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KaJNKLiN Piercb is said by his political
to be a capital New Hampshire party manager,
KyC a poor President. All men are not made to govern,
Ind but few know how to dispose of goods at prices as
< low as Hiram Anderson sells his magnificent Carpetings,
it his great establishment, 99 Bowery. If you are really
In want of a splendid Carpet, “cheap f»r cash,” read the
following scale of prices, “make tracks” to 99 Bowery,
and learn a practical lesson in household economy. In
grain carpets at 25c., 30c., 40c., 50c., 60c, 70c. and 75 c. per
yd., and which are of the most elegant Fall and Winter de
signs. Let them also look, when there, at his splendid Floor
Oil Cloths of the newest style, sotin finish, marble,
Italian, fresco and scroll paintings were never offered
so low before—only 2s. fid. to $1 the square yard, of
one to eight yards wide ; Ingrain Carpetings, from 6s.
to 6s. fid.—these Carpetings were expressly made for
City Bales ; English and American Three-ply Carpeting, of
magnificent scroll and Gothic figures, manufactured to
order, and which cannot be found in any other store in
the United States, at the usual low prices ; a larg» varie
ty of English Druggets, four yards wide, and 11-2. 2 and
8 yards wide, at 35., 3s. 6<L, 45., ss. and 6s. per yard ; also
Axminster and Mosaic Hearth Rugs, and 1,000 tufted
Rugs at 20s. each ; Stair and Hall Carpetings, at 24., 2d
-6d., 3s. to 6s. per yard. Also. English Tapestry, Brus
sels, and Velvet Stair Carpet, at 75., Bs., 9s. and 10s. per
yard. Window Shades, 65., 8?., 125., 20s. to 30s. per pailr
Table and other Covers ; Plated and Brass Stair Rods, Eng
lish Sheepskin, Adelaide, and Tufted Door Mats, etc., etc.,
Sold at 20 per eent. than any other establishment in
the United States. Royal Velvet, Axminster, Tapestry
and Brussels, from the celebrated manufactories of Cros
by & Son, and Henderson’s, which were made up express
ly for the New York Trade.
The Crystal Palace Furs, &c, at Genin’s
Bazaar—Genin bavins withdrawn his magnificent pre
mium Furs, Children’s Embroidered Clothing, and other
supeib articles, manufactured for the varioss depart
ments of his establishments irom the Crystal Palace, will
exhibit them for public inspection at the Bazaar, ©n
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, and respect
fully invites the attention of the fashionable circles of
few York to this unrivalled assortment.
Among the Ladies’ Furs are a full set of the finest Rus
sen Sable, valued at $2,090, together with beautiful sets
>f Crown, Hudson’s Bay and Swedish Sable, Royal Ermine,
dink, Marten, Stone Marten and Chinchilla.
The Infants and Misses Clothing Department comprises
iehly embroidered frocks for Misses, elaborately embroid
)ied cloaks for Infants, full suits of underclothing for
.’nfants and Misses, with all the accompaniments of the
nursery toilet, got up in the most recherche and beautiful
In the Boy’s Clothing Department are a variety of full
dress suits in velvet and cloth, embroidered and platu
velvet Talmas, trimmed with furs, &c. The children’s
Hats in velvet, fur, cloth, silk, &c., for both sexes, sur
pass in shape, trimming and richness of material, any
that have heretofore been manufactured in this country,
and the display of Ladies’ and Children’s plain and em
broidered Shoes is equally worthy of admiration.
The attention of the ladies of New York is invited to
the recently imported stock of Furs at. the Bazaar, com
prising every variety, from the costliest to the cheapest;
also to the unrivalled assortment of Winter Hosiery, Em
broidery, Fancy Articles for presents, Children’s Hats,
Ladies’ Bonnets, Shoes, Gaiters, &c.
Gknin’S Bazaar, St. Nicholas Hotel, No. 513 Broadway.
Fancy Goods, etc. —At John Haring’s
store, 419 Broadway, French, German and Shaker Bas
kets. Toys and Fancy Goods of all kinds, may be had,
wholesale and retail. Dolls, India Rubber Babies, Crying
Babies, Games, Toys in Boxes, Musical Toys, Baskets,
Military Suits, Balls, Tops, Tea Sets, Woolly Dogs, etc.,
in the fancy line, suitable for Holiday Presents.
A Dorlan !—lf you want a genuine Dor-
Jan—one calculated to make your mouth water, just take
the trouble to stop at stands 10 and 12 Fulton Market, and
ask the man who las grown fat by looting at them, to
open a shilling’s worth of Dorian’s oysters. If you taste
his bivalves once you will go thsrA «v«r after.
The Recent Movements of Omer Pasha
on the Danube have created no little sensation on this side
of the Atlantic; but the interest felt in the affairs of
Europe is not half so great as that Tanner, of 315 Broad
way, creates by his splendid Daguerreotypes, which are
appreciated by all who are lucky enough to see them.
John J. Staff, of 333 Broadway, devotes
his entire attention to the importation of choice Wines
and Brandies. Liquors purchased at his store may be re
'ied on as genuine. His choice brands of Havana Cigars
ire prcnounced by smokers to be the “pure Cuba, and no
A Holiday Present. —One of J. Gurney’s
sagnificent Mezzographs of yourself is about as hand-
Ujne a present as you can make to a near and dear friend,
fistt and examine his gallery of Daguerreotype likenesses
„f celebrated characters, corner of Broadway and Leonard
street, at your convenience,
Knox, of the Prescott House, corner of
Broadway and Spring street, is every day growing in pub
lic estimation. And why? Simply because the whole
city has unanimously admitted the claim of his Hats, both
in a fashionable and durable point of view. They are
worn by almost every man of taste and fashion, and the
the rush daily increases to his well stocked store. He has
lately introduced several styles that have beeome im
mensely popular. If you are in doubt, call any day at
his store and see for yourself.
Boots and Shoes. —Ladies and gentlemen
will find at J. B. Miller’s Boot and Shoe Store, 134 Canal
st., a superior and diversified assortment of goods, in
every style, suitable for all ages—from the infant to the
adult. His wares are made of the very best material, by
competent workmen.
\Collins Hotel. —This well known house, at
the Knot of Canal st., is in the hinds of Talman & Mapes,
the popular caterers. Their long experience as hotel
managers is sufficient guarantee to all who patronize
them Khat no better establishment can be found in.the city.
It enjoys a well merited popularity.
Page’s Uotet..— —Tn huwa p»o£a»» +inooi
to solid 1 comfort we would not rocommend the hotel of the
popular'\PAGK, at the corner of Spring and West streets ;
but to those who would feel at home, who love clean beds,
rooms, and their meals served at any hour it
may suit \their fancy or appetite, we heartily recommend
the abovft house. The charges are moderate, the accom
modations superb, and every possible attention is bestow
ed on the guest by the polite proprietor and his corps of
indefatigable assistants.
Holiday Presents. —The most serviceable
present a parent can bestow upon his child is an ele
gant and durable suit of clothes. There is nothing so
gratifying to the passer-by as to see a fine, manly little
fellow well and tastefully dressed. If you are a parent or
guardian, and should make up your mind to carry out
our suggestion, just call on W. L. Conklin, No. 8 Bowery,
and examine his fine stok of Boys’ Clothing. If you
should desire a suit you will find at the same place a de
sirable assorlment of Men’s Wearing Apparel.
Superior Furniture, etc. —It is a fact that
few know where to buy goods when they want them, so
afraid are they that they cannot get the best manufac
tured. Now, those who are in want of elegant and sub
stantial furniture can find no better person to deal with
than T. Brooks, of No. 127 Fulton, corner of Sands street
Brooklyn. His work is accounted among the most eleganl
turned out, and may be found in the most substantial
mansions. Call and examine his goods before you make
your purchases.
Where to go for Bargains. —lt may not
be generally known that Pifretwo-v & Humpurky 379 Broad
way, have announced their intention to sell off their pre
Fent magnificent stock of Carpetings at cost. Of course
every lady knows that the proprietors of th«a above store
are in a position to command the most elegant and fasn
, ionable goods manufactured either at home or abroad—
\ Here is an opportunity seldom presented to make excel
lent purchases in Carpetings, Oil Cloths, etc., etc. It is
his goods give general satisfaction.
How to Keep Wabm. —The question is
—ffifteta conned over .“how is one to keep himse.f warm this
• cold weather ?” It miy puzzle some to solve the mooted
point, but we generally unravel it as Alexander did the
Gordian knot, by cutting it in twain. In the first place,
we go to Dolan & Thompson, Merchant Tailors, corner of
Ann and Nassau streets, and purchase a suit of their
elegantly made clothes ; and if that is not found suffi
cient, we repeat our visit, and buy one of their splendid
overcoats, sacques, or cloaks. That’s how we keep warm.
Fashionable Manufactures.—Cahill, of
377 Broadway, is an acknowledged leader of the fashions.
His Boots and Shoes for ladies and gentlemen are among
the most elegant worn in Broadway. Cahill says he sells
all his manufactures several per cent, cheaper than any
other dealer.
Excitement. —The Empress Eugenie made
her appearance in the present style of Ladies Bonnets at
the Italian Opera House, Paris, a few weeks since, and so
captivated were ladies with its charming appearance
that the modistes of that city were surfeited with orders
on the following day. It is the most beautiful, fairy-like
structure we have lately looked upon in the Millinery
line. Mrs. Marky, of 210 Bowery, second stery, has a
consignment of them, which we would advise every lady
who is blessed with taste to call and examine.
Notice to Southern and Western Mbs-
Cha nth, Clothucrh, &c.— Extensive additions to our premi
ses, enable us to exhibit the most extensive stock of first
quality Ready Made Clothing, for Spring and Summer wear,
?o he had in this market. W. T. Jinnixgs & Co., 231
t roadway, American Hotel
R. M. Patrick’s Defiance Safe. —Gayler’s
Patent.— The only genuine article in the Safe line may be
purchased at R. M. Patrick’s store, 192 Pearl street. If
placed in the crater of Mount Etna it would successfully
resist its heat. Call at the above store, and look over the
certificates which Patrick has on file.
Counterfeiters. —lt is the misfortune of
great inventors to have shoals of imitators constantly
dogging their steps. Mrs. Simmons is no more fortunate
in this respect than others. As soon as she elaborates a
new style of hat worthy ef her great name, there are
hundreds ready to pounce upon and make up imitations of
it—counterfeit as they are base. To those who want a
ladies? bonnet, such only as this lady knows howto make
up, we would advise them to visit her at her show rooms,
No. 564 Broadway.
Knox, of No. 128 Fulton st., is always “in
seasen.” The new styles of Hats are just the thing for
gentlemen of taste and fashion, k and are got up in the
most finished manner. They are going off as rapidly as
Time itself. The present cold weather is suggestive of
furs, with which to envelope oneself and of this useful
article, Knox has a magnificent stock. The costliest
and cheapest varieties are embraced in his assortment,
which will bear comparison with that of any other dealer
in the city.
Crystal Palace Dolls at Bogers’ Ba.
zaar, No. 449 Broadway.—A splendid collection of those
beautiful Dolls wh : .ch during the past season have won
the admiration of visitors to the Crystal Palace, are now
on exhibition and for sale at Rogers’ Bazaar. Also a
great varietv of India Rubber Dolls, Doll hats, shoes and
arms, together with the largest stock of Toys ever offered
in the city. Citizens and strangers are respectfully in
vited to call.
The Ginseng Root. —The medicinal quali
lies of this Root are now so well known, that the Syrup
»f Ginseng and Malva is everywhere used. Sold by Wil
son, Fairbank k Co., Nos. 43 and 45 Hanover street, Bos
»n ; also by Charles H. Ring, 192 Broadway, and Boyd &
’aul, 40 Courtlandt st. and by all respectable druggists.
Three-Ply and Ingrain Carpets of supe
rior quality and new design, (Carhart & Myers, makers,)
just received and worthy the attention of buyers. Geo.
E. L. Hyatt, 444 and 446 Pearl st.
Presents for the Holidays. —The great
variety store of Pbtkr C Lyon, 264 Bowery, contains a
great variety of beauliful Toys and Fancy Goods suitable
for Holiday Presents—Ladies’ Work Bjxes, Reticules,
Fortmonrales, Card Cases, &c., Drums, Guns, Swords
Soldier Caps. Rocking Horses, Crying Babies, Dolls, Tea
Setts, &c , with an abundance of Toys of every description
at very low prices. Give him a call at 264 Bowery, be
tween Houston and Prince streets.
The Marston Rifle. —lf Omer Pasha’s
troops had been armed with the Marston Rifle, there
would have been no occasion for his recent masterly re
treat across the Danube; as with them, ten thousand men
would, in a fair stand up fight, whip a hundred thousand
m» n with muskets, fifty thousand men with the Minnie
or twenty five thousand with the Zund needle rifle. Those
who desire a weapon put out of repair, which
can be used with certainty in all weathers should buy
one of these incomparable rifles. Sold at 205 Broadway.
Upholstery. —Those intending the renewal
Of tteir Curtains or other Window Furniture for the ap
proaching Holidays, had better visit; and examine the rich
Btock of goods, consisting in part of Satin de Laines La
ces, Muslins, Buffs. Linens, and other Draperies, on sale at
the store of J. C. Woodford & Co., 389 Broadway. Abo
Window Shades in every variety, or got up to order. In
ducements and bargains not to be found in any other
house may be had here. The manufactures of the pupils
of the New York Institution for the Blind for sale here.
Prices Reduced.— Selling off all those rich
Silke, splendid Plaids, and elegant Shawls, Silk Velvet.,
and Ladies Cloths at greatly reduced prices. Also the
entire stock of Domestic Goods will be sold off at great
bargains. Ladies wishing to purchase the best quality of
gt ’ od ,” pr l ee ? wiil do w « u by calling at G. M. Bo
dins 8, 323 Grand st., corner Orchard.
House Furnishing Goods for the Holi
>avs—John Gssaso:., of 261 Greenwich street, has been
Baking great preparations for the Holidays Ha ha. In
itore Window Shades painted in every style; Paper Hang
ngs. Lace and Muslin Curtains, Floor and Tabla Oil
Cloths, etc., etc. Those about furnishing their residences
knew are invited to examine Greason’s Stock. roauleuoß4
Girandoles—Dyott’s Lamps.— Every kind
Of Lamp and Girandole, from the plainest to the most
eempheated may be bought at T. W. Sanded’ depot, No
1 Chatham square. Dyott’s patent Lamp will burn ’wirtl
equal facility Camphene or Pine Oil. Our’ advice to thole
in want of light on this subject is to visit Sanders.
Excelsior.—Lauck’s Excelsior Hair Dye
“ .• ne , of . the best liquid preparations we know of for col
oring hair, whiskers and moustaches, brown or jet black
without soiling or injuring the cuticle. If ladies knew
how much this Dye adds to their beauty when applied to
the eyebrows they would not be witkout it. Sold at No
o Roosevelt street. -
Anatomical Museum— lt is important that
r h ?l. ld tho . rou F hl y understand the structure
ct the wonderful house in which he lives This kn >
.. conservative of health, may bo reld’ y accuSed brln
?r?X?y' ‘° th ‘ Mlseu’m! No bZ 3M
’ s on, y within the past
thirty year, that ■mania-apotu has been recognised as a
disease by medical writers. Th. disease is \
ÜBe.ol adulterated liquors. Thoa. who b«
W. H. ftmau’. store, 430 Broom. street, neM*not feJr
■uch a result from their use, as ha imports onlvthl
purest qualities. Hi. importation, of Havana Ciirars-arn
iveiywhere recognised as the best. 2
, Carpets, Oil Cloths, etc W. & T
arwis, 452 l earl street, ar. offering magnificent Caroet
oS’r »™LntS’ I*?” P ‘ tUrM •“>*•
prioos. BeooUeot th. number, 452 Pearl street.
A Delightful Accomplishment. —lt is no
easy thing for a gentleman or lady to acquire the equine
art without the assistance ef a competent teacher, such
an one, for instance as Wm H Disbrow, of 20 Fourth ave
nue. Every attention is paid by Disbrow to those who
entrust themselves to his guidance. A few lesMons only
are r-ecessary to make them proficient equestrians. La
dies, however timid, at his school are soon assured, and
speedily learn to ride and manage with skill and grace
that noblest of man’s servants —the horse.
Rosewood and other Furniture. The
Presidential mansion has recently been refurnished in a
style almost regal: the work is superb, and
the furniture such as may be compared with that which
Mr. Wm. Simpson, of 89 Bowery, near the corner of Hester
street, manufactures and sells at prices most liberal. As
an upholsterer and cabinet maker, Mr. Simpson is second
■to none in the trade. Those who desire costly or other
fm niture should call at 89 Bowery, beforfi making their
The Strange Developments in ths late
Clairvoyance Case show but a small portion of humbug—
by which our citizens are daily deceived. And still when
honest tradesmen advertise, tbe cry is very often humbug.
But there is an establishment in the city where no decep
tion is used and where we guarantee you will not be hum
bugged, and that is the clothing establishment of Drum
oold & Proch, No. 120 Fulton st., who are well known as
fair dealing folks, and are the leaders of present fash
ionable style of Ready-made Clothing.
No Excuse for Grby Hair. —The Hair
Regenerator, made and for sale by us, is warranted to re
store the grey hairs of any person, old or young, to the
natural color in six weeks, and entirely prevent the hair
from falling off, as well ns give an entire new growth on
the head. The above may be relied upon as strictly true.
or the money returned. Price, $1 per bottle. Knight &
Queru, Chemists, 341 Breadway, up stairs.
