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and à party of the police stationed Terrible, of 74 guns, lying close to there to prevent any annoyance the Dock-yard wall. His father, from the crowds collected outside. Gibson by namé, on seeing the acSoon after eleven o'clock the judges cident, jumped overboard after of the different law courts began him; and, placing the child on to arrive, and at one o'clock, the his back, was swimming towards door of the official residence of the a boat, within a few yards of them, deceased nobleman was thrown the boy's arms being round his open, and the procession began to father's neck; but by some unformove forward in the following tunate circumstance, the boy slid order:

from off the father's back, and his Two Mutes. A plume of feathers. body came round to the parent's

The rev. Mr. Erskine, with an front, the child still clinging round open prayer-book in his hand.

the father's neck, by which posiTHE COFFIN,

tion it is supposed the man could which was of black cloth, and not use his arms to support himstudded with nails of the same self and his child in the waves, colour. The pall covering it was when they went to the bottom tosupported by the following distin- gether, and never rose again. This guished law officers. On the one was the third time Gibson had side--the lord Chancellor, the lord jumped overboard to save this very chief baron of Scotland, and sir child. William Grant. On the other 14. SUICIDE.--Stutgard-On the chief justices of the Bench the 9th, a young man and woman and Pleas, Mr. justice Park, and arrived here by a coach from CarlsMr. justice Gazelee.

ruhe, and alighted at an inn. They The chief mourners were Mr. passed the whole of the next day Wm. Gifford, and Mr. Chas. Gif- here and at Canstadt, and ordered .ford (his lordship's brothers), the coachman to be ready on the Messrs. Drew, Wedgwood, Burs afternoon of the 11th. The coachford, and Hine.

man having waited more than an Behind these followed, side by hour, went up stairs to ask instrucside, the attorney-general and so- tions. To the questions that he licitor-general, and the procession put, the young man answered that was closed by Messrs. Harris, he might come in. The door, Murray, Farr, and Haynes, the however, was bolted on the inside, clerks of the Rolls,

and barricadoed also with a chest On entering the chapel, the of drawers. After he had got in coffin was placed in the centre of through another room, the young the middle aisle, and the service hav- woman was found lying insensible ing been read, it was deposited in a on the bed, bathed in her blood vault, on the north-east side of the and the young man was leaning altar, immediately above the coffin against the wall of the apartment of sir William Fortescue, and op- with blood streaming from his posite to that of sir Thomas Plu- mouth.---They had attempted (it mer, after which the mourners re- would appear) to commit suicide, turned in the same order.

and had put a number of hail shot ACCIDENT, SHEERNESS. A into two small pocket-pistols for Hittle boy, about five or six years that purpose; but the charge was of age, fell overboard from the so weak, that most of the shot re

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in the seven miles, and then, hav. was so severely wounded as hardly ing the last mile to go forward, he to be able to utter some unintel- performed it in good style in about ligible words, and she was con ten minutes and a half; thus acsidered to be in a very dangerous complishing the arduous task with state. The condition of the young more than a quarter of an hour to man was more favourable.

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held is twenty-four years of age; was contiguous to the King's-bench born at L in the Grand prison, on John Fitch, a prisoner. Duchy of Baden, and acted as Sur- Mary Fitch, his widow, deposed, geon at the Hospital of Carlsruhe. that the deceased had formerly The young woman's name is Caro- been a master coach-builder in line B. The motives which Apollo-buildings, East-lane, Walinduced them to attempt suicide worth; büt, within the last eighare not known. They left Carls- teen months, had fallen into diffiruhe on the 8th, and when here culties, and, about twelve months they did not live in an economical ago, had been arrested, and conmanner, although, they had not fined in the Kings'-bench prison. money sufficient to pay their bill. The deceased, in consequence of

PEDESTRIANISM, Yesterday being " Chum'd out,” was obliged week, Townsend, the pedestrian, to sleep on the seats in the chapel started from the Swan, Islington, for upwards of two months with Edgbaston, at twenty minutes past his clothes on; this was during the five in the afternoon, to go ninety winter; and after he got into a miles in twenty-four successive room, he was compelled to sleep hours, and half of them to be on the floor for want of a bed walked backwards. The distance stead. The deceased was shortly measured was half a mile through after taken ill; and, by the advice the toll gate, and along Calthorpe- of some of the inmates of the street, on which he went to and King's-bench, his wife got a petifro. The weather was very fa- tion drawn up, and signed by sevourable, with the exception of a veral respectable persons, addressed little rain on the following morn- to the duchess of Buccleugh, having ing; and he kept moving at the often heard of that noble lady's steady pace

