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THE SPY Sr, COLUMBIAN.
SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. 25, 1847
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Finr..—Tte alarm on Tuesday night wsv cawed
by the burning of an untenanted frame building in
Filth street below Locust. The house nas cn ned
by Mrs. Mary Fipps, and is supposed to have been
fired by an incendisry. It was totally consumed.
TH. SCIENTIFIC ]:eon..-sc.—This paper, recently
commenced in New York and NVashingten, by
Rufus Porter, Esq., is one which we can freely re.
commend to all intelligence seeking, scientific and
practical mechanics. It is we believe, the only
.scientific paper new published in the United States
conducted by an erperienectl practical as well as
scientific mechanic, who is fan.thar liith practical
wiience, and :capable of furnishing instruction in
arts and trades. Every mechanic will find it to
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ent Oflicc, Washington, D C.
AVe learn from the Harrisburg Union, that the
new Bridge at Harrisburg. has been completed, and
was opened for general travel on Monday last.—
'rite old Brute was swept away by the great freshet
ANOTIII. R TIIE.ATY or rtm. F": lit,lOßElL—Ttle
New Orleans papers furnish the intollizence that
negotiations for peace are going on swinnntagly,
and that peace may be shortly expected.
The principal articles ere that the 1:. Mates
restore to Mcx:ico the Canforma.:, ;Ind all the port,
cities and toslns that the American forces now oc
cupy. The Unitcd States for ever to retain the
territory of Texas, which is to be extend to the
left bank of the In° dol. Norte, and comprise
Matamoros by !IlearlS of a canal cut for that per.
This is probably an oar on the part of MeAlco,
which will hardly be accepted by our government.
The Picayune thinks it probable that d:plornatic
arrang,cment, will yet be made, chancing Gur occu
pancy of the ethforntans from that of conquest to
that of purchaEe.
MELANCI:OI.Y rrV.—..'• poor follow who has lost
one hand, made a world of sport for the idle boat
men at the Basin, one day het neck. Hari%
, quaffed the ro,y" to rather "an uhirming ca tent,"
as a late worthy Recorder of New Yo city would
have bald, he became rather Lel:igerant, and as nn
boatman appeared anxious to fight him, as
termed it sin2ic hrhied, he besot‘ght every passer.
by to oblige him with a thra Eery plea
was vain, and the poor fllsw hueatne dr=perare.—
Throwing away his co-it, he rushed out, and when
be met a man t: Lo lucked lute a promising subj,ct,
he silently but energ.etie illy da rhed his lilt on the
ground divested hini , elf of hMi
is f n in the twinl,.
ling of a lady's cye, and astonishtql hi> customer
by the qucition, t ray, what do ynn want of old
„lack, ch ?" nt the same Lam mils:mg. a dernon,tra.
Lion with the mutilated stump of his artn—ter;
much unlike Santa Anna.
The last we saw of old Jack;' ho had izot his
Toad and u tremendous tlwashin7, and was happily
oblivious of all his trouliks, round aslei.p.
LICITTING ov I.l.l'Cill Mr. Smite has 1
eecured a patent in London for rendering light
available by electricity, a subject to which we base
frequently directed attention through our columns.
Mr. Staite has constructed an electric lamp and
has produced a powerful volume of light from a
battery of very snail power. Aniong , t several "p.
plicattons which he contemplates, may be mention.
ed one, viz: telegraphing by means cf flashes of
light through colored media. With four sets of
electrodes, for example, placed in glasses. colored
white, red, green and blue, the whole alphabet, vt ith
the numerals, are indicated by a very simple code
of signals, and with astonishing rapidity. The
key-board of the telegraph is so arranged that e tell
key in the series is colored white red, green or
blue ; and when either key is pressed down, it coin.
plctes the circuit, with that particular electrode, at
the distant station which exhibits the same colored
flash. There may he any number of isey , , and
one to strike a bell at the conclusion of each word,
or for the ordinary purposes of drawing attention,
&c. For night signal. on railways, Mr. S. proposes
to have fixed, at required distances from the sta
tions, a signal post on which two or more lamps
may be fixed—say, one enclosed in a red glass, one
in green, and one in white. The battery wires arc
so arranged, that whichever lamp is required to
shot , a light, the attendants at the station corn.
pletos the circuit accordingly, and rice versa. The
red light may indicate “danger," the green light
" caution," and so on. These lights may be shown
at any distance from the stations, and be under the
perfect control, at the slime time, of the attendants
at the station, a system calculated to be of great
service in preventing accidents at night, especially
in dark foggy weather. Mr. S. uses the self-sus.
taining percolating battery of Messrs. Brett & Lit
tle, Americana.—Scs. American.
