near forget you, carty Callan; four days, during which time many other for while your Soul lives in the sky, convictions took place, chiefly for thefts, Your Gentle Shepherd ne'er can die. housebreaking, or ossault ; which were Prison-Breaking and Murder.- On the followed by corresponding degrees of pun- 10th instant, as the under jailor of the ishment, fronı imprisonment to transporta. prison at Dunifries was in the act of conveying dinner to the prisoner under sen- Saturday contains a proclamation, adnoun. tence of death, he was assaulted on the cing, that a new coinage of half crowns has stair-case by two of the felons who had been deliverert to the Bank of England. been allowed to go into what is called the On the obverse impression is a portraiture of Cage, for the benefit of fresh air, knocked his present Majesty, with the inscription down with a large stone sewed up in the Georgius IIII., D. G. Britanniar : Rex, corner of a blanket, desperately cut, and ri. F. D.; and on the reverse, the enşigns are fled of the keys. The villains lost no time morial of the kingdom, contained in a in effecting their escape by the aid of the shield, surmounted by a royal crown, the key of the street door ; but one of them rose, thistle, and shanirock, being placed has already been apprehended and recom- round the shield. mitted to his cell. The unfortunate jailor 26.- Biospheinous Publications. On the died between the tours of nine and ten the 23d instant, in the Court of King's Bench, same evening, his skull having been des- Londen, Thomas Davidson, a bookseller, perately fractured, and one of his eye-balls of Duke Street, Smithfield, was found entirely forced out of the socket by the vio. guilty of publishing blasphemous libels in lence of the stroke. Previously to his de- the Republican and Deist's Magazines. cerise he stated that both the villains struck The defendant conducted his own defence; him, being similarly armed with stones and was fined in several penalties by the tied up in a stocking and a piece of blanket. Judge (Best) for making use of irreligious The name of the prisoner who has escaped expressions. Mrs Carlile, of Fleet Street, is David Hagart, a well known character was also found guilty of publishing extracts in Edinburgh, who some time ago broke from the works of Tom Paine. Sentence the jail of Leith, while confined there on a was not pronounced on the defendants. charge of robbery.
'Anniversary of St Crispin.---After a 20.-Execution. On the 18th, Edward Ipse of 44 ycars, the procession in celebra. MRory was executed at Dumfries, pursu. tion of this anniversary was revived in Edinant to his sentence at the last Circuit Court, burgh yesterday, in which upwards of 600 for assaulting and robbing Hugh Galla- of the sons of Crispin joined. From tep gher, on the 14th of June last, at the Carse till nearly twelve o'clock coaches were driv. of Slaiks, between Gatehouse and Cree. ing down to Holyroodhouse, filleu with town, Galloway. He persisted in denying brothers of this ancient order. His Majesty his being guilty of the criine for which he the King of the Crispins drove down in an was about to suffer, although it had been elegant landeau, drawn by six beautiful so clearly proved against him. He was a greys, and driven by postillions in scarlet pative of Ballybreck, Ireland, and about 31 liveries. The main body of the brethren years of age. It is said he acknowledged, were drawn up under the piazzas, and tlie when in prison, that both his father and procession was marshalled in the picture brother were hanged.
gallery, where the ceremony of coronation ** Fatal Accoilent.-On the afternoon of took place. The procession moved forward Tuesday the 17th, as the Rev. William from the Palace of Holyrood a little after Irving, some time minister of the Associate one o'clock; but such was the interest excongregation at Stranraer, was coming cited by this novel scene, that it was scarcefrom Auchterarder to Dunning, he stopt ly possible for the procession to penetrate to water his horse at a well, at the entry to through the crowds which filled the streets the market place; while the horse was in a broken and disorderly manner : it sucstooping to drink, the crupper of the sad. ceeded in getting up as far as the Exchange, dle broke, and the unfortunate man tumbe where the sons of Crispin took refuge, till led headlorg over the horse's' neck into the a strong guard of policemen and soldiers well, and was killed on the spot. 'Medical was provided to clear a way for it. After assistance was immediately obtained ; his an interval of more than an hour, it again neck, which was found to be dislocated, moved forward ; and proceeding by the was instantly reduced, but all attempts to Mound, paraded through several streets of restore animation of course proved ineffec- the New Town; returning by Leith Street tural. I t i
into Waterloo Place, where the brethren 1H 24. Birmingham Musical Festival. afterwards dined, and gave a ball in the
The success which has attended this festi. evening to their wives and sweethearts. val may be judged of from the following The dresses of the various characters in statement of the receipts. lists the procession were elegant and appropri.
