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THE STAR OP THE NORTH. W, fMTir PreprktK.} VOLUME S. ...„.,■ " Til tfttt if TIB IWBTI h published entry Thursday Morning, by R.\W. WEAVER. ■OFFICE—Up stairs in the New Bnek building an the south tide of Main street, third square below Market. Teaxs Two Dollars per annUm, if paid within aix mouths from tne time of subecri bAQs; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription received for a less period than aix months: nodiscon linuaace permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editors. AnVBBTisuMBNTs not exceeding one square, will be inserted three times for one dollar, and twenty-five cents for each additional insertion A liberal discount will be made to those who ad artist by* the year. [The following piece is by MOTHERWELL. It surpasses in the simple and touching mel ancholy peculiar to the kind of poetry to whioh it belongs, any thing we have lately aeon. Indeed, we recollect nothing from BURKS that would be at all disparaged by comparison with it.] My Head Is Like to Read, Willie. My head is like to rend, Willie, My heart is like to break— I'm wearin' aff my feet, Willie, I'm dyin' for your sake! Oh, lay your cheek to mine. Willie, Your head on my breast-bane— Oh, say you'll think of me, Willie, When I am dead and gone! It's vain to comfort me, Willie, Sair grief maun hae its will— Bullet me rest upon your breast. To sab and greet my fill. Let me sit upon your knee Willie, Let me shed tiy your hair, And look into the lace, Willie, I never shall see mair. I'm sittin' on your knee, Willie," For the last time in my life—— A poor heurt-broken thing, Willie, A milher, yet nae wife. Ay, press your hand upon my heart, And press it mair and mair— Or it will burst the silken twine, Sa strong is its despair! Oh, wae's me for the hour, Willie) w When we the 'gither met — • Oh, wae's me (or the time, Willie, That our first tryst was set! Oh, wae's me for the loamin' green Where we were wont to gae— And wae's me for the destinio, That gart me love thee sae ! Oh, dinna mind my words, Willie, 1 douna seek to blame— But oh, it's hard to live, Willie, And dree a warld's shame! The tears are linitin' o.ver your cheek, And hail in oweryour chin ! Why weep ye sae lor woithlessness, For sorrow and for sin ! I'm weary of the world, Willie, And sick wi' a' I see— I canna live as I have lived, Or be as I should be. Bui fauid unto your heart, Willie, The heart lhat still is thine— And kis> once mair tho white, white cheek, Ye said was red largsyne. A stoun' goes thro' my head, Willie, A sair stoun' thro' my heart— Oh, haud me up and let me kiss Thy brow, ere we twa part. Anither, and anither yet! How fast my life strings break . Farewell! farewell! thro' yon kirk yard, Step lightly for my sake ! The laverock in the lift, Willie, That lilts far ower our held, Will sing the morn as raernlie, Abune the clay cauld deid. Ann this green turf we're sittin on, Wi' dew draps shimmerin' sheen, Will hap the earth that luvitthee As watld has seldom seen. , Bit oh ! remembor me, Willie, On land where'er you be— And oh ! think on the leal, leal heart That ne'er luvit ane but thee! . And oh! think on the cauld, cauld moots That file my yellow hair : That kiss the cheek, and kiss the chin, Ye never will kiss mair! THE NEW PORTAGE LAW. The following are the previsions of the new Postage law, so far as it relates to Let ters, Newspapers, Ac: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative* of the United States of A merica, in Congress assemblod. That from the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, in lieu of the rate* of poitage pow established by law, there shall be char. gOd the following rates, to wit: For every tlbgto letter in manuscript or papei of any kind upon whioh information shall be asked for or commnnicated in writing, or by marks jpr signs, conveyed in the mail, for any dis itfiv* between places withir, the V- States • exceeding three thousand miles, when -e upon such letter shall have been * * V ,"ut*s ; and five cents when prepaid, three o* „ , 'foe postage thereon s^ 1 not have been pre .paid; and for any distance .jceedins three thousand miles, double these rates; tor eve " <ry inch single letter or paper when convey ed wholly or in part by saa, and to or frowr a foreign country, for any distance under twenty-five hundred miles, ten oents, (ex cepting, however, all cases where each poe tage hae been or shall be edjusted at differ ent rates by postal treaty or convention, al ready concluded or Lereefter to be made ;) an 4 for • double letter, there shall be barg ed double the rates above specified ; and lor a i re ble letter, treble those rates; and for a quadruple quadruple those rates; and every letter er parcel not exoeeding half an ounce in weight shall be deemed a single letter; aud every additiorial weight of half art ounce, -et additional weight <f !