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Sunday Morning, February 27,
OTr* It,has been established, by recent official in
yosti*atidns, that the local circulation of this paper
is. (with the single exception oi the Sun,) larger than
that of any other paper, daily or weekly, in this city;
while our general circulation is scarcely second to
that of any paper in the United Stages.
(T?* No Agent, Collector or solicitor of Advertise
ments, is employed by this establishment. All adver
tisements must be brought to the office, 41 Ann st. .
Jp“ Advertisers are informed that in ordertoget
oil our edition, we shall be obliged to go to press at
an early hour op Saturday evening. Ouv friends
should hand in their favors by Saturday morning at
the latest Advertisements which come in during
the day and evening, we are frequently compelled to
leave out
T.R. of Houston strict, is informed that he may sue
the Englishman either in the real or assumed name.
The difficulty is great, however, in reaching pro
perty either assigned to a real or mock creditor; if
indubitable proof could be given of their being any
property really belonging to the Englishman, it could
be easily reached. If T. R. will call at our office wo
might perhaps be able to give him some advice.
“ Evert Greene, Brintoh. Ohio ” You must send a
lock of your friend’s hair to Andrew Jackson Davis;
but whether he will take the trouble to give a '* de
scription of his person,” explain “the nature of the
original transaction” between you,and tell you if you
will get what you seek from him, we cannot say.
Address Mr. Davis direct.
W. B. Vermillion ville, Illinois. It would take up
too much space to answer you in detail. Continue to
read us attentively, and in good time the crotchet
will get out of your brain. It is you who are hooped
up within a little narrow fanaticism. We are cosmo
A Subscriber. You have mistaken the character
of those you wrote to. We shall give no publicity to
your infamous inuendo. If there is any foundation
for it, why don’t you come out like a man over your
own name ?
Play Goer. The clergy might with some force ob
ject to dramatic representations on Sunday night, by
saying—“ We give you, gentlemen of the sock and
buskin, six nights in the week—let us'have one.”
Typo. The proceeds of the Printer’s Ball to Lieut.
Sweeney, were given to his mother, who became
blind during her son’s absence in Mexico. We are
informed that the committee placed in her hands S2OO
in gold. Th ; s was a much better disposition of. the
money than to have expended it in procuring a sword
as was originally intended.
We publish to-day, the first of a series of de
clarations on the suits brought against the pub
lishers of this paper, for libel. It is an interest
ing document, and we call particular attention
to the first and concluding portions. The forms
of law suit Bennett’s audacity as well as if they
were made on.purpose. We don’t like to hurry
.Bennett’s lawyer, especially as we know him to
be busy in drawing declarations against Bishop
Hughes and Greeley & McElrath—but we would
like him to send along tne documents as fast as
The news of the arrival of a treaty of peace,
between the United States and Mexico, at Wash
ington, was given in our last. Since then, it
has been sent in to the Senate, by the President,
but has not been acted upon, m consequence of
the death of Ex-President Adams.
The terms of this treaty, as we understand,
are these:
“The boundary agreed upon; is the Rio Grande,
Irom its mouth to Paso del Norte, where there is a
city of some 5,000 population, neatly on the parallel of
32° 30’ north latitude, and also nearly on the southern
boundary line of New Mexico thence along the
southern boundary ol New Mexico, between 32» and
33°, which is also about the southern boundary of
Upper Calilornia. In other words' we’ get New
Mexico and Upper California, withall east of the Rio
Grande, from its mouth to its intersection with the
southern boundary of New Mexico. We pay the ex-
Senses of the War, assume all the debts due by
texico to our citizens; and give, in ready cash, the
sum of Fifteen Millions.”
, This treaty, it seems, has been negociated by
certain persons on the part of Mexico, of whose
appointment as commissioners we have never
heard, and by General Scott and Mr. Trist, who
were entirely unauthorized to enter into any
such arrangements There are contradictory
reports in regard to the Mexican government be
ing sustained, temporarily, by the American
The President, it is seen, has laid' this treaty,
or. proposition, before the Senate. He could
hardly do otherwise. Blamed for causing a war.
which no wisdom or caution on his part could
have avoided, but which was entered upon with
an incomprehensible infatuation by Mexico, he
has been still more blamed for not making peace,
when it has been plain that no peace was to be
had but by the most vigorous prosecution of the
war. It is not strange, then, that the President
should lay before the. Senate the first proposition
of peace, in however questionable a shape it
makes its appearance. The Senate is not com
posed of children, or fools, and will not ratify
any treaty, by whomsoever made, which does
not give us ample indemnity for the.
security for the future.
The acquisition of New Mexico and Califor
nia may be considered as suffic ent dollar and
cent or territorial indemnity. But where is our
security for the future ? The territories are se
curely ours, because we took them to have and
to hold; but what security have we for peace,
friendly commerce, and against for
eign intervention I Where is our right of way
to the Pacific across the Isthmus of Tehuante
pec ? Why should we surrender San Juan de
Ulloa 1
, A treaty may be patched up which will give
us a few years of peace, and Mexico a few yearstf
of nationality—but the Anglo-Saxon blood shed
in the conquest of Mexico, is not destined to'
sink tntq the earth and be forgotten. If the right
of conquest is not asserted now, it will be ere
long. The time does not matter much —the.
event is certain. Whether the. war go on or
pause—rather, whether we.use our conquest or
renounce it now, Mexico xyill soon be the home
of the Anglo-Saxon, and a portion of the Ameri
can Republic.
Mr. Greeley has defined his position, fully,
fairly, and.squarely. He goes for Clay first un
der all circumstances. If Mr. Clay decline, Ol
is rejected by the Whig Convention, then Mr.
Greeley goes first for Corwin; next M’Lean;
and finally, General Scott, before General Tay
lor. Clay first and Taylor last—but Corwin,
next to Clay is the favorite of the Tribune.
If, therefore, the rival claims of Clay and Tay
lor should be destroyed, by the action of their
mutual friends, the question will then come up
on Scott and Corwin. Scott will be supported
by Colonel Webb and his wing of the party
while Greeley, who is not even a corporal, will
go to the death, in any peaceful way, for Cor
win. M’Lean w ill stan din the gap, and if these
candidates are all put hors de combat, by the
questions of peace and war, up comes M’Lean,
with a clear field; 1
This is the last phase of the Whig constella
As for the Democrats, we don’t see that they
are makingthe slightest movement. The Barn
burners have' denounced General Cass—they
have complimented General Taylor; but it is
hard to tell who stands the best chance for a
The Old Countryman cannot go the whole
length with us in advising persons who have
money to remit to their friends- in Great
Britain, to “ keep clear of the houses which ad
vertise drafts on their agents m England, Ireland
and Scotland.” It has confidence in several
firms whose names it gives; they are men of
sterling integrity, unblemished honor, &c.—all
of which we do not gainsay. We yet advise
those who have small amounts of money to send
over, to take the drafts of the Emigrant Society.
The object of the organization is to protect the
poor emigrant from all swindles, and heaven '
knows he has been victimized enough to justify
some action for his security. The poor Irish
man,-in seeking for one of the honest houses
mentioned by the Old Copntryman, may fall in
to the hands of some one of the knaves who al
ways lie in wait. But if he take the street and
number of the Emigranl Society’s office, he can
hardly go astray, or his money either. Touch
ing the taking of passages in this country—we
repeat our former advice. If the friend you
wish to bring over, has an ordinary share of
judgment, send him the .money and let him take
his own passage in Liverpool.
80 The Tribune yesterday, admitted tha
tins has been a “ successful war,” from begin
ning to end. But our philosophical friendseems
to think that no war would have been more ..suc
cessful. What a pity men had not thought of
this several thousand years ago!
Those who fret, and grumble, and scold at the
.world, may be considered as finding fault with
the wotld’s Maker. They doubtless think, with
ths Spanish philosopher, that had they been con
sulted at the creation, they could have given the
Almighty some excellent hints. Very likely.
Had Greeley been consulted, there would havr
been no war, but a great deal of hard talking.
Greeley could not live in a world where he
could not abuse the loco-focos. He would step
OtJ* The Hibernia left this port, yesterday,
carrying to Europe the important news of the
treaty, and that of the rupture between the Brit
ish authorities and the people of Central Amen
ca. Our kind friends over the water will now
rub their eyes, and look upon our acquisition of
New Mexico and California, as a fixed fact and
they are welcome to all the consolation they car
find south of Honduras.
{KJ* Elder Himes says that neither Mr. Mrllei
nor his adherents hold any sei time for the intro
duction of the new heavens and the new earth,
but are Io -king forth is event as the next in or
der of pro hetic fulfilments. We hope somi i
one will stand ready to cut Gen. Morris’ straps, I <
when it’s time to go up, L>
This eminent statesman, and patriot, is dead!
On Monday last, immediately after having re
corded, with more than usual emphasis, his
vote, on some question before the House, he
•van stricken with paralysis. “ This is the last
of .earth,” he murmured, as he sunk into the
trms of a gentleman who sprung to his assist
ine'e. He was borne into the Speaker’s room,
where he lingered until Wednesday night. Both
Houses of Congress, the President of the United
States, and the Heads of Department, the civic
authorities of Washington, Baltimore, Philadel
phia, this city, the Legislature ofthis State, and
the courtsof law,havegivenbefitting expression
to the public sorrow occasioned bythe departure
of this venerable public servant. He died where
he would have chosen to die—in the capitol of
the nation, at his post of duty, surrounded by the
representatives of the American people whom he
had so long- and so faithfully served. Said Mr.
Winthrop, in announcing the melancholy event
from the Chair of the House:
I A seat on this floor has been vacated, toward which
’ our eyes have been accustomed to turn with no com-
I mon interest.
I A voice has been hushed forever in this hall, to
which al’ ears have been wont to listen with pro
found reverence.
A venerable form has faded from our sight, around
which we have daily clustered with an affectionate
A name has been stricken from the roll of the living
statesmen of our land, which has been associated for
more than half a century with the highest civil ser
vice and the loftiest civil renown.
Messrs. Hudson of Massachusetts, Holmes of
South Carolina, Vinton and McDowell, of Vir
ginia, addressed the House in language beauti
fully expressive of the general respect tor the
memory of the illustrious dead.
In the Senate, Mr. Davis of Massachusetts,
pronounced the eulogy, and was followed by Mr.
Benton, of Missouri.
By order of the President all the Executive
offices were hung with mourning and closed un
til after the funeral.
The Secretary of War directs guns to be fired
at each military post, the officers of the army to
wear crape on the left arm and on their swords,
and the colors of the several regiments to be put
in mourning for the period of six months.
Similar orders were issued from the Navy De
The President offered the East room of the
White House for the reception of the remains.
The halls of the Capitol are to be clothed in
mourning, and the seat occupied by the departed
will remain vacant for the remainder of the
A committee, composed of one from the Con
gressional delegation of each State* will accom
pany the remains to their last resting place, by
those of his father, in Quincy, Mass.
The obsequies took place in Washington yes
The Trwne, the Herald, and perhaps other
papers, have during the past week revived the
old letter of General Taylor, written during the
Florida War, recommending to the war depart
ment to get blood-hounds from Cuba, and offer
ing to profcure them, to hunt up the Seminotes,
skulking in the everglades.
