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showed Monmouth to be like Macedon; Light in the Dwelling; or A Harmony of and Adair and Boudinot, that the Cherokees the Four Gospels. New York: D. Apo were the lost tribes of Israel.

pleton & Co. He, again, p. 199, informs us of the existence, among the mountains, of a colony of

This is a large and finely printed volume white aborigines :

of nearly six hundred pages, intended to

supply a short homily, to be read at the “By information derived from various family altar, sor every day in the year. sources, I am enabled to present the follow- For those who live not in the present, it is ing statement relative to this interesting peo a most valuable work. ple:

“The Munchies are a nation of white abo Chambers's Information for the People. rigines, actually existing in a valley among. the Sierra de los Mimbros chain, upon one of

A popular Encyclopædia. First Amethe affluents of the Gila, in the extreme north

rican edition, with numerous additions, western part of the Province of Sonora.

and more than five hundred engrat“ They number about eight hundred in all. ings. Philadelphia: G. B. Zeiber & Co. Their country is surrounded by lofty mountains at nearly every point, and is well wa

The name of “ Chambers”—so long con. tered and very fertile, though of limited ex nected with one of the most unaffectedly tent. Their dwellings are spacious apart- useful and intelligent journals published in ments, nicely excavated in the hill-sides, and the language—is sufficient to insure for this are frequently cut in the solid rock. “They subsist by agriculture, and raise into the work itself, we find it in every

compilation a general regard. Looking cattle, horses and sheep. Their features correspond with those of Europeans, though with way admirable, full of interesting informa. a complexion, perhaps, somewhat fairer, and tion on a thousand topics, and, what is a form equally if not more graceful.

more, information to be relied on. The arAmong them are many of the arts and ticles are, of course, by different hands, as comforts of civilized life. They spin and evident enough by differences in style; weave, and manufacture hutter and cheese, but the language employed is generally with many of the luxuries known to more enlightened nations.

lucid and flowing, and marked with a * Their political economy, though much simplicity suited to the subject. after the patriarchal order, is purely republican in its character. The old men exercise Pictorial History of England, Nos. 5, 6, the supreme control in the enactment and execution of the laws. These laws are usually

7. New York: Harper & Brothers. of the most simple form, and tend to promote the general welfare of the community. They

We have before commended this work, are made by a concurrent majority of the se as undoubtedly affording more accurate in. niors in council-each male individual, over formation respecting the early ages of Eng. a specified age, being allowed a voice and a land, especially of the customs and manvote. “Questions of right and wrong are heard

ners of the people, with local annals, inci

dents, individual characteristics and gleams and adjudged by a committee selected from the council of seniors, who are likewise em

of biography, than any other history in the powered to redress the injured, and pass sen- language. It has not the originality and tence upon the criminal.

polish of Hume, or perhaps the fullness of “In morals, they are represented as honest political changes to be found in Turner; and virtuous. In religion, they differ but lit- but it is in general respects superior to them tle from other Indians.

both, and is full of interest on every page. “ They are strictly men of peace, and never go to war, nor even, as a common thing, opo elegance-quite equal in the main to the

It is issued by the publishers with much surrounding nations. On the appearance of English cops, of which it is designed to be an enemy, they immediately retreat, with a close transcript. their cattle, horses, sheep and other valuables, to mountain caverns, fitted at all times for their reception—where, by barricading the A Text Book of Chemistry; for the use entrances, they are at once secure, without

of Schools and Colleges. By JOHN a resort to arms."

WILLIAM DRAPER, M.Ď. New York : Of course, our philosophic traveler con Harper & Brothers. siders them a colony of Romans ;-some persons might doubt if the people described This volume contains the substance of exist at all.

the lectures which Mr. Draper has been The book is, perhaps, worth purchasing; accustomed for some years to deliver in the but, with several others that have lately University of New York. It is much fuller been written about these regions, it quite than any school book on Chemistry yet pubsinks out of sight in comparison with Fre- lished, containing, in a popular form, and mont's Narrative, some parts of which are lucidly arranged, all the modern discoveries almost as admirable as Cæsar's Commenta- in this interesting and important field of ries.

knowledge. The illustrations are ample.

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