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The Daily Dispatch: September 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
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le contribution. --We have just been informed, says the Charleston Mercury, that the accomplished naturalist, James Hamilton Cooper, has presented, through Professor Holmes, his entire cabinet of Natural History, as a contribution to the Museum measures eleven inches in length, nearly twice as large as any specimen yet discovered. It was obtained by a friend of Mr. Cooper's from Skiddaway Island, a few miles south of Savannah. Professor Agassiz has said that the Museum of the College of Cited States; that of Philadelphia being the first. It must now, therefore, be the first in the Confederate States; and Mr. Cooper has done well in thus disposing of his cabinet. We hope there will be many to follow his good example, and send whatevleston must become the "headquarters" for naturalists in this Confederacy. Professor Holmes, the Curator of our Museum, is now at Rev. Simon's Island, where Mr. Cooper resides, and is engaged packing and transmitting the collection to Charleston.
he bay crabbing, and Sunday he intends to go a fishing and give half he catches to the poor — and the other half — well, he'll give them to the poor, too. But that is only a temporary expedient; there must be some permanent relief. In one of Cooper's novels he describes the method, on the prairies, of fighting fire with fire; and so we must fight tight times with tight times. In fact, we are indebted to another of Cooper's novels for a hint on this subject. Let, then, every reader go Cooper's novels for a hint on this subject. Let, then, every reader go to some shoe-maker, or saddler, or some other worker in leather, but not all at once, or to the same shop, and there procure a leather thong or strap of from twenty-eight to fifty-six inches in length — we have a friend who will need the last figure, at the beginning — that is, with a buckle at one end and a row of holes, about an inch apart, at the other. On rising in the morning buckle the strap about you tight, just above the nips. At breakfast time, drink a glass of water and draw the str