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THE REVENUE. Yeurs ended July 5. 1824.
1825. Increase. Decrease
6,526,139 6,933,177 407,038
MARRIAGE BY LOTTERY.-" Some years ago, the journals spoke of a proposal for marriage by lottery: this singular proposition has just been revived. A young man who may be from twenty-two to twenty-six years of age, of a very good figure, has called at our office, and begged us to announce his formal intention to contract an unica of this kind. He 462,080 told us he had fixed the number of tickets at 90; that the price of each was to be 2,500 francs (1004.); and that the first number issuing from the lottery at Paris in the last drawing of this month, would be the suc 164.877 cessful number in his scheme; so that the lady who might be the posess 18,221 sor of the lucky number, would gain 225 000 francs (90001.) and the young man into the bargain.”—[From the Petit Mercure, a little French jurnal 645,178 of fashions, amusements, and literature, which is published every week 2,500,000 in London, and got together very pleasantly.]
MARSHAL MACDONALD (who is now travelling in Scotland) appears to 645,178 be about 60 years, thin in person, and rather above the middle size; his 2,358,779 hair is quite gray, his eyes dark, his countenance rather round and sedate. He was plainly dressed in black, and like his celebrated friend 786,399 Buonaparte, takes snuff in great quantities. He speaks very little English. and that little imperfectly. The fatigue of a soldier's life, and the anxieties of political struggles, appear to have broughton premature age, for he walked feeble. appearing in an infirm state of health. When on the field of Culloden, he expressed his surprise at the imbecility which dictated the choice of that spot for the position of the Pretender's army. No spot could be worse chosen for the position of an irregular body of men acting on the defensive against regular troops; and the wonder was increased, the General observed, when the neighbouring high grounds behind the water of Nairn afforded so fine a position to obtain the objects and suit the circumstances of the Jacobites.-Glasgow
THE PRINCESS PAULINE.-The Allgemeine Zeitung of the 29th ult. contains the following particulars of the will of the sister of Napoleon Buonaparte:" Florence, June 11.-The Princess Paulina Borghese, who died on the 9th, after a long and painful illness, has left a will, in which she appoints her two brothers, the Count of St. Len (Louis), and the Prince of Montfort (Jerome), her principal heirs. To Lucien she bequeaths only her pardon for his treatment of her. The daughters of Madane Murat are to have 30,000 piasters each, except the Countess Pepol, who is married at Bologna. The eldest son of the Count of St. Leu is to have her villa near the Porta Pia, at Rome; and Prince Borghese the use for his life of another villa, near Viareggis, in the Duchy of Lucca. Several Cardinals, among whom are her uncle Fesch, Pacca, Spina, and Rivarola, and many gentlemen and ladies of Rome, who used to frequent her societies, have reinembrances of more or less value. She has left also considerable legacies to Madame Dumenil, her companion; to M. Vametelli, her homme d'affaires; and to M. Gozzani, the agent of Prince Borghese at Rome. A pretty considerable capital is set apart, the interest of which is to be applied to enable two young men of her native town, Ajaccio, to study surgery and medicine. The value of the whole property is estimated at about two millions of francs."
LADY HOLLAND'S WILL.-The will of the late Dame Harriet Holland, of Cranbury, and of Piccadilly-terrace, relict of Sir Nathaniel Holland, was registered on the 12th ult. Probate, under the sum of five hundred thousand pounds, was granted to the Right Hon. the Earl of Cardigan, the nephew and sole executor. The legacies are considerable; amongst the principal are-To her sister, the Dowager Countess of Liverpool, 50.0001; the Hon. Miss Brudenell, 50.0007.; nephew and niece Bishopp, 30.0001. each; Lady Charlotte Rivers, 60,000l. the interest for life, and principal to her children; the Rev. Sir Henry Rivers, 10,000l.; the Rev. Thomas Penton, vicar of Wellon, 10,000!.
THE NEW WORLD.-We are pleased to observe, that the American Monitor has reached a fourth number, and continues to be conducted with industry and good sense. This monthly magazine would be valdable, were it only as a comprehensive record of state papers and leading official documents, issued by the various governments of North and South America ;-documents in which the enlightened politicians of all countries are strongly interested, and on which the future historian will lay no small stress. Besides these, however, the Monitor gives an aêcurate summary of events in the Western Hemisphere; an account of all new treaties and arrangements for commerce; and some original discus sion, generally marked by enlarged views and sound judgment, upon interesting points of American policy.
ABSENCE OF MIND-A well-known gentleman of Magdalen College, Cambridge, had taken his watch from his pocket to mark the time he intended to boil an egg for his breakfast, when a friend entering the room, found him absorbed in some abstruse calculation, with the egg in his hand, upon which he was intently looking, and the watch supplying its place in the saucepan of boiling water.