Miss Martineau has made au earne , t eprocal to
the people of England, to start a general euh,.erip
Lion for the purchase of Shakspeare's liotbe at
A Vermonter has obtained a patent for a pocket
telescope that will bring cows trespas‘ang in his
cornfield mo near, that he can shoot them with a
Somebody advertises its an exchange piper a lost
wallet, " bele:4o4 to a gentleman made of calf
ToM. CORWIN—PRACTICAL LEGISLATION.—Judge
H-, an old and respectable citizen of Frank.
lin county, related to us some years since the fol.
low ing anecdote of Gov. Corwin, which we do not
recollect to have ever seen in print.
At the time the Wagon Boy" was first sent to
the Legislature of the gond people of Warren, he
found a law on the Statue book providing for the
punishment of certain offences by public whipping.
It was no unusual thing at that day, to see a whip.
ping poet in every Court House yard, where, when.
ever occasion required, the stealers of pigs and
chickens were drawn up by the Sheriff, and received
"thirty-nine lashes on the bare back, well laid on."
ITom was made chairman of the Judiciary Corn.
mince in the House; and being, as is well known,
! a man ia ho is dead set against all such relics of
barbarism as public whipping, forthwith brought in
a bill to repeal the aforesaid enactment.
I This bill met with con , iderable opposition from
the "Old Hunkers," among whom was one old
gentleman from the 1,1;cl-tern Reserve, who was
particularly horrified at the idea of repealing what
he termed the wisest and most practical enactment
in Our whole criminal code.
Corwin made an eloquent speech when the gees
, lion of engrossment was before the House, appeal.
ing to tire members as Christian Legislators and
enlightened freemen of the nineteenth century to
come up and erase this relict of the dark ages from
the Statute Book of the State of Ohio. He took
has seat—the llon,e comple.tely electrified with the
!eloquent [powers of the young orator. The old
Yankee aro , c and replied .4
Me. SPEAR:Eu-21u the gentleman from Warren
has said well enough in its way. 1 am glad to
sec the young men of our State growing up inspired
with these feelings of phdanthrophy which the
gentleman has 5o eloquently given utterance tn.—
But that is not tl.c thing. We must look at tile
matter in a pr ictical lig at. Now I eau glee one
illustration in favor of my side of the question that
will entirely up-et all the geatletntn's fine spun
theories. Sou know, Mr. Speaker, I teas born and
raised in id, State o: Conneetient. A law similar
to ti-is had been for years in force in that State,
where its ettect, are met oalutsry. You once ex
pose a rascal to the ignointutous disgrace of a
public whipping, and he cic.tri out—leaves the
State, and you are never troubl , d with him alter
wards. t tt of hundreds I have known to be
whipped Chore, I never knew one of thew to show
i.os face in Clint community itaorwardf."
Th. old gcntleinan sat . Jour satkad that 1114
"practical illostration" tva9 a clincher, and would
Lill the bill. Corn in arcs. very gravely, and re.
(....0 t f .-
•• 1 I:a•c oftcn endeavored Mr. Speaker, to 5 ,. .1v,2
the on..c+ - nn is by there was such immense emmig,ra •
tion front Cor.heetwut to the West. but always
tit tit now, with( , tt sIICCeS4. The gentleman has
explained it to my entire satisfaction."
Curt ,, in's bill passed!
The precipitation of metals by Galrankm, or
Electrotyping, was the subject of conversation at
a late meeting, of one of the Scientific societies of
Newjersey, the preces,, as described to the Newark
Advertiser, is as fc;lows:
The original, and very simple method of eiTeet.
ing the precipitation is to have a vessel with two
apartments, the division being made of a piece or
leather, or any porous substance : into one apart
ment pour a weak solution of sulpliur,e acid arid
water, and into the other a saturated solution of
e.opper (blue vitriol.) Then place zinc, fastened to
a piece of copper arc, into the acid, and upon the
ether end of the is ire fasten a coin, or any article
to be copied or coateia, and bead it over cons to rest
in the solution in the other apartment. The
metal will gradually be precipitated upon the coin,
and torn short tune will form a thich copper scale,
hoeing s perli.et copy of the face of the coin. If
any part of the coin is vat:licked or covered with
wax, the metal will not touch that part. So accu
rate will Lc the copy that the most minute lines
vvill appear—even the marks of macs thumb—if
kit upon the coin—copies of daguerreotype pictures
I the lines which arc too fine to be felt, have also
been taken• It has also been used to take copies
of engraved plates, giving as perfect pictures as the
original plate. The copper can also be precipitated
upon paper in the same manner, if the paper be
previously lightly coated with plurnbage.
