tail traffic,in the State. Tbe home produced constituted in relation to the external worici, liquor in the United States, in the last ten that matter bas much to do in determining years, has been estimated at $112,606,630, buman character, and particularly in the forand the imported at $27,568,450. At tbe mation of taste. Beauty order and grandeur Breweries and Distilleries of the State of in external forms affect the mind and shape New York, the farmer finds annually a mar- and character. The tastes of children are ket for 6,625,280 bushels of barley, rye, oats early formed, and it is of vital importance and corn, valued at $3,327,514. The in- / to their happiness and usefulness in life, that vestments in Hotels. Taveros, Groceries, their tastes be developed judiciously. Bouk stocks of wines, ales and liquors, chiefly in knowledge is a small part of education. The the city of New York, paying well, are esti- very term education implies something far mated at $50,000.000. Here are gains, but I beyond. It is the leading out of the mind, there are losses. The number of common the cultivation of the heart, the discipline of drunkards in the United States is estimated the young powers by every gentle appliance from 3 to 500,000; 30.000 die year by year the rousing of the energies to healthful and 140,000 persons have been arrested in the

ed in the increasing action. With these the outward city of New York in six years, under the

world, externals have much to do. The influence of intoxicating liquor. The cost

character and taste of a child are strongly of pauperism and crime, the waste, the los

influenced by his associations with the place ses by shipwrecks and fires, the loss of la

where he learns his alphabet cons his simple bor, the fruit of intemperance, is annually

lessons, and spends so important a period of in the United States over a bundred millions.

life in preparation for the active duties of a But men must have gain. What cares he

citizen. Let not these be gloomy but pleasfor the sorrows and sufferings of a world!-

ant. Let no parent or teacher leave his child Ey this craft we have our wealth."-Journal or pupil to suppose that the great end of American Temperance Union.

school-going is to enter a desolate house, to sit still on a beach with arms folded, or fin

gers dove-tailed, in mortal fear of punishCONVENIENT AND ATTRACTIVE

ment if he fail of these. SCHOOL HOUSES.

1 Rather let parent and teacher make the

school house and all its environs attractive The necessity of attractive and convenient to the child and pupil. Let the observant school-houses is so obvious, that we pass by eye of the child rest on what is neat and much that might be said on the importance tasteful. Let pot his original susceptibility of well constructed school-houses, to dwell of beauty be crushed, but tenderly quickfor a moment upon one single thought con- ered and influenced, Let him be surrounnected with the subject.

ded by objects which shall call forth to bless Were there no other consideration to be his life taken into view in making school-houses of “The form of Beauty smiling at the heart.symmetrical proportions, in keeping the paint fresh and the windows whole, in fur

Next in vividness to the memories of our nishing blinds. in inclosing ground, and childhood's home, are those of the place (when practicable. as it always is in the where we first went to school. They loom country,) in cultivating ornamental shade up in the retrospect of our lives with distrees, that of the influence of these external tinctness and reality. The aged man who arrangements on the tastes and character of has forgotten, perhaps, the events of the last children is too important to be overlooke week or year, remembers and will never fored.

get the place of his school days—so strong Character is indeed formed by the influ- is the recollection which the children of the ence of mind upon mind; yet we are so Commonwealth will retain, scores of years

hence, of the several places where they now has come down to him from his fathers.learn the rudiments of knowledge.

They have gone to their last home, but be If, therefore parents and teachers would can trace their footsteps over the scenes of paint a picture on the immortal canvass of a his daily labors. The roof that shelters him young mind, of which they will not be a- was reared by those to whom he owes his be shamed, next to having homes comfortable ing. Some interesting domestic tradition is and tasteful, let them make the school-house connected with every inclosure. The favorneat and attractive. There will be found in ite fruit tree was planted by his father's band every community, individuals who attach He sported in boyhood beside the brook little importance to this subject. The reason which still winds throngh the meadow.for this may in part be attributed to the un- Through the field lies the path to the village fortunate circumstances in which their own school of earlier days. He still hears from early feelings and tastes were developed.- the windows the voice of the Sabbath bell, May they not have suffered through their which called his father's to the house of God. whole lives from undeveloped and misgui- | And near at hand is the spot where his pa. ded tastes. If their only associations with rent laid down to rest, and where, when his school-houses are of dilapidated walls, bro-time has come, he shall be laid by his childken windows, smoky ceilings, soiled These are the feelings of the owners whittled desks, and uncomfortable seats, it of the

seats, it of the soil. Words cannot paint themis not strange. Yet such persons, on reflec-gold cannot buy them; they fluw out of the tion, may, perhaps see with more clearness...

deepest fountains of the heart; they are the justice of the subject, as travelers in for- |

| life-springs of a fresh, bealthy and generous eign lands, rich in all that is gloriously lux- | Pati

us. national character.- Ed. Everett. uriant, appreciate far more each sunny hue, inelodious sounds, and lovely configuration, EDITORIAL MISCELLANIA. than they who have dwelt their lifetime among such scenes.--Wis. Farmer.

