Monday, August 6th, 1827
Local Newpaper Extracts
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal
To Debtors and Creditors.
All Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate and Effects of the late Mr.John Stagg
, of Cattistock, in the County of Dorset, are requested to send the particulars thereof (free of expence) to Mr.Simpkins
, of Everley; Mr.John Cusse
, grocer, Salisbury; of Mr.Stone
, solicitor, Dorchester; and all Debts due to the said Estate, are requested to be paid to the above named Mr.Simpkins
, Hair Cutter, Perfumer, &c. with grateful acknowledgements to the inhabitants of Poole, Wimborne, Wareham, Swanage, and their vicinities, for past favors conferred on him since his residence in Poole, informs them, that he has just received from the first Houses in London, a fresh assortment of Goods, of a superior quality; and trusts that by selling them at a small profit he shall merit a continuance of their support.
Gentleman's Razors and Razor Strops; Hair, Cloth, and other Brushes; Shell, Ivory, and other Combs; and Ornamental Hair of all colors, to imitate nature, continually on sale. - A private Room for cutting, &c.
* An Apprentice wanted; one having a little knowledge of the business would be preferred. As he will be treated like one of the family, a Premium will be expected.
Found, on the Turnpike Road between Basingstoke and Overton, on Saturday July 28, - An Umbrella Walking Stick and two Prints :- Whoever has lost the above, and can describe the prints, may have them on application to Mr.John Smith
, South Litchfield, Overton, Hants, on paying the expenses of this advertisement, and a reasonable Reward to the finder, a poor labouring man.
A Gentleman who receives a very limited number of Pupils, intended for the legal Profession, has now a Vacancy. The Course of Instruction comprises the Theory and Practice of the Law, and such Branches of Learning as are immediately connected with Jurisprudence. Only a Youth of good disposition and moral habits can be admitted.- For particulars apply to Mr.W.H.Buckland
, Southern Hill, Reading.
To Parents and Guardians.
Wanted, - A Youth, of respectable connections, as an Apprentice in the Grocery and Ironmongery Business.- For further particulars apply personally, or per letter, post-paid, to Mr.John Lamb
, Cricklade or Purton, Wilts.
N.B.- Premium not so much an object as a lad of respectability.
Salisbury and Fisherton.
Valuable Freehold and Leasehold Property, for Sale by Private Contract, in the following Lots :
Lot 1. A convenient Freehold Dwelling House, with excellent Garden behind the same, situate in Bedwin-street, Salisbury, now in the occupation of Mr.Oakford
; together with a Tenement adjoining.
Lot 2. Six Freehold Tenements, adjoining each other, situate in Chipper-Lane, Salisbury, now in the occupation of Mr.Crook
, and others.
Lot 3. Five Freehold Tenements, and Gardens to the same belonging, as also Two Gardens contiguous thereto, situate at the upper end of Castle-street, Salisbury, now in the occupation of Mr.Wareham
Lot 4. Two Freehold Tenements and Gardens, to the same belonging, as also a Garden contiguous thereto, nearly adjoining Lot 3, now in the occupation of Mr.Pitman
Lot 5. All those extensive Freehold Premises, situate in the High-street, Salisbury, now in the occupation of Mr.Turner
and his undertenants, together with a Tenement in Crane-street, in the occupation of Mrs.Phillips
Lot 6. Seven Parcels of excellent Garden Ground, in a high state of cultivation, and well stocked with Fruit Trees in full bearing, together with a convenient Dwelling-House and Cottage, in the centre thereof, and two Paddocks of Pasture Land adjoining, situate in Fisherton, near Crane Bridge, now in the occupation of Mr.Coombs
, and others, which will be sold either together, or in lots. This part of the property is held by lease for three lives, and from the desirable nature thereof, and its contiguity to Salisbury, presents an opportunity seldom to be met with. One of the Lives is insured, and the Policy will be sold with the premises.
The purchaser of each lot may be accomodated by part of the purchase money remaining on mortgage.
To view the premises, and to treat for the purchase, apply personally to Mr.Dew
, Solicitor, New Canal, Salisbury.
Wilts Summer Assizes.- The following is a sketch (although but an imperfect one) of the admirable charge delivered by the Lord Chief Justice Best
to the Grand Jury at Salisbury assizes :
Lord Chief Justice Best
, in charging the Grand Jury, said it was highly creditable to the county of Wilts, to have assembled at the assizes so highly respectable a Grand Jury as that which he now had the honour of addressing; it was to himself a source of peculiar satisfaction to see before him gentlemen of so much knowledge and experience in this branch of their public duties, and who would not probably feel under any necessity of requiring his assistance, although he was persuaded they knew the readiness with which they could command it. He felt it necessary, nevertheless, to call their attention to some cases which appeared upon the calendar. There was one which it was incumbent upon him, for the sake of public morals, to touch with as much delicacy as the forms of law would permit - it was a crime against Christianity; if they found its details involved in any difficulty, they would find him ready to assist them, in explaining the law as applicable to the facts; he should only recommend them to bear in mind what was said upon the subject by one of the greatest and wisest judges who had ever adorned the bench, - that it was a charge easily made and most difficult to be disproved; but when clearly and satisfactorily brought home against any individual, it was a crime of the greatest enormity, and deserving the severest punishment. There was, he observed, a charge of murder; but from what he saw of the depositions, he was of opinion that the case could not be carried beyond the crime of manslaughter - it was that of the driver of the coach through whose imputed misconduct a life had been lost. It was the duty of the grand jury to ascertain if what had occurred had sprung from unavoidable accident, or from negligence; because it was the bounden duty of the proprietors of coaches to take care that they were intrusted only to those who had competent skill in driving, and who would use due diligence in the discharge of their duty. If the person failed in either one or the other of those qualities, and death ensued, then undoubtedly the offence would amount to manslaughter, more or less aggravated according to the particular circumstances of the case.
