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BDDKOND PAMPHLETS, The Heathen Religion in its Popular and Symbol,cal De re lop m* at. By Rev. Joseph B. Gross. Bostou: J l Jewett A Co* l~mo. pp. ‘JT2. Through 1 nee A. Cardoso. This is & book of considerable learning, and some no velty and boldness of thought. It looks at the religious j ideas of heathenism, first in their popular and then in their symbolical development. The general drift of the book is to show that these heathen religions are thedei- j fication of uatural objects. This is done in some eases | very felicitously, whilst iu others there is a confusion of the narrative with the deductive in the discussion, that embarrasses the reader. But even if we are unable to adopt his conclusions, there is a mass of learning about ; Egyptian tnd Scandinavian antiquities that will amply j r p«\ its • areful perusal. Cumming s Scripture Readings--Jolts. B.wton: J. P. Jewett «fc Co. l’-tuio. pp. 404. Through I rice & : Canh'Jo. One would think that Dr. Cutnming had something like the gift possessed by the fairy of whom we used to ' hear in childhood, except that instead of pearls dropping j from his lips, there drop volumes. And indeed there is some resemblance in the cases, for Pr. C s books are really droppings from his lips, rather thau from his peu, being most of them the mere corrected issue of steno graphic reports of his discourses, and at times we fiud among th-se lip-droppings, a geuuine pearl of the purest | water. The volume before us contains the remarks that he a accustomed to make iu reading the Scriptures in con >e, as he does in the public worship of the Sabbath. The exposition must of course be rather superficial and mainly practical, but nevertheless coutaios much that is valuable to an ordinary reader. Arminian Inconsistencies and Errors, in which it is shown that all the distinctive doctrines of the Pres bvterian Confession of Faith are taught by standard writers of the Methodist Episcopal Church. By Rev. Henry Brown Philadelphia: S. Marticn. l*2mo. 4::o. Through Price & I’anlozo. As those able and exhaustive letters were originally published in the Watchman and Observer, they are la miliar to most of onr readers, and many will be glad to ha\e them in a form more suitable t<» their grave and weighty character thau the columns of a newspaper. They h we been received by many persons of much dis cretion with great favor, and regarded as a standard work in thi- great controvert’. Some of our Arminian brethren will be like the man of whom Molierc tells us, who found t. his amazement that he had been speaking pr. se all his life, without knowing it, and will be aston ished to fiud that they were believing, praying and liv ing Calvinism, all the time the> were abusing it, with out beiug aware of the fact. The Bible History of Prayer, with practical reflection-. j Bv Charles A. Goodrich. B*«tou: J P Jewett & Co. 12nn>. pp. 331. Through Price & C&rdozo. This is a happy thought happily w rked out. It gives, in the order of the books of the Bible, the instances of prayer reeor 'e l in them, and points out the special les- j sous of each ease. Most of the questions, doctrinal and I practical, that have been raised concerning prayer, find a place in this chronological summary of its hi>t >ry. ; We commend its careful study to not only the pray -r- j ful, but also to the prayerless, who neglect this precious ! telegraph of heaven. Wonderful Phials and other Stories. Translated fr< m the French By Anna. New York: M. W. Dodd. J Jcmo. pp. 323. Through Price & Cardozo. These are sprightly tales intended to foster good me t 1 principles and habits. Sabbath Talk irith the Little Children about Jesus. Bos- j Inn; J* P. Jewett & C8. Square pp. 133. Through Price A Card>xo. This is a sweet little book for the little childreu.th. t pareuts may use with profit. T'u Pastor's Initiatory Catechism, or the Shorter Cate* i-hWm made more brief and simple for young ehildrei. Bv Joel Parker. D. D. N> w Y»»rk: M. W. Dod». I’p 23. Through Price & Cardozo. Dr. Parker hu* succeeded in simplifying the doctrines o; the Shorter Catechism very much, iud with one or two exceptions, has given a most admirable summary ; for young children. Kate Weston, or to Will and to Do. By Jennie De Witt. Vw York: Dewitt A Davenport. 