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THE SPY COLUMBIAN.
SATURDAY - MORNING, Feb. 5, IS4S.
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Tae COLUMBI s Macau:se fur February has been
received. It is one of the best numbers we have
seen lately. One of the engravings is a large and
truly splendid portrait of the great poet, William
Wordsworth, whielsol itself is worth more than the
price of the book. Wordsworth is now nearly
eighty years of age, and report says he has notyet
entirely abandoned his vocation, but occasionally
strings together a few pearls, in remembrance of
days gone by. The contributions aro from the
highest literary sources. Subscribers by paying
4 .43 in advance, will receive, in addition, a. full
length portrait of Washington.
New Yong Minaon.—We cannot bdieve
that Me. Fuller, after securing notices of the im_
provements and attractions of his paper, could stoop
"tu the small business operation of striking off his
' , exchanges ; but it is certain that we have not
received the Mirror for some time. We shonld be
glad to know the reason, and when we do know it,
shall " govern ourselves accordingly."
THE HOME JOURNAL.—This paper, which makes
a printer's mouth water, just to look at it, comes
regularly to our table—a feast of good things.
Morris & IVillis may certainly be considered the
intellectual Kitchen Cabinet of the literary world.
Lunch, consibting of every variety of foreign and
domestic viands, served regularly every Saturday at
Ec?.,110 per annum.
JOll VSTON ' S DAGCERREOTYPE ROO , t S.—We are gla d
to see that the people appreciate the elegant and of
course perfectly correct likenesses produced by our
eloquent friend," the gentleman from Texas."
Those who have not availed themselves of this
opportunity, will find it to their advantage,(provided
ahvays that they arc at least moderately good look
ing,) to procure a miniature, fora Valentine.
We would bc willing to be a daguerrotypo our
selves, to receive half the kisses we have seen
showered upon one of these silent but speaking
pictures. Rooms in Iferr's Halal
Du SOLLE Muterem—Col. Du Solle has been
beaten in a libel suit, and stuck for $l,OOO, fur
soinething which appeared in the Spirit of the
Time., during the Col's. absence.
"Plcezlic tell me, Mr. Shoodge, izb that shustice?"
" Don't know about that, but it is certainly the
Liw of libel."
AN ODD WONIAN.—in Westmoreland, according
to the last census, there arc 23, 234 males, and 2S,
235 females.—Sot. Courier.
We commend this fact to the attention of our
friend "F, X."
DA UK " GREIIN" Tit AN.; %CTION.---WllO arc they
that meet in the vacant chamber adjoining our
office ; and du they know of the anti-gambling
Hon. John Davis, of Mass. did not die at Wash
ingtun last week.
TH sr POLISH DVST.—We noticed some few weeks
sines ho, ing, received a letter from a chap away up
in the northern part of Pennsylvania, saying that
he had forwarded to our firm a half barrel of the
real " Poland Polish Dust." We expressed some
ruspieion about the fellow, at the time, thinking his
letter was all a hoax, which he wished to play off
oil the good natured editors of the Spy. But sure
enough, true to the letter, the other day a carter
hacked his cart to the door of our office, and rolled
therefrom the veritable half barrel which our kind
and generous correspondent had told us about.—
Now, we have heard of ghost stories, when we
were little, which frightened us considerably, and
we have heard, too, that once upon a time, one
friend wished to give another a blowing up (we
don't know whether lie was an editor or not) and
accordingly, sent him a keg, which the receiver no
doubt thought contained something eatable, but
which was in fact a keg of powder and so arranged
that when the head should be removed, explosion
would take place. Now this was certainly one of
the limit efectual means we !WIC ever heard of to
give u pour fellow a real sky high blowing np, and
consequently, ghost stories and powder kegs, have
made us savimicious concerning our present. Yet
we know that if that half barrel contains dust;
dust of the character of the " Tripoli"—and the
writer says it is far superior—then it is worth lots
of money ; lots of money for an editor! Our stars!
what a temptation logo right into it. But then the
fear that it might be powder makes us regard the
as dangerous, and so between the risk
of losing our life, and the prospect of converting
the precious dust into gold, we are in a fix. We
wouldn't care to go to Mexico and run the risk of
bung shot through with one of those cursed Mexi
can copper balls, or be laid in the dust as a victim
of the diseases of that country ; but we would be
sorry, and we know that our thousands of readers
would be sorry to Ica ;hat on overcoming our
misgivings, and in a( opting tc open the barrel,
in which we expected to find the valuable gift of
our friend, the celebrated "Polish Polii h Dust,"
we hail been blown, soul, body, intellectual, and
editorial qualifications, with the ceiling and roof of
our devoted (Ace, away up into mid heaven. No!
no! this would be cruel; and our loss would tie a
great m.blic calamity. We wish the old barrel was
nit of our office; the mere mention of barrel
iii.thes us afraid, for we remember we were within
an dee of being killed once by an old musket bar
rel, nliteli exploded with an old revolutionary load,
Jii,t by putting the breech in the fire. ' Oh, for
some isrw•er by which we could enforce the com
mand : " Dust thou art and untodust thou shalt re
turn," how soon would we apply it to the contents
of this barrel, and relieve ourselves of these tor
menting fears. There appears to be a sacredness'
about the barrel, fur we are never inclined to go
mar it, and never shall until we arc rattly convinced
it contains nothing but dust. We are suspicious,
th it's a fart.
