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THE SPA & COLUMBIAN.
SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 23, 1847
Y. B. PALMER, North West corner of Third and
Chestnut streets, Philadelphia,
Tribune Buildings, (opposite City Hall,) i. York.
South Essteorner of Baltimore and Calvert streets,
No. 12 Slate street, Boston.
JAcon_M. WErMAIEFFER, Lancaster city.
Watusst A. P/EREi, Traqelling Agent.
TRAGICAL AFlnfl9::--41TIOn other stirring inci
dents of the week, we have to record one, the ter
minationofwhich, resulted in the death alit colored
man named Edward Stout. The facts, as we have
been able to scilicet them, arc as follows :
It appears from testimony had before Justice Spear,
.that Henry Pheasants, alias Neuman, cod Edward
Stout, ;both coloreo had a fight on Tuesday
afternoon last, about something, in which Stout
proved the stouter of the two. Some half or three
quarters of an hour after the fight, Pheasants pro
cured a gun, loaded it heavily with shot, and meet.
ing Stout again, malted upon him and lodged the
whole charge in his body. The shot entered the
lower part of the abdomen, laying the entrails bare,
and tearing them in a most shocking manner.—
Stout was taken home, where he died about 11
o'clock the same evening. On Wednesday morn
ing, Dr. Moore held an inquest on the body. The
verdict of the Jury wi.s "that the said Edward
Stout came to his death by means of a gunshot
wound, received front a gun in the hands of Henry
Pheasants, alias Neuman, and by him deliberately
discharged." He was committed to Lancaster
jail to await his trial fin. murder. Neuman has
but recently been released from three years' service
in the Penitentiary, to which he had been sentenced,
' we understand, for burglary. He is about 9.5 years
of age, short, and thick set, and wears a counte
nance crpressive of viciousness and abandonment
A DESPERADO CAtteir.--Churloß Shaffer, an
escaped convict, from the N. Y. State Prison at
auburn, was arrested by Officer Bally, on Monday
List. It will be seen by reference to our Police
Reports, that he was engaged in his old tricks of
kicking up a spree ct every favorable opportunity;
and threatening to burn down the houses of those
who objected to some of his eccentricities. Luck
ily fur Columbia, he was recognized by persons from
Owego and Ithaca, the scenes of his former opera
tions, and our Police put on the alert for him ; other
wise 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 re
sistance made our officers wary ; anti the complaint
of Mr. Gault, the gentleman assaulted by him, was
very opportune, as it afforded him no hint of the
true cause of his arrest.
Our readers here will feel an interest in knowing
what manner of man they have been relieved of,
and we avail ourselves of the information given by
gentlemen from New York, for the following state
Some three. years since, Ithaca was extraordi
narily afflicted with fires—scarcely a week passing,
that some valuable property was not destroyed.—
Fur a considerable time no clue could be found to
their origin, but a train of circumstances finally
pointed to Charles Shaffer (the John Chapman of
our police report) and Wm. Davis (also an elle.° as
the authors of the devastation. Sheller fled to the
woods and rocky ravines between Ithaca and
Owego,—to which latter place he paid an occasional
visit, always leaving his mark. He was finally
arrested at Owego, tried, and sentenced to 8 years'
confinement at Auburn—several indictments arc
pending against him, on which he will probably be
tried, should he survive his term or imprisonment.
Davis also took to the woods, and succeeded in
eluding the vigilance of the authorities, after
severely beating and almost killing Officer Lucas
of Ithaca. We have not heard of his subsequent
Shatter is safe in Lancaster jail, where he will
await the requisition of Gov. Young.
IV° neglected to notice that he had enlisted in
the army, and was taken in the uniform ofa United
EVVIIANK'S firDRAULICS AND 3I ECRANICS.-WC
have this moment received the first No. of this
work. Its title indicates its character, and the
names of its publishers, Greely and MeElreth arc
a guaranty of its value. We have had no time to
examine it, but shall do so at our earliest leisure.
The work is well illustrated, and the press is unan
imous in its favor.
Published in eight parts, at 15 cents each, by
Greely and McElratli, Tribune Buil dings, N. York
MAJOR GENERAL TOM THUMB.—The redoubta
ble General Tom Thumb paid our town a flying
visit on Wednesday and Thursday last, and held
his levees at the Washington Hotel. The General
is a great little man, and a lion, in his way.
