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this was to be fixed to a pole of of the house had fallen in. They eight feet long. A body of men found that a stone of nearly 100lbs. so armed, or with musket and weight had fallen from the upper bayonet, would be infinitely supe- cornice of the tower of Bow rior to one armed with musket and Church, and broken in the roof. ball cartridge. Some one from the It had hit some of the projecting crowd asked, how they were to be cornices of the tower, by which its used; the defendant replied “ Sup- force was broken, and had fallen pose you were so armed, and met lengthways; otherwise it is proa mad dog running towards you, bable that it would have gone what would you do? Why run it through the two floors below the down his throat to be sure ; and attic, where it stuck, and might you should do the same to all those have occasioned the loss of lives. who wrong us, oppose us (or op Mr. Gwilt, the architect, was sent press us), and deprive us of suste- for by the parish officers, to exnance, or deprive us of bread.” The amine and report as to the cause prisoner, who had no counsel, cross- of the accident. This gentleman examined the several witnesses has reported that the stone has with great self-possession, and with most probably been detached by considerable tact. He pressed one

the vibration of the tower, caused witness, the parish-clerk, very hard, by the ringing of the bells, and to know if he was not asleep while that the effects of this practice he was at the meeting. “My reason are manifested by large cracks in for asking this question, my lords,” the plastering of the belfry walls, said the defendant, is, “that I have which were plastered over in 1822. seen this man fall asleep, while on When, in 1816, the spire was duty, in the church, for which his found to have lost its perpendicumaster, the parson, reproved him larity, it was conceived that the severely.” He addressed the jury, mischief was caused by the ringat some length, with considerable ing. Mr. Gwilt, however, ascerfluency, and called two witnesses tained' that, although the splitting to shew that he had received the of the tower might be attributed book from another person (one of to that cause, yet the deviation of the witnesses), and that he made the spire proceeded from the injuno comment, but merely read the dicious use of wrought iron in its extract, and that the meeting was construction. The effect of a peal perfectly peaceable. The jury, after of ten bells upon such a steeple, a short consultation, found the pri- may be conceived from the fact, soner Guilty. The chief justice, which this gentleman ascertained under the impression that the from actual experiment, that the defendant had only been the smallest bell, which weighs eight thoughtless instrument of others, hundred weight, shakes it from sentenced him to be imprisoned six the top to the very foundation. months, and to enter into his own The largest of the ten bells is uprecognizances in 501. for his good wards of two tons and a half in behaviour for three years.

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19. FIRE.

· About a quarter mornings ago, the family of Mr. before twelve o'clock, the neighAughtie were awaked by a tre- bourhood of Wilmington-square, mendous crash, as if the upper part Clerkenwell, were alarmed by the

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sudden breaking out of a fire not before the child had sustained in No. 20, in the square, oc- injury from the flames; a joyful cupied by Mr. Parker, and known shout of grateful feeling saluted by the name of Wilmington-house, the deliverer on his safe return being a seminary for young ladies from the building to the ground. The intimation was given by The roof of the building fell in several persons passing, whose at- about one o'clock, carrying every tention was attracted by a dense thing under it down to the basecloud of smoke issuing from the ment story, and leaving only the chimney. The watchman, accom bare walls. panied by several persons, imme 26. ROBBERIES PRIDDY diately proceeded to the front door, FAIR.—This fair, which is held and knocked with great violence, annually in a vale surrounded by to warn the inhabitants of their the Mendip-hills, has always been danger; when they discovered that held in the highest estimation, and the fire was in the kitchen, and in has been invariably looked up to less than ten minutes the flames as a criterion for the regulation of burst forth with great fury from the prices of stock of all denominathe kitchen and parlour windows. tions; but, unless such outrages, It was with considerable difficulty as those which took place there that the family could be made on Monday last, be prevented in sensible of their danger; the in- future, they must inevitably lead to mates consisted of fourteen indi- a total annihilation of every speviduals~~-namely, Mr. and Mrs. cies of business. Gangs, consisting Parker, their three children, eight of as many asfrom 20 to 30, of what young ladies, boarders in the house, are commonly called gipsies, resort and a female servant. The fire hither; accompanied, in some inwas rapidly spreading towards the stances, by their women, who consecond floor sleeping-rooms, when duct E. O. tables, or other low the whole of the above persons species of gambling. These women presented themselves at the front attract the attention of the unwary windows imploring assistance, and to their unlawful games, while the uttering the most piercing cries. men croud around the table, and, No time was lost, or exertion appearing to take a lively interest in wanting, in dragging the ladders the progress of the game, by betfrom the surrounding new build- ting small sums, empty the pockets ings, and in procuring the safety of the by-standers. As night apladder from the church, by which proached, respectable persons, who in a short time, it was supposed at had been dining in the booths, the moment, that all the inmates were called from them by some of had been saved. But it was soon the gang, upon pretence of being discovered that one little girl wanted by a friend, and, as soon as was left behind, and to rescue they got outside, were knocked her had now become a perilous down and robbed of every thing undertaking One individual, they possessed. This was repeatprompted by humanity, and as- edly done in the presence of others; sisted by a safety-hood, boldly as but so formidable were the cended the ladder, went through that they overawed the honest the flames, entered the building, part of the populace.

