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lately brought to this country by Captain be superintended by the Reverend C. Austin, and which excited so much curi. Lansing. osity in this city, will occasion this valu- M. CAREY & Son, of Philadelphia, able memoir to be read with peculiar and Kirk & MERCEIN, of New York, interest.
have issued Proposals for publishing, by James Eastburn & Co. have in the Subscription, a work entitled Vegetable press, Female Scripture Biography, by Materia Medica of the United States; or, F. A. Cox, A. M. And, Saciamental Medical Botany; containing, A Botanical, Addresses and Meditations, by the Rev. General and Medical History of MediciHenry Beffray, from the second Edin nal Plants indigenous to the U, States; burgh Edition.
illustrated by coloured engravings, made Skinner & Crosby, of Auburn, have after original drawings from nature, done issued proposals for a periodical Work, by the author. By William P. C. Bare to be called the Evangelical Recorder, to ton, M. D. &c. &c.
ART. 10. REVIEW AND REGISTER OF THE FINE ARTS.
If it contained other wind instrumente A SHORT time since, at least 1000 sil- it might be compared with Malzl's PanA ver Saxon Coins were ploughed up harmonicon, exhibited some time since in a field on Winterfield's Farm, in the Par- in London and Paris. The Cordalaudion ish of Dorking; most of them in a high state produces together and separately the of preservation ; they are of various Mo- sounds of the piano-forte, and of four narchs and Archbishops, many of them flutes, which play with such precision in the time of the Heptarchy, and have and accuracy, that the illusion is comprobably been hidden 900 years. It is plete. The Automaton gives out notes much to be regretted that the greatest with double sounds. But these instruproportion of these coins have been clan- ments, though highly curious, are surpassdestinely made off with, for had the ed by the Harmonicord. It is shaped whole quantity remained in one collec- like an upright piano-forte; a cylinder is tion, they would have formed (it is pre- adapted to it, and turns at a very small sumed from what has been of them) a distance from the springs, which are the complete series of English Saxon coins same as those of the piano. By pressing from the earliest times.
down the keys, which embrace four ocFRANCE.
taves and a half, the friction is effected. The annual exhibition of the produc- Two pedals serves to make the rotation tions of French artists opened on the of the cylinder quicker or slower, and to 24th of April. It consists of 1064 arti- render the vibration stronger or weaker. cles, among which are 830 paintings, 130 Under the hands of Messrs. Kauffmann, sculptures, and 11 architectural designs. this instrument gives out sweeter tones The remainder belong to the different than the Harmonica, and produces a classes of engraving.
truly celestial harmony, M. Lacour, already known by differ
SPAIN. ent works on the fine arts, is about to
The king of Spain, after condemning publish Picturesque Views in the Depart
the pietures of himself and family extant, ment of the Gironde. This work will
as not just likenesses, has ordered, that form three volumes, and will appear in hereafter none shall be published without parts. GERMANY.
the license of the Royal Academy. Messrs. Kauffmann, senior and junior, ann senior and junior UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
UNITED STA of Dresden, have exhibited four instru-. We understand, that in consequence of ments composing an orchestra,, which some improvements in the internal arthey call the Belloneon, the Cordalaudion, rangements of the New York Institution the Automaton Trumpeter, and the Har- being projected, to be executed under the monicord. The upper part of the Bello, superintendence of Mr. Busby, the comneon exhibits a trophy of arms, in the pletion of which will occupy a consideramidst of which are placed twenty-four ble time, it is intended to give another extrumpets reversed ; and the lower part hibition of the American Academy of the encloses two kettle-drums with their Fine Arts, before the work is commenced. sticks. It executes flourishes and The third exhibition will be opened on marches, with extraordinary perfection. 18th of September, and will consist en
tirely of new pieces, with the exception of York. The performances were highly West's large paintings.
creditable to Messrs. Trajetta and Hill, The first public exercise of the Ameri- the managers of the institution. We trust can Conservatorio, took place, in the last that so much skill and talent will not go month, at Garden street Church, New- unrewarded.
