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town furnished, came from her: it was brought separately enclosed in a basket of date leaves, which I was desired to keep, and the old slave who brought it inquired, tion, which has produced an extraordinarv sensation at Pera, has made declarations respecting a renewal of the claim on the Asiatic fortresses, seems to want confirmation. Pans Etoile. It will be seen from our parliamentary report, that one important measure has been proposed by ministers to meet the present distress. As it may be said to have first originated in the very high prices of the necessaries of life, it is proposed to some at the root of the evil, and therefore 31r. Canning has moved the house that ministers should be vested with discretionary power to bring into market the corn which now lies under bond at Liverpool, upon paying a duty of 12s per quarter.

This corn is estimated at from 250,000 to 300,000 quarters, and will afford a most seasonable relief to the manufacturing districts at the present moment. WTe hail it also as the commencement of a better system as regards our corn laws, though Mr. Canning has disclaimed any intention of drawing the present measure into a precedent. But its necessity and justice are so obvious, that the landed interests themselves must see the expediency of legislating upon this principle; in hich case, the present distress may become the souree of signal benefit to the country. London Public Ledger.

From Francc By the ship Desdemona, a New-York, from Havre, Paris dates are to the 5th ult. A good deal of intelligence is furnished relative to the Greeks, and we rejoice to say, it is decidedly favorable to the cause of liberty. We quote a part only of the advices, which it will be remembered are on the authority of private letters. Greece. For a month past the most contradictory intelligence has been received from the Levant, relative to the late of Missolonghi.

The clashing accounts, when considered separately, carried with them such an air of improbability, that no other course remained for us than to lay the different details before our readers, leaving it to time to elucidate the truth. The advices received from all quarters now coincide in stating that Missolonghi, so far from having fallen, is victorious, and it is with much pleasure we communicate the following intelligence: Extract of a private letter, dated Venice, April 15: 'Ibrahim Pacha is defeated, and Greece once more victorious! Letters from Prevesa, Santa Mauta, Ithaca, and Zante, of the 26th, 28th, and 29th ult. that Ibrahim, tired of seeing his troops detained since November before the walls of a petty fortress, resolved, after seeing all his propositions rejected with disdain, to try his fortune once more. To that effect he made preparations, and on the 24ih ult. determined to attempt a general assault.

A brisk cannonading first announced the enemy's attack; and shortly after, upon a signal being given, disciplined troops ere seen to advance on one side, and irregular hordes of Chipetars, Asiatics, and Mamelukes on the other. Ibrahim, sword in hand, commanded in person. He advanced the first upon one of the ramparts named Doyand, which is near the sea. His troops were following him with boldness, when all at once the advanced guard, upon whom a shower was poured by the artillery of the fortress, were thrown into disorder. The Pacha was wounded; and the rumor of this event being spread among the troops, completely disheartened them.

The Greeks, without losing a moment, took advantage of the disorder of the enemy, opened the town gates, and made a vigorous sortie, which was seconded by Col. Fabier, who came up upon the enemy's rear with 2000 men of infantry and 700 cavalry, and by Gouras, Karaiscaki and Armatolis, who took with them more than 7000 men, picked out of the Palicares of Romelia. The Barbarians were completely routed; and Ibrahim, wounded and ashamed of his defeat, had scarcely time to take refuge at Patras with the remainder of his army. All the enemy's baggage and material fell into the hands of the conquerors. It is asserted that a very high personage fell in the action; for on the field of battle was found a turban adorned with a vcrgoutz, set iu diamonds (a kind of plume which the Sultan sends to generals who by their valor have shown themselves entitled to distinction.) Letters of the 1st inst.

from Zante, announce that Ibrahim is dead of his wound. The same letters say that the Greek fleet, which had gone to Hydra for repair, was to put to sea on the 26th ult. The different sources from which this intelligence has reached me, and the respectable character of my correspondents, banish all doubt of its truth. You and all the friends of Greece may rejoice, and look for more ample details of this memorable day. At the moment when I was going to seal this, a letter reached me from Trieste, by which I learn that the steam vessel that left Corfu on the 6th inst.

brought full confirmation of the victory of the Greeks, and the complete deliverance of Missolonghi. The God of christians has at length had pity upon a handful of men, whose destruction had been sworn by the forces of the two Continents combined. Let us render to him homage for his omnipotent benevolence, and pray him to continue to assist the people who are fighting for religion and A letter of the 27th ult. from Corfu, gives the following instance of the atrocious cruelty of Ibrahim Pacha: Ibrahim having been repulsed in ten assaults upon Missolonghi, caused two priests, five women and three children, to be empaled in front of his batteries, and upon the most elevated point, thinking that he should thus intimidate the heroic defenders of Missolonghi. He immediately sent a summons Critr for Stammering.

