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liquidated since the peace of 1814; and this, , although the direct taxes and the excise were repealed at an early period after the cessation of hostilities. A new system is recommended towards the Indian tribes. The plan is, to substitute for their nominal sovereignty of unproductive deserts, which “flatters their pride, but retards their imrovement,” a real property, on {j of individuals, in the soil itself; and a thorough incorporation into the republic. The clouded aspect and impending troubles of Europe are glanced at by the president, who congratulates his countrymen that they are wholly unconnected with the causes which threaten to produce those evils; but he distinctly reminds them of the dangers which may result “to their maritime rights as a neutral nation,” in the event of Europe being involved in another war; and tells them that a season of peace is the fittest for preparing the necessary measures of protection. The president concludes by giving a general outline or delineation of the republican territory, and the accessions which have been made to it within five and twenty years.

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mous length; they had been kept at work making whiting; and, when discovered, presented a spectacle of the most abject wretchedness. The unfeeling parents endeavoured to palliate their cruelty to the poor children on the grounds of extreme poverty. The little sufferers were promptly removed to the workhouse, where every attention was paid to their desperate condition. —Kentish paper. Same day an extensive copse of furze in Windsor Great Park, adjoining Virginia Water, was set on fire by some incendiary. The flames spread with astonishing rapidity, and the whole copse was #; consumed in a very short time. Considerable damage was done, also, to the neighbouring plantations. On the following morning as Mr. Turner, one of the keepers of the Great Park, was walking over the scene of the conflagration, he discovered a pheasant's nest, with the poor bird, though scorched almost to a cinder, still in a sitting posture on the eggs. The nest, with the bird and eggs, was taken carefully up, and brought to the palace of Carlton House with the intelligence of the conflagration. 10.-The anniversary of the Literary Fund was celebrated by a dinner at the Freemason's Tavern. The earl of Chichester was in the chair; and a numerous party of noblemen, gentlemen, and literary characters, honoured it by their presence. The privileges conveyed to the institution by the charter granted by his late majesty, which enables its members to acquire real property, are approximating rapidly to the extent permitted; which, is 2000l. per annum. In annual amual subscriptions and donations, the distinguished patronage before enjoyed by the society is maintained in its full extent, and with them its means of affording relief to the distressed individuals who may claim its protection. ll.—The destitute and orphan children at the catholic charity school at Somers-town were robbed of a considerable sum of money in Bank of England notes, by two villains, who went to the house of the Rev. Mr. Nerinckx, next to the chapel in Clarendonsquare, and begged his immediate attendance upon a dying person; this story was contrived to get Mr. Nerinckx out of the room, where the money was deposited; and the robbery was effected whilst he had gone up stairs to prepare himself to accompany them to the abode where he supposed his presence was required. 13.−Agentleman in the Stampoffice, in Somerset House, put a period to his existence by cutting his throat with a knife, in the Lottery office of that establishment. No cause can be assigned for the melancholy occurrence. The unfortunate gentleman was highly and deservedly esteemed by all connected with the department. The deceased did not reside in Somerset House, but had been missing since Saturday night, when the family became alarmed, and search made accordingly, but without effect, till this morning, when he was found as above described. Same day an elopement took place in the neighbourhood of Exeter, which is likely to prove a subject of discussion for the gentlemen of the long robe. The

