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VOL. HI. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. lam JlcJUrrtv ■>'>** L*A«T leNAUGHT & LEAKY, i rrORSKYS -AT- I.A W. SOIJCI - IN CJIANt'KIiY, d- f'ROC tors IN ADMIRALTY. (HI pnrtice in the District and Bahrein* \ooi win mve rpt* i»l attention to Col- - * C-; *'•" *° l»uri-L«M 'iSakoflMl E»Ut<r. W"*' 5 ' 15 O. P. JENKINS, SEATTLE, W. T., . rTOgSKY-A T-LA W, SOLICITOR IS CBANCKItY. A SI) I'ROCTOR it ADMIRALTY. mh2l w. R. ANDREWS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, HKATTLE, w. T. «*pU MS. S. D. HEWES, M. D. HOMOEOPATHIST. IK «f First Lady Graduate* in Medicine. OflmbcrMrvlcestotbe people of Seattle and ibt north Pacific Coait. lira. DocUr Hewea cnmn We«t after ten year* tfeooMttat and aorceaeful practice. Will oj.eu tor b«B»e to the tick. Mother* ran find a hoiue, •lth lb* bwt medlctl attendance during confine ■MDt, ud patient* for general medical treatment. Will uest the alck bjr letter, and fill order* for Hytrint by mall or axpreaa. Baliitncaoo Cnlon »trt*t, between Fourth and tfUu mjrao-dwtf OR. G. BRYANT, Physician and Surgeon. NEWCASTLE, W. T. ORS. I. i H. B. BUGLET. ttomtropathiHtx, SEATTLE, W. T. 0%. H. B- BAGLET. LATE PROFESSOR OF PnMlslM soil Practice of Surgery 111 the Kkkl|Ml Oram) Medical College, will make OpnttwlergerysndSurgiCßl Dlnuaitee a apt-dal tf, u4 «IU attend to calls In any part of the ••ad. dl» HR.G.V. CALHOUN, Seattle*, W. T. 01* *o. 1, Duprteh Building, apposite OREL dental Hotel. OR. G. A. WEED, WIUKON AND PHYSICIAN, RBATTLE, W T. D. LOCKE, M. Dm DENTIST, tamaatot Office— Kront Boom. up-stalr* Block, Sratte W. T. jy:»l DENTISTRY. MEM See la Hlouk kl' i rtt'a New Build- liy la| ou Commercial sirect. All work •» nmlrH. Cm J.S. MAGGS f ~ Dentist, OKFJICK, MILL STREET, •wrfcaau and Harneea Store, EAST Or OC CIDENTAL HOTEL. n». Electro Magnetism -AND HYDROPATHY ! Mt klbctro magnetic medicated ■®H Will Cars Bare y*U. Kheumatiem. of Nervoue Affection*. Also, will 29ys*eod, sad eeune thorough action of organ* of the body. '•Wsabj contract. Eureka Bath Rooms ssniaiia acHwaaarma's stoar, COMMERCIAL tmtKET. H. CLARK. VBUCTOR & WILDER. • " FIRST • CLASS *Oll AT TllK LOWKSTRA 7 />. out (I I for r*i«in* utl iuotibj will iIUaJ ia «n.-h order* wttt V**'"*' dispatch. 2J Street .opposite the FaTilion. MORRIS I CO. Q*il and Mining *** «. kiMf! B*li<hn«. * Wuhl«|4m ttrr<la *»•*. Territory. *** »ur I out °t tbe common, winch in the course of time obtain more <>r ims popular beli. f. have ..btained th? g-neral and generic title of Vulgar Errors. Lt u« examine some of these It is largely Ixditved that th<s drug manna, to lie found in «|<oth<caries' ju.rf sometimes a« a gentle laxa tive fur children and delicate (lersons. i- identical with the food which fell from heaven and fed the Israelites 'as described in the fifteenth cnapter of Exodus), on their forty years' journey in the wilderness. Jom LZAIT The maniis of Scripture is described as "a small round thing, as small as the hoar-frost on the ground" which was found on thr earth every morning, and melted when the sun waxe<l hot —twice the quantity falling on the sixth ilay, HO that tliTe was no need of collecting it on the seventh day, which was the Sabbath. This Uianna is stated to have had the properties of corn, for it could be ground in a mortar, baked or boiled, fhe word manna h:yi been derived back from the Hebrew, signifying a gift. Sa cred Writ says "it was "like coriander seed, whitr», and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey." One idea is that this m.intia was mir aculously created, at and for a certain time and emergency; another, that it is identical witli an article similarly named which exudes, in the peninsula of