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Hy «arm-blooded, vivacious brunette of sweet seventeen.
ijjlio therefore used none of those little arts to entrap lovers, which are, " as the la" for that purpose made and provided" declares, lawful and proper in love affairs. All her acquaint attics got lovers, some got married, still she changed not her course, for her theory, as she said, " was founded on an in nale nobility of soul, and if a man could never be found who had mind enough to appreciate it, she never would marry." j for, raid she, what is marriage without congeniality, and what is congeniality w ithout nobility of soul ? Nothing can shake her faith in her theory, she would never condescend to he agreeable, and sbe is now a novel-reading, snutf-taking old maid, still dreaming of congeniality and nobility of soul— so much for theory. Acoustics. —A bell rung under water, returns a tone as dis tinct as if rung in tho air. , , at the oilier end of the wood, Che ticking will be heard, bo tbe stick or wood ever so long. Tic a poker on to the middle of a strip of flannel two or three feet long, and press with the thumbs or fingers the ends a\ery heavy church bell. These experiments prove that uater, wood and flannel, are good conductors of sound, for tiie sound from the bell, the watch, and the fender, pass through iiie water, and along the deal und flannel, to the car. ÄttlSÄfnt surrounding air, the undulations of the air affect tbo car and excite in us the aense of sound. Sound, of all kinds, it is as ccriained, travels at the rate of thirteen miles m a minute; the softest whisper travels as fast as the most tremendous thunder. The knowledge of this fact has been applied to the measurement of distances. Suppose a ship in distress, fire» a gun, the light of whicli is seen on shore, or by another vessel, twenty seconds before the report is heard, it is known to be ai the distance of iwen ty limes 1,142 feet, or little more than four miles and a half, cloud is not more than seven hundred and sixty yards from the place where I am, and should instantly retire from an exposed \ situation. The pulse of a healthy person beats about seventy-six times in a minute; if, therefore, between a flash of lightning and die thunder, I can feel 1, 2, 3, 4, &c. heats of my pulse, I know that the cloud is 900, 1,800, 2,700, &c. feet from me. Sound, like light, after It lias been reflected from several places, may be collected into one point as u focus, where it will be more audible than in any other part; on this principle whispering galleries are constructed. An echo is the reflection of sound striking against a surface adapted to the purpose, as the side of a hill, house, wull, (go. Speaking trumpets, and those intended to assisl the hear ing of deaf persons, depend on the reflection of sound from the sides of the trumpel. and also upon its being confined and prevented from spreading in every direction. A speaking line to trumpet, to have its full effect, must be directed i wards the hearer. The report of a gun is much louder when toward a person than one placed in a contrary direction. ■:o: FROM HAVANNA.— HORRID PIRACY! Tho edaors of the Baltimore American have received from their attentive correspondent at Havanna, a letter under date oflhe 28ih February, from which they make the folio vingox tra. is'—" The brig Attentive, Grozier, sailed from Matanza» for New York with a cargo of molasses, sugar and oolFee, on the mormng of the 22d instant. In six hours after leaving the port she a as captured by a piratical, biack topsail schooner, of two long guns and about fifty men. The crew, with the exception of the captain, was driven into the forepeak. Tho unfortunate Grozier was soon after heard to groan heavily, and distinctly to exclaim twice—"God have mercy on my soul." The crew was then called up, one by one, and butchered in detail! The second mute, Alfred Hill, concealed himself be lo",and the pirates mistaking the number of their victims, negle ted him. About dusk, hearing no noise, ho ventured upon deck, and found the vessel abandoned and scuttled; her lumber port had been forced out, and she was fast filling with water. He trimmed her sails and steered for the shore, but before reaching it she went down Hill saved himself by a plank and swimming, landing about daylight on the morning of the 23d, and arrived at Matunzas on the 24th. The de ul bodies had probably been thrown overboard; large " gouts of blood" were visible on deck, and on the waist and rail of the vessel; fragments of \vatche9 and nautical instruments _ scattered over the deck, and nothing appeared to have been plundered except the boats—but the wretched survivor, over come by fear, and tortured by a thousand undefinable sensa tions, could not in the darkness of the night and the horror of his situation, measure the ravages they had committed. It was rumored in Matanzas on the 25th, that the same schooner was in tho ofiing in pursuit of