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ARTIFICIAL TEETH. Mb. Howard's Patent.—T...
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TIIE NEW MEANS OF RENDERING SUR-|CAL OPE...
INUNDATION IN ROME. A letter from Rome o...
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HOLLOWAY'S PILLS . The testimony ofa Cl _> . T _* ryman vouching to _Karca Casts of Cores by these wonderful Pills . _Cxfi-. _T-:. if * Letter from the R _^ v . George Prior , Curate Of Mtcjl- _LetterKvxy . drrigarl , Ireland , 10 th Jan . 184 G .
OX THE _r- OXOEALED CACSE OF CONSTITUTIONAL OH _ACiiOlUEI ) DEBILITIES UF THE _GENERAriVB SYSTEM .
_t-, i _. _i . it _;' . _( . -, _* . * * mi _<* _-f " * ¦¦ "" 9 h _» ple . _*"' ' _' " _>*' 1 than perhaps half the world i - aware of ; for , it m ao _remembered , where the fouatain is polluted , the _s trust that flow fron it cannot be pure . PERRY ' S PURIFYING SPECIFIC PILLS , Price 2 s . 9 d ., 4 s . 6 d „ and lis . per box , With explicit directions , rendered perfectly _intelhgTUe to every capacity , are well knowu throughout Europe t « . be the most certain and effectual remedy ever discovered for . _ov-orrhasa , both in it ? mild . ind aggravated forms , by immediately aUay injj _innamsiation and arresting further _progress . Gleets , strictures , irritation of th . _t bladder , pains ofthe loins and kMaey * , gravel , aud other disorders of tiie urinary passages , iu either sex , are permanently cured in a shir * _spticeof time , without confinement or the least _exposure .
ABERNETHY'S PILE OINTMENT . WH AT a painful and noxious Disease is the PILES , and comparatively how few of the aflii' _-ted have boen permanently cured by ordinary appeals t- medical skill . This , no doubt , arises from the U 3 of powerful aperients too frequently administered by the profession ; indeed , _stron-, ' internal medicine should always be avoided in all cases of this complaint . The Proprietor oi the above Ointment , _sfter years of acute _suff . ring-, placed _hi- 'iself under the treatment of that eminent surgeon , Mr Abernetiiy , —na * hy _iiiin restored to perfect health , ami has enjsyed it ever since without the slightest return of the disorder , over a period of fifteen years , durin-- whi . ih time the same Abernethian prescription has been the
BLAIR'S GOUT AMD RHEUMATIC PILLS . A severe _casu of Rheumatism , communicated by Mr . Allen , Proprietor ofthe Nottingham Mercury , _Mercury Ofiice , Nottingham , . March 17 , 1845 . Sia , —I have the pleasure of _forw-irding y _» u tha _particulars of a case in which BLAIR'S GOUT aud UUEUMATIC PILLS have proved eminently successful . A young _ir-imau . named Mary Wain , _accompanied by her parents , Who reside at Watuall , near this town , culled up' _-u me on _Satarday last , being desirous of making her ease known for the benefit of the publie . It appears that Mary Wain had for some years past been a _gre-. t sufferer from _Rheumatism , but that in October Inst _shn was moie than ordinarily afil ' cted , so
ner , Doncaster ; Judson , _llarristn , Linney , Ripon ; Foggitt , Coates , Thompson , Thirsk ; Wiley , Easingwold ; England , Fell , Spivey , Huddersfield ; Ward , 'Richmond ; Sweeting , Knaresborough ; Tease , Oliver , Darlington : Dixon , Metcalfe , Langdale , NorthallertoB ; Rhodes , Snaith ; Goldthorpe , _Tadcaster-, Rogerson , Cooper , Newby , Kay , Bradford ; Brice , Priestley , Ponfefract ; Cordwell , Gill , Lawton , Dawson , Smith , Wakefield ; Berry , Denton ; Suter , Leyland , Hartley , P « rker , Dunn , Halifax ; Booth , Rochdale ; Lambert , _Boroughbridge ; Dalby Wetherby ; Waite , Harrogate : Wall , Barnsley ; and all respectable mediuine venders throughout the kingdom . Price Is- _W- a"d 2 s . 9 d . per box .