Receipts at the Church L. 3733 2 6 ate. Those of the King and the Indian Ditto . Theatre, 3381 1.0 Prince were the most conspicuous. His Collections at the Church and
Majesty wore a coat of crimson velvet, Donations : . . . 1646 1 8 richly embroidered with gold lace, and over Received for Books, about , 300 O og it a rich satin robe trimmed with ermine;
the train of which was borne by nine pages,
L. 9060 5 2 neatly dressed in light blue coats and white * Silver Coinage.--The London Gazette of vests and trowsers. The Prince wore a
superb oriental dress, and his two support, women, and children were present, but no ers appeared in the same costume. The accident happened. Secretary of State was also arrayed in robes 17.-Dreadful Accident at Rochdale.corresponding with his high office. The On the termination of a fair, annually held Knights were dressed in black, with ele- here, it was determined to bait a bull for the gant velvet sashes of the same colour, bound amusement of a great number of persons, with crimson. The Lord Mayor wore a wh'ose tastes are as savage as their amuse-scarlet robe, trimmed with fur, and the ments are cruel ; and accordingly the ani. Aldermen, gowns and wigs, with white mal was tied, about one o'clock, to a stake wands. Sir Hugh was 'elegantly dressed at the edge of the river, near the bridge. in a black Velvet robe, embroidered with The radius of the cord was about six yards, silver lace, and trimmed with ermine. and the animal in making the circle was The Champion was clad in black armour, frequently three feet deep in water. The and had a very grim appearance. The bre- crowd collected to witness this sight exthren were all well dressed; each of them ceeds credibility ; and the number of penwore a neat apron, and many of them ele- . ple, on or near the bridge made it difficult gant sashes. The pageant upon the whole to pass. The sides of the river were also was a very splendid one; the only thing covered with spectators of every age and wanting to complete the effect was a proper sex; and many were seen near the bull up military escort, to repress the eager curio- to their middle in water, jumping with ecsity of the crowd.
stacy at the sport. At every revolution the
animal made to disengage himself from the NOVEMBER.
dogs, were seen people tumbling over each 7.-Murders at Greenock.- This day other, in mud and water, up to the knees; came on at Edinburgh the trial of Robert and the shouts of joy occasionally expressSurrage, John Dempsey, John Beck, Jo- ed could only have been equalled by the seph Elliot, Malachi Clinton, and Patrick yell of savages. This sport continued for Lynch, soldiers in the 13th regiment of foot, about three hours, when, shocking to reaccused of having, on the 30th day of July late, a considerable portion of the parapet Jast, discharged loaded guns from the win- wall, leading to the bridge, gave way, from dow of a house in Shannon's Close, Greethe extreme pressure of the crowd, and five nock, at sundry of the liegi:s, and in particu- persons were killed on the spot. The lar at Robert Simpson and Henry Pearson, stones composing this parapet are large, both of them quay watchmen at Greenock, (many are a yard in length and proporand at Archibald Morrison, mariner in tionably thick,) consequently they fell with Greenock; in consequence of which, these an overwhelming force. The pressure of three persons were mortally wounded, and the crowd near the bull was so great as to Simpson died on the spot, Pearson in about force numbers of spectators, along with the two hours, and Morrison about twelve stones, upon the unconscious people below. hours thereafter. Malachi Clinton, previ. One woman had her thighs broken, and a ously to the examination of witnesses, was young man had his arm completely cut dismissed simpliciter from the bar. At from his body ; besides numbers who were four o'clock next morning the Jury return, wounded in a manner too shocking to reed a verdict, finding Beck not guilty ; the late. indictment not proven against Elliot and 25.-Illuminations and Riots. We stated Lyach; and Surrage and Dempsey guilty in our last number, that London had been of the murder of Robert Simpson and illuminated three nights in consequence Henry Pearson, as libelled; but unani- of the abandonment of the prosecution mously recommending Surrage to mercy against the Queen ; and it since appears Surrage and Dempsey were sentenced to that the same feeling of satisfaction has be executed at Edinburgh, on the 13th of been displayed more or less, generally December
