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Id= 15 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

As Honest Fellow, Truly.—A good man—he must have been conscientious (and verdant also)—residing in the country, and employed as a sort of agricultural laborer, having contrived to scrape to. gethcr fifty dollars, took it to his employer, with a request that he would take chorg-e of it for him.— The request was complied with. Tho year rolled round ; and the laborer applied to another friend to know what would be the interest upon it. He was told three dollars. " Well," said he, " I wish you would lend me three dollars for a few days. M y boss has been keeping fifty dollar* for «, for a year, and / want to pay him the interest for it."—This is true. The Spanish Bondholders wish England lo go to war to recover their debts. We certainly think the S. B.'s should be paid, and paid in full, but then we do not sec why we should fight their battles. We can only remind them of a celebrated line, which doubtless they have heard before, which commences by asking " Hereditary Bondsmen" if th...

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Id= 10 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

A Novelty in SccLrTur.E.—The London Spectator, in describing a piece of statuary which hns been exhibited in this city, the work of Raffacllc Monti, speaks of the wonderful execution of the design as follows:—"The effigy of a veiled Vestal tending the everlasting flame is a curiosity in sculpture—a feat of art. The figure is th<! size of life; it is clothed in u robe, and a veil thrown over the head envelopes the fucc, shoulders, and parts of the arms; this veil is transparent. Not merely do you discern the covered forms where they actually swell out and touch the veil but you think you can sec through the veil undcrncarth the full and delicately finished features of a most beautiful face; you can detect the retreating curves of the profile and swelling forms of the lips, with a space between that softly but crisply rounded flesh and the covering gauze. Yuu arc deceived. Working in transparency of the marble with cunning skill, the sculptor so arranged the thinness and thic...

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Id= 11 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Romance in Real Life.—About twelve years ago, a young gentleman, whose name we forbear to menlion, residing in an interior county of Kentucky, became Binitlcn—as falling in love is usually termed—with the daughter of a wealthy merchant, His love was requited by tbe fair and lovely girl, but the young man being poor, without influence, and hiving nothing to depend upon but his own industry and resolution, his suit was looked upon with favorless eye by the wealthy father. In a moment of chagrin and disappointment, the proud youlh left the home of his childhood—and twelve years rolled by, during which time no word was heard of him. He went to the West Indies, a pennylcss adventurer, and one month since returned home, the possessor of an immense fortunu. In the mean time, the father of his beloved had failed, and died a poor broken hearted man, leaving his wife and daughter dependent upon the cold charities of the world. Yet in poverty, us well as in wealth, the two lovers had remaine...

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Id= 19 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Curious Circumstance.—A short time since, while a little child of a gentleman of this place was playing in the yard, it was suddenly attacked by a large roostor and severely injured. The rooster struck it in the head with his spurs, cutting through its check and making other deep gashes on its face; it also picked the child's head and breast, and would probably have killed it, if the father had not fortunately happened to come into ' .he yard in time to rescue it. The rooster was immediately killed. —Old Colony Rep. Eltctrio Vclocitv.—It has been stated, and generally understood, that electricity in high tension travels at the rate of two hundred and eighty thousand miles in a second of time—that this ia the probable velocity of communications by tba osgnetic telegraph. Bot from recent observations it appears most probable that no space of time whatever is required in the passage of the telegraphic current from one station to another, whatever the distance. The induction of the fl...

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Id= 14 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Oil of Stoxes.—" Sermons in stones" we had heard of before, bet it remained for the French Institute to enlighten the world by means of a " minertl oil" obtained from the mines of Autun. We arc told that this remarkable liquid has many valuable qualities; among the rest, that of not staining by contact, and of yielding, a remarkably clear and steady flame. This shows that the manufacture has yet to reach the highest pilch, and also that the oil is adapted tu wicked purposes. May it not be a mere figure after all, this oil? Perhaps some miserly Autunnoie, out of whose flinty heart none could ever squeeze one dr* n of pity, finding hi« lamp expiring, and himself in need of extreme unction, has endowed a hospital, or granted a supply of butter in perpetuity, to a neighboring orphan asylum. Possibly, though hardly so, some wealthy publisher, feeling com. punctious visiting at the last, has loll proportionate sums for the relief of the various authors Iiy whose labors he grew rich. In ...

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Id= 12 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Air Line Railroad.—The charter, as amended at the last session of the Connecticut Legislature, authorises the Company to organise when 4500,000 is subscribed. Of this amount 8336,000 have al. ready been subscribed in Middlctown and vicinity. We understand that books are soon to be opened, with a view to procure $150,000 or 8200,000 additional, to enablo the company to organise without delay, which for several reasons is deemed important. The stock of the Massachusetts section is already taken. From the southwestern tormina tion of that section, at or near Blaokslone, to New Haven, is 84J miles; the whole cost of which, including equipments, according to the estimates of engineers, will be 82,639,000. We are further informed on good authority that recent explorations and surreys have established the fact that no grade on the whole line need exceed 50 feet In the mile, and that only two miles will come up to that—X. Y. Jour. Com.

