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SUNDAY KORNINO, JANUARY 2, 1R69.
Tax Vivio ; OR, HEIL. ,PROUGTOY AND PAR t- 1
DIg of DeAnTh ALhnitlIrI. Traueleted by the b
Rev. Henry Francis 'ary, A. M. With the life
of Dante, chronological view of his age, addi- Cl
lional notes and index. From the lan t corrected It
L.ondon edition. New York : . Appleton and
(sompany, 1tr9. For sale at the bookstore o!
James Gresham, 92 Camp street, New Or
The name of Dante Ltands at the head of Italian N
literature by as emphatic a title as the name of TI
haksrpeare at the head of Engllsbliterature.
With a differing but not leu powerful and splen s
did genius, this greatest of Italians may be counted
as a full coequal in the same scroll of transcend.
ant fame with Homer and Virgil, Milton, and o
hakspeare and Goethe. Such, within the present
century, huas been the growing appreciation of
Dante among English critics and readers, that
wbere the English language is spoken one can ci
hardly be said to posess literary culture unleam or
he is as conversant with Dante'a Inferno as with h
Milton's Paradise Lost. Hence the demand for
English versions of the great Flirentine's Vision,
or Divina Commedica: and though so able and se
original a writer as Mr. (arlyle has responded to
to this demand in a translation very characteristic de
and vigorous, yet it is claimed, and no doubt with
justice, that, for critical colnpletenees and fidelity,
and for carefulness of annotation, no tranlator m
has given as much of utisfaction as Mr. Cary.
The volume above mentioned is a cheap (50 cents)
edition, bound in paper, but neat and convenient, o
and capable of being elegantly reb.ond for the
Titn ADVrNTT'rI or O ltvRR Twt-r. By Charles fe:
,ickens. New ork: ID. Appleton k Co. 1e',..
For sale in New Orleans by James Gresham 'C 21
Under cover with the srme story are "Great 14
Expectation.," "Bleak House," "Pictures froem
Italy," and the whole volume, with illustrations
tI Crikehank, John Leech, and H. K. trowne,
isa ah ctarclment of the excellent library edition of
the author's works which Appleton & Co. are
eRMON ON Tin FrAILtR- oF PHTsreTotTAisl i
an ow ('AtIIOLIecIrY. By the Rev. Ferdoand to
C. Ewer.T. . T. I. rector of Christ hrch, New
Yok. New York : D. Appleton , C'o. 1-(:rt.
For sale in New Orlreis by Jmes Greaham, '"
Camp street. ei
This Is one of the r lost remarkable books whit
illustrate the nature and tendency of 'dern re- to
ligious polemics. The sermons, marked my gre:
ability and Independence of thought, are eeheys to
Intended to prove that the Bible rests on the
Chuorch: that 'rotestantism and puritanoism arc
only disguished forms of rationalism and Infidelityg cor
that the Anglican church is not Protestant, an3
that the church of Rtme, though incrusted, like cor
the Anglian and Greek churches, with accidental Fr
errors foreign to true Catholicity, is comprised Dis
along with those churches in the pale of Cathoh2 a
THE BrwROT-rD, au n ring Hi;HIl.n',D \\iX)w.
117 ir Walter Scott. Now York: Ie. dAp eton aT
A Co. Fier tale 'n New Orleans by Ji ieS oI
Gresham, b o2 Camp street. h
This belongr to the Appleon c'eap otweaty
five cents) edition of the W~averly N vsotls. pr
LTsa o FRox I)AIlY LIrE. Ily Emy E. lhld t
reoth. I'hiladelpla: .I. HB. I;ppincott & Co.
It-9. For sale 'n New Orleans Ly Jlmes Gres. C
bam, 92 ('amp street. le
The religions fervor sod spirituat insight which nhi
characterize this little volume blend with a tone W
of moral cheerfulness, and it io, hence, a wrk t, ot(
improve thoughtr, dispel gloom, end refine feeling. ma
Ill er(,N Taoot DLKthUIn,: or. TorE relnO.inv o o
VI'.sv IIWTIl(;IIotIID aF'AMI.Y. By F. Cilburna
Adams, author of 'Our World." ' " the iory of
Trooper,' etc. Illustrated. hladelplar: Clasx- T
ton, Bemrsen . H6ffellnger. For "Nle in New out
Orleans by George Elli,,pposite the Postofice. T
The author of tie novel does rnot belong to the
morbid sehol. He tells Lie story seemingly withm te
no other purpose than to make it Interesting, far
excitingl and amusing uapoaible, tii sketches of
seafrarIMng life d incident have nonething of the de
heartinesa of Marryatt, and there is ar homely e l
humor abont his Toodleburge that reminds one of
Tno Oan WORLDlw Ire .(rw FACt. livRHnry W. to
Bellows. New 'Xu k : harper A Bros. l,,~. wot
For rlae in New Orleaus by George Ellis, cppo- occ.
site the Postolfce.
