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patients have applied for relief, seventy-eight There were two hundred and eight treatises remained under treatment at the beginning of lodged. The adjudicators were Professor Baden the year, making one thousand two hundred Powell, Oxford, Isaac Taylor, Esq., and Professor and thirty-four in all, and two thousand three Henry Rogers, of the Birmingham Independent hundred and forty since the hospital was opened Colleges. The adjudicators were unanimous in in May, 1852. Sixty-five graduates and stu- their judgment.

The sealed envelops were dents of medicine are attending a course of opened in the town hall of Aberdeen, in the lectures on ophthalmic diseases this winter; also presence of the trustees and a large assemblage receiving clinical instruction in the institution. of the principal citizens. The prize fund bas Appended to the report is an · Appeal in be- grown so large that parliament is to be petihalf of the Institution," which we copy : tioned for important changes in its use. These

new books will be looked for with no little “While we rejoice with you in what has been accomplished by this association during its brief exist

interest. The names of the adjudicators, rather ence it must not be forgotten that much still remains more than the names of the authors, justify the to be donc. A new hospital

, such a one as will reflect hope of something valuable. The present Archcredit upon yourselves and the empire city of the Union, bishop of Canterbury was a successful competiis demanded. The legislature at its last session made an appropriation of $5,000, on condition that double tor on the last occasion of these prizes being that amount should first be raised by private subscrip- contended for. tions. A portion of the specified sum, we are happy to say, has been obtained and deposited in the savings bank of this city at interest. And but for the great

THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE.--How foreignderangement in the finances of the city and country, it gard our quarrel about this munificent is believed the whole annount would have been raised foreign benefaction, may be seen in an elaborate before this time. We trust before the next annual report is issued the whole amount will have been obtain

article which the London Athenarum gives on the ed, and then the entire list of contributors to the build- subject. It says :ing fund will be published, and will continue to be published in each succeeding report, as the benefactors “The controversy waxes warm and threatens the of the institution.

destruction of the institution. Should the local policy "When the claims of the Eye and Ear Infirmary, in prevail, we shall have a national library and museum the city of Boston, were made known to the public,

of the United States owing their establishment to tho seventy thousand dollars were raised in subscriptions munificence of a foreigner - whose funds were pervarying from $10 to $10,000 each. Mr. Shaw, president

verted from their legitimate objects for this purpose, of the institution, gave $5,000 himsell; two individuals and whose countrymen, in common with their fellow bequeathed $10,000 each; two $5,000 each; twenty "men," are thus cut off from the benefits he trusted gave $1,000 each; eight $500; fifty-three from $100 to

American honor to secure to them. Proverbially $400; fifty-six from $20 to $50.

sensitive to the opinion of other nations, the Americans "Here is a noble example, of which our sister city can hardly, we suppose, be aware of the favorable inmay justly be proud-let us imitate it. Why should fluence the Smithsonian Institution has exerted upon not New-York, the London of America, in commerce, the European reputation of their country, or they in wealth, and in population, excel it?

would pause before rosigning it to the hands of its "The surgeons of this institution have never received enemies. Its 'Contributions to Knowledge,' creditable one dollar as a remuneration for their services, nor do as well for the character of their matter as for the they ever expect to. All they ask is, that the public beauty of their typographic dress, are distributed by a will furnish them with a suitable building to carry out

well-ordered system of exchanges to every important the original design of its founders.

scientific and literary institution in Christendom, and “We plead not for ourselves-it is for that lonely have not been confined thus far to any special depart. widow whose afflicted child seeks your charity; it is ment of knowledge. They bear testimony to the real for that poor amaurotic seamstress, to whom the world and ability with which all branches are being cultivated has become almost a universal blank, whose aching in America No copyright in the publications is seeyes and weary fingers have known no rest until the cured, and they are thus thrown freely open to all who midnight hour.