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Id= 18 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Advice of Counsel.—There is a well known custom prevailling in our criminal court*, of assigning counsel to such prisoners as have no one to defend them. On one occasion, the Court finding a man accusrj of theft and without counsel, said to a lawyer who was present. •« Mr. , please to withdraw with the prisoner, confer with him, and then give him such counsel as may be best for his interest." The lawyer and his client then withdrew, and in fifteen or twenty minutes the lawyer returned into court. " Where is the prisoner ?" asked the Court. " He is gone your honor," said the hopeful legal limb. " Your honor told me to give him the best advice for his interest, and, us he said he was guilty, and I thought the best counsel I could offer him wan to ' cut and run' which he took at once."

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Id= 5 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Dr. Ure has invented a very simple and elegant instrument for ascertaining the precise quantity of absolute alcohol contained in any sample of fer. mentcd liquor, wine or spirit. If any liquor is found to contain only a small quantity of alcohol, at the same time that it is known to possess a strong intoxicating power, the inference is that it is drugged. Hence the instrument will be found of great use to tbe trader, as it is against the brewer, distiller or compounder who supplies him, and also to the public as ..gainst tbe trader, of whom they are the customers. We tra informed that the notorious Maria Monk is now an inmate of the State Prison at Sing Sing, having been sent thither on a conviction for grind larceny.—Brooklyn Advertiser.

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Id= 3 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

CHARRICK WESTBROOK, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Priming Office—Front Street, opposite Ban's Hotel. Publication Offre—Locust Street, opposite the P. O. Tbrmb.—Tbe Columbia Sfr is published every Saturday morning utthe lour price of ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE, or one dollar and flfty cents, if not paid within one month of the time of subscribing. Single copiesTHREE CENTS. Terms or Advehtisi.no—Advertisements not exceeding a square three times forSl. and 25 cents for each additional insertion. 1 hose of a greater length in proportion. b>a liberal discount made to yearly adver-JoB * PftlKTlNa — Such an Hand-bills. Posting-bills, Cards. Labels, PamnlileteBlanks of every description Circulars, etc. etc. .executed with neatnessanddespatch and on reasonableterms.

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Id= 13 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

"Halloo, steward," exclaimed a fellow in the steamboat, after be had retired to bed; " Halloo, stewsrd!" •• What, mans ?" •' Bring me the way-bill." " What for, mawa." »I want to see if these bed bugs put down their names for this birth before I did; if not, I want'em turned out." Another Strange Will.—An eccentric gentleman of Philadelphia, lately deceased, left behind him an odd testament in tbe shape of a will, from which the following is said to be an extract: "Whareas, my daughter refused me a night's lodging in her house when I had no place of abode, I therefore leave her one cent, and to her henpecked husband, half a cent, as a man who allows bin wife to insult her father in his presence, is no man. To my other children I recommend a perusal of the Fifth Commandment. To my mothcr.in-law, I bequeath six cents, provided she buys therewith a halter to hang herself, for having swindled the Elect out of a gold watch she wears, under the pretence of benevolence and Christi&am...

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Id= 8 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

At a lecture last month delivered at tbe London * Western Institution," on the Qualities and Uses of Ices, a remarkable object in the room was a model castle, with towers and battlements complete, the whole raised of chemically created ice. A Caravan froh the Selkirk Settlement.— On the 20th of July there arrived at the village of St. Paul, near St. Peters and the Falls of St. Anthony, on the upper Mississippi, the most novel and original caravan that has ever appeared since Noah's ark was evacuated. Our readers are aware of that there ia an isolated settlement of several thousand inhabitants in a high latitude of British North America, known as the "Selkirk Settlement." Cut off from the commerce of the world, they rely entirely upon their own resources, their farms, their flocks, and fishing for support—being a community, so to speak, of Robinson Crusoes. Their crops hav. ing failed the t-vo last seasons, they have been forced to break out of the wilds again and seek food in ...

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Id= 20 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

inhe nicest Fourth of July toast we have seen this year, was tha following, given at a celebration in Ohio, by J. L. Baker: •• Our country.women—may their Srrart-works ever afford a shelter to tha American in/i/nJ-ry."

