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“Rebecca and her Daughters" make a daring display at the Pothynid gate, on the Swansea road. They destroy the toll-house, and compel the parish constable to walk round the ruins on his knees while they administer sixty lashes.

24.-G. W. Hamilton, calling himself a solicitor, was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court to fourteen years' transportation, for attempting to extort money from the friends of Miss Hopper, Bayswater, by threatening to send to the Satirist a report of the visits he untruthfully charged her with making to a house of ill-fame.

25.-Tried at the Central Criminal Court Lieut. Cuddy, of the 55th, and Mr. Gulliver, surgeon in the Royal Horse Guards, charged with being assistants at the fatal duel near Camden Town on the ist July. The charge against Gulliver was withdrawn, and he was admitted as a witness against · Lieut. Cuddy, but his evidence did not explain much beyond the fact that the fatal shot was the result of a mistake. A verdict of Not guilty was returned, and Lieut. Cuddy, known as a brave soldier in the China war, was discharged.

Robert Taylor, charged with no fewer than five acts of bigamy, sentenced at the Liverpool assizes to fourteen years' transportation.

26.–Parliament prorogued by the Queen in person. In the Royal Speech reference was made to the disturbances in Wales and the repeal agitation in Ireland.

28.-Her Majesty and Prince Albert leave Windsor Castle for Southampton, where they start in the new yacht, Victoria and Albert, on a marine excursion to the coast of France.

30.—The Times' correspondent writes from Carmarthen, that the spread of dissent has contributed in no small degree to the present state of lawless organization which exists in Wales.

31.-Robert Dodd murdered in Cobham Park by his son, a young man subject to sudden'fits of insanity, and who was well known among artists as the designer of the cartoon, St. George after the death of the Dragon,” recently exhibited in Westminster Hall.

the flags of France and England. Her Majesty, after resting a while at the pavilion, received the congratulations of the authorities, including the parish priests of Eu and Treport. In the evening the royal party set out for the Château d'Eu, where a grand banquet was served up. Her Majesty sat between the King and the Prince de Joinville. On the 4th a fête champêtre was given at the Mont d'Orléans, a beautiful spot in the Forest of Eu. The visit lasted till the 7th, each day being marked by some special feature of festive or military display.

“Rebecca” writes to the Welshman : “We don't care a straw for all the soldiers, rural police, and special constables, for Rebecca can bring into the field a better force and a much

Rebecca is more than a hundred thousand strong. If God spares her lite, she will work out the redemption of her poor oppressed children."

7.-Fire in the old Castle Tavern, Bristol, when the landlord, a helpless, bedridden man, was burnt to death.

- Public meeting in the Crown and Anchor Tavern, to consider what means should be adopted for ascertaining the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Capt. Conolly, the Bokhara captives. It was intimated that Dr. Wolfe, who had long been in that part of the East, was ready to set out on the mission.

8.-The Bishop of Norwich introduces Father Mathew to a large meeting there : “I meet you here,” he said, addressing the Apostle of Temperance, not as a priest, but as a Christian brother, upon neutral ground, where all denominations of Christians may delight to visit and unite together in a common and holy cause." The right reverend prelate here bowed before the chairman, and extended his hand to Father Mathew, which was cordially grasped and shaken by the latter amidst the cheers of the assembled thousands.

9.—The Cardigan and Paget correspondence. - The Dublin Evening Post having copied from the Satirist an account of the improper intercourse of the Earl of Cardigan with Lady William Paget, that officer now, writes that the alleged facts are entirely untrue, and a foul calumny againt both the parties accused. Lord William Paget, with reference to this denial, writes : With a full conviction that I am painfully right, I shall rest my case, without further comment, in the hands of my legal advisers, until the result of a deliberate trial at law upon the evidence then to be adduced shall determine the guilt or innocence of the Earl of Cardigan.”

10.-“Rebecca" and her followers murder an old woman, keeper of a tollgate. Government offered a reward of 500l, for the discovery of the ringleaders, and afterwards appointed a Special Commission to inquire into the operation of the Turnpike Laws in Wales.

