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Id= 34 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
,*****•$¦ +**** The DmsiniuTV of Matter.—At the first step we take in geological inquiry, says the Rev. Dr. Buckland, we aro struck with the immeme period of time which the phenomena presented to our view must have required for Iheir production, nnd the incessant changes which appear lo have been going on in the natural world; but we must re. member that time and change are great, only in reference to the faculties of the being who notes them. The insect of an hour contrasting its own ephemeral existence with the flowers on which it rots, would attribute an unchanging durability to the most evanescent of vegetable forms, while tho tlo«ict«, the trees, and the forest would ascribe an endless duration to the soil on which they grow; and thus uninstructcd man comparing his own brief earthly existence with the solid frame work he inhabits, deems the hills and mountains around him coeval with the globe ilsclf. But with the enlarge, mcnl and cultivation of his mental powers, he takes a ...
Id= 31 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
Meianchoi.y Suicide.—The Coroner was called ycslcrday to hold an inquest at Hie corner of Broadway and Reade-st, upon the body of Charles Albert Jassctt dc la Marie, a native of France, aged 23 years, who committed suicide yesterday by shooting 1 himselH From the testimony before the Coroner, the deceased enmc to tins City from France about the 1st of September. About 12 o'clock on Sunday he went to the house of a friend in l-.ufayctle-pla.ee, when lie seemed under great mental excitement, and asked Mr. Can-Jo if he had the same opinion of him tlml his sister had, together with many other strange questions. lie also said that he lovLd a married lady who lived in Rome, and thul lie intended to kill himself. He asked for a Catholic minister, and left the house about h.ilfpast 4 o'clock lo look for the ministci. He went to his board.ng.houoc in the afternoon, and retired to his room, soon after which lie cumc down stain* and ordered a caiT'iigc, to go and sec about a vessel in which ...
Id= 27 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
A Desperado Caught.—Churlc* Shaffer, an escaped convict, from tlic N. Y. State Prison at Auburn, was arrested by Officer Baily, on Munday list. It will be seen by refcrem-e to our Police Reports, that he was engnged in his uld tricks of kicking up a spree ct every fuvnrable opportunity ; and threatening to burn down the houses of those who objected to some of his eccentricities. T.uckily for Columbia, he was recognized by persons from Owego and Ithaca, the scenes of his former operations, and our Police put on the alert for him; otherwise we should probably ere this, have had several ' vacant corner lots, as he is an adept at incendiarism, having had much experience in that line, in the , State of New York. His threats of desperate res 'lBtance made our officers wary; and the complaint of Mr. Gault, the gentleman assaulted by him, was very opportune, as it afforded him no hint of the true caufce of his arrest. Our readers here will feel an interest in knowing what manner of man th...
Id= 42 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
Inviolability op Confessions.—borne lime ago a Mr. Holtcu, in Baltimore, was robbed of sundry vuluable papers, which were taken from a desk in his office by means of a false key. Some days after, the papers were returned to Mr. Hotten by Rev. Mr. Hiskcy, a priest of the Catholic Church and a young man, named Greacen, was arrested as the supposed robber. On Monday last Mr. Greacen was brought to trial. There wai no evidence lo convict him, and Rev. Mr. Hickcy was called to the stand. He refused lo testify, the fads having come to his knowledge under the seal of confession. His right to refuse was admitted by the courl, r.nd Mr. Grcacen was acquitted. Evidence tending to prove him innocent was adduced on the part of the defence, and strong testimony of good character was given in his favor. A Lucky Escm-k: Tiiriluscly TiiRH.uxn.— Last week while one of the workmen was engaged in cleaning the ball on the Slate House steeple, the scaffolding on which he stood gave way. The crowd on Ch...