On the list there was a charge of cutting and maiming, which under Lord Ellenborough's Act had been made capital, if committed under such circumstances, that in the event of the death of the man, the crime would have amounted to murder. In the present case, he believed that it would be found that the knife was not used until the prosecutor had struck the first blow; and certainly where the blood was excited by the provocation of a blow, any thing done immediatley in the passion could not, in the eye of the law, be looked upon as murder. He could not, however, but feel much regret that a knife should ever be used by Englishmen as the means of carrying on a quarrel; the time had been, when fists were thought sufficient in a fair and open combat. "I can remember (continued the learned Chief Justice) the time when affrays arising in this manner were fought out strength by strength, without the base use of knives; and whether such cases shall be found to resolve themselves into manslaughter, or mere assaults, I shall always take care to punish with the utmost severity of the law persons using those deadly instruments in a scuffle. If the men of England will desert the mode of defence which nature has given them, and resort to knives in vindication of their feelings or resentment of their wrongs, they must and shall take the consequence of resorting to these foreign and unmanly weapons. I am not here justifying or defending what are called prize-fights, but I am prepared to encourage the practice of boxing to a limited extent; the law of fair fighting is a law of peace - it teaches no unfair advantage - it prevents malignant retaliation, and that dangerous use of deadly weapons which this case discloses. And while I consider the practices and encouragement of the prize-ring disgraceful, yet I do hope still to see the old practice of boxing revived - that practice which infuses the law of honour among combatants, and banishes the use of that vile instrument of revenge." He next proceeded to remark upon the increase in this county of burglary and housebreaking, and said that he feared it required an example with the utmost severity of the law. His Lordship then proceeded to take the view of the alternations introduced into the penal code by Mr.Peel's new Acts, and bestowed very high praise upon the distinguished individual who had introduced them. He had sought the requisite information with the most assiduous attention; he applied it in every quarter where useful knowledge could be obtained for his purpose, from the highest judge, to the lowest clerk in office, and had proceeded step by step with the caution and prudence of an eminent statesman, Perhaps he (the Judge) was one of those who thought the right hon. gentleman had not gone far enough in his system of judicial improvement for the present circumstances of the country; at the same time, however, he could not but admire and approve his scrupulous caution in touching so momentous a subject as the state of criminal law on the British statute book.
Public thanks were due to the statesman who had now removed technicalities that obstructed the order of justice - who had erased forms which were obsolete and ridiculous - who had taken away unnecessary and uncertain capital punishments, and substituted the wholesome penalty of transportation for life. He had not gone, indeed, as far in the abolition of capital punishment as many persons had called for, and he praised him the more for that sound discrimination; because it was more consistent with real humanity that capital punishments should, in many cases, still remain as a terror to evil doers, knowing, as he hoped the country did, how their application was tempered by the forbearance of the Judge and their execution averted by the timely humanity and mercy of the Crown. He entirely approved of the determination to remove from the statute-book the penalty of capital punishments in cases where it was quite obvious no Judge would permit their infliction. In the place of such useless severity, he highly approved of the punishment of transportation for life - it was one of the best and most salutary punishments. He was one of those who thought that every man convicted of a serious offence was not irreclaimable; but when persons exposed themselves to second convictions, then indeed the chances of reform were remote, without a removal to another country, and a new state of society, where different habits might possibly be inspired. A man who had been convicted of a second offence had no claim upon the mercy of society, having rendered himself no longer worthy of the protection of his country. It was therefore necessary for that country to be spared a further repetition of his offences; and indeed for the culprit himself, it was necessary to step between him and himself, to stop the progress of his reckless career, and prevent him ranging over the land like a beast of prey, "seeking whom he may devour." The country should be freed from the contagion of so infectious an example, and the possibly wide-spreading taint of his dangerous contamination. Not the least valuable of Mr.Peel's improvements in criminal law, was that which enjoined the transportation for life of particular offenders upon a second conviction.
There is another part of the law which Mr.Peel
has very properly altered; he meant that remnant of superstitious times, the resort to the benefit of the clergy. As the law formerly stood, a person who was found guilty of one offence, though charged with the commission of a dozen offences, could not be tried for more than one; by Mr.Peel's
Bill has altered so unwise a provision, and as the law now exists, a separate indictment can be preferred on each, and the guilty person receive the sentence consequent on all. The benefit of the clergy could only have been made use of once, and the person who had the advantage of it on one occasion, could not resort to it a second time. The appeal was defeated by putting in what was called a counter plea, but so unfrequent was that practice, that during the eleven years in which he had been a Judge, he recollected only one occasion where it was made use of. According to the new law, the indictment is to state that the person was tried before, and a certificate from the Clerk of Assizes is to be considered evidence of the fact. He therefore strongly recommended to magistrates whenever an offender was brought before them, to obtain a certificate of any former conviction. If this were not attended to, the new law would, like the old, remain a dead letter, and the punishment of transportation for the repetition of the offence could not be inflicted.Nothing could be easier than for magistrates, when cases of second crimes came before them, to apply to the clerks of sessions, or record officers of the tribunals in which the offender had been convicted, for the requisite certificates, and then to transmit them to the place to which the prisoner was committed for his next trial.
There was one point to which he was most anxious to call the general attention. Heretofore the prevalence of crime was found most remarkable in the large and populous towns, where great and diversified masses of society congregated, but now it was most lamentable to find how vice raged among the yeoman and agricultural peasantry of England. Those who had had the means of influence over the latter must be seriously told, that the law alone, however coercive and unbending in it application, could not alter this painful state of things; some other aid must be called in to abate the evil; some corrective must be administered to the immoral habits of the people. The time was, in this happy land, when an honest peasantry were really and truly "their country's pride," and its best and safest defence. Let all the influential classes of society try and recover this noblest material for national security. The clergy (as he had witnessed with pleasure at the Cathedral yesterday) were lending their best assistance to this good work, - they were arousing the warmest energies by their eloquence, and leading them by their example. But eloquence and example, however great, must be unavailing , until the people could be taught self-esteem, - until they could be impressed with the due weight of humble and honest character. Let the gentlemen of the country regulate the rate of the wages of the labourer independent of the poor-rates; and when, according to the original intention of the laws for relieving human want, age and infirmities should visit the peasant, then, and not till then, let him be the object of protection out of sources independent of his own earnings. There would always be poverty in the country, and always just claims for relief, in every age and sex; but, as a general principle, he must deplore the prevailing principle of having the wages of labour made up out of the poor-rates; such a practice was impolite and fraught with much mischief; it destroys all prudence, it eradicated all self-esteem; it removed the wholesome stimulus to honest and virtuous exertion, and withheld the moral operation of all the motives for regulating and controlling human conduct which spring from a man's own sense of his possession of his own resources. No greater curse could befal any country, than a relaxation of those salient springs of independent and virtuous action, which were the best securities for personal conduct. A great country was not one in which one class alone lived in luxury and splendour, but one where the large mass of its people dwell in comfort and virtuous industry. He, therefore, must be the greater benefactor of his country, in whatever situation he moved, who by all the means in his sphere of action, lent his aid to the accomplishment of the great purpose of regenerating the moral feelings of the peasantry. This good work, while it adorned the man, would save his country. He appealed to the Grand Jury to assist in its accomplishment, as magistrates, and as men. He implored them to fell the importance of performing this great duty. Then would they find a decrease in the calendar of county offences; then would they find an improvement among their labouring neighbours; and then only would they have arrested the progressive action of vice, which now deformed the surface of society.
