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been served by one of " Heaven'» last,
best gifts"—iiut with with what grat er propriety might the quotation, in tins instance, be nltered to that of "Heaven's last least gift." CCELEB DECEIVED. From a Paria Pafter. Cuious ÜYPOT 111 SIS. Web ave spoken of a eiiriouj enter prise of an American, who proposes to go to die North Hole in order to discover a great orifice, by which he believes he could penetrate to the cen tre of the globe, where lie imagines he could lind habitable lands. There . is a learned German, Mr, Steinhäuser, xvlio announces, in die Literary Ga zetlee of Hale, a hypothesis of die same kind, tion of the magnetic needle, he sup poses that, in the interior of our globe, at a depth of about 170 miles, there exists -.mother small body, wnieh per forms round toe centre of the earth a revolution from west to east, in a pe riod of -i-lO years. This small globe, emlurd with a magnetic attraction, would be the cause of the variation of the magnetic needle. The calcula tions of Mr. Steinhäuser appear to agree exactly with experience; lie had predicted in 1805 that the needle would be for a time stationary, ami at the present epoch would retrograde towards the cast ; which lias in fact taken place. He has given to bis subterranean planet the name of Pluto. Mariners, acecrding to M. Steinhäuser xvil 1 have no more oe. asion to observe the celestial bodies, to guide them at sea; it will he sufficient for them to understand the motion of the Pluto, by observation of the magnetic varia tion. These ideas, all extravagant as they'appear, ore not altogether new. Some persons have already, nearly a century since, imagined the hypo thesis of a metalliu or magnetiuk ker nel in our globe. To explain the varia JVo Neivs ! says the printer. No rows sure enough, reiterates the rea der-In truth liiere is fie most « plentiful scarcity of marvelous e. vents," at the present moment, we commonly meet with—ail lias been said, that can be, about the crops— about the weather—about the earth, the atmosphere and the ocean—rlince Jai kson has done lighting the Span iards-and the Georgians have left, off murdering the Indians-sincc there is not much chance of the sable Haitians getting together by the ears-sim e the ) sea snake has become an old story, the mail and bank robberies ara verly over; and the Buuker Hilf bat ties all fought out, there is absolutely nothing on the carpet, to make tin good people stare. ! A dish of your common every day occurrences be comes insufferably insipid, unless ser veil up with battles ..ml murders;out, violence, with a desert of -lt ra e un earthquakes explosions mid tornadoes. But since the times ate thus, perhaps people will become reconciled, one ol these days, with such miserable fore, as health, peace, individual happiness and national prosperity. [.Vent, Herald. 1 Prom the Frankfort (Ay.) Argue. A Duel. —Some day last week, as I am informed, two gentlemen in this place, not Doctors, nor Lawyers, but downright sable descendent» of Africa —no doubt from their high notions, the sons of princes and kings, had a quarrel about I know not what, hut probable nothing at all as usual—ami «ne being a big man and the other a little one, they agreed to seltie it in an honorable way, just like white gen tlemen. Accordingly they procured two pistols, chose to both parties, (N. B.) this is an im provement upon the white mode ol managing these matters as it lessens the number of responsible persons,) fit it not being convenient for gentlemen of their profession to cross the Ohio, they, by way of imitation, crossed the Kentucky. The second, or the third probably lie ought to be called, with the assistance of the two gentlemen, having measured off the ground, the sable combatants shining with the gloss of honor, took their positions with the utmost coolness. Here was no shrinking, no turning pule—no thing like it ; hot with as much cool ness as was displayed by (he Doctor who crossed the Ohio at Mayesville, and the no less redoubtable heroes of the lance who drew blood near Lexing ton, they made ready, loo!: aim, fired, The little gentleman was ifuhm-t; hut the big gentlemen, received his anta gonist's ball through bis arm— Honor satisfied, and the duellists return ed to town, as duellists generally do, the admiration of fools, the contempt of good men, and the laughing stock of the world. Aileroa great admirer of fashion able murder, defended by the plea of honor and public sentiment, I hope the Argus will not refuse insertion to this small testimony of Af