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acres.

HAMBURGH.

EUROPE

have just discovered another gold mine. It

is near Brunnow in Moravia, on an estate RUSSIA.

belonging to Count D’Illeshazy. Report Petersburgh, August 15.-Our Gazette tates it to be the richest mine that has contains an article dated Voronetz, July 9, hitherto been discovered. which says, that in the environs of the city The Ex-King of Rome is, it is now said, of Bobro an immense quantity of worms was destined, when he becomes of age, to enter discovered upon a sandy soil. These worms into holy orders, and to be appointed Archgnawed and destroyed all the vegetation up- bishop Primate of Ratisbon, and Arch. on the surface to an extent of nearly 200 Chancellor of the German empire. The re

Their number increased like locusts. version of his principality of Parma, it will Every means was attempted to destroy them, be recollected, was lately settled upon the but without success ; at length a solemn Ex-Queen of Etruria. procession was made, and holy water sprin. Frankfort (on the Oder), September 1.kled. The next day a cloud of ravens and There have been successively published in other birds arrived, who eat all the worms Prussian Holland, ordinances of the greatest up in three days.

importance, relative to the commerce and August 16.—The Emperor is to quit this agriculture of that kingdom. These ordi. capital on the 1st September. His absence nances tend, in particular, to afford a full will be from fifteen to sixteen months. His and entire liberty for industry to develope Majesty will first proceed to Witepsk, in- itself. It is said also, that when the Eme spect the troops forming part of the corps peror Alexander shall arrive at Warsaw to d'armée of General Barclay de Tolly, and remain there several months, he intends to arrive at Moscow in November. Here he examine minutely every thing which may will remain till June, when he will proceed contribute to the amelioration of the Poles. to visit the southern provinces of his empire. The number of colonists has considerably He will go to Astracan, to the Crimea, and augmented of late. Agriculture is becominspect the troops of General Benningsen ; ing more and more flourishing. then pass into Germany, to assist at the assembly fixed in 1815 hy the Allied Sovereigns, and which will be held at Frankfort Gallant Exploit.Hamburgh, August on the Mayne, or at Aix-la-Chapelle. Af. 14.-A letter from the brave Captain Schauter this he will visit Warsaw, and from mann, of the Russian ship Industry, dated thence return to Petersburgh.

Lisbon, on the 17th ult. contains the follow. August 29.-Since the greatest part of ing interesting details of the capture and rePoland has formed a distinct kingdom un- capture of his vessel :-“ The Algerine pider the rule of the Emperor, we cannot rate brig of 22 guns had hoisted the English overlook the favourable changes which have flag: he summoned the captain, in good been operated in that state. There have English, on the 3d of July, at noon, near been established not only schools for sci- Cape Finisterre, to come on board. The ences, but also a great number of elemen. latter, not thinking it could be an Algerine tary ones and seminaries, which are already cruiser, proceeded in his boat towards her ; on a very good footing. The method of and it was only when he came very near Pestalozzi is followed in some parts of Po- that he saw the crew lying flat on the deck ; land, but that of Lancaster seems better all which he thought very strange. Having suited to the country; and the Emperor has got on board, he exhibited his papers; but already sent for, in order to establish him he was told they were of no use, unless he at Warsaw, one of the young Russians who

had a Turkish passport.

His vessel and have been studying this method in England cargo were declared a fair prize ; and eleven at the expense of the government.

men, armed with muskets, pistols, and sabres, took possession of the ship, while

five of her crew, including the pilot, two Vienna, August 28.--Several days ago Russians, and the adopted son of the capnews was received here, that as the reigning tain, were carried on board the pirate ves. Prince of Stahremberg, who has been for sel. These persons are now in slavery. As some time at Efferding, his principal estate, soon as the pira had taken the vessel and situate below Lintz on the Danube, was shut up the captain and remainder of the standing in a balcony of his castle, which crew in the fore-hold, the hatch of which was under repair, and not completely finish- was guarded by one of them with a naked ed, it gave way ; besides many bruises, his sabre, they steered for Algiers, and passed legs were broken in several places.

