VVM. 0. RICHARDS, Editor.
D. H. JACQUES. Assistant Editor.
CHARLESTON, S. C.:
Saturday Morning,....Jail. 5, I*so.
Our New Year’s Greeting.
Permit us. kind reader, lo oiler you,
ujioii the occasion of our first metropolitan
i-. le. those cordial greetings which spring
incessantly in our heart, and will not
be repressed. We rejoice to-day, the first
n new year, in the accomplishment of
plans long cherished by us, and deemed
essential to the success of the great task
which we proposed in the establishment of
• lie Southern Literary Gazette, nearly two
rears ago. Daring those two years, we
have laboured arduously and indefatiga
-1,1 v sometimes iu hope, and oftener in
(ear, sometimes with the smile of our
lends gilding the atmosphere around us,
and oftener amidst the chilling breath of
popular indifference. Despite of all ob
stacles —and who can number the obsta
cles lo literary enterprise’in the South ?
we have lived on and toiled on, if not
gaining much ground, yet contesting and
bolding every inch acquired, and now
and then achieving a step forward in
to the future of success. To-day, we
feel sure that a great stride in advance
has been made, and more hopefully than
ever do we now look forward to the frui
tion of our toils.
It may be that some of our readers will,
wonder what we can discover in a mere
change of location, to warrant this san
guine utterance of congratulation. They
may even suppose our success more doubt
ful than ever, from the increased expenses
to which we shall be subjected. They do
not reflect upon the great increase of our
field of labour, the widening of the circle
that circumscribes our tributaries. More
than all this, they do not consider that a
commanding position is often the key to a
complete triumph. Our metropolitan re
sources, of every kind, will far exceed
those we could command in the interior,
and our utterances will of necessity be
come more oracular and potential.
In our new home, we have vastly in
neased means of filling our paper, weekly,
with valuable and attractive matter. There
ai>o we have a large and generous public
totally around us—a population sufficient
to aflord us a patronage equal to the
amount hitherto derived from our entire
held. Nor do vve doubt of making this
support available, for it is our purpose to
In commencing anew year, and assum
.iig anew station, we assure our readers
that vve shall be actuated evermore by the
same motives and principles which have
governed us hitherto. Our purpose is to
foster and increase literary taste and talent
,n the South. For this we have toiled, at
a sacrifice too great to be easily forgotten
and forfeited. In this the public should
I find assurance of the perpetuity of our
Journal; and, no longer offering the vain
and unworthy excuses Southern lite
rary periodicals have always been short
lived, and that they have no confidence in
any attempt to alter the “ manifest destiny”
of such efforts, should come forward at
oifce with a generous trust and render cer
tain. what they have deplored as impracti
cable. This would be conduct worthy of
those who profess to desire the prosperity
o! Southern liteiature, and it would, also,
accomplish their desire!
The exigencies of the times in which we
live demand a higher state of intellectual
cultivation among the people, if there is to
he preserved any adequate degree of har
mony between their physical and mental
development. Without such harmony the
progress will be only partial, and deficient
in the very elements of perfection and per
petuity. Society would become a piece of
mechanism, admirable, it is true, in its
operation, but still a mere machine, desti
tute of the intellectual power which stamps
humanity with its truest dignity.
To facilitate this harmonious develop
ment of the physical and mental growth of
our people, we shall cheerfully contribute
our poor efforts. If we can succeed in
affording encouragement to humble and
timid genius; if vve can be instrumental
in swelling the tide of song, which rolls its
music through the great heart of the world;
if we can promote healthful views of edu
cation; if we can warn the unwary from
the perusal of evil books, and lead them
to the love of the true and beautiful in
either fact or fiction ; if vve can, in short,
make our Journal a vehicle of pure and
refreshing knowledge, and of innocent gra
tification. our aims will have been achieved,
and our reward abundantly realised.
