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A WORTHY MISSION.-Dr. Bonfils, of Weston, ture, an appropriation was made for the suppor Platt Co., Missouri, and his estimable lady, are of Secular Common schools, on condition that now in Boston, obtaining funds to aid their the county would raise the sum of five thousand county in establishing a Protestant normal dollars for the same object. It is for the pur school for young ladies, and one or more public pose of obtaining that sum, that Dr. B. and his schools for males and females. Hitherto the lady are now in the Atlantic States. Their Catholic vote in the county has prevented the mission has been liberally answered in Boston, establishment of any places of popular educa- and as they will visit New-York in a few days, cation, except those under the supervision of we hope they will also meet with a cordial that sect; but at the last session of the Legisla- | response here.
OUR BOOK TABLE.
FROM the temporary quarters of the APPLETONS, “Fireside Fairies.” It is gotten up in very pretty corner of Broadway and Dey-street, we have received style, and is intended as a juvenile gift-book. a copy of the LIFE OF JOHN RANDOLPH ; EVENINGS THE CONSPIRATOR, by A E. Depuy, is a new Ameri. AT DONALDSON MANOR ; Sacred SCENES IN THE LIFE
can novel, evidently based on the history of Barr's OF OUR SAVIOUR ; MIDSUMMER Fays; and THE CON
treason, and the doings at Blannerhasset Island. It SPIRATOR.
is a well-written romance, in one volume, of 300 12mo. THE LIFE OF JOHN RANDOLPH is a book of two pages. volumes, octavo, handsomely bound in cloth, from the The Messrs. Harper have sent us a set of The Pic. pen of the Hon. John A. Garland. The task of pre TORIAL FIELD-BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION, so far as paring a true and well-balanced biography of this ex- | it has been published, comprising eight numbers. traordinary and ill-balanced character was evidently This book is written and illustrated by B. J. Lossing, one of no common hazard, but we can safely say that Esquire, who has shown himself equally au fait at the Mr. Garland has, apparently, at least, accomplished pen, the pencil, and the graver. To accomplish his what few men would have undertaken. He has given undertaking, he has visited the various scenes of conus a daguerreotype of a character more eccentric and flict in the struggle of our forefathers for liberty, and variable than Uranus itself, and withal, two volumes made faithful sketches of them, and such relics conof exceedingly choice historical reading. Indeed, the nected with them as were to be found. These he has life of John Randolph was so closely interwoven with carefully transferred to wood, and engraved in a beauthe legislative and diplomatic affairs of his country, tiful manner, thus presenting a work embellished that the biography here given falls little short of a with numerous spirited specimens of art, gracefully political history of the United States during that period. ) interwoven with well-written reminiscences and his
EVENINGS AT DONALDSON MANOR: By Mrs. Maria torical scraps of that glorious era. Every American J. McIntosh. This is a magnificent American holiday should possess a copy of this work. We quote a short hook for 1851, bound in oriental richness, and embel- | passage from the first paragraph :-lished with 10 exquisite steel engravings, by Smillie, “Man loves the soil that gave him birth as the Phillibrown, Muller, Greatback, and Finden ; after child loves its mother, and from the same inherent paintings by Durand, Weir, Huntington and others, all / impulses. When exiled from his father-land, he yearns
for it as a child yearns for home; and though ho inay, executed in the best style of these several artists. The
by legal oath, disclaim allegiance to his own, and plate here got out between the joint glories of Durand
swear fealty to another government, the invisible and Smillie, “The Western Lake,” is a specimen links of patriotism which bind him to his counof refinement in landscape painting and engraving try cannot be severed ; his lips and hand bear false scarcely rivaled in any portion of the world; and that
witness against his truthful heart.” beautiful creation, “ Zuleka,” also in this volume,
HISTORY OF ALL NATIONS.-This is a very valuastippled by Finden, after a painting by J. W. Wright, ble serial, by S. C. Goodrich, now in course of publiis scarcely less perfect of its kind. We may add, en
cation, by Wilkins, Carter, & Co., Boston ; Stringer passant, that the literary portion of this book is worth and Townsend are the agents in this city. the embellishment, a compliment seldom bestowable
CHANTICLEER, a Thanksgiving story: J. S. Redon holiday gift-books.
field, Clinton Hall, publisher. A very pretty gift
book for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, SACRED SCENES IN THE LIFE OF Our SAVIOUR.