For Sale. —The elegant Residence sn the
corner of Second Place and Henry st., South Brooklyn, 35
feet front, lot 133 feet deep,—built with all the modern
improvements. For further particulars, enquire of O. F.
Oatman, at this office.
See Hitchcock & Lbadbbater’s advertise
ment in another column, for the greatest kind of bargains
in Dry Goods.
The Destruction of Harper’s large pub
liahing honse is another sad catastrophe, and so it is for
a gentleman to hare a bad tailor. All those in want of a
good ©ne, whose prices are very low, will please step iu at
200 Wooster street, third .door above Bleecker. John C.
Moskman. _
Dry Goods at Reduced Prices. —Messrs.
Thomas & Jamis, 141 Spring street, corner of Wooster,
will open on Monday, Dec. 12th, eighteen cases of rich
Fall and Winter Goods, such as Silks, Shawls, Merinoes,
Paramattaa, De Laines, &c. These goods have been pur
chased ata great sacrifice in consequence of the advanced
state of the season, and will be sold at prices that will as
tonish the most fastidious. Amongst these are six eases
rich Plaid De Laines, usually sold at. two-and-sixpenee per
yard, but will be sold atqne-and-sixpenee per yard. Also,
Laces, Embroideries, Gloves, &c., &c., in abundance.—
Thomas & James, 141 Spring at., corner of Wooster.
' Cosmetics. —Care should be taken by those
who purchase Cosmetics that they obtain those not likely
to injure the cuticle. Dr. Gouraud, of 67 Walker street,
is well known for the superiority ©f his chemical prepara
tion. His Italian Medicated Soap has not its equal for
healing and removing blotches and freckles from the skin.
His Lily White, Poudres Suttiles, Instantaneous Hair
Dye, etc., stand unrivalled.
Holiday Cakes, etc. —Order upon order
continues to pour in upon Curribr, the baker, of No 205
Greenwich street, for his highly ornamented Cakes for the
Holidays. Almost every person who keeps open house on
New Year’s will be supplied with Cakes and Crackers by
Currier, the ladies’s favorite baker.
Genuine Bargains to be had at Orochz-
Ron’s —D. Crocheron, of 221 Greenwich street, net to be
behind his neighbors, and to show the world he can sell
goods as cheap as others, has made large reductions the
past week in his prices for Dry Gocds. French Merinoes,
Paramattas, Broche and Long and Square Shawls, suitable
for the season, selling eff at bargains. Now is the time
to profit by the reductions in the trade, and at no place
are you so likely to be suited as at Crocheron’s. Remem
ber, 221 Greenwich street. . ,
Clothing Made to Order. —Any of our
friends who desire a suit of clothes that willji?, and made
up in the most fashionable and stylish manner, cannot
find a better workman, nor one more accommodating
than Wm. S. Wood, draperand tailor, of 182 Grand street.
Being intimately connected with the qualities ef cloths,
he is not to be imposed upon, and as he is known to be
one of the best of cutters, our statement may ba taken
on assurance, that whatever their patronage, they will
be gratified with the result.
Splendid Cottage and other Furniture.
—Those who are desirous of furnishing their houses anew
for the reception of guests in the coming Holidays are In
vited to call and examine the splendid collection of Enam
elled. Cottage, and other Furniture, S. H. Warwick, of
No. 62 White st., has on sale. As a workman, Warwick
has not his superior, and as he is not over exalted in his
notions as to prices, we feel assured that hundreds will
n t only find it to their interest, but will be gratified with
whatever they may purchase of him.
Let it be Kept Before the People. —lt
is important that those who are in want of Carpetings
etc., should know that Smith & Lounsbury, of 448 Pearl
street, are selling off their present stock of Foreign and
Domestic Carpetings, Oil Cloths, etc., at reduced prices
preparatory to their removal to the new and splendid
building now nearly completed at No. 450 Broadway.—
They are selling off more to reduce stock than to realize
profit. Here is an inducement seldom offered to those
who want superior goods at inferior prices.
Ho! For the Holidays. —Visit Tuttle’s
4 —, OAC X>. J.. pivptnavivu AIO
is making to accommodate and gratify the varied tastes
of Young America in the coming Holidays. You needn’t
feel chagrined, however, that you are no longer under
tbe protection of .Santa Claus; for Tuttle caters for the
old as well as the young. Splesdid presents may be had
there for sweethearts, wives, mothers, brothers, sisters,
aunts and cousins. For particulars of the bonne bouche,
Tuttle is setting out, see advertisement.
Bowery Savings Store. —Extraordinary
bargains are daily made at the Bowery Savings Store, 126
Bowery, under the management of F. W. & W. F. Gillhy
&Co Fine high colored De Laines are selling for one
shilling per yard—came goods in other stores being read
ily taken at two shillings ; Persian De Laines, 18d.. sell
ing elsewhere for 3g. The most magnificent assortment
of Pl lids ever offered in any store in this city, are selling
at the above house at unprecedentedly liw prices. Blan
kets and Quilts, Flannels and Linens, Cloths, Cassimeres,
Satirets. Paramattas. Alpaccas, binawls, Silks, Cashmeres,
and all other goods in abundance. The Bowery Savings
Store is by all odds the cheapest dry goods house in the
city, and everybody patronizes it who has a desire for
excellent bargains.
Hot Coffee and Smoking Buttered Cakes,
these winterish mornings, are of no small account we all
know, and the place to get them in their purity is at
Friend Cooper’s old Fashionable Coffee Room, 103 Nassau
st., next to the Herald office, and then we always top off
with one of his Solace Cigars.
Constantinople and the Turks.—Second
Article. —ln 1798, Bonaparte Having invaded tha
Turkish province of Egypt, the Ottoman Ports de
clared war against France. This was followed by a
close alliance between Turkey, Russia, and England,
against the common enemy, the French; and this al
liance opened the councils of the Porte to foreign in
fluences, and the arts of foreign diplomacy, from which
it has never since escaped; As a result of this alliance
with Russia, a Russian fleet came down from the Black
Sea, and in conjunction with a Turkish squadron,
sailed through the Dardanelles, and conquered the
lonian Islands. Paul I. and Selim 111. by treaty, form
ed these islands into a republic, under the name of the
Seven Islands, to remain under the protection of the
Porte. In 1801, Egypt having in the previous year
been restored to Turkey by England, a peace was con
cluded with France ; and henceforth, the Divan was
subjected to the intrigues, and came in a great degree,
under the direction of the Cabinets of St. Petersburg
St. James, or St. Cloud. For the present, Russia and
England remained united against France.
These intimate relations with European powers, had
shown the Turks the superiority of their neighbors in
the art.of war; and it had become obvious to the mors
intelligent among them, that an introduction of mo
dern tactics into their armies, had become indispensa
ble to the maintenance of their power. An effort was
therefore made to construct an army on the European
model. Meanwhile Russia recommenced her encroach
ments ; and in 1806, marched an army into Moldavia
and Wallachia, and took possession of those provinces-
France, accordingly became all-powerful in the Otto!
man councils ; and hostilities between the Turk and
Russ were renewed, At this time all Europe was in
commotion, and new political combinations were
succeeding each other with the facility of the moves
on a chess-board. The powers which Bonaparte had
not humbled, were combined against him ; and the
war of Turkey with Russsa, and her alliance with
France, placed the Ottoman government also in an
attitude of hostility toward England.
Accordingly in February, 180 T, an English fleet
forced the passage of the Dardanelles; and to the
consternation, indignation, and rage of the Turkish
people, attacked Constantinople itself. The French
General, Sebastaine, undertook the defence; and con
ducted it with skill and success. But the Russians
were making rapid advances in- the other direction.
The populace and soldiers, irritated at the compulsory
changes which the Sultan had introduced, loudley
murmured; it was evident that a civil explosion was
at hand; when the Mufti, or chief priest, by the exer
cise of a supreme prerogative, deposed Selim 111. from
power. He was succeeded by Mustapha IV., who was
compelled to put a stop to the hated innovations. But
the defeat of the Turkish fleet by the Russians, suc
ceeded ; and in the terror and confusion which follow
ed, the friends of the late Sultan made an effort to re
store him to power, in which Selim lost his life.
Bairaktar, the brave Pacha of Ruschuck, was the
moving spirit of this counter revolution. He was
successful, deposed Mustapha, and his friend Selim bs
*ng no more, he gave the crown to Mahmoud 11., who,
aside from Mustapha, was the last remaining scion of
the race of Othmaa. Bairaktar became Grand Vizier.
He restored the new military system, and effected a
truce with Russia; but the Janizaries, foreseeing the
loss of their predominance, in the new order of things,
in the latter part of 1808, rose and put him to death.
Mahmoud, though thus left unsupported, soon exhibit
ed an extraordinary degree of energy and tact. He
concluded a peace with England, and concentrated all
his power against Russia, whose armies had already
crossed the Danube, and were threatening the passage
of the Balkan mountains. Twice he drove them back
across the Danube ; but the promised aid from France,
failing, he at length bought a peace with his ancient
enemy, by ceding to Russia that part of Moldavia and
Bessarabia, lying beyond the Pruth, with the northern
fortress on the Dniester, and at the mouths of the
Danube ; together with that important pass and for
tress in Asia, called the Southern Gates of the Cau
casus, on the Kur.
The Servians, who had been withdrawn from Turkey
by Russia, now again fell under Ottoman subjection ;
but by treaty of 1815, were allowed the administration
of their own government. Mahmoud now turned his
attention in other quarters. He gulled for a time the
restless spirit of the Janizaries, suppressed various re
volts, and caused his firmans to be respected in the
distant poitions of his Asiatic empire, and drove ths
Wechabites from Mecca. But the subtle intrigues,
and open aggressions of Russia still continued. The
crafty Catherine died in 1798, and was succeeded by
her son Paul, who was assassinated in 1801, and suc
ceeded in turn by his son, the late Czar Alexander. So
long as life remained, it was the favorite project of the
Empress to expel the Turks from Europe ; and this
she left as a sort of heir-loom to her descendants. In
1817, Mahmoud fonnd himself obliged to cede the
principal mouth of the Danube to Russia ; and all
along, to meet and quell various insurrections in the
provinces, fomented by Russian intrigue.
Greece, with all the memories of her ancient glory
hanging around her, with the cry of liberty—sent up
by France, and echoing from tlae Alps and Appe
nines to the lonian sea—ringing in her ears ; and op
pressed, as she truly was, by the semi-savage Turks,
presented a most favorable field for Russian intrigue
and diplomacy. The Greek revolution followed; a
anobls struggle, in which the freedom-loving part of
the world lost sight of the selfish part played by Rus
sia, and gave its whole sympathies to a brave people
struggling for independence. The Greek contest was
substantially closed by the battle of Navarino. The
battle of Waterloo had long since given France back
to the Bourbons; and now, harmonious as brothers,
the[combined English, French, and Russian fleets en
tered the bay of Navarino, and after a deadly contest
defeated and nearly annihilated the Turko-Egyntian
fleet of one hundred and ten ships.
The rage of the Sultan at this event knew ao bounds.
He demanded of the allies an indeminity for the
struction of his fleet; and stopping all communica
tion with them until they should comply, called all
Moslems between nineteen and fifty years of age to
arms, with a determination, if necessary, to face and
fight all Europe. In the beginning of the Greek strug
gle, as a return for Russian interference, Mahomed had
seized the Russian portions of Moldavia and Wallachia
but had re-delivered them in tbe final treaty of 1826’
On the heel of this, came the destruction of his fleet.
Nevertheless, prudent counsels ultimately prevailed ;
and the Sultan, as the result of negotiations con
ducted by the allies, consented to the qualified inde
pendence of Greece, under the sovereignty of the
Porte, on the payment of an annual tribute and com
pensation for Turkish property destroyed.
Mahmoud, meanwhile, had determined on the utter
extinction of the turbulent Janizaries. This body of
troops, kept good by the best material selected from
all sources of those bred to arms from youth, had for
ages been the bulwark of the empire. But while they
were the defence of the throne, they were, at the same
time, too strong for the throne. Haughty in their
strength, they could make and unmake Sultans at
pleasure ;. and dissolute ia their lives, they were the
terror of good order, and determined foes to the new
tactics and habits of subordination, which the Porte
was intent on introducing in his army. The destruc
tion of the Mamelukes in Egypt by Meheraet Ali, in
1811, bad set him the example ; and secretly he com
pleted his arrangements against the next revolt of this
celebrated corps. A blow struck by an Egyptian offi
cer is believed to have been the immediate cause of
the Janizaries’ last rising. At the time, Mahmoud
was smoking in.his kiosk, on the banks of the Bos
phorus, about a mile and a half from the city, with a
council composed of all his principal officers, within
call. Large bodies of troops were also in readiness, a
portion of whom were concealed in the seraglio; and
guns were all loaded with grape, ready to be moved
at a moment’s warning.
Tbe insurgents, inverting their pilaff—Kettles’ ac
cording to custom, marched first to the palace of their
Agha. Him, they did not find, as he was safe with
the Snltan; and so cutting his lieutenant in pieces, and
outraging his women, they proceeded to the palace of
the Porte. This they battered to pieces and sacked.
The papers and archives they commited to the flames.
Soon, however, a body of troops from the barracks of
Tophana, distant about a half of mile, landed under
the walls of the seraglio; and other bodies were seen
pouring into the city from different directions. The
Janizares, confident in their strength, took no pre
cautions to avoid being surrounded and hemmed in,
and ths Sultan, confident in the exactness and re
liableness of his arrangements, accompanied by his
Officers and nobles, came up from his kiosk, and en
tered his seraglio. There taking down the sacred
standard of the Prophet, and preceded by ulemas, re
citing passages from the Koran, he marched to the
imperial Mosque of Achmet at the square of the Hip
podrome. Here, it is probable, the Janizaries might
have seized him, but they feared to harm him. His
children were infants, and in case of his death,
there was no one remaining of the blood-royal to rally
around ; and shrinking from the attempt, they shout
ed the name of their patron saint, spit upon the new
uniforms, beat their caldrons, and retired to the great
square of Et-maidan, or place of mea*4; where, as a
writer of the time pointedly expresses it, they where
themselves “speedily to be made meat for dogs.”
- Mahmoud had taken his steps sternly and wisely.
The Mufti, or Mahometan high priest, gave sanction
to the proceeding by his presence, and the principal
officers of the Janizaries themselves, were in the se
cret, and were with the Snltan. In the spacious
mosque of Achmet, the sacred banner was unrolled,
and the Sultan, the Mufti, and the Ulemas, in con
cert, pronounced a curse and sentence of dissolution
against the Janizaries. Still Mahmoud remained care
ful and potitie in all his actions. He even dispatched
a messenger to the insurgents with a promise of par
don in case of submission ;to which they sent back a
haughty reply ; demanding in return the blood of their
enemies, and the lives of the subvertors of the ancient
customs of the empire. The Sultan delayed no longer
but ordered his troops to surround the square of Et
maidan, and commence the work of death. The nar
row streets were instantly alive with men and guns
moving in the direction of the square. Still the in
surgents remained passive. They looked on unmoved
as the troops debouched in front and on their flanks,
and pointed their guns; and exhibited no uneasiness
until they heard the cannon rattling over the paved
streets in tbeir rear. But it was then too late. Every
street was closed. In a dense mass of many thousands,
however, they made a rush upon one of the avenues,
to break the cordon. It was a fearful and doubtful
moment. The troops who blocked that street, saw
the fearful tide coming, and wavered, and the gunners
turned from their guns. At this crisis a determined
officer sprung to one of the guns, and discharged it by
firing bis pistol over the priming. The effect of the
grape on the solid mass which filled the narrow street,
was dreadful; and a second gun, drove the insurgents
back upon the square. The remainder of the work
was easy. Other guns on other streets opened their
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plete; and the formidable Janizaries had ceased to ex
But besides those who perished on Et-meidan
square, many other thousands were strangled and cast
into the Bosphorous ; others were imprisoned; and
others still, principally Asiatics, were sent to their dis
tant homes. Terrible as was this extermination, it had
the plea of necessity as a justification. But few months
previous, the Janizaries in one of these revolts, had
burned the entire suburb of Galatia; and in an in
surrection which followed their destraction, six
thousand houses were destroyed in Constantinople
proper. Still the loss of this brave body of troops, for
many years, greatly weakened the effective military
power of Turkey; and it is still the habit of some
writers to aver, that she has not yet recovered, and
never can recover, from .the effects of the blow. But
this remains still to be shown. Her armies are now
modeled and officered on the most approved modern
system ; she has lately introduced rifle-corps of sharp
shooters, who, we see, did famous execution on the
Russian officers in the late engagements on the Dan.
nbe—she is making preparations still greatly to en
large her rifle service; and her artillery, engineers
and cannon, have been pronounced by the Czar
Niobniaa himself, certainly a competaut judge, among
the best in the world.
