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Vaom Ik* iU? StUs, Oct. 31.
THE INDIANS.
Yesterday was made a general holiday, and near
ly all the citizens, with great numbers from the
neighboring towns turned out to witness the recep
tion of the Indians at the State House, and 'heir per
formance of the war dance on the <*orainon. The
whole proceedings were uncommonly interesting.
At ten o'clock in the forenoon they held a levee
In Faneuil Hall for the ladies only, and were visited
by crowds of the fairer portion of creation. They
then were escorted to the Representative's Hall in
the State House by the National Lancers, and re
ceived by the Governor in the presence of nearly all
the State and city officers, great numbers of ladies
in the galleries, which presented a very brilliant ap
pearance, and a large concourse of gentlemen on the
floor.
They took their seats on the centre benches, and
were addressed by th? Governor as follows:
" Chiefs and warriors of th* united Sacs and
Foxes. You are welcome to our hall of council.
You have come a far way from your homes in the
west to visit your while brethren. We are glad to
take you by the hand. We have heard before of the
Sacs and Foxes; our travellers hare told us the
names of their great men and chiefs. We, brothers,
are called the "Massachusetts."?It was the name of
the red men who once lived here. In former times
the red man's wigwam stood on these fields nud his
council fire was kindled on this spot. When our
fathers came over the great water, they were a small
band. The red man stood on the rock by the sea
side and looked at them. He might have pushed
them into the water, and drowned then), but look
hold of their hands and said " welcome white men!"
Our fathers were hungry, and the red men gave them
corn and venison: our fathers were cold and the
red men spread his blanket over them and made
them warm.?We are now grown great and power
ful, but we remember the kindness of the red man to
our fathers. Brothers, our faces are pale, and yours
are red?but our hearts are alike. Tne Great Spirit
made his children of different complexions, but he
loves them all. Brothers, you dwell between the
Mississippi and the Missouri?they are mighty
streams. They have great arms?one stretching out
east, and one away off to the west as far as the Rocky
Mountains?but they make but one river, and run
together into the sea.?Brothers, we dwell at the east,
and you live in the far west?but we are of one fami
ly; it has many branches, but one head. Brothers,
as you passed through the hall below yo*i stopped
to look at the image of our great father Washing
ton. It is but a cold stone and cannot speak to you ;
but our great father Washington loved his red chil
dren ana bode us love them also. He is dead but
his words have made a great print in our hearts like
the step of a strong buffalo on the clay of the prairie.
My brother (addressing Keokuck) I perceive by your
side your young child whom I saw sitting between
your knees. Miy the Great Spirit preserve the life
of your son. May he grow up by your side like the
tender sapling by the side of the mighty oak. May
2ou long flourish together, and when the mighty oak
i fallen in the forest, may the young tree take its
place and spread out its branches over the tribe.
Brothers, I make you a short talk, and bid you wel
come once more to our council hall."
This address was translated to the Indians by the
interpreters, and received by them with the usual
guttural exclamations.
Keo-kuck replied to his excellency in the follow
ing words,?
" I am very much gratified to have the pleasure of
shaking hands with tne great chief of the State and
the chiefs who surround him. The remark you
made just now that the Great Spirit made both of us
though your skin is white, and mine red, is true.?
He made our hearts alike. The only difference is
that he made you speak one language and me
another. He made us hands to take each other by,
and eyes to see each other. Brother, I am very hap
py to be able to say before I die, that I have been lo
tne house where your fathers used to speak with ours
as we now do with you, and I hope that the Great
Spirit is pleased at this sight. I hope he will long
keep friendship between the white and red men. I
hope that he sees us, and that our hearts are friendly
to each other. My remarks are short, and I shall say
no more, but take all our friends here by the hand
and hope that the Great Spirit will bless them."
Wopella, a principal chief, followed Keokuck.
He said:
"I am very happy to meet my friends in the land
of our forefathers. I recollect when a little boy, ol
hearing my grandfather say that at this place the
red man first took the white man by the hand. I am
very happy that this island can sustain so many
white men as have come on to it; I am glad that
they can find a living, and happy that they can be
contented with living on it. Iam glad to hear the
white man call us his brethren?it is true that he is
the eldest of the two; but where I live my tribe is
the eldest among the red men. I have shaken hands
with many different tribes of people, and am very
much gratified that I have lived tocome'and talk
with the white man of his fathers in this great house.
I shall go. home and tell my brethren that I have been
to this great place, and it shall not be forgotten by
me or my children."
Wao-ca-shaa-shee said?
" I have just listened lo the remarks made by you
and my chiefs abaut our forefathers. I have been
wishing to see the shore where my fathers took the
white man by the hand and I shall not forget it.?
My friends are much pleased with your greeting.?
May the Great Spirit take pity on all of us, and may
we live brothers as did my fathers and yours when
they first landed on this shore."
Poicesheek, a principal chief, said?
"You have heard what my chiefs have to say.?
They are much gratified with their visit to this town.
They were invited tothe council house of my brother
on Saturday, and to-day they are brought to this great
council hall. They are much pleased with these
attentions, and will not forget them. Though I am
not now able to reward you for these kindnesses, I
hope the Great Spirit will reward you for them. This
is the place where our tribe once lived. I have of
ten heard my father and grandfather say that they
once lived by the sea-coast where the while man first
came. I wish I had a book and could read in it all
these things. I have been told that that is the way
you get all your knowledge. As far as I can under
stand the language of the white people, it appears
to me that the Americans have reached a high stand
Among the white people?that very few could over
power them. It is the same with regard lo us?
though I say it. Where I live I am looked up toby
others, and they all respect me. I am very happy
hat two great men like you and I should meet anil
shake hands together."
The remaining chiefs of the villages ther shook
hands with the Governor, and afterwards the war
chiefs, who are entirely distinct from ihe former.