throughout the United Kingdom, in illumi. 9.--Execution. Yesterday the unfortu- nations, bonfires, ringing of bells, and nate men V-Colgan, Grant, Connor, and other marks of public rejoicings. In seCrosbie, were executed at Glasgow for veral places, however, considerable differhousebreaking and robbery. At five min ences of opinion have preyailed ; and in nutes past three o'clock they walked up to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other places, the scaffold with a firm step, attended by where the magistrates had interfered to the Rey. Mr Marshall of the High Church, prevent any public testimonies, consider. and the Rev. Mr Scott. Their behaviour able rioting took place. On the morning there was extremely decent and becoming of the 19th several placards were found After remaining a short time in earnest con- posted up in this city, inviting to an illu. versation and prayer with the above reverend mination in the evening. These were ingentlemen, they kissed each other, and tak- stantly torn down by the police, and in the ing farewell of their religious assistants, forenoon, the magistrates issued a procladropt the fatal signal, and were launched mation forbidding such a display; and prointo eternity. An immense crowd of men, mising protection to the inhabitants against
any attempts to compel them to it. Nota were accordingly made for her accommo. withstanding this, however, a partial illu. dation; and a multitude, never exceeded, mination commenced about six o'clock, in it is said never equalled, in number, asmost parts of the Old Town, and in some sembled in the streets of London on the inferior streets of the New Town, which, occasion. The Queen rode in procession, as the evening advanced, became more ge- accompanied by the following cavalcade, neral. About nine o'clock, riotous bands which was arranged by Sir Robert Wilof young men and boys assembled, and son: paraded the chief streets of the New Town, Three Trumpeters on horseback. demolishing, without opposition, the win.
Sir Gerard Noel. dows which were not illuminated. At an Stewards with white wands, four abrzast. early hour the corners of the bridges were
Three Trumpeters. taken possession of by a disorderly multi- Column of Gentlemen on horseback, four tude, and whenever a person of respectable abreast, about 700 in number. appearance passed, the cry got up, “ Off
Three Trumpeters. hats for the Queen," and such as had the
Sir Robert Wilson. temerity to refuse compliance, were imme. Stewards with white wands, four abreast. diately assailed with showers of mud and Her Majesty's carriage, surrounded by filth, not unfrequently accompanied by Gentlemen on horseback with white blows. In the afternoon, the magistrates wands, containing her Majesty, accomhad assembled a strong civil and military • panied by Lady Anne Hamilton. force at various points ; consisting of the Stewards with white wands, four abreast. Edinburgh volunteer infantry and cavalry,
Three Trumpeters." a part of the 7th dragoon guards, and the Gentlemen from the western parts of the high constables, and police of the city ; but county, on horseback, four abreast, this force was not called into action till
in number about 500. near eleven o'clock, when they soon cleared The Hon. Keppel Craven, her Majesty's the streets, but before this period, damage Chamberlain, was in the next carriage, had been done to windows and other pric and was followed by Mr Hobhouse, in fulí vate property, amounting to above L. 2000. Court-dress, in a private chariot. Fifty For their not fulfilling the promise of pro- horsemen followed, and a number of pri. tection held out to the inhabitants, while vate carriages, in which were several elesuch a powerful force was at their disposal, gantly-dressed females. As soon as her Ma. the magistrates have been by some persons jesty had passed through the gate at Hyde severely censured ; while others approve of Park Corner, the eastern division of horse. their forbearance, and consider that by it men, who had formed in Piccadilly, took the greater danger was avoided by not the lead to conduct her Majesty as far as bringing the military in contact with the Temple-bar, the Hammersmith division fall. mob, until the feelings of the latter had ing into the rear. The number of carbeen allowed to vent itself in the work of riages which now joined the procession was destruction. Leith was, on the same even. considerable, and the pedestrians beyond ing, partially illuminated, and many of all calculation. From Hyde Park to St those who did not choose to do so were Paul's, the streets presented one solid mass * visited in a similar manner. A few win- of people, and every window, from the dows were again lighted up in Edinburgh basement to the attic, and even the top of next night, but all was quiet.
the houses,' were filled with spectators. DECEMBER.
