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LIVERPOOL. Further particulars of the dreadful accident which happened on Sunday morning last. _Thc"n«mbcr in the Church, owing to the 11 accident taking place near ten minutes pre- viously to the usual time of opening the ser- vice, was smalL but awfully lar^e "m the con- of humanity. Not more perhaps than from 151020 grown persons were in the church at the and of these the g-reater part 'escaped but the children of the Moor- field Charity School, who are regularly march- ed in procession from the school to tliechurch, somewhat earlier tlmi the time of service, had partly entered. The boys following last, ail escaped; but of the girls, who were either entering the porch or proceeding up the aisle, a great number were instantly overwhelmed beueatb, tJie falling pile. The,whole number of bodies taken out from the ruins is twenty- seven. Of these twenty-two were either dead or died almost immediately after their remov- aI. five were taken to the infirmary, and one of these is since dead. The hideous crash of the steeple, and the piercing shrieks which immediately issued from those who escaped in the church, or were witnesses of the catas- trophe in the church-yard, immediately brought a large concourse of people to the spot. The scene was, throughout the whole of the forenoon, deeply affecting. The parents 4 of the children in the school, and a number of others, hurrying from place to place, in- quiring the fate of their children or relatives, in the utmost agitation, heightened in many cases by a long and awful suspense, and ter- minating, in the extremes of joy or sorrow, as they found the objects of their search in safety or among the sufferers. Accidents of this kind usually give rise to many hair breadth and surprising escapes, and the following remarkable instances have been collected The ringers, though apparently exposed to the greatest danger, were all fortunate enough lo escape, with the exception of one, who was caught in the ruins, along with ahoy of I 14 years of age, who was in the steeple at the tame time. They were, however, both im- ttiediately extricated by the exertions of the j other ■ ringers. The man was but slightly wounded, but the boy i« since dead. The alan, it appears, was cgivento the fingers by the falling of a stone upon the fifth bell, which prevented its swing, upon which they immediately ran out. <A moment did not elapse before the bells, beams, and the upper floors fell to the bottom of the tower, and their escape would have been impossible bad iia4 the belfry been upon the ground floor. The Hevcreml L. Puglie, the officiating minister for the day, crit?-»ed tfe church-yard at ninetceu minutes past ten, ■hnviug hUixtelf noticed the c.t iv upon his entrance. He pro ceeded immediately to the great south door, and was in the net of entering it, when he was stopped for a few seconds by the children of ¡ the Moorfields School, who were pressing i into the church at the sallie time. Upon his J appearance,|a.young, woman, a teacher iu the school, and one of the unfortunate sufferers, began to separate the children on each side to afford hiiu a passage, when he heard a person exclaim* for God's sake, Air. i'ughe, turn back." He stepped hack, and looking up, perceived thespire sinking do wn towaids lire east. Immediately the whole fdlill, The Hev. H. Kougbseiige, the Rector, was j at'that time turning the north west corner of tie tower, and proceeding to the vestry, j wliich is also at the wesl cud of the church. I His J.ady was aheasiy in the vestry, as were also Mr. Coventry the clerk, and the sexton. The worthy Rector appears to have owed his safty to the circuuKUauce ot his taking Uie way en the outside of th,c church to the ves fry, in preference to the more direct ufic I through the south door and the west'aisle. Mr. Ivnowfes, one of the Chutchwardeus, was passing from the vestry to the south door, and iv within a few paces of being iinricd under the ruins. i A of name of Martin experien- t ced an escape abhost miraculous. The pews around him were broken to atoms, and heap- ed with si ones, but that in which he sat sus- tained but little injury, and he himseli got out of iiie unhurt. He returned thanks to Aheif.hH Goi for his astonishing'delive- rance, at St. Peicr's Church, in the afternoon of the same day very properly ackuowfedg- ing a superintending Providence, equally conspicuous in the most apparent contingent events, as in directing the smooth and regular current of luriruiu affairs. John Ijrai dreth, one of the singers, was the only person in the gajiery, which is pl",i-. i c-J in the P'ij;iti1.wc;f corner of the chinch, immediately joining the -inside of Uie t<?.wer. The nrgail and front of Iht3 gallery were brought t!aw ii and dashed to pieces, ar/i Bnm- (hfth was burned in the wreck. The incum- bent weight was, however, suslaiived by the timber which surrounded him in cross direc- tions, and he was dog out with no other hurt than a slight cut in his forehead. These are the most remarkable cases whid) have hitherto reached us.
