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of a pigeon, the bird instantly fell ; but, face, and is three feet in diameter at the as soon as a few drops of the balsam were top. The oil boils up continually like the introduced into the mouth and into the boiling of a large soup kettle, and runs in. wound, the pigeon recovered, and was to the creek in a small stream. It is as fine cured. Similar experiments were made as any sperm oil from the head of a sperm with the same success on fowls, rabbits, whale. The quantity which rises is about &c. A dog, which had been treated in the five barrels a-week.' I followed the creek same manner, was afterwards trepanned ; up and down nearly three miles, and found and, after its brain was pierced with a it completely covered with oil. I found an sharp-pointed instrument, and eleven ounces old ladle lying near, which I dipped into of blood were taken from it, it was cured the oil, and forced it down into the wanext day by the balsam. In several com ter, and found the oil to be three feet parative experiments, the animal always deep. I drew out with the ladle as fine died when the balsam was not applied. salt water as ever I tasted in the ocean These experiments, which are hardly cre I then tried the goodness of the oil, and dible, and require to be confirmed by fre- found it to burn clear and bright. A boy, quent repetition, are to be repeated by the a few weeks since, in order to ascertain Section of Medicine and Surgery, who have whether oil would burn on the water, been appointed commissioners to examine touched a firebrand to that on the creek, the memoir of M. Constancio.
instantly it was in a tremendous flame, Oil Spring in America. On the north which ascended 200 feet in the air nearly a east branch of Duck Creek, several miles mile up and down the stream. I saw to the south-west of Woodsville, in the Nile limbs of trees, which were nearly 100 feet of Ohio, in north latitude 38° 39', a natural high, burnt off as smooth as if the blaze spring of oil has been recently discovered. of a furnace had struck them. The smell The well is about seven feet from the edge of the oil very much resembles that of Briof the creek. It is 42 feet below the sur tish oil.
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sian youth imbibing at that institution the PRANCE.—The recent sittings in the waywardness and insubordination which French Chambers have been in a great have of late more particularly marked the measure engrossed by the project of a law character of the German students. The on the subject of the liberty of the press; Emperor of Russia, actuated by similar which, after various discussions, has been jealousy, has enjoined the youth belonging
carried in the Chamber of Deputies by a to his dominions, who are studying in Ger* majority of 143 to 38. If this law receives many, to quit that country without delay,
the sanction of the Chamber of Peers, it and repair to France, the Netherlands, or will establish in France the most perfect Switzerland, for the completion of their freedom of the press. All previous censor studies. ship will be removed all speeches deliver The public feeling in Germany appears ed in either Chamber may be published by at present, from whatever cause, to be in any journal, with reports of committees, an extraordinary state of excitement, and and all documents emanating from these the insubordinatior of the universities is, assemblies.
as we understand, but the symptom of the The Moniteur of the 10th April contains general disorder. This ferment originates an ordinance of the King, sanctioning, by apparently in political grievances, and in royal authority, the establishnient of a So those feudal distinctions in society by which ciety for the amelioration of Prisons in a few are raised into distinction and conseFrance. The object of this humane insti- quence, while the great mass is depressed. tution is to examine into the administration in the universities, where there is drawn and internal management of prisons; and together a large concourse of young men, to recommend, from time to time, to the wholly disengaged from active pursuits, Minister of the Interior, such improvements this feeling is in a manner collecied into a in the discipline, and general economy of focus, and it burns more fiercely in these these receptacles of crime, as may suggest retreats than when it is diffused over the themselves in the course of inquiry, great mass of society, and is dissipated
GERMANY. The turbulent and disor. amid the various pursuits of active life. derly conduct of the students in the Ger. Kotzebue, it appears, transmitted informa. man universities now occupies the atten. tion of the state of these universities to the tion of the German Diet. These univer- Emperor of Russia, on which information sities are invested with peculiar privileges, the Russian youth have been recalled from and are governed by their own statutes. their studies. For this offence it is that he They are republics, in which the profes- has fallen the victim of assassination ; and pors constitute the senate ; but the latter if his murder has, as it is stated in some now tremble for their existence, for the in- accounts, been the result of a conspiracy, subordination appears to set their autho- and not the insulated act of a maniac, it rity at defiance. The assassination of M. certainly marks, in the strongest manner, Kotzebue, noticed in our last number, is the dreadful excitement to which the young mentioned as one of the effects of this re- men of these universities have worked up volutionary spirit in the youth of Germany; their fiery passions. At the same time, it and several other literary men, professing is clear that no cause was ever yet promothe same political principles of Kotzebue, ted by those horrid expedients, at which are said to have received threatening letters. every feeling of justice and humanity reIn consequence of the strong manifestation volts. Every one must reprobate such of this spirit, the King of Prussia has is- diabolical means, which are only suited to sued an edict, recalling such of his subjects the worst ends, and which, wherever they as were engaged in the prosecution of their are employed, will soon bring down mestudies at the University of Jena, under rited vengeance on the heads of their aupain of forfeiting all right to political ein. thors. ployment by the Prussian government. ITALY.-- The Continental papers have This measure is said to have originated in recently been much occupied with an acconsequence of a notice issued by the Grand count of a plot said to have been discover. Duke of Weimar, disallowing the matricu« ed at Mantua for the assassination of the lation of foreign students at that univer- Emperor of Austria, who has recently sity, without a special recommendation been on a tour through his Italian states. from their own government ; but it seems 'The plot, according to these accounts, was ra ther' to be owing to a fear of the Prus- to have been carried into effect at Rovigo,