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MUNN & Co, publtsliers of the "SCIENTI FIC AVE'iA V," have favoured us with Pliamuhlct conUininK the Patent Laws of the Hinted (States, together with all the forms necessa ry for applying for a Patent, information in regard o filing caveata, with remarks on its uses, etc, a Lsnount of fee required at the Patent Olfice, and aaveryi other information that is necessary to instruct a peraacmn-maktng lus own appucauona. iPrice Ilk eenU siuirle, or IS copies for one do! tare sent by Biail to any part of the United Bute. Address MUNIS &CUJ., Jew-tor March 10, 1849 STRAW "E01T1TST HAT MANUFACTORY, -10 North , Stcond ((reef, . oppotitt the Mudiwn How. .ti , TI1HG aubscribers would call the attention of m. 'Country Merchants and Milliners to their ex tensive assortment of fashionable Braise u Aonaisa Uiii a its aid Hats of the newest styles. Also, a Urge and general assortment fcf French a i American Artificial Flowers. Ribbons. Crown Linings, Oft Silk. Wire, Quillings, Back ram, dec, which they effor at prices that defy coin petition, , N. B. Palm Leaf HaU by Uie case or doxen. W. M. A I. E. MAULL, ... , Bonnet and Hat Manntadtitrars, , 30 North d street. Philadelphia June t, 1849- BLANKS, WjLANK5 oi every description can be ka by Hp ajyly ia l lb ofine of Uf Ajaxrwa. Q"!?! VPT POFTUY From the Mternry World. " ' GESTILITV'9 POOR. BT MIa. M. E. HEWITT. Oh! not llio bppgnf who speks your door, In his tatters, unshameil, bctlight; " But tientilily's sensiiirp, Buffering poor Shall wukun my song to nioht. . , For boldly the begger may wear his rags In Iho crowded and sunlit street j And bold at your portal he knocks, and beg For raiment and food to eat. I know he is friendless and starved and cold, And the storm whistles through tho chinks But never he hoardeth his want untold, Nor fears what his neighbor thinks. And never he shrinks in the world's turmoil, Where Gentility drives for bread; ' ' ' And nothing he knows of the wearisome toil . Of the secret needle and thread. The beggar is liotiseless. outcast, forlorn, Too wretched to need your curse; But he knows not the dun and fears not tho scorn , , ; That waits on an empty purse. The beggar is Jean want maketh him so, Pain causes his sinews to shrink ; But nothing he recks of the brain-wasting flow, ; . Of Poverty's pen and ink. Alns! for the needless, pride restrained From tho worldly whose sneer wo dread For the pride? like ' the ancient criminal, chained Tho living unto the dead. 1 Alas ! alas ! for Gentility's heir, Untutored in work a day thrift, Whose portion is poverty, striving and care, And to live by making a shut. Select (Talc. THE FIRST KISS. BY AS AMATEUR. When I speak of kissing, I don't include kissing mother, or sister, aunt, or grandma', or the little people : that's all in the family, and a matter of course. I mean one's wife, sweet heart, and other feminines, that are not kin or blood connection. "That's the sort to call kissing," and that is the sort 1 am going to describe. There is a beautiful village about twenty four miles north of New Haven, ealled in the Indian tongue, Pomperany. What it means in Indian I don't know. It was not taught us in the district school up there, where we learned our a b c's and after wards progressed as far as n-A, ba; kk-p., vim; Baker, when I was allowed to grad uate and enter the "Youth's Seminary," under the charge of the Reverend Mr. Ful ler. One of my schoolmates in the latter place was a bright, intelligent boy, of the name of Walter Marshall. I loved him, so did every body else in the old village love him. He grew up to manhood, but not there, Noj New England boys don't grow up at home before they reach manhood they are transplanted, And are flourishing in all parts and ports of the known world, wherever a Yankee craft has been, or the stars and stripes. Walter Marshall when he reached the aje of fourteen, arrived in New York from his native village in the destitute situation that is frequent among the New England boys ; that is to say, he had only the usual accompaniments of these unfledged chips, who alterwardx make the merchants and great men of this country, and not unfre- quently oi other hums. He hud a little Wooden trunk, pretty well stocked with "hum madis," a sixty-eight cent bilile his mother packed in for linn, h-arful that he might forget it, a three dollar New Haven city bank bill, and any quantity of energy, patience, perse vcrauce and ambition. He entered the counting room ot o large mer cantile house in South street. His honesty, activity and industry won nun many friends. Among them was an English merchant who had a large commercial house in Calcutta, and a branch at Bombay. . He was in this country on business connected ith His commercial firm