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Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser


Printer / Publisher: John Vine Hall (Successor to John Blake) 
Volume Number:     Issue Number: 1653
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Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser

Date of Article: 23/09/1817
Printer / Publisher: John Vine Hall (Successor to John Blake) 
Address: King's-Arms Office, Maidstone
Volume Number:     Issue Number: 1653
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Advci- tiseinents and Article* of Intelligence NEWTON and CO. ( late TAYI. ER Si NRWTON,) NO. 5, WAIIWICK- SQUARE; ANN AT THE AUCTION MART. m SIM HOC XIAM:> VIXCES. For this Paper Received in London by J. WHITE, 33, FLEET- STREET; at PEELE'S COFFEE _ AT ALL WHICH PLACES IT IS R15CULARLY FILED. Printed and Published every Tuesday by JOHN VINE HALL, ( Successor to JOHN BLAKE.) King's- Arms Office, Maidstone. This PAPER has now been extensively Circulated ( between THIRTY! and FORTY YEARS,) throughout the COUNTIES of KENT, SUSSEX, SURRY, ESSEX, & e. which renders it a desirable ADVERTISING MEDIUM to ATTORNIES, AUCTIONEERS, MERCHANTS, AGRICULTURISTS, and the whole Community of TRADERS. [ No. 1653 KENT. GENERAL SESSION. TH E ANNUAL GENERAL SESSION. under nil Act passed oil the 17tn of June, 1814, intituled" An Act for enabling the Justices ot ihe Peace " for the County of " Kent, to hold a General Sessions, " annually or often or, for levying and applying the " Rates and Expenditure of the said County, and to " alter and amend an Act passed in the Forty- ninth " Year of his present Majesty, for regulating tlie Hates " of tlje said County," will he holden ( by Adjournment) AT MAIDSTONE, On Suturday, the Twenty- seventh day of September Instant, At Twelve o'Clock at Noon precisely. To receive from Mr. DANIEL ASHER ALEXANDER, a Plan or Plans for Court Houses, Grand Jury Rooms and other Offices, connected for this County, on Busi- ness relating to the New Gaol, and on other Business of the Annual General Session. Dated Sixth September', 1817. J. F. CLARIDGE, Clerk of the Peace. MONEY. 10 lie advanced on MORTGAGE of FREE- HOLD ESTATES, in KENT or SUSSEX, in Sums of not less than £ 500. or more than £ 2000. Applications to be made to Mr. STARR, Canterbury; or Mr. SCuDAMORE, Maidstone, Solicitors to the Kent Life ASSurancE and Annuity Institution. KENT FIRE INSURANCE OFFICE. Maidstone, Sth Sept. 1817. TO HOP PLANTERS. THE DIRECTORS of this Office beg leave 8- te recommend to Hop Planters, at this season whilst Drying their Hops, to keep in or near their Oasthouses a Vessel filled with Water, with a Pail or Bucket at hand, as in cases of accidcnt the most serious consequences may be thereby frequently prevented. T. WICKHAM, Secretary. WEST KENT QUARTER SESSIONS. NOTICE IS HEUEIiY GIVEN,. rpi- I AT the next General Quarter Session of ft the Peace for the Western Division of the County cf KENT, will be holdeu at MAIDSTONE, OK TUESD'A Y, the Ulh of OCTOBER next, on which dav the Court will be opened at Nine o'Ciock in the Morning precisely, when Hie High Constables will lis required to make, their Presentments, and the Grand and Petty Juries will be impann! lied and slvorn, and those who do not appear will be fined. The Court \ » ill then immediately proceed to make Or- ders in Bastardy, and other Parish Business; and those To the Hop Planters in Kent and Sussex. CiEtm- EMliN, Beg leave respectfully to inform vou it is my intention to BUY and SELL HOPS on Cora- mission, the present year. The connexions I have formed will enable me to obtain the best Price, and Payment at the Scale. Permit me to advise your parti- cular attention as to the Drying and Packing yon i Hops. I shall feel grateful for your favors, ayd shall study, with every exertion, vonr interest. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, EDWARD RUSSELL. Maidstone, Aug. 26.1817. N. li.— Shall attend Cranbrook Market every Saturday. To Hop Planters and Others. J. R. SAXBY, HOP MERCHANT, begs leave to inform his FRIENDS and the Public in general, that he has Removed from the High- Street, to STONE- STREET, MAIDSTONE; and that he will attend at the GEORGE INN, CRANBROOK, and the WOOLPACK, TEN - TERDEN, on the Market Days, during the Hop Season. The best Home- made BAGGING and POCKET- ING. at REDUCED PRICES. FIRE and LIFE INSURANCES effected on very advantageous Terms, and no Charge made/ of Policies issued for a short period. Maidstime, 15th September, 1817. To the Hop Planters in Kent and Sussex. GENTLEMEN, 4 S it is my intention to PURCHASE HOPS ia this Season in the Country, I think it liecessaly to take this method of Contradicting a Report in Cir- culation, respectingniy Connection with other Country Buyers— and to assert, most positively, that no such Connection does or ever has subsisted between mysell and any other individual. I shall attend at the MITRE TAVERN, every THURSDAY, for the purpose of receiving offers- and in my absent*, CAPTAIN JOSEPH HII. LS will transmit any Samples to me. I am, Gentlemen, Your most obedient Servant, ROBERT SERRELL YOUNG Maidstone, 15th Sept. 1817. sons who are to appear on Recognizances tor tardy, the. Peace, and other Parish Business, are to give, their attendance. The Court will then liear Appeals, and afterwards proceed to the Trial of the Prisoners and the Traverses, All Notices of Appeal and of Trial must be given Eight clear Days, before the commencement ofthe Ses- sion, ( unless where the time- is prescribed by Act of Parliament),' and all Appearand Traverses, must beset down for hearing, with the Clerk of the Peace, at the Hitting of the Court. And in order to give Dispatch to Business, all Prose- cutors and Witnesses bound over to pVefer Bills of In- dictment, or to give Evidence before the Grand Jury, are hereby required to attend at the opening of the Court, in Order that they may give instructions to the Clerk of Indictments, to prepare the Bills, and that they may go before the Grand Jury, and give Evidence on the same. J. F. CLARIDGE, Sevcnoaks, Kent, Cleric ot the Peace, ' LIEUTENANCY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINC ofthe LIEUTENANCY of_ the COUNTY of KENT, for carrying into exccution the Laws relating to tiie Militia, will beholden at the BELT. INN, ai MAIDSTONE, in the said County, on TUESDAY, the 7' 1 day of OCTOBER next, at 12 o'clock at noon precisely, to issue Precepts for new Lists of Persons liable to serve WM. SCUDAMORE, Clerk to General Meetings. Maidstone, ™ Sept. 1817. THAMES AND MEDWAY CANAL. TO SURGEONS. 4 MEDICAL PRACTICE to be immediately SOLD, for a small consideration. Apply ( if by letter post- paid) to Messrs. BROWNE and MARES, Chemists and Druggists, Maidstone. fZ EEP for 200 SHEEP may be had by SK- applying to the PRINTER. ^ — ~ _ TO BE SOLD, FOUR ACHES OF HOPS, on ( he POLES, at SPOUT HOUSE FARM in the Parish of LEEDS. WANTED, 4N APPRENTICE to a respectable MANU- FACTURING TRADE, in MAIDSTONE. Apply ( it by letter post- paid) to the PRINTER. IS" A Premium witI1> e expected. WA N EED AT MICHAELMAS, 4 STEADY MIDDLE AGED MAN, as i- FOOTMAN, who can have a good character. Apply personally to Mr. VINER, West Mailing. To NOBLEMEN, GENTLEMEN, Sfc. & YOUNG MAN, of a respectable Family and Connexion, who has been brought up on large Stock Farms from his infancy, knows the management of all kinds of Stock Lands, < S: c. would wish to engage himself with a Gentleman, as STEWARD or BAILIFF; can have an undeniable Character, and every satisfac- tion required, will be given, in respecfof his knowledge in the above Business.— Letters addressed, post paid, to L. L. Bromley Post Ollice, Kent, will meet with every attention. > P. S. The Advertiser has no objection to any Country To Land Proprietors, Nurserymen, if Others. EXTENSIVE NURSERY - STOCK, MAIDSTONE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER & MORRIS, THIS DAY, TUESDAY, 23d SEPTEMBER, 1817, and 2 ' following days, on the NURSERY GROUNDS, at MAIDSTONE, A LL the extensive and well selected NUR- SERY STOCK, from Six Acres of Ground, in full and tegular cultivation, by order of the Assignees of Mr. THOMAS LEANEY;— COMPRISING ABOUT 10,000 standard, and ( 6000 dwarf trained Apples, Pears, Cherries, and Plums. 500 dwarf trained Peaches, Nectarines, aud Apricots. 3,000 two- years' bedded Gooseberries, and 7,000 ditto Currants. A large assort. men » of 2 and 3 years quartered Crabs, Pears, Cherries, and Plum Stocks. 50,000 Quicks, 2 and 3 years transplanted. 20,000 Red Kent Willows, from 2 to 4 feet. 40,000 Spanish Chesunts, 2 to 4 feet. 10,000 Canada Poplars, 4 to G feet. 30.000 Oak, Elm, Beech, Birch, Sycamore, and Firs, of sorts, 2 and 3 years bedded. 2,000 ditto, ditto, from 8 to 10 feet. 5,000 Ash, 2 to 3 feet. 2,000 Evergreens, of various kinds. 2,000 Flowering Shrubs. And a general assortment of every other article in the Nursery line. The whole of the above Stock having been selected with great care andjudgment, and every attention paid to their improvement, will be found well worth the at- tention of Gentlemen Planters, aud the Trade in general. Catalogues may be had 14 days previous to the sale, and the slock maybe viewed at any time, on applica- tion to Messrs. CARTER and MORRIS, Surveyois and Auctioneers, Stone- street, Maidstone. 6JJ" The Sate to begin each day at Ten o'Clock precisely. Valuable Freehold Cottage Residence, PENENDEN HEATH, NEAR MAIDSTONE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARVER & MORRIS, On THURSDAY, 23d of OCTOBER, 1817, at the BULL INN, MAIDSTONE, at 4 o'clock,( by order ofthe Assignees of Mr. S. P. SEAGER,) A VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, comprising a respectable well- built Dwelling- House, with Lawn and . Shrubbery in front, good Gar- den, a Coach house, Stable, and every necessary do- mestic office, ; now in the occnpat; on of Mr. S. P. SEAGER ; most pleasantly situated at PENENDEN HEATH, within I' mile of tiie. Town of Maidstone, netl calcu- lated for the Residence of a respectable family. Printed particulars and conditions of sale may be had of Mr. SCUDAMORK, Solicitor, Maidstone; ' Messrs, DEBARY, SCUDAMORE & CURREY, Solicitors, 14, Gate- street, Lincoln's Inn- fields, Loudon ; or of Messrs. CAR- TER and MORRIS, Surveyors and Auctioneers, Maid- stone, where a Ground Plan of the Estate may be seen, and Tickets had to view the same. Valuable Household Furniture and Effects. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER If MOflRlS, On WEDNESDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER, 1817, on the Premises, WEEK- STREET, MAIDSTONE, A LL the Valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNI- rs. TURE, a PIANO FORTE, CHINA, and other EFFECTS, the property of Mrs. MORTLOCK, ( re- HEREBY GIVEN, General Assembly of the COMPANY OF PROPRIETORS OF THE THAMES AND MEDWAY CANAL will be holden at the GEORGE AND VULTURE TAVERN, Saint M. chacl's Alley, Cm nhill, London, m WEDNESDAY, the 15th dav of OCTOBER next, precisely at one o'clock, to take into consideration the answer ofthe Commissioners for the Issue of certain Exchequer Bills, under the Act of the 57th year of his present Majesty's Reign, chapter 34, to the application made to them by the Committee of the said Company, for a Loan to complete the said Canal and the Works thereto belonging, and also to consider and determine upon the measures to be adopted thereon. By Order of the said Committee, WM. SCUDAMORE, Clerk. Maidstone, IS17, Scpt. l'Id. TO BE LET, IMMEDIATELY, orf AT MICHAELMAS NEXT, LOWER FANT HOUSE, pleasantly situated oil the banks of the River Medway, within one mils of MAIDSTONE, fit for the reception of a genteel family. If required, 8 or 9 Acres of Meadow Land may be had with the above. For further particulars apply to Mr. RLGG, Debtling; or Mr. SCuDAMORE, Solicitor, Maidstone, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, rriHAT Application is intended to be miide to Parliament in the ensuing Session, for leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Medway Canal, to raise a fnrllier Sum of Money for completing the said Canal, and the Works thereunto belonging, apd to alter and enlarge the Potvers of an Act . passed in the 39th and 40th years of the reign of his . present Majesty, intituled " An Act " for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from " the River Thames, I near to the TOwn of Gravesend, " iri Ibe County of Kent, to the River Medwav, at a " Place called Nicholson's Ship Yard, in the Parish of " Frindsbury,' in the said Coiiutv, and also a certain " Collateral Cut, from White Wall, in the said Parish, " to the said River Medway;" and also the Powers of an Act passed iu the 44th year of the reign of his pre- sent Majesty, intituled " An Act for enabling the Cotn- " pany of Proprietors of the Thames and Medway Ca- " nal, to vary the line ofthe said Canal, and to raise a further Sum of Money for completing the said Canal, " ami the Works thereunto belonging, and for altering " and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the 39th . " and 40th years of the reign of his present Majesty, " for making the said Canal and a Collateral Cut tlioi e- " to ." and likewise the Powers of an Act, passed in the 50th year of the reign of his present Majesty, in- tituled " An Act for enabling the Company of Propl ic- " tors of the Thames and Med * ay Canal to vary the '• line of the said Canal, and for altering and enlarging ' the Powers of two Acts, passed in the 40th and 44th " years of his present Majesty, for making the said " Canal, and a Collateral Cut thereto;" and in which said Bill, Provision is intended to be made, for in- creasing and altering the Tolls, Rates and Duties, au- thorized to be demanded, raised and collected by the said first- mentioned Act of Parliament. Maidstone, WM. SCUDAMOKE, Bth Sept. 1817. SOLICITOR. W. ELGAR BEGS leave to inform the HOP- PLANTERS/ that he is Selling BRIMSTONE, POCKETING, BAGGING, PACKTHREAD, and TWINE, at very REDUCED PHICES, for Ready Money, or Payment in One Month. The Bagging is New— in Four- bag Pieces, Warranted Sound, aud Foil Weight.— 1( 14, IVeek- street, Maidstone. LONDON & MAIDSTONE COFFEE MART. DEACON and Co. Of the COFFEE MART, Skinner- Street, London, Established, in 1311, bij the British Coffee Planters and Merchants, ESPECTFULLY inform the NOBILITY, GENTRY, and the PUBLIC in general of the Town of MAIDSTONE, that they have appointed MR. WILLIAM ELGAR, GROCER,\ WEEK- STREET, MAIDSTONE , SOLE AGENT for that Place and its Vicinity, for the Sale of their COFFEE, where the Public may depend upon being supplied with a genuine Aiticle, Fresh Roasted, at the following Prices:— Best Dutch Coffee. 2s. Gd. per lb. Do. Plantation Do 2s. 3d. do. J. D. BEAUMONT, APPRAISER, AUCTIONEER, BROKER, . tJL and Manufacturer of all sorts of Tin, Copper, and Iron Furniture, Bade of Middle Row, High- Street, Maidstone, N. It. Rooms neatly Papered on the shortest notice. All sorts of Ranges And Stoves on the inosi approved principles.— Household Furniture bought orexchanged. Country Shops supplied on London terms.— Kitchen Furniture tinned and repaired. J. D. B. rcsp'cctfully informs his numerous Friends and the Public in general, that be lias taken the Pre- mises late in the occupation of Mr. JOHN SPRINGETT, chests of drawers, bason stands, & c.; a set of 4- feet mahogany dining tables, nail- over and cabriole chairs, a sofa to correspond, satin wood caril and Pembroke tables, a piano forte, chimney, pier, and dressing glasses, window curtains, Venetian and Kidderminster carpets, a capital 8- dayclock, a general assortment of China and earthenware, a variety of kitchen requisites,. brewing utensils, and other effects. Catalogues may be had of the AUCTIONEERS, Stone- street, Maidstone. K5- The Sale will begin at 12 o'Ctofe. VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES. Situate in the Parishes of Staplehurst, Pembury, and Hol- lingbourne, well calculated for a good Investment. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By CARTER Sf MORRIS. On THURSDAY, 30th OCTOBER, 1817, at the BULL IN*, MAIDSTONE, at 3 o'Clock, in Lots, Lot 1. A FREEHOLD ESTATE, comprising Ln. 60A. 3R. 30p. or thereabouts of , MeadoW and Arable. Land, situate ii: the Parish of Staplehurst, in the occupation of Mr. GEORGE, at £ 60 per annum. Lot 2. A FREEHOLD ESTATE, comprising 21A. 1R. 5P. or thereabouts, of Meadow and Arable Land, situate sn the Parish of . Staplehurst, under Lease to Mr. USBORNE, at ,£ 35 per annum. Lot 3. A FREEHOLD ESTATE, comprising a Farm House, with necessary Outbuildings, together with 40 ACRES or thereabouts of Hop Plantation, Mea- dow, and Arable Land, situate at Pembury, in the occu- pation of Mr. NORTON, Tenant at Will, at £ 40 per annum. Lot 4. A FREEHOLD ESTATE, comprising a Messuage and Barn, together with 43A. 3R. 2! P. or thereabouts of Arable and Pasture Land, situate in the Parishes of Hollingbourne, and Wormshill. under Lease to Mr. JOSEPH ALEXANDER, at £ 52 per annum. Printed Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of Messrs. DEBARY. SCUDAMORE and CURRFY, • Solicitors, 14, Gate- street, Lincolns Inn Fields, London , or of Mr. SCUDAMORE, Solicitor; or Messrs. CARTER and MORRIS, Surveyors aud Auctioneers, Maidstone. FOWLS & RABBITS DETAINED, Supposed to be Stolen. . EIGHT FOWLS and TEN RABBITS have been found iti the possession of a Man, under circumstances that occasions suspicion that they were Stolen— probably in or about the neighbourhood of Town Sutton, in this County,— Apply to Mr. THOMAS AYRES, Peace Officer, Chatham. TWO GUINEAS REWARD. STRAYED, From Woodcut Farm, in the Parish of Hollingbourne, Kent, ADARK LIVER COLORED SPANIEL, ( a Dog having a few white hairs over the naked part j of his nose, and marked with a straight white streak from his under jaw to the lower part of his chest; answers to the name of" ROVER;" aged about three years I old, t'he Dog has been missing between two and three [ months. Any person delivering tip the Dog, or giving information npon which he shall be found, may receive the above Reward, upon application to the BAILIFF, at Woodcut. N. B.