One of the latter?we forget his Indian name, but it
was the one who wears the buffalo skin and horns?
said to the Governor?
" I am much pleased with the conversation our
chiefs have had with you. I am glad that you no
ticed Musanwoni, Keo-kuck's son?he will succeed
to his father and be a chief. The chiefs who have
spoken to you are all village chiefs?for my part I
have nothing to do with the villages, btit I go to war
and fight for the women and children."
AppanostokenMr, a principal chief, said?
" I am very happy to shake hands with you?I do
it with all my heart. I have long wished to come to
the village where once ihe red and white men used
to speak together. My brother who spoke last has
told you the truth?he has nothing to do with the
villages, but fights for the women and children.
Although we have no paper to put your words down,
we shall not forget this good council, nor the re
marks of our friends. In my tribe I am ranked
among the braves, and I have my arms in my hands.
They are all my defence, and I like them very much.
I wish to leave them in this house for the white man
to remember the red man of the far West. My pre
sent may not be agreeable, but it is made w ith a good
heart."
He then took off his arms, wampum belt, mocca
sins, and all the articles of his dress, exccpt the
blanket, and laid them on the table before the Go
vernor.
The celebrated Blark Hawk next spoke. He said,
" I like very well to hear you talk of the Great
Spirit. He made us both of one heart though your
skin is white and mine red When the first white
men came on to the island we thought they were
French. They were our brothers as you are." Your
heart is white and so is mine. On our journey your
white brothers hung round our necks white medals,
sueh as the French gave us. The Great Spirit is
pleased at our talking together to-day. I have lived
for a long time between tne Mississippi and Missou
ri- I like to hear you talk of them. I have got tq
be old. Yon are a man and so am I, and that is the
reason we talk together as brothers. I cannot shake
hands with all my friends in particular, but by ahak
ing hands with you I shall with them."
Ken huk presented his son Musanwoni to the
Governor, saying that he was young, but he had a
heart, and would not forget what had passed on this
occasion.
The Governor then presented his little son to
Musanwont, and they shook hands together.
Another chief, we did not hear his name, *aid?
Brother, 1 wish to give you the pipe ol' a chief.
I leave it for vou to remember me by. I am huppy
that our chieb have had this conversation with their
white brother. 1 am part white myself?ray father
was a Frenchman. lie is now an old man, aud has
put me in his place, and I am a brave in my tribe.
He has often told me of the place where the white
man first landed. It was not so old a story then as it
I is now. I uin very happy to see you, and lake you
by I he hand in this great council house of your fore
fathers. I leave you the pipe and my club aa an
, evidence of my rank."
His Excellency desired the interpreter to say to
ihe chiefs, that their white brethren had listened to
their speeches with great satisfaction. They thanked
them for their gifts, in exchange for which lie should
have the pleasure of offering thein some white men's
arms, and some small articles of dress for the women
and children?perhaps of little value in themselves,
but which be hoped would be received as a token of
friendship and good will.
The company then proceeded to the balcony in
front of the State House, where the Governor pre
sented each of the warriors a sword, pair of pistols
and a blanket, and the women with some bright
shawls and trinkets. He also gave Ke-okuck's son a
beautiful little ride, remarking as he did so, that he
hoped he would soon be able to shoot butfalo with it.
The view from this balcony was beautiful iu the
extreme. Thousands upon thousands were collected
in the court yard of (he building, on the Common?
which was nearly filled from Park to West streets?
and in the streets, while the windows and roof of
every house affording a prospect of the scene were
filled with spectators, a great part being ladies.
After showing themselves to the multitude, the
Indians partook of a collation in Ihe Senate Cham
ber, and were then escorted to the Common where
they performed a war dance to the gratification of the
assemblage.
They were afterwards conducted to their lodging
at Concert Hall, where we understand that Keo-kuck
and Black Hawk addressed the crowd in front of the
building. We did not hear them.
In the evening they visited Tremont Theatre.
The Military made a fine appearancc. The Na
tional Lancers, from being mounted, attracted the
principal attention of the Indians.
Every thing, we are happy to state, went off with
out injury to life or limb, though from the immense
crowd present, we should not nave been surprised
had the contrary been the fact.
We heard of some three or four men who lost
their pocket b^oks, but If people will persist in car
rying money into such an assembly, they must not
complain if thev are stolen.
We understand that the delegation leave the city
o-day, in the Id o'clock train, for New York.
We subjoin a list of the names of the Indian
Chiefs and Warriors :
Delrgation of the confederated tribes of Sacs and Fox
Indians, under the charge of General Street, as
Agent.
1. Ke-o-kuck: The watchful Fox. Principal
chief of the Confederated tribes.
2. Wan-cal-chai: Crooked Sturgeon. A chief.
3. A-she-ah-kon: Sun Fish. A chief.
4. Pa-nan-se : Shedding Elk.
5. Wan-war-to-sa: Great Walker.
(>. Pa-sha-ka-se: The Deer.
7. Appon-ose-o-ke-mar: The hereditary chief, [or
he who was a chief when a child.]
8. Waa-ko-me: Clear Water. A chief.
9. Kar-ke-ne-we-nar: The long horned Elk.
10. Nar-nar-he-keit: The self-made man.
11. As-ke-puck-a-wan: The green track.
12. Wa-pella: The prince. A principal chief.
13. Qua-qua-nad-pe-qua: The rolling eyes. A
chief.
14. Paa-ka-kar- The Striker.
15. Waa-pa-shar-kon : The White Skin.
lti. War-pi-mank : White Lion.
17. Nar-nar-wan-ke-hait: The Repenter, [or the
sorrowful.]
18. Po-we-sheek: Shedding Beard. A principal
chief.
10. Cor-no-ma-ca: Long nosed Fox. A chief.
20. Waa-ca-shaa-shee: Red nosed Fox. A prin
cipal chief.
