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October 11, 1817.]
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67 Proven," was next forenoon apprehended in the accused of assault and rape. John Thomson, make good use of your time, and do not waste act of carrying away a bundle of yarn from a carter, Glasgow, was also accused of the same it in reflecting on your former companions."porter's barrow on the street. Having been crime. They were all acquitted.

His Lordship then sentenced him to be executed jocked up in one of the cells of the Police Office, John Sym, accused of breaking into a ware. on Wednesday the 29th October curt.-The the wretched man attempted to strangle himself, house in Hutcheson Street, Glasgow, on Sun. prisoner was then taken away without saying a and had nearly effected bis purpose, when the day the 6th July, and forcing open a desk, and word, and did not seem to be at all agitated. involuntary noise which he made brought the stealing a silver watch, microscope, &c. was James Green, alias Cairnie, accused of assault' keeper into the place.

found Guilty, and sentenced to 14 years trans and robbery on Sunday the 10th of August last, On the 13th ult. as John Rule, tallow.chan portation.

in company with two accomplices, by attacking dler, from Jedburgh, was travelling from Car. Robert Murray, and James B an, accused of Robert M'Aulay, foreman to James Buchanan, fisle to Langholm, he was overtaken on the stealing from the house of Thomas M.Donald, hat-manufacturer, Glasgow, as he was walking road near Longtown by a person who, after porter in Glasgow, three pairs of blankets, &c. along the pavement, and inflicting severe blows walking with him some time, turned suddenly were found Guilty, on their own confession. on his head and face with an iron pin, and of round, drew a large knife, and threatened to Murray was sentenced to be transported for 14 robbing bim of his pocket - handkerchief, was stab him if he did not deliver up his money and years, and Bean for 7 years.

found Guilly, and sentenced to be transported watch.-The young man gave him 5s. 6d. and

September 26.

for fourteen years. his watch, with which the robber made off. He Alexander Forbes, alias David Ferguson, Alexander Hamilton and William Curr, for a was afterwards apprehended and lodged in Dum John Young, alias John Muirhead, and Neil robbery in Hamilton, being put to the bar, the fries jail.

M.Lean, alias Peter Campbell, accused of theft diet was deserted pro loco et tempore. Inverness was visited wiih another smart and housebreaking, having, on the 28th July Duncan Ferguson, accused of robbery, in hashock of an earthquake, about half past three last, broken into the workshop of James Martin, ving, on Friday the 20 August, assaulted and o'clock on the morning of Sunday se'ennight. smith in Paisley, and stealing a large steel taken by force from Margaret Smith, then unThis is the fifth shock since August last year. picklock; and of breaking into the cellar of married, £.175 in bank notes-Diet deserted

On the evening of Saturday the 13th curt. James Muir, grocer, Paisley; and further, on pro loco et tempore. some boys discovered the feet of an infant above the same night, breaking into the cellar of Alex.

Inverness, October 3. the water in a miry pond on the farm of Din- Cowan, shoemaker. Young and M.Lean plead. The Circuit Court of Justiciary was, opened mure, near Castle - Douglas ; they found the ed Not Guilty. Forbes was outlawed for not here on Monday last, by the Right Hon. Lord head inclosed in a piece of coarse black cloth, appearing. The Jury returned a verdict of Not Reston ; and in the course of the day the followfastened round its neck, within which was a Proven ; and the prisoners were dismissed from ing criminal cases came before him : stone of about 13 pounds weight. the bar.

John Petrie, accused of stealing, on the night On the 22d September, as Mr William Scott, Matthew Brown, accused of stealing from the of the 10th April 1815, from a barn in the pos. farmer in Overbalcairn, was riding hoine from drying-house of Robert Patison, thread-manufac- session of James Younie, farmer at Callific hill, Blairgowrie, he fell into a lake, near Arthlair, turer, Paisley, 25 millful of linen thread, on parish of Rafford, two sacks containing a boll of and was drowned.

Saturday night the 23d of August last. Lord barley ; and of stealing, on the following night, The herring fishery this year is exceedingly fa. Pitmilly summed up the evidence in a very from a kiln in the occupation of David Duncan, vourable. On the Isle of Man coast, and also clear manner, and the Jury, in less than a mi. farmer at Boman hill, parish of Forres, six peckson the west of Scotland, some boats have been nute, returned a viva voce verdict of Guilty; and of barley, &c. On being called to plead, the known to take, at two or three draughts, what he was sentenced to be transported beyond seas prisoner stated, that though he was quite innoproduced £.50. for the space of seven years.

cent, he was forced, from circumstances, to Gregor M Gregor and Catherine Jackson were plead guilty. The Court, however, explained CIRCUIT COURT OF JUSTICIARY.

accused of stealing from the court-yard or wash to him, that his answer could not be received,

ing-green of the house of Springfield, near Dal. and on being again asked, he pleaded Guilty.Dumfries, S.pt. 27. marnock, men and women's shirts, &c. Mac- | A verdict was accordingly returned, finding him The Court was opened by Lords Hermand gregor pleaded Not Guilty, and Jackson pleaded Guilty in terms of his own confession, and the and Gillies, when Andrew Mitchell, accused of Not Guilty of the theft, but Guilty of finding advocate-depute restricted the libel to an arbiassaulting, beating, bruising, wounding, and the bundle! She was likewise charged with be trary punishment. After an admonition as to kicking the lieges, was found Guilty. He was ing habit and repute a thief. Mr M.Cormick his future conduct, he was sentenced to transfound guilty on a second indictment, with his addressed the Jury on the part of the Crown, portation beyond seas for 14 years. brother John, for a similar offence, when both and concluded by restricting the libel against The diet was then called against Alexander received sentence of transportation for 14 years. Jackson to an arbitrary punishment; and Mr Ross, alias Macfarquhar, and William Ross, alias The prisoner Andrew had been the terror of Monteith addressed them on behalf of the pri- | Macfarquhar, tenant in Ular of Glencalvie, Ross. the town and neighbourhood for several years.