rican prowess ; for L their honor when stained with one man as second " was blood is sure as pure and unspotted as that of any while murderer. Pepper, From the Charts ton City Gdxette, Sept 22» Kingston, (Ja.) Sept. 1 . « Men of talents, virtue and valor,! are Hocking to the stand of liberty in'; St. Catalina and Erroridertoe ; cveryl thing is to be hoped Irom this as yet Well conducted and glorious expedi tmn. General M'Gregor, a constant and brave champion of South Ame-j man independence, will soon another to the dislinguised defenders'; ol v Columbia, accompanied by an hernie band of strangers, resolved lo| light in the ranks of freemen strug-;both gling for the emancipation of millions. and the cause of liuinanity. Nothing! new lias been received from Aury since I wrote you last,- but momently expect to be favored with some official communications of importance. •• I consider myself justified itt stating to you, that if there be üdv person in your community desirous to make speculation, and lucrative ones too, or thirst for military glory will lind due encouragement und protection under the benign auspices ot an indi vidual supported by the triumphant anil respected republics of Buenos Ayres and Chili; the inert bant, me chanic, the artist, the military officer. the politician, in one word, ever up right man will he amply remunerated tor their efforts and services. " An English vessel id war arrived at Port. Koval yesterday from I orto Cabello, but on account ol bad wea (her, have UOt been able to learn any thing ot consequence, except that toe idiot chief of the district Of I anamn.j^g^ have detainee lour Ameliean vessels. in Porto Bcilo anti Chagi es, io oonse- , queilce of the Occupation ol 1 ensaeol.i j by America. I hope the government; of my notive land will take immediate and energetic steps to' relieve our countrymen from the euibarrassmeiil and insolence they are doomed to suffer from a set of stupid, begot ted, rind self impotent S.i misb hirelings,— Any thing that I could do for the ser vice of my country, by the liberation of those vessels, if continued to he detained, would be the most grateful I Iliomenl of my life— how noble thri thought. —bow transporting the idea—jpaused, to render our services Oil the eonsc-j a ••rated shrine of our honored and im - perishable repuhlie. a a perishable repuhlie. From the Aorfolk Herald Sr/it . 23. From Gibraltar. We learn from our correspondent at Gihralter (wider date of Aqg. 1-') that considerable apprehension was entertain ed there ol an embargo's being laid on Am rican vessels in the ports of Spain, in consequence of the seizure of Pensaco la by the United Stales forces. Nothing however had transpired from Madrid, and \merican citizens are reluctant to pro lane the Catholic dominions of the belov ed Ferdinand, until they ascertain what that mighty monarch intends to do. Four American citizen- captured by the Spaniards while in the service of the patriots, were confined at Cueta and treated with great cruelty, viz : Mr. Thomas C. Conklin, and Lt. Thomson, of Baltimore ; capt. Sears, of Boston, and Mr. Weston, of Philadelphi. Mr Sprague, with his characteristic philan throphy and patriotism, had inter, stefl j himself in procuring money, clothing and ! other comforts to ameliorate their situa- i tion, but the unfeeling wretches who had , r , ,111 i charge of them robbed them of every thing, even their clothing A faint hope! was entertained that their release might-" be effected, which, if not realized, situation would be worse than Algerine • slavery, as they were to be removed in ! the course of a week to the n! ost abjec place perhaps in the world : a small bar- ;| ren spot on the Barbary coast, called Zaffcrme Island, opposite Malaga» and a ... . Tr i" 1 - .Uittle to the eastward of cape Très borcas. a a of of ; " How they are to live there ' adds our correspondent, •< or how help of any kind i ' can be afforded them, God only knows. The ship Liberty, Martin, of this port arrived at Cadiz on the 8 th of August after a tedious passage from Philadelphia, and wa- ordered to quarantine. Extract from a letter dated Pensacola ; August 6 . I " A report has prev.tiled for some! time, that two ol tlte transports, ex governor We have of whieh carried tin Massait, had been lost, just learned that they arrived at Cam | peachy hay. having beim carried there by adverse currents." it is affirmed by letters from Charleston, S. C. that some oases of Yellow Fever have recently occur red in that city. The Board of Health (hat-City, on (lie 15th of Sepl. eon trudicted that report, ant) announced, that no Epidemic of Fever existed, (hough there were some few cases of the usual F.ndomiul Fever of-the sea ll has since been . tlinille.i), in a son. medical ro' munH-.utinn, that spine very much like Yellow Fever had occurred subs, qUi-nt to that public» \Ve are under the impression. • -uses non. from the nspe, t of the testimony, ii-.