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- The 13th article referred to is that which SPAIN.--About the beginning of Au. stipulates that the august founders of the gust the yellow fever broke out in the Isle Germanic Union shall re-establish or create of Leon, and from the 1st to the 20th of representative assemblies from the different that month 105 persons died of the conta- states of Gerinany. gion, 392 recovered, and 723 were attack An article dated Lenisburgh, in the Gered. From that date to the 14th Septem. man papers, states, that the plan of a conber the mortality was 345, recovered 663, stitution for the kingdom of Wurtemburg, and the number of sick amounted to 1313. as digested by the royal commissioners and On the first four days of September 192 those of the States, has been adopted by fell victims; on the 4th alone 57 died. the Assembly, with some trivial modifica This alarming increase is attributed to the tions. wretched condition of the indigent poor, The persecution of the Jews still goes on whose famishing numbers favour the pro- in Germany. Disgraceful scenes of outgress of the petilential malady. Private rage and violence against this unfortunate advices from Cadiz to the 8th instant, on race have broken out at Pforzheim and the subject of the fever, are somewhat de. Buhl, between Rastadt and Offenburg. sponding. It is admitted that it is spread. Troops were obliged to be sent to Buhl be. ing with some rapidity in the neighboure' fore order could be restored. Similar hood of Cadiz. in Gibraltar the strongest scenes of violence have taken place at apprehensions were entertained, and all in- Grombach, near Bruchsal. In order to tercourse with Spain had been completely secure the Jews from fresh ill treatment, interdicted. The departure of the expe- and serious insults, the government of the dition for South America has become, un- Grand Duchy of the Rhine has determined der present circumstances, impossible. that in future the Communes shall be reThe Duke de San Fernando has been made sponsible for all injury done to these peoPrime Minister by the King of Spain. ple, except when the Communes them
GERMANY, &c. Various documents selves are capable of producing the authors have been published in the French papers of, and accomplices in, these outrages, in relative to the late ministerial conferences order that they may be caused to indemniat Carlsbad ; among which is one entitled fy the Jews, for any damage they may have * Proposition of the Minister of his Impe. sustained. rial, Royal, and Apostolical Majesty, Pre- In Copenhagen also the Jews have been sident of the Germanic Diet.” This do- subjected to the same cruel and ignomieument begins with setting forth, that the nious treatment. Upon a second riot of turbulent spirit that is abroad in Germany this sort, the military were ordered to fire --the publication of seditious writings- upon the rioters, by which several of them the crimes and attempts at assassination, were killed and wounded. An article from daily committed, las induced his Imperial that city, dated August 25, states." The Majesty to call the attention of the Diet to last riot which broke out in this capital athe following points :
gainst the Jews, was far more violent in 1. The incertitude which exists relative its character than any which has taken to the sense of the 13th article of the Fede place in the various towns of Germany. ral Act, and the false interpretations which one of that sect was dragged from his carhave resulted from such incertitude. riage, in open day, and stoned ; it is said
2. The want of an exact definition of the that death has ensued. The most severe rights and powers of the Federative Diet, measures are enforced against the perpetraand the necessary means to enforce their tors of these excesses ; already the secreta. authority.
ry of an advocate, who, at the head of a 3. The vices of public education in the gang, broke into a Jewish house and deschools and universities.
molished the furniture, has been tried, and 4. The abrises of the press, and espe sentenced to rasp dye-wood, which is the cially the excesses which have been advo last punishment, except death, and is even cated in the journals, periodical writings, more horrible.” and ephemeral pamphlets.
A treaty, for the final arrangement of the A fifth head proposes the establishment differences between Sweden and Denmark, of a Central Commission, to be exclusively was signed at Stockholin on the 1st Sepcharged with the investigations above men- tember, by the Danish Minister M. VON tioned,
Krabbe, and the Norwegian Secretary of State M. Von Holst. The chief stipula- shutting up themselves in their houses, tion is, that Sweden is to pay three mil. which is the only precaution they use to lions of dollars (Hamburgh banco) in ten prevent taking the infection, it being conannual payments, and also to pay four pet trary to their religion to adopt other meacent. per annum interest, but the interest sures. to be paid quarterly ; and the bonds for the principal and interest are to be depo.
