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rpii). recsoning which warrants thb
v»robil>;<e.r. of distilling from potatoes,
opplie- more strongly to distilling
from grain.
London, Aug. 26.
Execution of Cafllu the Black.
I i.ere hi r seme uncommon cir
cumstances attending the fate of the
, 1 ,-iK-d man who was executed yes
■ r
lerJay. „
\ Pluck man wailed upon the Kev.
Mr. Cotton, .11(1 asked him, whether
there was m»t a man of color condem
neil *■' 'be ? Having heard the fart
,i the authority, for which the
» ranger bed shewn the utin stres
pact, be begged to be allowed to visit
the malefactor.
The ordiuany.—" certainly you shall
are his rela
see him, 1 suppose you
tion ?" ,
The Black_ « No, sie, I am an
Af i "in ; Ite is, l hear, an American.
1 never saw hint: our condition* were!
never alike. 1 whs a slave; he never
was a slave, except to bis passions,
VIl'ich have Heated him wo.se even
?! In my masters ever treated me."
He then pulled aside (be hair th it; *
hung about his face, and shewed
mad scars, every one of w hielt he
8a i(! had a different master.
The Ordinary.—" " hat isyour oil
jeet in visiting "litis man. if you do not
J .
know lom ?"
The Black.—" God has been good
; 1 know the Gospel scheme of
vsli« a to the .ifflieted."
■Ottlinary took him in ; they
The str inger
tn tie
sa. a
fui ut c. dill Lt prayer.
. is unon seeing this testimony
K-art, and pointed to the
,iower which shed its
i\ :r him, and pi iyei)
e iyt<" villi» beam that
A- I never for
■ ail of
Si- -
of a !
pure r> !i.;t
upon the
er sets.
nuit u topi
n' ■
.< -lie
s - -
ho ■:
prisy i-, i-m
i-uili I take place,
increase the interest oi
» mi exhliiition
()t ffynrj
tit at an <m
which woo
t;.v scene.
f grot',
resign..tion, amt
S he African .mb the Ameri
; ; fi 1 1 1 -together, and continu' •'
; ; fi 1 1 1 -together, and continu' m|"opc,
.. 'j'lie eouvkt linl e a te <d !
"n.-cessarv ;u-par lions fm* leaving
world.' De had
uiit of liL ini'ntion. nod tell lb
to c T . I of lus penitence, which
i ho sufficiency of iitominnmt.
bed to die.
as long cs the p is.m ullowe".
H „. visaed his brother, as lie railed
i,i,n, until the moment of their eter
separ. lion. They were together
in -»rayer the whole of the night pr
cedi ig the execution, and w alked hand
in h ind to the place where the irons
•k off foil of that religion
11 w
in -me
Tue Alcici.n re
are strut
vliicti leaves no terror upon the heart.
Coffin fell in the midst of prayer.
Tim Grdinary upon quiting the me<
an.-holy scene, declared that he never
s/w stronger symptoms of tin- energy
of religion than in the mind of this
' '(located almost friendless
most interest. , .
tli<' Ordinary, that he hud expetien
o.usuch kindness and improvement
wish lor an opportunity of
African black excited the ul
fie told the Sheriff k
here, as to
coing once more among his country
niciw to render them all the services to
derived from his experience in
England. An application is to be
made to some ot the prim-ipal Mem
bm; of the African Societies upon the
sunicet, So '»< )Ve ' 1 vvas "°"- v
who witnessed his conduct, that asuo
scriplhm was nude lor him upon the
turned Highway Rob
Jl Ho
Mrs. Knight anil another lady gave
information of being robbed by a dog
in the following singular manner
She stated, that she and her sister
were returning about 6 o'clock the
«receding evening from St. Paneras
Cnurrh towards the Battle bridge -. a
dog resembling a drover's (log,
unaccompanied by a any person, jum
ped suddenly up from the road side,
and lay ing holo of liic Reetie-ule she
had in her hand with his teeth, lorct
lily snatched it from her, and crossing
off the road made his escape ; her
reticule contained a pound note, a
sovereign, 18s. insilver, «silver thim
ble, a pair or silver spectacles, and
other articles—The constable, stated,
that a dog answering the same des
cription attacked a p -T woman on
Saturday evening, near the Vcterinu
ry College, and robbed her of a bun
die containing two shirts, some hand
kerchiefs, A other things, with which
he ran away and that the poor woman
was so frightened, it had nearly cost
her life. There were several other
charges made against the same dog.
which is supposed to have been-train
ed up to the business, and that hi»
niaster must be at some place not t ar
The officers undertook to fie
the alert to apprehend this depre
dator, or eU* to shoot him.
