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THE SPY & COLL - 11BIA.S. 1
SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 2, 1847
B. Pi..t.r.es, North \VeSt corner of Third and
Chestnut streets, Philadelphia,
Tribune Buildings, (opposite City Hall,) N. York.
South East corner of Baltimore and Calvert streets,
No. 12 State street, Bo.ten.
J.k.cos M. Wes-rnitnerrin, Lancaster city.
'WILLIAM A. PIERCE, Travelling. Agent.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. -., The Spirits of the :%1.1(1-
night Hour," are haunting our ssnoturn, front
which "vasty deep" wc shall call them on Satur
day next. The thoughts aro highly poetical, and
she language, for the moat part, equally an; but
there are a few errors in metre, which we are
tempted to amend.
W. G. has our thanks for his exaelhArt loiter frn:n
New York. We wish him a safe return after a
pleasant trip to the lane, of steady habits, grilled
quakers, wooden pumpkin seeds, and science.
New Advertiecmente. (1.77
rotact we discontinued the pulp
lication of the doings of our police courts, rev. dy
ism is rapidly on the inerea-e :n our borough. We
shall :12.v.! to re:stlin.2. or riot 'N iii Fon::
notereign of the aqcci:Jant." Ti.e p..r.er of tht.
]seas is not /21074.: strongly proved any circuit/-
stance than by the fact that the Iminble followers in
the footsteps of the Rats and Killers of Philadel
phia, are deterred from their i.octurrial exploits
more front the fear of seeing their names in the
Spy, than the dread of." being cited to appear
Before his hutior„Tustice Spear."
Wo have become s.) habituated to improvements
in Columbia, that we sometimes that to notice and
to record them ; but the weary wi,ght who walks by
night from Dares to Black's Hotel, will be agreca
bly disappointed to find that his limbs and neck are
safc—while the passer-by in the Jay time, cannot
fail to be struck with the city-like appearance of
the uniform pavements, as well as the elegant
fronts, the well filled stores, and"the increased and
increasing husiness of that portion of our borough.
Let the rest of our citizens tali(' the hint, and
"mend their wayt," and they, too, mad• reap the
benefit of their publtc spirit.
DEDICATION.—We would rein ind our l cralerh th.t
the dedication of the new Presbyterian Church in
Wrightsville, talcs I.lace tognoreow at 10 o'cleeli,
A. M. We tincler%tand that persons attending t
dedication will pass the bridge free of lull.
Cars will leave the 132.!..iniare r. ec, at 0
T;m late heavy and con
tinued rains have raised the river, don it 1 , , we be.
'icy° in et:eel:cut navigable order. We hope to see
many of our Yankee friends in Columbia, in a day
or two; but it is doubtful, as wt: do not know
whether the freshet is front the North and West
Branches, or from sources nearer us.
The flood wall doubtless produce sanative results
upon the atmosphere, as it is carrying off the vege
table and other matter which h.is been rotting and
generating miasma during the warm season.
Since writing the above, we I..ave had ti eple;mtre
of greeting friends from Steuben county, N. V., and
other places on the Ct.emung; and we learn also,
that the North Branch is " up," and that we :nay
expect a time of crowded bou•.cs and busy phut
an a few days.
0. C. A. order ha% ~.,reds rrrcl.cd
to two hundnid council. , and lon CDurxil
of this borougholurobers silty oat Incrubcr,..
the work go on
We understand that the council above mentioned
has taken the initial E t cps towards the procurement
or erection of a llatl, in which praiseworthy et Tort
o trust it will receive the hearty cooperation of
the 0. F., S. of T, and Cadets of T. Such n Ltuld•
ing is very necessary.
MEssits. 1 1). & J. W RICO! r have procured a
most elegant American flag, ri r the 0. I. A. M.
A more beautiful banner we rtz's,cr saw : "0,
may it wave:"
Kosts - rott's Fuseri JllscAzd:s.—Tlic October
number of this popularity winning publication, is
received. We. cannot ply it a bight: compliment
than to say, that in mechanical and mentui extcu•
tion, it is equal to its priAlecessors. In addition to
interesting correspondence, it eontlins nu article
on Greek pronunciation, a niet;,od of trac•i,ng
French and lingitsh, Phonetically, nuticca of nt.r.•
Books, Sc., Sc.