Lord Succoth charged the Jury in a shire, accused of stealing, on the 30th May last, The case of the other excited considerable com very distinct manner, and they returned a ver. from the hill.grazings of Glenmore, in said pamiseration.

dict finding them Guilty of theft, with the ad- rish, three sheep, the property of Mr John Gedi. On the 18th, Mary M'Ginley was tried for dition, that Catherine Jackson was habit and des, taxman of Ardmore. Williain Ross having stealing two webs of linen. The Jury returned repute a thief. His Lordship, after a short ad. failed to appear, was outlawed. Alex. Ross a verdict of Not Proven, after deliberating an

monition, sentenced them to be transported be having pleaded Guilty, the case was remitted to hour.

yond seas for the space of seven years. M'Gre. a Jury, who found him Guilty in terms of his Peter Kennedy was tried for stealing from a gor is about 18, and Jackson 25 years of age. own confession ; and the advocate-depute re. bouse at Corsock loll-bar, and having pleaded

September 27. stricted the libel to an arbitrary punishment.--Guilty, received sentence of seven years' trans Freebairn Whitehill, accused of assaulting | Mr J. P. Grant of Rothiemurchus, the prisoner's portation.

Thomas Barre, carrier between Slamannan and counsel, then addressed the Court in mitigation Robert Wilson, accused of housebreaking, was Glasgow, on the 21st May last, and of robbing of punishment. The prisoner received sentence outlawed for not appearing.

him of £.3 in bank notes, and 6s. in silver, of transportation for seven years. John and Samuel Smith, accused of house- pleaded Not Guilty. After the evidence was Hugh Anderson and Alex. Monro, charged breaking, having pleaded Guilty, received sen. gone through, Mr M.Cormick and Mr Monteith with stealing growing wood from the wood of tence of seven years transportation. The case addressed the Jury; and Lord Pitmilly summed Spinningdale, parish of Criech, Sutherlandshire, of these young men strongly excited the sym- up the evidence, advising the Jury to find him were called to the bar, and Alexander Monro pathy of the court. They bad been discharged guilty art and part of stealing the silver only as having failed to appear, was outlawed.--Mr from the navy, and were on their journey to libelled; which they did accordingly. Lord J. P. Grant, counsel for Anderson, objected to Peterhead, when they had been prompted by Pitmilly then, in an impressive manner, told the the relevancy of the indictment; that in the want to abstract some articles of food and wear. prisoner that it was now his duty to pronounce copy furnished to the prisoner, the Lord Advo. ing apparel, from a house, during the absence the sentence of the law against him.

« The

cate was inaccurately designated “ Alexander of of the inhabitants.

crime of which you are now found guilty, that of Meadowbank,” the sirname being omitted. AfGlasgow, September 25. robbing an innocent country man on the streets ter some discussion, the case was certified to James More, weaver at Blantyre cotton. of this large and populous city, in broad day. the High Court of Justiciary, to meet at Edinworks, and Robert Brown, cotton-spinner, were | light, cannot be passed over. I beseech you burgh on the 17th of November next.

soners.

to sea.

68

Chronicle.

[October 11, 1817. Adam Mackay was then bronght to the bar, count of its extraordinary size, beauty, and The following is a list of vessels cleared out accused of murder. The indictment stated, magnificence, as well as its name. The Nelson from Greenock, since the 10th of May, with that on the 1st of August last, in the immediate is made to carry 130 guns, and is the largest emigrants :vicinity of the toll - house at laster Helmsdale, ship that ever was built in this country. Every Prompt, Coverdale, for Quebec and Sutherlandshire, he barbarously assaulted a poor possible care is taken to keep her in the best

Montreal,........

118 old woman, by name Catherine Sutherland, alias state of preservation. Her three masts are Harmony, Abrams, ditto..................

136 Dag, and in dicted several severe wounds upon standing, but her top-masts, top.gallant-masts, Peace, Salter, ditto.........

85 her head and other parts of her body with a yards, booms, rigging, &c. are carefully stowed William Fell, Boan, for Pictou and Cape spade, in consequence of which she died in a upon the decks; and all covered with a large

Briton,.......

221 few hours thereafter. The prisoner pleaded awning. With the exception of guns, she has Hope, Normand, for Pictou,.......... 146 Not Guilty, and his counsel, Mr P. Robertsen, on board every thing necessary to fit her out stated the nature of bis intended defence to be, for sea in 48 hours. A vigilant boatswain,

706 first, a total denial ; and, should that fail, that with some other warrant officers, are on board ; The steam boats on the Clyde are repaying the prisoner, in consequence of religious infatua. and although she lies about three miles up the better this season than the last ; and those best tion, was subject to occasional fits of insanity.- harbour, it is as much as one of these persons employed are expected to divide 30 per cent. The examination of the witnesses occupied a can do on a fine day to attend the company, on their capital. considerable time; when ended, the Jury were who come to see the inside of the ship. The Monday week, the Connaught Rangers were addressed by the public prosecutor, who admito various devices, mottos, and emblematical figures reviewed in Burntsfield Links by Major-General ted that the plea of insanity set up for the pri- | upon her head, bows, quarters, and stern, are Hope , and on the Wednesday following the soner, was fully established ; and afterwards by in a good state of preservation.

