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Date of Article: 18/09/1817
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N * 5 0 2 ) T I I U R S I ) A Y , T- Y - rp1^. M m> S E P T E M B E R 1 8 , 1 8 1 7 . * ( PIUCE 7 d. a a s a ARROWSMITH'S A T L A S. This dav was published, in royal quarto, price ll. 16s. neatly hall bound, A NEW GENERAL ATLAS, Constructed from llie latest Authorities, By A. ARROWSMITH. Hydrugiapher to the Prince Regent. Enhibtiiry not only the Boundaries and Divisions, but al so the Chains .. of Mountains and other Geographical Features of all the known Countries in the World; comprehended in 5.1 Maps from original drawings, engraved in the best s. yle of the art by SIDNEY HALL. E d i n b u r g h : Primed for ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE and C o . E d i n b u r g h ; a n d L O N G M A N , H U R S T , R E E S , O R M E, and BROWN, London. The publishers beg respectfully to call the attention of the public IO rhis a las, constructed wilh the most eminent geographer of the present day, and which tbey trust for accuracy, beauty of execution, arid moderation of price, will be lound worthy ol attention. This Day is Published, Handsomely printed in octavo ( double columns) and conuiuuig twenty five slice's letter piess, Price Nine Shillings, VOLUME FIRST, P A R I ' FIRST, THE EDINBURGH GAZETTEER; i t GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY; C O M P R I S I NG [ A complete body of GEOGRAPHY, Physical, Political, Siati. tical, and Commercial. Accompanied by An A T I . A S , constructed by A ARROWSMITH, Hydcogrjpl. cr to the Prince Regent. E d i n b u r g h : Printed for ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE a n d C o . £ H i b u r g h ; a n d L O N G M A N , H U R S T , R E E S, O R M E , a n d B R O W N , L O N D O N. The object of this work is to present to the public a body cf geographical information, complex in all its branches. The physical structure and the grand natural features of our globe, with ihe various dependant pheiio inena, will be illustrated wi'h a copiousness and precision as yet uuattempted ; the position and elevation of every important spot on its surface will be fixed with accuracy ; the extent, productions, manners, customs, commerce, and, in short, every thing interesting relative to the various coun ries into which it is divided, wiil be amply detailed, from an investigation of all the most original and authentic. sources of information in the different languages of Europe. In the conclusion there will be given a general view oi Astronomical Geography, and the construction and used M « ps; also, Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures, of liiff.- rent Countries; the Geographical Position of Places, the Temperatures of Climates, the Heights of Mountains, and whatever else can render the work a complete body of Geographical Science. Id order to accommodate purchasers who already possess collections- of maps, the Gazetteer and the Atlas will be sold separately. CONDITION'S. 1. The work will extend to six volumes octavo, elegantly printed. Each volume, to consist ol tifty sheets, or eight hundred pages lettei- press. 2. The price of each volume will be eighteen shillings in boards, and, in order to suit every class of purthasers, the work will come out periodically, in parts, or half volumes, price nine shillings each. S. The first part of volume first was published on Monday l- t September ; and a part, or half volume, * ill. appear regularly on the first day of cach succeeding three months. 4. The Atlas, consisting of fify- three mips, engraved in tV- first style of the art, was published 011 the 1st of September, along with the first half volume of the Gazetteer, price 11. 16*. half bound. ACADEMY OF PERTH. " T I E A N N U A L S E S S I O N of the ACADEMY or PERTH will open on Monday the 6th of October. The System of Education taught in this Institution is completed; 111 two years, and embraces the toilowing SUBJECTS :— By A D A M ANDERSON, A. M. Rector of the Academy. 1. M A T H E M A TICS, comprehending the Theory of Plane Geometry ; Plane Trigonometry, and its applcation to the measurement of Heigh- s and Distances, Navi ( ration, & c . ; C o n i c Sections; Solid Geometry, Spherical Geometry ; Stereographic, Orthographic, and Globular Projections of the Sphere; Spheric.,! Trigonometry, • with its application to the problems of the Sphere, and Dialling— ALGEBRA, comprehending Equ- turns'; Series ; Logarithms ; Doctrines of Chance ; Interest ; Annuities ; Arithmetic of Sines, & c 2. PHYSICS, or N A T U R A L PHILOSOPHY, comprehending Dynamics ; Projectiles, and its application t-- Gunnery; Mechanics; Hydrostatics, including the AN ef Levelling, Conducting Water, & c.; Hydraulics ; Aerostatics; Pneumatics; Electricity; Galvanism ; Op tics; Meteorology; Descriptive, Physical, and Practical Astronomy, including Chronology. 3. CHEMISTRY, with its application to Arts and Manufactures. EDUCATION AND BOARDING. MI S S GRP. I G re- opened her SEMINARY for Young l. atiies on the 2d curt. where all the usefui and ornamental branches of Education continue to be taught. Miss G. hasting adopted rhe method of forming he. Music Pupils once a- week into classes, presently prac. tised 111 Edinburgh with so much succe s, solicits the early attention of those who wish to be instructed in that branch. Being about to enter to a large and commodious Schoolroom, with orher class- rooms, contiguous to her house, Miss G can now accommodate a few additional young I,- idi. es as Boarders, on moderate terms. George Street, Perth, f Sept. 1 1 , 1 8 1 7 . S IT A NO FORTES FOR SALE. S DUNCAN h. s just received a new assortment or • GRAND CABINET and SQUARE PIANO FORTES, manufactured by Messrs Broadwoods, and Mr Siodart, & c London, selected bv the first judges, whicb may at any time be seen at his House, Athole ^ treet. Piano Fortes Exchanged, Tuned, & c. S D. Intends to re- commence Teaching on Monday ^. 2d instant. F e r h , Atho'e Street, 11th Sept. 1817. NOTICE IS hereby given, pursuant to the standing orders of the House of Commons, that is is intended, in the ensuing Sessiim of Parliament, to apply for leave to bring in a Bid to alter and amend an Act passed in the 51st year ol the reign of his present Majesty, entitled, " A n A c t for paving, lighting, and cleansing the City of Perth, and for maintaining Police and good order within the said City." And for power to provide Watchmen for the City, if that can be accomplished, without altering or increasing the rates of Assessment payable under the said recited Act. NOTICE IS hereby given, pursuant to the standing orders nf the House of Commons, that application is to be made to Parliament, irr the ensuing Session, for leave to bring in a Bill to improve the Shores, P- ers, Port, or Harbour of the City of Perth, and to make a Wet Dock within the Precincts of tbe said Port, a little to the westward of the present Lime Pier, or Shore, by means of a Cut or Navigable Canal from the river Tay, a ' little above, or to the northward of the Farm Steading ol friartown, which Cut or Canal is wholly within the. Parish of Perth, and passes through the Lands belonging to the Community of the City of Perth, ihe Lands belonging to Sir Thomas Moncrieffot Moncrieff, Bart , and the Lands belonging to the Honourable the Board of Ordnance. And which Bill will also contain power to increase the Shore- dues, payable at the Shores, Piers, Port, or Harbour, for defraying rhe expense nf these improvements, and making the said Wet Dock and Cut, or Cain! B O A R D I N G . TH E R e v . A N D R E W R A M S A Y accommodation for a few Young Gentlemen as Boarders. Terms 40 Guineas. For other particulars apply to Mr Anderson, Rector of the Academy, or to the Established Ministers of this city. Perth, Sept. 18, 1817. SPRING- MADE CANDLES. T "' HE Perih Candle Company having resolved to give JL up that Business, begs leave to intimate they are Selling off their Stock of Moulded and Dipt Candles, at their Work, South Street, at the under noted low prices, and from their quality being ecjual to any, the Public will see it for their interest to take an early Buppiy, as the article may be expected to be dearer. Moulded i « js 4d. per stone, Dipt Cotton........ 12s. Od. ditto. Perth, 18th Sept. 1817. PARLIAMENT CLOSE TAVERN, With excellent Stables, tyc. FOR SALE. THE PREMISSES situated in the Parliament Close, ori the North side of the High Street, a little above the Market Cross, which belonged to the late Colin Richardson, consisting of a large and commodious Dwelling House, with excellent Stables, capable of containing a considerable number of Hores, Hay Loft, Shed, & e. all possessed at present by Mr Robert Menzies, Innkeeper, wili be exposed to Salt by Public Roup, within lYIr Mcnzies' House, upon Friday, 26th September curt, at one o'clock, afternoon. Robert Peddie, Town Clerk, is possessed of the Titles, and will inform as to particulars. Perth, 3d Sept. 1817. BROOD MARE TO BE SOLD. ABROWN MARE got by Oscar, out of Annette, by Volunteer, with a filly foal at her foot, by Interloper, and stinted to Better. Apply to the Groom, at Few House. Few, 10th Sept. 1817. ESTATE IN HIGHLANDS OF PERTHSHIRE. TO be sold by private bargain, the Estate of FONAB, in the pariah of Logierait, beautifully situated of the south bank of rhe Tummel, about 12 miles above Dunkeld, and within half a mile o f t h e great military road from Dunkeld to Inverness. The Estate contains of arable Land about 141 Acres. DEAF AND DUMB. AG R E E A B L Y ro a resolution, proposed at tire suggestion of the Right Honourable X, ord Gray, and . dopted at a numerous and respectable Meeting in the Guild Hall of this city, which had assembled on Friday last, to witness ihe exhibition m„ de by the pupils of Mr Kinmburgh, of rhe De - f and Dumb Institution of Edinburgh, a Meeting of those who are friendly to the objects of that use In! and benevolent Institution is requested to be hel. l in the Gu ld Hall on Saturday next week, at 1 o'clock afternoon. The Right Honourable l. ord Gray will be in the chair. Perth, Sept 18, 1817. Pasture, within dykes, Fine Hill Pasture, Oak Copse, 72 251 25 Total, 432 acres. LITERARY ATMD ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY OF PERTH. THE A N N I V E R S A R Y MEETING of this Society • will be held within their Hall on Friday the 3d of October. The Society will afterwards dine at the'Salutation Inn. The Earl of KINNOULL, President, in the Chair. ST EWAROS. Major sharp, of Kincarrathie. Dr Stewart of Bonskeid. Rev Dr Irvine, Little Dimkeld. John Laing, Esq. Roseniount. Such members as mean to attend the dinner, are requested to leave their names . it the Bar of the Salutation Inn, on or before Thursday the 2d of October. Perth, 11th Sept. 1817. HOUSE IN CHARLOTTE STREET. To be Sold by Public Roup, within the George Inn, Perth, on 1 uesday, SOth September, at two o'clock afternoon, THE H A L F of that DWELLING HOUSE, in CHARLOTTE STREET, which belonged to the late Miss Maxione, consisting o f a Fkr, Gariets, Shop, Cellars, and Back Area. For particulars apply to Moncrreff & Duncan, writers, in whose hands are ihe Title- deeds and Articles of Sale. Perth, Sept. 17. 1817. CAPITAL FARM TO LET. To be Let for such number of years as may be agreed on from Martinmas 1817, HE F A R M and HOUSE of M I L L T O W N or S T R A T H B R A N E , in the parish of Little Dune keld, containing about 45 acres of arable land, and 30 ac-. es of pa- ture. The farm has been in tbe possession of the proprietor for a number of years, and is now in a high state of cultivation. The house will accommodate a gentee! f itnily, and theie is a complete set of new offices upon the premises. The tenant will receive the stock and crop at a valuation. For particulars apply to John Douglas, surveyor in Perth. T T By Mr ANDERSON, and his Assistant MR RITCHIE, jointly. 1 The Theory and Practice of ARITHMETIC--? P R A C T I C A L GEOMETRY, including the Mensuration of Surfices; Land Surveying; Fo ' ificaM^ r ; the Mensuration of Solids; Gauging, — BOOK KEEPING, in all irs varieties, & c 2 PHYSICAL and POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, with the Projection of Maps. 3. LOGIC, and the Principles of UNIVERSAL G R A M M A R The object of the Course taught at this Institution being to form the accomplished and well inf-. rmed man of business, every subject is treated in such a nrannet, as to illustrate the various kinds of calculation applied to the practical purposes of life. BY MR WHITEHEAD. MODERN LANGUAGES, including French, German, Italian, and Spanish. P R O P E R T Y , Without the Royalty oj Perth, for Sale. To be Sold by Public Roup, in the Star Inn, on Friday the Sd October next, at two o'clock afternoon ( if not previously di- pbsed of by private bargain), " I HAT PROPERTY lately built for baking bread JL to the prisonc s of war. These buddings consist of . two Bake houses, four Ovens, and lofts above; a Stable, Yeasi- house, Sheds, and a Hi Use tor servants. The whole may be very easily turned into a distillery, granary, or any other manufactory.' As this property nuist be sold Immediately, a bargain may be expected. For . particulars apply to Mr James Brodie, John's S'reet, or Mr Robert Drurhmiind, Friartown. Perth. 10th Sept. 1817 SPOU I WELLS, IN T H E VICINITY OF PERTH. THIS Property consisting of about 147 Scots Acres, whereof 18 or thereby are under Wood, and the re mainder Arable, is to be Sold by Priv-. te Bargain. It has been for s'- me years in the proprietor's own possession, and the whole is enclosed ,. nd subdivided, with thriving belts cil mixed Wood. \ There is a good Dwelling- House, with suitable Offices, on the property, and rhe view it commands of the. surrounding counti y is extensive It is only two miles from Pert- h/ and ciose upon the thriving village of New Scone, - it either of which a ready market can be obtained for i*. ass and Gr. en Crops, lor which, as the Lands aie of a rich loam, they are well tabulated. A purchaser can get immediate possession, and any part ofthe present cr.. p at a valuation. There is an heritable right to the Teinds which are vaiued B. F. P. L. The M'ni- ter's stipend is in Birley, 2 1 3 2^ In Meal,... S 1 flA And the Schoolmaster's salary 6s. in money, and two pecks of meal The Lands hold of llie Crown. The Land- Tax is redeemed A plan of ihe property, and the title- deeds, are In the ham's of John Rutherford, writer in Perth, to whom application may be made for further particulars. NORTHERN MEETING.. rHE NORTHERN MEETING will commence this year on Wednesday the 15th ut October next, and continue during the remainder of die Week, wi- h the usual amuse. nenrs. Perth, Sd Sept. 1817. BY MR ASHMORE. WRITING, and P R A C T I C A L ARITHMETIC. BY MR JUNOR. DRAWING, and P O R T R A I T , and L A N D S C A PE PAINTING. PRESERVATION OF GAME. r P H E EARL of KINNOULL being desirous uf strictly JL preserving the G A M E on his Estates, this year, requests that no Gentlemen will make application lor permission to shoot thereon. Poachers and all other Improper persons will be prosecuted in terms of Law. Dupplin C.. stle, 6th Sept. 1817. PENDICLES TO BE LET, Parish of Crieff. S EVERAL PENDICLES at T O M A K N O C K , in the vicinity of the thriving village of Crieff. The soil is particularly adapted to the raising of all kinds of green crops, and where a ready market can always be obtained fr. r the produce. There is good housing on the ground, and for further particulars application may be made to the proprietor, at Fernton, who will give orders for showing lire grounds. Entry to ths Grounds lit Martinmas first, The Most Noble the MARQUIS of HUNTLY, Patron of the Meeting. STEWARDS. The Right Hon. Lord James Murray, i'jie R- fch H HI. Lord Salton. The K fcht H.. n. Lord Macdonald. • Si' . ffioeas Mackintosh of Vlackintosh, Eart. Coi. r'rancrs William Grant, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Inver- ess, M. P. Col. i., h li- les Fraser, ol Invera. lochy and , Castle Fra ser M. P. Major Charles I. erox Cunnning of Roseisle. Ge rge Falconer Mackenzie, Esq. ol AllangraHge. V i. l in Fuser T,. tier, Esq. of Aluomie, Sheriff of the County of l- i veruess. Coi. Hugh Rose ot H< Im. !