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the Solicitor-General, and A. Clephane, Esq. cis Jeffrey and John Jardine, Esqrs.. For the pannels, F. Jeffrey, and H. Cock. Agent Mr Daniel Fisher, writer, Edinburgh. burn, Esqrs.
Thursday, the 23d of March, came on the On Thursday, 16th March, the court pro- trial of Archibald Paterson and Alexander ceeded to the trial of George Paterson, ac- Marr, accused of two several acts of theft, cused of housebreaking and theft, by several one accompanied with housebreaking. The times entering, by violent means, some soap indictment charged both the pannels (as baworks at South Queensferry, and feloniously ving been employed to load and unload the and wickedly carrying off several parcels of carts of Thomas Jackson, carrier betwixt soap, belonging to the proprietors of said Leith and Glasgow,) with having stolen from works, aggravated by his being a servant in the warehouse, situate in Bernard Street, said works- The pannel pleaded guilty to Leith, on the 23d day of December last, a the crimes libelled, and the Solicitor-general piece or web of woollen cloth, of a dark co. stated, that in consequence of some circum- lour, the property of Mr Patrick Ewan, stances, he was induced to restrict the libel merchant in Glasgow; and, 2dly, The libel to an arbitrary punishment. The court charged the said Alexander Marr, with hapronounced the usual interlocutor on the ving, on the night of the said 230 Decemrelevancy of the charge, and a jury being ber, broken open the door of the warehouse impannelled, he adhered, in their presence, with an iron crow, or other instrument, and to his former judicial confession; and, in of having stolen therefrom a truss, or parcel, consequence of this, they, without a mo- containing cloth, the property of Robert ment's hesitation, found him guilty on his Lang, merchant in Greenock. own confession, and sentenced to fourteen The pannels having been interrogated as years transportation.
to their guilt, Paterson pleaded guilty, and On Monday, the 20th of March, came on Marr guilty of the first charge. The Lord the trial of Duncan Hunter, lately clerk to Advocate declined leading any evidence aMessrs. Mackechnie and Mann, writers in gainst the pannel Marr, as to the second Glasgow, and William Leonard Swan, wri- charge, which includes the crime of houseter there, accused of theft, fraud, and for breaking, and agreed merely to take a ver. gery. The circumstances of the case are dict on the first charge of theft only, thus shortly these :-On Friday the 17th June doing away the capital part of the indict. last, a letter arrived at the post office, Glas. ment. The pannels having adhered to their gow, from Demerary, addressed to “ Mr pleas in presence of the jury, they returned Alexander Mann, Glasgow," containing a a verdict of guilty accordingly. bill of exchange for £.100 sterling, which The Court having been of opinion, that was put by Thomas Minto, one of the Glas- the punishment of transportation was as le. gow letter-carriers, into the box at the door nient a one as in this case could be proof Messrs Mackechnie and Mann, writers in nounced, the Lord Justice Clerk addressed Melville-place, Glasgow. The pannels were the pannels, pointing out to them the heicharged with taking said letter from the nous nature of the crime they had commitbox, opening it, and abstracting the said ted, in thus appropriating property to their bill of exchange, and thereafter, on the 22d own use which was under their especial care of June, forging, or causing to be forged, and protection, and for which they were the indorsation of Alexander Mann, and earning and receiving wages from the per. presenting it at the Royal Bank, Glasgow, son who employed them. That it was neand then at the Ship Bank, in consequence cessary a proper example should be made ; of the Royal Bank deelining to discount it and taking the whole circumstances into that day, where the whole nefarious plan consideration, the Court felt themselves was discovered, and Hunter and Swan was bound to award a sentence of transportation apprehended in consequence. The pannels against them. The Court And made the pepleaded not guilty, and a long proof was led. riod as short as circumstances would permit, The jury, without leaving the box, returned in the earnest hope that the pannels would, a verdict, finding Swan not guilty of the by their future good conduct, redeem their theft libelled, and the rest of the libel as to characters, and return again to their friends him not proven ; and finding the libel as to and country. After exhorting the pannels the other pannel Duncan Hunter not proven ; as to their future conduct, his Lordship whereupon both pannels were, after a suita- pronounced sentence upon them, ordaining ble admonition from the Lord Justice-Clerk, them to be transported beyond seas for the as to their future conduct, assoilzied, and term of seven years. dismissed from the bar. Counsel for the Crown, the Lord Advo.
MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE. cate and Andrew Clephane, Esq.-Agent, Greenock, March 17.-We have this day Mr H. Warrender-For the pannels, l'ran. to record an accident of a most singular
kind, which happened in this neighbour. number of families have suffered, more or hood on Wednesday afternoon, about five less, in their furniture, bedding, &c. o'clock. Owing to the heavy and unremitting rains which prevailed during the day, The report of an intention on the part of aided by the previous rainy weather, a large Government to afford assistance towards the reservoir, situated on the hill south-east of finishing the University of Edinburgh is, we the town, in which an immense body of are happy to say, confirmed ; £. 10,000 per water is suffered to accumulate for the pur annum is to be granted till it be finished ; pose of insuring a regular supply to the and we are informed that authority has been grain mills, occupied by Messrs Bryce, burst sent down to draw immediately for the first its banks, and descendedfin a torrent for a. quarter's instalment. bout a mile, through its usual course, and In the House of Commons, on the 101 emptied itself into a second and smaller March, Mr Finlay presented a bill for malodgement formed immediately adjacent to king and maintaining a Navigable Canal the mills. The embankment here for a from Gilmour Place, near the city of Edinshort time resisted its pressure, and the ac burgh, to join the Forth and Clyde Navicumulating water rolled over it, but at last gation, near Falkirk, in the county of Stirthe torrent forced every thing before it, and ling, with a collateral cut from Gilmour spreading in its descent, almost instanta Place, to Grindlay's Parks, near the said neously flooded a large part of Cartsdyke, city; and for making and maintaining a sweeping away several small houses, and Railway from the said Canal, near the farm threatening a general devastation. Most house of Auldcathy, in the parish of Dalprovidentially the occurrence took place du. meny, to the burgh of Queensferry, both ring day-light, otherwise a number of lives in the county of Linlithgow; and the same must have been lost, the calamity being so was read the first time, and ordered to be unexpected, and the deluge so extensive. read a second time. Happily the injury was confined, in a great In a Committee of the House of Commeasure, to that of which we have collec mons, on the Scots jury bill, it was resol. ted the following particulars :
ved, that out of the duties and revenues in The water forced the doors or windows Scotland chargeable with the fees, salaries, of almost every lower flat, and besides the &c. in the Courts of Session, Justiciary, and small houses already noticed, which were Exchequer, there be issued £. 7000, out of carried off with all their contents, several which there shall be paid to the Chief Comnew buildings going on at the time, and missioner of the Jury Court such sum yearnearly finished, were partially swept away, ly, in addition to the salary which he may or so much damaged, that it will be neces receive as a Senator of the College of Jus. sary to pull part of them down. Mr Mac tice, or a Lord Commissioner of the Court farlane, skinner, suffered severely ; his of Justiciary, or a Baron of the Court of working shed, materials, and a large stock Exchequer, as will make his salary equal of skins, &c. were completely carried off: to the full salary of the Lord Justice Clerk : Mr Thomson, tanner, has likewise sustain. and also £. 600 yearly to each of the other ed considerable loss, as has Mr Simmons, Commissioners, in addition to the salaries harbour-master. Mrs Brown, head of Stan. which they receive as Senators of the Colners, had a small house carried off, and a lege of Justice, or Commissioners of the quantity of meal and grocery goods dama Court of Justiciary, or Barons of the Court ged; a young woman, her daughter, was of Exchequer; and £, 2400, in payment of carried from her door to the foot of the the salaries of Clerks and other Officers of street, a distance of 300 yards, before she the Jury Court; and that the remainder of could be rescued, and is very mueh hurt. the said sum of £.7000, or so much there. Another woman, living near the same place, of as shall be requisite, be applied in defrayescaped out of her own house, and endea ing the expences attending said Court and voured to reach a place of safety, but a sea. Circuit thereof; and any surplus which may man's chest, which was rapidly floating remain, after defraying the same, shall down the current, struck her leg, and'snap. form part of the duties and revenues aforeped it in two. Charles Lusk, joiner, was said ; and shall be accounted for as such bestanding in his own house, when the half fore the said Barons of Exchequer. in which he was in parted from the other ; A fine skeleton of an elephant has been he was much damaged by the roof falling sent home from Bengal to Dr Barclay, which in, and some time elapsed before he could forms a valuable addition to his museum. be rescued from his perilous situation. Greenock and Port-Glasgow are declaMany other disasters occurred, of which, red, by an order of Council, fit and proper from the confusion and distress that pre- places for the importation and deposit of vailed, no note could be taken. A great goods from India.
