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He is Thebe Yet.— Yes, Mr. Hiram Ax-
DERSON is still at hie old stand No. 99 Bowery. In-toad
of moving away, he has enlarged his borders and added
two more extensive sales rooms to hie mammoth esta
blishment. There he will remain, for everybody is ac
quainted with the place, and all the world knows where
good bargains are made. When Diogenes trampled, with
mudiy feet, upon the handsome carpets of Plato, the mild
philosopher forgave the insult. But it mu*t be remem
bered that Plato had not purchased his carp at at the store
of Hi) am Anderson. Had he been in possession of one of
those splendid Brussels, Axminster, Turkey, or Royal Wil
' ten f arpets that are to be found at 99 Bowery, even he
would have lost his equilibrium, and rising indignantly
from his tripod, the sage of Greece would have t&ken Dio
genes by the shoulder 3 and trundled him into the street
before he could have said J*ck Robinson. Fortunate was
it for Diogenes that Hiram Anderson was not about in
those cay s. His carpets could not have been ruined with
impunity. Yet, splendid, fine, beautiful, and magnifi
cent as they are, the prices are reasonable to a proverb.
“ Cheap as Anderson’s carpets,” said a lady the other
day, when she get a peck of apples for eight pence. Well
she might say it. What do you think, for instance, of
Velvet English Tapestry and Brussels Stair Carpetings at
7s 8s Be and 10s per yard ? As if that was not enough to
starve <ut the manufacturers, you have splendid Floor
Oil C oths of the newest style, satin finish, marble, Italian
fresco, and scroll paintings, at 2s 6d to $1 per yard. Very
rich velvet carpets at 8s to 16j per yard, rich hall and
stair carpetings at 2s to 6s per yard ; beautiful Axminst r
and Brussels hearth rugs at very low prices, and vari .us
patterns of table and piano covers, window shades, cords,
tassels, rods, ccor mats, tapestry, and everything in hfo
line cf business, may be bought of Hiram Auderson, No.
99 Bowery, at 10 to 20 per cent, cheaper than at any
other store from Baffin’s Bay to Cape Horn. Now is the
time to purchase, while these goods are going at prices
so very low that an investment of money in them must,
at any rate, prove an advantage to the purchaser. Walk
light up the Bowery till you come to 99. and then go in!
The Dying Steeb! —The horse who should
attempt to carry away one tithe part of the exquisitely
beauiuul furniture, at Ne. 52 White street, would be ob
liged either to give over or perish in the attempt. Every
thing beautiful in the furniture line is to be procured at
1 his great establishment. Mr. J. H. Warwick, tho pro
prietor, has shown excellent taste in laying in his stock,
and the crowd of customers abiut his doors snow very
decidedly that the judges of good furniture have not all
died eut yet. Any person not disposed to take our word
for it, v ould do well to walk up and take a look at the
specimens of household furniture to be found at No. 62
White street.
The Boyds of “Mkrrift Hall” can af
ferd to sell their furniture cheap, because they do a very
large business. Call up and look in at 185 Spring street,
where every taste may be gratified. AU descriptions of
furmtuie, “from grave to gay,” the most splendid, ele
gant samples of good workmanship, are here exposed to
the inspection of amateurs Pretty ladies are prover
bially fond of Merritt Hall, as they can see their faces in
the polished wood. The beauty of the articles here of
fered for sale, the lowness of the prices, and the very
large stock to choose from, recommend 185 Spring street
to the peculiar attention of all housekeepers.
Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot ?
-—When friends cf the olden time wish to meet and talk
over the events of past years, and to enjoy the flavor of
excellent liquids, tbeir steps mechanically take the direc
tion of Page s Hotel, on the corner of West and Spring
streets—for there every convenience, every polite atten
tion awaits them. The accommodations at this hotel are
ample, convenient and elegant. All that can please the
palate qr contribute to the comfort of gentlemen, ab muds
here in jjerfection Many will remember, to the latest
day of their lives, ths pleasant hours spent at Page’s
Anatomical Museum.— Simple was the sen
tence we used to read at school, “ Vice sooner or later
brings misery.” Simple and short, but how true 1 How
fe w who have carelessly read, or carelessly heard the
truism quoted above, have ever dreamed of its awful
and tr<mendous purport 1 To find out its fall meaning,
you have only to walk up to the Anatomical Museum in
Broadway. Go there, young man, and learn that your
Bchool book has told you a stupendous truth.
Perfectly Safe —Ladies need be under no
apprehension of falling from the horses kept by Disbrow.
They are adapted in all respects to the purpose of teach
ing ladies the healthful and highly useful art of horse
manship This is an opportunity not to be neglected, for
the great Riding School, No. 20, Fourth Avenue, is a pub
lic benefit. A lady who understands the management of
a horse is p- ssessed of an accomplishment that is worth
mere tl an a thousand pounds to her. Ths animals kept
by Disbrow are precisely ths kind required for learners,
and there is no danger that the most timid lady will run
any list in trusting herself to his instructions, while she
will lay in for herself a store of amusement and of good
health fur which she will be thankful to the end of her
days. Remtmber the place—No 20 Fourth Aveuue.j
Preserve your Hard Earnings. —Secure
in the midst of a conflagration, is Gaylor’s Patent Safe.
It will stand the test of fire, and your books, money, or
other valuables entrusted within it will be as secure as
were tbe-Greeks in the wooden horse when enclosed with
in the walls of ar cient Troy. These excellent articles
are sold by Robert M. Patrick, of 192 Pearl street. Take
time by th* forelock, as it will be too late after theconfli
A General OaUght Tripping. —When Ge
neral A entered the parlor of Mrs B in Broome
street, he tripped, and came near falling to the floor.
The cause assigned is, that lhe lady had a wretched car
pet on her floor. It had been patched once, and was ra
ther threadbare st that. She was very much mortified
at witnessii g the discomfiture of the General ; and sooth
to say. there was very little excuse for her, as she had
passed by the store of Messrs. W. & T. Lewis, 452 Pearl
street, on that very week, and knew well that their splen
did stock cf carpets were sold at the most reasonable pri
ces. Ladies, learn fr6rn. the sufferings of poor Mrs. B
to call in time at 452 Pearl street.
Extra Pay and Boenby Lands to U. S.
Navy Sailors and Marines and U. S Soldiers and to the
Widows and Heirs cf Such —We particularly recommend
all interested in the above, to apply to our friend Edward
Bissell, Etq., late Purser U. S. Navy, 67 Wall-st., for such
pay or lands. See his advertisement in another column
of this paper.
The Sounding Shield. —The ancient Sri
tons were accustomed to give an alarm and call the
army together by strikiu;- a pendant shield with a spea»*.
Messrs Peterson & Humphrey, on the corner of White
street and Bioadway, have no occasion to arouse public
attention by such methods. Their carpets, oil cloths aad
window shades, make noise enough in the fashionable
world te obviate the necessity of sounding a trumpet be
fore them. Messrs. Humphrey & Peterson have made up
their minds that it is most profitable in the long run to
keep a good article, and any pers .n wishing a supply of
really good carpets, oil cloths, or window shades, will
fnd them at a very moderate price on the corner of
"White street and Bioadway. Give the place a trial, aad
that will answer all purposes.
The Hunter. —Esau hunted game, and he
was as hairy as the animals he pursued. Had he live! in
our day, Professor Gouraud would have furnish? d him
with something that would have made him lo ’k more
like a gentleman. For the. removi; gof superfluous hair
the Poudre Subtile is widely celebrated. It has never
been known to fail. The soaps and essences produced by
the Professor are wonderful aids to beauty, and many a
ycung lady has picked up a beau, who might have sighed
in vain for a partner, but for these noble regenerators of
good looks, sold at 67 Walker st.
Ingratitude of Republics.—lt is said; and
there is seme shadow of truth in the saying, tiat “re
publics are ungrateful ungrateful to her great men, to
those who have eacrific'd health, property, time, limb aSd
life pro bunopublico. There are some etiising exceptions
to this rule, however. W* have never heard of the man
who did not foel grateful to Mr Edward T. Hackett, No
106 Fulton street, for one of the capital suits of clothes
made at his establishment. It is a principle of Mr.
Hackett to adapt his own views to those of bis customers
in regard to the peculiar form or cut which they desire.
He knows that the tastes of men vary, and be varies the
fashion not to plea r e himself but to please those who call
upen him, while clothes cannot be found cheaper in ihe
city than at No. 106 Fulton street. w
The Lamented Dead. —ls there not some
cherished friend of yours lying cold in the grave? Is
there a parent, child, wife, brother, or sister, on whose
countenance you shall never look again ? What would
you not give if you had preserved the counterfeit resem
blance, if you had in your possession a daguerreotyoe
likeness of that face now mouldering in the tomb. Go,
then, tow. Go, while your friend or relative is living.
Go to Gurney, in Broadway.
A Great Deal of Talk. —We have heard
a great deal of talk about Currier s bread. Tue ladies
are fairly run away with by it, and consequently return
the compliment by running away with that. But so
many words about the article of bread amount to very
little. That the bread is an extraordinary article we all
know, but we would much prefer that every one should
buy a loaf to try it. The crackers, cakes and roils, also,
sold by Currier, at No. 205 Greenwich street, are better
eaten than talked about.
‘ Arms, and the Man I Sing.”— A distin
guisbed writer has said, “ Thrice is he armed who hath
his quarrel just I” But he is armed no b-tter, after all,
than the man who gets his tools from Marston, No. 205
Broadway. Every thir g needed for the defence of the out
ward man from lawless violence is here to be found, in
every beautiful variety, and of infinite adaptation to the
wants of belligerents and those who like to be guarded
against such occasions as may arise in the walks of every
day life. Muskets, revolvers,- swords, daggers, knives of
warlike mould and threatening aspect here fro vn in ter
rible an ay, and hold forth inducement to travellers and
others who are liable to accident, such as cannot be re
sisted. Call up and look at the workmanship, No. 205
Tee Staff of Bacchus. —The rosy god
has pitched his camp at No. 333 Broadway, earner of
Anthony street. The choicest wines and liquors may be
found there at all times, and they have the merit of be
•■ug genuine No spurious articles are imposed upon the
public at the store of Mr. John J. He is fully ac
quainted with the articles in which he d?als, and c&unot
be deceived about their quality. Tais great depot for
genuine liquors is at 333 B.oadway.
A Man’s Head Bit Off by a Lion !—lt is
an old story that the proprietor of a menagerie, being ac
customed to thrust his head into a lion’s mouth, for the
entertainment of his visitors, unexpectedly found himself
minus a cocoa nut on one of these occasions. If, instead
cf biting off his owner’s head, the lion had closed nig jssws
upoifa loaf of Treadwell's bread, we might have admired
his taste, and also have excused the fault, for we are fully
sensible of the strength of the temptation. Rolls, twists,
crackers and bread are bound to suit all customers at No.
50 Cai mine stieet.
Repenting too Late.— Tall, stately fellows
—such men as were needed in Texas at the time of the
revolution in that country—men of sagacious counte
nances, eagle- eyed and lofty-browed, men, in short, who
feel themselves entitled to good treatment, have repent
ed, after having procured a suit of clothes, that they did
rot get them at Cosklin's, Ne. 8 Bowery. Having wit
nessed samples of his handiwork, they have regretted
their haite in purchasing elsewhere. The young people,
however, have seldom had cause to complain. They
have got the run of Conklin, and always take good care
that their clothes come from No. 8 Bowery. There is at
least one consolation ; those who buy of Conklin never
repent their bargain.
Disease of the Mind. —lt has been a ques
ticn among physicians and others whether the mind it
self is ever diseased. We are afraid that & person must
he laboring under some distortion or derangement of his
th inking apparatus, who can pass by our friend Simpson’s
elegant furniture establishment, at 89 Bowery, and not
cast “one longing, lingering look behind,” at those
sj lend.d tab es, sofas, and other samples of finished work
manship comprising all the paraphernalia of an elegant
mansion house. Drop in and look. No charge for in
Pianos. —Buyers are invited to call and ex
amine the splendid assortment, and learn the prices of
Pianos kept by Horace Waters, 333 Broadway. Mr. W.
being sole proprietor of Horace Waters’Piano (an instru
ment manufactured expressly for him), he can sell this
supericr instrument at an unprededented discount : and
pole agent for T. Gilbert & Co’s World’s Fair Prize Medal
Atolian Pianos, he will sell them at prices as low as tney
they can be had at the factory. A large assortment of
Pianos of other celebrated make, and second hand do.
New Pianos to rent Melodeons— This department com
prises the latest styles and most celebrated makes.
Goocman & Baldwin’s Double Keyer l Patent Organ Melo
deons, S. D &H. W Smith’s do. Both of which make
ere timed in the equal temper&meut. To suit some pur-
n ontbly payments are taken. The most accom
mcda’iDg terms to lhe trade. Liberal discounts for
High Rents cud the high price of provi
sion have no tendency to check the sale of carpeting, oil
cloths, rugs, mats, &c., at the celebrated carpet esta
blishment, 94 Bowery. J. Hyatt having made large im
pcitations and extensive purchases of American manu
facture, is row offering a splendid assortment of royal
velvet Aubusson tapestry, Biussels 3 ply, ingrain and Ve
netian carpeting, at prices far below the range cf other
similar establishments. Also oil cloths 3to 24 feet wide
3s to 8a per yard; superior ingrain carpets, ss, os6d;
good ii grain, 2s 6d, 3s, per yard. Reader, this is the
place to buy your carpets. J Hyatt, 94 Bowery.
Eugenie. —The Empress seems to be seated
as firmly in the hearts of the feminities of la belle France,
as hat hr shar d is . in the affections of his imperial sub!
jecte. Her voice in matters of mode carries as much
weight with it, as does Louis Napoleon’s wi-h thimrs
lolitiquc. Talking of fashion, reminds us that Lighten-
S.TSIN, at 90 Bowery, has just opened his ne.ly imported
styles of Spring Ribbons, Millinery Goods, Ladies’ Dress
Trimmings, etc , which we would advise not only ladies,
but the trade at large, to call and examine.
A Home !—Mechanics, laboring men ! you
who have for these many years been economizing and
sighing for a home that you could call your own and
where you might repose tecurely, and laugh at tbe’grio
ing avarice of the ain’y landlord—read the announcement
n another[column headed, “ClareDceville, L. I Lota.”
‘‘A New Book and Publishing House.”
J. C. Derby, for many years a book publisher at Auburn
this State, Las opened a new publishing hoare at No. 8
Park place, Fecond floor. For particulars, see advertise
ments in another part of this paper.
Opening of New Spring Goods!— Very
rich plaid and striped Spring Silks have just been opened
at G. M.,Bodine’s, 323 Grand street, cor. Orchard ; also
new Spring Shawls of the latest designs ; new Spring De
laines, very choice patterns ; also a large lot of French
and Scotch Ginghams, Prints, Poplins, Plaids, &e , for the
gpnßg trade, embracing every novelty of the season,
winter Goods aelhng off at coat.
Dispatch Job Printing Office No. 22
Beekman Stbebt.— Every description of Job Printing exe
cuted in the best style, »t the shortest notice, cheap for
cash. ’ r
Convention in Vermont.— At a Conven
tion of Liberals held at Woodstock, the following res
olution was adopted : “ Resolved, That we believe the
cause of Temperance has declined since the enactment
of the present stringent laws for its support: and that,
to recover the ground already lest by ill legislation
sfincHh 18 11 ls »ecessary to drive the question
fr ij m 056 P° lltlcal arena, and to return to
the geod old way of convincing men of the error of
their ways by the power
Watchman, What of ths Night ?
Every observer of men and things must feel con
scious tliat a momentous crisis in the affairs of mankind
is rapidly approaching. Everything seems trembling
beneath sou.e impending doom—sqme tremendous
power, that is about to burst upon the world. Save
our hope and faith in the upward and onward tendency
of the human race, there is little to tell us whether the
coming strife will be fraught with good or evil. But
that some great change, some universal transition, is
near at hand, is as plainly to be felt as the sullen
breath of the gathering storm. There is an oppressive
sultriness and heaviness in the moral atmosphere, a
hurrying to and fro of the animate world, a clattering
and clamoring, an intense energy and activity, that
presage the rushing torn ano or the crumbling earth
quake. We see the giant thunder-columns towering
above the horizon, massive, sullen and grand; and we
hear the low, stifled rumble, and feel the deep, sub
dued quiver beneath our feet* The sunlight assumes a
sickly hue, a veil of quiet globm envelopes the face of
nature, and wherever we turn our eyes, we are greeted
with the scowl of portentous preparation. All Europe
is one boiling cauldron of revolutionary elements;
China has long been torn and tossed by contending
forces; the Indies and Southern Africa have not slept
for years ; Australia is a new volcanic continent, over
which the lava-tide may sweep at any moment; South
America is still rolling and rocking as if shaken hy
an earthquake; Mexico bids fair to be soon swallowed
up; and the United States, the land of security, trem
bles to its very base.
in nature is periodical. We have alter
nations of sunshine and shower, heat and cold, light
and darkness—the streams shrink and swell, the tides
ebb and flow, and vegetation has its growth and de
cay, as the changing seasons roll around in regular
succession. And man is not in any wise an exception
to this great law of nature. He has his rise and de
cline-generations come and go, nations spring up,
flourish for a few years, and then sink into decay—race
after race holds dominion over the earth, and then
passes away forever, leaving its history only iu vast
pyramids, (those eternal monuments of human bond
age,) dilapidated columns and tombs, and half obliter
ated mounds. The African and Indian are to-day liv
ing witnesses of the great truth that races as well as
individuals cannot exist forever. The new absorbs the
old—the inferior swallows up the superior—and the
dream of perfection in the present age wiil be the ac
tual type of perfection in the future.
