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THE BUSINESS WORW,
Subtebbanban Uavebns. —The days of TO
matco have not utterly departed. Modem civilization
has not yet (succeeded in stripping ua of subterranean
haJl. ? as d damp receptacles of costly ware;’. Bat Hhum
Anderson, < f 99 Eo* ery, has not yet saen the necessity ef
Bto’.i g his beautiful Carpets, Rugs, and Window Shades
ur.</. r udc, ai.dha-u« frail and delicate forms into
those cark and dismal excavations, till his customers
might >U;se tfcey were teirg taken into {: the Domdaniel
Caverns wider the rcorg of ti e sea.” so eloquently de
scribed by Southey in his Thalaba. His tfen magniacent
sales rcoiu? are above the surface of the earth, and as he
*h»ajs expects to act fairly and above board, he does not
3 set hi- victors to crcwliug about under the earth liks so
B>any bjolcp and grab verms. When his tn sales rooms
are ovtndciked. h* will get ten more of the same kini
Sooner than place his cu-tomers in a po; ition to excla'm :
<• Thus far into the bowels tf the earth have we marched
on I” He d*ems the sun light quite good enough for tho
inb pref ion of his puperb Royal Wilton, Aubusson, Brus
sels, Turkey, JMaHion, Axminster, and Royal Velvet Cs r
?ets. to goy nothing of hie beautiful. Oil Cloths, R igs, Ta
le, and Piano Covers. Window Shades, Stair Carpetings of
ever,- peering varie'y, Stair Rods, etc , etc. If you would
gee a brau’-ifnl article sold at an .%-toai.-hL’gly low price,
lock at bi- Three-Ply and Twilled Vene'ian Stair Carpet
ing. Ur . Hirarc. Anderson, like Hiram, of old, deals ia
Bplerdid and beautiful materials ; but the Ancient Hiram
wan King of Tyre, and there the resemblance ends, for
there fc no tire about Hiram Anderson in hie endeavors to
supply the American public with the most magnificent
C&rpeis that can be produced in his own country or
brought from over pea His enterprise has net gone un
rewarded. His diligence bai been duly appreciated, and
the pi oof lies in the fact that by far the greater part of
the e'egant mansions in our city are adorned with Car
pets, Rugs, and Window Shades, from his far-celebrated
Establishment. Do you think we insert his long adver
tDenjents for ncthieg? Wh*re <’oea he gat the moaey to
pay for them? Teri thousand voices reply like the roar
ing of many waters—“ From us —from us /”
Now is thb Time to procure one of those
- beautiful Carpets which are sold so low by Messrs. Peter
son & Humphrey on the corner of Broadway and White
Str> et. 1 his convenient stand is the place for those to
yurcba* e who wish to csxpet their Houses on the first of
May Don’t neglect the opportunity, as they are selliag
the most splendid articles at prices which astonish all in
q irers. Their elegant-establishment is on the corner of
Broadway and White street, where all comers will meat
wi h getd bargains, gcod articles, and fair dealing.
Ten Thousand Dollaksto one Cent that
elegant Hits got out for Spring wear by Bancker,
of 486 Breadway, are destined to bee:me all the rape.
For lightness, durability, and beauty, they bear away tne
palm. The elegant establishment of Bmcker is at 486
Biosdway, wheie will be found everything in the Hat line
which the most fastidious taste caa oesire.
Ths Hudson River. —Among tho objects
to be teen rear the margin of this river which are worthy
the attention of persons of taste, is >he be6u :iful assort
ment of goods kept by Mr. John Greason at 261 Greenwich
street—Window Shades in landscape style Floral, Scrolls,
and Gold borders, Vases. Paper Hangings, L';ce an i &hw«
Jin Curtains, and everything elegant and tasiy in hia line
of burixees is kept at 261 Greenwich street
Gukney and the Sun are etill working for
the public The best likenesses are taken at hia celebra
ted rooms in Broadway. To fere is to believe. Walkup
and look at somr of his capital productions. If to see tho
face ft one’s friend is an object, haw much more to see
one’s own face 1 Gurney will give.it to you in the best
fityle.
Winbow Shade Manufacturers. Lace
Curtains. Cornices, &c.— Kelty & Ferguson are
extern iye Windew Shace theSutes, and
64 Reace ft, an iimeuce flock, which tney are offering
at a very email sdv.-nce e-n the cost of
Als-. ?- large -lock of Lace Cariains, Gilt Cornices, Dam
ask, &c., f elling off at auction prices.
All!; n-> of S << s made to ord r. A choice lot of gold
border Shades on hand for city trade, cheap.
Parisian the Crystal Palace
Fir fit Prize Medal Millinery, 111 Canal street. Mrs. Cripps
with much pleasure announces to ner patrons in New
Ycrk and vicinity* ‘hat she will optma select stock of
•I ( r<ncfa and America* Millinery on Monday next, 3d mat,
when she v»ill be happy to receive visitors.
New. is the Time. The Upholstery of
Messrs A. M. & R Davies’ b»s long been celeb'aftfl tor its
excellence, end the cheapness at which it is afforded.
They are now (-eiiing off at the lowert rates, aa they in’
tend to move on the tr.-tof May, and a jarn chance is
thus given to all who wi.-.h to lay io a capital stock of fur
niture, such as is to be found at 397 Broadway.
Gutting and Bbeckenbidgr. —lt is asserted
that Mr. Cuttfrg is a gcod fhot. We don’t see why men
want to run the ri«k of going out of the world, when they
cad get such gc< d bread ae that which Treadwell sells at
60 Caamine street. If the two Congressmen had eaten
seme of this Bread before they went to the Capitol, they
would have been fcet:er natured.
The Splendid Effects produced by the use
of Gourlud'B ceemfetics, bis S. ap, Lily White, and other
exce: *o; applications to the skin have induced the ladies
to patroniz? bis pJa«e extensively. Nor the least in ira
pcrtance are his Pcudres Subtile-;, which remove super
• lino uh hair and are celebrated, all over the country. 67
Walker stieet, near Broadway, the great Temple of
Beauty.
Ghastly and Gbim.— Those who Wish to
Sup full (f horrors can gratify themselves by visiting the
Ai?atomic»l Museum in Broadway.* You who deem it
viie to lead a life of pleasure, go tee the sting which plea
cure leaves behind. .There, at the Anatomical Mussum,
vice has writlen her own biography in a language which
all can understand. Go, thote who need the lesson. .
Ail of One Opinion. —There is no discord
ance in the fentimf nJ < of the public on the subject of
Twtetfi are chips of the old block. There never wai but
one pert-on braid to depute the quality of Currier’s bread,
and it was fou; d upon inquiry that he had mistaken ttrfe
cumber. Currier keeps at 205 Greenwich street.
Thebe is only one Espenscheid in the Di
recto) y, and there h only one E-peuscheid known to tho
public as a man deserving of universal applause. All
heads that are worth covering at all. goto EipenacheiJ,
of 118 Natsau street, and try on o.e of his superb Hats.
Look at bis article for Spring wear, and if you can resist
them, you ought to ba\e b«en in AdA’a place for you
would have minted the persuasions of the lovely Eve.
IhißE Light fcr the People. —Those sle
gent Chaudeliers and Gas Fixtures at the store of Archer,
Warner & Co , No 370 8.-oadway, are attracting tb« at
teniicn of ail pedestrians in the fathionrfble thoroughfare.
Agocdarti le m&y be obt; i. cd ata iow price at this great
fountain of light, No 370 Broadway.
Sans Souci. —Much curiosity has been mani
fested to know who Monsieur SansSoud is. Some e apposed
him to be a foreign count; otaers suspected that ha was
an emissary from St. Petersburgh. He puts up at the
correr of West and Spring streets, ia the capital Hotel of
Mr. Page. He is famous for taking his ease and enjoying
, the good thixu sci this life free from care and distrac
tion, with All those mesns and appliances for solid com
fort which are found nowhere in greater profusion than
at Psge’s first-rate Hotel, oxx the corner of Spring and
Wett stieets.
Money and Account Books worth pre
eerving, aid if sty body knows of anytnwg bettar for the
purj.Obfe than t.hCfee noble Safes sold by Mr. Robert M.
Patrick, he will please cad at this olios immediately.
These safes have passed through the fiery ordeal iad have
undergone a most thorough trial. “Seek for fire in ice,
daibncts in the blaze of fungbine,” but seek not for
scorched ppeib in the Safes of Robert M. Patrick. 192
Pearl street.
Fourth cf July. -One description of Crack
ersi6 re used principally on the Fourth of July ; but the
Cxabkers made b- Schoonmaker, Nd. 219 Fulton’street, are
used at all times of the year, and by thousands of peop-e
' TGftevt-iy nation, station,. shade, and complexion. As
Schoonmaker cot fines himself solely to trie baking of
Crackers, he has attained to perfection in his tn t, and the
best eating to be g<*t, now-a days, ia found in these capi
tal productions of Schoonmaker at 219 Fulton street.
Feabful Signs in the Mediterranean. —A
celebrated Prof' PFor fees cau.e to believe that the Medi
terranean Sea will beetrnr.- a gulf and encroach upon the
land. There has been some ulk about the matter in car
tain circles, but it has given way to a more interesting
thtrnfe—those splendid and elegant Carpets sold by Messrs.
Fwira & Lounsberry, No. 456 Broad,vay, a little below
G ai.'; street. ?he cuperb acsortment of Carp-ts for sale
at this great and celebrated establishment have, at length,
aroused rhe attention of our mr txopoiitan housekeepers
The excellence < f their goods, the low price at which
they are afforded, and their polite and attentive mode
of treating their frierids who honor them with a call, has
given to this hous« a reputation second to none ia the
country—4s6 Broadway
A Gbeat National Kaleidoscope.— Every
ftrsnge, new, splendid, and sparkling variety of Toys,
Bijous, Garnty l , and Curiosities always on hand at Tut
tir s Grand Emporium, No. 345 Broadway. 'Tis there ;
the young people mott do congregate for the purposes of
trace and amusement. Those nameless and unheard of
wonders greet ihtir longing eyes, while happy mothers
loosen their purse-stringa to gratify their little ones with
all sno every thing that tiu-ir hearts can desire. Atten
tive salesmen wait the pleasure of their little friends,
and .-re gl»d to show them through the extensive assort
ment at 345
‘‘Killing no Mubdeb.” —Somebody got out
a book with this title daring the days of the Protecto
rate in Ergi&r d. Oliver read the book and was never at
Tf«t alter ware's, ana yet the numerous modem facilities
for setting aside obnoxious persons were not then in
vogue. A pretry coll-ction of those terrible instruments
of destruction are to be seen at 205 Broadway. Knives,
Daggers, Rifles, and r very thing in this peculiar line,
known as the Mafston Arms, there frown in terrible array
and bid defiance to highwaymen, and
other gentl . men who expect to live by pocketing thehon
i£t gains of other men 205 Broadway.
Everybody Satisfied. —No complaint ia
made by these who buy Furniture of Simpson, No 89
Bevery. Ke keeps an elegant stock, ami makes it a
point to sell as cheap as anyoody etee in the city. Those
try him once n.rt- sure to come br.ck, like a bad peeny,
and dfEard a fresh supply cf hia stv eif good*. Those
who desire to lay in Furniture for the first of May will
find it to their interest to lay siege to Simpson’s Bureaus.
Tables, and whatever other elegant articles they may
nted. Remember, 89 Bo wiry. •
A Finished Gentleman. —When you see a
man going along the street, headup, smiling and pleasant
to all bis acquaintances, with a’coat fitting his form as if
he was born with it on, you miy be pretty certain that ha
goth’s clothes made at the tine Establishment of Mr.
Edward T. Hackett, No 106 Fultbn street. Mr Hackett
. is a fair man to deal with, and the Clothing which is fur
nished by him will prove all that it pretends to be.
Comfortable Discourse with the Public.
—lf we were going to hold a confidential conversation
* with our good friends, the public we should advisa them
to step into Chroucheron’s at 221 Greenwich street, aad
examine the Spring Dry Goods there offered for sale. La
dies will find an choice Dry Gcods at
Chroucheren’s, which will command their wannest ad
miration, and when we add that great bargains hive
been made there, fc-r the last four weeks, we trust that
enough has been said to send quite a comfortable supply
of thu fair stx to 221 Greenwich street.
Accident on the East River.— A lady in
the feiry beat was quite insonsolablc’ the other day on
account of an accident that had happened to a beautiful
table which she was bringing to the city. Everybody
admired the article, and was sorry for the lady. Oa in
quiry we found that this 6ne table came from the store
of Mr. T. Brooks, 127 Fulton street, Brooklyn, where may
always be found all kinds of excellent Furniture at the
very lowest prices. Now is the thus to secure good bar
gains and furnish your house for the first of May.
“Three Übh.b: for the Ladies!” cried the
chairman of a meeting in Ireland, Chairs for
three ladies *ho had just entered the saloon. Tae gal
lant Hibernians gave three loud cheers which nearly lifted
the roof from the building. The best Chairs for the la
dies. ar.d all others *hat we have seen, are to be found at
Commkrford s. No. 452 Broadway. He has su elegant
Btcck to select from, md his prices are extremely low.
A Great Chance for SewingWomsn. —To
tailoreites*, ehoe and gaiter fitters, bhirt makers, and
sewing women generally. >ll persons who are caoable of
procuring goud work, aud who wish to'obtain the"advan
tages of the best sewing machine in use, and to pay for
tke sane by the profite of the maehiae, can make an ar
rbrgenitnt by which, retaining for thbir support the foil
amount of their present earnings, they can, in a ehurt
time, becimethe owner of a xeeing machine. Applica
ti- n may be made to the clerk in the office of I M Singer
& Co., No. 323 Breadway
Sflekdid New Spring Goods Just Opened !
; —SOO ctjfes new Spring Goods direct from auction, are
now ready for exhibition at G M. Bodine’s 323 Grand st.,
cor. Orchard, where ladies will find the most complete
•fsoituent of Plaid, Brocade, P ain and Striped Silks,
Brcche, Cashmere, and Crape Shawls, that can ee found
in this city. Ako, the greatest assortment of Ladies’
'Dresi Goods, French hams, D? B»ge, Poplins, Chalies,
Bvreges, Plaids, Printed Jackoaets, Lawns, Ghambries,
Foulard Silks, DeLains, &c , ail of which will be sold at
the very lowest prices.
New Styles .of Carpeting consisting of
Velvet, Tapestry, Bruseels, Aubcssun, 3 Ply, lograin, and
Venetian Carpet* at J. Hyatt’# Carpet* Warehouse, No. 94
Bowery. Brussels Carpeting, 8s to 10a. 6d.; 3 Ply Bs. 6d.
to 9s> ; Superfine Ingrain «s. to 6s. 6;.; good Ingrain, 3s.
Ss. 6d. to 4a ; English Oil Cloths 1 to 8 yards wide, 3s. to
10s, per yard ; Printed and Embossed Piano and Table
Covers cheap. J. Hyatt 94 Bowery.
Extra Pay and Bounty Lands to U. S.
- Navy Sailors and Marjnbs and U. S Soldiers and to the
Widows and Hmks qv Such — We particularly recomrn-nd
Mil interested in the above, to apply to our friend Edward
Ebq., late Purser U. S. Navy, 67 Wall-st., for such
pay or Uni’s. See hia advertisement in another column
of this paper.
.Dispatch Job Printing Office, No. 22
Beekman Street.— Every description of Job Printing exe
cuted in the best style, at the shortest notice, cheap for
cash.
OUR BOOK TABLE.
Messis. Long & Brother, whose removal
to their new marble front store in Nassau street, we
noticed last week, have received, and will continue to
receive, in advance, Godey'a Book and Grahams Mag
azine, two of the Lett and most popular magazines
published in the United States. The April numbers
ot these Mgazines are fully equal to their preeeceasors.
On our table we find the following
works, which we regret our inability at this time to
do more than give the titles: “The Theory and
-j Practice of Medicine “ Alcohol and the Constitu
tion of Man:” “Portraits of Eminent Americans;”
Part 1., Vo!. IV.; ' A Treatise on Growing Tobacco in
fl e United States, adapted chiefly to the Middle and
N'rthern States;’ “The Fortune Hunter, a Novel of
N.w York Society;” “The Secretary, cr Substantial
Evidence;” “The Miser’s He r, or The Young Million
aire;” ■ Tie Propie’s Journal;” “Cbamb.r’s Journal;”
“The Kr.ii kerlxxker;” “ Black wood;” “Putnam;”
and lhe "New York Monthly.”
OFFICE, 22 BEEKMAN STREET.
KEW IWR.B, SUS»4V W9B, AP&3. 2,1854.
Price Four Cents—Notice I
We desire hereby to notify all whom it may concern,
that on and after Sunday next, April Sth, the price of
the SUNDAY DISPATCH wifi be FOUR
CENTS A COPY.
