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followed the captain on deck, was at- got six into one boat, and five into tacked by another Swede, since dead, the other; they were three days and who struck him several blows with nights before they made land, and the cook's axe, and he and the cap. then one of the boats was swamped, tain being both brought down, Palm and a boy drowned. They walked and two other Swedes, both of whom along the beach till night, and then are since dead, threw their bodies lay down on the sand to sleep. Next overboard. The mate called out, morning they proceeded up the coun“ Boat, boat," after he was in the try, and seeing some smoke rise from water, but they heard no more of him among a cluster of trees, they made or the captain. After this all hands up to them, when the blacks rushed went below, except the boy at the out upon them, overpowered them, helm, and Palm producing a bible, and they were plundered and stripeach took an oath upon it, wishing ped. After this they were driven they might never see the light of hea- further into the country, where they ven if ever they divulged what had were kept for several weeks, and then passed ; the boy at the helm was af. sent to Port Lopez, from whence, terwards sworn also. Previous to Palm, Mades, and the deponent, this time, the captain had taken two found their way to Liverpool. A black men on board at St Thomas's, few days after the Adventurer left and after the bodies of the captain England, the crew were put upon and mate were thrown overboard, the short allowance, and so continued two Swedes procured each a pistol through the voyage. The men grumand a glass of rum, and giving the bled much, and said they might as rum to the blacks, whilst the poor well be killed as starved. On the fellows were in the act of drinking morning on which the captain and it, each of them received the contents mate were murdered, deponent heard of a pistol in his body, one of them Palm say, whilst striking a light, he was killed on the spot, and the other would kill the captain. The Swedes was only wounded, but both of them said it should be so, and those who were, with the assistance of Palm, did not agree to it should share the immediately thrown overboard. The same fate. The deponent lent a hand wounded man swam and caught hold to heave the blacks overboard, but of the ship's rudder, but Palm taking did not touch the captain or mate. up a spade, swore he would chop his P alm's statement was as follows: hands off if he did not let go. The He sailed from England as second unfortunate wretch upon this let go mate of the Adventurer ; he had no his hold, and was seen no more. Af. quarrel with the captain till they got ter this they plundered the captain's to the coast, and then it was about property, and Palm had five pounds. wages. He recollected the captain's He then took the direction of the bringing two black men on board vessel, but it was afterwards deters from St Thomas's, and that soon af. mined to scuttle her, take to the ter the captain was accidentally pulled boats, and endeayour to make the overboard and drowned, by the bite coast of Guinea. This was accord. . of a whale line getting round his leg, ingly done, two boats were prepared, after he had struck a fish. Mr Smith, provisions put into them, and the the chief mate, was an old man, and crew, consisting of eleven persons, died of sickness while at sea. With respect to the two blacks, one of the boats, their afterwards falling into them jumped overboard after the cap- the hands of the blacks on the coast tain, and was seen no more ; he did of Guinea, and their subsequent arri, not know what became of the other, val in England, he fully corroborated but had been told that he went over Telling's statement. On his arrival after the captain also, and was lost in this country, he stated these cir.
They were both committed for fur- cumstances to a gentleman, named ther examination.
Scrivenor, who took him to Union. FURTHER PARTICULARS. hall, and, in consequence of his depo. Palm and Telling were on Tues. sition, warrants were issued by Mr day brought up for re-examination. Evance, for the apprehending of Palm
Henry Mades, a boy about 13 and Telling. years of age, who was apprentice to Palm, on being questioned, denied Captain Keith, and on board the ship having been at all privy to the inat the time, and in consequence of, tended murder of Captain Keith, till whose information the prisoners were the morning when it took place; he apprehended, was again examined. was then told that if he did not agree His statement was precisely the same 'to it, he would himself share the same as that originally made by him. On fate ; he had, therefore, joined in it the night on which the murders were to preserve his own life. He had not committed, he was sleeping in his stated this before, because he wished hammock, near the captain's cabin, to preserve his oath. who, as well as the chief mate, were The prisoners were both fully comin bed. A boy, named George Rose, mitted for trial at the next Admiralty was at the helm ; and either in the Sessions. first or second watch, he was awoke 14th.-ELECTION OF SCOTS PEERS. by Rose's calling to the captain, in a -Yesterday came on, at Holyroodlow tone down the hatchway—“Cap. house, the election of sixteen peers to tain Keith, Captain Keith! some. represent the Scots nobility in parlia. thing wrong is going forward on ment, when the following noblemen deck.” The captain got out of bed were chosen : directly, and went up in his shirt, but
Votes returned again immediately, and Marq. Queensb.t 50 Earl of Aboyne . . 50 awoke the mate, and they went on Earl of Rothest: 48 Earl of Aberdeen 51 deck together. Soon after he heard Earl of Caithness 39 Earl of Glasgow.. 49
Lidin the mate callout “O Lord, O Lord!”
