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in the Royal Infirmary. Mrs Ross's ed into eternity at twenty-five minutes testimony, as far as regarded what took past two o'clock. place out of her own house, was corro. licu COURT OF JUSTICIARY.borated by other witnesses, and the Jury Yesterday Samuel M*Menemy was callfound the husband Guilly. The Courted to the bar, to receive the judginent of were of opinion that a inorc brutal and the Court, he having been found Guilty, savage case had never com: before it, on his own confession, at the last Glas. and Ross, who is a man above seventy gow Circuit, of several acts of falsehood, years of age, was sentenced to trans. fraud, wilful imposition, cuzenage, brvachi portation for life.
of trust, and embezzlement; the case was 24.-James Sime was convicted of certificd lu this Court for punishmen:. bigamy; but in consideration that he had Lord Meadowbank, who presided at the already suffered a long continerent, and trial, stated, that the prisoner had been other alleviating circumstances, be was indicted ou no less than eight different only sentenced to three months impri. charges, to the three last of which he had sonment.
pleaded Guilty ; and he had certified the 31.-Sclling blasphcmous pullications. case, that it might be duly weighed and -James AMeck, buokseller in Adam's considered by their Lordships. Lord Square, Edinburgh, was put to the bar, Hermand proposed that the prisoner accused of publishing and vending sedi should be coulined in the Bridewell of Lious and blasphemous publications. He Glasgow for twelve calendar months, and pleaded Guilty, and Mr Jeffrey address. kept to hard labour. The other Judges ed the Court in mitigation of punish expressed their concurrence, Lord Pitment. The learned Gentleman pleaded milly remarking, that, should those criincs the candid confession of the prisoner, happen again, it would then be the duty and as a proof of his contrition stated, of the Court to pronounce a heavier sen. that from the moment in which this
hich this tence. charge had been brought, he had abstain. Isabella Blinkhorn, or Cockcr, proprie. ed from carrying on his trade of book. tor of a caravan containing a show of seller, and had shut his shop altogether, moving figures, was accused of the murder and had offered satisfactory security to of her daughter, a girl of betwcen nine the Lord Advocate, that he would for and ten years of age, in the month of Ocever abandon the sale of the objection- tober last, at Johnstone, in the parish of able works. In consequence of these cir. Paisley. A number of witnesses were ex. cumstances, the Court only sentenced amined, from whose testimony it appeared, Affleck to three months imprisonment, that the body of the girl had been found and to find security for the space of three in the river Cart, bundled into a sack, on years in the penalty of £.100.
the 9th of October ; that on the preceding JONE.
day, several individuals heard cries pru. 8.-E.xecution.--Yesterday John M cceding from the waggon, and knew that Creevie, who was convicted at the Glas the girl was missing next day. The mo. gow Circuit of breaking into Mr Shep ther, when shown the body, denied its berd's house at Springyale, and striking being that of her daughter ; and as the him while in his bed with a crow-bar, and Court would not permit the examination robbing the house, was executed there in of the prisoner's son, a very young boy, front of the Court-houses. Being led to who was said to be the only eye-witness the foot of the scaffold by the officers, he of the murder, there was no evidence to shook hands with Bailie Anderson and convict the prisoner. The trial lasted to Mr Cleland, at the same time saying, “I a late hour ; and this morning, at ten am innocent-I am innocent." At this o'clock, the jury returued a verdict of Not time he fell into an apparent stupor, and Proven. She was of course dismissed nearly fell down, but was supported by from the bar. the officers. After having a little recover. 15.-Murder. This day, William ed, he ascended the platform with sup. Devan, or Divinc, from Glasgow, charged port, and the rope being adjusted, the with the wilful murder of his wife, was Rev. Mr Muir offered up, on his behalf, placed at the bar, and pleaded Not Guilty, a most impressive prayer, at the end of the five Judges being present. The de. which he appeared to be again falling, clarations of the prisoner were duly idenwhen the officers supported him. Haying tified, as were also the bloody razor, and recovered a little, he prayed for some several other articles which were found time in a muttering manner, but after. ncar the deceased after the murder. The wards he spoke in a loud and firm voice, direct testimony against the prisoner was calling upon his Maker to extend mercy that of a boy, who was too young to be to him ; he then bowed to the multitude Sworn, and a man who lived in the neigh. and gave the signal, when was he launch bourhood. The onc dcclared that he