This charge, which was delivered with great energy and earnestness, excited an unusual sensation throughout the Court; and shortly after the Grand Jury retired with the bills first presented to them, they returned into Court, and Mr.Benett
, their foreman, addressed Lord Chief Justice Best
in these words :- "My Lord.- I have the greatest satisfaction in presenting your Lordship with this resolution, which has been unanimously agreed to by the Grand Jury, and which, with your leave, I now beg to read."
then read the following resolution:-
"Grand Jury Room, July 30, 1827.- Resolved. That the thanks of this Grand Inquest be presented to Lord Chief Justice Best
, for the able charge which he has just delivered to us. That our forman be instructed to present the above resolution to the Lord Chief Justice, and to express to his Lordship our earnest request, that he will permit his admirable charge to be printed, in order that observations so important may be more generally circulated, and that the public may receive the gratification and advantage which an acquaintance with such valuable information cannot fail to impart."
Lord Chief Justice Best
(with evident emotion) said he was quite unable to express to the Grand Jury his thanks for this most flattering mark of their approbation. What he had said in his charge was the extemporaneous effusion of his mind, arising out of what he had seen and heard in his recent progress through the country; and he had, therefore, no notes of his address to them. If however, after the circuit, he could recall to his memory the purport of his charge, he should feel much pleasure in complying with the very flattering wish expressed by the Grand Jury.
- We have seen, my Lord, that there are reporters in Court; and perhaps, with the aid of the notes of these gentlemen, you could favour the country at large with a corrected report of your Lordship's admirable charge, at an earlier period than you have mentioned. We are most anxious that the public should profit, with the least possible delay, from the enlightened observations which we have just heard with so much pleasure and advantage.
His Lordship, by an obeisance, appeared to assent to the mode of early publicity suggested by the Grand Jury, and steps were taken to secure its accomplishment.
Romsey, July 31.
Yesterday evening a meeting of the gentlemen forming the Local Committee, and the ordinary members of the Hampshire Friendly Society, was held at the Town Hall. In the absence of the Mayor, G.Withers, Esq.
was nominated to take the chair by the Rev.John Ford
, seconded by W.Footner, Esq.
The Report of the Board of Management, from the Grand Jury Chamber, Winchester, was then read by Mr.J.Lordan
, agent for the Romsey District. By the report it appears, that the Society is rapidly advancing in the estimation of the working classes - a circumstance which, no doubt, is gratifying to the honourary members, among whom are, his Grace the Duke of Wellington
(Patron), the Marquis of Chandos
, Lord Palmerston
, the County Members, many other distinguished personages, and upwards of 300 gentlemen. Besides the monthly contributions of the members, who are allowed to effect assurances to receive from four shillings to twenty shillings per week in sickness, the funds have been enriched with honorary subscriptions exceeding five thousand pounds, the whole of which has been invested in the Bank of England, for the sole benefit of the ordinary members. This being the first general meeting in Romsey, the number of members in which is 200, the Rev.John Ford
, secretary to the society, produced the bank receipts, which convinced every one present , that the liberality of its patrons had obtained for the Hampshire Society a superiority and stability unequalled by any similar institution. After the appointment of stewards, and a vote of thanks to Thomas Bradbury Winter, Esq.
, surgeon for the district, the chairman, at the particular request of John Fleming, Esq. M.P.
and president of the society, invited all the Romsey members to dine with the members in the Southampton district on the 21st Aug. on which occasion Lord Ashtown
will take the chair.
The anniversary of the Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Church Missionary Society was respectably though not very numerously attended at the National School, on Monday last. The President, Wm.Williams, Esq.
, opened the proceedings of the day, and strongly recommended the duty of aiding the Church Missionary Society. The report was read by the Rev.Jos.Addison
, giving a detail of the society's labours in various parts of the globe. The Rev.Dr.Dupree
elucidated the bearings of prophecy, in their present time of fulfilment, and energetically called upon all to support the society. - Lieut.Oakley
, who is returned from India, excited much attention, in giving his own testimony to the upright and very praiseworthy conduct of the Missionaries, in the performance of their duties in the parts he had frequented.- The meeting was also addressed by the Rev.Mr.Wawn
, and Mr John Harvey, jun.
. William Eliot, Esq.
accepted the office of treasurer to the society; and the sum of £7 16s 3d was collected on the occasion,and contributions were made at the churches of Wyke Regis, Radipole, Preston, and Portland, after sermons by the Rev.Mr.Wawn
, and the Rev.Mr.Jackson
, on Sunday last.
Poole, August 3.
It gives us pleasure in announcing the re-appearance of the steam packet on her station from hence to Cowes, Southampton, Portsmouth, and Brighton, and at reduced prices; she is now in our harbour, and sails at 9 o'clock Monday morning, will arrive on Wednesday evening, and sail again on Thursday morning for the above places. Those who are disposed for an aquatic excursion, will have the pleasing sight of the Regatta on Monday and Tuesday, and of visiting the theatre at Southampton, and also the ball there, and of returning to this port next day.
Swanwich, August 3.
On Friday the 27th ult. a Church Missionary Society was established in this place. The meeting was held in the large room at the Manor House Hotel, William Morton Pitt, Esq.
, in the chair, who in a speech of considerable length explained the object of the meeting.
, in a most eloquent speech, pointed out how imperatively we are called upon to use our strenuous and unceasing efforts in endeavouring to inspire our remote fellow creatures with those religious blessings which we so happily enjoy in our own meridian. The Rev.Gentleman gave a gratifying account of the success which has already resulted from the zealous efforts of the missionaries.
then addressed the meeting in an eloquent speech, followed by the Rev.Mr.De Stark
Several resolutions were proposed and unanimously carried, and a handsome subscription was made. The meeting consisted of nearly 300 persons, amongst whom were W.M.Pitt, Esq.