An institution lias existed some time in New-York, for curing impediments of speech, and appears to have been attended with the most decided success. It is said no case has occurred in which the system pursued has failed of producing a complete cure. Mr. Salem Towne, of Granville, N. Y.

has opened a school for this purpose. A young gentleman was in our village the other day, upon whom Mr. Towne had effected a cure in the short space of two hours. Very obstinate cases require one, two, and sometimes three weeks. These who have been cured are placed under oath not to reveal the mode of instruction, as they are all, by the instruction received to effect a cure upon themselves, qualified to become teachers.

The Female Maniac. The wandering female who passed through this and several adjoining towns, last winter, has been seen within a few days in Shrewsbury. She calls herself Charlotte Martin, and says her parents live in Ransom, Herkimer co. N. Y.

She is about middling size, has brown hair, and is apparently between 20 and 30 j-ears of age. Hon. Wm. C. Bradley, of the first congressional district, has declined becoming a candidate for a re-election to congress.

We have seen it stated in several southern papers, that the clergy generally would take up a collection in aid of the Colonization Society, on the Sabbath preceding the 4th of July. We trust the clergy and citizens, in this region, will not be backward in the good work. From England. By an arrival at Boston, English dates are furnished to the 8th May. For the following articles we are indebted to the Courier.

The most interesting intelligence contained in the papers is that which relates to the distresses among the laboring and man-ufacturing classes. In some districts the disturbances were rapidly declining and the intelligence is of a more tranquillizing character. At Blackburn, where the riots had been most alarming, every thing had been quiet after the 3d of May. One reason assigned for this, was, that most of the power looms having been destroyed, there was no motive for the populace to linger in the neighborhood. The greater part of the rioters had emigrated to the southern parts of the country, where their spoliations, and deeds of destruction were continued.

The proceedings at Bedford, had been dreadful; the military had been ordered out to quell the disturbances; several persons were killed and many others wounded. The military had been ordered out at ether places where riots were apprehended. Several rioters had been taken and committed for trial. Subscriptions were opened in London and most of the principal cities, for the relief of the suffering poor. From other parts of Lurope, the papers furnish no intelligence of any great interest.

The German and French papers, it is said in the Public Ledger, continue to insist on the probability of a rupture between Russia and the Porte and it was strange that there was not a demonstration on the part of a single European cabinet to countenance the opinion. While approaching war was a prevailing topic in the public journals, the cabinets were apparently, as quiet as in times of the most settled tranquillity. The French papers received in London on the fourth of May state, that new disorders had broken out in some of the Spanish provinces, and that Charles V. had been proclaimed at no great distance from the capital. Accounts from Gallicia mentioned that the smugglers were at open war with the military, and that, in a rencontre with a party sent out to assail them, they had made thirty prisoners, six of whom they shot.

It is stated in the Constitutionnel that since the first of January, 2000 officers of the French army, disgusted at the conduct of ministers, had solicited leave to retire. Accounts from Lisbon, of April 15, state that the command of the Portuguese troops would be confided to an English General. According to accounts from Vienna, the emperor of Austria had despatched Count Mempfer to Constantinople to solicit the Grand Seignior to comply with the ultimatum of Russia. The Lausanne Gazette of April 28, contains intelligence from Corfu, of April 6, which confirms previous news that Ibra-am Pasha was mortally wounded in the last attack made on Missolonghi, March 23. A letter of April 9 says, Missolonghi still holds out, and even triumphs." Letters from Constantinople, of April 7, say that a courier from St.

Petersburg, had arrived in the night of the 4th, at the residence of M. Minziacky, and it was reported that he was the bearer of a categorical declaration of the emperor Nicholas, in which that monarch insists on the necessity of terminating the difference between Russia and the Porte. It is added, that in this note, the emperor complains, though in very temperate language, of the silence of the Porte on the preceding complaints of Russia, and demands the re-establishment of the privileges of the two principalities, as well as the immediate sending of Turkish commissioners to settle in concert with Russian negotiators, and in a place designated by the Porte, the difficulties which have so long subsisted between that power and Russia. Mr. M.

