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Extracts from the Public Newspapers. 935 pletely filled. A loud humming noise was heard, and the work of destruction immediately ensued; the winged combatants sal, lied forth from the hive, until it became entirely empty į and a furious battle commenced in "upper air," between the besiegers and the besieged. A spectator informs us, that these intre. pid little warriors were so numerous, that they literally darkened the sky overhead like a cloud; meanwhile the destructive battlo raged with fury on both sides, and the ground beneath was covered with the wounded and the slain, hundreds of them were lying dead, or crawling about, disabled from re-ascending to the scene of action. To one party, however, the palm of victory was at last awarded, and they settled upon the branch of an adjoining apple-tree, from which they were safely placed in the empty hive, which had been the object of their valiant contention, and where they now continue peacefully and industri. ously employed in adding to the stores of their commonwealth.

Carlisle Patriot, Caution.—Children, in coaches, should be particularly cautioned not to lean against the door. A most distressing and fatal aceident lately happened in tho New-road, near Fitzroy. square. As James Brown, the driver of one of Salmon and Bull's Paddington stages, was returning from the Bank, he gavo liis wife and child a ride. The child was playful, and a gentleman passenger had just cautioned thọ mother against accident, when tho coach-door flow open, the child foll out, and the wheel went over its head. It was carried into the shop of Mr. Hallion, a' surgeon, at the corner of Warren-street, but the skull was so dreadfully injured, that it died within balf an hour. -Times.

Mad Dogs.—The magistrates of Bow-strect have given notice to all the owners of dogs, that they are about to issue their cir. cular, for the protection of the publie, by enjoining them to tic up or muzzle all the canine animals in their possession, during the continuance of the hot season, in order more effectually to prevent the recurrence of the dreadful malady of hydrophobia; for which purpose, all dogs found at large, after their prohibi. tion, unmuzzled, will be immediately destroyed, as dangerous nuisances. They also recommend to the owners of all dogs to supply them plentifully with water during this weather.Times.

Canine Sayacity.--As Mr. J. H. Thompson, of Mason-street, was returning from Sutton on Saturday evening, a large dog came up to him, and from its peculiar and significant manner be was led to follow the animal. It conducted bim to a spot, not far distant, where, to his astonishment, be found an aged and ipfirm female in a deep ditch. By the aid of some persons who were soon brought to the place, she was speedily extricated from her perilous situation. It subsequently appeared, that the dog, in leaping over a turnstile, at the brink of the ditch, had struck

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so forcibly against the woman as to occasion the disaster from which he was the means of rescuing her.-Hull Advertiser.

An inquest was held upon the body of Charles Reid, late clerk to Mrs. Bailey, the well-known carrier, in Cripplegate.

It appeared in evidence, that the deceased was in the con stant habit of drinking ardent spirits. On Saturday morning last he went to the Weavers' Arms, a house which he was in the habit of frequenting, and there he got tossing up with a person for gin. They drank a great quantity, and the deceased at length became what is called “ dead drunk,” and died wbile in that state, in spite of every effort of several medical men to restore him.

The jury returned a verdict, “ that the deceased died from the effects of excessive drinking."

The Garden.-Most people know that the stalks of rbubarb are very useful for the table, before gooseberries come in. Rhu. barb is of easy growth, and any Cottager's garden migbt have it. It is very wholesome, and, with a little sugar, is equal to any young fruit for pies and puddings, and is excellent food for cbildren.-Salisbury's Cottager's Companion.

An instance has lately occurred, which is another proof of the value of the chlorurets of M. Labarraque. An English gentleman of rank, on his travels, died of the plague. Mr. Strangeways would not leave his friend, and to the last moment waited on him with the most generous attention : he is solely indebted, under Providence, for his extraordinary escape from the contagion which he so closely braved, to the sanatary precautions which M. de Lesseps employed, and the application of which he himself directed, but more particularly to the frequent use of the chlorurets of M. Labarraque. It certainly would be difficult to prove by a more remarkable example the utility of a discovery so precious for humanity.-London Paper.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.

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Cottager's MonthlyVisitor.

AUGUST, 1827.