21. An-non-e-wit: The brave man.
22. Kan-kan-kce: The Crow.
23. Kish-kee-kosh: The man with one leg.
The following Indians, though not of the delega
tion, were brought on from prudential considera
tions :
24. Muck-a-tai-me-she-ka-ka-kaik: Black Hawk.
25. Naa-she-o-shuck : Roaring Thunder.
20. Naa-po-pe: Soup.
Women and children belonging to the chiefs of the
delegation:
27. Nar-quo-quar: The walking woman. Ke
o-kuek's wife.
28. Nap-e-sha : Water Ear. Pa-nan-se's wife.
20. Nar-ne-kar: The fish woman. Appan-ose-o
ke-mar's wife.
30. Kus-kus-ke: The Kas-kas-kia waman. Waa
ca-shaa-shee's wife.
31. Naa-na-quo-che: The large broach. Wa
pella's wife.
32. Que-no-we: The lonely. Wa-ca-shaa-shee's
daughter.
33. Puck-at-tar: The explosion. Wa-pclla's son.
31. Mu-sen-wont: Long haired Fox. Ke-o-kuck's
son.
Same* of Indians of Major Pitcher's Agency, under
the temporary charge of Nathan Rice, of the War
Department.
YANCTON SIOUX,
Ha-sa-za. Or the Elk Horn.
Ah-zha-li. Or the Forked Horn.
Mon-to-he. Or the Crane.
Zur-ya-za. Or the Warrior.
Ta-ka-o. Or he that inflicted the first wound.
Pa-la-ni-a-pa-pi. Or struck by a Ricara.
E-mun-ni. Or him that comes for something.
I0WAY8.
Nan-che-ning-ga. Or the no heart.
Ne-o-mon-ne. Or the walking rain.
Wa-cha-mon-ne. Or the Partizan.
Tah-ro-hon. Or the pleanty of meat.
SACS OF MISSOURI.
Ar-ca-qua. Or the Porcupine.
Cha-ca-pe-wa. Or the standing day.
Po-ca-ma. Or the Plumb.
Ne-pa-ca-wah. Or the Wolf.
Am-mo-ni. Or the Swallow.
Earnest Mai.travers.?We have hastily run over
this new work of Bulwer's and have made the fol
lowing random selections from it, which we present
asthe brick of the building. There are many stirring
passages in the work, ana it will be popular because
Bulwer wrote it. We have not space lor further re
marks to-day.
Sentiment.?There Is a sentiment in all women,
and sentiment gives delicacy to thought and tact to
manner. But sentiment with men is generally ac
quired, an offspring of the intellectual quality, not,
as with the other sex, of the moral.
Conscience.?The conscience is the most elastic,
material in the world. To-day you cannot stretch it
over a molehill, to-morrow it nicies a mountain.
Life.?Life is a sleep in which we dream most at
the commencement and the close?the middle part
absorbs us too much for dreams.
The Press.?Not only the safety-valve of the pas
sions of every party, but the great note-book of the
experimcntsof every hour?the homely^the invalua
ble leger of losses and gains.
Error.?Error is sometimes sweet; but there is no
anguish like an error of which we feel ashamed. I
cannot submit to blush for myself.
German Music.?The proper minstrelsy of a na
tion of men?a music of philosophy, of heroism, of
the intellect and the imagination; beside which the
strains of modern Italy are indeed effeminate, fan
tastic and artificially feeble. Rossini is the Caneva
of music, with much of the pretty, with nothing of
the grand!
Love and Friendship.?Perhaps it would be bet
ter if we could get rid of love altogether. Life would
go on smootner and happier without it. Friendship
is the wine of existence, but love is the dram-drink
ing.
Sympathy.?By being rubbed long and often
against the great loadstone of society, we attain in a
thousand little minute particulars, an attr^i^n in
common with our fellows. Their petty^^ftows
and small joys; their objects of interest or^P^loy
ment, at some time or other have been ours.
Hour of Rkmorde.?We are apt to connect the
voice of conscience with the stillness of midnight.
But I think we wrong that innocent hour. It is that
terrible " next morninq," when reason is wide awake
upon which remorse fastens its fangs.
Death.?Tell a man, in the full tide of his tri
umphs, that he bears death within him ; and what
crisis of thought can be more startling and terrible!
The mind and the body.?Oh, what a crushing
sense of omnipotence comes over us whea we feel
our frame cannot support our mind. When the
hand cannot execute what the soul, active as ever,
conceives and desires! The quick life to the dead
form?the ideas fresh as immortality, gushing forth
rich and golden, and the broken nerves, and aching
frame end the weary eyes! The spirit athirst for
l:b?r y aiitl heaven?l.nuuing, choking cotscIoti>
ties* that wo are walled up Mid prUoned iu a dun
geon that must be uur b.tricl place! Talk Dot of
freedom?there is no such a thing as freedom to a
man whose b ?ly is the jail?whose infirmities are
the racks of genius I
A moment.?One moment, what an effect it pro
duces up mi years! one moment! Virtue, crime,
glory, shame, wo, rapture rest upon moments! Death
itself is but a moment, yet eternity is its suc
cessor !
PoHJi.Aitrnr.?It is expecting to be worse than
we are that we become popular?and we get credit
for being both honest and practical fellows. My
uncle's mistake is to be a hypocrite in words; it rare
ly answers.?Be frank in words, and nobody will
suspect hypocrisy iu designs.
Indiviocai. Judombvt.?There are many cases in
which an honest; well-educated, high-hearted indi
vidual is a much better judge than the multitude, of
what is right and what is wrong; aud in these mat
ters he is uot worth three straws if he lets the multi
tude bully or coax hitn out of his judgment.
Sou-itd*.?There are times when the arrow qui
vers within us?in which all space seems to be con
fined, like the wounded hart, we could fly on for
ever; there is a vague desire of escape; a yearning,
almost insane, to get out from our ownselves; the
soul struggles to flee away, and take the wings of the
morning.
