At the Mansionhouse, on Wednesday, a clerk front the bank
of Joseph Marryatt and Company requested attention to the following statement which he gave to the Lord Mayor-
. A respectably-dressed man, of dark complexion and about live feet time inches high, called at No. 2, Laurence Pountney Lane, with a 4 Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, ub
aphical, Historical, and Commercial,' by T. G. Bradford, (an Ame- rican work, cud presented it with a list of sscribers' names, took a check for
5/. 5s., for t name of Joseph Marryat, Esq., therein inserted, and signed the name ' W. Bradford.' It appears that this list of subscribers is genuine, but of very old date. The inscription on the outside is in gold letters, with 5/. 5s. printed on the cover ; and it contains the names of several of the nobility, &e. Mr. Joseph Marryat now writes from Naples—' rhe num to whom you paid. 5/. 5s. has regularly cheated you. Ten years ago 1 subscribed for is geological map, which was delivered and paid for. Keeping the book of subscriptions, he got W. 58. front my banking-house about a year ago for the Sallie sort of trumpery maps, upon the both of that same signature, toil now again has played the same trick upon you.'" The Lord Mayor said, that this was not an uncommon trick of swindlers. Au attempt had been recently made to swindle the Lady Mayoress in the same manner ; " hut a book of subscriptions would never conjure the money out of their pockets."
On the seine day, the Lord Mayor fined a tipsy cabriolet-driver, who pleaded that he had been Lady Cowper's footman, with the penalty of five shillings, and endorsed " drunkenness " on his certificate.
A respectable publican was also fined five shillings for " walking into a house in a state of drunkenness."
At the Marylebone Office, on Moeday, the Reverend John Ouseley, of Sloane Street, Chelsea, was ordered to pay the usual fine as a punish- ment for being " dead drunk " in the streets. The reverend gentle- man's coat was torn to rags, and the Policeman said his bat was " smashed to a jelly."
At the Marlborough Street Office, on Wednesday, Mr. Campbell, a medical gentleman residing in Wilton Place, was held to bad on a charge of purloining and forging certain deeds, with the intent to plunder Mr. Palmer, of Hohne Park, Berkshire, by representing a Mr. Cook as the rightful owner of Mr. Palmer's estate.
From some proceedings that took place at Guildhall on Monday, it appears that a combination exists among the bookbinders. Five men in the service of Mr. Renmaut, of Paternoster Row, were held to bail on a charge of conspiracy ; but the particulars of the case did not transpire. It was understood that two masters had discharged about two hundred journeymen on Saturday last.
An inquest was held on Thursday, at the Middlesex Hospital, on the corpse of James Hurst, a cab-driver. He had been knocked down, in Great Marylebone Street, by the carriage-horses of Mr. Bermister, of Upper Wimpole Street, driven at a furious rate by John Nott, Mr. Bermister's coachman : whilst on the ground, Dr. Wright's carriage was driven over him ; and the wounds he received proved mortal. Nom Mr. Bermister's coachman, was drunk. The Jury found a verdict of "Accidental death," with a deodand of SO/. on the coach and horses.