FOR STOPPING DECAYED TEETH , Price 2 s . Cd . m- _Sf ' _5 " \ *'' t . i - '> - ' _^ _£% _&*• ¦ Patronized by Her _Msijesty . the Queen , Her _Miijesty , the Queen Dowager , His Royal Highness Prince Albert , Her Royal _Highness the Duchess of Kent , His Grace the Arehhishop of Canterbury , And nearly all ( he Nobility , thc Bifhops and the Clergy
Tiseatment Of Jkws In Hanover.-— An Net Of Bar
Tiseatment of Jkws in _Hanover .- — An net of bar
Barity Has Recently Been Perpetrated In ...
barity has recently been perpetrated in Germany _against a Jew which , to a certain extent , _isunparalielled in modern history . We call it unparalleled , because it did not proceed from a frantic mob . but f- <) m a deliberate Government—because it did _ni-t originate in a heated populaue _, but was executed under tho c > ver of the law . Vt _' c abridge the melancholy particulars from Der Jude . Shulm Moses , a Jew of about 50 yva : sof age , was a native of Germany ; Im 1 * his father havinc died in his infancy , and he _iiimelf'h-tvinff with his mother ( who married a second time ) led a wandering life for many years , he could never ascertain his birthplace . lie subsequently settled in the _kingdom of Hanover ,
married _, and became the father of three children . Ilavinj * in the spring oflast year comeunderjudici . il examination , he could not prove his country , and thus became , as it is termed iu the German law , homeless . Shulm , _afti-ra fortnight *!* imprisonment , nan re _' eascd , receiving orders to leave the ci _> uutry _, and under penalty of corporal punishment never more to cuter it . No regard was paid to his _representation that , having been settled in the country tor nearly half a century , and not knowing his native coun _' iy , the nei _^ bbuuriiio ( _lorcrnments would send him to tin * state _whciiec lie came , viz ., Hanover . He was first sent int <> the grand duchy of _Oldenbi . rg _. the authoritiesot which immediately sent him back to ilanuver . Having thus , though
involuntarily , returned into the eountry , the penalty o ' corporal punishment was ii / beted , and he himself then sent into the neighbouring duchy of Brunswick . The authorities returned him again into Hanover , and the pour wretch uiidirwent a second time the degrading punishment f- r an involuntary act . Upon this ho was sent into Prussia , but again returned , and was _as-aiii punished . It was a _heartrending scene to bi hold Shulm in the _iniuSt of the winter , on foot , laden with the few things he still possessed , hunted about by the authorities Irom place io ) _l-. _ti'v . ' , and followed on foot by his wife , with a babe
: it her breast _, ami two Iii tie children , one of live and i ho other of lour years old . At last , when no country wuuil receive him , he waa kept in custody at lloya , in _Hniover . It was in vain thai a humane lawyer , Opperman , applied for him to the Diet of Frank I oil ; Im received no answer , aud equally unsuccessful at first was the application of Shulm to Govirnmeni for means tu enable him to go to America _, _flis benefactor then opened a subscription , when the public showed itself more humane than the Government . The latter , however , at last came forward , and the misciable wretch was enabled to embark at Bremen for America . —The Voice of Jacob .
TnuL Fun mui'Dbr . —The Court of Assizes for the Rhone , at its last _sittings , condemned to death a liberated convict mimed Debus , lor the murder of a poor _aj-ed widow named lierjon , who lived alone in a house _Iv-lougiug to one of her suns in tho commune of St . JJidier uu . Mont d ' Ur . During thc whole ot the 24 _* . ii June , i . e . " house remained shut up , and her neighbours , though they repeatedly knocked and called , ciiild not obtain any answer . In thc evening the cries of some animals , which she kept , co nvhiced them that she was stirring , and two of the
neighbours sot into her _dwelling throw an upper window , which they reached by means ofa ladder , and found her lying _lifeless on the Hoor of her chamber , having been evident y murdered . Thc only _l-cifon set n about the bouse in he course of the preceding day was Debas , and hi * well-known brutal character at once fixed _suspicion upon him , and he was arrested . _GWumstaiitiai evidence was given on the trial _< d" sufficient strength to warrant the jury in pronouncing him guilty , ami the court sentenced him to death .
Thk Swkf . ts of Eloquhnck . — " How beautiful he _discourses ! '' said one lady to another , as they sat listening to a celebrated orator ; " whatever he lets tall from his lips is swoot and full _ofeloqoenc !" J us * , then Mr . Orator " Jet full" a great big tobacker chew I
Artificial Teeth. Mb. Howard's Patent.—T...
ARTIFICIAL TEETH . Mb . Howard ' s Patent . —The attention of those who have lost their teeth is especially directed to the follow _, ing ohsurvati . ins : — 't'iii ! _cxtravimi ofthe few teeth or roots which may remain in tlie mouth , is insisted upon by many dentists , preparing artificial teetli ; this is not necessary , as Mr . HOWARD'S Patent improved method , they can be fixed in the mouth with tlie greatest accuracy answering most fully for every purpose of articulation and mastication r and so perfectly natural in appearance a * to _d- _'fy detection by the closest observer , without extracting any teeth or stumps , or _giving any pain whatever . The new Patent Teeth , invented by Mr . HOWARD , _surgeon Dentist , G 4 , Berners-street , _Oxfor-. ' -streot , London , will he found more economical than others .
