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instant, at which Napoleon and his new ever rank, shall be confirmed in their bride were present; but which is worthy employments. Commissions shall be of attention only froin the melancholy delivered to them, signed with our hand, accidents which took place on the occa The Royal Guard shall be united to our sion. The room in which the ball was Imperial Guard. given was, after the Parisian fashion, or Fitle II..Of the Administration for nainented with pictures of gauze, mus 1810.-5. The Duke of Placentia, Arch lin, and other light stuffs. In an early Treasurer of the Empire, shall repair to part of the evening, the drapery of a win- Amsterdam in the capacity of our Lieutedow curtain caught fire; the fame ex nant-general. He shall preside in 'the tended itself with the rapidity of light. Council of Ministers, and attend to tbe ning, and all in an instant became most dispatch of business. His functions dreadful confusion. Napoleon and his shall cease the 1st of January 1811, the Empress, who were in different parts of period when the French administration the room, precipitately fled; the Queen shall commence.-6. All the Public of Naples, who followed in their suite, Functionaries, of whatever rank, are narrowly escaped the fury of the flames, confirmed in their employments. Many ladies, and some gentleinen Title III.-Of the Finances.-7. The (anong whom was Prince Kurakin, the present contributions shall continue to Russian Ambassador), were in the gene be levied until the 1st of January 1811, ral consternation and confusion severely at which period the country shall be wounded; and, lamentable to state, the eased of that burden, and the imposts Princess Pauline Schwarzenberg, who put on the same footing as for the rest remained to 'the last, in order to save the Empire.-B. The budget of rea her children (one of whom perished), ceipts and disbursements shall be subfell a prey to the pitiless fury of the mitted to our approbation before the 1st flames. She was the mother of eight of August next. Only one-third of the children, and was four months advanced present amount of interest upon the in pregnancy, She is admitted to have public debt shall be carried to the acpossessed all the excellent qualities of count of expenditure for 1810. The inhuman nature; and it is justly observed, terest of the debt for 1808 and 1809, that the affectionate act which deprived not yet paid, shall be reduced to onegociety of such an ornament, proves how third, and charged on the budget of much she is entitled to the deep regret so 1810.-9. The Custom-houses on the universally expressed for her loss. The frontier, other than those of Franice, Princess de la Layen and the Baroness shall be organized under the superinTousard were supposed to have also pe tendance of our Director-general of the rished (the former is since actually Custom-houses. "The Dutch customdead), and many others are not expected houses shall be incorporated therewith. to recover, as only 15 or 16 of the The line of custom-houses now on the wounded persons are considered to be French frontier shall be kept up-until out of danger. The gardens, extensive the 1st of January 1811, 'wben it shall and well lighted, presented for a consi be removed, and the communication of derable time the distressing spectacle of Holland with the Empire becoine free. “husbands calling for their wives, of wives 10. The colonial produce, actually in calling upon their husbands and child Holland, shall remain in the hands of dren, and who, the moment they found the owners, upon paying a duty of 50 each other, embraced with transport, as per cent. ad valorem. A declaration 'of if a long absence had separated them.” the amount shall be made before the Ist
HOLLAND ANNEXED TO FRANCE. of September, at farthest. The said Extract from the Registers of the Office merchandize, upon payment of the duof the Secretary of State.
ties, inay' be imported into France, and Palace of Rambouillet, July 9, 1810. circulated through the whole extent of
We, Napoleon, Emperor of the French, the Empire. King of Italy, Protector of the Confede Title IV.-11. There shall be at Amration of the Rhine, Mediator of the sterdam-a Special Administration, preSwiss Confederation, &c. have decreed, sided over by one of our Counsellors of and hereby decree, as follows.
