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   Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - June 25, 1764, London, Middlesex                                V K _ G T OL. m e 26. f W J T U E SI) Alf -1J ' IForcefttr, June 23; 3 two ifiieh Were tftowiiig iri a field; jdibut half a niile from TcriBiliyiij this couri- M6M fell h the other not obferv-fifat ''cfenlittttihk at his Work, a* fecdffd fliih-facce6ded; which broke IHs'fcytheintwo while it was in his hand, and ifrb^e part of the blade with fuch violence a-ftittfthis leg, that it fluttered th^bone: hehad 1 ircfc recexv&I tHS inj&r^r'e he called o^t fteldftner for affiltaitoei whb by this time had recovered a little from his fright, and tl>p lofs of his-ffreech; but^asinhb. capacity to lend the other- any affiftahce, as both hip thighs and kneer were burnrib that h^nil'd not move either of theni.- Iniihis ... , remained tilt after;fixo*cjlock>^henfb^^ people returning Irbtn toorfc thro* thfc ntext JSwlf freani their groans, and came to their af-^Ciftance^. -It is feiared one -of thettr muft Iqfe 3ns legs hut the other is in a-faar way-of recovery;- What iVety remarkabrle,:rtflcteis!inbt ^fcfce lfcaft appearance of anv datnieerdone to , thefifcid, nofeven part being, fcorehed._ \      L  O  N D  O  N;  of Wardour-lireet, in the parifh of St. Anne, Weftminfter, in ,the county of Middlesex, ^Coachmaker, juftified as bail, in the Court of Common-Pleas, at Weftminiter, for Mr. Nathan Carrington and the otheij Meffengers, in the fum of 21721. on the Writ cf Error bought by them againft the verdict obtained by vlr.Beardmore, it appeared yefterday At the examination of Margaret Welton before Sir John Fielding, for 'defrauding a Butcher, near Covent Gar;en, under pretence of her being a iervant, a:.u �wanting change for a three-pound-twelve, after purchafing a fhoulder of real, that rh' ^feidWeftonhad committed divers other frauds,, the like nature,, upon different tratf efmexi,. , June 25, to WEDNESDAY; June 27, 1764.      - [Numb. 1086. from fome of whom fhe had obtained iix-and-thirties only, but from fome of them three-pounds-twelve fhillings. On Saturday laft one-Lewis, a Frenchman, was carried before Mr. Juitice Savory of Greenwich, charged with robbing a Shipmate at Deptford of wearing apparel to a considerable value, and committed to Maidftone goal: after the robbery he abfeonded and went over to France, wherfe hie received fome cafli, and came back to Dejrtfdrdi in order to compro-miie thfr Affair with1 his old (hipmate, who feemed to-agree to his propofnion ; but afterwards went?to a Oohftable and had him fecored. . On the 15^h ult. a Coachman attempted to drive into an inn-yard at Chelmsford, with great impetuofity (as is ufual for thbfe gentry, to fhew their d^terity in driving) forgetting he had two gafljeri^ers, on die top of his coach j whb, Hot b;eirig timfely awarfe of the arch, were fo terribly ^uloM,. that one of them, a fef-vant tp:. ijfr.' Ar&tt' of Biihopfgate-ftreet, furvivfcd 6nly tiliThurfday laft, and then, died : how :tHe othfet is,w�do not hear. OnF.riday eyfe^ing Mr. Wilcox, a'Scale-maketin St. Gilek's- in the Fields, w^s rup laife, in Tbttftftham- , Mi; the off-wheel going over his body, b^uifeS him fo terribly, that he exoired the fame Sunday morning laft a young woman, drefs-ed in a;ckan Upeagown, threw herfelf into the New River at lflington, and was drowned. To the Ed*tor ^Lloyd's Evening Post. S 1 Ks By inferring the following obfervatioris in your Paper, you will oblige one of your conftant readers, PASSING through Fleet-ftreet yefterday, I could not J\elp taking notice of the Ihat-tered condition of one of the xnoft beautiful fteeples in London (that of St. Bride'schureh.). It is furprizing to me, that in this metropolis, where arts and fciecces have arrived to fuch a degree of perfection, that a method of preventing accidents of this kind, has not been . thought of, or. if it.Sas, the more inexcufable >for not being put in execution.   