• than half an ounce, shall be charged witb an kdditlonal ' po.tnge. Atfl all drop letters; or let- BLOOMSBURGL COLUMBIA COUNTYrfe. MABOH 20, 18-31. era placed in any post office, not tor trans ion, but for delivery only, shall be oharged with postage at the rate of one cent each ; and all letters shall hereafter be advertised as remaining over or uncalled for in any post office, shall be charged with one eer.i in .ad dition to the regular postage, both to be ac counted for as other postages now are. Sac. 2 And be it further enacted, That all newspapers not exoeeding three ounces in weight, sent from the office of publication to actual and bona-fide subscribe rr, shall be charged with postage as follows, to wit: ALL NEWSPAPERS PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONLY, SHALL CIRCULATE IN THE MAIL FREE OF POSTAGE WITHIN THE COUNTY WHERE PUBLISHED; and that the postage on the regular number of a newspaper published weekly, for any dis tance not exceeding fifty railea out of the county where published, shall be five cents per quarter; for any distance excee ding fifty miles, and not exceeding three huudred miles, ten cents, per quar ts : for any distance exceeding three hund^j miles, and uot exceeding one thq' u g&nd, fif teen cents per quarter, fo; distance ex ceeding one thoue&ud miles and not exceed ing two thousand miles, twenty cents per quarter, for tny distance exceeding 2000 mile* and not exceeding 4000, twenty five ceuts per quarter, and for any distance ex ceeding four thousand miles, thirty cents per quarter; and all newspapers published moah i ly, and sent to actnal and bona-fide subscri bers, shall be charged with oue fourth of the foregoing rates; and all such newspapers published semi-monthly shall be charged with one half the foregoing rates; and pa pers published semi-weekly shall be charged double thoee rates; tri-weekly, trebble those rates; and oftenerthan tri-weekly, five times ! those rates. And there shall be charged I upon every ether newspaper, and each oircu lar not sealed,, handbill, engraving, pam phlet, periodical, magazine, book and every other description of printed matter, which shall be unconnected with any manuscript, or written matter, and which it may be law : ful to transmit through the mail, of no great ! er weight than one ounoe, for any distance ! not exceeding five hundred miles one cent; j and for each additional ounce, or fiaclional, ! ounce, one cent; for any distance exoeeding | five hundred miles and not exceeding fifteen ; hundred miles, double those rates: for any : distance exceeding one thousand five hun ! dred miles and not exceeding twenty-five hundred miles, treble those rates; for any distance exceeding two thousand five hun dred miles, four times those rates; for any | distance exceeding three thouaand five hun dred miles, five times those rates. Subscribers to all periodicals shall be re quired to pay qne quarter's postage in ad vance ; in all such cases the postage shall be one half the foregoing rates. Bound books, and parcels of printed matter not weighing over thirty two ounces, shall be deemed mailable matter under the provisions of this section. And the postage on all printed mat ter other than newspapers and periodcals published at intervals, not exceeding three months, and sent from the office of publics tion to actual and bona-fide subscribers, to be pro-paid; and in ascertaining the weight of newspapers for the purpose of determi ning the amount of postage chageable there able thereon, they shall be weighed in a dry state. And whenever arty printed matter on which the postage is required by thjs section to be prepaid shall through the inattdStion of postmasters, or otherwise, be sent withoni prepayment, the same Bhall be charged with double the amount of postage which would have bean chargeable thereon if the postage has been prepaid ; but nothing in this act contained shall subject to postage any mat ter which is exempted from payment or pos tage by any existing law. And the Post master General, by and with the advice and consent of the President of the United States, shall be and he is hereby authorised to re. duce or enlarge, from