T k the seond volume of letters iving the Fra
rervrend author's impressions of Europe in 1; not"
Jurt's or Nzalrrn: His l.lfe and Teachings; few
Founded on the four Goepels, and illustrated by
reference to the maners. customs. religious
beliefs, ad political instltuttons of His times. "di
By Lyman Abbott. With designs by Dora De relii
larache, Fena, and othae. New York: HIr
per & Bros., 18t9. For sale In New trteans by N
George Ellis, opposite the Petofice. atte
This i, in all reepecta, an oelborate and highly
tabbed book. The author's purpose wu to take
tihe spel n ru disconnected biographical memor- it
sbile sad to make them the go-ad~work of a
complaet and eonsIstent life, elncidated by de.
earptkei of the ctremnatances in hi Lc rl re
rodad eves8 ecner The rseaer wiL not be wee
rtom te a thert of modem authorship em
>l*ye wMh happy eltet is the treatieet of this
GI. zara Barratr: A Rucoan oF Tuvm a EneO
LIlH-arFAtlEO CoU.eral s DURneI 16% AND
1867. By Oharles Wentworth Diuke. With
m aps and illustrations. New York: Harper &
Bros., 1869. For sale In New Orleans by
George Ellis, opposite the Postomoe.
This is both an entertaining and instructive
- volume. The central idea which it illustrates may
be judged by the author's prefatory remark that,
having gone round the world through Englisbh
pt speaking or Englshb-governed countries, he found
that, though " climate, soil, manners of life, and
mlxture with other peoples" had modified charac
ter and blood, yet " in essentials the race was al
th INArts's NOBLEMax. By the author of "Rachel's
Secret." etc. New York : Harper& Bros. For
sale in New Orleans by George Elils, opposite
e/ the Postoifice.
This is part of the Harpers' "Library of Select
Novels"-fifty cents a vo'nme.
FAIR PLAY: OR.TH THE T OP TuH LONE liLE.
By Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth. Philadel
phia: T. B. Peterson & Bros. For sale in New
Orleans by A. Eyrich, 130 Canal street.
This is one of the best of the novels of the emi
nently fertile author. It wa first published in the
New York Ledger several years ago, and Mrs. S.
alleges, with plausibility, that it formed the origi
nal design on which Charles Reade constructed
his much admired novel entitled " Foul Play."
soh As llv FixR. By Miss Nelly Marshall. New
York : George 8. Wilcox. 1s69. For sale ia
Mr. New Orleans by A. Eyrich, 1:30 Canal street.
on, For a first book, as we take this to be, it evinces
ah degree of proficiency in authorcraft that Is quite
ew Tax BiaoINtw O THI COPEDIEACY ; Or. TRUTH
I aN JrsrTci. By Miss Florence J. O'Connor.
ed New Orleans: A. Eyrich, 130 Canal street.
be This story, though faulty in many particulars as
ant to both style and plot, is one well calculated to
xi enchain the Southern reader's, xnd more especi
ally the Louisiana reader's attention, if its perusal
is once begun. Some of its principal scenes are
or in New Orleans and the vicinity, and several of
its characters are evidently copied from person
, ages formerly present in reality upon those scenes.
There is a curious and sometimes puzzling blend
inc of romance and actual facts throughout the
story. To those who may wish to refresh their
Smemory of thrilling events and noted actors on
the Southern side in the late war, it will prove
interesting, entirely apart from the question of its
MEIMO(IR OF SEIovICg AFLOAT. By Admiral Ra
tIbasl Semmes. l'ubbished by Kelly, Pie' '& (C .,
Baltimore, Md., and for sale only by snbecrio
tion : to be obtained from C. W. Jarratt, No. 8i
Common street, or his authorized agents.
This interest:ng work comes to us handsomely
bound, and inscribed by the author "to the mem
ory of those sailors and so!diers of the Southern I
States who lost their lives in the war between the
States in defense of the liberties which had been
bequeathed to them by their fathers." As a
frontispiece we have a steel engraving of the ad. t
miral, an excell-nt likeness of him, while at Inter- 9
vale throughout the book are original engravings, 1'
In chromo-tints, representing scenes made famous 0
by the Alabama. Both for instruction, for refer.
e ence and for entertainment, we should pronounce
rI the book invaluable as an acouisition to every li
r. A. Eyrich (snccessor to Blklock & Co.., book-. t
Feller ard stationer, 130 Canal street, sends us the t1
n New Orleans Journal of Medicine for January. t
>f This volume is fully equal to its predecessors. n
Records of *Sarthe and Deaths for the Year
d lea b
SWe are indebted to Mr. Louis Peason, recorder in
d of births and deaths, for the following interos.tng
statement from the records of his office. fa
Cf The recorder is frequently applied to for infor- Il
mation in relation to the deaths occurring in this sc
n city, but owing to the inoperativeness of the law w
or to the absence of legislation on the subject, he G
has been unable. in many important instances, to w
r comply. The American consuls at foreign ports to
.particularly apply fi.r certificates in order to w
settle socnession, in the courts of Europe, but as n.
the law onw is, Mr. Pessou is unable to give the tii
desired inforrratio. ti
It is hoped the L.gin'ature will remedy the de- be
fects now existing, and pass such a law as will se
meet the ends for which it has been created. w
Mr. Peeson deserves great credit for the care he at
takes of the records, and the administration of the w
ollic could not fall into worthier hands: be
January let to August 10th, 1"6',-Males, 4 ;;
femae-., 423. Total. Nj<. fo
August 10th to December 31st, I64-Males,
212 : females. 220. Total, 42.ye
Charity Hospital-January let to December 31st, u
t 14 c'--Mles, 34 : females, 45. Total, 7o. la7
Grand total of births for the year, 13:,. tic
Jsnnary nst to August 10th, Ihsi-Males under le
12 years, 490; females under 12 years, 3)13. Total. TI
Males from 12 to 21 years, 40; females from 12 ar
to 21 years, 45. Total, s. be
Males from 21 to 50 years, :;65 ; females fromn 21 to
to 0 years, 290. Total. 653.I
Males from .50 to 1Il years. 214 : females from i
30 to 100 years, 184. Total, 3.. all
August 10th to Dlecember 31st, 186l-Male nn.- yo
der 12 years. 1I0; females under 12 years, 101u. sta
Mates from 12 to 21 years, 23; females from 12 di
to21 years, 27. Total. ii. ct
Males from 21 to 50 years, 203; females from21 tai
:to 50, 19.5. Total, 3. aid
b!a!es from 50 to 100 years. 102; females from
30 to 100 years. 98. Total, 200. coi
Charity Hospital, for the year 1868, 4)0; not re thC
Coroner's office, for the year 1868, 642 ; not re
Street commissioner's office, for the year lsi.
