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Id= 9 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Remarkabli Cash of Animal Preservation sy Faosr.—The skeleton of an elephant of an extinct species forms part of the remarkable collection of curiosities in the famous Museum of St. Petersburg. Tiic mammoth animal was discovered in 1S0S in the ice of the Polar Sea near the mouth of the river Lena, by Mr. Michael Adams. It was first wen by a Chief of the Tongeese tribe in 1799, at which time was imbedded in a rock of ice about 180 feet high, and had only two feet, with a small part of body projecting from the bide, so as to be visible At the close of the next Summer the entire flank of animal had been thawed out. It nevertheless required five Summers, in this inclement region, to thaw the ice, so that the whole body could be liberated. At length, in 1807, the enormous mass separated from the mountain of ice and fell over upon its side, on a sandbank. At this time it appears to have been in a state ot perfect preservation, with its skin and flesh as entire as when it had existed ant...
Id= 4 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
"TOO MUCH ALIKE/' In which it is shown satisfactorily, that architects should never plan or erect two buildings similar in design. BY THE " YOUNG 'ON." One of those ludicrous, but singn'or occurrences, which will Eomctimcs take place even in the best society, came to light a few days sinco in the " upper ten" circle ol a neighboring city, and which, for " richness," ouUvics the Oolong and creamtoast of our old acquaintance, Squccrs, emphatically ! We hove asserted that such things will happen. But then, as Mrs. Partington would say, "it's a ¦ queer world"—and so it is ! But for the story. A polished little French gentleman, of considerable wealth, who had been educated in the highest -ecbool of politeness, had been wedded to a beautiful, but showy woman, lor a brief period, and having, ¦with his bride, passed the hey-day of the honeymoon in making the tour ot the northern States, concluded to settle down in Quakcr-dom. After a little search, he decided upon locating in one of a fi...
Id= 10 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Why should there be so much Disease 7—Because, in numbers of things, we do jtut by our nature what we were never intended to. do. For ex. ample; 1. Man is intended lo draw in frosh air every time he breathes. Almost all people, when in their shops, breathe the same air over and over again. To show the necessity of allowing fresh air continually to enter living rooms, and the bad air to escape, during each minute of his life, every man destroys a quantity of air twice as Urge ec himself*. 2. Man ought to breathe fresh air every breath. Our sewers and drains are so bad that the vapor and foul gasos rise, and we breathe them. 3. Man wu intended to lake exercise in the open air every day. Neither his heart, his stomach and bowels, his liver, his skin, bis lungs, his '.iioeyr. nor his brain will act rightly, without walking exercise every day : Most of us do not get any walking exercise, or only short ones, which are scarcely of use. - 4. Man was formed to take simple, plain, wholesoin...
Id= 2 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
CHAR. RICK WESTBROOK, EDITOR A.ND PROFIUfcTUK.. Printing Office—Front Street, opposite Ban's Hotel Publication Offiee—Locant Street, opposite the P- O. Terms.—Tlie Columbia Spy in published every Saturday morninp at the low price of ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE, or one dollar aid fifty cents. If not paid within one month of ihe time of subscribing. SinfE'ccopies,THREE CENTS. Terms of Adveiitisi no—Adveri.9emei.tB not exceeding a squire three times for 01, and 25 cents for each additional insertion. Those of a greater length in proportion. OA liberal dueount niaue to yearlyadver-Job PniNTtsa —Such as Hand-hills. FoRiing-MUs, Cards. Labelfi, Pamphlets, Blanks of every description Circulars, etc. etc., executed with neatnesaanddeBpatch a till cin rpiiRoitablfitcrRiB.
Id= 35 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Piom the London People** Journal THE HOLY LAND. BV HARRIET MARTINEAU. Entrance. It was on Sunday, March 28tbj that were to enler the Holy Land. I had been too much engrossed by the objects which interested its at every step in Egyp t and Arabia to think much of this beforehand ; but when I came forth from our tent In the dawn of that morning, there was enough of novelty in the scene around me to make me feel that we were about to enter upon a new country, and a new set of interests; and I became eager to know at what hour we were to pass the boundary which separated the desert from the Holy Land—tho home of the old Failli from that of the new. We had followed the track of Moses from tlic spot where his mother placed him in his bulrush cradle lo that on which he died} for to the cast we should this morning see the mountains overhanging the Dead Sea; and among them the summit of Nebo, whence helooked abroad over the Land of Promise; and now we were to enter upon the country of J...
