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sengers and crew, numbering 17 seaman, whilst in this state, leaped persons, escaped from her in the overboard and was drowned. The boats, but only to endure such female passengers possessed exhorrible privations from famine traordinary resolution, otherwise and exposure that 15 of them pe- they must have quickly sunk unrished.
der their awful privations. On The ship sprang a leak on the the evening of the ninth day their 19th of May, in terrible weather, frightful situation was discovered and the exertions of the crew to by a French brig, who, observing reduce the water by pumping were at a distance the helpless condithrown away.
Recourse was had tion of the boat, bore down to its to the boats, but the jolly-boat assistance and picked up the went adrift in launching: Having wretched people in lat. 50°, long.
. obtained as much provisions and 320 W. Their condition when water as could be got at, the order hauled on board was awful ; some was given for all hands to take to insensible and in a dying state. the long-boat. Of the three pas- The master of the Frenchman sengers, two were females. All placed every comfort he possessed being in readiness, the boat was at their disposal, applying every pushed off, amid a heavy sea, possible remedy to resuscitate those which every moment threatened whose lives were in danger; two, to ingulph them. Within an hour however, never rallied, but shortly after their leaving they saw the expired. In all, 15 persons peship go down head foremost. They rished by such horrible sufferkept the boat head to wind the ings. whole of that night and part of 20. WRECK AT SEA.—Twentythe next day, when they hoisted six lives lost.— Intelligence has sail, and made for a westerly been received at Lloyd's that the course. On the third day their ship Aurora, of Hull, had foundsituation became alarming, the ered at sea, in lat. 46° N., long. 38° water and provisions were W. The Aurora sailed from Hull hausted; the master did all he on the 26th of April, with 24 paspossibly could do to cheer the men sengers, and a crew of 18 men. on, and one and all laboured to On the 17th of May, the vessel make way by pulling at the oars. having encountered strong adverse The next day, however, passed, winds, was found she was making and following night, with the suc water rapidly. Although no perceeding eight days and nights ceptible cause existed, the water without sail appearing in sight gained fast on them, notwithstandDuring that long space of time ing their exertions at the pumps; some miserably perished. On the
On the and on the morning of the 20th, sixth day two of the crew died it was found that she was going from want; on the seventh, the down. Attempts were then made two mates and the male passenger to launch the boats, but the skiff died. The eighth, several hands was broken by a sea; the longbecame delirious from drinking boat was got afloat, and some of sea-water to quench their thirst, the crew jumped into her, and atcontrary to the earnest appeals of tempted to rescue the persons left the master not to touch it. One on board; but failed in reaching
her, and were nearly swamped in - The election of a Chamberlain the attempt. In the meanwhile of the City of London, in room of the jolly-boat was got out, with a Anthony Brown, Esq., deceased, few of the crew and passengers in gave rise to a fierce and prolonged her, but they had but one oar. contest. This honourable and luWhile the crew of the long-boat crative post has usually been conwere baling her out, they saw the sidered the reward of a long and people on board the ship hastily useful exercise of the office of make a signal of distress, and the alderman; and on this occasion, vessel went down immediately, car Sir John Key, Alderman of the rying with her 26 of her unhappyWard of Bridge Without, and burden.
twice Lord Mayor, came forward 24. Epsom Races. This great as the corporation candidate. The popular meeting enjoyed all the spirit of reform and alteration was, influences of fine weather and a however, stirring within the walls large attendance.
