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BAKER, Cornelius, Uuker Co., maxufati;rer8 or Lamps, Chandeliers, Gas Fixtures, &c. (STORE KO. 176 CHESTNUT ST. Manufactory No. 181 Cherry St., FHIX.ASI2I.FHIA. April 10, 1852. tf. Lycoming; Mutual Insurance Company. UR. J. B. MASSER is the local agent for the above Insurance Company, in Northumber land county, and is at all times ready to effect Insurances against fire on real or personal pro perty, or reuewing policies for the same. Hunburv, April 26, 1851. tf. CHAIN PUMPS A small number of these eieellent pumps have been received and are offered for sale by j . H. B. MASSER. Sunburv. Nov. 6. 1852. EMEKSON'8 A RITH EMETIC Nos. l.S 3. and Porter's Rhetorical Reader, just reeeiv ed and for sale bf WM. McCARTY. unbury, May 1, 1851.- SELECT POETHY. ODE TO SILENCE. BV JOHN CRAIO. Silence, mysteiious power ! That wrapp'st the shadowy scene in the em brace, At (his lone midnight hour, List to a child of the Poetic Race. Von hills far distant to the view The river calmly (lowing The boundless sky's unclouded 'blue This bosom sca-cely ginn ing Tell, mysterious powei ! How dread thy reign is at this solemn hour. When twilight spreads her ihickuing gloom Along ihe daisied vale, And hides each fbwer lliat brca:hes perfume, And stills each songster's tale: While pillowed on ihe mirror wave, The winds of Heaven ore sleeping, And Silence, thou, on Enho's cave, Thy evening watch ait keeping, Sublimely o'er his pensive soul Tiie Poet feels thy influence roll; And should a sound along the grove From wood or hill be driven, Sweet is it at the tones of love, The melody of Heaven ! The distant horn divinely swelling The sheep bell tunes on zephyr dwelling, Disturb not, Silence, thy repose. They arr the music, and Ihe iniini, By its snfi influence, is refined, And hiilf forgets its woes. Slill at that lone and lovely hour, May those sweet sounds in grove or bower. When Fancy's child delights to love. rfe heard in strain now born now dying, While Echo, soft replying, Hi entiles harmony and love ! But now no voice in plaintive strain, Front forest, hill, or plain, Breaks on my lisl'tiing ear ; And till is moveless, save the river. And those pure gems in yon blue spherp, That calmly roll and mildly quiver. But. hark! what uncongenial sound dunes from Ihe ruin's ivied walls Distuib9 the stillness so profound, And fearfully appals? Again! it is ihe owl's wild, scream It now has died away, And fair again, beneath the pale moonbeam. Sweet Silence holds her sway. l-H(0crU(iuro.tt0 i-Hattri. CROWNING THE WISEST. Not many years ago, it happened that a youii man from New York visited London. His father bciii connected with several of the magnates of (he British aristocracy, Ihe young American was introduced into the fashionable circle ol the metropolis, where, in consequence of his very fine personal appearance, or thai his fulher was very rich, or that he was a new figure on the stage, he attracted much attention and be came quite a favorite of the ladies. This was not at all relished by the British beaux, but as no very fair pretext offered for a re buff, Ihey were compelled lo treat him civ illy. Thus matter.) stood when the honor able Mr. P. and lady made party lo ac company thern lo their country seat in Cambridgeshire, and the American was among the in ited guests. Numerous were Ihe devices to which there devotees of pleasure resorted in order to kill that old fellow who will measure his hours, when he ought lo know they were not wanted, and the ingenuity of everyone was taxed to remember or invent something novel. The Yankees are proverbially ready to invention, and the American did honor to his character as a man accustomed to free, dom of thought. He was frank and gay, and entered into the sports and amusements, with lhat unaffected enjoyment which communicated a pa 1 1 of his fresh feelings to the most worn out fashionists in the party. His good nature would have been sneered at by some of the proud cavaliers, had he not been such a capital shot, and he might have been quizzed had not the ladies, won by his respectful and pleasant Civili ties, and his constant attention in the draw ing room and mIooii, always showed themselves his friends. But a combination was at last formed among a trio of dandies, staunch patrons of the Quarterly, to anni hilate the American. Ihey proposed to vary Ihe eternal evening waltzing and pi ping, by the acting of charades and p'ai',nS var'o'.is games, and having interrs'ed ' n ol these indefatigable ladies, who always car ry their point in the scheme, it was voted to be the thing. After some charades had been disposed of, one of the gentleman begged leave to propose the game called "Crowning the Wisest." It