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thwart the desires of their constituents, and explanatory note : “My dear Lady-The colors stay the wheels of government through the me. I have selected and used for your dress, have dium of a conspiracy like this.
been tried by the English, the French, and 21. There were other matters of public busi more recently by the Mexicans, and as they are ness that might have been transacted legally convinced, no doubt, that these colors always and constitutionally without the presence of the
stand, I have no hesitation myself in warranting conspirators. This should have been done. them not to run.”— The ladies of the Commer
As it is, an extra session must be called, new cial Metropolis, despairing of ever getting clean elections held, new taxes incurred, and all for streets, through the medium of corporation the glory of party rancor and factional fury.
brooms, have taken the matter in their own Thus are the people bamboozled, and cheated hands. The sidewalks and crossings, instead of by those whom they call their servants; and being swept by the sans cullottes offspring of pothus will they continue, so long as they consent verty, are now carefully cleansed by the fashionto remain under the chains of partisan corruption
| able ladies, who carry home, under their long and despotism.
skirts the street gatherings of their promenades.
Fortunately no person is now entitled by conCHIT-CHAT WITH READERS.
tract to the corporation mud, and hence no one
has a right to complain if the ladies carry it We see it stated in the papers that a project
away. - We see it stated that a woman has is on foot to get up a World's Fair in this coun
been arrested in Philadelphia, and held to bail try next year, after the fashion of the one now
on a charge of seducing a young man. The going forward at London, under the auspices of
father of the youth makes the charge. In the the Royal Consort, Prince Albert, and that Go
adoption of laws to prevent the crime of seduc. vernor's Island has been pitched upon as the
tion, our savans seem to have acted on the hypoplace of holding it. The idea of a World's Fair
thesis that the feminine gender are the sole on Governor's Island exhibits the sagacity of its
victims. We are compelled to disagree. We Cockney projectors The products of the single State of New York would occupy the whole space,
believe that woman with her witching charms is including Castle William, fort, barracks, com
the great seducer. Scripture informs us that
she was the first transgressor in that field; and mandant's quarters, and all. It has been fur
we verily believe there are more Milwoods and ther intimated that the crystal palace or glass- Barnwells than the world at large gives credit house is to be purchased and transported to Go
for, Some poor devil of a poet wrote on the vernor's Island for this affair. This is an ex
window of a broker's office, in the purlieus of cellent plan, since the “palace” is a quarter of
Wall street, the following distich : a mile in length, adapted to level ground, and
“While waiting a broker to shave you a note, the Island is but half as long, and almost cone
Your hands in your pockets, your heart in your throat,
You wish all his blood-sucking tribe to the devil, Fair, and on Governor's Island, by all means. Yet own the necessity of such an evil." - Another “ poo nigga," named Sims, has been There is doubtless much of truth as well as poesent back to his owner, having been caught try in what he says.—On Sunday morning, “running away." The Boston Abolitionists tried April 20th, the New-Yorkers were called to hard to swear black was white, and spent a good breakfast in the midst of a throughbred snowdeal of money, philanthropy and hypocrisy, on storm. The spring season of '51 has had to wade behalf of the higher law; but it wouldn't do : through many a snow bank, but she is here at Sims was proved to be a runaway, and the last, as sweet and smiling as a fresh nosegay. court sent him home again. It must be pecu- / - The Mayor of Limerick has invited the liarly gratifying to his weeping white brethren | Mayor of New York to visit him this summer, of Boston to know that their unhappy friend and bring a packet ship along with him. The was a philosopher, and went off in the midst of Sunday Courier thinks we have been so long their prayers and wailing, singing that favorite engaged in entertaining visitors from Limerick song, “Oh, carry