Doctor De DasscI , of Van Diemen ' s Land , and Hoi" (• way's l'ills . —Extract _nfa letter from John Knight , Esq . dated _Laimecston , March , 1 , 1 S 10 : — " Professor Hull loway . -Dear Sir , —I am authorised by Doctor de Dassel , of this colony , to inform jou , that having witnessed here in several instances the extraordinary _clii-et of your l'ills , he , inconsequence , is induced to say that you may make use of his name as attesting to their efficacy . — Signed , John Knight , Carr Villa , late proprietor ofthe "Launce _* ton Advertiser . "—These Pills act upon the foundation of the system , thus curing the most deeprooted complaints , even when every other treatment has failed .
Sanatory Reform. Wo Shall Inquire Into T...
SANATORY REFORM . Wo shall inquire into the causes and remedies ol the unhealthiness of town . The causes may be di . vided into three principal heads . First , those which are external , rehiring to the state of streets , courts , and alloys ; secondly , those which are internal , as the dwellings of the labouring classes , lodging-houses , work-rooms , factories , schools , and public institutions ; and , thirdly , those which may be deemed per tonal , particularly individual cleanliness and the attention which mothers pay to their children . This _classification is , in some _dc-jree , arbitrary ; bnt it has the convenience of _presentin-f the whole subject in broad outline , though , in the collection of the
details , which _cunstitiite the evidence , we shall not be able to follow this tripartite division ; nevertheless the whole inquiry admits of a consecutive arrangement , and we shall commence with the statistics of overcrowding . The aggregate density of the populaiion of England and Wales is in the ratio of 273 inhabitants to the square mile ; but this ratio assumes a very different character when exclusively applied to towns . According to the Appendix tothe third annual Report of the Registrar-General , the average density of population in the twenty-one _principal towns was 5015 inhabitants to a square * mile . The scale , however , rises prodigiously higher if _wntnlsn
the largest towns and those portions of them wliich are most crowded . For instance : the ratio of inhabitants to tlie buildcd area on which they reside , is , in London , 50 , 000 to thc square mile ; in _Birmim-hnm , -10 , 000 ; in LotcU , 87 . 000 _; in Manchester , 100 , 000 ; and , in Liverpool , 130 , 000 . This is nn average ; but then ; are particular portions of all these towns much more densely peopled , and it is to be noted thnt mortality dominates the hit-host in the most crowded localities , of which we have already
given some examples . All the medical evidence proves that the victims of fever are chiefly to bo found in courts and alleys , where there is neither drainage nor ventilation , and where masses of people are congregated on a small area The Hev . J . Clay , in his report on Preston , furnishes an extraordinary proof of the fatal mortality which arises from want and proper ventilation . In a period of fire years , the deaths in thc town , _takin-. _' an average of numbers and of age , were seventeen times ereater than within the walls of the prison—a difference which can only he attributed to over-crowding . It is matter of
' record , that in the first American war , 2000 seamen died in one fleet through defective ventilation . In our workshops disease and death arc multiplied through the sime cause . Under this head , Dr . Guy has given valuable testimony . He carefully compared the health of two sets of men . forty each , working at the s . ime occupation , thc one _s-et in five small clone rooms , the other in five large airy rooms . In the former , each man had 303 cubic feet of air , in fhe latter , each had 789 cubic feet of air . In all other re-pects tlieir situation was precisely the same . Wc shall give the result in Dr . Gu > ' s own words : —'' Ofthe forty men occupying the smaller rooms , and consequently breathing a hotter and fouler air , five had spitting of blood , six were
. _-ubject to severe catarrh , six complained of _indigestion , two ot great debility , and one of rheumatism . On the other hand , of the forty men occupying the larger rooms , and having a purer and cooler air to breathe , only one was subject to catarrh , two to _indigestion , _oj ) o to pain in the chest , one to nervous symptoms , one to head-ache , and one to varicose veins . " These nv : n were compositors _worJ-iiig in a printing-i ffice . The men in the first five rooms had Jess than half the quantity of air to breathe than thc same number of men in the larger rooms , aud hence arosu tin , * difference in their sanatory condition . In the work-hops of tailors similar consequences have been observed , and when the atmophero is vitiated , the tendency to pulmonary consumption is
aggravated ; for exercise , to some degree , counteracts thc ill effects impure air , for wliich reason , in crowded bill-room !* , it is better to dance than to Btand still . In healed rooms the fear of catch ing cold induces the closing up every opening through which a current of air may enter , and thus the atmosphi re is poisoned . Then comes on a sinking state of the enfeebled body , and spirits are resorted to as an artificial stimulus . Thus the physical frame is assiiled by the _j--int at-ack of an external and internal enemy , generating scrofula and inflammation of thc lungs . Only inferior to the disastrous consequences of overcrowding and defective v _.-ntilation , are the evils wliich arise from inadequate supplies of water in dwelling houses . The present daily consumption
of water in thc metropolis ! - equal to the contents of a lake fifty acres in extent , and of a mean depth of three feet . The metropolis is at present divided _aroongot nine large water companies , who are practically irresponsible for the quantity and quality of the water they supply , the Legislature having taken no securities for the supervision and modification of its distribution as the public interest should from time to time require . The greater part of thc dwellings of the poorer elapses arc _eithir altogether without water , or are furnished only with a very scanty supply of unfiltcred water ofa high degree of hardness . According to the last returns there were _upu-ards of 70 , 000 houses without any supply of water whatever . Hitherto , the intermittent supply has been universally adopted , that is to say , the water is pumped
out of receptacles in which it is lodged at certain periods , so that they who want it cannot always obtain it . The actual co _* _-t of these receptacles , consisting of butts , tanks , and cisterns , is estimated on the lowest calculation at two millions , and the plan has been proved to be not only costly and unnecessary , but positivclypernicious . On the intermittent system the water is generally turned on three times a week , and at each supply the film and black deposited on the surface are mixed up with the previous filthy accumulations . Even on the surface of the Water Company ' s reservoir in the Green Park , the deposit of the soot , or dirt , or dust , may at times be _ohservedas a dark scum or dingy carpet over it . On this branch of the subject it may be desirable that we should give the opinions of practical engineers .
