THE ORPHAN MAID. NOVEMBER'S hail cloud drifts away, November's sunbeam wan, Looks coldly on the castle grey, When forth comes Lady Anne. The orphan by the oak was set, Her arms, her feet were bare, The hail drops had not melted yet Amid her raven hair. And Dame," she said, by ail the ties That child or mother know, Aid one who never knew those joys, Relieve an or woe." The Lady said, An orphan's state Is sad and hard to bear: Yet worse the widow'U mother's fate, Who mourn's both Lord and Heir. J Twelve times the rolling year has sped I Since while from vengeance wild J Of fierce Strathallan's chief I fled, I Forth's eddies wtudni'ii my child." Twelve times the year its course has borne," The wand'ring maid replied, Since fishers on St. Bridget's mora Drew nets on Campsie side. St. Bridget sent no scaly spoil: An infant well nigh dead They sav'd, and rear'd in want and toil To beg from you her bread." That orphan maid the Lady kiss'd- o. My husband's looks you bear St. Bridget and her morn be blest! I r, You are his widow'd heir. The) 've robed that maid so poor and pale In silk and sandals rare And pearls for drops of frozen hail, Are glitt'ring in her hair. -¡¥,
CAPTIVITY. I As the cold aspect of a sunless way Strikes through the Traveller's frame with dead- lier chill, Oft as appears a grove, or obvious hil, Glistening with unparticipated ray, Or shining slope where he must never stray; So joys, remembered without wish or will. Sharpen the keenest edge of present ill— On the crush'd heart a heavier burthen lay, Just heaven, contract the compass of the mind To fit proportion with my altered state Quench those faculties whose light I find Burning within my bosom all too late O be my spirit, like thraldom, strait And like mine eyes that stream with sorrow biinù —HBM-
To A SSOW DROP, APPEARING VERY EARLY IN THE SEASON. Lone Flower, hemmed in with snows a white as they But hardier far, though modestly thou bend Thy front-as it such presence could offend Who guards thy slender stalk while, day by day, Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops, way- lay The rising sun, and on the plains descend ? Accept the greeting that befits a friend Whose zeal outruns his p; omi.se! Bine-eyed May Shall soon behold this border th'ckiv set With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing- On the soft west-wind and his fiolic peers; Yet will I not thy gentle grace forget Chaste Snow-drop, vent'rous harbiiigerofSpriiig And pensive monitor of fleeting yea-s
.n- SHOOTING CH. — The wugt-: between Cap- tain R-ss and Mr.B'uu% was d. ehb.l on Friday last, at Mellon. Cal,, w's to lire with a pistol, at a card the circumference of a saucer, %v\ suspended on a stick, at the aistance <m fifty vards twenty shots, t20 to J; I on each shot.— jje succeeded in hitting it in the third, thirteenth, fifteenth, and eighteenth shots, to the astonish- ment of all present. Several matches at pigeons, hy some of the Gentlemen of the Hunt, concluded the morning's diversion. -Leicestet- Journal.
BRECON C YMREIG YDD10 X. ST. DAVID'S DAY being the first anniversary of the Brecon Cymreigyddion, was celebrated with much of Cambrian feeling. The morning having been ushered in with the ringing of bells, &c. the Cymreigyddion walked in procession with leeks in their "hats to St. Mary's Church, where prayers were read in the Autient British, by the Rey. Harris, and a sermon preached in the same language by the Rev. T. Price. The So- ciety then assembled in the Town Hall, accom- panied by a great concourse of the inhabitants, when Glanmehascyn, the Society's Bard, having delivered an Ode in the Antient British, the Rev. T. Price addressed the Meeting in a speech of considerable length, and pointed out the benefi- cial tendency of national attachment. And in ad- verting to the principal object of the day, the translation of the Scriptures into the Breton Language, he observed that the Bretons from having been a people of some refinement a few centuries back, had degenerated to such a degree as to be inferior in civilization even in the scale of Roman Catholic Countries in general. If he were asked to account for this, he would say that their degradation was^accomplished by the same causes that would operate to the degrada- tion of the Principality of Wales, if suffered to proceed without any counteraction. He alluded to the conduct of the gentry of Brittany, who, since the incorporation of that Province, with the kingdom of France, had withdrawn their pa- tronage from the vernacular language of the people, and consequently left them without the means of improvement. This conduct, Mr. Price observed, had been too much pursued by the Aristocracy of Wales, and its evils were felt among us, but fortunately it had been out of fhe power of circumstances entirely to eradicate the national attachment of his countrymen. He