Friday the 10th of March the battle be- neral of Bombay ; Robertson Scott, und tween Molineux and Cooper, with which James Glassford, Esqrs. the fistic amateurs of the neighbourhood The following Gentlemen are elected of. had promised to treat the nobility of the fice-bearers of the Juridical Society, viz. metropolis of the North, took place, at a Duncan M'Neill, Esq. William Menzies, convenient spot on the verge of the county, Esq. John Hamilton, Esq.-Presidents. near Little Vantage. At an early hour Hamilton Pyper, Esq.-Sec. & Treasurer. crowds of people, on foot and horseback, The University and King's College, A. in hackney coaches, chariots, and coaches
berdeen, have conferred the degree of Docin four, were observed crowding to the tor in Divinity on the Rev. Lewis Gordon, south-west, and about twelve o'clock the minister of Drainy. fight began. At first, Molineux seemed to On the 8th of March Mr James Bow, expect to carry the day by his enormous preacher of the gospel, was ordained to the weight and strength, and at the second pastoral charge of the relief congregation, round broke in upon Cooper, and planted Paul's Chapel, Perth. right and left hand blows upon his head On Thursday the 23d March, Mr David and body. Cooper being now aware of his Armstrong, preacher of the gospel, was ormode of fighting, superior science soon pre- dained to the pastoral charge of the Reformvailed, and, after a short fight, he gave the ed Presbyterian congregation of Glasgow. black a severe drubbing, breaking two of
BRITISH LINEN COMPANY. his ribs, and it is said his jaw-bone. Cooper was quite fresh after the engagement.
Governor.- The Right Honourable WilOn the 16th of March, the Reverend Mr
liam Earl of Northesk. Grey, of the West Church Chapel of Ease,
Deputy-Governor.—Sir James Montgodelivered an excellent and appropriate dis- merie, Bart. course in St George's Church, Charlotte
DIRECTORS. Square, to a genteel and crowded audience,
James Gilchrist, Esq. writer to the sig. for that most useful national institution,
John Hunter, Esq. writer to the sig. the Lunatic Asylum of Edinburgh. Mr
net. Sir William Fettes, of Comely Bank, Grey took his text from Job xxxii. 8. Bart. The Hon. Lord Alloway. Adam “ There is a spirit in man; and the inspi- Maitland Esq. of Dundrennan. ration of the Almighty giveth them understanding."—A beautiful anthem was ad
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. mirably sung after divine service, by Messrs
Governor.-His Grace the Duke of Buc. Swift, Lees, and Gale. A very liberal col.
cleuch and Queensberry. lection, amounting to upwards of one hun. dred and thirty pounds, was received.
Deputy-Governor.-Gilbert Innes, Esq.
of Stow. On the 20th of March the celebrated Mr Kcan, of Drury Lane Theatre, made his
Ordinary Directors.-John Campbell, Rec.