First snd Fourth Districts, 223; Second and Tard .
Districts. 21d. Total, 4l1; not recorded. vet
DEAThS (iF PERSOs (iS CR (N BHUNDRED YEARS. bui
Widow Jean Loc9. age? 1CO. Mrs. Caltarci, J L
ePed Ii4. Mrs. '>nilie, ared lo2. iMrs. (nstan ·e on
Fazene. aged Ill:. .ames, aged 110. Mrs.
Mary M- 1,1een. aged 117. Mrs. Mary laire, e
sg'd Iho. 'Total, 7.
(;rand total vf recrdet deathls dorine year, 11,-. Ii:
Deaths n-t recor.!ed ii office, 157; :san the o0l
prabshility is tlhat double the number were nit
re cirde. cor
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Cna. E. W\NNE ' FAga.- -The lIederick toi. hot
gle-link cotton press, for hand or hose power, pro
ahich is now being sold by Messrs. Chas. E. of
Wyone A Farr, No. 166 (;raver street, ieconsid- atl
eredby competent judges to be the best in our
market. It is adapted for general use on plantsa .
tions snd in warehouses, and though easily oper
ated is remarkable for great power and s'eongth. it
They are manufactured of various sizes, turni-ng de
out bales woigirng from 150 to 700 pounds. dot
These presses have received the highest com- the
mendation in every locality where they have been ter
tested, and are manufactured in New York at the o
far famed Albany Agricultural Machine Works. t
The above firm are the exclusive agents ano m
dealers in our city, and are prepared to furni.l the
them at manufacturerr' prices. n
Esr.EIt:o.--Tis saId that when IBacchus desired
to assemble instanter his votaries around him, hb
would proctaim a certain famous beverage for the mu
occasion, when, from far and wide, the eager wsi
revellers would hasten to the Bacchanalian fLdrt. to
Frank Richards, the popular proprietor of the side
noted Iceberg, on Magazine street, opposite the Mo
market, has managed mysteriously to procure a thin
few bottles of thin celebrated liquor, and persons thal
visiting his saloon have only to utter the word Ieh
"drink," when pr. sto wil appear before them a : tre
relic of ancient pleasures. non
Messrs. Garthwatte, Lews and Stuart invite the the'
attention of buyers of clothing, shirts, furnishing W
goods, trunks, traveling.bags, etc., to their large got
stock of those necessary artieles, which they offer CZP
for sale at prices to accord with their motto cf on
small proi's and large sales. pro
Reed advertisements of sales for the coming ad
week, is auction column, by Chee. T. ash. bre
em. CIT TOIar
The topic Just now among eoae mnd those
of SBootch descent now living ia New Orlenas, is
Sthe celebration of the one hundred and teeth ea
fish aiversary of the birthday of Sooth's greatest bard,
r & by the members and friends of the New Orleans
by St. Andrew Society, to take place on Monday
ire evening at Richelien's retmaurat. And well may
the "canny Scots" look forward with pleasure to
Sthe occasion, and raise their matelepatios high, for
ta' it will doubtless be an alfir of raze enjoyment to
S all participating in it. The writer of this had the
and good fortune to be present at the last anliversary
ecn banquet of the St. Andrew Society, and the re
aC- collections he carried away with him of the
geniality, genuine pleasure and refined enjoyment
which marked that occasion, were such as to in
'or duce him to gladly accept any subsequent Invita
ite tion extended by the same association. Next
Monday evening shall certainly find us at the
act Richelieu resthurant.
. We hope that the good people of our town will
el not forget that to-morrow week will be February
aw 1, nor that on that evening will be inaugurated a
fair at Odd Fellows' Hall, which, because of its
ft object, will demand from them all their patronage.
he It is to be for the benefit of St. Anna's Asylum,
an institution which now furnishes a refuge to
gi- many widows in destitute circumstances, and to
ed many children half orphans. For years this asy
lum has existed in our midst, silently doing a great
good work, and only on one occasion, we believe,
previous to this, has it ever obtruded its
es claims for assistance upon the public. But the
financial diasters of last year bore heavily upon
it, and now., in real need, its board of directors
ru appeal to the people of New Orleans to come for
wr. ward and give it that aid which, from the chari
ties it has done and is doing, it has a right to ask.
as The fair will ,e a very entertaining one, as each
to evening there will be a concert and tableaux and
%i- dancing. The ladies who have charge of the
al matter are those who will surely make it a suac
re cess, and so when we ask the patronage of the
of public for it, we do no more than request them to
a- do something that they will find will yield them
a. pleasure far exceeding the value of the small
d- cum-the admiesion fee will be only twenty five
te cent.- necessary to obtain it.
in Somebody asked somebody else the other day
'e if he had read OuniHa' last, when the second some
te body inquiringly responded, "\What widow do
you mean '"
I. It was tl.is same somebody that remarked t) a
friend that he thought that Judge Dure.l, in the
case of Udolpho Wo!fl (of scheidam notoriety) vs.
