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the mill 18 and 19 pecks of meal, per has been observed in fashion since our boll. There has been no trial of the report for August. The town has pease or beans as yet ; but, from their been very empty, aud the lounging excellent appearance

on the fields, they costume observed at Brighton and the are generally expected to be far above other watering places, ceases invariably an average crop. Indeed, from the with the return of the leaders of ton great bulk of the stack yards, taken to the great emporium of fashion, Lonwith the above circumstances, there don. can be no doubt of the general crop being above an average of ordinary seasons. As the summer fallows are in the highest condition, many indivi

OCTOBER duals are busy with the wheat seed; some farmers have already got all sown, 1st. The commissioners of publicexcept what they intend after pease or records continue their labours to me. beans; but rain would be desirable, thodize, register, snd publish the pub. nay almost necessary, before that can lic records of the realm. In the course be accomplished, which is rather an un. of their researches many important common circumstance in this country. documents have been discovered which The grain markets have been well sup had been supposed to be no longer in plied during the harvest, the quantity existence, or bad been lost in the con. of old being sufficient for the demand, fused heaps of unarranged materials

. till the new grain is fit for being car. Amongst the charters of the liberties ried to market. New wheat in good of England, the Curta de Foresta, 2 condition has sold readily at from 40s. Hen. III. concerning which Sir Wilto 46s. per boll. Barley likewise sells liam Blackstone supposed that “ the freely, at from 38s. to 42s. per boll; original and all the authentic records the brewers having no stock on hand, were lost,” has been found at Durham. causes that grain to be eagerly enqui. In the Tower there has been found a red after for the purpose of malting. voluminous collection of letters missive Oats have hitherto been sold compara- from the kings of England, many of tively lower than the former articles, them in their own hand-writing, bebut as it is now certain that the distil. ginning with Henry III. and extendlers will be allowed to use grain during ing to the reign of Richard III. the ensuing winter, it is expected that The excavations among the ruins that grain may be brought something of Pompeia continue to be prosecuted nearer to the prices of barley. Shear- with much industry. An extent of ers have been sufficiently plentiful about 500 feet of ihe town wall has during the harvest ; during the first been completely cleared. It is from two weeks, the numbers were greater 18 to 20 feet high, 2 thick, and for. than could be employed, a matter al. tified at short distances with square ways to be lamented, as it is extreme- towers. In the main street, passing ly distressing for poor people, who of. in front of the temple of Isis, has been ten travel a great distance, in expecta. discovered the portico of the theatre. tion of being liberally paid for their la- Near the same spot, 10 feet below the bour, to find themselves under the ne- level of the street, was found a human cessity of begging for a scanty subsis- skeleton, and immediately beneath it a tence.-Wages have been about ls. large collection of gold and silver me6d. per day with victuals.

dals, in the finest preservation, chiefly FASHION6.—Little or no change of the reign of Domitian,

28.-A dreadful fire broke out at let off into the Mouse. It must have half-past eleven o'clock at night in the held in solution an astonishing quantity extensive farm-yard belonging to Mr of subcarbonate of iron, as all the fish T. Biggs, at Orpington, in the county in the river were immediately killed ; of Kent, about four miles from Chisle. its whole channel became deeply tinhurst. The flames were first discovered ged with the iron rust; and the water by the night patrole on the road, issuing has continued ever since to be strongly from several ricks of hay. The watch- chalybeate. In Clyde the effect has man immediately gave an alarm, and also been partially felt; and the chanfortunately succeeded in awakening the nel of the north bank is discoloured as family of Mr B. and rescuing them far down as Stonebyres Lynn. from their perilous situation. The STATE OF The King's HEALTH.fames soon afterwardscaught the barns, On Sunday the following bulletin was where large quantities of hay, straw, issued at St James's Palace : &c. were deposited, besides several “ Windsor Castle, October 2, 1813. other adjoining buildings; and at one “ His Majesty continues in a trantime, the whole yard, containing 16 quiland comfortable state, but without ricks of hay, straw, corn, &c. was in any abatement of his disorder." one continual blaze. The loss is esti.