Comstock, M. D., Phila., $l. per annum
Tun Ace SAXON.—This elegant little, paper
keeps up its fire upon the abuses of the old stylr
ofsptiling, and is rapidly gaining frir-nd,. to it:. I
and the reform it no spiritedly ad-.oLates.
pendent of its phonovpy, it is an veollmt, se n eii
eq beautiful paper.
Andrews S. 73••,1e, New Turk. 63. per annum.
Tun Evzsa Mirtcoa.—This, under its present
proprietors, highly popular paper, (the daily from
which the Literary Gazette is made up) has re
ecieed a large ce..sion to its circulation, ht-the
purchase of the subscription list and business of the
Gazette and Tinier. We congratulate our brethren
of the Mirror on their success, and commend their
paper to all who wish a journal printed at tho Com
mercial Emporium of the Uniork
H. Fuller, car. Nassau and 4nn et. N. Y. Daily
paper SG. per annurn, Weekly do., $3.
DOMBEY S. SON.—TIIu papers aro discussing
the history, previous and future, of some of the
characters of this masterly work. We can hardly
wonder at this; so life-like arc the delineations of
that wizard, Dickens, that his creations become to
us realities, with ail the attributes of men, women,
and cb Idren; and we love or hate them as we do
those who fall in our way, in the common walks of
life. 'We have our ideas, too, about the denouement
of Walter's, Edith's, and the Grinder's fates, but we
shall not commit ourselves, but keep ourselves in
patience till Boz deigns to raise the veil of the
Sactrwases.—'fhe ship Orbit, of New York, was
driven ashore at Long Beach, on Saturday night
last, and went to pieces. The captain, first mate,
sad astern others wen lost.
CORRESPONDENCE. or THE SPY
Yoaw, Sept., 28, 1817.
Beaten has been a very busy place for the last
week. A fme Horticultural Exhibition shows
what perseverance and skill can accomplish in an
unfavorable climate and naturally unproductive
soil. Of the fruits, the pears exhibited perhaps to
the best advantage. The Association of Geologists
and Naturalists closed its session of a wee 6 on the
'sth, hating given great satisfaction for the variety
and inte , •ca of the subjects disetrised. * Four men
of SCICTICC from Europe were presrmt,nt the head
of whom IQ placed the ceLlbrated Professor
Agassiz, who has pleased the Ihistonians to such
an extent that they have endeavored to prevail
$ upon Liao to rcnraia in this country, as a professor
fan tire new depart:mot of Cambridge College,
funded by the munificence of the Hun. Abbot
; Lawrence. This collect; is li - taking rapid stride.
in scientific advancement. It has a Telescope
tA MO is said to be the beet rcrractor in the world,
end which cost 516.000. A midnight vicw of the
Imoon is most magnificent from the precision of the
out-line of the parts. Tire ring of Saturn is now
!presented edgeways end does not therefore exhibit
clhibition of Carl 'Alechanics' Charitable
As.wei L. i' was extremely interesting, and was
many thousands. A considerabla
amount of inacninery was dri:en by a steam en
gine, such as portions of a cotton factory, a steam
hammer, &c. A must splendid railroad car was
lexhibited, and you arc perhaps aware that in this
p in of the world these cars are much better finished
than the miserable linlurcs -nan on the Pennsylva
hia roads. The car in which I returned to :‘ cw
York was provided with n finely finished cushioned
arm-chair for each passenger, and the rate of travel ;
was from 520 to 30 talks an hour. On the Columbia
and Philadelphia road, on which they pretend to
have a fast line ! the transit requires 6 hours in
stead ofd at the outside. In connexion with the
exhibition, a supper was given on Friday evening
last, to about -100. Being present by invitation, I
had the pleasure of hearing quite a number of good
speeelie., by the Mayor of the city, a British noble
man, a member of Congress from Bun.':unt county,
N. C'., who didn't speak: to bunkum half as much
as the congressman front Boston, who piled on
:Lc ,it tremendous rate, mtroduciffq, a lit
tle spice of nativism, which was in bad taste in a
mixed audience. Mr. 11. of your place was present
as a delegate from the Franklin Institute, and a
speech w,..s elteacli from him by complonentMg the
in,titution which lie represented. Should you ever
so,ft Boston, put up at the Winthrop House, where
everythieg wt!! :ft) fmnnl most quiet and most gen•
Iteturniug to New y or's, cot: will remark the
singular Chinese Junk and of cuur•• g on board
and .cc the curio-air., in the shape, odd tixturc4,
furniture, painting. , , tvouden z.neiior N and bamboo
cord ! rn
1.a.4 evening, the fine new Broadway Theater
was opened fur the first time to a good house full.
