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THE SPY 86 REGISTER.
SATURDAY MORNING, Scpt 9, 1848.
V. B. PAl.l.ltn is duly authorized to rrtmive subsestp-
Bons and advertisements for this pep.. l , an the cities of
Philadelphia, New York, lialornorc, and Boston, and
B. W. Carta, Philadelphia.
JACOB M. WilsruatelirElt. Lancaster city.
WILLIAM A. Petrel:. Travelling Ace nt.
GEORGE PRATT, No. 151, Na.mo Street, isle,. 'York.
IVitualt Taoaso.v, S. E. Corner of Baltimore and
South streets, Baltimore,
rr If any dt our subscribers, - in town, should
not be served regularly with the" Spy," by our new
carrier, they will please call at the office.
Dux Scrim-mans will excuse the small amount of
leading matter in the Spy, when they consider the
-extremely low price of subscription. The adver
tising patronage of the Spy is becoming very ex.
tensivc, and should it continue to increase (which
we have no doubt it and oar friends in Co•
lambia and neighboring towns will aid us a link
in increasing our circulation, we will enlargr. the
PRESIDENT OF TIM. COLU:IIBIA BANE AND BRIDGE.
COMPANY.—David Rinehart, Esq., of Marie' ta, has
been elected President of the Columbia. Bank and
Bridge Company, in lieu of John N. Lane, Enq.,
ASTONISHING PROMPTITUDE. OF TIAR U. S. 111/4/..
On Monday Morning, the 4th inst., WC received the
Philadelphia Sun, Containing the latest foreign
news—of the Monday previous. Ten miles a day
is pretty good travelling; but we have Feet, it
llEnt.rn os Cowaints..--We frequently hear per
sons speak of Columbia. as being a very sickl- /
place. For our part, wo have lived on the
of the Susquehanna for upwards of twent - y years,
fa different towns, and as regards health, we prefer
Columbia. As an evidence of the gener.4l health
of our borough, wc would state that we have been
called upon to record but 6 deaths in 17 weeks. It
is true there is some sickness in nor town at present,
hut the majority of eases attributable to a too
free indulgence in the abo nrlancc of delicious fruit
Ivhich is brought to our marl:et.
YELLOW IfEvEn IY NEw ORLEAN2 3 .—Tho report
of the Board of Health of New Orleans, for the
week ending the 96th, states that 93 persons had
died of yellow foyer that week, and there were in
tho Charity Hospital 59 cases under treatment
DISCIT /OWED VoLuxrEmts.—The Adjutant Gene-
zal in Washington has issued a notice as follows :
Applicants for discharges '
who would he enti
'tied to land and bounty and three months' extra
pay, after serving out the lidt period of their enlist
ment, arc informed, if they receive their discharge
from service by way of favor, et their or their
friend's request, that they forfeit their claim to
The Adjutant General also announces, that here
after, when applications Pre made for discharges,
and no answer is retutned, it will be understood
tthat the application is denied.
ConntsstoNAL REFORTING.—"We learn that Mr.
Dyer, the Phonographic Reporter, is organizing a
corps of phonographers, partly reporters and part
ly compositors, to proceed to Washington next
winter and report the debates. The compositors
will be able to setup the type directly from the re
porter's notes, such is said td" be the legibilily of
this new system of writing. An immense saving
of time and labor will thus be gained.
TRAUD TCA.—The Pittsburgh Journal says a
merchant of its acquaintance purchased a lot of
Tea in the East. On Friday he opened it, and
!what was his astonishment on finding that, instead
or Ten, the chests contained nothing but common
.chatT! From appearances, the imposition hod
'been perpetrated before it came to this country.
IMPROVED RAII.RoAD SWITcII.—Mr. I'. V. Fisher,
ofConn.,is the inventcr of a new Switch so ar
ranged as to be operated by the engineer from
the locomotive. It will be of great use in preven.
PEACH Lieu:mt.—Some of the peach growers in
New Jersey arc sending large quantities of the
growth of their orchards lobo made into whiskey,
the crops being so plentiful that they are at a loss
how otherwise to dispose of them.
A Trappist Monasterylis about to be founded
near Bardstown, (Ky.) where a tract of 1200 acres
of land has been bought for the purpose. About
nighty of the members of the order arc now on
their way from :Nantes, and the community will
be organized next spring.
A GREAT Litxte Tow..—lt is a remarkable
circumstance, says an exchange, that the little
town of Westmoreland, Va., which lies on the po
tomac. about seventy miles below Washington, and
Las only about 20G voters, is said to have produced
two Presidents of the United States ; three Judges
of the Supreme Court ; three Governors and three
Revolutionary Generals. It is the birth place of
General Washington,;,Mr. Monroe, of Arthur Lee,
the first Minister to France—of Chief Justice
Marshal, and Judge Washington—of henry Lee,
the great orator of the first congress, and who,
but for the illness of his wife was to have written
the Declaration of Independende.
