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Sunday Morning, July 8.
Notice to Advertisers.
The large circulation ol the Sunday Dispatch, and
the fact that people generally have more time to read
on Bunday than any other day of the week, makes It
desirable for business men to know upon what terms,
they can avail themselves of so profitable a chance
of making known to the public, their locations, what
they have for sale, and the various Inducements they
ofier to purchasers. We propose to Insert a limited
amount of advertising upon the following terms: —
one square (of sixtbsm lines,)
One Time3l 00 | Three Months,.... $5 00
One Month 2 00 Six Months 9 00
Two Months 3 50 | One Yearl6 00
Larger or shorter advertisements at the same rates.
All advertisements intended fee this, paper
should be handed in as early on Saturday as possible,
as our large edition requires us to go to press at an
early hour.
»S- All advertisements must be paid for previous
to their insertion.
SO- Those who send their advertisements to the
office by Collectors may rest assured that they have
been paid as marked in the paper previous to their
{KS“ Advertisers contracting with Mr. John Hooper,
General Advertising Agent, for this or any other City
paper, may depend upon the fulfilment of all engage
ments he may make, as he Is a responrlble man!
The number of cases of cholera reported to
he Board of Health for the week beginning
last Sunday and ending yesterday noon (both
days inclusive) was 486.
Number of deaths for the same period 187.
Ol the cases, 279 were in private practice and
207 in the various hospitals.
Of the deaths, 86 were in private practice and
101 in the hospitals.
Increase of cases as compared with the week
preceding, 98; increase of mortality I—there
having been 186 deaths on the week preceding,
while there were 187 last week.
The greatest number of cases and deaths re
ported on any one day, was on Tuesday—loß
cases and 39 deaths. Lowest number of cases
and deiths was on Sunday—cases 38; deaths 19.
Yesterday 67 cases and 22 deaths were report
ed ; 47 cases and 16 deaths in private practice,
and 20 eases and 6 deaths in the hospitals.
In Brooklyn 47 cases are reported for the week
ending yesterday noon, and 25 deaths.
At Albany three cases, and no deaths, were
reported on Friday. At Troy from Sunday to
Thursday two deaths; at Syracuse one fatal
case on Thursday ; at Buffalo on Wednesday
17 cases and 7 deaths; on Thursday 14 cases
and 5 deaths. At Philadelphia on. Friday 34
eases and 12 deaths. At Richmond (Va.) on
Wednesday and Thursday 31 cases and 11
deaths. At Norfolk for the week ending on
Tuesday, 14 deaths.
So far it is gratifying tonotiee that the disease
yields readily to proper treatment. Look out
for the premonitary symptoms. Check instantly
diarrlicai, and be as wary of costiveness. Keep
up a proper and regular action of the bowels,
and you will do well enough.
83-The Rev. A. T. N. Vandervere (of the
town of State Rights, Ga .,) a subscriber to this
paper, has fallen into such singular errors with
relation to the tone and opinions of our journal,
that we are compelled to believe that he has not
read it with the same carefulness he has be
stowed on his sermons, ■with regard to Uto
riot in this city, we stood firm by the authori
ties, and to the extent of our influence rebuked
the ruffianism which had spurred evil passions
on to so deplorable an issue. The burning of
the Parliament house in Montreal, we denoun
ced as a vandal act, and the violence exhibited
by the tones of that dependency of England,
we deprecated as disgraceful to the age, and at
strange variance with the teachings of an ad
vanced civilization. The French interposition
in favor of the Pope and against the Roman Re
public, has met with no favor at our hands. On
the contrary we have stigmatised the conduct
of the French government as suicidal, and to
the last degree disgraceful and deplorable. But
we do believe in the new (or rather old, revived)
custom of hatching chickens by artificial heat.
The Egyptians practiced it three thousand years
ago. That eminent savant, the late Col. Fel
lows, says that long before the Exodus, long in
deed before the birth of the Egyptian princess
who discovered Moses in the bulrushes, eggs
were submitted to a mild heat, and with such
happy results, that chickens were so cheap and
plenty at the time of the Roman invasion, that
both Caesar and Mark Antony forbade their ar
mies to rob hen-roosts, as was the custom of the
Romans m their wars. In presenting our compli
ments to the Rev. A. T. N. Vandervere, of the
town of State Rights, Ga., we solemnly assure
_him of our faith in the f ructifying and purifying
influence of fire. We go in for caloric.
83- When an ambitious, pretentious politi
cian is feted at the city’s expense—when the
favored guests are permitted to swim in cham
pagne (their brains, we mean)—there are few
to question the “constitutionalright” of the
authorities thus to waste the public money.
But when a simple priest, a philanthopist, great
er even than Howard, comes to our shores, and
is fittingly recognized and received—then the '
“ifs” and “buts” of conscientious constitu
tionalists are distressingly frequent, and sympa
thy for the unfortunate tax-payers alarmingly
abundant. Pray let us ask —if the city authori
ties could induce Father Mathew to remain the
guest of the city for one year, if twenty-five
thousand dollars were voted him to feed and
clothe, while he reclaimed and encouraged, the
poor drunkard—and if but five per cent, of the
success attended his labors here, that hr s
crowned his exertions in Ireland—how mu'ch
would these same unfortunate tax-payers lose—
or rather, to put the question in the right shape
—how much would they gain ? The official re
ception of Father Mathew may be hollow, its
object a selfish one—but the people from their
unselfish hearts approve and endorse it. There
was no mistaking, or misinterpeting, V.ie scene
in Broadway last Monday afternoon. That was
honest, sincere, straight from wariri, sympathiz
ing, loving and admiring heart's. Politicians
may have been speculating on the probabilities
of an increased party vote nex.t fall —but the peo
ple saw only Father Mat’aew, thought only of
Father Mathew, hailed e,nly Father Mathew.
83- It’s the fashion, now for editors to publish
their portraits in P rte ir own magazines or papers.
Freeman Hun’. embellishes the July number of
the Merchant’s Magazine with a very clever,
well executed resemblance of himself; and
Clarke, of the Knickerbocker, follows suit. Both
the gentlemen are good looking, and with both
have the artists dealt j ustly. If it is particularly
requested by a sufficient number of our subscri
bers, that we should submit our own face to the
mercies of a painter and engraver—if fifteen
hundred will send us two shillings each, they
shall have a “screamer” of a portrait—a fine
steel engraving—which will be “an ornament to
any parlor,” some time in the fall. But our mo
desty will not allow us to do this at our own ex
pense. We couldn’t think of such a thing. But
we are willing to sacrifice our feelings, if our
subscribers will hurry up two shillings each.
83- Bangs, the “Items” of the Globe has
given in his adhesion to the new dispensation,
as proclaimed by the prophet and martyr, Jo
Smith, and is, we understand, preparing to take
holy orders in the Church of the Litter Day
Saints. We are sorry to part with Bings, and
have little sympathy with his theology. But we
know him to be earnest and sincere, and doubt
less he will consecrate his fine talents to what
he believes to be the true faith. Mr. B mgs will
proceed almost immediately to the Tongo Is
lands, as a Mormon missionary. The word has
not yet been proclaimed there.
53-We should like to hear from a reliable
source who of the “Ten Governors” ef the
Alms House and other public establishments—
who is the w/rking man and who furnishes the
supplies? If the new government ol the Aims
House, be energetically and honestly adminis
tered, and “pickings and stealings” is a term
not known, the tax-payers will save something
handsome every year. But if the devil contin
ues to be whipt round the stump, the new order
of things will be no better than the old. The
Ten Governors hold a position of great impor
tance—the people are watching them.
83- A correspondent of the Day Book says
that Dr. Mott is in the habit of speaking of the
public as the “ contemptible public.” That’s
-ngktrmretor, put in the rowels,, as you do your
lancet, up to the hub. The contemptible public
will like you all the better for it, and pay you .
the bigger fees. Kick afid bleed and skin and
flay, that’s the ticket; the only passport to sue- i
cess and popularity.
83- The Academy of Medicine has gone into ]
summer quarters, pending the cholera (conta- 1
gious or non-contagious 1) and the dog days. (
It is expected to freeze out somewhere about (
Christmas. Frost is good for yellow fever, and (
other noxious reptiles, you kno w. !
83- A destructive fire broke out at Gardiner, a
Maine, on Thursday, by which a saw mill, <
match factory, sash and blind factory, paper a
warehouse, the storehouse of Richards & Has- li
—.4 a number of dwelling houses were tl
■ nsoers that tl
Man is created to be happy in the performance
of use; and the end of all uses performed by
men, is, according to the law of the Creator,
; the well-being and happiness of the human fa
mily. Whatever, therefore, truly, properly and
il justly conduces to this end, must necessarily be
1 regarded as having the sanction and approba
-1 tion of the Deity, and to be in agreement with
'• ihe laws of his government, the design of which
3 is the happiness of his creatures. But the hap
? piness of man requires not simply those uses
j upon which more especially depend the general
interests of society, and to which we are in
debted for what may be termed the more sub
® stantial comforts of life, but also other innume
o table uses which are indispensable to a truly
’■ elevated and refined state of enjoyment.
r The Divine 'Creator -has formed the human
mind with a taste for the beautiful and the sub
n lime; and has, in the wondrous and boundless
s displays of his creation, set before man every in
ducement to cultivate this taste to the highest
e possible degree. The works of Omnipotent
e Wisdom and Love are spread out every where
Ir around us for our contemplation and admira
tion, presenting to the eye beauty and grandeur
l > in endless variety, marvellous combinations,
y inedible harmony, and consummate and peer
less perfection; and by their contemplation crea
ting in the human mind sensations of delight
which language has not the power to describe,
and elevating man in his state of enjoyment in
j comparably beyond what he otherwise could be.
' But the true appreciation of the beautiful and
sublime is arrived at only by the proper cultiva
tion of the mind; and the more thorough our
j knowledge of the arts and sciences, and our fa
miliarity with them, the more just will be our
j appreciation of the manifestations of the Divine
in nature, and consequently the more elevated
£ our happiness derived from the Deity through
e the medium of his works.
