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circumstance was hailed by the strength to resist the attack, speedispectators as an auspicious omen. ly gave way; and although the The scene was one of the finest outer turnkey, at great personal that can be imagined. The Tagus risk to himself, resisted their atwas covered with boats filled with tempt so long as he could with any spectators, and our troops in full prospect of success, they very uniform, with arms presented, on shortly succeeded in gaining the deck, passed up the river, amidst open ground surrounding the the acclamations of the assembled building. The alarm having by multitudes. The troops, composing this time reached the governor and the second division of the 4th other officers of the prison, who regiment of foot, remained on were all within the walls, they, board on the following day. aided by the prompt assistance of
25, ESCAPE FROM PRISON. governor Rose of the gaol, and a Wednesday night about nine party of police officers from the o'clock, six of the male prisoners, Calton watch-house, succeeded, employed in one of the divisions of notwithstanding the darkness of the tread-wheels in Edinburgh the night, in securing five of the Bridewell, suddenly attacked the fugitives, but the remainder, nine inner turnkey, when in the act of in number, owing to the very low removing them to their sleeping and insecure' state of part of the apartments, stopped his mouth boundary wall, unfortunately ef with a handkerchief, and the same fected their escape. It is satisfac. instant covered his head with a tory to know that all the officers kind of hood, which they had pre- of Bridewell were at their posts ; viously prepared from a part of and that, so far as the investigation their bedding, and, having dragged now in progress has yet gone, him to one of the sleeping cells, every door of the prison appears to tied his hands and feet, and while have been duly locked, and sem some lay above him to prevent his cured agreeably to general orders. giving alarm, the rest possessed 26, Duel Dublin. This themselves of his keys, and pro- morning, at ten o'clock, Mr. Bric, ceeded to unlock the cells where accompanied by Mr. Fitzgerald, of some of the most daring of their Tralee, and Mr. Hayes, a solicitor, companions were confined. All of Cork, attended by Mr. Gregg, this was done in perfect silence; of Cork, went to some fields on and having, by means of one of the north side of Dublin, to settle the keys, taken from the turnkey, an affair of honour, which unforprocured a hatchet, used for cut- tunately terminated by Mr. Brio ting oakum from the place where being shot in the left breast, and, it had been, as usual, secured for the ball having passed through his the night, they locked the turnkey lungs, he died in a quarter of an in the cell, and proceeded to force hour afterwards. The cause of the outer iron gate of their ward, this quarrel was as follows:-Mr. through which, by the prudent Bric and some other gentlemen precaution of its having a differ- were standing at the General Pos ently constructed lock, they could Office, Sackville-street, on Sunday not make their way with the keys last, waiting the arrival of the belonging to the inner turnkey, Cork coach, to know the latest acs This gale not being of sufficient count of the contest between Mr.
Hutchinson and Mr. Callaghan. in a lifeless state, and, notwithstand-
sona, to answer to the demand. challenge to Mr. Hayes.
Mr. Brown stated, that the debt in 27. ACCIDENT.-A man named question had been contracted nine George Marshall, a mate on board years ago, and produced two or a Sunderland trader, lying in the three books; but, upon looking river off Stepney, was drowned on into them, he discovered that the Thursday morning. Marshall, who debt in question had not been enwas a native of Stockton, Durham, , tered in any one of them. He was some time since engaged as was about therefore to apply for mate on board the Janet, and the an adjournment, when the defendship having performed her voyage ant stood forward, and said, that it to London, Marshall had
was of no use to postpone the case, shore on Wednesday. In company as he had the best defence in the with some companions, he had spent world. Chairman- .“ What dea the evening merrily, and had in- fence have you?" Defendantdulged rather freely in the bottle. Why I have been sentenced to be On his way to the ship he met hanged?" Chairman-"Sentenced an unfortunate female, whom he to be hanged?" Defendantinvited to accompany him on board. (with an attempt to whimper).This was about half-past two in “ Yes, five years ago, I was senthe morning of Thursday. As tenced to be hanged at the Old they were stepping from a boat Bailey.” A Commissioner“For into the ship, Marshall fell into what offence ?” Defendant—"For the water, and being a heavy man, burglariously breaking into and he nearly capsized the boat. The entering a dwelling house in the woman attempted to save him, and night time." Chairman- .“ Whose in the effort was drawn into the house?” Defendant—"My father's. water. Drags were speedily pro- -Yes, sir, five years ago, I was cured, and after some time spent tried and sentenced to be hanged in searching for the bodies, they by the neck, by the late worthy succeeded in getting out the recorder, who, however, woman, but the sharp part of the doomed to go out of the world beinstrument used as a drag caught fore me. The court changed my in her neck, and wounded several sentence to transportation, and I of the blood-vessels, particularly was confined two years and a half the carotid artery, so severely, in the House of Correction, so that that, before surgical assistance whatever money or goods I had could be procured, she bled to were forfeited to the king; and, death. The body of Marshall was of course Mr. Brown has no claim soon after dragged out of the water upon me." Chairman-“Well, Mr.
