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Sunday Morning, October 7.
DJotice to Advertisers.
The large circulation oi the Sunday Dispatch, and
the fact that people generally have more time to read
on Sunday 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 medium
of making known to the public, their locations, what
they have for sale, and the various inducements they
offer to purchasers. We propose to insert a limited
amount of advertising upon the following terms! —
ONE SQUARE (OK StXTKEH LINKS,)
One Time,...Sl 00 I Three Monthsßs 00
One Month, 2 00 I Six Months, 9 00
Two Months, 3 50 | One Year,l6 00
Larger or shorter advertisements at the same rates.
All advertisements intended for 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.
X®- All advertisements must be paid for previous
to their insertion.
j®- 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
appearing.
35" Advertisers contracting with Mr. John Hooper,
General Advertising Agent, tor this or any other City
paper, may depend upon the fulfilment of all engage
ments he may make, as he is a responsible mam
POSH ION OF PARTIES IN THE CITY. .
The Democratic Heads of Departments Con
vention have proceeded so far in their labors as
to have nominated George H. Purser for Comp
troller. This proves that there is something
more in the union than mere talk, and that both
branches of the party are coming together in
earnest. Mr. Purser was an active, energetic
and thorough going Barnburner, and he has
probably been put forward by the Hunkers, who
have in the city an immense preponderance, to
evince their desire for peace in the camp. His
most formidable opponent was Oliver Charlick,
Hunker.
The County Convention is not progressing so
harmoniously; but should they eventually pur
sue the same conciliatory policy there, whether
for Hunker or for Barnburner, they will sweep
the countylike a huiricane.
The last ballot on Friday night stood, Willett,
22; Orser, 21; Cornell, 15; Hatfield, 14; Stone
all, 1. Cornell received, upon one ballot, 20;
but, at no time during the evening, did Stonealf
stand higher than 5.
We did hope that our friend Aid. Stoneall would
have received the nomination for Sheriff. We
admit that we are rather controlled by a warm ad
miration of the man’s personal qualities of head
and heart, than by any political sympathies.
So wiih Aid. Kelly who will undoubtedly be the
Whig candidate. Here are strong men, honest
men, able men. It won’t do for little cliques of
either party to attempt to trot out their old spav
ined pomes. Both parties must walk thenr best
mettled, freshest racers up to the stand.
THE SUBURBS OF NEW YORK.
The astonishing increase in the population of
the city of New York, and its growth in wealth,
and accumulation of, and addition to, the busi
ness enterprise of the city, are better seen in the
suburbs (outside of the corporation limits) than
in the city itself. What has made Brooklyn and
Williamsburgh what they are"! And what is
making Jersey City and Hoboken 1 Simply
New York. The city expands, stretches beyond
its own borders, and covers the adjacent parts
with a thrifty population. It is a narrow policy
that would confine the city to the city itself.
Here is the central, converging point of the busi
ness and wealth of the whole country, and it
does not matter whether the citizen whose en
terprise and talent add to the wealth of the city,
resides in one of the upper wards, or domiciles
in that spot of beauty and healthfulness—Hobo-
Ken. So we thought on the last sunny Sunday,
when our truant feet carried us to the heights of
Weehawken, whence we looked upon a scene
of unsurpassed grandeur and loveliness. Look
ing below us, were stretched out the pleasant
places of Hoboken (now a place of resitlente, not
of mere resort), its palaces and its cottages, and
it seemed to us a realization of the sentiment of
the good old ballad->-
; And. oh I if there’s peace to be found in the world.
It is here, it is here 1
With a well-conducted ferry, ensuring, even m
the winter season, almost instant communica
tion with the city of New Yoik, with a good po
lice, complete order and security alike for life
and property, and then those pure airs and that
broad perspective of life and beauty, natural and
artificial, which includes the whole of the Bay
of New York, with the Narrows in the distance
—wouldn’t it be strange indeed if this fine sub
urb of our city were left alone to its innate beaa
ty 1 No, we no longer wonder that in Hoboken,
cottages and more substantial dwellings are rap
idly going up, that, in fact, it is fast becoming
.ion of our owu great and growing city.
While it is thus rapidly becoming a place of
residence, the beautiful walks and promenades,
which have given to it all its fame, are sacredly
preserved, and Hoboken is not less romantic to
day than it was twenty years ago.
FAIR OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE.
The Fair of the American Institute opened on
Wednesday last. That is, the man at the door
took two shillings from every one who tendered
the specie, prior to passing in. The show was
not arranged—half of the articles which will un
doubtedly be exhibited were not in their place,
and all the people in and about the concern were
showers, not showces. To-morrow morning the
fair will be worth seeing, if it is worth seeing
at all. We paid it a visit on Thursday night,
and saw a mammoth cheese weighing seventeen
hundred and fifty-seven pounds, a model of the
Giant’s Causeway, which rumor and Morse’s
Geography locate in Ireland, a tremendous
pumpkin, the largest kind of a long-necked
squash, and the greatest variety of dahlias,
which ever gladdened the eyes of a lover of the
mysteriously beautiful in nature. Then wc took
a look at some silver ware, eaw how a book
case was readily converted into a bed, and were
about to bestow half an hour in the machinery
department, when it was told to us that Mr.
Meiggs was clearing his throat preparatory to
making a speech. Upon which announcement
we incontinently cut. Before our next issue we
shall have given our readers the benefit of a day’s
careful observation of the fair, and in our next
issue report the result. Meantime may God
have the fair, and all the fair, and those who in
tend to visit the fair, in his holy keeping.
THE FERRY BUSINESS.
In 1841-5 the Legislature of this State estab
lished a Ferry Commission to investigate and
adjust all the difficulties growing out of ferry
business between this city and its dependencies
on the eastern and western sides. Up to this time
the Common Council of the city of New York,
possessed the power and exercised it of con
trolling these ferries. The bill establishing a
Ferry Commission, though well enough meant,
rather made the matter worse than better. The
Common Council of the city of New York still
have certain rights, and that these rights have
been exercised in recent matters, we propose to
show in our next issue, or the issue following
the next, so soon as we have collected all the
facts. If we don’t astonish certain Aidermen
and Assistant Aidermen, and play a “last card”
which will consign the whole .“ Glentworth”
pack to oblivion and add a new chapter to the
yet unfinished work on bold bribery and almost
open corruption, and wake up Kings county in
general, and the flourishing village of Williams
burgh in particular—if we don’t do all this we’ll
agree to stick to “regular preaching” for the
remainder of our lives. We are bent on fua—
but like the boys and the frogs in the fable, it
may prove anything but fun to some of the par
ties concerned.
ftj- His imperial duskiness, Soulouque I. of
Hayti has set free a large number of prisoners
of state, and a general amnesty for political of
fences, it is expected, will shortly be promulged
throughout the immense empire of Hayti. This
is good, and we begin to like the imperial nig
ger He seems anxious to place before his au
gust cousins and peers, Nicholas of Russia and
Francis of Austria, an example of that mercy
Which becometh monarchs better than their crowns.
At first we looked upon the accession of his
Ethiopian majesty to a pasteboard crown as a
farce, a caricature of imperialism; but it looks
now as though Soulouque I. seriously intends to
instruct imperialism, or, at all events, to set it a
good example. In this view of the case, we
congratulate the “wool and ivory” interest of
the entire world on the accession to imperial
power of the noble nigger Soulouque.
OU- Our statement concerning the old-school
butchery of the late Dr. James A. Houston re- <
mains uncontradicted in a single tittle, the same I
as in the atrocious cases of Dr. Washington I
ani Henry Brevoort, Esq. We desire our read- i
ers to remark that in no single instance since ,
the commencement of our career, have our nu
merous accusations of medical malpractice
been in the slightest degree impugned. We i
shall go on in our unawed, unterrified efforts to
expose the fearful evils of the legislature-sane
tinned “ destructive mode of healing,” as Lord *
Byron most justly styled the established prac- e
tice of medicine, t
•3flU- A new Democratic (or Loco Foco, if
the reader like the latter teim better) pap-r,
called the Republic, has made its appearance p
during the week. It is edited by a man who -p
knows how to arrange telling words in proper
order. We read it with interest who seldom d
read party papers, and dismiss it to the notice ol t<
those of our readers who are patriotic enough to tl
be partizane, and partizin enough to fancy them- st
selves patriotic. al
THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH.
ARTICLE N N TH.
The obseivance of the Sabbath as a day for |
public instruction in matters relating to man’s
moral and spiritual nature, or to man as a subject
of the Divine government and a member of
community, is indispensable to a pure and eleva
ted state of morals and religion. Man, in order
to lead a proper and consistent life as a rational
and immortal being, must live in the world
under an abiding sense of his dependence upon
the Author of all good, and his obligation to
him, and in obedience to the just and benevolent
! laws which infinite wisdom has ordained for his
guidance and governance. But that he may
have a proper conception, and a just sense of the
> relation in which he stands to the Deity, and of
I his relation, as a creature of God, to his fellow
• men, and have permanently implanted in his
r mind the knowledge necessary to a life of obe
’ dtence to the Divine will—man, who of himself
1 is naturally ignorant, slow to learn, and through
his selfishness, prone to forget, or at least disin
clined to practice what is made known to him
0 of the heavenly law of disinterested love, needs
B to be constantly instructed, and reinstructed in
r the truths which give him the knowledge of God
and his government; and when taught, to be as
■’ often put in remembrance of the necessary rela-
I tion and inseparable connection which exists
between a life of obedience to the just require
ments of Him, who is boundless love and wis
dom, and man’s highest good and only true and
i- perennial happiness.
s The Christian Sabbath, as a day of rest from
>- the labors, and cares, and toils of the week, is
g appropriately set apart for such instruction, so
h important and essential to the welfare of man.
n But it may be proper to observe, that to meet
c together on the Sabbath to hear these truths
s preached, and to attend to other religious duties
o connected with the public preaching, is not,
o strictly speaking, to serve God, as the generali
s ty of Christian professors vainly imagine; much
■ less does the service of God consist in hearing
on Sunday the dogmas which are proclaimed
o by our orthodox divines from the pulpits. In
hearing the truth preached, we do nothing more
r than hear how God may be served by us ; and
p to pray to him, is nothing more than to ask of
him those divine gifts which we think we need,
t, and which we wish him to bestow upon us.—
.. Consequently a Christian by attending to these
; things on the Sunday no more serves God m
II what he does, than would a son be serving his
father, or a servant his master, by asking him
,j to supply his need, and hearing another person
e talk about him. And yet the great mass of
I- Christianprofessors verily think, that their going
d to meeting on the Sabbath, uniting in public
i. prayer, and hearing preaching the greatest part
e of the day, is to be most holily engaged in serv
lt ing God on that day ;—and they account these
,1 things the most essential and acceptable seivice
they can render to him. Whereas the Bible
lt teaches, that to serve God is to do his com
mandments, or to practice in our lives among
our fellow men, and in our dealings with them,
the precepts of justice, love, and mercy, which
'f are made known to us in the Word.
