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i. . Wtwr Proprietor.] Truth an* R<*ht~Moir C®Mtry v , [Two Dollars per Ann*■ -wnaanes rr— .- i.-.-.n. ._iv- ■■ - VOLUME 3. TBB STAR OP TIIE NORTH It published every Thursday Morning, by R.'W. WEAVER. OFFICE—Up stairs in the New Brick building on the south side of Main street, third square below Market. TCRMS : —Two Dollars per annum, if paid Within six months from the time of subscri bing ; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid witnin the year. No subscription received for a less period than six mouths: no discon tinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editors. ADVERTISEMENTS uot exceeding one square, will be. inserted three times for one dollar, and t,wenty-flvecents for each additional insertion At liberal discount will be made to those who ad vertise by the year. WHY THIS I.ONGINGI BY CHARLES MACXAY. Why this longing, clay-clad spirit ? Why this fluttering of thy wings ? Why this stiiving to discover Hidden and transcendent things t Be contented in the prison, Thy captivity shall cease— Tat'e the good that smiles before theo ; Restless spirit bo at peace ! Willi (lie roar of wintry forests. With the thunder's crash and roar, With the rusli of (tunny wafer. Thou wouldst sympathise, O soul ! Thou wouldst ask them mighty queslions In a language of their own, Untranslatable to mortals, Yet not utterly unknown. Thou wouldet fiuhom Life and Being, J Thou wouldst see through birth and death j Thou wouldst solve the eternal riddle— Tuou a speck, a ray, a breath. Thnu wouldst look at stars and systems, As if thou couldst understand All the harmonies of Nature, Struck by an Almighty hand. With thy feeble logic, tracing if Upward from effect to cause. Thou art toiled by Nature's barriers, And the limits of her laws. Be at peace, tliou struggling spirits, (ireat Eternity denies The unfolding of its secrets In the circle of thine eyes. Be contented with thy freedom— Dawning is not perfept day; There are truths tliou canst not fathom, ! Swaddled in thy robes of clay. Kpstip hope flint if thy circle Grow not wider here in Time, God's Eternity shall give thee i'owerof vision more sublime. Clodged and bedded in the dnrknc s, ; Little gorm abide lliine hour, Thou'lt expand in proper season, Into blossom, into flower. Humble faiili alone becomes thee in the glooms where thou art lain: Bright is the appointed future ; Wait—thou strait not wail i:s vain. I Cease thy struggling, feeble spirit !• Fret not at thy prison bars ; Never shall thy mortal pinions Make ihe circuit of the stars. Here on Earth are duties for ihee, Suited to thine earthly scope : Seek them, tliou Immortal Spirit— God is with thee—work in hope. CATTAWISSA RAILROAD. The Senate Committee appointed to re- | port upon the subject of tlio Sunbury ami Erie Railroad, lately presented a report through Mr. Walker the chairman, from ; which we are pleased to extract the follow- i ing conclusion in relation to the SUNBURY AND ERIE RAILROAD. Qcneral ternaries upon its Eastern Terminus be- j I ween Sunbury, and the Valley nj the Schuyl• I kill. Several reports have been proposed ex- : a mined, and surveyed, with a view to a rail road connection between the waters of the j Schuylkill and of (lip Susquehanna, at Sun- i bury: which varioqs routes may be briefly j elated as follows; commencing westwardly Ist. By tho Mine Ihll and Schuylkill Haven \ Rnlroul. from Schuylkill Haven, througli Miners- Ville "id oa ' Castle to Sliamnkin, a dis till IS of foi>t*° overcoming the Broad Mountain b,'." a ' iun •' |.M> J"' (above Delaware tidewater * l 1 hdadelphia.) , by eighty feet grades ascending v ;*stwar( ly, j an I i'xty si x feet ascending easlwardly. - W | would make the total distance from HiiJa i delphia to Suubury one hundred and fifty j miles, thus: I'hiladelphia to Schuylkill Haven (Read ing Railroad) 89 Schuylkill Haven to Coal Castle (Mine Hill Railroad) 10 Coal Castle to Shamokin 32 Shamokin to Sunbury (Danville and Potls ville) . '8 150 | Of which qnly thirty two miles from Coal Oasile to Shamokin would require construc ting, at a cost oi about $1,280,000 the balance ,of the one hundied and eighteen miles being already built and in operation. 