BELZONI'S TOMB.-We visited this curious and interesting Exhibition ATTEMPTS TO CONVERT THE NATIVES OF THE East to ChristiANITY.— in Leicester-square the other day, and felt great regret, that we had not "Thirty years have already elapsed since Protestant Missionaries have attended to it at an earlier period, and contributed our humble-aid been numerous throughout India. During that interval, they have cir towards spreading the knowledge of its merits. We were exceedingly culated in the country upwards of a million of Bibles; and after thirty struck with the complete manner in which this novel and spirited attempt years of uninterrupted labour, they reckon, according to the acknowto give the English public a practical idea of one of the most curious of edgment of their own advocate, only one thousand proselytes. May ws Eyptian antiquities, has been executed. There is a fac-simile of a pernot, at the sight of so paltry a success, apply to those Gentlemen the fet ton b discovered by the enterprising traveller; and the visitor. fable of the mons parturiens! After the Bible has been for the last thing de cend ng into it, and walking through the various halls and chambers years in the most severe labour, during which the Missionaries have (the light of day being excluded, and lamps substituted) sees around caused it to utter cries which have resounded throughout Europe, hin the sarcophagi, sculptures, &c. precisely as they appeared to Bel-instead of bringing forth millions, it gives birth, in all the strength of us zoni, when he penetrated into the real tomb. The effect on the mind is youth, to only a single thousand, and even those mere abortions, the very great, and gives one, as may be supposed, a far better idea of the greater part of which perish by apostacy, almost as soon as they are barn, reality than the most elaborate descriptions or engravings. The ExhibiAbout two years before my departure from India, the Protestant Mis tion also contains a room full of models of pyramids, temples, colossal idols,sionaries of Serampore found themselves under the necessity of dischar &c. very ingeniously contrived so as to convey to the spectator, by means ing from their service all their new concerts, whom they had employed of familiar objects introduced for the sake of contrast, a clear notion of the in their printing-house. These new Christians, having lost their ca-te size of these stupendous edifices, by embracing Christianity, and finding themselves destitute, presented a that when the Missionaries induced them to become Christians, they had Memorial to Dr. Middleton, the Bishop of Calcutta; explaining to him, promised to supply them with the means of existence. The Missionaries alleged, in their justification, that they had been compelled to act in this had become so vicious, and especially manner, because these wretches, after their conversion to Christianity, so intemperate, that they feated should pervert the whole of their Pagan workmen.”—[See an admirable lest the sight of the daily and scandalous excesses committed by them letter on the subject, from the Abbé DuBors at Paris, addressed to the Oriental Herald, and inserted in the June Number of that instructive and improving Magazine.]
Profits of LECTURERS.—It is stated in a medical periodical work, tata lecturer on anatomy, who has a class of 250 pupils, receives 2500 guineas annually for delivering a lectore, which occupies one hour dily for half a year, the expense of which to him, for dead bodies, &c. d es not exceed 30. For the dissecting room he also receives 6 guineas for the season for each pupil, about 150. making 900 guineas. ceives 4 guineas for two courses of surgical lectures, about 150 pupils, making 750 guineas. His share of the receipts from pupils for attending hos itals is about 1.5004, making in the whole, not quite 6.000l. per BAND. In Paris, a lecturer thinks himself well paid with 504.
MAGISTERIAL INTOLERANCE.-On Sunday evening week, as Mr. Ripley.| a primitive methodist preacher, and the superintendent of the York circuit, was addressing a discourse to a few of his neighbours, under the sycamore tree which stands in the middle of Chifton village, near this city, he was interrupted by H. J. Dickens, Esq. a magistrate for the liberty of St. Peter, who ordered him to desist, on pain of a night's lodging in Peter prison. The preacher remonstrated, when Mr. D. pushed him off the chair, telling him he knew the law as well as he did. Mr. D. next seized Mr. Ripley by the collar, shook him about, and thrust his fist hard against his breast three times, exclaiming, “G−d d—n you, you shall not preach here, you old hypocrite!" An old woman, 76, now interfered to separate the Justice from the Preacher, but his worship struck her in the face, caused it to bleed, and gave her a black eye. The chair was then removed to the opposite side of the road, where the preacher, being requested by the people, again attempted to finish his discourse. But he was followed by Mr. Dickens, who pulled him violently by the skirts of his coat, and obliged him to come down. Thus the law finally triumphed over the gospel, and Mr. Ripley retreated to his own door, he being a resident at Chifton, and there finished his discourse. He has since felt himself so well from the treatment he received, that he had recourse to medical advice, and has been strictly enjoined not to preach for the present.-York Courant.
CHANCELLOR PAtronage.—No less than 140 offices are in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, exclusive of appointments in Church and Statecan there be any surprise at the reluctance to give up such an office?
INVALIDS IN ITALY.-New comers in Italy take great license in matters of eating and drinking, and then wonder that the South does not do them the good they expected. Dinners of macaroni, new wines, and melons, suppers of relishing meats, and sometimes breakfasts with ditto, besides ices and fruits of all sorts between whiles, are sufficient to render the healthiest visitor doubtful of his new country,-much more, invalids who come on purpose to get health. The fault is laid on the climate. It is said to be too hot in summer; they are astonished to find a winter. But it is seldom so hot in summer as not to be pleasant within doors; and the winter only becames formidable from its being unlooked for. In Florence there are considerable mists and fogs during autumn and winter, but I believe they are mostly confined to the city, and the river side. From the slopes of the neighbouring hills you may see the city, morning alter morning, enveloped in a white mist, while you yourself are sitting in a calm blue æther, fine as an English summer time. There is cold in the morning; but nothing can often surpass the clearness and cheerfulness of the atmosphere, while the people in Florence are lamenting their fog. But it is the fashion to live in town during the winter; and what is health, provided Mrs. Jones thinks one ought to be bilious?—Notes to the Bacchus in Tuscany.
