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THE LOVER.
FROM THE GERMAN OF HIENRICH VOSS.
The maiden with brown eyes and hair
Came o’er the dewy meadows ;
The nightingales were singing clear,
Among the evening shadows.
I saw and heard her stepping free:
She passed like sunshine o’er the lea;
I saw she was the girl for me !
Iler skirts were lifted from the dew ;
Her boddice fitted tightly ;
Her plotted hair, her apron blue
The night-breeze wafted light;
Her stockings white as white could be ;
Said I, that maiden fair to see
Is just the very girl for me !
The brindled cow her call obeyed,
Came all the meadows through;
And as she milked, said I, “ Sweet maid,
God shield thee from all sorrow !”
She looked with eyes so bright and free ;
Said I, she is the girl for me ;
She shall my heart’s beloved be !
Her eyes they seemed to answer, “ Yes
My heart with love was gushing;
And I contrived my lips to press
Upon her warm cheek, blushing—
That blushing cheek, so fresh to see !
Said I, this maiden, fair and free,
She is the very girl for me!
I helped her over hedge and style,
With frothy milk pail laden;
And sang to scare the goblins vile
That might afright the maiden;
For now ’twas dark by bush and tree;
And said I, “ Maiden dear to me,
Wilt thou my heart’s beloved be I”
—“ Wherefore so late 1” her mother cried,
In wrath her daughter viewing.
“ Soft gentle mother 1” I replied.
Thy daughter I’ve been wooing!
- Give thy consent —then blessed are we !
Sweet mother, give consent for she
Is willing my beloved to be 3”
Mary Howitt.
[Original.]
(Ukrgpinan’s Sons;
A Tale of High and Low Life.
BY S. TUDOR WALES.
CHAPTER IX.
“ Charles,” said Mr. Temple; in a tone that
pierced the young man to the soul; “ leave me,
I would be alone!” And then in a more sub
dued and affectionate tone, he added, “ You may
await me in my study.”
The young man cast one long, ardent gaze
upon that pale but still beautiful face, that was
now sleeping the sleep of death, and striking
his brow with a force, the sound of which
awoke Mrs. Munson from the dreamy stupor,
into which she had fallen, he rushed wildly
from the apartment.
The clergyman arose, and taking the woman
by the hand, said: “ Emma, you trill attend to
the last sad rites of my poor unfortunate :my
time will be fully occupied to-morrow, and
when I tell you, that to-morrow evening I am in
hopes to bring you positive assurance of the ul
timate pardon of Edgar, you will not accuse
me of neglect towards the remains of this poor
girl.”
The effect of this announcement upon the
woman, was such, that she stood speechless for
a few moments, not even noticing the departure
of Mr. Temple, who immediately left the room.
The next morning, at an early hour, the cler
gyman repaired to the cell of Swan. The unu
sual hour which Mr. Temple had chosen for
his visit caused a ray of hope to enter the pirate’s
heart, and before his friend had time to bestow
on him the customary salutation, he cast upon
him an eager and inquiring glance, and hastily
pronounced the word “ pardon.”
“ Not yet,” said Mr. Temple; “ but I have
called on you earlier than usual this morning,
as it is necessary that I should hear the conclu
sion of your narrative, before the departure of
the cars for Philadelphia. I shall have no time
to spare after dinner, and have but little now.
You must therefore, be brief, and pass hastily
over the more common occurences of your life.
To be candid, Edgar,” added the clergyman, as
he fixed his eye full upon the pirate ; “ I feel
extremely anxious to know whether you have
engaged in any piratical or tragical event since
the burning of that whaleship, except the one
for which you are now imprisoned ?”
“ Mr. Temple,” replied the pirate, “ I sup
pose you want what we sailors call short yarns
and a clffin breast. You shall have botli. From
the hoilßthat I landed on that beautiful isle in
the Pacific, up to the present moment, I have
never taken the life of but one human being.”
“ Who was that one ?” eagerly inquired the
clergyman.
“ He was a villain, a cold-hearted, treacher
ous scoundrel; and even him I should have
spared, had I not been forced to kill him in self
defence ; and it is for that, that I am now in
prison. Had not that villain shipped as mate
of the schooner, I would have prevented the
mutiny that occurred on board. I had even
rushed aft for that purpose, when the mate
struck at me with a sheath-knife. All the
wrongs I had ever suffered at his hands, passed
through my mind in an instant, and with one
blow of my clenched fist, I struck him dead at
my feet. He fell upon the deck like an ox.”
There was a frankness visible in the counte
nance of the pirate, and a truthfulness in the
tone of his voice, that carried conviction to the
heart of his not disinterested visitor.
There was a brief pause, the clergyman glanc
ed at hWwatch, and then requested the pirate
to give him a few of the leading events of his
life and, as he had no engagement for the next
hour, it would be as well for him to conmmence
at the Island of Wytututakee. The pirate
having “ squared himself,” as he termed it, re
sumed his narrative—
“ My two companions were hospitably enter
tained by the islanders, and were allowed every
indulgence. After a residence of one year, I was
formally married to the young female to whom I
was first presented. The ceremony observed
on this occasion was very simple. After I be
came the possessor of a hut, I took a cocoanut
blossom, and laid it at the young creature’s feet;
she instantly picked it up in the presence of her
family and placed it in her raven hair. This was
all that was necessary, and I instantly led her to
her new home. My two companions also got
married; but they were continually getting into
scrapes-, and it required all my influence with
the good chief, to protect them from the conse
quences of their rascality. As for myself I was
perfectly happy, and for six years I never dream
ed of any other life.
At the end of that time, however, my wife
was taken sick, all the pow-wows and charms
were tried; but they were of no avail. She con
tinued to grow worse from day to day, and finally
died in my arms. After her death, I became dis
contented and all that I desired, was to see some
ship touch at the island to recruit; at last two
ships were seen standing in towards the island,
and my heart leaped for joy—l was not suspected
by the natives, for two or three ships had visited
the island during my stay and I had never ex
pressed a wish to even see one of the crew. I
knew that both of my former shipmates would
seize upon this opportunity to leave the island,
and I was determined to be even with them.
The two whalers, for such they proved to be,
found no difficulty in obtaining their supplies,
and as they were homeward bound, were to leave
the same evening. I told the natives they were
to remain another day, and great must have been
their surprise, when they saw both ships square
away an hour before sundown. I had been re
ceived on board the Maria, of New Bedford, the
other two were on board the Meridian of Edgar
town. Nothing particular occurred on our
voyage home, and we arrived in the United
States, about one week after the Meridian.
Since that time I have been knocking about the
world, sometimes second mate and then sailor —
about one year ago, I was to have married a girl
in Philadelphia, she had no parents living to
protect her, and during my absence on a short
voyage, this same man who shipped as mate of
the schooner, seduced her into an oyster house,
and having succeeded by some hellish manoeuvre
in getting her drunk or stupified, he took ad
vantage of the moment and completed her ruin.
Two days afterwards she procured some lauda
num, and I arrived just in time to receive her
last breath. I shipped on board the first vessel
then ready to sail. It was about dark when we
cast off, but before we were half way down the
river, I learned the mate’s name, and on looking
at the paper the poor girl gave me, I found he
was the man. You know the story of that
voyage as it was told in court, Mr. Temple,
would you have it from my mouth .
“No,” the clergyman answered, with a shrud
der, and soon after left the prison.
CHAPTER X.
The President of the United States had read
the record of the trial, which resulted in the
conviction of Edgar Swan; he had conferred
with the judge and prosecuting attorney of this
district, and his opinion coincided witli theirs,
that the case presented no grounds for executive
interposition in behalf of the condemned man.
This decision was communicated to Swan
immediately after his conviction, and before he
was visited by the Rev. Edward Temple, or the
slightest interest was manifested in his fate.
Matters were now changed, and the President
was not a little surprised to find himself waited
upon by a formal deputation from New York,
who asked a respite until his Excellency could
find time to reconsider his opinion. It was
quite astonishing, the amount of political in
fluence which was suddenly exerted in behalf
of a pirate, the evidence of whose guilt .seemed
entirely conclusive.
The political trickster, who was absurdly sup
posed to hold the state of New York in his
hands, and whose word was law with the ad
ministration, personally solicited a respite for
Swan.
Miss Slim, representingall the female philan
throphy and intelligence of the city, preferred
the same request.
Mr. Jacob Tent, a member of the press,whose
good opinion the President manifested an undig
nified eagerness to secure, appeared also in the
attitude of a petitioner for the life of Swan.
Add to which, the President was told by these
three worthies that they represented truly the
public opinion of the city of New York, which
was opposed to the execution of the pirate.
These representations were not without the
desired effect, and while the community in
which Swan had been tried, and before which
the evidence of his guilt had been spread, never
dreamed of respite or pardon, the illustrious trio
returned from Washington with an order arrest
ing the arm of the executioner.
Swan was respited for six months, from the
day first appointed for his execution.
The announcement took the town by surprise;
rumors pointing to the paternity of Swan,rumors
which had been circulated and died away, were
revived, and people rubbed their eyes and said
that an interest was felt somewhere in the be
half of Swan, and that a mysterious influence
had been exerted to save him.
It was a mystery to all but the parties whom
we have introduced to the reader.
On the day after the return of the successful
mission to Washington, the Rev. Edward Tem
ple paid to Miss Slim and Jacob Tent five hun
dred dollars, one third of which was handed
over to the great politician byway of re-im
bursement of the expenses of the journey.
The clergyman then addressed himself to the
somewhat difficult task of allaying the excite
ment occasioned by the action of the President
in the case, and for this purpose retained the
worthy reporter and the philanthropic lady who
had already proved so serviceable to him.
They set themselves to work immediately,and
the next day, two largely circulated and influ
ential journals published articles which pur
ported to be a review of the trial, but in which
the prominent features of the evidence were
misstated or misinterpreted, so as to throw the
whole testimony into contempt, and beget doubts
as to the guilt of the prisoner,which subsequent
articles dwelt upon and magnified, until at
last, the excellent Tent and the lovely Slim had
made out a strong case in favor of the innocence
of the prisoner.