There are several reasons, which, together, compel
us at this time, to make an advance of a penny in the
pr ice of the Sunday Dispatch— which, when fairly un.
derstood by the public, we doubt not, will satisfy our
subscribers and readers of the necessity and propriety
of this step. Among these, wo may call attention to
the fact that the price of Printing Paper has, during
the last ton years, gone from 9 a 10 cts. per lb. up to
12j als cents; Printers’ Wages, from 25 to 32 cents
per 1,000 erne; Rents h ive more than doubled ; and
every article, and description of manual and mental
labor has, during the past year, advanced in the same
ratio. In 1846, our rent was only s2so—now we have
to pay within a fraction of $2000! The paper we used
during the first year of the Dispatch's existence cost
us but $3 50 a ream, while the quality we ought to use
now, is worth $7 50, and that which we do use costa
a trifle over $7 a ream. We have taken the trouble to
prepare a table showing the difference of our expenses
in 1848 and 1854. We take this as preferable to an
earlier'period, because we were then in fall operation.
To go farther back, would show a more striking con
trast still. Oar circulation in IBJB was, of bourse, far
below what it is now, but for the purpose of drawing
the comparison fairly, we have assumed that our circa,
lation was the same then that it is at the present time
It is also proper to state, that by increasing the size of
the Dispatch, we had increased the price ia 1848 to
$4 00 a ream, instead of $3 50, the price at which we
started :
WEEKLY EXPENSES.
lams o/Expense _ lßss . 1848 . Increase.
X’aner per week 5490 90 5280 00 5210 00
Type Setting “ “ 190 00 '4O 00 80 00
Editors A Conti ibutors “ “ 150 00 SO OJ 120 SO
Presswork “ “ 112 00 42 00 70 00
Clerks aad other help “ “ - 47 00 700 40 00
Rent “ “ 39 liO 500 34 09
Light an ifr.ol / “ “ 15 00 400 11 .9
Incidental Expenses ' “ “ CO 00 10 00 40 09
Telegraphic News “ “ 15 00 00 15 09
SIO3B 00 $4lB 00 $620 00
While we have put down the figures in round
numbers, in the above table, we do not believe the ao.
tual figures from the books would vary S2O either way,
except that we have been compelled to assume that
we printed as many papers in 1848 as we do now, to
show the actual difference in the cost then and now.
What we desire to illustrate is this : that six years ago
~we could have
uo now jvi six iiMiarca wna iieeniy aouars (ess titan it
now costs us. The Dispatch, it is true, is larger now
than it was at that time, but the difference in the cost of
paper at the then prices would only have been $l4O.
All the rest of the items are correct as they stand.
Taking off the additional coat of paper according to
the increase in size, it would still make our increased
expenses at the present time S4BO a week, over and
above the rates of 1848. With all this enormous in.
eiease in expenses the price of tho printed paper has
remained at three cents a copy.
For the last five months it has cost us an average of
over S3OO a week more for the getting up o! an edition
of the Dispatch than has been received for the sales
of the paper ; or in other words we tiaoe given to 'our
readers about more than we received front them tnre'
turn for the Dispatch. “But where do you get this
S3OO to give away every week ?” asks a curious fi
nancier. From cur advertising. And to make both
ends meet ws have for a long time been obliged to
crowd our columns with these business matters until
it has become a matter of serious complaint with thou-'
sands of our readers. Often, too, we have Seen forced
to take advertisements that should not have appeared
in our columns bad it not been for the necessity ot
meeting this drain upon our exchequer. These diffi
culties we now propose to remedy. After our present
contracts for advertising expire, we propose to limit
the space allotted to business matters, and likewise' to
discriminate as to the character of advertisements
hereafter admitted into our cotamns.
A word or two as to the justice of increasing the
price of ourpaper. Wages, salaries, prices of material,
rents, provisions, &c. &c., have all advanced. The
size of the paper too has been increased. Why then
should we not get a proportionate increase to enabl
ns to meet mr expenses ? If there is any reason, w
> ... i. . .i... t . .... —— w,juj njc"urirev ■
the people of this city want any man to “ work for
nothing and find himself”, for their, benefit. The
public never grumble at paying a fair price for an
article thej want, and we have the variety to believe
we have, and can still, continue to make the Dispatch
just that article. If we cant, why as a matter o
course—four cents—three cents, or even a single
penny can’t be coaxed from the public pocket. Every
article of commerce is worth just what it will b ring in
the market, whether it'be a bale of cotton, a barrel
of flour, cr a newspaper. The merits of all these arti.
cl'es are correctly valued by the public demand for
them. By this rule, the Dispatch will be tried and a
proper verdict rendered. So far as we are concerned
we have no fears aa to the result of that decision. We
shall make a paper worth the price we ask for it, and
put it into the market marked “ four cents a copy,”
and leave the rest tq the reading portion of our people.
We don't ask any man’s “ywtronage,” and never did.
We don’t like the word. It don’t belong to a free
country or aa intelligent people, where talent and
enterpiize are unfettered and untrammelled. While
we are ambitious to enjoy the good opinion of the
people, we can never come before them hat in hand,
asking as a matter of favor to be “ lie! vied along.” All
we ask is a ciear field and a fair fight, and if we don’t
maintain our ground, in the language of a distinguished
statesmen, we will admit that “to the victors belong
the spoils I”
Perhaps, if the last increase in the price of Print
ing Paper had not taken place, we might have kept
jogging all.ng at three cents for a while longer,'on
the principle we have been doing for the last five
months. But that advance, yifa the assurance on
the part of the paper makers, that it must go up still
higher, settled tee knotty question for us, aad we
at once decided to increase the price of the Dispatch
one cent, without regard to what any of our neigh
bors might do in the premises. We are perfectly satis
fied, however, that all the Daily aad Weekly papers
of cur city will in a short time have to do one of two
things: either increase their prices or cut down the
size of their
which we have every reason to anticipate, they will
be cc mpelled to resort to one or the other of these ex
pt dients, if they desire to rt-tnain above grouitl. In
deed, the proprietors of thg leading dailies have fora
long time been seriously debating the propriety ot in
creasing the the prico of their papers; and we know
that several of the Weeklies are preparing to advance-
The only thing that has’ kept half the papers of the
city alive at all, during the past year, has been the
prosperous condition of our business men, and the con-.
sequent large amount of advertising done by them in
publications. A single bad season of advertising
would be sufficient to break down maay of these
papers. As matters now stand, they are giving to
their subscribers hundreds of dollars every day, at the
expense of advertisers. They are in fact paying peo
ple for taking their papers. This is a dangerous
game, and one which we do not believe they will fol
low up much longer. The principle is a bad one, aud
so far aa we are concerned we have determined to
abandon it, to a certain extent at least. Every tub
should stand on its own bottom. If the people want
a good article they should pay what it costs to pro
duce it.
Our subscribers and readers' will therefore be pleas
ed to consider the Sunday Dispatch on a “strike,”
after the issue of thia number of the paper. Taking
the size of the paper aad the cost of getting it up
into consideration, we think we ought to have six
pence a copy, but as we are always willing to “oetn
promiee,” we beg to say that we will be satisfied with
four cents, for the purpose of arranging the matter
amicably.
The Tax List of 1854—Tremen
dous Increase of Assessments!
Either our city is growing rich very fast or our As
sessors have made souse wonderful discoveries this
year, of heretofore concealed property. In 1852 the
total asees-sed value of the real and personal property
of the city was $351,706,795. This was increased by
the united efforts of the Assessors and Tax Coonnis
sicnerslast year, to $413,686,932—0r about sixty two
millions more than the previous year! As will be seen
by the following table, which gives the totals of tho
assessments of the different Wards just completed,
a stiU'furtkcr increase in value ef about ninety millions
cf dollars has been put upon the taxable property of
the city. The following table shows last year’s assess
ment, as compared with that for 1854. If all the As
sessors had carried but the idea of assessing the prop
erty of the various Wards at its fall value, the increase
would ho doubt have exceeded one hundred millions.
J«»t think of it—after skipping all the business done
in the city by persona residing out of the county, there
is still five hundred millions of dollars’ worth of prop
erty left to be put under tribute to the city tax gather
er ! While these figures strike terror to the tax payer
it is nevertheless gratifying to oqr local pride to find
our city growing rich so fast. The tax payer need
not be alarmed if the assessments have been equally
increased all over the city. There is only so much
money to be raised by tax, and it matters not whether
his property is valued at one or two thousand dollars
so long as he is only called upon for the same amount
of cash by the Receiver of Taxes. If the property
was rated lower, percentage would be higher; aad
when the valuation is put up the rate must come do wa
it is about six of one and half a dozen of the other.
WARDS. 1853 1854
Fir5t80,927,193 105,229,730
Second, .... 23,603,957 32,745,000
Third, 29,207,246 31,325,196
Fourth, 10.592 114 *II.OOO 000
Fifth, 15,523,653 18,496,241
Sixth, 11,221,464 10,928,994
Seventh, .... 15,086,875 16,399,818
E'B h tb> 17,197,815 18,441,550
Ninth, 14 480,543 14,473,193
Tenth, 8,932,150 9,199,850
Eleventh, .... 7,783 851 7,821.960
Twelfth 6,486.772 9,755 388
Ibirteelb 5,462,858 5,829,605
Fourteenth, . . . 11,485 054 12 200 734
Filteenth 37,878,829 44,878,829
Sixteenth, . . . 14,758,11'8 17 530 302
Seventeenth,. . . 17,559.180 18 166 324
Eighteenth, . . . 56,707,855 45,804 450
Nineteenth, . . . 17,432,000 9 690 660
Twentieth, . . . 11,349,400 13£40j;D0
Twenty-fust,. . . 28,539,265
Twenty-second . . 13,842,916
■ 413,686,932 496,149,615
♦Estimated, Retnrcs not made.
Mike Walsh vs. our Washington Oorrrs
tondent. —The Herald persists in ascribing to th
Hon. Mike Walsh, the authorship of our Washington
correspondence. But we submit to the editor of tha
pater that it is neither just or proper to put a man’
name to an article without his consent. There is ba
very little difference between putting a man’s name t
a note of hand for so much money, or signing his name
to tentiments he may net entertain. Again, we should
like to know what particular point there is in crediting
a letter copied from the Dispatch to “A Sunday paper?”
Whenever we have had occasion to say anything about
the Herald ot its editor, we have tried to be just. We
can hardly think that the editor of the Herald would
really stoop to such paltry work purposely, as it is not
Jong since that paper copied one of these same letters
and gave the proper credit.
King Oscar oi Sweden, has ordered a
golc medal to be struck in honor of Lieut. M. F. Maury
of the United States Navy. It is to be made of gold’
coin, at the Swedish Mint. On one side of the medal
will be a likeness of the king, and on the other a Latin
inscription, with the name of the distinguished object
ol the commeit.
SSy- Gov. Sejmour, ot this State, on Fri
day sent a veto message to the Legislature, in which he
cisapprovr-H of the act recently passed prohibiting the
tale of intoxicating liquors.
Land Tenures.
Our article of two weeks ago on “The Rights o Man
as Man to Land, Shelter, and Food,” we are not sorry
to see, is attracting attention. Among the rest,
“ Sparhawk” sends us a proposition in the same field,
but of a general comprehension; with an invitation to
enlarge upon it; which wo will endeavor to do on a
fitting occasion. Now we propose to examine mere at
large the question of Land Tenures, and the means of
changing them, qs suggested by our correspondent,
“J. K. F.” in the Dispatch of last week. •
In any question of reform the first thing to be exam.-
ined, we apprehend, is, whether fairness and justice
make the demand in its favor. If so, the second would
appropriately be: how ought it to be effected ? That
justice requires a more equal distribution of the soil
of the earth among its inhabitants, is obvious to all;
fir in saying- that the “ land is a general gift of the
Cieator to Man,” “J. K. F.” says no more than what
is confirmed by the” common understanding, and has
ever been admitted. But practically we find the con
dition of things very different from this. Kings and
potentates have assumed to own the land of the earth,
and have given it away, or transferred it at a nominal
price, by the league and hundreds of leagues, to indi
viduals; and the consequence is that in our day one
man owns thousands of acres, perhaps a w’hole town
ship or county, while thousands and tens of thousands
have not so much as a barren rook on which to plan
a hut as a shelter for their families.
As a man cannot subsist without the products o’
the soil any more than he can without air, it follows
that every one sent upon the earth, has a natural right
to tie one as well as to the other. And if it be possi
ble for him to alienate his right in this particular,
which is questionable, it would seem that he cannot
do it for his children. Irrespective of his acts and o
all relationship, they come into the world and begin
life with the same natural rights as the rest of the
human family, and on comparing the right of such an
one to ground enough for his subsistence, with that of
another to twenty times as much as he needs, we Had
that though the landowaer holds by purchase in fee
simple, and can trace his title hack to a grant from
Charles 11., his right to his surplus acres is infinitely
inferior to that of his landless neighbor to his birth
right portion. No grantor can pass a title which does
not vest in him, and King Charles, the Duke of York,
and their successors, are no exception to this rule.
in our previous article we laid down the broad pro
position that land is not a proper subject of sale and
purchase at all. This would seem to be estabiishod by
the consideration of man’s necessities for the soil,
which are so paramount, that his existence is put in
jeopardy the moment the opposite doctrine is adm-.tted.
It is also equally well proved by, the impossibiiity of
any king, potentate, or other person, annulling the
natural rights of others arid investing himself with
item, in or der to acquire a title to sell. If no one has
a title to sell, it follows that'no one can have a title to
buy. The total disregard of this seemitg axiom, in
the history of the world, ntny properly be said to lie
at the foundation of m.-stof the suffering which the
earth has known. If the right of each member of tho
Haman Family to an equal foothold with othersop tne
brubd planet which is cur heritage. haA-beep renieut.
ed from the beginmSg, want, and the crime which
stalks at its hi-nis, would have been measurably urn
known, r-ar.u eeiHwg. the taking of the bread cut of
the months of men, tribes aud nations, and out of the
mouths of tbeir women and their children, has been
the breeder of the famines, pestilences and convulsions
which have des’roysd the word.
But how is the evil to be remedied 1 We agree
with our conerpoudent that it should not be dune by
any hasty or forcible means. Many plans will have to
be considered, aud doutiess tile end will finally bs
achieved, a s f ep at a time, and by a very circuitous
way. At least such has hitherto Been the fortune of
tie best reforms. We cannot say that our cerrespon
debt's plan strikes us favorably. To constitute the
government, aa the representative of the people, own
er of the soil, and the people tenants ; or in any way
to make a government manager of the lands, and
collector of tents, would be to furnish the meins and
invite to the most powerful medling oligarchy in the
worid. At least so it seems to u's. Besides, the posi
tion of tenant is not at all in harmony with m m’s as
pirations and nature. We like to regard him asaniu
cependent lord of the soil, with a home of his own,
which no one, so long as he fulfils the duties of gaod
citizenship, has the right to molest; responsible to
none but God who made it, for his use.
We* have sometimes thought we could see in per
spective, a chain of successive measures, by which the
inequality in land tenures, might be -sithout any very
serious shock to property, and very likely wnuffi be,
ultimately remedied. The first step Is for all, both rich
and poor, the land-owners aud the landless; to familiar
ize themselves with the thought, that the soil is of
light the common heritage of all men; and that this right
is, and must always remain, superior to all others.
This proposition is now a dead truth—it must be made
a living one—ard when it becomes fully incorporated
in men’s minds, they will act, and governments wiil
act in a direction to give it vitality. The distribution
ot the public lands, though professedly recognizing no
principle, will'lm a step iu the right direction.
A land limitation bid prescrioing that no citizen
shall held wore than a certain amount of laud, a
measure which has been largely di . -ussed in thia
country for many years, and has multitudes of advo
cates, would recognize a principle; the right of-everv
man to a portion of the soil, at the same time that ft
denied tbe right of apy f) n e. bv v..-.--.- -s.
■i mi-ii,reiwunqj.jfizt. rtl r artner measures musi be
developed by time and circumstances. But when the
proper- tunes comes, and the public mind is ripe, aud
out GoveruLsent shall have officially acknowledged,
or become ready to acknowledge, the right of every
citizen to a fatr portion of the soil, then it'wiil be easy
by a simple provision touching the descent of proper
ty, substantially to correct the evil; and without sub
jebting society to any serious shock. We do not say
that, this is lhe way in which it will ba done, or ought
to be done; we only printout a convenient way in
which i. may be done.
To illustrate more fully, let us suppose, on the prin
cipie that the people at large ought to own the soil, the
adoption of a bill of laud limitation, restricting every
citizen to the number of 329 acres, as the limit of land
which he may be permitted to own. This would provide
for the breaking up of the landed monopolies; and
during the five or ten years, for instance, which would
be allowed landholders to dispose of their surplus real
estate, a great deal would be effected toward a pro
per distribution Of the. soil among the inhabitants,
lhe public sentiipent and the action of Government
both Beit g on the side of ali the people becoming lap.d
twners, every one who by possibility eould, would
contiive to buy. Let us now suppose that this land
limitation bill is followed by a law providing that real
estate, whether by heirship or devise, shall descend
in parcels—that no one shall heir by law, and no one
shall grant by will to any one person, more than one
hundred and'sixty acres' of land, or a fair equivalent
in city or town property. This would provide for
another iphttiog and diffusion of the soil among the
people, and by this process it will be seen, the change
would he very gradual, extending through a periol
if I.nif a century, a.id indeed to a century, before it
would be cob. pfote'd.