is played by selecting a judge of the game and three persons, either ladies or gentlemen, who are to contest for the crown by answeiing, successively, the va rious questions which the rest of the party are at liberty to ask. The one who is de clared to have been the readiest and hap piest in his answers receives the crown. Our American, much against his incli nation, was chosen among three candidate. He was aware that his position, the society with which he was mingling, required of him the ability to sustain himself. He was to be sure treated with distinguished attention by the host and hostess, and gen erally by the party, but this is a favor to the individual, and not one of the company understood the character of republican!, or appreciated the republic. The three wor thies had arranged that their turn for him should fall in succession, and be the last. The first one, a perfect exquisite and with an air of most ineffable condecension put the question 'If I understand rightly the government of your country, you acknowledge no dis tinction of rank, consequently, you can have no court standard for the manners of gentleman, will you favor me with in. formation where your best school of polite ness is to be found V lUiN"UUYVy0 'For your benefit,' replied the American, fmilmg calmly, 'I recommend the Falls of Niagara ; a contemplation of that stupen- duous wonder teaches humility to the proudest and human nothingness to the vainest. It rebukes the trifler, and arouses Ihe most stupid; in short, it turns men from their idols: and when we acknowl edge lhat God only is Lord, we feel that men are our equals. ' A true christian is always polite.' There was a murmur among the audi ence, but whether applause or censure the American could not determine, a he did not choose to betray an anxiety for the re sult by a scrutiny of the faces which he knew were bent on him. The second now proposed his question. He affected to be a great politician, was mustachoed and whiskered like a diplo matist, which station he had been coveting. His voice was bland, but his emphasis was very significant. 'Should I visit the United States, what subject with which I am conversant wouTd most interest your people and give m an opportunity of enjoying their conversa tion ?' 'You must maintain, cs you do at pres. enl, lhat a monarchy u the wisest, the pu rest, the best government which the skill of man ever deviled, an i lhat demociacy is utterly barbarous. My countrymen "are proverbially fond of a'rgument, anJ will meet you on both these questions, and, if you choos-, argue with you to Ihe end tf your life.' The murmur was renewed, but still with out any decided expression of the feeling with which his answer had been received. The third rose from his seat, and with assured voice, which seemed to announce a certain triumph, said 'I require your decision on a delicate question, hut the rules of the pastime war rant it and also a candid answer. You nave seen the American and English la dies which are the fairest V The young republican glanced around the circle. It was bright with flashing eyes, and the sweet smiles which wreathed many a lovely lip, might have won a less determined patriot from his allegiance. He did not hesitate, though he bowed low to the ladies as he answered 'The standard of female beauty is, I be lieve, allowed to be the power of exciting admiration and love in our sex, and conse quently those ladies who are mostly admi red and beloved, and respected by the gen tlemen, must be the fain-st. Now I assert confidently that there is not a nation on earth where women is so truly beloved, so tenderly cherished, so respectfully treated as in the republic of the United Statas ; therriore the American ladies are the fals est. But and he ajain bowed low, if the ladies before whom I have now the honor of expressing my opinions were in my couuliy, we should think them Americans.' The applause was enthusiastic. After the mirth had subsided so as lo allow the Judje to be heard, he directed the crown to the Yankee. EAttLV l.Dl STRY. On one cccasion, he observed, "There has not been a day since I was eight years of age, in which 1 have not done something to get my breal." Entering at a subsequent period, still more minutely upon the sub ject if his early enjoy ments, he said. "I havt known nothing but labor from boy hood ; the bread of idleness was never eat en by ire ; at seven years of age, my fa ther sent me to watch the cows; soon after that, I was ordered to the mountains lo help shear the sheep ; at twelve, I held the plow in a field near my father's house, which we farmed, and, as a pro f that I was not over ami above strong, the plow share, coming in contact with a stone which liy under