The Nation’s Politico-Literary Feast.—
Every recurring December brings with it a Presi
dent’s Message, and a great number of longHiy Ilopvxfc,
from the Heads of the several Departments, making the
government at Washington, and from the Heads of
several Bureaux in mose Departments. The guveru
ment of no other nation in the world places before the
people so much reading matter, or gives to them
means of information, so comprehensive and volumi
nous. But this is a duty of the people’s agents, and
one, the performance of which, the people
These documents are generally very lengthy ; but wo
do not find fault with this feature, provided they are
full of valuable or interesting informatisn, and the
argument and facts embraced in as few words as pos
sible. Our people are a reading and thinking people;
though many of them prefer not to spend a week or
more to read all of the national documents which
every December spreads before the community. They
prefer to see a fair abstract of them, in which every im
portant fact is briefly stated, and every argument
briefly given ; with both the errors of fact and argu
ment commented upon. Let us begin then with the
President's Message :
We have no partizan feelings to gratify in reviewihg
the message of our President. We are not always dis
posed to praise those we have aided in elevating to
power, or to condemn those we opposed. We prefer
to speak well of him who acts well, without reference
to party attachments or tendencies, and to condemn
what we regard as errors in governmental policy, no
matter from whom they emanate. The message of
President Pierce in its style and language is plain,
courteous, and dignified. Its grammar is fair ; and it
appears to be the production of a mind thoroughly im
bued with Republicanism, itbough in other respects
not great. It is not a bold, nor remarkably able docu
ment, but simply a statement of the condition of the
Union, its relations with foreign powers, and its
domestic affairs. But a very _small portion of the
message is argumentative. Three-fonrths of it is ap
propriated to a simple statement of the condition of
the country at home, and its relations with foreign
governments. In its exordium or prefatory opening,
it speaks of the great interest which the people
manifest on the opening of Congress, and the duty
then imposed upon a new President, and adduces from
this fact an evidence of the justice and intelligence of
the masses, up n which alone rests the security of our
confederacy. The usual allusion to our dependence
upon an over-ruling providence is then made, and our
progress towards greatness attributed to a belief in
Divine Revelation.
We are told in the message that our relations with
foreign powers are not essentially changed from what
they were when the last Congress adjourned. The
Fishery question between us and Great Britain, is still
unsettled. She reads the treaty of 1818, and construes
it different from what we do. According to her con
struction, our people are excluded from some of, the
fishing grounds, on which our construction would give
us a right to take fish. For twenty-five years after
that treaty was made, we did exercise this right un
molested. The message tells us that negotiations are
pending which will probably terminate by extending
our fishing grounds on the northwest coast, even
beyond the limits which our construction of the treaty
of 1818, assigned to them. But what are the conces
sions, or what are we to give for this enlargement of
our fishing grounds, the message does not state.
The difficulty between this Government and that of
Great Britain, respecting Central America, is in pro
cess of adjustment. Our minister to England is in
structed to enter into negotiations on the subject,
which negotiations had previously been proffered by
tbe British Government.
A commission for adjusting the claims of American
citizens against Great Britain, and those of British
subjects against our Government, is now in session in
It is the opinion of the President, that the boundary
line between the United States aud the British
Provinces in the North-west, especially that part of it,
which separates the territory of Washington from
British territory, ought to be marked.
With France, the message says, our relations are
all amicable, and our trade good. It suggests the
propriety of taking off some of the heavy rertrietions
upon French imports, and says that negotiations with
a view of entering into a treaty of commerce and navi
gation with France are in progress.
With Spain, there seems to be greater difficulty than
with any other power. The President is quite happy,
as since the last session ®f Congress, there has heea
no unauthorized expeditions fitted out in the United
States against the Spanish colonies of Cuba or Porto
Rico. Should any such movement be set on foot, the
President says he will see that the whole power of the
government is called upon to suppress it. The vil
lainous treatment of some of our citizens by Cuban
authorities, in Havana, is called in the message
merely “ annoying occurrences,” and the President
thinks they will be repeated as Cuba is so aear us, and
as the Spanish authorities in Cuba are so jealous of our
power, and so suspicious of our intentions. When
our citizens complain of the ill treatment of the Cuban
authorities, they have flrst to lay their grievances be
fore our government, then our government inform i
Spain of them, then Spain counsels her government
in Cuba, and awaits their advice, and then probably
she may soon be ready to send us word what she
thinks of the matter. All efforts on our part to have
a direct appeal to the Captain General of Cuba ha
been opposed by Spain. This is all that is said abou
our relations with Spain, except a recommendation
that the claim for losses which Spain has against the
United States, growing out of the case of the schooner
Amistad, should be promptly settled. The justice of
these claims has repeatedly been acknowledged by
our Government.
The case of Martin Koszta is disposed of by a full
endorsement of all that was done by Captain Ingra
ham and other American officers in effecting his re
lease. The demands of the Emperor of Austria that
Koszta should be surrendered by our Government, and
he acts of our agents disapproved, cannot be com
plied with. The President assures us that the princi
ples that have been promulgated by our Government
in this case will be applied and enforced in all anala
gous cases. This is the true American doctrine, and
we fully approve of its frank avowal in the message.
China is alluded to in the message, and the hope is
expressed that amid the vast changes that are taking
place theie a more free intercourse between our people
and hers may be the result Our Commissioner recent
y sent there will, it U hoped, effect much good.
I Japan, too, It is expected, will open her trade and
commerce with us. Commodore Perry’s expedition to
that country is expected to result in a more intimate
intercourse with her. The expedition has arrived, but
as yet our Government has no intelligence ho v far it
will be able to convince the Japenese that they will be
benefitted by changing their old policy of keeping the
rest of the world as far off as possible.
The message, then, returns to nations on our con
tinent, and says that a dispute has arisen about the
boundary between our territory of New Mexico and
the Mexican State of Chihuahua. It admtis that one
of our former Commissioners made a mistake, and
sided too much for Mexican interests, and in violation
of the treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo. But as the
Surveyor appointed by our Government did not con
cur in this boundary line, no binding obligation grows
out of the one sided decision of our Commissioner.
The matter is still unsettled. Negotiations are opened
but no progress seems to have been made.
Central America has been honored with a full minis’
ter from our Government. As yet he has had merely
time to visit one of the States comprised under that
name ; but great results are anticipated from the mis
Tbe important question involving a free navigation
of the Amazon, scarcely second in importance to the
free navigation of the Mississippi, is properly made a
part of tbe message. The great River Amazon passes
into the ocean through the territory belonging to
Brazil, and efforts are being made by our Government
to induce Brazil to permit this river to be thrown open
to the commerce of the world, with such controlling
power as it is proper for her to reserve. The Repub
lic of Paraguay, and the Argentine Confederation,
have done this in relation to the rivers that run through
their territories, and Brazil should follow their exam
The Guano interest is alluded to, which closes the
subject of foreign relations. The message says that
the Peruvian Government will probably agree to settle
the difficulty which occurred at the Chincha Islands
satisfactory to our Government, and hereafter Guano,
which has become a very important agricultural. arti
cle, will be obtained in greater surplies, and with less
Our own domestic affairs are alluded to next. This
allusion opens with the assertion that the controversies
that have agitated the country heretofore are passing
away, and that scarcely a single passion exists which
grew out of them. If this Is really so we very. much
fear that our Union will retrogade in future. If the
time arises when there will be no controversy, no di
versity of opinion on any subject of govermeatal
policy, then we shall begin to fear that all is not well.
After thus disposing of the passions of the people, tha
Pi esident tells us that—“ This new league of amity
and of mutual confidence and support into which the
people of the Republic have entered,” gives us more
leisure to tend to matters that will advance our nation
and promote its material interests.
“ This new league of amity,” means we suppose the
compromise, though the term is nowhere used in the
message. But the phrase can have no other meaning
in the form in which it is used. But if this adjust
ment of the slavery question has no more binding
effect upon parties than the Washington Union, the
organ of the President, says the Baltimore Platform
prescribes, tbe “ league of amity” is nothing but a
deception, and none are harmed by it.
Next we have a short dissertation on the Demo
cratic doctrine of ’9B—the strict construction of the
constitution. The state-rights doctrine of Jefferson,
and many of the fathers of the Republic, ’is warmly
commended in the message. But does not this
d.-.ctrine conflict with the practice of this administra
tion 1 In what part of Jefferson’s history, or in what
period ef the eight years during which he presided at
the head of the government, did-he permit his cabinet
to be engaged in writing letters with a view of con
trolling state elections ? On the contrary, Jefferson
expressly enjoined upon Government officials nen
interference in state politics. Between the doctrine of
the message of President Pierce and the acts of the
cabinet he has called around him, there is a manifest
difference. The doctrine is admirable, but the practice
is abominable.
Taking care of the people’s money is thus alluded
to in the message, all of which is commendable, if the
practice conforms to the theory—
Of the practical consequences which flow from the
nature of the Federal Government, the primary one is
the duty of administering with integrity and fidelity
the high trust reposed in it by the Constitution, espe
cially in the application of the public funds, as drawn
by taxation from the people, and appropriated to spe
cific objects by Congress. Happily I have no occasion
to suggest any radical changes in the financial policy
of the government. Ours is almost, if not absolutely,
the solitary power of Christendom having a surplus
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inerce, ana therefore measured by the spontaneous en
terprise and national prosperity of the country, with
such indirect relation to agriculture, manufactures and
the products of the earth and sea, so as to violate no
constitutional doctrine, and yet vigorously promote the
general welfare. Neither as to the sources of the pub
lic treasure, nor as to the manner of keeping and man
aging it, does any grave controversy now prevail,
there being a general acquiescence in the wisdom of
the present system.
The subject oi Finance, War and Navy expenses, Post
office affairs, and other matters are more fully explained
in the several reports of the Departments having charge
of them ; and when noticing these reports we will
make our comments upon the suggestions and argu
ments on these subjects. The message has little to
say about them, but refers to the reports themselves.
The message proposes si me alterations in our
Judicial system, so that it may be extended over the
whole Union, which is all right and proper.
On the subject of Internal Improvements, President
Pierce is a strict constructionist, and hopes that Con
gress will be able to unite upon some new plan of ad
justing the unhappy differences which have ever ex
isted on this subject. What tkis new plan should be,
he does not intimate, except such intimation as is con
tained in the follewing extract:
“I submit to you, whether it may not be safely
anticipated that, if the policy were once settled against
appropriations by the General Government for local
improvements for the, benefit of commerce, localities
requiring expenditures would not, by modes and
means clearly legitimate and proper, raise the fund
irerassnry ftir suctx construction as the safety or other
interests of their commerce might require.”
We admit the subject to be very complicated one;
though WO very nraoli 11—'A ATtretU**. r l u i
would immediately compel one section of the Union,
or one State, to raise money for the purpose of im
proving their own commerce, and necessarily improve
that of other sections, or other States, will be freely
acquiesced in by the people.
There is one great subject which occupies a consider
able portion of the message, and that ver y properly;
though It has not that warm, enthusiastic, and strong
endorsement that we had hoped for in that quarter.
We allude to the contemplated Pacific Railroad. The
President hopes to see the road built, but doubts the
propriety of the Government embarking in the enter
prize. He thinks that any Government aid should be
incidental rather than direct; and that it is of more im
portance to stick to the old Democratic interpretations
of the Constitutions than to carry this great enter
prize through.
There is still another transcendently important sub
ject, though but briefly alluded to in the mhssage. We
mean the Public Lands. We had hoped that after so
long a discussion by the people of the question of mak'
ing the public domain free to the public, under proper
restrictions, we might have elected a President whose
mind was fully imbued with the right doctrine on this
question. But no such good feature has yet been re
alized by the hard working people of the United
States This will be shown by a perusal of the mes
sage. There is no discussion of the subject, but a sen
sible recommendation that no change in our land sys
tem is required. This is evidence, to our mind, that
President Pierce has little conception of the best
means by which the United States could progress to
greatness, power, wealth, and happiness, and best in
sure the perpetuity of the Union.
These are about all the important points of the mes
sage, and we will next look at some of the reports of
the Heads of Department.

Another 81,000 Subscription.—John N.
Genin in the Field Again —An appeal was made a
few days ago for the names of ten benevolent and
wealthy gentlemen willing to pay SI,OOO each for the
purpose of purchasing a farm for the purpose of erect
ing a Home for the friendless children picked up by
Mr. Pease at the Five Points. The list is already full.
Among the names is that of John N. Genin as usual.
By his enterprise he has made himself rich—having
built up a business that is the envy of all the Hatters of
the Metropolis. But he spends his money as freely as
he makes it. Unlike most other philanthropists he
prefers to give his money away while he is yet in the
prime of manhood—to see the fruits of his good works
—to see the i dark shadows of despotism, poverty and
ignorance banished before he dies. No great and good
work ever comes up that Genin does not aid liberally
with his purse. Carping people—those who find plea
sure in picking holes in the character of their neigh
bors—say that Genin is a “humbug,” that all his
charity is given for effect—that he pays his money to
get the notoriety it gives for the purpose of aiding his
business. We only regret that there are not among us
more such “humbugs.” We should be glad to see
every man in our city pushing his business ahead by
the same process. The men who spend their gains in
works of charity and benevolence are the, proper
egents to select for the distribution of the wealth of
the country. Too often we find the prosperous and
successful tradesman becoming proud, overbearing and
heartless. Being comfortable himself he never stops
to think of his unfortunate brother and sister in the
bonds of humanity. He uses his riches to oppress the
poor instead of relieving their necessities ; while his
table groans under accumulated luxuries he has no
bowels of compassion for a poverty-stricken fellow
whom he knows to be destitute of the commonest ne
cessaries of life. It is this class of rieh men who sneer
at such men as John N. Genin. They have no souls of
their own and imagine that there is no such thing as
benevolence in the human heart. Reader, which do
you prefer, John N. Genin, the “Humbng Hatter,”
who gives bis thousands for deserving charities, or the
respcctabk rich man who turns up his nose as he reads
the item and never compromises his character by giv
ing a shilling for the relief of human distress 1 We
prefer the “Humbug” and pray for a few more of the
same sort of “Hunbugs.”
"Who is Horace Waters? This a ques
tion often asked by the enrions, after reading his in
numerable advertisements Jft the daily, journals of
this city. Being the gentleman, we
take pleasure in the public on this head.
We not know the exact spot that gave, him'birth ; but
but all that we can say to the this : Travel
far—far—far I to the extreme edge of mortality, where
the break of the day, to be in time for the ■ sun—not
the journal published in Nassau street—(we apolo
gise for joking on the subject, but we would wish to
be understood) —and then stop, providing you can get
no further east, and yon may know this is the birth
place of the great Horace Waters, the most exten
sive Music Publisher and Dealer in Pianos in the “hull”
world. His motto is, we understand—“ Buy cheaply.”
This being tbe case, he is enabled to sell the best Pi
anos, by T. Gilbert & Co., cheaper than any other
establishment in America,. His warerooms are at 333
Broadway, where he may be seen early and late smil
ing cheerfully on young and old.
Another Attraction to Jollie’s Musical
Gifts— ln addition to the American Quadrilles, the
California Quadrilles, and the other popular music of
M. Jullien, Mr. Jollie has the pleasure to announce
that his Gift Rook, “Jullien’s Music for the Million,”
will contain the justly celebrated “Great Exhibition
Quadrilles.” The whole valuable collection, price only
only one dollar, and one hundred fine pianos distribut
ed among the purchasers.
Mourning Goods —Patrons of Bartholomew
A Weeds, New Mourning Store, are informed that the
large and extensive stock of Elegant Dress Goods,
Embroideries, Gloves, Silks, Plaids, Cloaks, Bonnets,
etc. etc., will be sold during the remainder of this
month, at a reduction of twenty-five per cent, below
tbe regular prices, for the purpose of making room for
extensive alterations, recollect the number 551 Broad
way, betwf'in the St. Nicholas and Metropolitan
Latest Telegraphic News.
Two Weeks Later from California.
Arrival of the Daniel Webster and El Dorado,—More Fires
in California —The Sonora Expedition—News from the
Mines—An Eleven Pound Lump—Brutal Prize Fight—
Great Discooveries of Gold on the Amazon—Expeditions
fitted out by Peru and Ecuador—Earthquakes in Humboldt
Bay—Markets and Shipping Intelligence—Wrecks of the
Ships Liverpool and Marcus.
New Orleans, Dec. 7th, P.M.
The steamer Daniel Webster, from Sm Joan de Nicara
gua, and the El Dorado, from Aspinwall, have both
reached their wharf in this city, bringing adviees from
San Francisco to Not. 16th, two weeks later than previ
ously received.
The passengers and gold by those steamer* have already
been telegraphed from the Balize.
By these arrivals, the Picayune has received full files
of papers from all parts of California, Sandwich Islands,
Oregon and South America, from which the annexed
summary is selected.
There have been several fires in different parts of San
Francisco since the departure of the last steamer, but the
loss in each instance was not heavy. San Francisco.
Sonora, Stockton, Downieville, and Sacramento, have all
From the Mines the news is highly encouraging, and
the miners, in many of the localities, are doing better
than ever. A massive lump of gold, weighing 11 pounds,
had been found.
A brutal and disgusting prize-fight had taken place in
San Francisco, the combatants being John Carey and
Carragan. There were thirty rounds fought, each of
which was severely contested. Carrigan was the victor.
The purse was for one thousand dollars a side.
Nothing further had transpired regarding the Sonora
expedition, and no further movements in that direction
was reported. _ ,
An earthquake had occurred in Humboldt Bay, but na
serious damage ensued.
The San Francisco papers record more than the usual
quantity of murders. The health of California was gene
rally good, and weather favorable.
In the markets the transactions were rather more
brisk, but the prices of nearly all descriptions of produce
ruled low. Capt. Brown, of the Ship Ontario, was acci
dentally killed a few days previous to the sailing of the
The crops in California continued to yield well.