3d. By the Mount Carbon Railroad route through Fobsville, New Castle, and Shamo kin, to Sunbury, a distance of about fifty four mites from end of Reading Raijrqad ; with grade* of eighty gvo feet per mile ascending west, and about sixty feet per mile ascending east. By this route, at present unexplored, the distance from Philadelphia would be one hundred and forty six miles, thus: Philadelphia to Pottsville 93 Poltsville to Suubury 53 14 6 Of whi thirty three miles would require •to be cor.str.''e' eil ' a co4t of a3OUI 000. 3d. By the Mu Crtek P ailroad vla ' Port Carbon, St. Clair, Ne-' v Boston and Shamokin to Sunbury, in all sixty m,les ' ,om P " d ° f Reading Railroad at Mount 4 ' bon I ° ne hundred and fifty two miles i. P ' • phia. RLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1851. The maximum grades in this route, will be about one hundred feet to the mile going wert, and about fifty coming east. Of the whole distance one hundied and eighteen miles are Bbilt and in operation, and five on the Mill Creek Railroad are partially graded, leaving twenty nine to be constructed, at a cost of about 91,200,000. 4th. By the Little Schuylkill and Cattawissa Railroad via. Port Clinton, Tamaqita, Tama nend, and Cattawissa, to Sunbnry, in all one hundred and sixty seven miles from Phila delphia thus: Philadelphia to Port Clinton, (Reading Railroad) 78 Port Clinton to Tamaqua (Little Schuyl kill Knilroad) 20 Timaqua to junction with Cattawis9a Railroad 12 Thence to Cattawissa 35 ! Cattawissa to Sunbury 22 | of which ninety eight miles are constructed j and in operation, and thirty five of the Cat- | lawissa Railroad are graded, leaving only j thirty-four to be made, at a probable cost oi l 81,350,000. The maximum grades on this ■ route are only sixty six feet goUig west, and j thirty three feet per mile coming east. All these routes stated pass over or through j the first iml second coal fields of Penn- 1 ej'ivatiia, containing the richest measures! of anthracite coal in the United States; j accessible at every point, by any of the j routes, and therefore abundantly able to af ford a local coul business sutficient to justify their construction. For want of these im provements, thousand of acres of most val-) uable coal land, in the second coal field, are ] liehl at a nominal value otdy, and rise or fall ! in price, as the prospect of a railroad im proves or diminishes. The " Girard Eestate," owned by the j City of Philadelphia, in the second coal j field, contains a large amount of most valua- j coal land, at present entirely unproductive, lor want of access to market. Any railr.oad, connecting the Snequehan-j na and Seuylkill valleys, must command the entire passenger travel of the north and west branches of that noble stream, at prosent ' dependent upon canals and stages. The ex- < tensions already made, and making north- j wardly, into New York State, will secure a, large portion of the travel now seeking the ; Erie Railroad, and of the rich and fertile ! \-uUeys of the Tioga, Owego. and Chenango rivers. It i 3 worthy of remark, that by the Schuyl- j kill Valley lies the shorter route from Phila- I delphia to Elmira (on the New York ana j Erie Railroad.) than from that latter potrt, ' by the same railroad, to the city of New j Yoik, thus : Philadelphia to Port Clinton "8 Port Clinton to Tamanend Tainauend to Catlawissa 35 I Ca'.tavvissa to Williamsport 45 j 190 | Williamsport to Elmira 75 | | Philadelphia to Elmira, total 205 ( t New York to Elmira 283 ; Difference in favor of Philadelphia 18 By the proposed Sunbury and Erie Rail j road, and the shortest (surveyed) of the : routes just stated, the distance between Yhil- I adelphia and Lake Erie is the most direct of! any railroad now being constructed, or pro , posed, between the great lakes of the West, ) and an Atlantic seaboard city, as will be : : shown by the following comparison : ! Phildelphia to Sunbury, via Mine Hill j j Railroad 1 ! I Suubury to Erie, by Miller's Survey £B6 1 436 I New York and Erie route— New York to Dunkirk, by Erie Ra.l --i road 470 I In addition to the immense trade of the | I Lakes, yearly increasing in magnitude, and j , for which the Erie ami Philadelphia Railroad i must ho a successful competitor, its local business alone will be important. The northern tier of counties in our Slate, is quite equal, in fertility of soil, and Car superior in mineral wealth, to its southern : portion. The former have not increased in ! wealth or