155 pp., beautifully bound in cloth and gold. The This is a most appropriate gift-book for the Christmas
book bears the name of no author, but it is a good holidays. The “scenes” are presented in prose and
story well told, and with a good moral. poetry, by various authors, embellished with sixteen
TWELVE QUALITIES OF THE MIND, or outlines of line engravings on steel. The volume is elegantly bound in morocco and gold.
| a new system of physiognomy, by J. W. Redfield,
M. D. Pamphlet, published by J. S. Redfield, Clin MIDSUMMER Fays.--This is a charming little book ton Hall. Dr. R. is an enthusiastic disciple of Lavaof Fairy Tales for little folk, by “ Susan Pindar,” the ter, and his pamphlets on this subject are not only in. sister of “Peter," no doubt, and the authoregs of | teresting, but logical.
Americans; they are duties too sacred tr be en. trusted to other hands. It receives with open arms every man of good character, born under the jurisdiction of the United States, ignorant alike of his political and religious creeds. The souls of such are sure to sympathize with the spirit of the order, and hence there is no clashing of sentiments in its Councils. It knows no sectional distinctions, no line of demarkation between the people or the interests of this broad and happy Union. Its sympathies are alike with the fair and sunny South, the frosty North, and the golden, glowing West. Wherever the ban
ner of our country foats, there is its home, This admirable Institution, created for high there will it labor to cement with a growing and ennobling purposes, and with which we have and a stronger power, the links that bind us been associated from its earliest history, is enti- together as a free and Independent people. tled to, and shall receive at our hands a liberal
Another feature of the Order is that of BEspace in the columns of the Republic. Indeed, the NEVOLENCE and fraternal kindness. By means presiding spirit of the Order-LOVE OF COUNTRY
of this we are enabled to minister to the diswill pervade the entire fabric, bearing on wings tresses of a brother—to smooth the pillow of of light and intelligence, the admonitions of the sickness—to bury the dead—to comfort the patriot, to every American heart, and conveying widow, and to protect and cherish the orphan. facts and realities that can be gathered from no SUCH IS THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS.
But it may be, and has been urged, that there The Order of United Americans was estab- is no need of such an institution—that there is lished for the purpose of creating a renewed na no danger—that our institutions are already tionality of sentiment among our people, to the sufficiently guarded by the intelligence of the end that a more effective guard may be thrown people, and that our vast physical resources around our Union and its blessed Institutions, are sufficient to bid defiance to the heaviest asto check the progress of the demagogue, and to saults of despotism, come from what quarter avert the jealous influences of all foreign Powers, they may. These are but the answers of the Princes
, Potentates, or prejudices. It harbors blind man, who unconsciously stands upon the in itself no prejudices, it launches no invectives brink of a precipice. He sees not the danger against the foreigner, it would not seek to de- that by a single step would hurl him from existprive any man of his legitimate and constitutional ence, and in the very ignorance of his peril, he rights : but on the contrary, it extends the right calmly bares his brow to the evening zephyrs. hand of welcome to the deserving of every clime. Let those who are thus politically blind, open It aims to purify the ballot-box-to protect the their eyes, look about them, and see where stand elective franchise from the polluting and dese- the old land-marks of our prosperity as a nation, crating touch of demagogues, whether native or and our repose and happiness as a people. They foreign, and to implant in the minds of all lovers will see that the stability of our Institutions, of true Liberty, a sentiment that shall serve in once deemed so firm, is now a subject of specuita defense as a bulwark stronger than fortress lation; that the dissolution of our union has bewalls—more powerful than Mercury and Mars; come a consideration familiar as household and being devoted to the great cause of political words—men contemplate it without shudder. emancipation, it will be found always arrayed They will see that the right of suffrage is reon the side of civil and religious Freedom in garded by our best men as not worth the posevery quarter of the world.
session, that it is a mockery of corruption, inThe Order is not proscriptive, as some would stead of the “ palladium of Liberty;” they will assert. True, it does not receive into its coun
see our leading politicians transformed to demacils men of other nations, because the duties that gogues, who pander to ignorance, and kneel at it has to perform are peculiarly the duties of the shrine of politico-religious influences for the
sake of partisan spoils and personal aggrandize .