By any arrangement ami process of this kind, no
one’s property rights would be invaded. On the hon
est plea of the generei welfare, and for the correction
of an evil, landholders are simply requested to diapuse
of their surplus lands to those who have none, as such
prices i s n:»y mutually he agreed on between them,
as the first step; and secondly, at their demise, to di
vide tbeir real estate iu appropriate parcels amonz
their children, or heirs at law, or others, as they may
choose: or to leave it for the law thus to distribute it
an. tbeir legal heirs.
But beyond all this, there would still bs another
step, before the principle of the entire freedom of laud
would be fully vindicated; bat as, by this time, almost
every ere would have land, or might have land, the
Step would be a very slight one. It would be only to
sry that the soil is not a proper Subject of purchase
ar.d earn; that While the citizen owns hie home as of
right fpr ever, as long as he chooses to occupy it, if he
leaves it, he can oi iy sell bis houses upon it and ira
provements, and then only to one who is not already
the possessor of land ; anti if he has made no improve
ments upon it, he has nothing to sell; and if he deserts
it, it is open to the occupancy of any landless man who
may be in need of a home. To this point substantially,
as we believe, is the world verging; but by what exact
processes it will finally arrive at it, is beyond our ken.
Certain it is that such a consummation is devoutly to
be. desired by every lover of justice and bis race, when
a home aud a competency shall lie for all, the tempta
tions to tyranny be removed, the spurs of avarice be
blunted, and a broad foundation be laid for a real bro
therhood of the Human Family.
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The Corpoi atioxi Attorney—Libel
Suits.
A little paragraph in the Tribune yesterday informs
us that Mr. John B. Haskins has commenced a libel
suit against Dr. Abijsh Ingraham and Amor. J. Wil
liamson; Well, let him go ahead. If we can bring the
matter io a speedy issue we have no doubt Dr. Ingra
ham will be able toimske good all he charged agvinst
this officer. The people, too, will tiius have an oppor
tunity; of becoming acquainted gwith some of tha ope
rations of tbe’Bureau under the direction of the Corpo
ration Attorney—an officer who gets five thousand dol
lars a year from our city treasury for levying contribu
tions on merchants and tradesmen. What merchant
is there iu tho whole city of New York who has not
been fleeced by this office ?
The intention of the iaw, creating this office, was
not to give its occupant power to plunder the business
community, by levying fines and costs, bat to enforce
Corporation ordinances. The present incumbent,
however, takes a more comprehensive view of the
subject. He is not satisfied with the paltry 5,000 sal
ary, bet manages, by commencing a series of petty
suits, in which people are summoned to Greenwich
Avenue, Clinton street, and other out of the-way
places, to gether quite a nice little “pile” iu the way
of “compromises.’ No man who has his business to
look after, will go to these Justices’ Courts for tha
sake, of saving the two, three, five or ten doliiara levied
upon him. He perhaps would rather foot the bill aud
submit to the wrong, than lose his valuable time con
testing the matter. In this way the Corporation grows
rich.
Why Mr. Haskin should have taken such mortal of
fence at our publication of the letter of Dr. Ingraham,
we cannot possibly .imagine. If he ia such a pure and
virtuous officer, the grand jtffy of Westchester c.-unty
has by its recent action, more grossly libelled him
than we could have done by any possibility, as we
learn that that body has just indicted him for some'
malfeasance whilst acting as a Supervisor in Chat
county, which office we believe ho resigned to come, to
this city to take the office of Corporation Attorney.
Between defending himself here against the charges
of Dr. Ingraham, and attending t to the indictment
found against him in Weschester County, looking after
the investigation of the Committee of the Board of
Ccuncilmen lately appointed to investigate the affairs
of his office, and collecting his fees from tile people,
we rather think that Mr. Huskias will find his hands’
full.
P. S.—Dr. Ingraham has just called on us to say
that he did not get in town this week in time to pry
bis respects to the Corporation Attorney's office, but
■will do so next week, to the entire satisfaction ot the
Head of that Bureau and the people.
The Right Plan of Cleaning the
Streets.
We have amorg our Corporation Ordinances, one
which compels all property owners to see that trie
snow and ice is cleared from the sidewalks. This
municipal regulation is rigidly enforced. Now, why
net go a step farther, and compel the same parties to
remove the ashes and mud from the streets in front of
their houses? It don’t matter whether we pay for
this work in cur taxes, cr to the street cleaner ouee a
week. The bill must be paid; anditia one of the fixed
facta of finance that the more bonds money passes
through in paying for anything, tho larger the amount
becomes. If every owner or occupant of a house tad
to pay the street cleaner every Saturday night, with
power to dismiss him at any time the duty was not
satiafactorly performed, there would be less grumbling
and less occasion for it. Where the streets need the
most cleaning the property is most valuable, and
under any system baa to pay the largest portion of
this expense—so that on the score of inequality of
cost there can be no objection. We have tried the
Ccmmissioner of Streets and Lamps, the Contract Sys
tem, and the Board of Health—now suppose we try
the good old plan of compelling the people to take
charge of cleaning the streets themselves, and per
mit them to pay the bills direct, without the interposi
tion of the tax gatherer. We feel confidant that
piivateyenterjii'ize would soon arrange a system
of street cleaning more perfect, less expensive, and
in every way more satisfactory than it will ever be*in
power of any Corporation officer to do.be he who he
may. The more we reflect on this plan of cleaning
the streets, the better we like it, and the mvre feasi
ble it appears. Broadway under tho lead of Genin,
baa already set the ball in motion.
A Vexed Question to bb Settled at
last.— We learn by the Tribune, that aa Orthodox
and a Universallst Clergyman will debate the question
of future endless punishment, at tho Tabernacle, com
mencing on next Tuesday evening. We are glad to
see that this vexed question is to be put at rest at
last; and which ever way it may be decided by the
arbiters, after the debate, we doubt not that all good
law-loving citizens will abide by their judgment. We
trust the decision will be sent to the Governor for his
signature, and a committee appointed to search all
houses and destroy such books, tracts, papers, and
manuscripts aa advocate the repudiated side of the
question. We propose that Horace Greeley be put on
this committee, with full powers to search and destroy
Another Railroad Disaster!
TWO MEN KILLED ON HUDSON RIVER
RAIL ROAD ! !
We have to record another Railroad murder this
■week. On Friday night about six o’clock, as the pas
senger train was coming down from Albany, on the
Hudson River Bailroad some two miles above the
Tivola Station, it ran foul Ane large rocks, which a
few minutes before, had rolled down the bank on to
the track. The locomotive, the tender, aad some
baggage and mail cars were swashed to atoms and
four persons injured—two cf them so seriously that
they died a few hours afterwards. The names of
those whose injuries proved fatal are Joseph McLaugh
lin, brakeman, and Charles Bertran. brakeman. James
W. Scott was so seriously hurt that his recovery is
doubtful, and the conductor, E. S. Caldwell, was
Eligibly injured. Fortunately none of the passengers
were hurt, but it is thought had the cars been going
slowly, instead of under full headway, the cars would
have been thrown into the river, in which case, the,
lose of life must have been frightful. To add to the
horrors of the scene, and the genera! eonsternation
of those present, the wrecked cars took fire, and had
not the pasiengera and others exerted themselves to
the utmost, by bringing water in their hats, to quench
the flumes, the sufferers would have perished in the
burning muss.
We have received the following letter on this subject
horn
A PASSENGER IN THE FORWARD CAB.
1 o the Editors of the Sunday Dispatch-.
Arter giving a four line item from one of the daily
papers, our eorrespondent says:
“ The above is all the account I have seen of a sad
disaster that -occurred on the Hudson River Railroad
last night. Allow one who was an eye-witness to give
you a faint description of the scene. The writer occu
pied a seat in the front car, about three seats from the
stove, in the rear of the car. In the forward part of
this car among others, I noticed Daniel Lord, James
Ring, Edsv. Fish, Esq., of Brooklyn, and many others
of “cur city, returning from Albany. After leaving
Hudson, some eight miles, the cars going af the usual
ratq of the Express Train, we were startled by a sud
den crash, and the car going from side to side, the
windows crushing in, the cars filling with steam. Yoa
may imagine the confusion; I cannot describe it.
Wcrneri and children screaming, one with a child in
eachjarm, crying, “Save my children!” Recorder
Tafmadge calmly requested all to be quiet, as he
thought a boiler had exploded, and ail danger must
now be ovtr. One gentleman, as soon as he could
leave the car, rushed to the outside, calling on all to
follow aud see who could be assisted, not doubting bat
great destruction to life and property had been done.
Pushing forward amongst steam, and amidst the entire
wreck of tbelSggageTcar, he called anlTaskeil, if any
were amongst the ruins, and received an answer:
“O yes, help me out, I am crushed to pieces.”
I then saw a man hanging by his legs, grapiing
with his hands to the side of the front car. In this
position be was held for some time, while they were
pulling off the beards of the broken car to relieve
him; It was scon perceived that there was danger of
the man being burnt up, unless water was instantly
procured. A gentleman-brought water in his hat, and
poured it over his legs ; this relieved him. Then many
others brought water in their hats, uutil a pail was
procured. In the meantime, Mr. Fisk, Jof Brooklyn,
was working like a Troian to extricate a man fastened
in the ruins above, in an uptight position. By perse
verance he had procured an axe, and endeavored to
cut away the car. Finding this would not do, he re
iinguished the axe, and with ex Aiderman Kelly of
the Second Ward, who encouraged ail to aid in push
ing the car bach some inches, and by canting it over,
relieved the poor men who were entangled in the
wreck. During this tim-s the greatest confusion exist
ed—many giving orders and counter orders—but the
voice of Mr. Kelly was heard distinctly above ail
others, asking for a concert of action. After the ex
citement was somewhat over, the writer looked aroaud
and perceived some sordid wretches calmly looking
over lhe baggage for their old trunks or valises, (con
taining peibaps an old collar or shirt) and not mind
ing the misery or desolation around ; but thank God,
they were few to the noble souls who were at work.
The cause of this disaster, a land-slide—over which
none but a wise Providence could have control, was
most wonderful. A rock nearly as large as a car bad
fallen from the mountains, and large pieces were dis
tributed for hundreds of yards along the road. The
baggagc-car, in which I am informed were some six
men, was totally destroyed; and yet, singaiar as it
■ Tguy~ay-p<-T, til -itjvere saved. The engine must.
have been entirely destroyed, as large pieces of p dished
machinery could be seen for two hundred yards from
where the ruins brought up crosswise on the road
stopping the two forward cars. There were four other
cars filled with passengers, which bad disconnected
from the first two. They were stopped without damage
to pafsengers or cars, about six hundred feet from the
first two, and the ruins of the locomotive.
The passengers, after doing all the good that could
be done, concluded to walk to Tivoli, some three
miles distant, and send assistance and wait for the up
train. Judges Osborne and Welsh, Capt. Charles H
Marehsll, James Kelly, with some twenty others,
reached Tivoli. On their arrival, physieftns were
advised to be eent for, to be in readiness when the
injured employees would arrive. We were all gratified
to learn that Mr. Beech was there, and was very
humanely making every arrangement to receive and
take care of the wounded. When they arrived, he
never lett them, but went from bod to bed, and
soothed the sufferers, not for an instant leaving them.
His praise was in everybody’s piout-h. All the pas
sengers in the up train were eent forward, and the
New Y. rkers tent home. One of the men died before
we left for the City, and another was not expected to
live. It is due to the Conductor to say, that he was
one cf the first seen, giving aid to the two men entan
gled in the ruins ; and, with some gentlemen who ap
peared to have authority, was directing the men, and
sending orders below and above for help to remove the
obstruction. Plain Truth.
The Future of the Caucassian.
All speculations as to the future, must of course be
very uacertaia ; yet, the mind cannot help wandering
away from the present, in search of the hidden actual
of the future. It can calculate for a short period—for
a day, a year, and even a series of years—with a
tolerable degree of certainty, in regard to many
things ; but when it attempts to comprehend centuries,
it is overwhelmed by the magnitude ot the field of*
observation, and fails to come to any definite and
satisfactory conclusion. But, why ia it not able, judg
ing from the past, to approximate something like the
truth ? Are there no analogies to guide it in predict
ing the destinies of a nation, or of a race ? Thare is
one law, traceable throughout nature, that has never
been known io vary—that of change, or growth and
decay. There is nothing permanent, except this uni
versal law. Everything, vegetable and animal, must
perish, er be resolved into other shapes and condi
tions.
Now, since man himself is governed by this law of
growth and decayis it possible for anything originated
ty him, or founded jn his nature, to be eternal ? Caa
be found perpetual institutions, moral, social or
political, that shall not be subjeot to the laws that
govern bis own existence ? Nothing yet done by him
indicates that he has power over Nature. On
everything he has- created is written, “passing
away,” if it han not already “ gone the way of all the
earth.”
-As the individuals of which it is composed, su the
nation rises and falls, and another springs up ia its
stead. As the nations, so the rice survives its time,
and then sinks in tha “ night of the grave.” And as
the races, so the combined inhabitants of a world sub
dued, are swallowed up in the waves of time, sad a
new era in the. earth s existence is begun. A new
order of things is established—new beings, with new
waits and aspirations, gradually spring into exist- n -e.
ppiead over the earth, exhaust its powers to supply
the new demand, and then perish, as those whidh
went before them. This i» the order indicated in
everything cu its surface, and throughout the earth
itself-—which, in its turn, obeying the immutable uni
versal law, that only demands greater time for greater
changes, must also go out, amid the “ wreck of'matter
and the crush of worlds.”
Comparatively, the child develops itself slowly for
the first tew years; but when it reaches a certain
point, a rapid growth commences : the boy suddenly
expands into the restless man. and the girl bursts into
blooming wr manhood. And this sudden transition is
not confined to the genus homo. For long months the
farmer watches his lambs, bis calves and his'colts ; he
turns them out to pasture in the “ back lots:” after a
few weeks he goes to see them—and behold, the lambs
are full grown tbeep, the calves are horsed cattle, and
the colts are prancing wild steeds 1 He passes by his
cornfield, which he siw some week or tea days previ
ously, when it was little more than knee high, and is
astonished and delighted to find it all silked aud tas
seled, looking like armed hosts with their spears brist
ling in the air.
So also i f nations and races ; they have their infan
cy ar d their rapid aud vigorous development to matu
rity, when they seem to become almost fixe<( and un
changing ; and finally comes the decline—at first slow
aid almost imperceptible, but continually increasing
in speed till they reach the bottom cf the hill, and roll
out and are lost in the desert of oblivion, iaaving few •
traces behind to tell that they once resided on the
summit of the hili of life. The institutions founded
by man likewise follow the same order ; aad there is
reason to believe that the world, now gradually im
proving, will suddenly rip-en to perfection, and finally
approach dissolution with a constantly increasing
speed.
But the great changes of nature are not so sudden
and complete as the changes iu the affairs of min.
H ith man, the old must go out before the new can
ecn.e in—the old government must be broken up and
removed before the new one may have a place wherein
to exist and exert its influence. With nature, the old
alwajs rims into tbe new—one generation is not ex
tinct before another is growing up to fill ilwplace—the
race is rot. run out before its successor is pushing hard
on its track. No new order ot things is established
all' st once; but, with the approaching demand comes
the means of mpply, and the one is always nicely pro
pcitioned to the other. So any fears of an over-p-.'pu
laticn of the world at any future period are utterly
gicpndlees—it is an absurdity to suppose that nature
cas the p- wer of bringing into existence more tliau
the has the meazs of sustaining. If the world ever
suffers in consequence cf excessire population, it will
be the fault cf the selfish institutions of man, and not
of ary disproportion or contradiction in nature or na
ture’s laws.
Let us digress no further, but come back to our
stai d point, and see how well we can penetrate the
luture. In what stage of development does the world,
or rather this great cosmical era, stand now ? To us,
it appears to be in its infancy; aud there may be some
denbt whether the Caucassian race will bring it to the
point where a new geological change wiil be demanded.
There are vast and, to as, uninhabitable aud almost
impenetrable regions to be yet subdued aud brought
under lhe control of intelligence. This it is evidently
the, province of man to do-be is the instrument, made
uee ot by nature. Bas the present ruling race the as
piration, the c-nergy, the foresight and the power to
achieve so vast a work ? If so, then the era is near
its meridian, instead of being in its morning—for it
seems plain enough that the present dominant race is
fest changing from infancy to manhood. For some six
thousand years do we trace its existence aud growth ;
and now", behold with what rapid strides does it com
mence sweeping over the earth’s surface. Lookback
tut a very lew hundred years—to about the time of
the discovery of America—and you can see where the
rapid growth of the race began. A few hundred years
more wiil behold it in all its glory—aud there is much
reason (considering the discoveries and inventions
that come so rapidly to light as to make tha most
skeptical cease to marvel or dare to doubt) to believe
that even the deserts of Africa and the icy regions of
rhe. poles w ll yet be the abodes of luxury and refine
ment —brought into subjection by the daring enter
price and consummate skill of the high and broad
browed Caucassian.
