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: I', in thl ir strugglingefforts
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icht w4-e conecive to be their
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:. e shall strive to make
:r -:,I+N. a rI dsider'tum in these
ir ttIo indicates, the Lorin
Shall he " Republican at <as
Stlerdrll circumgstncp.e" We
S.i ..e the security and enjoy
e1 tr,,alcivil liberty, the abso
Si..itv ' mv-n bofkr" th~ law.
r. , il.. : i-ribution of hon
' t., all who merit
a-..: allaying animosities, of
S.:. meinory of the bitter
.r ,stinlg harmlony and ulion
..! I.:., and bhttween Iall in
,t, l -hi.ll advoc:te the removal
:.1 .l isalilities , foster kind
,rh,.rnce, where walignity
-:.,ut r.-igledl, and seek for
'..,l justice where wrong and
:. ,vailed. Thus united in
.It ,I j.'ets. we shall conserve
'rts, elhvate our noble
S..: i;able position among
:.t,. h,y the development
.-.:tatl. lt resul cct'e, and secure
. : t;. f the mighty changes
r ;r!1 c, onditiun of the
ti. (' antry.
i'cst :,:."r can he no truil
. thi sl:rrnaCy ""f law.
' it. in til ue edisrii
l e.'i( t i af justice.
I ".. \T )IN.
* 'pI, t ti,, e dc trine of anof
::-vn ,' f t.x.stionamoling
I . t:tmhfl cletim of the
-,':v withdl the exiguction of
.:",r oiiui, ntry an d the s
"vi.y (legtimate obligan
.ru, t m anrly, independeng out of
" o'' . t act est ablisha rinve
S't:'+"vl trlJ existencem , a nd urge
S:pon a iy the education of we
. ..itally cnnechd with
 gtmnt, and thae seu
'i- rarly, independenT
. upo a basis that i we
When night comes brooding o'er me
Like a prison's dreary cell,
end its visions rise before me
With a dread no speech may tell;
Wein, alone with my only longing
All the darkening spell of fear,
I watt the sad stars thronging
Till te beams of dawn appear;
Then; Ith em. Pies ohnses,
Come backthe old, old times-
The dear .ld times, my darling,
The living, bving times !
Unsleeping, iremember
. The days tht all are gone,
Like June dreans in December,
Or flowers wlen Summer's done;
The times that are never over,
For.they live it heart sad brain,
And, like kisses oom a leover,
Tpeir spell comes back again.
Likel4' g of magic rhymes,
Return t dear old times
The old old times, my darling,
The living loving times !
This is my lone life's treasure,
That none can take away-
Remembrance without nii4ure
Of every vanished day,
Of love-light round me streaming
Of tender lips and eyes;
Awake I lie, yet dreaming,
Nor sleep till day shall rise.
Like a bee in blossomed limes.
I live in those old times
The times you know, my darling,
The living, loving times !
Cold are the skies above me,
The earth is wrapped in snow,
And if still, as then, you love me.
Ahw ! I cannot know
Silhnce between us lying,
More c'hill than winter's cold,
And my heart like a baby crying
For its mother's wonted hold.
But I breathe the Sumn'er's lprime
Remembering that old time,
Though you forget it, darling.
The living, loving time !
Amerlcan Crusaders.
Grand Lodge of IWsulaippi.
Article I. Whereas, The consti
tution ef our country, that sacred
Maqnua (Clar(a, whereby the founders
of the Ameriean Republic sought to
protect and to rpretuate that form
of government, which they left as a
sacred heritage in trust for futrre
generations, requires greater care
from the citizens to protect it from
illegal innovations ; and whereas,
history teaches us that a Democra
tic form of government requires
great vigilance to protect it from
the usurpations and innovatione of
unscrupulous, fanatical or ambitious
politicians and political factions or
parties ; and whereas, great dili
gence has not been duly exercised of
late years, and discord and civil war
swept over our land, and changes
a:nd illnnovations incompatible with
the spirit of liberty and the prin
ciples of the Democracy have been
made, or forced illegally in our form
of government: Now, therefore, for
the protection of our country against
a recurrence of these evils, and to
protect and to perpetuate a Demo
cratic and truly Republican form of
government in our land, we, whose
names are hereunto alixed, do here
by consitate ourselves an Order, or
Brotherhood, to do and accomplish
the objects herein mentioned.