THE MISCELLANY is now fully launched

and in deep water, with plenty of sea-roomA BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. | full rigged, and well manned. Our friends

may rest assured that there are no shoals or The man who stands upon his own soil- quicksands menacing us. We have cleared who feels that by the laws of the land in the Straits, neither Scylla nor Charybdis which he lives—by the laws of civilized na- shade now our prospects. We are constauttions-he is the rightful and exclusive own-ly receiving small sheets with which to reer of the land which he tills-is, by the con- pair our Sails and improve our speed. But stitution of our nature, under a wholesome we enjoy it and will assure our friends that influence not easily imbibed from any other we will not complain for some time to come. source. He feels, other things being equalSo continue to send along your paper, eso more strongly than another, the character of change is po robbery. If we receive your a man as the lord of an inanimate world.-paper you shall have ours, and when yours Of this great and wonderful sphere, which becomes burdensome to our pockets we will fashioned by the band of God, and upheld cry enough, and we lcave you at full liberty by his power, rolling through the heavens, a to do the same. We look with confidence part is his, his from the center to the sky - to the future, for we labor to make the MisIt is the space on which the generation be- cellany a desirable and useful family Magao fore him moved in its rounds of duties, and zine, and hoping for success in carrying out he feels himself connected by a visible link this aim, werely upon that Arm that pluck. with those who follow him, and to whom eth down and setteth up for success in our he is to transmit a home. Perhaps his farm enterprise. Will the people second as in our labors and sustaju the work? We are to my estcem, for their manifested interest Dot forgetful that a sympathizing and gener- in periodical literature of a moral character ous public have kindly appreciated our in. And now friends that the ceremonies of intentions in regard to the work in the past, troduction are over, allow me, as my custom and with our increasing prospects of rend- | is, to be perfectly at home even among ering the work more valuable, we shall ex. strangers. pect a large increase in our_subscriptionēlist. With many of you I have looked anxiousIn fact we are now receiving large additions, ly upon the Miscellany from its commence. subscribers are pouring in upon us with a ment, and watched it with trembling through constantly swelling stream, and we think the changes of its youthful period. When Fe have every reason to calculate upon three the first number was before me. I involun. thousand additional subscribers by the close

tarily said, its early death would be a misof the present volume. We'intended to have

fortune, for should it live and prosper, it will introdaced Rev. Jobn Russell to the readers

greatly assist to bless the age. But while of the Miscellany as Corresponding Editor,

many “mightier have fallen” it has been but as he has done it himself in a letter to

sustained through all embarressments incias more gracefully than we could have done

dent to the beginning of such an enterprise. the thing, we will simply congratulate the

A circumstance by the way which is alike reader and all concerned upon this impor

complimentary to the skill of its manager, tant event, and go to work with new hopes,

and the intelligence of its patrons. Up to and new zeal,upon our long-loved Miscella

this time I have been connected with it only Dy. While Messrs. Wood and Russell bend

by literary sympathy, and as a reader of its their energies to increase, the list, no pains

pages. Hereafter however, its interests and shall be spared to make the work what its

mine are to be identical. And I will here say friends wish it to be. Will our contributors

to our readers, that the new firm though fully point their pens anew for us. The warm

concious of the difficulties attending their task Feather seems to have affected them some

are nevertheless determined not only to suswhat. We have looked in vain for some tain, but greatly improve the literary chamanuscripts which we had hoped to receive

racter of the work. That we shall be able before this time, but we suppose the happy

to please every body is more than we can time will come soon. In the mean time the reasonably expect, the variety of tastes apoets still enjoy the presence of the muse, mong men absolutely forbid the hope. Our as is abundantly evinced by a glance at our aim will therefore be rather to profit, than pages. We hope our prose-writers will yet

please, or rather to "please all men for their give a good account of themselves.

good to edification.”

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MR. EDITOR:—Should there be room this month in the Miscellany, I should like to have you introduce me to its readers. On looking over the list of subscribers, I find that with many of them I am personally acquainted, and the thought of meeting them monthly through the columns of the Miscellany, is to me exceedingly pleasant. Those whom I have not seen, are strongly entitle

THE LADIES' CHRISTIAN ANNUAL, James Challen, Editor, Cincinnati, O. Terms $1,00 per annum, payable invariably in advance. We have received No. 2 of this publication and consider it of those publications which will both please and profit. It has a very pretty engraving, “ The Widows Mite.”— The proprietor promises one or elegant engravings in each number. Its mechanical execution will compare with the best of its kind. "

MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN HERALD.-This we AMERICAN ARTISAN. Price $2,00 a vear, in consider one of the most ably conducted advance. John Bullock, Editor. Sam'l Fleet papers in the West. In its theology it is and F.O. Dorr, Corresponding Editors, N. Y. after the straitest sect of the Baptist religion a Baptist. But in saying this we use po re- The partizan papers we cannot at present flections. The editor is a high minded and I notice without incurring the charge of parbonorable man. Open and frank and of tiality. There are many of them very abiy course his opinions are presented fully conducted and aside from their political without hesitation but always courteously dogmas afford to their readers a great His is one of the best family papers in the amount of general news as well as occasion. country. Terms $2,00 per annum. ally some literary gems. These papers are MICHIGAN ORGAN.—This little sheet seems

useful, but might be more, so in our bumble to be doing good service in the cause of opinion if they would exhibit more candor

It Temperance. Its articles are generally pre- and a greater desire to get at the truth. pared with ability. We hope its Editors,

strikes us that if there is anything in poli. will not feel bound to admit such doggrel as

tics beside a scramble for office,-if there are A micus Mint-Julep is favoring them with great antagonistr principles which separate The Organ is doing well, and compares fa

honest, thinking men, that these principles vorably with many larger temperance pa

can be discussed in the spirit of kindness, pers. We learn that its subscription list is and with a respectful consideration for the

If it canincreasing in an unprecedented manner. So principles and opinions of others.

not be done thus, we still say let us have the let it continue to do.

political papers and let the quarrel be with Arthur's HOME GAZETTE.—We have been these several champions of the parties and in the receipt for some months past of Ar- not between the people themselves. These thur's Home Gazette, a very able paper pub- serve as a safety valve to remove the supera. lished at Philadelphia, at $2 per annum. bundant heat and remove the dangers which This paper is always right on the subject of menace the body politic and leave them free temperance and each number presents more from fever, as well as everything which or less able articles. Its exciting fictitious threatens the general health. stories of course we do not endorse, but they are always the best of their kind. Chaste and ever pointed with a good moral.

We noticed sometime since a medicine

sold by Mr. William A. Wiggins of this city, THE TOKEN, A weekly Gazette of Odd called the Stampede medicine for the enre Feilowship and General Information, pub- l of Fever and Ague and Chill Fever. This lished at Pittsburgh, Penn. Alexander B. medicine we learn is having at the present Russell, Editor and Proprietor. Of its Odd

an extensive sale. It not being of the class Fellowship we know nothing; but that it is

of humbugs but a real panacea for those most advocated ably by the Token we do know. disagreeable diseases. It is also a very good receptacle of general information. Price $1,50 a year in advance.! PES We are again publishing advertise

ments of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. This SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN — The last number medicine is taking a very strong hold upon of this most excellent paper has not been

the good opinion of the people. It is regarreccived. It is too valuable for us willing ded generally as a most excellent remedy ly to rest without it. Will the Publishers for Pulmonary Complaints, Coughs and please forward. Let all men of Science se- Colds. cure the reading of the Scientific American. Having found it an excellent medicine we It is to such, invaluable.

Tcheerfully endorse it.


Vol. VII.


No. V.



The world is growing old. For five thou- 1 does, then is there either progress or retro. and years it has been wheeling on in its or- grade in the world's history. Then, tor, is bit, while its surface has been perpetually an there, as the Poet has sung, "a tide in the afopen sepulchre for “the dying hopes and vast

fairs of men,” — or as ind.viduals only, but ambitiou” of its myriad races: Change has much more truly, as a race. And if we can passed continually over it: Decay bas mark- analyse the civilization of the past, and the ed its progress. “The mountain falling.' has present, and trace out their points of resemo come to naught, and the rock bas been re

blance and coutrast, we may be able to judge moved out of its place." Oceans bave en- wherein they differ, and draw from thence croached upon continents; islands have ap

philosophical inferences, as to the ultimate peared, and disappeared, and the earth in its destiny of the human race, and whether the physical features, has been wholly revolu- / tides of progress are bearing the hopes of tionized. And not only so, but the tribes and bumanity. races of inen have been changed, in customs In the early ages of the world's history, laws, religion, and character.

the greatest developments of the human “Whole vations have been razed,

mind were in the direction of physical force, Cities made desolate; The polished sunk

its proudest exhibitions, in mastery over To barbarism: And once barbaric States, brute strength. Muscular power alone was Have swayed the wa

Arts. used in contending with "the vis inertia” of The seats of civilization have been con- matter, or the voluntary resistance of other tinually removing from country to count y./minds. The boasted, and truly mighty by the ebb and flow of this universal ten-achieve neuts of mind, in the palmiest dency to change.

| days of Phænician, Eryptian, Grecian, But amid all these movements does the land Rominciplizition, were mostly through world remain essentially the same that it did its physical powers, over the forms and so:in its infancy? Are the developements of ces of the external world. The fameul "semind unaltered, and does the constitution of ren wonders of the world” were monuments, society remain the same? Does the civili- not so much of genius and intellect, as of zation of this age differ in no respect, from nighty force. They were clebrate ! o their civilization three thousand years ago ? If it a tand stupendous size, an) for the a nount


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