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The Lancaster Gazette

15/01/1806

Printer / Publisher: William Minshull William Minshull
Volume Number: V    Issue Number: 240
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Date of Article: 15/01/1806
Printer / Publisher: William Minshull William Minshull
Address: Great John's Street, Friarage
Volume Number: V    Issue Number: 240
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No. 1291.— Vol. XXV. No. 7 of the Quartet. Printed and Published by WILLIAM MINSHULL, Great John's- Street, Friarage.— Price Seven- pence. SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1826. WANTED, IN THE LINE OF THE LIVERPOOL ROAD, AModerate- sized HOUSE or COTTAGE, or decent FARM- HOUSE, with GAR- DEN and other CONVENIENCES to it, and where the Occupier could he indulged with a little Coursing.— No objection to a pleasant part of the Coast. Particulars, addressed to the Printer ( if by letter, post paid) will he immediately attended to. MARCH 10, 1826. CLERK OF THE PEACE'S OFFICE, PRESTON, MARCH 20, 1826. EASTER QUARTER SESSION. NOTICE IS HEReBY GIVEN, THAT the next GENERAL QUARTER SES- SION of the PEACE, for the County Pala- tine of Lancaster, will be holden At the CASTLe of Lancaster, on MOnday the 3d ; At the Court HOUSE, in Preston, on WeDNeS- dAy the 5th; At the NeW BAIley COurT HOUSE, in Salford, on MONDAY the 10th and At the CourT HOUSE, in Kirkdale, on MONDAY the 24th days of April next. GORST and BIRCHALL Dep. C. P. TO BUILDER 8. TO BE LET, At DOWNEY FIELD, in Middleton, near Lancas- ter. on MONDAY the tenth day of April, 1826. precisely at 2 o'clock ill the afternoon ; THE MASON, JOINER, and SLATER'S WORK, in BUILDING a DWELLING- HOUSE, BARN, and other OFFICES, upon the said estate. Mr. WILLIAM MAShEDER, the tenant, will shew the premises ; and for other particulars apply at Mr. ROBINSON'S office, in Lancaster, where plans and specifications, of the intended building's may be seen. LANCASTER, MARCH 30, 1826. O R TO BE SOLD, LET FOR THE SEASON, A VERY HANDSOME BROWN COLT, CLEAR OF WHITE, Rising 3 years old, stands 15.1 hands high, of good bone and substance. HE was got by Soothsayer, his dam, by- Stamford, the dam of that celebrated racer Bovodino. If not Sold or Let before the 17th of April, HE WILL SERVE MARES in the neighbour- hood of Lancaster. For particulars of price, & c. & c. apply ( if by letter, post paid) to Mr. C. C. WILKINSON, of Lancaster, where the Colt may be seen. LANCASTER, MARCH 31, 1826. WHEREAS a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against JOHN DILWORTH, of Lancaster, in the county of Lancaster, Banker, and he being declared a Bank- rupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said commission named, or the major part of them, on the 3d day of April next, at five in the afternoon, on the 4th of the same month, at ten of the clock in the forenoon, and on the 29th day of the same month, at twelve o'clock at noon, at the KING'S- ARMS INN, in Lancaster, and make a full discovery and disclo- sure of his estate and effects ; when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their debts, and at the second sitting to choose As- signees; and at the last sitting the said bankrupt is required to finish his examination, and the credi- tors are to assent to or dissent from the allowance of his certificate. All persons indebted to the said bankrupt or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Com- missioners shall appoint, but give notice to Mr. WILLIAM NORRIS, No. 26, Johu- Street, Bedford- Row, London; or to Messrs. THOMAS and LAW- RENCE RAWSTIIORNE, solicitors, Lancaster. WHEREAS a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued against ROBERT MORLEY ARTHINGTON and ROBERT BIRKETT, of Lancaster, in the county of Lan- caster, Bankers, dealers and chapmen, and they being declared bankrupts, are hereby required to surrender themselves to the Commissioners in the said commission named, or the major part of them, on the 3d of April next, at five in the af- ternoon, on the 4th of the same month, at ten in the forenoon, and on the 29th of the same month, at twelve at noon, at the KING'S- ARMS INN, within Lancaster aforesaid, and make a full dis- covery and disclosure of their estate and effects ; when and where the Creditors are to come pre- pared to prove their debts, and at the second sitting to choose assignees ; and at the last sitting the said bankrupts are required to finish their examination, and the creditors are to assent to or dissent from the allowance of their certificate. All persons indebted to the said bankrupts, or that have any of their effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give notice to Mr. WILLIAM NORRIS, No. ' 26, John- Street, Bedford- Row, London; or to Messrs. THOMAS and LAWRENCE RaWSTHORNE, solicitors, Lancaster. Patronizes by his Majesty, And the ROYAL FAMILY; their Imperial Ma- jesties the EMPEROR nnd EMPRESS of RUS- SIA; the EMPERORS or PERSIA nnd CHINA; their Serene Highnesses the DUKE nnd PRINCESS of BRUNSWICK, anil most of the Nobility und Gentry, ROWLAND'S MACASSAR OIL, The ORIGINAL and GEnUInE, A VEGETABLE PRODUCTION, which has for j many years been universally admired; also ac- I knowledged preeminent, for nourishing the Hair, preventing it from being injured by illness, change ol climate, study, travelling, nccotich- ment, Ac. removes scurf, harshness, and dryness; renders it soft and glossy; prevents its falling off or turning grey; creates n thick growth on the baldest plaees; producing BEAUTIFUL CURLS, adding n must incomparable, transcendent, and beautiful lustre, rendering the head- dress truly enchanting. Ask for " ROWLAND'S" MACAS- SAR OIL, at 3". flit.— 7s.— 10s. 6d. and 21s. per bottle ROWLAND'S KALYDOR, Which immediately allays the smarting irritabi- lity of the skin, produced by COLD WINDS or Burning SUN; prevents the SKIN FROM CHAP- PINg ; and renders it peculiarly soft and pleasant, removes freckles, pimples, and all cutaneous erup- tions ; imparts luxuriant and matchless beauty IN ihe complexion ; affords soothing relief to Ladies during their accouchment ; and is of so harmless n nature as to be administered lo infants with perfect safety. To GENTLEMEN AFTER SHAVING, it al- lays irritating and smarting pain, and renders the skin smooth and pleasant. Price 8s. fid. and 4 » . 6d. per bottle, duty included. CAUTION. In consequence of the high popularity of the above articles, flagrant impostors have counter- feited each j copying advertisements, labels, hills, « fcc. To prevent fraud, ask for ROWLANDS, and observe the New Label ( engraved by PerKINS and HEATH) on the Oil ; strictly observing the label of each article has the signature and address in red, " A. Rowland of Son, 20, Hatton Garden." Sold by W. MINSHULL, Gazette Office, Lancaster. vALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At. the BULL INN, in Poulton- in- the- Fylde, in the county of Lancaster, on MONDAY and TUESDAY the 17th and ISth days of April, 1826, at two o'clock in the afternoon of each day, IN SUCh LOTS AS MAy BE AGREED ON AT THE TIME OF SALE ( unless disposed of previously by private contract) THE Inheritance in Fee Simple of and in divers valuable MESSUAGES, FARMS LANDS and PREMISES, situate, lying, and being in the several townships of Preesall, Stal- mine, Thornton, and Poulton- in- the- Fylde, in the county of Lancaster, containing upwards of One Thousand Acres, statute measure, of rich Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, in the occupation of respectable tenants at will. *,* The above estates are situate on the banks of the river Wyre, distant about eight miles from Garstang, and about eighteen miles from Preston and Lancaster. " Mr. Nicholas Gardner, of Stalmine, will shew the several estates, printed particulars of which may be had from him, with whom also are lodged maps of the property. Particulars may also be had from Mr. JONATHAN BINNS, land surveyor, and at Miss NOON'S, the Royal- Oak ion, in Lancaster; at the place of sale ; from Messrs. E. and J. LODGE, solicitors, and at the Bull inn, in Preston ; and from Messrs. BOVER and NICHOLSON, solicitors, Warrington. TO BE PEREMPTORILY SOLD, On WEDNESDAY the 2tlth day of April, 1826, nt the CASTLETOuN of BRArMAR, in Aberdeen- shire, nt eleven o'clock ill the forenoon, unless previously disposed of by private bargain, of which due notice will be given, THE VALUABLE AND EXTENSIVE WOODS In the FOREST of MAR, Covering an immense tract of terri- tory, comprehending those in the Higher Forest, the Woods bounding with the Invercauld Estate, those adjoining Mar Lodge, including those on the two streams, which run through the Forest, and the Woods near the Lin of Dee. These woods are well known to contain Fir trees of great age and size, and of the very best quality, equal lo any foreign timber, and fit for any purpose whatever. There are in the Forest upwards of 64,000 trees, containing a million And a half of cubic feet, and the whole has been divided into lots. The sel- lers would, however, prefer to sell the whole in one lot, and a company, with a large capital, might find it an object to engage in this under- taking. " 83" Patrick Gordon, at Braemar, will shew the woods lo enquirers; further particulars will be communicated by Mr. JOHN SWING, at Aberdeen; Mr. ARCHIBALD YOUNG, at Banff; Mr. JOHN ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, W. S. Edinburgh; and Messrs. INGlIS and WEIR, W. S. Edinburgh. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE OFFICE, LONDON, MARCH 22, 1S26. HE Corporation of the Royal Exchange Assurance of Houses and Goods from Fire, have constituted and appointed GEORGE JACKSON, OF LANCASTER, SPIRIT- MERCHA NT, Their AGENT and RECEIVER for the said place and parts adjacent, for the Assurance of Buildings, Goods, Merchandize, and Farming Stock, from Loss or Damage by Fire, and also for the Assurance of Lives, on the resignation of Mr. JOHN JACKSON. By Order of the Court of Directors, SAM. FENNING, Secretary. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE OFFICE, Established by Royal Charter, in the Reign of King George the First. WILLIAM VAUGHAN, Esq. Governor. PASCOE GRENFELL, Esq. M. P. Sub- Governor. THOMAS B. UNBRIDGE, Esq. Deputy- Governor. DIRECTORS. LANCASHIRE LUNATIC ASYLUM. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, rfnHAT the QUARTERLY MEETING of the 1 COMMITTEE of VISITING JUSTICES, for tbe Building, Erection, and Management of the COUNTY LUNATIC ASYLUM, will he held at the ASYLUM, on TUESDAY the 4th day of April aext, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. LEONARD WILLAN, Clerk to the Visiting Justices. NOTICE IS HEREHY GIVEN, That all Persons desirous to supply the said Asylum with BREAD, FLOUR, MEAL, CHEESE, BUTCHERS MEAT, MILK, BEER, COALS, CINDERS, and STRAW George Pearkes Barclay, Esq. Edward Browne, Est], Henry Cazenove, Esq. John Deacon, Esq. John Ede, Esq. James Gibson, Esq. Bartholomew Jeffery, Esq. G. G. de H. Larpent, Esq. Edward Lee, Esq. Sir John Wm. Lubbock, Bart. The Hon. J. T. L. Melville. Are requested to send sealed Tenders, directed to the care of Mr. THOS. BAINBRIDGF,, Treasurer and Accountant lo the Asylum, in St. Leonard- gate, Lancaster, on or before MONDAY the 3( 1 of April, and to attend personally at the Asylum, oil TUESDAY the 4th of April, by twelve o'clock at noon, when and where the Visiting Justices then present will treat for the supply of the respective arftoles. LANCASTER, MARCH 21, 1S26. OIL ( ihe only Genuine) DR. RADCLIFFE'S ELIXIR. FOR n general alterative Medicine this va- luable Elixir stands unrivalled : and the Public cannot have Recourse to n more efficacious Remedy, as it Purifier of the Blood from all Hu- mours, whether contracted by too free Living, or from Jaundice, Surfeits, Scurvy, or Humours after the Measles or Small Pox. < fcc. For all Obstruction* in the Intestines, and for Ihe Cure of Worms in Children or Adults, it will be I'ound equally serviceable. It assists Digestion, strengthens the Stomach, and has been found of infinite Service to those who take long Voyages, , » s n Preservative against Scurvy. Observe that the Words " Dicey & Co." are printed in the Stamp affixed to each Bottle, as Counterfeits are offered for Sale in nlmo* t every Town. Sold al the only True Warehouse, No. 10, Bow Church Yard, London, Price Is. I| d. a Bottle; and retail by W. MINSHULL, Lancaster; Bulman and Bowman, and Walker, Preston; Soulby, Ulverston ; Branthwaites, Kendal; Bailey, Kes- wick; Sigley, Chorley ; Scowcroft, Bolton; Critchley, and Hilton, Wigan ; Cocker, and Gar- side. Ormskirk ; Pearson, Ambleside; and by all the principal country booksellers and venders of Medicines. Of whom may also be had, DICEY'S Anderson's or The TRUE SCOTS PILLS, Price Is. I£ d. the Box.-( Q- Ask particularly for " DICeY'S." BETTON'S BRITISH Is. 9d. the Bottle. HAYMAN's genuine original MAREDANT's ANTISCORBUTIC DROPS have always held the highest reputation in Ihe class of Anti- scorbutics; insomuch that they have, during half a century, been an article of extensive commerce ; Ihe Scorbutic Diseases of all climates yielding lo their alterative virtues. This medicine enlers the circulation in a deliberate and congenial manner, blending itself w ith the fluids w ithout occasioning the least excitement injurious to ( he animal system. The Scurvy, Evil, Leprosy, Piles, Rheumatism, Contracted Joints, While Swellings, Hard Tu- mours, and Carious Bones, give way to its influ- ence. Its operation in so exceedingly easy, regu- lar and progressive, that the patient attending to the directions can never he at a loss how to manage or proceed ; and from the examples given with each bottle, the afflicted may judge how far their diseases will yield to its use. BARCLAY and SONS, Fleet- Market, London, having purchased Hie original recipe and entire properly in this valuable medicine, do hereby give notice, thai, as a certain criterion of ruthentici'. y, a label, w ith their name and address, superadded to the stamp, with the name of " J. HAYMAN, Golden- Square," will in future be affixed lo each bottle. Price fid, lis. aud 22s. ench, duty included. ( JusT Upwards of One Hundred instances of Cures may be seen at Ihe Proprietors. Sold by BARCLAY and SONS, Fleet- Market, Lon- don, and hy their appointment, by W. MINSHIILL, printer of this paper, Clark, Carter, Wilkinson, and Atkinson, Lancaster; Branthwaites, and Hart- ley, Kendal ; Bell, Garstang ; Addison, Clarke, Walker, Gilbertson, Fallowfield, Preston ; Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale; Soulby, Ulverston; Wilson, Whitehaven ; Grierson, Keswick; Holden, Wood, Rogerson, Blackburn; Sigley. Livesey, Chorley ; Gardner, Bolton ; Brown, Wigan ; and Garside, Ormskirk. William Tooke Robinson, Esq. William Sampson, Esq. Samuel Scott, Esq. M. P. John Slegg, Esq. Isaac Solly, Esq. William Soltau, Esq. Robert Thorley, Esq. John Fam Timins, Esq. Thomas Tooke, Esq. Octavius Wigram, Esq. John Woolmore, Esq. Persons, whose Annual Premiums fall due on the 2oth instant, are hereby informed, that Re- ceipts are now ready to be delivered by the Com- pany's Agents under- mentioned ; and the Parties assured, are requested to apply for the Renewal of their Policies, on or before the 9th of April next, as the usual fifteen days allowed for payment, be- yond the date of each Policy, will then expire. The Company have made the following reduction iu the Rates of Premium on the three Ordinary- Classes of Insurance. Common Assurances. Hazardous Assurances. 2s. lo Is. 6d. Cent. 3s. to 2s. 6d. f Cent. Doubly Hazardous Assurances, os. to 4s. Gd. w Cent, being upon the greater proportion of Insurances nil abatement of 25 ^ Cent. ^ Annum. SAMUEL FENNING, Secretary. M\ ROH, 1826. N. B. Fire Policies will be issued free of Ex- pense to the Assured, where the Annual Premium amounts to 6s. or upwards. %* Farming- Stock assured at Is. 6d. Cent. W Annum. This Company has invariably made good Losses by Fire occasioned by Lightning. Proposals may be had of the different Agents. Assurances on Lives being found to be advan- tageous to Persons having Offices, Employments, Leases, Estates, or other Incomes, determinable on the Life or Lives of themselves or others. Tables of the Rates for sach Assurances, and for granting Annuities on Lives, may be had of the said Agents. Persons assured by this CORPORATION are not subject to any covenants or calls to make good losses which may happen to themselves or otiiers, nor do they depend upon an uncertain Fund or Contribution, the CAPITAL STOCK of this COR- PORATION being an unquestionable Security to the Assured in case of Loss or Damage. NAMES Of AGENTS. LANCASTER, Mr. GEO. JACKSON. Ashton- under- Line... . David Tinker. Bolton Robert Barlow. Burnley Mr. Lord Massey. Blackburn Mr. Jas. Gillies. Kirkham Richard Hodgson. Liverpool John Park. Ditto William Wallace Currie. Manchester John Williamson ( 63, Market- street) Oldham Enoch Dunkerley. Preston William Taylor. Rochdale R. and I. Marriott. Warrington John Haddock. Wigan James Newsham. LONDON ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF HOUSES AND GOODS FROM FIRE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, TO Persons ASSURED against FIRE by JL the above CORPORATION, that printed re- ceipts for the premiums due at I/ ady- day, are ready to be delivered at their Agent's, Mr. T. W. SALISBURY, Lancaster; where attendance is given daily, for Assuring Houses, and other Buildings, Merchandize, and FARMING STOCK ; Household Goods, Wear- ing Apparel. Musical Instruments, Books, Prints, Pictures,- Wine aud Spirituous Liquors, Jewels, Horses and Carriages ; also Ships in Harbour, Cargoes in Ships, and in Lighters on the Rivers and Canals ; Ships Building, Repairing, & c. from loss or damage by Fire. Notice is likewise given, that the fifteen days allowed by this Corporation after the quarter- day, for payment of the pre- miums, will expire on the 9th April next. The conditions upon which this Corporation, established in the year 1720, make Assurances, may be had by applying to Mr. T. W. SALIS BURY, by whom all business will be transacted on as reasonable terms as at any other office. N. B. No charge for Policies on assurances of £ 3( 10 and upwards. C1 GLORE INSURANCE COMPANY. FIRE, LIVES, AND ANNUITIES. PALL- MALL AND CORN HILL. APITAL ONE MILLION STERLING, the whole paid np nnd invested, thereby afford- ing to the Proprietors Security against further Calls, and to the Assured nn immediate available Fund fur Ilia payment of Ihe most extensive Losses. This Company have determined to make a RE- DUCTION OF PREMIUM on the three ordinary Classes of Fire Insurance, so that all Policies of those Classes hitherto charged at— 2s. ate reduced lo Is. ( id. cent ^ annum. 