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Id= 38 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Facts about Diceetion.—Many popular notions about different articles of food, and there arc fewsubjects upon which people indulge inore notions, arc totally disproved by scientific facts. We propose to write down a few well established truths respecting tho relative quantity of nutriment in different kinds of food, and the relative time occup ied in their digestion. In the first place, however, we would remind our readers, that it is by no means the article containing the greatest proportion of nutritious substance, which takes soonest the form of blood and other necessary elements of animal life. Neither is tho most physical strength supplied by the articles containing the most nutriment. Nuts are almost entirely composed of nutritious material, oil; potatoes contain eighty-eight parts of wasted matter to twelve of nutriment. Yet the latter impart far more strength to the body than the former. Bread is more nutritious than meat; but meatis stimulating as well as nutritive, and is...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Masquerade.—There was a Grand Fancy Ball at Saratoga Springs, on Friday nig ht of last week, which is represented as having been a splendid affair. The New York Evening Express says:— The room was tastefully decorated with flags and wreath?, and when the company entered at 9 o'clock, in their fancy dresses, and costumcs,the coup d'ail of Grandees, Savages, Peasants, Knights, Boatmen, Lords, Chinese, Priests, Druids, Nuns, Friars, See., &.C., was superb. It scorned as if all the nations and tribes of the earth, with all its splendor and poetry, and fact, mingling the past, too, with the present, had suddenly dropt in here, at Saratoga, and were about to hold high converse together.— Cherokee walked arm in arm with Paysannc.— Turk and Tartar shook hands with Britton and Gaul. The 16th century and the year one kept company. The grave was opened, and the skies dropped their planets down. Europe, Asia and Afiica were upon one floor. Heathen god and Christian nun looked at each ...
Id= 47 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Working for a Livino Tlie following article in Uic"Offering," edited by the factory jjirls of Lowell breathes the right spirit : " Whence originated the idea that it was derogatory to a lady's dignity, or a blot upon female ch»r. acter, to labor 7 And who was the first to say Bticcringly, " Oh, she works for a living ?" Surely, such ideas and expressions ought not to grow on American soil'. The time has been, when ladies of the first rank were accustomed to busy in domestic employment. Homer tells us of princes who used to draw water from tho springs, and wash with their own hands the finest of the linens of their respective families. Lucrctin used to spin in the midst of her attendants, and tho wife of Ulysses after tho siege of Troy, employed herself in weaving until her husband returned from Ithara. " A Becular "Suckir."—The Ponn Yan Democrat lolls a capital Blory of a laborer of that village, named John Kingslcy, who has proved himself tho greatest " tuti-egg" of the age. Ha...
Id= 39 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Printing in China.—The learned researches of M. Julicn have led him to disinter in Chinese authors on invention of printing at an epoch far anterior to that when the idea was germinating in ¦Europe. It is not the process known of old, which consisted in reproducing proofs of a text engraved on wood or stone; but it relates to a person who conceived the idea, about the year 1011 or 1018, of making use of characters, of inovcablc types, and bringing them together to compose a tcxtin the man. ncr it is done at the present day. This ingenious man belonged to the working class ; he was a blacksmith named Pi-ching. It is surprising that Piching, accustomed to work in metal, did not think of forming metallic characters. Ho made use of a fine and delicute cluy, undoubtedly on account of the facility with which he was able to communicate to it the desired form, and when lie hod fashioncd the types to his mind ho baked them to give hardness to them. He moreover joined them and kept them tog...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Tenacity of Lifj in Vultub.es.—One day when ,wc were out with our guns, one of the party shot a large vulture that had perched upon tho careaso of a dead Bhcep, and was certainly doing- the neig h, borhood a benefit by removing the nuisance. As soon as tho bird was shot, itfcll and turned upon its back; but,struggling a good deal, two of the attendants of which each person of i)ui party had one, was ordered to dispatch it with bamboos.— This was accordingly done, and after receiving several severe Wows upon the head, it appeared to be quite dead ; one of the men then took it upon his shoulder, and we pursued the sport. We were out several hours, the vulture hang ing all the while from the shoulder of the man, apparently lifeless, its eyes closed and its head much lacerated by tho shot and the strokes from the bamboos. Upon our return, the man who carried the vullure, glad to get rid of his burthen, (for these birds will sometimes weigh as much as thirty pounds) flung it upon the g...
