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BROSTMTS SYSTEM FOR THE CURE…
BROSTMTS SYSTEM FOR THE CURE OF IMPEDIMENTS OF SPEECH. 13.1f a PUPIL. [Froni a Letter in the London Magazine for August.] Having been requested a few weeks ago through theriledium of a friend, to give in a letter my opinion on the merits oftheBrosterian Discovery, it occurred to me, that a general sketch of the syttem, As far as is allotvable, being made public, might be of public benefit. That letter is not so easily recoverable as another is written. If you approve of this, perhaps you will allow me to give it a Ideal habitation and a name in your ma- gazine. I acknowledge that I do feel such a sketch to be my duty towards the public in ge- neral, and towards Mr. B roster in particular you perhaps divide this feeling with itoe, and will therefore permit me to gratify ihTaklllg your philanthropy for granted, I submit the following document for insertion: Mr. Broster's System for the cjire Of Impedi- ments may certainly he nàmedthe chief discovery of the present day tt le-ast if we. are to nWasure that by the sensation created. Supposing it what it professes to be, it is second only to that of Jenner's in this age, and in the department to which both belong,-tbe cure ofvisible iiiflrmity. Inasmuch as the want of speech may by some be deemed a yet more lamentable defect than the want of sight, it will appear to them even of su- perior importance. But the meri ts of this system are, I believe, generally misunderstood, arid its claims to public favour generally mis-estimated. It shall be my endeavour to explain the one, and adjust the other. No one can do both but a pu- pil. He can, if he has sincerity and ability. I have given you references sufficient, I believe, to satisfy you (and through you, the public) with respect to my sincerity with respect to my abi- lity, you (and the public also) must be content with a slenderer security. These premises were necessary. Now to the purpose. As far as I have learned of other systems by inquiry, and as far as I know of this by experience, I conceive it to be the very best which the human imagination ever devised to attain its purpose.— But it is no miracle. It is generally effective, but it is not always perfective. It is powerful, but not almighty; a partial remedy certainly, a total one possibly,—a nearly perfect one, probably.— In a word, it is only a potent remedy, not an in" fallible one. This is my opinion, founded on my experience; it may either exceed that of the public, or fall short of that of the inventor,—both of which are about equally distant from my wish to flatter- or follow. It is no great vanity to sus- pect that readers will generally prefer mine to that which must be the result of ignorance in the first case, and may be the effect of prejudice in the latter, I am myself a living instance of what I assert; of the potency of the system, and its fallibility. It is not always perfective, nor omnipotant, nor infallible,—for I, I repeat, am yet uncured, who have tried it. But it is generally effective, and powerfull, and at least a probable remedy, for all have been, in a greater measure or a less, re- lieved, who have to my knowledge tried it.-Se. veral pupils have been perfectly cured some but partially. Explicitness is the life of infor- mation Of twelve cases which fell under mv own observation whilst at Mr. Broster's house (including myself,) it may be said that three are nearly as eloquent now as their friends, and three nearly as tongue-twd as their enemies could wish them. The remaining six (of which I am one) are all partially or considerably relieved, both species of relief bemg in different degrees. To this account it is but fair to add, that those uficurpd would be at least partially cured, and those par. tially cured, would be almost perfectly cured, if they had continued to put Mr. Brocter's system of speaking in force as they might and should. But in some cases it is difficult, and in others disagreeable to put this System in force, which makesthe fallibility of the system,—and in this view alone is it fallible. But how can a system be considered infallible, when the difficulty or disagreeability (in some cases) of puttings it in force, disempowers the pupil from using it? Sup- pose it were the secret of the system, that tne pupil should stand with his arm extended at right angles to his body whilst he was speaking, & that this whilst acted of was infallible,—would the sys- tem yet be infallible; Certainly not; for no man could always speak in the attitude required, nor wouldhe for any length of duration. Or ifthe sys- tem be in theory infallible, it is in fact useless, i. e. as far as it is impracticable. Suppose, to take another instance of a system infallible in theory and fallible in practice, suppose a certain given act requiring presence of mind were to be performed on every occasion of speaking, in order to facili- tate Speech suppose the secret of the system to be of this kind, and suppose from the natural im- petuosity. irresolution, or forgetfulness of tha pu- pil's disposition, he is unable to collect that pre- sence of mind which is imperative for the success of the system. Can the system in this case be considered infallible ? Assuredly not; for though it would, if put into act. vanquish the visible part of the pupil's malady, still ifit does not vanquish the invisible part, videlicet the pupil's disposition, it does not insure that act, and therefore does not cure that pupil. Id est, it is not infallible. Now there is somethfcig, I do not Say of what kind. in Mr. Broster's System, which, in certain cases, is required for its success, and which, in these cases is not always practicable by the