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Now ’0? come—“let Blip the dogs of war” —
St. Petcrsburgh is tranquil—strong.
Hark I the myriad’s “Sdrave*—God AMD THS Czar” —
“Tbk Mission, the CR083.” The incarnate throng
Scent blood and slaughter from the far-
Ofl Danube: Now resounds the wild war-cry,
And Europe’s hosts advance, with steady pace,
To tend the Russ’s empire to its base.
“ Order,”1 —Heaven's first law —where now
Thou fair, wandering outcast, will be
Thy home? A royal traitor is thy foe.
Thy guardian spreads o’er land and sea
His carnage. How the rivers flow,
With the best blood shed by the free,
For law, and home, and God, and right,
While falsehood crowns the reeking Muscovite.
Europe’s arch-despot, “ Nicholas, the First,'
The pious—holy.” Oh, why blaspheme
Even while thy gorge’s insatiate thirst
For human blood doth more beseem
A scion-of the infernal—that dar’st ’
Cloud up bright heaven with the lurid gleam
Of murder. A modern, wholesale regal Cain; —
Europe and mankind yet will curse thy reign.
Where is Kosciusko's bleeding land ?
Where is Poland ? Where is its throne?
Is there no vital spark, no red right hand,
Once more to strike ? Is all now gone ?
Is there no hope—no patriot band ?
Have Russia’s wolves devoured it to the bone?
Are all its heroes scatter’d o’er the earth,
By her that desecrates at once the throne and hearth.
And now—yea onward—her red vultures wing
Their course, from prostrate nations
To seek more prey:—where hopes still cling,
And the great Future's corruscations,
Still make the Moslem temples ring?
With Christian Poland’s execrations
Against her Christian butchers, as she fell
Before a faith whose inspirations spring from hell.
Freedom 1 thou and gentle goddess, stay :
The line is stilFscarce drawn ;—the serried column
Has not yet shown the havoc of a day.
Strategy—thunder—and the sulph’rous volume
Of fiie and smoke—the conflict —the array—
Have yet to come. Then will the solemn
Rut electric Fiat of Europe’s mighty sons
• Engulph, with a volcano’s wrath, its gory thrones.
Why, Nesselrode, the empire must have slept
For halt' a century 1 The Czar seems to forget
The infamous but glorious conquests reapt
By Peter—Voltaire’s biographic pet.
And Katherine, whose lusts have scarce outstept
The holy crime of thirty thousand net
Of Crimt ana, slaughter’d!! by her high commission
To show ’em mankind lives by Russia’s kind permission.
Can it be so?—is one whole reign to pass
Without another people prostrate —crush’d?
Is the imperial Komanoif an ass ? *
Where’s the Sultan or Schamyl ?—can’t they be push’d
Into the chasm, with the betray’d Stanislaus ?
Some few rockets—thunder—shell—and all is hush’d.
History will pause—comment—then roll its onward swell,
Deaf to thy conquering hordes’ triumphant yell.
Strike for the faith :—it is a
Tougher than Vulcan’s handicraft.
It is a javelin Satan knows how to wield,
Whet: virtue leaves him not a shaft.
Call out all pagan Islam to the field,
Or nail together a diplomatic raft,
And drag ’em on, to sink, or migrate,§ or go to the devil,
Who could not, if he would, treat them less civel
Already, thy vast empire is so great
That nations tremble, even to think
Should they offend:—what, too, would he their fate?
Frond Britain seemed almost to shrink
Before tl y insolence. But now elate,
Her Hous are raging in their chains —the last link
She’ll yet unloose and Europe’s avenging sword
All but unsheathed, awaits her sovereign word.
■Georgia's loved daughters ! —thy holy pray’r
Oft whispered to the western breeze,
While thy soft bosoms throb’d, in wild despair;
And life’s fair current seemed to freeze
In thy young veins. Not long shall dare
The barbarous traitor foe to seize
Thy sacred shrines: —that with an an iron hand
Broke Persia’s sceptre in thy flowery land.
, And thou, Circassia ! —the beautiful, the brave 1
Men’s hearts beat high when thou art nam’d.
With thee, the Cossack conquers but a grave.
Thy proud Caucasian eagles, yet untamed,
Soar high where victory ne’er can pave
Its cracking pathway o’er thy dead and maim’d.
Hope’s rosy morn, with howling retribution’s broke;
Time’s ruthless axe is pois’d for its unerring stroke.
F.England and Gaul, the hope of nations I
Dare ye be faithful to the sacred trust;
Or is there treason in thy dictations ?
To vanquish, with but the tyrant’s lust,
The mighty unfolding future’s emanations,
Will strike in turu thy sceptres to the dust.
Should ye not guide the destiny of every nation
To Europe’s glorious conquest and liberation 1
• The huzza of the Russian army.
f A word specially employed and desecrated by Nicholas.
J When Katherine sent her immense armies into Poland to In
terfere with its domestic struggles, the Sultan demanded the
evacuation of her troops, as he regarded such occupation under
ouy circumstance perilous to her independence. After much eva
•lou, this was refused; and Mahommedan Turkey involved itself
In a most disastrous war—through its defence of the national in
tegrity of a Christian people—against a Christian Empress.
I! This atrocity was consummated by General Paul Protemkin,
In cold blood, to strike terror into the Crimeans, to let them un
derstand the inexorable sovereignty of theix 1 new masters.
§ Five hundred thousand Kalmuck Tartars, uhuble to bear the
Russian yoke longer, about 1771 migrated, on masse, from the
heart of the empire; and fought their way through hostile tribes
to China. The Empress Katherine sent an envoy to the Emperor,
demanding the restitution of the fugitives, and also the ratifica
tion of a new treaty. The Celestial monarch replied to the Em
bassy, “ That when his mistress learned to respect old treaties, it
Would then be soon enough to ask for new ones.”
Original Contributions.
“ Was ever anything on earth more provoking ?” exclaimed
Araminta Etapleford, bursting into the room where her sister
Way sat quietly reading. “ Just as though they couldn’t wait
until after the party, but here they must come with their old
fashioned uncouth ways, like a couple of old mousers to spoil
all the sport.”
“ What on earth are you talking about, Minty, and who has
1 Come ?” asked May, looking up from her book.
“ Who ? Why didn’t you know that terrible old codger from
. “ deown East" more Yankeefied than ever, and that awful old
prose his wife, have come down upon us like the last judg
ment —when we least wanted them.”
k ‘ “For mercy’s sake, Minty, who do you mean?”
f “Who should I mean but Uncle Pildash and Aunt Pru-
1 flence. It would have been more prudent in her to have staid
at home.”
“ Have aunt and uncle really come?” exclaimed May, before
whose eyes a glorious panorama of granite hills, tall pines,
k athomless ravines, and crystal water-brooks, on the instant
called up—a vision of May’s communion with the wilds of
jNew England. ' Tlie young girl sprang up, and was darting
across the room in her own fairy-like fashion, to greet the new
comers, when her sister caught hold of hcY and stopped her,
with— . z
“ You need not be in such a tearing hurry to manifest a joy
—that I for one do not feel—at an arrival most inopportune and
unwelcome. So calm your ardor, for Aunt Prue is lying down
to recruit, for the purpose of making a sensation at the party,
and Uncle Pill box is talking about pigs, and geese and steers,
with papa.”
“For shame, sister,” exclaimed May, laughing in spite of
herself. “ You shan’t talk so of such good folks.” And May
broke away from her sister, and ran down stairs to welcome
her uncle and aunt. She found her Uncle Pildash standing in
the library talking with her father. ,
The greeting between uncle and niece was cordial. May
told lift uncle she was very glad to see him. She asked with
much interest after all her coasins, and was told they were
<» Where is Aunt Prudence i” continued May. “ I was told
she had come with you.”
“ She is up in your mother’s room lying down, my dear,”
said May’s father.
“ Yes, she felt clean tuckered eout, and so she thought she’d
rest a spell,” responded Uncle Pildash. “ But, child, you can
go and find her—she’ll be nation glad to see you. You are
ju»t the same sunny, merry little May you used to be, and not
» bit spilt by all these grand iixins abeout you; while your
Bister Minty is so stuck up she could scarcely speak to a plain
old Yankee farmer like Uncle Pildash.”
May wt nt in search of her aunt, and on her way could not
help thinking that her uncle did look a little uncouth, a great
deal more so than when she saw him last; “ but then he is so
good,” added she to herself.
May found her aunt asleep and would not disturb her; hear
ing voices in the next room, she went in and discovered that
a council of three had there convened, consisting of her mother,
her sister and Mb s Fortescue, the last remaining relic (not
relict) of one of the “first families” of New York. She had
kindly come to make herself at home in the bosom of a stran.
ger’s family, and to teach the young ladies politeness, fashion,
and occasionally some of the “higher branches,” such as bad
French, operatic singing and crochet works. She had accepted
as a great condescension, a home with Mrs. Stapleford, having
taken “such a fancy” to that lady and her “lovely daughters.”
Her relatives, had they been alive,jwould have been shocked
to death, and would therefore have died any way, to see her
compelled to accept shelter in the house of a stranger.
Mrs. Stapleford once spoke, of a salary, on the strength of
which Miss Fortescue nearly fainted, No, thank Heaven 1
she had not yet come to that. Of all the monied past, one
house still remained to her, and the rent of that kept her in
flounces, lace and rouge.
May perceived at once that Miss Fortescue had had what
she called a “bad time.” Her mother was holding a bottle of
gaits to her aristocratic nose, and Miss Fortescue was evidently
recovering, as her tongue was moving with great volubility.
