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preventing its destruction, which stroyed, with his infantry and artillewould have rendered it extremely ry, formed on the banks of the river, difficult for us to succeed. We were was achieved with a loss that appears checked by the fire of grape-shot almost incredible. and musketry at the turning of the “ I have only to regret the loss of street. The grenadiers of the guards one officer, Lieutenant Brett, royal advanced to our support, and drove artillery, who was killed, gallantly every thing before them. At this fighting his gun, at the bridge. The moment part of the Spanish column intrepidity or this valuable officer was arrived ; we advanced to the bridge observed by the whole detachment. under a heavy fire ; Captain Cadoux, "The loss of the enemy must have of the 95th, with great judgment, been very great. We have taken semade a flank movement on our left; veral officers, and, I believe, near two Captain Roberts, of the artillery, hundred prisoners. C. SKERRET.” brought up with rapidity two guns ; REAPING MACHINE.-DALKEITH. a heavy fire of cannon and musketry Yesterday, the committee of the was soon brought to bear on the Dalkeith Farming Club, and a nu. enemy, who were driven from their merous concourse of spectators, as. position on the other side of the river, sembled at the farm of Smeaton, near and from the bridge, which they had Dalkeith, to witness the competition only in part destroyed. The grenafor the premium of 5001. offered by diers of the guards, and some Spanish the club, to any inventor of a reaptroops, led the columns that crossed ing machine, capable of cutting down the bridge. A general rout ensued, two acres of corn in the period of five and the enemy were driven through hours, with one or two horses, and the streets, which were strewed with two men. Several competitors were their dead, and pursued at all points, expected, but only one appeared, Mr leaving behind them valuable captures Smith of the Deanstoun works, near of horses, baggage, and money. Doune, Perthshire, who exhibited a

" It is difficult for me to express the machine of great elegance and simplijoy of the people of Seville. The in. city, impelled by one horse moving habitants, under the fire of the French, behind, while the action of the axle brought planks to lay across the puts in rapid motion, at the opposite - bridge ; and their acclamations and end of the machine, a drum with a

vociferous marks of joy, added to the circular cutter affixed to it. By the immense crowd, rendered it extreme- movement of the drum, the cut grain ly difficult for the officers to advance is laid in a row, and the machine is through the streets with their co. so constructed, that the drum can, lumns.

at pleasure, revolve towards the one “ The vast extent of this city, the or the other side, so as both in going exhausted state of 'the troops who and returning along the ridge to had advanced in double quick time throw the grain towards the open for three miles, and the want of ca- side of the field. valry, rendered it impossible to con The machine possesses great force, tinue the pursuit beyond the town. cutting a breadth of four feet at a Such was the rapidity of our attack, time. The cutter can at pleasure be that this victory over a Freach divi. placed nearer to or farther from the sion, and the passage of a bridge ground, and on a smooth and level which the enemy had materially de. Beld it can be made to cut at any degree of closeness to the ground which they were lowered, amidst the exultmay be desired.

ing shouts of thousands. FRENCA EAGLES.—The ceremony Her majesty seemed much affectof depositing these trophies of Bri- ed, and was observed to shed tears ; tish valour in Whitehall Chapel, took no doubt, for the loss of those brave, place this morning. At an early hour men whose lives fell the sacrifice of all the guards who remain at home these proofs of British valour. The were drawn up in a hollow square, eagles were then carried to the cha. on the parade behind the War-office; pel, where they were deposited, with the horse guards were also drawn up, the usual ceremonies. and formed a lane towards the back 29th. -Dissolution of Parliament, gate of Carlton-house.—The bands and declaring the calling of another. of the respective regiments were in GEORGE, P. R. their state dresses.

Whereas we, acting in the name Shortly after nine o'clock, the and on the behalf of his majesty, prince regent, dressed in full uniform, think fit, by and with the advice of and accompanied by the Duke of his majesty's privy council, to disCambridge, arrived. They were both solve this present parliament, which mounted on fine chargers, and were stands prorogued to Friday, the 21st received with presented arms, the day of October next; we do thereband playing the Royal Salute, and fore, acting as aforesaid, publish this the spectators, thousands of whom proclamation, and do hereby dissolve were present, hailing his presence the said parliament accordingly; and with shouts of joy and exultation, the lords spiritual and temporal, and The next object of attention was the the knights, citizens, and burgesses, arrival of the queen and several of and the commissioners for shires and the princesses, who were also greeted burghs, of the House of Commons, by rapturous expressions of affection are discharged from their meeting and loyalty, the guards presenting and attendance, on the said Friday, arms, and the band playing “ God the 2d day of October next : And save the King." Her majesty was we being desirous and resolved, as met at the entrance of the War-office as soon as may be, to meet his majesby the Duke of Clarence, who con- ty's people, and to have their advice ducted her to the board-room, where in parliament, do hereby make known the Princess Charlotte of Wales had to all his majesty's loving subjects, already arrived, accompanied by sea our will and pleasure to call a new veral ladies of distinction. The Duke parliament ; and do hereby further of York was on the ground.