12mo. pp. 45*. Through G. M. Mest A Oft The author of this book is a daughter of Dr. Dow ling, a distinguished Baptist minister in Philadelphia a fact that leads u* to infer a pure and elevat.d purpose iu the work. Oue of its main characters is made to be the poor fellow who hung for so long a time iu the rapids of Niagara a year or two ago, and at last went over the falls. We have n*»t examined the whole work, but the description of that scene u> et'rrainlv a very powerful piece of graphic delinea t.;»u. It' the re*t of the b»»ok has equal power, the au thor will soon rank among our most impressive writers, ya u'Kul Character, a Thanksgiving Discourse, by the Rev. N. C. Burt, Baltimore. Catalan*: of Lafayette Collepe, Easton, Pa. Toti 1, rn«ieigm<iuatts, loti; Officers—President, Rev. Dr. D. V. McLean; Pr»*fe*»ors—Jan:e.» H. Coffin, Rev. Dr. j„s. Aiden, Dr. Trail Green, Rev. Wm. C. Cattell, Alouxo Linn, aud F. A March. T first Annual Report of James Hirer and Kaaatrha Company. .: Religious Character of Win. Wirt As life advanced, his convictions of the truth aud value of Christian revelation, »ud of the duties it imposed upon hiut, became more earnest and profound. He devoted a portion of his time, every day, to the read ing of the Scriptures; engaged in a com prehensive study of theology; cultivated habits of prayer and meditation, which he promoted aud encouraged throughout his family; and frequently employed his leisure in the composition of religious essays and records of private devotion. He took great interest in the promotion of moral and reli gious institutions, in the Missionary labors of the churches, in the extension of the Sunday schools, iu the success of the Bible Societies,—and was, at the time of his death the President of the State Bible Society oi Maryland. He was a most effective friend of the cause of temperance, and often sought opportunity to testify to the great impor tance which he attached to the labors oi the societies connected with it. “I have been for more than forty years” he remarks in a letter which has been frequently pub liahe A—“a close observer of life aud man ners in various parts of the United States and I know not the evil that will bear a i ouent’s compari on with intemperance.’ u short, the latter years, especially, of Mr V, aVs life furnish ns the spectacle of ; highly -jilted, thoughtful and acocmplii-hed mind stimulated by a fervent and sincere piety, and employed in the promotion of everv good work suggested by enlightened j benevolence or Christian duty, llis theo- j 1 >gical studies were systematically pursued ! through many years, in whatever leisure his profession allowed him. llis favorite au thors were Hooker, Baxter, Matts, tabor, Flavel, Robert Hall, Doddridge and Jay, Massillon ami Bourdaloue were frequently in his hands. Of Baxter, he says, in a let ter to his daughter—“1 took up the ‘Saint’s Rest’ lately, and found it like an old sandal-, wood box, as fresh and fragrant as if it had just been made, although it has been ex haling its odour for a hundred and eighty years.” . He had been a careless witness, in his vounger day, to that prevalence of free thinking, in reference to the authenticity of the Christian religion, which, at that period, had become somewhat notable in Virginia. The reflections of his riper age pictured this tendency of opinion, to his mind, as an in sidious and fearful malady, which was not less destructive of the integrity of the social constitution, than it was perilous to the in dividual. He had himself read Voltaire, Bolingbroke, Hume, Gibbon, Shaftesbury, Rousseau, l’aine, and Godwin, and other strong or striking writers of that school; buf they had not shakeu the ground-work of ins faith. He could read and admire, discriminate and repel, lie was, neverthe less, fully aware of the fascination which their learning, genius, wit and eloquence gave to their intrepid scepticism. He had often occasion to remark how brilliant par adox and bold assault upon common opinion, witty apophthegm and dexterous satire cap tivate even vigorous minds, predisposed by education or by temper to assail whatsoever rests upon the authority of the past; and his personal experience had warned him how much more subtly these devices were ealeu- I lated to ensnare and capture the unfortified mind of youth. This conviction ripened ! into a paii.ful solicitude of which we have many proofs in his correspondence. His admonitions to his children and to his youn ...... i.ftan nninforl n <>>‘li nut. tilia S'-* ***'■“'*“ ~-I -..