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one to tell me they would burp | moving. Just before she laid immediately : on which I returned down, the Bramins put some rice and found the woman had been in her lap, and also in the mouth moved from where she was sitting and on the long grey beard of her to the river, where the Bramins husband, they then sprinkled some were bathing her, On taking her water on the head,breast and feet out of the water, they put some of both, and tied them gently to. money in her hand, which she gether round the middle with a dipped in the river, and divided a. slender bit of rope : they then mong the Bramins : she had then ruised, as it were, a little wall of a yellow cloth rolled partially round wood lengthways on two sides of her. They put some read colour the pile, so as to raise it from the about the size of a sixpence on the level of the bodies : and then put centre of her forehead, and rubbed cross pieces, so as to prevent the something that appeared to me to biilets of wood from pressing on be clay. She was then led 10 the them ; they then poured on the pile,round which she walked three pile above where the woman lay, times as the sun goes : she then

a potful of something that appear. mounted it at the North-east cor ed to me to be oil ; after this they Rer, without any assistar.ce; and heapedon more wood, to the height sat herself down on the right side

of about four feet above where the of her husband, who had been pre- bodies were built in ; so that all I viously laid upon the pile. She now saw was a stack of fire-wood. then unscrewed the pins 'which | One of the Bramins, I observed, fastened the Jewels or silver rings stood at the end of the pile next on her arms: after she had taken the woman's head- was calling to them off, she shut them, and her through the interstices of the screwed in the pins again, and gave wood, and laughed several times one to each of two women who during the conversation. Lastly, were standing: she unscrewed they overspread the pile with wet the ear-rings and other toys with straw, and tied it on with ropes. A great composure and divided them Bramin then took a handful of straw, among the women who were with which he set on fire at the little her. There seemed to be some heap of burning cakes of cowdung; little squabble about the distribu- and standing to windward of the tion of her Jewels, which she set. | pile, he let the wind drive the tled with great precision and then Aame from the straw till it catched falling gently backwards, pulled a the pile. Fortunately, at this infold of the yellow cloth over her stant, the wind rase much higher face, turned her breast towards than it had beon any part of the her husbands side, and laid her day ; and in an instant the flames right arm over his breast ; and in pervaded the whole pile, and it this posture she remained without ll burnt with great fury. I listened

a few seconds, but could not dis with a convulsive fit, which, in a {inguish any shrieks, which might shorttime, became so violent, that perhaps be owing to my being then every momont, was expected to be to windware. In a very few min- its last. As a dernier expedient, ules, the pile became a beap of one of the servants, provided a ashes. During the whole time of pigeon, and, having plucked the this process, which lasted from feathers from its breast, applied first to last above two hours before that part of it to the pit of the we lost sight of the woman by her child's stomach, who was, appa. being built up in the middle of the rently dead. A: the expiration of pile, I kept my eyes almost con- ten minutes, the pigeon appeared stantly upon her; and I declare to mucha convulsed, and some sympGOD that I could not perceive, ei- tems of recovery were perceptible, ther in her coyotenance or limbs, in the child. From this happy ape, the least Irace of either boiror pearance, the remedy was continu, fear, or even hesitation ; her coun ed, for near three quarters of an. tenance was perfectly composed hour, when the infant completely, and placid ;, and she was not, I recovered, and the pigeon became am positive, either intoxicated or so violently convulsed, that it was stupified. From several circum with much difficulty, the servant slances I thought the Bramios ex. could hold it. In a few minutes ulted in this hellish sacrifice, and after, it diert, in the utmost agony, did not seem at all displeased that having effectually extracted that Europeans shoujd be witnesses of pain from the child, which proved

its owo destruction. The convul-.

s:os of the bird were so stronger VARIETY.

that its body was black, all over,

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In a trial that lalety took place ORIGINAL AND SELECTED

in London, the Attorney General charged Mr Erskine with travelling out of his way in conducting his client'a case.

