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old and infirm, and without vant to the deceased, and have been children to suffer from his loss; so for five years. The deceased rather than deprive a young and was a clergyman, but has never helpless family of its only pro- performed clerical duties to my tector. After accomplishing this knowledge; he had a country-seat work of destruction, the gang de- in Lancashire, and in the last year camped, carrying off the plunder he was six months there. About they had made in

and seven

three years ago I was told by his or eight bottles of wine which they then cook that the deceased genhad taken from the cellar.

tleman was a married man; but I NATURAL HISTORY,

have never heard it mentioned versed specimen of the common since, and I never saw his wife, or brown snail, (Helix aspersa) has knew where she resided. The delately been found in the parish of ceased had only one son, about Shropham in Norfolk.-We believe twenty years of age, who lived this to be the only genuine British constantly with him ; he was of no individual ever noticed of this very profession, but was supported by rare variety, except one, formerly my master. On Monday, soon after. in the possession of the late Dr. one o'clock, my young master came Hunter. In the month of No- to breakfast in the dining-room, vember last, the Hoopoe was shot and he desired me to go to his in the same parish, and several father, who was then in an adjoinother very rare

birds. Some ing room, and ask him if he would scarce British plants have been have a cup of tea; I went accordobserved about the same spot. ingly to his bed-room door, and

23. CORONER'S INQUEST.-An found it locked; I told my young Inquest was held on the body of master of it, who said—then he the rev. F. Lee, aged 63 years. would wait a little longer for his

Mr. Robert Wake of No. 179, breakfast. In about a quarter of Piccadilly, Surgeon, sworn: an hour after, I was desired to Monday last about one o'clock in try the door again, and still found the afternoon, I was called to it locked ; I was then requested to attend the deceased, and went try two other doors which lead immediately; I found him lying into my master's chamber, and on the floor of his bed-chamber, found them not locked ; I then No. 11, in the Albany ; his shoul- proceeded into my master's apartder was supported by a small ment; he was not in bed; this trunk; he was quite dead ; and I frightened me; and, on leaving the supposed, from his appearance, he room, I observed him lying on the had been so above an hour. In ground. I instantly informed my the deceased gentleman's right young master of the circumstance; hand was a barrel of a gun ; it was at this time there was with him a double-barrelled piece; one of the Mr. Davis, a clergyman, residing barrels had been discharged in his near Greenwich, who was mouth, by which the whole of his acquaintance of the deceased ; (the deceased's) skull was blown I begged of Mr. D. to come out of off. From his position, my opi- the room alone, and he went to nion is, that he discharged the gun look for a medical person ; at this himself.

moment, I was unconscious of what Ann Jones, sworn. I was ser« had happened to my master. Dura

66 On


his son.

ing the absence of Mr. D. my they could be accommodated with young master came out of the a bed, and an answer was redining-room and I endeavoured to turned in the affirmative. About prevail on him not to go to his twelve o'clock they signified their father's room, upon which he intention to retire, and were shown seemed very much affected, and to an upper chamber by the servant said, “I must see my father ;" girl. Immediately on reaching he then looked into the room, the door of the room, one of them stepped back, and fell to the turned upon the female, and aimed ground on his face, being quite a blow at her with a knife. In overcome with the melancholy the struggle, and with a view to spectacle. By this time Mr. Davis defend herself, she held up her returned accompanied by the medi- hands, and the fingers of one cal gentleman. The deceased went hand were nearly cut off. They out but seldom ; he also kept very next made a stroke at her throat, little company. My young master and nearly severed her head from generally dined with the deceased; her body. A boy in an adjoining they lived very happily together, room, who was in such a situaand I never heard him reproach tion as to see what was going

forward, leaped out of bed, and in George Pritchard, esq. of Lin- his terror threw himself over the coln’s-inn-fields, solicitor, sworn. rails of the staircase, and flew out I was concerned for the de- at the door. The men instantly ceased in a matter respecting a followed, and, in running down partnership undertaking, which stairs, met the mistress of the had proved very disastrous, and house, who had heard the noise, which subjected him to pecu- and was on her way to inquire niary responsibility to the extent into the cause. The man who of between two and three hundred held the knife, which was still pounds, which he was fearful he reeking with blood, struck at her should not be able to provide for; with all his strength on his rapid this, and other matters connected descent down the stairs. The inwith it, were evidently more than strument entered her cheek, and his mind could bear.

