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The streets.

--Owing to recent rains, the main thoroughfares were as clean as a new penny yesterday, and the services of that inevitable dust eradicator, the Niagara watering machine, were hardly needed, though bestowed as usual. The rattle of heavily loaded wagons and drays, the passage through the streets of armed men, the banners and flags everywhere streaming in the breeze, together with the hundreds of beautiful ladies, not to speak of the many specimens of the rougher sex sprinkled ‘"here and there,"’ made up a ‘"mess of busy life"’ quite refreshing to behold. It was a perfect antidote to the possibly dismal feelings of some ‘"noble young patriots,"’ whose hopes of a long and useful career (!) had been somewhat dampened by the Governor's intimation that they would be required to do duty in defence of the State, as members of that useful but unappreciated body of fellow- citizens, the militia. Enpassant, now that the militia are called out in earnest, some fugleman will have to give them specific directions where to go and what to do after the performance of the initial step in the programme of State defence.

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