This circumstance, it will be remembered,
was made a great handle of, during the cam
paign of 1840, against Mr. Van Buren, and ban
ners were painted, and carried in processions,
representing these ferocious blood-houuds tear
ing the Indians, with this same General Taylor,
“ rough and ready ” then, as now, cheering them
In the letter referred to, General Taylor ex
plicitly states that he wished for the dogs, to en
able him to find the Indians, and not to worry
them. This statement was not necessary to any
one who knows the habits and training of these
extraordinary dogs.
The'blood-hounds of Cuba are kept by chas
seurs, or men who hunt on horseback, and they
are trained with the utmost care, and never let
out of the leash until they have learned not to
hurt the runaway culprits or slaves, whom they
are used to capture.
Dogs so trained, strike the trail of the fugitive,
and follow it up with the most unerring cer-
I Itainty; but no more injure him, than does the
well-trained pointer, the game, which he brings
to his master’s feet. The employment of such
dogs then, to hunt from their forest lairs, these
Indians who were murdering men, women and
children, would have been an act of humanity;
and now that General Taylor takes the responsi
bility of having recommended it, we have no
doubt it will be so considered. People are far
more intelligent now, m many particulars, than
they were eight years ago.
To the Editors of the Sunday Dispatch:
My attention has been called to an article of recent
date that appeared in your paper, and one of prior
date, in both of which are remarks calculated to do
me and the religious Society with which I am con
nected disfavor with one portion of the community.
I mean that portion (not a small one) that prejudges
every thing, and is ever alter unwilling to examine
enough to rectify such judgment. AU who are in
formed in the matter will of course let this pass. To
the bigoted, if they will hear, I ask your columns, in
moderate space, to address a word. It is not true that
we have thrown away the Bible for the New Revela
tions, as you report. Nor is the character of the
Society changed, except in some needful progress in
religious and spiritual freedom, and practical justice,
principles wherein yet there is plenty of room for
expansion, before we shall be what we ought, what
we may be, in our growth in grace and knowledge.
My position, as well as that of the Society, will be
better understood if the truth or facts are known,
than if judged of without a knowledge of the facts in
the case.
Some months since the New York Association ,of
Universalists enacted certain religious formulas as a
creed, which 1 deemed both unnecessary and incon
sistent with the professions of liberality this sect has
made to the world All who did not subscribe said
profession of faith, were therefore disfellowshipped.
All this was done professedly without any reference
to “ Davis’ Revelations.” They avowed they had not
and did not wish to have, any reference to that. Upon
the next Sunday after this transaction, 1 informed my
congregation of what had been done, and the position
in which 1 was placed. I told them I was ready to
leave them if desired or I would continue, at their
option. I was free to tell them, that, by retaining me,
they would probably lose the fellowship of the Asso
ciation. So far as I know there was scarcely a dis
senting mind upon my course, though there has been
a determined effort by very many, (I cannot say they
have acted with love to me,) to charge all this to the
New Revelations. Our people are willing to “prove
all things,” and it is upon this principle of the Apos
tie that Mr. Britton and Mr. Fishbough can have a
hearing in our church. The reason of their supply
ing recently is, I was compelled to be absent on busi
ness in New England, and a good occasion offered
for the answer of questions continually put to me:
What do these people believe ? I am gratified to
learn that very few, Pilate-like, were unwilling to
stop for. an answer. They were listened to with pro
per attention, and no harm will come of it except,
Honi soit qui mal y pense, “ Evil to him who evil
By publishing this note you will oblige,
Respectfully yours, Z. BAKER.
Pastor of sth Universalist Society, Ith street.
172 Avenue A., Feb. 19.
From now until die- election we shall hear of
nothing but defining positions. Gen. Taylor
has just defined his in a letter to Mr. Smith, of
Philadelphia, exactly as we stated it some time
ago. He comes right up to the rack—fodder or
no fodder. He will pledge himself to no party,
but will thankfully accept the nomination of
any party. Hear the old hero himself—he is
perfectly willing to be President if the people
wish it, and he don’t care a fig how i( is brought
about. He says:
“ In reply to your inquiries, 1 have again to repeat,
that 1 have neither the power nor the desire to dictate
to the American people the' exact manner in which
they should proceed to nominate me for the Presi
dene y-of the United States. If they desire such a re
, suit, they must adopt the means best suited, in their
opinion, to the consummation of the purpose; and if
!L iey u’lv Jlt 1° b - n , n » me before them lor this office
through their legislatures, mass meetings, or conven
tions, 1 canjiot object to their designating these bodies
as whig, democratic, or native. But in being thus
1 nominated, I must insist on the condition—and mv
position on this point is immutable—that I shall not
I be brought forward by them as the candidate of their
party, or considered as the exponent oi their nartv
i doctrines. 1 J
“In conclusion, I have to repeat, that if I were
nominated lor the Presidency, by any body of my fol
low citizens, designated by any name they might
choose to adopt, I should esteem it an honor and
.would accept such nomination; provided it had been
made entirely independent of party considerations.”
All suicides are strange but not singular—they
occur much too often. No day passes, that men
and women, tired of existence, end it. In vain
are they told that self-murder is a sin,which cuts
off repentance and so cannot be forgiven The
suicide does not believe that, any act of his
can limit the pardoning power of the Almighty.
The suicide reasons thus: if death be the end
—welcome annihilation; and since the end must
come soon, andlhave nothing worth livingfor,
my existence may as well close now as at any
future time; but if the soul be immortal, let me
dare all the perils of the future, rather than en
dure the miseries of the present life. And the
suicide, with earnest prayers, and we know not
what confidence in the love' of a Heavenly Fa
ther, takes the plunge into the life to come.
For a few weeks, ihe papers have contained
an unusual number of records of suicide. Two
dentistsand one physician, m this neighborhood
have killed themselves, in the most violent man
ner. The other day a woman, near Rochester,
killed herself, after first having destroyed her
oabe—a case of undoubted insanity.
A later case is that of a bride, in Saratoga
county—a bride of only twenty years, and only !
ffiree weeks married—who cut her throat with a
It is useless to speculate on such a case as this; i
but people will think—and the more they think, i
the less they .will be inclined to speak. i
Blasphemous Ribaldry.—Bennett’s' morals 1
nave not improved, with his riches and other ‘
misfortunes. It is only a few weeks since, in r
referring to the concert at Castle Garden, he ‘
perpetrated the following indecency:
“ Y’iH nobody do something of the same kind for the
•allot Mr. O Connell, in this city ? Is a musician’s '
patriot takcn out of Purgatory before that of a t
• 11
{Kz* A fund for the benefit o decayed mode] l
artists is spoken of, since the presentment of the g
jrand jury. Will David Hale take the chair? r
Every now and then some clever Yankee an
nounces that he will, on a certain day, issue a
paper to be circulated gratuitously all over the
country. An immense edition, sometimes one
hundred thousand copies, sometimes a hundred
and fifty thousand,is to be published,and business
men are philanthropically told that ‘ 1 a rare oppor
tunity for advertising is thus offered.” It is hum
bug—all humbug, as we will demonstrate to the
satisfaction of all but those who are resolutely
bent on being swindled. .
To begin with, if one of these free circulating
papers were published to any thing like the num
ber promised, it could not by any legitimate
• mode be circulated through the country. We
cannot send oft’ a copy of our paper, save to a
regular subscriber, without paying three cents
■ postage in advance. To deposite in the post of
i flee a paper addressed to a man who is not a
. subscriber, without first paying the postage, is a
t violation of the laws of the United States, and
the penalty is the return, to the party sending it,
( of every such paper, charged, with letter postage.—
■ If a newspaper publisher attempts to smuggle
> papers to non-subscribers into the mail, he is
sure to be detected; and the post master may re-
J fuse to send off any of his papers, Until he is sat
isfied that they are addressed to bonajide subscri
r bers, thus causing a delay which wouldbe apt to
render his paper an object of antiquarian inter
f est before it reached its destination. Thus the
reader will see that though an immense edition
of one of these costless and worthless papers
, were actually printed, they could not be dis
But they never are printed, and this is the most
impudent part of the swindle played off on those
verdant enough to advertise in them. Look to
, the figures: The white paper to publish 100,000
copies of a sheet of the size of the Dispatch,
would cost, at the lowest mill cash price, $960.
] The press work would be at least §'2oo; writing
, wrappers, $100; paper for wrappers, S4O; mail
ing, $75; paste, twine, cartage, &c. s2o—mak
’ ing a total of fourteen hundred dollars. Now,
then, if the whole of the paper be given up to ad
vertising—every line of the thirty-six columns—
forty dollars a column must be asked and receiv
„ ed, in order to pay the bare expenses. lias any
one of the “ free circulating” gentry the impu
a dence to demand such a price ? or is there any
j body fool enough to pay it ?
e A paper half the size of the Dispatch would
cost more than half as much, the only saving be
. ing on the white paper and press work, the writ
_ ing of wrappers, mailing, &e., costing the same.
f Such a paper would cost at least eight hundred
dollars, and could not contain, under the highest
. tariff of advertising, six bundled dollars. To
If these papers are printed in good faith, they
r cannot be circulated over the country. Uncle
e Sam will not distribute them. Here istheevi
e dence of an inevitable swindle.
The proof of a designed swindle, is in the fact,
demonstrated by the figures above, that the ex
, penses of such a publication must exceed the re
-5 ceipts.
We have again and again called the attention
’ of the public to the various tricks resorted to to
procure advertisements. The one noticed above
is the latest trap set for business men. It is to be
’ hoped that a word to the wise will be sufficient.
r A. meeting of tenants was held at Ze Alhamra
rooms, during the week, for the purpose of fonn
. ing a league against the landlords, and landlords’
. agents, m this city. The latter, it is contended,
f unite together for the purpose of putting up rents
f —the tenants, therefore, think it perfectly fair to
3 combine in self-defence against them.
That there is great wrong in the relations be
. tween landlord and tenant, in this city—perhaps
r in every city, it would be useless_to deny. The
t evil exists—it follows that we have a right to
3 seek a remedy. What is that remedy, and what
z are the means of getting it ? ;
In this city, speculation has raised the price of
, property—the extravagant price of property has
. carried up rents, until it is impossible for a great
3 portion of our citizens to get decently lioused
3 upon the wages ’of labor. Good, industrious
clerks, not boys merely, but men with families,
. can be hired for five dr six dollars a week;
] while laborers’ wages range at about a dollar a
. day. The rent of half of a house is scarcely ever
_ less than two hundred dollars. Few whole
, houses are less than three hundred—and it must
r be but a small anil poor tenement, that does not
J bring one hundred dollars. It requires but little
cyphering to find out how much a poor clerk or
laborer will have for clothing, fuel, butcher, ba
t ker,grocer, and physician.
r In the mean time, capital is increasing—land
t> lords keep building houses—they addmilhons to
millions—rents are raised and property goes up
• in proportion; and all according to law, and
B upon the fundamental principles of our political
i- economy.
o In this -way, we have an hundred thousand
J men, all hard at work, from, morning till night,
_ all day and every day, making money for a few
3 landlords, a few banks and corporations, and
i two or three rich church establishments. The
’• mechanic who works away from morning till
' t night, fancying that he is a freeman, is really
the slave of the Trinity church corporation,
a some other corporation equally soulless or
5 some capitalist as soulless as either.