The earth’s surface gives us evidence
that it has undergone great and sudden changes. On
the face of the mountain, we can actually count the
wrinkles of time ; and the several strata are bat so
many leaves in the Book of Ages. Here the great
truth stands baldly out—here is the all-pervading law
of revolution written by God’s own finger—here are
the. tablets of stone on which are inscribed the will o (
the Omnisient and Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe.
Out in the chill abysses of space, we see satellites
planets and suns, revolving around each other in beau
t ful harmony—a harmony far above the movement,
on the surface of our little globular home, and there
fore subject to violent interruptions at such vaster in
t ivals of time as leave us only to infer their occur
rences; nor is it all conjecture for suns once shining
bright in the heavens have given space to barren dark
ness, and new suns now shine where suns have never
shone befcre in the memory of man.
But revolutions are not confined to the physical
world—in it we see but the emblem of the spiritual.
Great moral revolutions are continually agitating com
munities and nations, and at wider intervals sweep
over the entire surface of the civilized world. One of
those universal moral and political revolutions is near
at hand. “Coming events cast their shadows before.”
The violent and sanguinary conflicts going on in every
quarter of the globe, are not the only evidences we
have of such a revolution. We can look back and see
how the world has been gradually preparing for it—
how the embryo of a new order of things has been
giowing and ripening for the birth which these keen
and quickening throes proclaim. There never was a
time when knowledge was so universal and had such
a oneness at the present. All the ends of the earth
have felt the invigpratir g rays of truth—of genuine
religious and political liberty. The light of true re
publicanism at this moment sends its vivifying rays
into almost every habitable nook and corner of the
globe. They fall in dark places, and the benighted
denizens begin to rouse from their torpor, and turn
their eyes toward the genial luminary. It steadily as
cends to the heavens, sending its rays down thicker
and deeper into the cold caverns of ignoiance and op
pression and as the thrill of delight darts through the
frames of"the children of night, and the warm currents
of life bound through their veins, with visions blurred
by the unwonted beams, and arms wildly swinging to
and fro, they send up a mad shout of welcome and joy,
that vibrates and'reverberates to the very throne of
Art, tcience and commerce have for ages been rous
ing and disseminating intelligence throughout the
world. A most important step was taken when a new
continent was given to progress and freedom. A vast
and glorious asylum for the oppressed was then thrown
open to civilized man. And hither swarmed the haters
of tyranny to build up a nation, cn the like of which
the sun had never shone. Despite the innumerable
hardships of the wilderness, here they enjoyed privi
leges and blessings to which, in the mother country,
they had been strangers. They learned from necessity
to think and act for themselves, and the perils and
hardships they encountered, gave them strength and
endurance—made them "the iron men of ’76.”
The broad Atlantic spread out between them
and the minions of envious despots, like the Red
Sea between the children of Israel and the hosts
of Pharaoh. Nature designed this for a free country,
and Nature’s God vouchsafed a Washismton to re
fuse the imperial, purple, and utter the words of inspi
ration to guide them in' their inexperience and lead
them cn to greatness and glory. And the monument
he has left behind him— tbe monument of which he has
laid the foundation, to be reared by the hands of free
men, though far from bling complete, now towers
above the clouds, and overlooks the world. The bea
con of liberty burns steadily on its summit, and on it
rest the eyes and hopes of the oppressed of all nations.
They wait anxiously for its completion—for the time
when it shall reach the skies, and the light from its
top shall shine indeed a light from Heaven. Then will
they hearken for the voice of the watchman, proclaim
ing the progress of the dawning day—then will they
listen in breathless suspense for the words that ahall
declare them free forever ; and with what awful power
and soul-thrilling delight will that sonorous music fall
upon their ears as, slowly and solemnly, the words
come down from Heaven, bounding over the moun
tains and rolling-along the vallies :
" Night wares I The vapors round the mountains curled
Melt into Morn—and Liykt awakes the World
If this is a drcam, “ it is not all a dream.”
In the absence of all proof against a great moral and
political revolution, why conjure up evidence to prove
what is manifest in everything around us ? We have
but to look,'and see that a sublime change is now ac
tually begun. We have bit to look in the mir
ror of truth, and behold the shadow of the ap
proaching reality. The education, actions, words >
thought and feeling of men all bear witness that we
are tending toward a new order of things—and expe
rience all faith in the progressive operations of nature
tell us that it will be one far beyond and above any
thing ever yet realized to mankind. But the birth of
ihe new era will not be a pangless one. Pain, and
suffering, and tears and blood, will consecrate and
baptize the darling of age. We shudder and shrink
‘rom the thought, but we yearn for the event as
parent never yet yearned for the sight of offspring.
We love and sympathize with, and weep over the
mother—we pray that the cup of bitterness may pass
over her—but we know it will not, wa long before
the agonies of tue great change must come upon the
Nebraska Territory.
Under the name of Nebraska is included all that
vast region of country lying between the State of Mis
souri and the Rocky Mountains. It is generally spokea
cf as containing 500,000 square miles—a region nearly
one half larger than the original thirteen States of the
Republic, capable of forming ten States of the size of
New York, and sixty-three of the dimensions of Mas
sachusetts. The destination of this immense tract of
country is of great importance toftself, to the Northern
States, and to the South.
The South takes a southern view ef the question,
and the North, it may be said, a northern vie w. The
Scuth wants an outlet for its surplus slaves, lest that
species of property depreciates on its hands ; and it
desires also to maintain an equality, if it cannot ob
tain a supremacy, in the Senate of the United States;
that it may always possess a veto against northern en
croachments. The North, on the other hand, wants
an outlet for its free sons and daughters; and having
greatly the preponderance in population, is niturally
disinclined to give away what would seem its legiti
mate position and birthright, in the direction and
councils of the Nation.
It will be seen, therefore, that aside from the morals
of the Nebraska question, aside from all that may be
said about the sacredness of past compromises, and
aside frem the interests of the Territory itself, a stake
of some magnitude, as affecting the relative positions
of the North and the South hereafter, is pending on
the game at present playing at Washington. If the
South has interests in the result, so has the North;
and it is well enough to look at them, and it is well
enough fer both North and South to examine these
results, even in the beginning. The game itself, the
Nebraska BUI, we consider exclusively a get-up of the
politicians, to serve their own private purposes ; and
trust and believe it is condemned by all sensible men
both North and South.
There are now fifteen Slave States, and one more to
be taken from Texas. The Nebraska Territory would
ultimately raise this number to twenty-six at least, and
carry into the same category, the two prospective free-
States in Texas ; making twenty-eight, besides expee
tations from Cuba and Mexico. We leave the region
on the Pacific out of the question; but this, as mostly
lying m the same latitude, would in all probability in
the end go to the same side. How is the North to be
compensated for all this? There are sixteen Free
States now ; and while the South is running up to
thirty, where is the North to increase its number? No
where. All present territory would be used up, and
all prospective, if there be any such, lies South.
Does the South ask so much as this? She says she
is willing to take it if offered by the North. Bat the
North does not offer it. Northern politicians miy in
violation of the wishes of their constituents ; but, ai
we have said before, the Northern people cannot be
brought to ratify it. The only safe course for the
North and South is to preserve the Compromises intact
If they are ruthlessly broken, we are at sea again
without compass or rudder; and in that case no one—
certainly we shall not attempt it—can undertake to
prophecy of the future.
The only safe rule is to avoid the question of Slavery
altogether. And we trust that the true friends of the
Unien will yet see the necessity of kicking this fire
brand from the halls of Congress, before it is too late.
It has already created more mischie to the country
than will be rectified in years to come.
Arrival of Steamers —The Empire" City,
bringing the California mails, 200 passengers, and
$600,000 in gold dust, arrived last night from Aspin
wall, in ten days. No later news of interest. The
Glasgow, from Glasgow, also arrived yesterday after
noon ; also the British propeller Andes, from Boston.
I®* The Nebraska Bill finally passed the
Senate on Friday night, by a vote of 37 to 11—11
Senators absent or not voting. Wil] the friends of
the bill is this city, call a meeting to glorify the vic
t®- Don’t fail to read “ The Cabis Boy’s
Story’ on the first page. Our outside pages to-day
present an interesting variety of reading matter which
will cot fail to attract the attention of the reader.
End of the Gardiner Claim.
Thejuryinthe Gardiner case at Washington Fri
day morning, after twenty-two hours deliberation, re
turned a verdict of juilty. This was followed by the
sentence of the Court, condemning him for ten years
to the Penitentiary, the highest penalty authorized by
law. Gardiner was remanded to his cell where he was
observed to drink some water, throwing his head back,
when he was almost immediately seized with convul
sions. Handing a letter to his brother, Charles Gar
diner, he said he was going before a Judge who would
not pronounce him guilty, and in great, agony expired.
It is supposed he swallowed poison of some sort, pro
bably a stritenine pill. He was thirty-six years of
age, well educated, with the manners of a gentleman,
and Was engaged to be married to a lady in George
The case is a remarkable one, and would furnish
the foundation for a modern practical romance, of the
most stirring character. Gardiner was convicted of a
fraud upon the Government. Under the treaty of
peace with Mexico, a large sum was appropriated by
Congress, to pay off the claims of American citizens
who had suffered losses by Mexico. A special co a
mission—Geo. Evans of Maine, Caleb B. Smith of
Indiana, and Robert Tract Paine of S. Carolina—was
appointed to examine and decide, upon these claims.
Among the claimants came forward Dr. Gardiner,
with voluminous documents, duly sealed, to establish
the fact that he had been the owner of a valuable
mine in the Department of San Louis Potosi, and that
the Mexicans had destroyed his works, causing him a
loss of about half a million of dollars. The commission
ers went into an investigation; every thing appeared
fair, and they finally awarded him some $400,000, as
a compensation. Gardiner got his money, paid his
counsel an enormous fee, deposited a large part of the
balance in a Bank at Washington, and went to Eu
rope, a rich man.
While he was absent suspicions arose that his claim
from beginning to end, was nothing less than a
stupendous fraud. So evident did this become that
the Government laid an injunction on his money in
Bank; and Gardiner returned home to meet the
charge. This was about three years ago. An indict
ment was at once found against him, but did not come
to trial until something like a year since, when the
Jury disagreed. The Government had sent a Com
mission to Mexico for proofs, and his papers were
shown pretty conclusively, for the most part, to be
forgeries; and that no such mine as|he described,
ever had existence. A new trial was ordered and a
new Commission was despatched to Mexici, and
Gardiner accompanied them ; but when they came in
the neighborhood cf the pretended mine, as near as
we remember, he charged the Commissioners with
being prejudiced against him, refused to show it to
them, and left them. His case has been managed
throughout with great talent aud ingenuity, but in
vain ; his evidences one after another melted away,
and he was left bare to confront his own acts and the
scorn of the world. This was too much for him to
endure, and the terrible results we have already seen
in his suicide.
“ Boorman on the Grave.”
In our last week’s paper we made an extract from
the Hobohen Gazette on the “ Hyenaism” of the Age,
as exhibited by those who would speculate in church
yards, or sell the ashes of the dead for money. Below
we make another extract from the same journal on this
subject, in continuation of its last week’s article. The
editor heads his article this week, “Boarman on the
Grave,” and we rather fancy the subject of his stric
tures will not feel very comfortable after a careful pe
rusal of this reply to his card:
“ There’s scarce a skull turned up,
But he can tell its owner,
And some passage of hiß life.”
The contest, we have said, concerning the opening of a
street through Trinity churchyard, is ore between religion
and infidelit-, between morality and indeconcy, between
justice and lawlessness. In resuming our remarks on the
subjeCc we t.-ke as the basis of our strictures the card of
Mr. Boorman, the principal advocate of the proposed al
teration, published in the Times of Feb. 22. In this docu
ment wr are instructed in regard to Mr. B’s view of “the
real and proper issues” involved in the controversy.—
Now, we delight in getting at “real issues,” fqr this saves
a vast deal of time, trouble and temper. We will there
fore examine whe.t Mr. Boorman h%s to say on the sub
ject. because truth, should be welcome, from whatever
quarter it comes, and though this gentleman “owns prop
erty in the rear of the church, which, with the whole
neighborhood, will be materially benefltted,’’ we will con
sider him as entirely unbiassed by any “sordid personal
motives,” and solely animated by public considerations.
According to him, the issues are :
“1. Is the property of Trinity Church, or that involved
in the piesert case, (merely in its possession) amenable
by law to public use, under proper compensation, or is
it not?
2. Are the laws of the Corporation of tke city of New
York, legnlatirg its public stieets, to ba enforced, or are
they to be quietly suffered to be revoked, at the dicta
tion of a powerful religious moneyed incorporation, or
by clamor raised by them to overawe the public authori
ties, and this on the plea that property in their charge
possesses a peculiarly consecrated character ?’’
Now the reader will observe that Mr. Boorman begins
by Tf isiDg an issue which, before he finishes the sentence,
he is compelled to confess it is not the issue— 11 Is the
property of Trinity Church amenable bylaw to public
use ? ’ &c., as if the question was a general one respect
ing ary and til property owned by that Church, wherever
situated, end to whatsoever uses it has been applied ;
and as if she claimed a peculiar prerogative, exempting all.
such property from the control of municipal law Forc
ed to admit that the contest is not concerning the pro
perty of Trinity Church in general, but “that involved
in lhe present case,” he yet returns at the conclusion
of hL-. s’ate meat of the second issue, to the false secu.ia
ton that tbe opposition of the Corporation of Trinity
Chtrch is made on the ground that “property ia their
c'arge possesses a peculiarly con-ecrated character.”
Now, lea&on, we believe, is the common gift of G,d to all
not naturals or imbecile ; and when a person in the pos
session of his reason, argues wittingly ia an irrational
manrer, in order to accomplish some end, we cannot
lock on such an one as honest. There is a false coin of
tbe intellect, as well as a false coin of the purse ; and
the practical morality of the transaction is the same,
whether a man tries to defraud by forgiag a note, or
missiatirg a proposition. Mr. Boorman knew when he
wrote, lhat the issue was solely and simply respecting
ground m td formers than a century and a half as a Cem
etery and that the property of Trinity Church in gen
eral, is as little concerned in the question as that of
Gieat Mogul.
In consequence of the confu-ion which this attempt, to
mix up things which have no connection with each other,
introcuces 11 to Mr. Boorman’s propositions, it is impossi
ble todii-cuss them. As ihey stand, they are absurdities.
But notwithstanding this, there are certain principles
laid dawn in both of the so«call3d issues which are sound
and good, andjwhich deserve to be rescued f om the
nontense ar,d falsehood in which they are imbedded. Ia
the first place, it ia acknowledged that private property
should not be public use without “proper
compensation. ” If this be so, then we contend that the
occupation of the Cemetery by the municipal authorities,
ia an imposfibiliry. For they cannot give for it a “proper
compensation.” There are things which have no market
Pjilf the Corporation of New York should decide tuat
Trinity «. Lurch should bo pulled down and Wall utreet ex
tended to the River, we esn understand how an estimate
could be made of the worth of that grand architectural
pile. But you can as littla place a price upon the ashes
of the dead, as upon female chastity or manly honor. Ask
Mr. Boorman what he would sell the bodies of his father,
mother, wife and children for, and if consistent with his
principles, he would reply : “For the worth of so much
dust—they would be dear a+ a cent a b rrow fall.” Bat
we don’tthink that he would make any such reply. If he
would, pray fot him say so in his text card, that we m’y
understat'd what kindqf humanity walks on earth. We
should thick as little of his morality were he to propose
a sale at a million dollars a bushel as at a cent. No !
are things which money cannot buy. There is a sacred
ground of principle, upon which we can stand, and say
that here
Funesta Pecunia, templo
Nondum habeas, nullas numuiorum ereximus aras *
If it be not so—if everything be venal—thea God is
dethroned, and Hell reigns on Earth. And when a peo; 1?
have reached the infamy of estimating the ashes of the
dead, but as the mire of the streets—when civilized and
Chris’ian man has come to be a mere cross between the
Loor and the brute— then farewell Truth, Honor. Purity
and Hope. Riot, Devil, for thy kingdom hath come !
So much for the principle contained in the first of Mr.