pupil, though when he can practice it is remedial. This much it is incumbent on me to assert; great as is my admiration of the System, I cannot allow it to be infallible, and think-k"n, it to be my duty so to declare to the public. That the non-infallibi- lity of System be generally and distinctly under- stood is of use perhaps to both parties; it will prevent over sanguine expectation, disappoint- ment, &c., and likewise divest Mr. Broster'sdis- covery of that air of imposture and quackery which always accompanies the promulgation of an infallible nostrum or a miraculous remedy. The next great point of the System to its power, is its permanence. As to this, no one, I think but a perfect fool could forget the System: and the sooner lie forgets it the better. We have plenty of fluent folly already in the world, with- out setting other founts a-Sow. Men with no other faculty besides memory, and of that but a scanty endowment, must remember the System and its good effects will be exactly as permanent as its practice. There is nothing farther to be said upon this point. From the consideration of its permanent effects, the mind naturally flows to the progressive effects of the system. These I am happy to testify are not merely proportional to the time and quantity of the practice, but in a ratio vastly transcendant. In one week's labour, you reap one week's fruit; in two you seem to reap four; in three, twelve and so on. The difficulty, disagreeability, and necessity of practising the system continually di- minish.* My own experience is my best evi- dence for the Srst fortnight after my return from Mr. Broster's I was but little better than before; in thtllJext I was a new man and now I often speak without any difficulty, seldom with much. The nature of my disposition is very inimical to the system if I did or could perpetually speak in it. I should speak as perpetually well. Even under this unfavourable circumstance I feel perfectly con- Of course there are advances and recessions ^always owing to accident or neglect however) but the average improvement is progressively steady. fident that the difficulty and disagreeability of speaking in the system will, in my case, wear themselves out and that I shall ultimately he able to speak as fast and as fluently as I can scrib- bie more than sufficient for my hearer's satis- faction, perhaps, but at least quiet enough for my own. The last material point in the System is. the difficulty of acquiring its secret, the time and la- bour of acquiring its practice. To prevent this Discovery" from becoming a longitude or trisection problem with my readers; to prevent country-parsons and village schoolmasters begin- ning with an El Dorado upon its foundation, and ending with a madhouse in short, to prevent any one puzzling his wits to no purpose or a bad one, this is sufficiont the secret of the system is not one, but multifold. It is no charm, nor panacea, neither a black ribbon round the throat; nor a bunch of" holy vervain" for the breast; neither Balm of Gilead, Tar-water, nor tbe Universal Restorative," a potion nor an operation. Nei- ther Satan nor St. David are At the bottom of it; but Nature herself. By a long devotion to her service, and a close examination of her secrets, in plain English, by long experience and native sagacity, this system was discovered. It has no other basis but Nature and until some other person investigates her as long and laboriously, as sagaciously and successfully, its present dis- coverer will probably be its only one. The secret, I say, is multifold it is made up of many secrets, all of different, many of opposite effects. From this it follows that to different cases,.different se« crets are applicable to some, opposite ones. Yet it frequently happens that secrets of exactly oppo- site effects are to be applied to thesame case, only at different stages. The simplicity, andatthesame time intricacy of the System, are not its least re- markable features. Easy to be comprehended in its part, but as a whole hardly to be compassed. Even if the secrets one and all stood rubric, even if they were published, known, and understood, they could be made but little use of; the grand secret is,how, when, and to whom to apply them. My knowledge of the Brosterian System, intimate as it is with one part of it. and general as it is with all, would scarcely enable me to cure a parrot if it spoke with an iinpeditnent,-unless, indeed, it happened to speak as I do myself. But complicated as it is, as a whole, no pupil can have any difficulty in understanding his part of it, at least if he can understand his prayers. As to 'the time and labour of acquiring its practice, these are with some the work of a moment; with no one who is willing, more than a few days. This last point may be also put in the form of the following question.—How long a time is ne- cessary for such instruction in the system as will render it permanently effective ? To this I answer, that of course the difficulty not only ofacquiring, but of persevering in the practice, will depend on the disposition of the pupil and the nature of his case some find none after the first moment, hour, day, week, &c.: I find considerable still; and others may find it for ever. But the time neces- sary for instruction generally falls short of two Months, and is, I believe, mostly about one. Such at least was the case whilst I, was at Mr. Broster's. Some have found a week quite sufficient; some t day. I t do not know that I have any thing further to add to the above sketch, but-that I never heard any pupil of this system, cured or uncured, regret the expense of it. For my own part. with the knowledge that I now have of the System, were itto be tried again, I would try it.
