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We do not mean to cast reflections, but this expres- interesting facts and occurrences connected with sion certainly looks rather“ gassy.” And then the the War of Independence. Many of the incidents labels upon the lamps are so much after the herein related have been before read and re-read, fashion of a Chinese show! But we hasten to and many of them are now first published, or long close with a few more extracts from this ridiculous out of print; and together they form a book full balderdash :

of interest, and convenient as a freshener of the " When I looked at my garden and the beauti memory. We do not know of a more appropriate ful domain that was to be my future home, I book to be placed in the hands of Americau youth. thought I had never seen any thing so perfectly The same publishers have also republished, in beautiful in all my life. Oh, the flowers !-oh, the

cheap form, flowers! The wonderful trees! The canary birds and the humming birds all singing in my garden! THE Corsican BROTHERS, by Dumas, and One that you would call a weeping willow, I called the tree of joy, because it was filled with

ALTAMONT, by the Hon. Mrs. Norton. joyous and beautiful birds."

THE SACHEM.—This is the title of a new weekly " While Matty and Margey showed me their beautiful bowers, many birds sang sweetly around

paper just started by Thomas Picton, Esq. The me—and two that sang very joyfully seemed to Sachem is handsomely gotten up, and promises to be know me. One was your beautiful canary, ' Dick,' thoroughly American in its tone and spirit. The and the other was Margey's little bird."

first number is a fair specimen of a whole-souled Think of that! Poor little canary “ Dick” bas American journal, and as such we extend to it a gone up to the seventh heaven! After this spirit cheerful and hearty welcome. We hope its success had finished her relation, she was questioned con in this field will prove sufficient to keep it firm in cerning many things pertaining to the seventh the cause of our native land. It is published at sphere, and among her answers we find the fol 100 Nassau street. We make a short extract lowing:

from the initial number : “She said that the space allotted to her was as “Ever have the Americans, sincerely and honlarge as the city of New York. It is open to the estly, treated the immigrant with kindness, dissky, there being no other spheres over it, as in the tinction, and heartfelt hospitality. No other nation lower ones. It is in Swedenborg street.

of the globe has acted more disinterestedly in the “ The duty assigned her is to teach children. premises than these United States, which have She teaches Matty, (her nephew, eleven years of allowed aliens and naturalized citizens privileges age,) especially.".

denied Americans, born on the soil of this country, "She has teachers in French, and Italian, and by every foreign power. The stranger here can music, whose names she gave us. She sings, and trade and barter free from legal impediments; he has learned to play upon the harp."

can enjoy all the immunities of a native citizen; The following extract caps the climax, and will

he is exempt from the more arduous duties apper

taining to the civic state. Under these consideraserve as an appropriate tail-piece to our review.

tions, the foreigner, coming hither for the sake of What will the fastidious opponents of rational refuge or to engage in commerce, should be grateamusement say when they learn that card-playing ful to the American, and not view him, as is now is tolerated in the world of spirits ? This is hardly unfortunately the case, with suspicion and distrust.

If the American people have erred, it has been a fair game, however, since the spirit would have

an error of the heart; we have been liberal to a the advantage of seeing his opponent's “hand." fault, and our liberality remains unappreciated. "On one occasion, a whist party was formed,

We have invited the stranger into our mansion ; and one of the four being disinclined to play, this

we have given him a seat at our table; he has spirit volunteered to take the hand. Little Mary aspired to become the head of the house. To was therefore seated, and though she could not recover this lost position should be the duty of herself play the game, it was well played through each true American." her hands by the spirit. In the course of it he remarked, that he frequently played whist in the

THE SUNDAY SIGNAL.--Another of the Sunday Fifth Sphere."

paper family has just made its appearance in a This we think will suffice to give our readers large and improved form, comprising eight pages an idea of this infamous batch of trumpery. We

of six columns each, making a total of forty. scarce know which most to condemn, the author eight columns for three cents. The typograpby or the publisher.

and finish of the Signal is very neat, and its con

tents well chosen. Published by C. O. Lincoln & A new volume has just been issued by Bunce

Co., 44 Ann street. & Brother, the young publishers, at 134 Nassau street, entitled,

THE MASSASOIT BALANCE AND ADVOCATE.The THE ROMANCE OF THE REVOLUTION. Edited by lovers of the humorous in light literature will be OLIVER B. BUNCE. 12mo, 434 pp.—Why this glad to learn that their old favorite, Jonathan F. volume is called a romance we cannot discover, Kelly, Esq., better known to the public as