Poetiiy and Rgi.ioion.?She loved to make him
read and talk to her ; and her ancient poetry of
thought grew mellowed, as it were in religion, which
is indeed poetry with a stronger wing.
Woman.?The haughty woman who can stand
alone, and requires no leaning-place in our heart,
loses the spell of her sex.
SANDWICH ISLANDS.
We have received a file of the Sandwich Island
Qa/ette, from the 7th January to the 11th of March
inclusive?it is published lit Honolulu, Oabu, print
ed in the English language, and is quite an interest
a little paper. One of the numbers wears the ha
inentsoi mourning in consequence of the demise
of the Princess Harieta Naihienaina, sister of the
reigning king. Her remains were not interred un
til several weeks after her decease?so great was
the king's attachment for his daughter, tbat he was
unwilling to have her removed from his presence
until necessity compelled the separation. The fu
neral ceremonies were conducted with great pomp
?the British and American consuls were present on
the occasion. The papers do not contain any thing
of moment?we however glean a few items from
them which may interest some of our readers. One
of the numbers contains a list of the foreign arrivals
at Oahu during the vear 1836, from which it appears
there were 110 arrivals, 71 being from the United
States and 15 from Great Britain. The shipping
list says: "Fifty-two whalesh ips arrived during the last
season, having on board ti9,t>40 barrels of oil. Forty
eight of the vessels cruised on Japan, and took 26,
845 barrels; or about 559 barrels to each vessel.
The vessels included in these estimates are vessels
of war, merchant, whaling, sealing, shelling and
other vessels, employed in different parts of the Pa
cific ; they visited those islands for the various pur
poses of commerce, to dispose of their cargoes, to
refit, refresh, 4kc. The total number of tons of the
shipping is stated to be about 36,050.
The editor remarks:
The Sandwich Island Navy is "looking up:"?
The barque Don (Auixot?brig Harieta, and schr.
Palua, are as neat and trim as the eye can desire;
they speak a great deal of credit to the account of
the officers and seamen in the service of his Ma
jesty.
What will some of the editors that have been
croaking about large vegetables, think of the yam
described in the following paragraph from the Sand
wich Island paper:
Mammoth Yam.?We are informed by a gentle
man who some time since visited Tougatabo, that
he there saw a yam, which from a careful calcula
tion he judged would weigh about a ton ! This ve
getable monster had been growing twelve years, on a
spot of ground tabud from the circumstance of high
rank being killed on the spot. The captain .of a
whaleship obtained permission to take it to his ves
sel, but being interdicted from breaking it up on the
shore, he was unable to remove it.?Ball. Gaz.
Strimming Battle between tiro bona jide Mermaids.
?There's a girl at St. Malo, France, famous for
swimming. There's aoother at Brighton, od the
English coast opposite. This last is considered an
incarnate fish, and came over to try her sister Nai
ade. The French aquatic heroine accepted the chal
lenge and won ihe prize, a rich dress from the Rue
Fivienne at Paris. We are not told of the " where
about" of this interesting contest, which no doubt
gathered immense crowds of spectators.
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Oct. 5.
WASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD?On and
after Monday next, the 11 instant, the enrs w ill leave
the depot in this city for Baltimore at 9 o'clock A. M., in
stead of 9 3-4 A. M., as heretofore.
The object of this alteration is to render certain the ar
rival of the train at Baltimore early enough to afford
ample time for passengers going North to take the steam
boat, which now departs daily for Philadelphia, at half past
12 o'clock.
The afternoon train will, as heretofore, leave the depot
at a quarter after S o'clock, P. M.
S9-?d6t&wtf.
(Globe, Native American, Alexandria Gaxette, and Po
tomac Advocate.)
_____ _ NOTICE<
THE New York and Boston Illinois Land Company
will offer at public auction at their office in the town
of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, on Monday the 27th
day of Noveml>er next, 100,000 acres of their Lands situ
ated in the Military Tract in said 8tatc.
Lists of the lands may be had at the office of said Com
pany in Quincy and at 44 Wall Street, New York.
A minimum price will be affixed to each lot at the time
vt is offered.
JOHN TILLSON, Jr.
Agent for the N. Y. di B. 111. L Co.
Aug. 25, 1837.
lawtNov?8
EcTwEN * CO., MERCHANT TAILORS,
* 7 Buildings, and near Fuller's Hotel, respectfully
heg lenve to inform their friends and the public in general,
that they have lately fitted up, and just opened, the large
store formerly occupied by James dt Co., druggiMs, for
the accommodation of their patrons in that part of the city'1
where they have laid in a most extensive stock of FALL
and WINTER goods, consisting of the following choice
assortment of articles for gentlemen's wrar :
For coats, superfine nieces of broadcloths, wool-dyed
black, blue, dahlia, Adelaide, invisible green, Polish do.,
claret, and all the favorite colors of the day.
For pantaloons, superfine black cassimere, London
striped do., black ribbed do., gray mixed do., buff, Victoria
stnped buckskin, fancy do., die.
For vests, black silk velvet, fancy figured do., Genoa
do., woollen do., striped chnlla gold tissue, black satin,
figured do., plain ana figured silks.
E. O. iV Co. have nlso received a large collection of
stocks, plain, trimmed, and embossed, hsndkerchiefs,
opera ties, silk shirts and drawers, buckskin do , patent
merino do., shoulder brsces, union do., (two excellent ar
ticles for the support of the back ami expansion of the
chest,)gum elastic sospenders, buckskin do., silk, kid, and
buckskin gloves, die.
Sept. 14. Imll
w
IXE3, ic.-J. B. MORGAN A CO. are now re
cLiving from the Robert Gordon and PwnUnl, a
fine assortment of wine*, 6te., partly as follow* :
VV'inet of the HJuim?Hockluimer, viutagu* 1U1. 1827,
1825 ; RuJcsheiwer Cabinet, 1834 , Johanneahrrger, 1827,
1834 ; Marcobruuer, 1827, 1834; Steiuweui, 1834 ; Stein
bercer, 1827. With u number of low-priced Hock winea.