looked through a broken pane of the prie trial of Daniel or Donald Elphinstone, acsoner's window, and saw the prisoner cused of the murder of Mrs Croket, his Fitting beside his wife on a wee stool; and mother-in-law. To the charge of murder, that he saw him draw a razor across her the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty. The · throal, in the manner which he described principal facts of the case, were, that the with his hand on the throat of the macer; prisoner, on the 20th February, accidentand that she then fell backwards; and he, ally met his wife (who had been for some being frightened, ran up the stair above, time living in a state of adultery with a where he lived, and told what he had seen man named Mackintosh) at her mother's to his mother, who is since dead. The door, in Libberton's Wynd, Edinburgh ; other declared that he looked through the that some ill language passed between the same hole in the window, and saw the prisoner and bis wife, when the former prisoner dragging something along the threw a 1 Hb. weight at his faithless rib, ground from the window to the bed. Ac. and struck her on the hip. The wife then cording to other evidence, the body was came to the door calling out murder, and afterwards found in the situation to which the deceased coming up the Wynd at the the man said he saw this bundle removed, time, lifted up an empty water stoup, and there was a pool of blood in the place which she threw at the panel, who threw from which it had been dragged. There it back again, and also drew a clasp knife was other circumstantial evidence, which from his pocket, with which he stabbed proved that the prisoner had been at his Mrs Croket below the 10th rib, the pri. house, and that the door was locked soner saying, “ take that, and keep it as about the time when the crime is sup- a keep-sake for your daughter." In con. posed to have been committed. The ra. sequence of the wound, Mrs Croket died zor with which the fatal act was commit. on 9th March in the Infirmary. A num. ted was borrowed of a neighbour by the ber of tradesmen, with whom the prisoner deceased, at the request of her husband, had been employed as a painter, gave a short time before the atrocious deed him a most admirable character for sobri. Several witnesses were called for the prie ety, honesty, and industry. The Jurysoner, with a view to prove an alibi ; they being addressed by Mr Alison for the however were not all of them very decis prosecution-Mr Maitland for the pri. sive upon that point, and they differed re soner, the Lord Justice-Clerk sumined specting immaterial circumstances, which up the evidence at great length-returned disagreement was considered to shake the a verdict, finding by a plurality of voices credibility of their general testimony. The the prisoner Guilty of murder. The Court panel, in his declarations, also pleaded then sentenced the prisoner to be exealibi, and alleged that he had accompa. cuted at Edinburgh on the 28th July, nied his two sons to their work ; but his and his body to be given to Dr A. Monro counsel produced no evidence of this, al for dissection. He has since been respited though it was admitted to be competent during his Majesty's pleasure. for the sons, though under the age of pu. Johanna Rickaby was convicted, on her pilarity, to be called as evidence for the own confession, of various acts of swind. prisoner, but not for the Crown. The ling, and sentenced to 9 months' confineprisoner, in his declarations, relied chiefly ment in Bridewell. on the theory of suicide, but it was proved 25.-At the Surrey quarter sessions, by the Medical and other testimony, that last week, Captain L. C. O'Callagan, the deceased did not kill herself ; that the stated to be in the Spanish service, but oc. two wounds on her throat must have casionally acting at one of the minor thea. caused instantaneous death; and there. tres in London, was found guilty of an fore that the deceased could not have assault on the Rev. Mr Saurin, son of the removed from the situation where she Bishop of Dromore, by giving him a first fell, nor have placed the razor on the stroke with his own stick over the shoul. mantiepiece, where it was found ; nor ders. The parties were returning from a have exchanged her under garment, and visit to the discovery-ships at Deptford, concealed beneath the bed the shift which and the prosecutor being on horseback, was there found saturated with blood. took too great a liberty, as the Captain Mr D. M.Niell addressed the Jury for conceived, in staring repeatedly into a the Crown, and Mr Wighame for the carriage at Mrs Thelwall, and some la. prisoner. The Lord Jastice-Clerk sum. dies, who were under the Captain's care, med up the evidence, and the Jury he riding on the dickey. The scene took brought in a verdict of Guilly. His Lord. place at a turnpike gate on the road ; and ship, in a very impressive manner, pro. the parson gave the Captain his card, nounced on the panel the sentence of tearing off the word Rev., avowedly, as
he said, on his examination, with the 21.-Murder. This day came on the view of fighting him, if called upon! As
the assault was proved, the defendant without a house, were seen in the most was sentenced to one month's imprison. anxious state, watching over the little ment; which he is now suffering, with property that they had been able to save bread and water only for his diet, having from the general ruin. Among those under some misrepresentation, refused were some infirm old women and chil. the county allowance, with the view of dren, which completed this picture of finding his own provisions, and then too misery. A general subscription was im. late discovering that the alternative was mediately commenced for their relief. bread and water only. He petitioned the Except the house in which the fire com. Sessions, but they had no power to menced in the ground floor, the others interfere, the visiting Magistrates alone all caught flame at the top and burned being entitled to give directions in such downwards. The property of those in. matters. (Mr Denison his since given habiting the shops and lower flats was orders to allow Captain O'Callaghan what in consequence mostly saved. Among he pleases.)