Mr. Erskine in anFrom a lute London Paper.

swer said, his learned friend had THE following remarkable fact, talked of the irrelevancy of certain a due attention to wich,may be the questions which he had put; this means of preserving the life of reminded him of the celebrated mariy a humane being, cannot be Dr. Whitefield, who had been ac. too gencrly known. On Wednesday cused, by his audience, of rambling last, the only child of stephen Friar in his discourse; to which he repliGilham, Esq. of Sharfield, Buint. 1, ed, ' If you wilkramble to the devila wood, about a month old, wasseized I must ranble after you!".

A fillow being brought to the ed the officer-be made up to bar some time ago, to answer for the spot with all speed, and after a misdenieanor, to d his prosecutor, : be arrived thert, the tall man, who that he could convict him of buing had been hanged,sell to the ground, boub a thinfand a murderer! -Upon, the handkerchief with which he being requiıç: to prove liis asser had been suspended having given lion- Why, (said t.e) you ugly way. Croker produced his staff; villain, you killed a monkey and said he was an officer,and demand. you stole his countinasco.'

ed to kno'y of the other man, the cause of sueh conduct in the mean time the man who had been hang:

en recovered, gol up, and on C. COLONEL DAVIESS.

interfering, gave him a violent THIS gentleman, who fell io blow on his nose, which nearly the late contest with the Indians,

knocked him backwards-The was the right worshipful grand short man was endeavouring to master of the grand lodge of Ken.

make off, however the officer pro. tucky. As a tribute of respect, the cured assistance. and both were grand lodge of that state has gone brough to the office, when the acinto mourning. He is said to have

coount they gave was, they work. been an amiable man,correct in his ed no canals. They had been ioze

ther on Wednesday afternoon, tuss. deportment, a zealous craftsman, ed up for money and afterwards an eminent lawyer, a brave man,

for their clothes ; the tall man who and a great orator.

was hanged won the others jacket, trowsers, and shoes; they

then tossed up which should hang SPIRIT OF GIMIMG.

the other, and the short one wo From a London Paper of April 17.

the loss. They got upon the vall

the one to subinit and the other 10 On Wednesday an extraordina. hang bim on the lamp iron. They ry investigation took place at Bow both agreed in their statement. street. Croker; the officer, was The tall one, who had been hang. passing the Hempsted road-heed, said, if he had won the inss, observed at a distance before him, he wauld have hanged the other. two men on a wall, and immediate. He said, he then felt the effe gis ly after saw the tallest of them, a of bis neck at thự time he was stout inan, about six feet high, hanging, and his eyes were so, hanging by his neck from a la much swelled that he saw double. post, attached to the wall, being The Magistrates expressed their that instant tied up and turned off horror and disgust, and orderd the by the short man. This unexpecte man who had been hanged, to find ed & extraordinary sight astonisb-bail for the violent and unjusufid.

ble assault upon the officer, and heart, my lad, which I have seen the short one for hanging the co so bright an instance of, makes me ther. Not having bail, they were sorry that I cannot reward the, as committed to Bridewell for trial. thou dost deserve ; however I must

beg your acceptance of this trifle

as a small tes:imony of how much THE SAILOR.

I admire thy generous nature.-

Bless your noble honor, said the A few evenings ago -I remem- sailor, and thank you, but we must berit was a rainy one-18 I was divide the prize money fairly ; 50 walking along one of the back stepping back to the blind man,and streets of the city, I was much! gave him half of it, and clapping struck with the melancholy figure him upon

the shoulder attie same of a blind man; who was singing time he added withal, here are a song of love. Misery could not two shillings for thee, my blind have found among the number of Cupid, for which you are not odistressed mortals, a form more bliged to me, but to a gentleman suited to her nature.

who stands witbin a few yards of While I was con!emplating the you; so get into harbor and make wretchedness of the object, and thyself warm, and keep thy hum, comparing it with the strain which drum for fairer weather. Then giv. Recessity compelled him to chaun ing his hat a quick wave over his a sailor, who came whistling along head, he thanked me again, and the street, with a stick under his

went nimbly down the street. arm, stopped and purchased a ballad of him.

ANECDOTE.

