In order to secure the best elfeet from the use o(
flour in these cases, it ought tobe lightly dusted on the
surface exposed, either by enclosing it in a bag of suf
ficiently open texture to permit its transmission, or by
using the common dredging box, in which the article
is usually contained. The amount thus applied should
he left on : as the discharge oozes through this layer,
a second may be added, and thus the part be kept near
' Blistered surfaces, when they become extremely
painful, and prove obstinate' under the usual applica
tions to heal them, are greatly relieved by this mode
of treatment. Flour, or powdered starch, has been a
long known and familiar remedy for frets or erosions
of the 3kin, so common in children, from the friction
between the adjacent parts ; and it forms, in these ca
ses, the best as well as the simplest remedy.
Boston Med. and Surg. Jour.
From tho Now York Commrrcln! Advertiser, August 8.
LATEST FROM ENGLAND.
By the Packet ship York, Captain Do Cost, which arrived
yesterday afternoon, we have received our regular files of
London papers to the 23d June, and Liverpool to the 24th
June inclusive. Advices received on the 22d, in London, from
Hamburg, contain the Russian accounts of the battle at Par
St. Petersburg, June 10 —By the steam-boat to Luhec,
detailed accounts have been received of a victorious engage
ment near Paravadi, in which the Grand Vizier, at the head
of numerous troops, was defeated by General Roth. General
Roth remained master of the field of battle, and took two pair
of colors, which Gen. Diebitsch has sent to his majesty. The
enemy'lefr above 2000 killed, and a great number of horses
on the field. The animosity with which both sides fought, was
such that only one Mullah and 45 men were taken prisoners.
Our loss was 486 men, 13 officers, 1 staff officer, and Major
General Runden, killed; and 1 colonel, 2 Lieut Colonels, 2
staff officers, 26 officers and 596 privates, wounded. Since
Silistria was invested nothing of importance has occurred there.
In a trifling sally of the Turks, General Prince Prosorowski
was killed by a cannon ball.
The Duke of Wellington, it was said, would set out for the
continent about the end of July. He would land at 09»end,
thence* proceed to inspect the fortresses of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands, and then go to Vienna.
The ceremony of electing and inducting a new Knight of
the Garter, to fill the stall vacated by »he death of the E«r!
of Livoipool, took place at the palaceai Windsor, on the22d
Juno. The Earl of Ashhtirnham was elected.
Private correspondence from Ireland staled that the regis
trier. of the 10/. freeholders were going on slowly. The As
sistant Ba risfers considered this session as merely experimen
tal. In Clare, Mr O'Connell's prospects were as fair as his
friends could desire. Of 38 registered the first day at Kilrush,
37 declared for him.
A serious affray had taken place in Limerick, between the
ritlc brigade of the 60th Regiment, and the 36th Regiment.
It originated in a dispute about O'Connell and the Clare elec
tion, the latter Regiment declaring for him, and being decla
red victors, after a furious contest in the streets of Limerick,
in which blood was spilt, and lives were probably lo9t.
Mr Cavendish bus been returned to Parliament from the
University of Cambridge, by a majority of 147 over Mr Bankes.
Some surprise was excited by this result. The votes were,
for Cavendish 609, for Bankes 462.
Parliament was not prorogued until the 24th of June.
The Leeds Mercury says, "Trade and manufactures, are
still m a state of extreme depression in Dewsbury, Heckmond
wike, Millbridge, Littletown, Hightown, Robert-town, Hud
dersfield, Eiland, and Halifax, through all of which places I
have just passed. People are every where crying shame upon
Parliament for bracking up without attempting to alleviate
the public distress, or to diminish the public burthens."
« Baltimore, July 28.