Monument to Lieut. Cochran.
The blocks forming portions of the monument
to be erected by the citizens of Columbia to the
memory of Lieut. Cochran, have arrived and have
been conveyed to the ground whereon they are to
be erected. The committee have employed men
who are busily engaged in making preparations
for its erection, and in a few days all may have the
pleasure of seein g its parts connected and standing
as a beautiful whole. The spot selected, we think
most appropriate, being nearly in the centre of the
burial ground, and from its elevated position com
mands a fine view of the surrounding country and
the beautiful Susquehanna. The monument itself is
composed of four pieces. The first of these is a base
4 feet 6 inches square, and 21 inches high, which is
champered or bevelled from about 2 inches down the
side to a square of three feet on the top, un which
rests a plinth 3 test square and 3 feet 9 inches high.
This is finished by a reversed scotia, and a small
bevel to a square of 2 feet, on this square rests the
obelisk, whose height is 14 feet, with a base of 2
feet, diminished to 1 foot at the top, which is sur
mounted by a cap 20 inches high, the four sides
being bevelled to a point, making the whole height
of the monument, from its base to its apex, 23 feet
2 inches. On one of the sides of the obelisk is re
presented a short, straight broadsword, the hilt
of which is surrounded by a wreath of Laurel, and
on each of the four sides of the plinth, is a raised
escutcheon, on which arc chissellcd the following
In memory of
Lieutenant Richard E. Cochran,
of the 4th Regiment,
United States Infantry,
who fell at the held of his
in the hour of victory,
at the battle of
Resaca do la Palma,
May 9th, A.D., 15.16.
In honor o
His virtues and his p.triotism,
his fellow citizens have erected
Born Nov. 16, A. D., 1818.
Died, May 9th, 18-16.
The fourth side lying next the ground, we could
not read its inscription. We think the design,
which we presume originated with the committee,
is a good one, conveying, in its plain simplicity
those feelings which prompted the citizens in their
praise worthy object, of erecting to the memory of
one who grew up in their midst, and who suffered
a soldier's death on the field of battle in the service
of his country, this tribute of grateful respect.
In looking over an old file of papers, we stumbled
on the following account of the celebration of the
4th of July, by a gentleman who "kept company
with nobody but himself." It is a good.natured hit
at the bombast of sonic of the reporters of doings
at public festivals, and, no doubt will prove as good
as new.—Ed. 13alto.linterprize.
At about three o'clock, 1 served up a rich re
past consisting of a portion of a cold leg of mutton,
two slices of bread and butter, six leeks with the
accompanying salt, &c.. I acting as President and
vice president. ‘ l ..lien the cloth was removed, 1
uncorked a bottle of bid inuirLat reserving one of
chainpaign for the winding, up; after several patri.
otic songs by nlysolf, in which t I,titlect in the
chorus, the following regular toasts were pledged
in bumpers; they arc presented to you on account
of their singularity.
let. Tire day SO gloriously celebrated.—Supe
rior to Day & Martin's blucking,or the Dry of Al
giers—To-morrow's Sunday, so let us "cat drink
and be merry."—Tunc—' Slowly wears the day,
2d. The Man in the Moon.—Wonder bow long
he intends staying there'( The hypocritical wretch
Etas shown so many places that one is mild think
tan a lunalic.—Tune—Rise, gentle moon.
3d. The Memory of Sam Patch.—The last of
the !capers, who rose to fame all the while he
was going down.—Tune—The deep, deep sea.
4th. The Journal of an Actress. A few truths
shaken up in a budget of falsehoods—the " finis"
the best part. —Tune—Fanny dearest.
sth. English Writers on America.—Fools, as
vain of their own stupidity as they are blind to the
merits of American Institutions.—Tune—" Tim
Roast Beef of old Englaiid."
Glll. Our Creditors. A thrifty set of people who
live on promises and die dunning and undone.—
ith. 3latrimony.—A hook baited by little Cupid
with ambrosia and gold, and thrown into the sea of
life to catch gudgeons with.—Time—llopc told a
Bth. A Woman's Tongue.—The last evil that
came out of the Pandora box—a lever with the ful
crum in the middle.—Tune—Bid me discourse.
9th. Banking Institutions. Lancets placed in
the bands of the rich for the purpose of bleeding
the poor.—Tune—Ye banks and brays.
10. Party. The proboscis of a politician, used
for the purpose of smelling out a fat ollice.—Tune
11. The " lingo." An exclusive genus of the
lizard tribe, who flourish by the wing of a goose,
and backed by the "devil."—Tune—The " devil
12. The scoop shovel. The pride of Baltimore,
an ingenious machine, under the patronage of the
authorities, used for the purpose of displaying
artificial water works and bumbling the pride ofthe
lashionable.—'Tune—"Meeting of the Waters."
