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9. SECOND MEETING AT HUNSLET. back his refusal to the Speaker ; Moor.-A meeting was held this day but the messenger said he could not upon
Hunslet-moor, in pursuance of quit him. “ Then,” replied Mr a notice issued by the Secretary of the Hobhouse, “ you must use force, Leeds Union Society for Parliamen- for I will submit to nothing else.” tary Reform, to take into considera- Two other messengers soon after tion the present state of the country, made their appearance; when the and the propriety of presenting a pe. first messenger, laying his hand on
tition or remonstrance to the Prince Mr Hobhouse, said, “ You are my • Regent, against the laws now in pro- prisoner.” Mr Hobhouse then re
gress through Parliament, affecting plied, " I must submit to force, but the rights of the people. The meet. I protest against this illegal seizure, ing was less numerous than that and desire you to inform the Speaker which had been held in this place thereof." Mr Hobhouse was imprevious to the fatal 16th of August, mediately taken to Newgate, by two probably owing to the apprehensions of the messengers, in a hackney which were generally entertained that coach.
the proceedings would be interrupted 15. COURT-MARTIAL ON SURGEON : by magisterial or military interference, STOKOE.-At a Court-martial held
and which apprehension the assurance on board his Majesty's ship Conof the Mayor had not been made queror, in St Helena-roads, on the known sufficiently wide to allay. The 30th day of August, and continued meeting, when most numerous, did till the 2d of September, to try Mr not consist of more than 2,000 per. John Stokoe, surgeon of the said
ship, for improper conduct with re15. MR HOBHOUSE.—The follow- gard to certain particulars relative ing are the circumstances attending to his intercourse with the French the arrest of Mr Hobhouse, in conse- prisoners detained at the island of quence of the House of Commons ha- St Helena, and on the following ving declared him guilty of a breach charges :- 1st, for having, on or aof privilege, in publishing some offen. bout the 17th of January last, when sive remarks on the members: Mr permitted, or ordered, by Rear-AdHobhouse, with his friend Mr M. miral Plampin, Commander in Chief Bruce, was at No. 1, in New Street, of his Majesty's ships and vessels at Spring Gardens, about six o'clock the Cape of Good Hope, and the this evening, when a messenger of the seas adjacent, &c., to visit LongHouse of Commons, acting as deputy wood, for the purpose of affording serjeant at arms, made his appearance, medical assistance to General Buoand produced the Speaker's warrant naparte, then represented as being as his authority for taking Mr Hob- dangerously ill, communicated with house into custody. Mr Hobhouse the said General or his attendants, said, he considered the warrant to be upon subjects not at all connected illegal, and the tribunal, which had with medical advice, contrary to condemned him unheard, and in his standing orders in force for the goabsence, to be also illegal; and that vernment of his Majesty's naval of he refused to obey the warrant. The ficers at St Helena : 2d, For having, messenger replied, that he had brought on or about the said day, on rea force with him to execute the war- ceiving communications, both in rant, and the men were in the house. writing and verbally, from some of Mr Hobhouse desired him to carry the French prisoners at Longwood, taken notice of, and given an an- duty, communicated to General swer to, such communications, pre. Buonaparte, or his attendants, invious to making the same koown to formation relative to certain books, the Commander-in-Chief, contrary letters, and papers, said to have been to the said standing order : 3d, For sent from Europe for the said perhaving, in pursuance of such un- sons, and which had been interceptauthorised communication, signed a ed by the Governor of St Helena, paper, purporting to be a bulletin of and for having conveyed to the said General Buonaparte's health, and General or his attendants, some indelivered the same to the said Ge- formation respecting their money neral or his attendants, contrary to concerns, contrary to his duty, which the said orders, and to his duty as a was to afford medical advice only: British naval officer : 4th, For 7th, For having, contrary to his having, in such bulletin, stated facts duty, and to the character of a Brirelative to the health of General tish naval officer, communicated to Buonaparte, which did not fall under the said General Buonaparte or his his, the said Mr John Stokoe's, attendants, an infamous and calumown observation, and which, as he nious imputation cast upon Lieutafterwards acknowledged, were dic. General Sir Hudson Lowe, Govertated or suggested to him by the nor of St Helena, by Barry O'Meara, said General, or his attendants, and late a surgeon in the Royal Navy, for having signed the same as if he implying that Sir H. Lowe had prachad himself witnessed the said facts, tised with the said O'Meara to inwhich was not the truth, and was in- duce him to put an end to the ex. consistent with his character and istence of the said General Buonaduty as a British naval officer : 5th, parte: 8th, for having disobeyed For having, in the said bulletin, in the positive command of his supeserted in the following paragraph: rior officer, in not returning from -“The more alarming symptom is Longwood on or about the 21st of that which was experienced in the January aforesaid, at