a brig bound in. A Connecticut sloop was immediately manned by about fifty vol unteers from tho shipping and from town, anil cruised unsuc cessfully for twenty-four hours—they saw nothing of her. We know that the brig New Priscilla, Hart, of Salem, from Charleston, has been captured by the Pirates. She has been seen in their possession by two or three vessels, at different times. No doubt her crew have perished at their hands. One vessel has been seen to blow up near Point Yeacos. How ma ns vessels have been thus destroyed—no vestige left—no soli tary survivor escaped to tell us—no one can determine. The miraculous escape of Hill seems an especial interposition of Providence to arrest these monsters in their murderous career." I The American Medical Benevolent Society, for Relief of the Widows and Orphans of deceased Physicians. Few institutions have contributed more real good to the human family, than Benevolent Societies estub lislied ill the various parts of the civilized world.— » *>. <I»U.-I -unfa«,»,«, re *°° well known to lequtre comment, Our attention, in common with that of many of our professional brethren, has been excited to the above |,ijr|,|y important subject, ill consequence of the vast . . « 6 1 ;—*»... «f h»-*- j. ou, country ; did not the present time present us with ma uy instances of widows and orphans of deceased phy sicinns left in the greatest distress and poverty, per Hups the time is not far distant when such a state ol *>». ■"> * «I««»,I. Uncle, I«, tapro»»», - believe that a benevolent society, established loi the relief of such individuals, would be erecting a splen did monument illustrative of tile honorable feeling am | liberality of the medical profession, j conjunction wlth sever £l of our medical friend! , . . . , «'0 have determined to use our best endeavors to pro mule the establishment ol a society for the above mentioned purpose—a sketch of the plan is now pie paring, and will be laid before the profession with all oo„,.»ic„„i. r ,ch. i,i.,i™,.bioii,o.ooi«tj,iK,»i.i extend to e\eiy part of the United States ; we slid 11 be glad, therefore, to receive the opinions of the pro fession generally, as to their views of the best manner of establishing and conducting the institution, partic ularly as to the branches it might be necessary to es tablish. Information of this kind will no doubt be ol' much advaitage to lay before a convention when called for the purpose of making final arrangements. Gentlemen who may be disposed to give their views on this subject, may address (Post Paid) the Editors of the American Medical Recorder, Philadelphia. Editors of Journals and news-papers who may ap prove of the objects proposed by the Medical Benev olent Society, will please to give this notice an inser tion in their respective papers. Editors Am. Med. Recorder. Philadelphia, January, 1829. —.»8s— , Dog Nail Factory. —In the upper part of this vil lage, on the road to VVliitesborough, there has been in operation for some months past, a small manufactory of wrought nails, which is carried on solely by a pool but industrious German lately arrived in this country ; together with his two dogs, who are equally industri ous. The bellows is kept constantly in blast by the dogs running in a wheel with a little coarse apparatus attached to it. They are in perfect training, and re lieve each other at regular ] eriods, and both man and dogs are in almost perpetual motion from early dawn till night fall. The nails produced are of the most finished and perfect kind—and the establishment merits, -hi every account, the patronage of tho public, and we learn,-receives it liberally.— Utica (iV. F.) Sentinel. New York, March 10. Melancholy Shipwreck. —By the Steamboat which arrived at an early hour this morning, we have receiv ed the Boston papers of yesterday morning. These papers contain an account of the loss of the Brig Persia, Thissell, from the Straits, hound to Salem.— The Brig was cast away on Cape Ann, near Brace's Cove. The cargo is strewed along the shore. The vessel has gone entirely to pieces. Nine bodies have been found. Among .them are recognized the cap tain and first officer, ertok and steward. The two former have been taken to Beverly for burial. About 30 bales of rags have been found. The wreck strews the shore for nearly half a mile. It is stated that when the brig was driven from her anchorage, sho had three anchors down, one with a chain. WAIM'S PANACEA.