Id= 26 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
Tragical Arrrxf.—Among other stirring incidents of the week, we have to record one( the terminationof whiei, resulted in the death of a colored ' man named Edward Stout The facts, as we have t>eea »Ue to coBccl them, arc as follows:— It appears from testimony had be/ore Justice Spear, that Henry Pteasants, alias Neuman, end Edward 'Stout, !,bolh colored) had, a fight on Tuesday afternoon las^ about something, in which Stout proved the stouter of the two. Some half or three u quarters of an hour after the Bght, Plcasants pro-¦ cured a. gun, loaded it heavily with shot, and meet, ing Stout again, rcshed upon him and lodged the whole charge in his body. The shot entered the - lower part of the abdomen, laying the entrails barci and tearing them* in a most shocking manner.— Stout was taken home, where he died about 11 1 ' o'clock the same evening. On Wednesday morning, Dr. Moore held an inquest on the body. The verdict of the Jury wls u that the aaid Edward Stout came to his de...
Id= 36 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
The Rosse Telescope.—Tho capacity of tins instrument is wonderful. Such is its power that It a. star of the first magnitude were removed to such a distance that its lig ht would be three million! of years in reaching us, this telescope, would nevertheless, show it to the human rye. Is it to be wondered at, then, that with such an instrument grand discoveries should be made ? It has been pointed to the heavens, and although (n the beginning only of its career, it has already accomplished many mighty things. There arc nebulous spots in the heavens which have baffled all the instruments hitherto constructed, but this telescope resolves their true character completely. Among the wonderful objects which have been subject tu its scrutiny is the nebula in the constellation Orion. I have had an opportunity lo examine it. It is one of the most curious objects in the heavens. It is not round, and it throws oil" vai ious lig hts. Frum the time of Ilcrschcll it has been subjected to the exami...
Id= 56 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
XiOOX HERE, NEW YORK CHEAP STOKE, Front Street, Columbia, Pcnn'a. rnHK subscriber is now selling off at COST hi* JL entire slock of new and well selcclrd Dry <^oods. Groceries, Hula. Cops, Buois. .Shoes tiiul rendy made Clothing, witliom reserve. .Vtrangt-rs and citizens will save 20 per crtu.. l.v cuiling at the New Yolk Cheap Store, bi-loni making ihclr purchases elsewhere, as the Great Reduction of Prices will induce every person 'vishing Cheap Good", in uuy wnhoul further trouble. F.l.!fMMJLJL m G1SOCJERIES , •Such as Coffee, 8ugnr. .Molasses, TeuK, l*Vli, rtr. Ready Ittade Clothing, Such os Coats, Panis, Vesrs, Shins, Draw<Mf», Collnrn. Bosoms, .Suspenders, etc. ; all of whicli will be. sold cheaper than ai.any other store in Coluntl.it], to close ".he concern. BOOTS, SHOES AND SLIPPERS, •Selling al about half price; coarse heavy Roots fur wuner, lino calf nkin do.; ateu, ttrogaii? of all vur jo lies and ahea, selling olT cheap. HATS AND CAPS, For men and hoys; ...
Id= 49 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
77ie Ladies' 1 Faith in Radtcay's Chinese MedicuUd Soap. "¦ I kmw my face is sadly spreckled With pimplep, tan, sun burn, nnd freckles, Erysipclne, neurvy nnd sail rheum Vpan my cuticle nssumc To relgo u-ith full authority. These blemishes I soon will cure And mnko my skin bnth fair and pure. By a soap of superior quality. The euap I've spoken of, as here staled. Is Radway's Chinese Medicated, For toilet purposes 'tis said To be better lllau any other made ; So now my friends I will buy A enkQ of Radway't soap and try." Ttio lady fsir she s;>oke Ihe train Slie found Hie soap Ihe fiiend nfyoulh. And beauty once more took Its plnrc And slione with Tilth upon her face. She ever after hrfd her hope It Radway's Medicated Soap. Its wonderful effects In speedily removing tan, sunburn, pimples, blotches, pustules, bites of musqnitnes, tetter, tc. nofleiilnn, purifying and cleansing the skin from alt Impurities, and adding beauty to the complexion of all wbo use It, places It beyond...
