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the population of this country has of this species is an incapability of increased nearly 3,000,000.

taking the water), remained growlThat the dwelling-houses have in ing for some time on the bank; at the same period increased from last it retired to the woods, and left 640,000 to 1,225,000.

our distinguished traveller rejoicing that the improved lands have at his ability to rejoin his comparisen from 1,120,000 to 2,390,400 nions. These bears are considered

as great curiosities, and are to be That the average price per acre sent to Peale's museum in Philadel. has risen from two to six dollars. phia, for the inspection of the curi.

That the number of horses has increased from 600,000 to 1,200.000, and the horned cattle from 1,200,000 to 2,950,000.

We learn that an immensely va. That the merchant vessels have luable white marble quarry has been increased from 250,000 to 1,207,000. discovered at Sing-Sing (Mount

That the imports have risen from Pleasant) on the North River, about 11 to 80 millions of dollars.

85 miles from New York. It is al. That the exports of domestic pro- lowed by judges to be equal to that duce have increased from 9 to 42 imported from Philadelphia or from millions.

Stockbridge quarry, And the exports of foreign goods from 1 to 36 millions.

That the national revenues have The Prince of Peace has just increased, in a period of twelve caused to be published, in the Ga. years, from 8 to nearly 17 millions zette of Madrid, a notice, of which of dollars, while the expenditures, the following

is an extract: making an allowance for the extin. The ship La Plata, belonging to guishment of the principal of the the Philippine company, and comdebt, have been nearly stationary. manded by D. J. B. Montervede, go

That the specie in circulation ing from Manilla to Lima, discoverhas risen in the period of twenty ed, on the 18th February, 1806, a years from ten to seventeen millions, group of islands, the most southern

of which is situated about 3 degrees

27 minutes of north latitude, 162 The secretary of war has receiv. degrees 5 minutes of longitude to cd from New Orleans two grisly the eastward of Cadiz. These bears. They are, as their names islands, 29 in number, occupy a indicate, of a grey colour, and in space of ten leagues from N. E. to their native woods grow to an im- S. E., and are separated by channels, mense size, it is said so as to weigh one or two leagues wide ; they are 7 or 800 wt., and are then extreme. low, and intersected by forests and ly fierce. The animals sent to gen. rivulets. Their inhabitants are of Dearborn were caught when very the most pacific disposition. They young, and are now perfectly tame. are tall and well made, robust and Grisly bears are so fierce and for. agile; their complexion is of an olive midable that the Indians never at. colour; their noses flat, and hair tack them, except in large compa- black and curled, but rather long. nies; in which case generally one or more of them become a sacrifice to their temerity. Governor Lewis, The following notice respecting when in the Missouri country, was the comet has been given in the pursued by a grisly bear, and to save Moniteur of the 8th of October. himself dashed into the river, where Mr. Pons, belonging to the observahe remained up to his neck in wa tory at Marseilles, was the first as. ter; while the bear, unable to pur- tronomer who discovered the cosue him (for one of the peculiarities met in France, on the 20th of last

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month; and M. Thuis, of the said its environs, a strong shock of establishment, noticed it on the 21st

an earthquake, accompanied with and 22d. From the observations some very remarkable circumstanwhich they communicated to the The noise, which was heard astronomers at Paris, M. Burck- at the moment of the commotion, hardt determined the following or. resembled the rattling of carriages bit, which he presented to the class proceeding with great velocity. of mathematical and philosophical The fishermen on the Rhine saw sciences of the National Institute, on numbers of fish thrown out of the the 5th of this month: Passage to water. The wind suddenly ceased, the perihelion, 25th September, the sky became suddenly thick three, A. M.; distance of the peri- with clouds, and towards midnight helion 0,6158 ; perihelion 291° 4'; a shock again occurred, which was nucleus 267° 47'; inclination 48° 4'; followed by a third, about three in movement direct. These hints, the morning. On the preceding says M. Burckhardt, will be suffi- day there was a sharp frost, which cient to calculate the route of the in many places congealed the wacomet, but it may be discovered ter. No lives were lost by the without any trouble, as it is distin- event. guishable by the naked eye as soon as night has closed.