Ckampagntt?Of the Cabinet, (litin l* aaul to be the
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Cordial*?Marntchino, Curacou, Abseynthc, Stomach
(litter, and other Cordial*.
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Otaid'a Fale Bruudy, very auperior.
Loudon Fortcr, Drown Stout, nnd Scotch Ale.
Sardine*, Unities, anchovy paate, French muatard,
pickles, dee. 20,000 auperior Havana Segars.
Wo hare about 20,000 bottlea of old winea, Madeiraa
and Sherries, moat of them very old; with cv.cry variety
of winei and lii|Uoni in wood.
All order* from abroad punctually attended to, and no
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND.
The session of the medical depart
MENT of thia Inatitution, will commence on the
last Monday of October next, and continue until the laat
day of February.
THE FACULTY OF PHYSIC ARE,
H. Wili.ii Bulky, M. D., Pr?feaaor of Anatomy and
Physiology.
Hemby Howabd, M. D., Profeaaorof 0>Mtetrica, and of
the Diacaaea of Women and Children.
Michael A. Finley, M. D., Professor of Pathology,
and of the Practice of Medicine.
Robebt E. Dorsey, M. I)., Profeaaorof Materin Me
dica, Therapeutic* ,Hygiene, and Medicul JuriapruJ
dence.
William R. Fi?hkr, M. D., Profe**or of Chemiitry
and Pharmacy.
Johm Frederick May, M. D., Profeaaor of the Prin
ciple* and Practice of Surgery.
Ellis Hughe*, M. D., Deinonatrator of Anatomy.
In making this annual announcement, the Tru*tees re
spectfully atate, that, in addition to * Medical Faculty of
great ability, having high claima to public confidence and
patronage, this Department of the University of Maryland
offer* other and peculiar advantagea to Studenta for the
acquisition of Medical knowledge. Placed in the moat
favorable climate for attending to diasectiona, and pos
?esainc coinmodiou* room* for that purpose, the Universi
ty of Maryland commands an unequalled supply of Matt
rial for the prosecution of the study of Practical An a ton*
such, indeed, i* the abundance of Subjects, that th< l*i j
feasor of Surgery will afford to the Student* an opportunity
of performing themtelvet, under hi* direction, every Surgi
cal operation :?a great practical advantage, not heretofore
furni*hed, in any of our Medical School*
This Univeraity ha* also an Anatomical Muaeum,
founded on the extensive collection of the cclcbtaled Al
len Burns, which became its property by purchase, at
Ereat expense; and to this collection numerous additions
ave been annually made :?and, of late, many very valu
able preparation* have been procured from France and
Italy?which together afford ample mean* to make a great
variety of illustrations of healthy and diseased structure.
The Baltimore Infirmary, long and favorably known as
an excellent school of practice, is connected with the Me
dical Department, and furnishes every class of disease for
the practical elucidation of the principles taught, tiy the
Professor* of the Practice of Medicine and of Suraery?
who, hc*idea their regular lecturcs, will impart Clinical
instruction, at the Infirmary, at slated periods, in each
week during the Session.
The Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus of this
University, is of great extent and value, much of it having
been selected in Europe, by the late distinguished Pro
fessor Dn Butts. And to a Laboratory, provided with
every thing necessary for a Course of Chemical instruc
tion, are united the numerous and varied articles required
to illustrate the lect> sou Pharmacy and Materia Me
dica.
Neither ? nor care has been spared to secure for
the University ol Maryland the facilities necessary for
the acquisition of a thorough Medical Education.
THE EXPENSES ARE :
THE riSST COURSE.
For attending the Lectures of six Professors,
each ..... 015 90
For attending the Dissector and Demonstrator, 8
For attending Clinical Lecturcs aud instruc
tion at the Infirmary 5
0103
THE SECOND COURSK.
For attendance on the Lecturc* of six Profes
sors, - ? ? - ? . 090
Graduation and Diploma, .... 20
8110
The whole being only 213 dollars.
But Students who have attended one course of Lec
tures in another respectable Medical School, may gradu
ate here after they have attendod one full course in this
University?where the course of instruction is as com
plete as that of any other Medical School?each Profes
sor being, in this Institution, required to lecture every
day?ana where, from the fucility with which SUB
JECTS are procured. Dissections can be prosecuted with
more ease, and at less expense, than at any other place :
?here too, good boarding can be engaged, on as cheap
terms as in any other Atlantic City.
THE OrriCERS ARE,
His Excellency Thomas W. Veazy, Governor of Ma
ryland, President of the Board of Trustee*.
The Hon. Roger B. Taney, Provo*t.
THE BOARD or TRUSTEES.
Nathaniel William*, William Gwvnn,
Vicc President. Dr. Hanson Penn,
John Nelson, James Wm. McCulloh,
Solomon Etting, Henry V. Somerville,
Isaac McKim, Dr. Samuel McCulloh,
Dr. Dennis Claude, and
James Cox, John G. Chapman.
By order,
JOSEPH B WILLIAMS, Secretary.
Baltimore, 26th August, 1837. twtlN5
Tenth volume of the
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KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE.
N the first of July, 1837, commenced the tenth volume
of the Knickerbocker, or New York Monthly Maga
zine. The publishers, mindful 6f the favor with which
their efforts nave been received at the hands of the public,
would embrace the recurrence of a new starting point, as
a fit occasion to " look backward and forward" at the past
and prospective character and course of their periodical.
