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".On quitting the Marianna Islands we bent our course feet four inches in height, and the other for his strength pass into one of his post horses, in order to carry the towards the Sandwich Islands, where we spent about and activity. These two men meeting together one despatches of the court to distant provinces. They ex. treaty days, very busily employed, often perplexed as day in the street, (a third being present) the former, in hort me, therefore, to perform my duty well, when I to the means of victualling our ship. When we arrived a higb tone, made use of some insulting language to enter upon my new state ; not to stumble, kick, or bite, there, the old king, we found, had been dead thrce or the other, which he could not well put up with; he nor to hurt any one. Run well, they tell me; eat little, four months ago, and this event had been productive, called him a coward, said he was his inferior in every and be patient.--By this you will excite the compassion especially at Owyhee, of strange consequences. Whe- re pect, and so provoked his anger, that unable any of the gods, who will often at last convert a good beast

ther their grief was sincere or affected I cannot exactly longer to contain bimself, the latter, with great warmth into a man of quality, and a considerable Mandarin. I so pretend to ascertain; but the truth is, that the common instantly replied: You have grossly insulted me; confess, my father, that this idea makes me tremble; it

people, after having mutilated their faces and wounded but I will prevent you from doing the like again!' and haunts me day and night. In may sleep, sometimes I e seral parts of their bodies, actually seized upon all the it the same moment stabbed him through the body already imagine myself in harness, and ready to set off De catile belonging to the late king, who generally possesses with his knife, so that he dropped down dead by his at the first lash of the postilion: I awake in unspeakable

the whole of what is seen throughout the country, killed side. The alarm being immediately spread through terror, not knowing whether I am man or horse. Alas! and ate them all, and rent the air with their savage the village, a crowd of Indians assembled, and the how deplorable will be my fate, when this is no longer a bowlings. For this, my dear M., is the etiquette ob- murderer having seated himself on the ground by the dream! I will tell you, then, my father, the resolution

served in this country op such occasions, and the manner side of the dead body, coolly awaited his face, which I have taken. I am assured, that the followers of your - how they express any violent sorrow. The result was he could not expect to be any other than immediate religion are not subject to these calamities; that men

this, that I was obliged to go from one island to another death, particularly as the cry of the people was kill with you will be always men ; that in the other world, in quest of what was barely necessary to reach Port bim, kill him!' But although he placed his body and they will be what they were in this. I implore you 10 Jackson, for which we are now making.

head in a proper posture to receive the stroke of the receive me ainong you; I know very well that your reli "Our stay there was wholly devoted to several geo- comahawk, no one attempted to lay hands on him; gion is difficult to be observed; but were it far mong - graphical operations, entirely new, and particularly to a but after removing the dead body from where it lay, difficult, still I am ready to embrace it.' - considerable number of physical operations, which will they left him alone. Not meeting here with his ex- " This address, and the situation of the sick person, - be the means of procuring a rich supply for science, and pected face, he rose from this place for a more public excited my compassion; but reflecting that God makes enlarging the sphere of knowledge; in this, at least, our part of the village, and there lay down on the ground use even of simplicity and ignorance to conduct men to zavigation has proved fortunate, and has more than ful in the hope of being the sooner despatched; but the the truth, I took the opportunity which this gave me to Pulled my expectations, for the weather at the same time spectators, after viewing bim, all retired again. Sen-convince him of his errors, and to point out to him the was greatly favourable.”

sible that his life was justly forfeited, and anxious to road to salvation. I instructed him a long time; he be

be relieved from a state of suspense, he took the reso- lieved at last, and I had the satisfaction of seeing hins INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA. lution to go to the mother of the deceased, an aged die not only with more rational sentiments, but with all

widow, whom he addressed in these words. Woman, the signs of a good Christian.” (By the Rev, Mr. Heckeweldcr.)

I have killed thy son; he had insulted me, it is true;

but still he was thine, and his life was valuable to tbee. IMMOLATION OF HINDOO WIDOWS. * "Genuine wit, which one would hardly expect to 1, therefore, now surrender myself up to thy will.

food in a savage people, is not upfrequent among them Direct as thou wilt have it, and relieve me spet dily (Continued from our former Numbers.) I have heard them, for instance, compare the English from misery.' To which the woman answered: “Thou

ad American nations to a pair of scissors, an instru- hast, indeed, killed my son who was dear to me, and To the Calcutta papers of the 7th January, was ement composed of two sharped edged knives exac: ly the only supporter I had in my old age. One life is a letter from a British officer, dated Lucknow, de

scribing the prevention of the immolation of a widow is alike, working against each other for the same purpose, already lost, and to take thine on that account cannot

on the funeral pile of ber husband, by a party of that of cutting. By the construction of this instru. be of any service to me, nor better my situation. Thou

officers, who saved her at the risk of their lives, from ment, they said, it would appear as if, ir. shutting, hast, however, a son, whom if thou wilt give me in

being a third time thrown back on the pile by the these two sharp knives would strike together, and the place of my son whom thou hast slain, all shall be brutal mob who surrounded it. Suce this period, destroy each other's edges; but no such thing--they wiped away.' The murderer then replied; Mother, two instances bave been related in the above papers,

only cat what comes between them. And thus the my son is yet but a child, ten years old, and can be of of similar sacrifices having been prevented in a to English and Americans do when they go to war against no service to thee, but rather a trouble and a charge ;

much less hazardous manner, by the interference of

tha Collector of that place, near which it was in. one another. It is not each other they want to destroy, but here am I, truly capable of supporting and main

tended to effect them. The circumstavces of the but us, poor lodians, that are between them. By this taining thee: if thou wilt receive me as thy son no

first of the instances we allude to are as follow: means they get our land; and when that is obtained, thing shall be wanting on my part to make thee com