13. The Ladies. A beautiful specimen of the
liandy.work of nature—like candied pyramids at
a feast, to be looked at but not touched.—Tune—
Ply away pretty moth."
The foregoing toasts were received with enthusi
astic applause by 1 and myself: The following are
some of the Volunteer masts.
By myself. The orator of the day. The thun
der of his voice shamed the mighty cannery of the
clouds, arid the power of his eloquence drew the
; corks from the bottles.
Hereupon I arose, and in a feeling and appropri.
etc manner addressed the multitude in a spirit-stir
, ring ?peceli as long as a rope yarn; at the conc h .-
of which be offered the following sentiment.
Myself—A gentleman of taste and refinement,
he will one or these days set Che.apcake Bay o n
fire with the splendor of his talents.
3lyself modest!y replied to the compliment in a
chaste and racy speech of about two hours length,
in which he remarked largely on the importance of
a general system of education, touched on the doe.
trines of phrenology, the utility of rail-roads, the
probability of intercourse With the ninon, Muck's
pdnacea, Webster's dictionary, an improved method
of conking eat folt,snd the deleterious effects of
crude vs goables at this season of the year. When
tic had concluded his speech he found that I was
under the table, and he thought it but right that he
should follow suit.
An ingenious mechanic of Paris has invented a
wooden arm, which is said to beat the natural limb
itself. Of course those who have 4)4 a side wing
will be all up in arms.—Spirit of the , Times,
.ectters from Mexico.
The following extracts from a letter written by
an officer of the Voltigeur Regiment, will be read
with interest, especially by our readers in Columbia,
as information is given respecting many of the
volunteers from this place, as well as of other mat
ters of general interest.
Quarters of the Voltigeur Regiment, Col.
legio de Minerva, City of Mexico, Nov. 23, '47.
Understanding within the last few hours that
Gen. Twiggs., with an escort of Dragoons and the
4th Regiment of Artillery, to relieve the Ist Regi
ment of Infantry, now stationed at Vera Cruz, will
leave here on or about the S...ith instant, I again
embrace the opportunity of communicating with
you by letter. Gen. Twiggs, I understand, goes to
Vera. Cruz, to take charge, as military and civil
Governor, of the affairs of that State and Depart
Since I wrote to you last we have had a mail
from the States. I received five letters,—it was
only a letter mail,—by this arrival—four from you
and one from Thomas—making in all eight that I
have received since leaving home in March last.—
Two of them I shonld have received on the Rio
Grande, and the others, with one exception, at Pu
ebla, besides innumerable others which you say you
have written. I am utterly surprised that not one
of the letters, which yoti remark John has written,
have ever reached me, except a single one which I
received from him at Pittsburg, long ago, and
which I answered. Truly, we ought to be thank.
ful when we receive any. Your last is dated the
20th of July, wherein you begin to express a sort
of fear for me, as you had not heard from me at
that time, since our scuffle at the National Bridge.
And now for the men who came out with me
from Columbia: James J. Woodrow, whom you
write particularly about, was sent from the Palo
Alto encampment to the Matamoros hospital, but
as his disease was not very serious, I am in hopes
that he has recovered. Ito must be doing duty at
that place, as it must be almost impossible for them
to send single individuals to join companies in
Scott's column from Matamoros. Woodrow was a
good soldier, tell his mother, and I have often re
gretted that lie could not come with us. Joseph
Allison is not dead, but is as big as ever, as good a
soldier as ever, and Commissary Sergeant of the
Regiment. He says that lie has written many
letters to his friends at home; but,—like myself—
as nobody writes or sends papers to him, he does I
not see that lie is obliged to keep up a one-sided
correspondence, especially as it is so very difficult
to get letters from us home, and hard to procure
materials, or time to write. You do not think, at
home, that on a campaign such as this terribly tr 3 -
ing one, that we have other "fish to fry," and plenty
of fish of that sort too. Andrew Hays, as good a
young soldier, tell Frank Ilsys, his father, and I
Henry Hays, his brother, as ever shouldered a rifle,
is here and well. So is Jonas Steinliciser, from
Strasburg, Lancaster county. John Gillen was
left sick at Puebla, and I have not heard from him.
Stewart Elliott is very well, of course. Joseph
S. Derffinger was wounded ro. Rey,,, hut
has got quite well,and is a good soltlie% too. Jacob)
S. Denlinger was left sick at Vera Cruz—so was
Peter McCardle. (Prudy,) and John Kull and Peter
Seibert. Stout and Duck went down with Col.
Harney's train as part of the escort, and will return
to this city perhaps. Hall, from Strasburg, also
went down with the escort. John L. Hass, and
Isaac Korb, from the neighborhood of Paradise,
are here and well. Samuel Waite, of Capt.