It is located some distance up town and cannot
fail to draw if tile company is good.
The “GreLlc Slake" of Powers, the American
sculptor, is attracting crowds of visitors, who are
11'1:1:1 Imo os in their opinion of' its transcendent
merits. 'lee and women visit it indiscriminately
to the horror alone of the saintly editors, who sug.
gents that ladies should go nt a particular hour,
when there should be a female doorkeeper provided.
statue represent I a young woman in a standing
position, Lode, her clothing upon a support upon
ullich her right hand rests, the left hand in a po•i•
tion somewhat similar to that of the Venus de
Medieis, and the wrists joined by a connecting
chain :she is represented as standing in the slave
market of Constantinople, and the cap and cross
sten among the drapery show that she is a modern
Greek. The need is brined towards one ride and
the beautiful countenance bears an expression of
noLleness and sorrow.
Going down Broadway, the llot object which the
departing. viiiter will ree, is what the Philadelphia
Untied St. ws North Amcrinm and Gazette, or the
Unitod Si-des owl North American Gazette of
Philadelphia, terms "that modern stone henge, the
B - iwling-grcen fountain," which is merely a pile of
atone, kept damp by a little water trickling through
them. IViicilter the washerwomen ti , e it I cannot
tell, although 1 !law some clothing hung out to dry
rm an iran tine,: a little ways MY.
:lloNtmn:.r TO IVASIIINtr rON.-Our exchanges
nearly all contain notices of agencies established in
thclr vicinitic., for tile purpo+c of raising subserip.
tions for the erection a monument to the "Father
of hie Country." Why has not Lancaster an
agent' We doubt whether any portion of the
Union will excei her, in liberal donations to this
greet natioaal work.
W, have copied very extensively from the Sci.
entice Amcrie4n, in our present number—the
I.if,diest compliment one printer payu to another.
TH I. 0 VONSF:LT, ON , r.QI:II N took platen with great
pomp, at New York city, ON Wednesday of last
wecit. The mallet) of Win. H. Seward was
worthy of the subject and the occasion. Other
citte,, we see, are pr,-plring to dn honor to the Illus.
trious dead. Right and proper.
WE LtARN from the Phoenixville Pioneer, that
a freshet in the Schuylkill and French creek, occa•
sioned the destruction of considerable property in
that vicinity, on Friday last. Among the ruins arc
the new bridge, end that over French creek. A
curious and painful accident occurred at a place
where workmen were loading a bridge with railroad
iron to strengthen it against the force of the flood,
A man slipped and was falling into the water,
when he caught the railroad track, arid thus hung
suspended over the raging torrent, and while in
this perilous position, a car, heavily laden, passed
over his hands, crushing them dreadfully, and de.
prising him of the use of them forever. The Pio
neer recommends him to the sympathies and assis
tance of the public. His name is Michael Hagan,
et laborer of good character, having a wife and two
children entirely dependent upon his labor for sup.
Frederick Douglass, the fugitive slave. is about
to mottle at Cleveland, Ohio, where he will print a
met called the Worth Fur,
rowra's Garrn Sz.a.v.a.—We tut the following
`description of this work, the fullest we have seen,
from the rastrespondece of the 1 , 1 . , 0. Delta.
Here you seen the Greek Slave' I have, that—
/ After spending an hour yesterday in the rooms of
the Art Union, viewing here a picture that makes
1 you laugh—for instance, the one by Clanney, styled
/ "Mexican News," of one of the b'boys reading a
I newspaper to an old covy who holds a pot of ale in
1 his hand, while he drinks in the news of an Ameri.