> The Sabbath is instituted that by its means
' men may be better fitted for the uses of life;
e and the design of religious instruction on that
11 day, is to give men the knowledge necessary to
perform their duties in the world according to
8 the requirements of the laws of our Creator,
f Now it must be obvious, that the amount of in
-1 sttuction which can be of benefit to man on that
8 day, is just as much as he can retain in his mind
1 so as to be able to put it in practice. Conse-
■ quently to hear one discourse on the Sabbath is
' to hear as much as can be truly beneficial to
1 man; and to hear a second, and a third, Sunday
" after Sunday, for the sake, as people imagine,
’> of spending the day in the service of God, is not
8 only useless, but is also both absurd and inju
’■ nous. Instruction is to the mind, what food
’> and drink are to the body—it is our mental and
•f spiritual nourishment; and it is as possible for
e men to be intemperate in spiritual things, as it
> is for them to be intemperate in natural things,
it In either case for man to receive more than
>t serves to impart nourishment to the system, is
d intemperance; and the excess indulged in, for
the gratification of a perverted appetite, is, in
either case, alike injurious. The inebriate
'■ drinks his strong diink, not with the design to
n qualify himself thereby for the right discharge
of his duty as a member of society, but he drinks
3 . with no other end in view than his own gratifi
-e cation, and under the false impression that he
does what is absolutely necessary to ins good,
d that his system demands it, and that he cannot
y be happy without it. What the inebriate is
ie naturally, religious fanatics are spiritually. The
whole of the Sabbath is spent in hearing preach
i- ing, not for the sake of instruction which is of
1, practical utility, and by which they may be bet-
> ter fitted for the performance of the uses of life
g according to the order of Divine Providence, but
they hear simply to gratify the propensity they
if have for hearing the infatuated doctrines which
s, are their delight, which they regard as essential
y to their good, and without which they believe
> there is no salvation. They thus hear Sabbath
alter Sabbath, wholly intoxicated with the pre
cious doctrines eo gratifying to their taste; and
under the influence of their infatuation, think
n that in thus spending the day, they are engaged
ir in God’s most holy service, doing what is most
“ to his glory, and are in the enjoyment of the
8 highest privileges and greatest blessings which
l " the Deity can confer upon man
! > The rational man, who has the proper exercise
e of his understanding, and is guided by the true
e teachings of the Word of God ; believing that
" the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for
’> the Sabbath, and therefore to be employed by
n man in the way which is most conducive to his
® present and future good, and so as best to fit him
8 in mind and body for the duties which he, in
8 the order of Divine Providence, is called to per
d form; seeks, indeed, the instruction necessary
'■ to enlighten and elevate his mind, and to guide
e him aright in the path of life ; and seeks it for
the sake of profiting himself by it, and living ac
■■ cording to it:—seeks for it where he can best
e fieri it, and rece.ves it through any medium by
y which it may be conveyed to him. But the Sab
bath he does not regard as a day designed to be
o employed in religious exercises which prefit
it nothing, and which are substituted for the vital
e principle and life of rel gion, but as a day the
8 rest of which from labor is to bent fit man, both
' physically, morally, and spiritually
d The body as well as the mind of man is the
‘ creation of God ; this body was given to us by
our Creator for wise ends, and is indispensable
to our existence in this woild, and therefore is
. indispensable to every use performed by man in
■j the world, and to every preparation which is
f now made for the future life. Are we therefore
8 to suppose that the life and health of the body
0 are not to be regarded by us 1 or that the laws
of God do not demand that we should pay due
attention to our bodily health and strength, and
make use of the means necessary to their pres
ervation I The majority of mankind during the
9 week are engaged in duties which are truly la
[ borious and fatiguing, and are by necessity so
? confined to their labor, that they have no time
~ for either recreation or rest. Tens of thousands
, in this, and in other large cities, and, indeed, in
’ all manufacturing places, and places of com
, merce and trade, not only spend their days, ris-
> ing early and sitting up late, in wearisome toil,
’ breathing an impure and unwholesome atmo
, sphere, but also have their homes, and take their
t rest at night, in damp, unhealthful cellars, or
, other wretched, narrow apartments, altogether
. unfit to be the abodes of human beings. On
I Sunday only have they a short respite from the
, labor which renders l.fe a burden, and are they
. freed from their tedious confinement, so to have
t the opportunity to breathe the pure air of heav
en, and drink in the beauties of nature, and re
gale themselves with her fresh and sweet per-
‘ fumes, which are provided by the God of nature
1 for the universal enjoyment of man, and which
are indispensable to his health and happiness.
Do these profane the Sabbath, their only day of
1 rest, in thus enjoying it 1 Wou'd it not, on lhe
contrary, be a violation of the Sabbath, and a
sin against God, who has made the provision
for them, to slight and neglect the opportunity
thus afforded them to enjoy a little of the sweets
' of life absolutely necessary to their good, and
thereby render themselves more wretched, and
shorten life 3 No praises are so acceptable to
the Deity as the proper enjoyment of his gifts,
and the secret, deep-felt gratitude of the heart
for the blessings enjoyed. The earth beneath
and the heavens above form a fit temple m
which to worship Gad; and anywhere in this
grand temple, the workmanship of the Almighty
Architect himself, man, by his proper use of the
divine gifts, and a grateful, humble heart, ren
ders acceptable worship to his Maker on the
Sabbath as well as on other days; and he selves
him far better by devoting a part of his day of ,
rest to the harmless enjoyment of the beauties
of nature, for the refreshment of his mind and ,
the invigoration of his health, than he would by
spending the entire day in formal and senseless 1
worship, and external forms of religion, which 1
men falsely call the service of God. ,
flU* The Tribune, at the head of its editorial *
column, announced by “au thorily” that wheth ‘
er General Taylor would or would not resume #
his Northern and Eastern progress this fa’J, was 8
a mighty doubtful matter, as poor Power used *
to say. This is equal in importance to ninety d
per cent, of the telegraphic dispatches which are 8
.published by the associated daily press! 8
8
Thomas L Harris—This eloquent young •,
divine has returned to the city, completely res- p
tored to health, and has again resumed the
the charge of his society, at the Stuyvesant In
stitute, preaching every Sabbath morning and s
afternoon. p
VIOLATION OF THE MARRIAGE TIE.
There are three cases, two being applications
for divorce, and one the institution of proceed
ings under the new law of this State which re
gards seduction as a felony, punishable by con
finement in the State prison—which have just
presented themselves to public notice, and which
afford the opportunity of a brief comment on so
cial life, winch we have long wished to make.
The first case is that of the well known E Z.
C. Judson, alias Ned Buntline. Mrs. Judson,
' the daughter of a respectable retired tradesman
1 in this city, alleges in her bill the grossest brut
’ ality, and the regular and systematic (as it would
' seem,) violation of the marriage vow. The
: parlies were married in less than a month after
f their acquaintance. Ere the honeymoon had
‘ began to wane, evidence, of the most revolting
5 character, was given to the young bride of the
■ corruption of her husband. It needed no legal
f form of expression, no affidavit—the appal
-1 ling truth was manifest on her own person. And
‘ then followed, ere yet the words of forgiveness,
1 of pardon, were unforgot, a series of acts which
8 the law most properly regards as a violation of
3 the holiest, the most solemn contract which
human beings can enter into. An absolute
8 divorce has been granted in this case.
The second has just been brought to the at
-8 tention of the people of Connecticut. Mr. John
- C. Holland, a man of wealth and position, is
i- charged by his wife, Frances E. Holland, with
d offences perpetrated in this city which render
null and void the matrimonial obligation. The
n charges, it seems to us, are fully proven, and so
s the court, in the final decision, has settled. But
o Mr. John C. H .Hand brings similar charges
• against his wife, the complainant in the first
t bill, and there is an amount of evidence to
s show that one Philo M Judson was criminally
s intimate with Mrs. Holland. The decision,
■, however, rejects, in fact, the evidence, acquits
i- Mrs. Holland, grants her the divorce she applies
h for, and gives her the custody of Holland’s
g child. One singular fact comes out m the in
d vestigation, and it is that Mr. Holland lived
n wiih his wife, the complainant in the first bill,
e on terms of perfect amity and apparent faithful-
I ness and love. They never quarreled, never
if doubted, the one the integrity of the other, and
I, until proceedings were first commenced by Mrs.
- H , there is no proof that Mr. H. was suspected
e by his wife of infidelity, or that Mrs. H. was
n suspected by the husband. And yet, if we may
s believe the witnesses, Mr. HoUand was often in
ti this city debauching his life, and Mrs. Holland
n during these very absences of her husband was
d desecrating his bed.
g The third case is that of a young girl from the
c country, who institutes, under the new law, a
:t suit against a young man of this city, for eeduc
'• tion, (All proceedings have been quashed by
e the marriage of the parties.) The girl confesses
e on the stand, and under oath, that she was the
e willing victim of the passionate desire of her
i- seducer; moreover, in fact admits, that subse
g quently she lived in a house of public shame.
l > Yet the law becomes her champion and compels
h the man to marry a wanton, or suffer ths penalty
of the statute!
s We have chosen to group these three cases of
j recent occurrence, for the purpose of asking,
it and asking seriously, too, what is the basis on
o which society rests 3 If neither the statute law,
o nor the moral influence of the public, can pro
r. tect it against outrages, striking at its very heart
i- and vitality; if our firesides are no longer guard
it ed; if where we deposite the very jewels of our
d hearts, if that shrine is accessible to corrupting
’• and debasing influences, of what value are the
8 social and political organizations which men
o pretend to recognise and submit to 3 Must we
y go back, far behind the establishment of law;
must we resort to the natuial right which we
>t once possessed, and avenge the grievous wrongs
i- on our honor, and so afford protection, where
d protection is so much needed, to those ties and
d ordinations, upon which society is based 3 These
ir are serious questions.
s OU* Commodore Stockton has made an ap
peal to the public, through the press, in behalf
ig of that vile system of monopoly, which exists in
, r New Jersey, and which has placed all the great
n thoroughfares of the state under the control of
e half a dozen men, who use their power to enrich
0 themselves, careless of lhe interests of the trav
,e elling public. A more objectionable advocate
g could not have been put forward than this same
Stockton. He is mixed up in more than twenty
e precious schemes and contrivances for getting
money. To-day he speculates in the etock-mar
)t ket of Philadelphia or New York, to-morrow he
: s manages to get a contract from government lor
e a steam battery which is never built. He holds
the commission of captain in our navy, and uses
his office as he uses all the advantages of his po
t. sition, to make money. In 1840 he was a roar
■e ing hard-eider Whig, two years later he was a
lt Tyler man. In 1844 he threw himself on James
y K. Polk, He is anything and every thing, and
nothing at times, to make money. It would be
j a good thing to bring him before a court martial,
e and relieve him m this formal manner of the
h duties of his naval command.