the surface of the earth. threw me up between the shads, which I had Leen holding with a firm erasn, and s-nt me with violence among the horses' fe.d. What was still m.ire laborious work than this was cut I lg peat for Ihe fire ; and young as I was, I could keep two persons busy one to take from me and pile up and another lo carry. Little as this hand was" holding it out at the time, and di recting his eye to it, "I could take it full of wheat, and with the sheet wrapped round me, could scatter the seed over the soil, yes, and have as good and regular crops too, as any of my neighbors. My father was privileged with ground from Council lor O'Neill, part of which served for pota toes, and part for Ujx. I was probably made hard," said he, in language similar to what he had adopted elsewhere, "ami to use my limbs at an early period, that my bedy might strengthen by exercise ; for I had need of all the strength and fortitude I possessed." lo the habit of industry, was added the practice of early rising ; Ihe one and al most insuperable companion of the other, and adverted to by Adam with peculiar satisfaction. "The hour glass," said he, "was regularly turned twelve times during every day, belore any one was permitted lo go to my father's house. My children ap peared to have retrograded a little, but neither father ormo herever loved their bed. When very young, my father had all of us up at four o'clock in the morning, during the whole summer, some engaged in one tnmg, ana some in another. and hours before daylight in winter." Here we have the foundation of those sedulous habits for which he was so distinguished through life, The to 1 of the fie d was preserved in countenance by the toil of the study ; and it was a maxim with him in after life, "The man that works most with his head, will have the least to do with his hands; on the contrary, we gen erally find that tboie who labor least with the brain, have to add proportionally to the labor of the hand." Lift of Vr.Mam Clark. SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 183." RUKAVTAY M AnitlAftlCn. In a great majority of cases, the elope ment of a young lady is unwise, giddy, un grateful, immodest, and evincesa lascivious appetite and reckless disposition. Whv should she desert and distress those who have loved, nurtured and cherished her through all her past years, to throw herself into the arms of a comparative stranger, who has done nothing for her, and whose protestations of affection have yet to under go the first trial ! It is every way unworthy of pure and gentle maidenhood. We can imagine but one excuse for her elopement namely, the efforts ol parents or guardians to coerce her into marrying Rome one she does not love. To avoid tuch a fate, she is justified in running away ; lor no parent has or ever had a liht lo con strain a daughter against her will. But where Ihe parents are willing to wait, the daughter should also consent to wait, until her choice is assented lo or she attains her majority. Then, if she chooses to marry in opposition to her parent's wishes, let her quit their home openly, frankly, in broad daylight, and in such a manner as shall kindly but utterly preclude any pre-ti-nce that her act is clandestine or ill-considered. No one should be persuaded or coerct d to marry where she does not love ; but to wait a year or two for the assent ol those who have all her life done what they could for her welfare, no daughter should esteem a hardship. There is some truth to be told about the "common run" of masculine prowlers by night about garden walls and under bed rojin windows, in quest of opportunities to pour seducing flatteries into the ears of siiripliMnis. es; but we have ait time to tell it now. As a general rule, they are licen tious, good-for-nothing adventurers, who would much rather marry a living than work for it, and who speculate on Ihe chances of "bringing the old folks round" alter a year or two. A true man would not advise, much less urge, the woman he loved to take a step which must inevitably lesson the respect felt for her, and violate the trust reposed in her by those who had loved and cherished her all her days. A. V. Tribune. THE M IRITVALISTS I.N lOM'ESTIOX. A spiritual Convention has been in session nl Springfield, Mass., composed of several hundred persons, under the particular .inid ance of Henry C. Wright and Andre a- jack sin Davis. The follow ing graphic account of the closing scene, will show the character of J the proceedings : A request wns made for all to leave the room who would not be able to sil it through, as Ihe door would be locked, and neither in gress or egress allowed. The mediums were called to the front seats, and to the stiiiie; nil sat down, and