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LONDON, Wednesday's Pot. more letters from Spain were received yesterday, all of which concur in the melan- choly admission of the affair# of Spain being; i|Htlly -drawing to a most fatal close and "lie last struggle for her independence, has we tear, nearly reached it unfortunate iennination. The following communication auis been received by a mercantile house of 4tie first reopect,,tbillt.y H Cadiz, rcb. 12.-The news in this quarter is so a'arming a nature, that t have deemed it pendent t6 htff an American vessel, and with her -tfen(i to prae.-ed to England, but not until I find ;t:e state "of affair* is such, as that no hope can remain The French passed a strong division from Almaden ou Cordova, hy the way of La o);¡ra, Alharua, Fcrisa, VUla Franca, and Train- iterra, surprising that town before we were aware of their approach. By this hold sfepfhey rendered all the fortified passea of Sierra Mo- Tena of no utility, fur as soon as the army of the; c,Lfe learncdthat French force was in their' rear, rt iiufau'lv abandoned all the passes, and fell back upoit the kingdom of Jacu. In the fnmJí of an Officer of rank of the army was found the plí1 of operations of the French, .written by "Morla hiinselt, and the discovery of which was the cause of the extraordinary inarch of the Duke of A Rmcpierqize't?*'> rtie Island of Leon. The plan of the enemy was to march direct upon Cadiz, feaving Seville upon their right, which had so far Jjeen effec ed; but as soon as Albuquerque learned that the enemy were at Utrera, and their pktn disclosed to him, he cut off by Marioma, aud arrived here, to the surprise of every one, t flie moment the Supreme Junta were deliver- ing rip their power itito the hands of a Regency ot their own appointment. The people of Seville abolished the Junta altogether, declared their powVr null and void, and formed auolbtjr with flie title, and upou the plan of the ofd Provinci- ai Junta. TOle people instantly obeyed its àu- thority, and flew in all direction* in pursuit of the Members of the Supreme Jfinm, many of Vhotn they succeeded in arresting. We have just this moment heard that the Trench have retired from their advanced position, an the Duke del Parqut. ha* arrived, having fbllowed the steps of Albuquerque. A report has been brought by the Britomart -which has arrived at Yarmouth as a Cartel from Holland, that war has been declared by onaparte against America, and that all the American ships have been seized.—»V\ edo not attach any credit to the rumour. It is said also, that Bonaparte has taken possession of Amsterdam—-such is his intention, we have no doubt, but we dont tbiiik be has yet car- ried it into execution. Paris, Jan. L-Ofi Sunday the 4th inst. his Majesty the Empgrof, m the TUiiilieries, received,, "before Mass, several deputations from the Electoral Colleger of the Empire. To the Address of the Electoral College of T)ord his Majesty replied-" Messieurs, the Deputies of the Electoral College of the Depart vat of Dardagne, myself aud iity Ally, the Emperor of Russia^ have made every peace to the world, but without success. The King of England, grown old in his haired against France, wishes for par, tlis prevents him from feel- ing »? e. calamities it brings upon the wortd at large. or fvora calculating its results with lo its own family.. Nevertheless ilia ?.r nit'ct eome to tl et d, and we shall be greater and more powerful than we have ever been. The Vrencb Empire is in the vi- gour of youth; it cannot but grow- and con- solidate UscWV That dmy enemies is in the I f fife everv thing presages its d ci y. Every yea. tkat they retard the peace 9 the world will only .augment ray power." Cupckuagxx, Jaw. -24.—The Treaty of peace tt" ween weden and France was signed 11 she 6th Hist, by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Duke of Catulore, and the Swe- dish Plenipotentiary., Count Essen, and BaroH L tgsrhjetke; it was immediately sent off by Von Kra"R. The coikJitioiis are us fol- low :— Pomerani* is restored to Sweden- France guarantees the present possession of the Crown of Sweden. Swedeu accedes to the continental sjstenv litit with the exception of ilau, which uiay be exported. The exportatiol1 of goods from Swedish harbours in Swedish bottoms is free. The contributions imposed in Swedish Fo- meratiia, but not yet paid, are remitted. The grants iiiide by the French Emperor in Swedish Pomeraiiia are to be confirmed. Spain, Holland, Naples, and the confedera- cy af the Iikine, are included i-! this treaty of peace All Swedtsli shipio take-it or sequestered since the accession of King Charles XIII. to the Swedish Throne, siiail fib restored, with their Cargoes, colonial produce excepted. The ncieot relations of commerce between the two Kingdoms are to be restored, and the merchants shall pe treated in both countries as the most favoured nations. The pi-isoiiero of war shatt be BXcfaanged Within 50 days at latest. Mr. Windha» bj bis viruJant philli}»pic against tiie liberty of Ike press, and particu- larly against the London newspapers, has drawn upon himself the i««st>tremendous in- dignation of his late quondam friend and