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1 The Citizens' Bank still continues to pay interest on deposits. D. Moody. rSTMr. Robert Boles is authorized to collect and receive subscriptions to the Tree American. ."The Annual Report of the Directors of the City Library is too late for this issue. It will appear in our next. . Coal. Col. Roberta has commenced running coal into this city, on the Stcu benville and Indiana Railroad. Concert for the Benefit of the Poor. It is proposed to have a Concert of Musio, vocal and instrumental, at the Seminary Hall, on Saturday evening nextj the entire proceeds of which are to be paid for the benefit of the poor to the Home Relief Society. Admittance 25 cents. If any see fit to give more, it will be grate fully received. The Concerts heretofore given at the Seminary, have been tree to all, and the Hr.ll has invariably been full. "We sin cerely hope that this one, having such an object in view, will be well attended. The music will be highly entertaining, as it al ways, is at the Seminary; and the proceeds will bo applied to an object that is strictly charitable. There are numbers in our city who are absolutely suffering, and the mo ney given to them is certainly appropriated worthily. Extraordinary Memory. Our friend Roswell Marsh, Esq., of this city, in an address recently delivered before the Teach ers' Instituto at Cadiz, on the Science of Geography, relates tho following very re markablo instance of extraordinary mem ory: "I once knew a lad of some ten years of age, who was placed under the care of a private teacher to study Geography. For this purpose Morse's Universal Geography, in two octavo volumes of some 700 pages each, was placed in his hands, and he walk ed two miles and back again daily, with one of these formidable tomes about him, to attend! his teacher. Under his direc tion ho committed the contents of those volumes to memory so perfectly as to be able to correct confidently any one who misread a word in his hearing. His mem ory became so cultivated that he often com mitted forty pages iu a day." ...Experience is said to be an infallible teacher. We have tested the work of Mr. Alexander in tho Boot and Shoe line, and we say unhesitatingly that his work will bear trial, and prove to be honest And good See advertisement in this paper. Ohio Stocks. On Monday last, the following sales of Stocks were effected at Philadelphia: Allegheny Co. 6 per cent. Pittsburg and Steubenville Railroad, 14, 000 at 71 per cent. Pittsburg Coupon, 6 per cent, 7,000 at 74 per cent. Accident. A laborer, named Michael Purcell, who was engaged in an excava tionon O'Hare's section of the Wellsville and Wheeling Railroad, twelve miles above this city, was very seriously injured by the bank falling in upon him. ISFAt a regular meeting of Union Chap ter No. 15 of Royal Arch Masons, held at their Lodge, in Steubenville, on the 27th of January, 1855, the committee appoint ed on the 6th of January, 1855, to draw up resolutions expressive of the sense of the chapter upon the death of our late companion, Alexander Devenny, re ported the following, which were unani mously adopted : Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God, in tho wise dispensation of his providence, to summon by the hand of his unseen mes senger, Death, the spirit of our worthy companion, Alexander Devenny, to that Lodge "not made with hands eternal in the heavens." And whereas, we as masons are taught, that however keenly wo may feel the shafts of tho grim messenger, yet we must ac knowledge "Hedoeth all things well," and in a manner wo cannot gainsay, and which we acknowledge to be agreeably to the mysterious wisdom of the grand Architect who governs all things. Therefore, Resolved, That fhe members of this chapter tender to tho afflicted family of our deceased companion, Aloxanucr De venny, our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this the hour of their bereavement, and would point them to Ilim who has prom ised to bo a "husband to the widow, and a father to tho fatherless." . Resolved, That in token of our sorrow and respect for his memory, that the mcm ; bors of this chapter wear tho 'usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and a copy of theso resolutions be sent to the family of our deceased companion; aluo, to thpa pcrs of this city, and tho Masonic Revrtw, Cincinnati, for publication. Tnos. P. Fogg, Rco. MARRIED In this city, on Sunday, January 28th, by Rev. I. Morse, Mr, Jos. A. Hazlett and Miss Jane Sherrow, both of Guernsey county, Ohio,, On tho 25th January, by the samo; Mr. Benjamin C. Johnston and Miss Mary Jane Zxllers, both of this city. fin iha Sftth .Tnnnnmr Kv thn noma Mr William Y. Stedman, of Wellsburg, Ya., and Miss Marqaretta Browning, f this city. ; Steamboat Debate with a Romish Bishop. Western steamboats