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On the Bite of a Mad Dog. “ To prevent, therefore, all ill loss of substance, and the parts consequences arising from vulgar affected, determining the violence and common errors, the narure and of the symptoms, and the length of effects of this poifon on the animal time requisite for obtaining a cure, economy, the different methods of

according to the degree of fuppucure recommended in all times, and ration, and constitution of the pathe few cures performed, are can tient. didly to be examined, and mankind

6. Secondly, such is the fermenfreed, if possible, from that most tation raised in the blood, by the terrible reflection, tha: Providence passion of anger, that the moinenfhould bave permitted the whole tum of the circulation is greatly inanimal creation to be liable to so creased, and the secretion of the dreadful a disease, without pointing

saliva forced out, in a larger quanout, also, the means of cure.

tity, by the frequent pallation and có That this distemper is not ab compression of the blood vefrels. solutely incurable, many instances Such persons, or creatures, who are plainly prove; and Professor Boer.

lefs liable to sweat, have, generally, haave is of opinion, That, from a more copious discharge of urine; the examples already settled and but, in a violent fit of anger, the confirmed in the cases of other poi. urinary secretion is fufpended, fons, we ought not to despair of and they throw out large quantities finding out the proper antidiure for

of saliva, which appears the more this also.'

frothy, the more the person or ani" The author, before he proceeds mal is enraged, according to the to give an account of the symptoins velocity or circulation of the blood, occasioned by the bite of a mad which is sometimes increased to dog, thinks it not improper to ob such a degree, as to produce an serve,

higlı fever, attended with delirium 6. First, that wounds made by the and convulfions, and which, in bite of a person, in the height of

some instances, brings on an apo. anger, of enraged animals, or wild plexy, and death. beasts, are always attended with re “ Thirdly, That the faliva of a vere accidents : these are owing, as man, a horse, a monkey, and even Celfus declares, very properly, not of a dog, is not poisonous in a found to any particular poison in the ani

ftate ; nor even when they are promal, but to the violent laceration voked to anger, common experience and compression of the muscles, daily proves. The saliva is a thing nerves, tendons, vefsels, ligaments, transparent humour, which, heated and bones; particularly in the bite on the fire, doth not thicken, is free of a large dog, of an horfe, a wolf, from taste or smell, froths, when a bear, or any such sized creature, strongly Maken, and is a glandular whose tusks and teeth either squeeze juice separated from pure arterial and bruise the parts they lay hold blood, and cong sting of water, of, with so much force as to make a spirit, oil, and some falt. Now I deep wound, or tear away with ex thall only ask, says the author, whequisite pain, whenever their teeth ther it is not univerfally admitted, have not entered so deeply. The that medicinally the saliva, both of symptoms ariling from these bites, man and animals, have been recomare io che full, as violent as chose mended externally as detergents and which attend lacerated wounds, drvers? Is it not known that many occafioned by any blunt-pointed or persons have found benefit from rough instrument whatever; the training young dogs daily to lick


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333 foul ulcers, which no ointment ces; for the hounds pursuing them, could cleanse fo well? And Lord will lie at the mouth of the Maroon Bacon has long since taken notice caves for their prey, longer than of it as a common observation, the wretched tenants can remain that dogs are almost the only beafts within for want of food! which delight in fætid odours; The following is the substance whence their readiness to lick their of a debate in the House of Coin. own and other fores, may be ac mons, relative to the sending for, counted for : and there never was and employing the Spanish hunters known a single instance in wbich and blood-hounds against the Maroons, the faliva of a young dog, although in the island of Jamaica. . it has effectually acted as the most

HOUSE OF COMMONS. powerful detersive on ulcers, and

Feb, 26. has been received on those vlcers when bleeding, hath produced the

General M‘Leod thought be had least signs of madness, or hydropho

a statement of importance to subbia, merely because the dog was in

mit to the confideration of the a found state.

House and the Ministry. He had " No other symptoms, therefore,

read this day, in a paper, that the will arise after the bite of an an

Maroons of Trelawney town had gered person, or an enraged animal,

been hunied by blood - hounds such as an horse, a monkey, or a

brought from Cuba. The infordog, than will appear from a lace

mation states, “ Strange might the rated and contured wound violently

idea appear, but it is fact, we have compressed and torn."

imported from Cuba, one hundred (To be continued.)