The following are the arrivals out from Atlantic Ports
since the sailing of the Cortes, on the Ist ult., as reported
in the Alta California :
Clipper ship Mischief, Thompson, from New York, May
19th, Clipper ship Greyhound, Snow, from Baltimore,
June 20th ; ship Sandusky, Price, from New York, May
31st ; ship Windward, Whiting,’from New York, May 31st;
ship Bonita, Winsor, from June 21st; ship Wes
tern Star, Thayer, from Boston, May 27th ; bark Peytoua,
Nash, from New York, June 25th. The papers mention
the loss of the ship Liverpool, of New Bedford, and the
Marcus, of Fair Haven, both whalers. The ship Corin
thian, of New Bedford, had been injured in a squall.
There is but little news of interest frsm taese Islands.
The small pox continued to prevail, with no apparent
signs of abatement. No further changes in the Ministry
had taken place.
Files of papers from Valparaiso report that immense
discoveries of gold had been made in the valley of the
Amazon, and that expeditions had been fitted out both
from Peru and Ecuador in search of the precious metal.
There was great excitement prevailing in consequance of
these discoveries.
Boston, Dec. 10tH,
Part of Ayer’s block of buildings. Manchester, N. H.,
has been destroyed by fire. Loss, $4,000.
Buffalo, Dec. 10th.
The weather here is warm and pleasant. Several ves
seis are in from Chicago this morning. The steamer Sul
tana leaves to-day for Cleveland with a large load of pas
sengers. The Globe is to follow to-morrow night. The
Louisiana is just in with passengers from Cleveland. The
brig Robert Willis is supposed to be lost, as she has not
been heard from for three tfeeks.
• Boston, Dec. 10th.
The bark Springbok at this port from Cape Town, Octo
ber 25th, saw Dec. 4th, lat. 36 46, north lon. 67 03 Clipper
Lightfoot from New York, steering east.
Albany, Dee. 10.
Henry Ramsey, formerly Assistant Engineer, has beeu
appointed Engineer of the State. The appointment has
caused considerable dissatisfaction.
The Canal Board met to-day.
Erie, Deo. 10th.
Last night, the men and women of Harbor Creek, near
this place, turned out and tore up the track again. They
turned the ties and bridges over the Culvert, and also
ploughed down the track to its former level.
This was the section previously torn up, but it had
been re-built during Thursday night.
New Orleans, Deo. 7th.
The steamship Pampero, of the Nicaragua line, sailed
to-day, for San Juan, with 90 passengers.
New Orleans, Dec. 7th.
The accounts furnished the New York Tribune from this
city, regarding the cholera, are almost entirely false, and
the press here denounce them severely. The writer of
the accounts appears totally ignorant of the subject, or
else he wilfully misrepresents the facts.
New Orleans, Dec. 9th.
rru» xrj_ o _—Uonu ioi,i,liod by
the Picayune. Cotton is on fair demand, and markets
firm.at 91 4c. 9 3-8 for middlings ; Sterling is steady at
81-2 a 9 per cent.
Philadelphia, Dec. 10th.
The steamship City of Glasgow sailed at noon to-day
for Liverpool, with 200 passengers, and one hundred
thousand dollars in specie.
A large fleet of vesHels is still detained at the Break
water, in consequence of storm.
Charleston, Dec. 10th.
The U. S. Revenue Cutter Hamilton was totally wrecked
on Thursday euening, on Folly Breakers.
Captain Rudolph, First Lieutenant Sanders, Third
Lieutenant Hines, anA others on board, except one
seaman, were drowned. The latter was picked up.
Boston, Dee. 10th.
The Niagara’s mails left for the South to-day.
It was rumored on the day she sailed that the combined
fleets had entered the Black sea.
The official report of the battle of Oltenitza shows a
loss on the part of the Russians of 800, and on the part
of the Turks of 13 killed and 80 wounded.
It is reported that a Russian man-of.war has been cap
tured by the Turks m the Black sea.
In the attack on St. Nicholas, in Asia, the Russians
were repulsed five times.
It is stated the Czar'will enter Into any fair negotia
tions the Porte may propose.
Halifax, Dec. 9th.
BUp to* the present time six hundred and twenty pack
ages of goods have been saved and landed from the steam
er Humboldt.
The ship lies on a very steep ledge, and the after part
is immersed to the upper deck.
There is 36 feet of water under her stern.
It is very difficult to get the cargo out aft.
The Unim denies that the Times of New York, and
Post of Boston, obtained the messsage from the Presi
dent, his private secretary, or the Vnim office.
The Charleston Standard, of the Bth inst., computes
the cotton crop of the present year at not over 2,500,000
Jollie’s Gift Book.—One Hundred Gift
Pianos. —A good thing for the benefit sf the people
is always successful. Mr. Jollie’s immense edition of
bis Gift Book, “Jullien’s Music for the Million,”
places within the reach of one hundred thousand peo
ple a splendid collection of charming and popular
music for one dollar, which could not be purchased
for over six dollars retail price. He also gratuitously
distributes among the purchasers one hundred pianos,
in the distribution of which all the purchasers are
equally interested. With thousands the music alone
is sufficient inducement to subscribe, for who does
not covet Jullien’s music, but qfhers subscribe also in
the hope of becoming, for the trifling consideration of
one dollar, which in every case entitles him to a
copy of “ Jullien’s Music for the Million,” the fortu
nate owner of a splendid instrument. Every purcha
ser has an equal right; every purchaser receives six
fold the value of his investment, and one hundred of
the purchasers will own each a valuable Piano Forte.
The certainty of an immense sale enables Mr. Joliie
to be thus liberal with his subscribers, and as the
work will be issued about the 20th, and those who
first inscribe their names will receive the first copies,
it is advisable for all who wish to present a copy
of “ Jullien’s Music for the Million” as a Christmas
or New Years’ Gift to go to Jollie’s Music Store, 300
Broadway, and subscribe at once.
The Annual Message. —The city journal
have all had their say about the Message; and while
some have lauded it to the seventh political heaven,
others have damned it irith praise so faint, that i’
would be difficult to pick out the praise. Opinions on
the message are about as plenty as leaves are said to be
in Vallambrosa; but on one particular subject we wot
of, there is but one conclusion—a most unanimous one
it is, too—that Jliram Anderson is the most energetic,
determined, go-ahead carpet merchant in the city, one
who sells elegant goods cheaper than others in the
trade. His store is the most spacious ; his stock the
most extensive, and his goods the newest, rarest and
most elegant to be found on this side of the looms in
which they were woven ; and are sold at but a slight
advance on first cost Every lady who wants a carpet
goes to 99 Bowery for it Why 1 Because there are
thousands of patterns at hand to choose from ; and,
also, because the purse is not materially lightened in
the purchase. Every housekeeper in the land ought
to countenance Hiram Anderson, of 99 Bowery.
no Humbug. ”-We are ready to aver
that Barnum is no humbug. We know that he is notby
actual experience; as on more than one occasion we
have bought garments at his immense establishment,
194 and 196 Chatham Square. “Oh 1” exclaims the
reader, “ you mean P. C. Barnum 1” To be sure we
do. P. C. Barnum is at the head of one of the largest
clothing establishment in the city, and employs over
1000 workmen and women, some 250 clerks and cut
ters,-and has two immense stores from basement to
attic crowded with goods of every description, suita
ble to every clime. If you want a fashionable suit
of clothes made and cut in the flrst. style of art, and
out of Ihe best material, at something like reasonable
prices, go to P. C. Barnum & Co.’s great establish
ment, in Chatham Square
Ladies’ Exchange. —Why not an exchange
for ladies as well as for gentlemen 7 We ’ consider
the Ladies’ Exchange, at 281 Grand street, an excel
lent institution. There, amidst the elegant dress
and other' goods which S. and M. E. Towle & Co.
display, ladies daily congregate, compare notes and
ashions, and cultivate a taste for elegance not to
be acquired elsewhere. Laces, Delaines, Silks, Satins,
Shawls, Ribbons, Gloves, rich in variety and elegant
in texture and style, are sol? at Columbia Hall, at re
duced prices. Lace curtains, magnificent beyond de
scription, at very low prices.
Schuyler Association, in aid of the benevo
lent fund of Schuyler Chapter No. 30, O. U. A. an
Bounce their second annual ball at Niblo's on Dec.
21st. ' This association formed last year, gave perhaps
the best and most satisfactory bail of this character
during the season. Emboldened by success and bene
flitted by experience, they have made arrangements
for the ball of this season. We cordially recommend
our ball going readers to attend on that occasion, and
judge for themselves.
Ad Captandum. —However elegantly the
tailor may dress his patron, he cannot hope to capti
vate one of discriminating taste, unless he crowns
him with one of Meaiie’s incomparable beavers. No
man who pays the slightest attention to dress, or who
is permitted the entree to refined society, would think,
for one moment, of presenting himself in the streets
without a Mealio bat to grace his head. If yog would be
like your fellows, patronize Mealio, corner of Canal
street and Broadway.
Holiday Attire. —Many a woman has
made a fortune by displaying before her admirer a
pretty foot and neatly turned ancle encased in an
elegant boot. Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, such as E. A.
Brooks, of 575 Broadway and 150 Fulton street, sells
to his thousands of male and female customers, will
ensure the establishment on a firmer foundation in life
those who wear them.
A Secbet. —We are about to divulge a se
cret, and we request you to impart it to no one, un
less it be to your wife. It is this: Jacobs'A Bennett,
Dry Goods merchants, at 195 Grand street, have in
store an elegant and comprehensive stock of all kinds
of woollen, linen, cotton, silk and other fabrics which
they are disposing of at the lowest prices. Remem
ber that we told yon this in confidence.
Howes’ Cough Candy is one of the best
preparations we know of for the removal of coughs
and colds, and for opening the chest Try it; and
will, like us, praise it.
London, Nov. 25,1853.
The latest advices from the East have been a little
more satisfactory, or rather, I should say, a little less
contradictory than those we have lately been in the
habit of receiving. From all appearance, as I have
asserted from the very commencement of the difficul
ties, any such thing as a general European war will be
averted by the effects of diplomacy, notwithstanding
the hostile attitude, and the apparent determination to
push matters to the utmost limit by the commanders
of the rival armies. Omar Pasha is more impetuous,
it is reported, than ever; still, although the Russian
General is said to be equally desirous of fighting, the
cessation of hostilities caused by the rigors of the
winter, affords another opportunity to the diplomatists
and offers another chance for Nicholas to draw himself
out of the strait in which he, evidently to his discon
tent, has found himself, while he can yet do so without
lowering his dignity.
So far, after everything is coolly considered, and all
allowance made for exaggerations, the advantage has
been decidedly on the side of the Turks; and whether
the affair be eventually amicably settled or not, it is
certainly good policy to allow the Turks to bear the
whole brunt of Nicholas’ opposition, so long as they
are able to contend with the Muscovites. England
and France have again assured the Turks of their cor
dial and full co operation, should they be unable to
contend with the Northern barbarians; but, if Russia
had been at once driven from the principalities, after
hostilities had been commenced, by the united power
of England, France, and the Porte, although the Czar
would certainly have been compelled to recede, and
Turkey would for the time present have been freed
from the aggressions of her Muscovite neighbors—she
could have had no security that the same trick would
be played over again at the earliest opportunity. The
Czar would have sworn vengeance; and should it be
the case that England and France should dissolve thgir
present alliance and assume an hostile attitude towards
each other, he would pounce down upon Turkey—left
as she would be, in that ■case, entirely at his mercy.
If, on the contrary, he finds, as indeed he has already
partially discovered, that Turkey (even when standing
on her own bottom) possesses more stamina than
either he, or indeed the civilized world has given her
credit for, and that instead of depending entirely upon
her powerful allies, she only wishes them to look on
and take up her cause in case she is worsted, he will
then (let the event be what it may, in the present
struggle,) be more cautious how he attempts any fu
ture aggressions, and will become in some measure
satisfied that Russia is not the invulnerable power that
the world has falsely given her credit for; and Nicho
las has, as falsely, been led to believe. The very fact of the
successful opposition that the Turks have already
offered, proves that Nicholas at least was mistaken,
and that the papers which took his part, or at all
events gave the most humiliating accounts of Turkey,
the London Times especially, among these, have been
mistaken ; and they now partly confess to it.
I was never of the opinion that in the event of a re
gular campaign of long endurance and consisting of
open field warfare, the Turks could compete with ths
numbers and resources of Russia; but I believe the
Turkish troops to be fully equal to the majority of the
Russian troops, and the event has shown that so far I
judged not wrong; but I think my assertions that
the power of Russia has been grossly overrated is al
ready fully borne out. There are persons to be found
who profess to entertain the opinion that Russia could
at least hold her own in opposition to the world in arms];
yet we see that after months of cunning, cautious de
lay on the part of Russia, during which her ambitious
ruler was'not only fortifying his position and maturing
his plans to the utmost extent in his power, but had
likewise, under a false pretext, actually advanced his
armies into the nominal territory of the enemy, he has
met with a repulse, temporary though it may be, at
theonset. To suppose that Nicholashad notprepared
himself for war to the utmost of his ability during the
months of Tom-foolery, under the name of diplomacy,
which have been allowed to pass away, would be to
deny all his antecedents and to set him down for a
fool. Yet, what would have been his position, had the
fleets of France, England Turkey, and Egypt, attacked
his ports in the Black Sea simultaneously, while an
English fleet at the same moment should have played
the same game in the Baltic and the Gulf of Finland.
If the French also had marched a few thousand troops
to the Said of Turkey, and had attacked him on
his flank, what would have become of this modern
Colossus whom some alarmists so much dread, when
we see that wide apart as he can stride his huge legs,
he cannot at one stretch stride over Turkey, although
she stands de facto alone to oppose him.
The plain facts of the case, at present, are briefly
Hostilities have ceased for the present all along the
Moldavia-Wallachian line in consequence of the floods
in the Danube, but it is said that hostilities will re
commence when the frost sets in, provided meanwhile
the efforts of the diplomatists'are unsuccessful.
Omar Pasha holds the strong position of Kalafat
with 40,000 troops, and is fortifying himself in the
strongest manner at Kalafat, Krazova, and Marobai.
Krajova has been taken from the Russians by the
Turks under Ishmael Pacha, the Russians command
ed by General Bech. Having succeeded in gaining
the first victories, in the teeth of thejr oppressors, on
the further side of the Danube, the Turks nave wisely
and voluntarily re-crossed that river, to prevent a sur
prise by the enemy, and possibly a defeat of the small
portion of the Turkish army which had crossed, when
the Russian reinforcements should arrive, in which
case they (the Turks) would have nothing but the
swollen waters of the Danube to fall back upon.
The Sultan and the Czar are said to be equally dis
posed to make an amicable arrangement without let
ting hostilities proceed auy further; but neither of
them will be the first to give in. When this is the
bat-n-een two opponents, it is certainly a difficult
task to get them to shake hands, yet it is generally
effected; the very fact that they are willing to be
friends, showing not alone an unwillingness to fight,
but a fear of the issue of the conflict.
Meanwhile, the utmost enthusiasm prevails, not
only in Turkey proper, but amongst her allies. The
Rusc-ans are busied in punishing deserters-, and many
of the troops in their service are - known to be disaf
fected, and some entire corps have gone over to the
None of the English or French vessels of war have
as yet entered the Black Sea, though they are all
ready to enter from the Dardeuelles, and the Turkish
and Egyptian fleets are said to be actively cruising in
those waters, where, it is thought, a naval engagement
between Russia and Turkey, and her allies, is daily
looked for. So much at present for the great topic of
the day.
We have nothing new in political matters just at
present. The cabinet meets almost daily. It is pre
sumed to be engaged in business relative to the East
ern Question, but nothing has as yet leaked out;
meanwhile meetings have been held in various parts
of the country deeply sympathizing with Turkey.—
Lord Howden, the British ambassador at Madrid, has,
in a letter to Mr. Corbin, most emphatically denied the
truth of the ridiculous report which some wiseacres,
supported by a portion of the press have been chewing
the bitter cud upon, in the United States for some
time past, relative to the last new British interference
in Cuba—l allude to the fifty years apprenticeship of
the Africans , or some absurdityjof that sort mentioned
I believe, in my last letter.
Notwithstanding the failure of all attempts to dis
cover the fate of the gallant and unfortunate Frank
lin and his companions, the late success in the discovery
of the Northwest passage has induced the members of
the Geographical Society to solicit the Admiralty to
send out another expedition to the Arctic regions,
despite of the dangers and difficulties and in one case
the loss of those engaged in it. This time however,
the expedition is not to go out osreuoiyv o f
uvfiu i-.ai.n_.>.., icast rt is to take quite an
Xsite course to that of former expeditions, and
visit Spitsbergen and the more easterly Polar re
gions. It is said that the Russian government have
forwarded intelligence to England that deer with their
ears slit, had been found on Spitsbergen—a proof
that they had been in the hands of the English, who
adopted this plan of marking them, and perchance by
some strange event Franklin and his party have been
driven thitherward. It would be a strange thing if all
the numerous expeditions should be found to have
been searching in the wrong place.
There is little doubt that the expedition will be sent.
It will be under the command of Captain Inglefield.
The strikes among the manufacturing laborers have
pretty nearly been brought to a termination ; the
operatives being unable longer to maintain themselves
against their employers. They have thus ended as
all strikes do, in placing the workman if anything, on
a worse footing than ever. Trade is dull in Manches
ter, and in the manufacturing districts generally just
now, yet the country is generally prosperous in a high
degree, and the rumors of war and even the fact of
actual hostilities have not had a very depressing effect
upon the funds. Consols remain high, perhaps the
best of all barometers to measure the probability of
anything like such a general European war as would
materially effect the interests of trade.
