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From the U. S. Journal. ! SHALL WE EVER LEARN WISDOM? There is a class of iiidiiiduitls in society upon whom present warning mid past admonition full ulike unheeded and in vain. They are those whom i the liiiialic.il spirit of speculation has made reckless, wild, improvident gamesters, whose eyes lire dazzled willi the splendid fortunes which seem floating in every.bn-ezc, ready to be possessed by only reaching out the hand to take them. But a few short years hove passed, since hun dreds and thousands left their farms mid workshops iind plunged into the maddening vortex, with the vain hope of growing rich in a single day. The temple of mammon was crowded with ardent worshippers from morning until night and from night until morning. The paper money manufac tories expanded their issues of promises to pay. to an unheard of extent; men were allured in almost countless multitudes, Irom the steady pursuits of agriculture and the mechanic arts, and joined in the chase of those glittering ttock bubbles, which cheat the eye with the appearance ol a valuable substance, but turn to woithless nothing in the r.isp. Hundreds and thousands left the pure air nnd sober-minded people of the country, to mingle with the sordid crowd in the noxious atmosphere ol a city, to seize the opportunity of a bargain and build up a fortune by the low and debasing arti fices ot trafic. They left a sphere where they might have filled a useful and profitable place, and became restless, vulture-eyed cormorants i f trade. The farmer's son, in an occasional vi.it to the city, remarked the outside linery of the gaudy coxcombs of commerce, and he returned discon tented and unhappy to his jformcr vocation; this increased by the mind dwelling upon tho contrast, and he too must turn gentleman ahd get his living by his wits. This mania became well nigh uni- ersal. All classes, sects, parties and professions, caught the maddening infection; honest pursuits and slow gains, were held in utter contempt; ho tels were built where there were no travellers, houses where there were no tenants, and cities where the foxes burrow; paper towns and paper villages were stereotyped over every cabbage gar den; towns were laid out in the west, within a short distance of sun-set, and the world seemed to have run mad. The banks flooded the country with their irredeemable debts, called money; men not worth a thousand dollars in the woi Id, import ed goods by the half million, giving a bloated, fictitious prosperity to trade only to plunge the country into bankruptcy and ruin. In three years there was an excess of imports of one hundred and twenty five millions of dullars; in the year 1836 alone, there were sixty mil lions of dollars' worth of goods imported, over and above the demand of the country. The banks enabled the merchants to over-borrow, over-trade, over-speculate, and "general bankruptcy was the consequence. All the stupendous evils that fol lowed were predicted again and again. The pilots at the helm were repeatedly warned of the threat ening swell of the waters beneath, and the hoarse voice of the coming hurricane, but the warnings were disregarded. The signs and tokens thicken ed; prophetic anticipations of national ruin fell unheeded upon the cars of those who were drunk with their fanatical schemes of extravagant specu lation, and these monitory cautions were expended in vain The vessel careered on, crowding all sail; top-gallants and royals were unfurled to catch the current cf a higher iitmosj heie, fore and aft proud streamers fluttered in the breeze, when crash! her masts are shivered, her seams are parting, her timbers are trembling, and her late reckless crew are clinging to the rigging for life. Who wrought all this astounding ruin.' Who expanded the air-bubble of the paper promisc-to-pay money credit system, until it buist, scattering desolation and dismay, throughout all the borders of our land? Who were the authors and abettors of all the heart breaking misery which filled so many hitherto happy habitations with insupporta ble agany? When we were pointed at from abroad as a nation of bankrupts, w ho ought to have borne the damning infamy of the deed? Reasonable people would have naturally suppos ed that this terrific tornado, which swept over our cities like the besom of a destroying angel, would have taught us a salutary lesson; one that even time could hardly have effaced from our recollec tion. One would have supposed that it would have induced profitable reflections upon the eva nescence of property; upon the egregious folly of those who base their hope of naithly happiness and distinction, upon wealth a!one, which a mere breath may at any ti.ne destroy. Is this the fact? How many parents have learned to profit by the lesson tht the millionaire of yesterday may be the beggar of to-day, and to educate their children accordingly? How many fit their children to meet these sudden reverses of fortune with calmness and resignation? How many of them are prepared to maintain themselves by some useful employment, when the season of adversity comes? How many daughters are prepared to superintend the concerns of a household with prudence and economy ? Of what value under such reverses, are those trifles and fooleties called polite accomplishments, com pared with a knowledge of domestic economy? IIow many of these delicate dolls, fashionably termed