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INCIDENTS OCCURRING IN AND NEAR LONDON, INTERESTING MARRIAGES, &c.
ATTEMPT TO ASSISSINATE HIS ROYAL HIGH
NESS THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND.
him. After moving a few paces he stepped upon
a sword, and, although in the dark, he was conFriday, June 1, the Coroner's Inquest os vinced it was covered with blood : it proved to be sembled at the Duke of Cumberlayd's house, in the Duke's own regimental sword. The Duke St. James's Palace, to investigate into the vio and witness then went to alarm the house, and lent attack made upon his Royal Highness, and got a light from the porter. The Duke was the death of Joseph Sellis, one of his ralets. The afraid the murderer was still in his bed-room ; Inquest was held before Adams, Esq. the the Duke was obliged to lean apon him from the Coroner for the Verge of the Court.
loss of blood, and his Royal Highness gare di. Mr. Adams addressed the Jury, and informed rections that no person should he let ont of the them of the violent attack that had been made house. They called up the witness's wife, who upon the Duke of Cumberland; and that there is the housekeeper, and told her to call Sellis. was very little doubt but it was done by the de He then returned with the Duke to his bedceased. He stated, the circumstances had been At that time the Duke was very faint, fully investigated by the Privy Council on from the great loss of blood. Upon examining Thursday, and that the depositions of the nume the premises, they found, in a second adjoining rous witnesses had been taken before Mr. Justice small room, a pair of slippers, with the name of Read, which he should read to them; after | Sellis on them, and a dark lanthorn. The key of which the witnesses would be called before them, the Lloset was in the inside of the lock, and to his and the depositions would also be read, when knowledge the key had not been in that state for they would have an opportunity of altering or ten years. He had reason to believe the wounds enlarging, and the Jury could put any question of the Duke had been given by a sword. Sellis to them they thought proper.
took out the Duke's regimentals some time since, The first affidavit that was read, was that of and put them by again, but left out the sword his Royal Highness the Duke of Chunberland, upon a sofa, for two or three days; it was the which stated, that about half-past two o'clock on same sword which he trod upou, and it was in a Thursday morning he received two violent | bloody state. blows and cuts on his head; the first impression Tlie Foreman of the Jury asked the witness if vpon his mind was, that a hat had got into the he thought the deceased had any reason to be disroom, and was heating about his head; he was satisfied with the Duke. He replied, on the soon convinced to the contrary by receiving a || contrary, he thonght Sellis had more reason to third blow ; he jumped ont of bed, when he re be satisfied than any other of the serrants; his ceived a number of other blows; from the glim- Royal Highness had stood godfather for one of mering light, and the motion of the instrument his children-the Princess Augusta, godmother. that inflicted the wounds, afforded from a dull The Duke had shewn liim very particular favour lamp in the fire-place, they appeared like flashes by giving him apartments for his wife and family, of lightning before his eyes. He made for a with coals and candles. door, near the bead of his bed, leading to a Within the last year the Duke and Royal small rooin to which the assassin followed him Family had been extremely kind to him. He and cut him across his thighs. His Royal High- had never given him an angry word, although he ness not being able to find his alarm-bell, which has often made use of bad language to hirn ; if he there is no doubt the villain bad concealed, called did, he never answered him. The deceased was with a loud voice for Neale, his valet in waiting, of a very malicious disposition.' He would never several times, who came to his assistance, and be contradicted if he began a subject, for which Neale, together with bis Royal Highness, reason he never wished to have any conversation alarmed the House.
with him. He frequently quarrelled with Mr. Cornelius Neale sworn-He said he was valet Paulet, one of the Duke's servants, and fought to the Duke of Cmnberland, and that he was in with the Steward at Kew.-Lately the deceased close waiting upon his Royal Highness on Wed- had a bad cold, and the Duke was so very kind nesday night, and slept in a bed in a room ad. || towards him in consequence, that he took him joining to the Duke's bed-room. A little before inside the carriage to Windsor. Sellis dressed three o'clock, he heard the Duke calling ont, ! the Duke on Wednesday night. He had no " Neale, Neale, I am murdered, and the mur donbt but Sellis intended that he should be derer is in my bed-room !" He went immediately charged with being the murderer, to get biw out to his Royal Highness, and found him bleeding of the way. from bis wounds. The Duke told him the door
The Jury proceeded to exanive the bed-room the assassin had gone out at; he armed himself of the Royal Duke, which they fouvd in a most with a poker, and asked if he should pursue him? | distressing and borrid state. It could not be dis. The Duke replied, “No; but to remain with covered wbut his Royal Highness's night-cap was
made of, being completely soaked in blood : the was quite dead, but not cold; the blood was then first blow given bis Royal Highness was provi- running and fro:hing out of his neck. He did not dentially prevented from proving fatal, froin the appear to have struggled with any person, but Duke wearing a padded ribbon bandage round his hapds lay quite straight down by his side. The bis cap, and a tassel, which camc in contact with deceased had on pantaloons and stockings. the sword; the bed-clothes generally were Thomas Creedy, a private in the Coldstream blooded, the paper of the room, the prints, and Regiinent of Guards, who was on duty, and the paintings, the door at the head of the bed through first man who entered the room of Sellis, the which his Royal Highness endeavoured to make servant being afraid, he tren bled so much that bis escape) was cut with the sword at the time the he let the candle fall, but he caught it np, and villain was cutting at the Duke, and the dark as prevented it from going out. After seeing Sellis's sassin must have followed bis Royal Highness to throat cit, and hearing robbers were in the the door of an anti-room, which was also spotted house, he looked under the hed. He did not see with blood.