Mr. Faraday, the English philosopher, made an
improvement by which any metal may be precipi.
tated, and Mr. Cornelius, of Philadelphia, a lamp
maker, has al ,a made some improvements by which
he gilds and silvers his articles in such a manner
that they can be burnished. .1 button-malcer in
New York is also miiking what he calls treble gilt
buttons in this way, and they are considered as
durable as if gilded in thc old way. But in these
cases a galvanic battery is used, and by this it is
estimated that a sixpenny piece can ho made to
coat a surface Cot crinz an acre.
Piatins has been also precipitated, and thoso
ishing a rnetril not vulncrable to acids, can, by
coating it with platina, prevent it front being acted
upoii, even by concentrate nitric acid.
THE KILLED AM) WorNDED.—We copy from the.
Delta a ln.t of killed and wounded officers and
privatcc, in the various divisions and brigades of
eta Army, in the late battles before the city of
Mexico. The killed, we are gratified to find, are
not an numerous an we supposed, and finny of the
wounded are but slightly hurt. The recapitulation
is as follows:
K.. W ..11.
Gon. Worth's Division, 37 286 10
Gen Twig. do, 10 :.." 1 12
Second Brigade, 23 325 Q.
Engineer Company 4 1
Company K. Ist Artillery, 2 23
Gen. Pillow's Div i,.ion, 12 325 4
2d Brigade, Volnver and
Howitzer Compiny's 6 .25 2
Palmetto Regiment, 13 124
GCL. QL:11 man's Divi.ion 16 88
A clergyman in the north, very homely in his
adJrc , s,chose for his text a passage in the rsdins—
" I s-td in my haste all int.n arc li.irs." Ay,"
prem,td his reverence by way or introduction,
"ye said It in your haste, Da%id, did ye? gen ye
had been here, ye bight have said it at your leisure,
Theodore Boob s,,ys of r.tlroads and steamboats,
they annihilate Ppeco and tirno, not to mention
Communicated from the Boston :Medical and Sur
William Perry, an Irishman, 48 years of age, is
of sanguine temperament, strong e: d robust frame,
and has generally enjoyed firm health. lie is a
hostler by occupation, and has been a. man of in•
temperate habits for many years. On Monday,
July was committed to the. House of Correc •
[ion, having for several days previously been drink
ing very freely, according to his own statement.
On the same day he presented himself to the hos
pital as tan out patient fur chronic ulcer on the leg.
At that time lie showed no indications of delirium
tremens, o ith the exception of slight tremors,
manifested, particularly about the hands Towards
evening gretv wild and uneasy, tremors increased
and became general. Slept but little during the
night, and was found next morning in a state of
MO. excitement, smith tongue thiclsly coated,pu pHs
d:hited, lips tremulous, muscles nnivt rsally agita
ted, pacing his cell, talking incessantly, and raving
During the following twer.ty-four hours the pa
tient showed all the usual sprint,' Ms of delirium
tremens in a marked degree. He dept noire, but
walked the floor without intermission, talked dis
connectedly, and, as is usual in lilac cases, busied
himself in the performance of imaginary tasks.—
He was constantly pressing, against the walls of his
cell, or endeavoring, with the fancied assistance of
to remove the iron dour. Meanwhile, if
questioned, he would answer ro the best of his
ability, and obey directions with alacrity fur the
moment, but immediately relapsed into his previous
stale of delir inns . This, at tames, assumed a violent
form, so that it was deemed necessary to take away
his bed and all other moveable articles within his
retch, and keep attendants by him day and night
to protect him front injury.
For the suceeding forty-eght hours this state of
things continued smith but little variation, all the
grave symptoms increasing in severity.