Minai, from a species of tamarisk tree. Only six hundred or eight hun dred pounds of this are gathered in six week*. The manna of pharmacy exudes from a specie* of ash tree, growing in the aouth of Italy and in Sicily. It flows iroin incisions made in the trees, is of a yellowish-white hue, is brought over in small pieces, hxs a taste of honey, and a spongy, pasty feel. Evidently the name has chiefly caused it to IKS the supei natural food of the Scripture. That the swan sings immediately be fore his death, is another popular error, which was contrtdicted by Pliny, the Roman naturalist, some eighteen hun dred years ngo. Lucian, vElian and Scaliger, all of whom are classical au thorities, have echoed this denial. Col eridge employed the idea in hia epi gram on a bad vocalist, thua: "Swans sing before they die; 'Twere no bud thing. Would certain persous Die before they sing." It was long believed that the mole has no eyes and the elephant no knees. This arises from the fact that the eyc9 of the mole are exceedingly small and deeply sunk in his head. Every one who has visited a menagerie can testify to the fact that he has seen elephants' knees. There is mi erroneous impression that the pelican "cftimes turns her beak against hor own breist, and pierces it therewith until the blood gushes out, whereof bcr young partakes, and is thereby nourished." TN do this a sharp beak is required; but the beak of a pel ican is broad and flat, like the spatula of a druggist, and incapable of pierc iritr its own breast. The bird of paradise, formerly very scarce, but now common enough since the discovery of New (Jninea and adja cent Papuan Islands, has been the sub* ject of many legends One is that, not having any feet, they perpetually fly, from their birth to their death, resting in the air, and living upon flies. Another vulvar error concerning these birds is that, nature made a hele in the back of the male bird, in which tho fe male lays her eggs, hatches her young, and feeils them until they are able to fly- . . Yet another bird, the phumix, has been the subject of many wild belief*. Sir Thomas Hrowne, who flourished in the seventeenth century, and who wrote a great many curious volumes, includ ing an "Enquiry into Vulgar Errors," and ha* told us * good deal about tins fabulous bird, which "lives for many hundred ye «rs, and theu bums herself on a piie of many scented woods, from the ashes whereof rises, up a young plucuix." Tiicre was an obi belief, wholly nil foumifd on any fact in i.mural history, tlmt the barnacle— a specie* of shell tioli which attaches itself t«» the bottom of ships, —la-comes, when broken ofi". % species of g<H>se. Even llolin*lled. the historian, who lived and wrote in the time of Queen Eliial>eth, has gravely recorded that, with his own eyes, he saw the feathers of these barnacles ''hauging out ot the shell at least two itches." Several other ancient and credulous writers have expressed a like belief Gerard says in his "Herbal:" "Tbera are in the north part of Scotlande cer tiine trees, whereon do grow shell-fish es, etc., etc.. which, falling into the wa ter. do Itecome fowls, whom we call fti»r»>. xcUt : in the north of Knglai.d, hr>mf rfrtDt: and in Lancashire, trtt ytv*. Conversing on this subject not loug ago, with an intelligent Scotch friend of wine, who had resided a long time in the West Indies, he said: "When first I went to live in the Island of Domi nica. where, on some parts of the coast, a species of willow trees grows, and droop over the sea, 1 was a>tonislicd to find a ktcat uiany small utters hang ing from their branches" In explanation, he added: "The tide rises several feet on that coast, so that the overhanging branches of the trees are covered with salt water fer several hours each day. and numerous oyster* attach themselves thereto. W hen the tide ebba. the oysters remain clinging to the branches, and it looks as it the treea was literally U-aring these pleasant bi valves." 