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the party to Natal was intended to His majesty's ship Lever, capt. be constantly employed between Owen, was the next that touched the Cape and the colony at Natal, at lieutenant Farewell's colony. but on her return she was burnt She arrived there on the 15th of at sea, and all on board perished. September last.

An officer on Nothing was heard of the little board says, “It does not appear party of adventurers till nearly a that Mr. Farewell is sufficiently year afterwards, when, in May, provided to carry on his commerce 1825, the York, lieutenant Hawes, to any great extent. He has, visited them, and brought some news however, collected about four tons of lieutenant Farewell's proceed- of ivory, much of it from the southings. That officer's first care had been ern parts. He had a quantity colto form an establishment, and this lected near Ants River, to which was done to the northward of the place Mr. Fynn was gone, to conharbour, close to the watering- vey it to Natal. As every tootli place. The buildings consisted of had thus to be transported by land three small houses and a few huts a distance of 80 miles, his traffic made of clay and bushes, and sur must be laborious. The intervenrounded by a wall of five or six tion of hostile tribes likewise prefeet high, to defend them from the vents lieutenant Farewell from tigers and wolves, which were seen attempting a direct communication every evening in great numbers. with our old colony. But Chaka, Mr. Farewell was occupied in the understanding this, and affecting a construction of a large house, to be great regard for the English, has secured by a wall six feet high, determined an expedition and three in thickness, with plat- against all the Kaffres of the fronforms on which to place artillery. tier, of whom this extraordinary The party were healthy, and the savage says, he will not leave one soil was abundantly productive in

man alive." grain and vegetables, ; but ow Mr. Fynn and the English of ing to their small number, they the party have adopted the Kaffre had not entered upon agricultural costume (a skin, merely, round the pursuits. They had plenty of waist), but lieutenant Farewell game and cattle, but were in want retained his English dress. of bread and flour. They were on

2. SINGAPORE. - By' an estithe best terms with the natives, mated value kept in the masterand had the protection of their king attendant's office, the trade of Sin(Chaka), who seemed to have great gapore has increased as follows :respect for Europeans. Three

In 1822, value of exports and imports 8,568,172 rivers, none of them navigable,

13,268,397 cross the settlement. The inha

15,000,000 bitants upon it were estimated at 1825, estimated at not less than 20,000,000 250, of whom 100 were sent by Large junks from different parts Chaka to protect the establishment. of China not only bring annually Chaka having conquered this tract a multitude of settlers, but also imonly two years before, had de- port and export valuable cargoes; stroyed the greater number of the vessels of smaller sizes, from Siam inhabitants. The harbour is well and Cochin-China, are yearly inadapted for vessels not drawing creasing; a considerable trade also more than nine feet water,

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number of square-rigged vessels flames, which proceeded from the that arrived in the year 1823, from upper part of the building, were India and Europe, amounted to subdued, and a person went up to 216, of native oriental craft 1,550, Mr. P.'s warehouse to ascertain the importing nearly 80,000 tons of extent of the injury, when he dismerchandize. And all this un covered the body of Mr. Price near precedented increase of population, the door, beside a pile of velveteens, trade, and prosperity, has arisen, one of the pieces of which was not so much from the favourable placed upon him. He was lifeless, locality of this eastern emporium, with a desperate wound above his and the safety and convenience of left ear: his brains were scattered its port (both of which are ex on several of the pieces around him. cellent), as from the establishment The skull appeared to have been in good faith of the principle of cut through, but there was no implefree trade; a simple provisional ment found upon the spot with administration of justice, dispensed which the murder could be supwithout delay; a strict and efficient posed to have been perpetrated. police; and a judicious system of Mr. Gibson, of the Savings Bank, granting and registering lands; to had left two of his clerks in the which

may be added, as most im- lower story, when he went home portant, a large and liberal institu- to dinner. About half-past one, tion for the education of youth, of one of them, smelling, fire, went whatever country or religion. The

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ascertain whence Chinese, some millions of whom it proceeded. On entering the are spread over the islands of the back-room of the second story, great Asiatic Archipelago, are every which Mr. Price used as a counta where ready to receive

instruction. ing-house, he observed his hat upon At the college of Malacca, Chinese the desk; he then went up the boys are not only taught to read next flight of stairs, in expectation their own and the English lan- of meeting Mr. Price, and found guage, but allowed cheerfully by the door of the upper room open, their parents to be instructed in but the smoke was so dense he the principles of the Christian re- could see nothing, and was comligion. The college that was pelled to retire. A man and woestablished there has now been man, in the service of Mr. Price, removed to Singapore, and united have been taken up on suspicion. to the Malay college founded by The man states, that he and the sir Stamford Raffles.