—The following affidavit exhibits the powerful efficacy of the Panacea in Chronic Rheu matism. This extraordinary case places in bold relief the absurd, the infatuated, prejudice, or the manifestly wicked and unjust conspiracy of certain of the faculty in their labors to decry this invaluable medicine. It may perhaps humbfe the pride of science, but it will advance the interests, and re lieve the sufferings, of mankind, to have it known that when the patient had been nearly cured by the introduction, by stealth, of my medicine, the medical attendants being igno rant of the agency of the Panacea in the cure, they have from such a case, delivered clinical lectures, and built up a theory for the future treatment of Rheumatism; and have sent their students to all parts of the Union to practise their fellow creatures upon sucli theories so built on stubble. Poor Davis! he had long pined and languished under what is called regular treatment, and under it would probably have descended into the grave but happily for him he heard of the Panacea. Ho took it by stealth, and is alive to testify to its almost miraculous efTects on him. In former publications I have given cases of Rheumatism cured by this medicine, but if a knowledge of oil those cures was utterly lost, and this case of Davis stood alone, I should feel entitled to pronounce the Panacea a specific in that pre valent and painful disease: and the man who could have the hardihood to deny the assertion must either undertake to prove this statement, sanctioned by the solemnity of an oath, to be false, or he must attempt to demonstrate, against reason and fact, that the cure was merely accidental. If the delicacy of the patients would permit, I could pub lish numerous cases in this city, where the Panacea has been privately and successfully administered, while the attend ing physicians have watched the progress of the disease, pre scribed medicines which were never taken, end flnallv chuck led at the fancied triumph of their skill. Such as doubt this statement may he satisfied by calling at my office, where I am prepared to verify these assertions. Were I permitted to publish the evidence in my possession, it would cover certain gentlemen with confusion, and I ought not to have any com punctious visitings of conscience in doing it, for they have been my unsparing enemies, neglecting no opportunity of de" traction, or of injuring me. They have toiled in vain. I have the great satisfaction to know that exactly as the evi dence of its efficacy is spread before the public so does the character of the Panacea rise in public estimation and the demand for its increase. WM. SWAIM. Philadelphia Alms House, Infirmary, February 16th, 182% To William Swaim, Sir —I write for the purpose of informing you of the suc-= cessful use of your Panacea on me, after having been afflicts ed with Chronic Rheumatism for nearly five years. I am a cripple but I do verily believe that even that might have been prevented if I had taken your medicine earlier. I will give you a brief but accurate history of my sufierings and cure. I was chief mate of the brig Timandra, Captain William Yarnall, of this port, bound to Pernambuco. At that placQ I was attacked with a very severe pain in the right side about the last of November 1822; in the following January it shift ed to my shoulders and head accompanied with sick stomach and loss of appetite. I then went on shore to an English Hospital and remained twenty days, without deriving any benefit, from there I went to private boarding and employed a Portuguese physician. I was on shore at Pernambuco about six months and found tIre disease increasing, the right foot became so much inflamed and swollen that I could no» walk without a cane; my expenses rapidly increasing, and believing that a change of climate would be beneficial, I went to Bahia and found in a short time that I was getting worse; there I entered the national hospital and staid twenty-three months; seventeen months of the time I was confined to my bed, I lay six months in one posture, and often times I have been for ten or twelve days without eating;—my right knee and right hand were much s» ollen; I suffered all but death. I obtained a passage to Baltimore and reached there in thirty-eight day«; I was carried immediately to the Baltimore Hospital and not expected to live until the next day. 1 re mained there nine months; fir ding myself somewhat better, I came to Philadelphia, and w ent into the Pennsylvania Hos pital the 12th June, 1826, left there at my own request tho 29th of Nov. 1826, and immediately went into the Philadel phia Alms House, Infirmary; after being here 7 months alt the time close confined to my bed and no more medicine be ing administered to me, 1 Imd no alternative hut to try Swaim'» Panacea ^ then n was I made known my situation to you, and received one bottle of your medicine which w secretly conveyed into the Ward by Mrs A. Snell: in using it I was obliged to observe caution as the attending physician had given particular instructions against its introduction into the ward saying, he did not wish his patients to take it, as it other than a quack medicine. After taking liait' p£ the first bottle I began to feel better and iny appetite increas ed; 1 slept better: after the second bottle the pain ceased, and fifteen dave after < ards I crutches to the astonishment of all who knew, or hud seen, my condition. A month previous to my taking tho Panaçe» o - able to walk the streets on