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Id= 38 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
CORRESPONDENCE OF THE SP Sew York, ScpU 23,1817. Basics has been a very busy place tor the irsx week, A fii;e Horticultural Exhibition shoes what perseverance anil skill cen accomplish in aii unfavorable climate and natnrftlly unprodurlive soil. Ol" liic fruits, the pears exhibited perhaps lo the best advuntjge. The Association of Geologists and .Vaturalists closed its session of a week on the 25tli, hating 1 given great satisfaction for the variety ana intcCit of the suhjccU cii.-cu^^cti. Four men of science from Europe were present, *it the Iit.id of whoi.t ituirtt 1'c i>bcecl tliu cel/uristcd Trolbiaor Agassiz, who hag pleased the IJuslomans to such nn extent that liicy have endeavored to pruvuil upon ijjjii lo rctiuin in il.is country, us a nroiL-s^or in t!:o new tlcjiartintiit ol ' CamhriJ^u Col lege : * iuiided l>y the uitiniiiccntic of tlie Hun. Abbot Lcv/renco. This college is .naUingrnpidslr.dei:i ecienlilic udvaiir.ciucrit. It has a Telcsnnjic n hicli i...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
THU SPY & COLUMBIAN. siTI'RnAV MORNING. ' OCT. 2. 1S47. AGENCIES. V. B. Pauier, North West corner of Third and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, Tribune Buildings, (opposite City Hall,) N. York, South East corner of Baltimore and divert streets Baltimore, and N'o. 12 State street, Bo«tai. J\cot AL Westiiaeftxr, Lancaster city. \Vm.h« A. Pierce. Travelling Arfcnt. To CoHRESPOM»KNTs.—" Tiie Spirits ot Uic Midnight Hoar," are haunting our sanctum, from which "vasty deep' 1 we shall call \hvm on Saturday next- The thoughts arc hig hly poetical, ant! tha language, for the mont part, equally no; bul tlicre ure a few trrore in mctrey which we art tempted to amend. W. G. has our thanks for his execlluii letter fm:n New York. We wish hurt a safe return after n pleasant trip to the land of steady habits, gritletl quakcr*, wooden pumpkin i-ced*. and Hcienci*. New Advertisements. Q ~ j Foucn RnroriTH.—Since we discontinued iho publication of the duingd of our police courts, rowdyi...
Id= 42 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
Powck'b GBErc Slavs.—We cut the following description of this work * the faHeol we have seen, from the ^orrespondece of the N* O. Delta. Here you seen the Greek Stave? I have, that—After spending on hour yesLerday in tho rooms of i the Art Union, viewing here a picture that makes j you laugh—for instance, tlie one by Clanney, styled i ** Mexican Nows" of one of the b'lioys reading a t newspaper to an old covy who holds a pot of ale in < his hand, while he drinks in the news of an Amcri-Icaii victory with his beverage—it is good; there |one that raises Iho melancholy within you; and here agaiu the pleasing; landscape, the sctlrrs and g\ime, *he fine portrait, the scene of historical interest, Washington in Smart's studio, Gen. Wnync refusing the last blanket from the generous matron who had offered, it, etc. etc.—I stepped into Broad. way and bent my steps northward a couple of blockd |>qsI the new Uowery Theatre, to ace the Greek Slave. After climbing t>ix...
Id= 50 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
Fishing WoaiEy.—On Lone Inland, Maine, there Live secluded two women, a mother and daughter, the former being over 60 years of age, who arc known as the " Fishing Women." who follow that business very closely, having made, annually, it is said, S200 dollars on an average, for fifteen years past, and nothing will induce them to change their employment. One of (hem came near being carried to the bottom by a halibut a short time since As is Ihcir custom, one in the bow and the other in the stern, with the little skiff nearly filled with fish. Tlic women in the bow of the boat hooked a \cry large hallibat. and called her associate in the stern of the- boat to her help. In other circumstances they would have managed the unwelcome visitor well enough; and, in fact, he would have been very welcome lo the bail; but now the mistress of the " stern" dared not leave her scat for fear of Milking their loaded boat. The fish was allowed lo run lo the bottom two or three limes to get worried...