time to rime, the rates of postage upon all letters and other maila ble matter conveyed between the United I States and any foreign country, for the pur pose of making better postal arrangements with other governments, or counteracting any adverse measures affecting out postal intercourse with foreign countries; and post masters at the office of delivery are hereby authorized, and it shall be their duty, to re more wrappers and envelopes from all print ed matter and pamphlets not charged with letter postage, for the purpose of ascertain ing whether there is upon or connected with any such printed matter or in such package any matter or thing which would authorize or require Ihe charge of a higher rate of pot tage thereon. And all the publishers of pamphlets, periodicals, magazines, and newspapers which shall not exceed eixteen ounces in weight, shall be allowed to inter change their publications reciprocally free of postage : Provided That such interchange shall be confined to a single copy of each publication: And provided, alto, That said I publishers may enclose in their publications the bills for subscriptions thereto without an y additional charge for pottage : And pro vided, farlhsr, That in all cases where news papers sfoail nol contain over three hundred square inches they may be transmitted through the maiu* by the publishers to bona | fide subscribers at one the rates fixed by this act. Sure SING —A place where the railroad de. tains a good many people who ought to go by, and where tho laws allow a good many to go by who ought to be detained. From the Albany Duttkman. Crwßbs for All Kildi f Chickens. UNNATURAL.— What we deem unnatural, vety frequently means only such acts as are tmvmtal. It would be considered at the preseent time an unnatural piece of oppres. aion for us to hang Quakers because they praise God with their hats on, and yet the time has been when the quakers were as regularly strung up for this offence, as oni ons were—the act not being considered un natural, but commendable. We think can nibalism unnatural, and yet if we had par taken of broiled olergymen as often as the South Sea Islanders have, it is quite likely that we should look upon the act as the only beneficial mode of obtaining religious in etruction. It is not the wickedness of acts which makes us look upon them with hor ror, but their unftwhionableness. It was once considered unnatural for women to products ioortion; there are oolleges in N. Yq-.x at this very moment, the professors of whieh teach ohiid murder as a science. What a pity that pleasure can't be multi plied in the same ratio that pain can. The man that gets a dollar a day will find his five dollars for the same quantity of time- In crease his income, however, from five dol lars a day to ten, and you will not add to his happiness a particle. As five dollars a day will get a person all the comfort he can pos sibly desire, any increase of that income will add to his troubles rather than to his pleasures or contentment. Surplus wealth brings real estate, real estate litigation; which litigation very frequently ends in bro ken sleeps, loss of appetite, bad digestion, melancholy and suicide. A yonng gentleman, in describing the ef fects of his firM waltz, says he thought he was going to heaven on a band of music. For fifteen minutes he appeared to be swim ming in a sea of rose leaves, with a blue angel. This soon changed, he says, to a de lirinm of peacock feathers, in whieh his brain got so much mixed up with low neck ed frocks, musk and melody, that he has fed on flutes ever since.' "Unrequited affection" has a very depres sing effect on the spirits. We care not how mnch of an exquisite a youth may be, let him "get the mitten," and his contempt for bear's grease will know no bounds. His care of his boots will also undergo a change, while hit disregard for public opinion will be so exalted, that he won't care a "cuss" whether bis trousers are broken or not. A large portion of our happiueaa springs from ignorance rather than from knowledge. To make an evil endurable, all that's neces sary is to be unconscious ot anything better. To those who have not seen oysters, clams are considered the best of shell fish—while "prepared cider" is just as good as cham pagne to those who have nevei "hearn tell" of Heidsick. It is obedience that onslaves men, not ty ranny. Nero would have been as powerless as root beer had he not been made formida ble by the cowardice of the Romans. To re duce the Sultan to suppliant, all that's re quired is to