b'ood-hounds, attended by twenty

Spanish chasseurs !" But gentleSPANISH BLOOD. HOUNDS! men would be best able to judge

from the perusal of the whole ine
O whom the merit of this formation alluded to:
Nine expedition may belong,

we know not; but certain it is,
that three packs of hounds, trained

The following Extract from a private to hunt the human footstep, are now

Letter, dated Kingston, 5th Janupursuing the chase of blood in the ary, gives a more particular AcMaroon country, in the island of

count of the Maroons than that

any Jamaica. They were brought over

has yet been published. from Hifpaniola, headed by fifty “ I dare say you have heard of Spanish hunters, armed with spears, our internal war with the Maroons who, on their arrival at Jamaica, of Trelawney town. We have declared, that they wanted no other laboured under the oppression of force to extirpate the whole Ma martial law since August last, and roon race !-- They accordingly went when it will cease, God only knows. out in pursuit of them, and had Last week, they made overtures of committed horrible carnage when peace, and requested three days the last dispatches left the island ! fruce to surrender,which was grantThe dogs kill, and suck the blood ed, and we entertained ourselves of all they overtake, and those mi. with the flattering hopes we should serable wretches, who may effect, foon again enjoy tranquillity. On by flight, a temporary escape, have tve contrary, the three days truce no other alternative than being afforded them an opportunity of Starved, or eventually torn to pie- f gaining every information respecte Vol. VII, No. XLII.




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Spanish Blood-hounds. ing our situation, &c. and they are transaction to the serious confidera. again' retreated farther into the

tion of Parliament, interested in woods than ever. Strange might the honour and humanity of their the idea appear, but it is a fact, we country. have imported froin Cuba, one Mr. Yorke faid, that it had been hundred blood-hounds, attended by common to use dogs in finding out twenty Spanish chatreurs, and they the haunts of the Maroons, mur. last Friday proceeded in the woods derers, and affaffins. If fuch a plan to hunt out and destroy the enemy. had been adopted merely for the It is the opinion of the people in purposes alluded to, without its general, they will have the defired application to the increase of hueffect.”

man carnage, it was not of such a “ Query, what effect will it have culpable nature as had been reon Mr. Wilberforce? I suppóle

presented; but Mr. Yorke reprohe shrinks at the idea of hunt. bated all such measures, founded in ing human flesh and blood, as he the apparent extreme of cruelty. ftiles them, with blood - hounds.

M. Fox was convinced, that it We all wish him present. We had

never was the intention of Governsevere duty during the Christmas ment to carry on war in such a bar. holidays, in keeping in and about barous manner as represented; but this town, that being the critical

the facts were of such a serious na. juncture to observe the dispositions

ture, that the honour of the counof the flaves; but I am happy to

try demanded an immediate investifay, they are universally well af gation. fected, and I never saw a quieter

The conversation was then dropt. Christmas: there is very little to be

March 21. dreaded from them. One half Kingston is in Trelawney; have

It was again refumed, when Gebeen there these three months my

neral M‘Leod wished, before he enfelf! have been in one expedition

tered into a detail of the business against Charlestown; they imme.

which he had given notice to bring diately lay down their arms.

forward, to say a few words, in or

der to wipe away fome afperfions 66 In addition to a number of fine

that had in print, and in conversati. fellows that have lost their lives,

on, been thrown out against him. it has cost the country above half a He had been accused of private mamillion Gince the commencement of lice to a noble lord (Balcarras) and the present unfortunate war. You

of hypocrisy, inasmuch as he was would scarcely credit that 500 of said to have introduced the subject these fellows could so long with

he was then entering upon, under stand upwards of sooo troops which

the mark of friendship to that noble are the number against them; they lord. He would declare that there got into the interior parts of the accusations were unfounded. He mountains, and it is impoffible to had long lived in habits of intimacy get at them. I suppose you are with the noble lord in question, and almost tired of reading; if not, I am could have no motive in charging almost tired of writing; so will him with any thing dishonourables conclude this subject by withing &

He would also absolve his Majesty's Speedy extirpation of them.”

ministers from all share in to disAfter a few observations, the graceful a tranfaction: and he had General recommended the horrid perceived, on his first mentioning

