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Monday, May 8th, 1826

TAKEN UP at Donhead, and now in the Stray Pasture, Wardour Park, -- A small three-years old Chesnut PONY. The owner, on paying the expences incurred., may receive the same on applying to John Jeffery, Wardour Castle. If not immediately owned, the Pony will he sold to pay the expences thereon.

Posting, At Fifteen-Pence, Per Mile.

GEORGE GREEN: returns his sincere thanks for the encouragement he has received in the Posting Business, and respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that he continues to charge for Posting Fifteen-Pence per Mile, with able horses and careful drivers.

Crown and Anchor Inn.
Four-Posts, near Southampton

R.Young, Slater, begs to inform his Friends and the Public in general, he has Removed from the above Inn, where he intends continuing the Business carried on in Union-street.
* A quantity of Slates constantly on Sale.


of the Parish of Westbury, in the county of Wilts, weaver, having been duly convicted before two of His Majesty's, Justices of the Peace in and for the said county of Wilts, of a Misdemeanor, in having in his possession certain MATERIALS in the Woollen Manufacture, suspected to be embezzled or purloined, and not giving a satisfactory account how he came by the same, consisting of about 2lbs. of Blue and Olive Abb, and about 4lbs. of List,.-Notice is hereby given, that such Materials. will be deposited at the Office of Mr.Brown, Westbury Leigh, in the said county, for the space of thirty days, that any person or persons having lost such materials, or any reputable person in their behalf may claim the same, or any part thereof; and if proved on oath, to be the property of such person or persons, the same will he returned to him or them, after paying the charges; and if not proved within thirty days, the same will be sold and disposed of according to law.- Dated May 3, 1826.


of the Parish of Westbury, in the county of Wilts, weaver, having been duly convicted before two of His Majesty's, Justices of the Peace in and for the said county of Wilts, of a Misdemeanor, in having in his possession certain MATERIALS in the Woollen Manufacture, suspected to be purloined or embezzled, and not giving a satisfactory account how he came by the same, consisting of about two yards of Black and White Mixture Cloth, 1/2 lbs. of Forrell Yarn, and a quantity of Chain and Shoot of different colours,.-Notice is hereby given, that such Cloth and Materials will be deposited at the Office of Mr.Brown, Westbury Leigh, in the said county, for the space of thirty days, that any person or persons having lost such Cloth and Materials, or any reputable person in their behalf may claim the same, or any part thereof; and if proved on oath, to be the property of such person or persons, the same will he returned to him or them, after paying the charges; and if not proved within thirty days, the same will be sold and disposed of as the law directs.- Dated May 3, 1826.

Notice to the Legatees under the Will of Mr.ROBERT
WHITMARSH deceased, or their Representatives

WHEREAS ROBERT WHITMARSH, late of Redlinch, in the parish of Downton, in the county of Wilts, Gentleman, deceased, did, in and by his last will and Testament, direct that upon the decease or second marriage of his wife, the residue of his Property, after certain specific devises and bequests should be satisfied, should be divided into two equal parts, and one of those parts be distributed between all his Brothers and Sisters, and the issue of such of them as should be then dead, in the manner therein mentioned and the other part be divided into three equal shares, one of those shares to go to his wife's brother, Nicholas Newman, one other share to John Newman, son of the then late Samuel Newman, of Higher End, in the said parish of Downton, and the other share between John Newman and Samuel Newman, sons of the then late John Newman. But if the said Nicholas Newman should not be living at the time of his wife's decease, then the said testator directed that this share should he divided into two parts, and that one of those parts should go to John Newman, of Higher End aforesaid, and the other part be equally divided between the two sons of the late John Newman. Notice is hereby given to all persons claiming any share or interest under the said will, by virtue of the before mentioned I bequest and directions, that Elizabeth Whitmarsh (formerly Elizabeth Newman, spinster), the widow of the said testator, Robert Whitmarsh, departed this life on the twenty-seventh day of March last past. And all such person's are desired to send particulars of their claims (free of postage) to Messrs.Wilmot and Son, solicitors, Salisbury, forthwith, in order that the same may be examined.
Salisbury, May 5, 1826.