Within the brief space of a little more than two years and
a half, the number of copies issued of the Knickerbocker
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ledged merits of the work?acknowledged, not more expli
citly by this unprecedented success, tnan by upward of
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bers, and to whom they have been sent for examination,
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said, that it has always exceeded the maximum promised,
and in the numbers for the last year, by more than four
hundred page*. Of the clearness and beauty of the typo
graphical execution and material of the Knickerliocker,
and the character of its embellishments?which, although
not expected by its readers, nor promised by its proprie
tors, have nevertheless been given?it is not deemed ne
cessary to speak. They will challenge comparison, it is
believed, with any similar periodical, at home or ahrond.
it has been oliserved, that the constant aim of the edi
tors, in the management of the Knickerbocker, has been
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known and popular series of number*?such as the "Odds
and Ends of a Ponny-a-Liner," " Ollapodiana," the " Pal
myra Letters," " An Actor's Alloquy, " Leaves from the
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worth," " Life in Florida," " Loaferiana," " The Eclec
tic," " Passages from the Common-place Book of a Sep
tuagenarian," " Notes from Journals of Travels in Ameri
ca, and in various Foreign Countries," " The Fidget Pa
pers," tic.?liberal space has lieen devoted to interesting
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die., embracing, besides, stories of the sea, and of pathos
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biographies, legends, and essays, upon numerous and va
ried themes, interspersed with frequent articles of poetry,
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this department, a gratifying pre-eminence and celebrity.
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nal articles, from distinguished writers, (which have at
tracted much attenlion in this country, and several of
which have been copied and lauded abroad,} have appear
ed in the recent numbers of the work, upon the following
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Past and Present State of American Literature ; South
American Antiquities; Inland Navigation; Oeolo*y and
Revealed Religion; Insanity and Monomania; Liberty
verms Literature and the Fine Arts; Early History of
the Country; Connexion of the Physical Sciences ; At
mospheric Electricity, a New Theory of Magnetism, and
Molecular Attraction; American Female Character;
'Pulmonary Consumption ; Pulpit Eloquence; The Pros
pects and Duties of the Age; Health of Europe and
America; Literary Protection anil International Cony
Right; Poetry of the Inspired Writings; Chinese Na
tions and Languare*; Chemistry (Laboratory of Nature)
The Past, the Present, nnd the Future; Our Country,
with Comments on its Parties, Laws, Public Schools,
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Diaeaaes; Eaeaya on Muair, Fine Writing, ate.; toge
ther with many article* of a kindred description, which it
would exceed the liunl* of thia advertiaemenl to enume
rats la detail.
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ly add, that at no period *uic* the work p*?*ed into their
hand*, have it* literary capaliilitiea and prosjieeU been ao
ample and auspicious u* at preneut; and that not only
w ill the same exertion* lie continued, which have secured
to their subscription list an unexampled increase, but their
claims upon the public favor will be enbax?? J by every
ineuna which increoaing tiidewoif, enlarged facilities,
and the moat liberal expenditure, can command.
Back numbers have Leeu re-printed to ""Rf'y " oluoie
Nine, and C*? thouaaiul copies of Volume Ten will be
printed, to meet the demands of new subscribers.
A few brief notices of the Knickerbocker, from well
known journals are subjoined :
" The progress of the Knickerbocker is still onward It
is conducted with decided ulnlity, is copious and varied
in ita content*, and i* printed in a auperioratyle. At tin*
seaaon we have little apace for literary extracta^nd canuot,
therefore, enable those of our readers who may not see
this Magaxine, to jtidge of ita merit*, otherwise than "J10"
our assurance that they are of a high order."?Arte 1 mrk
American.
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mire and so little to condemn, that we can hardly trust
ourselves to speak of it from lirst impressions, as we could
not do so witnout being suspected of extravagant praiae."
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or abroad." " It sustain* high ground in all the requisites
of a Magaxine, and we are pleased to see that its merits
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hardly needs commendation, having estsblished for itself
a character among the ablest and mo*t entertaining publi
cation* in the lania."?N. Y. Journal of Com
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manity ha* yet arrived."?Jiarryatl's London Metropolitan
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notice the several numbers of the Knickerbocker aa they
have appeared, that we have there lo*t light of its charac
ter and increasing excellence. It has become decidedly
one of the best Magaxines in America. The proprietors
have succeeded in procuring for its pa^es the first talent
of this country, as well a* valuable aid from di*tingui?hed
foreign sources."?New York Mirror.
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and tone of the articles contained in this periodical, as
being radically American, and as highly honorable to our
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TIIE AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY;
A Magazine of Poetry, Biography, and Criticism, to be pub
lished Monthly, with splendid illustrations on Steel.
WHILE nearly every country of the old world can
boast of its collected body of national Poetry, on
[which the seal of a people's favorable judgment has been
set, and which exhibits to foreign nations in the most
striking light the progress of civilization and literary re
finement among it* inhabitant* ; while England, especial
ly, proudly displays to the world a corpus poetarum the
lustre of whose immortal wreath ha* *hed a brighter glory
upon her name than the most splendid triumphs which
her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own ?
country seems destitute of poetic honors. Appears, w e
say, for although no full collection of the chef d truvres of
our writers has been made, yet there exist, and arc occa
sionally to be met with productions of American poets
which will bear comparison with the noblest and most
polished effort* of European genius, and which claim for
America as high a rank in the scale of literary elevation
as i* now ceded to older and in some respects more fa
vored lands.
Impressed with the correctness or this judgment we
propose to issue a monthly magaxine which shall contain
in a perfect unmutilated form, the most meritorious and
beautiful efTusions of the poets of America, of the past
and present time, with such introductory, critical, and
biographic notices as shall be necessary to a correct under
standing of the works presented to the reader, and to add
interest to the publication. Those who imagine that
there exists a dearth of materials for *uch an undertaking,
who believe that the Aonian Maid* have confined their
richest favor* to our transatlantic brethren to the exclu
sion of native genius, will be surprised to learn that we
are already in possession of more than two hundred vol
umes of the production of American hards, from about the
year l&W to the present day. Nor i* it from these sources
alone that materials may be drawn. There are but few
writers in our country who pursue authorship as a voca
tion, and whose works have been published in a collected
form. Our poets, especially, have generally written for
particular occasions, with the remembrance of (which
their productions have gono to rest, or their effusions have
been carelessly inserted in periodicals of slight merit and
limited circulation, where they were unlikely to attract
notice to themselves, or draw attention to their authors?