Id= 43 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
| Voirwif EauPno.N is Tilt; Pacific—A new volcanic eruption upon a small uninhabited island belonging to the Tii van group, of which an account ha a been published at Sunob by J. C. Williame. Esq., U. S. Consul, and Capt. Sampson, of New Bedford. The island is named Taha, and lies 60 miles northwest from Tavan. On the 9th of June, severe shocks of an uartlHmakc was felt at invcrvuls, al Tavan; on the night of the Uih, a very bright light was seen in the direction of Toku. — The tie.\t morning every thing was covered with dust, and the air had the smelt uf sulphur. On the Kith, Mr. William* K-lt Tav<in and approached Tolvii. Immense \ohniH's of smoke and dust were perC'.-ivcu', and on the muming 1 of the 12ih, dpi. Sampson of the C. W. Murgan, whnler, on his way from one of the Tonga Minds, entered the shower of aahfii. Before they entered, it appeared like a (squall; po soon as they got in it, the oyus of tlie men on watch were filled, and the deck began to he covered with ...
Id= 34 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
The Anslo hxxos.—Una elegant lilllo paper keeps up its fire upon the abuses of ihc n!d Mvlr of eptUiny, and is rnpidiy gaining; frK-ndr. to its1 If nr.d the reform it t.o . ' ¦jjirilcdly ad-.oi.atrs. Ii.-'-. pendent of Us phono'ypy, it ii- ^u ' veollrnt, a.« we]] c^ beautiful pappr. Andrews is. n-.v!e, Xc-.v Yor!;. S3. per annum. ~^/w ^ **•*******—~-— The Eveving Mmr.oR.—This, under its prt-senl proprietors, htgJi'v popular paper, (the daily from which tho Literary (Jajctte is mado up) iim received a large at cc«Kion toils circulation, by the purchase of the subscription list and b'jMncfts of the Gazette and Timce. We cnngrolnlaie our brclhrcn r»f the Mirror on Ihoir success, und commend their paper to all who wish a journal printed at tho Comznnrcial Emporium of the Uniqif ^ H. Fuller, cor. Nassau and Ann it. N. Y. Daily paper $G. per annum, Weekly do., S3. Do.mdev &. Sox.—Tliu papers oro diacussinjr Iho history, previous and future, of come of tho characters of lllis m...
Id= 53 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
A Speculation Citv.—About a dozen years ago, some speculators undertook to make a city where nature-never intended ono should be, on the flat land opposite to Washington. It wns to bo a groat commercial city, and was lo monopolize a vast amount of k trade. A letter from Washington, says that not a single house has been erected in Jackson City nincc its liundatinn—not a lot bought by tho speculators; but that, on the other hind, the very corner slonc has been sacrilegiously broken into and plundered of its newspapers, parchments, charter, coins and medal?, and ihe last heard of Ihc corner stono is lh«t it has been carried up into Fairfax county, where, at the last advices, an old negro was pounding hominy on it. Fossil. Lio.v.—A French engineer charged with the duty of inquiring into the nature and condition of the mines, in the southeast of the empire of Morocco, has discovered in the province of Tctun fossil bones of great interest. Amongst them i» the entire skeleton of a lion o...
Id= 46 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
I.s'knTit. —Inertia is that property which renders all bodies capable of retaining their present state or relation, whether at refat or in motion. By this property all bodies at rest continue at rest until put in motion by the exertion of sonic external force; and i( in motion, they always continue in motion until interrupted by external force. This property of matter may Lc illustrated by such examples as the following: A marbie shut from the finger will move but a. small distance upon the carpet; it will move much farther upon a flat pavement, nnd farther still upon smooth ice. Here the friction is greatest on the carpet and least upon the ice. If the friction were quite removed, and the resistance of the air also, tlic marble, once put in motion would continue in that stale forever. If n ball be fired from a cannon with a certain velocity, and there was no resistance from the air, it would continue round the earth perpetually, nnd never come to a slate oi * rest. In this manner...
Id= 63 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
The Isttlic** FuUh in Rniltotufg Chincfc McdicntcU Soap. •¦ I kn'»w my f.icc is sadly eprecltled With pimples, tan. sun burn, and freckle?, Erysipelas, scurvy and sail rheum IVnn ny cnlirle assijmc To reisn w III! full authority. These lilrmisfit's 1 t-non will curs And tunlie my sliin b^rh fair and pnre, Ily a soap of yupr-rior quality. The map I've -ipoht-n <if. n»here stated. It) Rnu way's Cllince Medicjled, For toilet purposes 'tis said Tn be Mftier iban ,-iny other made - r Si. now my friend* I « ill buy A cake of Radivay's soap and try." The lady Oir alic ajinlic the truth Sue found the eonp the friend of youth. And beauty once more, look H« ptace And shone with faith up"n her face, f*hc ever nncr held her hnpo In Iladway'a Medicated fio.ip. In ivonoVrfuI effects in speedily removing tan, mtnbitrn, plm|>lc», Moichet, pustules, bitea of >misii'iline>, tetter.&e, BOfleniits, purlfyine and cleflnsinp the rkin from all impurities, and adding b...