To the citizens of Charleston, among
“'horn we arc henceforth to live and labor,
and to whom we must look for much of
the support our enterprize demands, we
offer our New Year's salutations, with a
most cordial satisfaction. They have al
ready testified their interest in our humble
endeavors, to an extent unequalled by any
other community; and that, too, when
“'e approached them from a remote section
of another State. Induced by this very
foct, not less than by other considerations,
to remove into their midst, vve desire to
establish a stronger and a larger claim
upon their generous favor; satisfied that
if an appeal to them is unsuccessful, (from
any other cause than the unworthiness of
the object,) it is, indeed, as some will have
it, utterly in vain to attempt to sustain lite
rary journals iu the South. We have,
however, no fears upon this ground. We
see before us the goal of success, and our
motto is and shall lie—“press onward.”
American Art Union.
The eleventh Anniversary of this popu
lar Institution took place at Niblo’s Garden,
in New York, on the 21st ult. It is ex
ceedingly gratifying to its friends to observe
that, notwithstanding the efforts of the
Home ['] Journal and other organs, to in
jure it with the public—it has just closed
tile most brilliant year of its existence.—
Our wish that it might number, in 1849,
twenty thousand subscribers, if not actually
realized, is yet so nearly accomplished that
it may be regarded as a fulfilment. The
total number of names upon the list, at the
drawing, was 18,690. To each of this
vast multitude of art patrons will be dis
tributed, in the approaching spring, a
copy of Cole’s Picture of Youth—in the
“Voyage of Life”—and a volume of Out
line Illustrations of Irving's “ Legend
of Sleepy Hollow”—by Dailey. Among ;
them was also distributed, by lot, nearly
f>oo paintings—as many medals, thirty
large outline engravings, and 20 bronzed
statuettes, representing Indian character.
These prizes will be scattered from the
British territory upon ths north, to the very
borders of Mexico upon the South, and will
in some cases, perhaps, adorn the rude
walls of a log house in the western forest.
Is this diffusion of works of Art among
the people nothing? On the contrary, is
not the, taste thus created and nourished
for such works an adequate result of all
the inouey expended by the American Art
Union ? We must be allowed to say yes
to this question, and to congratulate the
able and honorable gentlemen who direct
the affairs of this Institution, upon the over
whelming verdict of the people, in their
favor, as exhibited in the list of subscribers
for the past year. Let us set the mark for
1850 at twenty-five thousand, and hopefully
await tile issue.
To Our Exchanges.
We will thank our brethren of the press to
send their Papers and Magazines hereafter to
Charleston, S. C. They will confer a favor
upon us, by having the alteration made at
once upon their mail-books.
The Crescent City. —The steamer Cres
cent City, which sailed from New York on
the 13th ult., for Chagres, was towed into
our harbour on the first inst., having had
the misfortune, when in lat. 28 09, ion, 72
52, to break the cross piece of her engine,
which disabled her. Most of her passen
gers had been transferred to other vessels,
previous to her arrival at this port.
The City Ice Baal. Capt. Long, with Capt.
Peduick and crew on board, departed from
Philadelphia, on Friday morning, 1 o'clock,
for Delaware Bay, to render assistance to
the schooner Emily Weaver , from Charles
ton, ashore near the Buoy of the Ledge.
Palmetto Engine Company. —This fine
corps of Firemen have presented to their
worthy President, Archibald Cameron, a
splendid silver trumpet, as a token of their
esteem. The trumpet was manufactured
by Messrs. James E. Spear & Cos., and is a
most beautiful piece of workmanship.
Magnolia Cemetery. —The Courier says:
We learn, with much pleasure, that a Com
pany has been organized, and a most eligi
ble site obtained, for a Rural Cemetery,
immediately’ adjoining the newly extended
limits of the city. What has heretofore
been known as Magnolia Farm, and the
Belvidere Mill Tract, have been fixed upon
for this very desirable object.