' " Stick to the Carriage." —This is advice which has
scarcely ever failed to prove salutary when followed in
cases where horses become unmanageable, and run off
with the vehicles to which they are attached ; while,
on the contrary, lives have frequently been lost, and
limbs very often broken, where persons have permitted
their fears to overcome their judgment, and have at
tempted to escape by leaping out. Yesterday after
noon a carriage containing two ladies was passing up
Baltimore street, when the horses took fright and set
oft - at full speed. They ran the distance of four or five
squares before they were arrested in their progress, in
tlie course of which the carriage was several times ve
ry near being overturned. The driver, however, main
tained his seat on the box, the ladies their places with
in, and the foot boy his stand behind, an'd thus they
oscapcd without injury except the fright,
tempt been made by either to leave the carriage, it is
hardly to be doubted that a broken limb, at least, would
have been the
Had an at
which lie fifty miles from Lake ly
John Major, indicted for the .murder of Reuben
Gale, in September last, was tried at Frankfort, Ky.
in the latter part of July. The trial commenced on
the 23d and was concluded on the 25th. The pris
oner was acquitted. In the course of the trial a ques
tion of law was raised and decided—whether the de
position of the deceased, taken as his dying declara
tion could ho read in evidence—it being proved that
he did not believe in a future state of rewards and
punishments. The deposition teas rejected.
tlharlestown, Va. Avgust 5.—The rains which we
have had, in the course of the last two weeks, have
prevented the farmers of our neighborhood from se
curing their crops, and much damage is anticipated
to the wheat a great portion of which has sprouted in
the sheaf. We have heard of several instances of se
vere individual loss. Evils of this kind, however,
not without their concomitant good,
The wheat crop
an abundant one ; although much will probably
be lost, a good store will still remain. The corn anil
grass fields are freshened and renovated ; the streams
replenished ; and all Nature glad and glorious. The
bounties of the season have been poured forth so co
piously that man has not had time to garner her pro
lific gifts. It would be follv to bewail that which is
without remedy, and it would be ingratitude to mur
mur amidst the profusion which surrounds us. We
should rather seethe scene realized which is ss hand
somely depicted, by Burns, in his " Cotter's Satur
day Night," where the "parent pair" of the house
-" proffer up to Heaven their warm request,
Thai IIn who stills the ra*en*9 clamorous nest,
And decks the lily fair in flowery pride,
Would, in ths way His wisdom sees the best ,
For them and for their little ones provide.
Washington. Aug. 7.—Our Circuit Court (Bench,
Bar, Jurors, Witnesses, Auditors, and all) has he
completely wearied out by the long trials which have
just terminated—for the present. The argument up
on the motion for a new trial, in the case of the Uni
ted Stales vs. Watkins, was not gone into yesterday,
the Court having determined to adjourn, after getting
through some civil business, to Wednesday next, when
it is supposed the motions in arrest of judgment, &c.
of which notice has been given, will he argued'.
The Grand Jury renewed its request for a discharge,
and, the Attorney of the United States consenting, it
was discharged, after an unprecedented attendance of
forty-two daj s.— Intelligencer.
The Corporation of Cincinnati having passed an
act imposing restrictions, almost prohibitory, upon the
residence of free persons of color in that city, and
the validity of that act having been sustained by a
solemn judicial decision, an association has been for
med by this class of persons at that place for estab
lishing a Colony in Canada. Thoir Agents, who
have visited Canada to select a part of the country
lor their location, are in négociation for
of Bluff Lands
Frie, in 42 degrees North, on the Grand River. On
this body of land, the Agents report, there are al
ready two flourishing settlements, one of Dutch peo
ple and the other of Quakers.— Nat. Intel.
New Haten, Conn. Aug. 1.
Messrs John and Daniel Hinsdale, who have been
closely confined in the jail in this city for about two
years and nine months for debts due the Eagle Bank
and the United States, were liberated on Wednesday
last, and have returned to their homes in Middletown.
With regard to the debts due the Eagle Bank, they
obtained the certificate of Commissioners appointed
by the Superior Court under the insolvent law of this
State ; and with regard to the debt due the United
States, they procured a. discharge from the Secretary
of the Treasury, after having paid the full amount, ai
we are informed.— Register.