Art. 11. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
Highness the duke of Sussex presided at British and Foreign Bible Society. the meeting Among the gentlemen who THE anniversary of this society, says spoke on this interesting occasion, were
1 the Christian Obscrver,) was held at Dr. Mason of New York, and Dr. Kolthe Freemason's Tavern on the 7th of lock of Savannah. May-Lord Teignmouth in the chair. His At the Anniversary Meeting of the lordship commenced the business by read- “ British and Foreign School Society," ing the report of the committee for the last it appeared in the course of a most interyear, which particularized the contributions esting report, which was read, of the proof the Auxiliary Societies to a large amount, gress which the system is making in all and noticed the astonishing number of countries, that the late philanthropist, Bibles which had been circulated hy the Mr. Reynolds, had transmitted the SoSociety. Apologies for unavoidable ab- ciety the noble donation of 3000l ; and sence were read from the Chancellor of that the patriotic Mr. Owen, of Lanark, the Exchequer, and Lord Exmouth ; and had also given 10001. to forward the exa motion of thanks was passed to the ertions of the Society for the benefit of a Vice Presidents of the Society, to the rising generation. Dukes of York, Kent, Cumberland, Sus- Wesleyan Missions.-The Committee, sex, and Gloucester. W. Money, M. P. during the last year, have sent out 19 adintroduced a cheering description of the ditional missionaries, viz. 4 to Ceylon, 1 exte.nsion of religion in india and the to Bombay, 1 to the Cape of Good Hope, Island of Ceylon, The Rev. Dr. Mason, 4 to the West Indies, 2 to Nova Scotia, s Secretary to the American National Bi- to Newfoundland, i to Quebec, i to ble Society, gave a lively account of the Gibraltar, 1 to Brussels, i to France : progress of religion in that country. Dr. making the whole number employed in Thorpe, as Secretary to the Hibernian foreign stations, under the direction of the Bible Society, menüones many interest- Methodist Conference, 80. ing, circumstances relalive to Ireland, At the anniversary meeting of the where, he said, 35,000 Dibles had been “ Missionary Society" in May last, it apdistributed in the course of the last year. peared, from the treasurer's report, that He mentioned an instance of an old man the receipts for the past year amounted of ninety-seven making a pilgrimage of "o 21,8851. 4s. fifty miles to beg a Testameiit of large
RUSSIA. print, who assured him, that, till the year The Rer. Robert Pinkerton, who has before, he had never heard of such a book. been travelling in Russia, Poland, &c. for He stated that 300,000 Bibles were still the purpose of promoting Bible Societies, wanting to enable every family in Ireland has succeeded in establishing one at Odesto possess a copy. Several other gen- sa. He writes thus from that place; “ a tlemen spoke ; and we hope to have an subscription was opened, and upwards of early opportunity of giving an outline, 2300 rubles were subscribed. The Goboth of the speeches and of the report. vernor General, Count Langeron, GeneIt was gratifying to us to and that the ral Cobley, and his Excellency TelimitLunds of the Society, notwithstanding tue sky, were elected Vice-Presidents, and a extraordinary pressure of the times, have Committee of ten Directors, two Secreexperienced very little diminution. The 'taries, and a Treasurer, were all regularly sum total of contributions, during the chosen, and the business closed with a year, was only about 7001. less than those song of praise, in which all seemed most of the year before.
heartily to join. The Odessa Bible SoScottish Christian Knowledge Society.- ciety has thus been founded in a most The anniversary of this society for propa- auspicious manner, and promises to be gating Christian knowledge in the High-' come a great blessing to this flourishing lands and Islands of Scotland was celebrat- commercial city ; which, though it be ed in London, in May last. His Royal little more than twenty years since its ..
foundation was laid, already contains The corner stone of an Episcopal
Count Romanzott, a Russian Noble- Missions. man, has at his own expense built four The Female Cent Society of Bergen, Churches on his estates, for different N. J. held their annual meeting in July. sects ; has sent a vessel round the world They ordered one hundred dollars, which on a voyage of discovery, and is now had been collected within the last six about to establish Lancastrian schools. months, to be paid to the general synod
Rev. Mr. Patterson states, that fifteen of the Dutch Reformed Church, for spemillions of Bibles are wanted for the Rus- cific purposes. sian empire. Formerly 2000 annually A Bible Society has been organized in were thought enough: now 200,000 were Caledonia, Genesee County, N. Y. under not half enough. The great and good the name of the Caledonia Female Bible Alexander, besides the 10,000 roubles Society. which he annually subscribes, has given a The Board of Inspectors of the Sunpalace and gardens for the use of the Bi- day School Association of the City of ble Society, and now promises to furnish Troy, have published a highly interesting both.
and satisfactory report of their proceedSWEDEN
ings, and the beneficial effects of their The king of Sweden, it is stated, had system. We regret that our limits will acceded to the Treaty of the Holy Alli- not allow us to copy a document which ance for himself and his successors to the seems so conclusively to prove the benefit thrones of Sweden and Norway.