CHAPTERS ment; they will see the good old foundation COLLECTING subscriptions for the Republic, from stones of our State constitutions carried away, their members, are requested to give a receipt and new ones, with new theories engraven in for each payment, and keep a list of those paystrange language upon them, set in their stead; | ing, to be handed, with the money, to Jesse Reed, they will see men not one year from the stygian Esq., 59 Cortland St., or to Capt. J. J. Dickincells of despotic and papal ignorance, choosing son, at the Astor Mutual Insurance Office, Merlegislative and executive officers for the Ameri- chant's Exchange, Cor. of William and Exchange can people; and here,where we write, in the great Streets. Blank receipts will be furnished at and intelligent state of New-York, they will see this office, or sent wherever required. Moneys that within five years past the good old Constitu- | collected should be handed over to the trustees tion has been wiped away, and a new one, making above named, as soon as possible after it is reroom in the executive chair for any foreign eccle- | ceived. siastic, has been adopted in its stead, thus opening the door to that bane of all free governments, THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA.-The an union of Church and State, a commingling of Chancery of this patriotic association of Amerireligion and politics. In adopting this constitu can Ladies, celebrated their fifth Anniversary tion the people did their part blindly; they on the 27th of November, at the Broadway Tahtrusted to the convention that framed the instru. ernacle, in the presence of a very large audience. ment, and there were not wanting men who saw | W. H. Smith, Esq., P. C. of Washington Chap. that it was framed to their own liking. These ter 0. U. A. presided. The proceedings were facts show that something more than the mere opened and closed with prayer; an appropriate well-meaning of the people is needed to watch and stirring address was delivered by Chancelover the destinies of our country. If it is not lor Samuel Knower, of Schuyler Chapter; a the Order of United Americans, what is it? charter was presented, and the intervals were
Our danger lies not in physical influences enlivened with choice music. The “Daughour defense must not rely solely on physical ters” were present in large numbers, wearing
ver. The jealousies of the Monarchies of the their delicate regalia, and it may be taken for Old World are more and more directed towards granted that there was no lack of beauty and inus as the influences of our liberal system of gov
telligence. Miss E. C. Reed presided at the ernment is more and more felt among their peo- | piano with skill and grace. ple, and at each successive struggle for liberty, new hatreds are engendered against us, and new THE ORDER IN MASSACHUSETTS is now in a plans devised to put out that all-pervading glory most flourishing condition, notwithstanding the which points man to his true, God-created and temporary obstructions that it has had to conGod-like dignity and destiny, - Freedom of tend with. New Chapters are being formed in
ught and conscience. They send their emis- | the rural districts, and in Boston the members saries amongst us, gain political rights, create have fitted up and christened the American Hall, factions, raise issues, embroil sections, and cause No. 644 Hanover St. in an elegant and approlocal heart-burnings and animosities, which put priate manner for their meetings. We have not to the test the sternest energies of patriotism a complete directory of the Chapters in that to withstand; and, while at a distance, they State, but Hancock, No. 1, meets as above, in calmly laugh in their sleeves at the progressive Boston, every Thursday Evening. Jonathan success of their devilish plans, the American Pierce, Esq., is the G. S., and James E. Banell, people are absorbed to the very senses in an in- G. C. C. satiate thirst for gain. In such a crisis, who are the first to come forth, casting their partisan CONNECTICUT.—This good old State is respondchains to the earth, and arraying themselves ing to the American sentiment as-she did in '76. fearlessly on the side of their country? A band She will establish a Chancery in a very short of Patriots,- The Order of United Americans, time. The order is flourishing and popular. whose voice has already been heard, and whose We shall have their Directory for the next influence has been felt in the cause of the Union, number. even from the snowy mountains of Vermont, to the teeming prairies of Texas and Louisiana | NOTICE.—The G. C. C.'s of the several States and who, with the help of that Great Power are requested to communicate officially to Arch | which stood by the side of our ancestors of '76, Chancery the name, number, location, night and will not slumber until the American People are place of meeting, and the names of the officers of re-united, re-nationalized—and the persecuting any new chapters instituted by them, together spirit of foreign influence is driven effectively with such other information as may appear to be and forever from amongst us.