Then the horrors of taking the life of a man
where there existed a single doubt as to his
guilt, -were depicted in glowing colors.
The whole business was managed with admi
rable tact. The public which had forgotten the
incidents connected with the crime, as they
were developed on the trial, did not feel suffi
cient interest to compare them with the irre
sponsible and one-sided statements made by the
two persons alluded to, but giving the latter full
credence, wondered how any twelve men could
have convicted Swan,and being convicted, how
any body could have supposed that a humane go
vernment would inflict the penalty of the law.
The revolution in the public mind was com
plete ; the rumors which the Rev. Edward Tem
ple most dreaded, as affecting himself, again
died away, and there was no reason to appre
hend their revival.
The remainder of the story is soon told, and
the object of the writer, which was to show by
what agencies justice was mocked, and a mur
der allowed to go unpunished, accomplished.
From time,to time, Swan was respited and at
last receiving a full pardon, was released from
imprisonment, and soon afterward left the coun
try for England, where he now lives.
The pardon, however, came too late to save
the life of the mysterious and sorrowing woman,
who was called Mrs Munson. Whatever the
connection which existed between her and the
young pirate, she evinced the most earnest in
terest in his fate, as we have shown, and at last
worn down by the secret grief which she nou
rished and by the agony of suspense, she sunk
into the grave. The Rev. Edward Temple was
with her in her last moments, and her dying
injunction to rescue Swan from the gallows, and
protect the idiot boy Tommy, he most reli
giously observed.
[Original.]
Religions of tl)c iUorffi.
NUMBER TWELVE.
Early Christian Sects.
Notwithstanding the union of church and
state, and the consequent power of the former
to punish heresies, in the fourth century, the
number of sects became so great, that in order
to notice any considerable proportion of the
new ones which arose in that period, we are
compelled to a still greater degree of brevity
than in our preceding numbers.
The Priscillianists were the followers of
Priscillian, a Spaniard by birth, and Bishop of
Abila. His opinions were similar to those of
the Manichseans, described in a former number.
The number of his followers was probably in
creased from his having become a martyr to his
creed, having been accused as a heretic by one
Ithacius, who bore, himself, according to Sulpi
cius Severus, not the most amiable character;
being, as he describes him, “ audacious, talka
tive, impudent, luxurious, and a slave to his
belly.” But notwithstanding the character of
his chief accuser, and the honorable remon
strances of Martin, Bishop of Tours, an excel
lent man, Priscillian, was executed and his
doctrines took deep root in Spain and Gaul.
The Meletians were the followers of
Meletius, Bishop of Lycopolis, who about the
begining of the fourth century, was deposed
by the Bishop of Alexandria. In what his
offences consisted is not very clear, and the
heresy of his party seems to have been confined
to discipline rather than doctrine.
The Luciferians were the followers of
Lucifer, not the “ son of the Morning;” but a
bishop of Cagliari; and were numerous in Spain,
Gaul, and Africa. These Luciferians were
strong Trinitarians, and separated from the
church when the church, dr rather the reigning
emperor, sided with the Arians. They also
taught that the soul was corporeal and was
transmitted from father to son; which is the
doctrine of many of the Phrenologists of the
present day.
The Eustathians, were the followers of
Eustathius, a monk, and a sort of shaker, who
prohibited marriage, the use of wine and flesh,
and obliged his followers to give up all their
property, deeming its possession incompatible
with the profession of the Christian faith.
This doctrine did not become very popular.
The Jovinianists were the followers of an
Italian monk, who taught many heresies, and
among others, that Mary, the mother of Jesus,
did not continue a virgin, but was the mother
of other children, and that virgins were in no
way superior to married women. So impious
and shocking a heresy as this, was severely
punished of course, and the good Emperor
Honorius ordered Jovinian and his accomplices
to be whipped with scourges, armed with lead,
and then banished to different islands in the
Mediterranean. This monk died in the island
of Boas, but whether he adhered to his doc
trines, history doth not inform us.
The Circumcelmans were, as their name
indicates, a party of wandering monks, of the
creed of Donatus. Having been expelled from
Africa on account of their belief, by Constantine,
they wandered about, either begging their living,
or plundering it, as happened to be most conve
nient. They are described by the historians, as
“ rough and savage fanatics,” who raised insur
rections, committed all sorts of excesses, and
kicked up every description of riot, suffering
death and martyrdom in the most heroic man
ner. They were a sort of Christian Ishmaelites,
with their hands against every man, and as a
consequence every man’s hand against them.—
Having existed in this bandit kind of life for
about two centuries, these “ hard Christians”
were at length exterminated.
The Sabeleians, followers of Sabellus, an
Egyptian philosopher, taught that there was
but one person in the Godhead; and that the
Word and Holy Spirit, are only emanations or
functions of the Deity. They held, however,
that Christ was the true and only God, and that
he, as diffused in his followers, was the Holy
Ghost.
The Macedonians, followers of Macedonius,
Bishop of Constantinople, believed that the
Holy Ghost, instead of being a person of the
Godhead, was a divine energy, diffused through
the universe. This sect was crushed very
speedily, in the peculiar style in which things
were managed in those days, when a man who
believed either more or less than the true doc
trine had his head chopped off.
The Euchites were a sect, or sects of per
sons, who pretended to be, or were eminently
pious. Dr. Robinson thinks that the name was
applied to the primitive dissenters or puritans,
who were too holy to remain in the communion
of the church; but Bishop Hughes, if consulted
on the subject, would give a different opinion.
The Origenists were the followers of Ori
gen, but whether of the first and famous Origen
ot Alexandria, or another of the same name,
who flourished afterwards, is not absolutely de
cided, even by Dr. Lardner. The principal
doctrines of this creed, which grew into great
importance in the fourth century, were that the
souls of men had a former existence, and were
condemned to this by the crimes of the former
state; that the soul of Christ was created before |
the beginning of the world; that at the resur
rection the soul will be clothed in an etherial
body; that the damned themselves shall be
finally restored to happiness; and that the earth
after its destruction will become again inhabit
able.
Jean Paul says of children : “ The smallest
are nearest God, as the smallest planets are
nearest the sun. Were I only for a time al
mighty and powerful, I would create a little
world especially for myself, and suspend it under
the mildest sun—a world where I would have
nothing but lovely children, and these little
things I would never suffer to grow up, but only
to play eternally. If a seraph were weary of
heaven, or his golden pinions drooped, I would
send him to dwell for a while in my happy in
fant world; and no angel, so long as he saw
their innocence, could lose his own.”
The Heart.—ln a single hour the heart
beats 3,600 times, discharges 7,200 ounces of
blood, which passes through the body 25 times.
In 24 hours, the blood in the body circulates
through the heart 600 times.
Good. —When you see a young lady looking
at you, do not decide that she has fallen in love
with you. Perhaps she discovers a rum blossom
on the end of your nose, and thinks that you
ought to sign the pledge.
[Original.]
Sunbap in New (Orleans
SOUTH-WESTERN SKETCHES—No. 7.
A Sunday in New Orleans is a novelty to a
northerner. Ido not intend to assume that it is
kept better or worse than with us—with you, I
should say, in the commercial emporium, where
it is not observed with any puritanical strict
ness. During the summer, some thousands of
New Yorkers go to Hoboken, ride in the cars to
Harlem, take a trip to the fishing banks, steam
down to Coney Island; in short, a large portion
of the New Yorkers spend Sunday as a holiday.
I rose early, on the morning of my first Sun
day in New Orleans, which habit, acquired in
travelling, had made easy to me. The breakfast
arrangements at the St. Charles are worthy of
imitation. You sit at the table, empty of viands,
and order from a bill of fare, when every thing
is brought you hot and fresh, from creole eggs
to oysters, and with breakfast, you may have
those admirable papers, the Picayune and the
Delta, each published on Sunday morning rather
than Monday, that editors and compositors may
enjoy the day of rest, and, here at least, of recre
ation. Is not this better than making men work
on, Sunday, when toil seems harder than on any
other day ?
I walked out into the bright sunshine—the
stores were open, it is true, —but not the great
warehouses. Labor was suspended, but not en
joyment.- Carriages were in the streets, but
carts and drays were banished, and people were
dressed in their holiday clothes.
I walked to the Place d'armes, where the
music of a military band met my ear, and an
artillery company, just returned from Texas,
were going through some evolutions, attended
by the crowd of spectators, which is every
where attracted by the “ circumstance of glo
rious war.” Th6 company marched out of
town, for target practice, and so spent their
Sunday in learning to defend their country,
when called upon. As Sunday is a favorite day
for fighting battles, there is some appropriate
ness in these Sunday parades.
Returning from the parade, ..! heard a bell
ringing violently, as if for an alarm of fire or
riot. I looked around, and saw before me the
towers of .the old cathedral, towards which the
hasty steps of many passengers were tending.
Entering with them, I found myself in a church
of a singularly plain and antiquated appearance.
In the porch, was seated a group of ancient,
grey haired negroes, waiting for alms, which
pretty and pious ladies stopped to give them.
As I entered, I saw the glitter of the candles,
burning on the altar—and on each side a row of
old paintings, representing scenes in the life of
Christ. Near the door on either side were
three confessionals—with a curtained place for
the priest in the centre, and on each side a nook,
for the kneeling penitent. A choir composed of
five or six male voices, all singing the same part,
was chaunting the service, an indifferent organ
furnishing the harmonies.
In all this there was nothing of the pomp and
magnificence, which one might have expected
in a Catholic city, a city as rich as New Orleans
—among a people as proud as the creoles. But,
if there was little grandeur in the services of
the church, there was something very interest
ing in the appearance of the worshippers.
Never did I see such a curious mixture of per
sons and colors. A radient creole beauty, with
coal black eyes, long silken lashes, a complex
ion of the lily, scarcely tinged with the rose,
and a form of matchless elegance, dressed' in
black, with a gold clasped missal, and bouquet of
roses knelt before me. On the other side was
a venerable descendant of Africa, with devotion
marked on every feature. White children, and
black, with every shade between, knelt side by
side upon the pavement. In the house of prayer,
they recognized no distinction of rank or color.