of about four miles an benevolence; she called in about hour, which, if continued through- three weeks aftewards, but her out, would allow him an hour and grace was out of town; witness a half for rest and refreshment. For and her husband were then without the last eight miles he had about two common necessaries. Owing to the hours and five minutes left; but deceased's having caught cold from seven out of the eight were to be want of a proper bed to lie on, he performed backwards. His spirits became so unwell, that he was were good to the last. He never scarcely able to assist himself. slackened his pace; but towards Witness applied to the marshal, the latter part of his task it was for the rules, gratis, which was at evident, from his apparent exer- first refused, but, upon a surgeon's

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certificate being produced, the 6d. per week. The jury returned a marshal humanely granted them. Verdict—"That the deceased John When the deceased obtained the Fitch, died through starvation.” rules, he applied to St. Mary's. RIOTS AND OU'IRAGES IN BETHNewington, for parochial relief. NAL GREEN.— The two churchThe parish at first gave half-a- wardens of St. Matthew, Bethnalcrown, which exactly paid for green, and the vestry clerk, waited their lodging, and finding this upon the Secretary of State at the sum inadequate to their support, Home-office, where they were met the wife subsequently applied for by two of the magistrates of Worfurther relief, when they granted ship-street Police-office. The object an extra sixpence weekly, and this, of the meeting was, to devise some with the exception of trifles given measures to repress the dreadful to them, was all they had for their outrages of a lawless gang

of support. For upwards of three thieves, consisting of 5 or 600, months, she had not even tasted who have caused such alarm in the tea, and frequently she and her minds of the inhabitants, that they husband existed upon a penny loaf have found it necessary to shut up and milk and water, day after day, their shops at an early hour, to excepting that now and then one protect their property from the of the lodgers gave her a bit of ruffians. The gang rendezvous in meat. Beef had lately been dis a brick field at the top of Spicertributed at the Bench, but the street, Spitalfields, and outposts deceased had not been so fortunate are stationed to give an alarm, as to get any. During the whole should any of the civil power aptime witness and deceased had oc- proach, and their

“ Warcupied their present lodging, they hawk," as a signal for retreat. had slept upon the floor, with only On the brick-kilns in this field, a portion of two old blankets to they cook whatever meat and pocover them. Witness had since tatoes they plunder from the received a shilling per week from various shops in the neighbourthe Lambeth Chapel Society fund, hood, in the open day and in the in Cheyne-terrace.—Robert King, face of the shopkeeper. On Monlandlord of the house occupied by days, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the deceased, deposed, that the being market days (Monday and deceased came to live with him on Friday at Smithfield, and Wedthe 12th of January last, since which nesday at Barnet), they sally out period he and his wife had been in into the suburbs, and wait in ama state of comparative starvation; bush till a drove of beasts passes ; indeed, such had been their dis- they then attack the drovers, and tress, that, although the witness take a beast from the drove and was only a journeyman bird-cage- convey it into the marshes till night; 'maker, with a wife and three chil- when they hunt it through the dren to support, he could not find metropolis, and whilst the passenit in his heart to press for payment gers and inhabitants are in the of his rent; deceased and his wife utmost state of alarm, they plunder, lay upon the floor. Witness now and in many instances nearly murand then, when he could afford it, der, every person whom they meet; gave deceased a drop of broth; there are now no fewer than five they owed him 24 weeks' rent at 2s individuals lying in the London

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Infirmary, without hopes of re- head completely taken off; and covery, that have fallen into the another his arm, at a mile distant. hands of the gang. Within the A woman, who was making her last fortnight, upwards of 50 per- bed, had her chamber door driven sons have been robbed, and cruelly om the hinges and