How long, then, will it he before the earth will
know tie Cauca.ai>ian race no more forever ? If its
childhood has keen six thousand years, and s me seven
thousand years intervene between its birth aad com
plete maturity, pri portioning its stages of existence
by those of the individual man, we can come some
where near the point when its.career shall cease. Six
wore years and ten are allotted to tho average of man
kind who do not grotely violate the laws of their being,
about one third of this may he called infancy, oue
third manhood, and the remaining third, old age. By
this rule, we make the life of the race some twenty•
one thousand years the first third of which is not yet
l.ved out; its season of vigor and glory is seven thou
rand, and its decline and decay consume seven thou
sand more. It has yet some fifteen thousand years to
Epend upon the earth —aud who shall say what may
not be accomplished in fifteen thousand years, when
we look back and see what has been done within the
memory of man, while yet in his infancy ? Who shall
B»y what great changes may then be meditated and
carried out in nature?—or what new and superior
type of humanity may make its appearance to rework
and rebeuutify the earth’s surface?—or what new
phases of lite and intelligence may spring up, to mar
vel at their own existence and the existence of every
thing around them ?
This is indeed mere speculation—but does it not
have some reason and anology for its. basis? We find
the rules by which we have been guided, are applica
ble, or bold good, in regard to all the operations of
nature which come directly within our cognizance.
If they are satislactosy on a small scale, why should
we denbt them on a larger orpe ?—or where di es con
fidence cease and doubting begin ? We speak oaly of
tl-.e rules—if we have misunderstood the stage of ex
istence in which we noware,it is nothing against
them ; and by careful observation we may yet be able
by them to measure the duration of the future ex
etence of our race with tolerable accuracy, and form
something of an idea of its future destiny.
But what is the use— wi'.at is to be gained by such
speculation ? some may ask. We answer: It expands
and strengthens the intellect; gives us broader and
more liberal views of onr fellowsand the world,and
tbns st.rengtbi-ns and enobles our feelings ; it gives ns
juster conceptions of ourselves, of our condition, and
of the millions of beings around ns ; it gives us a sense
of cur own er niparative littleness, ot tne briefness of
our existence, and the folly ot selfishn'as, and m ir
murines at our lot; it bids us mase the most of our
lives, for ourselves, our fellows, and those who are to
come after us. The great evil that affects half of man
kind is thoughtlessness—men do not speculate enough
on subjects having a broad range and universal bear
ing. The man who can ponder wiith pleasure over the
mysteries and beauties of the universe, can never be
truly unhappy, nor an oppressor of his fello w-man.
Latest Telegraphic Hews.
From Albany, we learn that the Senate effectually
killed the Liquor Bill yesterday. On a motion to pass
it over the veto of Governor Seymour, 14 voted in the
affirmative and 13 in the negative, (it requires a vote
of two thirds in both Houses to make it a iaw in oppo
sition to the veto.) The following is the vote, Ayes
Messrs. Bishop, Bradford, Butts, M. H. Clark, Dicken
son, Doraßna, Field, Hopkins, Munroe, Putnam,
Richards, Robertson, Whitney, Williams—l4.— Niys
Messrs. Barnard, Barr, Brooks, Crosby> Danforth,
Hitchcock, Hutchins, Lansing, Pratt, Storing, Spencer,
■Watkins, Jost—l3. Subsequently, a vote to recon
sider the vote just taken, was negatived by 15 to 10.
This kills the Liquor Bill effectually for this session.
A bill for the better regulation of the New York Fire
men, passed the Assembly.
From Washington, no!king of importance. Gen.
Gadsden, our Minister to Mexico, had gone to Charles
ton on a visit to his family. Mr. Soiger a member of
Congress from Maryland, is lying dangerously ill at
the Capital.
From Hudson, N. Y. We are informed that
Charles Bertraa and Joseph McLaughlin, the two un
fortunate brakemen injured on the Hudson Railroad,
on Friday night, are dead. It is also feared that James
W. Scott, injured by the same disaster, wiil not
recover.
From Piew Orleans, March 30th. We are advised
Ex-President Filimore is the lion in the Crescent City,
just now, and enjoys hiuiself there finely. Some cases
of Cholera are reported, bat the newspapers keep
shady. The places of amusement are nightly thronged,
[The wires were not in good order last mght.j
Item® of Kew®, m Brio£ .
Z&- Since the first of J anuary, 1854, there
have been, in the United States, fifty five accidents,
by which sixty-live persons were killed, and one hun
dred and forty one wounded ; during the same period
seventeen accidents to steamboats, by which three
hundred and forty'-oue persons have been killed, aud
sixty-seven wounded.
In extensive coal deposit has been
discovered near Milton, West Florida.
SIS The Delegations of Oatahas, Missou
rian, and Ottoes, having negotiated treaties with the
Government, left Washington for their homes in the
far West on last Saturday week.
The Liverpool Chamber of Gommeree,
on the 13th inst., passed resolutions against priva
teering.
J ustice Talfourd, known ife.&is coun
try as the author of “ Ion,” etc., died sudjealy of apo
plexy, on the 13th of Match, wniist charging the
Grand Jury at the Assizes held at Sheffield, Eng
land.
It was rumqred in diplomatic circles
in Pai is, the second week of March, that news had
been received from St. Petersburg!! to the effect that
the Emperor had signed the order for his army to pass
the Danube forthwith, but the particular point at
which the passage was to be attempted, is nc-t
stated.
The French Budget was presented to
the Legislative Corps, in Paris, on the 14th of March.
It showed a surplus over expenditure of five mil
lions.
We understand that Sam. Brown,
Esq., late Superintendent of the Canandaigua aud
Niagara Falls liaiiroad, and a gentiomiu of very great
business ability, has taken charge of the general
Freight Agency of the New York and Erie Badroad
—a most responsible post.
Late despatches from Trieste state
that 6,000 Turks hsu disembarked at Vote, to oppose
the insurgent Greeks in Esaerus ; and that the King
of Prussia had addiessed energetic remonstrances to
the Court of St. Petersbargh against the spread of the
Greek insurrection. The Austrian, Prussian and
Germanic policy, according to the Vienna journals, is
identical on the Eastern Question.
XsF* Several earthquakes have recently
taken place in Culabiia, and. excited much alarm.
The damage done was immense. Upwards of 2,090
persons were killed.
On the 4th of March 1200 Turks
crossed the Danube,opposite Silistru, iu three places;
on landing they encountered an equal number of Rus
sians, and after an engagement which lasted some
hours and dismounting several'Russian guns, thay re
tired io the right bank. Omer Pacha was at Widdin
on the 4ih March. Toe Russians hao greatly reduced
their force in front of Kalafat, but were multiplying
defensive works aud accumulating troops on ali paints
of the Danube likely to be selected for effecting a pas
sage.
igF* It is eaid that insanity is more prev
alent in California than in any other part of the
Union.
IPg- The citizens of Petersburgh, Va., de
cided a few days ago, by a majority of 393, to endorse
$309,000 of the bonds of the Southern Railroad. This
it is said will insure the speedy completion of the road
at Lynchburgh.
_A lead mine has been recently dis
covered in Beaton county, Ala. A slight examina-
Mon discovered a rich vein of ore, which on being tes
ted, yielded 79 per cent, of pure lead. The vein Was
supposed to be very extensive, aud is favorably located
for working.
The American Colonization Society
having abandoned the proposed expedition from New
Orleans this Spring, the agent of the Mugouri Sorn
has L-een instructed to take tho emigiante frodilfiat
State, 31 iu number, to Baltimore, in time for the Mav
vessel. J
The remains of the late John Howard
Payne (the author eif “ Heme, Sweet Home”) are to
be brought to this country and placed in the Congres
sional burial-ground ; and a suitable monument is to
be erected to his memory at the expense of the gov
ernment—so says the Alexandria. Gazelle.
The steamboat'St. Louis, on her last
flip down to New Orleans from St. Louis, ti»k the
enormous quantity of 1,500 tons of freight, her mani
fest being $21,955 12. Among two items noticed
neon her manifest aie 3.000 hogs and 350 emigrants.
She is the largest boat ever launched upon the Ohio or
Mississippi livers.
The United States Attorney-General
has decided that a vessel built in the United States, and
volur farily sold by the owner to a foreigner, aud then
bought back again by the original owner, ca&noi be
registered anew as an American ship.
A Southern journal states that ar
rangemente have been made with the Chief Engineer
of the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western
Raihoac.te make the surveys of the several routes
propreed for the Columbia and Hamburg Railroad,
ano tnat Mr. Gibbes will commence the work early in
April..
The Hallways in Maine have been
rendered useless by the recent wind storms. The
snow was biown upon them so rapidly and in such
quantities, that the trains have been obliged to stop
running. Ou some portions of the Atlaniij and Sl
Lawrence road the blow is three 'eet deep.
iftfe- The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company are now receiving freights in Wheeling at
summer rates ; and the Ohio river is in fine niyigablc
order, and the Union line steamboats are running sreg
ularly to and from Wheeling.
Within the last six years $1,500,000
have been subscribed towards the endowment of Bap
tist Colleges and Seminaries in this country. The
whole number of instructors connected with them is
154; students oyer 2,500. They have graduated over
4 000 students in all, and their libraries contain more
than 120,000 volumes.
Mr* Wm. S. Greeley, late eollsctor for
the port cf Boston, died at Havana on the 15th ult.
A meeting was held in Wheeling, Va.,
on the evening of the 20th ult., the object of which was
the formation of a company for the purpose of immi
grating as a colony to the territory of Nebraska. An
invitation was extended to all who felt disposed to go
to that country, to come forward and join the compa
ny, and quite a number did so.
£®=- Some enterprising citizens ofßrant
ferd, says aßuffirlo paper, are about to erect a Cotion
Factory on a very extensive scale, and also a Woollen
Factory, Axe Factory and Paper Mill. The village is
also to be lighted with gas.
fer A vessel is about to be freighted for
Scotland direct from Port Credit, a town a little above
Toronto, at the head of Lake Ontario. Her cargo wiil
consist of 14,000 bushels of w heat, and 500 barrels of
flour.
A free colored woman died recently in*
the hospital at Mobile, at the advanced age of oue
hundred and forty-six years.
S&- The Right Reverend Bishop Brownell,
of Hartford, met with a painful accident at his resi
dence on Monday afternoon last. Wjiile descending
the stairs ho mi-sed bis looting and fell, breaking his
leg, near the ankle, in three places.
The Stockholders of the Alexandria
and Orange Va., Railroad Company, have determined
to extend their road to Lynchburg, and have placed
all the resources and credit of the Company at the
control ol the Directors.
Mr. Christy, agent of the Colonization
Society, has been offered a group of slaves iu one of
the Southern States, valued at $15,000. The owner
cannot emancipate thsrn where he lives, and must ie
nwve to some other State to effect his purpose. He
has educated the parents with the view of sending
them to Liberia, and is now desirous of accomplishing
bis purpose. ML C. has written to the owner that he
wiil accept the offer, as be feels confident the citi
zens of Ohio will enable him to send these slaves to
Liberia.
The gauge of the Indianapolis and
Belli lontaine Railros-d, has been changed to comes
pond with the Indiana and Bellefontaine road, aad
the Cleveland and Columtras. The first train of oars
ran through from Cleveland to Indianopoiis on the
241 h inst.
Jttif" A farmer in North Carolina has trans
mitted to the Clay Monumental Association at Lexing
ton, the handsome donation of five hundred dollars.
SeHcF- The Roanoke Valley Railroad wiil, it
is expected, be completed to Clarksville, Va., by the
mid die of July next. A portion of the iron ia now at
Norfolk.
X& - The colony of free blacks, planted and
maintained by the Maryland Colonization Society in
Liberia, is about to termiu-ite its connection with the
society. Two Commissioners were sent to Baltimore,
by whom on the 22d of February, articles of agree
ment were drawn up, which if ratified within a year
by the new government, will separate the colony from
the Society. By these articles the society cedes all its
public lands to the people and government of the new
State, on certain conditions.
Stag- A lumber trade with France has been
opened from Alexandria, Va. It ia expected that two
ihips will be laden every mouth for Marseilles. The
timber is to be cut near Cumberland, Aid., and along
the Potomac.
Jfer The British fleet for the Baltic, under
the command of Vice Admiral Napier, sailed from
England on the Utb, of March. The fleet consists of
fifteen ships. Total British force intended for opera
tions in the Baltic will consist of forty-four ships
mounting 2,200 guns, propelled by a steam-power of
16,000 horses, and manned by 32,000 men. The
Queen, in her yacht,accompanied the first division of
this magnificent fleet to aea.
Fsp'- The aggregate of ships to be built in
Bath, Me., the present year, at S6O per ton, will be
about two million eight hundred and eighty thousand
dcllarn. Forty at least will be built, the average of
which will be about 1200 tons.
SQF The Maine Legislature have passed a
bill to incorporate the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph
Company. The charter grants to the company all the
power requisite to enable them to proceed at once in
the construction of the proposed subterranean line to
the Pacific, for the furtherance of which a bill has
been favorably reported upon in Congress.
fi©"- A child was born in Houston, Texas,
recently having its teeth as fully developed as a child
ci nine montta old. It was literally “ born with
teeth.” The mother dreamed a short lime before its
birth, that an eagle came and alighted upon her bed 1
It may be that Jupiter has appointed the youngster to
“ some great mission.”
A violent hail-ftorm passed over Lew
itburg, Va., on the 29th ult. The hail stones were
three quarters of an inch in diameter, aud about three
thoueaud panes of window glass were broken by
them.
©ORBSSPONDWCa
Letter from London.
London, March 15th.
Since my last Jette.' was written nothing of import
ance has iranspired at the seat of war, nor will there
be anything, in all probability, until the entry of the
Balt i-, flee , under that regular old fire-eater, Sir Chas.
Nap * r, in o the Ba'tic Sea.
No regu ar indication has been made by the Austrian
and Prussian courts as to the course tuey intend to
purs, ein ihe case of; Imcst inevitable h r.tilitier ensu
ing at any moment, a though there is implied evidence
that botu would, ift'i ey could, remain neutral. Both
disclaim ;.uy obligation in involve them in tire contest;
bat, at tie same time, they avo w their friendly rela
tions will England and France. Their declarations
to this tfftet, however, made officially, are not regarded
as satisfattory in England.
The Eapt-ror of Russia, who, it is hinted, has latterly
shown Byriptoms of the insanity that is hereditary in
bis family, is reported to be alternately elated and de
preEted bf/Ovd measure. Sometimes imagining him
self to be ceputed by Heaven to drive Monammedan
itm out of Europe, and to re-establish Christianity iu
Turkey in Europe—the ancient empires of Greece and
Macedonia-and. sometimes believing that he has ene
mies hud spies hovering around him, and that he will
come to a violent end, as did his Paul; and as, it is
believed, did his brother Alexander. He still main
tains that he is in the right, and has justice on his side,
and urges his subjects to fight for religion, patriotism
aud the Czar. At the same time, he has stated that
ho has always dealt fairly respecting Turkey with the
Western powers. The St. Petersburg Gazette (official)
has published certain declarations of the Czar's inten
tions with regard to Turkey aud the British govern
ment, which are intended to exonerate the,Emperor;
but they have been most unfortunate, since Lord John
Rsseell has etated that he alludes to a private corre
roondence, in which he made overtures to the British
Government for the partition of Turkey between Eug
lind and Ruasia, a subject which he first broached
curing bis visit to Queen Victoria in 1841, and which
le has renewed during the past year prior to his mak
bg any demonetrationsjiga nst Turkey. He was mat,
siys Lord John Russell, by a positive refusal, and his
o»n language and actions have rendered the prewrva
tbn of the secret of the correspondence no longer ne-
Cißsary.
The rumored report of the fall of Kalafat proves
to be utterly false, and it is now probable that the Rus
eiins, finding that important fortress too strongly gar
risoned, will meditate an attack elsewhere. The large
bodies ol troops that are concentrated in the pria
cijalities and on the Turkish frontier shew that some
aaiug attack is meditated, but at what point it wifi
be attempted, or whether it will be attempted at all,
it is impossible to say. It is supposed the object of
the Czcr is to strike a paralyzing blow against, Turkey
lefore the arrival of tne combined forces of the allies
at the theatre of war. There have been reports that
ihe Emperor of Russia has signed the order for the
Rusi-ian army to cross the Danube, ami there are other
reports that he has been seeking to make concessions
and to enter into fresh diplomatic measures. The first
report is, however, not confirmed, ami any attempt to
recommence negotiations will be refused.
The Baltic fleet, or rather the first portion of it—
the finest fleet that ever sailed from the British shores,
has departed for the Baltic, the Queen having reviewed
the fleet before it sailed. The division consisted of the
Duke of Wellington, 131 guns; Tribune, 31; St. Jean
d’Acre, 101; Imperieuse. 51; Amphion, 34; Blenheim,
,60; Yaii.iou-, 16; Princes Royal, 91; EJinburg, 60;
Arrojant, 47; Hague, 60; D.agon, 6; =jax, 58; Royal
Geei;e, 120: Leopard, 18—the whole number, fls
befog rieaitris,) 3 of them only, viz., the Dragon,
Va’otius, and Leopard, being pacd'e steamers. The
nucleus of the second division is rapidly forming, and
will, is soon as possiole, proceed under the flag of
Admial Chads to join Admiral NLner in the North
Bca. The total British force dispat ;ned to the B dtic
will tlen consist of 44 ships, mounting 2,200 guns,
propekd by a steam power of 16,009 hordes, ami
manned by upwards of 22,000 min. Tha Creasy, 80
guns and the Earaylas, 50, from Bheemesa, met Sir
Chartes Napier ia the Downs and formed a portion of
the first division.