have Turkey say "I wont," somo day, and stick to it. A bill to suppress bronchitis will bo intro duced, bj Senator Schoonmaker, on Tues day next. Senator Babcock has also given notice that he wi 11, on some fntnre day, bring is a bill incorporating the "Vesuvius salve," for the eradication of cutaneous and other eruptions—political as well as social. Price 2 shillings a box, label inclusive. A gents supplied by calling on the Senator, at his rooms. The virtue which resiMs temptation is most noble, but that which flies from it most secure. Morality is all very well, Mr. Fer guson, but a good pair of legs is far prefera ble. Insuring your house is a good way to guard against a conflagration ; baring no fiie in or near it, is, however, still belter. The best of insurance offices may "bust. Fault finders are the great pioneers of pro gression. Things which are not censuerd, are never improved. Had nobody aver at tacked srage travelling, railroads would nev er have been dreampi of. A contented mind is very well for an individual, perhaps; to benefit a community, however, give us the ill-natured devil who spends his whole life in abusing things. Old Gent. Waiter. Waiter. What sir! Old gent. A mackerel salad. Waiter. He v thing else, sir I Old Gent. Yes a broiled cocktail in the shall. The love of obatinacy is so great in the human family, that we actually believe that if the legislature should make it penal to help man in distress, the number of Howards that would spring up in the community would be equal to the felons. Put a man on the free list, and his desire lo visit theatres falls to zero in a moment. "Please, Doctor, I want to get three cents' worth of hoppodeldock and a shillings' worth of Mctjasksy Oil, mixed separate." "Certainly, my dear; blow yenr nose." Among the cariosities lately added to the Schenectady Musenm, is a musquitoe's bladder, containing the souls of 24 misers, and the fortunes of 12 prints"—nearly half fell. TnUh ud light—CM fttf stmmißY and EMfc railroad. We gird here an important extract from General Packer's late speech in the Penn sylvania Senate on the subject of our pub lic improvements in this region of the state. He concludes thus Bat, Mr. Speaker, the Sunbury and Erie railroad is the great improvement that Phil adelphia must resort to, at last, to secure the trade of the lake*. It is the route that Penn sylvania railroad should have adopted—and Philadelphia will yet be driven to it in self defence. In a speech in the Chinese mu seum. In that city a few years since, I en deavored to impress npon the minds of her capitalists the importance of this measure, but was unsucceasful.—This, sir, was the favorite prajeot of the late Nicholas Biddle, of your city—and whatever may be seid of bim as a politician, er a financier, aU agree, that en questions of internal improve in sot ! and commerce, he was one of the moat sa gacious and far-seeing statesmen in this Union.—His fault was, if fanlt h be, that ha was twenty years in advanee of the age in which he lived. Sir, his towering mind, enabled him, afar off, to —"Seethe tops of distant thoughts, Whio h men of common stature never saw." Had he lived, and maintained the strong | hold which he once had on the affections of Philadelphia, that city would long since have been placed in relation to the trade I have attempted to describe, where New York and Boston now are. But, lam pleased to ob serve that your very intelligent Board of Trade, sir, have at length turned their at tention to this long neglected improvementJ their views are those of enlightened wisdom and I commend them to the attention, not only of Senators, but of every business man in Philadelphia and Baltimore. In their last annual report they say, "that it ia time that we should look elsewhere than to the centre of the State and to lines of cen tral communication.—From tho mouth of the Juniata to the harbor of Erie, there is one mile of railroad constructed ; and thiii though a population, according to the cen sus of 1850, of upwards of 400,000 people is there to contribute, by their industry and products, to our business prosperity. A rail road communication from (he bead waters of the West Branch to the harbor of Erie is known to be practicable. Surveys have been made, and its probable cost ascertained. Philadelphia has too long turned her back on that wonderful region ; for wonderful it is, at least in its mineral resources, with its inex haustible and accessible masses of iron and bituminous coal, through which, by almost bridle pashs, (for