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the other side of the mill. Several responding to it under the right persons were now engaged in car- breast.
He died about twenty rying the wounded to the dis- minutes before ten o'clock of pensary which was not far from hemorrhage (bleeding) occasioned the spot.
One of the guards in by the wound. He continued sensithe mill then appeared at the ble until he died: a short time before opening of a window in the upper his death, he stated, that he came story, on the south side, when there with the mob from Fairweatherwas a tremendous rush along the green, and assisted in the attack opening from the mill to the street, upon Messrs. Horsfall's mill, and in which several females and others that, as he was breaking the winwere thrown down, but without dows with a pole, he saw a person any serious accident.
fire at him : he tried to escape, and The civil power being now found received a wound in the back. I insufficient to restore order, two have no doubt that the death of troops of the Yorkshire Hussars the deceased was occasioned by the were immediately ordered out, and wound he had received. proceeded, with lord Grantham and Mr. Thomas Horsfall, the manacolonel Yorke at their head, to the ger of the mill, stated, that it bescene of action, when part of the longed to Messrs. John Garnett mob dispersed. Others remained Horsfall and Co.; and that he had on a piece of ground eastward of been upon the alert for several the mill, about a yard higher than days past in consequence of inthat which the yeomanry occupied. formation he had received that Taking advantage of their situa- there was an intention to attack tion, they threw some stones at the mill. Witness applied to the the officers, when a few of the magistrates to know if they could Hussars leaped the walls, and give him effectual assistance, which drove them off in all directions. they promised to do ; and he himThe neighbourhood of the mill self procured what arms he could. now became clear, but the streets The result of their joint exertions adjoining continued to be crowded; was a force of about forty persons, the mob offered no violence, but about thirty of whom were milioften manifested symptoms of dis- tary, and were provided with fireapprobation by hissing and shout- arms; his own people, amounting.
ing to about ten,' were chiefly 4. CORONER’S INQUEST.-An armed with pikes; ten of the Inquest was held on Jonas Barstow, military were dragoons, and the who died the preceding night, in rest consisted of a detachment from consequence of the wounds he had the recruiting staff at Leeds. About received.
four o'clock the preceding afternoon Mr. John Walker.“I am the they saw a considerable body of apothecary of the dispensary at people coming furiously towards Bradford. On Wednesday after- the mill, and the witness imnoon, about twenty minutes past mediately ordered every man to four o'clock, Jonas Barstow was the station which had been prebrought, in a wounded state, to viously assigned to him. The mob the dispensary; on examining him, advanced in a menacing manner, I found a contused wound on the but he did not see arms or sticks. back, and another wound cor- They immediately commenced an
upon the mill by vollies of he had scarcely time to get the stones, and broke almost all the outer gates closed before they arwindows: some few of the men rived ; and before he could get to were hit by the stones, but were the lower gate, they had begun to not hurt. Witness was occupied throw stones. Witness ran into in going from one station to the mill to see that all the men another. The mob continued about were at their proper stations; he the premises for about three quar- then remained in the lower room, ters of an hour. Witness being which was the place of the greatest asked if he was not afraid of his danger. The attack first comlife, said he was not, but it was menced on the east side, but very because he thought they would be soon the windows on the north able to repel the attack. If the side, were driven in by large mob had succeeded in obtaining stones.
He observed two men admittance, it was his opinion that particularly active and violent; one they would have been all destroyed. of whom wrenched an iron stanThe mob made no demand for ad- cheon of one of the lower windows mittance, and nothing was said to from its fastening, the removal of them by the persons within; the which would have rendered adassault was too furious to admit mittance into the mill very easy. of any parley, and witness could Witness said the deceased was one not have spoke to them without of these men. Witness considered endangering his life. The orders both the property of the mill, and that he gave to his people and the their lives, to be in the greatest military were, that no man should danger, and the soldiers said they fire, whatever windows might be would not stand still to be murderbroken, or provocation received, ed. Witness was asked the name until there was an actual attempt of the person who fired, but he made to enter the mill, and till then said he would rather not mention there was not a shot fired. Wit- it, and the question was not perness heard a cry that they were sisted in. Mr. Horsfall gave them breaking in. There might be strict orders that not stone about thirty shots fired. The guns should be thrown, nor a shot fired, were loaded with ball; witness unless the assailants attempted to does not know whether any can make an actual entry into the mill, ister shot was used ; there was whatever windows might be broken. some in the mill.
