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Year ending Year ending 5th 6th July, 1825. July, 1826.
muster soon became general, to ending the 5th July, 1825, and the number of about three hun- the 5th July, 1826. dred men, and with the greatest perseverance and labour, the flames
Barclay, Perkins, and Co. . 357,446 380,180 were happily got under when Truman, Hanbury, and Co. 223,766 211,521 within only a few hundred yards Whitbread, and Co. ...... 208,842 202,070 of the straggling trees in Glen- Combe, Delafield, and Co.. 146,743 189,385
vi. 108,948 100,142 tanner. The most effectual mode Henry Meux, and Co.
Calvert, and Co............ 105,206 100,126 of stopping the fire was found to Hoare, and Co. .......... 63,888 66,156
36,136 be by using boughs of trees, and, Elliott, and Co.
11,778 as it were, smothering the flames; Campbell, and Co......... 12,380 and this course was pursued over 13. EXPLOSION AT COWES. a line of several miles in ex- Forty-five casks, containing guntent, the principle inconvenience powder, and many of them ballfelt being the great heat and cartridges, were being removed den seness of the smoke, which from Albany barracks on a truck obliged the men to relieve each to Dodnor-hard, for the purpose of other almost every minute. Lord being shipped on board the Pitt Aboyne's tenants, his lordship's ordnance vessel, for Portsmouth; officers at the castle, the workmen when an explosion took place, supat the saw-mill in Glentanner, as posed to have proceeded from one of well as many others from Kincar- the horse's shoes striking fireon some dine, who readily volunteered their loose powder which fell on the services, by their united exertions ground, owing to the casks not not only saved the forest of Glen- being properly coopered, and killed tanner, and the other valuable George Mundell (who has left a plantations belonging to lord wife, expecting daily her confineAboyne , upon the south side of ment), owner of the truck, and the Dee, the whole of which James Purvis, one of the crew of must have inevitably perished, the Pitt, who has also left a wife if their exertions had proved in a state of pregnancy, and five unsuccessful. A strong force is young
children. The drayman placed upon
the hills, day and and two soldiers were carried to night, in order to watch the heat- the hospital in a very dangerous ed embers. Fires still continuè state. Both horses were killed ; to rage upon the surrounding part of the thill horse was actually hills, particularly towards Mount blown across the Medina river, Keen, Glenmuick, and the Cock leading from Cowes to Newport, Cairn. This calamity will prove The beautiful mansion of Dickens most destructive to the game. Buckeli, esq., of Dodnor, was alMany of the old birds were ob- most blown to atoms; the doors served falling down in the midst and windows, the ceilings and the of the smoke, while the young roof of the house destroyed; the ones were heard chirping amongst family were at dinner, and all the burning heather, quite unable were slightly injured, but none
seriously. Other houses at DodPORTER BREWERIES.-A state nor were injured, and ome boats ment of the quantity of porter which were lying in the river brewed in London, by the eleven were pierced with balls. . The first houses, for the last two years, shock was heard at Cowes, Ryde,
Shanklin, and other parts of the cery, in presence of their lordships, island. The coroner's inquest re the business was closed with prayer turned the following verdict: by the rev. Dr. Grant. “ Accidental Death, owing to the At the election in 1818, there ammunition being conveyed on an were 58 voters, viz. : 27 present, improper truck."
3 proxies, and 28 signed lists. ELECTION OF Scots PEERS. Thursday there were exactly the Thursday the election of sixteen same number of voters, 58; of peers, to represent the Scottish whom 25 were present, 6 proxies, nobility in the ensuing session of and 27 signed lists. parliament, took place at Holy The election took place, as rood-house. Their lordships were usual, in the Picture Gallery, and attended by Hector Macdonald was numerously attended. Buchanan, and Colin Mackenzie, 15. CAMBRIDGE Riot esqrs., two of the principal clerks AssAULT.-John Simpson Redof session, in virtue of a commis- head, Charles Willimott, Samuel sion from the lord clerk register Bowman, James How, William of Scotland ; by the rev. Dr. Glover, Robert Burrows, Charles Grant, of St. Andrew's church, Edwards, and James Raby, were one of the deans of the chapel indicted, at the instance of the royal ; and the rev. Principal University, for having riotously Macfarlan, of Glasgow, one of his assembled, in company with others, majesty's chaplains for Scotland; on the 5th of November last, and and by other official gentlemen. with having violently assaulted The lord provost and magistrates the proctors, the moderator, and were also present. The votes others, in the discharge of their having been counted, the follow- duty. ing sixteen noblemen were de The Rev. Henry Venn, M.A., clared duly elected, viz.:
Fellow of Queen's-college, and
Votes. junior proctor of the University, Charles, marquess of Queensbury 56 George, marquess of Tweeddale., 56
deposed, that, on the 5th of NoWilliam, earl of Errol.