September 2.–The Queen and Prince Albert arrive at Treport, where they are wel. comed by the King and Queen of the French. The first interview on board the royal yacht was one of great interest. Her Majesty, who had been anxiously watching the arrival of the King's barge, went to the head of the ladder as soon as his Majesty went alongside in order to receive him. The King went up with a quick step, and immediately on reaching the deck kissed the Queen and shook hands with Prince Albert. On landing at Treport, the King presented her Majesty to his queen, by whom she was conveyed to the pavilion over which waved

12.-The Queen and Prince Albert leave purity and beauty of her daughters, and in the Brighton, in the royal yacht, on a visit to the religion, fidelity, bravery, and generosity or King of the Belgians. During the ensuing week her people generally." Near the close of the they visited Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, and meeting the Irish national cap, made of green Antwerp.

velvet lined with blue, in the form of an old Six Liverpool thieves confined in the prison Milesian crown, was placed on O'Connell's of Castle Rushin, Isle of Man, contrive to

head amid the acclamations of the multitude. break out, and seizing the governor's pleasure

“He would wear it,” he said, “ while he boat in the bay, sail off in the direction of lived, and have it buried with him when he Ireland. Some of them were afterwards cap died." tured in Anglesea.

A blacksmith named Thomson enters the 16.-Numerous fires in London. About

Secession Church, Main-street, Glasgow, where forty occurred between this date and the 21st.

St. George's Free congregation were assembled

for worship Ascending to the pulpit, he then 19.-Disturbance at Roskeen, Tain, on the

composedly fills a glass with whisky, and prooccasion of the settlement of the Rev. John

posed as a toast “ The Crown and the ConMackenzie as minister of that parish. At the

gregation.' On attempting to leave the church trial of the rioters, Mr. Gibson, of Avoch, the

he was seized by one or two of the astonished presbytery clerk, said, on proceeding towards

onlookers, and conveyed to the police office. the church they met two or three brethren

Next day he was fined vol. for the offence, returning in a state of great excitement, having

or failing payment, sixty days in Bridewell. been prevented entering the church by the

The outrage, he said, had been committed to mob. "They remained together till the lord

gain a bet of 55. lieutenant and convenor of the county arrived, and then proceeded towards the church, but

4.–Painful exhibition at Stirling. Allan were driven back by stones. The presbytery

Mair, a grey-haired, stooping, but hale old were forced to take shelter behind a range of

man, 84 years of age, was executed in front of stables, where they remained half an hour.

the court-house for the murder of his wife. Sheriff Jardine read the Riot Act, and the

A few minutes past 8 o'clock the prisoner was coast-guard fired, but still the members could

carried out of his cell to the court-room where not reach the church for the mob, and they

the customary religious exercise was engaged retired to Fortrose, where the process of

in. He cried a good deal at this time, the induction was completed.

tears streaming through his bony fingers when

he pressed them to his face, and every now and 23.-A witch impostor tried at Dingwall,

then he wrung his hands in intense agony at Ross-shire, and sentenced to three months' im

the injustice to which he thought he had been prisonment, for obtaining money under a false subjected. He was carried out of the courtpretence of curing diseases and recovering room and placed in a chair beneath the drop. stolen property.

In compliance with his earnest desire he was 26.—The Lord Mayor entertains General here permitted to speak, which he did with Espartero at the Mansion House. The Cor great vigour for fully ten minutes, denouncing poration present him with an address, expres

with the most fearful imprecations every one sive of their sympathy with him in his “forced who had taken any part in his apprehension, retirement."

examination, or trial. This cursing, as he

called it, of the witnesses, with all the curses October 1.-Another of the series of mon

of the 10gth Psalm, was continued even after ster Repeal meetings took place this day

the white cap had been drawn over his face. (Sunday) at the Rath of Mulloghmast, county

When the bolt was drawn he raised one of his of Kildare. O'Connell arrived, seated in the

hands, which had not been properly pinioned, front of an open carriage, and dressed in the

to the back of his neck, seized the rope conscarlet velvet robe and gold chain which he

vulsively, and endeavoured to save himself, but wore as Lord Mayor of Dublin. He was

his grasp relaxed after a short and violent accompanied by the majority of the corporation

struggle. Allan Mair was a well-known chaof Dublin in their official robes. In the course

racter in the Stirlingshire district. He had of his address, O'Connell said, “I thought

been brought up on the farm of Blackstone, in this a fit and becoming spot on which to show

Muiravonshire parish, and then removed to our unanimity, and on which, in the open day, to

Heatherstocks, during the possession of which evince our determination not to be misled by

he alienated the most of his means in raising any treachery. Oh, my friends, I'll keep you

trespass actions against his neighbours. All free of treachery. There will be no bargain,

through life from the period of his dashing no compromise, nothing but repeal and a Par

youth, he was known as a kind of wild, liament of our own. Confide in no false hopes

roving, litigious Ishmaelite. In his latter days till you hear me say, 'I'm satisfied !' And I'll

he had a small allowance from the parish in tell you where I'll say that-near the statue of

which he resided. King William on College Green. Amongst

7.-The Lord Lieutenant issues a proclama. the nations of the earth Ireland stands No. 1 tion, prohibiting the great Repeal gathering in the physical strength of her men, in the announced for. next day at Clontarf. °Another

ton.

against whom the grand jury found true bills mostly pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment.