Distressing Bereavement. —Two interest
ing children of Mr. Leslie, residing on
Church st., were burned to death on Tues
day mornimg, by their clothes taking lire du
ring the absence of their mother, who had
gone to market.
Impostors. —The Mercury of Thursday
says: Many of our citizens have been
lately imposed upon by two individuals
representing themselves as recent emigrants
from Ireland, and offering for sale linens
and table cloths, which they alleged they
brought over with them, and were com
pelled to part with by their distressed cir
cumstances. It lias been ascertained that
these men are mere pedlers, and that their
stocks of goods are regularly replenished,
by purchases from the stores in King-street.
Father Mathew arrived in this city
on Thursday, and took lodgings al the
Mansion House. Hibernian Hall has been
placed at his disposal during his stay in
4 t I
The Theatre. —This place of amusement
was closed during the early part of the
week, on account of an accident which be
fel Mad. Macallister, at a previous perform
ance, hut she lias so far recovered that tile
performances have been resumed. Mr
Macallister performs many astonishing
feats, the most wonderful of which is the
suspension in the air of Mad. Macallister.
A juvenile performance will be given to-day
(Saturday) at 12 o’clock, provided a suffi
cient number of tickets are sold to war
Panorama of the Mediterranean. —This
vast moving picture of the classic waters
and shores of tile old world, continues to
attract large numbers of visiters to South
Carolina Hal!. The Panorama commences
moving at half past seven o'clock every
wiiiii ©aas®®i o
A Panorama of the Hudson is now being
exhibited, for a limited time, at Masonic
Hall. It was sketched and painted by
Peter Grain, Sen., and lias been highly spo
ken of by the press, in the Northern cities,
where it has been exhibited.
Psycology. —Prof. Williams, the great
demonstrator of “ Electrical Psycology” is
lecturing at Apprentices Library Hall.
Adam mul Ere. —Wc are glad to learn
that the paintings of the “ Temptation” and
the “Expulsion” are soon to lie exhibited
iu tlie Apprentices Library Hall, in this
Christ Receiving Little Children. —This
picture, we understand will be ready for
exhibition on Monday, at Hibernian Hall.
The proceeds of the exhibition are to be
devoted to the benefit of the children under
the care of the Sisters of Mercy.
The Opera —On dit , that the celebrated
Tacon Opera Troup of Havana is soon to be
in our city. An application for the Charles
ton Theatre lias been received from that
company. Our citizens may anticipate a
£l)c Citerarg 111 or lb.
Mr. Longfellow’s New Work. Messrs.
Tieknor, Reed &, Fields,of Boston, have issued
a volume of Poems, by Prof. Longfellow, un
der the title of “ The Seaside and the Fire
side.” It combines, with al’ his recent con
tributions to the periodical pres3, a number of
new poems, of which we shall, hereafter, have
more to say.
Mr. Daria’s Lectures. Mr. Dana has been
lecturing in Philadelphia, with gratifying suc
cess. His genius and taste have been appre
ciated without any meretricious guise, and his
discourses upon books and other general to
pics, have awakened something like enthu
siasm in the literary circles there. We hope
lie will visit Charleston during the Winter.
Grace Greenwood. This young and popu
lar writer (whose “ Greenwood Leaves” have
just reached us from the Publishers,) is not to
be married, if we may credit Neal’s Gazette
—professing to speak by authority.
The Baron Humholdt. “ The Aspects of
Nature,” translated by Mrs. Sabine, embody
ing the observations of this great naturalist,
among the wonders of Asia, Africa aud Ame
rica, has been re-printed by Lea & Blanch
ard, of Philadelphia, and the Harpers promise
an Edition of his great “ Kosmos”—a work
of uupurallellud interest.
George Borrow. Our readers will be happy
to learn that this popular author has in press
anew work, entitled “ Lavcngro.” It is
about to appear in London, and will be re
printed immediately by the Harpers.