Id= 30 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
THE WELSH SUPPER The supper given in henor of our fellow townsman, Thomas Welsh, Esq., -was Berved up at Barr's Hotel, last evening, (Friday, Sept. 10,) in a sumptuous and magnificent style, lo which about eighty persons sat down. After the cloth was removed, the company was organized by the appointment of the following officers of the evening: Col. Daniel Herr, President; Capt James Haughy, Major Samuel Brooks, Capt. Thomas White, Col. P. S. Gossler, J. F. Houston, Esq., and J. W. Cottrell, Esq, Vice Presidents; S. D. Young, Nelson Sutton, and C. Westbrook, Secretaries. The following letter was received and read: Philadelphia, Sept. lOtb, 1847. Gentlemen:—Your invitation to be present at the Supper to be given by the citizcnB of Columbia to Mr. Thomas Welsh who " volunteered to defend the honor of his country" and wa9 wounded at the glorious battle of "Buena Vista" was duly received, and I had promised myself much pleasure in participating with you on that occasion. Such mani...
Id= 31 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO Defeat of Santa Anna—The City of XVXexico at the Mercy of our Army. We are indebted to the Ledger for the following important newt.: From the Picayune oflhe 3<] lost. The news by this arrival is liie most important that we hove received in many months from Mexico. Our army has not only advanced to the city of Mexico, but it has had two engagements with the enemy close under the walls of tlie city, and defeat* cd them. The Mexicans have been brought to supplicate a suspension of arms, and Gen. Scott has granted it. The Mexican Congress has been con. voked to take into consideration Mr. Trisl's propo¬ sitions. The news was received ia Vcra Czuz on tlic cvc. nlng of the 2Gth uTt. by an express courier from Ori. zaba, who brought down the following letler to Mr Dimond, the collector at Vcra Cruz, lo whose cotsr. tesy we are indebted for the use of the letter which we proceed to givez. Orizaba, August 25th,. 1847. My Bear Friend :—The Mexican mail, wh...
Id= 18 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
The Timddecs S-teVKss.— Friend Simpson has just committed lo the " mercy of the winds and the waves," an elegant Section Boat—which, with true Pennsylvania pride, he has christened after our distinguished fellow citizen, Thaddeus Stevens, Esq. This "boat is none of the ephemeral affairs which section boats have of late got to be, hut a stavnch and beautiful specimen of boat building a: ever braved M the dangers of the raging canal.*' In commemoration of the prominent part played by the gentleman to whom it owes its patronymic, upon the common school question, the Thaddiui Slovene is daeomted with a landscape sketch, by Hunt, representing a pleasantly situated country school house, with a troop of incipient citizens play. ing about it—apparently oblivious of the birch and the foolscap, which doubtless reign within. A merry group aro t hey, and much, very much do they owe to the exertions of Mr. Stevens, for the privileges they are now enjoying. Wonder if they ever think ofit. While...
Id= 29 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Sivcl'MR Notion.—-Gen. Taylor's eldest daughter, tho wife of Col. Jefferson Oavip, has the queerest given name for a female we ever heard of, it being Thomas Jefferson Taylor. The oddity of this name is tlins explained by a friend of Geh. Taylor: The old General in hia younger days, look a notion na young men often do, that he would get married, which he did; and being a great admirer of Thomas Jefferson, ho declared his intention of naming his first child for him. In the course of human events, he became the father of a beautiful daughter. True to his purpose, an he 'never siirrrrldcrs/'hc had her baptized Thomas Jefferson Taylor. A Toucnirio Sioiit.—Standing a moment with a friend on Main street on Thursday evening we saw a spectacle which deeply stirred our sympathies. A man some forty years old, rcclir.g with liquor and bearing the marks of habitual drunkenness, came staggering up the sidewalk. To his hand bin little->on—a boy some 8years old—clung -with a ti ght grip o...