them were Messrs Tait and Co. haber. 28.-Dreadful Conflagration.- About dashers; Mr Nelson, bookseller: Mr Fer. one o'clock in the morning of Thursday the guson, tobacconist ; Mr Brash, spirit-dea24th inst. a fire broke out in Edinburgh, in ler; Mr Budge, of John's Coffee-house ; the back premises of a spirit-dealer at the and Messrs Bell and Bradfute, booksel. head of the Royal Bank Close, High-Street, lers, the greater part of whose stocks which was more destructive than any were removed in safety. It is remark. calamity of the kind for a hundred years able that the buildings on the saine site before, having completely destroyed five were consumed in the year 1700, in a houses of six stories high, comprising most fearful conflagration which broke those well-known tenements over the ont in the Meal-Market, Cowgate, and piazzas leading into the Parliament Square, made its way to the High-Street. « By one house in the Square, and the one in a dreadful fire (says Maitland in his His. the Royal Bank Close, in which the fire tory of Edinburgh,) that broke out at originated, which last, with the one im. the north-eastern corner of the Mealmediately in front of it, were reduced to Market, about ten o'clock on Saturday a heap of ruins before three o'clock in the night, on the 3d of February, all that morning. The afternoon of Thursday magnificent pile of buildings (exclusive was far advanced before the devastating of the Treasury Room) in the eastern fury of the names received any sensible and southern sides of the Parliament check, and the engines continued to play Close, with the Exchange, were destroy. upon the smoking ruins at intervals the ed." About two years before this great three following days. The loss of property fire, the Scots Parliament, anno 1698, has been immense, notwithstanding that we are told,“ taking into consideration much of it was covered by insurance the great danger the Edinburghers were The loss of life has been almost miracu. exposed to by the excessive height of lously confined to that of one individual. their houses, both in respect to fire and The inhabitants of the two houses which falling, they enacted, that no building first suffered, entered by a common stair to be erected in the city thereafter shall in the Royal Bank Close, and although exceed five stories in height; the front the fire broke out at the dead hour of wall in the ground story to be three feet night, by the extraordinary intrepidity of in thickness, the second two feet nine a few individuals, they were all got out inches, the third two feet six, the fourth in safety, many of them naked. Alex. two feet three, and the fifth two feet." ander Chalmers, a town-officer, was Before this, the houses had been consi. tempted, after he had rescued a wife and derably higher, as we are informed that seven children, to make an endeavour to the house on the south side of the Par. recover some valuable papers which he liament Square, which was burnt down had in charge ; but on opening his door he in the great fire of 1700, was three sto was met by a body of fame which seized ries higher than the one which stands upon his clothes, and he was so dread. there at present, and which, at the back fully scorched, that he died in consequence part, is eleven stories high, being the yesterday morning. The upper flats of highest house in Edinburgh. the houses destroyed were inhabited mostly 28.--High Court of JUSTICIARY by poor people, most of whom lost every This day Jane Macfarlane was found thing but their lives. Others were en. Guilty of stealing from the person of abled to save part of their furniture and W. J. Brown a pocket book, containing effects, which were deposited in the Par- bank-notes to the amount of £.53, or liament Square. Here a most distressing thereby. Another woman, Margaret Muir, scene was exhibited in the course of was charged with the same crime, but not Thursday ; numbers of individuals, now appearing, was outlawed. The robbery
was committed on the North Bridge on since been sentenced to twelve months the night of the 24th of March, and Mr confinement in Bridewell.] Brown having misssd the pocket-book Daniel Mackenzie was found Guilty, immediately, seized the two women, and upon his own confession, of theft and held them till taken into custody by two housebreaking, but the libel having been police officers. They had thrown the restricted, and circumstances favourable book over the bridge, and it was found to the prisoner pleaded by his counsel, immediately under the spot where they he was sentenced only to hard labour in had been standing. The Court continued Bridewell for eighteen months. the diet against the prisoner. (She has
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &C.
