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SELECTIONS, We are sorry that no certain accounts have j yet been received respecting the Hon. W. F. Eden, the lion of Lord Auckland, who has been n'issing ever since Friday se'iiuight. He was a young mau. of such wild and trauquii i-li his eircuma'taiicess t ahd living in such happiness wi h Ms p-irefflts, I that. it is hardly po„.iJe that any tinu I but liilifl accident coiiiU be the occasion of Ins disappearance. An accoiijif, indeed was [j-t,ce*r'ed from Bedfordshire, that a-Stranger marly answering the description^ liden,' had been detained by a AT-i^i«|.vdeTundcr the ] notion of a temporarj dr:chie.t, as his) manners were singular and an is Voite (jowil to see if it be Mr. Edet. 5 but without I hopes, as no traces of mental infirmity have j ever been observed m h im. Two bodies have j been found, one in the Thames, and one in 1 [ ii! UnF- neither ot thein prove to be that of thegieiitifemah sought for. Placards arc posted tsp every where, offering a reward ot 100 guineas to discover him alive, or. of 50 guineas if au accident.shatl have -h'»opened to him. I We aiiudcd to another defak-ation which had taken i) lace in a high, department of Go- verument, in open violation of one of the' sa' iufary Acts of Parliament introduced;by the present Marquis of Lansdowne, when Cban- I ceUor of the Exchequer. Joseph liur, Esq M. P. for QiieenboroitgSi, Treasurer of the Ordnance' (one of the Gen tlemell bred in the school of Mr. ilitt") is the man. He has re- signed hi* Office as Treasurer hist we do not understand that he has yet applied for fh«' Chiltern Il,uti(li-eds.-Iii tiie beginning- of bi week, the Bank refused payment-o.fThe dratls in this department, and Government was thereby discredited; but we understand that 200,0001. ot the money withdrawn has; been replaced, and the rest is pronwsed forthwith. The matter was discovered by the Auditors of MHilary Accounts, when, to a question put by them to the Public Accountant, he an- swered in the very %voj,d another friend of Mr. Pitt, that fie in.ust decline iiiisweriug a question lhalllliht erimillate hinlS(If" ° Singular l)>rposlor.—Oti Thursday the ISth inst. as brown, Esq. of <Ark-4Iull, iiear Coventry, was walking over his gro»mds-< he met with, a person in leniaie attire, who, ap pea red in great distress, saying she had lost her road, her apparent dishessed Situation operating upon the bcneyoient feehngsofMr. iJ, he took her to his house and relieved her necessities. The coming on, she strongly solicited a bed, which was granted. Part 01 the family to rest, leaving a servant up to make the apparent afflicted ob- ject a lew articles of necessary clotiiitig but, to the astonistjnioit oi Use servant, before she had completed the garments-, she heard the stranger coming down shurs; on which she immediately secured herself in a closet, from which she could perceive the guest lay a brace of pistols and a dagger on the table, then to unlock the front door, and go out in search, as she supposed, of 11 or companions in the interim, the servant had the courage to lock ihe door, secure the ptslois, and dagger, and by that means Liie house froa) being plundered. It evidently appears that their guest was aIHall in female dress. As very erroneous opinions are entertained relative to the French ports being open-, it nlay be useful to mallY persons to know that our Government have for sorne time past re- j'ktivd to grant licences, permitting the impor- tation of wine, brandy,'geneva,.clover-seed, and other articles, which are the superabiuid ant native produce of Fiance and Holland, (corn and burr stoat's excepted), and., it ap- pears that the licences lately granted in France expressly allowing their exportation, have in no shape induced Government to relax in jtireir orders for strict Ijr preventing their intro- Z, duction into this country. It may also be remarked, from the tenor cftiie answers now given at the Treasury, that applications for the revival of this trade are perfectly useless, and when we consider lhat it has been carried 011 so manifestly to the disadvantage of this country; by giving the enemy, under the mask 1 ofneutrahtytan enormous rate of freightage,by giving a vent for their most important arti- cles of commerce, employing the seamen of their allies and dependants, and draining us of otir specie to a most alarming extent, upon what principle