1 New York, with all its marble, granite; bricks
p and mortar is a great sponge, which sucks up
a the earnings of the laborer and the mechanic,
i- the profits of the trader and manufacturer, and
® the avails of professional labor, that they may
( be monthly, and quarterly squeezed into the cof
-3 fers of the landlords and capitalists.
t We have not spoken of the landlord’s agents,
1 a class held m general detestation by the poor;
J but.inseperably connected with the system. If
3 a man owns a house, what shall prevent him
r from letting it to whoever he pleases? No law
■ can be passed against such a proceeding. If a
law were passed, it would either be a dead let-
i ter, or be evaded. Such a law would be of no
r service. If a house agent were prohibited by
5 law’ from sub-letting, what is to prevent his buy
’ iitg houses, and covering them by heavy mort
i gages?
The remedy does not lie in this direction.
- The evil is radical—it is incident to all cities—
[ it is a part of the universal and ruinous cornpeti-
J tion in all kinds of business. Men combine
> against each other other—class against class. It
■ would be much better to combine in favor of
[ themselves. Th® evils of society seem insepar
able from its form. We must change the form
to be rid of the evils—and take,the chance of en
countering worse.
However, let the Tenant League go ahead,
and see what can be done. In one way or other
good ma y come out of the agitation.
It is curious to notice the readiness with
which any piece of scandal, ridiculous story, or
'malicious bon mot, is caught up and circulated
by one’s own particular, good natured friends,
in fashionable society. Yet let some “good
story” arise, with point enough in it to make
some distinguished magnate of snobtown wince
a little, and it is at onpe seized upon and repeat
ed from mouth to mouth, through the whole up
per ten, with a gusto that is really quite delight
ful to every one except the victim who has thus
been caught, and stuck upon the red hot pin of
fashionable satire.
There are two stories now going the rounds,
which illustrate this, and which, as we shall be
giving them only a. little additional notoriety,
there can be no harm in our publishing.
Mr. W—— L , of Lafayette place,' was
about to be married, a short time since, to Miss.
I ,of Broad way. Now the father of W. L.
had died not long before, and the "mother of
Miss J. had some doubts, therefore, about the
propriety of a grand wedding, and she wished
to know the sentiments.of W. L.’s mother in
relation to it. “Oh, don’t let Mr. L.’s death
make the slightest difference,” replied Mrs.,L ,
‘forW , my son, never was at all intimate
with his father.”
The other story is told of one of the same cir
cle, the progenitor of whom was once well
known as a capital tailor, and still later in life,
as the wealthy president of a bank. A lately
imported Frenchman, with the finest moustache
imaginable, was dining the otherday at the table
of Mrs. J. Wishing to be complimentary, he
said in French, “I have heard it said that your
father, Madame, was a Taylor; was he any re
lation to the distinguished General Taylor, that
they talk of making President ? He was a Tay
lor, your father, Madame, was he not ?”
“ Tailleur,” whispered the Baron de T., Mrs.
J.’s son in law.
The poor Frenchman jumped from the table,
and rushed into the street. His first thought
was to drown himself, and doubtless had he been
in Paris, his body would have turned up at the
Morgue ; but not knowing the way to the water,
he simply returned to the Astor House and
shaved oft' his moustache, proposing to remain ■
incog, for the rest of his stay in this country. f
The Legislature have appointed a com- 1
mittee to look into the management of the Pri
son at Sing Sing. We commend the committee t
to the hospitalities of tiie keeper. We Would i
ask him to provide apartments for the whole le- <
gislature ; but it would not be a permanent ar- 1
rangement. Governor Young would let them
out. *
30- The “ only musical critic” of the Herald
writes very prettily of the “ lower classes round
the town.” We knew a lady once, who now c
holds her head remarkably high, who was glad h
to get any kind of classes, high or low, or even s
give music lessons to single pupils at their own
residences. “Lowerclasses!” indeed.'; d
Supreme Court, February Ist. 1818. ?
City and County New York, ss.J
James Gordon Bennett, by Benjamin Galbraith, his
attorney, complains of Amor J. Williamson and Wil
liam Burns, in custody, etc., of a plea of trespass on
the case.
For that, whereas, the said -plaintiff, now, is a good,
true, honest, and faithful resident of this State, and as
such, hath always behaved and conducted himself,
and until the committing of the several grievances by
the said defendants, as hereinafter mentioned, was al
ways respected, esteemed and accepted by and
amongst all his neighbors, and other good and worthy
citizens of this State, to whom he was in anywise
known, to be a person of good name, fame, and credit,
to wit: at the city of New York, in the county of
New York, aforesaid.
And whereas, also, the said plaintiff hath not ever
r been guilty, nor until the time of the committing of
• the said several grievances by the said defendants, as
hereinafter mentioned been suspected to have been
guilty of the offences and misconduct, as herinafter
> mentioned, to have been charged and imputed to him,
the said plaintiff, or any other such offences or mis
conduct, by means of which said premises, he. the
. said plaintiff, before the committing of the said several
grievances by the said defendants, as hereinafter
3 mentioned, had deservedly obtained the good opinion
and credit of all his neignbors, and other good and
' worthj’ citizens of this State to whom he was in any
, wise knbwn, to wit: at the city of New York, in the
county of New York, aforesaid.
l And whereas, also, befpre the committing of the
j said several grievances, by the said defendants, here
-1 inafter mentioned, certain transactions took place be
tween the plaintiff and one John Tryon, whereby the
> said John Tryon became indebted'to the said plain*
_ tiff, to wit: at the city of New York, in the county of
New York, aforessid.
• Yet the said defendants, well knowing the premises,
but greatly envying the happy state and condition of
= the said plaintiff, and contriving, and wickedly and
maliciously intending to injure the said plaintiffin
his said good name, fame, and credit, and to bring him
_ into public scandal, infamy, and disgrace with, and
amongst all his neighbors, and other good and worthy
- citizens of this State, and to cause it to be suspected
and believed by those neighbors and citizens, that the
J said plaintiff was and had been guilty of the offences
. and misconduct hereinafter mentioned to have been
imputed to him, and to vex, harrass, oppress, impov
e erish, and wholly ruin him, the said plaintiff, hereto
fore, to wit: on the sixteenth day of January, in the
1 year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and
forty-eight, at the city of New York, in the county of
5 New 1 ork, aforesaid, in a certain newspaper, called
_ the “ Sunday Dispatch,” falsely, wickedly, and mali
ciously, did write and publish, and cause and procure
to be published of and concerning the said plaintiff,
and of and concerning the said plaintiff’s transactions
it with the said John Tryon, a certain false, scandalous,
malicious, and defamatory libel, containing amongst
c other things, the false, scandalous, malicious, defa
-0 matory, and libellous matter following, of and con
earning the said plaintiff, and of and concerning the
U said plaintiff’s transactions with the said John Tryon,
, that is to say: “Sometime about the year 1831, there
■’ was a Sunday paper in this city, termed the Sunday
I Courier, which was started by John Tyron (the said
John Tryon meaning). This establishment Tryon
" (meaning the said John Tryon,) sold to Bennett, (the
, said plaintiff meaning,) who gave his note (the said
I- plaintiff’s note meaning) for the purchase money and
. which note (the note of the said plaintiff'meaning,)
■ Tryon (the said John Tryon meaning,) paid away
r without recourse to himself. The man who took the
note (the said plaintiff’s note meaning,) was, at that
L- time well oft—the money was of no consequence to
him, and Bennett (meaning the said plaintiff,) got
possession of the types. press, etc., but he (the said
r- plaintiff meaning,) not having the ability to make a
Sunday paper go, it died off. When the note (the said
y plaintiff’s note meaning,) became due, Bennett (the
said plaintiff meaning,) could not pay, and begged the
l " holder of the note (the note of the said plaintiff mcan
v ing,) to wait. The man did wait and some years after
J Bennett (the said plaintiff meaning,) having got on the
note (the said plaintiff’s note meaning,) was sued but
Bennett (the said plaintiff meaning,) pleaded the sta
ll tute of limitations and got off scot free.” And the said
, plaintiffin fact says, that the said defendants thereby
' meant and intended it to be understood and believed
►_ that the said plaintiff bought the types and press etc ’
of the said John Tryon, and first dishonestly delayed’
and afterwards fraudulently refused to pay for the
, same any valuable consideration whatsoever. And
a the said plaintiff further in fact says, that the said de
fendants thereby meant and intended to and did hold
;L the said plaintiff up to odium, ridicule, and contempt
o P.y insinuating and endeavoring to cause it to be be
iieved-»nd by causing it to be suspected that the said
plaintiff was a dishonorable and dishonest person, and
capable of buying the types and press, etc., of the
y said John 1 ryon, and afterwards of cheating him out
e of their value. . s out
And the said plaintiff in fact, further says, that the
L- said defendants further contriving and intending as
aforesaid heretofore, to wit: on the day and year afore
said. at the city of New York, in the county ol New
f . ■ aforesaid,in a certain other newspapercalled the
Sunday ffispatch ” falsely wickedly, and maltoious-
;■ ly did compose, and publish, and cause and procure
to be published ol and concerning the said plaintiff
'■ an A°f, Bn<l concemiiig the said plaintiff’s transactions
with the said John 1 ryon, a certain other false, scan
dalous, malicious and defamatory libel containing
a amongst other things the false, scandalous, malicious
defamatory and libellous matter following of Sffi
0 cerning the said plaintiff and of and concerning the
said plaintiff’s said transactions with the said Sohn
e Iryon, that is to say: “ Sometime about the year one
thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, there was a
Sunday paper in this city termed the Sunday Courier
which was started by John Tryon (the said John
Tryon meaning). This establishment Tryon (mean
mg.the said John Tryon,) sold to Bennett (trifid
plmntiffmoaning,) who gave his note (the note of the
a said plaintift meaning,) for the purchase money and
which note (the note oi the said plaintiff meahlng,)
l- Tryon (the said John Tryon meaning.) paid away
, without recourse to himself ( meaning the said John
Tryon)-. The man who took the note (the note of the
| said plamtifl meaning,) was at that time well off the
Wf> ney .'Y as ,°l consequence to him, and Bennett
s (the said plaintiff meaning,) got possession of the
types, press etc., but he (the said plaintiff meaning,)
“£■ h . a Ju n|r ability to make ? Sunday paper go, it died
off. When the note (the saiduote ol the said plaintiff
meaning,) became due, Bennett (the said plaint f
. meaning.Jcouldnot pay and begged the holder of the
note (the note of the said plaintiff meaning.) to wait
s The mail did wait, and some years after Bennett (the
said plaintiff meaning,) having got on the note (the
note of the said plaiiitirt meaning,) was sued, but Ben-
0 nett (the said plaintiff meaning! pleaded the statute
oi limitations and got oil scot free.” And the said
t plaintiff further in fact says, that the said defendants
thereby meant and intended to cause it to be under,
stood and believed that the said plaintiff was poor and
f without money, and unable te pay his debts. And the
said plaintiff lurther, in fact, says, that the said de
s fendants thereby meant and intended to, and did hold
the said plaintiff up to odium, ridicule, and contempt
I by insinuating and endeavoring to cause it to be be
j heved, and by causing it to be suspected that the
fo lal a tl hisdelits Or and < * estltute 01 money and unable
’ . ? ail ! Plaintiff in fact, further says, that the
, said defendants further contriving and intendin'” as
. aforesaid heretofore, to wit: on the day and y’eS
’ fc S v„ d ’ t a ir the C, V pfNew J? rk - in tho county of
1 New York aforesaid, in a certain other newspaper
called the bunday Despatch,” fafsely wickedlv
r and maliciously did print and publish, and cause and
e b i e p P blls , lied 01 and concerning the said
“ plaintiff and of and concerning the said plaintiff’s
,t transactions with the said John Tyron, andlof and
concerning the supposed note, supposed to have been
t given by the said plaintift to the said John Tryon 6 a
certain other false, scandalous, malicious and defam’a
e tory libel, containing amongst other things, the false
scandalous, malicious, defamatory and libellous mat ;
ter following of and concerning the said plaintiff and
- of.sjul concerning the said plaintiff’s said transactions
with the said John iryon, andol and concerning the
supposed note supposed to have been given by the
. ?. a > d Plaintiff to the said John Tryon, that is to saw
Sometime about the year one thousand eight hum
, deed and thirty four, there was a Sunday paper in the
city termed the Sunday Courier, which was started
p by John Tryon (the said John Tryon meaning). This
, establishment 1 ryon (meaning the said John Tryon )
j sold to Bennett (meaning the said plaintiff,) who gave
- his note (the said supposed note of the said plaintiff
meaning,) for the purchase money and which note,
(the said supposed note of the said plaintiff meaning.)