AMERICA. sited in the hands of Lord Strangford, as UNITED STATES.- The American pe. Minister of the mediating Power. The ra- pers contain distressing accounts of the ef. tifications of this treaty have been since for- fects of a malignant fever which rages froin mally exchanged.
north to south, from Boston to Charleston.
In Philadelphia all intercourse with Bal. ASIA.
timore was rigorously interdicted. At East INDIES.-- The East India papers Charleston, on the 23d August, the Board recently received contain the details of the of Health had reported four new cases of establishment of a British port at Sinca- the yellow fever there on the preceding pore, the ancient maritime capital of the evening, and one in the morning, and at Malays, in the Straits of Malacca, by Sir twelve o'clock of the same day four new Thomas Stamford Raffles; and also an ac- cases were reported. count of the state of the government of VENEZUELA._Authentic information Acheen, with which that officer hoped to has been received of the capture of Barceform arrangements of a permanent nature, lona by the patriots, on the 8th of July for the security of the British commerce, last, and that on the 25th they had laid and the mutual advantage of the subjects siege to Cumana ; and reports from variof both states. It was on the 31st Janua. ous quarters concur in stating, that that ry the British flag was hoisted on the island city had also fallen into their hands. The of Sincapore, from which Sir Thomas took city of Barcelona is situated on the river his departure for Penang on the 14th of Neveri, about half a league's distance from February, having left Major Farquhar at the Caribbean sea. Ti is an importanë Sincapore as resident. Sir Thomas Raffles place, and contains 16,000 inhabitants. has taken this step, under the direction Cumana is about a mile from the same of the Marquis of Hastings, in consequence sea, and has a population of 20,000. of the conduct of the Dutch, who have - Accounts from Jamaica state, that Bolibeen endeavouring to expel British com. var has also taken Santa Fe, the capital of merce entirely from that quarter. The the new kingdom of Granada. Calcutta Journal states, that the treaty Letters from St Thomas's, of the 26th for the occupation of Sincapore was formand 27th of May, state that a bloody ened with the Sultan of Johore, and the gagement had taken place at Achaguas, in Tomongong of Sincapore. The post seems which General Morillo had been defeated, admirably chosen with regard to geographic and forced to fall back with the remnant cal position, which will in a short period of his army. give it very great commercial and political CHILI.-The Buenos Ayres papers conimportance. It possesses the complete tain an account of three dreadful earthcommand of the Straits of Malacca and of quakes, which took place in Copiapo on Rhio, and is happily situated for the refit the 3d, 4th, and tlth of April. The ment, or, if necessary, the protection of whole city is said to be destroyed by these the British China and country trade, the awful visitations. More than three thou. track of which is along the front of this sand persons were traversing the neighboursettlement, at the distance of only five ing plains, flying from the desolation which miles. The bay is well known to naviga- had heen produced. It appears, according tors, and a survey of it has lately been to all accounts, that the inhabitants had made by Captain Ross, from which it ap- time to save their lives, but only their pears it is easy of approach by day or night, lives. Copiapo is a sea port of Chili, and free from all hidden danger, capacious, stands on the south side of a river of the affording excellent anchorage, and well same name, about 490 miles N. by E. of protected in all weathers. Good water is Valparaiso. The houses of Chili are gener. abundant and easily procured, as well as ally built only one story high, chiefly with plentiful and cheap supplies of fish and a view to the consequences of earthquakes, turtle.
to which that fine country is subject ; so
that the effects of this calamity are not so AFRICA.
severely felt in this part of South America Letters have been received from Moga- as they would be in other countries. dore, in the Empire of Morocco, dated the ST DOMINGO.--The Hayti Gazette of end of July, which state that the plague the 25th May gives a detailed account of had at length reached to within one day's the visit of Sir Hoine Popham to Chris. post of that town, and that the merchants tophe, from which it appears that no moand other inhabitants were in consequence narch could have been received with great
er state and ceremony than the arrival of of the cultivated lands was proposed to be the British Admiral called forth. The in- made among the soldiers of Christophe's tended visit was announced on the 4th of army. A Committee, consisting of the May, by Captain Cox, of the Shearwater, principal members of the State Council, deputed for that purpose, and on the 16th had been appointed by the King to con Sir Home Popham landed at Cape Henry. sider the measure, and to superintend the He remained there six days. À division appropriations.