QT The top of the chimney of our sanctum
tumbled over the other evening while we were
quietly pursuing our editorial vocation. Perhaps
there was a alight agitation among the shingles
which composed the roof of the building. Jocose.
lens! That night we dreamed of earthquakes, and
the day of judgment.
liCrLate accounts from Mexico inform us that
Capt. Riley, the notorious leader of the hand of de
, senors, caged the Foreign Legion, has escaped
hinging, nn some ground, and was only flogged,
while moat of those under his command were hung.
Can't account for it.
Later advicr.s account for the non-suspension of
Riley. fle proved that he deserted before the war,
,and of course could not be capitally punished. It
is a prevailing opinion, however, that he did not
;escape flogging, and that he was branded—with a
prospect of seeing all the fighting which may oc.
cur hereafter. He is to march in front of the army,
with a ball and chain to hi. legs.
The other deserters were bung.
t . Boss Azsotatascit E. EvEscrr.—We regret .to
1 4 . to leant, from late English advice'', that this gen.
lemma, United Stales Commissioner to China,died
;t. it Canton is Jane last.
A. Fccrrtys Sr. .vi CASE.—On Monday last, Tow
Hill was thrown into great commotion in come t
quenea of information lodged within its classid
precincts to the effect that spme gentlemen from
the sqnny south had succeeded in discovering and
capturing about 150 pounds of human property in
the vicinity. It appears that several slaveholders
had come on to this place with a view to search
for, and, if possible, recover some fugitive slaves ;
and in their anxious peregrinations, one of the ob.
' jects of their search was recognized. There was
our sable hero, seated behind a shock of corn, husk.
ing most lustily, and happy in his fancied security,
and a supper in prospective. Ever and anon, above
the rustling of the husks, arose the classic melody
' , Jim crack corn, I don't care,
Jim crack corn, I don't care.
For Masaa'p far away."
There he sat, cracking his corn and his jOllCS—
indulging in reminiscences of the past, cnjnying
the present, and perhaps forming plans for the
future, and each logically drawn conclusion was
"Jim crack corn, I don't cue
Fur Nlnc.a'6" -
" Here," chimed in a voice near by. The voice
proceeded from a middle aged gentleman of some.
what portly dimensions, who, to give the impromptu
the most brilliant effect possible, suited the word
with an action which left no doubt in the mind of
our cornfield harmonist that an important juncture
in the performance had arrived, which would re
quire all the talent lie possessed to carry his part
Isuccessfidly through. He accordingly commenced
a retreat, which, however, thu gentleman with the
portly dimensions soon checked, by disclosing to the
astonished gaze of the retreating , party a suspicious
looking instrument in the shape of a six barreled
reveher, the magnetic attraction of which brought
the retreating fugitive to a stand. The party of
slave catchers now started for Lancaster with their
prize, by way of the turnpike. At Mount Pleasant
they wore overtaken by a large delegation of Tow
'fillers, men and women, who had received infor
mation of what was going on, and started in pursuit,
determined on a rescue. These were armed with
guns, pistols, knives, clubs, hand-spikes, tongs,
broomsticks, and such other war ike equipments as
were at hand. The party proved too strong for the
Sonthern gentlemen, and succeeded in recapturing
the slave, and he was marched hack to Tow Hill
and there disposed of in such a manner that all
further 'trace or hint was lost, and the slave hunters
may as well put him down to the account of profit
and loss. Another slave, who was working in an
adjoining field, was fortunate enough to discover
, his hunters in time to make his escape to the woods,
which he did with as much dispatch as his powers
of locomotion would admit.