State, which shall bave the superintendTitle I. Art. 1. Holland is united to ance of, and the necessary funds to proFrance.--. The City of Amsterdam shall vide for, the repairs of the dikes, polbe the third * City of the Empire.--3. ders, and other public works. líolland shall have six Senators, six De Title V.-12. In the course of the prem puties to the Council of State, 25 Depu- sent month there shall be noininated by ties to the Legislative Budy, and two the Legislative Body of Holland a CómJudges in the Court of Cassation. --4.' mission of 15 Meinbers, to proceed to The Officers by sca and land, of what- Paris, in order to constitute a Council
whose business shall be to regulate de
GERMANY finitively all that relates to the public An article from Vienna "states, that a and local debts, and to conciliate the treaty of defensive alliance bas been conprinciples of the union with the locali- cluded between France and Austria; by ties and interests of the country.-13. which the latter binds herself, 'untler Our Ministers are charged with the exe certain conditions, to assist France with sution of the present Decree. (Signed) an army of 150,000 men. The nature of
By the Emperor, NAPOLEON. the conditions is not mentioned; but it (Signed) The Minister Secretary of State, is highly probable, that the partition of
H. B. Duke of BASSANO. Turkey is the chief object of the treaty,
understood, if not expressed.
Senate to furnish the necessary supplies; The inhabitants of the Caraccas on but they, in reply, declared their finarices the Spanish Main have proclaimed them- to be so low, as to be unable to puréhase. selves independent, in consequence of even the wood for building huts and bearing from Old Spain of the departure temporary erections for the officers. of the Junta, and of the approach of the Mollitor remonstrated, and threatened; French to Sevilke. In their proclattia- but the Senate persisted in their deelation, they express their determined hac ration; and in consequence, the French tred to the French, their attachment to General was obliged to relinquish bis Great Britain, and their willingness to design. sre-unite with the Mother Country should
SWEDEN. she regain hier independence.
The following article details the partiITALY.
- culars of a disturbance' which took place The tyranny and extortion of the at Stockholm on the burial of the late French excite continual insurrections Crown Prince, and in which Count Ferthroughout the Papal States. During sen lost his life. The Stockholm Gazette the month of May, there were many alludes to this tumult; and a reward is executions from twenty to thirty were offered for the apprehension of those sometimes shot in a morning; but concerned, without affording any clue as
the resentment of the people continued to the cause. The private letters represtronger than their fears, and these exe sent it to have arisen from the suspicions
cutions only rendered them more vindic- entertained that the Crown Prince kad tive and enterprising. Vast numbers of met with an untimely death. The Court, Frenchmen had fallen ; and, in fact, they' to purge itself, and to quiet the public could only appear, in the country more mind, has offered a reward of 20,000 especially, in strong parties.
rix-dollars to any person who shall bring The strong symptoms of dissatisfac- forward any evidence in proof that his tion which have been manifested through- Highness's death was occasioned by criout the Papal States, and which the dig- minal means. nified Clergy are suspected of promoting, A private letter from Stockholm, dated have rendered it necessary for the Gover- the 22d ult. gives the following particunor to collect in the vicinity of Rome an lars:-" The funeral proeession of the armed force of 26,000 men. Many of Crown Prince arrived here yesterday, the French troops were, until lately, It was led by Count Axell Fersen, in quartered upon the inhabitants; but, in carriage drawn by six horses. An in consequence of the numerous assassina- nense assemblage of people had collecttions which this dispersion occasioned, ed. No symptoms of riot or outrage it was abandoned, and the cathedrals were observable until the corpse had and other public buildings have been reached New-street (Nygatan); when fonverted into barracks for their use. the populace began to hiss and shout-at