may wish to use them as materials for more popular "It is for that sightless laborer, whose ceaseless works. efforts in behalf of his dependent offspring have been “The latest list in our possession shows that thus continued mid summer's fervid sun and winter's far additions have been made to knowledge by the piercing cold-it is for these we extend the hand of publication of researches in the departments of Astroncharity

omy, Bibliography, Botany, Chemistry, Comparativa " It was this very class of sufferers that moved with Physiology, Electricity, Entomology, Ethnology, Geolcompassion Him who is emphatically styled the Great ogy, Ichthyology, Language, Meteorology, Physique, Physician, to open the eyes of one who was born blind. Physical Geography and Terrestrial Magnetism. Ibo

"We most cordially invite our fellow-citizens to send contributions on these subjects occupy, besidos any who are in need of this charity, and to visit the several octavo volumes, four imperial quartos of three institution themselves, that they may judge of its

hundred and fifty to five hundred and fifty-nine pages, merits. We are confident it cannot fail to awaken the mechanical execution of which is unexceptionable feelings of deep sympathy and enlarged benevolence. and even luxurious. Each paper or work has been es"Mark STEPHENSON, M. D.

amined and approved by a commission of competent * John P. GARRISH, M. D.

judges, and decided to be an actual addition to knowl

edge. We cannot but think that researches such as “ No. 6 Stuyvesant-street, Jan. 1st., 1855."

these, presented in such a form and with such a sanc

tion, distributed to the men of every land best able to PRIZE Essays.—One of the most important, appreciate their worth, and to draw from them those

beneficial results which are sure eventually to flow perhaps the most important of this class of

from new truth, however abstract, greatly outweigh, as literary schemes has lately made its periodical agencies for increasing and diffusing knowledge among announctment in England. We refer to the

men, anything to be anticipated from the establishment famous Burnett or " Aberdeen Theological

at Washington of a great library and museum, useful as these might no

doubt be within the narrow circle Prizes," founded nearly one hundred years ago. of that capital. The history of the British Museum These prizes are two in number; they are com- ought to warn the friends of the latter scheme, that no peted for every forty years; and they are for

limited private bequest, however magnificent, can the two best essays on the Being of a God. provide adequately for such an establishment." This year, the first prize, in value $9,000, was

Now these strike us as sensible remarks, adjudged to the Rev. Robert Anchor Thompson, worthy of being heeded by the pugnacious M. A., Louth; and the second, value $3,000, to regents at Washington. Our quarrels over this Rev. Professor Tulloch, Principal of St. Mary's great project are a reproach to letters and to College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. I the nation, and should cease speedily.

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Bishop M'Ilvaine. — Messrs. Carters, New-York, and Downward Way; the Way of Honor and the have published, in a substantial octavo, a Way of Dishonor. These chapters were lectures new work from the pen of the excellent Pro- delivered in public, and are now issued at the testant Episcopal Bishop of Ohio, entitled The instance of those who heard thom; they are l'ruth and Life. It comprises twenty-two ser- replete with sterling thoughts, and their style

These discourses savor somewhat of is lucid and nervous. the denominational sentiments of the bishop, but they will be read by Protestants, of all

The Footsteps of St. Paul.- A substantial names, with delight. What is combative in volume bearing this title appeared in England them relates chiefly to Popery-otherwise they

some time since, from the pen of the popular are devoted to the most vital topics of revealed author of "Morning and Night Watches," " The truth-Christ, and the relations of his ministers

Wood Cutter of Lebanon," &c. Messrs. Carters, and people to him. They are good specimens of New-York, have issued it in excellent style, Bishop M'Ilvaine's lucid style, close and clear

with map and numerous engravings. Critical thinking, and evangelical spirit.

