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look to ourselves, and to cherish, with more care than ever, the security of our institutions and the preservation of our policy and principles.
"By the policy to which we have adhered since the days of Washington, we have prospered beyond precedent; we have done more for the cause of liberty in the world than arms could effect. We have shown to other nations the way to greatness and happiness; and if we but continue united as one people, and persevere in the policy which our experience has so clearly and triumphantly vindicated, we may in another quarter of a century furnish an example which the reason of the world cannot resist. But if we should involve ourselves in the tangled web of European politics, in a war in which we could effect nothing, and if in that struggle Hungary should go down, and we should go down with her, where then would be the last hope of the friends of freedom throughout the world. Far better is it for ourselves, for Hungary, and for the cause of liberty, that, adhering to our wise pacific system, and avoiding the distant wars of Europe, we should keep our lamp burning brightly on this western shore, as a ligli to all nations, than to hazard its utter extinction, amid the ruins of fallen or falling republics in Europe."
priety, that mere sympathy, or the expression of sympathy, cannot advance your purposes. You require 'material aid. And, indeed, it is manifest that the mere declarations of the sympathy of Congress, or of the President, or of the public, would be of little avail, unless we were prepared to enforce those declarations by a resort to arms, and unless other nations could see that preparation and determination upon our part.
“Well, sir, suppose that war should be the issue of the course you propose to us. Could we then effect any thing for you, ourselves, or the cause of liberty I To transport men and arms across the ocean, in sufficient numbers and quantities to be effective against Russia and Austria, would be impossible. It is a fact which perbaps may not be generally known, that the most imperative reason with Great Britain for the clnge of her last war with us, was the immense cost of the transportation and maintenance of forces and munitions of war in such a distant theatre; and yet she had not perhaps more than 30,000 men upon this continent at any time. Upon land, Russia is invulnerable to us, as we are to ber. Upon the ocean, a war between Russia and this country would result in the mutual annoyance to commerce, but probably in little else. I learn recently that her war marine is superior to that of any nation in Europe, except perhaps Great Britain. Her ports are few, her commerce limited; while we, on our part, would offer as a prey to her cruisers a rich and extensive commerce.
* Thus, sir, after effecting nothing in such a war, after abandoning our ancient policy of amity and pon-intervention in the affairs of other nations, and thus justifying them in abandoning the terms of forbearance and non-interference which they have hitherto preserved towards us; after the downfall, perhaps, of the friends of liberal institutions in Europe, ber despots, imitating and provoked by our fatal example, may turn upon us in the hour of weakness and exhaustion; and with an almost equally irresistible force of reason and of arms, they may say to us, You have set us the example. You have quit your own to stand on foreign ground; you have abandoned the policy you professed in the day of your weakness, to interfere in the affairs of the people upon this continent, in behalf of those principles, the supremacy of which you say is necessary to your prosperity, to your existence. We, in our own turn, believing that your anarchical principles are inimical to the peace, security, and happiness of our subjects, will obliterate the bed which has nourished such noxious weeds; we will crush you as the propagandists of doctrines so destructive of the peace and good order of the world.
* The indomitable spirit of our people might and would be equal to the emergency, and we might remain uasubdued even by so tremendous a combination ; but the consequences to us would be terrible enough. You must allow me, sir, to speak this freely, as I feel deeply, though my opinion may be of but little importance-as the expression of a dying man.
"Sir, the recent melancholy subversion of the republican government of France, and that enlightened nation voluntarily placing its neck under the yoke of despotism, teach us to despair of any present success for liberal institutions in Europe. It gives us an impressive warning not to rely upon others for the vindication of our principles, but to
STONES FOR THE WASHINGTON MonuMENT. — We have before learned that the Emperor of Austria had designed a stone for the Washington Monument; we are now informed that the Pope has directed two large stones—the one to be taken from the Capitol, the other from the Coliseum-to be prepared in Rome, and to be presented by him to the same object. We would suggest one more from the same donor, viz., a stone taken from the floor of "the Torture Chamber," bearing the original blood-stains from innocent victims, with an appropriate inscription. To be serious, we think these offerings from despotism to the shrine of civil and religious liberty, deserve to be regarded in the light of ironical mockeries; and we hope, if any such are offered, that the trustees will have nothing to do with them.
Foreign LAWGIVERS TO AMERICA.-We cut the following statement from the Neu-York Tribune, as a matter for future reference:
“Naturalized Citizens.—We stated, a day or two since, that Mr. Benjamin, the newly elected senator of the United States from Louisiana, is a native of North Carolina. This is an error. It is stated in the New Orleans papers that he is a native of St. Thomas, an island belonging to Denmark.
