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hook. In the course of the trial, the Price Current was in troduced in evidence by them, printed on a single sheet in newspaper form, and, for effect, bound with marble colored paper covers, leather back, &e. Our Coun sel objected to the introduction of this paper, as proof of a book within the words of the Act of Congress, and insisted that a newspaper could neither in common legal parlance be denominated a book, and that both from its ephemeral nature, and from the objects to wliich it was devoted, it was utterly incapable of being the subject of a copy-right. This point was argued at length on both sides, and the Court thinking that the subject deserved some consideration, declined giving a decisive opinion upon it, but permitted the plaintiffs to proceed in their action, assuming for that purpose that newspaper in a book. There was no positive evidence I that the information published by us was copied from their hook. After the cause had been summed up on both sides, the Counsel for the Plaintiffs was asked by the Court, ! what evidence there was in the cause by which the Ju ry could judge of the amount of damages in case they should find for the Plaintiffs. The statute attaches a penalty of fifty cents for eve ry copy "found in possession of the Defendants, con trai 4 ;/ te the true inte nt and meaning of the Ae't," and as anotlier part of the same section of the Statute requires that such copies as are found in the possession of the defendant should Ik: forfeited and given up to the phuntiir to he destroyed, the Court were of opinion that the penalty could only attach as to such copies as were proved to be in the possession of the defendant et the time of the suit brought. This construction they thought was corroborated by a subsequent statute in relation to copy eights of prints, whore the penalty is given for all copies found in the defendants' ijpsses ■sion or otherwise disposed of. After a most ridiculous attempt on the part of the Counsel for the plaintiffs, to ;«t we that o'.ir country paper, the New York Spectator, was the. Commercial Advertiser, and thereby to show copies of the publica tion in our possession at the commencement of the suit, the cause was submitted to the Jury, who, after an absence of about an hour, brought in a verdict of fifty cents for the Plaintiffs. nr —*e©e«~ Salt 11 cere for Epilepsy .—On Thursday afternoon, a docent looking woman was observed to stagger to the pavement at the foot ol' High-st. Immediately af terwards she fell back—her eyes were shut—her arms extended—her moutli open—her lips pale, and to all appearance she was fast stiffening into death. A wo man approached with a handfull of salt, and a gentle man ordered it to he handed to a police officer, that it might be put into the mouth of tin: sufferer. The sdt lmd not lain half a minute on her lips till she lick ed it in with her tongue, and in a minute afterwards she opened her eyes, rose, and went away. The gen tleman who ordered the salt to be applied, followed her a few yards, and inquired if she was subject to such O yes," she replied, " but I never was so soon cured before." This is the third instance of the kind we have detailed within these few months, because so simple and efficient a remedy for such an afflicting dis order cannot be too generally known.— Scotsman. fits. The Boston Palladium of October 31, soya that " the Enckc Curnet is now visiblo every clear evening, with the assist ance of a common ship telescope; it rises about noon, souths a little after 8 and sets a little before ß in the morning. This evening it will be distant from the stur " Scheut" in a S. E. direction about 5 degrees." | I New York, Nov, 3.— Extraordinary Despatch. — The new schooner Exact, Capt. Bell, intended as a regular trader between this port and Savannnh, left here, on her first voyage, on Monday the 20th ult. and arrived out in seventy-five hours from wharf to wharf. She left Savannah again, with a cargo of upwards of i 200 bales cotton, on Sunday the 25th, and arrived up at this city on Friday night, having only been absent ticdre days! This, wo will venture to soy, is one of the most remarkable instances of despatch on record. The Exact is a superior vessel of her class, and the largest schooner now belonging to this port, being about 200 tons burthen. Gazette. MARRIED In this Borough on Thursday