It is now (September 25th) to the left of Arc Launch of earl Stanhope's new turus, between the stars of the invented vessel.-Yesterday the boreal crown and those of Libra launch of this curious constructed to the west. Its motion is one de- vessel, invented by earl Stanhope, gree per day towards the north, took place in the pond in Kensingand rather more than a degree to ton gardens, opposite the palace, wards the east. This comet was where it was brought in an unfialso seen on the 28th at Vezoul, nished state last week from Mr. and M. Flaugergues perceived it on Keating's, carpenter, in Castlethe 26th at Viviers. It seemed to street, Oxford-street. The workhim like a white nebulous spot, ve men were ever since busy in comry brilliant, and similar to a star of pleting it, and had not entirely the second magnitude. It was sur finished it before three o'clock yesrounded by a nebulosity of about terday afternoon. It is thirty six minutes in diameter, and had a feet long by seven wide : it has a tail about a degree and a half in round bottom, both ends being sharp length. It is the opinion of the In- something like a weaver's shuttle, stitute that this comet is different The sides were painted yellow, from any with which we are ac with the port holes on the sides; quainted

and windows at each end, painted A letter from Munich, dated O to imitate real. On each side, totober 8, says:

wards each end (as it was made to 66 On the 1st inst. a comet was sail either way without putting observed in the north-west of the about), were three gills, which horizon; it is large, and rather opened out, or closed, by means of pale. Its tail appearing direct to- pulling an iron rod on the deck, wards the earth, prevents a correct which was cased with copper in judgment being formed of its length. such a manner as to render it waYesterday, at 7 o'clock in the eve. ter-proof: instead of the bottom bening, that phenomenon again ap- ing pitched outside, it was covered peared. In the last century three with a composition, an invention of comets were seen, one in 1709, one the noble earl's; which, as soon as in 1740, and the other in 1768. spread on quite hot, became so hard

that a chisel could not cut it, and On the evening of the 11th Sep- it had the quality of resisting any tember, was felt at Nieuwied, and force by its being elastic, so as

to answer the purpose of copper highly gratified at the sight, which covering His lordship's country made ainends for the disappointseat is covered with the same ment in the morning on account of composition instead of lead. The the delay. His lordship, after trylaunch, and the experiments to be ing several experiments in roundtried, were expected to take place ing, tacking, and keeping to a cerbetween eleven and twelve o'clock, tain point, landed about six o'clock, at which hour there were between and expressed his perfect satisface three and four hundred persons tion, and confidence in having sucpresent, among whom were several ceeded in his design ; the benefits ladies of distinction, and many na and advantages of which are numeval officers; but being informed rous, and are as follows :--that that she would not be ready to be there is one-third of the expence. launched before three o'clock, most saved in the construction of a seof the company dispersed; some re. venty-four; that on account of being turned to town, others strolled rather fat-bottomed, it will carry through the delightful and roman more tonnage ; it will navigate in tic walks in the gardens; and very shallow water, and over breakothers went to take some refresh ers or sunken rocks, without the ment in the town of Kensington. risk that a ship without a keel runs; At the hour of three o'clock, the on approaching any rock or coast, crowd began to re-assemble in it can immediately retire, without great numbers. About a quarter loss of time in putting about ; does past three it was launched into the not require' half the sails, all of water, by means of rollers placed which can be worked by the men on on deal planks. Previous to being the deck, without going aloft; the launched, there was a temporary composition which covers it is infiladder fixed to one end, in order to nitely cheaper than copper, and anascertain which answered best, that swers the same purpose ; it can sail or the gills. As soon as it was nearly against the wind, by working launched there was one ton and a the gills; with many other advanhalf of ballast taken on board ; his tages with which we are as yet un. lordship and a lieutenant of the na. acquainted. Several experienced vy, and some sailors, &c., went on officers expressed themselves very board; having no sails, they rowed warmly favour of it. The next up and down the pond, then twice trial will be in the presence of some round; the men at the oars kept of the lords of the admiralty, &c. pulling regularly; when it yaş found that the gills beat the rudder in velocity, and turned coastways On Monday, December the 14th, with greater ease, having the ad- between break of day and sunrise, yantage of returning back without a terrestrial meteor was seen from pulling about ship. After the first Poughkeepsie, in the state of New trial there was another ton of bal. York, flaming across the heavens in last taken on board. Afier being a direction from N. W. to S. E. an hour on the water the second Apparently it was as large as the time, during which his lordship moon at full, inconceivably light, and marked down his remarks, about 5 travelled with amazing velocity, o'clock the masts were put on leaving a luminous train behind. board, the canvas spread, with the The light occasioned thereby, when union jack at the mainmast head: it crossed the zenith, was nearly she then sailed most majestically equal to mid-day. A ridge of hea. with a light wind, and nothing vy, dark clouds lay along the south could possibly make a grander ap- and east, behind which it passed when pearance. She returned with the it had arrived within about 30 deother head foremost, without put- grees of the horizon, illuminating ting about.

