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animal, that it was the constant &c. was procured. The dog-fancier, play-fellow of Mr. Lloyd's seven however, determined to have an young children, and his first visit, interview first with the dog, who on quitting his kennel every morn- now, ratherexhausted from the vioing, was to the apartment which lent rage and exertions of more than the children occupied. On Mon- an hour, laid himself down in his day morning Mr. Lloyd heard the kennel. The man approached him, dog making an unusual noise at but the dog heeded him not; the the door of the yard where the man then very dexterously conkennel was, and which commu- trived to slip the noose of the rope nicates directly with the house. over the animal's head, which was Most providentially on this occa- out of the kennel, while the fire sion, contrary to the usual custom, flashed from his eyes. Still the this door did not happen to be then animal did not attend to him, until open, so as to allow the dog to enter the man dragged him by the rope the house. On hearing this noise out of the kennel. Now began a from the dog, Mr. Lloyd looked out frightful contest, the dog sprang inat a back window, and saw the ani- stantly at the man's throat; but the mal attempting to force the door, latter presented the broom-handle howling in the wildest manner, and horizontally to him, which the his mouth covered with foam and animal seized, and tore with his slime. Mr. Lloyd suspecting that teeth until he forced it from the something must be wrong, pro- man's grasp; still the man held the cured a pail of water and dashed rope, and he now too laid hold of it over the animal, which now be- a chain which hung from the dog's came ten times more furious, with neck with the other hand. The the fire darting from his eyes, so dog repeatedly flew at the man's that no doubt remained of its mad- throat, and when on his hind legs
Mr. Lloyd sent for a man stood as high as the man himself, who had wormed the dog when a but the latter, by dexterously
. whelp, to have his opinion as to checking him to the left with one his state. On the arrival of this hand, and to the right with the man, he entered the yard where other, each time he flew at him, the furious animal was, in the turned him from the direction of most undaunted manner, with a his own throat. At length, howbroom-handle in one hand and a ever, the man became exhausted rope, with a noose to it, in the from the force and fury of the other. At this time a vast crowd dog's attacks, and called out to the of persons had collected at the dif- spectators for assistance. There ferent windows that overlook the was a general cry to shoot the inyard ; and a court which adjoins furiated animal, and in an instant it, leading to the Strand, was some dozen gun barrels were dichoaked with spectators, who from rected to the spot. The man, no that spot could see the whole pro- doubt, preferring to take his chance ceeding. Mr. Lloyd endeavoured with even the dog to the chance of to persuade the man not to enter a discharge of musketry, roared out, the yard, but proposed at once for mercy not to fire, and then for shooting the dog. Several ncigh- the first time the armed gentry bours made the same proposal, and recollected that the shooting of the a supply of blunderbusses, muskets, dog would be attended with the
like fate to the mart. The dog had The case of Messrs. Bell having now niearly got the complete mase been closed, Mr. Adam addressed tery of his opponent, when the lat- the jury on the part of the Dock ter called, “ for God's sake, let some Company, who had unsuccessfully ment come down, and knock the used every possible effort to negodog on the head.” This was no ciate with Messrs. Bell; and had sooner said than done ; several men proposed a reference to arbitrators, sprang into the yard, armed, with which had been declined. Messrs. iron bars, sticks, &c. and in an in- Bell had also refused to furnish any stant the dog's head was beaten to particulars, or even explanation, of pieces nearly in the arms of the their demands; they resisted the man; and thus ended this fright- inspection of their books and acful contest, without the man having counts, and had declined a proreceived eveti a scratch.
posal on the part of the Dock 8. SHERIFFS" COURT.-Messrs. Company, to appoint accountants W. und R. F. Bell, of Iron Gatė, on both sides, upon oath, by whose Wharfingers and Warehouse- examination of those books and ackeepers, v. St. Katherine Dock counts, the Company were content Company.
to abide. Messrs. Bell having thus Amount of Claim.
refused every overture at amicable Claim for Compensation for
arrangement, the Dock Company Goodwill. ii.iiii. 29,106 were reluctantly compelled to meetClaim for the Value of Claimants' Interest in unexpired
them before a jury; and, in the term of Lease....
7,000 absence of every information, were Claim for Fixtures, Utensils,
prevented from making any offer. and Improvements....... 1,000 Under these circumstances, a noClaim for expense of the re
minal tender of five shillings had moyal of the Merchandise now in the Warehouses of
been resorted to, so as to bring the the Claimants......