Id= 20 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Peter St. Desiionc.—We last week gave a letter from this gentleman setting forth his powers of calculation. These powers, to whatever extent they may be possessed by himself, it can he scarcely possible to communicate to others merely for a fee of ten dollars. A mind adapted to work of this kind, together with practice, arc requisite. Thus a southern nigger, but little above an idiot in oilier respects, performs astonishing teats in calculation, without knowing the nso of figures as the representatives of numbers; and Colburn did Ihcsumo when n child, working from the Ir/l, the method adopted by Mr. Dcshong. We have recently seen a French Irc.-itisc which professes to teach, in nine Jcnsons, a calculer aussi vite qite la pensee, (as quick as thought.) One of the questions will suffice as ari example:—"A piece of satin of 40 yards costs 2G0 francs: how much a yard roust it "sell for to make ten per cent?' 1 Mr. D< Iras taught his system for a ncmler of years, yet we do not h...
Id= 22 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Lead Ore in Lancaster Countv.—A enrrcspondciit of tho American Press, says :—** Lancaster County, Ph., has Ions since been noted for its proli. tic soil and production of its enormous yearly crops of grain, and nuw promises fair to rank also among the first of the mining districts of the State* Besides Iron ore, and of which new beds arc daily being discovered. Roofing Slate, Chrome, Marble Magnesia, some Copper, and lately, also an enormous bed of Lead Orr has been discovered on the farm lately purchased by Mr. Henry H. Shenk, situate five miles northwest from the city of Lancaster, on the Harrisbarg turnpike road. Mr. Shcnfc, (naturally disposed to investigate cause and effect,) was led lo the discovery of this ere from the fact that grain, grass or other vegetable* growing in that part of the field where the ore U found, ripened prematurely, or rather turned yellow, and sometimes died altogether, long before lue rest began to ripen, and while examining Die root* of the wheat, h...
Id= 34 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Letters received by the Caledonian from reliable sources, announce that on the 28th day of July last the King of Denmark issucii a decree declaring that alt persons who should thereafter be born iu his dominions should be sorn free, and that nil persons in servitude in hia dominions on the 28th of July last, and remaining to on the 28th of July 1859, shall then be absolutely free, without compensation to tlie owners. In tlie negotiation with tho colonists which preceded the issuing of this decree, he offered them the alternative of three years with a compensation of 860 per head for oach slave, or twelve years without any compensation, and they cbose the latter. Denmark has three small islands in the West Indies, »iz: St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John's, St. Croix contains about 80,000 slaves. St. Thomas andSt John perhaps 5000 more.—N. Y. Jour. Cvm. "If you children quarrel so about that doll, I ll ' break it op ; there's no ptacc where you are !"—'* Oh, do, mamma," screamed th...
Id= 27 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
To mEVF.ST the Run.iiso ot- C.«xdles— If you wish to prevent the running or guttering away in an hour or two ot on ordinary candle, place as much common salt, finely powdered, as will reach from the tallow to the bottom of the black part of wick, ivhcn, if the same be lit, it will burn very slowly all night, yielding a sufficient light for a bed chamber; the salt will gradually sink as the tallow i* consumed, the melted tallow being drawn through the salt and consumed in the wick. The Washington Whig mentions a report lhat .Mr. Crnmpton, the British Minister pro. tcm., has submitted, by order of his government, tu Mr. Bu. chanan an intimation that, in the event of an absorption of the existing territory by the United States, Great Britain will look to the United States for the rc-iniburscincnt of the debt due by the present Mexican government to the subjects of the United Kingdom. And also, that the intimation gocseven further—that, if the war wiLb Mexico shall end in any seriou...