“I don’t doubt in the least, Mrs. Sta'pleford, but that your
husband’s brother is an excellent man—a very excellent
man—and your assurance that he owns such a very large
property in Maine, is certainly consoling. But his abrupt
manner terrified me very much, aud I should have fainted,
but for my very great strength of mind. If he w a man of
such great wealth, it Is altogether a different matter, and one
must allow for a little eccentricity.”
“May’s merry eyes glanced over to her sister, and Minty
responded to the glance by slyly applying the end of her
thumb to the extremity of her nasal protuberance and agitating
her four digits.
Had Miss Fortescue seen her she would have given up
“Miss Araminta” as hopeless, after all she had said on polite
ness, and after all the elegant example, she had been setting
her in the same. ’
To keep from laughing out May glided out of the room as
Buu-btam like as she entered.
Down stairs she went just in time to hear her father’s clear,
hearty voice say—“ That is capital, brother, you will succeed
to a charm. lam tired to death of this eternal parade and
fashion, and striving to compete with what that flounced old
maid, Miss Fortescue, calls the ‘upper ten;’ but then the
women will have it so, and I must submit. Why can’t one
enjoy one’s money in sober quiet?”
“Just so I think, dear papa.”
‘•What, you little Sunbeam, are you there ? How much did
you hear of what I was saying?”
And May repeated all she heard.
The bi others exchanged meaning glances, and said May’s
fa'her—“ L'o not be surprised at any thing you may see or
hear to-morrow evening. Is not thia grand affair to come off
to-morrow even ng, little daughter ?”
“Yes, dear papa.”
“I understand the Browns, and the Ellwoods, and the Mil
lers. and all of our old friends ar© not to be invited.”
No, dear papa, you know they are for the most very plain,
unfashionable people.”
“D—n fa hlon, beg pardon, but your old father must
occasionally refresh himself by an oath or so. Can you tell
me who are the favored guests of this splendid entertain
ment r”
“Oh, all those flashy people we met at Saratoga last sum
mer—the Misses Pomeroy and their mother and aunt. Mrs.
Pomeroy you know is considered the leader of what Miss For
tescue calls the feonj tong; “and May’s merry eyes gave a
twinkle that set her father and uncle to roaring. When their
doud mirth had cooled down, May concluded with, “Oh, I
cannot tell you all who are to be here—all those gay fashiona
ble ladies and gentlemen that mother and sister became ac
quainted with at the Springs, and many of Miss Fortescue’s
grand acquaintance.”
“ I thought so,” replied her father.
Well, May, if you wish to please your father do you dress
as neatly and simply to-morrow night as you can, and you
shall spend the whole summer if you wish, at your uncle’s up
in Mair e.’ ’
“Oh, how delightful,” said May. “I have not been to uncle’s
for three years, for mama and sister would not go, nor let me
go without them. I had so much rather be among the brooks
and birds and rocks and trees, than at those stupid Springs
where we were last summer. One has always to be dressed
to kill in mid-summer, and to be stiff and starched just when
One wants to take a book and lie down under some good old
tree and read it.”
“That’s my May,” said the father approvingly. And
May ran up stairs to see if her aunt had awakened.
Mr. and Mrs. and the Misses Pomeroy were sitting at de
sert, in the dining room of their own superb mansion. All
the appointments of the room and table were decidedly aristo
cratic. The black waiter wore white kid gloves, and the con
trast between them and his raven hued face being a fashiona
ble one, it was of course very elegant.
“Well, but, my dear,” said Mrs. Pomeroy in a drawling,
languishing voice, “you have not yet said what we shall do
about accepting the invitation for to-morrow night. These
Staplefords seem to be somewhat of the mushroom order, and
as this is their first fashionable entertainment we must con
sider before we decide.”
“Yes, they are, to be sure, somewhat of the mushroom
growth.” (Mr. Pomeroy was once a tailor’s apprentice in
Philadelphia, and ran away before he served his time out; and
by good chance got in the very wholesale establishment as
drudge-boy, of which he at this time was partner. Mrs. Pome
roy was originally a milliner’s apprentice, but that had been
bo many years back that their aristocracy by this had be]
come so well sunned as to stand the test of upper snobdom.)
“Well, my dear, proceed,” urged Mrs. Pomeroy—“we await
your decision.”
“As I was saying,” replied Mr. Pomeroy, in his pompous
tones—“they have sprung up rapidly, but they are from a
very respectable family in New England; and two or three
years ago an old bachelor uncle of Mr. Stapleford, who had
amassed a large fortune in India, died and left his property to
his two nephews—this Mr. Stapleford and his brother. The
brother is living somewhere in Maine, on a farm. This Mr.
Stapleford went into some California gold-dust speculation and
more than doubled his fortune at once; and since then has
more than doubled the whole. This property is safely invest
ed—and, as we are living fully up to our means, if not beyond
them, why, we must look out for our children. Fred is getting
more and more expensive; he must soon find a rich wife, or I
shall have to ship him off my hands.”
“ Fred admired Miss Stapleford very much, last summer,”
Baid one of the Misses Pomeroy, with a voice that, out of her
fashionable little mouth, sounded like the squeaking of a penny
“Well then, my dear, we will go?” responded Mr. Pomeroy.
“If you so please,” replied his spouse.
The Carringtons were also hesitating about accepting the
Staplefordinvitation—their own positlou was not so perfectly
well-established but that they felt themselves compelled to
look at all sides of the case, and finally concluded that they
would write a refusal, and “call” on the Staplefords a few
days after, to keep the acquaintance along until they saw who
“ took them up.” “ And then,” said Miss Isabel Carrington,
“if the Pomeroys, and Wilmotts, and Clarkes, recognize
hem, why we can most certainly dofeo.”
“ Yes,” replied Miss Fanny Carrington, “ that will be the
best plan—don’t you think so, mother?”
“Decidedly,” said Mrs. Carrington, so the affair was decided.
” There were very many other discussions on the subject of
the Stapleford “ bill,” by very many different parties, some of
whom vetoed it at once as not current at the aristocratic social
bank of upper tendom. Others accepted the bill and duly
acknowledged it with proper form and signature.
The next morning, at the breakfast table, Mrs. Stapleford’s
face was rath: r more elongate! than usual, and Miss Stapleford
—who had been out spending ihe day, the day before, and who,
returning home late in the evening, had beeu informed of th
unwelcome arrival of her down-east relatives,—was as stately
as a young Juno. Miss Araminta Stapleford was half-disposed
to follow her elder sister’s example, but every now and then
her uncle Pildash would come out with some expression tha*
her indomitable love of fun could not resist. May was a*
bright and smiling as the month in which she was born, and
for which she was named.
“ Bless my life l” exclaimed Uncle Pildash, who having
finished his breakfast was leaning back in his chair and glan
cing over the morning’s paper: “ But it’s mighty hard telllu’
what the world’s cornin’ tu. Everybody is wantin’ everybody
else’s wife, or is running oil’ from their own lawful wedded
•wife or husband with somebody else’s lawful wedded wife or
husband. They don’t do things after that fashion where I was
raised deown East. A couple there once married are married
for life, and even the thought of looking abeout under your
neighbor’s bunnet for a prettier face than the one you have
taken for better or wuss is never Leered on.”
“ It all comes of them Furyites,” said Aunt Prudence.
“ Looking for a prettier face 1” sneered Miss Fortescue,
“ You behold the subject from a very material point of view,
Mr. Stapleford, do you not? Do you not recognise such a
thing as spirit-longing ? Does not one sometimes find himself
or herself to be mistaken in the partner he or she may have
Chosen? Andis there not such a thing as an Intuitive sym
pathy that cannot be repressed, guiding those who should have
been one into each other’s presence ?”
“ Intuitive fiddlestick—beg pardon, ma’am,” replid Uncle
Pildash S taplcford, “but why the deuce can’t this ere intuitive
sympathy guide the two into one another’s presence before
instead of af er they have been Intuitively blind enough to be
yoked to the wrong one? ’T ain’t so deown East.”
“AU comes of them Furyites,” mournfully responded Aunt
“ What is it, uncle?” chimed In the silvery voice of May—
“was it the newspaper?”
“ Tes, the newspaper, neice May. Here is one Peter Wyatt
advertises his wife as having left his bed aud board, and that
he won’t pay no more debts of her contracting. Then there is
a Jacob somebody advertises just the same thing of his wife.
Then there is William Bell advertises just the same thing of
Mi en. And (ben there U an “elopement extraordinary.’»
Dr. and Mrs. gone off together and both the
wedded property of some one else.”
“All owing to them Furyites,” chorussed Aunt Prudence.
“ You are right, brother, and you too, sister,” said Mr. Sta
pleford, who had taken up the paper. , “ These French notions
have crept into our midst, upon our very hearth-stones, like
so many vipers to sting us with their venomous poison. Here
I see is another desperate piece of poetry from that fellow
Emmis—who by the way has one of the loveliest little w.ves
this side heaven—bewailing his sad fate that bound him to one
before he me* her, his soul’s wife, to whom the effusion is dedi
cated. And be concludes by saying that if the union is denied
on earth he will be irrevocably hers through all eternity.”
“ He had better go eout West with his wife and go to woi'k
on a farm, and by the time he had hoed corn and dug potatoes
years, and by the time his wife had churned butter
and raised chickens a spell, and they had got together a snug
little farm he would give up all sich sickly notions, and he
would find his wife was as good and as beautiful to him as she
was the day they were married.”
