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contact. The effects of the cole square broken, and the plants lision were awful-vivid lightning, beaten to pieces. Many private peals of thunder, and the heaviest houses also were much injured, the shower of hail, ever witnessed in windows being broken, and the that neighbourhood, immediately fruit in the gardens completely succeeded. The hail-stones were destroyed. as large as pigeons' eggs. At the two mile stone on the Hampstead Road, the storm was at its height. In the gardens of Mr. Money,
JULY nearly opposite Chalk Farm, upwards of 2001. worth of glass was 1. DETERMINED SUICIDE..An broken : in Mr. Brown's garden, a Inquest was held at Wyberton short distance higher up the hill, the Roads, before C. Mastin, Coroner, destruction was more complete, al on the body of John Dickinson, most every square of glass, many who was found in a silt-pit with thousands in number, in his ex- his throat cut, the day preceding. tensive green-house, was destroyed, The body presented a shocking together with most of the valuable spectacle, being entirely drenched plants. The extent of Mr. with blood. On comparing one of Brown's loss is said to be at least the deceased's shoes with the foottwo thousand pounds. The storm marks visible in the pit, no other continued its course in a north- footstep but his own could be easterly direction, crossing High- traced. It appeared by the track gate, and could be traced in its of blood, that the deceased, after progress from Hampstead Heath stabbing himself with a knife, for several hours. At St. John's thrust the instrument into the Wood, Mary-le-bone, it raged sand; he then walked round the with the utmost violence, and in a bottom of the pit, and, on his return short time all the extensive gardens to the entrance, drew the knife out and nursery grounds in that of the earth, and, seating himself vicinity presented a scene of fright- on the opposite side of the pit, he ful devastation. Every green- then inflicted the wound which house, hot-house, and all the glass terminated fatally, and again thrust used in the gardens, were in an the knife into the earth, where it instant broken to atoms.
was found. tleman residing at the corner of The body was accidentally disHall Place, Circus Road, had 2,000 covered in a kneeling posture; and, squares of glass broken ; Mr. An- from the great quantity of blood derson, florist, Pine Apple Place, on the spot, it was evident that 30,000 squares ; Mr. Bell, Grove the deceased had bled very proEnd Road, 2,000 squares ;
Mr. fusely. Atkinson, Grove End Road, The knife was identified to be 10,000 squares; Mr. Jenkins, the property of the deceased, which Portman Nursery, upwards of he had purchased about a week 50,000 squares; Mrs. Hogg, previously, , Grove End Road,
4000 The cause of his suicide was àtsquares. The green-house of Mr. tributed to the deceased having Faithful, which was filled with entered upon a farm at Fishtoft at the choicest plants, had every Lady-day last ; since which time
the season had operated very pre- extreme intensity. All hope of judicially to his exertions, and some
has vanished: the trees in serious losses had befallen him. our gardens are without fruit, Verdict-Insanity.
almost without foliage--the fields ELECTIONEERING DUEL.In show no trace of verdure, and the consequence of some words which ears of corn, parched by the sun, had passed on the hustings at Aln- visibly waste away. Conflagrations wick, between Mr. Beaumont, one have burst out in two different of the candidates for the county, forests—the one within two, the and Mr. Lambton, a friend of an other within three, miles of the other of the candidates, lord Howick, capital. these gentlemen met at four o'clock From Copenhagen, also, there in the afternoon, on the sands at are great complaints of excessive Bamborough. Twelve paces were heat. measured off as the distance, when SEA SERPENT." Ship Silas the principals took the ground, and Richards, June 17, 1826. Lat. 41, fired almost at the same moment. 03, long. 67, 32. While standing Captain Plunkett was proceeding on the starboard bow, looking at to re-load Mr. Beaumont's pistol, the unruffled surface of the ocean, when general Grey stepped up to about seven o'clock P. M., I
perhim and said that enough had been ceived a sudden perturbation of the done for the honour of the parties, water, and immediately an object and that Mr. Lambton had never presented itself with its head about thought of requiring an apology. four feet above the level, which Captain Plunkett replied that his position it retained for nearly a friend was there for the purpose of minute, when he returned to the giving satisfaction, but that, if surface, and kept approaching general Grey thought proper to abreast of the vessel at a distance withdraw Mr. Lambton, he (capt. of about fifty yards. I immediately P.) must necessarily withdraw Mr. called to the passengers cn deck, Beaumont. Mr. Lambton was several of whom observed it for then withdrawn, and here the the space of eight minutes as it matter terminated. The following glided along slowly, and urdauntis the official statement, signed by edly passed the ship at the rate of general Grey and captain Plun- about three miles an hour. Its kett:
colour was a dark dingy black, “In consequence of some lan- with protuberances ; its visible guage which occurred on the hus- length appeared about sixty feet, tings at Alnwick, yesterday, a and its circumference ten feet. meeting took place this afternoon, With former accounts which have at Bamborough, between John been given of such a monster, and George Lambton, esq. M.P. and which have never been credited Thomas Wentworth Beaumont, this exactly corresponds, and I have esq., when, after an exchange of no doubt but it is one of those shots, the affair terminated to the species called Sea Serpents; it satisfaction of the seconds.