*••"• Ciiv John Baillie ol Leys. James Fiastr, Esq ol B lladrunr George Inglis, Esq. ot K'ligsnnils. Affl ik Fi ser, i.- q. of Culdutbak: Kenneth Mackenzie, E-. q. of Inverinate. J I. u Old. n ' ers, Esq of H ghfield. Jjmes Robert'on, Esq Pii vOot of, Inverness— And Alex M ickeiizie, E- q. Banker in Inverness, Treasurer and Secretary. The following Ladies were named PATRONESSES of the Me. ting, for the year 18 17, v z.—• ' File Most Noble the Marchioness ol Huntly. The Right Hon Lady Ann Fraser ol Torbreck. The Right i Ion Dowager Lady Salton. Tha Hon Mrs Hay Macltenz'e of Cromarty. ' 1 e Hon. M'S Stewart Matk- nz e ot Heafolth. I. ady Gordon Camming of Altyre and Gordonstown.— And Mrs Macleoa of Macl-' M The Old Regulations regarding the uniform of the permanent Members , nd the Admission ot . strangers, ate, by the orders ol last Mee'ing tn be rigidly acted on. A P L A T E V Ine FIE I R G U I N E A S , IS t o b e r u n f o r , O ver the Fort George R„ ce Course, on Wednesday o! ihe Meeting, for any Horse carryr-. g Ten Stone, that never won a Plate ( Hanrers Plate excepted;) and steps are taken for procuring more Pla tes, but of this due notice will be given. Inverness, 1st September, 1317. The arable, and almost the whole pasture grounds within the head dykes, are c. pable of the highest improvement, and the whole will be out of ltase in three years, when a considerable rise of rent is expected. The Oak Copse is in a most thri'ing cor- drion. There is also a considerable quantity of O k and Ash Timber on the pro pertv, which hns attach- d to it ihe right of saltnnn ft, hing, and the < xc. u-. ive right of the Ferry to the opposite village of pit oclirie. There are few Estates that afford a grearer choice of delightful situations for buiMing. For further particulars application may he made to the proprietor, at Bsllechiii, or M Uicrieff & Duncan, Writers, Perth; and the ground officer will point our the marches. Perth, 1st September, 1817. FARM TO BE LET, Parish of MadderIy. . To be L E T , THE F A R M of C A R G A I FS, as lately possessed by Ronald Crawford. The soil is of excellent quality, with a southern expoeurti, and particularly adspud to ti e raising of wheat ; also a portion of the same adapted to the raising of green crop, so that a tenant has every ctance from soil. The Farm is situated at a moderate distance from the market towns of Perth, Crieff, and Auchterarder, to all of which there are good roads. For further particulars application may be made to the proprietor at Fernton, who will give orders for showing thu lands. En'ry to the grounds at Martinmas first. FARM TO BE LET, Parish of Madder ly. To be L E T , THE F A R M of NEWRO, presently possessed by Robert Gardiner. The Farm is particularly adapted to the modern system of turnip husbandry, and is well worth the attention of an active and indu- trious tenant, to wbom e e r y reasonable encouragement will be given. For fui ther particul . rs application may be made to the proprietor ai Ferniotl, who will give orders for showing the bind. Entry to tbe grounds at Martinmas next. JUDICIAL SALE OF AN ESTATE, IN THE Vicinity of the town of Stirling. To be exposed to Sale, within the Parliament, or New Session H . use of Edinburgh, upon Wednesday th; 19; h d. iy of November next, betwixt tbe hours of five and seven aiternoon, under authority ot tn'e Court of Session, and belore the Lord Ordinary, officiating on the Bills l'or the time, at the upset price alter men tioned, H P H E LANDS and E S T A T E of WESTER L1VIJL LANDS, in the parish of St Niniana, aud county of Stirling, consisting of 105 acres, 945 parts. This pi - perry is beautifully situated in the vicinity of the town ol Stirling; and commands an extensive view of tbe rich and picturesque scenery of the surrounding country. The soil is good the grounds are well encloed and well wooded; and the house, garden, orchatd, and offices, will afford nonportable accommodation to a gen t-- el fam ly. 1' he free proven rent 1 of tluse lands is £:! 72 4 9 Deduct ftu duties, minister's stipend, school salary, . . 27 1 ESCAPED FROM PRISON. WHEREAS the Tolbooth ,-- f Perth was, last night, broken open, and GEORGE M ' M I L L A N , a Prisoner, indicted on a charge of House breaking and Fiieft. escaped therefrom, tlie Magistrates of Perth hereby offer a rewatd of FIFTEEN GUINEAS to any person wbo shall apprehend him, and secure him in any jail in Scotland, within two months from this date, to be paid by W. Wedderspoon, Procurator- Fiscal for the City. M M i l ian is by trade a Flax- dresser; is between nineteen and twenty years of age ; about five fee six inches high, well made, of a brownish, or rather fair complexion ; brown hair, grey eyes. He was dressed in a blue short coat, blue pantaloon trgwsers, grey stockings, a light coloured vest, and a red checked handkerchief; and he carried along with him a great coat of a drab colour, with metal bucons of different kinds. As it ii undeistood that his intention was to go to Ireland or America, it is requested that he may be secured by any Ship- master to whom he may apply ior a passage. Perth. 1st Sept. 1817. ESTATE IN PERTHSHIRE. There will be Sold by Public Roup, in the George Inn, Perth, on Friday the 26th day of September next, at one o'clock afternoon ( if not previously Sold by Private Bargain), THE Lands of WESTER CLEW, consisting of 2P. 2 acres, divided into eight Parks with substantia stone dykes. TJie Property, ii eligibly situated, has an excellent southern exposure, lies about three miles to the south- of Dunning, and is well adapted either for a grass or victual farm.- For particulars apply to David Burns, writer in Perth, who h is the Title Dends, and will give every information necessary. Perth, 21st Aug. 1817. POTT IE MILL A N D FARM, In the Parish of Dron. To be Let for nineteen years after Martinmas first, T^ HE MEAL, BARLEY, and I/ INT MILLS of POTTIE, wiih the F A R M attached thereto, con • sting i f 13 acres, or thereby, of arabli laud, as present. y p'. s- essed by Joun Duncan. Offers will be received until the 22d eptember, hy, the Proprietor, « t Dunbarney Manse, or Robert i'eddie, writer, Perth. Per h 1st Sept. 1817. Re- naips free proven rental, . . .-£ 345 3 Which valued and cm- verted at twenty- seven years chase, is f!) 319 8 . Estimated Rental of Mansion House and Offices, 10s. which, converted at 12 years' purchase, gives . . . 834 0 Feu duty of M1 Is. 7 rJ d which, valued at 20 years' purchase, gives . . . 21 12 Esiimated value oi the Wood on the premises, . . . . 1200 0 STV puti l 1,375 0 4 ? HOUSES IN HIGH STREET, PERTH, FOR SALE BY PUBLIC ROUP, By Warrant of the Sheriff of Perthshire. Upon Friday 19th September, " 18T7, at one oVl- ck afnoon, w. iihin the George inn, the Subjects in the Hi . h Stieet, belonging to Mr David Wr. odrow, merchant, will be exposed to Sale by Public Roup, by Warrant of the Sheriff, in the following Lots, viz Lot I r j "' HE whole of ihe FRONT LAND, with the X BACK JAMB, at present occupied alonsr with the Front Land , at the upset price of 0. Lot II. ' The HOUSE presently occupied b, Mr D. Menzies, vintner, with - he whole STABLES, CELLARS, and GARDEN ; also at present occupied by Hit Menzies, at the upset pr ce of £ 5SO. I. ot, III. The remainder of the P R O P E R T Y , on the East ide of the Close, as ooiupied by Mr Rollo and o thers, including the small Office occupied by Mr Wood row himself, at the upset price of j£ 70. The Warrant of Sale, and Articles of Roup, nre in thehands of Robert Peddie, wruer, who will inform as to particulars, Perth, 7; h August, 1817. to bed, and slept till eight o'clock in the morning. A short time after they awoke, the Abbe Montes, Chaplain of the Conci.- rgie, and the Abbe Brideau, of the Abbaye St Germain, cinrie to aff'oid them the consolation of religion. The fufious character of DI., bans caused some apprehensions, lest he should attempt any violence towards the respectable ecclesiastics who went to assist him in his last moments } but, on the contiary, he received the Abbe Montes with the prof.. undest respect, and the greatest veneration. " My father,'*' said he to him, " I have need uf your consolations, n. y ciime is enormous." The Abbe Montes discoursed with him a considerable time, ,, nd when he cjui'ted him; he seemed more tianquil. ChayoUx listened to the Abbe Bi ideau with much pious attention, and frequently repeated; " Now, I am the least to be pitied." _ 1 • According to his promise, M. Claveau CJifneto take- ins last farewell of them ; they embraced hint several times and gave him a pe'inon which they had addressed to his Majesty; to express their tepentance, ahd to si- licit, in their last moments, the lull pardon ol Nepven, less guilty than his acconv* plices, and who is condemned to three years imprisohment. At two o'clock, M. the Chevalier de Maupas, announced to- Cuayoux, that he had ceased to be a member of the Legion of Honour. The Chevalier, from a lingering regard, to QH. ayoux, who had been his foiirrier, urged him to lehVquisli his decoration, in order that they might not be compelled to degrade him publicly. Chayouk, without making any reply, took his cross, rolled it up in the rib bon, and swallowed it. After having embraced their relations, who had been introduced- to them, Desbahs and Ch. tyoux, retiring to their chamber, wrote to the keeper of the Abbaye the following letter i— " M. Wat me— We ate perfectly satisfied with tbe generous treatment we have experienced from you, and generally from all the p.- rsofts belonging to the place; It was impossible for any one to show mote goodness, civility, and humanity. We aie penetrated with gratitude, and we entreat you to accept out riiost sincere thanks." Accept our farewell, ar. d believe us to be your ve. y humble and most grateful servants. CUAKGL'X and DESBANS. The Abb. iye, September 6. 1817, three o'clock in the afternoon. This letter was wihten in the hand of Chayoti*. It was remarked; that Chayoax, whe, during the ttul, exhibited much less vivadity and boasting than De- b. ms, wag more firm and intrepid than the latter* at the ttying moment. At halt past live o'clock the two criminals, aCcompanicd by their two cont'essors( entered two hackney coaches. Tiie gendarmes who escorted them wished to bind their hands, Desbans indulg. ed in some . violence Ot behaviour upon this occasion, which could hardly be repressed ; but at length Cluyoux quieted him by obseiving* « We shall speak to the Lieutenant'} no doubt be will grant us the favour of not being bound with cords* VVe implore this kindness Sir," he con'inued, addressing him to tii'e officer cTthe gendarmerie, " We aie not dangerous: v. e know that our sentence is just ) we shall submit to it without a murmur." The Lieutenant ordered that they should not be tied. The criminals arrived in the plain ot Crenelle at six o'clock. Detachments ot ike Royal guard, ami of the legions in gartison at PaVis, were drawn up ia order. A division of the gienadieis of the royal guard was appointed to carry the sentence into execution. Desbans and Chayoux embraced each other; they had take- o off their clothes, which they desired might be sent to their families. They requested that their eyes might not be bandaged. Joining their arths together, DeJbansgave the word to fire, and they t> pth tell immediately. Sept. 8.— Their Royal Highnesees the Duke D'Angouleme and the Duke and Duchess of Berry have hastened to $ tnd the sum of 4- 000 francs, for the relief of the unfortunate inhabitants of the district of Senlis, the victims ot a violent storm which occured on the IQ'. h of August. We cannot sufficiently entertain oui readers, ( says the Strasburgli Courier,) with the eagerness displayed by the Austrain troops and officers, to celebrate the fete of the K'ng. This frank and loyal participation, besides proving the disposition of the individuals, presents a fresh proof of the unit- n which subsists between France and Austria. A private letter from Vienna, dated Aug. 28, says—" Prince Schwaitzenberg quitted Carlsbad on the 21, Count Capo d'lstna on ' he 12th, and Prince H. irdtnberg on thi; 23d Ne ther Prince M tterntch nor Mr Lamb'were theie at all. We may hence judge the truth of what has " been said in certain Papers, of the pretended Congress at Carlsbad. The Duke of Wellington will anive, on the 10th of this month, at R- ichshoffen. On the l i th he will teyiew, near Gundershoffen, the Wurtembergh corps d'arme, ai^ d then proceeded to Hague* nau, where, the same day, the Austrian artilleiy will exercise before him in ihe plain of Ma ienthal. Oo the following day, ali the troops conceutiated in that neighbourhood will be reviewed. FOREIGN I V T E L Ll GEN C E. FRANCE. Total proven value and npset price of the subjects under sale, . A considerable part ol the price will be lefr in the han. ls of tbe purchaser, upon security ol the property The lands hold partly of the Crown, and partly of sub ject superiors. The land- tax has been redeemed, and - he reiiins, in so f - r as the late proprietor had not an heritable right to them, ha.- e been vaiued; and are ex h u- ted by the stipend payable to the minister of St Nilll„ ns The Articles orRonp are in the hands of Mr Manners, Depute Clerk nf Sessi n The Title- deeds and Plat s ol the Lands and copies of the - irticles of Roup, may be seen on applying to M chael Linnttig and Mathew N M cdonali, clerks to the signet, at their chambers, No. 2.), Hdl Street, Edinburgh ; or to Mf Littlejohn, writer, Stifling. PARIS, Sept. 7.— The Duke of Ragusa ( Marmoot) arrived at Lyons on the 4- th ir. st. ' The Council ot R vision having confirmed, at one o'cluek in the morning, the sentence of . death parsed upon Desb n; and ChayOuX, M. ClaveaV immediately proceeded to the Abbaye, to convey the fatal intelligence to the prisoners. They expected it ; and exhibited no Surprise, nor uttered any complaint at a sentence which they deserved, D. sbans, pressing the hand of M. Claveat, said fo him, '' I hope I shall embrace you to- morrow ,' i'so ;"—" I promise you shall," answered M. Claveau, " 1 will see you at an early hour." Their Advocate haying quitted them, Desbans and Chayoux retnt'd GERMANY. WKSTPHALIA, Aug. 1 - The SoUntagsblatl ( Sunday pap. r), published at PiUSsilnMindtn, contains the following article: — " MUMSTEII.— It is well known, that our authorities were two years ago ordered to insert the public proclamations and other notices in the German Observer, a journal publilhed in Hamburgh, as being devoted to the interests of Piussia howevei* — w e have seen ourselves obliged to with, draw out f. iv urs, as the following official publication in the Government paper proves :—• " As it has not been confirmed, that the German Observer is to supply the phce of he foreign journals, in ca. gs where insertiun in them is proper, the whole of the royal tribunals, in obedience to a reset pt of i is Excel- I ncy the1 Mini- ter of justice, are hereby enjo. i-. ed in inch advertisements, to arlhere to the regulations of the law. ( Signed) " V . B E K N U T H . " ON THE BARBARY CORSAIRS. Tljit the pirates in the Channel should have at « * It seems we owe these blanks in the Sunday paper to the tare of tile censorship, which, in general, display* great acf'vi'y even in the provi- cial papers ; thus, in No. 45. ct The Rhenish tVestphalian Advertiser, from pape 96' U, to page 868, there are two whole pages blank ; and in Nil. 61, a whole tssay in blank, t v k e d only the ships of the poor Germans and Prussians ( ue we poorer than the Danes, Swedes, Ne. thei landers, See. ?) astonishes some of our writers, but what others should they have attacked ? They are the only people who have neglected, by kind or forcib'e means, to come to an understanding wi'h the Af'icans ; and where is there in this the slightest proof that England is in the least to blame ? We hate, and I think justly, the mant. me despotism of England, as well as the dependence in which, by the perfection of its manufactures and irs f ading institutions, it retains other nations. Why then should we, by inviting her and the other maritime powers, as the Diet has done, to assist us in clearing the seas of the pirates, formerly acknowledged, as it were, the pretensions of England ? Why should we throw ourselves untdei the guardianship ot England, and convert our maritime towns into half English towns? We cannot expect that the English would display such a romantic philanthropy as to assist us without endeavouring to derive something in return fur themselves. As lo the other Maritime Powers.