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on the coast, which had happily been National Register :

brought about by the intervention of the

Governor and Council at Cape CoastFOREIGN.

castle, had been strictly maintained; and

that, between April 21st when the peace AFRICA.

was made, and May gih, a great number

of Ashantee traders had arrived, traded, Voyage of Discovery.

aud returned, without the least diffcrence Some time ago Goverument sent out to or dispute having arises. The accounts the several British settlements in Africa a add, that the Ashantees were perfectly sanumber of certificates, bandsomely printed tisfied, and that the Fantees were thankful on vellum, in the English and Arabic lan- for our interference in their behalf. gulges, for the purpose of being distributed

Dutch examinations : for trade. to any persons who might be travelling into the interior, acquainting the natives

By advices received from the Gold Coast with the object of the journey of Major of Africa, it appears that General Daendels, Peddie, Captain Campbell, and Surgeon governor in chief of the Dutch forts in that Cowdry, who, it will be recollected, have country, has been surveying the river been employed 10 trace the course of the Ancobar, and has reported to his governNiger, &c. By the accounts just received, ment the expediency and practicability of it appears that a number of these certio

acquiring land, by purchase of the natives,

at cates have been circulated among the Ash

a very low price; and has there

fore recommended that extepsive purchases antees, to whom the purport of them has been fully explained. Should it fortunately should be made with a view to convert the happen that our travellers are met by the

same into plantations of cotton and cofiee, bearers of any of these certificates, the ad

and that he has already made considerable vantages to be derived from them may be progress in clearing the land of wood; &c. most important. The following is a copy: Ancobar is navigable as far as the centre

The General further states, that the river “ This is to make known, that Major of the Dinkiva country, the first province Jobu Peddie, Capt. Thomas Campbell, and of the king of Ashantee; and he adds, that Surgeon William Cowdry, have been em it is certain this river was navigable in the ployed by the British Government to pro- time of Bosman. The Generał then refers ceed from Senegal into the interior of Af

to ancient Dutch maps, copied from the rica, io trace the course of the river Niger, Portuguese, to show that formerly the Porand to obtain such information respecting tuguese had several establishments on the the countries through which they pass as

Ancobar, at which were convents of monks may be useful in the extension and im- and christian churches, about 40 leagues in provement of commerce, which is the ob- the interior of the country. The General ject of the British Government in sending suggests, that were the British and Dutch those persons to Africa ; and that any per- to agree to establish forts on each side of sou who may happen to meet with those the river, with the consent of the king of gentlemeu, and shall be the bearer of a

Ashantee, not only might the whole com• letter to the governor of this or any other

merce of that country be attracted, but also British settlement on the Gold Coast, from that of the country on this side of Long either of them, shall receive five ounces of Mountaius. The expense of such a project gold, and be liberally rewarded for any

to the two governments, the General thinks, service or act of kinduess which it may would not exceed 10,000l. sterling, as he appear by such letter may have been ren

conceives the king of Ashantee would dered to either of them.

supply a number of workmen to carry “ Witness my hand, at


wood, stones, and lime, of which there is Governor of the British Settlement,

an abundance in the neighbourhood. Cape Coast, Africa,

AMERICA: BRITISA. The accounts add, that a school, on

Indians : Progressive Civilization. the plan of the national system of educt

Mr. Bromley write from Halitas:

An tion, had been opened at Cape Coast; of the progress of which the Governor hoped in intelligent chief has been with me for sonje

time, and I have the satisiaction to say that a short time to make a favourable report.

