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STAT E 1 OF "NORTH" CAROLINA,
h EquitySprin; Terra, A. !)., 1848.
ph' Owens, George (). Tarrh and wife, Maria M.,
many places undergoing a change, sograd- PXCP,(,in,S quck; vibratory
ual as not to be observed at any one time.
Some of the north-western parts of Eu
rope, for example, are experiencing a
slow uphcuvnl equal to five or six f-et in
a century, while on the coast of Green
land the subsidence, or depression, is such,
that even the ignorant inhabitants have
learned that it is not prudent for them to
build their huts near the. edge of the wa
ffr Siimtlar r . 1 ti rr o rn rtl r i a 1 a r
rious o:her places, but they obviously bear m lhal J1"" -free may t
;r,-..-s--i ,r. , , :. ,, . , r . ii- wHiLioincmj niiu itiiriy varus over, sion oi me nroKen parts, immediately
2&Zl:. ! " fhe0lf j;. h, VT l "V10 T fi Who oenJxo toe ; Mow it. when, the Lotin has groa,
i in memseives. nui aiso, ny.meansot your of eieht or ten ft nrl 1 rrM.,.ii . tt0o.,..c, i . i... . ,.:..
f, merit, 'naillustraiie beauty. The Model Magazine Widely disseminated paper, to stimulate down ; some of these have been surroun- of forty five decrees where the line of ome le nortrj. western parts ol Lu
ifii, nineieemn crmury : : van innnirv as in wnptnpr s eimiior rhonr , .ii:,i-- u.. r , . . . . i , - . ... . .
"-: ..... . . .. .... t j . w......... ,.....vs i utu vfii nii'ujr- iiv a. nssiirp vvnip i is not irrriir- ic nni.,,11.,1 , t v. .,rnt.n.
ic f.ini r in the land can atlord to be without Holden . i l. t i- i . jl j - - ... ..vv ...vui,, w miunn iu mr uuriuuu ui mc
?V.;.li ; mena have been observed in any other yet entirely filled ud. Iti snmp instanrr. HmV J,rf. ; nL.'cli,i0i,
.r for the trifle of One Dollar, who will not wish to rts ol the Alleghany range. j the trees' oh their sides, none of them large, fifteen feet. rThis state of things, howev-
w'jscnbei j A number of persons had stated to me are bent consmerab v from the nprnpnH in. pr.VVnillfl incavitultlv; K r rril 1 1 rod at cnli
The treat lealure ol llolden is, that, while being p-! ,i , irr . . ... , , ..t u ' i i . .. -T k o v., ,
liirlr Arneneairtn aentimentandfeeling.it gathers and ,hat Hl ""fleient periods, within the recol- "Inr, showing that they had attained some an inclination by the force of gravity a
fiHoJiea all the beauties of the French, Engliab and lection of persons now living, j portion of siz before the change of level took place lone, causing the parts separated by the 1
American l er.od.cam, wn.ie o.wardmg their toii.es and , a certain mountain in Hay wood county ' on the surface where they grow. 1 shock to sink somewhat as they descend
,,crg. A combination of the Encyclopedia, the (azet- i Uaf Kori t",nlot-tl,r onitoi i t,.. Th w1e l n .i : . t , ...