parties are—a lieutenant in the navy, and a lady residing within a few miles of Exeter; though young in years, both are married, and both have children. A love attachment, we understand, was early formed between them; but parental authority prevented the wished-for union; the hand of each was shortly after differently bestowed, but with which, it seems the heart did not bear company. The husband of the lady set off on Monday, in a postchaise and four, accompanied by a police officer, in pursuit of the fugitives, but no intelligence has yet been received of their having been overtaken. 16.-“A melancholy catastrophe happened at Dover, which excited considerable feeling in the beholders. Five vessels arrived in the roads from Calais; and as a boat with passengers from one of them was coming towards the shore, she was run foul of by another vessel, and sunk immediately. The passengers and boat's crew (fifteen in number) clung to the tackling of the latter vessel, and were all, with the exception of one, picked up by boats which came to their assistance, after remaining in the water some minutes, and being much bruised. The person drowned was a fine young man named Louis Jacobs; he had a large quantity of gold about him, which is supposed to have sunk him before he could grasp a rope.” Same day, a melancholy accident occurred at a colliery at Silkstone, near Barnsley, Yorkshire. Between nine and ten o'clock, eleven men employed in that colliery were ascending from one of the pits, and after having nearly reached reached the top, the brig gave way, and the chain breaking, the whole were unfortunately precipitated to the bottom, a depth of nearly sixty yards Six of them were killed, and the remainder so dreadfully injured as to leave but little hopes of their recovery. Most of the unfortunate sufferers have left families. 21.—A scheme for the robbery of the Glasgow-mail; (in one way it may be said to have been an actual robbery;) was attempted on Monday last, which, for ingenuity of contrivance, may hold a place amongst the most notable exploits of a similar kind. In the course of the previous evening the full number of inside tickets (which for the mail is limited to four) was taken out in different names. Up to the hour of departure next morning (eight o'clock), only one passenger appeared, and as there is no delay allowed, the coach of course set off. A second passenger, however, made his appearance as the coach passed St. Andrew's-street, who, upon being taken up, seemed to recognise the other. This one had in his hand a sort of travelling-bag, which the guard, to prevent incumbrance, offered to secure beside himself. This he declined, observing it would not incommode him, and he should take charge of it himself. On the arrival of the coach at Mid Calder, one of the two alighted with the guard, and went in with him to the Postoffice, inquiring if there were any letters for Mr. Williams. He was answered in the affirmative; and a pretty large letter, sealed with black wax, was produced with that address, which he immediately opened, besides a smaller letter,

the postage of which he paid. At this juncture the individual who had been left in the coach appeared in sight, when Mr. Williams, with an air of sorrow, called out to him “See, read that: it is what I was somewhat prepared for: we must return to Edinburgh immediately.” They then gave orders for a postchaise, and the mail coach of course proceeded to Glasgow. On its arrival there, it was discovered that the moneybox belonging to the Bank of Scotland, which is deposited below one of the seats, secured with a lock, had been abstracted, and a good deal of alarm was consequently created. It luckily turned out, however, on communicating with the bank at Edinburgh, that the box sent to Glasgow that day was entirely empty, a circumstance which very seldom happens. The box of the Royal Bank occupies the same place in the coach; but on this occasion it was full of specie, and of considerable weight, which no doubt prevented their choosing it. One of the individuals had a large green shade over his eyes, probably for the purpose of concealment; and the other was of a very polite address, with an English accent. They must have got access to the boxes by means of false keys, as the guard found the seats locked down when he left Mid Calder. The boxes belonging to the Bank, it may be observed, are regularly forwarded every day, whether

empty or not. 24.—Two constables arrived in this city, by one of the Liverpool coaches, with a man in their custody, who was apprehended on a charge of uttering base coin. On the journey, the prisoner steadily refused refused to taste of the ale and liquors which were offered to him at the various public houses where the coach stopped, or to alight from the coach whilst changing horses. On his arrival in town he was conducted by the constables to the eastern door of the city gaol. Whilst one of the constables for a moment quitted his hold for the purpose of ringing the bell, the prisoner struck the other a heavy blow between the eyes, which felled him, ran with all the swiftness of which he was master down the lane between the infirmary and the gaol, and leaped over the city wall into the field below, a depth of about thirty-four feet! It is probable that, seeing the ploughed field before him, he expected to alight upon the soft soil, but the part of the field immediately under the wall is rocky. In his descent he broke off a small willow tree which was growing near to the bottom of the wall, and which probably, by throwing him into an inclining position, broke the force of his fall. He made two efforts to rise; in the second he succeeded, and ran across the field, at the far side of which he had to scale a paling of about six feet high, and effected his escape. He was met shortly afterwards by a gentleman, on the sands, who represents him as bleeding at the mouth. He has probably got into Wales. One of the constables, in attempting to get down after the prisoner, by one of the buttresses, fell, and was severely injured. — Chester Guardian. r Mr. John Baskerville, celebrated for the improvements he made in letter-founding, was buried by an express direction contained in his will in his own ground, in a