Th e usual treatim alt having failed, and large and
repeated doses of morphia pros int; utterly powerless
to produce sleep, the patient was found on Friday
morning still in a state of wa hefulness and high
delirium, but so much exhatis.ted as to make it a
inattor of the highest moment to induce sleep int.
inediately. In this condition it was thonglit cx
pcdient, as a list resort, to wane a trial of ethereal
inhalation—and the ether was accordingly ad
ministered l•y the spoor.
The patient was very refractory, and required to
be held by assistants, an the meanwhile stritgg,lint*,
raving Lund cursing. Aft , r inh.hng the v spur for
the spice of ten or twelve mi n utes, he appeared
quiet, and was thought to be fully under the ethereal
influence; but upon the reinoval of the sponge be
sprang up and commenced rasing anew.
'Pile process was repeated, and continued for ten
minutes more, at the: end of which time the patient
was brought fairly under the desired influence, and
fell asleep. Flom this state of artificial sleep he
lie passed, ir.thout wakintz, into a quiet, deep, and
untroubled slumber, Mitch continued, mahout in.
' If, 71113:6 MI, for four and a half hours.
lie was seen scetral tunesduring the continuance
of this sleep, and within a few mint-des after he
awoke. Ile then appc-red perfectly rational, cal.
led for cold watt r, and asked to have his leg dress.
cd ;he had Lrurcd it badly during the delirium.)—
In the course of half an hour Le ;cll again (as WJ4
antietpa ter!) Into a quiet sleep. whit!) continued,
with Urse intermissions, during the afternoon and
Tins morning (Saturday) he appears perirctly
rationii and well, thought weak. Ilas no recollec
tion of anything that has happened, i'roin nightfall
oat Monday to tlw tune of lass first waking on the
Cinely.—Would the ether have brought about
the same result in an eerier stage of the disease,
before exhaustion supervened I If not, would a.
repetition of the same have been more effectual ?
A S - raxer Sei'ee —The other day, as I came
(101511 Broome street, I saw a street musician, play•
ing near the door of a genteel dwelling. 'rile organ
was uncommonly sweet and mellow, and its toms
were =low and plaintive, and I fancied that I saw
in the woman's Italian face t.n expression that in•
d)cated entlicient refinement to prefer the tender
and melancholy to the lively " trainer tunes" in
vogue with the populace. She looked like one who
had suffered much, and the sorrowful music seemed
tier own appropriate voice. A little girl clung to
her scanty garments as if afraid all things but her
mother. As I looked on them, a young lady of
pleasing countenance opened the window, and be
gan to sing like a bird, in keeping with the street
organ. The other young girls came and leaned on
her shoulder, and still she sang on. Blessing on her
gentle heart. It was evidently the spontaneous
gush of human love and sympathy. The beauty
of the incident attracted attention. A group of
gentlemen gradually collected round the organist,
land ever as the time ended, they bowed respectfully
to the w indow, and called out," more if you please !"
One whom I knew fur the kindest and truest soul,
passed round his hat; hearts were kindled and the
silver fell in freely. In a minute four or five dollars
were collected finr the poor woinnn. She spike no
word of gratitude, but she gave Fuel) a look
" Will yon go the next street and play to a friend
,or mine' , " said my kind hearted friend. She an
...erred in tones expressing tho deepest emotion,
"No, ; God bless you all, (she stepped back and
, stood sheltered by the curtain of the is indow,) " I
will go home now." The tears trickled deesn her
cheeks, and as she walked away, she ever and
anon wiped her eyes with the corner of her shawl.
The group of gentlemen lingered a moment to look
after her; then turning to the now closed vs indow,
they gave three enthusiastic cheers and then de
parted better than they came. Tim pavement on
which they stood had been a church to them ; and
for the next hour nt least, their hearts were more
tban usually prepared far deeds of gentleness and
mercy. Why are such things sn uncommon
Why do we thus repress our sympathies end (-hill
the gentle current of nature Tly formal observances
and restraints 7 —Mrs. Child.
128 866 33
A gentleman write 4 that he dined at the St
Charles Hotel, New Orleans, With Lut one other
person at the table, co thinned off is the population
by fear of the epidemic.
S TREATED BY LN.
