hand had been thrust into it. He brought it DARING ATTEMPT AT MURDER.-On Sun. down to Mrs. Vermilye, who instantly sent for day evening, Jan. 12, the shop of Mr. Pryor, Hope and another of the Shadwell Police Offi- respectable boot-maker, residing at No. 71, Highcers, to make farther search in the house. Every street, Borongh, Southwark, was entered by two apartment then anderwent the most rigid exami- desperate villains, though by what means is not nation for about an hour and a half, when the yet discovered, but certainly with an intent to Oficers came at last to a small closet, where rob the premises. While employed in packing they discovered the object of their pursuit. In up several pair of boots in a large skin of leather one corner of the closet there was a heap of dirty which they found in the shop, the servant went stockings and other clothes, which being re down stairs to empty a vessel in the cellar ; on moved, they observed a bit of wood protruding her way thither, though she passed through the from a mouse-hole in the wall, which they imme- shop, she did not observe any person, but on diately drew out, and at the same instant they her return she perceived two men, one of them discovered the handle of a clasp-knife, apparently i packing up boots, and the other coming as from dyed with blood; which upon being brought the back part of the premises, to whom she said, forth, proved to be the identical French knife

“What! are you going to take boots away to. seen in Williams's possession before the murder :

night? it is Sunday!" thinking they were some the handle and blade of which were smeared all of her master's journeymen. At this instant one over with blood.

of the villains made up to her, and threatened DARING OUTRAGE.-On Thursday evening, her, that if she uttered a word he would instantly Jan. 16, about half past seven o'clock, a stout murder her. On looking round, she discovered man knocked at the door of Mr. Sydney's house, the other to have a black crape over bis face, in Percy-street, Tottenham-court-road. The ser- which so alarmed her that she screamed ont, vant and Mr. Sydney being from home, the door! “murder! murder !” several times, and ran towas opened by a lady who resides there, and who wards the shop-door, which was then open, and was alone in the house; when a ruffian rushed, which in her fright she shut, and thereby end in, and instantly shutting the door, dragged the closed berself with these monsters. She conlady into the back-parlour, and presented a tinued to scream, though one of them had levelled pistol or a large knife at her head; but her terror a blow at her head which knocked ber down. On was so great she could not tell which; and he, her rising, and not ceasing to call out “ murder! with imprecations and threats demanded to know thieves !” &c. one of the wretches seized her by where the money or valuable articles were. The her hair, and with a sharp instrument, cut her Lady, in great agitation, intreated him to spare throat right across the wind-pipe. She then fell her life, and take what property he chose. On to the gronnd, and remembered no farther of the assurance that he was not to be interrupted what passed. The screams of the girl bad by in carrying off the property, he proceeded to pack this time alarmed the family up stairs, which conup the most valuable. On his going to the op- sisted of Mr. and Mrs. Pryor, and three young posite side of the room to where the lady was, men, lodgers. Mrs. Pryor then went down stairs, and stooping down to get at a trunk which was and on her reaching the bottom, actnally fell under a table, the lady took advantage of his over her wounded servant, as she lay senseless on position, ran to the street-door, threw it open, the floor. The terror of Mrs. Pryor may be better screamed, and gave an alarm of thieves, which conceived than described. Notwithstanding her brought several persons to her. The robber, of fright, however, she got up stairs ; but it was not course, knew there was no chance of his escap a matter easy to determine in the minds of ing by the street, ran up stairs to the front gar- those above, who should venture dowrr to attack, ret, and forcing down an iron bar from the win what they supposed a banditti of murderers. Mr. dow, got out on the roof of the house. A person Pryor and his lodgers 'at last went down, and was sent to Marlborough-street Office, and Craig found the seryant as we have before described, and Marsden, two of the Officers, immediately the shop-door being wide open; and, we are sorry came to the spot, and with lighted flambeaus to say, that the perpetrators of this horrid crime searched on the tops of severa) houses, from the escaped, leaving behind them the skin of leather, top to the bottom of the street, making striet tied up, full of new boots and shoes. Medical search, bnt could not find the man.

aid was instantly sent for, and the wound on the

beck was pronounced not mortal. What adds to in the High-street of Southwark, not many the daring atrocity of this act is, that it was yards from the Town-hall, which is as great a committed so early as between eight and nine thoroughfare as the Strand or Fleet-street. The o'clock; and the premises of Mr. Pryor are as Magistrates at Union-Hall are making every public as any situation can be, being situate l exertion to discover these desperadoes.




pliance with her request, she received from the MURDERS.-A letter from Congleton, gives brutal miscreants several severe wounds in dif. the following account of two horrid murders near ferent parts of the hody. One of the wretches that place :-Six miscreants called at a farm. threatened to cut off her breast, and actually in. house one evening lately, and requested refresh-ficted a deep wound for that purpose. After re. ment, as they were benighted, and also to be maining there in a most shocking state a consi. furnished with beds, &c. which they would payderable time, she was discovered by several serfor. Their appearance was respectable, and the vants belonging to a farmer, and by them confarmer's wife, in the absence of her busband, | veged to her abode in the vicinity of Alton. offered them accommodation in a warm barn,