at Calcutta, and did ms business with the firm Walter clerk ed it with ; and here the latter attracted his notice. He was sixteen years of age only, 'yet the Bombay gentleman fancied him, made him a liberal otter to go to India with him; which, after very little palaver among his friends, Walter accented. New England boys don't often start oil on their unusually lonjr, wandering excursions, with out first getting leave ol absence lor a lew days prepartorj exercise, which they spend in going wiiere tney originally came irom, and then, having a few good looks at the weather-beaten old village church, the high old steeple, which has wonderfully, redu' ced in sue and elevation since they first saw it, to notice it. ta school-boy .days then they must hear the old bell ring once more, even if they have to take spell at the rope ; then take a turn among the white grave stones see it there are any very green mounds, fresh made, and if so, to ask who among old friends has gone to his last rest ing place ; then to kiss mother and sisters shake hands with father and the stage is at the door of the tavern, and they are ready for a start to go "any where." Walter went up to do aud did do, all this ; but he did not get into the stage at the tavern. He walked down the road ahead of the coach toward the old bridge. and told the stage-driver to stop and let him get in It the minister's house at Farson Fuller. Mary Fuller lived there too, lor alio Happened to be the parson's only daugh ten She was the merriest, loveliest little witch that ever wore long loose tresses of auburn hair, and bad brae eyes. ' She was only twelve yean old, ana Walter was nearly seventeen. Sbe did love him though ; he was almost all ia all to her ; he had fought her battlei all through her child- isn campaign; ana sne naa no Drotner. one was waiters cousin too, a son oi nan first cousin, for her mother had been the half sister of Walter's mother. They were not too near related, for purposes hereafter to bo named. Poor Molly ! she would have cried her eyes otit on this occasion, had it not been that Walter's solemn phie get her ideas of the ridiculous in motion ; and she made a merry ten minutes as a vindnp to their parting scene. Three daj4 afterwards Walter was in New York, and just four months and twenty days farther -oh in Time's almanac he was making out invoi ces and acting a? corresponding clerk to tne hrm" in isoinimy. .. i I shall not stop long enough to relate how many times he went to the exhibition of venomous-looking cobra de capcllos bit n nf p ... . ng epoys just lor lun, ana to snow now nnocent the beauties were, and how easy their bite was cured ; how often he visited the far famed Elephant caves ; how many times he-dined with good Sir Robert Grant, the Governor of Bombay, and how he was with him, and what he said the very morn- ng ot the day the old scourge, the cholera. made the excellent Sir Robert his victim II these things I shall leave to another time, and a more apprepriate heading. I skip over all these, and six years ot lime beside, and land Master Walter at Staten Island, bring him up to the city in a steam boat, and leave him at a respectable hotel, nd there let him sleep all night, and take good "shore rest," after a tedious voyage of four months and more. The next morning we awaken him; make him get up, pay his bill, take a hack, and ride down to the New Haven steam boat, and go on board. It is seven o'clock, M. At one, r. AL, the boat has reach"- il the landing; his trunk and "trips" are on board the Litchfield singe '. he has taken seat inside; bis destination is an interme- iute village. He is alone in the stage ; no, not alone ; there is an old woman on the front seat, and a Presbyterian clergyman on the middle seat. The stage is up in the ily, and slowly meandering about New Haven town, picking up passengers, who have sent their names to the stage oflice, as is still customary in that staid and sober city of mineralogy, theology, and other ologies in general. I he stage Jehu pulls at the door of a neat little cottage in Chapel street to tako up a passenger, a young lady of sweet seventeen or therea bout. Before she has fairly got inside, Walter has noticed her, and she has noticed un too. He gazes in astonishment at the perfect vision of loveliness before him; he hasn't seen anything of the kind for some ears. J here is not a particle of copper about her. She, on her part, half laughing, has regarded him very attentively ; pushes back the golden ringlets that almost shut in er face, and takes another look, as if to be certain that she has made no mistake. "Here is a seat, miss, beside me," says the gospel preacher. "lhank you, sir, but I prefer sitting on the back seat with that gentleman, if he will let me," said the most electrical voice that Walter bad listened to in some time. 