We proceed to a consideration of those _nemcdia . measures which are included under the heads o drainage and scivarage . From the earliest periods flour constitutional history fundamental provisions were established by the legislature to secure the free flow of running waters , which were deemed to be national , rather than local property ; and it waspart oftlie prerogative of the Crowe , often exercised , to if sue special commissions , as well before as after the passing of statutory _ensctmentH _. to protect the people against the encroachments of private interests upon the great public water courses for mill power or for fishing weirs . Such protection is specially _guranteed by the lfith chapter of Magna Charta . The laws and customs of Romney Marsh were settled by Henry of Bathe , one of i be judges in the reign of
Henry the Second , and his ancient ordinances were respected as the embodiment of the principles which should regulate all future decisions . A commission was issued in the third year of Henry the Fourth , to furnish the means of providing Kington-upon-Ilull with pure water , as well as for draining that town , and removing impure sea or fresh water . We might easily cite some very ancient precedents showing the solicitude of the legislature on this subject , but those quoted must _suflice . Descending to more modern times , wc find that among the provisions ofthe 54 th George III ., now repealed , the surveyors of the highways had poiver to require and compel the occupiers of the land adjoining to scour and cleanse the main sewers and drains , and pay the expenses of it ; but the general Highway Act , now in force , contains no such provision .
In ali its combinations there is no publie measure which presents an amount of benefit equal to that of Sanatory Reform . It is eminently _conse-vative of health and property . It would invigorate the phj _' sif . ial constitution of all classes , render labour more uninterruptedly productive , diminish the rato of mortality , save thc heavy charges which fall on the poor during sickness , and diminish thc poor rates . By the aid of water constantly nt high pressure _liies never could become serious , insurances would be economi zed , and property would be more secure against conflagration as also life . As a consequence ot the system being fully carried out , the tax on windows must be _abo'islied , because it is a tax on ventilation , and tlio health of the people must no longer be
perilled for thc sake of revenue . Habits of cleanlines s which John Wesley remarked were next to habits of godliness , would become general ; the working classes would feel greator respect for the interior of their homes and their own personal appearance , when water was poured into their dwellings , and the streets in which they resided were thoroughly drained . Were this great reform purchased at a large outlay of monoy , it would be cheaply obtained ; but it is certain that the sewago of towns would pay the cost of all local sanatory improvements , while itsdistributi » n over the surface of the soil would double or quadruple the produce of agriculture . Thus , under all views , sanntoiy and moral , social and economic , we consider the health of towns the most important
measure that can be submitted to the wisdom of Parliament , nud one which eminently commends its : If to the patriotism and philonthropby of the whole nation . " Thc rights of property must no longer constitute the wrongs of tho poor . " The legislator must possess and display the moral courage of protective interference , nor shrink trom tho high mission to which he is called . The slaughters of fever must no longercontiuue to be as fatal as theslaughters of war , and no longer can we be permitted to act on the brutal maxim that disease was intended to keep down a superabundant population . We hare now learned that the preservation of the public health is
the wisest economy * , that it will not only save money , but preserve the physical strength of those by whom all wealth is created ; it will give us productive for unproductive citizen . * -, by nerving the arm of labour . It will diminish the number of widows and orphans , relieve workhouse infirmaries of their unfortunate inmates , and check that tendency to physical degeneracy now so painfully attested by medical observation . But the people must co operate with sanatory reformers in this noble work : tlie working classes will be chiefly benefited by tho judicious organization of the proposed _systeai , and if thev will steadily act on the principles recommended bv the _disiutereatedRess of . an elevated » nd elevating
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science , we shall enter upon a new epoch of _happi _ness and civilization—7 i > _pio , Deo . 26 ; article— " Im portance of Sanatory lletorm . "
Tiie New Means Of Rendering Sur-|Cal Ope...
