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] HATTON-GAROEN.— DBSPBRATE ESCAPE RROM AM OFFICER.—Tuesday, in consequence of information tieiog sent to this office of an ex. tensive robbery being committed in the house of Mr. Dal/iel, cabinet-maker, Great James-street, Bedford-row, Wainright, (an active officer of fhts «?sfabli»hmeot) has been in search of a lad about I fi ) earl of age, named James Holdaway, suspected of being connected with the robbery. On receiving intelligence that he was to be found St. lvaitiright hastened there, and saw him in the passage of No.6, Chambers. The lad recognising him, ran oil stairs, pursued by the officer, enteied the upper chamber, bolted fl>e door, and got out oil the parapet, which he ran along for several yards, and then let himself down by a pipe oil the tootil of soDie houses. He climbed across a number of these with the greatest activity, and at last dropped from the parapet of a house two stories high, into Old Bos well-court. On his descent he reaiiined lor a minute powerless, and then ran Oil with his body, however, quite doubled.— Though many persons witnessed (he leeilet they were all so confounded in amazement at this act of desperation, that nobody thought of Hopping the who accordingiy escaped. Cuaioirs CAig OF APPEAL.—At the Middle- vex Sessions, on Thursday, an appeal was aUide from the parish of Topsham, Devon, against the parish ol St, Giles, London, for having illegally removed two pauper children. named Fay, from the. respondent to the appellant parish, which are supposed to be ?k»ir legal settlement, Mr. Andrews called the father of the paupers, who swore that he was born at Xew York, in America, and had never gained any settlement iu Ku gland. Mr. Adolphus cross examined hict^, ir. the Ku gland. Mr. Adolphus cross examined hil11. in !he course of which he declared he should not kt> .<w his own father. He was quite sure he was not born fit Culmstoclc, in Devonshire. John Fay, all 0111 grey headed man, waa (he,) confronted with fhr last witness, auil swore he was his son Jack, bhd that lie was 19 years young- er than himself; that he was born at Cnlinatock, and ai the age of 19 he enlisted into the Marines with Sergeant Davey, and after I I yean absence from Knghmd, he returned to Cultitsiock, wtiert, he m;<rried. John Fay, the son, protested the old man was not his fattier, nor was lie ever in tbe Marines lie hail servcil oil bOlinl a ouu of w- he liury- í dice, I Chairman—Old tnaa, how lonj is it siace jou saw your son Jack? Old Mvit-l'tiii feeti years,' Sir. Chairman—Are you sure he is your son ? Old "tiau-I was always told so,—( J lawh.) The Court ordered the case to iiiand over till next Selijons. and that some of the old inhabi- tants ol Culiiistork sho-ld he brought forward to identify the old man's sous. MARI.BO!IOUGH-STREET.-—Tuesday a man of genteel appearance an(I (naniters, about 40 years of age, wa., brought to this office upon a charge of stealing a valuable time-piece, under tbe fol- lowing Ci(CUII)il&Dceit :-He, at first, gave his name John Moms; but on being searched, and a letter found in his pocket, addressed Lewis Morris Ashfield, Esq. be aclwowledged that this latter was his real name. A porter, in the employ of Mr. Abbof, the auctioneer, in Condu i I. SI reel, slated, that he was Tuesday morning engaged with others of Mr. Abbot's men, iu submitting to ptiblic view, the furniture of a house in Cleveland-court, where a sale was to take p1,"ce on Wednesday, aDd among tile number or visitors was the prisoner, who in- spected all the furniture it) he (jiffereiii apart- ments; but he had scarcely quilted the house after doing so, when the witness missed the time-piece produced, off the drawing-room chim ney stand, and baring seen it there only a minute before the prisoner left the room, he instantly suspected and pursued him into St. James s- street, where he came up with him, and took the '•me piece from under his coat, where it was concealed. He brought him back to tbe bouse, and gave him in charge to a constable. On being asked by Mr. Consul, the magistrate, what he had to urge in defroue of 'his charge. The priioner, who seemed deeply affected at his situation, said that he was driven to the commission of this offence by the most poignant distress and the roost intense suffering from bun- getvnot having taliled fOlld for nearly two whole days. oil beis,a asked, to give some account of hi* way of life, he said that he had been for ge- weral years an officer of dragoons, and bad been Aide.de-Camp to his uncle, who II a General Officer iu the service, and is married to a lady of high a rank as any in this country, Slote the peace, he (the prisoner) had