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The foregoing paragraph, taken from a special letter to and sell them nothing more. Take it for granted t the New York Tribune, seems to touch so closely and won't be civilized—at least not by post-traders--tberiz. = reveal so clearly the spirit of the sad event that has been for live it out and fight it out among themselves with thurin many days the theme of the whole nation, that we thought weapons and in their own way and time. Let the buon it worth while to repeat it in the MONTHLY. The facts are send as many missionaries among them as choose top L known to our readers; the reflections growing out of them this way a few souls of savages may be savei for the resu and the lessons to be derived therefrom are numerous enough world, and a good many scalps of white mensen and not all pleasant by any means. It is useless now, as comfortable during the balance of their terrestrial yes regards the past, to repeat the old saw, “I told you so.” And if this won't work, colonize them, by all me 1465 1.: But the whole Indian policy of the government, from the they wont colonize, or civilize, or reservationize, there day President Grant selected the Quakers to civilize the one thing to do, and the sooner the breiter-drag savages, and all through the Indian Bureauocracy down to Rodman guns and latest rifies plentifully, and go iv* s. the present hour, deserves to be denounced in the most Napoleonizing them until the land is clear of sivages of t':. unmeasured terms. It was a silly and invidious distinction class, and the whole country open to the railruads, and add to suppose that the Quakers could do this work better than mining, and the general industry of the age. the Presbyterians or Methodists, and it now looks to all minds, as it did to many at the time, as more of a burlesque The Play of Hamlet without Hamlet, a: Lart.than anything else to suppose that any religious sect or all Doubtless there are more things in heaven and ear's the sects together could really take the place of a few well- are dreamed of in our or any known pluilosophy exl.nl, 23: trained regiments of cavalry. But we reap what we sow. this thing of playing a comedy or imgecy without thekeri: The idea of selling the Indians rifles and ammunition to been hinted at for centuries, and what are could hsse ten make money out of them and then expect to stop their more appropriate than this for its fulllment? Dove:: bullets by a Quaker hat and a Bible or two!

send messages without messengers, and ride with u: ) ? Further, while furnishir.g the Indian with weapons of war, Is it not an age of wonders, of oddities? Sullesen ilk we have, to save or make money again, been starving, de- days, it would seem strange to have say the tinciea. pleting and stripping our own army; hence it has come dredth anniversary of Catholicism without the lipear it about that Custer, the brave General (ar if injudicious, let priesthood, and think of England gett.ng up a literal it pass) with his little band of brave followers have been shot without its Queen! But we are a new peale and un 16 to death, not by Indian skill and treachery, or valor, but by and so it happened that we really arranged and e: American bullets and United States economy. Let the dead our Centennial celebration without the aid and presets past bury its dead, if you please. No amount of carping can of the President of the United States. Presious to the bring their corpses back to lise again. But henceforth let Centennial Fourth nobody seemed to think the lys. the Government lock up its Indian bureaus and leave mis- be a serious one, and, speaking absolutely, it was nu; sionary work to the church. In all its dealings with the we are not in times to speak absolutely. The pluii plita Natives, as with all men, let it be as just as it has the tell us that all things are relative. Evea the Limeiros power to be at the hour; for it does seem to be a truth of is not a rock, or a man's head, or an idea, G A DR2,23 nature that some people cannot be as just as others, and alone by itself in an independent universe. It, !.. » that certain seasons of the ages are more favorable than others relative, and touches the whole world at all prints of ti, an! for the manifestation of justice, that shining light of heaven. so it happened that alter the day and the creano stay But twaddle and whiskey, plus the supplying of the savages the editors got their night-caps off and khoi the with American rifles, will neither conquer, convert nor save square in the face, it was found to be a somewhat seua them, and the sooner we have done with it the better. We monster, and the proversial segar, social and jovial 3 fully accept and try our elves to live by the rule, “ As far as seems, could not make the gentleman appear ngit or natural it is possible, live peaceably with all men;" but we do not at all. But the President is not a Pope, or a King. alter all see that it involves this other gospel --Give firearms to sav. The nation and the government of it are of the px ple at ages and then coax and provoke them to shoot you down belong to them, and this Centennial celebration with like dogs. But Sheridan has got his appropriation at last- inspiration of the White House is not perhaps MUR" the key to the stable-door after the horse is stolen—and all than the theory on which the nation was built and is * the Custers are not yet dead. It is not a vindictive war of being run. Those heavy morning and evening jesty's 1: extermination that we are preaching. We have already in aries of this and other cities that have acted as ap: 'Some too many instances treated the Indians shamefully, thinking the President have only helped to make him and there's we were hoeing our own row all the time; but even garden- more ridiculous than ever; and, as far as this work lizee ing tools cut both ways now and then. There is but one serious at all, have aggravated the national sore. Fize, dift just and true course open to our government in this matter; all, it can be called by no better name. It was a HTI 3 that is to grant the Indians a reservation or reservations large affair for the nation as for President Grant, that the rain enough for their needs, and let the grant be kept inviolate, to whom twenty millions of people gave the credit ol seny no matter how tempting the soil or the gold therein; sell their country eight years ago and honored him aroni them no more whiskey or rifles, buy from them all articles in was not, on the hundredth birthday of the nation. siis set these lines that we have already sold them and that are in importance to make his presence an almolute an i 15 their possession to-day; then buy nothing more from them necessity. We do not know all the facts, and do ant luat him. If he had come he might have been expected to play | christendom at the earliest practicable moment.