to whom the same courier has brought precise instructions, delivered on the 5th of April the declaration of his sovereign. As the time of six weeks is fixed for the answer, the Porte may very likely profit by the delay and not answer immediately. Up to this day, there has not been any Divan, and the report, according to which the Reis Effendi, after this declara (JT. 'Niz The i.inuarrs of tli: Colonization Society uru through tho good Providence rf Gd, Jii ti cj-yin tho public, net with thy of mere lit I the confidence of fuccessful laborers, i a our ji country and fraught with imperishable -J lor another. Tory announce with i- if i-ttaef I'm, equalled only by their gratitude, that tho colony of Libciia exhibits an i'tiportmi'je and promise exceeding the pre- of it-t mo.

ciilhusiiHfic friend That it opeiM before every freeman of col- or, a field honorable enterprise, for liti-al privileges, stud l'r social enjoyment: thai it offers to the American statesman the only meth of securing permanent prosperity our country; stud to Unchristian, of imparting to the population of Afiicu his perfect and sublime, religion. Impelled by a deep schm! of duty, and ani-laa'i by tho encouragement of a-, en, the hoard beg leave to invite their eountiy-men universally to the energetic prosecution of thU magnanimous work. It 'f believe, the approbation of all, and. the patronage of I lie nation. Such the extent of the operation; of this and thy magnitude ol interests, that.

tho saino annual amount of J'utnta heretofore, received, will i.i future prove inadequate to the manage of the one or the security of the oth'jr. lint as tlu? praeticablericss of it-t plans Las been deavnsti nte.d, a their utility appears r-taiii, a (their necessity is daily becoming more imperious, the board tnint that hesitation will yield to confidence, and IcUiguiii approver; come forth to aid tin; c.vue with re-'due purposed and g-'iierous JVor ran tho manager? doubt that when age contribute her counsel, and youih when female benevolence shall Le exeifed, and the impressive devotions and of tho ministry be enlisted for it- success, au illustrious triumph will attend this cause a triumph honorable to our felicitous to Africa, find glorious to God. To accomplish such a union tt vetitim-Mit r.ad a. lion, lie board appeal to toe chunhr.s in tho United State-5, and most respectfully, yet earnestly, invite their co-operation. 31 ay they bo allowed to sug-gc-: to thr; ministers and iuIcm of these churches, that no possible otcurs to ibern, a.

more desirable, than a religious celebration of tlie anniversary of our independence, when tho views and hopes of thu insth Mtion might most appropriately be di plaved before the American people, and their donation:) be r.olieitcd to give them fulfilment. Should celebration of a different character prevent, in many places mich a service, it might be performed, perhaps, with no less advantage, on the Sunday immediately preceding or that day. From the charities of this occasion, was a large proportion of the of tho society derived the last year, though the whole amount was inconsiderable compared with that which cannot fail to hr rtali.cd by the unanimous adoption of tho measure. The board appeal with confidence to the fiev. clergy.

The. several c'vlcsiasfical bodies will, they hope, make this plan their own, and send it forth to the churchcp under the seal of their un-epialified approbation. Bv order of the board, II. 11. lies.

Agent. the Medi'-al Intelligencer. ioh Sale. It has always appeared to us somewhat below the dignity of any profession, for one member to sell Ids business to another. Vet wn often see adverti-ed the newspapers a good stand for a phy sician may be procured at a icason-able rate," iyc.

lye. Tins is no more nor less than offering one's patients to the first or highest bidder. It if not only a display of iliiberality and cupidity on the part of the pnysician, but an impeachment of the judgment and good sense of his patrons. It implies nay, more than implies, it asserts, that he has the unlimited control over their choice, and that ho does not consider them capable of distinguishing a regular practitioner from a quack, a man of address and educati ui, from an ignoramus and a clown. When a physician ha3 earned a good reputation and a tpod living, he ought not to take from the former, for the purpose of increasing the latter.

If he wishes to rcliu-cpnsh hi3 practice, he should do it in a liberal and honorable manner; and if he were to search for notne able and well educated young man, and recommend him to the esteem and patronage of his friends, it would be conferring an obligation equal on both. lnt to introduce the physician in hb place, ho will pay him the greatest sum of money for the ttrtiut or the annual per cordage on hi practice for a certain period, displays a ppceies of avarice in himself, extortion from his protegee, and insult to bis patient, which merits our displeasure. Inoioe.nols Poisons. The season is advancing when the vegetable poisons that border our brooks, and grow so profusely by cur way sides, present their attractions to tho roving children of tho country. In spite of the most watchful care of parents and of nursery maid, great children and little ones are often led into dangerous and fatal temptation, by the berries of the night-shade, or the purple flowers of the stramonium.

