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gregate increase of the appropriations of the
present session beyond the estimate of the
Washington, July 13, 1832.
The following statement shows the number of members of the House of Representatives and electors of President, to which each State is entitled, under the new apportionment; also the number of electors at the hast election, I the States being arranged according to representative population.
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Carolina being the only State where they to
not chosen by the people,
at intervals of five minutes by the table spoonful. The Cholera is a disease of stages—it never comes without notice; the first, or premomitory stage is easily, safely, & completely cured by three drops of camphor. Taken in time, you will not have the second or dangerous stage; and even in collapse it is the only sure remedy. “Let no one having bowel complaint think it will go over harmlessly. It may, but there is danger, perhaps death, in the contingency. The three drops of camphor will compel it to go off without injury ninety-nine times in a hundred. I can testify personally to the truth of these statements.” The following is from the letter of Dr. Channing, of New York, on the same subject. * Let it not be imagined that the validity of this statement rests upon the assertion of one or ten individuals. it is a statement which courts the investigation of every unprejudiced mind, and which will be sustained by the voices of at least five hundred impartial witnesses of the efficacy of the camphor treatment. Let those who still doubt, and who are affected with any of the usual premonitory symptoms, make trial of one to three drops only of the unmixed spirits of camphorin a little water, repeated at intervals of an hour or two, for a few hours only, carefully avoiding improper diet, all other medicine, and especially every form of opium, and experience may convince them that cholera in this stage is readily obviated without the aid of a physician.
reon. The Br. r. MERCANTILE ADVERTISER, We have read a pamphlet of 58 pages, being “Observations on the Yellow Fever,” by Dr. Plantou. It appears by this pamphlet that Dr. Plantou was the first to use charcoal in the cure of Yellow Fever. From the effect produced externally by charcoal, Dr. P. concluded that it might be internally employed as an antiseptic, or anti-gangrenous medicine—it has answered the object proposed, and we find charcoal, prepared accroding to Dr. Plantou's directions, very successfully administered. In the pamphlet before us, we find the Yellow Fever, the Plague, and the Cholera Morbus spoken of as diseases having much affinity, and that similar remedies are applied to all three diseases. The Doctor's remarks on caloric and cold, and on electricity and magnitism are interesting. This pamphlet was written in 1822 and addressed to our Board of Health, in October of that year’ while the Yellow Feaver was raging here. Dr. Plantou has just published a circular referring to the publication above named, and recommends his remedy more . specifically to the present epidemic. We have heard it spoken of by medical men, in terms of commendation, and therefore make the followtng extract from the circular before us. “At the first attack of the cholera, two ounces of pulverized charcoal ought to be ad. ministered, diluted with about four table spoonsful of molasses, and about a pint of limewater,
or simple water if the other be not at hand. The mixture ought to be well stirred up, so as to facilitate the deglutition of the charcoal— it may be divided into two draughts—soon after two ounces of castor oil ought to be given to the patient, say a quarter of an hour or half an hour after the first administration of the charcoal, Two ounces of powdered charcoal prepared in the same manner as before, to be administered ; a table spoonful every quarter of an hour, and alternately administer a spoonful of sweet oil, or melted lard, every half hour. It is not blindly that the undersigned has made choice of the lime-water for the cure of the yellow fever, but because that substance is known to be the most powerful anti-inetic and anti-septic, that it decomposes carbonic acid, that it is the test of recognizing after death whether corrosive sublimate has been swallowed, and it precipitates it. It is for those reasons that he has employed it in the yellow fever, and that he recommends it as the best drink during the whole attack of the cholera morbus. It may be sweetened with lemon syrup or molasses; ice may be advantageously employed to cool that drink. He will add that frictions with camphorated sweet oil on the neck, breast, and abdomen of the patient, as well as under the armpits, will no doubt contribute to save the life of the patient. Small clysters of oil or melted lard with a strong decotion of linseed may also be administered with good effect. The only stimlants that with safety can be employed in the disease, are blisters or rather rubefacients, to the legs and thighs and other external parts. He is of opinion that no emetics, no vio. lent purgatives, nor stimulants of any sorts should be employed in cholera; as for bleeding, he will ask if any physician would resorte to it in case of poisoning, or highly putrid diseases? Has not Dr. Broussais of Paris, dcclared in his lectures on the cholera, that the blood in that disorder turned soon to the consistence of cure rent jelly?” It will pe remembered by our readers, that a stranger mysteriously moved through the streets of Montraal, and by the accounts in the papers, effected miraculus cures, without reward, administering pulverised charcoal, melted lard, and sugar, mixed together. We think Dr. Plantou’s pamphlet, and his recipe worthy of attention.