me back to Old Virginny,” and its neighborhood, at the public expense, that while one of the officers in charge played the it is about time our hospitalities were acknow. “bone" accompaniment. - We have seen before, ledged. — Mr. Martin Farquhar Tupper, an somewhere, the following anecdote, but it is good English gentleman who has made a great many enough to tell again : Fast COLOR-A lady, a proverbs,good and bad, has brought his patronizshort time since, sent an elegant dress to a dyer's, ing physiognomy amongst us. Mr. Tupper had an with instructions that he should dye it in hand-excellent characterin America before he left home some colors, warranted not to run. She was and probably if he had stayed there he would not somewhat surprised when the garment was sent have lost it; but he missed one figure when he home ornamented all over with beautiful little came among the Yankees, who, although not a American flags, accompanied by the following nation of grandees, generally look right into
and through everything that is worth looking at, | performed at Barnum's, with Clark (the origieven a mill-stone. Mr. Tupper went through nal,) as Charles Torrens, and Mr. Hadaway, as the ordeal, and was found to be so full of egotism Aminidab Sleek; Miss Chapman plays her old and “gammon,” notwithstanding his fine pro | part of Mrs. Ormsby Delmain. In the afternoon verbs, that it was impossible that he could " pass a variety of choice farces are given. Besides muster.” He will assuredly be civilly enter which, the Museum is stored with curiosities tained, passed round, and, when he has seen all and wonders. the lions, sent home again, labelled “this side NATIONAL THEATRE.--Mr Charles Dibdin up, with care."--The Aldermen of Boston, Pitt is the reigning star of this popular theatre who have charge, we believe, of the “ cradle of at the present time, and is performing a round liberty," (Faneuil Hall,) refused, on a recent of characters in tragedy. The enterprising maoccasion, to allow the Hon. Daniel Webster, nager, Mr. Purdy, determined to keep pace their own U. S, Senator, to address the people of with the modern taste for novelty, is now preBoston within its walls; yet without hesitation paring a grand fairy spectacle at a great exthese same Aldermen threw open its doors to | pense, and in unusual magnificence. This will that foreign incendiary, Thompson, for the pur be brought out in a few days. pose of preaching treason to Americans! We | BROUGHAM has just produced a laughable are happy to state, however, that the Common trifle, called “ A Row at the Lyceum,” in which Council of that city passed, unanimously, a me. both audience and actors are partakers, not only rited and contemptuous rebuke upon the con in the fun but the performance. It is indescriduct of the Aldermen. The people will, doubt- bable; therefore go and see it. less, endorse it at the next election. The city Fellows' MINSTRELs, at the beautiful musiof New York appears in a fair way of getting cal hall, 444 Broadway, are gaining nightly in rid of those blasphemous and treasonable orgies popularity. called “ Anti-slavery anniversaries.” The so- THE CHRISTY's are at Mechanic's Hall, their ciety, under whose auspices they have been old quarters. held, being unable to obtain a place of meeting in the city this year, give notice that they will hold it at Syracuse. - "Father,” said an eager
THE SWEDISH NIGHTENGA LE.—The Queen of youth,“ may I go on top of the house and fly my
Song whose triumphs have always been brilliant,
is soon to be welcomed back to our Metropolis, kite ?” “ Yes, my son, on one condition.” “Well,
from her Southern and Western tour. From what is it, father.” “Why, that you will sit what we can understand, it is the intention, of down first and count a million.” “Well, I'll do Barnum, who has the touch of Midas, to open at that.” So he sat down and went at it, but after
Castle Garden such monster concerts as the
World never produced on record before, and half an hour he found that he had only reached
which will be of that peculiar order as not only three thousand. “At this rate,” said he, “it to be considered brilliant triumphs by honestwill be a good while before I fly my kite.” Then hearted Republicans, but will resound amid he took out his pencil and paper, and found, by Earth’s remotest bounds, and cause European figures, that he could not accomplish the task in
aristocracy to open their eyes at our calling.