'Certainly, miss," said the delighted Bombay ite; and when she seated herself by linn, she gazed into his face With such a queer kind of mixed up delight and aston ishment, that Walter actually took a look doVu upon himself, to ascertain what there was about his person that appeared to be so pleasing to the fair maiden ; but he dis covered nothing unusual. 7 he stage rolled on toward Derby, at its usual rapid rate of five . miles an hour, and Walter and the merry maid seemed as chattey and cosey together ns though they had known each other fur vears instead of minutes. The minister tried to engage the ringlets in con- ersution, but lie soon found himself "no where." She had neither eves nor ears for anybody else but Walter ; and he had told her more about his travels, and Bombay scenery, than he ever 4old anybody else be fore or since. At last they came to Derby. ' Their hor ses had to be changed, and four fresh skele tons were harnessed and tackled on to the old stage. ' Walter handed the gentle girl back to her old seat as gracefully as he could have done had he never lived in Bombay, but always stopped in New ot. '. They were alone now : the minister and the old woman had got out at Derby. "Well we are off once more ; how far are. you going!" raid Walter, as the stagb went oil. . f . , . i "Not quite as far as Litchfield. You say that your friends reside at Pomperany. now glad they Will be to see you." "Very probably, unless they have forgot ten me which is likely, for I suppose I have altered some' in six years." 1 "Not a particle, I .; fVt 1 a a me pretty maid lorgot what Khe w as going to say, but at last remembered and continued n . 1 - "I should suppose you had not altered. for you said you were seventeen when you was last at your home, and now you are only twenty-three. You must have been grown nearly as large as yon are now.' , "1 ernapg so ; but still, Jam somewhat tanned by exposure in an East India cli mate." "Y' t I think you will be recognized by every body in the little village. , Do you know a young lady in Pomperany of the name of Mary Fuller Y' I .Whatl little Mary? my little wife,' as I used to call her! Wny, Lord love you, do you know her! Bless her heart! My trunk ia filled with knick-knacks for her especial use. ' Do I know herf Why, I have thought of her ever since I was away. , Young lady t why, she is a little bit of a girl ; uie is only ten years old. No ; she must be older than that now, I suppose I shall find her grown considera bly. By the way, are you not cold ? It's getting chilly." The ilelio,hled yo'Jng lady was trying to conceal tier lace, Which had called forth waiter's exclamation "Yes, it is. getting colder: it is nearlv dark ;" and so it was. Walter had a boat cloak, and after a very little trouble he was permitted to wrap tt around her lovely form ; and Somehow or other his arm went with it, and in the confusion he was very close to her, and his arm was around her waist, outside the tloak though ; then he had to put his face down to hear what she said, and somehow those long ringlets of soft, silky hear, was playing across his cheek. Human nature could not and Would not stand it any longer; and Walter, the modest Walter, drew his arm closer than ever, and pressed upon the warm rosy lips of his beautiful fellow-traveller, a glowing, burning, regular East India, Bombay kiss, and then blushed himself at the mischief he had done, and waited fof tile 6tage to upset or something else to happen ; but no, she had not made any resistance; on the contrary, he felt very distinctly, that she had returned the kiss ; the very first kiss too he had ever pressed upon a woman's lips since he gave a parting kiss to little Mary Fuller, and he would have sworn he heard her saying something, (about the very moment he had given that first long kiss of youth and love,) that sounded like "Dear, dear Waller." He tried the experiment again, and before the stage had fairly reach ed the village, he had kissed and re-kissed her, and she had paid them back kiss for kiss at least a hundred times. I The elttge was now entering the village. In a few moments he would be at Maty Fuller's house. He thought of hefy and he felt ashamed and downright guilty,. What would Mary, his 'little wife' lbat'wasto be, say, if she knew he had been acting so ? As these things passed rapidly through his mind, he began to study how to get out of the affair quietly and decently. "You go in the stage, I suppose, to the next town, or perhaps still farther! "Oh, no! not me." What could sic mean ! But he had no time to indulge in conjecture ; the stage drove up slap in front of Parson Fuller's door, and there was the venerable parson and his good lady in the door