a coat in the room (which is very small) although The Jury then proceeded to the room where there was a blue one belonging to Sellis with the corpse of the departed villain remained. They blood on the left cufi, and blood on the left side. found it, with the whole of the body (except the He observed a wash-hand basin with blood on head and feet) covered with blood; the razor the sides, and blo in some water. Th dewhich did the deed in a very bloody state. The ceased did not appear to have struggled with any deceased's neckcloth was cut through in several
one; his head was against bis watch at the head places. The drawers, wash-hand bason-staud, of the bed. and the bason, were bloudy.
Josepli Strickland, under butler to bis Royal After the examination of the rooms, the Jury Higliness, saw the deceased in the dressing room proceeded to the investigation of the witnesses, of his Ro al Highness the preceding evening,
Thomas Joues, a surgeon and apoihecary of the when witness entered to put the Duke's cup upon Strand, suid he had attended the Duke's family the table. When lie tirst entered the room he did since the year 1903. He knew llie deceased well; not see liim, and was surprised to find him there, he never saw him in a low or desponding way. as he knew it was not his night to wait. It was
Ann Neale, the bousekeeper, sail, she was about eleven o'clock. The deceased looked hard called up at about three o'clock, on Thursday and laughed at him, but said nothing, which morning, by her husband; at the saine time she made him more surprised. He did not know hcard the Duke saying, “ I am nuurdered.” She whether it was a ghastly laugh, but it was not in got up with all possible speed, and saw the Duke his usual manner. Witness was almost going to bleeding very much in the valet's room; she ask whether he was going to Windsor, but he went with several others, to the deceased's door, | did not. It was not the witness's duty to evter to call him, she found it fastened on the inside ; the room when a page was there, nor would he no answer was given to their calls; she and other have then entered it, if be kuew that Sellis was servants went to another door, which opened to there. He did not notice whether he had slippers his room. As they approached the door, they on, but he was sure he had a coat. Wiiness was heard a noise, as if a man was gargling water in not intimate with the deceased, but he always his throat. The porter entered first, and he ex- found him very civil. claimed" Good God! Mr. Sellis has cut his
Mrs. Hannah Sellis, the widow of the de. throat." —He was a very obstinate and qunrrel- ceased, was next called in. She was extreinely some man; he would not bear contradiction, not agitated; and though it was probably the interie even from the Duke.
tion of the Coroner and the Jury to have exMr. Jackson, a surgeon. He had examined | amined her ininutely, they were satisfied with her the body of the deceased ; he had found the wind- acknowledging the deposition which she had pipe completely divided: he had seen larger inde before the Magistrate. The deposition was wounds done by a man's own bands; the arteries read over to lier, and she stated that it was the ou both sides were completely separated; he had evidence she had before given. It was to the folno deubt but they were done by a razor, or sharp lowing effect :--• That the deceased had passed instrument; the wound was five or six inches nearly the whole of W'eduesday in her company; wide, and an inch and a half deep; he had no that he went to the market, ind afterwards other wound in his body, and had no doubt but walked with her in die park, when he said lic his throat being cut was the cause of his death. should sleep that night in the Duke's apartments.