The class of people, therefore, whose particu
’ lar province it is to labor in the cultivation and
improvement of the fine arts, and the advance
j ment of the sciences connected with them, and
s upon which they are dependent, perform a part
I absolutely nooaaaary. to tho ot man
kind to the exalted state of enjoyment designed
for them by the Creator; and should, as fellow
’ laborers in the promotion of human happiness,
receive necessary encouragement and support
in the performance of their important use in a
community such as ours, which acknowledged
-3 ly stands the first among the nations of the
I earth in the general possession of knowledge,
the high privileges enjoyed, and true national
B greatness.
But there are other uses which, though they
x may be regarded as being less elevated in their
character, and by many are looked upon as sm
ful in the sight of God, are nevertheless indis
pensable to a healthful and happy state of socie
; ty; and consequently are so far from being sin
' ful, that to dispense with them would be an ac
t tual evil. We mean those uses by which provi
sions are made for the recreations and amuse
ments of life.
’ There are churches in our own city, whose
members rank among the most enlightened and
! influential in society, who think it decidedly
i wrong, and detrimental to pure spiritual devo
i tion, to have an organ, or any other musical in
, strument in their house of worship. All reli
; gious sects, with one or two exceptions, regard
. dancing and its accompanying music, as an ir
. religious and ungodly practice, and therefore to
be frowned upon and denounced; and every
species of recreation or public exhibition, the
tendency of which is to exhilerate the mind,
• and in the least degree excite merriment, is by
them accounted an unholy thing, upon which
the curse of the Almighty rests.
But we can find nothing in the Bible that con
demns music and dancing; or that in the least
implies that it is contrary to the law of God for
man to enjoy harmless mirth, or occasionally to
divert himself with innocent amusements. On
the contrary,.the Bible shows that all enjoy
ments are lawful to man, which in themselves
are not absolutely evil, and tend to injure his
neighbor, and speaks in particular of music and
dancing as an exercise which has the Divine
approbation. Dancing formed a part of the re
ligious exercises of the Jews in their public re
joicings at their sacred festivals, and is there
fore frequently mentioned in the Bible. We
give a few of the passages where it is mention
ed “ And Miriam, the prophetess, the sister
of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand: and all
the women went out after her with timbrels and
with dances.” Exodus xv. 29. “ And David
dance<l before the Lord with all his might: and
David was girded with a linen ephod. So Da
vid ami all the house of Israel brought up the
Ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the
sound of the trumpet.” 2 Sam. vi. 14. “Praise
ye the Lord. Let them praise his name in the
dance: let them sing praises to him with the
timbrel and harp.” Psalm 144, 3. “Tney shall
■ come and sing in the height of Z ion, and shall
flow together to the goodness of the Lord.
Then, shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, beth
young men and old together; for I will turn
their mourning into joy, saith the Lord.” Jer.
xxxi, 13. Jesus Christ also, in his parable of
the prodigal son, speaks ot the manifestation of
joy Mid gladness by music and dancing upon
the. return of the wanderer to his father’s house;
thus evidently implying that, so far from being
sinful, it is expressive of a state of mind that is
pleasing to the Deity: and the Scriptures, both
■of the Old and New Testament, everywhere
represent dancing in this light. The Bible,
therefore, does not condemn, but approves of
the exercise, as expressive of joy, or of a happy
and cheerful state of mind.
Innocent amusements of every description,
so far from being hurtful to man, either in mind
or body, and prejudicial to a religious life, are
highly conducive to health and happiness, and
by their exhilerating influence fit man for the
better discharge of his duties to his Maker and
his fellow man. An ascetic life is not the most
religiouis, nor the most acceptable to the Deity.
Religion does not in any meisure consist in ab
staining from what truly conduces to promote
human happiness ; but in a life of happiness de
voted to good, or in a life that is happy in doing
good. But a state of uninterrupted happiness
and contentment is utterly impossible without
more or less relaxation from our common du
ties, and a change of the mind from business to
pleasure or amusement—what the pleasure may
be in a great measure if not wholly depends
upon the taste of man himself. Amusements
therefore, of some kind or other, are indispen
sable to human happiness, and all men, accord
ing to the law of their nature, crave for them
and seek to enjoy them. The professedly reli
grotts part of community are by no means an
exception to this rule, notwithstanding their de
nunciations against the wicked practices of their
ungodly neighbors, In going to the ball-room,
the circus and the theatre. Being denied these
by the lules of their faith, they seek others of a
different character, but which indeed are no
more conducive to their spiritual welfare than
those they so unmercifully condemn. They
have their social parties, and though they dance
not, yet as a general thing they spend their time
in what is far worse—we speak what we know—
they spend their time in talking evil of their
neighbors, in exposing the weakness and frailty
of some absent brother or sister, in spreading
reports, which may be true or not, prejudicial to
one who may have displeased them, and in oth
erwise aiding to slander or at least to injure
those who by the laws of charity they should
aim to benefit. Preachers take great delight in
holding up to the light the wickedness of man
kind who are out of the church; and it is but
right that the world should be occasionally re
minded of the wickedness of those who are in
the church, so that they may not be mistaken in
their character by their high pretentions to holi
ness and devotedness to a religious life. Indeed,
justice and the welfare of society demand that
the characters of all classes of men should be
known to each other.
Men are far better and more rationally and
holily employed in witnessing the innocent di
versions which are to be seen in the different
public places in the city, and which really give
pleasure, and make man feel well disposed to
wards all with whom he may come in contact,
and happy himself in the enjoyment he receives,
than they would be in a professedly religious
party exciting each other by their conversation
to ill will and hatred against their neighbors.
Such amusements, having no tendency to injure
by a demoralizing influence, are calculated to
benefit mankind, and greatly add to their happi
ness; and are, by the laws of God and nature,
designed to be enjoyed by men, the better to fit
them for the performance of their duties to each
other and to their Creator.
Man has received from his Maker the faculty 1
to judge for himself between the right and the '
wrong, the right tending to love and good will ‘
towards our neighbor, and the wrong tending to ’
hatred and ill will. According to this test,
which is given us by him whom Christians re- t
ceiveas the Teacher sent from God, the reere- s
ations which conduce to expand our benevo- t
fence are such as are in agreement with the t
Divine law, while those which lead to feel t
and act differently are forbidden by that law. f
Consequently, the professors of religion, m re- a
ality, are, more than others, the violators of the
laws of God in the sinful pleasures which are
their delight, and which they follow. n
— h
83* If in full ruddy health, swim to-day in tl
the cool invigorating sea. If weak, debilitated tl
-w apprehensive of cholera, take a hot salt-water si
' '«« have either at Gray’s, Brooklyn, V
The papers of Tuesday morning, which gave
6 an account of the enthusiastic welcome to the
V city of the good Father Mathew, contained also
'> an announcement purporting to come from the
l * “ American Temperance Union” of the intended
d "reception,” that night, of Father Mathew by
e the Union aforepaid. As a crowd was antici-
l * pated, the price of admission was fixed at two
I' shillings!
h This is the second time that the Temperance
>- Union has insulted the decency, good taste, and
■s respectability of the city of New York; but this
il second insult is more outrageous than the first,
i- inasmuch as Father Mathew, at the very time
>- that the Union trotted him onto the stage of the
:- Tabernacle, as a show, price of admission two
y shillings, he was the guest of the city ot New
York. When Tom Marshall was similarly used
n (and Tom swore terribly when he discovered
>- the trick) he came on his own hook. Nobody
is invited him eave the Union, and the Union only
i- invited him in order to make a raise, to pay the
St arrears of Rev. John Marsh’s salary, rent and
It printing bills. Tom did this for the Union;
e Mr. Marsh fingered his arrears of salary, gave
i- Tom a common gold watch, patted him on the
ir back and sent him to Washington.
s, This last cool, deliberate outrage on ordinary
r- decency and good manners; this snapping up of
i- a great philanthropist, invited to our shores,
it hailed as the city’s (nay more—the nation’s)
?, guest; this seizing upon the person of Father
i- Mathew, a person covered and made sacred
5. by a people’s hospitality—outlaws the Amen
d can Temperance Union, and puts it at the mercy
t- of the justly excited indignation of every honor
lr able man. We intend to handle it as it deserves,
i- to expose its true character, show why it is kept
ir alive—and if any vagabond, who manages
ie through it to filch a living, instead of working
d honestly for his bread, chooses to bring the mat
h ter before a court of justice—we will prove all
we say, or suffer all the pains and penalties of
1- the law. To begin then:—
d The head, tail and intermediates of the Anu
b- nean Temperance Union, is the Reverend John
d Marsh. It is kept alive by him, for no other
rt purpose than to give him so many hundred dol
i- lare a year. As an agent for the promotion of
d temperance, it was, is, and will be pronounced
’■ a humbug and a swindle by every unselfish tem
peranee organization in the country. The
rt Washingtonians, from the commencement of
a that great and glorious movement, which
breathed the breath of life into so many thou
e sands of men given up as hopelessly lost and
3 > degraded, would have nothing to do with the
Union. Just in proportion as the Washingto
nian enterprise spread and strengthened, the
y American Temperance Union was paraljztd,
until at last, in the spring of 1842, it was bank
t‘ rupt and the Rev. John Marsh dismayed. How
3 ‘ to raise the wind 1 That was the agonizing
5 " question. Mr. Marshall, M. C , from Kentucky,
*• had just signed the pledge. The Rev. John
Marsh invited him to come on here under the
*■ auspices of the Union. Marshall came, and for
two, (we think three,) nights, crowded the Ta
bernacle at two shillings a head. By this happy
e stroke of policy, Mr. Marsh was enabled to real
d ize six or nine months’ arrears of salary, besides
y laying aside a sufficient amount to guarantee
payment for another year’s service.
l " And now what has the Union done for tempe
rance all this time I Published an almanac,
J issued a contemptible little monthly sheet, and
enabled the Rev. John Marsh to pay his market
0 bill. rent, and tailor’s account. It is notorious
y among all the friends of temperance in this city,
e that the Union, which is Marsh, is incapable of
’ advancing the temperance cause, even if it cared
y so to do It stands in the same relation to
1 the true friends of temperance that a pocket
book dropper does to an honest manufacturer of
l ’ pocket-books—a watch-stuffer to an honest
jeweler—a Peter Funk auctioneer to the vene
r rable John Haggerty. It is an exposed swindle
0 and humbug, the scheme of lazy, tricky vaga
-1 bonds, to filch a living without working for it
like other honest men. What the Mayor, what
3 the Committee of Reception, could have been
3 thinking of when they allowed the honored
guest of their constituents to be entrapped by a
e miserable, canting, showman—to be paraded at
the T ibernacle at two shillings a look—for the
single purpose of putting money in that show
man’s pocket, passes our comprehension.