•' JW All danger from the cholera being over,
d the Academy of Medicine has been heard to
It sneeze, thai giving signs of returning anima
d tion. A meeting has been held, at which, to
il make the vulgar stare, a live French doctor was
e trotted out, who had a letter from Tell-po.
h (Veil vot of it!) Frenchy had come out to get
some information about consumption; lie him
c self knowing nothing about it, wanted some
e knowledge from the Academy. Don’t he wish
II he may get it! If the blind lead the blind,
ir shall they not both fall into the ditch I We think
51 we see the Academy furnishing useful informa
-8 tion about consumption, or anything else. It
n made a big goose of itself in discussing chol
" era. It wifl make as big a one of itself now.
r " Bigger, is needless.
V P. S.-Tho Academy took no action upon the
e outrageous quackery of Dr. Geer in curing a
r patient of apoplexy, chrono-thermally, instead
of murdering him allopathically. Tell the live
11 French doctor that!
y
A KINDLY ADMONITION.
e The Dispatch is not a political paper, as “ po
it litical” is di fined in the dirty, dog’s-eared vo
d cabulary of partisan warlare; yet it has its polit
e ical opinions ; and its political favorites are the
h honest men of all parties. We are keeping a
bright look-out upon corruption on all sides, and
e will use our influence to expose it whenever op
y portunity offers. Let the several conventions
e bear this in mind while making their selections,
s Men who have been living upon partizanship for
<1 years, with nothing to recommend them but
s their impudence and arrogance—no means of
e living save those gathered fiom the greasy,
swabby drippings of the official pan, will be
s roughly handled, before the G.h day cf Novern
e ber next, if they thrust their noses prominently
I before the people. There is our gauntlet thrown
• down. We should like to see some aiderman
e who has been battening, either directly or mdi-
- rectly, upon rich public contracts at his dispo
-0 sal, take it up. The present worthy Comptroller
s and ourselves are on the best of terms, and the
s statistics are in process of completion.
1
“ Fniu: Boston Rum If we may credit the
. marks on the hogsheads we see crossing the
Peck Slip Ferry, there must be a manufactory
’ of “Pure Boston Rum” in Williamsburgh
r Can a man honestly manufacture Boston Rum
. out of Boston 3 We know that if a man were to
r manufacture bank bills in Williamsburgh, and
x issue them as coming from Boston, he would
, soon have a grand jury bill issued against him.
. Now, we confess that when we look at this mat
, ter morally’, we cannot tell wherein consists the
’ difference. The law provides for the punish
ment of the one, while it says nothing about the
other, and the man who complies with the re
quirements cf laws, is voted an honest man, al
’ though he may violate every principle of moral
honesty. Boston Rum is bad stuff, whether
r manufactured m Boston, Mass , or Williams
' burgh, N. Y.
Fire at Newark, N. J.—On Friday evening,
about half past seven o’clock, a fire broke out
iu the building of the Newark and Rounds!
1 L me and Cement Company, and in a shon
. timo it was entirely consumed. The engine in
the building, we believe, was not seriously in
-1 jured. The cooper sheds and shops, together
with a large quantity of stock, consisting of
barrels, &c, were uninjured. The books and
papers of the company were saved. The loss is
estimated at $20,000, which is covered by in
surance. The Company, having extensive mills
at Whitesport, Ulster Co. N. Y., will not sus
pend their business. They will commence re
building their establishment at Newaik, imme
diately.
A New Invention.— Authrocopy is the title
of an invention lately made by a German chem
ist, which must we think prove very welcome to
the medical faculty especially. It is, if we may
use the inventor’s expression, an increase of
human penetration, and may enable us, (we
mean every body,) to read our neighbor’s heart,
besides seeing what he hud for dinner. By
means ot the so called Bunsen battery, producing
a geloonic-electric light, of the strength of thou
sands of candles, the human body becomes so
transparent, that all its internal order can be
discovered. Thus, the inventor asserts, he can
see the blood coursing through the veins, ob
serve lhe process of digestion, in short, he can
see every thing that passes in the human body. '
We wait with anxiety for some further particu
lars of this new invention. j
(JU- A half crazy critic, wrote a short time <
since of Carlotta Grist, that she “declaimed, <
prayed, and cursed wiih her feet.” a
THfl EMUTE AT THE BROADWAY
THEATRE.
The public were startled on Saturday morning
by the announcement of the newspapers, of a
not at the Broadway Theatre the preceding
night, and doubtless expected a second edition
of the Astor Place massacre. So much'were
the manager and theatrical corps alarmed that
application was made to the public authorities
for an additional force of police which were
stationed in the theatre for the succeeding
nights. It seems that an Irish piece, entitled,
“ O’Flanagan and the Faries,” has been lately
got up by the manager, in which Mr. Hudson,
the talented delineator of Irish character, plays
the principal part. To one scene in the pit ee
which represented a riot at an Irish fair, a gen
tleman present, a native of the Green Isle, of
course took exception as being highly exagera
. ted and got up to caricature and ridicule his
■ countrymen generally, and accordingly hissed
the actors and the piece. He was given in
, charge to the police and handed out of the Thea
i tre. b'pon this proceeding various comments
F have been made pro and con. Some think the
i piece was perfectly legitimate—that Irish char
i acter was neither falsified nor exagerated, and
that the manager was justified in what he did,
■ and would not have done his duty to the au
i dience if he did not put Mr. Malony out of the
i Theatre—while others contend that Mr. Malony
i being an Irishman himself and familiar with
r Irish character and habits, must have been the
J best judge of the truthfulness and accuracy ol
> the representation—that he had a perfect right
t to express his assent or dissent from it, and that
i by the high handed measure of the manager, a
t outrage was committed on him, and through
> him on every member of the community—and
r some have even gone so far as to censure Mr.
, Hudson, who is, or is supposed to be, an Irish
s man, for carricaturing the eccentricities of his
s countrymen. Upon the conduct of the manager
i or Mr. Hudson, we shall at present give no
- opinion. We may say en passant that we ap
-1 preciate as much as others the privileges of
, individuals at a Theatre, to applaud or disap-
- prove as their judgment and opinion mayprompt
r them, provided they do so in a moderate and
1 decorous manner—and if Mr. Malony has done
. no more, and that he has been maltreated and his
1 right as an American citizen invaded, our legal
s tribunals are open to him and will doubtless
afford him ample redress if he choses to resort
1 to them
1 Having said thus much, we proceed to the
a main question, and the only one in our opinion,
as the matter now stands, with which the pub
-3 lie have to do—namely, whether the scene ob
i jected to is an over charged picture of Irish
■ life, and produced for the purpose of turning the
f people of that country into ridicule and con
s tempt. We watched the piece on Friday night
3 with some attention—we happen to know some-
■ thing about life at Irish Fairs, and we aver that
■ it is not a highly colored or exaggerated picture
.of such scenes. What—are there not gather
a ings in Ireland called Fairs'! Are there not
/ tents, music, and all sorts of amusements at
these places 1 Do not the Irish congregate there,
f dance, sing, get drunk, and sometimes fight I
, We know they do, and it cannot be denied; and
i theobj ectionable scene represented nothing more
, or less than what has been enacted at Irish Fairs
-for the last six hundred years. We ask any
t sensible, intelligent, impartial Irishman, who
- has ever been at Donneybrook Fair, (and what
r genuine Irishman has not been at that celebra
j ted resort of fun and frolic 1) whether he has
3 not, in every nook and corner of it, witnessed
i scenes like that represented at the Broadway
3 Theatre I He certainly has, and would no doubt
; answer the question in the affirmative. But as
s our friends, the Irish, are so exceedingly fisti
s dious about being held up to public ridicule,
3 why not lay aside their vices'! Why do they
1 go to Fairs, dance, get drunk, and then fight,
3 and give their enemies an opportunity to carica
ture and ridicule them*! The truth is, (and we
who say it have somewhat of Irish blood in our
[. veins, and more of genuine Irish feeling,) lhe
Irish are a little too sensitive about these mat
t tens. We cannot understand why they claim to be
j. exempt from public criticism more than any other
‘ class. The national manners and peculiarities
of every nation and every sect are criticised and
, caricatured on the stage. The Yankees, the
' French, the English and the Germans, have
" each been brought in their turn before the pub
\ lie, in their respective countries, and by their
’ own countrymen, and their characters dissected
and exhibited—and even the domestic manners
and habits of that very respectable sect, the
Quakers, have not escaped public criticism.
The Yankees and their nutmegs and notions are
B nightly exhibited, in their own theatres, and
they themselves forming the audience—and we
never hear of them taking umbrage at it. On
1 the contrary, they reward the manager and the
B performer by overflowing houses and a full trea
sury, which show that they enjoy the joke, and
5 are pleased with the performance. Yankee Hill,
’ who, we are sorry to say, is lately deceased,
5 was one of the most perfect delineators of Yan-
kee life and character in the country, and we
■ believe confined himself to tnat range of charac
-3 ters. Yet he was one of our most popular per
. formers, and always retained the respect and
3 esteem of citizens, although he was
3 nightly caricaturing (it you please to call it so)
. their oddities and absurdities.
t But our Irish friends really believe they have
a patent to say and do what they like, and to be
guilty of all kinds of extravagance and absurdi
-5 ties, and that the aforesaid patent is to shield
r them afterwards from having their vices and
follies exhibited and criticised. Well, if they
’ have such a patent, let them produce it, and
1 have copies made, and let them be hung up in
- all the theatres and public places in the United
t States, that managers and the world may know
that they are a patent people, that their vices and
■ follies are not to be the subject of thea'ncal rep
. resentation, and that they are above and beyond
the reach of public criticism and censure.
