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Near the Car Shops, at
A n an foments lut vu been made by the nndrr
nij,'ncil Committee foilinvliitf 11 ii'iuicl Utlebra
tinn lu lleaulll'iil Uruve, a few stops ea t of the
Cur Simps, on
Tuesday, the 4th of July!
Kvcrytliintf will liu done liy llic Committee
to miiku tin' a tl'a lr the most pleasant and ugico
able ever held at Unit place.
The Declaration of Independence
Will be rend, ami
Will be made. A
, will lie eroded fnrtlie licuoflt of Uioho wishing
ti enjoy tlui plcasiiul oxciriso of
"Die occasion will bo enlivened witli t lie most
Prepare for a full day's campaign by comiUK
with your
InIct Well Filled.
Kefresments of all Kinds
May be bad upon llio ground. Let everybody
po and piii'tio.ii.'ilo in the (irunU Rejoicing I
S. V. I U0!C,
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Com. of Arrangements,
M. Kr.Mlh.
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Dr. S. O. Kiciiardbon'h Sherry
Wink Bittehh A pharmaceutical
preparation, by a regularly cduca
tod pliysicinn, is one of tho most
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day. Persons recovering from pro
tracted illness, or thoso who at this
particular season of the yoar nrc
subject to jaundice, habitual consti
pation, or any disease arising from
a disordered stomach, livor or bow
els, will find in tho Sherry Wino
Bittors a friend moro to bo desirod
than gold.
Sold by all Druggists. 18-4 1
Agents Wanted.
Wo want an agent, male or female,
In cvory town in this State, to whom
Wo will pay a salary of from $50 to
3200 per month and expenses, and
Will givo ngreeablo find honorablo
employment for at least one year.
This is no humbug as Any one can
ascertain by addressing V. W. Arm
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Block, Detroit, Mich. No stamp re
quired. No commission agents need
apply. 18-4w
For All Who" Read.
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liavo over noon I'or tho purpose Intended. It
groat convenlenoo, perfect adaptation to -no
jiiany wants ami Us very low prlco will certain
ly lirinR It Into common, If uut univnnl use.
Sua iidvertiHeinent. 12-ly
WlTSco ndvorllsBinont of Dr Outbt' Pitmen
ary, headud Iloolc for tho ilWWonMARlUOB
GUlDKn another coliininl It should be read
by ull I
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prettiest. nirlKlillict und most valuable of the
publication for yoniiK penplo with which we
nru acquainted. Sou advertisement. 12-ly
Tliey nro translating the
Presbyterian Confession of
Faith and Shorter Catechism
into tho Siamese language.
Destroying the Constitution
Who is Responsible for
The destruction of Constitu
tion does not spring from the
people, nor from any acts of
the people; it is impossible
that it should. It comes from
ambitious men, politicians, who
ir.ake use of all for the purpose
of obtaining political power.
Constitutions arc made for the
protection of the l ights of the
people against possible usurpa
tions of these very men, and no
real friend of the people ever
raised his voice or his haud
against that glorious instrument
once held sacred, the Ameri
can Constitution.
In an evil hour, by men
reckless of consequences, the
cry wns sent forth that there
was a "higher law" than the
Constitution. It was at first
feeble, ridiculed by both of the
great political parties of the
period; but the day came
when it suited certain politi
cians to adopt it. The aggres
sive policy of tho New Eng
land anti slavery leaders upon
the Constitution, met with en
couragement among the people,
whose sympathies were aroused
by appeals, hard to resist, in
behalf of four millions of slaves.
This led to the civil war; a
war of States against States ;
or if the expression be preferred
a war of a number of seceding
States against the United
States. Suppose that a few
more States had seceded, and
that the seceding Slates had
conquered the remainingStates,
what would it have proved ? or
what does the success of the
United States in conquering the
seceding States prove ?