Scots Greys were reviewed by the same officer Mr Robertson, who, in an able speech, demand. Letters received in America, from New South on l'ortobello sands. The highest approbation ed a verdict of Not Guilty. After the evidence Wales, dated November last, state, that two was expressed of the discipline and appearance had been summed up by Lord Reston, the Jury vessels had been taken possession of by some of both regiments. retired for a few minutes, and unanimously re. desperate convicts, and that they had proceeded On Wednesday the 1st inst, a boat belonging turned a verdict finding the libel Not Proven.

One of the ships mentioned is his Ma. to Cockenzie, while dredging oysters, was upset, The prisoner was therefore acquitted : he ap. jesty's brig Kangaroo, commanded by Lieut. and sunk by a sudden squall or whirlwind ; the peared to be wholly indifferent to the proceed. Jeffery.

crew, consisting of four men, were immediately ings, and continued reading or looking to a Bible A Court-Martial was held on the 13th ult. on picked up by another boat, which was only a he held in his hand during the whole trial. Mr J. Warman, master's mate of his Majesty's few yards distant when the accident happened,

Barbara Mackay, prisoner in the tolbooth of ship Volage, for striking a serjeant and a cor. and did not in any way suffer by the equall, alInverness, under a respite during pleasure, has poral of marines of that ship, contrary to the though it passed close by her bow, raising a had her sentence commuted to two years impri- positive orders of his Captain (Reynolds ;) when column of water apparently about three feet sonment, commencing from her conviction. he was sentenced to be dismissed from his Ma. high, and two or three fathoms in circumference. The number of criminals tried at the different jesty's service.

The boat was afterwards recovered by means of Circuit towns in Scotland has this year been un. A German paper states, that from the open dredging. The squall took place when the wind commonly great. A number have received sen. | ing of the navigation of the Baltic this year, was veering round from N, W. to V. E. tence of imprisonment; several are to be ba to the 20th of June, 733 merchantmen had ar. nished Scotland ; others are outlawed for not rived at Cronstadt, of which 27 were Russian,

COMMERCE AND MANUFACTURES. appearing; and some difficult cases have been 226 English, 137 Prussian, 9 French, 56 Dutch, The Norfolk Chronicle states, that the ma. remitted for trial to the High Court of Justiciary | 32 Danish, 70 Swedish, 23 Norwegian, 4 Por. nufacturers of Norwich are again actively emat Edinburgh. No less than 13 persons (two luguese, 42 Mecklenburgh, 13 Oldenburgh, 30 ployed : indeed so great is the demand for bom. of whom are females) are at present under sen. Lubeck, 23 Hanoverian, 6 Hamburgh, 14 Bre. bazeens, &c. that the old looms which have tence of death in Scotland, viz. three at Glasgow, men, 1 Dantzic, 1 Costock, and 19 American. long lain by as useless, have been within these one in Edinburgh, three in Greenock, four in On the 24th and 25th of May, the Admiralty few weeks all put in requisition, and many new Ayr, and two in Perth.

for the Caspian Sea launched at Kasan, three ones are making.
new ships, namely, the Vulcan bomb, the Ka. The manufactures of Birmingham are ra-
san frigate, and the Ossket transport.

pidly improving. The mills for the rolling of NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE.

A light. house has been lately erected on Mut. metals are now in full and constant work: pack. A life-boat, upon an entirely new principle, 'ton Island, Galway Bay, and, according to a no ing-box boards, which a short time back could has lately been completed by Messrs Dodds tice in the Gazette, its light is to be exhibited scarcely find a purchaser, are eagerly bought and Shotton, boat-builders, of Sunderland, un on the 25th of October. The light is to be a up; and the makers of that article are so comder the direction of John Davidson, Esq. of bright red.

pletely employed, that it is with difficulty boxes Bishopwearmouth. She draws only ten or eleven A court-martial was held lately on the boat. can be procured. inches of water when her crew is on-board, swain of the Cherub at Portsmouth, for con The King of France having ordered and renot more than two feet ten inches when filled niving at a theft of tar, part of the stores com-ceived an account of the remits to France of the with water, and is capable of carrying with safe- mitted to his charge. He was sentenced to be last season for silk, as to the produce obtained ty fifty persons ! In the presence of numerous dismissed the service.

from silk-worms, and having ascertained that spectators, she was immersed in the sea from The Scarborough, of 74 guns, not more than there would not be enough to supply the maoff the pier, and, unassisted, she cleared herself five years old, has recently been taken into nufactories, has issued an Ordonnance, dated of the water in less than forty seconds, by means dock at Woolwich, for the purpose of undergo the 10th ult. to facilitate the purchase of foof apertures through the bottom. No cork is ing repair. On opening the works necessary to reign raw silk, by a considerable reduction of used in her construction.

