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ropt. A person from Mount Caucasus bore The following paper, which appeared in simple bat impressive testimony to the unithe first voluple of the Transactions of the versal excellence of their system; and amidst
various other indications of external counRoyal Soriety of Edinburgh, may be worthy the attention of farmers:
tenance and support, the Saxon Ainbassador "Summer 1782, having been remarkably Schwabey, begged leave to add, that it was
(Baron Just), through the mouth of Mr. cold and unfavourable, the harvest was very late, and much of the grain, especially already established, and prospering in the oats, was green in October. In the beginning of October the cold was so great, ihat been for centuries remarked for their menin one night there was produced ou ponds, tal improvement, and whose country was the near Kinnell, in the neighbourhood of earliest scene of the reformation. Bo'ness, ice, three-quarters of an inch thick. Bird of prey, follors sportsmen, It was apprehended by many farmers, that
His Royal Highoess the Duke of Gloucessuch a degree of cold wcald effettually pre ter repeated, last week, his annual visit vent the farthier filling and ripening of
to Mr. Coke, Holkham. The shootjog their corn. In order to ascertzin this point, party repaired to Warham and were folDr. Rockbuck selected several stalks of oats, lowed, dnring the greater part of the day, of nearly eqnal fulluess, and immediately by a bird of prey, which constantly attend. cut those which, on the most attentive comed their motions, and was repeatedly fired parison, appeared the best, and marked at while hovering over their heads, without the others, but allowed them to remain in betraying the smallest symptoms of apprethe field fourteen days louger; at the end hension and alarm, even though the shot of which time they too were cut, and kept
was heard to rattle on its feathers. In in a dry room for ten days. The grains of the afternoon it descended from its ærial each parcel were then weighed; when Bight, and settled on a tree, where it aleleven of the grains which had been left lowed Mr. Coke, attended by a boy holdstanding in the field were found to be ing a dead pheasant dangling in his hand, equal in weight to 30 of the grains, which to approach sufficiently near to get a shot had been cut a fortuight sooner, though at it, which brought it to the ground. It even the best of the grains were far from proved to be a most beautiful female specibeing ripe. During that fortnight (from 7th October to 2 Ist) the average heat, ac
med of that rare bird the Fulco Logopus,
or rough-legged Falcon, measuring very cording to Fahrenheit's thermometer, was little above 43. Dr. Rockbuck observes, feet one inch in Jengib.
nearly five feet across the wings, and two
The male bird that the sipening and filling of coru in so had attended the chase at Wighton just low a temperature should be the less sor
in the same manner two days before, and prising, when we reflect that the seed corn will vegetate in the same degree of beat; two partridges.--He was next day caught,
had boldly carried off from a heap of game and he draws an important inference from also, in a traps
, by the keepers. his observations, viz. that farmers should be cautious of cutting down their uuripe
Sheller for foreign scames and soldiers. coro, on the supposition that in a cold The Helder frigare is now stationed off autumn it could fill no more."
the Tower:~and the Lord Mayor has
put forth a proclamation, calling upon Public benefit to distant countries. all the Magist rates of the metropolis and its A General Meeting of the subscribers vicinity to send on board this vessel all disto the British and Foreign School Society, resscoi forcign seamen and soldiers found in was held on Friday se'ennight, at the Free their districts, to the end that they may be Masons' Tarers. The Duke of Sussex look lodged and fed there, until they can be sent the chair, and the last report of the Com- home to their native country. It is strongly mittee was read. The report presented a recommended by his Lordship, with a view very flattering picture of the progressive to the uliiinale benefit of these unforcunate utility of the Society, who were now men, that after the present notice, tbe ligaged in a work, the building of a general beral and humane should refrain from affordschool, to the completion of which the sun ing temporary relief to any person of that of 14001. only was wanting. The report description whom they may mcet in the act was received, and ordered to be printed. of soliciting alıns, as such assistance could Tho most interesting part of the report only tend to protract their stay in this sas ihat which referred io the il Auence pro- country, and of course als:) their miserycuced abroad by the example of the so The proclamation informs all seamen, natives ciety, not only in France and Germany, of the United Kingdom, that if they will but in Russia, and the remoter parts of Eu- apply at the Mansion-housc, they shall be
furnislied with the neans of returning to persons employed in the Dock-yard, have cheir respective homes.
followed the example. Commissioner Water wanting at London Bridge.