The procession passed along St James's. THIE QUEEN.--Her Majesty, since the Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur-Street, and the · withdrawing of the Bill of Pains and Penal. Strand, amidst the waving of handkerties, has received numerous addresses of chiefs and the cordial cheers of countless Congratulation from various parts of the thousands. country.
Her Majesty was received at the church The Hon. Keppel Craven, one of her by the Lord Mayor, and entered it leaning Vice-Chamberlains, has written to Lord upon his arm. Archdeacon Bathurst had Liverpool, demanding a Royal Palace for come to London on purpose to preach beher Majesty, to which his Lordship repli. fore the Queen ; but notice was sent that ed, that he had laid the demand before the the Dean of St Paul's would not allow serKing, but had not received any commands mon on the occasion. Her Majesty was on the subject. In consequence of this de- scarcely seated when the service commen. mand, a project has been suggested in ced. Her Majesty knelt a great part of the
London, of building a Royal Palace for time. Her veil nearly half covered her face. - her Majesty, by subscription; and con- Next to her, on the left, sat Lady Anne
siderable sums have been actually given Hamilton and Mr Hume, on the right Sir by individuals for this purpose.
R. Wilson and Mr Hobhouse. Below her Her Majesty having intimated her in- Majesty stood Mr Keppcl Craven, opposite tention of attending divine servive at St to her sat the Lord Mayor, Aldermen Paul's on the 29th ultimo, preparations Wood, Waithman, and Sheriff Williams, VOL. VII.
and Alderman Wood's two daughters. The the prayers ended, and her Majesty and Queen's name was omitted in the Liturgy, the Lord Mayor retired ari in arm. Her but no notice was taken of the omission by Majesty drove off amidst the shouts of the the congregation. At forty minutes past one multitude.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
II. ECCLESIASTICAL. Oct. 18. Mr George ('orsan, ordained minister of the Relief Congregation, Hawick.
Nov. 11. Rev. Robert Kirkwood, presented to the Church and Parish of Holywood.
16. The Rev. David Cannan, adinitted minister of Mains and Strathmartine.
23. Rev. James Wallace, to be assistant and successor to the Rev. Dr D. Lamont, minister of Kirkpatrick-Durham,
-Rev. John Jaffray, presented to the Chuch and Parish of Dunbar.
Rev. Robert Gordon, to the Chapel of Ease, St Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh.
-Rev. John Glegg, to the Church and Parish of Bervie.
29. Rev. Johu Moore, to the Archdeaconry of Exeter.
-Rey. James Wood, D, D. to be Dean of the Cathedral Church of Ely.
III. MILITARY. 5 Dr. G. Lt, Griffiths, fm, h. p. 79F. to be Qua. Mast. vice Cochran, h. p..,
i9th Oct. 1820 Lt. Caulfield, Capt. by purch, vice Ferguson, ret.
9th Nov. Cornet Langley, Lt, by purch. do.
C. W. Webster, Cornet by purch. do. 10 Dr. Lt. Cartwright, Capt. by purch. vice Floyd, 11 Dr.
16th do, Cornet Earl of Wiltshire, Lt. by purch.
do. T. Wood, Cornet by purch, do. Capt. Sir H. Floyd, Bt. fm. 10 Dr. Maj.
by purch. vice Childers, prom. do, H. Ross, Cornet by purch. vice Gooch, prom.
19th Oct. Lt. Baker, Capt. by pur. vice Bt. Maj. Weyland, ret.
do. Cornet Tuite, Lt, by purch. do. Sir T. W. White, Bt. Cornet by purch. Bt. Lt. Col. Wilson, Lt. Col. by purch. vice Werge, ret.
25th Mar. Bt. Maj. Sale, Maj. by purch. do. Lt. Robinson, Capt. by purch. do. Cornet Raven, Lt. by purch, do. J. Vernon, Cornet by purch. vice Kierulf, prom.
