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SUBSCRIPTIONS
GATIONS IN THE CITY AND NEIGH-

BOURHOOD OF EDINBURGH.

to the last, to preserve to you the

Mr Jo. Young

2 2 0

2 20 exercise of your reason, which is Mr David Sandeman the image of himself within you.

Mr Wm. Stewart

1 1 0

Mr Francis Robertson “ If this then be a prayer which Mr Jo. Ross

2 2 0

1 1 0 you would offer up for yourselvès Mr George Sandemar

2 and your friends, pity the condition Dr Macfarlane

2 2 0 of those for whom I now request

Mr Jo. Sandeman

1

1

Mr George Condie your charity ; and come to the

1 0 house of God, to testify your gra

Mr S. Malcolm

1 1 0 Mr Wm. Stewart

4 1 0 titude to him, for his goodness to Mr J. Chalmers

2 2 0 you, by showing kindness to some Mr Wm. Dickson

1 1 0 of the most wretched of his off- Mr Chas. Husband

1 1 0 spring."

Mr David Lumsdaine

1 0

1 This short, but energetic, address

Mr Jas. Ramsay
Dr A. Keltie

1 10 had probably a good effect on many Mr H. Lindsay

1 1 0 of the hearers. And, we are not

Mr D. Spottiswood

1 1 0 without hopes, that it will also have Mr Richardson

1 1 some influence on many readers.

We subjoin a list of subscriptions The above Thirty-two from the
lately received by Mr BONAR,

Town of Perth.
Banker, Royal Exchange, Treasu-
rer to the Asylum. And, as exam-

FROM DIFFERENT CONGRE-
ple goes even farther than precept,
it is to be hoped that this also will
have a good effect.

High Church

L. 40 00 Old Church

20 00 St Andrew's Church

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SUBSCRIPTIONS
Tolbooth Church

37 6 6 New North Church

17 4 1 Tron Church

25 9 6

Do. a Lady by Dr Simpson 1 1 0 Amount of Subscriptions formerly

Lady Yester's Church

24 50 advertised

L. 5808 1 7 Old Gray Friars Church 32 00 Mr Robert Ponton 1 0 0 New Gray Friars

14 11 6 Dav. Monypenny, Esq. Sol. Gen. 10 10 O College Church

12 0 0 Mr James Hunter

3 3 0
West Church

49 13 0 From 5 jurymen, per Mr Man

Do. Chapel of Ease

25 10 0 derson 2 12 6 North Leith Church

14 00 A Widow Lady

4 4 0 Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate 46 14 3 A Gentleman

1 1 0 Charlotte Square Chapel 55 8 0 Robert Ross, Esq. Provost for

St George's Chapel

29 12 0 the city of Perth 105 0 0 St Peter's Chapel

22 1 0 Robert Ross, Esq.

2 20 Episcopal Chapel, Blackfriars
Mr David Beatson

2 2 0
Wynd

14 13 2 Mr David Morison

2 2 0 Mr Hall's Meeting, in Rose
Mr Thomas Beatson
2 2 0 Street

17 0 0 Mr John Wright

2 20 Mr Aikman's Meeting 13 2 0 Mr L. Robertson

I lo Roman Catholic Meeting 8 16 44
Mr Patrick Stewart
I 10 Methodist Meeting

6 0
Mr John Richardson

5 5 0 Reljef Chapel, in Roxburgh
Dr James Wood
5 0 Place

23 0 3 Mr James Richardson

5 5 0 Mr Lothian's Meeting 10 0 0 Dr Alex. Slewart

1 1.0 Church meeting, head of Leith
Mo James Paton
3 3 0 Walk

13 10 0

Monthly

0

FOR BUILDING THE EDINBURGH LUNATIC

ASYLUM.

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Monthly Memoranda in Natural below the freezing point. This History.

great degree of cold will probably

be destructive to the blossom above March. DuBf this month the general importance, it must prove weather was mild, and the opera- exceedingly pernicious to newly tions of agriculture and horticul. dropped lambs. The check given ture were carried on with advan- to vegetation in general, will not, tage. By the 16th apricot blos- it is believed, be attended with any som had appeared in some places, bad effects. and even peach blossom were be

26. The severe frost still ginning to shew.

continues, the mercury at 8 this 17 A Goosander (Mergus morning standing at 24”; and havMerganser) and a Dunlin (Tringa ing been observed, more early, as alpina) were shot on the Esk and low as 21°, or 11 degrees below its banks, within the Duke of Buc- freezing. eleuch's grounds. Neither of these According to the best accounts birds are common in the vicinity which have yet reached us, this of Edinburgh. All uncommon birds heavy snow-storm has been only shot by His Grace's game-keepers local. The weather in London is are, we understand, henceforth to represented as comparatively genial be preserved and placed in glass and pleasant; and agricultural opecases, in Dalkeith House.

rations have continued to go on in Uncommon Storm of Frost and Dumfries-shire and Galloway, no Snor.--Early on the morning of snow having fallen in that direction the 19th, a sudden and heavy fall beyond the range of Lead-hills. 'In of snow took place. In about three the West, the fall does not appear hours it lay near a foot thick all to have been nearly so great as aaround Edinburgh. All kinds of bout Edinburgh. How far North country labour were therefore com- it had extended is not correctly pletely stopt.