Ican victory with his beverage—it is good ; there
one that raises the melancholy within you; and
here again the pleasing landscape, the setters and
game, the fine portrait, the scene of historical in
terest, Wa.shin,gton in Smart's studio, Gen. \Vayne
refusing the last blanket from the generous matron
Iwho had ofrercd.it, etc. etc.—l stepped into Broad.
way and bent my steps northward a couple of
blocks past the new Bowery Theatre, to bee the
Greek Slave. After climbing six flights of stairs,
and dropping 2 cents into Ow hands of a grey.
haired individual appointed to receive so small a
sum for so be.mtitul and gratifying sight, I was
.admitted to it. IVitheut regarding the numerous
encomiums that have been bestowed upon the rare
work of art, it strikes me as an eminently sue_ 1
cessful effort of genius. I may be influenced in
, any judgment by the fact that the distinguished
!sculptor is an American, but the strictest end most
critic al scrutiny cannot but award to this gem the
I highest raced of praise. I think it perfect, and the
longer one looks and the more he reflects upon its
various and multiplying, beauties, the stronger does
the conviction become that the work is deserving
' all the praise it has received. The figure is ii feet
.5,i inches in height, and not having understood its
altitude before seeing it, it appeared higher and
larger, at first sight, than I had expected to see if,
This, however, only served to increase the dignity
of the statue. The face is thrown to the left side,
ancl without presenting an intellectual appearance,
which it was not the object of the artist to depict,
owing in part to the low Greek forehead, is marked
by close lines of beauty, which express deep and
settled shame without guilt. The hair, parted in
the middle, is dran n carelessly, yet gracefully, buck
and tied in a bow immediately behind the head.—
One of the hands which are manacled, rests upon
a small pillar, about 2L feet high, over which is
thrown a shawl supposed to be the dress which boo
,just been taken front the Slave previous to her ex
hibition at the market place; the other is held
timidly in front. The weight is thrown upon the
right knee, the left being slightly bent. What the
anatomical and phystological proportiont arc, I do
not know, but if the eye may be supposed to convey
true impressions to the mind, the statue teems with
grace. That an artist of Pun era' acknowledged
al.ahty would avoid deformities, one would of course
and sinew that indicate strength and agility, he has
prt,suale; but without leas hip upon his work the em
Lau point that please, the sensualist, or the muscle
snodded it with a succession of beauties that make
it at nunr the ehaste..t and most elegant performance
of the kind I ever saw. '!'acre never 1/./s been a
statue of genius, perhaps, that did not more interest
the soluptuary than the virtuous and refined specta
tor; the Greek Slave charms by its modesty and elms.
tity of form and expression,so much that I cannot
but believe the grossest sensualist would be softened
and improved by its very presence. No impure
' thoughts can exist where it is, or as long as the me.
awry of its beauties linger upon the mind.
Vol r,vic• Eectrio is TIIE rkCIFIC —A new vol
canic eruption upon a small uninhabited island be
longing to the 'Pavan group, of which an account
'lO9 been published at Si ino4 by J. C. Williams,
Esq., U. S. Consul, and Capt. Sampson, of New
Bedgird. The island iv named Toka, and lies 60
miles northwest from Tavan. On the 9th of June,
severe Sil0C1(8 of all earthquake was felt at sneer.
vats, at 'Pavan; on the night of the 11th, a very
bright light was seen in the direction of Toku.—
The neat morning every thing was covered with
dust, and the air had the smell of sulphur. On the
13th, Mr. Williams lett Tavan and approached
I Tolm. Immense sulumes of smoke and dust acre
perceived, and on the morning of the 19th, Capt.
i Sampson of the C. %V. Morgan, whaler, on his way
Ifront one of the Tonga islands, entered the shower
of ashes. Ileiura they entered, it appeared like a
squall; so soon as they got in it, the eves of the
men on watch were filled, and the deck began to
Le covered with the floc dust. Capt. Sampson put
Ithe ship about, but being persuaded that there was
no land near, he continued his course. So soon as
the sun arose, the dust appeared of a dark red color,
rolling over like great volumes of smoke, present.
ing an awful app earaece ; at eight o'clock it was au
dark that candles had to be lighted in the cabin;
at 11, A. M., it began to clear a little, the suit ap
pearing occasionally. Bye noon they got out of it,
being then in 171 deg. 45 min. NV., and 11 deg. 2
ruin., S., having sailed across the shower at least
1 forty miles. Captain Cash, of the ship Massa.
ellusetts, got into the shower about the same time,
though at. least sixty miles east of Capt. Sampson,
and not far from Savage Island.
antics penetrated every crevice of the ship,
and 1111 in such quantities that Capt. Sampson Le.
licees tons fell upon the deck, which had to be
cleared from time to time.
