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Id= 33 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
At the late meeting of the New York Historical Society, n memher presented an originul letter written by George Washington to a gentleman in New York of which the following is a copy:— Nlmvbubcii, 5th Nov. 19S2. Dear Sm: By Dr. Gregg I send you four joes £G. 9. 3- which appears to be the balance due you for your lands. I pray you to get me made by the measure enclosed a pair of the nicest and best leather brrecl.es. I know not at this lime, who is estimated the mot-t celebrated maker, or I would not trouble you with bo Email a mutter. Formerly tliurc was a person called, 1 think, the C.irahous, by whom very neat breeches were made. "Whether they urc yet to be had, I know not, neither do I know the price of the leather breeches at this day, but if tlic mnncy sent is not sufficient, the deficiency shall be paid on demand. I would beg to have them sent to me us soon an possible. I shall thank you for reiterating my request that they may be maJc roomy in the scat, They generally make ...
Id= 68 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
PUBLIC SALE. ri">II!0 subscriber will oiler it Public Sale, at tlic \ _ House of Daniel Hcrr, on Tuesday the 2nd ilny of November nc.\t, at 7 o'clock in the evening, a two slory frame: /-i DWELMAT. IIOI7.SG, JEjL and lot ofjjround in Walnut Slrccl, in tho borough of Columbia, a. few doors abovu tbo German lfcfi>rmcd Church, adjoininpr the properly of :hc widow Mays, and now in the occupancy of the widow O'Donucl. The said Lot is the soutli-wcslcrn half of liol No. 'II in the plan of the Horoujjli, extends in Ironl on Walnut street thirty feet, and in depth one hundred and iiincly feet to a public alley. Possession may be had immediately if desired. Terms will be made known and attendance given al tho time of sale by JOHN F. HOUSTON, Attorney, for the Ileira of John IMclvihsick, dee'd. Columbia, October 0, 1817—it. 1TOTIOE. TO all persons indebted lo tho estate of Doctor Hugh JfcCorklc, late of the Borough of Columbia, deceased, and all those having- demands against...
Id= 44 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
TKVNsr.'KNDr.NTU.iMi.—Since the d.iys of the d.iwn and death of "The Dial," (says the N. Y. Impress,) we have seen nothing, in its way, superior lo thif. Whut a happy stMe of things it will be, when a style of expression like the following, written phonogrnphically, and printed phonotypically, will form our vcrmcularl The writer is commentihg on the death of Silas Wright: "Humanity laments when such a man passes away from the stale of nature lo the ttalu of essence— the state of fullness lo the state of void, the state of usability to the state of invisibility, tho state of manifestation to the state without manifiliation."-—Middlesex *J\Iass.) Freeman. The Dobton Star thus hits off this precious bit of transcendentalism: " And common sense lugnbrialcs, when practical actuality disappears in the misty verbosity of gammon—when sackcluth-covered S,ixon-Kngli.sh is sepulchred beneath the mountainous ponderosity of moonshine—when unsophisticated ideas mount up into sublimated nonsense...
Id= 45 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
A Cat ami an A»ukr.—A shepherd in the upper part of Aitnanddlc was engaged one forenoon last spring in casting pculs not very far from his own house. His cat, probably for the sake of society, had accompanied him, and Ins attention was drawn to her usual movements while he was busily engaged " in providing a supply of warmth against the cold nights of winter. On proceeding to the ' •pot ha discovered tliut pussy was engaged in mortal conflict with a large udder, which she hud probably attacked al firU in mist.iko for art eel. The adder leaped at the cat with great bounds, sometimes going over it by several feet, and the other kept standing on its hind legs, striking the enemy nn the head with the claws of its fore feet. A r lcr this encounter had lusted for some lime, the shepherd became apprehensive of his cut receiving a. mortal bile from the fangs of the serpent (be, which he disabled by a stroke from hi-* spade. Pussy immediately rushed upon the unfortunate adder, anil finishe...
Id= 46 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
I.vrf:r»i;sTiN(. Avmuuaiu.w Dwovi.uin-* at Mai,, tv.—We understand thnl Air. William Winthrop, PniU-i! States Consul, and Mr. Walter T,oek, of Ihc Uoyal Artillery, have been cngigrd during tho p.ist month in excavating a temple at ("ilta Vccchia* which, doubtless, owctt its origin to the earliest inhabitants of thin isle ml, and may be considered a most remarkable relic. This curious Pluunician relic, or "Church (if the Saracens, as the country people have alread} 1 begun to call it, is situated in a very pretty valley, not far from the Kin-ill church of Virtu, and car. easily be touiul by those who as anlitjuarinns, in search of tomb", have made themselves acquainted with that part of the island.— Travellers and othrrs, who take any interest in antiquarian researches, will be amply repaid for their trouble in visiting thU temple, which will carry their speculations hack to the earliest ages, and be found wholly unlike any other place- in Malta or CIozo now known to exist.—Malta G...