I have fuifilled the benevoleut wish of our Peace Established.

worthy Goveruor (Sir George Sherbrook) Advices received from the Gold Coast o| by purchasing implements of busbar dry, Africa to May 9th, bring the satisfactory and seed sufficient for 45 famulies of the intelligence that the peace between the Indians, who, with their children, cousist ibland nation of Ashantees, aod the Fantees of about 317 souls. I have also purchased

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two excellent fishing-nets, for the purpose | where it was found expedient to throw of catching salmon, &c. with which the over the kedge at her steru, to effect it. river Shubenaccullie abounds, and on the This being accomplished, the crew were banks of which they are to reside. The then required to haul it again ou board, Governor gave them 11,000 acres of wild and were nearly all collected on the quarderuess-land last year, which the Chief ier, for that purpose. At this unbappy, fahas already begun to clear; and as they tal moment, the end of the cylinder tohave received fifty felling axes, a greater wards the stern exploded, and threw the quantity will be cleared this summer, as whole contents of bot water among them, several of this division of the Micmac tribes spreading death and torture in every direcare sober and industrious. They intend tion. The captain, mate, and several others to plant potatoes next month (June) which, were knocked overboard, but were saved with the fish they cateb, will, we hope, (with the exception of one man, who is still supply them with food. This is the list missing,) by boats from the town, and by rational attempt that has been made to set swimming to the Virginia shore. tle the Indians in this province since the The whole town was alarnied by the ex. discovery of America; and we bave every plosion; every physician, with a number reason to hope that, under the divine bless of the citizens, went immediately to their ing, it will sueceed.

relief. On going on board, a melancholy

and really horrid scene presented itself AMERICA: UNITED STATES.

to view—six or eight were nearly skinned Further Particulars of the late un fortunate explo- from head to foot, and others sligbtly scaldsion on board a Steam l'essel.

ed, making, in the whole, seventeen. In Sce p. $55.

stripping off their clothes, the skin peeled We have again to record an instance of off with them to a considerable depth : culpable negligence followed by a most added to this melancholy sight, the ear of melancholy result, in the explosion of a

the pitying spectator was pierced by the steam-boiler by loading its safety-valve so

screams and groans of the agonized sufferas to prevent the possibility of the steam

ers, rendering the scene horrible beyond escapiny. The load on the lever of the description. safety-valve was slipped to its outer ex

Thecause of this melancholy catastrophe tremity, and left to itsell

. We need only may be accounted for, by the cylinder not remark that the lever should never be of having vent through the safety-valve, which such a length, or, vice versa, the weight so

was firmly stopped, by the weight which heavy, as to occasion the least danger hung on the lever having been unfortuwhen placed at forthiest from the valve. In nately slipped to its extreme, without being other words, no weight should ever be used noticed, and the length of time occupied that can by any accidental change prevent in wearing, before her machinery could be the steam from lifting the valve whenever set in motion, whereby the force of the it acquires a certain measured power.

steam would have been expended-these

two causes united, confined the steam till Extract of a Letter from Marietta (United the strength of the cylinder could no longer

States), dated June 7, 1816. contain it, and it gave way with the greatWe have a painful duty to perform, in est violence. recording an unparalleled scene of human The steam-boat was warped across the misery and anguish which occured on river, and safely moored in deep water at board the steam-boat Washington, lately Point Harmer, where it is probable she built at Whecling, (Va.) and commanded will stay several weeks, till her boiler can by Captain Shreve. She started from be repaired. Wheeling on Monday last, and arrived at As her cylinders were all on deck, the this place on Tuesday evening following at boat has received no material injury from about 7 o'clock, and safely come to anchor the explosion. opposite Point Harmer, where she con By this accident 19 people were woundtinued until Wednesday morning. The ed ; 9 of then slightly, 10 so severely, that fires had been kindled, and the boilers suf-6 are since dead, and one man is missing. ficiently hot, preparatory to her departure, when the anchor was weighed, and the

Extraordinary Weather. helm put to laiboard, in order to wear her, The weather this year has been equally and place her in a position to start ber ma uuseasonable almost every where. In Amechinery; but having only one of her rudrica it has proved po less extraordinary ders shipped at the time, its influence was than in Europe. There they have had uot sufficient to have the desired effect, and spow about the middle of last month: in sbe shot across under the Virgiuia shore Albany and Benuingtop it had fallen to the


depth of an inch and a half. In that vici- , household articles. He kept a tavern a nity much damage had been done by the number of years, married a wife, and raised frost. From New York it is stated, under four children. He accumulated an imdate of the 15th June, that the cold wea mense estate, which be preserved so tenather, and even frosts, coutinued: in the upciously that he afforded not a dollar for the per part of the state large ieicles were education of his family. He was never pending, and the foliage of the forest was known to lay out onc dollar in cash for blasted by the frost.