furnish a miniature picture of the world. You will often meet men of many nations, and toneues, of every trade and profession, and of every cr&d. A single day will sometimes give ono a specimen of gambling, drinking, fighting, swearing, praying, and preaching. The good and evil are strangely commin gled. A year or two since, I took passage in ono of these boats from St. Louis to Lou isville, at a low stage of water in the Ohio. As we were about to leave, I noticed a passenger with unusual garb and appear ance, who was attended to tho wharf by several ecclesiastics, w lien we reached a 1 1 . . Jittle town on the Mississippi, the stranger with the long coat made his way to the Jesuit college there located; and our cap tain, an Irish Roman Catholic, made an extra landing in front of the collcgo to re ceive him again on bound. Tho long coated professors accompanied him to the shore, and kissed him reverently as they parted from him. Every thing betokened the presence of a distinguished member of tho "order of Jesus," and so it proved. Among the passengers were two gentle men having the aspect of Protestant cler gymen. They were observed to deposit tracts and littlo broks, in places of eonveni cnt access to the passengers and crew One of them devoted himself to tho 'com fort and instruction of a dying cholera sub ject, on the lower deck. They mingled familiarly with tho crowded company of the cabin, but a dignity that indicated the remembrance of their sacred calling. When ascending the Ohio the steamer grounded, and lay helpless for an entire day. While in this condition the ' papal emissary was seen with groups around hiin with winning words insinuating the dog mas of his church into the minds of his hearers, now expatiating on the glories of St. Peter's, then expluiniug away tho wor ship of the Virgin, and adroitly preparing them for the service that was to follow At nightfall, after supper, a jovial lawyer, from the mouth of the Ohio, announced to the passengers, that wo were honored with the presence of one of the most venerable and distinguished of the Roman-catholic bishops in tho count ry, who had consented to ad dress us in reference to the tenets of his church. A crowd gathered around the ladies' saloon, and the bishop who seemed to be an amiable andjntelligent man, com menced his harangue, " first saying a little prayer." He spoke kindly of his " sepa rated brethren," as well ho might, with al most none but the captain of tho boat com mitted to his system and expressed the char itable hope that they would all be brought to the faith of Rome. The burden of his discourse, was a skilful exhaltation of tra dition above the Bible, of the Church, L it. 1 T . ",1 I- . . I uuuc me reueemcr. raitmui to tlio in stincts of his communion, he made an onset upon the only true basis of a spiritual re- ligion- The prntige of a live bishop, seemed to give weight to his influence with a com pany, not overstocked with biblical kuowl edge. It seemed to bo an hour of peril to the cause of evangelical truth. As the service was about to close, one gentlemen to whom 1 alluded, aud who gave fixed attention to the bishop's address, arose, and in a calm but firm manner ex pressed the interest he had taken, in the statements of his venerable friend. "But," said he" all must bo aware, that quite dif ferent sentiments are entertained by Bible Christjuns, as to the topics here discussed; and if God gives me strength, I will en deavor, to-morrow night, to exhibit their views of the matters which have now occu pied our attention." Tho tone of the speak er indicated more than his wor'ds. The company dispersed, some to resume their gambling occupations, some to the bar-room, iiomo to renew their oaths and imprecations, some to discuss tho merits of the debate thus opened, some to their berths. The noisy lawyer, strengthened in vices by anti-scriptual doctrine, renewed his cups. Standing within a few feet of the state-room of the bishop, his voice was heard till a late hour by the unwilling multitude of would-bo sleepers, in ridicule of the truth he found iu some Protestant tracts, and in obscene and vulgar jukes. Iniquity seemed to have found new license, and profunity new terms of blasphemy. It was a miserable night for us all. On the next evening the company of pas sengers gathered as by a common impulso to listen to the promised reply to tho bishop. Mr. , apparently thinking that thoro might be an aspect of obtrusiveness in a voluntary engagement in the debate, ex pressed his readiness to forego tho oppor tunity of speaking, if any one of his hearers desired it. Thus secured in his position, he announced the hymn. "Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove," which was sung by tho assembly with solemnity. He then in vited his friend from Boston to pray ; and the rich unction