BY .7. B. 177.17 AM, 71. D., BOSTON
FALL or METEOsIc Sro:s:Es is lows.—From the
lost number of Silliman's Journal of Science, we
copy the following letter from Rev. Reuben Gay
lord, of Hartford, Desmoines Co, lowa, to Charles
U. Shepard, Professor of Chemistry in Amherst
On the 28th of February, 1647, at about ten
minutes before three o'clock in the afternoon, the
attention of the people in this region was arrested
by a rumbling noise as of distant thunder; then
three reports were heard one after another in quick
succession, like the blasting of rocks or the firing
of a heavy cannon half a mile distant. These
were scceedcd by several fainter reports, like fir
ing of small arms in platoons. Then there was
a whizzing sound heard in different directions,a2 of
bullets pa4sing through the air.
Two men were standing together where they
were at work; they followed. with their eyc the di
rection of one of these sounds, and they saw about
seventy rods from them the snow fly. They went
to the spot. A stone had fallen upon the snow,
had bounded twice, the first lime as supposed about
teight feet, and the second time about two feet.—
The stone weighed two pounds and ten ounces.—
The persmts heard another stone strike as it fell,
supposed to Le small, but they could not find it
Some tune in the spring another stone was found
about one mile and a quarter west from the place
where this fell. It was in two pieces lying together,
weighing - forty-six pounds. Another fragment, a
portion of the same rock, %vas found about half a
mile from the former, which from the description I
had of it, I judge would weigh about fifty pounds.
These were coated with a thin black covering.—
The principal ingredient in their composition seem
ed to be sandstone. They are full of minute
brilliant particles, and occasionally a small lump of
sonic octal is to be found. Inclosed in this shot
I send you three or four small 0::C9. Some were
ta%eri out nearly as large as a grain of corn. A
roan from whom I obtained a fragment, insisted
that they were silver. lie had ground up a con
siderable portion of the rock to obtain this silver,
and he thought he had saved enough to make fifty
cents (half a dollar.) The above stones are all that
have been found, as faa as I could learn. The
atmosphere at the time of this phenomenon was
ino:tly clear, somewhat hazy, so warm as to cause
the snow on the ground to be sotnewhat soft. The
noise was heal, distinctly to a distance of fifteen
miles in tverp direction. At a distance of ten
miles in each direction the sound was like the rol
-1 ling of a heavy wagon passing swiftly over frozen
ground. Smoke was oven in the direction from
which the sound seemed to proceed. The sinolse
appeared in two place:2, apparently about sic or
Ltglt t feet a rt , above the %ation of light clouds,
and MiTing a eimular motion. The motion of the
meteoric body was supposed, from the reports v.bich
were heard, to be towards the smitheast, or rather
the south of east.
Hartford, July 12th, IS 17.
$ FORCZ OF PROJECTILE' COMFOU•aA —The words
I strong and strengM are very fallacious, and theme
tore the notion which the public have of projectile
weapons and projectile compounds iv, among other
things, very incorrect. An ounce of powder fired
loosely scarce makes a noise—a little smoke, a
little smell of sulphtwous gas, and all is mer ; yet
the slow ounce of ponder in a musket would lie a
charge far more necessary to urge the deadly effect
a Iteaty lead ball. An ounce of fulminating silver,
o n the other hand—nay, but who would dare tc•
handle an ounce of such substance? —say the
ninety-sixth part of an ounce, or just five grains ;
well, five grains of fidminatilig silver are taken out
of a paper with much fear and trembling, touched
with no bard substance for fear of explosion, then
gently laid on a piece of metal, say a penny piece ;
then suppose it ignited by means of a very lung
stick with a match at one end, and begging the
' operator's pardon, with a somewhat rash man at
the other—what is the result , A terrible crash,
which deafens the operator for sonic days and the
penny piece is bent almost double ? ]low strong !
(exclaims a non-chemical operator,) how well this
will project. a ball:" lie tries a small charge in a
musket, and what are the results? Why the gun
is burst, the iron literally rent into threads and
fragments, the ball is perhaps projected but to a
very inconsiderable distance—if of lead, flattened
as if by a hammer ; if of cast iron, broken into
fragments: Now, which shall we say is the
strongest substance, gunpowder or fulminating, sil
ver? The force of all explosive bodies on the gas
es which arc liberated during the explosion, and
the peculiar effects of their explosion depend on
two seperate circumstances, the total quantity of
gas thininated, and the rapidity of its ctimivalian
Gunpowder, perhaps, compared weight for weight
with fulminating surer, liberates wore gas of the
two, but not so rapidly,the liberation is progressive
nut instantancons.—Hence its immediate disinte
grating effects are not so considerable as those of
fulminating siker, but as a projectile agent arc
inure sullicient.—Polyterhilie Magazine.
