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to the civilized world is dissipated in an in-couraging satisfaction of fighting for his counstant on seeing them; and Mr. Squier, our try instead of fighting against it. The first late Chargé to Nicaragua, states, in a letter blood shed in our revolution was that of a to a reverend gentleman of this city, that he negro; and there are numerous instances on saw these very children in Central America record of services rendered by his race, even on their way to the United States, and that by those in bondage, during the struggle for nobody there doubted that they came from independence; therefore, it seems to us rather the place where it is said they were found. ungrateful to talk now of sending his descendFor ourself, we regard them as a medium ants to a foreign country. If we are overthrough which the present will find means of stocked with population, let us correct the unravelling the mystic web of the past, so evil by sending away those who cause the far as relates to the ancient tribes or races of excess through immigration, not by ostracisCentral America; and to this end, we look ing and banishing those who know no other with anxiety to the time when they will be home than the land of their birth, the country able to develop their ideas in our own lan- of “Massa Washington," whose memory they guage. Meantime, our citizens will find in them revere as ardently as any white man. a most interesting study. They are very
Give the colored man a good moral educaplayful, and seem to be perfectly healthy and tion and a trade, and he will take care of happy.
himself, and manage, by honest industry, to
squeeze a comfortable subsistence out of the THE COLORED PEOPLE.—What shall we do world, without troubling the philosopher of with the colored people? This is now the
the Tribune or the public with “ cards of great question with the pseudo philanthropists; sympathy” and appeals to the humane, who and the conclusion seems to be, that we must
take more interest in strangers than in their send them to Africa. To this proposition the
own household. We are utterly opposed to colored people object, and, as we think, very
the proposition of a wholesale expatriation of
the colored race, and so are they; and so long reasonably and very naturally. America, the United States of North America, is the home
as that is the case, and so long as we can disof their birth, the land of their nativity, and
cover no evil results growing out of their they have no idea of being sent off to foreign presence here, we question very much the
assumed right to remove them, or the policy lands. They are too patriotic, and know too well when they are well off, to leave this land
of encouraging them to emigrate. of liberty, and health, and happiness, for one which they neither know nor care any thing THE BOSTON PILOT AND MARSHAL TUKEY,about. Probably those who talk about send- We like that fellow of the Boston Pilot, just ing the American-born negroes to Africa, to as we like every thing that is what it professes die with the coast-fever, would be horrified to be. We like to see every man earnest in at the idea of sending the Irish, German, and his calling, whether he be a statesman or & other foreign residents of this country, back highway robber. Even the thief who steals to their own lands; but we can assure those adroitly and boldly, commands admiration for discriminating philosophers that such a pro- his finesse and frankness. So it is with the cedure would be the more rational and politic editor of the Pilot ; he makes no mealy of the two, and equally humane.
mouth, but speaks what he thinks right out; What has poor Sambo done, that such a and there is something racy in his very imworld of astute philosophy and philanthropy pudence. is now expended upon him? He has always Last month, we published an address from heretofore been contented, and as happy as the American people of Boston on the subthe great mass of “white folks.” As a general ject of the growth of foreign influence in the thing, he is a far more orderly and quiet citi- State of Massachusetts, and especially in Bogzen, and more intelligent, than the imported ton, in which the course of Marshal Tukey, article of the lower class. He makes a better (the Chief of Police of that city,) in relation servant, and, in case of necessity, we will to the appointment to his department of an guarantee that he will make a better soldier ; Irishman, who, on entering the station-house, at least, he will have the cheering and en- announced himself, with a whoop and a hurra,
as "Barney McGinniskin, from the bogs of political power in the city of Boston; and Ireland,” was fully sustained. Barney, it ap- since the Pilot appeals to the ballot-box, the pears, was not only an Irishman “from the | Yankees must come up to the test. Hurra bogs of Ireland," but a Roman Catholic to for Tukey and toleration! say we. boot; and the Pilot takes up his case with earnestness and vigor. Speaking of the Mar
Novelties. — The people of the French shal, he says:
nation have long had the credit of being an “This gentleman is getting too big to be con
excitable people, ever active, ever seeking for tained in Boston. . . . We admit that he is a good, active, vigilant officer. . . . So far as outside ap
novelties; and hence the repeated, and often pearances go, the police department has been surprising, revolutions which occur in that organized by him after a form superior to any
country. We are much mistaken, however, hitherto known in Boston. He has evidently studied, with some attention, the system of police
if, in the matter of novelty-seeking, the French, adopted in France. . . . He is absolute; full of or indeed any other people on the face of the very exalted notions concerning the importance of
globe, can “hold a candle" to the “Yankee his department; and evidently thinks, as Ministers
nation.” Something new ! is the eternal cry, of police are prone to do, that if the police goes on well, the country is safe.
