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CHRONICLE.

JANUARY

timber-yard, but they escaped de.

struction, though not without consi28.-Messrs Brander, M.Leod, derable damage. The great heat Grant, Blakiston, Lewis, Tattnall, which this immense body of fire threw Hall, and Meek, midshipmen of the out, prevented the engines from aproyal navy, arrived in London on proaching near enough to produce Tuesday last, having effected their ang effect. The blaze of light which escape from the prison of Givet, in issued from the conflagration illumiFrance, after nearly four years' im. nated the metropolis, and created so prisonment in that country. On their much alarm as to crowd almost all the way towards the coast they picked streets with people, who fancied the up and brought with them a poor next house to their's was in flames. British seaman with a wooden leg, who The damage done is estimated at seeffected his escape from the prison of veral thousand pounds. Some appre. Arras.

hensions were entertained for the 3d.-Monday night, about eleven Grand Junction Canal store-house ; o'clock, a dreadful fire broke out in and, even in the Inner Temple, seve. the premises of Mr Pocock, a coal ral engines were brought down to the and timber merchant, at Whitefriars bottom of King': Bench Walk, unWharf, between Blackfriars Bridge der the idea that the fire might posand the Temple. The whole of these sibly extend to that quarter, extensive premises were soon in flames, UNION-HALL.-A person who lives and continued burning until the whole in Bermondsey-street, attended at the of their valuable contents, consisting office, and stated, that in the house of immense piles of coals and

timber, where he lodged, he had reason to were entirely consumed. The ex. believe there were a parcel of human tensive range of stabling, belonging bones concealed in the cellar, and to Mr Pocock, and several valuable that, in fact, his wife had seen a borses also, shared the same fate. The hand, the fingers of which still regreatest apprehensions were entertais. tained some of their flesh, although ed for the houses which surround the in a mouldering state. Upon this in.

VOL. III. PART II.

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formation, the magistrates directed to procure several pair of beavers to Mr May to go to the house and search turn in. the prerases. He accordingly went 5th. It appears from an annual down attended by one of the officers; return, that in the metropolis alone ad op.than arrival there, and ques- there were no less than 293 fires du tioning the wife of the informarit, who ring the last year, exclusive of chimhad seen the bones, the story began nies set on fire. to assume a complexion similar to A coroner's inquest sat on the bothat of the three black crows ; for dy of Richard Watson yesterday, at she informed the officers that she had a public-house in Mount-street, and not seen them herself, but had been the verdict was, that he died of want. told there were such in a dark cellar It appeared in evidence, that this poor under the house, by one who had seen wretch was taken up as a thief in a them. The officers accordingly pro- garden at Chelsea, and removed to ceeded to search the cellar pointed St George's watch-house, where he out to them, which they found in a died. very ruinous state, with several open 9th.- A melancholy instance of spaces communicating with the street; the fatal effects

of inordinate passion in one corner of the cellar they also took place on Wednesday night at a discovered a parcel of bones of differ. house in Leicester-fields. A young ent animals, which seemed to have lady, 17 years of age, a native of Pabeen collected together by some dog. ris, but who had received her educa

A melancholy instance of the ef- tion in England, and who is described fects of fright occured in Salisbury, as a most beautiful, elegant, and acsquare, on Monday night, in conse complished creature, put an end to quence of the fire.

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woman, who her existence by poison in the phrenappeared very much agitated, sat zy of unrequited love. She had redown at the door of Mr Jones ; upon sided for above two months at the inquiry into the cause, it was under. house of a lady in St Martin's-street, stood from her, that her daughter was and had become so deeply enamoured missing in the dreadful fire that took of a British officer, that the idea of place in Water-lane. She was invi- being slighted distracted her underted into the house, but having resist- standing, and she took an immense ed repeated solicitations, the door was dose of opium. The desperate act shut. A short time after, one of the was discovered too late for remedy. servants opened the door, and disco- Every effort was made to save her, vered the unfortunate person dead on but in vain. She died at seven o'clock the steps. It afterwards proved, that on Thursday morning. no accident had happened to the The Persian ambassador yesterday daughter.

paid a visit to the Bank; his excel. A gentleman in the county of Tip: fency was attended by Sir Gore Ouseperary has, as an object of curiosity ley and Mr Morier. On alighting as well as pleasure, undertaken to es- from his carriage, he was received at tablish in his park a colony of bea- the entrance in Prince's-street by the vers. He has planted plenty of birch, governor and directors, and escorted. aspen, ash, willow, sallow, osier, al- through the hall, which was covered der, &c. round the ponds, and is about with a superb carpet, to the interior,

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The Bank volunteers were drawn up asked by the alderman how long he in the court, and saluted his excellen- had been in this country, and by what cy as he passed, their band perform- ship he came ? He answered, “ In no iog martial music. His excellency ship at all, at-all, for it was only a was conducted through the various sloop. He came on board as a dro. offices by the governor and directors, ver, with some fat baists which he followed by a numerous train of la- had engaged to drive from Dublin to dies and gentlemen. The procession Chester for five shillings ; and when was preceded by six beadles of the he got so far as Chester, he thought Bank, with their silver-mounted staves, it a pity to go home without seeing in their proper costume. The two his friends in England; and he just city marshals, with a number of peace took a little walk up to London to officers, attended to keep order, and find them out. He went to see his prevent the obtrusion of the crowd, double gossip, who is a drayman at who gained admittance, and nearly a brew.house in Whitecross-street, choked up the passages. The whole where he took a few quarts of beer routine of the Bank business in the va- too much, and while the sup was in rious offices was explained to his ex- his head, he did not know what hapcellency as he passed, with which he pened; but the devil a harm he meant seemed highly gratified.