It is quite second fiddle to the lead of smaller men; and, in the long possible, however, that the bit of ground he occupies, valurun, his presence in such light would have been worse than able as it is on account of its geographical position, might have his absence. Let us take it pleasantly as an accidental, per- been a greater bone of contention without him than with haps providential, illustration of the elasticity of American him, and that after all, as the fifth or sixth wheel of the Institutions. At all events, it proves beyond cavil what | European coach, he has done more to preserve than disturb Wendell Phillips once said in the grandest speech we ever the peace of Europe during the last two hundred years. The heard him utter, this, viz. : “ The nation needs no man." recent abdication and death of the Sultan and the incoming

reign of a younger man, with expectations and pretensions Table Talk— There is not much of it in these days, and of reform, have all tended to arouse American sympathies on the little we hear, or hear of is so tinged with business or the side of Turkey, but really as between the Servians and turbid with whiskey and wine as to have lost its flavor and their would-be rulers or oppressors, our sympathies would, power as a mental enjoyment and recreation. The trade it would seem, naturally range themselves on the side of the mark has invaded the teapot and supplanted its æsthetics revolting province. Speaking, however, in the broadest with advertising. Our modern cups and dishes and frying sense, it is a question not between Turkey and Servin at all pans even, have become instruments to help us on toward but a question as to the future peace of perhaps all the the almighty dollar, and no longer true symbols of real European nations. As long as the Turk is master and stays, suppers of the gods. Now and then some stray soul of the he holds a sort of balance of power, and each nation must past in a body claimed by the nineteenth century, crosses in a sense respect him, but with the Ottoman gone, we see our path, drops in at our meal just as the knives and forks nothing to prevent a European war of vaster dimensions and are ready for business, and at once the po:atoes telegraph | horrors than has for many years taxed and wasted the enertheir recognition, the roast beef steams its welcome to the gies of man. new guest, all the viands smile at the sudden thought that once again they are to be eaten as a veritable delight, and N.Iinisters of State and Cxtradition.—'Ve may persoon the whole atmosphere and tone of the dining-room haps have to admit that the positions taken by Secretary Fish cease to be that of a mere restaurant or gobbling shop; and in his correspondence in the Winslow case were really instead of the clatter of porcelain and clashing of steel and untenable; that Earl Derby and the English government shuffle and bustle of black and white, not waiters but gougers, stood on the real basis of the actual treaty now in existence, as of carnage and a general row, we have a new feast of and the proper basis of any extradition ireaty to be hereafter reason and flow of soul. The very spoons catch and rejingle made; that each nation is an asylum for the fugitive until the tones, a new light fills all faces, all minds. The finest criminality is proven, and that a person surrendered on a thoughts are poured forth like water, and skip and sparkle treaty of extradition shall be tried only on the offence for like mountain dew-drops in the sun. The pulpit and plat. which he has been surrendered. The strange part of it all form cannot together compare with the supper-table as an is that so important a matter should have had any doubt inspiring place for splendid talk would we only drop our attaching to it from the first, that our Secretary of State and bustle and bombast, be simple and true with each other and the Government generally should have ever misunderstood aim to give and take freely the brightest things that come the treaty, and that if it were capable of the two constructo us at these favored hours.