as- I 1. o 1 i- ji r, 1".Cl;vred, aaring the debate on Mr. Sneridan's motion, that for his part, be was indifferent as to what the galleries or the public thought of his tpeeches it was of no consequence to him. Sir. Cobbett turns short upon the disinterested patriot, and assures the public, that he patd his printer I is- 6d. for alterations and ad- ditions Mr. AV. liflti made in his own speeches, to appear in Mr. Cobbelt's Parliamentary óc- tiates, during the last session only The petition for a new Loudon Theatre, presented to his Majesty, was referred by him to a committee of the Privy Council, and they referred to the Crown Lawyers. The latter have returned for answer that they j"Oii!d not advise his Majesty to grarit,;t rhar- ier, as it would be putting the intended new theatre upon abetter ground than the theatres ftlieady established, which had only patents or licences: aud J he re was no ground stated by the pditimlen why ins Majesty should rrànl a charier to the intended theatre, to the prejudice of auy uiherc A Hisi irv ut Vucient Prussia, by the cele- braied A.oi £ tbue, has been lately published Gerwny,
IMPEfel PARLIAM ENT. Hox SE OF LORDS Monday Feb. 12. On the motion of Earl Grosvenor, the se- cond reading of the reversion bill was afflixed for Friday next. Tuesday and Wednesday, no business of importauc e rnIIL\ v. Earl Grosvenor rose to move the second I reading of thuhîll to prevent the grant of places in reversion. The Lord Chancellor opposed the hill, and fhe question on the se- cond reading being put, it was negatived.— The Lord Chanceliortheu moved that t,hehill j be rejected. On a. division this motion was carried. Earl -Grosvenor then stated, that it was his firm intention to bring before their < Lordships another bill to the same effect, at at early a day as possil)ie.-Adjoiirtied. House OF COMMONS. •Monday, Feb. 12. Sir Samuel ltomilly brought up the bills for amending the penal laws, which was read a first time. Mr. Fuller made his promised motion for leave to bring in a biil to abi'lisli sinecures, and reduce other placeaio the stand- ard of the sums paid to the deputies, after the lives of the present possessors. The motion was supported by Mr. H. Thornton, Air. Ward, Mr. Lambe, Mr. Wiiilbread, and Lord Archibald Hamilton, and opposed by tire Chancellor of the Exchequer. The motion i was, however, iinaliy withdrawn, alter an J assurance from i>aukes, that the subject should he resumed, after the publicaiion of the appendix to the report of the liuance committee. TTJtfSOAY. Mr. Hose moved that the house should re- solve itseif into a tomiOiitee, for the purposi- of taking into consideration the acts oroh'fbit- uig the di.siillation of spii'its'from'grain.—=— ) Alter st)itic the motion was car- ried, as alio osve tin- lea i e to bring in a bill \c 1' prevent disiJiJaiiOIl hOIll gra*iu f'or a,.Liiiiu to be liiuilcd. b I N ]-IS r) A Ir. Mr. slid, he had lately presented ) apetiliofi from mall) persons, pra)ing- c., 1 taiiiishment of a new marioe insurance com- pany. He then entered into a statement of the inconveniencies, arising from tlie want of a general incorporated establishment of this nature, and concluded by moving, that a c- J lect committee be !I)I;oliitc(i to consuler the present state of the marine insurance compa t nies of Great Britain. ilir. Marryatt opposed and Mr, Baring supported the motion, which was carried; THURSDAY. Colonel Wardle ad verted to certain abuses which existed in the Navy dopariuiciit by the sale of offices, and the improper appointment to clerkships. He moved for the production of certain papers, and pledged himself to prove the truth of his allegations. The pa- pers were however refused. FRIDAY. The Chancellor of the Exchequer brought Op'from the bar-A--message from his Majesty, ¡-ro m the bar-A--message from his Majesty, nearly in the voiiowi'jg words V" ¡ G. R.—His Majesty thinks it proper to acquaint the House of Lunimons, that his I' Majesty has authorised the issue of some pe- cuniary advances to the Portuguese govern- ment," in support of its military exertions against the common enemv in that country. His Majesty being desirous of continuing that support, Ikits drectei, that an arrangement j be made for the maintenance of a body f of Portuguese troops not exceeding 30,00'J man; and-his Majesty tr.usls that his faithful commoll" W ii1 enable him to fuliii that cu. 1 gagement." On the motion of Mr. Tierney, a message I was ordered to the Lords, to request that their Lordships would give leave toJhon Earl of Chatham to attend, on Monday lIeÛ, the committee of that house appointed to enquire into the conduct and policy of the late expe- dion to the Scheldt. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, after ..paying many kandsome compliments to the noble officer, moved, that it is the opinion of this house, that a pension of 20.001. per annum be settled on Lord Viscount WeUtug- ton, and on the two isext heirs to his title in succession. Themotiouencountered a strong opposition from Messrs. Howard, Calcraft, Barham. Wiiitbread, Lord Milton, and Sir Francis Burdett. The resolution was, howe- ver, fjjiallv. cii-ried, the numbers being Ayes 213-NQes 106.