Barnett & Lion, had rendered a snap judgment.
To say that Canal street was crowded yes'er.
n day were a vry faint expression of what it was.
e It eened as if every lady in the city had donned
her richest and most tasteful dress, and sallied
a forth to erj iy the sunshine, to see the sights on
the street, and-to be seen. Surely, if the ele
gance and costliness of the costumes nuw worn
by the ladies here are any indication of the wealth
of cur population, New Orleans must be a very
flourishing and prosperous city.
We wonder when primitive Christians worship.
ed God in caves and catacombs, and lifted up
their voices in adoration amidst the wild beasts of
the arer a, and in the whirling flames, at how much
they est:mated the value of pews in th3se early
temples. We imagine, though, that rents were
not very high then-not near so high as now,
when, as we were inf~rmed the other day, a pew
costs as much as an opera bx. But then, it is to
be considered that they did not enjoy opera music
in church in those days, and now we can hear t
" I. Ilelle Helene " and " Martha" in our t
fa.hionable-so called-churches, which was a
1rivilege those benighted individuals, who lived a
so long ago, did not enjoy. So on the whole i
we sr:ppose we who have to pay for the t
Gospel, considering that we get so many extras a
with it, real y get it as cheap as those who ob
I tained it without money and without price. Still, s
we cannot help but think how astonis"ed those
I :en who listened to the first sermon on Caris
tianity ever preached-that on the UMunt of it
IOlives by the Great Preacher - would have R
been charged an extra high price fr front º
seats, as we modern Christians are. Well, the n
world iuoves, and doubtless our ideas are far
ahead of the men who lived in the dark ages. P
when tithes were unknown and pew ren' had L.t i
been invented. I
We are happy to notice that the enterprise of g
forming a gymnastlc club, undertaken by a few
young men in this city, bids fair to be a complete
success. "-everal meetings have been held, the b
last of which was on Friday last, when a constitu. h
tion and by-laws were adopted. A large and con
venient room has been engaged, and work has
lbeen commenced to fit it up for a gymnasium. k
The prospects now are that by the slet of Febru- b
ary, or perhaps a week later, the gymnasium will
be ready for use. It is the intention of the club
to admit no one to membership under the age of
17 years, though subscribers will be received of
all ages. We commend the institution to all the
young men of our city. The advantages of con
stant and regular exercise are too patent to need
discussion here. Through a membership of this
club, or a subscription to it, a young mat can ob
tain all these advantages, with the guarantee be- m
sides that he has become one of an association a
cimposed of the most respectalle young men of
the city. A long life and a useful one to the G~,
nastic c'lub. a
We had almost forgotten our old aiquaiutance, 01
R. L. 1-helley, of the ambrosial locks, whilojs the '
veracinos correspondent of the New York Tri
bune, lhen we ca:ght a glance of his aila a
whi-kers in the Senate chamber on Friday. If in
our mc ;iory serves us c:orrectly, Shelley disao- cc
peered from New Orleans o0 the eve of the tr
eleLtir.n. Whence comes this vulture of ill omen be
this qinteseerce of carpet-baggery We can i
only surmise that from the miidst of the flocks of ha
cormorants and buzzards (sa Mr. Fioad used to \
say in the Board of Assistant Aldermen which he
hover arouLd the Capitol at Washington, Shelley oj
probably returns to resume his position as clerk ca
of some legislative committee. But what use
attermpting to chastise him' Vift, cc ,, :'.,e/'i
Onr.e day last week a middle-aged gentleman got Ca
into a dr~f-ulty with one of the colored pollve- Ti
rien whole duty it is to keep clear the gang and aP
doorways of the Senate chamber, sad addressed Mt
the rietropolitan in somewhat uncomplimentary ha
tern.s, caling him a d-d scalawag. The distur- be
bance wros rquelled with a few words of explana- th
tron, tut sh-rt'y afterwards the indignant gentle
man as ittllr~g inside the bar next to Jhn RIhy. cf
the scalawag senator from Ouachita. pe
The l.11 abolishing the present city government pe
and olJerirg that innocent and much abused (n
yetlh, Warmoth, to create a new government, ani
was up in the lower house yesterday. After; O
much fihbuatering and very great confusion it me
was undlfinitely postponed, but pending a motion sol
to reconsider it and to lay the motion to recon- at
sider on the table, the House adjourned until cea
Monday. The colored members as a general
thing voted against the proposition. The fact is 1
that the faith of that class in Warmoth, once their prs
beloved, Is fast waning, and they are unwilling to the
trust him further than they can help. That Ingen- ski
nous idilvidual has deceived them so often that the
they decline to believe any more of his promises. sue
We think they are riaht in this. Mr. Warmoth has tra
got all he can out of them, and having no more ti of
expect, is not going to waste either time or money The
on them. That they have sense enough to sp- Am
preciate this fact and to act on that ppreciation pre
is one of the moast cheering signs of the tlmes, lea
and is a indliction that they may yet eutirely of
break loose from the bondage in which they are to
noew held by earpet-buggery sad sealawaggery.
It is to be feared.however, that they will not held
s out agaist the deldve promisee and deceptive
Selkb in which the pseant 8tate government is so
prollfe. Let us, though, be thankful that yester
day one infamoue scheme of usurpation wai
killed, and hope that all efforts to renew it in any
shape will meet with the earme termintion.