ENC2eB Comr-r RrrecNeo,—The National Intern.
gencer cap that the return or Mirk's. Comet, after
an absence ef about t!irec years, v. as discovered on
Friday night, at the observatory in that city, by
On its lest visit (1 64S i two cli , evations only
were lati,3 upon it; one of Whiclt v P t I:rne, the
other el The National Obs,'•rvat"TY. This time,
however, we learn front Boston :"" observed at
.the Carobiidgo -Observatory early to the last %yeah,
A fictiev PAn•n•.—\Vc arc told that a eo•c'el4'ar
ay of six, consiating of aman and wife, two tc%lligli•
tem a sister and a nephew, recently. dined toget.%er
in the town of Orono, Maine, all or icbom with
one exception, arc residools of that place, whose
Wright was 1214 poun,de,—heinr, an arrrage
weight rf ',boot 9n7 nnnnde et; h.
rL THE RECEPTION
„ff Ltint. cocfran
, r , ..rd Ms Men, Messrs. Al isogy
Grove, Hii#, Zeigyr, TT' , Haney, Moore, MU
and Stenismer. t f
Early on•Saturdaylest, our town was astir,itid
the hum of the work-a-day world gave way to the
"bur 7 note bf ProPtiration." The' Sub-Committee
appointed for that purpose, crossed - the 33ridge to
Wrightsville, while the citizens, avid Susquehanna,
Council, No. 31, 0. of U. A. M., farmed in order to
receive our guests. At 10, - thecars containing the
Committee of Reception and the returning soldiers
having arrived, the' profession took up the line of
march, to the stirring notes of the Mechanics` Brass
Band of Columbia; and, in accordance with the
programme published In our last, proceeded tO'the
Town Hall, where Col. Gossier, on behalf of the
citizens addressed them,
Lieut. Cochran, on. the part of his brave come.
reds and himself, replied in -a-neat speech, which,
with that of Col.Gossler, tvill be published in our
After some excellent music by the Band, the
line was again formed, and passed through several
streets, to t 1,9 Washington Hotel, where a climber
was prepared for the occasion by "mine host,”
Herr; to which the guests and people did ample.
After tho removal of the cloth, no regular orgoni.
stilton WdS had; but Cul. John Barr presided over
a very joyous and good not , :.rod company.
Several toasts, but cow of which have been hand
ed to us, were d':attlr, with all the honors. The
regular tow,a, furnished by the committee, were
Is',—The Memory of Wut , hington—May it bo
crobahned in every American heart, while the
waves of the Potomac shall wash the peaceful
shores of Mt. Vernon.
2nd—The Signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence—They have passed from among ua, but
their names shall abide for ever.
3rd—The French Republic—May its citizens be
as happy as those of the United States, and may
the liberties of bath be perpetuated to the latest
4th—The President attic U. S
sth-- 4 1'lle Governor ci Pennsylvania
Gth—Tlie Army and Navy.
711,—Our Country—The Model Republic, the
borne for the oppressed of all nations. She has
given a glorious illustration of the fact that man is
capable of self-government. May the monarchies
of Europe "go and do likewise."
Bth—The Patriots of the Emerald Isle—They
have the sympathies of every true American. May
they never give, up the struggle until they shall
have shaken of the tyrant's yoke, and taken their
stand amongst the free and independent nations of
the earth. •
9th—Our Army in Mexico—They have covered
themselves with unending laurels. Their deeds of
daring shun live in story whilst American liberties
1011—Pennsylvania. Volunteers They have
shown by their services in Mexico, that they can
be relied upon in any evergency. If Uncle Saes
should want them again, ho may be sure of finding
them in the right place, as there are a few more
left of the sa i nie sort.",
llth—Our Guests—They have, nobly sustained
the American character while in Mexico. We'now
bid them welcome to their homes. May the re
mainderof their lives be as peaceful as the past has
12th—Our Host and Hostess—May fortune al
ways eater as bountifully for them, us they have
done for us.
13th—The Ladies-- The only soldiers to whom
Yankee boys surrender. Their mode of warfare
differs front th tt:of Mexico, in Ow. they do most
execution when they present arms.
Lieut. T. D. Cochran replied in a few brief and
happy rernurbs to the llth regular toast, and then
gave the following :
The Ladies of Columbia—As beautiful us the
flowers they covered us with to-d.iy; and the men
of Columbia. as noble in heart and feeling as their
Indies arc beautiful and good. God bless them all.
The few of the volunteer toasts that have reached
us, are as follows:
By J. J. Cochran—Our Neighbor over the line—
Her soldiers have proved themselves worthy repro.
sentatives of the Old Maryland Line, and of the
Defenders of North Point.