Id= 50 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Khmakaisli; Antiquarian Piscovi;mns.—Mr. W, II. Kolfe, of Sandwich, assisted by Air. T. Wright and C. Smith, has been pursuing with considerable success the researches commenced last year among tlic early Anglo-Saxon graves then discovered on Oacngaldown in the isle of Tlianet. During unc week, there were eight graves opened, which furnished a number of curious articles of arms and personal ornaments. In one grave were discovered a male skeleton, with the skeletons of his wife, aiu] apparently his daughter, evidently all three interred ut the same time, and in a position which evinces the uflucliunato feelings of our early fcicfnthcr?. They lay arm in arm, and the faces of tho inun and his wife were separated only hy the warrior's (•pour. Another grave contained also skeletons of it nulu and female, the forehead of the former resting oil his partner's check. On the breast of this lady was found a magnificent brooch of eivcr-gilt set with garnets.
Id= 61 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Im-i.ammation or the Kvt-*, liku all oilier inftinunatinn, m caused Iiy nnpimiy nf Hie lilnna. WrlRht'rt Indian Wgi'lnlilc Pills wilt t»« fouml'i crrtnin cure f.<r thu above pamftil malady ; bpcaiue ihcy|"»Rc from U'« !">•!>• Hiofc corrupt ami htaguaM tiiiiimri whicli arc the ratixe nut only of inflammation ofilic eyes, tmt of every dopcrtption of di-ease. Frntn tlirec In *-K of tlie above named Indian Vegetable Pills, taken every ni;,'liti>n g"inj; to bed, will in a slinrt time completely ri>l llie imJy of everything that U opposed to Jioaltli; nnd therefore will most a*.surMly make u perfect mire "f nitLiiiimatinn of tlie eyes, nnd ;it Hie bamu tune the hloud and other llnnN will be of Hir.li a tie»Hliy quali:>, thai disease of any Kind will In: nliftOkitefy imp"t<«il)|u. He ware of Counterfeits nf all kinds! Some are coated wtlh Migar; others made to reneniMe in outward appoint nee the original medicine. The nrifi-M course i*. tr...
Id= 30 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
O"The River is rising rapidh ¦viTf*-i"r" "WiiocAS-DEAr it?—E. Ilaldcman Co.'s Furnace, ut Chi<]"es, is eig ht feet across ihc boshes-, and is driven by a forty horse power engine. For the three weeks ending Saturday last, (Oct. 2d,) the amount of iron made was as follows: First week, 74 tons, second week, 72, and third week 72, making, 2ld Ions in three weeks. This, for the size of llic furnace, in considered an extraordinary yield. ~*~****+-^-*+***' Tim City Itcm is a new paper, hailing from Quakcrdom, it epicy sheet, well stored with interesting readable matter—i'2 per annum. We like it. Tun HijiiTftus Cau^, matiufucLurcd by A. M. Ilainc*, here, in Columbia, arc attracting the attention of every body interested in such matters The opinion seems to be unanimous, that Ilaincs's cars cannot be excelled, even by the vaunted ones of our friend W.O., away down cas,t.
Id= 34 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Eicjht Jlor.u Htni.Mr.XTS cuixn out.—A Washington Correspondent of one oi'liic IJallimorc democratic papers hays that the eight regiments which the President lias a right to call out, " adopting llie construction of the act of Congress, authorising him ti> employ 50,000 volunteers, were to be called out on Tuesday, which will make the ."30,000 complete. It has not yet been ascertained on what Stales the rcquiMlion will be m'idc. A spccUl messenger, it U also snid, is to be dispatched forthwith, to recall Mr. TriM, and the writer adds, that the war, now to he curried on »g tinst Mexico, will be simil.ir to that waged b y X.ipolcon against Austria and Italy, by Sir Henry 3*ottingcr against China, and by Sir Harry Smith ug.unM the Sikh?, i. c. ,it will support its own e.\pcnse mid uc quire tcritury besides.