researches have, within a few years, thrown an

unexpected amount of new light on the history Irving.— Wolfert's Roost, and Other Papers of the “Great Apostle.” The present author nowe first collected, is the title of a new volume concentrates this new information with much from Washington Irving. The name of the skill. Paul is considered as a youth, scholar, venerable author upon the titlo-page of a volume persecutor, convert, fugitive, missionary, travprecludes all possibility of criticism. It sets eler, martyr, &c. The book is rich in instructhe public agog for the book even in the hardest tion and evangelical sentiment. times. The first article is a charming sketch of Irving's own “Roost,” in the genuine Knicker Spicer.-An instructive little volume bearing bocker style. The other papers of the volume the title of The Way to Heaven, from the pen are somewhat familiar, but hardly the less of Rev. T. Spicer, A. M., has been sent us by welcome for that. We shall notice this charm-Carlton & Phillips, New-York. It treats of the ing book in our next with extracts. Mean- depravity and moral wretchedness of man, and while, we can assure the readers of Irving that the Scriptural mode of his recovery. The book they take it up after closing the Sketch-Book is full of good counsels, and presents no small without disappointment. Putnam has issued it amount of close theological discussion. Mr. in his best style.

Spicer thinks clearly and soundly, and has a

direct, explicit style which cannot fail to Doddridge. One of the best works ever yet make his subjects distinct and pungent to all given to the world, on vital religion, is Dodd-readers. ridge's Practical Discourses on Regeneration. Doddridge had the clearest apprehension of the Harper's Gazetteer of the World has reached its sense of Holy Scripture. He was remarkably ninth number. The next number concludes it. apt in the illustration of its sense especially There is a minuteness and condensation about of the “deep things" of God in experimental its articles which give it precedence of any divinity. We never tire of his sensible “Ex- other work of the kind which we have yet positor," and his “Rise and Progress" is one had in this country. So we judge, at least, of the best of our religious classics. His from the few irregular numbers which have Practical Discourses are not so widely known, reached us. but deserve to be. The American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, has recently issued volume, from the pen of the author of "The

The Mind of Jesus is the title of another little them in a neat 18mo. edition, preceded with a

Footsteps of St. Paul.” It is a delineation of good memoir of the author.

the moral character of our Lord—his meekness, Foote.—The School of Christ ; or, Christianity patience, humility, benevolence, &c. The abin its Leading Aspects, is the title of a small, but stract consideration of these Christian traits neatly “got up ” volume from the pen of Rev. would seem to be a trite task; but the author A. S. R. Foote, and published by Gould & Lin- has drawn them as features in the portrait of coln, Boston. It treats of Christianity as a life, the God-man, and given them the vitality and & work, a reward, a culture, a discipline, and a

interest of real life. There is an evangelical fellowship, and brings out thus what is specially richness—a fragrant unction about the books vital in true religion. The temper of the book of this writer, that cannot fail to make them is refreshingly Christ-like, its development precious to Christian minds. Carter & Broof its topics is clear and strong, its style might thers, New-York. be amended; it gives some hard thrusts at prevalent religious evils, including Popery; it is

Alice Cary.—A substantial duodecimo, cona strengthening book.

taining the poems of Alice Cary, (" our own cor

respondent,") has been issued by Ticknor of Fields, Weaver.--The Ways of Life, is the title of a Boston,-a house that comes very near to the work from the pen of Rev. G. S. Weaver, issued best London publishers in the mechanical neatby Forelers & Wells, New-York. It is designed ness of its publications. This volume includes to show the Right Way and the Wrong Way, the old favorites of Miss Cary's poems, with some under the titles of the High Way and Low Way; very fine additions, one of which is the gem of the True Way and False Way; the Uproard Way I the collection-a poem of more than seventy

pages most thoroughly elaborated in style, and Alice Cary in the first rank of modern female replete with beautiful and subtle thought.writers. As she appears in every number of We regret its publication at the fag-end of this this Magazine, our readers are becoming familbook: however superior the book itself may be as iar with her rare genius; no American woman a whole, the Maiden of Tlascala-a Romance of sings more sweetly, (albeit too sadly,) no one the Golden Age of Tezenco_should have been narrates & better story. We intend to return given to the public by itself, in the choicest to this volume again, and to transfer to our mechanical style, and with some of Darley's pages some of its riches; meanwhile we pe gems of illustration. It would have done more the book will precede us in many a refined and for both the fame and funds of Miss Cary than happy home, where native genius and genuine this whole volume can ever do. The London poetry can find a hearty welcome, in even these Atheneum and the Paris Debats have placed "hard times."