An English Clergy man in Bedfordshire has been testing the value of the Established Church as an exemplar of purity and an enforcer of discipline. Even the Church of Scotland-the best national church in the world, we believe-has had her delinquents; but Dr. FREE beats them all. How comes it, by the way, that we seldom or never hear of such offences among the priesthood of the Romish religion in Ireland ?— Dundee Advertiser.
A letter from Paris compares the coronation of Charles the Tenth with that of Napoleon. During the litanies, King Charles lay on his face and hands, alongside the Archbishop, and between two Cardinals standing upright: but Napoleon and the Empress remained seated on a little throne, while the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, and others were on their knees reciting the litanies. The Archbishop placed the crown upon the head of Charles the Tenth; but Napoleon ascended the steps of the altar, took the crown, and placed it on his own head; it was he also who put the crown on the head of the Empress, who received it kneeling. The Archbishop of Rheims, after crowning Charles, raised him up by the right arm, and conducted him to the throne, still holding his arm. He even there affected to support him, and then placed him on the throne,a very outward and visible sign of the pretensions entertained by the Clergy that it is in virtue of their sanction that the King is king!
It is stated, that the Marchioness of Londonderry (late Lady Castlereagh) is to be married to Mr. Planta, Under Secretary of State.-Sunday Paper. We are requested by the gentleman (M. Niurvenhuys) who sold the British Government the Correggio to which we directed public admiration, to state, that he bought the picture not from the eminent Paris bau| ker, Cassimir Perrier, but from M. La Perriere, Receiver-General of contributions in the department of the Seine. It was bought from this Paris connoisseur for 80,000 francs, or about 3,2004, sterling.-Times. It is now in the National Gallery, Pall-mall.
THE LOVE CHILD.
FAIR was thy blossom, tender flower,
When all in silence slumbered low,
With joy thy opening bloom to see,—
Oft her young eye, with tear-drops bright,
O'er recollection wandered wild.
Scarce from the primrose pressed the dew;
I thought the Spirit of the Dawn
Even then the shaft was on the wing
Thy spotless soul from earth to sever,
A tear of pity wet the string
That twanged and sealed thy doom for ever.
I saw thee late, the emblem fair
To break that rest shall wake no morrow!
Shall shed its earliest tear o'er thee!-JAMES HOGG.
COURT OF KING'S BENCH.
Monday, July 4,
COLE V. TWIGGER-BREACH OF PROMISE.
This was an action for a breach of promise of marriage -Mr. BROUGHAM stated the case of the plaintiff' At the time, he said, when she became acquainted with the defendant she was an orphan, almost without a friend or provector; and yet the defendant blushed not to obtain her confidence by professions of love; and having triumphed over her chastity, to cast her off, friendless and helpless, to the scorn of the world. She was a young lady of great personal attractions, the daughter of an opulent farmer in Leicestershire. She was placed to board in the house of a widow lady, named Pring, at Coleshill, in Warwickshire: while under her protection she became accidentally acquainted with the defendant,
The following story is the leading topic of conversation. An Illustrions Person, who holds a high rank in the Navy, was invited a short time ago to a shooting party at *** Castle, and according to etiquette, in such cases, his selected his own party. Before the arrival, however, of the Hlustrious , the host was visited by a first cousin, a Post Captain in the Navy. As the guest was himself in the Navy, no objection was anticipated by the entertainer to the presence of a near relation; and the Captain took his seat at the dinner-table. His who had made no objection when the subject was mentioned to him, showed, however, his dissatisfaction and, in an uncivil tone, turned to the Captain, and said, “ Pray, Captain ———, was not your father a book-who was then pursuing his studies at Oxford, in preparation for holy binder?” “He was, Sir," was the answer. "And pray, how happened that you were not brought up to the same business? Why, Sir." replied the Captain, very courteously, but in a tone which could not be mistaken,“ ours was a large family, and they say every large family has one fool in it, and him they generally send to sea."-Caledonian Mer
orders, and who was spending his vacation at the house of his mother, Mrs Piers, who lived nearly opposite to Mrs Ping. The families were intimate; the defendant, a young man of fascinating manners, paid great attention to the young lady, and won her affections. Is expectations were considerable. His letters would afford evidence of the relation hetween the parties. From one specimen the Jury would be well able to judge of the reason which the plaintiff had to confide in his sincerity and bonour. It seemed he had been infected with a taste for boxing,
which he (Mr. Brougham) did not comprehend, and against which she
"Take care of yourself, my love. Adieu!" Unhappily this lady was deceived by these professions of affection, and surrendered her virtue to the importunities of her lover. Slie became a mother; and Mr. Twigger's love was at an end-she was no longer his "dearest Eliza," his vows and protestations were over; he hid himself, and when found, was the husband of another woman. Under these circumstances her health destroyed-her character blasted-pressed down by a complication of misery-she sought redress by the hands of the Jury against one who would one day be well able to pay damages, and who, if not at present independent, still deserved not the less to suffer for the injury which he had inflicted.