Id= 26 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
TitE North UnA.scii C.i-»al.—Tlic Bradford Reporter says: There is now an assurance that this work will be again resumed nnd completed. Gentlemen from the Wyoming Valley have, during the latt week, been among our citrzerrs, procuring subscription to a bonus ot 550,000, to be paid the Company, provided the work U resumed and completed within the time allowed by tair. We arc gratified in being able to state, that about unc-half the required snm was forthwith rjiscd in tins county, ami more could have been procured, had it been necessary, our citizens having great confidence in the value nnd utility of this Extension, when connected with the improvements of New York. Luzcrne and Wyoming have already subscribed the balance. These gentlemen have the strongest ass-Trances that tlie Company would immediately put the Canal under contract, anJ we trust that the hopes of the people of this section will not again be disap - pointed.
Id= 33 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Psjux Talking.—An editor Bomcwhere this side of sun-down, walks into- a lady in thU wise because she has a greater taatc for writing poetry than washing dishes. ¦•An interesting female correspondent scuds us a very uninteresting piece of poetry, and timidly lispa a request for its publication. The moon i> called bright—the stars arc flattered with the original appcllution of "mcck-eyed"—the trees come hi for a full share of eulogy, and the Falling Spring is pronounced silver plated, or something to that effect. Besides this, the poem is equally instructive on other important subjects. If Mary will send us an affidavit that she has washed the dishes, mended ^ the hose, and swept the house for a week after she was " blasted with poetic fire," we will give in, and startle the literary world from its lethargy. For the present, wo say darn your stockings and darn your poetry too."
Id= 19 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Tire New Orleans Delta.—This is among the tnost valuable of our exchange papers, and, coming as it docs from the nearest point of direct communication with the scat of war, derives therefrom an extra interest. Tlic editorials and correspondence, although strongly spiced with wit and humor, have a higher value in their careful and unwavering adherence to facts. The Delta. i3 a contemporaneous history of the war with Mexico, and its rcidern arc posted np to the latest moment in all that pertains to that affair. As an exponent of southern views, and a record of the news of the world, it recommends it-Hfilf to the patronage of a northern public; and ire recommend it lo nil who would possess a fjitiiful transcript of the times. ' The weekly Delta is rmblished at 33 per year.
Id= 24 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
Mr. Clay.—The Episcopal Recorder, in giving an interesting account of the late Episcopal visitations of the Rt. Rev. Bishop Smith of Kentucky, snys:—The rite of confirmation was administered hy Bishop Smith on Sunday, July 18th, in the Chapel of Morrison College, Lexington, to seven persons. Among the candidates on the last occasion was the Hon. Henry Clay, of whose baptism an interesting account has recently been published. Herman Melville, the author of " Typcc," wns married on the 4-th ult., to Miss Shaw, daughter of the Chief Justice, of Boston. Alus! poor Fayawaj*—the genile, dark-eyed maid of Typcc. Little docs she suspect the-infidelity of her once attentive Tommn.
Id= 32 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
A Discovert.—Our readers may remember that some time ago, the Mayor received from the Hon. Michael Stanton, Lord Mayor of Dublin, a letter of thanks from the Corporation of that cily, for the gift of $500(1 made by this city, to the suffering poor of Ireland, which tetter was published in the city papers. Yesterday morning a respectable lady, a tenant of the Mayor's called upon him to sec the letter and compare the signature with that of one she had received some two years since from her brother in Dublin. Bach was a fac simile of the other, and the lady had the satisfaction of knowing that her brother, from whom she hod heard but onec in ttctnty.eight years t had risen to the high and honorable station of Lord Mayor of Dublin.—N. Y. Courier.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
THE SPY & COLUMBIAN. SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. II, 1847. AGENCIES^ I V. B. Palmer, North West comer of Third and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, ' Tribune Buildings, (opposite City Hall,) N. York. South East cornet of Baltimore and Calvcrt streets, Baltimore, and No. 12 Stale street, Boston. Jacob M. Westhaeffer, Lancaster city. William A. Pierce, Travelling Agent.
Id= 21 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 11 September 1847
C3"Mr. Buchanan has written a letter lo the democracy of " Old Berks," in reply to a recent invitation to attend a democratic ** Harvest Home," in that county, in which he lakes ground against th* Wilmot Proviso, und in favor uf the extension of the Missouri Compromise.