Id= 47 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
Attraction and Repulsion. —The power of attraction and repulsion is as well explained by the following curious experiment made with the gall of animals upon the water as by any other method : Take a bright blue enbsUncc such an a marine blue, which will be visiblo when spread to great extent; mix it with the ga!l and drop it upon the wa' cr. Tlic gall possesses so much of the repulsive power when fulling upon the water, that ila particles arc separated from each otljcr to such a degree, that one drop of the gall maybe mo.de to extend over a surface of two feet of tlic water, on all sides forming a comple circle. - When the drops of colored gall fall upon the watcr .it is separated with much force, and its particles arc throws asunder with considerable velocity, which again appear to be retained wilhin a circumscribed boundary by attraction, which causeB them to form a regular eir_ cle. If another drop of gall, colored with bright red of carmine be dropped at the centre of the blue...
Id= 64 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
OLIVER EVANS' Salamander, Fire and Xbief Proof IRON CHESTS, Warranted equal to any oilier make, and have nercr been injured by Fire or Burglarsin a single instance. He aSeo keeps on hand a lull supply of Common Chests, made of lighter iron, at lower LETTER COPYING PRESSES AND BOOKS, TRUCKS FOR STORES, FACTORIES, &,c DRUGGISTS 1 PRESSES. EAGLE GLASS PAPER. PORTABLE SHOWER BATHS, &.c. PACKING LEVERS. HOISTING MACHINES. REFRIGERATORS AND WATER FILTERS OLIVER EVANS GI South Second St., below Chcsnut Philad. REFRIGERATORS For Cooling and Preserving MEAT, BUTTER, MILK, and all articles intended for culinary purposes. WAT^B FILTERS. OLIVER EVANS 1 CELEBRATED WATER FILTERS, for Purifying Wuler tfiat is bracki.li or muddy, whether by rain*, minerals,or otherwise can be hud uf all nizes and prices, at the Ware. rooms . No. Gl South Second Street, two doors bolow Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. October Sd, 1847.
Id= 51 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
Hydrophobia.—A very painful case of tins disease occurred at Som crville, N. J., last week. On Wednesday, August 4th, a line young man, named llcnry Runyon, residing over the Raritan, in Hillsboro*, was severely bitten by a fierce dog belonging to his father, Richard Runyon. The dog becoming very violent and unmanageable was shot soon afterwards, noS however having shown unequivocal symptoms of madness. Mr. Kunyon's wounds healed rapidly, and jKsi - 'gor to hope that all trouble from the dog was ended. On Sunday week he experienced a peculiar numbness in his limbs with other indications of indisposition, which, however, did noi a-v aken much attention until the foHowing Wednesday night, when he found himself unable to slcp. On Thursday mornntg he was attacked with spasms, which gradually became more severe until 2 o'clock, on Friday, A. M., when he censed to breathe. He was not aware of the nature of his disease until Thursday afternoon, and as soon as he mado the discovery, becam...
Id= 62 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
Diunvfil**Es s4 Hwlmmins nf ihi» Head a rnarlnz noli* n Iho pars, lifnttnrhe, pnlpllnilnn nCIhe heart, &.C.— Wrijlit's Inrtinli Vpgelablf Pills nrp a efrtnln cure fnrllin above unpleasant complaints because they pun. '** from t'lu Itnily thn«i* Mucritnt n»'l corrupt Iminnm ivlifrh, when flnntinc in Ihr general niHsn nr rirrnla.inn, urn llin ciiiso of a rtelermiiiaiion or ruth of blood lo the hen<i, giddlnrpa. Inm of memory, tlinmPEs ofsicln. riniwsinpp., pmn of Uih ru-nd, nnd m:my oilier Symplons of a lonrfed and corrupt stale of iheM-od. Wright' * ImMiirc VesctnMe PilU nrc. nlin one of ttift very hc»t innihcinPK in Iho ivoilil fhr ihc cur? of imtlsci-KPfl.on, and therefore will, not only roinove nil the nhovp unrji'nsan* F>mplons, and entirely prevent nil evjl cotiptffiuptices reaiillins fron a rush of Muni! lo Ihe hpnri, hut w,li moat &»auredJy restore Ihe body to a »Mte of sound health Uewnrc of Counterfeit* ofntl kinds! Some nre rnntrd with sugnr;...