©- ; danger. 1 find his letters urging them to the careful perusal of Horne’s Introduction to the Critical Study of the Scriptures, Bishop Watson’s Apology for the Bible, in answer to the Age ol Reason, Butler’s Analogy, Raley’s Evidences of the Chris tian Religion, Addison’s Tract on the same subject,—Faber’s Difficulties of Infidelity, and oilier works of this class. To Horne’s Introduction^ particularly, he was accus tomed to express his obligations for the con viction of his own mind,—and he never lost au opportunity of commending it to a friend. Air. Wirt’s estimate of religion was di rected rather to what it taught men to do, in contradistinction to what, in the region of theology, it taught them to think; he was therefore much less devoted to sect than he was to that higher essence of Chiistiaui:y which is common—or professes to be so— to ah sects. Duty had au exalted signi! - cance iu his esteem. It was the summary of his morals, the constant incitement to his labors, and the practical demonstration of his piety. It rendered him humble before his God, faithful to his country, true to his iellow-man, scrupulous in judgment ol him self. Constructing his religious opinions upon this basis, his mind rejected a religious sen sualism in all its forms. He sought in reli gion a gratification of the understanding and not of the senses. He cultivated a simple worship, which did not depend upon the stimulus of the imagination for its earn estness or its perseverance. “I do not think ’ —he says in his correspondence—“that en thusiasm constitutes religion, or that Hea ven pleased with the smoke of the pas sions, any more than with the smoke ol rams or bulls. There is a calm, steady, enlight ened religion of the rational soul, as firm as it is temperate, which l believe is the re ligion of Heaven. Its raptures are those :>f the mind, not of the missions: its ecsta sies are akin to those of David.”—Kennedy. Coining by Air Power.—It is not gen erally known that the w hole of the gold and silver coins of England are struck by at mospheric pressure, or, iu other words, that the air we breathe coins our money. By a beautiful yet complicated arrangement ol pneumatic valves, levers, springs, and other, mechanical appliances, the air is made to exert its vast weight in rapid alternations upon a series of pistons, which, again con nected with the presses, carry down the dies upon the discs of metal to be coined with unerring precision and force and thus create money. The new French boating batteries are en tirely built of iron, and covered with a shell of the same metal, under which the chimney s lowered and concealed during action. Trials have been made against this shell with t>4 pounders, but they only produced a slight dent, the projectiles themselves re bounding far awav. Dr. Hays states tuat the chemical com position of the iron recently found in Libe ria is, pure iron, 1>8.40; quart grains, mag netic oxide iron crystals, and zeolite l.UU. This statement is interesting, as it settles m the affirmative contrary to the opinion of uauy if not most scientific men, the qites ion as to whether terrestrial native iron lose exist. Mending Broken China*—The follow ,ng old receipt for mending China is said t > answer admirably: “Take a very thick olution of gum arabic in water, and stii uto it plaster of Paris until the mixture jecomes a viscuous paste. Apply it with a orush to the fractured edges, and stick them together. In three days the article .