ex- ceedingly lamented that any of the leading men of the neighbourhood should absent themselves upon such an occasion-however this made the Society the more indebted to those Gentlemen who did honor them with their presence. And he would venture to predict, that :f the Welsh- men would persevere in their purpose as he felt confident thev would, the gentry of the principa- lity would find it not only their duty, but their interest likewise, to respect these feelings of his countrymen. Among the number of those to whom the Society was particularly indebted, was the Archdeacon of Brecon-who, though prevented by indisposition from being present himself, yet had afforded them every facility for celebrating their Anniversary and had always shewn himself ready to cherish among his coun- trymen every feeling of patriotism and national attachment. The Rev. i Ilu-hes then spoke upon the good that must result from the present purposes of these Societies-and with regard to what might be effected by the distribution of the Scriptures among the Bretons, he instanced their good ef- fects among the Welsh. 0 Mr. John Powel then rose and said, that though not a Member of their Society, yet he cordially participa ed in their national enthusiasm, and ex- ceedingly admired their spirit-it was a spirit he said which ought by all means to be encouraged, as it had already effected much for his country- men, especially those who resided at a distance from their native country. He instanced the Welsh School in London, and felt confident that ,it,* or the cultivation of the same national spirit could I not fail of being productive of the most benef- icial eiFects in our own country. lie concluded by saying, that when the Scriptures were put Jj circulation in the Language of Bnttany, It would be a proud reflection to them that the work was beSM?. TBLaw°ence ^verM .» *& -vvliicn I-A is led iliti Bit-to ii nrnl t le w e-s.l, and produced a French work upon the Breton Language, out of which he read several sentences in Breton, which were almost pure Welsh. The Rev. Price, and the Rev. Mr. Evans addressed the Meeting upon the same subject, and detailed some accounts of the Bas-Bretons. The Society then dined at the White Lion, when the effusions of the A WEN did much credit to the genius of the Bards. Among the patriotic healths of the evening, those of the Bishop of St. David's, and of the Archdeacon of Brecon, were drank with enthusiasm. A Subscription was entered into for the Breton Scriptures, which will continue open for some time, at the Bank of Messrs. WILLIAMS and Co.
HERTFORDSHIRE ASSIZES, MARCH 4. THE INTERESTING CASE OF MR, CONOLLV THE Assizes for this county commenced here to-day, before the Lord Chief Baron Alexander and the Honourable Mr. Justice Best. The ca- lendar contains a list of twenty-six prisoners committed for various offences but the most pro- minent case is the alleged murder ot James Grainge by Patrick Conolly and others, at Sheidy Hill, on the 31st of December last. Mr. Justice Best, who presided in the Crown Court, charged the Grand Jury, and called their attention principally to the case above-mentioned. His Lordship,- after stating to them the substance of the depositions against the prisoners, as re- turned by the committing Magistrates, said he understood that there were two distinct charges intended to be preferred against the parties, namely, one founded on Lord Ellenborough's Act, 43d Geo. 3, for stabbing the Sheriff's officer Watson, with a pitchfork, with intent to murder him and the other for murdering James Grainge with a loaded gun. These charges he understood to be applicable to two distinct transactions: first, that in which Watson attempted to arrest Mr. Conolly, and the other, when the deceased was killed, in an attempt to apprehend the prisoner on a peace- warrant. The first alleged offence must depend upon the question, whether, in case death had ensued from the violence committed on Watson's person, the offence would have been murder.— iu order, to decide as to the mautter in which the officer attempted to make his caption. Ac- cording to the depositions, the outer-door of the house was open, and in the attempt to force an inner-door the wound was inflicted. If this fact was clearly established the first offence would be made out. An officer could not break an outer-door to execute civil process but finding the outer-door open he might enter, ana break inner-doors to take his prisoner. If the door, upon which the violence was committed in this instance, was the outer entrance to the house, then the officer would not be justified in breaking it, though the prisoner was only a visi- tor, The depositions of the different witnesses vari- ed hi this point, and therefore it was incumbent o,i the G.and J itrv to pay particular attention to this part of the