— Before Lord ExmOuth proceeded to Algiers, a Russian journal sarcastically observed, that it was evident no assistance against these pirates was to be expected from England, and that application ought to be made to the Americans. However, the result showed that the Americans were much more selfish than the English ( for which, on account of their situation, I cannot blame them); and that the English, when tire welfare of the English people required it, carried tiie business through without application from any, other power whatever. With respect to the Holy Alliance, the public have yet, notwithstanding all that has been said for and against it, a very faint idea of what is in reality intended by tins union. The original document says nothing with respect to the effect which is to be given to it, that is, to the transactions which are to take place under it, and merely speaks of governing the people intrusted by Gou to their rulers in the spirit ot the Gospel. Are we to say then that Germans insulted in the most outrageous manner, ore unable to help themselves ? Gel many, the whole Federal Union, is, in my opinion, as much to be considered invaded by an enemy as if Fiance had entered the Baden territories ; but this union, this body, Austria ! PriiS• sia, so deeply interested, & c. are unable to help themselves ! One more observation !— T h e hatred of the British, which shows itself more and more strongly every day in eveiy nation, has undoubtedly been inspued by Providence for the wisest puiposes, and we can consider it in no other light than as a solitary phenomenon in the history of nations. To endeavour to counteract it is vain j and it would be imbecility to mistake the reason tor which it was given. But the intelligent and good ought not to give themselves up unconditionally to a blind hat e d . Ought they net rather to endeavour to turn it to account by inspiring all nations with the desire of a more essential and salutary rivalry, in the reformation of their internal condition ! LEIPSIC, Aug. 23.— Trade has been very dull the whole summer ; wool alone has been in great demand, and has sold at high prices. It is hoped that our next tair will turn out well, both because the abundant harvest wiil increase the number of purchasers in the country, and many merchants arc expected from toreigncountries. Everybody wants so nething, the purchase of which he has put oft till be can no longer do without it. The Nauniburg fair, which at the beginning was very dull, improved much towards the end, and a great deal of business was " done, though the profit resulting was not veiy great. They talk of having another annual fair at Naumburg, and that in November ; but what avail all fairs, when trade is hindered from thriving, when the public have no money, and when there are no rich bankers in the places where the fairs are held ?— Frankfort Paper, Sept. 2. MUNICH, Aug. 3 0 . — T h e King has positively refused to ratify the convention concluded with the Holy Scte, by the Archbishop of Hasselin, his Minister at Rome. A Bavarian Plenipotentiary will forthwith proceed to Rome with fresh instructions, to renew the negociation5. Count Xavier de Rechbetg, who was destined for this mission, has refused to accept it. VIENNA, Aug. 2 7 . — T h e n: vigation of the Darube is at present very active. Much merchandise is conveyed by this river for Tut key. August 28.— Several days ago news was received here that as the reigning Prince of Stahrembsrg, who has been for sotne time at Efterding, his principle es'ate, situated below Lintz, on the Danube, was standing in a balcony of his castle, which was tinder repair and not completely finihed, it gave way, and the Prince experienced a severe tall. Besides many bruises, his legs were broken in several places. It is said that a Captain and an innkeeper have just di . covered another gold mine. It is near Br uunow, in Miravia, on an estate belonging to Count D'llleshazy. Report states it to be the richest nine that has hitherto been discovered. The Infant Don Francois de Paule, who travels under the name of the Count de Moratalla, ana • who is now in the Netherlands, is expected here, to make a stay for some months. OFFENBACH, Sept. 2. The New Rhenish Mercury published unde- the date of the 2d Supplement, the following OFFICIAL ARTICLE. << We are authorised to publish what follows on the arrest of Colonel Massenbach :— " Colonel Massenbach, who was still in the military service of Prussia, has rendered himself guilty of a crime against'the militat y service, has infringed a law in force, and which he had himself formeily proposed, namely, that no officer of the General Staff may lender public the papers relative to the defence of the country, whichhavebeenintrusted to himupon oath j he has printed and published several papersol importance to Prussia. In 1811 he implored, of his own accord, the King's Pardon, for having published these p pers without permission, and so lemnly p- onitsed to abstain from publishing any thing; of the kind. " On the 5th of January last he solicited his formal discharge from the military service of Prussia : in consequence, his Highness the Chancellor ot State, Prince Hi'denberg, wrote to him on the 10. h of February, that the King was not disinclined to grant hirn the discharge which he asked, but that it was required as an express con iition, that he should repair to Berlin, to deliver on all the papt r « lelative to the service, and every thing which he had in his hands, in consequence ol his ancient relations in the service of the General Staff. " Col. Massenbich has not only not obeyed this order of the liing, but he has since advertised the publication of fresh papers of the same kind as those which he has already published, and which are a strange mixture of truths and errors, and has beudes presumed to offer these papers to the Prussian Government for a certain sum, and on this condition not to publish them. In corisequence, he has been arrested at Francfort, after an application to the Senate, as being really an'officer in the Service of Prussia, and conveyed to Berlin, to account for the conduct above described, before a Special Commission formed for this purpose." S P A I N . MAWUfc, Aug. 26.— General Don Citiaco Hanos has tendered an official account to the Vicetoy of Mexico, in a dispatch dated March 5, from Pueblas, ot some engagements witb the rebels, the result of which was the taking of the city of Chi quili'te and the bridge of Atoyac. The success obtained by the royal arms of New Spain was celebrated at Mexico, on the 6th of the same month, by a Te Deum, which was performed on the occasion in the Cathedral, at which all the principal authorities assisted, bo h civil and military. Every day that country was becoming more tranquil, a happy consequence of the wise measures of the Viceroy, Don Juan Ruiz Apodaca. NETHERLANDS. BRUSSELS, Sept. 5.— I noticed in a London paper, not many days ago, an obseiVation, stating, ih. it we had nearly a free trade to this country ( Flanders) and Germany, while we, received little or nothing from them. I would ask whether it can be called a tree trade, where the enormous duty of 12 § is paid upon nearly all our manufactures ; and an additional duty of 15 upon the 12, with a disgusting sciutiny and exaction at all the customhouses In addition to these* and many other impediments ( for eveiy difficulty is thrown in the way ot English commerce), befere an Englishman can show even samples of his goods, he must t. ke out a patent or license, which costs him 6 9 florins, or 125 francs 17 centimes, with an addition of 15 upon that, which, with other charges upon his license, makes it about 150 francs, whether he sells any thing or not. It he is found without a patent, the fine is 200 florins and the amount of the patent. There are plenty of spies to entiap the English traveller at his inn. This being unknown to England, I wish the trading part ot my countrymen to be put upon their guard, through the medium ot the public papets. Another great disadvantage which thi English labour under is, if they have an oider tor ai tides from France, they cannot get the articles through the French frontier, but at the greatest risk and expense, while the French are sendin, down their goods in. immense quantities with the greatest facility, by paying about 4 per cent, to what are called entrepemteurs, although their articles are by law subject to the same dtuies as ours. Every possible preference is given to the French. A French merchant finds no difficulty i: i sending any sort of goods here, while the difficulty to the English is well known. 1 have passed the last three years in Germany, Ffance, and this country, and experienced all these facts. GHENT, Sept. 1— The action brought by his Gtace the Duke of Wellington against M. de Bus. schet, was decided yesterday, and we announce with a sort of pride, that the sentence, though foreseen by nil sensible minds, has justified all hopes, and given general satisfaction. This action, in which we take pleasure in believing, that the Noble Lord ( who is placed so high in the scale of human greatness), has not consented, but in consequence of inconsiderate suggestions, has appeared trifling, and unworthy ot the Colossal part which his Grace plays on the great theatre of the world. For the rest, our readers will better appreciate the merit of the cause by the terms of the sentence. Meantime, till we c.-. n give them the sentence itself, we will venture to give them, from menioty, li not the letter, at least the spirit of it :— " The aiticle in question does not impute to the Duke of Wellington any act which would expose him to a criminal or correctional action ( pour suites criminelles oa cortectionelles) to the contempt or the hatred of the public. " It is not said that his Grace knew that D> bru had prevaricated in his functions as Governor of Martinique : supposing that bis Grace had desired, and even manifested this desire, to see Debru continued in his functions, such a desire would necessarily have been only the result of powerful recommendations, according to which the Governor had been represented to the Noble Lord under colours very different from the article in question. " If his Grace has manifested such a desire, because Debru administered the colony in favour of a foreign government, neither does this supposition attack tiie honour of the Noble Lord ; because one may very well administer a coloney in favour of foreigners without its following from this, that one administers it ill in respcct to the interest of the Mother Country : that this is the more t'ue, as it is of importance to every government to invite foreigners to its colonies, in order to favour commerce, & c. " The high deeds, the eminent qualities, and the glory of the Noble Duke, place bun above the reach of all suspicion of an action uuwoithy of him ; his splendid reputation places him above all ambiguous and equivocal allegations. " I n coniequence, the Court has declared his Grace the Duke of Wellington's complaint unfounded, ( non recevableJ and has condemned him in the costs. As for M. de Busscher, his demand of damages has been rejected, on the ground, that the action brought against him cannot be considered as calumniatory, because the plaintiff has submitted to the decision of a Court of Justice, the meaning of an tide inserted in a public journal." BRUSSELS, Sep. 8— Yesterday their Majesties the King arid Queen, accompanied by his Majesty the King of Prussia, travelling under the name of Count de Ruppin, ( who arrived at the Palace of Lacken the preceding evening) went to the theatre, where their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Orange, Prince Frederic of the Netherlands, and the Prince Royal of Prussia, successively arrived. Al! these illustrious personages were received with lively expressions of joy. The King of Pfussia set off this morning at 11 o'clock, for A i x la Cbapelle, taking the way to N. imur. It. is thought his Majesty will visit the celebrated fields where the Allied warriors cemented with their blood, the independence of our country, on the 18th June, 1815. We learn from Amsterdam, that since the 26th of August there have entered that port 140 vessels laden with wheat and rye from the north, particularly Russia and Prussia. In these arrivals are not included the vessels laden with buck- wheat, barley, oats, beans, and pease. UNITED STATES. Island. Capt. D . informs us, that While he was lying at anchor in the roads, the night before he sailed, a battle was fought on the shore, about two or three miles from him, which continued without intermission for three hours. The battle commenced about ten o'clock, p. M. and the firing of cannon, as well as musketry, was Continued until one o'clock, A. M. The captain and crew saw distinctly the advancing and retreating of the parties engaged by the flashing of their guns. As Captain D. 8 tiled early in the morning, he had no intercourse with the shore, and of course obtained none of the particulars of the engagement ; but he thinks the Patriots must have b li„' ed to return. As the Royal George continued tacking in sight of land throughout the whole Of yesteiday, an oppoitonity was afforded for numerous parties in sailing boats to. approach the yacht. A niong this agreeable groupe, a party of vocal gen tlemen had collected, taking Mr Gibbon, one of the vocal performers at the Castle concei ts, as their r- ader. As they pas- red alongside the Royal yacht, " God save the King," " Rule Britannia," " The Pi nice and Old England for ever," were sung wilh sweet effect. His Royal Highness came on deck, surrounded with his noble party, and with liis hat iff, listened with attention to the national ongs, the chotusses of which were reiterated by hundreds ot voices. At the conclusion, the Prince Regent bowed a complimentary salute. The wind unfortunately slackened at the time of ( he naval engagement, yesterday afternoon, and it was impossible tor the ships to manoeuvre with speed. The gun brigs could scarcely come into I ne with the t igates. It is expected that his Royal Highness will re turn this evening ; as he goes to London to- morrow, tor the puipose of attending the Council at Carlton house, at which the new Lord Lieutenant ot Ireland wiil be sworn into oflice. Bills that could be discounted last we*! c at 3 per cent, cannot now be done for less than 5 per cent, in addition to the usual commission. The Duke ot Wellington, according to the Paris Papers, was expected to review the Wittemherg troops, about the 10th inst. and to pioceed to Haguenau ; in short to finish the reviews of the foreign corps, before proceeding to those of the British. In this we apprehend the Paris Papers are wrong. The 10th was certainly appointed by his Grace for the review at C. i nbray : and several British Officers— Sir Lowiy Cole and liis Ai de- Camp amongst the number— hastened over, at the latter end of la- t week, to be present at it. Extract of a letter fiom a Gentleman at St Augustine, to his friend in New York, dated July 29, i817:—" We are on the tip- toe of expectation to hear tu ther of the movements of M'Gregor. All the civil and military arrangements for the security of Amelia being properly adjusted, we presume the General will dtrect his immediate attention to St Augustine, upon the reduction ot which hangs the fate of his interprise, it being the only military post of importance in the two Floiidas.