The carpet-bag gentry are taking a fancy to the
Opera House. MoMillan and Lee, in their torn,
to ornamented one of the conspicuous loges of this
the theater on a alght last week. Is it withe inten
ary ton of elevating themselves that they visit places
re' of refinement? Vide the fable of the lion and
the the donkey.
in If you wish to ascertain your position relative
its- to her to whom you may have devoted all your
ext admiration, and wish to be disappointed as to the
the probabilities of your winning her, just follow the
lady of your thoughts to the Opera House, or any
other theater, and watch her movements daring
ill the most Interesting moments of the performance.
ary You may be certain that the center of attraction
da for the young lady will not be on the stage; and,
mayhap, by following her surreptitious side
go. glances, discover that that handsome young fel
t low over there, with curly hair ani light moas
to tache, is more interesting to her than the play.
sy Wasn't it rather an anomoly that the Fenian
sat meeting in Algiers, on Friday evening, was he.d
re, at bt. George's Hall?
be There seems on be a hard struggle among the
on fair ones that tLr.,g Canal and other streets, be
irs tween the fashions of trains and short dresses.
Jr. We saw three ridiculous mishaps which occurred
ri- to trains yesterday within fie minutes time. The
ik. tremendous and unwieldly hoops which amplify
ch these ridiculous appendages, are very apt to catch
rid in any obstruction. and in one case the hoop itself
he caught in a projecting piece of furniture near
tc* Montgomery's warehouse, completely dislocating
he the whole arrangement. In a second instance a
to Lady tore a two foot rent in her magnificent black
m silk dress; and in a third, a staid old gentleman
inl from the country, whose eyes were rolling in a
ve fine fretr.y in every direction except light before
him, tramped opon a lady's elongated skirts so
firmly as the was entering a store, that she
ty niutentlcnally made the lowest curtsy.
10 Two females, young and very beautiful, saun.
tered, yesterday, down ('anal street from the
a Custom House, crossed over into Camp, and went
ie up that street. They were bedizened in the cx
e. trt me of the mode. 'Iheir dresses were short,
their paniers exceeded those of a Hottentot
matron, their hair was dyed of a light and unnat.
r* ural brorze, their diamonds were Austrian, and
R. their chain cables pinchbeck. One had a sky blue
d dress on, and the other, one of that evervsrying
d silk styled y'rge de pigeon. As they wriggled
n along everybody turned to view the apparition
dreymen, carriage drivers, little boys and dogs.
a The bend, they affected strongly, reminded toe
`i spectator of cholera times, when atrocious pains
y would invade man, woman and child anywhere
and everywhere without a moment's premonition.
A most absorbing city topic is the question, of
p how those 1',6 levee bonds were negotiated last
,f sun imer. The matter it is well known was placel
b by the Legislature in the hands of two commis
y sione.s to be appointed by ex-self.elected.terri.
torial-delegate Warmoth. That individual chose
,;en. fee, a member of the lower house, and Mr.
Ljnch, senator from t'arroll. Thus far all is
o clear. But the mystery commences with the ar
rival cf these two commissioners in New York,
whither they went to sell the bonds, and coo
tinues all through their proceedings there. An
explanation of the mystery has been promised on
I several and various occasions, but so far has not
been forthcoming. A quite general opinion is
that the reason for its nos appearance is that the
sacco3uts of the commissioners not being suf
ficiently cooked, when the Legisla'ore met, t me
was required to complete the culinary operation.
But there is now a prospect that the public
anaiety to know what was accomplished 0
in New York and how it was done, will
soon be allayed. l.ee himself introduced a S
resolution into th# House, yesterday, de
manding from the commissioners an immediate c
report of their proceedings. Tae resolution
passed, and the p"ople of the State may now wait h
in breathless esupen-e, for the key to the mystery.
let us trust then that the flures being now done at
brown will shortly be revealed to the popular
There are three individuals who have lately M
been traveling cn the Jackson ItRilroad between
here and Canton and victimizing greenhorns by T
practicing the " three card monte" game, who di
merit a notice in City Topics, which, aseveryboly
knows, is devoted to the denouncement of carpet- at
baggers, scalawags, gamblers and other species of bi
pickpockets. The first of the two is a short, red
faced nlan, of 45 years or thereatoutse, weighlIng p
about 150 pounds. His same is to be a passenger cs
who makes friende with bh fellow travelers, and is
very loquacious and generally agreeable. The cc
secord is a tall, raw-boned specimen, no beard, se
with a rather Irinh face, a large mouth, through
which gleam very large and very white teeth. He gr
is the man who enters the ear in search of amuse. tic
ment to while away the tedlousness of the j uroey,
and to that end, offera to play a little gore with cc
the first individual, to whom, of conrne, he sl- cc
pears to be a perfect stranger. ThIe first accepts,
and the bets are made. Meanwhile outsiders are ie
showed how beautiful the game is, by the first ye
man's wir-ning the bets; should they not bite. a
venerable looking old gentleman, apparently of cr
50 years, with a long, white beard, and generally cii
a patriarchal aspect, approaches, and becoming
intereste d. offers to himself risk a lilttle. The three di
conrederates then commence to gamble heavily, tel
trying meanwhile to get others to take smaller
bets. In thir they are bomenltimes successful, as An
we know of one gentleman having sunk $20. A ot
haul once made, they get all at the next station.