The spectators were the cloud, for a moment, in all its

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parts. Within about four or five mass of about thirty pounds minutes, a heavy explosion was weight remains entire, and was exheard, from the region of the hea. hibited the same day at town meetvens where it disappeared, resem- ing. A small mass has been sent to bling the discharge of cannon. Yale college, and examined by a

On the 17th of October, 1788, number of gentlemen. It was imabout six or seven o'clock in the mediately perceived by professor evening, a meteor of similar des. Silliman to contain a metal ; and on cription passed over this and the presenting it to a magnet, a powerNew England states, first appear. ful attraction proved it to be iron. ing in the S. E., and exploding in This is, we believe, the first inthe W., about 30 degrees above the stance in the United States, in which horizon.

the substance of this species of meteor has been found on the earth,

though it has been often in Europe. On Monday, December 14, about Fortunately the facts respecting this break of day or a little after, the wonderful phenomenon are capable weather being moderate, calm, and of being ascertained and verified the atmosphere somewhat cloudy with precision, and an investigation and foggy, a meteor or fire-bali, will, we understand, be immediately passing from a northern point, dis- commenced for the purpose. ploded over the western part of Gentlemen who may have obConnecticut, with a tremendous re served it in distant parts of the port. At the same time several state are requested to favour the pieces of stony substance fell to the public with their observations. It earth in Fairfield county. One is desirable to ascertain the course mass was driven against a rock or direction of the meteor ; the point and dashed into small pieces, a peck of compass in which it appeared at of which remained on the spot. different places; its general appear. About three miles distant, in the ance and velocity ; the manner of town of Weston, another large its explosion, and the time between piece fell upon the earth, of which the explosion and the report.

POETRY.

For the Literary Magazine. Though fair and mild the present eve,

Th' ensuing one may prove severe ; STANZAS,

And o I feel my heart would grieve

To find thy beauties blasted here. Written on finding a Fune flower blooming in November.

A happy thought! a milder fate SAY, beauteous, simple little flower, Though simply thou hast bloom'd so

Awaits thee; no, thou shalt not die; Why so late in Autumn bloom ?

late, From evening's chill, unfeeling power Thou’lt meet with an ungentle

And dar'd to meet November's sky. doom.

In morn, with care I'll thee remove, Thy crimson'd robe of various shade Convey thee to Louisa, where

Must perish by the gelid dew; Thou all her tenderness mayst prove, Thy slender form, alas ! will fade, And bloom beneath her fost'ring

Be lost to the admiring view.

care.

Should she caress thee, and a tear Yet who'd have thought an eve like Glide down her cheek and gild thy May crest,

Had in its train so keen an air? "Twill prove how long remembrance dear

This cherub flower that charm'd the Is cherish'd in her faithful breast.

view,

Attir'd with graces all its own, For once a flower resembling thee Has perish'd by the gelid dew, She kiss'd and to her heart con. Its every charm, alas, has flown!

vey'd, 'Twas Henry's parting gift to me: Ah, simple flower, to bloom so late, True emblem of his mind, she said. Why didst thou, say, in smiles con

fide ? “ It droops, but O it shall not die, Such prov'd the dear Maria's fate, My heart shall warm, my tears be Like thee she droop'd, like thee she dew;

died ! It bloom'd beneath too cold a sky, Like him immur'd in shade it Like thee, sweet flower, she fell a grew.

prey

To one who wore a mask of smiles, “ These drooping petals shall revive, Fair as the eve of yesterday, His pensive heart a change shall

Adorn'd with all November's wiles. prove, The happy moment will arrive, He saw, admir'd-ah, who could When he will live to peace and

view love.

Her beauteous form and not adore !

A lily of the vale she grew, “ Though wand'ring victim now of And all its modest graces wore.

woe, By parent's cruel, stern command; Love revell'd in Orlando's eyes, His truth, his worth, ere long they'll

And round Maria wrapt his snare ; know,

Her gentle heart became his prize, And give him their Louisa's hand.” A

gern

it was, a jewel rare. But O! it in her bosom died :

And, artless, little did she deem An emblem of the youth too true;

The heart would change she No more he for Louisa sigh’d,

thought her own, For o'er his grave the green sod But soon she prov'd it all a dream, grew.

Orlando, hope, and peace had

flown. Then go, be all thy tints display'd;

Yet stay, while I the truth impart: His sordid sire, who, wrapt in gold, Thou too wilt droop, thou too wilt

Forbade the banns, and he comply'd; fade,

He saw Maria pale and cold, Sweet, gentle flower, if near her And sought the rich and chosen heart.

bride.

Oh yes too sure 't will thee consume,

She knew him false, nor did she stay, It will too warm a region prove, Tupbraid him with a cheek of And be as fatal to thy bloom, As the bleak wind that bares the But chose, alas ! a surer way grove.

To wound, if he could feel the

blow!

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SABINA.

Written on the ensuing morning:

Behold, alas, my sad delay!
And is this, say, my promis'd

care?

“ Is this his truth, his love?" she said ;

“ Is this the way he lives for me?" Then droop'd like thee, by smiles be

tray'd, And died as pure, sweet flower, as

thee.

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