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to be highly respectable. The whom the ceremony was perform cause of her destroying herself is ed. The service was commenced totally unknown.
by the morning prayer for the 24. CONSECRATION OF THE Co- day, according to the rubric. The LONIAL Bishops.—The ceremony sermon was preached by Dr. Coleof the consecration of the five co- ridge, the late bishop of Barbadoes, lonial bishops who are about to who chose for his text the very proceed to their respective dio- appropriate fifth and sixth verses ceses took place in Westminster of the 43rd chapter of Isaiah : Abbey. Since this venerable pile “ Fear not, I am with thee, I has been dedicated to divine wore will bring thy seed from the east, ship under the auspices of the and gather thee from the west. Reformation, no occasion has been “I will say to the north give presented in which the Protestant up, and to the south keep not Church has had such reason to back. Bring my sons from far, rejoice. It is true that an equal and my daughters from the end of number of bishops has been con the earth." secrated since the Reformation, in After the sermon the ceremony some of the cathedrals of England, of the consecration was performed, at the same time, but then they the bishops being presented by the have been consecrated to fill up Bishop of Chichester and the late vacancies incurred by death or re- Bishop of Barbadoes in the followsignation, or translation, and not ing order. Dr. Parry, Bishop of to fill up bishopricks created at Barbadoes ; Dr. Tomlinson, Bithe time. But, on the present shop of Gibraltar ; Dr. Nixon, Bioccasion, the consecration of the shop of Van Diemen’s-land ; Dr. five bishops has led to the exten. Davis, Bishop of Antigua ; Dr. sion of the episcopal Church of Austin, Bishop of Guiana. The England by the addition of four ceremony having been concluded, new sees to its constituency, (the the Sacrament was administered diocese of Barbadoes being divided to a great number of communi. into three sees, and two new sees cants, the contributions at the ofbeing created,) viz., the sees of fertory amounting to 1131. Mr. Antigua, Guiana, Gibraltar, and Turle presided at the organ. The Tasmania (Van Diemen's-land); introductory voluntary was from the see of Barbadoes, in its pre- the overture to Esther, the volunsent state, being the fifth see. tary after the sermon from Sphor, The consecration was concluded and the concluding voluntary from with all the solemnity which was Haydn. The Te Deum Jubilate requisite. The public were ad. from Nares, and the Veni Creator mitted to the cathedral by cards, from Attwood. Nothing could sur: and the choir was set apart for pass the devotional and dignified the clergy, who attended in great effect of this very sacred ceremony, numbers. In consequence of the and it is a matter of congratulation indisposition of His Grace the to the Church of England particuArchbishop of Canterbury, the larly, and to the whole Christian consecration of the five colonial community generally, that so effiprelates was by commission en cient a step has been made for the trusted to the Bishops of Lon- propagation of that faith in which don, Winchester and Rochester, by all who profess and call themselves
Christians repose their hopes of neral, Mr. Adolphus, Mr. Wad. salvation and happiness.
dington, and Mr. R. Gurney ; for - The MONUMENT -The City the prisoner, Mr. Horry. Lands Committee, at a meeting The Attorney-General very determined, in order to prevent briefly sketched the facts of the any other persons from precipitat- case, and explained the law, by ing themselves from the top of which any menacing action, within this pillar, to place some strong
a short distance of the person iron bars, fixed sufficiently close threatened, constitutes an assault. over the head of the visitor to Witnesses were then called. As leave no chance of squeezing their evidence differed in no im. through. The additional railings portant particular from the acwill be painted white, so as to be counts already given, a recapitula. invisible at a distance. The sur tion of the chief points will suffice. veyor of works was directed to Charles Edward Dassett deposed proceed with the alteration imme- that on Sunday, the 3rd of July, diately.
he saw three Royal carriages going - FIRB ON THE GREAT West- towards the Chapel Royal. Just ERN RAILWAY. - This afternoon as the last carriage passed the the luggage in a van, which was watering-house, he saw the priplaced next to the tender of the soner come from the crowd, draw engines affixed to the five o'clock a pistol from his breast, and pretrain from Paddington, caught sent it towards the carriage, at fire in consequence of a lighted arm's length and breast high ; and cinder flying out from the furnace then he heard the sound of the when about two miles on the Lon- click of a pistol-hammer upon the don side of West Drayton. Se- pan; but there was no explosion. veral of the packages were imme- He seized the prisoner, and, asdiately ignited, and upon the sisted by his brother, took him arrival of the train at that station across the Mall, and “offered" many of them were in Aames. him to police-constable Hearn ; The necessary assistance being but Hearn said that “it did not then at hand, the lighted packages amount to a charge." Police. were promptly removed, and a constable Flaxman likewise refused good supply of water prevented to take the prisoner. The prisoner the further destruction of much only asked the witness to give him valuable property.
