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Id= 4 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
From the Knickerbocker for July CAPTURE OP VERA CRUZ. BY AN EYE-WITNESS. •' The trench is dug, the cannon's breath, Winrs the far hissing globe of death; Fast whirl the fragments from ihu wall. That crumbles with the ponitrmis ball; And frnm that wall the foe replies. O'er dusty plain and smoky skiePl" bvhon. Mexico! poor unhappy Mexico! The iron hand of the conquerer is upon thee, and the ruthless cat of war is madly driven over ihy prostrate children, and crushes them to earth! Yet thou art beautifill, even in thy distress; beautiful as thy darkeyed daughters smiling through their tears t The war/n sun may look down upon thy cities depopulated, and thy vineyards blasted, " beneath the dun t hot breath of war," but thy towering mountains, robed in the hues of rainbow, and thy secluded valleys, far from the din of conflict, and green with softest verdure, still greet with ' quiet gladness that warm sun' s earliest beams. On the fifth day of March, 1847, while the American squa...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
For the Columbia Spy SUSQUEHANNA. There flows no nobler stream than tblne. From creeks where glides the frail canoe. To Amazon* where ships oflirie. Six hundred miles, at Icisi, a»it through Bough waves thai came three thousand more, From Andes to Atlantic's shore. Those mighty waters—long the theme Of poet's pen and traveller's longue; Yet Suequelianna's clearer stream* Has not till now. remained unsung; As still along its winding course Its way through verdant hills doth force Thn sun basks not in ga>pr smiles, Than o'er thy rippling waters fly. Nor fall its rays on greener isles. Than in thy shining bosom lie-Bright sheila of varied hues and form, Thick strew thy beauteous banks along Thy whirlpools, rocks and splashing falls, Mark thee a river wildly free, Which, leaping, dashinjr, Inudiy calls On those who may thy waters see—AH ditn^rs and rebuff to brave,' And leap obstructions, like thy wave. Swift steamboats have not yet subdued Thfie to their purposes, or m...
Id= 3 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
CHARR1CK WESTBROOK, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR, Printing' Office—Front Street, opposite Barr'o Hotel. Publication. Office—hncust Strpet, opposite the P. O. - Terms.— The Columbia Spy is published every Saturday morninjr at the low price of ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE, or one dollar and fifty cents, if not paid within one month or the time of subscribing. Single copies, THRER CENT.S. Terms of Advfrtisi no—Advertisements not exceeding a siiunre three times for SI, nnd 25 cfnts for each additional insertion. 1 hose of n greater lencili in proportion. »A liberal discount made to yearly adver-Jod~ Pmstiso — Such na Hand-bills, Posting-bHls, Cards. Labels, Pamphlets, Blanks of every description Circular!)etc- etc., executed with neatness and despatch and on reasonableterms.
Id= 23 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Magnetic Baixoo.v. —Tie Philadelphia Sun publishes a well written communication, entitled, "Brief account of some novel experiments upon Gravitation, aitd also a narrative of two Voyages into empty space, by Orrin Lindsay, >f This Mr. Lindsay professes to have discovered a means of ascending into the air, to any desired height, by intercepting or destroying the attraction of gravitation. He says "Without following step by step, the course and order of my etperiments, suffice it at present to say: that I found well prepared steel, a...er being superficially amalgamated with quicksilver, and then strongly magnetized, to possess the quality of an impervious screen, to the influence of gravitation. In preparing steel for this purpose, the difficulty consists in combining it properly with the quicksilver; tho true mode of accomplishing which I do nut intend to reveal until I shall have properly secured my rig hts as an inventor, in England and France, as well as in my native cou...
Id= 33 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Another Letter from Gen. Taylor.—The Troy Daily Post publishes tlin following letter from Gen. Taylor, addressed to a citizen of Lansingburg. There is no room to doubt its genuineness, the editor of the Post having seen the original. It confirms the genuineness of the " Signal" letter: Heaikiuarters, Armv of Occupation, ) Camp near Monterey, May 29, 1847. £ Dear Sir—It is with much pleasure that I acknowledged the receipt of your most interesting letter of the 1st inst., and to which I desire to reply in terms more expressive of my thanks to you for your kind consideration for myself, and yet more so of my high appreciation of the upright and patriotic sentiments which are the principal tenor of your letter; but I am burdened with official duties, and at this moment with many letters from distant sources, which require attention, und will necessaril oblige me to reply to you in a few lines. The Presidential office presents no inducements to me to seek its honor or resposibilities;...
