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Id=139 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 31 July 1847

and Poor—Sexes—Virtue and Vice—Youthful Errors—Woman how made delicate—Woman's Virtues, Ambition, Sic., &c. j The whole designed for the noble purpose of improving and extending education amongst the people, importing valuable knowledge on the physiology of the human frame, and the laws which "ovetn mental and bodily health, &.c, &c., &O. CCj ^Any person sending 25 cents enclosed in a letter shall receive one i:opy l>y mail, or five copies will he sent for $1, Address, postage paid G. B. ZEIBER&Co., May 2M, 1847. , Philadelphia. (C/ *This valuable work contains (in duodecimo orm) 177 pages.

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Id=122 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 31 July 1847

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Id=124 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 31 July 1847

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Id= 4 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

From Sliarpe a Magazine THE WILL; A TALE OF THE LAST CENTURY. The old lad; who related the outline of the following singular story, heard it told in her youth, by no means as a fiction, but as a real occurrence. She even once knew the name of tlic old northern family concerned in it, but that, with the exact dates, she has now forgotten, if she evfr knew the latter; and having never written down the story, she'has ' no means or recovering them. However, from the express mention of a light wig, worn by the benevolent old hero of the tule, we have fijed the strange occurrence not earlier than the last century. Towards the end of a gusty October day, about the year 1730, a barrister of the temple was silting reading, when (he opening of the door, and Ihe servant's announcement of " a gentleman," interrupted him. He rose lo receive hij visitor, who proved to be a perfect stranger, a person of very gentlemanly, but extremely old.fabhion&d appearance. -He was dressed in a grav...

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Id= 5 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

THE GOLDEN GANYMEDE BY IT. W. HERBERT. It had. been a very hazy day on earth, with a cold north-wester, though it was in the monlh of July, and, to say the truth, it was very little better in heaven. Jupiter and Juno had been al sixes and sevens all the morning, but that was too common an occurrence lo produce much disturbance. But to-day everything appeared to go wrong. Hebe had stumbled over one of Vulcan's new-fangled tripode, as she was pouring out the Thunderer's champaigno the night before at supper, and showed her knee—a mighty pretty knee it was too—and there had been no peaco in Olympus since. Nobody seemed to know exactly what was the matter, hot all the gods and goddesses were out of sorts together. The eagle had been sent oat in the morning—Juno said that Juiplvr was at some of his old tricks, or that rascally bird wouldn't have got the job—and he hadn't got back yet, though dinner had been over these two hours ; and old Momus, the only one of the lot, that never l...

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Id= 7 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

Extraordinary Inland City.—About the time Col. Doniphan ma<!e his treaty with the Nivijos, a division of his command was entirely out of provisions, and the Navijos supplied his wants with liberality. A portion of tho command, together with Col. Doniphan, went to the city of the Sumai Indians, living on the Kin Piscow, which is supposed to bo a branch of tho Gayla, made a treaty of peace between the Sumai and Navijo, and tr.cu returned to the Rio Del Norte. These Sumais, unlike the Navijos, live in a. city, containing probably G000 inhabitants, who support themselves entirely by agriculture. This city iSbne of the most extraordinary in the world. It is divided into four solid squares, having but two streets crossing its centre at right angles. All the buildings are two stories high, composed of sunburnt brick. The first story presents a solid wall to the street, and is so constructed that each house joins, unlil one fourth of the cily may be said to be one building. The sec...

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Id= 6 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

A Narrow Escape.—In ibe monlh of October, 1828, my vessel was lying at Mobile. I went ashoYe one bright morning, (o do some business with tho house lo which I was consigned, end as 1 pissed along the street, it occurred to mo that I might.as well have a beard of a week's growth reaped, before I presented myself at the counting, room I stepped into a barber's shop, and taking; the chair told tho barber to proceed. Ho was a bright malatto, a, good looking young fellow, not more than two and twenty years of age, it appeared. His eyes were large, black, and lustrous, I thought. His manner at first was quiet and respectable. I thought he was a long while lathering my face, and told him that he must have bought his soap at wholesale price. Laughing ho replied that mine was a. long beard, and tbat he knciv what he was about. " Are you the boss here, my man?" I asked. " Yes," he answered, " my master set me up, and I pay him twenty dollars a month for my time." " That is a good interest o...

