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Date of Article: 09/10/1817
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N 0 505.) T H U R S D A Y, A OCTOBER 9, 1817. j c m o a j t Q ( PRICE 7d. SCHOOL- BOOKS, See. OLIVER AND BOYD T > ESPECTFUL. LY solicit the attention of Teachers, X V and those entrusted with [ he education of youih, to tl'ie following PoruLAii PUBLICATIONS :— L-' ULTON's PRIMER, a new edition, greatly improved ; price 3d, . A P R O N O U N C I N G S P E L L I N G B O O IC, with reading L. es. uns in prose and verse, by G. FULTON and G. KNIGHT, authors et a Pronouncing Dictionary, & c.; l' 2r. io. Is 6d. bound. The OR THOEPY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE SIMPLIFIED, hy G. FULTON; unfolding that method of reaching it wbich has been so successfully practised in the school of FULTON and KNIGHT; foolscap, Svo. Is. 6tl. hoards. Tbe ENGLISH LEARNER ; or, a Selection of Lessons in prose and veise ; adipted to the capacity of the younger classes of readers, by THOMAS EWING, 12mo. A1 NOTICE T O CREDITORS. L L those who have claims against thedtceased David Anderson, Shore- mister, Polgavie, are requested to meet at Alexander Crighton's Inn, Inchture, on Thursday tbe 16th curt, at twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose of concerting measures for managing the aSairs of the deceased, for the advantage of all concerned. Creditors will please bring their accounts, and other vouchers of debt along with them. Oct. 8, 1817-. A s ti,. bound. PRINCIPLES of ELOCUTION; containing ttume- TO- JS Rules, Observations, aud Exercises, ou Pionunciatiwi, Pauses, Inflections, Accent, and Emphasis; also, Copious Extracts in Prose and poetry, calculated to asf s t the teacher, and to improve ihe pupil in reiding and recitation, by THOMAS EWIN ; IStno. 4i * Sd. bound. 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N- .'.,- lAN'; displaying, in a variety of elegant Specimens, ihe beauties of plain and ornamental writing; folio, « £ l Is. R E S I D E N C E IN A- THOLE, A N D F A R M TO LET. There will be Let for such a term of years as may be agreed to, • HF. following P A R T S of the E S T A T E of EDRAD O U R :— I. The Mansion- House, Offi. es, Orchard and Garden, and Green adjoining. The House lately underwent a thorough repair, and an addition was built to it. There is' a Coach house, with a 4 Stalled S able, and olher accommodations. II. The Mains of Edradour, consisting of above 60 acres ar ble, along with the Mttl Park, and South Park of Badvo, each consisting of about 30 acres. There is a Farm Steading, and necessary offices on the Mains. These two lots will be either let separately, or together, with entry to the House and M.. ins immediately, and to the Badvo Parks, at Whitsunday next. III. The Pasturage of the Wood of Edradour, for the cut lit- g Winter. The Ground Officer at Edradour, will shew tbe House arid Grounds, and for farther particulars application maybe made to Frederick Graham, Esq. Duukeld- House. Du keld, M Oct 1817. NOTICE T O CREDITORS. MEETING of the CREDITORS of GEORGE SI . E, M son, Stanley, is to be held in the Office of David Burns, Wiiter iii Perih, on Friday the 17th current, atone o'clock afternoon, to scrutinize, and as certain the correctness nf the claims lodged, previous to a dividend of ttie funds, which will immediately thereafter tnke place. Perth, 9th Oct. 1817. CITY OF PERTH'S PROPERTY To be Sold and Let. Upon Friday, 7th November, 1817, at four o'clock afternoon, within the Sheriff- Court Room, I-" HE following P A R TS of the PROPER TY of the City ot Perth; wiil be exposed to Sale and Let, by- Public R o u p :— TO BE SOLD; !. That Tenement on the south side of the High Streer, a little above the Meal Venuel, some time occupied as a military Guard House. 2. ' That Farm on the Burrow Muir, at present held in lease by Mrs Freer, of Woodlands, and containing 46tj acres, or thereby, will be exposed to Feu. TO BE LET ; 3. The Pasturage of the Inches, for three years after Martinmas next. 4 ' The Shore Dues, 5. Meal Market Dues, / All these for one year after 6. Weigh House Dues f Martinmas next. TO SPORTSMEN AND DEALERS IN GUNPOWDER. WI L L I AM G1LMORE HARVEY begs leave to inform hts friends and tbe public, that he has now no longer any interest or concern in the Mills at BATTLE, wbich from local disadvantages have proved unsuccessful, and which from fatal experience he has been compelled to abandon. He has, in consequence', - formed a . connection nearer the metropolis, where he flatters himself he shall be able to avail himself advantageoasly of Manufacturing Gunpowder of the same decided superiority he has hitherto done, tbe knowledge of which he has attained at a great expense, labour, and attention, at much personal hazard for upwards of forty years. All orders addressed to him at No. 25, Coleman Street, London- will meet every possible attention. SALMON FISHINGS. To be Let by Public Roup, in the George Inn of Perth, upon Tuesday the 21st October current, at one o'clock afternoon, T H E SALMON FISHINGS of MEIKLEOUR and 1 KINCLAVEN, on the River Tay. The articles of roup to be seen in the hands of Mr William Menzies, at Metkleour House, and Moncrieff and Duncan, writers in Perth, Perth, 2d Oct. 1917. F A R M TO BE LET, Parish ofMadderty. To be L E T , r~ jPHE F A R M of CARGAITS., as lately possessed by I Ronald Crawford. The soil i » of excellent quality, with a southern exposure, and particularly adapted to tbe raising of wheat j al, o a portion of the same adapted to the raising ol green crop, so that a tenant has every chance from soil. ' The Farm is situated at a moderate distance from the market towns of Perth, Crieff, and Anchterarder, to all of which there are good roads. For further particulars application may be made to the proprietor at Fernton, who will give orders for showing the lands. S b Entry- to the grounds at Martinmas first. yond the great bridge of the Danube. The robbeis, armed from head to foot, fell upon the attendants, put them to flight, and took away all that was portable. Two days after, a traveller passing along the same road was robbed and murdered. N. B. By agreement lately made with the Flesher Incorporation, tne Flesh Malket Dues are considerably increased The conditions of Roup and Sale are in the hands of the Town Clerk. Perth, Oct. 7, 1817. BANK Sl'OCK FOK SALF. To be Sold by Public Roup, by Warrant of the Sheriff of Perthshire, within the George Inn, Perth, on Friday the 10th day of October next, at one o'clock afternoon, }? OUR SHARES of the STOCK of the P E R TH UNION BANK, with the last year's Dividends. The articles of Roup will be shewn by W. Wedderspoon, writer in Perth. ' Perth, 14th Sept. 1817. " H O U S E S IN PERTH, FOB S A L E . ' To be sold by public roup, within the George Inn, Perth, on Tuesday the 2ith day of October current, at one o'clock afternoon, r " P H A T HOUSE, consisting of two stories, lately built JL by Mr Kuox, situate mi ihe west side of Stormont Street;' together with the N i W HOUSES behind the same, and the inrcivenient A R E A ut GROUND. l'iie articles of roup and titltf- ticeds will be shown by W. Wedderspoo. il, writer. Perth, 1st Oct. 1817. F A R M T O BE LET, Pd. ri. h vj Madderty. To be L E T , * ' P H E FARM of NE1VUO, presently'possessed by - L ivoheit t- jardenei. The Farm is particularly adapted to the modern system of turnip husbandry, and is well worth the attention of an active and industrious tenant, IO whom every reasonable encouragement will be given. For further part^ cul rs application may be made to the proprietor at T'eriiton, who wiil give orders for showing the tand. E n t r y t o t h e g r o u n d s at M a r t i n m a s n e x t. TO BE L ET T SIX Prizes of ^ 2 0 , 0 0 0! ONLY 7,100 NUMBERS, Nearly Tzvo Prizes to One Blank. And the Chance of One Number obt ining the immense Sum of EIGHTY THOUSAND POUNDS. J. & J. S 1 V E W R I G 1 1 T soiicit « he Public attention to the gre. uly improved principle of Lotteries, wh'ch they were the first to establish ; where hy, witb a diminution in tbe price of the Ticker, and art increase in the amount of tbe Money, distributed in Prizes, the V due of the Chance to every Purchaser is very considerably enhanced All . ttentive perusil o f t h e Scheme will show that the value of each Ticker is increased £ 4 16s. 5d. whereby every Purchaser before the First Day, and up to the 3d December, can, at he worst, lose only about One Third < if- the Cost, independent of the great increased Chances of 4 P. izes of 1620,000 ... is .... £ R0,000 2 15 000 30,000 2 5 0 0 0 10,000 2 1,050 2,100 2 0 1,000, £ . 5 2 5 , 6,960 The First Drawn £ 15.000 lo luive £ 5.000 Money more. Tickets and Shares for the New Grand Lottery, which will commence Drawing o, th » 7th- November, are Sell ing at their fortunate Offices, No 37, Cornbill, 11, Holborn, 38, Haym , rketv and 141, Oxford Street, London, where No 2.377, a Prize ol £ 20,000, was Sold in Shares in the Last Lottery, together with several minor Prizes, and 11 Capitals in the last- Contract.— Tickets and Shares are aim Srlli- g by their Agent*, 1 NIV1 ON. St P- itrick's Square, Edinburgh. M U R R A Y & B O N N A R D , G l a s g o w. J STEVEN. B ulk her, 117. Tr. mgate, Glasgow. J. SMI I H , M<- n. r , e l A M t S CHAI, VIF' • Dundee. P. WILSON, Arbiw. st. b, V By Public Roup, at TOMAKNOCK, on the 23d October, 1817, 1 ^ 0 U R PENDICLES of excellent GROUND, con- JL sisring of three acres each ; having each a good house, barn and byre. They are situated about halt a mile east from rhe town of Crieff, where the occupiers may always have work, and any surplus produce can be disposed ol to ihe best advantage. John Scott, ground- officer at Fernton, will show the pendicles, and can give every necessary information. Phe roup to begin on the grounds at one o'clock afternoon, Eernton, 1st Oct. 1817. E X T E N S I V E A N D V A L U A B L E FARM, AND G R A Z I N G IN T H E BRAES OF ANGUS, TO LET. HAT well known and extensive G R A Z I N G of AUCHARN, BUSS, and DOAL, being p a r t of rhe Barony of CI. OVA, and . it present possessed by Alex andcr Whyte, wili be Ler for such number of years as may be agreed on, and entered to at Martinmas first. This farm, which is partly arable, but chiefly pasture, is one of the best and most healthy sheep walks in the Braes of Angus, well adapted for tbe rearing of either black cattle or sheep, and is certainly an object to any extensive grazier of capital. John Fithje, ground- officer of Clova, will show the boundaries of the farm to intending offerers, and further particulars may be learned by a pipy ing to James MkNicoll, factor to the Earl of Airly, at Craig, by Alyth, Cortachy C srle, 22d Sept. 1817. F A RM In the Barony of Liutralhen, to Let, To be Let, on lease for 14 years, r" T'HE FARMS of CAMPSIES, BOW£, and others, JL belonging to the Earl of Airly • bounded on the west by the river Isla, and on the south and ea?. t by the Melgum. These lands are presently . possessed by different tenants; but, if agreeable to offerers, the whole wilt be let in one farm, which, at present, consists of nearly 200 acres, hur can be extended, in about a year hence, t- a rfOO acres of arable. The soil on this well situated and beautiful bank, of a southerly exposure, is capable of producing any kind of crop, and will form one of the most compact, extensive, and valuable farms in that part of the country. The Proprietor will build a sufficient and commodious new Steading; and, for the encouragement of rhe tenant, " he will advance such money as shall be thought necessary by a scientific skilful man,, to drain the lands, and to enclose tbe farm with ditch and hedge. Entry may be had to the lands of Bowe, consisting of about 84 acres of arable, at the separation of the present crop from rhe ground, and to rhe remainder of the farm at Whitsunday next and Whitsunday 1819. If more agreeable to offerers, the farm may be divided into two ; the one firm ro contain about ter Martinmas next. The Farm contains about 48 acre3 almost wholly arable, of a good soil and producing early crops. The Mill is l^ rge and commodious, and being in a good neighbourhood, within less than two nttles of tbe populous village of Alyth, and four of Blairgowrie, to both of which places the roads are good, sufficient employment may be expected by an active and experienced miller and dealer in grain. The entry to an incoming tenant will be favourable, as suitable proportions of the laiids are under Green Crop, and Grass of different ages, and the Mill and Machineryare in complete repair. The Grieve at B miff, will shew the F irrrt, antl for farther particulars application may be made to JamesM'- Nicoll ac Craig by Alyth, who will receive written offers until the 25th of October next. Bamff House, 22d Sept. 1817. GLOBE INSURANCE, P A L L - M A L L AND C O R N H I L L, F I R E , L I F E , A N D A N N U I T I E S. AL L Persons, whose Insurances with this Company become due at Michaelmas next, are requested to take notice, tbat Receipts for the renewal thereof are now ready for delivery at tke Company's Offices, No 8 0 , F A L L - M A L I , and N o . 5, C O R N H I L L ; apd in the hands of their respective Agents in the Country.— Insurances due at Michaelmas must be paid on or before the 14th day of October, when the fiiieen days allowed for the renewal thereof will expire. By Order of the Board, JOHN CHARLES DENHAM, Secretory. London, 24th Sept. 1R17. A G E N T S . — S C O T L A N D. Leith, Messrs WM. OODDART, and Co. Glasgow, Mr JAMES CHRISTIE, No. 60. Hutchison Street, Aberdeen, Mr GEO-. YEATS. Paisley, Mr Wm. M A C A L A S T E R. Montrose, Messrs J. DICKSON & Son. Arbroath, Mrs ANDSON. Cupar, Mr ROBERT BALDIE. Kirkcaldy, Mr RICHARD ' TOSH. Irvine, Mr JOHN MILLER. Kilmarnock, Mr WM. YOUNG, loverary, Mr D, PATERSON. F OREIG N I NT E LL I GEN C E. FRANCE. J, ames D, rr ummond,' Esq1 . M. P. >! S^ t eward, s . James Moray, Esq. 1 Alexander Belshts, Esq. Laurence Craigie, Esq. J Dinner at the George Inn, at five o'clock.— Ball at the Salutation Inn, half- past nine o'clock It is requested, that those who mean to attend, will send their names to the George and Salutation Inns, on the Monday preceding. Perih, 1st Oct. 1817. SALE OF PROPERTY IN KINROSS- SHIRE. There will be Sold by Public Roup, within Kirkland's Inn, Kinross, upon Tuesday the 18th of November next, at one o'clock afternoon, I"' HE L A ^ D S of CROOK of DEVON, consisting of about 15 acres, or thereby, which some time belonged to David Wedderspoon. The property is partly enclosed by dyke and hedge, and is eligibly situated ; has an excellent southern exposure ; there is an excellent house upon the property, and office bouses, which have all been recently built; besides there is several cottarhouses.. The property lies about four miies west of Kinross, and is well adapted, for carrying all kinds of crop. For particulars apply to David Straton, writer in Perth, who has the title. deeds, and who will give every necessary information,— or to Robert Forbes, writer in Kinross. It is requested that all those having C L A I M S upon the Estate of the said David Wedderspoon, will lodge the same with the said David Straton, or Mr Robert Robertson, merchant, Perth, betwixt this and the 18th November next. ( One Concern.) L A N D S IN P E R T H S H I R E, WITH A F R E E H O L D Q U A L I F I C A T I O N. To be Sold by Public Roup, within the Star Inn, Perth, on Tuesday the 4th November 1817, at One o'clo. k, afternoon, ( if not previously Sold by Private Bargain), j "' HE Whole of the MAINS of HUNT1NGTOWER, L consisting of 204 Acres, 162 Decls., or thereby, . Scots measure, situated in the Parish of Tibbermore, and about 2 miles west from Perth. ' These Lands lie compactly together, are of an excellent quality, and capable of raising any Crops,— and as they are situated in the immediate vicinity of Perth, a ready market is got for the produce of the Farm, to which there is the easiest access by tbe ' Turnpike Road between Perth and Crieff, which intersects the Lands. The ancient Castle of Htibtingtower stands upon the premises, and there is besides a commodious Dwelling House, and suitable offices for the Farm, a good Garden, — an Orchard, and a number of other Houses upon tbe Ground, with a most valuable Freestone Quarry. In short a more eligible purchase has seldom been offered to the public. For farther particulars application may be made to David Buist, Landsurveyor in P e r t h , or George Condie, Writer there. P e r t h , Sill Oct. 1817* PARIS, Sept. 26.