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Lord and lady Essex, Mr. and captain and his crew. He obMiss Rodney, and general Sir W. served that the voyage appeared Scott, are in the last arrival list. to him, as a pleasure excursion Lord Brecknock alighted at the on board a gentleman's yatch. York Hotel, on Thursday se'n- It is now confidently reported night, but departed for South- that Messrs. Egerton and Blanampton, on the following morn- chard will be the joint managers ing Lady Elizabeth Vernon of our theatre, this season. was at the above hotel on Friday Mr. George Phillips of the se'nnight, but returned to Wor- Steyné, we understand, has the thing the same evening. The management of the grand fete dowager lady Young has left us to be given by Mrs. Aldridge, at for Bloomsbury-square.
New Lodge, near Horsham, on Major General Sir Patrick and the 24th instant, and two followlady Ross and family arrived at ing days, in honour of her son's the Old Ship hotel, on the 11th coming of age. instant, from France, after an The Prince of Denmark aşabsence of five years, from Eng- sumes, while in England, the land. The general, who came title of Count Alstone, which over by the veteran, captain Lind, title is on his visiting cards. His was pleased to express himself in royal highness is considered to the most flattering terms of the be here incognito.
TOWN AND COUNTY.
by the powerful application of MONDAY, JUNE 3.
her claws. A witness deposed, Magistrate—I. H. Bates, Esq. that the beadle was so drink
Mills, the beadle, preferred a he could not stand, but the next complaint against Elizabeth moment added, that the defenHoles. He had released the de- dant had been three times kickfendant, he said, from a fight, ed, and then, by superior force, with a street brawler, the notori- put out of the house by him. ous Mrs. Wood, but not until One of the Headboroughs spoke many heavy blows had been re- decisively to the sobriety of the ceived both sides. Some beadle at the time. The latter hours subsequent to this, the de- was held in a recognizance of fendant had come to his house, £10 to prosecute, and defendand on finding that he had not ant found bail for her appearance lodged Mrs. Wood in the black- at the quarter sessions. hole, she had flown at him, the During the above examination, complainant, like an enraged cat Mrs. Wood was sent for, whose —and here the beadle produced behavour, as usual, was arthe tattered fragments of a shirt, ly offensive-she was, however, which, he said, had been scratch- let off with a reprimand, and aped and reduced to that condition peared to regard herself fortu
more escaping The nuisance of barrows Bridewell.
standing in the public streets, Souter v. Harris. This was an for the sale of fish, &c. has often assault case between two married been a subject of loud complaint, women, the complainant, the and the beadles almost as often wife of an industrious man, liv- have been called on to do their ing with her husband, and the duty. Not neglectful of the dudefendant, with a family of ty alluded to, they had seized children, not living with her and detained a barrow in St. husband. Violence of temper James's-street, subsequently profin the latter was the assigned fering the fish it contained to the cause of the husband's desertion owner of it, but which he refused of her. The irascible spirit she separately to take away. Both possessed had introduced her barrow and fish were detained, to the magistrates at former and the person from whom they sittings. The assault, in the had been taken now entered a present instance, was not only protest against the proceeding. proved by a witness, but defend- He had not been standing still ant admitted it herself-she in the street, he said, to obtain a said she had struck complainant, sale for the fish, but had been but it had been in defence of her deliberately passing up it, when children, and that she was fully a gentleman purchased a lobster, prepared, if the necessity occur- and he had merely entered his red, to do the same thing again. house to receive the money for it, On being required to find bail, and during which the beadles seizshe said, she preferred going to ed and deprived him of his barrow. prison, because then the parish He did not choose to receive the must provide for her children. fish separately, afterwards, beSuch was the shield she invari- cause he was of opinion that the ably held out, it was observed, beadles were acting contrary to to shelter herself from the effect law; and, by others he had been of her intemperance; but she much strengthened in his opinion was now told, that if the bail re- since, and which had induced quired was not found, that her his present application. The children should be received into magistrate advised him to withthe workhouse, during her con- draw his complaint, or the confinement in prison, to take her sequences might turn out unextrial for the assault at the quar- pectedly severe against himself. ter sessions. She was removed He was told that whether standin custody, but, subsequently, ing still in a street to sell fish, &c. found bail.