to any body, for he was too good na. About two his excellency, with tured.” The fact was, he had gone his suite, entered the great parlour, into the shop of the grocer, and callwhere refreshments were prepared for ed for a dram of whisky ; and an them in a very superb stile. During arch lad in the shop told him they this entertainment the band continued sold no liquor there but aqua

fortis. playing in the court-yard, to which Mr O’Kane then insisted on having his excellency seemed to attend with a dram of that same, and added, If it great pleasure; and at near four he was aqua fortis, he had the money in took his departure, expressing his his pocket to pay for it. No per. high satisfaction at the polite hospi: suasion could get him out quietly. tality he had experienced.

The shopman was obliged to proThursday, Prince Stahremberg, ac ceed to a forcible expulsion ; upon companied by his two secretaries, which the enraged Melesian drew Messrs Provost and Agneau,

had a forth his scalping knife, thrust it conference with the Marquis Welles- through a pane of the window, and ley and the Chancellor of the Exche- Aourished it in defiance at his assail. quer, at the Foreign Office.

ants; upon which he was taken into GUILDHALL. - A grey-headed, custody by a bevy of constables. though not a very venerable Hiber- The magistrates ordered him to pian, named O’Keane, was yesterday pay for the glass, and to be dismiss. charged by a grocer, of whitecross. ed. street, with riotous conduct, breaking CLERKENWELL Sessions.- -A his window, and drawing out a knife, hackney coachman, named John Gibwhich he flourished in defiance, and son, and the owner of the vehicle he threatened vengeance to any one who drove, were indicted for an assault should dare to touch him.

the The defendant (whether a Caravat tleman, named Sade. The circumor a Sbanevest, did not appear,) was stances, as stated in evidence,

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these. Early in October last, Mr gentleman, or turn out and fight himSade was walking along the flagged self

. The defendant thus unexpectway in Great Mary-le-bone street, edly meeting with his match, thought followed by two little French dogs. proper to desist from personal violence One of them happening to stray, and to Mr Sade, but nevertheless followgetting under the wheels of the coach, ed him to a shop in Oxford-street, his master beckoned to the little fac where he took refuge, still continuing vourite ; which immediately obeyed his abusive language, and finding this the signal, and ran to him. The de- useless thought fit

at last to depart. fendant, mistaking the beck for a sig. Mr Sade, remembering the number naltocall his coach, immediately drove of the coach, applied next morning up, and asked Mr Sade where his ho- to Bow-street, in consequence of nour would be driven. Mr Sade an- which the defendant was taken into swered he wanted no coach, and said custody, and held to bail for trial. he had not called the defendant, but had The jury found the defendant merely beckoned to his little dog. The Guilty, and the court, after giving defendant instantly changed his tone him a severe lecture, sentenced him to the most vehement and scurrilous to a fine of 201, and one month's imabuse-swore the defendant had call- prisonment in the house of correction. cd him, and said he would be dd On Saturday, two women, genteel. but he would have a shilling fare ly dressed, went to a linen-draper's out of his b--y carcase. All remon- shop near Covent-garden, and pur. strances, on the part of Mr Sade were chased goods to the amount of 501. in vain. To avoid further alterca. The women left the shop, desiring tion, he walked away ; but the de. the goods to be sent to Adam-street, fendant drove after him towards Ca. Adelphi. The shopman having made vendish-square, where he dismount. out a bill of parcels, procured a por. ed from his box, seized Mr Sade by ter, who took the goods as directed. the throat, rammed his fist into his He saw the women; they desired face, and swore he would not quit him to unpack the goods that they him until he paid the fare. Mr Sade might see if they were right, which refused; but told him his address in he accordingly did ; they then asked Northumberland-street. This, how. for a bill and receipt, which he proever,could not appease the defendant; duced. They told him if he stepped who, in the usual insolence of his bre. into the counting-house, he would re. thern of the whip, proposed to fight ceive the money ; one of them openMr Sade, and boasted his superior ed a door to shew him into the coun. prowess to any pugilist in Mary-le. ting-house. As soon as he had passed, bone. He was proceeding to illustrate he observed the door was shut after his profession of skill upon the pro- him with some degree of violence, and secutor ; but was interrupted by the he was confident the key was turned ; manly and spirited conduct of a stran. this rather alarmed him; he proceed. ger passing

by at the moment, who, ed to an adjoining room, where he witnessing

the daring insolence of the found a man, to whom he told his defendant seized him by the arm, and business. The man asked him re. told him, although he might be the specting the amount of the bill, and champion of Mary-le-bone, he must then tendered him two bills, one of either desist from his ill usage to the which, he said, was his master's ac.

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