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convulsions, or obstinate diseuses of the skin, or dropsy
of the brain. The little personage going to school com plains of head-ach, is fretful and unhappy, and be comes pale and feeble. The poor books are now blamed for the fault of the dishes, and school is given The doctor is next consulted on the best means up. of restoring strength to the dear creature, that has lost its appetite, and can eat nothing hut a little cake, or custard, or at most some fat broth. Should he tell the fond mother the impubliable truth, and desire her to suspend the system of stuffing, and allow her child, for sole food, a little biend and milk diluted with wa ter, and daily exercise in the open air, she will be heard exclaiming in a tone of mingled astonishment and reproach, * why, doctor, would you starve my child!' would beg leave to state that the large majority of man kind do not cut any animal food, or so sparingly, and at such long intervals that it cannot be said to form their nourishment. Millions in Asia are sustained by rice alone, with perhaps a little vegetable oil for sea soning. In Italy, and southern Europe generally, bread made of the (lour of wheat or Indian corn, with lettuce and the like, mixed with oil,constitutes the food of the most robust part of its population. The Lazzaroni of Naples, with forms so active and finely proportioned, cannot oven calculate on this much : cnarse bread and potatoes is their chief reliance—their drink of luxury is a glass of iced water slightly acidulated. Hundreds of-thousands, we might say millions, of Irish do not sec flesh meat or fish from one week's end to the oth er ; potatoes and oat meal are tin ir articles of food— If milk can tie added, it is thought a luxury; yet where .shall we find a more healthy and to'uusl population, or enduring of bodily fatigue, and exhibiting For the inforina'ton of all such misguided persons, we one more more mental vivacity ! What a contrast between these people and tile inhabitants ot the extreme north, tlu-j timid Laplanders, F.squiinitux, Satnoideuns. tvitose footi is almost • itircly animal ! Journal of Health. —♦♦«Sie— Chinese Cunning .—A mandarin inspector, from whom a mandarin of hi. 1 Iter class, his mortal enemy, had caused his seals to be stolen that bis loss might involve the perhaps I,is life, tit,it of this precious object ! lie. set fire to his own dwelling in the night, and then in the presence of the by-standers, saved a little casket in which his seals generally deposited, and carried it to lus enemy, entreating that he would take especial care of his charge. The mandarin, in Ins turn, apprehensive of being accused willi having stolen the seals, was loi eed to place them in the box : and thus, in spite of him seif, restored tranquility to the person whom he wish ed to ruin .—Manners of China. was apprehensive ss of his place, and What did ite do to eflect a rcstitu were Late letter« from Natchez, in the state of Missis sippi, give frightful accounts of the sickness in that city, and the newspapers admit that the Yellow Fevet One letter, of September 14, says— is raging ll*eie. •'The yellow fever is in this place ; every body has run off to Washington, all the merchants, citizens, &,c. The drays are running day and night, h ive occurred since yesterday morning. The sickness is very alarming. The physicians have had a ntect itg, and reported it the yellow fever."— Nat. Intel. The Creek Indians .—We learn, from tho Colum bus Enquirer, that the Indian Council which assent , , , . \ .1 , -, ,o,i. i,.,„ bled in the Creek Nation on t.ie . • >_• J ned. The object of its meeting was to take into -con sidération the propriety of tiie emigration West of the ' Mississippi river, in accordance with the views of the Government, as expressed in the recent talk of Presi dent Jgckson to the Creek Indiana. The council has' reqnested the Agent, Col. Crowell, to apprise the | President of the positive determination of the nation i not to relinquish its present territory, but to remain ' and submit to the laws of Alabama. Commission -1 ers Jiave been appointed on the part of Alabama to j take. the C-etwus- «f the- Nation ; and have proceeded Five deaths considerably in the business of their appointments. Governor Carroll, as the Legislature of Tennessee convenes in a few weeks, has deferred his trip to the Creek Nation until winter. From the spirit exhibited at the Indian Council, the same answer will probably be given to the United States' Commissioner by the (.'reeks, as he received from the Chcrokees, viz. a relu sal to meet a delegation on the part of the United States to treat lor their removal.