made a considerable wake in the “ 1st July, 1826."
water in its progress. THE DROUGHT. Stockholm. I remain your obedient Servant, The heat and drought have lasted HENRY HOLDREGE, capt." here for at least seven weeks with The foregoing is attested by the
following gentlemen, passengers: covered with iron; there was a
-W. Warburton, of Pentonville, stone table in the middle of the England ; Duncan Kennedy, room, and seats on each side, with Thomas Austin, of Clifton, Eng- a'window opposite the door-way. land; Lovell Purdy, Thomas Si- The party were inside ; Miss Eliza veter, and James Magee, of New Hill, her sister Johannah, and a York.
Miss Woodward, from Hereford, 2. SINGULAR SUICIDE. On were seated at the table; the others Wednesday last, William Hyde, walking about.
Miss Margaret of Hasfield, Gloucestershire, a Hill, a young lady about fifteen poor man, who had for some time years of age, being much alarmed, been subject to fits of insanity, was looking out at the door-way climbed
ир into a pear-tree, and to see if the storm had passed, making his way along a limb ex when she observed the electric fluid tending in a lateral direction, fixed (which no doubt was attracted by his neck firmly in a forked branch, the iron roof) appearing as a mass and then threw his body over, in of fire rolling along the hill and which position he was discovered approaching their retreat ; she atquite dead. An inquest was held tempted to run out, but was in. before John Cooke, esq. Coroner, stantly thrown with violence to when a verdict of Insanity was re the ground; her shoes and part of turned.
her dress much burnt; her brother, 3. DEATH BY LIGHTNING. who was near, shared much the On Monday, party of friends, same fortune. among whom were the eldest son The electric fluid entered at the and three daughters of Joseph Hill, door, shivered the stone table to esq. of Lindridge, on the borders atoms, and many large stones in of Gloucestershire, and several the wall, and passed through the other young ladies who were on a window, removing the window visit to them, had agreed to form frame and stone-work about it
. a gipsey party, to perambulate the Two of the young ladies, Miss beautiful range of Malvern hills, Eliza Hill and Miss Woodward, which commence about two miles were struck dead. Miss Johanna from Mr. Hill's residence. They appeared in the same state; medical were accompanied by a servant- aid being procured, and some signs man, with a light cart, furnished of life appearing, she was bled, and with provisions, &c. for their ex removed to the Unicorn Inn, at cursion. About three o'clock they Malvern. The three were all had reached the Worcestershire burnt on the face, neck, and breast, beacon, on which is a building their hair burnt off one side of the erected by lady Harcourt, for the head, and part of their clothes desaccommodation of persons walking troyed. All the other ladies were on the hills.
A storm came on in a slight degree injured by the suddenly, and the young ladies electric fluid. A labouring man were much alarmed at the vivid at work a short distance from the flashes of lightning which rapidly place was attracted to the spot by succeeded each other, and peals of the screams of the man-servant; thunder which seemed to shake the and he rendered what aid he rocks on which they stood. The could, till other assistance ara building is of stone, and the roof rived.