and happy adaptation of that warm-hearted puritan prayer, contras- ed with the formal, lifeless prayer "said" by the bishop, half finished the debate. Mr. disclaimed all lovo of contro versy, and avowed his purpose to deal with principles lying at the foundation of human obligations and hopes. He entered on tho discussion less to refute the errors of the bishop, than to save the bouIs of his hear ers. Ilo then gave a rapid sketch of the doctrines and history of tho primitivo ehnreb , tho rfoe ami influence of popery; ! the efforts of reformers, and the triumphs of tho truth iu tho 16th centuary, the de monstrated and substantial unity of the evangelical churches. Having thus cleared the way, he planted himself ou the iropreg- nable ground of D'Aubigue and of Protest antism : the vord of God only, excluding tradition ; the grace tf Christ only, strik ing at the roots of a religion of works; the work ofthelloly Ghost only, as distinguished from a religion of external rites ; and un- folded with the great themes that cluster around the cross. The application of these fundamental principles to the church of Rome, and to the dogmas of the bishop, was left to each hearer; but the least intelligent mind could perceive, that if such were the teachings of Scripture if "the just Bhall live by faith" then the whole superstructure of papal superstition rests on error, and must fall at last. With out the aspect of controversy, and with direct bearings on the spiritual state of those addressed, every leading position of the bishop was undermined, and evange lical truth fully vindicated. It only re mained to dissect the seven pretended sacraments of the Papal church, which the bishop proclaimed and defencd ; in doing which Mr. indulged in the wit and sarcasm which alone Borne of them de serve. Ho closed with an appeal to the conscience, tender and Eolcmn. The bishop, with less of discretion than might have been expected from an aged prelate, attempted to recover bis ground, by asserting the friendliness of the Papal church to the Bible, denying that it was a prohibited book in the Papal states ; also denying the existence of " indulgences ;" assailing the credibility of D'Aubigne as a historian, etc. The issuo being thus joined, Mr. replied firmly and brought home to tho bishop's own diocese, the alle gations which had been general and indefinite. It was a triumph of the truth. The "smooth stones" from Shiloah's brook reached their mark, and another giant measured his length on the plain. I spent another day on the boat, and had abundant opportunities of observing tho influence of the discussion. The only oath I subsequently heard was from the pilot at the wheel, whose duties had Kept mm irom tuc cabin. 1 saw no more gambling. Many of the passengers sought friendly intercourse with the Protestant preacher. And when he and his travel ing companion left the boat, to keep holy time leaving the bishop to pursue his journey on the sabbath manv thanks wero tendered for the timely and effec' tive refutation of Papal error, sought to be imposed on a crowd of American Protest ants. I add but a word to this incomplete sketch of a steamboat debate. 1. the only weapon needed in the con flict with the man of sin, is " the sword of the Spirit." 2' Providential occasions for controversy with errorists, will bring with them provi dential aids. 3. It is best so to conduct polemical discussions, that tho spirit of a true faith may win confidence for its doctrines, and so that souls may be saved, even if the argument bo lost. 4. There is little danger from the Ro mish church in this couutry, if its bish ops will consent to discuss its principles in the newspapers, and in steam boat cabins. The system will not bear venti lation. 5. " By their fruits ye shall know thein." The moral tendencies of tho Papal and evan gelical systems, as seen in the unchecked vice of a western steamer, after an evening discourse by a distinguished prelate, and in the quiet and order produced by an exhi bition of Gospel truths by an unknown Protestant, were so palpably demonstrated as to leave no doubt, which system can trace its origin to the great Source of wis dom and purity. HEBER. THE PACIFIC'S MAILS. PROSPECTS OF PEACE. Russia Accepts the Four Points. Most Important the Conference at Vienna the Czar Accepts the Guarantees! The following are the dispatches on which tho news respecting the chances of peace are founded : "Vienna, Monday. A confrenco was held yesterday. Princo Gortschakoff an nounced that having consulted the Emper or, his master, he was authorized to accept the interpretation of the four guarantees as laid down on iho record of the confer ence of December 28th. Ho has empower ed and prepared at once to negotiate a peace. It was stipulated on tho part of the allies that no cessation of hostilities