Mrs. Pring stated, that Miss Cole came to reside with her in 1823, being then about 24 years of age. The defendant visited the plaintiff, and paid her much attention; her manners were ladylike and genteel. Mr. Twigger was perhaps 23 when he first became acquainted with Miss Cole. When Miss Cole came to her konse, she was brought by Mr. Charles Dickins, a young and single man, who lived about three miles from Coleshill. He occasionally visited the plaintiff for about two months. She remembered their quarrelling; Mr. Dickins had nothing to do with the arrangements for her board; he merely brought her. On being pressed whether Mr. Dickins had gone to Miss Cole's bedroom, the witness said that he was once going up stairs to speak to her, but that she prevented him. She remembered Mr. Dickins making an arrangement to go away with the plaintiff, but did not, though Mr Dickins came; and on this morning she gave up her letters, having wished the witness to prevent her from going. When the witness discovered that Miss Cole was pregnant, she desired her to quit her house. She never saw the defendant in her room but once, and that was on the morning when the letters were returned to Dickins. Mr. Dickins called an hour after Mr. Twigger had retired. Mr. Twigger had requested to speak with Miss Cole, in her room, and remained about ten minutes. About an hour after he went out, Mr. Diekins came in, and Miss Cole returned his letters. She was about 14 months in the witness's house, who never saw any impropriety in her behaviour. Mr. Dickins was a corn-dealer, and belonged to a respectable family.
Rev. John Parker said he had heard the defendant addressed jocosely respecting the plaintiff, and the plaintiff might have said he meant to marry her; but he could not remember particular instances.
Everybody tells me that you never cared for me; but the reverse is the fact. I know you never made me any promise, but I trusted to your honour. You have my leave to marry whom you please; but if you live for twenty years, I will ruin you, and break your wife's heart." Mr. SCARLETT Submitted whether, after this letter, the action could be maintained.
The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE said, that if the plaintiff trusted to the defendant's honour without a promise, she had no ground of action, and that he thought the plaintiff must be nonsuited. He directed the plaintiff to be called; and in answer to an application for leave to move, said, that Mr. Brougham had a right to move, and he should be happy to revise his judgment if he were wrong, but that at present he had no doubt. The plaintiff was nonsuited.
Tuesday, July 5.
HALL V. HOLLANDER.
This was an action against the defendant for negligently driving a chaise, and running over the infant son of the plaintiff, whereby the plaintiff lost his services, and was put to considerable expense during his illness Plaintiff is a straw-plat manufacturer in the neighbourhood of Sohosquare, and the defendant is a diamond-worker in the same vicinity. On the 20th July last the defendant was driving a one-horse chaise through King-street, and drove over the plaintiff's son, a child about two years and a half old. The child's head was severely injured (the scalp torn off by the wheel). There was no proof of any services which the child had performed for his father; whereupon
MI. SCARLETT submitted that the plaintiff must be nonsuited. The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE was of opinion that the action was not maintainable, without some proof of a loss of services; and though he lamented the necessity of acting upon that principle in the present instance, yet he felt himself bound by the decisions of his predecessors.-Plaintiff nonsuited.
Wednesday, July 6.
CONSPIRACY. THE KING U. GODFREY, PARKE, AND OTHERS. This was an indictment against the defendants for having entered into a conspiracy to procure goods under false pretences.
Mr. GURNEY stated the case for the prosecution. This indictment charged Thomas Josiah Parke, who had formerly kept the Claremont Hotel in Bond-street; a person named Godfrey; Mrs. Maria Saunders alias Cooke; Mrs. Turner alias Grauvett, who lived in the capacity of housekeeper to Mrs. Saunders; Mr. Godfrey, who was formerly a pawnbroker, but latterly the constant companion of Mrs Saunders; and John Grauvett, who was stated to be the brother of the defendant (Turner), and who acted in the double capacity of the companion and livery-servant of Mrs. Saunders. The way in which the conspiracy with which the defendants stood charged was carried into effect was this:-The defendant, Mrs Saunders, accompanied by the other defendant, Godfrey, who sometimes represented her to be a West Indian lady, possessed of great property, and at other times possessed of funded property, went to a tradesman warehouse, and having selected a quantity of goods, offered in payment her acceptance, payable when her supposed dividends would become due, or when the proceeds of her West India produce would become available. The tradesman naturally enough required a reference before he parted with his goods, and a reference was given to the defendant (Parke), whe occupied a house in Clarges-street, and who became acquainted with Godfrey and Mrs. Saunders, when they three were fellow-prisoners confined in the King's Bench prison. In the years 1823 and 1824, when Mrs. Saunders was a prisoner in the Rules of the King's Bench, she had a cottage at Hampstead and a house in Beaumont street, and having made Mr. SCARLETT addressed the Jury for the defendant. The truth, he several purchases, gave a reference to Parke, who confirmed the statesaid, must already be obvious, that Dickins was allowed to visit the ment made by Godfrey. The consequence was, the goods were seat in, plaintiff for illicit purposes, and that she was, in fact, his mistress. To and the other defendants received them, and ultimately assisted in their him the defendant bad, no doubt, succeeded-a thoughtless young man, immediate removal to persons who bought them at a reduced price, and fresh from College, who, in the retirement of the country, was captivated the acceptances when they became due were never paid. The injury by a handsome face, and the fascinations of an attractive and artful girl. done to tradesmen by such practices was too obvious to require any obserWas it not clear that, on the day when the letters were returned, and vation on his part. The Learned Counsel then stated the several charges, Dickins was dismissed, the defendant was accepted as a lover in his and called his witnesses.