At present, the topic of conversation is all in sixteen days, even though he counted one hun.
regard to these concerts which are forthcoming. dred in each minute, working ten hours a day. The mass in general are discussing the expected
project, devising, scheming and wondering what AMUSEMENTS.
are the intentions of Barnum. Various are the
reports already afloat; everybody is on tiptoe; BROADWAY THEATRE is crowded nightly to Castle Garden is named often ; Barnum is not witness the splendid scenic pageant, entitled only talked about, but watched. Yet the pub“ The Vision of the Sun,” now being performed lic in general are ignorant of w
lic in general are ignorant of what is to come. there. The artists and machinists engaged in
Some feel easier, and breathe freer, since it has
been announced that Mil'e Lind has secured putting it upon the stage are entitled to much
apartments in Lamartine. Place; since it is credit for the beauty of scenery and the perfec
known that extensive preparations are being tion of the machinery employed.
made at Castle Garden for her grand monster Niblo, after turning his house into a circus concerts, since it is a positive fact that Salvi's for a month, opened for the legitimate summer
services have been secured to assist the Night
engale. Yet there remains a very important season, on Monday, April 28th, with the cele
secret untold. What are Barnum's plans? Here brated Rossi family, who are now giving their is the mystery. Now the only thing to be done, pleasing entertainments nightly.
is to wait patiently until the ** great projector" BARNUM'S MUSEUM.--At this little temple of arrives-until he has placed his feet on Man. Thespis an excellent company is now engaged,
hattan soil; and then, we can assure you, that
after he has taken a “bird's eye view of matand the performances are highly attractive.
· ters and things in general, bank stock and Wall-" The Serious Family," which had so long street included, we shall all know of what is to and successful a run at Burton's, is now being follow. Time will soon decide.
OUR BOOK TABLE.
Nile Notes OF A HOWADJI.-Harper &
Brothers, 82 Cliff-street. The author of this S knowledge, ac- book has been too modest to give us his name; cording to the au- but whoever he is, we should like to know more thority of King of him. He is, or professes to be, a traveler in Solomon, is better
Africa and the East, and his notes are as musi
cal and oriental as the East itself. His descripgthan rubies, he tion flits over the mind, not in prosy detail, but who holds or pos- fable-like, in soft and kaleidoscopic visions, minsesses the “ Treas- | gling facts and experience with shadowy remiEury of Knowledge” | niscences of the Arabian nights. It is a book is wealthy indeed.
a to interest and amuse. This brings us to APPLETON'S MECHANICS' MAGAZINE AND notice, in presence of the readers of | ENGINEERS' JOURNAL.-This is a monthly sethe Republic, that a new and revised | rial, published by D. Appleton & Co., 200 edition of that great work, “ The Broadway, devoted to Natural, Experimental, TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE” has
and Mechanical Philosophy, the Arts and Sci
ences. Edited by Julius W. Adams, Civil Enjust been issued, in three convenient
| gineer. Terms, $3 a year, or twenty-five cents volumes, of near 800 pages each, from the press a number. The four numbers of this work of Caspar C. Childs, 178 Fulton-street, up already issued give promise of a valuable constairs. The “ Treasury” is, what its title im- clusion. Their contents are not mere compilaports, a library in itself ; in which may be found tions from old works, but embrace the most à Universal Gazetteer or Geographical Diction- | modern revelations in art, science and mechaary, an epitome of Chronology and History,a com- nics, all lucidly illustrated with well-executed pendious Classical Dictionary, an English Gram- | drawings. mar and Dictionary, a list of verbal distinctions,
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title of a neat little pocket pamphlet, published several languages, a Dictionary of Quotations,
, | by Curran Dinsmore, 138 Fulton street. The translated, a Dictionary of Law Terms, a Com
| Guide contains a complete register of every mon Place Book, containing a million of facts, on art, science, history, literature, &c., and an
| railroad station in the country, with the hours
of starting of each train; distances, fares, &c., Original Biography of Distinguished Americans.
