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Adam and Eve, and the Death of History, seated at the base, looking Abel, is by an Italian artist, whose back, recording these events. Merpane we cannot announce at pre. cury, the genius of commerce, la.
menting the death of his protectors. The Earl of Stanhope, and a por. A female Indian representing Ame. trait of Joel Barlow, Esq., by Robert rica with two children bear the Fulton, Esq.
fasces explaining to them the events, In addition to the above, are a and four large bronze lamps reprenumber of fine paintings, belonging serting the flame of immortality. to Mr. Lichleightner, and on sale. On the pedestal appears the fol
lowing inscription in letters of gilt
bronze : It is with pleasure we announce, ERECTED TO THE MEMORY that the monument to be erected to the memory of the officers of the of captain Richard Somers, Lieutenavy, who fell during the different nants Ja nes Caldwell, James attacks made by our squadron on
Decatur, Henry Wadsworth, the city of Tripoli, in 1804, has ar
Joseph Israel, and ship rived at Boston, in the United States
men John H. Dorsey, frigate Constitution, and that it will Who fell in the different attacks shortly be landed at the navy yard
that were made on the city of at Washington.
Tripoli, in the year of our The expence of this beautiful Lord, 1804, and in the piece of sculpture, which, for gran
XXVIII year of the deur of design, elegance of ex cu
independence of the tion and size, far excels any thing
United States. of the kind ever seen on this side of A flame of glory inspired them, the Atlantic, has been defrayed out And Fame has crowned their deeds. of the slender means of the officers History records the events; the of the navy
children of Columbia admire, and We understand that the manager,
Commerce laments their fall. captain David Porter, intends, in As a small tribute of respect to behalf of his brother officers to pre- their memory, and admiration of sent it tothe city of Washington, only their valour, so worthy of imitation, reserving to himself the privilege of their brother officers have erected choosing the spot where it is to stand, this monument. and that Mr. Latrobe has generously The monument has been import. offered his services in putting it up. ed in fifty-one large cases, and weighs
To convey some idea of this above fifteen tons. The figures are monument, we subjoin a short as large as life, and the whole will though imperfect description. cost above 3000 dollars, which is to
Its base is 16 feet square, and its be raised at the following rates of height 23 feet. It is composed of subscription : commanders $20, the purest white marble of Carrara, wards room officers $10, and offiwith ornaments and inscriplions of cers of the rank of midshipmen, &c., gilt bronze. The pedestal is highly $5. The subscription, we underornamented with inscriptions, re. stand, is nearly completed; and, presentative of the actions, trophies from the known spirit and generoof war, &c., in bas relief, and sup- sity of our officers, we are confident ports a rostral column, surmounted it will soon be closed. by the arms of the United States. Fame, standing on one side of the pedestal, with the palm and laurel, The culture of carrots in this crowns an urn, which bears this in- country has been but little in pracscription :
tice; but by those who have made Hic Decorae Functorum in bello the experiment, they are found to Virorum Cinerea
contain more nutriment than eithe:
potatoes or turnips, and may be are buried under heaps of mould. cultivated in far greater abundance, It will be found, by those who upon the same space of ground. It will try the experiment of raising is said, and by good authority, that carrots, to be a great improvement nine hundred and sixty bushels* in our present system of agricul. have been raised upon one acre.
They make a good table sauce ; but the greatest object in cultivating them is for the use of feeding A new method of curing convuland fattening swine, horses, and cat. sions has been practised in the hostle. They are so easily cultivated, pitals of Germany, with great sucand so hardy, that they may be cess. It was first resorted to by the raised in fields to great advantage. late M. Stutz, a physician of emiThey will grow well in a soil that nence in Suabia, and he was led to isbut moderately rich, ifit be plough- this important discovery from the ed deep and made mellow. Owing to analogy of a simple fact. M. Humthe form of the root of this plant, boldt had announced in his work upand their penetrating so deep into on the nerves, that on treating the the earth, it is but rarely injured by nervous fibre alternately with opidroughts, that cause other vegeta um and carbonate of pot-ash, he tion to droop, and many kinds to made it pass five or six times from die.
the highest degree of inatibility, to The ground should be ploughed a state of perfect asthenia. in the fall preceding, and ploughed The method of M. Stutz, who very deep: it must be well harrow- has been employed with the greatest ed before sowing, first with a heavy success in the German hospitals, harrow, and afterwards with a consisted in one alternate internal lighter one. After the seed is sown, application of opium aud carbonate the ground should be raked, otherof pot-ash. It has been seen that wise, the seed being so light, and of when thirty-six grains of opium, a forked form, if it be harrowed, it administered within the space of will be too much collected.
