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weighed down with the cares of state, has been well. They have recently enlarged and refitted fain to confess the refreshing powers of his Al. their pleasant establishment as a resort for the hamra. Strangers who visit the capital should bons vivants, and their larder is always stocked call at the “Marble Pillar.”
with the choicest viands.
“ LIVE AND LET LIVE."--This is the motto of the enterprising young caterers, Messrs. Walnut and BLACKMAN'S WASHINGTON RESTAURANT is one of Radford, who hold forth at No. 214 Broadway, the convenient places of the town for procuring an opposite St. Paul's; and we may safely say that excellent dinner or lunch. His quarters are at 15 wboever lives under their administration, will live Nassau street.
OUR BOOK T A BL E.
HE mania for book the general reader; and in our climate, where these
“By unwise attempts to 'harden the constituits account with the printer instead tion' by needless exposure to heat and cold, and of the patient. What with medical over-exertion; forgetting that a man's constitution
is like a good garment, which lasts the longer for books, leetures, and nostrums, what
being the better taken care of, and is no more imwith the teachings of Allo-, Hydro-, proved by hard treatment than a new hat is made and Homæo-pathy, man will soon learn to know better by being banged about.” himself, prescribe for himself, and give stout battle,
This is not only plain-spoken, but rational, and f not with disease and even death itself, at least consistent with common sense; for, to say the least, with the doctors. Many a good and many a bad there can be no harm in the avoidance of unnecesbook on physic and physiology has made its appear
sary exposure. The Doctor in this work takes the ance, “ illustrated with cuts,” during the past few ground that Consumption is not in all cases an inyears. The doctors have evidently discovered that curable disease. the people are far more willing to take their precepts
THE CAVALIERS OF ENGLAND. By Hexey Wilthan their practice, that they will more readily swal
LIAM HERBERT. New-York: J. 8. Redfield, Clinton low their theories than their medicines; and with the numerous rays of pharmaceutic and physiologi English history, written by one whose long resi
Hall.—This may properly be termed a romance of cal light already let in upon the public mind, it is
dence in a republic has not sufficed to wean his found to be much easier to preserve than to restore health. By means of the sensible and really sci-spirit from the ancient usages of fatherland, or to entific portion of the medical books published, monarchical and regal ceremonies and institutions,
eradicate from his soul the strong affiliation to men are enabled to discover many of the causes of disease, and thus avoid it, as also the appro- book, which comprises a series of fugitive pieces,
implanted in the mind of his youth. Mr. Herbert's priate remedies to be applied when disease occurs. Redfield, of Clinton Hall, has just published one
heretofore published in varions magazines, will be
read with interest for its romance rather than its of this class, entitled :
history; but it is of a class which we never commend BRONCHITIS AND KINDRED DISEASES. By W. W. to an American reader, as being calculated to conHall, M. D.—This is a book of 350 pages, in vey false and poisonous notions of legitimacy and cluding an index, and treating of the diseases of the aristocracy, entirely unsuited to a republican stuthroat, the bronchiæ and the lungs, written in a lan dent. The American reader can store his mind guage and style adapted to the comprehension of 1 with true pictures on these subjects by the perusal
of legitimate history, and to that we commend bim delineating the passions, Remorse, Jealousy, Reon all occasions.
venge, Lore, Despair, and Hatred, carefully interLILLIAN AND OTHER Poems. By WINTEROP Mack woven with romance of captivating interest. WORTH Peaed. Redfield, Clinton Hall.—The poems The Two FAMILIES : An Episode in the History of Praed have heretofore been better known in of Chapelton. By the Author of “Rose Douglass." England than in America, though many of his New-York: Harper & Brothers.--Chapelton is refugitive pieces have been conned with delight presented as a pretty country town in Scotland, by the readers of our own periodical literature. and the present work purports to be a side-leaf in This volume is the first collation of his poetical its history. It will pass current at least as a roworks, and even this is very incomplete. Their mance of pleasing interest, carrying with it a good author was one of the most promising of modern moral. English poets, and it is much to be regretted that COUBTESY, MANNERS, AND HABITs. By Geys GE bis career was so early cut off. A term of ten WINFRED HERVEY. Harper & Brothers.-- Guess years added to such a life would undoubtedly ing at the title of this book, we should have placed have placed the name of its possessor among the it in the Chesterfieldian category. But it does not deathless poets of the world, and given to man- belong there. What Chesterfield was in the fasbkind an unpalling feast of delight. There is a ionable and social world, Hervey is in the religious, peculiar freshness of style in Praed's poetry, a sort and his book is devoted to the culture of becoming of fine mosaic, composed of the gems of faney courtesy and etiquette as a Christian duty among and fact most choicely and artistically put to Christians : a worthy mission truly, yet one that gether, and none can read them and tire. With would seem to be superfluous in the field to which few exceptions, his poems are like exquisite paint it is devoted. There is yet room for another Chesings, over which the eye wanders again and again, terfield. constantly seeking and finding new beauties.