— The above is a very correct description of the Dog, and from which any person might easily know him. MAIDSTONE, 15th Sept. 1817. ' NOTICE. ALL Persons who sland indebted to the Estate rl. of the late Mr. STEPHEN FRENCH, Iron- monger, & c. of MAIDSTONE, Deceased, are hereby re- i quested to Pav the Amount of their several Debts, immediately, into the hands of Mr. R. T. CORDELL, ( Accountant and General Agent) Turk'* Head Court, who is duly authorized to receive and give discharges for the same. By Order of the Executors of the late Mr. S. French, R. T. CORDELL. Maidstone, Sept. 10, 1817. WM. SOUTHON'S CREDITORS. THE CREDITORS OF W. SOUTHON, JL Butcher and Farmer, MARDEN, are requested to meet at Mr. DAY'S, Marden, on FRIDAY, the 26th Inst, at 4 o'Ciock, when a Statement of his Affairs will be laid before them : previous to which Meeting, ail Per- sonsarc desired to send iuall Demands on W. SOUTHON, to Mr. DAY'S Marden, STEPHEN ROUTHON, Sept. 22, 1817. GEORGE TAYLOR. NATHANIEL HUGGINS'S CREDITORS. THE CREDITORS of NATHANIEL HUG- GINS, late of Gills Green, in the Parish of Hawkhuirst, in the County of Kent, Blacksmith* ( who was on or about the 30th day of May last discharged as an Insolvent Debtor, under a certain Act of Parliament, passed in the 53d year ofthe reign of his present Ma. jestv, intituled " An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England,") are requested to meet at the Office, of Mr. CHARLES TOPPING, Solicitor, Maidstone, in the said County of Kent, on FRIDAY, the third day of OCTOBER next, at 12 o'clock at noon, to choose an Assignee or Assignees of the Estate and Effects ofthe said NATHANIEL HUGGINS. ' Muidstove, 23d Sept. 1817. Old Building Materials, House Fixtures, Sfc. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER MORRIS, On FRIDAY', 2Gth SEPIEMEER, 1817, on the Premises, King- Street, Maidstone, by order of the Assignee of Mr B. KENNETT. AQUANTITY of OLD BUILDING MATE RIALS, comprising fir Scantling, Boarding, Poles, Tiles, Bricks, & c. & e. 2 Carpenters Work Benches, 2 Doors and Cases, a variety of House Fix- tures, consisting of Stoves, Kitchen Range, Copper, & c. The Sale will begin at 9 o'Ciock, and the Effects to be taken away the same Day. STOCK IN TRADE, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, AND EFFECTS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER MORRIS, On FRIDAY, 3d of OCTOBER, 1817, on the Premi- ses, MIDDLE- STREET, BROMPTON, LL the STOCK in TRADE, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, a Capital Truck, a Light Cart and Harness, a strong useful Horse, and other Effects,' of Mr. JOHN COULTER, Carpenter, ( by order of the Assignees.) THE STOCK IN TRADE Comprises 120 and 3- inch deals, a quantity of oak,' elm, and fir- plank, and scantling; window frames and shutters, doors and door cases, work benches, a turning I lathe and tools, a carpenter's tool chest and tocis, a quantity of nails and screws, & c. Ac. THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE I Comprises 4- post and tent bedsteads and furnitures,' feather beds and bedding, chests of drawers, dining and Pembroke tables, capital mahogany secretary and bookcase, japanned- chairs, Kidderminster carpets, kitchen range, stove, fender, and fire irons, a variety ofkitchen rcqi n tes, and other effects. The sale will begin at i 1 o'Ciock. TO BE LET, AND MAT BE EM^ EnED tlPON INMPDIATrLY, ARespectable COTTAGE RESIDENCE, with Chaise House and Stable, a Garden, and a ACRES of excellent MEADOW LAND, very desirably situate at ABBEY GATE, in the Parish of BOXLEY, * miles from Maidstone. The House consists of 2 good Parlours, Kitchen, Wash house, Pantry, Cellar, Laundry, 4 Bed Rooms, and 3 good Attics. For further Particulars, apply to Messrs. CARTER and MORRIS, Surveyors and Auctioneers, Stone- street, Maidstone. To Timber Merchants and Others. EXTENSIVE WHARF AND PREMISES TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, BY CARTER $ MORRJS, LL those SPACIOUS PREMISES, ad. jo ing the GREAT BRIDGE, on the London ko MAIDSTONE; comprising an excellent commodi Dwelling- House, Coach- house, and Stable; a spaci Wharf and large Warehouses, together with a v extensive Timber Wharf of Three Acres, on the op site side of the Road, now in the occupation of Proprietor Mr. CARDIN. Also 11 ACRES of rich MEADOW LAND, lef respectable tenants at will, and two very large f dnctive GARDENS and a COTTAGE. Part of above property is Freehold and part Leasehold, | years of the latter unexpired. N. B.— A very extensive Business has been carl on, in the Deal. Timber, and Coal Trade, on the ah Premises, which present ai> unrivalled situation, truly desirable purchase to any person wishing to bark in those businesses, and are now disposed ot no other account, but in consequence of the Prop tor's going abroad. For further particulars, and to treat for the sa apply to W. R. JAMES . Esq. 3, Earl- street, Blackfriar London; to JAMES OTTAWAY, Esq. Solicitor, Staple- hurst; or to Messrs. CARTER and . MORRIS, Surve; and Auctioneers, Stone. street, Maidstone. Draper, & c. near the. Court Hall, where lie intends car- rying on the above Businesses in all their branches.— lie therefore begs to solicit a renewal of those favors which he. has experienced from them for many years past, and for which they have his most grateful thanks; and he tru « ts by punctuality and strict attention, with moderate charges, he shall ijisrit a continuance of their support. K5- Plate* for marking Hop Bags and Poclcels, made according lo the Act ( if Parliament;. REGULATOR NEW POST COACH, [ TOUR INSIDES.] J. D. WILCKE, Proprietor of this Coach, feeling himself deeply impressed with a lively sense of gratitude for the unprecedented encourage- ment which has attended his endeavours to meet the wishes and accomodation ot the Public, most respect- fully desires to express itis warmest thanks for that liberal support and gratifying reward which has FO constantly followed hi--' exertion.-, and in return for which he begs to assure his Friends that nothing shall he want- ing on his part to deserve and secure" the good opinion so strongly manifested by the Inhabitants of Maidstone, and the public al large. THE REGULATOR sets out every morning at/ ire o'clock precisely, from the SWAN INN, Maidslone, and arrives at the SPUR INN, Borough< soon after nine o'clock, and returns from thence at four o'clock every afternoon. Passengers and Parcels booked at eitherofthese INNS, and also at the SARACEN'S HEAD INN, Friday- street, Chcapside. For the complete accommodation of country Gentlemen, who wish to avail themselves of the speedy conveyance afforded by the REGULATOR, the Proprietoi respectfully acquaints them that their Horses will bt taken into his own stables at any hour in the morning previous to the Coach setting out, and will be well taken ' care of during the day, free ojf expence. Sale of Romncy Marsh Stock, Sfc. Sfc. On MONDAY, the 29th of SEPTEMBER, WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Messrs. HAMMON and CHITTENDEN, WINE HUNDRED and FIFTY EWES and .1. ™ LAMBS, also 4 pair of OXEN, and several COLTS, belonging to Mr. W. JEMMETT, Jun. and the EXECUTORS of the late Mr. JOHN GORHAM, ( who are quitting their Land) at Falconhurst Farm, inthe parish of Hurst, bordering on Romney Marsh. The Sale will commence precisely at Ten o'Clock. GILLINGHAM. An Eligible and Commanding Freehold Estate, FOR SALE BY AUCTION, BY MR. JOHN BATTEN, On TUESDAY-, the 23rd of SEPTEMBER. 1S17, at the Golden Lion, Brompton, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon, 4 SMALL FREEHOLD ESTATE, ( in one i » Lot) consisting of a very convenient substantia! built DWELLING HOUSE and GARDEN, No. 17, Green- street, next Layfields, Gillingham, admeasuring in front 12 feet a little more or less, producing an annua! rent of .£ 18.— This House contains two airy bed cham- bers, parlour, kitchen, and cellar, with convenient" offices, is situated in a most healthy and pleasant spot, with an unimpeded prospect. Also a small Brick and Slated DWELLING HOUSE, adjoining at the back of the before- mentioned premises le'ar, containing one sitting room, two bed rooms. and • ellar, producing an annual rent of ,£ 7. The Premises to be viewed one v. eek previous to the • ale, immediate possession of which may be had ; and further particulars known upon application tn the AUCTION 32 Acres of valuable Freehold Building and Accommodation Lund, Thornhills, near the Town of Maidstone. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By CARTER MORRJS, On THURSDAY, 23rd OCTOBER, 1817, ai the BILL INN, MAIDSTONE, at 3 o'Ciock, in Lots, 4 LL that PIECE or PARCEL of valuable Z" SL FREEHOLD LAND, containing 18A. 2R. 30P. or thereabouts, desirably situate at Thornhills, near the Town of Maidstone, adjoining on the North and North liasf, to Lands belonging to A. H. Bradley, esq. and Mr. Oliver, on the West to Sir Henry Calder's Land, on the South West to Land in the occupation of Messrs. Bensted. and abutting to the Road leading from Maidstone to Boxley, on the. South East. Also all that Piece or Parcel of valuable FREEHOLD LAND, containing 13A. OR. 8P. or thereabouts, situate at Thornhills aforesaid, abutting to the Road leading from Maidstone to Boxley on the. North West, to- Mr. Hills's Land on the North East, to the Foot Road lead- ing from Union- street to Penenden Heath" on the South East, and to Mr. Dickenson's Land on the South West. The above will be Sold in Lots of from 3 to 4 Acres each, which from their very eligible Situation, are par- ticularly desirable for Building upon, or as accommo- dation Land to Persons residing in the Town. Printed Particulars and Conditions of Sale with en- graved Plans, may be liad of Mr. SCUDAMORE, Solicitor, Maidstone: Mos> rs. Debary, Scudamore; and Cur rey, Solicitors, 14, Gate- street, Lincolns Inn Field, London; orof Mi - is. CARTER and Morris, Surveyors and Auctioneers. Jdu'ulsior. e. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS, Gabriel's Hill, Maidstone. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. HOMEWOOD, At bis Pur. uc SALE ROOMS, on THURSDAY, 2d OCT; 1817, being the Property of Mr. JOHN DOWNMAN, of West Mailing, and other Persons in the Neigh- bourhood, removed for conveniency of Sale. . COMPRISING 4- Post and Tent Bedsteads, J Beds, Double and Single. Chests Draws, Dining and Card Tables, Pier and Swing Glasses, Bureau and Bookcase, Mahogany and other Chairs, Sideboards and Hearth Rugs, a capital 8- Day Clock, Kitchen Requi. . sites, &<\ are. FREEHOLD ESTATE, With Immediate Possession, WEEK- STREET, MAIDSTONE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. HOMEWOOD, On MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1817, at the BULL INN, MAIDSTONE, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, un- less ill the meantime disposed of by Private Contract, & LL those 2 new substantial well Built brick DWELLING HOUSES, situated the npper end of WEEK- STREET, MAIDSTONE. The alcove Property stands in a most desirable part of the town, and contains each a good size parlour and kitchen, and 1 bed chambers, withlaige yard, and a well of excellent water; and offers a most desirable op- port unity for profitable Investment. Further particulars may be bad on application ( if by letter post- paid) to the" PARISH OFFICERS; Messrs. BURR,'" Ho- vft. and BUP. R, Solicitors'; or Mr. UO: SL. « OOD. Auctioneer, Maidstone. TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE. BANKRUPTS. Rev. Richard Sandilands, Lower Grosvenor- place, Pimlico, scrivener.— R. Bonsall, Broker- row, South- wark, builder.— G. Cooper, sen. Old Ford, Middlesex, dealer — R. Hughes, Bleeding Hart- yard, Hatton- garden stable- keeper— S. Furnival, Liverpool, grocer— T. and W. Hensman, Liverpool, merchants.— S. Holroyd, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, innkeeper— C. Chester, jnn. Liverpool, auctioneer— R. Thomas, Plymouth Dock, wine- merchant. - . LONDON, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 1817. Tlte French Papers of Saturday arrived on Tuesday ; and Wednesday morning were receiv- ed those » f Sunday. The King- and the Royal Family continue to pay the most marked atten- tion to the family ofthe Duke of Orleans. Till very recently, the Duke seemed to be an object of suspicion and jealousy, and kept completely aloof from the Court of the Thuilleries. Now there appears a studied- design of impressing Upon lite people of France ail idea that he stands well with all the members ol the feigning branch of the House of Bourbon.— Charnay, who duped several people about Bourg and Macon, in the pretended character of the Ex- Emperor has been sentenced to five year's im- irisonment, a tine of 50 f., live years surveilance, pr and the deprivation of his civil rights for vears. The trials of tha pelsons concerned in ihe disturbances which took place, some months ago at Savigny, and other communes iu the en- virons of Lyons, are going on before the Prevo- tal Courts of that city. The Duke of Feltre has, at length, been dri- ven out of office, by the complete ascendant, which the Duke of Richlieu and M. Laine are said to have acquired in the French Cabinet. In the official announcement of St. Cyr, as his successor in the War Department, the Duke of Feltre is said to have resigned, by way of soften- ing his disgrace. Count Mole succeeds St. Cyr as Minister of Marine. Orders have been issued for the free exportation of fire arms from France for commercial purposes. There can be no difficulty in conjecturing the ultimate de- stination of the arms so exported. The French merchants and gun- manufacturers have no doubt remonstrated with their Government on the sub- ject ofthe monopoly which those of this coun- try and the United States have so long had ofthe supply of arms to the revolted Spanish Colonies and very reasonably wish to participate in the • advantages of this branch of traffic.— The Paris Papers continue lo be filled with addresses to the Public on the subject of the elections for the Chamber of Deputies. Though the writers are attached to different parties, they appear to unite in recommending strongly to the suffrages of the electors, in general terms, those only who are attached to legitimacy and the charter, a qualification in which, of course, those who are now most hostile to each other affect to coincide. From private letters it appears, that in the list of elegibles for Paris, circulated by the party called the Ultra Liberals, are inserted the names of M. Lafayette, M. Manuel, and Benjamin Constant. AMERICAN PAPERS. [ From the New York Commercial Advertiser of Aug. 20.] Arrived last evening the schooner Hermit, from St. Mary's; sailed Aug. 7. The da\ before the Hermit sailed, a report was circulat- ing at St. Mary's, that a small Patriot privateer had been captured iu St. John's River by a party of Spaniards, and her crew, consisting of about 18 men, nearly all put to death. She was said to be the small clinker- built schooner which was lately picked up in this river by the revenue cutter Gallatin, Captain Ross. [ From the Boston Commercial Advertiser of Aug. 18.] The brig. Sally, Barker, from St. Salvador, arrived here last night; on the 10th of July was chased G hours by 2 schooners, a brig in company was fired at 3 times by one of lliem, under Spanish colours, brought to, and ordered on board; after examining her papers was permitted to proceed, stating that she was hound a different course; said he fired at the Sally. Barker, because he took her to be a Spanish brig, prize to a schooner he had chased early in tiie morning, Capt. Defrees could not find out where the vessels were from, or their names. The schooner which brought the Sally brig to had 12 guns and a long 2- llb. brass piece on a pivot, and full of men. It is said llnit some young Wirtemberg Emigrants in the United States have sent home for wives, and girls from 12 to 18 years of age have been, engaged, and are now on their way to be married to their countrymen. Montreal, Aug. 9 .