Gen. fir-e appearance at the Theatre Royal, Glas
William Ramsay. James Dundas.
Charles Selkrig. Hugh Warrender. Alex. gow, in the character of Richard III. We
Bonar. Alexander Duncan. James Bruce. hear, that he displayed a fine conception of
James Ferrier. the part ; but his want of voice is a great impediment to his performance of the pas
Extraordinary Directors.--Robert Allan.
Henry Erskine. Peter Free. Sir George sionate scenes ; in other parts he was more successful, and in the interview in which
Buchan Hepburn, Bart. Henry Glassford.
J. Corse Scott. Robert Scott Moncrieft: he courts the affection of Lady Ann, it is
James Hopkirk. John Tawse. said, that his sly insinuating address completely relieved the scene from the ridicule
BANK OF SCOTLAND. with which it has always been hitherto re- Governor.- The Right Hon. Robert, Lord ceived liy the audience. He received £.100 Viscount Melville. ench niydi for six nights, and the same sum Deputy-Governor.--Patrick Miller of Dal. for four nights at Newcastle, and four at swinton, Esq. Liverpool.
Ordinary Directors._Robert Wilson, Esq.
accountant, Edinburgh. Robert Dundas, The names of the Commissioners to in. Esq. W. S. John Irving, Esq. W. S. Anquire into the duties, salaries, and emolu- drew Bonar, Esq. banker, Edinburgh. John ments of the officers, clerks, &c. in the Dundas, Esq. W. S. James Donaldson, Courts of Justice in Scotland, are-Sir Islay Esq. printer, Edinburgh. James Hope, Cuinpbell, Bart. (formerly President of the Esq. W. S. Peter Wood, Esq. merchants Court or Session ; Sir James Montgomery, Leith. James Walker, Esq. one of the Bart. inber of Parliament for Peebles ; Principal Clerks of Session. The Right S. M. 'Iliriepland, Esq. late Advocate-Ge. Hon. Sir John Marjoribanks, Bart. M. P.
Lord Provost of Edinburgh. James Thom. Feb. 24. At Tarvit-house, Mrs Ilome son, Esq. W. S. William Arbuthnot, Esq. Rigg, of Morton, a daughter. Secretary to the Hon. Board of Trustees At Bath, the Lady of General Francis for Improvements in Scotland.
Dundas, a daughter. Extraordinary Directors, His Grace Jas. 28. At Erskine House, the Right How Duke of Montrose. His Grace James Duke nourable Lady Blantyre, a daughter. of Roxburghe. The Most Noble Alexander At Enterkine, Ayrshire, the Lady of Marquis of Douglas and Clydesdale. The Robert Cunynghame, Esq. a daughter. Right Hon. Thomas Earl of Kellie. The March 1. At Edinburgh, Mrs Cormack, Right Hon. George Earl of Glasgow. Archd. of Stow Manse, a son. Douglas, Esq. of Adderston. General Sir 2. In George Street, Mrs Maclean, younger David Dundas of Beechwood, K. G. C. B. of Coll, a daughter. Aler. Keith, Esq. of Ravelston. Alexan
Mrs Joseph Bell, St Andrew's Square, der Chas. Maitland Gibson, Esq. of Cliftonhall. The Honourable David Robertson 4. At Southfod, Mrs Stenhouse, younger Williamson, Lord Balgray. Adam Rol
of Southfod, a daughter. land, Esq. of Gask. James Cheap, Esq. of - At Dumfries, the Lady of Frederick Stratyrum.
Colquhoun, Esq. a daughter.
5. At Ensham House, Dorset, the Lady
of Lieutenant General Monro, a daughter. APPOINTMENTS.
6. Mrs Joseph Gordon, a son,
8. At St Andrew's, Mrs Ferrie, a son. [From the London Gazette.]
Mrs Dunbar, 59, South Bridge Street, Carleton-House, Feb. 23.-This day, the a daughter. Prince Regent invested the Right Honour. In George Street, Mrs Robertson, able Thomas Lord Erskine, with the en younger of Inches, a daughter, signs of the Most Ancient and Noble Order 9. Mrs Ogilvy, Abercromby Place, a son. of the Thistle.
