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silver, and copper coins of the kingdon, The building of two new rooms for the were deposited within the stone. The Lord Lords Ordinary in the Court of Session has Provost and Magistrates, and a number of commenced, to the south of the outer-house. the Members of the Institution, were pre
A set of elegant plans, for improving the sent. The site of the new erection is on the Cathedral Church of St Giles, in this city, east of the old observatory ; it will be a neat were laid lately before the Magistrates and and elegant building. Council, drawn by Mr Arch. Elliot, archi. 7.-Bunff.—Yesterday, a head-court of tect. One plan is to have only two churches, this town had been called by the Magis. viz. the present High Church, and a similar trates, for the special purpose of submitting one to the west of it, where the present New to the consideration of the inhabitants, cerNorth Church stands, taking away that tain plans for the improvement and enchurch, the Tolbooth Church, and part of largement of the harbour, which had been the Old Church ; by another, to have three prepared by Mr Telford, under the direcchurches-the High Church, the Old Church, tion of the Parliamentary Commissioners and a new erection in place of the New for Highland roads, &c. which were una. North and Tolbooth Churches, with accom- nimously approved of, and the Magistrates modation for the General Assembly, Pres were authorised by the Court to contract bytery, &c. The designs are much admire with the Parliamentary Commissioners for ed, and, when carried into execution, will the execution of the work, and to borrow, be highly ornamental to the city.
upon the credit of the community, the sum The Incorporation of Mary's Chapel, the necessary to enable them to fulfil their en. Royal College and Incorporation of Sur- gagement. geons, and the Hammermen, of Edinburgh, 10.-A new sort of potato, called the bread and the Guildry Incorporation of Dun- fruit potato, from its uncommon productivedee,--have determined to oppose the bill ness, is getting rapidly into estimation. Mr now pending in Parliament, relative to the Inman of Spaxton, near Bridgewater, plantrevenues and expenditure of the royal ed last year, in the common way, in a heavy burghs.
soil, without manure, or any extra atten. The Earl of Hopetoun has subscribed fifty tion, two potatoes of that variety, weighing guineas to the Astronomical Institution. four ounces; the produce was 264 ounces,
Curious Attachment. There is at Bar- being an increase per acre (allowing six clay's Hotel, Adams' Square, in this city, sacks to be the proper quantity to seed an a hen which has been sitting the usual acre) of 396 sacks. Heligoland beans may time, but being deprived of her little family be cultivated with the bread fruit potato by the severity of the weather, she has at with success, by dropping about half a tached herself to a small pig that has been bushel per acre in the channels with the potaken from his natural protector, and she tatoes when planted, as they grow and ripen clucks round him, and shelters him under at the same time, without deteriorating the her wings, with paternal solicitude and ten crop of potatoes. derness. The little pig, grateful for this Now Plough.-A farmer at Ringway, peculiar favour conferred upon him, is e. in Lancashire, has completed a running qually attached to his adopted parent. plough, on which are a pair of rollers. At
The Freeholders and Commissioners of one operation it ploughs two furrows, laying Supply of the county of Perth, have agreed one to the right and the other to the left, to place a portrait of his Grace the Duke of and rolls two half-butts, leaving the surface Atholl in the new county-hall, as a testi- smooth even for the scythe. mony of respect and esteem for his charac 12.-On Friday night, in the House of ter, and for the eminent services he has ren Commons, the Scots Burgh Regulation dered to the county of Perth, and are to re Bill, with due regard to the universal voice quest his Grace to sit for that purpose. against it, was ordered to be read a second
4.-On Saturday, between three and four time that day six months. o'clock, the foundation stone of the new 13-On Wednesday the following disObservatory, for the Astronomical Institu. tressing accident happened at Coats, near tion on the Calton Hall, was laid with the Airdrie :-A number of men, employed in usual ceremonies. A list of the directors, taking down the gable of an old house, stacontributors, or members of the society, en tioned James Leggat to give the alarm ; graved on a plate of platina, also the gold, which he did, but not coming away time.
ously himself, he was buried among the Edinburgh, the City Clerks, and the Keepruins and killed. The rest got out unhurt. er of the City Records, was refused : their The deceased was a young man lately mar. Lordships adhering to their former interried.
locutor. Guildry of Edinburgh.-At an adjourn 18.-Air.-On Tuesday, the 5th instant, ed meeting held in Freemasons' Hall on while the servant girl at New Dailly Mill Tuesday last, the minutes of the previous was in the act of removing a quantity of meeting were read and approved of
. The dust from the lower floor of the mill, a code of bye-laws was again taken into con- heavy bag full of wheat fell from the upper sideration, and, after some discussion, it floor upon her, broke the bone of one of her was agreed, that, with the exception of those thighs, dislocated the bone of the other, and relating to fines, they should be adopted, bruised her otherways so dreadfully, that and be in force till next quarterly meeting her life is in imminent danger. There are in August. The clerk then produced and many circumstances attending this misforread a summons of declarator against the tune, tending to create a suspicion that the Magistrates and Town Council, which was falling of the wheat on the woman was not approved of, and ordered to be executed. accidental.