The maddest abolitionist could not wish for an
exhibition of greater equality or a more perfect
amalgamation, than is to be found in New
Orleans.
Three-fourths of this worshipping congrega
tion were females—two-thirds, at least, were
of African blood, and here, as everywhere, the
negroes are most ardent in their piety. The
females, with their clean, stiffly starched Sun
day gowns, and headkerchiefs of red and yellow,
not only appeared to attend to the services with
great devotion, but their children, little boys
and girls, nine or ten years old, showed a do
cility, which I fear not many of our Northern
children exhibit in religious services.
There was a horse-race, just out of town; but
I did not go, preferring for this day to look
about the city. The coffee houses were filled
with visitors. Ladies, dressed in gay costumes,
were chatting in their balconies and making
their, observations on the passers by. Men were
visiting their friends, meeting together in
.groups, and talking with each other, enjoying
the pleasant air and sunshine. Singular groups
everywhere, and everywhere a foreign language
met the ear, for many of the creoles will not
learn English, and there are thousands here who
do not speak or understand a word of it—•“ na
tives” too—so much natives that they call us
Anglo-Americans “ foreigners,” and are not a
little jealous of our coming among them. In
deed, the rich creoles here are quite aristocratic
and exclusive, and refuse to mix in society with
the Americans at all. They have their own
theatre—their own balls, their own amusements
of all kinds—their own city in fact; for except
the distance, New York and Paris are not more
different, than the French and Yankee portions
of New Orleans.
Sunday afternoon passes away in walking,
riding, social entertainments, and quiet enjoy
ments. The shops are generally closed, excep
ting those which in New York are kept open—
those for cigars, confectionary, etc. But when
evening comes, the town puts on its gayest ap
pearance. The theatres all put forth their best
attractions. Concerts are given. The billiard
rooms are in full employment, and in the season
of dancing, more balls are given than on any
other night. It is the chosen time for every
kind of amusement, and the French Theatre,
the most splendid in the United States, usually
opens the season on Sunday night.
Sunday is kept in New Orleans—well or ill—
according to opinions. People of the most rigid
notions soon grow accustomed to it, and learn
to like this creole fashion. Those who feel de
vout can go to church—and New Orleans is
well supplied with places of worship, not only
Catholic, but Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Me
thodist, and Unitarian. There are those who
think that the Almighty is pleased with the en
joyment of his creatures, and that gaiety may
be accompanied with gratitude to him, and be
nevolence to their fellow-man. But it is my
duty to observe facts—not to settle points of
controversy.
But, whatever may be thought of the lopse
ness of Southern morals, as developed here, it
is certain, that, for all practical purposes, there
is no better regulated city in this country.—
You may walk over New Orleans at midnight,
from one end to the other, without the slightest
apprehension of danger or insult. A lady may
walk the streets alone’in safety at any hour of
the evening. I have seen nothing of that dis
play of vice which is blazoned, by gaslight,
every evening in Broadway. I cannot learn
that there are any gambling houses, open and
public, like those which tempt every stranger
who visits New York, and against which the
laws are never enforced. I have not yet seen
the first group of rowdies, like those who have
rendered the corners some of our New York
streets almost impassable. From these things
New Orleans is free. If you want vicious asso
ciations, you must go in search of them—they
are never forced upon you—and I am told that
at the French Theatre—they, who in our
Northern cities are confined to a particular part
of the house, are entirely excluded.
There was a time, no doubt, when lawless
adventurers clustered around the city, and be
fore the police regulations were formed which
they made necessary—when New Orleans was
not so well regulated as now; but the creole
population is quiet, orderly, and possesses some
very interesting characteristics. Indeed, it is
notorious, that the worst Southerners are
Northerners. They are the most immoral in
their habits, and the hardest masters to their
slaves. Why this should be so, let philosophers
decide.
Passages from Various Authors. —Wo-
men, with their bright imaginations, tender
hearts, and pure minds, create for themselves
idols, on whom they lavish their worship, mak
ing their hearts temples, in which the false god
is adored. But alas! the object of their best
and fondest feelings generally too soon proves
to be of base clay, instead of pure gold; and
though pity would fain intervene, to veil its de
fects, or even to cherish it in despite of them,
virtue, reason, and justice combine finally to
destroy it; but in the deed they too often injure
the fane in which it was enshrined.
The aristocracy are prone to ridicule the ele
vation of the middle class to high official situa
tions, not reflecting that it is easier to trans
mute men of talents into gentlemen than it is to
convert mere gentlemen into men of talent.
A gentleman, who at breakfast the other
morning broke an egg, and disturbed the repose
of a sentimental-looking biddy, called the waiter,
and insinuated that he did not like to have a bill
presented “ till he had done eating.”
Existence is only felt to be valuable while it
is necessary to some one dear to us. The mo
ment we become aware that our death would
leave no aching void in a human heart, the
charm is gone.
Guard, if it be possible, your friends from in
juring you, lest they, by so doing, become your
bitterest enemies, never forgiving the wrongs
they have themselves inflicted.
Never eat while you speak, as a man’s throat
is too narrow a channel for words to pass up,
and good meat to pass down*at the same time.
Most people seem to imagine that advice,like
physic, to be good must be disagreeable.
Erasmus, who was of a sickly constitution,
and had thersfore obtained a dispensation for
eating of flesh in times of abstinence, being re
proached by the Pope for not observing Lent:
“I assure your holiness,” said he, “ that my
heart is a Catholic one ; but I must confess I
have a Lutheran stomach.”
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One of the B’Hoys.
Tom Harvey was as blue as the sky, but he
didn’t know it; and he thought himself any
where in the world rather than at the watch
house. He was dressed somewhat in the mode,
barring a “ shocking bad hat,” which some dock
■ loafer had probably exchanged with him for his
own; and he was a tolerably good looking fel
low on the whole, notwithstanding that he had
evidently been leaving the imprint of his entire
man in some mud heap, and that his dexter lu
minary was hovering on the confines of a sickly
yellow; or, in the language of the million, that
he had got a black eye.
“ I’m a gentleman,” remarked Tom, half to
the court, and half in soliloquy. “ I’m a gen
tleman, and I don’t care who knows it. Hiccup.
If any one’s dry only let him call for the liquor
and—hiccup—l’ll drink it. Never say die till
you can’t lie where you fall; and then only say
dead drunk; —hiccup—which is the most com
fortable mode of giving up the ghost that I
know of.”
Magistrate.— Then you’re on the high road
to comfort yourself, Tom.
Tom.— Who’s that ? Hiccup— Where’s that
fellow, who ever he is, till I walk a chalk with
him for glasses round ? There (pitching for
ward and falling on his nose,) I knew’ I’d win;
so bring in the liquor. Sings :
“ This world they say’s a world of wo!”
That’s what they say, but I don’t believe a Word
of it; for if it was a world of wo—hiccup—
there wouldn’t be any such thing in nature as
good brandy, or a good fellow like me J to drink
it. Hiccup— l say waiter bring in that toddy;
and embellish it with a dash of Stoughton.
Magistrate.— You shall have something bet
ter than toddies immediately, if there’s any
Croton water in Centre street. But first tell
us, Tom Harvey, where do you live ?
Tom.— Tom Harvey will see you hang’d first
—hiccup— and then he won’t. If I owe you
anything, bring in the bill; and if you make—
hiccup—a good discount for cash, you may
charge it— hiccup— till I’m in funds. Sings :
“ I was the boy for bewitching ’em!”
But hang me if I sing till I drink, for music
sticks in a dry throat like smoke in a sooty
chimney, and is worse—hiccup— than whistling
and chew’ing oatmeal. Heigh ho! I wish I was
along W'ith General Taylor, and if I wouldn’t
catch Santa Anna for him, I’d never ask to
revel in the Halls of the Montezumas. Hiccup.
Hang it, if it wasn’t that I know I’m as sober as
a bishop, I’d suspect I had been drinking.
Magistrate.— Lift him up.
Tom. — If you do I’ll knock him down again,
see if I don’t, for— hiccup— he struck the first
blow, and that’s what I call taking a base ad
vantage. There, let him take that, and that,
[striking the skin from his knuckles on the
bare floor,] for no one ever saw the froth of his
pot yet! But never mind— hiccup— bad as he
is, let him pay for the last round, and order in
another, and I’ll cry quits; for I never hold
malice— hiccup— especially when I’m thirsty.
But, say boys, who removed the table, and
where are we ?
Magistrate.— Just where you ought to be.
Tom. — I thought so, for I’m always in luck.
Who’ll volunteer’ in my company, and I’ll lead
them to glory ? Hiccup. You wont eh! Well
stay at home— hiccup— and be hanged to you;
for I can do all the fighting myself— hiccup.
And then fellow citizens honored as I am by
your suffrages— hiccup— But its no go—l can’t
get up the steam till I liquor, for a dry speech
—hiccup— is worse than a loco foco.
Watchman.— Here, hold your head up and
give me a fair chance at you.
Tom.— Ah that’s Mick Harley is it, sit down
Mick, my boy, and let us go it while we’re
young; but first lend me a shilling and I’ll treat
like a man. Hiccup. But say old fellow who
the dickens are you with the star oh your
breast? You’re one of the M. P.’s eh! Well
just M. P. yourself out of this— hiccup— if you’d
sleep in whole bones; for you’re just that sort
of a chap that I can whip six of as easy as say
it. But I say waiter, hurry up them cakes, for
don’t you see you’re neglecting me.
Watchman. —Well, here goes to make up for
last time.
