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THB BUSINESS WORLD.
Eras of Flops.— There are two things
vhich make flour rise—Yeast a-ad the East When Aunt
Nabby was told that fh ur had risen on account of advices
from Er gif nd, she replied that she thought this was aa
independent country, and was not obliged to take the ad
' vice of Ergl&nc; at any rate, she maintaited that it was
bad advice from whomsoever it might come. When told,
at length, that flour bad come down ©n account of advices
from Europe, she said she was glad to hear it, and that
Europe gave better advice than England; and moreover,
eke had aleaj s believed that the Europeans were better
people than the English. As for ourselves, we do not in
tend to obtrude our advice upon anybody, farther than
to say, that as the First of May is coming in upon us, like
the Rockaway surf before a South wind; it is better for
gome folks to cast about in their minds how th*y are to
furnish themselves with sundry pieces of carpeting that
will be indispensible when they take possession of their
new residences. We know where thousands of people do
go for the best and cheapest carpets, and although it is
not commendable to ‘‘follow a multitude to do evil,” yet
•we’ll be bound that those who follow the multitude who
jue flocking to 99 Bowery, will do very well. Every ap
proved style of Carpets, French, English, German, and
American, is here offered to the inspection of our city
housekeepers,
While strangers stand with wondering awe,
At the greatest lot they ever saw.
Window Shades of the most tasty and fanciful designs,
sole at all prices, ranging from six shillings to ten dollars
per p-ir. Stair Carpeting, Stair Rods, and all excellent of
their kind, at the lowest prices; Rags, Mats, Druggets,
elegant and of superior fabric, and all that the imagina
tion can conceive which is splendid and desirable to per
sons of refined taste. Ingrain Carpets very cheap and ex
cellent. Ten large salesrooms are filled with these choice
goods, and all sold 20 per cent, cheaper than elsewhere.
This is the place to buy; this is the great Emporium to
wards which all are wending, which accounts for the fact
that the Third Avenue cars are always so crowded. Hi
, ram Anderson, 99 Bowery.
Two Sides to Everything.™ lt is not our
fault that there are two sides to everything. We are not
responsible for the fact that there are poor carpets as
wtll 88 good ones in the community. It is sufficient for
us to tell the public where the good carpets are to be
found. Peterson & Humphrey keep on the corner of
Broadway and White street. Now put that and that to
gether, and you will understand that Peterson & Hum
ph; ej s and Good Carpets are to be found in tha same stora,
corner of Broadway and White street. Farther this depo
nent saith not. Go there, look and admire those magni
ficent goods, and lay in your carpets for the First of May,
Enlarged and Improved. —Collins Hotel,
under the superintendence of the Messrs. Talmas &
Mapes, has undergone sav.h improvements as render it a
very desirable place for families and all others. Tha
rooms have been enlarged, and it now presents facilities
and ccnveniences ior visitors that cannet be surpassed,
. Foot of Canal street.
Klopstoff, the Giant. —That Klopatoff is
a fall species cf humanity is not denied; but one of the
tallest houses we know of for procuring cheap Laced Cur
tains, Window Shades, Window Drapery, Cornices, &c., is
Ihe celebrated establishment of Messrs. J. C. Woodruff &
Co.. 389 Bread way. For great bargains in Upholstery
this is the place, as they sell good articles at the lowest
rates. We can speak by the card in respect to this es
tablishment, as we are well acquainted with their mode
of dealing. Ladies atd others, you hear ? 389 Broadway.
At Hand and on Hand. —The First of
May is at tand, and Simpson is on hand. The elegant Fur
niture kept by Sirtpsou, at No. 89 Bowery, meets with
euch general approval, that it is hardly worth our while
to piaiee it. Cheap is the word at 89 Bawery. Cheap and
good The Furniture sold at this establishment is both
durable and elegant.
Banckek still in the Field. —Those sa
peib Hats for Spring wear got up by Bancker, of 486
Bread still continue to challenge the admiration of
all good jueges. They exceed all others in beauty and
durability, and have run off to rapidly, that the proprie
tor finds it difficult to supply the demand. 486 Broad
w: y.
Economical Persons ought not to visit the
etcre of Mr. John Greason. 261 Greenwich street, as they
will be tempted to lay out more money than they intend--
ed. Few can resist those elegant Window Saades of the
choicest detigns, Lace and Muslin Curtains, vases of the
xnost exquisite mould, and Paper Hingings in aL their
meet exquisite varieties. This jewel ot a store is at 261
Greenwich street, where the’mo&t splendid array of beau
tiful goods is always exhibited.
Diogenes and Alexander.— Diogenes re
quested Alexander to stand eut of his sunlight, and he
cbejed; but the Grecian conqueror would have been glad
to stand in the sunlight if it had been Gurney instead of
Diogenes, as Gurney would have given him a better Da
gusrreotype of himself than he would have got anywhere
the.
Extensive Stock of Cheap Goods.—Few
perecns in town sell at prices so low as these of Messrs. '
Kelty & Ferguson, of 289 X Broadway, and 54 R-iade st
Window Shades of the bett fabrics and most elegant de
feigns, Lace Curtains, Gilt Cornices, Damask, &c., are sold
as low as they can be bought at auction. Their estab
lishment is the most extensive in the country, and their
work is not to be surpassed for durability and beauty of
fii-ifch. All kinds of shades made to order. A splendid
let of Gold Border Shades on hand for city trade, cheap.
A Flock of Wild Geese. —Several wild
geese flew over the stbre of Mr. Edward T. Hackett re
cently. But they were nothing or they would
have stopped there, and not made a bridge of his roof.
A l sensible people know that to get a handsome suit of
clothes, it is most wise and profitable to call in at the ttrst
rale establishment of Mr. Edward T. Hackett, No. 106
I niton street.
The Women of the Nineteenth Century
—Were we to make out a catalogue of the women ©f th >
present century, we should fimi on the list a prodigiou>
number who are weli acquainted with Crocheron’s superb
L-£j Gc ax 221 Gieeu-AicH. Ti±tj Spiiug
Goods now open at that establishment have received the
L*artiest commendi tioa fiom all who kave had the pL-a-
Btre of inspecting them, and rare bargains have b.ien
made within a f»-w days, by many ladies who have express
ed a determination to procure their goods at no other
place 221 Greenwich st.
It is Truly Surprising to see the' crowds
that are constantly flocking to the great Metropolitan
Clothing Warehouse, at No. 116 Fulton street. Friend
Chase teems to be doing his share of the clothing trade,
and v.e are glad that it is so; for we do like to see an en
terprising man prosper. We dropped in to the Metropo*
Inan a few dajs since, and find that Cnasa has a trelnea
dous stock of clothing, and the customers seemed to be
goirg off well pleased, with large bundles of clothing which
they hid just purchased And to our friends that are in
vant of clothing, we would say, go and get one of Chase's
fits, at the Metropolitan Clothing Warehouse, No. 116
Fulton street.
Evacuation. —lntending to have their pre
gent Eland on the first of May, Messrs. A. M & R Davies
are selling off tbeir beautiful stock of Upholstery at the
very lowest prices. Now is the time to pitch upon them,
and make great bargains, especially when it is borne in
mind that their upholstery hfes long been esteemed the
best in the market. 397 Broadway.
New York in Slices was not to be com
.* pared with Tread well’s Bread in slices. Treadwell is to
be found at No. 50 Carmine street, and his bread is there
■with him, if it is not all gone by this time, for there has
been a git at run upon him lately. Everybody is finding
cut that the best bread is at 50 Carmine st.
‘Disasters to Turkey. —No reverses en
by the Turks could accomplish the mischief which
vice has done, for a few samples of which the reader is
referred to the Anatomical Museum in Broadw&y. The
objects there exposed to view tell a tale which few may
xot read to profit. Go there, debauehee, and you will
time out a wiser and a better man.
Giving him Satisfaction. —When our Con
grei emeu they want satisfaction, and shoot each
other. It is not in that way ths.l cukkieks oread; rotis,
Ci-kes, and twists, give satisfaction; for the more his cus
tomers are Eati-ffied, the more they call. All hungry per
fects calling at 205 Greenwich street will receive full sat
isfaction.
The Common Lot.— lt is the common lot of
all who call at Espencheid’s. 118 Nassnu street, that they
procure a bat which renders them the envy of all their
acquair tance. Those Spring Hats spld by Esper:cheid can
nor be surpassed for beauty, durability and lightness.
Let all who want a good article, try 118 Nassau st.
bBOULDEB Arms ! —Those. who wish to pro
cuie fire arms, side-arms, or anything whatever in the
t killing line of business, will find all and much more than
they want at 205 Broadway. That k the great depot of
the Marston Arms, tk e Arsenal General for the people,
where good bargains are to b® made everyday in th* week,
as these excellent daggers, knives, pistols, rifles, &c., are
Bold at the most favorable rites. Cail and look at tha
Marston Arms, if you wish to buy a good article—2os
Bi oadvay.
Carpeting at 105 Bowery.—Thompson,
. Ferris & Co. have now on hand a splendid selection of E; g
lipb Tapestry, Brussels, Three ply and Ingrain Carpeting,
which they fere selling at astonishing low prices. Also'a
complete assortment of Oil Cloths, Stair Carpetting, Mat
tipg, Bugs, Window Shades, Mats, &c., &c., &c.
Extra Pay and Bounty Lands to U. S.
Navy Sailors and Marines and U. S. Soldiers and to the
Widows and Heirs of Such.—We particularly recommend
a.ll interested ip the above, to apply to our friend Edward
—oq., late rnrser u.s. Navy, 67 vVall-st., for such
“ na3, ee advertisement in another column
of this paper.
A New Broom Sweeps Clean, is an oia
proverb, but there is some little drawback after all; as
these brooms do not always prove at last what they were
supposed to te. Such is not the case with Brooks, of 127
Fulton street, Brooklyn. He wears well withail pur
chasers, because his splendid stock of furniture is sold at
very reasonable rates, and proves to be as durable as it is
elegant He deals fairly and honorably, and expects no
more for his wares than their actual value. 127 Fulton
fit., Brooklyn.
The Sea Serpent in Lake Eire—lf this
marvellous creature were sporting in the waters of Erie,
he would not attract more crowds than do the ever-varied
and various Toys, Curiosities, and Bijous, at 345 Broad
way, where Tuttle holds out su6h inducements to the
young of both sexes. His store is filled with everything
that can please children, and many things suitable tor the
amusement of persons of all ages. He is the popular ca
terer to juveniles, and his name is noised abroad where
ever any young people are to be found. His great Empo
rium at 345 Broadway, is a curiosity in itself.
Sit Down, Sir’— lt is simply an set of ci
vility to ask a visitor to sit down, but if the chair gives
way under him, and he comes flop to the floor, he will pick
himself up with a bad grace. Therefore renew your chairs
oceaeionally, and to get of any description, and
ai the lowest prices, call at Comerford’s, No. 452 Broad
way.
Every Day introduces seme grateful indivi
dial, with a certificate of the wonderful cures Gouraud’s
Medicated Soap has performed in cases of salt rheum,
blotches, pimples, rcrofula, and all rough* and chafed
BfciDS. Ladies -with freckled and spotted ekins will find
Gouraud’s Soap tk« best they ever used. Equally famed
is the Pcudre Subtilo, for uprooting hair from low fore
heads, or any part of the bod v. Liquid Hair Dye, in
nee; Lily White, Rouge, Hair Restorative, and various no
tions for the toilet, at the old established depot, No. 67
Walker st., first store from Broadway.
Tbe Advantages of a Warm Bath and the
beautiful effects of a salt wat*r Warm Bath are so well
known, that it is only necessary for us to point you where
those healthy, invigorating luxuries can be effectually en
joyed. At Gray’s Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn, they are fitted
with every requisite for accommodating visitors, with ev
ery comfort. Nothing wanting for the accommodation of
his patrons of both cities. Terms reasonable—ferry one
cent. It is especially necessary at tbe end of cold and the
beginning of mild weather to bathe frequently
Thrilling and Life like Romance.—The
Sunday Courier of to-fisy. tha 9th Inst, will contain the
f ret chapters of an entirely original splendid story, enti
tled ‘ Rich and Poor; or, Phases in American Life,” with
out exception one of the most magnificent pictures of re
alities as they exist; showing the power of wealth and yet
its impotencyto secure happiness; the helplessness of
poverty and yet its ability to do good—that ever was pre
eented to a reading public. In developing the complica
ted, yet in the end, clearly elucidated plot, the talented
anther enters into an exposition of the various classes of
pcciety in all their ramifieatious; he shows great powers
of observation and intimate knowledge of the workings of
the human heart; bow sometimes
“The kindest blow death ever gave.
Laid a mourning child in a parent’s grave;”
and hew, sometimes, the scathed heart goes on, still
Been)ing gay amid the busy world.
Every one should read this intensely interesting novel.
Secure the opening chapters in the Sunday Courier
Price 3 cents per copy For sale by all the news agents,
boys, &c. Office of publication, No. 15 Spruce st,
California Gold in Barrels. —Any one
havirg an extra quantity of California gold cannot iay it
out to better advantage than in calling at the stores of
Mr. W. O. Jenks, Nob. 456 and 458 Pearl street, and pur
chasing seme of thoee transparent Window Shades beau
tiful Table Oil Cloths, Gilt Cornices, Drapery Muslins, Tas
sels and other splendid articles for which
are «old cheaper than the cheapest. His depot for the
chaste and beautiful has been greatly enlarged, and a
freFh stock cf superior goods, will be found at 456 and 458
Pearl street.
Fatal Accident to Knox. —We bought
cue of Knox’s splendid beavers on Monday last, and the
same day lost it overboard from a Hoboken ferry boat.
He has a few more left, though, of the same sort, that
won’t go overboard. Both his silk and fur hats for Spring
IE * V“??i e V r - e ??° Ut Ü B hteßt ’ and most
r, I Un the f Xl, *f ket His Btores are 533
way, and 128 lulton street.
Doors opened to the People:— The assort
ment of splendid and beautifnl earpeta at No 10
atreet, may be eeen at all times of tho e ay r A
Piterson, tbe proprietor of that great establishment has
succeeded by his enterprise and industry in obtaining the
■very best goods in hie line which c.n be found In the city
and customers will find tie terms easy, and receive every
desirable attention. His carpets ar. as excellent as they
are cheap. 70 Canal st. 3
Iron-bound Safety. —lt is no longer a ques
tion what Safss one should purchase in order to secure
Its books, papers, and money against tire. Those beauti
ful articles fold by Mr. Robert M. Patrick, of 192 Pearl
street, have passed inspection, have survived the devour
ir g fire, and proved just what they pretend to be—a sure
pseservative from the hottest flames. 192 Pearl st.
Splendid New Spring Goods Just Opened I
—SOO cases 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
assortment of Plaid, Brocade, Plain and Striped Silks,
Broche, Cashmere, and Crape Shawls, that can be found
in this city. Also, the greatest assortment of Ladies’
Dress Goods, French Ginghams, De Bsge, Poplins, Chalies
Bareges, Plaids, Printed Jackonets, Chambries’
Foulard Silks, DeLains, &call of which will b» sold at
the very lowest prices.
Now that the Crystal Palace is about re
appearing with its various attractions, thousands will
agein visit it with their children. But do not take the
boys until yon have first called at No. 5 John street the
Br ie’Clothing Store, sad fitted them to one of Losee’s
new and beautiful Spring Suita. They are just the ticket
that will keep you in advance of anything in the Palaoa.
L. Lotffis, No, 6 John at.
Brady’s Card to the Public. —New York
abounds with announcements of 25 cent and 50 cent Da
guerreotypes. But little science, experience or taste is
requisite to produce these so-called cheap pictures. Dur
ing several years lhat I have devoted to the daguerrean
art, it has my constant lafcor to perfect and elevate
it. The result has been that the prize of excellence has
been accorded to my pictures ar the World’s Fair in Lon
don, the Crystal Palace in New York, and wherever exhi
bited on either side of the Atlantis. Art has always suf
fered when the public have been deceived by unfounded
assumptions of economy. A valuable invention is no
sooner presented,than its counterfeit is paraded at half the
price. By such deceptions art has st all periods deterio
rated. My new Gallery, No. 359 B oadw&y, over Thomp
son’s Saloon, contains every facility for tha production of
first-class pictures; but for the accommodation of such
persons as may desire cheap likenesses, I take this oppor
tunity of announcing that I am prepared to furnish Da
guerreotypes at 50 cents and upwards, at my old estab
lishment, No. 205 Broadway, corner of Fulton st., where
specimens may be seen with the prices affixed; and I will
demonstrate that I can produce a better picture for four
chillings than any adventurer. Being unwilling to aban
don any artisti® ground to the producers of inferior work,
1 have io fear of appealing to an enlightened public as to
their choice between pictures of the size, price and quali
ty, which will fairly remunerate men of talent, science
aud.application, and these which can be made by the
merest tyro. I wish to vindicate true art, and leave the
community to decide whether it is better to encourage
real excellence or its opposite; to preserve and perfect an
art, or permit it to degenerate by inferiority of materials
which must corresbond with the meanness of the price,
■M. B. Brady, New York.