[London Taper.
From a late Taris Taper.
Most of our readers no doubt wif
recollect the surprising efforts ma >
by the government of .Napoleon to ex
tract sugar from the best roots, am
thus render France independent of tin
vV. Indies for that modern article o:
prime necessity. After the restore
iion of Louis the legitimate, it was
looked upon ns a sort of mark of a
man's loyalty to ridicule those efforts,
notwithstanding the success wi!l
which they had been frequently at
tended, The times seemed to have
changed, and what was considered »
mark of " Bonapartism" three years
ago is now very properly, and with
just pride, announced in the Paris
Commercial Journal, as otic of the
most profitable sources of national
"I mis very credulous (says the
nrit. r) re-pe ting the m muf .et it re of
sugar from ne. t mut. M. Chaptel
(inverted me hv exhibiting 2000
. , .. . ,,
pounds m Ins Sugar Bakery,
pmess in q ate simple : there no
Um.g eyste, .«..s .,» ,t. I he profits
k '**) ' 'snsiikM* .Lie : nothing is lost.
* »***■ ^ •»- « ,u.s pis-,mns nn
serve as excellent ..aUIn. (1 «
syrups and molasses "re ailei wards
converted into Veohol, more or less
strong, as he nm> deem proper,
estimates B,e pro-hiee ol bei article
alone at Iroin4 to >1)00 francs,
From « London Paver.
Miraculous Escape.
ham, a workman at (he colliery ot Mr.
Young, i.t Wro knoll,
over ife month of the pit, to rece ve
a basket of eoiil, drawing up hy the 1
engine, the rope hy which he held
suddenly bt'oKe, and Durham was
.eecipitated lie td I'ovninst mt o tin
pit, which is about 50 fathoms deep !
Every one was horror stricken, they
a .1 orally concluded he would he dash
■il to .»terns, ami his sun, a tad, on tin
premises, was frantic : But not a
none of him w is broken, nur was even
-.is skin l»c crated ! In his fall he
■rovid mildly grasped the descending
A sie f. lime -»L
m|"opc, whi'di took him safely to in<*
! jn.iUom ; hml lie caught llie ascending
ope, he must have met certain death,
t'nsmil occupation, as if nothing had
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From Mexico.
A gentleman who left A era Craz
bout the middle of O-tober. and
hose opportunities of pi enuring an
relative to the
ifientir intelligence
state of the country were particularly
avorablo, informs us that the news
lately published by the Spanish au
thorities respecting the internal enn
,-erns of Mexico is greatly exaggera
ited. if not mterly unfounded,
was believed in the best informed cir
cles at Vera Cruz, that Mina, so far
from having been destroyed, was ma
king a rauhi and irresistable progress
Into the most wealthy and populous
part of the vice royalty. He had
defeated and cut to pieces in three
separate affvirs, three dificrent regi
uts of the royal army who had at
tacked him.—Persons at Vera Cruz,
who dared converse on the subject,
and whose information was derived
! from authentic, sources, declared that
his motions and dispositions were ad
mirably judicious, and that his trowps
evinced an invincible courage as well
the exactest discipline.
'Phe valor of his French officers.,
particularly was spoken of in terms ol
the highest praise. He had passed
thro' the cities of Leon K San Louis de
'atosi,N waswithinan hundred miles
of the capital. From the rapidity of
his progress, and his taking uninter
rupted possession of two such impur,
tant posts as Leon and San Louis tie
Potosi, one of two inferences is inevi
table ; either his army is so formide
Ide as to look down all opposition ; or
the people of the country are extreme
ly well disposed to favor his views.
A convoy of § 5 , 000.000 from Mex
ieo had been due at Vera Cttiz. sev
eral days when our informant sailed
from the latter place : apprehensions
were entertained that it had fallen
into the hands of the insergents —
part of the route between the two|e
cities were eertainly in their posses
sion, and bands of them frequently
appeared within view of the walls ol
Vera Cruz.