880 question fairly to issue. Mr. Adam
proceeded to state that this was the Total Demand..........£.37,986 only case which the Dock ComThe Attorney General opened pany had not hitherto been able to the case on the part of the claim- adjust without having recourse to ants. Messrs. Bell, it appeared from a jury. Purchases exceeding his statement, were wharfingers 200,0001. had already been made and warehousekeepers, carrying on by them in furtherance of the purextensive business at Iron Gate poses of the act. wharf and Tower-hill; they occu
The Under Sheriff summed up, pied warehouses of great size, and and, after the Jury had retired for had a very considerable share of the a considerable time, they returned Baltic business, their warehouses à verdict of 2801. as the value of being occupied principally with the claimants' interest in the lease, hemp, flax, tallow, ashes, and iron; and 8,7201. for the good-will, fixthe whole of which business, he was tures, utensils, improvements, and instructed to state, would be an- expense of removal of the merchannihilated by the construction of the dize from the warehouses in all, St. Katharine docks.
9,0001. ; the fixtures and utensils Evidence was examined at great to be the property of the Dock length in support of several of the Company. This cause occupied items of claim.
the Court from ten o'clock in the
morning until six o'clock in the launch their punt, for the purpose evening
of 9. DANGEROUS Fire.— This lying in the lake. Soon after one morning, between one and two o'clock, anxious to get on board to o'clock, the inhabitants of St. Mary do their duty, they forced their way Axe were alarmed by cries of“Fire," through the surf, and, notwithwhich had suddenly broken out in standing the swell, succeeded in the house No. 21, occupied by a reaching the side of the boat. J. respectable widow ladý, named Hughes had the command of the Gonne. It was first discovered by tiller, and being aware of the the watchman, and appeared to critical state in which they would have commenced on the second be placed in nearing the boat, adfloor. The lives of four young men, vised his companions to sit still and who slept in the attics, were ex- be steady; this caution was also posed toimminent risk. Some of the repeated by capt. Parry, the second watchmen rushed up through clouds master, who was then on board the of smoke, in order to arouse them; pilot-boat. Upon the approach of but on gaining the second landing, the punt, a slight collision against it was ascertained that the staircase the side of the pilot-bout took leading to their apartments had place, which was not to be avoided ; fallen in, and considerable appre- the punt heeled, and several of the hensions were entertained for their men rising, lost their equipoise, and, safety. They were at length the punt turning keel upwards, the aroused by the shouting of the whole crew were dashed under people in the streets, and they soon water. At this trying and perilous after attempted to effect their re- moment, the commander of the treat downwards, but the attempt pilot-boat, and four men, who were was hopeless, for the stairs were then on board, with admirable now wholly consumed, and the presence of mind, threw the scuttle, flames were rapidly closing around roughtrees, oars, and other things, them. In this dilemma, they be- overboard, to enable the poor felthought them of getting out on lows to keep above water; in adthe roof, and after some exertions dition to this, they also succeeded they forced the attic window, which in righting the punt, and saving was fastened, and escaped to the one man who had seized the scuttle; leads, but not without having been two others, one of whom had clung
eriously burned on the hands and to the cable, were saved from the arms. The upper part of the house, deck of the pilot-boat, by means however, was totally consumed, of ropes.
The unfortunate situaand the rear of the next partially tion of the boat's crew had also injured.
been observed from the shore, and 10. Sıx PiloTS DROWNED.- the Custom-house boat pushed off (From the Liverpool Courier).— with the greatest promptness to On Monday last, in the forenoon, the relief of the sufferers. By this the twelve men belonging to No. 8, means three more of the crew were, pilot-boat, crossed, by land, from happily, picked up, after they had Seacomb to Hoylake.' Upon their been struggling for near half an arrival, they found a heavy surf hour, partially supporting themupon the beach, which baffled se- selves by the oars, &c., which they veral efforts which they made to got hold of; and, during that
period, they bid each other “ good which are contiguous to the stage, bye,” judging that their final hour was at work at the furnace, making
Five of the six men, sufficient gas for the use of the thus providentially snatched from house for Tuesday night; when, a premature grave, were imme- on looking to the stage, he discoverdiately taken on shore, and experi- ed one or two of the set pieces to enced the most marked and humane be on fire. He immediately aroused attention from Mr. Evans, at his an old man, named Barney, and hotel. The other was taken to a his family, who have resided many neighbouring puhlic-house. The years in the theatre, and they, with bodies of the six unfortunate suf- the utmost difficulty, effected their ferers have not yet been found, escape into the street. although every exertion has been The flames soon burst through made to find them. Their names the stage-door ; and such was their are, William Jones, Thomas Jones. 'fury, that they reached completely Owen Thomas, Henry Priestnell, across Well-street. It being imThomas Bennett, and Angus, possible for the fire-men to stand Clarke, four of them journeymen, facing the burning building; they and two apprentices, all strong, took their stations at either end of active, and efficient young men. the Theatre, and threw the water
If there be any cause for blame upon the flames as well as the in this melancholy affair, it will, situation would allow. we believe, be found in the ardent The utmost fears prevailed for zeal manifested by the entire boat's the safety of the whole neighbourcrew to get on board as early as hood, as, at the rear of the Theatre, possible, and to accomplish at one were the spacious sugar-houses of trip that which they ought to have Messrs. Croucher and Bishop, and done at two, and thus crowding a . Messrs. Clinker, and if they had small boat with a greater number caught fire, the whole of Dockof men than she ought, in such street, which is inhabited by poor weather, to have had on board. families, must have fallen a sacrifice.