The stones Several other witnesses were exwere thrown with such violence, amined, and the evidence being that some of them passed through gone through, the Coroner said the opposite window. The Riot- there were two questions for the act had not been read when the consideration of the Jury; first, firing commenced, and there was was the death of the deceased ocno magistrate present. It was a casioned by the firing from the mill? power-loom mill.
and, secondly, was it under such cirMr. John Ingham is a special cumstances as justified it. Six of the constable; was in the mill during jury said they were entirely satisthe attack upon it, and assisted in fied that the firing from the mill the defence. He was in the yard had not commenced until it was when he first saw the mob coming, necessary for the safety of the proand they advanced so rapidly, that perty of the mill, and the lives of
those that defended it; others of employment, by which they might the jurors thought that the firing maintain their starving families. had been too indiscriminate, and They suggested, themselves, that too long continued, but they ulti- the sum collected might be best mately agreed in the following supplied in purchasing the stock of verdict :-" That the deceased had goods at present on hand, which been shot by some persons to the would enable the manufacturers to jurors unknown, in the mill of give employment to multitudes of Messrs. John Garnett Horsfall and workmen, who are now totally Co. in the preservation of the lives without the means of procuring a of the persons and property there- morsel of bread. in.”
SINGULAR IMPORTATION. A A similar verdict, on similar package of a singular description evidence, was returned in the case was imported at the Custom-house, of Edward Fearnley, who was Dublin, from Leghorn, and conshot upon
the same occasion. signed to the rev. T. Murphy, of DISTRESS IN DUBLIN. The Kilkenny. The declared value by magistrates of Arran-Quay Police- the owner is ls. which subjects it office having received information only to a duty of two-pence, and at an early hour yesterday, that a the package is entered on the books, number of the inhabitants of that “ One box of bones of Martyrs.” wretched quarter had assembled 6. STATE-PAPER OFFICE.for the purpose of going in proces- By the industry and research of sion through the city, with their Mr. Lemon, some interesting diswives and families, to exhibit to coveries have recently been made their fellow-citizens the misery of in this office. Amongst other valutheir deplorable situation, Mr. able papers is an entire translation Herbert and Mr. Studdert, accom of Boethius, by Queen Elizabeth ; panied by a party of the Police, the prose in the hand-writing of repaired to the liberty, where they her majesty's secretary; and the found a vast concourse of persons whole of the poetry in the Queen's about to proceed towards the in- own autograph. Parts of a poetical terior of the city. These unhappy translation of Horace, written by beings did not manifest the slightest the Queen, have likewise been desire to disturb the public peace, found.
What is far more imand, on the remonstrances of the portant, as it relates to the history magistrates, they consented to aban- of that period, nearly all the docudon their original intention. They, ments connected with the events however, stated, through the me that occurred during the reign of dium of some of their body, that Henry VIII, especially the king's they feared the subscription, which various divorces, have likewise had been generously set on foot for been brought to light; particularly their relief, could not have the ef- the whole
of Catherine fect of permanently removing the Howard. It is intended to submit distress under which they were these literary and historical relics suffering: that although they to his majesty. might be relieved from their pre 8. LIABILITY OF CARRIERS.sent starvation for a moment, the Marsh v. Horne. The Chief jusdistress would again return; and tice delivered the judgment of the that they merely wished to get court in this case, which came
before the court originally on a chers, fearing a similar attack, respecial verdict. It was an action moved their meat, and, by twelve, against the proprietor of a stage only the town-butchers' standings coach, for the loss of two boxes were left. At that time the marsent by his coach to Bath. The ket-place was filled with a rabble declaration was in the usual form of the lowest description. The of assumpsit. The special verdict magistrates (who are for the most found, that the defendant, being part manufacturers) assembled at the proprietor of a Bath coach, the Woolpacks Inn at three o'clock, published an advertisement, giving and drew up an address to their notice to the public, that he would misguided work-people, pointing not hold himself liable for the loss out the folly of their conduct in of any parcel or package of more thus driving away those persons than 5l. value, unless the same was who were in the habit of attendentered and paid for as such. ing the market with provisions Plaintiff knew of such advertise- exhorting them to patience and ment when he delivered these two good conduct--and threatening to boxes to go to Bath, and defendant discharge from their employ all was aware they were worth more who should be found joining in than 5l. ; and yet no insurance was such riotous proceedings. This tendered by the one party, or requir- address was widely distributed (in ed by the other. The Court was
of a printed form), and a number of opinion that that fact was not suffi- special constables were sworn in. cient to take the defendant out of About nine o'clock, however, a the range of the protection which violent outrage commenced; the the notice he had given threw mob attempting to break into the round him: and, therefore, that shop of Thomas Marsh, baker, in judgment must be entered for the the market-place. Foiled
in this defendant.