Oporto on the 4th of July. In the mean It is said that a captain and an inkeeper time, Captain Schaumann engaged his peo

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ple to undertake, at the hazard of their lives, The official notice respecting the arrest the recovery of their vessel. They accord- of Colonel Massenbach, stating that he had ingly forced their way up the hatchway on proposed to the Prussian Government to the 5th, and attacked the Turkish crew with purchase MSS. for a large sum, threatening the greatest intrepidity. After a battle, to publish them in case of refusal, gives the which lasted an hour, they succeeded in kill. editor of our Gazette occasion to say, “ that ing the whole eleven, and threw the bodies he has learned from authority, that Colonel into the sea. In this unequal contest, Cap- Massenbach had entered into negotiations tain Schaumann was severely wounded on with a London bookseller for the sale of the the head, in the back, and in the hand. manuscript in question, and that after the His five sailors came off tolerably well.

bookseller had offered him a considerable Scarcely had they congratulated each other sum, he demanded the same sum of the on their victory, when another corsair hove Prussian Government." Whether Colonel in sight, but happily they escaped this new Von Massenbach suffers innocently time danger, and entered the harbour of Lisbon will show. But he is unable to defend himin safety on the 7th.”

self against the single accusation, that he of. September 12.–Oluf Ocken, command- fered to sell the suppression of certain MSS. ; ing the Hamburgh ship Leonora, who has nothing can ever clear his name from this made 40 voyages to Greenland, states, that stain, and the list of upright, disinterested he was this year on the coast of that coun- friends of their country, in whom our times try, at midnight, on tire 4th of June, in lati- were so rich, is poorer by one—“ Vir intetude 79, and saw the estimated longitude of ger vita scelerisque purus.”—Frankfort Ga55' W. from Greenwich. He observed zette, Sept. 13. the land farther to the N. and stretching from S. to N.E., there were two high moun

SWITZERLAND. tains on it. The coast was nearly clear of Melting of the Snow on the Alps. Those ice, but a fog arising prevented his explor- who sleep beneath the olive and the vine on ing it.

the slope of Vesuvius or Ætna, for a while may forget the furnaces that are boiling be

low; the calm of their delicious climate Breslaw, August 26.-A part of the in- leads them to forget the past, and to think habitants here belonging to the first class of little of the future ; but the period is fast the landwehr, who were now to be enrolled coming round when their lovely dwellings in it, refused, from a mistaken view of the are covered with the “ blackness of darksubject, to take the oath prescribed in the ness, and nothing is left them but despair." time appointed, and thus caused a delay in The interesting valleys that diverge from administering the oath to those who were the Alps, after half a century has passed willing to take it, which induced some of away, have been visited by misery in another the ill-disposed to prevail on some of the shape. Although they daily see, as it were, willing to refuse the oath : a second time destruction asleep upon their mountains, being appointed, the oath was taken by a and they know not how soon he may be small number, but refused by the greater aroused, yet neither their traditions, nor part in consequence of these instigations ; the marks of former devastations, warn some who took the oath were even ill-treat- them to remove their dwellings from his ed by a number of those who refused the fatal path ; and the lapse of a few harmless maintenance of the law of civil order; and seasons seems to render the glaciers as abidthe safety of the well-disposed made it ne- ing as the granite on which they repose. cessary to remove those who had shown The Tyrol and Switzerland have experiencthese evil dispositions, to prevent further ed, from a sudden increase of temperature, mischievous effects. This circumstance was a calamity more dreadful than an eruption embraced by some hundred wretches on the of fire. A warm south wind had continued morning of the 23d, to commit riotous ex. to blow for three days (before the 27th ult.); cesses; though the tumult was soon quelled the dismayed inhabitants witnessed the by the energetic measures of the military snows on their mountains vanishing ; every and civil authorities, the rioters, however, succeeding morning they saw new signs of had time to commit excesses on several pub- the coming desolation--spots of black in the lic edifices. Several of them have been ar- hitherto perpetual white ;-strange rocks rested and delivered to the Supreme Coun. began to show their portentous visages, and cil of Justice of the province, to be tried and throw their unknown shadows across the punished. All the honest inhabitants have surrounding snow;-mand new torrents, pourexpressed their sense of the affair ; the bur- ing down the green hollows of the moungesses have pronounced, by the organ of tains, startled the beholders, who thought, their magistrates, and the city deputies as from their whiteness, the snow itself was. their representatives, their honourable senti- descending, ments, by declaring, “ that they will im- In the Tyrol, the Inn and the Lyll sudmediately expel from among them (repaying denly rose higher than in 1769, sweeping the sum paid for the freedom of the city) away bridges, trees, and houses, in their all such as shall persist in refusing to obey the law respecting the landwehr.”