Tryon (the said John Iryon meaning) paid away
1 without recourse to himself (meaning the said John
Iryon). lhe man who took the note, (the said sup
, posed note of the said plaintiff meaning,) was at that
7 time well oft, the money was of no consequence to
him and Bennett (the said plaintiff meaning,) got pos
j session of the types, press, etc., but he (thesaid plain
a tld meaning,) not having ability to make a Sunday
paper go. it died oft. When the note (the said sup-
1 °‘ 1 meaning ) became due
?®anett ( th . e S i a J d meanmg)could not pay and
/ k£?£ ed the holder of the? note (the said supposed note
of the said plaintift meaning) to wait, the man did wait
, and some years after, Bennett (the said plaintift
meaning ) haying got on the note (the said supposed
e s^ d P 1 ? 1 ?. 1 ’? meaning,) was sued, but Ben-
n rv’ '.the said plaintiff meaning,) pleaded the statute
of limitations and got oft scot free.”
s And the said plaintiff, in fact, says, that the said de
fendants. in and by the said last mentioned false, scan-
P dalous, malicious, and defamatory libel in this count
mentioned, meant and intended to cause it to be un
’ derstood and believed, that the said plaintiff, by hum
j ble solicitations obtained further time for the pay
ment ol his said supposed note, which time he after-
V wards actually contrived and successfully used as
• grounds for resisting the payment of the said sun-
' posed note. 1
And the said plaintiff in fact, further says, that the
said defendants, in, and by the said last mentioned
, false, scandalous, malicious and defamatory libel
• a P d , in tended, to cause it to be understoo and
, believed, that the said plaintift by subtle artifice and
f legal technicalities, successfully resisted the pay
ment oi a certain supposed note.supposed to have
1 been given by the said plaintiff to the said John
’ A nd f aid plamtifl’, in fact, further says, that the
said defendants further continuing and intending as
aforesaid heretofore, to wit, on the day and year
. aforesaid, at the City of New York, in the County of
New York aforesaid, in a certain other newspaper
) called the - Sunday Despatch,” falsely, wickedly. I
and maliciously did write, compose, print, and pub
lish and cause and procure to be written, composed,
. printed, and published, of and concerning the said
plaintiff,and of and concerning the said plaintiff’s said
. transactions with the said John Tryon, and of and
concerning a certain supposed note, supposed to have
been given by the said plaintiff to the said John
Iryon, a certain other false, scandalous, malicious.
' del ,amatory libel, containing amongst other things j
• „ lalse > scandalous, malicious, defamatory, and >
libellous matter, following of and concerning the said
- plainttft, and of and concerning the said plaintiff’s
, transactions with the said John Tryon, and of and
concerning a supposed note, supposed to have been
- given by the said plaintiff to the said John Tryon:
that is to say: Sometime about the year one thousand
. eight hundred and thirty-four, there was a Sunday
paper in this city termed the “ Sunday Courier”
• winch was started by JolinTryon.fthe said JohnTryon
i rhlS v establishment, Tryon (meaning the
said John Iryon) sold to Bennett (meaning the said
plaintift) who “ gave his note” (the supposed note of
the said plaintift meaning) “for the purchase money
and. which note” (the said supposed note of the said
plaintift meaning) “ Tryon” (the said John Tryon
> meaning) “ paid away without recourse to himself ”
- (meaning the said John Tryon.) “The man who took
the note” ( the said supposed note of the said plaintiff
meaning) was at the time well off, the money was of
no consequence to him, and Bennett” (the said plain
tiff meaning) “ got possession of the types, press, &c.
but he” (the said plaintiff meaning) “not having
ability to make a Sunday paper go it died off. When
[ the note (the said supposed note” of the said plaintift
• meaning) “ became due, Bennett” (the said plaintift
meaning) * could not pay, and begged the holder of
I the note” (the said supposed note ol the said plaintiff
meaning) “to wait. The man did wait, and som.
( years alter Bennett” (the said plaintiff meaning)“have
, mg got on, the note” (the said supposed note of the !
said plaintiff meaning) “ was sued, but Bennett” (the I
, said plaintiff meaning) “ pleaded the statute of limita
tion, and got oft Scot free.”
And the said plaintift, in fact, says that the said de
fendants, in and by the said last mentioned false, scan-
• dalous, malicious and defamatory libel, meant and in
tended to insinuate, and cause it to be believed and
suspected, that the said plaintiff had been guilty of
, swindling and cheating the holder of the said sup
posed note out of its supposed value, and that he was
a cheat and a swindler.
And the said plaintiff further in fact says, that the
said defendants in and by the said last mentioned
false, scandalous, malacious and defamatory libel
meant, and intended to, and did hold the said plaintiff
up to ridicule, contempt, and infamy, by insinuating
and endeavoring to cause it to be believed, and by
causing it to be suspected that the said plaintiff was
a person capable of t and likely to cheat and defraud
the holder of the said supposed note out of its sup
posed value, and that he was wholly undeserving of
credit, and totally unworthy of public confidence.
By means of the committing of which said several
grievances, by the said defendants, as aforesaid, the
said plaintift hath been, and is greatly injured in his
said good name, fame, credit, and reputation, and
brought into public scandal, infamy and disgrace,
with and amongst all his neighbors, and other good
and worthy citizens of this State, insomuch that
divers of these neighbors and citizens, to whom the
innocence, integrity, and honesty of the said plaintiff
in the premises were unknown, have on account of
the committing of the said grievances, by the said de
fendants, as aforesaid, from thence hitherto suspected
and believed, and still do suspect and believe the said
plaintift to have been, and to be a person guilty of
cheating, defrauding, and swindling, and to have by
reason of the committing of the said grievances, bv
the said dhlendants, as aforesaid, from thence hither
to wholly refused, and still do refuse, to have any
transactions, acquaintance, or discourse, with the
said plaintift as they were before used and accus
tomed to have, and otherwise would have had; and
the said plaintift has been and is, by means of the pre
mises otherwise greatly injured, to wit: at the city of
New York, in the county of New York aforesaid, to
the damage of the said plaintiff of five thousand
dollars, and therefore he brings his suit, &c.
Plaintiff’s Attorney.
We have Apostles starting up every day—and
need them. It is hard to see what good they do
—but it is yery evident that good is needed/and
we must respect those who labor ever so inef
fectually to do it. We receive, therefore, with
all the reverence we can, the following an
nouncement of and concerning one Master
George Lippard:
“ Whether he or the world know it or not, he is a
true apostle—not made such, indeed, by the laying
on of any fleshly hand, whether of Priest, or Bishop,
with its solemn mockery of divine right and power
but called and consecrated by the spirit of God within
himself, commanding him to lift up his voice, and
plead the cause of those who have no utterance for
the wrongs that are crushing them—to follow directly
in the lootsteps ol his Divine -Master, however widely
it may diverge liom the beaten track of such as re
joice in the wearing, or in the shadow, ol cassock and
ol band, to impersonate the good Samaritan, through
Priest and Levite pass coldly and scornfully on the
1 other side.”
Wecongratulate theßeverend Mr. Lippard on
this ordination, by the organ of the new Church
and at the hands of several highly respectable
clergymen. He is now in the same rank with 1
Rev ..Mr. Headley. , <
Since so many literary men are becoming ,
preachers and apostles, why not give the cleri- .
cal title at once to the whole profession of liter
ature 1 I
An’undertaker advertises in the Tribune
that he has recovered his health, and resumed i
his business. “ Sich is life.” It must be a con- t
solation to the dying man to know that the un- C
dertaker who is to lay him out, and bury hirrr c
decently, has just been restored to health? t
ttteeklg Gossip.
80 Bennett talks as though he wanted to back
out of the bet with the Tribune, as to the com
parative circulation of the two papers; We shall
be surprised if he does not. One interesting fact
has been brought out by this post office test—
that the city circulation of the Herald is only
about 9,000, while for years the stereotype lie of
“ average daily circulation 40,000 ”!! has been
kept standing at the head of its columns. A lie
, well stuck to, is said to be as good as the truth.
Bennett don’t think so—he is either penitent or
prudent when an affidavit is to be made.
The Tribune has strong reason to believe
. that Henry Clay will visit this city. He will, if
he can come as the guest of the city, to be wel
! corned by the citizens without reference to party.
: This is just the way the great statesman should
, come. For heaven’s sake don’t let him be
; seized upon by any self-elected committee of
; political squirts. If any man has reason to detest
f these officious cliques, that man is Henry Clay.
Mr. Clay may go up to National Hall and see
j the Whigs, but then he must walk into Old
i Tammany and shake hands with the “ Lokies.”
I The Sachems must smoke thepipe of peace with
[ him in the the old wigwam and take him up to
’ the silver spring and have a drink all round.
1 Grand Sachem Purdy is charged with theexe
'. cution of this order.
j. fltj- We have been requested to call the atten
l tion of his honor, Aiderman Kelly, of the Second
i Ward, to the present condition of the great
■ thoroughfare of the Ward, Nassau street, be
, tween Fulton and Ann streets. This important
. street is entirely blocked up, and even the side
' walk is so far encroached upon as to be nearly
. impassable. According to present appearances,
.• this state of things will continue for several
} weeks, to the great damage of the whole street,
’ and all who are doing business in the vicinity,
i Aiderman Kelly has shown a praise-worthy zeal
; in looking after the interests of his constituents,
| and we hope that so important a matter as this
> will be promptly attended to.
i 89" Morris and Willis modestly style them
d selves “ the blood horses of the editorial profes
s sion.” We should be justified now inlaying on
r the whip, but we holdup. If the old nags feel
t their oats at last, we will nol dispatch them to
J grass.
I, “Several subscribers” request us to
i; “roast” Lippard. As the b’hoyMose of the
J Olympic would say, “Ladies and gentlemen,
> you mustn’t be down on Lippard; he doesn’t
t mean no harm.”