tions put upon it by Earl Derby and Mr. Fish nobody saw

it at the time, and that it was not long ago amended so as Turks and Christians. Although the struggle at present

to be clear and clean. The London Tümnes, which for a while going on in Turkey is not, strictly speaking, a religious war,

frvored the American interpretation, at last swung around and yet religious sympathies and prejudices have entered largely read the parchment according to the light of British wisdom. into it in the minds of the combatants themselves, and are And now, after letting Winslow go, because we would not how to a great degree shaping the sympathies of all nations negotiate a new treaty or amendment to the old one, we and people interested in the struggle. According to the shall probably make a new treaty after all, and so at least thinking of many, the Turk never should have got into be in time for the absconding and forging rascals that may Europe at all, and must get himself converted or get out of hereafter try to get away.

LITERARY AND ART MEMORANDA.

Revolutionary Reminiscences of Camden County, dence was made in Philadelphia, declared that the king

Originally part of Old Gloucester,State of New derived whatever authority he had from the people, but Jersey. By JOHN CLEMENT.

probably the Jersey delegates had talked the matter over This little pamphlet of reminiscences contains many with Jefferson and others, still it shows that they were fully valuable facts of the revolutionary times, and Mr. Clement ready for the deeds that have since brought so much noise seems to have entered heartily into the spirit of his under and glory into the world. The following relation is capital taking. It seems that the New Jersey delegates which met as showing the power of Washington's personal dignity of in Burlington two days before the Declaration of Indepen.

manner.

VOL. VII.-10

During the residence of General Washington in Philadel. Sketches of the State of Michigan. By S, IN phia, as President of the United States, he frequently crossed CRACKEN. the river to enjoy the pure air of the country. On one The writer was evidently fond of his task. la a peek occasion he passed over on horseback, the ice being strong of 136 pages, we find a pretty accurate accour: the enough for wagons and sleds, and rode along the old Cooper natural structure and resources of the state, and a r it serry road leading towards Burlington, where he met a record of its historical developement in all directices, $2. resident of Camden who knew him. They recognized each tics abound, and a fine map of Michigan ad's interess other, and near by was a Dutchman, a Hessian deserter, clearness to the text. who said, “I link I have seen your face before, vat ish your name ?" The General drew up his horse and replied, “My | How to get Rich in Califórnia. MCMORRIS & GAME name is George Washington.” Half frightened out of his Publishers, 713 Sansom Strect, Philadelphia. wits the poor Dutchman exclaimed : “Oh, mine Gott, I vislı This is a pamphlet of 137 pages, compile i afferently in I was unter te ice. I vish I vas unter te ice. Oh, mine the purpose of supplying the necessary facts to thi se aratara Gott!” The General assured him no harm was done and persons who are trying to get through this worl? 25 ess. started away with a smile upon his countenance.

and richly as possible, and adventurous solks generally,

find many things to interest them in its pages The Father's Story of Charley Ross, the Kidnapped