-aunot again be broken iu the same place. The whiteness of the cement renders it dou bly valuable. Pulver'sed Leiuspar is highly recon mended as u fertilizer by many scieutiliv agricult iralists. "CHiLDRlS COLUMN. ' WHAT I LIVE EOR. 1 live for those who love me, Whose hearts are kind and true; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too; For human ties that bind me; For the task by God assigned me; For the bright hopes left behind me, And the <jood that 1 can do. I live to learn their story Wlio’ve suffered for my sake; To emulate their glory, And to follow in their wake: Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages, The noble of ail ages. Whose deeds crowd History’s pages, And Time’s great volume make. I live to hold communion, With all that is divine; To feel there is a union ’Twixt Nature’s heart and mine • f To profit by affliction, Reap truths from fields of fiction, Grow wiser from conviction, And fulfil each grand design. I live to hail that season, By gifted minds foretold, When men shall rule by reason, And not alone by gold; When man to man united, And every wrong thing righted, The whole world shall be lighted As Eden was of old. I live for those who love me; For those who know me true; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too: For the cause that lacks assistance; For the wrong that needs resistance; For the future in the distance; , , , j And the good that I can do. The last four lines have been adopted by , Mr. Boyd for the motto of the Panama Star i and Herald, from which paper we copy the 1 • i poem. A Newfoundland Dog’s Revenge. I was always fond of dogs. Goldsmith, ill his touching and eloquent pleas for the . dog, wherein alluding to a sort of mania for dog killing, wliHi prevailed at the time of which he speaks, in consequence of an unreasonable apprehension of hydrophobia, says, among other fine things, that the dog is the only animal winch w-yi leave own kind voluntarily, to follow man. It is true, and the truth should bind man to be the dog’s protector and friend. The American brig Cecilia, Capt. Syrnmes, on one of her voyages, had on board a splendid specimen of the Newfoundland breed named Napoleon, and his magniti cent size and proportions, his intelligent head, broad, white chest, white feet and white tipped tail, the rest of his glossy body being black, made him as beautiful as his peerless namesake, who would, no doubt, have been proud to possess him. Capt. Syrnmes, however, was not partial to animals of any kiud, and had an unac countable and especial repugnance to dogs, as much so, indeed, as if all his ancestors had died of hydrophobia, and he dreaded to be bitten like his unfortunate prede cessors. This dislike he one day manifested in a shocking manner, for Napoleon had several times entered his room. and. bv the waff ging of his great banner of a tail, knocked paper and ink utl‘ his desk. On the next occasion the captain seized a knife and cut the poor animal's tail otf. The dog’s veil brought his master to the spot, and seeing the calamity and the author of it without a moment’s hesitation he felled Captain Symmes to the cabin floor with a sledge hammer blow, which had it hit the temple would forever prevented the Captain from cutting off any more dogs’ tails. The result was that 1 .ancaster was put in irons, from which lit* however was soon re leased. Captain Symmes repented his cruel deed on learning that N apoleon had once saved his owner’s life. The white shark, is all iny nautical j friends are well aware, is one of the largest j of sharks, it averages over twenty, and 1 ; have seen one twenty-seven and a half feet | long. It is generally considered to be the fiercest and most formidable of sharks. But a few days elapsed after this catas trophe of poor N apoleon ere he became the hero of a more thrilling occurrence, the very thought of which has often filled me with horror. During the interval the noble beast was not at all backward in exhibiting his wrath at the Captain by his growls, whenever he approrched. In vain did his master, fearful for the life of his dog, essay to check these signs of his anger. Captain Symmes however, made the allowance, and offered no further harm to him. One morning as the Captain was stand ing on the bowsprit, he lost his footing and fell overboard, the Cecilia then running at about fifteen knots. “Man overboard! Captain Symmes over board!” was the cry, and all rushed to get out as they saw a swimmer striking out for the brig, which was at once rounded to, and as they felt especially apprehensive on ac count of the white sharks in those waters, they regarded his situation with the most painful 3eli:itude. ‘ By the time the boat touched the water their worst fears were realized, ior at some distance behind the swimmer they beheld advancing toward him the fish most dreaded in those waters. “Hurry! hurry! men, or