And so saying he emptied a pitcher of water
in poor Tom Harvey’s face, which occasioned
that interesting individual to see a small confla
gration in his minds eye and to cry “ fire,”
“ fire,” “ fire,” at the top of his lung, which he
continued to do until a regiment of Charleys had
made a safe deposite of him in one of the most
delectable cells of the lower story. ■
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Lawful Revenge.—Many years since, a
gentleman in Newington, a parish of Weathers
field, Conn., who was a very religious and con
scientious man, married one of the most ill-na
tured and troublesome women who could be
found in the vicinity. This occasioned a uni
versal surprise wherever he was known, and
one of his neighbors ventured to ask him,the
reasons which had governed his choice. He
replied, that having had but little trouble in the
world, he was fearful of becoming too much at
tached to things of time and sense, and thought
that by experiencing some afflictions, he should
become more weaned from the world, and that
he married such a woman as he thought would
accomplish this object. The best part of the
story is, that the wife, hearing the reasons why
he married her, was much offended, and, out of
revenge, became one of the most pleasant apd
dutiful wives in the town; declaring that she
was not going to be made a pack-horse to carry
her husband to heaven.
Napoleon among the Ladies.—We learn
from one of his recent biographers, that polite
ness to the fair sex was not habitual to the
character of Napoleon. He was but little cal
culated for the utterance of those soft nothings
which custom has familiarised to female ears.
His compliments were often of the most un
couth description. At one time he would say
to a lady, “ Mon Dieu ! how red your arms are !”
to another, “ What an abominable head-dress !”
or, “ Who can have trussed up your hair in that
manner ?” or, “ How soiled your dress is ? Do
you ever change it ? I have seen you in that at
least twenty times.” In spite of this bluntness,
Napoleon possessed every requisite for forming
what in the language of the world is termed a
man of engaging manners—every requisite but
the will.
A Long Dip.—An accident lately happened
to a commercial gentleman who, in the course
of his business, had occasion to go into a soap
and candle manufactory in Change alley, Lon
don, which, as it has been unattended with
serious consequences, may be repeated for
amusement. The gentleman alluded to was des
cending some steps adjoining the melting-vat,
when his foot slipped, and he was precipitated
into the agreeable liquid. A workman who was
by, seized him as he arose, but, from the unctu
ous nature of his covering, he was again con
signed to the vat. A second pull extricated the
sufferer in the shape of a tremendous candle, the
whole outward man being encased with tallow.
A Dutch clergyman having made a present of
a bottle of wine to an Indian prince, the latter,
in order that he might shew his gratitude, and
do honor to his benefactor, ordered a battle to
be fought by his subjects, so that the earth was
soon covered with wounded or dying people,
and with dead bodies. Notwithstanding the
prayers and entreaties of the clergyman, the
combat continued for some time. “ These are
my subjects,” said the prince ; “ the loss of
them is of very little importance ; and I am ex
ceedingly happy in making this small sacrifice,
as a proof of the esteem which I entertain for
you.”
“ There can be nothing more ridiculous,”
said the late Lord North, one day, “ than the
manner in which the council of state assemble
in certain negro nations. In the council cham
ber are placed twelve large jars half full of wa
ter. Twelve cousellors of state enter naked ;
and stalking along with great gravity, each
leaps into his jar, and immerses himself up to
the chin ; and in this pretty attitude, they de
liberate on the national affairs.”
“ You do not smile,” continued the minister,
addressing himself to Mr. Fox. “ Smile !”said
Charles, “ no ; I see every day things more ri
diculous than that.” “ More ridiculous !” re
turned his Lordship, with’an air of surprise.—
“ Yes !” answered the other; “ a country where
the jars alone sit in council.”
Des Cartes, when at table, was eager to par
take of all the choicest dishes which appeared.
One day, a nobleman remarkable for his igno
rance, being in the company, and desirous, as he
supposed, to rally Des Cartes for acting in a
manner which he judged incompatible with his
character ; “ I always,” said he, “ considered
you philosophers as men of remarkable temper
ance, who treated the gratification of the appe
tites and passions as a matter unworthy of no
tice.” “Hold your peace, friend,” replied Des
Cartes ; “ in justice to the almighty wisdom of
God, we are not to suppose he made good things
only for dunces.”
An old Roman soldier being involved in a law
suit, implored the protection of Augustus, who
referred him to one of his courtiers for an in
troduction to the judges. On which the brave
veteran, piqued at the emperor’s coolness, dis
closing the wounds he had received on a certain
memorable occasion, exclaimed, “I did not use
your highness thus, when you was in danger at
the battle of Actium ; but fought for you my
self.” This retort so affected Augustus, that he
is said to have personally pleaded the soldier’s
cause.
Boileau was punctual in performing all the
acts of religion. Being one day in the country,
he went to confession to a priest who did not
know him. “ What is your occupation ? ” said
the good man, “ To make verses,” replied Boi
leau. “So much the worse,” said the priest.
“ And what sort of verses “ Satires.”
“ Still worse and worse,” said the confessor.
“ And against whom ?” “Against those,” said
Boileau, “ who made bad verses ; against such
mischievous works as operas and romances.”
“ Ah ! my friend,” says the confessor, “ there
is no harm in this, and I have nothing more to
say to you.”
JRis-fcllaiii).
Structure of the Sea. Serpent.—At the
last conversation of the Warren club, an asso
ciation of literary and scientific gentlemen of
this city, Prof. Agrassiz gave his views of the
probable external structure of the far famed sea
serpent, whose visits on our coast are placed be
yond doubt by a chain of concurrent testimony
strong enough to establish any fact. It is the
opinion of this eminent naturalist, that the ex
traordinary reptile so often described by sea
farers and others, is intermediate in structure
and organization between the ichthyosaurus
and plesiosaurus, monsters that lived at ex
tremely remote and undefined geological period
in the history of our earth. He supposes that
this marine nondescript must have paddles, like
those ancient fish lizards, but is uncertain in
regard to the mode of respiration, whether it is
effected by lungs of gills. That point has not
been determined in his mind in regard to the
plesiosaurus, and he has lately written to Mr.
Owen on the subject. It was the unqualified
opinion of Cuvier, however, that the plesiosau
rus not only breathed air, but that it also had
very capacious lungs. From the circumstance
that the ribs bear a striking resemblance to
those of the chamelion, the great French natu
ralist suggested that the animal might have been
a kind of marine chamelion, having the power
of (manging its color, and thus eluding the pur
suit of its rapacious and formidable enemies.
Such a property would be in accordance with
the general law of compensation—its jaws being
both small and weak, and it had neither claws
nor long tail for defence ; but the great serpent
is supposed to have both the first and last of
those organs to perfection. Whenever the sea
serpent is taken, a feat which we trust will ul
timately be accomplished, it would be curious
if an anatomical examination should prove that
Prof. Agrassiz actually predicated the true plan
of its construction. This some gentleman re
constructed on paper, a fish of the primeval
world, without having any other part of the
animal than a single, solitary scale. When, at
length, the fish was found, his drawing corres
ponded precisely with nature’s own work. Such
is the accuracy of modern science.— Medical
Journal.
Jefferson.—Mr. Jefferson was beyond the
ordinary dimensions, being upwards of six feet
two inches in height, thin, but well formed,
erect in his carriage, and imposing in his ap
pearance. His complexion was fair, hair, ori
ginally red, became white and silvery in old
age, his eyes were light blue, sparkling with in
telligence and beaming with philanthropy ; his
nose was large, his forehead broad, and his
whole countenance indicated great sensibility,
and profound thought. His manners were sim
ple and polished, yet dignified, and all who ap
proached him were rendered perfectly at ease,
both by his republican habits and his genuine
politeness. His disposition being cheerful, his
conversation was lively and enthusiastic ; re
markable for the purity of his colloquial diction
and the correctness of his phraseology. He
disliked form and parade, and his dress was re
markably plain, and often slovenly. Benevo
lence and liberality were prominent traits of
his disposition. To his slaves he was an indul
gent master. As a neighbor he was much es
teemed for his liberality and friendly offices.—
As a friend he was ardent, unchangeable, as a
host, the munificence of hospitality was carried
tp the excess of self-impoverishment. He pos
sessed great fortitude of mind, and his command
of temper was*such that he was never seen in a
passion.
As a man of letters, and a votary of science,
he acquired high distinction. In the classics,
and in several European languages as well as in
mathematics, he attained a proficiency not com
mon to American students.
Island of Java— Batavia. — lncluding the
neighboring villages and country-houses proper
ly belonging to it, the city of Batavia contains
about 3000 European inhabitants, exclusive of
the garrison, 23,000 Javans and Malays, 14,700
Chinese, GOO Arabs, and 9000 slaves. A grie
vous falling off from the time when the popula
tion was of 160,000 souls. The Arabs, Chinese,
and Javans, have each their allotted quarter, or
camp, as it is termed. That of the Arabs is in
the Rua Malacca—a remnant of the old Portu
guese nomenclature—and consists of a medley of
low, Dutch-built houses, and of light bamboo
huts. The Arabs are greatly looked up to by
the aborigines, who attribute to them an espe
cial holiness on account of their strict obser
vance of the Mahommedan law ; and to such an
extent is this reverence carried that vessels
known to belong to them are respected by the
pirates of the Archipelago. Remarkable for
their quiet, orderly lives,crime is said to be un
known among them. They are under the or
ders of a chief upon whom the Dutch govern
ment confers the title of Major, and who is’an
swerable for the good behaviour of his country
men. Whilst traversing their quarter, Dr. Sel
berg observed, in front of many of the doors,
triumphal arches of green boughs, decorated
with colored paper —an indication that the oc
pants of those dwellings had recently returned
from a pilgrimage to Mecca, and thence had a
peculiar claim on the respect of all believers. —
Blackwood.
A New Saint in Mexico.—A young wo
man recently died in the neighborhood of Rey
nosa, and after remaining dead for six hours,
returned to life. When discovered, says a letter
writer, she was sitting up in bed with a golden
candlestick in one hand and a goblet in the
other, and was apparently conversing with an
invisible spirit. She then stated to her family !
that she had died, gone to the other world and
stood face to face with our Saviour and St. Jo
seph ; that they told her they pitied her griefs
and directed her to return to the earth and as
sume the same earthly tabernacle she possessed
before—therefore she is here. During the con
versation with her friends her forehead and face 1
appeared full of brilliant stars. The priest of
Reynosawas sent for, and he, it i« said, with
many others,"have given her strong certificates,
certifying to her saintship, &c.; and also that
she in his presence turned dust into gold and
roses, and that from a piece of dough she press
ed out blood, which she declared was the blood
of our Saviour; and also that she pressed blood
from a handkerchief, and the drop cannot be
wiped out from the white dish or plate upon
which it fell. She was sent by the priest and
people of Reynosa to the priest here; and to
day the alcaldes and the padre are engaged in
examining written and oral testimony at the
house of the saint. I shall endeavor to send you
a copy of their report.