Biddle's (F.) Company, has always been well, and
is a pretty fair sort of a soldier. Tell old Joe, of
Marietta, John Barr, and others, including Sheriff
Waite of our town, of his welfare. There, I believe
you have the history of all those whom you will be
I perceive by articles in the Sear that Horace
Huldeman's company is at last coming up, and that
Henry M. Black is also on the road. I shall be
very glad to meet them again, and if poor Frank
Mahaffey could only be with them, we would do
quite will here. 4 "
Patrick Morris we left very sick at Puebla, but
is well now, I bear. Jacob Suydam is here and
quite well. They belong to the Howitzer Battery,
which now forms part of our Regiment. John
Murphy, I have not seen lately, but presume be is
in a nourishing stale. Be belongs to one of the
Artillery Regiments. "
There are many pretty women in this country,
have at length discovered. They are, however,
among the aristocracy and foreigners, as a general
rule. The vast mass of the people arc in a state of
the lowest ignorance, and are more degraded than
you can imagine—these are the leperos. There
are all shades of color in this land—from the fair
haired Castillian, with a beautiful complexion, to
the black haired, black shined African or Egyptian.
Every shade and variety of complexion—every
shade and variety of intelligence. The principal
beauty of the pretty women—the majority of them
I mean—is in their large, mournful, melting, dark
eyes—in their beautiful raven hair—in their pearly
teeth, small hands and feet. lint their complexion—
God help me l—they are not as fair as our mu.
hail:ice—except where the old Castillian blood pre
dominates, as I have stated above.
You state in your letters that the thermometer
has been as high as 98 and 100 in the shade et
home. I have experienced that with you mysolPin
Columbia in years gone by. Since leaving the
terra callientha and entering the terra templada
have felt nothing like that, and I do not think it
was that hot even at Vera Cruz; (it was at Palo
Alta.) Since leaving Jalapa I have been in a most.
delightful climate, except that our march across
the prairie from Perote to Puebla, about the •tth of
July, was pretty warm work. Here in this rich
basin, while you are freezing at home in November
weather, it is like our Indian stammer, and green
peas, beans, new potatoes, cabbage, cauliflowers,
etc., are daily on our table. We have strawberries,
peaches, apples, oranges, fresh figs, and all other
fruit, the products of the temperate or torrid zones,
with the exception of plums, which do not seem to
he cultivated here. We have game in abundance—
wild ducks from the lakes, with snipe as fat as
butter, and venison from °Fixate. We have splen
did beef and fine pork, geese, turkeys, chickens,
&c., in abundance, but very high in price—plenty
of butter, too, which the creatures will not learn to
salt,—we having to do that to suit ourselves—and,
altogether, if we do not live now to pay up for
privations in the good line, I wouldn't say so.—
From old Popocatepetl we get the finest, cleanest
sort of ice, and luxuriate on delicious icc-cream,
mint juleps, sherry-cobblers, &c , when the eternal,
never-ending, never-ceasing guard and drill duty
permits. So you, who sweltered up north during
the heats of summer, had better come to the torrid
zone to cool yourselves off! The only difficulty
here is, that being so high up in the world, we are
occasionally at n loss for a whole mouthful of air,
it being too thin to afford a person such a luxury.
The train has not gone yet, but will go to-mor
row, I presume. Lieut. Haldeman arrived here
this morning in Gcn. Patterson's train. They
brought us some newspapers, and I got one letter
from Thomas, dated Sept. 6, and I have the scent
of another which has strayed into the Pennsylva
nia Volunteer quarters,and is in possession of Lieut.
Col. Brindle of that Regiment. I got about OM ty
papers, but none for the months of May, June, July,
and part of August. They have gone to the bow.
wows, along with my letters I suppose. I have
quite a number of York Republicans in this batch,
three Columbia Spys, two or three Lancaster
papers, (but none of Carber's,) and two or three
National Intelligencers, for all of which I am ob
liged to my friends. v
I do not know whether Lieut. li. Ir. Black or
Lieut. 11. G. Gibson have got up with this train.
If they are not here, they arc now on the road—
Lieut. Black at any rate.
I forgot to mention before that among those I
enlisted, Samuel Wiltsie, is here and well. He
used to work at Shawnee Furnace for Capt. Myers,
and is as good a soldier as one need want. Serg't.
Adam N. Baird, died since we emerNt the c ity o f
Diarrlara, Cornelius Winters is as hearty as a
buck, and makes a first rate soldier.
It has got to be very cold here—as cold almost
as your November weather, but there is no frost nor
snow off of the mountain tops. Every norther on
the coast affects us here, and we freeze, and shiver,
and shake all day and all night, for the Mexicans
build no fire places, and we can do nothing else. I
have caught u first rate cold—tooth ache, car ache,
jaw ache, bone oat., and all other aches, since I
wrote the first part of this epistle. lam nearly
over it now, and if I do not have to expose myself
too much shall he quite over it directly.
The Peril of England.