THE LEEDS DOG BILLY AND ONE…
THE LEEDS DOG BILLY AND ONE HUNDRED RATS. THIS match against time for the Leeds Dog Billy to kill 100 rats in 12 minutes for 101) sove- reigns, took place yesterday t \V ednesday) after- nooii, at It ol el oek, in an unoccupied house ad- joining the South market in this town. About 150 persons were present at an admission of 2s. each. The rats were turned into a square pit, although a circular one would have been of greater advantage to the dog, and-would not have allowed the rats to accumulate. The dog, an iron-grey, (of a bull and terrier breed,) was then introduced to his task he commenced his execution, but it was soon discovered that he was unlikely to per- form what was allotted to him he ran too much after the game, and killed about one third of them in seven minutes, when he sat down, from areat exhaustion, and immediately retired. Three other dogs were brought forward, who proved worth nothing, and even with their assistance, all the rats were not destroyed within the given time. A fifth dog was handed in, which demolished the remainder immediately. In our opinion, if the last dog (a smart terrier) had been chosen at first he I would have completed the performance within time. The whole lasted abotit IS minutes.— Leeds InUUiymcer.
POETRY. FOR I in- Nukrn WALES GAZETTE. fe\C,LYN B6NT MENAL Rhyfedd waith anlthr befyd, eglur U wch gwag le dy chrvnllyd C ¥vfRt:is-BoiiT uwch ewr enhyd Brenhines bauneS y by<S.- Carnarvon. B.B. r --Á" 'I -itmm
THE RECORD. HK sleeps, his head upon his sword, His soldier's cloak a shroud His church-yard is the open field— Three times It has besn plough'd. The first time that the wheat sprutig up 'Twas black as if with blood, The meanest beggar turn'd away Fron1 the unholy food. The third ýar, and the grain grew fair, As it was wont to wave e None would have thought that golden efrrn Was growing on the grave. Bis lot was but a peasant's lot, His namt a peasant's name; Not his, the place of death that turns Into a place of fame. He fell as other thousands do, Trampled on where they fall, While on a single naiite is heap'd The glory gain'd by all. Yet even he whose common grava Lies in the open fields, Died not without a thought of all "The joy that glory yields. That man white church in his own land, The lime triies almost hide, Bears on the walls the names of those Who for their country died. His name is written on those walls, His mother read it there, With pride,—oh -no, there could not be Pride in the widow's prayer. And many a stranger who shall mark That peasant roll of fame, Will think on prouder ones, yet say This was a hero's name. E. L. LANDON.
MR. SOUTHEY'S NEW POEM.
MR. SOUTHEY'S NEW POEM. ADnaESSKD BY "liB POET TO HW DAUGHTHR. Knw have I doted on thine infant smiles At morning, when thine eyes unclosed on mine; How. as the months in sweet succession rolledi 1 marked thy humam faculties unfold, And watched the dawning of the light divine: And with what artifice of playful gulks Won from thy lips, with still repeated wiles, Kits after kiss, 'a reckoning often told.— Something I wt-en ihou knowe'st: for thou hast seen Thy sisters in their turn such fondness prove, And felt how childhood in its winning years The attempered soul to tenderness ean move. This thou ean'st tell; hut not the hopes and fears With which-a pitreiit's heart doth overftow- The thoughts and c-ares iiiwoven with that love- Its nature and its depth thou dost not, can'st not know. The years whi-h since thy birth have passed away May witt to thy voting retrospect appear A measureless extent—like yesterday To me-so soon they filled their short career. To thee discoun t of reason have they brought, With sensffoftim? and change; and something, too Of this precarious rtate (If things have taught, Where man ib id, t h never in one stay; And of mortality a mournful thought. And L have seer. eyes suffused in grief, When I haveseid that with Autumnal grey It The tyrach of ol1 Math marked thy father's head That.even the longest day of life is brief. And mine is fal ;r>f fast Into the yellow leaf. Thv happy nature from th« painful thought Wirh instinct tams, and scareely oanst thou bear To hear me narar the grave thou knowest not Ho w large a portion of my heart is there I The faces which I loved in infancy Are gone; and bosora friends of riper age, With whom I gladiy talked of years to come, Suinraoeed before me to their heritage, Are ir, the better world, beyond the tomb. And i have brethern there, and sisters dear. And dearer babes. I there needs must dwell Often in ihoht with those whom still I love so Well. Thus wr t thou feel in thy maturer mind When grief shall be thy portion, thou wilt find Safe consolation in such thoughts as these- A present refuge in affliction's hour. And if iCidnlfr^iU Heaven thy lot should bless I With all imaginahlq happiness, Here shalt then. have, iiychild, beyond all power Of chance, thy holiest, surest, best delight. Take therefore now thy father's latest lay- perhaps his iagt-;lild trt%asure in thine heart The feelings that its musing strains convey A song it i*. of LJfa¡'s declining, day Yet meet for youth. Vain passions to excite o strains of :'<cr reverend offering to the grave I bring, twine-ft garland for the brow of Death,