There are in the United States some eight
millions of women, a great portion of whom are
dependent upon their daily labor for their bread.
They form a large proportion of the industrious
community, and as such they are worthy of all
protection. They are the mothers and daugh
ters of the land,* exercising the most incalcula
ble influence upon the morals, the fortunes, the
destinies, and the happiness of the republic.—
As such, should not every effort be made to
sweeten their daily toil, and to afford them an
adequate compensation for their daily labor?—
If they are forced by misfortune or poverty to a
dependence upon their own industry, should we
not stretch out for them a helping hand ? Forced
as they are to an utter reliance upon our gener
osity, should we not be careful how we tamper
with the sacred trust confided to us ?
The wages of female laborers, are, generally
speaking, miserably low. They afford nothing
like an adequate compensation for the work
performed, and it is always supposed that a wo
man must do identical tasks cheaper than man.
Why this is so, we cannot conceive ; there is no
good reason for it—none at all. Women are
forced to work constantly for a miserable pit
tance, hardly sufficient to support life, with no
prospects beyond, save the dark one of beggary
and starvation. The terrible consequences of
this state of things are too well known.
[American Amaranth.
Rights of Working Men. —The following
energetic exposition of the wants and rights of
those who labor, is from an address of the Me
chanics of Nashville, Tenn:
“We are flesh and blood ; we need hours of
recreation. It is estimated by political eco
nomists that five hours labor per day by each
individual would be sufficient for the support
of the human race. Surely then we do our
share when we labor ten. We have social feel
ings which must be gratified. We have minds,
and they must be improved. We are lovers
of our country, and must have time and oppor
tunity to study its interests. Shall we live and
die knowing nothing but the rudiments of our
trades ? Is knowledge useless to us that we
should be debarred of the means of obtaining it?
—Would we be less adept as workmen, would
the trade of which we are members be less res
pectable or useful, or would the community of
which we are members suffer loss because we
were enlightened ?”
A Case of Seduction in Mexico. —Rather
a singular case of seduction came off lately at
the ranch by the Hot Springs near this place.
A young man by the name of Gonzales, well to
do in the world, had fallen desperately in love
with a beautiful and interesting Signoritta,
whose only fortune was her beauty. The lady’s
father objected to the match, on some frivolous
excuse or other, and the result was that she was
soon in a fairway of becoming a mother. On
this her father entered a suit againt Gonzales
for family damages, and obtained a verdict for
SSOO. Now, the laws of Mexico provide that
whoever seduces a girl shall be bound to marry
her, and the wedding was consummated the
other day amidst feasting, fandangos, and all the
hilarity attendant upon fc such occasions.
The celebrated Malherbe dined one day with
the Archbishop of Rouen, who was famous for
being a tedious dull preacher. Dinner was
scarcely over before Malherbe fell asleep ; but
was awakened by the prelate, and invited to go
and hear him preach. “ I beseech your Grace,
said Malherbe, “to excuse me; I can sleep ex
ceedingly well where I am.”
A hen pecked husband in Boston, who has a
scolding wife, with a double-edged sword of a
tongue, says he intends to prosecute her for car
i rying concealed weapons.
2111 Sorts of Items.
Fine times for Elderly Girls. —It is re
corded, that by an ancient act of the good old
Scottish Parliament, passed in the reign of Mar
garet, in the year 1288, it was :
“ Orderit, that during ye reign of her mayst
blessit majestie, ilka maiden ladee, of baith high
and low estait, shall hae liberty to speak to ye
man she likes. Gif he refuses to take her to be
his wife, he shall be mulct in the sum of an
hundrity punds, or less, as his estait may be, ex
cept and always, gif he can make it appear that
he is betrothed to another woman; then he shall
be free.”
Extenuating Circumstances.—A Brus
sels journal announces that a hotel keeper and
his wife have been prosecuted for assassinating
a traveler, and converting his body into sausages,
were found guilty, with the addition of extenu
ating circumstances. The French journal, the
Reforme, copies the above statement, and ob
serves, that no doubt the “ extenuating circum
stances” were, that the convicted parties were
induced to commit a murder in order to feed
their fellow creatures in this period of universal
distress
Fashion in Paris.—The young Dutchess of
Montpensier leads the fashionable world this
season. Jhnarinth, a clear light purple, is the
fashionable color for dresses because the Dutch
ess wears it as a contrast to the whiteness of
her skin. The young Dutchess is in an inte
resting situation, and all the young married
ladies who are not, are vexed, while those who
are, are delighted. z
Kendall, in one of his letters to the Picayune,
says : —“ A strange story is in circulation in re
lation to the last revolution, which has been
termed the pronuncimento de los Mugenes.
[Declaration of the Women.] As the tale runs,
it is said that the priests have enjoined upon all
married women to forsake their husbands for a
space—to deny them all marital privileges until
they would promise to join the church party,
and use their influence in opposing the obnox
ious laws sequestrating or hypothecating the
property of the clergy. This story is told with
all seriousness, and may be true. The holy
padres certainly deserve credit for their origi
nality, if they have thus attempted to work upon
the men through their wives.”
Varmount Debates. —Is pumpkin pize poi
son, or am they holesum vitials ? Decided in
the negative.
Which is generally the easiest, to file a news
paper or a saw ? Decided to be undecidable,
any how.
Which is the most profitable, to heel a corn
or toe a boot 7 Answer—both.
If a man should see his father hanging him
self, and his mother sticking of herself with a
fork, which would he save first ? Decided in
the affirmative, unanimously.
The porter of one of the wealthiest men in
Paris, whose apartments are among the most
costly and spacious of that city, entered the
principal saloon early in the morning and hung
himself to the chandelier in the centre.
Fourth class of grammar attention ! How is
it divided? “Grammar is divided into Orni
thology, Ettimography, Swinetax and Maho
gany.”
At a debating school down east, the question,
“ Ought a fellow go arter a Gal arter she’s gin
him the mitten ?” was “ very ably discussed,”
affirmatively and negatively, and after due con
sideration and reflection by the President, de
cided that he “ hadn’t oughter.”
The “ oldest inhabitant” is said to be a wo
man now living in Moscow, in Russia, who is
168 years of age. At the age of 122 she mar
ried her fifth husband.
Wives who do not try to keep their husbands
will lose them. A man- does the “ courting”
before marriage, and the wife must do it after
marriage, or some other woman will.
Elias Brush, of West Hills, town of Hunting
ton, (L. I.) was arrested for bribing persons to
vote “No License” at the election in May last.
He was held to bail by George Oakes, Esq. Jus
tice of the Peace, in the sum of SSOO to appear
at the next criminal court.
The secret of preserving beauty, lies in three
things—temperance, exercise, and cleanliness.
From these few heads I hope much good instruc
tion may be deduced. Temperance includes
moderation at table, and in the enjoyment of
what the world calls pleasure. A young beauty,
were she as fair as Hebe, and elegant as the
Goddess of Love herself, would soon lose these
charms by a course of inordinate eating, drink
ing, and late hours.
“ Ah ! poor thing; it’s gone at last,” said a
fond father to a friend, alluding to the death of
a baby two months’ old; “ but we did all we
could for it, and there’s no use repining. It
was ill only a week, and during that time we
had four doctors, who gave it eight calomel
powders, applied one blister to the chest, six
mustard plasters, and gave it antimony wine,
and other medicines in abundance ! Yet the
poor thing died!”
A gentleman, after reading General Taylor’s
dispatches, remarked that one of his great char
acteristics was his modesty. “ Yes,” replied a
wag, who was standing by, “ that is true, but no
one can say he is a retiring man.”
The Boston Post states that on Sunday last in
his sermon, the Rev. Mr. Stowe, in speaking of
Satan, styled him “ the ‘ Rough and Ready’ of
the squadron of hell.”
A young man and woman, who had been court
ing for some time, were found drowned in the
canal near Wakefield, Ohio, lately, locked in
each others arms.
The Oswego Daily Advertiser gives the names
of 140 steamboats, schooners, &c. owned and
navigating upon tire American side of Lake
Ontario, with a total tonnage of 26,048.
Upwards of SSOO has been contributed for the
poor of Ireland by the American troops and
residents at Tampico, Mexico.
Mr. Soule arrived at New Orleans on the 26th,
in company with Mr. La Sere.
There are upwards of 50,000 persons now in
the London work houses, and 60,000 receive out
door relief. From 1,400 to 2000 nightly receive
shelter in the places p:ovided for that purpose.
We never knew the man disposed to scorn the
humble, who was not himself a fit object of
scorn to the poorest.
A suit has been commenced and left for refe
rees, to decide for the recovery of property
valued at $45,000 but sold, for $20,000 by a
Millerite, under the persuasion that property
ought not to remain in his possession.
The government have issued instructions to
their officers in this city to recruit from one
thousand to eleven hundred men for the Navy.
The London papers tell a strange story of a
rich old dame of sixty, who fell in love with a
merchant’s clerk, a lad of fifteen, and tried va
rious means, fair and foul, to marry him. The
poor love-sick soul was ultimately foiled by the
lad’s parents.
A certain cure for corns is to rub them well
with salt every day for a week—then to have
both feet cut off just above the ankles.
Willis says, “ We love women a little for
what we do know of them, and a great deal
more for what we do not.”
Again : “ Flirtation is a circulating library,
in which we seldom ask twice for the same vo
lume.”
“ John, what is geography ?”
“ Geography is the history of every thing on
earth, except the sun, moon, and stars, and the
steam bulgine.”
“ That’s right; go to the head.”
“ Pa, isn’t that man in what is called the
spring-time of life ?”
“ Why, my son ?”
“ Cos he looks so confoundedly green.”
If rich, it is easy to hide our wealth ; but if
poor it is not quite so easy to conceal our pov
erty. We shall find it less difficult to hide a
thousand guineas, than one hole in our coat.