Is it a triumph of the main
tenance of Constitutional prin
ciples over some form of tyran
ny ? No, it is precisely the
reverse. It is a triumph over
the American Constitution ;
which, had it been sacredly in
spected by New England, and
by the Southern States, would
have rendered a civil war im
possible. The enemies of the people
will never lack a specious plea
when they undertake the sub
version of the people's Consti
tution. Where are we now?
Have we a Union of independ
ent States, with a perfect Con
stitution of limited and clearly
understood powers? No, we
have vno people's Constitution
gran-ting certain powers to
Congress and to the other de
partments of the government.
In lieu of it we have the Con
gress of the United States
granting powers, limited by
Congress to the poople. Thus
the American Constitution is
held under the lock and key of
the dominant Kadical party,
and the people will never get
the control or it again save by
a change of party rulers.
If the Radical leaders are
right, and if the Democratic
party i3 wrong, the people nev
er should have had the power
to make a Constitution for
themselves. The "strong" gov
ernment, of which the Radicals
speak, should be maintained;
and the weak government, of
the people, according to their
own free will should be cast
away as idle aud impractica-
It is so far from being either
idle or impracticable, that the
American Union of States can
not possibly exist for any con
siderable length of time on any
other basis than that of the
popular will. If the people
cannot be trusted by a few pol
iticians who happen to be
strutting before the world in
their little brief authority, it
will be something very remark
ablo if the people should lon
ger be willing to trust them.
The remedy of the people
of the United for tho evil9 of
Radicalism aro two-fold; first
to elect a majority of their rep
resentatives who will net for
and not against them ; and sec
indly, to elect a President of
ibnir own choosing who cannot
be bought by politicians, and
whose known record will be a
guarantee that he will never be
tray the people's interests eith
er for his own aggrandizement
or on "any other account;"
then to call a fair convention of
all the people of the States of
the Union, ami make a Con
stitution which shall contain
the best safe-guards for its
own preservation for its amend
ment, and for the protection of
the people's rights against the
encroachments of demagognes,
which the wit of the' present
age can desire.
If no such Constitution can
be framed by a fair convention
of the people of the States, then
is it not obvious that no Amer
ican Union of the States can
exist ?
The Radicals say, as plainly
as language and nets can speak,
that there can be no such Un
ion; that the people, of the
United States can only be gov
erned through a Central power,
at Washington. The Demo
cratic party says "no, that cen
tralization of power is the de
struction of the Union of
States, and is nothing more
than the mere arbitrary as
sumption of authority not gran
ted, never intended to be gran
ted, and which the American
people can grant without be
coming blave8."
With the Democratic prin
ciples, of "the greatest good to
the greatest number," there is
no experiment. If it is not
the onlv true principles, then
there is no true principles of
free government. Secure again
to the people the control of
their own government, and if
the measures that ensue are
not the best for the masses,
they can adopt others that may
be better ; but if the control is
not with them, but with a few
of their own servants, despising
alike the people and their con
stitution, it would indeed be a
miracle if the measures of the
government should tend to the
benefit of the people.
If American citizens prefer
ro let Congress make and un
make constitutions; and to
have laws crammed down their
throats with points of bayo
nets, let them continue to vote
for Radical rule ; but if they
would secure fair play to all
citizens they must get back to
the Democratic pridciples on
which alone free government
can stand.
Diffusers of Happiness.
Some men move through life
as a band of music moves down
the street, flinging out pleas
ure on every side through the
air to every one, far and near,
who can listen. Some men fill
the air with their presence and
sweetness, as orchards, in Oc
tober days, fill tho air with the
perfume of ripe fruit. Some
women cling to their own hous
es liko the honeysuckle over
the door, yet, like it, fill all the
region with the subtle fragrance
of their goodness. How great
a bounty and a blessing is it so
to hold the royal gifts of the
soul that they shall be music to
some, and fragrance to others,
and life to all I It would be
no unworthy thing to live for,
to make the power which we
have within us the breath of
other men's joy ; to fill the at
mosphere which they must
stand in with a brightness
which they cannot create for
The old colonial and revolu
tionary buildings at Alexan
dria, Va., were destroyed by
lire on Friday last. Among the
houses destroyed were the Ma
sonic lodge, of which Washing
ton was the Master, and the
old colonial court house, in
which his provincial troops
were quartered in 1754, from
the door of which Braddock
marched to his defeat in 1755,
and in . which ex-President
Washington gave his last vote,
m 17"''.
