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A SHORT VIEW OF THE PRESENT?…

'--..-LADIES' FASHIONS FOR…

MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT.

-----BANKRUPTS.

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An inquest was hetd-un the 19th ult. at Wel- liii"ore, on the bodies otvWilliam Newton, miller, and Richard Pridgeon, a fine lad ot about 8 years of age, who happened to be in Ihc IlJllllhcre belonging to Mr. S. Robinson, at the lime the same was blown down on Fri- day, the 16lh ult. From thedate inscribed on the post of the above mill, it appears that it had been standing upwards of 200 years. Reading, Jan. ft. The Bank of Messrs. Marsh, Dearie, Westbrook, &c» at this 1)lace. stopped payment at half-past eleven o'clock this morning to "attempt to depict the con- sequence would be futile, it can be better cou. ceived than described I The firm had opened Its usual, at ten o'clock, and at the above-men- tioned lime announced their insolvency I the shock was electrical, and numerous families are. to all appearance, involved in utter de- struction. It is said that the plale wrought as a present to the value of 200,0001. to the Duke of Wel- lington from the Prince Regent of I ortugal, is manufactured by Italian artists. It is ex- quisitely beautiful, and is silited to accommo- date aMable fropi six to 60 persons. The sets are in sixes, and to any inulUplication of lhat number up to 60, they are complete in their centre pieces and appropriate embellishments. The candlesticks are composed of spears, the triumphat arches are decorated with banners,, and weapons of war, and every distinct piece is of a military character. Extraordinary crop of Potatoes.-At a late meeting of the Agricultural Society of the county of Waterford, in Ireland, a Silver Me- dal was awarded to Thomas M'Dougall, Esq. of Grange, city of Waterlord,for the best crop of drilled Potatoes, with the annexetLobserva- tion on this particular premium. » The Com. mittee cannot avoid publishing the extraordi- nary produce of Mr. M'Dougall s crop ot po- tatoes, which in size and weight has proved the superiority of Drill H usbandry ■ 1 he red. apples produced 812 baarels tc-the acre, be. ing 21 tons, 16 stone, 4lbs. This, a! the pit sent Dublin prioe, arootints to 1261. Js- Being dug under the inspectiou ot tbe Judges, j it can be verified oa oath.

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