WHEREAS, by a Decree of the High Court of Chancery made in a cause "Hitchcock v. Hitchcock," it was referred to John Edmund Dowdeswell, Esquire, one of the Masters of the said Court, to enquire and state to the Court who were Cousins of WILLIAM HITCHCOCK (the Testator in the pleadings of the said cause named), the children of his late uncle, Edmund Hitchcock, the children of his uncle, Harry Hitchcock, the children of his late aunt, Rose Pontin, and the children of his the said Testator's uncles, William Hayward and John Hayward, and which of them were living at the death of the said Testator ; and whether any and which or such children had attained the age of 21 years; and whether any and which of such children having attained the age of 21 years, had since died, and who was the heir or heirs at law, and personal representative or representatives of him, her, or them so dying.
The said Testator's said Uncles and Aunt were as follows :- Edmond Hitchcock, of Manningford Bohun, Wilts, gentleman, who died in or about 1802; Harry Hitchcock, late of All Cannings, but now of Market Lavington, Wilts, gentleman; Rose Pontin, late of Oar, Wilts, the wife of John Pontin; William Hayward, of All Cannings, Wilts, gentleman; and John Hayward, late of Wilsford, Wilts, gentleman, who died in May 1824. The said Testator, William Hitchcock, died in the month of March 1820. Therefore any person or persons claiming to be such Cousins as aforesaid of the said Testator, if living, or the heir or heirs at law or personal representative or representatives of such of the said Cousins as have died since the death of the said Testator, are, by their Solicitors, forthwith to come in before the said Master, Mr.Dowdeswell, at his Office, situate in Southampton Buildlings, Chancery Lane, London, and establish their respective claims, or prove such heirship or representation, or in default thereof they will be excluded the benefit of the said Decree;
Hillier and Lewis.
2, Middle Temple Lane, May 3, 1826.

The King has bestowed 4700. on the distressed workmen of Spitalfields, Macclesfield, Blackburn, Rochdale, Lower Darwen, and Thornton; And a further sum of 500. was yesterday ordered by his Majesty to be given to the distressed poor of Bolton.

Accounts are received from Manchester up to the forenoon of yesterday. They state that there had been no serious disturbances in the night of Saturday, respecting which serious fears had been entertained. Groups of people paraded the streets, numerous robberies were committed, and when the people met the Yeomanry they shewed a disposition to riot, throwing stones at them, but on being approached they fled in every direction. Towards the regulars there was not the same feeling; they were not molested, and indeed the night of Saturday and yesterday morning passed off much more quietly than had been anticipated.
Extract from the Manchester Gazette of Saturday:
Yesterday morning there was large assemblage of people in the neighbourhood of the New Cross, which gradually increased, and at length got so formidable that the aid of the military was obliged to be resorted to, - Bread was taken by force from various shops, and many well dressed persons were robbed in passing through the crowd. At every street were seen groups of famished looking wretches. As the evening came on, numerous depredations were committed upon the pockets of decently dressed individuals. Resistance was in vain; the mob emptied their pockets as if it had been a matter of course. As the night came on the mob began to shower stones at the constables and military. At 8 o'clock the Riot Act was read, and Mr.Foster at the head of a troop of the Bays patrolled the neighbourhood of the New Cross, bearing before him a board, on each side of which was a paper inscribed, "The Riot Act is Read." A strong body of Rifles followed, and a couple of the Bays rode in the rear. As fast as the multitude were dispersed in one quarter they congregated in another, and when occasion offered, they showered stones on the preservers of the peace. Through the recommendation of Mr.Lavender the proprietors of factories kept all their hands in the mills, during the whole of the night., where, having plenty of arms and ammunition, they presented formidable garrisons. - At nine o'clock the people, finding themselves checked in every direction, began rapidly to disperse, and at half-past ten peace and quietness was perfectly restored. The Magistrates, however, thought it necessary to use precaution, and therefore a portion of the Bays were stationed at the top of Moseley-street with orders to remain there all night. Another portion of them were ordered to patrol the neighbourhood for a certain time. In the course of the day, several coaches and gigs were stopped by the mob, and money exacted from them. Several gentlemen on horseback, too, were stopped and robbed. Some of yesterday's robberies may be referred to starving men, but we have reason to believe that in the majority of cases, regular thieves and pickpockets took advantage of the confusion, to follow their calling with impunity.

Several detachments of troops, with several pieces of artillery, passed through Islington on Saturday night, and yesterday morning, on the way to the north.

Extract of a letter from Manchester, dated Monday :"I am sorry to say every thing here is as bad as bad can be. Mobs are constantly parading the streets in all parts, and hold the civil authorities completely at defiance. All trade is suspended. I am in the greatest alarm for my family, and wish they were safe in London Robberies are committed in open day with impunity; demands are made upon shopkeepers; and, in some instances upon private families. What the end will be I cannot imagine."
Manchester, Monday Afternoon. 4 o'clock.- All remains quiet here, and the accounts received from the neighbouring districts are of a very specific nature. Nevertheless, the general opinion is, that the spirit of insubordination is by no means subdued. Amidst all the disturbances that have taken place, there does not appear to have been the slightest political feeling manifested, I am credibly informed, that the weavers are glad to work at a rate of wages that will not pay them more than 4 1/2d. a day. Thus a man gets for weaving a piece of six-quarters cambric (about thirty yards), 3s.6d., and this he cannot do without labouring four days ! In some parts of the country, indeed.- the cotton weavers are actually paid no more than ninepence halfpenny for weaving a piece of calico, consisting of about thirty yards ! and at this they cannot get full employ. Indeed, the poor fellows will weave for anything their employers choose to give them.
The pike that were seized by the military in the neighbourhood of Blackburn, are chiefly old ones, fabricated during the disturbances in the year 1819, and which have been buried ever since.