There is nothing new on the Continent except the
intelligence of the death of the Queen of Portugal and
her infant child. The Prince heir apparent to the
throne of Portugal, now in fact King of Portugal, is
but 14 years of age, and he is said to be bethrothed to
the daughter of the King of Belgium, only 14 years of
age. In France the late-conspirators against the life
of Louis Napoleon at the Opera Comique, have been
brought to trial, and twenty-two have been found guil
ty and six acquitted. Those convicted have been sen
, fenced to exile varying from three to ten years, or to
imprisonment for the same time. M.
Broadway Theatre.—The two week’s en
gagement of 2/iss Davenport closed last evening, with the
play of “ Camille’ ’ Bourcicaulted from the French. The
following is a sketch of the plot, wkich we clip from a
morning paper :
“Camille Gautier, (Miss Davenport,) is %young woman
of surpassing beauty, but her parents, or one of them,
having committed a slight eccentricity, which sent him
to the galleys, she is debarred from marrying the man to
whom she is betrothed, because his family will not re
ceive her. She therefore resolves to be revenged on the
sex, and plunges into the wildest dissipation, flirting with
everybody, and jilting everybody. She rides, she drives,
she polkes, she goes to the opera, she sups at Tortoni’s,
she games, she gets in debt, she borrows money and she
never pays it. This is the state of things during the first
act. Camille has also the seeds of consumption, which
fact, though annoying, makes no sort of difference in her
habits. She has two particular suitors, the Count de
Narville, (Lanergan ) and Armand Duval, (Conway). The
first is rich, the patter poor. She falls in love with Ar
mand, and by his advice goes into the country to restore
her health. While here, she is visited by Armand’s fa
ther, and in order to please him, and to secure the hap
piness of his daughter, who is betrothed to a man whose
family will not sanction his marriage to her unless her
brother will break oft'with Camille. She (Camille) jilts
her lover, and accepts the suit «f the Count. The reason
of this is kept secret from Armand, who fancies that Ca
mille has deserted him on account of his poverty. They
accidentally meet in a ball room, when he denounces her
to the persons assembled ; this brings on the crisis of her
disease, and she dies. Armand finds out the true reason
which caused her to leave him, when it is too late, as is
always the case in French plays. There are some other
parts written into this plot, but they have no direct com
munication with it. From these slight materials a play
has been constructed, which occupied the attention of an
audience during three hours and a half. The plot is not
a natural one. The play does not seem like reality—it
does not “hold the mirror up to nature ;” and to an ana
lytical mind, accustomed to trace events to causes, it
seems highly improbable. The first two acts are heavy,
and it would be better to have them condensed into one.
The effective ending of the second act is the first sign of
vigor in the play. In the third Act, Camille has a fine
scene with the father of Armand. The ball room scene,
in the fourth act, is also good.”
At the time of our writing we have not seen this piece,
and we therefore cannot critically speak of the merits of
this performance. Another novelty,'and an attractive
one, however, was the performance of “Adrienne, the
Actress,” in which the fine talents and versatility of Mies
Davenport were displayed to very great advantage. Her
acting of “ Adrienne Lecouvreur,” was at once piquant,
dashy, and in the latter scenes eminently pathetic. The
other parts in this play were also mostly well filled, espe
cially those assumed by Mrs. Abbott, Messrs. Barry,Conway,
and Dawidge, which last named gentleman certainly play
ed more artist like than we ever saw him play before.
Mr. Collins, the Irish comedian is the next star, and
begins an engagement to-morrow evening.
Jullien’s Concerts.—M. Jullien has re
turned to New York, and to Metropolitan Hall, to give
Concerts during tho present month. As per previous an
nouncement these Concerts commenced on„Monday even
ing last, with a grand performance for the St. George’s
Society, on which occasion the Hall was filled to its capa
city. We regret to state that the Concerts since have
been most meagerly attended, a fact which may be as
cribed t 9 causes. In the first place there is the
immense attraction of the Profeta at Niblo’s ; then our
own Philharmonic Concerts, and Mr. Eisfdd's Quartette
Soirees have begun, but still the diminution of M. Jul
lien ’s audiences, may in spite of these rival attractions
be yet af cribed to another and more prominent cause.
We refer to a cause internal, in the management of these
Concerts itself, to the reduction of the Orchestra from
102 or IC4, with which M. Julien first began, which
has melted down to aljout 60 members, at least twenty
less than the Philharmonic orchestra presented only a
fortnight ago in the same Hall. It may still be Jullion’s
monstre orchestra, but we submit that about thirty per
cent of the boasted monstrosity is gone. Be this as it
may, falling off in audience and orchestra is'as great,
as it is deplorable. We only attended one of the Con
cerns of the past week, and that one for the purpose of
hearing a’composition of Mr. Bristow's performed. Ic
was the minuetto from his symphonygin.E Flat. The fol
lowing remarks from the Albion of yesterday, express our
own opinion respecting it: —“ It is rich in* melody, bril
liant, and effective. The tema very greatly resembles
Mozart’s Pizzicato aceompaniment to Deh vieni alia fenes
tra, from “ Don Giovonni,” We might find some fault
with the scoring and arrangements ; but in consideration
of Mr. Bristow’s antecedents and proclivities, we cannot
but admire it as a meritorious, genial work. If Air,
Bristow would go for a year or two to Spohr, Hector Ber
lioz, and [others, attend the great Philharmonic and
other Grand Concerts and festivals at the Gewandhaus
similar places on the European Continent, he would be
come a Composer as well as a Conductor, of whom the
country might bo proud.”
Wallack’s Theatre.—Old and favorite
plays have been the attraction of the week and the result
has been fair, but not full houses. As we said elsewhere,
there has been somewhat of a falling off perceptible dur
ing the week at nearly all the theatres.—A great novelty
is promised us for to-morrow evening, in the production
of the long promised five act comedy by Mr. Brougham.
It is entitled “The game of life,” a significant title, and
embraces in its cast all the talent of the company. Tae
cast will be found in another column. Next week we shall
endeavor to have our say upon its performances.—A
change in the leadership of the orchestra has taken place
at this house. Niblo’s popular and esteemed leader, Sig.
La Manna, has assumed the baton at Wallack’s, certainly
to the satisfaction of the patrons of this house.
By the way, Sig. Ia Manna appears in a card, published
in another part of to day’s paper, setting forth the causes
which prevented his having a benefit at Niblo’s as recent
ly announced, at the same time charging the Director of
the Opera with rather unkind and ungenerous treatment
towards him. We know nothing of the real merits of the
rase, having only heard the statement of one side, but
we are sorry that so estimable a man as La Manna, so
long a leader at Niblo’s, should not have had a benefit,
when so fair an opportunity offered. His friends would
have given him a bumper - but, perhaps, we may hear
Mr, Maretzek’s reasons for the refusal, from Limitelf.
Erie, Deo. 10th.
Burton’s Thhatrb.—The much-discussed,
much-abused, but still clever and popular comedy of the
“ Fox Hunt,” still keeps possession of this stage, and, by
being somewhat propped up by tho established favorite
Burtor.-'.c pieces, such as the “Toodles,” “Serious Fami
ly,” “Thousand Milliners,” &c , &c., continues to dr.w
the “ biggest kind” of houses. Indeed, whilst we have
noticed, during the past week, a “falling off,” from some
cause or other, at all the principal theatres, Burton’s
keeps crowded the same as ever, if not more so. As to
the next move for novelty of Mr. Manager Burton, we see
a most pleasing underlining on the bills, which promises a
rich and rare Shakesperean and Comedy feast. The im
mortal bard’s “Comedy of Errors” is announced as in
preparation, the “ Two Antipholis” to be played by
Messrs. Fisher and Jordan, and the “TwoDromios” by
Messrs. Burton and Andrews. Surely, our play-goers can
not ask for an announcement which promises more real
enjoyment than this. “ The Fox-Hunt” is to be repeated
to morrow; and we are glad to see an announcement of
clever Miss Robertson's re-appearance.
Bowery Theatre.—Large and heavy, but
still favorite Tragedies and Melodramas, generally sup
ported 15y such capital actors as J. R. Scott, Eddy, and
others, relieved nightly by Mr. Burke's light and enter
taining pieces, have been the attractions of this establish
ment during the past week. It gives us pleasure to an
nounce that Mr. Burke will have a Benefit on Wednesday
next, when, among other attractions, the fine comedy of
“Wild Oats” will be performed, with a capital ca’t, the
particulars of which will be found in another column.
The National drama of “ The Revolution, or, the Day’s of
’76,” will also be revived on that occasion.
Niblo’s —The Opera.—We have but little
to add to our previously expressed remarks regarding the
beauty and grandeur of the “Profeta.” It improves eve
ry time we see it, and though we have witnessed seven
performances already,we think that we would scarcely be
tired of it, with seventy more. We congratulate our
selves and our readers to be able to announce its repeti
tion on to-morrow, Wednesday and Friday next—after
which the opera season comes positively to a close. —
Signor Salvi has a benefit on Tuesday evening, when Au
ber’s Grand Opera of Masaniello will be once more, and
for the last time, presented to the public. Sig. Salvi’s
efforts during the season about closing, entitle him to a
bumper benefit at the hands of opera goers.
National Theatre.—We cannot possibly
state anything new or peculiar about this establishment.
“ Uncle Tom’s Cabin” has now been played over 150 suc
cessive times, and still continues to attract without dimi
nution. It is played every evening and on Wednesday
and Saturday afternoons. We decline speaking of its
merits either as a literary production, or of its influence
enough that it is annouufced at two popular places of
amusement as a “ Great Moral Drama,” and that it con
tinually draws crowded houses and fills the coffers of the
treasury.—At the same house, another Drama, local, we
think in its character, as it is taken from the Tribune’s
story, is announced as a “new Moral and Religious
Drama,” and is performed on Mon day,Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday afternoons, and we believe, before full and
pleased audiences. We hear the latter piece well spoken of.
Barnum’s American Museum.—Of course,"
you, who look first this morning on these lines, have
been, as you are a city reader, many and many a time at
the Museum, you have admired its external grandeur,
and its interior beauty, usefulness and amusements. But
this paper has to be seen by thousands of our country
. friends, of visitors among us, and they don’t know all the
glories of this popular place. Now, don’t be frightened,
dear reader, for we are not going into a detailed descrip
tion of the place ; for, though we might have an inclina
tion to do so, we have not the space. But we will men
tion here a few noteworthy things, which may attract
your attention. First, then, there are dramatic perform
ances here every evening, and on Wednesday and Satur
day afternoons and evenings. The great attraction of
these at present is the dramatic version of “ Uncle Tom’s
Cabin,” in which upwards of fifty performers appear.
Then there are two beautiful living Giraffes—the only ones
in America, lots of living serpents, bears, wolves, &c.,
besides the “Happy Family,” composed of numerous
birds and beasts of various and opposite natures and in
stincts, all tamed to live together in peace and in one
cage. Then there is the Swiss Bearded Lady, of whom all
the world has heard; there are a fancy Glass Blower, and
a Fortune-Teller constantly at work; there are Picture
Galleries, Wax Statuary. Coin collections, Cosmoramas,
and thousands of other things, which we cannot possibly
mention. Such is the American Museum.
A Fast Musical Paper.—ln the “ Musical
World and Times, of yesterday, (Dec. 10th,) we find the
following significant paragraph :
“An admirable article on the ‘Prophet’ as performed at
Niblo’s, will appear next week.”
The first performance of the “Profeta” at Niblo’s in
New York, the very city where this “first, most enterpri
sing, and greatest” of musical papers is edited, printed,
and took place on the 25th inst. and now, after
the different journals, large medium and small, daily,
weekly, and Sunday, have had all their sg£ about it, the
‘ first and only” Musical Journal of the eduntry, promi
ses us an admirable article upon it, a week hence. Who
says that there is not energy, enterprise, talent, and re
liability about the “first and only” Musical Journal. To
be sure, the “Prophete” and its advent here, was not of
sufficient consequence and could well wait, but if a new
choir bad been formed at Snookesville, Arkansas, and Mr.
John Snooks of that village had generously undertaken to
“raise the tune” on the “Bass Viol,” that event (John
Snooks being a subscriber, and having duly communicated
the fa«t) would long ago have been made known to all
the half million of subscribers to the “ first and only”
Musical Journal. What a pity, we cannot have a high
toned and reliable Musical Journal in the country. There
are about a dozen of so called musical journals in exist
ence, but they are one, and all devoted principally to
Psalm-smiting and puffery—nothing else. After saying
one severe thing of the “Musical World” this week, we
must do it the justice to say that if it contains nothing
piquant, except that promise of an “ admirable article,”
it contains three pages of music, a Christmas Anthem, by
our old friend, H. Weber, of Missouri, which Anthem
alone is worth thrice the price of the paper. That compo
sition forms a beautiful oasis in the desert.
George Christy and Wood’s Minstrels.—
Hundreds’are nightly turned away from Minstrel Hall,
but “the cry is still they come.” George Christy has
proven nijnseif as great a manager as ho is a. performer.
The cocoanut dance has been received with every demon
stration of delight, while the songs, dances, burlesques,
solos, etc., meet with the commendation of all who wit
ness them. Anybody who wishes to spend a few hours
pleasantly, can do so at 444 Broadway, but we advise
them to go early, or they will have their trouble for their
. Buckley’s New Orleans Sbrenaders.—•
The great and peculiar forte of these distinguished dar
keys is their peculiar imitative ability, and their une-'
quailed power of burlesquing. In these respects none of
the aspirants to the mantle of sable minstrelsy can
equal them, for they certainly possess all the genius and
talent requisite for clever As a carricatu
rist must; be a good painter to be clever in preserving an
identity of likeness in exaggerated features, so must a
burlesque, of music or manners, be a good or at least fair
musician and actor. In Buckley’s troupe we find these
qualities combined, and nothing can exceed the lud-crous
effect of their Norma, Lucia, and other operatic burles
ques. The last and greatest novelty is the burlesque on
“ Jullien” introducing the “ American Quadrilles,” Mlle.
Anna Zhit’s vocal performances, &c., &c. It is the clev
erest thing, and the most amusing ever introduced in the
Ethiopian style, and will be performed every night this
Sio. Blitz.—The due appreciation which
this little wonderful and funny magician’s performances
meet with, is best evidenced by the crowded jhouses he
nightly attracts at the Stuyvesant Institute? For our
own part, we can assure our readers in all sincerity, that
we go there perhaps a little more frequently that to any
other place of entertainment, for we find there real amuse
ment, and stuff for laughter to last us for several days.
We have no better remedy for “the blues” than a visit to
Sig Blitz, and if his ventriloquism does not cure, then
the disease is incurable, and “burned brandy” won’t
tave the patient.
New York Amphitheatre.—This popular
and well known Circus, situated at No. 37 Bowery, is
now open and in the full tide of successful experiment.
The company and stud of horses at this Amphitheatre
compare favorably with the best ever had here.
Fry vs. ‘Bennett..—ln this action for libel,
many funny, romantic and queer statements have thus
far been made. As the case however still occupier the
atfentien of the Court, we refrain from any comments
upon it at present. We may or may not, have our say
about it, next week.
Banvard’s Holy Land Sunday Night.—
This evening, at the usual hour, these magnificent
paintings will be again exhibited. Last Sunday, the
house was crowded at the Georama. These beautiful
paintings soon leave the city for Boston. Haste to see
Sheet Music.—From the Publisher, Ho
race Waters, 333 Broadway, we have received the foHow
ing new music, “Great Exhibition Galop,” by Oscar Com
mettant, which has become familiar and popular by Jid
lien's performance of it at his great concerts, “ Invoca
tion,” Meditation Rdigiev.se, by the same composer, the
“Spectre of our time,” Polka, by Pychowski, quaintly
but cleverly written and with a quaint title page, “ Les
Sentiments d’un Polonaise,” Mazou ka, by the same au
thor, “ Bleak House Ballads, No. 1,” Words by Fitz James
O'Brien, and music by Thomas Baker, (a very nice ballad)
and the “ Prescott House Polka” by Van Der Weyde, and
dedicated to our friend Capt. De Groot This Polka is il
luminated by a fine picture of the Prescott house, and
we suppose will be highly popular at those charming
hops, which so frequently take place at this house.
A lot of other new music will be noticed in due season,
namely, when we have the time and space to spare for it.
Perham’s Gift Farm and Horse.—As
there has boen so mueh controversy in the
value of these gift items in the enterprise of Mr. Perham,
we publish that part of the report of the committee who
were appointed to examine them which refers specially
to them :
“Mr. Barker, on behalf of the Committee to examine the
farm, prerented a diagram of the same. He stated that they
had visited and examined the farm, and from a comparison of
the value of property in the neighborhood, and the amount for
which it has sold, “the said farm was, in their estimation,
worth $22,000.” They also presented an abstract of title, and
this, ccupltd with such information as they had been able to
obtain, led them to believe that the title “ was indispu
On motion the report was accepted.
Mr. Briggs reported that he had examined and tried the
horse, Telegraph, and from hfs knowledge of several horses
with whom he came in contact on the road, and the prices at
which they were held, he believed the horse to be worth the
amount at which he was estimated.
Which report was accepted.
Robert Beatty, Jr.,
Sec. Com. of Shareholders of Perham’s Gifts.
This, we think, will effectually put to rest the thousand
rumors in regard to the title and value of the property
proposed to be given away by Perham. The success of
his enterprise has drawn into the field new candidates
and schemes for public favor. It would hence, perhaps,
have been well to wait until the public know the result
of the speculation of Mr. Perham, before setting others
on foot. It will not be long, however, before we know
the result.