Art. II. The name of this Order,
or Brotherhood, shall be " THE
AMUCAm S CRmS.ADEgS," and who, be
ing indoctrinated with the convic
tion that "Eternal Vigilance is the
Price of Liberty," deem it their duty
to exercise such upon all occasions,
and while so doing we hold our
selves firmly bound, in duty and in
honor, to God, our country and our
selves, to do all acts within our
power that will tend to maintain,
protect and perpetuate on the North
Amercan Continent a Democratic
or truly REuaBcIcN form of Gov
ernment; to zealously watch those in
otffice, under the people and to see
to it that they perform their duties
according to the spirit of the law;
to discountunance, expose and pan
ish all corruption in those in whom
the people have put their trust; to
form a more perfect meleus around
which all the incongruoues political
elements, opposed to imnovation,
centralization, imperialism, or the
unauthorized assumption of uncon
suitutional power by bMies holders,
may rally for the protection of their
inalienable rights and liberties; to
form a Band of Patriots-a Brother
hood-who will at all times, and at
all hazards, hold themselves in
readiness to defend the liberties of
the people, the Constitution of our
country, and the rights of any one
section of our land, against the un
j- Or a9 aeonMe o ppr4 m o
siaithue, In so doing we trust to
become a power that can susoess
fully struggle against the so-called
Republican or Radical party, and
the numerous secret political or
ganizations, by whose constant plot
tings, selfish ends are promoted,
and the welfare of our people and
country made but a secondary con
Art. III. Welabor not only for the
present eucesm of our. party, and
the restoration of the true Demo
cratic principles of government, but
seek to establish, maintain and per.
petuate our principles and form of
government on the entire North
American continent, and the islands
belonging thereto.
Art. IV. We hold that the right to
govern the nation is inherent with
the people, and can, by them only,
be delegated to representatives
whose duty is to faithfully abide by
instructions given them to keep
within the bounds of the Constitu
tion of our countrf, and to zealous
ly guard the liberties of the people
from the encroachments of the
unscrupulous and the ambitious,
and ever to remember that the citi
zens, and are held accountable for
their acts to that popular sovereign
Art. V. The white or Caucasian
race of man being the superior race,
intellectually, morally and physi
eally, and having achieved its great
est distinctions in the past and pre
sent ages under Democractic or Re
publican forms of Government, we
hold that these forms of govern
ment are peculiarly adapted to pro
mote the welfare and business of
the white race.
Art. VI. The inferior races of
man,never having flourished or risen
to distinction, save under some
form of government administered
by might or by the arrogant as
suml)tion called the "Divine Right,"
and having sunk into barbarism,
whenever in imitation of the white
race, they established a Democratic
form of government ; we view with
distrust all schemes tending to
-hre the "Popular Sovereignity"
with, or to give political power in
our country, to each or any of the
inferior races of man, firmly be
lieving that by this inability to gov
ern themselves, they are unfitted to
be entrusted with the sacred rights
of liberty, which they construe into
license, apd ungovernable indul
Art. VII. To share the "Popular
Sovereignty" with or to give politi
cal power to any of the inferior
races, would endanger our inalien
able rights and liberties, by throw
ing us into anarchy and leaving us
a prey to innovations, centraliza
tions, absolutism or imperialism.
Art. VIII. The founders of this
Republic having acted upon these
convictions, refused to share the
right to govern with the inferior
races. Under the administration
of the white race, our country rose
with a rapidity unparalleled in the
history of nations, from a few feeble
colonies t a position in the front
ranks of the nations of the earth.
These convictions of our fore-fathers
having been tried and found de
sirable and necessary, we will abide
by them through all future genera
Art. IX. We hold it our duty to
strictly inquire into all violations of
our constitutional rights, and to,
punish the same; to inquire into the
legality of alterations that ha been,
are now being, or shall in the futnure
be made or attached to the Consti
tution of our country, and to permit
nothingto rand that is notin aso
(ordance with the principles of our
Fared Mnae Carla.
Art. X. OurOrder shall not be
used merely for political campaign
purposes, or any temporary pur
pomse whatever; but it shall be per
petnal in its main object-to teach
the msesam the purest principles of
true Democracy.
Art. XL This Constitution, and
the ritual of our Order, being a de
claration of our political belief, and
the basis upon which the super
structure of out government is
ereeted, can never be altered or
amended in spirit, but like our
Order is to be PERPETUAL.
The Sale of Irm to France.