of London, and a numerous body of the principal races —
the of gentlemen of much influence “ Craven Stakes” were won by Mr. wished to break down the ill preMilner's Grapeshot; “ The Derby" cedent, and to elect an independent by the favourite, Mr. Bowes' West candidate. The gentleman they Australian ; 28 horses started; chose was Mr. Scott, many years a value of the stakes, 54251. The chief officer in the Chamberlain's Oaks” were won easily by the fa department, in which his father vourite, Mr. Wauchope's Catherine also had previously been a reHayes ; value of the stakes, 38001. spected member. The battle was
DESTRUCTION OF THE ADEL hot and protracted, and for long PHI THEATRE, EDINBURGH.-The favourable to Mr. Scott. UltiAdelphi Theatre, situated at the mately, however, the corporation corner of Broughton Street and influence prevailed, and succeeded Little King Street, Edinburgh, was in carrying the coveted offices by entirely destroyed by a fire which a majority of 271; the numbers broke out about 5 P.M., apparently being, for in the music-room. The flames Sir John Key............ 3185 speedily caught the scenes and Mr. Scott
2914 proscenium, and thence communi. So large a number of the Livery cated rapidly to the dry wood-work have never before voted in a simiof the galleries and roof. The lar contest. The salary of this whole building was speedily de- officer is 25001. per annum. stroyed, with all the valuable "pro SALE OF THE SPANISH Galperties” of the establishment, the OF King Louis PHILIPPE. dresses of the company, and the - The collection of Spanish picmusic and instruments of the band. tures, the property of the late King The theatre was built 60 or 70 of the French, has been sold in years ago, but was not much known, this country. Although containhaving been for many years leased ing some fine specimens, it was of by Mr. Murray, the lessee of the far inferior value to that of MarTheatre Royal, who thus prevented, shal Soult. Unlike that celebrated dramatic competition.
collection, it was not the fruit of 30. ELECTION OF CHAMBERLAIN. rapine, but of fair purchase; the
greater number of the works having fended by this refusal, Mr. Standish been bought by Baron Taylor, in bequeathed his gallery to the King 1835, at the time of the suppres- of the French. By the course of sion of the Spanish monasteries. revolution, it now came back to be The principal masters, whose works sold in the country of the offended gave value to the collection, were collector. The“ Standish Gallery" Zurburan, Velasquez, and Murillo. contained some pictures of merit, Of Zurburan, four companion pic. and these brought high prices. tures, of sacred subjects, were The principal was a “ Portrait of bought by the Duke of Montpen- the Infante Don Carlos," by Velassier for 1700 guineas; the same quez, 1600 guineas. “ Portrait of Prince purchased also the “Virgen Murillo,” by himself, 330 guineas. de la Faya," by Murillo, for 1500 A landscape by Watteau, with guineas, and some other esteemed figures representing actors of the pictures, which will therefore be Comedie Italienne, brought the restored to Spain. The chief at- large sum of 700 guineas. The traction of the sale was the “Na- entire collection produced 10,000 tivity,” by Velasquez, which was guineas. bought for 2050 guineas for our The dispersion of the family National Gallery. Some fine por- property of the unfortunate House traits by Velasquez brought from of Orleans has been complete. 250 to 300 guineas; a “ Concep- Even the pictures of the Duchess tion,” by Murillo, 830 guineas; a of Orleans, collected by her de
Magdalen,” 840 guineas; a por- ceased husband, have been sold at trait of Andrea Andrade, the state Paris, and for a comparatively verger of the Cathedral of Seville, small sum. by the same great artist, 1020 gui RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.-An acci. neas; “ Balaam and the Angel,” dent occurred on the 5th of May, by Alonzo Cano, 240 guineas. The near the Hambleton Station of entire gallery, which was disposed the York and North Midland Rail. of in four portions, consisted of way. An express train left the 528 pictures, and produced about Milford Junction behind time, and 27,0001.