«The Floridas."
Under this head, the Savannah
Republican, of the 28th ult. »avs
" \\'e have accounts from a sour- e
wiii'-h leaves not a doubt on our minds
lhat the island of Amelia will '«■ »»
ken possession of, and Auey and his
freebooters (h-ivea off in » fi » weeks,
fiv order of our government—P -m
illy ii'praetieahle, foreiM' iCiiec ssarv.
The island is to fie field Sy the Unit "
States' troops, until the meeting o.
Congress, when we sh ill then know
how mutters stand between Spain A
ourselves, aud how they are to be ad
(listed. The president in ordering
\e capture of Amelia has discharged
» duty. By this act he extends the
■.nil of .protection to Georgia as an
ni roal part of the Union ; and will
p event encroachments dangerous to
the prosperity of (he state, and des
iructive of its citizens.
" It is asserted that Don Gnis has
instructions from his king, to tender
the Floridas to the United States, for
six millions of dollars; out of which
sum, Spain agrees to deduct the amount
of spoliations made by her on the
property of American citizens. Such
is tlit* confidence placed in that re
port, that the stocks of the different
insurance offices, that have suffered
Iiv the depredations of Spain rose in
one day 25 per cent in value."
,JV. f. Spectator.
A Reward of 400 Dollars,
Will be given by the subseriher, for
I he apprehension of Gi rard Morris
and Dickerson D Mez ok, convicted
at the last court held in September
lust, in Somerset county, of Kidnap,
ping, ami sentenced to a c.oniineinent
lient in I fie penitentiary of seven
die above convicts
years tu n.
broke from
Su ulny evening lust about dusk. Ge
rn r-t Morris, is about ft feet it) or II
incites hi h, spare built, of reddish
hair and whiskers, and a fresh coin
plexinn, walks very ere-1. shows a
iioid front, is about 6(> yews of age, is
sai l to he a nativt of Georgia, and
been in the habit of acting in the
character of a negro pari baser, in the
upper part of Somerset, and in tie*
.Lite of Delaware. Dickerson !».
Mezick, is about thirty ycais oi'age,
very spare built, of a pale womanish
face, and a (lark keen eye, about ft t
s or 9 inches high, walks lame in tin
left foot, and turns ii much out t hi
citizen of the upper part of Sum
he has
Hie jail of Somerset on
is a
.■cset. and a inurried man ;
been in the habit of acting as agent
for negro purchasers'about the line of
Delaware and Maryland. It is sup
posed they will make for the nearest
part of Delaware or Virginia. The
' hove reward will lie given to any per
who will secure I Item so that I
get them into my custody again ; ami
I'wo Hundred Dollars lor the securing
ol'either, hy
ol'either, hy
■ o
Sheriff of Somerset county Mil.
By His Excellency Chas. Uidgoly, of
i fa nipt on Esq. Governor of M aryl and
Whereas, it has I» ; represented to
me that Gerard Mon s. ml Du kerson
I) Merrick, who had Imen sentenced
hy the Court of Somerset county, at
September term last, to seven years
ontine.mcnt it) the Penitentiary, for
kidnapping, made their escape Iron ai
tliejail of the said > minty, on Sunday
the sixth (lay of October, eighteen
hundred and seventeen; and whereas
it is the duty of the Executive, in the
execution of the laws, to enthavor )
bring all malefactors te justice :
have therefore thought proper to is
sue tliis my Proclamation, and do hy
and with the advice and consent of tie
Council, offer a reward of Three Hun
dred Dollars to any person or persons
who sbiill apprehend ami deliver to
the Sheriff ol Somerset tountv. either
of the said persons, or S'.x Hmidrei'
Dollars tor both, G ven under my
hand and Seal of the Slate of Mary
laud, this third day of November,
liteen hundred and seventeen.
C. lUDGELY.of Hampton.
Bv his Excellency'»« •> m oan«,
Clerk of tin- Council.
Those Editors of Newspapers who
disposed to aid in putting a stop
to the detestable practice of kidnap
ping, are requested to give publicity
to the above offers of reward.

: mu',

Severe Winter.
