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their heud, joined by a great number of tions, both public and private, was respectthe inhabitants, who were furnished with ed. They appear unanimous in the choice arms: they took up a position on the high of a new Ruler ; but under what title is road to the King's residence. On Sunday, not known, nor is his name yet mentioned. they were met by the King's troops, who " Not one drop of blood has been shed made little or no resistance ; for after ex in this Revolution, from either private or changing two or three shots, they joined public revenge ; and it would really appear the Cape party. The result was commu that they hail but one enemy, and he was nicated to the King, who esclaimed, “ Then so great a one to their happiness, that his all is finished with me!' He soon after destruction has strept away all animosity." retired, and shot biniself throngh the heart. Other letters state that President Boyer,

“On Monday, the Prince Royal was taking advantage of these events, had taken, and conveyed to his Palace, where marched an army of 18,000 men into the he remains under arrest, with the other Haytian territories; and that it was bea branches of the Royal Family.

lieved the whole island would soon be * From the 6th to the 10th, all business converted into one republic, under his was at a stand, but property of all descrip- presidency.

PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.

PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT. her Majesty's Counsel who are members,

HOUSE OF LordS.-Nov. 29.— Short, except Mr Brougham, who was detained ly before two o'clock, the Lord Chancellor, professionally ila the Court of King's Bench, the Earl of Liverpool, and Earl Bathurst, were in their places, besides nearly one the three Commissioners, took their seats hundred other members, chiefly of the opon the woolsack, attired in their robes. Vr position party. Quarme, the Deputy Usher of the Black The Spcuker, however, was not present. Rod, was immediately dispatched to the It was understood that Lord Castlereagh House of Commons, to summon the mem had been closeted with him for a consider. bers of that House to their Lordships' bar. able part of the forcnoon. After the lapse of a few minutes, the fold The Speaker did not enter the House ing doors leading to the House were thrown until within eight minutes of two o'clock. open, and the Speaker, attended by several The reading of the prayers occupied the members, and his usual officers, appeared. House until exactly two o'clock. The Lord Chancellor then intimated, that Mr Denman rose at two o'clock, and Jis Majesty had appointed certain Commis- said—“Mr Speaker, 1 hold in my hand a sioners to prorogue the present Parliament, message, which I am commanded by her from this day to the 23d of January next; Majesty the Queen to present to this House. and desired the attendance of the Commons, -Loud crics of IIcur ! hear!) to hear the Commission read. The Com At this moment, (a minute past two mission having been read, the Lord Chan- o'clock,) Mit Quarme, the Deputy Usher of cellor announced, that Parliament was pro- the Black Rod, tapped at the door, and im. rogued, accordingly, to Tuesday the 23d of mediately entered. This interruption ocJanuary next.

casioned great uproar. About fifty memHOUSE OF COMMONS.-Nor. 23.- In bers rose in their seats, and the general consequence of the order for a call of the

cry was, “ Mr Denman, Mr Denman!"House this day, and of the interest excited " Withdraw, withdraw !" but the noise by the expected communication from her was so great, that the gentleman in vain Majesty, the men bers began, at an early attempted to be heard ; and, in the midst hour, to assemble in considerable numbers. of the tumult,

Mr Hobhouse, and some other members, Mr Quarme proceeded thus, although it were down as early as ten v'clock, which, was impossible for him to be heard by the we believe, was the hour of the day to chair" Mr Speaker, the Lords Commis. which, in strictness, the House stood ad- sioners, appointed by virtue of his Majesjourned.

ty's Commission, command the immediate Mr Brougham had previously communi. attendance of this Honourable House in cated to the Speaker that a message would the House of Peers." be sent down from the Queen, hinting, at Cries of " Shume ! shame!” were now the same time, the expediency of his tak. reiterated on all sides, and the utmost ining the chair at one o'clock, if there was a dignation was manifested by a number of sufficient number of members present, in or- members, who found her Majesty's mesder that there might be full time to receive sage thus treated. the message before the meeting of the Lords. The Speaker prepared to leave the chair,

At one o'clock, accordingly, the whole of when

en.

Mr Tierney rose and observed, that not mission, had prorogued Parliament to the one word of what had fallen from the De. 23d of January next. puty Usher had been heard ; and how then The members then retired, and the stran. did the Speaker know wliat was the mes gers collected in the lobbies and avenues sage, or whether he was wanted at all in leading to the House dispersed. the other House ?-(Loud cheering.)

