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| deserving the attention of the histo- in a snare laid for the purpose; on
rian, nor the observations of the continuing the same kind of sq' allpolitician.
ing, the female soon follows her mare, This Dutch hero, is thus described and is entrapped in the like manner. by an English writer, who appears
Of Fishing to have no high opinion, either of
Fish are caught in his abilities, or temper. “ He was
Bengal, by a prince of great vigour of mind,
placing a bundle of rushy bushes or firmness of temper, and intrepidity
bavins in the warer over night; also, of spirit; but ungracefilin his per on
by surrounding a large extent of and address, cold in his manner, and
À shallow water witu mars, and then dri, silent, and solitary in his lill
contracting the space 'till hand nets
can be used with effect. mour."
Small fish are caught in small ri. To a happy concurrence of circumstances, and a teady perseverence
vulets or lakes, in Bengal, by making in his plans, rather than to any extra
a noise with small bells or sticks, in ordinary talents, either in a civil or
one boat, and driving the fish by military capacity, he owed that high mal
that means towaro's another. reputation, and extensive influence,
Of Fowling. which he so long enjoyed among the Small birds are taken by fowlers, princes of Christendom. He was, by fixing one hollow and very slender however, an able politician, and a reed into another ra:ber thicker, (like food soldier, though not a great com- he joints of a fishing rod,) touched
with bird-lime, that into a third, and so on, till the first be long enough, by being insinuated among the boughs
with a quick motion, to touch the Of the stort of the field in Hindustan, bird aimed at. Or a small arrow, or
clay ball, is put into a long tube, and The men of rank and fortune the bird struck with it by a blast frorn amongst ihe native of Hindustan, the mouth. Or they are killed with beidis falconers, fowlers, fishermen, a pellet bow which is a common bow huntsmer and gang of gapie-keep- with two strings, separated by a small ers, for the chase, and other different slender bit of stick, near which is sor, enteriain also persous versed fixed a bit of leather to receive the in the practice of catching animals peilet. The aim of this instrument by alluremeni, disguise, ensnaring, is more certain than that of any abushi ftulation, and other stra. other misile weapoll. tagems and devices, wherein are em- Wild foul are caught in Persia, plorer a considerabe nurnber of dif- by persons who go in the night near ferent iostruments and implements of marshy ru by places, and display on enticement, constraint, invitation, and a sudden many lights on the stern of infatuation.
the boats; then ringing small bells, Amongst others, when they are desi. the birds are frightened, and fly rous of taking jackall alive, two men into their very hands. approach tlieir holes or covert, and Wild ducks, and other water fowl, begin mirnicking the cries or the are caught in Hindustan by people voung ones, while they gambol and wading or swimming he lakes, either pisy about: this yelpig noise inveigles with an earihen pot over their heads, ine male, who advancing, is entargied or the artificial representation of a
duck, duck, tashicned so as to put on like a cord, just hanging over ile upper a cap; by which contrivance they end of the slit. 4th. To the other get close enough to geese, widgeon, end of this cord, which is about one teal, &c. to pull them by the feet foot in length is tied a small round under the water, till they have filed a stick, not quite the third of an inclı girdle made of netting, or tied or thick, and six inches long. 5th. One. iwisted one of their wings, so as to third down the slit is a small peg, let them float, without hazarding their which passes through the slit of the escape, upon the surface of the water. square stick, in the middle, transAnd this they effect without much versely. 6th From the top of the disturbance among the rest of the small round stick depends a small fiocks on the lake; and so easily, Aat pin, two inches long, by a string, and in such abundance, as to afford one foot in lergih. 7th. There is a them for a penny or three-halfpence small string tied rather loosely over a-piece.
the square stick, and also a very thin Of Hunting.
slight bit of bamboo, one inch long,
and the tenth of an inch broad; to In order to destroy the rhinoceros, the middle of which is fastened a green when he ravages the corn and her silk or cotton thread, about seven feet bage, pil-falls are made; but they are long, to be employed as hereafter seldom caught alive, except when directed. 8th. A long barbed arrow young.
is prepared, and the point medicated
separate square stick with the loop most common are, a large trap (oot up-wards, and the point towards the uplike a rat-trap) bated with a live bow; put the string of the bow under kid, caged at one end of the trap, and the loop. thus secured from seizure. Or a large 21. Put the end of the small round bamboo bow is stretched oposite the stick through the loop, and a little way animal's accustomed haunt, armed into the hollow of the slit. with a long barted arrow. A small 3rd. Convey the small flat pin, first thread is then laid across the track, und r the peg which crosses the slit, communicating with the bow string, aud then push the upper end of it a which, whenever it is hampered or con- little back, over the peg. tracted, discharges an arrow with a 4th. Place the point of the small violence that seldom fails to pierce Alat pin upon a string tied rather and to destroy ils object.