—Counsel having been heard for the Defendants, room? He would prove that horses were ordered; but fortunately for the CHIEF JUSTICE, in summing up, said that although the Jury might be Dickins some quarrel ensued, and the misery of the connexion was cast of opinion that the representations made by Mrs. Saunders and the other on the defendant. There was no doubt that a counexion had existed persons were untrue, still, in order to obtain a verdict of guilty, they must between the plaintiff and the defendant, but still it did not prove any believe that those representations were made in furtherance of a previous promise of marriage. The defendant denied that he had made any. conspiracy to procure goods. If the Jury should be of opinion that a con What would the Jury say, when they found a letter from the plaintiffspiracy existed, but that one or two, or three of the defendants were not herself, denying that any promise had been made, and giving the de- privy to it, they would acquit those persons, and find the other defendants fendant leave to marry whomsoever he chose? Surely this would put an guilty. end to the action; but if necessary, he could prove repeated declarations to the same effect. She did not wish to be a wife-she chose rather to be "free as air," thinking with Eloisa—
It was admitted that the defendant was married to Mrs. Catherine Lawton, a widow, on the 10th of December, 1824.
"Not Cæsar's empress would I deign to prove ;-
But she threatened to ruin thia young man, and break his wife's heart;
A letter from the plaintiff to the defendant was then read, as follows:
The Jury found the defendants Mrs. Saunders, Parke, Godfrey, and Mrs. Turner-Guilty; and the defendant Grauvett—Not Guilty.-Tus trial occupied the Court from half-past ten till half-past six o'clock.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE-HAMBLEY V. PEARSON.
Mr. Serjeant PELL stated that this was an action brought to recover compensation for a breach of promise of marriage. The defendant was a young man engaged in the ironmongery business, and who had paid his ad
dresses to plaintiff for the last four years, under the pledge of a promise of marriage. The contract on which this action was founded was contained in a letter which the defendant had sent to the plaintiff, desiring her to get the banns of marriage published without any loss of time; but, unfortunately for both parties, they forgot everything but their mutual affection, and they indulged in an improper intercourse, the result of which was that the plaintiff had become pregnant. After that event, the affection of the defendant apparently continued undiminished towards her, and no doubt existed that the breach of promise was caused less by his own decline of affection than by following the advice of others. The grandmother of the plaintiff (a woman in humble life), stated that the plaintiff kept a school for a short time. She might have done a little in the dress-making line. She was very fond of private theatricals. The plaintiff bad often been out at late hours. She was much admired for her skill in dancing, and was very fond of public hops. (Much laughter.) She sometimes visited the defendant at his shop, and dined with him. She never heard that she laid down on the bed with him when there. Such a thing had once occurred at Mrs. Davidge's. The plaintiff and defendant, and Mr. and Mrs. Davidge were there, and all four laid on the bed together. (Laughter.) It rained hard at that time (much laughter), and therefore they went all up stairs and laid on the bed together. (Continued laughter.) The plaintiff had never been in the family way but this once, and that was by the defendant. She was sometimes visited by three other persons, named Fuller, Courtney, and Lane. These persons used to sit up stairs with her, but there was nothing criminal in that. (Laughter.)
The letter in which the defendant had desired the banns to be published was then put in and read.
Mr. Sergeant WILDE addressed the Jury for the defendant. He said that the promise of marriage was to be taken as baving been made conditionally upon his obtaining the consent of his parents, and not upon the letter desiring the bans to be published, because the defendant could not proceed until he had obtained the consent of his parents; that consent had not been given, and he was not bound to perform a promise made upon a contingency which had not been realized. Under the circumstances, he expected that the Jury would give a verdict for the defendant. The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE told the Jury, that if they found for the plaintiff, they would estimate to what extent a woman of her gay charac ter was entitled to compensation, when it was proved that she had been out late at night and had gone to private theatres, and had not, by any means, conducted herself with that circumspection which a modest woman ought to have done.
The Jury retired, and in about an hour, found a verdict for the plaintiff -Damages 51.
CONSISTORY COURT, JULY 7.
WYATT U. WYATT:
In this matter, pending suit between the wife and the husband, the proctor for Mrs. Wyatt moved the Court to decree his party alimony, after the rate of 3001. per annum. Defendant was an architect, whose professional means were equal to an income of between 4,0001. and 5,000. per annum.-Ordered.
DAVIES V. DAVIES.