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Id= 38 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

From lhc St. Loui* Reveille TIffilLLnVG JOURNAL. Copy of a Journal kept hy a Suffering JEmigran on the California Mountains, from October 31s 1846, to March 1st, 1847. Tbuckey's Lake, Nov. 20,1846. Came to this place on the 31st of last month went into the Pass, the snow bo deep we were ui able to find the road, and when within three mile from the summit, turned back, lo thi? shunty, o Truckey's Lake Stanlon came up the day afte we arrived here; we again took our Tciims an wagons and made another unsuccessful attempt t cross, in company with Stanton; we returned t the shanty, it continued to snow all tho time. \V now have killed most part of our catlle, having t remain here till next spring-, and live on lean bee without bread or salt, It snowed during the spnc af eight days, with little intermission, after ou irrival, though now clear and pleat ant, freezing a lig hts; lhe snow nearly gone from the v.illeys. Nov. 21—Fine morning, wind N. Vv\; twenty .wo of our company about s...

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Id= 36 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

j vrnrr. -.vit!. the wcallicr to the Bhapc of holes in the mud, while on their earthen floors crawl, cook, liv and multiply, the wretciicd looking 1 population < lepcro?. This word, I believe, is not pure Spanisl but is derived originally, il ia said, from the Casti ian lcprn, or leper; and although they do not suffe from that loathsome malady, they ore quite as dii gust ing". Blacken a man in the sun; let his hair grow Ion and tangled, or become filled with vermin; lei Iiii plod about the streets in all kinds of dirt for yean and never know the use of brush or towel or wale even, except in storms; lei him put on a pair ofleall; er breeches at twenty, nnd wcjr them until fort without change or ablution; and, over all, plac a torn and blackened fiat, and tattered blanket be grimed with abomination-*; let him have wild eye and shining 1 teeth, and features pinched by famim into sharpness; brcaj-ts bared ar.d browned, and (i females) with two or three miuialnrcs of the sam...

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Id= 35 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

THE CITY OF MEXICO The following graphic description of the city c Mexico ia from Brant2 Meyer's book on "Mcxic :¦; it was and as it is." It will be fo'jr.d peculiar!; interesting at the prnt-ent time: It was the middle of November, but there was > Mny mildness in the atmosphere. The shy was o that cccp uIirB-tnarine blue peculiar to elevp.ici regions. As I ranged my eye down the street fron my balcony, the town was alive witb a tccmin; population; the windows of the houses stood opun fair woman strolled homeward from miss; ol< monks shuffled along i.i t'^eir cowled robes; thi Etcher urged along his ass with its peripateticstal mng around with various meats; freshly-lcavcL lowers nnj tror«» in tlic court-yards, of which ] :aught glimpses through the open portals; and ir nc Ijalcp' iies lounged t!".e carty risers, enjo\ ing s 2g"ir JtH'.r tlicir cup of chocolate. It was a li\elj lT;J beautiful scene, worlliy nf the pencil of thai iiartcr-painter of c '.Iicp, C^r.n...

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Id= 31 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Vnixn. M. Di-siionj.—This g. n;!.M-..m Ins A: iiished us iwlh i^l «.f arlthincli'Mj rule?, v.iuc wo have* CAiitnincJ lo r-ome t\ient. Ti.e exam pit given u» Addition can hn ro-iriilv performed wit great rapidilv !>y the rule, but unfortun ltclj* tii solution dpptr.»H up in certain cortiingrntLs whic abstrurt from its value. In thr Srt-l c.\.nn;MC. if i': last figure of the (ir«t rn-.\ hnd Llct\ d tret,-,-) '] -;f •: Ihe first fignrc in tho an i\PT *.voaM haw: been nslcad of 3, sj tisat 1'ie moJ " of ironing Ihe fir? iigure is not rdiiblc, altlwtt^h i! mi} be (Ictincrmlisequcntl}*. Xor will t'i.: rule t^nsatT for ^:n;i, lumberi, or s"" 'i, &nv piir of wi-i'.Ii form a «ii:i cbs than H. ll we add I2'», -I'r-j, ?-[J , nnl rj.'i ,tli Linount Fhoiilil be 1-1 ' I, lint th»* nrv. ruli in i*ci i l3Sl,as nearly ^s it cm be fr,\[.v\ ' t\ t [{ir no direc ion »a giv« n for co^l. i in wLi.u tin. Mini o: tin pairs is less ihaii D. Tijurulcllr "''I'li'jlicritif-ri ;e r..*f iiCi", &...