Child: containing a full and complete account of the Mr. Henry Howorth, of London, has for a Img tits: Abduction of Charles Brewster Ross from the home of his been engaged on an important work, A Hisnry with Parents in Germantown, with the Pursuit of the Abduc- Mongols,” the first volume of which is now about tenaga tors and their Tragic Death; the various incidents con- lished. It will treat of the Mongols proper and the ki nected with the Search for the lost boy, the Discovery of muks. Another volume will deal with such of the Teri cther Lost Children, etc., etc. With fac-similes of Letters tribes as are governed by descendants of the Mongni con from the Abductors. 7 he whole carefully prepared from queror. This work will really be the first continuous festa his owu Notes and Memoranda, and from information of the race which has to so great an extent moulded the 's obtained from the Detective Police and others engaged in tory of Asia during the last eight hundred years, and wilde the Search; with Portraits of Charley and his brother of special value to the students of world history, in a lar Walter, and of other Boys mistaken for Charley; Views of Another work of a kindred nature, ard tumrly erat his Parents' Home, etc., etc., etc. By CuristiAN K. these days, is “Syria and Egypt under the last Five Sales' Ross, of Germantown, (Philadelphia). John E. Potter of Turkey, by the late English Consul General Bra 1: EN Co., l'ublishers, 617 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. will be edited by bis son, who for a long time was a res der

Mr. Ross's story of the loss and then the vain efforts to in Asiatic Turkey with his father, and will be publisher recover his child is the necessary outgrowth and expression London by Samuel Tinsley. of the sympathies of the entire American people, and really It would be altogether too hot to altempt artiting of the promises to be the sensation of the season in the line of new kind in this latitude, but the London Ail:NON* of lu'TI, books. It is written with simplicity, directness and clear. seriously devotes well on to five solid columns to stist

It is fortunate that Mr. Ross could not find a capable | Viscount Amberley's recent work, “An Analysis of Religting and willing person to write this stury. He himself was the Belief," published by Trubner & Co., is not so frverenie » : only man fitted, by the circumstances of the case, to touch ought to be or as exhaustive as it might be, az'i ventures to and describe so delicate a subject. For though the whole assert that the worthy Lord condemns the methods of his community here and elsewhere have felt and still feel deeply own book; and the Athenaum seems to buld the opinie, the loss of the child and are aroused to bitterest thoughts which we should incline to ourselves, that true religione! when they think of the hard-heartedness that stole the boy continue to prosper notwithstanding the erudre opprice and the blundering detectiveism that has failed to return of such men as Buckle, Amberley and obers. him up to this hour, yet no one person can possibly have felt or be able to feel all the conditions really necessary in order English literature, already rich in treasures of event or to a calm and wise word on the subject. It was right that has recently received a most valuable addition, Tre (me all the stray letters and evidences should be brought thus graphical Distribution of Animals" (London: M:::: into the convenient form of a book, and even yet the testi.Co.), from the pen of Alfred Russel Wallace. Mr W": mony may be evolved that will discover the child.

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From August 1805, t0 August 1875. By SAMUEL YORK drew from the honors in favor of Darwin. The eiers AT LEE.

the present work, especially in view of the assume This pamphlet of thirty-five pages contains an immense nance of the law of evolution, is one of keen ai urm amount of valuable information relating to the subject of interest; though Mr. Wallace does not in the in) which it treats. It traces the relationship of the municipal touch upon the question of the geographical disinting government and various corporate bodies of the district to The labor on the work must hare ben in the public schools, and supplies abundant statistical matter the style and manner of it are lucid, straightforward, 22that will be os permanent usefulness.