J 83“ The Family Companion persists in assert-'
e ing that we do not believe what we have written
with reference to Davis’ book. If our friend’
I Burdett is not more mannerly, we’ll complain to
v the Mayor and request his honor to correct him.
? 89- “ Put the bestfoot foremost” is an old in-
|. junction. “Do the best you can” is another of
s equal age and authority, and both were observed
, in a Southern theatre, where the wardrobe was
lean, not long since. Hamlet was the play, and
r the philosophic young Dane blasted the eyes of
, his father’s ghost by appearing in top boots, buff
> breeches, and a red riding coat—an English fox
i hunter’s dress.
s 89- Mr. Barker, the celebrated ladies’ hair
j dresser, No. 349 Broadway, has added two spa
’ cious rooms to his fine establishment. We do
> not see how the ladies can dispense with Mr.
j Barker’s services. He dresses hair divinely;
’ there is poetry in every curl he arranges—he is
1 more than an artist—be is an enthusiast in his
I- profession.
; J?ft>The Brunswick Statuary, now exhibiting
i at No. 396 Broadway, will remain here but ave
, ry short time. All the lovers of art should see
! the collection.
; Lieutenant Colonel Fremont has been found
I guilty, by Court Martial, of all the charges
- made against him, under all the specifications.
These charges were “ Ist Mutiny ; 2d, disobe
; dience of the lawful commands of his superior
s officer; 3d, conduct to the prejudice of good
j order and military discipline,” and the sentence
of the court was “to be dismissed from the ser
i vice.”
; Accompanying this finding and sentence,how
; ever, there was laid before the President the
i following recommendation signed by the officers
, of the comt martial:
I Under the circumstances in which Lieut. Colonel
r remont was placed, between two officers of superior
, rank, each claiming to command-in-chief in Califor
; nia, circumstances in their nature calculated to em
. barrass the mind and excite the doubts of officers of
; greater experience than the accused, and in consi
, deration of the important professional services
i b vi‘ fo the occurrence o£
those acts for which he-has been tried, the under-
. signed, members of the court, respectfully recom-
■ IT IuV d n eu to lenient consideration
of the President of the United States.”
, The following was the action of the President
' in the case, upon a review of the proceedings:
1 .." R? on . an inspection of the record, lam not satisfied
• that the facts proved in this case constitute the mili-
• tary crime of ‘ mutiny.” lam of opinion that the se-
• cond and third charges warrant the sentence of the
• Court. The sentence of the Court is, therefore, an
; proved; but, in consideration of the peculiar circum-
stances of the case; of the previous meritorious and
■ valuable services of Lieut. Col. Fremont, and of the
; loregoine recommendation of a majority of the mem-
I hers of the Court, the penalty of dismissal from the
service is remitted.
• “ Lieut. Col. Fremont will accordingly be released
• liom arrest, and will resume his sword, and report for
[ duty. JAMES K. POLK.”
It has been stated that Col. Fremont, not wish
. ing to acknowledge tn any mannei thejustice of
• the finding of the court has resigned his com
'■ mission.
' We trust that this is a mistake. No officer of
' his years, is more identified with the glory of
• this nation than the gallant and indefatigable
. Fremont. His services have been great and
1 -arduous, and his fame is imperishable. At the
i most, he committed but an error, when placed
. between Kearney’ and Stockton, and in real
' service to the country, he is worth both of them,
, and his name will live when they are both for
i gotten.
I Some of our readers may wish to know what
. probabla cause exists for all the apprehensions,
i so strongly manifested of late, of a war between
I France and England, which may or must involve
other continental powers, and the effects of
i | which would be felt throughout the globe. We
have the whole matter in the following para-
1 graph, from the Madrid correspondence of the
London Weekly Dispatch:
“ In plain English, should Isabella succumb to
, the tyranny exercised over her, the French par
ty will give the crown to the Duchess of Mont
pensier, and Great Britain will not permit her to
. receive it Then war must ensue, in which
England, France, and Spain will be engaged;
and the peace of the whole civilized world will
be endangered.”
Here is the whole matter very briefly stated.
■ Here is the reason why England has just felt
again the panic of an apprehended French inva
sion—why France, having conquered a peace in
Algiers, still exerts all her energies in gigantic
preparations for war; possibly the reason also,
why the foundries of Austria were casting shot
and shell night and day, at last advices.
An unlucky wight was lately brought before
the police m Paris, for stealing wood. Just as
the magistrate was about to pass sentence upon
the prisoner, the most doleful cries were heard
to issue from the crowd in court.
“Give us back out father,” cried the voices
of several children; “My husband, my poor,
poor husband,” exclaimed an invisible wife;
“ Alas, alas, my son,” sobbed the voice >of an
old man, “ take pity, take pity upon him !”
The magistrate, much surprised, ordered the
constables to turn out the authors of the disturb
ance. At these wotdp the cries were redoubled;
“Givens back our father,” “my son,” “my
husband I”
The crowd became agitated, each seeking to
discover the source of this tumult; the guards
were called in, the court was cleared, and during
the hubbub that ensued, the magistrate sentenced
the prisoner to two months imprisonment; but
the cries and sobs continued, though more sub
dued, ceasing only when the prisoner had dis
The court had condemned a ventriloquist.
Hurra for ventriloquism I
It is announced as a certain fact that Lola
Montes, Countess of Landsfeld, having obtained
leave of absence from the King of Bavaria, is
about to spend six weeks in Paris. It must have
taken a great deal of coaxing to persuade the
king to grant her this holiday, her duties at the
palace not permitting any prolonged interruption.
But the favorite has the gift of obtaining all her
wishes, her caprices have all the force oi law,
every thing bends beneath her sweet glances as
readily as beneath her horse-whip. It may
readily be conceived how ardent must be her de
sire to show herself with all the splendor of her
title, in all the brilliance of her fortune, with all
the insignia of her rank, to the eyes of Paris,
which has beheld hqr poor and obscure, which
had neglected her, which has even hissed, when
she deigned to pirouette before it as a danseuse,
at the Opera, or at the Porte St. Martin.
The diplomatic body having received instruc
tions upon this subject, Madame La Comtesse
de Landsfeld, will inevitably be feted by the
Minister of Bavaria, with all the honors due to
her quality. The French ministry, unwilling to
embroil themselves with Bavaria, will give her
a similar reception. She will be seen in the sa
loons of all the leadersof fashion and of jwlitics.
She will be the lioness of the season.
89- Gen. Tom Thumb has been taking more ]
money and receiving more presents at Havana ,
than in any part of the world in the same period. 1
The Spanish ladies are delighted with him. He ,
comes back to New Orleans soon, and will re- |
turn by the Ohio. I
(Dur Parisian (Dassip.
The commencement of the winter in Pane
was anything but promising. December, a
month which blonged to adisastrousyear, could
produce nothing good; in the first place uneasi
ness as well as scandal reigned throughout soci
ety ; then the grippe came'to disarrange all the
delightful projects for re-unions and soirees; but
at last these disagreeable influences have passed
away, and the season of fashion and gaiety is
now more than usually brilliant.
Novices in the world, or women who are
condemned by their mediocrity to be modest in
their pretensions, present themselves at the ear
liest moment of the opening of the festivities.
Some belles who are eager to shine, sieze the
honors of the debut, and furnish what may be
called a splendid charge of the van-guard; but
the victory is for the reserve corps. The woman
of the world, who knows how to turn everything
to her own advantage, allows’otliers to produce
what effect they may, and when the spectators
grow tired of old faces, and eagerly watch for
new ones, she appears, and thus surrounds her
self with attentions which no one will come to
deprive her of. Everything depends on seizing
the right moment.
And cn attendant, a skilful and fashionable
woman is never at a loss how to employ these
hours of seclusion. There are a thousand pre
parations to be made for their winter campaign,
m order to insure complete success! She never
has too much time, and while others compro
mise themselves by too much haste, she arrang
es her plans, and disposes her triumphs with
a wise deliberation, neglecting no detail; she
devises new and elegant toilets, and employs a
jeweller to reset her diamonds—a very import
ant article, for in the arsenal of the toilet, dia
monds represent heavjl artillery.
It is not best for the husband who endeavors
to look into his wife’s affairs—there are still
some husbands who do so—to mistrust the care
with which she has her diamonds reset each
winter, for this resetting is often an ingenious
method of dissembling the surreptitious addi
tions to her casket.
Those who imagine that the offerings of gal
lantry are lavished only on opera girls, know
but little of the world. There is no roof so lofty
that Jupiter could not penetrate it in a shower of
gold now, as well as when he made a conquest
of the Princess Diante, daughter of the king of
Argos. The shower of gold, bank notes, and
rich presents, penetrates even to the most aristo
cratic sanctuaries of the world. The more we
advance in the highest ranks of society, the rar
er becomes the exception, and the more mag
nificent the gifts.
Last winter there was a great deal of gossip
. about a husband who had lately become a
widower. The diamonds which he gave to his
wife on his wedding-day, were worth twenty
thousand francs, and those she possessed at the
, time of her death, were worth fifty thousand
■ c<wns, without lus ever having suspected this
increase of fortune. In this way many husbands
; are richer than they think themselves. We
might cite several lionesses whose jewels, how-
■ ever magnificent, have made no great demand
upon their husbands’ purses. One of these
• lionesses, who has received the generous homage
of many distinguished foreigners, Russians,
English, and Germans, possesses a magnificent
river of diamonds which increases every winter.
“Water floweth always to the river,” say the
1 envious. “This river,” adds a witty blue
stocking, “is the Tender enlarged by the con
fluence of the Neva, the Thames, and the
1 Rhine.”
’ The most brilliant soirees of the season have
been those of the Princess Matilda, daughter of
■ the ex-king, Jerome Bonaparte, and wife of
. Cbunt Anatole Demidoff’, from whom she is se
. parated. We will give but few of the details of
this separation, which took place- by order of
the Czar who decreed to the Princess Matilda
an income of two hundred thousand livres from
her husband’s estate, and jewels to the amount
’ of a hundred thousand crowns, with the liberty
of residing wherever she chose. The Princess
had the good taste to fix upon Paris as her place
of residence. The most distinguished person
ages of Paris are to be found in her saloons.
; This winter thelwo most celebrated women are
Italians, Md’lle Alboni, and M’me Guiccioh,
whose marriage with the Marquis de Boissy
has again brought her into notice The Marquis
; and Marchioness de Boissy are both celebrated
1 in their own way. Their marriage is admira
( bly assorted, and the noble couple have lost no-
• thing by marrying so late in life. Late unions
’ are best. There is almost always a danger of
f marrying too soon. Look at the register of di
i vorces, which is regularly published; the prime
! fault of these ill starred juniors was being chain-
■ ed at too early an age. Those who marry late
in life, have no time to reach so sad an end; the
■ age at which they need calm and repose over
times them before they have exhausted their
: happiness. When domestic life ceases to have
■ charms for them, and when they discover radi
cal incompatibilities in their characters, they
' easily renounce all thought of regaining a liber
ty which would be useless to them, and they re
main as they are, because their reason tells
them that change is difficult at their age, and
that after all, there are always for old people, two
. corners at the domestic fireside.