MErAstenor.v Sinewe.—The Coroner was called
yesterday to hold an inquest at the corner of
Broadway and Reade-st, upon the body of Charles
Albert Jassett de la Marie, a native of France, aged
29 years, who committed suicide yesterday by
shooting himself. From the testimony before the
Coroner, the deceased came to this City from
' France about the Ist of September. About 12
o'clock on Sunday he went to the house of a friend
in Lafayette.place, when be seemed under great
mental excitement, and asked Mr. Cando if he had
the same opinion of him that his sister had, together
with many other strange questions. Ile also said
that he I°l7o a married lady who lived in Rome,
and that he intended to kill himself. He asked for
a Catholic minister, and left the house about half
, past 4 o'clock to look for the minister. lie went
to his boarding.house in the afternoon, and retired
to his room, soon after which he came down stairs
and ordered a carriage, to go and ace shout a ves
sel in which to return to France. About 8 o'clock
in the evening the carr.iige was again ordered,
saying lie wanted to SCI. the bishop, and at half-past
9 o'clock he again ordered the carriage to take hint
to rice a priest, after which he retired. Yesterday
morning the landlord went to his room and asked
him if he would have smile breakfast, to which he
replied he would take a cup of tea, at the same
time saying that if anybody called to sec him to
tell him their names before they were showed to
his room, as also that he wished to see the priest
again. lie had a pistol in his hand with which lie
said be intended to kill himself. The landlord
succeeded in getting it away from him. Ile said
he would not disgrace his family, and would blow
his brains out. The landlord then left the room,
but was told in a few minutes after that the report
of a pistol bad been heard from the room. Ile
went to the door which he hound locked. Bursting
the door open lie found the deceased lying on the
bed, with a pistol lying by his side. Ile had fired
two loads, one ball entering the centre of the fore
head, and the other just below the region of the
Upon Lis table were found the following notes,
written in French, the first addressed to his brother
"Farewell, my good Louis, farewell, forever!
Formell, likewise, my good Agatha: I dare no
longer write to my father or mother, neither to
Henry or his wife. 1 have become a slain to my
The next, addressed to his mother, is:
.To my mother—God or the devil wishes me
to stigmatize y‘mr name. There arc two pisto shots
which I have fired, without being able to kill my.
self. Farewell, forgive mc !"
On another piece of paper was wrAten:
"Before dying, I ask pardon of those I have
rendered so urrhoppy,and particurlarly to the per.
son who brought one here."
The deceased was of a noble family, possessed
of wealth, and the only supposed cause was the
fact of his having fallen in lovo with a married lady
in Roma—N. Herald, Oct. 19.
A Tomtit Sroay.—lt is stated that a man in
Illunois, named Wilson Corey, while cutting down
a large oak, a flash of lightning came down theltree,
tore off all his clothes, made a hole in the earth five
feet deep, and buried him in it up to hts neck, so
fast as to make it impossible fir him to get ant.—
Tie wee teemed by his friends next morning. It
is added, as strange, that four panthers had been in
the tree which Mr. C was cutting down, but gave
nn intimation of their pretence, which was die.
covered only by their being found dead in the
upper branches where they had been collocated, and
were .killed by the ligthning.
Reported for the Spy and Columbian
Before ..reeittice Spear.
Isaac S. South, arrested for passing counterfeit
money, and committcil in 4efanit of bail. Same
defendant was arrested on a charge of being a com
mon gamester, several implements appertaining to
that profession being found in his possession.
John Chapman alias Charles Sheer was arrested
for assaulting Joshua Gault, a tavern keeper, in his
own house, and threatening to destroy his property.
lic was committed in default of bail. A. further
account of this desperado will be found in another
column. Jacab Noel was alsoommitted in default
of bail fur aiding told abetting the said Charles
Shaffer in his assault upon Mr. Gault, but made his
escape from the custody of the constable.
Commonwealth vs. Henry P/easants alias New.
man, arrested for the murder of Edward Stout, on
the 19th inst., and fully committed. The particu
lars of the case will be found in another column.
John Himer—nssnult and battery on the body of
James Wyant—held to bail.
Jacob Glover—obtaining goods under false pre
tences. Held to bail.
Tits. Dtvtstatctrr es• Marraft.—At the first step
we take in geological inquiry, says the Rev. Dr.
Buckland, we am struck with the immense period
!of time which the phenomena presented to our
view must have required for their production, and
the incessant changes which appear to 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
rests, would attribute an unchanging durability to
the moot evanescent of vegetable forms, while the
flower., the trees, and the forest would ascribe an
endless duration to the soil on which they grow;
arid thus uninstructed man comparing his own brief
earthly existence with the solid frame work he in
habits, deems the hills and mountains around him
coeval with the globe itself. But with the enlarge.
mont and cultivation of his mental powers, he takes
a more just, and enlightened view of the wonderful
scheme of creation, and while in his ignorance lie
imagined that the duration of the globe was to he
measured by his own brief span, and arrogantly
I deemed himself alone the object of the Almighty's
care, and that all things were created for his plea
sure and necessities, he now feels Iris dependance,
entertains more correct ideas of the mercy, wisdom,
and goodness of his Creator; and while exercising
his high privilege of being alone capable of con.
teniplating and understanding the wonders of the
natural world, lie learns the most important lessons
—to doubt the evidence of his own senses until
confirmed by patient and confirmed investigations.