KENT. which was accepted. The mistress sent the ser ATTEMPT TO ROB.-An attempt to rob, acvant maid with blankets into the barn ; soon

companied with circumstances of ferocity, lately after wbich she beard her groans, and alarmed for

occurred on the Sturry-road, near Canterburyher own safety, she concealed herself under a

Soon after seven o'clock in the evening, as Mr. large tub in the house, leaving an infant sleeping Smitbett Spain, an elderly and respectable yeoin a cradle. The assassins returned to the house,

man of Hearne, was on his return towards his and lamented that the woman had esca ped, when

home on horseback, he came up with two men they immediately cut the throat of the child. The habited as soldiers, near the end of Meadowmistress of the house heard the assassins say, that pasture-lane, about forty roods from Vauxhallthey would ineet at a certain public-house at a cer

turnpike; they were divided on each side the tain hour, and there the husband, on his return road; and the one on his right, without any pre! home, departed for, and secured them. The ser

vious demand to stop, or if such was made it vant was found murdered in the barn.

was unheard by Mr. Spain, who is someHAMPSHIRE.

what deaf, inmediately on his passing fired at LIEUT. HAMILTON CROFTON.-At the Ports

him with a pistol, which wounded him on the mouth Sessions, a true bill was found against || right side. The flash and report startled the Mr. Hamilton Crofton, for purloining sundry

horse, and it sprang forward and threw Mr. articles of value from Mr. Bradbury, and some

Spain on its neck, who in the impulse dropped gentlemen at the lons in Portsmouth. Mr. C. was accordingly put upon bis trial; but, on the pro

his hat and wig, but the horse continued his secutor being called, nobody appeared in sup.

speed till it reached Sturry, where Mr. Spain port of the indictment, and he was consequently having borrowed a hat, he proceeded to his acquitted.

home, and surgical assistance being obtained, on CRUELTY.—A shocking outrage has been lately examining his wound, it appeared that a ball bad committed at Alton.-A young woman, who had

entered between the right side and the back, just been with two children to school, was returning under the shoulder-bone, and traversed the ribs with some liquor for the family with which she liv- obliquely under the arm, and lodged in the right ed servant, when a gang of gipsies, known in that breast, where it was perceptible, and from whence country by the name of the Stanleys, stopped her. I it was soon after extracted ; and although he had A female belonging to the gang first stripped all since suffered much from the operation of prob. the clothes off her back, and left her exposed to | ing the wound, in order to discover the parts of the inclemency of the weather. The poor girl in the wadding and clothes that had been drives that situation hegged hard for some part of her into it, he was not in any immmediate danger. dress to cover her nakedgess, but instead of com Tuformation was cominnuicated to the different

barracks in the vicinity, and parties ordered out knew no further. Upon this, strict search was to patrole, but the offenders had escaped. made after Head, in consequence of the informaLANCASHIRE.

tion given by the female above-mentioned, rer Accidental DEATH.—Colonel Cavendish, specting the affair, and he was found there by the the eldest son of Lord George Henry Cavendish, i constables. When in custody, he was told that and cousin to the present Duke of Devonsbire, | Thrower had made a confession-Head immewas thrown out of his open carriage, on Wednes- diately said, “ what, have you been to Swaffday, Jan. 15, in Holker-park, and killed on the bam to fetch him ?”–Upon their answering in spot. He married the eldest daughter of Lord the affirmative, he added—“then I will confess Lismore a few years ago; and has left three or

the whole." Thrower was soon after apprehendfour children. He wis about twenty-eight years led. Soon afterwards William Smith, who has of age. MIDDLESEX.

travelled the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk for Births.--Lately, the wife of a carpenter,

more than twenty years as a tinker, with his wife, who resides in Devonshire-street, Kensington,

who tells fortunes, was apprehended at Bacton,

by Mr. Everett and his two sons, of Caister, near was delirered of three children, who survived but

Yarmouth. Edmund Thrower and John Head, a short time; and wo days after, of a fourth, which soon after expired.

are committed to Ipswich jail by J. Kerrich, Esq.