then followed a long and solemn silence. Then R 'v. J. ftl. Spear began to go to sleep, his ri"ht hand taised and Set I tremuoiisly upwanls. Then he arose, advanced tlowly tuwarc's the cen Ire of the stege, and suddenly put both hands lo his face and burst out into a most lugu brums bellowing; and as neai ly as we can re call it, we will give some of ihe fust of the peifurmance os a specimen : Mr. Spear (Hands lo his face face red as a cabbage.) Boo, hoo ! Ah-h, boo hoo ! Oh h h, boo hoo-oo-oo ! My father is dead, my mother is dead, and my little boy is dead! 1 saw them all buried in the gravo i Ami I must be buiied in the grave ! (Wring ing his hands.) Boo hoo Oh, where is my mother, w here is my father, and w here is my little boy? (More blubbering ) I I .. t r t , . .. L,,tuy(.- using ami advancing I liur fa'ther and mother ate heie, and little Johnny is here. Don't you see I hern 1 Here Ihey are, and here is little, J jhuiiy little cuily headed fellow. Mr. Spear (More boo honing ) My fa ther is dead, my mother is dead, and little Jnhiiny is dead. Oh ! I want to see little Johnny. Oh ! 1 wish I was dead, loo. Lady (Kindly ) Here Ihey are they are not dead J they are living. Mr. Spear Little Johnny is dead. I saw him die. Lady No, Johnn) is nut dead. Mr. Spear It's a lie. Lady W hy, here he is. Can't you see him ! He lives, and is here by your side. Mr. Spear It's a lie ! Ii'san infernal lie ! ! Oh ! w here is Johnny 1 Mr. Finney, advancing, and partly addres sing the uudience) Here is materialism in its grossest form. (Addressing the lad)) He comprehends you not. His eyes tire closed. With the material vision he sees not spiritual realities. He must be educated. He must be luughl thu very A-B-C'iof spirit ual being. Mr. Spear I want to see Johnny. Lady, (impatiently sputtering) Patience ! Oh ! can't you see him 1 It was a poor, pitiful, nonsensical, incohe rent, hodge-podge, inane, insane, frothy mess of tomfoolery. And there hundreds sal and swallowed it. If any man in his sober sen ses could have witnessed il without a solemn conviction that it was anything more or less than a compound of delusion, deception and knavery, he must be made of materials dif fuient from those which enter into our com. position. . i A Female Voteb. A woman has been sent to jail at Cincinnati, for twenty dajs, on bread and water, for voting in one" of the wards of that city, at Ihe election, by dres sing in male attire, and passing herself pff s a man. It appears she attempted lo vote second lime, when her vole was challcngl ed j a row ensued, and her hat being knock ed off, her sex was discovered, aud she was arresteJ. SIRS. STOWG'S VISIT TO ENGLAND, (t'run the L niloii Times, Much SI.) The "Uncle Tom" unli-slavery movement has ended as it bejun, nt SfaflorJ hous. , utl ihu n.essengerr, missivi s t iicnlats, and olht r harmless projectiles launched from that mansion in November having been duly re turned last Saturday. There were presenl aboufforty of the convention which met in the first instance, am', doubtless from a pio" per motive of gratitudo to ihe real hardwotk- ers of Ihe movement, there were i re?ent this time several other ladies, members ol the Society of Friends. The number of signa tures lo the far-famed, much-lauded, and much abused addiess is 562,848, and Ihere is scaicely a part of Her Majesty's dominions which has not contributed. Nothingan be more intelligible, more gratilying, and moie ulteily inconclusive than this immense num ber of signatures, ail of them, we sincerely believe, genuine, respectable, and subscribed heatl and soul. At least ilJSt number of British women have read Undo Tom's Cabin, have wept over it, dreamt over it, and half worshipped the enchantress who could make them all forget their own woes in the for tunes of Elizas and Toms, and Emilys and Cassys, in Kentucky and Louisiana. Of course everybody wished lo do something lor the authoress, and a great deal of misdi rected gratitude found its way into the pock els of British publishers and booksellers, in the purchases of handsome illustrated copies, very indifferent prints, and still worse music But when people had read and wept, and bought large copies, aud half a-dozen copies a-piece, and gone to the Adelphi, what more was to be done? It was a difficulty which duchesses fell even more than needlewomen, for i he latter are accustomed lo stifle the sentiment for w ant of e.vpiession ; the former expect Iho opportunity of utterance, as they expect other luxuries. They could not make Mis. Siowo either a peeress or a lady may oress, or a lady in wailing, or a lady patron ess at Almack's. Were she dead, they could subsciibe for a grand monument : but. unluckily, she is slill living so we hope, at