3s 2s. ( id ,5s. 4s. ( Id The Company's Agents are instructed lo make Ihe Fame Reductions, but Farming Slock, if in- sured without specification, w ill still be charged 2s. cent. Jf a sum is specified nu Stock in each Jitiildtny, arid in each Stack yard, or with an ave- rage clause, it may be reduced tn Is ( Id. ^ cent. No Policy lo be entitled to Ileductiuu unless the Premium amounts to 5s. ( By order of Ihe Board) JOHN CHARLES DENHAM, Secretary. LONDON, MABCH 20, 182( 1. Insurances due at Lady- Day must be paid, on or before the 9lh day of April, when Hie fifteen days allowed for the Renewal thereof, will expire. AGENTS. LANCASHIRE. Lancaster Mr. JAMES LAWSON. PHOENIX FIRE OFFICE, ESTABLISHED 1782. THE BOARD of DIRECTORS of this Office do hereby give notice, that they haTe determined to REDUCE the PREMIUM upon COUNTRY INSURANCES; and that the same will henceforward be charged only as follows, viz. 1st CLASS. 2d CLASS. JJd CLASS. Is. 6d. V Cent. 2s. fid. & Cent. 4s. 6d. f Cent, being upon the greater portion of Country In- surances an abatement of 25 Cent. Annum. Persons insuring with the PHOENIX COM PANY will seeure this Advantage immediately, and will not, as in the Return System, be required to wait to a distant period for the Chance of a Re- turn, dependant on the Profit or Loss of the Com- pany. Renewal Receipts for Policies falling due at Lady- Day are now in the hands of the several several Agents. %* The Agents for this Company, for the County of LANCASTER, are, MESSRS. SWAINSON AND GREGSON, LANCASTER. Mr. Joel Hawkyard... Ashton and Stayley Bridge. Messrs. Rolfe & Bubb.. Blackburn. Mr. John Mawdsley. . Bolton. Benj. Townson.. . Burnley. — Benj. Crompton.. . Bury. George Green.... Liverpool. Thos. Crook Liverpool. — Wm. Tate Manchester. — Hy. Sharples Ormskirk. — John Jackson .. .. Prescot. — Rich. Newsham.. . Preston. — James Woods... . Rochdalc. — Thos. Brockbank. Ulverston. — Edwd. Bolton Warrington. — Jas. Battersby.... Wigan. N. B. Agents are wanted in the other Market Towns of this County. Manchester Liverpool Warrington Rochdale Wigan Preston Blackburn York.... • Hull James Bayley, Esq. Jos. Robinson, Esq. Mr. John Gaskell. Mr. Jas. Whitaker. jr. Mr. Ralph Leigh. Mr. Win. Addison. Mr. Wm. Houlker. YORKSHIRE Mr. Wm. H. Locke. Mr. John Boyle. Halifax and Huddersfield, Mr. Gen. Sanderson. Leeds Wakefield Whitby Scarboro' Northallerton Richmond Knaresboro' Easingwold Doncaster Chester Macclesfield Sandbach Stockport ... Northwich. CHESHIRE. Mr. John Thursby Mr. Kichd. Nicholls. Mr. Robt. Kirkby, jr. Mr. Thos. Smurwaite. , Mr. WM. Wailes. Mr. Wm. Close. Mr. Christopher Carter Mr Jonathan Foster. Mr. Jas. Falconar, jr .. Mr. Jas. Bateman. .. Mr. Geo. Godwin. .. Mr. Richd. Latham. . - Mr. Richd. Owen. -. Mr. Wm. Ridgway. NORWICH UNION Fire Insurance Society. TRUSTEES. Hon. Colonel Wodehouse, M. P. Sir Jacob Astley, Bart. Richard Hanbury Gurney, M. P. Charles Savill Onley, M. P. & c. & c. & c. & c. DIRECTORS. President— Jeremiah Ives, Esq. Vice- President— John Browne, Esq. Secretary— Samuel Bignold, Esq. Treasurer for the Liverpool District, Samuel Hope, Esq. Surveyor of the Northern District, Mr. John Hughes, Exchange- street West, Liverpool. IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES yielded by this Society. First, A PROMPT AND LIBERAL ADJUST MENT OF LOSSES ; the amount of which is allowed to be established before Local Com- mittees, a System materially facilitating the early discharge of claims. Second,— A COMPLETE GUARANTEE FROM RESPONSIBILITY ; the whole engagements of the Society being undertaken by an opulent Pro prietory. Third,— A RETURN OF THREE- FIFTIIS OF THE PROFIT of THE SOCIETY AT THE END OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE POLICY. The Public opinion of the principles and con duct of this Establishment may he inferred from the fact, that it now ranks the SECOND OFFICE in the United Kingdom. Insurances renewable on 25th March, 1826, must be paid on or before the 9th April, or the Office will cease to he liable for the Sums Insured By Order of the Directors, JOHN HUGHES. Norwich Union Office, Exchange- street West. AGENTS: LANCASTER, Mr. GEO. CARRUTHERS. Kendal Messrs. Branthwaites. Preston Mr. Peter Catterall. MONDAY'S MAIL. LOnDOn, SATURDAY, MArCh 25. GERMAN and Brussels Papers arrived yes- terday. By both these conveyances we have received accounts of the alarming illness of the Emperor of Austria. By the Bulletin of the 11th inst. we learn that the disorder has been inflammatory fever. His Majesty was twice bled in one day ( the 10th) and on the following day leeches were applied. By these means the symptoms of his disorder were ma- terially diminished, and the pain lessened. On the evening of the 11th, however, his Majesty became so much worse that he could not sleep. Next morning he was somewhat better ; but the improvement was not of long duration, and about noon it was found necessary to bleed him for the fourth time. From this opera- tion, his Majesty experienced considerable relief: and at the date of the last accounts, as he continued to he more easy, hopes of speedy recovery were entertained. Accounts received by express from Vienna, of the 16th inst. report that the Emperor's health was more favourable. He was able lo rise from his bed, and sit up a great part of the day. It lias been announced on good authority, that regard being had to the very delicate circumstances in which the Kingdom and Royal Family of Portugal are placed hy the demise of the Crown, and complex entangle- ments of Don Pedro, the existing Regency is to be continued for some considerable time, and to he supported by the influence of the British and French Governments. To over- awe, if requisite, the Queen's and the Monkish faction, a strong squadron of English men of war has been gradually collecting in the Tagus, where it now remains ; and where it cannot fail to inspire the necessary confidence in the Regent and her Ministers, against all opponents. The foreign papers of this week have brought two articles of very great interest, anil the consequences of which may very much vary the face of Europe, though certainly not endanger the continuance of general peace. The first of these is the death of the King of Portugal, and the consequent most im- portant question, by whom he is to be suc- ceeded. His eldest son is Emperor of Brazil, and if he should succeed according to the law of succession, Brazil and Portugal will be again united, and as the King cannot reside in both places, one of them must be con- tented to become a Viceroyally. Now, it is certain that Brazil will not submit to this con- dition and it is very doubtful whether it could be enforced in Portugal. The next bro- ther is Don Michael, who is now absent iu Austria, having been banished thither for having headed a faction in opposition to his father. There appears to be a very strong party against the succession of this Prince, and the Emperor of Austria is understood to have resolved that he should not succeed to the crown. He is now in Vienna, und we believe is to be kept there till the matter be finally settled. This affair is considered to be of great importance, as it will finally determine ihe question, whether Brazil is to be severed from Portugal or not. The Kings of Europe are understood to be exceedingly anxious that Brazil should remain a monarchy, in order to break the effect of such an example of Re- publican Government, us its universal pre- valence iu America would be. In England, perhaps, we are justly indifferent to these things, as our quiet and orderly government leaves us in fact little to wish, but that our Kings and Ministers would, from time lo time, reform the enormous cost of courtly and mo- narchial establishments. On the Continent it is otherwise. The second affair is the declaration, which tile Duke of Wellington has been instructed to make- at St. Petersburg, and which we un- derstand lie has already made to the Emperor Nicholas. This is in effect, that the Allied Powers of Europe have resolved upon three things:— The first, that they will make n common demand upon the Grand Seignior to consent to the independence of the Greek Islands, anud will enforce it if necessary by arms. The second, that the Greeks shall then choose their own Prince, but who is not to be Russian Prince ( nor, we presume, of any of the Sovereign reigning houses of Europe). The third, that all the present Allied Pow- ers will remain allied for the purpose of main tabling the general peace, and will all direct their forces against any power ( even of them selves) who shall break it. There can he no objection whatever against any alliance of this kind ; it is an object uni versally desirable, and we trust it will fully succeed. Our own opinion is, that the state of things is not very solid or permanent in Russia. Everyday may produce a revolution and we should not he in the least surprised if the Emperor Nicholas should descend the throne as quickly as he has ascended it. It is ludicrous to read the praises in the French Government paper of this prince, and still more the absurd language which they employ towards all those who seek any change or - im- provement in the barbarous despotism of that empire. As regards our own affairs at home, we are happy to he enabled to announce, that the King's health is nearly entirely restored. It is understood that lie has suffered R most se vere attack of the gout, and was for some time in a state of great pain. We understand however, that his life was never considered to be in any danger. His Majesty, we believe, lives at Windsor in the quiet, orderly, and temperate mode of a private country noble man, avoiding all state and large society taking regular exercise, and mere domestic enjoyments. We believe every one, without any exception, wishes him a long continuance of life and health, for if one of the best qua- lities of human government is. as we believe it to he, peace and quietness, it would he difficult to imagine a Prince who less inter- rupts and more exemplarily supports the or- derly progress of the laws. The distress in the money- markets appears to have nearly passed as regards the metropolis, though trade lias become necessarily dimi- nished by the ruin of speculators, and the consequent cessation of their large demands. There is an indication, and a very general one. of a reduction of prices, which begins in articles of luxury, and will reach those of necessity. The diminution of the quantity ol money must necessarily affect the rale of prices, not became there is less money to divide amongst the same number of buying and sellings, buy because people are much poorer, and demand, consumption, and com- petition, are thereby proportionately lessened. The answer to the inquiries this day, at Carlton Palace, was, that Hie King is rapidly recovering. Death of the Bishop of Durham. — The Bishop of Durham died at one o'clock this morning, at his residence in Cavendish- square. 11 is Lordship's recent illness, and very ad- vanced age, have made this event any thing bin unexpected, he was. we believe in his 93d year, he was consecrated to the see of Salisbury in the year 1769, and translated to that of Durham in the year 1791. He has thus been a Bishop for the unusual space of fifty- seven years and has enjoyed for thirty- five years the richest see in England. His Lordship was a man of great and expensive public charity, and is represented to have been kind and firm in his private attachments. His Lordship was uncle to the present and brother to the late Lord Barrington. of whom he wrote a memoir, which speaks highly of his fraternal affection. The cause of the Bishop's death was more the exhaustion of nature than any particular disease. He had been for some days insensible. Though his life was thus protracted, he was not originally of very vigorous constitution. We were furnished about twelve months ago hy a correspondent, with an account of an experiment tried hy a trademan's son in Alloa, of immuring a toad in a small flower- pot, sunk deep in a garden, to ascertain the fact of that animal's living without food. At that time he had been a prisoner for two years, and was again shut up in his dreary abode. A few days ago, the, light of day was at lowed lo shine his darksome cell, when the contented inmate crawled out with as much careless indifference as if he only had re- treated there for an evening's repose. The prisoner was recommitted for further trial.— Stirling Journal. In the House of Lords on Wednesday— The only thing of interest that occurred, was a question of privilege, arising out of a letter to Mr. Fonblanc, in consequence of certain professional comments, iu which Mr. F. had indulged at the Bar of their Lordships. The letter was produced, and is certainly a very strong one. It terms Mr. F. a liar and a scoundrel. The Lord Chancellor, after observing that the practice of calling professional men to account for the discharge of their duty was utterly subversive of the privileges of all Courts, moved, that Mr. Wharton, the writer, he summoned to the Bar, Ihe next day, at four o'clock, which was agreed to. In the House of Commons, the report on the Private Bills Committee was postponed lo the 20th of April. On the motion for bringing up the Report on the Welch Iron nail Coal Company Bill, Mr. Littleton und Colonel Wood opposed, and Mr. P. Moore and Mr. Davis supported it. After some discussion, iu which Mr. Baring, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Hus- kisson, and several other members, joined, both in respect to this bill, und those of Joint Stock companies in general, the motion was negatived without a division— so the bill was lost. The House having gone into a Committee of Supply, Mr. Hume complained of the Report on Schools in Ireland, and moved that the sum of £ 25.000 be reduced to £ 22.000. Mr. Butterworlh defended the Kildare- place Society. Mr. Goulburn said, that Mr. Hume had complained of the Bishops for the accounts which he said they had fabricated, and there was not a clergyman's name on the Com- mittee. He bad said, the salaries of the Register and his Assistant were £ 400. whereas the one was £ 184, and the other £ 120. He denied that he had hurried the considerations of these Estimates, as Mr. Hume had asserted. The original vote was agreeed to, as were the several other items of the Estimates. The motion of the Chancellor of Ihe Ex- chequer, £ 9,000 was voted for the purchase of three pictures for the National Gallery. The Right Hon. Gentleman, mentioned that an accuiate judge had valued one of them ( the Titian) at £. 5.000. The Silk Duties Bill was committed pro forma. Mr. Herries gave notice that he would the next day move, that the House nl rising, do adjourn to Wednesday, the 5th of April. In the House of Lords, on Thursday, Mr. Wharton, for whose attendance lo answer to a Charge of breach of privilege an order hail been made on the preceding evening, appeared at the bar. and having made a suffi- cient apology, was discharged. Iri the House of Commons- Mr. Peel brought in two Bills for the amendment of the criminal code— the first to consolidate Ihe theft and larceny laws: tbe other to amend the part of the administration of criminal justice. The Bills were successively read a first and a second time each. Mr. Goulburn moved Ihe order of the day for receiving the report of the Committee upon the Irish Estimates. Mr. Hume objected generally to the lavish scale of expenditure upon which the institu- tions for education and other charitable purposes ware conducted : and moved » resolution declaring that the supporting of charitable institutions hy public grants was at all times impolitic, and at the present crisis of general distress, peculiarly improper. The Chancellor of the Exchequer professed his full concurrence in the principle advanced hy the member for Montrose, hut combated the doctrine that a lime of general distress was best fitted for the extinction of charitable institutions of long standing. Mr. Hume's motion was rejected by a majority of 60 to 6. Mr. Hume then objected to several of the grants iu detail, and charged the Kildare- place Society with a proselyting and illiberal spirit. He was answered by Mr. F. Lewis and Mr. Butterworth, the former of whom vouched the approbation of the well- known Doctor Doyle. for all the books and tracts issued by that Society. The rest of the Irish Estimates were sub- jected to a long and minute criticism by Mr. Hume ; but eventually all were carried. The two Houses adjourned last night to the 5th of April. THE LANCASTER GAZETTE. WEDNESDAY'S MAIL. LONDON, MONDAY, MARCH 27. WE have received French papers. The. following are extracts— ( From the Etoile, dated Sunday:) Paris, March 25.— Letters from Corfu, of February 17, say, that the Capitan Pacha is recalled at the desire of Ibrahim Pacha, who ascribes to him the bad success of the attacks upon Missolonghi. It was reported that Ibra- him intended to attempt another attack on the 20th. Accounts from St. Petersburgh reach down to the 6th inst. The Duke of Wellington continued to hare repeated interviews with the Emperor. His Grace is represented lo he in very bad health. There was no political news : the exchange 9 The last accounts from Bucharest bring no news. General Guilleminot passed through that place on the 6th of March. When he left Constantinople', which was on the 17th of Feb. M. Stratford Canning had not yet arrived. The case of Kaschiour is again mentioned in these papers. It is now denied that he was ever sentenced to death ; and it is added, that his imprisonment is of the most lenient cha- racter. The notorious Bergami, it appears, is fol- lowing his old trude. It is reported that he has been banished from Rome, on account of some " offensive intrigue." Thursday being Maunday Thursday, the usual annual Royal donations were distributed at his Majesty's Chapel, Whitehall, to as many poor men and women as the King is years old, viz. sixty- four of each, together with four- loaves, two salt salmon, two salt cod, eighteen salt herrings, and eighteen red ditto, Each of the 128 purses contained a sovereign and 64 silver pennies. At the conclusion of the cere- monies the Maunday people were supplied with wine to drink the health of his Majesty, On Saturday morning a deputation of the committee for the relief of the Vaudois, consisting of the Earl of St. Germains, Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. the Rev. Dr. Summer, Mr. Hamilton, and Mr. Gilly, had an inter view with Lord Liverpool and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, by appointment, at Fife- house. Their object was to state the claims of the Vaudois clergy to a restitution of the pension called the Royal Grant, which had been enjoyed by the ministers of the Walden- sian Church for upwards of 100 years, previ- ously to its suspension in 1807. We are happy in reporting that these gentlemen received ihe assurance both of Lord Liverpool and M Robinson, that they were favourably disposed towards a renewal of the grant, and that mea- sures should be taken to restore the stipend, and to secure its future payments, according lo former arrangements. A General Half- yearly Meeting of the Proprietors of Bank Slock was held on Thurs- day, when a dividend of 4 per cent, on the Capital Slock of the Company was agreed ( o. In answer lo a question from Mr. Young, respecting the measures taken by the Bank for alleviating commercial distress, the Chairman stated, that tho advances made by the Bank upon goods was much within a quarter of a million; and that those advances had been made " principally to manufacturers, though in some- cases to merchants, with a full under- standing that the accomomdation was not to he made a motive for raising the prices 1" The Chairman also stated, that no further advances would be made on mortgages; and that ( he establishment of Branch Banks was under the consideration of the Directors, It has been for some time supposed that Dr. Legge, the Bishop of Oxford, would succeed to the see of Durham ; n second report has been that the Bishop of Worcester would go to Durham, the Bishop of Saint David's to Wor center, and that in that case the Dean of Can terbury, Dr. Percy, would be the new Bishop, The more prevalent idea now is, that Dr. Van Mildert will succeed to the see of Durham and that Dr. Sumner will succeed him, both in the Bishopric of Llandaff and the Deanery of St. Paul's. We understand it to be settled, that Dr. Van Mildert, the present Bishop of Llandaff, will succeed to the vacant See of Durham, and that the See of Llandaff will be filled by Dr, Sumner.