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ber of that class of mortals which, according to Horace, neither gods nor men, nor booksellers' shops tolerate
Non homines, non df, non concessere columnæ.
We formerly regarded the Pelican as not a suitable emblem for the Mutual Benefit, but whether it is so now or not, may be judged from the following characteristics ascribed to it by Buffon: "The pelicans,” says that great naturalist, “are gregarious, and fish is their favorite food. They store up their prey in their gular pouch, from which it is gradually transferred to the æsophagus ; but when harrassed or pursued, they readily, eject the contents of the stomach, like the gull tribe. Though remarkable for their voracity, some of the species have been trained to fish in the service of man." We shall only ask now, what sort of fish does the Newark pelican prey upon ? We have been at the pains to take full notes for the purpose
of illustrating the actual condition of Fire Insurance interests, but the space and time we have devoted to life insurance render it impossible for us to make proper use of them in our present number. But they are such, in general, as will not grow stale in three months; and those interested may rest assured that they will not be overlooked in our next. We can do little more now than merely to mention two or three companies. From the fact that we hold policies ourselves, for which we have duly paid, from the Hope, the Washington, and the Hanover, it may fairly be presumed that we have some knowledge of the character and standing of those companies. After an experience of several years, as a policy-holder of each of the two former companies, we can only say that we have ever found them faithful and honorable; but we can by no means say the same of the latter. Once, indeed, we thought highly of the Hanover, and what we thought we did not hesitate to give expression to in these pages. Whether we are justified in altering our opinion of the Hanoverian plan, of insurance as illustrated in New York our readers may judge from a fact or two: We insure a part of our library in the Hanover office with the clear understanding that when we remove our office the policy will be altered so as to make it equally binding in our new quarters. We remove in May, as we had intended, but are in no hurry to ask the Hanover to alter its policy as it promised to do, not supposing for a moment that it would refuse. It did refuse, however, su that instead of insuring our books for a year, as agreed upon, it only insured them for about half a year! The loss we do not regard as a
serious one; we mention it only for the purpose of putting others on their guard lest they too might have reason to object to the Hanoverian plan. In our opinion, the Hope plan, or the Washington plan, is vastly better, and more honorable.
Some of our insurance journals eulogize the Hanover periodically, in no measured terms; the same journals abuse with equal frequency and zeal the Andes, Amazon and Trinmph. According to such high authorities as the Goodsells, Mr. B. S. Walcott, president of the Hanover, is a paragon of honesty and fidelity, and Mr. J. B. Bennett, president of the Andes, Amazon and Triumph, is entirely destitute, not only of honesty and fidelity, but of every other good quality ! But good deeds are better than flattering words; and the following extract from an official document now before us, and dated July 1, 1872, tells of the deeds of only one of the abused trio, namely, the Andes :
“In Chicago, 170 claims were paid. In 14 months there was accepted in the finest business portions of the city, less than one risk every other day: $612,510.08 was paid for buildings and stocks in fine stone or brick houses with metal roofs and shutters-Class A and B; $288,670.97 was paid for buildings and stocks in good stone or brick houses, with shingle or composition roofs-Class C ; and only $39,844.80 of this heavy loss was in wooden structures."
If it be abuse a record like this deserves, it is not strange that one of the opposite character should elicit high praise. Be this as it may, we confess that we should have much more confidence in the policy of Mr. J. B. Bennett than in that of Mr. B. S. Walcott, although so far as we are aware we have never seen the former gentleman, or any of his colleagues.
Art, its laws, etc., reviewed, 206.
Bedford, Gunning S., his high character as
city judge, 379-resolutions in favor of,
Belknap, General, what he has done for
Bennet, James Gordon, article on, 169 et seq.
---time and death as vindicators, 169-the
best often most reviled, i6.-tributes,
170-faults of the bold magnified, 171—
Mr. Bennet compared to ancient philoso-
phers, 171-2- to learned bodies, 172-
Diogenes, 173--offer by Mr. Lincoln, 173
-declined, 174contempt for politi.
cians, ib.-courtesy to writers, lib.--
generosity to superannuated, ib.--sketch
of career, 175 et seq.--character as a
writer, 177.-extract from article, 178–
faith in American people, ib.--quotations
from learned languages, 179-admiration
for the appropriate, 180-inherited quali-
ties and qualifications, ib.--monument
bailt, 181-flower wreaths, ib.--appro-
priate inscription, ib.
