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dispute, the young man quarrelled with the fire, which was not perceived till the blaze deceased, and ultimately quitted her in a spread over the apartment. Miss Leese passion, vowing that he never more would was so much alarmed, that she immediatenotice her. The deceased, up to this time, ly rose, and in great agitation opening the was observed to be very cheerful, but a sud- back window, she precipitated herself to den change took place in her, and she be the pavement of the area, and pitching came very dejected shortly after the quar- upon her head, fractured her skull in a rel. She purchased some deadly poison, dreadful manner. The servant followed and took a large dose. The deceased's mo- the example of her mistress by throwing ther was not at home at the time, but on herself from the same window which be. her coming home the fatal medicine began longs to the second floor back room apart. to operate. The deceased became very ill, ment; she broke both her legs and her and her mother immediately sent for medi. back in the fall. By this time the flames cal aid; but the deceased had taken a suffi- in the apartment were increasing, which, ciency of the poison to have destroyed the together with the groans of the unfortunate lives of ten people. She became delirious, females in the yard, attracted the attention and as she lay in the bed she frequently re- of the persons adjacent to the spot, and as. peated the words “Oh, Robert ! Dear sistance was immediately procured. Mrs. Robert !” the Christian name of the Leese did not meet with any injury save young man who had forsaken her; and the excessive fright she underwent, and the with these expressions she died a few hours effect produced by the melancholy catas. afterwards in great agony -The Jury re- trophe of her daughter. Both the young turned a verdict “ That the deceased died women died in consequence of their hurts. in consequence of taking a quantity of Loss of the Abeona Transport. — The poison, being at the time in a state of tem. Abeona transport, of 328 tons, under the porary derangement.”

charge of Lieut. Mudge, of the Royal

Navy, sailed from Greenock, in October State of his Majesty's Gaol of Newgate last, with settlers for the Cape of Good up to the 4th Jan. 1821.

Hope. On the 25th November, about

Males. Fem. noon, in lat. 4 deg. North, and long. 25 Convicts under sentence of

deg. West, the vessel caught fire, and was

..28 3 burnt. Out of a crew of 21 persons, and upon whom the judg

140 emigrants, men, women, and children, ment of the Court has been

making a total of 161 persons, only 49 respited ..... ....... 7 0 are saved. These are all safely landed at under sentence of trans

Lisbon, and have subsequently sailed for portation for life...............33 19 Greenock. The fire broke out in the after

for 14 years ............12 29 store-room, whilst the chief-mate was oc

-for 7 years...............63 31 cupied in some necessary business there ; Prisoners under sentence of im

and such was the progress of the flames, prisonment for felony and

that only three small boats could be got misdemeanors ..........21 13 overboard, before the flames consumed the Committed by Commissioners

tackle, &c. necessary for hoisting out the of Bankrupt ...........

3 0 long-boat. In these three small boats 49 For trial at the present Ses

persons were received on board, with so sions

.88 17 scanty a supply of provisions, that the conAdmiralty Sessions

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sequences must have been almost equally For the Assizes.......

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dreadful with the fate of those left on

board, had not a Portuguese ship fallen 258 112 in with them at day-light next morning.

London Workhouse. This asylum for Total........... 370 the wretched was opened for their reception

on New Year's day. The committee had A dreadful catastrophe has taken place met early in the day for the purpose of at the house of Doctor Uwin, of No. 13, superintending some necessary alterations Bedford-row : Mrs. Leese, an elderly in the Workhouse for the accommodation lady, in consequence of indisposition, was of the houseless. . The object the comlately sent up to London from the country, mittee profess is the saving from starvation, and placed in the house of Dr. Uwin, or the fatal effects of exposure to the cold, where she occupied apartments, together those who have no cognizable claim upon with her daughter, Miss Leese, in order parish relief. Members are to be appointthat she might be under the immediate at- ed from the Committee to go through the tention of the Doctor. Whilst Mrs. Leese markets and search the penthouses of the was lying sick in bed, and her daughter metropolis nightly in search of fit objects reading by the bedside, the female servant for the notice of the Committee. During entered the apartment with some medicine, the period when shelter was afforded last and having placed the candle in an awk. winter to the poor in Mr. Hick's wareward situation, the bed curtains caught house, 1522 persons were relieved.