These elements this good sense are
wanting among young persons, who have the
time to gain new positions, and run after new
pleasures. The constantly increasing number
■ of separations is causing a certain degree of un-
easiness in society. Each day brings to light
new events of this kind, some of which have
been foreseen, and others are entirely unexpect
ed. Among the recently announced matrimo
nial ruptures is one which creates a great sensa
tion in the aristocratic world; the Countess de
C has separated from her husband. * *
They have been married hardly six years, and
never did union seem better assorted than theirs.
The wife was eighteen, and the husband twen
ty-four, and both possessing a thousand agreea
ble qualities besides being immensely rich.
But the husband soon grew weary of matrimo
nial happiness, and he sought again the pleas
ures of liberty. He sought to conceal his delin
quencies for a long time; but at length he either
grew less prudent, or dissimulntion wounded lhe
pride of his character and his errors became
known. Last year the Countess discovered one
of his adveiftures, in which she intervened in a
piquant manner.
This adventure was connected with a charm
ing young girl, who, after a season of eclat
and fashion, faded and died last spring. She
was a simple village girl, transformed into a
brilliant woman of the world.
Her name was Maria Duplessis; a name how
often toasted 1 But alas I the glory of youth, of
beauty, and of pleasures, is fugitive and vain.
All the prodigalities of fortune, all the magic of
luxury surrounded her. Count C was one
of the most enthusiastic of her adorers. One
night at thd opera, one of those officious friends
with whom all dissipated, or unfaithful husbands
are blessed, an excellent friend, who advised
the countess to make reprisals, said to her: .
“Do you wish to know why your husband has
deserted you I Would you' wish to know your
rival 1”
Would not even the most indifferent or most
disdainful woman have felt some curiosity at
such a question, and have anwered as she did,
“ Yes, show her to me.”
“There she is, answered the friend, as he
pointed to the box where Marie Duplessis had
just entered.”
At this moment Mane Duplessis,.who was;
yet standing, had allowed a magnificent mantle
of ermine to fall from her white shoulders, over
which floated the rich curls of her beautiful
hair. She was dazzlingly beautiful, and spark
ling withjewels. At the noise which was made
in opening the door of the box, a murmur of im
patience was heard among the audience, but
this was changed into an expression of admira
tion, when the young woman who caused the
interruption was seen. The Countess remained
silent for a moment; she changed color slight
ly, her brow became contracted, but soon re.
gaining her serenity, she replied,
“ This woman is very beautiful, but this does
not prove what you asserted.”
“ You may well believe that the Count is not
so foolish as to show himself in the opera-box of
this lady, especially when he knows that your
box is in the same tier, and precisely opposite to
it. But it will be very easy for you to verify the
fact of which I have informed you.”
“ How shall I do it 3”
“By having your husband followed. The
lady in question lives in the Cite Vinde.”
The Countess did not wish to confide her se
cret to any one; she followed her husband her
self; she saw him enter the Cite Vinde. She
followed him almost to the door of the house,
and a moment after he had been admitted, she
rang the bell, and said to the servant who came
to the door,
“ Duplessis live here 3”
“Yes, madame.”
“Give her this card.”
And the Countess, drawing a card from her
jewelled card-case, wrote upon it these words,
“Hail to thee, Maria, my husband is with thee ■■
blessed art thou among women
Then the injured Countess, being devout,
went to pray at Saint Roch. J
You may imagine Hie effect produced by a ,
card thus inscribed. The lesson was sweetly, ]
gently administered, and at the same time, full
of wit; and the husband could easily have ob
tained pardon of this fault, the first which had I
come to the Countess’ knowledge. But it is to
be presumed that he did not profit by this lesson,
since the Countess no longer contents herself .
with writing her complaints upon visiting cards,
but enters them in due form upon stamped paper 1
before a civil tribunal. „ i
JJalice Becarirex;
The Peter Funks and a Baltimore Alder
man.—A few days since one of the city fathers
of Baltimore, a merchant of considerable wealth,
having a 1 itttle leisure upon his hands, and actu
ated by a desire to see the lions of Gotham,came
on to the city and having disposed of Ins lug
gage in one of our fashionable hotels, strolled
out to see the sights.
It was not long before being attracted by the
red flag, and the continual “ Going !”—“ Go
ing ! I”—“ Last call!”—“ Two and a ’af!—an’ a
’af!”—“Bid or gone!” &c., that he was induced
to enter one of our most notorious mock auc
tion shops, where, as he supposed, a card of
knives was knocked down to him for fifty
Handing a $lO bill to the clerk 7 his surprise
may be imagined when he was very cooly in
formed that two dollars more, were required.—
There were two dozen knives on the card, and
at fifty cents each, the bill would amount to
hvelve dollars!
“ But I bid fifty cents for the whole card!”
ejaculated the troubled functionary.
„“ Fifty cents upiecc, for the card, was your
bid, Mr. , what name shall we put down 3”
Baltimore saw that he was among the Philis
tines, at a glance, and undertook to back out, by
ofleringto take back his ten dollars.
It was no go, however, Peter holds on to such
a chance and actually laughed in the face of the
victim, when he gravely informed the Funks
that he was a veritable Aldmnan, from the mon
umental city I
The affair finally ended in his being hustled
out, minus his money or knives, and it was only
through application to the Police that the bank
note was restored.
In looking at the Lions he had got a glimpse
of the Elephant.
Before Judge Edmonds—Thomas Morrell
vs. Helen M. Morrell—Defendant presented a
petition, in January last, for further counsel fees
to defend suit, which having been adjourned
over until Monday, February 21, for further
hearing, arguments of counsel,on both sides hav
ing then been concluded.
It appears from plaintiff’s affidavits that $250
had already been paid by him, that on the IS th
. of January, 1847, he, with Justice Room and
others, discovered defendant and one Mario
Bragaldi locked up together in a room in a house
of assignation, No. 219 Wooster street, and that
then defendant admitted her infidelity to plain
tiff, and did not deny her previous visits to said
house. Justice Room in an affidavit made by
him fully corroborated the statements as to the
discovery of the defendant in said house, as to
the bed having been made up that morning in
the room by request of Bragaldi, and as to the
admissions of defendant, the affidavits of a Mr.
and Mrs Russell testify to its being an assignation
house. Plaintiff alleges as a further reason why
no further allowance for counsel fee should be
made, that defendant has in her possession a
large amount of property belonging to him some
of which and to the value of about S7OO had
been removed irom his house by the sisters of
defendant on the 18th and 19th of January, 1847,
without plaintiff’s knowledge, plaintiff alleging
that he had directed said sisters on leaving the
1 house to take nothing except their clothing and
defendant’s clothing and jewelry, and that nearly
. all his silver had been removed under the direc
tion of said sisters, on the evening of the 18th of
January 1847, and that they had on the following
day packed up and removed all plaintiff’s linen,
; glass and china ware, gold watch and chain,
and a variety of other articles ; that plaintiff
had also on the defendant’s request sent her fur-
• ther articles which he valued at about SI2OO
one hundred and sixty of which was cash, that
. in addition defendant had clothing and jewelry
' to the value of about $llOO, plaintiff’further stat
ed he had allowed defendant $760 per year, for
■ her individual use, and had given her other
: moneys, and that she must have about SIOOO
laid up, that plaintiff’ had given defendant $250
shortly before leaving home, to pay her yearly
' bills and that she had not paid them, but had left
f plaintiff’ to pay about S4OO of her private debts.
• Plaintiff’s statements as to the manner in which
his silver had been removed on the 18ih of Jan-
’ uary, and as to the amount of the same, and
: as to the manner in which his property had
been removed on the 19th of January were
fully corroborated by the affidavits of Margaret
1 Hannan, a servant in his house and by Messrs,
i Smith and Clark, carpenters, who aided in tak
; ing the property down stairs, by the direction
, of said sisters and two orthree others. Defend
ant in her affidavit states that only a small part
! of the property alleged to have been taken from
: plaintiff’s house had come into her possession,
. that she had saved up no part of the money re
ceived from plaintiff, and that she had but S4O
when she left home on the 18th of January, and
; that by advice of counsel she declined answer
, ing as to her motive in meeting Bragaldi in said
, house in Wooster street, but that they were not
criminal, that she did not know, and does not
1 believe it was an assignation house, that she had
I apjilied some of the money received from plain
. tiff’ towards the purchase of horses and har
ness and small ornaments for the house,
that several of the articles sent her by plain
i tiff belonged to her having been presents to her.
f —Mary Morrill, sister of defendant, who, with
, her sister Amanda, were charged with taking
plaintiff’s silver and other property out of his
■ house, in her affidavit made in answer to plain-
• tiff’s affidavit, corroborated by the affidavit of
. said Amanda, says, that the girl Margaret
, brought to them some trifling articles of silver,
’ some spoons and a silver ladle, with defendant’s
■ jewels, and that they were sent around to a
■ friend of Mrs. Morrell, in Fourteentu street.
t Margaret says that the articles of silver packed
up by said sisters, in a large basket, and carried
■ to Mrs. Hamilton’s in 14th street, comprised
■ almost all of plaintiff’s silver. Mary and
. Amanda say nothing about the basket, but
speak of a- small box having been sent. Mary
Morrill denies the taking the quantity charged
i by plaintiff, but in this she is contradicted by
Margaret, a woman by the name of Mary, and
Lewis Piet, and others. Mary also alleges that
plaintiff was present on the 19th of January when
the property was removed, and supermtendejl
the removal; this, however, is denied by plain
tiff and Margaret, and also Messrs. Smith and
Clarke and others; the men who carried the ■
articles out of the house, agree in stating that
■ plaintiff’ was absent during the whole time of
. removal, and a man by the name of Osborn—
who was left by plaintiff in charge of his house,
states that plaintift left home in the morning,and
did not return until some hours after the ladi'es
. had left. Defendant’s affidavit is also contra
, dieted in a variety of points; particularly as to
the statement of one dozen of gold plated spoons
were au anonymous New Yenrs’ present to her.
plaintiff showed she had purchased them of
Gale, Wood, & Hughes, No. 116 Fulton street;
also as to plaintiff’s having employed Bragaldito
paint the parlors of his house, without defend
antknowing anythin" about it, and that she had
made no request to pTamtiffto employ Bragaldi,
plaintiff contradicts this statement ofdefendant,
and alleges that he employed Bragaldi at defen
dant’s express request, and he also furni hed
the affidavit of Mr. Pearse, a painter, corner of
4th and Mercer street, and the affidavit of Mar
garet Hannan, in support of his statement,
showing that before plaintiff employed him,
(Bragaldi,) Bragaldi had called at plaintiff’s
house two or three times, and at each visit had
spent an hour or two with defendant alone, and
that defendant herself had first made application
to Mr. Pearse to send Bragaldi to see her on the
subject of said painting. It also appeared on
said motion, that defendant had $650 per
year alimony pending the suit; defendant’s coun
sel contended that as the suit would occupy
nearly a week to tty it, and many witnesses to
subpoena, more counsel fee should be allowed
her for such service. Plaintiff’s counsel con
tended that she was not entitled to further coun
sel fee, &c., and that if it became necessary to
make further payments to the counsel, defen
dant had abundant moneys and means for that
purpose. Decision of the court not yet given.