population, as have thoir more ' favored southern brethren, aided by large expenditures from the State and the capital ist. Let the porlhern terjitory of Pennsylva- I nia have but a fraction of such outlay ex ! pended in constructing such an improvement ! as this railroad, and with the natural advan ! lages already possessed, she will exhibit re ! ults as brilliant as ever witnessed in the I history of our progress; and assist most ma , terially in establishing, in lt>6o, the Keystone State in the proud position she is proved to occupy by the last census-the first of the Atlantic States in the increase of her popula tion. READING, Penn., Feb. 13, 1851. Your committee, then recommend the renewal of tho charter of the Sunbury and Erie Railroad, a reorganization of the com pany, and a more thorough investigation of the subject. We do not recommend that the State take stock, but suggest the propiiety of a legisla tive appeal being made to the general gov ernment, tor a donation to this State of 3,000,000 acres of and, the proceeds of which to bo invested in this road, and the dividends arising therefrom to be pledged for tho support of our Common Schools. This, if Pennsylvania insists upon it, can be had. It is due to her position, and the objects to be accomplished—the education of her children, and the improvement of her ■ territory, are worthy of the exertion. In Pittsburgh, during 1850, there were 54 fires. "A LEAF FROM THE IHBTOBY OF A BANK." Conversing with a friend, some days since, on the ordinary topics of the day, including the proceedings of the Legislature, ho ob served that he was afraid the Free Banking Law would not pass. Our fears were in the other direction. The gentleman is a me chanic. Of course he expects to be bene fitted oy the establishment of the proposed system of Free Barking, with its attendant increase of nominal capital and expansion of the currency; end "if he knows t' lß ropes," and works them right, ho may. But while individuals may be benefitted, the mass mustsufTer; and thcugh the anticipa tion of some may be realized, the hopes of, many are doomed to disappointment. In considering the probabilities of mechanics such as our friend who fears the free bank ing system may be defeated, boing benefit ted by bank facilities, let us take a leaf from history. It is now some 16 or 17 years sinco the Exchange bank of Pittsburg, was charteied by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, with the privilege of a branch. Hollidaysburg was then a new and thriving place: the comple tion of the main line of the public works had given a fresh impetus to business ; lots were laid out in a new part of the town and in Gaysport; with increase of business came increase of population, and many industri ous and enterprising mechanics wore among those who came to share in the business and and the advantages of the place. Hollidaysburg and Beaver became the contestants for the privdegc of having the ] branch of the Exchange bank, and the vie- | tory was finally gained by Hollidaysburg to ; the great joy of its inhabitants, including of I course many of the mechanics. We thougt, at the time, that the latter were in error, and and looked forward to see them deceived in their expectations of the great advantages to be derived from having a bank in their midst, to furnish, them, not merely a curren cy, but the means of extending their busi ness; and we were not disappointed in the result. The men who were most anxious for the location of the Branch in Hollidays burg, were the first to sufTer from its opera tions. Thus things went on swimmingly for a while ; it was a nice affair to be able to get money, neat, now notes too, dated in your own town, merely by sending in your note ta the Board of Directors, with the : name of a neighbor or two on the back; and ! it was so comfortable to have the power ot assisting a neighbor to obtain money also, by giving him the use of your name ; and then it was so much easier to borrow mon ey from the bank than to collect it trom your debtors that it was no wonder that alt were tempted to indulge in the new process, and did indulge as long as it was the interest of the President, Director & Co., to allow them. Evety body, of couise, bought lots; ami as a matter of necessity almost, commenced the erection ot houses; and every body "ex tended their