The remains of organic existence, found in the I
median and other tertiaries, conduct us from the
1 colossal and imposing to the minute and microsco
pic; far beds occur entirely composed of the fossil 1
relicts of animaleulites—those infinitesimal forms
. now present in our lakes, rivers, and streams, in.
visible to the unassisted sight, whose perfect organ.
ization places them among the wonders of the erca•
tion. They were formerly supposed to be little more
than mere particlea of matter endowed with vitality ;
but Ehrenburg has discovered in them an apparatus
of muscles, intestines, teeth, different kinds of glands,
eyes, nerves and organs of reproduction. Yet some
of the smallest cre not more than the 24,000 th of
an inch in diameter, the thickness of the skin of
their stomachs are not more than the 50,000,000 th
part of an inch a single drop of water having
been estimated actually to contain .50,000,000
individuals. Not less astonishing is their power of
multiplication, an individual of one species increas•
ing in ten days to 1,000,000, on the eleventh day
to .1,000,000 and on the twelfth day to 16,000,000 :
while, of another kind, Ehrenberg, states that one
individual is capable of becoming, in four days
170,000,000,000 ! To this distinguished naturalist
we arc indebted for the developement of the fact
; that ages ago our world wan rife with these minute
i organisms, belonging to a great number of species,
whose mineralized skeletons actually constitute
nearly the whole mass of the same tertiary soils
land rocks several feet in thickness, and extending
i over areas of many acres. Such is the Polirsehirf
er, or polishing slate of Ellin in Bohemia, which
(occupies a surface of extent, probably the site of
lan ancient lake, and forms slaty strata of fourteen
j feet in thickness, almost wholly composed of the
silicified shields of animalcules. The size of a
single one, forming the polishing slate, "amounts
upon an average, and in the greatest part, to one
, two-hundred-and-eighty-eight of a line, which equal
' one-sixth of the thickness of a human hair, reek
, oning its average size at one-forty-eighth of a One.
I The globule of the human bleed, considered at
one-three hundredth is not much smaller. The
blood globnles of a frog are twice as large as one
l of these animalcules. As the Polirscheifer of Belin
is slaty, bust without cavities, these animalcules lie
closely compressed. In round numbers, about 23,-
000,000 would make up a cubic line, and would, in
i fact, be contained in it. There arc 1728 cubic
1 lines in a cubic inch; and therefore a cubic inch
1 ' would contain, on an average, about 51,000,000,000
of these animals. On weighing a cubic inch of this
mass, I found it to be 220 grains. Of the 41,000,-
000,000 of animals 178,000,000 go to a grain; or
the silicious shield of each animalcule weighs about
one.luendred-and-cighty.seven.millionth part of a
grain." Such is the statement of Ehrenberg, which
naturally suggests to the reflection of the French
philosopher, that if the Almighty is great in great
things, he is still more so in those which arc min
ute; and furnishes additional data for the well
Iknown moral argument of the theologian, derived
from a comparison of the telescope and microscope:
The one led me to a system in every star; the
other leads me to see a world in every atom. The
ono taught me that :his almighty globe, with the
whole burden of its people and of its countries, is
but a grain of sand on the high field of immensity.
The other teaches me, that every grain of sand
may harbor within it the tribes and families of a
busy population. The one told me of the insignifi.
canes of the world I tread upon. The other re.
deems it from all insignificance.
What is the most appropriate name for a female
chemist? Ann Eliza (analyzer.)