27.- About midnight a gang of armed burglars enter the rectory of Sutton Bonning

They plundered the house and barbarously ill-treated the Rev. R. Meek, on attempting to make his escape in his night-dress to the nearest village. He was insensible for some time, but recovered consciousness when being led back by one of the gang through his own hall. They had all masks, he said, made of a kind of black calico, with large eyeholes cut in them, and hanging down below the chin. Under threat of instant death they compelled the other inmates of the house to bring the valuables to them, which were carefully packed up and removed by the burglars. At the ensuing Nottinghai assizes (December 18th) four of the gang were sentenced to transportation for life.

reasons.

proclamation followed from O'Connell, inti. mating that the meeting was abandoned. At the weekly Repeal meeting on Monday he said he did not hesitate to repeat, if he were to go to the scaffold for it, that if the Government had intended to entrap the people into a massacre they would not have acted otherwise than they did. A Repeal banquet took place the same day in the Rotunda.

8.-A Shields pilot rode across Tynemouth bar at low-water. At high-water, on the same day, the William Brandt, of Archangel, 1,000 tons burthen, sailed over it, being the largest laden vessel which ever left the Tyne.

10.– The Special Commission of the Free Church issue an address to the inhabitants of Ross-shire, warning them to lay aside that disorderly spirit which they had recently shown at the settlement of Established ministers within their bounds.

14.-The Rev. J. H. Newman writes to a friend :-“ I would tell you in a few words why I have resigned St. Mary's, as you seem to wish, were it possible to do so. But it is most difficult to bring out in brief, or even in extenso, any just view of my feelings and

The nearest approach I can give to a general account of them is to say that it has been caused by the general repudiation of the view contained in No. XC. on the part of the Church. I would not stand against such an unanimous expression of opinion from the Bishop, supported, as it has been, by the concurrence, or at least silence, of all classes in the Church, lay and clerical.” On the 25th, “ It is not from disappointment, irritation, or impatience that I have, whether rightly or wrongly, resigned St. Mary's, but because I think the Church of Rome the Catholic Church, and ours not a part of the Catholic Church because not in communion with Rome, and because I feel that I could not honestly be a teacher in it any longer.”

Daniel O'Connell and John O'Connell enter bail to answer any charge of conspiracy and misdemeanour which may be preferred against them by the Attorney-General next term. The Agitator immediately issued an address To the People of Ireland.” “ If you will during this crisis follow my advice, and act as I intreat you to do, patiently, quietly, legally, I think I can pledge myself to you that the period is not distant when our revered Sovereign will open the Irish Parliament on College Green.

23.-Opening of Conciliation Hall, Dublin, by the Repeal Association.

25.-The Queen and Prince Albert visit Cambridge, and receive addresses from the Heads of Universities. In the afternoon the royal party set out for Wimpole, the seat of the Earl of Hardwicke, where they remained over the night.

26.-A Special Commission sits at Cardiff for the trial of the “ Rebecca" rioters. Those

November 3.— The Morning Chronicle publishes the first of Sydney Smith's amusing letters on Pennsylvanian repudiation.

4.-Fatal affray at the Patent Saw Mills, Cork, originating in a dispute about the ownership. Dr. Quarry, one of the partners, was shot, and two workmen badly wounded.

8.-The grand jury charged with the indictments against O'Connell and others return into Court with true bills against all the parties. The traversers appeared upon their recognizances, and the judges sanctioned the application made to them by the Attorney. General that they should be called on to plead within four days. Before the expiry of this time they put in a plea of abatement. The trial was ultimately arranged to commence on the 15th January

9.-Came on for sentence before the High Court of Justiciary, Henry Robinson and Thomas Potheron, charged with selling blas. phemous and indecent publications. The first was sentenced to imprisonment for twelve months and the second to fifteen months.

Queen Pomaré writes to the King of the French that the sovereignty of Tahiti had been seized by the French admiral, because she was accused of violating the treaty of September 1843. “I never intended when I placed my crown on my flag to condemn the treaty and insult you, O King. Your admiral only required a slight change in it; but had I acceded to his desire, I would have been despised by my great chiefs." She further protested against the harsh measures of the admiral, and hoped for liberation and compassion from the King.

11.-Luton Hoo, the seat of the Marquis of Bute, destroyed by fire. Most of the furniture was saved, and also the books and paintings.

