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After some time I examined her again and found through the marsh, and agitated by the breeze, her flesh to be somewhat red, and that a little formed islands of shadows, Aoating on a motionblood had oozed out along the back.

less sea of light. Around me all was silence and I cannot pretend to account for the manner of repose, save the dropping of the leaves, the her existence in that confined state, where the brisk transit of sudden flaws of wind, and the ocheat occasioned by the fermentation of the grain, I casional hooting of the bird of night; but afar off would be great; and the stench arising from the was heard the rolling solemn sound of the Cataracid and ammonia generated by the dung and act of Niagara; which in the stillness of the night other feculent matter, would be intolerable. reverberated from desert to desert, until it ulti.

JAMES HAMILTON. mately expired in the distant solitary wild. Meadville, April 16, 1819.

The grandeur and stupendous solemnity of

this scene, are altogether inexpressible. The Remarkable Oak. Near the thirty-third mile most beautiful nights in Europe can convey no stone, on the London road, near Rainham, Nor: || adequate idea of them. In vain in our cultivated folk, in the garden of a cottager, lies the decaying | fields, does imagination seek to expand itse!f; it trunk of an ancient oak, which has lost its im- encounters on every side the habitations of man; portant character and honors by time, that has || but in the country of deserts, the mind de lights with it also destroyed its roots, iis foliage, and its to plunge into an ocean of forests, to wander on limbs The tree itself was once a parish bounda. the borders of boundless lakes, to hover over the ry; also a sea mark, and separated the eastern gulls of cataracts, and if it may be uttered, to and western divisions of the county. T'hese were stand alone in the presence of the Deity. sufficient to give it importance—it may be re.

[CHATEAUBRIAND. placed but another cannot obtain the honor the oll stump can boast, as it was under that tree the

From a London Paper famed Watts, of Rochester, in the year of his mayoralty, in company with the corporation, met

AN UGLY WIFE OR A GIBBET. the more famous queen Elizabeth, on the return The following amusing story is copied from a from Dover, where she had been to view part of manuscript sheet of the Border Antiquities of her fleet after it had defeated the Spanish Arma England and Scotland, which is now in progress da, and under which she and they enjoyed a de- of publication, and to which Walter Scott is a jeune, leaving the remainder of viands, plates, contributor. knives and forks, for the use of the poor of the "In the 17th century, the greater part of the parish of Rainbaim, after which she accompanied property lying upon the river. Ettricke, belongthe cavalcade to the worshipful the mayor's ling to Scott of Harden, who made his principal house, on Boley Hill, which she called “ Satis," residence at Oakwood-Tower, a border-bouse of from the sumptuous entertainment she enjoyed strength, still remaining upon that river, William there. When this tree, worn out with age and Scott, (afterwards sir William,) son of the head time, fell down, other plants were placed in the of this family, undertook an expedition against same situation; but, as though the earth felt jea. || the Murrays of Elibank, whose property lay at a lous of a supplanter, it refused to nourish them; | few miles distant. He found his enemy upon nor have any efforts to raise another oak on that their guard, was defeated and made prisoner in spot, although several attempts have been made, the act of driving off the cattle, which he had ever succeeded.

(London paper. collected for that purpose. Our hero, sir Gide

on Murray, conducted his prisoner to the castle,

where his lady received him with congratulations Spectacle of a beautiful Night in the De- upon his victory, and enquiries concerning the serts of the New World.

fate to which he had destined his prisoner: "The An hour after sunset the moon appeared above gallows," answered sir Gideon, for he is said al. the trees in the opposite horizon. A balmy ready to have acquired the honor of knighthood, breeze which she brought with her from the “ to the gallows with the maurauder."

“ Hoot east, seemed to go before, as her refreshing | na, sir Gideon,” answered the considerate matron breath, in the forest. The queen of night as- in her vernacular idiom, “ wud ye hang the win. cends gradually in the Heavens: now she follows some young Laird of Harden, when ye have three silently her azure course, now reposes on piles || ill-favored daughters to marry?” “ Right, right, of clouds, resembling the summits of lofty moun. answered the baron," who catched at the idea, tains crowned with snow. These gradually un. “ he shall either marry our daughter, micklefurling themselves were spread into zones of sa- mouthed Meg, or strap for it.” Upon this alter. tin whiteness, and dispersed in thin foamy flocks, native being proposed to the prisoner, he, upon or formed in the Heaven's resplendent banks, so the first offer, stoutly preferred the gibbet to pleasant to the eye, as almost to induce a persuamickle-mouthed Meg, for such was the nick sion that one could feel their softness and elasti- name of the young lady, whose real name was city.