“Hot Corn. Life Scenes in New York. Il
lustrated, including the story of ’‘Little Katy,’ and
many others. By Solon Robirison.” ’
The above is the title of a very beautiful volume just
issued by Dewitt & Davenport, 160 and 162 Nassau street.
As will be perceived, it is written by Solon Robinson, the
author of the original “Hot Corn” story published in the
Tribune some time since. We will venture to say that
nobody was more surprised than Mr. Robinson himself,
at the universal attention excited by a mere city item’
which the original hot-corn story simply was. Like Lord
Byron, he woke up one morning and found himself fa
mous, although he had to wait some time longer in life
for his morning of fame than did the illustrious poet
now that it has come, however, he seems determined to
make the most of it, of which fact the book before us is
one very strong proof. With regard to the influence
which this style of literature is likely to exert upon the
people at large, there can be no two opinions. The dona
tions to the Five Points Mission cause which have reached
the philanthropic Mr. Pease from all quarters ever since
the subject was first agitated, shows how strong a hold
it has taken upon the sympathies of the people, and it is
not to be wondered at. For a long time the crime and
destitution, and unheard of suffering existing in that sink
of iniquity, the Five Points, only reached the people
through the public press, in the shape of hastily written
Solice items,and benevolent were content to shudder with
orror when they read of a brutal murder, a death from
starvation, or a suicide superinduced by deltritm tremens,
and to wish that such things might have an end. But
they felt no interest in the matter beyond a momentary
sensation of horror, and it remained for Solon Robinson,
with his vivid imagination and faciie pen, to place these
pictures of horror, despair and crime, before the mu ti
tude in such glowing colors that exen the unthinking and
heedless could not choose but pause and reflect. The
publication of the story of Little Katy-truthful as it
was, and full of real pathos—touched a sympathetic ehor
iu the hearts of all who read it, which a voluminous leci
ture upon human ills and their causes, however ably de
duced or logically written, could never have done, for the
reason that it appealed directly to the heart, and caused
the hands of tue really humane to open their purse
strings in spite of themselves. The Hot Corn story, we
Icok upon as the most meritorious of any in the book,
for the reason that while it possesses every evidence of
the writer’s talent in this, his peculiar line, thore is not a
sentence in it from first to last that is in the least objec
tionable. eyen when placed before the youngest mind cap
able of leading and reflecting upon a story. We cannot
say as much for the tales that follow it, for although
there is nothing decidedly wrong in them when read by
those who know the world, still they occasionally contain
allusions to subjects of which the pure iu heart might as
well remain ignorant, as it is a well known fact that
“children will sometimes ask questions.” Upon the
whole, we think that every true Christian and philanthro
pic adult will read the book with both pleasure and
profit, and we bespeak for it an extraordinary sale. The
price of the book, elegantly bound in cloth, is sl,2s—gilt
extra, $2.
The People’s Journal is the title of an il
lustrated Magazine devoted to agriculture, mechanics,
science, and useful knowledge, and published monthly by
Alfred E. Beach, at Fifty Cents a volume—two volumes
to be published in a year. We would strongly recom
mend this journal to the attention of scientific men and
mechanics generally. Its extreme cheapness places it
within the reach of all, and we do not think that a pub
lication was ever started calculated to effect more good
for those to whom it is devoted. Every number contains
32 large pages of letter-press, beautifully printed on fine
paper and profusely illustrated with engravings of the
very first order, and it is filled with elaborate reports on
all scientific subjects interestieg to persons of every pro
fession. Every new invention and scientific discovery
finds a place in its columns, and no seeker afrer informa
tion should be without it. The publication office is at No.
86 Nassau street.
New Music.—We have received from Ho
rare Waters, 333 Broadway, the following new Songs,
“ Eva to her Papa,” by G. C. Howard ; sung by Little
Cordelia Howard, in the great moral drama of Uncle
Tom’s Cabin: a very beautiful ballad, “Como sing again
that song.” by S. C. Massett, the author of “When the
Moon on the Lake is beaming,” also a beautiful song—
“ The Old Homestead ” and “Alice Clair,” by L. Heath,
author of “The grave of Bonaparte,”—two very pretty
ballade—and we think likely to become very popular.
Great Bargains may be had in Dry Goods
by calling at Messrs. Thomas & James, 141 Spring,
corner of Wooster street. They have just bought a
stock of goods subject to a great discount, which will
be sold very cheap.
Rejoice ye Bald.—Barker’s Oheveuxton
ique restores hair to bald places ; removes dandruff—
prevents headache, and makes the hair fine as silk.
Sold at 439 Broadway.
Cambrian Ball.—The Eighth Ball of the
Cambrian Association, for the benefit of the St. Da
vid’s Benevolent Society, will take place at Niblo’s Sa?
oon o a W ednesday evening next.
ming I J
Twenty-three Buildings Des
troyed and Damaged. '
LOSS, OVER $1,000,000!!
Harper &. Brothers’ Book
House in Ruins!
1,000 Working People Out
of Employment I
XxxcicS.exi.'ts?, c&c.
The most alarming fire that ha« visited our city since
the conflagration of 1836, occurred yesterday afternoon
in Cliff and Pearl streets. The alarm was given by the
City Hall about one o’clock, P. M., and the following are
the details, as gathered by our special reporters. The
flames were first observed at the Cliff street portion of
the immense Book Establishment of Messrs. Harper &
Brothers, which is located at Nos. 80, 82, 84, 86, and 88
Cliff street, and extends through to Pearl st.eet, occu
pying the same number of buildings, viz., Nos. 325,
327, 329, ond 331, two ef each were just erected, and
were just being finished off. . The origin of the fire, we
are assured, was owing to the sudden explosion of
tome camphene fluid in a small room off the upper story
of one of tho buildings, which was used for the purpose
of washing the rollers The flames burst through the
partitions wiih great fury, and swept in all directions of
the rooms, to building to building, until five of them were
entirely enveloped in flames. The alarm and panic was
terrific among the male and female operatives, who had
barely time to fly for safety, and many of the girls found
no other means of egress except from the upper story
windows by the firemen’s ladders. The hall bell conti
nued to ring, and all the fire companies in the district
tus on both streets with such management as to play the
were speedily on the ground, and arranged their appara
powerful streams to the best advantage. Their ener
getic exertions seemed to be of no avail, as the fire ap
peared perfectly uncontrollable, and kept increasing
with great rapidity, ths general alarm was then given
by the fire-bells thoughout the city, and the force of fire
men was quickly increased by engine, hose, and hook
and ladder companies from all parts of the city, Harlem,
Yorkville, and Brooklyn.
In the various departments there were some five or six
hundred men and women employed, and as far as we
could learn, these all escaped in safety, except some
three or four of the females of Messrs. Harpers concern,
who received slight injury. There were two young
ladies rescued from the flames, with severe burns about
their arms and breasts. They were taken to a drug store
in Pearl store, carefully attended to and pronounced
out of danger.
The flames having raged fiercely for about a quarter of
an hour, it was thought that they could be deadened in
time to save a portion of the establishment. The fire,
however, became more and more furious, and it was ap- ■
paiently out of human power to check the flames, and the
fire swept all before it, through the solid block from Cliff
to Pearl streets, and also other large buildings. In order
to lay before our readers the minute details of the de
structive conflagration, we here annex them, by street,
numbers, names, &c.
The large five and six story brick buildings, occupying
lots Nos. 325, 327, 329 and 331, on the east side of Pearl
street, were a part of the gigantic Book publishing-house
of Messrs. Harper & and we never witnessed a
fire spread with the same rapidity as it did through these
At half past two o clock, the floors and walls ol these
four buildings gave way and fell with a tremendous crash.
Adjoining the Harper Establishment, on the south side,
was the large six story buildings Nos. 321 and 323, occu
pied by Messrs. George F. Cooledge & Brothers, very ex
tensive school book publishers and dealers. The fire
communicated with this establishment at the attic
stories, and all efforts to subdue the flames were of no
avail. From floor to floor, the fire made its way to the
basement, and destroyed the entire buildings together
with the vast quantities of property inside.
Messrs. Cooledge have for many years been the pub
lishers of the Elementary Spelling Book that is univer
sally used in the schools throughout the United States.
Their stock of books, materials, and other property was
estimated at the value of SBO,OOO, and we learn they are
insured for about $50,000 in numerous companies. The
exact amount of insurance could not be obtained, and
the only company we could hear of, that had risks on
Messrs. Cooledge’s property, was the Jefferson, for $4,009.
In this concern there were employed some 300 operatives,
the most of whom were women.
No. 319 was an old two story building, occupied exclu
sively for the wholesale Drug business, by Mr. William
H. Thayer, was the next building that caught fire on the
roof and spread through the upper story. The water
was played upon this building by several companies and
a portion of the building was Saved. The stock was
damaged by water to such an extent that it will proba
bly be a total loss.
No. 321 was also a small brick building, occupied as a
Chair Factory and Paint store. The flames spread through
the interior of the premises, which were destroyed, as
also the stock of chairs, paints, oils, &c. The other
buildings on this side of the street north of Messrs. Har
pers concern—Nos. 333 and 335—were only slightly
damaged on the upper stories. No. 337 occupied by John
K. Hoppels, as a Brush Factory, was also damaged both
by fire and water.
While the fire was raging on the easterly side of Pearl
street, a sheet of flame was carried to the opposite side
by a sudden gale of wind from the south-east. The first
building that caught fire was the old Walton House, Nos.
324 and 326, kept by J. G. Brown as a boarding house for
seamen and laboring persons. TlaL* builUiug iu onoof tho
oldest in the city, having stood for mere than a century ;
every portion of it was very dry, and the instant the
flames came in contact with it, the flames made rapid
headway, and the Croton was of no use as to subduing
them, it was utterly impossible. The old Walton and all
its contents were a total loss.
The property was under a long lease to Philip G. Mar
tin, who resided there, and has lost all his furniture
without being insured for a single dollar. In the same
S remises was a manufactory of corks, kept by Messrs,
ogland & Williams, whose loss was quite heavy, but
fully covered by Insurance in the Etna and other compa
No. 330 is the large bakory of ex-Alderman James Kelly;
and as the fire sped its way towards Peck Slip, the flames
communicated with the building, but were quickly extin
guished by the active exertions of the Fire Department
and many personal friends who were near at hand. The
damage here was about SBOO, chiefly by water, and cov
ered by an insurance of $4,000 in the Continental Com
Adjoining by the Walton House was the Franklin
Square Hotel, that next took fire. It was seven stories
in height, and many of the engines were unable to play
sufficiently high to have effect on the flames in the at
tic. The building with the exception of the front and
side walls was totally censumed, and many of the board
ers lost their clothing. This property is owned by the
Bloodgood estate, occupied by John Rucastle, and fully
covered by insurance in five or six Wall street, Insurance
Nos. 332 add 334 were occupied by Frederick Hemmell,
as a Sailor Boarding House and Clothing Store. The
principal damage here, was by water, loss SI,OOO, No
insurance. No 322, occupied as the Mariners Industrial
j Society, was considerably damaged by both fire and
water. The fire on this side ef Franklin Square was
j checked at the above peint, and kept confined to those
: buildings between No. 322 and the Franklin Square
. Hotel. Notwithstanding, it was feared the flames would
! spread through to Water street, and hundreds of families
I moved out all their furniture into the street.
The buildings on Cliff street that were laid in ruins and
damaged, are enumerated as follows : Nos. 80, 82, 84, 86,
88, (all these were those of Messrs. Harpers, and were
consumed,) 90 and 92. The latter premises were occu
pied an a Jargv vwipvxxtef’S SHOp ur Mr. AiVxv Ho well, and
his damage was not very great.
In the above five buildings were the mammoth steam
power presses of the Messrs. Harpors, and as the fire ad
vanced the beams burned away, and about 3 o’clock the
floors and walls tumbled down with a crash that was
heard the distance of a mile. Fortunately for the occu
pants of buildings on the opposite side of Cliff st, the
buildings in question fell from the street. There are
three other beautiful buildings of the Harpers, on the
corner of Cliff and Ferry sts., which esoapaed auy dam
age whatever.
The loss of property sustained by Messrs. Harpers &
Brother, in buildings, presses, machinery, stock of paper,
books, &c., together with the proof sheets of the next
nunJber of the magazine, and their trade for the next
three months, will no doubt exceed $350,000, This is but
a rough estimate, and the firm themselves were unable
to give any accurate account of their loss. Their insur
ance is somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000,
which is distributed among our New York city, Eastern
and Western insurance companies, varying from $3,000
to $8,600 and SIO,OOO.
We are informed that the mass of valuable stereotype
plates owned by the Messrs. Harpers are saved, as they
were all packed away in the large street
The other losses of property in both streets will un
doubtedly swell the amount to nearly one million of dol
lars in the aggregate. This enormousfimount will fall
heavily upon the city and country insurance companies.
During the day there was all sorts of rumors afloat as
to the origin of the fire. Some said “ a steam chest had
: exploded,” others heard the building was set on fire, and
i almost every other person has something different as to
; the cause. It is, however, quite certain that the fire origi
nated as stated in the commencement of this report; but
there is a mystery how fire came in contact with the ex
plosive liquid in the room alluded to. This, however,
will be a matter for subsequent investigation.
When the flames first made their appearance the scenes
were of the most thrilling character. Seme six hundred
human beings were in the establishment, scattered
through the different floors, crying and screaming for
assistance to save them from perishing in the fiery ele
ment that nearly surronnded them on all sides. Young
girls between the ages of 12 and 19 years rushed to the
windows of the second, third, fourth and fifth stories of
all the buildings on both streets, imploring aid. The
panic was terrific, and strange to say, not a single em
ployee lost their life, (as far as was known up to a late
hour last night,) by the disastrous occurrence.
But few moments had elapsed when the noble firemen
• were at their post. The first and most important work
; done, was the rescuing of the male and female operatives
; by the Hook and Ladder Cos., assisted by their brother
■ firemen, police and citizens. The long ladders were
I quickly hoisted to the windows on both streets, and by
I careful and judicious management the vast number were
safely landed upon terra firma, within the short space of
20 minutes from the time the alarm was first sounded by
the Hall bell. Several of the young ladies were very ner
vous, and while descending the ladder with firems-n and
others, two or three of them fainted, but were speedily
resuscitated at a drug store in the immediate vicinity.
There were flying rumors in circulation, that numbers
were killed and injured, but we are happy to state that
they were without foundation. The only person seriously
injured,, as far as we were enabled to ascertain, was a
young lady, who, in the confusion and excitement, jumped
from a second story window of one of the Harper build
ings on the Pearl street side.
She was first observed by a young gentleman doing business in
Pearl st., who stood in a position to partially catch her in his
arms. He held, out his arms, but the female came with shch
force that he was unable to save her from falling on the ground;
yet the fall was somewhat broken by the commendable conduct
of the gentleman in question—otherwise the unfor.unato lady
would probably have been Instantly killed. As the poor girl
eame to the ground, she struck upon her hip, producing a dislo
cation, and other injuries of a serious nature internally. A coach
was immediately procured, and the sufferer was conveyed to her
residence in Ist avenue. Her name was said to be Miss Lam
A young lad about 12 years old was injured on the head by the
fall of a brick, and he was conveyed to a drug store, at the U.
S. Hotel, by the kind-hearted J. Sherman Brownell, where his
sufferings were alleviated.
A gentleman named Cox was at the ru’ns in search of his
daughter, who was employed at the Harpers, whom he said was
missing. We subsequently ascertained that Miss Cox was taken
out safe, and left with her numerous associates.
The conflagration was witnessed by at least fifty thousand par
sons during the afternoon, and it was with tho utmost difficulty
the police could keep space enough clear for the performance of
the firt men’s arduous duties.
By this terrible fire there has been over 10,000 male and female
operatives thrown out of steady employmsut, which is really
heart-rending, as most of them are in poor circumstances, and
winter coming upon them.
Common Council Proceedings.—On Mon
day evening a large number of reports were adopted by
the Board of Aiderman. They chiefly consisted of pay
ing bills and awarding contracts. A communication was
received from the Comptroller showing the receipts of
the Sixth and Eighth Avenue Railroad Companies for the
month of November t© have been as follows : Sixth Ave
nue Railroad, $26,291,23 ; Eighth Avenue Railroad, $25,
379,75. Total, $51,670,98. A communication was re
ceived from tho Croton Aqueduct Department, contain
ing the following estimates of appropriations required
during the year 1854, for the working plan of the depart
ment:—For Aqueduct—Croton account, $3,000: Aque
ducts—repairs and improvements, &c., 24,000; Crqton
water works extension, 5,500 : Water pipes and laying,
123,600 : Sewers repairing and cleaning, 15,000 : Statisti
cal tables, 1,5000: Salaries, 23,000: Total, $295,000.
After a long debate a bill was adopted which provides
that the ChieLEngineer of the Fire Department shall be
elected every three years. This piece of legislation was
strongly opposed by Mr. Carson’S friends, while his ene
mies pushed the matter through without the slightest
compunction. The Board of Assistant Aidermen adopted
a report for the increase of the police force in the Frist,
Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Eighteenth, Nine
teenth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Wards. A num
ber of remonstrances were presented with regard to the
prapofed Broadway Raiiroad, to one of which an opinon
by ex Judge Bronson was attached, showing that the
granting of the privilege to the Manhattan Railroad Com
pany to laj’ a rail in Broadway would be void if granted.