12.-Sacrifice of the Mass offered up in the parish chapel of Ballintra, Donegal, 'for the

two

states.

spiritual and temporal benefit of the Libe

The British Government can rator.

neither permit the existence of an unfriendly 14.–The Anti-Corn-Law League resolve

government within the territories of Scindia,

nor that those territories should be without a to raise 100,000l, to promote the object they have in view. 12,600l. subscribed in Man

government capable of coercing its own subchester during the day.

jects. ... The Governor-General will there

fore direct the immediate advance of forces 15.-A little girl frightened to death in amply sufficient to effect all the just purposes Ratcliffe-highway by one of her companions of the British Government, -- to obtain guaransuddenly appearing in a white dress and black tees for the future security of its own subjects mask.

on the common frontier of the two states,-to 19.–Tribute Sunday in Ireland. 3,4901. protect the person of the Maharaja,--to quell collected for the maintenance and defence of

disturbances within his Highness's terrritories, O'Connell.

and to chastise all who shall remain in dis

obedience." 21.—The Times declares the League to he a great fact. The number of its members, the 27.-Between 4 and 5 o'clock this morning amount of its funds, and the extent of its

a murder is committed in the cottage of John labours are all facts. “It is our duty to recog. Geddes, a farm labourer, living at Blaw nise, not conceal them; to meet them, not to Wearie, in the parish of West Calder. James slight them; to extract from an admitted evil Bryce, his brother-in-law, had called on him the good which may lurk beneath. . . . . Let the night before to borrow money on the presome concession be proposed, some neutral

tence that one of his children was dead. ground fixed on, and the voice of discord will Geddes refused to give him any, but permitted be hushed."

Bryce to remain all night, as he had about

twenty miles to walk back. He awoke him 28.--The Queen and Prince Albert, with the Queen Dowager, visit Sir Robert Peel at

early to start on his return journey. Geddes

arose at the same time to make him some Drayton Manor; next day the Duke of Devon

brose for breakfast. They had some angry shire, at Chatsworth ; and finally the Duke of Rutland, at Belvoir.

words about the money, as also about a watch formerly left for a small loan. “I was sitting

by the fire with the tongs in my hand. He December 2.--Came on for hearing in had just put the pot on, and was turning the Court of Queen's Bench the case of the round, when it came into my head to murder Duke of Brunswick against Holt and the two him, and I struck him with the tongs. He Branders, for libels published in the Age news

never spoke, but I kept beating him after he paper. The libels were contained in a number was down. I struck him many blows, and of articles, described by Serjeant Talfourd as when he began to stir I took a cord which was conveying abominable imputations in a dark lying on the floor, and put it round his neck and cowardly manner. The jury returned a to strangle him should he come to life again." verdict of Guilty.

Bryce secured what money he could find in 8.-- At the Guildhall Police Court Sir Peter

the house, and made his escape from the Laurie permits an operative tailor to expose

locality. He was apprehended near Dumfries and substantiate by evidence the evils of the

on the 12th January “ sweating system, as practised by the lower 28.-Fire in Liverpool, commencing in class of clothiers in London.

Brancker's extensive sugar refinery, and destroy. 20.--A party of Ojibbeway Indians exhibit ing a large range of premises filled with stock themselves at 'Windsor Castle, under the and machinery. One or two lives were lost. auspices of Mr. Catlin.

29.- The army of Gwalior, under the com- Numerous incendiary{fires about this time mand of Gen. Sir H. Gough, Commander-inin the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk. Chief, and in presence of the Governor-General, - Died in obscurity in Edinburgh, where he

defeat the native forces at Maharajpoor. “Your lived under the name of Thomas Wilson, the

lordship," writes Sir H. Gough, must have Rev. Percy Jocelyn, once Bishop of Clogher,

witnessed with the same pride and pleasure

that I did the brilliant advance of those but degraded for a crime committed in London in 1822.

columns under their respective leaders, the

European and native soldiers appearing emu- The Governor-General of India announces lous to prove their loyalty and devotion; and his intention of interfering in the affairs of the here I must do justice to the gallantry of their Scindia district. “ The British Government opponents, who received the shock without has so long deferred intervention in the dis finching, their guns doing severe execution tracted affairs of the Gwalior state, in the as we advanced, but nothing could withstand sincere hope that the chiefs themselves would the rush of British soldiers.” On the same establish an administration willing and able to day the left wing of the army, under Majorsatisfy its reasonable demands, and to maintain General Grey, defeated the Gwalior troops at the accustomed friendly relations between the Punniar.

Guards (Blue) is superseded, being absent 1844.

without leave.”