- Happily the scheme failed. The city that
turned out its thousands to welcome the preach
rer of the gospel of love and hope—that hailed
his advent with the waving of banners, the
, shouts of joyous, honest love and enthusiasm,
could not muster five hundred persons in the
Tabernacle on Tuesday night. Father Mathew
has openly expressed his regret and annoyance
' at the low, mean, and vulgar trap set for him>
3 and hereafter his friends will protect him from
3 a recurrence of the swindle.
' The Rev. John Marsh is welcome to make
3 out of this article all that he can.
It has been the custom at the nurserieo on
1 Randall’s Island to allow the pauper servants,
! employed there, a few days’ liberty once every
two months. A little while ago, one of these
f servants—a very excellent servant we are in
( formed—applied to the matron, Mrs. Wiley, for
! liberty to go tothe city. Thematron would not
j grant permission. Whereupon the women went
, to the warden of the Island, and preferred the
5 same request, pleading the usual custom. Mr.
i Stearns replied, that il Mrs. Wiley had refused
* permission, that was enough, and he would not
, interfere. The woman then demanded her dis
f charge, as she had a perfect right to do. The
f warden declared that she should not quit the es
tablishment, but remain and work for the sup
port of her children, two or three of whom were
J in the nurseries. Then, and not until then, the
, woman made use of impertinent language, very
I offensive to so great a dignitary as the warden
. of Randall’s Island, who pushed the woman
I violently out of the room and, as we are are in
t formed, struck her several times. Not content
, with this, he made out a commitment, and was
. about to send her oft to Blackwell’s Island,
, when the woman humbly implored pardon,
. which at last was graciously granted, as was
, also her discharge. We invite the attention of
’ the “Ten Governors” to this outrage. The
t poor are supposed to possess some few rights.
. Poverty should not entirely outlaw them. If Mr.
, Stearns committed this outrage—if he stiuck
, this woman, whom he supposed to be helpless
, and at his mercy, he should be promptly relieved
i of duties which he does not know how to
An Escape.—An occurrence took place at the
1 village of Portchester on Friday evening of last
week, which has excited no little sensasion.
1 During a severe thunder storm, a Mrs. Mackey,
’ while closing a window shutter on the second
' floor of her dwelling, was struck by lightning,
’ and found senseless a moment after, and her
! clothing on fire. Cold water was immediately
1 applied to her face, and repeated in rapid suc-
* cession, with as much force as could be used with
1 the hand, until she was restored to conscious
' ness. Her right side, on which she received
’ the shock of the electric fluid, was paralyzed for
' more than an hour, and upon examination it was
found that her body was burned from her elbow
r to the armpit, and from thence down her person
to her foot. It then passed oft, bursting her
’ shoe, and passed into a nail on tho wall, near
’ the floor, burning a place about an inch in di
ameter, and finally found an exit in the opposite
' corner ot the house, cleaving off a small quanti
ty of the plastering.
President Taylor has issued a “ Recom
t mendation" to the people of the United States
■ to observe the last Friday of August as a day of
i fasting, humiliation and prayer—a day on which
1 we shall acknowledge our offences, and implore
■ the mercy of Providence, that he would be
> pleased to avert from us the pesi ilence which
t now threatens to desolate the land. Inasmuch
‘ as the observance of the day may bring forcibly
to the mind of the thoughtless millions, their
I dependence on the Great Beneficence for light,
■ and air, and life, we approve the “recommen
t dation.” But that it can change the purpose of
t the All-Wise, we do not believe. He knoweth
* our hearts and every secret of our lives. Every
, thought, every act of the life of man, is worship,
, adoration, gratitude; or blasphemy and ingrati
i tude. Stated periods of humiliation and prayer
i amount to but little in His eyes.
80- The Mayor han had before him several
! liquor dealers in the First Ward, who neglected
to comply with his order directing their estab
lishments to be closed on Sunday. Several of
them having promised obedience in future, were
let off. Others are in danger of losing their li
censes. Any way, the result will be the same;
the law will be openly defied, or cunningly eva
ded; licenses will be revoked, and people will
sell without licenses; trials will be had, but no
verdicts obtained. It is a bad move.
80- The last accounts from the overland emi
grants for California represent them as giving
away or leaving behind them their least valua
ble and heavy articles, so that they may be ena
bled to push on without any delay. It is feafed
that the prairies will not afford sufficient grass
for the horses and mules, and each company is
anxious to be in advance of the others.
80* The country editors of this State ore to 1
meet in convention somewhere in the neighbor- '
hood of Utica, in August. Won’t there be a 1
tremendous concentration of talent! We hope i
the wives of our country contemporaries will ■
see that their husbands’linen is new and strong. '
We trust that there will be no tearing of shirts I
in the convention. f e
reception of father Mathew.
Oa Monday aftern on the little ferry steamer
Sylph, (placed at the service of the corporation
by Commodore Vanderbilt,) went down to
Staten Island and received on board Father
Mathew. There were perhaps three hundred
gentlemen invited by the Committee to witness
the reception at the Island. The Organ says :
“ We were pained to see on board a number
of notorious rumsellers and bar-room political
pimps, many of whom appeared to consider the
whole matter a very good jokel”
Our little friend of the temperance sheet is too
innocent to harbor a moment the suspicion that
politics may have had something to do with the
official reception of Father Mathew. But let
■ that pass. There were enough on board, enough
' of unselfish, earnest admirers of the good man
to give him a hearty welcome to the city. There
is no good reason to quarrel either with politi
cal or temperance pimps, or even rumsellers,
because their own selfish objects were to be
(they hoped) advanced by the presence of Fath
er Mathew and all the attendant lionizing. As
the Organ has however seen fit to allude to the
; matter, and to express its displeasure and re
! gret, it will not be deemed discourteous to give
! the names of the principal offenders. Thomae
Riley, the proprietor of the sth ward, orMu
seum Hotel, was there to represent the rumsei
f lers, if the Organ please. For a political pimp,
’ Morris Franklin, late President of the Board of
' Aldermen, must stand the type. For a tempe
rance pimp—why whom can we elect but the
' Rev. John Marsh, who was the master of the
ring at the Tabernacle on the succeeding night!
' (Admittance two shillings') The Organ wiil
perhaps admit, on a careful review of all the eir-
• cumstances, that it was in exceeding bad taste
1 to allude to the pimps, assembled on the deck of
’ the little steamer. We dismiss the subject, con
! tenting ourself with defining the word pimp—
’ “a pander—one who procures gratification for
‘ others.” The word thus defined, we are bound
i to admit is in no way applicable to the Rev.
J ohn Marsh—since, if we have not got a wrong
■ estimation of the man, his object is to procure
1 gratification for himself. But to the reception:
r Whatever may have been the controlling mo-
■ tive with the authorities, (and we are not willing
f to believe that because a man happens to be an
I aiderman he is necessarily a heartless scoundrel)
■ the reception of Father Mathew by the people—
: by the hundred thousand of men, women, and
f children, who crowded the Battery and lined
1 Broadway from the sidewalks to the roof-tops—
■ who cried right joyously and enthusiastically
I welcome ; who, with arms raised, and handker
> chiefs waving, eyes flashing, and faces glowing
■ with happiness, thus ushered to the city this
s remarkable man—that such a spontaneous re
, cognition of pure benevolence and a truly catholic
- philanthropy, as that which Father Mathew’s
’ whole life has exemplified, is honorable to the
; character of the city, and an event and an inci
. dent to be cherished in joyous remembrance
i through many long years. It is good for Father
: Mathew to be here. It maybe that political
' partizans count on increased strength through
• his influence; it may be that speculators and
’ schemers, who have fastened themselves on to
■ the cause of temperance to make money, or gain
i power, fancy that he will play into their selfish,
: itching hands. But the people who hail the
advent of the Apostle of Temperance for the
■ good that he will do, in recognition of the good
. he has done, are unselfish, a«d Father Mathew
will so understand them We repeat, that the
: acclamations which greeted him, that the out
i pouring of public enthusiasm, that marked his
. progress to the City Hall, were honest and un
-7 selfish. The feeling was not got up for the oc
casion, whatever motive gave lo the occasion
i its official character.
The daily papers have given with careful mi
nuteness all the subsequent incidents of the
week. When the lionizing is over, we hope
that the worthy Father will be permitted to go
about and do good, in his own unostentatious
It is expected that you will pay your sixpence
when you pass the ferry-gate, unless you are on
the free-list. In the latter case, a quiet word of
recognition to the money-taker will answer.
There are a few aim-chairs on the deck of
each boat. If you are lucky enough to obtain
possession of them, don’t be fool enough to give
them up to the ladies. It is etiquette to make
room for ladies m an omnibus, because you can
crowd yourself up; but it is quite a different
matter on board a steamboat.
Hoboken is undeniably the most charming
and romantic spot within a hundred miles ol
New York. It is supposed that every visitor
will do no violence to the gentle spirit of the
woods, the sea, the sky, but continue to con
duct himself as though he were in a Christian
country, and not out of the United States, and
in the State ofNew Jersey.
It is allowable for young girls in pantalettes to
romp through the delicious aisles of the wood,
and for young men in short spencers to kiss the
aforesaid young girls in pintalettes. But it
must be done slyly, and only m the groves. On
the river walk, that winds its way beneath the
overhanging cliff, it is not etiquette to do any
such a thing.
At the hotels near the lower ferry-landing, it
is allowable to drink brandy smashers, mint ju
leps, and strong punches. But at the Elysian
Fields you must be strictly temperate, as it is a
temperance house; and tell the landlord to draw
your beer and “ draw it mild.”
Lovers, especially on moonlight nights, may
give way slightly to the tenderness of their
hearts. It is pernnssable for Laander to put his
arm round the waist of Hero, provided there be
not walking behind them an ill-natured o'd
bachelor, followed by a surly deg. Be cautious
in such a situation, to avoid scandal.
It is etiquette for gentlemen to invite ladies
to drink the spring water at the Sybil’s Cave;
and it is also etiquette for gentlemen to exclaim
after slaking their thirst—“d d good and
cheap.” It is not etiquette to cheat the little
water bearer out of his penny.
