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first shock was selt, the thermometer was extremely in raious ways, from the tice
at 770 in the house, probably at 740 out of extreme fear. Sume are so much m.
of doors. At two A M. of the 5:11, limidated by this unexpected vistiatio ,
therinometer 68° in the open air ; baro- as seriously to talk of seiling their houses
sneter at five P.M. on the same day 290 and property here, and removing to Ba.
8' wind west with rain; the night very This powerful operation of terror
dark. Next morning there was a very on their minds, may probably appear as.
strong wind from the westward and some tonishing to Europeans; but it is to te
rain. Several meteors or falling stars considered, that the inhabitants of this
were observed during the nigle of the climate have been hiilierto totally exo
4ch, with a very luminous aurora au. empted from the tremendous convulsions
stralis. The ships in the bay, although of nature, which are frequently expe.
the water was not apparently agitated, rienced in other quarters of the globe.
were so strongly affected by ihe shocks, --December 7. We now find that the
that several inen on board them were shocks, violent as they were, hare not
thrown out of their barmachs. I ap. been felt at the hot baths, about eizhiy
prchend that nearly one-fourth of the miles to the eastward, nor at sea, as we
houses in Cape Tow are more or less learn hy the Camel, wbich ship arrived
dainaged. Sereral pillars, urus, anul yesterday. It has been generally re-
o:ber omaments, have been desiroyed. marked ibat a great many watches stop-
As yet I have heard of only one bouse peal, and several lost from two to tell,
that was entirely thrown dow; but a and even twelve and fiteer, bours.
great many have lost portions of their Within the last half-hoor, we liave kad
walls, and are cracked from top to bottom. another slight shock. The inhabitants
The house which was demolished, was sull continue in a considerable degree of
at some little distance from the town). aların, and every unusual noise is dreadt
The inhabitants in general torsook their as the forerunner of an earthquake. The
houses during the whole night of the 4th, following has been the state of the wea-
and so great was their consternation, ther since the abore-nientioned shock
that iinplicit credit was given to a lery occurred:--
absurd prognostication, that similarshrek's
would be felt the next biglit. Of the

10 15 P.N. 30° 20' 70 S.W. Dutch inhabitants, I believe, not one

2 A.M. went to berl before day.liglir. Tents

5 SO A.11. were pitched in the parade, in the market,

P.M, 300 15' 73 S.E. and in all the 'open places, and those who


P.M. 800 73 could not procure icots bad their waygans


290 75' 76 brought out and sat up in them. We No shock since the slight one of the 7th. have as yee received no particular ac.

Weather clear, except occasionally a counts from the country; but innume. fleecy cloud about the Table Mountain, rable vague reports are in circulation; aurora australis very strong at nigtit, and and the inhabitants of the town, who nie nany falling stars. It was remarked that extreniely susceptible of'alarm, give cre. animals, particularly horses, were much dit to them all. 'One child of eight years frigbiened at the shocks. Several moles old dropped down in the street, and in- are reported to have left their holes and Stantly expired through terror. Twe ori tled into the soldiers' lents at Wynbers, irrec persons bare been deprived of about seven miles from this place.” speech, and several others are suffering







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17. MARC ISANBARD BRUXEL's (PORI- tained some years since a patont for cute

sen), tiir un Invention of a new Niode ting them out and completely finishing of curling Veneers ur Thin Boards, by them by means of bis circular saws, and Namry.

other machinery, fitted up, and constantly Will this gentleman's inventions, at work, in the yard at Portsmouth.

the readers of the Monthly Nla- The object of the present patent, is to gazine are not unacquainted. The blocks cut ont veneers or thin boards; which is fiuw userl in the nary are, we believe, done by means of a sharp instrument, all furnished by Mr. Isarabard, who ob- formning part of an engine which is fully