Id= 27 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
nrcirro For Total since OFFICES. Junej 3Qth NoV) 1S47. 1846. Easton, 19,624 16 55,567 89 New Hope, *)99 05 3,489 44 Bristol, 3,110 21 10,575 11 Philadelphia, 29,552 39 180,341 IS Piioli, 1,209 93 8,668 12 Parkesburg, 2,366 45 21,3.59 61 Lancaster, 4,436 87 42,29.5 45 Columbia, 33,097 64 137,563 73 Portsmouth, J,670 34 5,273 15 Harrisburg, 2,507 07 12,100 30 Newport, 774 €3 3,375 47 Lewistown, 1,858 79 11,562 14 Huntingdon, 1,812 68 9,319 97 IIollidaysbur ff , 20,216 10 74,225 41 Johnstown, 27,240 11 80,850 03 Blairsvilie, 2,199 94 7,222 56 Freeport, 843 36 2,164 38 Pittsburg, . 25,849 60 78,422 09 Dunnshurg, 3,400 85 10,3fiS 92 WilJiamsport, 1,514 63 5,712 40 Northumberland, 5,247 97 23,749 68' Berwick, 16,560 30 34,307 83 Liverpool, 1,575 58 5,814- 16 Schuylkill Viaduct, 52 13 189 18 Pourtsmouth Outlet Lock, 216 03 1,180 15 Swatara Aqueduct Bridge, 53 10 259 24 Duncan's Island Bridge, 257 82 1,716 25 Total, $208,327 79 836,688 95 Same period, 1846, 166,553 73 566,427 13 Increas...
Id= 43 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
I The Telegraph.—The Telegraph, says the National of Monday, has been completed up to this date, seventy miles from Mobile, this way—and beyond Mobile twenty miles. Also, twenty-eight miles from Now Orleans to the Rigolets. If wire can be procured, the line between here and Mobile will be in operation by the 1st of August.—Delia. tLj" A most singular fish was caught yesterday at one of the wharves. It was nearly five fed in length and two and a half feet broad; the mouth, onu foot from corner to corner, with two rows of smalt sharp teeth. Under the belly were two claws shaped something like the human hand. On the back part of the head were several horns. None of the large number of persons who saw it, knew of what species or by what name it was called, and but two or three persons ever before saw a fish of the kind. Whatever may be its name it is the ugliest looking customer we ever saw, and should we come in contact with such a monster while in the act of bathing, we should paddl...
Id= 38 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
An Infant Murdered by a Fortune-Teller.— Tlie Williams county (Ohio,) Northwestern states that the greatest excitement prevails in that county, caused by the wan Ion murder of a child, under the following circumstances : On Sunday morning last a child of Mr. Scamp, a farmer of Jefferson township, and was scarcely five yearsof age, was seen ijoing away from the house with a young-man,(D.Heckerthorn) eighteen ye«irs old. A little brother of the child came back, and said that his brother, calling him byname, " had gone to the big woods with Uncle Dan.*' After some time, the parents feeling uneasy, began to look for him. The neighbors gathered in to assist in the search, which wag continued until some time in Wednesday, without avail, when Heckerthorn, who had been arrested on suspicion, confessed that he had poisoned the child and hid the body. He soon found the spot. The body had been thurst head foremost into a hole cut in the side of a hollow tree. A Coroner's inquest was culled, ...
Id= 37 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
! The Mesmeaszbk and the Express Ma.n.—A few years ago, before the railroad companies between Albany and Buffalo, f A provided the long and comfortable and Wells* Express, the messenger of the latter rode in the passenger cars, "just like any budy," and of course encountered all sorts of characters. One of the firm, whose love of waggery is well known, happened to be going to Buffalo, and was seated quietly in the car when his attention was directed to the conversation of two individuals opposite. One of these was, as it appeared, a travel, ling mttsmerizer—a regular " professor" of the " science." He was dilating upon its rapid develop, ment—-the wonderful phenomena it exhibited—iu astonishing curative power for disease—the extra, ordinary discoveries developed through its agency. Finally, he got upon his own superiority as a " professor,"— a congenial theme—and here he was at home. After narrating a vaiiety of experiments—¦ some of them astounding, of course—he spoke of the foll...