— Pile capture ot this fortress we imagine will be attended with mote difficulty than public opinion is willing to admit, and unless it i » by treachery or cowardice, it will cost M'Gregor more blood than is generally conceived, as he forms but an imperlect knowledge of the defensible state and relative situation of St Augustine. Its natural advantages are considered equal it not superior to those of Quebec ; the tort, which is bomb proof, commands the town and the outlets to the ocean ; it can mount 20 pieces of cannon, is capable of contain - ing 5000 men, and is incircled by a fosse on the Innd side 35 or 40 feet wide. Almost every hou ie in the town may be readily converted into a garrison ; and they are principally built of tabby ( a composition of oyster- shells and lime), which renders them capable ot advantageously resisting the impression of a cannon- ball. St Augustine is about half as large as Augusta, and its population as proportionately great. If this place is tail ly attacked, Sir Gregor, it is supposed, will have to approach it on the land side Lorn St John's, by a circuitous and in some parts an almost impervious route } then, admitting him inspossession ot the iown, if the fort is well garrisoned, it could not only be rendered unassatable, but might compel the enemy to abandon his position, and relinquish his intentions. The town is well fortified, having been usder a great many alterations. We are about 3 0 leagues from the Mouth ot the Gulph of Florida, 180 from St Mark's, and 316 S. W. from Charleston, in South Carolina : we ate all healthy, and ready for an immediate attack." T H E A R M Y . PENSIONS TO WOUNDFC- D OFFICERS. ( C0PV' ) — C I R C U L A R , NO. 2 8 7 . War Office, July 3 1 , 1817. S I R— The Prince Regent having taken into his most gracious consideiation the oisiinguished gallantry manifested upon ah occasions by the otli. ers of the British army, and having more particularly adverted to the conspicuous valour displayed by them ill the late glorious victory gained near Waterloo, by the army under tbe command ot Field- Marshal rhe Duke of Wellington, and Ins Royal Highness being desirous of testifying the strong sense entertained by him ol tlieir devotion to his Majesty's Service, I have the honour to acquaint ) ou, that his Royal Highness has been pleased to o r d e r— I-' irsc, That the regulation under which pensions are granted to wounded officers shall be revised, and that the pensions which have been or may be granted to officers for the actual lo^ B of eye or limb, or lor wounds certified to be equally injurious with tbe loss of limb, shall not be confined to the amount attached by the scale to the rank which the i fneer held at the time when he was wounded, Out shall progressively increase, according to the rank to which such officer may from time to time be promoted— the augmentation with regard to the pensions ol such officers now upon the list being to take date from the 18th ol June 1815, inclusive. Secondly, That every Subaltern Officer of infantry of the line who served in the battle o£ Waterloo, or in any of the actions ti jiich immediately preceded it, st all Le » (- lo » ed to count t w o years' scrvice in virtue of that victory, in reckoning the s » rvices fur increase of pay give ) to Lieutenants of seven year,' standing; and t v e r y s t ck Subaltern will therefore be entitled to the additional shilling a day whenever he shall have served live years ai i Lieutenant. And, thirdly, That this regulation shall be intended to every Subattern of Cavalry, and to every Ensign of the Foot Guards, who served in the above- mentioned actions; and every such Subaltern and Ensign w i l l therefore be entitled to an additional shilling a- day alter five years service as a lieutenant ia ihe Cavalry, or as an ensign in the Guards His Royal Highness being also desirous of n-. arking hia sense of the distinguished bravery displayed by the noncommissioned cfficers and soldiers of tht Britj. h forces in the victory of Waterloo, has been most graciously pleased to order that henceforward every non- commissioned officer, trumpeter, drummer, and private man, who served in ihe battle ol Waterloo, or in any of the actions which immediately preceded it, shall be borne upon -., e muster rolls and pay lists of their respective corps as " Waterloo m e n ; " and that every " Waterloo Man" shall be allowed to count t w o years' service in virtue of that victory, in reckoning Ilis services for increase of pay, or for pension, when discharged. It however, to be distinctly understood, that this indulgence is not intended in any other manner to affect the condition of their original enlistment, or to g i v e ilicni sny right to their disiharge before the expiration c f the period for which they have engaged to serve. The Duke of Wellington has been requested to transmit returns of tiie Subaltern i fficers to v l i o n i these orders m a y b e considered by his Grace to apply ; together with ac , ' rate muster rolls, containing the nann s ' o f ail the " Waterloo M e n " in each corps; such muster rolls being to he preserved in this Office, as a record honourable to the individuals themselves, and as documents by which they will at any future time be enabled to establish their claims to the benefits of this regulation. I have gre. it satisfaction in communicating these instances of the Prince Regent's gracious consideration fur the army ; and 1 request that you will be pleased lo t a k e the earliest opportunity of announcing the same to the Officers and men of the corps under your command. 1 have the honour to be, & c. ( Signed) P A L M E R S T O N. Officer commanding regiment of — — ( c o p y . ) — c i x c o t A R , ho. 362. War Office, June 30, I S 1 7. S I R— Tbe Prince Regent having taken into consideration the rules under which pensions are granred to r, 0iCtr » wounded in his Majesry's service; and especially the regulation promulgated bj the second paragraph of ihe c i r - cular letter trom this Department of the 31st July 1815, J* io. 287, I have the honour to acquaint you that his Royal Highness has beeu pleased to order that the pension* which may be granted to officers for wounds received subsequently to the 21th June 1817, shall be confined to the rate attached to the rank which the officer htld at the time when he was wounded, and shall no' be augmented progressively accordipg to the rank to which such officer may from lime to time be promoted.— I have, See. ( Signed) PALMERSTON. Officer commanding regiment —- - ( C O P Y . ) — C I R C U L A R , KO. 3 7 3 . War Office, August 25, 1817. SIR— Referring to my circular letter, No. 3C2, dated 30th June 1 8 1 7 , I have the honour to acquaint you, that his Royal Highnfss ihe Prince Regent having taken into his farther consideration the regulations concerning pcn. sions granted for wounds, has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his M a j e s t y , to order that from and alter this d ite no such pension shall increase to any higher rate, in consequence of- any future promotion of the. officer by whom it is received.— I have, & c. ( Signed) PA1. MERST0N. T h e officer c o m m a n d i n g t h e regiment. T T — - JLg » SCOTLAND. E D I N B U R G H , S E P T . 1 1 . % CIRCUIT COURT OF JUSTICIARY. On Thursday the Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened ac A y r , by tbe Right Hon. Lord Hermand. Th « Court proceeded to tbe trial of Margaret Crossan or Crossen, accused ol maliciously setting fire lo a barn stable, byre, and stack yard, un the farm of Carsv^.,^....^* in the County of Wigtou, in he month of May last, by which the greater part of ihs premises weie coi, stinted, and particularly twelve cows, a bull and three calves, m ibe byre. The panne) pleaded Aot Guilty, M'- Kean, ihe tenant of Caisegown, M'Alister, his servant, and A l e x . M'Queen and his son, neighbouring farmers, proved the fact of the premises being consumed by tire, and that to thi best of thtir judgment, tbe lire was raised wilfully in three differei. i places. The t wo first witnesses proved lhat no light or other ii. flammable matter had been near the offices for many days before. The tenant deponed, that property to the value of 200 independent of the houses, was destroyed. The declarations of the pannel were then read. In the first declaration she denied tier guilt, but, in the secord she admitted, that in consequence of M'Kean having put lier out of her hou e, by threatening lhat he would burn it about her, she deliberately resolved to burn his houses, andi that therefore early iu ihe morning of the day libelled, siie took a l. ve coal in a can out of her own. house and in company with Isobel Logan, proceeded, to the offices of Carsegowan, where she broke the coal. in t w o, one of the halves of which she herself introduced whither arm tluough one of the wickers of the barn into thebarn among a quantity of straw, while L o g i n put. cheoiher piece into the wicker on the opposite side. The woman Isoliel Logan was examined, aod, after positively denying that she had any concern whatever, in the p e r - petration ol the crime, stated, that the prisoner, a fewdays after the fire, admitted to her in her own house,. that she was the person who committed the crime that she did so in consequence of the quarrel with M ' K e an — that she regretted that tbe cows were burnid that she would rather M ' K e a n himself had suifei ed and that il the houses were again erected, she would, were she twenty miles off, return and give thenranother whiz."" Henry M ' G i e , a labourer in the neighbourhood, deponed that lie secretly overheard the prisoner and lsobefe Logan conversing ou the subject in Logan's house, and that he distinctly heard the prisoner make the admission swotn to by l. ogan— Sarah Bodau deponed tbat the prisoner also admitted to her, that she alone committed the: crime, assigning the same reasou as that given to Isobel X. ogan ; and J, c. hti M Gran, a constable, deponed that the prisoner, alter her incarcei ation, made the same admission m his presence in jail. ' I'ne jury returned a vcrdicr, finding the prisoner jn: i5- ty of the crimes libelled, by a plurality of voices. The prisoner is a woman about 30 years of age, is o£ a slender form, and of an appearance rather agreeable, According to her own account, she w;. s born in tbe ceun - ty of Tyrone, in Ireland, was brought un in the R'omaa Catholic faith, and came to reside in Scotland only a f ew years ago. She was deeply affected during the proceedings, and seems fully sensible of the awlul situation in which she stands. The panne! was sentenced to be hanged on the 17th of October. The weather continues highly favourable for the harvest, the operations of which are becoming pretty general. There was aa immense number of shearers at the West Port this morning, but owing to the circumstance, mentioned in our last, of their being easily procured on the different roads, few were hired. Wages from Is. to Is. 4d. and sogie as high as Is. 6d. per day. Inverness was visited with another smart shock of an earthquake, about half past three o'clock on Sunday morning the 2d curt. This is the fifth shock since August last year. During the last three weeks cotton yarn has advanced fully 7\ per cent, in Glasgow ; and considerable sales have been effected. The quantity of cotton spun this year in Scotland is supposed to be a tenth moie than in any former year. Monday last the price of bread fell a penny the j quartern loaf; it now sells at Is. Id. I On Saturday last, sbout one o'clock, as two gen tlrmen were walking between Granton and Carolina J^ m k, they perceived a boy on a rock, surrounded by the tide, which was rising rapidly. The poor J) iiy seeing his danger, catted loudly tor help ; and the gentlemen desired some masons wbo were working near tiie spot to go to Granton for a horse. Luckily there was a man not far oft with a horse » n, i cart, and to him they applied, but the fellow hid the i. humanity to refuse. It was not however i time for ceremony ; the horse was therefore taken from the Cart without the man's leave ; and one of the masons having mounted it, rescued the boy from his perilous situation. By a curious coincidence, he proved to belong to the very man who had refused to give his horse for the purpose of getting him out. iiuch was the rapi. iity ol the tide, that one of the gentlemen who had been proceeding towards the rock while the masons were in seach ot a horse, was also surrounded by the sea, and did not get out without some difficulty. We understand that on Friday the University ot Marischal College, Aberdeen, conferred the degree o f D. D. on the reverend James Husband, senior minister of the Associate Congregation, Dunfermline. At an early hour this morning 25 criminal piiioners were lemoved from the Tolbooth and Lockup- house tothe new jail on the Calton Hill. The two M'llvogues and M'Cristal, under sentence ot < leath, were sent from the old jail to the Lock- uphouse ; Janet Douglas, likewise under sentence of death, is in the same place. All these unfortunate people are behaving in a manner becoming their unhappy situation. The debtors in the old jail do not exceed 12 in number. We aie happy to hear, that the subscription set on foot for these unfortunate people has been so successful tbat it is supposed every proper object for relief will be liberated in the course ot this day. On Saturday, Betty Cowan and Mary Doyle, soldiers' wives, were sentenced, by the sitting Magistra e in the Police Court, to 30 days' imprisonment in Bridewell, for picking a woman's pocket on the High Street Same day, fourteen disorderly women, for street- walking and lioting, and a man and two women, for quarrelling and fighting, were also sent to the same place, for different penods. On Friday afternoon, a fine grey horse and brewer's cart weie precipitated into the North Loch, from the road at the back of the Bank of Scotland, owing to the driver being drunk. The horse was a good deal stunned ; but, after lying a considerable time, wis able to resume his labour. A horse and cart, bearing a large log of timber, on F rday morning, fell over the new mound, near the centre, where the bank is highest, and it is wondeiful neither the animal nor the carriage sustained any mateiial injury. This accident may perhaps suggest the propriety of having the west as weil as the east fide ot this mcund railed in. The Ci'cuit Court of Justiciaiy was opened at Stirling on Friday last, by the light honourable L u d P I T M I L L Y . There were only four trials- One man wa » sentenced to fourteen years's transportation for tlielt; another to six months' imprisonment for a similar ciime ; and two were acquitted. We understand that a person of the name of Lanchlan Stewart, a native of Perthshire, who for some time past has been travelling the country under the assumed titles ot Colonel and Captain Stewart efUphali, and various other titles, was apprehend ed on Friday last by the officers of Police., and is row detained in lhat office on a multiplicity ot charges of a swindling nature. A number of men were on Wednesday last employed in erecting a pump in Mr Fraser's brew ery, Inverness ; the pump was so large that it was und necessary to pass it in by tl e roof, for which j, jrp ise a scaffolding was erected, and, by a rope passed over a pully, the pump was raised to the hole in thtt roof, when unfoitunately the rope gave way, and twist ing round theneck of one ofthe men, suspended him in the air: lie wasmstantlycutdown, and medical assistance procured, and although nearly a < juaiter of an hour elapsed before suspended animation was ifstored, we are luppy to hear the man is doing well. Several ot the oilier workmen were huit by the sudden jerk on the breaking of the rope ; the pump penetrated into the earth three feet by the fall. The annual Head Court of the Guildly Incorporation of Montrose took place there on Wednesday, in the Townhall, Thomas Ross, Esq. Dean of Guild, in the chair. Fie opened the business of the meeting by reading a resolution of a former meeting of Guild, voting the thanks of the Guildry, and a piece of plate, to Mr James Bisset, for his services in recovering their rights, and he then, in a hand- ome speech, presented Mr Bisset with a silver box of very elegant workmanship, and with » i inscription expressive of the resolution of the Guild ; to which Mr Bisset returned a short and appropriate reply. The state of the funds of the Corporation was read to the Court. It was then moved, and carried unanimously, that no regular election of Dean and Council should now be made, as the election under the act and warrant of the Kisg and Council would probably soon take place ; that therefore the lateDeanand Council shouldbecontinued, to act as a Preses and Committee till that period : and that the, other officers should also be