I. CIVIL. June 2.-George, Earl of Morton, to be Lord. Lieutenant of the County of Mid-Lothian.
- John William Robert, Marquis of Lothian, to be Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Roxburgh.
II. ECCLESIASTICAL. May 25.--Mr William Nay ordained to the pastoral charge of the Relief Congregation, Toll. Cross, Glasgow.
June 2.-Rev. Alexander Stewart presented by the King to the Chureh and Parish of Cromarty, Facant by the death of the Rev. Robert Smith.
48 F. Ens. M.Kenzie, from h. p. Afr. Corps,
Ens. vice Grant, 58 F. “27 May 1824 54 Lieut. Moore, from h. p. 71 F. Lieut. vice Hawkins, 91 F.
20 do. Capt. Verity, from b, p. York Chass.
Capt. vice Kemp, 16 F. 27 do. Ensign Grant, from 48 F. Ensign vice Lett, h. p. Afr. Corps.
do Hosp. Assist. Lamond, Assist. Surg, vice Melvin, prom.
do. Lieut. Tempest, from 98 F. Lieut. vice Cornwall, 76 F.
19 June Ensign Lane, Lieut. by purch. vide Butler, ret.
3 June Lieut. Jordan, Adj. vice Duport, res. Adj.
20 May Surg. Bohan, from h. p. 23 F. Surg. vice Macnish, h. p.
do. Lieut. Forster, from h. p. Rifle Brig. Paymaster, vice Jones, dismissed
10 June Lieut. Pennington, from late 5 Vet. Bn.
Paym. vice Mackenzie, h. p. 20 May Quart. Mast. Serj. Agnew, Quart. Mast. vice Herring, ret. on full pay
17 June Lieut. Cornwall, from 60 F. Lieut. vice Grubbe, h. p.74 F.
10 do Capt. Blane, from 10 F. Capt. vice Bt.
Maj. Williamson, h. p. 28 F. 3 do. Assist. Surg. Whitney, from 85 F. Surg. vice Morrison, dead
17 do. Lieut. Hawkins, from 54 F. Lieut. vice
Berkeley, h. p. 71 F. 20 May . Surg. Conolly, from h. p. 5 W.I.R. Surg.
17 June Capt. D. Campbell, from h. p. 94 F.
Capt. vice Fox, cancelled 27 do. Lieut. Freebairn, from h. p. 74 F. Lieut. vice Tempest, 60 F.
10 June Lieut. Dunlevie, from h. p.65 F. Paym.
do Surg. Hibbert, from h. p. York L.l.v.
17 do Rifle Brig. Ist Lieut. Felix, Capt. by purch, vice Travers, ret.
20 May 20 Lieut. Irton, 1st Lieut. do. H. F. Beckwith, 2d Lieut.
do. 1 Vet. Bn. Capt Scott, from h. p. 26 F. Capt. vice Strangeways, ret. list
27 do. Bt. Maj. Lynch, from 63 F. Capt. vice Vandeleur, 10 F.
3 June Ensign Douglas, from h. p. 2 Gar. Bn. Ensign vice Boreham, ret. list do.
Unattached. Major Keane, from 7 Dr. Lieut. Col. of Inf. by purch. Lieut. Gen. Stovin, ret. 17 June 1824.