A very singular and affecting case has passed over, but the terrors of the unforoccurred, which deserves to be recorded. tunate young woman increased with the

The dead body of Charles Taylor was found appearance of day. On the next mornin Hoxton-fields, and an investigation was ing she was discovered to have committed instituted into the causes of his death. It suicide! It turned out that she was was found out that he had lived at the the niece of the man, and had eloped with Rose and Crown public house, Bunhill. him when he left his wife and family. row, with a young woman who was sup- The Coroner's Inquest having assembled posed to be his wife. On the morning on Taylor's body, Mr. Stirling said, he of the fatal day Taylor left the house soon had received an anonymous letter, which after ten o'clock in the morning, with the was without a signature ; at the same time view of looking for work. It was his cus- stating, that it could not be received as tom to return at an early hour after a dis- evidence. The purport of the letter was, appointment. Mrs. Taylor was not alarm- that its author had killed Taylor in self ed at his absence until that absence far defence, having been attacked by him with exceeded the usual hours of labour. a view to robbery.—The Jury returned the Her distress at his stay then became very following verdict:-That Charles Taylor great ; and all the efforts of the landlady, was killed by a pistol shot on the 22d inwho humanely represented the various cir- stant; but by whom, or under what cir. cumstances which, at Christmas, were cumstances, the said pistol was fired, there likely to keep a man from home, were in- was no evidence adduced to the Jury. effectual in giving consolation. The night

1820........

COMMERCIAL REPORT.

(London, January 23.) There has been so little to call for any Stock in the West India Warehouses. general observation since the date of our

Casks. Bags. last month's report, that we shall not detain

Dec. 31. 1814.......37,508......155,494 our readers by any preliminary observa

1820....... 7,283...... 10,171 tions, but refer them to the details, requesting, however, their attention to some points East India and Brazil) into Great Britain

Total importation of coffee (including of comparison which we shall have occasion to notice, in the state of the commerce

in the following yearsin certain articles of colonial produce in the

Casks.

Bags. last and some preceding years.

1818.........52,600.........101,900 Coffee...For a considerable time after

1819.........39,490. 127,240 our last report the market remained lan

.49,400. ..117,110

Stock on hand. guid; and so little, in fact, doing, that the

Casks. prices were almost considered as nominal

Bags.

1818... till about the 11th, when there was a pub

16,850.. .74,700 lic sale of 282 casks, and 49 bags, the

1819.........10,940. .47,200 whole of which went off freely, fully sup

1820......... 9,220.. .39,760 porting the previous prices by private con- Sugar.-During the Christmas week tract, and in some instances rather higher there was of course very little doing, but prices were obtained. The holders by in the first week of the present month the private contract were very firm; for St. demand for Moscovades was brisk and exDomingo 118s. were refused. In the en- tensive, the purchases exceeding 7,000 hds. suing week the demand gradually became and the prices 28. higher. The immediate more general, and the prices improved, cause of the improvement appeared to be 121s. being paid by private contract for a great increase in the demand, and conSt. Domingo. Public sales on the 16th, sequent advance in the prices of refined. 18th, and 19th, went off with spirit ; on Some reports had been spread of the prothe latter day good and fine ordinary Ja- bability of a favourable alteration in the maica sold at 118s. 6d. to 1228, middling Russian Tariff, but it afterwards appeared 128s. 6d. middling Demerara 132s. to 1335. that the proposal to admit refined sugar on The markets looked firm, with appearance more favourable terms had been rejected of a further advance.

by the Russian government; yet, though The high rate at which coffee has con- this expected change certainly had caused tinued for several years, in comparison with the rise in the prices, the buyers have still any other article of colonial produce, has remained confident that there will be little if occasioned, as might have been anticipated, any depression, as the prices have been lately an increased importation in 1820. Yet very low, and they look to a general revival the supply still seems inadequate to the of trade. There has been nothing doing in increased consumption, as the stock in foreign and East India sugars. 500 chests hand is now smaller than in any preceding Havannah put up to sale on the 12th were year. The quantity in Great Britain has all taken in, as were 372 boxes Havannah partially decreased for a series of years: on the l'Itha . Some East India of inferior 1818 1819...

