A poor man, in a fit of vexation, drowned himself
the other day, at Farlemh-Bridge. His wife had been out to a party, much against his
inclination, and was intent upon going to a second. The husband, find-
ing no entreaties could prevail on her to relinquish such gambols, told her he should not live to see the arrival of another occasion for her wonted pleasure. However, the opportunity did occur for a repetition. of her pleasure ; and the husband, after giving his children various articles as remembrances, took his way towards the river. He was seen by a person who supposed he was fishing; and on being asked by him if he had had a bite, said " No ; he should be a bite himself presently." He was afterwards found in the water, with his legs tied together, and attached to a rope round his neck.—Maidstone Gazette.
On Tuesday, Mr. Robert Hewlett, chair-maker, put a period to his existence in Great Bolton dungeon by hanging himself with apron
strings. The unfortunate man had only been married about five weeks.
A distraint for rent was put into the house ; and in consequence of the resistance made by Hewlett to the bailiffs, he was lodged in the dun- geon. There was a boy in the same cell ; but it being dark, he was not aware of the rash deed having been committed.—Manchester Guardian.
At Llanelly, last week, a man who, it was supposed, had died front the cholera morbus, was regularly laid out by his friends for interment; when suddenly the suspected deceased person arose from amidst his coffin, and, after staring about in silent wonderment at the oddity of his situation, bolted out of the house stark naked, exclaiming, as low! as he was able," I am not dead yet ;" to the no small terror of the people, who had assembled to pay their last duties to their friend.-. Carmarthen Journal.
During the night of Saturday last, a rick of hay, containing about 35 tons, was consumed by fire, at Forton Farm, Longparish, near An-
dover, occupied by Mr. Joseph Vincent. A reward of 1201. has been offered, which will be paid to any accomplice, who will also receive his Majesty's free pardon.—Hampshire Chronicle.
About six o'cleck on Friday morning, Brook Street Chapel, Tavi- stock, was discovered to be on fire ; and in less than an hour, the whole building was in ruins. This chapel was erected by subscription, about thirteen years since, at a cost of 1,8001.; and a great additional expense has lately been incurred for introducing the gas, new painting, 8ze. The vestry, with a valuable library, the devotional books, and all the interior of the building, are destroyed. The building was insured in 800/. only.— Western Luminary. On Wednesday, during a violent storm of hail, attended with thunder
and lightning, a barn, with five valuable ricks and a waggon, the pro- perty of Mr. Hashlowe, of Tamworthe were entirely burnt. Provi- dentially it rained bard, or some men would have been employed thatch- ing the corn in the waggon where the electric fluid fell, and must have lost their lives. The loss is estimated at 2001. The same day the lightning shivered a very large . oak-tree in the plantations of C. E. Repington, Esq., at Amington, and twisted it completely aside from its original standing. Next day a very large tree, standing upon the
estate of Lord Beauchamp, at Hall End, shared the same fate. ,
On Wednesday, two men were killed by the lightning in a field he... longing to Mr. Taylor, of Little Buekland, in Gloucestershire. Four labourers had sought the shelter of a large elm-tree, and were sitting irr a row at the time. The lightning passed down the tree ; and dividing,
struck and instantly killed the outside men of the row, leaving those in the middle but. little injured. A large hole was torn in the back of the hat of each.
On Saturday morning, Bath was visited by a terrific storm of thunder,- which lasted for about a quarter of an hour ; and in the afternoon, about half-past three, hail and rain fell in torrents. At Dunkerton, three houses were stripped of their roofs by the violence of the storm ; and a large tree was shivered near Radstoek by the lightning. —Bath Journal..