young ladies, can even hem a pocket hand kerchief, much less make their own clothes or even mend those that are made? And yet they have finished their education! This great period of national bankruptcy should have taught u other lessons: it should have turned away the minds of men from their hallucinations to the sober realities of life; it should have taught us that honest industry i the only true way to wealth, and that a competency with contentment is wealth. It should have read us a moral upon luxury arTd extravagance which we so greatly needed; it should have swept away the corrupting examples which are ruining the youth of our country. It should have turned back the atten tion of men to the ennobling pursuits of agricul ture; it ought to have convinced all of the fact that we have too many merchants, clerks, lawyers, doctors, parsons in short, too many of every class except farmer and mechanics. It should have taught us that the good old fashioned, slow and sure method of gaining wealth, is, after all, the best; that the golden dreams which dance before the imagination of so many of our country men, luring them into scenes ol gambling, specu lation, and ruin, are unsubstantial as the air; it ought to have taught us that "alt the means of enjoyment, and all the accumulation of wealth, re the products oi human labor;" that to diminish , labor is to diminish the amount of human happi nessthe enjoyments of human life that the greater the number of those who live without labor, the greater the diminution of production, nd the w ider and more universal is the consequent ruin. Has this lesson been taught and has it been heeded? It should have taught us more even than this. It should have graduated the relative value of things; the lithographed cities should have been turned into potatoe patches and cornfields, and their value determined by their productiveness per acre; it oughl to have introduced the people of this country to a better knowledge of the dan gers of i.ur" present banking and paper system than they have heretofore possessed, and should have led them, long before this, to have effected a rad ical improvement in the whole system, which should have strengthened the power to do good and limited the influence to do evil. More than this it should have afforded an instructive lesson to the banks themselves, and to the government also; leading to an entire separation a complete divorce between the banks and the government the treasury from the money changers. But above all, and far more than all, this impres sive warning should have taught us a lesson for all future time; one whose bitter instructions should have been heeded and profited by, until the latest period of our national history; such, alas! we fear is not to be a recorded fact. We have the most painful apprehensions from all we can hear and see; that we have already forgotten the wisdom taught us by our past experience. The fever of excitement lus already begun to spread with appalling violence. The New Eng. land States, usually so cold and calculating, aie all alive with rail road excitement which rages with fearful and unabated intensity. They have already invested thirty millions of dollars in rail ways; and yet are plunging still deeper and deep er into the whiilpool of speculation. Twelve wil'ions more arc invested in roads now in pro gress of completion. The whole face of that part ot the country will soon be intersected with these iron turnpikes, and what will be the consequence? Monopoly, far reaching, grasping, soulless monop oly, will evcrshadow the whole land of the pil grims with its mammoth disproportions, and its power w ill be the people's law. Other specula tions will spring up in their proportionate strength and again we shall have our national prosperity smitten as with a palsy shattered as w ith a light ning's stroke. The canal system, too, is exciting the public mind. What w ith the one and the other, with the rock on the one hand and the whirlpool on the other, wise must he the pilot if our good ship shall reach her destined haven in safety. Do we talk to the deaf do we exhibit facts to the blind? Shall we ever learn to think shall we. tver leant wisdom Jrom past crptrienct? ADVICE TO A DAUGHTER.-Ri:v. Wm. B. Spragce. Let me counsel you. then, never to utter an expression, or du an act which even looks like soliciting any gentleman's attention Remember halt every expression of civility, to be of any value must be perfectly voluntary; and any wish on your part, whether directly or indirectly ex pressed to make yoursell a favorite, will be certain to awaken the disgust of all who know it. I would not recommend to you any thing like pru dish or iiffcctel reserve, but even this is not so unfortunate an extreme as excessive forwardness. While ynu so modestly aacept any attentions which propriety warrants, let tnere be no attlcmpt at artful iusiuualiou on the one hand, or at taking a man's heart by storm on the other. Be rot ambitious to becrrsidered a belle. In deed, I had rather you would be almost any thing else, which does not involve grass moral obliquity, than this. It is the fate of most belles that thry become foolishly vain, think of nothing, and care far nothing beyond personal display; and not un frequently sacrifice themselves in a mad bargain, which involves tlieir destinies for life. The more of solid and enduring esteem you enjoy the better; and you ought to gain whatever of this you can by honorable means, but to be admired caressed and flattered, fur mere accidental qualities, which involve nothing of intellectual or moral worth, ought to render any gill, who is the subject of it, an object of pity. You are at liberty to desire the good opinion of every gentleman of your acquain tance, but it would be worse than folly in you to bearnbiiious of a blind admiration. I will only add, that you ought to be on your guard against the influence of flattery. Rely on it, the man who flatters you, whatever he may profess, is not your fiiend.