— Sun. The patronage of an East India Director, if convertible into money, would average, it is supposed, £ 10,000 a year; last year it would have been double that sum. No wonder that such places are sought for with avidity. ABDUCTION OF MISS TURNER. We alluded to this affair briefly in our last feeling that the circumstances were imperfectly known, and that until further information was obtained, it was not only premature, but highly indelicate to hazard any conjecture on the sub ject As we had then supposed, it proves not case of " Elopement," but one of the most foul and diabolical conspiracies, for the abduction of the young lady, that has ever disgraced the annals of modern times. Miss Turner attained her fifteenth year in the last month, and is pre- sumptive heiress not only to her father, William Turner, Esquire, of Shrigley Park, the pre sent High Sheriff of the county, but, as we understand, to large fortunes of her uncles. She was at a seminary, near Liverpool. The principal, but not the only, actors in the plot are, a Mr. Edward Gibbon Wakefield, his brother, William Wakefield, and his servant, named Thevenot. As the matter is in progress of legal investigation, it would be neither pro- per nor prudent to disclose the whole of the circumstances: we have, however, acquired a knowledge of the prinipal facts, which will enable us to give an outline of the case to our readers. The Wakefields had been on a visit to a gen- tleman in Macclesfield from the 28th February, to the 5th March instant, during which time they had contrived to possess themselves, with- out exciting suspicion, of such facts relative to Mr. Turner and his family, as were sufficient to enable them to effect tlieir purpose. They left Macclesfield in the evening of Sunday the 5th instant, with the professed object of pro- ceeding to London, on their route to Paris. Instead of taking the road to London, however, they presented themselves at the Albion Hotel, Manchester, in a Wilmslow post- chaise, at 6even o'clock on the morning of the sixth. Having purchased a carriage at Manchester, they then proceeded on the road to Liverpool. About 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning a carriage drove up to the seminary where Miss Turner was staying. The servant, who was alone with the carriage, represented himself as coming from Shrigley Park. Mr, Turner's residence, and delivered a letter, of which the following is a copy :— " Shrigley. Monday Night. Half- past Twelve. " Madam :— I write to you by desire of Mrs. Turner, of Shrigley, who has been seized with a sudden and dangerous attack of paralysis. Mr. Turner is unfortunately from house, but has been sent for, and Mrs. T. wishes to see her daughter immediatelv. A steady servant will take this letter, and my carriage to you, to fetch Miss Turner, and I beg that no time may be lost in her departure, as, though I do not think that Mrs. Turner is in immediate danger, it is possible she may very soon become incapable of recognizing any one. Mrs. Turner particularly wishes that her daughter should not be informed of the extent of her danger, as without this precaution Miss T. might be very anxious on the journey, and this house is so crowded, and in such confusion and alarm, that Mrs. T. does not wish any one to ac- company her daughter. The servant is instructed not to let the boys drive too fast, as Miss Turner is rather fearful in a carriage.— I am, Madam, your obedient servant, " JOHN AINSWORTH, M. D. The best thing to say to Miss T. is, that Mrs. T. wishes to have her daughter home rather sooner, for the approaching removal to the new house ; and his servant is instructed to give no other rea- son, in case Miss T. should ask any questions. Mrs. T. is very anxious that her daughter should not be frightened, and trusts to your judgment to prevent it; she also desires lire to add, that her sister, or niece, or myself, should they continue unable, will not fail to write to you by the post." Although this letter, as may he anticipated, was a tissue of falsehood, yet its allusions to the state of Mrs. Turner's health, and the dis- position of the young lady, gave it an air of authenticity. The lady of the house remarked to the servant, that she did not recognize him as one of Mr. Turner's servants. To this he had a ready answer: that Mr. Turner was re- moving to his new mansion, and had made some alteration in the establishment, and that he had become Mr. Turner's butler, having lately left the scrvice of Mr. Legh, of Lyme,— he added that the carriage would return bv way of Manchester, having to take Dr. Hull, ( who had previously attended Mrs. T.) to Shrigiey. The extreme plausibility of this man's manner and story, left no room for sus- picion, and the young lady was in a few minutes handed into the carriage, and proceeded on the road, as she supposed, to visit her friends at Shrigiey.— The carriage travelled on to Manchester, and drove to the Albion there. She was shown into a room, and here, after a short time, Edward Gibbon Wakefield first made his appearance. Miss Turner had never seen him before, and was about to leave the room, but on his stating to her that he came from her papa, she remained.— It now became necessary that some story should be invented to account for their not proceeding to Shrigiey,— and here, with the most consummate effrontery, he stated that the true reason of her being taken from school was, the state of her father's affairs, which he was very desirous of keeping from the knowledge of the lady of the school,— that he, Wakefield, and his brother, who was also present, were directed to take her immediately to meet Mr. Turner, and horses were instantly ordered.— They proceeded on the road to Hud- dersfield, and the poor girl, buoyed up with the assurance of seeing her papa at almost every stage, travelled all night, until they arrived at Kendal, where she was assured by the Wake- fields that Mr. Turner would meet them. At this place, of course, another disappointment took plaee, and Wakefield, perceiving that the frequent disappointments, in not seeing her papa, began to cause great anxiety of mind, on their leaving Kendal found it necessary to allay that anxiety, by becoming ( as he expressed himself) more explicit on the state of her father's affairs. He then related to her the fol- lowing string of fictions— first, that the Mac- clesfield bank, of Messrs. Daintry and Ryle, had failed— that an uncle of his ( Mr. Wake- field, banker, of Kendal, as he stated) had lent her papa .£ 60,000—. that this had partially re- lieved him, but that, subsequently, the Black- burn bank had failed; and that now every thing was worse than ever,— that her father was utterly ruined,— that he ( Wakefied) was his greatest friend— that his uncle, the Kendal banker, could turn his father out of doors, but that a plan had been hit upon by Mr. Grims- ditch, lrer papa's legal adviser, which would prevent it— that some settlements were to be made,, and some transfer of property to her, so that her papa's estate would belong to her and her husband, whoever he might be— that Mr. Grimsditch had proposed that he ( Wake- field) should become her husband, but that he had laughed at it, inasmuch as he had never seen her, but that his uncle, the Kendal hanker, had insisted upon his seeing her, and that it now remained for her to determine whether she would accede, or her papa should be turned out of doors!— After this abominable tissue of lies, and seeing that the poor girl made no reply, he told her that she might make her determination when she saw her papa, who was on his way to cross the border, pursued by Sheriff's Officers : under such an impression they proceeded to Carlisle, on their way to Gretna. Here the younger Wakefield left them for a short time- on his retnrn, he stated that he had seen Mr. Turner and Mr. Grimsditch,— that they were concealed at an Inn there, from fear of Sheriff's Officers— that the latter gentleman had put him out of the house, stating his fear of detection, and requesting that the marriage might imme- diately take place at Gretna Green, for as soon as the certificate of it was brought back to Carlisle, Mr. Turner would he released. He also added, that Mr. Turner had desired him to say to his daughter, " that he entreated her if she loved him not to hesitate, for there would be an execution in the house at Shrigiey, and they would all be ruined." Under such an injunction, it was not surprising that a child wliose conduct has always been marked by extreme filial affection should have proceeded. They went to Gretna, and were married. On their return to Carlisle, her enquiries were particularly directed for her father, whom she expected to see removed from danger; hut here she was told that intelligence of the marriage had already arrived, and he had been enabled to procecd to Shrigiey, leaving directions for them to follow him. The parties now went south to Leeds, from which place Miss Turner was informed they would go on to Shrigley. When they arrived at Leeds, Wakefield fortu- nately remembered, that he had to be at Paris in the ensuing week; he therefore pretended to dispatch his brother to Shrigley, with direc- tions that he and Mr. Turner should proceed immediately to London, where they should all meet. Wakefield and Miss Turner arrived at Blake's Hotel, in Princess- street, Hanover- square, on Friday night, ( the 10th) at half past eleven, and found a person waiting for him there, whose name, at present, we forbear to mention.— Wakefield having stated that Mr. Turner and his br other had proceeded to Calais, a chaise was immediately ordered ; they started for Dover, and thence" to Calais, by the first packet. At Calais they remained for three or four days, and on the arrival of each packet, Miss Turner was directed to look out for the arrival of her father and friends, at whose long delay Wakefield pretended to be much sur- prised.. During the greatest part of the time occupied in this abduction of Miss Turner, her friends were in perfect ignorance of her having left the school, and the first intimation they had, was by a letter from the offender himself, dated Carlisle, announcing' the marriage, which, owing to the absence of Mr. Turner, from Shrigley, did not reach him until the night of] the 11th. The distress occasioned to Mr. Turner, and his lady, by the announcement of this worse than death of their only child, may be readily conceived ; although the extent of Wake- field's artifices was not then known to them. Messengers were dispatched m every probable direction, but France was very soon discovered to be their destination. Applications were im- mediately made to the higher departments of I his Majesty's Government, and to Sir Richard Birnie, by all of whom the greatest sympathy- was shewn, and their utmost assistance afforded. No time was lost in pursuing the parties to Calais, and it is somewhat singular, that the packet by which the friends of Miss Turner passed from Dover, also bore the Hon. Alger- non Percy, Ambassador to the Swiss Cantons, for whom Wakefield had remained so long at' Calais, in order that under his protection, he might proceed to Paris, and clothed with such patronage, evade any attempt to take him or his prize. On the arrival of the parties at Calais, they soon obtained an interview with Miss Turner, who being now undeceived, threw herself into the arms of her friends,— and begged that they would not leave her. A conversation of some length ensued between Wakefield and the Lady's friends, which was conducted, on his part, with unparalleled coolness, and impudence, and in which he admitted that he had never seen the lady, until he had her in his possession at Manchester ; that a thought had struck him that he would possess her; and that he had never yet entertained a project which he had not accomplished I— Upon being questioned whether the marriage had proceeded beyond the mere ceremony ? he gave the most solemn assurance that it had not, and, as we believe, signed a document to that effect Miss Turner was then happily restored to her parents, in ex- cellent health. Further authorities for the ap- prehension of Wakefield, were obtained from England, and several friends of Mr. Turner, accompanied by a Bow- street officer, went to France in search of him. Miss Turner, as we have before said, has just attained her fifteenth year. She is a young lady of quick natural talents, and no p:- ins have been spared upon their cultivation. Her affec- tion for her parents is unbounded, of which her conduct throughout the recent affair, is a sh'king illustration. We should not omit to state, that this Mr. Wakefield is represented to be about 30 years of age, a widower ; that he eloped with a young lady, about 16 years of age, of considerable for- tune, from a boarding school, and married her. She is sincc dead, leaving two children, who reside in Paris. We have forborne to state many circumstances connected with this most cruel and distressing affair, because it must soon undergo legal in- vestigation. Many ridiculous false statements of the transaction have appeared in the different public papers, but we pledge ourselves for the accuracy of the above detail, so far as it goes.- Macclesfield Courier. LANCASTER STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY. THE JOHN O'GAUNT First Class STEAM- PACKET, burthen 160 tons, with two Engines of 60- horse power, will sail From LIVERPOOL, on TUESDAY the 4th, at 10 o'clock in the Evening. LANCASTER, oil THURSDAY the 0th, at half- past 10 in the Forenoon. LIVERPOOL, on SATURDAY EVENING the Stli, at 12 o'clock. LANCASTER, on TUESDAY AFTERNOON the llth, at one o'clock. J. S. TURNER, Agent, Church- street, Lancaster. ALEX. BARTON, Agent, Russel- place, Dale- street, Liverpool. This Packet is elegantly fitted up for Passengers, with every accommodation on board. CD" A WAREHOUSE is provided by the COMPANY, at BRUNSWICK DOCK, LIVERPOOL, for the reception of GOODS. MONEY TO LEND. NOW BEADY TO ADVANCE, At Interest, on good FreeholdSecurity, the Sum of £ 10,000. ( Ff Apply to the Printer of this Paper. MONEY WANTED. THE Trustees of tbe Garslang nnd Heiring- Syke Turnpike- road are desirous ( o borrow the sum of £ 3000 ( In Sums of not less than £ 500) On Ihe eredit of the lolls or duties payable on the said road, for which Mortgages thereof will be granted. With Interest at 4} Ceut. ^ Annum, payable half- yearly. 03" Application may he made lo JOHN T. WILSON, Clerk to ( lie said Trustees. Lancaster, Feb. 15, 1828. ON SALE, A QUANTITY OF GOOD HOPS. Apply tO JANe MANSeRGH, Corporation- Arms. LANCASTER, MARCH 22, 1S20. LANCASTER MECHANIC'S AND APPRENTICE S LIBRARY. THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of MANAGERS will be held at the LI- BRARY, in the INFANTS' SCHOOL- ROOM, Mary-- Street, Friarage, on THURSDAY next, the sixth of April, at six in the evening. The Committee recommend the following alteration of Rule 31 :— Every reader shall pay one shilling, instead of sixpence quarter, in advance. CR. JOHNSON, Secretary. MARCH 31, 1826. HANDSOME CHARIOT, TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY, A Handsome CHARIOT, with Driving Box, Seat behind, and Harness complete, all nearly as good as new ;— the property of the late John Parr, Esq. deceased. Persons wishful to purchase, may apply at BURROW HALL, near Kirkby Lonsdale. BURROW HALL, MARCH 28, 1826. 41 TO BE LET, And entered on immediately, A GOOD HOUSE AND GARDEN, At tbe top of Penny- street, In Lancaster. Apply to LAWSON WHALLeY, M. D. the occupier. MARCH 31, 1828. TO BE LET, With possession at May- day, 1826, ALarge and commodious DWELLING- HOUSE, Backbuildings, and Premises, situate in Queen- Sqnare, Lancaster, lately occupied by John SlODt, Esq. and suitable for the residence of a gen- teel family. 