— Died at Hayti, Prince John, of Hayti Grand Admiral of the Kingdom, aged 31. — His remains were entombed, and sent to St. Lucie ( the place of his birth) to be inter- red with military honours. He was a man of talents and probity ; and iu his transactions with America, as High Admiral, discharged his duty with great urbanity, rectitude, and polite- ness. He was a distant relative to Christophe. The New York Gazette of August 11, contains the following:—" We have given currency to two articles which lately originated in the Even- ing Post, one about a beautiful Lady having had her nose bitten off by her husband; and the other, about this man having taken his own life. The facts are, that the Lady had her nose bitten, but not off. The man lives, and is at large 1 DEATH OF SIR JOHN M'MAHON. It is with great regret we stale the death of th- Rt. Hon. J M'Mahon, at Bath, on Saturday last He had been in a very precarious state of healti for some time, and gone to Bath to endeavour t< recruit his strength— from tin nee he hoped soon to be able to proceed to the milder climate ol Devonshire. That hope, alas, was not to, he realized '. — From ihe moment he arrived at Bath, he grew weaker and weaker, and died, as we would all wish to die, quietly and tranquilly, sinking into the arms of death as into sleep. Few men were fitter to meet that awful change than the man whose death we ; ire now recording. He was a Gentleman of most kind and courteous manners—- steady and constant in his friend- ships ( that illustrious Personage whom he served with such zeal, fidelity, and affection, will be the first to attest the justice of this tribute I) very anxious to do good, and doing it always without ostentation or parade. That he had many friends, we can assert— that he had one enemy, we have never heard. With the best qualities of the heart, we may add that he had a very cultivated understanding and a very sound judgment—" the clearest head with ihe sincerest heart."— The Prince Regent received the account of his death, as those who the warmth of his affections would expect, with feelings and expressions ol the deepest sorrow. Sir John M'Mahon is reported to have died Worth 70,000/. Ihe greater part of which he has bequeathed to his brother the Master of the Rolls in Ireland. The Baronetcy devolves on his brother in India. An Assembly of the States of Saxony and Lusatia is summoned for Ihe 19th of next month. The Lutherans and Calvinists ot the duchy of Berg held their first Provincial Synod, under the new denomination of Evangelical Christians, on the 27th ult at Gumbersbach. The French Protestants, it is said, are dissatis- fied with those passages of the Concordat be tween the Pope and Louis XVIII. which allude to them; and it is supposed, that an application will he made to the two Chambers to give them such an interpretation as. shall guarantee to them the permanent exercise of their civil and religious rights, in terms as precise and ample as they are granted by the Constitutional Charter. Intelligence has been received at Lloyd's, that the Congress insurgent schooner ptivateer of 10 guns aijd 195 men, was spoken on the 30th ultimo, about five leagues from Flores, when the Captain reported that he had taken eight Spa- nish vessels and sent the. m to. different ports-; and that he ' was then on a Cruize among the Western islands. Some curiosity has been exprt ssed to know why the King of Prussia assumed the name of Count Ruppin, during his travels. Ruppin is a town in the middle Mark of Brandenburgh.— But, ill tbe beginning of the Kith century, llie fief having become vacant by the death of Wichmann, Count of Lindau, Joachim I., Elector of Brandenburgh, annexed the fief to the Mark. An Erfurt Paper states, that in a Memorial presented to the German Diet, the following proposal* were made:—' That none of the German j States shall have a more imperfect Constitution than another— that therefore the Diet of the Confederation, shall draw up a plan for one fun- damental Constitution for all ihe German States — that in respect to the Civil and Criminal Le- gislation, uniformity be introduced, and this one system of judicial proceeding prevail in Ger- many— that this proceeding be public, as this nlone can place the people of Germany on a level with neighbouring nations. A survev is now making at the instance of the Horticultural Society in Holland, Flanders, and the North of France. We rejoice to find such an undertaking is in progress; and under its present auspices we expect considerable advan- tages to this country will be the result. Our apple orchards have been long acknowledged to reqitire either remedies to cure their disease, or recruits to renovate their stocks. A wolf has been lately talked of that makes cruel war upon the dogs in the south- east part of the canton of St. Mihiel. Letters from Com- mercy state, that a female wolf as voracious, but perhaps more daring, will extirpate the dogs in the environs of Dun, if she continues her sangui- nary exploits. Within one month she has de- stroyed 40 dogs, and particularly that ofa watch- man at Fontaine, which was sleeping on its mas- ter's bag, at a short distance from him. She ill so had the audacity to seize the dog of a shep- herd almost between the master's legs. Of six cubs that she had with her, five have been al- ready killed by a Notary of Dun, and it is hoped that ' the ferocious animal herself will soon fall by the numerous parties who pursue her. Letters from Halifax ( Nova Scotia) received on Tuesday, mention a circumstance of conside- rable importance to our countrymen who emigrate to America. A Committee was formed for the register of every person arriving, his age, quali- fications, & c.; and it was requested that every person in the colony should transmit what ser- vants, agriculturists, & c. he wanted, that the emigrants might he provided for on their landing; a list was also kept of the grounds which might be occupied for a length of time for the clearing and for commencing the cultivation ; very bene- ficial results were expected from these arrange- ments: il was expected to be followed immedi- ately in Canada and I he adjacent provinces. One ofthe letters says, " The summer has been fa- vourable through the whole of this and the neigh- bouring provinces, and we look forward to more than au average harvest. In the United States the crops are unusually abundant. It is most fortunate for the shoals of emigrants who have poured into the States and British America that it is so. Had it been such a summer as the last, they must have perished in the winter, or suffer- ed as the Newfoundland people did last year. Every thing is, however, dreadfully dear here. In May, a ship arrived from Aberdeen, with hay, which sold for 13/. a ton; at which time Nova Scotia oats, which are, compared in weight to English, as two to three, wereOs. and lis. 5d. the bushel. The undivided attention ofthe inhabitants of Newfoundland has been for some time fixed on a question of importance, which was agitated in Parliament last Session — the legitimacy ofthe marriages solemnized in that Colony. The Me- thodist Ministers had taken upon themselves to solemnize marriages, stating that the Marriage Act of England did not extend to that Colony, and that it was legal not only for them to so- lemnize marriages, but even the Episcopal Mi- misters without licence, or Laymen, had the same privilege. In consequence of this, applications were made direct to theGovernment of England ; the event has been ti e following official commu- nication, which is taken from a Halifax Paper. The fair of Newfoundland and the adjacent Set- tlements, are stated in the private letters to be in a precarious situation. Provincial Secretary Office, Halifax, August in', 1817. The following copy ot a letter from Earl Bathurst to his Excellency tiie Lieutenant- Go- vernor, is published by authority: — " Downing- street, May SI, 1817. " MY Lonii - Herewith I have the honour of inclosing to your Lordship an order of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent in Council, dated the 20th ult. disallow- ing an Art passed by the Legislature ofthe Province of Nova Scotia in 1816, entitled,' An Act. to explain the Acts concerning Marriage and Divorce, passed in the 32d year of his late Majesty's reign, and the first year of his present Majesty's reign.' " I have the honour to be, & c* BATHURST. " To Lieut.- General the Earl of Dalhousie." It having been stated, some time since, that a British General Officer had been arrested in France at the suite of a French Hotel- Keeper, late of Leicester square, for a debt contracted in this Country.— We are happy now to an- nounce, that the case has been ably defended in the Court of Rouen,~ and the decision has been given against Ihe Frenchman, who has been condemned to pay all the costs and expenees besides losing his debt. Tiie General had been confined for several months in prison with the common felons of Ihe district although bail had been offered of double the amount ofthe debt and costs, but refused. Statuary— The Duke of Devonshire, prior to having England, ordered several Vases, of classic form, to he- executed in the finest Amethystine Fluor of Derbyshire, with a view of assisting the manufacture, then declining, from the influx of Italian alabaster. These beautiful vases have so pleased the highest circles of St. Peters- burgh, surpassing any productions of the Em- peror's mines of Siberia, that, several orders have been received from this his Grace's in- troduction. Baron Wood gave a delicate, but severe re- buke to the Gentlemen of the Bar, at the Lan- caster Assizes, when he observed, that if actions for Defamation against Counsel were to be en- couraged, the Court " during one Assize could, do nothing but try actions brought for words used by . Counsel at the former Assize." This was a tolerably broad hint that his Lordship thought Ihe Gentlemen of the Bar somewhat too free in Speech. Repartee.— The son of a Nobleman who has seen much service on the Continent was accosted on Wednesday by a friend in Bond- street, who facetiously observed, " as this was the piping time of peace, his whiskers might be put upon a peace establishment 1" " To that I have no objection," was the answer ; but,! desire at the same lime , that your tongue may be put on the civil list. A modern Irish Gentleman having made a purchase of Gibbon's Rome, 12 volumes, in J boards, wefit to a bookseller's shop to get it most elegantly bound. " Pi. ay, Sir," inquired the bookseller, " what binding would you like best? iWouid you like to have it bound in Russia?" " In Russia," replied the man of fashion, " Oh, no, no, that is too far off ? I'd rather have it bound in Bond- street, where I think it can be equally well done." Legal Anecdote.— My Lord Chancellor Els- merr, says Sir Francis Bacon, when he read a petition which he disliked, would say, " What, you would have my hand to this now !" And the party of course, answering " Yes," he would furl her say—" Well, so you shall; nay, you shall have both my hands to it!" when with both his hands he tore the obnoxious petition into pieces. Turkish Logic.— Dr. Clarke says, the mo- dern laws of Cos do not reward female chastity, but they discountenance, in a very singular manner, any cruelty in females towards their admirers. Au instance occurred while our traveller was in the island, in which the fatal termination ofa love affair occasioned a trial for what Ihe Mohammedan lawyers describe as " homicide by an intermediate cause" The case was as follows:—" A young man, desper- ately in love wilh a girl of Stanchio, eagerly sought to marry her; but his proposals were rejected. In consequence he destroyed himself by poison. The Turkish police arrested the father of the obdurate fair, and tried him for cap- able homicide. " If the accused," argued they, with becoming gravity, " had not had a daugh- ter, the deceased would not have fallen in love, consequently he would not have been disap- pointed, consequently he would not have swallowed poison, consequently he would not have died :— but he ( the accused) had a daugh- ter, and the deceased had fallen in love," etc. Upon all these counts, he w;; s called upon to pay the price of Ihe young man's life; and this, beins fixed at the sum of 80 piastres, was ac- cordingly exacted." A singular circumstance occurred on Ihe Gol- den, Farmer- hill, in Hants on Sunday. A party from Chertsey went on a pleasurable excursion to view the hops at Farnham, and in going up, the horse in the first chaise made a sudden slop, and shook his head, as if jibbing at the hill. Mr. Griffin, of the coffee- house, Chertsey, who was in the next chaise, whipped by the first horse, and he jibbed also, swarms of bees having suddenly put themselves in motion, and filled she horse's head and ears, while others settled upon those in the chaisecart. Griffin's horse jibbed in earnest, turned about, and gallopped down the hill, but, fortunately, without accident. A cart loaded with bee- hives just before the chaise, had dropped three or four of the hives, and the tenants took up fresh quarters. On Saturday last, about one o'clock, as two Gentlemen were walking between Granton and Carolina Park, they perceived a boy on a rock, surrounded by the tide, which was rising rapidly, The poor boy seeing his danger, called loudly for help, and the Gentlemen desired some masons who weVe working near the spot to go to Granton for a horse. Luckily there was a man not far off with a horse and cart, and to him they applied, but the fellow had the inhumanity to refuse. It was not, however, a time for ceremony; the horse was therefore taken from the cart without ihe 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. Such was the rapidity of the tide that one ofthe Gentlemen, who had bean proceeding towards the rock while the masons were in search of a horse, was also surrounded by the sea, and did not get out without some 1 difficulty .--^ Edinburgh Courant, Sept. 15. MURDER AND ROBBERY. In the middle of last December, a respectable far- mer named Howard, whose age on the day of his death was 90, was murder- d in his own house, within three miles of Uxbridge. The situation of the house is pecu- liarly solitary, being surrounded with trees and fronted Dy a large lake, where now and then a fishing- boat was to be seen. The family, which were almost the only inhabitants within a very extensive circuit, consisted ' f'the venerable farmer, his grandson, and an aged fe- male servant. The fondness of Mr. Howard for his grandson, Bond, received no interruption from the mo- ment of the birth of the lalter, w ho was taught to look upon the property of his grandfather as his inheritance. The old man had stock, rn the Bank of England, and took much pleasure in thejonruey to London to receive his dividends, Which amounted to £ 30. quarterly. A few days before the murder, he had been upon one. of those journies, and on his return, being weary, he re- tired to rest. He never rose again. Upon the return of Bond from some occupation at (> o'clock in the even- ing, he found his grandfather dead. Near him lay a large crab- stick, upon which was a quantity of blood. The body was dreadfully disfigured, and the front of the head was not distinguishable from the back. The old housekeeper was lying senseless on the ground. Bond immediately ran to the labourers employed in the adjacent meadows, and described the murder that had taken place, exhibiting all those symptoms so natural to a relative of the deceased. They all repaired to the hotiseof Mr. Howard. They examined the apartments, but no violence had been done to any part. It seemed to have been the act of some miscreant, who either was influenced solely by revenge, or so horror- struck at the deed which he found necessary to perform before his object of* plunder could be accomplished, as to fly from bis first intention. Tliere, was, however, one remark able circumstance which excited suspicion against the grandson. The old man was in tho habit of carrying the key of his bureau in the left pocket of his waistcoat. The housekeeper was acquainted with his ways, and j that there were private drawers in the bureau which could he know n to no stranger. The old gentleman had received his £ 30, and he must have deposited it in one of those secret drawers. If the nature of the murderer was revenge, the money must be in the drawer, for it was locked. The suggestion was attended to; the bu- reau was broken open, but no money was to be found, every eye was fixed upon the. grandson, who did not show the slightest sign of confusion. On the contrary, he. agreed in the general opinion, that the robber must be the murderer, and that lie could have been no stranger. He invited investigation, for the sake of his own character and for the blood of his grandfather; he called upon a strict inquiry into the dreadful case. He was taken before a Magistrate. The housekeeper was called on to tell what she knew. She knew nothing, but that somebody came behind her in the kitchen, and struck her so violent a blow- that she fell senseless on the ground, and that the fright had never left her since. Some time before this she had been waiting upon her master, who was then in health; upon recovering she saw him a corpse. The person who struck her spoke, but was not seen bv her. A report previously existed that the old man had a long time ago made a will, in which he bequeathed all he was worth in the world to his grandson, but that some circumstances had recently left the house on Sunday evetiing Dec. lst. about six o'clock. The prisoner had gone out befoie to visit a Mr. Wyman, who lived at about a hundred yards dis- tance. Witness went out aloue, and left everything in safety. His master and the housekeeper werositting at ( lie fire, in a room on the ground floor. He left the door closed upon a latch. A flu* I was fixed above, which any stranger might see on entering, if lie looked upwards towards the ceiling.