penetrated the bone, where it The coroner and jury, returned was left by the villain, who, a verdict that the deceased gentle- with his companion, pursued the man shot himself in a state of boy who had escaped. The poor lunacy.

lad fortunately succeeded in con26. MURDER NEAR MANCHES- cealing himself in a sough near TER.-A murder was perpetrated the place; and the murderers, last night, between Patricroft and probably fearing that he had given Worsley. About ten o'clock, two the alarm, fled. The landlord was

entered the public-house, unable to render any assistance ; the Jolly Carter, kept by Joseph and there is little doubt, from the Blears, and called for liquor. circumstance of their having reThey had not sat long, before duced him to a state of helplessthey urged the landlord to join ness, that they had contemplated them, upon whom they pressed the murder of the whole family. glass after glass, till he became in- The servant girl was murdered on toxicated. They inquired whether the spot ; and the landlady, though VOL. LXVIIÍ,




living, was left in a very dangerous o'clock. I had been in bed. He state, the knife having been struck threw up some earth against the with such violence into the bone, window; after he had thrown that the blade was completely several times, I got up, opened the curved; and it took a considerable window, and spoke to him, and time to extract it.

wished him to go away immediateThe Jews.--The following is, ly. He was then standing upon so far as can be ascertained, the the ledge of the parlour window, present distribution of the Jews and had placed his hands upon the throughout the world.

bottom of the chamber window, In Bavaria

and 53,402

then put down the sash, and Saxony

1,300 left him in that position. In two Hanover

6,100 or three seconds after I saw him Wurtemberg

2,068 jump down, and never saw him Baden


again. I did not hear him cry Electorate of Hesse Grand Duchy of Hesse .. 14,982 out I heard a noise in the room Rest of the allied German

below, which was a parlour we States

18,248 did not make use of. The noise I Frankfort on the Maine...

5,200 heard was the breaking of a winLubeck


dow. I did not know at the time Hamburgh

8,000 Austrian States

453,545 who it was that did it, but was Prussia..cirico

134,980 informed in the morning that it Russia


was my father. I saw my father 232,000

return into his room ; he had no Great Britain

12,000 Low Countries

80,000 light with him, but there was a France

60,000 candle in his lodging room, which Sweden

450 enabled me to see him. I had not Denmark

6,000 Switzerland....

a distinct view of the countenance

1,970 Italy..,

of the deceased, as he was below

36,900 Ionian Islands.

7,000 me, and it was partly covered by Cracow:

7,300 his hat. I do not think that there Turkey in Europe 321,000 was sufficient light to have enabled Asia

138,000 Africa (of which 300,000 in

me to distinguish his features, but the empire of Morocco) 504,000

I knew his voice. Mr. Blackburn Americà


had two or three times before West Indies

50 thrown earth at my window about

the same time in the evening, and Total 3,166,603 I twice got up; upon one of those

occasions I had some conversation 27. UNFORTUNATE MAN- with him; on the other, I merely

An inquest was desired him to go away. Mr. held at Pontefract on the body of Blackburn never visited me in the Mr. Blackburn, who was stabbed day-time at my father's house. I on the night of the 24th by Mr. wished him to come in the dayCarlile.

time, and speak to my father, but Miss Rebecca Carlile having this he did not do. There had been sworn, said. The deceased, been no quarrel or dispute between Joseph Blackburn, came to my my father and the deceased. My father's house on Tuesday night father told me that he disapproved last about a quarter past eleven of the visits of the deceased, and I


had not given any encouragement to frighten him: but when I told to his addresses, since my father my father the position in which spoke to me on the subject. I the man was standing, he said he förbad him to visit me again, and

was afraid that he had hurt him. I never admitted him into the The moon had not then risen. I house, nor have I kept his com- went down stairs under an imprespany in any other manner than I sion that the person was breaking have now stated, except speaking into the house; and from what my to him once or twice at my father's father said at the time, I believe door. My father's lodging-room that he had the same impression is on the other side of the house. upon his mind ; we found the para I did not give any alarm; my lour window a little open ; I did sister Sophia got up and went out not know whether it was left so of the room, as soon as the deceased when the family went to bed ; we came to the window. I do not made no attempt to pursue the believe she knew who it was. I supposed robber; we wiped the first became acquainted with Mr. sword with a white handkerchief Blackburn at Hamburg.