business," as the phrase is. But after a while "a change came o'er the spirit of their dreamdiscounts were less readi ly obtained, and notes, when due, were not so easily met ; and it was not unusual to find a mechanic running the street, when he should have been in the shop attending to his business and his customers, borrowing ilvo dollars hore, ten there and twenty in an other place "to help him out of u Rank scrape," with the comlortable assurance that by the time he would be able to replace what he had borrowed, the thirty or sixty days would be round, and he would be ready to go thro' precisely the same operation. Of course this would not lost always, Fif teen or sixteen years have rolled away since the citizens of Hollidaysburg were blessed by the location of a branch bank among them, and looked with fee'ings of mingled awe and admiration upon the little brick building, with its wooden shutters and door frame cov- j cred with sheot iron, the latter strongly bar red, as the source from whioh was to flow unnumbered blessings to the town, and for tune) to its inhabitanis. Let us look around and sag the results. Of all thp mechanics ar.d business men who were in that place, in active business and with fair prospects, very few remain J some have gone west to rooruil tkeir shatter ed fortunes; some have died and left noth ing for their heirs to quarrel about; and the instances are rare indeed, in which they who remain, are as well off this day, as they were at that time; and rarer still, in which they have continued prosperous through the whole term, or retain the property they then possessed. Of the lots bought and houses erected, few indeed remain in the hands of the original builders and purchasers, and the court records will show, we think, that most of the present owners hold their titles, direct ly or indirectly, from "the President, Direct-' ors and company, of the Exchange Bank of Pittsburg." Tho only portion of business men, who have, as a general rule, secured the bank blessings, aro tho forwarding men, and to thein the bank was useful and neces sary. But there have been some wrecks a mong them also, and "the Pilot line," and," and "the Baltimore line," will be long re membered with regret by those who, invest ing there the savings of their past life, ex pecting to eke out the deficiency by bank accommodations, find themselves in the con dition of the dog in the fable, who lost what he had by grasping at its shadow. Their real capital has gone to swell the the pocket of the "President, Directors & Co." 8o gn eral has.been the disappointment in relation to the operations of this great blessing, so ar dently dasired by the Hollidaysburghers, that even those that should have profited by the losses of the rest of the community, have not done se, and we find some of the resi dent Directors and officers of the bank, suf | f'rers by its operations. We would not pretend to say, without an examination of the records of Blair and Huntingdon counties, how much of the real estate of Hollidaysburg and neighborhood now belongs, or has belonged to the Ex change Bank ol Pittsburg; but we can look around that town and Gaysport and single out much of our most valuable property, that either now belongs to that corporation, or has changed owners through its instrumen tality and by the intervention of the sheriff After having accomplished this; after Hav ing driven off maat of fftf. meehanitps and business men,, and taken thtfir property, and drained thoso who were left until they were no longer worth operating on, the President, Directors, & Co., concluded to wind up the branch, nnd managed in that process to wind up the cashier, who had continued to flour ish among ihe-general wreck, "like a green bay tree," as a cashier should flourish, and his possessions were in due season added to the possessions of the bunk. And now if any one should desire to read ths history of the Branch of the Exchange Bank, of Pitts burg, at Hollidaysburg," he may find it at the court house on the jugdement docket, i and on the trial list, in characters such as these : " The President, Directors, If Co., of the Etchunge Bank of Pittsburg, vs. John Smith endorser of John Jones Su." The unwritten history meets the visitor at every turn. He sees a page of it in thai sung bnck house, commenced by a wonhy *nnif industrious' mechanic, in