(Signed by five Physicians.) mated at upwards of 10,0001. No lives 4th.-On Wednesday night last, were lost.

there was detected in Lord Roseberry's WINCHESTER.--On opening a vault, pleasure grounds, by Messrs Bell, last week, in the middle aisle of the west Gardner, Grubb, and Russel, revenue transept of the cathedral, for the in. officers, Queensferry, a very large disterment of the late Miss Poulter, a tillery : the still was carried off, but stone coffin was discovered immediately they succeeded in destroying upwards under the surface of the pavement, of 300 gallons of wash, some low wines, supposed to contain the remains either and four working tuns, one wash tun, of a prelate or mitred abbot. A ring one stick stand, and a great number of of pure gold, with an amethyst, about small casks. It is only three weeks the size and shape of a turkey's eye, since these active officers detected a set therein, and part of a crosier, much similar work, and seized a still of decayed, were found in the coffin, but forty gallons content, which was carfew vestiges of the body remained. rying on within a short distance of his The ring was in good preservation, lordahip’s house. and greatly resembles that on the left- The Queen not having been present hand of the effigy of William of Wyk- ai the consecration of a bishop, had ham, as represented on the beautiful expressed her wish to be present at altar.tomb in the same cathedral. The that of Dr Howley. Yesterday morncrook and ferrule of the crosier were `in{i, at half past eleven o'clock, her of metal, and the shaft of wood quite Majesty, and the Princesses Augusta plain. This affords internal evidence and Mary, arrived at Lambeth Palace, of its being of a much earlier date than wh re they were received by the Archthat of Wykham, which was composed bishop of Canterbury, who conducted of silver, gilt, of exquisite workman- thern into the drawing room, where ship, and is now preserved in the chapel Dr Howley, the Bishop of London of New College, Oxford.

elecl, the Bishops of Oxford, GloucesSome time ago, a large quantity of ter, and Salisbury, the vicar-general, water, which had long been stagnant in their full robes, and a number of in an iron-mine, at Wilsontown, was other distinguished characters, paid


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their respects to them ; after which at Dartmoor prison. Although 200 they proceeded to his grace's chapel. of them, principally Italians, were, last

week, sent to the prison-ships in Haducted into Mrs Sutton's family gal- moaze to be clothed anew, having lost lery. No person was admitted into the all their clothes by gaming, there re. body of the chapel except those enga. main many at Dartmoor in the same ged in the ceremony: among them situation. Theseunfortunate men play were the Archbishop of Canterbury, even for their rations, living three or the Bishops of Salisbury, Gloucester, four days on offal, cabbage-stalks, or and Oxford, in their full robes. Dr indeed any thing which chance may Howley, the Bishop of London elect, throw in their way. They stake the took his seat the last on the right of clothes on their backs, and, what inthe altar. The morning service was deed is worse, their bedding. It is read by one of the archbishop's chap- the custom at Dartmoor for those who lains. The Bishop of Gloucester read have sported away the latter article, the Epist e; the Bishop of Oxford the to huddle very close together at night, Gospel; the sermon was preached by in order to keep each other warm. the Rev. Dr Goddard, late master of One out of the number is elected boatWinchester, who took a general view swain for the time being, and, at twelve of the established church, from the o'clock at night, he pipes all hands to period of the Reformation, and dwelt turn ; an operation which, from their upon the divine institution and expe. proximity to each other, must be sidiency of the episcopal order. After multaneous. At four o'clock in the the sermon, the Archbishop of Can morning, the pipe is heard again, and terbury, attended by his two chaplains, the like turn is taken. proceeded to the altar, to read the At the sale of the effects of the ervice.