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The Centennial Fourth and More.-The Fourth of July having supplanted the second as “the Day we Celebrate" in commemoration of our Nation's Birth, is every year the grandest day of the year in every city, town, village and hamlet in the United States, and indeed among Americans wherever they may chance to be. But in this Centennial year, the rejoicings and celebrations could not be circumscribed within the twenty-four hours which belong of right to a day and the Fourth, especially in Philadelphia, embraced upwards of ninety-six hours. The festivities began among the people in the Centennial City, and the city was fairly wild with patriotism, before the month's first day had fully come, and continued, with scarcely an intermission even an hour long, beyond the great Fourth itself. The newspapers have fully reported all the ceremonies in detail and have told somewhat of the unceremonious rejoicings among the people highly and lowly and between; still we feel it the province of the MONTHLY, as the magaizne of Historic events, to repeat the story of the Centennial Fourth, or such parts of it as are specially worthy of permanent record.

The first official or preärranged order in the programme
was the Congress of Authors, or the assembly of writers with
sketches of the men of a hundred years ago. Under the
able generalship of Colonel Frank M. Etting, assisted by
the efficient Committee of Restoration and by other valued
aids, this opening ceremony was a grand success. The fol.
lowing are the subjects and the writers of the historic bio-
graphic papers contributed .
SUBJECT.

WRITER,
James Otis.....

Richard Frothingham,
Peyton Randolph.

Hugh Blair Grigsby.
Josiah Quincy, Sr.

Miss S. Eliza Quincey.
Josiah Quincy, Jr..

Edmund Quincey.
Samuel Adams.

..George N. Simmons.
Jonathan D. Sergeant...

Edward F. Hatfield.
James Lovell.

.Edward Everett Hale.
John Trumbull.

.James T. Field,
Thomas Cushing

William Lloyd Garrison.
William Ellery

.Thomas W. Higginson.
Thomas Pinckney.

.Charles C. Pinckney.
John Blair...

..John Esten Cooke.
Thomas Jefferson..

Henry S. Randall,
John Cruger

..John A. Dix.
George Clinton.

William L. Stone.
Richard Stockton.

William A. Whitehead.
Eliphalet Dyer.

J. Harrison Trumbull.
Philip Schuyler.

.Benson J. Lossing.
Artemus Ward

Robert C. Winthrop.
Thomas Mifflin

John W. Forney.
John Hancock.

.Charles Francis Adams.
Arthur Middleton

Francis A, Drake.
John Nixon..

.Charles Henry Hart
Joseph Hawley.

Joseph R. Hawley.
Ebenezer Kinnersly.

Horatio Gates Jones,
John Cooper......

.John Clement.
Nathaniel Scudder.

William S. Stryker.
Charles Watson Peale.

Joseph Henry.
James Madison.

Roswell Smith.
Samuel J. Atlee.

.S. W. Pennypacker.
John Hall.

.Judge Goldsborough.
William Clingan,

J. Smith Futhey.

SUBJECT.
George Frost.....
Samuel Livermore...
George Washington ...
Henry Marchant..
Fred. Aug. Muhlenberg.
William L. Johnson....
Arthur Middleton...
Hugh Williamson....
General R. Montgomery.
Edmund Pendleton...
Richard Potts
John T. Gilman...
Robert Alexander.
John Henry, Jr...
William Blount...
F. Lighfoot Lee........
Gunning Bedford, Jr....
D. of St. Thomas Jenifer..
Luther Martin....,
Arthur St. Clair.....
John Morton...
Elias Boudinot.
Mr. McClurg.
Henry Middleton..
Dr. John Morgan.
Joseph Reeu..
Isaac Norris.
John Routledge...
Abraham Baldwin...
Abraham Clark...
John Collins....
Lewis Morris.....
Philip Livingston....
Josiah Bartlett...
Simon Boerum.
John Bannister..
Jonah Dayton,..
William Paterson..
James Kinscy....
James Wilson
Richard Henry Lee..
Joseph Spencer....
William Floyd...
Oliver Ellsworth..
Jonah Elmer....
William Curmichacl.
General Charles Scott.
Carter Braxton.....
John Hanson
Benjamin Coutce..
Richard Ridgley..
Benjamin Ramsey.
Henry Laurens.......
Richard Dobbs Spaight..
John Witherspoon..
Joshua Leney...
James McHenry...
Daniel Dulany.
James Madison...
William R, Davie...
Edward Telfair.....
Archbishop Carroll.
Patrick Henry..
Tom Paine...
Thomas Stone.
Charles Thomson....
Charles Humphreys,
Cyrus Griffin.......