the hour espenight of the 16th, a recurrence of cially prescribed to him by the Rearwhich may soon prove fatal, parti. Admiral, there being no justifiable cularly if medical assistance is not cause for his disobeying such com. at hand,” intending thereby, con. mand : 9th, for having, knowing, trary to the character and duty of ly and wilfully, designated General a British officer, to create a false Buonaparte, in the said bulletin, in impression, or belief, that General a manner different from that in which Buonaparte was in imminent or con- he is designated in the Act of Parsiderable danger, and that no medi- liament for the better custody of his cal assistance was at hand, he, the person, and contrary to the practice said Mr John Stokoe, not having of his Majesty's Government, of the witnessed any such symptom, and Lieutenant-Gen. Governor of the knowing thai the state of the patient island, and of the said Rear-Ad. was so little urgent, that he was four miral, and for having done so at the hours at Longwood before he was special instance and request of the admitted to see him, and further said General Buonaparte or his at. knowing that Dr Verling was attendants, though he, the said Mr hand, and ready to attend, if re- John Stokoe, well knew that the quired, in any such emergency: mode of designation was a point in 6th, For having, contrary to his dispute between the said General Buonaparte and Lieut.-General Sir Wauchope, G. Rennie, Sir W. S. H. Lowe and the British Govern. Wiseman, Bart. and J. H. Plumbment, and that by acceding to the ridge ; as also by the Judge Advowish of the said General Buonaparte, cate, he, the said Mr John Stokoe, was
Miss O'Neill. On the morning acting in opposition to the wish and of this day, William Wrixon Becher, practice of his own superior officers, Esq., a gentleman of very considerand to the respect which he owed able property, and the representative to them under the general printed for Mallow in Parliament, led to the instructions : 10th, For having, in hymeneal altar the lovely and emi.
the whole of his conduct in the nently-accomplished Miss O'Neill, & aforesaid trapsactions, evinced a with whose virtues and talents the
disposition to thwart the intentions public are so well acquainted. The and regulations of the said Gover. ceremony was performed at Kilfanenor, and of the said Rear-Admiral, church, by the Hon. and Rev. the and to further the views of the Dean of Ossory. The happy pair
, French prisoners, in furnishing them are to remain a few days at Kilfanewith false or colourable pretences house, the hospitable mansion of for complaint, contrary to the res John Power, Esq., after which they
' speet which he owed to his superior proceed to the Dean of Lismore's, officers, and to his own duty as an on their way to the seat of Mr officer in his Majesty's Royal Navy. Becher, in the county of Cork.
-The Court having heard the evi. 22. TRIAL OF KINLOCH OF Kin. dence in support of the charges, as LOCH, For SEDITION. — The High well as what the prisoner had to of. Court of Justiciary met this day for fer in his defence, and having con- the trial of George Kivloch of Kinsidered the wh with
most mi. loch, on a charge of sedition, foundpute attention, is of opinion, that ed on a speech made by him at a
bis conduct (with respect to certain meeting of Radicals held at Dundee, * particulars relative to his intercourse where he presided. Having failed
with the French prisoners detained to appear, sentence of outlawry was at St Helena) being improper, is pronounced against him, and the proved; that the 1st charge is pro- bail.bond granted for his appearved; that the 2d charge is proved; ance forfeited. The Lord Justicethat the 3d charge is proved; ;that Clerk thanked the Jury for their atthe 4th charge is proved; that the tendance; and although he regret5th charge is proved; that the 6th ted the trouble to which they had charge is proved ; that the 7th charge been put in attending when no trial is proved; that the 8th charge is had taken place, he trusted they proved; that on the 9th charge it is must be satisfied that it was not owproved, he called General Buona- ing to any fault of the public proseparte “ the patient;" that the 10th cutor, who had done his duty. His charge is proved. The Court do Lordship then said, that he hoped the therefore adjudge the said Mr Jobo Crown counsel would take most espeStokoe to be dismissed his Majesty's cial care that this individual should service; but in consideration of his not be permitted to remain any where -long services, recommend him to the within these realms without being consideration of the Admiralty for brought to trial for the very serious half-pay. Signed by the president, charge which had been preferred a. Captain Stanfell, and 'Captains gainst him. The Solicitor General stated, that he hoped it was unneces. abandoned their unworthy leader at sary for him to say, that the Lord Rio de la Hache, and published the Advocate, and those who were bound statement to which we refer, as a to concur with him in the discharge protest against the conduct of Macof their public duty, would use every Gregor, and an exposure of his chaexertion to convince the public that racter and pretensions to the world. the law was inflexible in its course, 28. SINGULAR AFFAIR AT LEEDS. and would be administered with the -A strong sensation bas been ocsame impartiality to this individual, casioned in this town, by the disas to the meanest of his Majesty's covery of a human being who has subjects.