The war continues immensely popular both in
Engiard and France. In tha latter cciuntry the baa
required for the expenses of the war is readily obtained
in vestments indeed are eigeriy sought after.
Three weeks hence we may expect to receive intelli
gence ot some movement in the Baltic Sea, which wiil
urge matters to an issue. Had Sir Charles Napier
bcm in command of the Biack Sea fleet, instead of
Almiral Dundas, we should have hid much more
tjjring intelligence from that quarter, ere this. So
nlich for the war, and the prospects of war. So mu :h
has been said respecting it; so many opinions formed,
fbtt it is as well to merely state facta, uutil something
definite really does occur.
Among the most painfully interesting of the events
fiat have lafi ly occurred in England, is the death of
Si Thomas Noon Talfourd, commonly known as Jus
tile Tcliourd, and as the author of “ Ion.”
Sir Thomas Talfourd cannot be called an aged man;
aid, to ail appearance he had tuany years of active
aid useful life before him. He was bora in 1795, and
was the son of a brewer at Reading, Berkshire. At
tie age of fifteen and in his twentieth year he
vttete the first work to which Ire affixed his name.—
“,Au Estimate of the poverty of the age,” although
prior to this he bad published poems on a variety of
subjects. He was at this time studying in a lawyer’s
office, lint his literary labor formed the chief source of
hie income. He subs, quenfly became a regular con
tributor of the “ Neto Monthly Magazine:' He was
called to the bar in 1821, aid, at the instigation of
Lord Brougham, raised to the degree of Sargeaut-at-
Law, in 1833. In 1836, he was elected to the House of
Commons, where he made himself noted by his
strenuous endeayors to exiead the privilege'of authors’
copyrights,, and to grant the same privilege to artists.
In this endeavor he failed; but- he none tbol. si merits
the gratitude of authors aud artists. Iu 1844, he was
made Doctor of Ooimgon Law, and in 1850, Justice of
the Court of Common Pleas; which position he main
tained ustil his death, which occurred on the 13th in
stant, while ho was in the act of charging a grand
jury at Stafford, and while he was urging the necessity
of greater sympathy with the lower classes amongst
those placed above them—as the surest guarantee of
the decrease cf crime. While giving utterance to
these philanthropic sentiments, hia countenance was
observed to change, and his head fell on his shoulder.
He was borne from the. bench and conveyed to an ad
joining apar-aaent, where, having been laid npo.i a
couch, he almost immediately expired. His dearh was
occasioned by a fit of apoplexy, and is universally la
mented. Mr. Talfourd married in early life Rachel,
daughter of John Towell, Bart., Esq., by whom he had
three children, still living. Hia eldest son, Francis
Talfourd, is disting’dated alike as a barrister and an
author. Atorie'time in his life, so'sajs the Lmlou
Times, Mr. Talfonrd was engaged as a Ln.v reporter
on that paper, and he rose by his own merit and talent,
almost from obscurity to the eminent position he held
at the time of his death. Besides the tragedy of “Ion”
arid various minor youthful poems, &c., the literary
productions cf Mr. Talfourd consist of “ The Athenian
Captive,” a “Journal of a Tour in Europe”
—“ Poems and Vacation Rambles,” and “ The Life of
Charles Lamb arid Hazlett.” Altogether he is line of
the most brilliant men that have adorned the legal
and literary annals of England during the last half
century.
A few words respeting the position of the country
at a period when there is alnrsta certainty of its being
about to enter upon a long and severe war, may not
be cut of place in this letter—and I cannot do belter
than quote the following remarks from the London
Times cf the 13th inst. It says:
trpl re&cure*.* of Ei.gUnd were never more so»n
tbrn in the simvllareous dispatch of two powerful fleets
against one of the meat formidaija empires of the old
world On baturday oue of thsae lies ts, to consist, when
complete, of thirty sail, -rd mere than aHhousan l
went forth, at the command or Her Sisjesty in narsott, to
occupy the Baltic ; ahila another fleet, with a cormider
able army, is on its wry to the B’.tek Ba. It is irorossi.
file to watch without emotion, and something live dread,
the progress cf these messengers of death, tsa deuirac
ticn they menace, the great events, and possibly the dis
asters, which may date from thiir departure. Confes
sedly, we are not in the position of the tyrant among
naticus, who inflicts more risks than he runs, and im
perils, with immunity from danger, the existence of
neighbors and the peace of the world. We have on>y
taken up the gauntlet thrown down by a p-iv-i- which
evidently believed itgelf iu a position to play tha tyrant
we hare deteribed. We are encounter teg, It may be st-ld,
a aew foe in new seas ; and though we possess a naw
power, its rueressful application to war may yet have to
be learnt in the schorl of experience. No true-born.
Englithman can regret that ws have a foe worthy of our
owe great name, aud that the combat is equal. Never
thelese, i) is as well to leoh forward to a p-riod which
may p< ssibly compare in its many gloomy vicissitudes
with the last great conflict of nations. It is as wsil to
prepare fi r ihe worst. We start, indeed, in the flrat. place,
with a good cause ; then, with all Europa, except the
single foe, on ovr side ; with onr own people, uoarii-aous
aad enthueiaetle ; with good skips, w li found, v. .L
cfScered, aid—what many thdullit impoeiiHo—w-ll
masired. We have not rushed into the quarrel; e axe
not the first te strike the blow. So far everythiog is on
our side. On the other hand, we have more to 10. e than
any otb er you er. Our colonies fringe the ocean, and ar»
“any, populous, wealthy, and without military expert.
i-r.es. Every where on the great highways of tho ocean
we use trersura ships bringing home riches far gres.'.er
ihse those which used ancuaily to recruit the flaanoM
of Spin. It is true that, as far as we cm seo, w» shall
not bare to wage a colonial war ; at one time losing, nt
iiiether time taring an island, and dividing our resources
for the. salty ot any little dependency not worth tha
laving on any sober calculation oi its commercial or
financial productiveness. But. nevertheless, we cannot
escspg the consequence of our maritime asceadaney, that
we expose a large surface of coast to the foe, and Lave
more prizes within reach of his swoop, than any other
prwer could in onr ciicumsUncts ; and this must be con
sidered an element of danger ,’
The editor then goes on t-> repudiate the idea that,
sb was the case during the last war. England wil
condescend to protect with shins of war, every little
inlet she owns. He says that neatly ali the poseas
ions of Great Britain are now under self-resoonsible
governments. England will find the meins—the
sinews of war, but they -must learn to protect them
selves. Speaking of Australia, he says:
“Since lhe last war, however, our Australian colouidß
have risen from penal lettiements io wealthy, populous,
and self-governing communities. How wiil they fare ia
the svmt of a wai? The people of Sydney have already
taken -he alarm, and esk-.l for proieclion. They seem
to think it a reasonable thing that England, vhirh no
loxgtr derives any direct pecuniary advantage from her
colonies, should be at the cost ot maintaining a squad
ron before the harbor of Sydney, to protect the many
thousand inhabitants, and, besides other wealth, the
term Aifiioi'S of gi-lr said to be there. The people of
Sydney hare the amplest means cf self c efence. Their
city is at ti.e extremity cf a deep harbor with a narrow
mouth, which a lew batteries would be sufficient to de*
fend against toy fee at all likely to pens irate the
southern hemisphere. The mother country might flad
rhe guue and the shot, but the inhabitants would maze
the works and defend them far better than we could do
for them. Indeed, nothing would be so beneflcial to
the colony, so likely to raise the lone, consolidate or
der, end create a class of gentlemen, as a good defensive
organization against the common foe For the present,
however, we caa hardly anticipate that any Russian man
c.fwsr should have the temerity to wander so far. The
future, however, is not to be neglected; end tha solo*
nists would do well to improve the present warning by
e'en e mcaeuiv s cf defence,— that is, by the construction
cf batreties for the protection of their barber, and the
enrollment of an artillery corps. The sooner this is
d*.- e the better; but, if colonists only show a determi
nation to protect themselves; that alone will make the
boldeetlce think twice before lie attacks them.’’
This is pretty plain speaking; but after all it is just.
During the last war the fleets of England were weak
ened by being mattered hither and iMther, when, had
they been concentrated mure upon important points,
tley might have annihilated the foe much sooner
Again Riiseia herself is not a power to be feared away
from her own territory. She has neither ships nor
sailors of lier own to menace the British possessions
abroad, and if a populous colony wishes to protect it
self it is quite able to do so from all the attempts of
pirates and buccaseers.
Busmess continues prosperous, and though the in
terest cf money has risen considerably. It is now 4j
per tent.) very high for England. It is no means tight.
Employment is plenty for all who are not on the strike,
but this fjstim of compelling employers to increase
wag* sis gaining ground. There is nothing new ia the
theatrics)! and literary world, although, notwithstand
ing the war is, naturally enough, the all-prevailing
topic, it does not interfere with the ordinary routine
of business or pleasure. M.
That Big Hand. —During the whole of the
past week our curiosity has been somewhat excited by
an open hand of unusually large dimensions, which
has greeted our vision every time we have ventured
into the street. No matter where we went—up town
or down, east side or west side, in Brooklyn,
Wiiliamsburgh, Hoboken or Jersey City—there,
ever before us, was that big hand, posted up,
in some conspicuous position, and looking as though
it might be attached to the arm of some giant lying ia
wait to grab unsuspecting wayfarers. The mystery
was explained on a minute examination of the coun
terfeit index, when we discovered upon it the following
sentence:—“ George Christy and Wood’s Minstrels,
444 Broadway.”
Cancsb. —We cut the following from the
Philadelphia Sunday Mercury, cf March 25:
We uaderstend that the celebrated Dr. Gilbert, now of New
loth, and formerly of New Orloauß, has neently been in thte
chy, al-endirg upon a lady, lb- motker or or.oofoar moste art
Mail barrUtens, tor a blasning Career, the lady being to r muck
i duced to travel to New York ; aulnstenco ofcoimi leralion
lei tl-e sulierings of the afficted, aa creditable to bis b< art. as
b a greot tuecess ia the cure of this disease (ike "approbriun
n'dieerm” or the laeulty) is honorable tohi» skin, m-a ceand
f.n i.s. Jlaywenot hope that ere long, Dr. O. wiltdivice
Ms lime betwkOQ riiiladclpbla and New York, aad thus extend
ire circle or'bis bon-ficieut labors. We undcraiaud tho regular
laoul y abantoneii all hope of curing the lady ~ho is now the
ps.ieutot I'r. Gilbert, aud whom they admit io be ataciedwiih
cancer; therefore, they cannot, as Is usual, say that Dr. Gil
bert, it be succeeds, only cures termini. To our knowledge
Dr. C. has cured cancers admitted, to bs snob by the faculty.
Bui if rot cancers, how has it happened that the --faeully” ean
pot cure, what Dr. G. succesfuliy treats ? This fact is now de
monstrated to the testimony i f hundreds, that cancer can ba,
soil is daily cured by Dr. Gilbert, admitted to ba oancar by tha
protssi.icn to which he belongs, and ot which be isso shining
an ornament.
The lafiy alluded to above is now ia this city, and
dcing well under Dr. Gilbert’s. treatment. After a
hard struggle againet ignorance a>.ij prejudice, this
great man is at last fully appreciated. The oil fash
ioned SI. D.’s, who used to imagine that because the
books said Cancer was an “ incurable disase,” it mast
be 80, are now beginning to get their eyes opened.
Daylight has at length penetrated their benighted cra
niums. They are now doing what they should have
done years ago, i. e. investigating. Many of the
patiebtß that now throng Dr. Gilbert’s Rooms at 483
Broadway, eaae there by the advice of medical men,
who qdmit their own inability to cope with the fell de
stroyer. Among the, recent cases cured, we notice
the Liin.e oi Mi. S. Ricker, of La., who is, we believe,
U. S. Consul at Frankfort-on-the-Maiu. We take plea
sure ifr noting these successes of Dr. Gilbert's prac
tice.
WORLD OF AMWEMEN'S.
Wallack’s Theatre. —The only novelty of
the week, which ee-.'ms to require some notice at our
hands, is the production of a piece entitled “ Prison
and Palace," and designated at a “ new comedy in
three acts, from the Fririab.”, The history, chances
ana changes of this iittle piece—for we can hardly dig
nify it by the name of comedy—is somewhat carious.
We renumber it as a German ‘ Lustspiel’ (viade
ville); we next saw it, in a translated of adapted
shape, many a time and often in this city, at Mitchel’s
Olympic, under the title of “ TAe tones.? of the
North,’ and-then Mr. Walcot (now of Wallack's). Mr.
George Holland and others, now here or hereabouts,
played in it. It was a fast, dashing, rattling and
amusing comedietta then, and drew well. Anon a
courageous Frenchman, M. Bayard (perhaps a descend
ant of the Chevalier, “ sans peur et sans reproch"’),
attacks the “ Lioness of the North,” and manufactures
an original French piece therefrom, under the title of
“ Un Changement de main," by which, in his turn,
an English playwright or translator is sold, and thus
we finally have arrived at the “ Prison and Palace,”
the last new comedy at Wallack’s Theatre.
The dressing and scenery here are admirable and
correct; the acting of the piece is what could be ex
pected of Mr. Wallack’s fite company, and this is all
we can say on that head. Just.in proportion as the
“ Lioneaa of the North” was fart and amusing, so is
this new version slow and somniferous ; and as neither
good scenery nor handsome dressing and mise en scene,
nor even intelligent acting, are always eufucient to
keep off drowsiness for two hours or more, w« beg re
spectfully to state that we would prefer the old “ Lion
ess,” or some real novelty. To morrow, Mr. Blake’s
‘’Jesse Rural,’’ in “ Old Heads and Young Hearts’
is no small attraction in the bill. Several new things
are in preparation.
Broadway Theatre. —The great American
Tragedian has appeared every evening the past week,
and the houses have been such,, that hundreds wen;
nightly away unable to obtain seats or standing room.
The present is positively his last week of this engage
ment, and he appears to-morrow evening as “ Shylock"■
a part, which we believe he has not played in 'many
years. Speaking of the Broadway, we heartily regret
the secession of Mr. Thomas Barry, the esteemed, able
and distinguished stage manager of the Metropolitan
Theatre. Mr. Barry leaves on Wednesday next for
Europe, to engage talent for the new and great
theatre in Boston, of which he is the (.Lessee. We
may hire mention, that Mr. Mareball, the Lessee of
the Breadway, to express his due appreciation of Mr.
Barry’s s rvtces and Jenei gy for the past three (years,
and as a token of tri. ridthip to him, has presented his
late s age mm »ger with one of the most magnificent
duplex chronometer watches, that could be procured
in this city. The golden casing to it is a rare work
of American skill; a handsome heavy chain and seal
are attached to it, and the case bears simply, as an
inscription, the names of the donor and the recipient.
Burton's Thsamib.— As want of space last
week 11 nipped in the bud” cur somewhat extended
remarks apon the “ Beaux Stratagem,’’ we had in
tended to ;bave “ our say” ab >ut it this week. On
second thoughts, however, finding the comedy an
nounced for “ the last time,” and not especially desi
ring to bring up our opinions in the wake of our co
temporaries, we shall not say any thing further about
it. The houses, during the week, have been good as
uiual—We aie pleased to learn that Shakspere’a
*• Tempest” is in active preparation at this house, and
we shall heartily welcome ibis second great revival to
oar boards. Mr. Burton, Hr. H. Placide, and all the
company are in the cast, and we believe, the greater
portions of Hilevy’s music will be introduced. We
ire on the tiptoe of expectation. .In the nteinwhile,
the berent cf Mr. J. C. Barnett, the treasurer of this
establishment, comes off to-morrow evening, and the
never-wearytoa, but ever-fresh’ and attractive “ David
Coppe field’’ will be play.- d on the occasion, with other
entertainments. A large house and big treasury re
tarns are certainties on that night. , ■
We also just perceive by a card io. another column
that Mrs. Burton takes a Benefit on Wednesday next.
She offers a capital bill. *
Musical Mutual Fkotsction Society.—
At the annual meeting of the above society, the fol
k-wing officers were elected for the ensuing year
Pressdent, D. La Mauna ; Vice President, Louis 11.
von Vauitee ; Treasurer, C. Pazzaglia ; Secretary,
D. Sehaad ; Trustees, G. Trojsie, and P. A. Koehler,
together with the usual number of Directors.
National Thbatrm.— We think the present
is about the 40th or 50th successive week of “ Uncle
’J urn’s Cabin," and no diminution of its attraction is
as yet perceptible. Truly this is wonderful. The
afternoon performances, when “ Lillie Katy" is the
great attraction, take place every Monday, Wednes
day and Saturday. The new Panorama is a great ad
dition to “ Uncle Tom.”