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Id= 25 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

AGENCIES. V. B. Palmer, North "West corner of T' j'rd and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, Tribune Buildings, (opposite City Hal",) N. York Sooth East corner of Baltimore and Calvcrt streets Baltimore, and N'o. 12 State street, Boston. Jacob M. Whstiueffer, Lancaster city. William A. Pifrce, Travelling Agent. , ID"\Vc understand that the line of lelegrnph be-Lween York and Baltimore is already under cor<- tract, rind will be completed al on early duv. Godi.t's Lady's Book.—We have received the October number of this sterling mn^zinu. The ;mbelishment9 arc fine as usual. It contaira twelve extra p^ges of letter press, wilh the comnencement of a new novel by Miss Leslie, enliti'ed * Amelia, or a Young- Lady's Vicissitudes." This mvel will be given c\tra, and not in^rfen* with he usual variety of Hie book. .w,^^//A/f//«».,.. Dedication.—Ti"- new rresbyterian Church ir WrighUvillc, will be c' *«cii*:a*rd to tl.c &t - *iwce o God, on Sunday, the 3d of October ncxr. T...

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Id= 32 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

At a?t-\*L(( '. .\K'iVn.^ of Susfjiiclunua Council, No. 31, O. L'. A "M,'.u d .it th.'ir U.ill, on \V"cunc-. duy.Sept. l."itli, K : i7. 'i'i.- fi.liiuviiig' prcainblu and rcsoljtions wfrc un miino«-»iy uia^f.-.u ¦ .— ( WiiERUAs, Tiiomvi \\ r.!.>u, a a American and n Mechanic, either oT whicli titles fiisjrcs tin 1 ri "-j>'.-ti of liuaord^r, iii1? r>Mi.r:.cd fro.-n Mi 'Mt1 " , ' .v! r ,-r he has scaled v. it!. h\* i»!^"d i.i^ dt'vu'.ion lf> Ins country, and is now j rct'ilcn'. of (.-oi-jtiiuia ; 'J'hcrcforr, JZcsoivrJi Tliat S isqi.rlia-.r.a Cuiincil, Xo. 31, of the Order of Unilrrf American jMccliiii.c'; , fully appreciate the pa'nntic pcrvircs of Mr. T'lo:u;"= WcI'j.i; and v. -ltiij they j.-in wnh the whole people in v.-clcom.n£ Iti.n to '.he home of his boyliooj, t'.icy ¦ woulJ express tl.- hope lliat lie i:ny be ppccttiiy restored tohcalih and enabled lo resume his foraitr ' vocation. j Resolved, Tint - i cc^y ri i * t ic(? resolution", signed i by t...

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Id= 37 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

PisGULAit Fact in* " Vaturu.. History.—Bctwecr four und five months ago, Mr. Robert Ricd, baror officer of the Honorable M. Slcw.irt, Corsbic, Scot land, having two hivesof bcrs theone pretty strong and the olher weak, look it in hi? head to make ar experiment with the weakest, as it u\i«s not wort!: killing. Ho shut up the inoulii of tiic " skc]»,' covering il with strivv, and oAerward**covering tlu entire hive with earth, in the same manner as <t p,\ of potatoes. The strong hive, during the winter took for their sustenance upwards of ten pounds ol sugar. On the 13th current the covered hive was dug up, in presence of "Messrs. John Stewart, writer, John Mitchell, gardener, and others, when, wonderful to behold, the formerly weak hive was "bund in a strong and healthy state. The "skep" was lifted off the board, and there was not above a Jozcn dead bees in the lot; and it was truly pieasng to fcc them, when aroused from their dormant laic, flapping their wings and buzzing ab...

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Id= 29 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 18 September 1847

Tiie Tj*te Bati'I-K,—All accounts sgree in U,c statement th.it lite city of .Mexico is at Liie mercy of Gen. Scott. It in stated lliat tiic arnuslicc dnJ not meet llic general npprovoJof the aru.v; but Gen. Scott no rioutit had good reasons fur acting nt? \.c did. T'.c number of killed and wounded i< ;aid to be about 3,0u0 Mexicans and 1100 Ar.icri-:ans. I'.i.: Xuu ark D.iiiy Adv.ru *ir rjf 13111 nisi., Jr.i he fullowinj; ncw& in iuIwhv or' c* .I.-., L- "e<;t\.; h-, md pony expresses. - "Wics /"/ Claii i o-jincc,—A fri-ind of &::rs bo n j put in the clairvoyant hl.tte 1 i*L niglil, a-eertnin. d limt the armUiicc was violated nn the part of t',f Mexicans, and tri'it Gen, Scott wa9 crcnslr.iir.c*. * lo tkc the cil} by assault, much lilocci being- shul.— Ve st ilie nut* '.litli in cl.iii voyance upon lift.- tiuth of his ti.-ion. If it Urns out to bu a mere H i-i-m ui he night,' t!»^n "i,t cl-iirvnyance h\z written Cr\\n a .umbug.

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