10. Deacon Alexander Gillespie. Sept. 3. The Professorship of Natural 11. Deacon Andrew Wilson. Philosophy, lately vacant in the University 12. Deacon Alexander Lawrie. of Edinburgh, by the death of Professor 13. Deacon J. Paterson. Playfair, has been keenly canvassed. Mr 14. Deacon J. Yule. Professor Leslie, and the Rev. Thomas 15. Deacon David Tough. Chalmers D. D. who was proposed in a 16. Deacon Arthur Knox. letter addressed to the Right Honourable 17. Deacon J. S. Simpsen. the Lord Provost, by the Rev. Andrew 18. Deacon William Ross. Thomson, D. D. were the candidates for this important chair. Dr Chalmers, short
For Dr Haldane. ly afterwards, however, declined the con 1. Kincaid Mackenzie, Lord Provost." test, * and Professor Leslie was according 2. Bailie Thomas Brown. ly elected.
3. Treasurer John Manderson. 9 The vacancy in the Mathematical Pro 4. Old Bailie Alexander Anderson. * fessorship, occasioned by Mr Leslie's ap 5. Convener James Denbolm. pointment to the Chair of Natural Philoso 6. Old Treasurer Robert Hall. phy, was still more warmly contested, and 7. Merchant Councillor Robert Mitchell. Testimonials of the merits and abilities of 8. Trades Councillor John Laing. 1 Mr Wallace, Mr Babbage, and the Rev. 9. Deacon John Aird, Dr Haldane, Professor of Mathematics in 10. Merchant Councillor John Charles. the University of St Andrews, were print
Not Present ed and circulated.
Bailie Robert Smith. On the 8th September, the Town Coun
Old Provost Neil Ryrie. cil met in order to proceed to the election. Old Bailie Robert Anderson. The candidates were, Mr Wallace, and Deacon Thomas Kennedy.. the Rev. Dr Haldane. The Lord Provost Deacon John Drummond was present, proposed Dr Haldane, and Mr Dean of but did not vote. Guild Henderson proposed Mr Wallace, Eighteen members of the council having The state of the yotes was as follows.
voted for Mr Wallace, and ten for Dr
Haldane, the former was declared to be Por Mr Wallace.
duly elected Professor of Mathematics. 1. Bailie William Patison.
The other two candidates, Charles Babbage 2. Bailie Alexander Smellie.
Esq. of Cambridge, and Mr Thomas White, 3. Dean of Guild Alexander Henderson, Teacher of Mathematics iņ Dumfries, were 4. Old Bailie Archibald Mackinlay. not proposed by any member of the Town 5. Old Bailie John Anderson. 6. Old Dean of Guild William Dunlop. 4. This afternoon a fatal accident oc7. Trades Councillur James Thomson. curred in the Canongate, Edinburgh. By 8. Merchant Councillor William Child. the violence of a gale which blew from the 9. Deacon Alexander Ritchie.
south-west, a chimney shaft, on a wooden building at the head of Mid Common
Close, was thrown down, and, falling from . On this subject we may refer our a considerable height upon a two-story readers to the first number of a periodical house behind, and a small hut adjoining, publication, which has since appeared, en- the violence of the shock brought down the titled " The Christian and Civic Economy roofs and floor and part of the walls, and of Large Towns, by Thomas Chalmers D.D. buried the inmates in the ruins. By this Minister of St John's Church Glasgow. dreadful accident two women were killed,
-No. 1. remarks applicable to the outset and two others considerably bruised. For of Dr Chalmers's connection with the parish tunately there were no other persons in the of St John. Glasgow, 1819.
premises. VOL. V.