continued till that time. It was then moved by Mr Clerk, and seconded by Mr Bisset, that this Court recommend to the new Town Council, to be elected by poll, that they make a new arrangement as to the rank and precedence of the Dean of Guild ; that he shall, in future, be Preses of the Council, in the absence of the Provost, and take his rank in Council next to him. Tbis motion was strongly opposed by Dr Gibson aod some other members, but carried by a very great majority. Several other matters were discussed when the Court adjourned, till summoned to meet under the act and warrant of the Crowo. The meeting was numerous and respectable. At Leitb, Duncan Macnali, Esq. Deputy Assistant Commissary- General to the forces, to Miss Elizabeth M. Campbell, eldest daughter of Duncan Campbell, Esq. Sheriff- substitute, Campbeltown. Ou the 8th of Sept. at Kirkcaldy, by the Rev. James Walker, minister cf the Episcopal Chapel there, Mr Henry Charles Frederick Johnston, o'f Shureditch, London, to Miss Mary Ann Hammond, of K'rkcaldy. At Dunino Manse, Fifeshire, on the 8th curt. Charles Roger, Esq. Dundee, lo Anne, daughter of the lale John Cruikbhank, Esq. of the island of St Vincent. At Annanhill, on the 8th curt. Robert Buchanan, Esq. merchant in Glasgow, to Miss Margaret Dunlop, daughter of the late William Dunlop, Esq. of Annauhill. — B I R T H S — On the 81st August, at Malints, the Lady of Archibald Macnub, Esq. of a son. On the loth inst. in George Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Hagart of Bantaskine, of a daughter. On Tuesday ihe 9th September, Mrs Thomson, Newbattle ntanse, of a son. At Edinburgh Castle, on the lOih curt, the Lady of Major Graham, 88th regiment, of a son. At Fogorigg, on the 8th curt. Mrs Bird, of a daughter. On the 9th curt, at Wertwood, near Southampton, the Lady of Rear- Admiral Otway, of a daughter. — DIED— At his house, Prince's Street, Edinburgh, on tbe 9th inst. Forrest Dewar, Esq. surgeon, Edinburgh. Ac Sellisle, on the 6th curt. Mrs Hamilton, of Pinmore. On the 21st ult. at Delbandj, in Glenlivat, parish ol Inveraven, Banffshire, J dm Stewart, messenger at arms, at the advanced age of 101. Oa the Sd curt, at his seat of Tonley, in Aberdeenshire, in the 84th year of his age, James Byres, Esq. On the 6th curt, at Dumfries, Mis Jmet Paul, aged 80, wife of Mr William Taylor, watchmaker. She was the only surviving sister ol the celebrated Paul Junes. MISCELLANEOUS. On the 27th ult. a young man, a fatmer's servant, resided at Sutton- on- the Hill, in the neighb> uihood of Dei by, in a moment of despondency, put a period to his existence in a very singular way. being employed with his master's team in cariying giavel on the toad, he sent a boy, who was then assisting him, foiward on some trilling pretence : he then laid his whip and hat down together at a distance of a few yards, and deliberately placed himself in a longitudinal direction, with bis face downwards, his hands being underneath his face, in the tract of one ot the wheels of the cart, which, passing over bis bead, back, thigh, and leg, caused instantaneous death. It is supposed an lmprudent connection with a fellow female seivant was the cause of this desperate act. A Mr W- , of York, last week poisoned himself, under tbe following circumstances :— He SXQUESTSATIONS, . To'nn Easrcn merchant, Edinburgh. Creditors meet in John's Coffeehouse there, on 19th curt, and 10th October next,| at one'r. M. to choose interim factor and trustee. Examination.— William Leitch, merchant, Glasgow ; in the Court- hall there, 011 22d curt, and 7th Oct. next, » t 12 noon. Creditors meet in the Prince of Wales Tavern there, on 8th and 22d October next, at 12 noon, for the purposes mentioned in the statute. Claims to be lodged before 2d June next. John Russell, mercantile agent and manufacturer, South Bridge Street, Edinburgh ; in the Exchange Coffeehi use there, on lst and lath October, at 12 noon to examine the tr'.'. tees' accounts. Notice to CrcrfioTS— Patrick Wallace, merchant, Bre chin, claims to be lodged with Geotge Anderson, writer, Brechin, the trusr- disponee. Application, for Discharge.— William Parke and Alexander Law, merchants in Greenock, indvidual partners of Parke, Law, and Cumpany, merchants there, and Robert Johnston and Company, merchants in Newfoundland. M A R R I E D At Edinburgh, in the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, by - the Rev. Archibald Alison, James Octherlony Lockharr. Mure, Esq. of Livingston, to Margaret Ltarmoiith of ?* rklull. had come home late one evening, and his wife happening, next morning, to put her hand in his pocket, found a paper containing a large quantity ot corrosive sublimate of mercury After vainly endeavouring to make her husband account for its being in his possession, she mentioned the circumstance to some friends, who as a measure of precaution, for the safety of Mr W. himself, advised her to have him apprehended. This was accordingly done. The unhappy man was taken into custody, and carried to the house ot correction. Fleie he asked for a glass of water ; and observed, alter he had drank it, that he had taken something better than water. He expired a short time afterwards, in the most excruciating agony. BLASTING.— The danger in blasting, it is well known, arises from the risk ot the pricker eliciting a spark of fire by friction with tbe rock or rammer, in the operation of ramming the wadding : now, by using loose 6and instead of a hard- rammed wadding of pounded stone, the pricker and rammer ( or punch) are rendered unnecessary, and all danger is consequently removed. The primed straw is simply inserted into the powder., and the loose sand poured in over the powder. When the bore is in a nearly horizontal direction, the straw, wbich would be in danger of being crushed, is easily preserved by enclosing it in a small cylindrical tube of sheet iron or copper. The efficiency ot loose sand in blasting has been completely established, however incredible it may at first sight appear."" It is stated, in a valuable article on this subject in the second part of the 2d volume of the Supplement to the Encyclopiedia Britannica, lately published, that the method has been followed in this country with success for several years, in Lord Elgin's extensive works at. Charlestown ; and the writer ol the article alluded to ( that ingenious and skilful civil engineer, Mr Stevenson) had an opportunity of trying the comparative effect of blasts wadded with loose sand, and those with pounded stones hard rammed into the bore, in the late operations on the Calton- hill at Edinburgh ; and he says, " it was invariably found, that when the powder was wadded with 6and, the effect in tearing or blasting tbe rock was a3 great as when the more commonly followed method of ramming with pounded stones was adopted. In the judgment of the contractors, the fragments of the rock bad a greater tendency to fly to a distance when sand only was used ; but tbere was as great a bulk of the rock raised by the shot wadded with sand as by that which was rammed in the usual way ; and in practice it was found, that the shots with sand were not more liable to fail, or blow without doing execution, than those which were rammed."—" Trial was also made of gunpowder without any wadding, but no adequate effect was produced— so that it appears that the extrication of the elastic fluid of gunpowder and its effects are so instantaneous, that it is not essential in what manner the wadding is effected, provided the atmospheric air Is not in immediate contact with the fluid ; otherwise it appears to divide, and its effects to be lost in space." Among the various articles of Biitish commerce which have experienced the influence of the favourable prospeets that are opening on the country, copper is one by no means the least important. We have to state, that copper has experienced a rise of twenty per cent, above the price at which it stood about three months ago, and of thirty per cent., above the lowest price of its depression. A beautiful and interesting girl, about nine years of age, walking with her mother, ( one of tbe visitants,) on tbe cliff' at Margate, on Sunday last, was { suddenly missed, and on further search, it was discovered, lamentably afflicting to relate, that she had fallen into the cliff, and ihe tide being oft, was lying dead on the beach below. The Sydney Gazette ( New South Wa'es newspaper) mentions two well- authenticated instances of the extreme virulence of animal poison, which exceeds every thing formerly known.— John Wood a private ofthe Royal Veteran Company, on duty, was bitten by a snake, and survived only a few moments. The fatal wound was inflicted on his foot, when, putting his hand upon it, he had scarcely time to implore the mercy ot God, when he fell on his face and instantly expired. In a few hours his body was entirely putrid. A sheep also, belonging to a Mr Lawson, was bitten and died immediately. Symtoms ol putrescence succeeded in few moments. These serpents are said to be about six or seven feet long, of a daik colour, and have very large heads. A Peach Was gathered oil the 5th of this moftth from the common wall in tbe gatden of Charles Hoare Esq. Luscombe, Devon, which measured 11 inches round and Weighed 11 ounces. On the 27th ult. died, Mr Sims, a respectable old man of Brighton. Ffpon hearing of an accident to one of his Sons, who tell from a scaffolding, it so oppressed his feelings, that lie retired to his chamber, and in a few minutes expired with a broken heart. • NARROW ESCAPE. Thursday the Brighton and Worthing Day Coach going at a shaip trot over Worth Cliffs, being at the time heavily loaded, the horses became restive, and in the contusion the reins became entangled ; the horses darted towards the edge ot the Cliff; the passengers expected to be precipitated every moment with the coach and hotses over the Cliff. The danger at one time was so extreme that the wheels of the coach weie within three inches of the edge of the precipice, which is an bundled feet deep ! Fortunately, though all were frightened, none were hurt. EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES.— We haVe learnt with pleasure that Egypt still continues to afford to our lesidents and travellers in that country a rich harvest of discovery. We are led to expect shortly from Mr Salte, our Consul- General in that country, a more correct transcript of the inscription on the column of Diocletian ( commonly called that ol Pompey) than has hitherto appeared ; and we understand that the same ardent traveller, assisted by a foreign officer of the name of Cariglio, has not on ly succeeded in transporting from Thebes very interesting fragments of Egyptian sculpture, but lias also discovered a passage cut in the solid rock 400 feet in length, under the great pyramid, with charn bers at the lower extremity, and a communication with the mysterious well, which has hitherto puzzl ed all our antiquaries and travellers. Excavations have also been effected among the sepulchral structuies in the neighbourhood upon the desert; and amongst other curiosities, a small temple, and tine granite tablet, have been discovered between the lion's paws of the Sphinx. PASSPORTS.— In the time of Queen Elizabeth when pei sons demanded passports, with the design of travelling on the Continent, they were usually questioned respecting their object by Loid Bui leigh, or his Secretaries. If business or health called them away, passports were for those reasons given them ; but, if it was mere curiosity to see the woild, as it is called, that moved them, a desire ot becoming acquainted with the manners, customs, arts, and antiquities of our neighbours, tbey were strictly questioned respecting their knowledge ot those things in their Own country, and if found ignorant, they were told to travel first at home, theie being as much to be known in England as elsewhere, and it being disgraceful to the nation that persons unacquainted with their native country, should expose themselves in foreign nations. It is said rliat the King of Spain bas presented the Duke of Wellington with the celebrated picture of Correggio, which has for some time been in his Grace's possession. The subject is, Christ in the Garden. This picture is of the cabinet size, and in the highest state of preservation. It was carried off from Madrid by Joseph Buonaparte, and found j in his carriage, which he had abandoned on his retreat. WATERLOO.— THE SCOTS GREYS.— Two troops | of this gallant regiment are ai piesent stationed in this city ; some of them, who were engaged " mid the din of arms," at the ever- to be lemembered battle of Waterloo, relate the following anecdote of the daring spirit of Capt. Cape, who is at present quartered here with his troop: During the heat ot the battle, and after his regiment had been shockingly cut up, he, with a boldness and intrepidity truly characteristic of the spirit ot Englishmen, resolutely charged a large body of the enemy's cavalry, at tbe head of only six men I waving and cheering them on to the attack, amid^ the lire and smoke of an infuriated enemy.— Car/ hit: Journal. STATE or THE COUNTRY. Commerce, Crops, Markets, Manufactures, See. The late glorious change in the weather has created a scene of industrious bustle throughout this county, and the landscape in all directions presents a continued view ol moving industry in every field, the humble gleaner and the hardy labourer being alike cheerfully employed in gathering the abundant produce of the land, beneath the smiling canopy ot a propitious sky. For this important change, the warmest gratitude ot man is due to that Being— " Who pours abundance o'er the flowing fields." ( Hertford Journal. Since our last publication, the weather has been as propitious as the warmest friend of his country could desire ; and reaping, mowing, and carrying to the garner, have been the continued and cheering employments ofthe agriculturists through the whole ot this fertile district. With the exception of late sown and cold lands, theie will not, in all probability, be more than a v. ry trifling portion of the crops in Shropshire and the adjoining paits ot England and North Wales standing at the close ol the current week. The produce of the piesent harvest is fine in quality, and exceedingly abundant. Samples of beauutul new wheat were exhibited in our maiket on Saturday.— Salopian Journal. There was a greater supply of grain at Egremont market, on Saturday last, than has been known at any former period, particular ly new barley, which sold at a very reduced price. A large quantity re mained unsold.— Cumberland Packet. WORCESTER, Sept. 5.— The sudden change in the weather has had so beneficial an influence upon the Hop plantation, both here and in Kent, that the duty, which a week ago was as low as 70,000/. has risen to 75, 78, and even 80,000/ and will no doubt be higher, it the present weather continues. Corn Exchange, Sept. 12.— Our market continues very heavy for all grain, but the tew samples I of fine wheat tbat were got off this morning, were full 4 shillings per quarter lower than on Monday; and no sale for the interior qualities at any price. Bailey, Pease, Beans, and Oats aie also 2s. per quarter cheaper, and dull sale at that reduction. The crops in the neighbourhood of Richmond and Twickenham are remarkably fine this year. The wheat is particularly abundant and of a superior quality. Few of the inhabitants remember a season at once so profitable, and so free from blighting frosts. The last fortnight has been extremely favourable, and the people, full of gratitude to that Providence which bas so largely blessed their labour, are collecting in the harvest with amazing rapidity. The continuance of fine weather has produced a wonderful change in the appearance tf the country : we are in the heart of our harvest, and corn and oats are carrying in almost every direction. The wheats and oats are clcan and plump : some good samples were shewn in our market on Monday. Concurring accounts state that this will be one of the finest harvests ever remembered.