The New York World saya: Here is a plain and practical devico for a grand national banner which should bo hung out in front of the grand entrance of the Contennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, to mark the exact progresa which we have made in one hundred years of existence as a united people: The Spirit of 1776- "I am not a rich man, but, poor as I am, the Kiug of Great Britain is not nch enough to bny me."- [Joseph Reed, of Pennsylvania, to the Èritish Commisaioneru. The Spirit of 1876 - " My wifo must havo diamond and laceB etiougb to shine at Long Branch aiid Washington. Pay me, thereforc, $10,000 down and $6,000 a year, and yon shall havo tlio exclusive rigbt to sell supplies to the soldier of the United Statea on the frontier at your own rates." - [WiJliam W. Belkiup, Socretnry of War nuder Qrant, to a "poït trador" at Fort 8U1.