HMEFMDASSI2ES. | COL. BERKELEY'S ASSAULT. j This was an action for an assault, committed by Col. Berkeley, Lord Sussex Lennox (brother to the Duke of Richmond) and It. C. Hammond, lisq. upon Mr. Judge, the Editor of the Cheltenham Journal. Mr. PHILLIES stated the Plaintiff's case, and dwelt with much energy ou the meanness and brutality of the assault. After detailing the ar- tifices used by the Defendants to get into Mr. Judge's room, he detailed the particulars of the conversation which passed.-Colonel Berkeley- demanding explanation for a paragraph reflecting upon him in the Cheltenham Jouriial, and Mr. Judge referring him to the office for that end.- The Col. was armed with a heavy jockey whip, and on Mr. Judge's declining to give all imme- diate explanation, he began a violent assault upon him. A female servant was recalled to the room by the sound of blows and the cries of her mas- ter, and attempted to open the door, but one of the gentlemen within kept the door so that she could not open it. The Defendants beat him till they were tired, and then allowed him to go into the passage. Just as the door opened, either Lord Lennox or Mr Hammond said to Colonel Berkeley, D-n it, he has had enough let him go." Mr. Judge came out of the room streaming- with blood from head to foot, and in a condition r of pitiable weakness. But these Defendants were ) no ordinary persons—even then they were united. When their victim came out covered with blood, and attempted to get to his room, he was pulled by Lord Lennox, who laid hold of the skirts of his coat, and held him to receive further punish- ment, and Mr. Hammond seized him by the hair, and held him to receive Colonel Berkeley's blows. When a wig, which, on account of some indispo- sition, he had worn, came off. Colonel Berkeley beat him over the head thus exposed, till he cut the ball of his eye, and laid open his cheek from the eye to the lip. After all this. Colonel Ber- keley retired laughing, and saying to his com- panions, Did not I give it him properiy I" with an oath. All this, said Mr. P. incredible as it seemed, would be proved by witnesses be. yond suspicion. Mr. Judge retired to his rooiii, took to his bed, and for a fortnight was incpable of leaving it. He had gradually become batter; but his eye was not yet recovered, and it was doubtful whether it ever would perfectly regain its powers. What defence (asked Mr. P) Was to be made—what mitigation offered of this harba rous and unparalleled outrage No sudden pas- sion could have prompted the assault, for that was disproved by the cold deliberation with which it was conducted. If the Defendants had chosen to learn justice from the champions of the ring, whose language they did not disdain to imitate, they might have learned that the lowest of those barbarians would disdain to employ three to at- tack one or take any advantages but those of skill and science. Savages would not thus have acted: they might take a sudden and a fatal re- venge for real or imagined wrongs but they were incapable of this ambush cruelty—this compound of atrocity and fraud, exhibited in the present transaction. It was rumoured tha t Colonsl Berkeley meant to palliate his conduct by assert- ing that he had been attacked in the plaintiff's journal. He denied that there was any comment which the occasion did not justify; and he hoped some lingering feeling of remoj-e -some respect for the laws of God and man would prevent Col. Berkeley from again bringing forward the sub. ject to which allusion was made. At all t-vents the other defendants were free from the aggra- vation of such an apology;—they were not at- tacked—their names were never mentioned in the paper—they were withoutexcuse for thus attack- ing an unarmed stranger, and practically justify- ing, in the eyes of the rabble, the worst theories oftbe leveller and the Jacobin, After some far- ther remarks, Mr. Philips concluded by calling on the Jury to teach the humblest class that they ccnild never out-rage, safely, the laws made for 4 all. and to assert and prove the impartial justice i ci? their tribunal. Mary Curtis, Elizabeth Tyátd, and Alims illary Mil Morris; who were witnesses of the assault, proved the fact^ as stated by Mr. Phillip?,— Eli'zabath Tyard heard the lashes of the whip, and heard Lord Lennox and Mr. Hammond ex- claim, Give it him well; giveit!" She heard Mr. Judge say, For God's sake have mercy on me, help, help!" She attempted to open the door, but could not. for the door was fast. The blows continued. There were only women in the house. On her return into the passage, she heard one of the three say, Let him out now, he has had enough." Mr. Judge then came out. His face was completely covered with blood and blood was running down his clothes. He made for the stairs, and got up two or three steps; The tall thin gentleman caught him by the skirts and pulled him back. The other gentleman seized his wig as by the hair, and it fell off. On this Col. Berkeley cut Mr. Judge over the head and eyes with a horse-whip he struck at his head and eyes. Some of those lashes left a mark of blood