IV m. Gilmore Simms. Our friend and cor
respondent lias just published, in a very neat,
thin duodecimo, a collection of “ Sabbath Ly
rics,” as “ A Christmas Gift of Love.”
New Books in Press. The Harpers are
preparing “ The Life and Correspondence of
Southey,” edited by Rev. C. C. Southey, A.
M. Messrs. Appleton announce, among oth
er new works, “ The Early Conflicts of
Christianity,” by Rev. Mr. Kip ; “ James
Mountjoy,” anew Novel by Mrs. South
worth ; and a work on Domestic Life in Eng
land, by Mrs. Ellis. They will also issue this
month, the first part of a complete Dictionary
of Machines, Mechanics, Engine Work, and
Engineering—edited by Oliver Byrne, and to
be completed in 40 parts, within the year, at
a cost of Ten Dollars. Baker & Scribner
will soon publish two volumes of Miscellanies
by Ileadlcy. An unauthorized edition has
been announced by some oilier publisher.—
Lea ik Blanchard will issue immediately a
duodecimo edition of Kennedy’s Life of Wirt,
at a reduced price, to suit the masses of book
buyers. Mr. Putnam lias iu press Irving’s
Mahomet, Vol. 11, completing the work.
©ur Gossip Column.
Some correspondent of the Literary World
furnishes that Journal with a list of no fewer
than forty-six different orthographies of Shaks
peare, which are all embraced in Ilalliwell’s
New Life of that great poet. Among these
varieties are the following: Chacsper, Schack
spear, Shaxkespere, Shagspere, and Shack
spliare, with many other equally curious spell
Miss Kimberly's Readings.
We had the pleasure of hearing Miss Kim
berly once only during her recent “ readings”
at the Hibernian. The play was the “ Mid
summer Night’s Dream,” which she read
with mucli spirit and effect. Miss Kimberly’s
appearance is quite prepossessing, and her
manners graceful and unaffected. Her voice
is melodious and flexible. Her action is nat
ural, and generally appropriate to the spirit
of the words she utters. We were agreeably
impressed with her whole performance, ami
do her the merest justice when we pronounce
her style of reading exceedingly good. Com
ing amongst us without the prestige of a for
eign origin—a native Yankee girl—Miss Kim
berly did not draw such houses as would pro
bably greet Fanny Kemble—if her ladyship
was not so foolishly perverse in her resolution
not to “ lead,” for pay, at least, in slave-hold
ing States —a resolution which, it strikes iis,
is singularly out of harmony with her recent
acceptance of §2OOO annually from her late
husband, who is a sDve-holder Well, if the
philanthropic Fanny will not read Sliakspeare
to ns, we shall save our dollars for native ar
tistes of a more expansivo benevolence. Miss
Kimberly, however, must go to Europe and
be honored with the audience of crowned
heads, before her merits will be fully appre
ciated by Republican audiences! Go where
she will, we commend her to the admirers of
What’s the Price ?
Some itinerant musicians were recently
playing in the Hall of the Charleston Hotel.
At length, one of the trio passed around his
hat for the gratuities of the loungers. Among
these was a “ greenhorn” from the buck
woods, who had been sitting all agape with
wonder and delight. When the hat was pre
sented to him, lie started witli a most eager
look, and exclaimed to a gentleman standing
by, “ What's the price ?” The joke cost the
bystanders half a score of buttons.
©nr Hook (Table.
The Drawing Room Scrap Book, with twenty
illustrations. Edited by Amelia Lawrence
Philadelphia: A. Hart 1850.
We received this beautiful volume too
late for a notice, that might direct our
readers in their selection of Christinas and
New Year’s offerings. It is not too late,
however, to point it out as a volume rich
in literary and pictorial merit, and worthy
of a place upon the centre-table among the
most beautiful books of its class. “The
Drawing Boom Scrap Book” published
annually, in London, is one of Ihe most
elegant of the English Annuals. Its Ame
rican namesake is got up in similar style,
and although its contents are not original,
they are not the less attractive.