Hopeful Hints for Housewives
Hopeful Hints for Housewives Kitchen and Family Room Notes.
Apply with with a brush a
solution of gum-arabic to the
shells, or immerse the eggs
therein ; let them dry and af
terwards pack them in dry
charcoal dust. This prevents
their being affected by any al
terations of temperature.
A correspondent of the liu)
ral New Yorker says :
"Tell your lady readers to
'mend their tin pans with putty.
It is very easily done and is
much- better than to throw
them away. Put it on the out
side; let it thoroughly dry, and
they will never have to mend
that place again. I have them
that I have used for twenty
Two pounds red-wood ; four
ounces of solution of tin; boil
the wood one hour, turn off in
to a tub, then add the tin, and
put in the cloth ; let it stand a
tew minutes, (five or ten,) and
a nice pink will be produced.
This will color four pounds of
goods ; is quite a fast color.
The whites of six eggs ; 'one
cup of white sugar; half a cup
of butter ; half cup of sweet
milk; one cup of corn-starch;
not quite two cups of flour;
one small teaspoon of soda;
two of cream tartar; lemon
They should be cleaned at
once, wiped dry, and hung up
separately by the head on
hooks, in a cool place, where
they will be undisturbed by
flies; or place them in a wire
safe in the open air. Salt'may
be slightly rubbed over many
kinds offish, but it injures the
flavor of salmon, which may be
rubbed inside with vinegar aud
The eyes should be bright,
the gills of a fine clear red,
the body still, the flesh firm,
yet elastic to the touch, and the
smell not disagreeable. If the
eyes are sunken, the gills very
dark in hue, the fisn flabby,
etc., it should be avoided.
(Ifthefishbe a trifle tainted
from over-keeping, especially
salmon, a little chloride of so
da will quite successfully re
store it to good flavor. Dis
solve it in water and soak the
fish in it, after which wash and
soak in clear water.)
On a pint of dry hops (not
over a year old) pour two
quarts of water ; boil half an
hour ; then strain the liquor on
Indian meal sufficient to absorb
it ; stir well, and when luke
warm add a teacupfull of good
yeast, or one yeast cake previ
ously soaked in water ; after it
rises, add a small teacupful of
brown sugar, a tablcspoonful
of ginger, and roll it out about
half an inch thick; cut it into
small squares, or cakes, and dry
them ou a board ; turn them
every day, until dry enough to
put into a bag, which should
be hung in a dry place. They
will be good for three months.
Soak in half pint of milk for
an hour an ounce of rice, and
peel of a lemon cut thin; put it
into a saucepan with a little
salt, and add by degrees a pint
of new milk and a bit of but
ter the size of a walnut ; stir it
till it boils, and for fives min
utes after. When cool add the
yolks. of six eggs beaten with
two tablespoonfuls of pounded
loaf sugar, and stir in the well
beaten whites of the eggs ; mold
the souffle with a spoon in the
shape of a pyramid and bake
in the oven. While ,in the
oven sprinkle over it a little
loaf sugar.
How to Brighten Straw Matting and
How to Brighten Straw Matting and Oil-Cloth.
To keep straw matting bright
and new-looking, wash it twice
during the summer with Rait
and water, say about a pint of
sail, uissoiveu in nan a panrui
of warm soft water, drying the
matting quickly with a eoTt
cloth. The salt prevents it
turning yellow. Oil-cloth, af
ter being scrubbed and dried,
should be wiped all over with
a cloth dipped in milk. It
makes the colors come out
bright and shining.
Natural Perfume for a Room.