“ Falsince it purports to be, and is, a recapitulation of conbridge,” is again in the field, presiding over the

columns of a beautiful weekly journal, the name and title of which heads this paragraph. The Balance and Advocate is published at Waltham, Mass., and its columns are sparkling with the pure wit of the Falconbridge, whose pen has enriched

the pages of almost every literary journal in this country, not excepting the Republic. Most beartily do we wish a prosperous existence to the Advocate, and long life, with plenty of the “rocks" to ita gentlemanly and talented editor.


priety or policy of uniting under one common head, but the best and most speedy means of accomplishing that union. We propose, then, to follow up the conversations that have been held on the subject, by the appointment of ten delegates from the national head of each Order, to meet in convention, and there devise and complete a plan to carry out the object, that plan to be submitted by the delegates to their respective bodies for ratification. We are fully assured that the thing can be done, a little concession as to matters of form: being made, if need be, by both parties. It is

at least worth a trial, and certainly no harm, The Sons of AMERICA.—This association

if no good, would result from a fraternal interof patriotic Americans has already planted

change of opinion. its standard in three or four States, and is rapidly beating up an army of “true blues."

ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS.—This Order is Conversations have taken place on the sub- both beneficial and political, and is principally ject of an union of this Order with that of confined to the State of New York. Some idea the 0. U. A., that the whole may form one may be formed of its political strength, there being grand confederation of American hearts, and

not less than sixty Chapters in the city of Ner

York alone. It is very generally conceded that thus hasten the consummation of our mutua

this organization has ruled the city of New York aim, viz., the concentration of the American for several years past, and at the last State elec mind upon national issues in opposition to all tion it was all-powerful in the election of one of

its members on the Democratic State tieket. extraneous theories and influences; for, 1st, The Order is governed by a Chancery, the memthe preservation of our free and rational system bers of which are said to be expert politicians, of government from the radical influences of a and whose patriotism is not confined within the lawless European democracy on the one hand,

narrow limits of partisanship.

They scrutinize the nominations of both parties, and the retrograde influences of aristocracy and if the candidate is honest and capable, and and legitimacy (so called) on the other; 2d, above all an American, the 0. U. A. are found at for the prevention of an unity of Church and

every poll in that wonderful city, giving direction State in the nation ; 3d, for the protection of have heard it stated and estimated that the O. U. A.

to the machinery that is sure to end in victory.

We American operatives from the unequal compe- can bring into the field in New York city alone, on tition of European pauper labor ; and finally, any exciting question, a well-trained vote of ten

thousand strong—enough to control the City

Gor. for the protection of American interests gene

ernment and sway the destinies of the State. This is rally, political, religious, and social, against Native Americanism in the Empire State - Her their opposing elements, in whatever form risburg (Pa.) Standard. they may appear.

The New-York Tribune, commenting on To say that unity of action is necessaryamong the above, says the Order of United Amermen who entertain an unity of purpose, would | icans is be superfluous; the fact is self-evident; there

" an organization mainly confined to our city. fore, what we have to consider is not the pro- l which gave General Storms for Prison Inspector,


and some other candidates on each ticket last fall, annual election for Grand Officers will take a very fair lift, though not nearly so heavy a one

place. as the writer supposes."

The following preamble and resolutions, It must be admitted, however, that the “ lift" was heavy enough to elect the candi- adopted at the late session, have been sent

to us for publication. The Chancery may be dates, who would have been otherwise in a

assured that their request shall be complied sad ininority. General Storms was elected

with: by a clear majority of over two thousand,

Newark, N. J., June 11th, 1852. bringing him out of the canvass about four

Thomas R. Whitney, Esq. : thousand ahead of his ticket, in spite of the

Dear Sir, I send herewith a copy of a preampersecuting proclamation of Mr. McKeon, and

ble and resolutions adopted by the Chancery of the five or six thousand foreign scratches

New Jersey at its late session at Jersey City on which that proclamation produced against the 7th instant. him.