Id= 25 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
POLICE AFFAIRS Before Justice Spear. Jacob Mourer wae arrested on complaint of Jos. Lundy, charged with abandoning his wife and children in March last, and enticing Miry Lundy to abscond with him. She was only 15 years of age, and is a niece of complainant Defendant took the girl in the night when the parents were from home visiting some sick friend. It appeared that Mourer and the gh* have been. living together in Pittsburg, she assuming the character of a housekeeper. All parties resided in Bart township, Lancaster county, and the girl's parents are respectable people, os appeared by the testimony. The justice committed Mourer, and will hand him over to Judge Lewis for a further hearing. George Taylor, on complaint made by a number of citizens, was convicted of vagrancy and sentenced to twenty days 1 imprisonment at hard labor, Martin Stoner, a bout captain, arrested for maliciously breaking and injuring Capt. William Powers boat. Parties settled by defendant paying damages....
Id= 20 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Dreadful Accident.—We learn from the Lancaster Intelligencer that on Thursday last a most distressing casualty happened to Mr. H. G. Guetter, of Bethlehem, in this slate, as he was proceeding in his carriage, with his wife and daughter, on. the road towards Litiz. By some means the horse taking fright, the carriage was overturned, and the unfortunate inmates bruised and mangled in a most shocking manner. Mr. Guctter died on Friduy evening, from the wounds received. His daughter is still living at Mr. Kauffinan's hotel, it being impossible to remove her on account of the severity of her injuries. His remains were taken lo Bellilchcm on Saturday morning; his wife, who was the least injured of the three, accompanied them. Got his Foot in it.—As some boys were bathing in the Miami Canal, under the Twelfth st. bridge recently, one of them got his foot into a nest of silver and other kinds of watches. Several of them had been valuable, and one contained a diamond, though most of them ha...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
" Diameter op the Stars.—Great diversify of opinion now exists among astronomers as to- the diameter of the stars. If, says M. Arago, we should take for their discs aiicn as they appear to the naked eye, certain stars would be 9000 leagues jn diameter—equal to 27,000 times greater diameter than the sun; and at the most moderate calculation would be 1700 millions. HcrscIicFa last calculation was that Arcturus had a diameter of nearly four millions of leagues, twelve millions of miles. If the apparent diameter of two seconds and ahalJ^ assigned by Herschel to the Goat, was real, the mass of that star must be more than fourteen millions times greater than that of olir sun. But thi:re is no certainty in this, nor anything' to question that our sun is a star. The sublime idea in the Holy Scriptures that the Creator had made nil with number, weight and measure, Is followed by Plato, who called it the geometry of the heavens. HaIIey,tfae friend of Newton, believed that all stars were of ...
Id= 15 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Daily Paper is Reading.—Air. J. Lawrence Gel2, of the Heading Gazette, has commenced the publication of a daily in Reading, Pu. The number before us presents a neat appearance. It is published at ten cents a week, or two cents for single copies. It is an enterprise worthy of support, and we wish the enterprising publisher the success he merits. We strolled up to the Basin on Wednesday, and were agreeably surprised to find business stilt so brisk in that neighborhood. The general dullness complained of elsewhere, and which is the more sensibly felt from the recent extraordinary activity, has not yet extended to this place. We suppose, however, that we must take our turn with the rest, for a time at I past. Hearing the busy rat-tat of mechanics 1 tools, we crossed over to Fralev*s Boat Yard, where wo found a staunch-looking Section Boat in progress, which promises to be one of 'cm, when completed. A new and subsiantial bridge has been thrown over the canal, where the rickety old aff...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Bathing in Mexico.—The following is an extraci from a letter from the camp of the Massachusetts volunteers, published in" the Boston Transcript: "You would be charmed with our encampment,on account of the bathing, if nothing else. All the Matamoras females, high uiu luw, bathe at least once each day—generally in the evening, soon aftei sunset and as the current is too strong for their delicate limbs to contend against in the river, they resort to the lakes in the vicinity of the city, our lake being especially favored by them. Some of them are splendid swimmers, and I have seen one oi them out-swim at least eig ht of our officers. The Mexican men and women bathe all together and it is laughable to see the women take hold of a love-sick swain and duck him till he is nearly dead. I should consider that a perfect cure for the most obstinate case imaginable." One scarcely wonders that the writer of the letter was " charmed with their encampment." That must have been a rare thing to se...