commence, it is found that the dry rot has made duty, which, however, is only to be temporary. A party of twenty persons, passengers on such havock, as, litarally speaking, almost to Such an immense number of vessels from vaboard the Mary Ann, for New York, proceeded have consumed the whole of the ship. Some rious quarters have lately arrived at Leith, that in a boat to Yarmouth, where they continued other ships in the same dock-yard are also found the harbour was crowded to an excess perhaps some time : on their return to the ship, owing in the saine etate. One cause assigned for this seldom before witnessed. As a proof of the to a strong wind and tide, the boat was forced dreadful evil is, that the oak is felled in the great increase of the trade of that port, no less under the bows of the ship and upset by the spring of the year, when the tree is full of sap, than 480 vessels have arrived this year with cable, whereby seventeen persons, including the for the purpose of preserving the bark, instead cargoes from foreign ports, being 261 more than boat-man, were unfortunately drowned.

of, as formerly, cutting it in the autumn. last year at the same period. There are more ships on the stocks at this The Russian Government has removed the The trade of the Baltic is represented as havtime in our port than have been recollected for light-house which stood on Cape Lativanem to ing resumed its wonted activity. Hemp is in these 20 years.-Yarmouth Herald.

the island of Rodseher. The new light will increasing demand at advanced prices. The There are now almost 300 King's vessels of open and shut successively at intervals of three prices of flax advance rapidly: the supply is all sizes laid up in ordinary in Portsmouth har. quarters of a minute, by which means it will quite inadequate to the demand. bour. Of these the Victory and the Nelson are be sufficiently distinguished from all others in The standard of copper ores has again ad2he chief objects of attraction; the latter on ac the vicinity of Hogland.

vanced. It is now £.118 per ton.

cap. 55.

October 11, 1817.]

Commerce and Manufactures.--
Agriculture, fó.

69 The iron, the woollen, the cotton, the leather, , at Portsmouth, Weymouth, Torbay, Plymouth, | By these means she affords an almost immediate the soap, and the candle manufactures, are all &c. the owner pretending for his health. supply of light after sunset, which is very bene. stated to be rapidly increasing. Cornical Paper.

ficial for gathering in the harvest and other fruits The clothing manufactures in the towns of It appears, from an official account of the of the earth. The sun enters Libra about the Bradford and Trowbridge are in the highest quantity of woollen goods exported from Great 23d of September, and the full moon which is state of activity; such a briskness of trade has Britain in the year ending the 5th of January nearest that day, is distinguished from all others not been experienced for many years.

1817, that the total declared value of the goods by the appellation of The Harvest Moon. The Gazette of the 10th ult. contains a de- of this kind exported during the above-mention. At St Ninian's Fair, on Saturday se’ennight, claration, that Bristol is a fit and proper port tioned period was

there was but a small show of ewes, which met for the deposit of goods imported from the East

To Russia

£.818,923

a very brisk sale, at a considerable advance from Indies, under the provision of the 53d Geo. III.

Sweden

1,520

what had been obtained the former year. There Norway

was but an indifferent show of cattle ; although

8,897 There has been, within these few days, a ge.

Denmark

13,164

there were many buyers, yet the prices were low. neral turn out of the stocking-makers (in the

Holland

460

A poor show of horses, and no demand. cotton-branch) at Nottingham, Loughborough,

Prussia

5,673

Reading fair, Monday se'ennight, was very &c. for an increase of wages. The numerous Germany

Cheese was better in 423,672

numerously attended. body of wool-combers at Liecester have also

Holland

228,237

quality than last year, and of the thick sort struck for the same purpose.

Flanders

98,967

there was a large supply of the thin rather a Fully more than one million yards of cotton

France

4,361

deficiency. The sales were dull, and on an cloth has been shipped on board the Mars, in

Portugal

568,454

average 7s. under last year's prices. the Clyde, for St Thomas, lately cleared out.

Grub torm. Some of the finest fields have Spain

146,540 It is probable, that the ultimate destination of a

Gibraltar

103,544

either been totally destroyed, or much injured large proportion of these goods must be Spanish

Italy

102,829

by the grub. Old pastures of rich clover lea South America, as it greatly exceeds the quan

Malta

67,335

were generally the places of its greatest havock. tity requisite for the ordinary consumption of

Turkey and the Levant 11,072

The glebe of Dunsyre was also subjected to this the island of St Thomas.

Ireland and the Isle of Man, 562,200

powerful ravager. It has been observed that The eminent mercantile house of Messrs.

the Islands of Guernsey, Jer.

the worm became a fly, and in its flying form Franzius and Co. at Leipsic, has suspended its

23,295 sey, and Alderney,..

very much resembled a trout fly, with long bopayments ; its engagements are said to amount

Asia

1,030,221

dy and dark grey wings. It then became an to upwards of three millions of Dutch guilders.

Africa

37,853

object of interesting observation, where and in Extensive speculations in the corn trade, as well

the United States of Amer. 3,029,667

what manner the fiy would deposit its eggs. as in other concerns, and the ships with the pro

Flowers and plants were naturally the objects

the British North American duce on board not arriving in due time, in con.

Colonies

of attention, as these furnish the food and form

447,628 sequence of contrary winds, were the causes of

the West Indies

251,602

the asylum of many insects. The ragwort, or this unfortunate failure. A negociation is on

ragweed, as it is generally called, appears now

the Foreign Continental Co. foot with the creditors to pay the whole of their

lonies

417,106

to be one of its depols. At this season the demands by instalments, in the course of three

Honduras ...............