03- For other particulars apply lo Mr. LODGE, of Bare, the owuer, or to Mr. ROBINSON., solicitor, Lancaster. GENTEEL RESIDENCE. TO BE LET BY PRIVATE TREATY, And entered upon the 12th day of May, 1820, ALL that Modern- built DWELLING- HOUSE, with a valuable Garden and Orchard, situate at HAZLeSLACK, In the parish of Beetham, in the county of Westmorland, belonging to George Wilson, Esq. of Dallam Tower; and lately oc- copied by Mr. Isaac Towers. Tbe house is well adapted for the residence of a small genteel family ; is pleasantly situated within half a mile of Sea- bathing; distant about two miles from the market and- post- town of Milntborpe ; and commands a view of Morecombe Bay, and the surrounding scenery. Tbe farmer of Hazlaslack farm will shew the premises ; and for olber particulars apply at Dallam Tower. DALLAM TOWER, MARCH 18, IBM. JOHN HARRISON'S DIVIDEND! THE Commissioners In a Commission of Bank- rupt, awarded and issued forth against JOHN HARRISON, of Beckfoot, in the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale, In the county of Westmorland, wheel- wright, dealer and chapman, a bankrupt, intend to meet on SATURDAY the 16th day of April next, at three o'clock In the afternoon, at the office of Mr. WALKER, solicitor, in Preston, in the county of. Lancaster, in order to make a FIRST & FINAL DIVIDEND of the estate and effects of the said Bankrupt; when and where the Creditors who have not already proved their debts, are to come pre- pared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said dividend ; and all claims not then substantiated will be disallowed. PEARSON. Solicitor. KIRKBY LONSDILE, MARCH 15, 1R26. DILWORTH, ARTHINGTON, AND BIRKETT'S BANKRUPTCY. THE Assignees being desirons to investigate more fully the Bankrupts Affairs, previously lo their Final Examination, the Commissioners acting under this Commission hereby give NOTICE, that then will ADJOURN the FINAL, EXAMINATION of the said JOHN DILWORTH, ROBERT MORLEY ARTHINGTON, and RO- BERT BIRKETT, from TUESDAY the 4ih day of April, until SATURDAY Ihe 29ih day of April next, at twelve o'clock at noon; but they will attend to receive Proofs of Debts, on TueSDAY the 4> h ilav of April, at Ihe KING S- ARMS INN, at twelve o'clock at noon. T. & L. RAWSTHORNE, SOLICITORS. ON SALE, FOR SEED, CHOICE PARCELS OF CUMBERLAND AND SCOTCH BARLEY, SCOTCH AND IRISH POTATO AND COMMON OATS. Also, just arrived, ex Fame, from Stranraer, A Choioe Parcel of Pink- eye POTATOES; Which will be Sold on reasonable terms, by applying to JOHN WHITESIDE. GrEeN AREA, LANCASTER, MARCH 31, 1826. THE COACHING STALLION. CLEASBY, WILL SERVE MARES, at HALTON, near Lancaster, the present season, at Two Guineas each. CLeASBY is rising A years old, was got by Old Luck's- All, dam by St. George. Lnck's- All served iu the neighbourhood of Dar- lington for many years, and is allowed to have got the best slock in that country. Cleasby is a rich bay, with black legs, stands 10 hands 3 inches high, with great bona and good action. Application ( o be made to JOHN WILKIN SON, groom, Halton Hall. Good Grass for Mares, and Corn, if required, MARCH 18, 1826. SCHOONER TRADER FOR SALE TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, LL thai good Schooner or Vessel, called or known by Ihe name of THE TRADER, ot Ulverston ( John Hewitson, Master) 80 Tons Register, with all her Materials, ifec. as she now lies in tbe port of Ulverston, (£ ST For further particulars apply to Mr. WILLIAM ROBINSON, Wellhead- Street, Ulverston, or to JOHN HEWITSON, master of the said vessel, at Moss- side, near Ulverston. FRIDAY'S MAIL. LONDON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, LETTERS have been received in town yes- terday from Sincapore, which announce Hie successful result of the discussions with the Rajah of Ligore, and the consequent ces- sation of the alarm, which the hostile prepa-- rations of that Chief had excited at Prince of Wales's Island. They further add, that the arrangements which had been made with respect to the future line of policy to be pur- sued towards Siam, Tavoy, and Mergui, were highly satisfactory. Letters from Paris stale ( hat the King has - invited M. de Chateaubriand and other- members of the opposition, to travel for the* benefit of their health. This gracious invi- tation has been delivered, and there the matter rests for the present. A petition has been presented lo the French Chamber of Deputies, complaining of the continuance of the Slave Trade, in defiance of the laws and ostensible wishes of the Govern- ment. A Committee of the Chamber reported on the petition, that the Government had taken the most vigorous measures, but that, somehow or other, the trade continued. It seems probable that some new law will be adopted in France on the subject of ( his traffic. We learn from Stockholm thay the Swedes are increasing their navy considerably. Mr. W. Wakefield, the brother of Mr. E. G. Wakefield, has been apprehended at Dover, under a warrant, charged with being concerned with carrying oif Miss Turner, and has been brought to town, in custody of Taunton, the officer. A medal has been struck in honour of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, by Messrs. Forest and Sons, medal lists to his Majesty, in Edinburgh. On one side is the head of Sir Walter, by Rain. On the reverse, a scene illustrative of the following lines from the Lady of the Lake, is beautifully executed: In listening mood she seems to stand, The guardian Naiad of the strand. The design is extremely chaste, and the figure of Ellen, as well as the" landscape, the water, the rocks, & c. are finely brought out in dead silver. Windsor, March 28.— The answer to the inquiries at the Lodge this day is, that his Majesty continues in a good state ; and we have reason to hope, from every appearance, that he will soon be able to leave his ments and ride out. aparl- THE MANCHESTER ASSURANCE COM- PANY, for ASSURANCE AGAINST FIRE, and ON LIVES and SURVIVORSHIPS, PURCHASE OF ANNUITIES, REVER- SIONS, & c. & e. OFFICE, 38, King- street, Manchester. CAPITAL, TWO MILLIONS. Established March, 1824. DIRECTORS. JAMBS BRIERLEY, Esq. Chairman, THOMAS HEYWOOD, Esq. Deputy Chairman. Rd. Watson Barton, Esq. Hugh Hornby Birley, Esq. Thomas Cardwell, Esq. Thomas Entwisle, Esq. George Gardner, Esq. William Garnett, Esq. Joseph Green, Esq. Charles Greenway, Esq. George Grundy, Esq. Thomas Hardman, Esq. Thomas Hoyle, Esq. ASSIGNMENT. WHEREAS WILLIAM PARSON, or Lan- caster, in the connly of Lancaster, Hosier, hath ASSIGNED OVER ail his Stock in Trade, Debts, Estates and Effects to Trustees, IN TRUST for the equal beuelit of all his Creditors, who shall execute the said Assignment. All per- sons to whom the said William Parson stands indebted, are therefore requested to deliver an account of their respective demands against him, at the office of Mr. WILLIS, solicitor, in Lan- caster. And all persons who stand indebted to the said William Parson, are requested to pay the amount of their respective debts at the office of Mr. WILLIS, without delay. LANCASTER, MARCH 30, 1820 Aaron Lees, Esq Thomas Markland, Esq. Francis Morris, Esq. Robert Millington, Esq. John Pooley, Esq. Richard Smith, Esq. Georgo Southam, Esq. John Touchet, Esq. John Walker, Esq. Richard Warren, Esq. James Wood, Esq. AUDITORS. Thomas Boothman, jun. Esq. James Fildes, Esq. Benjamin Braidley, Esq. | Robert Tebbutt, Esq. BANKeRS:— Messrs. Heywood, Brothers, and Co. SOLICITORS— George Frederick Bury, Esq. PHYSICIAN :— Edmund Lyon, M. D. Surgeon :— William Robert Whatton, P. S. A. SeCRETARY :— Mr. Joseph Morton. This Society has been established upon prin- ciples combining the most perfect security, with advantages superior to those offered by any Institu- tion of a. similar character. The Capital amounts to TWO MILLIONS, subscribed in Shares of ,£ 100 each, and upon - which a Deposit of Ten ^ cent, has been paid. This Deposit, and the accumulation thereon, will form the present Capital of the Company, with a further claim upon the Subscribers t, o pay such sums as may be required to the extent of their respective shares. Whilst a resident Directory gives an assurance to Manchester, and its important neighbourhood, of the good faith and liberality with which the engagements of this Company will be entered into and observed, the formation of local Committees selected from a highly- respectable Proprietary is calculated to extend the same advantages to the more remote districts. The Assured are, by the Deed of Settlement, entitled to one- third of the Profits in the Fire De- partment, and to tno- thir( ls in that of the Life, without any liability on their part to the losses. They have the power of as ertaining and en- forcing their rights, by appointing, under, certain limitations, three persons to inspect the accounts of the Company for the preceding year ; and the further advantage of appointing a person to assist in making the calculation of the profits out of which the Bonus is to be made. In cases of claim for Loss by Fire, the Company are bound to refer any dispute, where no suspicion of fraud exists, to settlement by arbitration, if required, by the Assured. Agents have already been appointed in most of the principal towns in the kingdom ; but applica- tions for Agencies in places where appointments have not yet been made are requested to be ad- dressed to the Secretary. N. B.— Policies falling due at Lady- day must be renewed within fifteen days after, or they be- come void. Receipts for such Renewals are now ready for delivery, at the Office of the Company, and by the respective Agents throughout the kingdom. JOSEPH MORTON, Secretary. AGEnT FOr LANCASTER, J. WANE. SALE OF CATTLE AND HORSES. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At QUerMOre PARK FARM, oil WEDNESDAY the fifth of April next, at twelve o'clock al noon precisely ; THE followlug Excellent STOCK of SHORT- HORNED and OTHER CATTLE, and HORSES, the property of CHARLES GIBSON, Esq. viz. Six Present Calving Galloway Scots, most of them in Calf to Short- horned Bulls. Eight Present Calving Long- horned Heifers, in Calf to Short- horned Bnlls. Four High- bred Short- horned Caws, in Calf; the pedigrees of which will be gives in the hand- bills. Five Present Calving useful Short . horned Heifers, in Calf to Short- homed Bulls. Thirteen Present Calving Half- bred Heifers and Cows, in Calf ( o Short- horned Bulls. Two good Fat Cows. Two Grey Clydesdale Mares. Two good Brown Hack Poneys, about 14 hands. One Four- year- old Carriage Colt, by Tyler; is a good figure, and qniet in harness. The above Stock will be sold for ready money, and may be seen at Quermore Park, on the day of sale. QUERMORB PARK, MARCH 22, 1826. TO COACHMAKERS, S, c. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, Under and by Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias, At the Shop and House of Mr. JOHN GOOD- FELLOW, COACHMAKER, situate in St. Leo- nard- Gate and Damside- Street, in Lancaster, on WEDNESDAY and Thursday, the 5th and 6th days of April, 1826, the sale to commence each day at ten o'clock in the forenoon ; ALL the STOCK- IN- TRADE of the said JOHN GOODFELLOW, as a COACHMAKER, & c, comprising a new Post- Chaise, two Cars, and four Gigs, all of which are nearly finished ; quantity of Patent Leather ; also Wheels, Fel- loes, Spokes, Naves, Colours, Paints, Varnish, Iron, Springs, Smithy Tools, and a variety of other articles, used in the trade of a Coachmaker. Also all his HOUSEHOLD GOODS and FURNITURE, consisting of Feather - Beds, Bedsteads and Hangings, Mahogany Card and Snap Tables, Sofa and Cover, Painted Chairs, Carpets, and a variety of other articles of House and Kitchen Furniture. N. B. The Sale of the Stock- in- Trade will commence on the first day. The goods may he viewed on the Monday and Tuesday preceding th* sale ; and other par- ticulars may be known on application to Mr. WILLIS, Solicitor, or THOMAS BELL, Sheriff's Officer, Lancaster. Mr. Green and his brother ascended in a bal- loon yesterday from the City Road, and alighted safely at Barking, Essex. Society of British Artists — The Third An- nual Exhibition of this Society was open lo a private view on Thursday, previous ( o ( lie ad- mission of the public on Monday. The present collection, almost in every branch of the art, particularly in landscape- painting, is superior lo the collections of the two preceding years. The prominent pictures are the. historical landscape of An ancient City of Greece, by Linton,* the romantic landscape, bv Martin, of Manfred invoking the Witch of the Alps. The Lion and Snake, by E. Landseer ; Standfield's View of Cologne. Roberts, whose pencil seems to acquire force and beauly in every new picture, has ( wo street scenes, one in Rouen, and Ihe other in Dieppe, which are as true as nature ilself; ( he former is particularly re- markable for the effect of sun- light and cloud. In No. 105, The Church of St. Genevieve at Paris, he lias been extremely successful. Wilson, Hofland, Glover, and Cartwright, have paintings in the collection, of considerable merit. Richter, Blake, and Pidding. also furnish pictures to the collection, in their respective styles, worthy of high commenda- tion. The Sculpture department is not without Its pretensions to favourable notice. Upon the whole, the collection is highly creditable to the contributors, and is likely to obtain, because it deserves, the encouragement of the public. The rooms were filled with company, among whom were some respectable patrons of art, and several purchases were made in the course of the morning. • We are glad to recognise the name of a native of Lan- caster, who is also Secretary to the Society. TIMBER SALE, AT DALLAM TOWER. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, IN LOTS SUITABLE FOR PURCHASERS, On MONDAY the 10th day of April, 1826, pre- cisely at one o'clock in the afternoon ; A CONSIDERABLE QUANTITY OF ASH, ELM, BEECH, SYCAMORE, LINDEN, and SCOTCH FIR, Of large dimensions, well worth the attention of Millwrights, Coachmakers, Blockmakers, 4c. Ac. all laying ( ready for loading) near Dallam Tower, within about three miles of the Kendal and Lan- caster Canal, and one mile from the shipping place near Milnthorpe. Credit, on approved security, till Candle- mas, 1827. Purchasers are bound ( without fail) to re- move their lots from off the premises, on or before the 25th dav of April next ensuing. DALLAM TOWER, MARCH 18, 1826. STOCKS 3 per Ct. Cons. 78ft.— New i per Ct. 95H-— Ind- a Bonds 2 4 pr.— Bx. Bills .£ 1000 3 5 pr Cons for Ice. 7SJ FOREIGN FUNDS. Russian Bonds 7SJJ ( Peruvian Bonds 40 2 Spanish Bonds, 1822, 10$ Danish Stock 56i Chilian Bonds 49 51 ( Colombian Bonds, 51J 2 BERNERS HOTEL, Late Messrs. MARSH & Co. Banking House, London. T. ASHTON BEGS leave to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and his numerous Friends, in the county of LANCASTER, that he has opened these spacious PREMISES, which are fitted up in the most elegant and commodious manner ; and in soliciting their patronage to the establishment, begs to state, that each department of it will he found replete with every requisite, comfort, and convenience, and unremitting attention , will be devoted to merit their support. The Coffee - Room department, on the Drawing- Room floor, provide every accommoda- tion for Breakfast and Dinner. The Bed- Rooms. are commodious, light, and airy. IN THE MATTER OF JOHN WELCH, An Insolvent Debtor. ALL Persons who stand indebted unto JOHN . WELCH, late of Little Urswick, in Ihe parish of Urswick, in the county of Lancaster, farmer and butcher, an Insolvent Debtor in his Majesty's Gaol Ihe Castle of Lancaster, in ( he county of Lancaster, are requested, immediately, to pay their respective debts to Mr. JOHN R. CRAGG, attorney nt law, Ulverstone, who is the Attorney to the Assignee, as appointed by the said Court of Insolvent Debtors. And all persons who have any Goods or other Properly belonging the said Insolvent, are requested immediately to deliver the same up to the said JOHN R. CrAGG, otherwise actions al law will be commenced against them for recovery thereof. ULVeRSTONE, MARCH 30, 1826. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION. At BURROW HALL, near Kirkby Lonsdale, on MON DAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAy, and ThursDAY, the 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th days of April, 1826 ; ALL the Valuable Modern HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and FARMING STOCK, belonging to the late JOHN PARr, Esq. deceased. The goods may be viewed on the Monday.. Tuesday, and Wednesday, previous to the sale,, between the hours of ten and two o'clock ; and Catalogues may be had, after the 12th of the same- month, at the place of sale, of Mr. A. Foster and Stephen Garnett, Kirkby Lonsdale ; at t'je Com-- mercial Inn, Kendal; at Miss Noon's, Lancaster; and at the Golden Lion, Settle. BURROW HALL, MARCH 26, 1826. TO BE LET, And may be entered upon immediately. ANeat COTTAGE, pleasantly situated in, the Vale of RUSLAND : it consists of two parlours, a kitchen, and pantry, on the ground floor, a cellar below, and four bed- rooms above, and is placed in an Inclosure of about half an acre! comprising a Garden, Orchard, and Shrubbery. It is about four miles from each of the Lakes of Windermere, Coniston, and Esthwaite. A carrier passes twice a week, between Hawkshead and Ulverston, from which latter place it is distant eight miles ; and a butcher attends every Saturday. It is well suited for a small respectable familv, who prefer the country, and to whom economy is an object, A small STABLE, & c. may be rented with it, if required. For further particnlars apply to the Rev, JOHN ROMNEY, Whitestock Hall, near Ulverston, and if by letter, post paid. THE LANCASTER GAZETTE. J. HUDSON Begs to inform his friends and the public, THAT he has taken and entered npon the Shop lately occupied by Messrs. ATKINSON and ALdREN, in Cheapside, where he intends to carry on the business of a MERCER and WOOL- LEN- DRAPER, in all its branches, and hopes, by strict attention to business, and having selected his stock from the best markets, to merit a share of that patronage, which tie will ever feel grate- ful to receive. N. B. FUNERALS FURNISHED. LANCASTER, MARCH 25, 1820. THOMAS BRIGGS, STAY AND C ORSET- MAKER, Market- Street, Lancaster, RESPECTFULLY announces to the Ladies of LANCASTER and its vicinity, that he has received from his Agents in London, a supply of PATTERNS of the most prevailing FASHIONS, as now worn in the First Circles in the Metropolis, and which are now ready for their inspection. LANCASTER, MARCH 2- 2. 1826. LANCASTER, APRIL 1, 1826. Several weeks have now elapsed since the disastrous state of affairs in this town produced a public Meeting-, which, being hastily con- vened, was somewhat abruptly adjourned to a future day, on an understanding that some gen- tlemen would devise arrangements for facili- tating the transaction of business. We are fully aware of the difficulties to be surmounted, and in expressing the disappointment we feel on finding that nothing seems to have been hitherto done, we disclaim all intention of imputing blame in any quarter. Indeed more harm than good is to he expected from hasty, crude, and ill- concocted measures. If, however, we can- not hope to retrieve what has been lost, it is of the more consequence to husband what is left. We are therefore very glad to hear, that the state of affairs in this our harassed old town has attracted the attention of an opulent and highly respectable gentleman, resident in the neighbourhood, who has taken the trouble of framing a petition to Parliament, in our behalf. This we have not yet had an opportunity of perusing with the attention it deserves; but we are sure that it will be candidly considered.