Field-BOOK OF THE REVOLUTIOX.--No. 22 of LosREMOESE AND OTHER Tales. By G. P. R. JAMES. sing's patriotic pictorial is now before the public, New-York : Bunce & Brother, 134 Nassau street.— published by the Harpers. We are not surprised This is said to be the best work of its well-køow to learn that this valuable serial is in extensive author. It comprises a series of consecutive tales i demand.
THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS.
orator of the occasion, was present, and delivered a most interesting discourse; stepping from the counting-room to the rostrum, and emerging from the bustling scenes of mereantile duties to the responsible and embarrassing position of a public speaker, with all the ease of an adept in the oratorical art. We make a few extracts from this address, all of which are very fine, and some critically beautiful. The subject being Truth, we quote a few words from the proem :
"By truth, we mean things as they are ; feets
and the relations of facts; things as God appreADDRESS OF CHANCELLOR A MES C. Page.
hends them; things as God reveals them to his
creatures." On the evening of the 27th of April, Warren Chapter No. 3 held an anniversary celebration The speaker proceeded to state, that as at their rooms in Brooklyn, at which a large truth came from God, it pervaded the whole company of ladies and gentlemen were pre-creation; but that, by the birth and growth sent. Our ever active and energetic brother, of error, truth became perverted or hidden A. C. Page, Esq., having been chosen as the upon earth, and was again brought forth and
revealed to man through the advent of the notion, that takes because it is a novelty. It may Saviour. With him it was crucified, and with
present before our eyes the tempting vision of our
millions of inert and silent acres all tilled and pophim arose again. Subsequently it was cast
ulated, and teeming with social and business life. by the Papacy into the wells of the Inquisi- and it may whisper that this desired result can tion, and restored again by Martin Luther.
be best accomplished by throwing open every
door of our precious asylum to the galled serfs of The speaker next dwelt largely upon the value
other lands, and enlarging and multiplying our of truth in religion, government, and in all ballot-boxes. the various phases of its application. We “It may perhaps come to our ears, in the siren quote a passage:
eloquence of a true freeman exiled from a land
that has a right to be free, and urge us to admit “But there is enjoyment, and of the highest
and act upon a fallacy that is so like truth that order, in the pursuit of truth, which renders the
wise men doubt and hesitate to reject it; and, by necessary toil and self-denial but a trivial sacrifice.
touching the tenderest sympathies of an AmeriBut while I may insist on the reality of purely
can, almost make us believe it is our duty to join intellectual pleasure from study and reflection, my
a holy foreign crusade against the tyrants of the principal object is to declare the superior pleasure
old world. Or it may come in any other form. And which truth'in contemplation and possession gives
yet I say, if solid, sober judgment pronounces that
error even lurks in it, we had better repress our over every other source of enjoyment; a pleasure open to all minds, whether cultivated or unculti
desire for population, our sympathies with the vated: to the reflecting student most accessible in
distant oppressed, tax immigration, and wall in our its purest quality and largest degree; but also
ballot boxes, than that political error should defile derivable to those who never investigate patiently
the fine gold of our republican crown, or poison nor reflect intensely. Truth, discovered and pos
the arteries of our happy and as yet healthy sessed by the mind, gives its own peculiar pleasure.
country. We have nothing to do with any scheme, The contemplation of a single truth, casually per
however fair it promise for wealth, honor, or inceived, as well as that elicited by elaborate reason
crease, that will not bear the scrutiny of truth." ing, and brought out in clusters of gems from the
The truth in government is thus apostrodeep mines of thought; a bare fact, separated en tirely from error and raised above doubt, contem.
phized : plated as an immutable reality, bestows enjoyment of a nature superior to the most ingenious com
Especially do our age and country demand vibiuations where error is known or suspected to be
gilant partisans of truth. The truth in government bidden."
never was displayed to mortal eyes until the found
ing of our republic. An enlightened, free, religious The effects of truth and error upon the
people, with Bible republicanism for their polity,
is the full-orbed truth in human government. mind and faculties are thus analytically set
Brethren, I believe our order is another embodied forth:
truth. •Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty;
and by what eyes shall this vigilance be exercised, “If error went no further than the intellect, the if not by the native-born sons of freedom? Who consequences would not be so sad. But it cannot shall be the body-guard of truth in religion and stop there. The intellectual faculties are the mas- politics for our native land, if not we, whose ticators and digestive apparatus of the soul. The fathers possessed the soil before we were born? mind perceives, reflects, digests, and then the moral Who so well understand the true principles of our circulation and assimilation commence. What government as we, who were taught them in inthe mind feeds on, goes to the conscience, the pas- fancy? Who can possibly love them so well as sions, the heart. If it be truth, the conscience is we, who have never known any other? When quickened and true, and the heart beats with immense hosts of aliens are landing annually on healthful pulse, and urges on a current of life our shores, and, like the well-trained regiments of throughout the whole being. If it be error, the an invading army, form immediately into battalions, conscience is paralyzed, the passions swollen and ready for self-defense or aggression, needs there ungovernable, the will perverted, and ready to do no organization of American natives to stand the bidding of the basest lusts; and the heart cir- ready for defense, or offense if need be? Or is culates a flood of death throughout the entire our country merely a vast tract of land, with economy of the soul.