Literary Becord.

Dr. Robert Neroon.—An English correspondent maternity to the State of Maine." The Boston of the Philadelphia (Presbyterian) Christian 06- Chronicle conjectures that the author of the server says:

work in question is Mrs. Mary Green Pike, of " We have announced to be published early in 1855

Calais, Maine, a lady, who has, for some time, a biography which will run a race with the recent life been a contributor to the literary journals of of William Jay for popularity-it is that of Dr. Robert Philadelphia. Newton, the celebrated evangelist and orator, who for the space of fifty-three years fulfilled his course as an Carlton & Phillips, New-York, have in press a itinerant minister among the Wesleyan Methodists. For eloquence in Great Britain since the present cen

Life of the late Bishop Hedding of the Methodist tury commenced, the following has been the order Episcopal Church, by Rev. Dr. Clark. It canamong divines:-Robert Hall, the Baptist, occupied not fail to possess great interest, and to be of the first place; Dr. Chalmers, the Presbyterian, the much historical value to the Church. second; and Dr. Newton the third. The lives of Hall and Chalmers have secured a permanent place in Brit- The same publishers are about to issue also ish literature, and it will be the fault not of the subject, but of the biographer, if Dr. Newton's do not

a work from the pen of Rev. Bishop Baker, on secure a place equally cominanding and enduring. The

the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, biographer selected is the Rev. Thomas Jackson, to combining all the necessary rules of proceedings whom we already owe the lives of John Goodwin and

in public bodies, &c.,-a sort of administrative Richard Watson; but Dr. Newton has happily left belfind him a copious diary, which has been purchased manual for Church officers and Conferences. for the use of Mr. Jackson. From the immense cir- No man in the denomination is better fitted for cuit of his travels, Dr. Newton became personally auch a task than Dr. Baker. known to myriads; to know him was to admire him; and we may hence infer that the purchasers and read- From the same house we expect soon another ers of his memorials will be numbered by tens of thou- important volume—a dissertation on the ilsands."

lustrations and confirmations of revealed truth, We notice that the Tract Society of the Meth. which are afforded by history and science. odist Episcopal Church has already announced It is from the hand of Professor Haven, of Michia cheap edition of this work, from the press of gan University-one of the most polished intel. Carlton f. Phillips, of this city. Methodism lects now in the Methodist Episcopal Church. has vastly more readers in this country than in England, and the name of Newton is a house

The University of Berlin, (standing very nearly hold word among its families. The book will

at the head of the German Universities,) resell vastly.

ports the following number of students for the

present year, viz. : In the theological faculty The Forl Eduard Institute, N. Y., has issued

216, (of whom 42 are foreigners ;) in the medits Catalogue for the first term with a summary ical faculty, 280, (of whom 44 are foreigners ;) of five hundred and fourteen students, nearly in the law faculty 659, (of whom 113 are for. two hundred of them ladies. It has twenty-one eigners ;) in the philosophical faculty 329, (of teachers, headed by Rev. Joseph E. King, one whom 108 are foreigners ;) total (matriculated of the best of principals. This institution has

students) 1,484, (of whom 370 are foreigners.) displayed extraordinary spirit in its outset. There are, besides, 618 unmatriculated students,

Eastfordis confidently affirmed to be writ- making the whole number attending lectures ten by George Lunt, Esq. The New-York

2,102. Of these about twenty-fire are AmeriEvangelist says that it is probably a transcript cans, most of whom are matriculated as memof real life; but who are designed to be hit by

bers of the philosophical department. its forcible strokes, it is not known.