Although in this case, as in every other, prc-vni'irc measures arc of the most importance, the best means of removing the unpleasant symptoms when the poison has been taken, should bo familiar to every physician. He cannot search out a remedy at leisure; the life of the patient depends on his ready knowledge of the best means of affording relief. We cannot therefore too strongly cn- iorce thy importance of an accurate investigation of tho precise operation of poisons ou the system, and the most speedy This subject Ikh ol Lite vcars received alt'-iiMon in Fiance, and a irroat deal of new Jiuht been thrown oil tho treatment of such ca. es. livery physician, who is a-ware of this circumstance will feci the necessity of commanding tins information, and by some source or other we hope it will bo widelv ditfust over our countr.

Jllul. LiUl. Ux.vcx an: White. 1 s'iw a young lady today, -jo curiosity has lately betrayed her into an unlucky scrape. Imagining that her husband's negroes stole too much sugar fiom the boiling and cutting houses, the disguised herself as a black woman, by painting her face, and tying up her hair in a white handkerchief; thus dressed like a slave, with a basket of fish on her head, she knocked at the door of the head driver on her estate in the edge of the evening.

A soon as she was admitted, she closed the door after her, and taking the iish from her head, she displayed them be-ibro the ryes of the driver, and proposed to exchange them with him for sujrar. JJe would have been staggered at her proposal, but he suspected she was joking, though he had no idea of her disguise, for the lady speaks Cteole to perfection, and though naturally as white as a lifly, her face wa3 so well blacked that she might have defied a stricter scrutiny than this. Besides her featuies happen to have an African cast, or at least in respect of her nose or mouth, and her blue eyes could not betray her in tho tv dight. The negro finding her serious in her pioposals, told her at first to go about her business, that he was no tief to rob his massa a reply that, instead of satisfying her, awakened her jealousy the more, for she seemed vexed to find her slave an honest man. To ju-tify her former suspicions, she tried to bribe him with money to become the thief she wished to prove him.

He threatened her with the stock, and turned her out of the house; but as she still con- her importunities, and as other slaves began to assemble about the door, he treated her as a thief, and vowed he would flog her if she did not depart. Thinking he would not proceed to such an extremity as this, on being carried away with rage to find herself thus foiled, she began to abuse him, threatening to have him flogged; on hich he rather expeditiously pulled off her clothes to chastise her, in the presence of a score of her own subjects, who started at the sight of her white skin as if they had seen the devil. I can hardly imagine the feelings with which she walked back to the ercat house, though one might think she I ielt nothing, for she laughs at the story in all companies. Williaui's Jamaica. From Major Donhara's Reearclic3 in Africa.

African Ladies. On his way from Tripoli to Mourzuk, he was visited by Om-hal Henna, a lady of high rank: It was the Jnnmat (Friday,) the Sabbath, and she (whom he thus describes) was covered, for I cannot call it dressed, with only a blue linen barracan, which passed under one arm, and was fastened on the other shoulder with a silver pin, the remain- ing part thrown round the body behind, and brought over her head a sort of hood, which had fallen off, and my having taken her hand Avhcn she set down the milk, had prevented its being replaced. This accident displayed her jet black hair in numberless plaits all round her expressive face and neck, and her large sparkling eyes and little mouth, filled with the whitest teeth imaginable. She had various figures burnt on her chin with gunpowder; her complexion was a deep brown, and round her neck were eight or ten necklaces of coral and different colored beads. So interesting a person I had not seen in the country; and on my remaining some moments with my eyes fixed on her, she recommenced the salutation 'How is your -c.

and smiling asked with great naivete whether I had not learned, during the last two months, i a little more I assured her I had. Looking round to see if any one heard her, and having brought the hood over her face she said, I first heard of your coming last night, and desired the slave to mention it to my brother. I have always looked for your coming, and at night, because at night I have sometimes seen you; you were the first man whose hand I ever touched, but they all said it did not signify ith you, an insara (a christian,) God turn your heart! but my brother says you will never become Moslem; won't you, to please Abdi Zeleel's sister? My mother says God would never have allowed you to come, but for your conversion. By this time, again the hood had fallen back, and I again had taken her hand, when the unexpected appearance of Abdi Zeclel, accompanied by the governor of the town, who came to visit me, was a most unwelcome interruption. Omhal Henna quickly escaped; she had, however, overstepped the line, and I saw her no more." Three years elapsed, during which the Major traverses, explores lakes, and sees cities and manners of many blacks, and at last returns by the same road, and halts, soft memory glowing within his bosom, at the same town.