WRITER.
Nathaniel Bouton,
.A. H. Hoyt.
..J. G. Holland.
..). Dunham Hedge.
.O. Seidensticker.
Charles Lanman.
Samuel A, Drake.
Williamson Nevin.
..George W. Cullum.
.D. H. Strother.
.Lewis H, Steiner.
.John J. Bell.
W. Hand Browne.
Francis P. Stevens,
James D. Porter.
.Samuel J. Clemens.
James Grant Wilson.
J. Thomas Schurf,
.Samuel Tyler.
Joseph S. Travelli.
..George Smith
Henlen S. Stryker.
.Mrs. William C. Mayo.
.C. F. Woolson.
.J. M. Turner,
William Duane.
James Parsons.
Charles Gayerre.
J. F. H. Claiborne.
E. P. Buffett.
J. L. Lincoln.
H. B. Dawson.
Ethan Allen.
Samuel C. Eastman.
Franklin Burdge.
Franklin B. Hough.
.G. D. W. Vroom.
. Abraham Messler,
Gavit S. Cannon,
Isaac Craig.
.R. A. Drock.
Benjamin Silliman.
.Frederick K. De Peyster.
.Delia W. Lyman.
.L. Q. C. Elmer.
William W. Nevin.
.George W. Griffin.
Carter M. Braxton.
.Douglas H. Thomas,
George A. Hanson,
.Jchn Carpenter.
Pradley Johnson.
Charles W. Hoffman,
..John H. Wheeler,
.R Randall Hoes.
..John Brown,
.Frederick K. Browne.
.Douglass Forrest.
William L. M. Hammord.
William Archer Cocke.
.George R. Fairbanks.
Joseph Merrifield.
William Wirt Henry.
.J. T. Headley.
William Alfred Jones.
Frederick D, Stone,
General A. A. Humphreys.
.Miss C. T. Taylor,

SUBJECT.

WRITER.
Governeur Morris

.Miss C. Meredith.
Robert Morris..

.Mrs. A, Nixen Hart.
William White, Chaplain. James H. Means,
George Read.

.John Meredith Read,
Francis Lewis,

.E. N. Duykenck.
Rufus King...

.Ben Perley Poore.
Nathaniel Tolson...

Charles H. Bell.
Matthew Thornton..

..J. Wingate Thornton,
Daniel Carroll....

John Bozman Kerr.
George Clymer.

A. B. Bradford
Frederick Frelinghuysen,

Frederick A. Frelinghuysen.
Samuel Holton.

Henry Cabot Lodge.
John Alsop.......

John Austin Stevens.
Jonathan Bayard Smith..

H. H. Furness.
Thomns Fitzsimmons..

Henry Flanders.
Daniel Roterdeau..

Richard S. Hunter.
Edward Hand....

Simon Gratz.
James McClene..

R. Coulton Davis,
Henry Wisner...

..Henry W. Bellows.
Thomas Cushing..

Andrew P. Peabody.
John DeHart...

.B. W. Throckmorton,
Samuel Huntington..

William L. Kingsley.
Silas Deane...

Charles J. Hoadley.
John Rogers..

.Osmand Tiffany.
John Jay......

..J. Carson Brevoort.
Lyman Hall.

..J. Berrian Lindsley.
Nicholas Gilman.

Arthur Gilman,
Samuel Macloy.

William H. Engle.
George Taylor..

W. H. Davis.
Thomas Willing

John William Wallace.
J. Benjamin Chew.

Samuel Chew.
Francis Dana...

Richard H. Dana, Jr.
John Sullivan....

Thomas C. Amory.
Robert Treat Paine...