“ Louisiana is liberal to the naturnlized citizens. When Mr. Downs's term expires, she will be wholly represented in the Senate by naturalized citizens— Soulé, a native of France, and Benjamin as above. She was represented in part in the same body, from 1834 to 1837, by Alexander Porter, an Irishman,
Illinois has one senator (Shields) an Irishman, and TRENTON.—We were in error in stating Ohio has two members of Congress (Johnson and
that a public procession will take place on
that Harper) Irishmen. [The Blue Book says errone
| the 9th of March at Trenton. The cereously that Harper is a native of Pennsylvania."]
monies will consist of an address, to be de
livered in the evening. PULMONIO COMPLAINTS. — We take great pleasure in speaking again of Dr. Rogers' compound of Liverwort, Tar, and Canchala CHIT-CHAT WITH OUR READERS. gua, as a remedy for incipient diseases of the
ACCORDING to traditional custom, this lungs. In this capacity, we have used it with
| should be a year prolific in trade with the decided benefit, whatever its virtues may be
cabinetmakers. Cold-blooded bachelors, howin cases of confirmed consumption. Persons
ever, who look upon matrimony as a mystery suffering from severe colds or congestion of
of horrors, may congratulate themselves in the lungs should not eschew remedies until
the assurance that traditional usage does not they have used this preparation. It is sold by
pass current among our modern Misses and Scovill & Co., Gothic Hall, Broadway.
widowed Mesdames, and thereby hope to escape the charms of the one and the toils of
the other for at least another “four year" to FOREIGN MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS. — We
come. What a blessed consolation this must have more than once deprecated the policy of
be to those who prefer cold sheets to a warm organizing foreigners into distinct military
sleeping-partner! Leap-year, which, by the commands; and now the Irish Celt, a Political
tradition aforesaid, invests the fair portion of Church paper, published in Boston, gives our
creation with a one-quarter interest in the doctrine an endorsement. In an article,
rights of her nature, has become a nullity; headed “Irish Military Companies," this sig
and feminine modesty is like California gold, nificant passage occurs :
plenty in the market, but in no wise cheap"If, in the European battle, France and the Pope ened. In proof of this, we inay assert that are to be on one side, and England and the socialists on the other, an Irish soldier can serve only on
St. Valentine's Day just past was a dull day the side of the former; and the more of us that for the postmen; and the ambrosial youngare able to volunteer for that service the better." sters who waited at home for missives from So, then, an Irishman cannot serve against
the fair went to bed disappointed. — Speak
ing of matters de la cour reminds us that the the Pope, and it follows that he cannot serve
world has lost a great favorite: Jenny Lind against the orders of the Pope; hence, so long
is no more! Start not; we speak only of a as the services of his followers any where are
change of name. Jenny is married. The likely to aid his cause, he will let them fight;
poet says: but when they are against it, he will forbid them. What kind of troops will they make
* What's in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet." then for Protestant America, whose most dangerous foe is the Church Political ? But we assert that there is much in a name,
and put it to any candid and impartial mind
to compare with us the name of Jenny Lind, BINDING.—The last year's numbers of the
associated as it is with every thing that is Republic will be bound in any style, at low
sweet, generous, and musical, with that of rates, from three shillings to two dollars, if
Mrs. Jenny Goldtschmidt. Oh! Familiarity, left at this office for that purpose. Specimen
they say, breeds contempt; but we suppose numbere on hand.
that rule, like all others, has its exceptions.
What a pity it is that Jenny Lind could not PATRIOTIO SERMON.-On Sunday morning, get married without changing her name. the 22d inst., the Rev. Mr. Stone will deliver Senates have from time immemorial enjoyed a sermon before Wayne Chapter, at the Bap- the prerogative of gravity and wisdom of tist church, corner of Bedford and Downing character ; thus, when the old Venetian senastreets. Subject : “The Character of Wash- tor, Brabantio, forgot his dignity, and in a ington." Those who desire to hear it must coarse philippic accused Othello of the crime go early, or take the risk of obtaining seats. of conjuring his daughter, the swarthy but considerate Moor addressed the assembled turnal citizen the hours lost in dissipation or magnates in these words:
pleasure. "Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors, My very noble and approved good masters ;"
AMUSEMENTS. whereby he evinced that respect due to a body of grave and distinguished men. But
THE BROADWAY THEATRE has been a continuous change makes change; and the American
scene of enthusiasm during the present engagement Senate, determined, as the oracles and proto
of Mr. Forrest, who is now before the public again types of the nation, to excel in all things ex- 1?