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Id= 8 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

Talking " Big."—We cut this from the Boston Post. " My dear," said Mrs. Bell to her compinion, Mrs. Fopplcstonc, as they walked past the excavation for the water works in Washington street, yesterday morning— u can you tell mo what them holes are for 7" " Certainly," replied Mrs. P. " They are for the anecdolo to bring water from Lake Cochineal. The limping aliment will Lcander thro' lhe iron cubes, and irritate all Iho circumjacent benincec They 'll have hydras at the corners of the streets, and probably a "jetty dough" upon the Common, for-it is a law of hieroglyphics that water always descends up to the level of its source, and this here fountain must rise as high as that 'ere lake. Isual] be very glad when the water gels here, for I am as fond of absolutions as a, mussleman, as I dorn'nt wash my feel in Jamaik; water on account of the dirt of the Aeels." [From the Note Book ofSjr George Simpson.] • The Mfk anb Women of C\usorsia.-tO£ ths women,with their witchery of manner...

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Id= 9 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

Amrriban Cciss. — ¦The coinage at ths Mint for the last six months (namely from 1st January to too 1st of July, 1847) is 88,206^23—far exceeding tho amount coined .during any similar period of ttasft since the gaveoainent was founded. Under tha Dew instructions .given by Mr. Walker, under the taw establishing the constitutional treasury, all foreign coin received by the government Mat ones transferred to the .Mint,-whore it is recomed, and paid out as Amerioanxoin—the only form la which it will circulate among tb.« people. Too. Union says, "There is every reason to believe that nearly sixty, tnillioosof.ifallirs will 1m converted Into American coin daring the, admiflistratiop of Pits, tdent Polk."

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Id= 3 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

CHARR1CK WESTBROOK EDITOR. A.NO PROPRIETOR. - Printing- OtfTca—Front Street, opposite Burr's Hotel Publication Office— Locust Street, opposite the P. O. Teams.—The Colusidi*. Spy is published eve>y Saturday morning at the low price of ONE DOLLAR S. •YEAttlN ADVANCEor one dollar and fifty cents, if noupafd within one month of Uie time of subscribing. Single copiesTHREE CENTS. Terms of Advertising—Advertisements not exceeding a square three times forSl, and 25 cents for each additional irtseTilon. Ihnse of a gTaaieT length lit proportion. OA liberal discount made to,yearly advertiser*, " .Job Printing—Snctt as Hand-bills, Posting-bills. Cards. Labels, Pamphlets.Blanks of every description Circu1a.ruetc* ttic.. executed with neatnessand despatch And on reasonableterms.

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Id= 2 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

From the Man in the Moon DOE TO WHACKEM HOUSE ACADEMY BY A. PUPIL RETURNING- PROM SOIIOOI.. Sweet Whackem liouso 1 for coniemplatlon made. .(\Ve*ve . si«y boarders there)—thy tranquil shade Invites me back 10 caste the calm delight Of Wisdom' * lesBODd,—(Tip us, Dob, a liglit.) Sweet Whackem house! Fond mem' ry lovea to trace Tliy hawthorn lane — <where Tomktns smastfd my foci*)—Thy willow—(and Hie birch) beside the rill * Seat of my youth—(I feel it tingle still.) Thy orchard hung with apples ripe and fair—(They always keeps wicked mastiff there,) Thy playground—and my plftymatea—kind and true—{Who Inuklied when Wilkiris thrashed me, black and blue.) Yes. \ remember—I remember nil!, The white-faced usher, and the white-washed hall—The marbles—(that were prigg'd, I know, by Jones)—Friend of my soul 1—(I'll break the rascal's bones.) The sports at eve, when conta ana cap were on. To chase, the hoop —(I c(insert the bopping cough—And caught it too.)—O t days of gay deli...