of such institutions. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The Centurial Jubilee will be celebra
A Society has been established in the ted throughout the Evangelical, Luthecity of New York, under the title of the ran, and Moravian Churches in the UniUnited Foreign Missionary Society. Its ted States, as well as in other countries, purposes are set forth in the second arti- on the Sist of October. cle of the constitution. "The object of the The Female Cent Society of the ReSociety shall be to spread the Gospel formed Dutch Church at Greenwich, N. among the Indians of North America, Y. have lately contributed $111, to the the inhabitants of Mexico and South funds of the Theological Seminary of America, and in other portions of the that denomination. heathen and anti-christian world. "The The Theological School Society of Hon. Stephen Van Rensselaer has been young ladies at Kingston, Ulster Counchosen President.
iy, N. Y. have contributed twenty dolFrom the annual report of the Reli- lars fo“ the same object. gious Tract Society of Ckarleston, S. C. A new Episcopal Society has recently it appears that there have been received been organized in Boston under favourain the last year 45,8 3 'Tracts, of wichble circumstances, and it is intended to 31,075 have been distributed, and 14,838 erect a place of public worship, to be callremain. The expenditure of the last year ed“ St. Paul's Chapel." amounted to $103.40. The receipts to The Rev. Cyrus W. Gray has been in$473.75.
stalled in the pastoral office, at Stafford, A Society has been established in Con. Onondaga county, under the name of The Rev. William A. Hawley has been Th Missionrry Society of Onondaga fir ordained at Hinsdale, Mass. Civilizing and Christianizing the Abo- We understand that the proprietors of riginal inhabitants of America.
the church in Park-street, Boston, have in
vited the Rev. Sereno E. Dwight, of Con- Yale College, to settle with them, and necticut, son of the late President of that he has accepted the invitation.
ART. 12. MONTHLY SUMMARY OF POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE.
that the public debt has been diminished GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. somewhat more than had been anticipaTN consequence of the spirit of discon- ted. Parliament will not be dissolved
I tent, which still exists to an ominous ex. this year. tent in many parts of England, and which of woollen goods exported from Great has broken out in overt acts, in Derby. Britain in one year, ending the 5th Jan. shire and Nottinghamshire, and in the 1817, to the amount of £9,405,486, the West Riding of Yorkshire, a bill has pass- value of £3,029,667 were exported to the ed the House of Commons and gone up United States of America. The Chamto the House of Lords, providing for a fur- ber of Commerce of Glasgow have deterther suspension of the Habeas Corpus, mined to petition Parliament torepeal the and will probably be enacted. So much laws regulating the interest of money. alarm has been excited by these commo- In a report of one of the economical tions, that the lords-lieutenant of the se- committees to Parliament, the advanveral counties in England have been or- tages of charitable institutions are doubtdered to repair to their respective jurisdic- ed, inasmuch as they tend to draw togetions, to be in readiness for any emergen- ther into the capital multitudes of people, cy. From the promised abundance of merely for the purpose of temporary supthe harvests, however, the price of bread- port, consequently tending to the encoustuffs had diminished, and the distresses ragement of idleness. of the poor being alleviated, there is a À committee of the House of Comprospect of a return of tranquillity. . mons are taking testimony in regard to
The trial of Doctor Watson, for treason, the safety of Steam-boats, preparatory to occupied seven days. Lord Chief Jus- a report on that subject. tice Ellenborough was nearly five hours Some Scotch families have emigrated in delivering his charge to the jury, and to Poland... then, growing exhausted, was assisted by The “English Board of Agricultures Justice Abbott, in finishing the recital of has offered the following premiums :the evidence. Watson was acquitted. The To the person who shall draw up and lay Chancellor of the Exchequer has made before the board, on or before the 1st of his financial statement in the House of March, 1818, the best essay on the means Commons, from which it appears that of employing the industrious and unoccu£18,000,000 are required for the service pied poor, the gold medal of £100. To of the year 1817, which, together with the person who shall, during the spring of £1,900,000 interest on exchequer bills; 1818, cause to be dug by hand, for the .£530,000 sinking fund on ditto ; £246,508 production of any crop of corn or pulse, to make good the permanent charges of turnips or cabbages, the greatest number Ireland to January 3, 1817,and £1,660,000, of acres, not less than ten, never dug bemakes the total amount to be raised for fore, the gold medal of £50 ; and for the the present year £22,137,808. The nex: greatest number of acres, not less ways and means provided are,-annual than five, £25. duties £3,000,000; ways and means up- A ney variety of wheat, called Talaveon grants of 1815 and 16, remaining at ra whed, brought into England from the disposal of the parliament, £1,865,559; Spain a few years ago, is highly recomexcise duties £1,300,000 ; money of mended. It has a very long straw, long the consolidated fund at the dispo- ears, a fine, clear, thin-skinned grain; is sal of parliament, £1,225,978; lottery, very prolific; succeeds either in autumn £250,000 ; old stores, £400,000; and ar- or spring, and ripens three weeks earlier rears of property tax, between April, than the common wheat in England. In 1817, and April, 1818, £1,500,000. The Scotland, too, notwithstanding the cliremainder to be supplied by an issue of mate, it flourishes more than any kind Irish Treasury Bills, to the amount of there cultivated. . £3,600,000, and Exchequer Bills to the The “Waterloo Bridge," over the amount of £9,000,000. The Chancellor Thames, was opened on the 18th June. of the Exchequer stated that the condi- The Prince Regent and the chief nobility tion of the Finances is improving, and walked over it, for the first time, and paid toll. It is said to be finer than any bridge ed by the Austrian authorities and sent as over the Thames, and indeed, the finest a state prisoner to a castle in Hungary. in the world. A man not long since, led
SPAIN. his wife, in a halter, to Wolverhampton The spirit of insurrection appears to market, and sold her for half a crown. have been very widely spread in Spain.
