were to pay:

her own confession, she was dischar. cess.—The plaintiff, in this case, a ged.

vender of milk, sought to recover from PRICE OF FLOUR.-On Friday a the defendant, a professor of chemistgreat number of country bakers, resi- ry, ll. 163., the amount of a milk score. dent within the bills of mortality, were The defendant offered to pay one half summoned before the Lord Mayor, of the sụm demanded into court, but some for neglecting to make their refused to pay any more on the followweekly returns at the Cocket Office, ing grounds :and others for making false returns He said, that having remarked the when they came to shew their meal. Auid purchased of the plaintiff, for man's bills of parcels for the flour they some time past, had assumed more of had bought. Many of them had re the sky-blue than of the milk white in turned five shillings a sack more than its hue, and that it was much thinner they had paid, or meant to pay. His than that nutritious aliment called milk lordship explained to them, that the ought in its nature to be, he felt a litact of parliament empowered him to tle curious to solve this unusual appeare infict a fine of 201. upon every

baker ance,

d, in order do so, he deterwho was found guilty of making false mined to analyse a small quantity of it, returns. Some pleaded poverty, and by way of experiment; he accordingignorance of the act of parliament; and ly took a pint of it, smoking from the others, that they had sent their weekly plaintiff's pail, and retired with it to returns without knowing what they his laboratory, where, by the result of

Several of them were a nice chemical process, he ascertain. fined 10 s. and the expences.

ed to the greatest accuracy, that fiveIt deserves to be generally known, eighths of the fluid he had received as that by two acts of parliament, of 1808 milk was simple water, one eighth chalk, and 1810, every baker and seller of and two eighths pure milk. Hethought, bread, in town or country, is required therefore, in offering to pay the plainto have scales fixed in his shop, and tiff half his demand, he satisfied all the proper weights of the assize weight of justice of the case. the different loaves in general use, (viz. The commissioner enquired of the quartern and half-quartern, in Lon. defendant, 1st, If he could prove that don and within ten miles ; and half. the plaintiff himself had diluted the peck, quartern, half-quartern, eighteen- milk to that extent, or that he was penny, one shilling, six penny, and aware such a quantity of water had threepenny, beyond ten miles from been put into it? And 2dly, Whether London ;) and any person buying a the plaintiff's milk was worse in quali

may require to see it weighed in ty than the milk usually sold this his

presence, and if found deficient, metropolis at the same price? have another loaf, or the deficiency

The defendant said, he was not pre. made

up with other bread. And in pared to prove either of these points. case the baker, or bread seller, does The plaintiff offered to swear he had not comply with these particulars, he only diluted the milk with one-third forfeits 10 8. or less, as a magistrate water, which, he said, he was authorimay think fit. The proper weight of sed to do by a certain act of parlia. the different sized loaves may be known ment, and, on his conscience, he belieby the assize papers put up publicly ved his milk was richer than that sold in bakers' shops in general.

by nine out of ten of his fellow milk. 29tb.-COURT OF REQUESTS. sellers. Brown v, Smidtz. ----Chemical Pro. Under these circumstances, the court


ordered the defendant to pay the full Highness, accompanied by Lords amount of the plaintiff's demand, to Moira, Dundas, and Keith, arrived in gether with full costs of suit.

the Palace-yard of St James's in his The Royal Navy Asylum, at Green- carriage. The guard of the day was wich, under the patronage of govern- drawn out, with the colours flying, ment, is now nearly finished, and has and the drums and fifes playing. The a very elegant appearance when view- Prince was received with the same hoed from Greenwich Hospital. It is nours as his Majesty would have been. at present calculated to contain 1000 His Royal Highness proceeded up the children, but it is proposed to extend grand staircase, and entered the royal the establishment to 2000.

closet. He took his seat in the front 30th.-A fatal pugilistic contest of the right side, when the service of took place on Wednesday se'nnight, at the day commenced, which was read Rollestone, near Burton-upon-Trent, by the Rev. Mr Pridden, as was the in the county of Stafford. On the litany by the Rev. Mr Hayes. On preceding evening, Charles Beale, a the Bishop of London (the dean of farmer, from Stretton, and Stringer the chapel,) and the Rev. Mr Holmes Tonks, a basket-maker, of Repton, (the sub-dean) entering the altar" to having quarrelled, agreed to meet the read the communion service, they turnnext day at Rollestone, to decide their ed to the royal closet, and made obei. dispute. The constable of the parish sance to the Prince, in the same manwas present as stake-holder. The com ner that they would have done if the batants fought with a determination King had been there. The sermon was and courage seldom witnessed, until preached by the Rev. Mr Madley, from the 31st round, when Tonks struck the 4th chapter of the Acts of the Beale a dreadful blow under the ear, Apostles, and 12th verse : “Neither and death terminated the fight. is there salvation in any other : for