It is asserted, in accounts from Lausanne,

course.

that the country is destroyed between Ra- tion was made, which produced 100 louis, gatz and the Lake of Constance. In one but this was not found sufficient to provide night, between the 27th and 28th, the for conveying them to their destination, and Rhine rose above all embankments, tore their prospects are most lamentable. them down, and, spreading itself over the plains, ruined the finest harvest that had

FRANCE. been promised for years. Haag and Salez The most important intelligence from in Werdenberg, Drepoltzen, Schuiter, and Paris, during the last month, relates to a Wianau in the Rhinthal, are under water. great change in what we may call the MinThe valleys, all the way to Bernang, present istry of France; and, without doubt, the to the view an immense lake, and

boats are King has now found himself under the neplying over places where water was never cessity of committing his government to the seen before.

care of those, whatever may be their real These beautiful countries, inhabited by a principles, who have hitherto shewn more bighly interesting people, have suffered, anxiety for a free constitution than for the within these twenty years, every dreadful legitimate claims of his family. national calamity in succession. Involved The general Election of Deputies followin the vortex of the French Revolution,- ed; and we have seen France present hertorn by intestine broils, their usual watch- self before us (for we can hardly include the fulness,—their wonted energy was destroyed, rest of Europe among the spectators, they -and when the French themselves entered not being connoisseurs) under the interest the passes of the mountains, they found no and excitement of a popular election. She resistance. They rapidly desolated the rather, perhaps, bears her new faculties country, and glutted themselves with blood awkwardly, like a child during the first and brutal licentiousness; a long reign of walking month ; but, nevertheless, the spectyranny has since been the hard fate of tacle is extremely gratifying, when we reSwitzerland, who felt it no doubt as the lion collect the striking contract it makes with did the kick of the ass.

the carelessness and apathy of the country As freedom returned to them, the laws of when led by the iron hand of Napoleon. nature seemed unhinged, and one season Paris, August 30.- The Count de Ruptheir harvest was blasted by unwonted cold, pin set off this morning at three o'clock. the next, a supernatural heat has melted Numerous English continue to arrive in their everlasting snows; and when they France. They write from Boulogne, that looked with hope to returning plenty, the the number of English families established resistless deluge has swept it from before in that city and its environs, to pass the their eyes. Thousands of them have fled summer season, amounts to about 1500. to foreign countries, and the following two Marshal Davoust, Prince of Eckmuhl, pitiful instances tend to show the additional Minister of War under Bonaparte, has re. misery they are every where meeting with. turned to active service within these few days,

Boston, July 4, 1817.-The rage of emi. and to the favour of the King. He is one gration from Europe to this country pre- of the subscribers of the famous address to vails to such a degree, that every ship which the Chamber of Representatives, published arrives is crowded with emigrants, who, on after the battle of Waterloo, in which we their arrival, are half starved. Among find the following passages :" The Bourthose last arrived, the most are Swiss, Wir- bons are rejected by the majority of the tembergers, and Palatines. Last week French nation ; they offer no guarantee to there arrived here four ships from Holland, the nation.” He afterwards, however, diswith 3250 Swiss on board from the Can- avowed the signature to this address. The tons of Basle and Zurich, who were in the wife of the Prince of Eckmuhl is the sister most wretched condition.

of the famous General Leclerc, and daughLausanne, Sept. 16.-One hundred and ter of a good haberdasher of Pontoise. six of our fellow countrymen are now in the Between the 19th and 27th ult. there Tagus, off Lisbon, dreadfully destitute. entered Calais from Dover 23 packet boats, These unfortunate individuals embarked in with 692 "assengers; and there quitted Holland for the United States of America, Calais for over 28 packet boats, with 444 having paid a part of their passage. They passengers. did not discover, till it was too late, that Thursday, the 11th, th e aeronaut Margat the small brig in which they were crowded is to effect a nocturnal descent in an illumiwas short of provisions and water. The nated parachute, garnished with fire-works, Captain put into Plymouth harbour, under the explosion of which is to take place dur. the pretext of obtaining an additional sup- ing the descent. ply, and demanded a farther advance of The Journal de la Côte d'Or of the 17th money from the passengers ; he spent this instant, relates several dreadful accidents sum, again put to sea, and they arrived at caused by the wolves who infest the woods Lisbon without any means of continuing their of that department. Three young girls voyage. In this situation, these unfortu. have been devoured by these animals; one nate emigrants, punished too late for their in the forest of Chardenois, and the other want of foresight, solicited the charity of two in the woods adjoining Mircaeau and some Swiss residents at Lisbon. A colleco Pontailler-sur. Şaone. At Bouze, near Be

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