least. The idea of a lady suggests but a limited capacity for dinners. It does not seem lo have occurred lo people lo subscribe a neat purse of $100,000 or thereabouts, and give it to the lady. They had ulready spent their money in buying liicfe Turns. So Mrs Stowu's admirers bethought themselves ol lhat invariable resource of helpless English men, an a Idiess not directly loMrs. Slowe, but to the ladies of America. So the address is now completed, and Iho signatures bound up in 26 laige fulio volumes. The document itself has been illuminated on vellum regard h'ss of expense. A copy is lo appear in ihe Illustrated News, and ul least two hundred thousand ladies will be rejoiced lo hear that ihe original addiess and signature are to bo exhibited in a strong oaken case on ihij div week at a room in the Caledonian Motel, Adelphi, where all who survived ihe "lying in Male" may luri another risk of their lives. Bui ibis is only a beginning. Mrs. S;owe is to receive the address w ith proper formal ity, whether here or ut home, we are not in foimed. She is, however, to be hero beforo lung, aud to divide Iho honors of ihe season wilh Ihu Madi.iis, ulso on theii way hither. This is a part of the piospecl which, we emife.s, gives us tho least satisfaction. What if Mrs. Slowe, whose fairy pen sug gests so romauiio ati idea of the hand lhat guide lhat pen, iho fair form lhat 'owns it, 11 . ... ' ' and the voice thai must be still sweeter than ' devoured twenty-nine pigeons, being the Ihe speechle.s instiuiner.t, should, after all I firsl food she had tasted from Iho lime she turn uul something less lovely than the ideal ? had feasted on the goal, a period of aboul Wo have a suspicion that even Homer and i 'hree month". Capt. Wyatt, since his arri. Vngil are belter hid in the mists of antiquity, j va' 'n Liverpool, has disposed of the boa and and would have gained little credit upon ',s Prge,iy 1 Mr. Edmonds, now ihe pro Biilish soil. How much better had Bums prictor of one of Iho travelling menageries jeen no more thai a name, pailicularly ns ! of the late Mr. Wombwell, w Inch is at pie Ihe highest upolhcosis ol ;hu man was a ! e"' being exhibited in Manchester. Th"? place in Ihu Excise ! Mis. Slowu's poilrail j molher and three of the young ones have has ulieady rather widely dispelled some ' been conveyed to that town, bill thirty-three agreeable, though, of couise, unwai rented J f 'ho naku.ets have yet lo be delivered illusions, liullheporiii.il wasa phulo"ruph ! dead or alive. They are at present, in the ud copied ou wood in uiuilustruied content- j poiaiy; u.id not even angelic beuuly could suivive lhat double oidoal. Now, however we are lo havo ihd woman heiseli; ihe po- j i-lio molher of Eva -iho godmolher of Uncle loin U.a spiritual sister of the deserted Auiu Ch.oe, ihe ireuz.ud Eliza, and ihe des- I ululo Cassv, tuu calm reprover of Alune, the i convener of Si. Cla.e, the woman who has I : ojojuied up names more imperishable man marshals, scenes more ineuiuiable than pitched bailies, aud a story that may lead when cities are forgotten I Kossuth how ever, ceased lo be a hero w hen he had touch ed Biilish soil, Whaljf Mis. Slowe should undergo some equally strange transformation in our eyes? J hen will come again ihe anxious question, how are we to worship ill.'. iter: n sue were ati englishman we would make her a gauger, or an Under Secretary ol Slale, or a Consul at Astrulau. or an Auditor at Boimudu, or a Treasuier at ilauiitms, pr a Clerk lo Ihe House of Commons, or a Com- inissioner ol Customs all Ihein in turn the rewards of genius in this couuliy. But what is lo be done ? Gratitudo and homage of all soils lequue a certain community of tastes now shall we treat ihe great lioness of her age ? We really feel much relieved lo think that Mrs. Slowe is not in our bands, and are further relieved lo think that she is in such powerful hands as the Duchess of Suiher land's. With the help of her new acquain tance from the Society of Friends, that excel lent lady will be able lo ive Mrs. Slowe as good a reception as ihe old countrr baa ih heart to devise. Now, will our dear, testy, egotistical Ame. licsn csusins just aecspt this as the lius so- In 'on" of ihu little Aboli ionlst ebullition in this count)? We aro not really eoi g to reed a servile war in the Slates. Oulv. as t-hey keep up a running fire on our aristocra cy and other parts of our time-honored sys tem, we remaik pretty freely upon lheir "domestic institution." In Ihe present in stance, downer, ihey ought to see nothing more than the patent fact lhat every English woman who can reed has read a bonk which their country has had Ihe honor lo produce, am!, having no other means of expressing her admiration an I