Distress prevails in Dublin to an extent unexampled : the number of workmen and their families now out of employment, in the silk, cotton, and woollen trades, amounts, it is estimated, to 20,000.

Many of the gentry at the west end of the town know not what is ment by power looms. We can tell them; it is a weaving apparatus that can, comparatively, move the shuttle of its own accord:- for instance, instead of six or seven men being employed as weavers in weaving at six or seven hours, a girl of 14 or 16 years of age, is sufficient to observe that the six or seven looms do their work properly. - Morning Herald.

Locusts In India. - A letter from an officer, dated Bhooj, in Cutch, 14th Nov. says "We have lately had huge flights of locusts here; the air has been literally darkened with them, and they destroy all vegetation that they alight on. One of our officers a short time ago rode through them for six miles: they were so numerous he could not keep his eyes open, and he was obliged to breathe through his nostrils, for fear of their flying into his mouth. This, you will say, seems very much like a traveller's tale; I assure you, however, it is a true one."

License taken with a Poet. - A few days ago, one of the most popular modern poets being on his way to London, at some short distance from the Metropolis, was accosted by a respectable looking man, who inquired whether he knew Mr.W. a gentleman well known in the literary world. "Perfectly well," was the reply." Then you are also probably acquainted with Mr. --" "I am that individual." said the poet. 'Bless me, how fortunate !' rejoined the stranger, I have often wished to see you; and although it is our first meeting, you will not, I hope, think me intrusive, if I request your autograph, for I have been collecting signatures of eminent men for some time past.' The poet drew some paper from his pocket-book, and wrote upon it his name. They parted. In a day or two after he had occasion to call on an eminent London house, the principal of which informed him he had honoured his order. "My order ! (said the poet) explain yourself ?" 'The 10. Sir.' "What 10.?" ' The money which we paid the strange gentleman !' It appeared, on further explanation, that as soon as the collector of autographs had got the much-desired signature, he wrote above it, "Please to pay the bearer ten pounds," presented it to Mr. --, and received the money.

A set of swindlers are travelling in the West of England with very good imitations of cucumbers. An innkeeper of Taunton was on Thursday last, in the day-time, imposed on by a fellow who sold him (to appearance) a very fine cucumber. The innkeeper thinking it real fruit, ordered the servant girl to put the end of it in water to keep it fresh; but to his great surprise it was nothing more than a composition of plaster of Paris.

No less than three dogs have been very lately killed in the neighbourhood of Moreton, Dorset, besides two pigs and a sheep, in a state of madness. So late as Thursday last, a dog belonging to Mr.Shirley, coachman, at Cliffe, which had been bitten by one of the above dogs, after having been confined for several days, broke loose, but was pursued and killed in a state of madness.

Curious Coincidence -At a town in Wilts, a father and his daughter have been lately married to a sister and a brother; by which alliance the father becomes the brother-in-law, and the mother the sister-in-law.

A few days since, an inquest was held at Potton, in Bedfordshire, on a man named Circuit, who in a state of inebriation went to an exhibition of wild beasts and leaning against a caravan containing a lioness, the animal struck his arm with her paw, and her talons entered deeply. The wound at first was not considered dangerous, but he died from its effects in a fortnight.