evening, by the Rev Mr Hig gins, Mr WILSON PIERSON, to Miss MARY BERRY. At New Orleans, Mr. ALEXANDER PHILIP SOCRA TES AMELIUS CÆSÀR HANNIBAL MARCELLUS GEORGE WASHINGTON TREADWELL, to Miss CARO LINE SOPHIA MARIA JULIANNE WORTLEY MONTA GUE JOAN of ARC WILLIAMS, all of that city. DIED In Trenton, New Jersey, on the 21st ult. of an affection of the brain, after five weeks distressing illness, in the 21st year of her age, Miss NANCY CATHERWOOD COLEMAN, eldest daughter of Daniel and Mary Coleman; both formerly of this Borough. She was a dutiful child, an affectionate sisteT, and a kind friend. " Her languishing head is at rest, Its thinking and aching are o'er; Her quiet, immoveable breast, Is heaved by affliction no more: Her heart is no longer the seat Of trouble and torturing pain; It ceases to flutter and beat; It never shall Hutter again.'* In Bucks County, after a long illness, SAMUEL D. ING HAM, Member of Congress from Pennsylvania. At Philadelphia, on the 4th inst. MAYER ULMAR, late Pastor of the Hebrew German Synagogue, aged 73 years. At his residence, Wye Island, Eastern Shore of Maryland, on the 26th ult. after a short illness, MATHIAS BORDLEY, Esq. aged 71 years. ) Weekly ViBitor. Du:n—At Wilmington, (Del.) on Friday night, the 21th nit. SIMON BARSTOW, Teacher, laic of Annapolis, Mary land.* He had been for ninny years afflicted with the disease which gradually undermined his constitution, nnd has at length prostrated him in the tomb. Although there was noth ing in his appearance or conduct calculated to give special alarm to his friends even to the last, yet for some weeks be fore his death, he seemed aware of his approaching dissolu tion, and expressed his conviction, on dismissing his school at the end of the last term, that his teaching was over forever. About two hours before the abscess hurst and he expired, two of Ids Christian friends left him sitting up, and impressed with the idea that his health was improved. Thus, as in most in stances, death came in an hour when he thought not! His friends, however, confidently cherished the hope, that his death, though sudden, yet was safe. He had been long pre paring for death, and the life which lie lived in the flesh, he lived by the faith of the Son of God, who loved him, and gave himself for him. He was one of those who deserve some thing more than the mere record of their name under the obituary head—as he was a man of talents, of literary taste, of piety, and so fur as an enfeebled body would permit, a man of active usefulness. The 2d Presbyterian church, to which he attached himself some six or seven years ago, has lostiin him one of her most highly gifted ami spiritually minded mem bers. Her conferences will miss his exhortatory voice, and no longer shall we join in his interesting supplications. Though dead, however, he yet speaketh; his example yet lives in the memory of many; and though no longer permitted lo join in the fellowship of his brethren on earth, he is, we confidently hope, admitted to a holier, happier communion in the heavens. To his bereaved family, his holy life and hap py death, must mingle joy with their grief, and take away the bitterness of this otherwise overwhelming affliction. a native of Canterbury, Windiiam r.i From the t '.e. * Mr. Barstow ■'■! Weekly Vitltur. young, happened to be strolling in the garden while | three or four Boston gentlemen were operating. The I old Bull walked up to one gentleman, and said, with much sarcastic tone, " So this is the way you Yankees grow strong, liey?" "Yes," said the other, "we exercise here." Another of the Yankees was swinging on a horizontal pole, which neither hont nor broke; "why," said the old Bull to the younger one, "that is very i strong wood—what kind of wood, is that, sir ?" don't recollect the name," said the Yankee, "hut it is such as we build our frigates of." At this the two Bulls pricked up their ears and were silent. FROM Till! NEW ENGLAND GALAXY. -Two of that race of animals called Gymnastics. John Bulls, one somewhat old, the other somewhat «I Baltimore and Ohio Rail Roatl .—The friends ol this enterprise will be glad to learn, that, of the instal ment due on Saturday last, not a share remains un paid. V ENDUE.