5 AN IMPOSTER.
1 We receive from a respectable colored
I fellow citizen of the Seventeenth Ward the
3 following communication which speaks for it
self. The fellow who assumes to be Spranger
Barry is, if we mistake not, a man who has from
time to time assumed the names of respectable
people to advance his own knavish plans In
1826, he was branded on the left shoulder for
, forging the name of Thomas Jt fferson to a letter
, —that is if it is the man we mean:—
I Oyster Cellar,
Great Jones Street. >
Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 1849. )
3 To the Editors:—
You say in your piper that Spranger B ,rry is
r dead and buried Another paper prints a letter
from Spranger Bury of Great Jones street
1 Now I wants to axe you a question and tell you
f my case. I keepi a little oyster cellar in Great
( Jones street, and has one little room over the
, cellar, in the back part of the house, which I le's
' out- A vear ago a man comes along who cads
himselt Springer Barry, and hires my room.
i Then he runs up a bill for oysters at lhe stand,
, which he won’t pay; no more won’t he pry the
rent, nor clear out. But he writes to a paper,
1 and signs himself Spranger Barry, and writes
. from my little crib over the oyster cellar. When
. I asks for money, he puts his hand on his heart
and says, “Am I not a man and a brudJcr'l”
r and then he throws his arms round my neck and
■ says, “ Let us fraternize—you are a white man
and I am the nigger—give me a shilling stew.”
And that is all the satisfaction 1 gets. What I
wants to axe is this: if Spranger Barry is dead
and buried, why then this cove what eats my
oysters and don’t pay his rent isn’t Spranger
B.trry. Won’t you give me alittle advice 1 I’m
a poor colored man, who wants to make money
enough to go to Havti and become a lord.
1 Yours to command.
i Julius Gcsar Smith.
The fellow is an impostor. The venerable
Spranger Barry died two years ago last Febru
ary and was buried in Greenwood by his “next
■ friends,” Andrew Jackson Allen, (the celebra
ted theatrical tailor or costumer,) and Amor J
Williamson and William Burns, the proprietors
and editors of this paper. Mr. Allen will very
well remember that dark and tempestuous day
when we carried poor Barry to his final resting
place. The windows of heaven seemed to open
as the clergymyan proceeded to read the service
of the dead, at the head of the newly-opened
grive. But as he pronounced the solemn and
affecting words of the ritual—“ earth to earth,
ashes to ashes, dust to dust, looking for the
general resurrection at the last day”—just then,
we say, the wintry sun burst forth from the
clouds which had opposed th: passage of his
light to earth, and lit up tl e cold, gray scene,
with a goodly smile, and warmed the chilled
hearts of the three mourners, who drooped over
the grave. There we left the good old man, and
it was agreed between Mr. Andrew Jackson
Allen and ourselves that a monument should be
erected to the memory of the venerated dead;
but subsequently, after ths obelisk had been or
dered and was ready to receive the inscription,
Mr Allen differed with us touching the proper
mode of spelling the Latin word facet, in the
first line we had agreed upon for Barry’s monu
mental stone—
Hie facet
Mr. Allen, the tailor, insisted upon spell
ing facet with a k, which would make it
jacket— an improvement from which we with
held our assent—and so the monument has not
been built. We assure our colored “ brudder ”
of the Oyster House in Great Jones street that
his Spranger Barry is an impostor. The real
Spranger Barry died, was buried and blessed
nearly three years ago.
Warm Salt Water Bathin®.—People gen
erally, we think, are attaching more importance
to the necessity of keeping their skin in a clean i
and healthy state, by warm salt water bathing I
We are glad of it; and would recommend them
to patromzi the baths of Mr. Gray, at the Fulton
Ferry, Brooklyn, where there is a constant flow
of pure water. Every thing is kept in admirable 1
order at these baths, that will insure comfort ’
and cleanliness. | *
Jpdice Benrrter.
A VISIT TO BLACKWELL'S ISLAND.
[By our Round-Town Reporter.] ]
On Friday we paid a visit to the Penitentiary, I
and were received very courteously by Mr. Heg- ;
lor, the deputy of Mr. Keene, the keeper, the ,
latter being in this city on official business. Mr. ,
Heglor sent officer Stowel with us, to conduct ,
us through the establishment. After going ,
through and viewing every part of it, we were
highly pleased with the arrangement, good or
der, and perfect discipline kept up among the
prisoners.
The prison itself is about 200 yards from the
water’s edge, and consists of two wings, which
may be denominated the eastern and western
wings, connected by building. It is a
work of great seems Io be erected
with a view to durability and to the comfort and
convenience of the prisoners, as far as the natm e
of circumstances and propriety wiil permit. It
is four stories high, each wing containing about
256 cells. The east wing is occupied by the
males and lhe west by the females: the middle
building is devoted to the keeper and the officers
of the esfablishment. There are four shops at
tached to it: a carpenter’s, blacksmith’s, shoe
maker’s, and tailor’s- In the fi'st there are at
present 16 persona at work, in the second six or
eight, in the third about the same number as in
the iret, and in the fourth about 25; all prison
ers, of course. Tense persons supply the in
mates of the prison with the various articles they
manufacture.
There is another building between the water’s
edge and the one above described. This build
ing is appropriated to old, decrepid men and to
persons sent up to the island as vagrants, who
are unable to work, or to contribute to lhe ex
penses of the establishment. At present it con
tains about 80 individuals, who seem to be as
comfortably of! as perverse nature and reckless
habits will admit of.
A temporary hospital is also attached to the
establishment, in which there are from 150 to
200 patients.
The females, who occupy the western wing
of the mam building, and who number about
450, were all employed either at sewing or knit
i ting. Some were racing clothes for their fel
low-prisoners, some were employed in the same
description of work for the children on Randall’s
; Island, while others were scrubbing and clean
ing. They all seemed to do their work cheer
fully, and to be os contented and happy as could
be expected under the unfortunate circumstan
ces in which they are placed. They are all, or
at any rate principally, of the lowest grade ot so
ciety, although one cou’d occasionally recognize
a face among them that at some time or other
enlivened a happy home, and was the deliget of
the family circle.
The male prisoners are divided into three
gangs—one gang is employed quarrying stones,
near the Lunatic Asylum, better than a mile
from the Penitentiary—the other two gangs are
employed at two quarries, in the immediate vi
cinity of the latter establishment, raising stones
for an Hospital which is in process of building,
I and to be attached to the Penitentiary. We
were conducted by our courteous guide to take
a look at them, at their work—we first looked
> at gang No. 1, and found them all delving away
cheerily with crowbar and hammer. We then
went to Mr. Brown’s quarry, to take a peep at
gang No. 2; we found them also employed in
■ the same manner, but saw nothing particular to
i attract our attention, until after looking about
for some time our eye rested on one of the pris
oners, who was at work at some distance. He
■ had on a rabbit-skin cap, his shirt was some
i what whiter than that of his fellow-prisoners,
his hair longer, and still a little glossy. Our cu
riosity was immediately awakened, and we ask
ed our guide who and what he was. “That
man, sir,” slid he, “ is the notorious Ned Bunt
line, that was convic'.ed in the Court of Sessions
last week, and sent up here the day after his
■ conviction ” And so it was—the very self-same
i Edward Z. C. Judson, ex-proprietor of Ned
Buntlint’s Own. There he was, perched on the
: stool of repentance, not, we hope, as an unre-
■ penting sinner—at any rate, whether repentant
i or unrepentant, there he sat, like patience on a
I monument, smiling at grief. But to drop our
i metaphor, Judson was working away with his
■ hammer and crowbar the same as the others,
dressed precisely as they were, and seemed to
r be in every respect treated in the same manner.
I We pitied the unfortunate man from our heart
i and walked away—dinner hour being at hand,
: our guide led us to the cooking house, where the
prisoner’s meals are prepared and served out—
-1 we saw there several hampers of bread and on
I the tables were a large number of small wooden
s buckets, one for each prisoner, in which was
i some dried fish, it being Friday, (winch by the
: bye, smells strongly of popery, in this Protest-
■ ant land)—but no matter, we will pass that
I by. We were now told that the dinner bell
, was about to ring, and that the prisoners would
, be all marched in to take their solitary meal —
■ very soon after the bell did ring and the prison
• ers were marched in military array, two abreast,
■ from their work to the cooking house—where
■ they halted, formed into line, and each man re-
I ceived his bucket of fish and a loaf—poor Judson
i being one of the fl inkers was the last served—
i lhey were then wheeled round, marched to the
prison, and each man put into his cell where he
■ takes his dinner and remains for an hour,
' after which they are biought out and marched
i from the prison to their work in the same order
At present there is no person of any notoriety
on the Island but Mr. Judson, except a Phila
delphia swell named Evans, who has been sent
I up for stealing a set of dentist’s teeth, and is
serving out his time with credit to himself and
advantage to the establishment.
Having finished our examination we thanked
die officers one and all for their attention and
courtesy, took our leave and were rowed across
io the foot of 613 t street, and on our way home,
while reflecting on the miseries and degradation
that men are subject to, and which in ninety
nine cases out of one hundred, they bring on
themselves by their own vicious modes of life
1 and the indulgence of all that is gross and vile
1 m their natures, we felt humiliated and mortified,
and our unworlhiness and mortification were
not lessened when we remembered to have seen
amongst them men of education and perhaps ta
lent, who if they had pursued an honorable and
virtuous course of life, might earn honor and
be an ornament to their country. But how is it
now 1 They are compelled to be the inmates of
a loathsome prison—to herd with the most aban
doned and profligate of their species, to eat of
the same bread, drink out of the sama cup, he
on the same hard board and undergo the same
toil and discipline—in short, to submit to the
harsh and unfeeling (although n.cessary) treat
ment of a convict felon.
Plymouth, Mich , Oct. 1,1819.
To the Editors:—
Your usual course of liberal discussion seems
to dictate an answer to “ Article 1 on the Chris
tian Sabbath.” I have read the preceding arti
cles, with a conviction of the truth of the main
argument; but in this article “7” the writer
seems to have exhausted the subject involving
its sanctity, and now, without giving notice of a
change of subject, branches out into a question
of orthodoxy, censuring, under the name ol
“selfish feelings,” those who believe in the effi
cacy of Christian faith, as if the advocates of
faith were enemies to good works. It would
seem to me that the writer must and does know
that ,lhe great mass of Orthodox do not, and
never did, advocate or teach any such doctrine
as faith without works. Such an assertion
would be a libel even on the deluded followers
of the Golden Plate Prophet, with many of whom
I have been personally acquainted. Where is
the sect that discards works and adheres alone
to faith! Take, if you please, the Roman
Mother, and she will point you to the monastery,
lhe convent, the Sisters of Mercy, lhe sick bed
with its ministering angels, and to the Mosaic
law, as yvell as to the “ Cross,” the emblem of
faith and salvation. It were useless to enumer
ate more among the Protestant Orthodox, for
their systems, as well as their practice in exp 1-
ling wicked members, no matter how strong
may be their faith, are immediately cut off from
fellowship, when convicted of any grievous in
jury to man or sin against God. I might go into
the field of argument and reason on the necessi
ty of faith, which “ without works is dead,” or
does not exist, or show its necessity to man’s
salvation, but those who “ run may read ;” and
the article on “selfish feelings” being a mere
creation of the fancy, docs not demand its dis
cussion in reply.