GEN. SCOTT'S SPEECH TO MB
and Exciting Scene.—A. letter froth in officer of
the army, published in the New York Journal of
Commerce, after referring to the desperate battle of
Churtsbusco, which finally routed the enemy, gives
this thrilling scene : "When It was over, ttse Gen
eral-in-Chief (Scott) rode in among the troops. It
wonld have done your heart good to hear the shout
with which they made the welkin ring. Several
old soldiers seized the General's hand, wills ex.
pressions of enthusiastic delight. Suddenly, at a
motion from his hand, silence ensued, when, in the
fulness of his heart he poured forth - a few most
eloquent and patriotic words, in commendation of
their gallant conduct. When he ceased, there
arose another shout, that might have been heard in
the grand plaza of Mrxico. During this thrilling
scene, I looked up to a balcony of the church that
I had been so bravely defended. It was filled by
Mexican prisoners. Among them, Gen. RiEICOI7,
venerable old soldier, was leaning coward, his
countenance glowing, and his eyes sparkling with
every manifestation of delight. I verily believe that
the old venteran, with the spirit of a true soldier,
upon beholding a victorious general so greeted by
the brave men he had just led to victory, forgot, fur
the moment, his own position—that he was defeat-
I ed and a prisoner—and saw and thought only of the
enthusiasm by which he was stirrounded."-
THE ROSSE TE.LESCOPE.—The capacity of this
instrument is wonderful. Such is its power that if
a star of the first magnitude were removed to such
a distance that its light would be three millions of
years in reaching IV, this telescope, would neverthe
less, show it to the human eye. Is it to be wondered
at, then, that with such an instrument grand
discoveries should be made 7 It has been pointed
to the heavens, and although In 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 won
derful objects which have been subject to its scrutiny
is the nebula in the constellation Orion. I have
had an opportunity to examine it. It is one of the
most curious objects in the heavens. It is not
round, and it throws off vat ious From the
time of Herschel( it has been subjected to the
examination of the most curious instruments, but
l it grew more and more mysterious and diverse in
,its character. When Lord Ilusse's great telescope
was directed to its examination, it for a bug time
resisted its power. Ile found it required patient
examination—night after night, and month after
month. At length u pure atmosphere gave him
the resolution of its constitution; and the stars of
which it is composed burst upon the sight of man
for the first time.—Mechanics Magazinc.
A correspondent of the Boston Journal mentions
the arrival at that port of a man whose strange case
is thug discribed:
"This afternoon I saw one of the most pitiful
objects that ever lived—a man breathing through
an apeture in his wind.pipe, about mid way from
the sternum to the chin. This aperture was made
by a musket ball in Mexico, in one of the late bat
tles. He 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 could make himself understood, as he could
neither read or write. He could hear distinctly and
I make signs to convey his meaning, which with
great difficulty were intelligible. He tried hard to
speak so as to be heard, but the volume of breath
neccessary to liarm a word or sentence, passed out
of the wind pipe at the apeture, before reaching
the throat, and prevented articulation. This aper
ture had healed, and a silver tube was inserted to
assist respiration, which was performed with great
difficulty. This tube was attached to his neck by
a string. lie had also been wounded in one of his
Ilis name is supposed to be Scammon, and it is
l i believed he was originally from Saco, Me.
BRUTAL Fictrr.—Two bullies, known as Awful
Gardner and Alex. 3leFee, attended by their friends,
went yesterday morning to Spuyten Duyvel Creek,
about 5.1.5 miles from the City, for the purpose of a
prize right. 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 G 9 minutes; 33 rounds were gone
through with, when the Yankee Sullivan, who was
present as the friend of Mel Fee, withdrew his man
from 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 several severe
injuries about the neck. One blow in particular
behind the ear, not only felled him, but WWI followed
by a copious discharge of blood from the throat,
that for a moment choked him severely ; probably
lie can never recover from the wounds ho received.
Tlm sum of money at stake was 9300.—N. Y.
CURIOUS CASES OF MAD:SEM—The Boston Trans
cript says that several instances of alienation of
mind produced by reading the details of the Praslin
murder, are mentioned in the French papers. Ono
young lady, recently married, holds the husband of
her choice in such dread, that she barricades her.
self in in her chamber by night, awl repels all his
advances by day as so many attempts at assassina.
lion; and their honey moon is not yet ended. A
workman at St. Etienne was suddenly stricken
with madness after reading the horrible accounts
of Praslin tragedy. Placing himself before a mir
ror with a pistol, he shot at the reflection of his
person, exclaiming, " I'm going to kill myself."
Then at the report of the pistol, and covered with
fragments of glass, he fell to the floor, crying " Pm
dead." He has ever since been under the delusion
that ho is in the land of spirits; and when food is
offered him he repels it, trith the remark, " the
dead do net cat."