could such a trade be con- tinued. A family, consistiug of the father, mother, and daughter, died last October, in the Com- mune of 'Portels, in France, from eatieg. champignions, which they procured from an old woman who-was in the habit of collecting them for sale. The old woman herself, though she had eaten a quantity of the same kind of champignions at several meals, experienced no disagreeable consequences. It was found, upon inquiry, that she was intoxicated with sour wine at all her meais, and the effect of vegetable acids, in couiiteraciing. narcotic co,iii, 11- it, poisons, is well knovtn. As the 'inhabitants i had used the same species of mushrooms ioi food in former seasons, without any bad effect, the French naturalists suggest that they may have contracted their deleterious properties from i he slate of the atmosphere. For some time Ihe curiosity of the Parisian^ has been gratified by Messrs. Francohi, with a spectacle truiy extraordinary-—that of the most shy and timid animal, a stag, tamed and trained to the same performances as ILe most docile and courageous horse. Led hy his in- structor, the docile animal advances into the areua, jookmg round 011 every side with an air equally expressive of'gentleness and inlel- iigefiw. At the command of his master he bends his knees, and respectfully bows his head. M. Frauconi gets upon his back, cracks his whip, and fires pisiols, at which the animal shows neither fear nor alarm. After this first experiment he is iefi to himself, and made to perform the exercise of the me- nage" like the best trained horse. He sets off at full gallop turns and stops with won- | deriul agilil j, and even clears two horses .u I once. Al ter every performance he stands si ill, fixes his ey es on his waster, and endeavours to discover from his looksif he is satisfied. M. Franconi then goes up to him, pals him, and bestows other caresses, for which the gentle animal testifies Ihe highest grulifude. In the hist place, a triumphal arch, charged with fire-works, is erected in the middle of the air: It is set on fire, and the sfag impalienl. for the signal, starts-off as soon as it is .IN( and passeslwiee under the blazing arch, amidst the shouts ami applause of the spectators. The Hon. George Villiers succeeded a: Payniasler of the Mantles, fo Gabriel kwarl, Esq. in 1792, and from that time to the pre- scutj it appears his accounts have uever been i settled. His first Clerk was Edintind Waters, E>>q. and it is said, that t'Te management of the office was left very much to that gentle- -man. rhe practice was, to appiv by estimate for a sum, prospectively, for the-service ,of the. moiith to come, and a floating fund was thus permitted to remain in the hands of five Paymaster to. an immense amount. iNIr. Vil- liers indulged in agricultural experiments, and had his lesiJence (by the peculiar favour of his Majesty) in Cranbourge Lodge, which has been fitted up for him at aw enormous expence. I uc spcouIux\oos of* Mr. Vv fliers huvc pot been confined to any one branch of adven- ture, but have b-en illolorit)ttslv extended to aimosl every speciej ol .ii.uLc. He has beeOf at one and the samo time a merchant, yfle lacturer, contractor, broker, buiid.r, iron- monger, stage mnu ■ .■ r. p..priei or of a SUli- day Newspaper, waichouse. :m, dealer and Chapman, &c. and is. for<umiteiy for the a(' count to he rend'end, just returned from » trading vqy,i;e to America. i! is the sam« Mr. Waters who supplied th O;>er-i:hoiis« wilh.necessaries upou com(n!se\>:i, duritifft i direc'iotj of Mr. GouM, and .w s anpomf- his snu <. is.ii, 1 l e vii 1 antl n>iiHipt-" ,concerns m wh th Air. Vi!ire sand 1 were ell,-p e,f d some fie, loan li'quiFy 111I0 he .iccout; of Hi1 (jti by flip Saw fSoar.j; ai!(» itjippeared that buM'K" h« oim;'d for of 284,0001. as haT.e sf,m.d, Vva» -due to the public at 'ite < of 1804. How much it has -iicrc.,ised or di nished sitice tune has not yet been ie;. out but it is, said, i 1 at wf- V vlliers s ticcifn current he bas shewn that .certain sums b tv. from time to time, been transferred''to tt » heads of service, which reduces Ihe balance due by bism, si. the end of 1804, to about! -at-id that ])Is iT,e.s(i cotyplicl- ted., that it Will require a considerable timer lo make up to day. Not withstanding Ihe confident rumours cir- culated by some of the relatives of Artim* G'toinnor, lhat he was apptrinted by Bona' purfe Grand