— On Sunday the 14th, the Duke of Wellington arrived at Colmar. At five o'clock he partook of a brilliant banquet, prepared by B. iron Fiimont. The evening was closed by a ball, at which all the civil and military authoiities and the principal inhabitants of the town weie prestnt. Next day, at seven in the morning, his Gr. tce reviewed tlte numerous corps of infantry, cavalry* and artillery, in an extensive plain near Col mar. The lirlng and manoeuvies, which were executed with the greatest precision, lamed two hours. After the review, the Duke returned to General Frimont's, where a splendid dejune was prepared for hint. Among the toasts drank at the entertainment on the preceding evening were the healths ofthe Allied Sovereigns. The King of France was given by General Frimont in the following terms :—" T o the health of the Master of the house — of his Majesty Louis XVIII. May he long live for his subjects and for France, on whom he confers, and will always confer happiness!" PARIS, Sept. 28.— The vintage will commence on Monday next in all the communes nt ar Paris. Lord Wellington will review the English and Prussian army in the plain of Denain, towards the end of this month. The elections of this year are to send 63 deputies to the Chambers, to be named by 24 departments. Nineteen of these have already made their elections ; and there remain only five to complete the whole. The Journal de Marseilles says, that the King of Naples is ill. PARIS, Sept. 29.— Intelligence was received at V enna, on tiie 7th September, of the death of her Imperial Highness the Archduchess Hermine, wife of the Archduke Palatine of Hungary. The Prin- Ci ss died in child bed, after giving birth, prematurely, to a Piince and Princess. The former is also dead. These melancholy events took place duiing the absence of hii Impeiial Highness the Archduke Pala ine. The equinoctial winds have been very violent in Paris and its environs. We read, in the Lettres Champenoises, " that the royal printing- house, and ten printers, are employed night and day in ordet that the list of pensions m: y be ready by the first of November. This list will form ten volumes in quarto, of eight bundled pages. E- ich page will contain twenty- live nam. es ; and hence, according to calculation, the number of individuals pensioned amount to two hundred thousand." Lettets from Vienna announce, that the environs of that capital are infested by a band of robbers, who exhibit a most extraordinary audacity. The Archduke Rodolph, brother of the Emperor, being on his journey to Ohnutz, a part of hjs baggage was pillaged at nine o'clock, in the eyea ing just be Gotipy ; Bellart ; Breton, notary ; and Pasquiei, were proclaimed by the President of the College Deputies for the Department of the Seine, conjointly with MM. Lalitte, Delessert, and Roy, previously sleeted. Shouts of " Vive le Roi" were repeated a thousand times by the tmrtiertse crowd which filled the great hall of the Hotel de Ville and all the lobbies. I'he election being terminated, the Electoral College will riot sit again. After the election M. Bellart rematked, th » t there was reason to believe some difficulty might occur with respect to the age of M. Perrier— a difficulty on which the Chamber of Deputies had alone the right to decide. In the case ot his disqualification the number of suffrages indicate M. Olivier as his successor. The result of this important business proves that the elector* of the Department of the Seine know how to appreciate th& solicitude of the Government, and the benefit of a wise liberty, founded on the charter, and guaranteed by the conservative principle of legitimacy. A loyal ordinance, dated the 24th, appoints M. Chabrol, Prefect of the Rhine, under Secretary of State, instead of M. Becquey, appointed Director- General of Roads and Bridges. The intelligence iti some of the journals, of the Portuguese squadron, with the Pnncess Royal of Portugal, meeting with bad weather, and put into Cagliari, 13 incorrect. A tetter from the Captain of the ship John, 6th instant, states that the squadron arrived at Gibraltar the 1st instant, without experiencing any accident,' and that the Piincess had not experienced the least inconvenience. It was determined to continue the voyage without landing at Gibraltar. Ptince Kourakin, formerly Ambassador from Russia to Franc-*, arrived in Paris yesterday. Mrs Fitzherbert, well known in England for her distinguished qualities, has arrived at Paiis, where she in- ends to remain some weeks. The Duke of Devonshire arrived at Vienna on the 15th. PARIS, Sepl. 30— The elections in the Departments are now nearly completed. There only remains to be retuined, the two deputies of La Cteuse, that for La Lozere, and a third for Herault. Of the fifty nine Deputies whose names are known, then? are thirty- four Presidents or Vice- Preaukcu of Colleges. The Duke of Wellington reviewed, on the 25th inst. the Saxon Contingent in France, in the plain of L. os. On the following morning, at seven o'clock, he set oti again for his head- quarters at Cirnbrai. The abundance of the harvest this year is such, that no human combination can long succeed in keeping up corn, and other articles of food, beyond their just price. . Yet', there are infamous speculat e s who are endeavouring to accomplish this b: ise purpose ; but the activity and juvtice of Government will preserve us fiorti their designs. Oct. 1.— The department, of Herault has completed its deputation by returning the Count de Floriac as its third Deputy. Fiench Funds:— Five per Cents. 65f. 65c. Bank Actions, 1382f. 50c. GERMANY. VIENNA, Sept. 19.— By the last post from Tur. key bad accounts have been leceived ot the ravages of the plague at Constantinople. The youngest son of our Interruncio, Baron Sturmer ( 12 years of age) has fallen a victim to the dteadful disease. From the Lower Elbe, Sept. 16. According to a letter from St Peteisburgh, of the 29th of August, the news of the beheading of Czerny Georges, who was a Lieut.- General in the Russian service, and Knight of the Order ot St Anne of the First Class, made an extraordinary impression in the Foieign Department, and is the general subject of conversation, as the most important news of the day. The relations with Tuikey were, by the mediation ot England, almost replaced on their old footing, and the difieiences which existed last winter, as fcood as settled. Now affairs have taken another turn. As soon as the official intelligence of the beheading of Czerny Georges was received at St Petersburg, a courier was dispatched to the Russian Minister at Constantinople. The contents of the despatches are said to have been to the following effect:— The Minister shall demand categorically, and within fourteen days, a public declaration of disapprobation of this act by the Porte, and the exemplary punishment of the perpetrators ; and if this is not complied with in the fixed time ot 14 days, he shall immediately leave Constantinople. The same courier carried otders to suspend the building of the new Palace for the Russian Embassy at Constantinople. Another courier was sent at the same time to the head- quarters of General Benningsen. It is hoped, however, that the Porte will comply with the condition^ requited. S P A I N . MADRID, Sept. 16.—' The d. iy before yesterday her Majesty the Queen heard mass in public. She went to the Royal Chapel, attended by a 9plendid suite. Her Majesty carried the Infanta, her daughter, in her arms ; and cries of enthusiasm burst from ;-! l sides, upon observing tbis interesting circumstance. We are still without any news from the colonies. MADRID, Sept. 18.— The Intendant of tbe Pro. virice of Madrid has rendered an account to his Majesty, through the medium of the Minister of Finances, that on the 9th of this month, the two. thirds oi the general canuibuuoa of this greviBiej foi die present year, were already t aid into the R.. V 1 I reasui y, with the exception of a small part, which is reserved in consequence of some doubts that have arisen. This collection of the revenue has been made without any violence : neither rigour nor constraint has been found necessary ; such iV- e. ns are always useless when the people are convinced of the justice which animates their Governments. They write from Cadiz, under date of the 12th inst. that the merchant frigate St Francis, has arrived in that port^ coming from Lima in 118 days, and bringing 367,000 piastres. At its departure, the insurgents were still in possession of Chili. The ship ot war, La Veoganza, the corvette, Seb. istiana, and the biig, Potrillo, al! of them King's ships, were cruizing on those coasts. The Colonel of the Royalist Army, Don Sanchez, was at Talcagnauo, with all the forces he could assemble, and expecting a reinfoi cement of 1000 men which had been promised him from Lima. NETHERLANDS. BRUSSELS,- Sept. 22.— The Electoral College Was opened with perfect order at Lisle on the 19th, io. consequence of the law, from which one party in France dreads so much evil, and the other hopes so much good. The Electors from the cantons winch are occupied, by the allied troops came in great numbers to exercise their right. Some pamphlets have been distributed in the country tending to excite alarm and distrust ; but these attempts have not attained the end proposed, as people begin to be more and more convinced that tranquillity and r- isnfidence alone can consolidate the happiness ot Fiance, Sept. 24.-— Ail the troops of the Army of Occupation have returned to their former cantonments since the I6th of this month, after the termination of the various reviews. The corps of this army are not only not reduced, but no furloughs are given, in order to keep ihem up to their full complement. The Biifish cavalry is entirely remounted. The Duke of Wellington has returned to his head quarters at Mont St Marie, whence he has dispatched several couriers to Paris and London. It is now affirmed that the endeavours of the French Ministry to obtain a diminution ofthe military contribution have also been fruitless. HAGUE, Sept. 2 5 . — T h e Conferences respecting a Treaty of Commerce and Navigatit n between the kingdom of the Nethei lands and the United States of America, are adjourned till the American Plenipotentiaries shall have received fresh instructions. His Excellency M. Gallatin, has returned mean time to Paris, to exercise his functions as Minister to the Court of France. ANTWERP, Sept 2 5. To the Editor ofthe Mercury ( f Antwerp. OUDENARD, Sept. 2 0 . — " This day, Sept. 1 8, the foxe- staHers- offered to the farmers in the market four florins above the price which they asked for their corn. The Burghers were incensed at this, and drove the forestalled out of the maiket ; the populace then pursued them out of the city, promising to hang them if they returned ; the same threat was uttered against such of those forestalled as have a residence here, if they retti'^ o" VO " heir houses. D . V . B N. A letter which we have received from Lockeran, is nearly of the same tenor as the preceding. BRUSSELS, Sept. 2 6 . ' The departure of the King for the Hague is fixed for the 2d of Oct. The States General, we hear, are convoked for lljei'lu- ha « : ourn « Tiom the KFen fs h~ Iron tiers state, that, the price of com is falling sensibly, but it is itill high ih comparison with late years. The piicv i f other articles fall in proportion-, but that of meat is rising. It is nearly tbe 6ame in Germany, where great herds of cattle are purchased in the provinces boarderitig on the North Sea, patticularly in the ancient cilc'e of Westphalia. The Patriotic Association which has been formed at Ghent, has given rise to a Circular Letter from the Governor of East Flanders, to the Sub- Imendants and Mayors. Lieut.- General Lord Hill is arrived here from Paris. The works for the palace of the King, the plan of which has been finally adopted, will be begun this year, though the season is far advanced. T URKE Y. CONSTANTINOPLE, A u g . 25 The head of Czerny- Georges, ( Kara- Jorghy) sent here by the Governor of Belgrade, arrived before the accustomed celebration of the Festival of Bairam. Se- \ eral accounts have been given o f t h e real cause of th.- death of this celebrated Pacha. It appears that Czerny- Georges fell a victim to the hatied and fear which his active, enterprising spirit, and the recollection of his former cruelties, excited in those to whom he was surrendered. Hitherto, his head has not been exposed, as usual, upon the gates of the Seraglio. quest of Guieani not only gives the phtriots possession of a fine country and great resources, but places that army in complete and quiet communication with the army of Paez in Barillas and on the Lower Apure, where he made himself master of the important town ot San Fernando. Whilst these important operations have been pasling in Guayana, Morillo has invaded Maigaietta with 2500 men. I have seen his summons dated, if my memory serve me right, 23d July, with the Governor Gomez's answer. Moitllo offers every thing, to perform nothing, or extermination, as the altei native. The Mai'garett arteans bid him defiance, and warn him not to send them any more firigs of truce. They have at least 2500 lighting men, and 500 more, perhaps of less active service. ^ Every Margarettanean is a lion : add to this, that 400 or 500 of these are cavahy, that they know every inch of the island, which abounds in difficult passes and ambuscades, that they are all riflemen ftoni their childhood, and they are united and patriots to a man, and have plenty of provisions, and what is more, accustomed to beat the Spaniatds during 12 months of daily combats against a superior enemy. What a gioiious result is then to be txpected ! All the republican armies are in the ditict communication. S T THOMAS, A u g . 