The financial panic has subsided in Great Bri
tain, only to give place to another panic connected
with the subject of national defence. Steam has
changed the world. It linq, virtually, destroyed the
empire so long cl,,imed by England over the seas,
and, at the same time, robbed her of the insula
rity, which, in former—now the old—days of ships
and sailors, was her sine or sufficient protection.—
All this Englishmen arc beginning to learn, and to
feel, and admit that the sublime boast of Camp
No los, et, :1188'8.4 the %It cp.—
in now loom song and emptiness, a peril:ins flat.
tory and self deception from which me people
must rouse and buckle on their armor, or wake up
one fine morning and find the Gaul thundering at
the gales of Loudon.
We mentioned, a month or two ago, the first
dawnings of this new feeling in England, which
were first caused by certain portentous extracts,
that got in the papers train a mysterious letter
attributed to the hake of Wellington, although
some of the papers affected to treat it. as a labrica.
tion. The impression it was calculated to produce, I
Was interrupted for a time by the sudden convul.
sion in the monetary world, during which individ
uals were driven to to think of their own rather
than the public perils. As money gets easy, the
subject is renewed, and it is now in inithst that a
great and painful interest, affecting, the minds of
Englishmen, high and low, is beginning to be at.
traded to the present defencelessness of the islands,
and the substantial—it is no longer considered
visionary—danger of the invasion from France,
under which they lie. The newspapers have taken
the matter in hand, which has been alluded to at
public meetings and is about being discussed in
Parliament; and the Earl of Ellesmere, a peer of
the realm, prevented by ill health from sounding
the tocsin in the House of Lords, has come out in
the journals with along letter, expressly written as
an alarm to rouse the government and people to
the necessity of preparation.
•• 1111 , •, Or hi' 101 el er
arc the ominous words with which he introduces
the subject to the community. A snore powerful
letter for effecting the purpose he has in vicw,eould
scarcely have been written; but it sounds strange,
and even melancholy, as coining from the lips of
one of Britain's proud and haughty nobles, so long
accustomed to defy and despise all the world in
general, and France in particular. It would seem
almost as if the spirit of Cressy and Poictiers had
vanished, and A4Tincourt and Waterloo were for
gotten, when an Englishman discusses the ability
of France to revenge those fields of her humilia
tion, within the sea•girt walls of Britain itself. But
Lord Ellesmere discusses it, notwithstanding, and
he does it in a very honest, out-spoken manner,
not hesitating to treat Johnny Crapcau as a brave
and formidable fue,—who has it almost, if not
quite, in his power, at at any sudden moment, by a
terrible surprise, to avenge in the flames of London,
perhaps with evils still more fearful, all the defeats
heretofore inflicted upon him by his island neigh
"I do not believe," says the Earl, "that it would
he impossible, in our present state of preparation,
for a French Minister of War, favored by eircum.
stances, to land on British ground a force sufficient
' in numbers, discipline and equipments to march in
any numbers along the turnpik,p roads of England.
That direction might depend on the place of land
' ing—it might be Portsmouth, it might be Chatham,
lit nught be the capital. In each, in any case, with
our present means of defence, I believe resistance
would be useless, and an attempt at armed opposi
tion only productive of useless bloodshed. To op.
pose in the field such a handful of regular troops as
we could muster, scarcely provided with artillery,
and totally destitute of a reserve, to a French
army, such as, under my supposition, would be
brought against them, would be an act of useless
desperation. If the French were to appear at one
end of London, the wisest movement the Guards
could make would be to march out at the other.
For the rest, three howitzers would he sufficient ;
and the Lord Mayor would soon be busy with the
details of billets, and whatever contributions might
be accepted as a commutation for indiscriminate
The Earl does not write with the tone of terror.
Ile believes in "the dormant power of England,
such as no other country ever yet possessed," if
that power can be only awakened to preparation.
What he fears is "surprise," and the deadly feeling
of animosity and revenge, growing out of the
"burning memories of the past," which he is sure
is universally cherished in the bosoms of the whole
French people. Ile hints that the expense of a
- ------------- !
proper preparation (by an increase of the standing Clippines and Comments.
army) might be provided for by a diversion of the A proposition to raise $5,000,000 annually, by
moneys now "annually lavished, not in the proven-
taxin g personal property, Atc the exp
~ to pay
tion, but the aggravation of the horrors of; the slave enses
of the war, is now under consideration in Congress.
In short, there is getting to be a pretty general
solicitude felt on thissubject in England, connected,
in some quarters, with a growing suspicion that
France is secrelely meditating an invasion.—in
others, a melancholy foreboding and presentiment
of coming evil. The suspicion is illustrated by a
letter in the filightau Gazelle, complaining of "a
whacking French corvette" lying in Harwich har
bor "for the protection of the fishing trade," with
an unsual complement of officers, who improve
every spare hour "by surveying and sounding the
harbor." The foreboding seems to be expressed in
one of Tupper's Sonnets to America, published in a
recent number of the New York Literary World,
in which the poet-philosopher appeals with pathos to
the filial affections of America, in favor of "poor
s% omicron: chili!!