31st.- QUALIFICATION OF THE RE- there is none other name under HeaGENT. On Saturday it was communi- ven given among men, whereby we cated at the Lord Chamberlain's office, must be saved.” and to those who have the manage After which the anthem of « God ment of the Chapel Royal, that it was is our hope and strength,” was sung. the intention of his Royal Highness At the conclusion of the anthem, the the Prince of Wales to receive the sa. organist struck up a solemn voluntary crament yesterday at the Chapel Royal, on the organ; and at a quarter past St James's, agreeably to the directions two o'clock his Royal Highness deof the bill, to qualify him to take up- scended from the royal closet, followon himself the office of Regent. It ed by the above three noble lords up was signified that it was his Royal the aisle of the chapel; his Royal High. Highness's wish to be received in as ness took his seat under the canopy, private a manner as possible ; however, and the three lords took their seats on it was thought some preparation was the opposite side of the altar. The necessary, and a number of workmen dean, after taking the sacrament himwere employed to affix a crimson velvet self, administered it to his Royal Highcanopy at the left side of the altar, ness, to the three noble lords, and Mr which was always prepared when their Madley, who had preached. At the Majesties were in the habit of attend. conclusion of the service, the dean ing at that chapel to receive the sacra- bowed to his Royal Highness, who

then left the altar; and when he got About twelve o'clock, his Royal into the aisle, he turned and bowed to


the dean and sub-dean, as did the no ascertained that the stays and other ble lords. On his Royal Highness's property had been stolen from a shop leaving the chapel to get into his car in Cranbourn-alley, which had been riage, he was received with the same broken open a short time since; they military honours as when he entered; in consequence returned to the house, and the yard was nearly filled with when they found the occupier had abspectators, who greeted his Royal sconded they, however, seized the Highness with acclamations, and cheer- stays, &c., and they have since been ed him with huzzas as he left it. identified as the same stolen from the

On Monday morning, as the cap- shop in Cranbourn-alley. ' A relative tain of a Dutch vessel, which had of the pretended pastry-cook has been wrecked on her passage from Os- since applied to the stay-maker, offertend, was enquiring his

way in West- ing him a sum of money not to appear minster for the Alien office, he unfor- against his relative, for which he has tunately enquired of some sharpers, been held to bail. who informed him he was too early to On Friday last, a servant girl of obtain a passport, the office not being Lieut. Col. Kent's, at the army depot, open'; and prevailed on him to go with Isle of Wight, poisoned herself by tathem into a public house in Charles- king arsenic. It appeared in evidence street, where they were joined, as usual, she was five months with child, and it by another of their gang; and contri. is thought she only meant to destroy ved by play, and borrowing money, to the child. She told the surgeon who defraud him of 351.

attended her she took it on purpose to On Tuesday, four women and two destroy herself. The jury, after a few men, concerned in the robbery of Mr minutes consideration, returned a ver. Read, the jeweller, in Jermyn-street, un- dict of felo-de-se, and she was buried derwent an examination before Mr Cole in the high-road near the barracks. quhoun, at Queen-square office, when A family, consisting of an elderly it appeared in evidence, that a search

woman, two smart young females, and warrant had been obtained against a a servant, who lately occupied a house house kept by a man near St Ann's at Richmond-place, Brighton, has sudChurch, which had the appearance of denly disappeared, leaving all their bills a pastry.cook's shop, where it was with between twenty and thirty tradessuspected some of Mr Read's jewel. people (some of which are to a consilery-goods had been sold. On search. derable amount) undischarged. They ing, about a hundred pairs of stays went by the name of Hill. were found, also quantities of jean and The following ludicrous circumcalico ; but none of the articles stolenstance occurred on Tuesday week at from Mr Read's shop. There was

Bristol :-A couple of Jews being ap: very little appearance of the regular prehended-in the act of stealing several trade of a pastry.cook being carried articles from the stable of the White on, but there were strong suspicions of Hart Inn, were hauled into the yard its being used as a receptacle for stolen bytwo stout fellows, whither the whole property. The master of the house fraternity of the currycomb were imstated the stays and other goods' to mediately summoned. The long beards be the property of a bankrupt ; with of these disciples were then stuck towhich statement the officers executing gether with pitch (their hands being the warrant were satisfied, and did not previously tied behind them ;) and take the man into custody. In a short while thus face to face, a profusion of time after they left the house, they snuff, mixed with hellebore, was admi

nistered, which caused them to sneeze ly round with a rich stamped velvet, in such a manner, that by the frequent lined with the same colour.“ A bonnet and violent bobbing of noses one against to correspond, with stamped velvet the other, a copious stream of blood flower in front. Shoes of black or issued from either nostril, while the en grey

kid ; gloves of the same.--Evenraged culprits were kicking and caper. ing Dress.-An amber-colour crape ing about in all directions,

dress, with long sleeves, and frock waist,

tied with white ribband; slashed SpaAGRICULTURAL REPORT.--The nish front, let in with satin of the same very severe weather of last month has, colour, ornamented with white beads ; in some degree, injured the turnips and on the back of the dress is worn a drathe brassica species ; but, although pery of amber-colour satin hangiog short in its duration, it has rendered over the shoulders in front, or tied in the most important advantages to agri- a bow behind, which either way forms culture, by destroying the larvæ in the a pretty finish to the dress. It is nidus of the slug and insect tribes, that made just to touch the ground behind, commit great depredations upon the and is bordered with a rich satin of the tender plants in the spring. The flag same colour, edged with beads. This of the young wheats has, in exposed truly elegant dress is worn over a white situations, changed its colour from a satin slip. The cap is composed of

green to russet brown; but the amber-plated ribband and lace, edged plant has received no injury, not even with Vandyke lace, tied in a bow

on the latest sown.