Serjeant Creighton, of the Coldstream Regi. She rezily believed he had shoes or gaiters on at ment of Foot Guards, said, iu consequence of the that time, and not slippers. He had a severe cold aların of the Duke being inurdered, ie went with lately, but this week be was more cheerful than several men into the house; when they came to be loud been for some time before. Iie bad re. the deceased's room, the servants were afraid to marked to her not long since, that death was a go in on account of the noise ; he, in conse debt all suoner or later innst pay, but slie did not quence, took the candle from them. He found think that he then had any partichiar intention the deceased dead, with his throat cut, and a ra in his mind. She never beard him complain of zor about two yards from the bed; the deceased the treatment which he received from hia tlo, ed
Highness, but, on the contrary, was highly gra tion for the ceremony were totally unaware of his tified by the kindness he and other branches of | intention. It was said, indeed, that from the bethe Royal Family shewed him, particularly the ginning he had expressed great repugnance to present of muslin wbich witness received from the exhibition intended ; but bis party flattered the Qneen, and Princes Augusta standing god themselves, that in the end he would yield to their mother to the child. He was not embarrassed in wishes. his circumstances, for she did not know of any It was nearly five o'clock before the procession debt he owed, but one to the apothecary.
moved from 'Tower-hill. The phaeton with four After supper, on Wednesday, he mixed a glass borses provided for Sir Francis Burdett was of brandy and water, which he made her drink, | empty. And our Readers may conceive the efas she was troubled with spasirs in the stoinach. fact of a procession where the principal hero was He partook of a little of it, shook lands, and absent. The multitudes assembled in all the wished her a good night, and she never saw him line of the march exceeded any thing we ever more cheerful. lie took some clean linen witnessed. with him, and said be would bring home the Ladies from every window were seen waving dirty lines on the following morning. She said their handkerchiefs, and the spectators in the he was a tender father, and an affectionate hus streets uncovering and huzzaing as it passed. band.
The Strand and the principal streets through Here the evidence closed. The Jury con which the procession had passed, were illumi. tinned in deliberation nearly an hour and a half, nated at night crowd parading the streets, and finally, ahuut 12 o'clock, returued a verdict and calling out for lights; and windows were of FELO DE SE.
broken where no lights were potup. LIDERATION OF SAR FRANCIS BURDETT MARRIED-Sir William Oglander, Bart, to AND MR. GALE JONES.-Thursday, June 21, the Lady Maria Fitzroy, eldest danghter of the Eur! prorogation of Parliament took place, and it was of Euston - Mr. William Wansey, of Queen. universally expected that Sir Francis Burdett square, to Miss Towgood, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mr. Gale Jones were to be drawn home from Matthew Towgood. their respective prisons in popular cavalcade as a Died.--At Brompton, in the 45th year of his means of proving the sentiment of the nation on age, Louis Schiavonetti. The Arts have seldom the power assumed by the House of Coinmons. sustained a greater loss than by the death of
The day had scarcely dawned when the people this eminent Engraver, who, to a consummate were in motion—when music was heard in every knowledge in the art of delineation, united direction. At the several appointed rendezvous a clearness and freedom of stroke, a force in the several parishes of Westminster the pecple and delicacy of expression, and a taste and power began to assemble about ten v'clock, and from in the effect of his works, which have never been thence proceeded to the Tower. Scarcelya | excelled. Mr. Schiavonetti was born and edustreet, laue, or alley was to be found in which the cated at Bassano, in the territories of Venice, but cockade of Sir Francis Burdett was not to be he finished his studies as an engraver, under scen-in which the cry of “ Burdett for ever" was Bartolozzi, in England. It was from this emi. not to be heard. Before one o'clock Tower-hill nent Artist that be acquired the knowledge and and all the avenues approaching it were literally | understood the value of correct delineation. It thronged. By half after two o'clock the whole of was from Bartolozzi likewise, that he obtained the procession was in readiness to move, and that versatility of talent, which enabled him to from that moment the most eager expectations apply himself with equal success to both branches prevailed, but which in the end was totally disap- of the Graphic Art, and to comprehend the pointed; for, about hali-after three Lord Moira distinct excellencies of chalk and line engravappeared on his way to the Tower, and was re ings. Mr. Schiavonetti was employed on some ceived with acciaivations. His Lordship re of the works which were intended for a great na maived a short time in the Tower, and wheu herional publication in France. He finished an came out, he coinmunicated to some of the prin- engraving from a picture of Vandyke, which we cipal persons coucerned in conducting the
pro believe to be the only one, of a large size, cession, that Sir F. Burdett had crossed the river, \ which he lived to execute. Most of the works of and proceeded to Wiinbledon. This communi- || Schiavonetti are on a small scale, and were procation was immediately announced, but there was dnced by the patronage of Booksellers, for varigeacral indisposition to believe it. Indeed the
ous elegant publications. He was lately einpeople appeared to regard it rather as an expe- ployed on thut beautiful composition, Stothard's dieut fabricated by their enemies to induce them · Canterbury Pilgrims :" he lived to complete to disperse, and so to weuken the etect which the etching, and some of the principal parts of their assemblage had in view.
the figures, but he left it unfinished. If the graver It is in vain to conjecture the cause of his dis- of Bartolozzi were left in England to Schiavo. appearance, for all the Members of the Com- netti, Mr. Schiavonetti has carefully transmitpilise ivbo had been the most active in prepara- il ted it to Mr. Cardon.
REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, DEATUS AND MARRIAGES, &c. IN THE
SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Mr. Taylor was without a coat, and Miss Mason Died.-Lately, in a garret, in Kirklington, || without a gown. On the clergyman refusing to acar Carlisle, Jeremiah Graham, in the 70th year marry them in sach light dresses, the blacksmith of his age. A great part of the life of this old man left the church, and returned in a few moments, was devoted to the accumulation of money, and having borrowed the coat of a person who hapnothing more gratified him than a view of his pened accidentally to be in the churcb-yard, and rising hoards, to which he was in the habit of which he very politely returned when the cerepaying daily visits. Among his treasures was mony was completed.-N. B. The officiating fafound a great number of gold pieces, the coin of ther had only one leg. Portugal, and which furinerly had currency in
DEVONSHIRE. this kingdom. Though his personal estate a A shocking accident lately happened to one of mounted to at least five thousand pounds, his an the guards of the Cheshire Militia, stationed at the nual expences during the last years of his life did Royal Military Hospital, Plymouth. He had the not amount to more than five shillings; for his charge of a deserter from the Cornwall regiment, victuals were the voluntary contribution of his who being an invalid, was permitted to walk relations, and the coat which he wore was coeval
round the Hospital. He persuaded the centinel with his beard, being nearly sixty years old. to go and drink with him, which be did, and CORNWALL.
under some pretence went out and made off. The A most extraordinary and very melancholy ac centipel knowing the severe punishment that cident lately befel a young man in a mine, in the awaited such conduct, immediately went into a neighbourhood of Camborn, Cornwall. Father | desponding fit, and when on duty in the pight and son were employed iu blowing up of rocks fired his musket, by a string fastened to the trig. noder ground, by the means of gunpowder; ger, and actually blew off the top of his head. they had bored a hole in a large rock, filled it When the relief came round they found him ex. with powder, and regularly tripod it, but owing tended on the grass a lifeless corpse. to some unaccountable cause, the powder explod R. Ivey has been fully committed to Exeter ed without bursting the rock. It was filled a gaol, on a charge of sacrilege. He broke into second time, and owing to a spark (which it is | Stonehouse Chupel, and stole thereont upwards conjectured must have been secreted) coinmuni of seventy prayer-books. He is an old oflender, cating to the powder, it went off' while they were and lost one of his legs a few years ago in a wanju the act of tamping, burst the rock into pieces, || trap. some of which struck, and instantly killed the
GLOUCESTERSHIRE. father; while the tamping iron (which is a round
A serere blight has destroyed the hope of a piece of iron of about 22 inches in length, and plentiful crop of fruit in Gloucestershire and the one inch in diameter) was driven into the young | adjoining counties. man's forehead two or three inches.
MARRIED.-Mr. Jaye, of Leekhampton, to found standing erect agaiust the side of the cave, Miss Edith Buckle, of Bedlam, near Chelten. with both hauds at the bar atteinpting to pull it ham. out, but he could not; in that state he was
HAMPSHIRE. brought up to the surface, which was many fa
Died.-Mr. Cave, surgeon of Petersfield; the thoms from the place where the accident happen
circumstances of whose death must excite respect ed. Two men then attempted to draw the bar
for his memory, much sympathy for his loss, a out but could not; in the mean time a surgeon well as caution to the profession. On Saturday was sent for, and he was obliged to open the
se'nnight, previous to bis death, a seafaring man back part of the skull, and to draw that long piece
who had been ill a few days preceding, was at. of iron through the head. Although the young tacked whilst at Petersfield, with a violent inu man underwent this excruciating torture, be sur
flammation on the longs ; and after being attend. vived upwards ot forty-eight hours, io a sensible
ed several times during the day by Messrs. Cave but speechless state.
and Whicher, he died the next morning. The DERBYSHIRE.