Duke of Hanover, and however disposed that Monarch might be to adoiit an/ measures, he conceived most gallir.wio the feelings of our beloved Sovereign, it is trut:, that O'Connor is not in the,confidence n;;r fr* vour of Huonapai ie, but lives retired at some 11 o I- Lt ii cc t, o i u Pt r' short distance from Paris, with no other sup- port from the French Government than the ha 1 f- pay of Gehera 1 of i 1] vision. lie never was entrusted in France with-the actual com- mand of any force, and even his countrymen :<M!fe!ow t'xiics, M'.Niven and others, decid- edly objected to hold any confidence or i»* tercoiiisii with equally a traitor lo their cause as he was to that of his native Govern' meat. Shrewsbury,-— An inquest was held hist Friday, before Mr. George Wrngfieid, coronei'i on the body of Elizabeth'Williams, servant 1" Mrs. Ridley, .of St. Alk'mond's-square, in tli town It appeared by the evidence of the said Mrs. Ridley, that Ihe girl seemed ralher. unwell 011 the that at 110011 she weill to bed,and ale Only some broth* which was taken to her iu a saucepan that in the evening of the same day, her daughter went -ind hired an of her servant, and 011 Iheif way home they called on lvj)t7, whell he arrived at the house, found tlle se"- V alllrleinL: The new servant I hell earned I he; deceased np stairs and placed her oil a with her clothes on, and she reimmiefi in lha* st.ite fi'!i::e following Thursday.—Mrs. stated lhat her reason for thus leaving w corpst; w.is, that the father mi»ht see her t! e slaU- in which she expired." When ques- tioned w ay she did not inform the sister Ihe deceased, who lived in town ? —she repli^ that she had forgot where to find her. Whert asked what food had been given the girl the [ day before, she answered—broth for break' l fast and supper, and bung beef for diniie" 1 Ibis last assertion, however, was disproved bY the appearance of the beef, which hadoot been cut, The father of the girl, who lives at Gun,. field, near Pool, deposed that his daugbt<* 1 was 15 years old f that it wa» her first place 0' service that he knew not of her death till ht entered the honse, on Thursday evening, wbef be found her on the bed, with her clothes o0» that lie came to town in e of d letter from Mrs. R. written on Tuesday, received by him the following day, iu'whfc'1 he was mformed that his daughler was ill, though at thai Lme actually dead.— The next witness was Jane VV iiliams ofROSg ball Ii'eath, who said that a daughler of hC had formerly lived with Mrs. Ridley, and Pe( aenerai food was broth i-, ade, of beeps liver, and flour puddings: she was always locked 11'' in the house whilst her mistress anddaugb^. dined, or went from hoine, and was fasted iu the brew-house to do her work 'that s'!<; came away ill, and continued so half a year, An adjoitting neighbour lo Mrs. Ridley sfat^* that nine. days, ago she had heard, for hours, violent groans in the back part of MrSj j li's. premises where it. appeared the dece<lSit' had been confined, and esposed to aa inci*. inem i.itghf, in consequence ol having pia1'- ■small emits, instead of i.irge, upou the kit'1] en fire. — The sister of tiie dee ast d a'iso S'a* ted, that she iiru) called 10 see her, but t,li1 toid she was from home she expressed to wait till her return, but was not al «>wr^ j a tiine. AVSS fiAed for her to ?ii again, but she comd not iea^e home that Ai; acquaint nice ot ilie deceased < lhat the girl h;»d wept, a;,d co,.iit)l.,Iillc.j hunger and 'hard <tsage-. of The cort'mer called a surgeon, who was 0 :• opiiiuni tiiat fhe h./dy was in a putrid st»!e' and that nothing could be ascertained J'" cpening the sfouiai I,. This being the ca^f 'the jury, after a pal'out investi^alion ot hours, recorded the following verdict; ihe tfereaseti had departed ihis life on Mond^ IheJijtei-ii'Ji of January infant, bui lhol evidence had been produced i-jt shew to .the thai the deceased had died otherwise than by j visitation of i'od: but ih.ut they, had reason in suspect the deceased, had been iu'P1 peril/ treated by h<'r -mix tress" g, Mrs. V, idley, v bo has a genteel it'1"0^). lier t unconcern and ^l the verdict was lead, she kneeled down, begged ihe clemenc> of Ileaven n M, ¡¡J,t. friends, its Oil I)(' Notwithslandiug the laudable.' exertion*, j many persons, liie populace vi 11 warrafi j t. assembled, and broke (Lic wiudows of house-i i

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