The young, clovers the left side, with amber flower in and grasses have changed colour from front. Necklace and ear-rings of pearl. the same cause, but without their roots Amber satin shoes; whițe kid gloves; being in the least injured. The se- tippet of Swansdown.Walking Dress. vere frost has had the best effect on -A round high morning robe of camtenacious soils, by giving them a me- bric, with deep full trimmed collar. chanical arrangement (highly condu- A Swedish coat of lead-coloured cloth, cive to the fructification of the ensuing or black velvet, trimmed entirely round spring crops,) by enlarging the inter. with Swansdown or blue fur. A stices to permit the water to percolate Spanish pelerine of the same, fastened freely, and facilitate the progress of the in front of the throat with a motherspreading roots. The return of mild of-pearl broach ; clasps to correspond weather is also very acceptable, on ac.

for the bottom of the waist, A travel. count of the scarcity of cạttle food, as ler's hat of black or grey velvet, or it will not only prevent an increasing cloth, turned up on the left side with consumption, but will bring forward a shell ornament. Half-boots of grey the early spring crops for soiling, cloth, ?aced and bound with black which have become such valuable re- velveţ, sources in modern agriculture.

FASHIONS.---Carriage Dress.Gown of black Italian gauze worn over white, with long sleeves made high in

FEBRUARY. the neck, with antique ruff a-la Queen Elizabeth, ornamented round the bot 1st.We are sorry to state a most tom with a grey flossed silk triming. daring robbery was committed a few A mantle of French grey satin, with nights since by some villains, who forcollar fastened on the right shoulder med a raft, and crossed the moat which with black broach, and trimmed entire. surrounds Leeds Castle, the seat of

General Martin; procuring the boat, who, in order to avoid danger, gave they rowed round, and getting in at the whip to his horse, and made him the window of the kitchen, proceeded start into a canter. As soon as he to the butler's pantry, taking a quan- reached the man, the fellow made a tity of plate ; and would have carried snatch at the bridle of the horse, and off more had they not been disturbed. called to Mr H. to stop ; but the

2d. The question of privilege, swiftness of the animal occasioned the which caused the exclusion of strangers man to miss his hold. Thus disapon Thursday in the House of Lords, pointed, he exclaimed “ D-n him, I related to Lady Lecale, the widow of have missed him ;' and at the same Lord Lecale, an Irish baron, and bro- instant aimed a blow at Mr Hobson, ther of the late Duke of Leinster. with a cudgel which he had in his Her ladyship resides in the west end hand; but, luckily, hit him rather of the town, and was lately arrested smartly on the shoulder only. Mr H, for a certain sum of money. Mr Flash- escaped further injury, and thought man, of Ely.place, had been employed himself, by continuing to canter away, as attorney on the part of the plaintiff, free from danger; when, at the other and one Isaacs, a bailiff, carried the end of theswamp, he perceived another process into execution. Upon this fellow standing in the middle of the statement being communicated to the road, who, as soon as he thought Mr House of Lords, they considered it a Hobson within a sure reach, dischar. breach of the privileges of the peerage, ged at him the contents of a pistol, and the attorney and bailiff were or which providentially missed him. dered to be taken into custody, and COURT OF KING'S BENCH.--The were brought to the bar of their Lord. King v. P. Finnerty.--The judgeships' House. We understand their ment of the court being moved against Lordships' judgment to have been, the defendant, who stood convicted that the attorney and bailiff be dis- of a libel upon Lord Castlereagh, charged upon payment of their fees. Mr Finnerty appeared, and the libel The lady is related to one of the first being read, which appeared in the families in Ireland ; the sum for which Morning Chronicle, Mr Clifford, for she was arrested was 481.

the defendant, stated he had some affiOn Friday se'nnight, Mr Hobson, davits to put in. Finnerty, however, of Skendleby, went in his gigto Louth, interrupted Mr Clifford, and wished to pay a pretty considerable sum of to ask whether, if he were assisted money.

His business detained him by counsel in the former parts of the rather late, so that it was quite dark case, he was precluded from addresswhen he set out on his return home. ing them himself? The court said, When he had got out about four miles, he either appeared by counsel, or he at a part of the road called Manners- did not. If he appeared by counsel, lane, he perceived a man standing just he could not be heard himself. Finoutside of the rut. It should be ob- nerty replied, that he then wished to served, that hereabout the road passes be considered as not appearing by through a kind of swamp for 40 or 50 counsel. He put in a long affidavit, yards, which, particularly at this sea- which was partly read, when the furson of the year, prevents carriages from ther reading was interrupted by the quitting the track on the rampart. court.

The affidavit itself was of a The circumstance, therefore, of a man most violent sort; it included in it standing as we have described, created copies of affidavits of a number of a suspicion in the mind of Mr Hobson, persons made in Ireland, and arraign.

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