late preacher Huntingdon, an old arm Mr Jenner, the registrar of the pro- chair, intrinsically worth Afiy shilvince, read the mandate from the Prince lings, actually sold for sixty guine.is ; Regent, in the name of the king, for and many other articles fetched equally the consecration. Dr Howley retired high prices, so anxious were his admi. to an anti room, and put on his rochet, rers to obtain some precious memorial having been previously only in doctor's of the deceased. robes; he was then introduced by the At the sale of Sir Henry Vane Bishops of Oxford and Gloucester to Tempest's stock, one of the cows sold the archbishop at the altar, where se. at 961. a heifer calf at 561, and a bull veral ceremonies were performed, aid

at 2101. then retired to the anti-room, where The necessary preparations for a he was invested with his full episcopal winter campaign in the bleak moun. robes. He was then introduced again tains of the Pyrennees, are in consito the altar, and the usual questions derable forwardness, and intended for were put to him by the archbishop. the light troops, on whom that ardent The imposition of hands by the arch- and important duty will devolve. They bishop and the other bishops present consist of camp equipage, such as is concluded the ceremony.

peculiarly adapted for that kind of serThe sacrament was then administer. vice, great coats and warm pantaloons. ed to him by the arcbhishop, in which -A considerable quantity of these arall the others present participated. ticles has already been shipped, and

Nothing can exceed the rage for by the middle of this month the regaming that exists among the prisoners mainder will be sent away.


As Francis Seymour Larpent, Esq. when several engines arrived, which, Deputy Judge-Advocate with the for being well supplied with water, succes in Spain and Portugal, under the ceeded in saving the dwelling-house, Marquis of Wellington, was lately ric and the surrounding houses. The ofding amidst the vast mountains near the fice, with most of its contents, fell a frontiers of France, accompanied by prey to the flames ; but several deeds, some young officers and their several and other papers, were preserved servants, admiring the majestic scenery through the activity of the firemen. around them, and conversing together The accident happened, it is said, in imaginary full security, they were through the negligence of one of the descried from the neighbouring posi. clerks leaving a lighted candle on the tions of the enemy, and soon were sur- desk, the snuff of which fell amongst prised by a detachment. The


some papers. Officers nimbly and desperately sprung 8th. ---MAGISTRATES OF EDINoff their chargers, threw themselves BURGH.-Tuesday the Magistrates and into deep hollows covered with bushes, Council of the city of Edinburgh went and escaped, amidst a shower of shot. in procession to the High Church, Mr Larpent struck his spurs into his when an excellent discourse was preach. horse, and wheeled round in the con. ed by the Rev. Dr Campbell, one of fusion, but was instantly surrounded the ministers of this city. After divine and taken prisoner.--He and his ser. service, they returned to the Council vants are now at Bayonne.

Chamber to elect the magistrates for The Emperor of Russia, as a mark the ensuing year, when the following of his respect and regret for the loss of gentlemen were unanimously elected:General Moreau, has raised Madame The Right Hon. Sir John MarjoriMoreau to the dignity of a Princess banks, M. P. Lord Provost.William of the Russian Empire, with a pension Trotter, Esq. Robert Cockburn, Esq. of 100,000 roubles.

William Gallaway, Esq. John Mill, 7th.-A solemn funeral service was Esq. Bailies.-John Walker, Esq. performed at the French chapel, in Lord Dean of Guild.--Archibald memory of General Moreau. The Mackinlay, Esq. Treasurer.-William room hung in black, and filled with Creech, Esq. Old Provost.-Niel Rypersons dressed in the same mournful rie, Esq. Robert Johnston, Esq. Alex. costume, presented an affecting spec. Henderson, Esq. Andrew Dickson, tacle, of which the most interesting Esq. Old Bailies.-Kincaid Mackenand distressing part was the appearance zie, Esq. Old Dean of Guild.-George of Madame Moreau, supported by two White, Esq. Old Treasurer.-Messrs ladies. The French princes were there William Ramsay, William Arbuthnot, to do homage to the memory of a man William Waddel, Merchant Counselwho has fallen in so good a cause, and lors.-William Fraser, jun. John Mura great number of old French officers ray, Trades Counsellors.-- James Law, were also present.

