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surgeon to Hatton-garden. While him to the house. The prisoner returning with the surgeon, they came out from under the pig-sty, met the body of the deceased car and told the daughter not to take ried on a shutter. When the de him in there. The deceased was ceased went down stairs, he was at first standing, and then walking perfectly sober.
slowly towards the door, when he Samuel Caiger, the watchman, fell on his knees, and sunk. The said, that, when he went to Horn's daughter had one hand on his court, in consequence of the noise, breast, and the other supported he saw the deceased, the prisoner, his head. She called for Mrs. her husband, and daughter there. Riley, who came down and halThe prisoner appeared to be en- looed out, “Murder! murder!" deavouring to get to her husband The prisoner then said, that from the yard gate. The daughter Fitzgerald had fallen on a knife and Fitzgerald appeared to be which he had in his hand. The pulling the husband into the house. prisoner held a light at the door, The prisoner had a slender table while they were carrying away the knife in her hand, holding the body. blade upwards. Some person here Mr. Stephen Skinner, the surcried “ The watchman;" on which geon, examined the wound, which they all went into the house, and was on the left breast, about the shut the gate. Witness then region of the heart; he had no heard a female voice exclaim, doubt of its having occasioned “Damn you, I'll stab you." He death. The knife produced would thought it was the prisoner's voice, have made such a wound. but he could not say positively. Mr. Shelton then read the de He then werit away, supposing it fence. It stated that the prisoner's to be only an Irish quarrel. In poverty had prevented her from about a quarter of an hour, he saw employing counsel, but she threw the body of a man carried on a herself on the merciful considershutter. He went to the prisoner's ation of the court and jury. She house, and found her lying in bed, disclaimed all intention of taking having all her clothes on, except away the life of any human being; her shoes. She did not appear to and had, on the evening in quesbe over sober. He took her to tion, been dressing some onions the watchhouse. Next day he and pepper for her husband's supfound three knives in the prisoner's per: she had a knife in her hand, house, one of which (a black-han and a child in her arms.
She had dled common kitchen-knife of only drank two glasses of gin, it rather a small size, apparently being boxing-day, and the festival long used, and sharp towards the of St. Stephen's. About sixteen point) he supposed to be the one months ago she had been deprived she had in her hand.
of her reason for some time, in John Cartwright, a boy, heard consequence of an injury received a noise, and saw Fitzgerald stand on the head. This infirmity trouing at the pig-sty, about three bled her on taking any spirits
. yards from th
door of the house. There was a disturbance in the He said, “Oh, I'm dead.” The place, but what was done she did daughter was trying to stop the not know, being quite insensible blood, and endeavouring to lead of every thing around her. She
could not tell whether Fitzgerald Mr. Berkely Paget, lord Lowther, was present or not.
lord Granville Somerset, The lord chief baron summed My lords, assisted by the trustees up.
of the Deccan booty, lord Bexley, The jury retired for 20 minutes, and the law officers of the crown, and found the prisoner“ Guilty of having heard counsel on behalf of Murder."
the marquis of Hastings and the The recorder then passed sen- grand army, and also on behalf of tence of death on the prisoner. sir Thomas Hislop and the army She heard the verdict with little of the Deccan, upon the subjects emotion, but burst into tears, when of discussion relating to the distrithe sentence was pronounced. bution of the Deccan booty, which She was executed on the following have arisen out of the difference Monday.
between the actual circumstances 14. As two lightermen were attending the capture of a large passing under London-bridge in proportion of that booty, as stated a wherry, the boat was upset, by the trustees, and those which in consequence of running against were assumed at the hearing å large mass of ice, which was before their lordships in January, aground at some distance from the 1823, and having maturely conshore, and both were drowned. sidered the arguments severally The whierry in which the unfor- stated by the counsel, and also the tunate men were, had run safely whole of the documents
the through one of the side arches of subject of this booty now before the bridge, at the time the tide the board, are of opinion was rapidly going out; but they 1. That with respect to all that had no sooner escaped this danger, portion of the booty now at the than another presented itself. A disposal of the crown, which is large piece of floating ice, driven described as having been “taken along with great impetuosity by in the daily operations of the the current, gained upon the troops,” the distribution thereof wherry, and drove it with such should be made to the actual capviolence against the mass aground, tors according to the terms and that the boat was turned com- conditions of the minute of this pletely keel upwards, and both the board of the 5th of February, men fell into the water, and in- 1823, and of the warrant of his stantly disappeared. The follow- majesty
The follow- majesty of the 22nd March foling day the body of one of them lowing. was picked up near Battle-bridge 2. That, with respect to that stairs, Tooley-street.