....v. ..vii uujf nguoicu ami uumni iu "' o ui me muumniii K"aiiy are iiic uiuuiimiti sitje. iower oown, wnere
pieces. The first of these shocks rememLcovered by a good vegetable mould, not the steepness is not so gr eat, the eleva
bered by any person whom I have seen, particularly rocky, and sustaining trees of tions much exceed the depressions. The
occurred just prior to the last war with ; 'rge size. But along the belt of convul-I same is true of the appearances on the
....... ... jai iui,.. oincc men nre iiiucti more aounaant, 1 soum s;ae oi in orancn. wnere trie sur-
and thereare only young treesgrowing. the face is almost level for several hundred
elasticity pfwhich enabled them to stand yards ; and I think that any one survey,
during the shocks. j ing th& whole of the disturbed ground will
With reference to the mineral'structure ! De brought to the conclusion that there
of the locality, it may be remarked that j nas been a general upheaval rather lhan
that entire section seems to constitute a : 11 depression, and that the. irregularities
They have generally been heard distinct- : hypogene formation. It consists of gra- now observable are due to a force acting
ly by persons in the town of Waynesville, S nites, gneiss, sometimes porphyrinic, horn- nom below, which has during the shocks
some twenly miles off. ? The sound is de- blende rock, micaceous schists, clay slate, unequally raised different parts of the sur
scribed as resembling of distant -thunder, j and various other . metamorphic strata. ,rtCe- One of the earlier geologists, while
but no shaking of the earth is felt at that ! The nearest aqueous rocks that I know of j ln,S science was in its infancy, would pro
distance. In the immediate vicinitv of! are the cnmrlnmpratP nrt.ctornc co. ! bablv have ascribed these nhenomena to
the mountain, and tor lour or -five miles i dimentary limestone, in the vicinity of the
around, this sound is accompanied by a Warm Springs, fifteen miles distant in a
slight tremblingof the earth, which con- i direct line. If any volcanic rock has been
tinues as long as the sound lasts that is. found in hundreds of miles I am not aware
for one jpr two minutes. After each of of it. The mountain itself bears the most
these shocks the mountain was found to ! indubitable marks of. plutonic origin. It
ne iresniy rent and broken in various ! consists mainly of a grayish white granite,
in which the felspar greatly predominates,
but it is sometimes rendered dark by an
excess of mica in minute black scales.
This latter mineral I saw also there in
small rather irregular crystals. Some
portions of the rock contained, however,
concentrated along, certain
During any commotion in tl.t
of electricity, the currents ale:
or at her where they are
might give rise to sensible
ooserveu on sucn occanou.
ogous to some of the pbservt
electricity. In the -present i
line of force appears -to coinc.
direction of the magnetic t
represented that the sound
the convulsions is heard inorr".
Waynesville. twenty mil-
than it is within two or three
east or vest of the locality,
some half a dozen or more have been no
ticed. The latest occurred something
more tha'n three years ago, on a clear
summer morning. These shocks have
usually occurred, or at least been more
frequently, observed, in calm weather.
the presence underneath the surface of a
bed of pyrites, bituminous shale, or some
other substance (Capable of spontaneous
combustion, which had taken fire from
no analogy to the facts under considera
tion. Again, it is well known that earth
quakes from time to time agitate violent
ly portions of the earth's surface of grea- j
ter or less extent ; lhat while one single
shock has permanently raised two or three j
feet the coast of Chili for several hundred
miles, otiiers have elevated or depressed
comparatively small Spaces. It usually
happens, however, that when the shock is
so forcible at one point as to break the
solid strata of the globe, the surrounding
parts arc violently agitated for considera
ble distance. In the present instance,
however, shock for half a mile at least in
length and for the breadth of one hundred
yards, is such as to cleave a mass of gra
nite of seemingly indefinite extent, and
so quick and sudden as to displace the
Having an opportunity afforded me a
few days since, I paid a visit to the local
ity, and devoted a few hours to a hurried,
examination. It is situated in the north-
cmnllovt Pr : rr m inl rvn tVio. nrlr nml
being penetrated by a stream of water or yct al tho hoilSP of Mr Rogers, less than
some other accidental cause. If such a , haf ft me distRllt a slighl trembling on
combustion were to take place at a conside- ,visfeIf not sufficicnl to excilP alarm
rable depth below the sui face.and should to wnije al lhe distance of a few miles, though
aconsiderableextentheatthestralaabove, tho sound is heard, no agitation of the
they would thereby .be expanded and gr0und is felt. Should we adopt the view
thickened so as to be forced upward. ' 0f ,hose who maintain lhat all the central
buch an expansion, though it would be - r ,u .,u .. r r....z
ifii ia ui iuc cut iu nir ill n, ainir ill iuxiiim.