twenty-four hours, produced no efThe last week in April is the fect, the patient was considerably proper time for sowing, but later relieved by ten grains more of opiwill answer. I have known good um, employed after giving the alcrops raised, that were sown as kaline solution. This new treatlate as the middle of June. The ment of tetanus is worthy of attenearlier they are sown, the larger tion. they will grow; but they are not so good for table use as those which are sown later. There will be no Some time ago, a piece of ground danger in thinning them early, as at Allonby, in Cumberland, was they are a plant that are seldom sold, by public auction, at the rate diminished by insects.
of 4641l. per acre, and the situation The European farmers make a possesses no superior advantages practice of harrowing them after whatever. they have grown to some bigness. It is said that not one in fifty will be destroyed by the operation ; it will The Russian sloop of war Diana, loosen the soil, and greatly forward captain Golivin, arrived at Spittheir growth. But it will be advis- head,on the 29th of September, able to go among them after har. from St. Petersburgh, fitted for a rowing, and uncover those which voyage of discoveries in the Nor
thern Pacific Ocean. She is to * This, however, is a very extraordi- touch at the Brazils, from whence nary produce, and not such as is often she will proceed, round Cape Horn, to be expected.
to the sea of Kamschatka. The
object is to explore that coast and vered just zeal, and has been crowno sea more to the southward than the ed with uncommon success. We great Cook went : where the Rus. are happy to find also, that the emsians have lately established several peror of Russia has assisted the ports.
vaccination over his vast dominions, and that it has been widely diffused
in Siberia. Mr. Robertson, in a late commu. nication made to the London Royal Society, has related a remarkable Garnerin has made a new and circumstance in the history of the beautiful use of the balloon at Pavariation of the compass.
Since ris. He mounted from the gardens 1660, the compass has not varied at of Tivoli, at night, in a balloon illuJamaica. It is now what it was in minated with 120 lamps. He the time of Halley, 64 degrees east. mounted from the gardens at 11 Of the grants, a map was given o'clock on a very dark night, under upon a magnetic meridian, and the Russian colours, as a sign of peace. direction of the magnetic meridian When floating high in the air, remains the same. Since the origi. above the multitude of admiring nal grants, new maps upon new spectators, a flight of sky rockets scales have been constructed, and was discharged at him, which, he all of them are found to agree with says, broke into sparks, hardly ris. the first maps in the direction of ing to his vision from the earth; the magnetic meridian. The dis- and Paris, with all its blaze of retricts were formerly by the cardi. flecting lamps, appeared to him but nal points, and, examined by com. like a spot : like the Pleiades, for pass, the lines are found the same. instance, to the naked eye. He Such well attested facts discover to gained an elevation, he says, of us how little is truly known of the 5000 toises, and speaks with enthuscience of magnetism. And as very siasm of his seeing the sun rise at much depends upon a full know. that height. After a flight of seven ledge of the variation, the variation hours and a half, he descended near is recommended to every friend of Rheims, 45 leagues from Paris. useful discovery.
On the 13th of March last, in the Dr. Waterhouse, of Cambridge, afternoon, the inhabitants of St. Pe. has lately communicated, from a tersburgh were alarmed by an unMadrid gazette, an account of the commonly loud clap of thunder. return of Dr. Balmis to Spain, after At the moment of this explosion, a voyage to communicate the vac two peasants belonging to the vile cination to the Spanish territories. lage of Peremeschajew, in the canHe sailed from Corunna the 30th of ton of Wereja, being out in the November, 1803, and was with his fields, perceived, at the distance of Spanish majesty on the 7th of Sep- forty paces, a black stone of consitember last. He passed to the Ca. derable magnitude falling to the nary islands, and then the company earth, which it penetrated to a condivided, part going to the Spanish derable depth beneath the snow. continent of America, and part to It was dug up, and found to be of an the American islands. From Ame. oblong square figure, of a black corica the discovery was made in lour, resembling cast iron, very Asia. From Acapulco, Dr. Balmis smooth throughout, resembling a cofpassed to the Philippine islands, fin on one side, and weighing about and from the Asiatic islands to 160 pounds. This meteoric stone Canton. He has now returned to was sent by the governor of the Spain, with every testimony that in province to the minister of the inthis work of humanity he has disco- terior, count Kouchobei, by whom it VOL. VIII. NO. L,
has been transmitted, for examina- obtained a royal patent, that entitles tion, to the Imperial Academy of him to the sole fabrication of that Sciences at St. Petersburgh. article for three years.