about a foot long on the wall. There was blood in several places where Mr. Judge had been standing. Several medical men described the effects of the severe beating Mr. Judge had received. Mr. TAUNTON addressed the Jury for the De- fendants, whose conduct he attempted to justify, on the ground that Mr. Judge had provoked Col. Berkeley by remarks upon him in the paper he conducted. -which held the Colonel up as the illegitimate son of the late Earl Berkeley, by MisS Tudor, alias Cole, the daughter of a butcher, alluded to his conduct to Miss Foote as infamous, sneered at him as destitude of courage-and as- serted that many families of the highest rank and respectability, who had received tickets for the Berkeley Hunt Ball, declined his invitation for reasons best known to themselves.—Mr. T. said, that Mr. Judge had been repeatedly warned not to proceed in such a, course, or he would be pu- nished but he persisted and he trusted that the Jury would think that he was fairly served out—justly, thou severely dealt with. So far from the case being unparalleled," horsewhiping was a good old English punishment for such of- fences—an ancient and laudable custom, tried and approved on similar occasions. The Learned Counsel concluded by intreating the Jury to consider the provocation given and though they must return a verdict for the plaintiff, to mark their sense of his conduct by the smallness of the damages. After some witnesses had been examined for the defence, and Mr. PHILLIPS had replied,— Mr. JUSTICE BURKOUGH informed the Jury that they could not sever in their damages, but must give an entire verdict against all the defen- dants. After reading the evidence for the plain- tiff, he observed, that the assault was unquestion- ably very severe, and he thought, at all events, the holding the plaintiff in the passage, and re- newing the blows after he had been allowed to leave the parlour, was a very unnecessary ad- dition to the punishment the had received. He then read the parole evidence for the defendants and observed, that he could hardly conceive a stronger case of provocation as respected Col. Berkeley, but certainly not as to his friends.— There was a succession of articles representing him as a bastard, a seducer, and a coward hold- ing up his family to hatred and scorn and tend- ing to represent him as in every way comtempti- ble & odious, and this in the place where he had accustomed to live. The plaintiff had been re- peatedly warned to desist, but he refused, and talked about the paramount duties of an editor," which was all nonsense as applied to Such acase. The writers for public papers ought certainly to be protected when in the line of their duty; but art editor had no duties which privileg- ed him to attack private character, or defend him against law, and such language was ridiculous In the extreme. If, after this, Colonel Berkeley had met him in the street and inflicted a moderate chastisement, though the law would not justify him, still he could not be blamed but this was not manly horsewhipping; it was inflicted by three persons, two of whom had no cause of com- plaint, and it was very violent, tho' not produc- tive of permanent injury. It had been contended, that sudden resentment could not be made a plea for this assault, on account of length of time which had been suffered to elapse during the pub- lication of these abusive paragraphs. But this was an argument which he confessed he could not measure; for if he were to become the object of a continued series of libels, it was pnpossible for him to say when his resentment might arrive at that pilch which would prompt him to take the law into his own hands, and have recourse to per- sonal chastisement upon the traducer. The evi- dence of Davies, (which, as far as he could ob- serve, was not given with that hesitation which had been ascribed to it by the Counsel for the plaintiff,) if believed, certainly proved great base- ness in the plaintiff, but still it did not deprive him of a right to compensation for the actual pain he had suffered. The jury would consider all the facts of the assault and the provocation, and give such damages as the plainlifr ought to receive. The jury retired at six o'clock, and a little after seven returned with a verdict for the plaintiff- Damages, X-,500,,
FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE…
FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE MEM- BERS OF JOINT STOCK COMPAN I ES. Extract of Mr. Justice Bayley's address to the Jury, at the Northumberland Assizes on the 4th inst., in a cause Blackett v. Weare;" the de- fendant a shareholder iu, the Margate Steam Yacht Company:— It is desirable that those who take shares in jtoint stock companies, should make some exami- nation into the solvency of the concerns in which they embark. The members of such companies are jointly and several ly liable for the, debts of their respective companies, and those who furnish j them with goods can recover the value of them from any individual member they think propter'to I select. Such is the law of the country, and I consider it a very benficial law. In the present case your verdict must be for the plaintiff.