Bowery Theatre. —Fall houses have been
in order here every night during the past week. Mrs.
Hamblin has regularly appeared in one of her prin
cipal and famous characters. Fqr particulars of to
morrow evening’s bill, see another column, and you
will perceive that the present so-called “Moral Drama”
mama Las not quite exhausted itself, but that another
new version of "Hot Corn ’ is to be produced there
to-morrow. J. Durivage, Esq., is tan dramatist, aad
that being the case, we may reasonably expect a good
piece.
American Museum. —The afternoon per
formances at this establishment ore as clever and amus
ing, as the evening performances, at present consist
ing of the Drama entitled “ The Old Brewery" are
, moral, improving and wonderful. John Diamond, the
well known Ethiopian dancer appears in the latter
piece, and his famous dancing adds no little to the
thorough enjoyment of the crowded audiences.
Sknor Blitz. —This wonderful magician
ventriloquist &c., is giving our Williamsburgh
neighbors taste of his quality. He commenced his
entertainments on Wednesday evening last at the
“Odeon,” and we congratulate the dsaizoas of that
city on this accession to their evenings amusements.
Sig. Blitz deserves the biggest kind of patronage,
end we are sure he will meet it at the Williamsburg
Odeon.
New Music.— We have received from the
the publisher Horace Waters, 333 Broadway, the fol
lowing new publications.
“ Tt.s Young Pianist’s Companion." No. 1 First
Sel’ottfeh by Van der Weyde. The Rnkaway
Pavillion Polka" by Phillip Wagner. “ Tie Poor
Irifi Boy," Ballad by John Frazer Esq. “ The Fairy
Polka" by G. W. E. Friederich.” ‘‘A World of
Love" Sang by Charlie 0. Converse, and “ The Wreck
of the Sun Francisco, Dramatic and Descriptive
Sffl>NiiT.v for the Piano Forte by Oscar Comettant.” Ail
this music is very nicely printed and published at
reasonable rates, especially toe last mentioned “ dra
matic and descriptive scenery," for there are full fifteen
pages of Piano Forte” scenery." Ths drawing of the
lines in the descriptive scenery is very good, but the
perspective does not seem as floe,'and-a little fore
sAw lining might have improved the dramatic effect
of the “ scenery,"
Geobqb Christy and W ood’s Minstmls.
—The cut-door world for the greater part of the past
week has looked gloomy enough on account of the
cull weather, but it has made no cifferesce in the at
tendance at Miastrel Hall, which has been crowded
nightly by beauty and fashion. Wood, by bis peculiar
tact, stems to impress the public with the idea that it
is. actually necessary to visit AU Broadway, rain or
shine, while George Christy, by his inimitable drollery,'
makes them forget that there ever was such a thing
known as cloud or storm! Let the weather be as
cheerless as it may there is always sunshine in the
heart where George Christy is, and this fact fa a suffi
slerst explanation why the houses are always crowded
in “ spite cf wind and weather.” New burlseques,
songs, dances, solos, etc., are constantly being brought
forward; and go when you will, you cannot fell to see
and hear something new. But if you want a good
seat you must go early.
Buckley’s Ethiopian Ssrknadehs.—Not
withstanding the great overstock and strong competi
tion in rhe colored minstrel market at present, this
talented troupe maintains its well gained position upon
the tops oft round of the ladder of Ethiopian fame. Two
great accessions have been made to toe company by the
engagement of E. Hot n and T. F. Briggs. Our readers
and the public generally are already "well acquainted
with the merits ci these two distinguished delineators of
“ Bifcgeraiities.” Mr. Horn is one of the funniest aad
cleverest of delineators and jokers, and Briggs fa a
batjoist par excellence. Add these two to the already
great troupe of the Buckley’s, and the reader can easily
perceive that the entire party cannot well be equalled,
much less beaten. '
Campbell’s Minstrel’s are still going on
swimmingly with their agreeable entertainments at
the St. Njcho!as Exhibition Boom, 495 Broad way, near
the St. Nicholas Hotel. They commence their fourth
week to morrow evening, with a reasonable promise of
a continuance to an indefinite period, cf their attrac
tive series of Concerts. Encouraged by the uninter
upted patronage they continue to receive at the hands
f out music and laughter-loving citizens, they intro
duce a new and varied programme, and one that wifi
no de übt prove very attractive. Mr. H. S. Ramsey is a
very clever performer on the Banjo.
Humbug. —We sometimes learn strange
home-news from abroad. Some disinterested musical
scribbler from New York writes to ths Leipsic "Sig
nale fver die musicalische Welt" about musical affairs
heie, and the news he gives seems as remarkable for
its truth as its disinterestedness. After stating that
Gottschalk, the pianist, has lost, here at home 10,000
francs by contorts? that Mme. Sontag has to give tom
certs at 40c.; that the opera had to stop in consequence
of empty houses; that all the artists are leaving the
country, and whilst warning ethers against coming
here from Europe, the following modest sentence oc
curs. We trans Jute it literally:
“ Most fortunate among all was the pianist, Aug.
Goekel; true, he did not make any more furore than
to colleague Gottschalk, but at least he has not lost
any thing, but has even rejected the most favorable
offers of engagement., AU attempts to retain this
most genial ai list, to induce him to give instructions,
have l itberto been in vain, and it it is right to be so—
for a talent like his is not easily to be confined.”
We are greatly obliged to the “Signale” for all the
information contained in the above paragraph, and
place it before the musical public here, in order that
they may know what they themselves have been doing
ah along. We began to think they had forgotten the
virtuoso Goekel, since his unsuccessful attempts at one
or two conceits about a yean ago, but we are glad to
let-in that he has been “most fortunate among all” the
artists here, though no one here or hereabouts ever
suspected such a thing until the information came from
Leipsic.
Triumphs ©f America. —While ths war cry
of Europe is engaging ths attention of the whole
world, the blessings ot peace are diffused throughout
cur Union; the wise policy of our forefathers has
succeeded and triumphed over the enemies of our glo
rious constitution. To them we are indebted for the
foundation of our present enviable position, and it is
with pleasure we announce the opening of an entire
new exhibition to morrow evening’at the Hope Chapel,
consisting of a variety of tableauxjillustrating ali the
principal events in our struggle for indepenpence. A
talented lecturer will explain the various subjects. A
well -conducted entertainment of thia kind should he
warmly encouraged ; the glorious deeds of the mighty
dead should be ever green m our memories.
Mental Derangmknt of Robert Schu
mann We copy the following paragraph from the Mu
sical Review,
“ A private letter from Leipsic, received by the Pa
cific, brings us the sad intelligence that Robert Schu
mann, the distinguished composer, who stands in the
first rank of living musicians, has' become deranged,
and is considered by his physicians as lost to the mu
sical world. The first symptoms of this mental aberra
tion were exhibited in supposed communings with the
spirit of Beethoven. Let us hope that this sad
affliction may be only temporary in its nature.”
How Shall we Endure such Weather?—
How to endure such horrible weather, and still keep
ourselves lively, is a pr-.blem every one endeavors to
solve. The many meet with indifferent success, but
the few, a dozen or two thousands, find the dullest
weather pans pleasantly while playing the delightful
waltzes, polkas, &c., In “ Jullien’s Music fur the Md
lion," a work of great beauty, sold for a dollar by
Jollib, 300 Broadway, but of inestimable value to
all who have music in their souls and suffix from
ennui.
Signor Bottebini’s crown as the first and
greatest of living contrabassists is in danger. At
some of the recent great Concerts at the “ Gswand
haus" in Leipsic, if some of the best and most acute
critics are to be believed, Mr. August Muller’s per
formances upon the Double Bass, exceeded everything
ever heard or dreamed of. Mr. Muller is described as
a colossal man ami as seeming by nature grown to and
urbed with his colossal instrument. Histone is said
to be as remarkable for its power as for its parity and
softness, and his execution perfectly classical arid ar
tistic. The critics are in extacies about his rapidity,
hißl,iiilos,fiimwes and remarkable double-stopping.
They describe his performances as wonderful beyond
belief.
The' Regent’s Daughter.— We have pe
rused, and with no small degree of satisfaction, a copy
of this “serio-comic play,” snout which, last spring, a
considerable neaspaper controversy occurred between
the author and Mr. Burton, the manager. It is an
adaptation, in a dramatic shape, of Damas’ romaace
of“ Une fide du Regent," tend has jaet been published
I y the Appletons. We cannot of course judge of the
author s motives for publication, but as we consider it
a capital acting play, we think this publication an in
justice to himself, in leaving the material reward for
bis labor at the discretion, as it were, of any mansger
who chooses to buy a copy and produce it, A hint to
theatrical managers respecting the courtesy due to the
author in case of its production, is contained in a
notice within the book, also that an acting copy, cur
tailed and arranged for the stage, may be had of him,
and we sincerely trust that this piece may shortly be
produced at one of our theatres. Wiry canuot Air.
Wallack give it to us? He has a capital company to
do it, and all other means and appliances to boot; and
surely it is more fresh and wholesome than the Vis
count Buurciceult’s nphofatery pieces, more pure, and
—even as a picture drawn from history—superior to
the prurient Congreve, Farquhar &■ Co. style of com
edies, and not half as etale and narcotic as the latest
rehash of the *• Lionness of the North," Pray, Mr.
Manager give the “ Regerd’s Daughter ” a trial and a
lair chance.
Mr. H. Nichols, an amateur, has lately
made a “ hit” in England. Of his performance of
Hamlet, the Athenccum says:—“ Some new basinets
in the part was happily introduced, such as his going
to the table and seizing rapidly on writing materials,
immediately after exclaiming ‘ The play s the thing
wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king,’ as if
about to compose ‘ the dozen or fifteen lines’ which
were to entrap and secure the subject of the dramatic
ordeal. Marks of intelligence like this are noticeable.
There was much, also, to praise in Mr. Nicholls deli
very of the soliloquy, ‘ To be, or not to be,’ wh’eh was
pronounced thoughout in a sitting and immoveable at
titude, the eye all the while meditatively fixed on one
spot. No harder feat in histrionics may be performed
than one of this nature. It tries tha nerves and
patience both, of actor and auditor. We are, however,
bound to record Mr. Nicholls success in this experi
ment.”
Basvard’s Ge-jrama. —This popular and
instructive place of amusement will close on the IGth
inst. Do not allow these interesting paintings to leave
the city without having seen them. Open to-night at
o’clock, for the usual Sunday evening representa
tion.
Chasing the Hart. Everybody is in
full cry after the Hart. This instructive and enter
taining Exhibition of the Whole Worle, is at 377 and
399 Broadway. Fer one dollar four tickets may be
procured for the Exhibition. This is no evanescent
affair, but a startling exhibition, such an one as Hart
might have been expected to produce.
CXTx’ AND
The Labor Movement. —The trades are
now fairly awake again in the matter of an increase
of wages, and are fast getting in line.
The N. Y. Plasterer’s Protective Society, held their
third regular meeting on Thursday night last, for the
purposed forming themselves into a union, when it
is their intention to strike for an advance of wages.
The Bricklayer’s Benevolent and Protective Union,
met on the same evening, for the purpose of adopting
bje laws and electing new members. The Society is
oniy five weeks old, and aheady numbers 600 mem
bers. It is estimated that there are 2,200 bri k-iayers
in the city. It is supposed to be their intention to
strike some time during the spring. •
The. Boiler Maker’s are getting 'up a petition, re
qucsiiug an advance from their employers; but before
presenting it, they will hold another meeting, for the
purpose of ascertaining whether it. is respectable
enough in numbers to do so.
The Journeymen Collar Makers, held a meeting on
Thursday evening, but the proceedings were private.
It is said, however, that they intend to strike to
morrow for an advance of S 3 per week, .the present
price beiag $9. sl2 per week is little enough for any
mechanic, and we hope they will succeed in getting
it.
The Shipwrights, Caulkers, and Spar Makers, have
rr-eclved to organize a Union to be known as “The
Shipwrights and Caulkers Union of the City of New
Yolk.” They have struck for $3 per dry, and about
forty bands are at work at these rates, while those on
a strike number between 500 and 600. '
The. Ship Joiners have held numerous meetings, and
are getting up a list of all those in the trade who are
willing to strike for an advance, but they will have
another meeting in order to ascertain whether they
aie strong enough carry out their purpose.
Stiike of the Brooklyn Dork Carmen.— The Carmens
Union Association of Brooklyn, turned out on a strike
cn Monday list, avd passed the streets on horseback,
to the number of about two hundred. They areof the
class known as dock carmen, employed about the
wharves. Their present remuneration is 43 per day,
which the): deem insufficient in view of the increase of
rents and necessaries of life, and therefore demand $4
per day from and after the first of April next. The
Association numbers about 300, andthoce who did not
turn out empathise with those who did. The Marahal
of the day was Mr. Ileniy Bresslen.
The Longshoremen’s Society held a meeting at the
Shakepesre Hotel on Thursday evening last, to consi
der the propriety of asking an advance of wages of the
merchants. The subject was discus- ed at great length,
and it was finally cetermioed to ask an advance of
two shillings per day, and to give notice that the ad--
vance would be expected on Monday morning, the I7th
of Apiil.
The Tailors’ Protective Union held a meeting on
Wednesday night to consider the arrest of twenty-five
of their number under bench-warrants issued by the
Grand Jury, oa a charge of conspiracy, in having fol
lowed certain members of their craft around to prevent
I their getting work. The parties arrested dony this
accusation, and assert that so far from following their
accusers up, their accusers had followed them from
place topkce.aud taken every opportunity to provoke
a quarrel. We irust they will be able to make this
appear at the proper time, for our sympathies are on
the side of labor vs. capital, and we should not like to
see the progress «f workingmen stopped by any act of
their own.
Benjamin J. Morrill, a working house-carpenter, de
livered a very creditable lecture on the Rights and
Wrongs of Labor, at the Tabernacle, on Thursday
night last. Mr. Morrill was selected for the purpose
by an- association of the trade. The lecture was well
attended.
Weekly Outrages —The following is as
epitomized report of the outrages committed in this
city and vicinity during the past week w
A young man named Monaghan, residing in Van
Brunt street, near Sulliven, Brooklyn, died on. Friday
last from the effects of a blow received ia aa
affray at Decker & Cos lumber yard, near the
Atlantic Dock. It appears that the evening previous
there was a party at a neighbt’s named Moi-an, to
which Monaghan had been invited, but he declined to
be present and informed his sister to tell any one who
should cell lor him that he was ili and had retired.
He conscqaently went to bed, and about 10 o’clock
two friends from New York came’ to the house and
actually dragged him out of bed and persuaded him to
go to the paity. He went and it appears they en
jpyed a jolly time untila bout 3 o’clock, when the as
sembly broke up, and Monaghan accompanied his
New York friends towards the Hamilton terry on their
return home. When reaching the lumber yard of
Decker & Co., in Van Brunt street, an altercation
occurred between the party and a private watchman
named Patrick Keheler, which soon came to hard
knocks, and the latter making use of his club struck
Monaghan on the head and fractured his skuil. The
injured man was led to his home, and on entering
the door exclaimed to his sister that he could not sea,
I and growing delirious he was laid upon a bed. He
I spoke no rfiore, and in about 8 boms thereafter he
breathed his iast. He is represented as a steady,
sober young man, and of a very quiet and peaceable
I disposition. Whether the watchman received suffi
cient provocation to warrant the use of his ciub remains
I to be determined by the proper tibunal. He is now
- under arrest.
i On Friday night, a difficulty occurred at a public
i house in Broadway, near Anthony street, between
Thomas K. White, a sporting man, and Richard H.
Ward, bi 82 Avenue B. Ward had a portion of hfa
nose feloniously bit or cut off, as is alleged, by White.
The latter was arrested by officer Wooley of the
Reseive Corps, and locked up in the station house for
the night. Yesterday morning, he was taken before
Justice Bogait, and held in the sum ot SSOO to answer
the charge. Tbe accused alleges that he was ’flint
asrsuited by Ward.and only acted on ‘ttze- derenstw,
and that he only struck the complainant with his fiat.
Officers Toole aad Cain of the Third District Brook
lyn Police, were arrested a few days since on a chaige
i of helping a man named John Cavanagh to resist a
warrant of ejectment. They were committed to await
aa examination.
Three men, named Philip Brady, Wm. Finarty and
Michael Mooney, amused themselves on Monday eve
ning, in 21st street, by savagely beating a poor organ
gi inder, named Shappart, while the latter was attempt
ing to play. Capt Stevenson and some of the 16th
Ward policemen got information of the outrage, aad
captured tbe ruffians before they reached the Ninth
Aveime. The organ grinder was dangerously in
jured.
Daniel Murphy, a young Irishman, was arrest&d en
a. charge of seriously assaulting Michael Carrol, of
140 Authcny street, and stabbing him in the left arm
with a dirk knife, with tbe felonious intent, as is al
leged, to take his life. Murphy was taken to the
Tombs and committed to. prison for trial by Justice
i tice Bogait, in default cf SSOO bail.