Agnes. But at length, when he was literally led On earth the scene was not less ravishing; the forth to execution, and saw no other chance for soft and silver light of the moon descended escape, he retracted his ungallant resolution, and among the foilage, and projected streams of light | preferred the typical noose of matrimony to the into the profoundest shades. The river which || literal cord of hemp. Such is the tradition estaflowed at my feet, by turns lost itself in the woods,blished in both families, and often jocularly referr. and by turns re-appeared; all brilliant with the led to on the border. It may be necessary to add, constellations of night, and which were multi- that the mickle-mouthed Meg and her husband plied upon its undulating bosom. In a vastly ex- were a very happy pair, and had a very large tended prairie on the other side of the river, the family, to each of whom sir William Scott be. light of the moon slept motionless upon the queathed good estates, besides reserving a large green. Birch trees scattered here and there" one for the eldest.”

THE COD BANK OF SHETLAND.

Description of a burning Spring. This may be convenience is felt from the want of bait, which considered a very great natural curiosity. It is being obtained from the bays of Shetland, prove silnated about 68 miles above the junction of the a great loss of time to the fishers, who are often Kennawha and Ohio rivers, in Kenawha county, obliged precipitously to leave the bank for the on the land of Lawrence Washington. The wa- want of it. Any account of the manner in which ter is contained in a hole in the earth, about 3 this inconvenience is remedied in other places, foet deep, and 6 feet in circumference. The wa- either by the preservation of bait, collected preter is always muddy, and an air rushes out of it, | viously to the fishing season, or by any other which creates large bubbles on the surface, and if mode of fishing for the bait, which consists of a blaze of fire is applied to it, takes fire with shell fish, on the bank itself, will be most accep. great rapidity, and burns at soine times until all table information to the vessels employed in the the water is consuned; but this does not effect || pursuit.” the burning. It frequently continues several weeks. The water is very cold, but it is put in Extraorslinary Mushroom. A phenomenon, agitation like the boiling of a pot, by the air that which tends much to elucidate the origin and na. riishes out of it, anu emits a strong sulphuric || ture of vegetable funguses, particularly of that emell.

[News Letter. species named muslıroom, lately occurred to the

observation of sir Joseph Banks. Having a cask The discovery of a bank of cod fish, off the of wine rather too sweet for immediate use, he Shetland Islands, near the coast of Scotland, is an directed that it should be placed in a cellar, that event of no small importance to the people of the saccharine matter it contained might be more Great Britain, especially that part of ihe king perfectly decomposed by age. At the end of dom, and we should suppose, cannot be without three years he directed his butler to ascertain the its interest to this country. The following ac- state of the wine, when, on attempting to open count of this subject is taken from Blackwood's the cellar door, he could not effect it, in conseEdinburgh Magazine, for January, 1817. quence of some powerful obstable. The door

[N. Y. Daily Adv. was consequently cut down, when the cellar was

found to be completely filled with a firm fungous Discovery. This bank was, we believe, first || vegetable production, so firm that it was necessa. fished upon by the vessels of Mr. Ross of Mee- || ry to use an axe for its removal! This appeared dale, in Shetland, in the autumn of 1816.

to have grown from, or to have been nourished Situation, and extent.-The bank commences by, the decomposed particles of the wine, the about twelve to twenty miles north by west from cask being emply, and carried up to the ceiling, Papa Westray, one of the Orkney Islands. It is where it was supported by the surface of the prolonged to the westward of the coast of the fungous.

(London paper. Shetland Islands, and has been entered upon, to the north, by steering west north west, as well Fountain of St. Allyre.—This fountain, which as north by west, from the Island of Foula. But runs to Clermont Fenand, in the department of its termination has not been reached, and it is | Ruy de Dome, is justly ranked among the won. imagined to extend much farther north The ders of nature in France, on account of the petri. colour of the fish is described to be similar to fying property of its waters. The various cal. what has been observed in the cod caught off the careous matters, held in solution by the water, coast of the Faro Islands, thus appearing to iden. || penetrates so perfectly through bodies submitted tify this much more northerly bank with that of to its action, that they become identified with Shetland. The fish is said to be grey backed, them, are mingled deeply with their substance, spotted with black, and tinged with a ring of a anà assume their forms; thus, by their concretion, colour from brown to grey. The length that has they change into solid masses, into true stones, been already traced of the bank is about 140 || vegetables, flowers, branches of limbs, and entire miles. The breadth is from 18 to 25 miles. The animals. depth is from 28 to 47 fathoms.

