Mr.Montague, the City architect, has had enough of his illegitimate
child. The father of Anne Dyer, who affiliated the child to him, yesterday week, received a hundred guineas damages from him, and a similar verdict was taken for the young woman herself. Mr. Dyer also received damages from Alderman Harmer, for a libel published in the Dispatch, to the amount of 40s. with costs ; and a similar verdict was taken by Mr. Pulley, the attorney of Anne Dyer, for a libel also pub- lished in the Dispatch. Mr. Harmer's counsel tendered an apology for publishing that which was not true, and thanks for the liberal man- ner in which Mr. Pulley and his client had acted.
At the Alarylebone Office, on Saturday, a beggar woman, of power- ful muscles, was committed to prison for a month, for knocking down a lady in the street who refused to give her money. The woman followed the lady for some time ineffectually, and then knocked her down with a blow on the face.
Palmer, the Policeman charged with setting fire to the houses in Rotherhithe, was again brought before the Thames Police-office on Wednesday, and after a long examination of a number of witnesses, was again remanded to Monday next. Stagg, the fireman who has been in rustody on the same charge, was dismissed.
Two more houses, one belonging to a carpenter, the other to a glazier in Rotherhithe, were set fire to, and burnt down last Saturday morning. Again there was a great want of water. 1Vhat Water Company has the supply of this district ? and what are the terms of its act of incorpo- ration? We had supposed, that in case of fire, every Company was bound to furnish a plentiful supply of water in return for the privileges it enjoys.
A large hemp and flax warehouse, belonging to Messrs. Thatcher and Clarke, at the corner of Graeechurch Street and Great Eastelieap, and the adjoining premises of Mr. Balne, printer, was burnt down on Monday evening. The fire is supposed to have been accidental, and the property is said to have been insured.
A few nights since, some thieves got into Mr. H. Grittin's looking- glass warehouse, at the corner of Duncannon Street and Trafalgar Square, St. Martin's Lane, and stole the silver-gilt vase, or cup, weighing 200 ounces, presented by Lord Byron and the Committee of Drury Lane Theatre to Kean, in 1816. Lord Byron's and the whole of the Committee and performers' names are inscribed on the cup. A large reward is offered for the apprehension of the thieves.