, John Cockram, Esq.
, Rev.Mr. De Stark
, R.Carruthers, Esq. M.D.
, Thos.Cross, Esq.
A preparatory sermon was preached at our Church the evening previous to the meeting, by the Rev.T.O.Bartlett
; his discourse was most impressive and excellent.
This watering place has been of late much frequented, among the latter arrivals are - D.O.P.Okeden, Esq
and family, George Harris, Esq.
, Rev.Lascelles Iremonger
and family, the Hon.Fred. Noel
and family, Col.and Mrs.Wright
, Mr.and Mrs. and Miss Cupper
, Sir George and Lady Thomas
, Sadi Humbark Benby
, John Herbert Brown, Esq.
, Sir J.W.Smith, Bart.
and family, F.J.Brown, Esq.
and family. J.B.Wolaston, Esq.
, Dr. & Mrs.Cooper
and Miss Yeatman
, George Pickard, Esq.
, Mr.and Mrs.Louther
and family, the Misses Bain
, Mr.and Mrs.Langley
, &c. &c.
Weymouth, August 4.
The theatre royal will be opened in the course of a fortnight.
The esplanade is much crowded in the evenings, particularly those of Wednesday and Sunday, to hear the admirable performance of the military band.
The subscription list at the libraries, to our Regatta, which will take place in honor of the birth-day of the Lord High Admiral, continues to increase, and is well supported by the visitors and inhabitants.
On Tuesday last a sad accident befel Lieut.Holden
, of the 4th, or Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, by the falling of his horse in riding over Smalmouth Sands. He has received a most serious injury in his face and several parts of his body, and now lies ill in Weymouth Barracks, but we are happy to say that favorable hopes are entertained of his recovery.
Saturday, August 4.
Odiham Races were held on Friday the 27th. The weather was most propitious, and a large concourse of most fashionable persons were assembled.- The races on the whole were very good, and were contested as follows :- the silver cup of 50 guineas value was won by Mr.Parr's
bay mare, Careless, beating Mr.Smither's
Creeping Jane, and Mr.Rickets's
Maid of the Mill : Careless the favourite, and had it all her own way. The Handicap Sweepstakes of 10 sovereigns each, with 20 added, was won by Mr.Hockley's
grey colt, Grimaldi, (by Grimaldi), beating Mr.Fitzherbert Langdon's
grey filly, Miss Fidget, (by Turtle,) and Mr.Frere's
bay horse, solicitor. A well contested race between the two former; Miss Fidget the favourite, 10 to 1, and would have won easy had she not been over-weighted; she was beat only by half a neck.- The saddle and bridle for ponies were won by Mr.Parr's
Jack of Clubs, beating Mr.Marshall's
Tom Tough and Mr.Lickford's
White Stockings; Tom Tough the favourite, and would have won had he been well ridden the first heat.
On Saturday last died at Cupenham, near Romsey, aged 69, Mr.Thomas Dawkins
, many years a respectable tradesman of that town.
Married on Tuesday at Soberton, by the Rev.Robert Grant, B.C.L.
, Fellow of New College, Oxford, the Rev.George Deane, M.A.
, Rector of Bighton, Hants, the Domestic Chaplain of his Grace the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
, to Mary
, eldest daughter of Thos.Grant, Esq.
, of Soberton, in the same county.
On Tuesday the 31st ult. was married at Wimborne Minster, by the Rev.James Mayo
, Mr.Richard Symonds
, of Sinkenholt, in the county of Hants, to Susan
, only daughter of the late Henry Sherrin, Esq.
, of Bere, in the county of Somerset.
Died on the 11th of May last, at Jersey - City, opposite New York, deeply regretted, especially by the English residents of that rising town, Mrs.Glaze
, (the only sister of the Rev.J.B.Bristowe
, of Ringwood), leaving a husband and three daughters to lament over their irreparable loss.
The following inquests have this week been taken by Mr.Todd
: at Cupernam, near Romsey, on the body of Ann Gifford
, a poor woman, who hanged herself from a beam on Monday last. Verdict "Insanity." - At Pilley, in the parish of Boldre, on the body of George Jones
, aged 17, who fell from the shaft's of his masters waggon, and was instantly killed by the wheels passing over his head. Verdict "Accidental death."
Committed to the County Gaol :- Wm.Smith
, charged with stealing a horse, the property of James Wickham
, of Chawton - James Simmonds
, charged with stealing a quantity of wheat from the barn of Joseph Biddlecomb
, of Ringwood - Edmund Wilkins
, charged with steeling six geese, the property of George Thomson
, of Purbrook.
Portsmouth, Aug. 3.
This place has been very gay during the week, on account of the arrival of his Royal Highness the Duke of Clarance
, Lord High Admiral, who is inspecting every department of the naval service at this port. On his Royal Highness's arrival, he was saluted with 19 guns from every ship, and the Russian frigate at Spithead paid him the same honors as the British vessels. The Duchess of Clarence
is expected to-morrow. The Duke of St.Albans
has also been staying at the George Inn for a few days, in order to place two of his brothers under the care of Doctor Burney
, at the Royal Academy , Gosport; but has since taken his departure, together with his Duchess for Southampton
. The Lord High Admiral leaves us on Wednesday next for London.
Lymington, Aug. 3.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Clarence
has signified her intention of honouring Vice Admiral Sir H.Neale, Bart.
, by a visit at Walhampton, where her Royal Highness is expected to dinner at eight o'clock this evening. Four triumphal arches are erecting in the town, and the inhabitants are desirous of shewing her every mark of respect.
The Lymington yachts have again distinguished themselves at the Cowes Regatta : the Julia, Charlotte, and Ann, were all built in this place; the two former by Joseph Weld, Esq.
, and the latter by Mr.Thomas Leman
, whose science as a yacht builder has commanded the most unqualified approbation. Mr.Weld's
yacht the Arrow was prevented from shewing her superior qualities by springing her mast on the day previous to the contention for the gold cup.
Saturday, August 4.