Id= 43 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
A Certain physician says that young ladies may try all antedates in the world for depressed spirits, but till they have recourse lo a small dose o( husband, they need not hope for any lung continued convalescence. "Futher wants you to send him two ynrds rf black broadcloth—he don't care what color it is and when he killR his pig last week, he'll pay ynu what you owe him." A son of Erin gave the following toast:—"Here's wishing ye may never die, nur nobody kill ye, until ye knock yer own brains out against the silver knocker of ycr own door." A Yankee Captain once sung out, in a squall, to a raw hand, newly shipped on board his craft—" Let go that jib there! let go that jib 7" " I ain't a touchin' on't," replied the green one. EriotiAM on the marriage of Mary Ann Angling, to Mr. Abraham Ronch, ofUppcr Cannd.i: Ami Angling fora husband took A mIvlt tmlt tipnn tier liook, Will! such mncni'tic virtiif fraught Tlinl slin the firal Dial nihlilei! raught; Anxinci heriover In apprnnrtl Ht...
Id= 37 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
A correspondent of the Biwtou Journal mentions the arrival at that port of a man whose strange case is thus Jiscribcd: "This afternoon I saw one of the most pitiful objects that ever lived—a man breathing through an apeturc in his wind-pipe,about mid way from the sternum to the chin. This aperture was made by a musket ball in Mexico, in uno of the late battles. Ho scarcely breathed at all through the throat, and had nearly, if nut quite lost the power of articulation. It was with great difficulty that he cuuld make himself understood, as he could neither read or write. He could hear distinctly end make sign9 to convey hid meaning, which with great difficulty were intelligible. He tried hard to speak so as to be heard, but the volume nf breath nccccssary to form a word or sentence, passed out uf the wind pipe at the apcturc, before reaching the throat, and prevented articulation. This aperture had healed, and a silver tube was inserted tu assist respirution, which was performed wit...
Id= 30 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
I O'Lstc accounts from Mexico inform us that ' Capt. Riley, the notorious leader of tho band of descrters, eailed tho Foreign Legion, has escaped hanging, on some ground, and wu only flogged, while most of those under his command were hung. Can't account for it. Later advices account for the non-suspension of . Riley. He proved thst he deserted before the war , and of course eoold not be capitally punished. It ' . is a prevailing opinion, however, that he did not !;„ ; escape flogging, and that ho was branded—with a . prospect of seeing all th« fighting which may oc cur hereafter. He is to march in front of the army, with a ball and chain to bis ]egs. : Tbo other deserters were bang. iji , .....< 6«»*. ' i *A. Baa. Aucukbe* II. Emrrr.—We regret to y£\n If am, from late English adticcs, that this gen. j lemon. United States Commissioner to Cbinn .dicd ,' ¦ -j, it Canton in June last. it A FcciTift Surf! Case.—On Monday last, Tow Hill was thrown into great commotion in co...
Id= 33 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
POLICE AFFAIRS Reported for the Spy and Columbian. . , Before Justice Spear-Isaac S. Smith, arrested for passing counterfeit money, and committed in default of bail. Same defendant was arrested on a charge of being a common ganie«ler, several implements appertaining to UiaL profession being found in his possession. Joftn Oliapman alias Charles Shaffer was arrested for assaulting Joshua Gault, a tavern keeper, in his own house, and threatening to destroy his property. H e was committed in default of hail. A further account of this desperado will be found in another column. Jacqb Noel was also committed in default of bail for aiding and abetting the said Charles Shaffer ;u his assault upon Mr. Gault, but made his escape from the custody of the constable. Commonwealth vs. Henry Fleasania aliaB Neieman, arrested for the murder of Edward Stout, on the 19th insl., and fully committed. The particulars of the case will bo found in another column. John Himer—nssnult and battery on the ...