The CHOLERA. Extract of a letter to the Editor of the Pennsylvania Inquirer, dated Dataort, July 22, 1832. Dear Sir: The cholera can no longer be said to exist in this city. The steamboats have recommenced running between this and Buffalo. The commerce of the lakes and the business of the town are reviving. Yet, great mischief has been done to both, and to the improvements of Detroit, by the exaggerations which have been circulated concerning the disease, |and the absurd quarantine regulations which were adopted to prevent its introduction or ex
tension, but which were abandoned in a few days, the doctrine of contagion being com. pletely discarded. The latest intelligence from General Scott, still at Chicago, is to the 18th instant, inclusive. The cholera was rapidly subsiding among the troops. Lieutenants Gustavus Brown, and McDuffie, had died of it. Only two or three É. soldiers, in addition to those mentioned eretofore, had died. The citizens had not been infected. General Scott had determined on marching with the well troops and volunteers that might reach Chicago by the close of this month, or before that time. Letters from General Atkinson are up to the 11th, inclusive. He had still been unable to reach the Indian enemy. Yours, truly, JOHN NORVELL. The Norfolk Beacon says: In Portsmouth, the deaths from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive were 21, since which we learn three or four have been added to the num ber. In Norfolk the deaths since Thursday have been three by this new and alarming epidemic, which is generally believed to be the Asiatic cholera, or the same fatal disease which has prevalled in New York for several weeks past with such fearful destruction to human life. Its ravages in this quarter have been confined to the colored people, with a few exceptions in Ports. mouth, viz., Mr. Thomas, an overseer, who having just recovered from diarrhoea, indulged freely in iced liquors, while overheated; a man by the name of Keith, notoriously of intemperate habits, and a marine soldier at the Navy Yard Barracks. In Norfolk the death have been so far entirely confined to the colored people. In most of the cases in Portsmouth, we understand the blacks are known to have eaten of West India or domestic fruit, pine apples, watermelons, &c. and in Norfolk, some who have died, have eaten heartily of water melons a short time before their attack. The citizens of Portsmouth had a meeting yesterday morning, and laid the town off into wards, for the purpose of a thorough cleansing and purification of all its streets and avenues.They, doubtless, will see the propriety of furnishing a daily accurate report of the new cases and deaths, to guard against the mischievous ef. fects of exaggerated statements going abroad. NEw York, Aug. 1.-New cases 92; deaths 41. Brooklyn, Aug. 1.-Newcases 35; deaths 7. stark Prison, at Sing Sing, July 26.-New cases 9; deaths 4; remaining 52. Dernorr, July 26.—Our city is now free from any malignant or alarming disease. Pouangzepsie, Aug. 1.-Only two new cases during the last week, and these half a mile from the centre of the village. Total deaths 6. Mount PLEAs ANT, Westchester co. N. Y.During the past week there have been, in this village, two deaths of decided malignant cholera. PHILADELPHIA, August 1.-New cases 21 ; deaths 8. The Norfolk Beacon states that no new cases
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We observe that the public prints of various parts of the Union are teeming with renunciaions of Jacksonism, by former friends and opporters of the President, whose election, it was so sanguinely anticipated, would result in
* o restoring our republican institutions to their o original purity. And what has brought this to
pass 2 To what cause are we to attribute the fact, that a party once so formidable for its worth, talent, and numbers, has triumphed in vain–its victory amounting to a defeat, and its patriotic exertions rendered vain and nugatory, while its place has been usurped by a shameless, heartless pack, continually prating of patriotism, but having no other incentive than the lust of office—the spoils of victory, as they impudently term it? To what malign influence are we to ascribe the unprecedented darkness of our political atmosphere? These are grave questions, which it becomes the peopie seriously to ponder on. The elections are approaching; and to a sincere lover of his country, uninfluenced by hopes of rewar!, and despising alike the spoils of victory and the tricks of the trading politician, by which they - are obtained, it is melancholy to look back some four or five years, and contrast the state o- of feeling exhibited then, with the gloomy o otebodings of the present day. What was the state of parties then, and what are they now What was promised by a successful termination of the last Presidential contest, and what has been gained It is in vain to look back on the ast; but bitter experience compels us to turn our eyes to the suture. We must, per force, ask ourselves what is to be gained by the reelcetion of the present incumbent Economy in the expenditures of public money, and increased accountability in the public agents No. Nothing, on this head, was ever charged against the last administration, that does not, with equal force, apply to this, Shall we see our national legislation brought back to those legitimate objects contemplated by the Constitution, and by this means escape the longers which have, in the language of the President, osprung from their abandonment, and the adoption of such principles ashaye arroyed section against section, interest against interest, amon against man, in a fearful commonium, which threatens to shake the soundations of our Union to Far from it. The miserable inconsistency to rejected he appropriations for the Moyole and Rockville ournpikes, on sanctioned Whe enous oppositions for similar objects in the bill of to eson–t at vetoed the appropriation or to creek, an important connecting link in the great thin of communication between
the northern and southern extremes of the
Union, and sanctioned the appropriation for the Borwick branch of the Piscataqua river; that rejected the charter of the present bank, (not on constitutional grounds,) and recommended a worse one, renders any hopes that the President will lend his hand to such a work, en: tirely delusive shall we, in the event of his re-election witness “the correction of those abuses that have brought the patronage of the
federal Government in conflict with the freedom of elections, and the counteraction of those causes which have disturbed the rightful course of appointments, and have placed or continued power in unfaithful or incompetent hands”? Look to the profligate Courier and Enquirer, of New York, openly conducted by Mordecai M. Noah, the surveyor of that port, who devotes the time and talents paid for out of the
public purse to “electioneering, (as he has openly boasted.) for-General Jackson. Wit. ness the electioneering letters of Elijah Hayward, Commissioner of the General Land Öf. fices, and of the wretched ingrate who acts in the capreity of scullion for the kitchen cabi. met, and then pause and ask if the “task of reform is not inscribed on the list of Executive duoes in coaracters too legible to be overlooked” Witness the coarse and vulgar abuse heaped on the second officer of the Government, and the upright and independent members of the Senate, by a venal pack of office holders, and by authority presses, for dating to place their moral and constitutional obligations in opposi tion to the will of the would-be autocrat W mess the efforts of the President himself, notoeven attempted to be concealed, to appoint his successor. But enough of the sickening detail. Where now are the original supporters of Gen. eral Jackson who contended to measures, not. men; for principle, not the “spoils of victory;” | and without whose agency he never would have been elected? Where now the enthusiason that was wont to clothe him with the mantle of the great apostle of hoerty? These ques. tions are easily answered. His supporters now are those who are bound together by so principle, have no feeling in common but a base. subserviency to power, and no bond of Union save interest alone.
Among those whose ardent devotion to the principles which brought General Jackson into power, none were more active and influential, hao our adopted fellow citizens from the Ene. old Isle owe intend no disparagement to the *ative Americans, in whose veins runs the blood of the sages and heroes of the revoluion, when we hazard the doubt, if even they are more warmly stoched to the great truths
roclaimed in our bill of rights, thin the counP -
Such may be the creed of the Jackson
RENUNCIATIONS The Miffling Eagle, lately to published in Lewistown, so ". the cause of the Administration | Items of pool Solomon G. Krepps, a member of to sylvania Senate, to whom a loo the President, was addressed solo nomination of Gen. Jackson by has abandoned the solicito conviction of its hostility to the gro o that State. His influence is cont