55 vember last, at about half-past Alexander, earl of Home....
nine, he left his college, in conseThomas, earl of Kellie.... 50
quence of hearing that there was Thomas, earl of Elgin...... 54
a riot near the senate-house; upon Archibald, earl of Rosebery 56 John, viscount Arbuthnot
reaching the spot, he found two James, viscount Strathallan 55
or three hundred persons assemJames, lord Forbes
51 bled, many of them gownsmen ; Alexander, lord Saltoun
squibs were thrown at him from Francis, lord Gray
the part where the townsmen Charles, lord Sinclair
49 John, lord Colville of Culross.. 45
stood; shortly afterwards, he heard William, lord Napier
54 a loud shouting on the MarketRobert, lord Belhaven
43 hill; he was proceeding in that Votes were also given for
direction, and had arrived as far William, earl of Northesk
37 Robert, lord Blantyre
as the posts in St. Mary's-passage Eric, lord Reay
17 (in company with Mr. King, the John, lord Rollo
moderator), when he heard a perLord Blantyre was not a candidate. son exclaim,
“ Here they come, The clerks having certified the
now for it.” Two men immedia return of the noble lords to Chan. ately rushed from the crowd in a
fighting attitude ; and one of them proctor's men, named Cockerell, struck him a hard blow upon the whom witness advised to go home temple, which obliged him to re- privately as soon as he could escede a few paces. Witness said to cape; the man did so, but the mob those near him, that he was the ran after him ; witness was in the proctor, and he hoped they would crowd for three hours ; cannot not insult an officer of the Uni- say how many were assembled at versity ; witness then perceived any one time, but the crowd was that Mr. King was struggling very dense. with a townsman, who was se Joshua King, esq. the moderator, cured and identified ; witness re and the rev. N. J. Temple, the monstrated with the gownsmen, senior proctor, corroborated the and they began to disperse imme- testimony of Mr. Venn; and diately; he advised the townsmen several witnesses were called to to go home, but they would not identify the prisoners. attend to him; he went down The learned judge summed up Trinity-street, and found that se the evidence, and the jury immeveral gownsmen had taken refuge diately returned their verdict, in a door-way near the Sun Inn, acquitting Willimott, and finding surrounded by a large mob; the all the other defendants guilty. gownsmen appeared much terri The lord chief justice, after fied. After he had succeeded in commenting upon the shades of getting them away, he found that difference in the guilt of the prisome others had gone into the soners, and making some severe Sun yard, and that the gates had remarks upon their cowardly and been shut; the mob forced the dastardly conduct, in selecting the gates, and rushed into the yard proctors, who were alone and unwith great violence; he was soon protected, as the objects of their afterwards surrounded by à mob spite and malevolence, proceeded of townsmen, and struck and kicka to pass sentence upon the prisoners, ed several times. Mr. King and as follows: Redhead to be im. witness then addressed the crowd, prisoned twelve months; Raby, and assured them, that there was six months; Bowman and How, not a single undergraduate left, three months each; and Glover, and advised the townsmen to dis- Edwards, and Burrows, one month perse; the mob rushed upon them, each ; and, at the expiration of and used very insulting language; their various periods of imprisonthey asked them if they had “put ment, all the prisoners were reall their babies to bed;" and used spectively to enter into recogniother expressions of an offensive zances to keep the peace for three description. Witness and Mr. King years, themselves in 50l. and two proceeded towards the Market- sureties in 101. each. place, and the mob followed, hisse 15. MEETINGS IN MANCHESing and hooting, and pelting them TER.-On Wednesday evening, with mud and dirt ; some stones between seven and eight o'clock, were thrown at them. Witness upwards of 1,000 people collected went towards his college; when in the vacant ground, near St. they reached Trumpington-street, George's-road, and remained assemhe found that the fury of the mob bled about an hour, during which was directed towards one of the time some very inflammatory ada
dresses were made to them by two in one or two instances, throwing men, one a delegate from Leigh, stones at them, but without doing and the other a resident in Man- them any injury. chester. The former told the Last night, a much larger people that they had borne their number of persons, amounting sufferings long enough, and must probably altogether to between now do something to put an end four and five thousand, assembled, to them. He urged them to meet about eight o'clock, not in St. in greater numbers; that all who George's-road, but on a vacant could find arms should bring them; piece of ground opposite Mr. James that the others should arm them- Kennedy's factory: After some selves at the gunsmiths' shops ; and time spent in making a ring, an that they should then help them- Irishman, dressed in a short frock, selves at the provision shops and was appointed chairman, and adthe banks. The other speaker dressed the people for about half addressed the people to nearly an hour. In the first place the same effect, and they separated called upon the delegates, who had soon after eight o'clock, with an gone to Blackburn on the preceding understanding that they were to day, to step forward into the ring, meet again on the following night. and state the result of their mission. They, consequently, assembled in No delegates, however, made their greater numbers
Thursday appearance; and, after a short evening, about the same hour, pause, he called for the man who, when speeches of a similar charac- he said, had accompanied him to ter to those uttered on Wednesday Ashton-under-Lyne; but, as he were again addressed to them, but also was not forthcoming, the by different persons. One man chairman proceeded to address the was particularly violent. Hestronga meeting with a good deal of ly exhorted the people to come the vehemence, telling them that the next night armed. A man in weavers of Ashton were brave the crowd lifted up a large fellows, who were determined to bludgeon, and asked if they were have their rights, and would not to arm themselves in that manner.