Mellen Chamberlain.
Nathaniel Greene.

.George W. Grecne.
Samuel Ward...

John R. Bartlett.
Matthew Tilghman.

.C. C. Cox.
Thomas Johnson.....

.E. N. Dalrymple.
Robert Goldsborough.

John G. Morris,
John Hart.....

..Joel Parker.
Elbridge Gerry

..Justin Winsor.
Abigail Adams.

.Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.
General John Whitcombe. Edward J. Porter.
William Allen.....

Edward F. De Lancey.
William Burnett..

Joseph P. Bradley.
William Henry Drayton.....

William H. Trescott.
William Shippen.....

Thomas Balsh.
Thomas Heyward, Jr..

William H. Heyward.
Stephen Hopkins....

William Gammell.
Christopher Gadsden..... ..George S. Hillard,
John Armstrong.

William M. Darlington,
James Smith.

.Thompson Westcott,
Edward J. Biddle..

Craig Biddle.
David Ramsey.....

.Chandler Robbins.
George Walton....

Octavia, Walton Le Vert.
Deborah Franklin...

..Mrs. E. D. Gillespie. Many of those called were not present, but their manuscripts were presented, having been forwarded to the chair. man of the committee.

The ceremonies commenced with prayer by the Rev. William White Bronson. A commodious platform had been erected on the south side of the State-House, and after the business of receiving the papers had been completed, the committee and the authors passed out of Independence Hall upon this platform. The beautiful shady “Indepen. dence Square” was already full to repletion of people, citizens of Philadelphia freely interspersed with visitors from all sections of our vast land, and not a few from foreign climes. We have not space to notice the sweet music, vocal and instrumental, and other admirably arranged and executed details of the ceremonies.

The distinguished President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, John William Wallace, had been fittingly chosen to preside, and he was introduced in a neat little speech by the Mayor of Philadelphia, William S. Stokley. Mr. Wallace's speech upon assuming the duties of the chair was well-timed, and we should be happy to find space for a report of it were it at all possible. A Centennial Hymn by our noble Whittier, music by John K. Paine, was worthily rendered, and then William V. McKean delivered an address which we shall hope to insert in full in our September MONTHLY; the whole address was so excellent that it would not be right to attempt to give an abstract of it. Capital addresses were also delivered by the Hon. Leverett Salton. stall, of Massachusetts, Governor Henry Lippitt, of Rhode Island, the Hon. Benjamin Harris Brewster, of Philadelphia, and Mr. Frank P. Stevens, of Maryland. These were in. terspersed with patriotic songs and charming instrumental music, so that the entire ceremonies of the ist of July were worthy of the occasion and enjoyable in every detail. Whittier's Hymn is so sweet and yet so grand in its tone that we feel obliged to insert it:

Our fathers' God! from out whose hand
The centuries fall, like grains of sand,
We meet to-day, united, free,
And loyal to our land and Thee,
To thank Thee for the era done,
And trust Thee for the opening one.
Here, where of old by Thy design,
The fathers spake that word of Thine,
Whose echo is the glad refrain
Of rended bolt and falling chain,
To grace our festal time from all
The zones of earth our guests we call.
Be with us while the New World greets
The Old World thronging all its streets,
Unveiling all the triumphs won
By art or toil beneath the sun;
And unto common good ordain
The rivalship of hand and brain.
Thou who hast here in concord furled
The war-flags of a gathered world,
Beneath our western skies fulfil
The Orient's mission of good-will;
And, freighted with Love's golden fleece,
Send back the Argonauts of peace.
For art and labor met in truce,
For beauty made the bride of use,
We thank Thee, while withal we crave
The austere virtues, strong to save;
The honor, proof to place or gold;
The manhood, never bought or sold.
Oh! make Thou us through centuries long
In peace secure, in justice strong;
Around our gift of freedom draw
The safeguards of Thy righteous law,
Ard, cast in some diviner mould,
Let the new cycle shame the old.

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