Boorman’s issues—that there must ba “ proper compen
sation” for property^converted by liwto public
rses. But further be it temembeied, that the contents
of a church yard cannot be regarded as merely the pro
perty of the ecclesiastical corporation which owns the
ground. They are merely the conservators of that which
is mest sacred to ethers. They cannot, without the xaost
fearful breach of faith, sell their Cemetery. It is al
ready sold for sacred uses, so as tob) morally beyond
their control. And when the trustees of a Methodist
Cemetery in the city of New Yore, af:er having pocketed
or e hundred thousand dollars by the sale of graves,
yielding to the auri sacra fames, which Trinity Church so
roily eschews, wished to dispose of the whole again for
secular purposes, the relatives of those who were interred
there, did right in protesting against and preventing the
sacrilege. The p-essure am necessities of the age, will
uhin ately draw all religious persons together, for they
v ill find that they have all the same battle to fight
agsinst Evil
The principle contained in the second of Mr. Bjorman’s
issues is, that the pubi c faith s ion d be rigidly observed,
aud that the engag- luents of municipal corporations,
expressed in solemn legal acta, shruld not be revok’d
through the in fluence and arts of corrupt men, for pecu
nar copsjdera im fl. N w we should lhe to ask him
whether he would say Aye or Nay to this proposition of
h s own, divested of the false coloring he has thrown
a oudil it, and reduced to its elements. Unless he be the
a vocato of dishonesty and corruption, he must say Aye ;
ai d i! so th*-n we must remiud him there was a munici-
P 1 act 150 years prior to the infamous ordinance repeal
ing it, the binding f.irce of which time has not impaired,
but strengthened—since oldest tenures, by an immemo
rial law of reason are the most stable—and that pecu
niary considerations (the monetary interests of indivi
duals, be they few or many, so many as to be called the
public,) were the sole moving causes of the rescinding of
that ancient municipal grant which gave up a certain
spot of ground forever for the interment of the
Now if it-was permissible for him and others to obtain
the reversal of the sacred ancient grant for .pecuniary
ends, it is certainly allowable for the corporation of
Trinity—wiih no mercenary motives, but the very con
frary—to secure the legal reversal of that reversal and
to. ei tablish the original right, and maintain inviolate the
faith o' compacts. Of wk at materials does Mr. Boorman
think the brains of men are made, when he addresses to
them in such rapidity?
No ! the true issue is between all that is sacred, and
all that is pr* c ar>e ; and if Mr. Boorman takes the side of
profanity, and rhe public take that of religion, then the
issue is between Mr. Boorman and the public, as repre
sentatives. of the opposite princ’pfos of and evil.
If there be no hereafter, if the dead rise not, if Christian
faith is a prejudice, and Christian hope a dream—if gold
is the only God—then let the devil-dance of Mammon be
gin in our graveyards, and the bacbanal shout of tri
umph over the dishonored relies of heroes and saints’go
up from amid the sepulchres like the ravings of the de
moniac from the tombs of Judea, effi.ee the inscriptions,
tear down the monuments, root up lhe skulls and the
dust, and like the riot procession of Lybian orgies, night
ard day let the inebriate flow of a godless commerce
strive and jostle in Dt ad Man’s Lane. Mr Boorman and
the whole neighborhood may be “materially beuefitted,”
but a blow will be struck by the authorities of New York
upon the moral sente of the community which can never
be courtfr&cted vhile the republic stands ; ard an ex
ample will go forth from tbe very life-centre of American
pow«r and civilization fraught with demoralization to
every city and hamlet iu thw land. They all have their
grav? yards placed for the most part in the very spots
: most invitißg to individual and collective cupidity. Thou
sands upon thousands of images of these cities of the
dead, crowd upon our memory as we write, peopled
to repletion with the dust of the honored and the
beloved—and wherever they exist, they are mute
teachers of good, monitors of duty, sources of patriotism,
of order and religion. If Mr. Brorman aud his associate
crew succeed in the New York destruction, we know not
why the precedent they establish, should not be univer
sally followed. For the arguments by which they tri
umpned, will b* as goed everywhere as in Broadway.
Republican institutions Ohly stasia on the biois of
public virtue. . Undeimine this, and the whole structure
If there be any oracular voice in the past, raspset
for Ihe dead, veneration for the sanctity of the tomb,
everywhere, always and by all, has been esteemed to b*,
and has in reality been, among the prime ebmants of
popular jectitude and social happiness. They canno, be
shaken without detriment—they cannot be destroyed
without ruin. Sincerely do we hope that the struggle
occurring on a central spot which attracts all eyes, will
awaken public attention to tbe necessity of preventing
by legislative enactments, such demoralization as must
proceed from the spread of Hyenaisca, and. that men will
be cont;-nt to fast if they can only feast on the dead, and
to be poor if they know no gold mine but the grave.
* Bah ful money, thou dost not yet dwell ia a temple—we
have erectv d uo altars to gold.
A Considerate Legisliture. —Never, per
haps, in the whole history of the Legislation of the
State, was the city blessed with a Legislature that took
such deep interest ia the affairs of the city of New
York, as that which is now in Session at Albany. Any
one not familiar with the names of the members would,
to read the proceedings of that body, be led to believe
that be was reading the proceedings of the New York
Common Council. An act to clean our streets;
one to regulate the Fire Department; another to
fix up our police; to arrange our wharfage ; creat
ing commissioneis for all sorts of purposes; making
and unmaking parks, and so on and so forth, to the
number of about fifty distinct and separate laws, are
now pending before the State Legislature, in reference
to this city. This species of special legislation has been
the foundation of the system of government which is
new eating up our tax payers, and multiplying offices
and corruptions with a geometrical rapidity that is
truly alarming. The people have beeen lulled into for
bearance by the assurance that our taxes are lower than
in any other part of the State, because we pay a less
per centage on the hundred dollars. But this is all a
fallacy. The valuation of real estate in thus city is
higher in proportion to its value from what it will bring
at auction, than in any other part of the State, and it
is annually increased by the assessors to keep pace
with the demands of tbe swarm of addtional officers
that are annually fastened on us by the Legislature,
The locusts of Egypt were not a circumstance to the
horde of public officers who fatten on the vitals of this
metropolis. The Board of Supervisors, the Board of Al
dermen and the Board of Councilmen have each, we be
lieve, sent a deputation to Albany, to protest against
any farther law-making for our benefit, till we ask for
it If these delegations do their duty—if the members
don’t happen to have axes of their own to grind—we
may hope that the Legislature will be induced to
MW ere tbe city Qf New loris u legislated to death.
Latest Telegraphic News.
New York Legislature.
ki-RWT, March 4th.
Senate.—The bill for the purpose of increasing the number of
Notaries and Commissioners of Deeds in the city of New York,
was read a third time, debated ard passed.
A bill was reported to amend the charter of the city of Brook
lyn—also, relative to the Seamen’s Fund Retreat—also, to In
crease the capital of the Buffalo, Corning and Naw York City
Railroad—also, relative to the conveyance of lanfig at Harlem
The Special Committee to examine as to payments erroneously
made by the State through the Auditor, were directed to extend
their investigations to the payments made by the late Controller
without authority of law.
The Bribery resolutions were then taken up, and after some
discussion, they were ordered to a third reading.
The Senate, soon after, adjourned.
Assembly—Reports, to incorporate the Sing Sing Savings
Bank, also to regulate the tare on raw cotton, and to complete
the Manhattan Savings Institution.
Mr. German reported the New York Pilot Law.
A bill w*s introduced for the erection of a building for the
State Idiot Asylum.
Tbe bills incorporating the Dimo Savings Bank in Albany
tnd also the Syracuse Savings Bank, were passed, as was also
the bibs for the more effectual suppression of gambling in New
York, and to amend the charter of the Sackett’s Harbor and Sa
ratoga Railway.
B.lls were passed to extend the time for the collection of
taxes in Richmond county ; also to authorize the construction
of a Ferry from Haverstraw Io Sing Sing.
Mr. Aiken introduced a bill for the better security of paesen
gers on board of Feny Boats.
Mr. Cummings a bill to incorporate the New York Milk
Mr. Graham a bill to regulate wharfage in New York and
Mr. Peters presented a preamble to the Nebraska Resolution,
reuommen ding a Union Council of Freedom to meet at Albany
in April next.
Mr. Lozier in'roiuced a bill requiring the Trustees of Trinity
Church io report the amount of property which tney hold, also .
tbeir income, credits, <fcc. Adopted.
Mr. Boyd’s resolution, to recover taxes in New York wa
parsed, and the Home adjourned.
The Death of Dr. Gardiner.
Washington, March 4,1854.
There was a post mortem examinaiion of the body of the late
Dr. Gardiner, ibis morning, by Drs. Miller, Stone, and Sum
mers, and testimony as to the last moments of Dr. G. was g ven
by Drs. Hall. Steiner and Summers each of whom te-*tifidd t>
symptoms indicati. g tbe actios of strychnine upon the system,
the peculiarity of tbe spasms, appearance, &i. Dr. Steiner said
that he tuspected poison, but was assured distinctly by Dr. G.
that he had not taken any. The brother cf Dr. G. told Dr.
Steiner that he had seen his orother in a similar stata in Mexico.
Between his convulsions Dr. G. was conscious, and said to Dr.
Steiner, “If I die, I will die innocent.” He was seized with
convulsions about an hour and.a half after leaving toe Court
room, and died in about ihe same time after they began. Dr.
Miller, who made the post mortem examination, tpstified as to
the healthy appearance of Dr. G.’s brain, heart and otber or
gans. He noticed con gestion of the membrane of the brain, and
infusion of blood into the spiral column From what he heard
of the symptoms, and judging from ths post mortem examination,
he had no hesita icn iu giving it as his opinion that the symp
toms and appearance indicate that his death was occasioned by.
strychnine. Extreme mental excitement might produce death,
but tbe appearances would be different. The brain would ba
more congested.
Later from Rio Janeiro.
Baltimore, March 4.
The Bark Cora, fiom Rio Janeiro, a-rived here this morning,
biinging dates from that port to the 17th of Janna y.
She reports Coffee firm at previous prices, and quoted at four
milreas to four milreas and six.
The Stock on hand was light.
Flour was firm at twenty to twenty-two.
Exchange 18%.
Freights to the United Stales $l4O to 5150 per bag on Coff_*e.
Vessels scarce.
Leftinpoit U. S. Sloop of War, Jamest wn, all well; also
the Bark Reindeer for Philadelphia. The Bark Victory had
been a total loss.
Political affairs remained quiet.
lhe C. experienced very heavy gales.
Non- Arrival of the Alps.
Reading room, Boston, March 4, 11 P. M.
There are no signa of the bcrew Steamer Alps up to this hour
an f<e twvloiles out from the city.
Tbe Alps is now overdue at this port, with three days later
intelligence from Europe. She is expected to arrive at any mo
The Small Note Law in Virginia.
Richmond, March 4th.
Ths bill for suppressing the circulation of small notes has
pas ed both branches of the Legislature, which will adj jurn sine
die this evening.
Railroad Track Washed Away.
Welden, N. U., Mirch 2i. •
The rail-.oad track at this p’ace over which pas _ea the great
Scuibern Ma’l, has been washed away, during an interruption
in forwsrdmg the same.
Maryland Legislature.
Annapolis, Larch 4th.
The House of Delegates of this State passed the bill yesterday
for tee purpose cf holairg a new session n xt year.
Fire at Rnode Island.
Providence. March 4th.
The Fountain Sprirps Milis, situated at Smithdeld, R. 1., has
been entirely consulted by fire. The loss is estimated at about
The Nebraska Bill.
, B JSTON, March 4th.
Tbe friends of the Nebraska bill assembled on the Common,
and at 12 o’clock fired a number of guns in honor of the passage
of that bill.
U. S. Senator for Ohio.
„ ~ , Columbus, March 3.
Mr. Alien having been withdrawn as a candida’e for the U.
S. Sinate. Mr. Pugh was this evening nominated by the Dem
ocratic Caucus for that office.
The Freshet at the South.
Charleston, March 3.
The Congaree River rose on Wednesday last to a fcremendous
hight. Two hundreds yards of the South Carolina ilitrilroad
have been washed up. Great fears are entertained for the safe
ty of the tressel work on the Wilmington and Maushaster R.
R. The water was still rising at last accounts.
Elevated Railway in Broadway.
Mr. Wickersham seems to be determined not to al
low the public to forget his plan of an Elevated Rail
way for Broad tvay. In yesterday’s Tribune, we find
a card from that gentleman on the subject, in which
he gives his plan, (?rhich we copy below.) To the
property owners on the street, his plan will doubtless
be acceptable; indeed, we are assured that many of
them have endorsed it, and avowed their willingness
to assume their share of the expense necessary to
carry it into successful operation. Its erection would
certainly make Bioadway a novelty that would bring
many visitors to the city ; and that it ia practicable,
no one can doubt after reading Mr. Wickeraham’s
communication, and examining his plans. But whether
such a Railway will ever be built is another question.
The day is, however, not very distant when a Railroad
will be built in Broadway, and it is worth while for
the owners of propeity to look into the various plan?
submitted, and adopt that which offers them the great
est advantages:
During the past summer, when the public mind wa?
agitated by projects for the construction of a Railroad in
Brocdway, the undersigned invited attention to his plans
for an Elevated Railway and Terrace Promenade in that
thoroughfare. In. compliance with repeated inquiries, he
would now respectfully set foith some of the peculiar ad
vantages which, in his view, would attend the execution
of such a design
Tbe, generally acknowledged necessity of an improve
ment in the means of transit through Broadway manifest
ly points to a new system which shall combine the great
est advantages with a moderate expenditure, and the
greatest good to the greatest number. By the pl in pro
posed by the undersigned, Broadway would ba douolad
within itself The elevation of the rail vay track above
the level of the present street would provides clear sweep
above and below, for the entire length of that magnificent'
avenue The upper terrace would rest upon a row of iron
pillars arranges, upon a line with the curbstone, and made
hollow, so as to admit of their being usedjor conveying
gas and water to the upper walk.
The rail track would be single or double on each side of the
stieet, and placed on a line wi-h the pillars, which would
thus sustain the entire weight of cars, track and passen
gers; leaving the remainder of the terrace free for a pro
incn&de The b tret tn e*r SDovJd be trpacned au intervals by
neat and light suspension bridges, constructed upon the
game principle as those now in use at the Fairmount
Waterworks and at Niagara Falls. and elegant
appearance ef these bridges would greatly facilitate inter
course with the opposite sides of Broadway, which is now
rerdeied inconvenient, and at times even perilous.
The erection of a second line of stores on the line of the
contemplated improvement, would greatly enhance the
rents which owners and lessees of property in Broadway
would realize frem the occupancy of the buildings on that
The entrance to the upp?r street would he formed not
by staircases situated in the open street, butfby means of
the jpi*esen£_st&irwayß in the stores along the lice of the
railrc ad. ror it is to ba understood that the rows of
stores would be equally accessible from both streets.
There would a-lways be a covered promenade t-o protect
the goods and pedestrians upon the lower sidewalk, while
upon ihe upper tbe peculiar beauty of the promenade
would re-attract to the street the thousands of promena
dtrs who are now deferred from using the most brilliant
of the st. eets of New Yoik, in consequence of its disagree
able contingencies of dust, confusion, over crowded state,
aid dargerous crossings. Every year these evils are
growing worse instead of decreasing. It therefore be
comes a matter of the first necessity to provide such an
improved rtate of affairs in Broadway as shall prevent the
total destruction of that avenue for the purposes of an
elegant promenade.
It is propoi ed te construct this Elevated Railway and
Terrace by means of a Joint Stodk Company. Each mem
ber si all possess a voice in the government of tbe body,
and the expense of construction shall be barne by the in
dividual owners of property. Toe assessment upon each
store frent upon Broadway would be about $1,500 ; mak
ing the total cost ot the Read about $3,000,000.' The con
tracts for building the Railway and Terrace, and furnish
ing the iron-work, may be awarded to different parties,
that a speedy completion ©f the enterprise could B&fsly be
leckontd upon
Tbe undersigned presents this brief statement of the
prospective advantages which are likely to accrue from the
establishment of an elevated railway and promenade, in
the hope that it may the favorable consideration of
the citizens of New York, and particularly of those who
are owners or occupants of property on lhe line of Broad
way A street like this, doubled in its whole length from
the Bcdtery to the Crystal Palace, would reimourse in re
ceipts much more than tbe outlays required to tit it up
with the improvements herein suggested. The increase
in value of the properly alon®, independent of the re
ceipts, would not be less than $50,000,000.
The details of the plan are believed to - be such as will
secure the ends airnea at.
The public car. obtain a descriptive circular, containing
drawings of the “Broadway Railroad Terrace,” of the
undersigned. Respectfully, &c.,
John B. Wickersham, No 312 Broadway.
Fete York, Feb. 13, 1854.
Fun Alive. —’ihe stockholders of ihe Urys
tai Palace had a meeting at the Metropolitan Hotel on
Tuesday night, to hear the Import of the Committee
appointed to nominate a ticket for Directors to be sup
ported at the election to come off to-morrow. There
was quite a contest between the “ old fogies” and the
“progressives.” The “ fogies” defended themselves
valiantly, and assured the meeting that they held two ■
thirds of the stock, and would carry any ticket they
supported; while the other party denied that they
either had managed things as they should have been
managed, or that they could make the Palace pay, or
even elect a ticket. Daring the discussion, it leaked
out that about half the present Directors either had no
stock at all, or so little as to be of small consequence.
Finally, a vote was taken as to which ticket should be
hailed as “ regular.” Tbe Young America—Barnum—
party turned out to have a large majority. The follow
ing are tbe gentlemen nominated:—
Jacob A. Westervelt, James B. Brewster,
Wm. W. Stone, John T. Parish,
John Campbell, William B. Dinsmora,
David W. Catlin, Charles J. Richards,
Thomas B. Stillman, George Steers,
Phineas T. Barnum, William Chauncey,
Dudley Persse, Cornelius V. Clickener,
William O’Brien, John H. Cornell,
John H. White, Henry Hilton,
Edward Haight, Robert B. Coleman,
John N. Genin, John P. Treadwell,
Udolpho Wolfe, Warren Leland,
William H. Burroughs.
Subsequently, another meeting was held, and a
“ fogy” ticket nominated. Which will carry tbe day
it is, of course, impossible to determine, though there
are some names on the first ticket that never calculate
to be beat. But, if the “ fogies", happen to hold the
stock, there will be no help for them.