Lieut. WASHINGTON MEkne, who died at Tam
pico last month belonged to the 11th regiment
Infantry, Col. Ramsey's, and was a resident of
Hopewell township, York county, where his family
SPURIOUS QUARTER EAGLES, admirably executed,
have made their appearance in New York. The
nteehaninl execution of thebe counterfeits is said
to fully equal to that of the U. S..NI int.
It is said of Melancthon, that when he made an
appointment, he expected nut only the hour but the
minute to be fixed, that no time might be wasted
in idleness or suspeisse; and of Washington, that
whin his secretary being repeated late in his at
tendance, laid the blame on his watch, he said,
You must get another watch, or 1 another accre.
A Judge out Nest has recently decided that it
might he insanity to •ign another man's name to a
check, instead or your own, but that to drawing the
money on the check and spending it, there is a
great deal of sanity,
JENKS' Lria PorA - rons.L.A fine sample of pota
toes St ith blue ryes, says an Exeter paper, were
cried up with this name through the street last
week, at 10d per score. The idea of se score of
Jenny Linde for 10d.
Tnc BLACKSMITII'S BOY.—Some years ago we
were travelling through the interior of Pennsylvania,
and had occasion to stop for the night in. a small
town. During the evening, we went into a store
Ifor the purpose of purchsing some articles of which
we stood in need. While there, our attention was
attracted by a little boy, whose clothes were be.
grimmed with soot and coal from working in a
blacksmith's shop, (for he was a blacksmith's ap
prentice.) lie brought to the merchant a small
hammer which he had made out of small pieces of
iron given to him by his master. Said he, " Sir,
will you be so kind as to give rue a spelling book for
this hammer? I want to learn to read, and I have
not the money to buy a book.' The merchant was so
pleased, that he gave him the book, and allowed
him to-keep his hammer too. This was an exam.
plc of perseverance worthy the iiiiitatiorr of every
boy in the land. We took down the name of that
boy in our memorandum book, expecting to hear
of him again ; and eve have heard of him since, for
we were told but lately, that he has made wonder
ful proficiency in bin studies, and we believe that a
high position is in reservation for that humble
blacksmiths apprentice, rind those who live long
enough will surely hear of him in time to come.—
Errharig - e paper.
RECA :MED.-A mon the pieces of artillery
captured at Churubusco, were the twopieccs belong
ing to Lieut. O'Brien's company, which he was
compelled to abandon at Buena Vista, and which
fell into Mexican hands. They were recaptured
by the very company to which they originally be
longed, thus having proved that their loss on a
former oecflsion was no want of valor on their part,
but one of those accidents the best troops some.
times arc compelled to submit to. Nothing could
exceed the enthusiasm of the men when they saw
their well known pieces. They all but hugged and
embraced them, and rent the air with huzzas, while
drawing peals of eloquence front the objects of
CURIOUS PHYSIOLOGICAL FACT.—The N. York
Herald says :—" The M. e sriu on board the junk,
Mr. Keysing, states what we consider to be a curi
ous fact, that his qucuc has grown faster for the
short time he has been in New York than it would
in a year in China. On this account he it desir
ous of remaining here a month or too longer, so
he will be enabled to astonish his brctlicrn at home
with his long hair. Ile actually asked the captain
to stay here on this account, but the rest of the
Chinamen arc so anxious to get honie the latter
said he could not gratify him."
TIM FIRE UR Inc FLINT.—The Shawneatown
Demacrat, concludes an article upon the
speech of Lord Paimen.ton—threatening the non•
paying American States with the power of Eng-
land—in the following manner. We take it his
Lerdship would rather have the money, at some
future day, than fight it out, even upon such Ju•
The Suckers—with the fait understanding that
if they flogged the array of hungry Britons, the
debt would be cancelled—would up• and at 'em
❑nd ere old Sel flung Ins golden beams upon the
western hills, Illinois tc refiec from debt! Mur
der will out—and we aro bold to say that although
there is an ardent desire on 'he part of our people
to meet the r just li4bilitieq, still, were it possible
to cancel the hoary debt hanging over our Stale
by a resort to the briutling panoply of war, the
Suckers would cheerfully fight out the whole four
teen millions at six cents a thy. That is just
their game !