TIIE NEW MEANS OF RENDERING SUR-| CAL OPERATIONS PAINLESS . ' ( From the Morning Chronicle . ) Sir —Having been the first in this country to employ the inhalation of ether as a means of rendering surgical operations painless , I beg to enclose you . for publication , the result of several cases in which 1 have extracted teeth with success under the above circumstances . It was on the 17 th of this month that I received from . my friend , jDr . Boott , the first intelligence relating to this discovery , and which intelligence had boen conveyed to him , on that day , in a private letter from America , and stated that numerous surgical operations "hnd been performed at Boston , and amongst others numerous extractions of teeth , and I immediately contrived an apparatus for the purpose of testing these remarkable al _' _egntions . On the 19 th , in the presence of Dr . Boott and his family , nt his own residence , I operated upon a young person thrown into sleep by the inhalation , extracted a nular tooth from her lower jaw .
The inhalation occupied a minute and a half , and the patient ' s recovery from sleep another minute . Dr . Boott then questioned her respecting the tooth , and she _expri _sse-1 her great surprise at finding that it was removed . She said that all she had felt was merely a sensation of cold around the tooth , a sensation which was caused perhaps by the coldness of the extracting instrument . The apparatus _employed consisted of the lower part of Nooth's apparatus , with a flexible tube , to which was attached a bail and socket valve and mouthpiece similar to those coismonly used for inhalation .
I repeated the experiment a few days after on other parties , but in several cases little or no effect was produced by the vapour ; thc fact was that the bail and socket valve , though impervious to water , was not so to air , moreover as the patient was becoming insensible , and the breathing tranquil and involuntary , he bad no . longer tbe power of raising the ball . Hence the breath passed into the vessel and diluted thc ether vapour , and only an incomplete insensibility ensued . Instructed bv' these _circumstanocs , I have had another apparatus made by Mr . Elphiek , of Castle Street , Oxford Street . It consists of a mouthpiece , containing two valves , a perpendicular one which permits of a perfectly free inhalation , but closes
when expiration begins , and opens the other , an horizontal valve , with a perpendicular action at the top . By this means inspiration and expiration are both allowed ( with the greatest freedom . To tbe end of this mouthpiece is attached a pad , containing a 'spring well stuffed and adapted to the external contour of the mouth , also a clip for compressing the nostrils , and thus preventing the patient from drawing in the air , either through the nose , or by the corners ! of the mouth . This apparatus I tried on Saturday last on two patients , from one of whom I removed on upper molar , from the other , a deep seated stump . My success was complete Yesterday I again operated at my house , in Dr . _Boott's presence , on Mr . Dixon , surgical instrument maker , of Tonbiidge Place , New Road .
The account ho gave of his status during the operation is extraordinary : he described that he underwent a most remarkable dream , in the course of which all that he had done , and read , and known , and all the events of his early youth seemed to be "' compressed into a circle . " He then felt as though an evil spirit was endeavouring to triumph over him , but still his confidence in his own victory wag predominant . The actual removal ofthe tooth sepmed to be coincident with the last effort of the supposed evil spirit . In half-a-minute the patient was conscious of the presence ef those around him , and in two minutes he was fully recovered . He had been completely unconscious of the operation .
This morning , at thc Metropolitan Free Hospital , in the presence of several medical men , 1 again operated in two cases with tho same success—one a child twelve years of age , the other , a young man of twenty-seven years of age . From the child , I removed two teeth , from the man , 3 large molar tooth from the upper jaw ; the latter , on being questioned as to pain , replied that he knew nothing about it , as he had lost his brains . Both recovered in two minute ? , and left the hospital perfectly well . In conclusion , I may remark , that I entertain the most confident hopes that at last a mean 3 is provided which beyond all fear of failins ? , without any reference tothe peculiarities of individual temperament , susceptibility , or idiosyncracy , will be at the service of all who are obliged to undergo the operations of
dental surgery . I trust , however , that no incautious er unwarrantable experiments will be tried—that whether the patients suffer pain or not , the worth of the human body will be too thoroughly recognised by all humane and scientific men to allow them to palter for one moment with the interests orin the avenues of life . The general humanity and enlightenment of the age will thus allow a discovery to be harmless which otherwise have been made the means of much _re ckless mutilation . In this case this new application of steam will be , indeed , a wide blessing ; and the steam of ether and other substances innumerable , if properly applied , may lead to results ns new , whether in surgery , physiology , or physehology , as the steam of water and its application has been in the physical , domestic , and social existence of
mankind . I am , Sir , your obedient servant , James Robinson , Surgeon Dentist . 7 , Gower Street , Dec . 28 th , 1840 .