A History of Spanish Literature. By George
Tieknor. In 3 vols. Bvo. Vol. I. New-York :
Harper & Brothers.
We welcome, most cordially, the first
volume of Mr. Ticknor’s long expected
work, and from the hasty examination we
have made of it, do not hesitate to say that
it will reflect honor upon American histo
rical literature. So ample and rich are the
fields of research which the subject opens
to our author, that he could scarcely fail
of exciting the interest of his readers.
There is, however, an additional charm in
the author’s style, at once nervous and
elegant, lucid and comprehensive. His
fitness for the task will he best estimated
by those who know his ardent and inces
sant devotion to Spanish Literature, his
great resources in the possession of the
best Spanish library in this country, and
his indefatigable labors, for twenty years
past, in preparing and elaborating the
“ History” he is now giving to the world.
We have barely time now to announce
this excellent work, and to say that it sup
plies the desideratum which has long been
felt of a thorough, dignified and learned
“ History of Spanish Literature.”
The publishers have given it a dress
worthy of its character, and uniform with
Prescott’s elegant histories, in appearance,
it will do them no harm by intellectual
Thb Western Would: or Travels in the Uni
ted states in 1846-47 ; including a chapter on
California. By Alex. Mackay, Esq. 2 voi.—
Philadelphia : Lea & Blanchard.
These volumes deserve something more
than the brief notice wo can give them
here. Mr. Mackay'.s work is professedly
a book of travels, but at the same time it
contains, interspersed throughout, a series
of elaborate essays on American Society
and Institutions—Government, Politics, Re
ligion, Education, Commerce, Industry,
Social Life. The author resided several
years in this country and travelled exten
sively. His facilities for obtaining infor
mation were such as are seldom enjoyed,
and he has doubtless given the subject of
American ,Society, in its various phases,
more thought than any other European
who has ever visited this country. He
brings to his task, too, an unusual amount
of candor and liberality. The evident de
sire of the author to judge impartially, and
the general soundness of his views, how
ever, render his errors—and he is not with
out them, the more dangerous. He devotes
several chapters to the discussion of the
Slavery Question, and though his usual
candor does not forsake him there, and
thougli he administers a merited rebuke to
the Abolition fanatics of England and
America, he has not himself always arrived
at correct conclusions on the subject.
Our author visited Charleston, but made
too brief a sojourn here to speak of our
city We shall refer, at
some future time, to his remarks on this
Mr. Mackay’s style is a very pleasing
one, and, whatever its errors may be, he
has one of the most . callable books
that has lately fallen into our hands. *
lledbi rn; his first Voyage. Being the Sailor-
Boy Confessions nnd Reminiscences of the Son
of a Gentleman in the Merchant Service. By
Herman Melville. In 2 vols. 12mo New-
York: Harper & Brothers
“ Redburn” is, to us, the most attractive
of all Mr. Melville's books, not excepting
even “Typee.” We have read it thorough
ly, witli a very pleasant impression, and
have no hesitation in recommending others
to read it. Its charm consists iu its abso
lute naturalness, and its striking veri-simi
litude. The reader is willing to believe
that every thing happened to “ Redburn”
just as the author narrates it. We say
every tiling ; perhaps, we should except
the mysterious night in Lomjpn, which is
a little too fanciful for the harmony of the
narrative. Very charming, indeed, is the
simplicity of our hero, and very commend
able the good humor and tact witli which
lie demeans himself, under the many annoy
ances of his position, on board the High
lander. The book is not wanting in inci
dent; affording opportunity for the dis
play of Mr. Melville's descriptive powers-
There are many vivid passages ; and among
them, the deatli of Jackson, a sort of hu
man-devil, the spontaneous combustion of
a dead body, shipped as a drunken sailor!
the hero’s first essay at “going aloft,” will
strike the reader.