Cunningham has had a shed built for their Owing to the high westerly wiod, and accomodation, and allowed them the use of being a neap tide, high water, expected at of their being slaughtered. The whole
a stable to keep the cattle in, until the time London Bridge at a quarter before ten on Sunday Dec. 15, did not take place at all, namber of persous who thus supply them. and none of the Scotch vessels in the river selves with meat at this cheap price, could sail, there not being water sufficient amounts to about three thousand. to float them."
Pauper suddenly enriched.
Mary Biggs, a pauper, upwards of 80 At a late meeting for licensing alehouse years of age, and who for several years keepers, in the hundreds of Faircross and past has been supported by the parish of Kenthury Eagle, iu Newbury division, the St. Saviour's, while attending at Union complaints made by the publicans of the Hall, as a witness in au assault case, was badness of the beer served to them by agreeably surprised by one of the parish brewers were so general, that in some in officers coming in search of her, to inform stances their interference in, and monopoly ber, that by the sudden death of a distant of public-houses so flagrant, that the Ma
relation, she bad come into possession of a gistrates, nine in number, unanimously large fortune. The deceased, who duriog resolved, “That the full extent of time for his life time had refused to give his poor granting liceuses should be allowed to se relation a siogle shilling, and had suffered veral publicans, in order that they might her to be supported by the parish, could procure other houses, which the Justices not prevent her from becoming his heiress. would license in lieu of those so monopolized, The poor old lady had too much sincerity or wherein any undue iufluence had been 10 express any regret at the death of ber used." And at the meeting, in the division kind relatiou. of Marlborough, the Magistrates gave the Charity recommended by Example. iụnkeepers notice, that, in cousequence of In the present hard times, charity canthe continued complaints of the badness of not be too earuestly impressed on the minda their beer, if their brewers served them of our neighbours. We shall therefore exwith bad, they were at liberty to brew tract an epitaph on this subject from“Verses themselves, or to buy beer wherever they for grave-stones," lately printed by Noble, pleased; and if, from so doing, they were Bostou. turned out of their houses, licenses for other houses would be granted next year; and, Born of rich parents ; of their wealth the heir ;
A person rich, and diligently charitable. on no consideration would those to the
In high prosperity my life I passed; ones they had quitted be renewed. Further, Thus, ample were my means of doing good; that if, after this notice, they persevered in Thank Heaven ! each day I did so to the last selling bad beer, they would not again be wishing to do this in the way most just, licensed.
Objecis I looked for, carefully around ; Cider and Perry, diminished consumption.
Honest, industrious, sober, frugal ;-hese,
Whene'er distress'd, from me relief and comThe war duty on malt having been re fort found.
(Boston Gazette.) pealed, the manufacturers of cider aud
Honesty and diligence commemorated. perry in Herefordshire and Devon, have
We insert the following extract from the determined to, petition Parliament for a
Luton parish-books, in hope that the repeal of the duty of 10s. per hogshead ou
laudable example of an honest peasant's incider, imposed in 1805. This petition states, that the quantity of cider and perry others to tread in his steps.
dustry and independence inay stimulate made within the last ten years, either for
Luton Beds, Sunday Oct. 6th. 1816. consumption or sales, does not amount to
At à public Vestry this day held, it Ope-sixth part of the average quantity for being the first Sunday in the month, it is merly, and that there is at present no pro- resolved, that G. Worsley, a poor labourbability of future increase.
ing man havng brought up fifteen children Frugality commendable.
without receiving relief from the parish, The labourers employed in the Warren hut in one iustance, by an accident, when of Woolwiclı, have latély purchased bull he received 10s. He this day came to the Jocks in Smithfield market, and after selvestry and returned the said 10s. with ling the hide, offal, and paying for slaugh most sincere thanks for the use of the same. tering and other expences, they have ex We think it highly proper that such concelleqt beef at four-pence per pound. The duct siould be recorded in the Vestry
book, to be handed down to posterity, as a A pair of ancient mill-stones were discomemorial of judustry, frugality, and ivde-vered three or four months ago, full ten pendence: a man whose name willfalways feet under the earth, near the antique corn stand as an ornament in the parish book. millat Cappagh, near Banbridge, in York, (Signed) J. BRETT,
shire; they were covered with the remains
of a stroug leather hide; their construction
is totally different from any now in use; W. GREGORY,
they measure in circumference nine feet six B. BROWN,
Inhabitauts. inches, and twenty four inches in depth. E. WALLER.