861

Hower of this plant, which is of a light yellow, years.

begins to get black, because the seed becomes The Active of 16 guns, recently arrived at

Making a grand total of 8,404,481

ripe : it will be found that many of these dePortsmouth from the Jamaica station, left Port

cayed fowers contain a worm : the flower at the Royal on the 31st of July. Mr Smith, assistant. A few days ago, a foreigner of decent appear- | top is sealed up, and upon being opened, there surgeon, who went out in a bad state of health, ance was taken into custody in Portman-street, is to be found a worm every way similar to the is the only person belonging to her who has Portman-square, by an officer of the customs, insect (if not altogether) the grub. When the died since she left England. The Active left who found on his person upwards of 400 pieces substance of the flower has been exhausted, the the ships on the station particularly healthy.- of French and Brussels lace, which he imme. worm makes its escape, which may be easily She has brought home about 300,000 dollars diately took to the custom house. The value of perceived, by a small hole in the top of the for British merchants. The trade between Port the seizure is estimated at more than £.800. flower. One single plant of ragwort has been Royal and the Spanish Main is in a most flour.

found to contain no less than nine of these inishing state. Almost every article of European

sects. manufacture now used by the South Anjericans

AGRICULTURE, &c.

Report from East Lothian for September. The is British ; and, in proportion to the success of Mr Ellis, of Barming, the largest hop-grower weather, during the whole of the month, was the Patriots, in breaking asonder the prescrip. in England, has this season 2,700 persons en favourable for the farmer, with the exception of tive rights of favoured individuals, will be the gaged in picking hops in his extensive planta. some damp days about the 22d, which were increasing interest of the British merchants.- tions.

succeeded by high winds, so high as to shake They are going on well; their cause is represent At the late Workington Agricultural Meet- ripe corns in exposed situations. The harvest ed as founded upon a principle which is uncon- ing, Mr Curwen stated, among other interest | became pretty general in the low parts of this querable.

ing information, the following important fact, county towards the middle of the month, and A lady landing a few days since at Dover as the actual result of his own experience:-At much of the barley and early sown wheat have from the opposite coast, was observed by the the Schoose farm this year, the President ex. been cut, and a good deal stacked. Much of custom-house officers to have increased in bulk hibited an experiment of twenty stitches of tur. the earlier kinds of oats have been cut too, but rather in a rapid manner, since her deparrure nips, raised by three different manures ; the much of that crop still continues too green for for the continent. They therefore exercised first by dung from the midden, the second by cutting. The new grain that has been brought more than usual liberties with the person of the vegetable and animal patent manure, the third to market is generally of good quality, and has lady ; and eased her of more than £.120 worth by clay ashes. Those from ashes were decided brought hitherto rather high prices. The priof lace and other contraband goods.

ly the best, the long dung the second, and the ces of all sorts of grain declined much at the A person residing at Guernsey, who has made patent manure considerably the worst.

beginning of the month, but have continued several trips across the Channel of late in a ves French walnuts, of this year's growth, have nearly stationary the last two weeks. A consel from that island, always carried his bedstead been sold in Covent Garden Market, at one gui-siderable quantity of wheat has been sown du. ashore on his arrival. Suspicion being eucited nea a bushel in the green husks.

ring the month under favourable circumstances. that this piece of furniture was not a mere The Harvest Moon.Among many other in Report for England. - The lingering harvest, sleeping partner, on its way from the ship to stances of the wisdom and goodness of the Crea occasioned in a great measure by the unequal Stonehouse, last week, it was seized, and upon tor discernible in the motions of the heavenly ripening of the wheat and soft corn crops, is exainination, found to contain lace, stockings, bodies, is the remarkable phenomenon of the nearly closed in the home and midland coun. shawis, &c. to the amount of £.300, the posts moon, during the week of harvest, rising sooner ties, except for beans, a great breadth of which and legs being hollowed out for their reception. after sunsetting, and with less difference be remains abroad. In the northern districts most On the following day the ship also was seized. tween the times of two successive risings, than of these crops are still uncut for want of ripenThe bedstead, it is said, has often been landed | she does in any other full-moon week in the year. | ing weather. The new wheats, too, hastily got

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Caledonian Horticultural Society.--Births, Marriages.

[October 11, 1817. up, and threshed out, have from their cold , culinary vegetables, and who is justly esteemed Your council regret much, that the state of damp state found an unprofitable market. Many one of the best practical gardeners in Scotland. our funds does not permit us to bestow even an stacks thus run up in bad condition, having And the third is Mr John Hay, who has for ses adequate pecuniary indemnification on those heated, have been taken down. The barleys veral years past been much distinguished as gentlemen who have undertaken this important that did not plant regularly shew an unequal having furnished plans for the best new gardens, mission. All we have hitherto been allowed sample. Dats are a large crop, and in most which have lately been formed in the neigh- to offer them is one hundred guineas, to aid in parts fine in quality. Clover seed is not likely bourhood of Edinburgh, particularly that of defraying their necessary expences. This sum to prove a full crop. Potatoes every where rise Preston-ball, formed by the late Sir John Cal. we were authorized by a former meeting to of. well. Hops will not average a tenth part of a lender ; that at Calder-house, where much was fer, for the expence of two of our members ; crop. The cidercounties of Devon and Here done, by our lamented fellow.member, the late but, as three gentlemen have, at our request, fordshire, &c. are without fruit, except in a few Lord Torphichen; and that at Dalmeny Park, engaged in this survey, we hope the society will warm garden grounds. The grass lands are the seat of the Earl of Roseberry, where a gar. not object to the sum of fifty guineas to each of generally short of seed, but the turnip and Cole- den is at present forming in a style that will do the three, to aid in defraying the charges of the seeds are every where abundant; and Jean stuck honour to Scotland. Mr Hay is also favourably journey; and, we trust, that a subscription of a of most kinds are in consequence got up in price. known to you, by the plan which he lately pre single guinea each, from such of our members as Sheep and Lambs, at the late Lewes and other sented to our society for an experimental garden may wish to encourage this undertaking, will be Southdown fairs, have advanced full 1% per at Edinburgh, and for which our gold medal fully suficient to cover that expence, without in cent. The wool market bas experienced a sud was deservedly awarded to bim.