1 6 . — H i t h e r t o the affairs of the independents and royalists have presented a picture of afflicting horrors, without any material result. This is not the case now ; what now is passing on the contiguous Main is likely to decide the future fate of that country. With the royalists troops which arrived from Spain, itappeais Morillo receivedorders to retake the island of Margaretta, coide qui coute; in consequenceof which he concentrated all hisforces in order to make the attack on the island, leaving on the continent on ly what was absolutely necessary lor the essential defence of the posts. As soon as the independents understood that the royalists had received reinforcements, the Government and p, ntof the army evacuated, and left the inhabitants to themselves, and Morillo landed with a considerable force. The inhabitants defend themselves in a furious manner ; they know they have nothing to expect. The royalists it is said, have taken Pampatar and Fort St Anne, but the rest- of the island is in the hands of the inhabitants, and they are determined to defend it inch by inch. They have concentrated their forces in Assumption, the most fortified place. The royalists have lost 800 men since they landed up to the capture of Pampatir, and 400 in their attack on the noith. If the one attacks with coutage, the other defends himself with fury. Unfortunate will be the weakest, for certainly they will be all butchered. Patriot Head- quarters, Tucuman, May 23. Since the great events in Chili, the inhabitants of Jujai and Salta have done prodigies against the enemy, who advanced towards the latter place with 2000 strong. Nothing can exceed the energies ol the brave inhabitants of this country ; they are alw. tys at their posts, and harrass the royalists in every direction the Spaniards who arrived from Europe, by their barbarous and cruel conduct cause patriots to rise up of their own partisans, who become the most zealous defenders of their native country, because they then act fiom principal and conviction. Our arrnyhereis now enjoying the advantages of good organization and discipline. The van- guard is commanded by Don Gregorio Araos de la Madrid, a vouthof experienced courage, and on whom we place the greatest reliance Haenke, the celebrated German mineragolist, lately died in the dungeons of the Spaniards, in consequence of what he had suf tered. The Spanish General Setna has been com pelled to retreat and many of his people have fallen into out hands. They say that theybelongtothe Constitution, and for no other will they fight ; and if Ferdinand wishes honours, they add, he may come and gain them himself. One of our detachments lately marched to Tarija, where the enemy was entrenched. We defeated him, took the town, and obtained possession of his magazines and 2 5 0 muskets. The detachment has, besides, doubled its numbers, and forms a junction with several guerillas belonging to the inteiior. Since this junction they have advanced as far as Siporo, only 12 leagues from Potosi, which it was expected would soon fail into the hands of the patriots. In the rear of the enemy another army is forming, that will cut oft his communications with Lima. Even from CUSCJ, it is confidently thought, a force will issue; lor the brutality of the Spaniards has greatly favoured out cause every where. All the Americans who hive served with them are disgusted, tired, and undeceived. SOUTH AMERICA. PORT OF SPAIN ( Trinidad), Aug. 9.— The patriots have at length taken Guayana. Augustrua fell on the 17th of last month; and on the 16th inst. four Spanish gun boats and two flecheras, which escaped, brought us the news of thefortiess of Old Guayana being all taken. They are still lying in the harbour. The taking of Guayana will open to us a great trade with that province, and all the interior in possession of the patriots; and an army of 10,000 tried veterans will now carry the banners of freedom throughout all Venezuela, and plant them on the ruins of Tyranny and the Inquitition. The patriots have obtained possession of all the country laved by the gigantic stream of the Oronoko, and containing immense resources. The crops of barinas, tobacco, and of cuccoa, have lalof 5 0 men, Slid which, he think5, still contains that! number ; that the Buenos Ayrian arVned brig Pstriota, of 16 guns, Commodore Tftylor, had arrived at Amelia, on Thursday ; that, including her' crew, the patriot force was increased, by her arrival, 300 men ; that the brig Morgiana was also hourly expected from New York, with 400 men ; that when this reinforcement arrived, it was the intention of General M'Gregor to push forward against St Augustine ; that the troops had uniformly been in good spirits, sanguine of success ; and that at no time was any disposition evinctd to evacuate Amelia. At the watering place, Rockaway, Long Island, on Sunday morning, the 24th August, died, Joseph George Hoiman, Esq. in the 53d year of his age. BOSTON, Aug. 2 1 . — A r r i v e d the schooner Attractive, from Laguira, in 16 days. The royalists had got possession of part of the island of Margaretta, but had lost many men.- General Morillo sent on to Laguira, before our departure, for as many surgeons as could be obtained ; but found only one, a Frenchman. Both parties are very cruel to their prisoners, and never give any quarter. Prisoners, when taken, are murdered in different ways, agreeable to the whims ol the commanders ! SAVANNAH, Aug. 1 6 — A gentleman of this place, just from Amelia Island, informs us, that General M'Gregor's present force does not exceed 60 men, the greatest part of whom are officers. Desertions take place daily, and the discontents aie so gieat, that several valuable officers had thrown up tiseir commissions, and piivates had torn their cockades trom their hats. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3.— The following extract of a letter from St Bartholomew's, dated July 29, we received through the post- office yestei day, from an unknown wiiter:— National Advocate. By a vessel direct from Laguira, we have leceiv ed intelligence of the defeat of the patriot forces on the island of Santa Margaretta, on the 14th of Julylast, by the Royalists under the command of General Morillo, the account of which, though incorrect perhaps, is as follows : General Motillo appealed oft Pampatar on the night of the 13th of July last, with a fleet of 20 tail, and effected a landing on the next day by 10 o'clock in thiyforenoen, ol the whole of his ioiceconsismg of thellate reinforcements from Spai', with a division from Laguira, exceeding in the whole 4000 men The patriot force, not amounting to 2000 men, received them gallantly and fought with desperation- At noon the vessels in the harbour were abandoned and destroyed. The conflict was now general and severe until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, whertMorillo, having o6tflarik<: d the Patriots, and thrown a strong division in their rear, they were compelled to retreat, which ihey did, after driving this division in good order for the mountains, nor did Moiillo deem it prudent to pursue them. In this action the loss on both sides was considerable ; tbat of Moiillo's is kept a secret, and that of the Patriots computed at 7 or 800 men, but probably not exceeding 3 or 400 men. There were no prisoners taken on either side. 1 After the retreat, Monllo, with his usual barbarity, massacred the whole of the wounded left on the field by the Patriots. Nothing since has transpired when the vessel sailed from Laguira, The Island was strictly blockaded by the Spanish squadron, although Delville effected his escape from the Bay of St Ptdto with his vessels, having some ol Members of the Government on board, it is supposed in quest either of Bolivar or Brion. D O M E S T I C I N T E L L I G E N C E. L O A DO N, OCT. 1. U N I T E D S T A T E S . NEW YORK, Aug. 2 5 — F R O M AMELIA ISLAND. — By the arrival at Chailestown of the sloop Cynthia, from St Mary's, we learn that General M'- Gregor's, army was far from being in a prosperous condition. That a few days since, the troops were mustered, and counted but ten effectives ! A short time previous, fifteen men in a body went to the General, demanded, and received their discharge. It is stated that the men who engaged in this service had golden prospects held out to them — but when they arrived at Amelia they were allowed only five dollars a month, pay and rations— or if they chose to enlist for three years, they would be entitled to 1.50 acres of Florida lands, provided the country was conquered ! CHALESTOWN, Aug. 16.— LATEST FROM AMELIA— A gentleman, who arrived last evening in a few days from the above place, has politely handed to us the following information :— A Spanish officer from St Augustine, as was ascertained, had found his way into General M'- Gregor's camp, discovered the number of his men, and the amount of his resources ; he then departed for St John's, wheie he raised a force of from 200 to 300 men, for the purpose of dislodging the Patriots. On General M'Gregor's discovery of this plot, len into their hands, besides countless herds of cat- he assembled his men, laid before them in a candid tie, ho rses, See. All the property which the Ca- I manner the hopes of victory and the disasters attending puchin friars have been squeezing out of the poor defeat, and left it to their option to follow his Indians of Guayana, for 150 years, has been forfeited for their treachery, and the patriots now say ; fter the experience they have had of the friars, that • hey will never allow any wearers of the cowl to live among them. Both places were starved out by a continued rigi rous blockade, after Piai had destroyed Cer- Hte's army on the 17th April. Brion's fleet cut off latterly every chance to supply, and the Spaniards resolved to endeavour to force a passage with tin ir armed vessels and get oft. The greater part, if i ot all the large vessel -, are said to have fallen int. the hands of Brion's squadron ; none have arri\• d here but the gun- boats and flccheras, as stated i bove, and this circumstance gives stronggrounds to lelieve so. A ship, with the generals and their start ( and probably their plunder), was closely pursued, it is said, by some ot Brion's vessels, when t irse gun- boats lost sight ol them, and escaped t i'i ugh the creeks. Tn a few days we shall, no d ubt, see ihe bulletin of the patriots. The confortunes or depart. The consequence was the greater part of his little band had lelt him. The Gcnerol, seeing his hazardous situation, having but 20 men left, had his baggage and that of ali his officers conveyed on board a brig, and in case his reinforcements did not arrive in time to repel an attack, he intended to depart Irom his newly- acquired possession. CHARLESTOWN, Aug. 2 2 — F R O M AMF. LIA ISLAND.— A gentleman, who came passenger in the schooner Humming Bird, from St Mary's, and who left Amelia Island on Thursday last, furnishes a different report from those lately received of the patriot arms in that quarter. He mentions, that comparatively but few persons had deserted, and that theii loss was more than made up by others, who had joined the standard of General M'Gregoi; that, about a week or ten days ago, a false alarm was purposely beat, and that, in the fort alone, 65 privates were mustered, exclusive of a company stationed in a blockhouse, which originally consisted ' tence of the monster. Marlborough- House is immediately to undergo great improvements and alterations, preparatory for the reception of her Royal Highness Princess Char, lotte and Prince Stxe Coburg, which are to be completed by Christmas. Admiral Sir Home Popham succeeds Admiral Douglas in the chief command of Jamaica. The gallant Admiral proceeds in the Sybille frigate, Captain Charles Malcolm, fitting out at Chatham. John A. Lethbridge, Esq. is appointed Secretary to Sir Home Popham. His nomination has givi n general satisfaction in the naval ciicles, as the urbanity of manners and ready attention displayed on all occasions by this gentleman have proved him every way worthy of the appointment, and ol the confidence that must be reposed in him. The PriBce Ernest packet, from Lisbon, spoke, on the 9th ult. the San Elo Caridad, in hit. 39,41. N. North Burling S. by W, about seven or eight miles distant, winch had been plundered on the 1st by a shooner privateer of 14 guns, that had previously captured a rich Spanish ship from New Spain, with a quantity of specie on board. A proclamation was signed at the forts of the Red River, on the 15th of July, by Lord Selkirk, Mr Biid and Mr M'Donnell, on the one hand, and Mr M'Gillivray and M. de Rocheblanc on the other, in furtherance of the objects of the Government Commissioners, and enjoining the respective agents of ihe two parties to pay implicit obedience to Sir John Sherbrooke's proclamation of the 3d May last. The greatest alarm prevails in our American colonies, that a duty will soon be proposed on the timber from the British settlements. The following official communication has given rise to the great sensation which has been produced :— Ofliiie of Committee ol Privy Conncil for Trade, Whitehall, Pel). 25, 1817. SIR— I am directed by the Lords o f t h e Committee of Privy Council for Trade, ro acquaint you, for tlie information of tbe gentlemen engaged in tbe tra > of the Norrh American colonics, tbat it being deemed advi. able by his Majesty's Government, on numerous accounts, to propose the consolidation of the Customs for anot her year there is no intention of submitting to Parliament any proposition for the alteration of the timber duties in the present Session; but they think it right that those who are interested in the question should be apprised, that t-. is Majesty's Government are of opinion that the extension j of tiie duty to the timber imported from the North American colonics, equal in amount to the additional duty I imposed on ioreign timber io 1813, would he productive j to the revenue, without being prejudicial to the great interests concerned.— I am, See. T. LACK.. By the arrival of the American ship Amitv at Liverpool, in 2 3 days from New York, we have received letters to the 5th ult. The American 6 per cents, were at 108^ ; 7 per cents. 112; United Slates Bank stock, 155 ; exchange on London, 2 per cent, premium. The fall trade was commencing with a very brisk demand for all description! of cotton goods. The American papers are filled with disputes respecting an enoimous sea serpent, an hundred feet in length, which is said to have appeared at various places on the American cost., and to have excited great alarm. By some the story is considered as 3 hoax, while others positively assert the actual exis- AMERRCA AND DENMARK. ' The following paiticulars ol the affair between the American ship Gleaner, and the Danish biig Barnholm, are from the Baltimore Patriot ot the ISth of August:— " On Sunday, the 6th July, a part of the crew of the ship Gleaner, O Zuil, master, of New York, were on shoie at Christianstadt, St Croix, amongst whom was a man named William Stewart, an orderly, well- behaved seaman, not, by any means, habituated to intoxication ; on this day, however, he had unfortunately taken a ' drop too much ;' a part of the crew ol his Danish Majesty's brig Bornholm, being also on shore, with a stated determination to beat and abuse the Americans, one of them soon found means to provoke Stewart to such a degree as to create a quarrtl ; words soon produced blows; a contest eri ued, in which the American, notwithstanding his inebriety, proved too much for the Dane, whose comrades, mortified at the result, and in the tiue spirit ol Danish magnanimity, all joined and beat the American most unmercifully. There was a lad, 15 or 16 years of age, in company with Stewart, who remained an idle spectator of the scene, fearful that, should he interfere, he might meet with similar treatment. After the Danes had fully satia'ed their brutality on their unfortunate victim, this lad conveyed Stewart on board of his ship. On the evening of the same day, one of the boats of the Burnholm ( on board cf which were the same men who had beaten Stewart, unaccompanied by an officer), designedly passed under the stein of the Gleanei ; the Danes, by abusive language, and threatening gestures, provoked some one of the ship's crew to throw a stone, which stiuck a person in the boat. On the 8th ot the same month, the commander ol the brig preferred a complaint against the crew to the Governor, of which the following is a copy : To his Excellency the Major- General Bentzon, Governor General ot the Danish West India Islands. May it please your Excellency, Agreeably to a complaint from the quarter- mas: ter, Christian Brizon, I am under the necessity of laying before your Excellency a complaint of the conductor some Ameiican sailors, on board the ship Gleaner, against the crew of his Majesty's brig's boats, on the afternoon of last Sunday, the 6th of last month, a quarter before eight o'clock, when the boat belonging to the brig Bornholm, with part of the ciew belonging to said brig, was lowing nnder the stern of the ship Gleanei, they were, without provocation, attacked with large stones, thrown from the ship