— Staffordshire Gazette. We have enjoyed, since Thursday1, almost perpetual sunshine; and the Weather has been particularly favourable for the ingathering of the piecious fruits which a beneficent God has scattered in rich abundance, over the face of the earth. Several fields of wheat have been cut in this neighbourhood, as well as sever. il on the opposite side of tbe river. In Shropshire the crop ot barley is unprecedented. In Cheshiie neaily the whole of the crop has been well boused ; and like favourable reports have been received from all parts of the empire. Such goodness on the part of the Creator requires coriespondent emotions of gratitude and thanksgiving from us the recipients ol his bounty, and ought to fill our hearts with gladness.— Liverpool Courier. The weather continues delightful : there is now little doubt of an abundant harvest, Evetywhere has the demand become activu tor labourers. The markets are descending almost as rapidly as they were rising at this period last year. That the crop will be very great, we believe, is nuw acknowledged on all hands. As some proof of its abundance, we give the following calculation ( grounded 011 actual counting), with which we have been favouied by a gentleman, who faints, some lands in the neighborhood of the Circularroad :— Four Grains Oats have produced lst Stool, 7 Stems, produced 421 grains. 2d .... 8 5 51 ... Sd . . . 9 603 ... 4th .... 12 697 ... Total 21* 72 Besides several hundred grains devoured by the birds, or shook from the ear bv accident. The stems are very large, measuring from four feet four inches to four feet one inch. It is seldom that there is so much, and such a hardy stalk, when the grain is so abundant— the fact is, that, as we aie well assuied, there was never such a year for straw as weli as for corn as tliw promises to be.— Dublin Evening Post. We are inloi med the Commissioners under the Eau Brink Di linage Acts have obtained a loan ot 15, COOl, from Government: and that this work, deemed so essential for the drainage of the fens, as well as the improvement ot the navigation between Cambridge and Lynn, will be commenced immediately after harvest. It is said the making of this cut will employ an immense number ot l., bourers during the next two years, to the gteat relief of that part of the country.— Cambridge Chronicle. At length we may terminate the pleasing duty wh eh we have imposed on ourselves during the last ihree or four weeks of regularly laying before our readers the accounts which reached us from all paits of the empire respecting the haivest; now, by the blessing of Providence, placed beyond the reach of accident. In the northern paits of the kingdom, theie is stiil some corn to get in ; but in all the southern, western, and midland districts, it is entirely housed in the best condition. The reports concur in describing the new grain to be as excellent in quali y, as it is abundant in quantity. The parishes in Nottinghamshire, awaie of the great advantage Leicestershire has derived from the late legulations, have come to the resolution hot to manufactuie hosiery, or to send men to get work at reduced prices, in consequence ot which the liberal manufacturers have agreed to advance the wages of the frame- woik knitters, which, with the abundant harvest, will enable the industrious to maintain their families without parochial aid. Leicester Journal. So great is the demand for British bar iron, that an advance of from 40 to 50 per cent, has taken place within these few weeks on that article. MAIDSTONE, Sept. 2.— The hops in this neighbourhood have improved generally since last week, more particularly tbe grape and rougher sorts. The Golding and Canterbury are in some degree affected by the mould, and have not made that progress we expected. Tlie quality will be excellent. Picking wiil become general this and next week. Mr Ellis of Banning, tlie largest hop- grower in England, commenced picking on Monday, and has engaged 2,700 persons in his exter. sive plantations. COMPARATIVE BANKRUPTCIES.— The following is a comparative view of the number of bankruptcies f r om J u l y 1. to September 3. in 1 8 1 6 and 1 8 1 7 : — 1816. 1817. July 2 . 10 6 . • . . 22 5 . . . . . 17 9 * -, . • . 16 a . . . . . 12 13 . . . . 23 1 2 . . . 19 15 . . . . 21 20 . . . 20 19 9 ' 23 . 14 22 7 27 • 15 26 11 30 • 24 29 9 Aug. 3 . 20 Aug. 2 1 1 6 21 5 . . 8 10 . 25 9 15 13 . 12 12 17 17 . , 18 16 4 20 14 19 12 24 , 18 23 11 27 12 26 6 31 18 30 8 Sept. 3 • 5 Sept. 2 2 327 .207 By which it appears, that in the whole period, of 9 weeks there is a diminution in favour of 1817 of more than one- third ; and in the latter 7 vie ks, a diminution ot neaily one- halt ot the number ot bankruptcies. GAME.— The following is said to be a correct report of the game this season ;— Pheasants, a moderate breed ; hares, numerous ; partiidg. es, a fair season, yet deficient in some places, especially en cold lands. A letter from a friend in the New Forest says, " Leverets are abundant ; partridges are rather scarce, except in particular situations, owing to the wetness of the season." The Turf is at present at a low ebb. It is supposed that the whole betting of the two last years has not been mare than forty per cent, upon that ot the two pre eiin, T. It is proposed by the French Academy to institute an annual prize for the work which shall be judged most conducive to the re- estabhshment of good morals on sound doctrines. The Emperor of all the Conjurors had his pocket picked of three pounds, on Yoik lace- course. Should Mr Roger O'Connor succeed Lord Cochrane at Westminster, the electors will at least have had two tried lepresentatives. Mrs Cobbett and her family embaiked at Liverpool, a few days ago, to join her husband in the United States ot America. FISHERIES.— The following may be stated to be the result of the fishing this season :— About 150 vessels were engaged ; of these five weie lost, and the remainder have from 750 to 800 fish, which at a moderate computation may yield 11,000 tuns of oil. Last season the quantity was 12,500 tuns. A great advance has consequently taken place in the prices; Greenland oil ( chiefly II not entiiely from speculation) has advanced rapidly from 27/ i to 45/. per tun. Last year the prices began at about 28/. The following case exhibited a sad picture of youthful depravity :— A little gitl, not exceeding 12 years of age, was put to the bar, charged with wandering about the streets at night, and having no fixed place of abode. The father of this girl, a poor labouring man, attended, and gave a mostdistrussing account of her. He stated that every attempt to make her lead a life ot industry had failed— he had locked her up in the closest confinement; that, upon one occassion, she had unguardedly been 6e:, t to the well for water, when she absconded, and was heard no more ot until wandering betwixt Canterbmy and Dover; that a gentleman had taken her into his family at Dover, from whence she again absconded, and Was found wandering in London ; that upon receiving her back, he ( the father) had taken every care to keep her at home, butaboutsix weeks ago, 6he having begged hard io be taken to church, he indulged iier, but, in going in at the church door, she again gave bim the slip, and he never saw her or heard any thing of her until now he saw her at the bar, and lie begged the magistrate to send her to Bridewell as an act of charity. The girl, having been interrogated by the magistrate, acknowledged tbe whole facts, and that her father and mother had been kind to her. The magistrate humanely recommended to her father to make anotlier trial of her, as he was unwilling to send such a young creature to Bridewell ; and promised that he would get her put into a free school. The colessal statue of Bonaparte, by Canova, which the Prince Regent lately presented to tl e Duke of Wellington, has been just removed to Apsley House* Hyde Park Coiner, the residence of the Duke. In six of the Gazettes of February and Marclv of the present year the number of Bankrupts amounted altogether to one hundred and sixty- four. In the six last Gazettes the whole number has been fortyfour. In that of yesterday evening, the number of bankrupts is reduced to two I A NEW PRODUCT FROM POTATOES.— An ?, pothecaiy of Amiens has just obtained a new and very lucrative product from potatoes, in burning the stalks and leaves of the plant, to extract the potash, which it contains in abundance. This method consists in cutting the plant, just when the flower begins to wither, at which time the stalk is in full vigour. He cuts them five inches from the ground, wilh a veiy sharp instrument. The stumps left soon push forth new shoots, which suffice ta bring the roots to maturity. The plants cut down are left upon the field eight days, to dry them properly. They are then burnt as the manufacturers of soda burn the kali, in a hole five feet in diameter and two feet deep, washing the ashes, and evaporating the ley. By this process two thousand five hundred pounds weight of the salt is obtained per acre. The author of this process calculates, that an acre of potatoes, deducting the expenses of cultivation, will produce potatoes to the value of 225 francs ; and in salt, deducting the expenses of manufacturing, 816 francs; in all 1041 francs.— Literary Gazette. COFFEE- HOUSES;— It is recotded in a view of London, published neaily a century ago, that " the first coffee- house ever opened in England was kept by a baiber, named James Farr, at the sign of the rainbow, opposite Chancery- lane. Inl708hewas presented by the Inquest ot St Dunstan's in the West, for making and selling an outlandish liquor called coffee, to the great nuisance and piejudice of the health of the neighbourhood." Who would have imagined then, that fifty years after the above period, such nuisances would have increased in number to 3000 ? In 1768, when signs were taken down to give a freer circulation to the air of the metropolis, and the streets paved in the present manner, the numerous little taverns decreased, but coffee- houses continued to multiply* in Consequence of the College oi Physicians publicly stating that coffee was a wholesome beverage, The coffeehouses in London and its environs now exceed 9000 in number. A New York paper states, that an Italian, named Ange Pienori, had, in a fit of brutal jealousy, bitten off his wife's nose, who is described as a woman of singular beauty and refinement of mannets, The police were in vigorous pursuit of the ruffian, A girl is exhibiting in Paris, who, though seven years old, is but 18 inches high, and weighs only j six pounds. She is well propoitioned, and converses with great sprightliness and intelligence. Extract of a letter from St Helena, dated in June last:— Madame Bertrand continues the same gay Creature as ever. She was brought to bed a few days ago, Bonaparte paid her a lying- in visit. She took her child in her arms, and presented it to the Ex- Empeior, saying, " Sire, I have the pleasure of showing you a great curiosity-- in a word an unique— ihe first stranger that ever was allowed to approach your Majesty in this island, with' ut permission from the Governor, or an order from the Secretary of State." Bonaparte was quite pleased with the bon mot, and laughed heartily. CONSUMPTION CURED.--—- We understand that two men, belonging to his Majesty's ship Queen Charlotte, have lately been cured of confirmed phthisis, 01 consumption, by means o f t h e peifume of pitch, under the immediate care of the medical officer of that ship, Dr Lazzaretto, who, finding the disorder increase, and the medicine to have no effect, obtained leave lor them to be taken on shore to the pitch- house, in the dock- yard, which was repeated several times, from which they recovered their appetites, lost their coughs, and are fast gaining strength— London Star. P E R T II. T H U R S D A Y , SEPTEMBER 1 8 , 1 8 1 7. THE French Papers announce the execution of Desbans and Chayoux, who were lately condemned for the meditated assassination of Monsieur and his sons. Tbe prisoners met their fare with a sang froid, which is often mistaken for fortitude, but which* in a Frenchman, is generally the offspring of vanity, and proceeds from a silly desire of doing something for e j f t d , without the smallest regard to time, place, circumstance, or occasion Thus Chayoux, on being informed, lhat previous to his execution, he was to be deprived of his decorations, and degraded from the Legion of Honour, instant, ly tore off the ribbon and the cross, and wrapping them together, eagerly swallowed them, supposing, no doubt, tbat by this means he would at once avoid the most disgraceful part of his sentence, and command the admiration of his countrymen. Commerce appears to be reviving tn France, a3 well as in this country. Havre is.. particularly mentioned as the busy scene of mercantile speculation, several vessels having been lately freighted from it to the Baltic, the West Indies, and America. The dis. I turbances which were reported to have occurred at Lyons, either never actually took place, or, were too inconsiderable to excite alarm. The Flanders mail has brought the decision of the Tribunal at Ghent, in the case of the Duke of Wellington against the Editor of the West. Flanders Journal. His Grace has been nonsuited, and ordained by the G u t to pay the expenses of process. The article contained in th? paper which gaVe offence to his Grace, insinuated that, in consequence of his powerful recommendation, a person had been continued in the Government of a certain colony, because he had formetly administered it for the interests of Great Britain. The grounds of the decision pronounced by the Court were, that such an allegation not being calculated to expose his Grace to the consequences of Criminal or correctional action, or to the contempt and hatred of the public, the complaint against the Editor was inadmissible ; while, at the same time, the 194th article of the Code of Criminal Procedure adjudged the plaintiff to pay the costs of prosecution, both . owards the public and the defendant. We learn by the same channel of information, that Colonel Masseftbach, who lately distinguished himself by his zealous opposition to the Constitution which the King of Wertemberg offered to his subjects, has been arrested at Frankfort and conveyed a close prisoner to the fortress at Custiin. The offence with which he is charged by the Prussian Government, consists in the retention of certain public documents entrusted to him when he was in the Prussian service, and which he now jefuses to deliver up, unless by purchase. New York papers have been• received to the 11th ult. It appears by these papers that a battle has been fought at Amelia island, the result cf which seems to have been favourable to the cause of the Patriots. The particulars of the action were not known, the vessel which Jbrtmglu the account of it having sailed before the affair was terminated ; but as the Independant flag was shortly after teen waving on the forts, it is inferred that M'Gregor must have been successful. If this account can be, relied upon, we may expect to hear soon of this intrepid Chief advancing to attack the principal posts, by which the Spaniards hold possession of the Fioiidas. The uninterrupted fine weather which the country has enjoyed fur the last fortnight has had the happiest effects on the crops. In the southern, eastern, and western districts of England the harves' is stated to be over; in the more northern parts of the island, it is every where going on briskly, and promises to be finished much earlier, than at one pe riod could have been anticipated. All accounts agree that the grain is as excellent in quality, as it it abundant in quantity. Died on the 2d curt, ot Pitcairtifield, near Perth, Mrs Robert Sutherland, much and justly regretted. Last week, David Anderson, residing near Powgtvie, ( formerly. an inhabitant of this City) was unfortunately drowned in the Tay. It appears he had gone at low water upon the sands, which in that neighbourhood extend a great distance from the shore, for the purpose of going on board a vessel of which he was owner; but from the violence of a southerly wind then blowing was unable to make himself heard by thectew, and, being speedily surrounded by the rising tide, could not extricate himself. When his body was found it was naked, with the exception of a handkerchief tied round the head, from which it is infened that he had stripped off his clothes, and