The election comes off at Broadway, to-morrow,
between the hours of 12 and 3, P. M., and every stock
holder will doubtless be there to look after his interest:}
as he understands them.
It is said that the principal opposition to the Reform
ticket, comes from the present officials who are enjoy
ing rich pickings at the expense of the Stockholders.
Every Stockholder we happen to know goes for a
change in the management, and they are not willing to
accept any ticket, even though it does contain some
new names, that has the support of the gentlemen who
were connected with the affairs of the Palace during
the past year. The present Stockholders are dispose!
to make a clean sweep. The frgies have become con
siderably alarmed, and have offered to compromise on
a ticket. But the answer of the progressives is “he
will neither ask nor give any quarter. AU or none is
the motto.”
Since the above was written, we see that one of the
main pillars of the “ fogy ticket”—a gentleman who
holds a large amount of the stock has declined the
honor of an election on that ticket: We give his
Crystal Palace Directors —Having noticed my
name on the list of proposed Directors nominated at
the second meeting last night, at the Metropolitan
Hotel, I beg to say that I respectfully decline that
nomination, and shall vote for tbe ticket reported by
the majority Committee, and headed Jacob A. Wester
velt. Geo. A. Hoyt.
New Yerk, Wednesday, March 1, 1854.
Tbe Fogles, we perceive, have got up what they
call a “Union ticket,” but as it is neither endorsed or
sustained by any of the stockholders who attended the
meeting at Metropolitan Hotel on Tuesday, which
placed in nomination and supported the ticket publish
ed above, there don’t seem to be much umon about it,
—indeed, we are told that there were but a dozen per
sons pr esent at the meeting at which this Union ticket
was “fixed up.” We have just received a circular,
signed by tbe gentlemen whose names have been taken
from tbe regular Reform ticket, to be put on this
“Union” trick, saying that they will support no other
ticket but that published above.
These worthy gentlemen who have killed the
Crystal Palace, it would seem, die very hard. This
may be regarded, however, as their last kick prior to
being choked off. Having kiUed the exhibition, the
stockholders will probably serve them as they did the
Crystal Palace, and have the remains of both decently
interred under the management of the new board of
c irectors, to be selected to take charge of the funeral cer
Filthy Condition of the Streets.
Tbe press and the people on all sides are loudly
complaining of the condition of the streets. New
York has long been famous for the filthy condition of
its highways. But their present condition is worse
than they were ever known before, and how could it
be otherwise ? Daring the last three months the mud
and filth Las been allowed to go on accumulating till
we now find it knee-deep in every part of the city.
Why is this ? Under the Charter of 1853, the Com
missioner of Streets and Lamps was compelled to give
the work out by contract—the contractors failed to do
their duty—and the Superintendent of Streets alleges
that all he can do under the contract, for the money
these contractors agreed to keep the streets clean for
—is to remove the coal ashes I
The Aidermen are powerless under the 4th section
of the same charter, which provides that all acts, reso
lutions, or ordinances involving the expenditure of
money, must originate in the Board of Councilmen.
And the latter branch of the Common Council mast
first get rid of the old contractors, before they can act,
and even then, the work must be done by contract,
after advertising ten days for proposals!
The only plan we can see to get ont of the difficul
ty, at once, is, fer the Mayor to call a meeting of ths
Board of Health, and let that body, which is, we be
lieve, the only one having the power, order the imme
diate cleansing of the streets.glt would be perfectly
proper for that body to do so; as much longer delay
will undoubtedly bring a pestilence on our city.
We are induced to make this explanation that the
people may see just how the matter stands. We know
that the Common Council has been busy for the past
two months trying to get this matter regal ited, t aough
we do net believe under the law as it now stands, that
it will ever be possible to effectually clean our streets.
To prevent bad Aidermen from robbing the city, the
Legislature has tied up the hands of the officers whose
duty it should be to manage the local affairs of the
city, so that they cannot act.
Before our municipal government can be made
what it should be, the whole power of managing the
city government and appointing and regulating all its
city officers must be put back into the hands of the
Mayor and Common Council; and if the people will
not pay attention to the selection of proper men to fill
the offices of Councilmen, Aidermen, and Mayors,
they must make up their minds to be robbed, as thsy
deserve to be.
Explosion at Hartford— Eighteen Lives
Lost.— By the terrible explosion at Hartford, Ct., on
Thursday, of a steam-boiler in the car manufactory of
Messrs. Fales & Gray, eighteen persons lost their lives,
and a large number were injured—twenty, or more,
seriously. The accident occurred at 2 o’clock. Tnree
hundred men were employed in and around the build
ings. The noise of the explosion was like that of the
roar of artillery. The engine was of fifty horse power.
The apparently strong boiler, without any cause as
yet discovered, gave way, and was separated into
shreds like rotten paper. The main building was 200
feet long; near by was a paint shop 100 feet long, and
a blacksmith shop 80 by 40. All these buildings were
terribly shattered. The bricks, mortar, machinery,
beams of wood, human bodies and fragments of bodies
were blown 250 feet high, and fell back in a shower,
crushing the roofs, and precipitating the walls into
the street. Thirty persons were buried in the rains
Eighteen is the number of killed on the records, and
twenty-two badly injured. The scene is described ar
one of the most heart rending, by the reporters who
were present. The coroner’s jury were in session on
Friday and Saturday.
Letter from Washington.
Washington, March 4. 1854.
The history, and final fate, of the present weak, tem
porizing, ar d jraecilliatiog administration bids fair to
serve, as a striking and instructive warning, to all
whom accident, or base secret negotiation and*bargain
ing, may hereafter succeed in elevating to the nigh
places of the Nation, to beware how they attempt to
strengthen themselves, by perfidiously repudiating the
principles upon which they received the votes and con
fidence of the people. Never, iu any age, or ii any
country, did the head of a nation come into power with
less of claim, or of agency on his own pait, or under
more favorable .auspices than Franklin Pierce, and nev
er did any man return to private life from the presiden
cy of these United States, with less of the respect and
confidence of his countrymen than he is destined to re
ceive. His political career will, after it has been brought
1o an everlasting, if net ignominous close on the 4th of
March 1857, afford a powerful commentary on the strange,
rot unf equently stupid freaks, which fortune, aid
ed by knavish and intrigueing demagogues, too often
plays aiHong public men. That Franklin Pierce, a com
paratively obscure lawyer iuthe little town of Concord,
should have been made, by any species ef ledgerdemain
—by any pos iole means, or combination of circum
stances, the presidential nominee of the great democrat
ic party in the proudest hour of its power—at a time,
when its easy and overwhelming triumph, no matter
who might be its candidate, wa? universally canceled
to be a foregene conclusion—must necessarily strike an
intelligent posterity, as oue of the most inexplicable
mysteries of M a period fraught with extraordinary secret
intrigue in political affairs. That all the the great and
well known statesmen whose names were prominently
before the Baltimore Convention, should have te?n set
aside to make way for one, who, although he had filled
a si-at—-aye, literally only filled it in the councils o' the
nation, had lopg since baen forgotten by even the few
jublic Hien with whom circumstances made him pass
ingly familiar at Washington, during his obscure and
unwoithy Congressional career, is certainly not "vary
creditable to either the intelligence or justice of the
people who permitted themselves to be rkada pliant
parties to lhe base and demoralizing transaction. It is
net within the range of probability that any such ab
surd outrage could, in the ordinary course of events
during profound public tranquility, have taken placa by
Chance has nothing to do with such shameless wrongs
—never in her wildes t antics does she purposely indulge
in such dangerous, and- necessarily profitless, experi
ments. They are always the result of deep laid merce
nary schemes, and can never be productive of anything
but personal profit to the knaves by whom they have
teen concocted and consummated, and of lasting injury
to lhe public morals and interests I hope that that of
’52 will prove the last instance of the kind in President
making, with which we shall have been cursed, during at
least the present generation. The people, generally, s jem
heartily sick and tired of seeing their purest, ablest, aud
most experienced and distinguished statesmen sink into
the grave cne after another, without receiving the re
ward so justly due their exalted talents and eminent ser
vices, while men less than fifth rate, are thus dishonestly
made the recipients of the high honors and prerogatives
which should for some one of them be legitimately re
served. Gen. Jackson was the last real man who has
been elected to the Presidential chair, and he was a real
man, in many of the most important essentials which
constitute a truly great one. Since the expiration of his
second term, things have been ou a graduating scale of
declension until tney reached the lowest depth to which
lhe national respect will permit them to descend in that
connection. Not one man has been elected President
since the old iron-willed hero of the Hermitage, who has
not been unfitted in the qualities of either his head or
heart, for the intelligent and faithful performance of lhe
duties of Chief Magistrate of a respectable city.
Franklin Pier.ce has neither ability, energy, or
decision of character to have ever won position for
himself ~ among his fellows, but & village shrewdness
being his most prominent characteristic, it was reason
able to supjose that he would have acted, with far more
discretion, and infinitely les* of suicidal stupidity than
has n-arked bis course during his comparatively short
eccupancy of the White House. The immensity of the
elevation—the magnitude « f the transition, prove 1 en
tirely too much for him. He soon became dizzy iu look
ing down upon the common place level from which he
had so recently and so unexpectedly risen. Power intoxi
cated him, and in the height of his silly vanity he dis
dainfully disregarded lhe kind admonitions of hifl
most sincere fitends, and the wise teachings of many
a sad and ruinous example of like folly in ths world’s
past history. Mere cunning, unaccompanied by entire
truthfulness, and becoming modesty of demeanor, will
never suffice to carry its possessor through the Presiden
tial ordeal unscathed. Its petty deceptions, and impu
dent assumption. l3 , may do tolerably well during a whole
lifttime among the pigmy wiseacres of a country village,
but can scarcely fail to entail contempt upon all who rely
upon it to successfully conduct the affairs of a great na
tion. The present Administration, during the first nine
or ten months of its existence, exhibited a brazsn and im
perious insolence in everything they undertook to accom
plish, which illy became the plebeian representatives of
lhe popular psrty of a republic, and which sadly con
trasts with their present abject obsequiousness towards
all who are in a position to give them any trouble. When
Congress first, assembled it would have been regarded as
preposterous in any one to whisper a word of disapproba
tion in regard to the course which the Preside tt and hid
Cabinet bad seen fit, in the insane exercise of their pow
er, to pursue; and yet now, at the expiiation of two or
three sboit months, the boldest of those upon whom they
rely in Congress has not the hardihood or folly to openly
utter a word even in their defence—not to say justifies
tioD—when they have been excoriated so severely and re
peatedly on the floor. Tne ignominious defeat of their
deficiency bill, and the refusal of the House to refrain
tic m sending the fix steam frigate bill to the Committee ot
the Whole, has at length effectually opened their eyes to
ihe actual existence of a state of things in Congress, at
once unexpected and unpalateable. Judging from the
comments which have appeared in several of the news
papers, in reference to the action taken, and the course
so properly pursued, in relation to these biJis, I cannot
avoid the conclusion, that the editors from whom they
emanated are either deeply interested, personally, in their
pat £ age, or grossly deceived as to their true meaning and
purpose. Had it not been for tbe gross departures which
bate taken place in the financial administration of the
government, from the unmistakeable intent and meaning
of the constitution, there could be no such thing as a de
ficiency bill known to our National Legislation. The fram
ers and expounders of that instrument never intended
that the officers of the government should expend, or even
contract for a single dollar beyond the amount already
pieced at their dispoeal by express appropriation, and
w/th every.branch of the government, faithfully and rig
idly administered, there would always be some surplus
remaining in lhe hands of each one‘at the end of every
Steal year.
A deficiency bill of any description can. alone be re
quired, wherein public officers have transcended their
powers by incurring debts, or entering into contracts
without the shadow of authority for so doing. Ic cer
tainly requires no extraordinary foresight to perceive
where such a dangerous exercise of usurped public j ower
must necessarily, if unchecked, end. Tue power of ap
propriating the public money is legitimately resarved to
Congress, but if millions are to be yearly contracted for,
with tbe established understanding—audit has pretty
well come to thai already—that Congress is to tamdy
confirm all euch lawless transactions, the constitution
bad better ba thrown at once to the dogs—ths unlimited
power to disburse money and contract debts, bJ placed in
the hands of all the government underlings, and the re
presentatives of the people adjourn sine die. The defeat
ed deficiency bill, about which so much has been said and
written, contained items cf hundreds of thousands o f
dollars for purposes, where the greater part of the amount
aheady appropriated, and which was alleged at the time
by those who asked for it, to be amply adequate for the
completion of lhe work—is still unexpended, so that all
who stupidly rail at its defeat had better for cansistancv’s
sake, remain silent about galphinism. So also with the -
stesm frigate bill.
There is quite as much readmes? in the House as there
is in the Senate to increase the Navy in any and every
way necessary, when occasion shall call for it, but all tbe
talk about their being promptly required, is themerest
noDf-eme-absolutely insulting to the understanding of
intelligent, children. What pressing necessity is there at
present existing, or likely to arise, for an increase of our
navy ? None whatever, unless the enriching of a number
of unscrupulous rascals can be so deemed. It is not a
little singular and suspicious that all those pressing ne
cf cities should invariably occur in regard to matters
wherein, time and opportunity to scrutinize their details
is anything but desirable to those interested in their final
passage. That is not the only bill which has passed
the Senate without opposition which merits, and is likely
to receive, a pretty rigid overhauling in the House. If
the latter body is at all at fault, it is in being too loose,
and not too exacting. The same arguments were used in
obtaining the immense appropriations for the Collins and
Law steamers. We knew not what moment we should be
involved in all the herrors of war, with some one or more
first class maritime powers, and these steamers wers to
be an honor to our national name in time of peace, and a
terror and annihilation to our enemies in the event of
heme t aint apprehensions that they would not prove all
thus promised, were whispered by a few of the boldest
and most incorruptible men in the National Councils, but
tbeir salutary and sensible admonitions were instantly
drowned by tbe clamors of interested lobbyers, and venal
newspapers. Notwithstanding all this, they are now.
pronounced by the Navy department—aad no one pre
tends to question the truth of the declaration—to be ut
terly worthless for war purposes ; and this, after their
owners Lave received such enormous sums out of the
public treasuiy. The bill which recently passel the Ss'-
nate without * division, and which lhe Administration
leaders in the House made such a pertinacious but
futile effort to leep out of the Committee of
the whole, authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to
build six steam frigates, to be armsd and equipped, and
provided with screw propellers, either in the Govern
ment Navy Yards, or by private contract, with such indi
viduals, at what price, and under what conditions and re
strictions, his caprice or interest may dictate. It will bi
readily seen that this is no small power, and no very nar
row diicretion, to be placed in any one man’s hands with
out due and full consideration. Responsibility in such
matters must of course finally rest somewhere, and it is
doubtful if it can be placed in better or safer hands than
those cf some such high public func ionary as the Secre
taiy of ihe Navy, but it does not of necessity folio t that
a few salutary restrictions might net be Advantageously
embodied in the bill A little delay cannot be other .vis
than productive of good, and when the proper lime ar
rives, oircumLtanceH may render it for roe to
say something in reference to lhe means whlohhav’ >een
(inplojtd in endeavoiing to t ecure several oi. theje
. ers to incompetent and unscrupulous capitalfats whu are
intent cd enriching themselves, and their corrupt abet
tors, by defrauding the Government.
i Westervelt, and nearly all thejother wealthy ship buil
ders of your city have been laying pipe here for some
time back to secure them, while all thise who admire the
br Ilia nt triumphs of unaided genius, more than they 1 -ve
public plunder, are strenuously desirous that that prince
of naval architects, George Steers, should obtain oue or
moie of then,v The democratic mechanics of New York—
nay, of the whole country—should iasist upon the recog
nition of his claims, and see that he ia not elbowed out of
his just and unquestionable righrs by capitalists who
Lave not the ability unaice Ito build.a xeipectable shad
boat. The name of Gtorge S eers is identified with our
rational reputation, and if Jhe has on unrestricted
opportunity to give full scope to the genius which dis
teneed and astounded all Europe with the yaclh “Ameri
ca,” he will produce something which will not only defy
competition, but even transcend the wildest expectations
of bis most sanguine friends. Aman who has had the
capacity to eclipse all his cotemporaries, as he has done,
must necessarily have the power, if he has only proper
means and encouragement, to improve upon himself. Let
George havea .fair chance by all means, and my word
for it, he will do credit to himself and friends, and re
flect imperishable honor on bis country. I see that you
noticed in your issue of the 19th ult. that the authorship
cf these letters had been ascribed to Mike Walsh, and
also that a telegraphic dispatch stated that he was said to
have denied them. It is true that tney were very gen
e al y a tributed to him here, even before the Herald
repibhehed one of thsmjbut upon what grounds I know
nh. Ith not true, however, that he has either denied
them, or given any satisfaction whatever about the mat
ter. He seems to attend io his own business without
recognizing the right of any one to interfere in it.
I alluded to this among many other tilings in the latter
part of my last letter, which by some unaccountable
means you seem not to have received in time for publi
cation. The whole strength of the administration was
brought to bear in trying to force down Farney as prin
ter to the House. The President felt deeply on the sub
ject. He acted as though he considered hi* own fate
involved in the issue. He thus openly avowei himself,
and it is about the only question on which he h*s come
out boldly and openly. Forney commenced electioneer
ing for the fat berth at the funeral of Gen. Aimstrong
This is absolutely true beyond the pesdblitv of contra
diction—and thbt pussilardmoui imbecile. Sidney Web
ater, was sent down even as late as Wednesday afternoon
to bore members to support him. It was all however of
no avail, and he was compelled to withdraw before the
assembling of the caucus. 10 avoid & most overwhe ming
and disgraceful defeat. The President was opposed to
Nicholson, but to prevent the election of an outsider,
they had to all go in together, in addition to whicn
he agreed to give Armstrong’s heirs halt the profits
byway of getting up a little mock sympathy for a
couple of women who in addition to their other
resources inherit over a hundred thousand dollars.
