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dragged out of the carriage, and from the West, who had been for piked in several places ; but the some time agent to Arthur O'Conmilitary appearing at a distance, nor, and a Mr. Finn. It does not the rebels left him half dead, after follow because these persons are tataking from him seven hundred ken up, that they are guilty ; but pounds he happened to have in his consistently with the conduct of the pockets; he is, however, stated to present mild government, their be in a fair way of recovery. conduct will be fairly investigated,
“In one place in the Liberty was and none but the guilty will suffer. found a large quantity of gun-pow 66 The insurrection in Ireland is der and seven hundred pikes. stated to be completely quelled.
“On Sunday morning, the dead This howevr is a point that still rebodies of the rebels were taken up mains questionable: At best we susin the streets, and a great number pect the flame is only smothered for of cars were employed in carrying a season. them to the castle-yard for the pur “Papers have fallen into the hands pose of having them identified. In of government, from which we learn the number were several women, that the combination has been augwho were found with pikes and menting for at least eight months, stones in their hands. One corpse and arranged with the most systeparticularly attracted attention. matic attention. A provincial goIt was the body of an old man, vernment had been projected, which upwards of seventy, a shoe-ma was to resign its functions as soon ker, well known in the liberty. as a regular system of legislation He was bare-footed and bare-leg- should be adopted. ged. He had been shot through "A manifesto has also been disthe body, and lay upon the ground covered, written in a very impreswith a large knife in each hand. sive style, setting forth the oppresThe dead bodies appeared to be of sions which the people of Ireland the lowest orders of society.” had long suffered, explaining their
equal rights as men and citizens, CORK, AUGUST 5.
the injustice of their being forced «The disaffected did not openly into an union with Great Britain, by avow themselves here. It is well which they sustained nothing but known that their determination was disadvantage, and the propriety of to adopt the same rebellious pro- their rising up like one man, throwceedings as their brethren in Dub. ing off the yoke by which they were lin. The greatest exertions are galleci, separating from the country making here by the magistracy, to which they were chained, and yeomanry, &c. to prevent surprise. establishing themselves as an indeMany men of good property are be- pendent nation. come inhabitants of our prisons, “ It is stated, that the plans of the which are well guarded....among insurgents were so well constructed, these are the two Drianes, one of the attack on the castle having been whom is said to be worth two hun- arranged by midniglit, that had it dred thousand pounds; Simon Don- been concealed till that time, it aven, and Todd Jones, of the North, might have been successful. But whom I before mentioned; Di. Cal- the distribution of arms taking place lalian and his son, of Glognakeity; in the evening followed by intoxicano relation whatever to the worthy tion, occasioned a premature discophysician of this city; a Mr. Buck, very.”
LONDON, MAY 10.
readers will recollect that the Saturday, between one and two church was greatly repaired about o'clock, a most alarming fire broke a century ago, under the direction out on the roof of the tower on the of the great Sir C. Wren, when a centre of Westminster Abbey. The considerable part of the roof was accident arose from the scandalous replaced by carpentry, to save the negligence of the journeymen plum- expenses. This tower was then ers employed at present on the ne- intended as the basement of a cessary repairs of the roof, who left magnificent spire, with which that their melting pot in an improper architect had designed to decorate state. The catastrophe likely to be this noble and august temple of the result of such a conflagration oc British valour and wisdom. The excasioned a sensation in the public ertions of every description of permind, which every one may readily sons emphatically demand the unconceive. The Abbey is the depo- qualified praise of a British Journal. sitory of the remains of many of our ist. Every one seemed to feel the sovereigns, and of many of our fire in Westminster Abbey, as a most illustrious and celebrated common public concern. The solcountrymen and countrywomen, as diers in the neighbourhood, the well as of the chef d'auvres of our Westminster scholars, the clergy, national skill in the art of sculpture; the volunteers, the lowest classes, endeared to the public mind by so vied together in the earnestness of many valuable and exalted consi- their efforts to stop the progress of derations, it became the object of devastation. The corps of St. Mar. universal anxiety. As in too many garet and St. John maintained the other cases, so here, water could most perfect order and regularity, not be had for nearly two hours af- both within and without the Abbey, ter the fire commenced, in any during the whole of this most seriquantity sufficient for the working ous affair. We were extremely of the engines. But, when it was happy to find some of the most distinprocured in abundance, after the guished members of parliament tautter exhaustion of all the water- king the lead, and sharing all the tubs and cisterns in the neighbour- dangers and difficulties of the firehood, it was used with great effect, men in their endeavours; among and before six o'clock all entirely them Mr. Windham was very condisappeared. We were extremely spicuous. Nothing escaped his achappy, on inspecting the state of vity, which was such that one the cathedral carefully, after the could hardly distinguish his clothes fames were extinguished, to find so from those of a common labourer little injury sustained. What da- after the bustle was over, in consemage was done in the interior, was quence of his exertions. Lord occasioned by the burning of the Westmoreland, the lord Chancellor roof of the tower (which communi- and the dukes of Gloucester and cates to the grand arches of wood- Norfolk, likewise attended. work which appear to support it We must conclude this account from the inside), the fall of which, by congratulating the public on the by its violence, and by the commu- speedy termination of a calamity, nication of the fiames, destroyed a which, had it happened at night, considerable portion of the seats would not only have consumed the and ornaments of the chcir. It has choir and organ, but likewise all the been generally supposed that the valuable antiquities of a combustivic whole rooting of the arches of the nature in the Abbey; and have den church was of masonry; but our faced the fairest productions of our VOL.I....N0. I.