Great Sale of Oarfeting and Oil Cloths.
—J Hyatt, 94 Bowery, has on sale a large and elegant as
sortment of Carpeting, coneisting of royal, velvet tapes
try, Brussels and Aubusscn carpeting. English three-ply
and Ingrain carpeting; also 10,009 yards of Ingrain, from
25., 2s. 6d , 35., 3s. 6d., 4s. to 6s. per yard ; stair carpet
ing Is. 6d., 25., 2s. 6d., 3s. to 65.; also a splendid assort
ment of floor oil cloths from 2 to 24 feet wide, suitable for
halls, basements and offices, 2s. 6d., 35., 4s to 6s and B'.
per yard; also table and piano covers, hearth rugs, door
mats, window shades, druggets, &c., &c. Call, if you wish
to buy your carpeting reasonable
A Thunder Storm on the Hudson.—Peo
pie overtaken by a thunder storm near the North River
would do well to run into Page’s Hotel, corner of West
and Spring streets, where they will find a very polite’and
cordial reception, with every wished-for accommodation,
and refreshments not to be surpassed by anything on this
side the Rocky Mountains. All who like comfort, ease,
atd rational enjoyment of the good things cf this worll,
call at Page’s Hotel, corner of West and Spring sts.
A Seeing'People. —Persona fond of grop
iug in the dark must not get their Chandeliers and Gas
Fixtures at 370 Broadway. These articles sold by Messrs.
Arctier, Warner & Co., are considered highly, both for
tbeir beauty and utility. Give them a trial, acd you will
find that there is no mistake at 370 Broadway.
The Fine new brick building, No. 60 Beek
man street, corner of Gold, we notice is to be occupied by
William C, Gardiner, formerly of 69 Gold st., who will
open on Monday his spacious show rooms, which are filled
with fashionable Cabinet Furniture, embracing Parlor,
Dining-room and Chamber Furniture, in suites or other
wise, of Rosewood and Walnut; Oak and Mahogany, of the
latest and most approved styles. His reputation as a
manufacturer of the best goods and at reasonable prices,
• needs no comment.
A Truth.— Go io the Bowery Savings
Store, 126 Bowery, if you would purchase new and splen
did Spring Dry Goods at auction prices. For particulars,
rt>ad the announcement in another column, headed “Im
mense Bargains.”
Dispatch Job Printing Office,
Beekman Street.—Every description of Job Printing exe
cuted. in the best style, at the shortest notice, cheap for
cash.
glispatcj*
OFFICE, 22 BEEKMAN STREET.
KEW YORK, MJKDM KORSIIG, APRIL 9, 1854.
NEW TTPE.— Week after next the Dispatch
roill appear in a New Dress, from the Foundry of James
Conner & Sons. We did expect to have our New Type ready
for this issue t but our friends have had such a rush from
dll quarters that our order could not be got through in time
for this number. ■ 4
What Will Labor Do ?
This is a serious question in this city, in these times
of extravagantly high rents, and enormous prices for
provisions. Labor “strikes,” if successful, may do
something to relieve, but still there will be much mi
sery. A very respectable and wealthy man, an old
resident of our city, remarked to us that he began bu
siness in life some thirty years ago, at a salary of five
hundred dollars a year, and hired apartments that
were comfortable for his small family, at seventy-five
dollars a year. As his salary was increased, and his
family grew larger, he paid a little more rent, and had
more conveniences. When his wages were seven hun
dred dollars, he paid one hundred and twenty dollars
rent. He told us that he found considerable difficulty
to live comfortably then ; to feed and clothe himself
and family, and pay his rent, was about all he cojild do.
But how times have changed! Our mechanics and
workingmen in many cases do not ehrn more than four
hundred dollars a year. We do not believe the gene
ral average of yearly earnings by our liechanics and
laboiers will reach over five hundred. Out of this
they must live—feed and clothe themselves and fami
lies, and pay rent. Rents are more than double what
they were thirty years ago, and provisions at least fifty
per cent, higher. How then can they possibly live re
spectably and pay their rents ? They cannot do it.
“Cut your garments according to the quantity of cloth
you have,” is an old adage; but “the times are sadly
out of joint,” and the old adage won’t apply. We
should despair of seeing a mechanic paying his rent,
grocers’ bill, tailors’ bill, and other necessary expenses,
to support even a small family, respectably and com
fortably, out of five hundred dollars, when we know
that it will cost twice that sum. No sort of economy
short ot starvation, will enable a majority of the la
boring classes to make both ends meet as matters now
stand.
One of the inevitable results of the present condition
of things will be that rents cannot and will not be
paid in a great many instances, and tha first of every
month, after May-day, will show an unprecedented
number of dispossessions, and a great amount of suf
fering. It is a great wrong that the custom of chang
ing residences on the first of May has become so gene
ral. The exactions of landlords are thus made autho
ritative, and rents are constantly advancing. The
very men who build our houses, our ships, and whose
labor has given us an aggregate wealth in real estate
cf about four hundred million of dollars, are compell
ed to live in cellars and ganets at enormous rents,
and suffer every inconvenience of life, or leave the
city altogether. It is estimated that in every ten
years the laboring classes pay the landlords, in the
shape of rentm.an amount equal to the whole value of
the real estate ot the city. Their labor first creates
all the wealth, and then, in decennial periods they
again pay a sum of money to the landlords equal in
value to the whole of the wealth their own labor cre
ated. These are inequalities, however, that would be
endured without a murmur, if labor could only have a
sufficiency of the necessaries of life. If it were al
lowed a seat at Nature’s bourteous table, while this
process of unequal distribution was going on, it would
never complain. Or, if like the same class in the na
tions of the Old World, it was ignorant of the injus
tice,lts Bufferings would not be attended with the ad
ditional sting imparted by a consciousness of the
■ plunder.
The question, “What will labor do ?” in order to
remedy the evils referred to, has not been answered.
It is among the great problems of the age. He who
will answer it truly will confer a great benefit to hu
manity. His renown will far exceed that of all the
heroes and slatesmenof past times. Well directed
and combined movements of the laboring classes do
seme good, and wise legislation effects something
mere. But while these work in one direction, bad le
gislation and the power of money capital work in
another ; and the latter seem to travel faster than
the former. There would seem to be a ueces
eity for a wider and more general humanity
on the part of wealth before the evils can be remedied.
A. ereatar moral power seems to be required. So long
as wealth confers the distinctions it now does, by al
most general consent, and so long as money is a deity
to be worshipped, so long will labor sutler. So Jlong
as wealth atones for every vice and crime, and its pos
sessor, however deficient all other qualities of head
and heart, is regarded with favor, labor cannot rise
above its present degraded and necessitous condition.
The field of labor is, however, so wide in this country,
it has so much room to retreat frourthe scene of its op.
pression, to the great uncultivated wilderness and prai
riesjof the far West, that it need not absolutely starve,
except in isolated cases, though it must suffer terribly
in large cities, and in localities of immense money
capital, until a great change takes place in the dispo
sition and power of wealth.
Tables for Tax-Payers.
The following tables made up from the books of the
assessors, will be of interest to the tax-payer. It will
be seen that while some of these gentlemen have ad
ded over fifty-six per cent, to the valuation of the real
estate in their wards, others have only added one and
two per cent, to last year ’s valuation. This is equal
izing taxes with a vengeance! In personal estate it
would seem as though in six-wards there has absolute
ly been a decrease in value.* We should judge
from the great disparity in the assessments in dif
ferent wards that the. tax commissioners will have
their bands full. These tables give the assessments of
real and persona! estate for 1853 and 185-1, with the
per centage of increase or decrease in each ward.
REAL XSTATB.
Wa-fls. 1853. 1854. Percent.
1 8 ISS $40,440,200’23 531 Increase.
? 18,844,750 26 751,500 41.424 do
8 18,702 600 20,993,150 12.247 do
1 8.825,320 8.967,070 1.606 do
8 12,864,350 13,607,500 5 775 do
S 9,257,150 9,480,600 2 414 do
1 11963,085 12,271,034 2.575 do
§ 14,705,200 15 983,200 8 690 do
l? 6 j? 160 13.350.000 6.716 do
1? L< 9 ,l ®0 7.971,700 2.308 do
11 7,228.310 7.395.800 2 303 do
J?
O®! 0 ? 5,076,700 4 914 do
Ji J'1 9 2SP I) 9,654,900 5 006 do
J 5 ?2> 2 , 6 1’ W1) 24,786.500 22 356 d«
18, 12,858,550 14,036,450 8.115 do
Iq*’*JJ/--- 14,606,030 16,121,154 4.247 do
?o‘ n 3S--- 4 1 720,255 60 651 195 13.208 do
19 and 22.... i 16,910,000 21.342,276 25 764 do
201 11,066 000 13,344,600 20 591 do
294,652,795 340,024,317
| . 294 652,795
Increase in Real Estate.... 1 45,371,522
- PERSONAL ESTATE.
War<ill - 1863- 1854, | Per Cent.
2 4 038 i 5 2 - 2™ Increase
a 4,759,20/ 19 5,996,076 73 26 239 do
J 1 ?^’ 646 54 11 978,680 55 14,032 do
5 i’rrq lot no o aar’o 00 2,375 D ® crea se
5 1,964,314 12 1,423,394 97 38 018 do
7 3,123,790 00 4,115,984 62 31 764 Inc-ease
t 9 196 i S?m IIS’IS? 0 Decrease
{« ‘S'S ?’£& 199 3i 25 ’ 140 iHweaße
tv 1:140 3( 000 1,228 150 00 7,732 do
Il g 5)55 J: 33 , 425 764 00 30 281 Decrease
• I>s32, 000 00 24,432'Increase
J 4 2.290,554 9? 2,545 834 38 11 139 do
J! 17 ® 22 ? 65 18,690,060 68 6,066 do
J 6 1.899 568 96 3,494.852 84 84 007 do
*lßand’2T ‘ * ii U! 0W’ 176 00 0,065 Decrease
W and 22 ‘ ’ 1 SS 2 M!I 100 00 Increase
19 and 22... 4g,C00 00 2,188.000 00 388 392 do
20 283,4UU 00 5-10,100 00, 90,7Wi do
sll9 034,137 94 153,461,529 62
119,134,137 94
Increase in per-
J sonal estate..| $34,427.39168
' REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE.
Wards. 1853. 1854. p™ Cent
I MOMnerehe.
2 23.603,957 19 32 747.576 73 38 740 “
3 29 207 246 54 82,971,830 55 12 899 “
i 10,592,114 SO 10,692,942 IX) 0 951 “
3 15 535 653 (X) 15,813,750 00 1,789 11
!?•••• 11,221,404 12 10,903,994 97 2,9llDecrease
7 15 086,875 00 16.387,018 62 8 631Inere“°
8......... 17,197,818 00 18,406,350 00 7,027 “
9 14 480,543 00 15 804 199 88 9 143 “
10 8,932150 00 9,199,850 00 2 997 “
11 7,783 851 83 7,822,564 00 ••
} 2 6,446 772 00 9,821,788 00 52 358
13 6,462,858 23 5,798,558 23 6,145 “
Ji 11,485,154 97 12,200,734 84 6,230 “
10 37 878,829 65 43,476,560 68 14,751 “
1® 14 758,118 96 17,630,302 84 18 ,716 “
17,561,280 00 18,175,324 00 3 496 “
“ a “ 21 66,707,855 00 73,088,295 00 28 880 “
Wand 22.... 17.418,000 00 23,530276 00 Jllrj •'
IO 11,349,400 00 13,884,700 00 22,338 “
$413,686,932 94 $493 485 846 64
413.686,932 94
Total Increase in Valuation... $89,798 913 70
Come to Life again.— The Brooklyn Daily
Advertiser, after taking a quiet winter nap, after the
fashion of snakes, has come out again with the break
ing up of winter, as bright and fresh as ever. From
tomorrow forth it promises to make ita appearance
daily (Sunday excepted,) without any further inter
ruption! Hope it may flourish.
Japan— The Washington Star says that
Commodore Perry has been ordered to Japan to
receive the answer of the Emperor to the message he
delivered some time since, and then to come home
with his squadron.
The people o St. Louis are talking
Q f erecting a Crystal J’alace there.
Street Cleaning—The City In
spector.
On Thursday, the Bth of March—just one month
ago—Dr. Downing was authorized by the Board of
Health to clean the streets of the city, and an appro
priation of $75,000 was made to carry out the order.
Therejwas then some six months accumulation of filth
in the'streets—in some few of the uptown streets no
cleaning had ever been done before. Having com
pleted the work assigned to him, as far as possible,
the City Inspector resigned the streets into the hands
of the new Commissioner of Streets and Lamps, ata
yesterday’s work. This street cleaning—under the
City Inspector’s department, was done under the more
immediate supervision of Ward Sanatary ComAiittees,
composed of the Aidermen and Councilmen of each
Ward, who were required to recommend suitable per
sons to do the work, and afterwards hudit the bills.
That the people may know the cost, we give below a
table of the amounts expended in eachJWard up to the
first of April. Last week’s returns will not be handed
in before to-morrow. It is supposed that with last
week’s expenditure added, the relative positions of the
Wards will remain about the same, although consid
erably increased in the aggregate amount.
Wards. Rem. Ashes. Ci’g Str’ts. Total Expend.
Ist, . . $265 20 $2,536 42 $2,801 62
2d, . . . 350 75 897 87 1,248 62
3d, . . 259 16 1,875 96 2,135 12
4th,. . . 595 60 863 64 1,459 24
Sth, . . 337 70 1,295 48 1,633 18
6th, ... 633 19 1,663 35 2,296 54
7th, . . 54 60 2,095 66 2,150 26
Sth. ... 491 74 1,819 81 2,311 55
9th, . . 389 50 1,221 51 1,611 01
10th, . , . 495 54 1,137 96 J 1,633 50
11th, . . 627 02 2,174 10 2,801 12
12th, ... 437 99 437 99
13th, . . 355 80 1,557 09 1,912 89
14th,. . . 293 75 1,932 63 2 226 38
15th, . . 281 70 939 57 1,221 27
16th, ... 277 00 1,546 65 1,823 65
17th, . . 716 11 5,783 00 6,499 11
18th, ... 4,577 66 4,577 66
19th, . . 1,317 43 1,317 43
20th, ... 29# 28 3,523 72 3,820 00
21st. . . 104 00 2 945 44 3,049 44
22d, . . . 2,285 04 2,285 04
Totals, . $6,824,641 $44,427 98 ' $51,252 62
The above table only embraces the collecting and
carting of the dirt and ashes to the various damping
grounds. The cost of superintendents, and boats to
carry away the garbage, is not in the above
estimate. By the time this is added, in addition to
the bills of last week, the amount will not fall short of.
SBO,OOO. It is due to the City Inspector to say that he
has been unremitting in his efforts to accomplish the
Herculean task imposed on him. He has been busy
day and night, and so far has been compelled to neg
lect the duties of the important Department which
especially belongs to him. Over 250,000 loads of dirt
have been removed during the month, and our people
once more rejoice in the sight of the pavements.
On Friday night the new specifications for cleaning
the streets by contract were perfected, so far as the
action of the Common Council was necessary. Mr.
Glazier can now go on and give that system another
trial. After a year’s experience we will be better able
to judge whether the streets of our city can be satis
factorily cleaned in that way, though we very much
fear that such will not be the result. It is proper,
however, that we give the contract system a fair trial
before we condemn it as impracticable.
The true plan of cleaning the streets, however, is for
each property owner to do his own street cleaning—at
his own individual expense. By passing an ordinance
to this effect, a great weight would be removed from
the City Government, a load from the tax-payers, and
a source of annoyance to everybody would thereby be
abated. If the people wanted to contract with street
cleaners to do the work for them, they could do so,
and by having each citizen make his own contract the
work would be done properly, and every house would
pay its just proportion of this tax. Genin is now most
thoroughly proving the correctness of this idea in
Broadway. After another year’s experience with con
tractors and commissioners, we feel fully satisfied that
the City Government will be obliged to abandon street
cleaning, and compel the people to do it themselves.
Take Care of your dead Relations.
For some years past, a few medical professors in this
city, who wish to draw around them a good share of
tbe youth who are about to commence, or who have
commenced the study of medicine, have been at work
with the Legislature in order to get a bill passed
giving them the dead bodies of those whose friends do
not claim them within a certain number of hours ata
death. They have at last been successful. They have
got a “ Dissection bill,” which, though it may not
promote medical science, will at least fill the pockets
of the professors. Every dead body costs the students
who are permitted to cut them up in the dissecting
room of a college, or in a p: ivate medical office, about
$25. This city will now do a thriving business in cut
ting and mangling the dead 1
Heretofore this bill has been strongly opposed on
moral grounds, and for the reason that medical science
is rather retarded than promoted by dissection.
Sydenham, the great English physician, held anatomy
and dissecting rooms—knowledge, so cheap as to re
mark that It was a fit subject for painters, but of no
use to a physician. If the laws which govern health
in a living body could be learned from cutting up the
dead, no one would object to have our medical schools
furnished with a reasonable number of subjects for the
scalpel. But a great physician of the present day
declares that a life time spent in the dissecting-room
will make us no wiser in our treatment of disease.