been in business at Liverpool, in partnership with hit father, an ex- tensive merchant there; hut being unsuccessful in his pursuits, he has latterly been in a stafe of great misery and want, and was induced to take the time-piece to raise as much for the moment as would procure him a meal, and intending to return it the moment he could release it from pawn. He hoped the magistrate would over- look his offence, or at all events admit him to bail. Mr, Conant said that he had no power to do either one or the other. He was very sorry to see a person of his connexions in so disgraceful» situation; but it was his (Mr. Cooaot's) duty to commit him for trial. He was accordingly com- mitted. A short time ago, a young man, the son of a respectable inhabitant or the parish of Carew, Pembrokeshire, while going about the fields with his father's dogs, started a hare, and after a considerable course, puss, in order to escape from her pursuers, took refuge in a cottage, which she entered through a hole in the door; the rete-gat being discovered, every precaution was taken to secure the object of pimuit, when, after a long and apparently vain search, it was discovered that puss, for her better security, had entered a large jug, which the poor woman of the cot had for the purpose of carrying water. FIRI? DAmp.-A.n unlearned elan, but clever mechanic, of this town, (Stafford,) named Geo. Lovot, is anxious to communicate to his country- men a scheme for lessening the danger from that dreadful accident-the explosion of ilre damp in coal-mines. The remedy which has suggested it- self to his mind is, the employment of bellows, to be worked by the steam engine. Six or seven ordinary pair of forge bellows might he required to produce the proper effect. They might be placed one or two hundred yards from the shaft. Atmospheric air is intended to be propelled by a main pipe down the shaft, and thence conducted by smaller pipes, having regulating stop cocks to Itiose parts of the mine where the colliers are at work. The stream of air will have a force equal to a common current above ground. The fire damp will thus be dislodged from the situation occupied by the miners, or so much diluted as to render it harmless and ultimately, being lighter than atmospheric air, be forced out at the mouth of the ijit,-StalTuid Advertiser. SAFETY-LAMP.—We liaveseen an ingenious and we think an important, improvement in Sir Humphry Davy's samj) just made by Mr. Thos. Cox, brass founder, ii) Gateshead, II) the original, a nire, culled the picker, i* introduced into the gauze tube from the bot- tom, for the purpose of regulating the wicii entirely on the approach of danger. Mr. Cox's improvement consists in the addition of a thort tube, perforated with a number of small holes, closed at the top, and 11toacect within the tube of the Davy, at the part of the lamp, iu such a mannet a. to pre- vent the elongation of the Eame. To tlji* tube a wire i* likewise attached from the bottom, by which it is regulated. It differs, however, essentially from the picker, at. by being drawn down, it not only estiagaishea the flame ()fti wick but it also completely extinguishes ibwftue Urtne of (he in 11 a anna hie gas, which always fills the lamp just before ah explosion lakes place. It ano-wers-, io a moment of great danger, precisely the same purpose as the esluigishcr attached to an or- dinary chamber candlestick. From (his, therefore, it will appear that considerable credit is due to Mr. Cox, all his additión, i. evidently calculated to make what was before considered 3 eafty-lamp, safer; and it certain. fy seems not a little remarkable, that Sir Humphry Davy should have rented satisfied with his pickef, which only put out the flame of the wick, while it left the dangerous IJarno of the inflammable gas burning, as it were,, in triumph. But still we do not place im- plicit taith in the On, tamp, cven with this improvement; nay, we conceive that the lite of the poor miner is yet left in consider- a^jeopurdy. The Davy Jamp, ;t u ||ap#i not generally known, liautpeoded m Ihe pit from a nail which is driven info the coal, near the place where the pitman is working. As the. case at present sfands, when theeollier per* ceiveg the approach ol danger, be w according to the improvement, to draw down the new by which all he may dlClI retreat in safety. But how is he to he aware of the Approach of danger tlsme in his lamp, it is irue, becomes unsteady J, hilI if he continue so intent upon his work aq not to heed this intimation in time, and that should seem not improbable, then all such contrivances. are helpless and unavailing.—Tyrae Mercury.



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