there- strd yet, to nor tkuu be it spoken, wildernesses in Pennsylvania,) the traveller passes from the mouth of the Sinnamahoning to the head waters of the Allegheny and of the Lake streams. While New York is pushing forwanj its Erie rail road along our Lake shore, and through our neglected territory, we are content to see not only north-western Peansylvania, bnt all the intermediate territory, influenced by adverse policy to us, pass away to commercial alle giance in another State. It is high time that oureyes should be directed in this direction. It has ceased to be a question of rival routes. And whenever these improvements north-westward from the Susquehanna shall be seriously begun, then taking Sunbury and Catawissa as the points on which the river is ultimately reeaohd, Philadelphia, witbrits works extending north from Harris burg, and northwestward irom the head waters of the Sohuylkill, may elaira it all, beyond the reach of rivalry." Mr. Speaker, the lumber trade, alone, of the last yer, on the West Braneh of the Sus quehanua, amounted in value to more than #1,000,000. The village of Williamsport, in whioh I reside, shipped by oanal, over 16,000,000 of feet of lumber'—and this trade is but beginning. Give us a direct commu nication by railroad to Philadelphia and Baltimore. Abandon the idea that Philadel phia will not be benefitted, unless her citizens can see the smoke of the locomotives, and hear the cars rumbling over the Market Meet bridge. Such ienota broad, liberal and statesmanlike policy—it ia uuworthy of Phil adelphia.—Throw open all the avenues lead ing from the interior—give our iron masters, our lumbermen, our miners and our farmers, the advantage of the beet markets, where over they are to bk foeod. You will then, sir, see tho wilderness of the West Branch disappear, her valleys will be made vocal by the pantings of tbo engine and the hum of induMry and enterprize; yeu will see her "floods clap their hands, and har mountains be joyful together." JUDGE STRICKLAND, Of the West Chester Republican, suggests a substitute for the Canal Board, which he thinks will notonly give greater satisfaction to the people, but will bring about an aetual saving to the Commonwealth, ol on* hundred thousand dollars annually. Hia subMitute provides for a Department of Internal Im provements, with a Secretary, to be elected by the people for 3 years; and imposes npon that department and officer the dn ties now pertaining to the Board ot Canal Commis sioners, with such limitations nd exceptions as stall be prudent and proper. Six year* have bnt elapsed' since the Board of Canal Commissioner* were made elective, and it ia not very probable lhat a change on the present syMem will be effected at so early a period, however practicable the Judge's | suggestion may appear. From the Washington Commonwealth. THE PEAT WIVES. (A Laughable Occurrence.) The incident we ate about to relate occur, red some years since, in the Granite State, and as we abide beyond striking distance of the parties and their immediate friends, we shall be a little more free in our description of the circumstances than we otherwise should be. Nathaniel Ela, or "Uncle Nat," as he was generally called, was the corpulent, rubi cund and jolly landlord of the best hotel in the flourishing village of Dover, at the head of the Piseataqna, and was excessively fond of a bit of fun withal. He was also the owner of a large farm in New Durham, about twenty miles distant, the overseer of whioh was one Caleb Dicker, or "Boss Kale" as termed by the numerous hands under his control and sufficiently waggish for all prac tical purposes of fnn and frolic. Caleb, like 1 a wise and prudeut man,.had a wife; and so had ''Uncle Nat," who was accustomed to visit his farm every month or two, to see how matters went on. On ihe occasion ol one of these visits, the following dialogue occurred between Uncle Nat and Mistress Ricker. "Mr. Ela," said the good lady, "why have you never brought Mrs. Ela out to see the farm, and pay us a visit—l dare say, she would be pleased to spend a day or two with us. and I would endeavor to render her stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible." "Why, to tell you the truth, Mrs. Ricker," said Uncle Nat, "I have been thinking a boat it, for some time, but then she is so very deaf as to tender conversation with her extremely difficult—in fact, it requires the greatest effort to make ker hear anything that ia said to her; and she is consequently very reluctant to mingle in the society of