Salcetti, the relative of Buonaparte, the Count, who did not seem to suppose and his unprincipled agent at Naples, that the indignity was directed to him, &c. some time since died suddenly at but, on a stone being thrown into the Rome,'as is supposed; froin poisoni. carriage, the Count pút his head out of
the window, and, if I may judge from stances have transpired, which tend to his gestures, which were too significant. confirm the suspicion of the Crown to be mistaken, set the mob at defiance. Prince having been poisoned;' in conseThis exasperated them to such a degree, quence of whico, a physician has been that they discharged a volley of stones at arrested. The greatest possible military the coach, one of which struck the Count precautions apnear necessary to preserve in the face. The Count immediately or the tranquillits of the Swedish eapital. » dered the postillions to stop, jumped out
NEW SOUTH WALES. of the coach, and with great difficulty CANNIBALS.Some Sydney Gazettes reached the nearest honse. At that no have reached town, one of which conment Baron Silversparre, the Adjutant- tains an account of a Cannibal expedition General, arrived; and, on demanding the from the Fijee islands, of which Mr. Thocause of the riot, the general exclama mas Smith, second officer of the Favourtion was, Count Fersen has murdered ite, Capt. Campbell
, who was unexpectthe Crown Prince: Silvessparre then told edly made prisoner by the natives on the them, that the King had ordered him to 7th of October last, soon after the arrival declare that the Count should be arrested of the vessel at those islands, was comand tried. The mob then huzzaed, and pelled to be a witness. A large fleet of began to disperse. The carriage had in
canoes sailed from Highlea on the lith the mean time advanced a little, and of October to make war upon the island stopped in the square. In half an hour of Taffere, or Taffeia; they arrived there after, the Count came out of the house; on the 12th, and had a desperate conflict and, in approaching the carriage, the for some time with the natives of Tafmob-suddenly rushed upon him, tore the fere, who were also in their canoes, but star from his coat, pelted him with the latter, overpowered by greatly supestones, and murdered him! So ferocious rior numbers, were forced to give way, were the assassins, that they tore the and fled on shore. The canoes were clothes off the body of the Count, and - taken possession of, with only one capexposed his naked corpse in the street. tive, an unfortunate boy, who being preThe Life Guards came up; the people sented to Bullandam, the relentless were told to disperse, but in vain; they Fijee Chief, was ordered to be slaughterpelted the officers, &c., used most threat- ed, as it was his determination that not a ening and abusive language, respecting single life should be spared. This ruththe Queen and Countess Piper, and be less sentence was immediately executed came more and more outrageous. The with a club, three blows from which the. soldiers fired, and a great many were youthful sufferer endured, and then exshot. The Council of State 'assembled. pired. The body was afterwards given Countess Piper, sister of Count Fersen, into the charge of an attendant, to be , was arrested, as well as Mr. Rossi, prin- roasted for the Chief and his principal cipal physician of the deceased Crown associates. The horrors that immediPrince, and sent to the fortress of ately succeeded the defeat the most senWrexholm. When the insurgents were sible inagination can but faintly repreinformed of these proceedings, and that sent. A massacre was determined on; Count Fabeau Fersen had resigned his and as the men bad escaped the fury of office as Lord Chamberlain, the public their conquerors by flight, the women tranquillity was somewhat restored. In and children became the chief object of the night, the mob attacked Count search-on which mission a canoe was Ugglas's house, and broke all the win- . dispatched, and unhappily the fatal disdows, but did no farther damage. To- . covery was very soon made. On a signal day, cannon is planted in the squares; froin the shore, numbers landed, and a and orders have been issued for several hut was set fire to, probably as a signal regiments to march with all possible ex- for the work of destruction to compedition to the capital.”
Within a cluster of inangroves Stockholın is considered to be still in the devoted wretches had taken sanctua state of agitation, and to have a ten ary; many might undoubtedly have sedency to tumult.