case. Then. as to the second charge, there was no doubt that if the deceased was a it t duly authorised to execute a warrant for the apprehension of Mr. Conolly for the breach of pe.ise committed on Watson, the breaking open the house was lawful act, pro vided tha prisoner had due notice of the contents and object of the warrant and if the prisoner, in resisting the execution of the wanant under such circumstances, killed the theofrenc would amount to murder. His Lordship observed that there was a mate- r' •• lifters nee. la depositions of the s W¡:;1(,.id as 1\) ttio notice which had been given to rhe p: isoner of the contents cf tha warrant, and the authority of the deceased to execute it. Some said that the warrant was read to the prisoner, and others, that the substance of its contents was read to the prisoner, and others that the substance of its contents was distinctly announced. It was the duty of the Grand Jury to watch wilh great circumspection this part of the evi- dence, because it was most material as it respect- ed the charge of wilful murder. It appeared from the depositions, that Mrs. Brown, Moran, and the other prisoners, were encouraging the conduct of Conolly throughout the whole transaction, and therefore, in the eye of the law, they were all principals. The Grand Jury, however, would attend to all the circumstances of the case, as proved by viva voce evidence, and return such bills as were satisfactory to their consciences. The Grind Jury, after being out about four hours returned a bill of Manslaughter only against Mr. Conoliv and Moran, and ignored the bill agahist Mis. Brown, Amelia Morgan, and Ed- ward Trayers. <
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPOIL IT. AT the commencement of the present month the lands were almost universally in the best possible state for the various operations of the Vernal season. Advantage has been taken of the favourable state of the weather, and in most parts, where tillage was backward, late in Hit autumn, the lost time was fully recovered in January. Some im- pediment may have been experienced lately, from rain, heavy falls of snow, and hoar frosts, but not to a degree to produce material ill-conse- quences. Wli a' seeds, winter tares, all green crops ex- hibit as fine and promising a lu>; -sriance as could even be wished the dryest and soundest lands, in course, having the advantage. As a set-off, appropriate to a mild winter, the slug and wire worm are putting in their claim, with much earnestness and activity. In the mean time, the rooks are equally on the alert, but are greatly overdone with business, excepting on those few spots where they are very numerous. The common turnips have generally run away, and become loose and unwholesome food. The chief dependence is now in the Swedes and mangel-wurzels; and fortunate are those flock- masters and feeders who possess a store of them. The latter is annually cultivated more and more extensively and universally; although it un- doubtedly requires a good strong soil, yet there is no doubt of its superior profit, wherever it will grow, since the proportions in all crops is similar, and poor land will, of course, always be below rich, both as to quantity and quality. In dry situations, even in Scotland, cattle have remained abroad throughout the present winter fodder is in consequence thus far plentiful, but the hay indifferent. A very considerable breadth of spring wheat has been sown, not only on account of the disap- pointments in the late autumnal season, hut doubtless also from the ene-oui-igeiient afforded by a rising market. The Tularcra or Spanish wheat, and the old English lammas, are the species of late, and at present most in use, the inferior South Eastern, Thracian, or Siberian, wheats, having been for the last few years out of repute. The beans are all in, en the best lands. Barleys sown with clovers come out coarse, and the ac cable quantity low but double crops, light or wrong, are customary. Spring tares for seed aic scarce. The tender state of the binds has greatly prevented superinduction. Should the weather continue favourable, all the Spring crops will be sown early this season. Timber, in the country, with the exception of ash, is generally low in price, There has been a great tra(if, between the Mid- land and Northern countries for provisions, and large flocks of sheep, and quantities of wheat have proceeded northwards, to the great manu- facturing districts; where t'he artisans have greatly, wisely, and necessarily, improved in their diet. The quantity, however,, of bread-corn, in the country, notwithstanding the inferiority of the last crop, is very considerable the breadth sown equally so. Horses of every description fetch high prices, and the stock sca- e in the country, insomuch that there is considerable resort to the metropolis for purchase.