Bible, English, our and its ancestors re-
Boys of Eaglewood, noticed, 391 et seq.
Brougham, Lord, his Life and Times, re-
Bryant's Translation of Homer, article on,
118 et seq.-brief review of first volume,
119-Greek letters in an American news-
paper-contributed criticism, 120 et seq.-
specimen and argument, 123--Other spe-
cimens, 125—criticisms, 126 et seq.-ex-
tract, 128-9-speech of Achilles, 130-
specimens and comparisons, 132-6--criti-
cism on Odyssey, 137-9-fine passages,
139--much to admire in version, ib.--
extract, ib.-admirable passage, 140-1.
Candidates, Our, as Reformers, etc., article
on, 669 et seq.-merits and demerits of
presidental, 869-no objection to Grant as
a military man, 370—for appointing
military men to office, ib.-mayoralty
candidates—board of audit, 875—scene
at comptroller's office, ib.-monody,
876—four candidates, 381.
Catechism, New, for young ladies--gods
and goddesses, article on, 275 et seq.-
prologue, 275-fathers and sieters, 276–
learning, piety and thrift of some modern
superioresses, ib.--regrets of Catholics,
277—a representation long discredited, ib.
-Ring preferences, 278—three commu-
nications in a pile, ib.-general rule, ib.--
particular le:ters, n, 278-9-three letters
not an index, 279-contrasts, 280—elight
illastration, n, 280-282-influences, 281--
class-rooms and bedrooms, n, 282—the
intellectual and the manual, ib.--garden
divinities, 283 -- impartial course, ib.-
Catholic clergy, 283 -- exception, ib.
course of Christian Brothers, ib.--their
provincial, 284—visit to Hon. Charles
O'Conor, ib.-impressions of the Ring, 285
--predictions, 286-editor of Quarterly
not a father confessor to Sacred Heart, ib.
--reasons for provincial's confidence, 287
et seq.-comparisons, 288-lecturing un.
der difficulties, 289--offers and replies, ib.
- liberality of priests, n, 289-generosity
of provincial, 290—of director of college,
id. - different kinds of teaching, ib.-
course of Protestant educators, 291--kick-
ing those assailed not characteristic of
woman, 292—& lady who vindicates her
sex, ib-pupils and their parents as relat-
ed to the Ring, ib.--evil for good, 293-8
slight criticism and its consequences, 294
-final decree, ib.--patronage of fathers
and sisters, ib. - comparison, 295--the
new catechism, ib.-" reliable sources,"
id.--specimens of catechism, 296–299–
"friendly" goddesses, 297–9 — Dido's
throne, 298-ber suicide, ib.-Psycha
overlooked ae too hum-drum a goddess,
299—woman's rights, 300—" the path of
glory," id.-chariot racing a “glorious".
thing for young ladies, ib.-new cate-
chisro and “Black Crook," n, 300-301-
probable admiration of Mrs. Woodhull
and her assoriates, 301--views of great
educators, ib.-- nuhlegel's opinion, 302–
St. Augustine's, ib.--Mungo Park's tri.
bute to woman, 403-tributes to nuns by
Voltaire, Michelet, O'Conor, 303-4-true
#abstitution, 211 ---force of images, 212-
illustrations, ib.--recollection, 214- con-
nected images, 215—hallucination, 216–
memory lost and regained, ib.-eensa-
tions, 217—smell and taste, 218-touch,
219-the encephalon, 220—the brain lobes,
221-experiments upon, ib. - substance of
cerebral hemispheres, 222-animals live
without lobes, ib.- the body a machine,
ib. --mind distinct from body, 223-proofs,
224—the brain, 225—human mentality,
227--mental facts and forces, ib.--natore
of matter, 228--act of sensation, 229.
Gems, Ancient engraved, article on, 265
et seq.--value set by ancients upon, ib.-
portrait of Mithradates, ib.-of Arsione,
etc. ib.--engraved rings, 266-portraits, of
Nero, ib.-statue of Pallas, 267--scenes
from mythology. ib.-stones chiefly en.
graved, 268 --Bacchic subjects, 269—-legend
of Prometheus, 270—Medusa, 272--Horace
illustrated by geme, it.--portraits of em-
perors, 273-facility of imitating gems,
274-increare of collections, 275.