Carter, who employed the murderers, has been SUFFOLK,

dead some years. We understand that it was MURDERS DISCOVERED. · About eighteen Carter's widow, who is now dangerously ill,

that years ago, a Mr. Carter, shopkeeper, of Cratfield, and his daughter, were murdered there, by deed, which was committed in 1793.

first imparted the circumstances of this horrid some persons then unknown. A discovery has lately been made by a female (who laid at the

SCOTLAND. point of death), to the Rev. Archdeacon Older Died.-On the 11th instant, at Dalkeith Pa. shaw. It appears that the son of Mr. Carter em lace, bis Grace, Henry Scott, Duke of Bucployed three men to cornmitt the bloody decd, at lengh and Queensberry, Marquis of Dumthe price of ten pounds each. They met on Shot-fries, Earl of Dalkeith, Sanqubar and Drumover beath, near Harleston, to concert the dia- | larrig, Viscount Nith, Torthowald and Ross, bolical plan. The son met them the night after, Lord Scott of Eshdale, Dourcas of Kinand paid twenty pounds to the two persons who | mount, Middlebie, and Dornock. Also Earl perpetrated the act ; the other, a man of the of Doncaster and Lord Tyndale in Engpaine of Head), an accessary, has also confessed || land; Knight of the Garter, Lord Lieuteand made a complete disclusure. One Thrower,

nant of the counties of Edinburgh and Roxburghwho resided at Wortwell, near Harleston, has shire, Governor of the Royal Bank of Scotbeen apprehended. It appears, hy the confession || land, &c.-His Grace was born in 1746, and sucof Head, that about the time of the murder he || ceeded his grandfather in 1752. He was the only returned from transportation, and met Thrower, son of Francis Earl of Dalkeith, by Lady Caroand a person called Black William, alias Smith, line Campbelll eldest daughter of John, the a travelling tinker or gipsy, who requested his Great Duke of Argyle. In 1767, his Grace mar(Head's) company to join them to commit the ried Elizabeth Montagu, by whom he has issue murder. Head went with these, and saw Gip- || Charles William, now Duke of Buccleugh and sy Will kill Mr. Carter with an axe, and Queensberry, and Henry James, Lord Montagu, Thrower murder the girl with a hammer, which and four daughters, viz. the Countess of Courwas afterwards thrown into the river at Bourne town, Countess of Home, Marchioness of bridge. Head has lived at Carbrooke, near Wild | Queensherry, and Countess of Ancram; all of ton, ever since, and some money being left to whom have families. His Grace is succeeded in him, his wife, who lives near Harleston, applied bis titles and estates by his eldest son Charles to receive it, and was told she could not, unless William, Earl of Dalkeith, who married Harriet, she could prove her husbaod's death. She said, | daughter of the late Viscount Sidney, who has she had beard he had lived at Carbrooke, but several children.

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Malta. By J. Galt. RACTERS.

Journey across the mountains to Palermo 86 Mrs. Siddons

The College of the Jesuits



88 Hymenæa in search of a Husband ...... 64 Time and Bells

ib. Letters on Mythology; translated from the


89 Freach of Demoustier

The Court

90 Zara; or the Adventures of an English Wife 69 | Original Letters on the Manners, Customs, Oakwood House; including a description

c. of different Countries. of the Lakes and adjacent country iu


91 Westmoreland......

New system of Botany, with practical

73 Stories of Seven Days.-Tale VII. The

illustrations of the “ Pbilosophy of Disbanded Soldier


Flora,” &c. &c.—Tue Magnolia.... 93 Anecdotes of Bonaparte and the Empress Maria Louisa; by General Sarraziu 79

FINE ARTS. The Chateau of Roussillon ..

LLUSTRATIONS OF THE GRAPHIC ART; Anecdotes collected fram the prirate life of

Christ in the arms of the Virgin Mary; by Peter the Greal, Emperor of Russia.

Van Dyk ....

96 Death of Peter

84 Cardinal Bentivoglio ; by Van Dyk ...... ib.





A Card-table compared to a Field of

ib. To an Exotic

Avecdote of Louis XIV.

ib. A Ballad

ib. Epitaph


Christmas Carols, Christmas Box, &c. ... 106 My old Horse Sorrel ....

Dreadful Accident at Richmond, in Ame98 rica

107 The Dying Soldier to the setting Sun 98

Works in the Press

ib. Midnight

ib. Bonaparte

99 Ode to a Singing Bird

ib. INCIDENTS NEAR LONDON. State of bis Majesty's Health

103 Caution ...

ib. LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Threatening Letters


Stoleu Goods Morning Costume 100

ib. Evening Promenade Dress


Apprehension of Gawler General Observations and Reflections on

Tbe late Murders at Radcliff Highway.. ib. Fashion and Dress ...

ib. The Mirror of Fashion; in a series of let.

PROVINCIALS, ters from a Gentleman of rank and

Racoon .... taste to a Lady of quality 102

110 Horrid Murder in Devonsbire

ib. Melancholy Accident .....

ib. Female Resolution

ib. MONTHLY MISCELLANY. Unfortunate Accidents at Bristol

ib. The Virgin of the Sun 104 Hrrid Murder in Shropshire

ib, The Maid of the Mill

ib. Robbery of the Brighton Coach .... III Openiug of the Pantheon Theatre ib Horrid Murder near Waterford.

ib. Opening of the British lustitution 105 Births, Marriages, and Deaths

112 The original Blue Beard

106 | Supplementary Advertisements for the Month



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