-. -ases of Yellow Fever has occurred, but in no alarming (tun,her. a ^3 yet ____ Saturday October 3, 1818. add;_ ° _•__ lo| It has been industriously circulated strug-;both here, andin the two lower counties Q f t |,j g state, that there is a regular oppo ¥ ,, , , . A.las . poor Mr. louchstone, What will you be at next—would be the rtatu ra j inquiry ot ar.y ,,ne, who has been in the habit 0 f reading this man's paper for some time past I What new efforts of Yankee ingenuity, will you nexc exhibit ? You chanted doggivel until your s ^rit>erH declared that they 'Would as leave u adr y wheel grate on its axle-tree." You t ^ en tr - ied p rose — » is true, you employed every , var j et y t0 ren( , er ;. t agreea i,i Çt You defended j t ^ e p atr ; otJ —scourged the Banks—lashed the ed the natives" j ;, But in this you acted with I 011 ' that ,bresi S ht > which ,s,he ûsual charac,er - is,ic of y° l,r countryman. You should have idea—jpaused, before you hire.ly 0 ^ a Bank, and reflected upon the nature of the interest you were opposing. You should have made youself well ae<|Ua.iited with facts, bei cm ■ priva t individuals. Wu minibus et rostra*'—with a fire and temper that well become your late profession In the effervescence of y you parted with your usual - discrimination, and paid as little regard to t; uth, as you did to policy. You have however only succeeded in producing a strong feeling of opposition to your seit, which must finally destroy you. In the mean time, permit us to repeat the interrogation— what will you be at next ? ELM 1 iOX. sition formed in New Castle county a gainst the election of Mr. Clavton—and, that Mr. M'Llane and his friends have lent their influence to sanction, and give effect to this opposition. We are author ized to state distinctly, that ibis report is wholly unfounded, and that to our know ledge, no such system has been organiz ed. The object of such surmises, can not be mistaken—they are intended to prejudice the Election of both gentlemen, while their opponents are to step in, and reap the benefit. « a Brokers—praised the Denio's—abused the Fed's —Amiga firebrand into prorate life—lent your little influence to prop up a rotten institution— It raked from the filthy kennels of- a grog shop, the most infamous libels against the fairest members in socieiy. All this to be sure was new, and poured into the columns of your chronicle, a flood of " nriÿina mutter" that really " a-tonish pen to the Teller y.-.i •fed upon it •u t.ni' zeal» duly appreciate the character of the paver is j sue d t r0 m the bank of Sellick Osborn, and the ! b(mh of Wilmington and Brandy wine, i _ , , nv It would seem by the om sston to issue any * ' more tlieirlputatlveSire, Mr. Sellick Osaorn, editor of the • Delaware Watch man. It is generally believed in ! that the bank of Wilmington and Brandwine iwere deeply concerned in the publication of the ;| iBeUous and s i an derous Ordeal, just by way of !riising the mdit of thei, bank note,, a , A . In , nmn4 . t uuhppvnpri. at about 25 percent, below par; buttheexpeii * , , . . ment has not proved very beneficial, as tneir pa Extract from the " Balance ," an independent paper, published in Philadelphia. If more than two numbers ofThe Ordeal' have been issued from the Wilmington Watch will thank any- of our subscri man office, bers in that neighbourhood to forward them . We numbers of that delectaWs paper, that The Ordeal" has proved two fiery for its -hielt were i ,er issta,ed t0 have deprecated to th.rty-three third discount. Mr. Osborn has not de ' and rived much honor of the Ordeal—lie has been tested by it himself, and the result has awarded him the hearty con profit from the publication tempt of many at his fe.low citizens, whose fa ivourat/le regards were objects worth attaining. ; We admire the man, who, amidst of adversity, cheerfully I (he storms one.hears up against a crowd of persecu (0I . St ttnt | |. e foges to humble himself | of of a before the petty tyrants by whom he is surrounded. And we despise him, who, seeing another beset with diffi , ulties, would endeavour to break him down, merely to gratify a little ill will' !Neiv Flag of the U. States. Cfo Thursday the n ew Flag of the United