and the craving maw of popular childhood "His laconic report on the liquor traffic is an must and will be satisfied. It matters not instance in proof, and a thing creditable to him.
what the toy may be, so the thing is novel; So was his conduct in the Sims case. "Give me the order to guard the negro,' said he,' and I will whether a trumpet, a rattle, or a doll; but it answer for his safe-keeping against any mob.' He must be new, and the farther it is brought, the kept his word.
better; for, as the poet says, *He knew that pickpockets would abound during our railroad jubilee. He wished to prevent their “ 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view." thefts. This was a good thing. A day or two before the jubilee, he forcibly assembled at the It is well to make it cheap too, because, like police station nearly all the persons, male and other toys, when the gilding is worn off, it female, who were known to his department as
will be thrown aside to give place to another likely to steal during the three days. No doubt, this measure of his saved considerable property," fit of the old craving after “something nero." &c.
This truth is singularly manifest in the case This is an excellent character for a Chief of Jenny Lind, on whom the happy public of Police-one that New-York sighs for in lavished more endearing superlatives than vain. A more efficient man could hardly be would serve to fill the great crystal palace. pictured in the imagination, and yet the She was the "nightingale," the "sweet," the Pilot wants to remove him because he re- "good,” the “angelic Jenny Lind.” Gentle fused to receive in his department an igno- tropes, beautiful metaphors, and laudations rant, incompetent, swaggering, riotous fellow; almost bursting with rapture, were lavished these were the objections to McGinniskin; upon her from every tongue, and every heart and the editor of the Pilot insists that at the beat towards her with the pulsations of a locoballot-box Mr. Tukey must be turned out of motive. Twenty thousand dollars a night were office. The Marshal sent this fellow out of paid for tickets to her concerts without grumhis department—dismissed him—but the new bling, nay, with eagerness; the only grumbling Mayor, Mr. Seaver, having the fear of the heard was from those who couldn't get tickets; paddy-whacks and the Catholic bishop before bouquets were at a premium; triumphal arches his eyes, reåppointed him. The Marshal, true of flowers were erected over her pathway; to his duty as an efficient officer, and by virtue her road was beset with crowds of enthusiastic of a right in him vested, remained obdurate; / worshippers, to such a degree that the most he would n't budge, and McGinniskin can't energetic energies of our “energetic police” get on the police. The battle now is between were scarcely sufficient to clear the way of the Mayor and the Roman Catholic foreigners the idol, and give her a passport through the on the one side, and Marshal Tukey on the streets of the metropolis. Even the sanctity other. They seem determined to make it a l of her private chamber was invaded by eager test question of political strength between admirers, longing to catch a glimpse of the America and Europe-between a valuable skirt of her garment; in short, she was the public functionary, against whom his enemies ner novelty of the day. Well, Jenny takes & can bring no blame, and the Roman Catholic turn through the country, and the same over
whelming adulation surrounds her. She re- monuments of art; and, indeed, many countries owe turns to the metropolis, and announces a
the fame of their greatness to art alone. The sculp
tures and remains of paintings and ruins of the concert ; but, alas! the novelty no longer temples of Greece ; the pyramids, and temples, and exists—a new toy has occupied the public sphinx, and colossal remains, and paintings of mind. Her agents cannot sell tickets enough Egypt, tell more of their former splendor and
than all else that is left of their history. to pay for the gas-light, and the concert is | Nineveh, now being exhumed from where it has given up :
been buried beneath the gathered dust of centuries,
and known and heard of like a faint echo far down "There is not one to do her reverence."
the vaults of time, is now being read, by its monuAnd yet Jenny Lind is the same “good,” ments alone, as plainly as if it were an open book.