rown across beaten, and one of the gang was the bed; the ceilings fell down, seen one day last week to produce, and the windows were broken, but amongst some of his associates, she escaped without injury, except nearly half-a-hat-full of watches. a few slight bruises. A priest perIn consequence of these outrages, forming mass was knocked down in the right hon. Secretary gave the church, the windows of which orders, that a reinforcement of were broken, but no lives were lost. forty men, most of them mounted, Several poor men fishing near the should be stationed in different magazine were killed instantly ; parts of the parish, and that they and the captain of one of the should be relieved every three barges coming up with passengers, hours, with instructions, to patrole was so alarmed at the explosion, the disturbed parts day and night, that he jumped overboard. Every which is now the case. In addition house was partially or altogether to these measures, a magistrate unroofed-locks, bolts, and bars, was in attendance yesterday (Sun- literally flew asunder--the winday) at the Police-office, in order dow frames and the glass were scatto hear cases against any of the tered to the winds--the ceilings of marauders, should they be brought the Houses in and near the quay, before him, and the hon. Secretary were as if strained from the joists has further ordered, that for the the walls yawned from their future the magistrates shall sit perpendiculars, and the very founevery morning at ten instead of dations were shaken to theircentre. eleven o'clock. The Secretary of Nor was this the case merely at State on Saturday last had an in- the quay; the whole line of street, terview with the magistrates of on the road to Bruges, exhibited the district, respecting the state of a still more melancholy spectacle, that part of the metropolis, and inasmuch as the houses presented anxiously inquired if the robbers not only an equally desolate appearwere distressed weavers ? An ance, but their owners also were answer was given in the negative; involved in instantaneous ruin. but that they were a set of idle The houses on the quay, some of and disorderly fellows, who have the best built and most substantial been long known to the police as in Ostend, were shaken to their reputed thieves.

foundation. In the house of Mr. EXPLOSION OSTEND. R an eminent banker, the The new magazine at Ostend joists were wrenched from the which contained upwards of 1,400 walls of the building the main barrels of powder, exploded at ten side wall of the hall door entrance o'clock in the morning About quite removed from its perpenforty persons, chiefly soldiers, were dicular—and the drawing-room killed; the wounded were almost tables studded over with pieces of innumerable. Stones and bricks broken window-glass, driven into were thrown to a distance of three the tables by the

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certificate being produced, the 6d. per week. The jury returned a marshal humanely granted them. Verdict—"That the deceased John When the deceased obtained the Fitch, died through starvation.” rules, he applied to St. Mary's. RIOTS AND OUTRAGES IN BETHNewington, for parochial relief. NAL GREEN.- The two churchThe parish at first gave half-a- wardens of St. Matthew, Bethnalcrown, which exactly paid for green, and the vestry clerk, waited their lodging, and finding this upon the Secretary of State at the sum inadequate to their support, Home-office, where they were met the wife subsequently applied for by two of the magistrates of Worfurther relief, when they granted ship-street Police office. The object an extra sixpence weekly, and this, of the meeting was, to devise some with the exception of trifles given measures to repress the dreadful to them, was all they had for their outrages of a lawless gang support. For upwards of three thieves, consisting of 5 or 600, months, she had not even tasted who have caused such alarm in the tea, and frequently she and her minds of the inhabitants, that they husband existed

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loaf have found it necessary to shut up and milk and water, day after day, their shops at an early hour, to excepting that now and then one protect their property from the of the lodgers gave her a bit of ruffians. The gang rendezvous in meat. Beef had lately been dis a brick field at the top of Spicertributed at the Bench, but the street, Spitalfields, and outposts deceased had not been so fortunate are stationed to give an alarm, as to get any. During the whole should any of the civil power aptime witness and deceased had oc- proach, and their

Wara cupied their present lodging, they hawk," as a signal for retreat. had slept upon the floor, with only On the brick-kilns in this field, a portion of two old blankets to they cook whatever meat and pocover them. Witness had since tatoes they plunder from the received a shilling per week from various shops in the neighbourthe Lambeth Chapel Society fund, hood, in the open day and in the in Cheyne-terrace.-Robert King, face of the shopkeeper. On Monlandlord of the house occupied by days, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the deceased, deposed, that the being market days (Monday and deceased came to live with him on Friday at Smithfield, and Wedthe 12th of January last, since which nesday at Barnet), they sally out period he and his wife had been in into the suburbs, and wait in ama state of comparative starvation ; bush till a drove of beasts passes ; indeed, such had been their dis- they then attack the drovers, and tress, that, although the witness take a beast from the drove and was only a journeyman bird-cage- convey it into the marshestill night; 'maker, with a wife and three chil- when they hunt it through the dren to support, he could not find metropolis, and whilst the passenit in his heart to press for payment gers and inhabitants are in the of his rent; deceased and his wife utmost state of alarm, they plunder, lay upon the floor.

Witness now and in many instances nearly murand then, when he could afford it, der, every person whom they meet; gave deceased a drop of broth; there are now no fewer than five they owed him 24 weeks' rent at 25. individuals lying in the London

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