Inundation In Rome. A Letter From Rome O...
INUNDATION IN ROME . A letter from Rome ofthe 12 th , gives the following additional details of the late storm in that city : — We know not how to describe to you tbe effects of the tempest which has devastated this city for the last [ four days , and which still continues . We never witnessed such weather ; the rain fell in _tom-nts and the _thuntler rolled incessantly . The Tiber overflowed its banks in the most frightful manner ; one-half the city is inundated by its waters , and the inhabitants of the _Corso have five feet depth of water round their houses . All the quarter of tbe Campo Marzo , the Ghetto Ripetto , tha Corso from the Place du Peuple to the Place Colonn * has the
appearance of a large lake . The inhabitants , surprised by the rapidity of the inundation , found tbonis _.-lves prisoners in their houses , without _' food und _levcral without any assistance being possible . _^ 'Since _1 S _05 such a scene ban not been witnessed . The loss has been immense . The shops and collars are undf r water . Yesterday the waters _subside-l a little . A part of theCorso is free _. but boats still ply through the adjacent streets , carrying provisions to those who are still imprisoned . The Jews' quarter has suffered the most , but the extent of the _disasters cannot be yet known ; the mails no longer anivc , nnd two or three bridges on the high mad from Bologna , and in the Marches , bave bean carried away .
A correspondent at Rome writes as follows : — Rome is once more under water . For some days past the rains have continued to fall incessantly ; and on Wednesday morning the Tiber overflowed its bunks , partially flooding the Via Ripetta . The river continued to rise gradually during the day ; towards evening a slight decrease was observed , and people went to bed satisfied that the worst was over . About twelve o ' clock a sudden accession of water completely inundated the streets in the vicinity of the river , and all the lower portion of tho city , and go terrifically rapid Was the riso , that by four o ' clock the Piazza del Popolo , the Via del Babuino the Corso , as far as the Colonna , and all the _connecting streets , including the Via Condotti , were only to be passed iu boats , Tbe utmost consternation prevail * d .
By _daylight the waters had readied to within a foot of the keystones ef the arches of Polite Sisto , those of the Ponte St . Angelo , Molle , and others less elevated must have been completely covered The Pantheon of Coursi , tho Temple of Vesta , Santa Maria in Cosniedin , and all the excavated ruins in the Forum , were under water . The country from the Foncian hill presented a scene the must deplorable—oue vast sheet of water , from which thc roofs of bouses and the tops of trees were alone visible . It is impossible at present to form even an idea of the loss of life and property occasioned by this visitation . Thc amount of misery it will produce among ; the poorer classes is not to be imagined . Noihing approaching this as a flood has happened here since that of 1 S 05 , The river from the Sisto presents an appearance ab * o . lutely frightful , the turbid waters boil and roar through the arches . as if they would curry all before them , and trees , the woodwork of houses , curratolii , dead animals , and every species of floating material , gave a terrible
forewarning of the nature of accounts yet to reach un j from the country . 1 have delayed writing until 1 could I tell you of the subsidence of thu flood . It commenced to decrease two hours since , but the r : dn which had ceased for six and thirty hours , has recommenced , nnd should it continue through the night , we shall be in a worse condition than before . Under this emergency the energy of the new government is strikingly manifest . Many thousands of loaves , wine , and meat , in enormous quantities , are already in process of distribution , the rope himself going about in person to the more afflicted neighbourhood , and superintending their relief . The Prince _Borgheee , too , has Imitated this example in a princely manner and all that can wiil be done to mitigate tbe sufferings of the poor . In the Jews' quarter the mischief has been severe , the people having been compelled to make holes in tho solid walls to allow vgr _.-ss and ingress , the gates at both ends of tbat place being under water . Great as may be the present distress , the greatest has yet to come , and iviU .
r . S . —I open my letter to tell you that I have just heard that a house , containing fourteen person * ., all ot whom bad perished , has been washed sway by the Hoods . I fear tbis is but one of many similar results of _tJ-is awful visitation . Upwards ef twenty ningnilieent stent- pints , thoBe joys to painters , have been blown down upon an estate of the Borghese _, seven miles from lloma . At this moment ( 12 o ' clock , 12 th December ) the water bus again luundated the Corso , aud ie still rising .