If a man has a right to be proud of anything,
it is of a good action, done as it ought to be,
without a base interest lurking at the bottom
of it.
Arbitrary power is like all hard substances,
which in consequence of their hardness, are
more likely to break.
The chain of love is made of fading flowers,
but that of wedlock of gold ; lasting as well as
beautiful.
“ I tell you, Susan, that I will commit sui
cide, if you won’t have me.’
“ Well, John, as soon as you give that proof
of your affection, I will believe that you love
me.”
The late Mr. Hall, author of the “ Crazy
Tales,” notwithstanding all his wit and humor,
was often oppressed with hypochondriac affec- :
tions. In one of these fits, at Skelten Castle,in
Yorkshire, he kept his chamber, talked of death
and the east winds in synonimous terms, and
could not be persuaded by his friends to mount
his horse, and dissipate his blue demons by air
and exercise. Mr. Sterne, who was at this time
one of his visitants, finding that no reasons could
prevail against the fancies of his friend, bribed
an active boy to scale the turret of the castle,
turn the weather-cock due west, and fasten it
with a cord to that point. Mr. Hall rose from
his bed as usual, oppressed and unhappy, when
casting his eyes through a bow window to the
turret, and seeing the wind due west, he im
mediately joined his company at breakfast, or
dered his horse to be saddled, and enlivened the
morning’s ride with his facetious humor, exe
crating easterly winds, and launching forth in
praise of western breezes. This continued for
three or four days, till, unfortunately, the cord
breaking which fastened the weather-cock, it
returned at once to the easterly position, and
Mr. Hall retreated to his chamber,
ing the least suspicion of the trick, which hia
cousin Shandy had played upon him.
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MOST EXTRAORDINARY MEDICINE
IN THE WORLD !!
THIS EXTRACT is put up in quart bottles. It is six
times cheaper, pleasanter, and warranted superior
to any sold. It cures diseases without vomiting, purg
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over all other remedies is, while it eradicates disease ,it
invigorates the body.
HAS PERFORMED MORE THAN
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1000 Cures of Rheumatism.
1000 Cures of Dyspepsia.
2500 Cures of General Debility and want of nervous
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3000 Female Complaints, and over.
7000 Cures of Diseases of the Blood, viz :
Ulcers. Scrofula, Erysipelas, Salt Rheum, Pimples on
the Face, &c., together with numerous cases of Con
sumption, Liver Complaint, Spinal Affections, &c. This,
we are aware, must appear incredulous, but we have
letters from physicians and our agents from all parts of
the United States, informing us of extraordinary cures.
R. Van Buskirk. Esq., one of the most respectable drug
gists in Newark, N. J., informs us that he can refer to
more than one hundred and fifty cases in that place
alone. There are thousands of cases in the city ofNew
York, which we will refer to with pleasure, and to men
of character well known.
RHEUMATISM.
MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND CASES of Chronic
Rheumatism have been cured by the use of Dr. Town
send’s Sarsaparilla.
New York, Dec. 11,1816.
To Dr. Townsend— Sir : I think it my duty to return
you my own sincere thanks for the benefits I have ex
perienced by the use of your Extract of Sarsaparilla. I
was afflicted for m'any months with rheumatic pains, and
also inflammation of the liver. The sufferings I endured
from these diseases rendered my life a burden to me. I
tried every remedy that was prescribed for me. from
three of the best physicians m the city, but without re
ceiving any permanent benefit. 1 considered myself
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have never enjoyed better health. I shall take great
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With the greatest respect, allow me to subscribe my
self, your grateful friend. WM. B. MORGAN,
43 Canal street, corner of Broadway.
CLERGYMEN AND PHYSICIANS,
As well as thousands of others in all parts of the United
States, are continually sending certificates, and inform
ing us of benefits derived from using Dr. Townsend’s
Sarsaparilla.
Dr. Townsend— Sir : Some time since you requested
my opinion of your Compound Syrup of Sarsaparilla ; 1
am now prepared to give it. I have used it in my prac
tice, and prescribed it for the last few months, and must
give it my decided preference over anything of the kind
witn which I am acquainted, both as to its medicinal
•virtues, and the reasonable price at which you sell it.
In scrofulous affections, cutaneous eruptions generally,
indigestion, costive habits, and liver complaints, I am
much pleased with its effects. In these complaints, or
any other where Sarsaparilla indicated, I can with con
fidence recommend it to the patronage of the profession,
as a valuable remedy for removing disease, in some of
its most troublesome forms,and to all. as a safe and valu
able medicine. BENJ. WEEKS, M. D.
Brooklyn, Nov. 21,1816.
Dr. Townsend— Dear Sir : I have, for some time past,
been afflicted with a pulmonary affection on my lungs,
and a continued pain in my side, owing to evening ex
posure in travelling after preaching. Finding my dis
ease to increase, with much difficulty of breathing and
other alarming symptoms, I was advised by a clergy
man, a friend of mine, to try your celebrated Sarsapa
rilla. I did so, and after taking two or three bottles, .
found myself much stronger, and hope very soon to re
sume my usual duties. I have been so greatly benefitt
ed by your excellent medicine. I feel it my duty to
make known the facts for the benefit of others who may
be laboring under the same difficulties that I have been
for some time past.
Respectfully yours, SAMUEL WHITE,
Pastor of the Baptist Church, Staten Island.
November 20,1846.
GREAT FEMALE MEDICINE.
Dr. Townsend’s Sarsaparilla is a sovereign and speedy
cure for incipient Consumption. Barrenness, Leucor
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of, and for the general prostration of the system, no mat
ter whether the result of inherent disease, or causes
produced by irregularity, illness, or accident.
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effects upon the human system, persons, all weakness
and lassitude before taking it, at once become robust
and full of energy under its influence. It immediately
counteracts the nervelessness of the female frame,
which is the great cause of barrenness.
It will not be expected of us, in cases of so delicate a
nature, to exhibit certificates of cures performed : but
we can assure the afflicted that hundreds of cases have
been reported to us. Several cases where families have
been without children, after using a few bottles of this
invaluable medicine, have been blest with healthy
offspring.
Dr. Townsend : My wife being greatly distressed by
weakness and general debility, and suffering continual
ly by pain and a sensation of bearing down, falling of
the woiqb. and with other difficulties, and having known
of cases where your medicine has effected great cures,
and also hearing it recommended for such cases as I
have described, I obtained a bottle of your Extract of
Sarsaparilla, and followed the directions you gave me.
In a short period it removed her complaints, and restor
ed her health. Being grateful for the benefit she re
ceived, I take pleasure in thus acknowledging h, and
recommending it to the public. M. D. MOORE,
corner of Grand and Lydius streets.
Albany, Aug. 17,1844.
Dr. Townsend— Sir : I have been for a time very much
out of health—l had lost my appetite, and was very sick
at the stomach. I was also restless at night, and troubled
during the day with drowsiness and general debility.
My husband obtained two bottles of your Extract of
Sarsaparilla, and before I had finished taking them my
appearance was much improved, and general health re
stored. I found the medicine very pleasant as well as
effective MARY PERKINS, 252 Lydius street.
Albany, July 13, 1814.
KT* For sale at 126 FULTON STREET, New York ;
by R. &R. Van Buskirk, corner Market and Broad sts.,
Newark, N. J.; J. C. Ingler, Sr., Paterson, N. J • at 105
South Pearl st., Albany; Redding & Co., Boston; Backus
& Bull, Troy; Mr. Wells, druggist, Utica; Grant &
Brooks, druggists, Poughkeepsie; Rossman & Co., Hud
son ; And’w Truax, Schenectady ; Mr. Fowler, Lansin
burgh, and by principal druggists throughout the United
States, West Indies, and Canada.
None genuinegunless put up in the large quart bottles,
which contain a quart, and signed with the written
signature of S. P. TOWNSEND, and his name blown in
the glass.
FINE ENGLISH &. FRENCH PR I NTI N G I N KS.
The best and cheapest in the market.-
The subscriber, having greatly enlarged and im
proved his establishment, and made every arrangement
for the manufacture of his PRINTING INKS on the
most extensive scale, would respectfully call attention
to his establishment. Printers throughout the country,
who are in want of Inks, would do well to call on him
before supplying themselves. The proprietor boldly
presents his F ine and Fancy Inks to the public and chal
lenges the whole ink-making fraternity to equal them
in beauty, richness, or the excellence of the material
from which they are manufactured. Specimens may be
seen at the office, and printers are invited to examine
them and judge for themselves. As for cheapness, his
prices have only to be compared with those of other
manufacturers to satisfy any one. Where a SUPERIOR
ARTICLE is offered for a LESS PRICE, the subscriber
believes that a sufficient inducement is offered to secure
the patronage of all who use Printing Inks.
An extensive assortment of Inks of every variety con
stantly on hand and made to order, at short notice.
The following are a portion of the colors, at prices
varying according to quality
BLACK froffi 16 cents to §5 per lb.
BLUE, GREEN,
CARMINATED LAKES, PURPLE?,
CARMINE, CELESTIAL BLUE,
YELLOW. ROSE PINK,
ULTRA MARINE, ORANGE,
BRONZE INKS, VERMILLION,
LILAC, BROWN,
&c., &c., &.C.
Also, Printer’s VARNISH constantly on hand and for
sale at moderate prices. Also, Lithographic Ink and
Copperplate Oil.
The subscriber would refer to the following gentle
men, who, together with many others, have used his
Inks
George F. Nesbitt, corner of Water and Wall streets ;
Narine & Durand, cor. Broad and Wall; Mr. Spear, cor.
Pearl and Wall sts.; B. W. Raper, 88 William it.; Mr.
Fraetas, Tribune Job Office; Gio. B. Maigne, cor. Wil
liam and Spruce
Orders sent to the office, 102 Nassau street. Room No.
10, will be punctually attended to. The subscriber is
satisfied that his Inks have only to be tried to satisfy all
of the correctness of his representations.
z JOHN COOKE, Manufacturer,
No. 102 Nassau street.