into the boat ; oneot these stones, which we have got on board, hit the constable Niel Udries, on the arm, which occasioned a contusion, and if inflicted in a more tender part, might have proved dangerous. In order to secure his Majesty's vessel in the future from similar insult, I beg most humbly or your Excellency, that the matter may be inquired into, ana the offender punished. Most respectfully, K L A CM ANN. Brig Bornholm, St Christianstadt, July g, 1317. On the 9th, the Governor- General issued the f o l l o w i n g O r d e r ;— The boat belonging to the brig Bornholm having, agreeably to a complaint from the commanding Officer, ( ot which a copy is enclosed), on the evening of last Sunday, being insulted by the crew on board your vessel, you will deliver to the brig Bornholm, him or them that may be guiltv, in order that he or they, after an examination has taken pl. c , may be brought to condign punishment. Government House, 6tli July. ( Signed) BENTSON. P. Sleileiin, Kecretary to Cap. Z n i l l , Master of the American ship Gleaner. On the evening of the 9th, the same boat went along- side of the ship with an oiheer, who demanded the person who had committed the alleped oftence ; the mate replied, that he |-. id not seen any j. eison do it, but il it had been done, it. must have been by Stewart, who had been beaten by the same boil's crew : on this tiie mate, together with Stewait and another of tbe crew, were ordeied into the boat, and conveyed on boaid the Bornhohn, and examined ; the hoat was then dispatched for the remainder ot the ship's company, who also were interrogated ; nothing, however, appearing from their testimony to eliminate any particular individual, the mate and crew, with the exception of Stewart, were retuined to their own vessel. After repeated endeavours, by threats, and promises of pardon ( which however p oved unavailing) to induce Stewart to discover the person who had been guilty of the alledged offence, he also was returned to the ship. In the mean time, the examinations were laid before his Excellency the Governor. General, who admitted that the difference did not go to prove the commission of the act by any individual, but there were grounds lor suspicion, and an example must be made ; fur which purpose he ordered the Bornholm's boat alongside the Gleaner, to take out Stewart, and flog him on board tbe brig. This arbitrary, unjust, and illegal act, was put in execut; on in the following most inhuman and barbarous manner: his arms aud legs were extended, and in that position lashed to a grating ; a Danish sailor was placed on each side ol him, who inflicted on his back 27 severe lashes, each striking alternately with a two- inch hard rope, which lacerated him in such a manner, as to render him unfit ( in the opinion of two medical gentiemen who examined him) to pertoim his duty for a length of time. The American Consul at St Thomas having communicated to our Government a statement of these proceedings, we have too much confidence in its sense of right, its energy, and regard for our citizens, to doubt that a suitable atonement will be required from the Danish Government, and that if retributive justice be not granted, retaliation must inevitably follow : and may an " example" then be made, not of the innocent, but of the fate that awaits the contemptuous scorners of every sense of impartiality, decorum, and justice, when they may happen to militate with their own views, and who set at nought the requirements and legalized usages ot their own country. We repeat, that the information on this subject, and the documents, are derived from the most authentic source. Gib'altar Chronicles and letters to 9; h September came tc- hand to- day. They are satisfactory so lar as they acquaint us the plice still remaimd healthy, but it will be seen by the extractslrom the papers, precautions had been adopted to present the pestilential disorder reaching the city. GIBRALTAR, Sept. 6. We are sorry to acquaint the public tli, at we understand his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor has received official information that Ihe plague in the Regency of Al gieis is increasing ; the number of deaths, between the 12ih and I9ih ult. having amounted in the city alone to 150 pet diem. NOTICE. " With a view to ascertain with precision the amount ol the population of this teriitory, and the different classes of which it is composed, a measure the expediency ol which must be obyious, when it i s c o n s i d e r e d h o w n e c e s s a r y it b e c o m e s t o a d o p t a system of precaution srd previous arrapger. i- cr. t, ward off the danger to which we aie exposed by the appeaiance ot the plague at Algiers, and the prevalence of a disease little less faul in vaiicun part* of Italy— his Excellency the Lieutenant- Governor has thought it proper to have recourse to the exertions ot the Inspectors of Districts, to baie an accurate return of the individuals residing in their respective wards, agreeably to a prescnbed form ; and at a meeting of these gentlemen, wbich was convened yesterday, his wishes on this subject were met by the same laudable zeal which has ori " « b many occasions distinguished them. His Excellency, therefore, calls upon the inhabitants of this territory to afford the Inspectors of Distiic'. S such facilities as they may require in the prosecution of this work, by which an accuiate census cf the population will be obtained upon a uniform plan, embracing every necessary particular. " Given at head- quarters, Gibraltar, t! ri « 5th day of September 1817, by command. R. MARTIN. . Acting Civil Secretary." SEPT. 7 . ' — T h e Austrian frigate Augusta tailed on the 1st inst. to join the Portuguese line of battle ships for the Brazils, which went through the Straits without stopping here. We have to- day another supply of American letters and papers, but from most situations not later than those acquired yesterday. There had been several failures at New Yoik to a considerable aroount. A irivate banking- house had failed for 100,000 dollars. Governor Clinton, of the state of New York, has prohibited, by proclamation, all intercourse between that city and county and the districts of . Charesltown and Savannah, in consequence of tbe pestilential fever which was known * to prevail at the latter places. Great hopes are entertained in America that the Flortdas will shortly be ced-; d to the United State* by Spain. We are happy to announce the safe arrival of live companies more of the 103d regiment, f. oni Canada. They l* nded| . t Tilbury Fort on Tuesday se't nmght » and marched into Chelmsford barracks ytsteid. y. Yesterday Major Genera! Sir Robeit Bolton inspected the 19th Dragoons, lately returned fn, ni Canada, under the command of Major Lisle, when he was pleased to bestow the highest encomium upon the appearance of this distinguished regiment 11 ' parade, and also on the interior arrangements ot it,, which reflected the highest credit upon ihe office. s and men. Last week, a person who has been recently selling A merican flour, in Conventry, was detected by the police officers in the abominable practice f mixing a quantity of burnt Derby stone to//// his flour. An information having been laid against him before the magistrates, he was fined in the mitigated penalty ot 5l. It is an undoubted fact, and forms at this moment a general topic of rcmaik, that for the last fifteen years there never have been so mar, y orders given and puicha - es made, not only from ire manufacturer, who attend this mart fiom distant towns, but from the large wholesale warehouse regularly established in this city, as during the renod of the last three weeks. The abundant t arvest, the reduction of the poors'rate, the t n. pl vment of the artisan and rnaoufcicturer, have ali 11* ud.— ed to give life and energy to our home tiade; and the hatter, the hosier, the wholesale lim. en and cotton warehouseman, the hardware, tin, and ir< a merchants, have their porters and packets, full of employment— Bristol Journal. . ' IT is expected that ihexexatious regulations at the port cf Calais have been rescinded within ih'- be fewdays, in consequence of a representation to the French Government, by the Police ComiW.- aiy anil Mayor of ( be place. It is farther stated, that e officers ol the customs have been pruhibitei liomscarching the persons of the female passenger s. A dreadful accident happened near Kirbj parsonage, Bungay, the residence of the Rev. Mr Wilaon. Two very line young men, both ur. i'er 2 0 years, the Hon. Messrs Keppel, sons of the Earl ol Albemaile, went out with their gun -, and on getting through a hedge the coat of the one caught the other's trigger, and the whole content* of the gun lodged in his brother's leg. The youth not wounded rendered his brother every assistance possible, but finding he could not remove him, or do him any permanent good, fled with the greatest speed for medical aid, which happened most unfortunately to be at a great distance, and, sad to relate, on his return with a surgeon he found his btother had bltd to death. According to the Letters from Norway, Oscar, the son ot Bernadotte, will be pioclaimed Viceioy ot that Kingdom on the 7th of next month, by an extraordinary convocation ol the Norwegian Diet, k is added, however, that as this august person, age is too young to know how to govern, he i » to be^ released from the obligation decreed by the Constitution, of residing at least six month3 in each year, in Norway. He will superintend the affairs of that country,? only three months out o f t h e twelve for a cei tain number of years j the remaining nine to be passed at Stockholm, under the tuition ot his father. We can state a tact which although it may not appear in the London newspapers for some days is nevertheless perfectly correct. Adistinguished Patriot- General isanived in town from the Spanish Main within ihis day or two, for the purpose of making purchases of laige ships in Older to be converted into ships ot war with which to compose a respectable navy. We can affirm there is no want of dollars to carry into effect his great object. The General says if the armies are not evety thing they i t quite at the present moment, they soon will be, and a navy is ihe great object so to be disposed ot at sea as to co- operate with and give atd to the military operations on land. The negociations of the. General on the Bubject are far advanced towards a favourable issue. With equal confidence we can state that the Patriots are in negociation with a certain Lord, of naval celebrity, to take the command of the Patriot fleet. His Lordship rates his services very highly, and will only agree to conditions which shall give him the supreme command at sea. There is hardly a doubt but ihe Patriots will subset ibe to his Loidship's terms, which, when known, it will be seen that his Lordship places no mean value on his naval acquirements, whatever his enemies may think of them. The recruits are marching openly for the Patriot service, by dozens, through London every day, to be shipped off lor the Spanish Colonies. This, and other circumstances, will give some idea how neai I7 the Patriots in South America ate approximating to their wished tor independence. 4 SCOTLAND. E D I N B U R G H , O C T . 4 . j In enumerating the many improvements of this r e!* v, in progress during the last three years, and which were be^ un in the preceding, and m> it ably and spiritedly carried on by the late Magistracy, we feel that we entirely overlooked the pre eminent claims of our worthy and patriotic Magistrate, Sir John Marjoribanks, and of our everactive and zealous Sheriff, Sir William R ie. The for . her, while he so ably conducted the business and supported with becoming splendour the dignity of t h e city, obtained, in a great measure by his own personal exertions, the parliamentary grant for finishing the University, and attended in Parliament, most assiduously, the forwarding the bill for the superb public works, the Regent Bridge, new jail, Sic. in all which he was ably and efficiently seconded and supported by Sir William Rae. The foundation- stones of these magnificent buildings were laid on the 19th September 1815. CitAlL.— On the evening of Friday the 19th ult. thiee boys, two of whom named Andrew Black and George Taylor, belonging to this town, and James Robertson from Kinghorn, went off in a small boat, for the purpose of conducting a sioop that was not far distant from the shore, into the harbour of Crail. A f t e r they had reached the vessel, it seems they were not aole to manage her, and therefore Taylor and Robertson were dispatched to Crail to procure more assistance ( Black being left on boaid the vessel to await their return). Shortly after their departure, the people in the sloop were alarmed at hearing the shrieks of some persons, apparently in imminent danger, which were readily concluded to be those of the two boys lately gone from the vessel, but, from the scarcity of men on board, and darkness of the night, no assistance could be rendered the unfortunates. It appears the boat had gone upon a rock, and from the violent sea running was soon filled with water, which atlerwards sunk, together with the two unhappy mariners. The botires have not yet been found, though diligent search has been made for them. Act and Warrant of his Majesty, in Council, for a Poll Election in the Borough of Montrose. At the Court of Carkou House, the 17th of September, 1817. PS ESENT, His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. His Royal Highness the Duke of York; J. ord Chamberlain ; Earl Talbot; J. ord Charles Bentinck ; Viscount Castlereagh ; Viscount Sidmouth ; Mr Chancellor of tne Exchequer; Mr Beckett. < « Whereas there has been presented to his Royal Highness, at this board, a petition of the Guildbrethren. Burgesses, Trades, Householders, and other inhabitants of the royal borough of Montrose, in Scotland; setting forth that the Burgesses and community of Montrose were erected by his Majesty's progenitor, David, King of Scots, into a free borough royal, with all the accustomed privileges: That Montrose has continued to exercise and enjoy these privileges for the space of nearly five hundred years until now ; when, iu consequence of ( an irregularity in the mode of electing tbe Magistrates Slid Common Council ot the borough at Michaelmas last, the Supreme Civil Court of Scotland declared the election illegal and void; and the Magistrates and Council so- elected are thus divested of all authority: That his M- jesty'i ancient borough is consequently deprived of a — gular internal government, and of a voice in the etec- • tioa of a member to the Imperial Parliament, in conjunction with ibe other boroughs of the district to wlucii it belongs; and which vote was secured to Montrose by the treaty of union between the kingdoms of England and Scotland -. That, at and previous to the election at Michaelmas 1816, the Council, by the set of the borough, consisted of nineteen members,— seventeen members as l e presenting the Guildry, and two as representing the £ van Uiciu purated Trades: That, until the year 1816, the Old Council, by the set of the borouirh, elected the N e * , and the Old and New Council elected the officebut the M Bis""*" and Council having upon the petitions of the Guildbrethren and ihe Seven Incorporated Trades, granted unto the former the election of their Dean, who became ex nfficio a member of Council, aud to the Trades the election of their two representatives in Council,— that alteration in the set was submitted to the Convention of Royal Boroughs, for iheir approbation , and the same was confirmed by them upon the 10th day of July 18f6 ; and, with the above alteration tire Convention declared that the Old Council should eleci the New, and the set of die borough remain as recorded in the books of