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port trade.

quality went at 28. or 38. lower than in plete stagnation in the demand. The any previous sale. We regret to observe, prices are so very low that no further supthat the trade of refining has been decreas- ply can be anticipated. Should the har ing for several years. The quantity re- vest of 1821 be unfavourable, a great rise fined in 1818 was estimated at 150,000 may be expected; and this seems the only hogsheads, in 1820, only 100,000. The cause likely to affect the immense stock on cause of the great diminution in the expor. hand, viz. 238,000 bags. That of Carolina tation is owing to the increased number of is about 2500 casks. establishments for manufacture abroad, es- Spices. The quantity of East India pecially at St. Petersburgh and the Hanse spices shipped direct to the Continent has towns; and as the supplies go direct from been very considerable; the consequence the place of their growth to foreign ports, has been a gradual decrease in the prices, it is evident that a very valuable branch of and generally a heavy market. trade is leaving the country. From official Salt petre.—The imports during 1820 accounts, the value of refined sugars ex- have been uncommonly large, the greater ported up to Jan. 5 each year was

proportion privilege. The demand for .2,403,9811.

home consumption, and for export, has .2,461,7061.

also been very extensive; the stock in hand, 1820. 1,446,3231.

Dec. 1820, was 10,500 tons. The official details for the year 1820 Dyewoods. The stocks in the ware. are not yet made, but there is little doubt houses at the close of 1820 are very defithey will show a further decline of the ex- cient, compared with preceding years ; yet

they attract but little attention; the chief Average prices of Raw Sugar by Gazette. demand is for exportation. Dcc. 30.

...34s. 11¢d. Corn.—Though the arrivals of grain were Jan. 9.

.No return

for some days hindered by the ice in the 13.

......355. 2 . river, the prices of the finest wheat only 20.

.......35s. 4fd. were temporarily affected, and the fluctua. Cotton. The cotton market has con- tions in othe: grain have not been consi. tinued in a very depressed state, and the derable. New red clover has been in great business done altogether inconsiderable, but demand, and English being scarce, has there is no reduction in the prices. A sale advanced from 5s to 6s. per cwt. White of 1000 bags at the India House drew lit- was also much in demand at an advance tle attention ; only a few lots sold at 52d, of 4s. the cwt. At a time when the comthe rest being all taken in. Towards the plaints of the farmers re so general, it middle of the month there was an increased may not be uninteresting to take a view of demand for export. At Liverpool also the the average prices of wheat for the last market was heavy; the buyers expecting 9 years. that the first fair wind would bring large Aggregate averages of Wheat per quarter, arrivals from America, and the holders be

in England and Wales. ing for the same reason desirous to sell. 1812–133s. 10d. 1817-958. Od. Indigo. On the 16th there was a sale, 1813_1198.

1818_848. 9d. but, as we mentioned in our last, a very 1814- 778.

1819_738. () small one. The prices were consequently 1815— 658. 0 1820_658. 10 from 9d. to ls. 3d. per lb. higher, for the 1816 54s. O middling and good qualities for home con. The average of the week ending 12th sumption, and from 8d. to 1s. higher on Jan. was 548. 7d. ; yet still the average of middling and good shipping descriptions. the 9 years is above 858.

Rum, Brandy, and Hollands. - The rum market has continued in the same

FOREIGN COMMERCE. depressed state. Brandy is held at rather St. Petersburg, 29th Dec.—The impor. higher prices, but no sales are reported. tation of foreign goods is uncommonly According to letters received from Ham- great. Many hundred sledges have been burgh, dated 12th Jan. advices had been employed in bringing over wine from there received from St. Petersburgh that it Cronstadt, the cargoes of the ships that was in contemplation to raise the import arrived last. duty on rum from 9 silver roubles to 20, Riga, 29th December, 1820.-Flax on and that on coffee from 2 to 3 roubles. the spot meets with a ready sale, at the fole

Oils.-The prices improved during the lowing prices : viz. Druiania and Thiesen. severe weather, but have since declined hausen Rackitzer at 42 r.; cut Badstub, again. The total produce of last year's 36 r.; Risten Threeband, 30 r. ; Tow 15 r. fishery is 18,500 tuns: the present stock in Corn without demand. - Hemp; for clean Great Britain is about 9000 tuns.