During the restraint of green, God preserve you cried the

Elizabeth by her sister queen Mablind man, for I have not tasted bread this day--When the sailor

ry, in custody of sir Henry Benelooking around him, on a sudden fcild, so that none were admitted

access to lier, a goat was espied sprang up four steps into a baker's shop near which he stood, and re

by a merry fellow, one of her turning immediately,thrus: a small

warders, to be walking alone with

her whereupon taking the goat on loaf into the poor man's hand, and

his shoulders, he in all baste hurriwent off whistling as he came.

ed him to sir Harry. I pray, said I was so affacted at this noble

he, examine this fellow, whom I. act of generosity, that I called the found walking with her grace; but honest seaman back to me, and what talk they had I know not, taking the little silver I had about not understanding his language; he me, which I think was but four

seems to me a stranger, and I be shillings-Thy nobleness of soul lieve a Welchman by his fricze said I, and the goodness of thy coat.

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LADY'S MISCELLANY enumerate the awful visitation of an

eruption of the Souffrier Mouniain; NEW-YORK, June 13, 1812.

which, in its symptoms and effects, sor. “ Be it our task, passes the most ferrific picture we can To note the passing tidings of the times. possibly draw of it. The following, as 200NOJOWO

far as we have yet ascertained, are the Shocking inhumanity-On Sunday

particulars: morning last the body of a new-born fe.

On Monday last, a Inud explosion male infant was found near the New

of the volcanic mountain took place, fol. Ferrv, in Brooklyn. It was enclosed in lowed by an imeace column of thick sula rough made coffin, or box,of pieces of | phurus smoke, which suddenly hurst boards grooved for carpenter's purpose. over the vieinity of the cater, and in ses, and probably taken from some new the course of a minute discharged vast building. It had on a cap, worked in the quantities of volcanic matter. The whole back part, and a small plain border; || surface became covered with ashes, also, linen, bandages,&c. The Coroner's which presented an alarming appearance; Inquest : djourned without a verdict, and and the noise which proceeded from the are shortly to meet again. In the interim bowels of the mountain, throw the whole they are diligent in ascertaining the per neighbourhood into the utmost consternpetrators of this unsalural and shocking | tion. But this is not alls--the amazing barbarity. Any information on this sub scene remain yet to be told! – The erup. jegt may be communicated to Hendricktion, continuing with increased violence, L Suydam, Foreman, or

presented on Thursday night, and JOHN SHARPE, Coroner.

yesterday morning, one of the most

awful sights human imagination can The Editors of the Mercantile Adverti.

form an idea of. The mountain burst ser are indebled to the politeness of

forth in a most tremendious Llase, a commercial friend for the loan af the throwiug up huge spouts of fire and Barbadoes Gazette Extraordinary, of burning stones, accompined with the the 6h of May, 1812, which contains

most frightful thundering noise, at the the following melancholy account of

same time sending down its sides torrent the late Volcano Eruption in the is.

of borning maiter, and scattering in the land of St, Vincents. .

air large pieces of rock, which in their descent made a

dieadful ravage Mercury Ofice, Bridge Town, Barba.?

among the cattle, &c. Some idea may does, May 6,1812.6*o'clock, P.M.))

may be formed of this awful confla. • la order to relieve the public anxiety,

gration, when stated, that showers of and remove all doubts as to the nature

volcanic particles continued pouring and orrigin of the Phenominon. we pub• for several hours all over the Island, lish the flowing melancholy account

accompaned at intervals with violent of a Volcanic Eruption of Mount Souf.

shocks of earthquake; and at times, from friere in the Island of St Vincente, which

the dreadful aperture of the mountain, happened on the morning of Friday lnst.

were shot off rocks of enormous size, The inteligence was received here this

which, in their fatal full, have done the Afternoon

most calamitous injury;-arid such bus Amongst the evils, oatural and experi been the destructive impetuosity of the mental, which this Island did alredy liquid Gre, that its panelul effects arc of post wecfully experience, A Las noir io libero serious nature. The brilliancy

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