The advices received today from all parts of Lancashire are highly favorable. Not only had the tumults subsided, but trade appeared to be reviving at Manchester. Extensive orders had been received there, which, it was hoped, would be the means of setting to work a number of the distressed workmen. Several attempts were made to get up meetings in other places to destroy power-looms, but they were generally unsuccessful.
From the Manchester Journal of Tuesday :- About nine o'clock last night a mob, consisting of from 5 to 6000 persons assembled near the factory of Mr.Woods, at Wigan, containing 130 power looms. Mr.W. had previously put his premises in a complete state of defence. Six pieces of cannon were planted round the factory, and nearly 100 loaded muskets were in readiness to be presented through the windows, Mr.Woods having procured the assistance of all the pensioners about the neighbourhood. This formidable array so much intimidated the mob, that on the reading of the Riot Act they rapidly dispersed, having committed no other damage than the breaking of a few windows. Our latest accounts from Oldham, Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Bury, Chorley, &c. represent every thing to be in a state of tranquillity.
Manchester, Tuesday Afternoon, 3 o'Clock. -There was no disturbance here last night, and up to this hour every thing has been perfectly quiet. The soldiers are almost constantly parading the streets, and parties of the Queen's Bays have this morning been sent out, with drawn swords, a few miles upon the different great thoroughfares, for the purpose of scouring the county. Two troops of cavalry, with three pieces of artillery, left Manchester this morning on the road to Clithero. On all the movements of the soldiers and police the greatest secrecy is observed. The 10th Regiment of Hussars arrived here this morning, and several parties of them are now parading the streets. A detachment of them is gone to Oldham. A regiment of infantry landed at Liverpool yesterday from Dublin. A waggon belonging to Mr.Ridgway, a County Magistrate, was yesterday loaded with muskets at the police-office, and forwarded, under an escort of military, to that gentleman's bleach-works at Horwich. Ashton's factory, at Hyde has been strongly fortified, and port-holes have been made through the walls for the purpose of discharging musketry: the people of the village, who are principally workmen of Mr.Ashton, are generally arming themselves with pikes. This factory contains five or six hundred power-looms, and they actually manufacture a piece of cotton every minute through-out the day. At Ashton-under-Lyne the power-loom factories are defended by several pieces of ordinance.

From the Bolton Chronicle :- On Sunday the rioters destroyed 28 looms, the property of Mr.Clegg, at Higher Crompton, near Rochdale. Since our publication another man has died of his wounds, and a youth living at Oxbeigh has been discovered wounded in the abdomen. Seven individuals have now died in that neighbourhood.

The late fatal Accident at Hythe, near Southampton.

Mr.Richard Young, the survivor of this unfortunate accident, whereby three persons were drowned, has made a deposition of the circumstances attending it before the Mayor of Southampton. He first states that he and Mr.Thompson had entered a punt at Hythe, in order to reach a wherry at some distance from the shore, in which they intended to return to Southampton; the punt was rowed by James Meaden (a boatman), assisted by Wm.Fry, an ostler of Hythe:- They pulled on (says he) till within about 30 yards of the wherry, having passed three or four others nearer the shore at their moorings, when Thompson observed to me, rather alarmed, that the bag in my possession (a carpet bag full of title deeds), would get wet. I then took it up, and rested it on my knee. Speaking of the bag getting wet drew the attention of the men to the state of the boat, and the water that was in her; and perceiving that we were up to our ancles in water, which we were not aware of, having boots on, one of them, addressing Thompson, requested him to step forward when in the act of moving to the bow of the boat, with one foot over the seat on which Meaden was sitting, and one hand on his (Meaden's) shoulder, and the other on the shoulder of Fry, to steady him, the boat heeled so that the water in the inside met the water out, and in an instant she sunk, so instantaneously, indeed, that there was not time to exchange one word with each other. I observed Thompson, as the boat went down, spring towards the wherry for which we were making, and that was the last I saw of him. The others I do not recollect to have seen after the boat sunk. I do not think we were more than thirty feet from the wherry at the time. When left floating in the water, I struck for the shore; after I had got a distance of four or five yards I thought of my wife and friends at home, and having- recovered the first shock I cried out to the others - "Swim for the wherries" - " Seize the boat" - " Catch hold of the oars, or any thing," - but received no answer. I in this way occasionally called out to them, as I could spare my breath so to do. There was no reply made: all that I heard was their struggling in the water and their groans. I continued swimming and reached a wherry, which we had previously passed; when I reached her I put out my hands to hold by the bow end of the keel, but having gloves on, and the bag in my left hand, and an umbrella in my right, I felt my hold gradually slipping, and then made another plunge towards her, and by getting my hands under her I stayed myself sufficiently to get my glove off my right hand with my teeth. I then swam to the side of the wherry and caught hold of the gunwale with my right hand, and abandoned the umbrella, which to that time I had retained the possession of, and still holding the bag in my left hand. About this time I only heard the struggle of one person in the water. Having held on till I had recovered my breath. I attempted to hang the bag on one of the tholes of the boat, but from the weight I could not succeed, the bag having got saturated and filled with water. After making several efforts, and resting for breath between each, I at last succeeded in hanging the bag upon the those. About this time I heard a violent struggling from the only person who was then above the water at a considerable distance from me, perhaps 2 or 300 yards; and this I am almost positive was the last I heard of either of them being alive. Having now both my hands at liberty I attempted to get into the wherry, but could not from the heavy clothing I had on, which consisted of two great coats and a close coat. I did not raise myself from the water higher than my arm pits, when I found from that attempt I could not get into the wherry. While hanging in that state and endeavouring to think of some expedient, I thought of the rudder irons at the stern, and I got to the stern, hanging on hand over hand, and then after a little difficulty I hung my toe in the iron, and by so doing succeeded in getting into the wherry. At this time, while half in and half out of the boat, I felt a shock of terror seize me; I cannot describe the sensation, but I am satisfied that if I had felt it while in the water, that I should have sunk like a stone. I fell into the boat headforemost with fatigue, and immediately called out for help, which I continued to do till my voice broke, and I could make nothing but a whispering noise. I got to the side of the wherry, and pulled in the bag, and looked wistfully towards Hythe, but could hear no noise, or see any lights, or discover any thing that would indicate the probability of my having been heard. I then attempted to take my two great coats off, which after some time I accomplished. I then determined on hanging the rudder, which I did; unlashed the spars and sails, &c. got the mast up, set the mainsail, pulled up the anchor, and succeeded in reaching the shore.