The dust is or a dark grey slaty color. Of sped.
fie gravity 1.076, containing a largo proportion of
sulphur, and so much of fresh sulphuric acid as to
give it a sharp taste ; it also contains a small pro
portion of iron. No doubt a minute analysis
would give the usual combinations of silicia and
several of the sulphates usually found in volcanic
MARRIAGE AT AN A EVANCED AGE.—Tho Villago
Record states that a marriage recently occurred in
Chester county, where the groom was 77 years of
ago and the bride 68! Verily, the heart's youth
long survives the body's juvenility. Cupid'sarrowa
at appears, can pierce as deep into the heart steeled
by age and care, as into the fonder one that. beats
within the breast of sweet sixteen.
WHEAT CROPS or MICHIGAN AND Wtscorists.—
The wheat crop of Michigan for the present year,
estimated by a gentleman now preparing statistics
for the Patent Unice in Washington, will riot fall
short of 8,000,000 bushels, nor exceed 10,000,000
bushels. The quality of grain, this year, is sops
riot its every regret to tbe crop of Iles year.
A SCAMP IN Ltuno.—The Owego Advertiser
gives the following particulars in relation to the
rascal who married, robbed and abandoned a woman
at Stamford, Connecticut:
This notorious rascal has been prowling about
this village and Ithaca for several wecas past, ex
hibiting his wife's gold watch and massive chain,
bags of specie, jewelry, &c.; and occasionally ta
king some of the "softer sex" into his elegant
buggy for an airing. Whether lie meditated mat
rimony again, we are not advised, but we are told,
the symptoms were strong. Be that as it may, his
villanies, we trust, are at an end.
On Friday last he left this village for Elmira,
proposing to return soon; but on Saturday the New
York papers containing, the above account reached
us, and instantly our police officers were on the
alert to catch the rascal. Mr. A. D. Thompson, a
vigilant thief catcher, pushed on to Elmira. where
he (nand the scamp, and after much trouble sue.
ceeded in bringing him to this village, where he
awaits the order of his wife or her friends.
As we have said above, he has been in this vicin
ity several weeks, and had attracted considerable
attention by his display of wealth. He wore a gold
watch with a heavy safety chain of the same ma.
tcrial, and on all occasions took care to make an
exhibition of his money. He deposited in the Os
wego bank a large amount of specie—which he
subsequently withdrew—probably to make the im
pression that he was rich, and perhaps with a view
of grilling some weak and credulous female. lie
strutted and swaggered about our streets with a
pompous air, and we were told was negotiating for
a store, in which to commence business. All this
was no doubt tor the purpose of deceiving his in
tended victim. But justice, we hope, has overtaken
him, and his (blare labors will be in the service of
We arc amazed that any female could be impos
ed upon by such a graceless vagabond. There is
nothing in his countenance indicative of
gencc ; but on the contrary, stupidity and villany
mark his features and proclaim his character. He
abounds in whiskers, but is greatly lacking in
brains; and the woman who would commit her
destiny to his keeping must be sadly deficient in
her perceptive faculties.
The buggy in which he rode is the same which
belonged to his wife, but the horse was exchanged
for one of greater value, and is a noble
They are in the custody of Mr. Thompson.
When the facts beca.oc known in relation to this
scoundrel, a gang of harpies started off' in pursuit,
ostensibly for the purpose of securing hint, but in
reality to swindle from him a portion of his ill•got
tc.t gain. Two of these fellows, from Ithaca, over.
took him, but in consideration of $5O paid by him,
they let him go—thus forewarning him that his dark
deeds were known, and thereby enabling him to
elude, fur a time, the officers of justice. But the
vigilance of Mr. Thompson which, when once on
the scent, never tires, baffled all his efforts to es.
cape; and on Monday he brought the rascal, with
his horse and buggy, safely to our village.
Since the above was in type, we learn that Sheriff
Chase has obtained $0350, which has been deposit.
cd in the Owego I3ank. This, with the property
before secured, will make about $3OOO saved of the
stcalings from his wit'e.
Igi.nrit.—lnertia is that property which renders
all bodies capable of retaining their present state or
relation, whether at rest or in motion. By this
property all bodies at rest continue at rest until put
in motion by the exertion also= external foree;and
if in motion, they always continue in ;velum until
interrupted by external force. This property of
matter may Lc illustrated by such examples as the
A marble shut from the finger will move but a.
small distance upon the carpet; it will move much
farther upon a flat pavement, and 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,
the marble, once put in motion would continue in
that state forevt.t.
If n ball be fired from a cannon with a certain ye.
locily, and there was no resistance from the air, it
would continue round the earth perpetually, and
never conic to a state of rest. In this manner the
moon goes round the earth although oho is as in.
active as a stone.