“Goodfor you, Brother Pildash,” replied Mr. StapleforL
“Myfown sentiments exactly. Some of the ladies do not even
join with us. for .which I am sorry.”
“I think most certainly there is entirely too much latitude
taken among the husbands and wives of the present day,” re
plied Mrs. Stapleford, with a grim smile; “but really I have
not time this morning to discuss tho subject, and if the gentle
men will excuse me, as I shall have a very busy day of it, I
will commence my preparations for the evening.”
“Oh, certainly, certainly.”
And Mrs. Stapleford, followed by all the ladies but Aunt Pru
dence and May, left the room.
May crept up to the side of her aunt, and by her kindness
tried to make up for the rudeness of her mother and sisters.
Her father gave his pet “sunbeam” a warm, approving
smile, which more than repaid her, and she devoted herself to
her aunt for Ihe remainder of the day.
The preparations were all concluded, the evening had come,
and the ladies were dressed and awaiting the august company.
“ I feel sleepy enough to go. to bed now, and it is long after
eight and almost nine; I wonder why the people don’t come,”
said May.
“ You must recollect,” replied Miss Stapleford, as she re
arranged a beautiful bunch of Camelias in one of the Chinese
vases, “that we expect a very different set from those who
used to visit us in our old house. It is notl’ashlonable to go to
a party before nine.”
“ Well, it is a very inconvenient fashion, I think,” said May.
“ I say, May,” whispered Minty, “ I wish Aunt Prue would
have a headache or some terrible thing that would keep her
up in her room.”
“You ought to be ashamed of yourself, Minty, for such a
wicked wish.”
“Lord help us! here she comes, and dressed in the old
fashionedest, countryfiedest silk gown I ever saw,” said the
despairing Minty.
\The bell pealed again and again, and the distinguished com
pany began to assemble.
The large, elegant drawing-room grew less and less obtru
sively empty, and quite a respectable number of the “first
families” graced the luxurious lounges.
May glanced around the room taking notes. Her mother
was elegantly and suitably dressed, and looked very lady-like
and dignified, and May felt proud of her. Her eldest sister
looked like a young queen in beauty, dress, and carriage, and
May was happy to see her looking so dazzling and beautiful,
as she glided so gracefully from one to the other of her guests.
May noticed that from one group and another of the
over-dressed and over-jeweled company, glances were con
stantly directed to the queer little figure m the corner, who sat
so bolt upright, and who wore such an out of the way silk
dress. May looked at her aunt’s good face, who was gazing in
silent wonder at all the never-ending flounces and furbelows
before her, and wondering, in her simple heart where this
flounce began, and where that one ended, (a problem that
would have puzzled Euclid,) and admiring the many r rosy cheeks
and lily-white necks and arms—never dreaming, in her honest
soul, that the “ lily-white” and rosy cheeks were bought at
the stores.
“Dear aunt, how do you like city parties?” said May sitting
teside her.
“Wall I’m clean beat if I ever seed such a lot of beautiful
gals ; they looks jist fur all the world like so many wax dolls,”
and at her speech, all eyes were upon Aunt Prue.
Just then several persons entered the rooi®; May looked up
and saw they were her father, with another gentleman, and
her uncle Pildash. the latter dressed in a more outlandish look
ing suit than he had had on in the morning, for the reason that
it was bran new and was evidently trying to look as “Sunday
go to meetin’ ” as possible.
“The saints preserve us,” whispered Minty, who- had just
crossed over to her sister, “what next? Here comes Uncle
Pill-box and where did he get that heathenish suit?”
Uncle Pilldash made an immense bow, and the effect was
“Miss Fortescue will to a surety faint, and sister will go off
in the hysterics,” still whispered Minty.
“Minty, hush, the people will hear you,” said May. “I don’t
care, Minty,” whispered May, “boorish as Uncle Pildash ap
pears, he is worth all the folks in the room put together.”
Minty replied by putting her handkerchief before her face
with one hand, while with the other—with the end of her
thumb resting upon her nose, she performed her favorite
me’ody on the air with her four Angers—for her sister’s espe
cial benefit.
Fred Pomeroy was standing after the most approved fashion
of dandy-dom, bending like a willow gracefully over Miss Sta
pleford, holding her fan most devoutly and uttering soft non
ssneerse , B >ft enough) in her ear.
He raised his quizzing glass, ’aimed it at Uncle Pildash Sta
pleford, and exclaimed:
“Bless my soul! but that is a most singular looking indi
vidual. I wonder whethaw that singular looking personage
can be exactly sobaw,” said Fred. Pomeroy.
“Oh, he is a sort of half uncle of mine from way down East,
where he owns half of Maine. He effects a grfat eccentricity
in his dress and manner, because you know he can afford to do
so,” replied Miss Stapleford, with an attempt to conceal her
“Bless my soul! how excessively singulaw I”
Uncle Pildash was leisurely taking a survey of the room and
its contents when ho spied a familiar face. He made lor it and
putting forth a huge hand—somewhat smaller than the hand of
Providence—he caught hold of the delicate white hand of Mr.
Eugene Wilmott, a gentleman who was a broker and note sha
ver, and a little of everything in fact, who kept his family up,
no one knew how, in the most extravagant style imaginable.
He kept his carriage and footmen in livery after the most ap
proved custom of Upper Tendom. He kept a velvet-cushioned
pew in the most fashionable church of New York, and declared
that beggars were a great nuisance and a curse to the city and
ought to be exterminated by law.
“ Why, old fellow!” exclaimed Uncle Pildash, “is that
you? Heow du you du? Now du tell; I h’ain’t seed you
sense you was tu old Bige’s a lamin’ the shoemakin’ trade.
You oilers had tu fine notions to be a cobbler? The old man,
you remember, set you up in a shop of your own, and then
one bright mornin’ you was among the missin’. Ha ! ha! ha!
I he’ered once you was in Bosting in the counterfeitin’ buisi
ness, and after that I he’ered that you was in New York a
stock brokin’ and that you had made a fortin and had married
a rich gal. Wall, any heow I am nation glad to see you.
Where is the old woman? Introduce me to Mrs. Wilmott,
won’t you, old fellow ? And which of all them purty gals is
your darters?
The elegant Mr. Wilmot turned red and turned pale, assay
ed to speak, stammered, looked around, and calling up a por
tentous dignity, abruptly left the room.
He was followed by a sweeping train of ladies, three !n
number—ids wife and two daughters. After that immense
amount of satin and lace had sailed out of the room, there was
a dead calm.
At last eaid one of the Misses Pomeroy, in a whispered aside
to her mother—
“l wonder who that vulgar old codger can be ?”
“That vulgar old codger,” replied Uncle Pildash, who hap
pened to be near enough to overhear the remark, “is Pildash
Stapleford, and an all-fired queer ’un, I guess you think;” and
Uncle Pildash looked around with the best natured smile
“I pawceive that your uncle Is pawticulawly eccentric,”
said Fred Pomeroy to Miss Stapleford.
“Yes, he was always remarkably so,” replied that young
lady, with a faint smile.
“Lord preserve us! what is Uncle Pill-box going to do next ?”
said Minty Stapleford to her sister.
“I don’t know,” replied May, looking somewhat frightened.
“Well, he looks for all the world like some huge mammoth
bear, ready for a spring somewhere. And sister is as pale
as death, and seems as though she was going to faint; and ma
ma looks as though she could eat the bear up.”
“Hush, Minty, or they wilt hear you.”
There was a feint at conversation; a sort of benumbing at
tempt on the part of Mrs. and Miss Stapleford to entertain guests
that seemed every moment to be growing more and more cold
and unentertainable.
“I sweow I how dull we all be I” exclaimed Uncle Pildash.
“Can’t we git up a tearin’ breakdown, a Varginny reel, or
some sich jolly thing to put some vim in some ou us ? We
don't du things up in this half-dead-and-alive fashion in eour
diggins deown East. Eour gals are clean grit and full of life
and spunk. They’d thrash a fellow as soon as look at him.
They are ready for anything—from a sleighin’ frolic to an ap
ple-bee. They’re none of your clty-fied, painted up, wasp
waisted little affairs sich as one sees all around you in New
York. I swanney, but I could clean annihilate the little be
furbelowed things between my thumb and forefinger.”
And Uncle Pildash held up a thumb and forefinger that
might have carried his boast into effect—so huge did it look.
“Won’t none of the gals give us a toon, or somethin’ to keep
our sp err it sup ?” continued Uncle Pildash: and turning to
Miss Pomeroy, said he, “You look all-fired good-natured, neow,
ef you did call me a vulgar old codger. Come, neow, I’ll for
gin you if you’ll give us a smashin’ toon.”
“Mama, let us go,” said Miss Pomeroy.
Mama accordingly went, followed by all the Misses Pome
roys, and by Fred Pomeroy and Mr. Pomeroy.
“Well, neow, ladies, you needn’t be skeered by an old codg
er like me,” interposed Uncle Pildash.
Then arose the Clarkes, and then the Smiths, and then the
Joneses, and the Simpsons, and the Browns, and the Greens,
Ac., Ac., Ac., all sweeping from the room in funereal proces
sion, until at last only the Staplefords were left monarch of all
they lurveyed.
“iStc t< an it gloria mundif' exclaimed Mr. Stapleton, and he
cut a pidgeon-wing high in the air.
Mrs. Stapleford looked aghast, and following her guests’ ex
ample, marched haughtily out of the room, Miss Stapleford and
Miss Fortescue bringing up the rear.
Miss Fortescue insisted upon fainting, and she succeeded
“Mama,” said Miss Stapleford, “do you attend to Miss For
tescue, and I will go and make an apology to the ladies in the
dressing room.”