« CALCUTTA, MARCH 28th. the scissors are closed again, and laid by for further fortable while thou livest.' The woman, approving of

6. A young Bramanee woman of respectable fathe proposal, forthwith adopted him as her son, and mily, inarried to a dependant Zemindar, who was re"They have a strong innate sense of justice, which took the wbole family to her house."

ceiving from the bead Zemiodar a pension of 1000 will lead them sometimes to acts wbich some men will

rupees per month, was about, on his decease, to call heroic, others romantic, and not a few, perbaps,

born herself witb ibe body. The Collector of The will designate by the epitbet barbarous; a vague inde

TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS.

district, however, as soon as he had information of

this, sent to a Bramin to endeavour to dissuade the finite word, which, if it means and thing, might, pera

widow froin ber intention ; but the vehement oppo. baps, be best explained by something not like ourselves. Among the doctrines taught by the Bonzes or Priests sition of her parents, and more particularly 'ber However that may be, this feeling certainly exists of the Chinese god Fo, is the Pythagorean doctrine of brother, to her seceding from her resolution, renamong the Indians, and as I cannot describe it better the transmigration of souls. The impression which dered this attempt useless. The Collector detertban by its effects, I shall content myself with relating this doctrine makes upon the credulous Chinese, may

ir myself with relatiog Lihis doctrine makes upon the credulous Chinese. may mined therefore to try the effect of making a show on this subject, a characteristic anecdote which hap- be judged of by a fact related by Father le Compte in

of an intention to interrupt the ceremony by force;

and aware that any measures he should adopt for pened in the year 1793, at an Indian village called La his Memoirs. “I recollect," says he," that being one

this purpose would soon be made known to the parChine, situated nine miles above Montreal, and was day in the province of Chanci, I was called to baptize al ties.

$ above Montreal, and was day in the province of Chancı, I was called to baptize aties, he directed a dozen peons whom he statioped old me in the same year by Mr. Ramée, a French sick person. This was a man of 70 years of age, who

person. This was a man of 70 years of age, who in a street through which the body was to pass, to Canadian iobabitant of tbat place, whom I believe to lived on a small pension the emperor granted to him. seize the woman and conduct her to ber house ; and be a person of strict veracity. I was then on my re. The moment I entered his chamber, he exclaimed, at the same time concealed a guard of sepoys below tora from Detroit, in company with General Lincoln, *How much I am obliged to you, my dear father! Yon in the Bund of a Tank 10 euforce this measure if and several other gentlemen, who were present at the will deliver me from the greatest of misery! You know,

uecessary. The result was, that the people hearing and aave it their full belief: I thought it then my father, that I have lived for a long time on the the intended ceremony. the widow was ouite recon.

of the arrangements, desisted from proceeding with relatien, and gave it their full belief; I thought it so interesting, that I inserted it in my journal, from bounty of the emperor. The bonzes, who are well in- leiled to live a

eiled to live, aud sent a message to the Collector, which I now extract it :

formed of what passes in the other world, assured me, requesting, that as the pension of her deceased hus. • There were in the said village of La Chine, two that in gratitude, I shall be obliged to serve my bene- band would go to her brother, that he (the Collector) semarkable Indians, the one for his : tature, being six factor after my death, and that my soul will infallibly wouid provide for her. She is now enjoying a pen

sion of 18 pagodas per month, out of the allowance
scientific Records.

DRY ROT.
formerly granted to her husband.
“ The second case was of the wife of a principal

Col. Gibbs, of the United States, is of opinion that the Zemindar, whose death, and the determination of his Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve- reason why the dry rot is so much more frequent now.de widow to sacrifice herself on the following morn ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin- days than it was formerly, is that, in consequence of the ing, were not announced to the Collector till twelve gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, great consumption of wood during the last century for o'clock at night. He immediasely despatched a Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine- naval and architectural purposes, all the old wood has letter to the heir, threatening to oppose him to the

ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural been consumed, and nothing is now left for these pur. utmost of his power as a magistrate, if he did not

History; Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to be poses but comparatively young wood, in which the al.

burnum bears a much greater proportion to the heart prevent the sacrifice; he also addressed letters to

continued in a Series through the Volume.]

than in old trees. He mentions some facts that have the widow's relatives, and these measures were at. tended with the desired effect, and the widow in this,

been stated to him by Colonel Perkins, of Boston, and THE DEAF AND DUMB RESTORED.

which seeni entitled to attention. Several ships built as in the former case, was reconciled to live.

The Narrateur de la Meuse contains the following bers with salt, while on the stocks, and after the lapse of

| at Boston have been salted, or filled in between the time “We cannot conclude this subject without remark. Larticle on the cure of two deaf and dumb persons, who ing on the conduct of the Cullector, to whom we have recovered their hearing and speech. This novel

Uten or fifteen years the timbers have, in every case, bea have alluded; it is such as to entitle bim to the and successful operation was performed by M. Deleau,

found to be perfectly sound. A large ship, belonging y

ui. Col. Perkins which had been salted, (fourteen years old varmest thanks of every friend of humanity. In a young practi izner, a doctor of medicine, of the faculty

required repairs, new decks, and new iron work. Com his own heart, however, he wiil find a richer reward of Paris, ex-surgeon to the 4th regiment of cuirassiers, than the praise of the whole world cao vield. It is and now established at Mibie (Meuse.) The two deaf I sidering the age of the ship, it was important to examine

the frame in every part. nevertheless to be regretted, that we are not per and dumb, who underwent the operations (whereby he.