The Queen's Communication. The fol. The Spcaker, however, instantly quitted lowing is the communication which Mr his chair, followed by Lord Castlereagh and Denman wished to make to the House :the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to obey

66 CAROLINE R. the summons of the Peers.--The utmost “ The Queen thinks it proper to inform confusion prevailed at this monient; and the House of Commons, that she has reit would be in vain to describe the tuinult ceived a communication from the King's which took place in the body of the House. Ministers, plainly_intimating an intention The loudest and the most indignant cries of to prorogue the Parliament immediately, “Shame !" were reiterated through the and accompanied by an offer of money for House; and the Speaker, followed by his her support, and for providing her with a Majesty's ministers and several other mem residence until a new session may be hold. bers, advanced towards the door, on his way to the Lords, in the midst of the most "This offer the Queen has had no hesidisconcerting uproar:

tation in refusing. While the late extraMr Denman, during this confusion, re- ordinary proceedings were pending, it mained on his legs, holding in his hand her might be fit for her to accept the advances Majesty's message. He was surrounded made for her temporary accommodation ; by the most distinguished members of the but she naturally expected that the failure opposition, who, as well as many independs of that unparalleled attempt to degrade the ent members who generally vote on the Royal Family would be immediately folother side, seemed utterly astonished at lowed by submitting some permanent meawhat had occurred.

sure to the wisdom of Parliament-and she At five minutes past two o'clock the has felt that she could no longer, with proSpeaker reached the lobby of the House of priety, receive from the Ministers what she Peers.

is well assured the liberality of the House After being absent about ten minutes, of Commons would have granted, as alike the Speaker returned, accompanied by the essential to the dignity of the Throne, and few members with whom he retired. Stran- demanded by the plainest principles of jusgers were not admitted into the gallerytice. but we understand the Right Hon. Gentle “ If the Queen is to understand that new man did not take the chair, but, as is usual proceedings are meditated against her, she after a prorogation has taken place, he took throws herself with unabated confidence on the situation usually occupied by the chief the representatives of the people, fully reclerk at the table, and being surrounded lying or their justice and wisdom to take by the members present, he communicated effectual steps to protect her from the furto them that the House had been at the ther vexation of unnecessary delay, and to House of Peers, where the Lords Commis provide that these unexampled persecutions sioners, by virtue of his Majesty's Com.. may at length be brought to a close.”

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OCTOBER.

away a great quantity of gold trinkets, sil. 6.-CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE.-Glas ver plate, wearing apparel, &c. and were gow.--The Court was opened here this also charged with being habit and reputo day by the Lord Justice Clerk and Lord thieves. The prisoners pleaded Not Guilty. Hermand. Daniel Grant, Peter Crosbie, Mrs Watt, her son, and two maid servants, John Connor, and Thomas M.Colgan, gave an account of the uproar the robbers were indicted for-breaking into the house occasioned in the house, and the danger of Campvale early on the morning of they were in of assassination. There were the 19th December 1819, then occupied three others who were concerned in the by Mrs Dr Watt. These, persons, with affair, but who had been admitted as witother accomplices, armed with fire-arms nesses,-David Watt, a nephew of Mrs or bludgeons, remained-in masterly pos. Watt, John Dick, and a person called session of the house for two hours; and John M'Guire, an Irish lad. The two having compelled Mrs Watt to deliver former are to be tried for, wilful perjury. them the keys, they forthwith rummaged The latter, as well as a woman of the chests, drawers, and presses, and carried name of M'Williams, the daughter of a

man of that name who keeps an infa- tion for various periods. A male convict, mous house in Calton, proved the robbery. on receiving sentence of seven years' transDuring the trial, which was extremely portation, looked round to his advocate, tedious, the prisoners behaved in the most and said, “ We may thank you for that, disgusting manner, and on M-Williams re- you d-d Another, a female, sentiring from the bar, John Connor cried fenced to transportation for fourteen years, out,

