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preservation, has stayed the pesti- while deeply penetrated with gralence, saved us from foreign wars titude for the past, let us hope and domestic disturbances, and that His all-wise providence will scattered plenty throughout the so guide our councils as that they land

shall result in giving satisfaction “Our liberties, religious and civil, to our constituents, securing the have been maintained, the fountains peace of the country, and adding of knowledge have all been kept new strength to the united Goopen, and means of happiness vernment under which we live. widely spread and generally en

“ MILLARD FILLMORE. joyed, greater than have fallen to “Washington, Dec. 2, 1850." the lot of any other nation. And,

CHRONICLE.

JANUARY, 1850.

was

CCIDENT ON THE EAST —About 11 o'clock at night a fire, 1. A - A serious accident occurred at struction of property, happened at the Maghull station of this railway. No. 4, Coventry Street, HayA passenger train of one carriage market, in the tenure of Messrs. only left Preston at 8 o'clock in Creese and Co., Court boot and the evening; at Ormskirk there shoe makers. The fire commenced

a considerable accession of in the manufactory at the rear of passengers, so that on arriving at the warehouse, and in the course of the Maghull station it was re- a few minutes the whole of the facsolved to add to the train an tory became a mass of flames. On empty carriage which was standing one side of the burning premises on a siding, and the train was stood the extensive property of Mr. shunted on to the other line of Sneezum, a builder, in Rupert rails for this purpose. Suddenly Street; and on the other side, the a train was heard approaching: the premises of Mr. Taylor, stationer. passengers took alarm, conceiving By the great exertions of the firethat they were on the wrong line, brigade the adjoining property was and jumped out. The Liverpool saved from the conflagration, but train came up at great speed, and, the premises in which the misthe night being dark and great fortune occurred levelled confusion prevailing, struck down with the ground, the valuable three passengers, who were killed stock-in-trade in the front wareon the spot, and their bodies fright- house seriously damaged, and the fully mutilated. The alarm was property of Mr. Taylor, Mr. totally groundless, for the train, Sneezum, and several others, sehaving been run on to the other verely injured by fire, water, and line of rails, was perfectly safe, and hasty removal. the train which caused the disaster 7. SHOCKING OCCURRENCE AT was on the line which the pas- THE CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.--senger train had left, and would Samuel Grieves Harvey, a tall, have passed them harmlessly; powerful man, was indicted for an whereas had they remained on assault on James Dodsley Tawney, their own line a fearful collision a diminutive and sickly man, an must have taken place.

attorney. 3. FIRE IN COVENTRY STREET. The prosecutor, whose arm was. Vol. XCII.

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in a sling, and who was suffering During these proceedings the severely, gave an account of the unfortunate prosecutor continued assault, which appeared to be most under the charge of the medical brutal and unprovoked, greatly gentlemen, and an intimation was aggravated by the circumstance given that he was in a dangerous that the prisoner was well aware condition. the unfortunate man was suffer- The Recorder, addressing the ing under a disease of the heart, defendant, said, he had been conand that such an attack was calcu. victed of what he felt compelled lated to endanger his life.

from the bench to describe as a The prosecutor, who had given most aggravated and brutal assault. his evidence with great difficulty, At present he should not pass senand who was evidently in a state tence upon him, because, in the of great excitement and suffering, condition of the prosecutor, it was having replied to one or two ques- uncertain what the result would tions that were put to him by Mr. be; and if his death were to take Ballantine, was about to retire place, and it was found to have from the witness-box, when he been accelerated by the violence seemed in an instant to lose all he had made use of towards him, power, and fell senseless in the he would undoubtedly be called arms of some persons who stood upon to answer a much higher near him. He was laid upon the charge. floor of the court, and Mr. Clay- Just as the learned Judge had ton, the surgeon who examined concluded, a sensation of horror his injuries after the occurrence, was excited in the court by the and another medical gentleman announcement by one of the mediwho was accidentally present, im- cal gentlemen that the unfortunate mediately attended upon and used prosecutor had expired. The extheir utmost exertions to restore citement had been too much for him.

him, and he lay a lifeless corpse Mr. Ballantine, addressing the at the foot of the witness-box, Court, said, that he did not require where a few minutes previously he the evidence of the surgeon. It had been giving his evidence. was impossible for him to deny that The Recorder then gave direcan assault had been committed by tions that the prisoner should be the defendant, or to attempt to jus- detained to answer any charge that tify it under such circumstances. might be preferred against him,

The Recorder then briefly ad- arising out of the death of the undressed the jury, and after observ- fortunate prosecutor. ing that the learned counsel for the The body of the deceased was defendant—who had, as it appeared placed in a cab to be conveyed to to him, behaved with the utmost his residence. propriety in the course he had From the report made by the adopted-having admitted that the medical officers, it appeared that conduct of the defendant could Harvey could not be put on his not be justified, the jury would trial for the more serious crime, only have to say that the charge of and he was sentenced to twelve assault had been proved.

months' imprisonment for the asThe jury accordingly returned a sault. verdict of “Guilty."