The ceiling was, therefore, and

ripped up, and a complete examination took place. The mitted to give bis name, as such disinterested ac. 1 perforated with dexterity and success the Mcatus Audi

result was, that the timbers and planks were found contions cannot be made too public. We trust, howtorius) are Mademoiselle Bivier de St. Mibiel, aged 16

pletely sound in every part. A vessel of 500 lt peyears, and the Sieur Tousant, son of the assistant maever, that the noble example he has set will be

quired 500 bushels of salt, and two years after being begistrate of Hans-sur-Meuse, aged 28 years. generally followed, as we have no doubt, from all | The young girl is doing extremely well. It is more cale di

built, 100 bushels were added to fill up the space of the we have been able to learn on this subject, that than a month since she underwent the operation. Her

salt dissolved. measures similar to those pursued by him, would, left ear is perfectly healed, and the opening made to the

ANTIQUITIES. in alınost every case, be attended with the same happy results.' At all events, we think that the sary. She takes notice of the least sounds, and begins! In removing the library, and clearing away the for Collector. Magistrate or Judge of the district. Ito articulate words in a very satisractory manner. Her and book-cases that have so long incumbered the Lady should not suffer these sacrifices to take place

vivacity pleases and her figure changes for the better. I Chapel of Exeter Cathedral, a discovery has been made without seeing the intended victim, and being as.

She is incessantly humming various airs which her sis of two ancient tombs. The sculpture of boch is eari, ters teach her.

They are placed in Gotbic niches of much later date; sured by viva voce evidence, that the intended The young man of Hans-sur-Meuse, who was ope- and appear to be only the lids of sarcophagi, and to immolation was perfectly voluntary. If too, the rated upon a short time since, hears as well as his com- have been removed from some other station to the unhappy widow, could be separated for four and rades, and even more lively. His right ear is finer than which they now occupy. The material is the Pete twenty hours from the wretches who surround his left; he makes constant efforts to pronounce all sorts beck marble. The most ancient of them is the her, and who are interested in persuading her to of words. The surgeon hopes that in three or four figure of a prelate with a depressed mitre, a beard and adhere to her resolution, and she could afterwards months the two subjects will speak perfectly. It is evi- | mustachios; the two first fingers of the right hand be examined alone, as to her wish to put an end to dent, that they must be instructed like children, who pointing upwards, in the act of benediction; in the left ber existence in this horrible manner, we imagine begin to make the first efforts to articulate.

hand a crosier. In spandrils, above the head, are side

M. Deleau is constructing an instrument, which will cherubs. that this resolution, made geoerally under the

The feet of the figure and the crogier rut afford the happy facility of finishing the operation in on two birds, which terminate in the centre with united influence of violent grief, and a quantity of

three minutes, by which its success will be more certain. single bead, the face of wbich is human. The side opium, aided by the clamours of relatives inte

By means of this instrument he will raise on the tym and ends are wrought into wide flutes, without fleth, rested in her death, would in most instances yield panic membrane enough of substance to prevent the like the fluting of the Doric column; the front is placed to the mild persuasion of a disinterested person, necessity of introducing probes into the perforation, parallel with the niche, and the upper corner of particularly if a promise of securing to her a pro- during from thirty to forty days. He is or opinion, at the back inserted four or five incbes 1 vision for her life were held out.

that he can restore the hearing of all those who may Tbis tomb is on the north side of the chapel. 11 “ It is unquestionably a subject of the deepest in

have been deprived of it by the obstruction of the Eus- other tomb is placed on a niche on the south side terest to humanity, and as such, we think yo apo- :

tachian organ, and by the obesity of the membrane of the chapel, immediately opposite that first described, logy need be offered to our readers for our frequent the tympanum.

Tbis is likewise the figure of a prelate, and is carted

in good style, and in mucb higher relief than the fute and strenuous endeavours, to call the attention of

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION. mer. The arms and hands are placed in easy and fi the whole of British India to the calma consideration

tural positions on the body, over the staff of the cre of the means by which such an abomination to

(From Thompson's Annals for November.) sier; ibe head or crook is defaced. The mitre God and man can be most speedily and effectually!

figure is of a more recent form than the other; abolished, so as to wipe off the foulest stain that It is the custom with many of the merchants and ma- feet rest on a chimæra, carved in a style of spirit whe hangs upon the empire of the East.”

nufacturers of Glasgow, to spend several of the summer beauty that would do honour to a period of motel months at sea-bashing quarters, leaving the care of their fined art. The head is that of a wolf, terminating the

town-houses to a single servant, or sometimes shutttng body of a serpent, branching off on each side and sci ACCOUNT OF THE WATERS OF THE GREAT them up altogether. A gentleman, a neighbour of ing down the sides of the lid, and branching of a NORTH AMERICAN LAKES.

mine, removed with his family to Largs, in May last, rich foliage, tastefully arranged by the feet of the figure, A Table of the Quantity of Water contained in the river carried with him all his servants, and shut up his house. | between wbich the head is seen. St. Lawrence and all its tributary lakes and rivers,

It was opened for the first time about the end of August.

The house stands on the side of a pretty steep declivity | A loom has been invented by a clothier of Malaitt from “ Darby's Tour.”