Being a practical seeker a r ter truth, e great
admirer of your pap r, a strong advocate for its
wide circulation, and desirous that it shall >,ot
be called one-sided, as some here would fain
make it appear, I solicit the immediate publica
tion of these few lines, dedicated in all good
feeling to the writer on the “ Christian Sabbath.”
A Wolverine.
Another Rail Road Collision.—A serious
collision took place on the Philadelphia Rail
road on Thursday, in which many lives were in
great danger, from either the stupidity, ignor
ance, carelessness, or ignorance of the engineer
of the Pailadelphia train. It appears that as the
Somerville cars were crossing the track of the
Philadelphia road at Elizibethtown, the engi
neer of the Philadelphia train, instead of wait
ing until they had passed out of the way, rushed
on with his engine, and struck the last of the
Somerville cars about the centre, breaking into
the side of it, carrying the car some distance
upon the “cow catcher,” and throwing it on
top of the platform of the depot, which was
crowded with persons who were waiting to pro
ceed in either tram. Fortunately, no lives were
lost, and, we believe, but one person, a woman,
whose name we have not learned, was inj tred,
but not seriously. Among those who witnessed
the collision there are no two opinions about
lhe causes which led to it, and upon whom the
blame rests. The engineer of the Philadelphia 1
train should be held responsible for his conduct
in this matter, and the people of Elizibethtown
will be guilty of neglecting a duly they owe to
themselves or the travelling public, if they Buffer I
this matter to pass without an investigation. i
Skamtu I
The tragic pageant, “Warwick, the King
Maker,” has been brought out at the Bowery,
under the able superintendence of Mr. H. E.
Stevens, stage manager, in style worthy of the
well earned reputation of this house for the pro
duction of spectacle. The scenic and mechanic
arrangements, unexceptionable in themselves,
are barely worthy of the great personal talent
engaged in its representation. We have in the
cast Mrs. Wallack, Messrs. Wallack and Les
ter, in addition to the regular stock company,
including Mies Wemyss, Messrs. Gilbert,
McFarland, Winans, Jordan and others. The
intense interest excited, and extreme length of
the play, has rendered it indispensible to make
it the only card of an evening’s amusement. It
has been unqualifiedly successful.
Mr. Hudson, the Irish comedian par excel
lence, now upon this continent —that is the posi
tion which we are prepared to maintain, has
continued his successful engagement at the
Broadway Theatre. He has appeared in “ King
O’Neill,” “Irish Secretary,” “Nervous Man,”
and other pieces. In the last mentioned piece
he divided the honors with Mr. William Rufus
Blake, (Mr. Aspen,) who has also been doing
“ Tne Last Man ” in his usual admirable style.
Charlotte Cushman commences an engage
ment here to-morrow night.
Mr. Mitchell is keeping up the old glories of
the little Olympic, with the favorites Mrs. Con
over, Misses Taylor, Nickinson, Miles, Messrs
Walcot, Nickinson, Conover and Bishop. The
opera of “ Cinderella,” admirably sustained, is
the latest attraction.
N.blo is giving us glorious comedy, with
Hackett and the rest of the vaudeville company,
and the never-tiring Ravels
John Sefton, the gentlemanly stage manager
of Niblo’s, takes a benefit on Wednesday. He
appears m some of his favorite characters. —
Mr. Sloan will also mike his first appearance on
that evening.
At Barton’s, “Kingcraft in 1852,” by a city
editor, is the prevailing feature, and it is an
amusing one. Who is the city editor 1 Where
is “Horn’s List 1” Answer!
Since the above was written we have heard
the paternity of the piece ascribed to John In
man, E q., editor of the Commercial Advertiser.
The drama of the “Revolution,” at the Na
tional, and the “ Invincibles” have been draw
ing good houses.
Miss Davenport at the Astor Place, of whom
we have heretofore spoken favorably, nay more,
in terms of well merited admiration, is sustain
ing the opinion we have expressed of her ex
alted merits She will take a benefit to-morrow
night.
On Thursday evening next, Mr. C Bass will
teke a benefit at the Astor Place House. Mr.
Hudson, the celebrated Irish delineator, who
has volunteered, will appear. We trust that
Mr. Bass will receive that substantial suppoi 1
from the theatre-going public which is so es
sentially his due.
BURR’S SEVEN MILE MIRROR.
The Lakes, Niagara, St. Lawrence and
Saguenay Rivers —We take pleasure in glean
ing a few items from a lengthy criticism on this
great painting which appeared in last week’s
Albion. Mr Young, the editor, is himself an
artist fully competent to judge of the merits of
thewoik, besides having travelled over a large
portion of the country embraced in this beau
tiful work of art. He first speaks of the miser
able daubs that have been exhibited as Pano
ramas as being, almost without exception, be
neath contempt as works of art—as mere cari
catures of portraits and places. He then goes
on to say:
“ This one we strongly incline to believe ex
ceedingly cornet, and we know it to be emi
nently beautiful in an artistic point of view.
We have only to do with the picture, which is,
as a whole, altogether unrivalled—an assertion
we make without fear of contradiction. For
, the convenience of unrolling and managing the
i square acres of canvass employed, the exhibi
' tion is divided, by the fall of a curtain, into half
: ado zen parts. Without this, an excursion from
. Buffilo to the Laguenay River, would be “fm
. pen tiop fast” We have varying cff. cts of
weather, season, and time, of day, sunlight and
1 moonlight,storms and calms, summer and wm
r ter. So we have the varieties of vessels, pecu
, liar to the waters we pass through, from the
bulk of timber rafted down stream to be con-
> verted into shipping, up to the ships themselves
> —lhe still waters throughout are charmingly
rendered; and in many places the troubled
’ stream is no less faithfully represented. The
‘ utmost care has been taken to give the exact
, tints of the water, where they are considered
> characteristic of the locality; the same minute
attention being paid also to the local land lints,
when by the labor of lhe whole has been greatly
1 increased, and its faithfulness proportionately
i augmented. In the rough sketches that we saw
last year, we remember noticing particularly all
the requisite memoranda made by the artists on
3 the spot, and at the moment. Neither must we
- forget to give them credit for the carefulness
, and skill they have shown in their perspective ;
[ in some of the town views this is truly remark
-1 able. The plunge of the Horse Shoe Fall, at
1 Niagara, is boldly given, and effective; and the
. same may be said of tne Suspension Bridge.
On emerging from Niagara River, the pretty
little village of that name pleased us much, as a
> bit of good, quiet, unpretending art—nothing
> in the subject, out everything in the treatment.
Passing Hamilton, we must especially com
mend the bit of landscape painting shown in the
1 highlands, to the right of Sir A McNab’s baro-
- nial residence, which is represented in the back
, ground. The view of Toronto is excellent, and
' really valuable, inasmuch as it shows the city
3 from the lake, previously to the last disss
, trousfire. Port Hope L ght House in a storm,
] is cleverly done, as are some pretty island
groups belween that place and Kingston. Kings
ton itself is also very well painted, and the
t thousand islands are handled with a picturesque
. boldness and spirit worthy of their romantie
t celebrity. Brookville by moonlight is charming,
and Ogdensburgh seen in perspective, is one of
3 the neatest views of the kind in the whole exln
-1 bitiOM The various rapids between P.escott
and Montreal, are treated with consummate
, skill, that of Lichine, with the wreck of the
1 steamer Dawn, being a perfect masterpiece of
I effect. The approach to Montreal, and that por
, tiou of the city containing Bonsecours Market,
with Mount Royal in the background, deserve
’ special commendation The race of the steam
-1 ers Montreal Lady Elyin, Quebec, and John
. Munn, hereabouts, is also very spirited There
! is great boldness, as well as skill, exhibited in
the evening tintsand brilliant sky under which
we pass Tur e Rivers, near which place, if we
: remember rightly, an enormous raft is a curious
feature in the scene. But we must hurrv on to
’ Quebec, seen by rise of sun, with its Citadel
seen in strong rays of light, and a deep shade
i resting on the lower lower—all very artistic, and
. not inferior to any other portion. The Falls of
Montmorenci are capitally painted, especially
' the glow on the left of them, and thrown back.
1 Thus hastily descending, we ate at ihe mouth
t of the Saguenay River, to which the last roller
f is exclusively devoted. Pity it is that we have
almost exhausted cur vocabulary of praise, for
’ on the honor of an impartial critic, the Sague-
I nay ts worth all the rest put together. The rocky
: scenery of the lofty mountains, that are cut
: through by th'a magnificent stream, are given
• with an air of truth and vigor that really aston
■ ished us, and we believe much the same feeling
was conveyed to the minds of those present
with us.
foreign news.
The steamship Canada arrived on Friday,
bringing dates to the 221 ult., and seventy four
passengers.
The commercial news exhibits no improve
ment.
For produce there is not much demand, and
the market is well supplied.
The price of cotton is still sustained, although
the sales are limited.
A moderate amount of business is done in
cured provisions, at steady prices.
From Hungary we learn that Comorn still
holds out, and it is said the besieged can defend
themselves for a whole year.
Austria and Russia are doing their utmost to
have the Turkish government surrender the
Hungarian chiefs who have sought a refuge in
Turkey.
The last advices from Constantinople state
that this has been utterly refused by the Porte.
Peterwardein surrendered to the imperial
troops on the sth ult.
Commander Kiss, and part of the Magyars,
decided to hold out, but were overruled by the
majority.
Some Hungarian officers were pat to death at
Arad and Temesvar—one by hanging. The es
tates of two were confiscated.
It was rumored that Bern had fallen into the
hands of the Russians at Wahachii.
The Emperor ol Russia has ordered a fresh
levy ot troops to repair lhe loss s of his army
from cholera and lhe sword
The Pope does not seem disposed to return to
Rome, but has quitted Gaeta for Naples, where
he has taken up his residence.
The cholera is committing serious ravages at
Trieste.
It is thought that there will be trouble at Mo
rocco, growing out of the French and Spanish
question.
The cholera is decreasing m England.
From the time of its appearance in London,
12,8*7 persons have been swept away by it in
that city alone.
The Irish potato crop is more affected with
disease than was supposed, but still a lair supply
of sound potatoes may be depended upon.
A riot took place at Waterford: a police bar
rack was attacked, and one of the storming par
ty killed.
The French have imposed protective duties
on the importation of foreign oil seeds, with a
view of protecting the culture of oil seeds in Al
geria.