Mr. Sumner has spread a new
cloud over the Administration sky,
by moving for a select committee to
investigate some scandalous charges
against the War Department, in the
matter of the sale of Government
arms and ammunition totheFrench
during the late war. The charges
have been brought to light by the
recent investigations of the French
National Assembly into the traneao
tions of Mr. Place, the French con
sul at this port during the war. It
appears that the Messrs. Reming
ton, the noted rifle manufacturers,
were employed to furnish arms to
the French, and after selling all they
had on hand themselves, tried to
purchase from the War Department,
which declined to sell them, snow
ing them to be acting for the French,
and also declined to sell to one
Squire, knowing him to be their
agent. But they got over this diffi
culty by putting forward a Mr.
Richardson, their lawyer, with
whom the War Department dealt
freely, not only selling him 40,000
altered SpringfielJ rifles, but setting
the Government cartridge factory
to work to make cartridges for him.
These facts Squire communicated in
high glee in as 6flaial latter to the
President of the Armament Com
mittee at Tours, in December, 1870,
in which he said "they had the
strongest influences working for
them, which will use all their efforts
to succeed." But this is not all,
nor the worst. It appeared from
the report of the Secretary of War
last year, that the receipts from the
sales of ordinance stores in 1870
amounted to $10,000,000 ; but it
appeared from the report of the
Treasury for the same year that he
only received from this source
$8,286,131 70, leaving a difference of
over $1,700,000, which Mr. Sumner
wishes to have accounted for. It
appears, moreover, that the French
Government paid for these arms
and ammunition $11,000,000 gold,
or, at the then rate of exchange,
$14,000,000 in currency. There is,
here, then, a differ( °e of $4,000,000
and the French Government asks
our Government very plainly to find
out who got it.-Nation.
A traveler was once making a
pedestrain tour of the Al)ps, when
suddenly, in a narrow path, he came
face to face with a large brown bear.
He drew a revolver and was about
to fire, when, to his amazement, the
bear cried out, "Don't fire!" It
turned out that the pretended bear
was a man employed by some
guides, who sent him out dressed in
a bear-skin when they had a timid
traveler to escort. At a preconcer
ted spot the bear would rush upon
them;and when put to flight by the
exertions of the guides, the traveler
never failed to reward theircourage
and devotionby a handsome pre
sent, of which the bear received a
liberal share.
It is to wine drinking we owe
the origin of the kiss. After
Msecenas caught his wife sucking
his finest wines through the bung
hole of a barrel with a straw, the
custom became general in Rome for
the husbands to kiss the lipe of
their wives, that they might dis
cover the quality of their good
ladies, stolen libations, and Cato,
the elder, recommends this plan to
the serions attention of all careful
hals of families
"Unhappy the kingdom that is
governed by a woman or a child!"
was a political apophthegm of an
tiquity. Unhappy the country, we
may may, the stability of whose gov
ernment depends on the life of an
old man; and not only on his life,
but on his caprice. The ancient
apophthegm had its origin in times
when there wee no limin to the
power of the sovereign, and before
the invention of constitutional
guarantees. A nation was, there
fore, unhappy when its reins fell
into feeble hands, not strong enough
to guide it among the rocks and
precipices of domestic and foreign
violence. In Europe, as soon as
the populations began to emerge
from mediaeval darkness into the
twilight of modern civilization, they
discerned the necessity of guarding
the one-man power by some devices
which should secare them in some
measure from sudden changes by
death or caprice. Thus the heredi
tary principle came to be established,
and royal families created, so that
there should be no question as to
whom the sovereign power belonged,
and there should be no civil wars of
suceesion. The necessity of having
the national power in the hand of
one man was assumed as a natural
and inevitable one. The throne
erected, and the successor to it pro
vided for and hedged about
with the superstition of divine
right and guarded by the sen
timent of loyalty, it became neces
sary to set up some bulwarks
against the excesses of the sovereigns
and for the protection of the sub
jects against them. Thus the feudal
system came into being, and the
heritable jurisdictions of the great
lords, who, though oppressive
enough toward the common people,
in the earlier times scarcely above
the condition of ehattel siaesa, still
stood, in a meusare, between them
and the sovereign. And, later, in
tne quarrels between the king and
the great lords, the common people
gradually grew into a power, from
which both contending parties, al
ternately or together hoped for as
sistance. The free cities arose out
of this condition of things, and
there were planted and cherished
the first germs of modern constitu
tional governments.