10. Riot AT A PROTECTIONIST

MEETING. Stafford.-It had been large number of the rioters were, resolved by the landed interest of however, ejected by the farmers, the county of Stafford to hold a and the chairman ordered the doors Protectionist meeting in the Town- to be closed. This was no sooner hall at Stafford. On the other done than the mob outside comhand the inhabitants of the town, menced pulling up the stones of who have shown a strong ad- the courtyard in front of the Shire herence to the principles of free- Hall, which they hurled through the trade, resolved to prevent or inter- windows with such violence as to rupt it.

break whole frames out at one stroke. At 12 o'clock the doors of the The mob inside, in the meantime, Shire Hall were thrown open, and tore up several benches and forms, an immense concourse of persons with which they armed themselves. rushed in, and soon filled every A disgraceful contest ensued, duravailable space.

In the gallery ing intervals of which some genfrom which the speakers were to tlemen attempted to address the address the meeting were Lord meeting. This was the signal for Talbot, Lord St. Vincent, Lord renewed violence.

The Mayor, Newport, M.P., Lord Lewisham, who was sent to, refused to interM.P., Mr. Adderley, M.P., Mr. fere, the police were overpowered, Sidney, Major Chetwynd, Henry and the mob commenced batterVincent, &c.

ing in the door with paving-stones. Lord St. Vincent moved, and Lord Talbot thereon declared the Lord Newport seconded, that Earl meeting dissolved. Talbot should take the chair, Upon leaving the Shire Hall, amidst the most discordant yells, Lord Talbot and his friends hisses, and hootings from the free- proceeded to the Swan Tavern, traders.

whither he was followed by a mob Lord Talbot accordingly came of nearly 1000 persons. Whilst forward. He had no sooner taken his lordship was in the act of his place at the front of the rails in crossing the road, some ruffian the gallery, than some miscreant struck him in the breast with a in the body of the hall threw a brick. This was the signal for large stone at his lordship’s head, further destruction, for the mob which, however, missed his lord- immediately commenced smashing ship and fell on the forehead of the windows of the hotel where Mr. Fowler, a reporter, who was his lordship and his friends were standing by his lordship's side, staying.

staying. From the hotel the mob inflicting a large contused wound. made their way to the railway Lord Newport had the gentleman station, where they received the conveyed to the Judges' room, farmers, as they came down to go where his head was dressed. by the several trains, with showers

For nearly half an hour the of bricks and stones. Upwards chairman endeavoured to ad- of 100 persons were more or less dress the meeting. During the wounded, some with broken heads, whole of the period the rioting was

some with black

&c. at its height in the body of the 11. MURDERS IN IRELAND. hall, the policemen who were pre. This unhappy country continues to sent being totally insufficient effec- present occurrences of sickening tually to quell the disturbance: a atrocity.

eyes,

As William Ardell, steward to turnip-field Hogan presented his Mr. Falkiner, co. Tipperary, was gun, took deliberate aim, fired, and crossing from Mr. Falkiner's house shot the unfortunate man in the to his own dwelling, a distance of left arm and side! His arm was about a quarter of a mile, he was shattered, and several slugs lodged fired at by some person or persons in his side. There were no hopes unknown, and shot dead, the con- of his recovery. Hogan was aptents of the piece having lodged prehended and committed for trial. in his heart. He was found dead In February a brutal fratricide between his own dwelling and Mr. is recorded. Two brothers named Falkiner's about the hour of 6 Egan held a farm in co-partnero'clock next morning. No cause ship, on the property of Mr. A. C. has yet been assigned for the com- Magenis, in the parish of Clanmission of this outrage. Ardell macnoise; John, the younger of left a wife and six children. the two, having proceeded to make

The same journal which records a ditch, for the purpose of inclosthis deed of blood, relates another ing a strip of waste land as an adpiece of Tipperary barbarism, dition to his garden at the rear of scarcely less horrifying.

his house, his ill-fated brother, as On Thursday last, as a poor, it appears, opposed him in doing so. emaciated, and almost famine- As there was no person present, stricken man, of the name of the particulars of the conflict beMagrath, was passing through tween them remain a mystery, but a turnip-field near to the vil- the broken and bloody spade, and lage of Newport, the property of the bleeding gashes of the una wealthy and respectable farmer fortunate elder brother, told too of the name of Hogan, the crav- plainly the result of the quarrel. ings of hunger prompted him to Both the murdered and the murpull a turnip, having voraciously derer were men in the prime of eaten which, he took another, when life, and their united and now unHogan came up and rudely caught protected families amount to 17 in hold of the poor man. He told number, 13 of whom are children him to drop the turnip, said he under 12 years

under 12 years of age. The Egans was a prisoner, and that he would belonged to a rather comfortable take him as such to the Bridewell class, but this quarrel had its origin of Newport. “Is it for a turnip in that fruitful source of Irish you'll make a prisoner of me? Oh! crime, the holding of land. for God's sake, do not; forgive me, 11. BILL DISCOUNTING.-At the I was hungry," piteously ejaculated Central Criminal Court, Louis the wretched Magrath, whose en- Joel, “jeweller," was tried for forgtreaties for liberty were in vain; ing and uttering a bill of exchange when he ultimately said he would for 10001., with intent to defraud not go as a prisoner, and that he John Marcus Clements. The prowould resist Hogan. At this part secutor, Mr. Clements, a son of of the contention a farmer arrived, Colonel Clements, was, by the adand told Hogan if he felt aggrieved, mission of his counsel, a young he had a remedy by summons, and man who had been guilty of suggested the humanity of letting great extravagance and recklessMagrath go. As Magrath was ness in money matters, and while then in the act of quitting the under age had had extensive deal

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