This phenomenon of nature, which in some Productiveness — Thirteen vessels employed in measure calls to mind the fable of the metamor. this fishery are computed to have made this year || phoses, bas given the idea to an inhatitant of the (1818) about 30001. 'These vessels do not exceed country to carry to Paris a number of these sin35 tons, and on account of the bounty are not less gular productions, and to form a cabinet of curi. than six tons. They carry froin six to eight losities in the Croix de-petits-Champs, No. 21.hands. The vessels this year on the banks are You see there a fox running after a fowl, which said to have fished about 12 tons of fish, in the reminds you of the dog in the fable which reachdried state, on an average. Some vessels pro-es but never seizes the hare that does not fly cured from 18 to 19 tons each. The abundance from il-a spaniel always ready to follow his masof the fish is so great, that one vessel in a tide or ter--birds that are trembling with fear, so that day caught 1200 fish.

you might think they were petrified by fright, The Shetland Islands in this fishery, will pos- &c. All the objects which the cabinet contains, sess an advantage over their Orkney neighbours, seem as if fixed by the head of Medusa So much from the superiority of their drying beaches. | does the image of life remain deeply imprinted These being composed of rounded pebbles, on the victims of death, that some preserving ejected by the sea, are more or less abundant, or power prevents you from noticing the seal of are better in quality, according to the nature of il destruction. the rocks of which each of the groups of Islands The proprietors of this cabinet have had the is composed. This superiority of beach is of such honor of presenting to the king a petrified bed. consequence to the drying of the fish, as to give They show also a picture representi the ling and cod of Shetland, a decided advan- | fountain and its landscapes, and the visit which gage in the market over every other like article | the Duc d'Angouleme had the curiosity to make w! Ssh to which it is opposed. The greatest in." to it. One of the most astonishing works of this

the magic

SIOUX NATION.

sects.

fountain is, to have produced by successive con- whose systems are derived from the sophistry and cretions a natural bridge, which is extremely pic opinions of men as little inspired as those my riads turesque, the arch of which is decorated with of pagans. The moral perfection of these Indians stalaciytes. This bridge makes one of the beau- and their creed have brought me to join with ties of the picture. [Journal de Commerce. them in saying, their articles are as good as the

articles of multiformed churches in Christendom From the New York Columbian,

since the Apostolic age, which we know are not

of divine authority; and yet, whoever would be (We are under obligations to a friend for the saved must believe in all contradictions among following interesting communication, which comes from a person who has long had opportunities for These pagans have high prejudices against accurate knowledge of the subject on which he Christians, and believe the Spaniards are the only treats:]

true Christians, whose cruelties, murder, and rob. Prairie de Chien, May 10, 1818. beries in South America of the Indians, are well SIR,-Christianity cannot be propagated by known by tradition among the Sioux tribes; and missionaries in a country of paçans until they are when any white traders cheat and deceive a Si. civilized; because missionaries in general teach oux pagan, they are caller Spaniards and Chrisnot a simple system, but many doctrines or opitians: hence the French and English traders nions unintelligible, not found in Scripture, but among the Sioux nations have not benefitted fabricated by the prej!«lices andi passions of men christianity or the Spanish interest. If the Ame.

Christianity is a rational system, and requires ricans ever should attempt to introduce christiintellectual faculties to use it rationally; the arts || anity ainong the Sioux tribes, they must send and sciences, which the pagans want, prevent the honest traders, sensible and moral men, to deal rational use of their inicilectual faculties. This is with them, and make use of no severity. Mild. is veriñed by the Athenians and other pagans, lness, benevolence, and pious example, must be who, being greatly civilized, were ready to ex- used among the Sioux nations, to induce them to change paganism for the benefits of christianity, | adopt a life of civilization, and no use is to be as soon as offered.

made ? the word Christian or Spaniard. The morality of christ anity is perfectly saluta. Military compulsion will not be useful in ci. ry to civil society; its promises of another life are vilizing Indians. The Sioux nations believe they conkortable to all; its precept3 are agreeable to are the sole owners of the land, by virtue of the human reason, and the pagans never have, and gift of the Great Spirit, by long possession and never will, despise it. Of consequence, it is a occupancy, and no white people have a right to christian duty (by lenient methods) to propagate build forts, houses, and c'iltivate their lands, until christianity among the pagans; but the success of they obtain from the Indians a right by purchase, the undertaking will depend on the purification and consent of the owners and present possessors. of christianity from all its mysteries, and on the This doctrine is not pleasing to military commoral lives of the teachers of christianity; for the manders, but must be attended to by our governpagans are lovers of morality, and are pious livers; ment, to prevent a war with the many tribes of they have consciences which accuse and excuse Indians in this western territory. For two years them before their Great Spirit, (or God,) to whom past no crime has been committed ainong all the they bow down with gratitude and praise when indian tribes. Use this communication as you the sun rises above the horizon, and when he guesplease. I am, &c.