They have lately been put in motion by
Mr. W. Paxton, and run in the form of a Neither honesty nor diligence.
dish, the one within the other, and work The Carlisle paper of October 19 says,- in a very superior manner. * The number of children running begging Death of the celebrated horse, Sir Joshua. from house to house, in ihis city and-Sir Joshua; the victor in the famous, neighbourbood, is at this time very great. match for 1,000 guineas, with the no less Some no doubt, are in waul, but the celebrated horse Filho da Puta, was found greater part are young impostors, iustructed dead in his stall at Newmarket, on Sunin all the cant and cuuning of those day morning last. Having been left the grown older in the art. They go in preceding night quite well, it was thought parties, sometimes to the amount of six or adviseable to dissect him, in order to asseven, and pretend to be brothers and certain the cause of such a sudden deatb. sisters; they are fitted out expressly for On examination it appeared, that by some their expeditions, and from morning to motion either in lywg dowo or rising, he night, to obtain alms, are in the constant bad broken the rouud bone of the near practice of lying and dissimulation."
hiud leg, the pieces from which fracture The Savoy.- Most readers know the had separated the adjacent veins and filled origin of the Savoy, part of which is now his body with extravasated blood. Hence pulling down to make way for the entrance arose his death, in a manner as extraorto the Waterloo Bridge. Before the insti- dinary as novel: Sir Joshua was five years tution of parish rates for the support of old, by Rubens, out of a sister to Hapthe poor, the great men of the nation, to. hazard. gether with those of the priesthood, were Herefordshire cattle.- At the recent sale the only supporters of the indigent and dis- by Messrs. Handy and Co. of Herefordshire tressed, and in this place was an Hospital, cattle, belonging to Mr. Price, of Ryal, fouuded by Henry VII. for a master and near Upton upon Severo, such was the four brethren in priest's orders, who were celebrity of the stock, that they brought to officiate in turn, and stand alternately prices high beyond all former precedent, at the gate of the Savoy'; and if they saw even when agriculture and breeding were any person who was an object of charity, in the greatest prosperity. Such an inthey were obliged to take him in and supstance was never before known as 180 ply him with food. If he proved to be a head of cattle (one third of which were traveller, he was entertained for one night, only yearlings and calves bringing the and furnished with a letter of recommen, immense sum of £7,660.—The following dation, and as much money as would defray are some of the prices:bis expenees to the next hospital.
£. $. The view of that venerable ruin, the One cow sold
126 0 Cathedral of St. Cuthbert, at Holy Islaud,
for. • 215 5 Yearling bull,
Dirto. has been cousiderably improved by the
Ditto. wreck and rubbish of the fallen parts of the Three year old
Bull (Rvall), . 202 10
Ditto (Moses). 115 10 building being removed from the win heifer 1735 Ditto' Warrior) 136 10 dows, which bad for ages been blocked Two year old Dirro (Original) 147 0
952 0 Ditto up, and by the great western door of the
Yearling heifer 189 0 lington) church being opened out, the architecture of which is the true Saxon, highly orna
Rara Avis.--On Wednesday se'un might mented, with three columus ou each side a perfectly white lark was shot on Point of the door.-(Tyne Mercury).
estate, in the parish of Feock, by Mr. RoThe venerable oak, at Nortbiam, Sussex, gers. The oldest inhabitant in the neighfamed for its size, and having given shelter bourhood dever recollects having seen a to Queen Elizabeth, who once breakfasted bird of this description. Plymouth paper. under its extensive foliage, on her way A pilchard, was lately taken in Mount', through the village to London, was last Bay, Cornwall, which measured nearly week partly blown down.
thirteen inches in length, and six inchos
• 341 5
• 110 5
round the body, and weighed nearly se- of the Chief Baron. The appointment ven ounces. This fish, it is supposed, is now estimated at 20,0001. a yeur, had an the largest of the species ever caught on annual salary of five marks attached to it, the English coast.