strangers." "Never mind that," replied the importun ate Mrs. Ricker, "I have a good stror.g voice, and if anybody can make her hear, I can." "If you think so, and will risk it," said Uncle Nat, "she shall accompany me on my next visit to the farm;" and this having been agreed on, Uncle Nat left for the field, to acquaint Boss Kale with what had passed, and with the plan of future operations, tou ching the promised visit of hie wife. It was finally settled between the wicked wags that the fact that'their wives could both hear as well as any body, should be kept a profund secret, until disclosed by a personal interview of the ladies themselves. The next time Uncle Nat was about to "visit the farm," he suggested to his wife that a ride into the country would be of ser vice to her; that Mrs. Ricker, who had nev er seen her, was very anxious to receive a visit from her, and proposed that she should accompany him on lhat occasion. She read ily consented, and they were soon on their journey. They had not, however, proceeded far, when Uncle Nat observed to her that' Mrs. Ricker was extremely deaf, and she. would be under the necessity of elevating her voice to the highest pitch, in order to converso with her. Mrs. Ela regretted the misfortune, but thought, as the had a pretty strong voice, she would be able to make her friend hear her. In a few hours after, U nele Nat and his lady drove np to the door ol his counrry mansion, and Boss Rieker, who had been previously informed of tha lime of Un cle Nat's intended artival, was already in waiting to help enjoy the fun that was to come of a meeting of the Deaf Wires! Mrs. Ricker, not expecting them at the time, happened to be engaged with her domestic duties iu the kitchen ; but, observing her vis iters through the window, she flew to the glass to adjust her cap and put herself in the best trim to receive them, that the moment would allow. In the meantime, Boss Kale had ushered Uncle Nat and hia lady into the parlor, byway of the front door, soon after which, Mrs. R. appeared in the presence of her guests. "Mrs. Rieker, I will make you acquainted with Mrs. Els," roared Uncle Nat, in a voice of thunder. "How do you do, madam," screamed Mrs. Ricker to Mrs. Ela, with her mouth close to the ear of the latter. "Very well, I thank you," replied Mrs. E., in a tone of corresponding elevation. •'How did you leave your family 1" contin ued Mrs. R., in a voice quite up to the pitch of ber first effort. "All very well, I thank you—how's your family ?" returned Mrs. E,in a key which called into requisition all tha power of her lungs. In the meantime, Uncle Nat and Boss Kale, who were convulsed beyond tho pow er of endurance, had quietly stolen out of tho door, and remained under the window, listening to the boisterous conversation ot their deaf wives, which was confirmed on the same elevated letter of the staff for some time, when Mrs. R., in the same led ger-line key she had observed from the first, thus addressed her lady guest: "What on earth are you hallooing to rae for—l a'nt deaf I" "A'nt you indeed 1" said Mrs. E., "but pray what are you hallooing to me for—l'm sure I'm not deaf t" Each, then, came gtadually down to her ordinary key, when a burst of langhtor from Uncle Nat and Boas Kale, at tho window, re vealed the whole trick, and even the ladies themselves were compelled to join irt the merriment they bad afforded the otltsidete, by the ludicrous character of then interview. MRAs e The man must lead a happy life Who's free from matrimonial chains; Who Is directed by a wife, Is sure to suffer for his pains. Adam could find no solid peace, When Eve was given for a male ; Until he saw a woman's face, Adam was in a happy Mate. la all the female face appear, Hypocrisy, deceit, and pride : Truth, darli-g of a heart sincere, Ne'er known in womas to reside. What tongue is able to nnfold, Tne falsenold that in woman dwells ; The worth in woman we behold, la almost imperceptible. Cursed be the foolish man, I say, Who changes from his singleaess ; Who will not yield to woman's sway, . Is sure of perfect blessedness. To advocate the ladies' cause, you will read the Ist and 3d, 2d A 4th lines together. GUTTA PERC HA. We hear the question often asked, and very seldom answered, what is gutta percha, and where does it differ from India rubbe'r? Therefore, we prepare ibis article for the information of those who may not possess knowledge on this subject. Gutta percha is the concrete jjuice of a tree of the same name, which bounds in the islands of Bor