--The Vicksburg Whig
notices a favor sent to that office, by a lady, as follows:
A great curiously was sent us by Mrs. Blanchard
It is a ‘"model economical candle,"’ co yar as long, and it is said will burn six hours each night for six months, and all that light at a coat of about 50 cents. It is made by taking one pound of beeswax and three-fourths of a pound of rosin, and meeting them together; then take about four threads of slack-twisted cotton for a wick, and draw it about three times through the melted wax and rosin, and wind it in a half; then pull the end above the boll and light it, and you have a very good candle.
Our's is very fancifully wound on a corn cob, and makes a pretty ornament.
The curious can see it at our office.
deserves a premium for the invention, in times like these, written candies are scarce and dear.