The Diet was ap cured themselves by accompanying the pointed to assemble on the 234 inst.;. tight of their vanquished husbands and -and, as a measure of precaution, they are relatives, could they have consented to to meet at Orebis. The brother of Count
a separation from their helpless children, Fersen had requested an enquiry, in or who were no less devoted than themder to negative the reports in circulation selves. A dreadful yell was the foreruninjurious to the character of the latter, ner of the assault; the ferocious monand which had been granted. No fewer ster's rushed upon them with their clubs, than five attempts have been made to and, witbout regard to sex or infancy, set Stockholin on fire; and some circum- promiscuously butchered all. Some sho
still bad life and motion were treated' ased by a number of canoes full of men. dead bodies, which were mostly dragged They were permitted to examine the to the beach by one of their limbs, and ship, as a matter of curiosity. Tappothrough the water into the canoes; their hee, the Chief, was treated with great! groans were disregarded, and their un respect; and, having continued on board heeded protracted sufferings were still some time, he got into his boat, for the more hurtful to the feelings of humanity purpose, as it was supposed, of meeting than even the general inassacre itself the Captain of the ship, who, he said, had been. Among the slaughtered were had gone to see the timber. Instead, some few men, whose age perhaps had however, of leaving the ship, he gave a prevented their Right; but, in fact, so yell, which was the signal for the massao? sudden and so dreadfut was the conster cre of the whole ship's company. There nation that succeeded the defeat of were about 30 in all, 20 of them they tore the unhappy natives of Taffere, as no limb from limb, and regaled themselves doubt to paralyze the minds of the upon the flesh of the unfortunate vicwretched creatures, when prompt consi tims. About tent of the men, to save deration could alone be serviceable to their lives, climbed the masts, and two their deplorable condition. . The con women passengers, and a lad, ran down querors appeared to anticipate with in- betow; the Chief hailed the men, and ordinate delight the festival with which told them, that they had got all they this sad event had gratified their horri- wanted, having plundered the ship, and ble expectation. Forty-two bodies were that, if they would come down, their lives extended on one platform in Buliandam's should be spared. The deluded men eanoc; and one of these, a young female, obeyed, and fell, like their comrades, a appearing most to attract his attention, sacrifice to the inordinate and brutal he desired that his second in courmand appetites of the Cannibals. : The two fewould have it laid by for themselves. male passengers and the boy were taken
The dead bodies were got into the on shore, and the ship was burnt. The canoes, and the whole fleet left Taffere Captain and men on shore were never on their return to the main island; heard of. The rival Chief, Pari, situated where many others joined in the horrible at a different part of the island, hearing festivity, which was conducted with ride of the affair, expressed his sorrow on the peals of acclamation. Mr. Smith was occasion to the Captain of the City of on this occasion also taken on shore by Edinburgh, who was at the island for the great Chief, and here had again to timber; and prepared to accompany him experience a detestable spectacle. The with an armed force to release the wobodies had been dismembered of their men and the boy; in which they fully limbs, which were suspended on the succeeded, and the latter arrived safe on boughs of trees in readiness for cookery; board the City of Edinburgh at the and afterwards, part of a huinan leg was Cape. offered to Mr. Sinith, who had never broke his fast for five days. The offer he
Scotch NEWS. rejected with abhorrence; and, upon his July 2. A tremendous storm of thuncaptors appearing astonished at the le der and lightning was experienced at fusal, he gave them to understand, that, Dundee. 'The lightning fell on Mr, if he eat of human fiesh, he should in- Keii's house at Monorgan, and did con stantly die. They were satisfied with siderable damage. One of the chimney this excuse, and continued their abumin- tops was thrown down, and a great numable severity the whole night.Mr. Smith ber of slates torn from the roof. Most was at length released, after fasting nine of the windows were broken and shatdays; as were also some 'of the crew tered to pieces. The lightning ran of the vessel, who had likewise been along the bell-wires, and entered three taken prisoners.
bed-rooms, which it entirely dismantled. A melancholy fate has attended the The back was driven from a chest of crew of the ship Boyd, which sailed from drawers, and part of the cloth that coBotany Bay to New Zealand, in conse vered them was burned. The three quence of an agreement made by the maids who were in the house at the time *Captain with one of the Chiefs of New made a narrow escape: the neck of one Zealand (who happened to be at Botany of them - was scorched. They were so Bay) to purchase timber to take to much stunned with the noise, that it England. On the arrival of the vessel, was some time before they could bear the Captain was invited on shore, and distinctly. attended the Chief with part of the ship's July 6. Two young gentlemen, of company in the boat. Nothing particu- the name of Muirhead, one in the 23d, lar transpired on this occasion; but the the other in the 10th year of his age, Chief returned on board the ship, attend- sons to a West India Merchant in Glas
gow, were unfortunately drowned on made its way through the North-easttheir return from Cambleton to Greenock. window of the gallery, which it burst to
Dumfries, July 14. Sir G. Onesimus pieces, and drove out the frame. In a Paul, whose labours have coutributed field near Broomhall, a very valuable so much to the regulation of Gloucester horse belonging to Mr. S. Newbould was gaol, is now on a tour through Seotland, killed during the storm; and a house at partly with the benevolent design of ex Rotherham was much damaged by the amining and suggesting iinprovements lightning.-A wagyon and borses were in the different gaols. He lately visited precipitated over a bridge at Lee, in Dumfries; and, in consequence of the Buckinghamshire; two of the horses. trouble be was pleased to take in sug were killed, but the driver, who was gesting hints for the plan of the new riding on the waggon, escaped unhurt. gaol and court-house there, he was in At the village of Llansamlet, about two vited to a public'entertainment and pre- miles from the opposite shore of Swansented by the inagistrates with the free- sea, about 40 persons were induced to doan of that town.