neo, Lingapore, in Sarawak, and along the Malayan Peninsula. The name is Malayan. "Gutta," meaning the gum or juice of a plant, and "Percha," Ike name of the tree from which it is extracted, and is obtained in a liquid form, by tapping Ihe trees period ically. When the water it contains has evaporated, it becomes very hard at the temperature of the atmosphere—is now elastic, tough and hard as weed. In its na ture it is fibery and held together by tho glutinous nature of the particles of which it is composed. It differs widely from India rubber, and is capable of much more gene al application to use ful purposes, but by many the two substances are confounded as one and the same, under a different elite of preparation. The elasticity and impervi ousuets to water, gives the principal value to India rubber. Gutta percha has not mora than five per cent, of elasticity, when man ufactured, and when softened by the action of heat, instead ot becoming soft and stieky can be rolled in sheets as thin as tissue, OT worked into any shape, and immediately be comes rigid again at the temperature of the atmosphere. It resists the action of all kinds of acids, oils, alchohol and water, but can be dissolved in Tarnaptha. which holds it in solution at summer heat. It la imporus, good conductor of sound, a perfect non conductor of electricity, and makes waterproof soles for shoes. In the combina tion of strength, flexibility and durability it excels all other substances, and these are the properties which make it so valuable. It can be applied to nearly all the purposes of life, and even is found useful in the prac tice of surgery. Softened by water at a temperature of 108 degrees it can easily be molded into any required form, without shrinking when cool, and retains in that stale, a perfect impression of the most deli cate foliage. An article thus adapted to so many purposes cannot help coming into gen eral use. It was first introduced into Eng. land in 1843 by Dr. Montgomery, and into the Uuited States in 1847 by S. T. Armstrong of New York. WHY HB WAS REJECTED. —Among the ma ny interesting facts connected witb the tem perance canse, is th following "good one whieh occurred not many years ago in the county of W— , ia this State. A young man of some promise was ad dressing the daughter of one of our plant ers, and was by-the-bye, making some pro gress in his anil In the meantime, his "fair intended" learned that our hero had once been a member of the churoh, ''and depar ted from the faith." She alio learned that he had been a Son of Temperance, but had "backed from that." The time was near when our here was to learn his fate; indeed, the day had arrived, as he was already in attendance upon his dulcina—a beautiful black-eyed brunette she is. Yes, he was before her, pressing his suit, and urging in the most eloquent strains his claims lo her "fair hand." Greatly to the astonishment and chagrin of our hero, when ha "popped the all im portant," he received lor an answer the em phatic "No," in roniut terms. Our hero, greatly confused and surprised, and scarcely knowing what he did, "left for parts un known" to us, while our fair heroine soon after appeared before her "doaiiug mam ma," and the following dialogue ensued;— Miss —Ma, the string is cut right in two. Afa—How so, ray deer 1 Miss —Why, Mr. has once been a member of the Churoh, and couldn't Mick to thai, and he has bean a Son, and couldn't stiek l that, *Ol thought be wouldn't stick to me, and I just told him, no sir-ee. Ma —Served him exactly right, my child. come hero and kise your ma. Young man, when you join the church or the Sons you had better "stiek to it," or, you know, tha rest, if there are any sensible girls about. Tim on says when men marry now a days they got mora whalebone thar woman, and more coffee bsigs then "tin." About these days, Timou should avoid Broom hartdfoe. cm MHari H# kimm NUMfcEft 8, 'it'* J The muscular phwer of llie htiHitH 6ofr is indeed wonderful. A tVItNSi pf&er ell] trot at a rapid puce, add tarry * wMgfft of sixhurtdred pounds. lUlfo, ■ celebrated Ath letic Crotona, in hslr, Accustomed himself to carry the greatest burthens, add by de gree* became a master in Mrengfh. It is said that he Carfied 0(n his shot I lew an ox, four year* old, Weighing upwards of one thousand pound* for ob'oVe forty yards, and afterwards killed h with tfne bToW of his fist. He was seven times o#ned at fhe Pythe an games, and six at Olympian. He presented himself the sevAnfK tfrte, but no one had the courage to' enter the list against