To say devil in the woods is to offend the
divinity of the groves, and mortally outrage the
wood-nymphs; but to say devil on the river
walk, is a pardonable offence to the grim old
god of the ocean, raiging, bullying and blowing
old Neptune—“ the greatest blower out.”
It is not etiquette for ladies to ride in the
swings at the Fields, unless they have pantalettes
For the rest, consult Willis or Barney, who
are authorities in matters of etiquette, and to
whom we are indebted for all these hints.
Bear in mind that according to the established
rules, as laid down by the eminent authorities
whose names we have quoted—it is not etiquette
to act naturally either at Hoboken or anywhere
The ten Governors are, we understand on
good authority, about to effect some important
changes in the internal management of the
Bellevue establishment. It is proposed to get
along without the help of Dr. Reese, to abolish
the office he holds, and place the hospital de
partment under the direct control of the Medi
cal Board of the city, assigning to the medical
students resident there the execution of their
orders. All the other duties of the establish
ment will be entruirted to a Warden. We hope
the experiment will work well, but we are very
much concerned about Dr. Reese. Though the
hospital may be able to get along without him,
we doubt very much whether he will be able to
get along without the hospital. We don’t know
that Dr. Reese’s private practice ever amounted
to much, but we are tolerably certain that it is
triflingly small just now. Dr. Reese was alocal
preacher, attached to the Methodist church; but
his public duties, or something else, compelled
him a few years ago to give up preaching. He
was a furious temperance lecturer, within our
remembrance, but he can’t cut much of a figure
in that vocation, so long as Father Mathew re
mains with us. We take an interest in Dr.
Reese, and must look after him.
fICJ- The Tribune says:—“lt is the Mayor’s
sworn duty to enforce the laws—the whole of
them. Every law should be enforced or re
pealed.” There is a law forbidding people to
pursue their usual avocations on Sunday. Not
yet repealed, it should be strictly enlorced, ac
cording to Greeley’s rule. We call upon the
Mayor, therefore, to stop Mr. Greeley from wri
ting,and his printers from setting type, and his
reportersfrom collecting news on Sunday. The
law is openly violated, Sunday alter Sunday, in
the TWhuneprinting office. The business office
is closed to be sure, but that is simply “ making
clean the outside of the platter,” while within
is Greeley and all his hands hard at work.
Surely a man has as good a right to sell rum, or
to drink it, on Sunday, as to work at his trade
or calling. Both are natural rights, beyond the
control of any law, save that which God has
written on men’s hearts. But while the laws are
on the statute book, they must be enforced,
says the Tribune— the moment they cease to be
enforced, they should be repealed. Very well—
now, Greeley, either shut up your shop on Sun
day, or shut up your mouth about the Sunday
liquor traffic.
8G- About six thousand dollars were collected
m the Catholic churches of this city, and the
neighboring towns, last Sunday, for the relief of
the Pope. The contribution by the Boston
churches amounted to only twelve hundred dol
lars. The collections all over the country will
perhaps reach as high gs thirty thousand dollars
—a very snug little sum, which it is to be hoped
will reach his Holiness’ own pocket, and be ap
propriated to his own personal comfort. Such
a disposition of the money no one will object to,
The Police Gazette has developed some most
villainous conduct on the part of Captain MoCer
ren, of the ship Columbus, and a physician,
whose name is not given. For the inforniation
of our readers, we condense the account as giv
en by that paper:—
Oa the 231 of June. Cipt. MeCerren arrived
here in his ship, the Columbus, bringing among
other passengers two Irish orphan girls, whose
names are Eliza Jane and Maty Dixon, and who
are represented as being good locking and in
telligent, who proposed to earn a livelihood in
this country by working at the millinery busi
ness. O.i their arrival here, they went to board
at a respectable house in Madison street, where
they were called on, m the course of a few days,
by the worthy Captain and tbe physician, the
former of whom commenced upbraiding the
eldest sister for not meeting him on the Battery,
as he had requested her in a note he had written
to her. She told him she had refused because
of the impropriety ofsuch a meeting, whereupon
the lecherous old scoundrel affected to be much
hurt at such an imputation on his character, and
urged his age and standing as a sufficient pro
tection for them. He now invited them to ride
with him and the doctor, when the eldest girl
again utterly refused; but the objections of the
younger sister were finally overcome, and she
started out to take a walk with them. After a
short time the doctor left them, and as it grew
dark, Capt. MeCerren desired her to accompany
him to visit a female acquaintance of his; she
hesitated, refused, and said she wanted to re
turn home; but it would not do—she must go
in, if but for a minute.
The house into which Cipt. MeCerren took
this friendless girl, upon this villainous pretence,
was the house of Jane Morton, at 83 Crosby st.,
well known as a place of female prostitution.
Miss Jane Morton, or the young woman who
opened the door, knew Capt. MeCerren, and
with a familiar recognition directed him where
to go. That where, was in the attic, in a front
dormer bed room, which looked out upon the
street, and towards Broadway.
A Mr. Cornell resided directly opposite, andit
happened that gentleman was at that moment
on the top of his own house, and was in a posi
tion to give him a full view of all that occurred
in the room where M’Cerren had taken the girl.
He saw the Captain close the door behind him,
and then, after a brief pause, in which there
seemad to be some indignant protestation from
the young female, he saw him throw c 11 his coat
and lay hands upon her to force her. Then com
menced a struggle which Mr. Cornell soon saw
was in earnest, and by the resolution with which
it was maintained by the young female, he also
saw that with her it was very desperate. The
struggle continued some fifteen minutes, when
the man gave it up from sheer exhaustion. He
now went to secure the door, when the heroic
girl, driven to distraction by the imminent pros
pect of defilement, at the moment of release,
eprang from the couch where she had wrestled
with herfate, crept out of the dormer window,
and ran along the gutter to the end of the house.
The captain now appeared at the window, when
she fled like a cat up the steep roof, and perched
upon the peak. The captain entreated her to
return, but she only moved along the peak to
wards the chimney to be beyond his sight. It
so happened that she was situated near the scut
tle, and her pursuer appeared at that aperture,
and seized her by the arm. Then commenced
a new struggle upon that dizzy ridge, till at
length tearing her arm away at the loss of a por
tion of her dress, the heroic girl gave herself to
the mercies of the slope, and slid downwards
toward the gutter. From this point she soon
gained a position on the dormer window, and
vowed that if he attempted to follow her she
would throw herself into the street.
M’Cerren now abandoned pursuit and sent up
the females of the house, who tried by threats
and persuasion to induce her to return to the
room; but she still waived them off in defiance
and refused to enter the house again. In the
meanwhile Mr. Cornell sent for the Police, who
came and offered her their protection—but still
the girl would not consent to leave her position,
and they were obliged to procure a ladder when
she consented to descend, and as she approach
the head of the ladder she was thrust through
the window and taken charge of by three police
officers, and taken to the Centre Market Station
House. The neighbors then entered the premi
ses and arrested all the women. On their road,
they fell in with Captain M’Cerren and his ami
able friend, the Doctor, and on the girl’s charge,
and the corroboration of Mr. Cornell, the former
was taken into custody.
Every thing looked right, and there seemed a
prospect of justice in the distance. Uafortu
tunately, however, Captain Seatliff, the presi
ding dignitary of the Centre Market station,
after a private conversation with the Doctor and
the Captain, entered upon his minutes a charge
of “disorderly conduct,” and consigned both
parties, the villain and the victim, to the cells
for the night. The Doctor is said to have at
tempted to bribe one of the officers; and the
Clerk of the Essex Market Police, after some
conversation with the Captain and Doctor drew
up an affidavit for "abduction” instead of at
tempt at rape, and the Captain held to bail in
only SSOO.
All these proceedings were observed by the
neighbors in Crosby street, and perceiving that
the matter was to be hushed up and justice
swindled after the most approved fashion, they
made an effort to have the Mayor give it his
personal attention, but he handed it ever to the
Chief of Police, and they finally communicated
the facts to the Gazette-
in. the meantime the Captain fearing an expo
sure, admitted his conduct to his wife, and con
vinced her that he was the victim of the girls.
He persuaded her to go and see them and offer
them money to leave, and frighten them with
the consequences if they remained. They
agreed to receive $l5O and to go to a boarding
house in Philadelphia, where their board should
be paid for several weeks; in short, until the
Captain should sail again, and the aflair blow
over. Capt. M’Cerren’s convenient friend, the
doctor, accompanied them to Philadelphia, and
after staying over night at Bloodgood’s Hotel,
introduced them into a suspicious house, where
he said they were to board. Judging that this
was no house for their accommodation, they
left and started for New York to seek redress,
for it was apparent that there was every deter
mination to ruin them at all hazards.
Since the above was written, Capt. M’Cerren
has sent us the following, which we publish as
giving his version of the story :
New York, July7th, 1819
Sir—As you may unconsciously be the means
of doing me great injustice and considerable
injury, should youthink proper to notice in your
paper of to morrow “The Romance ofVillany,”
as it is very appropriately termed in the Police
Gazette of this week. I think it right to apprise
you, that the whole afl tir is now under judicial
investigation; and the result will show that it
is an attempt on the part of designing swindlers,
to make me the victim of a well-concocted dia
bolical conspiracy, with the view of extorting
In all probability the case will come before
the authorities m the course of the ensuing
week; and in the mean time-1 beg to request
that you will do me the justice not to prejudice
it, and lend yourself to the attempt to blast my
reputation, and that of my family on the ex parte
statements which have appeared.
I am, sir, yours, very respectfully,
Rob't McCerren,
Master of ship Columbus.
Btj- James Arlington Bennett, of Arlington
House, Esq., has made a tremendous discovery
which he communicates, in a confidential way,
to the President of the French Republic, through
the columns of the Examiner. Here is the dis
covery—“ Ma conscience !”:
Four thousand men, each with a perfectly
true plane mirror, or looking glass, of twenty
inches square, can destroy an army of 100,000
men, at the distance of 500 yards, in less lime
than it will take me to write this letter to your
Let the redacted rays of all these mirrors be
concentrated in the fore or afternoon of any clear
day, (the beet angle of reflection being above 40
degrees,) on the right or left of a line of men,
and passed along the line to the other extreme,
and every man will be destroyed !