—This day, at 10 o'clock, at the late residence of Mrs Clarissa W. Brown, dec., a variety of excel lent Household and Kitchen furniture. Terms at sale, by JOHN BROWN, Adm'r. Nov. 8; RUGS and MEDICINES, both Patent and Officinal, in which are included most of the recently discovered French Chemical preparations, together with the principal part of the most valuable medicines now in use, of the first quality, and upon reasonable terms, may be had at the store of the subscriber, No. 135, Market 6trcet. Nov. 8. N. B. Physicians' prescriptions carefully compounded, and family medicines put up at the shortest notice. He indulges a belief that from his knowledge of, and expe rience in, the business, he will be able to give full satisfaction. Wilmington, Nov. 8th, 1828. _ n JOSHUA HARLAN. AYARD HOTEL.—This extensive establishment, (op posite the Town Hall,) located in one of the most pleasant and convenient situations in the Borough of Wilming ton, is kept by the subscriber, who solicits a share of t he public custom, and hopes by attention and good fare, to give satisfaction to his guests. B EZRA LAMBORN. N. B. Horses taken at livery. OOTS, SHOES, AND TRUNKS, of every description, made of the best materials, and according to the latest, fashions, for sale, wholesale and retail, by the subscriber, at Nos. 98 and 100, Market street, Wilmington. Country store keepers will find an extensive assortment suitable for their trade. OQ- An extensive assortment of Shoemakers' stuffs and trimmings. JAMES M'NEAL. B TLANTIC SOUVENIR, for 1829.—This beautiful Christ &. New-Years Present, affording a gratifying speci .Al inas of the stnte of the arts and literature of this country, is men for sale at the Bookstore and Circulating Library of (lie Edi tors, No. 5, West High street. JMPORTANT DISCOVERY. <&-SWAlM'S VERM) This valuable Anti-dysenteric, and Worm Medicine has been used for these seven years past, and its virtues are universally acknowledged by all who have tried it, to be far superior lo any other medicine ever employed for most diseases children are subject to. It is per fectly safe, and no child will refuse to take it. It seldom fails curing Dysentery, Summer Coinplaint, Colic or Cholera Morbus, either in grown persons or children, and it gives ap petite to almost all debilitated persons. Worms frequently infest children, aggravate their other diseases, and are the chief cause of most fevers, bowel complaints, nnd chronic and nervous diseases, incident to childhood, which are so numerous and frequently fatal. It is much to he regretted that most vermifuges now in use are injurious, and thousands of children are swept off, or are rendered feeble, pale and emaciated through the first stage of life—which leads on to pulmonary complaints, &c. &c. &c. Worms being especially apt to infest persons of debilitated digestive organs and emaciated constitutions, much mischief is often done by I lie ordinnry worm medicines, which general ly consist of the strongest purgatives, mercurials, bitters, narcotics, or spirits of turpentine. Articles of this kind may destroy worms, but they debilitate the stomach, and often materially injure the general health. Swaim's Vermifuge has the peculiar advantage of destroying and removing worms from the bowels without the weakening consequences of the stronger purgatives, &c. and it lias, moreover, a decided tendency to give vigour, both to the stomach and bowels, and organs of digestion—thereby relieving the general system from many troublesome complaints. It is by this means that so many grown persons have been relieved, by its use, of dil ferent complaints—supposing themselves to be in a decline, &c. &c. &<:. This medicine will relieve Bowel complaints or Dysen tery, Bilious Colic, vomiting, sickness, pain or weakness m the stomach or bowels, loss of appetite either in children or few hours; audit seldom fails curing FEVER OR FEVER AGUE. Ao FUGE :— Patent. grown persons* in CHILLS AAV) T .. . j. , . , family ought, or ever will be without it, after a trial. Sold in Wilmington, at M. JOHNSON'S Drug and Medi cinal Store, No. 90,. Market street, east side, third door above the upper market. ^ ov - _ M USIC!_A great variety of Music for the Piano and Harp, for sale by A. & H. Wilson, No. 5, West High Street, where may also he had, at the lowest prices, School Books, Writing and Letter Paper, mid a general assortment of Stationery. . , . r, .. Subscriptions for the North American, and American Quar terly, Reviews, received at the above place. LMANACS,-English and German, hy the grove, doueq, or single one, for sale at this office !