Earl of Home ...49 Lord Forbes ..... 45
Earl of Kellie ... 50 Lord Saltoun..., 48 He was alarmed, and got out of his
Earl of Dalhonsie 50 Lord Grayt ..... 45 hammock, and, as he was standing Earl of Selkirk .. 47 Lord Sinclair ..., 49 by the side of it, he saw Palm and Earl of Balcarras 49 Lord Napier ....44 others throw the captain's body over. Those marked + were elected in the room board. There was no resistance, and of Earl of Strathmore, Earl of Haddinghe supposed the captain was dead at ton, and Lord Cathcart. the time. Soon after he heard the
PEERS PRESENT. mate in the water, call out, i6 Boat, Duke of Buccleuch Earl of Balcarras
sa þoat.” In his account of what fol
Duke of Atholl Earl of Aboyne lowed, viz, administering the oath of
Marq. of Queensb. Earl of Aberdeen
Earl of Rothes Earl of Glasgow secrecy, the murder of the two blacks, Earl of Caithness Viscount Achuthnog the scuttling the vessel, and taking to Earl of Morton, Lord Forbes
Earl of Moray'. Lord Gray
John Chaplin, also came to the house Earl of Home Lord Sinclair Earl of Kellie
and asked for another pint of beer. Lord Napier Earl of Lauderdale Lord Elibank
Witness at first refused to serve him, Earl of Kinnoull Lord Belhaven observing that his wife had just taken Earl of Elgin Lord Rollo
his beer home for him.-Chaplin, Earl of Wemyss Lord Ruthven however, said, “ he must have it, for • Earl of Leven Lord Kinnaird. Earl of Selkirk
he had murdered his wife.” Wit
ness having formerly heard him say PROXIES.
that he would kill his wife, now susDuke of Lennox to Lord Forbes Earl of Dundonald - Lord Gray
pected that he had carried his threat Earl of Breadalbane- Lord Kinnaird into execution, and immediately gave Earl of Stair - Earl of Lauderdale him the beer with the view of deLord Torphichen - Lord Forbes
taining him. He then went to the Lord Reay iLord Kinnaird.
tap-room, where some of his customSIGNED LISTS.
ers were assembled, and communicaDuke of Gordon Earl of Hyndford
ted to them what he had just heard, Duke of Montrose Earl of Portmore Earl of Errol Earl of Hopetoun
They all immediately came out, and Earl of Eglinton Viscount Stormont went to Chaplin's house to ascertain Earl of Cassillis Lord Somerville the fact, but they found the door Earl of Haddington Lord Blantyre shut, and a perfect silence prevailed Earl of Galloway Lord Forrester Earl of Northesk Lord Kirkcudbright.
within. While they were gone on Earl of Dunmore
this errand, Chaplin remained at the There were 52 voters in all. viz. public-house, but soon afterwards 29 present, 6 proxies, and 17 signed went out and proceeded to his house, lists.
the door of which he unlocked and
opened ; upon which the body of his CORONER'S INQUEST.-On Thurs. wife was discovered lying on the floor day evening last, an inquest was held weltering in blood. He was instantat the Eagle and Child public-house, ly interrogated respecting the horrid Shoe-lane, before T. Shelton, Esq. deed, and confessed, without hesita. to enquire into the circumstances tion, that he had first knocked his which led to the death of Elizabeth wife down, and then cut her throat. Chaplin, who was murdered the pre. The constable stated, that in taking ceding evening by her husband. Af- Chaplin to the Counter, he wanted ter the usual inspection of the body to go to a pawn-broker's in Fleetof the unfortunate woman, which ex. market, and he went with him to obhibited a most terrific spectacle, the serve his conduct. He put down the throat being mangled in a shocking bundle without the least emotion, and manner, the coroner proceeded to conducted himself generally so as not take the depositions of the persons in to excite the slightest suspicion of attendance.
his perfect sanity. The pawn-broker J. Bedford, the landlord of the having declined any dealings with Eagle and Child, stated, that on him, he said to witness, that he must Wednesday evening the deceased go to some other person in the same came to his house about half.past line, as he must get money to obtain nine, and had a pint of beer, which victuals for the short time he had to she took away in her own vessel. In live. He said he was then happy, ten minutes afterwards, her husband, and hoped his wife was equally so, as
she was a very good woman. On by another, and both together they searching him a shilling and some towed it the remaining three miles. halfpence were found, but no knife. It evidently belongs to the class On being asked what instrument he Mammalia of Linnæus, and order had used to commit the murder, he Cete. It seems most to resemble said he had cut his wife's throat with the genus Physetea, but differs from a razor, which he had wiped and put every other species of this genus in away. On being conducted the next some striking particulars. We have morning before the alderman, he was met with no description exactly ancomposed, and asked for a woman to swering to it in natural history. In whom he had given some halfpence the year 1801, a fish as nearly as posto buy him some tobacco ; lie was sible resembling it, was caught on the told he should have it when she re- shores of Dorsetshire, and was after. turned.
wards exhibited in the metropolis. M. Taylor, the landlord of the pri. It measures twenty-seven feet three soner, said, that he had known him inches, from the nose to the end of and his wife for many years, that he the tail : in circumference it is about was much addicted to drinking, but fifteen feet in its extreme bulk, is rahe never considered him deranged. ther less towards the head, and gra.