run away like the weavers of ManThe speaker replied, that would chester, whom he stigmatized as do for those who could not get cowards. After a long harangue, better weapons ; but they must get he told the people that he expectpossession of the gunsmiths' shops ed they would have come with and the barracks; they would then something like this (holding up a be masters of every thing, and stick) in their hands, but they had could help themselves to what they disappointed him, and therefore he wanted. The meeting broke up would conclude his speech. Another about half-past eight. The greater person then stepped forward, and part of the people turned along said, he was unfortunately under Cropper-street, into Oldham-road, sureties to keep the peace, or he where it happened that colonel would have addressed them as Kearney, of the 2nd dragoon- boldly as any man ; but if he were guards, and major Eckersley, were to say any thing, it might cost him riding, attended by a single dra- a great deal of money. He would, goon.
As soon as the mob perceived however, observe, that they, no those officers, they pursued them doubt, thought themselves optowards New Cross, hooting, and, pressed, and men who were op
pressed had always a right to stand LIMBERG. Yesterday the great up for themselves. The incessant tower, known by the name of the efforts of so large a body of people Town-hall Tower, built in 1491, to hear what passed caused the fell down. Only a few persons ring to be broken in, and the people were killed, among whom were then separated.
the daughter of the keeper of the A posting-bill, of which the tower, a girl of 15, and two grenafollowing is a copy, was circu- diers of the garrison, whom curilated :
osity had attracted to the spot. PUBLIC NOTICE.
Little other mischief was done, We, the undersigned magistrates because the indication of the danger, for the county of Lancaster, have which appeared in the course of observed, with great regret, that the day, had attracted the attention certain evil-disposed persons, of persons in the neighbourhood, strangers in Manchester, have, who were all prepared for flight. within the last few days, been The tower fell in the manner least endeavouring to excite the peace calculated to do injury. The able and well-disposed inhabitants, tower walls gave way, and the by inflammatory language and ad- upper part of the building sank dresses, to acts of outrage and in- down in the centre, filling up the subordination ; and, in furtherance space, and what there was not of their wicked object, have given room for fell into the
square on the notices of public meetings to be west side, where the hackney held in the evenings of several coaches usually stand; but they days in the present week, at which had been removed on account of such
strangers have been the prin- the building of the Town-hall. cipal speakers, and the meetings For a short time, however, the have been protracted to late hours citizens were in great anxiety, of the night;
because the vast cloud of dust Now, we do hereby declare our made it impossible to see what opinion, that all such meetings are damage had been done. The great illegal, as having a manifest and bell has been found uninjured direct tendency to a breach of the among the rubbish. peace, which it is our duty to pro RIOTS IN LANCASHIRE.Mid
dleton 16 July.--About twelve We, therefore, caution all per- o'clock last night the inhabitants sons not to attend any such meet- of this place were surprised by the ings, nor in any respect to be sudden appearance of 250 or 260 induced, by the wicked and mis men armed with sticks and bludchievous, to engage in proceedings, geons. At the time of their arriwhich must bring upon them all val every thing was going on as the consequences attending such usual; shops and public houses were illegal conduct.
open, and people were looking Given under our hands this 15th after their ordinary concerns. But July, 1826,
the unexpected intrusion of these New Bailey Court-House. strangers caused an instant change
J. NORRIS, in the appearance of things--every
body was filled with amazement