Medium Superficial area in Solid contents, in so that the kitchen, which is in the back part of the bury, by wbich the texture of cloth is rendered so clux
depth,
feet.

feet. house, though sunk considerably below the level of the bat it will resist the wet like a skin. We learn thr Superior .............Ft. 900 836,352,000,000!752,716.800.000.000

street, is entirely above ground. It is remarkably well the inventor has applied for a patent. Huron..........****

900 527,568,000,000 501,811,200,000,000 Michigan.......... 909 376.898,400,0001 359,208,560,000,000 I lighted and ventilated. I was in it on the day that the

The Journal de Nancy announces tbat a gentleman of Erie.....................

120 418.176.000.000! 50,181,190,000,000 house was opened, without perceiving any unusual ap- city has invented a carriage which is lon pelled forward by a per Ontario .........*

492 200,724,480,0001 98,756,444,160,000 pearance of dampness. In an opening of the wall near of mechanism, set io motion by a person stationed at the St. Lawrence and

the kitchen fire, originally intended, I believe, for an of the vehicle. It is said that 'six persoos may ride in this ce other rivers and

41,176,000,000 83,520,000,000 smaller lakes, oven, there was placed a wooden barrel, bound with riage as rapidly as though it were drawn by horses at a trolling

pace.
| iron hoops, and filled with oatmeal. This meal having
2,430,894,880,000/1,742,757,644,160,000 heated of itself during the absence of the family, had

HUSBANDRY. Lake Superior, in its greatest length, is 381 miles ; | at last caught fire, and was totally consumed, together A field of seven acres, in the county of Surrey, wa! its breadth is 161, and its circumference is little less with the barrel which contained it, nothing remaining last year prepared for barley by the spade: the labourer than 1152 piles; it is as remarkable for the transpa- but the iron hoops, and a few pieces of charcoal. I pre-employed earned in the winter 158. per week-9d. per rency of its waters as for its extraordinary depth. sume that the meal had been somewhat moist, and that rod being given for digging; and the proprietor cond

Lake Huron, from west to east, is 218 statute miles it had heated precisely in the same way as hay does ders that it would bave cost him double the espera long; at its western extremity it is less than one hundred when stacked moist. T'he great avidity which oatmeal to have had it ploughed. miles broad, and at about one hundred miles from its has for moisture, and the heat generated by its absorp. Mr. Falia, of Gatesbead, Newcastle, bas this per eastern shore it is barely 60 miles broad; but near the tion of it, must be familiar to every one who has been grown: upon land worked by the spade, two piecerat centre it suddenly bends away to the southward, and is in the habit of seeing oatmeal. Indeed Mr. Leslie wheat transplanted from a seed-bed into rows 6 incha 100 miles in breadth; making a circumference of little found that its avidity for moisture was so great, that it apart, which produced 17 coombs per acre; and co less than 812 miles.

could be substituted for sulphuric acid in his well. 12 inches, which produced 15 coombs; a fourth piece Lake Michigan deepens into a bay 262 miles in known method of freezing water, by confining it 'over sown in drill, and a fifth in broadcast, yielded length, by 65 in breadth ; and its entire circumference sulphuric acid, under the exhausted receiver of an air-coombs per acre. The produce of the land there w $781 miles. pump.

ploughing is usually about six coombs.

He is

Natural History.

small round ears, black outside, white inside ; around! From the Connecticut Herald, it appears, that the its nose and mouth were long stiff bristies, some appear progress of the Methodists, though somewhat checked

to grow out black half the length, then whire, six inches in England, continues to advance in America. AeTHE GROTTO OF GUACHARO.

ione. The hair on the end of the tail is ionger than cording to the minutes of the annual Conferences for the elsewbere; tail slim; its legs were short, and its feet year 1820, we find that they had 904 traveling preachers,

were like a cat's, only much larger; with large claws, besides 15 supernumerarics, and 42 superannuated, and (From Sketches of South America.") large iet th ; supposed to weigh about 150lbs.

that the number of individuals returned to the Confer. ences were 217,628 whites, and 38,753 people of colour.

The total last year was 240,924. and this year 255,881, CF The gulpb of Cariaco is frequented by innumerable

tliscellanies.

making an increase this year of 15,957. Three circuits 21 Bocks of marine birds.

of the Baltimore Conference were not returned; but, al. ! "When the natives wish to catch any of these wild

lowing the numbers to be the same this year as the last, fogel," says M. Lavaysse, “they go into the water,

LITERARY SHOEMAKERS.

the amount to 3409, which, added to the above, will Wiring their heads covered each with a calabash, in! The fraternity of shoemakers have, unquestionably, I

make an increase of 19,366. persons which they make two holes for seeing through. They

given rise to some characters of worth and genius. The methos swim towards the birds, (browing a bandful of

late Mr. Holcroit was originally a shoemaker. His a maize on the water from time to time, of which the draniacic pieces must rank among the best of those on

There was shot lately on North House Farm, Rox. grains scatter on the surface. 1 be ducks and other the English stage. Robert Bloomfield wrote his poem

burghshire, a raven that measured from the extremity birds approach to feed on the maize, and at that mo. of “the Farmer's Buy,” while employed at this busi

of its wings, 4 feet 24 inches, and from the tip of its mint the swimmer seizes them by the feet, pulls themness, and Dr. William Corey, professor of Sanscrit and

bill to the end of its tail, 2 feet 2 inches under water, and wrings their necks before they can | Bengalee, as the college of Fort William, Calcutta, and I make the least movement, or, by their noise, spread anche able and indefatigable translator of the scriptures A woodman engaged lately in splitting timber for

alarm among the flock. The swimmer attaches those into many of the eastero languages, was in early life a rail-posts, in the woods close by the lake at Haining, be bas caught to his girdle, and he generally takes as

shoemaker in Northamptonshire. The present Mr. a seat of Mr. Pringle's, in Selkirkshire, discovered in ?: Isby 2s are necessary for his family."