Au intemperate individual named- William Sullivan
■ was arrested lor being drunk and disorderly. He, as
is slieged, had previously turned his who with a dying
child in her arms into the street, and appropriated to
hisown’ use a few permies which she bad hid away to
purchase the necessaries of life with.
On Sunday night a drunken row occurred in 14th
street, near Avenue A, between John Fitzpatrick, El
ward Norton, and others, in which it is alleged Cor
! neliua O Hearn, residing at 463 Second Avenue, was
i fearfully beaten by Fitzpatrick and Norton, who were
! arretted to await the result of the wounded man’s in
juries. His recovery is doubtful.
The body of Joseph Corkie, a mason, was found
lying-in a basement on the corner of Sackett and
Henry streets, Brooklyn, on Tuesday night, having
frezen to death. Capt. Oswald?of tbe Third District,
had the remains conveyed to his late residence on the
corner of Atlantic and Henry streets. He leaves a
family.
A desperate riot among firemen took place on Sun
day morning laet, at the corner of Eighth avenue and
Forty-second street. Tbe following persons were ar
retted at the time, and were on Monday committed ia
default of bail:—Peter Hagan, in $1 000; Geo. Brawn,
$3,000; John Curran, $’1,000; Frederick Hes er,
$500; HentySchneck, $2,000; Anthony Hyder, $1 000;
Jacob Brown, $2,000 ; Paul Scbuck, foreman of Hook
and Ladder Co. No. 8, $5,000; John Brown, $2,000 ;
John Crowley, $500; Jacob H. Bearer, $500; William
Adams, SSOO ; aad John Austerlitz, SSOO. Vergil
Hoffman and Chai les Morgan were discharged.
Going ahead at Last. —Mr. Btsratim’s plan
of a providing fir a portion of the debt of the Crystal
Palace by of Tickets m advance seems to
meet with much favor. The following amount for
tickets tave .already been subscribed. Sixth-avenue
Railroad, $10,060: Msesrt. Acker, Treadwell &Co., of
the St. Nicholas Hotel, 5,000; Simeon Leland &Co.,
.Metropolitan Hotel, 5,000; Coteman and Stetson,
Astor House, 5,000 ; American Museum, 5,000; Lio
by ai d Whitney, Lovejoys Hotel, 3,000 ; Duncan
Sherman&Co., 1.000; John Genin, 1,000; making in
all, $35,000. If the proprietors of all our Hotela, Rill-
Roads, Steamboats, and places of amusement j >in
with tbe merchants and others Interested in the
permanence cf the Cry stal Palace, will make common
cause, and unite in this plan of taking tickets, we
have no doubt that the nt-w president will net only
consent to remain, but will also sucoed in bringing
more strangers to our city than ever before visited it
at a single season. We hope to be able to announce
in our next number that tickets to tbe amount of
SIOO,OOO have thus been purchased by our citizens.
Look out for ‘ Young Veal.”— A subseri
ber at Little Falls, says, The Albany Evening Jour
nal, writes us that two Albanians have been for sever
al days at that place, buying up calves from two to
four clays old, at from six to eight shillings apiece,
wbiah they bill there, and then forward on to Albany
by Raihoad. He says they have shipped more than
two hundred such, within a fortqjght. . It is farther
stated that this poisonous stuff fa forwarded imme
diately to New York, where it is larded and blown up
so as to make a passable show asd sold at the price of
a good article. The scoundrel who would sell such
stuff, knowingly, has no business outside of the walls
of tbe Prison. It is said that there is an average
of 15,767 animals butchered weekly in thia city, to
say nothing of the quantity of dressed meats ia tha
shi-pe of such veal as is above alluded to, which reach
es us by railroad and steamboat. No sanitary measure
is more requisite than the suppression of the sale of
poisoned meats, the cleaning of the streets not except
ed, end it is a matter that should be attended to a
cnce.
Intense Excitement Among the Arcula
bivs Officials.—Ab the new incumbent for the office
ot Superintend ant of Streets pud Lamps was instiled
into cffice yesterday—vice Henry Arcularias. Esq.,
resigred—there prevailed the most intense excitement
among the old < flieials in that department, coEsequent
upon their friends being assured, “they had to step
ftrd leave the pap.” One of the clerks however, fol
lowed in the wake of his superior officer, by also re
signing. This was Captain Joe Coles, who occupied
.the position of confidential clerk to the out going Com
missioner. Mr. GLzidr, our Reporter iearns, made
the following removals and appointments: J Sher
man Brownell, Esq., Superintendant of Streets, ia the
place of Mr. George White; Henry J. Allen, Esq.,
Siiperinteudant of Lamps, Oil House, vice Wil
liam A. Douglass; William Goodhart, Esq. (a clever
butcher,) wa« chosen for Superintendant of Markets,
in place cf Mat. Guoderson. The balauce of the ap
pointments net being so important, they were laid
over tor a few days.
The Murder Mania. —There ia plenty work
on band for the April term of the Court of Oyer and
Teiminer, which commences to-morrow, there being
no less than,thirteen capital cases to dispose of—tea
for nrerder, sad three for arson in the first degree.
Those .indicted for murder are, Wm. and Cathiriue
Hayes, for the murder of Dr. L-utener; Dennis, Hugh,
and John O Connor, for the ncurder of Michael Cun
roy; John Wilson Jor the murder of Henry Diekonger;
Aaron Jackson, colored, for the murder of Francis
Johnson, also colored; James Smith, for the murder of
James (Davis; Archibald Murphv, for the murder of
George W. Field (this prisoner is said to be imaue);
and Anna Maria Durchy, for the murder of her own
child (also said to lie insane). Those indicted for ar
son in the .first degree are,’John Dovioger, sen., and
Jcbn Dovinger, jr», and John M. Fenerty. This is a
ten ible catalogue, and shows plainly enough that the
death penalty is not calculated to diminish capital of
fences.
The “Safe” Game Again. —lt would be
strange if a week should pass without our having at
least one “ safe” swindle to chreniele. On Monday
last, an Albanian named Jubn Schenck came to this
city for the purpose of taking passage to California.
Before he bad managed to purchase his ticket, how
ever, be fell in with a couple of race young meu, who
invited him to take a trip across to Brooklyn, where,
with the assistant e of a confederate, they managed to
swindle him out. of $177, with which they made their
rtcupe. One of them was arrested the next day in
this city, and sent tp Brooklyn for trial. [Since the
above was written, one of the Smith family, from
Mam-field, Richland Cm Ohio, was defrauded out of
$29, by a couple of “ safe’’ operators, who also took
their victim to Brooklyn to skin him. Mr. Smith, was
likewise in route for California, but the skinners let
him up pretty easily, considering all things.]
Medical Reform. —We are gratified io
perceive by our exchanges, that the movement made
by the eminent- Pio'essor McClintock, for the introduc
tion of a superio; class of medicines into popular use,
has met with unbounded success, and is being sus
tained, as it should be, by the people and the Faculty!
If there is any subject which should claim our earnest
attention, it is, to whom and to what shall we trust
our health and our lives, when we are in sickness ?
Hitherto, a few onlv, who could afford to pay large
fees, have been able to reach the attention of’such
men as Dr. Mott, Dr. McClintock, and others, who,
like Abernethy and Sir Astley Cooper, in the Old
World,’Lave become so widely celebrated, as to make
it necessary for them, in self-defence, to confine their
treatment to those who could to pay them most for
their time and skill. Dr. McClintock is the first man
who has had the public sffirit to step out of the con
servative ranks of the profession, holding the distin
guished position he does, and give his prescriptions in
a cheap form to the people. Wa are giad to learn,
therefore, that the people are trying the medicines,
and that the medicines are triumphantly sustaining
the great reputation of their inventor wherever they
are used. Give the public a chance to get good medi
cines, and they will certainly buy no more bid ones.
We again advise such of oar readers as may need
medicines in their families, or such as are about to
travel, to provide themselves from the list of Dr.
McClintocks Family Medicines, as advertised in an
other column of this paper. „ v;j
The Brooklyn Board op Excise. —This
body was tried in the Court of General Sessions on
Friday last, on indictments for granting licenses to
par ties who had not the necessary accommodations
for the travelling public, as required by law. The
case against the defendants appeared clear enough and
the jury was sent out about 7 o’clock in the evening.
It was expected that a verdict would soon be returned,
and a large number of those taking an interest in tha
resrlt, tarried about the Hall until a late hour aad still
there was no determination. At length the crowd
dispersed and the jury continued their deliberations
until 9 o’clock yesterday morning, when they entered
Court and announced that they were unable to agree.
They were consequently discharged, and the defen
dants are held for another trial.
Sebious Ohabgs against the lath City
Treasurer of Williamsburgh.— Mr. J. D. Holbrook,
the late City Treasurer of Williamsburgh, was arrested
on Monday last in Warren county, N. J., on a charge
of embezzling the city funds to tbe amount of $130,009.
It is supposed that Mr. Holbrook, who denies tha
charge, will be able to produce vouchers for within
sl4 000 of the alleged defalcation. An examination
was commenced before the Mayor on Tuesday last,
when Mr. Holbrook, in default of bonds ia the sum of
$20,000, was committed to the County Jail to await
trial.
The Long Island Railroad. —-Ths authori
ties of Brooklyn have sent a remonstrance to the Leg
islature, under the city teal, against the passage of an
act relating to the Long Island Railroad, which, if
passed, will prevent the Common Counsel from con
trolling the travel in the public street through which
the Railroad pisses, and vests the power in the Su
preme Court, which is considered a subversion of the
chartered rights ol Brooklyn; and it calls for a repeal
of tbe act passed by the last Legislature in relation to
eaid road.
The Brooklyn I’ERRiEg.—At a late meeting
of the Brooklyn. Common Council, the Ferry aad
Water Committee reported on a resolution relative to
the City cf Brooklyn, possessing a guarantee for the
retaining cf the present ferries under ail changes of
management, and recommended several propositions,
agreed to by consent of the Union Ferry Company for
thia purpose under the proposed alteration of its
charter, which will prevent stockholders dividing a
greater profit than 19 per cent. The report was
adopted.
A Pugilist Arrested. —-Orville Gardner,
who was held to bail. some time ago in the sum of
$1,060 for biting off a piece of the ear of Wm. Hastings,
and who forfeited bis recognizances, was re arrested oa
Wednesday last, at the Philadelphia Hotel, in Jersey
City, and committed to the Tombs, it is said that
Gardner was the victim of misplaced confidence, hav
ing been decoyed here from Canada, and given into
the hands of the Philistines by a bosom frfeud. The
offence with which he stands charged is an “ awful”
cue, and as nasty as it is awful.
Alleged Fugitive from Justice. —Charles
S. Sanborn, a young man formerly in the employ of
Mr. H. S. Jordon, an insurance broker, doing business
at No. 40 State street, Boston, was arrested in. this
.city, on a charge of having, while in the service of Mr.
Jordon, c.mbezzkd and appropriated to his own use
some SBOO ot' bis employe- ’s money, after which, as is
alleged, be lied to New Orleans. He recently retnm -d
to New Yoik, and was arrested as above stated. He
was committed by Justice Osborne to await a further
examination.
The Crystal Palace.— lt is said that Mr.
Barnum is taking active measures in tha World’s Fair
business, and that he is now engaged in procuring
subscriptions frem Railroads, Hotels, Theatres and
other branches of business -interested ia attracting
strangers to the city.- As a specimen of his success, it
is stated that in one instance ten thousand tickets
were subscribed for as a begining. • The plan is a good
one, and should be encouraged by all ia anyavay inte
rested in travel.
A Dear Pound cf Butter.— A German
skipper of a produce boat, lying at the foot ot Vesey
street was forced to pay S2O on Wednesday last, to a
Yankee dealer at Washington market, for a pound
cf fresh butter. Tbe German’s daughter, a girl 12
years of age, had stole the butter from the Yankee’s
cart—ehe Was caught at it by the countryman, who
was about lugging her tiff to the Station House, when
tbe skipper came up aiffi compromised .the matter for
S2O. It was no doubt the dearest pound of butter that
ever he bought.
Ratheb Doubtful References. —A mar
chant, doing business ia Murray street, was arrested
on Wednesday last, charged by Messrs. Doremus,
Crane and Carpenter with having obtained from them
goods to the value of $750, by false representations.
He was held to bail in SI,OOO to answer. It is said
that within the past few months various merchants in
this city have been defrauded out of at least $50,000
by four men who have used each other, as references.
. A Cabeless C’aufoksian Daniel O'Uon-
nor, a returned Californian; at 10 o’clock on Sunday’
morning was found ip the street with a very large brick
in his l at, by officer Timony of the 6th Ward Police,
having in his possession a draft for SBOO, and $lB3 in
geld coin. He was detained at the station house for
the night, and on being brought before Justice Os
born in his sober moments, O'Comicr was reprimand
ed discharged.
The B soc-kltn Oity*Railb6ads.— The work
of Constructing the various railroad tracks iu the city
of Brooklyn, authorized by tbe Common Council last
fail, is to be soon commenoe(l. Large quantities of
iron bjve already arrived at the wharves for the pur
pose. It is expected that the principal lines will ba in
operation about the 4th of July next.
g Court of Sessions Calender— April T«rm.
Grand Larceny, 17; Forgery, 7; Murder, 6 :
chief, 5; Receiving Stolen Goods, 2; Embezzlemeat, 2;
Arson, 3; Seduction,!; Bigimy.l; Felonious As-unit
and Battery, 1; Bastardy,!: Manslaughter,!; May
hem, 1; Burglary, 1. Total, 56.
Market Removal.- ■ The subscriber b g-i
leave to return bis most sincere tbank-i to his custo
mers’ar.d the public, who have so kindly appreciated'
l;;fa ability in selecting choice delicacies for their ta
bles, auc hopes to meet a continuance of the same at
No. 894 Broadway, where he removes to on April 3d.
from 17 th street. Aknest Fink.
A Weil Merited Reward. —Tha Gcvara
ment has presented to the owners of the ship Antarctic
(which took off aportion of the passengers on the Siu
Fiancisco) tbe sum of $25,000 as a .token of gratitude
tor the service rendered. It was a voluntary gift, as
the on ners at the ship made no charge whatever.
Election of a Libut. Colonel.— At an
election held st tho Brooklyn Armory on Friday eve
ning, Mr. William Milford was chosen Lieutenant Col
onel of the 14th regiment, N. Y. State Militia. The
station had been vacant lor more than a year past.
A Bone Boiling Establiskmant which
it is raid has for a long time past furnished the resi
dents in the vicinity or Fifty-eevent'j street and Losing
ton avenue, with perfumery free of charge, was broken
up en Tuesday list, amid the general rrj icio-g of t o
populace. The proprietor ot the place himself seemed
to think it nothing more than right that he should
vacate the premises, and be set his own men to work
to assist in the clearing out process.
On Monday last, officer Ayrea. of the
Ninth Ward Police, arrested James McDonald, a young
man who stands charged with stealing two gold
watches, gold chains, rings, <to., from Messrs. Wood &
Toby, dealers in Albany, and fleeing to this city with
the property. The accused was taken back to .Albany
in the stean boat Isaac Newton to a-.vt.it his trial. Tula
s the yoath whose exploits are detailed iu our record
ot crime on the fourth page of to-day’s paper.
Two notorious burglars Earned Me
Kay and Galloway weie arrested on Monday last,
chaiged with breaking into the grocery store of Hir
risson and Vincent, 159 West street, and staffin g
jewelry to tbe amount e-f $342 A large amount of
other property was found upoa 'them. They admitted
cbeir guilt. They were assisted by three other per
sons named Cochran, Dolan, and wordan, who have
not yet been arrested.
The residents iu the viDcinity of west-
Laight and Washington streets, were considerably,
frightened a few days since on account of the shaky
condition of the sugar house chimney there located,
which, is an hundred and fifty feet high, and showed
tome signs ot toppling over on the surrounding houses.
It is thought, however, that the chimney may be
made perfectly safe by banding and bracing.
A few day: tiuce, Mrs. Taylor, an aged
lady, Lving at 116 West 27th street, was found serious
ly injured in Bth Avenue, by officer Neadeli, of the
I£seive corps, she having been knocked down and run
over by an infuriated cow, which was being driven to
the slaughter-house. The i jured lady was carried to
her residence and attended by a physician.
The secopd irial of Theodore Rossi,
charged with the embezzlement of property from let
ter# at tbe Port-office, where he was clerk, was brought
to a conclusion-on Wednesday ia,t. Tie case went to
the jury on Thursday, and on Friday moruieg they
came into court and stated their inability to agree.
They were accordingly discharged.
Mr” A serious aocideut happened yester
day afternoon, juet in the rear of our office. The front
v all of one of the buildings which were destroyed in
Spruce street, and which had been left standing ever
since, fell with a tremendous crash, seriously injariug
some half dozen workmen, one of whom it is feared
was fatally wounded. He was taken to the Hospital.
Thomas Coole a: d Thomas Madge it,
arrested in Williamsbnrgh a short titre since on the
charge ot forging a check of SIOO, on tbe Meohatiios’
Bank, were committed for trial by Justice Boswell, oa
Monday last.