we shall be too late” exclaimed the mate. “What’s that? The splash which caused this inquiry was occasioned by the plunge of Napoleon into the sea; the noble animal having been watch ing the cause of the tumult from the cap tarn’s fall, had heard the shout, and for a few moments had vented his feelings in deep growls, as if it was conscious ot the peril of his enemy and gratified at it. His growls however, were soon changed into those whines of sympathy which so often show the attachment of dog to man, when the latter is in danger. At last he plunged, and rapidly made his way toward the now nearly exhausted captain, who aware of his double danger and being but a passable swimmer, made fainter and fainter strokes while his adversary closed rapidly upon him. “Pull, boys, for dear life!” was the shout of the mate, as the boat now followed the dog, whose huge limbs propelled him gal lantly to the scene of danger. Slowly the fatigued swimmer made his way; ever and anon his head sank in the waves, and behind him the back of the vo racious animal, told him what fearful pro gress he was making, while Lancaster, in the bow of the boat, stood with a knife in his upraised hand, watching alternately the captain and his pursuer, and the faith ful animal which had saved his own life. “Good God! what a swimmer!” exclaimed the men who marked the speed of the ani mal. “The shark will have one or both, if we don’t do our best!” The scene was of short duration. Ere the boat could overtake the dog, the enor mous shark had arrived within three oars’ length of the captain, and suddenly turned over on his back, preparatory to darting on the sinking man, and receiving him in his vast jaws, which now displayed their long triangular teeth. The wild shriek of the captain announced that, the crisis had come. But now Napoleon, seemingly inspired with increased strength, aad also arrived, and with a fierce howl, eapcd upon the gleaming belly of the shark, ind buried his teeth in the monster’s ficsh, vhile the boat swiftly neared them. “Saved! if we are half as smart as that log is,” cried the mate, as all saw the vora lious monster shudder in the sea, and, imarting with the pains, turned over again, be dog retaining his liolti, and becoming submerged in the water. At this juncture the boat arrived, and Lancaster, his knife in his teeth, plunged nto the water, where the captain also now iad sunk from view. But a few moments elapsed ere the dog irose to the surface, and soon after Lancas ter, with the insensible form of the captain. “Pull them in and give them a bar,” •ried the mate, “for that fellow is prepar ing for another launch.” His orders were obeyed, and the second mset of the marine monster was foiled by the mate’s splashing water in his eyes; he ;ame a£ain, and but a few seconds too late to snap oft* the Captain’s leg, as his body vas drawn into the boat. Foiled the second time, the shark passed be boat, plunged and was seen no more, out left a track of blood on the surface of be water, a token of the severity of the vound from Napoleon. The boat was now pulled towards the orig, and, not many hours elapsed before he captain was on deck again, feeble from lis efforts, but able to appreciate the ser vices of our canine hero, and most bitterly o lament his own cruel act which had mu tilated him forever. “I would give my right arm!” lie ex claimed, as he patted the Newfoundland ivho stood by his side, “ if I could only re pair the injury l have done that splendid fellow. Lancaster, you are now avenged, find so is he, and most Christian vengeance it is, though it will be a source of grief to me as long as I live.” The Planter and Housekeeper. II. P. Hendrick, Esq., Professor of Agri cultural Chemistry in the U niversity of North Carolina, is to take the Editorial charge of the Carolina Cultivator, published by Wm. L). Cook, Raleigh* N. C. Chinese Agriculture. The oldest countries in the world are Egypt and China, and in both of them the art of agriculture is pursued to its highest cultivation—at least we may say that there is no portion of the world where the indus try of man lias exhibited such wonderful results in the tillage of the earth. Much may be learned by more civilized nations from the husbandry of the Chinese espe cially, whose immense population has been