Dr. Sprague': “ Visit to European Celebrities" Professor Store, writing to the Portland 1- has been issued by Gould & Lincoln. The same quirer to correct the mistake of that paper in

author's “ History of American Divines," it is attributing the authorship of Ida May to Mrs.

expected, will be completed in about a year, and

will consist of five volumes. Torrey, says: “I am not at liberty to reveal the author; yet I can say thus much, that Victor Hugo, the celebrated French poet and though this book was not written by the author republican, will, it is said, shortly pay a risit of Uncle Tom, yet both these works owe their to the United States.


life like much the programme of studies and tended as “ A Contribution to the History of training presented in the last Catalogue of the Religious Opinion,” by Rev. Robert Alfred Farmers' Hall Academy, Goshen, N. Y. It at- Vaughan, B. A., 2 volumes, 8vo. taches much, but not too much, importance to

A rather novel literary project is just started physical education. The faculty is under the

in connexion with the two old English univerprincipalship of D. S. Towle, A. M. The number of students reported is one hundred and thirty. Of Essays, differing somewhat from, and yet

sities. It is that of publishing a yearly volume G. H. Hollister, Esq., of Litchfield, Conn., has somewhat resembling the literature of the nearly ready for publication a history of that quarterlies. The Oxford volume is announced stite, upon which he has been for some years under the title of “ Oxford Essays," written by engaged. Mr. Hollister was a graduate of the members of the University of Oxford. The class of 1840 at Yale, was the class poet, and Cambridge one is to follow, under a similar stood in the very front rank as a literary man. title. The prospectus states that these volumes

“ will be devoted principally to the discussion The (supposed) betrothal ring of Shakspeare of literary or scientific subjects.” It is exand Ann Hathaway was sold at the auction of

pected, notwithstanding, in some quarters, that Mr. Crofton Croker's curiosities in London, for

the peculiarities rife at Oxford may give a tone $36 25. At the same sale copies of the first five editions of Walton's “ Angler” sold together with orthodox sentiment.

to at least one of these works not in harmony for $147 50.

The oldest book in the United States, it is A Welsh correspondent of the Independent said, is a manuscript Bible in the possession says:

of Dr. Witherspoon, of Alabama, written over a “The people of Wales are well furnished with re- thousand years ago! He describes it as fol. ligious literature in their own language. We have

lows:two original commentaries on the whole Bible, and an unabridged translation of the commentaries of Mat- “The book is strongly bound in boards of the old thew Henry and Dr. Coke; two original commenta- English oak, and with thongs, by which the leaves are ries on the New Testament and translations of the also well bound together. The leaves aro entirely respective works of Gill, Guise, Adarn Clarke, and made of parchment of a most superior quality, of finoDavidson; and your correspondent is now engaged

ness and smoothness little inferior to the best satin. translating Barnes's Notes. Four volumes are already The pages are all ruled with great accuracy, and writ. published. We have also a large number of Biblical ten with great uniformity and beauty in the old Gerand Theological Dictionaries, bodies of divinity, eccle- man text hand, and divided off into chapters and siastical histories, &c. An Encyclopædia is now in course of publication, to be completed in twelve large " The first chapter of every book in the Bible is voluines. It is also proper to mention that Uncle written with a large capital of inimitable benuty, and Torn's Cabin has found four different, but very abla splendidly illuminated with red, blue, and black ink, translators in Wales."

still in vivid colors; and no two of the capital letters

in the book are precisely alike.” The Catalogue of the Fort Plain Seminary,

A work is about to issue from the Portland N. Y., for the winter term, reports no less than four hundred students, nearly two hundred of

press which cannot fail to interest many readwhom were ladies.

It will be entitled “ Our Pastor, or RemIts course of instruction is thorough, and its faculty, under the princi- iniscences of the Rev. Dr. Payson,” by a former palship of Rev. J. E. Latimer, embraces some

member of his Church, whose long acquaintance

with the subject of his work preëminently qualseventeen instructors.

ifies him to supply what may yet be wanting Mr. Lockhart's books will be added to the

to complete the personal and official portraitlibrary at Abbotsford. Mr. Lockhart, it is un

ure of a great and good man. derstood, has destroyed much of his extensive, and, it is easy to believe, valuable correspond