seek shelter in a mill, which being
struck by the lightning,killed three men COUNTRY NEWS.
(W. Hopkins, D. Thomas, and D. JenJune 14. An extraordinary circun- kins), and wounded about 20 others; stance occurred lately on a farm in the and we learn another man has since neighbourhood of Llanelly. A young died. The miller, who was at work, giri, accompanied by her brother, driving escaped; but the inill was burnt to the some cows into the field from milking, ground.---At Wellingborough, in Norwas attacked by a bull, thrown down, thamptonshire, the electric fluid deand trampled upon; the boy, anxious scended through the chimney of a house, for his sister's safety, picked up a sharp and entering a bed room, killed Mr. stone, which he threw at the animal, Hornby, of that place, shoemaker, who and striking him between the eyes, be was in bed with his wife and child, but fell dead instantly, the stone being lite neither of the latter sustained the least rally buried in the skull.
injury. At Painton in Lincolnshire, a July 1, Mr. Rogers, a farmer at Balls cow was so frightened, that she threw Hundred, near Chepstow, was, this herself into a ditch, and was drowned. night, murdered by some ruffians, who At Asto, Warwickshire, a fine colt entered his house, and to whom he re standing under a tree for shelter, was fosed to disclose where his property was struck by the lightning between the concealed.
eyes, which literally dashed its head to July 1. In a large publie building in pieces. The storm raged with considerLeeds, the Coloured Cloth Hall, con able violence in Cardiganshire: a Dissisting of five streets, averaging 100 senting Minister riding near Eglwyswrie yards each, which is now raising, cast, had his horse killed under him, and was iron is substituted for wood in the main so much hurt, that serious apprehen. beamings. There are several recently- sions are entertained of his life.--The erected manufactories in that neigh- lightning also struck the Coach and bourhood, where wood has been dis- Horses public-house at Castletown, a carded entirely, and iron used in its village between Cardiff and Newport; it stead. By this means the buildings are entered the roof at the top of the chimr rendered fire-proof.
ney, and after shattering the wantleJuly 1. The violent thunder-storm, pieces in the upper and lower room, which was felt so severely in the Metro- forced its way through the window of polis, this night (see p. 82), extended both apartments, several squares of glass to Sheffield and its neighbourhood, where in which were broken. Four meu sitting it appears to have done considerable da- in the parlour escaped unhurt.-During mage. The lightning struck the houses the afternoon, the same day, the town of Mr. Curr and Mr. Thomson, in the of Monmouth was visited by a storm of Ponds, demolishing the windows, looking- thunder and lightning, which continued glasses, picture frames, and cupboards for some time, but happily without doing in its course, and with a tremendous
any injury tbere. explosion rocking the buildings to their July 6.
An inquest was taken at "foundations. Thougb it passed through Shennington, in Gloucestershire, before the bed-charbers where the families lay, W. Trigy, gent. coroner, on view of the providentially no person was hurt.-At- body of Wm. Askew, a corporal of the tercliffe Chapel was likewise struck by a 85th regiment of foot, who died of the flash, which entered at the belfry, tore injury be received in a pitched battle the roof, shattered several windows, dis with one Nathaniel French, a recruit Jocated stones, split the board on which belonging to the same corps. The the Commandments are written, and quarrel arose at a wake. The corporal