A small, wide-mouthed glass
jar, such as used by museums
for specimens of natural history,
should be filled with ether,
and closed with a jlass stopper
dipped in glycerine to thor
oughly exclude the air. Fill
this jar during the season with
the fresh blossoms of any frag
rant plant, cut after the dew is
dry, and stripped of leaf and
stem as well as calyx. The
petals alone of roses, violets,
tuberoses, or pinks should be
used ; heliotrope should he cut
close to the panicle of bloom.
Of course a jar is allotted to
each kind of blossom. The
ether has the property of ta
king up the flagrant particles
from flowers, and when evap
orated leaves the essential oil
of the plant behind, a very few
drops of which in deodorized
alcohol gives a delicious ex
tract. Quantities of flowers
are required, aud the petals in
the jar should be changed for
fresh ones every day. Only
skill and patience will succeed
in the perfumer's art ; but one
success is worth many failures.
Humbleness Exalted.
I observe that God hath
chosen the vine, a low plant
that creeps upon the helpless
wall ; of all beasts, .the soft
and patient lamb ; of all birds,
the mild and harmless dove.
Christ is the rose of tho field
and the lilly of the valley.
When God appeared to Moses,
it was not in the lofty cedar,
nor the sturdy oak, nor the
spreading palm: but in a bush
an humble, slender, abject
bush. As if lie would by these
selections check the conceited
The Cords of Love.
us by the cords of Thy love;
draw us by the sense of Thy
goodness; draw us by the sense
of the incomparable worth and.
excellency of Thy Person; draw
us by the unspotted purity and
beauty of Thine example; draw
us by the merit of Thy prec
ious death, and by the power
of Thy Holy Spirit; draw us,
Good Lord, and we shall
run after Thee I Amen."
Dr. Isaac Barrow, A. D. 1630-1667.
A Fact.
The man who can sit down
in a leaky boat and fold his
arms, thinking that if it is the
Lord's great will that he should
be saved, he will be saved,
will find that God s great will
will be done; and that it is His
great will that he should go to
the bottom; because liou has
no better use for such a man.
And the churches which under
take to let the Lord do all their
work are the churches whose
work will never no, never be
Some shoemakers in Stone-
man, Mass., who booted at
women who worked under
m ice, were arrested on a charere
of being common railers and
brawlers, and were hncd $5
and costs each.
There is great complaint
made in New York and else
where, of the petty and unnec
essary annoyances caused by
spies and informers alleged to
be employed by the Kevenue
Department to watch business
Any one may do a casual act
of good nature ; but a continu
ation of them shows it a part
of the temperament.
Old Maid's Thermometer.
15. Anxious for comfnir out,
and the attention of the
other sex
16. Begins to have some idea
of t he tender passion.
17. Talks of love in a cottage
and disinterested affection.
18. Fancies herself in love with
some handsome man who
has flattered her.
19. Is a little more diffident on
account of being noticed.
20. Commences being fashion
able. 21. Still more confident in her
own attractions, and ex
pects a brilliant establish
ment. 22. Refuses a cood offer, be
cause he is not a man of
23. Flirts with every young
man 6he meets.
24. Wonders she is not married
25. Rather more circumspect
m her conduct.
2G. Begins to think a large for
tune not quite so- indis
pensable. 27. Prefers the company of
rational men to hirtincr.
28. Wishes to be mariied in a
quiet way, with a com
fortable income.
29. Almost despairs of enter
ing the married state.
30. Rather fearful of being
called an "Old Maid."
31. An additional love of dress.
82. Professes to dislike balls,
finds it difficult to get good
33. Wonders how men can
leave the society of sensi
ble women to flirt with
34. Affects good humor in her
conversation with men.
35. Jealous of the praises of
3G. Quarrels with her friend
who is lately married.
37. Thinks herself slighted in
38. Likes to talk of her ac
quaintances who are mar
ried unfortunately.
39. Ill nature increases.
40. Very meddling and offi
41. If rich, as a dernier resort,
makes love to a young man
without foitune.
