21 NOVEMBER 1840, Page 2

An inquest was hell on Thursday on the body of

Mr. James Swann, aged fifty-seven, to Parliamentary agent and writer to the signet, Edin- burgh, who on Wednesday morning killed himself by jumping out of the second-floor window of his lodgings in Arundel Street, Strand. A verdict of "Temporary Derangement" was returned.

In the stormy weather of Friday the 13th, several accidents on the Thames occurred, but no loss of lives was heard of. On Saturday morning, the streets and pavements of the squares at the West-end of the town presented a scene of broken slates, tiles, chimney and flower pots, which had blown off the houses during Friday night. Some of the ship- ping in the Pool broke from their moorings, and caused considerable damage. Some of the trees in Hyde, the Regent's, and St. James's Parks were torn from their roots.

The good people of Hackney are determined to be in advance of events : on Monday, the bells there were ringing a joyful peal for the birth of a young Prince of Wales ! The same bells tolled for the death of the late King some days before he died.