11. DOANE. An old IK."lief, utterly without founda tion. is that n salamander. which i* a small littfd of the Utrachian order of reptiles, will li»e if cw«t into a great fire, lialen and other early medical writer* bare ridiculed and denied this. On tlte otb-»r hand, Dioaroridea, whoM Hth iMjoki on wnifiTM written in lb« first ceutury, enjoyed ; considerable reputation far into 1 K Tfnteenth, and were translated IBto SEATTLE, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1877. Vulgar Errors. several languages, given full credence to that ridiculous statement, even affirming that, should a glass-house fire l>e kept up for more than seven years, tbere is uo doubt that a salamander would be found engendered in its ashes. Lord I'yron uiore than once refers to this in hi- poem of "The Giaour,'' sav ing : " The miud that broods o er guilty woes Is like the scorpion girt by fire ; The circle narrowing as it glows, The ti*uies around their captive close. Till inly scorched by thousand throes. And maddening in her ire. One <ad and sole relief she knows. The sting she nourished for ner foes, Whose venom never yet was vain. (jives but one pang, and cures all pain, And darts into her des|>er»te brain." He appended a note to this paatage, which alludes "to the suicide of the scorpion, so placed by experiment by gentle philosophers." Thus the reptile silamanderor scorpion, is believed by the credulous either to live in fire or to commit suicide rather than to fistaiu its tortures. A strange belief about the tenth egg and tenth wave is noticed bv Sir Thomas Browne, in his strange and learned work on "Vulgar Errors," pre viously mentioned here. That the tenth wave is greater and more dangerous than any other is au ancient maritime superstition, and is distinctly referred to in a well kuown passage of a poem l»y Ovid, the Latin poet. So it has been averred that the tenth e gg i 8 greater than any other, by vari ous learned authors, profane and* cleri cal. Some of the latter have ascribed this greater magnitude to Providence, whr>, no doubt (in their minds), recog nizing the payment of the clergy by tithes, made the tenth egg especially large, for the advantage. Among minor vulgar errors ar« the following : That a man weighs mora fasting than full; that a sheep-skin drum hur.'ts at the beat of a wolf-skin drum; that young vipers when they are born destroy the maternal female; that a woman marrying a convict under the gallows will save him from the execution; that those who are born at sea (of British parents) belong to the parish of Stepney, in London; that the hare is one year a male and the other a female; and that meu are sometimes transformed into wolves, and back from wolves to men. A PAT KKJORT. —I bad beard soma thing like it before, but I am confident it was original with our good clargy mau who flashed it out upon the deacon. It was Rev. Mr. Bixby, a good old Methodist divine, who had to come to our town to preach on a certain Sab bath during the sickness of the settled pastor. He made it bis home with Deacon Somerby while on bis visit. It was in the month of February, and the walks out of doors were very icy and slippery. On the way home in the afternoon, after the day's work was done, the minister slip|>ed upon the ice, and would have fallen had not the deacon, who was a strong man, caught liiui by the arm. and upheld him. "Ah, parson," said Sonerby, with a light laugh, after he had seen his guest safely on his feet, "the wicked stand in slippery places." "Yes," quick