We never recollect seeing this town so full of fashionable visitors as during the last week; the inns were full to overflow, and most of the respectable lodgings have been occupied. The source of the attraction has been the Cowes Regatta, on each day of which the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers to and from the steam and other vessels was a most interesting sight. Among the fashionable arrivals of the week, has been that of the Duchess of St.Albans
; her Grace arrived at the Star inn on Wednesday morning from Portsmouth, at which place she left the Duke, and after visiting the beautiful ruin of Netley Abbey, again set off on her return to Portsmouth.
On Thursday his Grace the Duke of Buckingham
was, at a Common Council of the Corporation, elected as honorary Burgess of the town.
Our next week's Regatta bids fair to be a most splendid one, every description of aquatic conveyance is engaged.
Cowes Regatta.- Wednesday was the first day of the Cowes Regatta. Four vessels started for the Cup of 100gs., which was won by the Miranda of 147 tons, T.Mare, Esq.
, beating the Theresa, of 112, Earl Belfast
, by 22 minutes : and the Harriet, of 96, Earl Belfast
, by 50 minutes. The Menai, of 163 tons, T.A.Smith, Esq. M.P.
, gave up the contest today. The spectacle was grand beyond description; never before were so many vessels of every description seen together in these waters, and thousands of spectators were on the shores.
The Lord Chancellor has appointed Charles Cowdery
, of Newport, in the Isle of Wight, Gent., to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery.
Tuesday died at the house of her father, Mr.Gill
, of this town, Ann
, the wife of Mr.Callan
, also of this town, house decorator, aged 26 years.
During one of the heats at our races last week, a fellow had the assurance to open the carriage door, and walk off with a lady's reticule, containing a gold watch, a purse, and other valuables.
We are anxious to correct a mistake in last week's Journal :- in stating the names of insolvent debtors who were discharged here from prison, the name of Thos.Glasspoole
was erroneously given; it should have been George Glasspoole
Monday, August 6.
The business of the Assizes for this county, commenced at our Council House on Monday morning, before Lord Chief Justice Best
, who presided in the Crown Court, and Mr.Justice Burrough
, who sat at Nisi Prius. A great number of magistrates and other gentlemen of influence attended on the occasion. The following were sworn in to serve on the Grand Jury :-
John Benett, Esq. M.P.
, foreman; Sir John Dugdale Astley, Bart. M.P.
; Sir Edward Poore, Bart.
; Edw.Baker, Esq. M.P.
; Alexander Powell, Esq. M.P.
; Ernle Warriner, Esq.
, Wadham Locke, Esq.
, Richard Godolphin Long, Esq.
, Thomas Henry Hele Phipps, Esq.
, Ambrose Awdry, Esq.
, Robert Hale Blagden Hale, Esq.
, Francis Warneford, Esq.
, Charles Lewis Phipps, Esq.
, Joseph Pitt, Esq.
, Robert Gordon, Esq.
, Thomas Watkin Forster, Esq.
, Thomas Hosier Saunders, Esq.
, Ambrose Goddard, Esq.
, William Peachy, Esq.
, George Mortimer, Esq.
, Roger Montgomery, Esq.
, Robert Poore, Esq.
The Grand Jury having been sworn, Chief Justice Best
addressed them at considerable length, in a charge which rivetted their attention and that of the whole Court. The observations made by the learned Judge in his charge, carried with them, in language the most eloquent, the full force of conviction; and as they were directed to objects of the first importance to society, we are happy to find they were taken down in Court by an eminent short-hand writer, and will ere long be published. To do justice to the charge would be impossible in the limits of a newspaper; but we have in the preceding page given a sketch or outline of it, which we trust will convey some idea of its excellence to our readers.
The following prisoners were sentenced as under :
Death.- Robert Webster
, committed by the Rev.E.Duke
, and convicted of stealing a quantity of silver plate and other articles from his master, the Rev.J.P.Jones
, at Elm Green, in the parish of Kemble, in this county, to be executed on Tuesday the 14th instant.
Death (reprieved.) Wm.Rabbits
, for a burglary at North Bradley - John Carpenter
and James Gainn
, for breaking open and robbing the house of William Harrison
- Thomas Rutter
, for a burglary at All Cannings - James Milliner
, for stealing 4 sheep at Laycock - Richard Forder
, for stealing 2 sheep at Newtontoney - William King
, for housebreaking at Highworth - John Burgess
, for stealing a gelding the property of William Hooper
, at Fisherton Anger - George Watts
, Philip Gunning
, and James Maltman
, for a burglary at Melksham.
Transportation for Life :- William Tucker
, for cutting and woollen cloths at Kingswood; James Hatter
and Thomas Clarke
, for assaulting and robbing John Washbourn
on the highway at Wroughton.
Transportation for 21 years : Robert Offer
, convicted of three separate larcenies, on each of which he was sentenced to 7 years transportation.
Transportation for Seven Years :- Daniel Webb
, for stealing bacon; James Figgins
, for stealing horse-corn the property of George King
, at Devizes; John Moger
, for stealing a quantity of glass at Mere; Charles Kellow
, for stealing a pair of shoes at Warminster; and James Brunsdon
, for stealing a duck at Seend.
Hard Labour in the House of Correction :- William Watkins
, for stealing cheese at Luckington, 2 years - Solomn Sutton
, for stabbing George Biggs
and James Francis
with a knife, on the turnpike road near Stert, 12 months for each offence - James Mead
for stealing horse-corn, the property of George King
, at Devizes, one year, and fined £200. (His son George Mead
, charged as his accomplice, was acquitted.) - John Stone
, for robbing a house at Bradford, 12 months - Thomas Oatley
, for stealing potatoes and turkeys, 12 months - Thomas Ford
, for stealing ducks at Fifield, 12 months - James Blandford, jun.
, for stealing a purse containing money from Henry Lambert
, at Fonthill Gifford, 12 months - James Small
, for stealing 8 shillings and 4 sixpences, the property of Matthew Dixon
, at Avebury, 12 months - Eneas Jeffry
, for robbing the house of John Clarke
at South Newton, 6 months, and once privately whipt - John Yates
, for stealing horse-corn at Devizes (accomplice of Figgins
, see above), 6 months - James Lansdown
, for a theft at Trowbridge, 3 months - Stephen Withers
, for robbing a house at Melksham, 1 month.