Capt. Marryott, of Baltimore, the youngest cap.
tain of the Volligner Regiment, eloquently respond.
ed to this sentiment. He stated that lie had been
led to believe that his companions in arms would
meet with a warm reception, but that the reality
far exceeded his expectations. Ho concluded with
offering the following :
The citizens of Pennsylvania, and particularly sidcrable addition to the stock of American wealth ;
but it appears from the returns of the coal trade
those of the borough of Columbia—Their reception
of their fellow citizens returning from the war, in Pennsylvania that the value of this commodity
shows that they arc worthy of being represented by brought to market in that State is annually equal
such heroes. ; to the above large amount :—that last year, for ex
ample the value of her anthracite brought down to
This toast Waft happily replied to by J. F. Irons-
ton, Esq., who said that the duties of citizens and
soldiers were reciprocal—that as the achievements
of our army in Mexico had boon illustrious with
out a parallel in history, the community at home
was bound to give them an enthusiastic welcome
and that in this, Columbia had done no more than
her duly. Dot he would propose the health of one
to whom be knew every Pennsylvania soldier felt
grateful—one whose name had been honorably
borne from Vcra Cruz to the gates of Mexico, by a
noble company of Volunteers—one, who in his
place in the Senate, and in his powerful influence
with the Departments at Washington, has ever
been the advocate of the subaltern and private, as
well as the commissioned officer.
The lion. Simon Cameron—The friend of the
The enthusiastic manner in which this toast was
received by all the aoldies present, showed that it
struck a responsive chord in every bosom, and that
the culogium with which it was prefaced was well
By D. F. G riflith—Lient. T. D, Cochran and his
men—As soldiers they may be judged by their acts
of bravery in the battles of Mezieu—as men, they
may be judged by their feeling towards their fellow
,Nett„ always ready to comfort the sick and wound.
cd—•as citizens of Columbia, we are proud to wcl
come them home
',::' By E. F. Hunt —lrf land - . .44„, , ay sbeAave he '.op
pressors "aOssini . 'irt the tiittest Petrla Pas
1 PM' Tayloriguld boa; ilatitrip. %"' .,-
By a gueal—Thigun of V.iiberty—A res . ; the!
West. Matflome 1171;tdern .liitua bi ' eta still;
until'lt shallainisfe dis44lecrthe'pertentiouacleud
that now lowers over the Estern.world.
We would that he were with us in body, his heart
and soul aro here.„ .
By .1 guesi.-tieut. Tlsomart Welsh—jet. notlie'r of
the fewer to' wlitch the Old" KeystoriC' owce is
By E. F. Hu M: 7 -Thc Irish Patriots—When they
come, to use pikes, may they have SHIELDS as well.
By G. W. Schroycr—Tbe U. S. Army—Tficy
never Ed to war but to conquer.
Speeches were also made in reply to toasts by
Capt. G. C. Haller, 4th Infantry—by Lieut. Martin,
Voltiguers,—W. Lee Campbell, Esq., of Lancaster,
and others. They'wero well received by the Large
concourse of citizens, and were very eloquently
AN ODD CALCULATION.—Whet a noisy creature
• would man be were his voice in proportion to his
Iweight, as loud as that of a locust? A locust can
be heard at the distance of 1-16 of a mile. The
golden wren is said to weigh but half on ounce;
so that a middling sized man would weigh down
not short of 4,000 of them ; and it must be strange
if a golden wren would not outweigh four locusts.
Supposing, therefore, that a common man weighs
as much as 19,000 of our locusts, and that the
note of a locust can be heard 1-16 of a mile, a
man of common dimensions, pretty sound in wind
and limb, ought to make himself hoard at the dis
tance of 1,600 miles; and when he sneezed "his
house ought to fall übout his ears." Supposing a
flea to weigh one grain, which is more than its ac-
Wed weight, and to jump one and a half yards, a
common man of 150 pounds, with jumping powers
in proportion, could jump 15,000 miles, or about
the distance from New York to Cochin China. Ar.
istophanes represents Socrates and his disciples as
deeply engaged in calculations of this kind around
a table on which they are waxing a flea's legs to
see what weight it will catry in proportion to its
size, but he does not announce the rzsult of their
experiments. We are, therefore, happy in being
able to supply, in some degree, so serious an otitis.
A FREAK or NarunE.- 7 The Detroit Advertiser
says a severe thunder storm passed over this city
night before last, and several places were struck by
lightning. A very singular occurrence took place
at Mr. Roberts' store, on Atwater street. Mr. R.
was steeping in the front part of his store, and du.
ring the storm was suddenly awakened, feeling'.
tremendous pressure upon his head, and want of
breath. The room was filled with fire or lightning,
flushing in all directions, exactly, resembling the
flashes of L lightntng (tom the clouds: kresently
a loud explosion took place in the room, apparent.
ly as loud as a six pound cannon, bursting all the
windows over the doors in the front end of the
building, and filling the room with a strong sul
phurous smell. It was discovered in the morning
that the lightning cams through the roof, shivering
a heavy plank standing in a partition. The roan . )
was full of splinters flying in the air when Mr. R.
first awokc,and what is very singular, was the
explosion some time after the bolt entered the roof.
No marks of the lightning- leaving the room, in the
same shape in which it entered, could be found•
031110SITJES.—The Rockingham, .Va.,- Register,
gives an account of 'something now' in the curios.
ity line:—" The celebrated "Runkle Family,' of
Rockingham, we understand will start in a few
days down the Valley, with the Intention of visit.
ing different portions of the United States. This
family, consisting of two brothers and two sisters,
will be found to be objects of no ordinary curiosi.