The woman has par-jured Perself.” exclaimed, I am much obliged to you, M'Guire stated the progress of the gang, my Lord; I hope the trade will be rather and having finished his evidence, which better there than it is here." was most distinct and candidly related, of Dreadful fire at York.-About twelve the part he had taken in the affair, received o'clock, on the night of Wednesday the an admonition from the bench, during 11th instant, the mill belonging to Messrs which Connor said, “ That this witness Simpson, corn-factors, &c. in York, was would shortly be in hell;" and when lie discovered to be on fire, and in two hours was in the act of retiring, when passing nothing was left but the bare walls. The the bar, Connor drew himself up apparent. dwelling-house and a warehouse were forly with the determination of kicking him tunately preserved, owing to a change of as he passed, about the bottom of the wind after the fire broke out. Upwards of belly; but he was anticipated so far by 300 bags of flour and about 400 quarters Grant, who struck N'Guire a severe blow of oats were destroyed. The stock of wheat on the side of the head. This caused a was nearly all in the warehouse that escapconsiderable ferment in the Court. Their ed. The books were all saved. No lives Lordships caused Grant to be taken pro were lost by the fire ; but about noon on per care of, and stated, that it he made any Thursday, one of the gable ends of the mill such attempt he would be put in irons dur- fell down, and buried several persons, as. ing life.

The Jury retired for a few seabled as spectators, in the ruins; one of minutes, and brought in an unanimous whom, a fine boy about 15 years of age, verdict finding all the prisoners guilty of son of Mr Walker, plumber and glazier, stoutbreif. The Lord Justice Clerk then on the Bridge, was killed on the spot, and addressed the prisyners in a very impressive a girl about 7 years old had her skull fracmanner, and sentenced them to be execut- tured, in consequence of which she has ed on the 8th of November. They preserv- since died. Six or eight others are so ed, during his Lordship's address, the much injured, that they are not expected same hardened indifference as during the to survive; and several had limbs broken, trial; and on being taken from the bar, &c. Colgan exclaimed, “You old - you'll be 14.-Allan Ramsay. Sometime ago a in hell before me." Connor said, “ God sub ription wi begun among the ada be thanked, I've got a month to live before miters of Genius in Edinburgh, for erectI kick the bucket.”

ing a monument in the Greyfriars Church. William Scott, painter, charged with as- yard to the memory of the celebrated saulting Charles Hugli Lyle Tinling, Ensign Scottish poet Allan Ramsay. A tablet in the 13th regiment, in Trongate Street, is now placed on the south wall of the on the evening of 28th June last, pleaded Western Greyfriars Church, between those Not Guilty.--After a trial of some length, erected to the memory of Professor Macthe Jury returned a verdict of guilty, in so laurin and Dr Blair. The tablet to the far as the prisoner did forcibly and violent. memory of Ramsay contains the following ly lay hold of Ensign Tinling's sword, inscription :and attempt to break it; but, from the

In this Cemetery good character of the pannel, recommend.

Was interred the Mortal Part ed him to the mercy of the Court. The

of an Immortal Poet, Lord Justice-Clerk, on passing sentence,

ALLAN RAMSAY, observed, that no Magistrate, or any other Author of the Gentle Shepherd, and other person, had a right to deprive an officer of his arms, and that the violent seizure, by

admirable Poems in the Scottish Dialect

. 746 the prisoner, of Ensign Tinling's sword,

He was born in 1636, and died in 1768. was the cause of his receiving so many

No sculptur'd marble here, no pompous blows from behind, as it was out of his

lay, power to defend himself.-He was senten

No storied Urn, no animated Bust; ced to three months' imprisonment, and This simple Stone directs pale Scotia's way, afterwards to find security of L. 60 to keep To pour her sorrows o'er her Poet's dust." the peace for three years thereafter.

Tho' here you're buried, worthy Allan, The Court continued sitting here for We'll near forget you, canty Callan ; four days, during which time many other for while your Soul lives in the sky, convictions took place, chiefly for thefts, Your Gentle Shepherd ne'er can die. housebreaking, or assault ; which were Prison-Breaking and Murder.-On the followed by corresponding degrees of pun, 10th instant, as the under jailor of the ishment, from imprisonment to transporta- prison at Dunfries was in the act of con