Mr. Melville's wit is admirably display
ed in this work, and sparkles gracefully
upon the surface of an under-current of
strong feeling. The book deserves to have
a wide popularity.
The Movements of Egypt: or Egypt a Wit
ness for the Bible. By Francis L. Jlawks, I)
D., LL. I) , with Notes of a Voyage up the
Nile. By an American New York: G J’.
Egypt, the land of the Nile, of the Py
ramids, of the Sphynx of Thebes and of
Heliopolis, once the school of the world in
science and art, though now fallen and de
graded, possesses an interest to the travel
ler and the antiquarian, inferior to no coun
try on the globe. No books have been
more eagerly sought and read than those
which have been written on the subject of
its history, geography and antiquities.—
The work before us will, we are sure, prove
no exception to this last remark. It occu
pies ground not covered by any other book,
and supplies a want which has long been
felt by the general reader.
Dr. Hawk's volume is confessedly a
compilation, and its main object is to bring
forward, in a condensed form, a mass of
well attested facts furnishing illustration of
or giving direct confirmation to truths re
corded in the sacred Scriptures. These
facts are methodically arranged, and the
style in which they are presented is per
spicuous and agreeable. The reader will
find the book replete with information
with regard to the habits and customs of
the people, as well as to the monuments of
Egypt. The work is illustrated with nu
merous tinted lithographs and wood cuts,
and is printed in Putnam's best style. We
predict for it an extensive sale. *
Family Pictures from the Bible. l!y Mrs.
lillet, Author of “ The Women of the Ameri
can Revolution.” New York : G. P. Putnam.
The tittle of this work, unlike those of
many others, is an index to its character.
It is made up of sketches of prominent per
sons and families, mentioned in the Bible,
Thus we have “The family of Noah,”
“The Family of Abraham,” “ The Family
of Moses,” “The Family of David,” &c.
Most of these sketches are from the pen of
Mrs. Fillet, but a few are copied from other
writers. The work is an admirable one,
both in design and in execution. *
Poetical Works of James Montgomery.
With a Memoir of the Author, liy Rev R.
W. Griswold. In 2 vols. 12mo. Philadelphia:
Pure religious poetry is, beyond all
question, the highest manifestation of the
Ars divina ; since it derives its inspiration
from the great Eternal Fountain of the
Beautiful and the Good. The most sen
sual poets of Christendom have acknow
ledged this, by emulating each other in the
production of metrical versions of the suh
limest strains of Hebrew poetry, “sacred
melodies” “ and scriptural lays.”
Among living evangelical poets, proba
bly no one has achieved a higher fame
than James Montgomery. His name is
fitly linked with that of Cowper, the sweet
hard of Olney, whom he approaches most
nearly in the purity and feivorof hi*style.
The volumes before us, contain his poe
tical works up to the year 1845. He is
still living, though at a ripe old age, shed
ding around him the blessed influence of a
holy life and pious example ; and when
he is numbered with the dead, he will still
live, and speak to ten thousand hearts, in
tones of resistless eloquence, through his
This edition of his works, the only com
plete one in this country, is beautifully
printed, and deserves a place in every
Christian family library.
TheOoilvies. A Novel. New York: Harper &
Whoever reads the brief preface to this
work, will, if possessed of any taste or
feeling enter upon the story itsetf with in
terest. “Ti:i Ogil vies” are a very clever
set of people, and their biographer has
managed to ihrow a good deal of interest
around them It is a love story of the le
gitimate sell 7)1, and has a sufficiency of
plot, incident, and passion to satisfy the
most exacting reader.
Cuba. — Lu Venlad , the Anglo Spanish
organ of Cuba, at New York, and El Cor
reo dc las Dos Mundos have published cards
which seem in sequence with the announce
ment of the patriotic committee, of which
Gen. Lopez is the avowed chief.
