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ving sunk so low as 16. The Kennet gry words passed between the parties. and Avon Canal, near the city, soon The prisoner did not deny having combecame frozen over, and on that day mitted the deed, but calmly said, whea several skaiters ventured on the sur. taken into custody, “ I am the man face of the basin ; and, we are sorry who shot him.--I had no other means to state, that three lives were unhap- to preserve my life.”—They examined pily sacrificed to this temerity. A son the musket, and found it wet and of General Sir W.Cunningham, a young warm, as if recently discharged. geritleman who had just finished his Dr Walker, surgeon to the 60th, education, and was on the point of ac. deposed, that he had examined the cepting a desirable situation in the East wound, and had no doubt that it was India service ; a son of Dr Briggs, of the cause of Coady's death. Worcester, who was on a visit at Sir The prisoner, when called on for his William's; and Felix Mogg (an ap- defence, requested permission to read 2 prentice of Mr Harrison, of Union. paper which he held in his hand. passage), son of

Mogg, Esq. of In substance it was to the following ef. Wincanton. The youngest of the fect :three, Master Briggs, fell in first, and “ That he was by birth a Dane; but that his companion, in endeavouring to res. he had been many years in his Britannic cue him, shared the same fate. Anx. Majesty's service. That he had a sincere ious to render assistance to the unfor. regard for the deceased, with whom he had tunate young gentlemen, the third of unreserved intimacy and friendship.

for nearly a twelvemonth lived in babits youth hastened to the fatal spot the They had never quarreiled, never disputed, fragile substance again gave way, and ibeir mutual attachment, instead of exo and he also sunk, never again to rise periencing any diminution, seemed every alive !Thus have three families been day to increase, and to resolve itself into plunged into the deepest affliction by a most brotherly affection. Unfortunately, this deplorable accident.

about three weeks ago, his nocturnal slumSurrey Assize Court, Jamaica, bers began to be disturbed by visions and Thursday, Sept. 16, 1813.-TRIAL

dreams. The former represented that a OF J.M. LANDGRAFF FOR MURDER.

great danger impended over him, and in

the latter it was clearly shown that it would The prisoner, John Landgraff, was ar- spring from one that was dearest to him. raigned on an indictment for shooting, He regarded neither, but he was still trouon the morning of the 26th of June, bled by them. He took the resolution to Serjeant Patrick Coady, of the 6th unbosom himself to Coady, who, after hear. battalion 60th foot, in the barracks of ing all he had to say, treated the subject Port Antonio. By the direction of the very lightly; A few nights after, he was learned judge, the prisoner pleaded Not warned by the same vision, that the danger Guilty: Lieutenant Goldsmith, Cor: approximated; that it threatened his poral Paterson, and a female negro,

existence, not only in this world, but his

salvation in the world to come ; and that were the priocipal witnesses. They it could be averted only by great resolution. deposed, that the prisoner and Ser. His fears became roused. He supplicated jeant Coady were in a room together : to be informed in what manner he should that the latter was cleaning his accou- act. He was given to understand, that trements, and talking at the same time that would be revealed hereafter in dreams. to the girl, when the prisoner walked Accordingly he did not cease to be favoured deliberately towards him, put the muz

with them, and learned that his dangers zle of the musket to his back, and shot

sprung from Coady. His mind became him dead. So far as they had noticed, He brooded over the necessity of putting

in consequence steeled against his friend, there had been no quarrel nor any an- him to death, that he might not lose his

son.

hopes of eternal salvation, which his sense portant branch of agriculture, in those of religion rendered peculiarly dreadful counties where it is properly appreciaand afflicting to his mind. He at length ted. There has been a greater number determined on sacrificing his friend. On of draining tiles sold this

winter than the inorning of the 26th of June, he rose

in with that dreadful purpose labouring in his

any preceding year. This is a most breast. He loaded his musket, and came

valuable acquisition in those tenacious unawares behind Coady and shot him. districts where stone cannot be procuThe jury found him guilty. As there were

red. no other proofs of insanity, he was execu• SCOTLAND.—The ploughing in sun. ted,

dry instances commenced about the beginning of the month, and some progress

was made upon wettish ground, for a AGRICULTURAL REPORTS.

crop of oats, and also upon land intend. ENGLAND.--The weather during ed for turnips and potatoes next sea. this month has been highly favourable The rain, however, the snow, for the young wheats: the early-sown and the frost, that followed each other have put forth a strong plant, forming in quick sucsession,soon suspended these a verdant mat to protect the tender operations, and the husbandmen had fibres from the winter's frost. The leisure to attend to the disposal of their latter sown breadths have scarcely made cattle. There are a very full stock their appearance above the surface of of cattle in the country, many of which, the soil; and, from the dirty way in on account of the high price of butch. which the seed was put into the earth, er meat, are stalled, to be fattened ; in consequence of the extreme wet and, as the turnip crops are abundant, weather, but little can be said of that this will be easily effected. Cheese crop which does not appear.