the fond expectation that it was to be a home for him and his children, now occupied by a stranger; while he, in the dis tant west, in middle age, with depressed spirits and diminished strength, is striving to lay the foundation of another fortune ; and many similar pages could we un'old. The history of one batik, is Ihe history of all; "like causes produce like efiects," and whenever mechanics attempt to improve their condition by the use of hank accommo dations, like results will follow. And the misfortune is, that where a curse of the kind is inflicted on a community, it i* scarce ly ir. the owner ot any one to avoid its ef fects; it pervades the business ol the place, and all who share in the business, roust share in the evil. We have given a more sketch ; a backward gmnia at tlier history and effects of this institution; the story could be made much longer and mora pain fully interesting. "A burned child," it is said "dreads the fire," and it might be sup posed that in a community that lias been thus blighted by a motiied corporation, arul among men who have or seen their fellows suffer, there copld be found r.one to desire a repetition of the dose. But on these subjects men are slow to learn ; many do not, or will uot, seo the conoexion between the effect and cause; and we do not doubt, that when this article meets the eye of somo who, with us, have witnessed the occurrence of these things, they will wonder thai wo have thus connected tho failure of many of the former citizens of Hollidaysburg with the existence and operations of the bank, let them take up the identical instances that we have generalised, and see if they can trace them back to any other cause. The fact that the bulk of the wealth that was created in Hollidaysburg, in the ten years from 1836 to 1845 has gone to swell tho cof fers ol the President, Dimeters & Co., of the Exchange Bank of Pittsburg, that lh cor poration now owns more property in Holli daysburg than is owned by any individual, and thai it has been enabled to accomplish this by a grant of special privileges from the Legislature of Pennsylvania, cannot bg suc cessfully denied.—Then, if like causes pro duce like effects, unless banks and men have changed their nature in the last twenty years, the location of a bank in every vil lage of the commonwealth, the result look ed for from the establishment ol the free banking system, cannot tail to end in wide, spread ruin and general distress; tho robber yof the many tor the benefit of the few ; the creation of a few millionaires from tho fortunes of ' the toiling millions; the expul sion of the meohanic from his home and the possession of hi* home by strangers; and the "fertilizing the rich man's field by the swoat of the poor man's brow."— Keystone. THE NEW TESTA M*NT.~ The parables of the Tew Testament are eminently practical. They teach a lesson that may be happily practiced every day. The parable of the ten talents is intended to show thai each man will be called to account, and judged according to his pretensions and advantages. The humble individual, whose example ex tends over a small circle, will not be held to as strict an account as the roler, who stands as it were on a pinnacle, and is seen and observed by multitude#. The faults of the mere individual are lika She errors of a pocket watch which effect only an individu al; but when a man, high in position and office, errs, it is like the toum clock going —it leads thousands into error. The Virginia Elect ions Postponed.— The Le gislature of Virginia, on Thursday, passed an act providing for the submission of the new Constitution to the people on the 4th Thurs day in August, and for the postponement of all the elections, both for Congress and the State Legislature, until tha 4th Ttursday in October next. XT There era now forty-one newspapers published in Texas. The Poor Man to His Son. BT ELIZA COOK. Work, work, my boy, be not afraid, Look labor boldly in the fi'ce, Take up the hammer or the spade. And blush not for your humble place. Hold up your brow in honest pride. Tho'rough nnd swarthyour hands may be Such hands ate sap-veins that provide The life-blood of the nation's tree. There's honor in the tho toiling pari That finds us in the furrowed fields; It stamps a crest upon the heart Worth more than all your quarter'd shield* Work, work, my boy, and