CLERICOS. down below it.

The pagans on the river St. Peter have no knowledge of the Bible, but they believe in a The following stories were related to Howard, Great Spirit, who lives forever in a palace above the Philanthropist, during his residence at all clouds; and that he made the sun, the earth, Vienna. the lakes, rivers, trees, cattle, fishes, birds, and A German merchant, happening to be at Venice all things, and gave them all to the Indians, who on business, supped every night at a 'small inn, are like him in shape, in benevolence, and good. I in company with a few other persons. An officer ness; and they believe that if they are pious, they of the state inquisition came to him one evening, will be sent for by the Great Spirit to live with and ordered him to follow whither he led, and to bim in his palace forever, and want no good thing: 1| deliver to him his trunk, after having put his seal Also they believe in the following revelation and upon it. The merchant asked why he must do laws sent to their ancestors .by the Great Spirit, this, but received no answer to his inquiry, except by one of his servants, namely, 1. Fear, love, and by the officer's putting his hand 10 his lips as a praise the Great Spirit, 2 Be honest; 3. Love i signal for silence. He then muffled his head in a one another; 4. Be charitable; 5. Injure no man; cloak, and guided lim, through different streets, 6. Be merciful to all animals All Indians obey to a low gate which he was ordered to enter, anı! ing the above laws shall be happy in time, and in stopping down, he was led through various pasfinitely happy in the palace of the Great Spirit, sages under ground, to a snall dark apartmen:, beyond the blue sky.

where he continued all the night. The next day Thus live the Sioux nations on the west side of he was conducted to a large room hung with Mississippi to the shining mountains, in perfect black, with a single wax light, and a crucifix on ortho toxy; no ways troubled about the opinions its mantlepiece. Having remained here in per. of fathers, councils, bishops, church, but content fect solitude for a couple of days, he suddenly ed with their short creed and divine rules -aw a curtain drawn, and heard a voice question

My dear sir, since residing here among many ling him concerning his name, his business, th: pagan tribes, who are the most insocent, benevol company he kept, and particularly, whether he lent, and moral part of the human race I ever had not been on a certain day, in the society of saw, I have thought much on the divisions, here. Il persons who were mentioned, and heard an abbc, sies, and orthodoxes in the christian church, I who was also named, make use of expression:

TALES OF THE INQUISITION.

now accurately repea:ed. At last he was asked fucked to the beach. From the signs of friendif he should know the abbe, if he saw him; and ship that were held out, an interview now took on his answering that he should, a long curtain | piace between those who were in the jolly boat was drawn aside, and he saw this very person and those wiro were in the canoe, the natives hanging on a gibbet. He was then disinissed. from the shore giving them at the same time

The other circumstance, or rather combination cocoa nuts and hollow bamboo canes of water, of circumstances, happened but a short time without expressing a wish to have any thing in before Mr. Howard's visit, to a senator of this return. arbitrary republic. Called up from his bed one The surprise of the boat's crew, however, was night by an officer of this same inquisiton, and still greater on observing a Bengal lascar advance commanded to follow him, be obeyed the suir- from among the crowd, and aduress them in the mons, and found a gondola waiting near his door, || Hindoostane, which fortunately was understood in which he was rowed out of the barbor to aby one seaman of the party, who were all Euro. spot where another gondola was fastened to a peans. This intelligence being conveyed to the post. Into this he was ordered to step; and the cornmander of the Claudine, captain Welsh, he door of the cabin being opened, he was conduct. manned his boats and went on shore in the eveed into it; and as a dead body with a rope about ning himselt, accompanied by captain Ormond, its neck was shown to him, he was asked if he of the Mary, and lieut. Stewart, of the Bengal knew it. He answered that he did, and shook | army. The whole force of this little party, which through every limb as he spoke: but he was then was summoned together, not with hostile intenconveyed back to his house, and nothing more tions, but with a view to repel any act of treach. was ever said to him upon the subject. The ery, consisted of twenty eight Europeans, armed body he had seen, was that of the tutor to his with small arms, pistols, cutlasses, and boarding children, who had been carried out of his house pikes. They did not immediately push to the that very night and strangled. The senator de. shore and effect a landing, but first accomplished lighted with this young man's conversation, used what they most desired, a friendly interview to treat him with great familiarity, and in those from the boats. The natives flocked around unguarded moments, communicated, to him some them on the beach, and exchanged with them polirical matters of no great importance, but their shells, cocoa nuts, and rice ornaments, for which he thoughtlessly mentioned again to || yellow bunting, nails, and knives others; au imprudence for which he paid dearly The writer adds, that he had never found the with his life, whilst his generous patron was thus natives of the Friendly or Society Isle more civil, admonished of his indescretion by the sight of his obliging, hospitable, and well disposed, than strangled body.