or walking up or down it for such A something was mentioned, a purpose, that he was acting in during the investigation of the direct violation of the Local Act above case, respecting the em- of Parliament, which admitted ployment of girls (children) hy of no such sales but in the public the frail sisterhood, in calling on market; and
that for every tradesmen, and which, we trust, offence which should be proved is distined to be seriously en- against him, he had rendered quired into by the magistrates himself liable to a penalty of £5. hereafter.
A clause in the Local Act, con
firmatory of what had been ad- arm extended from a window of vanced was read, and he was a house, with the instrument permitted to withdraw his com- twirling in the hand, but he could plaint. He then petitioned to not say who the person was, nor have his barrow returned, and whether
A was told, that upon paying the crowd of people had collected in legal expense incurred, the consequence at the house-they beadles would deliver it back to denied any such occurrence, and him. He instanced many per- had treated his application to it sons who were constantly in the with rudeness. The occupier of habit of offending in the way the house said, he was absent at that he had done, when it was the time, but he had closely observed, that all and severally questioned his family on the subof those he had alluded to, ject, and the impression left upon would be liable to all the pains his mind, in the end, was, that and penalties of the Local Act, the headborough had been misthe instant, by due process, the taken, not in regard to his hasfacts should be established against ing heard the noise of a rattle, them.
but in his having seen the arm, Charlotte Bartlette v. James &c. as he had said, exhibited from Bartlette.—This was an assault deponent's window. The headcase beteen brother and sister, borough spoke positively to the the complainant having provoked latter particular. Several wita blow, by an unjust and most nesses were examined, but none slanderous epithet, which she could tell directly whence the admitted she had levelled at sound had issued. One person defendant's wife. They were was of opinion that the noise severally held in a recognizance came from an empty house ! but of £10 to keep the peace towards no disposition was evinced by each other and the public, for a the headborough, that he could year.
for an instant imagine, that the An excise case, information on arm he had seen, had been the which had been lodged in the limb of a ghost. The bench presence of I. Diggens, Esq. was could but be of opinion, upon the postponed to Thursday, in conse- affidavit of the headborough, quence of the absence of that that the rattle had been sprung gentleman.
as he had stated; but it was evi
dent that the master of the house THURSDAY, JUNE 6.
knew nothing about it. Such Magistrates—I. H. Bates, and practical jokes, if as such it were J. Diggens, Esqrs.
to be considered, were strongly One of the headboroughs pre- condemned. Should a rattle, it ferred a complaint against a house was observed, be used in case of in St. James's-street, a gentle- danger and necessity, in the same man, the occupier of which, was premises in future, the occupiers present. The headborough, in of it would not have any cause passing up St. James's-street, on for surprise, if it should not proTuesday night, as late as eleven cure for them the assistance they o'clock, heard a rattle sprung needed. The complaint was then twice, the second time he saw an dismissed.