Beianger, the great French poet, has the following
admirable lines applicable to this subject. Our Legis
lature should have read this poet before passing the
bill. The translation is by Dr. Dixon.
“Was ever such an ass as that
Who hoped by slicing mutton-fat,
And pulling candle-wicks to pieces,
To tell why Inyht should spring from Greases?
Yes, one—that still more precious fool
Who iu the As atomic school
. Expected with dissecting knife
To learn from Death 4Jie laws of Lijel
Ha 1 ha 1 when sick myself I’d rather
From some old nurse a wrinkle gather,
Than trust to such pedantic pate ,
To curse my frame’s disordered state.”
What is called pathological anatomy, as taught in
the dissecting room., is a humbug ; and the various
false theories, and consequent erroneous practice, that
have resulted from it has sent thousands to a prema
ture grave. Except for operative surgery, it woald be
far better for mankind if not a single dissection of a
human being had ever taken place. Even in surgical
cases it has caused a resort to amputation and the
use of the knife in millions of cases where nature and
goed nursing would have restored health, and saved
the limbs of the patients. Whoever has the reputa
tion of being a good anatomist is seldom a good phy
sician. He is merely a scientific .butcher, who uses the
knife and the saw dexterously.
There are enough subjects for dissection under ex
isting laws, and it is to be regretted that the bill re
ferred to has been added to then- number.
The Hard Shells in Council.— The Hard
Shell Democratic General Committee have come out
boldly in denunciation of what they term an “ apos
tate executive,” and a “ pliant cabinet.” At their re
cent monthly meeting, at the Stuyvesant, they took
what they term a review of “ recent events,” embra
cing “ Removals from office,” “ California politics,”
“ the elections,” and the “ recall of Consul Saunders.”
Governor Seymour and his Maine Law Veto were en
tirely forgotten, though they are among the most im
portant “ recent events” which the committee wished
to express an opinion about. Why this omission ? Are
they afraid that Governor Seymour will be re-nomina
ted and Judge Bronson shelved ? They decided to fire
one hundred guns for the election of D. C. Broderick
to the Senate of the U. S. from California, but will nbt
waste a single ounce of powder for the celebrated veto
message of a Soft Shell Democratic Governor. They
• rejoice over the great Whig victories of New Hamp
ehixe, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and compare
them to the stern justice of the Roman Judge who
condemned his own son. Some doubts were expressed
as to whether Mr. Broderick was a Hard Shell, but
our Corporation Attorney declared he was, and so the
hundred guns were ordered. John Van Buren asserts
that “ Dave” is a Soft Shell, and has engaged to keep
Slavery out of California. If so, then there may be
one hundred guns fired by this section of the Democra
cy in honor of his election.
The Hard Shells warmly approve of Mr. Cutting’s
course on the Nebraska bill, and indignantly rebuke
the administration for its attempts to coerce members
of Congress with a view to push it through without a
full and free discussion.
Thus we see that the National Administration is
rebuked and condemned openly, and the Democratic
Governor cf this State ie not deemed of sufficient im
portance to allude to. The Hard Shells are a bold set
of boys, who insist that they can live without the
spoils, and seem to feel very much pleased because the
removal of their friends from the Custom House has
removed the shackles from their hands, the seals from
tbeir lips, and give full liberty cf speech respecting the
present weak and unpopular administration.
The “Huesemann Lexter.” —Quite a dis
cussion has been indulged in during the present week,
as to the authorship of this celebrated letter, by the
political journals [of the country. It seems that Mr.
Webster has no claim to the authorship, further than
that of appending his name to it aa Secretary of State,
it having been written during the temporary indispo
sition of that gentleman, and at his request, by Ed
ward Everett. The fact that it has come to light that
it was penned by the latter gentleman, does not, we
conceive, detract anything from the well-earned rep
utation of the deceased statesman ; it being admitted
by every one that he was fully capable of writing such
a public document. No heart-burnings need therefore
be felt by the friends of Daniel Webster, because of this
discovery, as the facts connected with its history were
first divulged by his executors. So far as we have
been enabled to get at the pith of the controversy, Mr.
Everett has made no ostensible claim to its authorship,
nor attempted any parade of his abilities. Like a sen
sible man, he has, accepted that which he was justly
entitled, and no more. The new discovery in belles
lettres is rather a severe cut upon certain critics, who
have on several occasions attempted to undervalue the
letters of Mr. Everett on public matters, by invariably
bringing forward the “Hulsemann letter,” as a proof
of the intellectual inferiority of the one, as compared
with the exaited abilities of the other 1
A Gard. —Justice to Dr. Morris —The
undersigned has seen with great pain that a recent
jury of the Coroner saw fit in giving a verdict upon
the death of Sebastian Gebhard, a passenger on board
the Empire City from Havana, to censure the careless
manner in which “the officer at the New York Quaran
tine let pass a vessel with Yellow Fever on board.”
Upon what evidence the jury arrived at this conclusion
as to the disease and as to the conduct of the Health
Officer, the undersigned, not having been summoned
before them is unable to state, although he is credibly
informed that no post mortem examination was had
and a very hasty inquisition held. He has practiced
his profession in New Orleans upwards of ten years,
and has been through many epidemics of yellow fever;
and the case of tbe passenger in question bore no re
semblance whatever to that disease. The deceased
was received on board at Havana on Wednesday night
(March 29th,) in health. On Saturday night—three
days afterwards—he came to the undersigned, com
plaining of,constipated bowels, and was prescribed for.
On next seeing him he had some dysenteric symptoms;
and at no time possessed the least indications ofyellow
fever. The undersigned—as did the patient appear to
—treated tbe case as one by no means serious. Even
just before his arrival at Quarantine, the undersigned
saw him walking upon the deck of the steamship.
Without desiring to impugn the motives of either
jurymen, officials, or reporters, the undersigned can
not subscribe this card, explaining circumstances
that will at once acquit Dr. Morris of any fault
in this matter, without venturing to hope that
the sensitiveness of the public mind will
not often raise rumors of pestilence .without
the most substantial foundation; nor actuate individu
als of unknown name and standing, reposing behind
the dignity of a coroner’s mandate, to unduly slur
officials for political purposes, although it may not be
to their private professional injury. W. B. Dodson,
M. D., No. 127 Canal street, New Orleans, Acting
Surgeon, Steamer Empire City. '•'?
New York, April Bth, 1854.
Lieut. James P. McKinstry, U. S. N., in command
of the U. S. Mail Steamship Empire City, tenders his
respects to the New York public, and craves permis
sion to eay that he saw the passenger whose death has
produced the yellow fever rumor, and that he possessed
no'symptoms whatever of that disease. Captain
McKinstry has, during his years of service, necessarily
seen much of this disease, and bases his opinion on ob
servation. The passenger was seen by him just be
fore leaving ths snip and made no specific complaints
of dangerous illness. There was no more yellow fe
ver prevailing at Havana than is usual in the month of
March, and the instance complained of was in no re
spect a yellow fever one.
Latest Telegraphic News.
The ship Atlantic, bound for Liverpool from Char
leston, took fire on Friday evening, in Charleston
harbor, bnt the flames were fortunately subdued,
without doing much injury to vessel or cargo.
There was a great demonstration in Buffalo, on
Friday night by the Germans of that city opposed to
tIN Maine Liquor Law; and Governor Seymour’s veto
message was made the subject of a special ovation.
It has been telegraphed from Harrisburgh, that
tbe bill to sell the Maine Line of the State railroad
and canal, from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh for not
less than $11,000,000 has passed the lower House of
the Pennsylvania Legislature. This resolution was
come to on yesterday afternoon.
From Columbus, Ga., we learn that Johnß. Rig
land, Esq., one of the proprietors and editors of the
Enquirer, of that city, died yesterday forenoon.
A severe frost was experienced in the city of Sa
vannah on Wednesday.
From Richmond, Ya., it is telegraphed that the
first rails for the new Roanoke Valley Railroad were
laid on Thursday.
Byway of Baltimore, we learn that the Mobile pa
pers, received in that city by the Southern mail yes
terday afternoon, give an account of a duel which
was fought near Mobile, a few days since, between
two citizens of New Orleans, in which small swords
and pistols were used. One of the parties was se
verely wounded.
The loan of $2,500,000 in aid of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad was awarded, on yesterday, at Balti
more, at rates varying from par to one and a half per
cent premium.
A dispatch, dated Mobile, April 9, puts us in posses
sion of the particulars of a terrible conflagration which
occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, at Jackson
ville, Florida. The entire business portion of the town
is reported to be in ruins, the loss exceeding half a
million of dollars. It commenced in the early part of
Wednesday evening, and before it was subdued burnt
down the whole square bounded by Ow'an street and
Printing Bay. The “East Newman block was also
reduced to ashes. Altogether over seventy buildings
were destroyed, including twenty three stores—the
Custom House—the two newspaper establishments,
the only ones in the place. The entire loss is estimated
at $500,000 ; about one half of which is insured in
the New England States, New York, and Georgia.
The steamship Franklin, sailed at noon yesterday,
from this port. The Franklin carries ' with her to
Europe, 130 passengers, and $551,000 in specie, Jon
freight.

Important from Europe.
The steamship Earopa arrived at her dock yester
day afternoon at half-past three o’clock, from Liver
pool, which port she left on the evening of the 24th of
March. She has brought official intelligence to the
effect that the Czar, through Connt Nesselrode, com
municated to the English and French consuls that no
answer would be returned to the joint summons of their
respective governments. All hopes, therefore, if any
lingered among the adherents of peace, in Western
Europe, ie thus peremptorily cut off. War is now the
only alternative. This intelligence, although fully an
ticipated by every one, has had a most disastrous effect
upon the money and produce markets of Europe. The
Stock Exchange of London, on the 23d, presented, ac
cording to the London Times, “ an almost exact repe
tition of the sudden panic which took place in October
last, when the idea of a Russian war was first distinctly
contemplated.” Every kind of security has fallen at
the Paris Bourse—the Threes closing at 63.96, and the
Four and a Half per cents at 90.45. At Vienna the
Funds fell one per cent.; exchange on London being
13 23. Breadstufls are depressed, large redactions
being submitted to without inducing buyers to operate
freely. Cotton has also experienced a similar depres
sion.
The tripartite treaty been Turkey, England and
France was signed at Constantinople on the 12th ult.
The particulars of this treaty our readers are already
familiar with. A severe engagement is reported to
have taken place at Podbashi, near Shumla, on the
night of the Ist and 2d ult., in which the Russians
were severely handled, and compelled to retreat.
Several skirmishes have taken place at Kalefat, with
out important results, the Turks, however, being in
every instance victorious.
The insurrection on the frontiers of Albania appears
to be extending. Zavelias has become chief of the in
surgents. The Greek insurrection is reported to have
subsided, although accounts ignoring this rumor, via
Vienna, have been received in London, positively aver
ing that the Turks were beaten at Preveca, by the
Greeks.
The Paris Momtcur, the organ of the French Gov
ernment, publishes a review of the “ Secret Corre
spondence” between England and Russia, on the divi
sion and appropriation of the Turkish Empire, in
which the Czar is severely handled, and the Emperor
of France lauded for his acuteness in discovering the
treachery of the Russian monarch. Prince ■ Albert ap
pears to be somewhat implicated in the nefarious
scheme of the vzar. Thw latter declares it his inten
tion to publish, in his official journal, the other side of
the “ correspondence,” and in the expose will introduce
the letters suppressed by the Cabinet of England, ad
dressed to him by Prince Albert’.
Letter from Paris.
Chausseb D’Antin, Paris,
THE PROGRESS TOWARDS HOSTILITIES.
I will not tire the patience of your readers by enter
ing upon any farther comments upon the probabilities
of the approaching struggle. I have already at various
times given my own opinions as well as those lot the
most authentic authorities as to the cause and nroba
ble result. The principle item of intelligence with
respect to this all engrossing topic that I have now to
furnish, is that a Russian Courier has arrived at Viena
having despatches of importance, announcing that
Russia refuses positively to evacuate the principalities ;
the Czar having declared that the propositions of the
Western powers did not even need five minutes con
sideration. In my next letter, perhaps before I close
this, I may be enabled to inform you that the Govern
ments of France and England have declared war
against Russia. The intelligence then will assume a
novel phase, for notwithstanding its importance, the
diplomatic actions has worn it threadbare. I will
merely say that the utmost cordiality of action and
feelir g exists between France and England, and the
probability is that Denmark, Sweden and Norway—
■ the secondary powers of the Baltic Sea—will in all
probability immediately after the first gun is fired on
the Baltic, declare on the side of the Western allies.
The probable action of Austria and Prussia, still re
mains enshrouded in doubt—but Austria beyond
doubt, would willingly free herself from the thraldom
of Russia, if she were able—and the public feeling in
Prussia is bitter against Russia, although the Court
is inclined to side with the Czar—in consequence per
haps, of the family alliance, the Empress of t ßussia
being the Bister of William of Prussia.
Ihe few incidents that have occurred since my last
letter, you will have teen published in detail in the
newspapers—therefore, unless before the mail closes,
fresh information should arrive, I will dismiss the sub
ject with the following extracts from various journals,
the statements of which may generally be relied
upon. ,
The German papers explain wherefore the Russians
nave abandoned the idea of taking Kalefat, and left
. their positions on this portion of the Danube. “ The
sen of M. tbe Baron de Meyerduff, has brought intelli
gence to Prince Gortschakoff,” says the Gazette de
Cologne, “ to limit the war on the river to the left of
the Danube, and the troops which surrounded Kalefat
have been marched to another station.” The German
papers generally, attribute this new measure to the
attitude of Austria, which seems disposed to onpose
the pretensions cf Russia.!
The Gazette de (Cologne also announces that it re
ceived news on the 18tn March, that the Russians had
crossed the Danube near Besiow in considerable force,
with the intention of attacking the Turkish entrench
ments, after having met with much opposition in et
fecting the crossing. During the contest, which was
prolonged for several hours, the Russian Daaubian
fleet, which had essayed several times to ascend the
Danube from Reni to Galetz, had been each time com
pelled to retire with considerable less. The number
slain wes considerable on both sides.
A special correspondence from Odessa furnish some
novel details with regard to the position of affairs in
the Biack Sea. The Russian fleet remains at Sebasto
pol, whence it seems in no hurry to depart, and the
Russians are busily engaged in throwing up entrench
ments on all sides of the harbor ; they have fortified
the entrance of the Dnieper from Federonka to the
embouchure of Bourg. They have put the batteries in
order ashore in the two fortresses of Otchakow and Re
-bonne, and considerably augmented the garrisons.
Also, at Odessa every effort is being made to protect
the city from the sea-board; but it is thought that with
their utmost efforts they cannot render this place im
pregnable to a serious attack.
THE CHABIVABI ON THE WAR QUESTION.
A stereotyped Dialogue, at Bucharest, transmitted to
the Charivari, by the Electric Telegraph.
. Gortschakoff. —“ I would wish to call your attention
to our financial affairs. You know, Pillarddff, that the
orders of our august sovereign are that we treat the in
habitants of the Principalities well and justly, and
pay them sufficiently for all the munition they may
furnish the Russian troops.”
Pillardoff. — “ Yes, your Excellency.
Gortschakoff.—' “ Well, then, as I am satisfied of
your integrity, I have raised you to the grade of fora
ger-in-chief to my army, with the right of retaining
eighteen rations for your own personal use.”
Pillardoff—“ Yes, your Excellency.”
Gortschakoff. — “ We shall require for the present
week, five hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
Pillardoff.—" I will add several hundred calves if it
suit’s you Excellency’s needs.”
Gortschakoff.—" Willingly. Veal is an excellent
viand, especially when cooked with onions. They say
that all really distinguished persons in France eat it
that way ; but, although we are in Wallachia, and on
n campaign, I always like to keep -up an appearance
cf gentility. What amount have you now on hand to
pay for these oxen, sheep and calves ?”
Pillardoff'.— “Your Excellency, we have eleven co
pecks I”
Gortschakoff.— “ls that all ?”
Pillardoff.— “Yes, and I will not disguise the fact
from your Excellency that out of. those eleven copecks
five or eix are unworthy cf the name.”
Gortschakoff.— “Then we can only calculate on six
goodcopecks
Pillardoff.— “You may say five; full six of the
eleven are worthless.”
Gortschakoff— “There are then but five copecks—
a small sum that to purchase five hundred oxen and
three thousand sheep—besides the calves byway of
delicacy.”
Pillardoff. —.*’l do not think it would be saying too
much to observe that it is impossible; but let not your
Excellency be disquieted. We can purchase the beasts
on credit.”
Gortschakoff. — Pillardoff, what sort of an opinion
would, you give to the inhabitants of the principali
ties with regard to us. Credit! we mustn’t think of
it. Credit! that is not a Russian word. Our august
master said to me on taking leave—’Gortschakoff you
are gong to a country where there are many Moldo
Valagues—but mind you, you must always treat them
as friends, not as Moldo Valagues.’ ”
Pillardoff. — (Letting fall a tear of sensibility and
admiration,) “Great Czar!”