part of the booty which consists of 16. DECCAN PRIZE-MONEY.- the produce of arrears of tribute, After much consideration the lords rent, or money, due to the Peishof the Treasury have issued their wah, it
appears to my
lords to have decision
upon the case of the Dec- been acquired by the general result can prize-money, by the following of the war, and not by the operaminute :
tions of any particular army, or Treasury Minute, 16th Jan. 1826. division; and they are of opinion,
Present- The earl of Liverpool, that it ought, therefore, to be disthe chancellor of the Exchequer, tributed in conformity with the
alternative stated in their minute of the 5th of February, 1823, of the 5th of February, 1823, as upon the principle of actual capbeing “ the only correct or equit- ture; but that with respect to able rule, if the principle of actual those parts of the above property capture cannot be adopted, viz. as to which such proof cannot be amongst the forces of all the pre- established, such monies or effects sidencies engaged in the combined must be considered as having been operations of the campaign.” acquired by the general result of
3. With respect to the property the war, and, as such, ought to be captured at Nassuck, my lords are distributed amongst the forces of of opinion that the booty recovered all the presidencies engaged in the at that place cannot be distributed combined operations of the camupon the principle of actual cap- paign. ture, and ought, therefore, to be 6. With respect to the share of divided amongst the forces of all the commander-in-chief in the disthe presidencies engaged in the tribution, under the several heads combined operations of the cam above enumerated, my lords are paign.
of opinion that the marquis of 4. With respect to the booty re- Hastings ought to share as comcovered at Poonah, alleged to have mander-in-chief in all those cases been removed thither from Rai in which sir Thomas Hislop is not Ghur, my lords are of opinion that entitled to share as such, under this booty cannot be distributed the terms of the minute of the upon the principle of actual cap- 5th of February, 1823, wherein ture to the forces by which Rai it is declared, “that sir Thomas Ghur was taken, under the orders Hislop, as commander-in-chief of of the government of Bombay, un the Deccan army, and all the less it can be proved by the captors officers of the general staff of of Rai Ghur that the property in that army, are entitled to partiquestion was actually in that fort cipate in the booty which may at the time when it was taken; in arise from any capture by any of default of which proof, my lords the divisions of the army of the are of opinion that this booty also Deccan, until the said army of the ought to be distributed among the Deccan was broken up on the 31st forces of all the presidencies en- of March, 1.818." gaged in the combined operations My lords are further of opinion of the campaign.
that the general rules of division 5. With respect to that portion hitherto adopted in distributing of the booty which is stated to booty to the forces in India, among consist of money recovered on ac the several classes and ranks of the count of deposits made by the army, should be adhered to on the Peishwah, my lords are of opinion present occasion. that any part of the property which 17. WEATHER. - The cold in can be proved to have
been'in Poonah the night between Sunday and at the time when that place was cap- Monday was more intense than it tured, viz. on the 17th of Novem- has hitherto been this season. Tober, 1817, ought to be distributed wards the upper parts of the metroto the captors of Poonah, accord. polis, the mercury in Fahrenheit's ing to the terms of the minute thermometer fell to 20 degrees
below the freezing point. . At the nual obituary of the Russian emseveral bridges the river was nearly pire, published at St. Petersburgh, choked up by large masses of ice, records the death of a man at the so as to obstruct the navigation. very advanced age of 168, near to In the streets the plugs were kept Polosk on the frontier of Livonia. open, to afford the inhabitants He had seen seven sovereigns on water, as most of the pipes were the throne of Russia, and rememcompletely frozen. The Ser: bered the death of Gustavus Adolpentine in Hyde-park on Sunday, phus; he had been a soldier in the resembled fair-upwards of thirty years' war, and was at the 100,000 persons were supposed to battle of Pultowa, in 1709, when be present;
the Canal in St. he was 51 years of age. At the age James’s-park was, if possible, still of 93 he married his third wife, more thronged with visitors.
