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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."
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
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
blood is sure as pure and unspotted as
that of any while murderer.
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
••rated shrine of our honored and im
perishable repuhlie.
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.
" 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
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
from the nspe, t of the testimony, ii-.-.
-ases of Yellow Fever has occurred,
but in no alarming (tun,her.
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.
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
•fed upon it
•u t.ni'
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
* '
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
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
(he storms
one.hears up against a crowd of persecu
(0I . St ttnt | |. e foges to humble himself
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
" 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.
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.
It Î 3 understood that the celebrated
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,
From the Union,
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
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
•acting Executor.
Wilmington, Aug. 8 .— 2 m
[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
—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
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
Tell Mr. Carroll that shortly I will
Presen' my best respects to
visit him.
your Lady and family—\ours &c. 8 cc.
Washington, May 2d, 1818.

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