11. ROYALTY THEATRE BURN- At three o'clock the roof of the ED.-Monday night, after the play theatre fell in. This circumstance of Richard the Third, a new Melo- somewhat damped or smothered the drame, called Kenrick the Accursed, flames, and the firemen were enwas produced for the first time; in abled to approach the front of the the last scene of the second act of building, and play upon the ruins which was
a representation of with more effect. About half past Mount Etna, in a state of eruption ; four o'clock, the conflagration was and, in order better to represent so far subdued, that there was no the burning fluid from the crater, danger of further mischief. a quantity of composition was The cause of the fire is believed employed to represent the red fire. to be owing to the gas used on the In this performance only about half stage as side lights not having been a pound of the powder was used, properly turned off at the close of which in itself is perfectly harmless. the performance, and having com
About one, or a little after, the municated to the set pieces of scenes whole of the performers had left near them. the theatre. Evans, a man employ- The loss is estimated at about ed in the gas-works of the theatre, 18,000?.
12. The New COMET. Augs. deceased came to lodge at my burgh. The new comet passed, master's on Tuesday, and towards since the 1st. instant, from star d morning became very restless. of the Bull, from the right fore- About twelve o'clock on Wednesfoot, into the constellation of day morning, I went up stairs, to Orion, where it passed between put the room in order, and to make the star n and o; and on the 8th the beds; when he unfastened the was near the star h in the Lion's door, by removing a chain from it. skin, which Orion wears in the On my going into his apartment,
On the 8th of April, at he held up his throat, in which 8 h. 40 min. 25 sec. 5. mean time there was a wound, and desired in the evening, its north inclina- me to look at it; I did so; and he tion was 10 deg. 11 min. 35 sec. then told me “ that the devil had Notwithstanding the goodness of been with him all night, and had the telescope, the comet appeared cut it;" there was, at the same very faint, and its nucleus was time, some broken glass in his hardly visible. Its course is now hand. He afterwards came down towards the head of Orion.
stairs; before he did so, he pushed The spot in the sun, which en- the bed from the fire-place; I saw tered the disc on the 28th of March, a piece of handkerchief. My passed out of it on the 10th of master asked him what he had April, in the afternoon. It in- been doing to me; but he made creased in magnitude to such a no answer: he afterwards, howdegree, that on the 4th instant it ever, told him that the devil had was above thrice the size of our cut his throat. He had a nail in earth. On the 8th, at a quarter his hand when he came down; and
; past three in the afternoon, Reau- in his bed-room I saw a pair of mur's thermometer was at 31 deg. snuffers, covered with blood. He 2 min. in the sun, and 16 deg. was removed into the tap-room, 3 min. in the shade, when Saus- and a doctor was sent for; after sure's hygrometer indicated which he was sent to the hospital. dryness of only 1 deg. On the I never heard him say any more 10th, fine weather changed, and than what I have mentioned. the nights were gloomy. Yester- He slept by himself, and I have day only one small spot in the sun no doubt that he committed the was seen, which had just entered fatal act himself, and that he was the disc.
insane at the time. The deceased FANATICISM.-Yesterday even- was advanced in years, and was, I ing an inquisition was taken at the believe, a dog-fancier. London hospital, on the body of Joseph Ensom examined. - I am Joseph Dunkins, an aged man, proprietor of the Swan ; the dewho put an end to his existence ceased was a stranger to me, but while labouring under the influ- was, I understood, a weaver out of ence of strong fanatical feelings. employment. The servant called
The evidence given on the occa- me as he was coming down stairs ; sion was as follows:
saw some blood and glass in his Eliza Harris examined. I am
I asked him what he had servant at the Swan public- been about ; and he said that the house, Swan-yard, Shoreditch ; the devil had been busy with him.