Gortschakoff. —“I must therefore insist that you pay
religiously for every ox and sheep.”
Pillardoff. — Excellency, I should like nothing bet
ter. But the money—eleven cepecks (30 cents,) of
which six are bad—it is all I have in the chest.”
Gortschakoff. —“Does the Bank of France pay in
copecks—in copper money! Imitate the Bank of
France, Pillardoff.”
Pilladoff “How, your Excellency, do you mean
that lam to pay in gold ? It is a long time since I
have seen a gold coin. I forget even the color of the
metal.”
Gortschakoff. — “Pillardoff, who spoke to you of gold ?
I bid you to manufacture paper money.”
Pillardoff. — “Your Excellency, I have been doing
nothing else for the last three months.”
Gortschakoff.— “Very well. Continue to do so.”
Pdlardoff--"f find it difficult to establish confidence
in it any longer.”
Gortschakoff.-^- “What is that you tell me ? The
Maldo Valagues have no confidence in Russian paper
money ?”
Pillardoff. — “They don’t think it worth two sous.”
Gortschakoff. — “That is a deliberate affront to our
auguet master. It cannot be endured. They must be
made to have confidence.”
Pillardoff. “Boy what means ?”
Gotschakoff. “Cause it to be placarded on the cor
ner of every strept in the town of Bucharest, that al
persons who refuse to receive our paper money, will
be considered in a state ot rebellion—and all rebels
will be instantly shot.”
Pillardoff. “Your excellency, you fill my heart
with sentiments of admiration. You are not only the
greatest warrior ; but likewise the greatest financeer
of the age.
On the following day Pillardoff, purchased with
paper money, without any difiiculty, from the Moldo-
Valogasian peasantry all the oxen and sheep he needed
—and retained his specie, consisting of eleven copeaks
in the chest.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE PERUSIAN GOSSIP, &C.,&0.
The first volume of the volumious works of the late
much lamented Francois Arago, is about to be pub
lished in Paris, edited by M. M. Gide and Baudry.
This first volume has peculiar interst. It give an ac
count of Arago in his debut— the yearnings of the
young man—then his struggles for fame—and finally
his egress trom tbe toils of poverty and obscurity to
feme and glory. The preface of the work is written
by Alexandre Humboldt, and is remarkable for its
tone of friendship—and its admiration of the genius
of the deceased. Few men will meet such praises
from Humboldt—and few, indeed, have merited them.
Mlle Rachel, is expected to arrive in Paris during the
month of April. She will probably accept an engage
ment at tbe Theatre Francais.
Before Mlle Plessv left France to visit St. Peters
burg, she married a young Frenchman, who accom
panied her to tbe Northern capital. Hie name was
Arnold, and he was known as a man of letters, and
as tbe author of several dramatic works. Mr. Arnold
remained at St. Petersburg. Mlle Plessy was greatly
shocked yesterday while performing at the Gomedie
Brancaise, on hearing of the sudden death of her
husband at St. Petersburg. The play was suspended
and it said this admirable actress will quit the stage.
A Grenoble journal reports a singular fact which
the fallibilty of tables parlante. This miracle was
manifested at Clelles, on the occasion of a lottery
which was being drawn at the time. A young man
of that canton, consulted a spirit medium, through his
table—which, by the way was a table remarkable for
the genrel lucidity of its replies—in order to kaow
what number he should draw, “No-70” the table re
plied, without hesitation. The young man addressed
to the won with blind confidence, plunged in his hand
and returned with his number, victory defeated in his
face. Judge of his disappointment when on looking
at the ticket, he found he had drawn No. 1. It was
some time before he could believe his eyes—for he
had most perfect confidence in his table.
Amongst the theatrical gossip now prevalent—not
withstanding the rumors of war—it is reported that
the celebrated Mlle Augustine Brohan is about to make
her reappearance on the stage of the Theatre Fran
cais. Some six months ago Mlie. Brohan, one of the
most brilliant actresses France has produced, was af
flicted with a disorder of the eyes, originating, it is
supposed from the atmosphere of gas in which she
passed so many hours—and which threatened to de
prive her of sight All the medical aid she could pro
cure was of no avail, and her numerous friends and
admirers were much grieved at the thought of the sad
fate of the amiable and accomplished lady. Doctor
Desmarres, who has long been celebrated for his skill
in optics, has, however, at length effected a cure; which
promises to be permanent, as he has discovered the
root of the disease, and rendered any future tendency
to blindness unlikely to occur.
The loan for the purpose of carrying on the war with
Russia, is all taken up. This is another coup d’etat
ot the Emperor Napoleon the’’Third. The manner in
which this loan has been raised from the people (the
small capitalists of France) is a master stroke, and
perhaps the greatest proof yet that Louis Napoleon
has given of his tact and talent. He has now the
surest guarantee of the stability of his imperial rale,
for he is supported by the money of the people. Let
people say what they may of Louis Napoleon, he has
shewn himself to be a far wiser man than his uncla,
and hss displayed more tact and achieved more sac
cess in a few years than his uncle did during his whole
career. The great aim of Napoleon the First was to
secure an alliance with England. To effect that he
would have sacrificed almost anything. His nephew
has secured it. without encountering a tithe of the
difficulties which on the part of the uncie resulted in
failure. However, for this, he may in a great measure
thank the Emperor of Russia.
P. B.—Since closing the above, I have learned that
letters from Constantinople state that the English
steam frigate Retribution and the French steam frigate
Caton, has been sent to force the stockade which the
Russians have established at the mouth of the Danube.
If the Russians opposs the destruction of the stockade,
the frigates have orders to open fire. This may be
the commencement of open hostilities. There is no
other news of importance relative to the war. *
Letter from Albany.
, Albany, April 8, 1854.
The hum of the capitol is hushed, and the bustle of
the closing hours of a legislative session has dwindled,
suddenly down to the mere commonplace activity ofj
every day affairs. Tne legislature has gone to NewJ
York, not so much at the request of Draper &
“visit the institutions’’ and see your lions as
off an adjournment for a few days in order to saves
"State Printer” and a “Superintendent of the Bank
Department.” The former has just been authorized
to be created, by enactment, and as the Governor’s
veto is anticipated, it was deemed prudent to hold
over the ten days grace of the veto power. The
term of the present Superintendent of the Banks, will
expire next week, and as the law stands, if the legis
lature is in session at that auspicious moment, the in
cumbent holds over until his successor is confirmed
by the Senate, which cannot be until next year,
whereas if his term of office expires during a recess
of the legislature, the Governor has power to fill the
vacancy. Now as Governor Seymour is a democrat
and Mr. St. John, the Superintendent is a whig, and
a clever fellow at that, it is deemed proper that the
demise of his present term of office shall be honor
ed with the legislative presence, in order that the
aegis of its protection may be thrown around him.
The act designating the appointment of a State Print
er just passed by the legislature, is denounced in
every quarter, by the friends aa well as the foes
of the dominant party, as one of wilful political
extravagance, worthy the palmiest days of
partizan corruption. The work to be done
under this act is now done for nothing by
two papers in Albany, and before the act was
passed, the proprietor of the” State Register,”
a whig paper of high standing asked
permission of tbe Legislature to do it on ths
same terms, the patronage which the position of State
printer commands being regarded as a sufficient equi
valent for the work to be done for the State. This
proposition was rejected, however, and the act passed,
for no other purpose than to throw some fifteen or
twenty thousand dollars of State pap annually into the
concern of Weed & Co., of the Evening Journal. It is
but an act of justice to state that three Whigs of the
Senate, Messrs. Putnam, Whitney and Brooks, voted
against this iniquitous act.
Long faces and looks of wonder among the leaders
of the Seward regency, have been plentiful at the cap
itol during the past ten days, growing out of the fact
that the edicts of the master spirits have not bem
obeyed with that degree of punctilious subserviency
which is the only guarantee of power. In two instan
ces, especially, the leaders of the Weed & Seward dy
nasty have been completely thrown off the track. The
first in the choice of a “ State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction,” the second in the passage of an
amendment of the School law by the House. The of
fice of Superintendent of Public Instruction was ac
tually created for the purpose of making an office for
Mr. S, S. Randall, who although a gentleman of ability
for the station is known tobe a subject of Seward,and
on account of some former transactions in the school
department; was considered by some an unsafe man
for the post. Hence another candidate for this res
ponsible trust was looked up, and brought forward in
the person cf Mr. Victor M. Rice of Buffalo, a man
eminently qualified for the duties, and from his
conservative views, thought to be a safer trustee of the
popular knowledge box than Mr. Randall, and Mr.
Rice was chosen notwithstanding the combined oppo
sition OfSeward, Weed, the whole State Department,
and the regency toadies in the Legislature who had
been commanded to appoint Mr. Randall.
The amendment of the School Act provides that no
portion of the school fund shall be given to sectarian
institutions—a provision reasonable enough, and highly
proper; but as the regency took a notion that the pas
sage of the amendment would offend a certain sect
who are now, in some instances, the preferred recipi
ents of this sacred fund, an edict came up the hill
against it. It did not avail. The act passed the
House by a very large majority, and was sustained on
a struggle for reconsideration. It will not become a
law, however, because the Senate has not yet declared
its independence.
A scene occurred'in this august body on Thursday
night, on a renewal of the temperance question, that
■would afford a subject for the pencil of Cruikshank or
Mount. An attempt was made by tbe majority, with
Bray Dickenson at its head, to override tbe minoritv,
and force an immediate vote. The act provided for
submitting the question of a prohibitory law to the
people, and night have been passed easily in the ordi
nary course; but the attempt at coercion brought out
the spirit of resistance, and the minority, throwing
themselves on their reserved rights, by parliamentary
practice, withstood the attempt and baffled the plan.
In the course of tbe contest, which lasted till past one
o’clock in tbe morning, Mr. Whitney declared, with a
good deal of emphasis, that, although in favor of the
act, he was not a slave; and, although a whig in the
full sense of tbe word, he wore the collar of na faction.
He reviewed briefly the manner in which the Seward
whige had treated their national brethren in the Senate
during the session, and intimated that, if the majority
bad treated them with more respect aud confidence,
they would have been met in a fraternal spirit, and
better harmony would have prevailed. As it was,
they had been treated ae enemies, rather than as
friends.
Mr. Brooks followed, enlisting all his colleague had
said, and he was again followed in the same vein by
Mr. Putnam. During this debits, up to 12 o’clock,
the lobbies were filled with spectators and many did
not leave until the session closed. Before adjournment
a better humor prevailed and the Senators parted on
good terms with one another.
I send yon a copy of the bill repented to the Senate
by Mr. Whitney to prevent the saiXof the unwhole
some or impure milk. I have not seAi it in any New
York paper. The committee was nnaiimous in their
report, and there is every prospect that the bill will
pass. It will be a blessing to New York, Brooklyn
and Williamsburgh, where immense quantities of
poison swill slop is sold and used under the name of
milk.
Section 1. Any person who shall sell or offer lor sale any
milk produced from cows that are led upon the slop, refuse or
grain from distillers, or upon any ether unwholesome deleterious
or unnatural food, or who shall sell or offer for sale aay milk
produced from cows that are diseased or unhealthy, either from
the use of improper food or from undue confinement in stills or
stables, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con
viction shall be subject to a penalty of five hundred dollars for
euch offence, or imprisonment iu a county ja.l or penitentiary,
not exceeding three months, or both flue and imprisonment in
the discretion of any court of competent jurisdiction in which
the offtmeemay ba proven.
Sec. 2. Any person who shall adulterate any milk intended
for sale, by the introduction therein of any deleterious or foreign
substanceß, and *ny person who shall sell or off ir ffr sale any
milk so adulterated, sha 1 upon conviction be subj-c- to a pen
alty of fifty dollars, together with the costs of any action had
thereon before a competent court, under the provisions of this
act. And such penalty, and also ary penalty recovered under
the provisions cf the first section of this act, shall ddjnto
tbe public treasury of the city or iown where the is recov
ered, to be used for the public purposes of said city or town.
Sec. 3 This act shall take effect on the first day of M,y, 1854.
The first effect of this law will'be to raise ths price
of milk, but the gain will be, that one quart of good
milk will be worth as much as two quarts of what you
now get. to say nothing of (quality. The second effect
will be to bring in a full supply of good country milk,
and a reduction of the price to the present cost of the
distillery slop. , Watchman.
The Corporation Attorney—Official
Corruption.
To the Editor o the Swnday Dispatch :
I promised you, Mr. Editor, to continue my expose of
tbe wrongs and frauds perpetrated upon the city trea
sury and tbe public, through the Bureau of the Corpo
ration Attorney. Since I made that promise additional
reasons for the exposure have appeared. A libel suit
has been commenced, with a view, no doubt, to deter
me from further exposure, and you for publishing the
same; but such a proceeding only tends to stimulate
honest and independent men in the denouncement of
wrong. In ali human probability we shall never have
the pleasure of defending the suits in which ws are
said to have libelled the Corporation Attorney. They
will never be brought to trial, I think. Bat if they are
I pledge myself to be prepared with overwhelming
testimony to sustain every charge I have made against
that officer, besides others, if possible, still more as
tounding. ’
I alluded, in my last article, to the fact that the
Corporation Attorney had violated almost every ordi
nance prescribing the duties of his office, that he had
deliberately made a false report to one branch of the
Common Council, and locked up in an iron safe, the
bock which would have enabled him to have made a
right and true report.
Now, permit me to allude to other grossly corrupt
transactions of the Corporation Attorney. I charge
him, explicitly, with commencing a suit, in which he
himself was tr.e complainant, and then paying the de
fendant’s counsel his fees if he would consent to dis
continue tbe suit, and taking the city’s money to pay
tbat counsel.
He commenced this suit on his own complaint, lay
ing the penalty at fifty dollars, in the Court of Common
Pleas; no doubt expecting that the party prosecut
ed would never defend, but “walk up” and compro
mise. But finding that the ease would be defend
ed he was in trouble, as he had no witness. There
was no complainant whose oath appeared in the Cor
poration Attorney’s Office, that any ordinance had
been violated. What was to be done in euch a case?
Why, order the suit to be discontinued. Bat the de
fendant would not consent unless his counsies fees
were paid. Here was another difficulty; which was
removed by paying that gentleman his demands, and
discontinuing suit. But this would be so much out of
the pocket of the Corporation Attorney, and that
would be a losing business. A remedy was devised,
by turning over the receipt of defendant’s lawyer to
the Comptroller as so much money paid for the the
city, and thus the city Treasury was made to foot the
bill which the rascality of the Corporation Attorney
had incurred.
This was a bold and palpable robbery of the city
treasury! What right has the Corporation Attorney
to become a complainant ? A complaint in his office
is required to be made on oath, and the complainant
is a witness on the trial, and almost invariably the
only witness. In this case there was no Jtlh of com*
plaint and no witness; and in all probability no ex
pectation that the defendant would defend the case.
Why commence a suit at ail for fifty dollars in an ex
pensive court? If the merchant complained of had
his sign a little too far, he would have abated the
wrong had he been notified. At all events, a single
five dollar penalty would have been all the nature of
the case demanded. This case shows the character
of the prosecution, and the manner in which this
office defrauds the city treasury.
I will mention another case, equally fraudulent and
corrupt. The Corporation Attorney charges the City
$25 which he asserts he paid a gentleman not in his
office, a lawyer, for the discharge of duties properly
belonging to the office. The labor performed did not
require but a few minutes time, and any clerk in the
office of the Corporation Attorney could have per
formed it. But he sent it out of the office, and paid
$25 for it, and charged the amount to the city! The
receipt for the payment of tbe money is handed to the
Comptroller as a voucher for the payment, in both of
tbe cases I have mentioned. Now, the motive for
paying this $25 must be left to Inference. But the
facte of the case are that the party to whom the
money was paid is a law partner of a gentleman who
wss then employed as counsel for the Corporation
Attorney in a private suit in the Circuit Court. I do
not wish to say that the Corporation Attorney was so
ingenious as to devise this plan to put. his hand into
the City Treasury and get funds to pay the expenses
of carrying on a private suit But I eimply state the
facts in the case, and allow the reader to draw his own
inference. There must be some motive for sending
out of his office work, and paying so liberally for what
could have been as well done in tbe office, and for the
periormasce of which, the Cammon Council furnish
him with two clerks at liberal salaries. All I wish to
impress upon the reader is, that there was in this
transaction a palpable fraud on the City Treasury, is
taking.so much money belonging to it to pay for a
few minutes work done out of the office. The pay
ment was a robbery of the tax payers to that amount.
I ask your readers, and the people of this city gen
erally, to look at these facts. There is no false color
ing about them. The receipts of the money having
been paid are on file in the Comptrollers office; the
merchant prosecuted and his lawyer who consented
to discontinue the suit, are in this city, and are men
of character and standing; and every iota of proof
is at hand to show that I have not exagerated.