States was displayed at the Navy Yard, and ou board the nation al ships of war ;■ star spangled banner by eacii vessel, by direction of the \nvy Department. be paid, on its being hoisted at ..ii the stations. Tin in Boston. was saluted Similar honors -r to Embryo Invasion of Mexico. A gentleman now in Washington and late from New Orleans, reports that the fortified camp established near Trinity river, in the provinec of Texas, continue.» to receive almost daily, volunteers; that if the force augments lor one year longer in the proportion it has or some time past. there can be no doubt they Will have a concentration at this point adequate; n to strike at once tor the liberation <>k s Mexico, and finally equal to cope with, the Spaniards; that Gen. Lui lemand is chief in command, ami lias underj him many veteran French officers ;| that they spend much time in the openj air, practising the use of arms, and that they are well organised, inured to fatigue, and keep up a very exact discipline, IftliU information is cor rect, (and we have no reason to itouht it) Mexico is dr j'ined, at no distant day, to assume an imposing attitude and become a formidable empire ; and this very probably under the di rection of some military aspirant who with the sinews of war at command, might laugh to scorn the powers of combined Europe. [W«sJi. City Gazelle. OBSTINATE CONFLÏ T. a laic The. following article (say Liverpool paper,) dated Faro, June 12 , was received by the lust Lisbon mail. « An Algerine corsair, full of men, lately sunk off St. Vincents, by men < f war, after WuS two Portuguese a most desperate and bloody conflict of nine glasses, whcri in vast numbers were killed on both sides. The Rover maintained the action with great flrm , and such undaunted resolution, ness that at. one time it was doubtful whe ther she would not have heat them both off.—The Portuguese behaved manfully, ami offered to give quarters provided she would strike, whieh gen erous and human offer the pirates did, with horrid implorations, disdainfully refuse; and so revengeful were the iqlidels to the last, that they fired grape and partridge shot from the deck and small arms out of (he tops into the men of war, as they were going down, whieh did a deal of mis chief among the Portuguese. Both ships were severely shattered—one had several shot' between wind and water, whieh made her very leaky, and her sails and rigging almost rut to pieces—the other had her foremast ami bowsprit carried away, with part of her starboard, & a large shot went 15 inches in her mainmast. It is thought that the pirates liait expended .11 their eannon halls, as in the latter ;;a, t, of the engagement they fired from their grbat guns, marlin spikes, ring holts, rusty nails, bars ol iron, and lead eut into square pieces." Extract 'of a heiter from Baltimore, September 'lath. *• Two privateers, which lately ar rived at this place, have curried on (heir depredations to h most ruinous One of them called La For tuna, formerly the Fourth of July, has raptured from 8 to 12 Portuguese a tnung which arc the Rayn liadis Anjos, from which she took out SK 2 . 000 —a large ship of 900 tons, called Monte Alegra loaded with i. valued at half n million of drl WSSI-IS. tv.irgo fors-La Gama, and Don Jona Sexto, valued a 8 * 00 , 000 , besides other ves sels of Jess value, called La Irresisialde, which left this place in January last, returned a few days ago, having pillaged, destroyed and taken twenty nine sail of Portu whieli were Another privateer gtiese vessels, among thljeo Indiamen of great value—the privateer is said to have brought into this port, upwards of 55200,000 in specie. The Portuguese Consul General, has commenced sundry suits to endea vor to procure the restitution of some He is said to have of this prosperity. attached» quantity of specie deposited in one of the hanks, and to have li belled a large Portuguese ship and cargo, whieh lately entered, this port as a prize to the Fortuna. He has uioreover directed prosecutions In he ndertaken against the reported own ers of the privateer in this city, to recover the value of four of the cap turcs; and the judge of the district ut-l has ordered Vl.em to'give bail h to the amount oi £580.000. The it CO eat following persons have been held to bail ; John S. Skinner, the post mas 1 er ofthiseity : Mathew Murray, the sheriff of Baltimore county ; Joseph Uarrk-k, John Snyder, and Joseph Patterson. " The affair has assumed a serious complexion, and if the Consul is suc cessful, as can scarcely he doubted, must, from the magnitude of thc clfeim, he