known; but some had fallen be21. A strong gale from N. yond Aberdeen. In a southerly E. with continued snow, has render- direction, reached Berwick on ed most of the roads in this neigh the 21st, and extended to Durham bourhood impassable. In many and Carlisle, beyond which last places, the snow, where drifted, lies place it is said little had fallen. eight feet deep on the roads, hid It has seldom, we presume, haping hedges and walls from the view. pened that so great a fall of snow The mail-coaches could no longer and cold of such intensity, have tà make their way, even with six hor- ken place so late in the season, ses. In the valleys about Arthur's after the sun has been some time Seat hills, thesnow, in some hollows, in Aries, and his rays have acquiris from 15 to 20 feet deep.

ed great influence. - 22. The London Mail came Even now (27th March) all the into and left town this day on horse. lakes and pools are thickly frozen back, the roads being so blocked over; and to see boys skating on up by snow as to be totally impas- the North Loch ditches, on Good sable to coaches.

Friday, is perhaps rather a novelty, - 23. The snow ceased; but this evening an intense frost set in; Canonmills, 27th 7 the mercury in Fahrenheit's ther, March 1812. mometer falling to 230 or 9 degrees

Memoirs

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Memoirs of the Progress of Manu- fat wick arranged in this manfactures, Chemisiry, Science, and ner, side by side, supplied with the Fine Arts,

oil, and covered with a large glass

which rose several inches above the A

Paper by Count Rumford, has flame, yielded as much light as 40

been read at the Royal So. candles !
ciety, on the nature of light. The
Count, firmly persuaded that it is

M. Blanchard, a watch-maker at of great commercial importance to

Portentru, announces, as the fruit increase the quantity of light, and of thirty-four years of labour and that this luminous power has no dis- study, a repeating watch, with a tinct material existence, proceeded This new scapement is intended to

new scapement and movement. to make a number of experiments on wax tapers and the photometer. He regulate with the utmost accuracy, began by weighing the combustible the motion of the balance-wheel by matter consumed or transformed

diminishing considerably the numduring a given time, and compared that the ordinary scapement gives

ber of oscillations. It is well known the quantity of light emitted in pro- 17,360 hourly; this of M. Blanchportion to the wax burnt. In nine such experiments he satisfied him- diminution is founded the superior

; this self that the light emitted bore no invariable proportion to the quan- formance. With these advantages

accuracy and steadiness of pertity of combustible matter consum- the inventor has connected another, ed'; but that with small tapers, that the repeating movement is acwhich yielded very little light, ted upon by the same motive printhere was a very considerable in'crease of heat. Here he was in- ciple as actuates the wheel-work.

And further, the moving power by duced to make some observations on the nature of heat, or heated which the watch acts, is capable of bodies, so far as their luminous being exerted during seven days, qualities were concerned ; all of

without being wound up. which, he thought, tended to con- A patent has been obtained in firm his opinion, that there is no the United States, for a new mode such matter in existence as light, of tanning. In the specification, it and that the philosophers may for is stated, that sheep-skins can be ever torture their imaginations tanned in 12 or 16 hours ; calfabout its nature and qualities, with skins from about 24 to 50 hours, out being the wiser. "He observed, after being deprived of their liair; that no person ever looked for the upper leather from three to five nature and properties of sound in days; and sole leather from 5 to 15 fulminating powder, and it is equal. or 20 days, according to the thickly idle to look for those of light in

ness of the hides. combustible bodies. He has how- The city of-Catania, which is not ever made a very philanthrophic and more than seven leagues from the important discovery, namely, a crater of Ætna, has again been polyflame lamp, consisting of a strongly menaced by the torrents number of burners, with wicks of lava, with wich the valley of flat like a ribbon, and so pla- Nusara has been filled. The stream ced one by the side of another, of lava flowed within one league of that the air can pass between the walls of the city, which the in them, at the same time that they habitants in their first alarms aban are duly supplied with oil. Some doned.

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Trial of John Skelton for robberies within the head of the Fleshmarket or the morning of the New Year's Close; that he was never spoken day.

to on the High Street by any per

son, till he was within the head of
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY. the Fleshmarket Close.
Mo
TONDAY the 2d of March It being stated in the indictment,