On Suncay afternoon last, while Mr
Ackley, keeper of a porter house in Fourth street,
rear North Third, Williamaburgti, was absent, from his
loemfor a few moments, the house was entered by
tome person, who stole SB7.
J@’- A female named Emma Sherwood was
arrested on Sunday last, chargvd with stealing $47
from David McClure, of No. 44 Henry street, Brooklyn,
who had accompanied her to her residence. She was
committed.
s®~ On Monday Light a young man named
Alfred Murray, hoarding at No. 40 Nor[h Fourth st.,
Willian.sburgh,_bad hie truck broken open and his
watch woitb $45, aad sls money stolen toere from. A
man bear dir g at the same house has been arrested on
suspicion.
A young man, named Mead, .was ar
rested, on Wednesday last, on a charge of passing a
cenmterfeit $5 bill on the Trenton Banking Company
ot New Jersey. He was commit:cd by Justice rYood
for examination.
S®'- Public School House No. 2 of Williams
burgh, was set on fire on Sunday night last, and a re
solution has been adopted by the Common Council of
that city, recommending the’Mayor to offer a reward of
$250 for the arrest aad conviction of the incendiaries.
&& During the present season a> beautiful
and substantial bank building for the use of the Jersey
City Provident Institutions for Savings, will be erected
<n the south-west corner cf Washington and Mercer
streets, in that city.
A ycußg man who was in ’.he employ
of the New York end Philadelphia line of steamers
wm arrested on Wednesday, charged with embezzling
S2OO from tbe Company. He was held to answer the
charge.
A dense fog prevailed pretty much
all day yesterday, which very much impeded the prog
ress ot the ferry boats, and called for the greatest vigi
ilsmce on tbe pert of the pilots. A number of coti
sions took place but nothing very serious happened.
Ihe extensive dry goods store of
Messrs. Horton & Sons, in Fulton street, Brooklyn,
was entered on Tuesday night last, and robbed of pro
perty to the amount of $2,000. No arrest.
(ST Mav or Westervelt /-as appointed Mr. I
Wm. 11. Stephens, to the office of First iiarsba), iu the
place cf Mr. Glazier, who steps into the shoes of Henry
Arcularius.
A meeting was held at the Brooklj n
Lyceum on Thursday evening last, for the purpose of
forming a Carson League in that city.
A man naui. d Samuel D. Potto, waa
arrested a few days since in WiUiamsburgh, on the
charge of bigamy. He was locked up.
Fatal Accidents, cuduhb mo.—•
During the past week the following fatal accidents,
sudden deaths, and suicides, have occurred in this city
and vicinity:
A little son, 3 years of age, of Mrs. Mary Kelly, re
siding in North Eighth street, died yesterday forenoon
from.the effects ot burns the evening previous, caused
by his clothes taking fire by coming in contact with
the stove. ' -
Mrs. Sarah] Gleasen] died at ber residence, No. 134
Mott street, from puerperal peritonitis, superinduced
(to runs the verdict of tho Coroner’s jury) by the ig
norance and negligence or the midwife who was called
in to attend her. The midwife was not arrested.
An unknown man, supposed to be a German, about
60 years cf age, was found lying dead about 6 o’clock
on Wednesday evening in a narrow place betweeu a
barn and stone tes.ee in a lot on Greenwich Avenue,
between Patehen and Reed Avenues, Brooklyn, j
On Monday last, Coroner Wilhelm held au inquest
at the house of Ernest Porst, No. 48 Trinity Place-,
upon the body of a male infant found dead in- a wash
kettle in the house, whose mother had' died
on the Thursday previous. It appeared from the evi
dence of Air. Porst that he came to this country eigh
teen months ago, leaving his wife and daughter in Ger
many. About 5 mouths since they came to this coun
try. When in Germany, Mrs. Porst was frequently
very ill, and recently she was taken sick at their house
.in this city. He supposed that her illness was similar
to that she suffered from in Germany, and on Wed
nesday week, she becoming still worse, he sent
for Dr. Muller, whom she deceived as to the real
nature of her sickness. On Thursday morning she
died and her husband was ignorant of the cause of
death, until the new-born infant was found as
above stated. He is now of the opinion that his wife
gave birth to an illegitimate child on Wednesday, tna
Ifltb mat. The Jury of in quest rendered a verdict that
Mrs. Wilhelmine Porst, now deceased, was the mother
ot the deceased child, that it wm born alive, and that
they strongly suspect that Mrs. Porst made use of some
means unknown to them, to cause the child’s death.
A man attempted suicide at No. 100 Cedar street,
by cutting his throat with a razor. The wound wag
not considered dangerous. He was sent to the Hos
pital.
Owen Prandy, a coal cartman, waa killed on Thurs
day evening, in Brooklyn, by his horse running away,
and throwing him from his vehicle.
Coroner Hanford held an inquest at a house in North
Fifth-: t., Wihiamsburgh, on a little girl three years of
age named»Eliza Martin, who died from burns caused
by her clothes taking fire on Thursday last, a verdict
in accordance with the above facts was rendered,
o' David Doxen, late a hand on ’board the steamboat
Franklin, accidentally fell into .the water from the
gang plank on Sunday night, last, and was drowned.
His body was subsequently recovered.
Frederick Bielenberg, a German, 30 years of age,
committed suicide, at his resilience No. 70 Cliutan
street, by cutting his throat with a rezor. He bad
lately been under great excitement on religious sub
jects, and was much depressed in mind iu regard to
his future fate.
Mr. George,H. McCammont, the gentleman who was
injured so seriously on Sunday week by the fefliiag of
scaffold bridge in Broadway, at tne time a man was
arrested for indulging a morbid curiosity, died at the
N. Y. Hospital on Thursday last.
Margaret McDyrmott, an Irish’ woman, 46 years of
age, was found lying in 'llsth street, insensible from
the effects cf rum, aad taken to the 12th Ward Station
House, where she died.
John Sheridan, a Market boatman, was found dead
in Fulton slip beside his boat. It is supposed he was
accidedtally drowned.
Coroaer Wilhelm held an inquest in 44th street,
near 2d avenue, oa the body of Margaret Muller, a
German-woman, 30 years’of age, who died on Sunday
from natural causes. The fact then became known to
the Coroner, that the infant child of the deceased some
three days previously, had been buried upon the cer
tificate of one Dr. Hunter, living in 3d avenue, he
never having seen the child or its mother, but granted
the burial certificate from information alone received
from a third party, and not frons actual knowledge
as to what caused death. Hunter was subpeenmd be
fore the Coroner, put under oath, and testified to
giving the certificate under the circumstance above
set forth, that he did it at the request of the mid-wife,
and that he received the sum of fifty cents for so
doing.
Tee Screeching Wokan.— ln those days
when Cherry street was .out-of town, and red coats
moved about the streets, while Washington and his
bests lay on the catlines of Westchester county, aad
-poor Charlotte Temple wandered houseless tiirou-qa
the pelting storm, there was an appearance iu this city
Calculated to appal the stoutest heart—a midnight cry
piercing the chamber of the invalid, which w-.ks deemed
the sure precursor of death. A lady mother beus over
the soft crimson! couch of her only child, breathing the
prayer of hope for its recovery. Suddenly a siraaga
ringing, piercing scream ru.ffied through her brain like
an arrow cf fire. She looked up, and beheld ai the
winder? a long, deathly face, add two large coal black
eyes g ared iu upon her suffering babe. Instantly tha
object vanished, but not so the impression it had made.
The mother’s heart sank within her; aad, before the
dawning, she looked down upon the mrifbie cheek of
death. At the hour of midnight, an offifer, returmag
from the quarters of the British governor, met a tali,
pale woman, in white. She looked into his face stlih
her terrible black eyes. He boldly demanded her bu.-i
--ne:s— she gave an unearthly scream, which sen: the
blood like an ice-bolt to his heart, and fled with the
peed of lightning. In less liuni six weeks afterwards
that officer was swinging between heavsn and earth, a
jiUltss corpse. It was Major John Andre, a: juta,;t
general Of the British army’. We have no such ladies
now. The ewest loves who perambulate our streets
have teber fish to fry than s-ereatulng death-warnings:
and much rather walk into N . 99 B-i.-.erv, iad
ake a tuck at those splendid Axmisster and’ Turkey
■■ arpets which are told at such astonishingly low prices
by Mr. Hikam Anderson ; or at the gold, white, buff,
croll or plain Window Shades, at Gs„ 125., 20s. or 405.,
nd from that to $lO perpair. Ingrain Carpetiegs,
English and Anicri an. cheaper by 20 to 25 per cent.,
than they can be obtained at any other establfahine.-:t.
Oil cloths of every deacriptiou; Rugs, Table aad Pima
Covers, and every thing iu his line is to be found at this
mammoth establishment, of the best fabrics, the rsest
pleasing and various designs. French, Germ ai, Eng
lish and American carpets of the most mugnificent and
bnsutiful deecriptloxis; with ehe»per kinds lor these
who desite to purchase them. Beautiful StafoCarpete»
Stair-B*jds, &c., -ifC., at the great emporium of Hiram’
Andersen, No. 99 Bowery.
Queen Victoria and mr Troops. —lt was
an interesting occasion when her subjects were about
to depart in warlike guise, the pretty little Queen bow
ing li-c-m the balcony, and the brave reidieiy cheering
ano throwing up their caps to the Majesty of England.
To many cf those heroes it wm Aw; farewell j trury
hade adieu to a Queen whom they should see no mars.
SomeJuture batd may celebrate this august and affect
ing score, especially it in a fierce encounter with the
Russian Bear, many of those gallant meu should fall
to rise no more. And then the songs ef tire mourn
ing bard will be set to music and accompanied by
these clear-tci>ed, elegant Pianos sold by Mr. Hoback
Waters, cf No. 333 Broadway. We might almost,
imagine tbe spirits of tbe slain heroes bending from
the skies to listen to the sweet toiic-s of some sympa
thetic your g lady as she sang their praises, and the
piano ewelled the melody cf ber notes, floating up
-rtee-heme of the fallen brave. Bat.go— so-.
and see those exquisite Plffiios and then judge of their
soul-thrilling effect. Horace Waters, No. 333 Broad
way.
—-waixfa—
Excitemskt among the Lames. ■—lt ia very
seldim Hut we have ?.ee:i the ladies iu such aflutter
i s they have been for the last few weeira. The fame of
those Delaices, Prints, Linen Goods at Columbian
Hall has reached the m st distant corners of the
city, ard the csuseqiieuee u.ay be im -giufc.l. Tim fair
sex now regard it as a settled puiut, that when they
want dry goods, bot h good and cheap, it is the b-:st
policy to call at Columbian Hall,NO. 281 G-a :cl sir. -u
Net only dry goods of every de.-erijti ii, and of ths
meat choice manufacture are here found ia pr.-frn
but wet goods also, and these are sold so i-r.v that
splendid barguine are made every day by those wno
ireqceiit. this great emporium of fashionable and cheap
warts. Some of these wet goods are but slightly in
jured and yet a e s-l.i at a great reducdAu from life
price of such goods’in the dry state. Under theas
circumstaDcert it is not strange that tbe fairer portion
cf cieafion charge in full column at the'doors of Co
lumbian Hail, No. 281 Grand st.
sillTJ-a
The Turks fulfilling the Prophecies.—
Some new views, we take it, have come oat iu regard
to the Prophecies in connection with the Turks.
The Turk, though not a C h'istltn, doth portray
To Chiia'.iau men the only firing nay,
Bovrever various may be the opinions about these
prophecies, but ore opinion exirta iu regard to th.-aa
superb and beautiful Spring Goods which will be sub
mitted to public inspection on the 3rd of April, at
tbe stere of Messrs. LEAiiBBATKu'.i Lee, No. 347
Broadway, corner of Leonard street. All who have
had the pleasure of seeing those Silks, Bareges, Gr-n
--acmes, Tissues, Shawls, &0., &c., have expressed
I heir unqualified admiration of these rich aad best
styles of goods. Now, we only wait for tbe opinion
ot tbe ladies. We are’ impatient to ric-ar what they
will aay of these superb Spring Goods. 317 Broad
way.
We would call the fcttentton of our lady
friends to the opening of tne new aad really elegant
Dry Goods and Carpet' Establishment' of Messrs.
O Bui kn & Dingle Nos. 204 and 1 206 Sixth
near- Fourteenth street, on Wednesday next. This is
an announcement we feel it a duty to make—for there
gentlemen h-ve long, enjoyed a high popularity, aa
merchants, both as regards politeness, Cheapness, fair
ness, and richness and goodness of the uri-ieles they
keep, and if we may judge them by the style and tawa
they have displayed in the fitting up of their store, wa
bate no hesitation io saying that a more recherche as
sortment will not be found in the city. They have por
tioned a part of their building to Carpets, Oil Cl tabs
and matting, of which they have a full and large
assortment; embracing all the new and choice pat
terns. In shoi t, they intend keeping everything usual
ly found in a first-class house of the kind.'
Landholders in Fcturo.—Homes for tJb
People,.— Going! going 1 going!—A rare chance for
obiaihii g valuable property, houses and lots of various
Cereriptiona ia New York city, William,burgh, and
New liucbelle, presents itse'lf on the Sth iiiat,; also on
7th inst., liooies and lots in city and country; andon
the 11th, 200 valuable lots of the Stapletoil Dies
Pioptiij- on Staten lelatid will come under the
mer. This is an opportunity that m*y not occur again
very soon, and those who desire to own the Yenisei
they live in, or to obtain superior dies for buildiag,
should remember that these salts take place ou the
sth, 7th, and 11th of the present month. For ali the
particulars end details inquire of Albert H. Niuo
lay, No. 4 Broad, street, near Wall.
J ust in the Season. —An important savin*
to tbot-e about buying Lace and Mutdia Curtains. At
present when ail the necessaries of life command such
nigh prices, it is of great importance to know where
to save money on any one article. We would inform
our readers, th .t Messrs. Thomas and James, 15
Carmine cor. of Bleeckt'r street, have received a Urge*
lot cf rich Lace a Muslin Curtains, which will'be
sold by the yard or in setts, much below the usual
prices. Ladies will do well to call at this store, we
are confident thaUother goods such as Silks, Sna yia
plain and printed Bareges, De Laines, Poplin , Laces
ar,d Etnbioideiies, &c. &c., are sold at vary low prices.
The business is conducted entirely on the one price
principle.
• =S£s——
Strancebs coming to the Citi are captiva
ted by the splendid appearance of Mealio’s fashion*-
bte store on the corner oi Broad way and Canal Kteeete.
ice fashionable poition of our citizens are always
found at Ins celebrated stand, looking for Hits and
Caps of the most approved sty’e-i, and they are not
disappointed. Look at Mealio's Spring Hits, The
article has excited the warmest praues. Meaiio leada
the van. Coiner of Broadway and Canal street.
The Secret Let Out. —'l he reason that
Mr. J. B. Miller, of 134 Cara! street, has produced
such exquisite Boots and Shoes for ladies, may be
comprised in a nut-shell. He has studied th.? buaine-j
as an ait, and is acquainted with combinations and
methods cf workmaiisfip known to very tew of the
craft. His boots and shoes are, therefore, easy to the
foot, arid wear much longer than those of ordinary
manufacture. 134 Canal street.
A New Thing under the Sun —Mungo
Paik, when, faint and weary in the interior of Africa,
he succumbed to the burning heat of a vertical sun.
would have given the world to shelter himself beaeitu
those Anti Mildew Awnings sold by Gompeuts, of
101 Bo a try. Look before you leap—get your awnings
where the mildew doth not corrupt. Go to Gompexie,
and get the genuine article. 101 Bowery.
'1 he Atiention oi?’ the Public is called to
fbe sale at Castle Garden by Samuel Osgood, auction
eer, of ell the stock and fixtures of the establishment;
also the theatrical wardrobe and stage scenery. Tms
will tee an excellent opportunity for those fitting up
public places ot resort, as the sale embraces a large
i-tock of chairs, settees, iron tables, mirrors, &c.—
This sale is well woithy the attention of those engaged
in public business.
Opened at Last. —The Ladies of New York
will be happy to learn that the elegant assortment of
goods, of spring styles, consisting of Hits, Caps,
Shawls, &c., has been opened by Mr. A. F. Jarvis, of
72 Canal street Call up and look at them. Nothiag is
charged for an examination of these elegant articles—
though it is woith something to see them.
.Ca-
Proving an Alibi. —Some persons have
proved an alibi after getting their bald hoads covered
with hair by the use of Barker’s celebrated Chgveux
tonique. On whatever part cf the skull it falls, the
hdir is sure to spring up.
The Pink of Fashion.— Harley’s Spring
Styles are open at 31 John street. His Straws, for
Ladies Misses and Infants, are generally applauded
tor their styles and shapes. They are exqnisitely fine
and beautiful. 34 John street.
On Sunday mooning last, about 5
o’clock, a laboring man named William Welch was
found lying on the Tnird avenue railroad traik, iusen
rible, with his face cut and other injuries. He was un
able to tell how he got injured. The Nineteenth Ward
police seat him to his home in Thirty-ninth street

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