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| FATAL ACCIDENTS WITU _FIRE-AftST An _aocident of ' a moJt appalling nature occurred at Milverton on Inday ] a 8 t . A S man namedH had been on a shooting excursion , and on retuffi home , placed b _, a gun which WM loa ded with _aH charge , close to the clock One of his sons , a mere youth , as soon as his back was turned , took ud the gun , and pointing it at his mother , pulled the Ms _ger , when , shocking to relate , the _kur went off and the whole contents were _Jotted in the forehead o ' f the unfortunate woman ' s head , who immediately fell down dead . The father immediately ran down stairs when he heard the report , when a frightful s cene presented itself to his view ; the body of his lifeless
wife , weltering in her blood , and his son standing over in a frantic _condition . The unfortunate woman left a large family to deplore her untimely end . An inquest was held at Bream , last week , on the body of Thomas Isaacs , a boy about twelve years of age , whose death was occasioned in the following deplorablo manner : —Three men , named Thomas Brown , William Beach , and George Ridler , were in company on the 13 th inst ., having two guns with them , with which they amused themselves _shootin » at small birds . After a while they adjourned to the Cross Keys Inn , Bream , and drank two quarts of beer between them , and then left te proceed home . As they _parsed along the road , a bird came and alighted within distance for a shot , and Ridler said Shoot the
" whoop , " meaning tho bird , upon which both ( Brown and Ridler raised their guns to their shoulders and fired . Only Itidler ' s gun , however went off , that of Brown having hung fire , but _thishe did not seem to be aware of ; indeed , all three men declare they believed at the time that both guns had exploded . Whi _' e they were ljoking for the bird the boy Isaacs came up , and as lie approached them Drown said , "Til have a bit of fun with the hoy " and then called out to him , "I'll shoot you , my boy . " The poor lad stood still and laughed , and _llidler asked him , " Where are you going to , my little man 1 " to which he replied , " Down to Richard Morgan ' s , to have my dinner . " All this time Brown , who was about a yard from the boy , continued bis most unhappy frolic , still pointing the
muzzle ot the gun backwards and forwards in front of the child , when at last the gun went _t . ff , and lodged the contents in the breast of the ill-fated boy , who put his hand to his bleeding breast , and cried out , '' Oil dear , ob dear . '" _BrownJiimscifseemed horror-stricken at what hu had done , aud exclaimed , " Oh Lord , oh Lord ! 1 have _slU the boy—what shall I do ? " and _running to the little fellow , " he took him in his arms , and said , " my dear child , I would not have done it for _| tlie world—1 thought my gun was tinpty . " They tarried the wounded victim of this most melancholy and fatal jesting to a neighbouring cottage , Brown continuing like a man distracted at what he had done , and Ridler proceeded with all haste to Coleford . for a surgeon ; but long before his return the deceased breathed his last sigh , in tiie cottage to which his mangled body had been carried
_Lastwcek , the following melancholy accident hap . pencd in thc island of Portland : —As a preventive man , of the name of Hancock , stationed in the island , who had just returned fromd duty , was cleaning tbe barrel of his pistol , the charge of which he had unfortunately omitted to withdraw , jwhile holding it with the muzzle pointed towards his person , it unhappily went off , and the _contetits were lodged in iiis body , excepting the ball , which passed through him causing immediate death . He has left a widow and seven children to lament their bereavement ofa good husband and father . An inquest was held on the body ou Monday , before J , Wallis _, Esq ,, county coroner , when the Jury returned their verdict . " Accidental Death . "
MYSTBmou 3 Death . —On Tuesday evening , a lengthened inquiry took place at Guy ' s Hospital , < m the hotly of a person whose name is supposed to be James Cupping , about 50 years of age , who dicdiu consequence , of his throat having beeD severed iu the churchyard of Woolwich Church . Alexander Murray , a labourer in Woolwich Dockyard , said that at about 12 o ' clock on the night of Thursday , Oct . 10 , he was . ' passing through the burial-ground adjoining Woolwich Church , when he saw deceased standing against thc railing , and beckoning to him with his left hand ; witness went to him , when he exclaimed , " Ihavecut my throat . " lie was taken to the Mitre Tavern , where the wound was sewn up . Policeman Harris said , that tne next day , the
relieving officer of the union called his attention to the deceased , who was residing at alouYing-iiouse , in Highstreet _, lie appeared to have been a man who had been in better circumstances . He would give no account of himself . * There was three halfpence and a card in his pockot .. No knife or razor bail been found . Before he was removed , he attempted to tear the wound in his throat open . Mr . Murell , one of the house-surgeons of Guy's Hospital , produced the card found on the deceased , on which was a marquis ' s coronet , with the name on it printed , "II Marchese de _Beccaih-Ui . " Deceased died on Sunday from the effects of the injury . The sister