About and succeeded in his attempt, but five o'clock in the evening, Mr.

gangs,

George Hares, the landlord of evidently Roman, has an inscripthe Miners'-Arms inn, at Ship tion upon the blade which will ham, was knocked off his horse, afford a subject for the ingenuity and robbed of six sovereigns and of the antiquary. This weapon some silver. Complaint was vain, has a straight two-edged blade, as there was no legal autho- with a long tapering point; along rities to redress the grievance. the rib or centre line of the blade, At eight o'clock, Mr. Tozer, a on a surface somewhat platted, are highly respectable currier, residing the letters (reading from the hilt at Axbridge, was taking his gloves to the point)-NDKOK CHN from his pocket preparatory to DNCHTKOR Y P.

They all mounting his horse and riding resemble the ordinary Roman cahome; in the act, however, of pitals in present use, except the mounting, a fellow struck him a eighth, which is our capital M violent blow on the forehead, reversed thus, W. which had the effect of stunning LOSS OF THE VALLETTA.-By him, and he was immediately sur the accident of the Antelope, East rounded, by at least a dozen pick- India packet, captain Wilson, being pockets, who beat, pinioned, and wrecked in 1783, the Pellew robbed him of a pocket-book, 221. Islands, thirteen in number, were in notes, two sovereigns, about a discovered. By a similar, and late pound's worth of silver, a snuff event, the loss of the Valletta, 300 box, two silk handkerchiefs, and tons burden, a private Indiaman, other articles of less value. Not commanded by John William contented with this, they cut the Phillips, an island and reef of coral girths of his saddle, which, toge rock, in latitude 21 deg. S., lonther with a new pair plated gitude 143 deg. E., hitherto unstirrups, they conveyed away in known, have been discovered. The triumph! A vast number of

per Valetta sailed from Port Jackson, sons witnessed this barbarous scene, New South Wales, on the 13th of but were literally afraid to render June, in ballast ; had a prosperous assistance, fearful they should have voyage till the 10th of July; but been subject to the same fate. At on the evening of that day, the a later period of the evening, the wind suddenly shifted, and blew booths were besieged by the assail very strong from the north. ants; so that several respectable Breakers and a reef being descried, people preferred sitting up the every exertion to work the ship whole of the night in the booths, off was made, but a tremendous rather than run the risk of going swell baffled the most skilful out and being robbed ; and many efforts, and she struck so forcibly of those who encountered the risk, on the reef, as to occasion the loss came off without money, and in of her rudder. With much hazard, several instances, had their clothes an anchor was got out, and many torn from their backs.

articles thrown overboard, which 24. ANTIQUITIES. In addition so floated the vessel, that she was to a shield which was lately dis brought into a safe

cove, with covered in the bed of the Witham, eight feet water in her hold. It a number of swords and other being found on examination, that antique remains have come to any attempt to repair her would light. A short stabbing sword, be nugatory, she was reluctantly