The grass of the field or flowers of the wilderness are
growing over the ashes of many of the highly gifted who,
through the wild and romantic regions of our republic,
have scattered poetry in " ingots bright from the mint of
genius" and glowing with the impress of beauty and the
spirit of truth, in quantities sufficient, were it known and
appreciated as it would be in other countries, to secure
to them an honorable reputation throughout the world.?
Such were Harney, author of4 Crystalina' and the ' Fever
Dream,'Sand*, author of 'Yamoyden;' Wilcox, author
of the 1 Age of Benevolence Robinson, author of 'The
Savage Little, the sweet and tender poet of Christian
feeling, the lamented Brainard, and many beside, whose
writings are almost unknown, save by their kindred asso
ciates and friends.
With the names of those poets who within the last few
years have extended the reputation of American lite
rature beyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, Percival,
Sprapue, Sigoumey, Whittier, Willis, Ate. the public arc
familiar ; and we can assure them that there exists, though
long forgotten and unknown, a mine of noetic wealth,
rich, varied and extensive, which will amply repay the la
bor of exploring it, and sdd undying lustre to the crown
which encircles the brow of Americun genius. In the pub
lication now proposed we shall rescue from the oblivion
to which they huvc long been consigned, and embalm in a
bright and imperishable form the numberless ' gems of
purest ray,' witn which our researches into the literary an
tiquities of our country have endowed us ; and we are con
fident that every lover of his native land will regard our
enterprise as patriotic and deserving the support of the
citisens of the United States, as tending to elerate the
character of that country in the scale of nation*, and as
sert its claims to the station to which its children entitles
it. With this conviction we ask the patronage of the com
munity to aid us in our undertaking, eonsciou* that we
are meriting its support by exhibiting to the world a nroud
evidence that America, in the giant strength of her Hercu
lean childhood, is destined ere long to cope in the arena.of
literature with those lands which (or centuries have boast
ed their civilixation and refinement, and justly exulted in
their triumphs of their cherished sons in the noblest field
which heaven has opened to the human intellect.
The American Antholoov will contain complete
works of a portion of the following?the most popular of
our poetic writers?and of the others, the best poems, and
such a* are leaat generally known :
Adam*, John Quincy Gould, Hannah F.
Allston, Washington Hallack, Fax Greene
Barber, Joseph Harney, John M.
Barlow, Joel Hillhouxe, John A.
Benjamia, Park Hoffman, Charles F.
Bopart. Elizabeth Mellen, Grenrille
Brsinerd, John G. C. Neal.John
Brook*, James G. Peabodv, B. W O.
Bryant. William C. Percival, James G.
Clark, Willie G. Pierpont, John
Coffin, Robert 3. Pinckney, EdwardIC.
Dana, Richard H. Prentice, George D.
Doane, Ocor*c W. Rork*call, J. O.
Drake, Joseph R. Sands, Robert C.
Dwight, Timothy Sigourt ev, l.ydia H.
El let, Elizabeth F. Sprague. Charles
Embury, EmmaC. Sutermeia.er, J. R.
Everett, Edward Trumbull, John
Fairfield, Sumner L. Wetmore, Prosper M.
Freneau. Philip Whittier. John G.
Gallagher, William D. Willis, Nathaniel P.
In addition to the poems of the above named authors,
selections, comprising the best productions of more than
four hundred other American writers, will be given as the
work progresses.
The American Antholngu will be published on the first
Saturday of every month. Each number will contain
seventy-two royal octavo pages, printed in the moat Iwau
tiful manner on paper of aufienor quality, and two or more
portraits on steel, w ith other illustrations.
I'rice. Five dollars per annum, payable in advance.
The first number will be published in Decemlier.
Subscription* received in New-York, by Wiley Si Put
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Fulton street. All letters to lie addressed, post paid, to"
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Set N. Y. Lit. Antiquarian Association.
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TO THE
AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE,
roa 1837.
FIVE DOLLARS PKB VEA*.
ON the first of January was published the first number of
the ninth volume of the American Monthly Magazine
Thia will commence the second year of "the New bene*
of the American Monthly." One passed since,
by the union of the New England Magazine with thu
well established periodical, the resources of a publication
wbich bad jireviotwly alisorbed those of the American
Monthly Review and of the United States Magazine,
were ail concentrated in the American Monthly M*g?
xine ; giving at once ao broad a baaia to the work a* to
?tamp its national character and ensure its permanency.
The number of page*, which have each month exceeded
one hundred, wui at the same time increased, to make
room for an additional supply of original matter ; and each
number of the work throughout the year h*. been orn.
mented with an engraving, executed by the first artl*t* in.
the country. How far the literary content* of the Maga
zine have kept pace with these secondary improvement.,
the public are the best judges. The aim of the proprietor*
has Wen from the first to e.tabli.h a periodical which
should have a tone and character of its own ; and which,
while rendered sufficiently amusing to ensure its circula
lion, should ever keep for ita main object the promotion ol
good taste, and sound, vigorous and fearless thinking, up
on whatever subject it undertook lo discus* ; which, in a
word, should make its way into public favor, and establish
its claim? to coiwideration, rather by what nhould r>e
found in its pages than by any eclat which the name, of
popular contributors, or the dissemination of laudatory
paragraph*, could confer. Norhaa the American Monthly
had any reason to regret having adopted and flowed out
the course prescrilied lo itself from the first. It has in
deed lo*t I Kith contributor and subscriber by the tone of
some of its papers ; but bv tlie more enlightened who have
judged of the tendency of the work in the aggregate and
not by its occasional difference of opinion withi themselves,
it has been sustained with epirit and liberality. It has
been enabled to merge from infancy and dependence upon
extrinsic circumstances ; and the quickening power of
many minds, laboring successively or in unison Irn* in
fuaed vitality into the creation while_shaping it into form,
until now it has a living principle of its own It has be.