A German publisher—M. Perthes, of GothaHis predecessor in the editorship of the


who is bringing out a new edition of Pliny, all

nounces that one of the volumes will contain & Quarterly did the same.

fac-simile of a recently discovered palimpsest dr. Prescott, it is said, has completed the of the fourth century, entitled “ C. Plini Segreat historical work on which he has been en- cundi Naturæ Historiarum, lib. xi, xii, xiii, gaged for some years, “ The History of the xiv, xv, fragmenta." This palimpsest, it is Reign of Philip the Second.” It will make said, “ fixes the title of the work of Pliny, and three volumes, the first of which is already gives numerous variations, principally for names stereotyped, and the whole are expected to be and figures; and it is of great literary interest, published in the spring. The materials have

from the new words, the ancient forms of lanbeen drawn from the principal archives and guage, and the specimens of provincial Latinity private libraries of Europe, especially in Spain. which it contains."

The following historical works are about to Mr. Murray, of London, announces the folmake their appearance in England :-"A His- lowing important new works :- Vol. xii of tory of England during the Reign of George Mr. Grote's “ History of Greece," completing the IIL.," by William Massey, M. P.; " A History of work; “ A History of the Republic of Rome, England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death from the Close of the Second Punic War to the of Elizabeth,” by J. A. Froude, M. A., late Fel- Death of Sylla,” by the Rev. H. G. Liddell ; a low Ex. College, Oxford; “A History of Nor- new English version of “The History of Hermandy and of England,” by Sir Francis Ful- odotus," by the Rev. G. Rawlinson, assisted by grave, Deputy Keeper of the Records; also, “ An Col. Rawlinson and Sir Gardner Wilkinson; Inquiry into the Credibility of the Early Romau vols. iv to vi of Dean Milman's “ History of History," by George Cromwell Lewis, M. A., | Latin Christianity and of the Popes ;" “ Kæmpe (editor of the Edinburgh Review.) Hours with Viser: Songs about Giants and Heroes," transthe Mystics,” is the title of a new work in- | lated from the Danish; and " Songs of Europe,"


by George Borrow, Esq.; and, by the same au- and State Gazette, and the English Churchman, have thor, a sequel to “Lavengro," entitled “The a losing circulation; while the Record, supported by Romany Rye;" "The Life of Dr. Thomas the Evangelicals in the Church, bas a list of 3,500 sub

scribers. Young,” the inventor of hieroglyphics, by the Dean of Ely; and the miscellaneous works of

Errors of Campbell.—Thomas Campbell, the Dr. Young, by the Dean of Ely and John Leitch, poet, is said to have rejected Miss Mitford's

papers when he was editor of the “New Esq. Of contributions to Eastern Literature, Mr. Murray has in the press, “A Journey through Monthly Magazine.” They found a place in the Albama," by Lord Broughton; “A Journey and

Lady's Monthly Magazine,” and were subseResidence in the Criniea," by H. Danby Sey

quently brought together in a volume under the mour, M. P.; "A Bird's-eye View of India," by

title of “Our Village.” Sir Erskine Perry, M. P.; “The Crimea and Chambers'. Edinburgh Journal says of “ BarOdessa," by Professor Koch; “ Turkey and its num's Life," that there is something almost Inhabitants," by M. A. Ubicini; and “Sinai and ludicrous in the pretence of morality Mr. BarPalestine,” by the Rev. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. num puts forth in the midst of his confessions. The honor was reserved to an American to

Self-convicted as a most extensive dealer in

humbug, he claims to be regarded as a pattern present the first complete work on the princi

of virtue and a saint, and seems to think his ples of the law of nations in the English lan

readers will believe him. Those readers may guage. This was the book entitled “Elements

well afford a smile at the credulity of a man of International Law, with a History of the Science,” first published in 1836, by Henry

who has played so unmercifully with the creWheaton, then resident minister from the

dulity of others. But the book, in its general United States to the court of Berlin. Three

aspect, is anything but calculated to leave a editions of this work hare been published in

pleasurable impression upon the mind. It is as this country, at Philadelphia, in 1836, 1844,

much an evidence in its way of popular weakand in 1846 ; one edition was printed in Lon

ness and ignorance, as the records of the witchdon in 1836; and two editions in the French

superstitions of two centuries ago, of weakness language were published in Leipsic in 1848

and ignorance too, not only among the humbler and 1852—the latter under Mr. Wheaton's eye.