of Cornelius Ward , in which deceased was placed , stated , that deceased informed her that he had been living on the Continent for thc last 2 * t years . lie had then been only three days in _England . He had lost a great deal of property , on account of which , during the last two years , he had given way to drinking , from tho effect of which for 48 hours he was almost in a state of . unconi-cioust-ess . lie could not say whether any one cut his throat or whether he did it himself . Verdict— ' * That thc deceased died from a wound in his throat , but how the injury was caused there was not sufficient evidence to satisfy the Jury . "
Murdxh . ov Seamen by Australian * Aborigines . — A letter written by the master of the schooner Thomas Lord , and addressed to Mr . Lewes Scon , of 23 , New Broad-street , gives an _account of the murder of the supercargo and two seamen belonging to that vessel , on _Mufcrave Island , at the western end of Torres Straits . The vessel was trading with the natives fur torf _oisc-shell and beche le nier , and was provisioned for a 12 months _voyage . On the morning of June 3 rd , according to the narrative oftlie captain . Bessant , the supercargo , with the carpenter and four hands , left the vessel in tho longboat . Each man was well armed , besides thc boat carrying the swivel guns mounted on the rail . They took provisions and water with them , intending to stay
away for three days on a cruise up thc river , to barter with the natives . They first proceeded along thc southern end ofthe island , trading with the natives during the day . The carpenter , who had been in New Caledonia before this , did not like tho appearance of the savages , who were doing all they could to entice the boat ' s crew ashore by many cunning devices which natives _usually resort to . About 6 in the evening , finding trade getting slack , th ey left thc island , and proceeded to a small dry sandbank , thinking they would be safe there . They made a fire , and had supper , after which the carpenter proposed going to thc boat to sleep in it , but poor _Bessant said he should prefer sleeping on sliora , thinking there was not the slightest danger . The
party divided , tho carpenter and two hands proceeding to the boat , which was anchored a few teet off the shore . About nine _o'clock the carpenter called from the boat . "Who has tho watch on shore ? " Pcor Bessant replied , " The wh . de of us . " These were the last words he was heard to utter . Poor fellow , he little thought his end was so ne _* _t ' . About 11 o ' clock th e carpenter was awakened by hearing a noise on shore , lie looked up , and to hi 3 horror beheld , by the light ol ' the moon , tlie wvvtchel savages , who had come across in their car . oes , murdering poor Bessant aud one of the seamen , lie instantly fired nt them , when they gave a loud veil and retreated lo the scrub close bv . Through the resolute conduct of the "
carpenter they succeeded ih getting the remaining _Beameii into the boat , but " ° t before thc poor fcilow was dreadfully wounded . _^*» afterwards died on board of his wounds . The supercargo must have been quite dead when the carpenter and the remainder of tho boat ' s crew took possession of his body ; but they were compel . W t 0 give it up , nsthe natives , tothe numberof at ka _* - 200 , were again approaching from the scrub , _M- canoes wero observed coming with numbers more * They appeared lo have been killed while asleep , an * I am certain made no resistance . _I _' oor Bessant had his pistols in his belt and his carbine under his head . Ho was a brave fellow , and would not have given in but with his life .
Wicked Hoax —A hoax , doubtless in imitation of , and prompted by , that practised on a tradesman lately , was played off here last week , with considerable effect . On Tuesday morning various trauesmen i received , ; _through the post , some | letters ( unpaid ) ) dated •¦ George Inn , Snargate Street , " containing , ' orders of various kinds , and purporting to be written i by the worthy landlord , Mr . I'hilpott or Mis . I'M- ¦ pott . ' 1 he parties were generally required to be at * tho " George " at hall-past ten o ' clock , a . m . Accor- - dingly , punctual at that hour , au undertaker was in i attendance to take the measuro of a gentleman , ju _** _' * dead , for a coffin , and to do the other requisite * -- : s appertaining to his calling on the solemn occasion ; ; nor had sufficien t time elapsed for explanation as to . 0 the hcax when up came a carrriage to drive a paf _*" _tf
tor a morning ride . Presently there came two ' ° butchers' men with legs of mutton , two grocers' l _* 1 _* _-3 " with each a huge cheese , a tobacconist with a box of of the best Havannahs , and other such _likenecessarie- _* , _» , ns per order . Meanwhile , also , a fashionable hair * ir * dresser , ' * kit in hand , " entered to shave the dead » d man ; and apace the chimney-sweepers were sreu to to enter , shouldering the implements of their endt ; It ; while tho dustman called in tp ascertain " further ier _parliriilars . " about _lt-tcliing thc _nij-ht-art . J' » tue ue midst of the hubbub , a gentleman , from the upp <* h * end of the town , dropped in to inquire what it was fM " to his interest" that Mr . Philpott had to _tell hto * - * n Thc perpetrators of this wicked hoax , who , as _)* - <••• remain undiscovered , ave , doubtless , ihucklin ? _<> te * _" the success of their object ; but it is not uiihW _w they may soon be brought to light , and made to * to answer for their wanton cruelty . — -Dover _Chromd _* ' f . _IIumasi _BAvss _. —ln the hunipn body thtre : ue 2- _W 1 _boue » ,
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Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 2, 1847, page 2, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns3_02011847/page/2/