\\'e give the gentlemen this notice gratis, and only lar
hope that it will be the means of putting some far
onwary travelers on their guard against the ras
We learn that Oficers Henry Degros and Mc ov
Mahon, who on the order of Mr. Normandia, tre
,'nltr,nrr of the Opera House, ejected Mr. Mc hr
Carthy, a colored mlan, from the Opera ruse on
Tuesday evening last, have been summoned to hi,
appear before thie Board of ('ommissioners of the
Metropolitan Police to answer the charge of r
having violently removed Mr. McCarthy from the of
building. We are not informed as to who it is no
that makes the rharge, but from appearances it f
would seem very strange that two unfortunate
fficers of the peace, who besides the duty they did
perform during the day, for which they are paid, to
if at all, in almost valuesess currency, are com del
pelled mn order to earn an honest living to seek thi
ntployment at the Opera House during the eve- 1
ning should have to bear the responsibility of the On
Opera House administration of which they were o
merely the agents. These officers deserve the itst
solicitude of the people, and must have a fair trial I'
at the next meeting of the board if such a thing six
can be obtained from them. Dir
The student of history cannot fail to be im- ab
pressed by the power and influence attained by int
the associationsl known as " Guilds." Combining of
skilled labor and intelligence, they constituted ros
the balance of power against the nobility; and a
such an influence did they wield by thus concen.
trnting energy and talent that the high and mighty Lo
of the land sought the privilege of membership. o
The Dry Goods and General Meroantle Clerks' his
Association of this city may be styled, not map- villi
propriately, a modern Guild. In this respect, at C
lest, they form a oeunterpart of thoes soieities esr
of olden time; that, as the ietorel was enabled
to etimale the commercial statte oea soutry by inn
try. thepower and importance of ts Guilds, so h b
eld New Ortas a fit expoent of her aoloaledgid
iv mercanutile pre.elbenoe in this weil.4aeried
ter- It is the Intention of the young gentlemen com.
eI4 posing this aseociatlon to give a grand dress and
any mmask ball at Odd Fellows' Hall next Wednesday
night, to which we have been honored with In.
vitations. This will be the third annual ball, and
the from the lgas of preparatios and sagerness to
ra, obtain invitations and tickets, it may safely be
his predicted .hat even their previous eforts will be
eclipsed on this occasion. Gentlemen, success be
c5 yours. Midshipmen on the bark of commerce,
and may your sails never be slack.
Mr. May, Democratic member of the lower
lye house, from the tenth ward, has introduced avery
our good bill into that body. It orders that in all sp.
the pealable cases tried in the district courts a short
the hand reporter shall be employed to take all testi
sny mony, which of course he shall afterwards write
ing out for preservation. This is an excellent statute,
ce* as by its provisions much valuable time will be
11n saved and business will be greatly facilitated.
ad, This law, we would state, is a common one in the
ide Northern and Western States, and we are glad to
'el- notice thatther9 Is enterprise enough here to in
i5 troduce it in Louisiana. If the bill passes, a
splendid opening will be at once made for young
men who will take the trouble to acquire a know.
Iad ledge of phonography. So go to work, young gen.
tiemen. It will be only a year's labor, and then
an assured income of from $2500 to$4000 per year,
the according to capacity.
be. That was a very real tribute to little Fire-Fly
es. when, at the close of the performance at the St.
*ed St. Charles Theater list night, a glance aroond
he the bouse showed handerohlefs Innumerable all at
ify the eyes of their respective owners. The ladies,
ch of coume, were in the majority, but there were
elf not a few gentlemen who, for a few minutes,
ar winked very hard. One little boy buried his face
ag in his hands and sobbed piteously, refusing to be
Sa comforted. Well, Fire-Fly deserved it all; for
ek whatever captions critics may urge against her
5n manner, she has the divine gift. She Is no artist,
but she'is more-she is a genius.
so rDITrOalAs. ranalGera, E,
Prussia and Russia are again actively arming.
Detroit is to have a $530,000 Masonic temple.
n. Newburyport, Mass., has six vacant pulpits.
e Gladstone has two brothers and a sister.
at Forney wants a big tariff on Iron.
Gen. Reynolds was to leave Galveston for New
Orleans en route North, on Friday.
D)o butchers who keep stalls in the market sell
horse mes"9--[N. Y. Democrat.
Thanks to the officers of the steamer Mata
The party in England named Johnson places
the president elect only second to;G. Washington.
Archbisho p Manning has signed the temperance
The Emerald Ring-The one that governs the
e city.--[N. Y. Herald.
i ;Gen. Cemetery Thomas arrived in Vicksburg
. Thanks to Purser Sampson of the steamship C
Shelley-he of the ambrosial locks--has re
General Mower will leave his regiment at Ship
i ev. ('harles Noyes will preach at the Unitarian
Church this morning.
Napoleon is building a fast yacht and a $500,000 r
The velocipede is to have a newspaper organ in fi
New York. h
Mazzini expects to live until the "Republic of
the United States of Europe" Is proclaimed.
t Minnesota is said to have a Legislature of car- i
It costs a Calcutta Hindoo about a dollar and a it
hbalt to have his body burned in g'od style. d
G;ood oysters are only one dollar a thousand at
Vermont celebrated her ninety-second birthday a
on Friday. tt
An English paper discovered that the United i
States contains 10::,500,000 hens. tc
A new serial story by Charles Reads will be B
cc limenced in the March number of the ( slazy. tl
Ellis has just added an invoice of new books to
t his popular circulating library. w
Three women in Iowa killed a deer with fir (
Maine will produce twice as many furs this year at
as last. ti
Geo. Ellis, opposite the Poetofice, has Punch
Merryman's Monthly and Nick Nax. or
SLast year seven centennarians died in this city. kr
The oldest was a lady from South Carolina, who w'
died at the age of 117 years.