any article he might be in want of: he Destructive Fire. At Radleigh, in would do without it, or find some person North Carolina, a calamitous fre had taken who would barter with him for sonething place, which destroyed immense property: he could not sell for cash. He farmed the losses already ascertained amounted to largely, and kept a large distillery, which 100,000 dollars. The United States


he supplied entirely with his own giain. vernment sustained a loss of 30 or 40,000 He kept a team for the conveyance of his dollars in arms, accoutrements, soldiers whisky and flour to Baltimore, wbich, clothing, &c.

when he could not sell for the money at a MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISEMENT.

price that would suit him, he bartered for

necessaries for his family and tavern. In [From a New York Paper.)

this way he amassed an estate of 400,000

dollars. Such was bis attachment to mouey, WANTED,

that he was never known to lend or credit A Young Lady, about seventeen or twenty one years of age, as a wife; she

a single dollar to any man. Upon the best must be well acquainted with the neces

mortyage or other security that could be sary accomplishments of such ; she must given, he would not lend a ceut. He never understand washing and ironing, baking funds; neither would hé keep the notes of

invested one dollar in any of the public bread, making good coffee, roasting beef, veal, &c. boneiug a fowl, broiling á fish, any bank longer than till he could get making tarts, plum-pudding, and deserts of them changed. He deposited his specie in all kinds, preserving fruits and pickles; ex.

a large iron chest until it could hold no pert with the needle, keeping a clean and

He then provided a strong iron. snug house; must know reading, writing, hooped barrel, which he also filled. After and arithmetic; never been in the habit of death, his strong boxes, “ frong whose attending ball rooms; she must have been bourde no traveller had ever returned," taught true and genuine principles of reli: The cause of his death was as remarkable

yielded 230,000 dollars in gold and silver. gion, and a member in church, of good standing. She must not be addicted to

as the course of his life. A gentleman making too free use of her tongue, such as

from Virginia offered bim 12 dollars per repeating any report that is injurious to her he would not sell it for less than 18 dollars,

bushel for 100 bushels of clover-seed; but neighbour; or using taunting language to any person about her house. Any Lady and they did not

agree. The seed was affinding herself in possession of the above terwards sent to Philadelphia, where it sold accomplishments will please to address to

for seven dollars per bushel, and brought, Alphonsn. It will not be required that she in the whole, 550 dollars less than the Vira should exercise all those requisites, unless givian had offered for it. On receiving an a change in fortone should take place, at account of this sale, be walked through which time it will be necessary, in order liis farm, went to his distillery, and gave to live with such economy as to prevent a

various directions to his people : he then trespass on our friends, whose frowus and

went to his waggon-house and hanged

himself. caprices we otherwise must endure, what every man of noble mind will despise. At

Gas Lights introduced. present she shall have a coach and four at A Letter of the 21st of June, from her- command, servants in abundance, a Baltimore, states, that the gas lights had house furnished in the first modern style; been introduced into that town, and highshall always be treated with that tender ly approved. The Museum had been lighted affection which female delicacy requires, up, and attracted the admiration of all that and nothing shall be wanting that will be witnessed tl:e sight. The Mayor and Comnecessary to coutribute to her happiness. mon-Council immediately proposed a con

Account of Michael Baird, (from an Ame-tract for lighting the streets. rican Paper).-Mr. Baird was of German

AUSTRIA. extraction. His father left him a valuable

Royal Bank : Stock jobbers farm of 500 acres, in the vicinity of It would appear from the Foreign papers York (Pensylvania) with some farming and that the new plan of an Austrian royal

bank has had little effect in relieving the

DENMARK. finances or improving the exchanges of

Progress of Vaccination. that country. About the middle of July

The Committee of Vaccination at Cothe course of exchange of the Austrian pa: penhagen has published its Report for 1814 per-money felt so low as 420, though it and 1815, being its 13th and 14th years. rose again to '968. Fourteen traders,

It principally Jews, were about the same

appears that 23,392 were vaccinated in time taken into custody by the police for than in any preceding year.