Poole, May 5.

That ravaging disorder the small-pox has appeared in town, in consequence of an unprincipled female having inoculated a great number of children. The Magistrates have issued a notice prohibiting infected children from being exposed in the streets.

Saturday, May 6.

In consequence of a highly respectable requisition presented to the Mayor of this city yesterday morning, a public meeting was appointed to be held this day for the purpose of entertaining into a subscription for the distressed population of the manufacturing districts. The requisition was signed by upwards of fifty individuals in two hours; and the gentlemen who originated the proposition were delighted at the cordial encouragement with which it was received by the Dignitaries of the Church, and the gentry, the bankers, and the inhabitants generally, who seemed anxious to co-operate in a measure so worthy of Christians and Englishmen.
A public meeting of the inhabitants of Romsey was held last evening at the Town-hall, (Godwin Withers, Esq. the Mayor in the chair,) to consider the best mode of relieving our distressed countrymen in the manufacturing districts. The Rev.John Ford, in moving the first resolution, most feelingly described the suffering of the manufacturers in Lancashire and other counties. The meeting was afterwards addressed by the Rev.John Reynolds, and other gentlemen. - Books of subscription are open at the Banks, and public collections are to be made to-morrow at the Church and other places of worship in the town.- We hope a similar course will be adopted in other places in the county.

The Rev.William Tugwell Williams, Clerk, has been presented, by the Right Hon.William Harvey Freemantle and Selina Mary, his wife, to the Rectory of Lainston, in this county, vacant by the death of the Rev.James Scott.
The North Hants regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry will assemble at Odiham on Monday the 15th instant, for six days permanent duty.
At a public vestry for the parish of Romsey Extra, held yesterday, Mr.Peter Gear was elected assistant overseer for that parish. There were no less than 15 candidates for the situation.

Married at Kilmeston, near Alresford, on Thursday last, the Rev.Francis North, Rector of O'd Alresford, to Harriot, only daughter of Lieut.Gen.Sir Henry Warde, of Deane House, in this county.
Thursday was married at St.George's Hanover-square, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Carlisle, Samuel Henry Williams, Esq. of Woodlands, near Lyndhurst, Hants, second son of Rowland Edward Williams, Esq. of Western Green, Surrey, to Miss Mary Ann Powell, niece of the late Sam.Williams, Esq. of Woodlands aforesaid.
On Wednesday last died, at Bramdean, Christopher Hodges, Esq. in the 77th year of his age.
On Saturday the 29th ult. died, in the 32d year of her age, Fanny, youngest daughter of Mr.Joseph Dawkins, of Romsey, schoolmaster. For five years she had tenderly sympathized with an afflicted and aged mother (who during that period had a great many times submitted to the painful operation of tapping for the dropsy), and with the utmost composure resigned her soul into the hands of her Redeemer, leaving her parents, family, and a numerous circle of surviving friends, to deplore their irreparable loss.
On the 29h ult. died at Alton, aged 30, Mr.Wm.King, butcher, of Andover, leaving a wife and three young children and a large circle of relations and friends to lament his loss.

Several daring outrages were on Saturday night last committed in Romsey. A remarkable fine cedar tree, the property of Lord Palmerston, growing near Middlebridge, together with upwards of 30 other young timber trees were wantonly cut or broken down; several gates, porches of doors, a quantity of palling and brick-work, were thrown down and carried away, the greater part of which was subsequently found in the River Test. In consequence of the above depredations, measures are in contemplation for establishing a permanent watch in the town.

Yesterday a labouring man, of Otterborne, was attacked on the highway in the day-time by two fellows, who, after robbing him of a sovereign and his watch, stripped him of his frock, and afterwards brutally treated him.

On Wednesday night the house of Mr.Ferrey, tailor and draper, at Christchurch. was burglariously entered, by means of breaking a pane of glass in the parlour window, and unfastening the shutters. The thieves helped themselves to meat, drink, money, and clothing, and evinced taste and judgement in the selection they made. The demand for "locks, bolts, and bars," since the occurrence, has considerably increased.