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described and represented in the speci- continues to force the carriage until the
fication. The cuirer may be made veneer is entirely separated; be theu
of a single piece; thougli, in the moves back the carriage with the assista
figures attached to the legal instrument, ance of the same wheel, and prepares
it is represented as being composed of for another cut by elevating the table as
several pieces or plates of steel, held to- much as possible. This is accomplished
gether and fastened by meaps of screws. by turning a spindle with the sequizile
These pieces or places of steel can be liand!cs.
pushed out in proportion as they are
worn down. The frame forms a slider MR. D. 2. RANDOLPH'S (PEATHERSTONE.
which noves along two strong rails, ex- BUILDINGS, HOLBORX), .for Improve-
tended by means of brackets along each ments in the Construction of Wheel.
side of a pipe, with which they form a Curriuges of vul kinds.
solid body. This pipe, having a fianch The specification explanatory of this
at each extremity, is fastened to two invention, is exceedingly minute and
standards, which are strongly bolted long; drawings are given to facilitate
through their base to a platform. Hie the understanding of the objects which
frame or slider is connecied by ineans of the patentee means to accomplish, and
a rod to the machinery, hy which it is to which are applicable to the construction
be put and kept in motion. The part of of wheel.carriages of every description,
the engine which carries the wood, is from the mail-coach to the wagyon We
composed, (1) of a cast-iron bed bolted have also a description of a “roall-scribe
to the platform; the upper edge of each per and cartl-porter," for the purposes
side of this bed terminales into a project- of scraping loose maiter, and removing
ing angular rail: (?) a cast iron frame, the loose cartii after having been prepared
or carriage, intended to slide on the bed for the purpose by ploughing or digging,
by the assistance of a screw and rack, in buth cases made to collect and carry
This sliding motion of the carriage, guider off the same. The edge of the scraper
by two clamps, is to propel elle woud is connected with a lever behind, which
towards the cutter.

Wlien the veneer serves to prevent it from being stopped or thin board has been separa:ed froin or obsiructed in its progress. That end the piece of wood, by the operation of of the lever projected behind the front the cutter, the carriage is removed back, axle, is furnished with a hook, and is in order w clear the wood froin under otherwise su contrived, that when the the cutter. The piece of wood is tien pole is pulled back to its proper level, to be elevated, proportionally to the the scraper is lifted up and contains the thickness of the veneer which is next to earth and other matter to be removed, he cut, by means of a parallel motion. To make the edge pass more freely over The patentee gives a description of the stubborn unevennesses in the road, when structure of the table, and observes, it scraping tip any liquid or semi-liquid is obvious that the cutter, whether long matter, there are friciiou rollers on whicha or short, requires to be kept perfectly the instrument moves. The upper and flat and true, with respect to the propels back part of the scraper is tirniy aitached ling motion of the carriage, and the pa.

to the bind axle-tree, upon which as a rallel motion of the slider, and also very fulcrum the lever rests; this aids the sharp: To obtain these points a lap is operation of lifting up the load, which added to the engine, opon which the is kept lified up by simply resting a cutter is to be ground when requisitc. cominon hand-spike upon the wongue The frame of the lap is supported by lover across the union angle, and laying means of two steady pins let into upriglies: the cimus passing near the points over it is elevated or lowered at pleasure, by each end of it: thus the load will bare the assistance of screw's: the lap is been simply collected by one perso: ein. brought under the cutter by sliding back playedi ni the lever, and another driving the carriage as much as is necessary. The ihe cattle, and is preserved sutticiently engine is thus managed :— The pieces of elevated, and ready to be pulled away wood to be cut into veneers are placed or and dischargedd. Tre floor of the scraper fastened on the table by means of cement is of cast iron, leaving channels and tules or glue. The slider being supposed in in the same for the passage of water or motion, the workman attending the ene other liquid malier. The wheels and gine, adjusts at first the table to a proper axles of this machine are to be of certain degree of elevation, and propels the car- proportions as described in die specifi. riage by the assistance of a wheel: guided cation. The sides of these per are of by the apparent effect of the cuiter, die woud, raised in like manner as any othis


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[May 1, sides of waggons and carts. Mr. R. keeps the pivot of the roller tight. When makes use of the power of the lever and the blind is to be taken down, the button wedge in the construction of all artillery is to be puslied out of the potch, and as carriages,

others with four the button is drawn along the slit, the wieeis.

bracket will slide out and release the

pivot. JAMES DARRON'S (WELLS-STREET), for Improvements in the zippurutus used MR. JOIN FREDERICK ARCHBOLD'S(GREAT for Rollers for ll'indow Blinds, Maps, CHARLOTTE-STREET, SURRY), for a gic.