Gifford, the translator of Juvenal, and the supposed the centre of a large wild cherry tree a living bat, of a I Amongst the natural curiosities of this neighbourbood

editor of the Quarterly Review, spent some of his bright scarlet colour, which he foolishly suffered to si is a lake full of crocodiles and various other reptiles,

early days in learning the “craft and mystery" of a escape, from fear, being fully persuaded it was (with one of which, if we are to believe a common tradition

shoemaker, as he tells us, in one of the most interest. the characteristic superstition of the inhabitants of that of the people, resembles the winged dragon of the

ing pieces of auto-biography ever penned, and prefixed part of the country) a “ being not of this world.” The poets. In going from Chirupano to Guiria, our author

to his nervous and elegant version of the great Roman tree presents a small cavity in the centre, where the bat passed through the "smiling valley" of Rio Caribe, a irist.

was inclosed, but is perfectly sound and solid on each watered by nunerous streams, and which he calls the

side.-Caledonian Mercury. Temple and Compagna of Venezuela. Speaking of An old woman, a carrier in High -street market, the celebrated Grotto of Guacharo, in the mountains | Bristol, has lately come into the possession of £10,000 of Bergantin, M. Lavaysse observes, “In every coun- | by the death of a distant relation."

Correspondence. try the same causes have produced similar effects on the imagination of our species. The grotto of Guach

Lately, as some caravans of wild beasts, which had aro is, in the opinion of the Indians, a place of trial

| been exhibited at Buckingham fair the preceding day, anderpiacion: souls when departed from bodies, gol were proceeding from thence, a large polar bear con

AN AMATEUR PLAY. to this cavern; those of men who die without reproach trived to make his escape. He was immediately purdo not remain in it, but immediately ascend, to reside sued; but it was not until after a considerable chase, in

TO THE EDITOR. with the great Manitou in the dwellings of the blessed; which many of the country people joined, that he was Ethose of the wicked are retained there eternally; and

overtaken, and ultimately killed. It appears, that the voch men as have committed but slight faults of a ani

animal took refuge froin his pursuers beneath a bridge SIR-It gives me great pleasure to find so fatter. Tenial nature, are kept there for a longer or shorter at Bacon Wood near Stowe, having passed through the ing a compliment passed upon me, in your last, by 26. period, according to their crime.

village of Water Stratford, to the great consternation of aimmediately after the death of their parents and the inhabitants. During the chase, he was frequently fallen into better hands, and hope that, in my en

your correspondent J. P. “ that it could not have friends, the Indians proceed to the entrance of this fired at, but without effect. He was at length secured deavours to bring about this beneficial amusement, tavern, to listen to sheir groans. If they think they with ropes, but was strangled in the act of dragging hear their voices, they also lament, and address a | him from his hiding-place.

I shall be aided by the assistance of himself and o przjer to the Great Spirit, and another to the devil

many others.” Now, as the Theatre will be closed B: Maboya; after which they drown their grief with in

before this month is out, an early application for

At the Guildhall, in York, a most extraordinary octoxicating beverages. But if they do not hear the

the occupation of it will be necessary; and I sball I wished-for voices, they express their joy by dances

currence recently took place.-Eleven men from Marand festivals. In all this there is but one circumstance

be very glad to meet J. P. and all others desirous of ston, in the Anisty, with ten wives and twenty-three that creates surprise, it is that the Indian priests have

children, applied to the magistrates not only for relief, assisting us, on Thursday evening next, the 30tb inst. 90availed themselves of such credulity to augment

but entire maintenance ; having been all completely at seven o'clock, at the Albion Hotel, Ranelagbrbeir revenues. Many lodians, though otherwise con

thrown out of employment. Of course the whole nnm- street, in order to arrange for further proceedings. verted to Christianity, have not cea sed to believe in ber of 44 were ordered to be relieved, and £5 3s. 6d.

Yours, &c. Gacharo: and to descend into Guacharo, is amoog was granted to them weekly : making an addition to

J. H. P. : tbem, synonymous with dying. the parish rates of the small town of Marston (in one

(SEE NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS.) "Thue in the majestic foresta of South America, as day) of nearly £270 per annum. - In the ancient civilizatio'. of Hindostan; under the harsh climates of the north of Europe and Canada, as Shipley Fête Champetre. Recently, Edward Miller

TO THE EDITOR. in the burning regions of Africa, in all parts the man | Mundy, Esq. M. P. of Shipley-hall, Derbyshire, gave a of every colour is discinguished from other animals by grand treat to his colliers, tenants, domestics, &c. in that irresistible foreboding of a future life in which an commemoration of fixing a large new steam-engine, (ap- SIR_Having observed the letters of J.P. and Omnipotent Being recompenses the good, and punishes propriately named The Leviathan,) and opening of a J. H. p. respecting an amaten norfor man har evil doers. Whatever may be the modifications, differ-new colliery, in the immediate vicinity of his mansion.