attempt, they then drew off to the RIOT AT TROWBRIDGE. On courts in a large body, and began Saturday last, the town of Trow- to pelt the constables, who rushed bridge was the scene of much con upon one or twoindividuals that had fusion and outrage. Some hucksters rendered themselves conspicuous. had been suspected of either fore- One of them they succeeded in apstalling or monopolizing potatoes, prehending, and committed him to the price of which commodity ad- the guard-house; although in vanced considerably in the market going thither, they were nearly on that day beyond that of the overpowered by the mob, many of previous week, and these circum- whom had large sticks and stones. stances were considered by the This outrage was succeeded by fremob as ample reason for making quent skirmishes with the mob, an attack upon the gardeners in- who were evidently bent on every discriminately. This they ac- species of mischief; and one of cordingly did; and the work of their first attempts was, to liberate plunder and destruction was so the prisoner. Mr. Waldron, the effectively performed, that by 11 magistrate, assisted by some of the o'clock not a vegetable of any de- most respectable inhabitants, stascription was to be seen in the mar tioned himself at the door of the ket; and at that hour every shop prison, and told the crowd that he
The country but, was determined to remain at his
post: but an increase of force from usual to keep gunpowder for the the besiegers rendered a retreat purposes of the colliery, a quantity necessary, in which several of the of about half a hundred weight constables received broken heads was deposited in a barrel. At and severe contusions. The rabble nine o'clock in the morning, some then proceeded to unroof the pri- persons at work at the colliery son, and to liberate the prisoner; were alarmed by hearing a rumband in this they fully succeeded. ling noise proceed from the house,
Further attempts to restore and instantly afterwards an explotranquillity appearing to be vain, sion took place, by which the roof the greater part of the constables and two sides of the dwelling were thought it proper to endeavour to blown down. Several of the workprotect their own personal pro- men immediately hastened to the perty; a measure which was high- spot, where they discovered Mary ly necessary ; for about half-past Belcher, the wife of the occupier twelve the mob began parading of the House, lying under the the High-street, breaking the win- rafters, which had fallen upon dows of the inhabitants, although her, with her clothes on fire. She very many of them could not be had her infant, about two months considered as having rendered old, in her arms; her son, Wilthemselves obnoxious. In some liam, about three years old, was instances the windows were de- also lying under the rafters, by her molished in toto ; and the street side, both the children's clothes lamps were also destroyed. These being on fire; and at a little disviolent proceedings continued till tance, a girl of the name of Maria about two o'clock.
Jackson, about nine years of age, An express had been sent to who assisted Mrs. Belcher in Devizes for the yeomanry cavalry, nursing, was seen running from who arrived about one o'clock on the house with her clothes nearly Sunday; and between five and six burnt from her body. So dreadful o'clock the constables, guarded by was the injury which these unforthe military, proceeded to appre- tunate creatures had sustained, hend some individuals who had that they all died in a few hours. been marked out as particularly 20. LIBEL.Fisher v. Stockactive in the riot on the previous dale. This was an action to reevening; two of whom were im cover compensation in damages, mediately sent off in a chaise to for the injury received by the Salisbury for trial at the ensuing plaintiff, in consequence of a libel, assizes.
which had appeared in the 9th By the judicious management number of a work entitled “The of the magistrates, quietness was
Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.” restored by ten o'clock at night ; Mr. Serjeant Vaughan addressed when not an individual was to be the jury for the plaintiff. Mr. seen in the streets.
Fisher was a very respectable at17. ACCIDENT.-A melancholy torney, residing at Lyme-Regis, occurrence took place on Saturday, had been married for the last at a house near Ebenezer Colliery, thirty years, and had now a large in the parish of Westbromwich, family. The number of the “Meby which four persons perished. moirs of Harriette” to which he At a house where it has been alluded, and which formed the