these natives were, and be very naturally ex.

presses his wonder at so marked a change in the MURRAY'S ISLAND.

conduct of a race of people who but a few years Calcutta, December 4:-In a letter dated from since committed such piratical depredations on on board the slip Claudine, in Torres Straits, on all ships and boats that they could uverpower, as the 7th September, we have been furnished with to make their cruelties proverbial. And this some particulars of the state of this island, which wonder is increased by his not being able to deserves to be made public.

learn any sufficient cause for this remarkable im. About three years since, a ship called the provement in their habits of life. Morning Star, was wrecked in Torres' Strait, When the commander of the Claudine apand a lascar belonging to the crew had the good | proached the lascar, who was discovered among fortune to escape destruction and get safe to those people, the first wish he expressed was Murray's Island, where he remained among the that of returning to his native country. Power. natives, and during the space of time acquired a ful as this desire must have been, to have occuconsiderable knowledge of their language, as pied the first place in his thoughts, he whispered well as of the language of another island with it in secret only while the Islanders were near which they held intercourse, a little to the north. Ibi:n, and did not venture to declare himself openward of them, and thought to be the one called ly, until he was seated in the boat that was to Darnley's Island, in the charts.

bear him away from his exile, and until he found On the afternoon of the day on which this let himself secure amid the armed band by which he ter is dated, the Claudine and Mary anchored was surrounded. Rising then in the centre of ciose under the sivore of Murray's Island, when a the boat, he turned towards the natives in a ca. number of natives were seen on the beach, and noe and on the beach, and professing his graticontrary to the expectation of those who saw tude towards them as his deliverers and protectthem from the ships, and who had been led to ors in misfortune, when many of his shipmates imagine them a ferocious people, from the cha. I fell victinis to their sufferings, declared that racter given to them in popular descriptions of though he quitted them to return to his native these islands, they were all unarmed. A small country, it was still with feelings of affection and canne was also seen with four men, one of whom I regret. stood up from among the rest, and waived a The commander gave to each of the natives, branch over bis head. This was answered from who were present, a knife, and to one of them a the ship's poop, with a wbite flag, as equally piece of bunting also, with which mark of favor symbolic of peace, and the jolly boat with an they were highly pleased. ollicer and four men were sent to meet them, He remarks that he witnessed this scene with with the most positive instructions to avoid hos feelings of surprise and gratification, as the natilities, and cven if tbey received an injury from tives were quite afflicted at parting with the In. them not to reseat it, but to return on board. Ondian whom shipwreck had thrown upon their thic jolly boat's approaching the shore, the canoe slivres, and whom friendly hands had taken from retreated, and when within a short distance of among them, while the Indian bimself said all he landing, the natives, to the number of fifty, all' could to reconcile them to this separation, and

even thought it necessary to sooth them by pro. The houses are round, built of bamboos, cocoa mising that he would soon return to them again. Inut leaves and long grass; they sleep upon bam.