The and butter are also still in request, and wheat of last harvest yields most a. the prices high. But now, that grain bundantly to the acre, and the quality has fallen so much, the dearth of any is fine.

thing that borders upon luxury ought Barleys have come freely to the not to occasion either murmuring or market since the cattle have returned discontent. tothestraw-yard. Threshing machines, By the serene mild weather in sumin some districts, are getting into dis- mer and autumn, the sheep in the hill repute, on account of their not thresh- part of the district are said to be in ing barley with the same facility they excellent condition. They are genedo sheaf-corn, and from the large quan- rally smeared with a compound of tar, tity of corn they throw out with the and the oil of butter, in the month of

November, which occasions much hur. Oats and peas are very productive, ry and bustle among

the store-masters and of fine quality.

and their herdsmen.-Much emulation All the soiling crops look well; and and professional dexterity are displayed the whole of the brassica tribe, from in the business. It consists in making the late growing weather, are of large an opening, or shed in the wool from size and fine quality.

the head to the heel, without too much Ditching and draining have been the rufling or hurting the beast, and then principal out-door work of the last in spreading the ointment or tar equmonth, in consequence of the short du ally in alternate sheds all around. The ration of the frost. The fall in the rise in the value of the store-masters price of corn has not much impe- stock, which has taken place without ded the efforts of the farmer in this im- any exertion of their own enables them

straw.

to vie in opulence and stile with throbe. This spencer, when worn over most active corn-farmer.

the evening dress, affords at once both Fashions.--Promenade or care comfort and utility; and, with the adriage Costume.-This dress, when di- dition of a straw or velvet hat, ornavested of the spencer, or jacket, exhi. mented with feathers, and half boots bits the evening or opera costume, or Roman shoes, constitute a most at. which consists of a round robe of ma- tractive and appropriate carriage or rone or crimson-coloured Merino ker promenade costume. seymere, or queen's cloth, ornamented The Walking Costume.- High dress. round the bottom and up the front es of cloth, with a cloak to corre. with a fancy gold embroidered border. spond, are at present in high estimaThe bodice is composed of satin, or tion. A small turned up cloth hat, velvet, of the same colour, trimmed simply ornamented with a satin ribband round the bottom and sleeves with to correspond in colour with the cloth, gold braid and narrow swans-down; and put on over a lace cap, which is the front of the bodice richly orna- ornamented with a full puffing in front, mented with gold and pearl buttons. is worn with a mantle. A gold band and pearl or diamond The Kutusoff mantle is the decided clasp confine the bottom of the waist, favourite of our most elegant belles ; with a gold frog pending on each side, it is made in general of pink, scarlet, inclining towards the back of the fi- or ruby cloth.—Princess Mary's hat gure. The robe is laced behind with is most generally worn with this mangold cord. Hair disposed in dishevel- tilla, and is either pink or white satin. led curls, falling on the left side, Morning dresses are now more gee and decorated with clusters of varie- neral in cloth than in any thing else. gated autumnal flowers. Necklace For dinner dresses, velvet cloth, and composed of a treble row of pearl, twilled sarsnet frocks, are universal ; white cornelian, or the satin bead, waists are, as in half dress, very short, confined in front with a diamond clasp. and the sleeves of dinner dresses are Ear-rings and bracelets to correspond. also worn much shorter than they Slippers of crimson velvet, ornamented with gold fringe and rosettes. In full dress, white satin or velvet White kid gloves, below the elbow, is universal.- The most elegant that Fan of richly frosted silver crape, we have seen was one composed of

The great convenience and novel purple velvet ; it was a frock; the attraction of this dress consist in its body and sleeves were slashed with admitting of a spencer of the same ma- white satin, and the edge of each slash terial as the robe, which is richly orna. ornamented with a very light, narrow, mented, a la militaire, with gold braid and beautiful silver fringe. White saand netting buttons, forming a sort of tin frocks, richly embroidered, either cpaulette on the shoulders. The

were.

spen:

in silver or coloured silks, are much in cer is embroidered up the seams of the favour; as are also draperies compoback, on the shoulders and cuffs, to sed of either white lace or crape em. correspond with the bottom of the broidered to correspond,

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APPENDIX I.-GAZETTES.

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