loosely over the square stick for that Of he Tiger Bow.
purpose, so as slightly and temporarily First direcrion. This bow consists, to rest upon it. Ist, of a strong bamboo, about six 5th. Stretch the bow with the feet long and half an inch thick, with a square stick tus prepared; the upper small rove for a string. 21, Of a euid whereof then notches into the separate stick, about one inch square string, and the other rests firmly upon and two and a half feet long; two the inside of the bow itself. opposite sides whereof are cut ihirouzh, 6:4. Then place the bow in a bush, from the wpper end, two thirds of the or grass, on cross sticks (formed to way down. This slit is in the middle, support it,) two feet from the ground, and one-third of an inch wide. 3rd. on one side of the path frequented A loop is fastened to the slit stick, dy by tigers, wolves hyænas, &c.
7th. That barbed arrow is to be tiger, (whose eyes, when either en. laid exactly in the direction of the raged, or keen or eager for prev, appear square slit stick, with its notch in the as if emiting scintillations,) they seem bow string.
enchanted, look seadfa tly at their 8th, Remove the string whereon enemy, and keep gradually and reguthe small Aat pin temporarily rested, larly approaching, till within his reach, and substitute the slight bit of bamboo when he springs upon and devours above mentioned in its stead..
them. For tigers and other animals
of the feline species, seldom puersuie 9th. Carry the green string across
their prev, not being very fleet, but the path, and tie it slightly to a bush,
usually lie in ambush for it. Birds or grass, on the other side.
anu other animals are known in like On any wild beart touching the manner to be facinated by serpents, string, it draws away the bit of ban- whose eyes generally Aash vibrations of boo which supported the point of vivid light. Of this bewitching the fat pin; the pin immediately power in tigers wie mountaineers of Aies up from the peg, which occasions Hindustan avail themselves, particuthe small round stick to give way; larly in the allurement of peacocks. that of course looses the string of tlie Upon a light bamboo frame, of the bow, which forces away the arrow dimensions of six feet by four, they directly forward, and drives, at the fa ten a slight painted canvas, coloured same time, the square slit stick back and streaked like the skin of a tiger, wards, the whole thus operating, arid with a hole near the rop; concealed at once tumbling to pieces.
by this screen, they plantit near a Rock “ The Arabs," says Dr. Shaw, do ot peacocks, and opposite to the sun. As 46 not spring game with dogs, but, soon as theoirds perceive the coloured shading themselves with a piece of canvas, they advance towards it, somecanvas, stretched upon two reeds, into times bristling up their crests, wings, the shape of a door, they walk through and tails, till the sportesman, pointing avenues where they expect to find it. his gun through the hole, shoots them The canvas is usually spotted, or with unerring aim. painted with the figure of a leopard;
0;' critching Eliphants. and, a little below the top, there is one There are two merbods practised in or more holes for the fowler to look the provinces of Tipperah and Silhet through, and see what passes before (east of Chittagong,) to catclı elehim. Quails, and such like birds as phants. One is by Three or four tame feed in flocks, will, upon sight of the males ones, (bred fot the purpose,) a canvas, stand still and look astonished. female, and a young clephant, led to the This gives a sportsman an opportunity borders of a forest,' where the wild of coming very near them, and ones, attracted by their cries, land then resting the canvas upon the often, pro
often, probably by their smeli,) come oround and directing the muzzle of near them, and are surrounded by the his piece though one of the holes,
tam eones, tilltwo or three of the riders, knocks down sometimes a whole dismounting, entangle their feet in covey of them.”
strong ropes, which they pin to the Instances of the same sort occur fre ground or fasten to trees till the priquently in Hindustan; but it is there soner becomes genıle and oiiedient. attributed, by the natives, to the force The other mode is to make a kecdah, of fascination; for they have observed, or inclosure, by encompassing a pretty that wheu deer or peacocks perceive a large space of ground near some spot
where elephants frequent, with stakes attended the fair to sell weavers reeds, and boughs interwoven, except two being a reed maker by trade, he had apertures opposite to each other; then not been but a short time exposing to send several females and young ones his goods for sale, when he was ad. to entice the males. When a suffi- dressed by one Mc.Loughlin a weaver, cient number are cullected, the females, and a yeoman, an inhabitant also of at a signal, or with drivers on their Newton Barry, Mc. Loughlin under backs, make immediately for the the pretext of buying, invited Murray keddah, and pass directly through it: to drink, they then in coinpany with the wild ones follow, but are prevented another weaver, Edward Kelly, of passing through by bars shoved be- Corragh, and two men of the name of iween, to intercept their proceeding Kereevan's proceeded to John Kinder's, further. When the whole are in, the who keeps a public house, in a part bars on the entrance side are also of Clonegall, called Johnstown, where closed, and the wild ones left a few they were joined in company by days with little or no food, till they Pait Kehoe, a black smith, after grow tame, which they soon do, being drinking for a short time, in Kinder's, in their nature docile and tractable. they adjourned to John Murphy's, (To be continued.)
another public house, where they took some drink, here the Kereevan's parted
them, when Murray, Mc. Loughlin Mr. Sheridan, in the English House
and Edward Kelly, went to one of Commons, on Spanish affairs,
James's another public house, where consented to withdraw his motion.