Id= 63 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
FRENCH AIERINOES. JUST opened all the desirable shades or thoso splendid THIBET CLOTHS so much in dr. mand at present for clunks and dresses—warranted from the celebrated factory of Lupcns &. Co AI Hie DEE HIVE, Lance«ter, OcL23-lf North Queen «tr.«i •• THE OKY 1SSTILLTHEY COME." TU ST received 60 pieces of those splendid French and English Plaids so much worn for Ladic-Fall and Winter Dresses. At the Bee Hive North Queen street. CHAS. E. WENTZ 8c. BRO Lancaster, Oct. 23, 1847-tf ANOTHER large supply of choice Dry Goods for Fall and Winter. At the Bee Hire, North Queen street. CHAS. E. WENTZ &. BRO. Lancsster, Oct. 22,1847-tf AUCTIOX GOODS, AUCTION GOODS. THE subscribers bare just received a very ex. tensive assortment of seasonable Goods, principally purchased at Auction, st much below Iho regular prices, which are oTered st t small advance on cost, and on favorable terms. PETER HALDEMAN ct Co. Wanted, one or two experienced Salesmen. Columbia, Oct. 23—If P, H. ...
Id= 57 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
HONEY for sale, at Young & CasscllV. .So 50, Front street, Columbia. Oct.23-U 1 Ori Saclt * oreroum!alum Salt - Just reciivpil J. \J\J at Young &. Condi's. No. 50, Front M , Columbia. Oct. 23-tf O1I.KS, Shawls, Cashmeres, Delaines, Mcrinoes, )!j Alpacas,Cloths,Cassimcrcs, Satins,Ginphrmn, and a variety of all other kinds of goods wliidi will be sold low for cash, at Young i. CasscllV, No. 50. Front street, Columbia. OeL23-tf r 1 TAKEN up, on the Susquehannu. <>|>|>o»iiu .\iu I rietta, by the subscribers, on the Oth inst . part oflwo Plat/arms of Boards, which the owner can have by proving property and paving chares JACOB KOLUN . HENRY POLIS. Marietta. Oct. 23, IS 17—3l* T7UVE Dollars Reward. Losl or stolen, on ihe Jj 15th inst.. a brindle colored bull Dog, low set and bushy mil, white on one side of the faro, wi h a small piece bii out of the lower lid of the nsln eye, answers 'o the name of Hull. The above reward will be paid on the del...
Id= 51 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
LIST OF BOOKS Recently received and for sale at the COLUMBIA. BOOK STOKE, Locust Street, opposite the Post Office. Home nndTrav. Library Ladies' Work Box Capt. Roberts The Bustle Laughable Stratagems Lnvrr's stories of [relantl Marslon Lover's Songs and ffathd* Horse keeper's Guide Rota's Book Keeping Last days of Pompeii Washington anil till Orn'. Eugene Aram Way to Live Well Miss Pickering's Novels Henlth made Eisy Mary Morris Ladies' Work T.i'jIi" Hunk Literary Ladies of England Holllck's Origin of Life Evelyn Nurse's Rhyme Houk Mabel, the Actress Aladdin Rescued Nun . Clumbers' Inf. for IVnpl>- I'll ilosophy of Evil - Rose of Wissahlkon Life orccn. T.iylor Tourist's Guide Mexico and her' Military Green on Gainblini: Chieftains Portraits of Gon. Taylor Lifcnf Gen. Lafayelle " Inilepend'ce fl.tll Ttiylor iiml Ilia GcneraU American Wife Alia California Mathers* Medlc.il fiiiid.!. Conquest of Santa Fe Infant Trentnifiil Ladlea' Self instructor Works of Mis* l.aml.in Winter ...
Id= 48 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
A Mfdicim: Chest for 25 Clnts.—Wrialii'n Indian Vecetnblo Pills not only suit all complaints,and all npe*. bin may lie taken at times, and under all circumstances, with perfect safely. Tltey are natural lo the human crtnplitiitlnn an food; and whil* tltey ctinnol ponaihly Injure even Ihc most delicate, ther* in not a tnnlady in Hie wliole catalogue nf human ills, but will > ield lo tlleir wonderful Influence. Wright's Indian Vegetoulc Pillsitlsothonvjglilycleanie Ihe &tnmach and bowels from all bilintis and putrid Iiiimors, mid purify llie blood; and are, then fore, not only ft eertnin cure for cholera mnrbut, dysentery, and nther ditorderi of the intestines, but are certain lo drive pntn or iIUlreBs of every description from Ihe body. Consequently, as theyare a sure protection acai nst every matady.n single 25 cent box of said pUU is In itself a complete nieJicino chest. Uen'Sre of Counterfeits! The only orlji innt nnd genuine Indian Vegetnblc Pilli have the gigonl...