Conven- ion, the 22d day of June 1709: That, desirous of regaining their elective franchise, and of having the peace and good government of th » borough restored, the petitioners beseech that his M- jesty will be graciously pleased to grant a warrant for making an election of Magistrates and Council for the borough, by a general poll of the Burgesses, Heritors, and inhabitants resident in and bearing a part ofthe common burdens of the said borough: That ihe alterati a in the mode of electing the Dean of Guild, and the Counsellor from the Trades or Craftsmen, made by the Town Council, and confirmed by the Convention of Boroughs, has been attended with beneficial effects to tlie borough ; but experience suggests that still great inconvenience has arisen from the mode of electing tbe Counsellors from the Guildry and Trades, and that it would tend to the great advantage of the borough, and consolidate the interests of the community, were the set farther altered and amended as to the election of the Counsellors for the Guildry and Trades on the present occasion: The petitioners therefore humbly bese, ch his Mai'sty to alter and amend the former set or constitution of the borough, as was done in circumstances nearly similar, by his Majesty, in the case of his borough of Stirling ; and tliey unanimously pray that his Majesty would be graciously pleased to concede and grant that the set of Montrose shall in all time coming be as follows: That the Town- Council shall, as formerly, consist of nineteen persons; whereof fifteen shall be resident Guildbr- rhren, including the Dean of Guild for the time; and four shall be resident Craftsmen, including the Deacon- Convener for the time. ' That at the election to be made at the Michaelmas next ensuing the said poll election, and j at all future election", the six eldest Cunsellors for ) tile time from the Guildry, who have not served i n any of the offices after- mentioned for the year preceding,— and the whole four Counsellors from the Craftsmen,— shall go out; but shall nevertheless be l e eligible, if their respectivf constituents shall think fit: That, upon the Monday of the week immediately preceding Michaelmas in each year, the Magistrates and Council shall meet and declare the names of the six Guild- Coonsellors who go out in rotation, and also what otli- r vacancies have arisen during the preceding year by death, non acceptance, resignation, or otherwise, in the number of Guild- Counsellors: ' That on the following day, - being TuesJay, the Guildry Incorporation shall assemble at their ordinary place of meeting and shall first elect '- their Dean of Guild, and six members of the Guildry as Jiis council, for the ensuing year ; and the person so chosen as Dean of Guild shall, in virtue of his office, be a magistrate and counsellor of the borough ; and the s. jd Incorporation shall then proceed to fill up the vacancies in the number of Merchant Counsellors occasioned by rotation, non- acceptance, resignation, death, or otherwise, during the preceding year: That the Seven Incorporated Trades of Monsrose shall also assemble together in one place on the said Tuesday, and shall first elect their Deacon- Convener,— who shall, in virtue of bis office, be a Counsellor to represent the Trades; and they shall then proceed to elect other three in the room of tho- e who retire from office ; and that two of the four Trades- Counsellors so to be elected may be Guildbrethren,— being always operative craftsmen ; and tbe persons electing them shall bave no vote in the Guild at tbe same election ; but th, e other tvvo Trades- Counsellors shtill be operative craftsmen and burgesses only: That rhe Council shall meet on the Wednesday immediately'preceding Michaelmas, unless Michaelmas- day shall happen to be on Wedi; « sday ; in which case they shall jneet on Mtchaelnias- day, and conclude the annaul election for the ensuing year, by continuing the et- offieiis members, electing the two members of Coun- ; ef! who » s* who retire from office ; and that two of the four Trad .' s Counsellors so to be elected may be Guildbrethren, being always operative craftsmen ; and the persons electing theia shall have no vote in the Guild in the same election ; but; the other two Trades- Counsellors shut! beoperative craftsmen and burgesses only ; that the Council shall meet on tbe Wednesday immediately preceding Michaelmas, unless Michaelmas- day - hall happen to he upon Wednesday ; in which case they shall meet on Michaelmasday and conclude the arinua^ election for the ensuing year, by continuing theexofficiis members elect ing the tvvo members of Council who do not go out by rotation, and receiving the new members from tbe Guildry and Trades ; aud alter such election, and receiving the New Counsellors, the members both of the Old and New Council shall, according to the former set of the borough, choose a Provost, three Bullies, a ' Treasurer, and Hi s " were lawfully entitled to choose their Magistrate;, and to audit their accounts, measures should forthwith. be adopted for regaining, their authority. Mr Cariile, . the Provost, attended, and moved an adjournment, for tlie purpose ot giving the inhabitants at large,, tinae to consider the business; but, though he stated tliat neither himself riur his brother Magistrates were dispqsfd to resist any well- founded claims ot the burgesses, his motion was supported by but a small portion of the meeting. Last week, in a gentleman's pai k in the Upper W a i d of Lanaikshite, a sheep was found greatly mangled supposed by a dog. The following day another sheep was discovered severely lacerated, and on the third morning it was tound that the ears were oft from a third victim,. Next night a watch being set, the depredator was detected. This was no other than a small Highland pony, which was caught in the act of laying hold with ins teeth on a fourth member pf the iluck, and tossing it out ot wantonness, after the manner ot a gieyhound with a defenceless maukiu. ABERDEEN, Oct. 4 . — A s was anticipated by the friends ot Mr F o i b e s o f Auchmeddep, that worthy gentleman, by the same post that conveyed intelligence ot his having been elected Piovost of A b e i - deen, sent Iiis decided refusal to accept the honour. A Council was summoned yesterday, but instead ot the necessary number ot ten to foun a quorum, they could only muster Six.— In shoit, the tiling has fallen to the g r o u n d . — A b e r d e e n Chronicle. On Wednesday forenoon last, a boat belonging to Cockenzie, while dredging oysters, was upset, and sunk by a sudden squall or whirlwind ; the Hugh Andet'on, ttid Alex. MunrS, charged with steal uig growing wood from tiie wood of Spimnngdale, palish O! Creich, • outlier land shir l', were Called to i lie bar, and Alex. Munro tailing to appear, sentence ol Cogitation was passed upon liiui. Mr .1. P. Grant, Counsel for Anderson, objected to the relevancy oi the indictment; thai in tlie copy furnished lo the prisoner,, the Lord Advocate was inaccurately . designated Alexander of Meadowbank," ihe siruaille being omitted. Al. er some discussion, the east was cwtilied lo the High Court of Justiciary, to meet a: Ed. nlitlrgll tbe 17lh of November next. Adam Maekay was then brought to the bar, accused ol murder ; the indiclilieiit stateu, that on tbe lst ol August last, in the immediate vicinity of the toll- house, ac iiaster Helmsdale, Sutlierlandshire, he barbarously assau. ted a poor old woman, by name Catherine Suthtr- Jau ., utius Oag, and. inflicted several severe wounds on tier head, and other pai is of her body, with a spade, in con equence of ivlnciishe died a tew liouis thereafter. 1 he prisoner pleaded Act Guilty, and Ins Counsel, Mr P. 1 . obcrtgun, siatc- d ( he nature of his intended defence to b lirst, a total denial; and - should that tail, that the prisoner, in consequence ol religious llilatuatiou, was suoj ct to occasional lits of insanity. .1 he examination of the w itnesses occupied a considerabie time— when ended, the- Jury were addressed by the public prosecutor, who admitted that the plea ol insanity set l p fur the pannel,. was fully established, anil alterwards by i . i r P. Robertson, who, in an able speech, demanded a vf edict of Not Guilty. Alter the evidence- had been sup uicd up by Lord Reston, ihe Jury retired ior a lew inmates, and returned a verdict unanimously finding tbe ilbti Nol Proven. ' Tile prisoner was thetei'uie assoilzied ; he appeared to be. wholly indifferent to tiie proceedings, and continued reading or looking IO a Bible- be held in his hard, during ihe whole trial. i be Court met again . on ' Tuesday morning, and in a case ol appeal from a decision by ihe Sheriff of P. oss, crew, consisting of four men, weie picked up by another boat, which was only a few yards distant when the accident happened, and did ! not in any way suffer by the squall, although it pass- ! ed close by her bow, raising a column ot water ap- I parently about three feel high, aod two or three | feet in circumference, The boat was afterwards recovered by means of dredging. The squ. dl took place when tne wind was veering round f i om N . W . I J N . E . , 1 | We are happy to announce the safe arrival pi Mons. Biot in Edinburgh, on Friday last. Fie returned troiii the Shetland Islands oy a merchant vessel, and arrived, after a very speedy voyage, at Leith. it is with no small degree ot suiprise we have learnt tbat Ihis eminent philosopher was entirely abandoned by the gentlemen who were sent to accompany linn on his expedition to Shetland ; and that, alter quitting Aberdeen, no prepaiations whatever weie made tor his accommoeia tion, In Unst, as no proper place could be found for making the obseivations connected with Hie trigonometrical suivev, tile line instrument belonging to the Board ot Ordnance Was therefore removed t o t h e island ot Balta, ivheit theie were jusi tents sufficient to shelter it and its attendants tiom the weather. M. B u t was obliged to return to Unst, without once being permitted l o examine oi compare them by the use ot the celebrated zenith sector belonging to the Ordnance. From the inhabitants ot Unot lie received every kindness and hospitality they could bestow un him. When it was known at Leith that be had been left to shift rot himself in Shetland, a Government vessel was dispatched to bung him h o m e ; but in the r. ean time an opportunity presented itself, which the unceitainty ot get ting any other induced him to embrace. Bernard and H u g h M'llvogues and Patrick M'- Crisul were sent off from the Lock- up- house early tins morning, for Greenock, wheie they undergo the punishment of death on Friday fiist, according to tueir sentence, for rape and ' robbery. Since their condemnation, these unfortunate- mm have behaved in a very penetential and exemplary manner, acknowledging tl. e justice of their sentence, and leaving a kind admonition to their countrymen, to let tlu- ir unhappy end be a warning to them of the danger ot indulging in drunkenness and the earlier stages ot vice and wickedness. Although Roman Catholics, they thankfully accepted ol the services of ministers ot other persuasions, and expressed their readiness to meet their late with resignation and fortitude, and to die in charity with ali mankind. INVERNESS, Oct. 3. — O n Sunday last a sloop and a barge, laden with coals went through the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus ; having Lin lor some hours below the Muiitowh draw biidge, • he inhabitants ot Inverness weie apprised of the circumstance, and the novelty soon attracted a vast concourse ot all ranks and ages ; the banks were literally lined with spectators on this occasion. T h e weather during the past week, has been very boisterous ; rain, hail, snow, and frost have each had their turns, and with considerable violence ; tne operations of ihe harvest have of course been quite at a stand : so unusually early a commencement of severe and bioken weather, is very alarming to the farmers in th1 highei giounds, much of whose crops are yet green, and have been considerably injured. ' .' , J l. ord licston, after hearing Council, adhered to the jneiglinmcdlately m e n t o l t h e sheiiff, and found tbe appellant liable m Costs ed. there being no other business, ppell tlie Court adjoui'll- Barbara Mackay, prisoner in tbe tolbooth ol Inverness, under a re- spite during pleasute, has had her sentence commuted into two years' imprisounienc, commencing with ihe date of her conviction. —- DIED— At Stonehaven, on the 21. i ull i i her RO'h year, Mrs Mary Ross, widow of James Voung, E.- q Sheriff sua. stitute of Kincardineshire. At Dunuee, on Bid ult. Capt. Andrew M'Culloch, of the royal navy. At Edinburgh, on the 27th ult. William, youngest son of the late Mr Duncan Forbes, General Examiner of Excise. At Cupar, on the ist curt. Janet, second daughter of Mr Horsbrugh. On the 2d curt, in the 85th year of his age, Dr Monro, Professor of Medicine, Anatomy, and Surgery, in the University of Edinburgh. MISCELLANEOUS. CIRCUIT COURT OF JUSTICIARY. Inverness, October S. The Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here on Monday last, by l. ord Reston ; and in the course of the day the loJlowing criminal cases came before him. John Petrie, accu. ed of stealing, on the night of the lOrli April, 1815, from a barn, iu the possession of James Youbie, farmer at Calilirhill, parish ol Rafford, two sacks containing a bull ol barley ; and of stealing, on the follow ing night, from a kiln in the occupation of David Duncan, farmer at Bomanhill, parish of Torres, six pecks of hurley, and a bird cover, and from a barn, three bags containing two to three bolls of oats, after having forcibly broke iuto it. Ou being called upon to plead, the pannel stated, that though he was quite innocent, he was forced, from circumstances, to plead guilty. The Courr, however, explained to him that his answer could not be received, and on being again asked, he pleaded guilty. A verdict was accordingly returned, finding him guilty in terms oi his own confession, arid the Aduncate Depute restricted tbe libel to an arbitrary punishment- After an admonition as to his future conduct, lie was sentenced to transportation beyond seas lor fourteen years. The diet was then called against Alex. Ross, alias Macfarquhar, and Wm Ross, alius Macfarquhar, Tenant ii> Ul. r of Giencaivie, parish of Kincardine, Ross shire, accused of stealing, on tbe 30th May last, from tlie bill grazings of GK- nmore, in said parish, three sheep, the property of Mr John Geddes, tacksman of Ardmore. Wm. Ross having iailed to appear, was outlawed. Alex. Ross having pleaded guilty, the case was remitted to a jury, who louud him guilty, in terms of i . own confession ; and the Advocate Depute restricted toe libel to an arbitrary punishment. Mr .1. P. Grant of Rothiemurchus, tbe prisoner's Counsel, then add: essed the Court in mitigation of punishment. He stated, with much eloquence and feeling, tbat the prisoner had acted under the influence of his la JURY COURT. On the 25' h ult. the Jury Court was for the first time, opened at Inverness, by the Lord Chief Commissioner Baron Adam. After the Jury were called over, and a claim of exemption from serving as a Juryman before this Court, m.. tie- by Richard Wharton Duff of Orion, Esq. Comptroller ot iixcise, was sustained, a Jury ol 12 weie sworn ill to try a c. iu » e in which the Rev. Iar ' 1 homas Ross, Minister ol Lochbroom,. was Pursuer— and Henry Davidson, Lsq. of Tulloch, proprietor, and Nathaniel Peach Watheii, Lsq. tenant of the Farm of lnverbroom, lormerly called Hilton, were DiJ'eniters:— i he i- ssues to be tried were-— 1. Whether a road for the incuiiibent'and inhabitants of the Knktown of Lochbroom, and for tile parislioners of the parish ot Lochbroom, in tiie county of Ross, leading Iroiu the King's highway, between Dingwall and Ullapool, to the church and manse of the said parish, and to tbe Kitktown theieof, by tile north side of the house of Inverbroom, and through the lands thereof, across tile river Broom, by tlie lords of Foigh and Small Isles, in cww branches, uniting and becoming one road as it approaches the said manse, ha- not existed lor time immemorial, oi beyond tbejyeals of prescription. 