In Paris, there are a plenty of female barbers
and hair-dressers, and we have a few in New
York. Those who have tried the experiment say
that it is very pleasant to be shaved or cham
pooed by them. They lather carefully, handle
the razor lightly, and arrange the hair with an
exquisite delicacy, which produces the happiest
effects. This is very likely—there is magnetism
enough in the fingbrsofa pretty woman, to en
liven the sensibilities of every hair in a man’s
But some of our New York ladies have found
out a better plan than that of the fair Parisian
hair-dressers. Phrenology opens the way to the
most delightful investigations—and we have, in
addition to private female phrenologists in num
; bers, two female professors, Mrs. Wells and her
sister, Miss Fowler, who after a suitable prepar
ation, have opened t heir rooms, and are engaged
in teaching prac ical phrenology', to classes of
ladies and gentlemen.
”Wbat physiognomy may come to be, under
the hands of Dr. Redfield, it is. not easy to pre
dict. Animal magnetism has too much of the
mysterious and the terrible, to be made a play
thing ; but phrenology is one of the most amus
ing sciences in the world ; and since the ladies
are learning it and turning professors, we shall
all have our heads felt of and turned topsy-tur
vey at the same time.
The uses of phrenology are innumerable. The
mother has a naughty boy. He gets angry,
screams, stamps, and teal's his trowsers. Her
first impulse is to give him a good spanking—
but stop, she feels his head. Destructiveness
very large! Poor fellow, he couldn’t help it;
and the pitying mother sets to work to calm that
ugly organ of destructiveness, by exciting adhe
siveness first and then mirthfulness, and very
soon the little fellow is as good and as full of fun
as ever.
A young lady has a beau, whom she has set
her eap to captivate. She feels his head. Self
esteem very large— she is submissive and takes
care not to contradict him. Love of approba
tion very large—she admires and praises him m
the most delicate manner. Acquisitiveness
large—she takes some delicate way of letting
him know that her pa stands well on ’change.
And so on—there are a thousand pleasant uses
for phrenology, and we cordially advise all the
ladies to learn it.
99- Mrs. Sharpe, a vocalist, who formerly
sung at Palmo’s music saloon in Chambers st.
was drowned in the Ohio River, week before
.last, by the breaking of an iron rod, on a steam
er, in which she and the rest of the company :
to which she was attached were passengers.
Her husband, and her sister, Miss Bruce, were
standing by when the accident occurred.
09- Mr. Mercer desires us to say that, owing
to the neaessity of rebuilding a chimney, he will 1
not be able to open his coffee and dining rooms 1
until a week from to-morrow. 1
®l)£ Wrama.
Mr. Edwin Forrest, in a speech delivered from the
staffe of the American theatre, New Orleans, has an
nounced his intention of retiring from the stage at no
very distant day. We suppose he will go through
with the affecting solemnity of leave-taking at eVfery
dramatic establishment in the country —in other
words, he will play farewell engagements wherever
he can get them, be liberal in his outlay of gratitude,
pocket the proceeds, present a few pairs of horses to
very early admirers, shake his Metamora scalping
knife in the faces of the managers, and majestically
and pathetically cut their acquaintance.
We are glad that Mr. Forrest is about to retire. He
has had a successful, a very successful career. “ Me
tamora” netted him fourteen lots in Chelsea, each
twenty-five feet front and one hundred feet deep;
“The Gladiator,” besides making “Rome howl,”
made an extensive vineyard on the Ohio river, oppo
site Cincinnati, the title deeds of which are in the
name of Forrest; “Jack Cade,” that princely agrarian,
voted his stage representative a splendid farm on the
banks of the Hudson; while “The Broker of Bogota,”
operated profitably in Wall street. What Mr. Forrest
made out of his Shakspere speculations, we are un
able to say,but when the books are balanced between
the great Bard and our distinguished tragedian, we
very much fear there will remain a heavy amount of
' indebtedness against the latter. But, leaving Shaks
pere to take care of himself, we feel a pride in con
. templating the results of Mr. Forrest’s efforts; results
, from which every American aspirant for dramatic
honors and half eagles, may draw encouragement.
■ To be sure, Mr. Forrest has presented us with no
r horses, and we have never liked his “Richard” and
“ Hamlet,” but what of all this ? He has strutted his
not very brief hour upon the stage, and now that we
are soon to hear him there for the last time, our
! heart swells with kindly feeling, and with a satisfac
j tion and delight too intense for expression in type,
. we make ready to consign him to private life. Come
on then with your farewell engagements I We are
ready, Rouse up ye huge paws and shake Mr. For.
1 rest’s hand for the last time •' Be stirring thou “ lion
r hearted democracy,” as Mr. Van Buren called you,
- when he wrote you from the shades of Lindenwald’,
and bade—
“ Farewell, a long farewell”
: to his hopes for a second term in the White House.
Mr. Forrest would speak with you ere he puts out
his professional candle. There are a few more lots in
Harlem which are worth securing. For further par.
L ticulars watch the play bills, and when you see the
l “farewell engagement” announced, secure your
’ tickets in time, for there will be a rush, and shout at
' the top of your voices when Mr. Forrest disappears
forever from the stage.’
Mr. Chanfrau has made an impression in a Tom and
Jerry sort of a piece, at the Olympic, as the represen
tative of that large and interesting class known in
[ New York as the b’hoys. Mr. Chanfrau is “one of
’em,” and it is a thousand pities that he cannot intro
, duce us to his friend “ Saxy,” who held the spout
j. when he stood on 43’s hose, and Corneile Anderson
. “ swat” him over the head with the trumpet. There
I is not much in the piece besides Chanfrau, but there
r is enough in him to keep the audience in an unremit-
■ ting roar What engine does Chanfrau run with ?
> “ Old Heads and Young Hearts,” with Mr. William
1 Rufus Blake, an old head, and to us a familiar face, as
j J esse Rural, has been the attraction at the Broadway
. during the week—and attractive it has proved. The
1 piece itself is full of bustle and action, and contains a
' good deal of smart dialogue and brilliant repartee.
5 The author must have studied Pelham closely, the
J pictures of high life being in that style and just about
[ as natural. It is what they would call in flash circles
„ a slap-up affair, and introduces to advantage Miss
Fanny Wallack, Mrs. Winstanley, Mr. Fleming, Mr.
’ Lester, Mr. Vache, Mr. Blake, a very pretty white
’ poodle, and Mr. Anderson. We beg leave to express
[ our unqualified admiration of the superb gilt chan
t delier, with its thirty gas burners, and the other fur
. nishings of the stage—and to suggest, at the same time,
f to Miss Fanny Wallack, whose genius we reverence,
r the propriety of being a little less violent in her
, mirth. Itwa&onceour painful duty to hold-a smell
ing bottle to the nose of a lady in hysterics, and Miss
I Wallack’s laughter throughout the play we have no-
• ticed, unpleasantly reminded us of our amiable and
) suffering friend.
t The Bowery theatre has produced in splendid style
' Shakspere’s Henry .the Eighth—with Mrs. Shaw as
Queen Catharine and Mr. Barry as Wolsey. The
r legitimate drama, driven out of the Park by a detach:
j ment of cavalry, under command of Colonel Sands,
j fled up Chatham street and found shelter in .the
r Bowcry. There it has been solemnly inaugurated,
[ and the genius of Mrs. Shaw, without question the
greatest tragic actress on\ this continent, has conse
-1 crated it. What influence this change of location will
have on the Park, after it has been modernized, we
| cannot hazard a guess; but meantime the legitimate
[ is triumphant at the Bowery.
- On Friday night “The Rake’s Progress” was per
formed at the Chatham theatre, followed by an exhi-
• bition of living statuary. The Grand Jury presented
the Model Artists on Tuesday as a bane, a proceed-
1 ing which undoubtedly induced the Chatham man
agement to throw in the Rake’s Progress as an anti
' dote. Without the Model Artists, the entertainments
at the Chatham possess sufficient interest and va
riety to draw large audiences.
j Mr. Bass has returned from his trip to Charleston
[ and Augusta. The papers of those’ cities bestowed
. that praise on the performances of this sterling actor,
[ which they have invariably won from the most intel
t ligent and appreciative audiences. We are right glad
t to have him back again.
[ The Park theatre re-opens on Wednesday night,
• with Mr. Booth and Mr. Brougham. They’ll draw,
• we think—Mr. Booth in his “ celebrated characters”—
, he has played in no others for the last fifteen years—
■ and Mr Brougham in Irish farce.
We learn that the Chatham Theatre has changed
• hands. Mr. Fletcher retires, and Mr. Chanfrau as-‘
! sumes the management.
} For performances at the theatre to-morrow night
see amusement column.
We need only announce Miss Mary Taylor’s bene
fit,to take place at the Olympic on Friday night next,
’ to insure an overflowing house.
I The Soiree Lyrique, a miscellaneous perfbrm
[ ance at the Opera House last night, at three
. dollars a ticket, came too late for our convem-
■ ence, and was too much of a good thing for our
enjoyment. The only idea we have of its pro
bable success, we get from having read the daily
t blackguardism of it, in the Herald, whose “ only
L musical critic” appears to have graduated at
' Billingsgate with the highest honors. Of late
as a general lule, whateverthe Herald abuses, is
■ successful.
; We met Father Heinrich, yesterday, looking
. joyous and almost rejuvenate with inspiration,
and hope. He has laid one of his great compo-
• sitio is before our first Musical Society, the Phil
' harmonic. With great cost and labor he has
prepared the parts for execution, and he makes
i a proposition so liberal that we trust it may be
accepted. This would secure the success of the
farewell concert.
What a pity that we had no Native American-,
Philadelphia, piima donna, to send with the
detachment of the Astor Place troupe, to that
remarkable city ! Had it been so, they would
have been as successful, no doubt, as in Boston,
as we had nothing of the sort, Philadelphia gave
our musical people a cool reception. It is so
near that the Philadelphians easily saw that
those we sent were not missed here ; and so
they were not appreciated there.
The concert of the Apollonians, on Friday
evening, was not fully attended; but otherwise
it was as successful as could be desired. They
only require to be known to draw crowded hous
es, as we shall see.
juvenile, but very charming musicians
give another concert, at the Tabernacle, on Tues
day evening.
We are to have the Hutchinsons again. We
trust they-will not imagine themselves called
and chosen to sing abolition fanaticism and
treason, to their camp meeting melodies, and
call out the hisses of quiet and respectable audi
The Christy Minstrels'continue their attrac
tive soirees, in New York and Brooklyn. Elton
& Vinton, oflß Division street, have justpublish
ed a large collection of negro songs, under the
title of Christy’s Minstrel. It can be had of
Stearns & Company,-141 Nassau st.
The Sable Brothers’keepuptheAfrican music
mania at Conventional Hall, Wooster street, to
the great satisfaction of crowds of visitors.
Mirth and melody are the order of the night.
Among the great musical events, in prepara
tion, is the production of a dramatic cantata,
Paradise and the Peri, by the American Musical
Institute, on the 4th of April, under the direc
tion of theclever, but rather forgetful Mr. George
Much of the best available musical talent of
the city, is engaged, under the direction of a
highly respectable committee, fora complimen
tary concert, next Thursday evening, at the
Tabernacle, to the Rev. Moses Marcus, rector
of the Free Church of St. George the martyr—a
sacred compliment.