Staff Lieut. Nunn, from 59 F. Staff Adj. vice Gourlay, dead
Hospital Staff. Assist. Surg. Stewart, from h. p. 38 F. Assist. Surg. vice Hosp. Assist. Chambers, 64 F.
20 May 1824
III. MILITARY. Brevet * Capt. Colthurst, 97 F. Maj. in the Army
12 Aug. 1819 R. H. Gds. Hori. G. W. Forester, Cornet by purch.
vice Sir R. Hill, ret. 27 May 1824 2. Dr.G. F.C. Griffiths, Cornet by purch. vice
Duncombe, Gren. Gds. 17 June Lieut. Hume, from 15 Dr. Capt. by
purch. vice Langley, ret. 10 do. 7 Dr. Ensign Edwards, from 46 F. Cornet vice Aird, h. p. 10 F.
do. Capt. Shirley, 'Maj. by purch. vice • Keane, prom..
do. H. T. Lord Pelham, Cornet do. Gren. Gds. Cornet Duncombe, from 2 Dr. Gds.
Ensign and Lieut. by purch. vice Dou
glas, prom. Lieut. Smith, fromth. p. 21 F. Lieut.
vice Rafter, cancelled 27 May Lieut. Irving, Capt. by purch. vice Spink, 92 F.
3 June Ensign Heedly, Lieut.
do. D. W. 1. L'Ardy
do. Capt. Vandeleur, from 3 Vet. Bn. Capt. vice Blane, 90 F.
do. Assist. Surg. Chermside, from h. p. 7
Vet. Bn. Assist. Surg. vice Stewart,
do. Capt. Kemp, from 55 F. Capt. vice
Straker, h. p. York Chass. 27 May Bt. Lieut. Col. Gorrequer, Maj. by
purch. vice Percival, ret. 10 June Lieut. French, Capt.
do. Hosp. Assist. Ewing, Assist. Surg. vice Freer, removed from the Service.
3 do. Lieut. M.Pherson, Capt. vice Waldron, dead
25 March Ensign Carroll, Lieut.
do. J. F. Lonsdale, Ensign
27 May Lieut. Dyer, Adj. vice Lange, res. Adj.
do. Capt. Moore, from h. p. 40 F. Paym.
vice Phillips, dismissed 10 June W. Edwards, Ensign vice Swetonham,
res. Ensign Keiley, from h. p. 10 F. Ensign vice Edwards, 7 Dr.
10 do. VOL. XV.
27 May 1834
Assist. Surg. M.Leod, from b. p.78 F. Assist. Surg. Lieut. Rourke, 7 F.
7 June vice Hosp. Assist. M Niece, dead 25 May 1824 Cuthbertson, 48 F. drowned at Macquarrie
- Caldwell, from h. p. 51 F. Assist. Harbour, Van Diemen's Land 24 Dec. 1823 Surg. vice Lamonde, 60 F.
Roy, 69 F. Wallajahbad, Madras Hosp. Assist. Morgan, Assist. Surg.
27 Jan. 1821 J. Young, Hosp. Assist. vice Blair, dead 18 do. - - Mallet, late Invalids, Plymouth 1 June
- Watt, late 3 Vet. Bn. Jersey
4 do Exchanges.
--- Ingleby, h. p. 1 Dr. Lancaster 10 April
- K. Campbell, h. p. 74 F. Inverness Lieut. Col. Sir T. N. Hill, K.C.B. from Gren.
29 March Gds. with Lieut. Col. Ellison, h. p. Unatt.
-- Pyne, h: p. 2 Gar. Bn. Dublin 22 Jan. Cassidy, from 1 W. I. R. with Lieut.
Noble, h. p. 95 F. Rothsay 2 4 April Col. Browne, h. p. 6 W. I. R.
-- Cauchi, hip. R. Reg. of Malta, France Major Sweney, from I Dr Gds. rec. dift. with
15 Jan Major Delancey, h. p. 2 Ceylon Regt.
Ordioni, h. p. Corsican Rang. Corsica Nicolls, from 96 F. with Major White,
23 Sept. 1823 h. p. 24 F.
- De Vaux, h. p. Chass. Britain, Nantes Bt. Lieut. Col. Sir T. Reade, from 27 F. with
23 Feb. 1894 Capt. Franklyn, h. p. 24 F.
- Mackenzie, h. p. 1 Lieut. Dr. Ger. Leg. Capt. Paterson, from 8'Dr. with Capt. Knight, drowned at Hanover
9 June 63 F.
Ensign Woodburn, 46 F.