Id= 16 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
"Walnut Front."—We observe that our enterprising friend, Mr. Philip Schreiner, has completed the repairs of the property recently purchased by him on Front street, and the building now presents a handsome appearance A row of four shops has been fitted up with tasteful fronts, one of which Mr. S. occupies for his Jewelry Store. IC7"S}>eaking of Front street,—whoever passes along the vicinity of Capt. Pretstnan's clothing store, will be struck with the alteration that lias been made—in the store—not in the Captain—he presents the same front as of }'orc. But the store has been clothed in a new architectural dress, which adds to the beauty of Front street, and speaks favorably of the thrift and enterprise of the Captain. Progressing TIavidly. —The large brick building which is being erected on (he north-west corner of Front and Locust street, by Peter Huldcman, is progressing rapidly to completion. The appearance of that part of the town will be vastly benefitled by this impr...
Id= 32 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
FROM SANTA FE. Another Battle.—The St. Louis Republican of July 7 contains Santa Fc news of the 27th May. Major £dmundson, when about 150 miles southeast of Santa Fc, with a force of 70 men, met some 400 Mexicans and Indians. A battc ensued, and the Americans were compelled to retreat with the loss of two killed and three wounded, besides losing all the horses bejongmg to the party. The cause of this disaster was that the attack was made in an unfavorable position for our troops, Major E. was compelled to leave one wounded American on the battle field to the mercy of the Mexican opponents, and his fale is not known. Another government train has been attacked by the Indians, and one hundred and fifty head of cattle taken. Thia train wus commanded by Capt. Bell. CoL W. H, Russell, bearer of despatches from Col. Fremont, at California, has reached St Louis.
Id= 41 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Valuable for Hot Cumates.—A gentleman in Brooklyn has discovered a plan by which the tem_ peraturc inside of a dwelling may be reduced twenty or thirty degrees below thut of the outside. He proposes to construct barracks upon this plan for the U.S. Army at Vera Cruz; and by having the soldiers live in a temperature below that in which the yellow fever and other tropical diseases become contagious, he hopes to save hundreds of valuable lives. From bis successful experiments, made duing the warmest day this season, we are favorably impressed with its utility. The invention can be applied to new dwellings at a very small expense. This is another aid to proper ventilation. We arc happy to see attention paid to such important subjects. The inventor is Mr. Thomas G. Boone, and his method is simple and equally applicable lo vessels as well as buildings.—Sci. American. _ — —«^/^-/^«~—
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
THE SPY & COLUMBIAN. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 17,1847. AGENCIES. V. B. Palmer, North West corner of TMrd and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, Tribune Buildings, (opposite City Hall,) N. York. South East corner of Baltimore and Culvert streets, Baltimore, and No. 12 State street, Boston. Jacob M. Wbsthaeffer, Lancaster city. William A. Pierce, Travelling Agent. TO PRKVTERS. Type, Press and materials for Sale. A first rate Iron Imperial Press, three to five hundred weight of Brevier, such as this paper is is printed on, nearly aa good as new; brass rules, leads, chases, stands, cases, black trough, &c, &c., for sule cheap-Address, Post paid, EDITOR COLUMBIA SPY, Columbia. Pa.
Id= 19 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Important Telegraphic Improvement.—Mr. J. D. Reid, the indefati gableSuperintendant of the Atlantic and Ohio Telegraphic Company has invented an improvement in telegraphing which will prove to be a great importance. It is known to all who have business transactions, through the agency of the Magnetic Telegraph, that when the air is surcharged with electricity, it has been impossible to work the instruments, and that the magnets have been seriously deranged and often destroyed by the lightning. These occurrences have directed the attention of Mr. Reid to some remedy. He has succeeded by means of a lightning rod, which is connected with the magnet in such a way as tu carry off the superabundance of electricity. It worked well during the etorm of last Tuesday.— Mr. Reid is about to sccuic a patent for the improvement.
Id= 42 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 17 July 1847
Anothter Railroad in New Jersey.—We learn with great pleasure that a Railroad for the vicinity of New Brunswick to Easton (Penn.,) is now in con. temptation. It is thought that a grade of less than twenty feet to the mile can be obtained through the richest part of the State of New Jersey, opening at the same time a direct communication with the coal region of Pennsylvania. This subject is now in the hands of capitalist, who appear determined to prosecute it with vigor. They havo the best wishes of the public for the speedy accomplishment of this great work.—N. Y Express.