Brown, this defence is a very hor- proprietors of newspapers. The rible one, to be sure; but I be following is an accurate list of the lieve it is fatal to your demand.” different cases as they occurred in
MURDER.-- Two females, who courts :- In the King's-bench four lived in a village near Loghrea, in conditional orders, for criminal ins the county of "Galway, having a formations, were obtained against small fortune, received the ad-Richards, the proprietor of the dresses of two men, who were con- Age," at the suit of W. Easthope, sidered by their
friends as below M.P., the earl of Glengall, lord them in rank. They made an ap- W. Lennox, and W. Molloy Westpointment with their lovers to macott; against Shackell, the probring them all the money they prietor of the “ John Bull," at the could collect on a certain night, suitof Mr. Hartshorn; against Chapand meet them at an appointed man, the proprietor of the “Sunplace, for the purpose of eloping. day Times," at the suit of W. One of the females came some Wellesley Pole; against Fairman, time before the other, and also be the proprietor of “ the Palladium," fore the men ; she concealed here at thesuit oflord W.Lennox; against self until the other should arrive. the proprietor of the “Cheltenham In a short time the men came, and Journal,” at the suit of the rev. Mr. then the other female. The pre- Campbell ; and against Mr. Duntended lovers seized her immedi- combe, the publisher, at the suit of ately, took from her all the money Madame Vestris. Actions for she had, and threw her into a libel were tried in the following burning lime kiln. The female, instances: - Smith v. Brodie, of who had been a concealed specta- “the Times,” damages 5l.; Fisher tor, fled as quickly and as secretly v. Clement of the
Morning as she could overtook a carman, Chronicle,” 30l. ; Wright v. Jerwho concealed her under hay on dan, of the “ Literary Gazette," his car, until he came to the nearest 501.; Forster V. Clement, of police station, where they informed “Bell's Life in London," 301. ; the police of the transaction. They Harris v. Wheldon, of the “Briinstantly went to the spot, where tish Traveller," 100l. ; Freeman v. they found the murderers, and got Price, of the “ Leicester Journal," the money in their possession ; 10l.; and lord Arundell v. Shackell. having secured them, they ex- of the “ John Bull," fine to the amined the limekiln. There they king of 1501. The editor of a found the remains of the unfortu- periodical published in London, nate victim of credulity burned to called, “The Portuguese," was a cinder, her two hands alone ex- brought up during the term, to cepted, with which she had clung have judgment pronounced for a to the side of the kiln, above the libel on the marquis de Palmella, flames, so that they were not con- the Portuguese ambassador ; he sumed. The police brought with was only required to enter into his them the murderers, and lodged own recognizances.
The only them in the county gaol.
cases in which the defendants were LIBELS.-The late term was successful, were those of Bourke more than usually prolific in ac- v. “the Courier and Morning tions of libel, and motions for cri- Chronicle;" which terminated in a minal informations against the verdict for the defendants; and
that of Neill, M.P., v. Clement, ple number. The following is an for án alleged libel in “ Bell's extract from the official returns for Life in London," in which the the last 14 years : 1813, 789; court refused to grant a criminal 1814, 902; 1815, 919; 1816, information.