woman left their master about a 3. MURDER.. In Manchester quarter past one, Mr. Price having a murder was committed, under informed them that he would shut extraordinary circumstances, on the up the warehouse himself. The body of Mr. T. Price, a respectable fire was discovered in about a fustian-manufacturer. About two quarter of an hour after, and the o'clock in the afternoon, an alarm body was found in a lifeless state of fire having been given, the ena immediately upon the extinction of gines were brought to Marsden- the flames. Mr. Price, who was square, to a house, the lower part about 55 years of age, left a of which is occupied by the Savings' widow and five children. There Bank, and the two upper stories by seems to be little doubt but that Mr. Price. Soon after three, the the wretches who perpetrated

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this deed intended that the body silver coins of the ancient kings of should be so far disfigured by the this realm. In June last, as workfire, as to render its identification men were pulling down a house impossible. The Coroner's jury adjoining the Eagle Inn, they disreturned a verdict of wilful murder covered,

on digging up the bottom against-Evans, and a man in the of the cellar, a quantity of silver service of Mr. Price. [See infra]. coins, and, after a further search,

COMBINATION.—The Cumber- a jug containing gold coins. A land Packet says, on Monday last, considerable scramble took place the seamen of the port of White« among the workmen; but "Mr. haven turned out, as the phrase is, Howell, the contractor of the for an addition to their wages, of building for Corpus Christi college, half a guinea per voyage; with secured the treasure. The question which demand the owners and now arose to whom it belonged. masters do not feel themselves in a The Bursar of the college took condition to comply; and the con- possession of part of it, and Mr. sequence is, a suspension of nautical Balls, for Mr. Howell, of another activity, with the exception of a part; and eventually the whole few small traders, navigated by the was deposited in the names of the

and apprentices. The sea- Bursar and Mr. Balls, in the bank men, like the shipwrights (who are of Messrs. Mortlocks, till it could still without work), have foolishly be decided to whom it of right be connected themselves with clubs, longed. wherein worthless characters in The lords of the Treasury, a few general hold sway, and thus, as a days ago, applied to the coroner, body, they are led to do many to hold an inquest; and after going things, which, as individuals, they through all the evidence, the

jury disapprove of. The present period, without hesitation found their verhowever, is unfortunate one dict upon the points directed to for their project. A diminution of their consideration by the coroner, wages, under existing commercial who desired them to leave out of pressure, is

more likely their minds any question of right occurrence than so great an ad- as to whom the treasure belonged,

as that would be for the decision BRUSSELS. - We learn from of a superior court." that on the Gorcum, that the river Merwede 3rd of June last, 195 pieces of gold is frozen from that place to Bois le coin of the value of 1301. 3s. ; and Duc, and even beyond, which has 3,510 pieces of silver coin of the not happened since 1784. Last value of 701. Os. 5 d. were found Sunday 3 or 4,000 persons were by William Smith and Stephen assembled on the ice. The river Woodcock, labourers in the emLek is covered with ice, which is ployment of James Howell, bricka so strong that even waggons pass layer, hidden in the ground under

the site of an ancient house or 4. TREASURE TROVE.--An in- building situate in Bene’t-street in quiry of a novel nature was held the said town, which were of anat the Eagle Inn, Cambridge, cient time hidden as aforesaid, and before Mr. Chevell, one of the the owners thereof cannot be coroners for this town, on view known." of a large quantity of gold and As soon as the verdict was rea

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released from his fangs! This was When the sentence of death was at last effected by the keeper, but "read to him on the 24th, in the the sufferer was left in such a state evening, he persisted, in spite of as to leave no hope of his surviving the clearest evidence, in denying The magistrates have committed the fact; but at length he confessed the keeper to prison, and served it. This prompt administration of the concern with a Welsh eject- justice met with general approbament.