Mr Bailey, the surgeon, proved dually diminishes towards the other that the wound on the prisoner's extremity. Its head is singularly wife was from ear to ear, and about shaped, rather small considering the two inches deep.
magnitude of the body. Its eyes are The jury brought in'a verdict of very near the nose, and are like those Wilful Murder against John Chaplin. of an ox, It has two spiracles on the
15th.-On Tuesday se’ennight was snout like nostrils. The width of brought on Brighton beach, a singu- the mouth is about three feet and a larly large fish, which has excited half, and is capable of receiving a very general curiosity among the vi- very large man: it has nine rows of sitors and residents; and the exbibi- small curved teeth, both in the upper tion of it is likely to prove highly lu. and lower jaw. It has five amazing. erative to the proprietor, who, we ly large gills, which fall down to. understand, is an industrious and pro- wards the shoulders like so many vident man. It is supposed that this capes of a fashionable box-coat. Each inhabitant of the deep was attracted of its putural fins measures four feet to our shores by the shoals of her. six inches. Its dorsal fin, which rings, which are at this time abun. seems to answer the purpose of a rud. dant. It was discovered by the fish- der on the back, measures three feet ermen very near their boat; they and a half. Its tail is horizontal, and threw out several large and strong is eight feet wide. It has two small ropes, which it snapped asunder in a fins, nearly opposite each other, tomoment. At length they entangled wards the tail. It is a female, and it with fifteen nets, many of which the mammæ are of a very singular were irreparably injured. - It conti- construction, and on opening one of nued alive three hours after its en. them to the view of the spectators, tanglement, and was brought with the fisherman's hand was covered great difficulty seven miles by this with milk. There are two fins consolitary boat, which was then joined cealed with the mamma, which mea
sure each two feet six inches. The he demanded to see the quantity, skin of this wonderful creatureis uni. which proved to be much greater formly rough ; and it appears to us than he was entitled to. This led to to have only one large spinal bone ex further enquiry, the effect of which tending from one extremity to the was, that the journeyman absconded, other. From the liver of the fish of and the deceased, upon being taxed a similar kind caught on the shore of with a connection with him, likewise Dorsetshire, four hogsheads of oil absented himself for a day or two ; were produced.
but he again came to his employ, The footpad who shot himself on when Mr Rodgers called him into Saturday see'nnight, near Wands. his room, and acquainted him with worth, (see p. 180) after robbing the charges preferred against him, Mr Thorley, has been recognised by at which, in the first instance, he prehis friends. He proves to be a jour- tended much surprise ; but his masneyman bookbinder, (James Galar,) ter persisting in his guilt, and on conwho resided in School-house-lane, dition of his impeaching the whole of Ratcliff.
.his accomplices, intimating hopes of 16th.-On Monday se'ennight was pardon, he said, with a sigh, “ I have interred, Mr Brookman, of London- robbed you, sir.” In reply, Mr street, Reading, and, according to Rodgers said, “ Then how can such his desire, was buried in an inch and a crimidal expect merey from me?" half oak shell, which he had caused and repeated, “ How can you expect to be made four years previous to his it, knowing the confidence I have redeath. About five days before his posed in you?” Allen and his wife, decease, he called on an undertaker, who had accompanied him, fell upon and went with him to the churchtheir knees, and imploring pardon, yard, and pointed out the spot he exclaimed, “ Oh! we have robbed meant to be laid under. On his re- the best of masters, and God will turn home, he removed his coffin never forgive us !" To which Mr from its obscurity, and having in. Rodgers replied, " That he was con. spected the proper cleansing of the vinced he had not told the whole memento mori, took to his bed, and truth.” Allen begged for time, and died in the ensuing week.
was detained by Mr Rodgers at his BRISTOL.-An inquest was held own house, from half past seven in here last week, on the body of J. the morning till about a quarter past Allen, servant to Mr Rodgers, whole four in the afternoon, when, after tasale shoemaker, Ellbroad-street. It king a little refreshment, Mr Rod. appeared in evidence, that the deceas. gers returned to the room in which ed had been upwards of fourteen he had left Allen, and on opening the years in the employ of his master, at door "he beheld the unhappy culprit Stafford, and in this city, in the con- drawing a knife across his wind-pipe fidential situation of foreman, and with great violence. Allen, on seethat Mr Rodgers had for some time ing him, endeavoured to stab Mr suspected that he had been robbed. Rodgers, and also a friend of the Mr Rodgers, perceiving a journey- name of Haynes, who had come in to man whom he suspected coming to his assistance.-An alarm being given, à receive a certain quantity of goods, he was secured, but expired almost waited till he had been helped, when immediately. Verdict of the jury