The glorie- of illy de-tiny 1111111•
Shelter her 111 flan lelllpe -I. 0 "rritly VIII
stana thou wait N% hen nit the nation, rage
:•••it titrionsly tog - ether—we nre one!
It were, indeed, an evil day for England to he
exposed to the calamity of invasion which site has
often, in past days, inflicted upon France. Besides
the want of armed defence, there is the invitation
of universal suffering in the kingdom generally,
from the hideous increase of poverty and pauper
ism, and the state of quasi-insurrection and altar
city in Ireland, which must be or itscir a dangerous
temptation to an angry neighbor conscious both of
her power and her opportunity.—.Phiholelphio N.
Profit the Millet,lvlati Saturday (boner.
roar 111 LL, Ark., Dec. 12, 1817.
Dena :—One of the most extraordina
ry circumstances transpired immediately in
this neighborhood, on the Bth instant, perhaps, I
that has ever been witnessed on this side of the'
moon, which 1 hasten to comma:lie:ate to you.—
a quarter past 3 o'clock, P. M., the sky,which
a few minutes before and during the whole of the
day, had been perfectly clear, became suddenly
overcast with a most awful darkness; the clouds
(if they were clouds) whirled in the strangest con
tortions, and presented the appearance of a solid
black fleece, lighted from above with the red glare
of many torches—though this lurid appearance did
not scent to reflect through nor penetrate the cloud,
so as to impart any light to the under stratum of t
the dark mass rolling above, but scented to be ab.
sorbed, and was only visible through the sczni-trans
parency of Ole portion rolling below. Whilst hun
dreds of spectatots in our little village were spell
bound in Moodiel suspense, the most tremendous
explosion that ever deafened the ear of n o tats,
anated from above, shook the earth upon which we
stood, and caused such a rocking of the houses,
that the now bell on the village church tolled three
several times, which, as may readily be illumined,
contributed to the general consternation. I",nme
(timely following, or rather accompanying the ex
plosion, a fiery I MSS, which appeared, whilst in the
air, to be about the of a hogshead, de.c e nded
with the rapidity id' lightning, and fell about twen
ty feet on the cast side or a cotton gin, which
statids just et the outshirts of the village—and in
less titan twenty minutes the clouds lied disap
peart d, and the shy was us serene, and the sun
shone as brightly as it had done all the forepart of
When we repaired to the spot where the body
had fallen, an excavation, or rather a hole was dis•
covered, which was exactly round, and measured 3
feet 3i inches in diameter, and b bet deep, ut the
bottom of which was a black mass, which teas yet
an hot that when water was thrown upon it, it
lilse hot iron. After considerable labor, in
iv hick all our citizens participated, we exhumed
from the place a sold mass of something which
was about as heavy as so much rock, completely
incrusted a black coot, which smelled like
sulphur. The most astonishing of all is that the
mass presents the exact resemblance of ths bust of
a human being .'—or rather it would be supposed to
be a steno idol, executed by some barbarian scalp.
tor, hi the early Pagan ages. Such a eircumsrance
is truly astonishing to every one who hue witness
ed it, and had it descended a few centuries ago, or
fallen among any portion of the heathen world, it
no doubt would have been regarded as the descent
of a god;—but many of our citizens regard it as a
meteoric substance, and the only thing which
I seems to puzzle the most learned among them, is its
As the moil is waiting, you will excuse ray not
revising this . ,:statement, but so far as filets arc con
cerned, you may rest assured it is, in every par
ticular, true—as hundreds ofour citizens are crowd
ing around Dr. CAlang,'s office (where the wrolitc
is) to see it.
A UMINAL Taavimmun Is Slam s.—We made
our first journey en train , au here; and bad enough
it was in that way—on wheels it would be impossi
ble. The road was very inountainous, nod lay
through forests fur eight or ten verst% together,
where the S 11•1111 was drifted to the height of many
feet; through which we had to force our way, it
not being, sufficiently , hard to resist the horses feet.
In the rapid descents we constantly rolled over and
over; and three horses to a light troinesu had the
' greatest difficulty in getting up the long steep hills
of snow, where there was 110 solid footing for thorn.
What we should have done with our carriage on
such roads we know nut; and we had still a long
journey before us before we should come to any
town where we could leave it till our return from
the far East, and to take it on the whole way was
out. of the question. The next day a council of
war was held; when it was decided we should go
on to Bernoulli on wheels, a distance of two hun
g dred and eighty vends; but the road was repro
sentedas good and we were told we should find much
snow, it being mostly over a dead fiat. According
ly the carriage was fortified with very strong ashen
shafts, which were fixed all around it, so as to
force a passage through the snow in the case of
need; and thus we started for Ilarnaoul. Bad as
I our journey bad been for sonic time past, it was
evident we had not yet reached the maximum and
that every day the roads would be worse, till the
snow had settled down into solidity, which, in
parts where there is little communication, requires
some time. We had generally ten or twelve horses '
the whole of this journey, and did not with all
average above limo versts an hour. Our first stage
was mountainous ; but after that the steppes began
again, with driving snow and wind, almost amount
ing to what is called in this country a bum an, or
whirlwind, which is often fatal to travellers if ac
companied with snow in any quantity. Having
tried the effects of fire, water, and air, under their
most fearful forms, we arc inclined to give the pre.