I ty—being, in all probability, the largest family of
human beings ever exhibited in this or any other
country. Their united weight is 1400 lbs: Ono
of the young ladies is so fleshy as to be unable to
walk and when moving of her own accord, goes
upon her hands and knees. They are of the ordi.
nary height, and their mother is an unusually small
women; the father however, is an ordinary sized
Cott AND GOLD.- A curious fact is stated in the
Philadelphia North American. From the annual
Report of the Directer of the U. S. Mint it ap.
pears that the value of all Mc gold coined in the
U. S. Mints for twenty-form years prior to 1897
was 5111, 741, 653, or somewhat exceeding tho av
erage sum of half a million a year—a very con.
tide water—nearly 3, 000, 000 tons—was actually
equal to the value of all this gold dng by in the
South during the whole twenty-four years. From
this it appears that our Northern ( Maryland as
well as Pennsylvania) coal mines arc more valua
ble gold mines than those of the South.
A FETE.—Tho French papers publish glowing
accounts of an entertainment given the 3d of last
month by ex-editor Marmot, President of the Na
tional Assembly, at the Hotel of the Presidency
in Paris. Three hundred ouvriers were occupied
in the preparatory arrangements; ten maitresd,
hotel ordering the banquet and presiding at the
collations of the evening. Four thousand guests
were invited. Vocal and instrumental concerts
were among the entertainments, in which the fi
nest pieces by Von Weber, Mozart and Rossini,
were executed by the mod melodious artists of
Paris. It was, as it were, a resurrection of that
world of art invisible during the six months of
intestine disquiet ; the first smile of returning con
fidence, the revel of the saloon after the violences
and the tyrannies of the street.
CArr. LEwis W. SMILII, of the Bedford Guards,
who served through the entire Mexican war, is one
of the Whig candidates for Assembly in that coon.
Oarats oviatet.cer.zs.—ei:he ma es in - hick
infusoria obtaika admittanclitito vaOs flu ±i hls
been a subject of debate sonattlyears :
startling id - of appritaneok - Vgene4on batteer:
broached. Vri•inbet thou they „w Binned
from minute particlin Maid whith gridually
began to move, and obtained life by degrees.—
Gruithlaisen reticle& the:y procoi r ected ? front' the ex
tractive matter, acle r d on by the infuser/medium.
The most generally received opinion is, that these
aiiiinalst or their germs, float about, as atoms in the
atmosphere, and become vitalized .or-revived-on be
ing deposited in a medium favorable to their devel
opement. Instances' of tini'Malt, more highly or
ganized, apparently dying when the fluid has been
dried up feria 'length of time, and ag,tiharesutning
the state of active life ori"heini furnished with a
drop of water, are familiar to the microscopist. It
may be observed in Rotifer mulgaries, or the com
mon wheel-animalcule, and ;n the Vsbrio
an eel-like animal, causing the ear-cockle or blight
in wheat. Both of these animals may be brought
' back from apparent death to active life alter having
been kept in a perfectly dry state for several years.
What favors the animalcules being deposited either
in the germal state, nr from their bodies being dried
and floating in the air, is the fact, that in a series
of well-conducted experiments, performed by
Schulze some years ago, where water wag distilled
and well boiled, in order to destroy any animal
life it might contain, and vegetables, for the same
reason, exposed to the heat of an oven, and the air
admitted to the vessel, which was hermetically
scaled, through strong sulphuric acid: on the ves
sel being placed in the sun, after the lapse of sonic
time, not a single animalcule could be detected,
though a jar by its side, made of the same mate
rials, but open to the atmosphere, was found to
swarm with living beings.—Sti. Am.
NATURAL. Putuvumesox.—Great excitement has of
Tate prevailed at Liegnitz in Getinany, caused by
another mysterious locomotion of the Wanders te in,
or migrating stone of Riesengebridge. This stone
has repeatedly been known to haw: changed its I
place, without the action of any outward agency '
whatever. It stands in the Agnetendell, near the
village of that name, and consists of fine grained
granite of yellowish grey, composed of white
quartz, red feldspar, with a slight admixture of
black glimmer. This block of stone has suddenly
moved above twenty-five yards from its former
place, The last locomotion dates from the year
1822, and its migrations are the more enigmatical,
as they take place, not on a slope, but on perfect
level ground. It is impossible to conceive the
cause which thus repeatedly forces this rock front
its place of rest, and constrains it to such violent
leaps as that in 1822 and of this year, which took
place between the 18th and ileth.ultinto.
Di LIKE. Hes Looss.—A sheriff's officer was
sent to execute a writ against a Quaker. On arri
ving at the house he saw the quaker's wife, who,
in reply to the.inquiry whether her husband was
at home replied ,in the affirmative, at the same
time iequesting , hiM tope seated, and her husband
would speeciliace him. The oiffeer Waited pa
tiently for some time, but the Quaker did not make
his appearance, and the fair Quakcress coming
into the room, ho reminded her of her promise,
that he should scc her husband." Nay friend,l
promised that he would see thee. Lk 'ens seen
thee l Ile did not like thy looks; therefore lie avoid•
ed thy path, and Milli left the house by another
1:0 - A fearful tempest and curious phenomena or•
curred at Bromberg in Prussia, on the 18th of
Juno, during which masses of electrical fire like
broad sheets of flame encircled the steeples, towers
and chitnnies. In a moment they would blaze with
lurid flame and the next be buried up in murky
darkness. The thunder was like roaring artillery
and the rain like deafening rushing cataracts.