Remarks on the 49th Chapter of Genesis, from the

thirteenth verse to the end. V.13—21. The six tribes, who received their blessing in these verses, scarcely make enough figure in the history of Israel for us to trace, with certainty, the fulfilment of the prophecies concerning them. Respecting several of them, however, we find some circumstances which serve to shew us that the general condition of the tribe was marked out and distinguished in the few words spoken of each. For instance, “ Dan shall judge his people.” Now Sampson, that renowned judge of Israel, was of the tribe of Dan; and his history, (given in the 14th, 15th, and 16th chapters of Judges) as well as the account of the Dan-ites (Judges xviii. 22.) shew a love of artifice, and a readiness to take sudden advantage of an enemy,--which disposition is pointed out in Jacob's declaration, “ Dan shall be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.” Did this mention of the serpent's subtilty bring to Jacob's mind the woeful injury inflicted on our first parents by that old serpent the Devil, and thus lead his thoughts to that promised salvation for which he waited ? or was it, that this hope so prevailed in his mind, that it broke forth in this beautiful declaration," I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord." “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired

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diligently,” says St. Peter. David says, “I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord." And Simeon " waited for the consolation of Israel." This consolation of Israel was Christ, and the holy men of old waited for him, that is, expected and earnestly desired to see him. He is now come; Christ has appeared upon earth. Let us then ask, “ How have we received him ? How have we received his message? Is that which patriarchs waited for, and which kings and righteous men desired to see, which prophets searched into, and which fed the hopes, and animated the prayers of all those honoured servants of God, is this the subject of our thoughts ; is it our support and our dependance? Does the consideration that Christ died for us lead us so to rest on his merits as to be assured that his atonement will fully answer for our sins, if we are earnestly striving to forsake them? Does the remembrance of his mercies to us lead us from the love of sin, and bind us to the love of God ? Do we seek our happiness in the service of our heavenly Master, and abhor all such practices as are contrary to his commands?" You, my cottage reader, have read in your Bible of salvation through Christ; you have heard of it from your minister ; but has it produced its proper effect on you? Has it made an impression on your heart? or do you forget what you have read and heard, casting aside all good thoughts, by mixing in trifling concerns, or indulging in wicked ones ?

The Almighty has provided a great salvation for you; and the consideration of this is so important, that you ought to take great heed that it slip not from your mind : all your conduct should be like that of one who is preparing for this great salvation. This is the only true and lasting happiness; and “how shall we escape,” says the Scripture, “ if we neglect this great salvation?" Do we know any other method of escape? There is none other; why then will any one so seek his own ruin,

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Remarks on the forty-ninth Chapter of Genesis. 339 as to neglect that salvation which is offered to him in the Gospel ? The holy men, in ancient days, waited for and expected the coming of Christ. But he is now come. And are we to rest satisfied with this? Is nothing to be done? Is nothing now to be waited for and expected ? Surely we have much still to look for. The salvation, in itself, is indeed complete; but we must seek to be partakers of its benefits, and to apply the offered remedy to ourselves. We are to seek for more faith, more hope, more charity; we are to seek to grow in grace and holiness; for steadfastness, for perseverance, for comfort, for victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil. The Christian life is still a life of hungering and thirsting after righteousness, of desiring, of hoping, of waiting. “ The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him." “ Blessed are all they that wait for Him.'

V. 22-26. Joseph is a fruitful tree, even a fruitful tree by a well, whose branches run over the wall.” A tree which is constantly supplied with moisture at the root, will suffer nothing in a season of drought. The branches will flourish, and the fruit will abound, though it be exposed to the heat, and neglected or injured by the hand which should shelter and train it. To such a tree Joseph is compared. For, in spite of his brethren, in spite of slavery, injustice, and imprisonment, he had prospered, had risen to honour and authority, and ruled over a large kingdom.

V. 24. * From thence is the shepherd, the stone, of Israel.” As a shepherd protects, guides, and feeds his flock, as a foundation stone supports the building which rests upon it, so had Joseph provided for, nourished, and supported Israel: he was chosen and exalted by God to save the nation from perishing by famine.

Then Jacob proceeds to heap blessings upon him, blessings which he declares shall be greater and

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