The cholera has permanently diminished in
Paris.
The 10th of October is fixed upon for the open
ing of lhe trial of the persons implicated in the
conspiracy of June 13,1349.
It is decided to reduce the French army some
80,000 or 100,000 men.
The ministry of Holland have resigned, and
the king has given instructions for the formation
of a new cabinet.
MlxwtcaL
The Opera season is fast approaching. Al
ready a part of Maretzek’s forces have arrived
by the Hermann. Among these are Fortt, the
great Tenor, in whose engagement Max Maret
ick showed much excellent generalship; also
Miletti, the maestro. Some of our cotemporaries
stated erroneously yesterday, that lhe impnssa
rio himself had arrived; but the person who
came by the Hermann and bore the name of
Mareizek happen to be Mr. Mareiz-k, Sen.,
the father of the manager.
The Prima Donna whom Mr. Marelztkhas
succeeded in engaging is Signorina Bertucca,
late of the San Carlo at Naples, and her personal
beauty, as well as her voice and artistic accom
plshments are spoken of most enthusiastically by
all who have heard h :r.
Hehasalro engaged Signorina Pcrrini, late
of La Milan, a Contralto of very great
celebrity, and said to be one of lhe most useful
artists an Opera could possibly have,os the quali
ty of her voice and her knowledge of the art,
enable her, to undertake not only Contralto, but
even other roles, roles written for Soprano or
mezzo Soprano.
Guidi, the Tenor leger, who is engaged will
arrive with the next steamer.
Large quantities of music, and costumes mad*
expressly for tins troupe at Pans, are beginning
to arrive, and indeed every thing looks as if our
friend Mareizek was in earnest about the mat
ter. We know that he deserves great succes
and we doubt not, that he will meet with It. It
is probable, that before the beginning of the re
gular Opera season at the Astor Place, all the
new artists will appear at a Grand Concert at
the Tabernacle, which Maretzek proposes to
give. But this is rumor.
A friend who hasjust returned from Philadel
phia, where he witnessed the debut of MJe.
Jacques, the new Prima Donna of the Seguin
troupe, speaks of her as follows:
“The lady is a very little, a very small, bat very
pretty German girl, and pronounces her English
with a German accent which sounds remtuk
ably well and piquant. As an actress she is un
surpassed in this part, (Li Fille de Regiment,)
and as a singer she is excellent, but for a few
tr fl ng f ulls. Her voice is a clear, full Soprano,
of fine metallic tone, reaching up io C or even D,
but no: very sweet in the upper notes. The
lowe.-t few notes of her voice are the weakest,
and she is too fond of changing the Tempo,
making it difficult to the O.chestra to follow
her. The last and greatest fault she has, is that
she endeavors to make lhe audience forget the
smallnesaof her figure by forcing her voice even
to a scream.
la Ti ano and Andante pissages she is superior
to any English singer at present on the stage,
and in the Finale of the first act she was espe
cially great.
Upon the whole, all the faults which we have
found and have enumerated, are such as can
easily be avoided and overcome, and with at
tention to this and a little perseverance Mlle.
Jaques can acquire a most enviable position on
the English lyric stage.”
Ot Mr Seguin's “ Salpice,” our friend speaks
in the most enthusiastic terms, and in decided
ly opposite terms of Mr. Reeve’s “ Tonio.” But
we shall soon have them here, and have an op
portunity of judging for ourselves.
A Grand Concert in aid of the Italian Re
fugees, is to be given at the Tabernacle on
Wednesday evening next. Among the per
formers who have volunteered on this occa
sion, we notice Tedesco, Vita Garanti, Rossi
Corsi, Novell:, and numerous other fqvoritis.
Bat we tru«t that the fine singing which we may
expect to hear on this occasion, will not be the
only attraction to this Concert; the appeal is
made on behalf of the refugees, who had to
leave their sunny home and fly to happy Amer
ica, when the last spark of hope for liberty had
fled from Italy. Let them not appeal to us in
vain.
Queer Rumors —We really thought that our
estimable and esteemed cotemporary of the
Minor, hated “transition state,” “panics,”
and “ manufactured great effects,” too much,
ever to indulge in them himself, but left these
humbugs to its amiable neighbor at the corner
of .Fulton street. In matters of art, music,
the Drama, &c., the Miiror is usually good au
thority, but a long “Opera article” in Saturday’s
paper, looks very much like a “ Slievegammou
battle ” story. Although the Mirror assures its
readers of the correctness of its story, “received
from the most authentic sources,” we, among
its readers, are inclined to doubt it, or at least
a great part of it.
After relating an incident of a purely private
nature, (an sffiir of dollars and cents between
Mr. Fiy and the owners of the Opera House,)
the Mirror lias lhe following:
“In this state of sffiirs, an offer made, we
understand, by Mr. Niblo, has a controlling in
fluence upon the prospects of the opera. He
intends, we hear, if suitable arrangements can
be made, to give opera at rris bemKlfurand pop
ular establishment during the winter, with a
company composed of Truffi, Benedetti, Rosi
Vita and his wife Garanti and others. In this
case he has, we hear, made an offer to Mr Fry
for lhe use of his whole stock in trade. Ho in
tends, if this project be carried out, to continue
his present prices of admission—fifty cell's to
a'l naits of the house.”
Now we happen to know upon the most per
fectly reliable authority, that Mr. Niblo will
have nothing whatever to do with Italian opera,
either this winter, or the next, or any other, and
that the above is written under wrong or mista
ken impressions and without “ reliable” author
ity. That the artists named above would like
to continue to appear before the New York
public, that they would sacrifice much for the
sake of a union, to oppose Maretzek, and the
new artists he may bring over, we know well,
but we also know that one of their number must
become manager, and hire the house from Mr.
Niblo, as the latter, even without the late ex
. ample of Marshall before his eyes, has too much
tact and knowledge to engage in the manage
ment of an Italian oo<ra, and will have nothing
to do with it either directly or indirectly. Still
we suppose these parties might hire his house,
when his own season has closed, (not likely to
occur now, to judge from present appearances,)
just the same as anybody else might hire it ana
pay for it, after Mr. Niblo has done with it for
the season.
The above from the pen of our musical critic,
was prepared for last week’s issue, but laid over
for want of room. In giving it publicity to day,
we have an opportunity of saying what we have
long wanted to say, that whatever influences or
cliques may exist out of doors with reference to
musical performances in this city—so far as this
paper is concerned, its opinions are its own, un
controlled by any other consideration than that
of promoting the glorious art which is at once
the fruit, as it is the ornament of a refined civil -
zation. The gentlemen, to whose judgment
has been confided the musical column of this
paper, has fairly won for the paper and himseli,
the good opinion of all those who really love
music, and honestly strive to nourish a taste for
and appreciation of it, in this community. We
do not mean to forfeit this good opinion, and
are determined to keep clear of all music J
cliques If the talent now in this city can get
up an Opera season at Niblo’s, it will afford us
real pleasure to be able to record its success.
A little competition will do no harm, in music
than in other matters.
Mr. Hudson, the cleverest of Irish comedians,
and one of the most pleasing vocalists we have
heard in many a day, proposes to give a Con
cert at the Brooklyn Lyceum on Wednesday
next. He will be assisted by Miss Leach, Mr.
Leach, and others. We can promise all who
will attend, a very delightful evening, and anti
cipate much pleasure ourselves. The proceeds
are to be d evoted to the Roman Catholic Orphan
Asylum.
We have been shown a new invention, called
the “ Dolce Campana” attachment to the Piano
Forte. It is the invention of Messrs. Board
man A Gray, of Albany, and is, in our opinion,
more worthy of attention than any of the thou
sand and one different attachments which have
of late years been put to piapo fortes. Tms at
tachment produces a soft, clear, end bell l.ke
lone, anfthe most delicate and beautiful medu
litions can be produced by its means. Our
space will not permit us to describe it more in
detail, and we refsr our musical readers to Jol
lie’a music store, where an instrument having
this attachment can be seen and tried.
We have seen teveral numbers of a new and
very handsomely printed mus'cal paper, ca’led
lhe ” Mes age Brd ” Its contents givetok-n
ol much industry and taste on the part of the
editor, and aa it is lhe only geol musical paper
at present published in this country, (as far as
we have seen, at least,) we have no doubt that
it will meet with extensive patronage. It cer
tainly deserves it.
A New Novel, by Mrs. Gore.—We have
received from our neighbors, H. Long & Broth
er, 43 Ann-street, “ The Dowager; or, the New
School for Scandal,” by Mrs. Gore. We have
been perfectly delighted with it, as one of the
most brilliant productions of the most fascina
ting and delightful authoress of the day. It is
highly dramatic in its plot, full of racy wit and
pungent satire, and keeps up a lively and well
sustained inrerest throughout, even to the de
nouement. In a word, it promises to be one of
the best novels of the season.
Messrs. L"ing & Brother have, we understand,
several other excellent works in hand, and from
the good taste always displayed in their selec
tions for publication, we can promise the read
ing public, with safety, that No. 43 Ann-street
will bs the head quarters of standard literature
for the season.
Horn's Last.—The Inveterate, during a hea
vy shower of rain, was making hs way, unpro
tected by an umbrella, when an acquaintauce
shouted out, “Horn, you’ll get your hat spoil
ed 1” “No : it’s an equi-Kaox-ial hat, and de
fies hail, rain, or sleet.” Complimentary, truly,
to Knox, of 123 Fulton street.
JRatters.
Oun City and Viciniiy-Never within our recol
lection have the streets of New York exhibited so
much activity and bustle as they have within the past
few weeks. Merchants, manufacturers, and indeed
tradesmen of every kind have been busy. They are
busy, not from speculation, but from the actual wants
of the people-giving a healthy character to all trans
actions made. Durir g the spring and summer months,
either the dread of the approach, or the actual pre
sence of the cholera tended to keep from the eastern
cities those who made purchases to supply co min
ers ; thus exhausting the stock on their hands, and
creating an actual demand for every article to be
found in this market. A gentleman who has ample
opportunities of obtaining Information, assured us the
other day that there is now a greater demand for our
wares than there has been in several years, and that
ihat the manufactories in the city and vicinity, are
doing their utmost to supply that demand. This has
created considerable demand for labor—especielly
that of mechanics. In a city like New York, there
is generally more labor than there is a demand for,
but at present we are assured that in mechanical em
ployments they are more equalized than they have
been in a long while. We would not be understood
by our distant readers, as meaning that there is any
scarcity of labor; far from it: there may still be some
demand for skillful work nen in particular branches
of manufacture, but as a general thing, the supply is
generally equal to the demand.
