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sen. The island was about two miles point is ascertained, he directs that a in length and one in breadth, and was, truss be made, having the ball at the end altlough flat, somewhat more elevated concave instead of convex, as usual, for above the surface of the sea, than the the reception of a cup of equal diameter contiguous island of Elizabeth. The with the orifice of the hernia. The cup Dutch, when in possession of the Cape, Soust be of porcelain, glass, or earthen. kept a guard of twenty-four men on Bos. ware, that the liquor may not penetrate sen; and it was employed as a place of it, or undergo any alteration; and the tanishment for criminals, to the number edges of it should be turned, that they of from seventy to a huvidred, who dug inay not incommode the patient. It is June-stone to supply materials for the to be filled with wool, which must be buildings on the adjacent continent. changed every other day. Tivo, three, No women were then permitted to reside or four, hundred snails are then to be here, not even the wile of the port-mas. procured, and kepe in a place where ter. It was not allowed that strangers they can procure food, as only two or should visit it, since a Danislı ship which thice, or if they are small, six or eight, had lost great part of her crew, and was are to be used every day. The patient, refused assistance at the Cape, sent a before he rises, and after he has been in boat on shore, dispersed the guard, and bed, reinoves the cup from the truss, and received on board as many maletactors pricks the snail in different places with as were necessary to navigate her to Eu- a pin. From eacls wound the snail gives rope. At the southern extremity of the out, through the opening in his shell, island, a flag was hoisted on the approach sometimes a bluislı
, sometimes a grey, of any vessel.
liquid, which must he canglit on the woot
in the cup. If only a thuck froth oozes M. V'AUQUELIN, in the name of the out, the stail inust be thrown aside, and Committee of the Chemical Arts, has another taken in his stead. The cup lately reported on a manufacture of being sufficiently filled with liquor, must tallow for candles, professed to be puri- always be placed exactly in the same sia fied from all animal substances of ani in- mation, on the affected part, then cojurious nature, to be free froin all mois- vered with a white linen cloth, and the ture, and not at all discolored. "The bail of the truss applied on it. The tallow," says he, “ which I carefully latter must be sufficiently tight, to preexamined, is demi-transparent, perfectly vent the Auid from escaping. During dry, and sonorous. lo is indeed so very this treatinent, which will last three or dry, that when a blade of iron is passed four months, or more, the only precautiover it, only lightly touching it, it gives an ons necessary to be takeu are tushave the extremely lively phosphoric light, occa- part once in four days, and not to leave sioned, according to all appearance, by it long uncovered for fear of cold. If an electric motion; for when this tallow the cup rubs off the skin, it must he is recently melted, and the surrounding removed till the place is healed. In air is extremely dry, the mere passing of this case the patient may remove the the hand on it is sufficient to produce truss altogether at night, it it can be done sparks. The dryness of this tallow is without darger; and in the dav-time be
still farther demonstrated by its perfect may wear it dry, filling the cavity with transparency when melted: at the tempe- wool, and covering the bernia with a bit
Tature of boiling water, neither bubbles of cloth. By this treatment, a common nor clouds are discernible. This tallow, hernia may be cured in two, three, or at it is affirmed, may be kept without any most four, months; after which, however, discoloration or rancidity for two years. the patient should continue to wear the
The candles made of it are extremely truss for six weeks, or two months, till: white, their light is very pure, they emit the wound is sufficiently healed, to perlittle or no sinoke, they do not gutter or mit the muscles to resume their natural run, and require snuffing less frequently action. --than others. They are about five per cent. M. AMATUS GOUJON BONPLAND, the higher in price than those of common companion of M, Von llumboldt, in his manufacture."
travels, has been appointed chief inspecM. TARENNI has discovered, that the tor of the domain of Malmaison, with a slimy juice of snails is a specific for the considerable salary. He will probably cure of hernia, when the ruptured part continue the splendid work, entitied, can be returned, and it is not dangerous " Le Jerdin de Molmuison," interruped to contine it in the body. When this by the death of Ventenat, as soon as itte second part of his “Plantes Equinoriales" minutes after five in the evening, a rather is finished.