Imprisonment in the Common Gaol :- Mary Ackland
, for stealing pewter plates and dishes, 9 mos. - Thomas Palmer
, for breaking open a house at Dinton, 3 months - George Waite
, for assaulting George Biggs
and James Francis
(in company with Solomon Sutton
, see above), 2 weeks - Richard Doolan
, a corporal in the army, for a theft at his quarters in Chippenham, one week, and to be publicly whipt.- George Gale
, for a fraud at Melksham, one week, and to be publicly whipt.
The trial of Robert Webster
, who is left for execution, excited great interest in the court : he is a youth of about 22 years of age, of mild and good-looking appearance; he had been in the service of the Rev.Mr.Jones
, of Elm Green Cottage, in the parish of Kemble, North Wilts, as butler, for the space of three years, possessing the entire confidence of his master, when he was induced (as it appeared even by his own confession) to steal and appropriate to his own use, the whole of his master's plate, considered to be of several hundred pounds value. It appeared on the trial, that one evening in January last, the prisoner, having the charge of the plate, left it in the servants hall, contrary to his orders, and to his general custom, which were to keep it in his own room up stairs; in the night the family were disturbed by a loud crash; Mr.Jones
, with a gentleman who was on a visit to him, and the prisoner, came down stairs, when they found the plate missing, and a window broken open. Mr.Jones
thought the robbery was committed by burglars, and Webster
remained in his service to May last, without the least suspicion being attached to him. It appeared, however, that soon after leaving Mr.Jones
, he offered two or three parcels of melted and broken up plate for sale to a silversmith in London, who had him apprehended, suspecting that he had stolen it. Webster
immediately wrote to Mr.Jones
, entreating his pardon, and confessing that he had found the stolen plate in a drain near the house soon after the burglary. The broken and melted plate was produced in court, and identified by Mr.Jones
. The wretched young man was seized with very violent hysteric fits during the trial. When the verdict of "Guilty" was returned by the Jury, the Rev.prosecutor entreated the Judge to extend to the prisoner what mercy was compatible with justice; Chief Justice Best replied, "Sir, you have done your duty, and I must do mine." He then, in the most pathetic and impressive manner, passed the awful sentence of death upon the prisoner; he expatiated on the enormity of his robbing so kind a master, and said he must make an example of him to all servants and others in confidential situations. He exhorted him to make use of the short time he had to be in this world, in making his peace with God. Webster
was removed from the bar in a state of insensibility.
An intense degree of interest was excited at our assizes by the trial of John Richmond Seymour
, Esq., of Crowood, in the parish of Ramsbury, who was arraigned before Lord Chief Justice Best
, upon a charge of having, in the month of July 1825, committed an offence that cannot be named, with a young man (his footman) named Charles Macklin
, who was placed at the bar with him.
The Counsel for the prosecution were, Mr.Coleridge
, and Mr.Follett
:- for the defence were, Sergeant Wilde
; Mr.Charles Frederick Williams
(King's Counsel); the Hon.Thomas Erskine
(King's Counsel); Sergeant Merewether
; and Mr.Awdry
One count of the indictment charged the prisoners with a capital offence, affecting their lives; another count charged them with a misdemeanour.
Two witnesses for the prosecution (servants of Mr.Seymour
, viz. Phebe Hopkins
, housemaid, and David Bevan
, coachman) were examined at great length, when Chief Justice Best
informed the Jury, that the Counsel for the prosecution, being convinced, from the evidence of these witnesses, that the charge for the capital offence could not be sustained, that charge would be abandoned. The learned Judge therefore deemed it unnecessary to call upon the prisoners for their defence, and directed the Jury to acquit them on the capital charge, which the Jury did accordingly.- The prisoners were not tried on the minor charge, that being traversed till the next assizes.
The trial of John Maule
, the coachman, for manslaughter (the particulars of which case we last week gave in a report of the proceedings at the inquest in Amesbury), was terminated in a manner totally unexpected by the Court, owing to a defect in the evidence. The indictment consisted of four counts : the first charging the prisoner with driving four horses and killing Thomas Strange
; upon this he was acquitted, through want of proof that it was Thomas Strange
: the second count charged him with driving "two geldings and two mares," and killing a person unknown : the 3d and 4th counts were similar in purport to the 2d. The witnesses for the prosecution having been examined, the prisoner's counsel maintained that the 2d count had not been proved, there being no evidence as to the particular description of the horses therein stated : the prosecutors being unprepared with a witness as to that point, Chief Justice Best
decided that the objection made by the learned counsel was fatal to the case, and directed the Jury to return a verdict of acquittal.
The following cases were tried at Nisi Prius :
.- This was an action brought to recover the sum of £123. The facts of the case were simply these. The plaintiff and defendant were brother and sister, and at the last assizes for the county the present plaintiff had a verdict against him for £200 on a note given by the husband of the defendant for money lent to the plaintiff. Some time since the defendant's husband died, leaving this sum amongst others to executors in trust laid out for the benefit of his wife and children; another brother, named John Lawes
, knowing this sum was due to the plaintiff, applied to the defendant to lend him some money, which she consented to do, and directed him to apply to the plaintiff, which he did, and got from him £123; a month after this the defendant sued out of a commission of bankrupt against John Lawes
, and claimed under the commission a sum of money, amounting to between 3 and £400, part of which sum was made up of the £123 now in question. On application being made to the plaintiff for the money due on the note, he refused paying it, and the action was brought by the executors, in which they recovered, and he consequently was obliged to pay the sum claimed twice over, and which he now required should be repaid to him by the defendant, he having paid this money by and at her special direction. The defence set up was that the plaintiff having paid the money in his own wrong must abide by the consequences, and one of his witnesses proved that in a conversation which ensued on this transaction, he (the plaintiff) said that if he had wrongly paid it, he had one chance, for he had nob in the stable. Mr.Serjeant Wilde
in reply contended, that as the defendant claimed the sum under the commission, she was bound to pay it to the plaintiff, he having been obliged to pay it twice out of his pocket. Verdict for the plaintiff, damages £123.
.- This was an ejectment brought by the plaintiff, a butcher, residing at Wilton, against the defendant, a baker, his next door neighbour, to try the right of a wall which the plaintiff claimed as belonging solely to his house, and which the defendant contended he was entitled to joint use of, and which in the exercise of his right, he had built on. After the examination of a great many witnesses whose evidence was rather contradictory, some of whom being of opinion there were two walls, others that there was but one, the case having lasted between 7 and 8 hours, went to the Jury, and they found that the wall in question was a party wall, consequently both entitled to use it. Verdict for the defendant.