llAYTI. (From Blackwood"s Magazine) AN officer of his Majesty's ship the T- which was sent to St. Domingo, by rite Admiral commanding at Jamaica, two or three years ago, has assured me that their numbers are di- minishing. This I can very well imagine, for they are without medical assistance when sick and when well without prudent foresight. I have no doubt but that the persons in posses- sion of the government and the troefps lead a life of great comfort, but I think it probable, that the peasants are in a state of poverty and misery equally conspicuous. The negroes have very imperfect notions of justice to each other; and if I am to judge of the o-eneral conduct of their magistrates, by some stories of them which I have heard, such as the following, for example, their notions of equity are different from ours. A jnge de paix, before whom a right to a fowl was litigated by two persons, ordered it to be dressed for his own supper, as a certain way of putting an end to the dispute, which he lamented had taken place between two citizens, and ought not to be allowed to go any further. There are two parties in St. Domingo, viz. those of the Malattoes and the Blacks, between whom there is a decided antipathy. The Malat- toes are not supposed to be more than 10 or 15,000. The rest of the population are chiefly negroes.. In the south, by their superior addresses, the mulattoes made themselves masters of the govern- ment, and still retain it. But in the north, Christophe, who was a negro, succeeded in placing himself at the head of affairs, and after possessing himself of unlimited power, put all the Mulattoes in his dominions to death, as per- sons who, from their colour, must be inimical to his authority. The government of the tyrant, however, was so severe, that the Blacks of the north were glad to place themselves under the Mulattoes of the south.. ] As there are now very few white men resident in Hayti, the Mulattoes must decrease in num- bers. They will breed back again towards the original negro, and whenever they are much les- sened, they must resign their power. It will then be seen whether the negro is capable, with the intellect apportioned by nature to that variety of the human race, to govern a country in anything like a civilized manner. Petion, Boy'er, and the other Mulattoes that now govern the country, or 'have formerly done so, have been educated at the cost of their white parents in France. The sue-r cceding Mulattoes will not have received the ad- j vantages of an European education. They will be mors unfit for power than their predecessors), a circumstance which must contribute to throw the government into the hands of the Blacks. The government is nominally republican, but really despotic. Though there is a legislature, the members of it never meet to do business.— Every act of power is done by the President Boyer, or his Secretary lugnac. Boyer's cha- racter, I believe to be extremely respectable and that of his predecessor, Petion, was remark- ably so. The last, vii. Petion, is said to have starved himself to death, after having arranged every thing forthe succession of his aid-de-camp Boyer, on account ofdi a4 pointmeut in not hav- ing been able to irnke a eidiized and piospeioiis people of those of Hayti. The military foice is considerable, and is ge- nerally stated at 20 to 25,000 men under mIlS,- Their navy consists of a few schooners ill-armed and ill-manned. At: sea they may be said to be powerless but .e¡t-1an!, foi midaoie. Whoever is President, must keep up 11 i«»« 1I,1i\it:-ny force, or his authority would IHH last si* months.-— With such means, it wctiir. be dithcult for the Haytians to allin-lv a neif.hbvuiiiiig island • but it would be pquuUy danc-eious for olheis to invade them. The re of the cOlmlrYi aml the climate of Hay ii, would operate in their fa- vour—even more powerfully than their muskets and bayonets. Upon being attacked by an European force they woul abandon tsu-ir towns, retire to their wood-i and mountains, where white troops could not follow them, and leave famine, the climate, and the yellow fever, to de- stroy slowly, but certainly .the battaluuis of their I invaders. To a gentleman who was in London last year, and who had resided some years in Hayli. as an agent to sone British moi chants, the following questions were put, and the following answers to them were received finm ¡¡ill! I. Whether the population, of St. Domingo have any religious insi unions in the country ? Answer—Schools, private and public are esta- blsdied—indifferently well managed. Every pa- lish lias is church (Catholic); priests, white chiefly, but in some iustdiices, of colour are not wanting. A few years asjo. Methodist Mission- aries were there; but I hey have lately been sent away, 2. What is the mOtal condition of the people ? Answer-This question lbeg to decline giving a written answer to, but verbally I wdl state it to be the worst upon the face o! the earth. Every moral tie or feeling is quite unknown in St. Do- mingo. 