Wehope that James Arlington Bennett,of Ar
lington House, Esq., will try his experiment on
himself. If four thousand mirrors will destroy
one hundred thousand men—surely one, with a
clear day and hot sun, will be sufficient to send
Bennett to kingdom come. We wiil willingly
pay for a mirror, to so be tried.
BtJ- Hastings, of the Albany Knickerbocker,
came to town on public businessafewdays ago,
and looked in upon us in a friendly way. It is
quite the fashion now for editors to cultivate
the courtesies and amenities of life. It does
them no harm, and may beget honesty in the
little matter of "credit.” No editor who steals
from his contemporaries, would venture to call
personally on them in a friendly way.
Bt3- An analysis of Dr. Bird’s famous Homoe
opathic pills, of charcoal and sulphur, made in
Chicago, shows that they contain morphine.
The exposure was superfluous; as we published
in this paper many months ago, the admission
of a prominent Homceopathic doctor, of this
city, that they no longer give their medicines in
Homoapalhic doses.
Hon. Henry Clay.—The telegraph yesterday
brought a report that this distinguished states
man had been attacked with cholera. A rumor
prevailed in Cincinnati on Friday that he was
dead; but it seemed to be entirely without foun
80 There will be a great crowd at St. Pe
ters’ this morning. Father Mathew is to assist
in the celebration of mass.
National —The only theatre now permanent
ly open in the city is the “National,” and the
manager may congratulate himself upon his own
happy tact, in surrounding himself with genuine
talent, for the present and long past auspicious
career of this popular establishment. The stock
company, excellent in itself, and well developed
by judicious management, with the assiduous
and arduous labors of talented pens, in the pro
duction of the local drama, gives this house a
pre-eminence that is palpably realized in the
abundant nightly receipts. Next to the talented
lessee, no man has done more to elevate the
“National” to its present proud position than
Alexander H. Purdy, Esq , and we trust the
complimentary benefit, to-morrow night, ten
dered to him by his numerous friends, will be
attended by such an audience as will evidence
the high respect in which he is held by the pa
trons of the house.
“Josey the Spartan” is a rich burlesque upon
the tragedy of “Douglass,” and affords Mr
Burke scope for the exercise of his ample comic
powers—the piece has made a decided hit. Mr.
W. B. Chapman’s “ Mose in a Muss,” has also
been well received. The desire to witness
“The Mysteries” and its sequel its still unaba
T. D. Rice, “Jim Crow,” has accepted the
offer of a complimentary benefit, and the ova
tion will come off on Wednesday evening next.
Fanny Wallack and other distinguished profes
sionals have volunteered. Mr. Young appears in
“London Assurance ” —it is his role in any me
Niblo’s.—The “ upper ten” will soon have an
opportunity of treading once more the delightful
walks of their favorite resort of old—rendered
now still more delightful by ths introduction of
new features suggested by experience and ef
fected through convenient opportunity. Al
though the destruction of “ Niblo’s” deprived
the frequenters of much real enjoyment for a
time, we are inclined to believe, when they
come to inspect the new premises, they will
have no reason to regret the temporary disar
rangement of affairs. The architect, the build
er, the upholsterer, the florist, and other inge
nious artizans, have striven each one to outdo
the other, and the result is the creation of a
magnificent palace of beauty that will astonish
and delight. Theplace was opened temporarily
on the night of the 4.h, and crowded to its ut
most capacity. The entertainments provided
were of a chaste and attractive character. The
establishment has been closed since, and the
mechanical labors upon the grounds and build
ings renewed. When the whole is completed,
we will give our readers a description in full.
Broadway.—Macallister’s fame, steadily in
creasing at each succeeding performance and
becoming sounded abroad, insures for him now
large and fashionable audiences nightly. This
is the only instance within our memory that an
exhibition of this character has been successful
when brought out in a large theatre without
other aid, although the experiment has been fre
quently tried ;—and it is only to be accounted
for by presuming that Mr. Macallister is superior
to the best performers in his line who have here
tofore appsared among us, and that the portion
of the public who enjoy that species of enter
tainment are determined to have one peep at
him at least—though we see many of the same
faces there nightly—before he departs to fulfil
other engagements. Several new tricks have
been executed in as dexterous a manner as those
which first astonished the town, —and we are
informed that Mr. M. has ssarcely yet exhibited
one tenth of the wonderful feats contained in
his supernatural budget. He will remain another
week and the town may prepare itself for some
new surprises.
Burton's—There was an afternoon perform
ance at this house on the Fourth of July, and
also one in the evening. Burton, Brougham,
Johnston, Mrs. Brougham, Miss C. Chapman,
and Miss F. Hill appeared,—the houses were
Bowery—Mr. Hamblim did not let slip a
chance of reaping a Californian harvest on the
4'.h, but opened the “ B iwery ” and set his glean
ers to work. Tne harvest was a good one and
amply repaid all concerned. There are some
new arrangements in relation to this houseSgoing
on, and when Mr. Hamblin re-opens we may
expect a rich treat.
Olympic—The “ Olympic,” we are informed,
will open earlier than usual next season. Mr.
B. F. Tryon, the gentlemanly treasurer will still
continue to discharge the duties of his responsi
ble post. The company will be better than ever
before, including some re-inforcements from
England and the return of old favorites whose
interests and yearnings prompt them to revisit
the scenes of their early triumphs.
The steamer Canada arrived at this port
from Liverpool on the sth inst., at half past 6
o’clock in the afternoon.
There is little change in business affairs.
The produce markets are moderately supplied,
but there is not an extensive demand. Holders
are firm and insist on full rates.
In England there is nothing of interest.
Two of the Irish state prisoners, Martin and
O’Dougherty, arealready on board the govern
ment steamer, to be transported to the penal
colonies. There are some constitutional ob
jections to the removal of the other state pris
oners, which will probably be overcome before
the vessel will sail. The progress of evictions
still continues.
All our information from France, coming as
it does byway of England, must be taken with
considerable grains of allowance. The six
liberal papers published in Paris were sup
pressed, and their printing offices destroyed by
order of the government—throwing out of em
ployment some 260 printers. It appears that
the proprietors of one of the papers was ac
tively engaged in protecting other people’s
property while his was being destroyed. The
outbreak at Pans commenced on the 13th and
continued until a late hour in the night. On
the following day all is represented as being
quiet, and the insurgents routed.
At Lyons it was reported that the Montag
nards had been successful in their revolution
in Paris, and had constituted a National Con
vention. This created an excitement, and
large crowds assembled in the streets, and the
military were called out to disperse them,
when the rioters formed themselves into dif
ferent bodies, and paraded the streets all night.
On the following day they erected barricades,
which were attacked and the insurgents dis
persed. During the whole night after the com
bat Lyons was in a state of seige. Up to the
latest accounts all was quiet. Ledru Rollin
was not yet arrested.
Rome still sustains herself. No news has
been received of the French entering the city.
The French had made renewed overtures to
the Romans, but they refused to aecept them.
It is said the city withstood a twenty hours’
attack after the refusal of the French over
In the German states on the Rhine there is
a general insurrection going on.
The Hungarians are said to have defeated
the Austrians. The battle commenced on the
15th and lasted 64 hours. Still another battle
is represented as having taken place, in which
the Hungarians were again victorious. Noth
ing positive is known, as the Vienna papers
are silent upon the subject. The leader of the
Hungarians has given notice to the Austrians
that if any more of their countrymen were to
be executed, the most distinguished Austrian
officers captured by the Magyars would be put
to death byway of reprisal.
The Emperor of Russia has gone to the head
quarters of his army in Gallicia.
The greater part of the Russian Guards sud
denly halted on the 10th, on their march to the
south, and it is even said that parties of the
Guards, who had reached the environs of
Kowno, have returned by forced marches to
St. Petersburg- The Poles assert that the
cause of this countermarch is that a conspiracy
had been discovered at St. Petersburg and
The latest news from China says that the
Emperor has refused to open the trade of Can
ton to the British under the terms of the co
existing treaties.
The Diseases of Winter—Coughs, Consump
tion, Colds, Asthma, &e.; their remedial
and avertive treatment, &c. By R. J. Cul
verwell, M.D , author of “ Guide to Health,”
“ How to be Happy,” &c. &c.
This is another of those exceedingly useful
and popular little manuals ol health which
have had so large a sale in England, and from
what we learn, are selling extensively here. In
all the works of this author he aims to impress
upon his reader the importance of the great
truth that “ prevention is better than cure,” as
will be seen by the following extract from his
preface to the present work :
“ The physician who can most speedily and
radically effect the cure of disease is worthy
of all honor; but he who can prevent it is of
higher desert still: carefulness saves from the
flames more houses than all the fire engines
that ever have been, are being, or shall be in
vented. It is far more easy to prevent an at
tack of illness, than, when established, to ar
rest or remove it; and if by the adoption of
certain precautionary measures, easily attain
able, such attacks may be either averted or ef
fectually checked, those who are acquainted
with them will be possessed of a power infi
nitely more valuable than all the professional
talent in the world.”
Published by Redfield, Clinton Hall.
8G- The Day Book, Dr. Bacon’s paper—i very
hoggish paper in the estimation of those it han
dles without gloves—has been enlarged, and
makes a fine appearance. Itwas always smart,
and is now as handsome as it is saucy.