any degree encroaching on the ordinary funds of den rise since of 6d. per pound in fine clothing From three such intelligent and discerning the society, already pledged for other useful pur. fleeces.

surveyors, your council cannot help entertaining poses. Moryshire Farmer Club.On Friday the 26th very sanguine expectations. It is indeed true, We cannot conelude this report without menSeptember, the Marquis of Huntly entertained that, of late, horticulture, as well as agriculture, tioning to the society, the very liberal conduct the members of this club with an excellent din. has made a more rápid progress in Scotland of his Grace the Duke of Buccleuch on this ocner, at Elgin, for the purpose of making them than perhaps in any other nation in Europe.- casion, both by the manner in which he has acquainted with the celebrated agriculturist, Mr But, for the commencement of our knowledge granted leave of absence to Mr M.Donald, and Coke of Norfolk. Lord Huntly, in proposing in gardening, we were much indebted to our by the introductions which he has furnished lo his health, in a very elegant address, moved also, continental neighbours, and particularly the the continent, for promoting the success of our that he might be elected an honorary member, Dutch. Not many centuries have elapsed, since, survey. which was instantly carried with acclamation from them, we derived not only our best seeds, Respecting the progress made by our surveyBesides Mr Coke, Mr Patterson, Sir James roots, and fruits, but'even some of our most ors, we can only at present inform the society, Gordon of Letterfoury, Sir James Dunbar of common esculent vegetables. History informs thai they were safely landed at Ostend soon afBoath, Sir John Leslie of Findrassie, Cairnfield, us, that in the days of Malcom Canmore, who ter leaving Edinburgh : and we trust, that at Auchluncart, Inverurie, and upwards of 130 of reigned in Scotland about the end of the eleventh our next quarterly meeting they will be present the most respectable farmers of the county, centaty, even the common garden lettuce, which in this room, to give you a report of the success were present on this happy and instructive oc then appeared only as a rare dainty on the royal with which their survey has been attended. casion.

table, was entirely imported from Holland, and
was not at that time coltivated in Scotland.
Since that period, indeed, such has been the

BIRTHS.
CALEDONIAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
progress of horticulture in Scotland, that we can

Sept. 14. Ac Kingsbarns manse, Mrs Wright, On Tuesday the 9th of September, a quar. now produce from gardens in the environs of daughter. terly meeting of the Caledonian Horticultural Edinburgh, a dessert of fruits, which for variety 17. At Crookses, Mrs Thomson, a daughter. Society was held in the hall of the Royal Col- of kind, and delicacy of favour, cannot be ex 18. At Aberdeen, Mrs Henry Lomsden, a son. lege of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Right celled, and, perhaps, hardly equalled on the face

20. In Upper Berkeley Street, Portman Square, Hon. the Earl of Wemyss in the Chair. The of the globe. This, your annual festival of London, the lady of the honourable Alexander following report from the Council was read to Pomona has repeatedly demonstrated ; and we Murray, brother to the Earl of Dunmore, a son. the Society :

confidently trust, that, notwithstanding the pre 21. At Norwich, the Lady of Captain KenReport to the Caledonian Horticultural ciety, sent backward season, the competition of this nedy Clark, royal dragoons, a son.

respecting the intended Survey of the present day will afford additional proof of the skill of our 26. At Abbey Hill, near Edinburgh, Lady state of Horticulture in Holland, Flanders, and operative gardeners,

Menzies of Menzies, a son. the North of France. September 9, 1817. Great, however, as our progress has been, 26. At the manse of Pencaitland, Mrs Mak

Your Council have the satisfaction of being mueh yet remains to be discovered, for in arts ellar, a son. able to inform you, that the horticultural survey and sciences human invention has no bounds ; 28. At Marionville, Mrs Dudgeon, a son. of the Netherlands, which was recommended to and by the intelligent and discerning philosopher, 29. At Crailing house, the lady of James the society two years ago, by Sir John Sinclair, useful discoveries have often been derived from

Paton, Esq. a still-born daughter. is now carrying into execution.

observing the procedure even of the most igno. 30. At the Croft, near Perth, Mrs Anderson, The subscription which was set on foot some rant labourer.

a daughter. months ago, for raising one hundred guineas, Your council need not, therefore, state to you Oct. 2. Mrs Ogilvy, 6. Abercromby Place, a with the view of defraying the unavoidable ex the expectations which they entertain from the daughter. pence of this survey, had made such progress, present hortieultural survey of the Netherlands.

3. At Hermand, the lady of Thomas Maitthat your council had no hesitation in making The abilities of the men, whom they have in, land, Esq. younger of Dundrennan, advocate, an offer of that sum to three gentlemen, who duced to undertake this survey, are not unequal were, in their opinion, in every respect well to the task ; and the kingdom of Scotland does qualified for the office, to assist in defraying not perhaps, at present, contain three men bet.

