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weather, closed for last year about the end which Hornemann observed of the same mi. of October at Lyssabbel, in the island of neral, during his travels over the eastera Alsen. The lovers of science in all Eu. part of the great African desert. rope are justly attentive to the progress of Poisonous Fly. In the Choctaw coun. this operation; which being carried on ac- try, 130 miles north-east of Natchez, a cording to the enlightened orders, and with part of the public road is rendered remark. the liberal support of his Danish Majesty, able by the periodical return of a poison. under the direction of a most able astrono- ous and destructive fly which destroys mer, Professor Schumacher, promises to horses. It always appears when the cold throw light on many important subjects, weather commences, in December, and as both in the French and English measure- invariably disappears on the approach of ments of the meridian. The astronomical warm weather, about the first of April. part of the English measurement was exe- In the winter of 1816, it was stated that cuted with the admirable zenith sector of from thirty to forty travelling horses were Ramsden, and that of the French with the destroyed. Its colour is a dark brown ; it repeating circles of Borda. The king has has an elongated head, with a small and borrowed the first from the English govern- sharp proboscis, and is in size between the ment, for the Danish measurement ; the gnat and musquito. When it alights upon place of the latter has been more than sup- a horse, it darts through the hair much plied by a most excellent eighteen-inch re- like a gnat, and never quits its hold until peating circle, by Reichenbach, with an removed by force. When a horse stops to improvement in the mechanism. Here, drink, swarms fly about the head, and therefore, the two kinds of instruments crowd into the mouth, nostrils, and ears ; were first used together, which in preceding hence it is supposed the poison is commu. measurements had been em:ployed singly; nicated inwardly. Whether this be true er and between which a comparison was first not, the most fatal consequences result. made last year, on the journey of the French South America.--Earthquakes.--Three astronomers to England, and by the con- dreadful earthquakes took place at Copiapo veyance of the zenith sector of Ramsden to on the 3d, 4th, and 1lth of April. The Dunkirk. But Professor Schumacher has whole city is said to have been destroyed also obtained another zenith sector, by by these awful visitations. More than three Troughton, an artist no ways interior to thousand persons were traversing the neighRamsden; and possesses also what is called bouring plains, flying from the desolation the universal measuring instrument, by which had been produced. It appears, Reichenbach. Thus richly furnished, and according to all the accounts, that the inseconded by most able assistants, this cele. habitants had time to save their lives, but brated astronomer and distinguished obe only their lives. server will probably solve all doubts. Africa.--Cure for Plague.-M. Graberg Next year (1820) the professor will go with writes from Tangiers, June 1, 1819, that, all bis instruments to Skagen, the most by drinking from four to eight ounces of northerly station, then repeat his observa. olive-oil, a great number of patients had tions at Lunenburg, with the instruments been saved from death by the plague. The not yet employed there ; and lastly, in remedy acts generally as a sudorific ; an autumn, measure the first basis in the abundant sweat breaks out all over the body, neighbourhood of Hamburg.--Lit. Gaz. and the virus seems to issue with it, and to
United States.- Petrifaction of Wood. lose its power. It sometimes proves vomi-We are under obligations (says Dr Sil. tive or purgative ; but the sweating is liman) to Mr Pelatiah Perit, of New York, most salutary. The consul states a refor a collection of speciinens of siliceous markable circumstance that happened at petrifactions of wood from Antigua. Their Tangiers. It is affirmed, that negroes who characters are indubitable ; the distinct take the plague never escape with life. But ligneous layers corresponding with the an. two negroes, he says, who, on the access nual growth, the medullary prolongations, of the disorder, took a strong dose of this the knots formed by branches, the cracks, oil, recovered from the effects of the contaand the bark, are all distinctly visiblc. gion. To render this remedy more efficaSome of the pieces are ponderous portions cious, some use it as frictions or bathings of large trees. As to the mineralizing mat- externally also ; and some drink a decocter, it is evidently siliceous, and the speci- tion of aider ; but the curative power is in mens are principally the ho!ztein of Wer- the sweating process brought on by the ner; crystals of quartz arc apparent in the oil. cavities; some parts are agatized, and veins Petrified City. The enterprising travelof chalcedony occasionally pervade the fis- ler, Mr Ritchie, who proceeded, some time sures. They are not impressible by steel, since, with an expedition from Tripoli, for and give fire with it. According to the in. the purpose of exploring the interior of Afformation of Mr Perit, they are scattered rica, writes as follows:-“ As one of my over the surface of the island of Antigua, friends desired me to give him, in writing, with a profusion hardly less than that an account of what I knew touching the
petrified city, situated seventeen days jour- javelins in their hands. In short, that he ney from Tripoli by caravan to the southe saw in this wonderful city many sorts of east, and two days journey south from animals, as camels, oxen, horses, asses, Ouguela, I told him what I had heard and sheep, and various birds, all of stone, from different persons, and particularly and of the colour above-mentioned.” from the mouth of one man of credit, who The Savage of Java.-It is stated in a had been on the spot ; that is to say, that letter from a traveller in Batavia, that a sait was a spacious city, of a round form, vage has been found in the woods of the having great and small streets therein, fur- island ; it is thought that he must have lost nished with shops, with a large castle mag. himself in the earlier part of his youth, and nificently built. That he had seen there he now seems to be about thirty years old. several sorts of trees, the most part olives He speaks no articulate language, but beland palms, all of stone, and of a blue, or lows like an animal, or rather barks, for his rather lead, colour. That he saw also fi- voice is like that of a dog. He runs on allgures of men, in postures of exercising fours, and as soon as he perceives any hutheir different employments ; some holding man being, he climbs up a tree like a monin their hands staffs, others bread ; every key, and springs from one branch to anoone doing something ; even women suck. ther. When he sees any bird or game, he ling their children: all of stone. That he catches at it, and very seldom misses his went into the castle by three different gates, prey. As yet he has not been able to acthough there were many more; that there custom himself to the usual mode of living were guards at these gates, with pikes and and food of the human species.
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