the favour of your inserting these lines in your vaences, or absurdities with which imagination, igao. The plum-pudding extraordinary prepared for the occarance, and greedy imposture have enveloped this belief,sion was twenty-six yards long, and weighed about nine

luable Kaleidoscope, as a means of introduction to it appears to be one of the strongest moral proofs of hundred and eighty pounds! It was put into a new.

those gentlemen. If it be their intention to select Lbe identity of our species, and to be a natural conse. made bag, and boiled, or rather steamed, in a coiled a tragedy, I should be bappy to take a part in the quence of reflection."

form, in a large cylinder, for the space of twenty-two performance,

hours! and afterwards cut into divisions of one yard A few lines, addressed to A. B. left at your office, AMERICAN LEOPARD.

each. The tables were also substantially furnished with a
couple of fine oxen, killed specially for the purpose; nor

appointing an interview, will have immediate atwas there any thing wanting in the fruit pie line, &c.

tention. Frankfort, Kentucky, Aug. 21.- The following de. I to complete the tout ensemble. Our readers are no doubt cription of an animal lately killed in Ohio county, in quite on the tiptoe, by this time, to hear about another

TO THE EDITOR. bis state, bas been handed to us by the sheriff of that essential article to crown the joys of the day, the Sir John Logoty, who assures us that the statement contained Barleycorn. Well then, the gallant knight was “ no. berein is strictly correct:

thing loth," with his potent services ; he washed down SIR-In seleeting pieces for representation at the Aleopard was killed on the 6th day of June, 1820, the viands, reddened the cheeks, and gladdened the anticipated amateur performance, for the benefit of

Joho'six, living on the waters of Green River, ten | hearts of his votaries, to the tune of three hundred gall the public charities, it is to be hoped that those genailes south-east of Hartford, in Ohio county; length lons 1 Music, singing, and dancing, kept up the jocund

llemen who form the committee will avoid such rom the end of the nose to the buttock five feet, and scene till a late hour in the evening. The order that was tail two feet long; under the jaw the colour was observed throughout was admirable; to this, the per

pieces as tend to cherish party feeling, in order that white and black spois equally proportioned; the sides sonal attendance, exertions, and condescending affability

all parties may come cheerfully forward in support and back are yellow, with black spots curiously ar- l of the founder of the feast and his lady were mainly of this truly benevolent undertaking. ranged; a row of black spots on its back, much larger attributable.--It is said the coal, at this new colliery, lies

J. P, ban those on its sides,extending half way down the tail; | troo hundred and fifty yards deep.

Liverpool, Nov. 24th, 1820.

TO THE EDITOR.

TO THE EDITOR.

| thege otherwise convenient openings almost deserled.

I bave no doubt that the light which the gas affurds SIR-Allow me, through the medium of your very | SIR-It was suggested in one of your papers a few

would drive them into the obscurity ibeir derde interesting paper, to express my willingness to fur

require. weeks back, that an Obelisk, or Pillar, in the centre of

I remain, ther the laudable scheme of performing an amateur

Liverpool, Nov. 23.

MARITUS. play, for the benefit of the public charities of this

the New Haymarket would be a great ornament to that town. I could not, I am sensible, do justice to a part of the town. On passing that way this morning Very arduous part, but so far as my exertion can be I was much pleased with the idea ; and it occurred to of service to ihis my native town, or its public cha- me that a sum sufficient for this purpose would readily

To Correspondents. rities, they are, and will be ever, ready to answer at be raised, if it were to be erected to the honour of Mr. their call. Waiting the result of this commiunica- | LEYLAND, who has now, at an advanced age, taken

AMATEUR THEATRICALS.-The letter of J. H. P. tion, and hopiog to hear in your next Kaleidoscope,

is an advertisement; and we trust with confidence that from some of your correspondents, whether my as

upon himself to discharge the arduous duties of our our correspondent will repay us the three shillings and sistance will be acceptable ? Chief Magistrate for the third time ; an office which he sixpence, which will be required from us at the Size

office. has always filled with singular advantage to the com

J. H. P. by the proposed interview, will ni: I am yours truly,

terially accelerate the ineasure in contemplateG. L. munity.

The liberty we have taken with the date we can see The parts in the drama wbich Mr. Bass is in the Permit me further to observe, that I think it is a re factorily explain to him. babit of sustaining would be inost agreeable to me. | Aection upon the gratitude of our townsmen that we THEATRICALS. We thank LA ROCHE for the trouble Liverpool, Nov. 22, 1820.

cannot show a single public monument or memorial to he has taken in preparing his estimate, which ?

record the active exertions of any one of the many spi. should have published, had it reached us a fer vecka TO THE EDITOR. rited individuals which Liverpool has produced.

sooner. SIR-As an admirer of the drama, and as a warm

All that I apprehend is wanting to accomplish this Several correspondents, who have suggested the insertion friend to public charity, being born and educated object is, to find a few of Mr. Leyland's friends who | of verses, &c. on the subject of the Queen, met de

aware that we cannot comply with their wishes, com in this town, I assure you there is nothing I should would commence a subscription, and place books for

sistently with the professed plan of our work, a so much delight in 'as to offer my humble endea- this purpose in the banks and public rooms. The sub

which, by stipulation, as well as inclination, we do vours in bringing forwards on the Liverpool boards scribers would afterwards have to meet to elect a com adhere. Our motto, “ Utile dulci,” is so CULTOS a tragedy, which may in some measure tend to be mittee to be entrusted with carrying their wishes into

hensive, that we can very well dispense with poloa of advantage to the institutions that are supported effect.

