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NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

VOLUME XII.

DECEMBER, 1855, TO MAY, 1856.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

PEARL STREET, FRANKLIN SQUARE.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME XII.

ADVENTURES IN THE GOLD FIELDS OF CENTRAL AMERICA 315

A NIGHTLY SCENE IN LONDON. By Charles Dickbns 651

BABY BERTIE'S CHRISTMAS 208

BASKET OF THUNDERBOLTS 86

BELLOT 96

BLRCHKNOLL—A NEW GHOST STORY OF OLD VIRGINIA 336

CHARLES DICKENS 380

CINDERELLA—NOT A FAIRY TALE 501

COMMODORE PERRY'S EXPEDITION TO JAPAN 441, 733

CONQUEST OF MEXICO. By John S. C. Abbott 1

DISINTERESTED FRIENDSHIP 41

DRAGON-FANG POSSESSED BY THE CONJUROR PIOU-LU 519

EDITOR'S TABLE.

Changes In The Direction Of Talent.. 119 Domestic Socikty In orit Country.... 554

Literature Of Business 261 Socrates In Prison 697

Cowards And Brate Men 410 The American Puli'it 839

EDITOR'S EASY CHAIR.

Chair For December 123 CiiAirt For March 558

Chair For January 262 Chair For April 699

Chair For February 413 Chair For May 844

EDITOR'S DRAWER

Drawer For December 135 Drawf.r For March 563

Drawer For January 270 Drawer For April 709

Drawer For February 422 Drawer For May 854

ENGLISH WIGS AND GOWNS 216

EVERY INCH A KING 101

FASHIONS FOR DECEMBER .'. 143

FASHIONS FOR JANUARY 287

FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY 431

FASHIONS FOR MARCH 575

FASHIONS FOR APRIL 719

FASHIONS FOR MAY 863

FOOLISH FOLKS.—ALL-FOOLS' DAY SKETCHES 717

FUR-HUNTING IN OREGON 340

GEORGE WASHINGTON. By John S. C. Abbott 289

HALF A LIFETIME AGO \sr,

HEARING (THE SENSES) 634

HOME IN THE CINNAMON ISLE fill

HON. MR. BLOEMUP'S CONGRESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 141

HOW I WAS DISCARDED 653

HOW THE DESTRUCTION OF TREES AFFECTS THE RAIN 666 ILLUSTRATIONS OF ORNITHOLOGY 286

ISRAEL PUTNAM 577

JANUARY FIRST, A.D. 3000 145

LITERARY NOTICES.

Original Notices.—The Song of Hiawatha, 114. of Needlework; Miles'8 Postal Refonn, 200. Preacott's Lily; Wilson's Mexico and its Religion; Bonner's Philip the Second, 406. Ritchie's Mimic Life; Flora's Child'B History of the United States; Barton's Outlines Dictionary; The Irish Abroad and at Home; Arnold's of English Grammar; Fowler's English Grammar; Christian Life; Home Comforts; Village and Farn| Life and Works of Charles Lamb, 115. Harper's Clas- Cottages; Barton's English Grammar; The Russian sical Library, 115, 407. The Works of .John C. Cal- Empire; Allen's India, 407. Man-of-War Life; My houn; Lossing and Williams's National History of the First Season; The Heart of Mabel Ware; Child's New United States; American Odd Fellow's Museum; Box- Flower for Children; Hampton Heights; Our Cousin ter's Select WorkB; Hackett's Illustrations of Scrip- Veronica; Thackeray's Ballads, 408. Meister Karl's turc; Cone's Funeral Sermon; Campbell's Pleasures of Sketch-Book, 409. Macaulay's History of England, Hope; The Tattler; Eliot's Early Religious Education; 649. Wilson's Logic; Cousin's Psychology; Abbott's Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes, 116. Wins- Cortez; Harper's Story Books, 552. Motley's Riso of low's Glory of the Redeemer; Jackson's Letters to a the Dutch Republic, 693. Schwcgler*s History of PhiYoung Physician; Andrews and Batchelor's French losophy, 695. Tappan's History of Logic; Jarves's PaInstructor; Dixon's Scenes in the Pructirc of a New risian Sights; Maginn's Miscellanies; Mayhcw's WonYork Surgeon; Frothingham's Metrical Pieces; Cow- ders of Science; James's Old Dominion; Shocpac Recper's Task, 117. Keble's Christian Year; Meek's Red ollections; Julius, 696. March's Madeira, Portugal, and Eagle; Carlton's New Purchase; Gibson's Prison of the Andalusias; Mackie's Life of Schamyl; Ida PfeifWeltevredin; I-awrence's Lives of the British Histo- fer's Second Journey, 835. Abbott's Teacher; Beechrians; Squier's Notes on Centra! America; Reed's Lee- er's Physiology and Calisthenics; Osbon's Daniel Vertures on History and Poetry, 257. Hale's Library of ified in History; Oilman's Contributions to Literature, Standard Letters; Post's Skcptictrt Era in Modern His- 837. Margaret Fuller's At Home and Abroad; Iliimtory; Abbott's Napoleon at St. Helena; Taylor's Poems boldt's Cuba; Memoirs of Cumberland; WhittierV of Home and Travel; Bailey's Mystic, 258. Courtc- Panorama, 838.—Foreign Intelligence.—New English nay's Calculus; Bunkley's Escaped Novice, 259. Gris- Works, 118, 409, 553, 838. New French Books, 409, wold's Poets and Poetry of America; Rose Clark; Elm- 553, 838. Death of Montgomery* 409. Death of Rogers, Tree Talcs; Friedel; Winnie and I; Leslie's Portfolio 653, 838.