way ; he with a lamp in his hand, all ready to re ceive Waller, as he supposed. "Where will yob stop in the village 1 I will come and see you ? "I shall stop where yor stopi I won't leave, you. Here you have been kissing me this last half hour, and now you wont to run away and leave me. I am determined to expose you to that old clergyman and his wile in the doorway yonder. More than that, your "darling little wife" that is to he, as you called her in the stage, shall know all about it." What a situation for a modest, moral man ! It was awful. To be laughed at exposed : and who was she ! Could it be possible! He had heard of such charac ters ! It must be ; but she was very pretty; and he to be the means of bringing such a creature in the very house of the good and pious old clergyman and his sweet old pet and playmate his Mary Fuller! He saw it all. It was a judgment sent upon him. What business had he to be kissing a strange girl if she was pretty ! His uncle and aunt had come clear down the stone-walk to the door-yard gate, almost to the stage door, which the driver had opened. Walter felt that he was doomed ; but he had to get out. "Don't, for God's sake, expose me, young woman ! I will get out." "Ob," thought Walter, "it's all over with me ;" and now he shakes hands with the clergyman, and flings his arms around the aunt. "Mary!" exclaims the mother; "our Siary in the siage, as I live! bo, so; you would come up with your cousin, eh!" ; ''Yes, mother; and what do you think the impudent East Indian has been doing? He has kissed me at least a hundred times, and that isn't all; he tried to persuade me to keep on in the stage, aud not get out at all." "Ah, no wonder he kissed you ; he hasn't seen you for some years. How glad you must have been when you met! But what is the matter with you, Walter 1 Let the driver stop and leave your trunk at your father's, as he goes by, and do you come into the house. Why, what is the matter! A re j'ou dumb 1" "Aren't you ashamed of yourself, Wal ter, not to speak to my mother, when she is talking to you!" chimed in Miss Molly. Walter now found his voice, and before he got fairly inside, Miss Mary was his debtor for a round dozen of kisaea which she took very kindly. But as for Walter, his mind was made Up. He had turned over the subject during the la-it three min utes. He would marry that strange girl. . He was grateful;' she had saved him from depredation,' lost of character, and every thing else; but would she forgive hun for being so free with a stiaugc girl in a stage coach! Doubtful; hut she w ould have the chance at any rate. The wanderer received a glad Welcome from his family and friends in his old native village; and Mary Fuller was his travel ling companion about : the place ; and to gether they crossed the door-sill ol every old sarin nouse wmun a circle oi nve nine round. , Walter had seen enough ol the outside of the great world.. He had made some money, too, enough for his modest wants) he was old eneugh to marry and to was Mary Fuller,1 and before three months more had rolled over their heads, the venerable old father made them one, in the front parlor of the old glebe. When the vows had been spoken, the last prayer made, and the blessing pronounced, Wat ter clasped Mary to his breast, and imprint ed on her lips another first kiss ; but nqw it was the first thrilling kisj of married lOve and as he held her moment in his ardent embrace, she whispered gently into his ear -"Walter, dear, it is understood in tVio vow, no more kissing strange girls in a stare-coch ! ' Years have flown by since then, and now Walter Alarshall and his gentle w ife, and the little people they call their "stock In trade," are living pleasantly and happily somewhere on the other side of the Alle- ghanics) near a place called Pittsburgh, where he owns large tracts ot mines not umbug, wishy-washy, shining gold, but real, hard, substantial coal mines, produc tive to himself and to the country he lives nt Written for the American. tnr. vriNoEh tvttnsiurr'Eil. Athhcsscd to a bird that fete in St. James1 Church, Muncy) during divine service. Bv Louis Le'Roy. Bright, shilling one) What seek ye from the fields of air! No evil thou hast done, Thou hast no sins, no need of prayer. Or didst thou think To join with ns, ihy sinless praise, And thus thy chirping link. That with our songs to Him) 'twould raise ! ' Then list ye now To hear our chant ascend on high, List, if ye would learn hoxv We, praise the God of earth and sky. Nay, hnppy bird, Bo frightened nut our songs of praise, As, yet lliou hast nut heard ; Hark,, list, and with ouii, let thitio raise. Stny j et, oh slay A little longer, guiltless one, Oh, be not thus ntvaj-j Our-sacrod task will soon bo done. Yet if thou will Begone, bear these