Almost the only musical event of the week,
that we can find to record, and we only allude
to this to show certain absurdities and stupidi
ties, was an abortive attempt to get up several
two shilling concerts at the Chinese Assembly
Rooms, under the imposing title of “ Grand
Concert by the Italian Artists.” We understand
that the proprietor of the Lafayette Bazaar was
the entrepeneur, and that Signor Antonia Barili
was principal particeps criminis, Signonna Pat
ti, Madame Valentini, Signor Corelli and Signor
Macchi! “Any article on the board only two
shillings! Cheap at half the price !” And yet
the silly people of this goodly city would not
take the bait, nor the ice cream, nor the fancy
dolls, nor the penny whistles, that might have
been had of the amatuer impressario at the same
time. Our only wonder is, that two or three at
least of the artists named, (who have lived long
long enough among us, and have position enough
to know better,) should have lent themselves to
this business, and should have appeared at this
catch penny affair. Their own professional
standing, the prices they have heretofore recei
ved from managers, and are still asking, their
very pride should have prevented them. Another
lesson has been taught them however, which
will, we hope, be useful to them. Amateur
managers are never successful; they lack the
savoirfair so essentially necessary to every busi
ness, especially to concertizing. It is no in
ducement to our public at large, to have
Italian singing at twenty-five cents, at mid
summer and in a hot and close room; those
who love such music at all, would pay the full
regular prices, if they could be induced to visit
the place; the rest could not be paid to be con
fined in that room, if it were to hear the great
est artists the world owns. But even the small
chance of attracting the curiosity of a few peo
ple or strangers, even that chance was neglected,
for no publicity through the press or otherwise
was given to the affair, and we would have lived
and died in ignorance of these two shilling Grand
Italian Concerts, had we not passed the place on
ihe evening, and observed the posters at the door
We took a glance at the room, but finding it
entirely vacant, (though long after the appoint
ed time for commencing) we saved our two
shillings, which we invested shortly after in
Mathew might hear of it. Enough, these at
tempts at Concerts were dead failures as they
diserved to be, and as we hope all similar at
tempts may prove.
Since writing the above we see the announce
ment of a repetition of these concerts, and at
advanced prices. Truly, this is the age of won
ders ! Perhaps our public are silly enough to
pay fifty cents for an entertainment, which
would not go down at half that price, but we
doubt it. Any article on the board now for four
shillings, with a reduction of fifty per cent, at
Among the musical events truly worthy of our
notice, we may as well mention several excel
lent and grand serenades, which took place here
and in the neighborhood during the past week.
The Distins, father and sons, visited Philadel
phia for one night last week, having been ex
pressly engaged, upon their own terms, for a
serenade, given by a wealthy gentleman to some
fair lady of that city. They returned to New
York on the following day, and have now start
ed upon a tour to the north, and through Cana
da, where we hope they may meet with all the
success they bo well merit. Immediately after
this tour, they will leave for Europe.
Dodworth’s unrivalled cornet band has also
been occasionally heard at serenades during the
past week. As we write this, our musical me
mory is still revelling in the glorious harmonies
of the Sestette Finale, from “Lucia,” which we
never heard played to greater perfection than
by this great band on Friday night last, before
our residence. No band we ever heard has such
an excellent repertaire, so capital a variety of
pieces suited for serenades, as the Dodwortti’s,
and in their performance of them, the serene
beauty and stillness of the moonlight night seem
ed to have inspired them with even more than
their usual genial method of playing. Truly,
if we were rich enough, (those confounded ifs,)
we would engage them to disturb our first slum
bers nightly with their delightful strains.
We were present at one of the most pleasant
Fourth of July celebrations that took place this
year. We allude to the celebration at Mr Sto
dart’s new piano forte manufactory in Tenth
street, near Sixth Avenue. This extensive
building having just been completed, Mr. Sto
dart gave an opening, or rather house-warming
celebration to all his employees, and selected
the glorious Fourth for the occasion. Long ta
bles were spread, with good, substantial fare,
and with drink that would have excited the
envy of the city daddies on the Father Mathew
reception-day. in one of the principal work
shops, and around these were seated 150-200 as
fine and intelligent looking men as one could
meet in a days’ search. At a cross table at the
head sat Mr. Stodart himself, with a few per
sonal friends, the builders of the new edifice,
and others. Toasts, speeches, song and senti
ment circulated freely alter the cloth was re
moved, and the whole proceedings, whilst they
proved the highest reciprocal regard existing
between the employer and the employed, gave
at the same time token of such kindness and
good feeling between them, that it seemed only
a great family party, the celebration of an event
in which all were equally interested. With
such men, and with such feelings existing be
tween them and their employer, the prosperity
of the establishment cannot for a moment be a
question of doubt, for no alight change or trifling
cause can even for a moment retard the pro
gress of such an establishment, or disturb the
harmonious industry of Mr. Siodart’s large
Shakspere has said, or rather made Hamlet
say, that at a certain age—
" The hey-day in the blood is tame, it’s humble
And waits upon the judgment.”
But there are exceptions to every established
rule, and it is cur painful duty to note an excep
tion to the rule laid down by the great master of
the human heart.
In November or December last, there came to
this city a middle-aged gentleman, (which
means a gentleman in the neighborhood of fifty,)
with a “ pocket full of rocks.” He rejoiced,
and still rejoices m the name of Starr—F. A.
In looking round the town Mr. Starr came in
contact with an eccentric comet of the feminine
gender, whose name is Angeline Kent, or Web
ster, or as the lady writes it (and she ought to
know) Francis Helen Webster. The result of
this uufortold (by the star-gazers) collision was
combustion on th« part of the Starr. Helen
Francis, like all eccentric ladies, and especially
like comets, continued to shine with fatal bril
liancy, although it was merely light, not heat
that radiated from her.
Mr. Starr commenced operations by making
Miss H-len Francis as comfortable as three
thousand dollars, legal money of the realm
could make a young lady, who liked pretty dress
es and everything nice about her. (It is but
fair to say that in his recent proceedings, Mr.
Starr does not take into account the three
thousand dollars.)
By and by, Mr. Starr took it into his head to
go lo California, and invited Miss Helen Fran
cis to accompany him. She consented, but so
ciety, as any one must admit, is in a very un
settled state in California, and Mies Helen
Francis must have some refined resources to
comfort her in her solitude. Accordingly a
melodeon, then a piano forte, then a diamond
ring, and we believe, a diamond brooch, and then
five hundred doilars, and soon after another five
hundred dollar note, were presented to her solely
on account (Mr. Siarr alleges) of the California
expedition and speculation. All these guages
of love, being tendered and received, Miss He
len Francis changed her mind (as all women
will on special occasions) and declined to carry
out the contract, by allowing herself to be car
ried out to California. Mr. Starr accordingly
brings suit for recovery of the property, and has
Miss Helen Francis held to bail to answer for
obtaining goods by false pretences— certainly the
most singular case of talse pretence that was
ever brought to the attention of the Courts
Miss Helen Frances has concealed the property,
snaps her fiagers at justice and declares that
Mr. Starr is a hideous old brute, so he is, that
she never “ cared for him, and does’ot now.”
As an episode in this singularly romantic and
awfully sentimental amour, it is due to im
partial history to say that a certain clerk in a
fancy good store in Broadway, knows more of
Miss Ellen Francis, and the property she has
come in possession of, than the romantic affec
tionate and cruelly treated Starr ever suspected,
when he reclined at the feet of his charmer and
gave her carte blanche at his banker’s.
The ill-staared Star is to be pitied. He has a
right to command the sympathies of all of the
masculine gender; and as for Miss Helen Fran
cis—“ Oh you naughty, naughty, naughty
The I. O. of O. F.—About 10 o’clock yes
terday morning, some Odd Fellows, members
of Howard Lodge, No. 60, discovered a brother
of Rainbow Lodge of Onondaga Co., named
Ira Gallem, dying on board a Canal boat. He
was promptly attended to, but was too far gone
to recover. The Lodge above mentioned have
made the necessary arrangements for his funeral
this afternoon. His wife is now at the William
street hospital where she was placed by the
same benevolent hands who are about paying
the last jtribute jof respect to her deceased hus- i
Mi afters.
Shameless Rowdtibm.— Had we net personally
observed the denouement of the following piece of
heartless ruffianism, we could scarcely have credited
it. It occurred on the evening of the Fourth of July.
A poor young German, who had Just recovered from
a severe and protracted illness, and has a small family
dependent upon him for support, being known to some
of his neighbors as an honest and industrious man,
obtained from them the loan of seven or eight dollars,
which he invested in fire crackers, rockets, Roman
candles and similar wares. With these in a box be
fore him, he took his position in Broadway, near the
Hotel de Paris. He had jast sold about $1 50 worth,
when a well dressed individual came up, and, taking
up the largest of the rockets, ignited it.
“ Stop, sir,’’ exclaimed the German, “ that rocket
costs fifty cents.”
“ And don’t you suppose I can pay you it, you d—d
Dutchman!” was the reply, as he watched the as
cending rocket.
No sooner, however, had it burned out than the
fellow left, telling the German to go to a place
not often mentioned to ears polite.
Half an hour afterwards, when it had just become
dark, a small party of ruffians stopped before his tem
porary stall, and, under pretence of trying the quality
ot his wares, managed to set fire to the whole of his
stock, and with a loud peal of fiendish laughter, ran
away, leaving the poor devil to look upon the ashes
of his stock of merchandise. The poor fellow thus,
after a day’s patient waiting for customers, lost his
labor, his goods, and his credit among his neighbors.
His poor family who, perhaps, anticipated a meal, to
them a feast, from his day’s profits, had to retire sup
perless to bed. When last we saw him he was wend
dlng his way homewards, with a sad and heavy heart
and tearful eye.
Our opinion is, that the city owes him as much pro
tection as it owes to the owners of the Astor Place
Opera House, and that it is liable for his losses and
ought to pay them.
If his Honor the Mayor will send to .this office we
will furnish him with the address of the poor Ger
man, and as we were partly an eye-witness to the
above, we can vouch for its perfect truth.
Kicked by a Horse.—Robert Thompson, who re
sides in 25th street, was kicked by his horse on Fri
day morning, as he was about to start from his home
on business, and had his left leg broken, and his
body otherwise, badly bruised. He was taken to the
Bellevue Hospital, where he received the kindest at
Coroner’s Inquest.—The Coroner held an in
quest on Friday, at 40 Orange street, upon the body
of Bridget Quinn, a native of Ireland, about 30 years
of age, who came to her death by the too free use of
strong drinks. Verdict accordingly:
Purchasing Stolen Goods.—Mrs. Thompson, who
resides at 124 Beekman street, was arrested on Wed
nesday morning, charged with buying stolen goods
from Daniel J. Scanlan. A search warrant was is
sued, and on her premises were found a large quan
tlty of goods, supposed to have been purchased from
Scanlan. Detained for further examination.
Thefts.—There has been an unusual number of
pilfering thefts during the week. James Kelly was
arrested on Thursday, on a charge of stealing $35 in
bills on the Honesdale Bank, the property of John
O’Heara, of No. 37| Orange street... .Delilah Jones
was arrested, charged with stealing jewelry, valued
at SIOO, from Joseph Whitten, of 103 Cross street....