Counsel for the plaintiff : the Hon.T.Erskine
, King's Counsel, Mr.R.Bayley
, and Mr.Carter
.- Counsel for the Defendant : Mr.Serjeant Wilde
, Mr.Serjeant Merewether
In the course of this trial the Judge and Jury retired to refresh themselves, and on coming in again 13 persons were found in the jury box, which caused some merriment, it not being known for some moments who was the intruder : the Hon.T.Erskine
, who was for the plaintiff, jocosely observed that the defendant , who is a baker, could not object to it, as there was only a baker's dozen.
.- This was a cross action involving the same question. The parties agreed a juror should be withdrawn.
, Doc d.Keble
, Doc d.Catley
; these were settled out of court.
.- This was an ejectment to recover the possession of a public-house, known by the sign of the Waggon and Horses at Wootton Bassett. It appeared that the house in question had formerly been occupied by a person by the name of Ferris
, who rented it of an agent of the lessor of the plaintiff, who gave up possession of the premises in favor of the defendant, who it was contended took the premises from Lady-day by the quarter. These facts being made out.
, for the defendant, contended that the defendant held from Christmas, and that the notice to quit was not sufficient; to make this out, he put in some receipts, and called Ferris
to prove the testimony, but it appearing that he was an interested witness, his testimony was refused, and a verdict was found for the plaintiff.
- This was an action brought by the plaintiff, as landlord to the defendant, who has become bankrupt, to recover a sum of money for a breach of covenant in the non-payment of rent. The only question in the case was whether the defendant, agreeably to the Bankrupt Act, had given 14 days notice to the plaintiff, that he and the assignees declined keeping the possession of the lease and house, in which the defendant resided : the plaintiff, not being able to make out his case, was non-suited.
.- This was an action brought by the plaintiff, a painter and glazier, against the defendant, a plasterer and tyler, to recover a sum of money for goods sold, and for work done, to which the defendant pleaded the general issue and a set off. This was a case of mere account between the parties, some items being admitted as correct and others disputed. It was ultimately found that there was due to the plaintiff a sum of £24 2s for which sum the jury gave him a verdict.
.- This was a special jury which was to have been tried, but owing to the absence of witnesses was made a remanet to the next assizes. The question at issue between the parties has now been pending some considerable time, we believe for some years, and at a very great expense.
The King v. Hopkins
.- This case was also made a remanet till the result of a certain prosecution.
The following Causes have been tried at the Dorchester assizes :-
The King v. Byatt
- This was an information filed by the Attorney General against the defendant for having assisted smugglers.- Verdict - Guilty.
Doc d. Budd
- This was an ejectment to try the title to some premises at Sydling. There being no defence, a verdict was returned for the plaintiff.
and Wife. - This was an action for slanderous words spoken by the defendant's wife concerning the plaintiff, damages £5.
, and others - This was an action brought by the plaintiff against the defendants for an assault and false imprisonment; there appearing faults on both sides, the jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff, damages 40s.
On Friday last her Royal Highness the Duchess of Clarence
again visited this city, on her way from Bath to join her royal consort, the Lord High Admiral at Portsmouth, taking Long Leat in her way. At a short distance from Wilton she was received by a detachment of the Salisbury Troop of W.Y.C and conducted by them to Wilton House, where Lieut.Colonel Baker
was waiting to receive her Royal Highness, but having been exposed to heavy rains on the road, her Royal Highness declined alighting, expressing her regret from seeing the interior of that splendid mansion, and under the escort of the yeomanry, continued her journey to this city, again honouring the Prince Regent's Hotel, by remaining there for the night. Every possible attention was paid to the Royal Duchess at the hotel by Mr and Mrs.Johnson
. Soon after her arrival, the venerable Lord Bishop of Salisbury
came to the inn, to pay his respects to her Royal Highness. On the following morning her Royal Highness proceeded on her journey, and was again escorted by the yeomanry. During her short stay her Royal Highness gave, as before, many proofs of her courteous and condescending affability.
Preferred :- The Rev.C.G.R.Festing, M.A.
, of Maiden Bradley, to the Vicarage of St.Paul, Cornwall; patron the Right Hon the Earl of Eldon
has appointed the Rev.W.Ward, D.D.
, Prebendary of Sarum, Rector of Great Horkesley, one of his Lordship's Chaplains.
A liberal donation of fifty pounds to the Salisbury Infirmary, has been received by the treasurer of that institution, from Thomas Baskerville Mynors Baskerville, Esq.
, of Rockley House, High Sheriff of this county.
The Lord Chancellor has appointed John Slade
the younger, of Devizes, Gent, to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery.
A gentleman called at our office last week, and stated that he had been effectually cured of Deafness by Dr.Smith
; and that from the circumstances which he mentioned, the length of time he had been afflicted, and the little relief he had received from other practitioners, we think it a duty incumbent on the public press to make it known, in which we have no interest ourselves, and it is at the gentleman's own request to do so.
equestrian company have opened a most commodious and elegant Circus in Endless-street, with a stud of horses, which, for beauty and docility, cannot be surpassed. The company is also composed of first rate artists, both English and foreign; and their extraordinary feats of horsemanship and rope-dancing cannot fail to attract crowded audiences every evening.- We have been informed by several gentlemen who were at the Circus on Friday evening, that the performance was truly astonishing, and that it far surpassed the performance of Astley's
amphitheatre or that of any other company in the kingdom. We therefore earnestly wish that Mr.Cooks
may meet with due encouragement.
Blandford Races : - The following horse are named for the Great Dorsetshire Stakes; Mr.Portman's
f. by Wanderer, Mr.Bankes
names ch. c. by Buffalo - Four horses pay forfeit.
At the carnation show holden at the Woolpack inn, in this city, on Friday, there attended a numerous and very respectable company, who admitted that the flowers surpassed in beauty any they had ever before seen. There was a great and long competition for the prizes, owing to the general excellency of the flowers. The 1st prize was at length awarded to Mr.Kingston
, gardener to F.Barham, Esq.
, of Stockbridge; the 2d to Mr.Chinn
, of Salisbury : and the 3d to the gardener of Sir.Ed.Poore, Bart.