declare, in the name and on the behalf The ceremony commenced by the of his majesty, that with the advice French eagles and colours being of his majesty's privy council, we brought forth from the guard-house, have this day given order, that the and placed in the centre of a detach- chancellor of that part of the united ment of the guards : they were then kingdom called Great Britain, and carried round the area formed by the the chancellor of Ireland, do respect. soldiery, preceded by the band; and ively forthwith issue out writs, in as they passed the window where the due form and according to law, for queen and royal family were placed, calling a new parliament : And we do hereby also, in the name and on A Wellington hat, composed' of the behalf of his majesty, by this pro- blended straw and white satin, conclamation under the great seal of the fined under the chin with white ribunited kingdom, require writs forth. bon, and decorated with a wreath of with to be issued accordingly by the flowers round the crown. A small said chancellors respectively, for cau. lace cap beneath, with a flower on sing the lords spiritual and temporal,' the right side. A long sash, or bra. and commons who are to serve in the cer, of blue figured ribbon, passed said parliament, to be duly returned over the shoulders, and tied in front to, and give their attendance at said of the waist. Roman shoes, of buffparliament; which writs are to be coloured kid or jean, gloves the same returnable on Tuesday, the 24th day colour. Parasol of blue shot silk, of November next.

with deep Chinese fringe.--AckerGiven at the court at Carlton mann's Repository.

House, the 29th day of Sep. Walking Dress.-A pelisse of Printember, 1812, and in the 52d cess Elizabeth lilac figured sarsnet, year of his majesty's reign.. shot with white, and sufficiently short

GOD SAVE THE KING. to show the flounce of the morning [There is also the usual proclama- dress beneath it ; it is made rather tion, ordering the electing and sum- fuller than they have been worn, the moning the sixteen peers of Scot. waist moderately long, and buttoned land]

all the way up with rich silk butFASHIONS.--Evening Dress -A tons ; collar rather full, and a bow of white crape robe, with demi-train, figured ribbon tied at the throat, fasand long full sleeves, gathered at re. tened at the bottom of the waist with gular distances, and ornamented with silver clasp in front; sleeves very long simple bows of ribbon ; bosom and and full. A ruff, either of scolloped back formed very low ; the former lace, or rich work, but to the latter ornamented with gold or Chinese silk we strongly object, as it looks very trimming,and unitedwith goldbuckles heavy, and indeed is not so general as on the right side. The robe is worn lace. Lilac gloves and shoes. Small over a white satin slip, and trimmed at Spanish hat of the same silk as the the bottom with lace or silver ribbon, pelisse, ornamented with three ostrich Hair confined in the eastern style, feathers, which fall to the right side, and ornamented with a wreath of va- a large bow of figured ribbon on the riegated flowers. Necklace and cross left. of blended pearl, and amber ear-rings Evening Dress. White figured en suite. Roman slippers of white satin demi-train, richly trimmed round satin, with gold clasps : fan of white the bottom with crape intermixed and gold crape, or carved ivory. An with chenille ; over this a short dress occasional Grecian scarf of whitelace. of white crape, made nearly to the

Walking Dress.--A Parisian wrap- knee in front, but considerably longping dress of plain jaconet muslin, or er behind, and trimmed with a rich fine cambric, trimmed on each side, embroidery of chenille ; this dress is round the neck and wrists, with dou- cut down round the neck so as to disble borders of fine mull muslin. The play it very much, a short crape sleeve sleeves very full, confined at the wrist falls over the satin one, and is trim. with gold bracelets and drop snap. med, as is also ths bosom of the dress, with chenille; the under sleeve is state, is, by consequence, shrivelled made very full, and looped up in front and light, and will detract conside, of the arm with a pearl ornament, rably from the goodness of the gene, The hair dressed very full on the ral sample. Far from the ears of forehead, and low at the sides ; strain- corn being of such magnitude this ed back from the front in the Greci- year as stated in the public papers, it an style, and fastened up in a knot at is generally reported that the wheat the back of the head, from whence ear was never smaller. It is never two ringlets fall almost to the neck, theless given on the highest authori. White pearl sprig, placed very far ty, that there is a probability of the back in the hair. Necklace and brace, present growth of corn being equal lers of the same. Spangled fan, and to the consumption of the country white kid gloves.-La Belle Assen for the ensuing year ; although there blec.