“Did I carry matters too far, brother ?” asked Uncle Pil
dash of Mr. Stapleford.
“Not a whit. And now we have fairly got the house clear
of such rubbish, wiih their consequential airs, we will see wko
Is going to be master. We will see if one’s old friends, good,
solid, substantial people, and long and tried friends, are going
to be cast off merely because they are not so fashionable as
these upstart Pomeroys and Wilmois.”
“Assert yourself as you ought to have done months£ago
and you will have your household to suit yourself,” said
Uncle Pildash.
“Goodness me!” whispered Minty to May, “Uncle Pill
box can talk as good English as any body when he chooses.
After all I am glad that all these terrible fine folks have van
ished. Now we can see Charlie and Minnie Ellwood again
and the rest of them.”
May smiled one of her own bright smiles in reply.
The next morning at breakfast Mr. Stapleford read aloud
from the paper the failure of Mr. Cornelius Pomeroy. It was
a perfect smash and altogether a very dishonest affair. -
“Now wife,” said Mr. Staplcford, “let us hear no more
about the “first society” and all that nonsense. Let us keep
the friends we have, and make as many more as we can
among those who have the substantial worth of mind and
heart to recommend them; whether they are rich or poor,
whether they move among the “upper ten” or the lower
naughts. If they have true merit that is sufficient. Let all
such upstarts as those who last night sullied our rooms, such
pretenders to the be no longer sought after among
our family for friends,”
Mrs. Stapleford well knew that when her husband once
“put his foot down” that there was no moving him and so
with the best grace she could she had to submit.
Hiss Fortescue found it “h«r duty” to visit a sick friend,—
•who was ill of the combination of fashionable maladies-ennui,
dyspepsyia, and chronic indolence—lu another part of the city.
Accordingly Miss Fortescue obeyed her duty.
Mr. Stapleford insisted upon devoting the surplus amount
that his family had heretofore wasted on superfluous flounces
and trails to the relief of the poor seamstresses who labor as
they nay from early morning until late into the night can
scarcely earn enough to keep themselves from starving.
Mr. Stapleford said he liked to see his wife and daughters
well dressed, elegantly dressed if they chose; but not over
dressed—as it is so much the custom of the ladles of the
present day. S. ss.

The above is the title of a fairy dramatic spectacle, in three
acts and twenty-five tableaus, which was performed in the
popular theatres of Paris with immense success, during the
past season. It had a run of over one hundred nights, and
was got up,with great magnificence. So beautifully adapted
is the piece to scenic display, and so calculated to please and
be appreciated by the taste and humor of a general audience,
that it is now proposed to bring it out in London ; Indeed we
believe that it is already in performance there, with an equal
if not greater success than the favor that attended its first pre
sentation in Paris.
The following sketch of this bizarre production forms quite
a charming fairy tale by itself.
In a country not very far from our own. and in times almost
as remote as the fabulous ages, there lived an old philosopher
called Perlimpimpin. His wrinkled forehead, his long white
beard, and his low bent form rendered his appearanceextreme
ly venerable, and attested the toils and vigils he had under
In his early youth, he had given up all intercourse with his
fellow men, and had withdrawn to a retreat surrounded by in
accessible rocks. There, in the profoundest solitude, he had,
with his own hands, erected a miserable cabin. Thither he had
transported crucibles, furnaces, alembics, and vases of curious
shapes and devoted himself to the pursuit of magic art.
But very many years had rolled away and he had not yet at
tained the mysterious object of his research.
Perlimpimpin’s aim was the discovery of a powder more
precious than gold and diamonds or all the combined treasures
of the Universe. With a pinch of this powder he would be able
to control the whole world and even time itself which destroys
the world; by throwing a few grains of this powder into the air,
he could make himself young and handsome again, traverse
the greatest distances, accumulate wealth, distinction and
power, in fact, conceive no wish that would not, instantly, be
In short, with this powder, he could reduce fire, earth and
water to subjection, and compel the mightiest genii, even the
genius Farkindimbras, the first and most formidable of all who
existed at that time, to obey him and to bow humbly to his
slightest command, •
This is what the old sage was seeking for, and it must be con
fessed that so marvelous a powder was well worth all the ti-ou
ble Periimpimpin gave himself to find it out.
At length, alter thousands of fruitless efforts. Perlimpimpin
succeeded ; the matchless powder was his. He filled a little
bag with the wonderful composition, aud counted up how many
pinches it contained, that is to say, how many wishes he might
form. The bag, alas 1 was very small, and Perlimpimpin’s de
sires knew no bounds! That is what invariably happens to
those who have strayed from the paths of common sense.
Perlimpimpin, enchanted with his success, and stimulated by
the innumerable promptings of ambition, roved among the
rocks that surrounded his lowly dwelling ; he scaled the loftiest
summit; he gazed up with defiance at the sky he seemed to
touch, and, already, deemed himself the master of the universe.
Woe to the man of pride ! the moment of his fancied triumph is
but the beginning of his ruin. The great genius Farkindimbras,
all at once appeared behind him, raised him from the rock and
hurled him into the abyss. Perlimpimpin rolled from rock to
rock, clear to the loot of the precipice, where he writhed almost
in the agonies of death. There he shrieked and shouted and
groaned ; but the wind bore away the sound of his voice and no
one came near to succor him. Farkindimbras had conquered,
and there was no help at handfor the luckless magician.
Fortunately, Prince Quicksilver, who was passing through
the country, attended by a joyous troop of his friends, arrived
on the spot just after the atrocious act of Farkindimbras. He
heard the groans at the base of the precipice, and looking down
saw Perlimpimpin struggling, apparently, in the pangs of
death. He instantly flung him the end of his scarf and hoisted
him up by it, to the level of the ground. Perlimpinmin got one
more glimpse of the sun, but alas I it was only to bid it fare
well. The magician felt that death was upon him, and anxious
ly desired to make his will. Of all the riches he bad so long
been anticipating, the poor sage possessed nothing; but he, at
least, had his wonderful powder, and that he bequeathed to
Prince Quicksilver, as a toKenof gratitude for the sympathy the
latter had shown. At the same time he told the Prince how to
use it, aud advised him to be economical in its application.
Hereupon, he expired, and his sudden death should serve as
a lesson to misers, hoarders of money, and ambitious men of
every kind, to wit.: that he who passes his life in mere accumu
lation, is only toiling for other people.
Adieu, poor Perlimpimpin ! This is thy only funeral eulogy.
As soon as Prince QuicKsilver found the wondrous powder in
his possession, he, of course, felt impatient to try its virtues.
He opened the little bag, flung a pinch of the fine brown dust it
contained, into the air, exclaiming : “If this powder really have
magic influence, let it at once transform the philosopher’s mis
e hovel into a splendid monument
The words had scarcely left his lips, ere the hut became a
mausoleum, superb enough to have inspired Artemisia herself
with envy, could she have seen it. Nothing was wanting butthe
tears with which that famous widow is said to have bedewed her
husbands ashes every morning. But Prince Quicksilver was
notone of the weeping kind. So he shed no tears; but, delight
ed with the legacy that had fallen to him, set out upon a tour
through the world, iti search of great adventures, feeling well
assured that he should easily overcome all his rivals and succeed
in all his enterprises.
Prince Qulck«llver, in Ms turn, as we shall presently see, was
counting without the terrible Farkindimbras !
At that time, there reigned, in another part of the world a
famous king called SLortboots. This king was by no means
handsome; he waa rather very ugly, but he had a daughter as
beautiful as the day and as intelligent as an angel All the
fairies in the neighborhood had assembled on her bfrth-day and
had endowed her with every charming quality. One only had
been forgotten in this convocation of the fairies, and the neg
lected sprite had avenged the insult by carrying off the heart of
the Princess Zibeline, away beyond Greenland and the Icy Sea
to the arctic pole and the peak of the loftiest ice mountain there’.
At that spot, the angry fairy had shut up Zibeline’s heart in a
golden box, which she confided to the charge of a troop of white
bears whom she placed under the command of genii.
Now. this fairy was the intimate friend of Farkindimbras, and
forthwiih sought his alliance .against Prince Quicksilver. Hence,
arose all the troubles and difficulties that Prince had to encoun
ter and overcome only by his courage and constancy; which
pr«ee, on the one hand, that the alliance of the wicked is al
ways ominous of evil; and, on the other, that there are no base
plots an! device s which may not be defeated by virtuous perse
After the departure of the fairies and in spite of the misfor
tune that bad befallen her. the Princess throve and grew up in
beauty, beside the little companions who composed her Court;
but she loved none of these tenderly ; she selected none among
her playmates with whom to share her toys and amusements.
Her toys themselves could not wholly gratify her. When she
had become a young lady and her mirror every morning told
her that she was more beautiful than on the preceding day, she
glanced at it with indifference. She never chanced to bestow a
single smile upon her expanding loveliness. The poor Princess
was so destitute of heart that the most beautiful dresses, the
richest laces, the most precious jewels were worthless in her
sight. King Shorlboots, her father, was ready to suffocate with
chagrin, and .all the princes, her lovers, for Zwclrne had a great
many of them since she was the heiress of such brilliant for
tune, did not know what to do or how to manage, in order to
instill a litlle life into so cold a statue.
The Princess Zibeline was living in this temperature, away
below zero, and threatened to grow old and die in the same
condition, without having ever felt the least warmth or palpita
tion in her beautiful bosom, when Prince Quicksilver appeared
at her father’s Court.