retorted the clergyman, with H merry twinkl*, "I see they can, u.y brother; but I llnd it very difficult." MISCELLANEOUS. A. MACKINTOSH, .Notary Public and Conveyance Real Estate a«d Tax Agent. lia*a complete Abetract of Title to all Lauda lu King OMSI|. Will attend t<> the purchase aad rale of anywhere on I'uget Hound. Special attention paid to Transfer of Ileal Eatate and Payment of Taxea. Patronage solicited and aatla faction guaranteed. Office on Mill atreet, nearly opposite the "Oc li'ental Hotrl NEW PATENT. A. C. CAMPBELL HAS A LATE IMPROVE*EXT ON THE LEATHERS' ARTIFICIAL STONE ! The Improved Patent is dated C ft. Patent Office, Dec. 19. lir«-N*. 1W.554. By this improvement stone can be made much cheaper, faster, and with a better ftnuh ttaa by the Leather*' old patent. Anyone deal ring to *e« the Stone made by this late pro cess. can do eo by calling at my residence on Be<vind street. Seattle, or at Dr. Barley's, where can be seen a Vase made of this last patent. The Vase I sold him for >23. which conld not be made of natural atone for $l5O. and then Dot say better. I am now ready to contract for all kinds of Stone Work. Satisfaction given. or no pa*. t am aleo prepared to sell righta for say portion of Waafctngtoc Territory Shp Bight* for •>& . iVualy Bights from fJM to 11-OOS, sad ipnHb Any person baying Bights will be instructed bow to make the Stone. I am the sols owner of this improved pateat for Waehiogtoe Territory. Je*Mtf A. & CAMPBELL J »FSPECTECLI.T or* E*s HER IB VICES Ladies* Nurse. Kooma en Front atrret. over Bowe'a Qrocwry Store. «21-dtf JT. *C. • ttUVE BRASrM every VIDItIDAI EVENING at TJ» o'clock. la the Msaoate Hall. Mnabers ml tbe Ordsr sr* invited to attend By order of tke *. •. MISCELLA NBOUS. BUY YOUR GOODS B B 0 nits & G 0 THEY KEEP THE L AUG ESI ASSORTMENT, AX!) SELL CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHEK HO USE j IN THE TERRI TO R Y I - . SHERMtN&HIDE Corner Kearney A Sutter Streets. Sun Franolsoo bEALERH IN asirmc AMD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. TUI2 UNEQUALLED Tbaae Snpctb Inatrumenta bin a-hlrvrd a nroM unparalleled 1b tb« luatory of ita»<vfort« Manufacture. They m» ranarfcahla far Great Tolas*. Potty and Bwwtatm of Toot, ud XsoraMUty. CENTENNIAL AWARD! Grand Triumph for the Weber Pianos. Weber received the higheat »wd fur sympa thetic. pore and rick ton*, combined with grvat •at power. aolldlty of corn*ruction, and eicel. leoce of workmanahip. aa nhown to Orand Square aad Cplight Piano*. Sherman & Hyde's Square Grand Pianos in Elegant Cases, $450. Reliable Cheap Pianos. $350. The Celebrated Standard Organ Received the Mad*: and iHp.vmaaaf Award at tha OMtaaala!. Warranted and aul<l on ran W. I. JAMESON, AUNT, For WMbiagtno T«rri(nc STEAMBOATS, £c. STEAMER PHANTOM WIIX LEAVE SEATTLE EVERY Sauday, Tnes3ay and Friday, At * o'clock. A. V , For Port Townsend, And R*turning Every MONDAY, THURSDAY ASP SATIRDAY MORNINGS : For freight or passage apply on board. ooU Temporary Arrangement! DVNIXO THE CONTINUANCE OK REPAIRS to the North Pacific, the STEAMER ANNIE STEWART Will leave Seattle for Port Townsend oo (Sunday nights at 12 o'clock, and on Thursday mornings at 3: connecting at that place with the babel for Victoria. Returning ahe will leave Seattle for Tacotna. Steilacoom anl Olynijiia. on Tuesday and Eridav evenings at about rt o'clock. THE ALIDA During this time Will make FIVE TRIPS a Week to and from Taconoa leaviig each night except Tuesday and Saturday. au'23-tf New Arrangement. Until Further Notice, the Steame" KKPHYII WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS : Uave SEATLLE every MONDAY and FRIDAY forTACOMA. BTEILACOOM and OLYMPIA. Returning from thoso pla.es every Tuesday and Saturday : and will leave SEATTLE for MI CKILTEO, LOWELL £ SNOHOMISH CITY, eTery WEDNESDAY, returning on Thursday. Eight o'clock will be the hour of departure at both ends of the route. aulS-tf For Tacoma, Steilacoom and Olympia. The New Ptswnger St*»mrr MESSENGER ! CAPTAIN J. O. PAIIKF.P.. WILL LEAVE SEATTT.F FVFUV Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, AT SEVEN O'CLOCK. A. M. jjlil-lltf PUGET SOUND STEAM MVIGATIOX IWI New Arrangement Until Further Notice ! The Steamer North Pacific Will leave Seattle for Victoria and Way Port* every Monday and Thursday Mornings, at 5 A. si. The Steamer Annie Stewart, For Port Townsend arid Way Ports, every Tuesday and Friday, at S A. M. The Steamer Alida, for Taco ma, every day except Sunday and Wednesday, at 10 p. M. tuyll-dtf NORTHERN TRI\SP9RTITIOX (fl.'V, Carrying the U. S. Mails. - fe TMK STEAMER J. I). LIBBf. Ckpt. Rriltatu.< f !!.<• above Com pany. will leave Seattle rvcry MONDAY, at 7 o'cSvk, A. M . for Whidb* I*!aiid, t'lsalady. [.a «Vi.nt r and Whatcom : ami every FRIDAY for Whldbv lalaad. Vtaaladjr ami J.a Contrr; return ing on W-.lneedaj r and Saturdxva - I* THE STEAMER DISPATC H. •nvCML ('apt. Mi'tiror, will leave Siattle every THrRSI >A Y EVEXINO, at 1.) o'clock, for Port Ti.wnaend. San Jiaa I«land arid Beriiiahnioo. letumlUK on Sumlaya. F'-r freight or pa»«age app> on board. J. C. BRfTTAIN. Seattle. Apri! 31. It/77. aUT-dawtf TO FARMERS & LOGGERS. THE LIGHT-DRAFT STEAMER CAPTAIN L. t.REFN, WILL LEAVE PEATTLE POR Duwamish and White River EVERT MOKDAY AMD THCMDAY. For freight or paaaa-' apply on board. Will a to water vesael#, and low raftaor lighter*. LREtN. HHP Ml \ l BIILET anT-dawtf Tlio Stoamor Fanny Lake J. 8. HILL, - - MASTER. WILL LEAVE SEATTLE FOR Centreville, I'tMalady Skagit & lift Conner EVEiI •Hoiufaif atuT TAwrMtoy. Jelhlewtf MISCELLANEOUS. Crawford k Harrington, IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS S E A. T X la E, w. T Have on hand a large and well assorted stock of goods in their line, consisting of Foreign and Domestic Hardware and Cutlery Iron and Steel, assorted. Blacksmith and Carpenter Tools. Agricultural and Mining Implements, Crockery and Glassware. Paints & Oil Hemp and Manilla Cordage, Groceriesand Provisions, Wines Liquors, Etc. AGENTS FOK THE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY QF LONDON, &C VC rALBOr COAL, FOR CITY TRADE, FOR} SALE FROM WHARF CRAWFORD & HARRINGTON. SEATTLE. W. T.. July l„, , STS . " THE ARCADE ! FRONT STREET, SEATTLE DRY GOODS, FANCY GOODS, GLOVES, <fcc. Ladies and tents' Famishing Goods, Trniks, VALISES, ETC. Our Spring Stock has arrived, ami comprises* the most Fashionable Goods in the market. We call special attention to our FURNISHING GOODS and CLOTHING DEPARTMENT. GENTS' HATS -A. SPECIALTY. BOYD, POM & YOUNfi. NEW GOODS AND NEW STYLES BY EVERY STEAMER. PINKHAM & SAZE, ARE SELLING THEIR CLOTHING ! —A>«) GENTS FURNISHING GOODS CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY. au3 L. P. SMITH & SON I'h ast- Call and Examine our Ktock Our Motto is—Fair Dealing, Quick Sales and Hmall Profits. STORE ON FRONT STREET. Opposite the Breweiy. JelMlf W. A. JENNINGS, WLotmle tort K«U1I Dttlvr tn Cbutcr GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, HARDWARE, FINE TEAS, CROCKERY, 6LASSWARE, FLOUR, FEED, &C. Imported and California Wines, Foreign ami Domestic Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco. All Good* Guaranteed as Represented. Goods Delirerod in the City Free | of Charge Have just received » Addition tu tin ir Stork of WATCHES Clocks, —AND — JEWELRY, Of every deaimblf f-tjlc ami kind. They return their sincere thanks tb the public for the very gen«-rons patron ape bestow»-d since their return from California. NO. 106.