— Georgian. It is stated from an official source', that the new pa ving done in Philadelphia in the present year up to this date, amounts to sixty-five thousand eight hun drei! and ninety-six square yards, and that the new pa ving which remains to be completed, and will in a few j weeks he finished, amounts to seven thousand, seven hundred and ninety-three square yards. Making, al together, seventy-three thousand, six hundred and eigh ty-nine square yards. This is an extent of new pa ving said to be considerably greater than has been done in any preceding year, and at a considerably re duced expense. The Rov. A. De Angelis of this city, has received a letter from Rome under date of 12th May Iasi giving notice that the Right Rev Michael Porteus, formerly Bishop of Eicon, and Vicar Apostolic of the State of Alabamu, and ofFIorida.has been appointed by His Holiness Pius VIII Bishop of Mobile; and that he is expected in this city in all Decembor next, ac companied by some of his Priests, for the purpose of erecting a Seminary, and transacting such other business as appertains to bis office. Mobile Register. Luring a late storm, an opening was made in the side of a hill, near Grantown, in Scotland, as if by a vulcanic eruption, and an immense body of water rushed out with force enough to shake the ground fül lt continued to emit large quantities of stones, earth and water for several hours. a distance of sixty feet, A singular occurrence happened in Troy within a few weeks. A druggist has a number of globe show bottles in his windows, tilled with various colored liquids. He is obliged to keep out the bright light of tlie sun on account of diseased eyes. Be fore botli ins windows is suspended rush window curtains— both of which have been set on fire in a number of places by the concontluted rays of the sun, through several bottles.— This notice may be useful to others .—Troy Sentinel. A grand reservoir, which will be brought into rise before winter, is now building in New ïork, at a cost of near $£0,000. It i.-i of cast Iron, and placed in such high ground, that water will run from it in pipes to any part of the city—and in some, at such an eh ration that it can be discharged on the tops of house; and stores. Essay on Man .—Two footpads lately attempted to rob Ma jor Samuel Mann on the Chester* r»vn turnpike in Maryland. The Major fortunately having pair of new boom, pot one of hi« assailants out of breath by a kick in the bread-basket, and the other took leg bait. 'Will nothing immortalize me?' said a conceited blue to one of her male friends, after having vainly endeavored to procure a publisher for some of liei ' loose thoughts.' ' Yes, madam,' replied he, ' making a funeral pyre lor yourself with your own manuscripts.' ' But think,' said the lady, ' what the world would lose.' ' Aye, but think also what the U—l would gain,' said her tormentor. Mr Eli Bunk advertises m the Schoharie Advocate a cau tj ()n against one David Sandya who has run away with his u i lree daughters, ' Pennsylvania canal recently called on a surgeon at Easton, with a broken arm, which', having set ami ban | daged, secundum artem, the surgeon advised him to i drink no ardent spiritsuntil the fracture healed. 'I had ' an idea,' replied Pat, ' that your honor would prohibit the c.-atur, so 1 took a wee drop of about a pint of j whiskey before l called on you. Success to vom- hon or,' An Irish laborer on the Delaware division of the at Heh'idftre. Apollo. D RUGS and MEDICINES, both Patent and Officinal, in which are incited most of tho recently discovered French Chemical preparations, together with the principal part of the most valuable medicines now in use, of the first quality, und upon reasonable terms, may be had at the store, of the subscriber, No. 135, Market street. JOSHUA HARLAN. For sale us above, Dr. RELFE S BOTANICAL DROPS. This is one of thq most efficacious compounds in the Materia Medico , for the cure of that class of inveterate Diseases, produced by an impure state of the blood, and a vitiated hab it of body, and usually exhibiting themselves in the forms of -. Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Leprosy, St. Anthony's Fire, Fever Sores, (even when the bones are affected,) White Swellings, Foul and Obstinate Ulcers, Sore Legs and Eyes, Scald Head in children, Scury and Scorbutic Gout, Pimpled or Carbuneled Faces, and Festering Eruptions. Several severe cases of Pimpled or Carbuneled faces, and one other of an eruption extending over the whole body, of many months standing, in this neighborhood, have been en tirely cured by the above drops. N. B. Physician's prescriptions carefully compounded, and family medicines put up at the shortest notice. Wilmington, August S. ^WAIM'S PANACEA.—The following letter from Doctor John Howell, of Trenton, N. J., a regularly bred physi cian of scientific practice, will show his opinion of Swaim's Panacea, and his desire that his name may be used to recom mend it: the testimony which he gives in the following cases cannot fail to be interesting. / Mr Wm. Swaim, Dear Sir—I have just received your letter of the 6th, re questing an answer respecting the cases of Pulmonary affec tions, &c. that I some time ago mentioned to yon. I am sorry that I am not able to comply with your request, as I keep no regular docket or register that I can refer to for the treatment and symptoms. But as far as I can recollect, I am fully per suaded they wore both in a very critical situation:—they com plained of great pain in the thorax, and difficulty of breathing; they both bad a distressing cough and a free expectoration of muens. But since they have commenced taking your Panacea, they have experienced a wonderful change; the pain in the thorax is better, the cough is not so troublesome,, and the ex pectoration is lessened: they still continue the use of it, and I have no doubt, with attention to diet and diess, they will be restored. My son, who is afflicted with an Epilepsy, I must say, sineè he has commenced with your Panacea, bas not had a single return of his fits, now more than five weeks; and since the commencement of itis disease he lias never before went over ten days without having them. And I can say, your medicine has done him more good than all that he has taken for the last three years. I have given him the two bottles that you sent me, and I should be glad to know if I must continue the use of it any longer, and if so, you will oblige me by sending another bottle, as I shall be directed altogether by your opin ion. Trenton, June 7th, 1827. My son, a student of medicine, related a case to me this morning of a black man, who lia9 had the King's Evil for four years, and is now cured by taking tiiree bottles of your medU cine, as directed by my son. The black man is a laborer* living about five miles from this place. I give you full liberty to publish this letter, if you wish it— or as much of it as you think proper. And if tny name can be of any use in giving your Panacea that character which it deserves, you may use it with pleasure, and 1 shall ever feet it my duty to recommend it to the public, as a safe and valu« Yours, most respectfully, JOHN HOWELL, M. D., &c. OCf- Sold in Wilmington at M. JOHNSON'S (Sole Agent} Drug and Medicinal. Stork, JVb. 90, Market Street July, 1829. able medicine. BUILDING LOTS. T IIE subscriber will offer at public sale on Seventh-day, the 24th inst., at 10 o'clock, A. M., ot the house of J. M. Smith, (Indian King,) Wilmington, Seven Building Lots, in said Borough, four on Market, two on Kent and King Streets. A plot of said lots is left at the place of at,!#, where persons wishing to purchase can examine it. sale. 9 mo. 7, 1829. one on Terms »t JOHN PENNOCK. 50—Sip Joskfh Norman respectfully inform* the Ladies of Wilmington, that he still continues the manufacturing of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Boots and Shoes, of the latest patterns;—under his own immediate in spectmn—so that nil his talents shall be employed to render his customers satisfaction, both in article and price. Hie establishment is at the corner of Market and Third Strcettt Wilmington, May, 1829. 28_6iv O PARENTS. TO JOURNEYMEN SHOEMAKERS. fllWENTY-FIVE or thirty Journeymen Boot 8,- Shoe Mm* A. Jeers can find immediate employ mem, on apptieatioflr at No. 98, Murket street. JAMES McNEAL Wilmington, Sept. 26. JOB BÎÎlJ^riNQ &QATB AT THIS OFPläß?