2. Whether the said road has been improperly shut up or obstructed by toe defenders or either of tbem ? 3. And, Whether tlie pursuer has suffered loss or amage by shutting up the same- 1— Damages weie laid at ^ 200. A plan of the subject matter in dispute, the tvpograpl. ital accuracy of which - s.- ns admitted by the defenders.. Was produced to the a^ iy, tvvo oi vviiom had been previously appointed viewers, and had accordingly been on the ground._ Mr Cockburn opened the case for the pursuer, and in course ol a most eloquent aud ingenious speech, gave a very accurate and clear description of the grounds and questions in dispute. A number o: witnesses were examined by tbe Pursuer, in support of his plea', partieulai ly John Mackenzie, Esq. late (-. 1 Balone, whose evidence went to shew the immemorial use of the road in question. , 1 lie testimony of Air iv, ackenz. e was principally corrobo: ated by Alex. Stronach, sun of the late Minister, and so laras regards the Toy r. osd, by Roderick Carnp belt, in Aucliiun'aciiaii, Al. x. M- LeiiUan, Duncan M-- Ke- iiz : e, Simon M'Leaii, ana Kenneth Cameron; - aid as to the 1- ord of Sniail ls. es jo. id, by John Munro and Aiexand- r M'K nz. e. The. e witnesses bore evidence to several dikes built- by Mr Watlieii, tile Defender, across ihe road in dispute, Mr J P. Grant, i'er i D e f e n d e r s , addresse t the Jury ably, and at considerable } eng; h. No witnesses having Ueeii adduced by the Defenders, tile Lord Cluet Comnii- siouer summed up the evidence to the Jury in a distinct, concise, and luminous manner, and thereafter a verdict was given lor the pur, tier in the following tei nl- s : — Fir* t /.- sue-— The Jury fir. tls that a road for the incumbent and inhabitants ol the Ivirieiown of Loclibroom, and parishuners of the parish of Loclibroom, in the county of Ross, leading from the King's highway, between Dingwall and Ullapool, to the thai eh a.. d manse of said parish, aud to the Kirktown thereof, by the north side of the house ol Invcrbroom, and through the land thereof, across the river Broom, by the ford of Foigh, has existed for ome immemorial, and beyond ( lie ye.. rs of prescription. Finds further, that the branch running from the lord of Small Dies, until it joins the Foigh road, has existed time immemorial, as a- foot path only. Second J. sue— Finds the said road has been unwarrantably - shut up, by the Delendeis. Third Issue— Finds the pursuer has suffered no loss or damage by shutting the same. Counsel for tbe Pursuer— H. C ' ckburn, and D Ma thesou, Esqrs.; Agents— iiuieas M'lSean, Esq. W S. aud Mr John MacAndreve, Solicitor. Inverness. Counsel for the Defenders— J. P. Grant, and P. Robertson, Esqrs. ; Agent*— Messrs Mackenzie and Moneypeuny, W. S. and G. Mackenzie, writer, Dingwall. There was no furiher business before the Court, two o: her cases set down lor trial having been settled extrajudicially. SEQUESTRATIONS, Sc. i r all Master : ' That the Provost. Bailies, Treasurer, and , l, e o t h c r culprit and ou his apprehension gave Hospital- Master, shall not be continued in their offices longer than two years toge'ber ; but they, witVe the Dean of Guild, shall remain ex ujficiis members of the Council for the year immediately Itillowing that in which they shall have served in these offices respectively. ( Signed) " JA. BULLER." Monday last week, at the meeting of the burgesses ot Paisley, it was resolved, by a considerable majority, that their rights had been infringed by the recent charter • aad that, as the inhabitants proof of the strength of natural affection, by his anxiet for the fate of his parent, whom he wished to screen from justice, by raking his crime on himself. He argued that a distinction should be made between theft lor the purposes of lucrc, and the same ciime when committed to assuage the c'ails of nature : in the preftnt case the sheep were immediately slaughtered for food to the prisoner's unfortunate family, which, he understood, were suffering under extreme want, Tn the first, apology, Lord Reston was disposed to give its due weight ; but he could give none to the other. ' The prisoner received ivuttuice of transportation for seven years. James I. owe, merchant, Perth ; in the house nf William Tindell, merchant, there, 16th curt, at one p. M. to instruct trustee. Notice to Creditors.*— James Vannet & Co. druggists. Arl roath, and James Vanuer, as an individual, Claims to be lo. lged wilh William Colvill & Son, writers there, before 19th November. Offer of Composition — George Brown, watch and clockmaker, Airdrie. Creditors meet in the office of King and Campbell, writers, 23, Brunswick Place, Glasgow, 27th curt, at 12 noon, to decide on it. Dividend.— Robert Garden and Hamilton William Garden, both merchants, Glasgow ; by James Robb, merchant there, 6th Nov. — B i UTHS—- On the 17th ult. at Crookses, Mrs Thomson, of a daughter. On ihe 29 h ult. at Crailing- house, the Lady of James Paton, Esq. of a still- born daughter. On the 2d curt. Mrs Ogilvy, 6, Abercromby Place, Edi- nburgh, of a daughter. On ihe 2d curt. Mrs Dr Barclay, Aberdeen, of a son. On the 3d curt, at He- rmaud, the Lady of Thomas Maitland, Esq. younger of Dundrennan, advocate, of a son. Safely, of a daughter, on the 5th curt. Mrs John Brougham. — MARRIED At Arradoul, on the 23d ult. Mr George Stephen, merchant, Dundee, to Mary Elizabeth, Only daughter of the late Mr John Beaumont, Edinburgh. At Kildeeren church, county of " i'lpperary, on 24th air. David Cowan, Esq. of the y3d Highlanders, to Sar., li Afine, daughter of the late Colonel Campbell. At Glasgow, on the S'Orh ult. by ihe Rev. William Routledge, Robert Si mple, FS- q of Demerara, to Adrians, daughter, of William Moore, Esq of St Enstatia, At Bombay, on the 21st April last, Lieutenant William Black, Adjutant of the Bombay Marine, & c. to Miss Jane Farqtiharson, eldest daughter of the Rev Mr Robert Farquliarmu, Coldstone, Aberdeenshire. MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECK.— The following deplorable details are given in a letter from Mr Benjamin Mathewes, to Messrs William Graham and Brothers, dated on board the brig Jessie of Dumfries, at sea, 12th Sept. 1 8 1 7 : — W i t h extreme sorrow I inform you, that 15 days after leaving Greenock, being then in the long, of 32. 30. and. lat. 4 5 . 37. the ship Lautaro sprung a leak, and, after, using every human txertion to. save her, by throwing overboard all the d y goods and a great deal of iron, that the leak increased so much that I was compelled to take to the boats. This was 2 6 hours after she sprung the leak. I remained by the ship all night in the hopes of seeing some vessel, and saving all the passengeis but at half past three on the morning of the 10th, she went down very suddenly, with 27 souls on board out of 4- 7 I had on sailing. On mustering those saved, I found there was myself and eight of the crew in the long boat, with lour cabin passeng e i s and four steerage, in the jolly boat the second mate and two of the crew. In I S minutes after the ship went down the jolly boat wa3 stove, and I ha< t to take the three men in the long boat, which made us in all 2 0 souls. After making sail on the boat, and running about five hours to the eastward., we foiinnately descried a sail, which proved to be the brig Jessie, of Dumfries, Captain James Williams, who picked us up at four in the afteinoon, and whose kind attention to us will never be forgotten by any one of us. Passengers and Crew saved. " Benjamin Mathewes, master; Hugh Livingston, chief mate ; John Smith, second mate ; and nine cf the crew ; Mr Wiiltam Hall, cabin passenger, Mr Ainsley Hall, ilo. do. ; Mr William Weston, do. ; John C, Ross, da. Steerage Passengers. " John M'Gregor, Duncan Darrock, Peter Ganes, John M Kechnic, ( boy) two of my crew went down in the ship. Yours ih haste, BENJAMIN MATHEWES. DURATION OF EARLY LOVE.— At Fahkin, the capital ot Dalecarlia, li e situation of the surpisini' mines of Sweden, the following discovery was made, some years ago :— In woiking to establish » new communication between two slialts of a mine, the body of a miner was discoveied in a slate of perfect preservation, and imprignated with vitriolic water, it was quite soft, but hardened on being exposed to theair. No onecould identify thebo. dy ; it was merely remembered that the accident, by which he had thui been buried in the bosom of the earth, fad taken place about fifty years ago. All inquiries about tbe name of the sufferer, had already ceased, when a decriped old woman, supported on crutches, slowly advanced towards the corpse, and knew it to be that of a young man, to whom she had been promised in marriage more than half acentuiy ago. She threw herself on the corpse, which had all the appearance of a bionze statue, bathed it with her tears, and fainted wiih j o y , at having once more beheld the object of her allections. It is eaaier to conceive than trace the singular contrast afforded by that couple, tbe one buried above fifty years ago, still retaining the appearance of youth, while the other weighed down by age, evinced all the lei v. n-. cy of youthful love. GLORIOUS HUMANITY AND COURAGE.— On the 18th ot June, at noon, his Majesty's ship Brazen sailed from Barbadoes tor Trinidad with a fresh breeze. She had tcp- gallant sails and courses set, going about seven knots, when one of the seamen fell overboard from the lee cathead, " A man overboard," Was called out in tbe waste, and instantly Lieut. Mackworth ( first L i e u t . ) jumped into the larboard quarter boat, threw the boat's mast and stern sheet grating overboard, pulled ofl his coat and waistcoat, and plunged after the unfortunate seaman, whom he caught g o i n g down, exhausted. Lieutenant Mackworth gave him the gr a i i n g , and with it and the boat's mast kept him up, until the ship picked them up, which had distanced them three miles. Captain Stilling sent them a boat ; and when Lieutenant Mackwoi th reached the gangway with the seaman, tears trickled down the cheeks of the crew. Captain Stirling embraced him, but could not give utterance to his feelings. CURIOUS DISCOV EIVY,— On the farm of Easton, parish of Dunsyre, a t adition has been handed down from father to son, in a family, who, as shep. herds, have resided in the place tor many generations back, that a ceitain rude stone set up in the adjoining moor, maiked the grave of one of the Covenanters, who, having been wounded in the battle fought at Pentland H i l l s , died of his wounds on his way home, and was buried by the greatgrandfather ot the person from whom we bave the tradition. Accordingly, a few days ago, several persons, desirous to asceitain the truth ot this story, went to the place, and having dug about two feet below the surface, found the remains of a decaved skeleton. A medical gentleman who was on the spot could distinguish one of the thigh bones, which was almost entire in shape, though reduced nearly to the consistence of the mossy soil which surrounded it. The scalp was found complete, covered with very long hair, of a whitish colour, nearly as fresh and strong as in life. Several fragments of clothes were also found, among which some leather buttons were plainly discernible. In addition to the above, were found livo silver coins, weighing about an ounce each, bearing the date of 1620, and having on one side the following inscription ;— BELG : m l : MO. VRG t ERO : CON GO E, with the following sentence on he other, " Concordia res Parvffi Crescunt." From the state of the coins, there was reason to believe they had becrt 6evved or tied up closely in some part of the sv - ier's clothes. It must be upwaids ot 138 , ears since the body of this poor Covenanter was committed to his lonely grave. A m o n g the civil offices, which have now become vacant by the general resignation of the Magisu es of Abeideen,* there is one, which, in the present embarrassed State of their affairs, cannot b - a sinecure ; namely the Master Of Maitifications, It has been offered to a Gentleman of ihe name of Cato ; but this office has now become too much for R man virtue, and Cato has refused to become Master of the Mortifications of the City of Aberdeen. T h e Eden that was lately sunk by way of experiment for the cure of the dry rot, has- been minutely surveyed to asceitain the result, which appears to answer every expectation. Mertey is to un erg o the same iieatment, ar. d is preparing tor iLat I — purpose. In fulure all timber and plank are to be boil- d or steamed in salt instead of fiesh water, as h. i » been ' he general practice of late years. THE Navy.— Two brigs of war, to be called the Fali'On and Fiolic, have lately been ordered to be built at the new Dock yard, Pembroke, in addittorl to tiie following ships now building, and ordered t'> be built at that yard, viz.— BUILDING— Belleisle, 74 guns; Fisgard, 4G guns; and Melainpus, 46 guns. ORDER: n TO UA BUILT-— Nereus, IE guns; Hamadryad, 4b' guns; and two revenue cutters. P E R T H. To Correspond T he cdhimunicatiGn of " M. W." will be given in our next No, T l i U I l S D A Y , O TOCHU 9, 1817. THE Elections in France are nearly brought to a close. The result, which has not been such as to afford much ground for triumph to any party, Shews" that even in that country, freedom of opinion begins to have some w. ight in the measures of Government. The Ministerialists, indeed, have generally carried the elections ; but with all the advantages of official influence, they have, in many cases, been successfully opposed by the Liberates, particularly in Paris'.