sustained for ages from a soil which grows rich under perpetual cultivation. The se cret of their success is by no means new or profound. It consists in highly manuring every foot of soil. We are informed by Bayard Taylor, in his interesting book on India, China, and Japan, that the alluvial soil around Shanghai is constantly redolent of the most repulsive odors, and that vehi cles are always passing out of the city filled with the most noisome and efficacious ma nures. The whole country is cultivated like a garden, and not a pound of material that can add to its fertility is suffered to be lost. Such is the lesson taught us Americans by the antiquated Chinese. Strange truth, that the most progressive and enterprising of all Christian nations, should be so far behind the unsociable and besotted heath en of Eastern Asia, in the simplest and most important of all the arts! We ought to feel the point of such a comparison, and seek to exhibit before the world a less hu mili firing contrast.—Curclir.-i CVfutefcr. • ADVERTISEMENTS. Richmond female institute—On ciay, i and Tenth, aud Marshall Street*, Richmond, 4 a. The next session will commence the 1st Monday in Oc tober, and close the last Thursday in June. Pupils may lie admitted at any time, but it is highly desirable tor them to be present at the first day of the sessi n. 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AiriNI REE A WATKINS, Commission Merchants, > V Richinond, Virginia, return thunks lor the patn n age they have received, and will continue to Hell To bueco, Wheat, Flour, Corn, Outs, Ac., Ac., and will at all times give strict attention to till consignments mude to them. 8AM U EL W1NFKEE, j„ 5 HENRY C WATKINS. I OHN A. RUSSELL A (JO., Central Commission Merchants, No. ii Commerce St., Baltimore, prompt and particular attention given to all consignments of ' Cotton, Rice, Flour, Grain, uud all kinds o! Country Produce, and to the purchase and shipment ot Provi sions, Groceries, Guano and Merchandise gem-rally. References: Messrs. H. Riemati A Song,J. P. Pleas ants A Sons, Baltimore. Messrs. C. T. W ortham A A Co., Bacon A Buskerville, Flanuagari, Stokes A Co., Richmond, Va., Messrs. J. E. Lemoiuo A Sons, Mr. Wesley Grigg, Petersburg, Va. Mr. A. B. Rucker, Messrs. McCorkle A Junes, Saunders A Irby, Lynch burg, Va. JOHN A. RUSSELL, no 17—tf JOHN BLACK. \ir.M. Y. SHEPPARD, Commission Merchant,offers W his services to sell Tobacco, Wheat, Flour, and Corn, and respectfully solicits consignments. Office in the New Building, ue..r Shockoe Ware House. John M. Sheppard, Jr., Salesman, mar 9—ly * Richmond, Va. rn H WE ATT A BLAIR, Commission Merchants, - 1 Richmond, Va., give their personal attention to the , | sale of Tobacco, Wheat, Flour, Corn. Ac. Office west side 13th St., Shockoe Ware House. HENRY THWEATT, mar 2 ALBERT BLAIR. /1ARLAND A LESTER, Commission Merchants V.T and Forwarding Agents. Office and Ware-romns 39 Bollitigbrook St., Peters burg, and near South-Side W hurt, City Point. A. B. GARLAND, mnr22 R- F. LESTER. rOlIN THOMPSON, Nu.S7 Main Street, Hats,Cap , i <1 Boots; Shoes, Trunks, Carpet-Bags, and Umbrellas, my 5 1TDW AKD D. KEELING. Merchuut Tailor and Clo J thier, 136 Main Street, keeps constantly on hand u ■ ull assortment of Cloths, Catsimeres and Vestings, which he will make up in the best stjleoii accommo dating terms. Also, a large assortment ot Read)-Mude Clothing. t • W. H. Benson is engaged in this establishment, and will be pleased to see bis tonuer customers, de 13—ly _ ATEW STOCK OF FALL GOODS.—Henry W. l\ Ql'ARLES, dealer in Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Ac., r< spectlully begs leave to announce to the public, that he is now prepared to offer to the public one of the most commanding stocks in his line ever ot orsiil in tliisi /•itv. His stock is now complete, and he asks the attention of City and Country Dealers, with the assurance that his prices shall be satisfactory. se till—tt TO NERVOUS SUFFERERS.—A retired clergy man, restored to health iu a few days, alter ui.my years of great nervous suliering, is anxious to make Known the means of cure. Will send (free) the pre scription used. Direct the Rev. John M. Daguail, No. 59 Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. 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