1814, and in 1815, 24,425, which is more stock-jobbing practices, and their books

In South Greenland there have been seized: but it was found that the law

vaccinated, from the year 1809 to 1813, could not lay hold of them.

979 persons, which is a very great number It is reported, also, that one of the most when the circumstances of the country are eminent bankers, in conjunction with a considered. Up to August 9, 1815, 115 party had endeavoured to derange the re-persons were vaccinated in North Greengularity of the Banki, by forcing into it, au land. In the Faro Isles 424 in 1814. mreasonable quantity of paper for pay In Iceland vaccination does not gain ment, at the same moment: bui, a hint

ground. having been obtained of the intended man On the representations of the committee cuvre, the plot failed of its purpose. the Jews are subject to the regulations reBARBARY.

specting the vaccine. British Captives redcemed.

New machine for pumping ships, We learn, that the master, mates, pas

A watch-maker of Altona, wamed Sten. sengers, and crew, 17 in all, of the late der, bas invented a machine to lessen the brigantine ihe Surprise, of Glasgow, wrech- labour of working ships' punips, which will ed oil the west coast of Barbary, and made preserve the lives and health of the people, captives by the Moors in December last, and facilitate the preservation of ship and have been redeemed from slavery by the cargo. One experiment was made with the Ironmongers' Company: the ransom money machine on the 11th inst. in the presence was 5,000 dollars, exclusively of other ex

of Mr. Mellish, the English Consul Genepenses.

ral of Hamburgh, of the tirst Burgomaster, BELGIUM.

and several otlier persons, menibers of the

Patriotic Societies of Hamburgh and Al. Supposed Wonderful Inrcntion.

tona. The certificate given him by the Ghent, June 26.-The English who de

sworn Elder of the Shippers' Company at sire to clo:he us, pretend also to shoe us. Altona, and which Mr. Mellisb sigued, The tanners and shoe-makers will learn speaks highly in favour of the machine. with gratitude, that our friends have just sent to Antwerp a cargo of shoes, at 14

Church restored and consecrated. sous per pair. It is probable that these Copenhagen, July 16.- Last Sunday the shoes are one of the miracles of the steam church of St. Peter, belonging to a Gerengine, which the English have contrived man cougregation bere, was solemnly conto apply to mechanic arts and trades. The secrated, after the damage had been resteam engine makes a shoe in three paired which it sustained in the bombard. strokes: the first cylieder, provided with a ment in 1807. Their majesties the king bil (emoorte price!, cuts out the sole aud up- and queen honoured the solemnity with per leather, another makes the soles, into their presence. wbich a third drives the little nails which

FRANCE. are prepared, and which it immediately clenches, and the shoe is made. There Compliments to the Mother of God!!! wants only a fool to buy it.

His Majesty has, through the medium of It is most probable, that this article is Count Pradel, presented a statue of the merely the manufacture of a party, whose | Virgin, and twelve medallions represeniing steam engine of calumny is ever at work. the twelve Apostles, to the church of Notre There has, of late, been a wonderful dis-Dame of Versailles. In the church of St. position among the unthinking populace of Germain de Prés, at Paris, a superb monuGhent, to decry and to destroy every thing ment is now erecting in honour of the MoEnglish: they buvc even proceeded to vo ther of God, who is, as our King has said, citerations of personal rudeness, if not to the protectress of France, and, in particuacts of personal violence; and a few Englar, of the royal family. The metropitan lish goods have been consumed in an church of Paris is to have new embellish-. duto du fi; but, opinion considers that act ments of this kind. It possesses at this as a mere trick, they having been paid for, moment one of the finest monuments existlong ago; and being, in fact, worn out. ing, known under the name of the Virgin

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des Carmes, because it formerly belonged to

Loss to Science. the Church des Carrues of the Place Mau

M. Guyton de Morveau, the celebrated bert. This master-piece, which lies as it French chemist, died at Paris in January were forgotten among other statues in a