LIBEL IN AMERICA.Root v. charge the preceding evening, King and Verplanck.--At the when the jury were again left to Delaware circuit, lately held by themselves, and at nine o'clock judge Betts, on a long came into the court with a verdict pending libel suit commenced by of 1,500 dollars for the plaintiff. Erastus Root against Messrs. King
Irish ELECTION Riots. Riot and Verplanck, the editors of the AT TRALEE. During the conNew York American, who charged tested election for the county of him with being drunk when lieu- Kerry, Tralee was kept in pertenant-governor, and while pre- petual uproar by unceasing contests siding as president of the Senate, between the adherents of the opon the 5th of August, 1824, in posing parties. But on Sunday the afternoon session. The pub- evening, a number of lord Ventry's lication was admitted by the de- friends having been attacked with fendants, and they gave notice that stones, and other missiles, by a mob they would justify by proving the who supported by their clamours facts charged. The publication a candidate of a different party, having been admitted, Mr. Blunt, the riflemen who had been called as counsel for defendants, open- out were ordered to fire. ed their case, by stating that Daniel Sullivan, aged 56; Euit would be proved that the plain- gene Sullivan (son of the above), tiff was drunk at the time specified, aged 17; James Breen aged 15; and that testimony would be pro- Owen Cournane, aged 19; and duced to show that he was habitu- Richard Williams, aged 34 ; were ally intemperate. What followed killed, and thirteen persons were was something like the trial of a wounded, threeof them dangerously. horse cause in England : eight wit- An inquest having been held on nesses swore the judge was drunk at the bodies of the two Sullivans, the time stated in the publication, the jury found that the order to and ten witnesses swore he was sober. fire had been
unnecessary and In the course of the trial much di- unjustifiable.” versity of opinion wasexpressed as to The contest for the county of what state of excitement amounted Galway likewise occasioned bloodtechnically to intoxication, varying shed. While a party of gentlemen in degree from that of unsteadi on the side of Mr. Lambert were ness of gait, impediment of utter- dining at a hotel, they were informance, &c. up to that of being speech- ed that a body of freeholders in less and unable to walk, sit, or that interest had been attacked by stand. The learned judges appear- a mcb of the partisans of Mr. Mared to be of opinion, that, so long, tin, the opposing candidate. In as a man was possessed of his men consequence of this they sallied tal faculties, he could not be con forth to the street; and, in the sidered as drunk. The jury were scuffle which followed, one of them out all night; and at seven o'clock discharged a pistol, by which a on Thursday morning sent for the man of the name of Sullivan was judge to explain more distinctly killed upon the spot. The coroner's his charge. The judge in the pre- jury brought in a verdict of mursence of the parties, and a great der against Thomas D. Lambert as number of spectators, then reitera- principal, and against James W. ted the doctrinę lạid down in his Browne, David Wilson, the hon,
Denis Bingham, and two Mr. underneath. In some places, where O'Connors, as accessaries.
they reach a soft substratum, they 4. MONUMENT TO GRANVILLE run to a great length under ground, SHARP. Mr. Granville Sharp's and break out at the surface at bust was placed by Mr. Chantry other spots. The flames and smoke in the Council room at Guildhall together present a most formidable The right honourable, the lord and imposing appearance from any mayor and sheriff's were present, of the high grounds from which attended by the city marshals, Mr. a view of them can be obtained. Prince Hoare, Mr. Tooke, Mr. ' Hawkesworth Moor is entirely deHick, deputy Routh, Mr. Jones, stroyed. On Ilkley Moor, 500 Mr. Favell, deputy Daw, and se acres are burnt.
There is no hope veral of the city officers. The fol- of any part of Bingley Moor being lowing inscription is engraved on saved. Burley Moor is on fire, the slab below the bust:
and is partly consumed. Thornton GRANVILLE SHARP: Moor is entirely destroyed, and To whom
with it all the young plantations, England owes the glorious verdict of her which cost upwards of 2,000l. in Highest Court of Law,
planting. Oaksworth Moor is that The Slave who sets his foot on
Ovendon Moor, British Ground
Holme Moss, Burnsall Fell, Heba Becomes at that instant den and Grassington Moors, are
on fire. DROUGHT.At present, Lochi CONFLAGRATIONS
ABERTay discharges no water by the DEENSHIRE.-The fire commenced bed of the river Tay. It is not re more than a fortnight since, upon membered by the oldest inhabitant the lands of the hon. William in that quarter, that they have at Maule; and no great apprehenany prior period seen a less body of sions from it were entertained at water than three feet deep issuing Aboyne until about Friday week, from the Loch by the Tay, in any when it began to assume a more season--thus the evaporation from alarming appearance, while the the Loch has this year exceeded approach of it to the northward that of any known season, by about from Glenesk, &c. became so 180,124,560 cubic feet.
rapid, that, on the Saturday and 10. CONFLAGRATIONS ON THE Sunday following, it was deemed MOORS OF YORKSHIRE.- From necessary to endeavour to arrest causes which have not been as- its progress : and this, at the time, certained, but to which the unex- appeared to have been effected. ampled long continuance of un A breeze of wind, however, springprecedented drought supplies con- ing up on Tuesday, the fire broke stant fuel, the moors have taken out with greater violence than fire, and without abundant rain, before, and was seen coming over are not likely to be speedily ex the Cock Cairn, and making in a tinguished. Large tracts of sheep straight line for the forest of Glenwalks have been entirely destroyed. tanner, at the rate of nearly three The fires have not only spread over miles an hour. It was now cona wide extent of surface, but have sidered absolutely necessary to burned to a great depth, consuming call out the people of the whole not only the moss, but the peat of the adjoining country, The