Pretty objects of sympathy, truly. Tha votes of tbe
New Yoik Softs were secured by a bargain that the
Union should no longer denounce all who opposed the
repeal of tie Missouri Compromise aa beyond tne pale of
the democratic party. Nicholspa fulfils his part of the
base contract in an article in yesterday morning’s Union.
What will be its next somerset? Wuat its next test of
democracy? The Homestead Bill has been up during the
week, and every demagogue in the House has bad a drive
at it. Col. Wright, of Pennsylvania, one of chief
supporters and advisers of the President, proposed an
amendment to it, which was adopted ; providing that
none but free white citizens shou’d be entitled to locate
under its provisions on the public lands. This amend
ment cuts both ways, and it remains to be seen what ef
fect it will have oa the final pass ge of the bill. I had
prepared for a full review of all the facts, circumstances
and prominent actors in the Gardiner trial, but the sui
cde of the principal after his conviction and sentence
yesterday, precludes the possibility of now doing so, for
the present at least. Junius.
Letter from Albany.
The Deof and Dumb—The Blind—lnstruction of Idiots—
The Counsel Fees again—The Maine Law Medical def
ence—Councilmen in the lobby—Brooklyn against the Tax
Bill—The School Law and Religious Societies,
Albany March 3.1854
The charitable institutions of the State are now on
tbe qui vive fortheir annual appropriations; the Deaf and
Dumb, and the Blind urge thsir claims respectively in
mute eloquence and in darkness, and the dispensaries of
metical charity in your city, five in number, call upon
Ihe State for pecuniary aid. In God’s name, I say let
their needs be supplied, for their missions are holy.
Tne institutions of the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind,
will ssk that S2O may be added to their yearly stipend
on each poor student who is otherwise incapable of
receiving instruction. They now receive $l3O a year for
boaid and tuition, and they ask, under increased ex
penses, for $l5O. The friends of the Deaf and Dumb ask
also That the indigent of that class may not ba
compelled to avow themselves paupers before they can
be admitted to receive education. The dispensaries,
heretofore three in number, have received annual aid
from the State to the amount of SIOOO each; this year
two more are added in the application, viz. “Dermilt”
and the ‘ North Western.” The State should aid all
these, because the recipients of their charity are not Of
the city of New York only but from everywhere, about
nine tenths, as I am informed, being Europeans
Speaking of philanthropic institutions, allow me to say
a word in relation to the Institution for the education of
idiots. This institution at present occupies an old build
ing on the Troy road, about two miles from this city, and
is under the direction of Dr. Wilbur, assisted by Miss
Clark, and other young ladies. Iu that institution I saw
about forty pupils, all or nearly all of whom, when they
entered, were in the lowest depths of mental imbecility';
their minds, not a mere blank whereon to writs precepts,
but a rude chaos of antagonistic sensations, requiring to
be arranged and harmonised and purified before the
slightest finger-touch of reason could be impressed upon ‘
them. From this low depth, far beneath the perceptive
faculties of mere instinct, these offcast children of
humanity have been raised to the exercise of a clear
reason, I saw them in their gradations of study, from
the. mere employment of stringing rings upon a piece of
twine, up to the study of orthography, writing, arith
metic and geography I With tho.-e who had. progressed
in their studies, the vacant eye, the stolid‘countenance
and the idiotic grin and jabber, had given place Ao the
glance of intelligence, earnest features and the "happy
smile. Is not this one of the wonders of the nineteenth
The Maine law will undoubtedly pass the .Senate about
Monday or Tuesday, and be sent to the House for concur
rence. The closing speeches on the bill are now being
made to a listening lobby ; Senators have their minds
mace up. I think the vote will stand about 18 in favor of
the bill to 14 against it.
The judiciary con mittee has had its tender conscience
harrowed up agtip for its flagrant neglect of the New
York Council fee bill. Mr, Whitney demands, and will
speedily get a hearing of the subject before a committee
of the whole Senate, whether the judiciary committee re
ports favorably on the bill or agr instj it.
The bill for the promotion of Medical science, after
pa-sing the Senate with but little opposition, is just now
the subject of debate in the Assembly, and affords a capital
field for buncomb speeches. The bill will, I think, pass
the House with amendments, though not by a large
A rampant delegation of the democratic membsrs of
your board of Councilmen, accompanied by Dick Connelly
your County Clerk, and oiher trembling officials, are
here on behalf of your Register, who (poor fellow) is iu
dar ger of loosing his exhorbitant fees. It seems to be a
set thing, that each of your County officers shall bag a
fortune during a single terra—salaries of thre.e, four aud
five thousand dollars do not begin to satisfy their capa
cious maws. It is to be hop >d that the Legislature wi’l
aid you in putting a stop to these 'legalized robberies and
Tbe city ©f Brooklyn has spoken through its Common
Council, against Mr Whitney’s bill to tax personal pro
perty whtre it is found in your city. Of course, nobody
expected that she would b > r.ilent when a measure which
enables her to grow fat p’ lusty on the taxpayers of New
York city is in danger of uaing abolished. We shall hear
pretty soon from West- Hs’er, Staten Island, and Wil
liamsburgh on the same subject. What a pity that
Hoboken and Jersey City cannot in their proper persons,
step into the ranks of the opponents of this bill. Lacking
that ability, however, they are here by representation.
New York city must take care of hersdf.
An amendment to the School Law ha? b•- a introduced
into the Assembly by Mr. Backup -f Bro J&lyn, somewhat
to this effect. One section of thfe .aw as found in Chapter
xv. of the Revised Statutes, reads thus :
No schoel shall he entitled to a portion of the school
monies, in which the religious sectarian doctrine or tenets
of any particular Christian or other religious sect, shall
be taught, inculcated or practiced ”
An ther section of the same act eourcerates -certain
private or semi private schools, which shall participate
in the apportionment' of the school ironies, and among
item we find the schools of the Mechanics Society, the
Orpbt.ii Assylum of New York acd the Roman Catholic
Orphan Assylum / &c , &c., the b-st of which, it is urged,
receives the school monies in violation of the clause above
quoted. It would seem but fair, at lea&t, if one religious
sect enjoys this fund, that the same privilege should ex
tend to all. Several petitions have also been sent in for
a lav to prevent Roman Catholic instruction in any of the
public sch< ols Appropos. Mr. Senator Barr of your city
has introduced a bill to incorporate the St. X-.vier Jes
uits’ College.
The mail is just about closing, and as Unci* Sam waits
for nobody, 1 must close also. Watchman.
Letter from London.
London, Feb. 1854.
The Eastern Question has taken a new phase since I
wrote my last letter, except that the terra of forty days
granted by the allied powers to the Emperor Nicholas,
for the due consideration of and the final answer ts>
the “ note,” having expired, without the reply having
been given, they have made extensive preparations
for war. Thirteen steamships having been chartered
by the British Government for the purpose of convey
ing Loops to Malta, the British military and naval -
depot, in the Mediterranean, and still more active
measures having been taken by the French Govern
ment. Therefore, although no blow has been actually
struck on either side, the Western powers are virtually
at war with Russia, they having taken the first step.
But, as matteis quiet settlement may still be
practicable, so long as a cannon is not fired in anger
and no actually hostile meeting takes place the av
enues of diplomacy remain open, and Russia may still
retract her pretensions with the best grace she can.
It is even within the {rounds, not alone of possibility,
but of probability that she will do so, now that she has
ample evidence that? the Anglo-Franco alliance, is a
fact,, and not a mere myth, and'tbit both powers are
in earnest, while on the part of the Western powers,
although there does not seem to ba even the faintest
doubt that the contest would be victorious on their
part and destructive to the power and prestige, at
least, of Russia, and fully aware of the numerous ills
that war must ever bring rii its train, and it would not
be difficult for the Czar to settle tbe matter, previded
it is not put off until the first blow has been struck.
Then war must follow, and on the part of Franceiand
England, it mast be a war of conquest. With the minor
details of the state of aflairs on the Danube, &e.,&c.,
I will not fill up my letter, as I cannot find space for
one half I should in that case need to write, and your
readers will have already satisfied their curiosity on
this point from the newspaper details. Indeed, the
true state of the matter is, that no firm reliance can be
placedin any of these reports, although they go to
show generally, that the Turks thus far have proved
themselves more than a match, where equal numbers
have been engaged, to the forces of the Czar.
The war is as popular now in England as it is possi
ble, for war to be amongst a people like the English—
end so far the policy of the government in dallying.ao
long has been advisable, since, had they gone to war,
as the English government was wont to do iu the
days of Pitt and the third George, headlong, as soon
as they met with opposition in their endeavors—they
world not have been cordially sustained by the main
body of the people. Now, they will go into the contest
with clean hands, and thejexpenses of the war will be
readily and cheerfully borne. There is now remaining
only Mr. Cobden’s fanatical party, still in favor of peace
at ail hazards; but bis theory is considered false by
every man of common sense.
Be says, “Barbarism will not overturn civilization
in these days,” and therefore rests the basis of his ar
guments, on the asserted fact that let Russia, tbe great
but semi barbarian power, do what she will, she cannot
do any harm, even by obtaining possession of Turkey,
to the power and the civilization of England and
France. The argument is false, and is disproved by
historical facts out of number. It was by the barbarian
Gothsand Vandals {hat the civilization of ancient Rome
was overturned; nay more, it was by civilized Rime
that highly cultivated and enlightened Greece was
overthrown. A powerful nation, devoting its semi-bar
barous energies ts the purposes of conquest, must nat
urally be me te than a match for another whose enlight
ened energies are used in the promotion of science and
tbe extension of commerce, unless protective measures
are taken to curb the pewer of that semi barbarous
race, and to keep them within due limits—as the step
now about to be taken by the western powers and their
allies will curb and restrain the grasping ambition of
Russia. Again, should a general war take place on
the European continent, it would be incumbent—nay,
necessary for England to take part in it. If she kept
aloof, it would cost her trade and commerce more in
the long run than if she were in the fiercest of the fray.
Even now, if England cannot succeed iu suppressing
the northern bully—capital will take its flight to Ame
rica, or to Australia, and put thousands of miles be
tween it and the strife of Eorope.
If England is forced into war, there mnst ba no dif
ference of opinion,no contrariety of sympathies amongst
her people. AIL their hearts must be in it. Ail their
might must direct away a blow, and having been the
last to break the peace, she must be the last to seek it.
There is every prospect that corn and flour have
passed the culminating point, with regard to the high
prices iu England; both coals and provisions (and fuel
has been as high as the other necessaries of existence,)
have fallen in price; and, it is said, that throughout
the country there never was such a breadth of soil, un
der wheat, and such a splendid promise from the ap
pearance of the young plant. The high price of bread
and the continuance of strikes for wages in various
parts of tbe country, have, no doubt, conspired to check
consumption; for'the quantity of wheat sold at 290
maikets during the week ending Dee. 31,1854, was
111,224 quarters; and in 1853, only 79,662 quarters.
Tbe American supplies that have come forward—and
these, with the fleets of England and France in the
Black Sea, and neutrality maintained in the Baltic will
give an ample supply—as there is not likely to be any
interruption to grain laden ships.
I stated in a former letter, that the statement that
Prince Albert had been meddling unwarrantably in
politics, has been disproved m toto ; but a most absurd
report got wind amongst tciose who were so ignorant
as to credit such an impossibility, to the effect that the
Prince had been committed to the Tower of London,
as a State prisoner. Crowds actually assembled at the
Tower gates, to see the Prince taken into the fortress;
and some added that Her Majesty had accompanied
the posse comitatus, and bad insisted on sharing the
captivity of her husband. The London Morning Ad
vertiser, was the first sheet to give publicity to these
aspersions against the Prince, and it has for months
had daily, some new private communications from un
deniable sources, of fresh intrigues, enmities and trea
sons on the part of Prince Albert; anfi has with laud
able pride end logical sequence, pointed out the great
increase in circulation which has followed “ Wonderful
news,” and “ Exclusive intelligence.” Unfortunately,
tbe Ministers and even the “Opposition,” not only de
clare but prove, that not only is tbe whole affair a
.-beer hoax, but that, it is just the reverse of truth.
The increased circulation of the Advertiser is very
likely, therefore, to decrease in a similarly rapid back
ward ratio.
A rumor has also been afloat of late not so absurd
nor sc impossible ; but which has been equally untrue.
It was that nine Russian sail of the line had been sunk
in the Black Bea, by the combined fleets of France and
Erglaud, and the climax was capped by the subse
quent rumor that Admiral Dundas was killed.
A good natural, but very ill-considered attempt has
been trade by the Society of Arts and Manufacturers,
to reconcile the wages dispute, by a conference of
employers and employed. Unfortunately a great
many Amateurs were invited ; and a mere babel of
crotchets and theories washed time which might have
been better improved. Mr. Ernest Jones moved a
resolution, and withdrew his august presence from the
conference with a protest; and a retired upholsterer
naked the meeting if any one conld tell him the value
of his spectacles.
A committee of engineer’s officers has reported to
the Admiralty, on the suitability of the Mail-packet
Steamers for war purposes. The committee especially
examined the vessels belonging to the Peninsular and
Oriental and the Royal West India Mail Company.
They say—“ Our opinion is, that the ships of these
companies'can never be regarded as efficient substi
tutes for regular men of war; and that opinion is
based on the following considerations First: Their
sharp form of bow to promote speed, continued up
wards as it is to the height of the port holes, renders it
impossible to point and elevate guns in the line of
keel. Secondly. Their rake of stern would render it
dangerous to fire a gun when elevated, more particu
larly when trained from a fore and aft line. Thirdly.
These vessels having been designed entirely for steam
propulsion and passenger accommodation, all other
purposes have been made subservient to those ends.
We find, too, that no attention has been paid to the
importance that should be attached to the exposure of
tbe engines, boilers, anti steam cbest to shot, which,
though in some degree unavoidable in all paddle
wheel steamers, appears to exist in these vessels to a
most dangerous extent. After taking a deliberate view
of tbe whole question submitted to us, we have ar
rived at the conclusion that the ships referred to,
provided they could be spared, would serve the pur
pose of armed troop ships, and might occasionally be
used, in the event of war, in our colonies abroad.”
If this opinion be well founded, and I believe it to
be very general—it shows the folly and ignorance of
those persons who advocate the doing away with war
steamers, under the belief that, the steamers of the
Cunard and Collins line could readily at any moment
be made into ships of war. A rather singalar .matter
concerning “ relationship” has recently come to light
in Bristol. Some time since, a Mr. Russell, a respect
able merchant of that city died, leaving a considerable
amount of property. Among the legacies mentioned
in tbe will, were several sums of £IOO bequeathed by
tbe deceased to each of “ his cousins.” No mines
were specified, and consequently, it was open to tbe
whole of Mr. Russell’s cousinhood immediately or re
mote, to come in and seek to substantiate their claims.
It is said that the decision of the executors was final,
and that the legacies were restricted by them within
the limits of first cousins and their children. It was
expected that six or seven claimants nrght appear,
and prove their right to the legacy. The actual nnaa
ber who have come forward has been 59, out of whom
only two have failed in making out a case satisfactory
to the executors! “ Good news flies apace,” and these
cousins hove started up in all parts of the globe in
cluding New Zealand and Australia, &c. The poet
says “ One touch of Nature, makes the whole world
kin,” but it would appear, afjer ail, that the most
touching test of relationship is a legacy.
The Marquis of Anglesea of Waterloo and Cork leg
notoriety, who is at present in his 86 th year, and is
one of the very few surviving general officers of the
Peninsular War—has been attacked with piralysis.
He is however, much improved in general health since
the attack, and the old veteran may yet reach his 90 th
or hundredth year.
The beard and moustache movemfnt is one of the
‘signs of the times” in England. They are becoming
> ery generally adopted. A resolution to the following
effect has been numerously signed by the employees
on the Great Western Railway, “We, the undersigned,
feeing the foroe of the argument, in frver of beardr,
and the abolition of the razor as an instrument of tor
ture to the face, hereby forswear the use of the same
and intend in future, to appear as Nature intended us
■to d>. The funds and markets generally are rather in
an excited state. When it was believed that all nego
tiations had ceased, consols fell to 90 J, but as war still
remained to be formally declared on the one side or
the other, and there remained still an opening for an
adjustment, holders generally did not press sales.
Large demands arose for holders of South Sea stocks,
who fearedshey would not be able to purchase consols at
a lower figure. These purchases continue to be made, in
the belief, that Russia, deserted by Austria and Prus
sia, will yield to the overwhelming power that will be
banded against her. Consols have subsequently risen
to 91. The commercial markets are becoming more
stagnant, but though gold and silver is exported
largely to the continent, no impression has been made
in the stores on the Bank of England, where, after
paying the dividends, the amount of specie is given at
£16,250,000, and accommodation is everywhere ob
tained with ease. The accounts from Australia are
more favorable than was expected; population is in
creasing there at an enormous rate, and supplies of
manufactures must be had, as no idea of manufactur
ing at home has taken possession of tire colonists.