The reason given why Hell Gate is being widened ce
at New York is because the people are getting so hs
bad there. e
Mr. Richardson, formerly of the Mob le Tribune, ci
proposes to start in Mobile next month a paper
called the Spirit of the Times.
It is feared that Cyrus W. Field will never re- i
cover from his recent accident. His spine wasal
seriously affected by his fall. on
(one of our citizens is said to have Invented a re
gun which can be loaded and Bfired in three mo
A special to the PI'ic says the Senate linance
committee have decided to reportadversely tothe do
cotlirmation of Wieener. gr
Farm r, Little & Co., type founders, c,3 and f5 o
Beckman street, New York, send us a unique and
very convenient calendar for 18i;:.
To a non-belie\ er in drugs and doctors the da
crowd of embryo medical men now honoring this
city with their presence is not very reassuring, y
One of the very largest and most brilliant an. to
diences ever assembled at the Onera Hens lio s -
tened to " La Belle Helh'e " last night.
Twelve sleigh loads of lunatics from the Insane e
Asylunm were riding about the streets of Utica the cc
other day. St
At the opening of a new theater in Lodon, the or
ladies In the boxes were presented with scented mi
fans, on which was inscribed the programme. th
Alonzo Hawes. who has discovered the Sigour- at
ney son, is a mosomaniac on the Sigonrney ques. uj
tion. He used to bother her by sending verses ,
over her name to the papers.
A mink kept in a show window in Troy lately of
broke its lep, and after carefally.examoinng the am
irjury, t'roceeedd to amputate the member with fo
Rev. J. T. Headley contributes a very sensible
article on " Planchette " to the February number ob
of " Hours at Home." He attributes the phe. do
nomeLa of the mysterious little boardto electrical ,
The mule was on the carpet in Congress, if he
did not have the floor. last Friday. It was moved fr
to authorize the distribution in the quartermuaster's
department of a volume of instructions on the eat
management of the mule. A fine brotherly spirit at
this !-[New Yorkt Herald.
The Pic. opposes new names for the streets. Mr
Our venerable neighbor has a constitutional aver- Ki
sion to new things. Iteven sticks to a name for
itself which huas ceased to be significant. The
i'icayune, so named because it was first sold for 'I
six cents and a quarter, should now be callel the sail
Fisk's next grand conp de thitre is to be the
abolition of deadheads. le intends to introdunoe I
into the opera business Vanderbilt's grand idea fon
of cash payments. Vanderbilt cut off from rall
road travel thirty thousand deadheads in one TI
year. Fisk will apply this. as he will all other svg
railroad ideas, literally.-[N. Y. Herald. and
At one of Dickens's readings at St. James's hall, M
London, the noise made by the late comers was
so great that he stopped and leaned slstJy on I
his desk ten minutes, the galleries meatime re- mo
villng each new arrival with shouts of ",kob," a fu
"Cad," "Why didn't you put ap the shutters
We have noeticed for the past day or two large mo
amlber of freedman putsmng up and dowa on the a fl
1s streets, each with a new tr-uk on his shoulder.
tdhe res'e they gt s-for this actione : That they
'lhas ret some cl)'q, and dy wants something to
"nt 'ea In, and day is tired of being 'suatel by
lits' iak for ,'c4~pet.bagger.' "-[Vloksbarg
m" Herald. |
ad The toilet wora ly the empress o the day she
ay left Complegne was a chameleon silk, red brows
and black shades. The weather was lovely and
li the sun quite warm. Her matle wau a kitd of
Hd Bungarian cloak, of black velvet, rihobly braided
to with gimp aed trimmed with black lace; her
be feathers in the velvet diadem hat were suited to
the shades of her slik robe. Her favorite color at
be present is tobacco or cigar.-[Herald Paris Letter.
The crowd of business men and spectators on
' the levee last evenlg, about the time of the de.
parture of the usu crowd of Saturday steamers,
er were entertaIned y the performance of a cal
y liope on the ate Alice Dean. The performer,
p surrounded by a loud of steam on the upper
rt. deck, discoareed 4any popular airs with no little
ti- artitio effect. Thii mingling of music with the
to crowd and bustle god merchandise of the levee
e, was not a little odd and pleasing.
e Some fault has been found with Mr. Ilooth for
d. proposing to sell at~uction the seats for tie open
ing night at his new theater. Be cannot be blamed,
he however, for the immense demand for sests on
to there occasions, and we know of no jlster way of
n. settling who shall have the best seats than at oc
tion. The sale will' be held at half past nine next
Monday morning, it Irving Hall. l here will un
tg doubtedly be some lively bidding. What snoces
r- sor to Genin will win an easy notoriety by Paying
n- the most xtravysdnt price for a seat ?--[N. Y.
r Reverdy Johneo., in another speech to the
London workingmeed, falls into a garru onq asse-
tion of the equality of the blacks and whites.
ly Hear him:
t. We in Amerlcakhcnght at one time there was
t a difference-not it the white skulls, but betwee i
the black and the Whtte ones. We have changed
at that opinion now 1 for we have evidence in tie
a, colony of Liberia. sactled by blacks rescur d fron
re slavery twenty or thirty years since, that they are
fully equal to the whites; and I have seen state
papers written by the president, black man,
o which would do honuor to as that a Disraeli or .o
Gladstone could write. (Cheers.) It is idle,
or therefore, to tell me that we run any risk in eman
er clpating our blacks.
t The World's Pats correspondent menti ns the
following Amerltlns who were present at the
de but of Miss Hanck, at the Paris Itallens: Mrs.