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Id= 32 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

!FHEi UTOPAS A DIALOGUE. Translated from the " UemocraUc JPacifique" by the Editor of the Cranolype. JKero.—You have come in good time, dreamer. I was beginning to get tired of myself} you come along with your Utopias and that will restore my gaiety. Archimedes.—I have no Utopias, Sire, I predict the future, not after the manner of divines-, by inspiration which often deceives, but by calculation which never lies. -" ¦ H.—I do not deny your science to things present, my Prometheus, and I know how to appreciate your woiMi ; but your scientific dreams and distractions arc very amusing nevertheless. A.—When you wt-ro inquiring the quantity of gold which a jeweller had abstracted from your crown, you hardly suspected that tlic solution of the problem was in a bath. H.—{laughing)—By Apollo and Mercury 1 you cal! to my mindonc of your most'amusing absence ' s-I seem lo sec you sti'l running stark naked through tho palace crying Eureka '. Eureka.' It was so droll, a nude philosopher,...

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Id= 31 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

RflTENT.TPIC Electric Incandescence or Charcoal Points.— The most splendid phenomenon of this kind is the combustion of charco41 points.—Pointed pieces from gas retorts answer.besC. If two such points arc put in immediate contact with the wires of a galvanic battery and brought together, they will begin to burn wilh a dazzling- white light. Froftssor Bunsen obtained a similar flame from a battery of four pairs of plates, its carbon surface containing 29 feet. The heat of this flame is so intense, that stout platinum wire, sapphire, quartz and lime arc reduced to a liquid form. No combustion, singular as it may appear, takes place in the charcoal itself, which sustains only an exceedingly minute loss in weight, and becomes rather denser at tho points. The phenomenon is attended with a still more vivid brightness if llic charcoal points aro placed in a vacuum, or in any gas which is not a supporter of combustion. Instead of two charcoal points only one need bo uncd if tho follow...

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Id= 30 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

A WONDERFUL BOOK " The PttisciM.ES of Nature, Her Diviits Rev. xlations, ji jro Advice to Mankind !"—This is the extraordinary title of a large volume of-782 pages just published in New York, and purporting to be a full and distinct revelation of the-great secrels-of nature, as made by one Andrew Jackson Davis, while in a state ' of Mesmeric Clairvoyance, in 1844 and 5. Mr. Davis was a shoemaker very illiterate, but a man of good character. This work comprises the substances of 157 clairvoyant lectures, delivered by him on Natural Science and Intellectual Philosophy, all couched in language that display a great intimacy with scientific technicalities, a very great amount of learned research, a familiarity with most of the psycological theories of the day, and an ingenious faculty of reasoning plausibly upon "abstruse subjects. A great part of those " revelations" wonderfully resemble those of Swedcnborg, and seem, to us, singular coincidences, if not plagiarisms. In relation t...

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Id= 27 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

A writer in the Boston Chronotypc, describing a visit to the "Tombs," in the city of New York> says:— We called in at the " Tombs" this forenoon, where our old friend, and the friend of the drunkard, Colonel Lnrkin Snow, figures as Clork of the Police Court. We were kindly conducted by him through the various departments of the prison. Col. Snow pointed mo to a pitiful looking man seated at a little distance from tho rest, and asked me if I did not recognize the countenance. I told him I thought 1 did, and asked him who he was. Whereupon Col.S. related tho following incident: Last Sunday, baid lie, I was passing Tammany Hall, and saw, silling upon the stoop, a man wilh his head buried in his hands, and covered all over with flies.—The poor fellow was almost naked, said the Col.; I shook him aud asked him who iie was. lie looked up and culled me by name, saying, at the same time, tlmt he only wished for a place to die! I gazed upon his disfigured f-aturcs, added the Colone...

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Id= 25 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

POLICE AFFAIRS Before Justice Spear. The Turnpike again.—On complaint of Abraham Schock and olhors, John Orndorff, keeper of gate No. S, on the Marietta, Bainbridge, Falmouth and Portsmouth Turnpike road, was arrested for receiving tolls in violation of the act incorporation, the same road, having been legally declared to dp. out of repair. Defendant contended that the road had been put in repair since the date of its condemnation. The proceedings wore stayed by consent of complainant,- and on application of Henry Haldcman and Andrew Leader, Esqrs^ the Justice appointed a jury to review said road and report its condition. Proceedings as above were instituted against Matthias Smith, keeper of to!l gate No. 1, on said road. Allen I)au$ey, charged with the laarceny of a, coot, tbe property of Wm. Johnson—gave bail to appear at court to answer. Eliza Winehrenner, threatening to take the life of Elizabeth Davis. Defence made, and proceedings stayed for the present. Thomas Keating.—...