From the British Provinces.
Quebec, Feb,28th,1854.
Unfortunately all who have undertaken to write and
publish books on. the Canadas, as on America, have
not set about the task furnished with the necessary
qualifications for the happy and successful issue there
of ; and consequently the market is flooded with a
variety of works containing many statements which
the credulous emigrant readily devours, but whi:h
upon personal observation and inquiry he finds mar
vellously unlike things as they are. The style of de
lineation adopted by the Trollopes, Martineaus, Marry
atts, Dickenses, Hamiltons, and others less notorious,
in treating of the Americans and their country may
be taken t.s a tolerably fair specimen of the produc
tions of authors who have tried to raise fame, if not
money, by disquisitions on the British Provinces.—
Many of the faults which disfigure the literary efforts
of authors who have written on Colonial possessions
and upon colonization, originate in the tendency to
view the institutions and laws and state of society,
and in short everything British, as in a state of per
fection—and tbe eagerness manifested to support the
claims of England to universal empire. Thus the me
dium through which all things abroad have been
viewed, and the standard by which their utility or
otherwise has been measured, has been the nearness
of their resemblance to the country that originated or
hath subjected them by the power of diplomacy or of
asms, and a blind adherence to the interest of which
they are taught to believe the nearest road they can
take to secure their own greatness and permanency as
a dependent power. Sir Francis Head is no doubt a
diligent servant of royalty and a devoted defender of
the aristocracy and the wooden walla of old England,
and the Queen has rewarded his loyalty with a pen
sion; while a writer like Mayhew, the son-in-law of
Douglas Jerrold, who has really contributed to litera
ture, is left to starve among a class of people who if
they cannot relieve can sympathise with his circum
The sister of Agnes Strickland, tbe fascinating au
thoress of ‘the Queens of England,’ has some talent for
writing. But if Mrs. Moodie inherits the abilities of
the family to which she belongs, she inherits their
prejudices too; for although the elder Strickland be
came considerably reduced and lost much of his pro
perty before his death, they were educated and
brought up among the aristocracy of the land, and in
after years their preferences show the power of early
habits and convictions. Both Mrs. Moodie and her
husband certainly took an unwise step in emigrating
to Canada. Tbe sufferings she describes are not the
sufferings of ordinary emigrants—others accustomed
to fight the battle of life in the every day concerns of
the world, would not have been the laughing-stock
and victims of thievish neighbors: nor have been
swindled out of farm and commission by the bullying
of ruffians. A mind refined by the cultivation of the
fine arts and literature, and the ornamental part of
education meets with a great deal out in the back
woods uncongenial to its tastes and inclination, and
might represent each a life as intolerable in the ex
treme. The thrilling descriptions in Dana’s book
“ Two Years before the Most,” of the hardships of a
life on the ocean wave, are lost upon the real Jack-tar.
The title of the work would be more clearly expressed
as tbe experience of one who exchanges the quiet and
retired and scholarly life of a student in college for the
active and laborious employment of an ordinary hand
on board a merchant ship. A singular class of people
exist in some of the back settlements, called usually
Canadian Yankees—many of whom came over during
the troubles between England and America: and others
probably from a desire to see and settle la a new coun
try, in consistency to the migratory habits peculiar to
America: they have the shrewdness, the love of liber
ty and much of the phraseology denotive of the coun
try from ’which they are said to come: and while, by
their position enjoying as much independence as set
tlers in the States, do not enjoy the opportunities of
educating their families—such as, according to the
constitution of the latter country, the government en
sures the provision of in every inhabited district. . .
• The fugitives frem European oppression, as
is natural, show anything but an amiable disposition
towards those—should any such cross their path—WHO
hi ve been in the capacity of task-masters. The obedi
ence they rendered in the old country was not from
love and duty, but lago-like, for convenience—like
asses, they obeyed for provender: but, now fairly in
dependent, they turn round, and woe be to the un
happy white wight who has had part in putting th ? m
through the painful ordeal.
What is known among bushmen as the borrowing
system proves very inconvenient to emigrants where it
exists. Upon tbe settlement, of a stranger in a neigh
borhood, the natives go and borrow of them all sorts
of things, which, however, they never think of return
ing. Tbe following is the experience of an intelligent
lady, who, with her husbznd, went to live in the woods,
and who got sucked in'considerably at first, but who
eventually found a successful way to get rid of her
troublesome visitors By purchasing something of them
and paying a dollar or so over the amount charged,
and telling them to send tbe change, after which they
seldom showed their faces again. The day on which
they arrived at their new habitation, amidst the bustle
attendant on fixing a wood shanty that had not been
inhabited for some time, a girl, with sharp, knowing
features, an impudent carriage, and a pert, flippant
voice, came in. She was dressed iu a ragged, dirty
gown, with an cid red cotton handkerchief tied over
ber head. Her legs and feet were bare, and in her
coarse, dirty red hands she swung to and fro an empty
glass decanter. Before I could speak, she commenced
the conversation by drawling through her nose: “ Well,
I guess you are fixing here 1” I thought she had come
to offer her services, and I told her that I did not want
a girl, for I had brought one with me. “ How1” re
sponded my visitor, “ I hopa you don’t take me for a
help. I’d have you to know that lam as good a lady
as yourself. No I I just stepped over to see what was
going on. I seed the teams pass our’n about noon,
and I says to father ‘ Them strangers are cum ; I’ll go
and look arter them !’ ‘ Yes 1’ says he, ‘ do; and take
the decanter along, maybe they’ll want one to put
their whiskey in.’ ‘ I’m goin’ to,’ says I; so I cum
aercsa with it, an’ here it is. But, mind, don’t break
it, ’tis the only one we have to hum; and father says
’tis so mean to drink out of green glass.” “My good
girl,” I began,. “ this is really very kind, but—”
“ Now don’t go to call me gal, and pass off your Eng
lish airs on us. We are genuine Yankees, and think
ourselves as good—yes, a great deal better than you.
lam a young lady.” “ Indeed 1” says I; “my know
ledge of the Canadian ladies and gentlemen is very
small. I was going to assure you we have no need of
the decanter—we don’t drink whiskey.” “ How! not
drink whiskey! Why, you don’t say 1 How ignorant
you must be—maybe they have no whiskey in the old
country.” “ Yes, we have; but pray take the decan
ter home.” “ No, no I father told me to leave it, and
there it is,”—and she planted it resolutely down on the
trunk. The next day, presenting herself before" me,
she said : “ Weil, I guess you look smart. You old
country folks are so stiff—you must have everything
nice, or you fret. Have you done with that ere
decaliter I brought across yesterday.” “ Oh, yes ; I
have had no occasion for it.” I rose, took it from
the shelf, and placed it in her ‘hand. “ I guess
you won’t return it empty,—that would be mean,
atber says he wants it filled with whiskey.” I
could contain mv gravity no longer, but burst into a
hearty fit of laughter. Our young lady was mortally
offended, the tossed tbe decanter from hand to hand,
and stared at us with tiger-like eyes. “You think your
selves smart. Why do you laugh inthafway.” “Ex
cuse me, but you have such an edd way of borrowing.
lam sorry to disappoint you, I have no whiskey.”
“I guess spirits will do as well, I know there is some
in that keg for I smells it.” “It contains rum for the
workmen.” “Better still, I calculate when you’ve
been here a few months you’ll be too knowing to give
rum to your help’s. But old countryfolks are all fools,
and that’s the reasox why they get so easily sucked
in, and be so soon wound up. Cum fill the bottle and
don’t be stingy. In this country we all live by bor
rowing. If you want any thing just send and borrow
from us.” Something after this fashon we lost tea,
candles, sugar,, starch, biewing, irons, pots, bowls,
and out of-door implements, spades, trowels, ploughs,
&e. A neighbor who went by the name of Betty Fye,
having received the money for a small article, she had
called to sell; sideling up to me, says: “Do you keep
backey and snuff, here, we make no use of these arti
cles.” “How I not, use backey and snuff? That’s
oriccmmon.” She paused, then added in a mysterious
confidential tone, “I want to ask you how your tea
caddy stands?” “It stands la the cupboard.” “I know
that, but have you any tea to spare ?” “Oh you want
to borrow some, I have none to spare.” “You don’t
say so, well, now, that’s stingy. I never asked any
thing of you before, lam poor and you are rich; be
sides I’m troubled so with the headacche and uothiag
does me any good but a cup of tea.” As she was
leaving she took up one of the apples I was peeling,
“I guess you have a fine orchard ? They say the best
in the district. We have no orchard to hum, and I
guess you’ll want some sarce.” “What is sarce?”
“Not know what sarceis? you are clever! sarevis
apples cut up and dried to make into pies in the win
ter, now do you comprehend? Well, now I was going
to say that I have no apples and that you have a tar
nation big few of them ; and if you’ll give me twenty
bushels of ycurbest apples, and find me with half a
•pound of ccarse thread to string them on, I will make
yen a barrel of sarce on shares, that is, give you one
and keep one for myself.
As specimens of tbe manners of the juvenile part
of the community, take the following: One morning
the Etch of the kitchen-door was lifted up and a step
cressed the floor. I jumped out ot bed and began to
dress as fast as I could when Philander called out ia
his well known nasal-twang; “Missus I I'm come for
the kettle.” I answered through the partition, “you
can't have it this morning, we cannot get our break
fast without it.” “Nor more can the old woman to
hum,” and snatching up the kettle which had been
left to warm on the hearth he rushed out of the
house with it. My conversation with a neighbor call
ed Uncle Joe, was one day interrupted by a queer
locking urchin popping his head in at the door and
calling out, “Uncle Joe, you’re wanted to hum.” “Is
that your nephew?” “No! I guess ’tis my woman’s
eldest son,” said Uncle Joe rising, “but they call me
Uncle Joe, ’tis a spry chap that—as cunning as a fox.
I tell yon what it is he will make a smart man. Go
home Ammon and tell your ma I am coming.” “I
wont,” said the boy, “you may go hum’ and tel! her
yourself. She has wanted wood cut this hour, and
you’ll catch it!” Away ran tbe dutiful son but not
before he had ay plied his forefinger significantly to
tbe side of his nose and with a knowing wink pointed
in the direction of home.
Another day we were much amused by seeing
Uncle Joe chasing the rebellions Ammon over the
meadows, Joe was out of breath panting and puffing
like a small steam engine and his face flushed to
deep red With excitement and passion. “You
young scoundrel!” he cried half choked with fury, “if
I catch up to you I’il take the skin off you!” “You
——old scoqndrei, you may have my skin if you can
get at me,” retorts d tbe boy, as he jumped up upon
the top of a high fence and doubled his fist in a men
acing manner at his father. “Tnatboy is too bad,”
said Dncie Joe coming to us. “It is time to break
him in or he will get tbe master cf us all.” “You
should have dbne that before.” The old man how
ever, seemed rather pleased at the spirit of his hope
ful eon. iNVBSTKATOIi.
Mourning Goons.—The new patterns for
the spring, in this particular department of Dry Goods
are unusually neat and elegant, as will appear by a
visit to Bartholomew and Weed’s who have the most
extensive stock ever openened in this market, at
thnir New Moubning store, 551 Broadway which
families requiring these goods, will be Bare to exam
Philharmonic Concert.—The Third Con
cert of the present (the twelfth) season of the above
Society, took place last evening at the Broadway Tab
ernacle. The prominent features of this Concert were
a Symjihony of Niels W. Gade (No. 4 in B flit) the
Symphony No. 1 in C. of Beethoven, and the Overture
to “Ahuit,” by Louis Spohr. Our well esteemed and
talented Joseph Burke, played a violin concertino by
Spohr (No. 3 in A.) ; Mr. Richard Hoffman played a
morceau by Chopin, and a German gentleman, Mr. Ju
lius Schumann, from Leipsic, an amateur, we believe,
sang a song from Lortzing’s “ Czar und Zimmerman,"
and an aria from Mendelssohn’s Oratorio of “St. Paul."
It cannot be expected at the late hour at which we
necessarily write, that we should go into detailed criti
cism upon these several. performances. Indeed, that
is an impossibility ; yet we must say a few words upon
the subject.
The symphony by Gade, played here for the first
time possesses but little merit, either of originality
or of effect. With the exception of the Andante, all
the other three movements sound to us commonplace
and trivial. The Andante alone shows merit in com
posing and scoring. Beethoven's Symphony in C.
was also performed for the first time by this society.
This is one of the great masters earlier works of the
kind, and is much easier than most of the others. It
is neither as' grand, classical or full as his other sym
' phonies, but is more brilliant, tailing and mare
beautiful than many of them. Spohr’s Overture to
“Faust” is a grand and spirited work, and breathes
the very soul and genius of high ar L .
The entire performances were satisfactory, taken as
whole. Mr. Burke, than whom we esteem no violin
ist higher, did not’quite meet with his accustomed
success. The Taberacie is the worst tub for violin
solos, and though he played Spohr, he was not effective
as usual. Mr. Schuman sings like an amateur and
apparently through the nose. Mr. Hoffm m played
admirably, though his piano iwaa slightly flat with
the orchestra. His encore piece was too trivial for
tbe Philharmonic. The overture to Faust, and the
Beethoven Symphony met with much well merited
applause. And this is all we have time or space to
Eisfeld’s Quartette Soiree.—The Fourth
of the Fourth season will take place on Friday evening
next at Dodworth’a Academy, No. 806 Broadway, op
posite Eleventh street. Among the selections are
Haydn’s Quartette, No. 73 in F, a Trio of Fesca’s,and
Beethoven’s Quartette No. 10 in E flat. Madame Bju
chelle is the Vocalist, and Mr. Chas. Weis plays the
Piano part of the Fesca Trio on the occasion.
A Great ano Deserved Compliment.—
The ladies of the Congregation of Grace Church will
give a Complimentary Subscription Concert to Mbs.
Bodstbin, late Miss Julia L. Nobthali,, their amia
ble and clever Soprano, on Monday evening next,
13th inst. The price of Tickets is fixed at Two Dol
lars, and we learn that over a thousand are already
subscribed for, and that they are anxiously sought
after at a premium. Mrs. Bodstein is strictly a New
York vocalist, and has ever been deservedly a distin
guished favorite with New Yorkers. Well we remem
ber her first appearance as a public singer, at oue of
Ole Bull’s earliest concerts here ; and from that hour
to the present, personally and professionally, she has
continually gained more and more the esteem and
respect of all who know her. The present compliment
is most gracefully tendered by a committee of the
ladies of Grace Church, and we have rarely felt more
pleasure in drawing attention to a forthcoming concert
than we feel in penning these lines. Signor Badiali,
Mr. Joseph Burke and other prominent artists will
assist Mrs. Bodstein on this occasion.
Broadway Theatre,—The “ Midsummer
Nights Dream ” cannot yet be withdrawn. The thou
sands of admirers thereof will not stand it, and Mr.
Forrest, whose engagement was to have commenced
to morrow, has consented to wait a week longer, and
open only on Monday 13th inst. In the meantime,
and since tbe merits of this admirable play have been
more and more appreciated, something* of a substan
tial acknowledgment is due to some of the principal
parties, whose efforts prominently contributed to its
success. We are therefore heartily glad to bo enabled
to call attention to a few benefit cards which appear
in our columns of to day. First, then, on Thursday
evening next, Madame Ponisi, the leading actress of
this establishment, and the most clever and charming
of Oberons, takes her benefit. Surely Broadway pat
trons will need no urging to turn out iu legions
on that occasion. The next (Friday,) evening,
Mr. Davidge’s name is up. That clever com
median has fought a hard battle against pre
judice, wealth, and influence, and has amply well
and in a gentlemanly and scholariike stylo, justi
fied his conception of the character of Bottom.
Tbe controversy (in which his influence and power were
very small, compared to his opponents) has re
dounded to his honor, and though he did not, and
could not convince all his adversaries, or induce them
to change their opinions of the part, yet he has gained
many, very many friends by it, even from the ranks of
his opponents. Besides the “ Midsummer Night’s
Dream,” a new comic drama, entitled Dominique the
Possessed, will be produced on that occasion. With a
praiseworthy generosity and liberality, the manage
ment of the Broadway have set aside the last night of
the Fairy Spectacle, (Saturday evening next) for the
benefit of Mr. George Heister, to whose clever pencil
and brush the public are indebted for all the magnifi
cent scenic illustrations, which have so distinguished
the production of “ Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as
well as the recent Cataract of the Ganges. Let the
modest, deserving, and talented artist have a bumper
of a benefit, for surely all the world will acknowledge
that he well deserves one. ,
Wallack’s Theatre.—Eeviyal o? Con
greve's Comedy of “ Love fob Love.”—We have
ever doubted the taste of our dramatic caterers iu re
producing the ribald illustrations of. that loose period
of English society, coeval with, aird sftbsequent to the
Restoration. Prune, excise or expurgate them as you
will, there is a prevailing leaven of licentiousness and
impiety utterly ineratieable. The province of the
stage, as we take it, is to give the passing time a redox
of its peculiarities and follies to their amendment by
force of ridicule, find these "prut ient records of a
prnriantage, although greatly valuable as chronicles
of the then social peculiarities, should never be exhi
bited in public, for their very vitality is dependant
upon their nastiness, and that expunged, the residue
usually is flat, stale and unprofitable.