Niethod of conrerting Salı or Sea-a'uter In a figure given with the specification, into Fresh-wuter, both on Land und or We have a front view of a window blind board of Ship at Sea. or roller inap when fixed in its place. This invention is intended to produce The brackets are fastened to the latlı, pure fresh water froin sea-water by dise and suspend the roller by pivots or coni- tillation, on a principle of filtration, cal sockets, which are preferred as pro- For this purpose stills of a new construcducing less friction. The bracket is a tion are used, each of which has an out. spring fastened on the top of the lath, ward case of metal; between the interior the use of which is to keep the blind to sides and bottom of which, and the exteany part of the window where it is drawn rior bottom and sides of the still, a space to. It is regulated or made to act with is left vacant: but the still is inserted into more or less force by a wedge wbich cau- the case in such a manner that there ses it to raise the roller, and to press the shall be no egress for the steam from the pulley more or less against an iron or metal case, except by a safety valve. The plate, fixed to the under side of the lath. head and neck are atfixed to the still; The wedge moves in a slanting bed, sunk thus, the water in the cases, not having in the top of the lath under the spring, the pressure of the atmosphere, will rise and crosswise to it. The wedge is ino. much beyond the boiling heat, and make ved backwards and forwards by a screw the stills, which are inscried in them, let through the edge of the laih, which boil also; and there being no egress for causes the wedge to rise above the sur- the steam from the case, except by the face of the lathi, and bear up the spring safety-valve, a small fire will suffice to with it. The blind being drawn down- keep up this degree of heat. From that wards, the pressure of the pulley against part of the case which comes in immedithe lach produced by the spring bracket, üle contact with a fire, a flue may be in. prevents the weight of the blind from serteil, which, making some horizontal running it down. In like marmer, when revolutions along the bottoni, may pass the blind is to be rolled up, by pulling the out into the chimney. The back also of line, the spring being then drawn down, the fire place can be a narrow boiler, the pressure of the pulley will be removed, which may communicate with the cases and the blind rolls up freely to any height of the still. When pertoined on board desired; for by ceasing to pull the line, of ship a reservoir of salt water is placed the spring immediately presses the pulley upon the deck of the vessel, through against the plate, which stops all farther which the chimney of the fire inay pass motion. The line winds jound a small and impart its beat; and from thence spindle, between two circular plates, in pipes, having a cock attached to each, the usual manner. The bracket may be lead into the cases and stills for the pure fixed in the under side of the lath, and pose of their supply. From the necks of contrived to slide outwards, in order to the stills, pipes are brought conducting withdraw the pivot, and allow the roller the steam into vessels for cooking proto be taken down at pleasure, for clean- visions. The range has two metal doors ing or preserving the blinds. The in front, each of which is attached by bracket slides between a metal plate and hinges to iron bolts: these bolts fit inió the lath, and it is retained to ihe plate staples affixed in the side of the range, at the outer end by a staple; and the end so that when the fire is not wanted for of the bracket has: bution which slides cooking, it can be enclosed by these through a slit in the plate, and keeps that doors; but when required, the doors cau end of the bracket steady. The slit has be drawn out the length of the bolts, fiia notch in the side, at the inner extre- ting into the staples at the side of the mity, into which the button is forced by range, and forni a screen, between wbich a spring that mores the end of the bracket and the tire, the meat can be roasted. sideways winga it is drawn in, and this for the purpose of condensing sleam on