The French Engineer Chevalier
■diets that the-approaching Winter
In a letter
will fie uusually severe,
published in a Paris paper of the 12tli
ol'Oetoher, he thus remarks;" YViielli
er we adopt the period of the Binary
nodes, of about 19 years, whether w
admit that, (fie memorable winters
orrespond with one another in dif
ferent ages. conforming i.o a period of
hundred and one years, they all
in efl'eet.
a ri ;nrous winter ;
if regard is had to Hie p
it will correspon
k>4 of 19
with the
'winter oi' 1798* und if w© go btt«k to
the period of 101 years, it will cor
respond with the winters of 1615 and
1716." -
In the following French words will
v'Tlie' iirl'l' prerogAive oVlou'is XVl!
r«- y ri»:
■ a C ° mCtt Ä'Ä Gulaivy.
©dato are d&ascttc.
His Excellency, Charles RidgeJy,
of Hampton was on Tuesday last re
elected Governor of the State, of Ma
ryland Cor the ensuing year, and
Dauiel Murray, John E. Howard, ju
nior ; Henry A. Collis, John Stoops,
and Arnold E. Jones, Esquires, were
elected the Council to the Governor.
Fed. Rep.
The lion. J. C. Calhoun, of South
Carolina was yesterday quallied and
entered on the duties of his office, as
secretary of war.
The President it is understood, has
appointed Charles Bulfinch, esq, of
Boston, architect of the public build
ti r ush. City Gaz.
Mr. and
, and a hundred others that
have you ever com
We understand that George Gra
ham, chief clerk of the war depart
ment, bus resigned. We have not
heard of the appointment of a succès
sur ; it is, however, generally sup
posed that T. Ringgold, esq. will have
the offer.
Punctuality is the life of bu
From an essay under the above ti
de in a southern print, we make the
ollowingextract, for our ou'n benefit :
Perhaps it may not be amiss to re
member the Printer in my discourse,
lie is in a very difficult aud disagree
ble situation. 11 e trusts every body,
fie knows not whom; his money is
scattered every where, he hardly
■»nows where to look for it. His pa
oer, his ink, his presses and his types.
Itis labor and his living, all must he
punctually paid for.
m.d Mr. '
You Mr.
, and Mr.
I could name, have taken Messes- '«
paper a great while—You, and your
children, and your neighbors, have
been amused and informed, and I hope
improved Ivy it—if you miss one pu
per you think very hard of the prin
ter or post for it, for you flail rather
■ o without your best meal than with
out your paper
plied with the condition of snhserip
tion ? Have you taken ns much pains
to furnish the printer with his money
is he has to furnish you with your ini
tier ?
Have you contributed your
ile to repay him for his ink, his pa
: mu', his types, his presses, his hand
work, and head-work ? If you liav<
net—go—pay him off,
am! sin no
Cheap Method of Fattening
Communicated by Mr. Nathan Lan
don of Litchjieldt
There is no way to fatten cattle, in
fhe ansen.-e ol the common means
ce ly inferior to the liest, as the
g instance will prove. I fut
■ cm il an ox and a three year old In i
1er, the winter past, without either
corn or potatoes, for less expense than
that of common keeping, hy n
aratiun of cut straw, Ôte. as ltd
; I boiled about two-qu-irts of
flax-seed aud sprinkled on to cut-straw ,
which had been previously scalded
and seasoned with salt, together with
some oil-cake and oat-meal, working
them together in a tub with a short
pitchfork, till the whole became an
I fattened the heifer first.
oily much.
Stic was of common size, and in good
order to winter.
I gave tier about
three pecks, which she ate voracious
ly, ami in the course of four days,
when the seed was gone she was visi
I fed her regularly iu
fily altered,
this way about two months, in which
time she had eaten about one bushel
of boiled flax-seed, with the other in
gredients in proportion, when she was
she weighed 534 pounds
si Ifis. of which was tallow,
would not have, sold before fat!coin
Tor more than tti dollars—I sold tw
ot" her for Sts 13.
cost me m t more than SIO, exclusiv,
of the hay she ate, which was eil« 11;
On the 1st. (•
scalded as above.