NATHAN HALE CHAPTER.-Our friends of
ORDINANCES, &c. Nathan Hale Chapter, Newark, N. J., were | We commence in this number, the publication of greeted with an overflowing audience at their Ordinances, Decisions, and Resolutions baving the Anniversary on the 27th Nov. The great Li
force of law, passed by the Chancery of the State of brary Hall of that City was crammed with
New York. They are all from the official records,
furnished by the politeness of the G. C. of the C. attentive listeners, and hundreds were compelled
CHANCERY ROOMS, to return from the doors, unable to gain admit
New-YORK, November 18th, 1850. " tance. Chancellor C. Goodrich Boyce, of New P. G. S Thos. R. WHITNEY, Esq. York, delivered an admirable address, kis sub
Dear Sir, and Bro.--I have the honor to transmit to
you for publication in the “ Republic," the accomject being the principles and objects of our Or
panying Ordinauces, Resolutions, and Decisions of the der, which was received with soul-stirring evi Chancery of the State of New York. dences of approval. In fact, wherever the prin
Truly and fraternally,
Yours, ciples of our Order are truly presented, they ! L. S. C. GOODRICH BOYCE, G. C. of the C. meet with an instinctive, sympathetic response, from every heart deserving the proud name of
ORDINANCE No. 1. American. Nathan Hale Chapter, and the Or
[Adopted Oct. 29th, 1849.)
Third Chancery 0. U. A., State of New-York. der generally, in New Jersey, is in a highly
The Chancery of the (). U. A. of the State of Newflourishing condition. A new Chapter is now in York, having jurisdiction as Arch Chancery, hereby progress of formation at Wightstown.
From and after the date hereof, no amendment of the Constitution of this Order, or of the Constitution
of the Order in the State of New-York, sball be FORMATION OF CHAPTERS.--Applications for deemed as under consideration, or bo placed on file Charters for new Chapters of the O, U. A. must for future action, until a vote has been adopted by in all cases be made to the Chancery of the State
the Chancery directing that it shall be so considered
and so placed on file. in which the proposed Chapter is to be located. If no Chancery is formed in the State, the first ORDINANCE No. 2. [Adopted Dec. 3, 1849.] Chapter chartered there exercises the powers of
An Ordinance to vacate seats under certain circum
stances. & Chancery, and the application must be made to The Chancery O. U. A., State of New-York, haythat Chapter. If no Chapter of the Order ex- ing jurisdiction as Arch Chancery, do ordain as folists in the State, the application must be made to
lows, to wit: Any Chancellor who shall remove or
change his residence from the State in which his own Arch Chancery, or, at the present time, to the Chapter is located, without first obtaining leave of Chancery of the State of New York, which is absence from the Chapter which he represents in the
Chancery of his State; and any Chancellor who shall acting as Arch Chancery. Applications must be
withdraw, or be legally removed from his said Chrapsigned by at least ten persons, and accompanied ter, shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in the with a fee of six dollars. If the application is
Chancery; and on due representation of the facts
from the Chapter, the Chancery may declare his seat favorably considered, a delegation will be sent,
sent, so vacant, and direct an election to be held in the at the expense of Arch Chancery, to institute Chapter to fill the vacancy so caused. the Chapter, if not, the fee will be returned.
ORDINANCE No. 3. [Adopted Jan. 7th, 1850.) The following is the form of an application.
An Ordinance for the punishment of offenses.
The Chancery (. U. A., State of New York, hayAPPLICATION FOR A CHARTER.
ing jurisdiction as Arch Chancery, do ordain as fol
185 lows:To the Honorable, the Chancery,
$1. Any Chapter of this Order that shall neglect
or refuse to bring to a full and fair trial, any officer or 0. U. A., State of
member of its own body, upon charges duly made, The undersigned, native-born citizens of the
for any violation of the letter or spirit of the ConstiUnited States, severally between the ages of
tution or laws of the Order, and any Chapter that
shall willfully screen from trial and punishment an eighteen and fifty-five years, approving of the
officer or member who is so charged, or neglect or rePatriotic Principles and Objects of the Order of
fuse to furnish the necessary evidence, books or papers, United Americans, and believing that the spread within its possession or reach, when legally required of those principles, and the extension of the Or- to do so for the furtherance of any trial or appes der among Americans, will tend to preserve and shall be deemed guilty of insubordination, and liabló perpetuate the Free Institutions of our Country,
either to fine, suspension, or the invalidation of its have united together for the formation of a
cbarter, as the Chancery shall determine Chapter of said Order, to be located in the
§ 2. Any presiding officer of any Chancery or Cbapo
ter of the Order, who shall be guilty of tyrannous or --- County of
disorderly conduct while acting as such presiding they respectfully solicit your Honorable Body to officer, shall be subject to impeachment and trial grant them a Charter for the same, to be known before his own Changery or Chapter as the case may is - - Chapter, No. —
be, and on the presentation of any act of impeach
ment, the officer charged therein shall vacato his seat NAME. I AGE. I RESIDENCE. as presiding officer until a decision sball be mado
thereon. Provided always, that no act of impeachAll correspondence with the Chancery of New
ment shall be received or entertained unless the samo York, should be directed to Richard Ebbets Esq.,
be signed by at least five members of the body over
which the officer charged thercin presides. If found No. 203 Prince St. New York City.