GEORGE F. NESBITT,
STATIONER AND PRINTER, Tontine Buildings,
corner of Wall and Water streets, New York,
takes this method of informing the public that he con
tinues to execute orders for
JOB PRINTING
in every variety, at his old established place of business
where he has been located for near a quarter of a cen
cdRNER OF WALL AND WATER STREETS,
and that he has made many additions to his before un
surpassed facilities for executing orders, including the
celebrated
YANKEE CARD PRESS,
with an extended and beautiful assortment of small Job
Types, by which means he is enabled to print Cards
cheaper than any other establishment.
LARGE POSTING BILLS,
plain or in a variety of colors, printed in a superior man
ner, and at prices agreeing with the usual charges of
this establishment.
BLANK BOOKS AND STATIONARY.
A full supply, including Account Books of every de
scription of size, style or pattern, and every article in
the Stationary line, either imported or of domestic
manufacture.
HOVER’S FIRST PREMIUM INKS
can also be had in large or small quantities of the sub
scriber, who is the Manufacturer’s Agent, at the lowest
manufacturer’s prices.
NESBITT’S MACHINERY CUT WOOD TYPE
having obtained the first premium at all Fairs where
exhibited, including two Silver Medals and numerous
Diplomas, are ottered to Printers without further recom
mendation. GEORGE F. NESBITT,
Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water sts.
IMPORTANT TO FAMILIES,
Hotel keehers, merchants, captains of
VESSELS, SHIPPERS, &c.-Paul De Vere & Co.’s*'
Patent Concentrated Vegetable and Spice Essences for
Culinary Purposes.
Allspice, Eschalots, Mint,
Almond, Ginger, Nutmegs,
Cayenne, Horseradish, Orange Peel,
Celery, Peach, Ratafia,
Cinnamon, Lemon, Saffron,
Citron, Lemon Peel, Savory-
Cloves, Mace, Thyme,
Cochineal, Marjorum, Vanilla,
Saffron, Kemals, Nectarine, etc.
lhese beautiful flavorings having now gained a repu
tation, so as to induce persons to attempt at imitation,
the proprietors caution the public, that every bottle of
their make will bear the impress, Paul De Verf. & Co.’s
c. V. E., by observing which much disappointment
will be saved, and a genuine article guaranteed. War
ranted to retain their quality in any climate.
Price—ls. and 2s. per pottle, or 12s. and 21s. per doz. in
neat cases, assorted.
Manufactory, Dalston, Middlesex; office, 22 Abchurch
Lane, London.
United States Depot, (wholesale only.) No. 22 Spruce
street, New York. RAPHAEL & HORE,
Importers of Fish, Sauces, &c., &c.
To be had of the following houses in this city :
A. Bininger & Co., 11l Broadway.
Clark & Sherwood, 487 do
John Cook, 755 do
Wm. S. Corwin, 639 do
Henry A. Kerr, 764 do
J. Van Benschoten, 151 do
Chester Driggs, 681 do
Gassner & Young, 132 Chatham street.
Charles S. Benson, 217 Bleeker street.
Louis Bonnard, 150 Greenwich street.
Manhattan Tea Store, 224 Division street.
Thomas Hope & Co., 132 Chambers street.
Macy & Jenkins, 146 Fulton street.
W. A. Berwick, 447 Hudson street
John W. Cook, corner sth Avenue and 13th street.
Massett & Nichols, corner 4th Avenue and 24th street.
DOWNS & SILVA,
FANCY FRAME MANUFACTURERS.-To Southern
and Western Daguerreotype Operators and Looking
Glass Dealers in General, those wishing to purchase
their spring and summer stock of Daguerreotype frames,
and mouldings in the length, would find it to their ad
vantage to call and examine our stock of Rosewood,
Walnut, Maple, Oak, Root and all other kinds of fancy
wood, before purchasing elsewhere.
P. S.—Odd Fellow’s charters and certificates framed,
with all the emblems attached to it. Also, firemen’s
certificates, and pictures of any description frame in the
neatest possible style, and at the lowest prices. Like
wise ornamental gilding in all its branches executed
with dispatch. DOWNS & SILVA,
119 Walker street, east of Centre.
W. APPLEGATE S PRINTING OFFICE,
NO. 17 ANN STREET, NEW YORK,
IS supplied with every material necessary for the
prompt, neat, and economical execution of Letter
Press Printing. Public attention is respectfully request
ed to this establishment, in the assurance that ample
satisfaction will be given—as regards typography, press
work and charges—to those who require fancy or com
mon, large or small work, cheaply and expeditiously
executed. Among ttye many advantages of this office
over every other, are the following superior presses,
which are not equalled in America or Europe, viz : the
Double Mammoth Cylinder Press, (the largest in the
world,) for immense Show Bills, Charts, &c., which can
not be done on a single sheet by any other press. The
Double Cylinder Napier Press.which prints 6000 an hour.
Also, a superior Double Cylinder Press, built by L.
Napier in London. Also, an entire new Single Cylinder
Book Machine, built by R. Hoe & Co., of thia city. The
Rotary Card Press prints 2000 cards an hour. Persons
wishing to have printing done, are invited to call and
examine.
H. J. STORMS 8c Co.,
Military and naval general furnish
ing STORE, NO. 31 FULTON STREET.—Where
may be had every article requisite lor Military and
Naval purposes, such as Horse Equipments and Infan
try Accoutrements of every description. All styles of
Military Saddles, Bridles, Helmets, Fatigue and Fire
Caps. Light and heavy harness, suitable for all mar
kets, valises, carpet and saddle bags, trunks, &c. Also,
muskets, brass and iron cannon, together with the dif
ferent guages for ball cartridges, &c. Belts, flags, knap
sacks, tents and camp equipages; powder, ball, and can
nister shots; ship, passing and fire buckets, &c., &c.
BEERS 8c BOGART,"
GROCERS & COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
BRANDIES, WINES, CIGARS, ETC., ETC., ETC.
177 South street, New York.
Henry J. Beers. Peter I. Bogart.
BAGLEY’S PATENT EXTENSION PENHOLDER
AND PENCIL.—This is the most compact, complete,
convenient and useful pocket companion ever offered
to the public. The multiplicity of its usefulness and the
smallness °f ltssize rendersit a perfectMULTUM IN
In the short space of 2 3-4 inches is contained a Pen.
Pencil, and reserve of leads, and by one motion slides
either the Pen or the Pencil out and extends the holder
to six inches, which is but little more than half the
length when shut up, of the common Penholder, but
when extended is one fourth longer. This article is
secured by two patents, and the manufacturer is now
ready to receive orders for them in any quantity, cither
in Gold or Silver, together with his celebrated ever
pointed Gold Pens, which need no proof of their supe
riority except the increased demand for the last six
years, and the numerous attempts at imitation.
A. G. BAGLEY &. CO., 180 Broadway.
Lindley’s Improved Patent Premium Bedsteads,
PROOF AGAINST BED BUGS,
AT GARDINER’S
CABINET AND UPHOLSTERY WAREHOUSE,
69 Gold street, 1 door from Beekman street, New York-
The undersigned would
raA sW respectfully call the at-
veM tention of the public to
fixSQ tl ? e a P?. ve invaluable arti-
cle of F urmture; the great
; ~ I niProv eme n t in the
V Strength an ability of
the Screw uC h as to
r ... rxi i• i Placethen in advance
of every thing of the kind now in use.
This improvement received the highest premiums
awarded at the late Fairs of the American Institute in
October 1843-44-45, over every other competitor.
They combine great strength and durability, stand
firm, are put up and taken down in one minute, and the
joints, being so perfectly tight and seen re,afford no rest
ing place for any of the nocturnal family.
The undersigned will also keep on hand other Bed
steads.—Brancne’s Patent Iron Dovetail he would recom
mend as a good article : also the well known Windlass
Bedstead with sacking bottom.
. Also Moody & Eastman’s Elevating Spring Bed, a most
delightful article for the comfort and repose of anv
either in sickness or health.
The Bedsteads, and all other articles of Furniture r<
quiredforthe Chamber or Bedroom, such as Dressing
Bureaus, Wardrobes, Wash Stands, Toilet tables, Cen
tre and Side Tables, Lounges, &c., are manufactured of
the best materials, of every variety of pattern and style
and under his own immediate supervision. ’
Mattresses, Pilliasters, Feather Beds, Bolsters and Pil
lows, on hand, or made to order, and warranted to b.
filled with such hair, feathers, &.C., as represented
Orders from the South, hotel keepers and familie r -
spectfully solicited. Having a large manufactory oi .e :
tor any number can be filled at the shortest notice
WILLIAM C. GARDINER.
NEW PIANO FORTE WAREROOMS?
JAMES L. HEWITT informs his friends
former customers, and the public in
FS® f fl general, that he has recommenced the
i A i ? R , TE business, at the Warerooms
attached to Messrs. F. Riley & Co.’s Music Store, No w
Broadway, (between Reade and Duane streets.)
Having been appointed by Mr. L. Gilbert, oi Boston
the sole agent for the sale oi his celebrated Patent Ac
tion Piano Fortes and by three of the most celebrated
New York Manufacturers, for the sale of their Piano
Fortes—he is enabled to offer one of the best assnri
ments of MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD, and BLACK
J iAV?LtJ N h TRU + ME^T^i(with and without the
JEOLIAN attachment, and with 6-61-2 or 7 octaves ) ever
offered in this city.
From his long experience, purchasers may be confi,
dent that all Pianos sold by him are perfect and wf -•
ed in every respect. - € ‘
Orders for Music and Musical Instruments of everv
description attended to personally if addressed to y
JAMES L. HEWITT, 297 Broadway.
LOOK ! READ !! ' '
NORTHERN HOUSE,
418 SIXTH AVENUE, CORNER OF NINTH STREET
THIS place has been very recently enlarged, reno’-
vated and refitted. No more spacious Eating House
oi the kind can be found in the city. Every accommn
dation is ottered to strangers to obtain a meal at all hours
of the day, and nothing that the market aftbrds is omit
ted in the proprietors bill of faro. Look for yoursclve-
BILL OF FARE.