There is no complainant on the books of the Corpo
ration Attorneys office in this case, and abundant
proof that that gentleman himself was the only per
son who did complain. He wanted to pocket some of
the merchant’s cash, and when he found he had got
hold of a wrong customer, he made the city pay for
his rascality.
Such, Mr. Editor, is a brief chapter in the history of
the official career of a Public officer, who has had the
audacity to sue me fol a libel, which, no doubt he will be
glad to discontinue; and still more pleased if he can
devise some way to make the city treasury psy his
costs. I have not done with him yet; but will ever
be ready to pay that attention to him which public
justice and public interest require.
AbijAH InGBAHAM.
Dr. Gilbert and the Medical Fa
culty.
“ Render to Cieear the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the
things that are God’s.”— Mark, 12 : 17.
Among all the great novelties, attractions, schemesand
inventions, to realize the “ eternal fortune,” which char
acterizes this city, perhaps none occupy eo prominent a
position as the many vile attempts that are constantly
being made to trap unwary sufferers to part with their
dollars aud to take in lieu an increase of their afflictions
and disappointments. I have lately met with an instance
which at first sight appeared of that nature, but upon
examination proved to be far otherwise, showing how im
portant it is to distinguish fairly between the useful and
the worthless—that which is a real blessing to the com
munity, and that which is vile and damnable-
I was educated to the Medical Peofession in Europe, and
came here with my mind well posted up against all
quackery and humbug, but at the same time willing to
seek for truth and obtain it wherever it was to be found.
Being anxious to know what state the Medical Colleges
were in, in this country, and also to ascertain the stamp
of men that were the teachers, of the forthcoming class of
practitioners, I attended several lectures and demonstra
tions at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. One day
that I was there the lecturer called our attention to the
fact that a “ very celebrated humbug,” Dr. Samuel Gil
bert, “ a Prince of Quacks,” had lately arrived in this
city, attracted to this locality (as he supposed) “from
the fact of its being the very centre or focus of all hum
bug,” and he went on to speak of the said “ imposter ” in
such terms as could not fail to impress all our minds with
the idea that the individual spoken of was one of the vil
est, most ignorant and villainous pretenders that had ever
disgraced the practice of any branch of medicine.
.After the lecture I inquired the name of the speaker,
and was informed that it was Dr. Parker. I have ao
doubt that most of the students (as a matter of course)'
acquiesced in the statements made, without any wish for
further information. But it so happened that it ex sited in
my mind afterwards a desire to know more about this
notorious character. I have, therefore, carefully ascer
tained for myself the facts of the case. I have made
many enquiries of disinterested parties. I have repeat
edly called at the office of Samuel Gilbert, and have care
fully and impartially examined many of his patients and
his mode of treatment, and the result is, that I am decid
edly convinced that the assertions of Dr. Parker are en
tirely false and unjustifiable ; that they were the result of
ignorance, prejudice axd bigotry, and eould have arisen
only from a desire to maintain party views and to preju
dice the minds of those whom he knew were under his
tuition, thus training them up in that blind zeal and ex
clusiveness which has so long disgraced the profession,
instead of disciplining their minds to the careful investi
gation of truth in all its different garbs and appear
j-nces.
Now, I would advise Dr. Parker, anil all other doctors
professors, to do as I have done—investigate the facts
of the for themselves. (Samuel Gilbert invites in
vestigation.) They will find him easy of access, free,
honest and candid. His practice is easy and simple. His
“ caustic application ” is so peculiarly appropriate and
powerful, and yet withal so controllable, that I hesitate
not to state that it is infinitely superior to anything that
is at present known to the faculty, and therefore deserves
investigation, more especially as it relates to that malig
nant form of disease which has hitherto baffled all the
attempts of the profession, both in this country and also
in Europe.
Dr. Parker’s unwarrantable assertions would lead to
more general considerations than those already alluded
to. What are these Medical Colleges and Professorships
instituted for ? Is it for the purpose of training students
up in a spirit of bigotry and prejudice, which shall forever
blindfold their eyes to the reception of the light of truth?
Or is it for the purpose (as in Parker’s case,) of giving
the Professors an opportunity of venting their private
spleen, and to show how unwilling they are to abandon
the old beaten track of error for that of truth, although
the most vital interests of society depend upon it ? Or
are these Colleges chartered for the express purpose of
preventing Almighty Providence from communicating
light and knowledge to men in humble circumstances ? to
obstruct the heaven-born light of natural genius shining
upon the dark passages of human woe, in its angelic mis
sion ef alleviating the miseries of the afflicted family of
man.
If they are for this purpose, down with them—they are
a disgrace to a free country. If they ar® not for this ob
ject, then down with the men who would try to degrade
them to this execrable purpose; and let all men here have
a fair field and no favor, according to, the true spirit of
the Fourth of July. John Hollins, M. D.
The above frank and candid letter needs no expla
nation. It tells its own story. It shows that there is
some honesty among medical men, who were ednea
ted in the old school. So far as the writer is
concerned no medical testimony was necessary to
establish the truth of all Dr. Gilbert claims. We have
seen his works, and by these, and the testimony of
grateful men and women, whom he has saved from
death by that horrible disease—Cancer—have we
judged him. But there are still thousands of people
who look to their doctors for guidance. For the bene
fit of all such we are glad to be able to have this pro
fessional testimony, and we hope the profession gen
erally will have the honesty to investigate this matter
as Dr. Hollins has done, and if as, they assert, it is
“Humbug” and “Quackery,” they, as the conserva
tors of the health of the country, are in duty bound
to expose it. But the simple cry of “Humbug,” with
out evidence is not calculated to raise the medical
profession in the public faith. While Dr. Gilbeit
claims to be able to cure cancer, he does not profess
to work miracles or make whole those who have been
cut to pieces and mutilated by the ineffectual attempts
of surgery to cure this disease. He has been offered
thousands of dollars to undertake such cases, but
knowing that no power short of omnipotence could save
the sufferer, he has refused the tempting piles of gold
when he knew he could be of no service. This is not
the conduct of a charlatan. In some few cases he has
been prevailed upon to undertake cases where his
judgment told him there was no hope, and where he
refused all remuneration, feeling’that he could at best
but prolong the days of the sufferer for a short time,
and in one or two instances of this kind success lias
crowned his efforts, to his own surprise. All Dr. Gil
bert ever professed to do was to cure eight out of every
ten cases of Cancer, that was brought to him. This
promise he has more than fulfilled. Can the regular
Faculty show one in a hundred ? If not-ns we know
it has not, we submit to the public that a charge of
“ Humbug ” and “ Quackery,” comes with a very bad
grace from the unsuccessful,
■ —•wgS®*—-
Defense of a Lady.
IVIr. Editor, — In the last letter of your London cor
respordent, there appears a--most extraordinary state,
ment relative to the character of Madame Bonaparte
Wise, in which such gross, in justice is done to that
lady, that those who have had an opportunity to be
come acquainted with her private life, are grieved and
shocked that you should give currency to such a scan
dalous report. It is not expected that correspondents
of newspapers can be intimate with every eminent per
son of whom they write, but it is surely not too much
to expect that the editor of an influential journal will
verify statements respecting the reputation of individ
uals, ere he gives them currency. You will agree with
me, that the sanctity of private life should not be heed
lessly invaded.. Madame Wise has long been ths vic
tim of persecution; married unfortunately when young
to a gentleman without fortune, depending upon his
father for support, it may be readily supposed that she,
the daughter of a king, reared in’ the lap of luxury,
would experience bitterly the change from a palace to
ihe private residence of a penniless gentleman, near
the city of Waterford, Ireland.
Deprived of society and even of the ordinary com
forts of moderate fortune—her husband not keeping
a' one horse car for her use—she was content to walk
through all weathers to church; and it for years she
bore the vicissitudes of this condition without re
proach, surely she may be spared the infliction of
needless pangs from nameless malice.
It would be an easy matter to turn the war upon
her chiefest adversary, who should have been her pro
tector; but this would not cure the wounds inflicted
upon her, and it id therefore only upon your sense of
justice that I rely for her vindication.
With respect, I remain,
T. D.
The Williamsbubgh Ferries.—The Board
of Aidermen on Friday night, adopted the following
Regulations and Rates of Ferriage to go into operation
on the first of May :
ON PECK SLIP FERRY.
Four Boats— From 6 to 10 A.M. and from 4 to 7 P.M.
Three Boats “10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and from 7toBP. JI
7'no Boats the remainder of the twenty-four hours.
ON GRAND STREET FERRY.
, Tteo Boots from 6 A. M, to 9P. M. One boat the
remainder oi the twenty-four hours. '
ON DIVISION AVENUE.
One Boat from sunrise till 12J at night. The Ferry
Company is also required to keep their boats clean,
properly lighted and ventilated, and to employ a suffi
cient number of men on the boats and bridges to facili
tate the fastening of the boats to the bridges, and to
load and unload the boats with dispatch; to furnish all
their boats with the necessary appliances to preserve
the lives of passengers in case of accident; and to
keep in readiness the necessary number of boats to
supply the accommodations called for in the new
Regulations. Uniform rate of ferriage on all the fer
ries, three cents for a single passenger. The Company
to sell forty foot passenger tickets (to be transferable
and good on all the ferries,) for sl. [This is 2 Jets. each].
Rates of commutation for 6 months Males over 17,
$5 ; females and boys under seventeen, $3, with privi
lege of crossing all the ferries. On freights, carts,
carriages, &c., the new rate is about one third lower
than the old rates. The new rates were agreed to by
the Company, and, we doubt not, will, if carried oat z
in good faith, satisfy the people; although wo know it
would have been more satisfactory had the rates on
Grand street been reduced to two cents. Still, as the
present rates are a decided improvement on the old
plan, they will doubtless give satisfaction for the pres
ent. If found to work well, still further modifications
can be made hereafter. By attempting to carry
through a more sweeping reduction, ail reform might
have been lost. As the matter now stands, it has the
consent of, instead of opposition of the Company—a
very important element of success. Being fully satis
fied that the true interests of the people have been
consulted in this matter by the Committee, we trust
that so far as the people of Williamsburgh are con
cerned, they will not allow themselves to be led into
the support of imaginary schemes never to be realized,
at the expense of real, though not so decided a reform.
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Arrival of the Europa.—Thia splendid
steamship has brought the important news that the
Empercr of [Russia has] positively declined answering
the joint summons of England and France. War can,
therefore, no longer be avoided ; and as a consequence
the Scotch regiments, in their brilliant tartans, will be
called to the field of action. Bnt their Plaids, brilliant
as the colors of the rainbow, fade on comparison with
the splendid Silk Plaids, which Leadbeatbr & Lee, of
347 Broadway, will open to-morrow for the inspection
of the ladies. These Plaids are cheap as beautiful, and
we have no doubt, will “go off with a rush,” as will
their Lowns, Boreges, Tissues, Mourning’goods, Lin
ens, Flannels, Ribbons, etc., etc., 411 of the newest
types. Remember, 347 Broadway, corner of Leonard
street.
Property—Beal Grit Going at a Sacri
fice.—Considerable interest has been created by the
anticipated sale of valuable property at auction, by
Mr. Albert H. Nicholay. On Wednesday, April 12th,
he will sell desirable lots and houses on Sackett street,
Brooklyn, in Oxford street, and at Jamaica, L. 1.,
several very valuable lots of land. Also in Myrtle
avenue, Degraw, Sackett, Wykoff and High street,
Carlton avenue, Kent, Franklin and Putnam avenues,
and in Jefferson street. Now is the time to be on the
alert, as ench fine chances for obtaining good property
will not occur every day. Remember these great sales
take place on the 12th of this present month, by A.
H. Nicholay of No. 4 Broad street.
News from the Hall.—While members of
Congress send challenges, and editors dispute about
Temperance Laws, Messrs. S. & M. E. Towle continue
to furnish the ladies with the choicest specimens of
Dry Goods. Plaid and striped silks and plain colors ;
Paris printed jaconets and -lawns ; Challis and Bare
ges, Lace Curtains, Drapery Muslins, Marseilles Quilts,
Linen Damask and Linen Sheeting, plain and embro
dered crape shawls, and all other articles in the line
are aiiorded at Columbian Hall at the most reasona
ble terms, which it is scarcely necessary to tell the
ladies, who declaim, one and all, in favor of the re
nowned depot of Dry Goods as the place for gfeat bar
gains. Remember, Columbian Hall, 281 Grand st.
Mao’s Restaraunt.—Mr. McPtke, the
good-tempered gentleman who, for a long time past,
has been a popular character behind Keefe’s bar, has
opened a tip-top restaraunt, on his own acoount, at 781
Broadway,nearly opposite Grace Church. He “goes
in to win,” with capital provisions, unsurpassed drink
ables, and a cook who is considered, by epicureans, as
two and a haff degrees superior to the world-renown
ed Monsieur feoyer. Call at Mac’s, by all means, and
judge for yourselves whether we are correct in our de
scription.
Those Spring Mantillas sold by Mr.
George Bbodie No. 51 Canal street, are pronounced
by the gentle sex to be the most delightful article for
Spring wear got out this season. They are a splendid
article, and set off the form to great advantage.
Remember Bbodie, 51 Canal street, long celebrated for
the beauty and durability of his goods. But this arti
cle is peculiarly tasty and elegant.
Northern and Southern Disunionists
could not find their arguments better answered and all
sectional question put at rest, than by seeing portray
ed in viv d colors before them, the sufferings and hard
ships together with the self sacrificing spirit that ani
mated our forefathers in their struggle for the free
dom of the whole union, as represented in Nash Grand
Tableaux at Hope Chapel.
WOBLD OF AMUSSMSNX
(The gentleman who has charge of this de
partment of this paper, was confined by illness a great
part of the past week. This must be his excuse for
the absence of criticism and the brevity of the notices
in this number.]
Dramatic Fund Dinner.—The Sixth
•Anniversary Dinner of the American Dramatic Fund
Association takes place to-morrow evening at the
Astor House, as usual. This is ever one of the most
agreeable and entertaining of the many Society Din
ners which take place at this season of the year, and
it is presumed that the present anniversary will be
even more delightful than usual. As the Dramatic
Fund at its last anniversary reached the age of its
usefulness, (which means, made up, the constitutional
stock capital of $20,000, without which no disburse
ments could be made,) so will the present anniversary
probably be signalized by. laying the foundation for the
Dramatic Fund Library, which has heretofore been
spoken of, and alluded to in these columns. At all
events, the dinner will be an interesting one in many
respects, and we advise our friends who wish to parti
cipate to lose no time in securing tickets, as wa learn
that but few yet remain unsold.
“Acorn” and Fleming, the manager of the
Boston National Theatre, are having a pretty little
war, in which the manager is decidedly getting the
worse, and justly so, although our neighbor of the
“Sunday Courier” has set up for his champion.
“Acorn” has for many years been the correspondent
of the “Spirit of the Times,” and we kaow him to be
an honorable and high-minded gentleman. We read
the articles whichjjgave rise to the squabble; and so
strong seemed to ns the probability of their truth and
correctness, that we transferred the first one (which
began the row, it seems), to our columns. The vitu
perations and balderdash of Mr. Fleming and another
Boston correspondent in the “Sunday Courier” only
convince us that “Acorn” “hit the right nail on the
head,” and Mr. F. had been a much wiser manager,
if he bad held his tongue. The most stupid and unpar
donably impertinent thing, however, Mr. F. seems to
have done, was the underlining of a writer’s or paper’s
name on his bills, of which “Acorn” justly remarks :
“And, so far as the management of the National, or
any other theatre, is concerned, I claim the right to
criticise fairly the management as well as the acting,
aid, when a manager resorts to the impudence of un
derlining on his bills either a newspaper or writer, it
is an assumption which should not be countenanced
by. the press, nor can I for" an instant think it
will be.”
Broadway Theatre.—Mr. Forrest has
concluded the last- and most triumphant week of his
engagement. He played Shylock nearly every night,
and to constantly over-crowded houses. To-morrow
the handsome and graceful Julia Dean commences
an engagement. She plays Pauline in the “Lady of
Lyons.” She has, we learn, been very successful on
her late tour, and here in New York, the “Herald”
“to whom she owes all she is” as her father insinu
ates, will take care of her.
ScEEiiPF’s Concert.—lt gives ns pleasure
to find that the friends of Mr. John C. Scherpf, the
secretary of the Musical Fund Society, whose many
pleasing compositions and arrangements have made
nis name familiar and favorite everywhere, are earnest ■
ly at work to give him a deservedly great Concert. A
very great number of tickets have already been sold,
although the concert does not come off until the 26th
inst. Next week we may be able to give an inkling
of the programme.
Burton’s Theatre.—The two Benefits
which took place during the past week, that of Mr.
Barnet, the treasurer, and of Mrs. Burton, were, we
are pleased to state, very fully and fashionably at
tended. The long-promised “ Tempest ” is to break
in upon us to morrow, and we bid all our friends pre
pare for a hurricane of success. We know it will be a
great production. Everything in the piece is new, the
music is excellent and well selected; and with Mr.
Harry Placide as “ Stephana,” Burton as “ Caliban,”
and the rest of the great cast, it cannot be otherwise
than a great dramatic triumph.