— In our next we may have more to say on the subject. gt^- BIRTHS. On the 21st ult. Margery Mayor, a woman of very loose morals, was brought to bed of three children, at Hutton, near Preston, being tbe eighth time she has borne children, to as many different fathers. MARRIED. On Monday last, Peter Sandham, of Scotforth, to Agnes Whiteside, of this town. On Monday last, at Bolton- by- the- Sands, Mr. Moses Mawson, of Westbouse, near Kellet, to Mrs. Thompson, of Aucliffe, both near this town. At Kendal, since oar last, Mr. Anthony Bur- row, to Miss Agnes Bateman, both of Crook. On Monday last, Mr. William Hodgson, plas- terer, to Miss Booth, daughter of Mr. Booth, joiner and machine- maker, Salford ; all of Black barn. On the 16th ult. Mr. S. Hargreaves, jun woollen- draper, lo Miss Mary Travis, both of Liverpool. On Mondny last, Mr. Richard Ellison, lo Miss Susannah Rogerson; and on Tuesday last, Mr. Sydney Smith, to Miss Aune Jones; all of Liver- pool. On tbe 22d all. Mr. John Doodson, of West- houghton, Wesleyan Local Preacher, to Margaret, fourth daughter of Mr. Thomns Green, muslin and bed- quilt manufacturer, of Park- Hill- place, Little Bolton. On Wednesday last, Thomas Lee, Esq to Miss De Jongh, both of Warrington. On Tuesday last, the Rev. Henry James Hast- ings, M. A. of Martley, near Worcester, lo Eliza beth, youngest daughter of the late John Whitaker, Esq. of Woodhouse, near Huddersfield. On the 21st nit. at Whitehaven, Capt. Joseph Pinder, of the Crown East Indiaman, to Hannah eldest daughter of Mr. Matthew Kendall. On the 11th ult. William Nicholson, to Mar garet Beck ; both of Lowther. DIED. On Thursday last, at the house of her son- in- law, the Rev. T. Mackreth, in this town, aged 80, Sarah, widow of the Rev. James Thomas. Her removal from tbe circle of affection and friendship will be lamented with no common feelings of sorrow and regret. An amiableness of disposi- tion, an amenity of manners, and above all, a kind sympathy of heart, attracted and bound all who approached her in dear and lasting esteem. We may truly say, that it has fallen to the lot of few to be more generally and deservedly be- loved. On Tuesday last, aged 25, Ellen, wife of Mr. Robert Townley, of this town, tailor. On Thursday last, at the house of his father- in- law, Mr. Edward Lawrence, in Liverpool, much and deservedly lamented, Mr. John Nunns, aged 32, of the firm of J. & L. Nunns, spirit- merchants, of this town, nnd eldest son of the late Captain John Nunns, of Skerton. On Wednesday last, after a very short illness, the Rev. P. S. Charrier, Minister of the Indepen- dent Chapel, Duncan- street, Liverpool, aged 56. Mr. Charrier received his education with a view to the ministerial office, at the academy formerly at Mile End, but more lately at Hoxton, and now about to be removed lo Highbury. He received his ordination at Lancaster, 1790, and sustained the pastoral office here for 20 years, and after- wards in Liverpool for 10 years, with unblemished reputation, and in the happiest harmony with the people of his charge. In the Lancashire Lunatic Asylum, of apoplexy, Samuel Brown, aged 58. On the 11th ult. at Kendal, three days after ha had completed his 67th year, Mr. Alexander Da- vidson, A. M. Lecturer in Natural and Experi- mental Philosophy. He was a native of Dalkeith, near Edinburgh, has left a widow and one child to lament his loss.' At Kendal, Mr. John Carradice, of Natland, Aged 80: and Eleanor Duely, aged 68. On the 24th ult, aged 50, Mr. John Bains, glazier, of Kendal. On thie 23d ult. at Millthorp, Mr. John Briggs, auctioneer. On the 21st ult. aged 24, Henry, youngest son of the late Thotnus Wilson, Esq. solicitor, Poulton- le- Fylde. On the 19th ult. Miss Mary Fenton, of Thorn- ton, aged 18. Same day, at Horwich, the Rev. Samuel John- son, M. A. Incumbent of that place. On the 24th ult. Mrs. Ann Wakefield, of Preston, a maiden lady, whose public and private charities will be very long remembered. At Preslon, Robert Galloway, aged 75; Margaret Pickup, aged 86; and Abigail Parker, at the Workhouse, aged 93. On the 13th inst. aged 32, Mr. Michael Clark- son. of Grimsargh; and Mr. Robert Watson, of Longridge, aged 21. On the 22d ult. Mrs. Radcliffe, of Burnley, wife of Mr. James Radcliffe, painter and oil merchant. On the 24th ult. at Clithero, Mrs. Kirkpatrick. On the 13th ult. at Colne, Wm. Midgley, Esq. surgeon, in his 71st year. On the 7th ult. in his 87th year, Old George Leech, of Botany, near Ashton- under- Lyne.— A well- known public character ( a blind fiddler) who for the last twenty- six years has enjoyed a pension from the Viscountess Warren Bulkeley, whose kindness also procured him an annuity from an institution for the aged blind, in London. He had only two days before his death got a friend to acknowledge her ladyship's last favour. He soon after was struck speechless; not while he lived was he made acquainted with the loss of his kind patroness. On the 10th inst. of Rochdale, aged 65, Mr. John Ormerod, the third son of the late Peter Ormerod, Esq. of Ormerod Hall, near Burnley. On the 12th ult. James Taylor, Esq. of Whit- worth, in the 59th year of his age. As a pro- fessional gentleman, he was esteemed by all who knew him : and those who have been under his care can best appreciate his value nnd lament his loss. On the 9th January last, on his passage to Bahia, Captain Thomas Ridley, of the brig Su- perior. On Sunday Inst, Anne, third daughter of the late Mr. John Casson, late organist of St. George's Church, Liverpool. On Tuesday lasl, Mr. James Ayrey, of Bassett- street, Liverpool, aged 52. Same day at his lodgings, Liverpool, Edward Airey, Esq Comptroller of his Majesty's Customs, at the port of Whitehaven, under instructions at Liverpool. On the 22d ult. Mr. James Smith, of Liverpool, late of Chowbent, in the 70th year of his age, whom the country stands much indebted for having, about thirty years ago, materially im- proved the throstle cotton- spinning machine, which soon after that period came into general use. On the 21st ult. al Liverpool, Benjamin Buxton, Esq. aged 62; and Jane Hare Green, eldest daughter of Mr Henry Green, of his Majesty's Customs at that port. On the 18th ult. Mr. Wm. Scales, Nile- street, Liverpool. On the 23d ult, at Westhoughton, in the 86th year of his age, Mr. James Brandwood, land- surveyor, uncle to Mr. Brandwood, of Over Darwen, and an highly esteemed Member of the Society of Friends. On Wednesday last, Mrs. Gott, of Bradford, aged 72, surviving her partner only 7 weeks and 5 days. On the 21st ult. Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Jefferson, Esq. Whitehaven, in her 32d year. On Saturday last, at his residence, in Cavendish Square, London, in his 93d year, the Bishop of Durham Lately, at Somerton, in Somerset, at the very advanced age of 106, Sarah Baker, widow. She officiated for many yenrs as parish clerk of Somer- ton, and when 99 reaped in the field for a whole day. On the 10th ult, at Maghera, Mrs. Ann Mul- holland, at the advanced age of one hundred and twenty two years. During ber whole life she wns a resident of that town. Possessed of all her mental faculties until the last moment of her ex- istence ; her general habits of life were exemplary, nor was she bent by years, being perfectly straight. She left a respectable and numerous family, con- sisting of six children, 28 grand children, 13 grent- grand- children, whose united ages amounted to 843 years. She remembered the rebellion of Scotland in 1715; she also remembered their Ma- jesties George the First, 11 years on the throne ; George the Second, 33 years; also George the Third, 61 years; and his present Majesty, 5 years. To the Editor of the Lancaster Gaxette. Sir,— Complaints of dismal darkness in the streets have emanated from so many respectable quarters, that I make free to mention the incon venience. Some persons detect posts in unex- pected positions every night, and contend, that those in particular near the foot of the Shambles shift as frequently as the Lancaster Sands. It is a curious fact, that most of the accidents com- plained of have befallen parties on their way home. Even the guidance of an experienced friend does not always afford perfect safety. Yours, & c. A. F. The Right Hon. Earl Howe has been pleased to present the Rev. Jno. Taylor Allen, M. A. late of High Lee, near Warrington ( and who it may be remembered, was a short time since elected. Master of the Free Grammar- School, Clithero) to the perpetual Curacy of Clithero, which became vacant hy the death of the Rev. R. Heath. Burnley Gas- light Bill.— We observe by the report of the private business of the House of Commons, that the Bill for establishing a Gas- light Company, in Burnley, has been read a third time, and passed, so that its success may be confidently anticipated, and we shall soon see the town of Burnley advanced a stage further in the improvement which has of late taken place there.— Blackburn Mail. Fortifications at Liverpool.— In addition to the battery now erecting on the North Shore, there is likewise to be a stone fort of much greater importance immediately built on the Rock Perch, where every preparation is now making, also under the superintendence of Captain Kitson, of the Royal Engineers, who projected this work. The strength and po- sition of this battery will be such as com- pletely to command the entrance to the river, and may be considered as the key to our wealthy port.— Liverpool Commercial Chron. Macclesfield Canal.— An act has passed both Houses of Parliament for making and main- taining a navigable canal from the Peak Forest canal, in the township of Marple. to join the canal navigation from ( he Trent to the Mersey, at or near Harding's wood lock, in the town- ship of Talk, in the county of Stafford. This important undertaking will, by means of the Peak Finest nnd Ashton canals, be the shortest line of conveyance hy twelve miles between Manchester and London, and all parts of the South of England, and 25 miles nearer to the manufacturing district of Yorkshire. Election.—- A party of the electors of ( his ( Preston) borough have, for some time, car- ried on a correspondence with Mr. Hume on the subject of supplying one or two candidates for the next election ; and we understand this gentleman has recommended two or three in- dividuals to the, notice of the applicants; but we are not iu the secret as to their names. Mr. Cobbett is said to be one, but as far as we can learn, the idea of bringing him forward has been rejected— Preston Chronicle. The Hon. Thos. Dundas, in answer to the requisition forwarded to him by the York Whig Club, states his readiness to offer himself with M. Wyvill, Esq. as a candidate for that city at the next, general election. Representation of Northumberland. — The most active canvass is going forward ou the', behalf of the four candidates, and a brisk paper war is of course carried on both in prose and verse. Lord Howick, Mr. Liddell, and Mr. Beaumont, are themselves in the field. Mr. Bell was expected to arrive from London on Saturday, hut his committee ivere not idle in the mean time. Cobbett collected some of his adherents at an inn at Norwich, on Saturday, where they dined, and were edified by a speech or two, in Mr. C.' s usual strain. Sir T. Beevor was in the chair. Distress of the Working Classes at Man- chester.— The distress experienced by the poor people has been very great; but it has been met with corresponding exertions on the part of the more affluent of the inhabitants of that public- spirited town. The amount of the subscriptions, in Manchester, on Saturday, was upwards of £ 2,300. and in Salford £ 439 5s. Miners. — We are happy to understand, that a good understanding lias been effected between the agents of the mining company nenr Mold, and the Welsh miners in their employ. Insolvent Court.— There were 142 insolvents gave notice of their intention to take the be- nefit of the Insolvent Acts. before Commis- sioner Bowen. at our Castle, last week, and part of this.— 104 were discharged forthwith, 21 remanded for various periods, 6 adjourned to next Circuit, 2 petitions dismissed, and 9 were discharged by plaintiffs, previous to the day of' hearing.— The Court closed about noon on Wednesday.— Amongst those discharged were Jeremiah Winder, of this town, joiner; Richard Swainson, of this town, spirit- mer- chant; and Randall Beckett, of this town, tailor, anil his son and daughter, John and Jane Beckett.— John Kitchen, of this town, innkeeper, was remanded till next Court, to amend his schedule. Blackburn Cattle Fair, on Monday last, was unusually well stocked with prime beasts: the sale was, however, rather dull, and the prices generally differed little from the previous rates, viz. from £ 8 to £ 16 or £ 17. Kirkdale Cattle Market. Monday. March 27. — This day we had a fair supply of both Cattle and Sheep, hut the demand was not so good as last week, consequently the prices were a little lower. Beef sold nt fid. to C| d. and Mutton 0| d. to 7( 1. per 111. sinking the offal. Manchester Cattle Market, Wednesday, March 22.— 2646 Sheep, at 5d. lo 6| il. per li>. sinking the offal ; 403 Cattle, at 4d. to 7d. 3 Calves, at 4d. to 6d. 74 Pigs, at 4d. to Sid. Total 3120. The Fourth regiment of Dragoon Guards, under the command of Colonel Ross, arrived at Liverpool on Wednesday last, from Dublin, on their route to Birmingham. The last Manchester Mercury announces a legacy of one thousand pounds, from the late Edward Chantler, Esq. of the Crescent, Sal- ford, to the Manchester Infirmary. At a meeting of the Yorkshire Festival Committee, on Tuesday week, if was resolved to divide Ihe surplus receipts of £ 1,900 among the four infirmaries of York, Hull, Leeds, and Sheffield, being £ 475 to each charity. On Sunday morning, a man named John Coward was found dead in n field about two miles In the north of Calder Bridge. He had been on his way to visit his daughter, who resides at Ennerdale Bridge, and is supposed to have mistaken the road ( being a stranger) and to have wandered upon the fell until nature became exhausted. His body was con- veyed to his residence at Hawkswell, near Ulverston, for interment. The deceased was 67 years of age. Inquests before Richard Lowry. Esq. Coro- ner. At Longtown, on the 19th ult. on the body of Sarah Bell; aged 70 years, whose death was caused by her clothes taking fire, on that day, while alone in her own room. Verdict, accidental death.— At Petteril Crooks, parish of Hesket, on the 21st nit. on view of the body of Ann Parkins, aged 52 years ( sister of Mr. Ex- Sheriff Parkins) who hung herself, that morning, while labouring under a fit of lunacy. The unfortunate woman perpetrated the deed in her own dwelling- house, by throw- ing a rope across a beam, and fixing it around her neck so effectually, that almost instant death was the consequence of suspension.— Verdict, Lunacy.— Cumberland Pacquet. On Sunday evening last, so early as between seven and eight o'clock, a villain entered the dwelling of a person in this town, by the back door, and proceeded to the parlour, where the lady of the house was sitting. He imme- diately went to the cupboard, and took from it three half- crowns, threatening at the same time to injure the female, provided she made the least disturbance. Having the presence of mind to shout for her husband to come down stairs immediately, the plunderer fled with the greatest precipitation. We mention this as a caution to all our readers to secure their doors in the dusk of the evening. On Monday evening Thomas Knowles ( alias Chipping Bob) was apprehended in Blackburn by the deputy constable, Mr. Kay. he is charged with being an accomplice of Rd. Eccles Leem- ing, who it will be remembered was convicted at our last Assizes, and sentenced to seven years transportation, for stealing five cows, belonging to Mr. Roger Green, of Whalley Abbey. He underwent an examination before the Rev. R. Noble, the next day, by whom he was remanded for further examination, and he was conveyed to the House of Correction at Preston, at night. Phrenology.— Dr. Spurzheim says, that in estimating the powers of a man, regard is to be had to the quality as well as the quantity of his brain. But how, may it not he asked, is the quality to be ascertained ? So in physi- ognomy: There are people," says Lavater. whose foreheads are not well formed, and who never the less possess extraordinary powers: on the contrary, there are people with the finest foreheads who betray a great feebleness of mind."— These things greatly puzzle the unlearned. All Fools' Day."— This day, so celebrated in ancient and modern times, happens this year on this present Saturday, being ihe 1st of April. The Romans celebrated a festival in honour of Venus on that day. when they presented her baskets of flowers, interspersed with sprigs of myrtle. The Hindoos have a day of fooleries, attended with every species of silly witticism, similar to our own. Our vo- latile neighbours, the French, have their " April fools" also; the person on whom the joke is successfully played off is called un poison d' Aveil," 1 an April fish.— The practice also obtains in Scotland, where the unlucky wight, who happens to be the object of the practical joke, is called a gowk— that is, a cuckoo, the silliest of birds. There was a very large and luminous ap- pearance in the heavens, about half- past eight o'clock, on Wednesday evening last : — It ex- tended nearly 40 degrees from the horizon, iu the West, was not quite perpendicular, bending a little towards the Smith ; the upper part, which was widest and the least luminous, covered Orion.— There was a faint appearance, like ( he Aurora Borealis, in the East, about the same time. It was a fine. cold, star- light night. We hope some of our astronomical correspondents will favour us with their ob- servations. The extraordinary vicissitudes of our cli- mate have been strikingly exhibited during the past month, which began with a premature sum- mer, and closed with a severe return of winter. LANCASTER ASSIZES. Before the Hon. Mr. Justice BAyLEy. CROWN C O U R T. HENRY THOMPSON, aged 35, pleaded not guilty to an indictment, charging him with having killed Adam Cliffe, at the township of Lea Ashton In- goll and Cottam. Mr. Brandt, for the prosecution, called John Walmsley, who stated, that he was em- ployed, with the prisoner and the deceased Adam Cliffe, in discharging a vessel, on the 28th August last. It was usual to exchange, after hoisting 100 sacks each ; Cliffe should have taken my place and I his: but he refused, and took the truck which prisoner should have had, who went and dis- charged the grain out of the sacks on the floor of the warehouse. It is not so hard work as hoisting, but harder work than wheeling. A dispute arose, and Cliffe attempted to fight with the prisoner se- veral times, and I interfered. Prisoner was obliged to stand up for himself, or submit to be struck ; and he shoved the deceased somewhere about the right arm, which caused him to stagger and fall on his hands. He got up, and advanced towards the prisoner, who struck him with his right hand under the left ear- it knocked him down. I went and look him up, nnd thought he WaS dead ; called for some water, and said, * Oh dear! I fear you have killed poor Cliffe.' Prisoner seemed greatly distressed, and said, ' Send for a doctor.' He threw a little water in his face. The deceased gave a sob, and then expired. Cross- examined by Dr. Brown.