- It were a much kinder office, and a real mark of friendship to admonish you tenderly yet honestly of your faults. If you yield a litttle to flattery, you have placed yourself on dangerous ground; if you continue to yield, you are not improbably undone. THEORY OF MARRIAGE. There was a merry fellow who supped with Pluto three thousand years igo, and the conversa tion turned upon love aud the choice of wives. He said, "he had learned from very early tra dition that man was created, male aud female, with a duplicate set ot limbs, and performed his locomotive functions with a kind of rotary move ment as a wheel; that he became in consequence, so excessivly insolent that Jupiter, indignant, split him in two; that since that time, each runs through the woi Id in quest of the other half, if the two original halves meet they are a very loving cou ple; otherwise they are subject to a miserable, scolding, peevish and uncongenial matrimony. The search, he said was rendered difficult, for the reason that one man alighted upon a half that did not belong to him, another did necessarily the same, till the, whole affair was thrown into irre trievable confusion." ACRUSTY ONE The editor of the Hagers. town News, himself an old bachelor, says: "No thing can prevent an increase of bachelorism, save an amendment in the mode of educating women. When they learn common sense instead of broken French when they learn some useful employment instead of beating the piano when they learn to prefer honest industry to silly coxcombry, and when men find that woman is a helpmate instead of a burthen, then we may expect to find fewer bachelors not till then." JOHN W. HARTSHORN'S ESTATE Notice is hereby given that the subscriber has been appointed and qualified as administrator on the estate of John W. Hartshorn, late of Monroe county, deceased. SAMUEL HARTSHORN June 28. 1845. 19 CJHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of a writ of K7 Venditioni exponas to me directed tram the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe county, and Stale of Ohio, I will expose to sale at public outcry at the front door of the Court House, in Woodsfield, in said county, on Monday, the 4th day of August next, between the hours of 10 o'clock A. M. and 4 o'clock P. M. on said day, the following real entitle, to wit: All that tract of land situate in the county of Monroe and State ol Ohio, being a part of section 33, township one and range 8 beginning on the bank of the Ohio liver, south of a stone; thence east up the bank of siid river to the middle of a bridge, 45 rods and 15 inches; thence north half a degree west, 8 rods and 16 links to a post; (n. b. 40 links to a chain;) thence north 2 and half degrees west, through a large poplar on the left hand side of a mound on the gravel bank; thence in the same direction 320 rods and IS links to a post; thence West thirty one rods aud 10 links to a post; thence due south over a corner stone to the place of be ginning, containing 328 mils and 16 links, contain ing by latitude and departure 79 acres and 10 per ches, (except so much of said tract as is included in the town plat of the (own of Sanlis, being about 16 acres.) To be sold as the property of James Patton, al the suit of Michael Miller. THOMAS MITCHELL, Jr. Sheriff. June 28, 1843. 16 SHERIFFS SALE. BY VIRTUE of a fi. fa. et lev. fa. to mo di rectcd from the Court of Common Pleas of Belmont county, ai d State of Ohio, 1 will offer for sale at public outcry, at the front door of the court house in the town of Woodsfield, Monroe county. on the Tuesday the 22nd day of July, A. D. 1845, atone o'clock, P. M. of said day, all the following described real estate to wit : The South West quar ter ol the INorth East quarter; also the West half of the South East quarter of section 10, Township 3, and Range 4, contunipg 120 acres more or less, lying and being in said Monroe county and State of Ohio. Taken as the property of Isaac Fry at the suits of James G. Hurrah and J. G. Harrah, agent for T. Ray. THUS. MITCHELL, Jr,ShcriiT,M. C O. June 21, 1845. OOI TYIF AND ENGIiAVING. The subscribers beg leave to inform Western and Southern Printers that thev have commenced the manufacture nf WOOD TYPE, on the North East cuner of Main Street and Third street, up stairs,s and are prepared to fill or ders, on twenty four hours' notice, for any style or pattern of Type now in use, cut on the best cedar or Honduras mahogony or boxwood, and warranted iu ue i-quui in suape, nnisii unu maieiiai 10 eastern Type, and at less than Eastern prices. We have it hand seven fonts, of a new style, not manufactured elsewhere. Engraving on wood, such as Newspaper Heads, Vignettes, &c, done to order.on reasonable terms. Printers from the country will please call and examine our stock, material, and machinery. Sorts to old fonts cut to order at a few