A resolution was passed, directing the extension of the
Bowery to Franklin Square, in Pearl street
On Tuesday evening, the Board of Aidermen had no ses
sion, there being only five members present twenty
minutes after five, the regular hour of meeting. The
Assistants, on the other hand, had a well attended,
lengthy, and quite important session. The new Broad
way Railroad project occupied most of the evening, and
was finally put through, with only five dissenting voices.
The resolution passed, making the grant, was somewha
different from that before offered, and contained the fol
lowing suggestion in a letter from Charles O’Conor, Ed
ward Sanford and David Dudley Field:—“ Nothing herein
contained construed to be a grant of an exclusive right,
liberty or privilege of constructing the said Railroad, be
yond that authorized by the aforesaid act of the Legisla
ture, the intention of this resolution being to give such
assent as the said act contemplates, that; a municipal
corporation may lawfully give,” The only other item of
business of importance transacted, was the concurrence
with the other Board, in authorizing a contract to be en
tered into with Mons. MaiUefert, for tho removal of the
reck in the slip at the foot of Jackson street, known as
“ Vanderbilt’s Rock.”On Wednesday evening, the
Board of Aldermen received four remonstrances against
the construction of a railway in Broadway by the Man
hattan Railroad Company, all of which were laid on the
table. The first received contained the following para
graph, which oZeaded the Board very much:— “Finally,
The City Government bas been reorganized under the new
Charter. Yourou-n terms of office are about expiring.
Your successors have been elected, and will soon take
their seats. The people look to them to carry out the pro
visions of the new Charter, and to effect a thorough re
form in the affairs of our City. Your remonstrants trust
that your honorable body will not attempt to embarrass
their path and place obstacles in the way of such a de
sirable result by passing, at the close of your session,
resolutions of such undoubted inexpediency, and of such
queeticnable validity as the one before you.” The Board
of Aldermen Chambers were crowded by City Railroad
men and others. Some disorderly characters made them
selves conspicuous within the railing, and Nick Seagrist,
the Sergeant a*-Arms, attempted to put one of them
out, when the fellow made a desperate defence. How
ever, Seagrist managed to eject him. The disorderly was
subsequently arrested by Captain Walling, in the hall,
for nis riotous conduct, and lodged in the Chief’s bureau.
An ordinance to extend the Hudson River Railroad
through West, Greenwich and other streets, was pre
sented and ordered to be printed. A resolution from the
other Board was adopted, in favor of permitting the
Third Avenue Railroad Company, «to run cars o/er the
Harlem track, through the Bowery. A resolution from
the other Board, appr ipriating SI,OOO for the purpose cf
extending the hospitalities of the City to John Mitchell,
the Irish patriot, was lost for want of a constitutional
vote. The Manhattanville Railroad Company were granted
permission to construct a Railway iu Broadway from
Manhattanville to the South Ferry, as contemplated in
the resolutions adopted in the Board of Assistants on
Tuesday evening. A messenger was immediately dis
patched to the Mayor to procure his Honor’s signature
to the document. In the Assistants, the Corporation
Counsel was directed to take measures for carrying out
the extension of Elm street from Reade to Chambers
streets. Hose Company No. 34 was disbanded for running
their carriage on the sidewalks. An allowance of $6,526
was made to Theodore Hunt, for extra work upon the
new Court House and Essex Market House
On Thursday, the Board of Assitant Aidermen held a
meeting, when the Committee on Streets reported in fa
vor of granting permission to the Sixth and Eighth Ave
nue Railroad Companies to extend their traeks to Vesey
street, and the report was adopted. Without transacting
any other business of public or private importance, the
Board adjournedOn Friday evening, the Board of
Aidermen met, and after transacting a large amount of
business, adjourned until Monday. A report was adopt
ed in accordance with an act of the Legislature last ses
sion, appropriating $50,000 for the New York Juvenile
Asylum, the same to be taken from the tax levy ef 1853.
A report was adopted confirming a contract with Messrs.
Meneely & Son to cast two fire alarm bells, of ten thou
sand pounds each, at 33% cents per pound. A eommuui
cation was received from the Corporation Counsel, stat
ing that the Common Council, in his opinion, had the
power to increase the police force. A report was adopted
to increase the salary of the Contract Clerk in the ofll«e
of that Commissioner, from six hundred to ene thousand
dollars per annum. An ordinance to make slight altera
tion in the line of the Battery Enlargement, so as to pre
vent injury to the Union Ferry and the Staten’* Island
Ferry slips, was laid on the table, and ordered to be
Fatal Accidents, Sudden Deaths and
Suicides —A man named Archibald Robinson died at the
N. Y. Hospital from injuries received by falling through
a well-hole of a new building in Twenty-third street, be
tween 9th and 10th avenues. He lived in Thirty-third st.,
between 6th and 7th avenues, where he has left a wife
and several small children Terrence McQuade, a
man about 40 years of age, who was locked up in the
cells in Williamsburgh, on Wednesday night, while in
toxicated, was found dead the next morning. Coroner
Cook held an inquest and the Jury rendered a verdict of
death by intemperance and exposure.. . .Bridget Greene,
a child 3 years old, died at No. 440 Tenth avenue, from
the effects of burns accidentally received during its mo
ther’s absence The dead body of an unknown man
was found fleating in the dock at the foot of Oliver street.
The deceased was about 35 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches in
height, had light brown hair and whiskers, and was
dressed in a grey jacket with red lining, blue and red
shirts, blue cotton overalls, drawers, socks and shoes. A
leather belt with a hook attached, was about his waist...
. . .An unknown man was accidentally run over and
killed by car No. 18, of the First and Second Avenue Rail
road George H. Vaughn, late master of the canal
boat Wm. C. Howley, was accidentally killed, a short dis
tance above Troy, on the 30th ult., by being crushed be
tween his boat and the lock. The body was brought to
this city on its way to Livingston Co. for interment, but
a certifioate of the cause of death was not forwarded
with it, although an inquest had been held upon the
body, and it was, therefore, necessary that another in
quisition should be held. The jury rendered a verdict of
accidental death. Christopher Callen, a native of
Ireland, 32 years of age, died suddenly on Monday night,
while in the drug store corner of Fourth-st. and the
Bowery, where he had called for some medicine. His
‘ death was caused by rupturing a blood-vessel Wa
lter Watson, a young man, was found lying sick in the
porter house No. 12 South-st. Medical aid was procured,
but he died soon afterwards. The deceased was a hand
on board the canal boat Empire State, of Buffalo. He was
26 years of age, and born in New York The body of
a woman named Mary Fitzpatrick, 37 years of age, and
born in Ireland, was found floating in the dock foot of
James’ slip. No marks of violence were apparent
Mr. Roger Guerin, who lived at 48 Forsyth st., while as
sisting his son James to remove a tailor’s bench, sudden
ly fell to the floor, and in the fall struck the back of his
head against the edge of a trunk which was standing
near. He was taken up insensible, and a physician
called, but he died in about three minutes afterwards
without speaking a wordA. young man, named
John W. Fox, 2nd-mate of the schr. Meteor, lying at pier
10, E.R.,was killed while in a friendly lark with his brother
in-law, Joseph W. Lambert, the latter having a loaded
pistol in his hand, which accidentally exploded, when
the ball unfortunately took effect in his (Fox’s) head,
inflicting a wound which subsequently caused his death.
Lambert, who is first mate of the schooner, gave himself
up. He seems in deep distress at the unfortunate occur
rence. Fex was a resident of Stamford, ConnA
man named John B. Knapp, died at the N. Y. Hospital,
from injuries received by being thrown out of a wagon..
.... A German named John N. D. Booker, committed sui
cide by jumping out of a window in Laurens-street, while
laboring under an attack of delirium tremens A man
named Charles Cheers attempted to commit suicide in the
City Prison, by making a fearful gash in his throat with a
shoemaker’s knife, which he had concealed about his
person. Fortunately, Deputy Keeper Mark Finley was
on hand, who, after wresting the knife from his hand,
promptly obtained medical aid. The wound is not consi
dered dangerous. Cheers was under commitment for
drunkenness. He was secured in such a manner as to
prevent him from doing any further violence to himself..
... .A young man named William Steiger, 23 years of age,
born in Switzerland, and a son of the celebrated Dr. Stei
ger, of Luzerne, Switzerland, committed suicide at No.
134 Spring street, on Friday morning last, by taking a
large dose of morphine. The unfortunate young man,
who formerly studied medicine in Europe, had been low
spirited and melancholy for some time previous to commit
ting the rash act, but from what cause was not ascertained.
Outrages for the Week.—Coroner Hilton
held an inquest on Friday at Bellevue Hospital, upon the
body cf Hugh McKenna, a native of Connecticut, 23
years of age, who died at 10 o’clock on Thursday night.
Two witnesses deposed that about two weeks ago the de
ceased tcld them-that he had been attacked while in the
street, by three unknown men, who beat and kicked him
and robbed him of sls. He also told one of them that he
felt very unwell, and was without money, and had been
turned out of his boarding house. He was provided for
by this person, and afterward sent to the Hospital, where
he alsojtold the same tale to Dr. Stark, who attended him.
The jury rendered a. verdict of death from Pneumonia,
caused by injuries received in some way unknown. . .. ‘
On Thursday, a servant girl living at the house of Mr.
Wright, West Morrisania, was observed to enter the privy
near the house, and her situation being known she was
suspected by some of the family of intending to use
foul means to dispose of her infant when born. Finding
she was likely to be detected, she drew a knife she had
in her hand across the child’s throat ; but in her hurry
she did not strike the throat but nearly cut off its jaw,
then throwing it down the sink left it. The alarm was
immediately spread, and the neighbors throwing off the
building discovered the child already dead. An investi
gation was held, which resulted in the arrest of the inhu
man motherA Frenchman named Isaac Meyer, was
arrested on Wednesday, charged with stabbing David Ad
dk son with a pocket-knife, wkile in an affray with him.
The wound is of a serious nature and is in the head
The body of a man was picked up at the foot of Irwin-st.,
Brooklyn, on Sunday, which presents numerous marks of
violence, leading to the supposition that foul means were
used. He is five feet nine or ten inches in height, dark
brown hair, reddish whiskers, top of the head bald and
a depression on the chin, as if a sear from a cut. The
clothes consisted of a gray mixed sack-coat, figured blue
silk vest, black pants, muslin shirt and linen bosam. On
his person was a porte monnaie containing about SB, a
brass key, a pair of tweezers, three pen knives, a silver
hunting watch, a gold key with cornelian stone, a receipt
dated Nov. 11, 1852, in favor of Horace Warren, for S9B 13
for oil cask, signed McDonald & Williams, sever il pawn
tickets and two yellow silk handkerchiefs. On the back
of the watch the letters “J H.” were engraved
Two young men, named John O’Donnell and Thomas Ear
ner, entered into an affray with each other on the Five
Points, and in the conflict O’Donnell drew a knife and
inflicted a stab on the right eye of his adversary, causing
a severe and dangerous wound. Officer Carland arrested
O’Donnell and took him before Justice Osborne, who
committed him to prison for trial default of SI,OOO
bailA young man named Materaon, was arrested by
officer Carland, of the Sixth Ward, charged with pursu
ing Caroline Zimmerman with a loaded pistol, threaten
ing to take her life when he met her ; he stated that he
would just give her ten minutes to live. When arrested
by the police, on his person was found a pistol loaded to
the muzzle, and a percussion cap on, ready for discharg
ing* he had also in his pocket a large dirk night. The
accused was taken before Justice Osborne, who commit
ted him to prison for trial Patrick Clark, one of the
young men who was stabbed on the night of the 30th
ult., while iu a fight at the grocery, corner of Centre and
Anthony streets, died early on Tuesday at the New York
Hospital. The wound he received was in the abdomen
and was undoubtedly the cause of death.;. Two persons
named Patrick Maloney and David Allison, were arrested
at the time on suspicion of having been the perpetrators
of the outrage, but nothing appeared on the inquest to
justify their detention and they were discharged. The
jury found that the deceased eame to his death at the
hands of some person unknown, and recommended the
Mayor to offer a reward for their apprehension.
A Wife Suspected of Poisoning her
Husband—Her Arrest and Discharge. —A German tailor
about 30 years of age, named Henry Manch, who resided
in Beacon avenue, north of Bergen Corners, in the town
of Hudson, N. J., died on Sunday morning last very sud
denly, and suspicion was aroused among some of his
friends in the 11th, 13th and 17th wards of New York,
that he had been poisoned. On Thursday aftern ion affi •
oavit was made by two persons, upon which Justice
Kidney issued a warrant for her arrest. Dr. Culver, the
physician who attended the deceased was examined be
fore the warrant was issued. Ho testified to the apparent
illness ef the deceased, and suddenness ef his death*
S. Robbins, Jr. constable, made the arrest, and the
accused was immediately taken before the Justice
and examined. The accused is about 24 years of
age, and a fine looking woman. She had been married
abeut a year. Her husband was her sister’s husband,
and she was married about three months after her sister’s
death. V hen the prisoner was brought before the
Just ce, he stated to her the cause of her arrest, read to
her the affidavit, and told her that she might decline to
answer any question which he asked her, if she chose so
to do. She however gave her statement Ju a ready and
sincere manner, without refusing to answer any question,
and without showing any hesitation, fear or confusion.
She hurst into tears several times during her examina
tion. She gave her name as Mary Manch ; her husband
was first taken sick on Thursday ; he complained of a
headache and bad cold ; on Friday she went after the
dcctor, who came and left two powders and some medi
cine ; he complained of a pain in the back and shoulders:
on Saturday he appeared to be feverish and delirious,
and Sunday he died suddenly at 6% o’clock iu the morn
ing, with great distress in the head and breast. His
funeral took place on Monday. A person present asked
some questions as to statements made by her as to the
amount of money which her husVand had paid towards
kad in the bank ; when she acknowledged
that those statements were not true, and she had made
because she had been questioned so much. Justice
Kidney, not considering that enough had been shown
against the accused to hold her, discharged her from
Arrest of Juvenile Pickpokkts.—Cap
tain Brennan, of the Sixth Ward Police, on Thursday,
arrested three children, each frem ten to tirelre years of
age, named Sanford and Genet Butler and Mary Hampton,
who were found attempting to pick pockets at the mens
gerie in Broadway. Aporte-monnaie containing seventy
dollars, one containing three dollars and eighty eight
cents, two gold lockets, a gold pencil-case, and a coral
breastpin, were found on their persons. The child, Mary
Hampton, states that the porte monnaies were stolen
from the pockets of ladies while riding in the Ninthiave
nuß stages. This is the girl who was arrested som'e
weeks since for a similar offence, and who stated that the
mother of the other two children had taught her and
. them to steal. , This woman was tried during the last
term of the sessions, but acquitted. The children were
locked up for examination. On Tuesday, officers Kinner,
and Smith, of Sergeant Hogan’s squad of Detective Po
lice, arrested three boys named Jehn Hanlon, Thomas
Garvey, and Joseph Mullen, whom they found on the cor
ner of East Broadway and Catharine streets, attempting
to pick pockets in a crowd which had collected at that
place. Hanlon was detected with his hand in a lady’s
pocket, and immediately secured. In his pocket was
found a snuff-box containing a gold eagle, a quarter
eagle, two gold 20 franc pieces, aud about two dollars in
silver; also, a gold watch, and gold snake pattern vest
chain. The watch was made by Mr. J. Tobias & Co., Liver
pool. The thief confessed to stealing the box and coin
from the pocket of a lady. The watch aud chain is also
supposed to be stolen property, though the youngster
fays he bought it some weeks ago at the corner of Broome
street and the Bowery. The prisoners were locked up by
Jutsice Stewart.
The Five Points Children at the Mu
seum.—Nearly two hundred children, boys and girls, in
mates of the House of Industry at the Five Points, visited
the Museum on Thursday. They formed and walked in
procession two and two, accompanied by the Superinten
dent and Teachers, and really made a most interesting
show, which attracted much attention, and elicited mauy
flattering remarks, at the neat and comfortable appear
ance of the children, and the very pretty, intelligent
faces of many of them. They were highly delighted with
the play of “Hot Corn,” though many of them were af
fected to tears at the death of the drunkard and that of
poor Little Katy. It was a happy day for the ; .e poor
children, and we doubt not many were happier and better
by the sight of them. Mr. Barnum did not send' them
home empty handed. With a liberality that does him
credit he has subscribed one thousand dollars towards
the purchase of the farm intended as a home for the
friendless, and Mr. Genin, the hatter, having likewise
subscribed a thousand, the sum is now made up It is
hoped that TfUi given by the otb ?J
men wno sftb"prjoed io this fund of benevolence to liav4
their names publi-hed, for theirs are names that should
be known. The deeds will be made to trustees appointed
by the subscribers to carry out the object of this benevo
lent gift. We are gratified to state that the building
fund is increasing. Mr. Barnum gave SSO, and Mr. Pease
received checks of SIOO each from two other individuals
on Friday.
A New Prayer.—The authorities of the
Roman Catholic Church have just issued the following
designed to organize a “Prayer Association for the con
version ot all who are out of the communion of the
C hu J < ? -!?A he States :>> “By » Rescript, dated
Sept. 5, 1853, our Holy Father, Pius IX., at the instance
of the National Council of Baltimore, sanctions, by the
grant of Indulgences, the institution of a Society whose
members shall especially pray for the conversion of all
who are out of the communion of the Church in the Uni
ted States. ‘ Almighty and Eternal God, who savest all,
and wilt have none to perish, have regard to those souls
who are led astray by the deceits of the devil, that, re
jecting all errors, the hears of those who err may be con
verted, and may return to the unity of Thy truth,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.’ Those who cansot
recite the above prayer may obtain the same Indulgence
by saying daily in its stead the Our Father, Hail Mary,
and Glory be to the Father, three times, witn the same
intention. 1. A Plenary Indulgence on receiving the
Easter communion to all the members who shall daily re
cite, in any language, the above prayer. 2. A Plenary
Indulgence in the hour of death, on condition of receiv
ing the Holy Eucharist, after confessing their sins with
sorrow ; or* if they canno't receive it, on their invoking
the name of Jesus with their lips, or at least in their
hearts. 3. An Indulgence of a hundred days every time
the members recite the above prayer.”