Felix Elk was arrested, charged with breaking open
the trunk of Francis Bartilmay, and stealing his mo
ney. ... Andrew Thompson and Charles Clyde were
arrested, charged with stealing 18 gold finger-rings, a
pair of gold ear rings, and one gold slide from An
drew Corbitt, of 137 Division street, valued at $30....
A deaf and dumb man was arrested, charged with
having stolen $l5O from Joseph Ord, of the Sailors’
Home. ...Mrs. Glover was arrested, charged with
having stolen S3O in money and a silk dress, worth
S2O, from Patrick Kelly, of No. 8 Battery Place....
John Beans and Henry Morton were arrested for
stealing a box of sugar, worth $30... • John Houton,
John Dunn, James Donovan, James Johnson and Hen
ry Fields, (boys,) were arrested, charged with steal
ing copper from the gutter of the building No. 53
Maiden Lane... .Isaac Brown was arrested, charged
with stealing 2,085 pounds of lead, belonging to the
Corporation. ...John Ride was arrested for stealing
$9 from Frederick Werzbec Andrew Grim was
found on Tuesday night breaking the gas pipes in
Ann street and carrying off the pieces.
Just for a Flyer.—Josephine Oakley, a danseuse
by profession, becoming tired of the ordinary costume
of her sex, determined to assert her independence of
petticoats on the Fourth of July, and celebrate the
day in a manner that should accord with her notions
of patriotism. She donned the breeches, coat and
hat, and started out about the middle of the day, but
was soon overhauled by a shrewd policeman, who
knew by the laughing devil in her eye that she could
not be a man, and that she must be sailing under
false colors. She was taken to the station house, and
on the following morning was introduced to the Jus
tice, who, upon her promising never thus to unsex
herself again, permitted her to depart to her home.
The Old ’un Fleeced.—Angelina Kent, alias
Webster, was arrested on Thursday, on a charge of
false pretence, preferred against her by Frederick R.
• Starr. It appears that he is a married man,on the shady
i side of 50 years of age, and that he became enam
oured with the charms of the fair Angelina, lived
with her, and lavished money and presents upon
her. A short time since he had an attack of the gold
fever, and announced his determination to go to Cali-
■ fornla; he solicited the company of his fair charmer
i in his voyage, and she is said to have gladly con
sented, provided he gave her the means to make
some presents to her friends, whose good will she
i professed a desire to retain, notwithstanding her de
, reliction from the path of right. He gave her S6OO,
and afterwards made her presents of a piano and
■ other articles, in all amounting io $1600; and when
. she found her paramour getting ready to sail, she re
fused to comply with her part of the contract, a- d
declined to give him her society to San Francisco. He
, endeavored to prevail upon her to adhere to her ori
ginal promise, but could not, and as a last resort he
made a criminal complaint against her, when she
was arrested and held to bail to be examined. Ange
lina is a tall, black haired, black eyed beauty, of good
address, and well educated. Starr has commenced,
nr ia ahnnl tn onmmonoo on juitinn nf trover tO rSCOV
er the value of his property. A writ of replevin has
been issued and returned by the sheriff, without be
ing able to find the properly.
False Tokens.—Wm. Smith, who resides at 101
James street, on Thursday made a complaint against
Peter Campbell, charging him with passing sls In
worthless bills upon him.
An old Thief Arrested.—Rosina Myers was ob
served on Friday in Chatham street, and it was sus
pected from her singular appearance that there was
something wrong, whereupon she was arrested and
taken to the Chief’s office, where a search was in
stituted, which resulted in finding concealed in her
dress a cozen silk handkerchiefs, marked J. Alanson,
two flannel shirits, marked A. 1 and 3, two silk man
tillas, and a large black lace veil.
An Attempt to Extort Money.—Dr. S. P. Town
send, on Friday, entered a complaint against a Quaker
named Simon Wilcox, who resides in Albany, whom
he charges with attempting to extort money from
him, by writing threatening letters. It appears that
Wileox claims to have been Injured by |the Dr. to
the amount of $5,000, and stated that if he did not give
him $1,600, he would publish an affidavit that would
injure the Doctor. As the proposition was not ac
ceded to he left and wrote the letter upon which com
plaint was made. Committed for examination.
Boarding House Thief.—Mary Jane Crawford
was taken into custody and committed tor examlna
tion on a charge of stealing a shawl, cloak and other
wearing apparel from a boarding house in Barclay st.
She was a boarder in the house and is said to have
committed depredations at other housas where she
had boarded.
Receiving Stolen Goods —Thomas Dernier was
arrested on Friday evening, charged with receiving
stolen goods from two boys, knowing them to have
been stolen. Committed to answer the charge.
A Revengeful Girl —Miss Sophia Mathews was
arrested and held to answer to a charge of malicious
ly breaking some furniture at 26 Mercer street. It
appears that she rented some apartments in the house
and agreed to pay her rent weekly ; failing to do so,
she was ejected from the premises, and in the ab
sence of the family returned and committed the acts
charged against her.
Robbing Emigrants—Charles Van Sevensteen
was arrested yesterday, on a clftrge of robbing emi
grants of their baggage. Held to answer.
Stealing Jewelry.—Owen Reynolds was taken
into custody yesterday, for stealing gold rings and
other jewelry from some establishments in Broad
way. It appears the fellow went into the stores under
pretence of making purchases, and when he found
an opportunity, slipped the articles into his packet.
Old Offender Arrested—An old thief, whose
name we did not learn, was arrested yesterday,
charged with snatching a gold watch from the person
of Hugh McDonald on the 12thof May last. He was
pointed out to an officer near the post office, who ar
rested him after a severe fight, and had him commit
ted for examination.
Attempt tg Rob.—Yesterday morning, about one
o’clock, Wm. Ayres and Thomas Hudson were taken
into custody, charged with attempting to rob a drunk
en man named Bradley, while he lay drunk in the
street. Held to answer.
Theft of Pitchers.—Thomas Henry, a fellow of
sable hue, was arrested on a charge of stealing sev
enteen pitchers from a crate, lying at the foot of Do
ver street. He was committed for examination.
Stealing Boots.—Henry Metch and a fellow
named Maideau were taken into custody on a charge
of grand larceny, in stealing fifteen and a half pairs of
boots, which were found in their possession, and for
which they could give no satisfactory account. Com
Burglaries.—Henry and Wm. Martin were ob
served on Saiureay morning, near daylight, endeav
oring to secrete themselves behind some timber on
the corner of Washington and Chambers streets, and
were taken Into custody. It was afterwards discov
ered that house 49 Hudson street had been entered,
and $66 in money and a quantity of plate carried oft.
The house of Mr. McLaughlin, in City Hall Place, was
broken into on Friday night, and a lot of jewelry and
other articles carried off.
The New York Legal Observer for July,
edited by Samuel Owen. —The character of
this work is too well known to need any elab
orate notice from us. The present number
contains some most important decisions of our
courts, and some recent decisions from West- ;
minster Hall, that cannot fail to be read with
interest. There is a very able article on the con
struction of deeds in this number, and a great :
many points of practical law are discussed.
Among the reports in our State Courts we no
tice the celebrated case of Arnold and others
vs, Gilbert and others, decided by Mr. Justice i
McCoun and Judge Robertson’s decision in
the matter of the accounting of Nelson Place,
aeministrator of Adamson. This is the 7th 1
number of volume VII. The Observer is pub
lished at 75 Nassau street.
Advice Gratis. —One of the many objections urged :
against practising physicians is, that the charges they 1
make for prescribing are so high as to prevent many
who are in moderate circumstances from availing
themselves of their professional skill. Humanity
should prompt them to do what they could for the re
lief of their fellow creatures, and we are pleased to
say that an example is now set them at the Drug Store
and Laboratory, at 127 Chambers street, where there
are experienced physicians, who 'give their time and
advice, gratis, to all who seek them. We commend '
them to the attention of our readers, and think they :
will do good service to all who seek their aid.
The Dearborn Carriage.—The old Knickerbock
ers would be astonished if they could wake up and
see the style In which modern merchants transact 1
their business. For instance, Dearborn & Brother,
the great soda water dealers, have just launched a i
business vehicle that looks like a triumphal car. It '
is shaped like an omnibus, elaborately decorated and ;
drawn by four matched horses in rich harness. So i
vast is the cons ection of the concern that (as we are 1
informed by Lieut. Turnbull, the active agent of the ;
firm,) the wheels of this superb equipage are kept in
motion ftom morning till night. r
AST* The managers of the Bowery Savings Store are a
still on the tide of popular favor, and are, selling more ?
dry goods than any other establishment In town. i
General Kew Sterne.
Not only some of the leading journals in Cana
da, but some of the leading journals in England, favor
the annexation ofCanada to the Uniled Slates. The
Canadians have been comparing our Constitution with
their own, and they think that with slight alteration
they might be admitted as a State or States. They
think the change might be made without much noise,
or without producing much of a shock in the minds
or feelings of the Canadians, and without much vir
ulence or party feeling. They also think that they
would take a national pride in being thus annexed.
There is a large party In England who favor the plan
of dissolving the connection with the British North
American Provinces; and the London Examiner, a
paper of considerable influence, comes out in favor of
annexing Canada to the United States. The editor
says “We hesitate not to say, that if we and the
North American Colonies can part In peace and
friendship, the departure would undoubtedly be a
gain to both parties, but more especially to our
selves.” The Times says that “ annexation is an
idea of growing familiarity.” From the above, It
would appear that we shall soon be called upon to
admit Canada Into the Union, whether we are wil
ling or not. How will the South like this ? Will
they be willing to admit more free States at the
North, or will they oppose it as they do the admis
sion of free States at the South? We think that the
North will generally be in favor of annexing Canada.
fl®- A steamboat, called the Wyoming, recently
made the trip from Tunkhannock to Towanda, a dis
tance of fifty miles, being the first successful effort to
navigate the Upper Susquehannah with steam.
fl®" A cotton factory is just about to be established
in Sparta, Tennessee, with a capital of fifty thousand
fl®- A correspondent writes from San Francisco
that about $200,000 changes hands every night in
that small village at the gambling table.
fl®" A Louisiana planter and physician states in a
letter that he thinks It probable that the cholera has
destroyed one tenth of the slaves of that State.