The ladies of the place send him forthwith a pic-nic supper; and Omhal Henna," he proceeds, by whom I was so much smitten on my first visit to this place, was now, after a disappointment by the death of her betrothed with whom she had read the fatah, just before my first visit, a wife of only three days old. The best dish, however, out of twenty which the Whether I meant to go to her father's house and salaam (salute) her mother?" I replied "Certainly:" and just after dark the same slave came to accompany me. We found the old lady sitting over a handful of fire, with eyes still more sore, and person still more neglected, than when I last saw her. She, however, hugged me most cordially, for there was nobody present but ourselves: the fire was blown up, and a bright flame produced, over which we sat down, hile she kept saying cr rather singing, 'si harlek? Jlh va barlck-che ftnnickV How are you? How do you find yourself? How is it with you in the patois of the country, first saying something in Erf ana, Inch I did not understand, to the old slave; and I was just regretting that I should go away without seeing Omhal Henna, while a sort of smile rested on the pallid features of my hostess, when in rushed the subject of our conversation. I scarcely knew her at first, by the dim light of the palnnvood fire: she, however, threw off her mantle, and, kissing my shoulder (an Arab mode of salutation,) shook my hand, while large tears rolled down her fine features.

She said she was determined to see me, although her father had The mother, it seems, had determined on gratifying her. Omhal Henna was now seventeen: she was handsomer than any thing I had seen in Fezzan, and had on all her wedding ornaments; indeed, I should have been a good deal agitated at her apparent great regard, had she not almost instantly exclaimed, "Well! you must make haste; give me what you have brought me! You know I am a woman now, and you must give me something a great deal richer than you did before: besides, I am Sidi Gunana's son's wife, who is great man; and when he asks me what the christian gave me, let me be able to show him something very handsome." said does Sidi Guna-na know then of your 'To be said Omhal Henna; 'and sent me. His father is a Marboot, and told him you English are people with great hearts and plenty of money; so I might Well said if that is the case you can be in no hurry. She did not think so; and my little present was no sooner given than she hurried away, saying she would return directly, but not keeping her word. Wrell done, simplicity! thought I.

Wrell done, unsophisticated nature' No town bred coquette could have played her part better. The major makes a fair confession, that his eye, after entering the negro country, soon became quite reconciled to the complexion. "The shadowed livery of the burning sun;" and certainly black seems to be the best in that quarter of the world. The following paragraph occurs late in the volume: Though many degrees fairer, and nearer our own blue-eyed beauties in complexion, when moderately cleansed and washed, yet no people ever lost more by comparison than did the white ladies of Mourzuk with the black ones of Bornou and Soudon. That the latter were 'black, devilish there is no denying; but their beautiful forms, expressive eyes, peaily teeth, and excessive cleanliness, rendered them far more pleasing than the dirty half castes we were now amongst.

A blue wrapper (though scarcely covering) gave full liberty to their strait and well-grown limbs, not a little strengthened, perhaps, by four or five daily immersions in cold water; while the ladies of Mourzuk, wrapped in a woollen blanket, with an under one of tho same texture, seldom changed night or day, until it drops off, or that they may be washed for their wedding; hair clotted and besmeared with sand, brown powder of cloves and other drugs, to give them the popular smell; their silver ear-rings and coral ornaments all blackened by the perspiration flowing from their anointed locks, are really such a bundle of filth, that it is not without, alarm that you see them approach towards you or disturb their garments in your apartments. astleton: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1S26. To the Citizens of Castljetok. Inconsequence of a circular received by the committee of arrangement (from Rutland,) to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of our Independence, the citizens of Castlelon, are requested to meet at the Inn of S. Moulton, Esq.

on Friday the 23d inst. at 7, P. M. to take inlo consideration the invitation to unite with them in the festivities of the day. County Celebration.

The committee of arrangements for the coming celebration, at Rutland, have announced the following arrangements and appointments. Hon. R. C. Mallary is to pronounce an oration; Selah H.

Merrill, Esq. to read the Declaration of Independence; Rev. Charles Walker, and Rev. Henry Hunter, will officiate as chaplains; and Cols. R.

Pierpoint, Levi Finney, and Maj. George W. Daniels, will act as marshals. The surviving veterans of the revolution are invited to attend, and will be provided with refreshments. Col.

Noah Lee of thi3 town, has been requested to take charge of this portion of the guests, and officiate as their president at the table. Moses Strong, Esq. is to be president of the day, assisted by Messrs. Chauncey Langdon, Henry Hodges, Charles K. Williams, Robert Pierpoint, Gordon Newell, Robert Temple, Geo.

T. Hodges, Francis Slason, William Fay, John Kellogg, and Jesse Gove, as vice presidents. The committee of arrangements will meet at Gould's, on the morning of the 4th, to confer with committees from other towns..

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