Ukraine, 103 r. all the money down, are Rice.-The imports of rice from the asked.—The following pric:s, with 10 per East Indies have been one third less in cent. earnest, have been acceded to; viz. 1820 than in 1819, yet the excessive sup- 111 r. for end of May, 112 for end of ply of the preceding year, and the low prices June, and 113 r. for end of July; 80 r. all of corn in Europe, have occasioned a com. paid, are asked for Ukraine Outshot, and

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70 r. for ditto Puss.—Hemp Oil is held at of the productive harvest, and the increased 105 r. all paid, and might probably be importation of corn.Cotton. The changes purchased for 110 r. with 10 per cent which will be required in consequence of down.-Seeds are rather more in demand. the introduction of the new weights and Druiania weighing 112 to 114 lbs. has measures, are not yet determined, but most þeen bought at 43 to 54 r. all down, to be of those who are interested in this article, delivered according to sample by the end seem to wish that it shall be weighed in fuof May, 15 to 184 r. banco, according to ture without turn of the scale, but the other quality, and all the money down has been usual conditions retained, and the prices given for crushing linseed.- Tallow ; yel. fixed in half Netherland pounds.- Coffee. low crown lying here, and for delivery at Some of the conditions for the sale of coffee the end of May, is held at 160 r. ; 155 r. are ; casks and bales, must be weighed in have been offered on the last condition, and Netherland pounds, without turn of the refused.

scale, and the weight stated in even or odd The value of Russian produce, exported lbs. The casks shall be emptied, and tared, from Riga to England, to the end of No. the weight noted with the addition of a yember, this year, is 22,055,946 r., which Netherland lb., but in the account, 1 per is equal to the exportation to all other parts cent. be deducted for good weight. The of Europe together.

price is to be fixed in stivers, per half NeOdessa, 8th Dec.—The English Con. therland lbs., without allowing any deducşulate has just given notice, that in future tion, besides 1 per cent on the sale for all vessels touching at Malta, whether on prompt payment. The brokerage is fixed account of contrary winds, or to take in at $ per cent. of the amount. water, or to communicate with their agents, The estimated importation of last year (provided they only enter the quarantine is 20 millions of lbs. by far the greatest harbour) shall enjoy this permission for 48 part from our own Colonies, especially in hours, without any other charge than the the East Indies. Our present stock is about usual anchorage duty, and without being 34 million lbs. On the whole, there was a obliged to deliver their papers. On the great deal of business done last year, and other hand, a regular Tariff has been esta- though it was less in the last three or four blished, instead of the former general duty months, the prices have remained extremely of 1 per cent on imports, and 24 per cent. firm. The stock here, as well as at Lon. on exports. The accounts of the late har. don, is less than the year preceding. vest in the governments of Podolia and Corn.—Not changed by the new system Wolhynia are unfavourable, but the prices of weights and measures. are notwithstanding low.

Hair and Wool.--To be sold in future Hamburgh, 6th Jan-Sugar. The by the 100 Netherland lbs. except Danish, steadiness of the prices of our refined goods which is sold by the Netherland lb. at the end of last year has increased the Tea.-The only change is, that this ar. demand at the beginning of this year, and ticle is now sold by $ lbs. The prices have a good deal of business has accordingly fallen considerably since the beginning of been done, with a small rise in the prices. last year, and as the stock in hand is large, This has also had a favorable effect upon and great supplies are expected, an advance lumps, and crushed sugars. Raw, on the is hardly probable. contrary, are purchased only for the imme- Sugar.--The changes to be made rediate supply of our manufactories, and specting this article, since the introduction almost exclusively-white and brown Bra- of the new system, are not yet agreed zils, at 10 to 11, and 8 to 8d. ; white and upon; a good deal of business was done yellow Havannah are held at prices too last year, and our present stock of raw high for this place, in expectation of a fa- goods is small, only 1800 hogsheads West vourable opportunity to export them. The India. very reduced prices of treacle lessen the Naples, 2d Jan.-Business is again at a demand for common brown sugar.

stand, except some exportations of cotton As our stock is sufficient for the regular for France. This article seems to tempt supply of our manufactories during the speculation at this moment. winter, no general rise in the price is pro- duce without being much in demand, mainbable ; though, if the navigation should be tains its price ; this is owing entirely to the long interrupted, a temporary and partial consumers. Wool, and our other national advance may take place; the holders are productions, are without demand. therefore not disinclined to sell at the pre- Genoa, 6th Jan. We hoped that busisent prices. But it seems to be beyond ness would resume its usual activity after doubt that our refined goods will experience the holidays, but the very bad weather has a considerable advance, as soon as ship- prevented it; so that nothing has been done ments can be made to the Baltic.

in goods, or in grain, except a few trifling Amsterdam, 6th Jan.— The number of sales for immediate consumption. No corn ships arrived here last year was about has been sold this fortnight, and, as supplies 2500, which is considerably more than in still arrive, a fall in price is to be apprethe year before ; probably in consequence hended.