Id= 37 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
TiieNkw U.mu««d Hriix.c—TJie Pliilad. and Kc&dingUuilmjdCu. lu\c jm-t finished the ercc tion ufa massive Si,mi- i;n.| K^ tm-r the mouth or French Creek, ut lln» place It ut,,. s ij,c j,ja,:0 of the former wooden one, and ilic cl».u. Cc w.m ctfeclcd without the Icaol interkring wiih tlnj u-mi tr.ivcl. This bridge, built under Ilic dinrtimi of Mr \Vm Phlean.is a beautiful specimen of tliv Mvli ', r,»lt. ,| rock work. The niujh, unhewn apjxMi.n, re of tlic arches and piers gives it a look of jjrc.it f-tnuuili . us well as u pccuhur litnc«s for the purpn--.i, inr which it wan designed. Tlicrc nrc ilirec arches, o! about thirty feet spun, and nearly an cfjtial hei ght* —J'itantTrille Pioneer. An M rj-painJinif cannon Itall" lus Ik en invented by a Mr. JJ* als of Iioston. It J* so constructed that imiiiidtdlely on leaving 1 the emmon, lojr strong and savage looking 1 knife blades ex'end j-.ime six or eight inches in every direction from the ball.
Id= 43 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
A Puzzler.—A writer in the ISapUst Register proposes the following inquiry;—"If a Mr. Randall is blessed with a .son, whom he names Ezra' and if Mr. U. upon the death of Ibra'n mothar, marries the daughter of Mr. Alvonl, who a few ycirB before lost Itis wife, and who subsequently, by a second wifr, is blessed with a daughter that Is named Mary, but who lives not lung lo lament the early death of his daughter, Mrs. Randall, or enjoy the society of his companion and daughter Mary * ami if,'after la's death, Mr. Uundall takes for his third wife the furmcr wife of his father-in-law, and if his son Kzra, choo«c to marry the daughter of his father's third wife. Miss Mary Alvord, will any law, human or diunc, be broken, and what relation will E-zra be to his father, or h\a tUUurcn to his father 1 !! wife ?*'
Id= 67 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
£XI!CUTOKS> &A1A1 OF VALUABLE STOCKS. rpiIK undcrsipuci), Kvcciilors of the last will and i_ Icstiimuil of ;Mary Itcthel l.iti: of the buroiigli of Columbia, ilun'il., will mil ut I'ulilic Sale at ihe house of Daniel llerr in the borough ol Columbia, on Tamilnij, the. '2nd ilai j »/"Nnrrmhrr next, the fol. lowing Valuable Slocks : 1:1 .Shares of Stock in the Jiank of Ihe United States, 27 Shares of .Slock in tiie Oolninbn, (;iiiquc« and .'Marietta IJoad nnd Itridgo (' omjiany, 25 Shares of Marietta, I!.iin-Urid pc , Falmoulli ami Vortuniniitli Itoad Company, 33 Shares of Slock in the Farmers Jiank or I,an. caster. Sale lo commence at 7 o'clock in tlic evening when allendance will be (fiwii ami terms made known by SAM'JKI, Ji. IIK1SS, .1. UOIISrON MIFl'LIN, JOHN K. HOUSTON KOISIUtT 15. WHKillT, Oct. 9-41. Kxcculors ol Mary Kelbel.
Id= 49 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Attempt on the Life or Cait. Bragg.—The New Orleans National contains a letter, in which the following story appears. It secerns improbable. Some fiend m human shape last night made a terrible illustration of 'm little more grape Captain Ur ;irr gi" f*or ' ie placed under the head of the gallant soldier an 8-inch bombshell, with a train leading off by which it was ignited. The explosion was terrific, but fortunately the Captain received no injury. Two of the missiles went through his bed without touching him. His escape is looked upon as miraculous, the contents of the shell having been scattered around /or a hundred yards. No cause is assigned for this attempt upon the life of Capl. Ilragg, except that some of his men thinks he is too severe in his discipline. This is the second attempt on his life.
Id= 72 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
" WINTER'S COMING." A KEVERY. Tlipcnld winds of nmiinin pigh sml o'er llie lea, Ami Hih Ht(irin-K;ijril (Vulirs In Imrrilih- glee: O'er tlic lirrael of dm Hood Ilic acre forett-k'OVrn Horn. And Nature's vuicc w IntijfcrE " Jl/an, buy thec a Coat '" Wlml. t?nnw"> by my fmlli I perm turning lo stone; The Coat's a coi»d Illlnc, mil it tisulexs alont'. t\n louper m ftuimnfr'n ]\«U\ livufy tlresFi-d, I iilUbl have It'titier Hraiccrs, Pants, Shirts and a resit And non- f where lo buy clieapoit, and where to liuy best . And where can I lie mo»l becomingly dressed : "Ay there ii llir ruli"—let inn «ee : In Ihc "Spy." riiETsfiA.v looms up the tallest, I'll go thure and try! Thn wind thunders " fin '." and tlic Btorm-sptrit prances, And the eddying flood with tho forest-leaf dances. And Kature applauds—while In elegant drrpR, The bnrd bloecs l'RETSMAN, lind TUCTSMAN, the Prrtt. Columbia, Oct. It It, lW-tl".