moments notice. J. W. D. PALMER, Si. CO., over Enquirer office, Cincinnati. Publishers in the West desirous of adding to their job offices new materials, by publishing the a hove to (he amount of 3, will be paid in type when (hey purchase three times the amount ot their bill. Feb. 21, 1945 n51;$ THE GREAT REMEDY FOR CONSU.MP TION. Among all the famous medicines for Consumption none seems to be meeting with greater success, or gaining a higher reputation man mat most wontii-rmi article, WISTAR'S BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY! That it stands at lUe tealot all other remedies is now universally conceded. It has cured thous ands upon thousands of all classes in cases of the most dangerously consumptive character. And physicians of (he greatest eminence thrnghout our whole country unhesitatingly recommend it, as the MOST POWERFUL CURATIVE of Pulmonary diseases in the whole range of Phar macy. The sales iu the Western States h?ve thus far been unparalleled; and the most gratifying proofs of its efficacy have been received from eveiy place w here it has been used. Thousands of CONSUMPTIVE PATIENTS have already tested its exalted virtues, aud confes sed its surpassing excellent and amazing power. 1 lie remarkable success ot this Balsam is no doubt owing in a great measure to the peculiarly agreea ble and powerful nature ot its ingredients. It is a FINE HERBAL MEDICINE! Coirposed chiefly of WILD CHERRY BARK and the genuine ICELAND MOSS (the latter imported expressly for this purpose,) the rare med ical virtues of which, are also combined by a new chemical process the best ever discovered for CONSUMPTION OF THE LUNGS. q 3 z? 9 i? The following we have just re eivedfrom Messrs. Jo-fin & Bowe, lhuggists, i Newark, in this Stole, to whom tl was communicated by John Wv mer, Esq., citizen of Burlington, Licking Coun ty, Ohio. Burlington, Licking Co., O., Dec. 1. 1843. Messrs. Joslin & Howe: At your request I herewith transmit to you a statement of the case of Mrs. Wimer and child, as near as I am able to com municate, which you are at liberty to publish if you see fit, as I feel a desire to inform the world of the effects of the invaluable medicine called Wistar s Balsam of Wild Cherry to which, by the divine blessing, I am indebted for the restoration to health of my wife and child. About live years ago, Airs. W imer was attacked with a violent cough, pain in the client and side, and symptoms of approaching consumption,. Dur ing the intervals trom tnat time to sometime in February last, she had been treated by eminent Physicians from Utica, Sylvania, Homer, Chat ham and Newark.and with only partial relief of the most urgent symptoms. About one year ago, she caught a violent cold, which seated upon the Lungs, producing au alarming aggravation of all her pre vious svmtoms. tier rnysician was sent lor, ana desnite his best efforts, she began rapidly to sink under her disease, lougn, expectoration Hectic, together with night sweats, soon reduced her to a complete skeleton. In February last, her attend ing Physician, deemed her case altogether hopeless, a council was called, and after deliberating upon her case unanimously pronounced her to be beyond the reach of means, and expressed their opinion that she could survive but a short time, one or two weeks at farthest. She was at this time entirely eonfiued to her bed, and scarcely able to articu late, except in a whisper. Her daily paroxysms of coughing would last her uninteruptedly from 3 to 5 hours, and so severe were they, that we did ex pect that every paroxysm would be the last The physicians in council pronounced her Lungs. Liv er, Kidneys, Spine, and Mucus Membrane of the Stoaiach to be incurably diseased. It was at this last extremity that we happened to obtain a pam phlet describing Dr. Wislar's Balsam of Wild Cherry, as applicable to Lung affections. We im mediately sent to you and procured a bottle, and commenced its use at evening by giving her one teaspoon full, and such was the surprising effect, that she was able to pass a comfortable night's rest, without experiancing any paroxysm of coughing, and such was iu ultimate effect, that after taking five bottles she was, contrary to the expectations of her physicians, and every one who saw her, en tirely restored to health; and since last summer has done the entire work of her family. After the last attack of Mrs. Wimer, our youngest child, then an infant at the brerst was taken down, and rapidly sinking, with the same symtoms as its mother, and seeing the happy effect of the Balsam in the case of the mother, we were disposed to make trial of it for the child, and it was attended with the same perfect success. The above statement can be attested by our phy sician as well as our neighbors and acquaintances, who saw Mrs. Wimer during the course of her sickness. Very truly, yours, &c. JOHN WIMER. Burlington, Licking Cp. O. Let every man, woman and child read the follow ing, and we are sure that it must satisfy all of the great virtues of the medicine. t Water ville, Oneida, co., N. Y., Sept. 15, 1843. ; Dear Sir: I owe it to the afflicted to inform you that in January last I was attacked by a very violent cold caused by working in water, which settled on my lungs. It was accompanied by a very severe pain in my breast and side, and also a distressing cough. . I had in attendance all the best medical aid in our village, and after exhausting their skill to no avail they pronounced my disease a confirmed Consumption, and one and all gave me up to die. After much persuasion I got the consent of my physician to use Wislar's Balsam of Wild Cherry prepared by Dr. Wistar. I purchas ed of the agent in ourplace one bottle, before us ing halfnf which, I began to gain strength, and it was very evident my cough was a great deal better, and my symptoms in every way improving. 