attended with almost cer tain ruin to the parlies, and probably to their bail, who it is said, are lia blc to the full amount of whatever may he the recovery against the per prosccuted ; there heilig in tins respect a difference between the ad miralty law and the common law. suns The same persona have »Iso been arrested upon h erimiual charge of violating (lie act of Congress in titling out the privateer Fourth of July, to Stand their trial in November next." „ _ , . , 0 / ha8 not even yet , relinquished J, is pretensions to this discovery-He is n „ w engaged in Preparing a very expen s i ve and beautiful Machine, by which lie raeans t Q undertake tef demonstrate the principles. We observe also, that New York is at present somewhat agitated on this subject.—The Sea Ser/ient being put to rest, the publie may perhaps be amused, in turn, with the ingenious la bors of these modern philosophers. PERPE PUAL MOTION. It Î 3 understood that the celebrated Reif. Passengers lately from Buenos Ayres report, that the director of Paraguay, Francia, has been put down by the people, in consequence of a be lief that: lie hqd been gained by the Portugies. Some of them also state that his successor en* tered into a friendly understanding and connec tion with Gen. Ariigas against the Portugues. They stale that this fac was known, though not published at Buenos Ayres, Censor, From the Union, 1MPROMTU. On reading the account of the funeral ojfc* quies, of Major General Arthur St. Clair, 'Tis done!—no more shall valor crave Tlte pittance due to veteran fame ; 'Tis done !—the lowly, peaceful grave Hath sealed the warrior's claim. The solemn pomp—the decent sigh, Beneath a nation rapt in gloom : St. CLAIR'S great soul, with scornful eye Surveys the moC'Cry of the tomb. Yet, sainted shade !—in future day, Shall tears of pure affection flow : And nobler hearts that tribute pay, Which envy never ran bestow ! trumpet swell, Nor mus'-s the laurel vvreatlt entwine For these, Columbia—these will tell INGRATITUDE—is ever thine ! But uow—let fame T Virtue. He must be a man of worth, who is not for saken by the good, when the mean and malici ous unite to oppress him* on o. On (lie 18th ulr. at Chcsnul Ridge, near Greensborougb, (Penn.) Mrs, St. CT.tm. i-eib-t of ibe late Major General \rtl-nr St. C >'•, N otice. AH persons who are indebted to the Estate of William Erskine, latent this Borough, Blacksmith, deceased, either on note or hook account, are earnestly re quested lo discharge the same without delay ; and those having clain.s are also requested to present the same duly au thenticated for settlement. Jolin Flumin <r •acting Executor. Wilmington, Aug. 8 .— 2 m Deafness. [Takcn from a Washiugton paper.] Extract of a letter to the Editor. My Friend You know how ölten I lamented be ing so hard of hearing, and how often I obliged to leave a social company Sc go to my room and there sit in sorrow and silence hut—now thank fortune you'll see me some of these days—quite another being and well too,—entirely cured. Remember that I applied to a man by the name of GREEN, who resides in Reading Pa. and who has made me well. This man has been the subject of our conversation oftentimes and his edical talents have enabled him lo dis a remedy which possesses the wonderful virtue of curing this affliction— The remedy is NOT to be put into ears but is to be taken inwardly—and its principle of action is to strengthen tht; whole nervous system. " His doctrine is—that a loss c-f hear ing is owing to a weakness of the nerves —similar to weakness of the —tiy strengthening the whole system— those weak parts be strenthened at the same time whs m cover come —Consequently they recover their prop er faculties again."— Tins appears to be the Doctor's prin ciple and indeed we make bold to say— that a more tational one is seldom met with in any medical publication whatever —and as I (you know) have studied pbys - myself-dmug^dont ^ce-my of the ears eyes—now nervous opinion may little weight A number of my neig'tbors, asked my advice and immediately after wrote and had the remedy forwarded by mail. The benefit thereof they soon found and a!! expence Was only 5 dollars ; including every tiling—postage and all. 1 his my neighbors sent on andin return received what Was so much desired and as a lur ther gratification, they could pursue their usual busintss and did eat and drink any thing during the time.of using the rem edy. Tell Mr. Carroll that shortly I will Presen' my best respects to visit him. your Lady and family—\ours &c. 8 cc. Dr C, SMITH. Washington, May 2d, 1818.