Two men, named Coates and Tuck, convicted at our last assizes of offering bribes to seamen employed on the preventive service, were last week sentenced in the Court of King's Bench. - the former, Coates, to pay a fine of 50, and Tuck 30., each to be imprisoned one month in Winchester Gaol.

An inquest has been taken by Mr.Todd at Eling, on the body of John Bright, who was found dead in his bed.- Verdict " Died by the Visitation of God."

Committed to the County Gaol :- Jas.Bishop, of Winchester for not finding sureties for his appearance at the next sessions, for an assault.- Stephen Stratten, for entering the house of Thos.Banting, of Old Alresford, and stealing therefrom 25., five silk handkerchiefs, &c. - John Wilkins, of Fordingbridge, for an assault.

Lymington, May 5. - (Commission of Lunacy.) - On Monday a jury, summoned from the most respectable inhabitants of this town, held an inquest at the Angel Hotel, under a commission directed to Henry Clewer Lys, Esq. barrister, and John Richman and John Beckley, gentlemen, attornies, to enquire into the state of mind of William Yeates, Esq. an old and respectable inhabitant of this place. After reading the commission for holding the inquest, and swearing the jury, Mr.King solicitor to the commission proceeded to make some general observations on the nature of lunacy, shewing its degrees, tracing its various causes, and applying his remarks to the particular question submitted to them. Several witnesses were then examined after which the Commissioners and Jury adjourned to Mr.Yeat's house, in order to have an interview with him, and on their return to the Angel Inn, the evidence was ably summed up by Mr.Lys, the first Commissioner, accompanied by some judicious observations on the case, when the jury, without any hesitation, found a Verdict of Lunacy against the unfortunate gentleman accordingly.

Saturday, May 6.

Our Chief Magistrate, S.Le Fevre, Esq, has called a meeting of the inhabitants, to consider of means for alleviating the distress experienced in the manufacturing districts.

Yesterday was married at All Saints Church, by the Rev.Mr.Mears, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr.Rose, of the Rose and Crown Inn, to Mr.Wm.Smith, of Petworth, Sussex.

The late fatal Accident at Hythe. - Mr.Young has made a deposition before our Mayor, S. Le Fevre, Esq. of the circumstances attending the swamping of the boat near Hythe, by which accident Mr.Thompson and two men who rowed the boat, were drowned, while he (Mr.Young) with very great difficulty saved his life by swimming. As the deputation is extremely interesting, we have given a copius extract from it in the preceding page.

Several tons of cast-iron mill work, to order, were last week shipped from Mill-place Foundry for Van Dieman's Land, besides a quantity of cast and wrought plough work.

On Wednesday Wm.Whitlock and Thomas Collins, apprentices of Mr.John Tinun, boot and shoemaker, were committed to the house of correction for one month to hard labour, for misbehaving themselves to their master, and leaving his employ contrary to their indenture.

Newport, May 5.- At a petty sessions for this Island held at our Guildhall on Saturday last, before the Rev.Jas.Worsley (chairman), Sir Richard Bassett, Geo.Player, Esq. and the Rev.H.W.White, - Jas.Whitewood, of Brixton. was convicted under the 45 sec. of the 6th of G.4, of having a quantity of tea in his possession which had not paid duty, and fined 25. - Abraham Redstone, of Brixton, was summoned for a similar offence, and although described in the summons as Richard, he promised when served to attend. On his name being called, a person of the name of Wm.Redstone stepped into the box, thinking to deceive the revenue-officers, and that they would swear to him, when an alibi would be proved. This trick, however, did not succeed, for on Lieut.Cruse, and Hudson, his chief boatman, who seized the tea, being desired to look at this man, they immediately declared that he was not the person from whom the seizure was made, upon which he was sent about his business, and a summons issued against Abraham by his right name.

On Tuesday last was married at New Church, in the Isle of Wight, by the Rev.Mr.Sneyd, Major J.T.Morisset, 48th Regiment, to Emily Vaux, eldest daughter of John Vaux, Esq. of Ryde.

Yesterday died the son of Mr.Woodford, millwright, whose death was occasioned by a fall from a loft in which he was at work.

We experienced a very severe frost on Saturday night last, and ice of an inch thick was found on Sunday morning. The frost has done much injury to the apple and other fruit trees, and also to the young vegetables. One gentleman near this town had nearly 100 feet of a choice vine destroyed by it.

Monday, May 3, 1826.

The Marquis of Clanricarde has appointed the Rev.Hugh Usher Tighe, of C.C.C. Oxford, to be one of his Lordship's Domestic Chaplains.