fympaihy, has signed a pa per against slavery, without definite idea how- the wish is lo be accomplished. If an English author had given the stimulus to this movemcnt--had Dick ins described Ihe Le grees and Haleys wilh but a tenth of Mrs. Slowe's zeal and force, had all England fired up in spontaneous combustion against the slave institutions of America, Ihen their com plaint might reasonably have been made against the gralutous character of this attack. But really America has to thank herself lor this movement. If t-he will have so much nativegenius, so much fire, such poettv, such passion, such creative powci, and such a mastery over the spirit of !ho whole world, then she must take the consequences, and one of those consequences will assuredly be that the storm raised by her own children will recoil on herself. It is written, "They lhat sew the wind shall reap the whirlwind," and never was the saying less painfully fulfilled than in the circumstance of ha!f-a-million readers of an Ameiican novel appealing to America to mitigate the evils therein exposed. How supremely blest would a thousandth part of that reaction make any ordinary novelist ! Just imagine a wholn nation at the feet of the British Go vernment beseeching it to abate some grie vance exposed by Mr. James. How long would lhat gentleman retain the possession of his faculties after such a glorification? We are inclined to think that he would ef fervesce on Ihe spot, and die in tho oder of self-complacency. Mrs. Stowe can stand it. She is only encouraged Id write on. She is giving to (he world tho actual incidents on which her story is founded. This is a peril ous experiment. Sir W. Scoit is thought lo have marred Ihe interest of his mles hy a like step. But the present is a question ot actual politics as well as of amusement, and the interests of truth will certainly bo better served by facts than by fables. A BOA CONSTRICTOR AM) ITS VOL NO. On Sunday lust theie arrived at this port, in the ship Arrow, Capt. WyaU, from Para, a hime set pent of the boa gentis, respecting which we have received some interesting particulais. The reptile is at least eighteen feel in length, and was caught by some of the natives on thu banks of the "mighty Arna zon." Before it came into iho possession of Capt. Wyalt, it had satisfied its appetite by swallowing a full-grown goal. On the day iho vessel left Para, tho captain and crew were surprised lo find lhat the serpent had given birth lo thirty-seven young ones. The "snukelets" weie about two feet each in length, and in six weeks ihey have only grown aboul an inch in length. The repoit of this birth extraordinary soon spread at Para, and about 150 of tho leading gentlemen of iho place went on board ihe Anow lo see the mother and her offsprings In about six days after the birth the mamma ship's hold, but will no doubt be recovered as tho cargo is discharged. The bile of this nake is not venomous, so thai ihu young wrigglers may easily bo cap'uieJ,-Liver. Potl' crcarH .. " 7 votTi.-ine cunor ot me M. ."'' says :-e were at one " " . , it I II IT IS-1 in I It tL llititl atl ik.i nr ii.i .i . . I t.t f . . .,., u, , ii.U'H. umi-n now 11:1s n muni ..ii,,i ,,i Iowa, which now has a population of over 400,000. In our own beautiful tenitoiy we have made many trips between Piaiie du Chien and St. Peter's, and from St. IVlei's to Traverse des Sioux, w hen the hotels we lodged at were in the open air, and our lable furnished fiom the supply we carried, or from the game killed on ihe route. Yet wi h the blessing of God, we hope yet to travel in a railioad car on a continuous route from tho Minnesota river to New Orleans, and very probably to San Fiausisco. Cod Liven Oil. A Physician of eminence desires us to slate that this nauseous medi cine may bo administered without the least disgust to the patient, by chewiugand swal lowing a small quantity of the toe of a smo ked herring, both befoie and after taking the spoontul of oil A piece of sardine will an swer if herring is not palatable The di guise is perfectly egectual, and the most delicate patient rosy thus use the physio wilh comfort. Get. Tel. ' A Bull-Fighl was lately advertised at Plicertille, California, but the Americans nol liking this Spanish amusement, lassoed the bull, whipped the mat adores, and tore down Ihe building. OIJ) 8KHIKS VOL. 13. N. 3f t.VIBRELLA FACTORIES. The New Yoik Journal of CVlmfnerCe) li' mates the value uf the umbrella and parasol trade of New Yok City to be equnl lo 81, 500,000 per annum chiefly conducted by seven different firms. The Journal adds One of the largest is that of Isaac Smith tt Co., who employ 328 persons in the various' departments including 250 girls, and facili tate the manufacturing pincesses