LIFE INSURANCE—A DREAM 284

LITTLE DORRIT. By Charles Dickens 234, 383, 52G, 669, 813

MADEIRA, PORT, AND SHERRY G01

MAY DAY IN NEW YORK 861

MAY DAY IN THE COUNTRY 862

MONTHLY RECORD OF CURRENT EVENTS.

I'nitkd States.—Elections in New York, Massa- ada by Walker, 112. Treaty with Corral, 112. Attack chusctts, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, on California Steamer, 112. The Kinney Colony, 112, Georgia, Kansas, 111; in Washington Territory, 112; 691. Difficulty at Panama, 112. Scarcity on the PaNew York, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, cine Coast, 113. Census of Chili, 113. Revolution in California, 251; New Hampshire, 833. Free Soil Con- Bolivia, US. Convention in Peru, 113. Cholera In vention in Kansas, 111, 254. Passmore Williamson, Brazil, 113. Resignation of Alvarez, and Election of 111. Agricultural Fair at Boston, 111. Mr. Crampton, Comonfort as President of Mexico, 406, Insurrection

111. General Scott, 111. Free Love Club, 111. Acci- of Uraga, 405. Law against the Press, 547. Haro y dent on Pacific Railway, 111. Indian Hostilities, 111, Tamariz at Puebla, 548, 691, 834. liesignation of Min

112, 254, 404, 547, 091, 833. Cholera on Pacific Steam- istersin Nicaragua, 64S. Revolutionary Movements in era, 112. Relations with Japan, 112, Neutrality Laws, Buenos Ayres and Peru, 548. Relations of Rra7.il and 111, 112, 253. Relations with Great Britain, 253, 689, Paraguay. 548. Chilian Congress, 648. Pronuncia834. Brig Maury, 253. Message of Governors of Geor- miento at Vera Cruz, 691. The Walker Government in gia, Texas, South Carolina, 253; New York, Massachu- Nicaragua, C91. Banishment of Kinney, 691. Seizure sctta, New.Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Wis- of Transit Steamers, 834. War with Costa Rica, 834. consin, Nebraska, 647; Louisiana, 690. I-aw and Order Government Successes in Mexico, 834. Convention in Kansas, 254. Speaker of House of Re- Eubope.—Rate of Discount, 114. Concordat bcpresentatives. 402, 546. Message of tho President, 403. tween Rome and Austria, 114. Hostile Demonstrations Irish Emigrant Aid Society, 403. The Northern Light, against the United States, 265. Expulsion of French 403. The Baker Trinl, 404. Sir John Franklin, 404. Exiles from Jersey, 255. Republican Manifesto, 255. The Bark Resolute, 404. Disturbances in Kansas, 404, Bank Forgers, 256. Lord Mayor's Banquet, 256. Sub689, 833. President's Message on Kansas, 546. Reply marine Tunnel, 256. Close of French Exhibition, 266. of Governor Recder, 546. Meeting of Legislatures of Emperor's Speech, 256. Mission of Canrobert to SweNew York, Maine, Massachusetts New Jersey, Penn- den, 256, 406, 64S. New Russian Levy, 256. Changes sylvaniu, Maryland, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Min- in British Cabinet, 405. Speech of King of Prussia, nesota, 547. Free State Nominations in Kansas, 547; 405. Russian Loan, 405. War Council at Paris, 548. Committees in Congress. 6S9. British Enlistments, 669. Parisian Peace Pamphlet, 648. Treaty between Sweden State Action in Relation to Kansas, 6S9, 832. Presi- and the Allies, 518. Danish Circular, 648. Peace Nodent's Proclamation, 689. Southern Commercial Con- go ti at ions, 649, 691, 834. Emperor of Austria to the vention, 690. American Conventions at Philadelphia; German Confederation, 692. Queen's Speech in ParAdoption of Platform, and Nomination of Fillmore and liament, 692. Debate on Relations M-ith America, 692. Donelson, 690. Republican Convention at Pittsburg; Lord Clarendon on the Peace Negotiations, 692. New Statement of Mr. Blair, and Address of Convention, 690. Regiments sent to Canada, 692. New Order of Merit. The Steamer Pacific, 691, 834. Slave Tragedy at Cin- 692. Annexation of the Kingdom of Oude, 692. Parcinnati, 691. Mr. Dallas as Minister to England, 691, liamentary Items, 834. Dinner to Mr. Buchanan, 834. 834. Burning of Towns in the. Feejee Islands, 691. Birth of King of Algeria, 834. Emperor's Speech,834. Debates in the House on Kansas, and Appointment of The War.—After the Fall of Sebastopol, 113. CanCommittee of Investigation, 832. Reports in the Senate, ture of Kinburn, 113. Hostile Demonstrations, 113.