— Prisoner not only did his own duly, but that of the deceased ; and begged and desired him to do his own share of duty; but instead of the deceased doing so, he kept quarrelling with prisoner, and made several attempts to provoke him to fight, while prisoner did all he could to keep him quiet. The conduct of the deceased was most irritating and provoking, and he made violently at the prisoner, as soon as he got up. I do not think the prisoner had any intention of striking him— no man could have done more than prisoner did lo maintain peace— nnd he manifested the greatest anxiety about his death. I have known prisoner twelve years, ns a quiet, good- tempered num. John Oram stated having known the prisoner six years, as a sober, quiet, good- tempered man. Robert Brown, surgeon, stated that he examined the body of the deceased on the twenty- ninth, the day after his death, and found two discolourations, one on the left arm, and one on the left ear— ex- travasation of blood was the cause of death. The discolouration was the effect of a blow, not a fall: the body was very diseased, and any ex- ternal violence would sooner have produced death than on a more healthy person. The Judge stated, that there was a technical nicely in this case, which he would rather reserve for the opinion of the Judges; and recommended the Jury to find the prisoner guilty; with an assurance, that it would not be prejudicial to him;— which they did ; and the prisoner was dis- charged, on his own recognizance in £ 40 to appear next Assizes, if called on. JAMES DICKINSON, aged 30, pleaded not guilty lo an indictment, charging him wilh having stolen, at Ulverston, nn anchor, the property of John Winram, George Shaw Petty, and William Postlethwaite, Mr. Clarke, for the prosecution, called William Dawes, who stated, that on the Sa- turday evening of the 21st of January Inst, about eight o'clock, he saw the prisoner and another man ( a stranger) with an anchor : they were en- deavouring to get it on their shoulders; and the prisoner said they had fetched it from the brig. I followed them to Wm. Rigg's smithy, when they laid it down. I told them they had stolen it. Prisoner said to the other man, ' You have led me innocently into an error.' The other man claimed it as his own. I went and informed Mr. Winram. By the Judge,— It was a quarter of a mile from the vessel to the smithy, and there are houses nearly all the way. The anchor was about a hundred weight— Did not know the other man :— he has absconded. James Cannon stated, that he is master of the brig Utility, the properly of the prosecutors; and that on the afternoon of Saturday, aboat four o'clock, he saw the anchor lying on the vessel's deck; did not give any person liberty to take it away. Saw it on the following Mondny morning, near William Rigg's smithy; and is quite certain it was the anchor belonging to the vessel. The prisoner in tiis defence stated, that he was merely assisting a man to carry it, and did not know it was slolen. William Dickinson, father of the prisoner, spoke as to his character; and stated, that the prosecutors had said they believed his son was innocent. James Cannon re- examined by the Judge.— It was his opinion, and also tbe proprietors of the vessel had said that they believed prisoner was innocent ; and that he was led away by the other man. The Judge.— That is my impression. The learned Judge briefly summed up to the jury, who returned a verdict of not guilty ; and the prisoner was ordered to be discharged im- mediately. LIVERPOOL ROPERS. Seventeen of the persons implicated in the riotous proceedings in Liverpool, in November last, were put upon their trials on Thursday the 16th ult. before Mr Justice Bayley, when thirteen of them were convicted ; of whom T. Ashton, sen. T. Boatherson. H. Barker, T. Chesnut, T. Faza- kerley, John Hill, T. Johnson, W. Kirby, and J. Worrall, were sentenced to four months' impri- sonment ; and T. Brown, J. Brearley, E. Croston, jun. and J. Shone, to six months' imprisonment. Lancaster Assizes.— KENNEDY V. WILSON. — This action, which was brought at the last Assizes to recover the balance of an account, alleged to be due from the defendant, for building some houses, and was agreed to he referred to Robert Brandt, Esq. barrister- at- law, has, we understand, been decided in favour of the defendant; the referee having given in his award, finding a balance due to the defendant, instead of to ( he plaintiff, who had overdrawn his account. In the recent case tried at our Assizes, re- lative to Exchequer Bills stolen from Mr. Capel Leigh, at the Tennis- court, London, the prosecutor of Lucas and Wynne applied to the Court for his expenses. Mr. Justice Bayley said, he could not think of saddling the county of Lancaster with large expenses, because a gentleman was so imprudent as to put £ 3000 into his pocket, and go to a place like the Tennis- court. Mr. Leigh ought to bear the whole expense. It would be a wholesome lesson for him. Mr. Justice Bayley.— It has been erroneously stated, in several newspapers, that Mr Justice Bayley, during the trial of Evans, at Lan- caster, on the 17th ult. declared that that would be the last time he should preside on the Northern Circuit. We apprehend the mistake must have arisen from an observation ill his charge to the jury, to the following effect:— This being the last act of my important duties in this county, I should wish to dis- charge it, and indeed all my duties, as a man who has but a few hours to live :"— evidently meaning nothing more than that the trial in which he was then engaged, closed his part of the business of the Assizes in this county: which, as our readers will remember, was the fact.— Manchester Mercury. The Welsh hills were covered with snow to a great depth on Friday morning, the 24th ult. which had fallen during the preceding night. In the North and in Yorkshire, there had also been a considerable fall the same night. EVANS'S DEFENCE, On HIS TRIAL FOR THE MURDER Of MR. PRICE. Lancaster, March 17, 1826, The following is the substance of Evans's written defence, as read by the officer of the Court. The prisoner commenced by calling in ques- tion the evidence of Mary Price, particularly in her statement, that the prisoner came half way down stairs to meet the person who called for an account; it was Mr. Price who came half way down stairs, and this he should be able to prove hy the evidence of that person. He then passed to the part of the evidence of Mary Price, which had stated, that upon going out. she heard some one ask " if it was one o'clock," and that the prisoner had answered " it was." This he said was true, for Mr. Price came to the landing- of the staircase, and asked the question of the prisoner. He then proceeded as follows, " taking her statement to be the foundation of this charge, it appears that Mr. Price must have come to his death, either while she went to Johnson's, of Miller's- lane, which occupied, according to her testimony, a quarter of an hour ( viz. from a quarter of eleven to the hour of eleven o'clock) or while she went, between twelve and one o'clock, with a velvet to the warehouse of Messrs. Heywood and Batman, in Milk street, which could only occupy the space of three or four minutes at most— or finally, after she left the warehouse, which was between three and four minutes past one o'clock, to go to dinner, and before I followed her to my dinner— which, by the way, must he taken to be the least of all the three intervals;— for I had thrown coals on the fire, changed my coat, and locked the rooms above, and the sale- room below! As these are the only intervals within which a murder could have been committed bv me, I shall endeavour to shew you the impossi- bility of its being effected within any of them, and, by such circumstances and testimony as the case admits of, to negative the charge." With regard to the first two intervals of time, the prisoner stated that he should call witnesses to prove, that Mr. Price had been seen after these periods, which would of course be con- clusive; and with respect to the, last supposition, that the murder was committed after Mary Price left the warehouse, the prisoner said, that as Mary Price had left it at two or three minutes past one, and he had been proved to be at his father's house at a quarter past one, a mile distant, and was besides seen at six minutes past one in York- street, it was manifestly im- possible that he should be the murderer. " Is it possible, gentlemen, that such a time would nave been sufficient to perpetrate so many and such deliberate acts of atrocity ? Yet you are called upon to say, " that I could in such « space have committed murder—- set the place on fire — unlocked the rooms below— put Mr. Price's hat in the counting- house— piled several pieces against the door, and others upon his body! Gentlemen, reflect on these points, and consider, whether any single individual could have done so many acts of desperatiou and of management within such an interval, and at such a place. The room above, and the bank below, full of people— would not a blow or a fall make, a noise ? Would not the groans and convulsive actions of the body create an alarm ?" The prisoner then went on to speak of the spots upon his coat, which he said were occasioned by a marking liquor, red raddle and oil. He then forcibly contended that he had no interest to murder Mr. Price; that he lost, in place of gained, by his death, and that in place of being behind in his accounts, Mr. Price was indebted to him ,£ 30. The prisoner next argued,— that the firemen of all the different insurance offices ought to have been examined,— none but those of the Royal Exchange had been called,—- it had been given in evidence, however, that the wound on Mr. Price's head corresponded exactly with a fireman's axe, and that compared with those used by tbe Norwich firemen, it fitted exactly. He the prisoner should prove that the Norwich firemen arrived first, and that one of them said, he could do nothing without his axe,— with respect to the door being fastened, the prisoner stated, " that as there was but a small avenue between the goods, which were about four feet high, it may be that Mr. Price lost his way, and thereby ran against one of the piles, which, if the pieces fell, would of course stop the passage. This ( said he) is at least a rational way of accounting for the door being fastened." The prisoner then proceeded to argue for the probability of the wound hav- ing been inadvertently given by one of the firemen; this he said was likely from the posture in which the body was found, and from the situation of the wound, also from their being little or no blood upon Mr. Price's clothes,— it was possible also, that the door being open, Mr. Price had been murdered for the sake of plunder, by some one who was not aware, as the prisoner was, of the poverty of the place. The prisoner concluded his defence as follows:— " Gentlemen; my life is in your hands; I rely confidently upon your justice. All I ask is, that you will divest yourselves of all the pre- judices which have been most industriously circulated, and impressed on the public mind. But, gentlemen, never forget that the charge preferred against me is not more awful in its consequences than novel in its nature ; for in its substance it is neither more nor less than that I murdered my master and my friend, in cold blood, without any assignable motive. Such a charge is not only improbable, but out of the course of human actions. Gentlemen; in this matter you have the benefit, and 1 the consola tion, of the valuable aid and talents of an en- lightened Judge. Under these impressions and knowing my innocence, I look forward with confidence to the result;— in any event shall meet my fate with patience and resignation. YORK ASSIZES. Before the Hon Mr Justice BAyLEy. Monday, March 20. NORTH V WilsoN. This was an action to recover the rent of a field, which the defendant occupied of the plaintiff. It had originally been apropriated to the support of a girls' school, founded by the Rev. Mr. Wilson, Vicar or TUnStal, and patronized by Rd Toulmin North, Esq. of Thurland Castle Mr. North had also subscribed to several other charities, through Mr. Wilson, but in 1823, he paid the balance due to the latter on this account, and requested that he would not pay any thing more on his account. Mr. Wilson, however, not understanding that this applied to the field in question, which he un- derstood was given to the charily, continued to apply the rents to its support till 1825, when he gave the field up. The action was brought to re- cover the rent for the two years from 1823 till 1825.— Verdict for the plaintiff— Damages £ 20. Highway Robbery.— On Friday night the 24th ult. as Mr. Sudlow. of the firm of Ains- worth, Crossley, and Sudlow, solicitors, of Manchester, was returning home, on the Cheetliam Hill road. he was passed by a man, who turned round and seized him. Mr. Slidlow called for assistance, when another fellow came up, and presenting a pistol, asked him to deliver his money. Mr. Sudlow made considerable resistance, and struck the men several times. A third man then came up; he also presented a pistol at Mr. Sudlow, who. then finding resistance of no avail, desired them to use no violence. They then robbed him of his watch, chain, and seals, and 7s. In silver, with which they got clear off. On the following day, a man offered to pledge a chain and seals with Mr. Goodier. a pawnbroker, but Mr. G. having had previous information of Mr. Slidlow's robbery, examined them mi- nutely, and found, that they were part of the property stolen. He then caused the man to be taken lo the police office, where he was ex- amined, but nothing tending further to iden- tify him wilh the robbery was found on him. On looking under the seat which he had occupied in the police office, however, a pistol was found, which corresponded with the de- scription of these used by the robbers. The man. whose name is Daniel Gaynor, was brought up at the New Bailey on Monday, and these facts being proved against him, he was committed to Lancaster Castle, to take his trial at the ensuing Assizes. Committed to the. Castle, since our last.— Richard Sharrock, charged with having com- mitted a rape, on Ann Edleston, at Livesey;— and James Ashton and James Winterbottom, charged with breaking the dwelling- house of Henry Sewell, at Ashton under- Lyne, and stealing therein a quantity of wearing apparel. A reprieve has been received for the three men. Simpson, Martin, and Smith, who were left for execution, at our late Assizes, for ut- tering forged Bank of England notes. From the Manchester Mercury. THE LATE MURDER IN MARSDEN SQUARE. To the Editor of the Manchester Mercnry. Sir; — In perusing tbe evidence brought for ward on the late trial of James Evans, for the murder of Mr. Thomas Price, I was astonished to find, that one of the witnesses called on his behalf ( Mary Nelson) stated, that she addressed herself to me, at the door leading to my office, on tbe day the murder was committed, at a quarter or ten minutes before one o'elock, and that Mr. Price was in the lobby at the time.— I most unequivocally declare, nnd am ready to make oath, thai I did not see Mary Nelson at any time during that day ; and at the time she says she addressed me, I was engaged with the committee of the Savings' Bank. I was in the office with them from half past twelve o'clock till n quarter past one, and was never out of it ; and I did not see Mr. Price at all on that day, till his dead body was brought into the Savings' Bank, after it had been found in the top room of his warehouse. I was on very friendly terms with Mr. Price, and we never saw each other without speaking. I think it due to the public to make this solemn declaration ; and if I had been at Lancaster, 1 should have sworn to the statement I now make.— I am, Sir, your obedient servant, WILLIAM GIBSON. Marsden Square, March 23. ' duty. SHIP NEWS. LANCASTER, APRIL 1. ENTERed. MARCH 27.— The John o'Gaunt ( steamer) s.. f. Vennall, from Liverpool.— The Fame, Pearson ; Ant, Tyson ; and Importer, Storey ; from Ulverston. MARCH 28.— The Ann, Garrett, from Kirkcudbright, with 300 loads potatoes for William Row.— The Fame, Wallace, from Stranraer, with 55 bushels wheat 40 do beans 3;", 0 do big 800 do oats 2501oads potatoes for John Whiteside, and sundries.— The Backbarrow, Holmes, from Ulverston. MARCH 30.— The Thistle, Broadfoot, from Port William, with 1585 bushels oats for Jeremiah Walmsley, and 30 live sheep and 187 qrs, oats.— The Margaret, Rigby, from Chester. CLEARED. MARCH 2r » .—- The Kent, Rigby. for Liverpool. — 28.— The John o'Gaunt ( steamer) 8 F Vennall, for Liverpool, MARCH 29.— The Dee, Wright, for Liverpool — The Fame, Pearson, Ant, Tyson ; Importer, Storey ; and Backharrow, Holmes, for Ulverston.— The Ann, Garret, for Workington. — The Mary, Mattix, for Barrow.— The Elizabeth. Stewart, for the Isle of Whithorn.— The John, Norman, for Duddon. — The Thistle, Braidfoot, for Wigtown. LIVERPOOL, MARCH 80. The Westbury, Oliver, hence at Sierra Leone. The Barton, Wilding, hence at Barbadoes. The Janet, M'Alister, hence at Hayti. ArrIvED. One from Demerara; 1 from Teneriffe; 4 from America ; 2 from South America ; 2 from the Mediterranean ; 1 from Prussia ; 1 from Russia; 1 from Denmark ; I from Holland ; and 39 Coastwavs ; with sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, wine, bark, tar, madder, timber, oats, & c. & e. THE LANCASTER GAZETTE. POETRY. THE DEAD TRUMPETER. WAKE, soldier!— wake!— thy war- horse waits, To bear thee o the battle back ; Thou sluraberest at a foeman's gates ; Thy dog would break thy bivouac; Thy plume is trailing in the dust. And thy red falchion gathering rust. Sleep, soldier!— sleep !— thy warfare o'er, Not thine own bugle's loudest strain Shall ever break thy slumbers more, With summons to the battle plain ; A trumpet not more loud and deep. Must rouse thee from thy leaden sleep Thou needst no helm nor cuirass now, Beyond the Grecian hero's boast. Thou wilt not quail thy naked brow, Nor shrink before a myriad host, For head and heel alike are sound, A thousand arrows cannot wound ! Thv mother is not in thy dreams, With that wild, widowed look she wore The day— how long to her it seems ! She kissed thee at the cottage door. And sickened at the sound of joy That bore away her only boy ! Sleep, soldier !