bur prayers nbnve, Then hasle thy task liillil, And bo the messenger of love. WildHmspurt, Nov. 11, 1849. LATIIERISd AS ENGLISHMAN. It ihay appear strange at first, but never- less it is true) that in Vermont there is occa sionally Che of tho b'hoys; aud practical jo- era aie brought up in every house. I be lieve it is necessary for a man to have consi derable of the Yankee about him in order to sell a green 'un completely. The slight in cident I wish to relato was nothing premedi tated; it was forced upon the perpetrator, and if you do not consider It cool enough for warm spring daysj I shall be inclined to think you are more accustomed to sedatives than 1 supposed. ' Dan, one of the greatest specimens of the bean-pole' family now extent, was loafing in in the Exchange Hotel, Burlinclon, Vermont, a few days since, With nothing particular to burthen his mind, and seeing tho morning paper upon tho table in the barber's room, ho stepped in and set down to lead. He had not been engaged but a few moments, when a portly Englishman, just from the province, came puffing in at the door. Ho looked a roUnd for a moment in some doubt as to tho probability of his being in the right shop, and finally growled out rather than said 'Is the barber in ?' 'I am the person that shaves,1 said Dan, slowly erecting his long, lank figure. 'Can 1 do anything for you in my line: V John Bull eyeing his proportions a moment and taking oif his hat sat down with tho air of one perfectly lesigncd to the ignominious fate of being shaved by a Yankee. Carefully tucking the clean, wliito napkin about his customer's double chin, Dan pro ceeded to nlako some lather. With a liltlo troublo he found a small shaving cup contain ing a bit of 'Wiiidtsor' somewhat larger than a big pea, into which ho turned a gill of warm, not hot water, and pioeeedod to beat up the soap in the most approved manner, until tho lutber, if so it may bo tailed, was ubout the color and consistency of milk. Then motioning his already somewhat impatient customer to lay back, he Commenced cover ing hi. face with tho liquid, beginning at the the tip top of his nose aud working back to wards hi ears. 'What! what! what's I hut furl1 blub bered out Bull. 'Keep your mouth shut,' said Dan, aa the brush slipped from the end of the nose into the cavity below. '1 Cannot work when you are talking ' Dan continued the operation of lathering until there was scarce anything uncovered but the forehead aud eyes, aud it was pretty curtain that the soap and. water was under- iiiing the very fouudaliona of the English man's enormous standing collar, when sud deuly he required a clean towel, and stepped oul to procure one. The kiiglistinirtn Waited u while but no cloan towl appeared. His neck wus begin ning to feel uncomfortable, uud tim liquid, devoid of anything in tho ehapo of froih, was klowly trickling down his back aiidsliouldon when ull at oiice the idea flashed across his mind that ho was sold. 'The dam' Yankee'.' was his first iustiuc live exclamatiou, then catching his hat he rushed for the door, but was loo lute ; he just caught a glimpse of Du'u'a fkirt aa he turned into Maiu street and waa out of sight. . The di&ooiniilted Englishman turned back, and begau to pace the floor, squaring about the cursed Yankees. After taking (wo or three turns he stopped, thought a moment and then burst into a loud laugh. 'Here, landlord, does that fellow board here!' 'He does,' answered the grinning host 'Well, give him that tobacco box. and tell him if he ever comes to Montreal, I want hirt to come mud See me, and t will eater tain him like a prince.' Here the bell tang fot the boat. REMARKABLE AtCIOKjtTi . At Whitehaven, England recently, a little girl was crushed to death by a locomotive which dashed into her fathei'a h)usc. Tho circumstances are thus re'ateJ in the report of the inquest : Shortly after leaving St. Bee's the train had to descend an incline of something like twelve feet into the town, and there being a hoar frost upon the rails, whico rendered ibem very slippery and caused tho train to go much faster than usual, the engine-driver at tempted to reverse tho engine, which is dono by fixing a particular handlo in a catch. Tho bundle, however, slipped back several times out of its place, until on Hearing the station at Whitehaven, seeing that an accident was (most inevitable, the brakes were put on, and the driver once more attempted to reverse the engine but in doing so the engine got four strokes forward, and passing tho station ran through the outer wall of the house of Mr. Pennington, and through another Wall nto his back parlor. Tho liltlo girl, Jano Pennington, was at the time silting singing n the kitchen, when tho engine passed over her, much mutilating her, and Causing imme- iato