We have given a full and correct report of the speech delivered on Tuesday last in the House of Commons by Mr.Benett, our County Member, in the debate on the measure proposed by his Majesty's Ministers for permitting the sale of bonded corn. Very many of our readers will be desirous of knowing the opinion of that gentleman on a subject of such great importance to the landed interest of the country.

In compliance with a requisition from some of the principal inhabitants of Dorchester, the Mayor, Morgan Yeatman, Esq. has appointed a meeting of the town to be holden this day, for the purpose of commencing a subscription for the relief of the distressed poor in the manufacturing districts of the kingdom.

A subscription is begun in the town of Yeovil for the relief of the distressed manufacturers at Blackburn.

The Wiltshire Society, of which his Grace the Duke of Somerset is patron, will hold its 10th anniversary to-morrow, at the Albion House Tavern, Aldersgate-street, London. The chair will be taken on this occasion by the Earl of Carnarvon.

Somersetshire Society -The 16th anniversary of this Institution was on Friday se'nnight celebrated at the Albion Tavern, in Aldergate-street, Colonel Tynte, M.P. for Bridgewater, in the chair; he was supported on his right by his Grace the Duke of Somerset and Mr.Dickenson, and on the left by Sir T.Lethbridge, Bart, Mr.Astell, M.P., and Vincent Stuckey, Esq. When. the cloth was removed Non nobis Domine was sung, the usual Royal healths were drunk, and between each toast the company were entertained with glees and songs. The chairman having proposed the Duke of Somerset's health, his Grace returned thanks, promising his continued support to the society. The healths of Mr.Dickenson, Sir T.Lethbridge, Col.Tynte, and Mr.Astell, were drunk, and these gentlemen returned thanks, intimating their intention to contribute to the support of the institution.

The Devizes troop of Yeomanry assembled on Monday for the first time this season, on the Green, and after a short exercise adjourned to the Elm-Tree Inn, where they dined; Capt.Locke presiding, and Lieut.Polhill acting as vice-president. The dinner and wines were excellent; the usual loyal toasts were given; and the evening passed in social enjoyment.

The foundation stone of the New Church at Allington, near Bridport, was laid on Monday the first instant, with appropriate masonic ceremony

Mr.J.Lampard, of Heytesbury, Wilts, passed a satisfactory examination at Apothecaries' Hall, and obtained his diploma on the 26th of January 1826; and on the 28th of April was admitted a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

That excellent comic actor, Mr.John Penson, takes his benefit at our theatre this evening, and we sincerely hope that the fullness of the audience will be commensurate to his well-known merits: he has selected for representation the favourite new comedy of Paul Pry, with other very amusing pieces. --: Mr.Allen, who is highly esteemed in his profession as well as in private life, announces the admired comedy of A Bold Stroke for a Husband for his benefit on Wednesday.- Miss Old, a youthful actress of high promise, takes her benefit on Friday.

Mr.Phillips, of Chaddenwick, in consequence of repeated disappointments in not receiving the newly-invented harrows from the manufacturer, has been induced to give up the agency for its sale.

There will be the usual rustic amusements at Plaitford on Whit Monday; and we understand they will this year be kept up with great spirit.