If a person be standing in a boat at rest, and the
boat be suddenly pushed Irom the shore, he will be
in danger of falling backwards ; and if the boat in
swift motion, be stopped before be is aware, ho will
fall forwards: because his tendency will he to con
tinuo in the same state of motion.—Sri. Am.
Arradievtov AND REPULSION.-I'he power of at.
traction 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 enbstance such as a marine
blue, which will be visible when spread to great
extent; mix it with the gall and drop it upon the
wafer. The gall possesses so much of the repul
sive power when fulling upon the water, that its
particles arc separated from each other to such a
degree. that one drop of the gall may he made to
extend over a surface of two feet of the water, on
all sides forming a comple circle. • When the drops
of colored gall fall upon the water, it is separated
with much force, and its particles ere thrown asun.
der with considerable velocity, which again appear
to be retained within a circumscribed boundary by
attraction, which causes them to forma regular Mr_
etc. If another drop of gall, colored with bright
red of carmine be dropped at the centre of the blue
circle, it will not only spread in the manner of the
former, but also carry the blue with it; making a red
circle with a red border. This experiment may
be repeated with differently colored drops. The
colors must be mixed in very small quantities so
that the gravity of the gall will be but slightly af.
WHAT HE PAID THE DOCTORS. -Mr. Cornelius
Paulding has paid several New Orleans doctors
$4,717 for “medical advice and attendance" upon a
sore finger, which immediately got well by his fol
lowing the order of Dr. Stone ; to take off the rags
and let It alone.
" TAR OLD Man Et.oetumer."—Tbe venerable
John Quincy Adams will take his scat in Congress
during the ensuing session. He thinks be can
winter in Washington more comfortably than in
the torero climate of Biateschotetts.
FISHING Womr.x.—On Long Island, 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, $2OO dollars on an average, for fifteen years
past, and nothing will induce them to change their
employment. Ono of them came near being car
ried to the bottom by a halibut a short time since.
As is their custom, one in the how and the other in
the stern, with the little skiff nearly filled with
fish. The women in the bow of the boat hooked a
very lark hallibut, and called her associate in the
stern of the boat to her help. In other cireum.
stances they would have managed the unwelcome
visitor well enough; and, in fact, he would have
been very welcome to the bait; but now the mis
tress of the "stern" dared not leave her scat for
fear of sinking their loaded boat. The fish was al
lowed to run to the bottom two or three times to
get worried, and then drawn alongside, to be killed
and drawn in. it seems he did not like to be mas
tered by a lone woman, and he resisted her attempt,
In the affray a large cod hook, attached to the line.
was drawn through the thick part of her hand,—
and then came the danger. The unsubdued mon
ster, being in his native element,now stout for the
bottom again; but the heroine of the "bow" not
wishing to accompany him, clung to the boat. She
was drawn nearly overboard but before losing her
hold of the boat, the line providentially parted, .and
thus became disengaged ! To this fact alone, she
owes the preservation of her life. The fish was 9
feet in length.—Scientific American.
Rccen-rs.—Blacking—Mix three ounces of ivory
black, two ounces of molasses, a table spoonful of
sweet oil, one onnce of sulphuric acid, one ounce of
gum arabie, thssolved in u pint of vinegar.
Harness Blacking.—Two ounces of mutton suet,
six ounces of beeswax, six ounces of sugar, two
ounces of soap and, one ounce of powdered indigo,
and when melted, mix all in a gill of turpentine.
Put it on with a sponge, and then palish with a
To Tin Iron.—Cloan the Iron well, either by fil
ing, scraping, or any other means; make it warm
and apply to it pure tin, sprinkle over it pounded,
sal ammoniac and keep stirring the metal MINI in
a fused state with a piece of ammpnic, fastened to a
stick, until the iron is well coated with the tin.