long line, though it is more i
particular point. In adverti..
to the minner in which the
observed at ihis place, might ;
accounted for, it is not my ex;
be able to arrive at their i
whose attention is mainly i!ir
litical affairs, 'and who at i;.
an occasional glimpse of a Lt
ought neither to assume, trnr ;
ted to accomplish this. I 1. .
the above mode -of making
to the causes, solely locivi!-!
plain the facts observetl in
' gible manner than I could iV
detail of the Appearances
narrated. Perhaps those w!.
i chiefly occupied wih the c
, of such subjects, will find a:i
of these nhenomena. bho;;.
; be instrumental in elicititu
in relation to similar distur:
I where in the Alleghany r;i:
i nublicalion mav answer
j purpose. 1 '
verv respect h..
Messrs. Gales 6i JSeaton.
eastern section of Havwood entintv. npar
7 7 J . f " .1 : i i
lhe head ot Fine's creek. The bed of lls u,,rc '"8" m neariy etpiai pro
portions ; the quartz, in color, frequently
approaching ash gray. In several places
I observed that the granite was cut verti-
the little creek at the mountain is proba
bly elevated some twenty six or seven
hundred feet above the level of the ocean.
The valley ot the French Broad, at the
Warm Springs, some fifteen miles distant,
is twelve hundred feet lower. They are
less in granite than in some other strata
as shown by your fellow-townsman. Col.
Totten,would nevertheless, if the heated
mass were thick and the elevation of tem
perature considerable, be sufficient to raise
and that violent movements of parts of
the melted mass give rise to the shocks
which are felt at the surface, the expla
separated, however, by a .mountain ride Sround lumPs of common opaque white
of more than four thousand feet elevation I Iuartz; intersected by narrow veins not
above the sea. and there are hirfi mnim. ! exceeding half an inch in thickness, of
.. . -o !, 1 f -I - I i
tains in all directions around the locality sI,PCUmr iron' OI Ine n,sesi aegree
innnti Th. ;mm,i;..to Kit r; brilliancy and hardness that that mine
cally by veins of gray translucent quartz, lne surlace. as much as it appears to have
of from one to six inches in thickness. 1 been elevated ; such an expansion. how
There were also lying in places on the i ever bring necessarily from its nature ve-
ry gradual, would not account lor the va
rious violent shocks nor for the irregular
The As io tic Cholera provt
tion. the Medical Examiner?
.... , . ' n . ? i ..t ,
nation ol lliisand similar phenomena is inuamation anu ulceration :
jtill not free from difficult'.' Upon the j membrane of the bowel?. '
supposition that the solid crust of the globe . of the stomach and intestine
has no greater thickness than that assum- putrify, vomiting, and swrlii:
ed by Humboldt, some twenty-odd miles, domen quickly follow, an !
". is i a 1
it would scarcely seem that such a crust, sinks. Ur. Maxwell, ol
. UTt 1
- mr a-. . a - . a
in question. The immediate object of in- """'"" ",,u lli,u mmerai
terest is the western termination' of a ,s capable of possessing. It may be re
mountain ridge nearly halt a mile to the i markpd 'hat ,her arp- n different direc
east of the house of Mr. Matthew Rogers. l,ons 'v,th,n 1 w, m,,es of the locality, two
The tob of this ridee. at the olace where ; consideraoie deposites ol manegic iron
composed of rocky strata, would have the cured himself by copious dr
requisite degree of elasticity to propagate vescent soda powders in co! !