Sl. 163. 8d.; and was sold in reversion, in ; The supply of oysters into Brighton has 1596, by the then occupant, a RICHARD been prodigious since the fishermen of that Rowe, to a gentleman of the name of place have discovered the stupendous bed Carroll, a citizeu of Dublin, for 801. of these shell-fish, which extends more
New vent for Irish linen. than ten miles in length and pear a mile in A considerable quantity of linens were width.
some time ago manufactured in Ireland, in At Redruth, Cornwall, lately, the stan. imitatiou of those of France and Germany, dard of copper ore advanced to £:01 per and shipped for Cadiz. These, it seems, ton. A few weeks siuce it was at £72. met with a ready sale at that port, among This seasonable change in the demand for the South American traders, in consethe produce of the mines has diffused new quence of which several thousand pieces
are now in the Irish looms for the same life into the mining districts, and given
RIOTS IN LONDON.
A placard to the following effect was
posted on the walls of the metropolis and A canal between Edinburgh and Glas- suburbs, on Wednesday, November 13.gow is finally determined upon. It is ex “ At a meeting held at Carlisle (the pected to employ nearly the whole of the Carlisle Arms?) Shoreditch, on Thursday men at present out of work in that popu- evening, the 7th instant, it was determined lous district. The estimated experice is to call a meeting of the distressed Manu4264,940., and the annual receipts, after facturers, Mariners, Artizans, and others, deducting every charge, are expected to of the city of London, Westminster, Boamount to £49,000., being 15 per cent on rough of Southwark, and parts adjacent, the capital embarked !
on Friday, at Spa-fields, the 15th of NovemNew wire bridge.
ber, at 12 o'clock, to take into consideraA wire bridge for foot passengers, after Regent and the Legislature, to adopt im
tion the propriety of petitioning the Prince the model of those in America, crossing mediately such means as will relieve the ravines, small lakes, &c. in that country, Sufferers from the misery which now overhas been erected across the Gala at Gala
whelms them. shiels, and is found to
“ John Dyall, CHAIRMAN. purpose extreinely well. To every appear
“ Thos Preston, SECRETARY." ance may last for a number of years at little or no expense. The span, is one
MEETING IN THE SPA FIELDS. hundred and eleven feet, and the breadth three feet, it is very neat and light in ap.
On the day appointed, as early as ten pearance, though, with safety, twenty or o'clock in the morning, about 4,000 per thirty people may be upon it at a time. sons assembled near the New River reser. The whole expense of this useful little voir, At twelve o'clock the people coulibridge is only 20L
nued to increase. The Rev. Mr. Parke, who took part in the discussion some time
sivce in Palace-yard, mounted the roof of Valuable place ; determined.
a coach, aud harangued the people. He ato The right of the Chief Baron of the Irish tributed all the causes of complaint among Exchequer to appoint his son to the lu. the people to the immorality of the country. crative office of Clerk of the Pleas, was Until some attempt was made, he said, decided in the Court of King's Bench, with a view to reformation of manners, it Dublin, lately, when, after a trial of was in vain to expect any amelioration o. eight days, the Jury pronounced a ver the condition of the people. This gentledict against the right assumed by the man concluded by recommending the peo: Chief Baron, and in favour of the Crown. ple to be circumspect in their conduct, We hope this sinecure place will now be as they were surrounded by those who abolished.