The Verdad and Corrco slate that a ne
cessity exists for suppressing the names of
their patrons and directors for the present,
but the friends of the independance of Cu
ba can direct their inquiries and communi
cations to those papers with confidence.
General Lopez, however has drawn the
sword and cast away the scabbard. He is
the soldier and executor of the movement;
La Verdad and El Correo represent the
pen and purse, the public opinion and the
secret preparation of the islanders.
7 he Boston Tragedy. —The Boston Mail
contradicts pointedly a recent report of fur
ther evidences against Dr. Webster in the
Albany Evening Journal , and says :
Dr. W. has been engaged during his
imprisonment in writing a defence, in which
lie states all his business dealings with Dr.
Turkman up to ,lie time of the alleged
murder. In this statement he does not at
tempt to controvert the circumstances con
nected with the discovery of the body, but
takes the broad ground of a conspiracy to
fix upon him the odium ol a deed, for the
purpose of obtaining the reward offered.
Fire at Montgomery. —The beautiful
capitol at Montgomery, Alabama, was de
stroyed by fire on the 14th ult. The Le
gislature and public officers by this acci
dent, have no place to transact their busi
ness. A church has been otfered them.—
The clerks of the two houses saved all
their papers, and the archives of the State,
in the offices of the Governor, Secretary of
State, Treasurer and Comptroller were also
Lady Franklin isunderstood to have writ
ten to a friend in New York, asking infor
mation as to the expediency of coining
here to arrange an expedition, to continue
the search next spring for her lost husband.
She meditates the equipment of two small
vessels, at her own expense, with which
she hopes a more successful result may be
obtained than that of Sir James Ross’s ex
pedition, which has so cruelly disappoint
Duelling Oath. —The Kentucky Conven
tion have inserted an article into the new
Constitution requiring all officers and mem
bers of the bar to take the duelling oath.
The Gold Dollar. —The Washington
Globe says that at least five millions of the
gold dollars ought to be issued from the
mint, whereas there has only been one.
Accidental Death. —William Haile, of
Camden, South Carolina, lost his life at the
University of Virginia, on Friday last, by
the accidental discharge of a pistol.
toy- anew Post Office has been estab
lished at Hopkins’ Turn Out, Richland
District, S. C., and Martin Cahill, Esq.,
appointed Post Master. The Post Office at
Parnasus, Marlborough District, S. C.. has
fitoY” The heavy snow storm that took
place at Louisville and Cincinnati on the
10th inst. extended as far South as Nash
ville, Tenn., and Tuscumbia Alabama.
BSy*” A company is organising at Fort
Smith, Ark., to start for California early in
the spring. They intend crossing the Plains.
Major E. Rector, a prominent citizen, is at
the head of the movement.
H&f” Nearly ten thonsand tons of rail
road iron were imported into Savannah on
the 14th inst.
The undersigned takes pleasure in an
nouncing that Mr. D. H. JACQUES will
continue his valuable services as Assistant
Editor of ihis Journal—all departments of
which will he under his immediate control.
All contributions for the Gazette and School
fellow should lie sent to the Publishers, and
only private letters to
WM. C. RICHARDS.
The Undersigned, having associated
themselves for the purpose, will publish
Richards’ Weekly Gazette every Saturday,
and the Schoolfellow Magazine on the 15th
of every month, at the same prices as here
tofore. They will continue the Gazette in
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r T'IHE Seventh Semi-annual Session of this Jn-
X at i tut ion will commence Jan Ist, 1860. The
Principal receives a few Pupils into his family, to
whom especial attention will bo given, out of
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cancies for Hoarding Pupils. Terms, $ 125 per
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C. F. McCAY, Actuary
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A. J. Brady. I hgents, Athens, Ga.
Os New Books for the Month of
HARPER if BROTHERS ,
1. A History of Spanish Literature, by Geo.
Ticknor, Esq. In 3 vols. Bvo.
2. Southey’s Life and Correspondence, edited
by his son. To be completed in 6 parts.