MARRIAGES. their necessary expences.

ter qualified for such an undertaking. We conThe three gentlemen, who, at our request, fidently trust, that no horticultural knowledge Sept. 4. Mr W. Ainslie, brewer, Hawick, ta have undertaken this important duty, are, first worth importing, from improved varieties of the Miss Jessy Pringle of Easter Stead, RoxburghMr Patrick Neill, secretary to the society, whom most common culinary vegetables, to plans of shire. we consider as one of the most distinguished orchards, gardens, and conservatories, on the 14. At Brora, Mr Alexander Anderson, enscientific gardeners among the class of amateurs most extended scale, will escape their disccern- gineer there, to Miss Maria Waters, of Caithness. in Britain, and whose excellent writings on ment. We are not, therefore, without hopes, 15. Alexander Downie, Esq. merchant, Glashorticultural subjects do him very great honour. that this survey will do honour to our society, gow, to Mary, only daughter of Alexander The second is Mr James M.Donald, who has and be materially beneficial in Scotland. Nay, Buchanan, Esq. formerly of New York. been for many years gardener to his Grace the we even flatter ourselves with the expectation, At Liverpool, the Rev. Peter Brotherston, Duke of Buccleuch, at Dalkeith Park, and who that by the publication of future volumes of the minister of Dysart, to Miss Elizabeth Hurry. has enriched your memoirs by many useful memoirs of our society, the benefits resulting youngest daughter of the late John Hurry, practical observations, particularly on the im. from it may in some degree be extended to every Esq. of Liverpool. proved culture of currants, onions, and other corner of the civilized world

16. At Edinburgh, Mr John Van Stavern, of

a son.

MADAME DE STAEL HOLSTEIN.

noux.

October 11, 1817.)
Deaths Madame de Stael.

71 Rotterdam, to Isabella, second daughter of the James, Esq. M. D. aged 45, youngest son of the cles of her mother. Her talents were cultivalate Mr Robert Spalding.

late Rev. Dr James of Arthureta man whose ted, her taste was modelled, the bent of her 18. At Cockermouth, John Leathley Armitage, loss will be equally and deeply regretted both by mind was given, her opinions were confirmed ; Esq. eldest son of Edward Armitage, of Farnley rich and poor. In the attendance upon a poor in short, her intellect was formed in this school ; Hail, in the county of York, to Elizabeth, patient he contracted the malignant distemper and the philosophy then prevalent in France, youngest daughter of Henry Thompson, Esq. of which terminated his valuable life in a few days. too often concealing dark principles under brilCheltenham.

At Hawick, Margaret aged 17, second liant wit, and lapsing from the light of reason 22. At Edinburgh, by the Rev. Dr Macknight, daughter of Mr Robert Armstrong, printer, into the perplexities of abstract metaphysics, beJames Roscoe, Esq. of Liverpool, to Miss Jane | Hawick.

came the dominating principle in her nature, M'Gibbon Douglas.

- At Hawick, in the prime of life, Mr Wil. and imparted the tone to all her writings and 23. At Edinburgh, Mr John Linnell, artist, liam Brown, jun. of the Tower Inn.

life. As variety and ambitioré were the ruling of London, to Miss Mary Palmer, of London. 21. At Inveresk-house, Miss Margaret Mary passions of her father, so was sentimental re

23. At Putney, Claud Neilson, Esq. only son Baird, daughter of Sir James Gardiner Baird of finement and metaphysical confusion the besetof Claud Neilson, Esq. of Ardarden, Dumbar- | Saughtonhall, Bart.

ting sin of her more amiable parent, and a distonshire, to Renee, only daughter of the late 22. At Whitehill, near Musselburgh, Mr organizing experimental philosophy the object Charles Clifton, Esq. of Demerara. Joseph Brown, aged 89 years.

of inquiry with nearly all those who associated 26. At Leith, by the Rev. Dr Robertson,

with her “ young idea,” and “tender thought." Captain Robert Campbell, to Miss Margaret,

To these sources may be traced almost every third daughter of the late Mr George Skinner,

feature which marks the faculties or distincooper, Leith.

Anne Louise Germaine Necker was the guishes the writings of Madame de Stael. The 27. At Kincraig, by the Rev. John M‘Donald, daughter of James Necker, a Swiss, whose finan- events of the Revolution only drew them forth; minister of Alva, Lieutenant John Smith, 78th cialcareer and conduct contributed probably more they were implanted ere it commencedo regiment, to Maria, daughter of the late George than any other cause to accomplish the over. Mademoiselle Necker was little more than Fullerton, Esq. collector of the customs, Leith. throw of the French monarchy, and of Susan fourteen years of age, when, in pursuit of his

Curchod, of whom we know little till she be ambitious projects, her father published the me

came the wife of Necker, except that she was morable " Account rendered to the King of his DEATHS.

the daughter of a Protestant clergyman in Swit- Administration,” which created so strong a senSept. 1. At Kirkton manse, near Hawick, zerland, admired by the renowned Gibbon dur-sation throughout France, and led to the resigJohn Elliott, minister of that parish.

ing his residence in that country, and at one nation of the author's official situation in 1781. At Hawick, Mr John Renwick, merchant. time a governess in the family of De Verme: He then retired to Copet, a barony in Switzer9. At Barniemains, Mrs Helen Cuthbertson,