Lofty towers and piercing spires were hurled from
their foundations and buried in the earth, and the
city is now one mass of ruins.
POPULATION OP CANADA.—We understand that
the result of the census, just completed, of Upper
Canada, will give that section of the province a
population of from 699,000 to 70,000 souls; while,
by the census of 1842 '43, it was only 401,061
giving an increase, in five years, of nearly 200,000:
The last census for Lower Canada was taken in
1944, when the population was 699,806 souls, the
increase upon which Curing the last four years, is
calculated, by reference to preceding terms at
which censuses have been taken, to be about 70,000,
giving this section- of the province a present pope.
lotion of about 770,000. The population of Upper
Canada would thus appear to increase at the rate
of about 40,000 per annum, and Lower Canada
at that of about 17,000 per annum. Supposing
these relative tales of increase to be maintained,
the year 1852 will see Upper Canada with a popu
lation of 859,000, and Lower Canada with only
40,000. 1962 will give the former a population of
1,259,000, and the latter only 1,015,000 souls.
A PROVIDENT INVEST, ENT.-Mr. Aaron Clark,
of Portland, Mc., who was in Albany at the time of
the late disastrous conflagration, was unfortunately
crowded from the wharf into the river and drowned.
Only two months since, on passing through Boston,
he applied at the Mutual Benefit Life insurance of
fice, 17 State street, for a policy on his life, for
s6ooo—having, a few weeks before, effected en
insurance with the same company, for $2500. Not
being able to wait for the completion of the papers
ho proceed to New York, where he took out if
policy for $5OOO ; thus securing to his family, con
sisting of a wife and four children, the comfortable
sum of 97500, at a cost of less than 9200
A Nice nONE FOR LAWYERS.--A curious law
question, it is said, will rise out of the events of
June in Paris. A National Guard, before repairing
to the barricades, had made his will, which he car
ried with him in his pocket. He was killed by a
ball, which passed through the will and carried
away with it the figures affixed to many of the be
quests made by the testator. The question which
will have to be decided is, how are the gaps thus
caused to be filled up 7
• 1t.;4 1.1 1 4 ~ I 7 - 7 i
CakOUN CLOCKS. Almost every persowas neltria 1 MO 1
of tlkleurious clocks of Strap!yirg, ank-.l..yonsqn' ‘,..r. Obituary.
FrarreiV and we were of ili.eppglion thutibey. we re . , Della ibis life, in Nt'rightsville, August 3151, Toro
the Yilittel. wonderful in the wort; yet wil!bave dm- nose ON son of the Rey. James 1/11d Catharine
7th year of his age.
covered that there arc two ip pins. aide abniat 1 6 raff; i
thirtyhears ago for die Empiq Ir by tha r Hast I:PAL His *rim on earth was short, his days were
company, which arifigezhapteibe mosOvendeifid. nainbckl—for death's cold and icy touch withered
- The two clocks are irittieTorin of chariots , `in
I the bud e're it bloomed. He was a christian, and felt
each of which a lady is placed in a fine attitude,
leaning her right' hand on a. part of Utichariot,t his accountability,"and felt thilt,he :was esinner—
under whieb appears a clock of curious rkman. l and he' also fell his need of an inieAse . in Citrietms'
ship, little larger than a shilling, that strikes, and a Saviour. He was a child of remarkable studious
repeats,and goes, fur eight days. On the lady's
. ness; , ob i cdient in all the revisitione of his p a rents,
finger sits a bird finely modelled, and set with dia l .
moods .and-rubics, with its avings..expanded-iiia for lirbom . be itiMair.s. l 9LPArekteg -!111.1.11tisual detf,
flying posture, and which actually
,flutters for a of affection. for one so y,ottrag, It,is quite evident,
;considerable time, - on touching a diamond -Mutton too, riot' only fromtestimony 'ciecelatives, faitii 4 of
below it; the body ' of Pic bird, in which are contain- -- - -- -
others, that.he trusted his all in that Saviour. „His
cal part of the wheels that animate it, is less than
the 16111 part of an inch. TI,, laily , ,holds in her soul, we believe, ascended to Christ, and .he is now
' left. hand a golddn tube, little thicker aliun a large made fOrelier happy in his love, and in his praise
pin, on the top of which is a small round box, to for Jesus laiiiiself hath said " suffer little children
which is fixed a circular ornament not larger than
to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of auck .
a sixpence. set with diamonds, which goes round
in three hours in a constant regular motion. is the kingdom of Heaven.” . .