I EXECUTION dF HANNAH READ.
EXECUTION dF HANNAH READ. We gave the trial of this wretched woman, at Leicester. The following is an account of her execution — The law designating the murder of a husband by his wife petty treason, the prisoner was con- veyed to the County Bridewell upon a sledge, in- stead ot* being taken in the gaol waggon. A bed or mattress was placed upon tile sledge, which was drawn by a horse, and upon which the pi iso- ner was secured by a rope. On reaching the Bridewell, she was carried into the gaoler's house where she was slioi-ti y after attended by the Chap- lain, andjoined i n devotion. About eleven o'clock, she was again placed upon the, sledge, and was drawn along the gaol yard, to the foot of the steps leading to the scaffold. Soon after she appeared on the platform, followed by the High Sheriff, and th rtsualattendarits. Fully sensible that her career in tliis world was soon to close upon her for ever; she seemed edrnest insupplicatingmercy for her siris, and in invoking the Divine favour upon her unfortunate children and relatives. At length the drop fell, and after, a few convulsive struggles, she was no more. After hanging the usual time, the body was cut down; and, being placed in a coffin, was immediately taken to the Infirmary, to undergo the remaining part of the sentence. Before the unhappy creature quitted this world she made some atonement for her crime, by making an ample confession of her guilt. She said, that having prevailed upon her husband to give her what money he liiidinhis possession. she asked him to take hit hat off, while she rubbed some white spots from it-that having done so, he put his right hand in his pocket for some pur, pose, and that she then gave him a push, and he fell headlong into the water-that he afterwards came up to the surface two or three times, but that she went off and left him to his fate. She had an affecting interview with her children and sister on Thursday. — BOW-STREET.-A New Case-Among the swarm of nocturnal disorderlies brought before Mr. Min- shull, Monday morning, was one Mr. Hugh Jones, who was charged with riding on the back of a watchman without the consent of the said watch- man being first had and obtained. The manner of it was thus —Between twelve and one o'clock on Saturday night, the watchman found a lady what was hellgivtiited in liquor," fast asleep in the gutter near the church of St. Mary le Strand. The poor lady was so far gone in drink that she could neither speak, stand, nor go; and therefore he determined to carry her to the watch-house, there to remain until she could give a better account of herself.—" She was too portable for me to carry without help," said he and so I call'd the next watchman to my 'sis- tance; and whilst I was carrying one end of her, this ere gentleman jumped a top of my back and rode me all the way down Strand-lane, to the watch-house door, without so much as a thank ye The Magistrate said this was quite a new case, ard asked Mr. Hugh Jones what he had to say for himself. Mr. Hugh Jones, in reply, assured his Worship that he had no recollection of any thing of the kind. In fact," added lie, I don't think I am the man to do such a thing." He then called a couple of witnesses who affirmed that they did not perceive Mr. Hugh Jones upon the watchman's back, though they were there present and they accused the watch- men of carrying the lady in a very indelicate j fashion." The watchmen replied that they carried the lady as delicately as possible, under the circum- stances but they failed to substantiate their charge against Mr. Hugh Jones to the Magis- trate's satisfaction, and therefore be was discharg- ed with an admonition not to attempt such ex- traordinary jockeyship against. A PLEDGE OF LOVE One Mr. J-ohn Buzhy- not the John Buzby of the Haymarket, but a worthy cordwainer of that name—was yesterday brought up on a warrant, charging him with hav- ing knocked down one Mr. Jonathan Pope, against the King's peace and the scraper of a door in Soiiiei-s Town. Mr. Jonathan Pope has been sadly pestered in this life; he dieteth himself temperately, and yet he is pestered with pimples he isamarried man, and yet he is pestered with love; and he is pes tered, moreover, with the pepper of his own dis- position, though he is one of the best meaning men in existence. He told a long and rather knotty story, every word whereof was substan- tiated by his lawful spouse, who attended him on the present occasion; and that knotty story we shall endeavour to unravel as briefly as possible. Mr. Jonathan Pope married early in life to the lady abovementioned, and a better, or a fatter, wife no eider'y