To Wash Flannel.—Dissolve enough of the best
soap, so that it will feel slippery in the hand ,and
then wash the flannel in it milk warm. Wring
out and wash well before drying. It is an old cus
tom to dry out of the soap, which is just like so
much grease in the chnnel afterwards.—s 6.
flinitoruoars.—A very painful case of this dis
ease occurred at Somerville, N. J., last week. On
Wednesday, August 4th, a tine young man, named
Henry Runyon, residing over the Raritan, in Hills
boro', was severely bitten by a fierce dog belonging
to his father, Richard Runyon. The dog becoming
very violent and unmanageable was shot soon after
wards, nos however having shown unequivocal
symptoms of madness. Mr. R.unyon's wounds
healed rapidly, and !tel.:ger to hope that all trouble
from the dog was ended. On Sunday week he ex•
perieneed a peculiar numbness in his limbs with
other indications of indisposition, which, however,
did not aw aken much attention until the following
Wednesday night, when he found himself unable
to sle ,, p. On Thursday mormit lie Was attached
with spasms, which gradually became more severe
until 9. o'clock, on Friday, A. M., %Olen he ceased
to breathe. He was not aware of the nature of his
disease until Thursday afternoon, and as soon as he
made the discovery, became rapidly worse. He
retained the full possession of his reason until a
very short limo before his death. Two other per
sons were bitten by the sumo dog, but it is hoped
and believed that this occurred before he beeline
A LLOPARD AMONG us.—Sonic few years since, a
leopard escaped from a Menagerie, while travers•
ing the country in the neighborhood of Penn's
Valley, Centre co., Pa. The farmers in the vicini.
ty of Ad:mu:burg, in this county, have lately been
compkining very much of the destruction coin.
mitted by some ravenous beast among their flocks
of sheep. From a variety of circumstances they
were satisfied it eould not be wolves ,and they were
quite a 1 n loss to ascertain what animal it could he.
About a week since, two young men, by the names
of lease Snook and Mr. Kriel), being out suet
night about two miles from Adamsburg, were at.
tacked 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 imme.
diately pursued it with dogs for some distance
towards the mountain, when the leopard turned
upon them and seizing one of the dogs tore him
dreadfully, which frightened the rest, and finally
escaped.— Union Star.
A SPECULATION Om—About a dozen years ago,
some speculators undertook to make a city where
nature .never intended one should be, on the flat
land opposite to Washington. It was to be a great
commercial city, and seas to monopolize a vast
amount oforade. A letter from Washington, says
that not a single house has been erected in Jackson
City since its 'oundation—not a lot bought by the
speculators; but that, on the other hand, the very
corner stone has been sacrilegiously broken into
and plundered of its newspapers, parchments, char
ter, coins and medals, and the last heard of the
corner stone is that it has been carried up into
Fairfax county, where, at the last advices, an old
negro was pounding hominy on it.
Fosse. Lios.—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 hones of great interest. Amongst them is
the claire skeleton of a lion of gigantic size.—
These remains have been fowarded to Paris.
FAENCFI RAIL ROADS.—The Moneleur Industriel
alp Ica that the losses on railroad transactions on
the Paris flours; between the month of October
1845, and the end of July 1847, amounted to the
enormous sum of 488,000,000 f., nearly $100,000,-
There was a severe; frost in portions of Massa-
chusetts several mornings last week, doing damage
to the growing corn.
Srr. rx.tas Wstmo—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. The Audi.._
tor, upon proof of settlement, will make a deed! '
which deed the Supreme Court of the StateZ' -
cided will be valid. The forfeited tracts comprise
some of the fincsts lands in the State, end now is
' the chance for a cheap home or speculation. The
Little Itock (Ark.) Banner office has just issued a
volume of 73 octavo pages, containing a list of all
the lands which the State can donate, and the laws
ITARVIAT WITHOUT PREVIOUS SOWINO.--In I/10
SCIIIIdipOS2 we find an account of a method of'
compelling the wheat plant to become perennial, like
grass, and to perfect its grain a nnually, without
annual sowing of seed, which has been quecessful
ly 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 ap.
pearance. This process is repeated several times
in the reason, and tho product is used as bay. The
plant is then allowed to groyf„srld be cut in the or
dinary way. The next year it ripens earlier.
VERY RESIARKABLE.-A correspondent of the
Washington Union writing from Saratoga, an.
nounees a very extraordinary circumstance, which
must be deeply interesting to the American people.
viz: that Ex• President Van Burcu and Ex.Presi.
dent Tyler, with the lady and sister-in-law of tho
latter had taken a ride together in an open barouche,
aronnd the enclosed ground,at the lste Agricultural
D.CCILEASE OF CAPITAL PUNIJOININT.-By an offi
cial doetiment, printed by order of the British house
of Commons, it is shown that in five years to 1826,
there were 5289 persons convicted on capital char
ges, and 307 were executed ; in the next five years
7077 persons were convicted, and 304 executed; in,
the next, 3877, out of which 175 were executed ;
in the next, 767, ont of which 44 were executed.