1496; 1817, 1615; 1818, 1738 ; CRIME....By the statement re- 1819, 1823 ; 1820, 1416; 1821, turned to the Secretary of State's 1268 ; 1822, 1503 ; 1823, 2010; office on the 1st inst. by Marsden, 1824, 1903 ; 1825, 2425 ; 1826, the gaoler of Marlborough-street- 3103. office, it appears, that the number SWORD FISH CAUGHT IN THE of prisoners committed to the dif- FRITH OF FORTH.-Mr. Slight, ferent gaols, from that office alone, one of the assistant engineers under amounted, up to the 31st of De- Robert Stevenson, esq., has sent to cember, to 3103, being an increase the College Museum at Edinburgh on the return made on the 1st of a remarkably fine specimen of the January, 1826, of 1676. Come sword-fish, which was found, in paring this statement with the re- the month of September last, lying turn made by him for the year on the banks of the Forth, be1813, the advance of crimè appears tween Stirling and Alloa. It is lamentably out of all proportion to seven feet in length, perfeet in the increase of population, amount- all its parts, and will form a most ing within a fraction to a quadru- interesting addition to the museum.
APPENDIX to CHRONICLE.
SHERIFFS FOR THE YEAR 1826.
Bedfordshire ...... R. Elliott, Goldington, esq.
W. Mount, Wasing-place, esq.
Thomas Skeels Fryer, Chatteris, esq. ingdon .... Cheshire
W. Turner, Pott-Shrigley, esq. Cornwalli.
T. Daniel, Trelissick, esq: Cumberland
H. Senhouse, Nether Hall, esq. Derbyshire
Sir R. Gresley, Drakelow, bart. Devonshire
L. W. Buck, Daddon, esq. Dorsetshire
C. Buxton, Wyke Regis, esq. Essex
F. Nassau, St. Osyth Priory, ésq. Gloucestershire
R. H. B. Hale, Alderley, esq. Herefordshire
F. H. Thomas, Much Cowarn, esq. Hertfordshire
Sir G. Duckett, Roydon, bart. Kent ..
Sir John Fagg, Mystole, bart. Lancashire
J. P. Maschell, Penny Bridge, esq. Leicestershire is.
T. W. Oldham, Frith House, esq. Lincolnshiresi
G. Manners, Bloxham, esq. Monmouthshire.
B. Hall, Abercarn, esq. Norfolk ..
Sir E. Bacon, Raveningham, bart. Northamptonshire ...
G. Payne, Sulby, esq. Northumberland
W. Pawson, Shawdon, esq. Nottinghamshire G. Savile Foljambe, Osberton, esq, Oxfordshire ato... W. P. W. Freeman, Henley-upon-Thames, esq. Rutland
T: Hill, Uppingham, esq. Shropshire diorösi: John Cotes, Woodcote, esq. Somersetshire rūšiuos W. Helyar, East Coker, esq. Staffordshire
J. B. Philips, Heath House, esq. County of Southampton Sir C. H. Rich, Shirley House, bart. Suffolk i biisiisi J. P. Elwes, Stoke next Clare, esq. Surrey
H. Drummond, Albury Park, esq. Sussex
J. Hawkins, Bignor Park, esq. Warwickshire
Lionel Place, Weddington Hall, esq.
T. Clutterbuck, Hardenhuish, ésq.
J. Taylor, Moor Green, esq.
E. W. Seymour, Porthmawr, esq. Cardiganshire.... T. Davies, Cardigan, esq. Carmarthenshire W. Du Buisson, Glynhir, esq. Glamorganshire Thomas Edward Thomas, Swansea, esq. Pembrokeshire ....
J. H. Peel, Cotts, esq. Radnorshire
James Watt, Old Radnor, esq.
NORTH WALES. Anglesea
H. D. Griffith, Caerhun, esq. Carnarvonshire
Kyffin John William Lenthall, Maenan, esq. Denbigh
T. Fitzhugh, Pịaspower, esq. Flint...
John Price, Hope Hall, esq. Merionethshire.
W. Casson, Cynfel, esq. Montgomeryshire ,
John Hunter, Glynhafren, eeq,