The Alleged Conspiracy Case.—lt s-ums
that the strange affair connected with clairvoyance, on
account of which we last week published, has bad a fatal
termination. The matter was to have bsen investigated
before Justice Osborn on Wednesday morning, but in
consequence of one of the counsel for the accused not
being ready the investigation was postponed until 10 o’-
clock on Thursday morning. At that time the defendant
atd bis counsel were on hand, as was also Aiderman
Sturtevant, counsel for the complainant; but Mr Stuy
ves&nt himself was not present. After waiting for him
for nearly an hour, information was received in court
that he had died suddenly at 6 o'clock that morning, of
Asiatic cholera. The report, so singular in its nature,
was at first disbelieved, but it subsequently proved to be
too true, as upon investigation, it was proved beyond a
doubt that the unfortunate man had indeed died from
the dreadful malady mentisned. A writ ef habeas corpus,
requiring the accused to be brought before Judge Mitchell,
oi the Supreme Court, arrived soon after the reception of
the melancholy intelligence alluded to, and he was taken
—but on the court’s receiving official information of the
death of the somplainant, the counsel for the prosecu
tion abandoned the case, and he was sent back to Justioe
Osborn, who discharged him from custody, there being no
legal evidence against him. The peculiar circumstances
connected with the extraordinary affair, wiich has thus
so tragically terminated, are familiar to our readers.
A Victim of Misplaced Confidence—A
German xamad Joseph Bernard was on Tuesday arrested,
charged with defrauding a woman named Emma Scheiger
out of one hundred dollars, under the following circum
stances : The parties live in the house No, 265 WlUiaar I
B Het, and the complainant sweara that the accused
courted her and propowd marriage, which she accepted.
Some days precious to that on which the wadding was to
have been performed, she stated io him her Intention of
purchasing some furniture and both then visited together
a store, where she bought a bureau, sofa, rocking-chair
table and bedstead, she paying for them. These articles
were placed in the room of the accused, there to remain
until the anticipated happy day should arrive. i tt the
meantime the accused borrowed of his intended forty-five
dollars, and soon after this she was informed that he
could not legally be married to her as he had already a
wife living in Germany. She became much alarmed at
this intelligence, and at once charged him with being mar
ried, which, after some hesitation, he confessed. This
broke off the match, and one day, while the complainant
was absent, he removed the newly purchased furniture,
and has refused to restore it. The accused was taken be- *
fore Justice Bogart, who detained him for examination.
Another Fatal Railroad Accident. A.
very fearful collision occurred upon the New York and
Erie Railroad, at a point between Bergen Cut and Boiling
Springs, on Thursday night, by which a brakeman and se
veral other persons were severely wounded, and from the
consequences ©f which the same brakeman, Fetherton,
died in the City Hospital on Friday morning. An emi
grant train from Jersey City, going west, was behind
time at the place, and not being switched off the track,
was run into by an express coming east to the same de
pot. It is almost miraculous that all the persons exposed
to the shock were not killed. The loss of property is very
heavy. Another of these startling and often fatal rail
road accidents, caused by recklessly driving vehicles
across the tracks immediately in front of approaching
trains, occurred near Herkimer on Friday. In this in
stance one of the horses was killed, the wagon was com
pletely demolished, and the driver was picked up and
carried one hundred yards by the cow catcher, without
doing him anv bodily injury. It is not probable that he
will ever again place himself in sueh a perilous position,
others may disregard the lesson taught by
his unfortunate mishap.
Thb Methodist Church Property
The Commissioners of the Methodist Episcopal Church
North and South, appointed to investigate, and if possible,
amicably settle the matters in controversy between the
two seetions, have through the interposition, and with
the aid of the Hon. John McLean at last come to a satis
factory agreement. By the terms of the agreement, the
Church South is to receive from the Northern section, in
consideration of its claim, the sum of $191,000 in cash,
together with the Richmond, Charleston, and Nashville
printing establishments, and all the debts on books aud
periodicals due the New York Book Concern, from indivi
duals residing within the geographical limits of the Me
thodist Episcopal Church South. The money is to be paid
in yearly instalments, the last payment to be. made! on
the Ist of February, 1862. The Court, in readering it*
decision, has also ordered this cause to be continued jtill
the first Monday in April next, in order to enable ths
Western Commissioners to voluntarily appear for the ad
justment of their controversy with.the Church South,
(relative to the Cincinnati Book Concern,) in case the
Western Commissioners should not appear by the time
specified, the suit to be cancelled.
Violation or a Corporation Ordinance
by a Sea Captain —On the morning of the 9th ultimo,
William Murray, a coalman, on board the steamship
Black Warrior, wnile in the act of descending a flight of
steps on board, the vessel, fell, and was instantly killed. 4
The steamer had just then started from her dock, foot of
Harrison street, and the body of the deceased, instead of
being sent to shore for burial, was taken to sea and bu
ried. The Warrior having returned to this port on Thurs
day, an uncle of the deceased applied to Captain Ballock,
to learn what disposition had been made of the body, and
was informed it had been committed to the deep. He
then applied to the Coroner for information how to pro
ceed, and was referred to the Corporation Attorney, who
caused proceedings to be instituted against Captain Bul
lock for violating a corporation ordinance, relating to
conveying dead bodies out of the county without the re
quisite certificate. The offence is a misde 'ueanor. and
punishable by a fine not exceeding two hundred dol
The Canarsie Rioters.—The trial of tha
parties indicted for riot at Canarsie, on the Sth of July
last, has occupied the attention of the Court of Oyer and
Terminer of Brooklyn, for some days past, and on Thursday
the case was given to the jury, who, after a short absence,
returned a verdict of guilty against four of the defendants,
viz —Obadiah Smith, John F. Lloyd, George Higgins and
John Creighton. The remaining parties, eleven in num
ber, were acquitted and discharged, with the exception of
Michael McConnell, who is held on the additional indict
ment for assault and battery. Mr. Waring, counsel for
defence, moved for an arrest of judgment on the part of
those convicted, and the Court designated 9 o’clock on
Friday morning for argument. On that morning the Judg®
sentenced the four prisoners to be confined in the County
Jail for the following terms-.—Obadiah Smith for one year;
Jchn F. Floyd, nine months; George Higgins, six months;
and John Creighton, sixty days.
Exorbitant Rents.-TEc property on Broad
way and the south corner of Cortland-street, fifty feet
front by one hundred, has been leased at SB,OOO per an
num for fifteen years, the lessee to put up a building
costing $50,000, to revert to the owner of the ground on
the expiration of the lease. A bonus of SIOO,OOO has been
offered for this lease, and refused, it being considered as
really worth three or four times that sum, from the ren
tal expected to be realized. The building of the Corn Ex
change Bank, at the corner of William and Beaver ata.,
constructed of vellow brick, is a showy edifice. The ren
tal will reach the sum of $19,500 per annum. The build
ing will cost about $48,000. The ground was purchased
last winter for $62,000. and was considered high. But,
from the rental, it will be seen that at thrice that sum
it would not have been a bad investment. The Board of
Brokers have taken tha fourth floor of this budding, and
will remove into it in the spring.
The Alleged Election Frauds in thh
Thirty-Second Council District, Eleventh Ward.—ln our
notice of this case in last week’s paper, the types made
us say that John Hunt was tho injured party, whereas it
should have been John Hart. Since our last we have
seen the affidavits upon which Mr. Hart relies to estab
lish his election. These documents make a very strong
case, and although Mr. Hart is a poor man, we do not
think the new branch of our City Council will omit to do ’
him justice. We have seen the other side of the story,
and cannot, of course, decide a* to the merits of the case.
But from what we have seen we trust that a most search
ing investigation will be had, and if, as charged by Mr.
Hart, a barefaced fraud has been perpetrated on the bal
lot-box, it is to be hoped that the miscreants who have
perpetrated the outrage, will be made an example of.
The Canada Bank Fraud.—The examina
tion of this case was commenced again on Monday last,
and occupied the attention of Justice Stuart up to Friday,
at which time it was further adjourned to Tuesday next.
The only evidence of importance was that elicited on
Thursday, from Jabez L. White, of Buffalo, who stated
that he and S&win were in Van Aernan’s room in th®
Mansion House, at Buffalo, some time since, and that
when there Mr. Van A. exhibited several blank drafts of
the Hamilton Exchange Bank, which were signed “John
W. Abell.” That Sawin, by request of Van A., filled up
some of these drafts ; and that some days afterward Van
A., who, in the meantime, had gone to Canada, returned,
and at various times paid him sums of Canada money
amounting in all to about 1,400.
The Ship Great Republic.—Capt. McKay
and Messsrs. Grinnell & Minturn, have kindly proffered &
part of the proceeds of the exhibition of their noble ship,
the dimensions of which are given on our outside, while
in this port, to aid in the erection of suitable buildings
on the farm recently purchased by the Directors of th®
Five Points House of Industry. $20,000 is the sum fixed
upon by the Directors, as the amount required for build
ing purposes. All who have a heart to sympathize with
the outcast and the destitute, and who feel an interest in
their reformation and the improvement of their circnm
stances, are invited to contribute either direct to Mr.
Pease, cr either of the Directors, for this object.
A Liberal Action.—The Tribune states
that officer Keefe, after receiving the $4,270 from the
Mayor—that being the sum paid by the Bank of the State
of New York fer the recovery of upward of $32,000 of the
money stolen from said Bank—has made a very generous
distribution, or division it might be termed, of the money.
There were three persons besides Keefe, acknowledged to
have been interested, viz: Capt. Brennan, of the Sixth
Ward police, Capt. Leonard, of the Second Ward, and of
ficer Brown, the partner of Keefe. Capts. Leonard and
Breunan have received SISOO each, and officer Brown
$1,500, thus leaving Mr. Keefe but a trifle over $1,500 for
Health of the City.—The report of the
City Inspector, for the week ending December 3d, shows a
decrease.in the mortality of the city, of 15. The total
numberof death was 360 ; as follows :—Men, 89; women,
61; boys, 110 ; girls, 100. There were 31 cases of still
born, and 6of premature birth ; 47 deaths were caused
by consumption, 24 by convulsions, 26 by inflammation
of the lungs, and 29 by small pox. The excessive mor
tality from the last mentioned disease ought to show pa
rents the necessity of having their children vaccinated.
There is no probability of it abating till this is done.
A Master Piece Out-done.—We have
lately supposed Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral was the Ultima
Thule in its line, and that nothing had been or would be
invented which could surpass it in its fine points of ex
cellence as a medicine. But w r e are confidently assured
by those competent to judge on the subject, that Dr.
Ayer’s new Pills excel in high medical artistry even that
widely celebrated embodiment of his skill. He has suc
ceeded in making them not only pleasant to take but
powerful to cure the large elass of complaints whieh re
quire a purgative remedy.— Lancaster Argus, Ky.
Fugitives from Pennsylvavnia.—Yester
day morning, two men were arrested at the Merchant’!
Hotel in Courtlandt street, where they had been stopping
under the names of Dr. Joseph Stevenson -and Isaac G.
Parker. The accused parties are fugitives from the au
horities of Easton, Pennsylvania, where they stand
charged with defrauding an aged man, named Benjamin
Greene out of two thousand dollars, by shrewd opera
tions, in which a female was associated with them. Th®
fleeced old gentleman is represented here by Mr. Henry
G. Maxwell, of Easton, and a hearing has been commenced
at the Dietrict Attorney’s office before Judge Welch. The
prisoners were locked up.
In the case of Mr. Joseph Gutman,
who was arrdsted a few days ago on a charge of embez
zling a check of Nesmith & Co., the cause came on to b®
heard before Justice Osborne on Friday afternoon, when
the complaint was dismissed upon evidence being’oflfared
that the check was received in the regular course of busi
ness and entered upon the cash book of Messrs. Gutman
& Co., the day of its delivery. Mr. Gutman, was there
upon at once discharged. Those who know Mr. Gutman,
did not require a certificate of his discharge to satisfy
them that there could have been no foundation for the
The Trial by the Jury of the Crystal
Palace to test Safes, has resulted in a complete victory
fer the phoenix safe, manufactured by Messrs. Holmes &
Buteer, 122 Water street, for Mr. Fitzgerald, over that
of Lillie’s Patent World’s Safe, the contents of which
were utterly and the safe itself (although pro
fessedly a barglar-proof one, of cast iron) broken open
rr I S t X e , n “ I “ utes b - v a 'wedge and sledgehammer, while
H. a B.’s delivered its books and papers uninjured by
fire ; as reference to the report of the Committee win
On Tuesday last, Mayor Westervelt
took the examination of Chauncey Johnson, the indi
vidual who stole $37,810 from the Bank of the State of
New York last. The prisoner stated that he was twenty
seven years of age, and a native of Virginia-, and aa
accountant by profession; as to the charge preferred
against me, I answer “I have nothing to say in the mat
ter.” The Mayor then committed the accused, without
bail, to tho Tombs, there to await his trial.
The California Steamship Company
have offered Mr. Meagher a free passage to San Francisco,
together with the hospitalities of the ship. Mr. Meagher
sails hence on the 20th for California, where he intend!
to give a course of lectures, prepared especially for tha
occasion. Besides a set on Irish orators, he has one on
European republicanism. He expects to return here in
the Spring. He would have sailed on the 20th of last
month, but on account of his friend Mitchel’s arrival.
The Directors of the Union Ferry
Company purchased, during the past week, the different
interests of the Montague, Wall, Catharine and Jackson
street ferries, and hereafter all the Brooklynjerries will
be consolidated under their control. A uniform rata of
charge of one cent will prevail at each, and the company
will fell corimutation tickets for any. This news will
be very grateful to our many readers who daily travel
those routes.
Another of the funny affairs so often
occasioned by the interference of “strong-minded” wo
men occurred on Wednesday night. The different literary
societies of this city called a convention of delegates from
each society, to take measures for a general union nf all,
The Laight street Lyceum sent four delegatestwo men
and two women. The appearance of the petticoats of
course, created the usual amount of fun and excite
The Grand Jury for Queens county,
in session this week at the eourt house, found an indict
ment against McCoy and Duffey, for the murder of Ca
tharine Quigly, at Jamaica, a few weeks since. The She
riff of Queen’s county arrested and conveyed both the
prisoners on Thursday evening, to the county jail, where
they will remain until next spring and be tried for the
murder of the girl Quigly.
IgT Look out for pickpockets on board
tho Peck Slip ferry boats. About 7 o’clock Monday eve
ning, a German lady, residing at No. 4 Lewis Place, had
her pocket picked of a portmonaie, containing about
S6O, on board of one them. It is supposed the money
was taken by a boy about 14 years of age whp set next
to her.
The thirteen Eleventh ward rioterg
who pleaded guilty, A short time since, in the Gourt of
General Sessions, and wese let out on bail of SI,OOO each
to appear for sentsnee, on Friday, were not 07 hand
when the court was ready to proceed, and consequently
forfeited their bail, amounting to thirteen thousand dol
lars in all.
Judge Rosevelt, of the Supreme
Court has rendered a decision in the matter of extending
Canal and widening Walker street, in which he confirms
the report of the Commissioners of Estimate and Asse.sa
roent. The opening of the street, therefore, is to go on,
and the widening, we suppose will be commenced at an
early day.
Peter Curran, an Irish boy, 6 vears
of age, was found wandering in the streets a few day!
since. The poor little fellow stated that he arrived from
Liverpool the day before with his parents, but that he
got separated from them in the streets. He was. placed
under the care ot the matron of the City Prison.
The steam ferry-boat Montague caught
fire on Thursday morning at about half-past four, at her
moorings on the Brooklyn side, and burnt to the water’s
edge. We understand that no person was on board at th®
time of the breaking out of the fire. The cost of the boat
was $38,000, of which $28,000 is covered by insurance.
JS©” The Prospectus of the new Journal, to
be published in Brooklyn, by John Mitchel, will probably
appear cn Monday next. It is to be a weekly, and th®
first number will bo issued on Saturday, 31st inst. It!
name has not yet been determined on.
On board of the emigrant ships which
have arrived here during th® l aa * ; month, no less than
one hundred and forty-one persons died of disease at sea,
out of thirteen thousand seven hundred and sixty-twa
Present for u Our Children.”—At the
Ladies’ Furnishing Store, 629 Broadway, those do
eigning the presentation of substantial holiday gifts to
children, wilt find a variety of elegant articles well
calculated to keep the little folk warm and comfortable
in the cold season, such as bonnets, cloaks, dresses,
saques; boy’s clothes, with new styles of overcoats ;
and furs lor children in every variety, etc. etc. These
goods are made up in the most costly style, and are
expressly designed for Christmas and New Year’s
For Balls. &c.—Those wishing to engage
rooms [for Balls, &c., would do well to look at the
Chinese Rooms. The management has been changed
entirely and is much improved, as the rooms have been
by frescosing, increased illumination and the introduc
tion of hot suppers. We don’t see how the proprie
tors can afford to furnish such suppers as they do, for
the price charged, when provisions of all kinds are sa
h i«h.

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