by Bsinff steam power. Machinery is Di incinallsr used for sharpening iho -sticks aud "stretch-' ers,"or w halebones, and for drillins holes for ihe rivets. During the considerable part of the year, from 1200 to ISOC umbrelli and parasols are tinned out diiilly, and S75.O0f w-orth of sillis and ginghams are sometimes' consumed in Iho course of three) mouths Generally manufacturers have different parts of the umbrellas made by different parties about the city; but in this instance, Ihe various branches are reduced lo a system, and the whole is prosecuted within the walls, of a single establishment. Umbrella handles are principally made in Pennsylvania, and tilts' rattans in Williamsburg and Philadelphint where large manufactories are established. There ate, in an umbrella, 112 different' paits; and before being peifecled, Ihe um brella passes through nemly as many differ ent hands. Surprising celerity is acquired in putting ihe parls together, so that an um brella is easily commenced and completed within the space of two hotits, and might bo hnished much sooner if the varnish dried quicker. The average prise of umbrellas Is SI.05 to 81,10; of parasols 51,75 lo 2. An immence quantity of ihe cheaper qualities made up. There is a large class throughout the country who acquire an arti cle that costs from 12J to 25 cents, made of cotton cloth, with cane frames. The ave rage wages received by sewers of umbrellas is 54,50 per week. DO CROWS REASON t As the question of the rational powers of animals is yet a mooted question, we throw- in the following act lo ' help the cause along." The miller at Cape Elizabeth, a few day since saw twociowslight upon ihe mill pond. One got firm fooling upon a cake of ice ; but ihe other, less judicious in the selection of his landing place, pitched into some pulpy snow, fiom which he found il impossible to extricate himself. Crow No. 1 immediately came to the rescue, and tried to push him out of the scrape. Finding, however, that this was impossible, he slopped, cocked hie head ouo sido in apparently knowing delib eiation, then chatted for a moment with his nnfoi lunate comrade, and flew off. The miller thought he would watch the de nouement. In about ten minutes, crow No. I returned with two others. These three put their heads together in consultation, flew round their imprisoned trotherand examin ed his condition, and then by a joint effort raised him up and s'ood him upon tho ice. This being accomplished, ihey rubbed against him to waim hiin, brushed the frozen snow from his wings, and finally all departed to aether the saved crow being in Ihe centre of the others, as though it was still necessary to watch after his welfare. If an) body can produce a stronger incident in croienological history, lt him bring it on. Eastern Argut. Binkeb Hill Monument was twice struck by lightning a few day since. Teisons who were in Ihe monument thought it was going: over. The bottom of the rods, wheie il en lered Ihe earth, was slightly melted, and a pentleman near the top, who was passing down and holding by the iron rail, received a shock from which he did not recover en tirely for a couple of hours. The second shock sounded like the crash of a la roe. quantity of glass thrown down the inside of the monument. Silver Wanted it the Mint The offi. ce.s of the U S. Mint at Philadelphia, have issued a circular, stating lhat they are pre pared to purchase Silver Coin at Iho Mint, oa tho following terms: For Dallam, of Mexi. co, lvrti, Bolivia, Chili, Brazil (re-stamped) and Spain, for Francs, for Siluo, r..;.,. -r - . --, wuiua u, the U. S., other than the three cenls, thu price paid will be Si 21 an ounce. The remains of Mis. Donelas. -;r r Senator Douglas, left Washington 0 Monday rwtsn I.. Is. . ' u i".r.l ihe Somhern boat, on their way to North Carolinn. whr .,.. ... to be interred. The honorable Senator accompanied on his mournful rr.n.t ClinrlA. S I . . .. ' ,UIIC, alla ,,aac flagi, gjfl,, ihe Senate. The Geneial Assembly of the ( V. S ) Pre , bytenat, Church, of ,he United Stale, will hold it. annual meeting in Buffalo on the SO.hof May next. The Presbytery of the Uislrict ol Columbia has appointed the Rev. John C. Smith, of Vahine-o. ..i v, i 0;ho Magrudei, of Rockville, delegate, lo I General Henry Lee remarked once to W..fc. "Con,Ve amaxed, ,ir, .1 ,h, ,Mt amount of work that you accomplish." Wash, rngion replied, "Sir, 1 ri.eal four o'clock, and great deal of my wo.k is dona whilst other, are asleep." Major B. B. French has accepted the ap poi'Xment of the President of the Uniied States as signer of land patents. Salary S1500. Th water was Ul into Ihe Delaware Pi vision of Ibe Pennsylvania Canal, oa SalU'. day evening Utl, at New Hfs sad sstou.