death. The engine, on dashing into the parlor, knocked the lire-grato out of its place, throwing the burning contents over tho forehead and breast ofalitllo boy, John Pen- ingtnn, eight years old, the occupier's son, who, however, is likely to recover, though e will in all probability bear tho marks for fe. Tilii Planetary System, as it is now Un- EnsToon Sir J. UnnsciiKi. has lately ex pressed his opinion that it is impossible any onger to attempt the explanation of the move ments of all tho heavenly bodies by simple theory, these comets, with their trains per versely turned from tho sun, deranging eailly our systematic views. Nor are these (writes Humboldt) any constant relations between the the distances of the planets from the cen tral body round which they revolve and their bsolute magnitudes densities, times of ro tation, eccentricities, and inclinations of or bit or axis. VVo find Mars, though moro dis tant from tho sun than either the Earth or Venus, inferior to them hi magnitude ; Sa turn is less than Jupiter, and yet much larger than Uranus. The zone of the telescope pla nets, which are so inconsiderable in point of volume viewed in the scries of distances commencing from the sun, comes next before Jupiter, the greatest in size of all the plane tary bodies. Remarkable as is the smull den sity of all the colossal planets which are fur thest from the sun, yet neither in this respect can we recognise any regular succession. Uranus appears to bo denser than Saturn, and (though the inner group of planets differ but little from each other in this particular) we find both Venus and Mars less dense than tho Earthj which is situated between them. The time of rotation increases, on the whole, with increasing solar distance ; but yet it is greater in Mars than in the Earth, and in Sa turn that in Jupiter. Afte rotlier remarks of the same character, he adds : "Tho planetary system, in Its relation of absolute magnitude relative position of the axis, density, time of rotation, and dillercnt degrees of eccentricity of the orbits, has, to our apprehension, nothing more of natural necessity than the relative lislributioii of land and wator on the surface of tho glube) tho couflration of continents, or tho elevation of mountain cluius. No gene ral law, in these respects, is discoverable ci ther in tba regions of space or in tho irregu larities of the crust of tho earth." English paper. How Holland was Gathered Togxthkr. No description can convey tho slightest no tion of Iho way in whiialt Holland ' has been gathered, particle by particle, out of the waste of waters, of tho sliaugo aspect of tho country, aud the incessant vigilance anil wondrous precautions by which it is preser ved. Holland is, in the fullest sense, an al luvion of the sen. It consists of sand and mud rescued from the ocean and banked up on all sides. Produced by tho must dexte rous and indefatigable exertions, it can be maintained only artificial means, tf tho ef forts by which it was redeemed from the waters were to be relaxed, the ocean would reassert its right?, ami the uhulo kingdom would be submerged. The slightest accident miyhl sweep Holland into tho deep. It was once nearly unuermincu uy an insect. In deed, tho neoessity of destroying insects is so urgent that the stork, a grent feedor upon them, is actually held in veneration, and al most every species of bird is religiously pro tected from injury. Bird-nefetiog is strictly prohibited by luw, The drift of all this is palpatio enough. But it is curious thut iho very exutenco of a great country should de peud upon such guarantees hcntlef$ Mis- all(iny. . , , Pivoacr.s in Connecticut. A. clerical gentleman of Hartford attended tho House of Representative laat Spring Id read prayer, aud being polituly roquoalod to romaiii sealed near the Speaker during tho debute, uolouud himself the spectator of an unmarrying pro cess, so alien to his own vocatio.i, and so characteristic of tho Legislature of Connecti cut, that the result was tho following: ! impromptu; ' ' ' ' Addrtsstity a Min;sttr to the Ltgishiture of 'Connecticut ' For cu(-ing all corttic'rt-Uiiia famed, CoiiiKYf-i-cul ia fairly named ! 