back the pistol. At length the 25. Trial or BEAN POR Ag. pressure of the crowd was so great, SAULTING THE QUEEN.-At the that he was obliged to let Bean Central Criminal Court, John go; and afterwards the people said William Bean was tried for a mis that witness himself had been demeanour in assaulting the Queen, shooting at the Queen, and a powith a pistol ; the charge being liceman took the pistol away from variously expressed in four differ him. In his cross-examination, ent counts. Although seventeen Dassett said that the Royal caryears of age, he was so short and riages were not going very fast. deformed that his head scarcely Some person in the crowd laughed, reached above the bar. The coun- and others called out that the pistol sel for the Crown were, the Ato was not loaded. Frederick Au. torney-General, the Solicitor-Ge gustus Dassett, the younger bro
ther of the previous witness, cor. jections to the form of the indictroborated his evidence. The hammer ment. He agreed that if the of the pistol, he said, had gone prisoner had really assaulted the down, and the pan was in a state Queen, he ought to have been as if it had been fired off. John indicted for high treason. On the James, a builder, the uncle of the other hand, the Queen was not two Dassetts, and William Jones, aware of the attack, and could not a wood-turner, saw Charles Das be alarmed; and therefore the sett seize Bean. James Torring. charge of a common assault could ton Purbride, a constable of the not be sustained. Lord Abinger, A division, said that he took the Mr. Justice Williams, and Mr. pistol from Charles Dassett, and Baron Rolfe, successively delivered gave it to Inspector Martin. George opinions against the objections ; Martin, Inspector of the A division, and Mr. Horry proceeded to conreceived the pistol from the last tend that the evidence did not bear witness, and unloaded it. The out the charge that the prisoner charge was not large : the contents contemplated any assault, he being consisted of coarse gunpowder, one of the mildest of the Queen's some short pieces of tobacco-pipe, subjects. He then called evidence. and four small pieces of gravel, Henry Hawkes said, that he was rammed down with wadding: about six feet from Bean and Dasthere were a few grains of powder sett when Bean was seized, and in the pan. William John Byrne, he did not see him present a pistol a general salesman, described his at the Queen; although he thought selling the pistol to Bean – he he must have seen it if it had been thought that it was on the Thurs- done. Bean could easily have got day or Friday before the 3rd of away. After Dassett seized the July;
and Bean's afterwards com- pistol, he was playing with it, ing for a flint to it. The pistol trying the lock, and laughing. was very old, but capable of being The witness had his back to them, fired if properly loaded. George but he looked round very often to John Whitmore, who cleaned the see what was passing. Thomas pistol for Bean before it had the Vosport, a painter out of work, Aint put to it, said in his cross- living at the Running Horses in examination, that he tried the Brook - street, Grosvenor - square, pistol : the lock was not strong swore that the prisoner did not enough to fire it. Benjamin James present a pistol at the carriage. was in attendance with the third Cross-examined by the Solicitorof the Royal carriages on the 3rd General and Lord Abinger, he of July: the Queen was in the said that he saw the prisoner with carriage, with the Prince and a the pistol in his hand some time lady. The last witness for the before he was apprehended. It prosecution was Henry Webb, po did strike him as remarkable that liceman of the A division, who the boy should have a pistol apprehended Bean at his father's in his hand on Sunday morning. house in Somers Town: he said Lord Abinger-" Why then did that he had been on Sunday in you not interfere and give informBarnsbury Park, Islington, and ation?" Witness—“I waited to the Regent's Park.
see the result of it.” No question. Mr. Horry took some legal ob. ing could get any other reason
from the witness for his passive- you would have accomplished those ness : when asked repeatedly what intentions with which you are result he expected, he only replied charged in the indictment, namely that of course he did not know of harassing and vexing the that an attack was going to be Queen, and of breaking the peace made. David Hatton, a news. and disturbing the tranquillity of vender, and several other wit. Her Majesty's loyal subjects ; for nesses, gave Bean a character for when proceeding from Buckingham mildness; among them was the pri- Palace to the Royal Chapel at St. soner's father, who wcpt bitterly. James's, for the performance of
The Attorney-General re-ex those sacred duties which the day plained the law, so as to dissipate imposed, what must have been her the effect of Mr. Horry's objections concern and grief to have found and arguments : and then he amongst the numerous body of her touched upon the evidence, re subjects which had assembled on marking that Vosport criminated that occasion one individual who himself; for if his story were true, had the audacity to present a loaded he admitted to having been guilty pistol at the carriage in which she of what amounted to misprision of was seated, for the purpose of antreason, in seeing a man standing noying, alarming, and vexing her, there with a pistol and wishing and of exciting tumult and confu" to see the result.'