3. Whether marriages are solemnize.I among Answer—Yes, but not very geiuially. In this respect they are improving. 4 Whether the children are baptized? An- swer-All. b. Whether there are ,r schools of instruc- tions in the country ? Answer—In all small bo- roughs, I believe. The oyen country contains only detached cottages at great intervals. 6. How are they employed? Whether the people work or not, as they or whether they are apprenticed for a certain number of years to the possessor of the soil, and obliged to work under his authority 1 Aiisivei-I)i the towns there is same industry in the country very little. There is no kind of 7. If this is the case, ha:; I he master the power of punishment for idleness, misconduct, or other oflence? Answer—None and even the consti- tuted authorities enforce liitle discipline, except in cases of great crimes, as murder, &c. 8. Is there any degree of civilization, or are the people savages under a half-civilized go- vei,niiietit, ? Answer—Thou; ij a great degree of civilization. There are no savages, and the go- vernment counts men of considerable talents and education among its meinln-rs. They are gr-ue- rally a polite people. -Kf!r!1-
FEMALE FASHIONS FOR MARCH. MORNING DRESS.—Shaded striped sil k dress of gros de Naples the corsage a la blouse the ful- ness confined at the top with three satin rouleaus, f equidistant. Long easy sleeve, finished at the wrist with rouleaus of purple and aurora, or | orange colour the upper sleeve very full, and i intersected with satin rouleaus, as at the wrist. i The skirt touches the ground behind, aad is finish- ad with two gatin rouleaus,, of the darkest shades of each colour; above is an ornamented crescent, composed of three semicircular bands; the points or horns united by a satin star, and placed alter- nately up and down. Elizabethan ruff of very fine tulle, worked muslin ruffles, cornette' or cottage cap of tulle, border of double tulle, dis- posed in bouffants' by alternate rouleaus of aurora and purple satin one side has a double row of bouffants,' and a quilling of tulle be- hind the strings are of broad figured gauze rib- bon, cross under the chin, and tie at the top in the front of the cap. The hair parted in front, with a few ringlets on each side. Green cachemire shawl, and green kid shoes. EVENING IhEss-Dress of yellow China crape; the corsage' cut bias, made rather high and plain, simply ornamented round the bust with a wheel trimming of the same colour in satin and gauze, composed of ornamented rings, placed at equal distances, on a circular satin wadded stem, or rouleau. The corsage' is rather long, and set in a band with satin corded edges, and fasten- ed behind with a rosette to correspond. Tucker of fine blond, drawn at top with a silken thread. Short full sleeve, with perpendicular rows of, wheel ttimming. The skirt is decorated with the same trimmings, only much larger, and, with the wadded satin hem of the bottom, gives weight and grace to the folds of the drapery. The hair is arranged in one row of large regular curls and two long, yellow ostrich feathers, tipped with k pouceau,' are placed on the rightside, and bend over the head. Necklace, ear-ring, und bracelets of topaz and torquoise. Embroidered lace scarf wiih vandyke ends white kid gloves white j satin shoes.
POETRY. — GERMAN EPIGRAMS. SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN BY MR. BO WRING. (E v tract from the Lon:: on >l<:g(i~inc.) EPITAPH. HERr; lies, thank-God, a. woman who Quitrrsll'd and stcrnrd her whole life through Tread gently oVr'her mOHldering form, (Velse you'll rouse another storm.—WeckerUn.
IIOXI'L\:1- SERVICE. 11 h we served thee, te 1 the deed to many Hast thou served many, tell it not to any.-OI)it' Better to sit in Freedom's hall, Wish a cold damp floor and mouldering wall, Than to bend the neck, and to bow the knee, In the proudest palace of siayei-y. -Oleat-ii!s. The world is but an opera show, We come., look round, and then Nve go.- Giypitts. ADA'tI'S SLEEP. He laid him ('own and slept—and from his side A woman in her magic beauty rose, Dazzled and chann'd he called that woman- bride," And his iSrst sleon became his last repose. ——— Bcrser. Etc vet her child has drawn its earliest breath, A mother's love begins—it glows till death, Lives before lHe-with death not dies-but seems The very substance of immortal dreams. 1 —— Wernicke.