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335 it, that the Chancellor of the Ex wipe away the stains which would chequer was struck with horror. otherwise be as much attached to The first account he bad heard of his reign, as to that of former Mom the bufness was contained in a narchs of Spain. It did not appear newspaper, (an account not always that the war with the Maroops was to be depended upon) but he had a just one on the part of the Bri: since received a letter from Ja tish; the cause of it had not been maica, which stated, that one bune stated; but if it was just, such a dred blood - hounds had been mode of pursuing it was unjust. brought from the island of Cuba, It was laid down in Puffendorff, with a certain number of chasseurs Grotius, and other writers on the to hunt and destroy the Maroons, laws of nations, that no improper The writer of this letter stated, weapons nught to be used in war; tliat the hounds had been employed neither poison nor assassination, besuccessfully, and expressed his wifh cause the opposite parties must adopt that the Maroons might be soon Similar means of destruction, and exterminated, and that Mr. Wil that would lead to endless horrors. berforce might be there in order By the expedients in question, wę to be hunied also. From this cir furnished an example to the French cumstance it was evident that the who might also get blood-hounds, writer was not inimical to govern and then they would plead the ex. ment, and therefore more deserv. ample of England. His motion ing of credit, as he had no in would not go to throw any blame tereft in exaggerating facts. The upon officers; he would only move Maroons were free


with for the production of all the papers whom treaties had been entered and the information that has been into by the government of Jamaica, received by bis Majesty's Ministers, and therefore should not be hunted as to the mode of carrying on the in such a barbarous manner, but

war against the Maroons, in the treated like other enemies. The West Indies. hounds were the same race of ani. Mr. Dundas felt considerable difmals that had formerly been used ficulty in complying with the moby the Spaniards for the purpose tion of the Honourable General. of exterminating the Indians, with The war did not take place from whose field they used to feed their any injustice or oppression on the dogs, when they were committing part of Jamaica, which, ever fuce thole horrid and barbarous cruel.

the war began, had been in a state gies, at the mention of which every of borror and diftraction. Tie body must shudder, Those cruel Maroons issuing from their strong Spaniards used to feed their hounds fortreffis in the mountains, used to with the Aesh of Indians, to ac destroy the families of all those custom them to hunt thein with a planters who lived at the bottom keener appetite.

Such were the of the hilt; therefore every meamonsters that Englishmen were now fure was thought expedient which to imitate : and the sportsmen in might put an end to the alarm and these glorious chases were the Bri fufpense, that all laboured under, lish planters in Jamaica, and Britif while the militia of the country pflicers. The House frould inter were very few. He never understood pole on such an occasion, and his that the hounds had been employed Majefty should, by expressing bis in Cuba for the purpose that had disapprobation of the mealure, been ftated; he believed, the use

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Sporting Intelligence. made of them was to find out run. of their nation was whipped by the auay negroes, and not to do them

English for having fiolen a pig: any injury. He would object to a punishment which, according to the motion, because the ground on the treaties which subfifted between which it was made (the authority them and the planters, the latter o a fingle letter) was not sufficient';

had no right to inflict. That was and any information which the the origin of the war. The Ma. House could have on the subject rdons had been a people extremely must be lame and imperfect. useful, and it was the height of

Mr. Burham faid, that gentle impolicy, as well as cruelty, to en. men necd not go to Cuba to know deavour to exterminate them. what blood-hounds were. Gentle Mr. Barham said, they were murmen in this country had kept them derers, and a war of extermination to prevent their venison from being was necessary. ftolen; but he believed they had Mr. Courtney wilhed to know by been used in Jamaica only to disco what language dogs, which were ver the haunts of the Maroons, the sent to hunt men, should be taught object of the war with whom was not to hurt them. It was impossible to preserve the inhabitants of Ja

to prevent them from tearing in maica, their wives, and their chil.

pieces those whom they pursued. dren, from being murdered at At the time the dogs were landed night. It was no more a war than on the beach at Jamaica, one of such as might be supposed to be them seized a poor woman, a fol. carried on against plunderers and dier's wife, and fastened so in her robbers lurking in a forest, and felh, that they were obliged to kill when there was no other means of him with their bayonets before finding them out, this fhould have

they could get him away. The bien resorted ro. The rebellion of

Maroons did not exceed four hun. the Maroons was occafioned by one dred, and surely that number could of them having received a Night be defeated without having occafion punishment for an offence, upon to imitate the Spaniards, who must which the laws of England would ever be held in execration. have inflicted a most severe one.

General M Leod said, he never Mr. M. Robinson was for the mo would quit this subject until he tion.

should be assured that the blood. Mr. Sheridan said, it


hounds were removed from Ja. cnero he had heard any person maica. From the opposition made just fy the measure in question. The to his motion, he would for that Maroons were very few in number, time withdraw it. The motion and it was impossible that they could was accordingly withdrawn. have been so formidable as to justify the attacking them with blood. hounds. But it seemed as if mino

SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. rities were sometimes capable of making a strong resistance. It had been said, that the Maroons were

ILL they were a separate and indepen. dent people? The cause of for a considerable wager, to pick entering into a war with us was to up a hundred stones, each a yard seek reparation for an injury; one distance, in forty-four minutes, in


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