832. Mr. Cass on Relations with Great Britain, 832. Russian Repulse before Kara, 114. Escajw of the RtisNew Tariff Bill, 832. Measures before Congress, 832. sian Pacific Fleet, 114, Recall of General Simpson, State legislature of Kansas, 832. Seizure of Arms. 833. 256. Fall of Kara, 405. Accident at Inkennann. 405. Utah as a State, 833. The Governorship of Wisconsin, Victory of tho Turks at Ingour, 405. Austrian Proposi

833. Virginia Law against the Abduction of Slaves tions, 406,649. Text of the Propositions, 549. Russian 853. Indian Hostilities, 833. Disasters, 833. Earth- Acceptance, 549. The Pence Conference at Paris, 689. quake in California, 833. Names of the Negotiators, 689. Armistice In the Crira

Soutiikrn America.—Alvarez President of Mexico, ea, 834. State of the Troops, 834. The Sultan's decree

119. Surrender of Metamoraa, 112. Capture of Gran- In Favor of Toleration, 834.

MARTHA WYATTS LIFE 763

MY NEIGHBOR'S STORY 491

PASSAGES OF EASTERN TRAVEL 224, 371, 482

PAUL ALLEN'S WIFE, AND HOW HE FOUND HER 641

PAUPERTOWN: 620

PISTOL SHOT AT THE DUELISTS C09

RECOLLECTIONS OF SAMUEL ROGERS 808

REMEMBRANCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI. By T. B. Thoepe 25

RESURRECTION FLOWER 619

RISE OF THE DUTCH REPUBLIC 769

SEAT OF WAR 281

SENTIMENT AND ACTION 346

SEVEN AGES OF VIRTUE AND VICE 282

SIGHT (the Senses) 801

SISTER ANNE of

SMELL (the Senses) 494

SNAKE CHARMING. By A. M. Henderson, M.D _ G47

STORY OF EMILE ROQUE „ 625

STORY OF KARS 795

STORY OF THE WHALE '. 466

TASTE (the Senses) 73

THE DOPPELGANGER 662

THE TEES 507

THE GNAWERS 756

THE JUNIATA. By T. Addison Richards 433

THE KNOCKER '. 57

THE SENSES 73, 179, 494, 634, 801

THE TERRIBLE TREE 515

TOUCH (the Senses) 179

TRIP TO NEWFOUNDLAND 45

TWO COLLEGE FRIENDS 779

VALENTINES DELIVERED IN OUR STREET 429

VIRGINIA ILLUSTRATED lr>8

VISIT TO THE SILVER MINES OF CENTRAL AMERICA 721

WAY TO GET BLOWN UP 202

WLNDOLOGY 573

WINIFRED'S VOW 81.

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