with whom he lived fifty years; DEATH FROM FROST.--Yester- the two youngest sons of this marday evening an inquisition was riage were 86 and 62 respectively taken before Thomas Higgs, esq. in the year 1796; the oldest of his coroner for Westminster, on the other sons in the same year were body of a man who was found 95 and 92 respectively. The enfrozen to death on Saturday morn tire family of this patriarch coming last in Park-lane. Robert prehends 138 descendants, who all Read, a watchman of St. George's lived together in the village of parish, deposed that he was on Pollatzka, which the empress Caduty in Park-lane on Saturday tharine the 2nd caused to be built morning last ; he was crying the for them, granting at the same hour of one o'clock. On arriving time, a considerable track of land near Pitt's Head Mews, he saw for their support. In the 163rd the deceased, who was lying in year of his age, this modern Nesthe lane, on the park side. He tor was in the enjoyment of the was quite stiff, and, on examination most robust health. proved to be dead. The deceased 23. ATTACK BY A LEOPARD. appeared to be a respectable me- -On Monday week, a collection chanic, and about 35 years of age. of wild animals was opened for exWitness, in the course of the night, hibition at Mold, near Chester, had before passed the spot where when, owing to the carelessness of he found the deceased, but it was the keepers, or the inadequacy then very foggy, and he could of the cagės, a large leopard not see many yards before him ; escaped from the caravan, and the deceased smelt very strongly dashed across the street, through of spirituous liquors ; but there a great concourse of people, who were no marks of violence on him. readily made way for so unwelOn his person were found some
visitor. A short
from silver and papers. The jury re the exhibition the leopard fastened turned a verdict, “ That the de- upon a youth about 15 years of ceased was found dead, but whether age, seized him with his claws by from the effects of the weather, or the breast and back, which were any other cause, they had no evi much torn, and then astened on dence to prove; but the presump- his face, one side of which the tion was, he was frozen to death.” furious animal actually tore off and
18. LONGEVITY.---The last an- devoured, before the lad could be
released from his fangs! This was When the sentence of death was at last effected by the keeper, but 'read to him on the 24th, in the the sufferer was left in such a state evening, he persisted, in spite of as to leave no hope of his surviving. the clearest evidence, in denying The magistrates have committed the fact; but at length he confessed the keeper to prison, and served it. This prompt administration of the concern with a Welsh eject- justice met with general approbament.
tion, which, however, was not Riot.A serious riot has taken extended to the manner in which place at Norwich, the origin of it was executed. There exists an which appears to have been the ancient law by which the murderer jealousy felt at the employment of of an ecclesiastic is to be knocked country weavers by the manufac- down with a hammer, then his turers of the town. On Tuesday throat cut, and liis arms and feet morning last, about eight o'clock, separated from his body. This from 600 to 800 men followed a kind of capital punishment, which cart containing goods manufactured arose from the notions of the middle in the country, attacked it, seized ages respecting the dignity of a its contents, strewed them about, priest, had not been practised since and threw the cart into the river. the reign of Pius VI.-On this They then returned to the ware occasion it was revived. Immehouse to which the cart had been diately on receiving the blow with proceeding, and broke every pane the hammer, the criminal fell to of glass, threatening similar de- the ground, apparently lifeless, on struction to every warehouse. They which the executioners proceeded next directed their attention to to fulfil the other parts of the senpublic-houses, and other places tence with a dexterity and prowhere they suspected goods manu- priety that were really remarkable. factured in the country to be placed. The detached members were exThis caused great alarm. A body of posed for an hour, then put into a men, armed with pickaxes, shovels, coffin and buried. It is said, that bludgeons, stones, and other wea five other criminals sentenced to pons, threatened vengeance to every death were to have been executed manufacturer in the town. Their before the Carnival, because it was next attack was at Mr. Willett's, thought that the people would where they broke every window, thereby be deterred from the comforced an entrance into the count- mission of similar crimes ; but his ing-house, and destroyed almost holiness considered this mixture of every thing it contained.
The the horrible with the comic more civil and military powers came up, likely to weaken the impression of the Riot Act was read ; and every the former, than to inspire a permeans was used to prevent a repe- manent and salutary terror. tition of theoutrage.-/ See p. 23). 26. BARBARITY OF POACHERS.
25. ROME.--Franconi, a youth -William Thomas, alias John 20 years of age, the murderer of Emery, alias William Barnes, and the Prelate Tragetti, was executed Robert Wood, two young athletic in the Piazza di Popolo, in pre- men, were indicted at the Staffordsence of an immense multitude of shire sessions, under an act passed spectators, who filled the square, in the 57th year of his late maand the terraces of Monte Pincio. jesty, for entering a wood, in the