HoW do yon like the bustle and confusion of
Boston 1" asked the shopkeeper, as Mrs.Partington
stood by the counter. "It gives me confusion to
see 'cm," said the old lady ; "folks didn't do so
when I was a girl; and besides, what art awful
sight of bran and cotton it takes, to say nothing of
their awkwardness, when they get bli pped on one
side—" "I mean," brake in the shopkeeper, " tits
bustle and confusion of the streets." "Olt!" said
Mrs. P., "that is quite another thing and imme•
diatcly left the store.—Boston Post.
EncANistirv.—Every 011 C who has read the story
of the philosopher who, when his dog Diamond had
destroyed the work of years, merely told the quad•
roped that he didn't know the mischief he had
done; which no doubt was true; and perhaps
the little rascal knew as much of philosophy
as he did of they:aced) made to him on the occasion.
Such instances of equanimity are rare. Probably
but one other case has transpired since then, and
this was when the cat ran off with Mrs. Parting.
ton's steak, which she had just prepared for dinnci.
When informed of it by her niece, the old lady
smiled as she spoke—" That cat always was agree.
able to my cooking; some people's vittles she
wouldn't touch; we must put ourselves on a regi.
ment to-day, Lucy." What a lesson fur indulgers
in domestic whirlwinds.
Errec-rs or St.svray.—The Charleston Mercury
in an article headed "The Ruin of the Slaveholder
and the Slave," has the following informatioa :
"The thirteen original States of the Union corn.
prised an area of 371,121 square miles, of which
the six Slave States contained 226,000, or 22 37ths
of the whole, and the non-Slaveholding States
1.15,12-1, or 15-17ths. Now, the entire extent of
our common country is 2,920,000 square miles, of
which the Slave State possess 860,000, not quite
11-37ths; being a growth in the latter of fourteen
times their original size, while in the same period
of time the Slave States have not quadrupled theirs."
The difference of increase in population and
wealth has been still greater than that of territory.
What better argument could be offered than this,
of the superior advantages of free over slave labor.?
Sister Mnry Delphina, (formerly Miss C. Zieg.
lee,) died on the 2tith ult., at New Orleans of yeh
low fe% er, contracted whilst in attendance upon the
sick at the llrspital in that city, her relatives reside
at Columbia, Pa., of which place she is a resident,
Another martyr to the sacred cause of charity.
A gentleman in Howard County. Va., has entered T ETTERS testamentary having been granted
Li to the undersigned on the estate of Martha
cd into the novel speculation of raising black cats, Forrcy, late of the Borough of Columbia, deceased.
and has purchased an island in the Chcsapcak bey, AN persons indebted to the said estate are requested
which he has stocked with these animals. The to make payment immediately—those having
object is to raise them to; their for, which is quite claims to present the same fir settlement.
JOHN BRUNER, Executor.
valuable. Columbia, Sept. 24, 1847.-60
ABDICATION OF KINGS AND EMPERORS.—Through
out the history of Europe there never existed ritni.
lar examples of so many sovereigns threatening to
resign their thrones as at the present moment. No
fewer than three'or four potentates are declared to
entertain serious intentions of abdicating their
power and authority.
This is good news. The time is coming when
birth-right crowns will have to go a begging for
heads. The poor creatures who have become tired
of their sceptres, arc the Emperor of Russia,. the
Ring of Belgians, and the prince of Orange.
A JEWEL OF A LETTERWRITER.—The Louisville
Journal thus serves up one of his contemporaries in,
" He is the roscol,,who, a few years ago acted as.
the Cincinnati correspondent of the Louisville Jour
nal and Penn's Louisville Advertiser, writing
NVliig letters fur the one, and Locofoco letters fcir
for the other. In one case the scoundrel wrote to
the Journal that a certain state election. would
go iti favor of the Whigs, and at the same time
wrote to the Advertiser that it would certainly gee
for the Democrats ; and, after the election was over,
he wrote to the Journal that it actually had gone,
for the Whigs, and at the same time tee the Adver
tiser that it actually had gone for the Democrats!!!
We detected the villian, and at once exposed him,
and dismissed him-from our employment. He is
just fit for the - - uses, and the- -
is just fit for his.
LIPROVED COTTON GINS.-A valuable improve.
has been made in. Cotton Gins, by E. T. Tay* or &
Co., of Girard, Georgia, which consists in a new
arrangement in the machine for tightening or
loosening the main band without cutting or altering
Istraor SI•1:01NO JENNY.-A valuable improve
ment has been made on the Bale Rope Jenny, by
Measrs. Bland & White, of Louisville, Kentucky,
which can spin 1000 lbs. per hour, attended by one
spinner and two pieccrs. This netv Jenny can be
made, it is said, for five hundred dollars.