Id= 41 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
We Leaks from the Pbocnixville Pioneer, that alrcshet in the Schuy'kill and French creek, occationcd the destruction of considerable property in that vicinity, on Friday last. Among the ruins are the new bridge, ond tint over French creek. A curious nnd painful accident occurred at a place whero workmen were loading a brid ge with railroad iron to strengthen it *jg-ain$t the force of the flood, A man slipped nnd wan falling into the water when he caught the railroad track, and thus hung suspended over the raging torrent, and *vhile in this perilous position, a car, hcarily laden, passed over his hand*}, crushing them dreadfully, and c * eprmni- htm of tlic uso of them forever. Tho Pioneer recommends him to the sympathies and assistance of the public. His name is Michael Hagan, n. laborer ot good character, having a wife and two children entirel y de*>cndent npon his labor for support. Frederick Dougla« tthe fugitive «Iavc, is about to«Ule *tCloveJand .Ohio,whcro ha will pri...
Id= 52 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
A L}.opakd among us. —Some few years since, a leopard escaped from a. Menagerie, while traversing the country in the neighborhood of Penn's Valley, Centre co., Pa. The farmers in the vicinity of Adumsburg.in tUia connly, have lately been compluining very much of the destruction committed by some ravenous bua«t umong their flocks of sheep. From a variety of circumstances they were satisfied it eould nnt be wolves ,and they were quite at n loss to ascertain whut animal it could be. About a week since, two young men, by the names of Isaac Snook nnd Mr. Kncp, Iwing out after night about two miles from Adtnnsburg, were attacked by a leopard which sprang at young Snook, but he succeeded in avoiding it, and by loud calls for help frightened it away. The neighbors inimc. dialcly pursued it with dogs for some distance towards tho mountain, when the leopard turned upon them und seizing one of the dogs tore him dreadfully, which frightened the rest, and finally escaped.— Union Star. ¦ - - — ...
Id= 58 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
Vise.v Remjkkable.—A correspondent of the Washington Union writing from Saratoga, an. nounoes a very extraordinary circumstance, which must bs deeply interesting to the American people, viz: that Ei.Prcsidcnt Van Burou and Ex-President Tyler, with the lady and sister-in-law of tho latter had taken a ride together in an open barouche, around the enclosed ground, at the late Agricultural Fair. Decrease of Capital Punishment.—By on official document, printed by order of the British House of Commons, it is shown that in five years to 1826, there were 5583 persons convicted on capital charges, and 307 were executed ; in Uic next five years 7077 persons were convicted, and 3(M executed; it> the ncxl, 3877, out of which 175 were executed j In Hie next, 767, out of which 4.4 were executed.
Id= 57 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
IIarvlst without Previous Sowing.—In tho Schncllpost n-e find an account ot a method of compelling the wheat p lant to become perennial, like grass, and to perfect its grain annually, without annunl sowing of seed, which has been successful-Iy practised at Constance, in Germany. It was discovered by a steward of an estate named Kern. His method, after plowing and manuring the land and sowing it with summer or winter wheat, is to mow it in the spring, before the ear makes its appearance. This process is repeated several times in the season, and tho product is used as hay. The plant is then allowed to grnjy.^nil be cut in the ordinary way. The next vcar it rrpens earlier.
Id= 59 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
The Supreme Court, sitting at 1'itlslnirg, have reversed the judgement of death against Georgo Dunn, convicted of murder, because the prisoner was not present at the trial and the rendition of tlio verdict. Mary Kunklo has been sentenced at Utica to l»0 hung, on the 9th of October, for the murder of her husband. Gen. Tavi.or's Portrait The Richmond Kfipulilicnn slates Hint Mr. Brown, of that city, hn» l.ccn ofFercd S.000O for onc.half his interest in his. portrait of General Taylor.
Id= 56 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
Stttlers Wanted—Lands given to them.—The State of Arkansas invites emigrants to come and take lands which have been forfeited for taxes, and no payment will be-required for them. Tho Audi ^ tor, upon proof of settlement, will make a deed, which deed tha Supreme Court of the Statc^^J^* cided will be valid. The forfeited tracts comprise some of the fincsls lands in the State, and now ia tho chance for a cheap home or speculation. The Little Rock (Ark.) Banner office has just issued a volume of " ¦ "> octavo pages, containing a list of oil the lands which the State can donate, and the-laws relatin? thereto.
Id= 48 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 2 October 1847
What he paid the Doctors.—Mr. CorndiiiH Paulding has paid several New Orleans doctors S4. 7J 7 for "medical advice and attendance" upon a sore 6nger, which immediatel y got well by his following tho order of Dr. Stone; to take off the rags and let it alone. "Thb Olo Maw Eloquent. "—The venerable John Quincy Adams will take his Beat in Congress daring tho ensuing session. He thinks he can wiotox in Washington inora comfortably lhan io the nr»ro climate of Ma»&cbaMit9.