The reputation of the lovely Zibeline had drawn him thither,
and as he had not suffered the same loss as the princess, he in
stantly became enamored of her, with all the vivacity of his
nature. Ec vehemently represented his passion and his suffer
ings, and she quietly advised him not to get so agitated, lest it
should injure bis health. This reply acted on his peculiar tem
perament like oil on lire ; he had been warm before, it raised
him to boiling heat, and he swore by the manes of Perlimpim
pin that he would go to the world’s end in search of the heart
of his adored lady. King Shorlboots replied—
“ That is exactly where you ’ll find it.”
“Very well! Lotus startexclaimed the amorous Quick
silver. “ King put on your seven-league boots, if you have
any. and let us depart.”
“ Let us go !” responded the King, “ and may the fairies and
genii befriend us
“ Who cares for the fairies and genii!” said Quicksilver ;“ I
can throw dust in their eyes : follow me ; the way isopen.” Our
two heroes, the prince and his bitended father-in-law embraced
each other and bade farewell to the ladies and gentlemen of the
court, confiding to them the not very difficult task of guarding
the princess. They then set out, followed by three rival suitors,
the Princes Fadasse,*Morcassin and Colifichet, who were soon
left so far behind that we shall not mention'them Again.
Zibeline never shed a tear, as she saw her father departing ;
she merely said “Goodbye, father!” in a tone that chilled all
who heard it, and then marched oil’ to her breakfast.
Shortboots and Quicksilver commenced their journey with a
courage worthy of the highest praise. The first few days passed
without any difficulty, biit ere long the hostile fairy and her
ally, the genius Farkindimbras placed a thousand obstacles in
her way, and by all sorts of enchantments and annoyances,
compelled them to withdraw from the ice mountain where Zi
belline's heart lay frozen.
We will not follow them through all their adventures. Ulyss
es and Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver and Don Quixote, with all the
paladins and knight of ancient times never had as many. So,
we will narrate only the most important.
They first embarked on a ship which was wrecked by a fierce
tempest, on the rocks of Sicily. They landed near a town in
the vicinity of Etna. A wealthy inhabitant of the country took
compassion on them in their distress, and offered them hospitali
ty. They accepted and were conducted by him into a cave.
But, scarcely had they entered it, when they heard a fearful
cracking around them; the walls opened amd crumbled
under their feet, over their heads, and on every side, with great
red flames winding and turning about them. In vain did they
attempt to escape ; they were shut in, on every side by barriers
of fire; they were in the crater of the volcano! Farkindimbras
had decoyed them thither, and the volcano was in eruption !
belching out its floods of lava, and hurling masses of blazing
rock for miles around. They sa w the town burning in the dis
tance* enveloped in sheets of flame, its houses and edifices
slowly sinking, and borne away by the rushing deluge of ignit
ed matter that now poured down the sides of the mountain. The
genii and monsters who live in fire rolled at the feet of our pil
grims. Shortboots was already half roasted when Quicksilver
scattered a pinch ofhis wonderful powder in the air; the monsters
instantly fied;fresh and graceful water nymphs appeared in their
stead; the flames died out, and refreshing waters came leaping
from rocks of crystal; the crater closed and the blood red sky
resumed its azure hues. Farkindimbras fled, shrieking out the
most horrible threats, and our two heroes tranquilly resumed
their fourney.
They continued to advance towards the North, guided by their
Polar’Star, the heart of Zibelline, and at length reached an inn
in Scotland, whither the frightful Farkindimbras had preceded
“I have nothing to give you,” said the innkeeper.
The last fowl and the last bottle of Bordeaux had been served to
a traveller who sat near them, and who seemed to be much di
verted at their ill-fortune.
‘•Must I go to bed without my supper ?” whined Shortboots.
“Fear nothing, father-in-law,” said the prince; “all these nice
things you see, will presently leave that gentleman’s table, and
come to ours. Attention, now, and get your forks ready: three
grains of my powder will do the job.”
At this rare display of art, Farkindimbras rose from his seat,
the two enemies recognized each other, and rendezvous was in
stantly given that they should fight iu the churchyard of an old
Quicksilver at once repaired to the appointed spot. Seconds
had not been thought of. and the combatants met, unattended.
When they had reached the ground, they struck with the hilts of
their swords upon the frozen marble of the tombs.
Suddenly a bronze door opened in a mausoleum, which had
contained the remains of an ancient captain for a hundred years.
The shade, awakened from its long sleep, slowly arose, and
leaning on its long sword, stood by as a witness of the duel. The
clicking of arms aroused the dead in the depth of their graves,
and the tombstones were lifted up; on all sides, from the foot of
centenarian yews, from the recesses of ruined galleries, came
trooping innumerable spectres, in their white shrouds, gazing
on and watching the chances of the fight with then* eyeless
Thrice had Farkindimbras fallen, pierced through and through,
and ihrice, like the giant Antasus, had he risen erect again with
freshened strength.
“This farce must cease,” exclaimed Shorlboots.
“Ah, ha ! you won’t die, won’t you?” shouted Quicksilver;
“well, then, take this !”
And so saying, he flung a pinch of the powder into the eyes of
his antagonist. The latter uttered a dreadful shriek, and fled,
blinded, from the spot.
The dead retired to their graves, the bell tolled midnight, and
a long file of graceful sprites came sporting by, in the moonlight,
waring their gauzy skirts and dewy wings.
“Avaunt, seducing phantoms ! all of you together are not
worth one glance of Zibelline, had she her heart again; do not
delay me ! I fly to recapture that heart!”
After this chaste apostrophe, Quicksilver pursued his journey,
still followed by his father-in-law, Shortboots.
They soon arrived in the land of dreams and, there, in a hos
telry of shabby appearance, they passed a frightful night; the
most ridiculous visions, the mast hideous nightmares pursued
them during their sleep; all the emissaries of Morpheus buzzed
around their pillows and the two most wicked of them, Phan
tasm and Hobgoblin, played them villainous tricks. They car
ried our two wayfarers, in their slumber, to the transparent
palace of the fairy Potiche, who reigns over all the porcelain
in the world, whether it be old Sevres, China, or Japanese.
Every traveller who touches the threshold of this palace instant
ly becomes ei her soft or hard paste, and according to the fairy’s
caprice, assumes the form of the rarest or commonest vases,
the most charming or meanest utensils.
This wicked fairy has established, in her kingdom, a still
more cruel law than the one just stated, viz: that all these poor
people thus transformed, shall retain the consciousness of what
they once were; then, in their distress, they dare scarcely
breathe; they speak in low tones and carefully, avoid each
other, for fear of coming into contact; they are so fragile, that,
at the least shock or collision, they would go to pieces.
Shorlboots thought he recognized a former prime minister of
his, in a superb Chinese teapot, a lady of honor in a small
rougeppt shining with enamel, painting and festoon-work.
Quicksilverthrew himself at the feet of an old Dresden vase
whose countenance was so young and pretty that it resembled
his dear Zfljbeline.
“Don’t touch me,” exclaimed the voice belonglngto the lovely
face, “you will break me!”
“Break you! no! but I’ll smash this palace into a thousand
‘••That's right! bravo! break everything but me!” shouted
Shortboots, already transformed into an enunmnw indiaxx
A furious combat, instantly began: sands of porcelain vases
were shivered to atoms; happily all this was but a dream that
fled away, at the first rays of the morning sun. Our two heroes
came off with no other damage than their fright and Phantasm
and Hobgoblin re-entered the palace of Morpheus, by the ivory
At last, after a thousand other adventures, each stranger than
the other. Shortboots and Quicksilver arrived in Greenland, the
country of cold and eternal winter. Their limbs stiffened, but
their hearts remained firm: the mountain of ice rose before
them. On its topmost summit shone a little blue flame, that
burned above the heart of Zibelline. Nothing could then check
their ardor: neither the sheet-ice nor the avalanche; they crossed
dense forests of pine that shook c|own icicles upon their heads;
they drove off the savage bears that came growling around
them ; they put to flight the pale cohorts of Polar divinities that
formed the motionless and silent guard of Zibbeline’s heart, and,
at length, as the reward of his constant and unfaltering love,
Quicksilver clasped the heart of the princess !
The two successful heroes then descended the mountain and
resumed their way back to the kingdom of Shoriboots. They
halted a few days on the Island of Insects, where the flowersand
butterflies performed a charming ballet for them. The fete was
disturbed, however, by the presence of Farkindimbras, who had
not yet abandoned his detestable projects. Shortboots had an
noyed a company of flies, fleas, and mosquitoes, who were skip
ping and buzzing peaceably in a private corner; they, in retalia
tion, attacked the poor king s face, and, to deliver him from their
stings, Quicksilver had to use the last pinch of his powder.
This was the moment Farkindimbras chose to defy the prince,
afresh, to mortal combat, and our friend would certainly have
been lost, had not all the mosquitoes and fleas that very instant
turned against the wicked genius and compelled him to fly igno
After this final test, Shortboofs, with the prince upon his right,
made a triumphal entrance into the capital of his realm, where
he was received with enthusiasm.
“Good day, father! good day, prince !” exclaimed Zibelline,
as she saw them approaching. But, oh, wonder ! Zibelline’s
eyes all at once began to sparkle, her bosom heaved, the blood
spun through her veins, her heart had resumed its joyous sway
and beat fast within its snowy abode. Prometheus had launched
a vivifying ray upon it; love began to warm the statue; Zibel
line at last became affectionate to her father and smiled upon
her lover. Alas ! Quicksilver remains insensible to her smile !