1 Feb - Dashwood, from Gren. Gds. with Capt. Dou.
Lisle, 83 F. Trincomalee, Ceylon glas, h. p. Unatt.
26 Nov. 1823 Lieut. Deacon, from 16 F. with Lieut. Murray, - Cumming, late 3 Vet. Bn. Edinburgh Ceylon Regt.
28 May 1824 -- Warren, from 41 F. with Lieut. Logan, Macpherson, late 3 Vet. Bn. Stromness, Rifle Brig.
2 Jane Ashe, from 41 F. with Lieut. Barnes, 65 F. - - Newman, h. p. 40 F, 22 Feb. 1892 Giffard, from 92 F. rec. diff. with Lieut.
Bornemann, h. p. 8 Line German Leg. Forbes, h. p. 18 F.
15 April 1824 - Harvey, from Cape Corps (Inf.) with Lieut. Adjutant Perry, h. p. 21 Dr.
29 May Ross, h. p. 60 F.
Quart. Mast. Paul, 87 F. on board the Abberton Ensign Nixon, from 44 F. with Ensign Dodgin, Indiaman
14 Feb. 66 F.
-- Holmes, late of Coldst. Gus. Hollo Ensign Kellett, from 48 F. with Ensign Smith, way
18 April h.p. 24 F.
--Coleman, h. p. 4 Dr. Gds. Carlow, Paym. Chitty, from 2 Dr. Gds. with Capt. Hay, Ireland
5 do h. p. 43 F.
- Hill, h. p. Depots
23 Feb Surg. Shorland, from 31 F. with Surg. Callow, 96 F.
Medical Department. - Jones, from 44 F. with Surg. Daunt, 58 F. Assist. Surg. Campbell, from Rifle Brig. with
Staff Surg. M‘Glashan, h. p. Glasgow May 1824 Assist. Surg. Armstrong, h. p.
Power, h. p. Bere Island 18 April
Staff Assist. Surg. Dr Wharrie, Ceylon Hosp. Assist. Farmer, with Hosp. Assist. Black Assist. Surs
8 Jan. wood, h. p.
Assist. Surg. Hoatson, Ceylon Regt. Ceylon
7 Nov. 1823 Resignations and Retirements.
Dr Menzies, h. p.21 Dr. India
25 Dec. Lieut. Gen. Stovin, from 17 F.
Meyer, h. p. 4 Vet. Bn. France Major Percival, 18 F.
5 Nov. Capt. Langley, 6 Dr. Gds.
Apoth. Fox, h. pi
May 1821 - Travers, Rifle Brig.
Price, h. p. London Lieut. Butler, 62 F.
Hosp. Assist. Picton, Africa
5 March Cornet Sir R. Hill, Royal Horse Gds. Ensign Sweetenham, 46 F.
Rev. Archdeacon Owen, Chaplain General to the Appointments Cancelled.
4 June 1824 Capt. Fox, 98 F.
Killed, Wounded, and Missing, of the Re.
gular Force in Action with the Ash.
antees on 21st January 1824, in the Removed from the Service.
West Wassa Country, Cape Coast
Castle, West Coast of Africa.
Brig. Gen. Sir Charles M'Carthy, wounded, taken Major General Du Plat, h. p. late Germ. Leg
prisoner, and afterwards killed. Hanover 19 March 1824
Wounded (slightly.) Lieut. Col. Johnston, h. p. Corsican Rang.
Lee, Royal Marines, Chatham May Capt. Rickets, 2 W. I. R. Maj. of Brig. Capt. Mackay, 48 F. Sydney, New South Wales Ensign Erskine, R. African Colonial Corps.
2 Dec. 1823 -- L'Estrange, R. Afr. Col. Corps, in Africa,
Missing, and supposed to have been afterfrom excessive fatigue 24 March 1894
wards killed. Quentin, h. p. ? Dr, Germ. Leg. Hanover Ensign Wetherell, 2 W. I. R.
20 May Dr. Beresford Tedlie, Surg. of 2 W. I. R.