secunde A second
violent shock of an earthquake was felt In the second part of M. Von Hum- throughout Vienna, and its suburbs. In BOLDT's collection of Astronomical Obe most of the houses, objects that did not servations, he has given the latitude and stand firm were thrown down, the bells Longitude of a great number of places, rang, and all the etects usual on such which he determined during his travels occasions, were observable. At the along the Oronoko, Atabapo, Tuamini, observatory, Mr. Triesnecker noticed the Temi, Cassiquiale, and Rio Negro. Maps following particulars of this phenone. of this portion of the South American non:-The duration of the shock was continent, that is of the Oronoko, the about a minute. There were two very river Magdalen, the province of Joren distinct oscillations ju the direction of de Braconiorros, and of the western part from south-west to north-east, and reof the river of Amazons, which M. Von ciprocally: the wind was north-northHumboldt took on the spot, and inade east. Reaumur's thermometer stood at drawings of in the years 1801-1802, eleven and a halt degrees below zero, and during his residence at Quito and Mexico, the barometer twenty-eight inches six are in the hands of the engraver. With and a half lines. Of three pendulum these the author intends to publish the clocks, one was stopped; the other two bases of his maps, and various astrono- continued going: their isochronism only mical and geographical enquiries, by M. was deranged, Oltmamis. The third part of the same M. Simon, of Berlin, has recently collection contains the elevation of five made some experiments on the laws of Hundred points of Spanish America, electric repulsion. Coulomb, by means which M. Von Humboldt determined by of the torsion of wire in his electrical bameans of the barometer.
lance, seems to have ascertained that
the electrical repulsion is in the inverse Petersburgh, Dec. 6.—A merchant ratio of the square of the distance. To has sent to Petersburgh from the prove this law to his audience by a coasts of the Frozen Sea, the head of more simple and firm apparatus, M.. an animal of extraordinary size, and in Simon constructed a pair of scales, all very, perfect preservation. This head the parts of which were made of glass, has been presented to the emperor by and coated with gum lac. Though the minister for commerce and his majesty inferior in sensibility to Coulomb's appahas rewarded the merchant with a gold ratus, it appears sufficiently sensible medal.
for experiments of this kind, since each In the government of Simbitsk, in degree of deviation of the tongue of the the circle of Korssun, four versts from balance from 0, was equal to the weight the crown village Kassaur, there is a dis- of .04 of a grain. The result of M. trict where the earth has been burning Simon's experiments, the circumstances for three years.
No fire is seen; but of wbich be varied in every possible way, much smoke, which issues at various was, that the electric repulsion was in places. The ground sinks in sensibly; the simple inverse ratio of the distance. and on pressing it at the edges, flames In trials with the gold leaf, electrameter, burst out. The inhabitants of kassaur this law was established with still more say, that not far from that place, the precision, than in those which he made earth had burned in the same manner with the pith balls. It is to be twelve years ago, and had become observed, that Volta has always denied extinguished of itself, Where the the truth of Coulomb's law; and asserted ground was dug into, a spring of water that experiments with the electrophorus, was found,
show the electric repulsion and attrac
tion to be simply in the inverse ratio of On the 14th of January, at fifty-three the distance.
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS. Three Sonatas, for the Piano-forte. Composed and passages are well disposed for the band dedicated to Lady Armitage, by J. A. Dabmer. of the tyro. To say that they are pleasing 55.
would be scarcely doing justice to their
merit: some of the ideas are at once ori. HESE sonatas are obviously intend- ginal and beautiful; and the whole Their style is easy, and the sition, much above mediocrity.
A second Grand Bugle-borr Piece, or Sixtb uncharacterised by novelty. The alleTrop.