1 have now used three bottles, and am restored to health. The result is alone owing to the use of Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry, and I take this method of giving you the information, partly to pay the debt of gratitude I owe you, and partly that others similarly alllicted may know where to apply for relief. Respectfully and truly yoms, JAMES SAGE. Mr. Palmer, Druggist, under the date of VVater ville, Sept. 24, 1843, writes "The statement given you by Mr. James Sage is well known to be true by this wholo community, and it certainly was a most remarkable cure. Yours respectfully, O D. PALMER." The following is from a distinguished lawyer of the eiluofjYew York, who had been afflicted with the Asthma for upwards of "TWENTY YEABS;" and who after reading such eases can doubt the efficacy of this medicine? New York, January 25, 1843. I have been afflicted with spasmodic asthma for twenty-four years sometimes so severely as to be confined to my room for weeks; and although at tended by various medical advisers, of the highest reputation and skill in the country, the relief was but partial and temporary twice the disease prov ed nearly fatal to my life. Some few weeks ago, I commenced taking Wis tar's Balsam ot Wild Cherry, which gave me tn stant relief, and a single bottle produced in a few days what I believe to be a radical and perfect cure A. WILLIAMS, Attorney at Law, No. 58 William street. New York. We are acquainted with the writer ot the above certificate, aud his statements arc entitled to the full confidence of the public. F. A. TALMADGE Recorder of the City of New York. JOHN POWER, D. D., yicar General of NewYork. P. S. The above certificate may he seen al No 125 Fulton street, New York. Price $1 per bottle, or six bottlos for $5. f$-For sale in Cincinnati, only by SAN FORD &. PARK. Sanford &, Park are general Agents for the West- (JO-Sold in Woodslidd by J. A. & G. H. Dav. en port, St, by Welsh & Armstrong, Bcallsville. PROPOSALS for publishing in the City of Washington, a new daily, semi-weekly and weekly democratic republican paper, to be entitled The United Stales Journal. BY JESSE E. BOW AND COMPANV. The first number of our new paper will be issu ed on the first day of May next; with an entire new dress new type, fine white paper, with other important alterali ns and improvements. The paper will be de toted to a fearless exposition of democratic principles; it will zealously and unre mittingly oppose each and every effort to establish a mammoth, monarchy bank and other mischievous corporations aud consolidations of wealth, which subvert the lights ol the people and undermine the pillars of the lepublic; it will oppose an oppressive and anti republican (arid' system, the assumption of the State debts by the general government, and ; all other federal principles which have an inevita-! ble tendency to destroy public prosperity as well ' as well as individual happiness. Against all sjch j political delusions we shall wage unchanging, un- ' compromising war. I The Fanner and the Mechanic who produce all the natiuu, will find in our paper an unwavering champion of their inalienable lights; the lungcher isbed principles of the editors are too well known to the public to requite any pledge upon this point, I To the Miscellaneous Department particular at tention will be devoted; the Ladies will always find in our columns a choice selection from the current literature of the day, as well as original: contributions from the most talented writers of which our country can boast. A general summa ry of foreign and domestic news will be furnished. The conductors have already secured the aid and co-operation of a large number of the most distinguished literary and political writers of the day; arrangements will also be made at the eailiest period possible, to embellish our columns by the contributions of correspondents from abroad. 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W e are satisfied from the reception of the work thus far that its merits are appreciated, and that the people nf the South and West are fully aware of the great benefit and credit that would accrue to our magnificent country from a literary periodical of substantial and elevated character. We at first projected such a work, and believe the Press both East and West approve the judgment with which it is conducted. While one has pro nounced it second only to the "Southern Literary Messenger," afforded at $5, another has declared it inferior to none in the Union. While one has given it an equal rank with that sterling $5 work, the "Knickerbocker," another has placed it infin itely above those splendid magazines which com mand the most popular favor. If such be the rep utation of the Journal in its infancy, we think much more can be expected from its manhood. What western man would not rejoice to see periodical breathing the spirit and testing the power of the western mind? Who does not acknowledge the great benefit resulting from a literary