A German author, who has late The supreme court of justice at ly published some statistical obser- Copenhagen lately laid before the vations respecting the state of Eu- king an account of all criminals in the rope, says, that Europe contains Danish dominions (including Iceland 171,396 square German miles, and the Indian colonies), on whom of which France either governs di- sentence has been passed in the year rectly or protects 38,893; that it 1806: in which it is stated that 205 contains 182,599,000 inhabitants, of criminals, 18 of whom were foreignwhich 37,050,000 obey France, or ers, were in that year sentenced to enter into its federal system ; that corporal punishment, 5 for murder, there are in Europe 2,549,836 sol. 8 for other capital crimes, 7 for diers, of which France can put forgery, the rest for inferior offen854,800 in movement. The total re. ces, and that the number of crimi. venues of Europe he estimates at nals bears a proportion to the whole 1,173,750,000 florins, of which population of the kingdom and coloFrance receives about 700,000,000 nies as one to ten thousand. of livres.
Dr. Thornton, says an English Huntingdon, Penn., November 12.
print, has laid before the public two Thursday last was the most re
new cases, in which the oxygen gas markable dark day that has ever has performed striking cures in been witnessed by the citizens of asthma : the subject of one of these this place. The darkness occasioned by the eclipse of the sun in June, afflicted in the most alarming man
was a Mr. Williams, who had been 1806, was nothing in comparison to
ner for several years, but who, by that of Thursday.
inhaling the oxygen gas, aided with which was then sitting, tavernkeepers, and many private fami- in two weeks. Mr. Williams has
tonic medicines, was perfectly cured lies, were obliged to light candles been free from asthma upwards of at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and
two years since the experiment, keep them burning for nearly two
which he ascribes entirely to the hours; the fowls went to roost, and
pneumatic medicine. every thing had the complete ap. pearance of night. Indeed, it was the opinion of some, that the court
A Swedish naturalist has discoought to have suspended “the busi- vered the smallest animal of the orness of the country ;" as there was
der of mammalia' that has yet been every appearance of a sudden termination of earthly affairs, and ciniculatus : it is a kind of earth
seen; he calls this animal sorex that they, as well as all others, would soon have to appear before a higher tribunal. The morning had been foggy, and the atmosphere
At a Mr. Anderson's, Causewayextremely cloudy, but whether that side near Edinburgh, a hen has could have occasioned the total
hatched 12 birds. What is extradarkness at noon, we cannot pre- ordinary, one of them has four legs, tend to say:
and is doing very well.
A furrier of Copenhagen has invented a method of making black About eleven years ago, a large hats of seal-skin, for which he has vessel called the Earl of Derby, of
Liverpool, was wrecked near Fra. is now equally attentive in feeding serburgh. The wreck was pur- the young. chased by a gentleman soon after, but before he could remove any considerable part of her cargo, which Parpoutier, a celebrated chemist, was bar iron, the vessel was buried has discovered a new species of utiunder such an extraordinary depth lity, besides the nutritive powers, of sand, as to have been effectually in the potatoe, and his discovery has shut up ever since. By a strange been proved in England by stucco revolution in nature, the sand has plasterers. From the starch of pôwithin these few weeks disappeared, tatoes, quite fresh, and washed but and left the vessel in such a situation once, a fine size, by mixture with that she has been buoyed up, Hoated chalk, has been made, and in a va. off, and taken ashore.
riety of instances successfully used, particularly for ceilings. This spe
cies of size has no smell ; while A curious experiment has been animal size, putrifying so readily, tried, and succeeded in old Aber- uniformly exhales a most disagreeadeen. Some time ago a gentleman ble and unwholesome odour; the removed the nest of a bullfinch, size of potatoes being very little with four eggs in it, from a hedge, subject to putrefaction, appears and placed it in a cage in his room, from experience to prove more durwhere he kept a cock and hen cana able in tenacity and whiteness, and ry. The hen immediately placed for white-washing should always be herself on the eggs, and continued preferred to animal size, the decom to sit until she had brought out the position of which always exhibits birds. The cock supplied his mate proofs of the infectious effluvia. with food during the incubation, and
For the Literary Magazine. Their light alone a torch or lamp,
A tread of horror and of dread. TERBERT AND LUCY; A PATHETIC STORY
But Lucy cheered his noon's repast,
At eve she met him with a smile ; Founded on fact.
Each day seem'd happier than the last,
Their hearts were light and free YOUNG Herbert lov'd, with heart
from guile. sincere, A beauteous Cornish lass he woo'd; Oh, that my tale might finish here! He gain’d the heart of Lucy dear,
Oh, that my pen might fail to trace A heart with kindest love endued.
The gloomy woe that hovered near,
And snatched them both from Joy's In wedlock join'd, this happy pair
embrace! Spent some short months of peaceUnhurt by strife, unknown to care, By fate marked out, one hapless day,
Their lives pass’d on without alloy. His peaceful home young Herbert Down in a mine's recesses damp, His heart was happy, easy, gay,
Young Herbert's interests often led; Alas! 'twas soon of life bereft.
ful joy ;