in his professional capacity. The audiences have citable, has thrown off the old-fashioned
been densely crowded on each night of his appearcharacteristic of its class, and transformed
ance, and the plaudits and other demonstrations
bestowed upon the tragedian, which have assumed itself into a bear-garden. If the vernacular
rather the character of an ovation, will doubtless of Billingsgate and pot-house invective are
continue so during his present engagement. a test of statesmanship, the Senate of the
After the conclusion of the divorce suit, Mrs. United States may be set down as the most
Forrest appeared as Lady Teuzle at Brougham's profound in existence. A terrible flutter Lyceum, and is said to have made a very successful has been created in this city among the dis débút. We did not see her. ciples of Bacchus, owing to the demonstration Mr. Forrest's engagement will continue at the made by the cold water army at Albany; and Broadway a few nights longer; after which, we that gaunt spectre known as the "Maine Law" | perceive that Mrs. Brougham is engaged at the has haunted them like a nightmare, sleeping same house for a limited number of nights. This and waking. Our old friend Col. Snow-who, is not the present lady of the Lyceum manager, by-the-bye, is as much at home on the cold however. A new spectacle is in preparation. water question as upon any thing else—is busy Barnum's MUSEUM.—The unprecedented desire at the Capitol; and many a man who loves to witness that sterling moral drama,“ The Bottle," his toddy better than his wife, is sadly afraid still keeps it before the audience at Barnum's; that he will, ere long, be compelled to go to and we have no doubt it is exercising a more bed sober. There are more phases than one, wholesome influence in the cause of temperance however, to this subject; and so long as the than all the Maine Laws that can be adopted. government recognizes spiritual liquors as an Every body who gets tipsy, and every body who article of commerce and revenue, there is a don't get tipsy, should take one pull at Barnum's chance to question the consistency of forbid
“Bottle." ding people the use of them. In order to NATIONAL THEATRE.--Mr. Manager Purdy mastop the flow of any liquid, it is necessary to nages to keep a house full of delighted people at go to the fountain-head, and we do not per his popular establishment in Chatham street. And, ceive that either Jamaica rum or champagne | after all, nothing is more easy: good plays, good and Madeira constitute an exception.
players, and plenty of advertising to let the people Doctor Young tells us that
know what is going forward, is all that is necessary.
Mr. W. G. Jones is now playing an engagement in "We take no note of time but by its loss."
melo-drama at the National, with great success. It is neither our province nor our intention to discuss a topic of such philosophic magnitude,
THE AZTEC CHILDREN.—These singular specimens but simply to inform our readers that the
of the genus homo are justly attracting the atten
tion of our citizens, and their daily and evening time lost in looking for time upon the excori
soirées are attended by numerous ladies and genated dials of the old Hall clock will now be
tlemen of the most intelligent classes. With the amply repaid by the new dials just set thereon
ladies, these singular creatures are peculiar favorby the provident Fathers of the City. The lites, in consequence of their playful dispositions City Hall clock no longer presents the mysti and gentle habits, while at the same time they fied appearance of a map of the moon, but, afford material for deep and interesting study with an unblemished face and clean hands, Every person should visit them at least once before points regularly and truthfully to the noc- | their departure from the city.
OUR BOOK TABLE.
IFE AND WORKS OF
| THE CORNER-STONE—This is the second volume ROBERT BURNS.—
of the “Young Christian Series,” by Jacob Abbott, The Harpers have
published by Harper and Brothers; consisting of just issued the first
a series of essays and tales illustrating the various
phases of Christian character. In this volume volume of the Life and Writings of
appear essays on the “Deity," the “ Man Christ Burns, edited by
Jesus," " Human Duty," and other subjects, reliRobert Chambers.
gious and moral, all copiously embellished with 5 The character of
engravings. the rural poet has CHARACTERS IN THE GOSPELS. By the Rev. E. H. been so bedabbled with puritanical Chapin. Redfield, publisher, Clinton Hall.—This and other prejudices by previous bio- | is a small volume, comprising a series of lectures graphers, and his minor faults so beretofore delivered by the eloquent author, and
magnified into gross vices, in connec written in his usual vigorous and telling style. tion with his literary character, that we hail with | The author selects various prominent characters pleasure the advent of one who promises to give a that appear in the gospels, and by a graceful tranfair and impartial picture of the man, from the best sition draws them down to a contrast with similar sources. A new and most convenient feature in characters of the present day, thus enforcing, as it this edition is a sort of traveling glossary which were, by ocular proofs, the truths of scriptural accompanies the dialect in the side margin of each personages, and conveying moral conviction to the page opposite the text, enabling the reader to minds of their modern prototypes. Thus the retranslate as he goes those words which in some of former, the sensualist, the skeptic, the man of the Burns's poems appear so outré to the English reader. world, and the seeker after religion, will find in The obsolete words are also explained in the same this volume vivid portraitures of their own characconvenient manner.
| ters in juxtaposition with the biblical patterns.
THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS.
| Minard Lefever, Esq., the celebrated archi
tect, is chairman, that committee proceeded to give the subject a careful examination, which resulted in a plan, carefully digested, in which the feasibility of the measure is clearly presented.