A bill has at length been introduced, and 19.-On Saturday se'ennight, at ten is now in progress, for abolishing the sine. o'clock, a Committee of the Privy Council cure office of Lord Justice-General of the assembled at the Cockpit, Whitehall, to Court of Justiciary in Scotland, at present take into consideration the petition to the held by the Duke of Montrose, who, how. King in Council of the late Magistrates of ever, will continue to receive the salary, Aberdeen, praying for the restoration of which is £2000 a-year, during his life. their ancient elective franchise ; and also of
Aberdeen. We understand that a very the petition of the Burgesses of Guild, and extensive contract with Government, for the a very numerous and respectable body of supply of granite to the public works at the inhabitants, praying for a new Set (conSheerness, has been taken by some gentle- stitution) of the burgh, for regulating the men in this place. The quantity required future elections of their Magistrates and is about 700,000 cubic feet, which will give Town Council. The members of the Comwork to quarriers, labourers, &c. as well as mittee who attended were more than usual. afford employment to shipping for some ly numerous ; they consisted of the followtime to come.
ing persons :--The Earl of Harrowby (PreThe Lords of the Treasury have extend. sident), the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of ed the privileges of the bonding system ge- Liverpool, Lord Melville, Sir W. Grant, nerally to the port of Dundee.
Sir W. Scott, the Vice Chancellor, the SoliThe body of one of the unfortunate suf. citor General, Mr Bragge Bathurst, and the ferers by the shipwreck of the forth Packet Lord Advocate of Scotland. Council hav. of Aberdeen, was found on the beach at ing been ordered to attend on both petitions, Montrose last Monday, and decently inter. Me Warren and Mr Serjeant Copley were red. From the remains of his dress, it was heard on behalf of the Magistrates, and Sir ascertained that he had been in the service Samuel Romilly and Mr Moncrieff for the of the artillery. Various fragments of hu- Burgesses. In the course of his speech Sir man bodies, and some articles of dress, &c. Samuel Romilly said, that perhaps he could have been picked up since the melancholy not express himself more strongly in support accident, which leaves little doubt that most of the petition of the Burgesses, and of the of the bodies were buried in the Annet, necessity of a radical change in the constiunder the deck and some tons of stones. tution of the burgh, than by reading the We think it very likely that the present declaration or manifesto which the Magiseasterly storm, which has raised a tremen trates themselves, previous to their retire. dous surf, will shift the sand bank, and dis- ment from office in September last, had, cover more bodies.-Montrose Paper. after muture deliberation, printed and pub
13. Court of Session. This day the lished in that paper ; these very gentlemen, Court of Session met for the despatch of who now appeared as petitioners for the resbusiness for the summer session. The whole toration of the former mode of election, statof the Judges were present except Lord ed, as their decided opinion,
“ that the preSuccoth.