endeavoured to regain the loss by SALE OF THE “STANDISH GAL extra speed. In consequence, the LERY” OF King Louis PHILIPPE. engine and tender ran off the line The collection of pictures belong into a field, but as the couplinging to the ex-King, known as the iron broke, the carriages went off “Standish Gallery,” have also been on to the down line, but remained sold. Some interest attaches to fixtures, and no one of the passenthis collection. It was formed bygers was hurt. While the carthe late Mr. Standish, an English riages were in this position, a goods gentleman, long resident in Spain. train was observed approaching. During Lord Melbourne's admi- There was no time to pull up, and nistration, Mr. Standish offered to it therefore ran into the wreck, present his collection to the nation, doing further damage. The driver hinting at the restoration of an and stoker of the express train ancient baronetcy in his family. were found crushed to death beThe Minister refused to " barter neath their engine. the honours of the Crown." Of It was the opinion of the coro
ner's jury, who inquired into the vants and injury to the passengers, cause of the disaster, that it arose occurred during the month. from the defective state of the en CRIMINAL RETURNS FOR ENGgine and the line; they therefore LAND AND WALES.—Some returns returned a verdict-novel, in this relating to crimes and offences have country—against the Directors of been laid before Parliament, which the Company for manslaughter. afford a favourable view of the con
This unusual verdict was follow- dition of society. ed up by another. A porter at the Thus the total number of comFarnham Station of the South West.' mitments in the year 1852 was ern Railway was crushed between 27,510, being considerably below a newly-erected wall and an unex the average, and 3899 fewer than in pected train, which conveyed the 1842. Of offences of the first-class Hon. Francis Scott, the Chairman, — offences against the person—the and Mr. Beattie, locomotive super totals continue nearly the same, intendent of the Company, on offi- there being an increase in murders cial business. The coroner's jury and attempts to murder, and in returned a verdict of “ Man- concealment of births; but a great slaughter” against Mr. Scott and decrease in stabbing, wounding, Mr. Beattie. The accident, how- &c. In the second-class of offences ever, so palpably arose from care. -against property with violencelessness on the part of the de- there is a decrease, chiefly on ceased, and with no possibility of burglary and house-breaking. In avoidance by the accused, that the the third-class—offences against indictment was instantly ignored. property without violence-there
An accident of a novel and dis is a slight decrease. In the fourthtressing character has occurred on class- malicious offences against the Lancashire and Yorkshire Rail- property—a decrease. In the fifthway. A passenger-train had stopped class—forgery and offences against at Lea Gate Station ; persons wish- the currency-an increase. In the ing to leave the carriages there sixth-all offences not comprised have to cross another line of rail within the previous classes—an into get to the platform. Some peo- crease of 22.9 per cent., chiefly ple being about to descend—an arising from commitments for perexpress train was in sight—a guard jury under the new law, which cried out, “ Don't get out!” or makes parties to a cause witnesses. “Don't get out on that side!” The As regards punishment, the chief exclamation was not understood, matter for remark is the great dimi. or understood in an opposite sense, nution of sentences to transportaand the express-train whistle being tion-a difference not arising from heard, the passengers thought a a decrease of transportable crimes, collision imminent — they but from the alteration of the law rushed out of the carriages and in respect to the infliction of that tried to get across the rails; some punishment. Of the crimes which succeeded, but two were struck still remain capital—now reduced down by the express and literally to eight, of which high treason cut to pieces.
afford no recent example the folNumerous other 'accidents, in- lowing are the convictions in the volving death to the railway serVol. XCV.
last ten years :
In the 61 capital convictions in rationality of the farce ; the divine 1852, judgment of death was record- and the pious claimed it for a ed in 42 cases, so that the sentence power of the Creator, or solemnly of death was actually passed upon imputed it to the workings of the 19 persons only; and of this num Devil; the general laity, especially ber, nine-seven males and two the women, beheld, wondered, and females-were executed.
believed, and rejected every explaWhen the great facility and nation that did not admit the fact rapidity of communication in the as presumptuous self-sufficiency. present day, the general publicity The faith in question is termed of all occurrences, and the excel- “ Table - Moving.” The public lent organization of the police, are gravely believed that if a number taken into account, these returns of persons stood round a tableseem to be very satisfactory. no matter what its material, form,
THE TABLE-Moving MANIA. or size, or its isolation or nonIt is as wholesome-perhaps more isolation-each pressing the tips of 80—to record the follies of man the fingers of the hands on the surkind as their crimes, errors, and face, while the little-fingers were misfortunes; for while the latter interlaced into those of his neighmay and frequently do arise from bour's so as to form a continuous unconnected causes, or from un- chain, there would, after an interavoidable chance, the former must val of uncertain duration, be origialways be due to weakness or un nated a mysterious power or force, reasoning. The record, therefore, which would gradually set the which would convey no warning to table in a rotatory movement, conthe criminal, may shame the weak tinually increasing in speed, and or awaken the inert.
hurrying along with it the advenA credulity, one of the most turous experimentalists, until, tersimple that has befooled society, rified and exhausted, one of them has been turning the heads of a should drop off and thus break the large portion of the community. chain.
As the marvellous power The wise contributed no small thus discovered was not originated numbers to the simpletons; the by any artificial compound or phiscientific gravely expounded the losophical apparatus, but was inhe