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A BACCHANALIAN IN A BROAD BRIM. MARLBOROUGH-STREET.—On Monday one of the Society of Friends, arrayed in the primitive garb, was brought up from St. James's watch- houte, before Mr. Rae. charged with having committed the sin of drunkenness. On being placed at the bar, his face, which was still flushed with the hue of the rosy God, was partly hid by the shade which an enormous broad brim cast on it. The Magistrate desired one of the officers to tell him to uncover, when Clements went up to him and said, Sir, you must be uncovered. Quaker-For why, friend ? Officer-Because it is the Magistrate's order, and it is also customary. Quaker—Friend, thou knowest we never un- cover to any person. Officer-At least common politeness to the Magistrate, especially on this occasion, would cause you to do it. Quaker-Perhaps so, were we like unto thee, but we are not respecters of persons, and more over, thou knowest that it is forbidden to be un- covered before man. The Magistrate finding that this rosy Bacchan- alian was determined to adhere to the principles of his religion in one point, even if he did not in another, desired the watchman to state the charge he then deposed that the Quaker was making a noise, and when he remonstrated with him he struck him he then took him to the watch-house. On its being proved that he was drunk, the Ma- gistrate ordered him to go out and make it up with the watchman, and also to pay a fine of as. for being in liquor. Quaker—Friend Roe, to whom goeth the fine whichthoa hast levied on me? The Magistrate—To the King. On hearing this information, the Friend turned up his eyes and sighed. He was then asked for the money, but our Friend who was no respecter of persons in one thing, demurred very much about paying a fine for having tasted of the juice of the grape, to his Majesty but on its being intimated, that if he did not payitlwwoulcl be locked up, he then drawled out the ös. and was discharged, ejaculating as he went out, so we understood, What a tale for my beloved Ruth." The Magistrate observed, that a drunken Quaker, in this age of sobriety, was a novelty. SINGULAR INSTANCE OF INCUBATION.—A lad who a few weeks since had the misfortune to fracture his thigh by a fall in the yard of his em- ployer. Mr. C. Fincham. banker of Diss, during the necessary period of It being .obliged to kei-p his bed, amustn! IVnitseif with hatching a hen's a fine chicken. Not yet being able to quit his bed, he has undertaken the care of two other egsrs for a second brood.— Norwich Mcrcury. THE BISHOP OF DURHAM.— It is stated in both the Oxford Papers of Saturday that the Honoura- ble and Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Dur- ham died 011 Thnrsdar last, alld oneoftlie Papers gives all his Lordship's titles and successive offices in details. We certainly wondered how this in- telligence should first reach Oxtord, but were told by one of those Journalists that the news had come to Michael Angelo Taylor, Esq. M. P. then in Oxford. On inquiry, however, at the residence of the Bishop of Durham, in Cavendish-square, it was found that letters were received in town on Saturday morning from his Lordship, who is now in Worthing, and that he is in excellent health, though in his 91st year. It is (litticult to guess how the report originated, except in a rnischiev- our hoax, -,is a yoon,I.aiiN, in lii- Lordship's fa- mily, who had been unwell some time, is recoyer- ed.-Illo)-,ning Post. A company is about to he formed for the pur- pose of carrying olllHining in Derbyshire—a coun- ty with respect to which same peculiar mining laws exist, which seem to render them more eli- gible to be conducted by a company than by pri- vate individuals. In an extensive district called the King's Field, the first finder of ore lead or rather minerals, has the right of working that vein if he thinks proper to exercise ii, in whomsoever the property in the land itself may reside but having once declared an intention to explore its coursu, he cannot withdraw from the undertaking, which he must give security at the commencement to prosecute. This circumstance, aud the increas- ing value of lead, which is the principal mineral found in that district, has led to the formation of the association alluded to, which seems to be a sufficiently prudent and useful application of English capital. It is to be called the Peak As- sociation. We have just been informed that the High Priest of Gretna Green passed through this ti)wii on Sunday last, in a chaise and four, on his way to Ireland. The object of his mission has no connection with Catholic Emancipation neither does he travel with the hope of picking up run- aways by the road. Evidence is required as to one of his marriages, and his Reverence means to establish the fact by the overpowering weight of his own testimony, as well as by the exhibition of his romantic register, in which he records the names of lovers. His travelling expences must of course he paid an, we should really like to see the bill. In a few instances he has made a hundred pounds in one day, and as he has now got a rival in the marriage-monger line, he will probably levy a pretty handsome fee for what he may lose by being absent from his I)Ost.-Du)n- f,t-ies Courier. ISLANDS DISCOVERED.—Extract from the agent to Lloyd's at Sincapore, dated the 7th of Sep- tember. 1S24: — "The Francis and Charlotte, ar- rived from the north west coast of America, dis- covered three islands on her passage. The fol- lowing is an extract from the master's log :—* At day-light oil the 26th of May, saw three islands, bearing due north by compass, distant 8 or 9 leagues. They are lIot laid down in any of the latest charts, nor mentioned in any modern work. Their size appeared small, and their height mo- derate: the one most western appeared in the horizon like a small hillock the others, undu- lating and lower. The most eastern was the largest; the distance between them, or 3 miles in an east north-east and west north-west direc- tion. We had a good sight for the chronometer at 7 a. 111. which places the islands in long 114. 4S m. and the latitude (of this we cannot be equally certain) above IS. it. south.' Probably the latitude is nearly correct, as they had an ob- servation at noon, and the ship had been uniiiii,, due west. There can be 110 doubt of the longi- tude, as Captain Johnson's chronometers are so good, that after being five months without all op- portunity of ascertaining their rate, he made Pedro Branca to a mile. Ilis luiiai-s. also, were never ten miles different from the chronometers." SUICIDE PRKVENTBD.—'Wednesday a young wo- man of very interesting appearance was brought to Hatton-garden Office, in order to give an ac- count of her conduct, having been observed to throw herself into the New River, on the preced- ing evening, from which she was with difficulty rescued. She at first stated her name to be Martha Symonds but from the circumstance of her hand- kerchief being marked M. P." she was closely questioned by the Magistrate, and after much hesitation, she confessed that the name of Sy- monds was not her real name. She added lltat her father, the Rev. Mr. P-. resided at a town in Somersetshire, and that she had been seduced from her home by a gentleman who brought her to London, where she passed under the name of Symonds that about a fortnight back he went abroad, and left her entirely destitute of the means of subsistance, and having either pledged or sold her clothes, she had no other alternative but in- famy or self-destruction, and the latter course she had adopted, considering, it as more preferable to that of returning to her family, who moved in a respectable sphere of life. Disgraced and de- serted as she was, it would be more intolerable than death, or the severest punishment. She therefore entreated the Magistrate to use his in- fluence in getting her into some Female Asylum. The Magistrate said, that the Parish Officers, would no doubt provide for her wants, until her family were made acquainted with the circum- stances of her case. For a young woman of her a<*e (she was apparently no more than 19 or 20), a^mother was the most fitting protector but i; they declined taking the charge of her, it possible that her request for admission to one of the Magdalens might be complied with.