classes, but among those which, if not repreWe believe, also, that German and Swedish

senting the intelligence, may at least be sup translations have been published. The French

posed to represent the refinement of the age. is the language of European diplomacy, and

Who can read, without something akin to a this work is an authority in the cabinets of

feeling of shame, of the manner in which a

miserable dwarf was received in the halls of Europe. The American work is nearly if not quite out of print, and many will be glad to royalty: or of the eagerness with which the learn that a new edition, edited by Hon. Wil

eccentric taste displayed by the highest perliam B. Lawrence, of Rhode Island, and to be

sonage in the land was imitated by the whole

of the world of fashion ? Mr. Barnum has unissued by Messrs. Little, Brown & Co., of Boston, is nearly ready. It will be accompanied by a

consciously read us a lesson which we ought to

ponder on; but it is humiliating, although inmemoir of the author.

structive." English Religious Papers.--An English cor

A Good Suggestion.--- Norton's Literary Gazette respondent of the Boston Congregationalist

says that a distinguished professor in one of our says:

colleges, suggests the great want of a general “ There is only one paper that possesses the confie catalogue of all the graduates of all our colleges, dence and patronage of the large body of Methodists in this country-the Watchman. Its subscribers num

either chronological or alphabetical, or both. ber about four thousand; its chief editor is J. C. Rigg, The attempts already made have been deficient Esq., and its business and office editor is Mr. W. in one respect, and superfluous in another. Gawtress. This paper has rapidly advanced in public They have not contained all the colleges; but estimation since it was intrusted to the editorial management of Mr. Rigg. Although a thorough Eng

the honorary degrees, which are of little conse lisliman, and an earnest Methodist, Mr. Rigg regards quence, have been given. We need some means with enthusiasin all that is good in other communions of determining where our public men have been and in other lands; and, especially, he is far ahead of the denomination to which he belongs, in having

educated. Who will undertake this work? slaken off all foolish prejudices against the religion and the people of your vast republic. Mr. Rigg has

The last Annual Report of the Nero - York also done much for the Watchman by enlisting some

Mercantile Library Association shows that the most able pens to write in its columns. The Rev. W. present number of members is 4,603; the total Arthur, author of the “Successful Merchant," George accessions for the year 1854 being 1,216, only Osborn, John Scott, and the editor's brother, J. H. Rigg, are some of the individuals engaged.

411 having withdrawn during the same period. "The Wesleyan Times, projected by the Wesleyan The expenditures for 1854 amounted to $10,214 Reformers, still lives; but since the strange disorgan. | 09; of which $2,074 17 was spent for books, ization of the Reformers themselves their paper has fallen of in its circulation. The first editor, Mr. Har

$944 90 for periodicals, and $381 22 for bindrison, in some inysterious way was compelled to leave ing, besides $212 from the Demilt legacy. the country; his successor, the Rev. W. L. Horton, The number of volumes added by donation 142, abandoned bis post after occupying it only a few months, when the Reform Committee took the paper

and by purchase 2,267 ; of which 90 are folios into their own hands, engaging the sub-editor of the

and quartos, 767 octavos, and 1,552 duodecimos. Patriot, Mr. Hare, to write the leaders; and in this No institution of the country has more spirit or way the paper has been conducted to the present time.

more success. It cannot, therefore, long survive the absence of a competent editor, and the anarchy spreading among Lord Brougham is at his country seat at Canits own supporters. “There are three papers connected with the Church

nes, in the south of France, preparing his of England, but so miserably strait-lacod and bigoted,

works for publication in some ten or twelve volthat they scarcely merit a record of these the Church umes, post 8vo., by a Glasgow firm.

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