mausoleum erected for the puri. previous to his death. Upon is death the ground was sold and passed into the hands of John Ryland, esq. and from him to his son, S. Ryland, esq. who, a few years ago, demised it to Mr. Gibson for a long term, who has since cut a canal through it, and converted the remainder into wharf land. Soon after Mr. Ryland became the possessor of this property, the mausoleum, which was a small conical building, was taken down, and it was rumoured, we remember, at the time, that the body had been removed. This proves to be unfounded, for it appears that a short time before christmas last, some workmen who were employed in getting gravel, discovered the leaden coffin. It was,however, immediately covered up, and remained untouched until Friday last, when, the spot having been recently let for a wharf, it became necessary to remove the coffin, and it was accordingly disinterred, and deposited in Messrs. Gibson and Son's warehouse, where we were allowed, with some few others, to inspect it. The body was in a singular state of preservation, considering that it had been under ground about fortysix years. It was wrapped in a linen shroud, which was very perfect and white, and on the breast lay a branch of laurel, faded, but entire, and firm in texture. There were also leaves, and sprigs of bay and laurel in other parts of the coffin and on the body. The skin on the face was dry but perfect. The eyes were gone, but the eye-brows, eye-lashes, lips, and teeth remained. The skin on the abdomen and body generally was in the same state with that in the face. An exceedingly offensive and oppressive effluvia, strongly resembling deeayed cheese, arose from the body, and rendered it necessary to close the coffin in a short time, and it has been since re-interred. It was at first supposed by those who examined the body, that some artificial means had been employed to protect it from putrefaction, but on inquiry we could not ascertain that this was the case. The putrefactive process must have been arrested by the leaden coffin having been sealed hermetically, and thus the access of the air, which modern discoveries have ascertained is essential to putrefaction, was prevented.—BirmingHam Chronicle. Lately three fishermen, from the Moray Frith, while on their return home from Port Dundas, where they had been disposing of their cargo, went below to the cabin of their little sloop, and lighted a fire in a common iron pot and went to bed. In the morning one of them was found dead, and the two others in a state of insensibility, from the effects of the sulphur. Medical aid was promptly administered, but without avail, as both died two days after. During the storm, a few days ago, the church of St. Giles, near Great Torrington, in Dorsetshire, was struck by lightning, which rent the tower from top to bottom; the four pinnacles were shivered in pieces; and one of the stones, which weighed thirty-threepounds was found in a field at a considerable distance. The clock was materially injured, but the body of the building escaped without any damage, Lately a remarkable phenome

non occurred at Bishop Monckton, near Ripon, on the estate belonging to Mr. Charnock. About two o'clock in the afternoon of that day, the attention of a person in the service of that gentleman was suddenly attracted by a kind of rumbling noise, which apparently proceeded from the stack-yard, distant not more than thirty yards from Mr. Charnock's house. He at first supposed the noise to proceed from some children playing and throwing stones against the doors and walls; but on going into the yard, he was surprised to find no one there. On looking, however, up the avenue, formed by a row of stacks, and leading to the house, he observed a small portion of the ground in motion, which, after remaining in a state of considerable agitation for a few minutes, suddenly presented an opening of about a foot square, from whence issued a great body of water, which, soon returning with the same violence and rapidity that marked its first appearance, carried down with it a portion of the surrounding earth, several feet in extent, which was instantly buried in the abyss below. The water, however, continued to ebb and flow, more or less, at intervals during the whole of that day. Mr. Charnock and another gentleman plumbed this subterraneous pit in the evening of the same day, when it was found to be fifty-eight feet in depth; the water has now subsided, to remain settled within two yards of the top. Two large stacks were im: mediately removed, which had it happened in the night, would have been swallowed up. On the morning of Easter Sunday a young man, named Stephen Larking,

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