— Petty conspiracies, which have neither object nor plan, continue to be detected by the Police. One of these ephemeral plots against the Government, but which seems to have been directed, in the first instance, against the Allied Troops, is now under investigation. The designs of the Conspirators, who recognised one another by the simple badge of a Black Pin, were disclosed by a person of the name of Monier, who was last year condemned to suffer deathjor planning the Capture of the Fortress of Vincennes, and who only avoided the execution of his sentence by the important discoveries he has since made. The German Papers contain a piece of intelli gence, which, if it can be relied upon, may be tn garded as a proof, that Russia would willingly find some pretext for quarrelling with the Porte. By the article alluded to, we are informed, that the Court of St Petersburgh has dispatched a courier to Constantinople to express its indignation at the murder of Czerny Georges, the Servian Chief, and to demand of the Turkish Government, a publ i i declaration withih 14 day3, disavowing all ap. proval of that act j together with the exemplary punishment of the perpetrators of it. To this it ia added, that unless these demands are complied Vfith', the Russian Minister is instantly to quit Constantinople. Under such circumstances, the Porte, who has never been very eciupulous about Cutting off a few heads, When policy required it, Will probably have little hesitation to sacrifice, in this instance, the instruments ofhis own cruelty, The Crown Piince of Sweden, and his son Oscar, are expected in the capital of Nor way, in t! - beginning of next month, when this hereditary Prince is to be declared Vice- roy of that kingdom. It appears, however, that the young Prince being not yet duly initiated into the mysteries- of Government, is not to be called upon to remain in Norway longer than three months of the year. The remaining nine months he is to spend at Stockholm, under the tuition of his father. Measures of precaution have been adopted at , ltaa-, to the introduction of rhe plague into that place. It appears that this, dreadful malady continues to rage at Algiers, with unabated virulence ; tbe deaths from the 12th to the 19th of August being 150 daily. The Americans, who seem anxious to rival us on our natural element, continue to bestow the greatest attention on the increase of their Navy. The number of ships of the line, which they have built since the commencement of the peace, and the frequent allusions to this circumstance, which are to be found in the American Papers, afford grounds for surmise, that at no distant period, we may expect some insolent demand, or aggression, on the part of the United States, Thus, the Philadelphia Papers, after mentioning the ariival of Commodores Decatur and Rodgets, at the Navy Yard, and the laying the keel of a new 74, adds, " It may not be amiss to notice the movements of our Navy. There may be something brewing. • We aie told in the public prints that the destination of the Franklin, 74, is changed j that the John Adams is ordered to be fitted out, and that the ships of war ordered to be built by Congress are to be forwarded with all possible expedition. The Saranac, Capt. Ellon, has just sailed from this port, anj the Optario, Capt. Riddle, is on the eve of sailing." The Independents in South America are advancing gradually, but, we trust, with certainty, to that entire emancipation from the Spanish Government, for which they have so long and so patiently struggled. Having now the undisputed possession of Guyana and the banks of the Oronooko, they will be enabled to direct more of their disposeable force to the Maritime districts, on the occupation of which their final success must in a great measurs depend. In the mean time it appears that considerable exertions are still making in this country, in aid of the cause. It is even stated in some of the London Papers, that the Patriots have formally offered the command of their marine to L « td Cochrane, who it is said, only hesitates to comply with their proposal, until he obtain such conditions as may give him the entire direction of their Naval affairs. The Royal warrant for a Poll- election of Magistrates at Montrose, to take place on Monday next, Will be Toand in a preceding column. In that borough, the monstrous absurdity of self- elected Representatives is about to give place to a system of procedure in the choice of Magistrates, more honourable to persons in office, and better calculated to guard against usurpation, tbe civil rights of those who are placed under their authority. The other b > roughs in Scotland ought to follow the example thus set before them, and leave nothing undone to obtain the restoration of those privileges which seem Died at Perth, 14th ult. Mrs W I L L I A M P E O D I E , wife of William Peddie, Esq. Montreal, and daughter ol the late Dr M'jnnes, Crieff. The following account of the death of Major i Alexander Campbell, son to Mr John Campbell, Siuveyor of Customs at the Port of Perth, is copied fror. i a Bombay Newspaper :— DEATH.— In Colonel Smith's Camp, on the 10th February, 1817, Major Alexander Campbell of the 9th Regr. Bombay Native Infantry. He was unhappily killed by his horse falling with him, when in a party enjoying the sports of the Held, of which he was passionately fond. To attempt to panegyrise the Virtues and woith of this lamented officer, is perhaps doing an injustice to his memory. They were of too tXalted and dignified a stamp to be estimated by those who were nut acquainted with him, from a recital of tllerii. They are recorded in the hearts of all who knew hint, or enjoyed his friendship ; and in their eyes they cannot be enhanced, but the recollection of them will be hinded down, aiid his name ever revered, as a bright example uf a mail in whonl were united all the'fine feelings and qualifications which could combine to form a soldier, a gentleman, and an honest and ardent friend. In the former ligUt his career has been marked by the approbation of his superiors, and the admiration of his inferiors. He had the peculiar facility of combining the strictest discharge of the duties ot that station, with the urbanity and sincerity tnat distinguished him in the two latter. * His remains were attended to the grave by every officer of'the force under Colonel Smith, whose duty permitted him to pay this melancholy and last attention to depai ted excellence, and the unfeigned and general affliction which was testified at that moment, evinced, far beyond the power of words, the grief that pervaded every bosom, and must prove a gratifying, though very paiafal consolation, to these friends wlio were absent from tbe mournful ceremony. Th<- Right Honourable the Governor in Council, with sincere concern, announces to the army the loss the public service has sustained by the death of that meritorious officer, Major A. txander Campbell, of the 9th Regt. of Native Inlantry. The Second Annual Meeting of the P E R T H J U V E N I LE M I S S I O N A R Y SOCIETY was held in Paul's Street Chapel; on Wednesday, the 1st instant, when an excellent sermon was delivered by Mr Orine, from Matt. vi. 53, and the following sums were voted away, viz. To the London Missionary Society =£'. 0 0 0 To tiie . Moravian . Missionai y Society 10 0 O To the Baptist Missionary Society . . 10 0 O To the Irish Evangelical Society, . . . 10 0 0 .- CIO 0 0 These sums have been collected tiy young persons chiefly by halfpenny a- week subscriptions. This Society has transmitted about =£ iOO, since- its formation, to v.. rious Missionary Societies— An example worthy to be imitated try those of riper years O F I I C E - B E A R E R S r o R THE E N S U I N G YEAR :— Jehu Bower, President. Peter Campbell, Vice- President. Robert Beverid^ e, Treasurer. Alexander Grieg, junr , Secretary. With 12 of a Committee and 40 Collectors. We are happy to learn that a Sabbath- evening School has been established in the parish of Collace, under the superintendance of the Rev. Mr Rogers, the Minister. Duiing the bygone summer it was regularly attended by 100 young people, and taught bv several respectable individuals in the parish. The benelits resulting from the Institution are sensibly felt, and must be highly gratifying to Mr Nairne of Do . inane, the proprietor of the parish, who, with exemplary attention to the best interests of the settlers on his property, gives it his assiduous attention and liberal suppott. It would be well for the religious and moral interests of the country, were heritors and ministers ol every parish to take such a concern in the rising generation. On Friday l » « t, the 3d curt, the Literary and Antiquarian Society of Perth held their Anniversary Meeting, which was well attended, notwithstanding the inadvertent interference of another meeting, at the same hour. Alex. Mutray, Esq. of Aytoun, one of the Vice- Presidents ot the Society, was in the Chair, in place of the President, the Earl of Kinnoull, who was necessarily absent. The following Offioe- Bearers for the ensuing year were unanimously elected, viz. ; The Right Hon. the Earl of KINNOOLL, President. The Rev. James Scott, Petth, " J Josiah Wailcer, Esq. Professor of Hu- | inanity in rhe Colleee of Giaseow, I . . . « Rev. John Dowe, Methven, ' j Vice- Presidents. Alexander Murray, Esq. of Aytoun, | James Hay, Esq of Siggieden, J Dr J. M'Omie General Secretary. Rev. D. M'Farlane, Gaelic do. ReV. James Esdaile, Latin do. Mr G. Whitehead, French do, Mr Glas Sandeman, Treasurer. Adam Anderson, A. M. Rector of the Academy, Superintendent of Natural History. There were also several Constituent, Corresponding, and Honorary Members elected. T h e f o l l o w i n g D o n a t i o n s were presented 1. A Manuscript Pjrcbment, entitled Letters of Slains of remit, for the slaughter of John Stewart, & c. dated an. . 16* 20, a very curious document presented, by Charles Stewart, Esq. of Dalguise. . 2. A Latin Poem, written by James Ross, atone time Master of the Games at Perth, descriptive of the Battle of Luncarty, and the origin of the Family of Hay ; printed at Edinburgh, an. 1700 : and 3s A Stone, from the Island of Cuba, which had been turned up there by the plough, and is supposed to have been the head of a Hatchet of the Aborigeres; both of which donations were presented by Mr David Morison, Bookseller, Perth. The two following papers were read :— 1. The. Continuation of an Essay, containing outlines of the progress of Liberty in Scotland, from the death of James I- ' to the reign of Queen Mary, was read by the Rev. Dr Irvine of- Little Dunkeld. 2. An Essay pn the Origin of our Knowledge, was read by the Rev. James Esdaile, one of the Ministers of Perth. Mr Anderson, of the Academy, then laid before the meeting, verbaiiy, a general view of the hygrometric researches, in which he has been lately much engaged. He stated that he had drawn up a variety of new Tables; and investigated.;, formulas for different hygrometers, by means of which . the absolute quantity of moisture in a given volume of the air may be determined with the utmost precision. • Among other points connected with the varying humidity of the atmosphere, he has established, by the most ample induction, that the quantity of moisture which it contains, always depends on the minimum temperature during the night, for the season of the year. We understand he is now engaged in drawing up a series of Tables, by help of which the absolute quantity of moisture in the air may be ascertained, at once, by inj spection.. The instruments to be used for obtaining the necessary data, are two ordinary thermometers, one of which is allowed to remain naked, while the bulb of the other is covered with moistened cambric, or tissue paper. The thank* of the Meeting being moved for to the above Gentlemen for their communications, were accordingly presented to them by the preses. After the Meeting for business, a considerable dumber of the members of the Society partook of an elegant dinner, in the Salutation I nn, Alexander Murray, E- q. ot Aytoun being in the chair, and Major Sharpe of Kincarrathie acting as Croupier. The Right Hon. the Earl of Leven and Melville In giving the healths of the office- bearers} the Pre- I ses paid some well merited complin ... ts to Dr , M'Omie, the Secretary, for his valuable teivices and : unwearied attention to the interests of the Society. | Tiie evening was spent in the interchange of ra- i tional sentiment, and the discussion of such literary I and scientific topics as the occasion suggested. On Saturday the 4th inst.. a General Meeting of the Gatldiy Incorporation, Called by the Dean of- Guild, was held in their Hall,— when David Mo>- rison, Esq. took his seat aS Dean of Guild, being re- elected to that olfie'e by the Town Council, notwithstanding of the Incorporation's dissaprovai ot the Lcet and Protest taken againt the same ( as mentioned in our last) ; and'Laurence Robertson, Esq. PrOvostj Pat. G. Stewart, John YV ight, and John M'Naughton, Esqrs. Bailies ; also elected to th; se offices by the town Cuncil, took thtir seats as Councillors. Upon which Mr John Greig took a protest, in the following terms : I, for myself, and such other Members ef this Incorporation as may adhere to me, protest agaiust you, David Morison, Esq.; filling the oihee of Dean of Guild, because you are not a trafficker and residentcr within the burgh, as required by special enactments, and because you have been chosen by the Magistrates in direct opposition to the chartered rights of the Incorporation, and to the principles assumed and acted upon by you and the Magistrates themselves ; for, according to use and wont, the only ground upon which the Magistrates claim right to elect the Dean of Guild, and which, it binding on the Incorporation, must be equally binding on them ; you ought to have been chosen from a Leet approved of by the locorporatioll, whereas 110 sucn Leet was affjrded.— the one proposed by you having been disapproved of and rejected, thereby evincing the sense of the Incorporation that yon, as one of the said Leet, was not a lit person to huld the office of Dean of Guild ; nor Mr David Beatson, also on the Leet, and not a residenter within the b'. rgh, whereby the Leet was rendered illegal. Moreover, 1, fur myself, and others aforesaid, also protest against the " Magistrates sitting ex ojfiao as members of the Guild Court, because such is au usurpation of the rights of tbe i.' Corporation, and at any rate because the Magistrates themselves have not been legally elected into office ; for the Town Council, by whom they pretend to have been chosen, contains, amongst the number of its members, sundry persons not residing wi'hin the burgh, who are legally incipable of tilling any othce therein, viz you the said David Morison, Robert Ross, David Beatsrtn, Thomas Beatson, William Sandeman, Patrick Richard, on, Robert Marshall, and James Norwell, a number affecting the majority of the Council. By which illegal and irregular election of Magistrates and members of the Town Council— by the said illegal . Leet for Dean of Guild proposed by you to this Incorporation, and by the also illegal and irregular manner in which ymi pretend to have been elected Dean of Guild, this ancient burgh is, 111 the eyes of law, disfranchised, and neither pretended Magistrate,, Dean of Guild, nor members of Town Council, can act iu these respective offices; atid this Incorporation, aud « uch other of the Trades Incorporations as may join them, are now warranted in applying to the proper authority fur a new set of the burgh. This protest 1 take in tbe personal presence of you the said David Morison, Esq. Laurence Robertson, Esq. Provost, and Messrs P. G. Stewart, J. Wright, and J. M'Naughton, Bailies, and intimate that you shall all be held personally responsible for any acts done by you in contravention hereof." And theteupon the said John Grefg asked and took instruments in the clerk's hands, which protest the Meeting, by a great majority ( the minority consisting of the members of the Town Council, the Town Clerk, the Town Chamberlain, and one or two others), approved of and adhered to, and ordered to be entert- d in their minutes. The Meeting then appointed the standing committee respecting their rights and privileges to take the opinion of Council as to the legality or illegality of the late election of Dean of Guild, Magistrates, and Town. Council ; and after some other routine business, broke up. In stating the proceedings which took place on the 1st instant, it was omitted to be mentioned, that the Guildry, impressed, from what has recently taken place in certain other boroughs, with the propriety of watching over the management of the common good of the borough, appointed their committee of management to investigate the City Chamberlain's accounts for the bygone year ; and to report, a measure of which even the Town Council must approve, as it must strengthen the confidence which the community has in their probity and faithful administration of these funds. DUNDEE.