it has been recently convulsed, is some
three or four hundred feet above the creek ;
at its western extremity, but it rises ra
pidly for the same distance as it goes off ;
to the eastward towards the higher moun- ,
tain range. The ' northern side f this
ridge I had not time to examine, but the
marks of violence are observable at the
top of the ridge, and extend inr a direc
tion nearly due south down the side of the
mountain four or five hundred yards, to a
little branch ; thence across it. over a flat
or gentle slope, and up the side of the
next ridge as far as I went, being for three
or four hundred yards. The tract of
action of the surface. On the other hand,
if the burning mass were near the sur
face, so as to cause explosion by means of
gases generated from time to time, it is
scarcely inconceivable that such gases,
while escaping through fissures of the
rock above, should fail to be observed, in
asmuch as a great volume would be ne
cessary to supply the requisite amount of
force, noMs it all conceivable that such
a state of things would not be accompa-
intimate mixture. Having but a few hours ! nied by a sensible change of temperature lorcf or belts, the limits of which seem fnm th- vt
to remain there, I do not pretend thattherej at th surface. The difficulty in the way to nflVe heen pretty well defined by geol Captain Scor
oi sucn a supposition is .greaiiy increased
he afterwards saved many
same treatment. He says t'
J. '; . 'I!
oy win avail excepi rejicvir.
. i r " .
ui tiler ici uir-iiiiii liiiiii r -ii . ..
not done gently, it will be 1
rw a a - a a ' a
ore. the only rocK which 1 observed
there possessing any appearance of strat
ification seems to consist of mica, horn-
V 1 n n r Q n1 o little fu I w n o r i n o ctofo r ?
un iiu1') anu c nun n icui, in ci ouiiV' ui
a violent shock to so small a surface with
out a greater agitation of the surround
ing parts than is sometimes observed. Vol
canic eruptions, however, take place
through every variety of strata ; but these
volcanoes are rarely if ever isolated ; on '
the contrary, not only the volcanoes now Myriads of Aximalcl -.inactive,
but such as have been in a state seas, whre ihc water is pure
of rest from the earliest historic era, are tramarine rolur, partsof inet.n
a . 1 . .a a I .y-ws . t
distrinuted along certain great lines ol miles, i.ouu leei oeep, are i.
numbers rl mm .'
rehv raleulated it
are not many other minerals at the local
ity ; but I have no doubt but that the pre
dominating character of the formal ion is
such as I have endeavored to describe it,
and I have been thus minute in order that
others may be able to judge more accu
rately in relation to the cause of the disturbances.
Before visiting the locality I supposed
'illmm A , and James Owens, infants by their Guard
ln, Joseph Owens, against Klizabeth Kennedy, John M.
Xrnnedy, Uell and wife, Mary C, sister of John
and Klizabeth Kennedy, Nancy M. Kennedy and her
liifband, and Robert Kennedy, an infant.
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the
IVIoniln nil n r inlmhitnnf a nf .nnthpr SlHtc !' It IB or-
4tt& that publication be made for six successive weeks has been rent in various places.
in the Carolina V atchman, that said defendants appear sures or cracks most frequently run in a 5cc, which mav be removed Irom undcr-
iuhe.niCnof northern direction, and toward's the tops neath them by "the action of running wa-
Rowin, on the 8th Monday after the 4th Monday in Sep- i . ' . t .u r ,l
lember. 1848. and anawer the petition tof plaintiffs, or lhe mountains, but they are often at right ter or other causes. Cavities are thus
jadgment pro conffsao, will be rendered against them and angles to these, and in fact some may be produced, and it sometimes happen that
ne pennon be set tor hearing expane .as to mem. i found in a directions. While -some of considerab e bodies of secondary lime-
7 A. II. CALDWELL, C. M. ! , . . . . . . ' , .. . . , . I.
6t20 Printers fee 5 62 9. ) them are so narrow as to be barely visi- stone and other sedimentary strata sink
- - - . -1 ! Kl rttKor nrp f h rpp nr fnnr frt in vviiltn flnvvn with a violent shnek. This, hnwev-
, aa. . u f m v aj w a a aw a . t a x w a a va aa ava - - . m - -w .