3. The Whale and his Captors, by Rev. Henry
Cheever. lfimo. with Engravings.
4. A System of Ancient and Mediooval Geog
raphy, Charles Anthon, LL. D.
o A Classical Atlas, to illustrate Ancient Ge
ography. 25 Maps—Bvo.
(. Chulmers’ Institutes of Theology. In 2
7. The War with Mexico, by Major Ripley
With Maps, &c. 2 vols. Bvo.
8. Fairy Tales from all Nations. By Montal
ba. With 24 illustrations— square Bvo.
9. The Ogilvies—a Novel.
10. An Essay on Christian Baptism, by Bap
tist W. Noel. 16mo.
11. A Copious and Critical English Latin Dic
GEO. P. PUTNAM,
1. Mahomet and his Successors, by Washing
ton Irving. Vol. I. 12mo.
2. The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Win
Cowper, and edited by Southey—with Flaxman’s
de.Mgns. (>ne vol. 12rao.
3. Saint Lcger, or the Threads of Life. 1 vol.
4. The Neighbors. Vol. 1 of Frederika Bre
mer’s Complete Work* 12mo.
5. The Shakspcare Calendar, or Wit and Wis
dom for every day in the year. Edited by W.
C. Richards. One vol. 16mo. Cloth gilt.
H. The King of the Hurons, by the Author of
the 4 First of the Knickerbockers.’ One vol. J2m<*.
D. APPLETON <V CO.,
I. The Caravan: A Collection of Popular Tales
from the German of Hauff. Translated by G.
I*. Quackenboss. Illustrated by Orr. One vol
2. The Early Conflicts of Christianity, by Rev.
W. Ingraham Kip, D. D. One vol. 12mo.
RAKER If SCRIBNER ,
1. The Poems and Prose Writings of Richard
Henry Dana. 2 vols. Bvo.
2. Sacred Scenes and Characters, by J. T.
I leadley —with Illustrations by DarJey. < >ne vol.
3. The Battle Summer, by Ik Marvel. One
TICKNOR. REED If FIELDS ,
Have issued —
1. Poetical and Prose Writings of Charles
Sprague. One vol. 12mo.
2. The Seaside and the Fireside : a Collection
of Poems by Longfellow. One vol. 12mo.
3. The Boston Book—being Specimens of Me
tropolitan Literature. One vol. 12mo.
4. Greenwood Leaves . A Collection of Sketch
es and Letters, by Grace Greenwood. One vol.
PHILLIPS , SAMPSON If CO ,
Have published —
Ilume’s History of England, Vols. IV and V,
with Index of the whole work. 12mo.
CAREY If HART
1 lave issued —
1. The Drawing-Room Scrap-Book, edited by
Amelia W. L iwr ice. 20 plates—l vol. 4to.
2. Wandering Sketches of People and Things
in South America, Polynesia, California, and
other places. One vol. I2mo.
3 The Ruby, An Annual for 1850. 12mo.
LEA If BLANCHARD ,
1. Life of William Wirt, by John P. Kennedy.
New Edition. Two vols. 12mo.
2. Physical Geography, by Mrs. Summerfield.
New Edition. One vol. 12mo.
FEMALE ACADEMY OF ATHENS.
Trustees of this Institution give notice
to the public, that they have secured the ser
vices of Mrs. Helen Coley, who is abundantly
competent to instruct, not onlv in all the ordina
ry and higher branches usually taught in such
Institutions, but also in French, Drawing and
Tuition, $7 50 per quarter, (to consist of elev
en weeks). For French, Music and Drawing,
extra charges will be made.
The duties of the School will commence on the
first Monday in January.
No pains will he spared by Mrs. Coley to give
satisfaction to those who may see fit to grant her
their patronage. N. HOYT, Ch’n.
B. M. HILL, Sec.
MRS. COLEY will be happy to receive a few
pupils as boarders in her lamily.
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