The flour from the new wheat is said to be very
superior this year, from the fact that the uncxampi.
ed demand for breadstuff's during the last year has
thrown into market the surplus on hand, so that the
tt , ual custom of mixing ofd with new wheat, grind
ing it together and sending it to market as new
flour, it is largely diminished if not entirely pre
Sit°Ft LA.—Weight's Indisrr Vegetable will tin
`nu od a radical rare for every kind of •scrof.ta, because
thet not only i leanse and parity the body of all bad bu
nion; and ever) throg that is opposed to health, but they
restore the digestive organs to it healthy tone, and im
part stiLli an energy to the clretilltion. that health and
vigor are gut en to the whole frame. Prom Iwo to four
of said Indian Vegetable Pills, takote every. night nn go
ing to bed, will soon in be a perfect cure of the most
else of Scrofula ; at the rune time the ronstitu
t,aln w ill undergo such a radical change that scrofula, a
n ell as every oilier complaint, will he banished from the
body, and new life and vigor Will be given to the it hole
fr., in r.
Bee:are of Counterfeits ofall kinds: Some are coated
with snort others made :in sees nada to outward ap
pearance the original medicine. The saf,st con roe i., to
purchase from the regular agents only, one or more of
linen tray be famed in every village and ion n in the
"vim The genuine for sale by FRY & SPANGLER. and
.Ins. M. Watts, who are the only alit hnrized Agents for
eniunihrt A Inn, hr cgei to athierthied in another ealiiniri.
Principal Odic° 160 Rare Street., Philadelphia.
The Ladies' Faith in Railway's Chinese Medicated
•. I know my face Is sadly spreckled
Mali pimples, tan, sun burn, and freckles,.
Erysipelas, scurvy and salt rheum
Upnn my cuticle assume
Tn 'Neu with full antlenrity.
'I hese bi.•nushes I soon w ill cure
And make my akin huh fair and pure r
Try a snap of superior quality,
The scalp I've spoken of. a.herr stated,
It, Radst ay's Cbvuvr •Medicated,
Foe toilet purposes 'tin said
To he better Ilia. any other made;
So now in) friends I will buy
A cake of Railway's snap and try."
The lady fur she spoke the truth
She found the snap the friend of youth
And henuiy once mare took its place
And shone a ith filth upon her face,
She ever after held her hope
In Railway's Medizated Soap.
Its wonderful effects in speedily removing tan. sun
burn, pimples, blotches, pustules, bites of murroitoes,
totter, &c, softening, purifying and cleansing the skln
from all impurities, and udding beauty to the complexion.
of ail who use it. places it beyond the reach of rivalry.
It is cheaper and warranted better than any other toilet
or medicated soap ever ott.red In the paid w.
Sold for 121 small, and 25 rents for large cakes. by
Zaino & Jackonn, George A. 51111er, and John F. Long,
Lancaster; Bell & Son, Ilarrisborg; Morris & Co. York;
R, Williams, Columbia. J. &R. G RA IMAY.
No. 2 roorillml etrf,t N. 1
350 :nr sale SACKS
ziton fine. Ground
, h S v alt. 50 sacks
scpt?.l'l7•tf 11. E. ATKINS & CO.
lOn 13b1:.. Mackerel, No. 1,2, rind 3. 50 bblo
For stile by
5ci0.21 . 47.tf 11.-E. ATKINS & CO.
THE LADIES are partiruhrly invited to Pd 11
early and examine tlin.o beautiful Bon.
net Ribbons, all new, Fall Style, now opening at
the BEE HIVE, North Queen at.
Alpachas and Lustres, prices
tram IS cents and npwards per yard, note
opening at the BEE HIVE, North Queen at.
Hair Oil, ➢lair Oil.
CIIICASSIAN OlL—a superior article for pro
[tinting the growth. bea u ty and puri fying tho
hair—warranted. Ox Marrow and Bear's oil. For
sale by LEADER.
ifIiOUBLE EXTRACT OF MUSK just received
and for sale at LEADER'S.
TIAYSON'S INDELIBLE INK for marking
linen, silk and cotton without the preparation.
For stile by W. A. LEADER.