It is a singular thing to contemplate, that the stage
alone of all the learned professions (for we class it
amongst them) should be the last to adopt itself to the
necessities of social opinion. Inthedavs of Congreve,
! Farquhar, Etherege, Mrs. Behn (Astrea) Ac, &c., all
i classes of the community saving and excepting the
sniertd at Puritans, were tainted with the same reck
less find licentious fretdom. Even the sacred precincts
of the pulpit were not free from grossly indelicate al
lusions ; but ia process of time the surface of society
became changed, manners were ameliorated, until
i that , which was the height of good breeding and
gentility, came to be scouted as the very lowest grade,
j The stage people then spoke as the drawing room
i people spoke; indecency was accounted smirtness
atd obscenity was wit.
Not to moot the question of a little over fastidious
! ness or pseudo-morality of our day, it is enough to say,
that, as society is now constructed, no sane individual
I would venture an unmistakeable inuendo or gross dou
i ble entendre in private life, and we demand the same
I submission to prevailing decorum from the professors
I ofthe stage. priori, however, we concede that of
: all the writers cf that period, the i:-.ost decent, or rather
; the least oojectionaMcj was Congreve, ana the least to"
I be reprehended of his works, the one which Mr. Wai
: lack has go admirably put upon the stage—namely,
‘ Love for L m." The cast could hardly be surpassed,
I deserving the high encomiums bestowed thereon by the
several dailies, which condescend to notice the “Pari
ah” profession. This Pharisaical stand-thou aloof sin
ner negation of theatrical existence is infinitely more
disguiticg, aye, and soul dangerous, than even the
: looseness which we reprehend.
! Of the plot, sufficient detail has bean published by
I our contemporaries. It is exceedingly simple, and not
over agreeable, consisting mainly of the endeavors of a
i selfish and sensual old scoundrel to disinherit his elder
son, by persuading him to sign a bond to that effect,
the which hr, the son, evades by simulating madness;
a scene, by the way, reproduced in very many come
dies and farces since. The main defect ia the produc
tion is, that there is little or no individuality in the
characters, for with the exception of “ Old Foresight,"
the star-gazer, and “Ren,” the sailor, the rest are with
out any prevailing idiosyncracy. Tbe dialogue though,
is very sparkling and airy taken on the whole as a
reflection of the singular mixture of frivolity and hu
mor, brilliant repartee and questionable morality, of
which it is the exponent. We would regard the com-
1 edy as valuable for the purpose of reference, more
; adapted for the library of the student or hn,man nature
in all cj cles, rather than to be served up with all the
magnificent appliances of dress, rich furniture and
scenery, like unwholesome viands on a gorgeous dish.
Apropos of dresses (the ladies’ dresses, we mean) and
furniture, which are rich and corrector the period, how
very fashionable the same are of the present day!
Of the acting we have to record an artistic triumph
for all concerned. Mr. Blake os “ Sir Sampson Le
gend" rolled through the unctious old scamp with infi
nite gusto. He was, if anything, a shade too measur
edly syllabic; the rich sentences did not flow With the
spontaneity oue could wish. This however was, we
suppose, the effect of recent study. Thompson gave
an effective picture of the senile astrologer, but to our
mind failed to convey all the imbecile stupidity which
tbe author aimed at presenting. Lester’s" Vdn'ine"
was gentlemanlike and effective ; his mad scene was
spiritedly rendered, and he made love with all the
careless ease require dby the character. Brougham has
evinced his fitness for still another style of characters
in his varied list. His frank and characteristic "por
traiture of “ Ben" the sailor, was capital and surprise
ingly clever. Walcot and Dyotthad two subordinate
farts (“ Mr. Tattle" Mr. Scandal,") of which
the mest was made by these artists. Of the ladies we
must be so unj allant as to say, they did not at all com
pare with the ruder sex. The only exceptions were
Mrs. Stephens who played the hoyden (“ Miss Prue”)
very spicely, and Mrs. Brougham (“ Mrs. Frail,")
whose superb appearance and judicious taste in keep
ing down the too salient points of what would other
wise have been t somewhat repulsive character, were
worthy cf comment. Mrs. Hoey is out of place in till
heroine; we believe Mrs. Conway would have played
it more pleasingly; Mrs. Hoey’s forte is confessedly ia
the weepir.g line, and in delicate and lachrymose
shades of character such as are impersonated ia'“ Er
nestine" and dramas of that class, her efforts must ever
be appreciated. Where exhuberant spirits and physi
cal strength are required, her capacity is taxed beyond
its power.
We are happy to record as a pleasant set-off to our,
perhaps hypocritical resume, that the comedy was pro
duced for Mr. Lester’s Benefit, to the very best house
ever had here, and that it is likely to continue to draw
for some time, and after ail, that is the true solution of
the question.
“ The Drama's laws th > Drama’s patrons give,
For they wLo livs to please, pZease to live.”
Burton’s Theatre.—Nothing new to re
cord. The “Midsummers Nights Dream" is still the
great attraction here, and the untiring manager has
even strengthened that, by the addition of his ever popu
lar “ Toadies" and similar pieces. Underlined we find
a new Comic Drama from the French called “ The
Lancers" and Farguhar’s peculiar comedy of the
“Beaux Stratagem."
Max Mabetzek left yesterday in the steam
er “Baltic” for Europe We presume he will return
with agrand and complete new Italian Opera Company.
Mb. Cobbyn is also in Europe securing attractions
for Niblo’s next season.
Bowery Theatre, and National Theatre.
—We may as well make brief mention of these two
establishments under the same head, as we can do no
more than draw attention to the neyer ending per
formance of “ Uncle Tom’s Cabin," at both establish
ments. At the last named theatre, two other moral
Dramas, “ Little Katy," and “ The Gambler,” both of
which we have alluded to before, are played at the af
ternoon performances ; hut “ Uncle Tom” occupies the
attention of crowded houses every evening at both
Barnum’s American Museum.—The pro
duction at this great and popular establishment of
the new and grand Moral Drama called the “Old
Brewery" has met, as might have been anticipated,
With tbe most perfect success. It is carefully and lib
erally put upon the stage, is well acted, and presents
a thrilling picture of Life in New York ia certain
phases thereof. This play is arranged for the stage
from the popular work of the same name, published
by Stringer and Townsend under the auspices of the
Ladies of the Five Point Mission. Go and see it.
George Christy and Wood’s Minstrels.—
“ Lend Her De Sham Money” has been played every
night since it was first brought out, to houses literally
crowded with fashionable audiences, who go away de
lighted with the versatile George Christy’s perform
ance of the difficult part allotted to him in the play.
All the characters, indeed, are excellently well sustain
ed ; but Gecrge is the “ bright particular star” of the
dark galaxy. There can be no wonder that Minstrel
Hall is crowded night after night when such entertain
ments are brought forward. It is a deviation from the
beaten track of stereotyped programmes, that cannot
fail to pay. Why don't Wood purchase the Metropo
litan Hall site, and give us a mammoth house. In his
present premises, albeit they are exceedingly roomy,
be is “ cabined, cribbed, confined.” The popular song
known as “ Man the Life-Boat,” is on the programme
for this week.
Buckle it's Serbnaders,—We have but little
news to report concerning this original and celebrated
Ethiopian Opera Troupe. Their unique and clever
burlesques fill their hall at 539 Broadway to overflow
ing, and tbe “ Bohemian Giri” ia as .popular, if not
even more so, as was its predecessor the “Jullien”
Burlesque, which by the way is also continued every
night. Another novelty, the “ Tickling Chorus" a
companion to the well known “ Laughing Chorus,”
will form one of the features for the present week.
Mr. F. Buckley nightly appears and gives some of his
popular Violin Solos.
At Placide’s Varieties, New Orleans,
Sbakspere’s “ Tempest” was produced on the 23rd of
February, with Mr. Lynne as" “ Prospero," Mr. Biss
ss “ Stephano," Mr. Ho'land as “ Trinculo," Mr.
Howard as “ Caliban," Miss Somers as “ Miranda"
and Mrs. Howard as “ Ariel." A very good cast. We
should like to see the “ Tempest” produced here just
about this time, “ Midsummer Night’s Dream" being
nearly done with.
At the St. Charles in the same city, Mr. Anderson
is playing an engagement.
At the French Opera, they are playing the
“ Prcqkcte," and Mons. Jullien Jis giving Conceits at
Odd Fellows Hall.
Signor Blitz. Our amusing, clever,
tricky, ventriloquial, magical and Canary training
friend has left Stay vesant Institute, and is entertaining
the Brooklynites at present. We shall miss him much
for a while, tor we shall loose one or two evenings of
laughter and merriment every week.
Otto Goldschmidt has written to London
that Jenny Lind haa been compelled by recent occur
rences to abandon her intention of giving a series of
concerts in England.
The “ Pop goes the Weasel” Gallop pub
lished by Horace Waters, is “ danced with a rush”
every where, and the publisher is scarcely able to sup
ply the great demand for copies.
Mbs. Mowatt.—The health of this lady has
much improved at the South. She is playing a bril
liant engagement in Charleston, to fashionable and
crowded houses. On its close, she proceeds to Balti
more, where she is to play one night at Miss Lauba
Keene’s Theiqfee; and commenced an engagement at
Philadelphia, dn the 13 th of March. Afterwards she
will fulfill several engagements at the West, and play
farewell performances in New York and Boston, be
fore taking leave of the stage.
Miss Greenfield (the “Black Swan”) has
been singing at Liverpool.
Look Out.—“ These scene shifters are
singular sort of people” said a friend of ours who got
behind the curtain ’tother night, “ I believe the glaring
light of the lamps plays the deuce with their eyes.”
By no other hypothesis could he account for their al
ways running afoul of strangers who attempted to see
the play from “ the wings.” We remember the first
time we tried it on, a great bullet headed scene shifter,
blind as a bat, knocked the wind out of us and caved
in our hat by dropping a gothic arch upon our head,
which he scarcely apologized for when another blinder
than the first made a sandwich of us by dashing us iu
between a prison gate and ■ a white-washed paiiing.
We thought it sort of singular men should be so blind,
and then,—we asked tire”stage door keeper to let us
out, which he seemed to do with pleasure. Persona
going “ behind” will please notice.— Unionist.
California Theatbicals.—A letter from
San Francisco says :—“ Miss Julia Pelby of Bas ton ia
a great favorite here, and will shortly be married to a
gentleman of wealth and distinction. Madame Anna
Thillon made $9,000 the first week of her engagement.
JamesE. Murdoch, has cleared $40,000 in this country;
he leaves here in June. Mr. Proctor, the actor, leaves
California in the next steamer with $20,000. Madame
Anna Bishop is daily expected. The Rousset family
have cleared over $20,000.”
The Batemen Children left New Orleans on
the 22d February, for California. Among the actors
soon to leave for the land of gold, Miss Julia Dean,
Miss Laura Keene, Mrs. Susan Denin Woodward, Miss
Kate Denin, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Brougham, Mr. Neafie
and others are named. There will be actors enough
in California pretty soon.
Mr. C. W. Hield, of the National Theatre,
Boston, has come into the possession of $20,000, by
the dissolution of tbe Edinburgh Dramatic Fund
Association. His parents, also members of that Asso
ciation, have been the recipients of an equal sum.
They were formerly connected with the Tremont
itr. Peter Richings, and Mita Caroline
Pickings, are treating tbe good people of Cincinnati,
to an English version of Verdi’s Opera of “ Louise
Muller.” Who says this is not musical news ?
Readings at the Brooklyn Institute.— A
select and fashionable audience, numbering some
three hundred or more, assembled at the Brooklyn
Institute, last Wednesday evening, to witness the
debut of Mrs. T. F. Johnson. She was enthusiastically
applauded, and in many respects deserved the warm
approbation. By care and hard study, she will be
able to place herself among the “ stars.”
Mb. Banvard Lectures to night as usual at
the Georama. The subject, the fulfillment of the
prophecies against Egypt will be treated of, illustrated
by the river Nile. Tbe panorama cf the iloly Land
will also be presented.
Jullien in London.—ln London tha Pub
lishers of Juilien’s music publish six Annuals of Jul
lien's Music ; and so popular are his compositions,
that ail of them have a large sale. In point of merit,
and that greatest of all merits, cheapness, Joliie’s great
Jullien book, “ Mlien’s Music for the Million," far
exceeds all the London editions, and its sale has ex
ceeded the whole six put together. The,“ Music for
the Million ’’ is published by Jollie, 300 Broadway,
and every one who has a piano should have a copy of
it. Only one dollar the price.
Dodworth’s Band Ball.— We hopa the
many admirers of this far-famed Band, will not forget
that their Ball comes off at Niblo’s to-morrow evening,
on which occasion a grand musical treat may be ex
Cablington Castle : A tale of the Jesuits.—
By the Author of “ Amy Harrington,” &c. New
York, Bunce & Bro.
As the publishers of this book are of the opinion
hat newspaper readers are net sufficiently dignified
io purchase these publieationa, we shall not waste
time or space with any notice of Carlington Castle,
aither than to say, that it is one of a class of books,
which, in our opinion, had much better lemaiaed in the
writer’s brain than to have been issued forth to the
world in questionable typography, and hyerogliphic
The Dress Maker’s and Milliner’s Guide.
—This beautiful Bi Monthly publication, published
by A. S.iTaylor, at 487 Breadway, is again on our
table. The number for March is oue of the finest we
have yet seen. The Fashion plates are pictures.
They are printed in Paris, from the plates of the
“ Bon Ton." This book will soon become the
Standard of fashion among Dressmaker’s and Milli
ner’s, if ineeed, it is not already so regarded, giving as
it does, a full report of the Paris, London, and Ameri
can Fashions. Accompanying this number of the
“Dressmaker’s and Milliner's Guide,” we have two
full sized patterns of the latest styles of Mantilla, and
one of a Bonnet This part cf the package is a
mystery to us, though a lady friend assures us that
they are just what she wanted.
Putnam’s Monthly for March, contains
New York Daguerreotyped, with wood engraving, il
lustrating the style of private residences found in
Gotham; tbe great Cemetery; Jfen of Character;
Notes from My Knapsack; Valley of the Amazon; the
Cocked-Hat Gentry ; Who was Juliet’s Runaway ;
Visit to the Iron Mountain of Missouri; Gambling
Houses of Paris ; The Enchanted Isles, etc., etc.
Blackwood—Leonard Scott & Go. have
placed on our table tbe American reprint of this ster
ling British magazine.
Livingston’s Law Magazine.—This is a
monthly publication devoted to the elucidation of
knotty questions, for the benefit of the disciples of the
kgal profession. To that class of oar population it is
doubtless an interesting publication; though an old
lady to Yiolicxn lonr oii)—it r j?atirexi«kA.. I£_f lia navf-
with her compliments, saying that she had only read
three pages before she got into a difficulty with one of
her neighbors, and was therefore not disposed to read
any more about law. The number before us contains
a portrait of Secretary Marcy.
The Westminster Review for January has
just been reprinted by Leonard Scott & Co.
The Chemistry of Common Life ; By Prof.
James E. W. Johnson. New York: Appleton & Co.
This is the first number of an interesting serial pub
lication. It contains “ the Air we Breathe; the Water
we Drink ; the Soil we Cultivate, and the Plant we
Godly’s Ladies’ Book.—The March num •
ber of this favorite magazine is an exceedingly inter
esting one. Tbe illustrations are . capital, and the
letter press full up to the mark. In spite of ail rivalry
and opposition, Godey keeps the field and goes for
Tee Illustrated Magazine of Art and
the Potulab Educator.—Alexander Montgomery
sends us the numbers of these works, in continuation.
They are both interesting and useful publications.
“Remembeb ! ”—More than two hundred
years, with all their wondrous changes, have pissed
down the current of time since Charles I. was behead
t d before Whitehall. On that occasion, the unfortu
nate monarch ended his conference with the attend
ant clergyman by pronouncing the emphatic word
“Remember !” There was mystery in the word, aud
it made a deep impression upon the surrounding con
course. Vainly did the hushed throng seek to pene
trate its meaning—the circumstance to which the dis
ciowned potentate alluded. Tbe axe fell, and the se
cret went with the passing spirit into that fir off
land from whence no tidings have yet reashed these
terrestrial shores. We also say Renummber.' but dis
daining all needless mystery or subterfuge, we candid
ly proceed to unveil the matter to which the word
refers. Come life or come death—sink or rain—live
or perish, we will boldly proclaim to the numerous
readers of the Dispatch the subject which is upper
most in cur mind. Yes; we would have all mankind
rementber that Hiram Anderson of 99 Bowery,
sells Carpets, Rugs, Floor OU Clothes, and window
shades cheaper than any other house iu
these United States. That his business has steadily
and rapidly increased, owing to this and other circum
stances, is no marvel to those who know how to draw
an inference. Two additional sales rooms loaded with
the most splendid and elegant samples of European
and American looms proclaim the estimatiou in which
the fabrics and designs in which he deals are held by
the public. It is at ninety-nine Bowery that ladies
most do congregate. There meet face- to face the nut
brown bride from the Western counties, and the fair,
blue-eyed Baltimorean belle, the stately dame from
Long Island, and the elegant connoisseur from Bond
street. There all, iu short, who know anything about
carpets, and.who delight in the fine finish of high art,
the gorgeous beauty, the magnificence, the splendor
which canning hands have wrought out trona nature’s
choice materials—there they gather, one and all, to
look, to admire, and to select—wondering no less at
the beauty of the articles exhibited on so grand a scale
than at the very moderate prices which are charged
for them. That lady who has never seen the inside of
Anderson's Carpet Store, 99 Bowery, we recommend
to the particular notice of P. T. Barnum.