STAND IN AMONGST THE PING."—A peal story is
told of a Yankee who went for the first time to a
bowling alley, and kept firing away at the pins to
the imminent peril of the boy, who so far from
having any thing to do in "setting up" the pins,
was actively at work in an endeavor to avoid the
ball of the player, which was rattled on all sides
of the pins, without touching them. At length the
fellow seeing the predicament the boy was in, yel.
lcd out as he let drive another ball, "Stand in
among the pins, boy, if you don't want to get hurt."
gaVrtiv. Shunk has "appointed the 25th or Na.
vanilla: next, as a day or general tkanksgiiing and
prayer In Pennsylvania.'
A Srov ran Newto.--The Releigh Standard, of
the I.9th inst., published in North Carolina;las the
folluwing: On Saturdaildif we were invited, 6:y
Mr. Northam, of Johnston county, to examine, at
Lawerence'a Hotel, a negro boy he , had in charge
—rind a very strange looking boy he is. He is as
black as the negro generally is, and has rings
around his arms and legs, the skin upon his breast
and 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
his head being as white and as soft as iamb's wool.
The white is remarkably clear, and contrasts sin
gularly with the black skin, which covers the other
parts of his body. The boy is three years old, was
born in Johnston county in this State, and seems
to be smart for one of his age.
INVIOLABILITY or Coxressimvs.—Some time ago a
Mr. Rotten, in Baltimore, was robbed of sundry
valuable 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. Rotten by Rev. Mr.
Hickey, 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 wag no evidence to
convict him, and Rev. Mr. Hickey was called to
the stand. He refused to testify, the facts having
come to his knowledge under the soul of
confession. His right to refuse was admitted by
the court, and Mr. Greacen was acquitted. Bei
! dence 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 ESCAPE: TURILIANGLY
Last week while one of the workmen was engaged
in cleaning the ball on the State Douse steeple, the
scaffolding on which he stood gave way. The
crowd on Chestnut street who were watching the
whole operation were speechless. Down—down he
came—but just midway, with great presence of
mind ha pulled out his knife and stuck it in one of
the pillars of the belfry with sufficient force to
sustain hinn,cif by it, until he was rescued from
' his perilous situation.
Barnum has written for the case knife, which is
made of a very tough piece of India rubber.—City
AN INDIAN, who was overtaken by a tremendous
storm, some distance from land, in his canoe, thus
invoked the Great Spirit—" 0, goody Gody, jiat let
poor Injun get un shore agin, and he never ax no
~ . ..ov.d. ' ""'''''— '
In a very old copy of a work now extant is the
following quaint passage—" Question flow to
raise a devele?" Answer—Contradict your wytre!"
A CER.TAIN physician says that young ladies may
try all antedates in the world for depressed spirits,
but till they have recourse to a small dose of Ims•
band, they need not hope fur any lung continued
“Futher wants you to send him twn yards rf
black broadcloth—he don't care what color it is
and when he kills his pig last week, he'll pay ynu
what you nwe him.”
A son of Erin gave the following toast:—"Here's
wishing ye may never die, nor nobody kill ye, until
ye knock yer own brains out against the silver
knocker of yer own door."
A Yankee Capt;in once sung ont, in a squall, to
a raw band, newly shipped on board his craft—
" Let go that jib there! let go that jib 7' " I ain't
a tonehin' on't," replied the green one.
EPIGRAM on the marriage of Mary Ann Angling,
to Mr. Abraham Roach, of Upper Cannoit :
Ann Angling for a husband took
A nil nor Ito It upon her hook,
With such magnetic virtue fr aught
That she the first that nibbled caught
ADO.:s her lover to arinrnaeli
She limited Ida up and found A. Roach.
A MTDICINE CHEST FOR 25 entrvs.—Writtlit'n Indian
Vegetable Pills not only suit all cnntplaints, and all ages,
hut may he taken at times, and under all circumstances,
with perfect safely. They are natural to the human
cnnsi Italian an fond; and while they cannot nonentity in
jure even the most delicate. there in not a malady in the
whole catalogue of human ilk, but will y kid to their
Wright's Indian Vegetable Phis also thoroughly cleanse
the stomach and bowels from all bilious and putrid till
morn, aod purify the blood; and are, then fore, not only
it certain cure for cholera morbue, dysentery, and other
disorders of the leitestines, but are certain to drive pain
or distress of every description from the body. Conse
quently, as they are a ante protection anal nst every mat.
ady, n single 25 cent box of said pills is In itself a complete
nieJ Wine chest.