Birth.- On Tuesday, at Cranborne Lodge, the lady of H.B.Monro, Esq. of a daughter.
On the 3d inst. was married at St.Margaret's, Westminster, by the Rev.Thomas Davis, Prebendary of Salisbury, Alexander, eldest son of Alexander Copland, Esq. of Gunnersbury Park, Middlesex, to Maria Ursula, youngest daughter of the late George Garland, Esq. of Stone Wimborne, Dorset, and sister of B.L.Lester, Esq. M.P. for Poole.
On the 4th instant was married at Wareham, Dorsetshire, by the Rev.George Hooton Hyde, Joseph Vipan, jun. Esq. of Sutton, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, to Miss Cole, niece of Major Cole, of the Royal Marines.
On the 27th ult was married at Bridport, the Rev.Daniel Nantes, Rector of Powderham, to Mary, daughter of G.Golding, Esq. of Bridport.
On Monday last was married at Collingbourn Kingston, by the Rev.H.Fowle, Mr.Thomas Talpin, to Sarah, second daughter of Mr.Henry Ralph, of the former place.
On Tuesday last was married at Charlton, Mr.Head, of the Poore's Arms Inn, to Miss Catherine Blewden, of Orcheston St.George.
Married at Christian Malford, Mr.T.B.Uncles, of New Leaze Farm, near Chippenham, to Maria Ann, daughter of Mr.Benj. Pegler, of Foxham.
On the 30th ult. was married at Frome, Mr.Charles Harding, of the Red Lion inn, Woolverton, to Miss Hiskett, of Flintford, near Frome.
Saturday was married at Figheldean, by the Rev.Mr.Randall, Mr.John Olding, to Miss Anna Wheeler, eldest daughter of Mr.Samuel Wheeler, of Figheldean.
Died lately in London, aged 52, the Rev.Charles Dewell, of Malmsbury, Wilts.
On Monday last died in this city, after a long illness, Mrs.Pettit, wife of Mr.Pettit, Adjutant of the Wilts Yeomanry Cavalry.
Died on Sunday 30th April, at Smallbrook House, near Warminster, in the 66th year of his age, after a protracted and painful illness, borne with much patience and resignation, Mr.Edward Bennett, the last descendant of the ancient and respectable family of that name, which have been resident upon the Smallbrook Estate for more than two centuries. He was a charitable worthy man, and his loss will be long felt.
A few days since died at Tisbury, much lamented, Diana, second daughter of the late Mr.E.Jukes, of Chicksgrove.
On Friday se'nnight died at her residence at Bradford Leigh, Wilts, at an advanced age, Elizabeth, relict of Daniel Clutterbuck, Esq. and mother of Mrs.W.Salmon, of Southbroom.
On Tuesday died, Sarah Dorothea, second daughter of Mr.Ings, tallow chandler, of this city.
On Wednesday last died, aged 75, the Rev.Robert Hoadley Ashe, D.D., upwards of 50 years perpetual Curate of Crewkerne, and Vicar of Misterton, Somerset.
On the 30th ult. died at Pitcomb, near Wincanton, Nathaniel Jekyll, Esq., aged 50. He had for several years been severely afflicted with rheumatic gout.
On the 29th ult. died at Wincanton, lamented by all who knew her, in the 22d year of her age, Miss Longman, sister of Mr.Longman, linendraper, of that town.
Died at Romsey, on Sunday the 30th of April, after a very long and severe illness, Kitty, the wife of Mr.John Seagrim, late of Wilton.
On Monday last died, Mr.Henry Jenkins, of Hammoon.
Tuesday last died, aged 55, Mr.John Hazard, tailor, of Barford St.Martin.
On Monday died at Shaftesbury, Catherine, wife of Charles Roberts, grocer; same day died, Mary widow of the late James Mullett, cabinet-maker.
Tuesday died Mr.John Cooper, carpenter, &c. of Trudoxhill, near Nunney.
Thursday died at Corsham, aged 53, Mr.Turner, the well known and highly respected principal of the school at that place.
On Saturday se'nnight died Mr.John Teague, of Exeter-street, in this city, aged 84 years.
On Friday se'nnight died at Highworth, Mrs.Susanna Strange, aged 89.
Lately died, Mr.Robert Wilkins, of Potterne.

On Friday last 16 convicts were removed from Fisherton Gaol on board the Leviathan hulk at Portsmouth: 11 of them (whose names follow) had sentence of death recorded against them at our last assizes, and they are to be transported for life, viz. James Hardy, George Gregory, Stephen Stone, George Plaskett, Samuel Keen alias Gay, Robt.Benjamin, John Pearce, William Kilminster, James Anns, John Carter, and John Love. The following were sentenced at our late county sessions to 7 years transportation, viz. John Bailey, Wm.Knight, Francis Case, Michael Edmunds, and Geo.Woolford.

An Inquest was held by Mr.Whitmarsh on Monday the 1st inst. at No Man's Land, on the body, of James Winter, who on the preceding day, whilst getting some vegetables in his garden for his dinner, suddenly fell down and expired. The deceased had been subject to spasms, and had been unwell for some time. Verdict, "Visitation of God." The deceased belonged to, (and had had relief from) Landford.
The same Coroner held an inquest on Wednesday the 3d, at Maddington, on the body of Sarah Witt, who was found dead in her bed by her mother on Monday morning. The deceased had been in a bad state of health for a month previous. Verdict, "Died by the Visitation of God ."

Committed to Fisherton Gaol :- Stephen Runnell, charged with stealing 50lbs. of hair, the property of R.C.Lloyd, of Malmsbury.
Committed to the House of Correction, Devizes:-. Joseph Harvey and Isaac Milsome, for one month each, for leaving their families chargeable to the parish of Bradford.- Alexander Gerrett, for three months, for leaving his wife and family chargeable to the parish of Hill Deverill.

Silver Street, Salisbury

Miss Dixon respectfully informs the Ladies of Salisbury and its Vicinity, of her return from London with the Spring Fashions, and has a great Assortment of Straw Goods of every description from Dunstable, with very superior British Leg-horns, and Foreign ditto of all qualities.

To Stone-Masons

Wanted, --- A Good Workman. - None need apply whose character will not bear a strict investigation, as some responsibility will attach to his situation. - Apply (if by letter, post-paid) to Mr.Hannaford, Christchurch.