Id= 39 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
Curious cases of Madness.—The Boston Trenicript says that several instances of alienation of mind produced by reading the details of the Praslin murder, arc mentioned in the French papers. Ono young lady, recently married, holds the husband of her choice in such dread, that she barricades herself in in her chamber by night, ami repels all his advances by day as so many attempts at assastina. tion; and their honey moon is not yet ended. A workman at St. Elicnnc was suddenly stricken -with madnoKs after reading the horrible accounts of Praslin trjgcdy. Placing himself before a mirror with a pistol, he shot at the reflection of his person, exclaiming, •' I'm going to kill myself." Then at tlic report of the pistol, and covered with fragments of glass, lie fell to the floor, crying " I'm dead." He has ever since been under the delusion that he is in the land of spirits; and when food is offered him he repels it, irith the remark, " the dead do not cat."
Id= 38 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
Brutal Fight.—Two bullies, known as Awful Gardner and Alex. McFec, attended by their friends, went ycslerdny morning to Spuytcn Duyvcl Creek, about 23 miles from the City, for the purpose oC a prize fight. Not many persons were present, as the matter was not generally known, and there was no interference on the part of the police. The fight lasted G9 minutes; 33 rounds were gnnc through with, when the Yankee Sullivan, who was present as the friend of McFcc, withdrew his man frum the ring, to save him from being killed. At the time he could scarcely stand, his face was beaten to a jelly, and he had received scvcril severe injuries about the neck. One blo'v in particular behind the car, not only felled him, but was fullowcd by a copious discharge of blood from the throat, that for a moment choked him severely ; probably ho can never recover from the wounds he received Tho sum of money at stake was 9300.—N. Y Tribune.
Id= 52 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
FXIV.ZTJE SJIIjE. I OFFER Jo sell ut private sale, all that certain THREE STORY BRICK HOUSE anil lot of ground thereto belonging, situute on Front Mrccf, between Locust and Walnut street, in tho borough of Columbia, now occupied by Mr. E. Raub. If the above property is not sold before the tii>.L dav of December next, it will bo for rent. JACOB STRlCKI.EIt. Columbia, Ocl. 23, 1817—31* MORE NEW GOODS, CALX and see the splendid assortment ul Now* Gunds, just received uy oci23 - *7.ll J D. & L WRlfJMT. SHAWLS' SHAWLS !! A splendid assortment of Die . latest styles just received and fur snlc CHEAP al oct23'47 1 t£ J D. & J. WRIGHT.. MUFFS! MUFFS'! MUFFS!!! A sp'endtd assortment }>)9l received and for Rnle-VKRY CHEAP at niM-2a'47.if 1. D. & J. WRIGHT.
Id= 41 : [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Spy — 23 October 1847
A Shotted Negro.—The Releigh Stkodard, of the 13th in«t., published in North Caroliiia;has the folluwing: On SaturdayiosVwe were ' invited, by Mr. Northam, of Johnston county, to examine, at Lawerence's Hotel, a negro boy he hid in charge and a very strange looking boy he u. He is as black as the negro generally is, and has rings around his arms and legs, the skin upon his breast am! abdomen is white, and there is a white streak commencing at the top of his forehead and running an inch or so up his head, the hair on this part of Iiis head being as white and as soft as lamb's wool. The white is remarkably clear, and contrasts singularly with the black skin, which covers the other parts o f h is body. The boy is three years old, was born in Johnston county in this State, and seems to be smart far one of his age.