&c., corrected monthly; also full information of In a word, there is scarcely a branch of human
the several steamboat lines, ocean steamers, knowledge that is not treated in a lucid, though condensed manner, in this most valuable work,
stages, &c. and it is difficult to conceive that any library Rose Douglass, or the Autobiography of a can be complete without it.
Minister's Daughter. From the Edinburgh edi. REICHENBACH's DYNAMICS OF MAGNETISM,
tion. D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway. This translated and edited by Dr. John Ashburner;
is a highly interesting novel, appropriate for published by J. S. Redfield. Clinton Hall. A family reading, and exhibiting numerous phases profound work, treating of the unity, or rather of Scottish domestic life in the vivid colors of the contiguity of the Electric Elements with reality, which is said to be stranger than fiction. Vital Force, and the direct influence of the
The volume is handsomely gotten up in cloth former upon the latter. The subject here de
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THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS.
po“We have received No. 4 of The Republic,' a monthly Magazine, from the publisher, which we decline noticing, until we can rely upon receiving the numbers as they are issued, as we have heretofore noticed a number of works and papers, after having received a copy or two, with a request so to do, when they entirely dis
We find the above in the Rhinebeck Gazette, to which, at the earnest request of a mutual friend, we sent a copy of No. 4 of the Republic. We did not “request” the Editor of that paper to give us a notice, nor did we ask him to make the above display of his peculiar politeness.
We have reason to know that the Order of United NEW-JERSEY.- Our Order in New Jersey is
Americans may thank him for the downfall of gaining rapidly in the estimation of the citizens
Worth Chapter, and we are of opinion that he of that patriotic State, and a corresponding in- is now too well known to be permitted to play crease of members is the gratifying result.
the same game with “ Oneachta.” Oneachta Within three years from its organization at is as a brand plucked from the burning-a pheNewark, no less than thirteen Chapters have
nix from the ashes of treason; and the purified been created in various portions of the State,
elements of which she is composed, will enable and the whole are now in a most prosperous con
her to resist the assaults of her enemies from dition. On the 24th of May inst., they have re- | every quarter. If the Editor of the Gazette will solved on celebrating their anniversary in an
transmit a couple of dollars to this office, he may imposing and appropriate manner, at the city of “rely upon receiving the numbers as they are Newark, and it will be seen by the following | issued.” How about “ that Banner?" notice, that the Order generally are invited to
CHAPTER OFFICERS AND REPRESENTATIVES. participate with them on that occasion :
-The selection of the men best adapted to the Newark, N. J., April 21, 1881.
particular offices which they are required to fill, THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS
is a subject deserving the consideration of every In New Jersey will celebrate the anniversary of their organization, in this State, on the
Chapter. For example, your corresponding offi24th day of May next, in the City of Newark, by
cers should be men accustomed to the use of the a public procession and oration, and with other pen, and to habits of correspondence ; your appropriate exercises.
financial officers should understand figures and The members of the Order generally, through
accounts; if they are proficient book-keepers, all out the United States, are cordially invited to attend and participate with us on that occasion.
| the better. Your Sachems and High Chiefs By order of the Committee of Arrangements,
should be men of experience, good readers, and John 0. GODFREY, Chairman.
familiar with our constitution and laws, and Chas. W. Poor, Secretary. your representatives in Chancery should, espeWe are sure this invitation will be heartily
| cially, be men of clear judgment, quick appreresponded to by the Order, in New-York at least.
hension and well versed on Constitutional points. New-York owes New Jersey two or three in They are the men who make your general laws, stallments of this nature, and we hope to see
and you should send such men as you know are them paid with interest.
competent to perform that duty; they are also,
under our present organization, members of the THE JERSEY CONTINENTAL GUARD of Jersey last court of appeal, invested with a high judicial City have accepted an invitation of the Commit- character, and as such should be above the postee of arrangements, to attend the anniversary sibility of favoritism or partiality, ready at all celebration of the 0. U. A. of the State of New times to sustain the laws without fear or favor, Jersey, accompanied by Shelton's American and do all things for the advancement and honor Brass Band, at the City of Newark, on Saturday, of the Order. In the choice of executive memMay 24th.
bers, bear in mind that their duties demand the utmost patriotism, discretion and industry.