— let thy mother wait. To hear thy bugle on the blast ; Thy dog, perhaps, may find the gate, And bid her home to thee at last ; He caunot tell a sadder tale Than did thy clarion on the gale. When last— and far away— she heard its lingering echoes fail ! LINES TO A SNOW- DROP. THOU little drooping snow- white flower, Thou'rt rear'd without a genial shower, Yea, stormy blasts like to devour Thy tender form, Y et thou hast still retain'd thy power Against the storm. When East and cold North winds did blow, When frost debarr'd the spade and plough, When ground was cover'd with the snow, You still were here ; And when meridian sun did glow, Did fresh appear. When all the deciduous trees are bare— When Nature seems devoid of care. Your little flower looks then so rare, And is so neat— It is like beauty in despair Thrown at our feet. The wintry sun thy root did germ, Hath brought thee forth amid the storm- Hath rais'd thy weak fair fragile form Out from the soil; And now thou hast brought forth thy sperm Through all that toil. Sometimes this fate to man is given. With toils and troubles long has striven, When hopes revive, he's call'd by heaven Into the grave, And in an instant he is driven— None can hint save. But when full Summer pours his ray, And Nature's richest stores display, Then many u flower will hail the day When death's the doom ; But I'll aye mind the wintry day You were in bloom. FLORILEGUS. LANCASTER ASSIZES. Before the Hon. Mr. Baron HULLOCK. NISI PRIUS. Wednesday, March 15. INDICTMENT AGAINST THE COMMON COUNCIL OF LIVERPOOL. This was an indictment against the Common Council of Liverpool, for neglecting to repair certain sewern, which they have repaired since the sewers were originally formed. This indict- ment was preferred in consequence of the opinion of Mr. Nolan, which was some time since taken by the Surveyors of Highways, stating that in his view the Common Council were liable under the Improvement Act to perform certain repairs. The case was opened by Mr. Crompton, and Mr. Scar- lett said, that this was an indictment, amongst others against his Learned Friend, Mr. Clarke, the Recorder, who was ashamed to appear in person, but who had deputed the Learned Serjeant to ap- pear for him. Mr. S. then explained the grounds of the indictment, and read an extract from the Act of 1780, and said that the Corporation had from time immemorial been accustomed to repair, and that he should be sorry if his Lordship's opinion should be against the construction of the Act which he wished to establish. After some fur- ther, though unimportant statements, the Learned Judge said that the Act only gave the Common Council discretionary powers, but did not make them compelllable to any of the objects sought for by this proceeding; he also said that if the indict- ment had been against the Corporatiou, the merits of the question would have been left to a jury; in the present state of the proceedings he did not think the indictment could be sustained. Mr. Scarlett said, that as he was of the same opinion, it did not become him to press the matter, but he hoped the Corporation would take the matter into consideration. Serjeant Cross said, that the Cor- poration had always been ready, and were so still, to apply their great revenue to the improvement of the town. A verdict of" Not Guilty" was then given. ACTION TO RECOVER MONEY OVERPAID. SMITH AND OTHERS, V. GIBBONS ANd OTHERS Mr. Scarlett ( with whom was Mr. Hall) stated that this was an action brought by - the plaintiffs, Elizabeth Smith, John Cooke., and John Norris, who are coopers in an extensive way of business, at Liverpool, against the defendants, Timothy and Benjamin Gibbons, and William Jevons, who are nail- makers, in the same town. From the nature of their respective trades, a connexion had suh- sisted between the parties for many years, and the greatest confidence was mutually acted upon The plaintiffs were in the habit of taking their supplies of nails, & c. generally in small quan tities, from tbe defendant;-', and settling for them, on an account kept by the defendants themselves, half yearly. When any large supplies were wanted, they were generally paid for at the time In the course of last- year an account was sent in, for hall a year, amounting to £ 163, when it oc- curred to Mr. Norris that there must be some mistake in it. Mr T. Gibbons, one of the de- fendants, who brought the account, said it might be so, but as he said he wanted money, Mr. Norris lent him £ 100, and the account was left. On Mr. Gibbons calling again in a few days for the ba lance, Mr. Norris said he felt convinced that there must be some error in the account, and Mr. Gib bons admitted that there might, and it should be rectified. This excited some suspicion on Mr. Norris's mind ; he began to think the matter might lie deeper, and he thought it would be well to examine into it. Some of the parties were in the habit of meeting together at a public- house, to regale themselves after the fatigues of the day; and upon one occasion Mr. Gibbons proposed that Mr. Norris should accept of £. 5, and let the £ 100 remain as it was, and he should have a receipt for the half year's account. This, Mr. Norris de- clined,, and said, that as he kept no books, the defendants must expose theirs. The books were examined, and it was found that the actual sup- ply of articles for the half year amounted only lo about £ 25. Then Mr. Norris proposed going further back into the accounts ; a meeting of the parlies took place, and in justice to the defendants it must be admitted that they shewed no unwil- lingness whatever relative to the investigation; on the contrary, they stated, that whatever mis- takes had occurred, the amount of them should be immediately repaid with interest. The inves- tigation took place, and it was found that in the period when there were two partners in the de- fendants' concern, there were overcharges, in accounts, which the plaintiffs had paid, to the amount of about £ 380; and in a latter period, when there were three partners, there had been overcharges to the amount of about £ 780, which, including interest, formed a total of eleven or twelve hundred pounds. The amount in the latter period was the subject of the present ac- tion ; the other amount was the subject of a separate action. It was true that the defendants had offered to pay the whole amount claimed, but they had annexed to the offer a condition that the plaintiff's should sign a letter, throwing all the blame of the matters which had been discovered, upon Benjamin Gibbons, and exonerating Mr. T. Gibbons and Mr. W. Jevons. This the plaintiffs refused to do.' They did not wish to fix the blame upon any one. They would neither affirm nor deny any implications of the other partners. They were willing to take the money, and were not desirous at all of the business being made the subject of a discussion in a court of justice. They knew not where or how the mistakes ori- ginated ; those mistakes were discovered in the defendants' books, and it was for the partners themselves to settle where the blame should fall. The defendants had thought proper, however, to let the case come here, and the account of the amount claimed would be produced. It was but right to add that Messrs. T. Gibbons and Jevons had dissolved partnership with Mr. B. Gibbons since the discoveries which had been made The following witnesses was then called William Candland. — l am book- keeper to the plaintiffs, who are coopers Their names are Eli- zabeth Smith, John Cooke, and John Norris. I know the defendants, Timothy Gibbons, Benjamin Gibbons, and William Jevons: they carry on the nail business. I have been clerk to plaintiffs seven or eight years. The firm of defendants when I first went to the plaintiffs, was Timothy Gibbons and William Jevons. In January, 1823, Benjamin Gibbons became a partner. The defendants sup- plied plaintiffs with nails and hoops. When in large quantities they were sometimes paid for on delivery, at other times half yearly. The plain- tiffs carry on business on a large scale, and have a number of workmen employed. I remember the last account for half a year, amounting to £ 163 14s. being brought in by Mr. T. Gibbons. He saw Mr. Norris, and said they were rather pushed by the bank, and would be glad if Mr Norris would let him have the money. Mr. Cooke looked at the bill, said it was not right, and that Mr. Norris must not pay it. [ The bill was here produced.] Mr. Norris told Mr. Gibbons that he wanted money, he, Mr. N. would lend him £ 100, which he did in his own name. Mr. Gib- bons came again next day, and Mr. Cooke told him the bill must be very much wrong, it could not be above £ 30 or £ 40. Mr. Cooke desired him to go back and look at the books. Mr. G. did so, and on returning said he had found four particular errors, amounting to upwards of four tons of hoops. Mr. Norris said the books must be looked into, and the other former accounts examined Mr. G. said they should be looked through at any time. No time was then appointed, but five or six days afterwards I took one of the accounts, and went to look into the books, with Benjamin Gibbons. We fouud some errors. In about week afterwards I began to go over the book1 Benjamin Gibbons was generally there; and sometimes Mr. T. Gibbons and Mr. W. Jevons, Every day I took an account of the errors. This is the paper on which I extracted them. Mr, Timothy Gibbons and Mr. W. Jevons, I believe saw it, for they were in the office when I left it I gave it to Mr. Timothy Jevons, a younger son of Mr. Jevons, at their office. Mr. Thomas Jevons, who assists the defendants in their bu siness, came to our counting- honse with an ac- count of the errors. [ Papers put in.] These are errors in their books assented to by Benjamin Gib- bons. Mr. Thomas Jevons assisted me in going through the books by his father's appointment after Benjamin Gibbons went away. This paper contains the whole of the errors, as brought by Mr. Thomas Jevons, and also those errors which I and Mr. B. Gibbons had agreed upon. When we were taking out the errors, Mr. W. Jevons told me to be quite satisfied about them, and to get them made up as soon as possible, and he would pay the whole with the interest. The Judge. " I cannot find out what is the dispute in this case. Mr. Scarlett. " The dispute is, that we would not sign a paper such as I have described. The Judge. " You might, perhaps, have signed a libel, and had an action at the next assizes. Witness resumed. This paper is my writing, and Mr. Thomas Jevons's pencil- mark upon it left it at Messrs. Gibbons and Co.' s office; he re- turned it, and had a copy; but there was difference of three or four pounds in the interest I have calculated the odd days, and he having only calculated the months. In my paper the amount of principal and interest £ 1169 6s. 2d of which £ 881 14s. 9d, belongs lo the concern o the three partners, T. and B. Gibbons and W Jevons. Mr. Brougham objected that Mr. Thos Jevons's admission should be binding upon Messrs. T Gibbons and W. Jevons; and he was not counsel for B. Gibbons The Judge. " They are certainly binding upon the parties, Mr. Thomas Jevons having been ap pointed by Mr. W. Jevons. Bat you say you are not counsel for B. Gibbons. He has let judgment go by default, has he not?" Mr. Brougham. il He has, my Lord." Witness cross- examined by Mr. Brougham knew that Mr. Jevons was a partner with Mr Gibbons, having been told so, long ago, by Mr. G I have not often seen Mr. Jevons at their nail ma nufactory, but may Have seen him there three times during the eight years that I have been clerk to the plaintiff. Mr. Jevons has another business iu Liverpool, totally distinct from that of the nail manufactory. He never came to our house upon any business connected with it until this affair, Before Benjamin Gibbons was taken into partner- ship, he was book keeper to the firm of Gibbons and Co. and after that he appears to have stil kept the books. None of the partners made the least difficulty to our seeing the books. I went over the greater part of them with B. Gibbons and afterwards with Mr. Thomas Jevons; I don't know whether the former had informed the latter as to which were errors. We found entries made where there was scarcely any room, interim and crowded. The bills we had received, and the books, agreed ; but there were goods charged which we could not have used. The errors we found were admitted to be errors by B. Gibbons and Mr. Thomas Jevons. In the last account there were four tons of hoops charged which had never had. Mr. Timothy Gibbons said knew nothing of the books. In our own the money paid was entered, but not the book1 goods Re examined by Mr. Scarlett.— The two amounts | of errors were brought together in this paper, of ' which Mr. Thos. Jevons had a copy. [ Here a letter was pnt in.] I don't know the writing, but either Mr. Jevons or Mr Thos. Jevons brought it to our office, and wanted it signed by the plain- tiffs, who were not in, but he left it. The last item in the account is the £ 100 lent by Mr. Norris to Mr. Timothy Gibbons ; the latter had informed us that he had placed it to the credit of the gene- ral account. It is now, therefore, included in the £ 881 14s. 9d. Mr. Scarlett.— " That is my case." Mr. Brougham.—" Gentlemen of the Jury.— Undoubtedly the admissions made by my Learned Friend, the Attorney- General, relieve me from he necessity of saying more than a few words on one part of the case; and that the most material and important to two of these defendant, Mr. Jevons and Mr. Timothy Gibbons, whom alone I represent on this occasion. It is now frankly admitted by my Learned Friend, that the whole of the frauds practised on the defendants had no participation to them whatever. As to Mr. Jevons; he was merely a sleeping partner in the concern, carrying on another business in a different part of he town ; and, during six or seven years past it did not appear that he had been more than three or four times on the premises: and I will venture o say, in tbe face of this county, and in the pre sence of numbers of respectable persons who know him, that he is a gentleman of ihe strictest honour aud the most unimpeachable integrity. It was the misfortune of Mr. Jevons to have, a* a servant in tbe concern, and afterwards as active partner in it, the defendant, Benjamin Gibbons; and it was the greater misfortune of the other respectable gentleman, Timothy Gibbons, to have, not only as a partner, but a near relation, the person by whom these frauds have been committed. by whom that money has beeu appropriated which the plaintiffs now seek, by Ihe Strict letter of the law, to recover from my clients. For there is not the slightest tittle of evidence,— there is no-' reason whatever to suppose, that one farthing has ever found its way into their pockets. Yet th plaintiffs have sought to recover from them,, by tHis action, nearly one half of the whole amount paid by them to the defendants. Though their books had been regularly balanced every half year though the accounts between the parties- had been, examined and regularly settled for seven years.— yet, at ihe end of this period, the plaintiffs claim for errors amounting to above £ 1000, out of pay ments amounting to between £ 2000 and £ 3000. That this sum was actually overpaid by the plaintiffs, who have admitted the accounts pro- duced ou the other side, it would be in vain for me to deny; but I pray of yon, Gentlemen, lo observe, under what circumstances the discovery of that fact is made. When an account was sent in to the plaintiffs, one of them stated to Mr. Timothy Gibbous that there WaS a charge for four tons of hoop iron, which, he believed, had never been received. What was the conduct of Mr. Gibbons? On investigation of the account, he not only finds that the four tons charged had never been delivered, but that, out of ru account of £ 165, something less than £ 65 was the sum actually due; which fact be immediately communicated to the plaintiff-; and when they thought that some further investigation was desirable, Mr. Jevons at once threw open the books of Ihe concern for their inspection; he desired bis son to assist in the examination, and stated, that whatever he might find to be over- charged to the plaintiffs, though the money had never been carried to the credit of the concern, though il had been applied to the individual benefit of Benjamin Gibbous, yet every farthing of that money, with interest, he would pay, though he did nol consider himself legally bound to do so. The only condition he enjoined was one which any of you gentlemen would have insisted upon; he required that the plaintiffs should sign a state ment, exonerating himself and Mr. Timolby Gibbons from blame iu this transaction. Why the plaintiffs refused to sign this statement I am at a loss to conceive; but they did refuse it; and the defendant themselves then declared that the matter should not be settled in a corner : they resolved to go to trial, and leave the plaintiffs to prove what they could against tbem. The evidence which has been adduced shows how anxious Mr. Jevons and Mr. Timothy Gibbons are to do justice lo the plaintiffs. Had it not been for themselves, in offering their books to the inspection of the plain tiffs, and calling upon Benjamin Gibbons to point out the overcharges, they could not have made oul any case against the defendant. It now remains for me to take his Lordship's opinion whether,, ou the evidence which has been given the defendauts are liable, in this form of action for money had and received by Benjamin Gibbons. not for the concern, but for his owu use and benefif." The Judge, " As there was a partnership between them, and the goods were charged in the partnership books, I am afraid that they are liable for the amount of the overcharges; but I doubt whether they are liable for the £ 100 advanced by Timothy Gibbons. I have also great doubts about the interest."—[ Here a conversation respecting the interest arose, between the Judge and Mr. Scarlett, which ended in the withdrawal of the claim for interest ( about £ 100) and also the withdrawal, from this action, of the £ 100 lent to Mr. Gibbons individually, by Mr. Norris.]