sion? What would have been the Lord Abinger having summed feelings of those loyal subjects by up, the jury returned a verdict of whom Her Majesty was surround“Guilty" upon the second count ed. Would not every sentiment in the indictment; convicting the of their hearts have been excited prisoner of presenting a pistol load- to protect, surround, and assist her ed with powder and wadding, in in those devotions she was about contempt of the Queen, and to the to perform, if they had found her terror of divers liege subjects. passage disturbed by an explosion
The prisoner heard the verdict of the nature you attempted ? without any exhibition of feeling. That your attempt is highly cri
Lord Abinger, after a short minal, and that you have been consultation with his learned bre: guilty of an abominable crime, no thren on the bench, then proceeded man can doubt. The jury have to pass the sentence of the Court, given a most careful consideration as follows:-John William Bean, to the case, the evidence on both you bave been convicted by a jury sides has been fully examined, and of your country of an attempt to I believe I state the impression of harass, vex, and grieve your Sov- the whole of this auditory when I reign, Her Majesty the Queen, say that the verdict of the jury and to create alarm amongst, and corresponds with the conviction on to disturb the peace of, Her Ma- the mind of every other man in jesty's faithful subjects, by present this Court. That you loaded the ing a pistol loaded with powder pistol with the intention imputed and wadding at the carriage in to you, that you levelled and prewhich she was seated, and with sented it with that intention, no attempting to cause that pistol to individual can hesitate for a moexplode. If you had succeeded in ment to doubt, and I know of no that attempt, nobody can doubt misdemeanour more affecting the
public peace of the kingdom, of Court can now do, is to pass that greater magnitude or deserving sentence, which the common law more serious punishment, than that justifies ; and I should do violence of which you have just been pro to my own feelings, as well as to nounced guilty. Any circum, the feelings of all loyal subjects, stance which involves the tran. if I should treat your offence with quillity and repose of the Sovereign any mitigation of punishment. The more especially upon such an sentence of the Court is, that you occasion and on such a day as that be imprisoned in Her Majesty's you selected must be one which Gaol of Newgate for the space of deeply affects the feelings of all eighteen calendar months. classes of this realm. What shall After the prisoner had been be said of a man who, on his own removed from the bar, the noble wanton, wicked, or if you like, and learned judge said, that on capricious view, should aim at referring to the statute he found something mischievous in order to that the imprisonment for such an attain a kind of ignominious noto- offence must be in the Penitentiary riety, or an asylum for the rest of at Millbank; he, therefore, ordered his days, and should make an ate the prisoner to be confined in that tempt which was calculated to strike estallishment. the bosom of every loyal subject 26. ESCAPE OF A FAMILY FROM with alarm, terror, and agitation? DROWNING.-An accident occurred It was not confined to the peace in the vicinity of Egremont, opof those assembled on the occa. posite Liverpool, which had nearly sion, but it involved the peace and been attended with fatal consehappiness of the whole nation. Un, quences to seven or eight memder these circumstances, the crime bers of a family. It happened being short of high treason, I remarkably enough, that the father would not have it to be supposed of the family alluded to was a that the common law of this realm, witness to the occurrence, and aswhich was intended to protect the sisted in the rescue of his children meanest subject in the enjoyment without being at all aware, for of his tranquillity, property, and some time, how dearly he was inlife, was defective to protect the terested in the result of the exerSovereign from attempts of the tions which were making. The nature of that which you have following are the particulars of the made. I wish, however, I could occurrence : -- About tide time, a say that the law at the time this gentleman named Duffie, who reyour offence was committed had sides at Egremont, was passing provided a punishment adequate to over the river. As he neared the that offence; but I will take this shore, he saw that a bathing maopportunity now to state publicly, chine, containing several children that if any desperate character who had been recreating themshould follow your example, he selves in the water, had by some may, if not convicted of high means or other obtained an impetus treason, by which his life would on the steep beach, and that it was be forfeited, gain another species rapidly descending into deep water. of notoriety, by being publicly In a few moments, indeed, it was whipped at a cart's tail through any afloat, and at the mercy of (the street in the metropolis. All the current, driving towards the centre