some magic property that transforms monarchists “So with the body politic. If error could remain at once into liberalists; serfs into mén; barbarians in our Constitution, our law-books and legislative into the enlightened and refined; and all, atheists, speeches, and not circulate through the arteries | infidels, and Papists, at once into lovers and pracand veins of our country, it might be a shame and tisers of truth Is America merely a continent, a sin, but it could not do extended injury. But it or is it the sacred birth-right of liberty? And is cannot remain there. A fundamental error at the liberty a thing necessarily eternal because it has heart of our Constitution, or in one of the main once existed ; and incapable of corruption because arteries of our laws, may speedily be found in its it has existed in purity? or is it liable both to be effects at the remotest extremity and in the tiniest vitiated and annihilated ! And by whom is it vein.
most likely to be destroyed! By invading armies, "Let us then reflect on the infinite preference of under a foreign leader, coming with the avowed truth over error. Error may come in specious purpose of aggression; or by arnies equally averse political falsities, promising to distinguish and to true, constitutional, restricted liberty, flying from aggrandize a people by some newly conceived the abodes of tyranny and hunger and ignorance,
and burled by the very force of necessity at once upon entering and retiring. Members of Chancery to the other extreme of riot and licentiousness entering the Room after the calling of the Rai Is American freedom of such a nature that it can- shall report themselves to the G. C. of the C. in not possibly be deteriorated by this mighty in- order that their names may be entered upon the flux of unleavened humanity from the old world! Minutes. “ Brethren, surely as liberty is the hope of the
RULE y. world, our order is an embodied truth! It is
The business of each Session shall be conducted henceforth to be a perpetual institution so long as
in the following order : our country is the chosen of God, the home of the Bible, of virtue, of science, of industry, of hope. 1. Calling the Roll of Members. The necessity of its existence will never cease until 2. Reading Minutes of preceding Session the world is free, until infidelity is dead, until Rome *3. Communications from Arch-Chancery. shall be hurled from the seven hills, until tyrants *4. Communications from Grand Sachen and demagogues shall have disappeared from the 5. Communications from Chapters. earth. As conservators of the greatest and holiest 6. Reception of Appeals. earthly interests, let us then be vigilant, watchful, 7. Reception of Applications for Charters. active, untiring. Let truth be inscribed upon our 8. Reception of Miscellaneous Communications banner; truth be voritten upon our hearts ; truth 9. Reports of Standing Committees. be our motto with each other; truth our search, 10. Reports of Special Committees. our hope, and our reward."
11. Unfinished Business.
RULE VI. The following Rules and Regulations were adopt- The Roll of Committees shall be ealled at each ed and ordered to be printed.
meeting, and reports made, if ready. Committees
on special business shall, if practicable, report at 0. GOODRICH BOYCE,
the Session next after their appointment.
The G. S. may at any time during the Sessica suspend the proceedings for the purpose of quali
fying a new member, whose credentials shall hare Chancery shall always be opened at the ap.
been previously presented. Delegates shall al. pointed time. The G. S. shall preside, assisted by
ways be presented for qualification by a member
of the body. the Grand 1st and 2d Chiefs. In the absence of
RULE VIII. the G. S., the Chair shall be taken by the Senior Officer present.
No question shall be stated unless moved by Should no quorum appear within thirty minutes two Brothers, nor be open for consideration und of the time named, the members present may or.
stated by the G. S.; and when a question is before ganize the meeting, and adjourn to some specified Chancery, no motion shall be in order, except, ls, future time. A representation of one third of the
To adjourn; 2d, To lay on the table; Sd, The preChapters, or twenty Chancellors from the body at vious question; 4th, To postpone; 5th, To refer ; large, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 6th, To amend. And they shall have precedence of business.
in the order in which they are arranged, the first
three of which shall be decided without debate. The Officers shall be respectively stationed as follows:-Grand 1st O. on the right, and Grand
RULE IX. 2d O. on the left of the G. S.; G. O. of the C. and All Ordinances and Resolutions must be preG. O. C. at the side desk on the right, and G. C. of sented in writing. the E. and G. F. O. at the side desk on the left of
RULE X. the G. S.