— His Lordship observed, that, although the interest might, perhaps, be legally claimed, it ought not to be pressed for. He thought it had been sufflci ently shown, that there had been great carelessness on the part of the plaintiffs in overpaying so much money for years together. It was a curious mode of conducting business. Afler some discussion on ( he precise amount lo be named in His verdict, His Lordship addressed the Jury: " Gentlemen, I am of opinion thay the defend ants are liable, in point of law, for the amount of the overcharges, although one of the partners alone appears to have availed himself of them but there is no imputation whatever upon the characters of the others." Verdict for the plaintiffs— Damages £ 881. On the second action it was proposed ( o take verdict for £ 372. Mr. Brougham, however thought there WaS a difference in this case, for Gibbons was not a partner, and therefore his admission would not bind the defendant. — Mr Scarlett said he should open his case very diffe rently, for he would prove that every farthing had been received by Mr. Timothy Gibbons,— Mr, Brougham complained that his clients were to suffer the great hardships of being answerable for defaults arising oul of the negligence of the plain tiffs. Common attention ou their part would have saved Mr. Jevons from coming here to make up these defaults. Mr. Scarlett— Mr. Jevons has gained money by coming to tbe Assizes." The Judge. '' I am very glad to hear it; for am afraid there are a great many persons who come to the Assizes, and lose money." ( A laugh. Verdict for the plaintiff £ 372. Mr. Brougham. " Why, my Lord, the joint amount of the two verdicts is what we offered to pay at first." The Judge. " Well, you now have it to pay, and you had the pleasure of these proceedings. Why did nOt you pay it at first ?" received ;, we hud such confidence in the defen dants. The Judge " Cannot this be referred to some body to look into the accounts?" Mr. Scarlett. " There is no dispute, my Lord about them. But I had better put in the letter they wanted us to sign." Witness resumed — I do not know what was the total amount of payments in which Ihe £ 1,100 was over paid. It was more than £ 2,000, but not £ 10,000. We knew the errors, by Mr. B. Gibbons admitting them as soon as he turned over the leaves of the books, without my asking any questions. The errors made out by him and me amounted lo £ 1,017 as. dJ. and by Mr. Thos. Jevons and me £ 39 os. 8d. pressed his opinion that there were two counts in the declaration which could he sustained; anil he gave the plaintiff's Counsel leave to move for the setting aside of the nonsuit. Thursday, March 1G. FRAUDS UPON THE LIVERPOOL DOCK OFFICE. JOHN TARbOCK, aged 25, and JAMES CArrING- toN, 23; the former a custom- house broker, and he latter a cuslom- house clerk, were indicted at the Liverpool Borough Sessions, in October last, for a'conspiracy lo defraud tbe Trustees of the Liverpool Docks, and were detained in custody at the Kirkdale House of Correction until December, when they were removed by a writ of habeas corpus to Lancaster. This morning they were put pon their trial before Mr. Baron Hullock. Mr. Hall having described the charge against the pri- soners, Mr. Scarlett ( with whom also were Mr. Clarke and Mr. Hollinshead) stated the facts of the case, from which it appeared that considerable frauds had been practised by the prisoners in evading the payment of dock dues, and yet art- fully obtaining from the clerks in the dock- office such apparent acknowledgments of payment being mode, as enabled the prisoners to, pass through the routine of entries in the Custom house for the import or export of the goods named therein. In paying dock dues, the person paying them pro- duces two documents, one called an entry ( or bill of view, if the quantity of goods cannot be ascer- tained till examined) describing the goods upon which the dues are to he paid ; the other is called a dock bill, and is a brief note of the original. These are handed to one clerk, who compares the two, calculates the amount to be paid, marks tbe amount upon the dock bill, and upon the original entry writes ( ready for a further stage of the pro- cess.) the words " dock dues paid." They are then presented to a receiving clerk, who, on receiving he money, marks a number, and ticks off the amount named in the dock bill. They are then presented to a third clerk, who, seeing the tick and number on the dock bill, keeps that document as a check upon tbe receiving clerk, and signs the words 11 dock dues paid," on the original, with which the person can then proceed to the Custom- house and complete his entries. The pri- soners appeared 10 have discovered a mode of passing considerable entries, by making very trivial payments, and this seemed to be their plan. They wrote out a number of real, and a number of fictitious entries and dock bills, keeping them in corresponding duplication until after compared by the first clerk. They then paid to the receiving clerk tbe dues, perhaps only a few pence, upon the fictitious dock bills only, and then, on pre- senting them to the check clerk, they witheld the fictitious and trivial entries, which should ac- company them, but coupled them with the real and important entries. The check clerk finding the tick and number on the one, aud the words dock dues paid" written by the first clerk on tbe other, and knowing that the first clerk always compared them, had no hesitation in signing the real entries, which, in the hurry of business, he might not perceive different from the dock bills which he retained. Indeed, if he had compared them, the person had, of course, all the dupli- cates in his possession, and could plead mistake. Of course, from this practice, the enyries passed at the Custom house, although properly signed, would not correspond with tbe deposited dock bills at tbe dock office. Tbe prisoners had per- suaded a young man, a clerk in a respectable broker's office in Liverpool, to permit them to pass his dock entries, which, afler swearing him by what they called the " Welsh oath," ( kissing his hat!) they told him they would do without paying the money, or, at least, only a trifle. The young man was not informed how the bu- siness was done; but in their first essay of their acting for him, they passed an entry, upon which he had eighteen pounds ready to pay in behalf of his employers, but which they passed for about as many pence, and they divided the money amongst themselves, namely, £ 6 each. At length the system was discovered, the prisoners were apprehended, aud, on examination, it was found that the real entries had been passed, on which large duties ought to have been paid, but which had been ac- companied in their process by dock bills of the most trivial description. On the trial to- day three cases were proved to have occured, in one of which an entry of thirty tons of Nicaragua wood, dues £ 5, was represented by a dock bill for a box of raisins, due 1d.— In another a large entry of sugar, dues £ 18, was re- presented by 3 trifling dock hills ( multiplied for the sake of confusion) amounting to Is.; aud in the third an entry of wool, dues £ 5, was repre- sented by a trifling dock bill of 2d. on a box of leather. Such practices are now completely pre- vented. Mr. Brougham, for the prisoners, t00k several ingenious objections to the counts of the indict- ment, but his Lordship overruled them; and the Learned Gentleman then addressed the Jury, at great length and with great ability, on behalf of the prisoners, endeavouring to throw discredit on some parts of the evidence, and to resist the weight of that which appeared to affect his clients. Mr. Baron Hullock having summed up, the Jury retired, and in about an hour returned with a verdict of Guilty. The prisoners will receive judgment in the Court of King's Bench. John Henry Pooley, B. A. were elected Foun- dation Fellows of St. John's College; anil Mr. Richard Wilson, B. A. was elected a Piatt Fellow of the same Society. At a congregation on Tuesday last, the Rev. John Charlesworth, of Queen's College, was admitted Bachelor in Divinity ( Compounder.) The Rev. John Bassett Campbell, M. A. Fellow of Trinity College, was last week elected a Senior of that Society, in the room of the late Rev. R. Hole. The following summary of the Members of this University is extracted from the " Cam- bridge Calendar" lor the present year:— Members Members of the Senate, on the Boards Trinity College .597 ... .. 1375 St. John's College . 444 ... .. 1882 Queen's College . 61 ... .. 290 Caius College . 78 ... .. 228 Christ College . 59 ... .. 224 Emmanuel College... . 99 ... .. 215 St. Peter's College... . 59 ... .. 192 Jesus College . 74 ... .. 191 Clare Hall . 62 ... .. 156 Corpus Christi College . 37 ... .. 153 Trinity Hall . 27 ... .. I3 » Catharine Hall . 30 . . 132 , 111 King's College . S5 ... .. 109 Magdalene College... . 37 ... .. 93 Sidney College . 36 ... .. 94 Downing College .... . 14 ... .. 65 Commorantes in Villa . 12 ... .. 12 1851 4866 It appears by the " Oxford Calendar" that the total number in that ' University is 4792, consequently Cambridge has a majority of 74 Members. The increase since last year is 166. Oxford, March 22. On Saturday the 18th inst. the following degrees were conferred:— Bachelor in Civil Law.— The Rev. Richard Co- nington. M. A. of Lincoln, Grand Compounder. Masters of Arts.— Rev. Edwin Bosanquet, Corpus, Grand Compounder; William Windsor Berry, Exeter; Henry Rookin, Taberdar of Queen's ; Arthur Drummond, Balliol. Bachelors of Arts.— Geo. Wylie, and Septimus Bellas, Taberdars of Queen's ; Augustus Stowey, Christ Church; Edward Lutwyche Davies, Jesus; Charles Hope Maclean, Balliol. RETURNED BILL. WAGSTAFF D. BOARdMAN. This was an action brought by Mr. Wagstaff, of Warrington, against Mr. Ralph Boardman, of Bolton, on a bill of exchange, and on Tuesday the plaintiff was nonsuited, owing loan error in the selling forth of the bill in the declaration, aud the Judge being of opinion that the money counts could not be sustained, on account of their being on the bill of exchange all intermediate endorser between the plaintiff and defendant, and, therefore, no apparent privily of contract between the parties. On Wednesday morning, however, his Lordship said he believed he had decided wrongly ; he referred to some cases in point; ex- UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE. Cambridge, March 17. The following is a List of Inceptors to the degree of Master of Arts, on Friday last:— Frederick Field, Fellow of Trinity College; George Biddell Airy, Fellow of Trinity Col- lege ^ Charles John Myers, Fellow of Trinity College; Rev. Evan Nepean, Trinity College ; Rev. Thomas Crick, Fellow of St. John's Col- lege ; Rev. William Hodgson, Fellow of St. Peter's College; Rev. Edmund Fisher, Fellow of St. Peter's College; John Penrice, St. Peter's College ; Rev. Robert Conyngham, St. Peter's College; Rev. Charles Currie, Fellow of Pembroke Hall ; George Leapingwell, Corpus Christi College; Rev. William Marshall, Queen's College; Robert Charles Hildyard, Fellow of Catharine Hall; Samuel Stones Rusby, Fellow of Catharine Hall ; Richard Edward Kerrick, Christ College; Rev. Robert Cory, Fellow of Emmanuel College ; Richard Foley, Fellow of Emmanuel College. On the same day the following Gentlemen were admitted to Degrees:— Masters of Arts. — James Bainbridge, St. John's College ( Compounder) William Adding- ton Norton, Christ College ( Compound.) Bachelor in Physic.— George Burrows Caius College. Bachelors of Arts.— Charles William Chalklen, Trinity College; Edmund Haswell, St. John's College: Cecil James Green, Pembroke Hall; James Robinson, Queen's College; William Raymond, Catharine Hall. On the same day Mr. Horatio Samuel Hild- yard, of St. Peter's College, and Mr. Thomas Scott, of Queen's College, were elected Uni- versity Scholars on Dr. Bell's foundation.—• In consequence of the unanimous opinion of the electors that the literary merits of Butler, of St. John's; Chatfield, of Trinity; and Scott, of Queen's, are nearly equal, it was thought right to refer to that part of the Foundation Deed which directs to whom the preference shall in such cases be given. On Friday last Edward Bowyer Sparke, Esq. B. A. was admitted Fellow of St. John's College, on the nomination of the Lord Bishop of Ely, and in the place of Charles Jenyns, Esq. M. A. resigned. On Monday last Messrs. Laurence Stephen- son, B. A. the Rev. H. Jackson, B. A. Thomas Newton, B. A. Edward Wilson, B. A. and MISCELLANEOUS. Government having been applied to to state whether assistance would be given to Highlan- ders going to settle in Canada, Mr. W. Horton. Under Secretary at Hie Colonial Office, has replied that Lord Bathurst has no funds at present in his hands applicable to this purpose; that a Committee of the House of Commons will be appointed to consider the subject, to whom the petitions of persons seeking aid will be submitted ; but that it is very doubt- ful whether any encouragement wiil be given this year." An idle report has been circulated all over the country, that Hie Duke of Buccleugh had come forward to relieve Sir Walter Scott from his pecuniary difficulties. The object of this ( ale we cannot pretend to determine, nor did we think it worth contradicting until we found some persons actually labouring under an impression that it was true. The Duke of Buccleugh is a minor, and could not do that which he is represented to have done ; that he should have an affection for Walter Scott is indeed most natural, for Walter Scott is his Grace's name. One good turn deserves another.— A circum- stance occurred at Lancaster, about a fortnight ago, which caused a good deal of mirth amongst the people resorting to the Assizes. A person from this town ( whose name, we believe is Woolley) having given bail for ail acquaintance, named Blanchard, in an action of debt, went to Lancaster with the debtor, for the purpose of surrendering him into custody. Having arrived there in the evening, they did not go directly to the Castle, but spent the night at an inn, and the bail, sus- pecting n0 guile on the part of his prisoner, allowed him to have as much freedom as he chose. Blanchard requited this kindness by- going to an attorney's office, where he swore that Woolley was indebted to him, and took out a writ to arrest liiin. The writ was put into the hands of a sheriff's officer; and at the very moment when the considing bail was preparing to lodge his prisoner in safe custody, he was himself arrested and carried to the officer's house, where he was kept until the following day. and would have been detained longer, had he not fortunately found out some acquaintances from Manchester, who were at- tending the Assizes, and who became security for him. It is hardly necessary to add, that, on his liberation he found his prisoner had taken the first opportunity of returning to Manchester; and it was not without a good deal of trouble that he succeeded iu securing him a second time. It may be readily ima- gined, however, that on his second journey lo Lancaster, he took better care of his prisoner. — Manchester Mercury. The Minister of the baptismal chapel, at Princes Risborough, observing some of the congregation asleep in the time of the sermon, sat down in the pulpit and gave orders for a verse of a hymn to be sung, which was found to rouse them much better than the old way of BANKRUPTS. Tuesday, March' 21, Jas Wilde, Husteads- Mills, Yorkshire, woollen cloth- manu- facturer John Lee, Leeds, brewer Richd Baxter, Hoghton, Lancashire, cotton- spinner Wm Lowe, Aylsham, builder John Coney, Saml Fletcher, and Peter Coney, Leeds, corn- millers John Wrigley and Wm Newlyn, Brick- lane, Spitalfields, brewers Wm Hill, Worcester, boot- maker Saml Dix, Cheltenham, grocer Mich Jackson, Cheltenham, dealer Thos Fisher, Leeds, factor Jas Harrison. Woodchester, Gloucestershire, clothier Chas L Curtoys, Broxbourne Mills, Hertfordshire, ini kr Cor Dealy, Pursley, Gloucestershire, paper- maker Jos Wm and R Wakeford, Andover, bankers David Bentley and Jas Fogg, Eccles, Lancashire, bleachers J Large, Cheltenham, builder Richd Kay, Bury, Lancashire, cotton- spinncr John Jones, Liverpool, halter John Birch, jun Manchester, merchant T Hall and W P Hallows, Basinghall- street, Blackwell- Hall factors Wm Prin, Spangle- place, Kent- road, carpenter Robt T Capp, St Dunstan's- hill, ship- broker John Cook. Sheffield, victualler Jas Gleadhill, Oldham, cotton- spinner Mich Calvert and Geo Millner, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, flax- spinners Richd Greenwood, Dewsbury, and John Hamerton, Wake- field. Yorkshire, linen- drapers Edw Ashton, Ashill, Somersetshire, butter- factor John Thomas, Huddersfield, grocer Jas Poole, Brent Eleigh, Suffolk, brewer Thos Lands, Leeds, flax- spinner Chas F C Barns, Brighton, stable- keeper Saml Hooper, Leigh, Worcestershire, car; enter Edw Blagg. Yarmouth, grocer Dan H Wood, Dean- street, Westminster, coach- maker Saturday, March 25. John Wetherell, Litchfield- street, Westminster, bricklayer John Ansley, Little Distaff- lane, merchant John Cruikshank, Fleet- street, commission- agent Henry Congreve and Richd Hill, jun Wood- street, silk and ribbon- manufacturers John Black, Sligo, merchant John L Bradbury, Manchester, calico- printer John Webb and Edwd Beckingsale, Copthall- buildings, mer- chants Thos Caffall, Rickmansworth, mealman Geo Webster, Liverpool, merchant Thos Taylor, Glossop, victualler Thos Sprinks, Merton, builder Claud S Desanges, New- road, general dealer Wm G Holyer, Woodchurch, butcher W m B Flexney, Bedford- row, money scrivener Jas Woodfall, jun Liverpool, grocer John Wheatley, Bliston, dealer Wm Stockham, Bristol, baker Jas Stonard, Milbrook, florist Abr Henry, Minories, merchant Jas Hunt, Oxford, chemist Wm Corrie, Liverpool, broker Thos C Waugh, Turnwheel- lane, merchant Robt R Stoddard and Henry Nash, Broadway, Westmin- ster, ironmongers Sarah Johnston, Watling street, painter and glazier Richd Smith, Eashing, paper- maker Wm H Pearse, Basinghall street, cloth- factor Wm Bell, Fenchurch- street, merchant Jose M Escolt, Liverpool, merchant Saml Bell and Wm Davis, Sambrook- court, Basinghall- street, factors Wm Scowcroft, Haverfordwest, shopkeeper DECLARATIONS OF INSOLVENCY FILED BY Edward Watson, Hatton, Middlesex, grocer John K Kent, Stepney, surveyor Henry D'Emden, Park- lane, Islington, dealer Thos Miller, Liverpool, provision dealer DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS, In the county of Lancaster Saml Thornely, Alex W Thornely, Wm Thornely, and John Thornely, Liverpool, tailors Phineas Wilson and Richd Ankers, Liverpool, curriers Jas Howell and Dan B Hayward, Liverpool Watts and Foley, Manchester, dealer in potatoes Spencer and Singleton, Holme, hackney- coach- proprietors Sumner and Padley, Liverpool, wheelwrights Millington and Smith, Manchester, silk- manufacturers H Smith, Stayley Wood, Cheshire, and W Haines, Moss- ley, calico- printers LONDON MARKETS. COrn- EXCHANGK, March 27. The supplies of last week were moderate of all sorts of grain, except oats, of which the arrival was considerable. This morning tee have limited supplies of corn, and prime wheat may be quoted l. « . dearer, and the inferior sorts are certainly better sale. Fine barley obtains an advance of Is. per quarter, and other qualities art more, saleable than of late. Beans and pease are a term dearer, and there is more demand for oats, which have advanced a shade. In flour we have no alteration. Rape seed remains in the same dull state as lately reported. s. s. I Red wheat, new 52@ 62 ' 0 104 0 10| 0 io| 0 9J hy ADVERTISEMENTS for this Paper are taken Messrs. Newton, No. 5, Warwick- square, Newgate- street, and Mr. Rd. Barker ( late White) No. 33, Fleet- street„ and Saml. Deacon, No. 1, Skinner- street, London.— Also.,. by Mr J. T Smith Royal Exchange, Edinburgh
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