(ltC Ot iJLOvlH VlaV OllUii. The annual falling of the feaves and the er, is found to be true only of such strata
ground examined by me was perhaps half that the phenomena might be produced
a mile in length from norlh to south. The by the giving way of some part of the
breadth of the surface subjected to vio- base of the mountain, so as to produce a
lence was nowhere more than two hun- sinking or sliding of the parts ; but a mo-
dred yards, and generally rather less than ment's examination was decisive on this
one hundred. Along this space the ground point. It not unfrequently happens that
I he fis- aqueous rocks on beds ot clay, gravel,
DAY IK COUNTY.
vurt of Picas and Quarter Sessions,
1 . . ' . T
August lprm, loto.
Barbara Uonter and others.
Hraxton D. Hunter and, others.
Petition for sale o
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the Court thai
DraxtonD. Hunter, Benjamin Baker and wife JJan-
rh, Uav.id Jones and wife Kliza.and Nathan Jones and
when we consider the form of the long
narrow belt acted on, and from lhe re
currence of the sudden violent shocks af
ter long intervals of quiet. Such a hypo
thesis in fact 1 do not regard as entitled
to more respect than another one which"
was suggested to me at the place. As it
has no other merit than that of originality,
I should not have thought it worth repeat
ing but for the statement ol fact made
in support of it. While I was observing
the locality, my attention was directed to
an elderly man who was gliding with a
healthy step through the forest, carrying
on his left shoulder a ri fie, and in his right
hand a small hoe, such as the diggers of
ginseng use. His glances, alternating be
tween the distant ridges and the plants
about his feet, showed that while looking
for deer he was not unmindful of the wants
of the inhabitants of the .Celestial Empire.
On my questioning him in relation to the
appearances, he said that he had observ
ed them often after the different shocks;
that the appearances were changed each
time at the surface; that 1 ought to see
it just after a shock, before the rain and
leaves hall filled the cracks, adding that it
did " not show at all now." He express
ed a decided opinion that the convulsions
were produced by silcer under the sur
face. On my remarking that though 1
80,000 eions, working uucp.v
creation of man to lhe preser.!
numlr of insects contained i
green water. What, then, rn s
of animal life in the Polar rr-;
lounn oi me ureemana sea, i r
x" v i a
ogists. but l am not aware ot there be
ing any evidence afforded of volcanic ac
tion, either in recent or remote geological
ages, w ithin hundreds of miles of this Io
cality. Even it such exist beneath the
sea, it must be at Jeast two hundred miles jati,uUl. connst. of that water.
distant. II men. we attnnuie tnese con
vulsions to the same causes which have
elsewhere generated earthquakes and vol
canoes, it is probable that tbis is the only
point in the Aleghany range thus acted
on? The fact that nothing else of the
kind has been, as far as 1 knovvpublish'd
washing of the rains has filled them so as are deposited from water. But at the
that at no place are they more than, five locality under consideration the rocks are
or six feet in depth. Along this tract all exclusively of igneous origin, and 1 may
the trees have been thrown down, and are add. too, of the class termed hypogene or
lying in various directions, some of them nether formed." For though felspar and
six feet in diameter. One large poplar, hornblende have been found in the lower
which stood directly over one of the fis- parfeof some pf the lavas, where the mass
sures, was lelt open, and pne balf of the had been subjected to great pressure and
iu juurs unu , - . , . v . . . . I i l. .. . . I : I