— He saw it insome man's hand when he returned, deeply marked wiili bh. od He met a stranger in his way near a small bridge, in such a situation as that he must have been proceeding to or coming from his master's house ; he addressed tlim, conceiving that he had missed his way, but the stranger passed on withoutan v reply. Witness then went to a public- house, where he temaiced till the prisoner came in, and exclaimed " For G — d's sake come, for somebody has almost killed the old man and Sarah."— lie went immediately to the house, accompanied by the prisoner and several other persons. The old peo- ple were, found sitting iu their chairs, unable to speak, and both very bloody. A great deal of blood lay on the floor. The prisoner got some brandy and rubbed the old. Gentleman's forehead; when the latter seemed to revive, and said, " Don't, John, it is so cold." The prisoner desisted accordingly, the deceased went to bed, and witness never heard him speak intelligibly afterwards. Cross- examined by Mr. Bolland.— The stranger whom he had met on his way to the public- house nlnst have been going to or coming from his master's house. There was a Splash way in the lane throngh which bo advanced, and the stranger passed through it instead ofgoing over the hedge, which would have brought him close to the witness. 1 he prisoner sat up all that night with the old gentleman, aud seemed much con- cerned aud very attentive to him. Bond was Always active in the pursuit of persons suspected of baling committed the. robbery. William Mercer confirmed several parts ofthe last witness's testimony. With regard to the appearance ofthe old man on his entrance, after hearing of what had happened, his eyes were very much swelled, and Iris head lunch bruised and very bloody. On his cross- examination he stated, that the old people sat i; i chairs facing each Other, and the deceased looking towards the door, so that he must haye seen who entered the room and struck the housekeeper. John Curtis, a surgeon, deposed, that when he saw the deceased there were not the slightest hopes of bis recovery. He declared this as soon as he examined him, in the hearing of the whole, company. Some of the - wounds appeared to have been inflicted by a flail, and others bv a window- bar. He was called iu about seven o'clock iu the evening. Joseph Allen said, he was a churchwarden ofthe pa- rish of Hillingdon, and went to search the house ofthe deceased, on the day in question. The prisoner asked him to look at the bureau. He examined it accordingly, It had been broken open, and the padlock aud kev w ere found intermixed with the papers in it. He search- ed the well and found nothing in it; but there was a seciet drawer which he did not observe, nor had any subsequent opportunity of discovering, till the month of August last, after the bureau had beeusold. Here Mr. Baron Graham, after communicating with his brother Judges, addressed the Jury, and remarked, that lie understood tliere was no additional evidence such as would go to trace two particular bank notes, occurred which rendered it probable that an alteration was meditated in the disposal of the property. It is said that the grandson showed mucji impatience upon . . , hearing this suspicion, and an inference unfavourable formerly the property of William Howard, to the pos- was then drawn from his conduct at the idea of suffer- session of the prisoner. As it was impossible to convict r ingany disappointment. The Magistrate discharged him; but those, who were interested believed the ease to be one ofthe vilest in the catalogue of murders. It was a singular fact, that the old man's will was after- wards found open. Upon being read, the inheritance Was found to devolve upon his grandson, who was put in possession immediately after his discharge. Bond returned tfi the house, buried his grandfather, and lived in the same solitary place. Months rolled on, and still no tidings of Hie murderer. The agitation of Oxbridge began to subside, when a few days ago it was revived with the greatest violence. A Gentleman sent to tbe Bank two notes, one for £' 20. and another for <£ 10. The Bank were not idle upon hearing' of the mnrdef. The numbers of the notes which were paid to Mr. Howard when he went to receive hisdividend had been taken, and the necessary order for . stopping them is- sued. Those very notes for 20/. and 10/. were the notes which had been taken out of Mr. Howard's bureau. The Directors of the Bank, with all that alacrity so laudable upon the occasion, traced the notes through about 30 hands, and at last came within three miles of Uxbridge, and found them in the hands of Bond. The grandson was immediately conveyed to town. By the advice of an experienced barrister, the bill for the" rob- bery was on Monday presented to the Grand Jury at Clerkenwell. After the examination of 35 witnesses, it was found a true bill. OLD BAILEY, SEPT. 17. This morning the Sessions at the Old Bailev com- menced before Mr. Baron Graham, Mr. Justice Hol- royd, Mr. Justice Burroughs, the Recorder, and the Lord Mayor. At ten o'clock the Judges took their scats on the Bench, and proceeded with the case of John Bond, who was indicted for stealing in the dwelling- house of W il- liam, Howard, since deceased, two bank notes, one of the value of' 201. and the other of the value of lof. the property ofthe said Wm. Howard. Mr. Arabin opened the indictment, and Mr. Alley stated the case to the Jury, as above ; and after observ- ing that the notes had been taken out of a bureau, the key of which had been' kept in the breeches pocket of the old man, of which the prisoner was perfectly aware, he informed the Jury that the prisoner was co- executor under hisgrandfather's will, and if he had taken the notes after the decease of his grandfather, it might be a fraud, but could nut be a felony. The following Witnesses were then called :— Sarah Randall stated, that she had been housekeeper in the deceased's family for forty years. Thcf'amily then consisted of herself, the deceased, the prisoner, and a man named Ayres. In the evening ofthclst of Decem- ber Ayres went out to milk the cows; while lip was out the witness and the old Gentleman were sitting below stairs; the witness was sitting with one of her sides to- wards the door, so that she could not see any one enter ; Ihe old mart sat nearly opposite to her, facing the door; she lit a candle for the old Gentleman to light his pipe; she heard the doer open while they were so sitting to- gether, and supposing it was Ayres she believed she said," is it you, Tom?" No sooner had she spoken, or meant to speak, than she received a blow on her head, Which stunned her. On her coming to again, she heard the old man groan. She had not the means of knowing from whom she received the blow. On her coining to, the prisoner was in the room withassistance, and spoke tobcr. The prisoner was in the habit of receiving mo- ney and dividends for his grandfather, which he always paid to the old gentleman faithfully. The old gentleman used lo roll his notes up very curiously when lie receiv- ed them, and put them into a private drawer in a bu- reau, the key of which he used to keep in his left hand . breeches pocket. He was always very regular in keep ing the key in that way, Cross- examined by Mr. Holland.— Witness had lived 40 years with Mr. Howard. The prisoner lived in the family partly in the capacity ofa servant, and was the son of her master's daughter. She had known him from his birth. Mr Howard had been extremely good to him, and the prisoners conduct always appeared re- spectful and attentive. The prisonermanaged alltheold gentleman's money concerns. She remembered Air. Howard say ing on one occasion to the prisoner, that he had provided for him in his w ill, and It ft him ^ 209, which was afterwards altered to £ i » 0 stock. The prisoner was careful, iyuh never appeared to want money. The old Gentleman offered iiim his wages on Michaelmas day, and the prisoner declined receiving them. In answer to a question from Mr. Baron Graham, the witness said, she heard the old gentleman utter a deep groan, and that be vvasncver sensible afterwards. Bond took a walk after dinner as was bis custom on the day in question, and had not returned before the blows were indicted by some pe- rson who had entered the house. The conversation respecting the money be- queathed to the prisoner had taken place a few days before. Thomas Ayres, the next witness, stated, that he bad • lived as one of the servants with the deceased, He possible t.- the prisoner on the evidence already received, evidence which affixed on ) iim not only the imputation now in question, which was extremely serious, but that also of murdering his relative and benefactor, lie felt it his duty to Stale, that the mere possession of the notes described in the indictment, although it might amount to proof of a fraud on theresidnaiy legatees of the deceased, was not evidence which oonld make out the charge stated in the indictment. He considered, therefore, thai it would be a waste of their valuable time to enter into any f ur- ther details, and had the satisfaction to understand that his brother Judges concurred in his opinion. Verdict— Not Guilty. The prisoner appeared to be about 40 ; tall, and very stout, with a dark complexion, but of an open rustic countenance; he was dressed in a smock- frock, with a rough great coat over it. His manner was perfectly composed, nor was there any change of look or gesture when he heard his acquittal." He took up his hat, and walked away from, the bar with the air ofa niau who is about his usual business. . Guildhall.— Mary Smith, a wretched old woman, apparently 70, was charged with robbing a gentleman, named Howe, or House, of a valuable watch, chain, and seals At a late hour on Friday night, last, the com- plainant was passing through Shoe- lane, towards his own house, and was embraced by somebody behind. He found that as soon as the amis ofthe person were drawn around him, he was robbed of his watch. He turned round and saw an old woman running along vvilli great velocity. He pursued, and got hold of her shawl and bonnet; but she slipped away, leaving them in the hands of the complainant as a recompenee for what he had lost. A watchman, who was informed ofthe rob- bery, aud the remarkable speed of the thief, waited in an obscure part ofthe lane ; and about an hour after, ob- served a female with all the symptoms of age, except the decrepitude, stealing along, and bending, as if in search of something she had dropped. He had disposed Ihe shawl aud bonnet in such a manner as to detain the person who should look for them, until he could prevent the possibility of a retreat. The prisoner grasped them as if they were old acquaintances, and put them on. The watchman then pounced upon her, and brought her to the watch- house, where he found upon her per- son the complainant's watch.— Committed. Attempted Suicide.— Tuesday last as a Gentleman on horseback was passing along the Paddington- road, he observed a middle- aged man going along Harper's fields in the direction of the Canal. The singularity of Ilis manner attracted the Gentleman's attention ; his steps were sometimes hurried, at others slow, and he threw his hands about with an air of distraction. He watch- ed- liim until he came to the edge of the Canal, when he suddenly turned round and threw himself in; the Gen- tleman lost no time in going to his assistance, and with great trouble got him out and laid him on the bank un- til he received assistance; when the unfortunate man was conveyed to the nearest residence.— The account he gave of himself was, that he was an upholsterer in Mary- la- bonne, and that domestic embarrassments had led him to make the rash attempt. J. Thomson, GO years of age, a few days since, at- tempted to discount or pledge a forged bill for » £ 1C. odd, with a merchant in Ayr, but was caught in the at- tempt, and incarcerated. The morning after, with the apparent intention of putting a period to his existence,, he cut his arm with a razor, in a desperate manner be- low the elbow. He bled copiously, but as the wound was made in a part nol very vital, and the affair was dis- covered early, his deadly intention was defeated. Melancholy Catastrophe.— We have tbe painful duty to announce the following lamented intelligence :— Mr. Charles Joseph Hellicar, Demi of Magdalen College, Oxford, eldest son of Mr. Joseph Hellicar, of this City, and Mr. George Gresley Whitchurch, Student of Baliol College, youngest son of the late Mr. S. Whitchurch,, during the present vacation were at Guernsey, and wishing to visit Fiance, sailed on the'afternoon of the 12th August for Cherburgh. Some few hours after- wards the wind changed, and became violent, and it is ' believed the fury of tiie gale, met their vessel whilst passing the Race of Alderney, and that they there pe- rished. No account of the vessel having reached any French port, and more than a month having elapsed without intelligence to any of the parties connected with the sufferers either in Guernsey or England, the melan- choly inference is too obvious.— Mr. Hellicar was in his 22d year; at a very early age he bad received the highest classical honours of the University, and had lately taken his degree of Master of Arts: his friend ( a year younger) felt emulous of his example, and gave marks of the highest promise— but they are no more. United, whilst living, ill friendship and study, they were not divided in death — they have sunk in one common grave, leaving their afflicted friends to mingle with their sorrow the consoling recollection of their worth.— It has thus pleased the Almighty, by a calamity most awful and affecting; to cut off these two much- beloved and valuable young men ; but" His way is in the sea. His path in the great Waters, and His footsteps are, not known,"— ( Bristol Journal, Sept. 13. X LONDON, FRIDAY,. SEPTEMBER 10, 1817 The Paris Papers of Monday arrived on Thurs- day. The following ace extracts :- Paris, Sept. 15.— Yesterday, after Mass, the King received the Ambassadors, Ministers, Mar- shals, &- C. The new Ministers of War and Ma- rine were present. During the storm on Friday, the lightning struck the hospital St. Antoine : it penetrated the sick ward, but without injuring any person. The lightning also struck three times at Arcueil: the first time, a room full of children, the se- cond, iu a court, and the third, in a field; no damage was done. Tire intelligence from the Tyrol is afflicting. After a southerly w ind, which lasted three days, the Inn and the Syll rose on a sudden higher than in 1769. The treats have carried away trees, bridges, and buildings. The amount of the National Guards of Paris was on the Ist inst. 30,111 effective men, 0,710 lion effective, and 208 Cavaliers, mounted and equipped. Total 37,005. During the last month there sailed from Havre 10 5 merchant vessels, viz. 81 French, 15 Ame- rican, 17 English, 3 Belgian, 5 Danish, 4 Dutch, 1 Norwegian, 3 Russian, and - 1 Swedish. On the 7th inst. an affray took place at Bour- deaux amongst several individuals assembled at a public- house. The guards came to quell the disorder, but were assailed by stones and sticks, and were under the necessity of using their arms. Four shots were fired, by which some of the rioters we're slightly wounded. The old Officer of the French army, General Furstembers, has died at Versailles, at the age of 99 years. The King of Prussia is expected at Berlin on th? 25th instant. They write from Lausanne, that the Rhine has devastated the country from Ragatz to the Lake of Constance. This river in the uight between the 27th and 28th ult. rose above all the em- bankments, and after having broken down the greater part of them, it precipitated itself into the plains,' and destroyed tire finest harvest. Haag and Salez, in Werdenberg, Diepoltsan, Schuietter, and Wionau, in the Rhinthal, are under w ater. The vallics to Bernang present to the view an immense Lake; boats are plying in places where water had never before been seen. At Trubbach the Rhine has innundated the salt warehouses. Oberied was the only place where the population, who assembled at the sound of the tocsin, were enabled to rest the torrent. In several places the water has quitted the old bed of the River, which is dry and covered with sand. A Mail arrived on Thursday from Flanders. The Papers by this conveyance state, that the Army of Occupation is not likely to experience the diminution of another fifth until next spring. Bv this delay ail opportunity will be afforded of ascertaining the temper of the new Chamber of Deputies, and the effect of their proceedings upon the dispositions and feelings of the people. Iu the mean time the allied Army will be kept up at an effective establishment of 120,000 men. It is again