eminence in point of horror to the latter. A baron
which overtakes you in a forest is less formiable,
because you cannot well get out of the right track,
and the only danger is being buried alive in the
snow. But in en open steppe country, when it is
very violent, the snow which is falling becomes
whirled and mixed with that which the wind raises
from the ground; so that in broad daylight the
driver cannot see an inch before him, and does not
know whether he is going to the right or to the
left. Many fatal accidents occur in this way ; car
riages being rolled down precipices, or men and
horses frozen to death in the drifted snow, which
naturally collects around the only object which in
terrupts its course for miles and miles.—Coltrell's
Recollections of Siberia.
People in want of high wages and roast beef,
should mizzle to Oregon. Laborers get $3 a day
and carry hods made of ruse wood. Pork is worth
18 cents a pound. Cider 8 cents for licking the
spigot. Bakers charge 1.9. i cents for "looking in
In haste, your uh't servant,
HENRY HICKS, P. M
Thomas Painc.—The anniversary of the birth.
day of Thomas Paine, was celebrated in New York,
on Monday evening, by' a boll and supper at the
The Duke of Devonshire has an income of el ;
850,000 ; Louis Philippe is said to be worth $130,.
000,000; Sir Robert Peel $90,000,000; and John
Jacob Astor $30,000,000.
Grimes was asked, the other day, if be eTevibit
ed Paris, " Why no, not exactly," replied he old
wag, "but my mother's maiden name was F nch."
Our Minister in France.—A Paris correspondent
of the Charleston Courier writes :—" Our Minister;
Mr. Rush, has at last made himself •at home' in
Paris. tie has leased a fine hotel in the aristocra
tic quarter of St. Germain, No. 63 rue de Lille,
and, after the manner of other great folk, he has
appointed his reception day. It, is Wednesday,
when respectable countrymen who intyn
compliment of a call will be sure of a courteou,
In Cincinnati, a few days "since, after hearing
tine testimony in a certain case, the Cella adjourned
until the next day. On opening the Court, tho
!ewers employed in the case, were not on hand.
Alter waiting a reasonable time, the Judge changed
the jury, and sent them out. Just as they were
coming in with the verdict, the counsel appeared,
loaded with law, and cocked and primed for speech..
It is feared that this case was decided more in
accordance with justice than law.
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All the (Idiom. big . articles which have obtained or
bruntded pbroolartly, are sold by I.V. A. Leader. the
:woo for the gemoitex articles in UM:onion , 011111 , y Lone , .
Soul h. Lanranter. and John .1. rt. Moriiioa. Con.
non —INV only of the above persons ns all others ore
caunn•rh - u
UN RENIEDV, 'an Almanac for ISif
°rot., —lot—For Colds mot Female!' fnelings• nail pre
renting Pryers 2nd—For Asthma• liver compl itul no I
Minna atrections. 3rd —For Ilinrrlma, Indigeminn nail
7.. j, of Apertne. ittlt—For Costiveness in knoll, emit
bas. ht h —For Stomach a flee:me, Dyspeonia and Pile,
771 , (7 not Monte are, it la not bad to lake, ner , r give!
pa in and neerr leave. one rostire!
For all tln•se tblaiga It iv warratiled r noqualled, and all
nob., do not fool it so may return the bottle and gel their
11IN mo.dwinn is Loxor..nrs ore E. 97 IVF:S77:II.\*
1.1, - 1)1.d.‘"1 . .T.V.9CEJ1. Fuller description in an Alma ,
nac fir ib ln, gratis.
Baba if CoCambia lisle 7 . 001.—Tn the Hal& and Grey—
If y on synill a rich luxuriant head of hair, free from don
ilrnif and scurf. do tint fait to procure the genuine Mild
of Columbia. in rases of It ildnass it wilhounre 'him ex-
Swear exprtatlons. Many. is tin have Inst their hair
fir lit eta y years have Ilan it rob - toted to its ()mull) pi,r
fertoin by the 11,e of this balm. Age, state or cnudition
appear. in be. no obstacle wholeVer— it also catices the
dont to flow with Moon the delicate hair tube to tilled, ti-
iv hob mean- thin...ls (in InisC hair Was :IS grey as Ik''
A•1:1:le 12,101) tild had their hair restored to its oatural
rhhlr ley the use of this invaluable remedy. In pll call's
of (0.,.:" it teal be found toe ilkileantilit wag!) that
rui be used. A few appinations ordy 111,1 neces,iry to
keep the hair from falling not. ft strengthens the root.
end never fall. to impart a rich glnsse none:lrmo e and
a. 0 pert - nine b,r the toilet It Is 11111.18 three
thee, its thltch a Other nu-Nailed hair re•lnralives and is
more etre, teal. 'I he genuine nialinfactiired only by Coin
stork Ac. 'n.,dl, roortland .ire, I, Sew York.