been incarcerated in chains in the 23.-In the Court of King's Bench, house of his parents for upwards Lord Ranelagh was found guilty of of fifteen years. On Wednesday having applied several offensive epi. last, the mother of this unfortunate thets to Counsellor Adolphus, for young man, whose name is Benjamin the purpose of provoking him to fight Surr, applied to the committee of a duel.' The circumstances of this the Leeds workhouse, stating that case arose out of a late trial at the she was in want of relief for her son, Middlesex sessions.
who was not of sound mind. The 24. SIR GREGOR M'GREGOR.- committee, on investigating the case, The Jamaica papers contain a narra- found that the family belonged to tive of another expedition by Mac- another township, and referred her Gregor, which failed, no less dis- to the overseers of that place. On gracefully than that of Porto Bello. the following day, the old woman The present relation is signed by a had a fatal accident: while walking few of the surviving victims of an ill. in the streets, she came upon a piece judged attack upon Rio de la Hache, of ice, and falling backward, fraca town of New Granada, to the tured her skull so dreadfully, that westward of the Gulf of Maracaybo. after languishing till Friday she ex. With two hundred men, the rem- pired. One of the neighbours, mornaot of more than one thousand two ed by her situation, went into the hundred brave English soldiers, who house, the door of which was usualhad mostly perished through hunger ly locked, and after rendering the or disease, M'Gregor sailed from last offices to her remains, walked inAux Cayes for the above-mentioned to the cellar to wash her hands. Spanish town. The place was gain. While in that situation, she beard a ed, though with the loss of nearly moan as from a human voice, and on one-third of our unfortunate country. examination she found that it promen,—and lost after a very few days; ceeded from an object, so neglected when hardly one of them escaped and destitute, that it was difficult to the edge of the sword. The com- say whether he was of the human or mander-in-chief remained on board the brute species. This discovery was his ship until after the first action communicated to the neighbours, ended, and betook himself to sea a. and a considerable number of pergain before the second began: ne- sons assembled round the house, ver having seen blood drawn, nor which is situated at the Black Bank; heard a shot fired throughout the but John Surr, the father of the fa. whole expedition. Eight officers, mily, had locked the door and refuincluding Colonel Norcott, who had sed to admit any of them. The overhitherto bravely headed the troops, seers and constable were then sent for, and promptly attended the sum- son in the situation in which he was mons, but the old man, probably found, was, that he was deranged in from an apprehension of the fury of his intellect, and required restraint. the populace, refusing still to open It also appeared, that the prisoner the door, they were obliged to force had always maintained a good chatheir way into the house. On ob- racter; and though it is impossible taining admission, they proceeded to justify his conduct towards his into the cellar, and here they found son, the nature of his offence was the unfortunate man squatted under not judged to be cognizable by the the cellar steps, chained by a leg to law; it was therefore determined that the wall, and in so loathsome a state he should be discharged. that it was evident he had not been 30. PARISIAN STATISTICS.-The washed for years. “ Sharp misery present population of Paris is estihad worn him to the bones;" a few mated at 714,000 souls, of whom sacks and a little straw served him 25,000 are not domiciliated ; the for a bed; his appearance was that number of houses is about 26,801, of a spectre; and his bones had in containing about 225,000 hearths or several places penetrated through families; the mean number of births his skin, which was much excoria- and deaths is about 21,000; and the ted. As a first step the parish offi- proportion of male to female births cers ordered him to be taken to the is as 25 to 24; of which a third part workhouse ; and on viewing a com- are natural children. The city of fortable bed which had been prepar- Paris alone pays about a ninth part ed for him, he exclaimed -“'What! of all the taxes levied on France, or is this for me? God bless you! You about 98 millions of livres, which is will go to heaven for this !" and about 168 livres to each individual ; other expressions of a similar import, whereas, in the provinces, the ave.
. Sometimes he converses freely, but rage taxes paid by each individual frequently incoherently. There is, are calculated at 26 or 27 livres.
, moreover, a vacuity in his look, The medium annual consumption of which shows a defect of mind. He bread is estimated at 113,880,000 appears, however, to be perfectly in- kilogrammes; that of wine at offensive and tractable, and it is evi. 870,000 hectares; that of butcher dent that he knows and feels the dif- meat at 70,000 oxen, 9,000 cows, ference between his present and his and 78,000 calves; that of wood at late situation. When the young 1,160,000 stères. The amount of man, who seems to be about thirty pious donations received during the years of age, was taken to the work- first half of the present year has been house, his father was taken to the 1,897,891 francs; while that of the prison, and underwent a private exa- spectacles, for the whole year, has mination before the Magistrates at been estimated at 5,012,866 francs. the Court house. The reason, we Last year the number of suicides in understand, that was assigned by the Paris was 330 ; during this, it has old man for keeping his unfortunate just been found to be 376.