Composed and Inscribed to Jobr gretto movement, by which it is succeed. Smitb, Esq. by George Guest, of Wisbecb. 3so ed, is conceived with vivacity; and so This troop is published for clarinets,
well did it merit to be announced in the ftules, horns, trumpet, bugle-born, base title-page, that we think its omission soons, serpent, side druin, and bass there impolitic. drum, with an adaptation for the piano. Lord Correcare; a favorite Danco, arranged as a furte. The passages are spirited and Rondo for the Riano-forto, by M. Holst. connected; and the score is su arranged 1s. 64, as to evince an intimate knowledge of This is a pleasant little exercise; and the characters and powers of the various calculated to improve the finger, as well instruments it includes, and of their
as please the eur, of the piano-forte stucumbined effects, while the adaptation dent. For any striking novelty or specifor the piano-forte much increases the
mens of science we can never reasonably value of the publication.
look tür ia productions of this nature; but, Ilree Sonesas feribe Piano. forte, with an As- as far as their general merit extends, the
companimeni (ad libitum) for a Flute or Violin. present rondo may fairly put in its Composed and Inscribed to the Right Hon. Vis• claims. stunt Hampden, by Wm. Slapp. 75. 6d.
The Warrior ; sang by Mr. Bellamy. Composed In these sonatas, wbich are enriched
wirb an Accompaniment for ibe Piano forte. by the introduction of several excellent Inscribed ro Mis. Wildmun, by Jusepb Major. and genuine Scotch airs, we find many 15. 6d. agreeable and well-constructed passages. The melody of this song is easy, natu. Tlie prevailing features of the original ral, and pleasing ; but the compass of matter are those of familiarity and siin
voice necessary to its performance will, plicity : nevertheless, science and exe- we should tear, by no means tend to prce cation are occasionally displayed, and mote its general circulation.
We must, the general effect is both forcible and
however, in candor, observe, that the florid.
unusual range of the passages does not Sx Sonatas for tbe Piano-forte, selected from the detract from their intrinsic inerita
Werks of Giordani, Gluck, Vento, Rauzzini, Rondo, "No more Love's arts bewailing.” Com. &c. Arranged and Dedicated 10 Miss Eyre,
posed by J. Clarke, Mus. Doc. Cambridge by H. C. Café. Ss.
1s. 6d. This selection of sonatinas is highly
The subject of this rondo is interestereditable to Mr. Corfe's judgment, und
ing, and ihe digressive matter is well will prove a useful acquisition to young conceived. Many of the passages are practitiiers on the instrument for which
at once ingenious and tasteful; while they it is intended. Some of the pieces are rise out of each other with an ease that uncommonly attractive; and all will be bespeaks a free and natural flow of ideas, acceptable to those who possess real and set in a highly-favourable point of laste, or are anxious to improve their view the well-known.talents of the comfinger.
poser. Tie Rose ; a Ballad, for rano Voicos, reitb an
"Mr. P. 0." a New Song, sung by Mrs. Bland, Accompaniment for the Piano-fort: and Harp
aribe Lyceum Z'beatre. Composed by Mr.Parry. Lute. Written, Composed, es de loscribed, 10 Miss Gossling, by John Perry. Is.
* Mr. P. 0." is a humourous little Alt. Parry (the editor of the Welsh effort, in which · Mr. Parry has done Melodies,) has displayed in this ballad
what juis subject required. The inelody sistne taste for vocal composition. It is is light, free, obvious, and casy of atevidently intended as a trifle; and we are
tainment. The pause, incroduced for the justified in pronuuncing it a pleasing accommodation of the words that are
spoken, is well managed, and the effect 4 Grand Mareb, for the Piano-forte Dedicated of the whole is good. to Lord Catbeurt and Admirul Gambier, by "Summer ; " Pastoral Divertisement for the Goulding, Phipps, D' Amaine, and C. 2s
Pianoforte. Composed by M. P. King. 25. This march, which has the recominen- Adr. King bas exhibited much taste in dations of a violin accompaniment, and this little production. It consists of two the introductin of Rule Britannia," is movements; the first of which is in the buid and energetic in its style, and is not compound common time of six quavers, MUNTILY MG. No. 193.
and the second in common time of two bring them out “in a manner superior crotchets. The subject of the former is both in point of perspicuity and exactremarkably pretty, and the latter, con- ness, to any of the cnpies that have been sisting of summer heats,” is arranged procured from the continent." Anong with considerable contrivance and judg. Other advantages annouuced in the pro
posals, are those of the number of parts Messrs. Samuel Wesley, and Charles in which every fugue is composed, being Frederic Horn, are preparing for the pointed out to the young student, and press a new edition of the first twelve the introduction of explanatory marks to Preludes and Fugues of Sebastian Rach. show whether the subject is pursued They are to be published by subscription; directly, inversely, by dininution, or by and the ingenious editors proniise tó augmentation.
STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN FEBRUARY.
Containing official Papers and authentic Documents.
Françe, was signed on the 6th of January, by N the 13th of Jan. at eight o'clock the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Duke of
in the morning, the Ministers, the Candore, and the Swedisa Plenipotentiary, Privy Counsellors, and Senators, assen
Count Essen, and Baroa Lacerbeilke; it was bled, by coinmand of his Majesty the Em- immedia'ely sent off by M. Von Krassow. peror, at the Palace. His Majesty ad- The conditions are as follow :-Pomerania is dressed thein from the throne, and atter
restored to Sweden; France guarantees the the meeting broke up, a new form of Ado present possession of the Crown of Sweden. ministration was announced, of which yet with the exception of salt, which may be
Sweden accedes to the Continental system, the following are the most proidinent imported. The exportation of goods froni features :
Swedish harbours in Swedish bottoms is free : There is to be a Supreme Administra
tie contributions, imposed in Skewish Pometive Council, to consist of 32 Members, and rania, but not yet paill, are remitted; the four presidents. His Majesty the Emperor grants made by the French Emperor in Swe. presides in person, when present at their dish Pomerania are to be confirmed ; Spain, meetings, and when absent, appoints a Com- Holland, Naples, and the Confederacy of the missioner, who is to be changed every year. Rhine, are included in this treaty of peace ; The Commissioner for the present year is
Swedish ships taken or sequestrated since Count Romanzow. The whole of the Ad- the accession of King Charles XIII. to the ministrative Council, consisting of 36 per. Swedish throne, shall be restored with their sons, is divided into four section, viz.— 1st. cargoes (colonial produce excepted); the an. Of Legislation ; 2nd. Of the Administration cient relations of commerce beiween the two of Justice, in spiritual and temporal affairs; kingdoms are to be restored, and the mer. 3rd. Of Military Affairs, by sea and land; chants shall be treated in both countries as and 4th. Of Internal Economy, comprising the most favoured nations; the prisoners of the finances, commerce, manufactures, agri
war shall be relurned in a mass, and the raticulture, medical superintendance, public in fications shall be exchanged within 50 daye struction, &c. Each of these four sections
at latest, has a distinct President, and there is to be
FRANCE, one Imperial Secretary for the whole. The chief Director of the Chancery is to be Impe- the intelligence from the French Eimpire
Little of importance has occurred in rial Secretary. He is the bearer of all communications between the Monarch, the Su. during the last month, which we shall preme Council, the respective sections there. not have rather to state under the names of, and the Colleges of Government. He of other countries. The new patriinoalso receives all petitions addressed to the nial views of Bonaparte appear to be Emperor. The existing Ministerial offices directed to a sistor of the Emperor of are to be retained, but to be subordinate to Russia, and it is said that other iidporthe Supreme Council.
tant marriages will take place on the ocTha Presidents of the four sections are, casion. It is expected that Bonaparte Count Sawadowsky, Prince Lopuchin, Count will not sct out for Spain till after the adAraktschejef, and M. Mordwinoff, formerly justment and celebration of the union. Minister of Marine. The Minister for the Home Department has requested permission
The Moniteur, in some long and coarse to resign, and Baron Von Campenhice pa is remarks on the King's Speech, at the appointed imperial Treasurer in the place of opening of the present Session of Parlia. M. Golubzoft.