This was a suit originally instituted by Mrs. Hannah Davies against her husband, Mr. James Davies, the proprietor of a tavern in the City, for the restitution of conjugal rights. Pending the suit, an order had been made to compel the husband to allow the wife alimony; and in order to get rid of this allowance, the husband had produced depositions to establish the fact of his having parted with his wife on account of her adultery. The depositions went to shew, that in 1822 the busband had discovered his wife at his own house at Layton, in bed with one Henry Wray, a clerk in the house of Samuel Williams, Esq. merchant, of Finsbury-square; upon this discovery he ceased to cohabit with her, yet she had sued him for a restitation of conjugal rights; and the husband now prayed a divorce, upon the ground of the adultery.
Sir C. ROBINSON-I have read over the depositions, and certainly I never saw a case in which the adultery was more clearly proved.
Dr. LUSHINGTON-I think the personal chastisement inflicted by the husband on this Mr. Wray, at the time of the discovering him with his wife, is quite sufficient to negative all idea of connivance on the part of
Sir C. ROBINSON-I think so too; and the Counsel for the wife acts very wisely in not resisting the divorce.
The sentence of divorce was then pronounced.
CRAWFORD V. CRAWFORD.
This was a question on the admisssibility of a libel by the husband, alleging his wife's infidelity. The parties were married in 1816, and bad four children; the alleged adultery took place on board the Marquis Camden, homeward bound from India; the person with whom the adultery was alleged to be committed, was Lieutenant John Henry Bell, a passenger; the intercourse was discovered in consequence of a person, named Kent, being intrusted by the plaintiff's wife with a note to Mr. Bell, and which he opened; it began," Mydear John," and appointed an interview. Kent conveyed the letter to Captain Thacker, who made it known to the Plaintiff. The communication sent him into a state of delirium; Capt.
Thacker was compelled to confine him to his room, to prevent his going to his wife, but after two days he broke from his confinement, ran to his wife's cabin, threw himself on her bed, and exclaimed, "Oh, what will become of my children!" The wife strongly protested her innocence, although she admitted that she had acted imprudently. Under these circumstances he again cohabited with her, notwithstanding Kent asserted that he had seen Mrs. Crawford and Mr. Bell go together into a small cabin, where there was a couch, and no other person present, and remain there a considerable time. Mr. Crawford, on his arrival in England, stated to his friends all that had been communicated to him, and expressed his own conviction, that although his wife might have been on the high road to adultery, still that she had not actually committed it. His friends, however, viewed the evidence in a different light, and recommended him to sue for a divorce.
The Counsel for the wife contended that the fact of the husband having taken his wife back, and having expressed his conviction of her innocence, was a complete act of condonation, which no ulterior evidence could outweigh, and, therefore, that the cause must be dismissed.
The Counsel for the husband urged that in order to constitute condonation, it was necessary that the husband should have an absolute conviction of the innocence of the wife, and it would be for the Court to say whether it had any sufficient evidence of that in the present case. The evidence of Kent, he thought, was quite unobjectionable. Sir CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON thought the libel was fit to be admitted, and that he should be wrong in doing any act which would prevent a regular state of facts from coming before the Court.-Libel admitted.
A STRANGE CASE. Mr. Rodriquez, a West India merchant, on Tuesday stated to the Lord Mayor, that his sous, who are very young, had received the best education and the highest indulgence. They were born in St. Thomas's, and had tempers of the most violent kind. Since their arrival in this country, they had rebelled against their father, and all expostulation had no effect. They swore that they would put an end to him by poison, if not with the knife, and they took delight in charging him with the most unpardonable offences. He declared to the Lord Mayor that he was not safe a moment in their company. He was auxious to place in the bands of the Lord Mayor money to any amount for their support, if his Lordship would dispose of them in such a manner as to prevent them from pursuing him with such deadly vengeance. One of the Boys: "I assure you, my Lord, that my father is one of the greatest ruffians in existence. He is constantly at work upon us with the whip, and gives us horrible food. We are denied all recreation, and our lives are miserable.”—Mr. Rodriquez, in tears, called upon a friend to bear testimony to the falsehood of the charge. This Gentleman said, that the father had always shown the greatest tenderness for his children. The boys boldly denied this account. Their father, as they said, was unworthy to be called a father. He was in the habit of cursing and kicking, and threatening to murder them, and they were determined not to bear such horrible treatment any longer. They then addressed their father in the bitterest strain of invective, calling him an impostor, &c.-The Lord Mayor asked whether there was any way of accounting for this extraordinary conduct. He was told that this abhorrence to their father arose without any ascertainable cause. His Lordship thought that the best way of acting towards them would be to use the whip, of which they had spoken, with a strong and resolute hand.-Mr. Rodriquez said, he knew that if he treated them with severity, his life would be in imminent danger. It was finally arranged, that one of them should be bound apprentice to such business as he might fancy, and that the other should be sent to his mother at St Thomas's. The boys agreed to this plan, but said their father was so capricious, that he would change his mind the moment he left the Mansion-house, and that he actually did not deserve the name of a human being. The scene astonished every one who heard its extraordinary details.