Ho for California’—The great balloon, which
will make the passage to California in five days, we
are told will be ready for experiment in the course of
a few days. Glad of it, for then an unbelieving world
will have an opportunity of judging the practicability
of navigating the air, of which Messrs. Porter & Rob
jvhn are so confident. Until within a few days we
thought the whole affair had been abandoned ; but it
appears that the above named gentlemen have almost
completed a mach'ne large enough for practical pur
poses, and are still confident it will succeed. We
hope it may.
The Use of a Moustache.—Never until wc saw
a gentleman with a moustache take his dinner, could
we imagine the use of those unsightly appendages to
the upper lips, especially of Americans. From what
we then saw the conclusion was inevitable that they
were worn for the purpose of correcting a bad habit
of fast eating, and not for ornament. Our country
men are decidedly utilitarian, and we are not at all
surprised that they have made even a moustache ser
vicable.
New York and Erie Railroad Accident.—A
switch tender on this road, named Thomas Hare was
brought te the City Hospital on Friday evening, hav
ing had his hand severely Injured in attempting to
connect some cars with the train at Turner’s depot.
He was weak and exhausted when he arrived, and it
is thought his hand is so much injured that it will
have to be
Another Sugar Refinery Burned.—On Friday
night about twelve o’clock, a fire broke out in the
large house No. 93 Washington st., occupied by Mr.
William Small as a sugar refinery, and consumed
nearly the whole building. The fire also extended
to No. 91 on one side, and Nos. 87 and 89 on the other,
injuring them considerably. The loss Is estimate dat
from §IO,OOO to $12,000 which is said to be covered by
insurance For an hour it was feared the flimes
would extend to the neighboring frame buildings, but
by extraordinary efforts the firemen managed to
check its further progress.
An Escape from the City Prison.—James Pha
lon, who was tried and convicted of grand larceyn,
and sentenced to the State Prison for three years and
six months, made his escape from the Tombs. When
he was removed from the court-room he got away
from the officer who had him in charge, and ran down
City Hall Place, but was recaptured and locked up In
the Tombs Soon after, a man called to see him, and
was admitted to his cell, who after staying a short
time as was supposed, left the prison, presenting his
ticket as required. It was soon discovered that the
man who left was the convict Phalon, while the man
who entered was still in the cells and was locked up
for safe keeping.
Library Destroyed —The Freeman's Journal says
that at the recent fire at Williamsburgh the Catho
lic priest (Rev. Mr. Malone) who resided with Mr.
Lake, lost his entire library, of considerable value,
and the whole of his other property. It appears that
the books and papers of the parish were at the same
time almost wholly destroyed.
Careless Driving.—A woman named Ann Moore
was severely injured by being driven over by a horse
and wagon in Whitehall street, on Friday. Her head
was badly eut, and both her legs were badly crushed
by the wheel*
Coroner’s Inquhst.—The Coroner held an inquest
yesterday upon the body of Daniel Foley, a native of
Ireland, aged 28 years, who was killed at the foot of
42nd street, East River, by a stone striking him on the
back of the head, from a blast In the quarry of Mr.
Voorhis. Foley was employed as a hand in the
quarry, and he with the other hands had left at the
time of firing off the blast, when the stone struck
him on the head and knocked him into the river.—
Verdict accordingly.
POLICE.
Arrest of an Escaped Convict.- On Friday
night one of the deputy keepers of the penitentiary
took into custody a convict, named Williams, who
escaped from the Island some weeks since. It ap
pears the fellow escaped by swimming across the
river, and had eluded the vigilence of the officers
who were in search of him, until Friday nrnht .whpn
incaire to see Mr. Hudson
perform. One of the officers happening to be in the
third tier, he recognized the bird, and arrested him.
Violation of the Post-office Laws.—William T.
Mills, a young Englishman of respectable appear
ance, was cherged yesterday morning, before Alex
ander Gardener, Esq . U S. commissioner, with hav
ing surreptitiously obtained a letter, the property of
David W. Murphy, of Brooklyn, from the Post-office.
Bv the evidence of Mr Janies Scott, one of the Post
sffice clerks, it appeared that, on the 21st of Septem
ber la i t, Mills called and asked for letters for himself
and Oliver Meadows. This was at the first delivery,
upon which occasion he got two or three letters. At
the second delivery he called again, and asked it a
letter had arrived for Mr. Murphy- He also asked
for a letter for another person. Scott told him the
letters were there, but that Mr. Murphy was in the
habit ol calling lor his own letters. He made some
reply, but at all events Scott gave him two letters at
the second delivery, one of which was Mr. Murphy’s.
On the 24th the letter was returned to the Post-office
through the City Dispatch, with a post office stamp
on it, and marked “ taken by mistake.” The seal ap
peared to be broken and the letter opened. On Sat
urday the 22d Murphy called for the letter at the
Post-offiee, and Scott told him he had given it to
Mills, and that he supposed all was right. Mills was
subsequently arrested, and committed by one of the
police justices, alter which he was handed over to
the U. S. authorities. He denies that he is the per
son, and insists that Scott is mis’aken as to his identi
ty. The commissioner held him to bail in s.’so. It
seems that, shortly previous, a letter directed to Mr.
Murphy, containing a £SO note, had been also surrep
titiously taken from the Post-oflice.
Who’s Money ?-Theodore Waiting, a negro boy,
was taken to the seventh ward station house on sus •
picion of having stolen §34 in bank bills, which he
was found counting in the street. He refused tc give
any information as to the place of obtaining the mo
ney, and was locked up in the city prison.
THE COURTS.
TRIAL OF MICHAEL POWER FOR THE MURDER OF
RICHARD MILEY.
The prisoner was indicted for the murder of Rich
ard Miley on the 13ih of August last, at the foot of
16th street. He was defended by his counsel, James
T. Brady, Esq., and the prosecution was conducted
by Mt. Sweeney.
Patrick Dean, deposed that he was superintend
ing the work in the yard and spoke to deceased in the
afternoon, about three o’clock, telling him he ought
to get on with his work, as he had sent him two ex
tra hands, to which deceased replied that he had sent
him two b y thieves ; the prisoner said that they
were quite as good as he was; they then got to
quarreling, when witness ordered prisoner to go to
the yard, as they could not agree; they resumed their
labor again, as usual, but after the lapse of a short
time the prisoner seized a stick and struck deceased
a blow upon the head, which knocked him down;
witness saw deceased was bleeding; raised him up
and took him to the cabin of the vessel; deceased
said it was nothing—it did not signify; after the lapse
of eight or ten minutes deceased commenced vomit
ing, when he was sent home. Witness on his cross -
examination, said that deceased struck the fiistblow ;
he struck the prisoner right and left on the head, and
clanched him by the throat; prisoner stooped down
to pick up something; he to 5k the stick up in his hand,
whereupon deceased caught him again by the back
of the neck, and told him to put it down, or he would
choke him.
Rkubun Harris, a colored n an testified that de
ceased struck the prisoner twice with his fist; that
when Mr- Dean told prisoner to go to the yard to
work, he replied that he would not until he had his
revenge. The witness coioborated Mr. Dean’s testi
money.
The widow of the deceased testified to the injured
state in which he husband had been brought home,
and that he died at J o’clock on the same night-
The prisoner was very ably defended by his
counsel, who relied on the fact that Miley’s
death was the result of a sudden affray, without ma
lice, and also, on the previous good character and,
peaceable habits ef Power. The jury found him
guilty of manslaughter In the third degree, and court
sentenced him to two yeaas imprisonment in the state
prison at Sing Sing.
s3* The Miiror of Thursday contained an
other excellent letter from Dr. J- S Bowren,
concerning the “ phenomena of living beings,”
who concluded with remarking that if his “ol
aervations are founded on truth and sound phi
losophy, the science of Animal Chemistry must
take a high position in the healing art, and lead
to important modifications and improvements in
medical practice. When the study of medical
science is made to embrace all the collateral
sciences, it will assume that high position in the
scientific world to which it will be justly enti
tled. Uniting the profound philosophy and wis
dom of Hippocrates, learning and science of
the eclectic B >erhaave, with the vast philosoph
ical acquirement of the advocates of the doe
trines ol L eb g an 1 M itteucci, it certainly will
take the fi st rank among the learned i rofesfiona
of the present age.”
Meantime, we perceive that the professors in
the various colleges are actively drumming up
young men, fierce candidates for parchment med
ical diplomas—to distil into their young minds
the terrible and destructive tenets and practices
of the established schools of physic. Oar legis
latures, too, will be appealed to to tax the people
for funds to waste in largesses upon colleges and
professors to teach simple youths to earn their
daily breed by daily murder, secundem artetn.
0&- Mr. William Howe, a gentleman well
known to fame, and a sturdy opponent of fam
ine, the old steward of the Union Club, has
been solemnly inaugurated as the director-in
chief of the cutsine of the Bank Coffee House,
No. 11 Pine-street. Whoever confides to Mr.
Rowe the preparation of his dinner, or whoever
intrusts him with the getting up of a supper, for
a small or a large party, will come away well
content. There is not a dish, French or En
glish, that Mr. Rowe does not know how to pre
pare, and there is not in the wide world a nobler
fellow than this same William Rowe. While
he remains at the head of the;cutsme of the Bank
Coffee House, we- commend the establishment
to the favor of our readers.
UJR3* The Female Serenaders are drawing crowded
houses every night at the Franklin Theatre, No. 175
Chatham Square. We advise all our friends and
readers who are fond of fun and amusement to visit
‘he aboye place*
General Items.
J®- England, notwlthslanfing her deplorable nau
perlsm, is not so bad in this respect as France, tsklre
the great cities as the test. According tc the report
of the Board of Health, 1,000,000 of persons are
crowded in Paris into little more than 40 000 houses,
being at the rate of 25 to a house ; while in London
2,000,000 people have 280,000,000 houses or about
seven to a house. The population of London is,
therefore, much better lodged than that of Pails. Be
tween 1831andl84l, the number ofrduit males in
Crett Britain increased 630,000, but the number of
those employed in agriculture-tho most destitute
portion of the population—diminished 19 065 The
milk of the increase, therefor e, implying an addition
0 • >jP wa ! ds of 2,000, souls, was of the upper and
mmole classes, the better sort of artisans and the
we " P a *d laborers of the towns.—
While Great Britain has Increased her population in
a 1,85 her cent. France has increased hers
? ... per ? ent - Aust ria 0.85, Prussia 1 S4,Saxony
1.45, Wurtemberg 0 01, and Holland 0.90 The rate of
dta'mllhing 0111 Auslrla and France, is rapidly
iKr A man calling hlmselitheEev.Thos. P. Smith,
?±’.'^ 1 ,h ) <l k he cdll ? r °, f :l P«Per published in
lowa, called the Evangelical Herald, was arrested
yesterday and lodged In the calaboose, on a charge
of forgery. He presented himself during ihe morn
ing at a broker’s, to whin he endeavored to sell a
note on Capt.G. W; Atchison, of steamer Highland
Mary, tor the sum of §35. The broker desired him
to wait a few moments, while he stepped in a back
room, and with this he hurried secretly to Capt At
chison, who informed him that the note was forged.