One would . have^imagined, that the many uftful and entertaining experiments in ele&ricity had furpifhedthe philofophical Gentlemen, with fuch ample means of diverting the force of lightning, arthatnofarxrhurchnor greathoufe in th^ kingdom would be deftitute of fecurity againft its effe&s. I believe it will be granted, that no In&n has made greater difcoveries or improvements in that ibranch of natural philofophy, than the ingenious and celebrated Dr. Franklin, of Philadelphia,; whofe learning and abilities in many other refpecls4muft likewife be acknowledged to be very confpicuous, by every one who has, the pleafure ofhis acquaintance. Since that Gentleman has communicated his method of conveying .the ele&ri'c matter of the clouds to the eartn by proper conductors ; moft nf the churches and privatehoufes ;n Philadelphia, Bofton,New-York,andother principal towns in North- America,-have been r.ropei]y guarded againft the violence of thim-; der Ilbrms ; which every one, who has vrfited of the world, muft be fenJIMe, are ten times more frequent and awful than in Europe, -and which, by the way, not only afford us fo rnasy more opportunities of experiencing the advantages of conductors, but ferve as convictions of their efficacy to every judicious pbferver. The following method is that made ufe of in moll parts of North-America: -The fpihdles of the fteeples are terminated with two of three ftiarp points of fteel or iron; a communication is preferved by a rod of the fame kind, to the def th of two or three feet in tfy? earth; thejod may be about an-inch and half* round, more or lefs. It is beft to have it without the buildirfg-, fince it may be more eafily difeovered, if by any accident it ihould be broken. Upon the tops of private houfes, poles are creeled vertically, with fhirp points fixed at their extremities as in the fpmdles above, the rods or wires defending in the fame manner. Some have bells, fixed in fuch a manner, as rhat,\vhen the clouds approach, they are heard to ring very frequently, without any n'oife of thund6i>of flafhes of lightning. This is very fimple, and far J^om expenfive. If Captains of fliips would but take noticfe of this hint, and have a wire or rod inlaid fa the inafts arid decks,, and conduced over the fides of th.eveflels^into the water, which might be done with great facility, and without any inconvenience to the tackling, many dangers, which their lives and fliips are expofed to, would then be evaded. Doubtlefs, many people may condemn this, as endeavouring to fruftrate the defign of the Almighty; bot, as man is endowed with an underftanding fo, far fuperior to-the reft of the creation, it will not be denied, that he may ftudy his own prefervation without offending Divine Majefty. Thefe are objeaions, however, that can be offered by non^butthe ignorant andilliterate, whofe opinion orxenfulc is nbtto be regarded. AAifiRiCANVb. For Lloyd's Evening "Post* The Glocefterihire ^Enicjma confident 1 (^AN it be Nothing? Nothing-cam) ot be, j Yet, thro' each line, not any thing I fee j. One only doubt except, and that m^TfalK As Genius dead> appears at Nothing^ cafii Again, Juft Compliment our Author pays And that which is nor, fpake, and Noth&g faid. ; Glevum. -   �' . . Bankruptcy pdfiptm. Thoma* Rpthwell, late of Bolton in the Moors, Lan-caihirc, Dealer- ; To appeaft Aug. 7> at tbc Royal Oak Inn in Manchefte*. B A n k u tf f.tri John EJhs, of Hampflhwaite iii Yorkshire, Grocer-and Checfemp33ger. To appear July u,,i�, atthe-White Horfe iqj Otley, aad Aug. 7, at the Black-SVvah in Coney-ftreet^ Tfork. Dividend's to be ihhde t6V^editors. July 17. Seth Ward, late of Buftcirt U^OnTrtnt, Sta& T ford-fhire^M^fchantV deceaifed." William Bellamy, ^of I^D&n, Merchant* 18. Auguftii-e Peeking, of carlington in Durham, Grocer. z6, John Key, of Priors MarAon in Warwick- Aire, Dealw; grated Haifpenny. ]   

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