should in the meantime take place.'' Vienna, Sunday. In conformity with instructions received yesterday, Princo Gortschakoff unreservedly accepted tho four points as interpreted by the allies, and confirnttthe acceptance in a conference which is held to-day. Paris, Tuesday morning. A telegraphio despatch from Vienna, private but of guar anteed authenticity, announces that Russia, having accepted the four propositions of the allies, without reserve, and according to the three powers Buol has invited Franco and England to proceed to ulterior negoti ations for the restoration of peace. Tur key is iuvitcd to send a representative to the conference. NOT ACCErTRD UNCONDITIONALLY. Tho Paris correspondent of the London Times says. " Sinco the preceeding was written, I am informed that the English and French ambassadors at Vienua Lave written to their governments for the necessary authorization to enable thcui to cuter into negotiations with Princo G ortschakoff- It appears that the Prince has not accepted without re serve tho guarantee with the interpretation of the allies, which were communicated to hhn confidently. The prince lias, I am as sured, demanded certain changes, which at first appeared to M. do Buol not to possess tny importance, but so far they are changesi and therefore the acceptance is not unre served. In case of the negotiations failing, and that nothing is done before the 14th inst., Austria is bound to chango the pres ent treaty into a defensive one. Tho opin ion generally prevails more and more to concentrate her troops in Podolla and Po land against Austria." The official Austrian Corresponded con firms the telegraphio despatches), and an nounces, that if the French and English Cabinets approve of what has occured, ne- gociations for the conclusion of a solid peace will soon commence. Another des patch says, that the representatives of the four powers, namely, England and France, Austria and Russia had.themselves come to a friendly understanding, but the writ ten approval of their respective govern ments was considered necessary. THE FOUR POINTS. The following are the four points alluded to it the negotiations : 1. The abolition of the Protectorate of Russia over the Danubian Principalities, and the possession of those provinces pla ced under the collective guarantee of the contracting Powers. 2. The free navigation of the mouths of the Danube secured according to tho prin ciples established by the Congress of Vicn na. 3. The revision of the treaty of the 13th July, 1841, 'in the interest of the balance of power in Europe.' 4. The abandonment by Russia of her claim to exercise an official protectorate over the Christian subjects of the Porto, (to whatever right they might belong,) in consideration of the Powers giving their mutual assistance to obtain from the Sul tan a confirmation and observance of the religious privileges of all Christian coiu munities. The Austrian summons to the Czar em braced the following additional points, but it is not believed that they have been urged by the Western Powers. Austria, in her final summons to Russia, demanded no modification of the internal possessions, and besides the four points, an indemnification for the war expenses is to be a basis for futurejropositions. A future Russian protectorate over the Pro-Catholio subjects of the Porte, is de blared inadmissable, as interference with the Sultan's sovereign rights. The five powers guarantee the privilege and equal rights of tho Christians. The Russian protectorate in the Danu bian Principalities and in Scrvia is de clared extinct. The navigation of the Black Sea is to be guaranteed by the razing of Sevastapool, and by converting the other arsenals on its coasts into common harbors. The Russian fleet to be four frigates and two linc-of-battle ships. Tho remainder of the Black Sea fleet to bo allowed to withdraw to tho Baltic, the free navigation to be insured by a formal declaration. Tho Sulina mouths, with tho environs, to be declaired a neutuaal territory. CONGRESSIONAL. Wac-hinoton, Jan. 29. Senate. The Secretary of State transmitted a com munication from Prof. Hosford, containing an analysis of guano. Seward presented a resolution calling for the report of Commodore Ringgold of his reconnoisance of the Pacific Ocean, and a petition of workingmen of tho city of New York, for relief from their present distress by a Homestead bill or other means, where by they can enter and.cultivate the Public Lands. Laid on the table. Douglas, from the committee on tcraito ries, reported a bill to extend the provis ions of tho Judicial fee bill of 1853 to all territories of the United States, tho Secre tary of the Treasury having decided said bill limited to the States. The Oregon Territory bill was read three times and passed unanimously. Gwin, from the Naval committee, re ported