I am, Sir,

The same reason applics to the suggested introducunt by charity in this town, conscious that some of them

of the details of the recent procession. are at this time greatly in debt. I should admire

Your obedient servant, the character of Bajuzet, in the tragedy of Tainer

ONE THAT WOULD SUBSCRIBE. W. M. wishes us to animadvert upon some gross 11

curacies which he would point out in a cotemporary ane ; Virgiuius ; Colonna, Ludovico, or Vicitio, in Liverpool, 230 Nov. 1820.

publication. We must decline the office, as its flet Evadoe, which I beg to say would be the most judi.

cise might disturb the tranquillity and good humeur cious tragedy to select, the characters being few in

BURR STONES.

in the spirit of which we wish to conduct the Kalcea I puwber. Hoping for an answer, I remain,

scope. The errata to whic

ata to which our correspondent aludt, W. H. B. TO THE EDITOR.

are in the mathematical department; and we take the 'N. B. I should like to be informed where the

opportunity to observe, that, if we have not derated dresses are to be found: by answering this, you

SIR-It is not, perhaps, universally known, that the an occasional column to such a subject, it has not bech

occasioned by any other cause than an apprebova would much oblige an ardent promoter of this highly- whole of Europe has been long indebted to a rock in

that it would not be much relished. If we had to to-be-admired scheine.

France, for the only known substance applicable to the son to draw a different conclusion, we are iw

manufacture of mill-stones for grinding wheat, called pared to enter upon that branch of sciena si say TO THE EDITOR. “ French Buhrs;" though this was scarcely felt during

time. SIR-I ever had a strong desire to appear on the

the late war, when their export from that country was GREAT PLAQUE.-The correspondent who has been stage, but the entreaties and persuasions of my prohibited. To overcome our dependance on a foreign the pains of transcribing the account of the Great

Plague, would oblige us with a reference to the er friends have prevented my appearance on several oc nation, for purposes so vitally essential as the preparation |

ginal printed work. If we mistake not, it is by casions. Still possessing the same desire, I have at of our daily bread, is certainly a subject of national con celebrated Evelyn, whose interesting narrative of the length obtained their indulgence, and feel quite and feel quite an-gratulation; and it is a curious fact, that a quarry of the

great fire in London appeared in the first volunsa xious (should there be any vacancy) to make my same kind of buhr was discovered on the Halkin Moun.

the old series of the Kaleidoscope, page 30. Wer debut, at the intended amateur performance, for the tain, near Holywell, in Flintshire, about four years ago ;

to ascertain this point, because (whenever fe benefit of the public charities.

the narrative) we should prefer the printed copia The characters wbieb I profess to play are Den

since which several mill-stones have been made of them, MS. which in an article of such a length is baby nis Brulgruddery or Tom Shuffleton, in Job Bull; and prove their full competition with the French Buhr, inaccuracies. Looney M'Twolter, in the Review ; Doctor Pangloss, in hardness, toughness, and every other requisite, and, in the Heir at Law; Major O'Flaherty, in the West in some cases, their actual superiority, as for the uses of

If we fail this week in raying our individual respec Indian, or any other such like character.

our correspondents, we must plead as an excusc... distilleries.

the extraordinary bustle of the last ten days bas. N. P.

· what disarranged our papers, which shall be colla TO THE EDITOR.

with care before our next publication. TO THE EDITOR.

FLORELLA shall have an early place. SIR,-During ove of my moonlight rambles, hap | SIR-Allow me to inquire, through yonr medium,

The Lines of HuERNIA NATUs are of too pohluca * of the Chairman or Secretary of the Gas Company, pening to pass by the temple destined for the blind,

cast for the Kaleidoscope. They shall, by leave * the reason of their tardy progress, ju laying their I was attracted by the solemn grandeur of its effect

the writer, be transferred to the Mercury. under the lunar effulgence, when leaning against the P!!

pipes for the better illumination of our streets; and bars of one of the gates, I remained a little while also, to inquire, as many of your corespondents have to contemplate this fine piece of architecture. Thus already, when Linne-sticet and Mount-pleasant are

Printed, published, and sold

A musing, I marked the moon beams darting through to be adorned by the eitusion of their ability ?

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. the intercolumniations, and sweetly relieving each favour from them or any other correspondents will

Liverpool Mercury Ofice. Auted shaft; the grand entablature, whose cornice oblige,

Yours truly,

LUX.

Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane: cast an awful shade on the triglyphed frize, and the

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; ". tympanum, fair as the eye of heaven, surmounting

Smith, Paradise-street: Mr. Warbrick, hui

TO THE EDITOR. all, shone conspicuous and divine: yet something

Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, N seeming to be wanting to complete this beautiful

Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street ; a coup d'ocil, it occurred to my moon-struck fancy, SIR-I would, through the medinm of your valu John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money

Warrington, MT. Har that a row of stately frees surrounding the edifice able paper, call the attention of the proper autho. | London, Sherwood and Co.

Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. Preston, Mr. Whitte, (the front excepted) would greatly improve the ef- rities to the propriety of lighting with gas the open

Manchester, Mrs. Richardson. Stoke, Mr. 10 fect, and be very gratifying to the lovers of the great ings lately made from the squares into Lime-street

Stockport, Mr. Dawson. and beautiful. I must confess I longed to see and and the Haymarket, as well as St. John's-lane; the

Leeds, Mr. Dewhirst. hear the wbispering trees, at this silent season, cast- darkness with which they are at present enveloped

Bolton, Mr. Kell. ing their shades towards the base of the temple. makes them the nightly promenade of numerous | Hull, Mr. Perking. Nov, 24, 1820.