journal that invites the activity of the nobler part of matt, makes known the sentiment and spirit of those in our midst who think and desire the greatest good to man? Through it pages those in every section nf our great West, whose philosophy and philan thropy would otherwise be unknown and unfelt, could speak to the reason and hearts of their friends aud neighbors, and thus do much to elevate and ennoble. But it is scarcely necessary to refer to these matteis every one knows all we wish to convey, and we are confident will act for the best interests of himself and fellows. TERMS: Single subscription, $3 00 per year. Two uniting, 2 60 Ten do 2 00 The Journal and Review is published in two volumes per year, each containing from 372 to 384 pages. Subscribers can engage for a year (2 Vol.s) or for 6 months (1 Vol.) at the same rate- Address "Journal and Review," Cincinnati, Ohio. Will editors, friendly to this enterprise, give the above a few insertions and receive the Journal and Review. MOST ELEGANT AND POPULAR PERI ODICAL IN THE WORLD. ALL COMPETITION DEFIED! GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE for 1845. Now is the Time for New Subscriptions. Graham's American Monthly Magazine, wilt commence a new volume, December 10th, 3844' with the January number. Its long and univer sally successful career, from its commencement until the present time, when it has a circulation exceeding by thousands any ether Magazine iu the country, is perhaps as good an evidence of its great and increasing merit as the publisher has it in his power to offer. To his old subscribers, he trusts no assurances are necessary of his determination to maintain its present ascendancy over all the rival periodicals of the country. The engagement, per manently, during the post year, of such men as Bryant, Cooper, Paulding, Dana, Longfellow, Hoffman, Neal, Mancur, etc., of high reputation in the literary world, as regular contributors, in addition to a previous list, embracing the first names in the nation, is a sufficient guarantee that the work will continue to be the principal medium of communication between the best authors and the public. Graham's Magazine has been, from its establish ment, more than any other, the favorite periodical of the people of the United States. Though its plan does not entirely exclude articles of the most important character, such as have raised Black wood and some other foreign journals to their high influence and reputation, its pages are prin cipally devoted to w hat is usually termed light literature. It is distinguished from other publi cations of similar aims by the literary aud artistic merit of its contents. While those of other works are unknown or anonymous, the contributors to this are.the most eminent authors of our age and country; the very creators, founders, of onr Na tional Literature. Especially is it celebrated as containing the choicest productions of the finest female writers of the time. Every number con tains gems which may be appealed to with pride by the sex, as vindicating their intellectual eminence. It may safely he asserted, that Graham's Maga zine has regularly engaged a better corps of writers than any other magazine; that since its establish ment it has been the pioneer in magazine literature; and that the contributors of " Graham" have, by their able contributions, given a higher national character to periodical literature in the United States than it evci before possessed. With such a list of writers as our pages exhibit, we may chal lenge the criticism of Europe. There is no maga zine abroad that presents any thing like such an array of eminent writers as James Fen i more Coop er, W. C. Bryant, Hon. James K. Paulding, R. H. Dana, H. W. Longfellow, Nathaniel Haw thorne, J. C. Neal, Hcniy W. Herbert, James Russel Lowell, Charles Fenno Hoffinan, Hon. R. T. Coniar', H. T. Tuckernian, Alfred 13. Street, etc. Mrs. Amelia B. Welby, Miss Sedgwick, Mrs. Sigourney, Mrs. Mary Clavers, Mrs. Anu S. Ste phens, Mrs. lirooks, Mrs. Osgood, Mrs. Embury Mrs Annan, Mrs. Nicholas, Mrs. Pierson, Mrs. Worthin;lon, Miss Rand, Miss Hervey.and others. Many names of like celebrity are necessarily emitted for want of space. While the most able writers of the country nre engaged as permanent contributors to Graham's Magazine, the Arts are not overlooked. THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED AMERI CAN ARTISTS employ their genius for our sub scribers. The most elegant engravings that have ever appeared in America, have been given to the nublic in Graham's Magazine. We are now pie- pared to give the right direction to the talents of our artists, and are resolved that a national lone shall be strictly preserved in "Graham, liereut ter we shall place in the engravers' hands none but anuncan pictures. Our own country abounds with thetinest scenery in the world. It is full ol historical associate ns, ot thrilling interest, and on every hand subjects start up, fit for the painter's pencil and the engraver's burin. Every patriot ic sentiment urges the selection of national subjects for the pen and pencil, and we feel assured that the American public will sustain the enterprise. PREMIUM PICIUK&S AnU CM U HAV INGS. In addition to this, we have entered into a permanent engagement with the house ol Raw don, Wright Si Hatch, of New York, for a supply of most exquisite pictures, among which we may mention a sei les of elegant in