EPITAPH. What thou art reading o'ei- my bones, I've often read on other stones And others soon shall read of thee. What thou art reading now of
LONDON NEW PRICE CURRENTS, MARCH 0. COTTON.—We have again experienced a very fair demand in our Cotton market; theyales of the week exceed 2000 bags, at the extreme prices of last week; the shipping; houses continue to buy, and we have a good inquiry for the arti- cle bv trade. SUGAR.—The maiket has been uncommonly, quiet this morning the purchases are very mited, yet the holders evince no inclina ioa to effect'sales by submitting to lower prices.; the trade would take off large parcels, if holders would give way 6d. or Is. per cwt. but they arc firm, and, in consequence, there is scarcely any business doing. The weekly deliveries frolli the warehouses are falling off, but the stoeJ- is very low. The purchases of Lumps for crushing was very considerable last week, the prices in consequence were at a small improveineui all other goods were lteavn-. The purchases in the Refined marke. continue confined to large and small Lmnps; there is no alteration in the price to-day.-Mousses are heavy at "27s. 6d. In Foreign Sugars the sales were confined to small parcels of Brazil Sugars; low brown i,0s. to 22s. yellow 2ds. to :¿(i". z, The Sugars of the East-India sale were taken off rather freely at a small premium. COFFEE.—There was a general improvement in the Coffee market last week ttie prices were 2s. to 3s. per cwt. higher St. Domingo 7]s,. to 72s. and the holders generally neelining to bung forward their Coffee for sale; good ormnuy Trinidad 73s. to 74s. Towards the close of the market the demand, however, rather §'iVV e and the public sale of Friday did not go oil wIth briskness, rr, HEMPM, FLAX, and TALLOW. "e 1 al- low market has become exceedingly heavj:, and the prices have again given way.—Hemp is dull and a shade lower.—In Flax the* e is no altei- ation.. TEA.—The quotations of Tea r.re nominal, on account of the commencement of the sale atthe India-House this morning. Boheas sold at, 2s. 5d.. to 2s 6i, being ld, higher than last sale; common Congous have begun at 2s. 1A. la :8, ,1d. about d. higher than in December sale. RICE.—By public sale on Friday, 103 whole tierces old Carolina Rice were chiefly taken in; a few lots sold 31s. and 31s. 6d. RUM, BRANDY, and HOLLANDS.—The reduction in the duties on rum has not the slight- est effect on the market.—Brandy has also given way; free on board to arrive 2s. ild.— G.cucva I has fallen pale may be quoted at 2s. DUTY OF RUM.—The duty on deficiencies withdrawn. The Rums after being in Ware- houses two years, regauged,and duties levied on the quantity after that time no allowances will be made by Government. WOOL.—The prices of Wool remain unva- ried several interviews have taken place between the most eminent in the trade, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and some of the County members; nothing has as yet been decided upon, but the trade are in hourly expectation of a communica- tion as to the details of carrying the reduction of duty into effect, &c.
) GREA l' FIGHT BETWEEN SPRISG AND LANGAN. Tms match was made on Tuesday night, at Ciibb's, in Panton-street, Hayinarket, in the pre- sence of a number of witnesses. Spring made his appearance at eight o'clock. Langan did not arrive till half past nine he came in a hackney coach, accompanied by Tom Belcher. He is still very lame, in other respects he is in good health and fine condition. Spring had taken his station in a room on the second floor; Langan and his friends entered a room on the first floor.— W hen it was known that Langan had arrived, Spring sent word to him that he was ready with his money, and in a few minutes Belcher made his_ appearance with a draft of the articles, to which he said Langan was prepared to sign his name. These articles were immediately read, and were as follows :— Meinoranduixi of an agreement entered into between Thomas Winter Spring, and John Lan- gan, at Thomas Cribb's, Panton-street, on the 2d of March, 1824. It is hereby agreed between Thomas Winter Spring and John Langan, to fight on a twenty- four feet stage, on Tuesday, the 8th of June, 1824, for Five Hundred Pounds aside-to be a fair stand up fight, half minute time—umpires to be chosen by each party, and a refei-ree to be chosen on the ground by the umpires. The fight to take place within one hundred miles of London, and the place to be rained by Mr. Jackson. The men to be in the ring between twelve and one o'dock, unless prevented by magisterial inter- ference. Fifty pounds of the money is now depo- sited in the hands of the stakeholder, Mr. Fifty pounds more to be deposited on the 17th of March, at Mr. J. Randall's, Hole in the Wall, Chancery-lane two hundred pounds to be depo- sited at Mr. Thomas Cribb's