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board of ship, the tube containing it may MR. WILLIAM MURDOCK's (sora FOUN. pass through the ship, and along any DRY, STAFFORD), for a Method or Proe part of the outside of it which lies imine- cess for Buring anıt Forming Pipes, diately in the water, and again entering (ylinders, Columns, und Circular the ship, il discharges the condensed was Disks, out of Solid Blocks and Slubs ter into the vessels designed for its recep

of Stone of any

kind. tjon; after the sea-water has been dis. This is a very neat and economical intilled in this manner, it is passed through vention. By the usual method stone a filtrer, consisting of a small cylindrical cylind pillars, pipes, &c. are cut out, case, made of tin or other metal, and by the chisel, and all the substance exa being filled with pounded charcoal, each cepting that immediately wanted is chipend is stopped by a circular cover, per- ped off in small and useless pieces; but forated with holes, fine enough to prevent Mr. Murdock's method enables the the charcoal from passing through. One workinan to form the pipe by cutting end of this case is inserted into a cask out of the block a complete and perfect alsı partly filled with pounded charcoal, cylinder; thus from the same stone sereand the water being poured into the cask, ral pipes of different sizes inay be made filters out through the case.

with the smallest possible waste.


It is not every

Wben Day bas smil! a soft Farewell." A is particularly easy and unlaboured in its fuvourité Glee, as surg at sbe Hall Concert, melody, and the general effect is at once at Norwich. 1s.

agreeable and appropriate to the words. T'S THIS glee, the words of which are “ Poor Flora,” a Canzonet, written by Mr.

from the poetical pen of lord Strang- Rannie. Composed by J. Ross. 15. ford, is agreeable in its air; and the adjustment of the harmonical parts (four in lody of “ Poor Flora,” will not fail to

The natural and easy turn of the me. number) is regular and correct.

attract the favourable notice of the lovers "Just like Love is yonder Rose." The favourite of simple composition. The air is acRondo, sung by Mr. Brabam, at the Tbea. companied with a distinct piano-forte tres Royal Covent-Garden and Drury-lane. Arranged as a Glee for three Voices, by the part, and the commencing and introduce Compriet, Jén Davy. 2s 6d.

tory symphonies, are at once pleasing and

analagous. We have always been among the ad

The Forest Maid," a favourite Song, with an mirers of this pleasing and original rondo, in its primitive and natural state of a

Accompaniment for ibe Piano-forie. Coma

posed, and inscribed to W. Sainsbury, M.D., single melody; but cannot lend our ad

by 7. M. Coombs. 1s. miration to the shape in which Mr. Davy here presents it to us.

This ballad has been sung with consiair, however captivating in itself, that derable applause at the Bath concerts. properly admits of vocal harmonization ;

The melody is of a cast to affect gene. and we wonder the talent which gave rally, because its expression is that of birth to the melody, should not be ac

nature; and the bass and construction, companied with judgment sufficient to

are at the same tiine so good, as to meris avoid the positive perversion of its nature.

the approbation of the scientific. " The Wbite Rose." Composed by Jobn Clarke,

The Lay of Love," a Sing, written by 7. L. Mus. Doch 1s.

Lewis, esq. Composed by Dr. Juba Clurke,

of Cambridge. 1s. 60. “ The White Rose," opens with a short but expressive recitative. The air Love" a very pleasing and expressing ine

Dr. Clarke has given to “ the Lay of to which it leads is of a masterly cast, lody. The ideas in the music, like those and gives the sentiment of the poetry in the poetry, are simple, natural, and (which is by Miss Seward) with truth and connected, and bring the tale and its sie force.

tuations interestingly to the beart. Will witb a Wisp," a favourite Ballad, Moxart's celebrated Overture so Don Juan, written by Mr. G. Walker, Composed by

arranged as a Duett for two Performers, for Johr Wbitakst. 1s. 6d.