1 twain conni-cf in one. but you ' Cut those whorn 1 connect in I wo. Each Legislature seems to say, Wh' you Connie It tt ay " COMMUNICATION. '-! For the American. VARIETY-HARMdSV; ' ' - . So harm6nious is the mind of God, that all his works bear the same impress; so essen tial is variety to harmony, that we behold in all of thorn, no matter whether our eye be directed beneath, around, or above nl. Tho tiny insect that crawls at our ftiet'-tnA majestic caglo that basks his gaudy plumage in the sun beams tho delicate flower that scents the air tho giant oak that stands disi tingtiishqd amongst the other trees of the forest, together with the many twinkling start that bespangle the canopy above us, and thd Bun that rises in the east and journeys thro' tho heavens, and finally sinks into the western main; ull aio different and harmonious in themselves, and in the relations which Ihey sustain to tho other parts of creatidm ; :, Tho wild rose with its many beautiful col: ored petals and systematically arranged stamina the flower-bed with its varigated aspect the chirping of the merry songster blf the air the far winding river the story teU ling glen the broad and diveisified laruU scape tho ripplingof the rivulet, the roaring of tho cataract, tho howling of tile tempest the pealing of tho thunder, are not only har monious in themselves, but have a corresi ponding harmony in man. His mind is comi posed oT faculties through which all naturt speaks variously and harmoniously, llehbe; ns tho celebrated Rauch well remarks in his psychology, "man is the ccntro c)f nature, the echo of tho universe." The painter gazes upon tho beautifiTl landscape and gives it expression upon hi canvas; the poet ob serves the same ami expresses it in his song; tin: naturalist classifies t lie dilfercnt objects which constitute it ; and the philosphcr search es out thn life, tho principle, which binds them together in one harmonious wholei Nature, however, does not simply find com sciousness in the personality of man, and di' closo tho fact, thai, as its diversified cliarafc: ter is harmonious in itself eo, also, it has & corresponding harmony In tho human mind) and stop there) but it even leads us up to God himself. ( How beautiful and perfect Is crcatidn as presented to us under this view. From the Smallest plant up to the banian tree) which offers repose to more than seven thousand persons under its shade, from the little infu sorium, of which five thousand millions may live in one drop of water) Up It) the luminous planets, which icvolve above us, nay) front tho minutest atom up to God, all) all, is har mcny. How elevated how majestic how- goti like, is the station which man thus comei to occupy in tho universe, the connecting link between uatureaud iho Deity. . . Thus wc perceive, however various nature may appear to us, that it is still harmOnions, and not a combination of divers parti; which-, have no connexion with each other at all) like a mass of inorganic matter, Where the" part is as perfect as the whole; C. At . Sunbury, Nov. 10, 1849. . A DOG THAT CHEWS TOBACCO. A friend has just related to us a curidui fact in natural history, respecting a dog.. In Noilh A tile bo ro, Mass., there is kept in a manufacturing establishment, a large mastiff) who takes as much comfort with a quid of tobacco, as docs the most inveterate lover pf tho weed. So habituated has he became to its use, that he must have it, and will ait all day In tile centre cf tho woikshop chewing away with a great appetite and a good rolish. Ho became thus much like a man, by play ing when young, with ''old sogers," as the ends ir scgars are professionally termed. In such play ho would occasionally find a "so ger" in bis mouth, until a taste was formed for tho tobacco, which has since continued M increase, and now ho is what ho is. We be lieve this to bo the only institute on recotd of any animal but man, and one specie of worm, using tho weed from pure love of It. Boston Cabiiut. Two police otiioers attempted to arrest drunken American sailor al Valparaiso.-"-. Jack told tbein he would go with them qui etly, but they must not touch him; but they, not understanding him, undertook to hvy hold of him, when Jack caught each Of them by the back of tho neck aud knocked their head together sevoml times with great force, and then suddenly tumbled both into the gutter and walked oil, very much to tfc6tntKement of the lookers on.- ' ' "i : r Original of Washington's FabwklL. ' The executors of Mr. Claypoole, of PhiladeU phia, oiler for fcdo tho original manuscript of Wushiiifjiou's Farewell Address, tt ihoaldv. bo purchased by tho gcfietal Jfyerumeaf. Tho Uuo veuerablo Wm. Rawlo luug joacribaa, " Mr. Claypoole podacd to mo i;, and I Mw with revewuce ttna Uc,nUwffflrt quarto book, cltailii1g oW xU all ... tho 1 ,1 lhu bears IDYoughuut tho, ioa,U U wigiual axrni pi'ou. There, aw many erasures and fa. torlmeationsi a ititii4imaiiL.ik ..r l ... ,-.... . t-aiagnpas, and oihor indication of it coming imroedi alely from tho Land of an uuaasialed iudi viduul. I countod th number of Untwin the woik, which amounted to t,086, and of lines tirused thero Vete 1T4. i . "Mother," said Jemima Spry to her venev table maternal rohuive, "Sam Flint want, to come courting rhb to-iiight." Well, yon jade, what did you (ell hi.a V "Oh, I told him he might come; I uUd lo e how rir foot uonW act ,'''