stated, that the Allies have brought for- ward claims of indemnities upon France, to the amount of 1800,000,000 f. or about 7- 1,000,000/. sterling. , NEW POLICE REPORT. The Second Report of the Police Committee of the House of Commons has been printed. The following is an extract from the. examination of J. Townshend, who has been 34 years a Bow- street Officer:—" I have, with every attention that man could bestow, watched the conduct of various persons who have given evidence against their fellow- creatures for life and death, not only at the Old Bailey, but on the Circuits; I consider Of- ficers as dangerous creatures, who have it - frequently in their power ( no question about it) to turn the scale, when the beam is level, to the other side ; he swears against the wretched man at the bar; aud why? be- cause that thing— Nature says, profit— is in the scale ; and melancholy to relate, but I cannot help being per- fectly satisfied, that has been the means of convicting many and many a man. I have always been of opinion, that an Officer is a dangerous subject to the commu- nity." Penitentiary houses receive the most unquali- fied approbation of tiie Committee, and they strongly recommend the erection of one for juvenile delinquents, who are now encouraged in their vicious practices by being shut up in the same prison with experienced and hardened offenders. It is very consolatory to observe the good effects which have been produced at the House of Refuge for the Destitute, the Philanthropic Institu- tion, the Magdalen Hospital, and flic London Female Penitentiary; all supported by private benevolence; and at the General Penitentiary at Milbank, tbe Chap- lain of which says, " that the general conduct of the pri- soners during their confinement has been most satis- factory; that the repentance and amendment of many of them is visible; and that there is every reason to pre- sume that oil their leaving the prison they will become honest and industrious members of society." This is a most gratifying statement, and is assuredly very much in favour oi' the promotion of similar establishments. County of Kent . Insurance principal Office Maidstone, ->-> nd Sept. 1817. GOVERNOR, The Right Honourable the KARL OF ROMNEY. TRUSTEES, The Most Noble MARQUIS CAMDEN, K. G. The Right Honorable EARL DARNLEY, The Right Honorable LORD GWYDER, The Right Hon. LORD VISCOUNT SYDNEY. AMD FORTY- EIGHT DIRECTORS. RECEIPTS for the re- newal of Insurances be- coming'dne at Michaelmas next, arc now in the hands of the re- spective AGENTS to the In- stitution. AND THE INSURED ARE AI. I OWED FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER THAT DAY FOR SUCH RENEWAL. The Inhabitants of KENT and SUSSEX are respectfully in- formed, that Property of every description is continued to be insured by this Office on terms as moderate as those of any similar Institution ; and the sufficiency of tbe security afforded the Insured, being, from the locality of the Establishment within the knowledge of every individual, it is presumed will be an incitement for their preference. THOMAS WICKHAM, Secretary. The Murders at Pendleton.— Much diversity of opinion exists respecting [ lie innocence of Holden and the three Ashcrofts. By letters and arrivals from Manchester we are informtd that about nine other persons have been taken up there and at other places, charged with being concerned in the above murder and robbery; and that part ofthe stolen property has been found in the possession of some of them. It is said that the clergy- men, Messrs. Rowley, Morley. and Housman, are much distressed, and that they believe them innocent. On the day previous to the execution, they requested to be alone in the Chapel of the Castle, which was pretended to be acceded to, but the gaoler overheard them there request each other to confess if they knew any thing of the murder; they severally denied it, and prayed to God to make manifest their innocence at a future day. In a case of this kind ought not the Sheriff to have power to respite the execution until the matteris more fully investigated by the Secretary of State and the Privy Council?— Lancaster Gazette. FUNDED DEBT — The official statement of the Funded Debt of Great Britain, as it stood on the lst of'February 1817, with Hie progress of the Sinking Fund to the lst or August :— The total Unredeemed Debt of Great Britain, payable in England, vvas" t£ 776,261,414 9 Oi We however state the Unredeemed Funded Debt of Great Britain and Ireland, as they now form one joint consolidated National Debt, Interest, and Sinking Fund — The Unredeemed Debtof Great Bri- tain and Ireland £' 799,601,176 The Sinking Fund purchased from Feb. 1 to Aug. 1 9,401,657 The Sinking Fund for the Debt paya- ble in England, was Aug. 1, per ann. 13,944,- 134 The annual charge for the Debt, in- cluding the Sinking Fund, was.... 44,095,440 Office. RENEWAL Receipts for ,/ POLICIES falling duo at Mi- chaelmas. arc now in flic Kinds < 1 the several Agents of the Co npai y Insurances of every Description arc effected 011 Ihe most moderate Terms. Stock on a Farm may be insuicd in one Sum without the Average Cent per Annum. Losses by Fire occasioned by Lightning have always been paid by this Office. Persons Insuring for .£ 300. or upwards, will not be charged for the Policy; and all Endorsements will be made GRATIS.-- By Order ofthe Directors, H. A. HARDY, Sec. of Country Department. Mr. Thomas Homewood, Maidstone, Agent... Cla< COUNTY FIRE OFFICE. TRUSTEES, The DUKE of RUTLAND, K, G. The MARQUIS of BUCKINGHAM. The MARQUIS of NORTHAMPTON, The EARL of BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, The EARL of UPPER OSSORY, MILLIAM PRAED, Esq. M. P. S. BERNARD MORLAND, ESQ. M. P. And Sixty Directors. Managing Director—. J. T. Barber Beaumont, Esq. F. A. s. ] EXPERIENCE having proved that, iu the ^ business of Fire Insurance, a large Permanent, Ca- 8 3| 0 0 13 lj 9 4 KENT. TURNPIKE TOLLS TO BE LET. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, riHAT the TOLLS arising at the several Toll Gates upon the Turnpike Road, leading from Maidstone to Tubb's Lake, in the Parish ofCranbrook in the. County of Kent, called or known by the several names hereinafter mentioned, will be" LET BY AUCTION, to the best bidder or respective bidders, at the House of WILLIAM MAY, the sign of the STAR, at COXHEATH, near Maidstone aforesaid, on WED- NESDAY, the bth day of OCTOBER next, between the boms of eleven and one o'clock, in the manner di- rected by the Act passed in the 13th year ofthe Reign ofliis present Majesty, King George the Thiid," For regulating the Turnpike Roads," which Tolls were last let at the scve- al annual rents following, and which will determine on the. 11th of November next, ( viz.) Shirenail Pond Gate ,£ 780 Stilebridge ditto 500 Cross- at- Hand ditto 404 Knoxbridge ditto 261 Cranbrook Town ditto 2f) t) Hartley ditto 170 And the said Tolls will be put up at those sums. Whoever happens to be the best bidder or respective bidders, must immediately after the Auction, pay into the hands of the Treasurer a deposit of £ 5 per cent, in nart of the first year's rent, and give security, with sufficient sureties, to the satisfaction of the Trustees of the said Turnpike Road, for payment of the rents agreed upon, in such manner and al such times as they shall direct. R. WHITE, Clerk to the said Trustees. Goudhurst, 5th Septembn, 1817. Letters received 011 Friday morning from Barbadoes state, that Porto Rico is so completely blockaded with Independent privateers, that no vessel can approach it with any degree of safety. Doii Salvadar Maso, the late Governor of Vene- zuela, with his Staff, had been sent to Porto Rico by Morillo. Advices of some interest have been received from Portugal. Orders having been given by the Regency for the embarkation of 3000 men for Rio Janeiro, the utmost dis- satisfaction mani- fested itself among the troops marked out for the voyage. One regiment fled wholly into the interior, iu parties amounting to from 50 fo 100 men, carrying with them their arms, clothing, and accoutrements; another is said to have de- clared to their Officers on parade, that they would not be transported without having com mitted any offence, and threatened to repel by force. The influence of Marshal Beresford was called in to appease the disorder, and he at length succeeded in gaining obedience to the will of the Government; but, as it is said, upon a solemn promise given by himself, that such as desired it should be at liberty to return to Por- tugal in three years ; and the men were allowed to take their wives and children. The latest letters from Gibraltar mention, that the garrison and town were perfectly healthy. The intercourse with the Barbary shore was strictly prohibited, and much inconvenience had been in consequence experienced, as the supplies of provisions and live stock were almost entirely from the opposite coast. No farther intelligence, respecting the Plague raging at Algiers, had been received since the arrival of the Satellite brig of war; the officers of which reported the deaths were about 70 daily. One of the letters was written by a person who had been formerly in Barbary during the Plague. He states that the horrors attending it were indescribable. The religion of the natives forbidding them to take any remedy to prevent infection or stop its pro- gress, the miserable wretches were seen expiring 111 the hovels and in the streets, eaten up with disease and vermin. The original diamond ring of Mary Queen of Scots, upon which are engraved the Arms of England, Scotland and Ireland, quartered, and which was produced in evidence at the trial of the unfortunate Mary, as a proof of her pre- tensions to the Crown of England, was in the possession of the late Mr. Blachford, one of the Lords of the Admiralty, at the time of his death. — TI10 history of this fatal ring is curious. It descended from Mary to her grandson Charles I., who gave it, on the scaffold, to Archbishop Jnxorj, for bis son Charles II., who, in liis troubles, pawned it in Holland for 300l., where it was bought by Governor Yale, and sold at his sale for 320/., supposed for the Pretender. Afterwards it came into possession of the Earl of Illa, Duke of Atgyle, and probably from him to the family of Mr. Blachford. At the late sale of his effects, it was said to have been purchas- ed for the Prince Regent. It is still our pleasing task to communicate the continued increase of our Commerce and Manu- factures. The followingstatementsfrom Glasgow and Bristol, arc such as every honest Englishman must rejoice to read. Whatever may be our po- litical feuds or our party prejudices, none but the most base and worthless can view with in- difference the symptoms of returning prosperity, after such an ordeal as we havegone through : " Bristol, Sept. 13.— With the exception ol the Corn trade, our markets this week have pre sented'a scene of bustle and activity, to w hich we had long been unaccustomed. A considera- ble advance has again taken place in iron, and immense quantities are daily sold: but such has been the demand,' that orders which now arrive have to wait at least a month before their execu- tion can be promised. The branch of our com- merce in which the greatest rise has taken place, and in which the greatest returns have been made, is British Plantation Sugar. It is com- puted that less than 7000 hogsheads only, now remain in the importers' hands; and although it is true that we are yet to expect some arrivals, we fear their cargoes will be found inadequate to supply the deficiency, occasioned by the in- creased consumption. The other articles, which chiefly constitute the foreign trade of Bristol, meet a regular demand; and w e believe we should find a difficulty in naming a single manufactory in our neighbourhood, which can at present complain either of w ant of business, or of inade- quate returns. The corn- factors, it is true, se- verely feel the continuance of fine weather, but then it should be recollected, they had their day this time twelvemonth." " Glasgow. Sept.. 13.— A progressive improve- ment has taken place iti our Sugar Market since this day w eek, and our sales amount to 800 hlids. the total advance of the week may be consider- ed 3s. per cwt. In Cottons we continue very gradually to advauce, and the opinion of the holders is sanguine with regard to higher prices. It may be observed, that most of the recent large sales have been to manufacturers, who continue to experience the best demand possible for their goods." THREE VALUABLE FARMS, NEAR TONBRIDGE, KENT. TO BE LET UPON LEASES, By Messrs. DRIVER, BOUT SIX HUNDRED AND EIGHTY i-. » ACRES of rich ARABLE, MEADOW, WOOD, and HOP GROUND, incliiding about 100 Acres ofthe rich Town Meadow, adjoining the River Medway, with 3 complete Farm- houses aud Homestalls, inostdesirably situate Only 3 miles from TONBRIDGE, and arranged into Three Farms, called Northfrith or New Park Farm, con- taining about 357 acres in the occupation of Mr. Booth Hodgetts; Little Parte Farm, containing about 223 acres, in the occupation of Mr. John Hudson ; and Little Trench Farm, containing about 96 acres, in the occupation of Mr. John Chatfield; whose Leases will expire at Michael- mas next, when possession may be bad. To be viewed on application to Mr. PARKER, Rose and Crown, Tonbridge; or JohN ELLYOTT, Woodreeve, at North Frith Lodge: and further particulars may be know n of Messrs. SMITH and HOSKINS, 10, Lincoln's Inn; or of Messrs. DRIVER, Surveyors and Land Agents, at their Offices, No. 13, New Bridge- street, Blackfriars, London. pitql. in addition to the fluctuating assets arising from the premiums, isnecessary for SOLID SECURITY ; such permanent and additional Capital the Original Members have provided to the extent of ,£ 400,000 and they are alone responsible for losses. Returns to the amount of ,£ 14,500. have been paid within the last three years to those who have been in- sured Seven Years. In mentioning the above fact, the Directors do not mean to add to the representations by which the mind of the Public is drawn off' from the main object of Insurance, i. e. SECURITY. They declare that in comparison with the CERTAINTY of being exone- rated from the losses of others, and of having tfieir own losses settled liberally, promptly, and under the guaran- tee of ample funds, the CHANCE of a return at the end of Seven Years ofa fifth, a fourth, or a half of the premium, out of the premium and duty paid for Insurance, ought not to have any weight. They rest their claims to pub- lic confidence upon the solidity of the security which they offer, and upon the liberality with which it has been bestowed in the adjustment of losses. This liberality they are enabled atrial! times to exercise from the am- pleuess and permanence of their funds, and from their not beingdriven by their plan of business to the annual making up of a fixed return. The payment of all just claims is their fixed rule; the return varies with the amount of such claims. Ilence claimants upon the County Office liuve never been turned round upon mere legal objections, nor have they had occasion to resort to legal aid in a single instance. To render the protection of the County Fire Office still further useful, the Directors offer their assistance in disco- vering and bringing to justice all persons engaged in the cri- minal acts of firing buildings and stacks insured in the County Office. For this purpose they are willing, either separately or jointly, with parishes or individuals, to offer large rewards upon the commission of such crimes; and. in like manner, to supply the funds necessary for carrying on prosecutions, where such funds are wanting. The Directors 011 their part expect that sufferers from incendiaries will, as required by the 27 Elizabeth, c. 13, give the earliest intelligence of the fact in the nearest town or village, so as by 110 means to exceed two days; and that they will, by themselves or servants having charge ofthe property, within four days at the furthest, from the commission of the crime, make a statement thereof, and of their knowledge, if any, of the incendiary upon oath, before a neighbouring ma- gistrate; and the Directors give notice, that unless such preliminary means be furnished to bring criminals to justice, they will not hold themselves accountable for the loss occasioned. KENT. TO BE SOLD, Pursuant to a Decree of the Hieli Court of Chancery," made in a Cause of FRIDAY, v. WALKER, by STHJ » HKS HOUGH, Gentleman, with' the approbation" Of JOSEPH JKKYU, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Coiut, at the. f.' osi; SITTIN- UBOURNI:, in the COUNTY of K ENT , 011 Tuesday, the sevemhday » /' October, 1817, between the. hours of ten and ore o'clock, in 0 Lots, RJMIE FREEHOLD ESTATES, Lite Of BEN- .1 VMIN WALKER, ofChalkwell, near Sittingbourne aforesaid, situate in the several parishes of Sitting- bourne, Milton, next Sittinghourne, Ncwington, next Sittingbourne, Borden, Brcdgar, Bobbing, and I wade, in the said County, severally occupied by Messrs. Hudson, Mr. W111. Cray don, and Mrs. Sarah Walker. Printed Particulars may be had ( gratis) at the said Master's Chambers, in Southampton Buildings, Chan- cery Lane; of