1 pver the lady ' s head, is a double umbrella, sup- , A short time before he died be was told he was
I p ortedt by a small fluted pillar not thicker 'than a
dying, turning, with a heavenly expression of coon.
quill ; under the cover of which a bell is fixed at a 1
considerable distance from the clock, with which termite; towards his parents, he raised his feeLle
it seems to haire no cohnecion, but from which a ! and emaciated hands, and implored God's blessing
communication is ,secretly conveyed tea hammer
' on his kind father and mother, and sisters. So say.
that regularly strikes 'the hour, and' repeals the
same at pleasure, by tout:hinge diamond button
in he closed his eyes, and without a sigh or strug.
fixed tc the clock below. At the feet of the lady gin expired.
is a golden dog; before which, from the point of I ‘ , 111.:114,1. shall slumber in the ground, -
the chariot, are two birds fixed on spiral springs, "1,11 the lost trumpeespayful sound,
having their wings and feathers set with stories cal '.ll
. lint:,..tiie , chuhtsw w itl . i sweet stuprike,
And 111 Oka tiaN tour a trn ~ellbC.).
various colours, and they appear as if flying away 1
with the chariot, which, from another secret motion,
is contrived to run in any direction, either straight
or circular, while a boy;that lays !told of the char.
iot behind, appears to push it forward. Above the
umbrella arc flowers and ornaments of precious
stones; and it terminates with a flying dragon set
in the same Manna.. The whole' is - ef gold, most
curiously executed and embellished with rubies
and pearls.—Scientific American.
A GOOD R i ne.-:LA friend of ours who has been
spending a few weeks in the country," and who
visited sumo of the private dwellings of the rustic
inhabitants, tells of a singular old man who lives
near Brookfield. He is somewhat noted for his
odd expressions. He was one day visited by a
small party of ladies and gentleman, who went to
hear his" talk." " Now young gintleinen." said
he," I will give you some directions how to tell a
good wife. A good wife will be like three things.
and she-will not be lake them; She will be like
the snail, who stays at home, and she will not be
lake the snail who carries all he has OD his back.
She will be like the echo, that speaks when spoken
to, and she will not be like the echo, always to
have the last word. She will be lake the town.clock,
that speaks at the right time, and she will not be
like the town clock, heard all over town."
Oulu: Woitc..—'flic great fire at Albany occurred
on the 17th day of August. We understand the
North Western Insurance Company had 18 poli
cies on the" burnt district," amounting to about
$19,000. On Saturday the .26th, nine days after
the fire, 14 of the claims wero,carVidly adjusted,
and all paid tut two; the parties refusing to rcccivo
the money until d ne.—Of the two remaining claims,
one is less than $lOO, and of the other the assured
was out of town. Whale amount of 1055,512,000.
N. J. Cour. Corn.
The citizens of Columbia, through their commit
tee, tender their thanks tu: Susquehanna. Council,
No. 31,0. U. A. M., and to the council at Marietta,
for the promptness with' which .they responded' no
the invitation of tho Cochran Reception Committee,
and the gentlemanly deportment' of the members,
is the procession on Saturday.
Frieling anti Witheitti rhea aid, the, reception
would have lacked much of its imposing- effect,
they would, in return, wish the' American 'Me
chanics eminent success as a body, in the objects
fur which they arc associated; and as individuals,
health, happinesi, and prosperity.
D. ILERR, Chairman.
J. W. Ftstrza; Secretary.
Retail reiiiiber IVlarket.
COLUMBIA, Friday Sept. 7, 1848.
Inferior Cull Boards audGrol> Pldnl., S 8 00
Culling 6. 11 00
9.d Common " 16 00
Ist Common " , 22. ,00
Pannell ll* 30 00
Ilendoelt " Scantling, 9 oa
Pine Scantling, from 14 l 18 00
Plaster Lath, '2 to 2 25
Shingles, 8 to 14 00
Columbia Retail Provision Market.
Flour, $5 00 a 5 50
Wheat, 1 10 a 1 20
Rye, 66 a 60
Corn, 44 a 46
Oats, 28 a 31
Hants, 8 a 10
Dried 13cef, 121 a— 14
Butter, 121 a. 15
. Eggs, a 12i
Potatoes, 4 a 50
Beer, 6 a 8
Veal, 5 a 61
rIIILADELIIIIA, Sept. 7, 1848
Pinar-85 7.5 a 5 87 for good old stock Penna
and Wcstern, and 86 00 for good fresh ground;
Rye flour $3 874 u 4 00 ; Corn meal 75 a
Grain—Wheat $1 2.0 a 1 23 for good Penn;
Rye 70 a 71 for Penn ; Corn 08 a 70 for yellow
Iron—Pcnna Pigs 23 a 27 per ton for Anthracite,
and $25 a3O for Forge mid Foundry Metal. Bar
Iron ranges from $7O to 75, and Blooms 855 to 70.
Lumber—The supplies are increasing. Cargo
sales of Yellow Pine Boards at $l5 a 16 per M.;
Stlacluchanna,Bll a 15; Hemlock Joists, $7 a 7 50;
Scantling 97 a 8.