adversely to the various memorials referred to that committee, including that for tho purchase of a sub-marine armor to be placed on vessels of war. An. unsuccessful attempt was made to get up tho Bounty land bill and the French spoliation bill. A discussion rather sharp by the favor ites of each bill ensued, when the army ap propriation bill was taken up. Hunter offered as an amendment a sub stitute for that reported, tho bill providing two regiments of cavalry and 500 volun teers, the latter to act as rangers, soouts and guides for twelvo mouths. The appropri ation contemplated by this substitute is about two millions. ' Shields proposed an amendment for two regiments of infantry, and two of cavalry. This was talked over, when Houston got the floor and spoke at length, taking tho part of the Indians, and showing that the white race have almost always been the ag gressors. , Mr Gwinn followed in advocacy of the billj and spoke until adjournment. House. The Speaker laid before the House resolutions of the Legislature of Pa., skiug for an expedition to bo sent to the Arctic Sons in search of Dr. Kane and his party. Referred to the committee on naval affairs. On motion of Chandler, the House took up the oenate resolution authorizing the Secretary of the navy to send a steamer and tender to tho relief of Dr. Kane. He briefly expl ained that tho men composing tho expedition were in danger of starvation, as their provisoins will notextend halfway through tho coming summer; and owing to Smith's Sound not being open they cannot return. The resolution passed. On motion of Breckcnridge, the Texas creditor bill was made the special order for the 6th of February. Taylor, of Tennessee, introduced a bill establishing a uniform rule of naturaliza tion, and repealing certain acts heretofore passed on that subject, and for other pur poses. Referred to the committo on judi ciary. ARRIVAL OF THE AFRICA. ONE WEEK LATER. SEVASTOPOL NOT YET TAKEST. Halifax, Jan. 30. The Africa has arrived with Liverpool dates to the 20th. The war news continues to be entirely unimportant. There is nothing decisive before Sevas topol. Negotiations are still in progress; but nothing is certainly known, respecting them. Tho chief interest centers in the pro ceedings of the Congress of Vienna. Hopes for peace, and fears of a war of vast magnitude, are equally balanced. The French and English Ministers at Vienna, received the necessary powers, to rc-open the negotiations. Gortschakoff, it is understood, has received written in structions. There are conflicting statements, as usu al, about Austria; but they generally lean towards the Allies, Prussia complains of Austria. Efforts are making to obtain the consent of the Allies to an armistice, especially by the Prussian Cabinet. The approaching Congress of Nations is more and more talked of. The Daily News looks for good results to the Con gress, if the United States takes part. Russia is preparing for a spring cam. paign in the Baltic. Crimea. Affairs aro precisely as be" fore. Reinforcements arc constantly reach ing the Allies. Lord Raglan has sent to India for the Tenth Hussars. The Turki in Crimea are to be made up to 60,000 during January. Russian reinforcements are advancing by forced marches. Private Vienna letters say that Gorts chakoff is instructed to accept any terms. The Russians, after the affair at Tul tach, re-crossed the Danube. A Vienna dispatch says, Count Buel has demanded an explanation of this affair from Gortschakoff. Britain. Mr. Cobden addressed his constituents on Sevastopol, as a colossal mistake, stigmatizing the attack. Tho fate of tho British ship Bernice, from Shanghai missing since 1852, has been discovered. The Europeans on board were murdered by the Lascar crew, and the ship burned. Russia. A six-fold land tax, payable in twenty-four instalments is to be imposed on Polish proprietors. FROM CALITORNLA. Arrival of the Star of the West. New York, Jan, 31. Tho Star of the West has arrived, with 200 passengers and 8640,000 in specie. The Sierra Nevada arrived at San Fran cisco, on the 6th. Copious rains prevail throughout the State. Miners and agri culturists wero rejoicing, under tho im proved prospect, The Legislature, assembled on the 2d. Stone, Whig, was elected Speaker of the Assembly. From the territory, acquired under the Gadsden treaty, there aro various reports as to the discovery of rich mines of gold and copper. Eniigjation was tending towards New Purchase, which was soon to bo filled with an active population. The majority of the prisoners, who es caped from the penitentiary had been re. captured. Meiggs, the defaulter, turned up at Tahiti on the 12th November. He was to sail for Aitutaki, from tho Sundwich Islands. A disturbance took place at Riatea, an island adjacent to the Tahita. Ono of the chiefs revolted against