Ul aim a in u rit At HIE SCENES, got up in most magnificent style, and representing, from sketches taken from nature, the most beautiful scenery of our western country Our Southern Views, engraved by the same hotiee, which have become bo widely popular, will also be continued. The exquisite female heads engraved by this firm among which we may instance that of Mrs. Stephens, which has never been equalled in this countrv will be further supplied uy Messrs R. W. &. II., whose facilities and talents, in their line ol art. are unrivaled in the woild. We may safely say that we have all the best a rtists employ ed on "Uraham. OUR PORTRAIT GALLERY occupies the time of several accomplished artists, among whom are Welch Sc. Walter, ti. Parker, andothers. PORTRAITS OF AUTHORS is a feature ori- ginated by the proprietor of Graham, and success lUliy cameu OUC. (TO uciy mijr wiiijicihiuii in this branch. SAUiAKVU t.LLiia i MLi- ZOTINTS Mr. Sartain will furnish us, for the New Volume, a series of his magnificent mezzot ints. One will appear in January. We need not sav to the readers of uraham, that these Until ant pictures excel any mezzotints ever issued in America, and his finest efforts have appeared in this work. FLOWERS COLORED FROM NATURE, truthfully drawn by an able artist, to take a place in a department, got up expressly for the ladies, for the INew volume, emoiacing eniuracing inii LATEST FASHIONS, NEW STYLES OF NEEDLE WORK, AND ORNAMENTAL WORK, ETC., ETC. With letters on topics connected witn female interests, will also form a eature of the New Volume. COMIC AND HUMOROUS SKETCHES Mr. J. C. Neal, E. A. Poe, H. H Weld, and others will furnish a series of amusing sketches, which will be handsomely illustrated by Croome, or Darley. We shall also Jiave HINTS AT FASHIONABLE LIFE IN LETTERS FROM ABROAD, written by F. J. Grund, luq., Uo ul to Antwerp, who will also furnish us with the earliest liteaary intelligence, and short notices of new works, prior to ineir appearance nero u shape of reprints. This will give "Graham" a po int ion tn udiust the value of foreign woiks, before the purchaser here has been duped by puffs paid for by interested publishers. EDITORIAL AND CRITICAL DEPART MENT. The Editorial Department will contin ue to embrace notes on current literature, and re views of all new ' American or foreign worksf o general interest or value. 1 he criticisms ot bra. ham's Magazine are acknowledged in all parts of the countrv to be superior in acumen, nonesty ana independence to those of anv cotemporaries. Greater scope will be given to this department of the work, and topics on all subjects likely to at' tract attention will be fearlessly discussed. In this department we shall give a chapter on FASH. IONABLE GOSSIP each month, hitting off the follies of the fashionable world, for the amusement of our lady readers; and for the gentlemen; Frank Forester has promised us HINTS ON SPORTS AND PASTIMES, a feature which we have no -doubt will be of interest to many thousands of our ' eader. We have alio made arrangements for as' large supply of Originol Music with eminent com posers so that we shall present next volume A. MOST AMPLE MUSICAL DEPARTMENT, suited to tha wants of a very large number ot ladies, and of value, in itself, equal to the subscription to "Graham." ONE PARAGRAPH MORE. IM " PORTANT READ IT! We say now to all magazine readers, "come up higher!" Don't be duped into the purchase, forsj' whole year, of trumpery literature, and old-fashion-, ed engravings. Examine for yourselves! and for your wife, your sweet-heart, yourself, or your ; child. You will not then blush for the contrast with your neighbors taste. You will find "the best 1 the cneapest;" and our word for it, that which ss cotlie publisher the most money, wih iissh tocm elegant, original, and popular, desirable, will be ound to be GRAHAM'S. It can be had by clubs for f 2, and it is cheap-1 er than any other publisher, with less than 80,000 subscribers, can furnish so legant a work. ... , TERMS: ; ,.. 'r , Single Copies 3 per annum, in advance. Cluba, 2 5 " "' " 5 " $10 " - i " 11 " $20 . " Any Postmaster, or other person, wishing (o see a copy, as a specimen, will be furnishtd by addres-' the publisher, post paid. Editcrc copying will be ' entitled to an exchange for one year. UtU. K. UHAHAM. No. 98 Chesnut Street, Philadelphia. ' ? THE COLUMBIAN M AGAZINE1FOR 1845 PROSPECTUS FOR THE SECOND YEAR. At the close of his second volumethe magazine having been commenced on the first of January, 1844, the publisher finds himself irresist obly called on to express the satistaction and grati tude with which he has been filled by the brilliant and unexampled success that has attended his en deavors to win the public favor. Notwithstanding the difficulties, disappointments and vexatious that almost invariably follow the establishment of anew periodical, in the production of which there must he the harmonious cooperation of many heads and many hands notwithstanding the occasional short comings, especially in the pictorial department! which no care or diligence can avert, and no ex penditure prevent, the Columbian Magazine has gone on steadily increasing in support and popular ity from the opening number, aud if the uu bought and unsolicited testimony of the press may be re ceived as unswayed by partiality and unbiassed by friendship, the efforts of contributors and editor have been satisfactory to the