Wilhelmina was born at Paris in the land, which he had purchased, and six years wife of Mr Alexander Brodie.

year 1766, and, displaying what such parents elapsed before he re-appeared permanently on 9. At Dowspuda, in Poland, Mr Joseph might well consider to be precocity of talent, was the public stage at Paris. In 1788, we find Read, senior, late of Caldercruix Bleachfield. educated entirely under their immediate inspec- him in that capital, attacking Calonne; and the

12. Thomas Napier, Esq. of Randolph Hill. tion. The incipient fame of her father seems years 1788 and 1789 constitute the era which In passing along one of the locks of the Canal, to have grown with her growth, and she must so intimately connected his history with the desnear Falkirk, he unfortunately fell over and was have been about 12 years of age, when, in con tinies of France and the annals of Europe. drowned.

sequence of his eulogy on Colbert (for which he It was during one of the occasional visits of After a short but most severe illness, was crowned by the Academy) and other public the Necker family to Paris, prior to 1787, that Nathaniel Portlock, Esq. post captain in his cations, he was raised to the office of Director Eric Magnus Baron de Stael, by birth a Swede, Majesty's navy, and for the last nine months one of the Finances. Necker, though of humble was introduced to their acquaintance by Count of the captains in the Royal Naval Hospital at birth, being the son of a tutor in the college of De Creutz, the Swedish Ainbassador. He was Greenwich.

Geneva, had previously realized a large fortune young and handsome, and succeeded in pleasing, - At his father's house, in Henrietta Street, as a partner in the Parisian banking house of we know not that we can say gaining, the affecCovent Garden, Mr John Erck, in his 23d year, | Telfusson and Co. in which he originally set out tions of, Mademoiselle Necker, who consented from loss of blood, occasioned by the landing of as a clerk. His success as a private individual to become his wife. Count de Creutz was shorthis gums.

was taken as an augury of success as a public ly after recalled to Stockholm to be placed at 14. At Leith, Mrs Susan Hewetson, wife of minister, which was miserably disappointed by the head of the Foreign Department, and Ba. John Paul, Esq. merchant.

the result. It is unnecessary to follow the for. ron de Stael was appointed his successor. Thus 15. Mrs Mowat, wife of Charles Mowat, tunes of the father through the fluctuations of dignified, and with the further recommendation King's Arms Inn, Berwick.

his ministerial life ; now dismissed, and now re. of being a Protestant, his marriage was not de. At New Spynie, the Rev. George Mae- called; now the staunch advocate for royalty, layed, and the rich heiress, to the chagrin of hardy, minister of that parish.

and now the friend of the people; now * the many French suitors, became baroness de Staet 16. At Barns, Mrs Burnett of Barns.

adored Minister,” and now the abhorred pe-Holstein. We believe, however, that this union 17. At Brock.house. In the 78th year of his culator ; now borne in triumph from Basle to did not prove to be one of the most felicitous. age, Mr William Lees, many years tenant of Paris on the shoulders of an enthusiastic nation, The lady was wealthy, young, and though not that farma man of integrity and worth. His and now Aging from Paris to Geneva amid the handsome, agreeable and attractive ; she was death will be long remembered by a numerous curses of an enraged populace. These things rather under the middle size, yet graceful in circle of friends and acquaintance. To the poor were common in France ! Neither does it enter her deportment and manners ; her eyes were his hospitable mansion was ever open ; by them into our design to dwell upon the literary at- brilliant and expressive; and the whole charace his loss will be severely felt.

tainments of the mother-her charities and phi- ter of her countenance betokened acuteness of At George's Place, Leith Walk, Mr lanthropy. Suffice it to record, that while Necker intellect and talent beyond the common order. George Gibson, senior, merchant in Leith. published political pamphlets, views of finance, But she inherited to the utmost particle from

18. At Musselburgh, aged 37, Mr John and statements of administration, his spouse was her father the restless passion for distinction ; Kemp, merchant there, deeply regretted. no less devoted to works of benevolence, as is and derived from the society in which she had

19. At Dunfermline, in the 85th year of his honourably testified by her “ Essay on precipi. lived not a little of that pedantry and philosoage, Adam Low, Esq. of Fordel, and some time tate burials.” “ Observations on the founding phical jargon which was their foible and bane. provost of that borough ; a gentleman well of Hospitals," and " Thoughts on Divorce." Aiming more at literary fame than at domestic known for his benevolent exertions in the cause Our chief, and indeed our only reason for happiness, she was negligent in dress, and laof humanity. Through life his character was touching on the progenitors of Mademoiselle boured in conversation ; morc greedy of apdistinguished by fervent piety and undeviating Necker, is to account for her early predilection plause from a coterie than solicitous about a rectitude. He died expressing his hope of a for literary pursuits. She was educated for an husband's regard ; more anxious to play “ Sir blessed immortality. His death is much lament- author. Her first perceptions were directed to Oracle," in public than to ful6l the sweet duties ed, and will be long felt as a public loss. science and literature. Her very infant ideas of a woman in private ; the wife was cold and

19, At Culross, Miss Johnston, daughter of were associated with the intelligence of Mar. the blue stocking ardent ; she spoke in apothe late James Johnston of Sands.

montel, Diderot, Buffon, St Lambert, Thomas, thegms to admiring fashion, but delighted no 20. At his house, Castle Street, Carlisle, Hugh' and all the learned of Paris, who formed the cir. ' husband with the charms of affectionate con

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