10. Mrs Hunter, of Thurston, a son. - The honour of Knighthood conferred 12. At the Manse of Dalry, the wife of on Dr Arthur Brooke Faulkner, physician
the Rev. Alexander Macgowan, a daughter, to the forces, John Hawker English, Esq.
her seventeenth child. Knight of the Royal Swedish Order of Gus. The Lady of John Raitt, Esq. of Cartavus Vasaand on Lieut.-Colonel Henry phin, a daughter. Pym, a commander of the Royal Portu. The Lady of Captain Ross, of the guese Military Order of the Tower and Honourable Company's ship Carmarthen, a Sword.
son. Feb. 27.- Permission granted for Lieut. 13. Mrs Goldie, llope Street, a daughter. Colonel Alexander Macdonald, of the Royal
14. At Ednam House, Mrs Douglas, a horse artillery, to wear the insignia of the Imperial Russian Order of St Anne, 2d 15. Mrs William Bell, 9, Queen Street, a class; and for Captain George Macleod of son. the 35th foot, to wear the insignia of the 16. At Edinburgh, Mrs Carlyle Bell, a Imperial Russian Order of Sc Wladimir, daughter. $th class, conferred on them by the Emper. At Newabbey, Mrs Stewart, of Shamor of Russia, for their distinguished ser. belly, a son; being Mr Stewart's twentyvices during the siege of Dantzig.
third child. March 17.- This day the Right Hon. 18. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Sir George William Adam, one of the Barons of Ex- Clerk, Bart. of Penicuik, a son. chequer in Scotland, was sworn of his Ma. 20. At Viewfield, the Lady of Major jesty's Privy Council.
M.Kay, 93d regiment, a daughter.
22. Mrs Gordon, of Milrig, a daughter.. BIRTHS. Feb. 9. At Aix, in Provence, the Lady of Alexander Fraser Tytler, Esq, of the civil
MARRIAGES. service of the Honourable East India Com Feb. 14. At Ardlain, N. Jeffrey, Esq. to. pany, a son.
Janet, only daughter of the late Captain 20. At Brussels, Mrs Charles Parker, a James Macdonald, of Flodegary, Skye. son.
27. John G. Bailey, Esq. of Morpeth, son. - At Kemback-house, Mrs Makgill of of John Bailey, Esq. of Chillingham,.to Miss Kemback, a daughter.
Taylor, daughter of Mr C. Taylor of Mor22. At Greenwood Lodge, Wicklow, the peth. Lady of the Honourable Matthew Plunkett, At Inverness, Lieutenant D. M.Kena soo.
zie, of the 93d regiment, to Miss Eliza
Gray, daughter of Mr James Gray, merch- and, daughter of the late Mr Andrew Row. ant, Inverness,
and, of that city. Feb. 28. At Armagh, Thos. Knox, Esq. M. P. for the county of Tyrone, eldest son of the Honourable Thomas Knox, and
DEATHS, grandson of Lord Viscount Northland, to Oct. 1814. At Tabriz, in Persia, when re. Mary Juliana, eldest daughter to his Grace turning from an embassy to that Court, the Lord Primate of all Ireland, and grand. Captain James Snodgrass, youngest son of daughter to John, late Earl of Bute.
Neil Snodgrass, Esq. of Cuninghamhead. March 2. At Broughton Place, Captain Jan. 1. 1815. Killed by a cannon shot beSimpson, of the Honourable East India fore New Orleans, Lieutenant Alexander Company's service, to Miss Jessie Eckford. Ramsay, Royal Artillery, son of Captain
At London, Captain George Ridout, Ramsay, Royal Navy. of the 11th light dragoons, to Louisa, young- Feb. 6. At Lerwick, Shetland, Francis est daughter of Dr George Heath, Canon of Heddell, Esq. Comptroller of customs there. Windsor.