Mr. Jonx LAKE, No. 10, Lincoln's Inn; of Mr. WOOJHIIIT, Pump Court, Temple. ; of Mr. LYNO; Milton ; at Ihe place of sale; and the dif- ferent Inns in the vicinity of Sittingbournc. FR E E1 io L 7) J . S IaTeTiIEA DCO R N TO fit; sot, I) BV P It 1 VAT E CO NT II ACT, A VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, cont- ® prising about 20 Acres of exceeding rich Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, within a ring fence, well watered aud excellent hedges, with thriving Timber, Apple and other Fruit Trees, together with a neatnew- orected substantial Dwelling- house, Kitchen and Flower Garden, Barn, Stable, and otliersuitable outbuildings, in substantial repair, well calculated for investment, ol- country retirement, beingmost desirably situated by the sideof the NewTnrnpikeRoadleading from Tenterden to Maidstone, on the north side of the pleasant and im-~ provingtown of Headcorn, in ihe county of Kent, 10 miles from Maidstone and 45 fiom London. Novfin the occupation of Mrs. MARY AUSTIN ( the proprietor) of whom further particulars miy be had; or of Mr. ROBERT PYAI. L, Cranbrook. T FATHERWELL MANSION- HOUSE, NEAR TOWN MALLING. TO BE SOU) BY r111VATE CONTRACT, HE CAPITAL MESSUAGE, called FATHER WF. LL HOUSE, in most substantial repair, delightfully situate within one mile of Ihe town of West Mailing, commanding extensive views ofthe surrounding country, containing excellent Cellars and Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, and Kitchen, all of good dimensions, and 4 Bed Chambers, 2 Dressing Rooms, and 4 Attics; a most desirable Residence for a genteel Family, with Coach House, Barn, Stable, and every convenient Building, large Garden, walled in, planted with thriving Fruit Trees, and 22 Acres of rich Orchard Ground and Meadow Land, situate at RYARSH, in the COUNTY OF KENT, and late in the occnpation of MR. WM. BRATTLE. EIGHTY- FOUR ACRES OF LAND, nearly ad- joining Fatherwell Mansion, 40 Acres of which are planted with Hops, Cherries, Filberds and Apples, in a most thriving state, or any part thereof may be also sold with the Mansion, if required. Immediate pos- session may be had, and for further Particulars apply to MESSRS. BRACE and SELBY, Solicitors, SMrev- street, Strand, London; or to MR. SELBY, Solicitor, Town Mailing. Mr. James Stanger, Agent at Maidstone. On tiie examination of ihe bill? of entry, pub- lished ditirnallv, we find that the import of corn from the Baltic alone, including wheat, barley, and oats, has amounted lo from 4,000 to 15,000 daily. The quantity obtained is great, not only from the Baltic, but the United States; all the private warehouses 011 the' banks of the Itiver, as well as the Commercial Docks, are completely crammed. So superabundant is the supply, that application has been made to the Directors Ofthe London Dock Company, to admit into their spacious receptacles, the cargoes of such ships is cannot, for want of room be discharged else- where. This request, we hear has beencontplied with; great accommodation will thus be afforded, and the expence iu the demurrage of shipping prevented. We understand that 600 men are to be imme- diately added to the Royal Marines, which will be an augmentation to each company of ten men. An investigation of the circumstances which led to the Conviction of Hall and Morrison, has taken place at a Meeting of all the principal Inha- bitants of Wolverhampton. After reading the report of the trial, and nearly 30 affidavits since made, the Meeting were of opinion, that the two soldiers' gilt amounted to no more than an act of disorder, committed from inebriety; and re- solved, that an application should be made to the Secretary of State to procure their full pardon^ VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, CALLED CHAINS FARM, SUNDRICH, KENT. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, • By Messrs. DRIVER, Atthe AUCTION MART, LONDON, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, at Twelve o'Clock, ' 4 Very valuable and desirable FREEHOLD CMI ESTATE ( free of Land Tax), called CHAINS FARM, most desirably situate at Hyde Hill, Sundrich, in the county of Kent, four miles from Sevenoaks and Westerham, and only 22 from London , comprising an excellent farm house, a cottage, and garden, barns, granary, stabling, and other necessary agricultural buildings; together with about 190 acres of rich arable, meadow, pasture, hop ground, and wood laud, lying within a ring fence ; in the occupation of Mr. Francis Staples, upon lease, which will expire at Michaelmas, 1821, at. the clear annual rent of £ 175. Printed Paiticulars may be had at the Crown, Seven- oaks ; White Hart, Godstone and Bromley; — , Westerham ; Sussex Tavern, Tollbridge Wells ; at the Auction Mart; of Messrs. Smith and Hoskins, No, 10, Lincoln's Inn ; and of Messrs. Driver, Surveyors and Land Agents, at their Offices, No. 13, New Bridge, street, Blackfriars London; where a Plan of the Estate may be seen. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY J. SIMMONS, O11 TUESDAY, the 7th Day of OCTOBER next, and fol- lowing Day. onthe Premises of Mr. Henry Kingsnorth. of Kelsham Farm, in Headcorn, quitting the same, and removing to. another situation in this County, 4 LL 1he valuable LIVE and DEAD STOCK, t\. IMPLEMEN TS of HUSBANDRY, & c.- Con- sisting of seven excellent draft horses with their harness, addle horse, 1 exceeding good 6- inch wheel wag- ESTABLISIIED 1797. TRUSTEES, The Most Noble the DUKE of SOMERSET The Most Noble the DUKE of BEAUFORT The Most Noble the DUKE of ARGYLE The Right Hon. EARL CRAVEN The Right Hon. EARL ROSEBERY The Right Hon. EARL SURRY The Right Hon. LORD SALTOUN LORD VISCOUNT ALTHORPE, M. P. Secretaries— Messrs. T. and S. BIGNOLD. DIVIDENDS to the parties insured, of £ 50. per Cent, have been payable by this Institution for the last fourteen years. Those whose returns are now due may receive their re- payment by applying at the Office, or to the Agent with whom they insured Upwards of 20,000 persons have reaped this important benefit, amongst whom £' 40,000 have been divided. The following are some of the parties who have re- ceived returns : Deposit. FRAUD PREVENTED. TO counteract the many attempts that are daily made to impose 011 the unwary a spurious, composition instead ofthe Genuine Blacking prepared by Day and Martin, they are. induced to adopt a new Label in which their signature and address, 07, HIGH HOLBORN, is placed so conspicuously in the centre of the Label, that they trust an attention to this, and the difference of the type" which is unlike all letter press, will unable purchasers at once to detect the imposition. The Real Japan BLACKING, made and sold whole- sale by DAY and MARTIN, 97, High Holborn, and retailed by the principal Grocers, Druggists, Book- sellers, Ironmongers, Perfumers, Boot- Makers, & c. in the United Kingdom, In Bottles at fid, 1.?. and Is. 6d. each. A copy of the Label will be left with all Venders. 44 Return. 22 11 10 59 13 104 13 140 II 119 6 107 0 312 8 131 0 gon with a pair of extra donSfc roils, one six- inch wheel tug, I narrow wheel waggon, all complete, 3 very good 6- inch wheel dung carts, a tax cart and harness, 1 wheel plough, 2 foot and one strike ditto, with an excellent drill plough, 3 double nidgets. 4 double and two single harrows, one exceeding good roll, 1 ditto, 1 dew rake, I brake, sundry waggon and plough harness, about 80 sheep gates, one malt mill, useful implements of hus- bandry in hop pitchers and dogs, spuds, spades, shovels, axes, forks, rakes,. hay cutters, hoes, wedges, sledges, carpenters' tools an iron vice, waggon ropes and traces, a cyder press, chains, traces, ladders, and a variety of sundry useful utensils and tools, all in the best condition. The very excellent well- bred neat Cattle, Comprises, of the Sussex breed, six milch cows, well timed iu calving, 1 heifer, 3 years old heifer in calf, 4 forward fatting steers, 2 ditto heifers, five two- yearling steers, 2 ditto heifers, a remarkable fine breeding sow very heavy in pig, 5 fatting hogs ofa famous breed, 7 pigs, - 10 very good marsh lambs. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE In beds and bedding, various tables, 12 mahogany nail- over hair seated chairs, 2 elbow ditto, 12 beech matted bottom ditto, cherry and ash ditto, a most excellent 8- day clock inlaid case, a wainscot bolter, mahogany dou- ble chest of draws, handsome buffets, mahogany pole fire screen, brewing utensils in tubs, keelers and barrels dairy ditto, in barrel churn and other implements, brine tubs, boilers, saucepans skillets, pewter dishes and plates, and various and sundry kitchen furniture, in general use. K5* The Live and Dead Stock, with the Implements of Husbandly will be Sold the first day, and the Salp each day begin at 1* 1 o'clock. Rt. Hon. Lord Ongley, Old ? Warden ) Sir C. Corbett, Adderley- hall 119 7 Ed. W. Martin, Esq. Exiling 209 6 S. Wells, Esq. Biggleswade... 293 2 J. Williamson, Esq Baldock... 238 11 Mess. J. Swan & Co. Ensham 211 0 Mess. Birley & Co. Whitehaven624 17 Mr. T. Foster, Heaton Norris 262 0 The experience of 21 year? has demonstrated the security and advantage of the plan of this Institution, when adopted on an extensive scale, and the rapid pro- gress which it is still making throughout the kingdom, is the strongest proof that can be given of the public con- fidence in the system. This will be most fully proved by the amount of Premium received during the last three years, which is as follows ;— 1814 - .£' 38,667 18 7 1815 - ,£ 49,157 10 0 1816 - 60 135 IS 0 A surplus capital of upwards of <£ 100,000 has been accumulated, which is retained in aid of the Premiums, ( amounting to .£ 60,000 per annum), and the members have the further security of a reserve capital now form- ing by an annual appropriation of per cent, upon the receipts of premium, which will continue till the amount reaches £ 500,000. LIFE OFFICE.— The Rates are nearly £ 10 per Cent, lower than those demanded by other Offices, and the savings are returned to the Insurers by additions to the'snms secured by their Policies. The Capital ofthe Office exceeds ,£ 190,0011. A - Bonus of 20 per cent, has been declared upon all policies effected prior to June, 1815, by which the sums secured to the insured are considerably increased. Agents for both Institutions are established in every principal town in the kingdom. Further Particulars may be had, GRATIS, of Mr. G. HAWKINS, Maidstone; Mr. S. READER, Cranbrook : or of any ofthe. Agents who arc appointed in the prin- cipal Towns in this County. Nervous Complaints and Debility. THE late celebrated Dr. Fothergill, in the course of his extensive practice, encountered repeatedly such distressing Cases of Nevorns Com- plaints, that he was induced to direct his principal attention to the discovering an effectual and permanent Remedy. The invaluable Medicine here offered to the Public attention, under the title of" Dr. Fothergill's Nervous Drops," was the happy result of his efforts; by means of which he invariably succeeded in subduing and exterminai'ing every description of Nervous disor- ders and their various distressing affections, aslowness of Spirits, Head- Aches, Loss of Appetite, Indigestion, Spasms, Tremors, Hypochondriacism, Extreme Lassi- tude, Anxiety, Fainting Fits, and every kind of debility and relaxation, whether hereditary or caused by long residence in hot and unhealthy Climates; loo sedentary a life, or close application to study; excessive care or grief, repeated dissipation, or other causes. To those unfortunately thus afflicted, it is confidently recom- mended to use the above inestimable Medicine, by which they are assured of obtaining immediate relief, and by a due perseverance in it agreeably to the direc. tions given, the complete re- establishment of their health. Sold in Bottles, at 4s. fid. ; 1 Is ;& 22s.; ( by tho. Propiie- tors'appointment) by J. V. HALL, Printer of this Paper; Prance, Browne and Mares, Wickham, and Tyrrell, Maidstone; Tozer and Turner, Chatham ; Senior, Sit- tingbourne; Brown and Clause, Faversham; Elliot, Ashford; Lee, Hythe;. Allen, Lydd; Cook, Rye; Cham- bers, Tenterden ; Titford, Cranbrook ; Evenden, Ton- bridge; Clout, Sevenoaks; George, Westerham; Frank- lin, Dartford; Stedman, Mailing; and by the principal Booksellers and Druggists in every town. WARREN'S Original Japan Liquid Blacking. W) DUCES the most exquisite jet black ever beheld, preserves the leather soft and pie- vents it cracking, has no unpleasant smell und will retain its virtues in any climate. This Blacking is particularly recommended for tile use of Ladies half bouts, which will experience a gloss equal to the highest japan varnish, render them water proof and will not soil the clothes. Prepared by R. WARREN, 14, St. Martin's- lane, Loo- don ; and retail at Maidstone- J. V. HALL, The Royal Exchange Office having recently made an of- ficial attack on this Institution, the Directois content them- selves with stating to Ihe Public a fact which will- probably satisfactorily account for it— viz. THAT WITHIN THE SPACE OF SEVEN YEARS THE BUSINESS OF THE NORWICH UNION HAS INCREASED ABOVE <£ 16,000,000, WHILST THAT OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE HAS DECREASED ABOVE ,£ 1,200.000, Brown & Mares, Archer, Wickham, Chaplin, Ro- binson, Stanford, Driver, Brewer. Cranbrook— Reader. Tenterden— Chambers, and Chasman, Tyechurst — Cheesman. Hurst Green— Randall. Robertsbridge— Wellard, & Kennett. Battle- Bayley, Hull, and Metcalf. Hastings— Amore, Man- waring, and More, Bexhill— Barnard & Rich. Eastbourn— Gasson. Seaford— Champion Rye— Bowden Southbro'— Ring Goudhurst— Larkin, Leigh. Tonbridge Wells— Sprange, and Hunt. Tonbridge— Driver, and Sevenoaks— Wigzell, Hod. sol, Martin & Son, Wrothum— Evenden, Mick- elficld, York,& Chalken Town Mailing— Stedman. Dartford— W a ill 0I1, Ham • inond, Pearce, Creed, Bean, and Masters. Lenham— Brown, Gooding, Bottle, and York. Charing— Streeter & Hum- phrey. Ashford— Worgcr, Reeve, and Lewis. Rochester— Allen, Roberts, Paine, Dixon, and Cole. Brompton— Kcuslev, Mar- •• iner, and Coomber. Milton— Mnrtoir Sittingbourn— Harrison Strood— Jackson, Sweet, Verdon, aud Mumford. Chatham- Grover, Lewis Wheeler, Green, and Lynnell. Skinner. And in every Town in the Kingdom, in stone bottles, sixpence, tenpence, and eighteenjience each. CAUTION — The superior quality of this Black- ing has induced several base impostors to sell spurious compositions under the same name, to prevent which, observe none are genuine unless, 14 St. MartiiMane, , s stamped in the bottle, and the label signed \ G. CARROLL, tlie Contractor, has the plea- It. sure of announcing the. following Scheme ofthe New Grand Lottery, to his Friends aid ihe Public, satisfied tlmt the. perusal ol it will he sufficient to secure th dr approbation. It contains 7,100 lumbers, Two Ticke. ls ( U each Number. SCHI'M!'.. 2 .. of ...£ 20,000 Money .. . are £ 40,000 2 20,000 Consols 40,000 2 -... 15,000 Ditto ... 30,000 2 5,000 Money . 10,000 2 .'.,",.... 1,000 Gu. incas 2,100 2...\ 1,000 Mohey . 2,000 4 50!) Guineas 2, tOO C,....... 200 Guineas 1,260 8....... ,:.,. 200 Money . 1,600 10 .... 100 Money - 1,000 HO ... 50Guiueas 100 ... 21 Guineas 2,205 1,342 J 5'" i-.' sl-( lratvu Blanks to reel / Money each ive =£ 0) | 13)) « , 0 l" Next drawn Blanks to be re- draw 5,700 ' « ih December, or to receive £ 1 1 each on or before December 3rd... Last Drawn Blanks to receive J 0? wn ) 12 I 08, 100 1,310 $ 8,040 £ 223,175 Monev each 8,542 Prizes, & only 8,658 Blanks. Each of llic 115( 000 Prizes to have ia, 000 More. The lv hth- dnnvn Prize above.£ 200 to have 420,000 Mouev More. Tim First- drawn Prize 3d Day to have £ 20,000 More. Tickets and Shares for the New Tottery, which will comm. uce I Rawing on the 7 th of\ d\ KMC Kit. and which ss tho Public will perceive, contains SIX Prizes of £ 120.000 aiv on Saie at Ihe Contractor's Offices, No. 7, Cornhill, and 20, OXFord STREET, LONDON; where 7.735, the last Prize of 80,000 ever drawn, was'sold ill i.: t » riety of Numbers are also on Sate by his • A gri id,. <:. -. f'Vi, Post Office, Rochester. .7. Little, China Warehouse, Faversham. O. Saffery '.' o. Stationers, St. George- street, Canterbury. T. Hayward. Bookseller, Beach- street, Deal. W. Hine, China Warehouse, East- street, Brighton. TO BE SOLI) BY AUCTION, BV G. HOOPER. ( By Order of die Proprietor, Removing,) Oa THURSDAY, the 25th of SEPTEMBER, 1817, beginning at Twelve o'Clock. rspiIE EXCELLENT LIVE DEAD FARM- ING STOCK, and other EFFECTS, of F. WoodgATe, ESQ. at Upper Fawk farm, in the Parish nf Seal, Kent, consisting of 4 draft horses, 3 waggons, CI nearlv new,) 3 dung carts, a laud roll, 4 ox and 2 li-. rsc harrows, 2 wheel ploughs, a wheel strike plough, a hop harrow, hop nidget, truce, coiler and plough har- nesses, waggon ropes, wheel- barrow, ladders, cutting fr )\, sacks, pokes, and bin cloths, bushel measures, corn chtjst, sheep coops, new and old hurdles and slat gates, cow crib, some new boards, and wheeler's timber, old and useful iron, chains, working tools, , te. Catalogues may be had one Day preceding the. Sale, TT Mr. GEORGE'S, Westerham; the George, Wrotham; the Crown, Tonbridge; and of the AUCTIONEER, Sevenoaks. it.? 3 The Public are respectfully informed, that the Sale of the capital FURNITURE, some excellent MILCH COWS verv forward in Calf, and the FARM- ING STOCK, at Godden, will take Place shortly ; of which, timely Notice will be given. To Grocers, Drapers, ah'd Shopkeepers in Genertit. j TO BE LET ON LEASE, OR OTHERWISE, WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, 4 HOUSE with SHOP, well adapted for the i ^ above lines of business, situated in ihd Village of IGHTHAM, in the County of Kent, about 24 miles from London, 5 from Sevenoaks, and 12 from Maidstone, surrounded by good roads. The House consists ofa good shop, parlour, kitchen, pantry, scullery, brewhouse, 2 cellars, and 4 good bed- chambers.