Id= 26 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Park Benjamin's new paper, the "American Mail" is discontinupd, or merged in the " New World," to commenco in October next, under tho same management. 8j"Wc have received the first number of a r.cw paper called the "Blair County Wiiig," published ntHoIlidaysburg, by .1. L. Slcntz, Esq. It pic.-cnts a neat appearance, and evinces talent and experience in its conductor. Politics, Whig. Professor McClintock of Dickinson Collrgp, has been elected Principal of the Gcncscc Wcslcyan ( Seminary. The Carlisle Herald slulcs, however, that he will not leave his present post. Another Co.ivictios for .Murder i.v Lancaster.—John Hamilton, alias James Th.ickcr, tried for the murder of Jacob Hun 'cr, (liolh colored,) waa convicted, on Sunday morning last at seven o'clock. The jnry in the case rendered a verdict of *'guilty of murder in the first degree." Juilge Lewis, on Monday morning sentenced him to be liangcd by tho neck until dead. Hamilton is of a light brown color, with long straight black...
Id= 34 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
A Comical Sight.—A friend fnformed us that one of the most ridiculous sights lie ever saw was on the Ohio river. lie was going up that beautiful stream in a large steamer, when tho boat encountered a vast raft, something more than a mile long, and quite half a mile wide, with a small house in tho very centre of it. It was coming down rapidly with the current, when the steamboat, notwithstanding her efforts tu_avoid the collision, found herself in the "toils" of the raft, having caught in such a way between iUt unevenly projecting timbers as lo be quite incapable of extrication. And now it was that the doughty captain upon the extremes! point of the how of his boat, with doubled fists, and "indignation in his aspect," apostrophized the mvigntor of the raft, and poured out on hi*, head the viuls of his anger; while the proprietor of the " well-wooded" floating acres, whose downward course it was impossible lo stem, was seen slowly approaching in the distance, holding his hand behind...
Id= 43 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
A Brutal Outrage.—A Idler published in tho Limerick (Ireland', Examiner, under date ot July 23d, gives the particulars of a scene of ejectment in Ireland, which for cruelly and brutality is unequalled. The scene of this outrage upon humanity was near Charlcvillc, in the county ofCork. On the 13lh of July, according to the statement, and in the village called "Glen," on the estate of the Earl of Cork, ejectments were executed by the sub-sheriff of Cork, aided by the military and police foicc, on forty.cight tenants. .Their houses or cabins were thrown down, and the forty-eight families numbering about k four hundred human beings, were turned out upon the high road. Of these it is alleged that more lhan one hundred were suffering from fever. They were obliged to take refuge in a neighboring church-yard. • The church-yard of Ballysally contains many flat tombstones and grass covered graves; and among those graves the ejected families slept for four consecutive nights, huddled togethe...
Id= 44 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Who Cannot he Rich?—A Polish woman, who has a stand ir. the Franklin Market, found herself about five years ago, a widow, with four young children, and an estate of just one dollar and fift y cents in money. She did not however, turn her steps towards the Almshousc, nor spend her time in begging from door to door. Though embarrassed by a very poor knowledge of our language, she immediately invested her capital in some articles which she could sell, and commenced operations, employing the children as she could for her assistance. For a year or two past, she has had the market stall. A few months ago she learned that the owner of a good farm of seventy-five acres in one of the central counties of the State was very desirous to sell his farm for moncv. She examined tho farm, found a good house, barn, &c, and fitl y acres under cultivation. Her twelve shilling* had grown to twelve hundred dollars, all safe in the Savings Bank, and she offered i,t for the farm, and it was accep...
Id= 25 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Musical Entertainment.—Messrs. Clark & Far-(cscuc, late of the Pennsylvania Institute far the education of the BJirjd, will give a vocal and instrumental Concert, at the Town Hall, on Tuesday evening the 31st inst. Messrs. C. &. F. come to us highly recommended, both as regards the excellence of their entertainments and the merits of their claims upon the sympathies of the public. Their object in giving these enlertuiiimcnts, is to raii-c the means I>y which to complete their studies at the Institution. An address will 1)0 delivered on the education of (he blind, and specimens of work performed by them will be exhibited. We hope they will be liberally encouraged. Honoiitothc Brave.—Wo unden-tand that it is the design of our citizens to give a public dinner to Air. Thomas Welsh, formerly of this pluce, in honor of his services in the Mexican War. -Mr. Welsh was in the ranks at the battle of Bucna Vista, where he eminently distinguished himself for his courage...