CLAUDIO. prostitutes, to the annoyance of passengers, and makes Lancaster, Mr. Bentham

Veter

Mr. This

News,

-street ; and Mi

Wigan, ick, Mr. Garceros

rdson. Stoke, Mr. Tomkinsun

Hanley, Mr. Allbut Wigan, Messrs. Lyon Ormskirk, Mr. Garside Blackburn, Mr. Rogers Northwich, Mr. Kent

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Scientific Notices. fort and convenience for the crews embark-On their return to Barrow Straits, it was

ed in this perilous undertaking; and it was found that the barrier of ice, extending . We confidently anticipate that Captain Parry's re

universally acknowledged, that no disco. across from Prince Leopold's Isles to the cent voyage will afford us many opportunities of gratifying the readers of the Kaleidoscope with copious very ships ever left the shores of England | north coast, had broken up, so that the extracts on a subject so well adapted to the nature of in a higher state of equipment.

ships were now enabled to pursue their our work.

They left England on the 11th of May, course westwards. Having reached long. We have prepared a Map of the recent discoveries in in the polar regions, which has been engraved by the 1018

1819, and reached Cape Farewell, the most 92, they found the land on the north side of LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESS, at our own press; and if southern part of West Greenland, on the the Strait, which had been continuous, from the experiment succeeds tolerably, we shall next week 14th of the succeeding June. On the 20th the entrance of Sir James Lancaster's Sound, present it to our readers, as an useful accompaniment of Lune the shine were in lat 64 Ñ. hent of June, the ships were in lat. 64. N.; on now discontinuous, owing to a great inlet.

Inow dierantinumwe owin to the various extracts we may from time to time give upon so interesting a subject.-We have yet had so the zot June, they were beset in the ice, Land nowever, was stil

the 26th June, they were beset in the ice, Land however, was still seen to the westlittle experience in the LYTHOGRAPHIC ART, that and, after having endeavoured, but in vain, ward: so the expedition continued its course we feel diffident as to the entire success of this our to urge their way, during a painful deten- in that direction. In doing so, the ships first public specimen.

tion of four days, were, at last, glad to get passed a number of great islands, all of them REMARKS

back again. Having reached lat. 74. N. apparently surrounded with ice ; from which CAPTAIN PARRY'S EXPEDITION.

they determined to force a passage through circumstance, partial detentions were una

the barrier of ice, which they found to be voidable, and their course ran in a sort of The expedition, under the command of eighty miles broad. Having succeeded in zig-zag style, from lat. 73 N. to lat. 75 N.. Captain Ross, although very important and this, they reached Possession Bay on the On the 4th of September, they were in interesting, from the numerous nautical | 31st July; and, on the 1st August, entered long. 110 W.; and here they discovered an observations it made in Baffin's Bay, still in safety Sir James Lancaster's Sound, island which appeared to be larger than any did not satisfy the expectations of men of where they found the same open sea which they had hitherto examined, and which we science, and the public, in regard to the has been described in the accounts of the understand was named Melville Island, in North-west Passage. The Lords of the former expedition. They advanced to long. honour of the distinguished statesman, now Admiralty, as we are led to believe, from a 89. W., discovered two considerable islands, at the head of the Admiralty. This island, statement (we think a harsh one) in the named Prince Leopold's Isles. But, at this we are informed, extends from long. 160 W, Quarterly Review, were, on the whole, some point, their progress westwards was inter- to 114 W. On the 8th of September, the what dissatisfied with Captain Ross's inves- rupted by a strong barrier of ice, extend- ships reached 112 W., and were inclosed tigation of Sir James Lancaster's Sound, ing quite across from these islands to the for several days in the ice. Winter was and were of opinion, that if a passage ex. north coast of what Captain Perry, we now fast approaching; the ice was rapidly isted in Baffin's Bay, it must be somewhere understand, named Barrow Straits. Being encreasing, and violent north-westerly gales in that quarter. In order to determine this thus arrested by the ice, and forced to alter kept it in a constant and dangerous state of important geographical problem, an expedi-their course, they now entered a great in- agitation. tion was fitted out last year, consisting of let, of 14 or 15 leagues in breadth, which These, circumstances, of course, rendered two strong vessels, the Hecla and Griper, they found extending to the southward. the navigation very difficult, and began to which were placed under the command of They sailed along its eastern coast; its mid- endanger the safety of the ships. Our gal. Lieutenant Parry. This gentleman, whose dle part and western coast being blocked up lant countrymen, however, continued te talents and feelings are worthy of the best with ice, as far as lat. 71 N,, when their contend with all these difficulties till the and most glorious days of nautical enter- farther progress southward also was found 22d of September, when it became evident prise and discovery, was accompanied by a to be impossible, by reason of the ice. In that farther navigation was at an end for chosen band of intrepid and experienced proceeding down this inlet, the magnetic the season ; and therefore, prudence dicofficers, and the vessels were manned by attraction increased so powerfully, that the tated their retreat to a secure haven for the Crews full of zeal and enthusiasm, and in existence of the magnetic pole may be conjec- polar winter. For this purpose, they rethe highest and most perfect state of dis-tured tobesomewhere in that neighbourhood, turned eastward, and found a harbour in cipline. Government provided every com- probably in the lat. 70 N. and long. 100 W. Melville Island. But the ice had already

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