The Supreme Court, sitting at Pittsburg, have
reversed the judgement of death against George
Dunn, convicted of murder, because the prisoner
was not present at the trial and the rendition of the
Mary Runtle has been sentenced at Utica to ho
hung, on the 9th of October, for the murder of her
nsba n d.
GPs. TAYLOR'S PORTRAIT.—TIic Richmond
pullliean states flint Mr. Brown, or that city, Iwo
Leen offered $5OOO Ihr one-half his interctd in hi&
portrait or General Taylor.
Danwsing.s. Swimming of the !lead a roaring colt•
I n the earn, headache, palpitation of the heart, kc.—
Wri,shrs 'admit Vegetable Pills are a certain rare fortliti
above unpleasant complaints because they puree from
the tinily those stagnant and co rriipt limners which,
when floating in the general mast of eirrida,inin, are the
taupe of a determination or rush of blond to the head,
Inn. of memory, dimness ofsight, drowsiness,
pain of the head, and many other symptoms of a Mailed
and corrupt state of the hind.
I.Vrleheil Indian Vegetable. Pulls are also one of OM
very beid medicines in the would for the curs of Malec's
iteet,on, and therefore will, not only remove all the above
impieasant s)mptons, and entirely prevent nil evil Coll,
settee:ices resulting from a rush of blond to the bend, hilt
iv,ll most ablilUreifly macro the body to a state of sound
lieware of Counterfeits °fall kinds: Some are coated
with sugar; others made to resemble in outward ap
pearance the original medicine. The safest course Is, to
purchase from the regular agents only, one or more or
whom may be found in every village and town in the
F - Z" The genuine for sale hy FRY & SPANGLER, and
Joe. M. Waite, who are the only authorized Agents for
ColuulLia Also, hvage toe advertised in another column.
Principal °thee Ih9 name Street,
The Lollies' Faith in Rodway's Chinese Medicate...l
'• 1 knew nay taco Is sadly spreckled
With pimples, tan. sun burn, and freckles.
Erystpelas, scurvy and sail rheum
Ilion my cuticle assume
To reign v, ith full authority.
These blemishes 1 soon will cure
And make my shirr both fair and pure,
❑y a snap of superior quality,
The snap I've spoken or, MP here stated.
In Midway's Chines Medicated,
rot toilet purpmes 'ins said
Tn be ',suer than arty other made a
Ss non• my friends I in ill buy
A cake of itadrvay's soap and try."
The lady fair else spoke the truth
She fund the soap the friend of youth.
And beauty rinse mere tank its place
And shnne with faith upset her face,
She seer after held her Ilene
In liadway's Nledmated Soap.
Its wonderful effects in speedily removing tan, sun•
burn, pimples, blotrhes, pustules, bites of musq•titnta,
tetter,&c, softening, purifying and cleansing him skin
from all impurities, and adding beauty to the complexion
of all who use it. pl.tees it beyond the reach of rivalry.
It it clienpor and viarraisted better than any other toilet
or uneducated soap ever offered to the public.
Sold for 121 alna/i, and '25 cents for large cakes, by
'halm &Jacks.on.George A. and. John F. Long,
Lanrnster; Bell &Soo, Harrisbrg: Morris & Co. York
R, Williams, (17..1.1n,A,a. J. & R G RA DWAV.
No. 8 enairtland treet. N. I'
Salamander, X'ire and Thief Proof
Warranted equal to any other make, and have nay.
er been injured by Fire or Burglars, in a single
instance. Ha also keeps on hand a full supply of
Common Chests, made of lighter iron, at lower
LETTER COPYING PRESSES AND BOOKS.
TRUCKS FOR STORES, FACTORIES, &c.
EAGLE GLASS PAPER.
PORTABLE SHOWER BATHS, &c.
REFRIGERA,TORS AND WATER FILTERS.
GI South Second St., below Chesnut Philad.
For Cooling and Preserving MEAT, BUTTER,
MILK, and all articles intended for culinary pur
OLIVER EVANS' CELEBRATED WATER
FILTERS, for Purifying . Water that is brackish
or muddy, whether by rams, minerals, or otherwise
can be had of all Macs and prices, at the Ware.
rooms, No. 61 South Second Street, two doors be.
low Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
October 2d, 1847.