tion, which, however, was not Riot.A serious riot has taken extended to the manner in which place at Norwich, the origin of it was executed. There exists an which appears to have been the ancient law by which the murderer jealousy felt at the employment of of an ecclesiastic is to be knocked country weavers by the manufac down with a hammer, then his turers of the town. On Tuesday throat cut, and his arms and feet morning last, about eight o'clock, separated from his body. This from 600 to 800 men followed a kind of capital punishment, which cart containing goods manufactured arose from the notions of the middle in the country, attacked it, seized ages respecting the dignity of a its contents, strewed them about, priest, had not

been practised since and threw the cart into the river. the reign of Pius VI.-On this They then returned to the ware occasion it was revived. Immehouse to which the cart had been diately on receiving the blow with proceeding, and broke every pane the hammer, the criminal fell to of glass, threatening similar de- the ground, apparently lifeless, on struction to every warehouse. They which the executioners proceeded next directed their attention to to fulfil the other parts of the senpublic-houses, and other places tence with a dexterity and prowhere they suspected goods manu- priety that were really remarkable. factured in the country to be placed. The detached members were exThis caused great alarm. A body of posed for an hour, then put into a men, armed with pickaxes, shovels, coffin and buried. It is said, that bludgeons, stones, and other wea five other criminals sentenced to pons, threatened vengeance to every death were to have been executed manufacturer in the town. Their before the Carnival, because it was next attack was at Mr. Willett's, thought that the people would where they broke every window, thereby be deterred from the comforced an entrance into the count mission of similar crimes; but his ing-house, and destroyed almost holiness considered this mixture of every thing it contained.

The the horrible with the comic more civil and military powers came up, likely to weaken the impression of the Riot Act was read ; and every

the former, than to inspire a permeans was used to prevent a repe manent and salutary terror. tition of theoutrage.--/ See p. 23). 26. BARBARITY OF POACHERS. 25. ROME.-Franconi, á youth -William Thomas, alias John


the murderer of Emery, alias William Barnes, and the Prelate Tragetti, was executed Robert Wood, two young athletic in the Piazza di Popolo, in pre men, were indicted at the Staffordsence of an immense multitude of shire sessions, under an act passed spectators, who filled the square, in the 57th year of his late maand the terraces of Monte Pincio. jesty, for entering a wood, in the

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parish of Wolverhampton, belong- jumped over the hedge out of the ing to Lord Anson, between the coppice, and knocked my husband hours of six in the evening and down ; they then beat my husband seven in the morning of the 29th with Robert Wood's gun until they of November last, armed, with broke it, and afterwards with his intent to kill game.

own gun till they broke that too; The singular circumstance of an they then jumped upon him; upon aged female forming one of a small which I went to his assistance. party on a night-watch for poachers They then turned from him to me, -- her intrepidity on the occasion and knocked me down with a the brutal conduct of the poachers hedge-stake. I got up, and was -and the very narrow escape of beaten and knocked down again one of their victims, gave to this several times. --Before going away, case a degree of greater importance they gave my husband a heavy and deeper interest than usually blow on the head with the broken belong to such transactions.

gun. They took my husband's Mary Pinnett, a woman ad broken gun with them, and left vanced in years, deposed as follows: their own behind. Directly after I remember going with my hus- they ran away, I went up to my band, Nicholas Pinnett, who is a husband, and found he was not wood-ranger at Bentley, and my quite dead, but covered all over son-in-law, James Boulton, to with blood. My husband has been watch for poachers, on the evening compelled ever since that time, of Monday, the 28th of November until last Sunday, to keep his bed ; last. We went out about ten, and he is quite incapacitated for attendreturned at eleven ; after waiting ing here, in consequence of the about ten minutes we started again, severe wounds he received that and went round the covers belong- night. I know the prisoners at ing to Lord Anson. Soon after- the bar to be two of the three men wards, we heard the report of a who committed the offence. (Witgun in Herbert's Coppice, and on ness's husband had several of his proceeding in the direction from ribs broken, and was otherwise whence the sound came, we met much injured.) This statement, a man in a field adjoining the and the identity of the prisoners, coppice. I collared him--and being established by three other asked what he was doing at that witnesses, they were found guilty, time of night.

He said he was and sentenced to transportation for “going;" he then said, « loose

seven years. me, woman, are you going to rob ASTORGA LIBRARY. The me?" I said, “no, man;" and Astorga Library, recently purasked him for his name, which he chased for the Faculty of Advosaid was Emery ; this was about cates at Edinburgh, is supposed two o'clock. I kept the man col- to be the most curious collection lar'd, and sent my son-in-law to of Spanish books existing anythe constables. Soon after, the where out of Spain. It consists man whom I held called out, as if of about 8000 vols. and was sold to some companions, " Don and for 30001. The Bodleian also had bất your eyes, if you don't come an agent in town to treat with Mr. over I'll confess ;"


which Thorpe’s creditors. The collection Robert Wood and another man is unrivalled (in so far as England

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