the King. A Bat tle ensued, which resulted in tho disper sion of tho rebels. Pittsburgh, Jan. 81. River unchan ged. Navigation closed. Weather inild. Monetary Affairs. The demai.d fdr money it lively, but does not Increase with llio increascd'supply. Bank able paper is taken by the broker at 8 percent Prime paper, beyond the lime taken by banks, is discounted at 8 a 10 per cent., and second class at 12 per cent. On call, money is offered freely at 6 to 7 per cent. The stock market is heavy and dull as re gards the speculative stocks, but is firm and buoyant fur all slate and other investment secu rities. Erie stock has fallen off 5-8, Cumber land Coil 1 4, Harlem 1-8, New York Central 12, Central Michigan 2 per cent.. Erie bonds of 1871 1 per cent., and those of 1875 (the new issue) 1-4. Wo observe the old second mort gage bonds of 1859 are being returned f.-oa Europe and sold in exchange fur the new bonds of 1875. Tho bonds of 1883 advanced 1 per cent. Southern Michigan Railroad stock has ad vanced one, and Northern Indiana also one per cent., and Nicaragua Transit shares 3-6. The receipts of produce. especially of pork, live and dead hogs, beef, lard and Dour, are very heavy by railroad. Hogs are arriving here for slaughter in much greater number than usual. At New Orleans also, business is much in creasing, and the rivers are bringing down large supplies of cotton and other produce, which will soon increase the amount of cotton bills on the market. STEUBENVILLE MAEKET. True American Office, ) February 1, 1855. Flour By wagon load 8,509,00 per cwt 4,204,50 Corn Meal 7580 Grain Wheat rod 1,75 white, 1,80 Corn , ,5560 Oats 3335 White Beans f bush. 1,25(31,50 Potatoes Keshan nocks. .. Ijp bush. 75b7 Reds i) bush. 63(S75 Butter Fresh 20i25 Lard HIO Eggs 9doz. 1520 Dried Peaches I,65(a2,0& Dried Apples 75(31,00 Green Apples il bbl 1,2()1.40 Seeds Clover 6.75frt7.no Timothy 3,003,25 Flaxseed " 95 Pork 10 cwt. 3.75(34.24 Attachment Notice. ON the 17th day of January, A. P., ior.5 l .1.. ..J : J Plaintiff, an onler of attachment was issued by Joseph C. M'Clearv a Justice of tho Pence, within and for the Uotinly of Jefferson, Ohio, againstthe goods, chattels, rights, credits, mon eys and effects of Joseph Bucv, the Defendant. jiMivi.uw v-iniiiitru iu ue uui:r )ja,ui All per- sons interested will please take due notice and govern themselves accordingly. Feb. i. 1855 NINIAN BEALL. Boots! Boots!! Boots!!! JAMKS ALEXANDER TTAS on hand, and is manufacturing, Gents' Freneh Calf Stitched and Pegged Kip and coarse Boots ami Shoes. Also, Ladies Misses Rnd Childrens Gaiters, Kid, Morocco and Coif Boots, Buskins and Slippers ; and keeps in store a large stock of Eastern work of the latest style, all of which he will sell low for Cash, at his fashionable Boot and Shoe store Market Street, Steubenville, Ohio. Feb. 1, 1855-3mon. Xtoad Notice. TOTICE is hereby given that there will be a petition presented to .he Commission ers of Jefferson county, Ohio, at their March session, 1855, for the vacation of so mach of the Road leading from the State Road near Jefferson Campbell's house, to Bowling Green, in Knox tp., as lies between the State Road near Jefferson Campbell's and the road leading from Scott's Mill, on Island Creek, toKuoxville, Feb. 1, 1855-pd, Bank Exchange. QYSTER AND CONFECTIONERY SALOON, Wsi. Pattkrson, Proprietor, op. posite Citizens' Bank.Third street.Steubenville, Ohio. Oysters wholesale and retail. Also, Toys and Notions. Jan. 1,1855. The great year of Godey's La dy's Book. Fiftieth Volume, 1855. Published twenty five years by tho same Proprietor. Great attractions for next year. One hundred, pages of reading each month. The oldest Magazine in America, and the only one devoted to the wants of the . Ladies of America, and supported as such by them for tho last twenty-five years. 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PUTNAM'S KTIILY. THE present (January) number com mences the 5th volume, and the 3d year of Putnam's monthly. In commencing the undertaking, the publishers were fully a ware that in a time of immense intellectual activity, and in a country of great and va rious literary rivalry, where, in the absenco of an international copyright, the choicest works of the best foreign genius are to be had for ilie taking, the task was not easy, of founding and sustaining a magazine, at onco universal in its sympathies, and na tional in its tone. The continued and in creasing favor with which the monthly haa been received, is the be t possible proof that the task has been iu some degree ful filled. The new volume of the magazine commences under the best possible auspi ces. Its position is now assured. Two years have demonstrated the extent of its circle of friends, aud that circle is constant ly widening. 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