ACCJDE VTS, OFFENCES., ^c. Last week the inhabitants in t lie neighbour- hood of Lcad-hi-h'j were alar'.ned about mid» night with the 'appearance of a tall figure armed with a,huge pole, stalking about the country and imagining that it might be a robber, lwo men armed, one with a musket, the other with a sword, sallied out to attack him; but the moment the person with the musket made his appearance, the unknown person dropt down ami expired. Everv me- dical assistance was immediately procured, but in. vain. He afterwards proved to be a poor maniac, who had escaped from a place of confinement. Shocking (,tt last i-opli e. -I'll e following tale of woe should serve as a caution to parents not to permit their children to "ittess scenes of cruelty of any description whatever. Monday fast Mr. Hall, a ir/i||er at Kind's Bridge, Devon, having employed a butcher to kill some pigs for him, during the absence of the latter to get son^ refreshment, having left his knife, behind, four young children, who had been witnessing the operation, agreed to play at kilf^pig; the youngest was to be the pig, wlien one of the others, who acted the part of the butcher, stuck him in the throat, and killed him on the spot; the other three alarmed at what they had done, ran into the adjoining mill, and Lid themselves (JuQjer the witeel, which was not working at the time, but was set going almofit imme- di-ately afterwards, aud crushed them all to death | On Sunday Jast, as the vessel which attends 1 the different-floating lights on the Galloper i Sands, and was coming from thence for Hams- gate, the weather being thick, and their com- pass happening to be un-huttg, the vessel ran on Margate Sand, and soon filled with water; the crew, consisting of five men, lashed them- selves in the shrouds, where they continued until Monday morning, when they got on the Sand, and seeing no appearance of deliver- ance, they had formed a raft of some of the materials, on which they had just embarked) when providentially a small boat hove in sight, and though at much hazard to them- selves took them all ou board, and landed them safely at Margate, in the afternoon. As the weather was foggy, and the raft totally unmanageable, but for this interposition, iu all human probability, they Inuit hue pe- rished. GLASGOW, FEB. B.-Oli Saturday, at eight o'clock in the morning, a dreadful accident took place at Kilmarnock. Joliti Brown, shop boy to John M-Andrew and Co. had gone I into the shop to light the fire. In a few mi- nutes-a most awful explosion happened, sup- posed to be from two jafi of gunpowder, j which were shvnding ia the shop'. The boy was killed on the spot, the sides of the build- ing were. blown down, the roof fell in, and some of the inhabitants were buried in the rubbish, and others thrown into the street. A servant-girl who was passing at the time, with two pitchers in her hand, was blown to the oppositcsidcof the street, about 20 yards, and very much bruised. Some other particu- lars will be found in the following Extract of a letter from one of the Sufferers, to his frieud in Glasgow, You ivill, no doubt, before this time, Have heard of the dreadful business which took place here yesterday, r had just left Ill} wife aall fa- mily about twenty minutes before the awful ex- plosion took place; on hearing of which, Iran to the place, and saw my house blown dowu, and understanding that all my family were crushed in the ruins, in distraction I tore up the rubbish here 1 thought they most likely would be found. I got into the kitchen, where I found my wife's sister, little Jean, and William lyins: under a large beam of wood, which, witii a Iitrle assis- tance I £ ot them extricated from, and fortunate- ly very tittle hurt. 1 uext went among the rub- bish in quest of my wife and youngest child but coutd not ifnd them. By this (hue I was almost suffocated with smoke and dtist, and had it tic I been for some people who were nigh me, I pre- illlllC J would have perished. I was taken out and, when I callie to fliv senses, I found that my wile and child were thrown fi-oiji ltieir led iuto the street with little injury done them they arc all as well as can he expected. John Brown, Mr. M'Audrew's lad is killed. William Smith's laniiiy are very little hurt. Theexptotion took place just below us. we have lost, most of our furniture anil effects, but that gives ute no thouirhf. since my fatnilj is saved." H'elf'jrd.