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We received the June number of the Parlor Magazine in due season, Uut by some mistuke tlie notice of it bas been delayeil. It is a highly nteresting number, richly embelhshei.1 by an engraving of the Notch House, White Mountaina New Hampshire, and its surrounding grand and picturesque scenery, and a beautiful colorcd Hyacintli. The representations of Birds and Flowers we consider a great addition to the beauty of this work. The letters from Italy in this number are particularly ínteresting. The editorial columns in this Magazine are ahvays read with interest, pleasure and profit; and we still tliink it one of the best works of the kind. Union Magazine. - We weie disappointed in not receiving the June number of the Lnion Magazine. We think the May number the best we have seen. It is beautifully embellished, and its contents are of a supePior order. - This Magazine contains abuut fifty pages of rending matter, closely printed. Pnce one dollar a vear in advance - two copies for five dollars. We consider it a cheap pulilication, and a deservedly popular one. Mrs. Kirkland is now in Europe, and we presume its editorial columns will be enriched by her ikdcrs of the Old World. Coi.UMüiAN' Magazine. - A fiiend has handed us the June number of this excellent Magazine ; it contains a great vuriety of hi.ghly interesting Literary matter, with some fine specimens of Poetry, among which, is that brilliant littlegem ; My Bird, by Fanny Fauster, which we copy in our columns to-day. But one of the chief attractions of this number, is a well executed Portrait of the late lamented Slatesman and Philanthropist J. Q. Adams, aecompanied with a review of the solemn and irnpressive scène at the Nation's Capítol on tho 24th of February last, which does great credit to the author, A. J Prime, M. D. He has in his eloquent praise of those who so dislingnished themselves at that timo ard place, almost surpassed them ; like Pollock, who, in his portraiture of Byron, equaled the great Poet himself. There is also in this number a beauliful engraving of a Landing Place in a Harbor at Rhodes. Indeed every tliing of the kind in this work, is of superior execution, and a glance at the list of its gifled contributie?, is at any time a passport to an exalted opinión of the Columbian Magazine. UT" Colonel Benton in a recent 6peech upon tb Oregon question, in reply to J. P. Unie, saiJ : "There could be no measuro introduccd into Congress but this " pestiferous" question of S!uvery was attached to it. It prevented or clogged all legislation. It nvus a question which nfïected and vitiated all subjocts bcfore tho Senate. He bad read in the Holy Book of a people wlio ere cursed by a special visitntion. Tbey were visited by an inundiition of fiogs. If they looked upon their tables, beliold there wen frogs ; even in nenrer and dearer domestic relations, too mysterious to ba alluded to, they were still cursed by frogs. Thus it waa with this pestiferous subjsct of Slavcry ; it was introduced to curso all legislation." The Buffulo Commercial, in nllusion to this pnssage of Benton's speech, remarks : "That his story of the froga. rhighl have beet) turnd by Hale against his argumont. If the nuthor of the Book of Genesis " litis writ his amials truo," the frogs were sent to pingue the Egyptiuns for holding the Isrnelites t bondage ; ns soon ns the latter had permission to dejmrt from their servitude, the frogs disappeared. There could be no Wilmot Proviso, or other plague of the kind, to vex the United States' Senate were it not for the bondïigo of certain individuals but little darker iu complexión than the Egyptiaus." !ty We acknowledge the receipt of a Report from the Committee on Naval Afi'airs, relalive to the Alabama, Georgia and Florida Railroad, accompanied hy memorials from citizens of Alabama and Florida, and a map representing the Railroad completed and in progrfss in the United States, and their proposed connection with the harbor of Pensacola, and its relative position to the various important ports on the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast, and the West Indies - for which we tender our thanks to the Hon. Charles E. Stuaht. ty We published a few woeks since, a letter from Hon. Johir I. Slingerland, to the Albany Kve. Journal referring to Chaplain Slicer. We now give Slicer's answer, and a rejoiruler by Slingerland, which will be found on our first page.