— Monday last, was one of the most busy days we have had in this place tor several years past. According to ancient usage, alias use and wont, tbe first Monday after the Michaelmas election is commonly set- apart for a full Court day, and a grand conclave of both old and new members belonging to the Town- Council. The Guildry who had previously met in their own hall, repaired in a body to the Council Room, to demand a sight of tilt- Town's books, and a statement of their funds. Deacon Mudie in a series of questions addressed to Provost Iliddoch respec'ing the sale of places of emolument,-- the transferring of public property, for the accommodation ot private individuals, See.' threw such light on the traffic of jobbing as to convince the most unthinking person of ihe necessity of some radical change in the present system of the Government of the Borough. During the whole discussion, which occupied the Court from 11 to 5 o'clock, the Provost sat mute; while an immense crowd had collected at the outside to know the lesult. The attention of the latter, however, was suddenly called to a new quartet, to witness another contest, more fieice and bloody than the one they had left. Upwards of 30 whales had made their appearance in the Firth of Tay ; oats were instantly sent after them, which succeeded in hemming them in to the shallow water near the new pier, when a dreadful combat ensued, which ended in the total discomfiture of the whales, the whole ot them having been killed, and secured. We have not yet. heard the value of the capture, but it must be considerable, as some of the whales measured nearly SO feet in length. honoured the company with his presence, and seem- . . , , , - , - . 1 ed mufch gratified with the proceedings of the day. to have been wrested from them in despotic times, ! T h e u i u a , p u b | j c t M f M ^ the by the gradual encroachment of a Selfish a n d ambiti- 1 health of the Rev. Mr Scott, the Father of the Sottas Magistracy. j ciety, was drunk with the usual marks of respect. P E R T H G A E L I C S O C I E T Y. The Third Anniversary of this Society was celebrated in the Salutation Inn here, on Monday the 29th ult. in a manner that could not fail to gratify the feelings of every true Highlander. Early in the morning the front of the Salutation announced the event— tastefully exhibiting a well arranged decoration of heather, thistles, and oak. At half an hour past three o'clock p. M. two Pipers, fully equipped, set off'from the Salutation Inn, playing the " Clan's Gathering," through the principal streets ( being the signal for the Members to meet to dinner) until they arrived at the President's house in the Watergate, where they played a fine salute ; and then a ter proceeded to the Salutation Inn, befoie which " an immense crowd of spectators had by this time collected ; but who, it is but justice to say, conducted themselves in the most inoffensive and orderly manner. The Members then began to assemble ( some of whom had come from the Highlands, Edinburgh, Stirling and Fifeshire), and had ali to pass through the crowd, who almost rent the air with their cheering, as the Members respectively passed. A little after four o'clock they sat down to an excellent dinner, prepared by Mr Stewart, in the most complete Highland fashion, embracing every thing characteristic of a Highland entertainment. Alexander Stewart, E q. ofBonskcid, who has been President of the S- ciety since its commencement, in the Chan ; Malcolm Stewart, Esq. of Athollbank, the first Vice- President, acted as Croupier ; and the oibef Office- bearers of the Society took their proper places at the table. Duiing dinner, three Pipeis played a variety of ancient and national Piobraahs in the adjoining room ; and, upon the cloth being removed, the President gave among others, the following popular and appropriate toasts :— ' N Righ— The king. ' M Pnonnsa' tha riaghladh— The prince Regent. S. iorbhas le Aramailt ' n Righ, air muir ' s air . Tir— Success to his Majesty's arms, by sea and land. Claim nan G. iedheal ann an guaillibh a chc- ile Gu brath nach treig an Compauas*— Highlanders shoulder to shoulder, aiid who will neVir forsake good fellowship. Siorbhas le Corounn Gaedhealach Pheairt— Success to the Gaelic Society of. Perth. The Croupier then gave Tighearn Bhun- nan- scaod, Uichdaran Cofnunn Gaedhe. dach Pheairt— Boiwkeid,. President of the Gaelic Society uf Perth ;— with three times three. Upon which the President rose, and after retnrning tha nks for the honour- which had been done to him, he addressed the Society in a short but oeat and energetic speech, and concluded by expressing his pleasure and satisfaction at the. continued success ot the Society, as well as at seeing such a numerous and respectable m e t i i n g as this, and declared that no possiole exertion would be awanting, on his part, to promote the respectability and interest ot the Institution.—( great applause.) The Croupier next gave— the health of the Riv. Simon Fraser, joint President of the branch of this Society at. Edinburgh ;— a gentleman who had manifested a great attachment to everything praise- worthy in his countrymen, and proved a good supporter of this Society, upon which Mr Fraser, who was present, returned thanks, in his usual eloquent and modest manner. The President then proposed the health o f— Diuc Athull, Uachdaran fn ' n Righ, air son Siorramachd Pheairt — His Grace tbe Duke ef Atholl, Lord Lieutenant uf Perthshire. ' N Ridaire Uramach Iain MacGhrigair, Tighearna Laurie— Sir John M'Gregor of l. anrick, Bart.; the distinguished and zealous friend and Patron of Celtic Literature. Diuc Alabinn, agus Comunn Gaedhealach Lunninn— Duke of Albanny, and the Highland Society of London. M. iighstir Iain iVIacGhrijrair, agus mear a cho'munn so lha ann ' 11 Dun- edinn— Mr John M- Gregor, and the branch of the Perth Gaelic Society ill Edinburgh. On which the Rev. Mr Fraser returned thanks, in name of his colleague, and the rest of the members in Edinbuigh, and assuted the meeting that nothing but engagements of the most uigent nature would have prevented them from being all present on this joyous occasion. Mac ' Ic Alastair, agus Comunn nam Fior Gliaedheal— Glengarry, and the Society of True Highlanders;— with three times three. Corneal Daibhidh Stiubbart, Tainiiesteir Ghart Colonel David Stewatt of Garth. Gach Comunn Gaedhealach e. ile, an s ' n Righachd— Every other Highland Society in the Kingdom. Tir nan Gleann, nam Beann ' s nan Gaisgi. rh ( by Mr Douglas)— The Land or Country of the Vallies, the Mountains and the Heroes. In the intervals betwixt the toasts, many of the Members sung seveial admirable songs, particularly of the popular compositions of M'Donald, M'- lntyre, and M'Gregor, which were all highly applauded. Not a member was present but what was propetly equipped in the Highland Gaib, and in general in the Tartan of their own respective clan ; indeed, though the Society's paiticular mode ot dressing was strictly attended to, it seemed to be the object of every member to excel his neighbour m elegance and propriety of costu> ne. And, al thpugh the rule of speaking Gaelic or. ly, during " dinner, or from 4 to 8 o'clock, wis no less rigidly observed, nothing could exceed the sociality, harmony, and mirth, which all that time prevailed, which v as in no small measure to be attributed to the wcli- knovvn cheerfulness and affability of ihe venerable President. At. 8 o'clock the great Hall was opened for the Ball, which was soon filled with the beauty and fashionable of Perth, all elegantly dressed in tartan. Nothing could possibly surpass the enchanting beauty and delight of the scene which was here displayed. The Ball wasopened by the Ptesident, as usual, with a Highland Reel, to a new, and much. admired air, composed by Petiie for the oc casion, called " The Gaelic Society of Perth." The whole in short could only be compared to a fa mily that had been separate from one another for a year, and then met, only to endeavour who could make one another happiest. Dancing wa3 kept up with that life and spirit characteristic of Highlanders, till three o'clock next morning, when ihe company parted highly gratified with their entertain ment—" happy to meet— sorry to part— and happy to meet again." • T h e Society's . motto. F A RM IN P E R T H S H I R E, TO LET. To be Let for such a number of years as may be agread 011, and entered to at Martinmas, 1817, I"' HE Farm of DRUMCAIRN, in tbe parish of Abernethy and county of Perth ; containing 265 Acres, of which 103 are Arable. The Lands are partly enclosed with stone dykes, and are at present all in Grass with the exception of ahout 20 Acres. There is on the premises an excellent small Steading lately erected. Offers will be received by James Laidlaw, W. S. Edinburgh; and James Wood, B dbmighty. Adjourned Sale. E S T A T E IN P E R T H S H I R E. There will be Said by Public Roup, in the George Inn, Perili, 011 Friday the 17th day of October current, at one o'clock afternoon, THE Lands of WESTER CLOW, consisting of 232 acres, divided into eight Parks with substantial stone dykes. The Property is eligibly situated, has an excellent southern expo? ure, lies about three miles to the south of Dunning, and is well adapted either for a grass or victual farm. For particulars apply to David Burns, writer in Perth, who has the Title Deeds, and will give every information necessary. N B. As the Lands must, without reserve, be Sold off on or before the day of sale, intending purchasers are requested to take notice. Perth, 2d Oct. 1817. POSTSCRIPT. L O N D O N , M O N D A Y , O C T . 6. German papers have 4nived this morning. An article trom the Lower Elbe states, as a rumour, that Hamburgh is willing to pay en annual sum of 300,000 marks banco, to England, for the protection of its trade in the Mediterranean. It is also mentioned that Russia is endeavouring to obtain, from the diffeient Powers of Europe, a formal Convention, prohibiting the subjects ot any State from assisting the South American insurgents, with arms, ammunition, & c. To this proposition, it is alleged, England objects, being determined to maintain a '• i^' id .. eutrality between Spain and her provinces. lie Anglo manio seems to be the present fashion in Russia. Every thing is adopted from En i. utdjlv. t, n be; and happily our manufactures go t h e e as well as oar customs. The whole Russian army is dressed in English Cloth. The Paris Papers of Thursday have arrived'slnce our last. The conspirators of the ". Black Pin" are still upon their trial. The evidence foT the prosecution was terminated, and the defence for the prisoners was expected to be commenced on that day. VIENNA, Sept. 19. The two children of the deceased Archduchess Hermoine are both in a good state of health. It was a Greek Judge, named Voitza, who caused Czerney Gepiges to be beheaded, at - the vi'lage of Has sanyr, near Semendna. Voitza enjoyed the particular confidence of Czt- rney, who, on his arrival in Set via, le. sided at his house. Voit2a sent the head of Czerney to the Pacha ot Belgrade, as a testimony of his fidelity. M A R K E T S , Sfc. ARRIVED AT TERTH. Oct. 2.— Perth, Duthie ; Fay, Turnbull; Balgowan, Pitketlily ; Rose, Tosh; Elizabeth, Tosh ; Annfield Ritchie; Dundee, goods: Active, M'Arthur, Inverkeithing, coals: Bell, M'lntyre, Leith, timber: Bellwood, Yule ; William and Ann, Reid ; Leith, goods; Oconomy, Johnston, Newcastle timber: Minerva, Lawrence; Active, Craigit ; Elspet, Wilson; James, Cose; Frienship, Christie; Euphan, Lowden Filth, coals. S A I L E D . Oct. 2.— Jane, Byres, Newcastle, tallow : Balgowan, Pitkethjj ; Expedition, Gowans; ' l'ay, Turnbull; Dundee, goods: Active, M'Arthur, Grangemouth, barley: Bell, M'lntyre, Alloa, do.: Nelly, Young, Newcastle, timber. ARRIVED AT DUNDEE. Sept. 29.— London Packet, Henderson, London, goods. — Oct. 2. Gipsey, Kincaid, Leith, goods: Newcastle & Berwick Packet, Spalding, Glasgow, do.: Annfield, Ritchie, Aberdeen, do.— 3. Perseverance, Bissett, Firth coals: Spinks. Spink, Newcastle do.— 6. Perth, Tod, London, goods: Margaret, Betts, Glasgow, do.: Olive, Ogilvie, Newcastle, coals. S A I L E D . ; Sept. 29.— Friendship, Hay, Alloa, oil,— October 2. Defiance, Mills, London, goods: Peggy, Williamson, Montrose, grain :. Minerva, Sharp, Newcastle, ballast. ii. Neptune, Young ; Gleualmond, Smith ; Newcastle ballast: Kirklaud, Br own, Methell, du.— 5. Lord & iuuaird, Gray, Londun, goods: Guthries, Kennedy, Aberdeen, do. : Success, Greig, Alloa, grain — 6 Bet> ey & Mary, Fender, Leith, goods: Helen, Macheu; Dundee Packet, Bennett; Newcastle, ballast. PRICE OF STOCKS, Oct. 6. 3 per ct. Red shut I 5perCts 107- MJ 3 pr ct. cons 8Iff- 82 | India Bonds 100 101 Do. for Ac c 81 824 82 t Exch. Bills .. 26 32 27 pr. 4 per Cents. ... shut I l. ongAnn.. .. shut CORN EXCHANGE, Oct. 6. The supply of new Wheat this morning being small, what appeared of fine quality met ready sale at an advance of 2s. per quarter, and all other descriptions of new were taken off at la st Monday's prices; but there was scarce any demand for old English or Foreign Wheat. Fine Barley supports the prices of this day week; but the inferior qualities are heavy sale, and 4s. per quarter lower. Oid Oats are 2s. dearer. White Peas are £ s. higher. In other articles 110 alteration. CUItRENT PIUCES O F GRAIN. Wheat 65s 86s to 94s Ditto ( old) — s... — s Do. Fo v.. 70s 82s 95s Rye C2s to 3Ss Barley — s 34s to 44s Malt 60s to BOs White Pease 40s to 44s Do. Boilers 48s to 54> Grey Pease SSs to 44. Small Beans 40s tn 46s Tick Beans S6s to 42 » New Ditto — s to , Potatoe oats..— s S4s to 40s Ditto old s to t Poland ditto....... 20s to 36* Oitto old — s to — s Feed ditto — s 18s to 30* Ditto old — s to » f i n e Flour 75s to BO » Rapeseed 441, to 48U SMITHFIELD, Oct. c. Beef ,. 3s 4d to Is 4d j Veal ... 4s Od to Es 4d Mutton 3s 4d to 4s 6d j Poik 4* Od : o 5s 4ii Lamb 4s Od to 5s Od EDINBURGH MEAL- MARKET, Oct. 7. This day thete were 497 bolls of Oatmeal in Edinburgh market; which sold, First 29s. Od Second 27s. Oi. per boll— Retail price per peck of best Oatmeal Is. 10< k — Second Is. Sd.— There were also 36 bolls ol Pease aud Barley Meal, which sold at 18s. Od Retail price per peck, Is. 3d. DALKEITH, Oct. 2. The supply of all kinds of grain were larger than for some time back. New wheat sold readily for seed. Best 48s. ( as also best old.) Barley nearly as last market. Best 30s. current 2Ss. Oats 2Ss. to 30s. l'ease and Beans nearly as formerly. Best 29s. current prices 25s. inferior 21s. Wheat. Barley. Oats. Pease and Beans. First... • 48s Od 30s Od 30s Od 29s Od Second 40s Od 28s Od 27s Od 28s Od Third. . SOs Od 24s Od 23s Od 21s Od HADDINGTON, Oet. 3. A good supply of both old and new Wheat in marker, which sold briskly at the beginning, but dull towards the end of the market ; best old 46s. current prices Ironi 2Ss. to 45s.; best new ditto 50s current prices from 28s. t o 4Ss. No Old Barley in market. Best New ditto 3 l s . current prices 22s. to 30s. Old oats Is. and new ditto 6d. lower than last day ; best old SOs. current prices ironi 25s. to 29 « . New ditto 27s. 6d. current pricesfrom 21s. to 27s. Pease and beans 22s. to 28s. OLD. Wheat. Bnrley. Oats, I Pease. Beans. First.... 46s Od — s Od SOs Od | 28s Od 28, Od Si cond.. 38s Od — s Od 27s Od I 24s Od 24s Od Third... 28s Od 3 Od '- 4s Od 1 22s Od 22s Qd NEW. Wheat. Barley. Oats. Pease. Beans. First 50s Od | 31s Od 27s Od — s Od — s Od Second.. 40s Od 26s Od 24 s Od — 8 Od — s Od 1 Third... 34s do L 21s Od 20s Od — i Od — s Od There were 963 bolls 0 wheat i ii market whereef 835 sold as follows : — 10.... s£ 2 10 0 80 2 0 9 0 0 I 10 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 30 1 19 6 . 1 7 0 6 2 7 6 63 1 18 0 31 .1 6 O 3 2 7 0 17 1 16 0 . 1 5 0 0 46 1 J5 0 10 . 1 4 0 55 2 5 0 41 I 14 0 109 unsold. 17 2 4 0 9 1 13 0 19 grey. 13 2 3 6 15 1 12 0 39 2 3 0 2 1 10 0 Average. . . . L . I : 1 8 : 1 1 3- 12ths per boll. PERTH CORN MARKET, Oct. 3. Wheat 26s to 40s Od Da. ( list yr.) SOs to 38s Od Barley... 25s Od to 28s Od Potatoe oats... 22s to 24s Od Common do... 20s to 22> 04 Pease & Beans, nominal. The Quartern Loaf, weighing 4lb. 5\ The Wheaten at Is. 2d.— The Household at l i d. Oatmeal Is. 6d. per peck. PERTH :— Printed and Sold by Ji. MORHSON 4- Co. Courier Office, Foot of the High Street, every Thursday Evening.— Advertisements and Orders are taken ia by NEWTON, & Co. No. 5, Warwick Square, Newgate Street; and J. WHITE, 33, Fleet Street, London; and J. T . SMITH & Co., Hunter's Square. Edinburgh.
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