ifeSarah, Defendanta in this case, are inhabitants of irunK, io me nelgm O! more man iweniy cooieu siovti), yet quartz, aim miua ime, . h hftl jn hiims 0, ,,,
nonher State. It is therefore ordered by Court, that leet. is still standing. Though the fissures, never been lound as constituents ot any effective aent in clewin rocks
m7"p which passed directly under its centre, is volcanic rock, not even in the basaltic and excavating fhe earlh, yet 1 had not
ffjiVti uTr- not more, .than an inch in vvidth.it may be dikes and injected traps, where there d jt CQd exert sJh an influPnce
ier Sessions tbe held for the County of Davie at the observed for nearly a hundred yards. All must have been a pressure equal to sev- j nj buried under ground he sta-
wuu now id mwMiiur wi me am uuui; m i.v me roots oi trees w nicu crossed tne lines erai uunureu nu lOMiinrs. iv umxt-,- , . t f ni nn;n;nn tht ,,ne nf . u ,i ;
wmber next, and then and there plead, answer, or de- fPBtn r hmln TU . U lo coll.- .nnrlpd Kv crenlntrists that thove led l" suPPorl ' ms opinion tnaloneoi such a hvpolhesi
nuto,her aWff-'rtition,orthesamewillbetak fracture are broken. The rocks are also sally conceded 1 by geologists that those his neighbors ha(1 on the northde ot the nrobable It won
rra fesso and heard ex par tee na to them. uiuvru uicac uurs. uie, top oi me ; rucis, ui im.u mrw ' mountain found a sprite hot enough Io
'U!!r,,atr,,-HaIbin-C,erkaof T."2.tCottrt " i ridee which seems originally to have a principal part, have been produced at boi, an Hc also R((jed that some
wia.r. liip- 4in unnnir in a uviihi n . I - 1 l. . . : . n i i . .i-n.n. -,..ih itihuio mat ii'apn -'
. ' - " r;' ..... i ueen an enure iimas ui uraniie. is nrnKen trreai ueimis in int. rami ucir ium .,
" ' - o- . -. . uiree
.mmiu nrocciirp fllinnor J
Railroad K xtk a v a g a n r. . -Times
remaiks, lhat a huudfe!
sterling have leen lost in Kn'
ing of Kailrnads. There hi
rteriMj! check lo that cnterpri
And tr'bally the interests tf t!
to the world, is by no means conclusive. ni suffer, if ibis branch tr
since the disturbances here have not only conducted with a litile mire t:;
been unnoticed by writers, but are even r
unknown to nine-tenths ol those persons
living within fifty miles of the spot. Is
it then improbable lhat different points
of the great mountain range are sensibly
acted on Irom year to year ? It is true
lhat this may be the only locality affected.
It might be supposed that there is at this
place a mass of rock, separated wholly or
partially from the adjoining strata reach
ing to a great depth, ami renting on a flu
id basin, the agitation of which occasional
ly would give a shock to this mass. Though
such be not at all probable, yet it is con
ceivable that such a mass might posssess
the requisite shape ; and if at the top. in
stead of being a single piece, it should
have a number of irregular fragments res
ting on it below the surface, then it might
There is said to be .a w
Louis four feet four inches !
Nw Jersey. We should li.
potato very much. Seeing is 1
A LARGE ;
VLL lhe property of Jo!m M r,
tnatinz of House-1 1 .M anl
Farm ng t'tensils, To!. A.C. ; 1
1 Sulkr, 1 Oi. 1 Carryall. 2 to .1 -lbs.
Bacon. 2,000 bjh-:W Com. 2 :
SO to 75 .loads Hay., Sty Iki-V V.
Hog, 30 heaJ of Cattle, two 2 11
.,re Wagons, 14 head of Ilur.
Fodder, will be offered for !e. t
on a eredi' of twelve month.
he rnnable of nroducing inequalities oh- month. Bonds with apjr(rj
. - . . ...... -A
servable after each successive convulsion.
C. HARBIN, Cf k.
Sept. 28, '48. 2l:6t Printers fee, $5 50
in places. Not only have those masses of subjected to enormous pressure during
ears since he had seen on the m6un-
sj5Jj5J,V rock, which are chiefly under ground) been their slow cooling and crystallization.