one Piano forte, by I. Blewitt. 4s. This song, to which Mr. Whitaker has This strikingly excellent overture, from attached a piano-foriè accompaniment, the nature of its orchestral arrangeinent, MONTHLY Mac. Noi 198,

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Monthly Retrospect of the Fine Arts. [May 1, is well calculated for the form in which gested not to rank above mediocrity, while Mr. Blewitt here presents it to the pub- the general etfect reflects credit on Nr. bic. The conversational style of the ori Burrowes taste and judgment. ginal is, we find, well sustained: the two

Sonata for tbe Piano forte. Composed and is parts support a mutual correspondence scribed to Miss Banbury, by N. Rolfe. 45. and reiteration; and the counbined effect argues much judgment for adjustments bited much taste and fancy. The more

Mr. Rolfe, in this sonata, bas exbi. of this species.

ments (tbree in number) are ingenious Per la loutananza di Lidia, Ode alla Luna, in themselves, and calculated to greatly Composizione estemporanea del celebre Impro relieve each other. Many of the pas. visatore, Francesco Gianni, Posta in Musica dedicata a Mrs. Biancbi da Bonifuxio Asioli

, sages have inuch air of originality, and are Maestro di Cappella della Corte Reale di so connected, as to run into each other

with remarkable smoothness. In a word, Milano. Ss.

the general style of the piece is such as Mr. Asioli, in bis music to this ode, to be reputable to the composer, and has exhibited his power of entering into will, we doubt not, secure to it the fathe passionate feelings of his author, vourable attention of practitioners on and of following up his ideas and expres- the instrument for which it is intended. sions with a suitable sweetness and

grace of melody. The truth and force with A New Duett for ebe Harp and Piano-forte, s which most of the passages accompany

two Harps. Composed and dedicated to Mise

Beckett, by Thomas Powell. 56. the poetry, are powerful evidences of the composer's sensibility, while tbe arrange

This duett consists of three more. ment and combination evince both his nients; the first in common time of three taste and science.

crotchets, the second an andantino in

two crotchets, and the third a rondo in A Duett for two Performers on ore Pianoforte. Composed and dedicated to tbe Mrs.Purtridges,

two crotchets. The introductory move by J. F. Burrowes.

ment is spirited, and characterised by This duett, considering that the whole The passages in the second, if not re

much pleasing and improving execution. is comprised in one movement, is tole- markably novel, are elegant, and tasterably variegated in its effect. It would, fully arranged, while vie rondo, espeperhaps, be going too far to allow it much cially in its subject, is strongly attractive, of the merit of original conception : the and concludes the composition with ada plan of the moveinent is however good; iwirable etfect. and some of the ideas are too well suge


MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Use of all Ners Prints, Communication of Articles of Intelligence, &c. are

requested under Cover to the Care of the Publisher. Exbibition of ibe Works of British Artists, ir 91 and 96- Are two excellent fance

she Gallery of .be Britisk bastitution, 'all- miniatures, by Haines, whose breadth of Mall.

effect, depth of colour, and painter-like (Continued from page 271.) 83. “ Speak mber Hamle!," (vide Closet Scene,

fecling of composition, sets bira aboreibe

cominun rank of miniature painters. Hamler.) 3. 7. Hails. YO

102. Aged . this and other specimens, he is sutlici

d. R, A. ently advanced in art to go alone, and leave

A pretty domestic subject, paimed the leading-strings of his master Fuseli. with that delicacy that distinguishes this If this is painted as a partici, it is an artist's style. excellent deception, but all Mr. H.'s pictires (except portraits) are so arrantly 116.

Greenwich Hospieal, (Mersing.} G. Fuseliesque us to destroy that opinion.

Arnald, With those powers of chiaroscuro, bold- This view of one of the grandest ness of foreshortening, and vigor of one subjects for the pencil that the neigh dine, that he possesses, he certainly should bourhood of London atlords, is drawn attempt to form a style of his own, with truth, and coloured with riche

'ness; the acrial perspective is well

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