And in America, scattered over the plains of Yuca"sweet,” “ benevolent," "angelic creature,” tan and Mexico, are remains of temples and pyrathat she was when she first set her pretty mids, before which men, even in this day, pause foot on the Canal street dock, amid the deaf- with wonder. And coming along up to the Gulf ening shouts of the very “obsequious public" the Ohio,' to the Northern lakes
, are scattered
of Mexico, up the valley of the Mississippi, and who lined the piers from that point to the mounds and moats, and colossal figures of beasts, Battery.
and ruins of ancient cities, whereby we are led This is but one case in thousands; and the tive knowledge that at some remote age a power,
back, in mind, over centuries of doubt, to the posipopular pet is lucky if, in the end, it escapes ful, intelligent, and numerous people, once inhabited 'a volley of peevish fretfulness from sated, way- this now styled new world. Time, in its destroyward, novelty-seeking childishness ; while, at all these ; but still enough remain, like landmarks
ing progress, has indeed laid his hand heavily upon the same time, the enthusiast feels a slight or headstones, whereon we read their mighty dead. tingling of inortification at having made such Art has its mission, and faithfully does it fulfil it." an egregious puppet of himself. A little spice of deliberate common sense, sifted over the
"THE REPUBLIC.-The December number of this popular fancy, would tend to relieve its pos- truly American magazine came to hand last week sessor from many embarrassing and equivocal It is the able organ of the United Americans, and positions, and make grown people look wiser. battles manfully against foreign influence. Strange
that the Republic, a magazine of 48 closely printed pages, should be so little known in this section,
while in New-York and East Jersey it graces the THE AMERICAN ARTISTS' ASSOCIATION.
centre-table of nearly every man who cherishes a This association, now in its infancy, seems proper love for his native land. Every native destined to take up the thread of popular American father should have it in his house." — favor where the Art Union has dropped it.
Philadelphia American Banner. The association is composed entirely of prac
you, friend Jones. We should like tical artists, and is organized for the purposes to the Republic scattered a little more in professed by the Art Union; and certainly the your American neighborhood; and we are public may rely on the judgment of profes- quite sure that nobody would suffer on acsional men, who have characters at stake, in count of your beautiful Banner, if it was disthe selection of pictures, as securely as upon tributed more generally in this direction. We a self-constituted committee of merchants and always look for it with interest, and read it shopkeepers. The first distribution of the with delight. American Artists' Association took place on the 15th inst., at which a goodly number of
THE AMERICAN PATRIOT. — A large and excellent paintings were passed over to the handsome paper bearing the above title has lucky subscribers; and with another year's just reached us from Boston. It is devoted practice, we expect to see it the admired of to the national cause, and is published weekly all admirers. The following beautiful and by J. E. Farwell & Co., at $2 a year. We truthful extract is from the address delivered have seen a notice of another American paper by that accomplished artist and poet, William started in Boston by O. W. Dennison, Esq., Walcutt, Esq., on the evening of the first dis- but have not received a copy. The right tribution :
spirit is awake in the City of Notions; yet we "Art, like every thing else, has its mission to can't help giving our friends a word of cauperforin. It has its origin in the innate sentiment tion, to wit: one paper well supported is of a people, and is fostered and perfected by education and refinement. The state of civilization of better than a dozen doomed to sickly existany country may be read in the condition of its ence and early death.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.—The following lan-drawn from the study of the language of Chrisguage, made use of by Archbishop Hughes, in a tianity (Scripture) in primary schools. letter to the Honorable Horace Greeley, de- Again :mands serious attention :
“I believe it would be more beneficial to the coun“ It is not necessary for me, I hope, to say that I try and to society that the
religious influences of the am an advocate for general,
pay, universal education least desirable sect nf professing Christians in the My efforts to establish colleges, seats of learning, and land should be felt in the common school, than that even day schools, for the education of youth iu'this all Christianity, under the pretence of excluding all dioceso, will be a sufficient proof that I am no advo- Sertarianism, should be eliminated.” cate of ignorance. Our disagreement, therefore, is not in regard to education itself, but in regard to the tain Christ's doctrine and precepts, while reject
Is it, then, thrusting out Christianity “ to recircunstances under which it is imparted. The divides condition of the community on the
subject of re- ing merely the biased constructions thereofligion has led to a system which affects to divorce the Sectarian doctrines ? religious (rather Sectarian] ductrine of each denomi. Dation from the rudiments of primary science in
" It may suit other denominations to have their sehools. If we were a people of unbelievers in Chris- children brought up without any admixture of religitianity. this system would be in perfect harmony with ous teaching in their education, but it does not suit our condition."