Fine Arts.—The “ National Academy of
Design” will this year give but a single month’s
exhibition. It is to commence on the 22nd of the
present month. This is in consequence of the sale
of the Academy Buildings in Broadway, which have
to be vacated before the first of May. This sale has
relieved the Academy from debt, and left them a
bar dsome fund on hand. From what we heir the
exhibition promises to be rich and excellent, notwith
standing the hurried notice and the brief time.
Speaking of this reminds us of the “New York
Sketch Club" the hand maiden of our National Acad
emy. This flourishing society of which in the early
stages of its existence frequent mention was made
in these columns,' is fast fulfilling the promise held
forth ia its infancy. The number of its regular mem
' bers keeps filled, and the meetings are well attended
by a number of choice spirits, (culled from among our
literary and amateur circles) yclept Honorary mem
bers. The sketches are generally meritorious, and
iu many instances most valuable in design and execu
tion. The regular meetings take place every fort
night, generally at tbe studios of some of the regu
lar members. “A night with the Sketch Club,” a
very clever, poetical, humorous and enigmatical
composition, by Mr. Charles Gaylor, appeared a few
days ago in the “Evening Mirror" and contains a
full, though somewhat mystified set of portraits of
tbe members and a description of the usual “doings”
at a Sketch Club meeting.
Riwabe of Enterprise.—The ladies o
New York have an intuitive knowledge that reaches
and rewards those whose energies are ever devoted
to tbe aggregation of chose textiles which, whether
worn upon the person or employed in contributing to
make the domestic circle attractive and agreeable, in a
manner that must be as gratifying to the seller as the
purchaser. The sale of Wet Silks and Linen Goods at
Columbian Hall, 281 Grand street, fully carries out the
proposition with which we have introduced the reader
to Ibis paragraph. Daring the whole of the past
week—as we have no doubt will be the case the com
ing one —the extensive establishment of S. & M. E.
Towle & Co. was crowded by ladies from far and
near, to make purchases of goods wet, but not damaged,
by the seas, in the recent shipwrecks. These goods,
consisting of every description ot Silks and Linens are
selling off at an average of full forty per cent, less than
jobbers prices 1 As such an offer will perhaps never
again be made, we advise ladies who have not yet
visited the store to be in all haste, or eke bargains,
which they may ever after regret, will elude their
isr We have heard and seen but one opin
ion, verbally and in print, respecting ‘ ’Dr..Dod’s Syrup
of Alumina,” and that opinion is, that, among all the
remedies of the day, patented or otherwise, this has no
equal in the cure of Lung diseases and consumption.
Tbe discoverer of this celebrated “ Syrup” was one of
the most skilful and scientific physicians of the age,
and, considering the vast experience and scientific dis
crimination he brought to bear upon the production of
this remedy, it is by no means a matter of surprise
that its popularity should be increasing.— From the.
Rahway (N. J.) Advocate and Register, February
Dili, 1854.
Our readers will find a certificate ix this day’s paper,
which we have never seen equalled for highly respecta
ble s’gnatnres, and to which we beg to draw their at
tention.—Eds. Despatch.
“Wife and Daughter on the Water.”—
A trip to Brooklyn is both short and pleasant. He
is but a lame traveller who has not gone this voyage.
The danger is trifling—not half so great as the danger
of losing a good bargain, by neglecting to call at the
elegant Furniture store cf Mr. T. Brooks 127 Fulton
street, in that flourishing town. Many ladies cross
the river on purpose to have a look at the beautiful
furniture of Mb.-Brooks, and'they have found him
the fairest man at a bargain whom it was ever their
good luck to deal with. You will get a good article
andyiur money’s worth at 157 Fulton st. Brooklyn.
Weekly Outrages —The following is an
epitomized report of the outrages committed in this
city and vicinity during the past week :
At noon yesterday, just as the plank and lines of the
steamship Baltic were being taken in for her to sail
from the Canal street wharf, a terrible and bloody af
fray took place between one of her hands and an at
tache of the steamship Arctic. It appears that a man
having charge of the Baltic’s pumps, by the name of
Wm. Devine and Simeon Grogan, quartermaster of
the Arctic had a hard fight on the previous day, in
which the latter came off victorious. Tbe injured
party then swore vengeance, and watching his oppor
tunity when the vessel was ready to shove off, he
seized a rough chunk of iron, with which he struck
Grogan a fearful blow on the back of his head, and he
fell prostrate. The blood spirted out as though a vein
had been lanced, and the sufferer was rendered
speechless. Officers McPherson, Latty, Bloomer, and
Bedell were near at hand, and immediately arrested
Devine, and had the wounded man properly attended
to and then conveyed to the City Hospital, where he
lies in a critical condition. The bloodthirsty assailant
was locked up in the Tombs to await .the result of
Groghan’s injuries.
Ahoy named John Finney was on Sunday ’’last ar
rested by officer Lockwood, of the Seventeenth Ward
Police, charged with stabbing George Walker in the
arm and back with a knife, inflicting a severe though
not dangerous wonnd. The accused was taken before
Justice Welsh and held to bail in SI,OOO to answer the
In Brooklyn, on Thursday last. Coroner Ball inves
tigated the circumstances attending the death of John
Spencer, who lost his life on Friday week at the fire
on the corner of Atlantic and Smith streets. Tbe evi
dence went to show the facts in regard to his death,
and further, the Jury found that the fire originated in
premises occupied by William Wilson, and that they
had reason to believe that the fire was caused by said
Wilson. The accused is now in close custody, as is
also his wife, upon the charge, and the case will be
transmitted to the Grand Jury for their action.
Bridget Williams, alias Reberg, the woman who
stands charged by the Coroner’s J ary with hastening
the death of her daughter, Catharine Williams, by
having cruelly beaten her on several occasions, was
arrested on Tuesday night by officer Walsh, of the
Fourth Ward Polk e, on a warrant issued by Coroner
Hilton. She was committed to the Tombs to await an
examination. She said upon her examination that she
had been drinking at the time she committed the as
sault, but had no intention of hurting the child, and
that she did not hit her hard enough to injure her.
On Tuesday morning, about half past 10 o’clock,
Henry Digkmayer, one of the proprietors of the
grocery store, No. 101 Reade*-st., was stabbed
through the heart, by a man named John Wilson.
The parties had been wrestling together, when
Digkmayer got the better of Wilson and threw
him. This so exasperated the latter that he seized a
large meat knife and stabbed Dickmayer to the heart
killing him almost instantly. The murderer was ar
rested, and on Wednesday underwent an examination
before Coroner O’Donnell. His statement was as fol
lows : “ The deceased threatened my life and a
wrestle ensued. The knife was laying on the meat
bench, I picked the knife up meaning no harm in
doing so. He then called me a d—d buggar. We
both met in the store but I did not believe that I had
stabbed him. That is all I have to say. He was then
committed to await his trial for murder.
A man named Patrick McElear, while engaged in a
fight with John, Michael and James Patton, brothers,
in Twenty-seventh st., on Sunday night, was danger
ously stabbed in the back and left side, near the
region of the heart. Tbe weapon used was a large
knife, which is supposed to have been in the hands of
James Patton, who immediately afterward made his
escape. John and Michael Patton, Were arrested by
Officers Powderly and Datnouiine, of the Twentieth
Ward Police, on the charge of being concerned in the
affray which led to the stabbing. The .in jured man
was conveyed to the drag store of Dr. Clowe, who
dressed his wounds and recommended his removal to
the New York Hospital, which was immediately done.
His recovery is considered extremely doubtful by ths
attending physician.
In Brooklyn, on Monday last, a young man was ar
rested on a warrant issued by Justice Smith, on the
charge of indecencies perpetrated in Montague street
some days since, and held ia SSOO bail to appear for
examination. Previous to his arrest, he was assaulted
while passing along Hicks street, by two young men,
who felt themselves aggrieved at his conduct iu
Montague Place, and while inflicting punishment
upon him with a cowhide, were themselves arrested.
They pleaded guilty to the charge, and solicited tima
to procure evidence, which was granted, and Thursday
next fixed on for the examination.
A terrible riot occurred at a late hour on Sunday
night, in a dance house kept by Timothy Connolly,
145 Anthony street, among a large party of vile
characters there congregated. In the course of the
row pistols were fired, and one shot took effect upon
the person of Martin Waters, maiming him in such a
manner that it was found necessary to convey him to
the New York Hospital. The police finally over
powered the rioters, twelve of whom they arrested and
took to the Tombs. Their names are Timothy Con
nelly, Timothy Connelly, Jr., Dennis Sullivan, Corns-'
lies Moriarty, Dennis Sullivan, Timothy Sheban, John
Mahon, Patrick Haggerty, Patrick Shea, Michael
Shea, Patrick Shea, and Michael Lane. They were
all committed to the Tombs in default of SSOO bail
Fatal Accident.-., Sudden Deaths, etc.—
During the past week the following fatal accidents,
sudden deaths, and suicides, have occurred in this city
and vicinity:
Mary Maher died at No. 73 Washington street, from
the effects of burns accidentally received by her falling
upon a red-hot stove.
A man, named John Ronan, was killed by accident
ally falling down the hatchway of the ship Vanguard,
lying at the foot of Market street.
An infant son of Thomas Trimble died at No. 3 Wa
ter street, Brooklyn, and the Coroner’s jury returned a
veidict of “ death from want and exposure.”
A child, named Margaret Delabanty, 3J years of
age, died at No. 309 Delancey street, from burns acci
dentally received from her clothes taking fire.
A lad, named John Cahill, 13 years of age, died at
the corner of Montgomery and Division streets, from
the effects of hurts accidentally received by being run
over by a railroad car at Dobbs’ Ferry.
The Coroner was called to hold an inquest upon the
dead body of a female infant, which had been born at
sea, on board tbe bark May Flower, but died shortly
before the vessel arrived In this port. An old sailor,
who had been in the habit of burying the dead at sea,
threw the child overboard before the coroner was noti
fied, under the impression that be outraged no law in
'so doing. Tbe body,, however, instead of falling in the
water, landed in a long-boat that lay alongside. The
jury returned a verdict of deatja from constitutional de
bility, caused by premature birth.
A child, two years old, named Mary Ann Larner,
died at No. 245 East Fourteenth street, from scalds ac
cidentally received by upsetting a pan of boiling water
over her person.
A child, two years old, named Maximilian Hay,
met its dsath at 133'Goerek street, by accidentally
falling out of a three-story window.
A little boy, about eight years of age, lost his life at
the distillery of Mr. Wood, on the corner of Flushing
and Franklin avenues, Brooklyn, by being crushed
under a large feed box.
The UDrlji.nf Ctan Tracy was found in
Navy street, Brooklyn, near the Waliabout burying
ground. It was . scertained that he died in an appo
letic fit.
An aged woman named Mary Hanratty died at 161
East Eleventh street, from hurts accidentally received
by falling down stairs.
A child of parents named O’Donnell, residing in
Water street, near Adams, Brooklyn, fell from a third
story window upon the pavement beneath, on Mon
day, ahd was instantly killed.
A child, fourteen months old, named John Madden,
died at 258 East Eleventh si root, from scalds acciden
tally received on the loth ult.
A little girl, between two. and three years of age,
whose parents reside in Hudson avenue, near York
street, Brooklyn, died from burns accidentally re
ceived during the temporary absence of its mother.
A child named George Oakworth, between two and
three years of age, died at 137 Goerck street from con
vulsione, superinduced by scalds accidentally received.
Wm. B. Thorne died suddenly at No. 47 North Third
street, Williamsburgh, from disease of the heart.
Mr. Michael Rooney, aged 82 years, died at 369 East
Sth street, irom tbe effects of a fall accidentally re
A man named Samuel Shiers committed suicide at a
house at the junction of Union avenue and Tenth st.,
Willianiebnrgb, by cutting his throat with a razor. No
cause assigned.
A young woman, whose relatives reside in Utica,
N. Y., attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday by
jumping overboard from out of the South Ferry boats,
while nearing the slip on this side. She was rescued
by the boat hands and her necessities attended to.
The cause appears to have emanated from the loss of
her husband, ill health, no means of support, and a
reluctance to return depi ndent on her mother. A sub
scription was opened in her behalf.
A woman named Mary Ana Dean attempted to de
troy herself on Wadnesday evening by taking lauda
inm. She was'conveyed to the Second District Sta
tion House, and by the aid of a powerful emetic waa
restored to consciousness, and is doing well. Last
summer she was prostrated by'eun-stroke, and haa oo
asionaily since shown evidences of tin unsettled state
of mind.
Important Meetings During the Week.—
Below we publish a brief report of a number of inter
esting meetings which have taken place during the
Another Ferry' Ind’gnation Meeting took place at
the Odeon, in Williamsburgh, on Friday evening. The
report of the committee appointed at the last meeting
was accepted, and adopted unanimously. The action
of she committee was not made clear in the report, as
they were not at liberty to make known as yet the re
sult of their interviews with the Brooklyn Union Ferry
Company. It was stated that George Law was en
gaged in. the projected new ferry company, and that
he was prepared to give the monopoly as much oppo
sition as they wanted. It was further intimated that a
new ferry would be in running older before the first of
Mi-.y next. During the evening, a humorous song, en
titled “ Ferry Accommodations,” written by Mr.- Wm.
Fry, of AViliiamsburgh, was sung bv Mr. Babcock, to
the tune of “Jordan am a bard Road io Travel.”
Some of the light-fingered gentry were present, a gen
tleman named Waterman having had his pocket picked
of a gold'watch worth SBO.
A meeting cf persons interested in the formation of
the “ American and Foreign Emigrant Protective and ■:
Employment Society,” was held on Wednesday at the
new Bible House, Astor Place. Asa D. Smith, Esq.,
took the Chair. The merits of the proposed society
were discussed by Messrs. Noble, S. Robinson, Forbes,
How, Wellington, Litchfield and Congley. A resolu
tion was unanimously adopted, That'an Association
should be at once formed, called “ The American aud
Foreign Emigrant Protective aad Employment Socie
ty.” Tbe meeting then adjourned. The object of this
society is to procure situations for unfortunate emi
grants, and to protect them on landing, from the im
positions of tbe hordes of sharpers who crowd our
wharves. A subscription of $2 yearly by a private
family, $4 by a hotel, $8 by a manufacturing company
and sl2 by a railroad company, shall entitle all such
to .become members of the Association and to be pro
vided with the. help they may require for the year.
Others not wishing to become members may choose a
servant from the registry, by paying a fee of fifty
cents for each domestic. No charge made to appli
A meeting of the ten regiments of the N. Y. Volun
teers took place at French’s Hotel on Thursday last
lhe object of the meeting was stated by the chair
man, who said that during the war the money allowed
tor rations to the officers was twenty cents per day,
whereas the fact was, it cost at times from 30 cents to
$1 25 per ration. The object was to obtain additional
rations to those which were allowed. On motion a
committee cf three were appointed to draft suitable
resolutions expressive of the meeting. Major Kim
ball, Lieut. Howard, and Capt. Walker were appointed
said Committee. On Motion, Gen. Barnett was added
to said Committee. The meeting then adjourned.
A meeting of the body known as The Working Men’s
League, was held on Wednesday evening, at Richter
e sub J ept the meeting was to protest against
the Nebraska bill. About 500 Germans were present.
Mr. Veechoni in the chair, and Mr. Weber as secretary.
The President explained the object of the meetins, and
read resolutions condemnatory of the bill. Messrs.
Weidsmeyer, Richter, Poitcher, Supp, Forrsch, Schie
bel and others addressed the meeting. A letter was
read from the Polish Democratic Society, concurring
in the objects for which the meeting was called. —
Speeches were made by Drs. Heiner aud Ebelsbacher,
attei which the resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Another meeting was held on Tuesday evening, at
Hermitage Hull, to protest against the removal of
the dead from the Methodist burial ground corner of
First street and 2d Avenue, Smith Hicks, Esq., in the*
ch ail’. Speeches were made by Drs. Peck and Fish,
who were followed by Messrs. Grunley, Myers, Olney
and others, after which the meeting adjourned to Mon
day evening, March 11.
Quite a large and enthusiastic meeting of Williams
burgh, opposed to the Nebraska bill, Was convened at
the Odeon, ia that city, on Tuesday evening last. The
meeting was organized by choosing Mr. J. H. Bowie
President, Mr. N. Briggs and others Vice Presidents.
A letter was read from Hon. W. H. Seward; suitable
resolutions were adopted, and after speeches from the
Rev. E. S. Porter, E. D. Culver, and Mr. George
E. Baker, the meeting adjourned.
A mass meeting of the Journeymen House Carpen
ters was held oa Monday evening, at Convention Hall,
Wooster st., to consider the propriety of asking an in
crease of wages, when, after much discussion, it was
resolved on demanding an advance of one shilling per
day on last year’s prices.
At a meeting of the Williamsburgh
Board of Education, held at the City Hall, last night,
Mr. Demarest in the chair, it was decided that tha
annual examination of the Public Schools should oaiib
mence on Friday next, and continue of Mondays ana
Wednesday’s till completed. For a report submitted
by Mr. Broach, we learn that 11,853 children now
attending schools of the three wards of Williamsburgn
an increase of 803 over last year.
Startling Developments Concerning a
Case of Arson.—An attempt was made on Monday
right to burn down two buildings in Second Place,
Brooklyn, which were saved from destruction by fire
on Friday week. Shavings saturated with turpentine
were placed in the closets and under the stairs, aud

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