Beware of Counterfeits! The only originnl and genu
ine Indian Vegetable Pills have the signature of William
Wright written with a pen on the my label of each hoz.
Xont other is renumue. and to counterfeit this is Forgery.
—Tito genuine for sale toy FRY & SPANGLER, who
are the only authorized Agent. for Columbia. Alan, by
byagents advertised in another column.
Principal Office. 160 Race Street. Philadelphia
Me Ladies' Faith in Radway's Chinese :Medicsled
know my face is sadly spreckled
With pimples, tan, sun burn, and freckles,
Erysipelas, scamy and salt rheum
Upon my cuticle assume
To reign with full authority.
These blemishes I soon will cure
And make my skin both fair and pure.
By a soap of superior quality.
The snap I've spoken of, as here stated.
is Radway's Chinese Medicated.
roe toilet purposes 'lll said
To be better than any other made ;
SO now my friends i will buy
A cake of Radway's soap and try."
The lady fair she spoke the truth
She found the soap the friend of youth,
And beauty once more took Its place
And shone with faith upon her face.
She ever after held her hope
In Radway's Medicated Soap.
Its wonderful effects In speedily removing tan, sun
burn, pimples, blotches, pustules, bites of musrpitnes,
tester, Ace, , softening, purifying and cleansing the skin
from all impurities, and adding beauty to the complexion
of all who nee it„ places it beyond the reach of rivalry.
It. is cheaper and warranted better than any other toilet
or medicated soap ever offered to the public.
Sold for 121 small, and 25 cents for large rakes. by
Zahm & Jaelcona. George. A. Hiller, and John F. Long,
Lancaster; Ben & eon, Ilarrlshurg: Norris & (u. York
R, Williams, Columbia. J. dr. MG RADWAY.
N 0,2 Counland street, N. Y;
Oa the kith inst. t in the Borough of Wrightsville. in the
county off:York, by the Rev. R. Owen, Dr. BARTON e.
LLOTD. to , J4les SARAH A. KAUFTELT. daughter of Mr.
John Kauflolt. all ofsaid Borough.
On thelit instant, by the Rev. William Sarns, Mr.
SAMUEL STAILVDADCII, of Reading, to Miss ELIZAIIPTIO
J. EDDY, of this place.
On the 19th inst., by the same, Mr. Josesit MIMS, to
Miss EAUOLISE GROVE, both of this place.
In Lew Istown, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. S. P.
Lilley, Mr. JAS. A. LIt.LCY, to Miin RUTH ItIVORI, of
Oo the Sand toot , by R. Spear, Esq.. Mr;Jotts %%L
-ooms to Mtn MARY Janie florcoatcss, both of Dauphen
LIST OF BOOKS
Recently received and for sale at the
COLUMBIA. BOOK STORE,
Locust Street, opposite the Post Office
Home and Tray. Library Ladles' Work Box
Lover's stories of Ireland
Lover's Songs and Ballads
intis's Book Keeping
Washington and bia Geri.
Way to Live Well
Health made Easy
Ladies' Work 'Mir Bonk
HoHick's Origin of Life
Nurse's Rhyme Bout.
Chamber:: Inf. for I'cnpb•
Rose of Wissahlkon
Green on Gambling
Portrait. of Gen. Taylor
Works of 111164 Landon
Horse keeper's Guide
Lost days of Pompeii
Miss Pickerleg's Novels
Literary Ladies of England
Mabel, the Actress
Philosophy of Evil
Life of Gen. Taylor
Mexico and her' Military
Life of CCU. Lafayette
Taylor and ins Generals
Conquest of Santa Fe
Ladles' self Instructor
Winter Gift for Ladles
bootie all of which will
And a variety of other
Le sold at the lowest rate
OFFER to sell at private sale, all that certain
I THREE STORY BRICK HOUSE and lot of
ground thereto belonging, situate on Front
between Locust and Walnut street, in the borough
of Columbia, now occupied by Mr. E. Raub.
If the above property is not sold before the firnl.
day of December next, it will be for rent.
Columbia, Oct. 23, 1817-30.
MORE NEW GOODS.
CALL and see the splendid assortment ol Nev,
Goods. just received by
oci23'47•tt J D. & L WRIGHT.
SHAWLS! SHAWLS !!
A splendid assortment of the .latest styles just
received and fur sale CHEAP at
vet:23'47-d J D. & J. WRIGHT._
MUFFS! MUFFS!! MUFFS!!!
