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subject of the present action, im- opportunity would thus be given puted, in the clearest terms, to the of proving the truth of what he plaintiff, that he was a man of the had said. But no proof of the most impure and gross conduct, as truth of the present libel had been a married man. ịt described him produced. It must, therefore, be as a “ lady killer," and as possess concluded, that the statement was ing black eyes and a tall person;

false. There could be no doubt it also mentioned him as practising that reference was made by it to in the profession of an attorney. the plaintiff; there was no other Now these facts would show the Mr. Fisher practising at Lymemeaning of the libel, and would Regis. What right, then, had identify the Mr. Fisher of the this prostitute, or this pander sup"Memoirs” as the present plain- porting this prostitute, thus to tiff. What answer the defendant make these false and libellous pubwould be able to give to the case lications against respectable genhe knew not, but he was quite con- tlemen? It had been contended, vinced none could be introduced that there was

no charge of which would deprive the plaintiff immorality in the libel. But, of his claim to large damages. was it not an imputation of im

The libel was put in and read. morality, when that was asserted

A witness was then called, who of the plaintiff, which had forproved that the plaintiff was a merly been remarked of a woman, married man.

He had been mar that she was lassata non satiata ried thirty years, and had a large viris ? What the intention of the family. He practised as an attor- part was, in publishing the ney, and no other person of that present work, appeared from the name and profession resided in back leaf of it. It held out a Lyme-Regis.

threat to all that was great, to The Lord Chief Justice in sum- all that was noble, to all that was ming up said, he was bound to tell amiable, in this country, unless the jury, that in point of law, the they would pay sufficient to satisfy publication, which formed the this prostitute, who, having supground of the present action, was ported herself as long as her pera libel ; because any publication sonal appearance would permit, whatever, having a tendency to now sought to eke out the wretchrepresent another person in an ed remainder of her life by pubodious or ridiculous light, is a lishing these false and infamous libel; still more so when it im- libels. Allusion had been made puted to any one the crime of for- to the profession of the plaintiff. getting his duty as a husband and Now, attornies, from their confia father. That it was false, must dential situation, were peculiarly be taken for granted; and he would liable to such attacks as the pretell them why.

Mr. Fisher had sent. Taking all the circumstances taken the best possible course in a of the case into their consideracase of this sort. He had brought tion, it was for the jury to say a civil action. If ever it happened what was the amount of damages to him to have his character at to which the plaintiff was entitled. tacked by a libel, he should un- The jury immediately returned a doubtedly bring a civil action verdict for the plaintiff; damages against the publisher of it. An 7001.: costs, 40s.

22. MURDER NEAR CASHEL. nothing but powder, and demanded A most daring and atrocious mur more money, which Mr. Murphy der was perpetrated, last Sunday denied having, and then ordered night, on the person of Edmund his servant to bring them some Murphy, esq. of Grange, while on drink, when another of the villains a visit at the house of his brother, said they would have none of his W. Murphy, esq. at Ballynamona, whiskey, as it was offered only with within a mile of Cashel. A horse a view of delaying them there. and car, bearing a man whom Mr. While they were continuing their Murphy expected, having arrived examination, and breaking the about half-after nine o'clock; on furniture, Mr. W. Murphy opened the door being opened for the admis- the window, making as much sion of the expected person, seven noise as he could, by forcibly or eight fellows, armed, and not driving down the sash, and by disguised, rushed into the hall, clapping his hands, cried out shoving the person that arrived " Now my lads! here are the and the man that attended the car, police and ye will be nabbed," in before them. After stationing when the ruffians ran down stairs two fellows at the hall-door as to the hall-door, and learning sentinels, four of them entered the from the centinels there that it parlour where Mr. William Murphy was only a false alarm, they rewas sitting, Mr. Edmund having a turned up stairs again, and forcing few minutes before retired to bed, the Messrs. Murphy down to the as he had to set out for Clonmell hall, ordered Mr. William to kneel, at an early hour. They at first which he refused to do, saying, demanded what arms were in the he never knelt to any person, and house, and repeatedly struck Mr. owing to bodily infirmity, could Murphy, once knocking him down, not. Mr. Edmund, in order and punched him in the back with that the ruffians might not inablunderbuss, in order to drive him jure his brother in forcing him up stairs before them. Mr. Ed- to kneel down, said, that, if it mund, hearing the noise in the were an amusement to them he hall, ran down stairs in his night, would kneel; and, he having shirt, and was immediately urged done so, one of the murderers up again along with his brother. discharged his blunderbuss at the Having ascended to Mr. William's distance of about a yard from him, bed-room, they received the arms and shot him in the neck. He they demanded (a gun and blun- expired almost immediately; two derbuss) and, when they were ob- balls and four slugs having entered tained, they demanded - travelling that part of the body: one of them charges,” and immediately broke passed through the carotid artery, open some of Mr. Murphy's trunks, and another, from the repulsion it desks, and a chest of drawers, met at the vertebræ of the neck, which they rummaged, and rified was turned down into the stomach. the desk of a note-case, with some Mr. Edmund was all the time in (memoranda) papers, a one pound his night shirt, and, while he note, and a check on the Provincial

was on his knees, Mr. William Bank for 231. On receiving the incessantly begged of the villains, note-case, one of the fellows (a if they were determined on muryoung ruffian) said it contained der, to take his life, as he was

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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 Junacy.

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. LXVIII.




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


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