veying dinner to the prisoner under sen- Saturday contains a proclamation, annountence of death, he was assaulted on the cing, that a new coinage of half crowns has stair-case by two of the felons whe had been deliverert to the Bank of England. been allowed to go into what is called the On the obverse impression is a portraiture of Cage, for the benefit of fresh air, knocked his present Majesty, with the inscription down with a large stone se wed up in the Georgius IIII., D. G. Britanniar : Rex. corner of a blanket, desperately cut, and ri. F. D.; and on the reverse, the ensigns arfled of the keys. The villains lost no time morial of the kingdom, contained in a in effecting their escape by tho aid of the shield, surmounted by a royal crown, the key of the street door; but one of them rose, thistle, and shamrock, being placed has already been apprehended and recom. round the shield. mitted to his cell. The unfortunate jailor 26.-Biasphemous Publications. On the died between the hours of nine and ten the 23d instant, in the Court of King's Bench, same evening, his skull having been des. Lordon, Thomas Davidson, a bookseller, perately fractured, and one of his eye-balls of Duke Street, Smithfield, was found entirely forced out of the socket by the vio. guilty of publishing blasphemous libels in lence of the stroke. Previously to his de- the Republican and Deist's Magazines. cense he stated that both the villains struck The defendant conducted his own defence; him, being similarly armed with stones and was fined in several penalties by the tied up in a stocking and a piece of blanket. Judge (Best) for making use of irreligious The name of the prisoner who has escaped expressions. Mrs Carlile, of Fleet Street, is David Hagart, a well known character was also found guilty of publishing extracts in Edinburgh, who some time ago broke from the works of Tom Paine. Sentence the jail of Leith, while confined there on a was not pronounced on the defendants. charge of rebbery.

Anniversary of St Crispin.--After a 20.-_Erecution. On the 18th, Edward lapse of 44 years, the procession in celebraM'Rory was executed at Dumfries, pursu- tion of this anniversary was revived in Edinant to his sentence at the last Circuit Court, burgh yesterday, in which upwards of 600 for assaulting and robbing Hugh Galla- of the sons of Crispin joined. From ten gher, on the 14th of June last, at the Carse till nearly twelve o'clock coaches were drivof Slaiks, between Gatehouse and Cree. ing down to Holyroodhouse, filled with town, Galloway. He persisted in denying brothers of this ancient order. His Majesty his being guilty of the crime for which he the King of the Crispins drove down in an was about to suffer, although it had been elegant landeau, drawn by six beautiful so clearly proved against him. He was a greys, and driven by postillions in scarlet natire of Dollybreck, Ireland, and about 31 liveries. The main body of the brethren years of age.--It is said he acknowledged, were drawn up under the piazzas, and the when in prison, that both his father and procession was marshalled in the picture brother were hanged.

gallery, where the ceremony of coronation Fatal Acciilent. On the afternoon of took place. The procession moved forward Tuesday the 17th, as the Rev. William from the Palace of Holyrood a little after Irving, some tinie minister of the Associate one o'clock; but such was the interest excongregation at Stranraer, was coming cited by this novel scene, that it was scarcefrom A uchterarder to Dunning, he stopt ly possible for the procession to penetrate to water his horse at a well, at the entry to through the crowds which filled the streets the market place; while the horse was in a broken and disorderly manner : it sucstooping to drink, the crupper of the sad- ceeded in getting up as far as the Exchange, dle broke, and the unfortunate map tumb- where the sons of Crispin took refuge, till led heaulong over the horse's neck into ihe a strong guard of policemen and soldiers well, and was killed on the spot. Medical was provided to clear a way for it. After assistance was immediately obtained ; his an interval of niore than an hour, it again neck, which was found to be dislocated, moved forward ; and proceeding by the was instantly reduced, but all attempts to Mound, paraded through several streets of Testore animation of course proved ineffec- the New Town; returning by Leith Street tual.

into Waterloo Place, where the brethren 24.Birmingham Musical Festival.- afterwards dined, and gave a ball in the The success which has attended this festi. evening to their wives and sweethearts. val may be judged of from the following The dresses of the various characters in statement of the receipts.

the procession were elegant and appropri. Receipts at the Church L. 3733 2 6 Those of the King and the Indian Ditto

Theatre 3381 1 0 Prince were the most conspicuous. His Collections at the Church and

Majesty wore a coat of crimson velvet, Donations

1646 1 8 richly embroidered with gold lace, and over Received for Books, about 300 o 0 it a rich satin robe trimmed with ermine;

the train of which was borne by nine pages,

L. 3060 5 23 neatly dressed in light blue coats and white Siliw Coinagi.-The London Gazette of vests and trowsers. The Prince wore a

ate.