[Roman Catholics.] We cannot sce that this follows, so long as the Is there, then, no religious teaching to be had New Testament is preserved as a reading-book from reading of the Testament? in primary schools; for Christianity-the reli- We claim that the State has wisely deemed it gion of Christians—is, according to Webster, the expedient to remove all Sectarian influences “system of doctrines and precepts taught by from her schools, but at the same time to proChrist, and recorded by the Evangelists and vide for her youth, secular, religious, and ChrisApostles.” That record we bave in the New tian education in a simple, unadulterated form. Testament, which, being used in State schools, It would well become all of mature years to lay without either note or comment, affords a Chris- down their Sectarian prejudices for a while, and tian basis to education, free from the peculiar calmly view the wisdom of such a course. It is doctrines of all denominations.
also but right to ask the parents or guardians of Again, the Archbishop says :
those who may receive their secular lessons “And yet, happily, it is understood that the wel.
from the State, to provide such Sectarian bias, fare of society a d the State must rest ultimately (as doctrine, or dogmas, as they may think proDow) on a religious basis of some kind.”
per to finish the education, or to prepare them That is upon “ virtue founded upon reverence
for it. of God, and expectation of future rewards and punishments;" for such is religion, as defined by
MEMORIAL RELATING TO FOREIGN PAUPERS Johnson and later lexicographers, and, as we AND CRIMINALS.-The following memorial is think, properly. Perhaps that is not the kind of now circulating for signatures. Blanks may religion which the Archbishop refers to :-- be obtained at this office. All persons having
“We are still a Christian country, composed, in- lists of signatures to this memorial will please deed, of many sects in religion, and if you exclude hand them in to the office of the Republic, fron education the peculiar doctrines of each sert, one after another, you necessarily excludo Christianity 100 Nassau street, by the 20th of February itself: for all the Christianity of the land is made up next, to be transmitted to Congress. of the sereral Secturian' doctrines which are severally excluded ”
"To the Honorable the Senate and House of ReWhat teaching is this ? Christianity, a con- presentatives of the United States, in Congress glomerate made up of “the peculiar doctrines
assembled : of each sect, of the several Sectarian doctrines;" “The undersigned, citizens of the State of Newa mixture thus of incompatible dogmas—the York, petition Congress to pass a law to prohibit, meets of rancor and discord? No! it is the absolutely, the deportation, banishment, or emifountain-head from which all Christian sects of any and all convicts, felons, and paupers, pub
gration from foreign countries to the United States, take their departure—tne voice of good-will to- licly recognized as such at home in their own counwards man, proclaimed throughout the land. tries; and your petitioners will ever pray. It is not found in churches nlove, neither is it “ New-York, Jan., 1862.” their offspring--all are children of its care. The common error confounding Christianity NAVAL STRENGTI OF THE GREAT MARITIME with Sectarianism once removed from our Powers.—The United Siates Navy, at the churches, they would then be viewed properly as schools of theology, adapted to the wants of
commencement of last year, consisted of 11 the people, having a duty to perform in doctrine, ships of the line, one of 120 guns, the recorrecting one another, and being corrected one mainder of 80 to 90 guns; 14 frigates, of from by another; the most edifying to adults, the 50 to 60 guns; 21 sloops of war, from 16 to least so to youth, whose earlier lessons must be 20 guns ; 7 brigs and schooners ; 5 large
steamers; 3 second-class steamers ; 7 small and destroy perhaps for ever the cement which steamers or tenders; and 5 store-vessels: a / binds the Union."
GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1795. grand total of 75 vessels of all descriptions,
Russia's naval force is estimated as follows: 4 ships of the line, of 120 guns each ; 6 ships
| AN AMERICAN CONVENTION.—Some time of the line, of 80 to 90 guns each: 18 ships of ago, we threw out the idea of a Convention the line, of 70 to 80 guns each; 4 frigates, of
composed of delegates from the several Amer60 guns each; 24 frigates, of 40 to 50 guns
ican Orders throughout the country, for the each ; 34 war steamers; and 40 corvettes,
purpose of forming a system of cooperative schooners, &c.: about 120 vessels of all de
action, if not a union of the different organscriptions.
izations under one head. Our suggestion was The British naval force consists of upwards
responded to by the various American publiof 600 vessels of all classes and sizes. That
cations in different parts of the country; and of France is next to the British, being some
the Harrisburg Standard proposes that the thing less than the half, but we do not recol
Convention shall be holden on the fourth of lect the precise number.—Democrat.
July, 1852, at Harrisburg, Pa. The place of holding the Convention is perhaps a mat
ter of little moment, but it should be as nearly "WASHINGTON'S BIRTI-DAY.-We are glad to see,
central as possible; and perhaps Philadelphia by an announcement in the Washington papers, that
would be better than Harrisburg on that acthere is to be a celebration in that city of Washington's birth-day, by those favorable to the prin count, as well as many others. ciples of his Farewell Address. A meeting of The Standard, however, goes farther in its members of Congress is to be held on Wednesday
recommendations than we are at present preevening in the Hall of the House of Representátives, at seven o'clock, to take the preliminary steps
pared to go. We quote a paragraph :therefor."--Baltimore Patriot.
“Let such a Convention be held, and let a Plat
form of Principles be constructed from the united So, it is only those who are favorable to harmony, prudence, patriotism, and wisdom of the the principles of his Farewell Address” that Convention, broad enough for the mechanical, workare to celebrate the birth-day of Washington.
ing, and agricultural classes to stand upon, with all
those who prefer American interests to foreign inNever, until foreign influence became rampant terests, and let the work be cemented by placing in America, did we hear that there were any in nomination, for the support of all American citiAmericans not favorable to those principles.
zens who prefer the happiness and prosperity of
their own and their adopted country, and the sta Verily it is a dangerous hour when our coun
bility of republican institutions to all other contrymen begin to weigh and doubt the precepts siderations, candidates for President and Viceof Washington.
President, who, from their characters, abilities, and
pursuits, shall well and faithfully represent those The following words from that great bene
principles." factor of the human race, the “Father of our country," as we were wont to call him, ap
Much as we should like to see the American ply with peculiar appropriateness and em
people united as a party of the Union against phasis at the present time:
the deadly foreign influences now growing up,
we cannot lose sight of the fact that they are "A crisis is approaching that must, if it cannot | not so united at present, and we are quite be arrested, soon decide whether order and good sure that the nomination of a presidential government shall be preserved, or anarchy and confusion ensue. I can most religiously aver I have
candidate would not make them so; and as no wish that is incompatible with the dignity, hap we have no ammunition to waste in random piness, and true interest of the people of this coun
shots, we much prefer to use what we have try. My ardent desire is, and my aim has been, so far as depended upon the Executive Department,
in another way—a way that will be sure to to comply strictly with all our engagements, foreign
bring down the game. The American people and domestic, but to keep the United States free are too much wedded to party to unite on a from political connections with every other country, national platform at this time, and they will to see them independent of all, and under the in
continue so until the political wire-pullers are fluence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be con sure that the balance of power has changed vinced we act for ourselves, and not for others. hands. A few more lessons like those given This, in my judgment, is the only way to be re
in this State and Pennsylvania at the last spected abroad and happy at home; and not, by becoming the partisans of Great Britain or France,
elections will suffice, and then it will be all in create dissensions, disturb the public tranquillity, good time to talk about an American Na