attempted to save himself by swimming. On Thursday last, about one o'clock, a fine girl of. 4 years of age, belonging to William Livingston, Powmarium, who had been incautiously left alone in the house while her mother went out for water, was so dreadfully burnt, in consequence of her clothes having caught fire, that her life was despaired of. We are glad to hear, however, that by the timely application of medical aid, she is now so much relieved as to afford hopes of her recovery. This day a poor man, apparently between 70 and SO years old, was found dead, lying beside the small stream of water on the Crieff road, about a mile froro the Ciiy. His clothes were quite wet Nothing is yet ascertained lespecting the cause of his death. The body is lying in the room below the Session house. A Fir tree of the Larch species, was lately cut down at Blair, which measured 2- 1- 7 solid feet. A Pear tree in the garden at Moncrieff- House, has produced a regular succession of blossoms during the whole of the aeasom At present it exhi- ^ uestlorts in Arithmetic Were proposed, at the desire of Mr K. by Mr Anderson, the Rector of the Academy, all of which they solved with a readiness, and accuracy which would have done credit to boys at their age, in the full possession of ail their senses. But it was in the delinition of simple as well as abstract terms, and in the appropriate use of these, that the excellence of Mr K.' s mode of instruction was chiefly apparent ; for not only were distinct explanations given of the different subjects proposed, but the use ofthe terms by which they are expressed was illustrated by varied and well chosen applications of them. With this part of the exhibition the audience seemed to be much pleased, and frequently expressed their approbation in a manner which could not fail to be highly gratifying to Mr K. Nor must we omit to mention that the knowledge displayed by the youth in the Shorter Catechism, and the History of the Life of Christ, was such as to deserve the highest commendation, and to reflect much honour on their Worthy and respectable teacher : the eldest of the boys in particular not only answered distinctly every question proposed, but accompanied each answer with an extempore commentary, which left no doubt that he fully comprehended its meaning. The articulation, though by no means adorned with the graceful inflexions of a well modulated voice, was wonderfully distinct, accurate, and intelligible. The exhibition concluded with a sort of " dictation bysigns,"- which appeared to be extremely expressive, and were perfectly understood by the youth themselves, as they instantly wrote down on a slate the sentiments intended to be conveyed. Mr K. then lead a few of their unprompted letters, which were listened to with the most earnest attention : several of them were of a humorous cast, and excited some merriment, while others were tinged With a colouring of rational and enlightened piety, which served to reprove the heedless ingratitude of those who, with greater advantages, are less satisfied with the lot which has been assigned them. Mr K. having sat down, the audience wa9 addressed by the R? v, Mr Thomson, who, after paying some well deserved compliments to the respectable and worthy individual, the effects of whose zealous and unwearied exertions in the cause of humanity tbey had just witnessed, solicited with a glowing eloquence, and much cogency of argument, their sympathy in behalf of numbers of their fellow- creatures who laboured uader the same bodily defects as the youth before them, and who without their friendly aid must fall a prey to ignorance and vice,— become a burden to their friends, and a nuisance to the community. He alluded to the resolutions which had been adopted in other places, and expressed a hope that the inhabitants of Perth, who have ever been distinguished by their liberality in similar cases, would not with- hold their support from the Deaf and Dumb Institution, convinced, as they now must be, of its excellent effects. He concluded with an appeal to our Constituted Authorities, and proposed that a public meeting should be held on some day of the ensuing week, with a view of co- operating with the Deaf and Dumb Institution of Edinburgh. This motion was seconded by Mr Young of Belwood, and supported by the Rev. Mr P. ingle. The motion having been unanimously agreed to, it was proposed that as the Guild Hall was too small to accommodate all who might be disposed to attend the exhibition in the evening, Mr Kinniburgh should hold his next meeting in the Middle Church. At 6 o'clock in the evening Mr K. accordingly resumed his examination of the interesting youth under his charge before a very numerous audience, who seemed to he more and more impressed with a conviction of the utility of his labours, and of the imperious duty, on the part of the public, of opening up for him a wider sphere of exertion. The examination was conducted in the same manner as in the forenoon, and gave equal satisfaction. Towards the close of the exhibition, a circumstance occurred, which, while it afforded a good deal of amusement to the audience, was well calcu- III. Oh ! ttrike the wild harp, all its magic awaWi>, In the sweetest of strain, to the manes of the b r a v t, Who, in the dread conflict, with courage unshaken, Shed life's warm stream, Scotia's honour to save. IV. The sons of her rocks ever stride Oti to glory, While their bosoms exulting triumph in her name, Eimbiazoncd sublime in the bard's raptUred story, Oh ! where is the land that can equal her fame. V. While the brave all around in their hearts blood are weltring, T h e i r tartans proud shiiiC in tbe bustle of death ; With the home of their tires on their tongues faintly faultering ; They wave their plume bonnets with the last grasp of breath. Ma EDITOR,— Should the above help to fill a little vacant room, it is heartily at your service. Your's, J. S. To the EDITOR o f the PERTH COURIER. SIR,— You are probably aware that it has for some time been in contemplation by the Magistrates of this city to improve the navigation of our noble river, by constructing Wet Docks behind tbe Lime- sheds, and connecting them with the Tay, by a navigable Canal to join the river at the Friarton hole. This plan has undergone much discussion of late ; and 1 am told, the princi pal impediment consists of an apprehended opposition on tbe part of the county gentlemen, to an act of Parliament being obtained for the measure, under the impression that they would bave to pay much higher for their bulky commodities, on account of higher shore dues, or canal rates. To remove that erroneous impression, is my motive for addressing you, and I rhink this will be best done by referring to " experience, and evidence of facts.* It is generally known to those concerned with navigation in this neighbourhood, that a vessel of 75 or SO tons burden, may, during the lowest tides ( commonly called neap), be easily brought to the Friarton hole, on being lightened of a small part of her cargo. Upon arrival there, a few hours would certainly suffice to conduct her to the docks, were the intended plan completed ; whereas, at present, it is notorious that vessels of that description often lie within three miles of the city, waiting for spring tides to carry them to the port. No remedy exists for this delay but lightening vessels of half or two- thirds of their cargoes, by boats, which costs, on an average, about four pounds, in tht • case cif vessels of the size mentioned. The expense in the one case, and the delay in the other, must unquestionably attach to the freight, and I think a little consideration will evince that this freight is hereby made higher than it womld be by the highest rate of Shore or Dock dues, as yet contemplated for the new undertaking. The present rate of Shore dues is 3d per ton, which on a cargo of 80 tons amounts to 20s., and as it appears by a survey made some years ago hy MR RENNIE, that a duty of a 6d. per ton on tile vessels which arrive here annually, would yield 10 or 12 per cent, on the Capital sunk in the proposed improvement, it is evident that the expense to those vessels which are not so fortunate as to arrive during the highest spring tides, will be much less than it is at present; but another important consideration must be added, viz. that from the great abridgement of detention here, three coasting voyages at least would be performed in the time tbat two are at present, which surely would lead to a reduction instead of an augmentation in the general rate of freights to and from this place. 1 presume to solicit a ptice in your paper for these hasty reflections, and shall feel truly happy il they prove the mean- of exciting the attention of abler correspondents to the subject, which is certainly one of vital importance to the general trade of this city and neighbourhood.— I am, Sir, Your very humble Servant, . AI U O K. CIRCUIT COURT. Wednesday, Sept. 17, The Circuit Court of Justiciary was tbis day opened by the R i g h t Hon. L o r d s JUSTICE CLERK and R I S T O N. Walter Graham, late weaver in Perth, was first called, accused of assault and robbery, but having failed to appeur, the usual sentence of outlawry wat pronounced against him, Alex. Preston and Ninian Allan were then brought to the bar, charged with theft and housebreaking. There were three acts of theft libelled; one of - a silver watch, and the other of some wearing apparel. The pannelt pleaded Guilty. Mr Menzies, their Counsel, then addressed the Court, star- y. g tbe youth of on- of tbe pannels, who waa hut 14 years of age, and iheir former good character, as established by certificates which he . , ... . . - read, as motives for mitigating their punishment. The lated to Illustrate the advantages of the D u m b being i Court pronounced sentence of tran- portation beyond seas able to communicate their sentiments to one ano- ' for the period of 7 years. ther by means ol natural signs. Mr Kinniburgh having informed the meeting that his pupils, cultivated a kind of natural language, which enabled them, through the medium of signs and gesticulations, to cany on conversation with other persons in the same unfqrtunatecii cumstances, even though they had received no previous instruction, it was mentioned that a Deaf and Duriib lad was present : he was accoidingly brought foi ward at Mr K.-' sdesire, and being placed in a conspicuous situation, a very interesting interview took place between him and one of the oldest of the boys, in the course of, which his age, profession, place of residence, weekly earnings, and other circumstances of a personal nature weie ascertained, with a rapidity and precision which excited the utmost astonishment. After the examination Mr Thomson again addressed the audience on behalf of the Deaf and Dumb, and warmly recommended the Edinburgh Institution for these unfortunate persons, to the support of the humane anj} benevolent of this city. A N O N - D J B C R I P T FISH.— Captain Mudge, one bits a crop of fruit, which are in every stage of' - of the gentlemen employed in the Trigonometrical ^ rnm- psc fi- nm llv'npuilw fntf. mprL t n f hi* rnm 1 O. / progress, from the newly formed, to the complete- ..... I J l. . i . _ _ .. i. i r . i • ly ripe pear. DEAF AND DUMB EXAMINATION. On Friday last, the inhabitants of this city had ao opportunity of witnessing the effects of the admirable system ol instruction, pursued by Mr KINUiBuntJil, in the Deaf and Dumb Institution of Edinburgh; and from the numerous specimens • which were afforded by the youth under his tuition, of their attainments in the ordinary branches of education, all who were piesent seemed not only gratified, but highly delighted, and deeply convinced of the propriety of contributing to the support of an Institution which had been productive of such benign results. In the forenoon, Mr K. exhibited the progress of his pupil ® , in the Guildhall, in the tuesence of the PJght Hon- Lord Gray, the Vice- President of the Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb Institution, and a very numerous and respectable meeting, composed partly of the inhabitants of this city, and partly of persons fiom the neighbourhood, who had been attracted to a spectacle of so much hovelty and interest. After describing, in an address which was drawn tip with much good sehse and feeling, the deplorable and helpless condition of the Deaf and Dumb, and laying before his audience a biief sketch of the means which have been employed, both in ancient and modern times, to remove, or at least, to lessen the disadvantages under which they labour, Mr K. proceeded to exhibit the proficiency of his pupils, and appeab d to it as a proof, that though deprived of one of ihe inlets of knowledge, their minds were nevertheless capable of receiving all the improvements of which our r.. t! onal natuie is susceptible, As a specimen o f " spelling or, the fingers," two of the boys, about twelve years of age, run over the Lord's Prayer in 12 seconds,—- a degree of rapidity which can scarcely be conceived by persons who have never witnessed a similar exhibition. Various Survey, mentioned lately to a gentleman of this place, that, a few days before he left Shetland, he had received a letter from a gentleman of large propetty thete, informing him that a fish, of a very singular appearance, had been taken, off the island of Oust, where Capt. M.~ had been stationed along with M. Biot. The fish was to have been sent to Capt. M. but it did not arrive in time ; and therefore he- knew it only fiom the description given of it by his correspondent, which was very minute and particular. It was of the flat species, about four feet long, and was most amply provided with fins. But its distinguishing peculiarities were two antenna?, or feelers, about eight or tea inches long, standing erect from the head, each crowned with a fine tuft, resembling a flower ; whilst on the under part, near the breast, were two hands, exactly resembling the human hand, except that they were palmated, oi webbed. Captain Mudge, not having time to stay, left instructions with M. Biot, who remained behind for the purpose of contemplating the aurora borealis ( a phenomenon which he bad never seen, and with regard to which he was completely puzzled), to have the fish preserved in spirits, and sent up to London. We may therefore hope to receive a more detailed account of this very singular fish, which, as far as we know, has never been described by any writer on Ichthyology. FOR THE PERTH COURIER. All hail! to the warriors of Scotia's i t em mountains! Welcome her wild blooming glens once again ! While the bard, loud exulting, around the cool fountain To the fame ol' your dctds wakes the pipe's martial strain. II. Oh, Scotia ! thy warrior glows with devotion, When he treads all the scenes to sweet infancy dear; The scenes of his youth wake each tender emotion, While the haunts of his forefather start the sad tear. The diet wis then called against Thomas Douglas, gardiner, residing at the Hawknill of Dundee, accused of culpable homicide and assault; In consequence of a mistake in his designation, tbe public Prostcutor deserted the diet against the pannel pro loco el tempore. Ebza M^ Ewan, prisoner in the tolbooth of Perth, was then brought to the bar, accused of having br- k- n into the shop ot William Thomson, aleseller, South Street, Perth, and stealing therefrom 6 gallons of whisky, and 9d. in copper. ' The libel stated, tbat she had been convicted of theft, at the Perth Circuit, ill September 1815, and sentenced to imprisonment and banishment. She pleaded guihy to the crime charged against her, and was sentenced to 7 years transportation. Tbe next ca- e was that of Euphao Burnet and Mary Ross, charged, at common law, with thelt of a tin oil flask, from the house of Mary Gibson, widow of the deceased William Law, some time smith at Dunhitl, in the parish of Redgorton ; and also under the statute 1 Sth George 11, with having carried offfrom Luncarty Bleachlield, two pieces of linen cloth. The charge was aggravated as to Burnet, by the circumstance of her being at the time tbe theft was committed, under sentence of banishment from the county of Perth. The Advocate Depute passed from the charge as laid under the