On bis return, the saintly man was still patiently
waiting at the counter. He was collared and dragged
to the calaboose, we are grieved to state, in a most
sacrilegious hurry. Here another note (also a forgery)
was found on his person. It was drawn on Captain
Carlysle, for the same amount as the first.— St. Louis
Revielle.
The Cincinnati CtmmercicZ states that at the
races near that city on Wednesday, a female who
gave evidence of warm disatisfaction of the manner
in which one of the nags had been “ put through,”
snatched the bridle from the hands of the rider, and
with an alacrity that would have fired up the envy of
even Madame Macarte. threw herself astride the
beast, and started on a fly around the track—lashing
the animal and digging him with her heels as though
she had been spurred like a dragoon. The time sue
made was not noted, though she offered to take a bet
of two to one it was inside of three. This manly ex
ploit excited considerable merriment on the track,
and gave rise to many jokes, but the lady’s conscience
was equal to endurance of all the shocks which have
been heretofore supposed to affect the inherent mo
desty of woman. She retired from the field with a
hurrah.
The influence of railroads on wealth is made
apparent by a recent comparative estimate of the
personal and real estate of the two cities of Bo ton
and New York. It is found that the former is in
debted for her reeent rapid growth to her superior
enterprise in railroads. The valuation of real and
personal estate in New York, at the commencement
of the present year, was §251,193,527, which, com
pared with that of 1840 exhibitsan increase of only
$350 373 ; while that of Boston shows an increase of
$73,097,490, during the same interval. In 1840 the
wealth of Boston in real estate amounted to $95,631,-
600, while at the present time it is estimated at $167,-
728 000. If this be true of Boston, what favorable
r esults may we not realize from the completion of the
Pennsylvania Railroad l-Phila. Ledger.
Mr. W. S. Thomas, of Norwich, N. Y., has in
vented a telegraphic manipulator, which we saw
tested on Saturday afternoon at Bain’s office, in. the
Ode m building, in the presence of a number of gen
tlemen, and its r®‘ults were in the highest degree sa
tisfactory. The operators at the office were highly
pleased with its success, affording, as it does, a means
of transcribing '‘lightning ’ writing as fast as the
apparatus can turn out the paper. This is a highly
important improvement in telegraphing, and may
have an important bearing in the legal quarrels of
Profs Morse and O’Reilly.— -Republic.
On Friday last, the steamer Globe came into
port and was tied up by the Sheriff for debts to the
amount of §15,000. She had on board some two hun
dred emigrants who had paid their fare from Buffalo
to Chicago and Detroit, and who are detained here for
want of means to go on. The amount of fare paid
by them was about §3OO, and the provisions which
they provided fur the trip have given out, and here
they are unable to proceed, and many of them with
out the means of subsistence.— Cleveland (Ohio}
Herald, Sept. 24.
Mr. Kendall writes under date of Paris, Aug.
30th, to the Picayune : How to get rid of the Repub
lic is the question, now asked on every side—you
hear it everywhere. Poi ters, chambermaids, waiters
about the hotels, cab drivers—all who have any in
dustry and are anxious to thrive by work, openly
avow themselves sick and tired of the present institu
tions, and at the same time manifest their readiness
to thrown up their caps at the first member of a mon
archical family who may come along.
It is now ascertained that Lord Ashley’s sim
ple and confiding nature has been impo ed upon.—
The Irish peat-oil tallow-cardie scheme is a hoax, or
a fiction, as was suspected it would prove to be. Mr*
Owen has contradicted the statement that he has in
vested any capital in the bog land of Ireland for the
purpose of converting vegetable earth into oil, tallow
or gas. He admits that he has been induced by Mr.
Reece to make some experiments, which have failed;
J9®* A notice from the cashier states, that a coun
terfeit $2 bill of the new plate of the State Bank of
Indiana has been recently noticed. It is the bill hav
ing for its vignette a male and female figure support
ing a shield. The counterfeit can be readily detected
by the engraving being course, wh le the genuine is
very line. The paper of the ccunterleit is whiter
than the genuine.
A correspondent of the London Times says:
“It w*ll hardly be believed that the whole quantity
of gold currency in the world, taking it at its usual
estimate of £150,000 sterling, would only weigh about
1,150 tons; and that in bulk a room twenty feet long,
trt elve feet wide, and ten feet high, would hold it all.' ’
It is within the recollection of many persons
living, in England, that the father of the late Mn
Denison, ol one of the London banking firms, who
recently died worth more than twelve millions of dol
lars, used to carry home his rump steak In a cabbage
leaf for his dinner.
In Patterson, N. J., on Saturday night, a riot
began In a groggery in Mill street, between some
Irishmen and fireme i, which was not suppressed by
the sheriff' t<il morning. Three persons wer? wound;
ed by shots. Maher and Connolly were arrested ;
Maggennis, keeper of the grogjery fled.
I®* A rich lead mine ha; been discovered about
two miles west of Dubuque, lowa, on lands owned
by Chas. O. Hagan. From seventy thousand to one
hundred thousand lbs. of the mineral in eight, and
iLaicailonsof a great deal more.
In Cincinnati on Saturdr y last, two little child
ren, whose parents are in New York, were shipped
by L vingston & Fargo’s express for their homes.—
This Is certainly a “tew feature” in the express
business.
R®“ Some compute that the rats in the United
States consume six millions of dollars wo th of grain
a year. These animals are almost as expensive and
worihlejß as loafers and dandies, who appear to be
“ born only to consume the f. uits of the earth.”
J*®"* The operations at the Powhatan Factory, Bal
timoie county, are suspended, in consequence of the
pecuniary embarrassments of Mr* Mason, the pro
prietor. Several hundred hands are thus thrown out
of employment at an unpropillous season.
JP®** The abolishment of imprisonment for debt is
being agitated in Georgia, and there is a strong feeling
evinced in its favor. Recently thcmcasuie ha; been
adopted in Virginia.
JR3T* A person writing from San Francisco, says:
“To such an extent is the veneration oi th> fair sex
carried here, that I have seen a party of Oregonians
step and have a dance round an old cast-off’bonnet.”
JK5* Among the articles on exhibition at the Fair
we find a case of Daguerreotypes from the establish
ment of Mr. Brady, corner of Fulton and Broad way.-
Among the collection may be seen many portraits of
the distinguished men of the country. Mr. Brady is
one of the most enterprising men in his profession,
and has during the last five or six years made many
improvements in his art. Some of his pictures are
said to be unsurpassed in this country. It is now
possible for all who desire to have them to procure
copies of portraits taken from life of the great men
of the country. Politicians get portraits of rhelr dis
tinguished leaders for the purpose of awaking their
zeal about election times. Previous to the last elec
tion for President, a number of enthusiastic partizans
had miniature daguerreotype portraits of their favor
ites taken and placed in lockets to be worn in their
bosoms. Every body patronizes the daguerreotyplst
now, either to have their own portraits taken or that
of their frlen Is. We would advise our readers who
visit the Fair to examine the specimens of Mr. Brady :
£7" Doctor Swayne’s Compound Syrup of Wild
Cherry should claim the attention of all persons who
are predisposed to consumption, or to any of the dis
eases tending to it. It has long enjoyed the confi
dence of the Philadelphia public as being one of ihe
best remedies for lung diseases, and we are pleased to
see that agencies for the sale of it are established in
New York. Fora fist of them see our advertising
columns.
J9S* The Autographical Counterfeit Detector, con
taining the fac-slmlie signatures of the President and
Chashlcrof every bankin the United States, compil
ed by Mr. J. Thompson, 64 Wali street, is a most use
ful pamphlet, and should be in the hands of every
business man. It seems to us that if reference be
made to this work, it would be impossible to be im
posed upon by a counterfeit bill.
JE®* Notwithstanding the equinoctial weather of
the past week, the saloon performance of tie Ameri
can Museum have been well attended. A view of
the thousands of curiosities on exhibition there, wifi
well repay the price of admission, and no stranger
should leave tho city without visiting this popular
place of amusement.
RO* Mrs. Lyon Isaacs, of 5 and 5 12 Division st.,
who has gained a very favorable reputation as a
fashionable milliner, we hope will be patronised by
our lady readers, who are In want of new hats for the
fall or winter. Her prices are moderate, while her
styles are truly beautiful, as well as fashionable.
To cleanse Furniture.—Au excellent and use
ful article is on exhibition at the Fair, which is the
best article wo have seen for cleansing furniture,
door knobs, &c. An article of this kind has long
been wanted, and all good housewives will hail this
announcement wl h pleasure*
JKe* Gentlemen who desire garments cut and made
in a fashionable style, while they wish to be econom •
ical In the expenditures, should call on Mr. John C.
Moseman, of 15 North William street. Mr. Moseman
has long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the
best cutters in New York.
I®* Those well conducted and excellent Billiard
tables—fifteen in number—which are to be found at
401 Broadway, are increasing in popularity daily.—
None others than those who are q net and courteous
in the'.r demeanor are patrons f, i the establishment.
jj®* The California excitement gave an impetus to
the cutlery sales of Mr. Chevalier, 181 Broadway, and
from their superiority they now maintain the posi
tion so long held by his dental instruments, which
ais regarded by dentists as the best in the world.
M’Kinlcy’s Gentlemen’s Furnishing Store, No.
1 Park Row, opposite the Astor House, is well sup
plied with articles which are worn by every gentle
man, and sold at prices which should guarantee a
llberaj share of patronage.
jj®* Ball committees and others who way be in
want of a large and comfortable room during the
coming winter, should take a look at the Chinese
Assembly Rooms, which will perhaps accommodate
more persons than any other of the kind in the city.
K - House keepers who arc in want of new furni
ture. should call at Mr. John Hlggln’s establishment,
166 Canal street, where they will find all the modern
styles, made in a substantial manner, and at the low
cst rates*
r®-Since the approach of cool weather, we ob
serve that more gentlemen of leisure quiet
game of billiards at No. 8 Ann street, where there are
seven excellent tables.
PRESIDENT
TAYLOR AND HIS CABINET.
the unprecedented low price.of »l per
at the publisher’s (Bradys) Gallery, au ana 207
BroidwS?, corner of Fulton st. A liberal discount
to the trade. 07 u

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