Martin, the beadle, v. Moore. was sought to be recovered. On The defendant and his wife had the 12th of January last, and on been lodgers of the complainant, the 19th of March, defendant's they had both left his premises, premises had been searched by but the former had, at times, re- the excise officers, no seizure diturned, been abusive, and made rectly followed the previous ina demand of household goods, stance, but a certain quantity of which did not belong to him. foreign geneva and brandy were Defendant's wife confirmed com- brought away on the latter occaplainant's testimony; she also sion, and upon which the penalsaid, defendant had married her ty was sought. Several permits in the name of Phillips, and that, had been produced, but they therefore, he could not claim her were not dated, any of them, as his lawful wife. Defendant later than January the 8th, and admitted that he had been mar- nothing had been said about ried in the name of Phillips—said them during the first search, that he was employed on ship- made on the 12th of January, board at the time, and falling consequently they were all and into a berth, made vacant by the severally held as nugatory. Dedeath of a shipmate, he had as- fendant was convicted in the sumed his predecessor's name- amount above stated. had continued it for fifteen
years, Thomas Poynting, a baker and and had been married during shopkeeper, for neglecting to that period. On the day of mar- make the due entry of a certain riage he had given his wife £30, quantity of tea, coffee, &c. at the and had purchased various arti- Custom-house, had, upon two cles of household furniture for counts, nearly subjected himself her afterwards, but because he to a penalty of £200, that is, had fallen a little into poverty £100 on each. It was evident, since, she had deserted him; however, that no fraud upon the while he had shot in the locker, revenue had been contemplated ; she had acted differently, and to what had occurred, had solely lose wife and household furniture arisen from a want of knowledge too, was rather more than he in the defendant, of the excise could bear; therefore, he had law, and the bench not only alsought to recover the best of the lowed him to have the full benetwo, and for which he had been fit of good intentions, but, in disbrought before the bench. The missing the case, it was recommagistrates not being called up- mended to the excise officers, on to decide upon the cause of that a proper representation of difference between defendant and the affair should be laid before his perverse rib, and there being their board of superiors, as likely nothing sufficient in the com- to cause a restoration of the arplaint of the beadle, to justify any ticles it had been their duty to peculiar interposition on their seize, to the stock of a well-dispart, the case was good humour- posed and honest man. edly dismissed. The Excise, v. John Bennett.
MONDAY, JUNE 10. a smuggling transac- Magistrates—I. H. Bates, and tion, in which a penalty of £100 J. Diggins, Esqrs.
A watchinan appeared against tion was expressed by the chaira decent young man, a brick- man, Mr. Bates, to abate the evil layer, whom he had taken into complained of, in pay-tables, as custody between one and two mentioned, by every possible o'clock, on Sunday morning, means which the law could counmuch intoxicated, and who had tenance, and enable him to have been disturbing the tranquility of recourse to. The prisoner, in the town, by vociferating the consequence of his contrition, hour and other disorderly acts. but more in consideration of his He was every way penitent for wife, was then discharged, withwhat he had done-he had at- out being fined, but with an astended a pay-table, on Saturday surance, that should he again be night, he said, at a public house found similarly offending, he -he had there received about a would be dealt with to the utmost pound, and continued drinking rigour of the law, in the house from six o'clock un- A married woman, named til eleven-overcome with liquor, Rippingdale, exhibited the artihe had sallied forth, paid a visit cles of the peace against her husto a gin shop or two, and, in the band, but the worst species of end, found himself in the black- provocation that a wife could hole after day light, with about pursue to irritate a husband, that eight or nine shillings in his of wantonly associating with pocket. He had a wife, who had other men, was pretty well estalaid in about a week, and who blished against her. Several perwas totally dependant upon his sons spoke favourably to the efforts and wages for support. character of the husband; he He agreed with the bench, that was, however, held in a recognihe was indebted to the watch- zance of £10 to keep the peace, men, in the incarceration he had but not without the rebuke hayreceived, for the eight or nine ing been directed at the wife, shillings that had been left of his which she appeared to have so week's earnings-he saw the folly justly deserved. A final separaof his conduct, and hoped he tion between the two, it seemed, should have the resolution never had been decided on. to repeat it. The practice of chial officers heard the latter, and paying labourers on a Saturday madam will, without doubt, be night, in public houses, was closely watched henceforward by loudly condemned—it had led to the parish. ruinous consequences,
it was said, in a variety of instances ;
THURSDAY, JUNE 13. it had multiplied the distresses Magistrates—I. H. Bates, J. of private families—increased the Diggens, and I. M. Cripps, Esqrs. poor rates—and, not unfrequent- Robert Allan, charged with ly, spread riot and disorder at breaking open the manor pound, the opening of the sabbath, situate on Church-Hill, and takthrough the various streets and ing thereout, his horse, which avenues of the town. A some- had been legally impounded, was thing was said about the annual bound over in sureties to answer licensing day, for public houses, for the offence at the next &c. and therewith, a firm resolu- sessions. One George Jarratt