Laths—Are in fair demand, with sales of 150,-
000 Eastern at 91 20 a 1 25 per M.
BALTIMORE Sept. 7, 1848
The flour market at the elcv.e was arm, after nn
active demand at easier rams; sales Int $5 75.
Sales of white wheat at SI 20 a 1 2.5, and red
wheat 81 16 a 1 19; oats 33 a 35.
l'irrsnunc, Sept. 7, 1848
The flour market ia,firin, with good Eastern and
home demand. Sales at 84 81 - a 4 877. Wheat
commands 80 to 81 cents; yellow corn 31 ; oats 19c.
Rye is lower, and barley is heavy and inactive.
WIMR G a2u O u D e S e ..
"tthet j n'and ß c i o G u ll n T try re fr s i l aTi e d i s - ,
that they have this day received direct from the New
York and Philadelphia Market. a large and elegant sup
ply of FALL. & 'WINTER. 6091)5, which have been
selected with great care, and will be sold at prices that
cannot fail to please.
Give us a call, and examine our stock before purchas
ing elsewhere, as we arc determined to sell ate small ad
vance on cost J. 1). & WRIGHT.
Sept. 9, LAS Locust st., third door below 2nd at.
ATTENTION TEM WHOLE.
Tfriends of Gen. Taylor and Gov. Johnston
arc requested to tenet at the Town Ball. in Colum
bia, on the evening of Wednesday, the 131), of September
at early candle /104 at which time and place, THAD!
DE U S STEVENS.. Esq., and other speakers will address
them on tomes of importance,
Columbia, Sept 9,1.4 e.
pil es —rm. distressing conipinint in all cases pros.
coeds trolls a want of proper evacuation of the bowels
The foul burners, instead or being thoroughly expelled
front the body. are but partially so; a portion twin left
as it were at lie threshold. is the cause of that vexations
complaint called the Piles; and is frequently neglected
111111 it ripen, into a more horrid farm of disease called
Witchr, Italian Vegetable Pilk of the " North Ameri
can College of Health, ' area trite and natural remedy for
the above complaint, and will in all cases make a perfect
cure ;_beettnse they effectually cleanse the body front
Itto,c morbid 11111110 N which me blot only the cause of the
bat of every other malady incident to man.
Iit:WANE OF CoMITERFEITS AXD 1,11.1 . 4a10NS —ltemern
her. that the original and only genuine Indian Vegetable
fills have the written signature of WILLIAM WIIIGLIT on
the top label of earl, boo.
genuine for sale by FRY & SPANGLER, who
are the only authorized Agents for Columbia. Also, by
scents advertised in another column.
Office, 10, Race Street, Philadelphia.
Another Important Letter from Georgia.—
We are doily receiving testimnny like the following,
from the North, Scull,East and \Vest :
Messrs-Bum:6 & Ware,—Gentlemen: I was offlicted
with AStblint far fourteen years, and had tried every
remedy, in the country: I had 'also been toseveral physi
cians, and Pound no relief whatever. I was afflicted at
limee so veverely, that the Mai d would gush from any
nose, and my breathing was dilicult. Indeed, the dis
ease, had gained so much on me, that I despaired of ever
getting well, when I chancre to get a Bottle of "
Balsam of Wild Cherry," winch effected a perfect
cure, and I tow consider myself ptrfectl t • sound. Tills
can he proved by numbers of men in Franklin county and
viciatty, and I think it my duty to let it be known.
THOMAS A. rA'rltlCK.
Franktin co., Nov. 111, 1616,
For sole Iv thrill IV. yowt.r., General Agent, 139,
Washington Patreet, Boston; Ado,
For sale by AVILLZASS, Front Street Columbia, Pa.
Dr. Swaync's COMPOUND STILUP of WILD C/UPIAIIT
IMPOLLI ANT LETTI:U.
. . • . •
Read the following hetter from Win.'Shaw, a respecta
ble Dri ~, gnu hi Wilmington. N. C., a gentleman of un
dotibted'veracity, in whose weird then most implicit confi
dence limy be placed, another proof of the superiority of
SWAYNCS Coarocvn Syntit or Wutn Canner, in
Curing Coughs. Colds, CONMiNIPTICIN. Abllllllo.l3l . onctillib,
Liver COnipiainr. Spitting Blood, and all diseases .of the
Lungs and Bienlit.
WlLmittrricrs, N. C. •Tan. ii. 1516.
DR. SWAYNE—Dean Sat:—You will plense send me
twelve dozen, or more, as yon see fit, of your Seater or
Wtim Citsmitv. From sales to-dnv. I have but a half do
zen oil litiint; the sales are rapidly increasing and will. I
have no doubt, continue to do so. An acquaintance of
mine called it few days ago 'to soy he would give me a
certificate of its - good ifTects. , Ile is from the country,
and a minister in the Methodist Church: _Shortly after
obtaining the agency, I prevailed upon him to try a bottle
though I doubted whether any benefit would be derived.
for he. as well as myself, thought his ease WOO continued
Consumption; in feet every 'symptom was indicative.—
Shortly atter, lie wrote to inc to send him four or live bot
tles more. Ile came to town last week. I will quote Ins
own language : " Sir," said he, "1 inn a new man. and
consider st a ditty I owe to the public, to tell what Dr.