A sptend%d assortment jam received and for gale
VERY CHEAP at
J. D. & J. tV RIG 1 - 1 'I
NEW YORK CHEAP STORE,
Front Sired, Columbia, Pcnn'a.
rpm.: subscriber is now selling off at COST his
I_ entire stock of new and well selected Dry
Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes soil
ready made Clothing, without reserve.
Strangers and citizens will save 20 per cent.. liv
ceiling at the New yolk Cheap Store, before
making their purchases elsewhere, as the
Great Reduction of Prices
will induce every person wishing Cheap Goods, to
nut' without further trouble.
Such as Coffee, sugar, Ala lasses, Teuu. Fu.h, or
Ready Made Clothing,
Such as Coats, Pants, Vests, shirts, Drawers,
Collars, Bosoms. Suspenders, etc. all of whiels
will be sold cheaper than at.any other store in Co
lumbia, to close the concern.
BOOTS, SHOES AND SLIP PERS,
Selling at about half price; coarse heavy Boul9 for
wittier, fine calfskin do. ; also, Brogans of all .a_
nonce and sizes, selling off cheap.
HATS AND CAPS,
For men and boys; fine Beaverieen, Nu, l ia and
Angola Hats, all sizes; Fur, Cloth, Seal, Gingham.
Glazed and Silk glazed Caps of all sizes ; also. Bop.'
Fancy Trimmed Caps. All of which will be closed
at prices to suit purchasers. as the subscriber is
anxious to wind up his business in this place.
Country produce taken in exchange at. minket
prices. ELIAS It Alll3.
Columbia. October 23, 1847.
ONEY fur sale, at Young & Caasell'a. „No
50, Front street, Columbia. Oct.23—tt
100 Sacka aground alum Salt. Just received
atYoung & Cassell's. No. 50, Front at ,
C_IILKS, Shawls, Cashmeres, De!aloes, Merinoes,
0 Alpacas, Clot he, Cassi mares, Satins, Gingha
and a variety of all other kinds of goods which
will be sold low for cash, at Young & Cassell's,
No. 50. Front street, Columbia. Oct23—ff
TAKEN up, on the Su*quehantiu, opposute
rietta, by the subvembers, on the 9th inst
part of two Plafforms of Boards, which the owner
can have by proving property and paving chargei.
Marietta. Om. 23, ISI7-3t•
T i IVE Dollars Reward. Lost or stolen, on the
15th Mat- a brindle colored bull Dog, low API
and bushy tail, white on one side of the face, wi h
a small piece bit out of the lower lid of the malt
eye, answers 'o the name of Hull. The above re•
ward will be paid on the delivery of the doe, or
thief, to the nu nets. YOUNG & CASSELL.
Columbia, Oct. 23, 1847-if
RICII TERKERRI 5114 W Is.
TEST opened 50 of the most superb Torkerri
She wls, direct from N. York, at various prices,
at least 50 per cent lower than the sonic quality
and styles has ever been sold in this city. At the
10 doors North of the Post Office N. Queen at. •
Lancaster, Oct. 0, 1847—tf.
TUST opened all the desirable shades of thoso
tj splendid THIBET CLOTHS ao much in de.
mend at present for clunks and dresses—warranted
from the celebrated factory of Lupcns & Co. At
the BEE HIVE,
Lancaster, Oct.23—tf North Queen street.
"THE CRY ISSTILLTIIEY COME."
TUST received 60 pieces of those splendid French
r and English Plaids so much worn fur Ledie=
Fall and Winter Dresses. At the Bee Hive, North
Queen street. CHAS. E.IVENTZ & BRO.
Lancaster, Oct. 23, 1847—1 f
A NOTIIER large supply of choice Dry Goode
for Fall and Winter. At the Bee Hive, North
Queen street. CHAS. E. WENTZ & BRO.
Lancaster, Oct. 22, 1847—tf
A.UCTION GOODS, AUCTION GOODS.
T HE subscribers have just received a very cx. tensive assortment of seasonable Goods, prin.
cipally purchased at Auction, at much below the
regular prices, which arc oS'ered at a small advance
on cast, and on favorable terms.
PETER HALDEMAN & Co.
Wanted, one or two experienced Salesmen.
Columbia, Oct. 23—tf
P. H. & Co