G--, of Jack Dowllng parentage; the two hand
some Mrs. R-- (not together, however,) Mrs.
P-, a grandmother of wonderfal.beauty, with
her accomplished daughter; Mrs. 1'-, of New
York, so much admired for the lively maternal
interest she has taken in the present Madame de
B-'s welfare; Mrs. Col. H-, so hospitable
w and obliging; MrU. M- , always noticed for her
eyelashes and admired for her fine voice; the Be
l1 ronness d'E--., and her beautifu! sister, a!l
dressed in exquisite taste, elicited the admiration
of the Parisians. The Spanish colony, whic a
shares the sumptpous exile of the dethrone,d
queen, alone col:;d vie in style and beauty with
our American ladies, both married and single.
Sr. Lot-is Rort' tia.-With daily paragraphs we
have of late been directing public attention to a
startling sensation which has hlen on exhibition
at this place. Th -se who have availed themselves
of the opportunity for gratifying their curiosity
we do not propose to enlighten, but to-such as
have not as yet satisfied themselves we presume
that a few brief remarks will not be unacceptable.
The miracle that has been attracting vast crowds
of spectators every evening is the famous Magic
Drum, fashioned in identically the same manner
as an ordinary one, and presenting, externally, no
remarkable appearance to indicate that its ca
pacity is above the common order. Sospended
from the ceiling of this spacious apartment, there
is naught about It to impress the eye that it is
looked upon any 1ther than a mere kettle drum
whose tones havejoften fallen upon his ears either
in a martial or sacred character.
But 'tis here where the great mystery envelops
itself with no visible agency to lend assistance or
direct its movements. This silent instrument upon
a given signal seems imbued with soeernatural
power, and when the first notes of the musicians
are swelling with their mellifluous echoes through
the grand rotundr, this extraordinary specimen of
mechanical ingettoity discourses its harmonious
tones with the mist perfect accuracy, ningling it4
soft cadence with the professional band. and filling
the beholders wit: wonder and admiration.
A variety of tie choicest airs are produned
without a discord.knt sound to mar their beauty,
offering to all intolligent minds a brilliant eviden"'o
of the splendid oenins which conceived the idea
and the masterly'hand that carried it into execs
We are aware of but one similar instrument on
our continent at present, that being at a well
known restaurant in New York, where it has al
ways created a great furore.
Two others are to be seen in Francs, one at the
celebrated cafe El Casa, the other at Leon Marco's
fashionable salocn. Both of these establishments
have a far-famed reputation and patronized ex
clusively by the elite of society.
The originator of this astounding piece of
mechanlism is a poor Frenchman, a native of the
imperial realm and a reside t of Paris. who,
although poessesing a towerin-rder of genious, is
unable in consequence of his limited resources to
reap from his inventive facuilties that remunera
tire benefit which he so justly deserves.
Esxlsa CtimnKos.- It is not often that we see a
domestic institution which has been attended with
greater success, or has enjoyed more popularity
for its brief existence than the celebrated manu
factory of W. ii. Bray, on ('amp street, opposite
lafayette Squate. Fresh candies are prepared
daily in the establishment, and the best material
is jrovided for the purpose. Those who have n-it
yet tasted the chocolate froudan, which in only
to be found tLer:, have certainly reserved a treat
IaTS av n Mli.lrrIARv Goorms.-The pi',tic will
perceive by an advertisement published uin another
column of tlis morning's CREaC.NT that Mr. E.
Stapleton, whote former handsome establishment
on ('anal street, for the sate of hats, fi~re-arms and
military goods vas one of the rreat featurea of
that beautiful thoroughfare, has resumed business
at the corner of tlanal and Chartres streets, where,
upon the same principles as heretofore, and with
an enlarged experience, he proposes, by offsriog
fine goods at moderate prices, to win his full share
of public patronage. And to officers of the army
and navy we wonld state that Mr. S tapleten offers
for their inspection and purchase a full assortment
of military goods and trimmings of as gool ra
qoality, and at as reasonable prices as one mty
obtain them iS New York. Mr. .tapleton's in.
domitable cnerpy aod enterprise rn business de
serve the sncce sa which we trust he may attain.
The steamship Crescent City, Cant. lfolmes,
from New York, lth, arrived at her wharf at an
early hour yesterday evening, with a fltl freight
and the following named passengers:
Mr. J. E. Iussell, .t. Fortler. Mrs. J. E. Russell
Mrs. l' Bneider, Mr. C. A. Jones, J. Portous, A. F
King. 3. Hergse, Mrs. A. F. King, \W . - vanniog
B. J. St. Armant, W. M. Webb, J. M. Reynouid
The steamship (,eneral Meade, (apt. Rampson,
sailed last evening for New York direct, with a
full freight sad the following named passengers:
Mrs. C. T. Smithersa. Peter de Amico Vaughn.
I,. 'arriere, Octave Betancourt, James if rtri and
four in the steerage.
The stesmship Bienville, Capt. Baker. sailed lust
evening for New York direct with a full freight
and the following named passengers:
Mr. M. Schochardt, H. Lee.
The steamship Victor, Capt. (;ates, sails this
moroning, at 8 o'clock, for New York direct, with
a full freight.
The steamship Lodona, Capt. Hovey, salls this
morning, at 8 o'clock, for New York direct, with
a full freight.