At Glasgow, Captain Allan M.Lean, 3. At Wick, the Reverend Mr Robert of the 2d battalion 90th regiment. Phin, assistant minister of that parish, to 7. At Tongue, the Reverend Colin MacMargaret Elizabeth, daughter of William kenzie, minister of that parish. M'Leay, Lsq. Provost of Wick.
10. At Ayton, Berwickshire, David Ward. 4. Thomas Fowlis, Esq. Basinghall Street, rope Kerr, son of the late Robert Kerr, Esq. London, to Miss Euphem Fair, of Colins- 11. Aged 52, John Ferriar, M. D. one of burgh, Fifeshire.
the physicians of the Manchester lofirmary, At London, the Honourable John only son of the late Reverend Mr Ferriar, Somers Cocks, eldest son of Lord Somers, minister of Oxnam, Roxburghshire. to Lady Caroline Harriet Yorke, youngest In London, Sir J. Sheffield, Bart. of daughter of the Earl of Hardwicke.
Normanby Hall, Lincolnshire, and of Cook. 6. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Robin, Bal. ridge, Yorkshire. He married Charlotte So. quhidderack, to Miss Sally Adam, Grams. phia, eldest daughter of the late Honour. town.
able and Reverend William Digby, dean of - The Right Honourable Lord Saltoun, Durham ; but having no issue, the title and to Catharine, daughter of the late Lord the estates devolve on his brother, the Re. Thurlow, Lord Chancellor.
verend Robert Sheffield. 7. At Edinburgh Mr John Skeddan, sur. 12. At Edinburgh, Mr George Muir, geon, Dalkeith, to Jessie, second daughter baker, much and justly regretted. of Andrew Stephenson, Esq. there.
At Edinburgh, l'ordyce, seventh son 8. At Redden, the Honourable Martin of Mr Thomas Dallas, merchant there. Hawke, to Miss Nisbet, only daughter of 13. At Sidmouth, Robert Cunningham, Thomas Nisbet, Esq. of Mersington.
Esq. late of Bowerhouses. 13. At Dalkeith, the Reverend John At Edinburgh, in the 16th year of her Thomson, minister of Newbattle, to Eliza- age, Miss Margaret Macpherson, second beth Balfour, eldest daughter of Mr Wod. daughter of Lieutenant John Macpherson, Mauchline.
of the 5th Royal Veteran battalion. At Edinburgh, Philip Hay, Esq. to At Allen's Green, in the parish of Miss Elizabeth Wellwood French, only Haltwhistle, and county of Northumberchild of the late Brigadier-General French, land, Nicholas Lowes, Esq. of Allen's 102d regiment of foot.
Green and Twicebrewed. 14. At Bonington Park, Jo Patison, At Edinburgh, Miss Janet Wilson, jun. Esq. writer to the signet, to Eliza, eld- eldest daughter of the late Mr Alexander est daughter of James Paterson, jun. Esq. Wilson, merchant, Edinburgh. merchant in Leith.
14. Mr Alexander Hope, builder, Burnt15. At Londonderry, the Reverend James island, much regretted. Forward Bond, dean of Ross, to Sarah Hes. 15. At Fermoy, Mr Alexander Gibson, ter, daughter of the late John Croker, Esq. paymaster of the 3d battalion of Royal Surveyor-General; and sister to J. W. Scots, son of the late Mr Gibson, town-clerk Croker, Esq. M. P. and Secretary to the of Paisley. Admiralty.
At Hall of Auchencross, New Cum. 21. Mr Robert Lorimer, 94th foot, to nock, Mr John Wells, student of Divinity Miss Gordon, only daughter of the late Mr in the University of Glasgow ; a young man David Gordon, merchant, Hanover Street. of eminent abilities, and of the most amiable
23. At Glasgow, the Reverend William dispositions. Cowan, preacher, to Miss Catharine Row- 16. At Pilrig Street, Mrs Lindsay, relict