Wallack’s Theatre. —Together with all
the friends and habitues of this beautiful theatre, we
are heartily rejoiced that our much esteemed John
Brougham, is, as we may say, on his legs again, and
has reappeared during" the week. He had been
much missed by his thousands of admirers. Our own
sickness during the greater part of the past week has
prevented our attend ance, but we aje pleased to learn
that the houses have been well filled. See advertise
ment elsewhere for list of novelties about to be pro
duced.
Bowery Theatre.—The fine “moral” play
of“ Hot Corn” with lots of new local scenes and
scenic effects has been the attraction of the past and
will probably be for the coming week.
National Theatre.—“Uicle Tom’s Cab
in,” “Hot Corn,” “Hot Corn,” and “Uncle Tom’s
Cabin” and so on to the end of the chapter.
George Christy and Wood’s Minstrels.—
Ever on the alert for novelty, the managers of this
popular band have been getting up another opera, on
a scale a notch higher than anything they have here
tofore attempted—it is nothing less than “Uncle Tom”
rendered into music, with the inimitable George
Christy as Topsy; Mi-s Kneass (a talented little girl,
seven years of age, of whom report speaks most flat
teringly) as Eva, the renowned Sam Wells as Uncle
Tom, and the rest of the characters by the balance of
tbe talented company. If this does not furnish a rich
treat we shall be vastly mistaken. They have also on
tbe programme a new song entitled, “ Few Days,”
which is said to be a great favorite, and which will be
aurg every night until further notice. In getting up
“Uncle Tom” the managers have gone to considerable
expense in the way of scenery, painted by one of the
first artiste- In connexion with these attractions the
usual araennt of songs, dances, burlesques, etc., will
be given, end there will be small chance for choice
seats in Minstrel Hall unless applicants are on hand
early.
Barnum’s Museum. This establishment
with its “ Old Brewery” is turning the sober masses
intemperate. It is perfectly astonishing how manv
usually temperate folks, rush to the “ Old Brewery”
whenever its on the bills and that is every day.
The Lyceum, London, has brought out a
clever little farce of the Bex and Cox school, entitled
“ Number one round the Corner.” The characters are
smart and effective, and capitally played by Charles
Mathews and Robert Roxly, who receive nightly great
applause. The piece is written by William Brough,
and bids fair to become as popular as the favorite farce
of Box and Cbx.
Buckley’s Serenaders.—This admirable
band of minstrels keep on their triumphant and suc
cessful career. Epb. Horn, whose “Lecture on Wo
man’s Bights” has often been the subject of comments
in these columns, takes a benefit on Wednesday even
ing next, when he will once more deliver that impres
sive and world renowned lecture.
Hart up and Doing:—The whois world
in miniature as exhibited by Hart at 377 and 399
Broadway, is an object of double interest to the public,
from the fact that tickets sell at $1 which give four
admissions, &o. '
White’s Sbbenadebs.—We are informed
that this band of Minstrels are to perform on Monday
evening at the St. Nicholas Exhibition Room, No. 495
Breadway, and from what we can learn they are going
to do a splendid business, everything they intend to
introduce being entirely original and prepared ex
pressly for this hall.
Signor Blitz is about astonishing the
Newsrkites this week, and he can do it too. So all
ye Jereeymen look out for Biitz, for he will make you
bold your sides with laughter, and gape openmouthed
with wonder.
The Destructive Balls of tub Russian
Army —It is said that the Russians have the secret
ot a most destructive and deadly weapon of war, by
which, they will annihilate their enemies 1—Well!
Millions are wasted upon Iron weapons to take away
life, which if expended upon JuUien's Music for the
Million, and distributed throughout the World would
lengthen life instead of shortening it, and would con
tribute to the happiness of all. The book itself is
beautiful and costs only one dollar. Who would be
without it ‘I
Mr. Barry sailed for Liverpool, by the Africa,
en Wednesday. A large number of his personal and
theatrical friends made their adieuz to him at Jersey.
City. Mr. J. B. Wright is now stage manager of the
Broadway theatre.
Banvabd’s GeoRAMA.—We are sorry to
learn that the beautiful paintings on exhibition at 596
Broadway, are to be removed in a few days. Do nut
allow them to go without having seen them snee at
least. To-night there is a lecture at quarter past
eight o’clock.
Barney Williams and “Our Gal,” Mrs. do.,
having concluded brilliant engagements in Washing
ton and Baltimore, open in Boston on Monday, the
10th inst.
Jullien gave his first Concert in Richmond
on Monday evening last.
Ole Bull is givibg-.'aocer's at Buffalo.
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01TV AND SUKUR3B.
• Fatal Accidents. Suddhx Deaths, etj.—
During the past wek the following fatal accidents,
sudden deaths, and suicides, have occurred in this cite
and vicinity:
A man named Boyle, who was severely injured at
the Morgan Iron Foundry, some days since, by being
caught in the machinery, died at the New York Hos
pital, of his Injuries.
An Englishman, 35 years of age named Edwin
Harrison, died very suddenly while sitting in
the bar room of the lodging house No. 22 Ann street.
Wm. Dunham, a Scotch sailor, employed on board
the ship Edwin Forest, lying at pier No. 10 East
River, on Wednesday evening fell from the masthead
to the deck, breaking one of his legs, besides which
he received a compound fracture of the skull. He
was taken up insensible and conveyed to the New
York Hospital by Officer McCabe, of the First Ward
Police. His recovery is considered doubtful.
A man named Frederick Newman was instantly
killed, and several others seriously injured, by the
giving way of a portion of the hoisting aparatus
at the sugar refinery of Moller [& Co., in South street,
while hoisting sugar boxes.
Bernard Carragan, a native of Ireland, 31 years of
age was instantly killed by the premature explosion
of a blast in Fiftieth street, near Fifth av. -He had
prepared the blast, which failed to go off at the pro
per time, and was proceeding to remove the charge
when it exploded, driving the drilling rod through
his head.
Mrs. Jane Lyle, a native of Scotland, 60 years of
age, died at No. 290 West 29th street, from the effects
of an overdose of laudnum which she took for the pur
pose of alleviating pain, being ignorant of the proper
quantity to be taken.
A few mornings since a loaded pistol was taken
shop of J. Rose, a gunsmith, at No. 72 Cathe
rine. street, and handed to a lad named Frederick
Hinkle, with instructions to have it repaired. The
person who left it informed the lad that it was load
ed and requested him to handle it carefully. Soon
afterward Hinkle took up the pistol, and while in his
hands it suddenly exploded, sending a ball through
his hand and into the abdomen of Carl Tarbeck, a
.. workman in the shop. Both of the wounded were
immediately conveyed to the New York Hospital,
where Turbeck subsequently died of his injuries.
Coroner O’Donnell held an inquest upon the body
of an unknown man, about 30 years of age, found in
the dock foot of Delaney street, East Biver. The de
ceased is supposed to have been a native of Germany.
He was about five feet six inches in bight, had brown
hair, and was dressed in a brown eassimere coat, blue
striped pants, calico shirt and carpet shoes. In his
pockets were found several needles, a tailor’s thimble,
&c. No marks of violence were found on his person
and the Jury returned a verdict of “ Death by drown
ing.”
A man named James McDonald was found in a
dying condition at the foot of a flight of stairs in the
house in which he lived,l2 Hamilton street, he having
shortly before returned from a rum shop where he had
been spending the evening. He was conveyed to
a room and died socn afterward. Coroner O’Donnell
held an inquest upon the body, and the jury rendered
a verdict of death from intemperance.
A young man named Louis Jouy, who kept a whole
sale liquor store cn the corner of Church and Reade
streets, was thrown out cf a vehicle in which he was
riding with a friend on the Third avenue, and before
he could regain his feet he was run over by one of the
Third avenue cars, and so dreadfully injured, that he
afterwards died at the New York Hospital. No blame
was attached to the driver of the car.
An Englishman named James Carpenter, well ad
vanced in years, was burned to death in Brooklyn, in
a conflagration which took place in Walworth street,
near Myrtle avenue. He was a silk fringe weaver by
trade.
Coroner Ball held an inquest upon the body of a
child about three years of age, at the corner of Wash
ington avenue and Bergen street, which came to its
death by its clothes taking fire during the temyorary
absence of the mother. The parents’ name is McKee.
A verdict in accordance with the facts was rendered.
Archibald Hilton, Esq., a lawyer of this city, sud
denly fell dead at his residence. He was a brother of
Dr. Joseph Hilton, one of the city coroners. Police
Officer Cusick, of the Ninth Ward, also fell dead; and
both deaths are believed to be the result of “Disease of
the Heart.”
The body of an unknown female was found floating
in the East River, near Dover street,[by a man named
McGuire. An inquest was held, bu no testimony ob
tained as to the name of the deceased. A verdict of
death by drowning was rendered. The deceased was
about 40 years of age, and had been in the water Borne
six or eight weeks.
An accidental explosion took place a few days since
in the percussion cap manufactory cf Frederick Maeis
mar, located at No. 57 Ann-st., by which two women
and one man were injured. Four heavy caps were
driven into the right breast of Miss Ann McCullogh,
penetrating the lung and causing four wounds large
enough for the insertion of a man's finger. Three of
the caps were driven into the shoulder of Miss Gordon
Rinsing a severe wound. Alexander Lellar was injur
® about the head, being burned by the powder when
The injured parties were conveyed to the
New York Hospital.
Weekly Outrages.—The following is an
epitomized report of the outrages committed in this
city and vicinity during the past week :
An affray occurred at 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon
between a number ot drunken meu and women at the
low greggery No. 153 Anthony st, in which John
Ridden and his wife were severely stabbed with a
jack knife by Philip Riley. Bidden was wounded in
the side, the blade of the weapon penetrating between
the fifth and sixth ribs, and causing a deep and dan
gerous wound. He was conveyed to the New York
Hospital. Mrs. Ridden was wounded in the back, and
will probably recover, she was taken to the City
Prison and placed in charge of Dr. Covel. Riley was
arrested by Officer Martin of the Sixth Ward Police
and taken before Justice Osborne who locked him up
for trial.
A desperate highway robbery was committed in
broad daylight on Friday afternoon, last, in Cather
ine street, upon the person of a German, named
Christopher Fetshner, by two men, one of whom stole
his wallet, containing a small sum of money, aud
then felled him to the earth by a blow with his fist,
after whicn they both fled, but one of them was short
ly afterwards arrested and locked up.
A disiarbance occurred at Johnson’s Dock, at the
foot of Rush st., Brooklyn, on Thursday, between a
body of Long-shoremen and a number of laborers,
who had been employed by the City Railroad Compa
ny to discharge two sloops loaded with iron. The
laborers were working below the standard price re
ceived by longshoremen, and hence the difficulty.
The disturbance was promptly quieted by the police,
and no person received serious injury.
A desperate fight took place on Sunday night last,
on tbe northeast corner of Broadway and Leonard
street, between a party of clerks and some visitors at
the Carlton House. Two or three persons were very
badly beaten, and the affair ended by the arrest of
three of the clerks who are said to have been the
aggressors.
Wednesday evening, about seven o’clock, three
men, named James Horan, W. J. Boyd, and John
Swittless, while passing through 11th street, were
> ttacked and beaten in a brutal .manner, by a gang of
desperate rowdies, who hang about that vicinity. Mr.
John Moran was knocked down by the same party a
short time after. Warrants have been issued for their
arrests.
A man [named Bernard Kiernan'was arrested on
Wednesday evening, on a charge of running over and
killing a little girl named Emma Fredensdoff, while
recklessly driving a wagon through Fourth street, be
tween Tenth and Eleventh Avenues.
A man named Patrick Horan was on Wednesday
arrested, charged with assaulting Thos. Naddy, of No.
182 East Seventeenth-st., and striking him a powerful
blow upon the head with a glass tumbler. The priso
ner is also charged with having in July last stabbed a
Mr. John Reed, wounding him dangerously. He was
locked up by Justice Clark.
A Mr. McGuire, while walking through Seventeenth
st., near First ave., accompanied by two ladies was
approached from behind by two ruffians, one of whom
stabbed him in the arm and face, after which both ran
off and escaped for the time, but the party who in
flicted the injury was subsequently arrested and is now
in confinement. Mr. McGuire is prevented from at
tending to his business by the injuries he received.
The assault was committed between 7 and 8 o’clock
on Sunday evening.
A poor German woman residing in Union ave., Wil
liamsburgh, named Earnest, while engaged gathering
up chips at the ship-yard of Mr. Patterson, on Monday
afternoon, was indecently assaulted by one of the
werkmen. The woman resented the insult by striking
him in the face. The ruffian at this became enraged,
and, after knocking the woman down, jumped both
heels with .great force into her breast. The woman
was conveyed home insensible, and her recovery is
considered doubtful. Her unmanly assailant managed
to make his escape and has not since been seen.
On Sunday evening, as Police Justice Clark and his
son were passing through the Bowery, they were vio
lently assaulted by a ruffian, and would have been
severely handled but for the interference of Officer
Edwards, of the Seventeenth Ward, who cams to the
rescue and arrested the offender. No sooner was the
rascal in custody of the policeman than upward of fifty
men, belonging to a gang called “Rook Boys,” rushed
upon the latter and beat and kicked him in the most
brutal manner, and rescued their companion. The
whole gang then escaped. Many of them, however,
are known, and steps will be taken to bring them to
justice. Officer Edwards was conveyed to his resi
dence, where he is now confined from the effects of the
violence inflicted upon him.
The Labor Movement.—The different
trades (or all of them who have not yet succeeded in
obtaing the required advance), are still active in their
movements to bring about the desired result;.
The Ship Joiners held a mass meeting on Friday
evening last, at the Assembly Rooms, Third street, to
confirm the action of their delegates at their last
meeting in the Fourteenth Ward Hotel, relative to
striking on Monday, 10th inst., for $2 50 per day. Be
tween two and three hundred joiners were present.
The meeting was orderly, and the business was tran
sacted in a very expeditious manner. After the elec
tion of officers, favorable reports were received from
nearly all the shops of those who will stand ont after
Monday next, if the advance was not forthcoming. It
was also reported that many of the bosses were willing
to give the advance as soon as it was asked, and that
others would pay it if tbe advance was general. It
was finally determined that they shsuld strike not
collectively, but individually; allowing any man to go
to work when he could obtain $2 50 per day, the rate
asked for.
The Boiler-Makers held a large meeting on Thurs
day evening, at the “Crystal,” in Grand street, Chas.
Howell in the chair. The reporter of the delegates from
each shop were presented to the Secretary in writing,
with the names of all those who intend, to petition for
an advance, comprising many names from all the
principal shops in the city. A committee was ap
pointed to draft a petition to be adopted by each shop.
The petition is to be sent in on Monday—the advance,
if granted, to take effect on the 15th inst.
The Public Carmen's United. Beneficial and Pro
tective Society held a meeting on Thursday night at
75 Prince street, to take into consideration the propri
ety of raising the price of carting for the coming
season, but the meeting was not unanimous on the
subject, which was left over for another meeting. A
resolution was passed that the members of the Society
should hereafter cart by the load, and not work by the
day. Another resolution was passed that the body
should go through the city in an equestrian procession,
for tbe purpose of showing their strength and num
bers, and that all should appear on that day in the one
description ef dress. A committee of twelve, six up
town aud six down town Cartmen were appointed
to select the dress to be worn and to appoint the day
for the procession. Each member is ’to pay for his
own clothing. ■ ,
_ The Bricklayers held another meeting on Thursday
night to complete the organization, of the society, by
adopting bye-laws and a constitution, and also to elect
Ra treasurer and board of managers. The society is
nearly six hundred strong, and is increasing rapidly.
The rate of wages paid now is two dollars per day for
rough workmen, and for superior tradesmen two dol
lars and fifty cents and three dollars per day.
The Journeymen Plumbers held a meeting on Fri ■
day evening at the Union Shades, Fourth avenue, to
take into C'JKSlGviailvu the mt advrru./c.—
There are some five hundred in the city, about one
fifth of whom were present at the meeting. A scries
of resolutions were drawn up and adopted, requesting
two dollars and fifty cents per day for competent work
men. The time is not stated when the advance shall
commence. A committee of five was appointed to
submit the resolutions to the meeting of the bosses on
1 Monday evening. A long discussion then ensued upon
, I the time they should demand an answer to the request.
It was at last decided that the bosses should have eight
days’ grace. Another committee was appointed to
draft a constitution and by-laws for the new society
which they purpose organizing, and submit them for
revision to the next meeting of the trade. The meet
ing then adjourned.
The Pianoforte Makers held an adjourned meeting
cn Tuesday night at Hidebrand’s, Hester street, for
tbe purpose of assisting those on the strike in Messrs.
Bacon & Raven’s shop. E. L. Tayior occupied the
chair. The trade was not so fully represented, as on
former-meetings. Out of the sixty four or sixty eight
who struck in Messrs. Bacon & Raven’s, only twenty
five are out of employment, the remainder having ob
tained work elsewhere. $250 was contributed towards
the suprort of those still out of employment. A
series of resolutions were offered and adopted, one
of which reflected severely upon the men at work in
the establishment above named. Previous to the ad
journment the subject of forming a Piano Forte mak
ers union for the purpose of raising funds to prepare
for any future “strike” was fully discussed, and a
committee of six was appointed to draw up a Consti
tution and bye laws to that effect, the meeting then
adjourned.