When a blank is to be filled, the question shall It shall be the duty of the G. S. at A. to pre- be first taken on the highest sum or number, and vent the admission in, or remaining within the bar of Chancery of other than members of this or
the longest time proposed. other Chanceries, or persons duly authorized.
Any member may call for a division of the The G. S. shall appoint two members of the
question when the sense will admit of it Order to act as Marshals, who shall have charge
RULE XII. of the doors. RULE IY.
When any three members call for the yeas an] Every Chancellor shall appear with the Emblem cally, when, as a member is called, he shall (unless
nays, the G. C. of the C. shall call the roll alphabetiand Star. On entering the Hall of meeting, the excused) declare openly and without debate ar name of each Chancellor, together with the name explanation his assent or dissent to the question of the Chapter he represents, shall be announced by the Marshal in charge of the inner door; and
* Communications from Areh-Chancery or the G. 8. each person admitted shall salute the G. S. both may be received at any time during the Session.
where its meetings will be hereafter held on After any question, except one of indefinite post- Thursday evenings. ponement, has been decided, any two members who voted in the majority, and none other, may, at the next meeting, move for a reconsideration WAYNE CHAPTER No. 52 celebrated their thereof; but no discussion of the main question first anniversary on Tuesday evening, May shall be allowed unless reconsidered.
4th, at their Chapter rooms. There was a
goodly number of the sons and daughters of No Chancellor shall speak more than twice on America in attendance to listen to the exerany subject under consideration, while any other cises, which consisted of vocal music by a Brother who has not spoken more than once on the question claims the floor, nor more than ten
select choir, and addresses by several members minutes each time, unless by unanimous consent.
of the Order.
The principal address was delivered, at the When a Chancellor intends to speak on a ques.
request of the Chapter, by Chancellor Jos. C. tion, he shall rise in his place, and respectfully ad
Morton, of Franklin Chapter, who pointed dress the G. S. in the words, Most Noble Grand out and exhibited to the audience, in that Sachem, who shall then announce the speaker by truthful and forcible manner for which he is
Should more than one Chancellor rise to speak at the same time, the G. S. shall determine
characterized, the many and various elements who is entitled to the floor, and no Chancellor that are prevalent and growing in the midst shall proceed to speak until he has been announced of the American people, which will, unless by the chair.
speedily eradicated and destroyed, tend to
lead to and hasten our nation's decay. The G. S. or any Chancellor may call a Brother The lecture was listened to with the most to order while speaking, when the debate shall be suspended until the point of order be determined; profound respect and admiration by an intelunless he appeal from the decision of the Chair, ligent and attentive audience; and at its close, when he may use the following words, and none a unanimous vote of thanks was tendered to other : “ Most N. G. S., I respectfully appeal from the decision of the Chair to Chancery;" where
the able lecturer by the meeting, with a reupon Chancery shall, without debate, except the quest that he would deliver his lecture on appellant may state the ground of his appeal and "Political Education” before the Chapter on the G. S. the reasons for his decision, not occupying some future occasion. more than five minutes each, proceed to vote upon the question, which shall always be put as follows:
This Chapter is in a very flourishing con“Will Chancery sustain the decision of the Chair ?" dition. Although it has been organized but
one year, it can boast of having over ninety The previous question shall be in this form: hearts and views are as one as to their duties
members, principally young men, but whose “Sball the main question be now put ?” It shall only be admitied when called by ten members, as Americans ; a surplus in their treasury of and supported by majority vote of Chancery. near $200, notwithstanding the extra expenses And its effect shals be to put an end to all debate, incidental to the first year's existence of a and bring the Chancery to a direct vote upon pending. amendments, (if any,) and, thereupon, the Chapter, and one of the most magnificent and main question.
costly banners in the city.
May Wayne Chapter ever continue to flourNo member shall be permitted to speak or vote ish and prosper, and spread those patriotic on any question before Chancery, unless clothed principles upon which our noble Order is with the Emblem and Star.
based. The following resolution was also adopted:
Resolved, That the meetings of this body shall always be opened by prayer, recognizing the ne- DUTIES OF CHAPLAINS OF THE ORDER.--The cessity of the Divine Blessing and Benediction Chaplains of the several Chapters of the Order, upon our objects and efforts, and that the person chosen by the presiding officer to fulfil that duty besides their other duties, are required by shall contine himself to the objects above named'; Ordnance No. 6, establishing a funeral serbut should no suitable person be present, the above vice, to report immediately to the Grand duty may be dispensed with.
Chaplain the decease of any brother of the
Chapter. Each Chaplain is also required by E PLURIBUS UNUM CHAPTER has removed section 3, article III., “ to record in a book from the corner of the Bowery and Broome to be kept by him, the death of each brother, street to Masonic Hall, No 274 Grand street, together with the cause, time, place of burial,