!".TJaV.r ?TZnnnnixTr?U cleft open, but fragments lyingon lhe sur- Trior, therefore, to the denudation which
g r ivll a W JJNTHilt A5111Uiia g face have been shattered. All those per- has exposed these masses of granite to our
? COUNTRY PRODUCE of all kinds taken
I payment for work done by
I rMrr r
ajXAJ. jl,. UUULD,
Salisbury, Otcober 5, 1848. 22
,'' Sicily Wine and Tallow CanrtW
J w vavo,
tvfv lt Urge "PP'y of fin Ta,,ow CAN
Alto, tn rsllnt irtiU
&lhUe Ckin WINK.manufnctured for cook
"I purposes expresslr. P.Piiwm iaufc
.-wmj.UCl. V4, 1848. 23
sons who have visited it immediately af- view, they must have been overlaid and
ter a convulsion concur in saying that ev- pressed down while in a fluid state by su
ery fallen tree and rock has been mocrd. perincumbent strata of great thickness
The smallest fragments have been thrown and vast weight. It is not probable, there
from their beds as rhough they had been fore, that any cavities could exist, nor,
lifted up. In confirmation of this state- ! even if it-were possible that such could be
ment I observed that a large block of gra- j the case, is it at all likely that a granite
nite, of an oblong form, which, from its arch which! once upheld such an immense
Jm & I . - - I. I 4 An .l.H , ..vAirrt-it ..-.-ki.11 in rtn.lck- m tf u i' itnlrr
size, inusi nave weigueu iiuiicssuiainwuj im. , un'
thousand tons, had been broken into three the simple pressure of the atmosphere ; or.
pieces of nearly equal size. This mass even if we were to adopt improbable sup
was lying loosely on the top of the ground, position that the mass of granite compos
in a place nearly level, and there were no ing this mountain had been formed at a
signs of its having rolled or slidden. The great depth below the present surface of
tain, two miles to the norlh of this one.
but in the direction seemingly of the line
ol force, aTilazing lire for several hours,
rising up sometimes as high as the tops ol
the trees and going out suddenly for a mo
ment at a time at frequemvintervals. He
declared that at the distance of a mile
from where he was the brightness was
sufficient to enable him to see small ob
jects. Several other persons in the vicin
ity I found subsequently professed to have,
seen the same light from different points
of view, and described it in a similar man
ner. As no one of them seems to have
thought enough of the matterto induce him
to attempt to approach the place, though
. . . .
From the form, however, of the belt acted
on. as well as from other considerations.
iesis is only possible, not
......1.1 ..-.I... nnA .C.tll'
proOaOie. II U'IIU l-llflJJ uuir icouhj
be conceded that there was in lhe solid stra
ta below an oblong opening, or wide fis
sure, connected with the fluid basin below
and filled either with melted lva,ormore
probably with elastic gas, condensed un
der vast pressure, so that the occasional
agitations below would be propagated to
the surface at this spor. Or if we sup
pose lhat steam, at a high heat, or some
of the other elastic gaseons substances,
should escape through '.fissures' from the
surface, so as to accumulate from time to
time, until their .force was sufficient to
overpower the resistance, then a succes
sion of periodic explosions might occur.
Such a state of things would be analogous
to the manner in which Mr Lyell ac
counts for the Geysers, or Intermittent Hot
Springs in Iceland, except that the inter
Sale to commence on Wrdn !
tier, at the plantation car'. led the K
Wn of Salilory, ant on Th i
orday. the 7th, th anJ 9;h, at .
Salisbury, and on Monday, the 1 1
four miles below gaiiftarr.-
November IC, 1543 3i27
RAN" A WAY from the suV
May last a ne;ro man h'z-
"TV. snt. I s!va ta nrrmA ntt
plexion, 5 feet 9 or 10 triile- i '
Mranton, who puabiM-J hi )
pening of Burke county, lu J
since be left in that coanty. '17
One llun lrrd ;
will be paid for hi appr-!w-n- .
bury io John I. Shajrr , t r '
some persons represented that they had vuls between the explosions in this in-' Sal&lary, Nov. 13th IS IS.
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