42. Not succeeding,rails against
43. Partiality for cards and
scandal commences.
44. Severe against the manners
of the acre.
45. Strong predilection for a
46. Enraged at his 'desertion.
47. Becomes desponding and
takes to tea, -
48-. Turns all sensibility to cats
and dogs.
49. Adopts a dependent rela
tion to attend upon her
feline and canine nurserv.
50 Becomes disgusted with the
world, and vents all her
ill humor on her unfortu
nate relatious.
Hon. James Brooks, M. C.
from New York, ha3 left that
city for a tour around the
world. He goes first to San
It is of no advantage to have
a lively time if we are not just.
The perfection of the pendulum
is not to go fast, but to be reg
ular. Be not penny wise. Riches
have wings, and sometimes they
flv awav of themselves : some
times they must be set flying
to bring in more.
The Presbyterian Church of
the United fetates numbers
nearly 450,000 communicants.
More than 50,000 communi
cants were added the past year.
Youthful minds, like the
pliant wax, are susceptible of
the most lasting impressions;
and the good or evil bias they
then receive is seldom if ever
There are only six Episco
palians in New FWeneey Mo.
ut tide v are erecting a neat
and commodious clkrch.
Almosli without exception
the Pi-esbyteriam and Cbngre--gational
Church organs are
earnest and enthusiastic in ad
vocating the disuse of manu
scripts in tho pulpit.
; The Rev. B. Stover, aged IT
years, i3 astonishing people in
Dubuque with his eloquence.
He is a Iventuckian, and ho
not yet completed his. theolog
ical studies.
If a man does noi make nevr
acquaintances as he advances
through life, he will soon fiintl
himself left alone. A man
should keep his friendship in
constant repair.
The avaricious man is like
the barren, sandy ground of
the desert, which sucks in all
the rain and dews with great
greediness, but yields no. fruit
ful herbs or plants lor the ben
efit of others.
Down below all the crust of
human conceptions, of human
ideas, Christ sank an artesian
welt into a source of happiness
so pure and blessed that even
yet the world does not believe
in it.
Life is made up, not of great
sacrifices or duties, but of little
tlnngs, in which smiles and
kindness, and small obligations,
given habitually, are what win
and preserve the heart, aud se
cure comfort.
There is no fuueral so sad to
follow as the funeral of our
own youth, which we have
been pampering with fond de
sires, ambitious hopes, and all
the bright berries that hang in
poisonous clusters over the path
of life.
As a Lady was looking at a
burning building in Brockville,
Canada, a few. evenings ago,
she fancied that she saw a man
fall through the roof into the
flames, and so greatly was she
shocked that she fell to the
sidewalk dead.
Some very elegant parasols
have just come into the mar
ket, which cost from $200 to
$300. The tops are of lace,
either black or white, and the
handles of some are of carved
coral, while others are of gold,
with vines of silver leaves.
A little boy was seen by the
engineer of a freight train, be
tween Adrian and Detroit, last
Monday trying and endeav
oring vainly, to pull the body
of his drunken father off the
track before the approaching
train, which was already too
near to stop in time to prevent
rhe father being badly mang
led. There was a double golden
wedding in Joilet, Wis., one
day last week. The brides
were sisters, who were married
on the same day fifty years
ago. In the home of their
mother, now a venerable lady
of eighty yearsthey celebra
ted the half-century anniver
sary. In July, 1872, tho grand
explosion, which is to remove
the obstructions at Hell Gate,
New York, is to take place.
After that event, vessels . from
Europe, by taking the Sound
route, will save over a hundred
miles of hazardous coast navi
gation, and avoid the terrors of
Squam Beach and Barnegat. to
They sell "horse lunches" in
New York in the grocery
stores. They aro bunches of
grass a'bolit the size of a roll
of wadding. ,
Almost all the old. apple
orchards in the State of Maine
are dying out. New York
trees planted in the State do
not live. .

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