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sudden breaking out of a fire not before the child had sustained in No. 20, in the square, oc- injury from the flames; a joyful cupied by Mr. Parker, and known shout of grateful feeling saluted by the name of Wilmington-house, the deliverer on his safe return being a seminary for young ladies. from the building to the ground. The intimation was given by The roof of the building fell in several persons passing, whose at- about one o'clock, carrying every tention was attracted by a dense thing under it down to the basecloud of smoke issuing from the ment story, and leaving only the chimney. The watchman, accom- bare walls. panied by several persons, imme 26. ROBBERIES PRIDDY diately proceeded to the front door, Fair.—This fair, which is held and knocked with great violence, annually in a vale surrounded by to warn the inhabitants of their the Mendip-hills, has always been danger; when they discovered that held in the highest estimation, and the fire was in the kitchen, and in has been invariably looked up to less than ten minutes the flames as a criterion for the regulation of burst forth with great fury from the prices of stock of all denominathe kitchen and parlour windows. tions; but, unless such outrages, It was with considerable difficulty as those which took place there that the family could be made on Monday last, be prevented in sensible of their danger; the in- future, they must inevitably lead to mates consisted of fourteen indi a total annihilation of every speviduals--namely, Mr. and Mrs.cies of business. Gangs, consisting Parker, their three children, eight of as many as from 20 to 30, of what young ladies, boarders in the house, are commonly called gipsies, resort and a female servant. The fire hither ; accompanied, in some inwas rapidly spreading towards the stances, by their women, who consecond floor sleeping-rooms, when duct E. O. tables, or other low the whole of the above persons species of gambling. These women presented themselves at the front attract the attention of the unwary windows imploring assistance, and to their unlawful games, while the uttering the most piercing cries. men croud around the table, and, No time was lost, or exertion appearing to take a lively interest in wanting, in dragging the ladders the progress of the game, by betfrom the surrounding new build- ting small sums, empty the pockets ings, and in procuring the safety of the by-standers. As night apladder from the church, by which proached, respectable persons, who in a short time, it was supposed at had been dining in the booths, the moment, that all the inmates were called from them by some of had been saved. But it was soon the gang, upon pretence of being discovered that one little girl wanted by a friend, and, as soon as was left behind, and to rescue they got outside, were knocked her had now become a perilous down and robbed of every thing undertaking One individual, they possessed. This was repeatprompted by humanity, and as- edly done in the presence of others; sisted by a safety-hood, boldly as but so formidable were the gangs, cended the ladder, went through that they overawed the honest the flames, entered the building, part of the populace. About and succeeded in his attempt, but five o'clock in the evening, Mr.

George Hares, the landlord of evidently Roman, has an inscripthe Miners'-Arms inn, at Ship tion upon the blade which will ham, was knocked off his horse, afford a subject for the ingenuity and robbed of six sovereigns and of the antiquary. This weapon some silver. Complaint was vain, has a straight two-edged blade, as there was no legal autho- with a long

tapering point ; along rities to redress the grievance. the rib or centre line of the blade, At eight o'clock, Mr. Tozer, a on a surface somewhat platted, are highly respectable currier, residing the letters (reading from the hilt at Axbridge, was taking his gloves to the point)--ND KOK CHN from his pocket preparatory to

DNCITKORY D. They all mounting his horse and riding resemble the ordinary Roman can home; in the act, however, of pitals in present use, except the mounting, a fellow struck him a eighth, which is our capital M violent blow on the forehead, reversed thus, W. which had the effect of stunning Loss OF THE VALLETTA.

-Ву him, and he was immediately sur the accident of the Antelope, East rounded, by at least a dozen pick- India packet, captain Wilson, being pockets, who beat, pinioned, and wrecked in 1783, the Pellew robbed him of a pocket-book, 22. Islands, thirteen in number, were in notes, two sovereigns, about a discovered. By a similar, and late pound's worth of silver, a snuff event, the loss of the Valletta, 300 box, two silk handkerchiefs, and tons burden, a private Indiaman, other articles of less value. Not commanded by John William contented with this, they cut the Phillips, an island and reef of coral girths of his saddle, which, toge- rock, in latitude 21 deg. S., lonther with a new pair of plated gitude 143 deg. E., hitherto unstirrups, they conveyed away in known, have been discovered. The triumph! A vast number of

per

Valetta sailed from Port Jackson, sons witnessed this barbarous scene, New South Wales, on the 13th of but were literally afraid to render June, in ballast; had a prosperous assistance, fearful they should have voyage till the 10th of July ; but been subject to the same fate. At on the evening of that day, the a later period of the evening, the wind suddenly shifted, and blew booths were besieged by the assail very strong from the north. ants ; so that several respectable Breakers and a reef being descried, people preferred sitting up the every exertion to work the ship whole of the night in the booths, off was made, but a tremendous rather than run the risk of going swell baffled the most skilful out and being robbed ; and many efforts, and she struck so forcibly of those who

encountered the risk, on the reef, as to occasion the loss came off without money, and in of her rudder. With much hazard, several instances, had their clothes an anchor was got out, and many torn from their backs.

articles thrown overboard, which 24. ANTIQUITIES. .-In addition so floated the vessel, that she was to a shield which was lately dis brought into a safe cove, with covered in the bed of the Witham, eight feet water in her hold. It

number of swords and other being found on examination, that antique remains have come to any attempt to repair her would light. A short stabbing sword, be nugatory, she was reluctantly

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