to ascertain if there was any blood Mr. Benjamin Carlile, the bro- upon it; we found it rather stained, ther of the last witness, said, but we thought it was with the “ About half-past eleven o'clock rust and grease ; we had no further on Tuesday night last, my sister conversation about the robber ; my Sophia came into my room, and father was somewhat agitated, but said that there was somebody break- I was not at all so ; the deceased ing into the house, I put my and my father had never had any trowsers on, and found my father quarrel.” (who had also been called by my Miss Sophia Carlile, who seemed sister) a few steps before me; he about sixteen years of age, said, always keeps a strord in his room, “I heard a noise at my sister's and had it then in his hand; we chamber window,on Tuesday night, went into the parlour, and I saw about eleven o'clock; it seemed to a man standing at the window; be occasioned by something thrown my father put the sword through at the window ; I was awoke by one of the top panes, but not as I the noise, but I did not speak to believe with great force: nor did my sister about it: I did not know he speak to the man : we both that Joseph Blackburn threw it. thought that he was standing on She did not get up whilst I was the ground at some distance from in the room; I thought it was the window, but I could not judge thrown by some person that was of the distance, as it was very dark, going to break into the house ; I and it was not until he had leaped went to my father's room, and told down that I discovered that he had him that some person was breaking been standing on the ledge of the into the house, and he immediately window; he jumped down immer got up; I went to tell my brother, diately after my father put the and then retired into my own sword through the pane. My room ; I found my sister sitting in father had no idea that he had a chair undressed; I heard the hurt the man.

We then went noise of the breaking of the wininto the kitchen ; my father said dow; but I did not see or hear of he had put the sword over his head my father afterwards. I did not


tell my

father that Blackburn was or hear him speak; he hardly knew throwing at the window, I remem- he was wounded until he got a ber dirt being thrown at the few yards from Mr. Carlile's house, window once before, and my sister and he thought he should never told me that it was Blackburn who have been able to have got to his threw it; I am not certain whether brother's house; in a subsequent my sister had got out of bed before part of his examination, he stated I went to alarm my father or not ; that he never said that he knew it I did not hear my sister speak to was Mr. Thomas Carlile who had Blackburn."

stabbed him, as he had neither seen Mr. Joseph Waiblinger said, “I him nor heard him speak; had not am a surgeon at Pudsey. I was lately had any quarrel with Mr. called on Tuesday night, about Carlile, nor had Mr. Carlile at any eleven o'clock, to visit the deceased. time threatened to do him any I found a great quantity of blood injury; witness about a year since in his all-clothes; there was a had a quarrel with Mr. Carlile ; wound in the abdomen, five inches it was about Sophia, who told her below the navel, a little to the father that he was paying attenright; there was a portion of the tions to her sister Rebecca ; Mr. omentum protruded through the Carlile spoke to him out of the wound, which I was obliged to window; he seemed vexed, but did

I told the deceased that not threaten him. the wound had more the

appearance The jury returned a verdict of of having been inflicted by a sharp Manslaughter. cutting instrument than a ball; FORTUNATE ESCAPE FROM SAthe deceased said he could not say VAGES.-In 1824, the Countess of whether the noise he heard was Morley being off the Marquesas, the discharge of a pistol or the Jeffery, the chief mate, with a breaking of a window. I saw the boat's crew, was despatched on deceased six or seven times on shore to procure fresh provisions Wednesday (25th), and again on in exchange for articles of barter. Thursday morning, when I con- In prosecuting this object, he was tinued with him till he died, which induced to enter one of the huts, was at nine o'clock.

where he was detained as a prisoner. Mr. Hutchinson was called to It is conjectured that the natives, prove the examination of the de- in resorting to this measure, had no ceased, which had been taken by intention of injuring him ; but as the rev. J. A. Rhodes, and was to he appeared to be the principal of the following effect :- That the the party, they wished to have a deceased went to Mr. Carlile's musket offered for his ransom. house, between eleven and twelve They had before expressed a great o'clock on Tuesday night, to visit desire for fire-arms, and declined his daughter, as he had done many exchanging their hogs, fruit, fowls, times before: he got up to the &c. for any thing else. Those who window to speak to her ; she burst accompanied the mate, seeing nointo tears, and her mother asked thing was to be done against such her why she cried, but he did not a force as had been collected, rehear any answer; Mr. Carlile turned to their boats, and made

tabbed him immediately, but the good their passage to the ship, deceased said he did not see him The next day Griffiths volunteered

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