Convener, William Armstrong, AnFire.--About one o'clock on Fri. drew Wilson, John Aird, Thomas day night a fire broke out in the office Thomson, James Denholm, Ordinary of Mr Philips, an attorney in East Council Deacons. William Marshall, street, Red-lion-square, which for some William Kennedy, Alexander Ritchie, time threatened destruction to the sur- John Ballantyne, John Inglis, Alexanrounding houses. The office, which der Gray, John Stenhouse, Alexander was situated in a back yard, burned Lawrie, Extraordinary Council Deawith great fury for nearly an hour, cons. Robert Johnston, Esq. Admi.



ral of Leith -Andrew Dickson Esq. They are computed to exceed 500 in Baron Bailie of Easter and Wester number. Each coffin lies about two Portsburgh.-Alexander Henderson, or three inches from the side of the Esq. Baron Bailie of Canongate.- other, with the heads in exact lines, William Ramsay, Esg. Captain of and about two or three feet from each Orange Colours.

row. They are formed of fat stones, In the evening the Lord Provost neatly joined together on the sides, and and Magistrates gave an excellent din. in the exact form of our present cofner in the Assembly-Rooms George's fins, and covered on the top with flag Street, to which about 300 sat down. stones ; some of them laid with stones

9th-Highway ROBBER ES.-On in the bottom, others not. It appears the 6th instant, as a woman belonging the stones have been brought from the to Elwick, near Castle Eden, was re- adjoining sea shore. What were un. turning from Stockton market, she was covered, were found full of sea sand, stopped on the road between Wolvis- which being carefully removed, a hu. ton and the Red Lion Inn, about half- man skeleton was discovered, lying past six in the evening, by a man on entire from head to foot.

The bones, foot, who took from her a basket con- excepting the skulls, on being taken taining several trifling articles she had out, crumbled to dust, but the teeth purchased at the market, and a few were in complete preservation, not one shillings in silver. The same evening, wanting, and appeared to have belong, about half an hour afterwards, as Mred to persons dying in the prime of John Thompson, of Castle Eden, was life. The coffins appear to have been returning from Stockton, and passing formed exactly to the length of the near the same place, he found Mr different bodies; the longest measured Thomas Prest, a farmer in the neigh. six feet nine inches ; the shortest five bourhood, lying on the road side, in a feet three inches. The thigh bones state of total insensibility from violent generally are of great length and thick. blows on his head and face, supposed ness, and one jaw.bone was discovered from some villains who had attacked of a prodigious size. him on the road, and robbed him of Towards the west end of the burial his watch and money, to the amount ground there are evident marks of boof 141. or 151.-Mr P. is a very stout dies that have been consumed by fire, man, and it appears he had made a re- but it has not been ascertained what solute resistance, as the lane near the extent of ground these covered. place was very much trampled and The farm has been in possession of bloody, as if with struggling. Mr the same farmer for three generations Prest's deplorable state affordo little back, and, it is said, a tradition has recovery.

been handed down that a battle was i2th.–Stone CorpINS. - East Lo. fought there, and those that were killthian. Last week, on trenching with ed were buried on that spot, which was the plough a field possessed by William then a rising ground, and always kept Hunter, Esq.' at the Knows, and be sacred from the touch of the plough, longing to the Earl of Haddington, until the present possessor ploughed a number of stone coffins were unco: it over many years ago, at which time vered. These are ranged in rows from a few coffins were discovered. south to north, with the heads to the Tradition also reports, that near the west ; and as far as discovered, cover- present farm-house there was formerly ed an extent of ground measuring in a bastel or bestial, an ancient place of length 54 yards, and in breadth 26. security for cattle during an invasion

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