Roast Beef. cd Chicken Pot Pie, is
Roast Lamb, cd Corned Beef
Roast Veal, cd Pork and Beans, cd
Roast Pork. 6d Beef Soup, Sj
Roast Chicken, Is Mutton Soup, i'„i
Roast Goose, Is Chicken Soup, m
Roast Turkey, Is Veal Pie, 1
Roast Duck, is Meat Pie,
Roast Pig. is Clam Pic, ?d'
Boiled Ham, cd Boiled Fish,
DESSERT.
Plum Pudding, 6dt Apple Pie,
Indian Pudding, 6d Plum Pie,
Suet Pudding, 6d Peach Pic,
Bread Pudding, 6d Apple Dumplings,
Rice Pudding, 6d Mince Pie,
Custard Pie, 6d
„ , BREAKFAST AND TEA.
Beefsteak, 6d Hash,
V°al Cutlets, Cd Hot Corn Bread,
Mutton Chops, Cd Indian Cakes
Ham and. Eggs, is Boiled Eggs,
Fried Tripe, cd Fried Eggs,
Sausages. cd Toast,
6cl Hot,Muffins, k
Fried Clams, cd Hot Rolls,
gned Liver, cd Tea and Coffee,
Fried Shad, cd Extra Bread, ,1
Fish Balls, Cd Indian Bread,
• i o J“ !ected wlth ft 0 al,ove establishment a
fine airy lodging rooms, with single beds, where poor
con bo accommodated at all hours with lodgings for HU
shillings. So much for Greeley. Give the subscribe,'
call- J. M. GREELEY,
Formerly of 105 Sixth Avenue, now as abo,
GREAT NORTH AMERICAN PANACEA -
THIS is a purely Vegetable Medicine, and one of •
penor efficacy, the articles of which it is coi
pounded possess a chemical affinity,and act in harm
with the laws of life and vitality. A good medicine *
quiresl no puffing, it will recommend itself, and th
ho ? duly appreciate its efficacy in all such c' <i <
which it is here recommended. Give it a fair trf ■ '
you will realize more than you anticipate. In al
ot Dyspepsia, Liver Complaints, Bronchitis, Rhe u
tism, Asthma Habitual Costiveness, Salt Rhebm, Afl.
lions qt the Kidneys, and other diseases of long standin
there is no remedy that has ever been introduced to th
American public, that can compare with the Grea
North American Panacea, in alleviating and curing the
diseases above enumerated. The medicine is prepared
by a physician who has had upwards of twenty-five
years experience m the practice of medicine; it is high
ly concentrated, and requires only to be taken in small
doses to produce the desired effect. Sold wholesale and
retail by the proprietor and his agents. Tlepot, No. 175
lt 1S p '! t ln pint bottles, with directions
signed by the proprietor.
DR. LAPHAM can be consulted at the above named
depot, where a general assortment of Botanic Medicines
can be had at all times.
SECOND WARD HOTEL,
NO. 27 NASSAU ST., NEXT TO THE SUN OFFICE.
F L i, OYD r s \ n TH. having taken the above popular
house beg to inform their tnends, and the old pa
trons of this establishment, as also the travelling por
tion of the community generally, that they have reno
vated and re-furnished the house in a superb style—and
are prepared to accommodate all who may favor them
with their patronage, in a manner that will be satisfac
tory to all. They invite all who wish pleasant and
agreeable accommodations to give them a call. The
table is always supplied with the choicest articles the
market can afford. The rooms have been refitted and
lor comfort are not surpassed. The bar is stocked with
wines, liquors &.c., which is trt least equal to that of
any other establishment, and segars of the choicest
brands.
Those who wish to find a well conducted public house
wiH never be disappointed here. Terms moderate.—
Those who call once will call again.
The residents of the city can pass a pleasant hour in
company with their tnends at this house.
ERFORD’S SHADES, ~ '
NO. 54 ANN STREET.
THE subscriber would respectfully inform his nume
rous friends and customers that the season for the
rarities for which his house is so celebrated, has been
opened. Chops, Steaks, Welch Rarebits, Poached
and every thing else in his line, will be served up in tie
best manner. The “ Shades” will always be well sup
plied with a variety of European papers; also the news
papers of the city. The proprietor of this well known
place of resort, would respectfully return his sincere
thanks to his numerous patrons and assure them that no
pains will be spared on his part, to sustain the reputa
tion which he has hitherto enjoyed as a caterer for
the public, and to make this THE SHADES of New
York. Those who have not visited this house, are in
vited to call and judge for themselves.
JOHN ERFORD.
PERKINS’ HOTEL.
JAMES H. PERKINS takes this method of informing
his friends and the public, that he has erected ancl
furnished in a very superior manner, the above H>tf.l
on the corner of Division and Christie streets, and is
determined that it shall rank with the best. His Larder
will at all times contain the choice of all delicacies that
can be found in New York markets, and neither trouble
nor expense has been spared to render his Restaurant
worthy of a call.
His Bars will be furnished with the best brands of
Wines, Liquors, and Segars.
CCz* Private Rooms for Committees, Parties, Dinners
Suppers, &c.
Pleasant Sleeping Rooms foi- Gentlemen.
[£7"* The Military of the city will find every conveni
ence they require at the above Hotel.
THE RAINBOW. ~
T 4r HO iy A] ? D STI^ EET > NEAR BROADWAY.
m £ st res » e r4 fu Hy returns his thanks
to the public for the very liberal patronage received
py him during the past year, and hopes to retain the
good feehng and patronage heretofore extended to him
by the frequenters of the The Rainbow. On visiting the
Rainbow you will encounter that luminary called the
Major, whose countenance is ever unobscured except
by a passing cloud caused by the smoke of a mild Ha
vana or Woodville. The following relishes served up :
Chops, Steaks, Kidneys, Poached Eggs, Rarebits Sar
dines, Cold Hams Col/Beef, &c., &c. "Suppers lunches
and dinners served in a private room. Rooms to let by
the night for civil meetings; also, a comfortable bedroom
with fire place, to let. WM. DILLON.
THE PHCENIX. ’
120 BOWERY, CORNER OF GRAND STREET.
& PA VIS '\™ ld x. res P ectful1 y inform their
friends and the public that they have taken the
house corner of Bowery and Grand, and fitted it up in
first rate style as a BAR ROOM. They have stocked
their bar with choice wines, liquors and cigars, and
trust, by using their utmost endeavors to please, to meet
a share of the public patronage.
HENRY DUNCAN,
GEORGE D. DAVIS.
BROWN S COFFEE AND DINING SALOON.
THE subscriber having fitted up in a splendid manner
the store
a U PEARL STREBT, (Facing Coenties’ Slip,)
As a COF FEE HOUSE and DINING SALOON, would
respectfully solicit the patronage of those whom busi
ness may draw to the lower part of the city. The
proprietor having been engageci in the business for a
number of years, feels confident that those who will
favor his
NEW ESTABLISHMENT
with a call, will find everything to their liking and en
tire satisfaction. &
The place is admirably adapted to Ship Masters, Mer
chants Clerks, and likewise to Country Merchants who
desire their meals in the vicinity of their business ’
GEORGE BROWN, Proprietor,
Cate of Lovejoy’s Hotel.
JOHNSON’S NEW DINING SALOON,
NATIONAL HALL, 31 CANAL STREET.
THE proprietor respectfully informs his friends and
the public generally, that he has opened the above
place, where he will daily serve up all the delicacies of
the season, in a style to please the most fastidious, and at
prices to correspond with the times.
N. B.—Private parties and gentlemen with their fami
lies visiting the city, can be accommodated with Break
fast. Dinner, and Supper in Private Rooms.
Oysters in every style. OPEN ON SUNDAYS.
E. E, JOHNSON, Proprietor, Formerly of Fulton st.
VICTORIA SUPPER ROOMS? ’
NO. 58 LEONARD STREET,
Between West Broadway and Church street.
THE subscribers would respectfully inform their
friends and the public, that they are prepared to
serve up the delicacies of the season in the choicest
manner. Game, Oysters, and every other article in its
appropriate season. They are determined to make the
VICTORIA SUPPER ROOMS celebrated for the mag
nificent manner in which they get up their Supper.
The House is always' supplied with the best Ales,
Wines, Liquors, and Segars, to be found in the market,
and in short nothing shall be wanting on their part to
make the place worthy the support of the public.
WILLIAM DAYTON,
G. B. WOOLBRIDGE.
BOWLING AT THE PARTHENON,
NO. 252 BROADWAY.
H& G. RYER would respectfully inform their
• friends and the public, that they have taken the
PARTHENON BOWLING SALOON, containing six
splendid alleys, 25 2 Broadway, directly opposite the
City Hall, and having fitted up the above establishment
in splendid style, we would be happy to see our ac
quaintances and the public.
u HARRY & GEORGE RYER.
NEW BILLIARD SALOON.
AT 413 BROADWAY, UP STAIRS.
Entrance 71 Lispenard street.
THE undersigned having opened the above establish
ment, invites particular attention to his Billiard
Tables, which are of the latest improvements. And also
his Wines, Brandies, Segars, &c., being of the best quali
ty and choicest brands.
He respectfully solicits his friends and the public to
give him a call CHARLES A. KENTISH,
(Late of C. G. Stoppani’s Bath.)
N. B—Raffling for Pictures every Saturday Evening.
To Country Merchants, Retail Dealers and Others.
CATHARINE STREET BAZAAR.
LH. ABBEY &!CO., wholesale and retail dealcfrs in
• English, French and German Fancy Goods and
Toys, consisting in part of cutlery, stationary, jewelry,
perfumery, soaps, combs, brushes, pocket-books, razor
strops, buttons, thread, needles, hooks and eyes, beads,
kid and wax dolls, wooden, tin and pewter toys, with a
general variety of other articles, which will be sold in
small quantities at wholesale prices.
L. H. ABBEY,
WM. M. MOORE, Jr.
32 Catharine street, one door below Henry.
For Sale—One of Wilder’s Patent Salamander Safes.
Also one desk, two counters with drawers, and some
glass standing cases, &c.

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