21th Sept. Gr. Gds. Lt. and Capt. Higginson, Capt. and Lt. Col. by purch. vice Colquitt, ret.
26th Oct. Ens. and Lt. Long, Lt. and Capt. by purch.
do. Ens. and Lt, Greenwood, fm. h. p. Eris. and Lt. by purch.
do. Lt. and Capt. Barnett, Capt. land Lt.
Col. by purch. vice Col. Hamilton, ret.
do. Ens. Gossip, Lt. and Capt. by purch.
do. J. R. Barker, Ens, and Lt. by purch.
Lt. Billing, Capt. vice Galbraith, 4 R. Vet. Bn.
19th Oet. 1820. Ens. Bruce, Lt.
do. W. H. Church, Ens. Lt. Hair, Capt. vice Williamson, 8 R.
do. J. B. Dalway, Ens.
do. J. Le Merchant, Ens, vice Lord S. Lennox, 28 F.
26th do. Ens. Cornwall, fm. 38 F. Lt. by purch.
vice Brooksbank, 26 F. 19th do. Lt. Stewart, Capt. vice M Laren, 8 R. Vet. Bn.
9th Nov. Ens. Dickson, Lt.
do. B. F. Noyes, Ens.
do. Capt. Magennis, fm. 37 F. Capt. vice Moriarty, h. p. 71 F.
19th do. Ens. Mountsteven, Lt. vice Wilkinson, dead
26th do. Ens. Lord S, Lennox, fm. 10 F. Ens.
25th do. Bt. Lt. Col. Grant, fm. h. p. 11 F. Maj. vice Phillott, canc.
16th Nov. Capt. Barrallier, fm. h. p. 71 F, Capt. vice Magennis, 28 F
19th Oct. H. Grimes, Ens. vice Cornwall, 24 F.
do, J. S, Torrens, Ens. vice Vassall, 50 F.
26th do. Ens. Johnson, Lt, vice Lenn, 10 R. Vet. Bn.
2d Nov. J. G. Bedinfield, Ens.
do. Capt. Mitchell, fm. 92 F. Capt, vice Ellis, h. p. York Chass.
do. Lt. Patterson, Capt. vice Mitchell, 7 R. Vet. Bn.
19th Oct. Ens. Tudor, Lt. J. B. Ross, Ens.
do. J. S. Torrens, Ens. vice Nicolls, 72 F.
26th do. Ens. Vassall, fm, 38 F. Ens. vice Torrens, cancelled
do. Lt. Elliott, Capt. vice Beardsley, ret.
9th Nov. W. J. P. Gore, Ens. vice Brown, prom.
26th Oct. F. Fortune, Ens. vice Douglas, res.
25th Mar. J. Donnithorne, Ens. vice Mathison, dead
220 Dec, 1819. Surg. Mackesey, fm. 62 F, Surg, vice
Burrell, dead . 12th Oct, 1820. Ens. Eliot, Lt, vice Baynham, dead
7th Dec. 1819. Ens. Empett, Lt. by purch, viee Horton, 81 F.
5th Oct. G. Strangways, Ens. by purch. do. Ensign Nicolls, fm. 50 F. Ens. vice Enery, res.
26th do. C. A. Vallencey, E 5. by purch. vice Arbuthnot, 4th F.
19th do. Ens. Campbell, Lt. vice Morrison, 9 R. Vet, Bn.
26th do. A. Brown, Ensign
do. Lt. Horton, fm. 71 F. Capt. by purch.
vice Bowles, ret. Ens. Oakley, Lt. vice Armstrong, 10 R. Vet. Bn.
19th do. E. Harrison, Ens. Lt. Carroll, Capt. vice Turner, 10 R. Vet. Bn.
do. Ensign Reade, Lt.
do. R. R. Harris, Ens.
do. W. Thomas, Ens. vice King, prom.
Ist Aug. 1814. Capt. Noel, fm. h. p. York Chas. Capt. • vice Mitchell, 19 F. Nov, 2d 1820.
n. fin. 71 F. Capt. " 5th do.