— A yard and good well of water. For particulars and to view apply to Mr. HACKeTT Stone- street, Seal, near Sevenoaks, post- paid. Kent, if by letter TO BUILDERS, FARMERS, . V OTHERS. Capital BUILDING MATERIALS, Sfc. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY JOHN JORDAN, On MONDAY, the 0th OCTOBER, 1817, and follow- ingjdav, at Mrs. Ross's BUILDING YARD, ROCHESTER, Kent, l4 Large Quantity of FIR SCANTLING, 7 in- L vL dies by 5, 0 by 5, 0 by 2, 5 by 2J, 4 by 2 ; upwards of 2000 feet run of excellent Weather Board, upwards of 3000 feet run Of excellent Flooring Board, 2 Fir Baulks, Window Frames and Sashes, 10 Chimney Caps, 30four and six- pannel Doors, with Jambs and Grounds, 20 Closet Fronts and Shelves, a quantity of Fathom Wood, also some Portland Stone, ii; window sills, door sills, key stones, hearth stones, and jambs, e. May be viewed the mornings of the sale. Catalogues may be had sU days preceding the sale, at the Plieenix Printing Office, Rochester; Prince of Orange Inn, GraVesend ; Star Inn, Maidstone ; Ship Inn, Faversham ; Falstaff Inn, Canterbury ; and at the AUCTIONEER'S, High- street, Milton. » ">- The sale will commence the first day at One o'Clock, and on the second day at Eleven o'Clock. FREEHOLD GROUND RENTS, CHATHAM. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On THURSDAY, the 2d of OCTOBER, 1817, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, at the MITRE INN, Chatham, in 1G Lots, Lot 1. 4 Well Secured Freehold GROUND iRENT, with the Reversionary Interest, i- suing out of valuable Premises, desirably situated in Ordinance Place, Chatham, now on Lease to Mr. Penny, at a Gronnd Rent of£ 1 17s. Cd 2.— A well seemed Freehold Ground Rent, on va- luable Premises, on lease to Mr. Flanders, at£ l 10s. a.- -. 4 well secured Freehold Ground Rent on valua- ble Premises, on lease to Mr. Chaney at £- 2 2s. Od. 4. - A well secured Freehold Ground Pent on valua- ble Premises, or. lease to Mr. Enfield, at 12S 6d. 5. — A well secured Ground Rent on valuable Pre- mis/ s, on lease, to Mr. Moor, Grocer, at » f2 O's; Od. 0. — A well secured Freehold Ground Rent on valua- ble Premises, on lease to Mr. Grant, at'i' 4. lis. Od 7. A we'd secured Freehold Ground Rent on valua- ble Premises, on lease to Mr. Furry, at £ 5 0s. Oil. « .— A well secured Freehold Ground Rent on valua- ble Premises, on lease to Mr. Christopher, at £ 7 4s. Od, 0. - A well secured Freehold Ground Rent, on valua- ble Premises, on lease to Mr. Littis, at £ 7 4d. Od. I().— A well secured Freehold Ground Kent on valua- ble Premises, on lease to Mr. Parks, at £ 7 10s. Od. .— A well secured Freehold Ground Rent on valua- ble Premises, on lease to Mr. Ruck, at £ 7 10s. Od. 12.— A well secured Freehold Ground Ronton valua- ble Premises, on lease with Sindon. at ,£ 8 5s. Od. 13. — A well seemed Freehold Ground Rent on valua- ble Premises, on lease with Beedle, at £ 10 las. Od. !;,— A well secured Freehold Ground - Kenton valua- ble Premises, on lease to the Representative of Mr. Dean, at £ 25 10. 0s. 15.— Four excellent Freehold Houses, in agood state of repair, let at ^ 39 06. Od. 10.— Nearly 30 Acres of capital Freehold Land, on lease to a respectable tenant, situate in the Hundred of Hon, 4 miles from the City of Rochester, at .£ 40. 0s. Od. For particulars apply ( if by letter post- paid) to Mr THOMAS GREEN Ramsgate. No, 0< Union- street, Maid- stone, No. 46, Skinner- street, Snow- hill; and at the Office of Messrs. COLLINS and WALLER, Solicitors Spitnl- jqnare; or Messrs. Townsend Printers, Chatham N. ii.— Any part or the whole amount of tlie pur- chase- money may remairt on mortgage on each lot, if required, ( at 5 per cent), and possession may be had on the Ilth of October. KENT. Capital Freehold Hop Plantation, Lack Farm, near Cox. heath, in the Purish of Hunton. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On FRIDAY, the 3rd Day of OCTOBER next, between the hours of 5 and G o'Clock in the afternoon, at the GEORGE INN, yALdING, Possession will be given on the llth of October next, LOT 1. ACAPITAL HOP PLANTATION, in a high state of cultivation, adjoining the Lands of Thos. Turner, Esq. Mr. Bishop, and Mr. Allen, ( be it more or less) 1A. lit. . Lot:!. A CAPITAL HOP PLANTATION, ad- joining that of Mr. Duddy, ( be it more or less), 3A. IK. Lot 3. THREE PIECES or PARCELS of CAPI- TAL LAND, part planted with HOPS, adjoining the Lands of Thos. Turner, Esq. ( lie it more or less) 8A. 3P. Lot 4. A FARM HOUSE and GARDEN, together witli a Capital MEADOW, ( be it more or less) 2 A. 3P. Lot 5. A very good BARN and YARD). Lot 0. A very good OAST HOUSE, and Premises, iu a good stale of Repair. YALDING. Lot 7. A substantial FREEHOLD DWELLING HOUSE, and vacant BUILDING GROUND, Let to Mr. William Young, at the. yearly Rent of £!>. 15s, desirably situated adjoining the George Inn, in the town of Yalding, and two otlier FREEHOLD MES- SUAGES ir TENEMENTS, and vacant BUILDING GROUND, Let at the yearly Rent of .£ 12 5s. Each of the above mentioned Houses have an pnli- mited right of turning Horses and Cows on Yalding. For particulars apply ( if by Letter post paid,) to Mr. THOMAS GREEN, Ramsgate; No. 9, Union- street, Maidstone; No. 4G, Skinner- street, Snow- hill; and at the office of Mr. GEORGE JEfFERy, Solicitor, 4, Ha.. Court, Temple. - Any part or the whole amonnt of thc purchase money may remain ou mortgage, or each Lot at 5 per ccnt if required. VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, ' BY MR. J. S. CHATTERTON. At. the GEORGE INN, RYE, on WEDNESDAY, 8th OCTOBER, 1817, between the hours of 3 and S o'clock in the afternoon, if not in the mean time dis- posed of by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given; Most Desirable FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate in the remarkably fertile Parish of ICKLESHAM, in the County of Sussex, on the Coasting Road, four miles from Rye, G from Hastings, and 1 from the romantic and ancient Town of Winchelsea, now in the occupations of Mr. Samuel Rutland, Edwin Dawes, Esq. Mr. J. Eagles, Thomas Easton, and Mr. Martin ; containing by admeasurement 2IQA. In. 7P. of Arable, Meadow, aud Pasture Land, including 9 Acres of re- markably good Hop Ground ; the principal part of the remaining Upland is a particular soil selected for hop plantations, the meadow equally good for pasture, the whole within a ling fence. The House on the Estate, at a small cxpence, may be made a desirable residence for a Gentleman. Further particulars, conditions, and maps may be seen at the Office of Messrs. WOOLLETT and DAWES, the AUCTIONEER, and George Inn, Rye; New, and Castle Inns, Winchelsca; Swan Inn, Hastings ; and all the principal Inns in the neighbourhood : at Messrs. BROOKES and HARPER, Stationers, Lincolns Inn, Lon- don, any time after the 20th September; and of T. LLOYD, Esq. Friars, Winchclsea, who is authorised to treat for sale by Private Contract. CHARITY SCHOOL, AT HASTING. HE CORPORATION of HASTING do hereby give NOTICE, that they will proceed to the ELECTION of a MASTER of the said SCHOOL, on THURSDAY , the 23( 1 day of OCTOBER next, at ten o'clock in the. forenoon, in the TowN HALL, HASTING, in the room ofMr. Benjamin Slade, resigned. At which lime and place all Peisons who are desirous of becom- ing Candidates, arc required personally to attend, and pass such examination as may be thought necessary. The Regulations require, that he should be a member oftbe established Church of England, and be a religious, honest, and respectable, man ; and should produce most satisfactory testimonials of his good character and con- duct, and of his qualifications and ability to teach the Scholars to spell and read English, write, cast accompts, mathematics, and the art of navigation. The whole <^ f his time must he exclusively given to Ihe education of the Free Scholars, and to that end no Officiating . Minister, or any'person having Church Pre- ferment, orany other avocation or employment, can be elected. And that every boy who is the son of an Inhabitant of the Town and Port of Hasting, or tire liberties thereof, shall have a right lo enter upon the foundation between the ages of 0 and & years inclusive The present Salary of the Master is £ 210 per annum, ( subject to a'- deduction for quit rent) out of which he provides a School room and Firing, All applications are to. be made personally, or by let- ter ( post paid) to Mr. ToMPsETT. Town Clerk, Hasting, on or before the 18th dnv of October next. Hasting, ISthSrpt. 1817. BENENDEN TURNPIKE ROAD. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, HAT the next Meeting of the TRI'STE FS of the BENENDEN TURNPIKE ROAD, will be held at. the Bull Inn, Benenden, in Hie County of Kent, on FRIDAY, the " 2tth day ef OCTOBER next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon— when the ' foils to arise in the year ensuing, f' oni the under- mentioned Gates, on lite T1 CANDLES. TO HOP GROWERS, GENTLEMEN wanting to lay in a Stock of the above Article, may be supplied with all sorts and sizes, of the verv best quality, on the most" reason- able terms, at WILLIAM PRIDDEN's MANUFAC- TIITKR, No. 77, ST. MARGARET'S HILL, BOROUGH, close to w here Hie Hop Waggons usually unload. N. B— SO Good GREAVES, Ac. A PS of all sorts at the Makers prices. STRICTURES CUR ED. BY a New Method the above. troublesome Complaint is entirely eradicated without pain, whether ot long or short " standing, ( except Constitu- tional; as well as all weaknesses generally accompany- ing it, and in a short time the whole system is re- esta- blished, being otic of the greatest discoveries ever made. By J. LYNCH, 58, Duke Street, St. James. Price £ 4. the Parcel. AH Letters to be Post- paid. IN A FARM HOUSE IN KENT. WANTED, THREE BED ROOMS, a PARLOUR, the 2L the use of a KITCHEN, & c. furnished or partly so. The Situation must he healthy; if near a Market Town the better.— Address, post- paid, to A. B. at Mr. HENNINGS, Leicester Square, London; stating par- ticulars before the 28th lust. PAI 1SH OF ST. NICHOLAS, ROCHESTER. WANTED, & MAN and his WIFE, without Incumbrance, £. 1 as MASTER and MISTRESS ofthc POOR- HOUSE of this Parish. Reference as to Chancier, iic. fo be given by letter ( post- paid) addressed to the Overseers. Personal attendance at the Poorhonse, on Tuesday, the 7th October, at 5 o'clock iu the evening, will be expected. ': 7- Salary £ 30 per annum. CONTRACTS. THE COMMITTEE of the ELEVEN UNITED - FI- PARISIIES will be ready to receive TENDERS, at their WORKHOUSE, in HOLLINGBOURNE, at or before four o'clock in the afternoon of FRIDAY, the. 2flth in- stant, of any Person or Persons willing to Contract for the supply of the under- mentioned Articles, to be de- livered ift carriage- free, that is, Good Beef, at per score, to consist of flanks, vans, mouse pieces, chuck ribs, and rounds, an Ox Head each week, and Mutton as required. Good Flour. fine and seconds, at per sack. Good Grocer}/, that is Derby, Gloucester, and Dutch Cheese, Barrel Butter, Sugars, Ten, and Soap, at per pound. Salt at pei bushel, and Candles at per dozen. Samples of the Flour and Grocery to be delivered in with the Tender, and ( he Contract to continue forthree months.— Dated September 22d, 1817. Wm. PECKHAM, Clerk. ———— SATURDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE. BANKRUPTS'. J. aud E. Bernoulli, Jeffery's- square, merchants— J. W. Coffin, Plymouth. dock, merchant— R. Nivan, silk and calico- printer— G. Cartwright, Birmingham, dealer — G. Arnold, Abergavenny, Monmouth, grocer.— R. Powell, Leeds, York, surgeon— J. Casson, Broadhalgh, R. Asliwortb, Midghall, and J. Ashworth, Broadlialgh, Lancaster, flannel manufacturers.— J. Dickenson, Dewsburv, York, linen- draper— J. Waterwnrth, Man- chester, dealer— W. Cowell, jun. Wigan, Lancaster, butcher— S. C. Geraldes, Broad- street- buildings, mer- chant— W. Rowntree, Newcastle- upon- Tyne, miller. DIVIDENDS. Oct. 28. R . Turner, Faversham, Kent, miller.— Oct 7. N. Gillbee, Denton, Kent, coal- merchant. LONDON, September 23. Paris Papers of Ihe 17th and 18th instant are received. An article from Berlin says, that some political agitation may be perceived there and in other cities of Prussia, which it imputes to societies of persons, who, tinder the denomi- nation of Liberals, assert principles not compa- tible with the existence ofany form of Govern- tiient whatsoever. Two hundred persons were wounded and twenty killed in the late tumult, at Breslau. Letters received on Saturday from Pcrnam- Imco state. I bat an insurrection had broken out at Paraiba, about 30 leagues from the north of that place. It. was reported that a foreign ves- sel had arrived at Paraiba, with military stores and SOOOstand of arms, which were immediately paid for in specie by the insurgents. Sept. HOP INTELLIGENCE. Southern'};, Sept. 22.— We had a very large supply of Heps fhis'- moruiog. but not having a brisk demand, we have had a reduction of at least Ss. per cwt. from Satur- day's prices.— The Duty is at 80,000/. PRICES. Kent Pockets .£ 15 to £' 18 10s. very . choice <£ 1815. Sussex Pockets 15 to 10 10 ditto 17 5. - , , JVUll I'iO. » U 1 Tolls have been let lor the present Year, at the Sums j Worcester Hop Fair, Sept. following, viz.:—• ' were oulv three Pockets ofN The Turk's Head Gate..., £ S' 2. • wcre sold for £ 18 per cwt. a The Bene Aden Gate 200. And will be put up at the, said Sums, and let to the best Bidder, on bis producing sufficient Sureties for the payment of the Rent, in shell manner as may be rc- onired by the said Trustees CHARLES WILLIS, CLERK. Cranbrook, Sept. 20; ISI7. TURNPIKE TOLLS TO BE LET BY AUCTION. Wcsterham and Edcnbridge Turnpikes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, HAT the next MEETING of the TRUS- . TEES ofthe TURNPIKE ROAD, leading frcm the High Road between Bromley ai. d Farnboroligh, in the County of Kent, to Beggar's Bush, in the Turnpike Road leading from Tollbridge Well'to MaresKeld, in the County of Sussex, will he held at the tfouse of MARY ELLIOTT, known by the sign of tjie GEORGE INN, in WESTKRIIAM, on WEDNESD AY, the 24thday of SEPTEMBER next, at twelve o'clock at noon ; at which Meeting, the TOLLS arising at the following Gates, viz.: — Leaves Green / Gate, IVesterhain Gate, Crockham Hill Gate, Pound Lane Side Gale, Dencross Gale, Colestoeh Cross Gate, and Cotchford Gate, will be LET BY AUCTION, to the highest bidder from the BLli day of November next, in tlie manner prescribed by an Act passed in the thirteenth year of his present Ma- jesty," For Regulating the Turnpike Roads," which Tolls will be put up at the sums following, viz.: — » £'. . « . d. Leaves Green Gate, at 100 o 0 Wcsterham Gate 130 0 0 Crockham Hill Gate 105 0 0 Pound Lane Side Gate 12 0 0 Dencross Gate ; 102 0 0 Colestock Cross Gate 33 0 0 Cotchford Gate 21 0 0 Being the Sums the said Gates severally let for Ihe last year, except Pound Lane Side Gate, which was not let. Whoever happens to be the best bidder or bidders, for the several Tolls before- mentioned, will, at such meeting, be expected to pay down a deposit of one- fonrth part of the whole sum for which the same shall be let, atul give security with sufficient sureties to the Trustees present, for payment of the rent for which the, said Tolls shall respectively be let, and at such times as sliill be then agreed upon. CLARIDGE & AUSTEN, Sevenoaks, Clei ks to the Trustees of the said 18th August, 1817. Turnpike Road. Monday se'nnight, Francis Patten, esq. was unani- mously elected Mayor of Rochester, for the year ensuflig. Snndav. se'nuight, Mr. Alderman Pout was elected, for the second lime, Mayor of Canterbury, for the year ensuing. On Sunday the 14th instant, a collection was m^ de at tiie doors of the" parish church of Ashford, after a Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Nance, for the benefit of the Friday niglit, between seven and ei- jbt o'clock, as Mr. Capper, of. the Secretary of State's office, was re- turning to town from Woolwich in 4 o;: e horse chaise, lie met two persons about 50 yards on this side the bridge, nearest to the New Cross Turnpike, riding at a most furious rate : the chaise being at that time about one yard from the foot- path on the near side., one of the [ said persons passed clear between the foot- path and the National School of that place, which amounted, exclu- sive of the annual subse'iptions, to nearly ,£ 40. On Sunday morning, about i o'clock, the body of a man was found hanging in a pig sty at Larkfield, near this town, quite dead, with his thrOat cut almost f; om ear to ear, arid a razor and a penknife Ij ing by his