Thus, by slowest degrees, the
political ideas which seem to us as
the tritest axioms were developed in
the modern mind--of the checks
and balances of a single executive
and of two houses of legislation,
one either hereditary constituepey
from the other, more directly de
rived from the people ; and, above
all, courts of justice, removed from
ali political influences. We might
almost say that this development
has thus taken place in the Teutonic
nations ; for the Latin races are
yet in the process of education, and
the results, on the whole, have not
been satisfactory thus far. In
England, notably, and in this conn
try by inheritance from her, the
ideas of a government which con
tains within itaself the power of peace
ful alteration in its forms have
"broadened down from precelent to
precedent" to their present estate.
The northern nations of Europe,
the German Empire and its constit
aent states, and Austria, largely
Germanized as she is, seem to take
kindly and naturally to constitution
al government. Spain and herSouth
American children are, at best,
struggling toward such a state of
things, and are far enough as yet
from having reached it. Italy
overwhelmed with debt, and with
revolution always muttering under
the eaves of her palace-is only on
trial yet. France, certainly, cannot
be regarded as an example of con
stitutional success, with all her
changes of government, which were
too many even in the days of Tal
leyrand to be counted. And yet
shehad as fair a start intheold
daysas England herselL The States
Geeral, the Amemblies of the Not
alms, and the Provincial Parlia
msmb furauibd d qaitas powerfual
enginery for the control of the sor
erign a the English Parliamedt
could apply, down to the time of
Louis XIII. And there was a time
when it seemed as if Protestantism
was qmte as likely to prevail against
Catholicism in France as in Eng
land. All these struggles of pro
teses, however, yielded slowly to the
gradual aggrandizement of the royal ]
function, through the humiliation of
the nobles, began by the policy of I
Charles XII-theaee called the
Wise!--and of Louis XI, carried or
by the astute villainy of Richelieu
and Eazarin, and completed by the
resolute will of Louis XIV, acting
on a state of affairs and of opinions
thus prepared to his hand.
Thus the French nation has
grown up and been educated for
centuries into a sense of dependence
on some one man-king, consul,
emperor, or president; and what it
wants now is, the man for the hour.
Mr. Thiers answers for a transi
tional moment, and as long as he
lives and retains his place there is a
feeling of the relief which arises
from the putting off of an evil day.
France is in the condition of a ship
driven of the winds and tossed, with
only one man capable of holding
the helm, and he past the appointed
years of human life. The crew were
in consternation when, in a pet, he
left the wheel, and threatened to
leave the ship of state to the mercy
of the winds and waves of faction
and anarchy. A republic cannot be
made by resolution, or the ingrained
habits of a nation worked out of it
by the adoption of a constitution.
Republics alid monarchies are not
made, they grow; and the first con
dition of a republic is that there
should be republicans, as it is of a
monarchy that there should be will
ing subjects. Self-control is the
essential element of a free govern
ment; and this is a :uality which is
developed in an in lividual only by
careful edecation, a'd in a nation
by institutions which have formed
its character through generations. It
is this which makes the American
people capable of govern:ing them
selves. When a question has been
submitted to a vote, and it i'; decid
ed by ever so small a majority. one
way or the other, the minority sub
mits without resistance, and waits
for another trial. This is what
seems impossible to the Latin races,
and notably to the French. Their
idea of a republic seems to be that
it is the right of the minority to un
seat the majority by any means,
and get into the saddle themselves.
No institutions since the downfall
of the old monarchy have lasted
long enough to incorporate them
selves with the life of the nation.
The recent demonstrations at Ver
sailles are proof of this truth. What
the French need is, a Man, for they
cannot get along withbut one, as we
have often made a shift to do ; and
the whole course of their history for
the past eighty years has been cal
culated-we might almost say has
been directed-to hinder one from
being made. It is this which ere
ates the danger of Bonaparte's
being recalled, impossible as such
disgrace seemed so lately. We trust
the world may be spared this dis
graceful example ; but, Bonaparte,
or Orleans, or MacMahon, the Re
public of France, if it retain the
name, will be the virtaal autocracy
of one man for years to come. The
greatest blessing he can confer on
his people will be to teach them
how to do without him.--lndepend
Show us the family where good
music is cultivated, where the
,parents and children are accuas
tomed to mingle their voices often
together in song, and we will show
yon one, in almost every instance,
where peace, harmony and love pre- I
vail, and where the great vices have
no abiding-placs.
-Doctors generally agree about
bleeding their patients.
-Any fool can make a woman
talk, but it's rather bhard to make
I on liats.
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Funeral Notices printed on shortest no
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Business Cards, Posters, etc., etc., guar
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