QQf- A letter from Rev. D. Judson, a missionary,
dated Burmah, March 8, to the New York Recorder,
states that his wife is In a rapid decline, and he had
serious apprehensions that she would never be any
better. Mrs. Judson is extensively known In this
country as a writer, under the assumed name of
“Fanny Forrester”
fl®" President Taylor has issued a proclamation re
commending that the first Ftiday in August be set
apart as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, that
the “ Ruler of Nations” may avert the ravages of
the scourge now threatening to sweep over our coun
fl®-There are thirteen planing machines in Cin
cinnati which turn out yearly six millions of feet of
tongued and grooved boards for flooring. At a fair
calculation, it would require the labor of at least one
hundred diligent and skilful carpenters to produce
i the same result in the same period of time, allowing
the boards to average in breadth .six inches.
fl®" The New Orleans Picayune of the 20th ult. re
lates the final stoppage of the crevasse in the manner
lollowing—but five days afterwards the treacherous
■ element continued to run freely through the “ small
openings at both endsOn Monday evening, all
being ready, the floadgate was suddenly let down,
1 when the volume of water, Impeded in its flow
[ through the accustomed channel, rose several feet in
height, toppling over the artificial breastwork which
it encountered. The works, however, had been well
constructed and all remained firm, notwithstanding
the impetuosity of the current and the vast weight of
} the voluminous body of water which they were for
the moment obliged to sustain. After a few ineffec
-5 tual surges on the part of the Father of Waters to
’ overcome the barrier, the current resumed its accus
tomed flow within its ancient bed, and the Sauve cre
-1 vasse emphatically became a thing that was.”
fl®- A letter from California to the Newark Jldver
' tiser says the voice of the people In California is al
! most unanimous against the introduction of slavery,
1 and yet a negro woman and child were bought by a
1 merchant of San Francisco recently for SI9OO. The
J buyer was originally from Rhode Island and the seller
1 from Oregon. The occasion of the purchase was the
difficulty of obtaining servants.
JO®* It has been ascertained that some of the rich
s copper mines in the neighborhood of the great Lakes
i are of great antiqul'y. The Rock Harbor Mining Com
- pany have discovered an old mine, which, from ap
pearances, was worked some hundred years ago.
i They find in this mine hammers and wedges made of
’ stone, and at a depth of about nine feet from the sur
i face they find a vein of natural copper about eighteen
i inches thick, with a sheet of pure copper two inches
fl®" There was never a greater number of suicides
\ in France than at present. Not only the epidemic su
icides, which seem to ravage different countries at in-
I tervais, and then disappear together with the causes
I that produced them; but a frightful abundance of vo •
, luntary deaths which take place every year, every
' month, every day, with almost mathematical regu.
’ larity.
1 Jl®" A Mr. Petit, of Holborn, London, has discov
ered the power of making type, of Infinite durability,
, from copper, at a less expense than that now pro
' duced from lead. A font of this new type will last
« for years, and is far more beautiful than any In pre
, sent use.
I fl®" Six bridal parties went over into Rhode Island
[ last week to declare their vows upon Hymen’s altar,
■ the laws of little Rhody permitting the solemnizat.on
’ of the rites with less delay than those of Massachu
; setts.
1 fl®" The annual mortality of London Is 50,000, and
■ this number of persons is buried in only 203 acres of
■ ground. Consequently the greatest abuses prevail in
relation to interments.
r . fl®" A Baltimore slave vessel, the schooner Zeno
-1 bia, was captured recently on the coast of Africa by
• a British cruiser. She had 500 slaves aboard, and
r was taken to St. Helena.
I fl®" Catalini, the distinguished cantatrlce, died on
i Tuesday, the 12th ult. She entertained Jenny Lind
[ at dinner on ithe Saturday preceding, when the was
. in unusual spirits She was attacked on Monday and
■ expired on Tuesday. Disease not mentioned, butpro
. bably cholera.
j|®" Mr. Charles Crow, of Summit, Schoharie coun
ty, fell from a tree and was killed, on Tuesday week.
It had so bad an effect upon his wife, who was en-
J ceinte, that she died soon after.
1 fl®» The Kingston Whig of the 30th of June, al
. ludes to the sad accident t> the steamboat Passport,
1 at Cornwall, and states that sixteen of the passengers
! had already died, and others weie lingering in a pre
carious condition.
i fl®" The time fixed upon by the Government of
Mexico for receiving proposals for the construction
of the Railroad between Vera Cruz and Mexico will
be four months, commencing from the 14 h day of last
Out 0f350 persons who arrived at St. Louis on
Tnursday of last week from New Orleans, 70 have
since died of cholera.
fl®“ The Newark Advertiser announces the death
by cholera of Timothy B. Crowell, late proprietor of
the New Jersey Eagle.
fl®" At St. Louis, on the 23th ult., a Mr. Schrldie
. der was supposed to have died of cholera, and was
, taken to the grave, where a noise in the coffin being
heard, it was found that he was still alive. He is re
fl®* A gentleman of Roxbury, with his family, in
vited guesis and servants, partook of a dinner of
pigeons on Sunday. All were attacked by severe
cholera during the night, but by good fortune all re
covered.—Boston Courier.
Of all the ex Presidents of the United States,
elected by the people, Mr. Van Buren alone remains
among us. Four have died since he vacated the
Presidential chair in 1841.
fl®* A man has been fined in Boston one dollar for
being indecently drunk. What is the difference be
tween the kinds of drunkenness m Boston ? Does the
character of the liquor make it ?
fl®" A Hungarian laly, who was the means of de
livering some Austrian officers into the hands of the
Magyars, has been tried by court martial, at Prcs
burg, and sentenced to be pubhely scourged. This is
the most brutal act on record.
Trotting Gala at the Union Course.—Among
all the excitements of the day, the excitement for fast
trotting seems to rage with the greatest intensity. Go
where you will, you hear nothing but “ Mac,”
“Suffolk,” “2:26”—“You are going over on Mon
day”—" Greene deserves encouragement for getting
up such sport”—“ Largest purses ever given,” &c.,
&c., making a person almost suppose that little else
thanjtrotting occupies the minds of the great boby pub
lic. Well, how can it be otherwise, when such horses
as Mac and Lady Suffolk are coming together ? The
same feeling was manifest previous to the great race
between Boston and Fashion ; and the national char
acteristic of Americans—speed in every thing—pre
dominates when any thing “tall” Is expected on the
turf- The advertisement of Mr. Greene in another
column will explain the cause of all this excitement
A Great Remedy.—We call the attention of our
readers to the advertisement of Dr. Finch’s Vegeta
ble Eureka Plaster.” The new certificates given
in this w eek’s number are woithy the attentive con
s deration of the afflicted. We believe this plaster
will do all It promises to do, and that as .Its merits be
come known it will be hailed as a blessing. It Is for
sale by Stearns & Co., 61 Ann street, and druggists
Irving House, 7th July, 1849.
Hon. C. S. Woodhull,
Mayor of the city of Mew York :
Sir—ln answer to your communication of this date,
in relation to the observance of the jaw against the
sale of liquor on Sunday, I take pleasure in assuring
you that 1 will close my bar from the street, and only
supply the orders of the guests of the hotel, on that
day, and, so far as I am concerned, will do all in my
power to carry out the purpose sought to be attained
by the authorities.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Dan’l D. Howard.
Astor House, New York, 7th July, 1849:
Hon. Caleb Woodhull.
Mayor City of New York :
Dear Sir,—Agreeably to your request, and in obe
dience to law. we shall close our bar, at the Astor
House, on the Sabbath day.
We are truly yours,
Coleman fc Stetson.
fl®* The Poudre Subtile, Invented by Dr. Gouraud,
is an invaluable depilatory, and recommends Itself as
being an almost indispensable auxiliary to female
beauty. However much a moustache may improve
the fierceness of a gentleman’s physiognomy, what
distate does not that lady excite whose fair upper lip
is garnished with this hirsuite appendage. The Pou
dle Subtile uproots superfluous hair from any psrt of
the human body where it is applied, and is to be had
only at Dr. Gouraud’s depot for the sale of the Italian
Medicated Soap, 67 Walker street, first store from (not
in) Broadway.
There are multitudes of people, the
state of whose stomach and bowels are such,
that unless something is done, they are sure to have
the cholera. With some the stomach is sour, nause
ous and disagreeable ; others have poor appetite, food
sets bad, and the mouth tastes foul in the morning.
Others are costive, with poor digestion, the food
neither relishes nor imparts nourishment. Some have
lax, or looseness of the bowels, with occasional gri
pings and severe pain in the head or back. Others
are languid, debilitated, with a feeling of goneness,
having no life or energy to move, with no appetite or
desire for food. AU such persons are subjects for
the cholera, and should not live a dav without mak
ing & perfect revolution in their sys’temF. For this
purpose we preseat Old Dr, Jacob Townsend’s Sarsa
parilla. One bottle will bring about an entire change
in the stomach and bowels, and fortify the system
against any exposure to the cholera. It neither re
laxes or binds the bowels, but gently acts on all the
impurities within to remove them, and set free the
body from the germs or sbeds of disease. The bowels
at once become active and healthy, performing their
functions regularly and vigorously. Ihe stomach
also wakes up its dormant energies, receiving the
food with the keenest appetite and relish, and digest
ing it so thoroughly from the great flow of saliva, and
the strong, rich gastric juice which the Sarsaparilla
makes, that it never sours, and never falls to impart
the greatest amount of nutrition of which food is
capable while it produces the purest, richest and
healthiest blood that ever flowed in human veins.
Either in Diarrhoea, Cholera Morbus, Bloody Flux,
Costiveness, Foul Stomach, or in any condition in
whieh we are predisposed to Cholera, Old Dr. Jacob’s
Sarsaparilla is the best medicine in the world. If
you are seized with the Cholera, call a physician:
but if you wish to preserve yourself from it, use Old
Dr. Jacob’s Sarsaparilla. Grand Depot, 102 Nassau
street. Jyl 4t*
TWO Superior Daguerreotype Portraits of Rev.
Theobald Mathew (one at lull length, the other
a bust.) taken by BRADY, on Tuesday. 3d July, in
stant, may be teen, with niany other distinguished
individuals, at his rooms, 205 and 207 Broadway, cor
ner of Fulton street. **

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