24 AUGUST 1833, Page 10

Lord Berners, who had been visiting the Earl of Sandwich

during the Huntingdon races, has met with an accident which is likely to cost him his life. Orillruesday last, his Lordship had been drinking rather freely ; and upon getting into his phaeton, persisted in driving, although be was evidently incapable of so doing. The groom at length gave the reins to him ; and his Lordship, after proceeding a short distance, drove violently against a post. The carriage was overturned, and his Lord- ship thrown out.—Huntingdon Press. A. punt containing ten persons, among whom were Mr. Hills, the Mayor of Maidstone, some of his family, several ladies, and some g_entlemen from London and Cambridge, was upset as it was crossing the Medway, opposite Allington Castle, near Maidstone, on Wednes- day evening. All were saved except Mr. Chapman, of Cambridge University ; who was buried at Allington on Saturday.

Captain Burnet, of Dorchester, had his thigh fractured last week, by the upsetting of the Emerald coach, near Lymington, from the breaking of the axletree. Mr. Moulton Messiter, solicitor, of Sandwich, was thrown out of a chaise last week, on his return from Ramsgate, and killed on the spot. His clerk, who was with him, jumped out, and escaped.

Mr. W. Styles was thrown out of his gig, a few days since, between Lyme Regis, where he lived, and Axminster. The horse took fright and started down a hill at full speed. He received several severe con- tusions and fractures, of which he died a few days after.

Six artificers employed in Sheerness Dockyard were upset in a boat returning from a pleasure-party to Southend, on Saturday last, and four were drowned. Two of them were natives of Sheerness, the other four lately removed from Woolwich. About a fortnight since, Mrs. Goddard, of Chilton in Berkshire, found the bodies of two infants, in a dark old lumber-garret of her house. How they came there, no one could conjecture.

On the night of the .5th instant, about nine o'clock, a field barn, on the premises of Mr. W. Dewing, of North Creake, was discovered to be on fire. Many of the farming implements, the outbuildings, bullock- sheds, and a large quantity of straw, were consumed. The property was insured.

On Tuesday last, a fire broke out in a large wheat-stack on the pre- mises of Mr. Brown, of Old Walsingham. The corn was of this year's growth, and the stack had not been finished thatching more than an hour, when it was set on fire, and the whole was consumed.—Nor- folk Chronicle.