February I began with the ox.
him about three months, but not alto
gether as well as I did the heifer. H
will dusted about one pint of boiled fl
fsured^ feet 2 inches, and w hen killed
|SU| U-etwo catUcwas mure than
I fed
nil T have cleared before in fattening
-xen mid cows in IS years,ami this is
«wing, I think, chiefly to the use of
flax-seed. I never fattened cattle
fh.it appeared so calm, so hearty, and
ligcsteil all their fare with so much
natural ease and regularity as these.
1 would therefore recommend the
,bove preparation to the attention of
fanners as a good substitute for corn.
I kept my cows on it alone in the
month of March for one third the ex
pense of hay—It makes rich milk and
excellent butter.—Farmers ! by a pro
per attention to economy, one half of
your corn may lie saved, to produce
abundance in the land, and your gar
ners shall overflow with oil and fat
ness. I shall pursue this method of
feeding, and endeavor to improve it,
and trust I shall yet be enabled to
say, the half has not been told.
Agricultural Almanac.
From the New Fork Evening Post
Repeal of the Internal Reve
When Mr. Jefferson, on his acces
sion to power, proposed this popular
measure, the late Gen. Hamilton ex
pressed his decided disapprobation of
it, as rash, premature ami hazardous;
and, among other objections, he thus
concluded his second number on the
" But admitting the position that
there is an excess of income which
ought to be relinquished, still the
proposal to surrender the internal re-.
venue is iiiipofitiek. It ought lobe
carefully preserved, as not being ex
posed to the casualties incident to
our intercourse with foreign nations
and, therefore most certain. It ought
to be preserved, as reaching a descrip
tion of persons who are not propor
tionably affected by the impost, and
as tending, for this reason, to distri
bute the public burden more equita
bly. It ought to he preserved, tie
cause, if revenue can really be spread,
it is best to do it in such manner as
will conduct the relief or advance
ment of our navigation and commerce.
Bather let the louage duty on Amer
ican vessels he abolished, and let the
duties be lessened on some particular
articles on whb-h they may press with
inconvenient weight. Let not the
merchant be provoked to attempt to
evade the duties, hy the sentiment
'hat his ease or in revest is disregard
ed, am! dial, his i;,|.\nu alone in u. i>„
logged and incumbered hy the dé
munis <>f the treasury,"
Much were the sentiments of one
whose memory as a great and wise
statesman. Amort nmst eve*
in cherish—Whether ♦
ly applicable to i'>
things as they were tôTïmc
e ml when they were written, the
reader must judge for himself. It
i» certainly with no uncharitable eye
vve are disposed to receive the opinions
expressed in the message before us,
we inclined to speak of it,
ntherwisa, than in the spirit of can
dor, aud indeed, marked approbation.
, 1 - 1 !
nor are
At Orwigsburgh* Pennsylvania on
the 2/tU ult. Hoot. Hbnkï Btuu
At Washington, on the nioruing of
ihe 8lh inst, after an illness of about
0 days, Silas Armstrong, aged 2S
Chief of the Delaware tribe
o' Indians, and one of the deputation
of the several tribes which arrived at
that city on public business a month
The Stockholders of the Wilmington
and Kennen Turnpike Company, are re
quested to attend an Election to be held
at the House of the widow Thomas, in
Wilmington, for Directors, on the first
Monday in January next. Particular
attention is requested, as business ot im
wili fie laid before them for
their consideration and decision.
Joshua Wollaston,
Treasurer and Secretary.
Dec. 13—6t
Secretary's Oilice,
* , Dec. J, 1817.
D v
Notice ii hereby given, .hat ail the unsealed
accounts, remaining ,-n the books cl' this Office,
w , 1 be put into the hamls of the Attorney t-ie
,I less'hey ate paid before
nerai ior collection,
the lsi day ot next
11. AI. Ridgely,
Secretary of the Aiaie ol Delaware.
Dec 4.—5t
1) ,! . G1DNEY»
who may be af.
and Scrofulous
rer.tlershis service»^» ihose
flicted with Cancels. Scht r
complaints. U s Vegetable. Sp-. cihc is i
oie in ail case*.of the Cancer, when seasonable
Cure* will be warranttd.
application is
He calculates to practice m Wu'n.ington three
months only Apply at Fo. U, corner of Skip,
ley and H gh streets.
Dec. ID— 1 (
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