Gesta Romanorum, reviewed, 196-8.
Grant, General, his habits and qualities, 372.
Grant and Greeley, article on, 105 et seq.--
gift-taking, 108-St. Domingo affair, ib.
|--Associates of Grant, 10~Mr. Sumner's
arraigament of, ib.--comparison of rings,
109—Boatwell's Yaokee notions, n. 110-
comparisons, 111-good butchers, 113-
nomination of Mr. Greeley, ib.--claims of
American editore, 114_illustratione, 116
-qualifications of Greeley, 116--mind and
di matter, 117.
Greek Language, A Grammar of the, cri-
ticised, 388 et seq.
Greeley, Horace, his qualifications-his
Green, Andrew H., in collusion with Ring,
373-recommended by Sweeny, ib.-liber-
ality to Ring papers, ib.-ridiculous plight
of, 375–monody on, 376–German illus-
tration of character, 377.
Havemeyer, Mr., 372.
Herschel, Alexander, as the assistant of Sir
William, his brother, 241.
Herschel, Miss Caroline, as an astronomer,
Herschel, Sir William, article on, 231 et seq.
--classes of discoverers, 232-Herschel
one of the greatest discoverers, ib.-
sketch of his life, 233 et seq.--neglect of
early education, 234—-successful efforts to
retrieve neglect, ib.-his method that of
nature, 235 - appointed organist, ib.--
learns optics, 236–benefits derived from
that science, ib.--his great telescopes, 237
--discovers Uranus, 238-pensioned by
George III., ib.--estimate by Arago, 239-
memoire, - 240 honorary degree, 241-
great reflecting telescope, id.-discoveries,
Ingalls, General, 371.
James, Brother, 341,
Jesuits, The, why they are expelled, article
on, 245 et seq-oppression and its effects,
ib.--expulsion, ib.--course of Prussia, 246
-Jesuits as educators, 246 – former perse-
cutions, 247-logic of Prussia, ib.--prece-
dents, ib.--comparisons, ib.-other ex-
prersions, 249--war on learned men, 251
-estimate of Hallam, 252—pamphlete by
Jesuits, 253—decline in Prussian system
of education, ib.--most serious charge
against Jesuits refuted, note, 253-pro-
tests by public meetings in England, 254
- feeling in Germany among the learned,
255—tributes by great educators, Sturm,
ib.-Wolf, 256-opinion of Frederick the
Great, 257—degenerate Jesuite and their
favorites, ib.--what Jesuits have done
for literature, 258,et 89. — illustrious
pupils, 259-method of study, 260- what
Jesuits have done for science, 261--
curious charge, 262---its refutation, ib.-
pulpit orators, 263-great captainr, ib
excellent teachers to be expected, 264.
Jews, The, in Spain, article on, 305 et seq.
-high antiquity claimed by Spaniards,
ibo-historians disagree, 30;--- Iberians,
307—whence they came, ib.--the Phoeni.
clans, 308—what they brought, ib.-dis-
puted episode, 309_Jews carried into
captivity, 310 -- tradition, ib.-legends
and fictions, 311--forged letters, 312-18
apostolic missions, 814-Jews lose their
own language in Spain, 316-council of
bishops, 316-charge of proselytism, ib.--
decree against Jews, ib.-banishment, ib.
-restrictions, 317–Blavery, ib.--rigorous
laws revived, 318-intolerable oppression,
ib. — contested point, 319 — the Jews
avenge themselver, 320—found academies,
321 — learned Jews, ib.—Hebrew physi.
ciane, id.-authors and scientific men,
322—dominion of Moors, 323-persecu -
tion by Alphonse X, 324—tomult against
Jews, 325-pillaged and murdered, ib.
prohibition of Talmud. 326 – antipathy
against Jews, ib.--oppression of, by Fer-
dinand, 327--confiscations, 328-final ex-
pulsion, 329–estimated numbers of ex-
pelled, ib.-Jewish blood in Spaniards.
Justin, Brother, 345.
Logic as an Agency of Reform, article on,
348 et seq.--conditione, id fundamental