Swayne's Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry has done for
in,, - I will publish his certificate. and as lie is generally
known all over our section, I expect good results from it.
With every feeling of respect, yours truly,
N% M. SUAIV.
Letters , such as the above are daily receiveilTrOin all
parts of the country, but w e publish this no one of the many
proofs of its etfiencv. Avoid till preparatiolla purporting
to contain Wild Cherry, except that bearing the written
signature of Dr. Swayne, us they are most likely quite
destitute of the article from which they borrosv trAssine.
The (original and -Dilly) genuine article 7-ftsprepitrlsi by
DR. SWAYNE, cornet of Eighth mid 'Rate sm.; Phila
delphia, aril for sale by agents in all puns of lire Uniti•.l
States, and come parts of 'Europe.
Sold by WM. A. I.LADER, Columbia, and Dr. A.
milEvrrz, York, Pa.
Most: Extraordinary Work.—The Married Wa.
man's PRIVATE 'MEDICAL COMPANION, by Dr. A.
M. MA URICEAU, Professor of Disenies of Woman.
Sixth Edition. lemo. pp. !XiO. Prise SI. 2.5,000 copies
sold in three months!
Years of suffering, of physical and menttki mi g nioh to
many an affectionate wife, and pecunianry difficult). to
the hushuml, might have been stiorod:lty'a" timely posses
sten of this work. .
It is intended especially for the married, or those con
templating marriage. us it discloses important secrets
which should lie known to them particularly.
Truly, knowledge is power. It is health, happiness, af
The revelations contained in its pages have proved a
blessing to thousands, as the innumerable letters to tit,.
author will attest.
Here. also, every female—the wife, the mother;the ono
either budding into womanhood or the one in the - decline
of years in whom nature contemplates an important
change— can discover the cause, symptoms, and the most
efficie ut remedies. and most certain mode of cure, in ever.)
complaint to which her sex is subject.
COPIES IYIf 1. 131 SENT DV MAIL FREE 01'
POSTAGE TO THE PURCHASER.
Over ten thoround eopies Lave been sent by mail within
three months, with perleet safety and certainty.
On the receipt of one Dollar, the " Married Woman's
Private Medical Companion' will be sent (mailed free) to
any part Ofthe United States. All letters must be post , paid
(except those containing, a remittance , ' anti addressed to
Dr. A. M. Maurieati.liox 1221. New - ark City. Publish.
ing other, It!!), Übe ray-st.. New-York.
The - Marrisd \Woman's Private Medical Companion"
is sold by Mel:sellers throughout the United States.
For only at the. Spy Office Columbia, Pa.
New-York, May 20,
Pleas° take Noticc.—We lave been frequently
annoy ed by a soap vender in Philadelphia, mimed Usual,
who meanly copies our ztdvertisements and applies the
same to his own use. Now, what principle can n man
pas,ess w 110 still condescend to make use of such mean
no-Wires to insure his success nod make his articles sell.
A moire composition or lois stereotype matter. is ns much
his properly as his stock in business, or goods, wares and
eh nitric : it, then. another mar meanly adopts sun h cone
position or property for his own use, what better is lie Ilona
n rogue who will make illegal One of your goods? In a
little handbill of ours, which we wrap around our Chi
nese Medicated Soap, we Move at the head of the bill a
bomoll paragraph which reads thus:
MI evil lour the serpent entered Paradise. and
Stalely lost its charm. But the A ftwibc gave man power
over ull animal and vegetable minter. And the mystero
out secret of restoring unto woman her former pure. clear
nod I.m:wilful complexion, is combined in Midway's Chi
t cse dedicated Soap."
On looking over the Philadelphia Ledger on Monday.
the kith Oct., we were surprised to see our matter mode
use of for dressing up another mall's article. and that man
our competitor in business, and for the public's approba
tion of our respective articles. We oiler to the pliblie
Midway's Chinese Medicated Soap an a sore extermina
tor of the Cuticle, and a certain cure for all eruptions of
the skin, As a Toilet Soap, we candidly believe it to be
the most superior soap extant- As a Medicated Soap we
sincerely believe it to possess qualities-mil:Mgt aoothcr
For the cure of salt rheum, ringworm; erysipelas, chap
ped, cracked and repulsive skin, we know It is certain in
its effects, and is superior to all others ever-invented.—
Lastly, xve never condescend to make nee of other men's
composition to snake our articles sell. We furthermore
warn this man, Jnlee Hanoi, not to infringe on our rights.
or make use in any manner whatever of our stereotype
composition. With these few remarks we leave the pub
lic tojudge the merits of our Chinese Medicated Southend
the merits of an article clothed in false colors to make
Ladies and gentlemen,if you Irish to get Radway's
Soap in all its purity, call on R. NVlLLtaits, and Wm. A.
LEADER, Columbia, and Zahm & Jackson, in Lancaster.
Each cake. of the genuine. must be signed R. G. ne
way .1.. R. G. RADWAY, 2 Courtland