him. He was one Of fhe disaiples of Pythagoras, antf to hi* uncommon strength the learned preceptor and his pOpils owed their lives. The pills* whitish supported the roof of the school suddenly gave way, but Milo supported the whole weight of the bnilding, and gtfve the philosopher time to' escape. In his old age, Milo attempted to pull up a nee by its roots and break it. lie partly affected it; but his stVength being gradually exhausted, tlie tree when cleft re united, and left his hand pioch in the body of it. He was then alone / and being unable to disengage himself died in that position. Undermentioned that he en# a' man' whose finger hiring caught in a chain at the bottom of a mine, by keeping ft foreibly bant, supported by that means the #eight of his whole body, one hundred and fifty pounds, until he he was drawn up to the surface, a distance of six hundred feat. Augustus XI., King of Poland, could roll up a silver plate like a sheet of paper, and twist the s'rongest horse shoe asunder. A Frenchman attached to Rockwell and Stone's Circus last Spring, was able to resist the united efforts of four horses, as was wit nessed by hundreds in New York and other places* A lion is Mid to hare left the impression of hie teeth upon a piece of solid iron. The raoßt prodigious power of Muscle is exhibited by fish. The whale mores with a velocity through the dense mediam of watt •r, that would carry him, if continued at the same rate, round the world in little leu than a fortnight; and a sword Itsh Iras beOh known to strike Iris weapon quite through the oak plank af a ship.—lT. L Ma. Education of Worn*. A woman, whom a good education had provided with ample resourced, says Bitmap, can never fee! the oppression of an idle or a solitary hour Her house wiH probably be the resort of the cultivated and refined, and shq will thus hnve all that is most valuable in society, without its Canities and its toils. In such a home, eo fitted and formed to de velope mind, she need have no anxiety for the education of her children Her conver sation, ard that of her friends whose intima cy she cultivates, will do more to eJucate them, to give them intellectual tastes and habits, than a thousand schools and colleges. For after all, the best part of education is not the dry knowledge obtained from books and maps, and diagrams, but is imported when teaching and being taught is farthest trom our minds. It is breathed into ns by* the subtile infeotion of puro aims and lofty aspirations. It is imparted by the electric communications of right feelings and noble sentiments. Nowhere oan the mind gain knowledge so rapidly and so well as in lis tening to the con vernation of the accomplish, ed and wll informed. The best part of edacation must be recei ved at home, the edueatioo of the heart, by the influence of a sympathy with those we love, too delicate to be analysed or defined. There we daily look info the souls of thortf whom nature has taught us most to rever ence and imitate* If there we see, as in a pure mirror, the images ol tho noblest vir tues, integrity, truth, honor, justice, piety to God and kindness to men, wo aro mora like ly to be transformed into the same likeness then by any amount ol eloquence or ingenu ily. The best part of education is that whicW forms the character and gives us ju>t views of human life, —that we are ndt aent hero esgerly to grasp at and tenaciously to retain all the advantage over our follow beings thai we can gain, to lake our ease while other* toil, to seek our own selfish ends regardless of the righte and feeling* of others ; bet with disinterestedness, firmness, patifehce'and hu manity to take our ehare in the good or HI of all. TUB SBUXK MOXUMINT —We at laef bdve the pleasure of announcing to ih'e many friends of the late Governor, Fax eras R SHCME, that the proposed Mohumenf fo be erected over hie grave, has been contracted for, bj Propoeal, and the buiMfng of the urns has been awarded to Thomas Hargrave, Mar ble Mason, ef Philadelphia;. The MeMnM will be erected on the 4th of July, next. Debater, in speaking about hie says there is e reflected radiance hovering about her brows, which Makes her appear when e-eted by the side of ether angels,' like e dera light house in ri sea of deamalMt white satin- The young lady bee sad halt, we believe. A DAXDT—A specimen ofthe human fam ily that paries tot a man among women, and for a woman among the men. His upper lip is tied 6n with a moustache, while his whole occupation consists in toting a little care up and down Broadway.