Great disturbances have taken place in General Milaus is said to have retired to Ireland, not on account of political excite- the mountains on the confines of Cataloment, but merely for the want of food. pia, where he has collected numbers of Potatoes are said to have sold in the Dub- the discontented and aggrieved, and estabKn market, in June, for 5d. per lb. wbile lished himself in considerable strength. other vegetables were in plenty, and her. Large bodies of men have appeared in rings abundant
arms on the banks of the Ebro, near the FRANCE.
frontiers of Catalonia and Arragon, and There have been recently many dis government seems preparing to put dowp turbances in France, said to have been resistance with a strong hand. The new chiefly owing to the extreme scarcity of source to which Ferdinand has been comfood; though in Lyons, civil and political pelled to resort for revenue, argues a very grievances have been assigned as the cause,
the cause disordered and weak state of the governand it is represented, that the riots were ment, for he has seized upon ecclesiastical not quelled there until several hundred property, and reduced the benefices so, lives were lost. At Rheims several indi- that henceforth the maximum of income viduals have been apprehended and tried will be about £220. He has also laid a before the prevotal court, of whom, three property tax, and abolished, in the intehave been condemned to be put in irons
condemned to be put in irons rior, all offices of excise. This new plan for twenty years—two, for ten, and three, of finance, it is thought, will have a strong for five years. Ten other accused per- revolutionary tendency. The report that sons were acquitted. The promised abun- the Spanish consul, with many other Eudance of the harvest and the vintage, how- ropeans, had been massacred at Algiers, ever, by reducing the price of bread-stuff, is said to be false. The Spanish consul las contributed, with the aid of the mili- in Holland has given information, that in tary, to restore tranquillity, and in conse consequence of explieit orders from the quence of this the funds, which had fallen, king, rigorous measures are taking to prehave again ‘risen, and confidence is re- vent foreigners from entering the Spanish stored.
provinces with arms, and munitions of It is stated that accusations are prepa- war, and notified the Dutch merchants, ring against the Duke of Feltre, minister that all ships sailing from Dutch ports. of the war department, to be urged at the bound to Havanna, Porto Rico, or other next session of the French legislature, and free ports of Spanish America, must not that the council of ministers, apprehend only be provided with certificates of oriing much difficulty in defending him, gin from himself, or the vice-consul, to have advised his majesty to send him as cover the cargo, but also a list or roll of ambassador to the Court of St. James, in the crew, and of the passports of the pasplace of the Marquis D’Osmond, who has sengers. been removed to Vienna. By an order The great national arsenal at La Carafrom the minister of police, no French- ca, a seaport of Spain, about six miles man older than fifteen years, is allowed from Cadiz, has recently been burnt down. to go out of the country or travel in the It is said to have contained every thing interior, out of the immediate neighbour. necessary for the equipment of a strong hood of his residence without regular fleet, and is supposed to have been set on passports; and strangers are permitted to fire to prevent fitting out a squadron to live or travel in France, only by virtue of transport forces to South America. an authorization from the Minister of Po- A Steam-boat has been built at Seville ; lice, or some legal French passport. , and King Ferdinand, it is said, has decreed
By a recent census of Paris, that city that all new-invented instruments may be contains 860,000 inhabitants, 20,000 more imported free of duty. than London, within the bills of mor
- PORTUGAL. tality.
A conspiracy has recently been detectIt is asserted that many of Bonaparte's ed and quelled at Lisbon by the alert officers have found their way to Persia,
wav to Persia energy of Marshal Beresford, which, if it and entered into the service of the Peré had been suffered to ripen unmolested, sian monarch. General Savary, who had would soon have changed the government set out for the same country, but altered of Portugal. It was the intention of the lais plans, on arriving at Trieste was seizcoaspirators to change the whole existing