gentleman need wish to have but it so happened that, about ten years ago, he be- came enamoured of one Miss Anne Howard, and by her he was led to evil; or, at all events, she was a party—a consenting party to his evil do- ings. In process of time. Miss Anne Howard presented Mr. Jonathan Pope with a pledge of their paw pan coalition, in the shape of a little girl, who attended this examination in verifica- tion of the fact, and a very nice little girl she is, though not much like Mr. Jonathan Pope. How- ever, he was highly delighted with her, for he had no little ones in wedlock and, looking upon her as the child of his age, he prevailed upon his wife to wink at the way ,1-n which it stole into the world, and adopt it as her own. Things then went on very well ;Miss Aune Howard was satisfied and Jonathan himself was highly delighted, and the child throve lustily. B\it, some time in the courytt of last summer, the destinies decreed that things should not remain in this satisfactory and delightful state any longer; for, about the time above mentioned. Mr. Jonathan Pope became afflicted with a pimply eruption, and the doctors w beinjr deubtful that the said pimply eruption might be It sort of small pox, recommended that Mr Jonathan Pope should relinquish the society of hrs darling little pledge of love, lest she also should become infected with thttt feature- fretting malady. Jonathan consented, with a heavy heart, and the pledge of love was placed under the care of its mother, Miss Anne Howard, until Jonathan recovered; and. as Jonathan said, V that was the fault and foundation of all this ere mischief. For in the meantime, and whilst Mr. Jonathan pope was still struggling with his supposed small pox, Miss Anne Howard became Mrs. John Buzby and, when Mr. Jonathan Pope applied v to have his pledge of love restored to him, Mr. John Buzby preremptorily refused to give it up, and dared Mr. Jonathan Pope to do his worst. Great was the wrath of Jonathan at this refusal he raged like a lion deprived of its little one /and he actually broke a stout ash plant to shriwrs, in be I abouring-notJohn Buzby bttt John Buzby's house and all to no purpose. At last he found out where his little pledge oflove wentto school: and thither he went determined tahave her away, either bv hook or by crook; but John Buzby was too quick for him and, meeting him at the school door, a scuffle ensued, which ended in John Buzby's knocking uown Mr. Jonathan Pope, against the King's peace and the scraper as aforesaid.. All these,matters and things were deposed to, and enlarged upon ad infinitum, by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Pope, by Mr. and Mrs. John Buzby; by John Buzby's father, and half a dozen other respectable V, itziesses-the Popes contending that as the said pledge of love was indisputably Jona- than's own manufacture, he was justly entitled to the possession of it: and the Buzbys contending that, as Mrs. John Buiiby's spihtership was suc- cessfully applied to the same end, she had an equal title with Jonathan & ttif.tt, as possession was nine points of the law, they were determined not to give it up. The Magistrate (Mr. Minshull) listened with great patience, as each party urged him to decided which of them should have possession of the child—for they were so anxious on this siibject that they quite forgot the Sclapcr but his Wor- ship refused to make any decision touching the child in question, and contented himself, and the justice of the case, by holding the Buzhys to bail to keep the peace towards the Popes, and the Popes towards the Buzbys. There is now in the London Docks, osi, board the Jones Captain Richardson, from New Orleans, an alligator near four fed long, and which it is supposed will arrive at thrice it present dimen- tions. It is about seven months old. and was caught on the banks of the Mississippi. All at- tempts to tame or render it docile have proved in vain; and on its being disturbed, by approaching the cage in which it is confined, it makes a noise, and appears eager to commence an attack. It is to be removed to the menagerie of the Tower. TIIALEK, AUG. b.-Sii- Walter Scott breakfasted at the Blennerhasset's Arms Hotel, in this town, this morning. He was accompanied by his son. Captain Seoft, a lady, said to be Lady Scott, and three young ladles. Sir Walter was on his road to tlie lakes of KiHaruey. which are about six- teen miles from Tralee.