science and skill, as well as have of them recited a few lines prepared inflicted the keenest wounds on the for the occasion, with distinctness feelings of the relations of all the and emphasis, far surpassing the brave and great who are there come expectations of those who heard memorated. The damage sustain- them, demonstrating to the most ed, may perhaps be estimated at credulous, that the naturally deaf four or five thousand pounds. and dumb are here taught speech,
A measure, in which the trade so as to render it an intelligible veand navigation of this country hicle of their thoughts. (Great Britain) are incalculably in The Chairman announced from terested, received last night the the best authority, that the funds most willing concurrence of a com are as yet unequal to relieve the mittee of the House of Commons. numerous candidates for admission On the motion of Mr. Hawkins into an asylum, where alone there Browne, in the committee of sup- is relief for them. The impression ply, twenty thousand pounds were made upon the company by these granted towards making a naviga- observations, and the scene they ble canal through the Highlands of had just witnessed, produced some Scotiand from sea to sea. The ex- handsome donations and many antent is fifty-nine miles, twenty of nual subscriptions. which are occupied by lakes of un The parish of Presteign, in Radfathomable depth. The remaining norshire, in Wales, embraces a cirare to be twenty feet deep, and of a cle of nineteen miles. The burials, proportionable breadth, so that slips on an average of seven years are of the line may pass from the Baltic only twenty-six persons a year; and to the British channel.
births for the same time forty-two. This would obviate all the diffi. And of the burials, upwards of culties of going round about by the eighteen of the twenty-six, were of Shetland and Orkney Isles; a pas- persons from eighty to one hundred sage of fourteen days in the calmest weather, and which in the windy season is rarely effected in less Domestic incidents on board the than three months: while, by the
American frigate New-York. proposed canal, the passage in the April 25th, 1803, off Sardinia.... most unfavourable weather, will not early in the morning the gunner's occupy more than twelve days, and mate had been returning the signal frequently little more than half that lanthorns into the gunner's storeperiod. It is calculated, that the room, as usual, and also the match whole expense of this canal will not which is kept burning during the exceed the loss sustained by ship- night. He returned, and the gunwrecks in the present course of na ner went immediately down into vigation in five years.
the cock-pit, and it seems took a School for Deaj and Dumb. At light into the store-room to see if the London tavern, on Thursday, every thing was properly secured, March 30, a respectable and nu when from the snuff of the candle merous company of gentlemen met or otherwise, fire was communicato celebrate the anniversary of this ted to a considerable quantity of institution, Sir Thomas Turton, powder, upwards of an hundred baronet, one of the vice-presidents weight. The explosion took place in the chair. After dinner, the precisely at three o'clock, those in Stewards, preceded by the Rev. the cock-pit suffered beyond concepMr. Mason, as secretary, introdu- tion though most of them have surced the children (forty-seven in vived it. The gunner, Morril, number) at present under a course died the following night and also a of instruction in language, writing, boy named Hamilton. Mr. Shults arithnietic, mechanic arts, morals died in about thirty-six hours. and religion, who produced speci- Burrior, captain's clerk, died since mens of their writing, &c. and some our arrival here (Malta). Dr.
Weems is yet ill, though recover cannon they would have met with ing fast, as are likewise Mr. Alex. a warm reception. is, midshipman, Kennedy, purser's Further information states, that steward, and M'Gee, marine. Mr. there are a number of letters found Lewis, midshipman, and Mr. Israel with them from inhabitants of this well. The explosion blew the gun state, offering them assistance and deck and quarter deck hatches up protection, should they prove suc.... started the gun magazine, ward- cessful. Does this not shew the room, and cabin bed heads. Exer- rascality of Demos? tion alone saved us. 'The fire was
LOUISVILLE, AUG. 25. extinguished in one hour.
An expedition is expected to GEORGE-TOWN, AUG. 10, 1803. leave this place shortly, under the
The fatal effects of the flux which direction of Capt. William Clark rages with the utmost violence in and Mr. Lewis, (private secretary this and the neighbouring coun- to the President) to proceed through ties, exhibits a very distressing the immense wilderness of Louisia. scene; upwards of five hundred na to the Western or Pacific ocean. porsons, it is thought, within a few The particular objects of this unweeks, have been swept off; and dertaking are at present matters of in some parts more than two-thirds conjecture only ; but we have good of families have fallen a prey to reason to believe, that our governthis depopulating disorder. ment intend to encourage settle.
ments, and establish sea ports, on CINCINATTI, AUG. 17.