On Tuesday morning, Conway, one of the parish constables of Highgate (accompanied by a medical gentleman named Gray) stated that at an early hour a duel was fought at Hornsey between two gentlemen, and that one of them was wounded. He was left on the ground in great agony, and the other person hastened towards town, and had not since been heard of. When he (the constable) came on the field, he found the wounded man in the care of Mr. Gray. He (Conway) went to Dr. Owen, a Magistrate, who resides near the spot. The Doctor had not an opportu nity to enquire into the facts, but he shortly afterwards sent the following note to the coustable::-" Upon second thoughts, as I shall not return until late, you had better convey the wounded man before the Magistrates at Hatton-garden."-Sir Richard Birnie remarked, that country Magistrates and country constables seemed to be totally unacquainted with their duty" You have taken a wrong step," said the Magistrate, "in bringing the surgeon here. What is your charge against bim?"-Constable: None, Sir-Sir R. Birnie: Then let him be, discharged.—Mr. Gray wished to ask the Magistrate, if he should, on any other occasion, be called upon to attend duellists in the field, whether he should be doing
bis duty in refusing to comply?—Sir Richard said, he was not compelled | few minutes, when he returned, his brother had disappeared. The same to attend any man who intended to fight a duel; but he believed common evening a coat and waistcoat were found on the beach, the sleeve of thehumanity would induce any medical gentleman to assist a fellow creature coat was yet warm, and in the pocket was found 40/ Shortly after the who was wounded. body was found in the sea opposite the Regency square.-A Coroner's Inquest was held, and a verdict was recorded, of Drowned himself while in a state of temporary derangement."-The deceased had but just married. He was 42 years old, and his wife about the same age. DUEL-On Tuesday morning a meeting took place at Muswill hill, between two highly distinguished officers in his Majesty's service, one of whom, Colonel R*****, was dangerously wounded, having received his adversary's ball in the groin. The gallaut officer was immediately removed to the Red Lion-un, Highgate, under the supperintendence of Mr. Snow, surgeon. This meeting orginated in some trifling difference of opinion, which, but for the communicativeness of some friends, would most probably have had an amicable termination-Evening paper. EXTRAORDINARY CASE-An inquest was held in Regent street, Vauxhall bridge, on Thursday, on the body of a new born infant, which had been sent in a package by the Southampton coach, directed to Mr. Fricker, cooper, Vincent street, Vauxhall-road.-Mrs Messall, who resides at Mr. Fricker's, stated, that at noon a man brought a basket directed to Mr. Fricker, for which he demanded 2s. She paid the money, and took the basket into the parlour. On opening it, she found at top a quantity of paper, and a most odoriferous fragrance emanated; on further inspection she found a quantity of rose leaves, and a parcel of musk ; and under this, at the bottom, was something wrapped up in two cambric pocket handkerchiefs, which was sewed up very securely. On severing the cord, she found the dead body of an infant. She was dreadfully alarmed, and communicated the circumstance to Mrs. Fricker, who was very much agitated. Mr. Fricker is about 32 years old, and is confined to his bedroom with a complication of diseases.—Mr. Fricker had caused hand bills to be printed, offering a reward of 20 guineas for the discovery of the perpetrators of the horrible deed The Jury expressed a wish to investigate the business to the bottom; and it was agreed that Wall, the officer, should proceed immediately to Winchester to make inquiries, and to apprehend any persons that he might suspect were concerned in the offence.-The CORONER acquiesced; and the officer was empowered to proceed at the expense of the parish. The investigation was adjourned ull Monday.
ASSAULT ON A FEMALE-A person of gentlemanly appearance, about 30 years of age, who called himself Thomas George Lord Townsend, was charged with committing a violent assault on the person of Miss Thornhill, of Buckingham-place. Miss Thornhill is a pretty woman, well known at the theatres, &c.; her eyes were nearly closed by blows she bad received, her face was much disfigured, and other parts of her person were much swollen She had been, she said, at one of the theatres on Monday night, and on leaving met with the prisoner, who accompa. nied her to a house in Brydges street, to supper. He afterwards went with her to Grub's, in Bow street, and there cards were introduced, and he lost his money. Miss Thornhill said, that she twice warned him that he was "plucked" by sharpers, but he took no notice. She was about to go to her lodgings, when he insisted upon accompanying her. This honour she declined, and called a coach in Bow-street, and jumped into it. He rushed in after her, and ordered the coachman to drive to her lodgings. Whilst they were in the coach, he charged her with robbing him of eight sovereigns. She denied the accusation, and applied an opprobrious epithet to him; he then beat her till the coach arrived in Thornhaugh-street, when she disengaged herself from his grasp, and rashed into the house of a Mrs. Horner, and begged protection. The prisoner followed, and continned to ill treat her until he was taken into custody. Mrs. Horner and other witnesses described the conduct of the prisoner as very ferocious. The accused said he was a gentleman of fortune from the country, but he should not give his address, or any other name than "Thomas George Lord Townsend "—Mr. CONANT said he must find good bail.-The accused said he could find bail, and should prove that his friends were of the highest respectability. He denied that his accuser ever hinted to him that he was playing with sharpers; she took him to the place, and afterwards robbed him of eight sovereigns The Constable said he searched the female, and found no money on her person, and she was at the time nearly insensible from the violent beating and loss of blood The prisoner was then ordered to be locked up till his
CRUELTY-A boy, named Robert Carter, about nine years of age, was charged by Mr. Richard Taylor, of Maida Vale, with ill-treating poultry Mr. Taylor said, that the boy had for some time past been in his employ, and during that period the poultry appeared ill, and on examining them, he found several had their wings twisted, and their legs tortured; in fact, numbers of the birds died every day, some with broken legs and ribs On Sunday morning he heard a great noise in the out-house; he ran to the spot, and there saw the prisoner laying the most tremendous blows on a game cock, which died the next day. Cats and dogs without number had fallen victims to the boy's cruel disposition -The boy refused to say any anything in defence, and was committed for want of bail.
ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c.
FIRE-A most destructive fire broke out at one o'clock on Tuesday morning, in the premises of Mr. Purdue, salesman, in Great Tothill street, Westminster. The flames raged with such an alarming ascendancy that all attempts of Miss P. and the domestics to effect an escape down stairs proved fruitless, and they were observed at the windows wringing their hands in the deepest despair. Miss Purdue got out on the parapet, fol lowed by her servant, and they were safely sheltered in the adjoining house. The next moment Mr. Purdue's house, from top to bottom, was in flames. The house of Mr. Watmore next caught fire, as also did the premises of Me. Wait, the feather-maker, in Dartmouth street, and Messrs. Hazells, the grocers, at the cornner. All the engines, twenty in number, were playing at once on the burning pile, and, after some considerable time, they succeeded in arresting the progress of the element. The following houses are included in the wreck or partially injured :—Mr. Purdue's, Mr. Corker's, Mr. Watmore's Mr Watt's, Messrs. Hazells', the green grocer's higher up, and the pastry cook's. The only person insured is said to be Mr. Pardue. The loss sustained is estimated at 10,000.. An inquest was held on Monday at The Feathers, Waterloo road, on the body of Sophia Thomas The deceased was a lady's maid, and had re quested her brother, a waterman, to carry her from Queenhithe to the steam-boat. A little girl accompanied them. The brother rowed up to London bridge against tide, and was passing under the arcb, when the hoat struck against the starling and upset; the brother caught one of the sculls and drifted close to the place where his sister and the girl were clinging; they caught him round the waist and held him drmly; he was unable to keep above water, and they all sunk. The young man and the girl were subsequently picked up, but Sophia Thomas was drowned Verdict-Accidental Death.
On Wednesday week, Mr. E. Youens, a shoe maker, in Red Lion-street, Holboru, arrived at Brighton with his wife, her brother and sister. The ladies went in search of lodgings, while Mr. Youens and his brother-inlaw walked about. The attention of the latter having been diverted for a
A most distressing circumstance occurred on Wednesday, at Cliffehouse Academy, near Dover. The house being infested with rats, with Mrs. Temple, who unfortunately only put it out of her bands for a few a view to destroy them, some bread and butter was steeped in arsenic by seconds, preparatory to placing it in the rat holes; when three or four of the lads, who were waiting for their friends to fetch them, conceiving the bread and butter was left for their supper, partook of it, and were soon taken ill. Every remedy was bad recourse to, but one fine little boy, named Fuller, of London, died on Thursday morning, and to add to the distressing scene, his father arrived to take him home, in about an hour after the unfortunate event had taken place. The other boys are likely to recover.-Kent Herald.
On Wednesday last, at Hammersmith, by the Rev. Francis Attwood, Mr.
Minister of the Swiss Church.
On Monday, S. Waymouth, Esq. to Elizabeth, eldest surviving daughter of the late Hugo Meynell, Esq. of Quorndon Hali, Leicester.
On the 16th ult. at Barby, Northampton, Abraham Finnimore, Esq. youngest son of Philip Fin imore, Esq. of Rye lane, Peckham, Surrey, to Mary Ann Harris, only daughter of the late Thomas Harris, Esq.
On the 5th inst. at Woodford, Richard Bennett, jun. Esq. of Spital-square, to Ann Isabella, eldest daughter of Rupert Kirk, Esq. of Grove Lodge, Woodlord. On the 6th inst. Lieutenant Charles W. Ross, R.N, to Sophia, youngest daughter of David Richardson, Esq. Wellclose-square. On the 5th inst. Thomas Greening, M.D. to Martha, second daughter of the late Wm. Stewart, Esq. On Tuesday, Mr. H. G. Brown, to Frances Ann Brown, only daughter of the late Robert Brown, Esq. of Bartholomew-place, Kentish town. DIED.
At St. Petersburgh, on the 11th ult. Mr. William Jones.
On the 29th ult. in the 79th year of his age, George Lempriere, Esq. of Masbrough, near Rotherham. On the 4th inst. at St. Leonard's, Nazing, Essex, James Bury, Esq. of Guildford-street, aged 61.
On the 2d inst. at Bartrams, Hampstead, Charles Cartwright, Esq. late Accountant-General to the East India Company.
On the 1st inst. at Camberwell, Isaac Buxton, M.D. formerly Physician to the London Hospital.
On the 4th inst. in the 68th year of his age, John Sweatman, Esq. of Lower Thornhaugh-street.
On the 30th it. suddenly, at Stanwell, the Rev. Henry Kett, late Fellow of
Lately, Dr. Burton, Canon of Christ Church, Oxford; Rector of Over Worton,