would take advantage of any impropriety. Judges Day and Daly delivered their It was understood that the Commits opinions to the Jury in favour of the tee who bad called the Meeting, were Grown, and Mr.Justice OSBORNE ID favour sitting in Merlin's Cave, a public house ada
joining, in close divan, and as the busi “ Thirdly, That keeping up a standing ness of the day was to be there transacted, army in this country was subversive of the the people made for that point. The door liberties of the people. of the public house was consequently sur " Fourthly, That a lavish and profligate rounded, and, after a violent pressure, se expenditure of the public mouey had in' veral made their way into the room on the creased the public bordelis. The sole first floor, in which there are several win (agse of the above abuse was the want of dows that look lo the fields. The conduc- proper representatives in Parliament." tors of the Meeting were coolly seated by It was also resolved, " That a petition be the side of brandy aud water, with other presented to his Royal Highuess the Prince beverage necessary to cheer and keep up Regent, beseeching him to take into his the stamina for “ enterprizes of great pith gracious consideration the sufferings of the and moment,” A serond coach at length population, and praying he would cause appeared, conveying Mr. Hant to the Parliameut to be summoned forthwith, and grand arena, lle was loudly clieered hy recommend them to provide means to feed the assembly. Mr. Hunt was“ neat, tri., the hungry and clothe the naked," &c. dressed" for the occasion. He carried under Mr. Watson, one of the Committee, se his arm a folio Volume. A fag, termed conded the resolutions. He proposed also, Hunt's flag, was displayed from the coach that, as it was uncertain at what time Parbox. It was strictly a tri-coloured Aag, red, liament might assemble, they should meet white and green. Several mottos were bla. again in the Spa-fields that day-fortnight, zoned
upon it: the words“ Bread to feed the to hear the report of those whom they hungry“–“Truth to crush the Oppressors." might appoint to receive an answer to - Justice to punish crimes," were le-their petition. gible.' Mr. Hunt resorted to his old liue The motion having been put and carried of invective, describing all the public nien, by a shew of hands, a young man of the with the exception of Sir Francis Burdett, name of Wynne advised the meeting to and himself, to be wolves in slieep's cloath take into consideration that they ought not ing. Referriwg to the list of 'sinecures, to be led away by the speeches of any party which he relates on every occasion, he or description of men. The country was produced the folio volume before-mention. in'a distressed state. The prospects of the ed, which he termed a little memorandum people, during summer, had been cloudy, book. It was the Report of a Committee and they were induced to liope something of the flouse of Commons on the public ex would have been done for their good.penditure. The salaries found in the Civil Summer had passed, and in winter their List, and offices held by men for public prospect was gloomy beyond description.services, as well as sinerure places, were
If ever unanimity and correct conduct were alike subject to the asperity of his observa- required for the public welfare, it was at tions. All were wrong :- pone were to be the present awful period. defended. Mr. Hunt, in the course of his During the proceedings a pole with a cap address, discharged a volley of abuse. The of liberly was placed on the top of a house. whole press was venal, and no virtne nor
Mr. Blunt, after the close of the business, principle was to be found in any, save and was drawn, and accompanied by at least except himself aud Sir Francis Burdett. 3000 men, from the Spa-Fields to town, Among other novelties, he read the letter up Fleet-street, and through the principal from Dr. Wilcox, Bishop of Gloucester, to avenues at the west end of the town. the Bishop of Salisbury, describing the
Neither the Government nor the Magistransactions of the Inquisition. The city pa- trates had been remiss in their arraugements triots, he said, bad 'deserted the people to prevent or instantly to suppress ang They were cringing behind their own breach of the peace. Several regiments of counters, or going up to the Ministers with cavalry from Hounslow and Rumford were servility, in order to get rid of Exchequer brought near to the place of meeting, and prosecutions. Those men had voted for all the constables and peace officers, with the Property Tax, leaving the poor to go the civil authorities, were in a state of to the dogs. After a speech of ihree hours readiness. Notwithstaurtling this, as might long, he moved a striug of resolutions, put be expected from a mass so assembled, seinto his baud by the Chairman :
veral detachments brancard oil to differThe first stated, that the distresses of eut parts of the Metropolis, being moving the country, in the unanimous sense of the boilies of extremely qucertain course; the Meeting, were occasioned by taxation.
Police Officers, though alert and vigilant, " Secondly, That the maintenance of a
were frequently baffled in their endeavours British army in France was to support des- houses were atiаcked-their windows bro
tu preserve the e peace.
A great number of potista.