The Spire of St. Paul's Episcopal church in Rochester,
New York, was blown down in a violent squall of wind on
the 3d inst. and destroyed. The spire was about 128 feet high,
and including the tower and building, 218 feet. "It was sur
rounded with scaffolding, and such was the force of the wind,
that it was whirled, scaffolding and all, into the air, and
the whole mass fell on tha roof. The roof was partially bro
ken, but only one of the rafters gave way. The whole inju
ry exclusive of the spire, will not probably exceed $600. The
Rochester Daily Advertiser states that the vestry voted $500
towards defraying the losses of the contractors by the acci
dent, and resolved that the spire should be rebuilt immediate
ly, on a different but not less beautiful plan.
Philadelphia, Aug 7. —On the 15th of last montb,
the mail was by some means, lost from the stage be
tween Lancaster and this city, about 21 miles from
Philadelphia. On the 28th of July it was found, as
we hear, by a lad employed in a field at some distance
from the road ; it had been cut open, the letters strew
ed about, many torn in pieces, and their contents ly
ing on the ground. We have been told that one con
tained a draft of $8000.
REVENUE.—The amount of Duties secured at the Custom'
House, m the city of New York, for the month of July, is
upwards of twelve hundred thousand dollars; during the month
of June, it was upwards of eighteen hundred thousand. The
amount secured for the last five months exceeds six millions—
full equal to the amount bonded last year, during the same
The Savannah Georgian of the 28th ult. says,-—
" A gentleman from Augusta informed us'Yesterday,
that the U. S. troops there, who were stationed here
during the Winter, were preparing, in conformity to
orders, te march for the Indian Nation.
It appears from proceedings in Chancery, at Washington,
that in the year 1798, General Kosciusko placed a sum exceed
ing $10.000 in the hands of Mr Jefferson, and executed a will.
Iu ISOfi he executed at Paris, another will, and bequeathed
$3704 to Kosciusko Armstrong, son of General Armstrong.
After the death of Kosciusko, in 1817, Mr Jefferson refusing
to take out letters testamentary, they were granted to B. L.
Lear. The bill filed by Armstrong against Lear charges,
"that said Lear refuses to pay the said sum of $3704, because,
among other reasons, a claim to the whole of the funds of
said estate has been made by said Major Estko, as heir at law
of said Kosciusko, and another claim by the said Monsieur
Zoltner, under another will, which he alleges the said Kosci
usko to have made in Europe, in favor of himself or some of
his relations.'' Major Estko resides in Poland, and Monsieur
B conchotomy.—The wind-pipe of a child 10 months
old, in Fryeburg, who had been strangled with a piece
of meat, was opened lately by Dr Barrows, of that
town, and the obstruction removed. This is the se
cond instance of his having saved life by the same op
eration. The child appeared to be nearly dead when
the operation comenced—about thirty minutes after
the accident.— Gardiner Chronicle.
Arson. —At a Court of Oyer and Terminer held lately in
Ogdenburgh, N. Y. Ebenezer Hale, a lad between 12 and 13
years of age was convicted of Arson, (of a house) and
sentenced to the state prison at Auburn, at hard labor, for the
term of three years and a day.
A newly made constable in Nashville, Tenn. recent
ly procured an entrance into a man's " castle," to levy
an execution, by getting a friend to rap at the door just
before the dawn, and when it was opened gliding sly
ly in. An officer! shouted the old man ; an officer!
responded the old woman and three strapping daugh
ters, who, bouncing out of bed, and seizing each afire
brand, flourished them about his whiskers. Finding
there was but one oflicer, they laid their weapons aside,
and tumbled him neck and heels out of doors. The
constable had them all up before the Circuit Court,
soon after, when the judge decided that an officer is
not authorised to enter a house at such a time, and in
that manner, and if he do, the inmates may gently eject
him. Eastern Whig.
Mary Booz has been elected Bell Ringer and Messenger
by the Corporation of Norfolk, Va.
Leonard Henderson, of the State of North Caroli
na, has been chosen Chief Justice of that State.
Zehner in Switzerland.
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