—Last week our town was thrown info some confusion by the sudden entrance of a fox, driven iti ))V Mr. botilids; lie rushed through several yards and gardens, and was at length recognised by fhe pack under a 1 slack of gorze bushes, when one a grocer, of this place, incautiously Urrns!:n<>' his leg into a small aperture, by way of driv- ing forth Kevnard to his foes, was seized hy hirn and torn in She leg, nor w:>s he released from his unrelenting grasp, till a suilicien'f opening was made' to admit one of the hounds to his assistance, aud the unfortunate grocer now lies ill in. consequence, of the fright and laceration-. The fox, after Lis head was cutoff, which was a large one, exhibited teeth of such dimensions as to reniiud some persons present of the former project of a celebrated hunt iu Leicestershire, viz. to cross our native to* with a foreign wolf, in order to improve his ferocity and add such strength to hi frame as would effectually deter any shepherd, arm- ed only with a crook, from attacking him single handed. -t.
JAMES THE SECOND. Oxford, Seplehiber 7, J 13M,. is at the Dean of Christ Church's lodgings, touches there for the evil of Qttie?-e. Hears one Fa- ther Hill of the Popish Chapclthere. He is entertained with a banquet in the Bodleian Library between 10 and 11 at noon. After which took occusiou to speak a considerabie time to the Vice Chancellor ami the rest who were nigh him •, the substance of what he said was iu commendation of love, charifv, humi- j lity, &c. and amongst other things lie said it had beer, taken notice of, that some of us had been something proud he also rerolnlncnded .I preaching without book, and several other tilings much' to the same" purpose, which had been delivered the day before by Falher Hill, in Canterbury Hall, aud held forth by Mr. PenlJ at Silas is, was said by some that had heen their auditory. On Sunday night his Majesty discoursed with the Vice-Chancellor about printing, and the bookes which came forth here, complain- ing of some things written in bookes of con- troversy to which the Vice-Chancellor re- plied, that there was a Priest here who print- ed bookes without.license and upon demand whose it was, he said Mr. Walker's and he hoped, that if he had the liberty to print bookes without license, we mijht have the liberty to answer them, aud that it could not be expected but that it would lie so. To which the King said, that this was but reasonable. On Monday morning, (the Legislator of J'ensylvania) rode down to Magdalen College just before he left this place and after some discourse with some of the Fellows, wrote a short letter, directed (To the King). He wrote-to this purpose.; That their case was hard, and that in their circum- stances they could not yield obedience with- out breach of their oaths which letter was delivered to King James. I cannot learn, whether he did this upon bis own free motion, or by commahd, or by intercession of any others. The King sent away the Magdalen Fel- lows, commanding tiieni to, go immediately and chuse the Bishop of Oxford for their Pre- sident, else they should feel the weight of his displeasure but now it goes currently that he said they should feellhe vengeance of an angry Prince. He refused to hear them speak, or to receive any petition from them, telling them, that he had known them to be a tur- bulent and factious family for these 20 years and above. The same night (Sunday night) they gave in theif answers in writing severally (there were 20 upon the spot), and nineteen of them to the salue purpose one oiilv gav-, t!1 a dubious answer, which was called Mr. Tompson, or he that publickly made mention of the undoubted President of Magd College. Sir Geo. Pudsey made a speech to the King when he was met by the City, wherein he much magnified his prerogative, to this purpose, that the were the grants of Princcs, qnd revocable at pleasure; that his Majesty, who knew the concerns of the mean- est Corporation in his dominions, could not be ignorant that his loy all Corporation was influenced by others. otherwise they had ad- dressed as well as others. The King said to the Vice-Chancellor, whilst he was here, Church and King, ir, mean the same thing they must stand or fall together. He added, I would recommend humility to the University of Oxford, and that you should all preach by heart. The preachers beyond sea are well accepted for so doing, y ou an indeed good scholars but when YOII grow ul), yoii grow lazy aud lose all you have gotten."