I guilty upon such charges, co made, the officer so offend.
ing shall be liable either to reprimand, removal from at least six Chancellors to be associated with him in office, suspension in his office or in bis meinbership, or his official visita, and it shall be his duty to make such expulsion from the Chancery or the Chapter to which appointments from time to tiine, so that as far as ne belongs.
practicable, each official visit shall be composed of ORDINANCE No. 4.
not less than seven delegates, including the said chair
man. For affecting greater uniformity and regularity in
§ 4. The G. S. sball, upon appointing such Chair. performing the private work, etc., of the Order.
man, and previous to entering upon their duties, [Adopted March 18, 1850.]
notify them of the name, number and location, and The Chancery 0. U. A., State of New York, in night of meeting of each Chapter under their jurisregular session convened, do ordain as follows: diction, and furnish each of them with an Official § 1. Tbe G. S. shall, at the first meeting suc
Commission attested by the G. C. of the C. ceeding his election, appoint ten members of Chance 85. Should any Chairman, by means of tempory, to be denominated CHAIRMEN OF VISITING Cou rary indisposition, or absence from the city, be unable MITTEES.
to perform the duties required, he shall present a writ§ 2. The duties of said Committee shall be to ten appointment to such of his associates as he may visit officially each Chapter under their jurisdiction, 1 select as Chairman, pro tem., and the said associate at least once in each quarter. (exclusive of the Semi shali thereby become invested with all the powers of Annual installation) to give all necessary instructions Chairman, and shall exercise the same for the time relative to the private work and usages of the Order,
being. and exact a compliance therewith, and also to preside
5 6. Chapters shall grant to the Chairman, under at the installation of their respective officers.
whose jurisdiction they are placed, every facility for EachChairman shall present a written report to
inspecting their performance of the private work, Chancery at its regular quarterly sessions, viz. : on
sigas, &c. &c., and shall strictly conform to such the first Mondays in September, December, March
alteration or amendment as he shall suggest. and June.
§ 7. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately. 83. Each Chairman shall have power to select, I
[To be continued.]
NAMES AND ADDRESS
OF THE DELEGATES TO THE CHANCERY, 0. U. A., STATE OF NEW-YORK,
FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 1st, 1850.
OFFICERS AND STANDING COMMITTEES OF CHANCERY.
G. Second C.-STEPHEN H. HOPPER,
G. C. C.-RICHARD EBBETS.
G. C. of E.-WILLIAM W. OSBORN.
COLUMBIA CHAPTER, No. 7.
William Mauterstock, 164 West 17th Street. E. Gilbert Bennett, 102 Broadway.
Samuel J. Bookstaver, 198 West 20th Street.
John Voorhis, 9 Cornelia Street.
PUTNAM CHAPTER, NO. 8.
James Welsh, 67 Willet Street.
J. B. Peck, 504 Grand Street.
FRANKLIN CHAPTZR, xo. 9.
Joseph C. Morton, 175 Madison Street.
John G. Packard, 66 Horatio Street.
PAULDING CHAPTER, No. 10.
G. W. Mercer, 271 West 17th Street. G. L. Schuyler, 310 Second Avenue.
Thaddeus Avery, 255 West 16th Street.
John H. Rogers, 41 Twenty-Sixth Street.
MARION CHAPTER, NO. 11.
Henry G. Evans. Evening Mirror Office. florace Beals, Mott Haven.
Thomas P. Teale, 245 Bridge Street, Brooklyn.
David K. Seaman, 47 Orange Street, Brooklyn.
CONTINENTAL CHAPTER, NO. 12.
E. B. Brush, 156 East 25th Street, bet. 1st and 2d Avenue, Wm. J. Underhill, 260 Hudson Street.
Charles A. Day, 589 Broadway. Ira A Campbell, 208 West, Cor. Harrison Street.
| Stephen H. Munn, 97 West 16th street.