never has been a September, within

the last fifty years, in which so small AGRICULTURAL REPORTS.

a quantity of old corn remained in ENGLAND.-- In thn south-western, store. Of corn and pulse, generally and all the forward counties, harvest there is not an average crop. Beans is finished, with the exception of are partially good ; pease generally beans, which also are nearly harvest. bad, quantity and quality. Barley an ed. The same may be said of the inferior crop. Oats prubably may earliest districts in Scotland. The reach an average crop, and are said late districts are now in the middle of to be of good quality in Scotland. their harvest. A more beautiful and Potatoe digging not yet finished, but prosperous season, with respect to the roots most abundant, and where the weather, was never experienced; good species were planted, of fine but from the eager desire of antici. mealy quality. Hop-picking comple. pating the fall of markets, perhaps a ted, the quantity small, the quality greater quantity of wheat has been in great part very bad. Second crops hurried immaturely to the threshing of hay and clover well made and foor than was ever known in any abundant. Turnips, a fair crop, alprevious year. Yet the speculation though backward; the use of the has by no means succeeded, for great Swedish species declining in the south, part of the wheat so hurried has re- Cattle markets lower, Lean cattle, mained unsold upon the markets as Scotch, Welsh, and Irish, in plenty, unfit for immediate use, and must be and store pigs. Fat pigs and lambs kiln-dried, at great expence and waste. scarce and dear. Wool rather a riIn the mean time dry saleable samples sing market. The farmers universal, have hitherto suffered but a small de- ly engaged in threshing and sending clension of price. The probability, corn to market. however, ought to be noted, that ma. Sco'I LAND. The state of the ny errors in judgment were commit- weather during the month of Septed this year as to the state of the tember has corresponded nearly with wheat crop, which in some parts, what it was during the four precefrom the peculiar nature of the sea ding months. It has been warm for son wore the appearance of ripeness that advanced period of the season, a week or two before it was actually mild, and moist, without blast pr 80. The wheat cut in that deceptive storm, but the sun has for most part been much obscured. The last six ble plight, yellow ripe, well grained, or eight days of August, and the no way dasced or wasted, and every first eight or ten days of September, way to the wish of the husbandman. were indeed the warmest, clearest, The season has been favourable to and the best weather this season, but the very important operations of sumit has, during the last three weeks, mer fallow; and the wheat after that been grey, dark, and damp, with very preparation has been sown at the plealittle sunshine, and, except for two or sure and convenience of the farmer, three days, little rain compared with and in better condition than common what usually falls at this time of the in this climate. year.-Frost, the great thing now to The markets have fallen more dua be dreaded, has not yet done any ring the last two weeks than they harm worth notice. Every species ever did in so short a period. Oatof crop is truly abundant, as might meal, which lately sold at from 3s. to well be expected in a season where 3s. 4d. has now fallen to from 2s. to. the ground was properly dried in 28. 2d. a peck. The potatoe crop is seed time, the labour gotten well exe- 80 very abundant, that they can cuted, and the whole summer and scarcely be expected to sell at their harvest more than ordinary propitious real value ; but the fall in the price to vegetation; where there has been of the oatmeal has been greater and no blast, no storms, no Lammas more sudden than could have been exfoods, no equinoctial gales, and pected. This change affords ground where the frost, though frequent du- of consolation to the poor, and to the ring the summer, only retarded the mechanics and labourers, who have growth, but scarcely ever injured the experienced a season uncommonly setenderest plants. Wheat, which vere, from the extreme dearth and turns out far above a medium crop, their reduced incomes; and to which is now mostly reaped, and the great they have, with very few exceptions, est part of it secured in the barnyard. submitted with a degree of fortitude It has seldom been so free from blight, and resignation truly commendable. disease, or blemish, and the grain seems to be excellent. Barley and bear, (of which, however, there are now much less sown than formerly) perhaps never yielded a better re

OCTOBER turn, and as they were early they are mostly cut down, and the greatest 1st.-Some days ago a most dispart secured in the best possible tressing accident happened in the condition. The meal of this valua. neighbourhood of Perth. A boy, ble grain, well baked with potatoes, who was employed in keeping the now forms a substitute for bread cattle of a farmer near Rossie, had or flour, not only in tradesmen's fami- tied the halter of a young horse, lies, but at the tea-tables of people of which he had in his charge, round superior rank. Qats never grew more his body, and the horse being startled, luxuriant than in the present season, ran off with a violence which was inand part of that species of crop has creased by finding something drag. now reached the sickle, and some of ging behind him. Every attempt it in the barn yard, in the best possi. that was made to stop him only ren

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