murmur not, The fustaiu garb betrays no shame; Tho grime of forge soof leaves no blot, And labor gilds tho meanost name. A man is never half so blest As when Ihe bu-y day is spent, So as to make his evening rest A holiday of glad content. God grant thee but a due reward, A guerdon honest, fair and just, Ar.d then ne'er think thy station hard, But work, my boy, work, hope and trust. R APOLOGY. Perbatim report of a Meeting of tut Spirits at the House of Simon Jones, Esq , Belknap St. At 8 o'olock, Simon Jones, Esq., arose and addressed the company, consisting of some twenty-five or thirty perspiring darkies, as follows: As the timo of conserwation wid der spir . its hub cum, I mus reques do 'omtdy to mix demselves inter two extinct circles round dis pine wood table, dp ''belebers in de spirits" to consumate de inside ring, and de sceptics, not belebers, and inconwincibles, to make de outside ring, givin, as a reason, dat uni wersity and hominy oh do mind wos indis psnsible to attract dcr spirits. The circles being formed, Misses Jones was requested to invoke the spirits. Mrs. Jones—Ar dar any sperits here tlis night? (All heads bent over the table, ears open, eyes rolled up, under jaws dropped. Terrible suspense.) Nothing heard. Uf der ar some sperits here, will dey be so grateful as to mauifold demselves by rapping on dis ere table, right whar we can see urn. Distinct raps were heard. Soft Shins—Dar dey be. P:to Smith—-Shu enuff, I aur.ioM scod um. Mrs. Jones—ls dat my brudders sperit dat raps? mymuddei's? my sister's? Raps! Dus my sister see my mudder ? Raps ? Is my mudder and sister happy ? Raps! Ber ry happy ? Rapid number of raps. Dus my sister see Bam Jenkins der? Nothing heard. Mr. Thicklip—Wha da yar ax sich ham bigalus questicfi at* Jat for ? Wha don't yer ax uf she sees der sperit ob Sam Jenkins. Mrs. Jones resumed—Wall, duz your sis ter's spent see Sam Jenkins spirit, what died last week. Nothing heard. Mr. Flatfoot—Missus Joies, sposo you ax yer sister uf she sees Old Knothead dar. The question was asked and answered by raps. Mr. Fla'.foot—Jist ax bim will he corros pond to me. The question was a-kod and answered as before. Mr. Flatfoot—Duz yer know old Knothead hnw long uze ben extinguished from dis spear ? Raps. Mr. Flatfoot—So duz I. Wall, duz yer know yer never paid old Solomon Ghess dat twenty-five cents commiseration for selling dem old pants for yer? Nothing heard. Yer dun no anything about dat ha ? Well, duz yer know what a muss yer wife had wid Simpson de butch er, about dem sassages she buy'd ob him, jist because she found some bits ob yaller ribbin in um ? Raps loudly a'-d spritely. Wall, don't you tinK de ribbin kum off lit tie Tammy's dog, wol's been missing dese j two weeks? Number of raps! Walt, 1 link so too. Thicklip—Mr. Flatfoot, I guess as how uvu axed enuf. I link you got yer twelve and a half cent wurt ob iufiamation. (Mrs. Jones' spirit was recalled and show ed herself quite willing to act as messenger —she was requested to bring the spirit of Mr. Bones' brother.) Raps were soon heard signifying his pres ence. Mr. Bones—la de sporit ob my deceased brudder Bone i here ? Will he conwince me dat he is a rpirit by moving dis table ? Pause. Mr. Squi Bob—llow small was yer brud der, Mr. Bones, when he died Mr. Bones—l guess dat he was about 130 pounes. Mr. Squi Bob—You don't cozactiy under cumstand me—l mean how many feet small was he ? Mr. Bones—Oh! yah! he had jist two feet- I didn't cumbehind ye at fust. Squi Bob—Ob, ya, tick head—l mean was he small enuf to move de table. Mr. Bones—To be shoa ho war ! Squi Bob—Wall, den, why didn't you say so at fust ? Bones again oalled on his brother's spirit to move the table. Breathless silence, rupted by Simon Jones, dat epirif got kinder and clared aut. Qowione then followed from Pompey. j Ar der any sperits here dis ebenittg dat want communicate wid me ? I Long pause. Uf dar any sperits hero I wish dey'd jist [ rap demselves on de table. Three distinct raps heard.* What sperit is dat ? Nothing heard. Simon Jones, Esq.—Dat's a kinder crook ed question—dey neber answer loss you put de question in do infinity. Pompey, Esq.—What de debil is de infin ity ! yah! yah! I epose you mean infirma tive ! Simon Jones, Esq.—Yiv, dat's it. Pompey—l know what 'tis, but I dun no what it means. Simon Jones—Dal is, yer mus ax uf dat's de sperit ob so and so. Pompey, Esq.