Respectfully and fraternally yours, We must correct the Tribune in another

J. B. CLEVELAND, G.C.C. respect. The American organization, instead Whereas, This Chancery deems that the liberal of being confined to this city, ramifies the circulation of journals truly American in their length and breadth of some seven or eight the Order, but absolutely necessary to the fur

the growth of different States, and is rapidly increasing; therance and promotion of its glorious principles ; and the balance struck in favor of General therefore, Storms was proportionately as large in the

Resolved, That this Chancery hereby recomrural districts as in the city. It was not,

mend to the respective Chapters under its juris

diction a magazine, entitled the “Republic," pubhowever, because General Storms was a mem lished monthly, and edited by P. G. S. Whitney, ber of the Order that the United Americans

and would most earnestly urge its claims upon the

members of the Order throughout the State, as a supported him, but because he was assaulted

work admirably adapted to accomplish the objects and persecuted as such by foreigners and set forth in the foregoing preamble. demagogues: We think it is not saying too Resolved. That in view of our present position much to assert that they will do the like on

as an Order, and the necessity of being armed

with undeniable facts to meet the arguments of all similar occasions that may occur hereafter.

our opponents, P. G. S. Wbitney be requested to

publish, at his earliest convenience, such statistics THE CHANCERY OF New-Jersey held a reg

as relate to the moral as well as political influence

exerted by the foreign population of this country; ular quarterly session at the Rooms of Amer- and that such statistics be published in a tabular ican Chapter No. 6, of Jersey City, on

form, showing the comparative amount of crime,

etc., committed by foreigners and native-born Monday, the 7th of June, Grand Sachem

citizens. John H. Lyon presiding. The session was Resolved, That a copy of this preamble and quite numerously attended by delegates from resolutions be sent to P. G. S. Whitney, and that the various Chapters in the State, and a large be directed to it in the printed proceedings of

the especial attention of the various Chapters amount of business was transacted; among Chancery. which, arrangements were made to attend the anniversary of Washington Chapter at A Weekly ORGAN.—A proposition has been Orange, August 2d; and also for a public dem- set on foot by parties whose respectability onstration at Morristown at an early day. must command attention and consideration, During the session, the Chancery was visited to establish a weekly organ of the Order. If by Grand Sachem Osborn, and several Chan any thing would give us greater pleasure than cellors of New York. The G. S. of New the firm establishment of such a paper, it York was received with appropriate honors, would be the establishment and support of a and in response to an invitation to that effect, daily journal devoted to our principles. But addressed the brethren of New-Jersey in a we should be sorry to see either started and short but cogent speech. The Reverend then left to die for the want of breath. Our Brother Waters, Chancellor of Lawrence Order is strong enough to support a weekly Chapter, New-York, being present, also ad paper in this city alone, if it will do 80; but dressed the meeting.

whatever is done in that direction must be The next session of the Chancery of New done with a will, and the parties who underJersey will be held at Hoboken on the second take it must have a guarantee of support. Wednesday of September next, when the Let us not have another Prometheus chained

to the rock to have his heart torn out by ments of " Patriotism, Charity, and Harvultures. Do not give encouragement where mony," and impart valuable information. you will not give support.

We hope to see them continued and recipProbably not one person in a thousand has located, as they doubtless will be; and so any correct idea of the difficulties and cost of long as they are conducted on the plan here publishing a paper; and we suppose that an adopted, free from useless expense, they canequal proportion of those of our subscribers not fail to do good. There was a time when who happen to owe us two dollars have any it was thought that no courtesy of this kind idea that we want the money. In either case could be complete without the preparation of they are wide of the mark, and the matter a sumptuous repast. But that is found to be comes, plainly, down to this, viz. : if you want a custom a man to do a certain work for you, you must

“More honored in the broach than the observance ;" secure to him a fair compensation for his time and labor. One fact seems to be espe and FortGreene Chapter has adopted the more cially lost sight of in matters of this kind, rational plan of making their tertulias entirely and that is, that any publication, be it daily, intellectual and patriotic in their character. weekly, or monthly, devoted to any particu- They occupy the most splendid chapter-room lar subject or class of people, must derive at in the State, at Montague Hall, Brooklyn. least its primitive support from that subject or class, however meritorious or versatile it may be in its general character; and no

WAYNE CHAPTER.-Accept our thanks for weekly paper of suitable size, and at the the list of new subscribers to the Republic, present prices, can be adequately supported

and also for your kind and complimentary upon a circulation less than six or seven expressions towards our magazine. It wonld thousand. A monthly magazine, like the be far better for our cause if the sentiments Republic, can be supported by three thousand you express and maintain in so practical a paying subscribers at two dollars a year, and

manner were more generally entertained and by nothing less. We make these statements, practised; for it is a significant fact that those not to throw cold water upon the new pro

most devoted to American interests are the ject, but to give practical information upon

first to be neglected and victimized by the which all parties may profit if they will.