Id= 42 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
As Eventful History.—On the 28th of April, there died, at Darlaston, Eng. Joseph Rose, in his 87th year. Nearly seventy years ago. Hose was attended by an under sheriff, the officials of a pri. sonor, and the loathed outcast of tho very dregs of society, Jack Ketch. Upon a scaffold he was to die, as a " moral example to wrongdoers," and thousands were congregated to look upon, as a curiosity, the death struggles of a human creature.— Bui, before the hangman had completed bis preparations for the show, a horseman approached, scarcely giving time for the multitude to open a way for him,—he had killed one horse on his journey—with a reprieve for Rose. Yea ! Joseph Rose stood trembling on the very outer edge of eternity, a few minutes more, und he would have been a stiffened corpse; and yet he was innocent of tho charge imputed to him, innocent as the judge, who decked in scarlet, and looking solemn in a black cap, condemned him to an ignominious death. He was tried for sheep stealing...
Id= 37 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Industrial Association.—We have been much interested by a description of a German Association residing seven miles East of Buffalo, on Buffalo creek, given in the New-York prints. They occu. py a domain consisting of about 7,200 acres o/ generally level and productive land, a large portion of which is cleared and in a state oJ cultivation They arc eminently industrious, apply themselves lo the varioii3 departments of labor, and seldom find it necessary to go beyond the pale of their Association for any article. One of their fund.imental principles is " Entire Community of interest, an equality of possession and products, so long as the relation shall subsist; but a strict account is kept of each member's contribution of means to the common stock, which ho is entitled to claim whenever lie shall choose to withdraw from the fralornity." They mako a profession of Reli gion, aie systematic in forms of worship, and illustrate uprightness and integrity in their " walk and conversation."...
Id= 24 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Narrow Escape from Drowning.—On Wednesday afternoon, about G o'clock, a boy about 10 years of age, son of John F. Houston, Esq., of ibis place, went to the river in company with another boy, lo bathe, Not being aware of the dcpl li of the wdtcr, he jurnped from the wharf, and being unublc to swim, sank to the bottom after a short struggle. No effectual assistance was rendered to rescue him until Mr. George Bogle arrived at the spot, who immediately jumped in and commenced a search, and after diving lo the bottom three scvcr-jl times, succeeded in discovering the boy, and raising him to the surface. When taken from the water respiration bad ceased, and lie was to all nppcaran. ces lifeless; but by the application of the usual remedies, such an friction &.c, signs of returning animation became visible, and under the treatment of Dr. Clarkson, lie was at length fully restored, and conveyed home. Too much credit cannot be awarded to Mr. Bogle for his disinterested exertions in...
Id= 36 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Identifvinb tiik "I.vniv:i>oo\L."—As we were passing olong Hroad street, yesterday noon, in search of something like a "city item," we came athwart a couple of burly darkies, between whom the following colloquy occurred. " Look 3*eah t Sam—you knows Itoub GufTum ?" "Wall, I duzn't know nobody else." " Wai, Uonb an' d:s chile hab o 'spicy of scientific poozleislic, last night." "Wot you call dem /wor/cistics?" " Wy, a set-to nigguh." " Whar ?" " Down Long Warf." " Wai, wet o' d.it?" "Nufiin, 'ticular, Sam, on'y I 'spect dm cliilc didn't make much by de s|icculash'n."—"IIow'h dat . Gumbo." "Wy, you sec, Sam, dat 6imc Uoub HulTmn wouldn't " treat" when dis niggah axe him, cibilly, and so I jes pulls his shapo down olicr Wn forcward." " Wat den 7" " Wy, Sam—tell you dc troof—I 'spect I heerd sump'n drap on the pavement, d'rcc'ly arlcrwards—and won I turn roun' to axe wit it tvuj, I foun' it wa» dis niggali, and nuffin shorter!—Hi-yali." Boston Order is Bcsixess.—A paper rec...