public and accepted as fulfilling the promises made for them at. the commencement of the enterprise. . The publisher undertook the work with a firm ponviction that the great city of New York was the cest and the true home for a magazine of general literature; that notwithstanding the failure of many lirevious attempts to establish such a work, there could be no impossibility of success with sufficient capital, perseverance and the right system of man agement both by publisher and editor; stimulated by this conviction he embarked in the enterprise and the result of the first year has proved that hisjudg, ment was correct. It has long ceased to be necessary or reasonable that we should speak of the Columbian as an exper iment. At all events it is now an experiment sub stautially tried. We feel ourselves upon as firm a basis as any aimilar journal in the world. Our principal cares now regard not so much the securing what ground we have gained (for we consider this sufficiautly secure)a3 the cxlention of our sphere ol action and utility, not so much even the mere en largement of our subscription list, as the most suit able modes of catering for the amusement (and shall- we say occasionally for trie prolit r) ol our subscrib ers in the present and in the future, the many whom we have and the many more we snail undoubtedly have as time rolls on We have made airangemcnts which will enable us to present our friends with embellishments of ve ry superior taste style and finish. In this respect it is our firm purpose, if possible to outvie all com petition. Our music and engravings, we confident ly believe w ill not be equalled very certainly tney shall not be surpassed iu real merit, by those of any oilier magazine. We propose to give each month two or more superb engravings, independently of two pages of inmsic by the most eminent compos ers, aud plate ot auvicmtc lasiuons. Regarding the literary and editorial conducts of the Columbian, the publisher does not feel called upon to say more than a very few words. The gen eral management of this department is, as hereto fore, entrusted to a gentleman possessing every qualification for the task, and who has given abun dant evidence, not only of (he highest ability to put forth a meritorious magazine, but of the ability to out forth a magazine exactly adapted to the taste of our readers. The publisher therefore has every confidence that what lias already been done for the litciary value of this journal will be done again We are perfectly willing that our future in this res pect should be estimated by our past. The subjoin ed list of those who have furnished articles for the Columbian during the bygone year, will satisfy, we feel assured, the most lustidious that we are reso lute to spare in no particular either exertton or ex pense. Mrs L H Sigourney, Mrs Kirkland, Mrs Ann S Stephens. Mrs F S Osgood, Mrs E O Smith, Mrs A C Mowatl, Mrs E F Ellet, Mrs M StLeon Ixud, Mrs James G Brooks, Mrs James Hall, Mrs M Hunt Mrs H Lighthipe, Mrs C 11 Butler, Mrs E C Em bury, Mrs Uary , Mrs K Steele, Mrs fcmng, iMss Mary L Lawson, Miss Colman, Miss Isabel Jocelyn.Miss Martha Russell, Miss E E Chubbuck, Miss Louise H Brauner, Miss'Fanny Forester, Miss N G Quincy, J K Paulding, Wm C Bryant, Fitz Greene Halleck, Edgar A Poe, John Neal, Henry W Herbert, rl 11 Weld, Park lienjamin, William Cox, Geo Wilkins Kendall, Henry S Schoolcraft, T S Arthur, H P Grattan, H T Tuckerman, J F Otis, Rob't L Wade, S D Patterson, Ed S Gould, Seba Smith, C Fenno Hoffman, Theo 8 Fay, Rev Francis C Woodworth, C Donald M'Leod, W H Willis, Walter Whitman, Isaac F Shepherd, T B Read, Wm Olard Bourne, R G White, Henry A Clark, C Wilkins Eimis Edward J Porter, E Parm ly, Hamilton Myers, M C Hill, M E Wilson, Jos Houghton, C McLachlan, Wm Russel, Jr. The au thor of "Time's Doings," A M Ide, Jr. O G War ren, Augnatus Snodgrass, j T Headley, r L Hag adorn, Henry B Hirst. With the aid of these contribusors (of whom it is needless to sey one word in the way of commen dation) and of numerous others, perhaps equally meritorious if less celebrated, who have promised us their support, we flatter ourselves that asa lite rary work, the Columbian need be under no appre hension ol being excelled. But what we have done is already belore the pub lic, who will not fail to judge us with impartiality; and iu respct to what we intend to do, it will be both wiser and more becoming (although less fash ionable) not to boast We may be permitted to assure our friends in brief, however, that we have matured numerous plans (for the Third Volume) with which we feel confident they will be pleased. It is our purpose to put forth every energy; and it will be no fault of our own if the Columbian shall not be found at least equal to any magazine, of any class or price in America. DEALERS IN PERIODICALS throughou the United States and the Canadas who wish to become agents for the Columbian Magazine will please apply to the publisher immediately. The usual discount will be made to them. QrEditors who will insert this prospectus entire and send a copy marked and addressed to the Col umbian Magazine shall have a copy sent to them for one year. TERMS OF THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE One copy one year in advance, , $ 8 . One copy two years, Two copies one year, " Five .. -..vi.;. (.- ;)0 : ; jt-igni Eleven " " ' 2 Address post paid, ' .' ' ! ISRAEL POST, 8 Astor House, N. Y.