very men who should encourage and sustain them. Charlatan pretenders, and even open

enemies to our principles, are too often made INTERESTING COURTESIES.-Fort Greene

the subjects of popular applause and sympa. Chapter, Brooklyn, has commenced issuing a

thy, while the true-hearted laborer is left to series of invitations to her sister Chapters in

grope on, solitary and alone, through an this vicinity to visit her rooms officially on intricate labyrinth of perplexities. the nights of meeting. Alpha and Excelsior were the first on the list of guests, and they responded in the right spirit, a considerable EXCURSIONS.—We hear of a number of number of the members of each being in at association excursions being planned for the tendance. The next invitation was extended

Why not advertise them in the to Washington and Franklin Chapters of New Republic? Some request us to give them a York, and Morgan of Hoboken, who vis- notice, and some do us the honor to send in ited Fort Greene, under charge of their an invitation card. We have generally, hereofficers, on Wednesday evening, June 9th ; at tofore, made special notice, gratuitously, of which time a brief interchange of patriotic these occasions when they have come to our and fraternal sentiment was made by various knowledge, and certainly had a right to exofficers and members of the several Chapters. pect a share of their advertising; but we These pleasant reunions, set on foot so suc have not received it. And as those occasions cessfully by Fort Greene Chapter, are calcu are mere matters of pleasure with the persons lated to exercise a most beneficial influence. who get them up, we intend hereafter to They bring members from various sections make them a matter of business on our part, into fraternal contact; promote agreeable if we have any thing to do with them. Every acquaintance; cause a renewal of the senti type we set costs money, and those who


njoy the profit or the pleasure of it should New-York, and the Chapter is now, as we vay the cost.

learn, fully organized.

The Committee to whom was referred the THE CHANOERY OF New-York held its first application for a Chapter in the Second Ward, neeting of the present quarterly session at

had not completed their report at the last he Rooms of Oneachta Chapter, Poughkeep- meeting. ie, on Monday, June 7th. But little business of a public nature was transacted. The ap

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES.—We learn that blication for a charter to locate a Chapter in

several of our Chapter Executives are already he Second Ward of this City was received, engaged preparing the annual rolls to be reind referred to the usual committee. It is ported to the Grand Executive Committee proposed to call it “Metamora Chapter."

on the 1st of September. It is quite necesAn ordinance was adopted, requiring the

sary that the rolls should be accurate and 3. S. to withhold the quarterly pass from

full. We anticipate a call of the Executive Chancellors representing any Chapter that

Convention of each State early in September,

at which time the Grand records should be las failed to make its quarterly returns for wo consecutive terms. The Chancery ad

complete and open for reference. ourned, to meet in this city on Monday evening, June 21st.


desiring to procure the beautiful certificate ANOTHER CHAPTER IN WILLIAMSBURG, N. Y., gotten up by Brother Jay, can obtain them s now in process of organization, and we

at the office of the Republic, 100 Nassau earn that there are already about forty street, already countersigned by the Grand signers to the application for a charter. The Officers. Price, elegantly printed in gold and success of Ethan Allen Chapter, in that colored, $2; in gold border uncolored, $1. virgin city, has awakened the patriotism of he people, and we are glad to hear of so

INDEPENDENCE CHAPTER, of New-York, has good a prospect of a complete development changed its place of meeting from National of the American sentiment. Williamsburg Hall, Canal st., to the corner of Lispenard can well support five or six Chapters.

st. and Broadway. A more convenient place

and pleasanter rooms. TAE MONUMENT.-A general meeting of members of the Order is to be held at Chan- COLUMBIA CHAPTER, of Madison, New Jercery Rooms, corner of Broadway and Grand sey, has a hard struggle against the demast., on Monday evening, June 28th, at which goguism and Jesuitism that prevail in that we expect to see a large gathering. The object beautiful village. She must be sustained and of the meeting will be to talk over the pro- enconraged. Keep a good heart, boys, and posed plan of a cemetery and monument never give up the ship. to Washington, and to receive subscriptions for lots. The meeting will be open to every member of the Order, and the trustees will

FRATERNAL Visit.–Fort Greene Chapter, be present to make any explanation that of Brooklyn, have accepted an invitation may be desired.

from Franklin Chapter, of New-York, and will visit their rooms, corner of Grand and

Ludlow streets, on Friday evening, June 25th. ANOTHER New CHAPTER.–At the meeting Brothers, be on hand. of the New-York Chancery held June 21, a communication was received from the G. S., announcing that he had issued a dispensation THE FOURTH OF JULY AT BROOKLYN.--The at the request of several persons and members several Chapters of Brooklyn are making of the Order, for the establishment of a Chap- arrangements for a public demonstration on ter to be known as "Fort Putnam Chapter the glorious Fourth. Their plan, we believe, No. 59," at Buttermilk Falls, Orange co., I embraces a public procession and an address.

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