Several ladies and gentlemen of the first respectability were present, and expressed themselves highly gratified; there is therefore reason to expect that the show will in future be highly patronised.- The dinner and wines provided by Mr.Tewkesbury
upon the above occasion reflected on him the highest credit.
On Sunday the 29th instant was married at Cranborne, Mr.James Clarke
, to Miss King
, to Mrs.Avice Blake
; Mr.Thomas Coole
, to Elizabeth Dawkins
; and on Monday the 30th, Mr.George Coney
, to Mrs.Charlotte Grist
; all of Cranborne.
Married at Avebury, by the Rev.Mr.Hawkins
, of Marlborough, to Elizabeth
, youngest daughter of Mr.Low
, of Beckhampton.
On the 23rd ult., was married at St.Paul's Church, Bristol, Mr.William Weatherstone
, of Badminton, Gloucestershire, to Eliza
, eldest daughter of Mr.Richard Tanner
, of Lackington, Wilts.
On Thursday was married at Winterbourne Zelston, by the Rev.Sir James Hanham, Bart
. William Hallett, jun. Esq.
of Philliols, Dorset, to Mary
, eldest daughter of Robert Radclyffe, Esq.
of Foxdenton Hall, in the county of Lancaster.
On Monday died at the Earl of Fortescue's
, in Grosvenor-square, Louisa, Viscountess Ebrington.
On Sunday the 29th ult. died at her seat, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, the Hon.Mrs.Bowater.
On Sunday the 29th ult. Died at an advanced age, at Preshute, near Marlborough, James Blake, Esq.
On the 26th ult. died, in the 79th year of her age, deeply regretted, particularly by the poor, Eleanor
, the relict of the late Mr.Wm.Kibblewhite
, of Liddiard, near Wootton Bassett.
Monday died, aged 60, deeply lamented, Elizabeth
, wife of Mr.Burt
, ironmonger of Devizes.
Assembly Rooms, Salisbury.
, (Four Brothers), from Munich, beg most respectfully to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, that their Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, will take place on Wednesday, August 8, 1827, at the above Rooms.
|Andantino, Four Voices||Eisenhofer.|
|Aufforderung Zum Tanze, Flour Voices||Blum|
|Variations, Violin, J.Z.Herrmann||Mayseder|
|Huntsman's Chorus, Freischutz, Four Voices||C.M.Weber|
|La Sentinelle, Four Voices, with Instrumental Variations||Hummel|
|Choice Fragments of a Quartett, Instrumental||Haydn|
|Polacca, Four Voices||Rossini|
|Hymn, Four Voices||L. de Call|
|Solo, Violonzelle, J.Lidel Herrmann||B.Romberg|
|Adagio and Waltz, Four Voices||Eisenhofer.|
|German National Songs|
The Concert will commence at 8 o'clock.
Tickets, Five Shillings each, to be had at the Assembly-Rooms, Music Shops, and Libraries; and of Messrs. Herrmann
, Black Horse Inn, Salisbury.
(Positively For One Night Only.)
Assembly Rooms, Salisbury.
Under the Patronage of George Watson Taylor, Esq. M.P., Steward of the Races.
On Thursday Evening , August 9, 1827,
will give his very popular New Entertainment, entitled
consisting of Sketches from Life, Manners, and Peculiarities; in Two Parts; interspersed with Comic Songs:
And concluding with
An Animated Picture of a London Company,
Representing the following Performers dressed in character :
Mr.Young, as Hamlet - Mr.Kean, as Richard - Mr.Braham, as Prince Orlando - Mr.Macready, as Virginius - Mr.Blanchard, as Polonius - Mr.Mathews - Mr.Yates.- The portraits painted by Mr.Lambert
, and animated by Mr.Yates
Admission, Three Shillings.
Performance to commence at half-past eight o'clock.
Salisbury Infirmary, Aug.4, 1827.
Wanted, - A Porter to this Institution; he must be a steady middle-aged Man, unmarried, and not liable to the maintenance or support of any child, of an unexceptionable character, and well qualified to brew, bake, and take care of the Garden; he will be assisted in the menial offices by an Under Porter. His wages will be £15 per Annum, with Board and Lodging, and a Gratuity at the discretion of the Governors at a General Court, if he continues in his place a full year. - The Election will take place at the Infirmary on the 31st day of August instant, at one o'clock, being the Annual Court.
For further information apply to the Secretary, at his Office, in Endless-street, Salisbury.
The Rev.Archdeacon Clarke
By order of the Weekly Committee.
Wanted, - A Youth of respectable connections (from 14 to 15 years of age), as an Apprentice in an extensive Linen and Woollen Drapery Business. The situation is desirable, affording every opportunity of qualifying him for future usefulness. A premium is expected.- Particulars will be given on application to Mr.Godwin Withers
, draper, &c. Romsey; if by letter post-paid.
To be Sold or Let, in the pleasant village of Bodenham, three miles from Salisbury.- A substantial-built House, with walled-in Garden, coach-house and stables, held under a lease for sixty years, and may be entered on immediately. The house consists of drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, housekeeper's room, cellars, and every convenience for servants.- For further particulars apply to Mr.R.Coney
, builder, Exeter-street, Salisbury.
Dwelling-House and Malt-House, at Warminster, to be Let, and entered on at Michaelmas next. The Dwelling-House comprises 4 bed rooms, 2 parlours, kitchen, cellar, necessary outhouses, walled Garden, &c. - The Malthouse will wet 20 quarters per week.- Apply, post-paid, to Mr.Jeremiah Morgan
, grocer, Warminster.
The above premises are adjoining.- The Dwelling-House will be let either with or without the Malthouse.
Arundell Arms Inn and Posting House,
, late of the Black Horse, East Knoyle, begs most respectfully to inform his friends and the public in general, that he has taken and entered on the above Inn, and solicits the honor of their patronage and support; and assures them it will ever be his most anxious study to provide for their comfort and accomodation.
Wines and Spirits of the finest qualities.- Well aired Beds, good Post-Horses, and neat Chaises, with steady Drivers. - Arundell Arms, Donhead, Aug.2, 1827.
King's Arms Inn, Stockbridge.
, respectfully offers his best thanks for the preference he has experienced for several months past, and announces that he has Reduced the price of Posting to Fifteen Pence per Mile.