sent mode of election of the Town Council, The second division of the Court took in and management of the town's affairs, are to consideration a petition for the Lord radically defective and improvident, tending Provost and Magistrates of Edinburgh, re to give to any individual or party an excesclaiming against a former interlocutor sus sive and unnatural preponderance, and to taining the title of Deacon Laurie and cer foster and encourage a system of concealtain other persons, complaining of the last ment ; that some change ought to be effectelection of Magistrates for this city, which ed in the manner of electing the Council, was ordered to be answered. A petition for and an effectual control given to the citizens Deacon Laurie, reclaiming against an in- over the expenditure of the public funds ; terlocutor of the Court, finding him liable and that to the absence of such checks in in £160 of expenses to the Magistrates of the constitution of the burgh, they ascribe
the heavy calamity which has befallen it." There were other two young lads in the Mr Warren being heard in reply, the Court boat, who escaped by swimming ; but Mil. was cleared, but the result of their Lord- ler, unable to keep himself until assistance ships' deliberation on the petitions will not was procured, sunk, and remained under be declared till it has been communicated water fully a quarter of an hour before he to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent. was dragged up, and notwithstanding every The decision will be important, as it will nothing was done that could be devised by the doubt form a precedent in the future deter- medical people of the place to restore animination of all petitions to his Majesty in mation, no symptoms of it could be produCouncil respecting the elections of the Ma- ced. Miller' was an uncommon stout good. gistrates of the Royal Burghs of Scotland. looking man, aged 25, and was of the gren
20.-Air.-On Monday se'ennight, about adier company. He has left a disconsolate two o'clock in the morning, the farm-house young widow, far advanced in pregnancy, to of Teabarn, in the parish of Fenwick, pos- deplore his loss. sessed by John Lindsay, was discovered to On the morning of Saturday, 2d inst. the be on fire. Scarcely had the family time to workmen in one of the coal pits belonging escape, when the whole steading was in a to Mr Houston of Johnston, at Quarleton, general conflagration. The whole furni. had unfortunately taken out the coal too ture was destroyed, and the cattle, consist. near an old pit filled with water, when the ing of fifteen cows, some horses, calves, &c. water broke in and inundated the work, by were burnt to death. A precognition was which seven men, it was feared, had lost taken on Tuesday by the Justices of that their lives. Though a powerful steam endistrict, in consequence of a strong suspicion gine was instantly set to work, and conti. that the fire did not arise from accident. nued to do so night and day, it was observe
20.-Early on Monday morning, an ed by the following Monday, that such was Irishman of the name of Bernard Loverty the vast accumulation of water, that little alias M'Quid, of the county of Donegall, progress had been made, and there was no stole from the house of a countryman of his prospect of speedily getting at the men who own, in the parish of Campsie, a silver might be above the level of the water by watch, and various articles of wearing ap- this means ; it was therefore resolved to drive parel, to the value of about £20. He was a mine from the pit to the place where it apprehended in Glasgow on Tuesday, and was probable the men might be. Accord. carried to the police office. The watch was ingly, on Tuesday morning, the 5th inst. got in his possession, and a shirt which he the mine was begun, and completed on the had on was taken off him, being one of morning of the 12th inst.; this mine was a. those he had stolen. On Thursday he gave bout four feet by three, and only two persons information, that if an officer would go could work at a time. From the plans kept along with him, about three miles out of of the workings of this coal-work, it was town, he would shew him where the re- known for some days, that by Monday or mainder of the stolen articles were ; he, ac- Tuesday the mine would be driven through, companied by a police officer, went accord. and the public anxiety was excited in no ingly, and proceoded as far as Cadder, and common degree to learn the result. The went into a house occupied by a numerous opening of the mine into the work was con. Irish family. He had not been long there sidered to be attended with danger from the when he found means to run off. The po- foul air, and it was arranged that Robert lice officer immediately pursued him ; and, Hodgert, and his brother William, should on the fellow's seeing that the officer was encounter this danger. When they broke nearing him, he threw off his shoes, and through, the foul air instantly extinguished ran into the river Kelvin ; he swam a con their ghts, and the feelings of the parties siderable way with his face downwards, may be more easily conceived than describthen he threw himself on his back and rest- ed, when the words, “ Is that you, uncle ?” ed himself; some time after he sunk, but saluted the ears of Robert Hodgert. These soon came up; he again sunk, and rose no words were uttered by his nephew, William more. The officer then went to the house Hodgert, who, along with his brother James, from which he had run, and told the land- had heard the sound of the mining for, as lady what had happened, on which she ex. they conjecture, two days, and were waitclaimed, " Oh, the d-1 help him, he had ing for deliverance from one of the most nothing ado to go into the water."
awful possible situations. They immediateThe Magistrates have received a remission ly entered the mine, and got out, and forto Patrick Main and George Aitchison, res tunate it was that they were able to do so, pited prisoners in the tolbooth of this city, for their father and uncle declared, that such on condition of transportation ; the said was the effect of the bad air on them, that Patrick Main for life, and George Aitchi- they would not have entered to render them son for fourteen years.