The Longshoremen have published an address to
the merchants and ship-owners in New York, in
which, after stating-their inability to live on their
present rate of pay (12s. per day,) they offered a series
of resolutions demanding fourteen shillings net per
■ day for laborers, and two dollars per day for “headers,”
the advance to take place in two weeks from Mond iy,
April 3., after which date they will not work for less.
Success to them.
Unnatural Kidnapping Affair.— A most
melancholy affair has recently came off in the neigh
boring city cf Brooklyn, growing out of a foolish spirit
of religious apprehension and intolerance, as we are
informed, in which an innocent child, a little girl, is
. the unfortunate sufferer. The details at large we re
serve for a future occasion, and content oprselves now
with a bare statement of the following facts. Some
time ago a little beggar girl attracted tbe attention of
a lady, at whose house she was in the habit of calling
for charity; and after making suitable enquiries, the
benevolent lady stion determined to make an ef
fort to rescue the little mendicant from the
degradation and dangers ot her course of life. To this
the father of the little girl, a Catholic, readily con
sented, (we think the mother was dsad,> and volun
tarily made a gift of the child to the I&d]?, promising
faithfully never to interfere with it in any shane what
ever. The lady, a Protestant, accordingly receded the
child, and provided for it most excellently welkin the
family of a friend in Connecticut, who had loiSheir
children, and where the little outcast became happily
domiciled, and learned soon to regard her protec
tors as parents; who in turn bestowed on her the
attention and affection due to an own child
But now the spirit of religious fanaticism, always de
spicable and always dangerous wherever found, wheth
er with Protestant or Catholic, came in to spoil all this
good work. Some of the relations of the child, and
particularly a maiden aunt, whose interest for her niece
might very weli have come in a little earlier to save
her from the degradation of the street, became alarm
ed for her religious principles ; and in conjunction
with some officious priests, so worked on the mind of
the child’s father as to induce him to go to Connecti
cut and steal the child. This he did, but was pursued
and the little girl rescued. A parley followed and the
protectors of the child readily consented that it might
be taken to Brooklyn to visit its friends, on the father’s
promising to return with it at the end of three days.
Much against her will, the little girl accompanied her
father to Brooklyn, where she had no sooner arrived
than she was concealed. Her protectors became alarm
ed and came on to Brooklyn in person to search her
out. The father was found, and acknowledged that hia
child was in the greatest distress of mind possible to
go home, as she called it—that, she could neither eat
nor sleep; and he deliberately determined to give her
back into the keeping of her kind friends. But here
the child disappeared entirely ; and neither her father
nor any other of the quite numerous body of persons
who had become interested in her welfare, could get
any farther trace of her. We will endeavor hereafter
to supply the particulars of this extraordinary occur
rence more in full, and in due time to advise the pub
lic of the result. When religion interferes with the
common charities of life, and denies the doctrine of
Christ, that a good Samaritan, though differing in
creed, is a brother, it is no longer religion, but bigotry
of the darkest hue.
Alleged Forgery of Land Deeds.—Yes
terday morning, a gentleman named Charles White
head, appeared before Judge Osborn at the Halls of
Justice, and preferred a charge of forging deeds of
land against a man named "Abel Chandlier. In the
sworn affidavit now on file, the complainant alleges
that the deed for a tract of land in the State of Illinois,,
was recently forged and conveyed to a third party,
when it actually belonged to Mr. Alexander M. Bruen,
(who is now in Europe) for whom, he is the authorized
agent. He further states in detail that Mr. Brueu
owned a quantity of land in Knox County, 111., and
describes the exact locality of said property.. On or
about the 18th ult., Mr. Whitehead ascertained the
fact of a sort of quit claim, for the land in question
had been executed in favor of one George Woodman,
an acknowledgment taken before Gilbert S. Nixon, in
presence of an an individual called George Blake, and
recorded in the clerk’s office of Knox & Co., on the 4th
day of April, 1854. It is stated that some two or
three hundred forgeries of land deeds in that State,
have recently been perpetrated, and every exertion
will now be made to bring the guilty parties to justice.
The magistrate issued a warrant for the accused, and
he was accordingly arrested at the Pacific Hotel in
Greenwich, by eargeant Mansfield and officer Webb.
The defendant being brought to the Tombs, he at
once gave bonds'in the sum of *3.000 to answer at the
Sessions, should the Grand Jury fted a bill of indict
ment.
Robbery in Fulton Street.—The.large
Clothing Store of Henry E. Staven’s No. 136 Fulton
street, was robbed yesterday, of fifteen valuable coats,
by an expert rogue, calling himself Tim Shay. One
of the second ward officers soon arrested the rogue,
and finding one of the identical stolen? garments on
his back—guilt was conclusive, and Judge Osborn
fully committed him for trial.
The Pugnacious Fourth Ward Police
men.—The case of David Bartley, Niel Dnffy. Hugh
McGuire, Wm. Oakley, Martin' Melnnery, Timothy
Gleason, Wm. Furlong, and John L. Flynn, of the
Fourth Ward Police, charged with having brutally
and unnecessarily beaten a prisoner named Kearney,
and a number of his friends while in the Station-House
some weeks ago, was brought up for investigatien be
fore the Commissioners of Police on Thursday last,
and after a patient examination of the whole affair, it
was decided by that body that Duffy had done nothing
to forfeit his character as an officer, but that all the
reet had been guilty of gross misconduct; and it was
ordered and adjudged that McGuire, Flynn, and Glea
son be dismissed from the Police Department, that
Melnnery be suspended from pay for forty days, and
that Bartley, Oakley and Furlong be suspended from
pay for thirty daye. To this decision Recorder Tillou
on Thursday last dissented. It was his opinion that,
the whole party, with the exception of Duffy, should
be dismissed from the force. “It is the emphatic
duty of policemen,” says the Recorder, “ not only to
abstain from all unnecessary violence, but to use all
lawful means within their power to prevent the use of
violence by others. A Station-House is the sanctuary
of the public peace ; and to the breach of it there, or
the encouragement, even tacitly, of. such breach by
the Police officers who are guardians ot the peace, I
consider a very grave offence. I cannot see into the
facts enough to justify ns in not meting out to these
men the full penalty of dismissal.” This, we think, is
the right view of the ease. There can be no question
that once in the Station-House a prisoner is entirely
at the mercy of the Police, who can bring force
enough together to subdue any pugnacious demonstra
tion without resorting to the very effectual but deci
dedly rough expedient of beating out the victim’s
brains with a club, or breaking his neck by pitching
him headlong down stairs. Policemen while on duty
are supposed to be sober and in possession of their
thinking faculties, and if they fall in with an unfortu
nate whose reason has been destroyed by the imbibi
tion of bad rum, and who is in consequence somewhat
obstreporous, they would better subserve the cause of
justice by putting him out of harm’s way as gently as
possible, to the end that he might have a chance of re
flecting over his misconduct, than by playing the
devil’s tattoo upon his unfortunate sconce with their
clnbs, thereby rendering him still more violent, and
placing him beyond the power of reflection. Humani
ty would dictate the former course, at all events, and
if our guardians of the peace are to be allowed the
privilege of beating a prisoner within an inch of his
life, beneath the very nose of justice, before his case
has been passed upon by a jury, it would be better if
thia were understood, and our legislators should set
themselves to work at once. In ths meantime,
however, whenever a policeman so far forgets his duty
as a conservator of the public peace, and the compas
sion for suffering humanity which should animate eve
ry true heart, as to mercilessly beat any poor wretch
whom circumstances may have placed in his power,
let him be promptly dismissed from the office which he
has disgraced, and not only dismissed, but severely
punished. Again we say, we consider Recorder Til
lou’s view of this case the proper one. Since the above
was written, we observe that Flynn, McGuire, Gleason
and Bartley, have published a card-in the Tribune, In
which they state that they are innocent of the charge
on which they were tried, and that they could have
proved it, if they had been allowed separate trials at
the investigation. They further remark that it will be
shown to the Police Commissioners who are the guilty
parties, at a trial now pending before the Criminal
Courts. We hope they will be able to prove that they
took no part in the disgraceful affair. If they do, we
shall be most happy to place the fact on record.
The Courts.—The Court of. Oyer and Ter
miner managed to dispose of two of the murder cases
during tbe past week, without much difficulty. Ths
cases alluded to were those of Archibald Murphy
and Maria Dorching. Morphy was indicted for stab
bing a man in the bar-room of the house No. 16| Ham
ilton street, on tbe evening of the 23d Feb. last. It
was plainly apparent from the testimony, that, Mur
phy must have been laboring under an attack of deli
rium tremens when he committed the deed, as not the
slightest reason for malice on his part could be shown.
Tbe jury found him not guilty, and he was taken back
to serve his time out in the army, he having enlisted
directly after the eommission of the fatal deed. The
case of the female prisoner, Maria Dorching, was clear
ly one of insanity. She was indicted for the murder
of her child, by a blow from a hatchet in February last.
She ia a miserable looking imbecile, and during the
trial exhibited a degree of stupidity, almost amounting
to total insensibility. The jury rendered a verdict of
insanity, and the unfortunate creature was ordered to
be placed in the Asylum at Blackwell’s Island.
In the Supreme Court, before Judge Roosevelt, on
Monday last, a woman named Sloane brought an ac
tion to procure a sentence of divorce against a fraudu
lent marriage of her minor daughter with a man nam
ed. Kane, who it seems has departed for Europe, leav
ing tbe complaint to be taken as confessed against him.
The alleged wife was examined as a witness, and, says
the court, “Her statement, conflrmed by several
other witnesses, shows that in November 1852, after a
few days’ acquaintance, Kane, who is a widower cf
50, induced her, with another young lady, to go to
the Opera, and afterward at a saloon in the neighbor
hood, instead of water, which she asked for, prevailed
upon her to take, some mixture, which so far overcame
her brain, that she could not recollect what occurred
till sometime afterward, Uli the found herself about
midnight at the house of Father * » * in Wil
liamsburgh, and there the padre, she says, gave her
champagne in the presence of Kane, and while under
its influence, without her consent, after mumbling
over some Latin sentences, which she did not under
stand, to her astonishment pronounced them man and
wife. Other particulars are given by her not neces
sary here to repeat, except that she immediately re
fused, and has ever since refused to cohabit with her
pretended husband, or to acknowledge any claim on
his part in that or any ether character. It further ap
appears that she was actually engaged at the time to
another person cf suitable age, and the real object of
the newly pretended lover was to get possession, not
of her heart, but of her inheritance, while the motive
of another actor in the scene was to save her creed
and secure a hundred dollais. “ The whole proceed
ings reflect nothing but disgrace upon the full grown
men engaged in it, and io allow the plot to be success
ful, would be to reproach the law. —A sentence of
nullity was entered.
In the First District Court, a proceeding was
brought by Janies L. Baldwin against Samuel Spencer,
and others, under the Landlord and Tenant Act, to
sbtaiu summary possession of the premises No. 119
Chanibers-st., of which Baldwin alleged he was the
owner, and had leased them to Spencer at SI,OOO per
annum, and the latter had under-let the property to
the other defendants. Baldwin alleged that rent was
in arrears up to the first of March, and from thence
to the present time. Spencer did not appear, bnt
Lovett and Whiting, two of his under tenants appeared,
and without denying the allegations set up in the
affidavit of the landlord, offered to prove that they had
paid tbeir rent regularly and only owed $l5O, which
they were willing to pay to tbe [lawful claimant,, it
they were not dispossessed. The Judge held that if
the under tenants were desirous of retaining their
possession it was incumbent on them to see that the
original landlord was paid his rent as it fell due ; if
they did not and the rent fell in arrears they were
liable to be dispossessed. . A wairant in favor of the
landlord was granted;
Pugilistic Practice.—Patrick Doran, an
old men, apparently over GO years of age, attended
the “Sparring Exhitption,” given in Jersey City,
last Wednesday evening; and, between the perform
ances he witnessed, and the “rum” he drank, he be
come to the terror and peril of his wife—such an ar
dent admirer of the “Noble art of Self Defence,” that
upon his return home, he felt so inclined to exercise
his “shoulner hitting” qualities and acquirements
that in the absence of any other person to “set to”
with, he “pitched into”' nis wife, and commenced
practising upon “Judy” some of the “scientific hits”
be had observed at the Exhibition at Franklin Hail.
“Judy,” however, unwilling to be altogether so accom
odating as to allow her head to be used for the pur
pose of affording an opportunity for the practice of
Patrick’s evidently prevailing inclination for the the
ory of that science, which the pages of “Fistiana” un
fold—and a science of the beauties of which, and tha
perfection to which it is brought in Jersey City, he
bad seen such illustrations given, that evening, by the
“Fancy” at Franklin Hail, as quite captivated her
taste, and converted him, all of a sudden
into a more enthusiastic votary of pugilism than seem
eO io btj vitlicr ngtccnUlt; to - Juvjf’ «r safe for ner,
whenever tbe influence of the “ dhrop rum ” might
animate “Pat,” and incline him to practise the science '
at home—called in the aid of the police, appealing to
the “ stars” for protection from the consequences of
that uncontrollable desire to put in immediate prac
tice upon her cranium, whatever acquirements, real
or imagined, his attendance at the “ Sparring Exhibi
tion” that evening had obtained for him, and added to
his other accomplishments, which Patrick unmistake
ably evinced, and with which, no doubt, his frequent
intromissions with the contents of the rum cask, in
the course of the evening had inspired him. “ Pat,”
accordingly, was arrested and locked up for the night.
He appeared the next morning before the Recorder,
charged with having been" dask and disorderly, aud
beating his wife.” Tbe Restrongly denounced
Patrick Doran's practising his pugilistic attainments
to the corporeal damage of his wife, and sent him un
der the training of Governor Ellis for a period of 3 days.
An Aldermanic Wedding.—One day last
week, while a committee of the Aidermen were quietly
seated in the cilice of the Clerk of the Common Coun
cil, locking into the mysteries cf municipal affairs, a
couple of gentlemen came rushing in in search of a
city father to perform a marriage ceremony. Aider
man Voorhies was at once elected by his associates to
perform the delicate ceremony. A messeager was then
dispatched for the expectant bride and bridegroom,
wbo in a few minutes made tbeir- appearance. Aider
man Voorhies—“ Do you meet to get married.” The
lady hung down her head while the young man an
swered—“We did think something of it.” “Well,”
said the Aiderman, I should judge by your appearance
that you are both of age, and ought to know your own
business. Step this way and I will see what I can do
for you. What is your name and residence?” “Ed
ward William Howard. I five, in orangs county.”
How old are you ?” “Well, raelly I don’t exactly
know ; but I was born in 1787.” Alderman—“ Then
you must be about 67 years old. How old are you,
Madam, and what is your name ?” “ About fifty
years; [This is the highest figure we ever before heard
a woman own up to.] they call me Jemima Vanhile.”
The bride further stated to the Aiderman that her first
husband had been dead twenty-five years. The cere
mony was then duly performed according to the cus
tom of such affairs—a certificate of marriage furnished,
and the young couple went their way rejoicing. The
united ages of the bride and. bridegroom is only one
hundred and seventeen years. With this item before
them, what old bachelor or maid need despair of find
ing a mate ?
Departure of U. 8. Troops.—The steam
ships Illinois, North Star and Star cf the West took
their departure on Wednesday last—the first two for
Aspinwall and the other for San Juan de Nicaragua.
All of them are said to have as many passengers on
board as they can find room for. On board the Illinois
are" a large number of U. S. troops, Companies B and
L, under command of Lieut. Col. Nauman, who will
proceed to California via Panama. There are 86 men
in each Company, and it having been resolved upon
by the Secretary of War that but two Companies shall
in future embark on one vessel, in order to’counteract
the evil effecls hitherto experienced of overcrowding,
•eonnision and discomfort, these Companies will find
every desirable convenience and accommodation. A
majority of the men witnessed the appalling scene on
the San' Francisco. The men will take with them as
few incumbrances as possible; clothing just sufficient
for use on Hie voyage, and four married women are al
lowed to each Company. The appropriation made by
Congress some time since for the sufferers by the San
Francisco calamity was resolved into the form of eight
months’ pay and allowance to each man, but up to the
time of starting such paymeni, has not been made. As
it was. feared that in makmg'p-aymente thereof many
desertions would take place, another inconveniences
result, they will not receive th^’appropriation until
their arrival in California. M
An Appeal to the Charitable.—Under
this caption the N. Y. Sun contains the following r cc.