Id= 48 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Kvi r.(Jmikii I:.vu:.\r on tiik (Jm-imi Statls .—The United •Slates have a frontier ol more lhan 10,000 miles We have a line of sea. coast of nearl y l,0UU miles, and a. lake of coast of 1,200 miles. One of our ijvits is twice the size of the Danube, the largest river in Kiirone. The Ohio is COO miles larger lhan the Khmc, and the Hudson hns u na\igalion 120 nuluu longer than the Thames. The State of Virginia is a third larger than Knglant!. Ohio contains 5,130,000 ucres more than Scotland From Maine to Ohio is further than from London to Cons.tantir<oplc, nnd so we might go on anil gll pages, enumerating distances, rivers, lakes, cjpes and bays, with comparative estimates of size, power and population.—Cincinnati piper. CtTitir". Li BEi.—Rev. Mr. Campbell of the United i-tates, and Rev. Mr. Robertson orEdinburg, have recently been attempting to settle a dispute, which arose from some libellous remarks made by the former. Mr. Robertson brought an action against Mr. Ca...
Id= 35 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Gcx.Tavi.oii has \vrillcn another letter upon the subject of the Presidency, in which he says lie lias never yet exercised the privilege of vutfng ; had Ijc done so at the Us.I President lal dcct.o'i, Ijc would have cast a vole fur Mr. Cl.iy. lie adtis: "I deem it proper, in reply to your letter, distinctly to repeat that I urn not before the people of Hie "United Slates as a camluUtc for the next Vrus-idency. It is my great desire to return ut the clu»o of this war to the discharge of IU.mc pru.Ci--ioi.*at duties and lo the cnjoyineut of those domestic pursuits from which I was called at its comniunrement, and fur which my Uslcs and cduc.ilio/i best fit me."
Id= 47 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Servian Charm to ohm in Rain.—A maiden ia divested in her usual garments and so wrapped round with grain, herbs, and flower;., that hardly uny part, even her face, cau be seen. She is called the DiAoday and in this stale, like a walking bun. die of grass, she goes from house to house; the housewife then pours a pailful of walerover her as a symbol. Her companions chat a prayt-r for rain , and the people feel almost certain of obtaining their object. They have a song expressly composed fur the occasion; its purport is that the clouds should outrun the procession and bedew the grnpes and corn as it advances.—Route's History of Ken ice.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
THE SIT & COLUMBIAN. SATWliDAV MciKMX(J,;OCT. :>, 1S-17. AGENCIES. V. B. Palmer, North West corner of Tiurd unu Chchliiut streets, I'luladi'lphia, Tribune UuiMings, (opposite City Hal!,) N. York. South East corni-r of Baltimore and divert streets, Baltimore, and No. 12 State street, Boston. Jacok M. Wksmiakh-kh, Lancaster city. William A. Piebck, Travelling Agent.
Id= 63 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
MAUUIiaD. Ir. Colnnilijn, on Hie .'Jrd instant, by,llie R. Speir , Tsi|. Ciiptam (•uniiui: Wasmi.r of Clini.m county, to M h< y\A\i\ Ki.i7.\iibTii ^oitiiLLs ofXorthiimlierlnnd.Pa. 131 KU. On Tuesday I he 21st of September, at liifl rt-Fidcncc. nt ITnlim Millw, Carrol county, Maryland, Mr, Ami new S mi iv Ht, at an m ' vaticed a^e. BOOK " AUCTION ""'"" At tlic tlic Columbia Hook Store THIS (Saturday) KVKNIXG. Lonliont for biir-mins.
Id= 59 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 9 October 1847
Heporm.—Dr. Alder, the new Chief Rabbi, in London,lias caused it to be intimated that no member of the Jewish persuasion, who is the keeper of an improper house, will be permitted to attend the ^-nagogue .or be acknowledged as one of the people- Order or AnmcuLTURn.—The King of Prussia. has lately created an order designed exclusively for agriculture—that is to say, to cultivators and persons who distinguish themselves in this department or industry. The decoration bears on one side the effigy of the King of Prussia, on the other tho motto' " For agricultural merit," surrounded with a crown of wheat, with vino and olive leaves. The exergue bears the name of the designer. Three classes are to be established in this Order. The King reserves to himself the exclusive rig ht to distribute the Or. dor of the first class ; the second and third will bo granted to farmers, presented by tho College of Economy. The distribution will take place annually, on occasion of agricultural festiv...