The plan submitted by the committee provides that a plot of thirty acres of land be procured for the purpose, one acre of which, in the centre of the plot, to be set apart for the site of a monument of magnificent extent and proportion, three hundred and fifty feet high, containing a chapel for funeral-services,
capable of containing eight hundred persons, A MONUMENT TO WASHINGTON BY THE ORDER a statue of Washington, and appropriate rooms OF UNITED AMERICANS. — What the whole and appartenances; the whole to cost $196,000 State of New-York has not been able to ac- or thereabouts, and to be built entirely by complish, is now in a fair way to be done by American hands, with American materials. the Order of United Americans. The Chan. In order to raise the requisite sum for the cery of the Order in the State of New-York completion of this noble and ennobling work, having appointed a committee, of which I the remaining twenty-nine acres surrounding
the monument are to be divided into buriallots, each large enough for the interment of nine adult persons, and these are to be sold to members of the Order at the low price of $45 each, payable in quarterly instalments of three and four dollars, thus giving each purchaser three years and a half to pay for his lot, by which time it is estimated that the monument will be completed.
By this arrangement, the members of the Order of United Americans will accomplish the double object of erecting a monument of great and appropriate magnitude and splendor to the memory of the Father of their Country, and at the same time secure to themselves each a burial-lot in one of the noblest cemeteries in the world.
As a preliminary measure, the report of the committee submitting this plan was adopted by the Chancery at its last meeting in January, and a committee, consisting of one chancellor from each Chapter in the State, to be appointed by the G. S., was ordered by resolution; said committee to prepare an address embracing a short synopsis of the plan, to be sent to the members of the Order, and to take such preliminary steps as may be necessary for a final determination of the matter.
At a subsequent meeting of Chancery, the committee reported the following Address, which was adopted, and five thousand copies ordered to be printed.
sustenance of a chartered association that had been created to carry out the work.
What the great mass of the people of the State of New-York has failed to do, the Chancery of the Order of United Americans now proposes that the Order shall accomplish; and the honor of participating in so noble an enterprise, to its completion, is tendered to every member of our patriotic fraternity, in such a manner as to afford each individual an actual pecuniary profit, instead of creating an expense.
In the limits of this short address, we have only room to give a brief synopsis of the plan by which these desirable results may be obtained, and at the same time secure to each subscriber a property in the noblest cemetery in the United States.
It is proposed, first, to purchase a plot of 30 acres of land, either in some well-organized cemetery or elsewhere, at a cost of $30,000; one acre of this to be set apart as a site for a monument, and the remaining 29 acres to be divided into 7,540 burial-lots, each sufficient for the interment of nine adult persons, to be sold to subscribers at $45 each, payable in fifteen quarterly instalments of $2, 83, and $4 each, thus allowing the subscribers three and a half years to complete their payments. These lots will thus, at the minimum price, afford the sum of $339,300.
On the reserved acre, it is proposed to erect a monument to Washington, on a scale of grandeur commensurate with the great purpose, and unsurpassed in monumental architecture by any erection of ancient or modern times. The height of the monument is to be 380 feet from the ground, and to cover at its base an area of feet; and within its walls will be erected a chapel of elegant proportions, capable of containing 800 persons, for the performance of burial-service. In this chapel, a superb statue of the Father of our Country will be erected; the whole labor on the monument, statue, and improvements, to be performed by American artists, with American materials.
The cost of this great structure, as estimated by competent architects, will be as follows :
MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS, ON THE SUBJECT OF A PLAN TO ERECT A MONUMENT TO WASHINGTON, AND CREATE A CEMETERY FOR THE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Brothers :-It has long been desirable that a suitable and enduring monument should be erected in commemoration of the virtues and character of the great and good GEORGE WASHINGTON, and as a memorial to future ages of the gratitude of a free people for the blessings of civil and religious liberty conferred upon them through his illustri. ous efforts and example.
The people of the Empire State of the Union have at various times, under legislative patronage, faintly endeavored to accomplish this act of duty; but, owing to a lack of true patriotic zeal, and their own mercenary dispositions, which forbade the trifling individual contribution necessary to the work, each attempt has failed, and the sums that were subscribed by a few were absorbed in the
30 acres of land, at $1,000........................$30,000 The monument and chapel, complete,............ 169,400 Statue of Washington in marble sculpture......... 7,000
Total,......................... $196,400 leaving an actual surplus, after the sale of the lots, amounting to $142,900; besides which, it is estimated that an income of from $15,000 to $20,000 per annum will be derived from visitors to the monument; and as the price of lots will necessarily advance as the work progresses, the early purchase of them will afford a safe and profitable investment to each individual subscriber.
Thus, it is clearly within the ability of the Order