surgeons being of various opinious as to the real MARRIED.-- At Cherterfield, Mr. John Taylor, cause of his deaih, agreed to open the body, which of Brimington, blacksmith, to Miss Polly Mason, they did on Monday morning, and found the a pauper in the poorbouse of the former place. lungs in a complete state of putrefaction. They When this elegant couple appeared at the altar, afterwards sewed up the body, in doing which
they pricked their fingers; and, in the evening,
NORFOLK both of them were seized with violent pains in Died.–At Winterton, in the 97th year of his the arm, which soon extented to nearly the whole | age, William Feanby. He retained all his fa. of the body. Mr.Cave, after enduring the most ex culties to the last--taught a school-could write cruciating pains, died on the following Monday. the Lord's Prayer on a paper the size of six. Mr. Whicher is still alive, though suffering ex pence--and wrote a hand that would be taken treme pain ; but his hand and arm have been for a hoy's of seventeen. He had engraven his opened by several of the most skilfal surgeous of own grave-stone, and had his coffin in his house. the neighbourhood, and from the metropolis, and
SOMERSETSHIRE, a discharge being obtained from the wounds, it The following melancholy circumstance lately is hoped his life will be saved.
took place at Bath. A young man, who was HEREFORDSHIRE.
bringing two blood horses to the city, very im. The apple and pear-trees in this county pos- | prudently fastened the bridle by which he was sess a very fine blossom, and give every indica- || leading them round his waist. At the foot of tion of an excellent crop. Statements from vari-Dunkerton Hill the horses took fright at a heap ous parts of the kingdoms describe the wheat and of stones, and ran off at full speed, dragging the barley crops as wonderfully improved, and the man from the poney on which he was riding, and potatoes never promised better.
continued to drag him along the turnpike-road KENT.
between them, kicking and mangling him a most On Thursday, June 21, was drawn from a cow, shocking manuer. After languishing for about the property of Mr. Daniel Watkins, farmer, at twenty minutes he died. Halfway-street, in the parish of Bexley, in this
YORKSHIRE. county, a calf with two heads, four eyes, three A curious circumstance occurred on Friday, ears, two mouths, and two tongues.
June 22d, in Bull-Green, and wbich was witCAUTION.-A short time since a young wo nessed by several people. A rat that had left its man, servant of Mr. William Palmer, of Long | retreat and was running along the pavement, was Sutton, swallowed three pins, and a few days || attacked by a sparrow flying by at the time; after she died in consequence in great agony. which annoyed the rat so much, by frequently LINCOLNSHIRE.
darting at and pecking it, that the four legged GENEROUS HIGHWAYMAN!—Mr. Nicholas, a animal kept upon an almost incessant squeak; farmer, at Toft, near Bourn, in this county, was nor did the assailant quit the object of his attack stopped by a highwayman, who robbed him of until one of the spectators, becoming the ally of 161. Mr. N. at first delivered a pocket-book, con the sparrow, pursued the rat and killed it. taining 281. with a representation that it was all the money he had to assist him in bis journey, the
IRELAND. robber hereupon returned himn two il. notes. A blind man, of Tandragee, has constructed a They were then parting, but Mr. N. told him that perfect chamber repeating clock and a set of bag. he might as well give back the pocket-book. The pipes. The clock, excepting the spring barrel, fellow acquiesced, and with the pocket-book re- springs, and fusee ; and the bagpipes, with the turned him a lol. note, saying, it was more than exception of casting and soldering the silver pipes, he should want.
are all the work of his own hands. A very fine statue of his Majesty, in his Parlia A curious transaction has occurred in Ireland. mentary robes, has been purchased by the Earl of | The Bishop of Derry (the best see in that king. Buckinghamshire, with the intention of having nom) has been Gazetted a bankrupt; he had long it erected on the pillar on Lincoln Heath, in com- been speculating, and at length was enveloped by memoration of the Jubilee: it is fifteen feet in pecuniary difficulties.height, and is composed of a durable manufacture of artificial stone.
A chicken ofa very remarkable form was lately DIED.-At Twickenham, aged 71, the Right hatched at Dumfries. Its head neck and back Hon. Countess of Elgin and Kincardiue. were well formed, and its wings and legs were NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
precisely of the proper form, but instead of a MARRIED.-At Kinoulton, in this county, by breast, nätare ' bad substituted another back with the Rev. Mr. Hoe, Mr. Joseph Archer, of other wings, and legs equally perfeet, so that, had Outhorpe, to Miss Sarah Mounteney, of the for-it not been for the manner in which the head was mer place. The bride was married, churched, and placed, it would have been a matter of indifference had a daughter christened at the same time. The whicir of the backs had been uppermost. This child, if it lives, can boast of what few can, that || curious anomaly did not long survive its exclusion it was present at its mother's wedding.
from the shell.
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