—Well, is dat de sperit of so and so ? Simon Jones, Esq —Y'ou unsophistercalcd nigger, why don't yer ax uf it's de sperit ob fadder, mudder, brudder OA sister ? Pompey—ls dat ue sperit ob ladder, mud- ( der, brudder or sister? Pete Smith—l guess as how he's beep a ' communicatin' wid sperits down in old John son's cellar afore he kirn hero. Pompey, Esq.—Shoa enuf! Who told yer ? Pompey, Esq., was obliged to give up in terrogating Ihe sperits. Mr. Miller succee ded. Mr. Miller—ls der sporit oh my mudder here .' Pause. My Faddtr l. Raps. Is my fadder happy ? Raps. Does he moct de sporils ob white folks dar? Raps. Duz my fadder ebcr see dat old gernman he used to brush boots for ? Nothing heard. Is do sperit ob white folks jist as good as de niggers in dat place ? Loud raps end plenty of them, Dat's jist de way he did de uder night, when I axed him dat same question, i Some dissatisfaction expressed among tho non-believers in the outer circle. Mr. Miller—Will my fadder conwince dis meetiu' dat he is my fadder, by makiu' dis table turn round and look um in de face ? Long pause—agonizing suspense—perspi ration on tho company like dew on the grass. Table moved! (Three darkies dodged behind their shirt collars and are seen no more.) Table half round ! ! ( Two men and one woman swooned.) Table quite round !!! Mr. Miller—(To the company,—Now what yer tink About um ? All speechless! Boy Bills ghost seen to vamose at this mo ment.— Boston Post. The Language ot Flowers. Bci g present at a part ynot long since, our J botlaniual knowledge was brought into re- i quisition Oy several persons, who were de siious of sending bouquets to their friends, 1 composed of flowers significant of their entimentß. As well as we are able, we gave the most approvod floral language to our young friends, and this week we re solved to publish that attached to each of the common blossoms. It is a pretty thought to talk in flowers —those brightly tinged thin s which God has strewed all over the hil) sides j and vallies ol our land. It is recorded pf a j celebrated botanist —-Linnccus, the Sweeps, we j think it was—that he once ccnstruoted a dial . of flowers. The flight ol time was told by j their opening and closing. But to our task. I The language commonly attached to the J Dahlia, is—Forever thine. \ Hyacinth —Affection returned. Jonquil —First love. Blup Violet.—; Faithfulness ; or 1 must be sought to be found. if'htte Violet —Modest virtue. . Althea —l would not act contrary to reason. Bachelor Button— Hope even in misery. Cape Jessamine —My heart is joyful. Cedar-- Y'ou are entitled to my love. China Aster— You have no cause for dis couragement Bay—l change but in death. Broom Corn—lndustry. Heart's Ease— Forget me not. Locust —Sorrow ondeth not wheu it seem eth done. Mccgnolia —Perseverance; or, you are one of nature's nobility. Myrtle —Love. Withered —love betrayed- Peach Blossom —Here 1 fix my choice. Pink variegated —You have my friendship; ask no mom. Evening Primrose —Man's love is like the changing moon. Rose Bud —Thou hast stolen my affections. Rotem ary—Keep this for my sake ; I'll remember thee. Daffodil —Self-love is thy bosotting sin. Ice Plant —Your very looks freeze me. Ladies Slippsr —You are too wild for sober company. Oak —l honor you above all others. White Rose— Art has spoiled your boauty- Tanse y—l mean to insult you ; I declare war against you. care of your ears; thsy aro the best part about you. Mmosa— Your irritability bides your good qualitiss. Box Kins—l obaage net Wall Flatter— My affections is above time NUMBER 10. or misfortune. Vtrain —Now thy art is known, thy spell binds not. Holly— Lome near mo if yon dare. Butter Cup— Deceit is often thus covered. A GREAT MAN. ! George I.ippard, in his new work called the Nozarine, thus speaks c,f president Jack son ' HE WAS A MAN ? Well, I remember ho day I waited upon hitn. He sat there in his arm chair—l can nee that old warrior's face with its snow white hatr, even now. Ho told him of tho publio distress—tho manufacturers ruined, the eagles shrouded in crapo, which wero borne at tho hcatl of twonty thousand men into Independence Square. He heard us all. We begged him to leave the deposits were they were; to uphold the GREAT BANK in Philadelphia; Still ho did not say a word. At last one of our members more fiery than tne rest, inti