They continued until night, at which We fear that on the same subject, ::
time Kelly left them, after Kelly's Bonaparte's motions, will not be so easily withdrawn. Indeed that chief
departure, Murray and Mc. Loughlin a
paid the reckoning, and left the house, tain, is not much addicted to the
with an apparent intention of going questing of adjournment. While Mr. Sheridan, is preparing
to their homes, in Newton Barry, the Rehearsal of the Spanish Drama,
next morning Murray was found
dead, in a field belonging to Mr. Bonaparte it is feared, is performing the last aft.
ng Lacy, of Closegall, Distiller, a distance
y While Doctor Duigeran and Mr.
of about 400 yards from James's
house, the body was pierced with Percival, are insulting the Irish Ca.
above fifty wounds, apparently given tholicks, Mr. Yorke the secretary is advising the fortification of London.
by a bayonet, the head was severely
beaten, near the body lay a woodein One set of gentlemen are looking
yard, broken into three pieces, this for enemies, and the other prudently throwing up intrenchments. Hannibal
yard was known to be Mc. Loughlin's, defended Carthage, not by insulting
he having carried it, the whole of &
the fair day, and in every house, her friends, but by carrying the
e that he and Murray were drinking war, into the country of her enemies,
". in, and had it, in his hand when
leaving James's house, with the broken An account of a murder committed in yard, was found a shoe, that was Clonegall, County of Wexford. recognized, by a shoemaker who
had made it for Mc. Loughlin. At the fair of Clonegall in the year The cause that is thought, led to 18:11, a poor man of the name of the perpetration of the Murder, was Murray an inhabitant of Newton Barry, Murray incautiously shewing in the
fair where he and Mc. Loughlin is to have, or what dynasty, is to were drinking together, a considerable succeed the uniortunate Bourbons,all is sun of money, as this money, and studiously concealed from the public Murray's watch, were not found on both in France and Spain. the body, it evidently appeared that The English papers affect to he was robbed as well as murderedl. describe the Spanish nation hostile Mc. Loughlin appeared next day in in the most serious degree, to their Newton Barry, io his accustomed Gallic Victors, and anxious to throw manner about his business.
themselves under the all protecting Application was made to Mr. Egis, off red br British magnanimity. Woodroofe, of Gorey, who is coroner, We are assured, that the Spaniards, to attend at Clonegall, to have an so far froni regretting, the fail of inques', to this Mr. Woodroofe the throne, in the person of their paid no attention.
late deposed sovereign; feel the most The Rev. Mr. Brown and Captain lively sentiments of gratitude, for Carr, of Clonegall, had a Jury the aspect which Spanish energy. impannelled, who brought in a verdict industry and commerce, will assume of wilsul murder, against some person under the vigour ard talents, which unknown.
French manners, will communicate. Here the enquiry into this horrid Spain by nature, is designed 10 affair rested, Mc. Loughlin absconded, be one of the most favoured nations for a short time, but returned again, in the world, its superior climate as he aqprehended no danger from great extent, geographical position the higher ranks, in the Country, and population : want nothing, but presuining on his consequence as a an enlightened adminis'rañon of yeoman, and his activity as an ariel government, to place it, and its zealot, and the poor who would wish people in the highest, political and to institute an enquiry before a commercial atitude. court of criminal justice, dare not The imbecility and expensive go. offend their superiors, by attacking vernient that unhapily managed the a favorite champion of theirs. unfortunate Spaniard, with impairing
We hope this stateinent, which the public strength, and paralizing, we know to be correct, will be its entryies, rendered Sain and the noticed by his Majesty's law officers, Spanish name an object of contempi, that so sha "eful a suppression of ano'ng the nations of the globe. justice, may not be ailowel, to Thus dissolute courts, a proud and pass with impunity.
idle nobility, insulting and pliind ring their people, by the mori vexatious oppressions, and relentles avidiiv,
add to the national de radition, by State of Public Affairs, in June, 1808. giving a character to a people which
potning but the most gloomy and SPAIN.
abject statie of bondage, could imitate.
The rich and neglicted soil of Spain, THE affairs of this country re- where agriculiure was despised and main, in the most perfict ou curity. neulcéted, by the proud and sulky lords TheFrenchpapers furnish little towards of the soil, and the naked and brave informing ihe world, of its future men that carved on it, is a living pic: destiny, intended by the present French lure of the wickedness and weakness of ruler, or what form of government it the disc hargedmonarch, and his satalites.