assistance. Their only sustenance for ten A melancholy accident happened at the days and ten nights, in total darkness, South Queensferry, on the 4th inst. by the amidst bad air, was the impure water of the oversetting of a small boat in the harbour, pit and three pieces of oat cake, which, by whereby David Miller, private of the 420 groping round the work, they found in the regiment, was unfortunately drowned pockets of the clothes left by some of the
men who escaped. The only person in the and granting infeftments thereon, on the same awful situation with themselves, that cognition of heirs, more burgi, in burgage the Hodgerts had any communication with, tenements, and lands held of the burgh: was Alexander Barr, but whose voice they And also for regulating the assize of bread, had ceased to hear, as they suppose, for at weights and measures, and superintending least two days before their deliverance. the public markets. Farther, the Lords From the time they heard the miners at nominate and appoint Robert Abercrombie, work, they occasionally threw stones at the Esq. merchant in Aberdeen, to act as treaplace from which the sound proceeded, in surer of said city; he finding caution to the order that the miners might know they were satisfaction of the said managers, for his alive, but the miners did not hear them. To intromissions with the funds, before enterenter the mine is now impracticable, owing ing on his office. They also authorise and to the bad air, and it will be a number of empower Alexander Bannerman, Esq. to weeks before the water is drawn from the act as Dean of Guild of the said city: And pit; consequently the fate of the remaining lastly, they nominate and appoint Alexan. five men is certain. The names of those der Dingwall, Esq. to act as Master of Kirk who have not been got out are, James and Bridge Works; John Forbes, Esq. to Brodie, James Inglis, Alexander Barr, act as Master of Mortifications; Alexander Alexander Shaw, and John Hunter. The l'orbes, Esq. to act as Master of Guild last mentioned was a man of 85 years Brethren's Hospital ; and William Johnof age. Shaw is a young lad, and A. ston, Esq.: and failing his acceptance, lexander Barr is said to have left a large Alexander Rhind, Esq. to act as Master of family. At the time the accident happen. Shore Works. And declare, that the noed, there were in the coal work 25 persons minations made by this deliverance shall and four horses. Eighteen of the men endure and continue for the space of two made their escape when they heard the rush. years from this date, unless the same shall ing of the water, the two Hodgerts were got before that time be recalled or altered by out, and the above-mentioned five persons the Court; or unless the corporation of the and the four horses remain in the work. city of Aberdeen shall be restored to a le
Aberdeen.—The interlocutor pronounced gal Magistracy by poll election, or otherby the Second Division of the Court of wise ; and decern. And with these variaSession, on the 11th March last, upon the tions adhere to the interlocutor brought unpetition of George Still, &c. praying for der review ; and appoint this deliverance to the appointment of an interim magistracy be recorded in the books of sederunt; and for this city, was brought under the review dispense with the minute book. of the Court lately, upon a reclaiming pe
(Signed) D. BOYLE, I. P. D. tition by Bailie Garden and others; when Signed 21st May. their Lordships were pleased to decern as The Lady of the Lake steam boat left follows:
Newhaven one day last week, went to StirCopy, Interlocutor of the Second Division ling, and returned back to Newhaven, a of the Court of Session, on the Reclaiming distance of more than 100 miles, all stopPetition of Messrs Garden, Fraser, and pages included, in ten hours and ten miJohnston. -19th May 1818. The Lords nutes. having considered the said petition, with a At a general meeting of the inhabitants minute for George Still and others, nomi. of Edinburgh, held on Friday last, the renate and appoint Robert Garden, David port of the committee recommending that Chalmers, and James Milne, Esquires, and the law-suits in regard to the buildings on the survivors of them; and failing the ac the North Bridge should be compromised, ceptance of any two of them, Alexander was unanimously adopted. One storey is Duncan and Charles Walker, Esquires, to accordingly to be taken off the three southact as managers of the city of Aberdeen, and most of the tenements at present built, and of the common good thereof; and to set the the southmost one, which is building, is onsaid common good yearly, from year to year, ly to be two, in place of four stories above or for three years certain, but for no longer the bridge. The committee was re-appointspace; and to administrate, on the part of ed for the purpose of seeing the comprothe burgh, the affairs of the works, mortifi. mise carried into effect. cations, and hospitals, and to control the management of the factors, they being o
GENERAL ASSEMBLY. bliged, before entering on their offices, to find caution to the satisfaction of the mana. Wednesday, May 20. This evening the gers of the burgh. And also nominate and Right Hon. the Earl of Errol, his Majesty's appoint the said managers of the burgh to Commissioner to the General Assembly of act as bailies and magistrates, in taking care the Church of Scotland, held a levee at half of the police of the said city, and in receive past seven o'clock, in the Merchants
, ing and discharging, and awarding aliment when the Lord 'Provost and Magistrates to prisoners under the act 1696, commonly were, according to custom, introduced, and called the ". Act of Grace," or otherwise presented to his Grace the ancient silver and to exercise the whole powers of the said keys of the city, in the usual form. act: And also for receiving resignations, Thursday, his Grace, after holding a lovee,