come something, ^it is hoped, which ' the world would not
W 'u'vUtfioueh the suliscription list of the American Montlily
has enlarged with the publications of ever* number during
the last yelir, it is not yet sufficiently full to justify the
publishers in carrying into effect their plan of liliernlly
compensating both the regular contnbutors and every wri
ter that furnishes a casual paper for the week. Nor till
literary labor in every department of a periodical is ade
uuately thu* rewarded, can it fully sustain or merit the
character which an occasional article from a well paid
HfSn?* R?t, there is no impertinence in ap
pealing here to the public to a?.st in further.nK thern >
promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Mag.
The work which is under the editorial chagre of ( 1
Hoofman and Park Benjamin, Esq. will continue to l.e
published simultaneously on the first of every month in
New York, by George Dearborn &. Co., in Boston brOti*,
Broader* & Co., communications received at the Office,
No. 38, Gold Street, New York.
PROSPECTUS OF THE
SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER,
THOMAS W. WHITE, EDITOE AND PEOPRIETOR.
This is a monthly magazine, devoted
chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding room
for articles that fall within the scope of Science ; and not
professing an entire disdain of tasteful tUtUo**, though
its matter has been, as it will continue to be, in the mam,
""fart* politics and controversial theology, aB far as pos
aible, are jcalouslv excluded. They arc sometimes so
blended with discussions in literature or in moral RCience,
otherwise unobjectionable, as to gain admittance for tlie
sake of the more valuable matter lo which they adhere
but whenever that happens, they are incidental only ; not
primary. They are dross, tolerated only because It can
not well be severed from the sterling ore wherewith it is
R^n^tnd Critical Notices occupy their due spare
in the work; and it is the editor's sun that they should
have a threefold tendency?to convey in a condense.1
form, such valuable truths or interesting incidents as arc
embodied in the works reviewed,?to direct the reader s
attention to books that deserve to be read,?and to warn
him against wasting time and money upon that large num
ber, which merit only to be burned. In this age of publi
cations, that by their variety and multitude distract an.
overwhelm every undiscriminating student, impartial
criticism, governed by the views just mentioned, is one ot
the most inestimable and indispensable of auxiliaries, to
him who does wish to discriminate. .
Essays and Talcs, having in view utility or amusement,
or both,?Historical Sketches,?and Reminiscences ,,t
events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and height
ening its interest,?may be regarded as forming the atup e
of the work. And of indigenous poetry, enough is pub
lished?sometimes of no mean strain?to manifest ami to
cultivate the growing poetical taste and talents ol our
C?The\imes appear, for several reasons, to demand such
a work?and not one alone, but many. The public mind
is feverish and irritated still, from recent political strifes
The soft, assuasive influence of literature is needed, to
allay that fever, and soothe that irritation. Vice and folly
arc rioting abroad ; They should be driven by indignant
rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, into their fitting haunts.
Ignorance lords it over an immense proportion of our
people. Every spring should Iks set in motion, to arouse
the enlightened, and to increase their number; so that the
ureal enemy of popular government may no longer brood,
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our countn.
And ti accomplish all these ends, what more powerful
agent can be employed than a periodical, on the plan ot
the Messenger; if that plan be but carried out in practn e.
The South, peculiarly, requires such an agent. In all
the Union, south of Waahmaton, there are but two literary
periodicals! Northward of that city, there are probably at
least twenty-five or thirty ! I? this contrast justified >y
the wealth, the leisure, the native talent. or 'he "ctual
literary taste of the Southern people, compared with those
of the Northern T No: for in wealth, talents, and taste,
we may justly claim at least an equality with our bre
thren; and a domestic institution exclusively our own,
beyond all doubt affords us, if we choose, twice the leisure
for reading and writing, which they enioy.
It was from a deep sense of this local want, that the
word Southee* was engrafted on the name of tin
periodical; and not with any design to nourish lor*1 J'
J,.dices, or to advocate supposed local interest.. Far frwn
any such thought, it is the editor's fervent wish to s.e tl .
North and South bound endearingly together forever, in
the silken bands of mutual kindness and affection Mr
from meditating hostility to the North, he has ?lns,ly
drawn, and he ho,?e? hereafter to draw much ofhischo.r *
matter thence; ana hapny indeed will he deem hmis .
should hi* pages, by making each region Vnow ,V "
1 ?etter, contribute in any essential degree to dispel t
lowering clouds that now threaten the pcarc of both. ant
to brighten and strengthen the sacred ties of fratenul
'? The Southern Literary Messenger has now reached the
fifth No. of its third volume. How far it has acted out the
ideas here uttered.it is not for the editor to say. M'
believe*, however, that it falls not further short of them
than human weakness usually mskrs practice fall short .
The Messenger is issued monthly. Esch number of
work contain* 64 large super-royal pages, printed in ?
?auirr cr
PrK&rnn^i be received for th^n a vobinie.
and mint commence with the current m. 1 he pric
$5 per volume, which mu*t paid n all C*e* at t
nf anlxeribint This i? partirularly adverted to now
cltt So.^for under lOOm.W??>?'rlOO""' -
rttja.? |
THE MAPISONIAN.
The MAm.o-.iAN is published Tri weekly during J*
sittings of Congress, end Semi-weekly during the
cess. Tri weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and S?
^Advertisements intended for the Tuesdsy
ahould be set in eariy on Mond.y-those for g
Thursdsy jwper, early on Wednesday, and for
turday paper, early on Friday.^
OJfue, E ttrul, near Tenth.
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