mated that if the BANK were crushed, a re. j be/lion might follow. Then the old man rose—l can see him yet. "Come!" he I shouted in a voice of thunder, as his clutch ed right hand was above his white hairs— " Come with bayonets in your hands in stead of petitions—surround tho Whilo House with your legions-1 am ready for you all! BY tho Eternal! With the people at my baclf, whom your gold can neither buy nor awe, I will swing you up around the Capitol, each rebel of you—on a gibbet —high as Hnman's " When 1 think," says tho author, "of that ONE MAN standing there at Washington, battling with all the powers of Bank, and Panic, combined, betrayed by thoso in whom he trusted, assailed by all that the snakes of malice could hiss or the fiend of falsehood howl—when I think of that ono man placing his back against the rock, and folding his arms for the blow, while lie uttered his aw ful vow, " By the Eternal! I will not swervo one inch from the course I have chosen !" I must confess the racords of Greece and Rome—nay the proudest days of Cromwell or Napoleon cannot furnish an instance of a will like that of ANDREW JACKSON, when ho placed life and soul and fame on the hazard ot a di.Q for tho people's welfare. A Beautiful Illustration. A florist will tell you that if you paint the flower pot that contains a favorite, beautiful, fragrant flower, Ilia plant will withei and die Y'ou shut out the air and moisture from pas sing througli the earth to the roots, and your paint is poisonous. Just so, mere external accomplishment, or a too exclusive anxiety and regard for that, infuses die soul. Tho vase may be ever so beautiiully ornamented, but if you deny the water of life to. the flower, it must die. And there are kinds of ornamental accomplishments, the very pro cess of which is as deleterious to die soul as paint upon tho flower pot is pernicious to the plant, whose delicate leaves not only inhaio a poisonous atmosphere, during your very -process of rendering the exterior more taste ful, but the w hole earth is dried and devoid of nourishment. Nature never paints, but fall her forms of loveliness aro a growth, a native character, possession and develops meat from the beginning. If the sun can | never be called a painter, it is only because the plants absorb his rays, and receive them into tho very texture and life their vegeta tion. So, whatever is real knowledge, wis dom, principle, character and life in educa tion, is a process of the absorbing and de velopment of truth, and is uot rnero paint j '"g —[ Rev. Dr. Chcevtr. From the Albany Dutchman. Crumbs for All Kinds of thickens, ! If you would make u good speech, be on the opposition. There is a charm about abuse that no other species ol eloquence j can even approach. Till Byron look to sa ' tire, np one ever noticed him. Had Junius praised the Duke of Grafton, instead of "lam mingf' him, his letters would never hare got beyond the the newspaper they first appear ed in. One of tha best speeches that will be made this winter WM that ofSonator Carroll's against the Governor's Message, and all be cause it is BO interestiy malignant. Orations are like oysters, the mote they are cayenned the better tney are relished. Almost every body has a hobby to ride. The statesmen of Massachusetts think that the prosperity of the country depends on the tax on shirting. The iron men of Penn sylvania, tirat it is closely identified with the price of Railroads and skillets. on the contrary, attributes our progress to the great rise that took place in the Mississ ippi some fifteen years since. Previous to that date, he says, corn might be bought for a shilling a bushel; it is now worth 50 cents. You may smile at Abrowang, and yet wa quostion whether fie is much more crazy iu his notions than half our statesmen are. Pratt, of Lansinbmg i, went upon tho ica last week with a pair of skates, and cut a " spread eagle," that has laid two eggs a day ever since. The eggs may be seen by cal ling at the Phoenix. Women are like houses, tho longer they remain "to let," the more dilapitated they become. To keep either from going to do struction, they should be'early ocoupiod. Miss Tulip, tn speaking of old bachelors, says they are frozen out old gardeners in tha (lower-beds of loee. As they are as uselssa as waeda, thay should be served in the same i man nnr—ehnhtd— Albany Dutchman.