'ast. He was born at Dijon, in 1737, and chapel, it is said will soon obtain a place in educated to the French bar: he held the tbe cathedral worthy of the object it repre office of advocate general to the parliament sents. The chapel in the church of Notre of Dijon for twenty two years Having a Dame, dedicated to the Holy Virgin, bears turn for the sciences, and particularly chemarks of the period of distress in which it mistry, Guyton de Morveau in 1776, was restored, and cannot be allowed to re

founded a lectureship on chemistry, mine. main in that state. What indeed can be ralogy, and materia medica, and gave the more proper than that the first of the

course himself for thirteen years. After churches of France, under the name of the publishing his nomenclature, he was inMother of God, should have an altar vited to Paris, and made a member of the worthy of the worship of its patroness, and Lostitute. His most sureessful discovery was suitable to the whole of the edifice ?

that of fumigating infected places. Copper und Lead Utensils.-A French The Journal de Paris says, that on the paper gives the substance of an ordonnance 19th ult. there was a fall of stones, or issued by the Prefect of Paris concerning Aërolites, as they are called, in a garden the use of copper vesseis and utensils, the at Sternenburg, near Bonn, on the Lower reservoirs of wine-sellers, and the scales of Rbine. Que of them, it is said, weighed dealers in salt and tobacco. Some of the 100lb; others from 20 to 40. Their fall, regulations deserve attention in this comp which took place in a cherry garden, try, though they are more applicable to the caused a horrible noise and deep trenches modes of living and cookery of Paris. The in the earth. The gardener, and several ordonnance in question directs frequent in- labourers who were at work, both saw spections to be made of the copper vessels and heard them fall; the proprietor, who and utensils employed by wine-sellers, was in his house with a friend, hearil the cooks, innkeepers, restauruteurs, pastry- noise of their fall. The colour of these cooks, pork-butchers, &c. within the juris stones is stated to be green, verging to diction of the police, for the purpose of black; their weight like that of marble; ascertaining their salubrity. All such ves. and they resemble the residuum or scoria sels and utensils as may be found spotted from the iron forge. with verdigris shall be seized, and sent to

Symptoms of Decadence, a l’Angloise. the Office of Police. All wine-sellers are forkilden to use reservoirs coated with that England must be very distressed, be

A French writer draws the conclusion, lead, the dealers in salt and tobacco to employ copper scales, and cow keepers, and cause, he asserts, bets have latterly been

few and trilling at Newmarket and other milk and cream-sellers to deposit milk in

He adds, “ John Bull must be well copper vessels, under penalty of confiscation and a fine of 30 fr. The dealers in nigh ruined when he ceases to wager.” salt and tobacco are to use tin scales.

One of the Paris Papers very gravely

announces that the Pope has made a repreDistressing Weather. Paris, August 4.-All the letters from solicit the abolition of the sule of women.

sentation to the English Goverumenito Burgundy announce that the rains and bad weather have ruined the finer sort of vines.

FRENCH COMMERCE.-The Monit ur The common sort has also suttered much : contains the following recapitulation of the fine and warm weather can alone preserve sales which took place at the late great fair what remains.

at Beaucaire, in the south of France: The unfavourable weather still continu

Goods sold. Unsold. Cloth:

2,574,000 ing, the Vicars-general of the Chapter of


Silks and mixed stuffs 600,000 250,00 Paris lave ordered additional Prayers to be

Silk, co ton, and woollen put up for nine days in all the churches of


640,000 398,000 the capital.


6,200,000 3,000,000

Woollens and cottons 3,300,000 110,000 Paris, Aug. 2.--About 80 young girls Siik

120,000 60,000 belonging to families in the parish of St. Spices and Druggs 4,020,000 8:30,4M)0 Sulpice met yesterday morning at their Leather

1,$60.000 church, and repaired from thence in pro

1:09, corper, lead, tin 480,000 60.000 cession to the Church of St. Genevieve,

Merceriis and cutlery 1,425,000 907,000

Jueilery aed watches 650,000 1,150,0110 Patroness of Paris, to implore from this Building timber

120,000 Saint, by their prayers, the cessation of Caitle

300.000 the rains which we have had for two Pulse mouths.

Total, in 1916

23,299,200 8,!!0,000


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