ment, inakes the following statement on
the result of our late expedition : The Treaty of Peace between Sweden and “The mischief done by the English in the 2
Island of Walcheren, is estimated at about either naval or military, within this compass, 400,000 francs (about 16,7001. sterling); shall form part of the army of Brabant. but they have repaired che fortifications of 4th.-The fortresses situated between Flushing on the land side, and left them in the Meuse and the Scheldt shall be placed in the best condition. The expense thereby in- a state of siege. Curred, is estimated by our engineers at 5th. The military commanders,
and 600,000 francs (25,0001.). They have left French authorities in Holland, are required to behind, balls, humos, and pieces of ordnance, conform to che present orders. and suffered a great number of their ships to 6th. --The Minister of War is charged be taken: several of them were laden with with the execution of the present Decree. clothes; fifteen thousand coats were found
(Signed) NAPOLEON. in one of them. On calcula ing the value of these different articles, and taking every
The conquest of Spain is now nearly thing into account, it will be found that our losses are nearly balanced by our gains; at completed. The French armies, by a least, the former do not exceed the latter by series of rapid movements, have passed 50,000 franes. The mines made to blow up the Sierra Morena, taken Seville, adche sluice of the large basin of Flushing were vanced into Andalusia, and threaten Caconstructed with sich ignorance or precipi. diz, the last refuge of the discomfited tancy, that they did not effect their purpose ; patriots. they bave not even damaged the ground. The following Letter from the Duke of Dalmatia, beams, which makes a difference or a million. to the Prince of Wagram and Neufchatel, Had they injured the ground be.ms, two contains some of the details, years' lybour, and an expense of two millions, I have not yet received an official account would have been required to render it possible of the artillery, ammunition, and magazines, for ships to enter the basin, while now which the enemy left us at Jaen. I have 300,000 francs and six months' time, will be only learnt that there are 44 pieces of car.non, sufficient to put the sluice into a serviceable half battering, and the rest field artillery. condition. On hearing this Speech, should There are also 6000 muskets, a great deal of we not be induced to think that the arsenals ammunition, and considerable' magazines. and dock-yards of Flushing are the arsenals At Cordova we also found 6000 muskets, and and dock-yards of Brest? The dock-yards, a cannon foundery, from which the artillery the arsenals, and port of the Scheldt, are ac will derive great advantage.
The enemy Antwerp, and not in Flusling; but one 64- evacuated Castille and Bocar, leaving behind gun ship and a frigate were on the stocks in four eight-pounders and a howitzer. He Flushing. The English have taken these also abandoned six more in the mountains ; two ships to pieces, but left us the timber. so that, since the passage of tbe Sierra Mo. The expedition of the English has produced rena, the Imperial army has taken eighty one favourable result: it has removed all pieces of cannon. I shall have the honour of doubt on the possibility of ships of the line, sending an account of all that has been taken, completely armed, saising at the Schelot. to your serene Highness, so soon as I reWe have now such an accurate knowledge ceive it. of that river, that our squadron has arrived General Sebastiani was to march this at Antwerp armed, and has come there to day from Jaen on Grenada. I have received moorings perfectly safe. The basin of Ant- no intelligence from him these two days; werp will be finished in the course of this but his preparatory moveinent must have year; and thirty sail of the line can be a-fout been finished yesterday evening. there, perfectly sheltered from the ice. Our The division of General Latour Man
ships will, in future, set sail from Antwerp bourg is this day at Lepa; the infantry of the completely armed, and having their provi- first corps of the army at Rambla and La Car. sions, water, and artillery, on board.
lota. To-morrow, the whole of the first Palace of Thuilleries, Jun. 20,1810.- corps will be at the other side of the Leva, Napoleon, Emperor of the French, King on the road to Seville. The fifth corps will of Italy, Protector of the Rhenish League, unite at Ecija, where his Majesty intends to and Mediator of the Helvetic Confedera- fix his head-quarters to morrow. tion-Desiring to provide for the security ville. Hopes are entertained that the inha
The king is determined to march on Seof the northeru frontiers of our Empire, bitants will make no resistance, and that we and to place out of danger our dock-yards shall reach it before Albuquerque's division, and arsenal at Aniwerp, we have de and the troops of the Duke del Parque, which creed as follows:
we are informed have been ordered from Es. Article Ist.-An army shall be formed, tremadura and the banks of the Tagus. Should to be called the Army of Brabant.
we get there before them, it is probable that 2nd.-All the country situated between the fall of Seville will be followed by the the Meuse and Scheldt, and the Sea, shall surrender of Cadiz, where they cannot be compose the territory of the said army. yet in a state of defence, and that we shail Sid.All the French and allied troops, thus obttin possession of the Spanish fleer!