side. It is conjectured that he cut his throat before he entered , the sty, as blood was traced from- a short distance to the | place wherehe was found; but no discovery has beeu made at to his person or connexions. The body was removed to the Bull Inn to he owned, and also for the purpose of a coroner's inquest. On Sunday sennight, a lad aged 14 years, was drowned in a Pond at Ditton, whilst bathing in the. afternoon. chaise, but the other, in attempting to take the off- side, came in contact between the step and wheel, which threw over the chaise and horse on their side, and Sir. Capper and his servant fell out on the foot- path, but escaped with only some slight contusions. The horse got up and galloped off with the broken chaise, but he was soon stopped. The mare which came in contact was cut in. a most shocking manner, and is not likely ever to he rendered again serviceable; the person riding her received a very severe cut on the leg, hut otherwise appeared to escape unhurt. BIRTHS. On Wednesday last, at his house, Chislehurst, Keut, the Lady of Herbert Jenner, esq. of a son. On the 13 th inst, at Cheveiling Rectory, in this county, the Lady of the Rev. John Austen, of a son. At Queenborough, a girl, after winding up the bucket at the public well, incautiously let go the winch sud- denly, which struck a child 2 years old, that was stand- ing by, and, dashing its brains out, killed it on the spot. Incendiarism-- There is an advertisement from the County Fire Office in our paper of this day which merits great praise. The Directors Noticing the alarming en- crease of the diabolical crime of firing buildings and stacks, declare their readiness to offer large rewards for the discovery of the perpetiators, and to be at the ex- pence of prosecuting them to punishment. If this ex- ample befoHowed by the other Fire Offices, it will go further toward suppressing this mode of vengeance than any thing that has yet been done, a. s it will shew to the criminally disposed, that it is not the individual object of their malice, but the fire Offices whose interest they attack, and that the exertions and funds of associated opulent bodies will be employed to detect aud punish MARRIED. On Thursday, the 18th instant, at St. Andrew's Hol-. born, by the Rev. W. H. Coleridge, Thomas Lloyd, esq. merchant, of Dover, to Elinor, second daughter of Mr. Elden, of Red Lion- street, Bloomsbury- square. On the 16th inst. at Little Missenden, Bucks, Robert Crofts, esq. of Dumpton House, Thanet, to Charlotte, youngest daughter of ilie late George Bates, esq of Worksop, Notts. - DIED. On Wednesday, the 17th inst, at Chatham, Elizabeth, the Lady of Sir Robert Barlow, Commissioner of his Majesty's dock yard at that port. Suddenly, on Thursday last, at Coom Hill, Meopham, after eating a hearty dinner, aged 83, Mr. Nicholas Reeve, farmer, of that place, universally respected by his numerous relatives aud friends. 14 14s. to 10 5 ditto 1015. 19.-- At this Fair there ihrce Pockets oi'Ncw Hops produced, which old for £ 18 per cwt. and 011 Saturday four more Pockets were sold at X20 per cwt; and notwithstanding tire rumoured improvement, it is pretty clearly ascer- tained that the Duty fortius year will not be more than 3001 altho' the Duty amounted to upwards of 18,000/. in 1815.— The Farnham Planters have finished picking, and they will obtain about one third more than last year, their Duty being estimated at about 800L - Old j Duty.— The Rochester Collection must produce as much ns'it did in 1815, ( which was38,000i. Old Duty), to enable the. kingdom fo pay 70,000/.; but the most experienced persons do not expect ihe whole ofthcDuty for the present year will exceed 60,000/. The following is a literal copy of a lettter from an un- known correspondent respecting Hops:— HOP INTILLIGENCE at West Malling where they have Commenced picking they get one third Less than they Expected in fact that is the Echo from all parts where they Have Commenced picking but and old Observer as long been A where that nine out often wonld begin before Hops where Ripe never was A saying more verified that A burnt Child dreads The fire more than iu the planters dreading the Winds to Avoid which they may lie properly said to have Jumped out of the fry pan in to the fire there will be A tenth will tell A different Tale who" have Adhered to the maxim of not picking untill Their Hops are Ripe and never did The Interest of Planters more demand them To pay Attention to obtaining all they Possiblely Could it is to be feard Brewers must use A substitute if So the planters will Long feel the Thorn to Chastise Their Impatiance THE PRINTER OF THIS PAPER is appointed Agent to the house ol Messrs. RICHARDSON, GOODLUCK & Co- lor the sale of LOTTERY SHARES, and having himself bccnt so fortunate to sell TWO PRIZES OF TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS, he has considerable reason to hope for similar success in his present engagement; and par- ticularly as Richardson & Co. have been remarkably fortunate iu the late Lotteries. It is a little unfortunate for the inhabitants of this town and neighbourhood ( says a correspondent) that at a time, when we are blessed with an abundance of wheat, there should be a scarcity of flour— thus affording the millers a pretext for keeping the price of that article at seventy- five shillings per sack, whilst good samples of new wheat were offered for sale in our maiket, 011 Thursday last, at the same price per quarter, 75s. with- out being sold. Surely this cannot be called fair dealing with the public I them. The man who was shot 011 Friday nighf, the 5th inst. at Mystole, the seat of Sir John Fagg, hart, was wound- ed in the posteriors, and taken into custody after he was shot, and detained at Mystole until the following morn- ing, from whence lie was conveyed to Canterbury, and then told to go about his business. He stated to the Mayor on Tuesday, that from the wounds he received, he was unable to provide for himself, and applied for relief, but as it appeared that he belonged to a distant parish, ( Croydon, Surrey,) the Mayor directed him to call again at his house in order that he might give di- rections for his wounds to be examined, and proper re- lief to be extended to him ; but the man has not since made liis appearance there, anil it is strongly conjec- tured that after leaving the Mayor's house on Tuesday, he committed a depredation in St. Peter's- street, by stealing a watch , and has made his escape from that city. Indigestion and Bilious Irregularities are not only very common complaints', but are also in many cases productive of most distressing symptoms, such as fre- quent nausea, flatulence, defective appetite, costive- uess, a sense of oppression, sometimes of pain ill the chest, a weightor pressure over the eyes, and a general listlessness or depression of spirits. Mr. TOWERS'S Tonic Pills ( without acting as a direct purgative!, gently relax the bowels, remove obstructions, and'cor- rect " redundant acidity. They decidedly strengthen the stomach, assist the digestive powers, and promote a due and regular secretion ofthe bile. They are pre- pared only bv the sole Proprietor, Warner- street, Lon- don, and sold in boxes at 2s. yd. 4s. ( id. and 1 Is.; aiid also by Messrs. Browne and Mares, Maidstone ; Sprange Tollbridge Wells; Elliott, Ashford; Hambrook, Folke- stone; Ledger, Dover; Wildash, Rochester; Wither- edge, Chatham ; Palmer, East Grinstoad, Ac. etc. ; and by all the Wholesale Medicine Venders in London. Extensive Robbery.-. Two men, the 011c having ihe appearance of a jew of diminutive stature, the other that ofa military officer, out of unifoim, both dressed in great coats, and not of very respectable appearance, arrived at one " of the principal Inns, at Ramsgate, on Tuesday last, in a post- chaise, from Deal,- and after taking some refreshment made various purchases of trifling articles of several shopkeepers ill the town, in payment for which, they passed forged five guinea notes, of the Canterbury Bank ; from Ramsgate they proceeded hy a similar conveyance to Canterbury, where they also put off three five guinea notes, of a like nature, and set off by the Union coach on the same night, for London. I11 the. mean time it was ascertained that both at Dover and Deal, two persons answering their description, had passed many forged five pound notes, of the Margate Bank, and Mr. Cobb, one of the partners in the firm, having traced them to Canterbury, imme- diately followed the coach in a chaise and four, and fortunately succeeded in taking them into custody, at a watering house 011 the Greenwich road from whence they were carried to Bow street, and Thursday con- veyed to Dover, for final examination. The prisoners, it is conjectured, landed from the op- posite coast, as their persons are not known to the police officers at Bow- street. The forged notes were without stamps, those of the Canterbury Bank were inimitably well executed, but those of the Margate Bank, were much inferior in appearance, being generally dirty and soiled, as if hy wear, for the better purpose of deception. On the facility with which forgeries are effected, a correspondent observes that he cannot refrain 110111 con- demning Ihe new invention of Transparent Slates, by the use of which, a person may make himself master of any one's signature with a little practice. This inven- tion must certainly afford great facility in the art of forgery, for by placing writing, or even drawing under the slato, a facsimile thereof is readily obtained, and it is only by some such method, - That the Canterbury notes alluded to, can have been executed with so much precision. OLD BAILEY, SEPT. 20.— JohnVartie was indicted for forging and uttering a check for 4001. with intent to defraud John Brenchley, C. Becket, and George Rich; and Williams, Moffat, and Co. Mr. Rich deposed, that he is a partner in the Graves- end bank, in which the prisoner was a clerk. On the 5th of August, witness directed him to write a letter, to Williams's house, which, when he had done, witness signed it, and then delivered it back to liini. At that time there was not in the letter as now—" also R. Mace, Lient. 4001. whose signature yon have above." That part of the letter was iu the prisoner's hand writing. On the 8th Aug. tlie prisoner was missing from the house and never returned till lie was brought back in custody. Edward H. Smeetham is clerk in tho. count) y de- partment of Williams's banking- house, in Birchin- lane. The letter produced came from the Gravesend bank. O11 the 8th of August a person came to the office, and enquired whether they had an order from the Gravesend bank to pay 4001. to Lieut. Mace. He believed the pri- soner to be the. man, but he. would not positively swear to him. Witness said there was such an order; and turning to the letter, he asked the prisoner if his name was Lieut. Mace, to which he answered, yes. Witness then filled up the body of a check, aud the prisoner signed it. Witness compai ed it with ihe signature " It. Mace" in the letter, and the cheek was paid George Bishop, cashier 111 Williams's house, paid the check in a 3001. and a 1001. note. He had 110 recollec- tion of the person to whom he paid it. Daniel Bishop, a Bow- street officer, went in conse- quence to Abbeville, in France, where he apprehended the prisoner 0: 1 the 23d of August, and told him what he took him for. He admitted thai he had received the 4001 in a 3001. and 1001. note. Witness asked where the notes were; he said he had changed the 3001 one at the Bank of England, for small notes, and gave up ihe 1001. note to witness. In his trunk witness found 2101. in small notes, and a gold watch, chain, andseals, which he said he had purchased with part of Ihe money. The number of the 1001. note which the prisonei gave up to witnesseorresponded w ith that paid to him at Williams's. Mr. Alley, for the prisoner, contended that this amounted only to a fraud, in personating a fictions in, dividual; qot to a forgery, according to the statute. Mr. Justice Holroyd said, his brother Judges and himself had no doubtof this being a forgery, supposing the facts proved. Mr. Rich and a number of witnesses, gave the pri- soner a most excellent character. The Jury almost instantly found the prisoner Guilty — Death; but strongly recommended him to mercy, 011 account of his yonth ( he being only 19 years of age), and his former good character; in which recommend, 1- tion they were joined by Mr. Rich, who manifested the deepest emotion at the unfortunate situation in vthi^ h the prisoner stood. Sept. 19, Mrs. Turner, of Highgate Hall, Hawkhurst, aged 87years and 10 months. Sept, 13 in London, aged 75, Mrs. Mary Wall, a maiden lady, formerly of this town. Sept. 17, at Biddenden, in the 78th year of his age Mr. John Standen, formerly a surgeon at that place ° ' FAIRS. Bersted, Goodnestone, aud Grodmbrid" e Sept. Cliff, 28; Cranbrook and Smeeth, 20. ' 25 ; MAIDSTONE MARKET, Sept. i8, Wheat red ... 70s to 81s I Tick Beans 30s Do. white... 80s to 90s I Small ditto... 40s Barley 28s to 48s J Grey Pease., 40s Oats 24s to 3 « s [ Boiling ditto. 10s 1817. to 42s to 46 s to 4 Is to 41s White Wheat- 5Gs 81s Beans Red ditto 52s 80 s White. Pease liarlev 30s 40s Grey ditto .. Oats 20s 35s - S2s 48s 42s 46s 40s - i5s ^- EXCHANGE, MONDAY, SEPT. 22, S817. COR] Mof Our market lias been but moderately supplied with Wheat, either foreign or English, since this day se'n- night, and w e had a middling arrival this morning from Essex and Kent,— For real'line qualities of new there was a much brisker sale than last week, at a trilling improvement in value, say 2s. to 3s per qr. and many sales were made of tine old VV heat at a similar ad vance. — Grey Pease, of which there was some quantity here, are from Is. to 0s. per quarter cheaper; and Bears of both sorts, are rather lower.— The Oat trade is brisker than last week, but we quote it from Is. to 2s. per qr. cheaper, than this day se'nnight.— Wcliave not heard of any alteration in Flour. ' RETURN PRICE OF Essex Red Wheat 40s 50s 63s (>!-. s 42s 70s 70s 75s ' 78s 82s 30s 38s 36s 42s 44s 48s 70s 70s 78s 80s 34s 40s GR AIN, on Board of Ship. Fine Ditto White ... Fine Superfine .... Rye Barley Fine Malt Fine Hog Pease... . Maple. White ditto Boilers Small Beans Ticks Feed Oats Fine Poland ditto Fine Potatoe ditto.... Fine 40s - 12 s 30s 44s 41s 48s 42s 59s 32s 4L's 20s 213 2G; i 30s 21s 28s 31s 35s 26s ;; os 30s 81 Clover, Foreign } red, perevvt.... \ Ditto English 50 IIS White ditto 00 112 Rye Grass per qr. 20 45 Turnip white pr bu. 10 1G Red and Green do. 10 10 PRICE OF SEEDS. White Mustard do. 8 12 Biown ditto... . do. 15 20 Carraway Seeds ... 40 43 Coriander ditto 15 17 Cinque Foin per qr. 16 19 Trefoil . . per cwt. 10 36 Canary per qr. 42 50 Town made Flour Ditto Seconds Norfolk and Stockton PRICE OF FLOUR MONDAY f- 75s 80s 70s 75s Essex and Suffolk 05s 72a Bran per qr lis I5s Fine Pollard IGs 28s SMITHFIELD— MONDAY. To sink the Offal per stone qj Si//*. Beef 3s 8d to 4s Id j Veal 4s fid to 5s fid Muttofi.. 4s Od to 4s 6d j Pork.... 4s 8d to 5s Sd Lamb, 4s. 8d. to 5s. 4d. Head of Cattle this Dan. Beasts, about 2000 j Calves 210 Sheep .. 18270 Pigs 2t(> NEWGATE and LEADI'. NHALL MARKETS. By the Carcase. Beef ... Mutton. .. 3s Od to 3 0 .. 3s 4d to 3 10 Veal Pork... Lamb, 3s. Sd. to 4s. Id. PRICE OF LEATHER. 3s 4d to 5s 0d 4s 8d lo 5s 8d Butts, 50 to 501bs each . Ditto 50 to OGlbs Merchants' Backs Dressing Hides Fine Coach Hides Crop Hides, 35 to lOlbs. Ditto 13 to 501bs. CaifSkins 30 to lOlbs Ditto 50 to 701' ns Ditto 70 to SOlbs Small Seals ( Greenland) Large ditto per dozen ptr lb 21( 1 to 23d d to d — d to'—< 1 1 Od to 19d tol7$ d for cutting 18dJto 17{ dtoiy| d 17 d to l'Jd ... 22d to 27d . .22d to 26d .. 23d to 2( id .. .70s to » Os RAW HIDES. Ordinary 2s Od to 2s 4J Eng. Horse 9s. Od to 10s. Market Calf each 7s ( 19 Best Heifers and Steers, per st.— 2s lad lo 3s 8d Middlings2s 4d to 2s Gd PRicr. S~ 0! HAY AND STRAW.' St. James's. Hay / 4 0* 0d to 5/ 12 » Od— Average, 1/ JO* Od Straw il Ids Od to 21 is Gd— Average, 1/ 19s Od Whitechupel. Clover . .0/ 10s Od to 71 10s Od— Average 71 0s IM Hay ... 51 0s Od to (: 1 Cs Od— Average, 6/ ] « s Od Strav ,... 1 ( lG. i Od to 21 Ot Od - Aveiage, 1/ J8s Cd Smithiield. I lav ... 4/ 4. i 0d to 51 Mb Od— Average, - il 17 « Od In & New3/ l.'. s Ou to 4/ 0s ' Id— Average, 3/ 10* Od Straw ... 1/ 10s 0d to 21 2s Od— Average, 1/ 16* Od Clovt, .. 51 10s 0,7 to ( il 0s Od— Average, 5/ IS* < Id Inferior. .41 0s Oil to 5/ 0s Od— Average, 41 10* Od PRICE OF RAW FAT per stone of 81b. St. James's Markers 9| d I Clarf ss <>,! Whitechapel 3s fad j Newgate Ss yd Average 3s lHd. PRICE OF TALLOW s. d. s. d. Town Tallow... 05 0 — 0 Yellow Russia 05 0 — 0 White ditto — 0 — 0 Soap ditto 02 0 — 0 Melting Stuff .. 51 0 — 0 Ditto Rough . 44 0 — 0 Price of Candles from SOAP, & c. per ll£! b. s. i. Yellow Soap ., .... !!(. 0 Mottled -.. 104 0 Curd . ... tqs 0 Palm . ... 04 0 Graves .... 18 0 Good Dregs 7 0 Tallow Chandlers Hail, Bank Stock Navy 5 per Ct. 106f 3 per Cent. 80^ 3 per Cejif. Red, 4per Ct. COBS. PRICE OF STOCKS. ILL. A. India Bonds, SO pr. E.-; c. Bills21.12$ :; 0 pr. Cons, for Acci. 1,0j
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