When the lascar reached on board, provisions | boo frames, raised about 6 feet from the ground, were given to him by order of his deliverer, but with mats on them; these are built round the hut, his stomach had been so long accustomed to no- and the centre is kept clear for the fire. thing but cocoa nuts and plantains, that it was too The fruits, &c. cocoa nuts, plantains, sugar weak to retain even the simplest animal food. canes, sweet potatoes and mangoes, are equal to

As the crew of the Claudine were Europeans, those of Bengal. the man was afterwards removed to the Mary, Shark Jamaul, the lascar, when he accompanied captain Ormond, where he was more at home the natives to the other islands, saw several muswith shipmates and countrymen of his own na- kets and a compass; on an island called Tood he tion and religion, and in this ship he has safely saw a gold watch. On Mairee they had two cut. arrived at Calcutta.

lasses, and on his asking where they had procured The knowledge which this man has acquired them, he received the following account: That by so long a residence with the islanders, of about thirty years ago, (for only the oldest man in their language, habits, and manners, might fit him the island recollected it,) a large ship was wreckto give to any one, who had leisure for the in- | ed in sight of the island that a great number of quiry, many new and curious particulars regard. || white men came in their boats from her and ing this people, and if pursued indeed to the ex- | fought them; that several escaped to the other tent of which it is capable,' might be made sub islands where they were killed; but a young boy's servient to purposes of still higher nature, than life was saved, who lived amongst them a very the gratification of mere curiosity

long time; he, however, with two young girls, On the I-land itself, the writer remarks that it went off in a canoe one night, and was never is small, easily taken possession of, and as easy to heard of afterwards, although they searched the be kept and defended at a small expense. The neighboring islands. They seemed to esteem this inhabitants are not numerous, and as may be in-person very much, for they never spoke of bim ferred from their behavior on this occasion, well without shedding tears, and kept his clothes with disposed. The soil is described as excellent, and great care, often looking at, and crying over capable of producing most of the fruits suited to them. They were blue woollen clothes. Might the climate, while the sugar cane, with which it || not this have been Perouse's ship? it seems very abounds, grows luxuriantly over every part of the probable, for it agrees with the time he left Port island, and might itself be made a sufficient object Jackson; the cutlasses and clothes might throw of consequence to promote the cultivation of. He

more light on it. The Pandora's boats got safe indulges in the hope that some advantage may be through the straits, and we do not know of any taken of the present incident towards the civiliza. other European ship being wrecked in them. tion of the natives, and in this we offer him the A few dogs are the only animals on the island, union of our best and warmest wishes.

which tradition says came from a ship wrecked In addition to this intelligence, as communicated many years ago. to us by letter, we republish some interesting me. moranda regarding these Islanders, as collected from the relation of the lascar in question, and

LATEST FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. inserted in the last number of the Asiatic Mirror. Gibraltar, March 1.--The grand expedition

When they determine to marry, the female is fitting out at Cadiz, under the command of the taken by force by her lover to his hut, when he “ Vice Roy elect of Buenos Ayres," is about as informs her parents, which immediately causes a forward now as when I first advised you of it, meeting of the friends of both parties, who start and in all reasonable probability will be as forobjections, and a battle ensues. If the bride. | ward (for all the physical and substantial benegroom and his party are victorious, he is consi- fits intended by it,) when I next write you, as it dered married, and next day the parties are re. is now! Nevertheless considerable expense is conciled and join in singing and feasting, &c incurred, and the work of preparing some neces. They paint their bodies with red and white earths.sary appendages to the enterprize is going on:

Their women are the source of constant quar- l but all this is rather to feather the nests of the rels, for they only allow one wife; but this being officers, merchants, and workinen employed about little attended to, they have, on the discovery, a lit, than to promote the elevated views of the gobatile. Children not born by the wife, are im. vernment--and so it will continue 'till the day of mediately killed.

retribution arrives, which, depend on it, is on the When a person dies, the body is brought out of rapid march of awful visitation! the but and stretched on the ground, when the In one of the papers I now send you is the of. relations and friends of both sexes sit down around | ficial account of the execution of no less than it, and cry for a considerable time. It is then re. thirteen conspirators lately, in the city of Valencia; moved to their plantations in the interior of the since then, we have accounts of the discovery and island, when a frame of bamboos is raised about 6 || arrest of twenty three more, amongst whom is the feet high, with a mat on it. On this the body is general, second in command: they will probably placed, and here it remains, the people returning|share the fale of their unfortunate predecessors. to their huts.

A rumbling noise is the precursor of an earthThere appears to be four tribes on the islands, | quake. residing at Mirga, Chirwagait and Koolnaid, who The story of the king's deposit in the Bank of have frequent quarrels amongst each other; they || England is confirmed beyond a doubt, but it is have no chiefs.

better known here than to the people of Spain, On their dances, they rub themselves with co-who, of all perhaps in the Christian world, have coa nut oil and red earth. A small drum made of least access to information interesting to themthe skin of Guana, is the only thing in the shape selves, though affecting their happiness, their of a musical instrument amongst them.

liberty, or their lives. Those who know the fact

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