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hand had been thrust into it. He brought it I DARING ATTEMPT AT MURDER.-On Sun. down to Mrs. Vermilye, who instantly sent for day evening, Jan. 12, the shop of Mr. Pryor, a Hope and another of the Shadwell Police Offi- respectable boot-maker, residing at No.71, High. cers, to make farther search in the house. Every street, Borough, Southwark, was entered by two apartment then onderwent the most rigid exami
desperate villains, though by what means is not nation for about an hour and a half, when the lyet discovered, but certainly with an intent to Officers 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 mored, 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 ebserve 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 | 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 his face, in Percy-street, Tottenham-court-road. The ser which so alarmed her that she screamed out, vant ard Mr. Sydney being from home, the door murder! murder !” sereral 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 sbut, and thereby en: in, and instantly shutting the door, dragged the closed herself 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 i 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 had 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 lover her wounded servant, as she lay senseless on position, ran to the street-door, threw it open, ll 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 down 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 i 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 i to say, that the perpetrators of this horrid crime searched on the tops of several 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 I exertion to discover these desperadoes.
PROVINCIALS, INCLUDING REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES, &c.
IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
1. 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 inhouse 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 husband, i veyed 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 baru ; soon
companied with circumstances of ferocity, lately after which she beard her groans, and alarmed for
occurred on the Starry-road, near Canterbury. her 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, I man of Hearne. w
man of Hearne, was on his return towards his and lamented that the woman had escaped, when home on horseback, he came up with two men they inmediately cut the throat of the child. The habited as soldiers, near the end of Meadow. mistress of the house heard the assassins say, that pasture-lane, about forty roods from Vauxhall. they 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, wbo is someHAMPSHIRE.
what deaf, iinmediately 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
li 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
his hat and wig, but the horse continued his accordingly put upon his trial; but, on the pro
speed till it reached Sturry, where Mr. Spain secutor being called, pobody appeared in sup. port of the indictment, and he was consequently
having borrowed a hat, he proceeded to his
home, and surgical assistance being obtained, on CRUELTY--A shocking outrage has been lately i examining his wound, it appeared that a ball had 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.
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 driver that situation begged hard for some part of her into it, he was not in any immunediate danger. dress to cover her nakedness, but instead of com. | Information was cominonicated 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, re/ 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 Devonshire,
| Thrower had made a confession-Head immewas thrown out of his open carriage, on Wedges
diately said, “ what, have you been to Swaffday, Jan. 15, in Holker-park, and killed on the
ham 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 w's about twenty-eight years
ed. Soon afterwards William Smith, who has of age. MIDDLESEX.
travelled the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk for Births.-Latels, the wife of a carpenter,
more than twenty years as a tinker, with his wife, who resides in Levonshire-street, Kensington,
who tells fortunes, was apprehended at Bacton, was delivered of three children, who survived but
by Mr. Everett and his two sons, of Caister, near
Yarmouth. Edmund Thrower and John Head, a short time; and wo days after, of a fourth,
are committed to Ipswich jail by J. Kerrich, Esq. which soon after expired.
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 Crat
first imparted the circumstances of this horrid field, and his daughter, were murdered there, by
deed, which was committed in 1793. some persons then unknown. A discovery has lately been made by a female (who laid at the il . SCOTLAND. point of death), to the Rev. Archdeacon Older-i Diep.- On the 11tb instant, at Dalkeith Pa. shaw. It appears that the son of Mr. Carter em- lace, his Grace, Henry Scott, Duke of Buc. ployed three men to coinmitt the bloody decd, at leugh and Queensberry, Marquis of Dumthe price of ten pounds each. They met on Shot- fries, Earl of Dalkeith, Sanqubar and Drumover beatb, near Harleston, to concert the dia- laprig, Viscount Nith, Torthowald and Ross, bolical plan. The son met them ihe 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 l of Doncaster and Lord Tyndale in Engnaine of Head), an accessary, has also confessed | land; Knight of the Garter, Lord Lienteand made a complete disclosure. 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 Cours was afterwards thrown into the river at Bourne town, Countess of Home, Marchioness of bridge. Head has lived at Carbrooke, near Wild | Queensberry, 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 wiie, who lives near Harleston, applied his 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 husband's death. She said, Il 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 Mrs. Siddons ....................... 59
The College of the Jesuits ......
Amusements ....... French of Demoustier .............. 67 |
The Court ..... Zara; or the Adventures of an Englisb Wife 69 Original Letters on the Manners, Customs, Oakwood House; including a description
c. of different Countries. of the Lakes and adjacent country ju
......... 91 Westmoreland.......................
oll New system of Botany, with practical
73 Stories of Seven Days.-Tale VII. The
illustrations of the “ Pbilosophy of Disbanded Soldier ..................
Flora,” &c. &c.-The Magnolia, ....... 93
75 Anecdotes of Bonaparte and the Empress Maria Louisa; by General Sarraziu ... 78
FINE ARTS. The Chateau of Roussillon ............ 80LLUSTRATIONS OF THE GRAPHIC ART; Anecdotes collected fram the prirate life of Christ in the arms of the Virgin Mary; by Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia.
Van Dyk .......
........... 96 Death of Peter ......,
84 Cardinal Bentivoglio; by Van Dyk ...... ib.
LITERARY CONTENTS, (Continued.)
FUGITIVE POETRY. || A Card-table compared to a Field of
Battle .............. ......... ib. To an Exotic .
Anecdote of Louis XIV... A Ballad .....
Christmas Carols, Christmas Box, &c. ... 106 Epitaph ........
Dreadful Accident at Richmond, in AmeMy old Horse Sorrel
......... 107 The Dying Syldier to the setting Su
Works in the Press .................... ib. Midnight .... Bonaparle ....... Ode to a Singing Bird .
INCIDENTS NEAR LONDON, ll State of bis Majesty's Health .........
Stolen Goods ......... Morning Costume ...
1 Apprehension of Gawler ........
The late Murders at Radcliff Highway..
PROVINCIALS. ters from a Geutleman of rank and
Racoon .................... taste to a Lady of quality
Horrid Murder in Devonshire ........
Female Resolution ....
Unfortunate Accidents at Bristol .....
Hrrid Murder in Shropshire ......... The Maid of the Mill
...... ib. Robbery of the Brighton Coach ........ Opening of the Pantheon Theatre ...
Horrid Murder near Waterford ......... Opening of the Britisia lustitution
Births, Marriages, and Deaths .... 112 The original Blue Beard .............. 106 || Supplementary Advertisements for the Month
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