A private rehearsal of sacred music, the January 1.-The Marquis of Westminster

composition of Prince Albert, takes place in writes to the chairman of the council of the

the Queen's private chapel, under the superinAnti-Corn-Law League, “I have much plea

tendence of Dr. Elvey. sure in sending a contribution of 500l. to your fund ; and I venture to express a hope that

23.-Died in St. James's-place, aged 74,

Sir Francis Burdett. you will not relax your endeavours until you have obtained from Government, in whatever 30.--Scene at the O'Connell trial between hands it may happen to be, the fullest measure the Attorney-General and Mr. Fitzgibbon, of free-trade compatible with what is due to counsel for one of the traversers. On the the maintenance of public credit."

return of the Court after refreshment, Mr. 2.-Two blacksmiths belonging to the Mor | Fitzgibbon rose and said, “My lord, while I mon body tried at the Chester assizes for was endeavouring during the adjournment of causing the death of a female disciple by their

the Court to take a little rest, rendered so violence at the ceremony of immersion. The necessary by my state of health, a note was evidence failed to connect the prisoners with

placed in my hand signed by the Attorneythe offence, and Justice Wightman instructed

General, which note I deemed it my duty to the jury to return a verdict of Acquittal.

throw back again, and I now ask him to place

it in your lordship's hands." The Attorney3.- The Oxford delegates of appealin

General making no movement, Mr. Fitzgibbon Congregation give judgment in favour of Dr.

paused a few minutes, and then went on. “He Hampden, and against Mr. M‘Mullen, a can will not Then I must tell the Court the didate for the degree of Bachelor of Divinity, substance of its contents. In that note the who refused to write on the exercises given out

Attorney-General tells me that I have in my by Dr. Hampden.

address to the Court given him a personal 5.—The Queen's carriage upset at Harton, offence, and that if I do not apologize at once near Datchet; but her Majesty and companion, to name my friend-(sensation). I do not deny, the Marchioness of Douro, escape unhurt. my lord, that his position is one of difficulty. 12.–Tried before the High Court of Jus

In the peculiar circumstances of the case it is ticiary, Edinburgh, and acquitted, Christina

for him to say whether he thinks it manly to Cochrane, or Gilmour, charged with poisoning

adopt the course he has taken. I leave him, her husband at Lochinvar. She was the first

my lord, in your hands." The Attorney-General person surrendered on a criminal charge by

replied, “The language complained of I have the United States under the Ashburton Treaty.

taken down, and it attributes to me that I have

been actuated by dishonourable motives in the 13.-Came on for hearing in the Rolls

conduct of this prosecution, and influenced by Court the case of the Duke of Brunswick v. the effect that failure might have on my party the King of Hanover, being a prayer that two and my professional advancement." A mutual instruments, and the appointment thereunder friend of the learned gentlemen having interof the Duke of Cambridge as guardian of the posed with the sanction of the Court, the fortunes of the plaintiff might be void, and Attorney-General withdrew the note, stating the defendant liable to account for the per that he had been very much irritated at the sonal estate and the produce of the sales of time of writing it. This personal matter disthe real estates of the plaintiff received by the posed of, Mr. Fitzgibbon resumed his address defendant as for his use since his appointment to the jury on behalf of his clients. to the guardianship. Lord Longdown decided that the alleged acts of the defendant under the instrument were not acts in respect of

February 1.-Parliament opened by the

Queen in person. The Speech made reference which the court had jurisdiction, or which

to the condition of Ireland, the state of the the defendant was liable to be sued for in this

revenue, and the revision of the charter of the court

Bank of England. 15.-Commenced in Dublin the trial of 6.-Sir James Graham introduces a bill to Daniel O'Connell and eight others, charged amend the Factory Act. No child under eight with conspiracy and misdemeanour. The to be employed in factories, nor any young evidence during the proceedings had reference person under sixteen. Children not to work chiefly to the language quoted in the huge in

more than six hours and a half daily, and young dictment as having been used by the traversers persons and women not more than twelve. at various repeal demonstrations. On the 27th Work on Saturdays to cease at 4 o'clock. Mr. Shiel, M.P., delivered his great speech on

8.–Lord Ashley moves an address to the behalf of John O'Connell.

Crown, praying that her Majesty “will be gra19.–The Gazette contains the following ciously pleased to take into her consideration notice with reference to one of the principals the situation and treatment of the Ameers of in the late fatal duel :-“ Lieut, and Adjutant Scinde ; and that she will direct their immeA. T. Monro of the Royal Regiment of Horse diate restoration to liberty and the enjoyment

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