on the 1st of May and the remainder of the 5001, to be made good at Mr. Thomas Belcher's, at the Castle Tavern, Ilolborn, on the 1st of June and in case of failure on either side the money deposited to be forfeited. The stage to be boarded with deal planks, at least three inches thick, and to be six feet from the ground, without turf. The bottle hold- ers and seconds to retire to the coiners of the ring, when the men shall have set-to. and not to approach the combatants till one or both of the men shall be down. The expences of the stage to be equally borne by each of the nien." A good deal of discussion followed, but finally there were mutual concessions, Spring agreeing to fight on the 8th of June, and Langan agreeing to make his second deposit on the 13th, instead of the 17th of March. All the difficulties being thus cleared awav, there were one or two verbal alterations made in the articles and a paragraph was added, by which it was agreed, that when the whole of the money was made good, itshould be deposited in the hands of Mr. Jackson." Spring, in alluding to the expence of erecting 'he stage, said, he thought it but fair, as this was Langan's fancy who had now entered the room) that he should bear the whole expence. To which Langan replied, See now, Tom; say nothing about that, for if 1 win, and I think I will, I'll bear the whole expence of the stage myself (loud cheers). But howsoinever, that's neither here nor there I hope the best man will win and thou o-h we're going to fight, it's myself that would go a hundred miles to serve you for I have no antipathy or ill-blood whatever to- wards you. m Mr. Soares was then appointed stake-holder and the articles having been duly signed and wit- nessed, the £ b0 on each side were lodged in Ms hands. Several bets were made, the odds being 7 to 4 on Spring. In this town a short time ago, one of the wool combers employed at Hockley Mill, being found playing at cards at a public house, was seized by his brother shopmates, forced into a basket, and carried round the neighbourhood and at each public house which the procession passed, he was finel one shilling to drink. When he had been borne about in this manner for the course of half an hour, he was conveyed to his woikshop, and there set down. To an this he submitted with a tolerably good grace, it being an old custom. Nottingham Review. A few days since ussorae labourers were dig- ging sand on the lands of Wm. Tcnnant, Esq. in sq. ill the parish of Shenstoae, they discovered, at the depth of eight or nine feet from the surface a human skeleton, with that of a boar's head, and some parts of a coffin not wholly decayed about three feet from the grave they found an earthen vessel or urn, filled with a variety of curious in- struments, a few of which are accurately described in Shaw s History ot Staffordshire. Many cir- cumstances induce the belief that they are British and that some High Priest of the Druids must have been buried there. The place in which they were found is an elevated spot on the confines of Druul-heath, and centrally situated between two points which tradition has designated as the summer and winter residence of an Arch Druid. Stafford paper. APPREHENSION OF THE NOTED SIIEEHAN.—The Cork Constitution says, "We believe we may communicate with certainty that the notorious Sheehan, who is charged as a principal in the atrocious murder of the unfortunate Franks' fa- mily, and for whose apprehension so much anxiety was manifested, is now in the fangs of justice.— Accounts were received yesterday (Tuesday the 24th ult.) in this city, that he has been appre- hended by that active and efficient officer, Capt. Dumas, near Hospital, in the County of Limerick, \1"e understand the important intelligence reached I' town by express, and the messenger, who came direct from Buttevant, has stated, that he met Col. Sir Hugh Cough, and a party of the 3*2d Regiment, proceeding to take charge of the ',cuI prit, and an associate who was taken in his com- pany. The source through which we obta:ine( the information is highly respectable. -e-- There is a pauper on the books of the Mendi cit, Society who is the greatest opium eater in In land. One of his names is Smith. There is Ij'tth doubt that he took to this practice for the purposi of producing, upon him a debilitated aspect am thus^ qualify him for his profession of beo-ginp- He is a tall, extremely thin, die-away-looldru man, about fifty years of age, and walks oi- rl ther creeps, as if he had just arisen from his "ravi starvation sits upon his lip, and misery tipoll 111: brow—yet this man eats two or three shilling worth of opium in the day. When he is depriyec of this drug from want of money to purchase it he becomes almost raving mad and hysterical falls down in the street in most terrible tremors