Rgraph, which we earnestly recommend to the atten
tion of the charitable: “Monday afternoon we re
ceived an anonymous communication, giving tbe de
tails of a sad case of destitution, which on examina
tion, yesterday, was found to be true. The particu
lars are briefly as follows: Some five weeks since, a
man named Thomas Calvin, a shoemaser by. trade,
residing in a frent room on the 4th story of No. 456,
East 24th street, was taken suddenly ill, while at
work, and he has been confined ever since, being able
only to sit up for a few minutes at a time. He has a
wife and four children; the youngest scarce three
months old, and the eldest, a girl about 13 years of
age. During this sickness the family have been
mainly supported by the neighborhood. On the 24th
inst., the agent of the house in which he lives, served
a landlord’s notice on him, to vacate the premises by
the 28th, he being indebted $5.75 for rent. On visit
ing the family yesterday afternoon, our Reporter
found tbe wife had gone out to seek for employment,
the little girl was walking the floor with the infant,
and the disheartened father, unable to help himself,
was sitting in his chair bathed in a flood of tears. The
charitably disposed may here find a worthy object on
which to bestow their gifts.”
A Mystery.—Yesterday afternoon quite a
mysterious affair occurred in the upper part of our
city. _ It seems a man of rather genteel appearance,
called to see the house of Mr. Francis O'Brien in Fifth
street., with a view of purchasing the same. As the
building was up for sale, the applicant was shown
all through the various apartments, aud he agreed
to call again. When the stranger approached the door
to go out, he looked somewhat embarassed, and upon
reaching tbe. side walk, he threw a bundle over the
fence and ran off at the top of his speed. The family
examined the bundle and found a linen cambric
handkerchief, marked E. E. with silk, a bead purse,
containing about $75 in foreign coin, and also sever
al other small articles. It is supposed this man was
concerned in either some murder or robbery and
probably made the call to elude the officers who may
have been on his trail.
Trouble Among the Pugilists.—Yester
day morning officer Lord arrested the returned Cali
fornia pugilist named James Hughes, upon the au
thority of a warrant issued by Judge Bogart, wherein
he stands charged with attempting to take the life of
another “shoulder hitter” named Stephen Wilson, by
shooting at him with a revolver. The affair took place
some days ago at the “Five Mile House,” when the
spotters had been “ont on the road” with their fast
nags. Hughes was held to bail in the sum of $1,090
to answer.
Row at Lafayette Hall—A sporting
gent from Long Island kicked up a “muss” at La
fayette Hall, late cn Friday night, and by request of
the proprietor, the disorderly individual was arrested
and committed to the Eighth Ward Station House.
The influence ot the prisoner’s friends was speedily
brought to bare, and between 12 and 1 o’clock yester
day morning Justice Bogart went to the Station House
and again displayed his humanity by discharging the
accused. The matter was probably arranged satisfac
torily to ail parties and the charge withdrawn.
' The Hot Weather is upon us.—To guard
against the heat of the sun. awnings are used ; but
mildew has heretofore ruined these useful articles. A
new kind of awning has now come up, termed the
Anti Mildew Awninc, and Gompbkt, of 101 Bowery,
has this very serviceable piece of goods to sell on the
most reasonable terms. Those who are wise will call
at 101 Bowery.
A Greasy Trick.—A dentist doing business
on the west side of the town, was arrested oa Monday
last, charged with obtaining by false representations
two drafts for $3,500 each, from John B. Beii ahd Wel
lington Lee, merchants in Twenty-fourth street. Is is
alleged that the dentist represented that he had re
cently discovered a plan by which grease suiable for
lubricating machinery could be manufactured for about
two cents per pound, and also an oil for the use of
painters, which could be made at a very cheap rate. ■
He proposed to sell the secret for making these articles
to the complainants for $7,000, which terms were ac
cepted and the two drafts in question were drawn up
and given to the dentist, with the understanding that
they were not to be negociated until the drawers had
learned tbe. secret and were perfectly satisfied of its
utility. It is now alleged that one of these drafts was
negotiated by the accused, and that he never has im
parted to either Mr. Lee or Mr. Bell the secrets in ques-
. The accused was taken before Justice Clark and'
held to bail in $5,000 to answer the charge.
A. Hopeful Family.—Pete Wiley, a
notorious shop lifter was arrested on Monday by police
men Dowling and Jourdon of the Sixth Ward, charged
with having some time since stolen two gold chains,
valued at SSO, from the jewelry store of Squires, Lan
der & Co., No. 97 Fulton street. He was arrested ea
the day of the larceny with the chains in his posses
sion, but no owner being found for them, he was sent
to the penitentiary to serve out a term of imprison
ment to which he had been sentenced, bnt had escaped
before his time was np. On Monday one of the above
named firm identified the gold chains in question and \
the prisoner as the person who stole them. He was
taken before Justice Osborne and committed for trial.
He had been released from confinement only about
two weeks. His brother Andrew is now in the Peni
tentiary for theft, and his brother John is in Stats
Prison for a like offence.
The Reynold's Contract.—We see the
Board of Councilmen take strong ground in favor of
paying Mr. Reynolds what is due him on this con
tract.. Mr. Kennedy made some very forcible remarks,
showing the injustice done in with-holding payment
m this case. As the comptroller has referred ths
matter to the Common Council for their action. The
sooner that body gives its opinion on the subject the
better. The desire of those Councilmen who favor
the immediate, payment of what is due Mr. Reynolds
to have all suits in the case discontinued should not
be pressed. No one supposes that Mr. Reynolds will
not. be paid for work done under the contract, though
it may hereafter be shown that the contract should
be surrendered to the city for proper reasons. In all
the controversey, so far, on this subject, there has
been no good reason assigned why the contractor
should not be paid for the work which he has already
done under the contract.
Father and Son.—James Mitchell, a col
ored youth was on Tuesday arrested by Policeman
Martin, of the First District Police Court, charged
with having, on Saturday night lait, robbed the house
of his father, No. 129 Green-st., of a silver watch, and
clothing to the value of SSO. He had been turned out
of the house by his father for misconduct and secretly
entered it while the family were absent and carried
off the articles, which he secreted in a house in the
suburbs of Jersey City, where they were found. He
was taken before Justice Osborne, and locked up
for trial.
Williamsburgh Common Council Items.—■■
At the meeting of the Williamsburgh Common Coun
cil on Monday evening, a report was adopted grant
ing to J. Hobiey and M. H. Keith tbe privilege to lay
down a’railroad track in the following streets: a
double track from the Bushwick line through Grand
to Second-st., from thence a single track down Grand
to First-st., through First to South llth-st: returning
up South 11th to Second and through Second to Grand
and connecting with the double track. The resolu
tion providing for a loan of $15,000 for the purpose
of erecting a City Armory, was vetoed by the Mayor.
A Haul cf Precocious Thieves, —Nina
youthful pickpockets were arrested by the Tenth Ward
Police, on Sunday night, and Monday were sentenced
to two months confinement each in the Penitentiary,
as vagrants. They bad been in the habit of congrega
ting at an infamous den in Walker street, from which
they nightly emerged to visit theaters, churches, aud
various exhibitions, to consumate their prickpocket
plans. The booty they obtained was expended for
liquor, cigars, and good suppers. Their ages range
from 16 to 20 years.
The New Williamsburgh Ferry.—Work
men are to commence next week driving piles at the
foot of South Tenth street, for the n?w ferry which it •
is expected will be established this summer. It is said
that Mr. Charlock has purchased one of the Catharina
street slips, and also one at the Rosevelt street ferry.
The only obstacle now in the way, is to procure the
change of route of the South Tenth street ferry grant.
Terpsichore.—We observe that Mr. J.
Parker gives his Exhibition Ball on Wednesday ev
ening, April 19th, at Knickerbocker Hall. Mr. P’s.
skill and experience insure his visitors a pleasant and
delightful evening’s amusement.
. Ship-building is proceeding very
briskly at the different yards in Williamsburgh. There
are now no less than eleven vessels on the stocks,
some of them nearly finished, in the three yards, /in
Mr. Stack's yard, at the foot of North Second street, .
there are in course of construction three barks, one
brig and two schooners. In Lawrence & Foulke’a
yard, at the foot of North Fifth street, there are one
steamboat and. a steam-tug’ being built-; and at Mr. A.
Pattersen's yard, at tbe foot of North Eighth street,
there are two ships and one schooner in progress.
A man named Charles Oddi was ar
rested on Wednesday last, charged with selling a slan
dered horse to John McAlear, a resident of Williams
burgh. It appears, according to the story of McAlear,
that to effect the sale, Odell placed pieces of sponge in
the nostrils of the animal, for the purpose of preventing
the disease from showing itself. The accused was held
to bail to answer the charge.
It is anticipated that all the Brook
lyn City Railroad lines which were authorized by ths
Common Councicl last winter will be completed and
in operation by July next. The work on the Flushing
av. Road was commenced last week, and the ground
has already been prepared for about ten blocks—from
Division av., and Skillman street, to Flushing av.
and a portion of the track has been laid.
A few da 1 s since, a party of dock
. thieves proceeded cn board tbe'cld ferry boat New
York, lying at tbe foot of Montague place, Brooklyn
and after taking off everything moveable that was of
sufficient value for the trouble, scuttled the boat and
left. Tbe fact was discovered in ample time to save
her from sinking, but not to arrest the thieves.
The men who were at work in the
jenny-house of Mr. Richardson’s rope factory, at Wil
iatnsburgh, have been on a strike since Monday.
They have been receiving $1 per day, and ask an ad
vance of twenty-five cents. Little enough in all con
science, for men with families to support.
Constable Quinn of Brooklyn, on
Wednesday arrested John Staper, on a warrant
wherein he is fcharged with ejecting a woman, named
Alx-ry Axux 'LLyL/r. hxu; Lis N-x 11 Itarnilton-
av., without precess or Authority of any kind. He was
held to answer.
On Tuesday morning last about 10
o’clock, a fire broke out in the large five story building
•No. 69 Robinson street, occupied by Johnson and Laz
arus, distillers and rectifiers, which before it could be
got under, destroyed a number of buildings, involving
a loss cf property to the amount of about SIOO,OOO.
An association of benevolent ladies in
Brooklyn, having for its object the employment of
poor sewing women, and eventually to establish an in
stitution where the art of sewing can be acquired, has
recently been organized. Collections are to be taken
up, and active operations aie to commence as soon as
possible.
A great many bills on different banks
are in circulation in this city, altered from ones to fives,
and also from ones to tens. The alterations are very
ingeniously done and unless the figures and the words
“ten dollars,” are very carefully scrutinized, they will
deceive even those who are considered pretty good
judges.
_ The subscription for Crystal Palace
tickets had reached $90,000 up to yesterday, and
will no doubt soon be over a hundred thousand, as the
work goes on rapidly. This is highly encouraging,
and every man who can do so should help on the de
sired result, by taking a liberal number of the tickets.
A druggist, doing business in Centre
street, was arrested on Wednesday last, charged with
selling a vial containing a liquid poison, without label
ling it, to Frederick Wagner, to whose child a portion
of the liquid was administered . and in consequence its
life endangered. Ke was held to bail by Justice Os
borne to answer the charge.
Policeme n Welsh, of the Chiefs Office,
arrested on Tuesday night last, at Haverstraw, N. Y.,
a man who, it is alleged, committed murder in Phila
delphia on tbe 19th of January last, while at a bail.
Be was brought to this city, and on Wednesday was
taken to Philadelphia for trial.
Charles Rose, a colored waiter on
board tbe steamboat Empire State, was arrested on
Thursday last, on a charge of having stolen a pocket
book containing $660 from the state-room of a gentle
man named Michael Doyie. The money was recovered
at different exchance offices, and the negro was locked
up to answer.
4®“ On Wednesday last, Patrick Me Auliff.
the private watchman who caused the death of Bernard
Monaghan, in Brooklyn, by striking him over the head
with his club, a full account of which we gave last
week, has surrendered himself up to the authorities of
Brooklyn. He says he acted in sdf-defence.
Four sailors deserted from on board
the U. S. ship North Carolina, a few days since, but
were subsequently arrested at Green Point, L 1., and
taken back to undergo ten days solitary confinement
in irons.
A German, named Wm. Render, had
$22 abstracted from his pocket, while crossing the
Hous’ on-st. Ferry,at an early hour on Wenesday morn
ing. He bad fallen asleep, and his pocket was cut
open.
A young German named Louis Gay
lord was arrested on Wednesday last, charged with
having burglariously entered the dwelling pf Mr. Rob
ert M. Harley, No. 105 West Fifteenth street.
THE SPORTING WORE,®.
The Great State Post Stake.—A dis
patch dated New Orleans, April Ist, states that thia
exciting affair came off’ at that ((ate, over the Metairie
Couse, with the following result:
Kentbtky’a b. o. Lexington, by Boston, out of Alice
Caracal by Imp Sarpedon, 4 yrs 11 <
Mlssiesjppi’s ch. e. Lecomte, by Boston, out of Real by
Imp. Glencoe, 3 'rs 2 2
Alabama’s ch. <. Highlander, by Imp. Glencoe, oat of
Castanet by'lmp. Monarch, 4 yrs 3 dist.
Louisiana’s ch. g. Aircw by Boston, out of J&annet
teau by Imp. Leviathan, 5 vis. dist.
Time reported, 8:08% —8;04. Coarse heavy.
If this report turns out to be strictly true the betters
on tine in this ilk will fall heavily, as a race which
would “knock spots” out Of Fashion’s best time was
anticipated. It is computed that at least SIOO,OOO
changed hands in this city on the race, which has cre
ated more talk in every section the Union than any
e vent of the kind which has happened since the great
$20,000 match between Boston i<-nd Fashion. The
Spirit of the Times seems to thfek that the tele
graphic news may not be exactly “(X K ” and that is
the way it looks to us. \
New Orleans (La.) Spring
rie Course. —The races for the Spring Meeting, over
the Metairie Course at New Orleans, commenced on
the 28th ult. The track was in fine condition, ths
attendance was large. The result of the first three
racing only has come to hand so far, of which the
lowing is a summary\
TUESDAY, March 28, 1854—Proprietor’s Purse S2OO, for all\
ages. 3 year elds carrying 861b5.—4,100-5,110-6, 118—7 and ‘
upwaids, 124—allowing 31bs. to mares and geldings. Milo W
Heats. V
A. L. Bingaman’s b c Jim Barton, by Grey Eagle, dam
by Eclipse, 3 yrs 2 11
S. M. Reid’s ch g Conrad the Corsair, by Voucher, out
cf Lady Jane by Imp Leviathan, 3 yrs 1 2 2
° Charley Riley, by Cadmus, dam by
Childers, 6 yrs .’ 4 3 3
A. Lecomte’s ch fby Galaltin, dam by Imp Leviathan,
3yis* 3 4dr
Time,
SAME DA Y—Proprietor’s Purse SSOO, for all ages, weights ax
above. Two mile, heats.
W. J. Minor’s b f Mary Taylor, by Imp Sovereign, out of
Clara Howard by Imo Bare'out. 4 yr-i 4 11
A. L. Bi. gaman’s b f Atala, by Buffi r, dam by Levia
than (Arabian), 3 yrs 1 2 3
A Lecomte’s gr c White Eagle, by Grey Eagle, out of
Sarah Miller, 4 yrs 23 2
D. F. Kenner’s gi; g Gold Dust, by Grey Medoc, out of
Ha’penny, 3 yrs' 3 (list
S. Turnbull’s ch c Hugh L. French (own brother to
Moth), by Imp Glencoe, out of Imp Jessica by Veloci
pede, 4 yrs 5 dist
Time, 3:51X-3:41X 3:44.
SECOND DAT.
THURSDAY, March 30 - C'i’erion S’ake for 3 yr olds, sub
scription $300—5100 ft.—with $250 added by the club—weight
as above. Mile heats.
A. L. Bingaman’s (R. P. Field’s) br c Wild Irishman, by
Glencoe, dam by Medoc . j j
T. J. Wells’ b f Edith, by Sovereign out of ’Judith,* by
Glencoe.. 2 2
E. Eleven’s ch g Conrad the Corsair (pedigree abore)” ’ ” pd ft.
Time, 1:55—1:57.
SAME DAY—Stake for all ages, to carry lOOlbs., subscription
J3oo—sloo ft.—s2so added. Three mile heats.
Judge Hunter’s ch g Rube, by Trustee, out of Minstrel, 11 '
W T. Cheatham’s ch g Compromise, by Glencoe, darn by
Stockholder. 5 years old 2 dr
R. P. Field’s b g Little Flea, by Grey Eagle, ’ ’darn by Ac
teon, 5 yeais old pd ft
Time,’ 6:’l3’
THIRD DAY.
FRIDAY, March 31—Trial Stake mr 3 year olds. Subscription
S3OO-5100 ft —the Club to add $250 to stake, if run—to carry
3 year old weights. Mile heats.
W J. Minor’s ch c D. I. Kicarda, by Voucher, out of
Norma, by 211
T. B. Goldbby’s br c by Imp Margrave, out of Fanny
King 1 22
T. B. Goldsby’s ch c, by Imp Glencoe, out of Paralee, by
Imp Leviathan pd ft.
W. J. Minor’s ch c, by imp Belshazzar, oat of Veracity,
by Pacific I>d ft.
W. J. Minor’s gr f, by Voucher, out of Lady Jane, by
Imp Leviathan... ,\ pa ft.

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