Three weeks ago there appeared in the Globe
the paragraph copied below. No other paper
had the news, not even the Herald, which we
expected would give an official account of the
robbery. If the Napoleons were stolen, it looks
as though the coachman, arrested on suspicion
of the theft, had exerted his influence with Ben
nett and the other newspaper conductors to sup
press the whole matter. Here is the Globe's
paragraph, and again we ask, has Mrs. B. been
robbed 1
Robbery of Mrs. Bennett. —We learn that the ce
lebrated Mrs. Bennett, lady of the editor of the
“Herald,” has been robbed of some §3OO, in Napo
leons, which were taken by some one from a trunk
in her private apartment Search was made fey the
Police for the missing treasure, and the coachman
taken into temporary custody on the charge. No
thing, however, could be found to implicate him, save
that he had been seen in the sanctum on several oc
casions, which he explained, by stating that being a
little bald, he was in the habit of using Mrs. Ben
nett’s hair oil for his infirmity ! He was accordingly
dismissed. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are remarka
ble for their charities, and we are much pained to
learn that the amiable Mrs. B. has sustained the above
loss. It was but a short time since that Mr. Bennett
gave all his old clothes to the poor of this city; and
thelact that Mrs. Bennett permits the lacqueys about
the.house to use her hair oil, speaks volumes for her
kindness cf heart. We trust that those Napoleons
will be found and restored.
s3= Ogden Hoffman says that his heart and
feelings have been in every battle won by our
glorious army in Mexico. Hear him:
“ I journeyed with it when it met and passed the 1
impregnable Cerro Gordo. I journeyed with them ■
when it passed the Cerro Gordo—when the order of 1
to-night became the history of to-morrow’s fight. I
gloried in Chapultepec. in Molino del Rev, and in
Churubusco; and 1 exulted when our standard float
ed ovex* the Halls of the Montezumas. I gloried in
Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma. 1 rejoiced in the vic
tory of Monterey, and 1 was elated by that crowing |
act, that crowned our army with glory, and our na
tion with honor the memorable battle of Buena 1
It’s a safe way of keeping up with the army— (
sending one’s heart and feelings along, and rest
ing one’s legs on a good feather bed m New
York—but nevertheless, we move that the Com- t
mon Council “ rope in” Ogden Hoffman. Apro- t
pos, has the county paid him his thousand dol- t
lar? yet for his services in the Resell case ? i
Bennett’s £aw Suits,
Dictator in the Model Republic.
We have with a due regard to truth tracedjhe
tortuous courses of the malignant Bennett
through the meshes of the net of criminal law—
a net which, at least in this city, is so construct
ed that the rich, if they do not entirely escape
without punishment, of a verity but too often
come out, with only a little of their ill gotten
wealth abstracted from their well filled coffers.
Io write any thing which may be deemed a
connected narrative of Bennett’s numerous and
pettifogical litigations with those he has injured,
is beyond our capacity—for the materials being
for the most part in the possession of private
persons we cannot obtain access thereto. To
the criminal record we can, of course, at all
times refer, and from thence we have drawn
copiously, and the future biographer of Bennett
will there find the past career of that individu
r al drawn out in a very plain and simple manner
. quite ready to the writer’s hand—but to our sub
. jeet.
i Hie winter of 1844 was, like the present, re
plete with matters of interest both in a histori
; cal and political point of view. The Tyler ad
l ministration was fast leaving its accidental
; grasp of the sceptre of power and the approach
of a new election for the chief magistracy of
’ the Republic, as usual, awakened men’s minds
to contemplate the glorious visto of—pro-
: gress. In that year—as in this—we had several
■ new papers set afloat—but few of which now
• survive to bless the eyes or the pockets of their
' projectors. Among others a gentleman of
, wealth and of highly cultivated mind who was
known to fame on both sides the Atlantic, de
termined to establish’a paper in this city, which
should take at once a lofty flight and distance
i all its rivals at starting. Like Minerva it was
. to be born in full force of armor, offensive and
> defensive, but instead of proceeding from the
r brain of Jove— The Republic— started from the
s brain of Henry Wyckoff, Esquire,and we regret
to say that from some inherent weakness in its
I parturition—or from a natural infirmity of pur-
■ pose—the Republic did not live a year. The de
‘ monstration offinancial strength put forth,and the
. brilliant galaxy of editorial and reportonal talent
t which had been retained by Wyckoff, together
1 with the large capital which he was known to
• possess, frightened Bennett, at first, half out of
! his wits.
The fright, however, only heightened his
i malignity, for knowing that his new rival had
J been a little behind the scenes of the Herald’s
show shop, and had seen some of the puppets
,as they moved upon the wires,the canny Scotch
. man anticipated that considerable trouble might
i be given by his cidevant friend and coadjutor,
‘ “Le Chevalier Wyckoff.” How to get rid of
’ him was the puzzle to Bennett.
To give him and his paper a bad name, might
■ do, if it could be accomplissed, but there was the
’ difficulty, which all Bennett’s ingenuity could
not solve. At length he summoned his forlorn
. hope, Attree, to his counsels, and the talented
, and ingenious gentleman struck out the brilliant
idea of fixing the stigma of alienism on the
’ founders and conductors of the Republic. If any
■ scheme could ever make the devil laugh, as he
l plays the game of life with the angel of the
Lord, this certainly must have caused a grin
■ sardonic of approval of his two pet children.
. What, you will exclaim, Bennett and Attlee,
. the former a renegade Scotchman, and the latter
, an Englishman, to raise the cry of alien against
: an establishment owned by a man born and ed
’ treated in this country, and whose property was
. not only bequeathed to him by his ancestors,
I but was permanently and immovably invested
■ here ? Yes, it may seem strange ! But, O Hum
bug, thou potent magician, the scheme succeed
ed to h miracie, and the modus operandi was
. thus;
Attree was dispatched with the sinews of war
to Philadelphia and Washington, tn order to open
the batteries from the press of those cities, and
. by a combined and well directed fire at the new
paper, and one contributor to its columns, from
that distance, sufficient prejudice w s raised
against the establishment, to make its founders
despair of success. Then, when the poison had
begun to work, back came Bennett himself into
the ring, and although Wyckoff* showed pluck
during a few rounds, yet he found it was impos
sible to keep his face up to the scratch, pr to
make a fair fight of it any how, and so the flag
of the Republic was struck, albeit it had made
during the contest such an expose of Bennett’s
. mode of victimizing such artists as Fanny Ells
ler, Macready, and others, when they paid pre
, fessional visits to this city, as somewhat opened
the eyes of the uninitiated. In less than six
months after the starting of the Republic, its carps
of editors and reporters were disbanded, its pro
prietor had departed for Europe, and the ghost
of the concern was left in the hands of Mademoi
selle Epes Sargeant, to sing a requiem to the
hopes of the Whig party. That duty done, the
Republic, with its motto esto perpetua, was
amongst the things that were! Peace be to its
ashes, for it had but a short life, yet an eventful
Then came the libel suits thick and heavy.
During its brief career, the Republic had done
Bennett much mischief, and when the lion was
dead, then Bennett, like the ass in the fable, be
-1 gan to kick it. For these paper kickings, hex
was sued again and again, and he on his side re
' turned the compliment by other suits, for libels
published in the Republic, injurious to his reputa
tion (?) but none of them ever reached a court
and jury. Which party showed the white fea
ther first, we have been unable to ascertain; but
the truth might possibly be said to be somehow
like the taunt which school-boys use when they
cannot a fight—“ One was afraid, and the
other dare not strike the first blow.” One thing
iS very certain, that for the publication of a 3
scandalous and as cowardly a slander after
Wyckoff had left the country, and which, with
the usual malice of Bennett’s nature, was print
ed on a day when a steam packet sailed from
this port for England—thereby ensuring the re.
publication of the slander on the other side—that
a jury would have given pretty exemplary dam
ages, nevertheless Wyckoff let it pass, like the
idle wind which he regarded not. Whether for
better or for worse, remains one of the mystePes
of the times. /
[For the Dispatch.]
We hear that John Quincy Adams is ad. He wa
an old man, full of years and of honor, but are
quite sure that he was not murdered at lastl ‘‘Al
that science could do was done,”—that is, his little r«
maining life-blood was drawn away from him. He
was leeched. Death and the doctors seem to have
joined hands in Washington; as an honest butigno
rant man at our elbow remarked when we heard of
the illness of John Quincy Adams, “ Some how every
body dies that gets sick at Washington.” “ Some how”
surely. But will men, and men of common sense, and
uncommon attainments, submit much longer to be
murdered according to art? We should like of all
things to know how many of our Presidents and pub
lic servants have died a natural death, and how many
have been killed secundem artem— and when the
community will know enough to protect themselves,
their servants, and their friends, from men who are
licenced to lull. An old man, with just blood enough
creeping languidly through his system, to enable its
functions to go on, is exhausted by some sudden labor
and excitement. The life current stops from this ex
haustion. He has paralysis. What would be the de
cision of common sense as to the indication of cure f
Would it be that the little remaining life should
be drawn away with the blood that was already stag
nating from want of the life impulse ! By no means.
A man’s mind must be obscured by a cloud of learned
dust before he could make a decision so repugnant to
sound reason. “ The blood is the life,” is the lan
guage of Scripture, but half the learned world seem®
never to have learned this great fact.
If men should cut their throats, or otherwise shed
their own blood, they would expect die. but they
seem to think that there is some ma in the lancet
of the doctor which will hinder the eakening effect
of the loss of blood. If they should take poison frtm
their own impulse,they would expect to be poisoned,
and if they took enough,to die—but they seem to sup
pose that the nature of the same a ug is entirely
changed if they take it at the hands of a doctor
Members of Congress are men. Poisons are poisons,
though labelled medicines, and the lancet is quite as
efficient to destroy life as the sword. Let a feeble or
aged person, when seized with such a shock as pros
trated the venerable Adams, be put in a warm bath
and rubbed by the warm, strengthening hand of an
attendant, (as the Germans say “ Life upon life,”) and
if there is life enough left to start the languid and
oppressed circulation, it will be done. But in the
name of common sense and common humanity, let not
the poor weakened and dying organism, be drained
of the life current, or still farther oppressed with
(O- Whenever we are particularly sympa
thetic, we feel to pity Mr. Polk. Does he read
the papers ? We hope not; but if he does, how
bad he must sometimes feel! We humanely
hope that he never sees the Tribune, whose
savage and romantic Washington correspondent
consigns him, certainly as often as three times a
week, to iS the contempt and detestation of man
kind.” If this terrible “Richelieu” has no regard
to Mr. Polk’s feelings, he should think of Mrs.
P. She is the wife of a President to be sure,
but that is no sign that shef sto see her hus
band abused and called hard names.
The Tribune is a philanthropic paper, but we
will match it against any thing on this continent
for hard words. If Greeley were a fighting man
he would fire nothing but hot shot and bomb
An infant, with four hundred dollars tied
to one of its legs, was left at the door of one of
the selectmen of Bath, Me., not long since.
That child can say that it paid its’own way from
the start.
A friend writes us that Cornelius Ma
thews neVer wrote a line for Blackwood. It we
ever said he did, we did not mean to intimate
that Blackwood ever published a line of his writ*
ing. Oh dear, no!

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