the coast of the Pacific ocean, which Two Indians were lately killed in would not only facilitate our whalMontgomery county by a white man, ing and sealing voyages, but enable the particulars as far as has come
our enterprising merchants to carry within our knowledge, are; the white man was hunting and hap- with China and the East Indics.
on a more direct and rapid trade pened to fall in with an Indian camp ....the Indians appeared not very SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, AUG. 23. friendly, he left them....he had not This day at twelve o'clock a duel went far on his way, when he saw was fought by Samuel Howard and two of the Indians a-head, and both Joseph Welcher, Esqrs. The subtaking aim at him, their guns fash- ject of dispute arose in the city ed, the white man fired and killed council, of which they were both one, and ran upon the other and dis- members. Howard was dangerouspatched him with the but of his ly wounded by being shot through gun....It is said the white man has the belly. He fell on the spot, and given himself up.
was supposed to be dead....He has FORT NIAGARA, AUG. 17.
been brought to town, his wounds I have just seen a British officer examined, and it is expected he
will recover. from Fort George, who informs me
George D. Sweet that they have discovered a conspi.
was Howard's, and George M.
The racy that was to have taken place Thromp, Welcher's second. among the soldiers of that garrison place of action was the Jews burythis evening...their intentions were ing ground. to have murdered the whole of the ELIZABETH-Town,(M.) AUG. 31. officers, burnt the garrison, and to On Wednesday the 24th, Peter have fled to the United States. This Light, of Sharpsburgh, was aris a battalion of the forty-ninth raigned at the bar of Washington Irish regiment, about one hundred county court, for making counterand fifty in number; the principals feit dollars, and after a fair and imare sent to York, where an exam- partial trial, was found guilty. On ple will be made of them. Had they Thursday following, he was sentenoffered to come within reach of our ced to be whipt, pillored and cropt
....which sentence was accordingly and destroyed materials and appa. put into execution by the sheriff, ratus to a considerable amount.
New York.... The circumstances PORTSMOUTH, (N. H.) AUG. 27. which have come to our knowledge,
Sporting, or hunting the bear... respecting the reported embezzleA grand bear hunt is proposed on
ment of money by a person inthe serthe third Wednesday in October vice of the Manhattan company, are next, in the grand forest in Der- these: In consequence of the indisryfield and Chester; which will be position of Mr. Hunn (one of the tellconducted by surrounding the whole ers) and the absence of the first bookdesert, and marching in a regular keeper, the situation of temporary manner to the centre thereof, in teller, on Saturday the 27th ult. deorder to enclose all the wild game volved upon Mr. Benjamin Brower, in the woods. Any gentleman dis- who had been received into the posed to divert himself with a day's bank with very respectable recom, fatigue, is invited to repair to one mendations, and at that time filled of the places of rendezvous, on the the office of second book-keeper to morning of said day, at eight o'clock, the entire satisfaction of the Direcequipt with a good gun, powder and tors, whose opinion of his integrity ball, provisions, canteen, &c. was highly flattering. The above forest has been time
On the day above mentioned, Mr. out of mind, and now is an asylum for Brower received, in his capacity of and a habitation of a swarm of teller, upwards of seventy thousand bears, wolves, and other beasts of dollars. The money delivered by prey, which have been hunted by him to the cashier, in the evening, small parties, without success. at the closing of the accounts, fell Bears are almost daily seen, and ten thousand dollars short of this make frequent depredations on sum; but as the money and the young cattle and sheep, and have written statement of receipts had become a serious evil to the inhabit- been made to correspond in the sum ants residing near the premises. total, no suspicions of fraud were
In several parts of Massachu- entertained. Mr. Brower was absetts, Connecticut, and New-Hamp- sent from the bank on the Monday, shire, the dysentery, and other dis- Tuesday and Wednesday following; eases prevail to a very afflicting de- still, from the general tenor of his gree. Many villages experience, former conduct, and from the sickly in proportion to their relative num state of the city, no one entertained bers, a mortality much greater a sentiment injurious to his reputathan any of our devoted cities, by tion, or supposed his absence occathe fever.
sioned by any other circumstance On the 28th, the barn of Henry than some derangement in his own P. Moore, of Poughkeepsie, in N. health, or the hcalth of his family. E. town was destroyed by fire, to The adjustment of the accounts of gether with the whole of his sum- the bank, preparatory to its remer crop of grain and hay. Also a moval to Greenwich, took place on sleigh, fanning-mill, &c. &c. The Wednesday evening, the 31st, when barn was purposely set on fire by a a deficiency to the amount above boy wiro lived with Mr. Moore, by stated, was discovered;" and the the name of Peter Canady. He is cup was found in Benjamin's sack." lodged in gaol and confessed the
Aninquiry was inmediately instifact to a number of persons. tuted respecting Mr. Brower. The
Philadelphia.....On Wednesday result was, that he had left the city night, August 30, between ten and on Sunday, with his family; but no cleven o'clock, a fire brcke out in person could give information to the chemicallaboratory of Mr. Hun- what part of the country he had ter, in Second, below Walnut street. absconded. Messengers were disIt consumed a part of the building, patched in different directions, in