Quicksilver has become the statue. The infamous Farkingdim
bras, compelled to surrender the heart of the lady, has stolen
the heart of her knight!
The unfortunate prince, deprived of his heart, knew no other
pleasure than fishing with the line. Then Zibelline, in her turu,
devoted herself to a task of affection, and bravely went to work
to recover Quicksilver's heart. She applied to a good fairy who
Lad been one of her godmothers, and got from her a potent
talisman. Thanks to this talisman, she safely traversed the land
of shadows, where, in twelve hours, all who eater it grow old
and die, and penetrated to the laboratory of the bad genius who
had occasioned all her misfortunes.
With her heart she had recovered all the shrewdness and
•finesse of her sex ; so, with a smile, she seduced Farkingdim
bras, deceived him with a word, and by a gesture stole away
from him the key of his cabinet, where, in a vase of porphyry,
he kept the heart of Quicksilver. The latter at onc6 felt all his
passion for the princess restored, and Shortboots married them
in the most beautiful palace the fairies had ever built.
These are the adventures of Quicksilver and the miracles
performed, according to the Messrs. Cogniart Brothers, by the
powder of Perlimpimpin, as they are represented at the
Grande Circus in Paris, amid the unswerving attention and
enthusiastic plaudits of au immense audience.
jof all mfe of Jtcins.
An Interesting Calculation. —The num
her of languages spoken in the world amounts to 3,000 : 587 in
Europe, 896 in Asia. 276 in Africa, and 1,266 in America. The
Inhabitants of the globe profess more than 1,000 different reli
gions. The number of men is about equal to that of women.
Life’s average is 28 years. One quarter die previous to the age
of 7 years : one-half before reaching 17 ; and those who pass the
latter age enjoy a facility refused to one-half the human species.
To every I,(XM) persons onlpone reaches 100 years of age ; to
every 100 only six reach the age of 65; and not more than one in
500 lives to 80 years of age. There are on earth 1,600,000,000 in
habitants ; and of these 33,333,333 die every year ; 91,334 every
day; 3,780 every hour; and 60 every minute,,or one every
second. The losses are about balanced by an equal number of
births. The married are longer lived than the single; and,
above all, those who observe a sober and industrious conduct.
Tall men live longer than short ones. Women have more
chances of life in their favor previous to being lifty years of age
than men have, but fewer afterwards. The number of mar
riages is in proportion of 75 to every 1.000 individuals. Mar
riages are more more frequent after the equinoxes; that is,
during the months of June and December. Those born in the
spring are generally more robust than others. Births and
deaths are more frequent by night than by day. The number
of men capable of bearing arms is calculated at one-fourth of
the population.
A Fickle Bkide.—A strange scene came off
in one of the London Police Courts, lately. A pretty young girl,
well attired, and apparently between 16 and 17 years of age,
made her appearance before a magistrate, and making a low
curtsey, said“lf you please sir, can you tell me whether I
am married or not?” Magistrate—“ Really, I should imagine
you were the most likely person to resolve that question. What
is it you mean?” Applicant—“ Well, sir, yesterday morning I
got married at Bethnal-green Church to a young man, and ”
Magistrate—“Do you mean that any one compelled you to the
marriage?” Applicant (hesitating)—“No sir, not exactly. Cer
tainly my father said I should have him, and I did; but directly
I get outside of the church I felt a something come over me that
I should never be happy with him, and disengaging myself from
his arm 1 ran away to a friend’s house.” Magistrate—“ And yoti
have not seen him since ?” Young lady—“No sir, but I sent him
a message, and he sent one back to me, that he should apply to
a magistrate to recover possession of me, for a man’s wife was
his goods. (Laughter.) So I thought I would be first, and apply
to you, sir.” Magistrate—“ Well, but you admit you are his
wife.” Young lady—“lt’s quite true, sir, I am wedded; but I
have heard that if you do not sleep ” Magistrate—“ Really,
I cannot interfere between you, and it will not be of any service
to the young man to seek redress here.” The damsel retired,
apparently not knowing what would be her next step.
A Fair Proposition.—The spirit of gam
bling must be exceedingly strong in the west, even among the
legal fraternity. The following anecdote, which is published in
» late number of the Richmond (Va.) Mail, is too good to be lost.
We should premise that the editor of the Mail vouches for the
truth of the story, which he says he had from the learned Judge
in person who figures in it: During the session of one of the
Courts of Wisconsin, Hon. Judge L. presiding, a case was being
tried upon an indictment for dealing faro. The counsel for the
defendant. Mr. S., contended vehemently in his plea before the
jury that it was not faro but bob-tail, an entirely different game.
The Court then asked the learned counsel how the game was
played, Counsel.—“ Certainly, sir”; and after running his
bands in all his pockets, he turned to the Judge and said,
“Charley, I’ve left my cards at home—just lend me yours.”
Court.—[Throwing himself back with dignity.] “I should not
think the honorable counsellor would insinuate that the Court
carried cards. Mr. Clerk, enter a fine against Mr. S. of §50.”
Counsel.—[Casting a knowing look at the Judge.] “Charley,
you needn’t put on any airs. I tell you what I’ll do—l’ll go
down to the saloon and play three games of old sledge, to see
whether it shall be one hundred or nothing.” Court convulsed
with laughter, fine remitted, and prisoner acquitted.
Terrible Death.—A shocking accident
happened recently at a mine in Ashton-under-Lyne, while two
men were engaged in sinking a sewer-shaft. They had sunk a
shaft, and commenced tunnelling under the street to a main
sewer, and had insufficiently propped the loose gravelly soil
above them. Part of the roof gave way, and one man quitted
the tunnel, but the other, named Winterbottom, was caught by
the end of a prop, which pinned one foot to the ground and held
him as in a trap. His companion passed a cloth round his pros
trate body, attached a cord to this, and directed some men at
the top of the shaft to pull at'this as the only means of extricat
bim. They did this ; but, hearing Winterbottom cry that they
were tearing his leg oil’, they desisted. Successive slips of
earth went down upon him in the tunnel, until at length his
whole body was covered, and he had to be dug out. The ver
dict of the jury was that death was the result of accident.
Prophecy Concerning the European Dip
ficulties.—A prophet has recently made his appearance in Eng
land, who publishes a book entitled “The Coming Struggle,” in
which be says that the summary of events in Russia’s mission
and destiny’as deduced from prophecy, is the following: “Ist.
He wrests a portion of the Assyro-Macedoniau territory from
Turkey, and becomes ‘king of the north.’ 2d. He overthrows
the Turkish power, takes possession of Constantinople, and be
comes the ‘dragon.’ 3d. He conquers the continental nations,
and becomes ‘Gog of Magog. ’ ’ ’ Pope and Popish system are to
disappear. Napoleon 111. is to die the death of all usurpers.
Austria is to fall like a rotten branch. Nicholas is to reign over
all the nations of Europe as “Gog and Magog;” but “he attempts
the conquest of Syria and India, and is destroyed with all his
hosts in the valley of Jehosaphat, near Jerusalem.”
Fatal Mistake.— A sad accident occurred
ar Oquawka, Hinctsl, on the 261 h ult. Moses Milton
McGaw, of Henderson Co,, endeavoring to get a shot at some
wild geese, and in order better to accomplish his object, was
creeping along an old ditch, hidden from the view of anything
beyond the sod-fence. As he was creeping out of the ditch, he
happened to throw up his knee, so it was the only portion of
bis body visible. This was mistaken by another hunter, a son
of Mr. Robert Howard, for the body oi a goose, he not being
aware of Mr. McGaw’s proximity, and fired, lodging a rifle bs|l
in the thigh of Mr. McGaw. The shot mutilated the wounded
man’s knee and thigh terribly, ta such an extent, indeed, that
amputation was deemed indespensible. The operation was
performed on the ensuing Friday, but he died on the following
Singular Sutcide.—A suicide from a
strange cause was committed a short time since, by a carpen
ter, in the Cour St. Jean de Latran, Paris. His reason was,
that he could not bear the idea of seeing the place in which ho
had lived upwards of twenty years demolished to make way for
the new Rue des Ecoles. When told that the demolition was re
solved on, he at first refused to believe it; but when convinced
fron the placards stuck up that it was true, he fell into profound
sadness. When at length notice was given to him to leave, he
seemed overwhelmed with grief and astonishment, and he after
wards said todiis neighbors, “ I cannot bear the idea of leaving I
All my affections cling about the place, and if I am forced to go,
It shall be for good.” He then went and hanged himself iu his
bed room.
A “ Soup ” erfluous Head.—The Camden
(S- C.) Journal describes a two-headed terranin which has been
exhibited at that place. Both heads are perfect, and though
joined to the body very near together, appear to nave no con
nection whatever. It moves each head at pleasure, and eats
with either or Ixoth at once. It appears to have no other mal
formation. The Rockingham (Va.) Register gives an account of
another monstrosity, in the shape of three kittens joined together
by a natural ligament, like tl:e Siamese Twins.
A Batch op Unwelcome Citizens.—Wc
are soon to have in New York a rather suspicious consignment
uf emigrants from Belgium. A late Brussels paper states that
“on Sunday there arrived at Antwerp, under the conduct of a
brigade of gendarmes, a transport of thirty or forty prisoners
from the depot of Hoogstraeten ; and yesterday another similar
transport arrived. These men have all asked to be sent to
America, and will embark for New York by lite first opportu
A Tall Youth.—The Chicago Democratic
Press says, “ There is a western boy now in this city who is fi."-
teen years of age, and measures six feet eight inches in low heel
boots. He is as straight as a tall Lake Superior pine, intelli
gent, and proud of being a western product. His father and
mother are both larger and taller than himself. This lad would
be a fitting mate for the “four hundred and twenty odd pound”
lassie of whom we last week gave a description. What a race
of “ young 'uns ” we might look for in such an event!