which generally as the drectofobtailJing for hhr a. few pence of the passengers, when he runs inw mediately to the apothecary's, and sits all m" ht by this favourite quid. It may be imagined tlial this man could not do without opium but the jollowing circumstance will prove that he could be Drought to it by proper restriction. He \va imprisoned once for a month, and for the first ftn. days was incessantly roaring and lamenting foi his opium, declaring that he should die if hè dU ?'he .SU5'S £ OR allowed him a moderate rater to portion Ills alio, MM ofcomlbi UccSn": to 1„3 ««««. Tin. „<• aUo,,mce £ tfe surgeon was a less quant ty, and the third a slili less, refusing at last to allow him any The man became reconciled, and before the-period of his imprisonment expired he was in excellent health, nor did he feel a wish for his former habit! -Medical Adviser. CURIOUS LE«AL CASE.—The following novel case was lately submitted to Mr. Gurney. the Counsel, for his opinion. "Case for the opmieo of Mr. G. Kimna the daughter of W, and A. G. was born after the house clock had struck and while the parish clock was striking, and before St. Paul's had begun to strike twelve, on the night of the 4n, of January, 1S15. As there are great estates in the family* it may be of soim? importance to ascertain whe- ther the said Emma was born on the 4tli or 5th of January. Your opinion is therefore requested whether the proper evidence is that given by the house clock, the parish clock, or the metropoli- tan clock." ANSWER.—This is a case of grea1 importance and some novelty, but. [ do not think 1 should be Ruicli assisted in deciding it by retomice 10 the ponderous folios under which Biy shelves gtcan. The nature of testimony is to be considered with reference to the subjeet to which it is app.icable. The testimony of the house clock is, [ think, Ip- plicable only to domestic, mostly culinary pur- poses. It is the guide of the cook with reference to the hour of dinner, but it cannot be received as ev idence of the birth of a child. The clock ;it the next house goes slower or faster, and a child oorn at the next house at, (he same moment ma v according to the clock at that nsxt house, be bom on a different day. The reception of such evi- dence would lean to a thousand inconsistencies and inconveniences. The parochial clock is much better evidence, and I should think that it ought to be received if there were no better; but it is not to be put in competition with the metro- politan clock where that is present it ought to- be received with implicit acquiescence. It speaks with a tone of and if is unquestionably testimony of the greatest weight. I am therefore of opinion, that Miss Emma G, was born on the 4th of January, 1815, pnd that she will attain her majority the instant St. Paul's clock.strike? twelve on the night of tin? 3d of January, IS.'iG.' G?o°^ w'rthT.'r0" F,,ida>\a young man, named' E!k "V "K bankers', of Jones, Lloyd, and CO, bankers, 111 It was stated to the Lord Mayor that a Boll ld be(JQ changed at the Gravesend i i £ and ten £ notes of that bank, ana that two of those £ 1 < t notes were changed at air John Perring's bank for a ,#20 Bank of Eng- land note, No. 11,854, dated 22d of November,, ^'hich < £ ^0 note was traced to the prisoner, whose brother obtained cash for it at Sykes's. A Clerk at Perring's stated, that oil the 24th of December two Gravesend notes, each for .£10, were changed at the Banking-house for a person whom he did not know or recollect, for the Bank of England note, I William Loudain, watchmaker, of No. 149r Great Surrey-street, stated, that he had, between two and three years since, sold a watch to a Wi'in'I ° he l-Ad "° doubt was the prisoner.— Witness was paid with a £ 10 Bank note and the prisoner marked it with his own ,viitil"g u.n(i re-, ceived the change. Some months afterwavds the same person came to witness's shop and handed Sa^. about m,ending °ne' 1VVltness having been desired nuieklv round fh ° °aVe ,lotei walked CJiT '»»! <tf *>«" !>« njn#i i.ii le(t out, leaving the watch be- S ar>(l The £ i0 note was pro- r» identified as part of the stolen bundle. tW h cashiers of Messrs. Lloyd .stated,. that he Was present when the robbery was com-> mitt d, and he believed the person who commit- ted it was the prisoner. The case was remanded at the request of Messrs. Lloyd and Jones, in order, according to, their Solicitor's statement, that other witnesses: might be brought forward and justice done to the- public. After some discussion between Mr. Wilde, on the part of the prosecutor, and Mr. Andrews for the prisoner, respecting the propriety of detaining: the prisoner till further evidence could be pro- duced or accepting bail. The Lord Mayor said he was deterrohied not to accept bail. 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