—The poet (this is an age of wonders) travelled in a carriage, and four, and he was accompanied by another carriage, con- taining his suite, &c. The English Mining Com- pany are making preparations for a fete upon the lakes to-morrow. The weather is inaaspicious, being very showery. Killarney. is exceedingly full, and the people, in consequence of Sir Wal- ter's visit, are flocking there in every direction. Lodgings, it is said, are very high and very scarce. It is rumoured that a stage hunt will be given its honour of Sir Walter. The Gentlemen of the Bar on the Northern Circuit are pressing for- ward to the lakes on the occassion. The military band of Tralee are at this moment about to march for Killarney. The German papers state that Dr. Fischer, et Konemburg, in Austria, announced some time ago that we should have a very hot and dry sum- mer and autumn, the sun being free from spots, and consequently giving more light and heat to the earth. Vegetation (says he) will frequently be refreshed only by the dew. Westerly winds will bring only clouds, and rarely partial, but never continued rains. The hottest days will be in the month of July—more so than in 1819 and 1822. A long, dry, and hot autumn, will favour the vintages. Between the 10th of September and the 10th of October, at three in the morning. the rare and interesting junction will be effected (near Regulus, the first star of the Lion) of three of the most luminous planets. Venus, Mars and Jupiter, which will all contribute to the light and heat, and procure us beautiful auUnonal morn- ings." BRITISH WINF.S.—The fine fiavour of all fruits being nearly destroyed by the process of fermen- tation, we advise our readers, who wish to pre- ^rve the flavour of a fruit in wine, to dissolve the sugar in water, and ferment it ten days In an at- mosphere of about the temperature of 60. The fermentation is more complete in af juice of th# fruit, or the bruised fruit, may then &e liquer may be strained off into a cask, and a small quantity of brandy added to prevent further fermentation. The wine thus prepared will not only contain the flavour of the fruit, but wilt be equal to any fo- reign wine, in consequence of the sugar being pro- perly decomposed by fermentation. The Britigft wines are very inferior to foreign wine:, and dis- order the stomachs of those whose digestion is not good in consequence of containing a considerable quantity of sugar, which, in th« temperature of the stomach, running rapidly into the acetous fer- mentation, is the cause of flatulence, heartburn. and other depressing affections. The wine of sugar should, in fact be first inada by fermenting the solution ofit in water for ten davs or a fort- night before the fruit is added. The saQcarine matter of the fruit of this this country being de- composed by fermentation in two or three daysv it runs into the acetous fermentation before the process hhs scarcely commenced in the sugar; the consequence of which is the flavour of the fruit is destroyed, and the wine is an unwhole- some mixture of sugar, wine and vinegar.Itfe- dical Journal. TREMENDOUS HURKICANB.—Thursday night about twelve o'clock, the metropolis was visited with a tremendous gale of wind, which lasted se- veral hours, attended with inundating showers of rain. The fury of the hurricane has been severely felt both on land and water. In tha park.4, par- ticularly Hyde and St. James's several treei have been torn up by the roots, and their trunks car- ried to the earth with such violence that they were shivered to atoms. Several valuable trees in Lambeth Palace and many sheds and outhouses in that neighbourhood shared a similar fate. On the river the damage both below and above bridge to the craft, is indescribable, occasioned by their breaking from their moorings and running fOlllof each other. Two barges, loaded with forty chal- dron of coals, belonging to Messrs. Lucas and Co. and lying off their wharf, and four bar- ges in the Piiiilico Basin. were sunk. The floor, cloth manufactory in the Kent Road, near the-; Deaf and Dumb Asylum, was blown down with. a tremendous craslr, Fortunately there were no persons on the Premises at the time. Several houses in the same neighbourhood, and in Ken- nington. Vauxhall, Camberwell, Peckham, and in other parts of the southern division of the town were completely unroofed, andinnumerablechim- n«ys were blown down. A large walnut tree ifi 0, gentiewlan Is garden at North end, Fulham, was completely destroyed, besides douig mischief to other trees in its faH< The garden* round Lon- don have suffered considerably, many treel were torn np by the roots, the largest branches broken off, aod the leaves stripped as in the latter part of autumn. A great number of apple, pear, and plum trees have been nearly bereft of theif fruit. PRINTED& PUBLISHEDby C. BROSTER AT BANGOR, CARNARVONSHIRE. 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