Colonial proAGRICULTURAL REPORT.

The annual meeting of the Bath and A paper on the use of pyroligneous acid, West of England Agricultural Society (an acid procured by the distillation of took place on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of wood in close vessels,) in manufactures, and December. The proceedings were very particularly in the curing of fish and meat, interesting. The Most Noble the Marquis by Dr. Wilkinson, was read, and excited Lansdown was re-elected president, with much attention. The antiseptic properthe most glowing expression of universal ties of this acid effectually preserve animal esteem. T'he premiums were awarded for substances from putrefaction. live stock,--for implements,-to successful A motion for a petition to parliament ploughmen in the matches,--and to claim. praying an inquiry into the causes of the ants on the score of long and faithful ser- depression of agriculture was negatived, as vitude, and for bringing up large families not being within the province of the Society. without parish aid. The latter are classes of The premiums for stock were adjudged to well-doers, whom it is both humane and Sir B. Hobhouse ; Mr. R. Hughes, of Salpolicic in every sense to reward ;-and, if thorpe ; Mr. Nicholl, of Harnhill; Mr. we may apply such a word, to honor—for Jolin White, of Upleadon ; Mr. W. Beasuch conforts and distinctions as may be ver, of whaddon ; Mr. J. Price, of Malthus conferred, cannot fail to act as power- vern; Mr. T. Evans, of Deerhurst; Mr." ful antidotes to that growing indifference W. Smith, of Ruthford ; Mr. J. M. Buckto industry and character, which, it is land, of Abbot's Leigh ; Mr. R. Harding, now universally agreed, attend the daily and Mr. J. Redman, of Seend. The redemoralizing operation of the poor laws. port concluded with expressing the decided -We regret to perceive that decreased good effects derived from the encourage. funds have compelled the society to econo- ments offered by the Society, visible in the mize their future distribution of premiums, increasing competition between the breeders, as well as to decline prosecuting its former and in the manifest improvement of the recommendations of offering new encourage- stock exhibited, compared with former anments. The following communications were nual meetings. deemed the most important.

The Tredegar exhibition at Court-y-BilA paper from Mr. Bailward, reciting the la Farm, was very numerously attended on success of spade husbandry, in raising the 19th of December; and the stock shown crops of mangel wurzel, Guernsey parsnips, of high excellence. Nor was the show conand long and short carrots. The experi. fined to the customary animals : there was ments were made on a field of three acres, an extraordinary display of poultry, in -after a cabbage crop, which had been beauty and size not to be equalled. A dunged with eighty cart loads per acre; Muscovy duck was exhibited, weighing no part of the plat being a second time ma- less than nine pounds. Sir Charles Morgan nured, and a second time dug. The crops presided, and distributed the prizes, twentywere set at wide intervals, except the car. two in number. Cups were liberally prorots, which were sown broad cast. The mised at the next year's show for the best produce was great. Some of the mangel Glamorgan ox, from any county; for the wurzel roots were immensely large, which best Scotch yearling bull; for the best twois attributed to their enjoying greater room, year old Scotch heifer, from any county ; in consequence of the neighbouring roots for the best Hereford ox; for the best five being destroyed by the grub. This shows acres of turnips. the efficacy of wide planting.

Mr. Webbe Hall, the persevering advoAdmiral Coffin communicated to the so- cate of the claims of the agriculturist to ciety the result of an experiment made by legislative protection, has addressed a very his directions on a bed of this valuable long letter to Mr. Robinson, the President root. From one third of the crop he caused of the Board of Trade, enforcing the right the leaves to be plucked gradually, leaving of the petitioners to such protection, by a little green in the centre of the plant. means of the imposition of heavy duties on The leaves thus obtained served as food foreign grain imported; and showing the for pigs and rabbits ; but the most remark- inefficacy of the present corn bill to its deable fact is, that this third exceeded in clared object. We can but guard our readweight the other two thirds of the bed, of ers against the plausible doctrines of this which the leaves were suffered to take their zealous and certainly able advocate, benatural course.

cause, however apparently luminous his The Society had received from the Lon- illustrations may seem, we cannot entertain don Society of Arts some specimens of rice, a moment's doubt that the agriculturist will and other grains, of East Indian growth, find little of the hoped relief from the with a request that the possibility of their expedients he proposes. With similar cultivation in England might be ascer. views Mr. H. has answered the letter ad. tained.

dressed by Lord Nugent to Mr. Baker, in

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