came on before this Court, that the robbery of Mr Edmonston
the trial of John Skelton, appren- was committed on the High Street,
tice gunsmith, accused of commit- when it appeared from the evidence
ting the three following robberies, to have been committed within the
on the night of the 31st of Decem- Fleshmarket Close, the Solicitor
ber last, or morning of the 1st of General, on the part of the Crown,
January 1812-viz, Ist, Knocking waved this part of the charge a-
down and robbing George Edmon- gainst the prisoner.
ston, clerk to Mr David Ramsay, Walter Robertson, stoneware
printer, of a black watch ribbon, merchant, West Bow, being next
and a watch-key of gold, which al- examined, stated, that, about twelve
so formed a seal, having a Corneli- o'clock, he left his house, in com-
an stone set therein : 2d, For rob- pany with another gentleman, to go
bing Mr Walter Robertson, stone- to Nicolson Street, and, when turn.
Fare merchant, West Bow, on the ing past Mr Blackwood's shop, on
South Bridge, of a silk twist watch the South Bridge, he saw a man
chain, with a brass scal, and brass knocked down, who fell between
key: and Sd, For robbing Mr Wil- the other gentleman and him, and
liam Jolly, student of divinity, on he was immediately assaulted by
the South Bridge, of a green silk the rioters, and forced against the
purse, mounted with steel, contain- wall, when he was robbed of his
ing a written line from Dr William pocket book, containing fourteen
Ritchie, to Professor Jameson, in quinea notes, and seventeen one-
favour of the said Mr Jolly. pound-notes, and hiş watch-chain.

George Edmonston, clerk to Mr. He was 'attacked by between forty David Ramsay, printer of the and fifty lads, who were all young Edinburgh Evening Courant, stat- men, none of them in his opinion ed, that

he was on the High Street more than twenty years of age. ga the 31st; and, about eleven The witness identified his watcho'clock at night, when crossing chain, seal, and key. When he from the south side to the Flesh- was first attacked, he intreated market Close, where his sister lived, them not to use him ill, on a new he was followed by several people, year's morning, and said he would who demanded money of him, but, give them some money to drink his without giving him time to deliver health ; but, while putting his hand it, knocked him down, and left him into his pocket, to give them molying in a stair, all wet with blood ; ney, his coat was tore open, and that, when he recovered his senses, his pocket-book taken away. He he found that an attempt had been received a stroke with a stick, that made to rob him of his watch; but, struck off his hat, which he lost; the swivel breaking, he only lost and he just got off while another the ribbon and seal. Was shewn a blow was aiming at him. seal and ribbon, and said they were William Jolly, student of divi

Being particularly nity, stated, that between twelve examined as to the place where he and one o'clock, of the 1st January, was attacked, he stated that it was he came along the South Bridge, March 1812

and

his property.

and was attacked by à party of or not: that they attacked the po about three dozen, between the liceman at Greenside Place; that the Cowgate Arch and Tron Church, party went down a lane into Mr who demanded a shilling to drink Allan's ground, and some of them his health ; but he told them he climbed the trees and broke sticks, had no money. On this, two of the and thinks Skelton and Gun were stoutest of them held his arms, among those who climbed the trees, while a smaller one searched his as they had no sticks at first ; that pockets. Several of them cried out he saw Skelton with a smail branch to knock him down, but two objec- of tree that was made into a stick; ted to that, as he was a country that they were all provided with lad. To convince them he had no sticks, and then all proceeded up money, he took out a small green the lane to Leith-street; - Johnpurse, and shook it; but it was im- stone proposed to take stones to mediately snatched violently from throw at the police, but none of him. The purse contained a line them were thrown; that some time from the Rev. Dr Ritchie to Pro- after they met about a dozen of the fessor Jameson. The witness iden- police, on which the party distified both the purse and the line persed, after which he did not see it contained; said he was twice Skelton. Some time after he heard struck, but he did not fall farther, Skelton's name called out on the than his knee.

South Bridge, but did not see him; Walter Alexander, apprentice to that he saw several gentlemen atJames Brown, shoemaker, Calton- tacked on the Bridges and High street, deponed, that he knows the Street, but is not sure whether it pannel, and saw him on the last was before or after he heard Skelnight of the year at the head of ton's name called; that he saw a Woodsworth's lane, Calton, along person knocked down near Mr with James Johnstone, mason, K. Blackwood's shop, South Bridge, M-Kenzie, the two Clerks, Ellis, but does not recollect the time; and Campbell, apprentices to a that he saw a gentleman knocked carver and gilder. Johnstone desired down at the head of North Bridge, him to bring out a stick, and the a policeman was also knocked down witness brought out two, but did near the Fountain Well, and anot know for what purpose the nother policeman at the head of the sticks were got; that Johnstone was Fleshmarket Close, but this was a leader, and the witness supposed before what happened at Mr Blackhimself and the others were to as- wood's shop, South Bridge.-Besist him; that there was a conver- fore quitting the witness box, he sation among the party about tak- received a very suitable exhortation ing gentlemen's hats, both before from the Lord Justice Clerk as to and after Skelton joined them, but his future conduct. he did not understand that the Kenneth M.Kenzie, apprentice sticks were to be used against to Mr Donaldson, confectioner, gentlemen; that there was a plan to Leith Street, deponed, that he does attack the police, but does not not know the pannel, and did not know by whom it was proposed -- see him on the last night of the thinks he saw Skelton lift a lemon year ; that he was in company with box from Mr Ninimo's door, at Johnstone, the two Clerks, Walker, Greenside Place, and it was thrown Gun, Grant, Alexander, and some at a policeman, but is not quite others, that evening, several of certain whether it was the pannel whom he did not know; that all the

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