Id= 40 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
New Fashioned Railroad.—M. Audrand,n gentleman well known in Paris for his unremitting exertions, for the last seven years, lo perfect a systern, of Railroad travelling hy meant of compressed air, seem? at length in a fair way to Buccced. He has laid down a way 100 yards long, upon which a carriage, built for the purpose, is impelled upon his new principle, with case and smoothness heretofore not attained on the ordinary Railroads. There is no locomotive mccssary to move it, inasmuch as this is accomplished throug h a lube laid in the centre of tho road, with a pipe by its side, which keeps up the motive power. This system, the inventor undertakes to show, is vastly preferable, in all respects, to that of the atmospheric. It combines all of its advantages, while it is subject to none of its imperfection!.. Il unites entire safety with Use capacity lo run IS to 50 milet per hoar. Tho cost of keeping it in motion is stated lo bo less Lhan onchall of that of engine propelled cirriaec...
Id= 46 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
ExTRAonniNAitv Coincidence is the LrvEsop a Married Pair.—A Scotch newspaper of l)ic year 1777 gives the following as the extract of a letter from Lanark: " Old William Douglass and his wifo arc lately dead; you know that he and his wife were born on tile same day, within the samo hour, by the same midwife; that they were conslant companions, till nature aspired them with love and friendship; and at the age of nineteen wcro married with the consent of their parents, at the church were they were christened. These arc not the whole of the circumstances attending this ex. tcaordinary pair. They never knew a day's sick, ness until the day before their deaths; and the day on which they died they were exactly one hun. drcd years old. They died in one bed, and were buried in one grave, close to the fount where they were christened.
Id= 32 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Death of tiik .Mi;ri»khi:fi Frkkman.—The last Auburn Advertiser Kays of Freeman, the degraded nnd imbecile negro, who commuted the terrible jnurder of a whole family, a f.nr seasons since:— r< This wretched being died at the county jail in t'lis village, on Saturday morning Inst. lie has been in s. most miserable condition for some weeks past, and all who have seen him within that time have become satisfied that whatever he may have been -when ho committed the horrid act fnr which he has Leon so long imprisoned, he had become a perfect idiot. It is stated that Dr. Barton has gone to Mcjico, by special appoitmont of the President, for the purpose of administering the Itihron to wounded soldiers, in cases where it is necessary to restore to (he knife.
Id= 31 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
•* Give me," says a recent vigorous writer, "tho money that has been spent in war, and I will purchose every foot of land upon the globe. I will cloth every man, woman, and child in attire that Icings and queens would be proud of. 1 will build rt echool.housc upon every hill side and in every valley over the xvfiolc habitable earth; I will supply thai school-house with a competent teacher ; I will build on academy in every town, and endow it; n college in every SUtc, and fill it with able pro. lessors : I will crown every hill with a church con. gecrated to the promulgation of the gospel of peace; J will support in its pulpit an able teacher of righlc. pusness, so that on ever Sabbath morning the chime on one hill should nnswer to the chime on another around the earth's broad circumference, and the voice of prayer and the song of praise should ascend like a universal holocaust to Heaven."
Id= 35 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
Iunobance and Iraud.—A correspondent of the New Yoik Commcicial Advertiser, writing from Europe, gives an account of tho prominent relics in the Cathedral of Aix la Chappcllc viz : The ':loth in which was wrupped the body of Christ when laid in the tomb, a piece of his girdle, a piece of the rope with which he was scourged, a piece of the cross, the girdle of the Virgin Mary, a piece of the sponge on which vinegar was given to the Saviour on the cross; in fact we saw almost everything pertaining to Christ,exccpt the spear and the nails with which he was pierced. Multitudes regard these with veneration as veritable realities. Hence a gonci revenue to the church. Who would not be ignorant and supersti. tious?
Id= 45 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 28 August 1847
The late Earthquake.—It seems to he pretty well settled that there was an earthquake in this vicinity on Sunday morning, the 8th inst. An accurate observer of such things informs us that there were two shocks, very sensibly felt by him, at about 9 o'clock 45 minutes. The rattling of tho windows commenced in a south-west direction and proceeded in a north-cast course. The rattling from the first shock had ceased when that of the second shock commenced. The accounts from the Eastward lead to (he supposition that the shocks were more violent in that direction than they were in this vicinity. In tho neighborhood of Yarmouth, Me, glass was broken and crockery shaken from tho shelves in Eomo instances.—Boston Tran