statute, and confined himself entirely to the chatge, as at common law. A great number of witnesses were adduced by the Crown in support o f t h e libel, aiid their evidence ciearly brought home the guilt to botli prisoners. As no exculpatory evidence was offered on the part of the pannels, the Jury, without retiring, returned a viva voce verdict of Guilty ; and after a suitable address from Lord Reston, Euphan Burnet was sentenced to transportation beyond seas, and oo account of the age of the other prisoner, and as this seemed to be her first offence, imprisonment in the Perth Jail for twelve months was only awardenl against ber. The Court then proceeded to the trial of Elizabeth Farquharson, charged with'having stolen three pairs of sheets and some other articles, from the barn or granary of John Duff, tenant in Overbleloch, in tiie parish of Auchtergaven. The pannel, it seems, had lodgings in the premises as a beggar, and by this means committed the depredations libelled on. The pannel at first pleaded not guilty. The trial then proceeded, and Mr Husband, before whom the pannel emitted a declaration, was examined as to her state at the time. On the question beinjf put, if certain articles, mentioned in the declaration, were labelled by him; Mr Pringle, counsel for the prisoner, objected to it, as the indictment only alluded to the articles generally and not specifically. On hearing Mr Drummond in answer the Court repelled the objection. Mr Pringle then stated, that his client, in that case, would plead guilty to tile crimes libelled. She having done so, the Jury found her guilty, in terms of her own coulession, Mr Pringle then addressed tbe Court in mitigation of punishment. He stated, that she was the Widow of a brave soldier, who had fallen for his country, at the memorable siege of Copenhagen ; that she was left with 3 helpless children to deplore his loss, and that this was the first offence ever laid to her charge. These circumstances seemed to have some weight witli the Court. She was sentenced to be confined twelve calendar months in Perth Jail. Janet Maxwell, alias Davidson, from Dundee, xvas then put to the bar, charged with theft and housebreaking. At first she ple. ded not guilty; but after the examination of ihe first witness, the woman in whose house the crime was committed, she retracted, and pleaded guilty. The Jury being then shortly addressed by the Lord Jus- ice Clark, found her guilty of the crimes libelled, and she received sentence of banishment for 7 yearj, Charles Walker, sailor in Dysart, James Youces, and John Fo- rgo, Weavers there, accused ef assaulting, fceating, and bruising, Francis Martin, gamekeeper, andjames Robertson, groom t-. the Earl of Rosslyn, being at large on bail, were then called, and Walker having failed " to i appear, sentence of outlawry was pronounced against him, and his bail bond declared forfeited. The advocate depute deserted the diet against Younes and Foggo, pro loco el tempore, and stated, that it depended upon their future good conduct whether they would be again called to appear. Jean Robertson and John Gray were next empannelted ; the former accused of having stolen, from the shop of Thomas Robertson, merchant iu George's Street, Perth, on the 12th July last, about 24 yards of printed cotton cloth; and the latter charged with reset of the stolen goods. A petition was given in for them, praying for banishment from Scotland, for such period ai the Court shall think p r o p e r a n d the Court accordingly pronounced sentence of banishment from Scotland for seven years, from the 17th October next. The Court then adjourned tilt next day at 9 o'clock. Thursday, Sept IS. The Court having met this morning, George Wyfie was brought before them, accused of Housebreaking, but as the witnesses had not all come up, the diet was continued against him, and the Court then proceeded to the trial of George M'Mi'lan and Malcolm Clark, from Stanley, accused of stouthrief, theft, and theft and house- breaking. [ Owing to the necessity of putting our paper imrnediraely to press, we find it impossible, this week, to give any more than a bare outline of the proceedings.] M'Millan having failed to appear, sentence ot fugitation was pronounced agaiinst J.' tn, and Clark pleaded gailty. The. offences were so aggravated, that, independent of this confession, Mr Drummond thought it his duty to prove at lettst one of th- charges. The evidence, as might be expected," was perfectly clear, and the jury found him guilty ; but a majority recommended hi; n to mercy. l. ord Reston delivered his opinion of the case, aod stated, that from its aggravated nature, and the necessity of putting a check to a crin- e which of late bad be. onie too prevalent in this couotry, it was his painful duty to say that thprecotnmendation of '•• « jury, though it would certainly receive every attention, w » uld probably only excite delusive hopes in the mind of the prisoner. Alter a most impressive address from tbe Lord Justice Clerk, the pannel was. sentence-! to be executed at Perth, upon Friday the 31st day of October next. Clark is a good looking young man, seemingly not above 20 years of age. He behaved with becoming decorum during the whole trial; but, until tbe last words of the sentence, he gave no outward signs of being much arfected- The Court having resumed the case of Wylse, are now proceeding with his trial. He is to attempt to prove an alibi. ( The particulars in OUT next.) B O A R D I N G . AL A D Y of respectable connections, who resides in a healthy situation in the Old Town, can accommodate a few young Gentlemen as Boarders. Terms moderate. For particulars apply to Dr ICeity, Athole Place, or Mr Riath, Sooth Street, Perth. Edinburgh, 10th Sept. 1817. S A L E OF GROWING CORNS. T^ HE CROP on the Farm of BYRES, in the Parish of St M a r t i n s , consisting of W H E A T , B A R L E Y, and O A T S , will be Sold by Public Roup, on Tuesday the 23d September, 1817, at 12 o'clock noon.— Also a few acres of excellent PO f ATOF. S. F A R M T O LET. To be LET, for such a number of years as may be agreed upon, entry at Martinmas next, THE Farm of WESTER CAMPSIE, in the Parish of Methven, about three nnles from the Village of Methven, and nine miles from Perth, consisting of nearly 100 acrcs, the greater part of which has been very lately drained at the expense of the proprietor, who also was at very considerable expense in having the lands properly limed, so that the grounds are now in a high state ol cultivation. The Farm is properly inclosed and subdivided, besides being vvell sheltered with planting. For further particulars apply to Messrs Moncrieff and Duncan, writers in Perth, who will receive offers till the 15th day of October i, ext. Penh, 18th Sept. 1817, F A R M OF K I R K L A N D S , Near Auchterarder, to be Let, By PUBLIC ROUP. THE Farm of KIRKLANDS, near Auchterarder, part of the E. tate of Damside, the property of James Beveridge Duncan, Esq., as presently possessed by James Henderson, will be Let by Public Roup, for Nineteen Tears alter Martinmas next, upon Thursday, 25th September, 1817, at 12 o'clock noon, within the house of Mrs Hume, Innkeeper in Auchterarder. This farm measures 59 acres, 1 rood, or thereby, all arable, is pleasantly situated on the north side of the great road leading from Perth to Stirling, by Auchterarder, and within little more than a mile of that thriving viilage, and the soil being good, is well worthy of public attention. Robert Peddie, Town- Clerk of Perth, is possessed of the Articles of Roup ; and James M'Raw, gardener at . Damside, will show the Grounds, and point out the boundaries of the Farm. Perth, 12th Sept. 1817. POSTSCRIPT. L O N D O N , MONDAY, SETT. 15. R yalists in tl. at qtnrter, under General jaccn, had retreated to Arequipa. The main body cf the Royalists, under General lose Lateina, ev . cunted Sana, May 5th, having occupied it 2 0 Jays. Co- 1 - nel Martin Gremes entered the town the same day. CIIILI.— A letter fro m Don Juan Greggro di Hexas to the Supreme Director of Chili, Don Bernardo O'Htggins, dated Conception, May 5, mentions, that he was attacked by an enemy's force of from 1,300 to 1,400 men, whom lie repulsed with a loss of three pieces of artillery and a great quantity of arms and amunition, 500 prisoners, and 100 killed. We have long viewed, with feelings of anmingled conceit! and regret, the destitute and wretched state of many of our townsmen, arising partly from want of employment, and partly from the extremely low prices given to that large portion of the community in this district, the two needle branch of framework, knitters. It gives us no small satisfaction to be able to say, that now, the former evil, the want of employmtnt, is in a great measure removed, and there have been for some weeks past, scarcely any who could not find wotk ot some kind or other Nottingham Revieia. The effects of cheap bread upon the home trade have already begun to shew themselves in the shops of our retail dealers of every' description. Cotton and linen goods of all kinds are advancing rapidly in price, from no other cause, that we are aware ot » but an increased demand. The manufacturers and the artizans, have seldom been better employed, and that employment, it affords us sincere pleasme to add, has all the appearance of permanency. Leeds Mercury. The standard of copper ores has again advanced. It is now 1181. per ton .— Courier. M A R K E T S , Sfc. ARRIVED AT DUNDEE. Sept. 10.—; Mary, Mason, St Petersburg!!, flax, & c. r John, Jack ; Lively, Lindsay ; Gowan, Webster; Margaret, Bett; ' St Petersburgn, hemp: Jessies, DearneSjj, l'ictou," timber: Oriaua, White, Berwick, grain and meal.— 11.' Defiance, Mills, London, gooas : Martin,- Nicol, Glasgow, do.— 12. Delight, Thorns, St Petersburgh, tlax, & c.- r - Fife Packet, White, Loudon, goodi. — 13. Swift, Maties-. m, London, grain.— 15. Gipsey, Kincaid, Leith, goods: Newcastle & Berwick Packet, Spalding, Giitsgow, do. S A I L E D . Sept. 11— Dispatch, Simmers; London Packet, Henderson; London, goods: Augusta, Myles, Glasgow, do.: Neptune, Duffers, Newcastle, do.: Bellona, Kidd- El Mustard ; Riga, ballast: IMethven Castle, p Si Peiersburgh, do. Perseverence, Phillips, Pictou, do ; Unity, Chapel, Arbroath, grain : N^ lly, Scotland, Glasgow, oil.— 12. Bruce, Martin, St Pctersburgh, ballast. — 13. Dame. Japp, Leith, goods r Anna, Rentuul, Newcastle, ballast.— 14. Perth, Tod, London, goods ] 5_ Do. na, Craig, Riga, b- liast ; Fame, Wauu, Hull, goods. PRICE OF STOCKS, Sept. 15. 3 per ct. Red—, pi^ ct. Cons.. .. shut 79JU 5 perCts I05|| f India Bonds...... 81 S6 pr. Do. for Acc 79 J 8o-| 79-| s- 0 I Exch. Bills 20 24 p r .' 4 per Cents. shut [ Long Ann.............. shut'. CORN E X C H A N G E , Sept. 15. Our market was vvell sup- plied with new Wheat from. Essex and Suffolk ; the major part of which was very cold and rough, and met heavy tales at a decline of 8s. per quarter from the prices of this day week. Oats and Beans are full 3s. per quarter lower, and dull sale ae reduction, lu Barley, Peas, and other articles no alteration. CURRENT PRICES OF GRAIN. Wh e a t . . . . . .. 60s 70s to 76s Ti ck Beans. SSs to 4 ? s Ditto ( old) SOs... 84J Do. Fo 65s 70s 84s Rye 40s to 42s Barley — s 30s to 44s Malt ,60s to 80s White Pea « « & 6s to Sbs Do. Boilers 42s" to 44s Grey Pease....... 40s to 44* Small Beans 42s to 4b's Ne w Ditto. — s to —— s Potatoe oats..— s SOs to 56* Ditto old..... — s to — - Poland ditto....... 28s to S- H Ditto old — s to — s Feed ditto.....— s 16s to 2Si Ditto old. to — s. Fine Fiour.......... 70s to 75t Rapeseed 44/. to 461.'- SMITHFIELD, Sept.. 15. Beef 3s fc'd to 4s 4d Mutton ~ 3s 6d to 4s Sd Veal ..... 4s Od t o St 64. f o l k 4s Od to 5s lid. Lamb 4s Od to 5s 6d Wheat, at the Corn Exchange, has declined in price eight shillings a quarter since last week. We have this morning received Boston and other American papers to the 22d ult. There are no farther reports respecting the engigement at Amelia Island. Indeed the foice of General M'Gregor is represented to be so trivial, in point of numbers, that it may be considered rather as a party of marauders than an army. It appears that Lavalette has arrived in America. BOSTON, Aug. 21.—" A passenger in the sloop Hermit, f. om St Maiy's to Charleston, where she arrived on the 4-' th inst. reports, that Gen. Giegor M'Giegor's ' Army of Liberation' consisted of 130 men, and that numoers, who were becoming weary of the service, were deserting daily; while new recruits almost kept good his numbers. The sickness of his troops has not been so fatal as represented." BRUSSELS, Sept. 11.— The affair of his G'ace the Duke ot Wellington against the Editor ot The Journal of East and West Flanders, which has been decided in the first instance at Ghent, is going to be tried in a Court of Appeal. The contract for supplying the troops in the southwest district, with beef, for the next six months, has been taken by Mr Hewett, of Worthing, at less than per lb. BERLIN, Sept. 1.— The Minister of State Altenstein has set off for the Rhenish provinces ; the Minister of State Klewitz, for the Mark and Pomerania ; and the Minister of State Beyme, for Silesia. The journey of tbeir Excellencies refers to the projected Constitution. By a cabinet order of his Majesty, on the 16th June, it is deeieed that those artists and artisans, who take as an apprentice, a deaf and dumb person, and maintain him long enough to instruct him in their business, shall receive a premium of fifty- sxi dollars. BOSTON, Aug. 13.— AUXILIARY ARMY OF PERU.— Bulletin No 22 gives a narrative of proceedings fiom May 1st to the 11th. A party of the Republicans had penetrated into Potosi, and the EDINBURGH M E A L - M A R K E T , Sept. IS. This day the price of Oatmeal fell one penny the peck in Edinburgh market, there were 93.1 bolls, which sold. First 29s. Od.— Second 26s. Od. per boll.— Retail price per peckof b- st Oatmeal Is. lOd. - Second U. 9d. - There were also 76 bolls » f Pease and Barley Meal, which tuld at 17s. 6d— Retail price per peck, Is. 4d. D A L K E I T H , Sept. I I. T h e wheat at market is much larger than what is wanted, and sales uncommonly heavy. There were t wo parcels of new barley in the market ; and also five small lots of new uats. In beans and pease l i t t l e or nothing doing. ' • Wheat. Barley. First 44s Od 34s Od £ iecond.. S4s Od 28s Od Third.. J22S OJ I 24s Od I Oats. f. J 30a Od I 28s Od 24s- Oii Pease and Beans. 26s Od 24s Od 23s Od H A D D I N G T O N , Sept. 12. A middling supply of Wheat in market, which met with a heavy sale ; top price the same, but current prices considerably lower than last day ; bist 45s. current prices from 19s. to 40s. Old Barley It. lower than last d a y; best 32s. current prices from 27s. 6d. to S i s . New dit- * o 30s. to 34s. Old Oats the same as last day ;. b « st 33s. current prices from 29s, 6d. to 32s. New ditto f r om 3ls. to 33s. 6d. Pease and Be3iis from 26s. to SOs.— Barley ( new), 30s. to 3 4 s — O n s ( new), 33s. to 33s. 6 d. Wheat. I Barley. I Oats. I Pea- e. F i r s t . . . . 45s Od | 34s Od [ 33s Od | 30s Od Second,. 30$ Od I 29s Od I 31s Od 28s O'd T h i r d . . . 2 1 s Qd | 27s Od | 29s Od | 26s Od T h e r e were 796 bolls of wheat m market, 599 sold as follows :— Beans. 30 Od 28s Od 26s Od whereof 10.. ..£ 1 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 10. 18 0 17 0 12, 16 0 15 0 14 6 28.. 32.. 6.. 40., 8., 6., 24., iO., 43 1 Average L. l -. 9 14 12 11 10 10 9 8 7 6 6 40.... a£ l 38 1 10.. 7., 17., 39.. 42. 4. . 1 .1 .1 1 .. P 19 .. 0 18 152 unsold. 45 grey. 9 8- 12ths per bull. P E R T H C O R N M A R K E T , Sept. 12. Wheat 45s to 52s Od Potatoe o a t s . , . 3 0 , to 32s Od D ® . ( last yr.) SOs to 35s Od Common do... 25s to SOs Od Barley... SOs Od to 32s Od Pease & Beans, nominal T h e Quartern Loaf, weighing 4lb. 5^ oz.— Th^ Wheaten at Is. 2 d — T h e Household at Ud< Oatmeal Is. lOd. per peck. P E R T H :— P r i n t e d and Sold by R. MOIUSON % Co. Courier Office, Foot of t h e High Street, every Thiersday Evening— Advertisements and Orders are taken i » by NEWTON, & Co. No. 5, Warwick Square, Newgate S t r e e t ; and J. W a n t , 33, Fleet Street, London; and J. T . SMITH & Co., Hunter's Square, Edinburgh.
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