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Id= 24 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

What sav tub Scriptures "And when ye hear of wars and ru cnors of wars, tic yc not troubled, for such things must needs be. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." So spake the Prince of Pence more than 1800 years ago, and bo shall it be unlit that lime shall arrive when "swords shall be turned into ploughshires and spears into praning-hooks." This common destiny has been ours—and is now ours!—Lancaster Intelligencer. Nothing touching our case, as we can sec, in this very short patent sermon. Every body knows that tho Mexicans arc not a nation, for it lias been rung in our cars by the advocates of the war, from the first- Of course, anlcss we style Mr. Polk, Knok lit, and Sante. Anna, Lopez ditto, there are uo " Kingdoms" involved in :ho war. Could not the reverend gentleman give us a. lecture on Pharoot's lean and fat kine—or the rod of Moses which were both striking antctypesof annexation? Improvement in tiie Steah Engine.—A new (team boiler has been ...

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THE SPY & COLUMBIAN. SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 7, 1847. AGENCIES. ~ V. B. Palmer, North West corner of Third and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, Tribune Buildings, (apposite City Mall,) N. York. South East corner of Baltimore and Calvert streets, Baltimore, and No. 13 Stats street, Boston, Jacob M. Wsbthaefter, Lancaster city. William A. Pierce, Travelling Agent, • Fmx.—About one o'clock on AYednesday morning, a fire broke out on the premises of James Crow, at the head of tho canal basin. It ori ginated in a tenant house on the back end of the lot, and in an incredibly short space of time, the tavern, stablCB and outhoases were enveloped in one sheet of flame. The buildings wero of wood, and so rapid was the combustion, that before the engines could reach the spot, all hopes of saving any of Mr. Crow's property were given up. Through the exertions of the firemen the warehouses on the basin opposite ' were prevented from taking lire. Fortunately, bat little nir was sliz*ng t...

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Id= 26 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

Discoveuv of a Nkw Cave.—A few weekn since, while some laborers were working in the lime quarry of Mr. Samuel Anna, of Fishkill, Dutches county, they discovered a crevice which was soon widened and an entrance effected ; whereupon quite a lnrge cave (abcut 50 feet in length,) exhibiting mark« of former occupancy, was disclosed to their astonished eyes. Boards lying upon the bottom »f the cave, anil supporters lo the roof, were found in a somewhat decayed state, showing evidently that they, as well as the cave, are of considerable antiquity. Pieces of roclt ulsn arc saiil to have been taken out of tho cave, exhibiting a strong resemblance to silver or lead ; and its appcanancc warrants the belief that it was at one lime, long since, occupied by human beings in some pursuit unknown. There is a spring of water in it five or six feet deep, which is evidence that the cave is natural; and it is a singular fact, that just at the mouth ol this cave is a stnlcly elm tree, the only one in t...

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Id= 20 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 7 August 1847

Rumored Refers* to Ofv. Scott.—Tho National—Washington—Whig of Wednesday evening has the following-: Important Rumor.—It is rumored that tho Executive received a despatch from Richmond this morning, giving intelligence of a severe reverse which Gen. Scott's column met with on his inarch to the City of Mexico, and slating further that Gen. Soott had been wounded. No Ciiaxce at am..-—The wings of Georgia offer a reward of $5,000 to any one who will prove that James K. Polk or James Buchanan, have cilhcr bohb or sons-in-law in our army in Mexico. They may as well go the whole pHc, for they havo a sure thing of it, as it is well known lliat James K. Polk never had any children, and James Buchanan is the vrrv nrincr nf bnchrlnrc Fall of the Lfa>^g Towcit or Pisa.—This ancient superstructure, which has stood the siege of lime since 1174, has, it is said, fallen to tho ground, and become almost a total ruin. The account states that it fell during the earthquake of the 18th of Ju...

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