“ Pui.l Dick, Pull Devil!”—The Maine
queetlon Is agitating the public mind In Virginia. The
temperance people are resolving to carry it into politics, and
resolving to vote for no man who “treats at elections.” The
opposite partv hold meetings, and resolve against the Maine
Law as a “Yankee Trick,” “New England legislation,” Ac.,
and pledge themselves never to submit to “ the chaiJM that have
kcca forged for thtia,” v
Since first I beheld yon, I ever delight in you,
1 look on myself still ae having all right ia you;
My thoughts are all centred both night In you,
And much I’m dejected when not within Sight of you.
Whene’er my transactions require me to stray from you,
So gloomy and sad do I feel then away from you,
That tho’ I be absent but less than a day from you,
I’d cease to exist if I longer did stay from you.
Light are my footsteps whenever I fly to you,
Blithe are my spirits as homewards I hie to you,
Lightsome my aspect glows when T draw nigh to you,
Aud gladder my heart when my whispers I sigh to you.
With strictest attention I’d smilingly hear to you,
I’m never contented but when I sit near to you - ,
Light-hearted and glad, love, I’ll always appear to you,
And do what I can to be comfort aud cheer to you.
I need not reveal now the state of my mind to you,
For you are aware that I’m faithful and kind to you:
O, would that you knew all the bliss I resigned for you,
And saw what sweet losses I have left behind for you.
Then as my whole comfort I presently owe to you,
Accept one so anxious his kindness to show to you,
His sweetest affections he’ll freely bestow to you,
And peace and abundance henceforward shall flow to you.
Cleanings of fcw.
Horrible Murder by a Woman in France.
—A pretty young woma’n named Louise Mercier, aged 27, and
1 er father, aged 62, were tried a short time since by the Court
of Assizes of La Vendee, for the murder of a farmer named
Rouhaud, of Poire-sur Relliere. Between the woman and
this man intimate relations had long existed, and she had a
child, wko is now aged about four years, by him. She fre
quently pressed him to marry her, but he constantly refused
though he kept up his connection with her. She more than
tnce threatened him that she would murder him if he married
any other woman, but he paid little attention to her menaces.
Her f: ther also declaied th -t he would be avenf • I cn him if
1 e t hould abandon her. In December last it was announced
that he intended to' marry another female named Loizeau, and
this greatly exasperated Louise Mercier. In the night of the
4th of January, Rouhaud was awakened by a noise amongst
his catile in a shed, and he got up to see what was the matter.
Shortly after he left the house he was heard to utter a loud
cry. II s mother hastened to him, and found him lying on
the ground bathed in blood. He had a deep wound in the
shoulder and another in the abdomen; the latter was mortal,
and in a few seconds he expired without speaking a word.
Near him was found a pitchfork with one of the prongs bro.
ken, and a few yards off a straw hat. Suspicion immediately
fell en the young woman Mercier, and the hat was recognized
as belonging to her brother. She was arrested, and in a short
time she confessed that it was she who had committed the
murder. She had, she said, done it in consequence of Rou
haud’s abandonment of her, and she solemnly declared that
neither her father nor any other person had aided her in it, or
had been acquainted with her design. After the publication
of the banns of his marriage, she had, she said, possessed her
self of a knife belonging to a butcher named Garreau, with
whom her sister was in service, and of a large pitchfork be
longing to her uncle. She then in the night of the 4th dressed
herself as a man with clothes belonging to her father and bro
ther, and had at a late hour gone to Rouhaud’s house. Hav
ing knocked roughly at his window-shutters, expecting him to
come out, she placed herself behind a post. In a short time
he appeared, and she stabbed him witti a pitchfork jn the
shoulder; he turned hastily round, and had wrested the pitch
fork from her; but before he could strike she had plunged her
knife into his bowels. She then took to flight. According to
the indictment the father must have assisted the girl in the per
petration of the crime, as it was not at all likely that she would
have carried a heavy pitchfork when she was armed with a
knife; and as, besides, a neighbor of the murdered man had
distinctly heard the footsteps of two persons, the heavy tread
of a mar, and the lighter one of a woman, proceed rapidly
along the road just after the crime was committed. The fa,
ther had, moreover, returned to his other daughter the knife
which h r sister had taken. But a stronger circumstance was
mention’d. After the crime the second daughter, whose name
was Aimee, had been for a moment suspected, and had, in
consequence, been discharged from the service of the butcher.
This, combined with the arrest of her sister, and with that of
her father, which subsequently took place, drove her distract,
ed and she went and drowned herself. When her dead body
was brought home, her mother gave way to the most violent
affliction, and, in her despair, cried that it was her husband
who was responsible for all, as he had aided Louise in com
mitting the murder, and as she had heard him say on his re
turn that he had given Rouhaud a good stab with a pitchfork,
to which Louise had answered that she had given him one with
her knife. The jury, however, did not think the evidence
against the man sufficient, and it acquitted him. The female
was declared guilty, but with extenuating circumstances, and
was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment with hard labor.
In the course of the trial the knife she had used was produced;
she turned her eyes from it with horror.
Mutiny and Hobbible Murder at Sea.—
We take the tollowing account of a recent mutiny and murder
at sea on board an American clipper ship, from the last num
ber of Bell's Life in London : The American clipper ship Sove
reign of the Seas, of New York, from Melbourne, which ar
rived in the river on Wednesday week, was only hauled into
the East India Docks on Sunday morning. Sha commenced
discharging her gold (35,000 ounces) on Monday morning. A
serious affray occurred on board during the passage, arising
from the insubordination of some of the crew, who are at
present confined on board in irons. On the 17th of March, the
ship on the equator, longitude 32, a quarrel took place between
two of the steerage passengers (of whom there were 76 on
board) aud one of the crew. The mate interfered, ordered
the seaman on deck, but he refused aud became abusive,when
he was put in irons by direction of the captain. After a lapse
of about 15 or 20 minutes all the crew mustered aft, and de
manded of the captain the immediate release of the man (an
Englishman) or they said they would take the ship from him,
amid loud murmurings and threats. Reports had previously
reached the captain of a contemplated attack to seize the ship.
The captain, observing the determined conduct of the men, at
once armed himself, as also did the officers, and then proceed
ing on deck, ordered the men forward; they refusing, he with
his officeis, drove them back at the point of the bayonet; in
the scuffle four men got wounded. Most of the men had some
weaj on in their possession, either a belaying-pin, crow-bar,
o knife, and their conduct was of such a character as to create
alarm for the safety of the ship. After being driven forward,
they still refused to return to their duty, and mustered in the
fo ecastle. The captain, perceiving the serious nature of the
c ;e, consulted with the chief cabin and a large number of
th steerage passengers, which resulted in their arming them
s Ives, and aiding the captain in seizing the ringleaders. Six
w re Dicked out, And they had been placed on one side of the
de k, when a man named Hall stepped forward from the re
m inder of the crew, and urged them not to stand by and see
t eir shipmates put in irons, but to stand up for them. The
cant’in. seeing the man making towards him, cautioned him
rot to move a step ; if he did, he would blow his bra ns ou’.
Fie persisted, when the captain, raising a pistol, it discharged,
and the contents passed through the legs of the third mate—
Mr. Myers, a German —wounding him severely. Hall, with
the rest, were immediately seized and dragged down below,
where they were securely ironed; they were ten in number,
nan\ed George Suiters, John Benson, Henry Bundy, George
Hall, Irvine Lawry, William Watts, Peter Sturman, George
Davidson, James Bartlett, and Samuel Holme. They were
placed between decks, where they have since been confined.
Applications have been made to the magistrates at the Thames
police court to take cognizance of the case, but they have de
clined, as it is beyond their jujisdiction, and the men still re
main in confinement. Most of them are British subjects, and
their friends have also applied to the magistrates to obtain
their release. Their worships, however, could not interfere,
and recommended applications to the. superior courts for a
habeas corpus. If this not obtained, the mutineers will be
conveyed to New York to be tried.
Confessions of a Murderer.—Counter
fliting in the West.— James Clough, who was executed in
Mass., a few days ago, for the murder of an officer who had
undertaken to arrest him fop burglary, made some confessions
about his previous career, to a reporter of the Boston Times:
The sheriff propounded some questions, based upon the facts
which the writer had communicated to him before going to the
prison, relative to a large amount of jewelry, such as gold
watches, gold rings, two hundred and fifty dollars in gold coin
in a California belt, Ac., all of which he brought home with
him a month previous to the murder of Manchester, and dis
tributed freely anrong his relatives. Sheriff—“ Well, James,
you say you received a part of the money as wages; have
you any objection to tell me how you got the remainder?”
Clough (hesitating)—‘‘No I don’t know that I have now; but I
wouldn’t have told you before. (Again he hesitated.) For
the last six or seven years I have dealt a good deal in coun
terfeit money.” Sheriff—“ And in that way did you come by
the remainder of the money and the jewelry?” Clough—
“Yes.” “In what part of the country did you operate chiefly?”
Clough—“Principally through the State of Michigan. I used
to buy the money.” Sheriff—“ How much did you pay bn a
dollar?” Clough (smiling.)—“Oh, I used to go into it upon a
more extensive scale than that; I was in the habit of buying
five and six thousand dollars of it at a time, and usually paid
from twelve to fifteen dollars per hundred.” Sheriff—“ Did
you pass it yourself?” Clough—“Not very often. I usually
sold it and got from twenty to twenty-five dollars a hundred.”