NOVEMBER.

superb oriental dress, and his two support women, and children were present, but no ers appeared in the same costume. The accident happened. Secretary of State was also arrayed in robes 17.-Dreadful Accident at Rochdale. corresponding with his high office. The On the termination of a fair, annually held. Knights were dressed in black, with ele- here, it was determined to bait a bull for the gant velvet sashes of the same colour, bound amusement of a great number of persons, with crimson. The Lord Mayor wore a whose tastes are as savage as their amusescarlet robe, trimmed with fur, and the ments are cruel ; and accordingly the ani. Aldermen, gowns and wigs, with white mal was tied, about one o'clock, to a stake wands. Sir Hugh was elegantly dressed at the edge of the river, near the bridge. in a black velvet robe, embroidered with The radius of the cord was about six yards, silver lace, and trimmed with ermine. and the animal in making the circle was The Champion was clad in black armour, frequently three feet deep in water. The and had a very grim appearance. The bre- crowd collected to witness this sight ex. thren were all well dressed; each of them ceeds credibility; and the number of pen. wore a neat apron, and many of them ele. ple, on or near the bridge made it difficult gant sashes. The pageant upon the whole to pass. The sides of the river were also was a very splendid one; the only thing covered with spectators of every age and wanting to complete the effect was a proper sex; and many were seen near the bull up military escort, to repress the eager curio- to their middle in water, jumping with ecsity of the crowd.

stacy at the sport. At every revolution the animal made to disengage hiinself from the

dogs, were seen people tumbling over each 7.--Murders at Greenock.- This day other, in mud and water, up to the knees; came on at Edinburgh the trial of Robert and the shouts of joy occasionally expressSurrage, John Dempsey, John Beck, Jo- ed could only have been equalled by the seph Elliot, Malachi Clinton, and Patrick yell of savages

. This sport continued for Lynch, soldiers in the 13th regiment of foot, about three hours, when, shocking to reaccused of having, on the 30th day of July late, a considerable portion of the parapet last, discharged loaded guns from the win. wall

, leading to the bridge, gave way, from dow of a house in Shannon's Close; Gree- the extreme pressure of the crowd, and five nock, at sundry of the lieges, and in particu- persons were killed on the spot. The lar at Robert Simpson and Henry Pearson, stones composing this parapet are large, both of them quay watchmen at Greenock, (many are a yard in length and proporand at Archibald Morrison, mariner in tionably thick.) consequently they fell with Greenock; in consequence of which, these an overwhelming force. The pressure of three persons were mortally wounded, and the crowd near the bull was so great as to Simpson died on the spot, Pearson in about force numbers of spectators, along with the two hours, and Morrison about twelve stones, upon the unconscious people below. hours thereafter. Malachi Clinton, previ. One woman had her thighs broken, and a ously to the examination of witnesses, was

young man had his arm completely cut dismissed simpliciter from the bar. At from his body; besides numbers who were four o'clock next morning the Jury return. wounded in a manner too shocking to reed a verdict, finding Beck not guilty ; the late. indictment not proven against Elliot and 25.--Illuminations and Riots. We stated Lynch ; and Surrage and Dempsey guilty in our last number, that London had been of the murder of Robert Simpson and illuminated three nights in consequence Henry Pearson, as libelled ; but unani. of the abandonment of the prosecution mously recommending Surrage to mercy. against the Queen ; and it since appears Surrage and Dempsey were sentenced to that the same feeling of satisfaction has be executed at Edinburgh, on the 13th of been displayed more or less generally December.

throughout the United Kingdom, in illumi. 9.-Execution. Yesterday the unfortu. nations, bonfires, ringing of bells, and nate men M.Colgan, Grant, Connor, and other marks of public rejoicings. In seCrosbie, were executed at Glasgow for veral places, however, cousiderable differhousebreaking and robbery. At five mie ences of opinion have prevailed ; and in nutes past three o'clock they walked up to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other places, the scaffold with a firm step, attended by where the magistrates had interfered to the Rev. Mr Marshall of the High Church, prevent any public testimonies, considerand the Rev. Mr Scott. Their behaviour abie rioting took place. On the morning there was extreinely decent and becoming of the 19th several placards were found After remaining a short time in earnest con. posted up in this city, inviting to an illuversation and prayer with the above reverend mination in the evening. These were ingentlemen, they kissed each other, and tak- stantly torn down by the police, and in the ing farewell of their religious assistants, torenoon, the magistrates issued a procladropt the fatal signal, and were launched mation forbidding such a display ; and prointo eternity. An immense crowd of men, mising protection to the inhabitants against

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