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"Fompey's Pillar," a monolith of red granite, 70 feet high, outside the gate of modern Alexandria, erected in honor of the Emperor Diocletian.


The Bazaar at Cairo, illustrating the style of Oriental shops and the manner of trading.

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Pittsfield.—Fresh, pure air, clear skies, romantic scenery, and cheerful firesides, are the adjuncts of this beautiful country village. It has been long known as the residence of some of the brightest intellects of the country. Many gifted minds have emanated from this rural district, and are at the present time exerting a vast influence upon the destinies of the world.

Pittsfield is the location of the Medical College of Western Massachusetts and the Pittsfield Institute, now so popular and flourishing under the mild and genial supervision of the accomplished Professor Agnew and his amiable eelct lady; as the field of the labors of talented clergymen— Todd, Harris, Foster, and others; the present home of President Humphrey, and the countryseat of the Hon. Judge Curtis, of the U. S. Supreme Court, as well as the residence of ex-Gov. George N. Briggs. The tall elm upon the foreground is rich in fame and hallowed recollectione. The high-toned virtue of its inhabitants, its educational and religious privileges, render it one of the most desirable spots in all New England for a peaceful and healthful home.

The Steamer Metropolis, a new and magnificent boat, the largest ever built, was recently launched from the ship-yard of S. Sneden, at Green Point. She is 850 feet in length, 45 feet beam, 82 feet over all, 15 feet hold, and 2,800 tons burden. Unlike other boats, she is timbered up to her state-room floor, and thus in reality is 24 feet deep. No expense has been spared to render her as strong as wood and iron can make her. She will contain llfi etate-rooms, and can furnish sleeping accommodations for about 1,000 people. Her engine, built at the Novelty Works, is nearly double the power of any now in use, having a 105-inch cylinder, and

12 feet stroke. She is intended for the Fall River route, and will commence running, in connection with the Bay State and Empire State, about the first of August That route, already so popular as to call for the addition of this new and spacious vessel, will then be furnished with three of the finest steamers in the world. The two boats now in use have been newly painted and fitted up in the best style, affording accommodations which, for real comfort, convenience, and safety, are unsurpassed by any boats on our waters. Add to this the skill, experience, energy, and caution of their commanders, as well as their polite attentions to passengers, and the great amount of travel on this route is at once accounted for.

The Granite State.—This fine steamer has resumed again her regular trips between this port and Hartford. She is new, spacious, and elegantly furnished, and her immense strength is adequate to any rough weather which may be experienced on the Sound. It will gratify the numerous friends of the boat to learn that she is still under command of Captain Joseph King, whose system of order, thorough management and long experience on the route give the public every guaranty of quietness, comfort, and safety. She leaves Peok Slip on alternate days with the City of Hartford, at 4 o'clock P. M

Root's Daguerrean Gallery, 863 Broadway, contains a very great variety of the moet beautiful specimens of the art Among these is a fine crystalotype of five females on one plate, all of one family, the younger nine years of age, and the older ninety-nine, a curiosity in itself. The large daguerreotypes of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Convent of Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mount Zion,

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Heaven And Its Scriptural Exblems. By Kev. Rufus W. Clark. The subject of a future world is one of momentous interest to mortals. Especially so is heaven, as the home of the righteous. The heavenly scenes as portrayed in this work are calculated to awaken in the Christian's heart the liveliest emotions. And they are treated in a clear and lucid manner well becoming such lofty themes. It is a precious volume, well deserving of careful study. It instructs the intellect, cheers the heart, and fills the soul with holy aspirations. It is beautifully illustrated with fine steel engravings. John P. Jewell r Co.

Uncle Jerry's Letters To Yocng Mothers. By Ann E. Porter. This book reminds us of "Abbott's Mother at Home." It is not so large a book, yet its subjects are equally important, and treated in a clear and concise manner. It will be found highly useful to those for whom it was written. John P. Jewett r Co.

The Convent And Tint Maybe. By Hyla. No deep-laid plot of cunning or cruelty is aimed at in this work ; but its simple object is to show the contrast between the pure and peaceable religion of Christ, and that system which is its dangerous counterfeit. It is a plain subject, and treated in a plain yet lively manner. John P. Jewett k Co.

The Lamplighter. Since our»first brief notice of this book we have read it carefully, nnd have no hesitation in pronouncing it one of the moM affecting, instructive, and intensely interesting stories that ever came from the American press. The moral effect on the mind and heart of the reader is unquestionably most happy. No parent need be afraid to present this hpok to his children. It teaches great and important truths in the most pleasing manner. It makes us love virtue and hate selfishness. Virtue, benevolence, refinement, and good taste, are here personified. Equally instructive are the keen hits of the author at the follies of fashionable life. That the book is universally popular is evident from the fact that fifty thousand copies have already been sold. John P. Jewett r Co.

First Lessons In Gentleness And Truth. By Aunt Alice. A neat little book designed for schools and families. It is a most precious book for children': it breathes throughout the spirit of its title, and is calculated to impart the same spirit to the reader. It Sb illustrated with pleasing cuts, and is just such a hook as every parent would love to give to his children. John P. Jewett & Co.

Spots In Our Feasts Of Charity. By Rev. Wm. M. Thayer. Introduction by Jacob Ide, D.D. This is preeminently a book for the times. It is an exposure of the delinquencies of Christian professors in regard to the ordinances of religion and other agencies for doing good. Some might think it severe, but its criticisms are certainly just. If it were in the hands of every church-member, its

effects would be seen in fuller prayer-meeetings and more useful lives. John P. Jewett r Co.

Clinton: A Book for Boys. By Wm. Simonds. The design of this story is to illustrate by example the importance of early habits of obedience and industry ; two qualities that enter largely into the character of the future man. It is also calculated to awaken a stronger taste for the innocent pursuits and pleasures of home life. Gould r Lincoln.

Glad Tidings : or, the Gospel of Peace. By Kev. W. K. Tweedie, D.D. This book consists of a series of daily meditations for Christian disciples. Each meditation is headed with an appropriate passage of Scripture, and a page or two of brief and pithy remarks elucidating its meaning. Hence, it is a highly devotional work. It has a copious index, and is just such a book as ought to be in the hands of every Christian. Gould A Lincoln.

The American Statesman. By Rev. Joseph Banvard. This book consists of a series of well-drawn illustrations of the life and character of Daniel Webster. The objecj is to sketch the most interesting and important events in the history of the great statesman. In these the prominent trails of his character are portrayed with great vividness for the admiration and encouragement of American youth. Let every young man keep this book on his table and study il, and it cannot but exert a decided influence on his character. Gould r Lincoln

My Schools And Schoolmasters. By Hugh Miller. This is another of the works of that remarkable man. It relates chiefly to the education, changes, and incidents of his own life—a plain topic in itself, one would think, yet filled with stirring events. It is written in a plain bul lively style, and the narrative as it proceeds gathers around it accumulated interest. It shows in the main what a man can do towards self-culture. It teaches the important lesson that energy and perseverance go far towards making the man. Gould r Lincoln.

History Of Tee French Protestant Refugees. By Charles Weiss. Translated from the French by H. W. Herbert. In two volumes. It extends from the revocation of the Edict of Nantes to our own days. This is a work of rare excellence, and peculiarly interesting to the American reader. The fortunes of the persecuted Huguenots are treated with a fulness of historical research, and a graceful facility of composition, which make it a production of equal interest and value to the student of history and to the general reader. There is no work in our language which presents such a lucid, succinct, and complete view of the remarkable people whose character, sufferings, and influence

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