New-York, April 10, 1851. Hence, men who are devotedly attached to our | MR. WHITNEY : cause, and who are able and willing to give I SIR, You are not the first man that has at. time as well as fidelity, should be chosen on those tempted to publish a Native American paper, committees.
and failed in the attempt. Such narrow-minded
doctrines won't pay, for there isn't spirit enough CHAPTER SEALS.--We give below, an impres- among your boasting Americans to sustain it. sion from the seal of Continental Chapter, No.
They can brag, and bluster, and lurra, and cry,
“Down with foreigners,” and make parades and 12, engraved by Brother S. M. Wood, an ap
all that kind of stuff; but when you come to pentice in the office of Mr. N. Orr. The beauty of dollars and cents, it's quite another affair. The execution and the taste of the design are com- “ almighty dollar” carries the day. Let me tell mendable in the highest degree. There is an you, the foreigners in this country are its bone old adage which says, that if a thing is worth
| and sinew, and they can raise more money in
one day for any purpose than you could squeeze doing, it is worth doing well, and we are glad to
out of the Native Americans in a year; and you find our Chapters adopting it, especially in mat can't publish papers and magazines without moters of artistic embellishment. An honest and ney if you're honest; so you'd better stop it, praiseworthy emulation exists in this matter,
this matter. and take the advice of which we find evinced in the meritorious works
A FOREIGNER. of art exhibited on the banners, seals and other
REMARKS, ornate of the various Chapters.
We have received a number of epistles from various quarters, very much of the same tenor as the above, and the principal reasons for not publishing them have been their utter want of decency on the one hand, and of public interest on the other. We select the above as being in much better tone than usual, and somewhat argumentative in its character. Our correspondent commences with a truth, but we do not agree with his deductions. He says that others have attempted to publish purely American papers and failed: this is very true; but it does not follow, as he supposes, that Americans will not support an American publication under any circumstances. At least our experience thus far does not look so--nearly one hundred new yearly subscribers having been added to our list since the issue of our last number. We are willing to try the experiment a little longer, at any rate, trusting that there is more spirit among our “boasting Americans” than this correspondent gives us credit for. As to the foreign “ bone and sinew” that he talks about, we can only
admit that there is more of it here than is agreeSEAL OF CONTINENTAL CHAPTER, No. 12.
able to our tas-payers. EXECUTIVE CONVENTION.--- An adjourned convention of the Grand Executive Committee,
THE DAUGHTERS AT NEWARK. -- Liberty and the Executive Committees of the several Chapter, No. 1, U. D. A., has been organized Chapters of the State of New York, will be held
now about three months, and is rapidly gaining at Chancery Rooms, corner of Broadway and
members from among the patriotic ladies of that Grand street, on Monday evening, 5th of May city. Our sincere thanks are due to this Chap
on of the execu. ter for a goodly list of fair subscribers, received inst., for the further organization of the executive department, and the transaction of important
from them through the hands of Grand Sachem business. We are requested to call attention to Godfrey. Miss Charlotte Prosche is at present the fact, and request every member to attend. the Presiding Daughter of Liberty Chapter.
A. B. ELY, Esq., of Boston, has accepted the LADY PERRY CHAPTER, No. 6., U. D. A., held invitation of the Committee of arrangments to their second Anniversary at Kickerbocker Hall, deliver the oration on Saturday, the 24th May, corner of 8th Avenue and 23d Street, on Monday, at the anniversary celebration of the 0. U. A. April 21st, and were addressed by Chancellors of the State of New-Jersey, at the City of New Whitney, of Franklin Chapter, and Boyce of ark,