Connor:- .11,:v - trul flirt b, t rat r—lt. is now conceded
by medical uteri that Ces Eitrartor,
ma nn f• et tired by Coins/ed. Co.. 21, Court:and st.,-Vot
is the greatest wood”r of it.. Nth Century. Its
edecls are truly nnrarulon.. All pains are removed flea
hero.. srnlds, 6,,c.,and all external sores in a few [ninnies
after its apple:Minn, healing the 5:11110 011 the ino•t deli
cate Pkin. leaving tie ...tr. It IS equally beneficial in ON
kinds of Intl i minatory disease.. .11s II Os sore Nipple. and
EyeA, Spraius, Itherunelli.in, 'iv Inle Sin cling and Ulcer,.
Itruoies, I'lllllo.llreii Erystpelds,lliles.Ttes Dolnreali, kr.
SVe might add as tomato :kit we say the 11.1111eS of 1110115
•ml/rlll jth)sh..llltha who n.e it in !lietr practice, nod hun
dred.: of the clergy st ho pron., it to their people. Kind
parent keep it constantly on hand, in cases of occident
by fire life linty be lost without Mho! by its line all ha"s
are siihject to its control, Ma,. the Vitals are destroyed.
talltlMl-111.11/Cllthe: and ask nor Conners .I,fogien/ Pais
/:Its.ictor, inanalai-tured by c,,,..0ud. 4- CO., eVe 10 York
and take tin other.
fnens Cured—Dr. .1D Allies Attu:Win Od—Those
deaf from old age and from infancy often receive their
hearing /n a client miraculous manner by the woe of tin/
oil. It has the i-treet to restore the tension and bring loin
the Hamra] action antic parts nut an to restore the hearing
wh e y lost or impaired. The. will he done In all cases of
recent acid Will of long standing. All deaf
persons should nor this oil. Comstock 4. Co. 21 Court
land . are the wholesalers. Prire 51 per flask.
Sores so—The Genuine Rues Ltaisient to at ar
ticle more jiy.tly celebrated as a cure for the above, than
an) or all !abets. Ito cares are almost innumerable, and
it is only necessary to let those who know the article awl
used it w ith ouch great success that it is to lie had true
and genii ine of Canlntod. 4 . Cu. 21 Couraand street, Xeia
herd, sole pinprielnin.
De. Sphon's ocn. Ileadarhe Remedy—Why'w ill ytm suffer
with tha distressing complannt when a retnedy is Miami
that o 11l not fail to rilre you? This remedy will eller!.
rially destroy rioy attack of beads rise, either ntrvuits or
bitimw• It has cured cases of twenty years' standing.
111”114,'A Retirf—lnilian Diseseery—A II expertise In be
come mothers and aIIXIOIIA In avoid the Pai....., Itletress
and Hangers of child-hearing., are earnestly entreult d to
Cainl their fears. allay their m•rvatisnes. and soothe their
tiny by the use rifth or most extraordinary vegetable pro
duction. Those who is ill candidly observe its virtues.,
must approve °fit in their hearts—every kind and OW
tionate husband will feel it his most solemn duty to ails
viate the dl-tress his Wit . .e is eltpost..! .0, by a safe an
1,11.110 method, which is the use of tills mother's retie , .
Further particulars in pamphlets intended fur the female
eye, are to he had gratis where this humane cordial is to
be mond. The Mother's Relief i• prepared only by the
nmv rile proprietors, Comstock & Co. 21 Courtland n.
For IVorrns—liohnstock's Vcrsofuhre will eradicate and
cure children and adult's win, hove worms. Caution—
!leo are of a tine name. IC spelled Kohortorit, the
old hutch name of the inventor. Price 25 cents per Na
ti, T .-fit cannot injure, the child should there be no
%, tun., not it tt In fin it good.
T the Holt sport taint, Comstnek's Nerve and Bar ,
Linn/lent and Indian Vegetable Elixir is the must edi•ct
ual care for Illientitallstil. contracted cords or Milfrlea.
and 1., warranted to cure any case of ItlieUinatiaal Or
i Erpertorant Syrup—J/are Yours Cough—Dri not neglect
I it—thousands have met a premature death for the want
1 oratteotinn ton common Cold. (lave you a cough 7 flee.
Dr. 11,irtholomew's Erpectorant Syrup, a safe medical
prescription, containing foe poisonous drugs, and used in
1% extensive practice for several years, will most rend
lively give relier.and save you from that most .01111
, disease, Pulmonary Consumption, which usually sweep.
into the erase hundreds or the young, the old, the lovely
and the gay.
; All the above firIICIOP are sold by W. A. Lender, the
only agent for the genuine arth les in Columbia, and by
' James elm ult. Lan roster. and John 3. Libber!, Marietta -
Castro, —Bev only of the ribose persons as all other.
are counterfeit tiorb,l7.oot