Sheriff—“ Upon what bank was the counterfeit money in which
you dealt?” Clough—“lt was chiefly Indiana money. Some
of it was exceedingly well done.” The prisoner went on to say
that this kind of money was circulated extensively throughout
the west; and that a great many honest people took it, and
passed it without knowing that it was bad. He had dealt con
siderably in counterfeits on the State Bank of Ohio.* He said
he was in the habit of travelling upon the Lakes as a sailor on
the boats, and in that way sold lagge quantities. Most of the
bills he bought were manufactured in Cincinnati, and some
upon the Canada line. He says all classes of men are engaged
in it. He intimated that he could divulge some startling facts
relative to the transactions of certain rich men in Michigan,
who had suddenly built up large fortunes by trafficking in
counterfeit money. “A rich man, well dressed,” he re
marked, “can pass a one hundred dollar bill without being
suspected, but a poor fellow cannot.” He says about every
third man he met travelling in Michigan was more or less
dealing in counterfeit money. That he stated as his own cal
culation, after an experience in the business of six or seven
years. He says that men who are engaged in passing coun
terfeit money, employ a large number of females as tools to
do their villainous work, and pay them so much on a dollar.
Indians Murdered by Emigrants.—The
Council Bluffs (Iowa) Eagle of May 2 says: On Sunday last
three Indians visited a camp of emigrants, and being some
what intoxicated from the effects of spirits that had been sold
then! by the whites, got into a little squabble in which there
was a clinch between the parties and the Indians were ex
pelled. The company soon raised the hue and cry that the
Indians had made an attempt to murder and rob them. A
company of 40 or 50 mounted and weil arm.ed men were soon
in pursuit of them. One of the Indians was riding a pony,
whilst two were walking, one of whom was shot down like a
hunted wolfe, the other leaped upon the pony and rode for
ward with all possible speed, but were overtaken by the
blood-hounds, who fired a shower <ff lead at them. Two were
killed dead on the spot and stripped of their guns and other
apparatus, which together with the pony was secured and car
ried off triumphantly to camp by the assailants. The third
was carried over the river last night in a dying state, and is
doubtless gone to the “Hunting Ground” ere this. We liave
seldcm heard a more dastardly or cold blooded murder. It
has aroused the indignation not only of the Indians, but of all
our citizens as far as we have heard an The
comp: ny was from Illinois, and crossed th® river to-day. They
will doubtless meet with difficulty, but are not deserving of the
least pity, and we for one as sincerely for their punishment
as we would the murderer who is ascending the gallows. If
there be any fault in the conduct of the Indians, it must prop
erly be ascribed to the manner in which they are governed
and controlled under our government. We hear that the peo
ple here were on the eve of arresting or Lynching them, but
they have flown pver the river and may yet get their just de
serts. As we go to press, we learn that an Indian is lying
dead by the road side between this city and Carterville, mur
dered, doubtless by some reckless emigrant who is as care
less in regard to his own safety in passing through the Indian
country, as he is of the safety of others. We shall expect to
see the Indian agent use means for the arrest of the murder
ers, that they may be punished as their crimes deserve. Re
port also informs us that a skirmish has taken place over the
. river, in which eight or ten Indians were killed.
Important Trial at Pittsburgh.—The
Pittsburgh Post, of May 9, says: An important case is now on
trial in the District Court, before Judges Hampton and Will
iams. It is that of Pierre C. Pequignot vs. the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company. It appears that in the winter of 1851,
Pequignot and his wife and child arrived in New York, in com
pany with a number of other emigrants from Germany. In
that city they made a contract with the agent of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company to convey them to Pittsburgh. The
emigrants, in pursuance of the contract, arrived in Philadel
phia, where they were placed in emigrant cars, poorly sup
plied with fire and fuel to withstand the extreme coldness of
the weather. The cars were two or three days going from
Philadelphia to Lockport; from this point the road had not yet
been completed to this city. The cars arrived in Lbckport in
the evening—the weather was - very cold, there was no fire in
the cars and the only shelter provided for the emigrants was
in an old shed, with a stove in it. At Lockport, the emigrants
remained two or three days, during which time they suffered
from the extreme severity of the weather. The plaintiff, his
vdfeand child, were frozen badly during,that time. At the
expiration of the three days, they were put into common coun
try wagons, without covers, and brought to this city. When
the wagons arrived here, Mrs. Pequignbt was taken from one
of them frozen to death; the child was badly frozen, and was
taken to the Mercy Hospital, where, notwithstanding great
care, it died in a few days. Mr. Pequignot was also badly
frozen. The action on trial was brought to recover damages
for the death of the child, and the damages received by Mr.
Pequignot. In this case, the defendant’s counsel entered tho
plea of a former recovery by the plaintiff, on the same cause
of action. It appears that Pequignot gave a lawyer, whom
he. had employed, a power of attorney, authorizing and em
powering him to sue, settle or take such other action, as to
him might seem proper. The lawyer brought suit in the
U. S. Court, but settled the action, the defendants giving him
$3,060 damages, one-half of which fell to the attorney as his
share. The plaintiff in the present action contends that the
suit in the U. S. Court was brought without the consent of
Pequignot, and therefore the proceedings were illegal. Not
long ago, a similar case was tiied in the District Court, in
which a German physician, named Beno Mathes, recovered
heavy damages
Murder of a Child by its Father.—A
most horrible murder was committed in the village of Milford,
near Derby, England, not long since, by a father upon one of
his children. The murderer’s name is John Goodall. He and
his wife had lived unhappily for some time, and were living
apart at the time of the dreadful transaction. The prisoner
suddenly made his appearance at the house in which his wife
was residing. She was at home, and the two youngest chil
dreft were in separate beds up stairs; the two eldest were at
work. They had some conversation together of a common
place character for a few minutes, and then she went into a
small garden in front of the house to hang out some clothes.
Whilst so doing, she heard one of her children making a curi
ous noise. She ran back into the house, but found no one
down stairs. She then went up-stairs, and met her husband
coming out of the right-hand bedroom, where one of the chil
dren was sleeping. She said, “My baby is crying;” to which
he replied, “ Your baby is in heaven.” He went down stairs,
aud she went into the left-hand bedroom, and saw the child ly
ing on the bed bleeding. She shrieked out “ Murder,” aud
ran down stairs, still crying “ Murderand sAid her husband
had done it. Two female neighbors, named Kitty Keeton and
Betty Brookes, ran into the house and up-stairs, and found
that the child's throat had been completely severed by a razor.
They came down stairs again, and Goodall, who had been sit
ting on the sofa, got up, and went down the yard. The women
screamed out “ Murder,” and Goodall was immediately seized
by Mr. Slater, landlord of the Beehive public-house, and Mr t
George Brown, tailor, who both live close at hand. Mr. Slater
asked him if he was not ashamed for what he had done, to
which he replied, “No, the child is gone to heaven ; I meant
doing it; I have been uneasy for years.” He was then hand
el over to the custody of Mr. Thomas Shelley, the constable,
Mid by him conveyed to Milford lock-up, to await the coroner’s
inquisition. The murdered child was a little girl, about a year
and-a-half old. On searching the prisoner’s pockets two ra
zors, £l4, and a quart bottle with some liquor in it (which is
supposed to contain poison) were found. The general impres
sion is that he intended to murder his wife, but was put off by
cries. He is about five feet ten inches high, and of a sandy
complexion. After he had perpetrated the deed he seemed
very much agitated, and all of a tremble.
~Mysterious death of a Child.—Tho body
of a child six or seven weeks old was lately discovered buried
in the garden of the house No. 14 Havington Square,
London, in the occupation.of Dr. Griffith Jones, homceopathist.
By the direction of the Coroner the body was exhumed, when
an examination took place, and the following partioulajs
transpired: a short time since, a young man named Thomas
Hagg, formerly in the service of Dr. Griffith Jones, called at
the coroner’s office and represented that about seven or
eight weeks back a Dr. Reeves, who lives with Dr. Griffith
Jones, brought home a bandbox, wrapped up in brown paper,
and gave directions that no one should touch the parcel.
Some time after, on going into a back rcom, he saw Dr.
Reeves sewing up the body of a child. Dr. Reeves told him
to go and dig a hole in the right-band corner of the garden,
and when he had dug the hole Dr. Reeves came with the body
of the child wrapped up in a cloth, and threw it into the hole,
and told him (Hagg) to fill it up directly. On hearing this
statement, the coroner directed Davis, the summoning-olllcer,
to go to the house of Dr. Griffith Jones, and jdig up the gar
den and search for the body. Davis accompanied by a labor
er, with a spade, waited on Dr. Griffith Jones, and haring
stated his mission, Dr. Griffith Jones said that he’ knew
nothing about the matter, and called Dr. Reeves, who admit-
Kd IU f*st| Mil showed Win the spot where tho child wm
buried. The body was foujjd about two feet from the surface,
and was much decomposed. Dr. Reeves stated that he had
attended a lady in her confinement, whose name he did not
know, either at No. 6 or No. 7 Wellington-square, Chelsea,
and the child, which was about seven weeks old, having died,
the lady had givenit to him, as he was making.some experi
ments bn the spine. Subsequenty Davis made inquiries both
at 6 and 7, Wellington-square, Chelsea, and found both houses
inhabited by highly respectable families, who declared that
no such circumstance had ever taken place; and on applica
tion to Mr. Long, the register pf the district, he declared that
neither birth nor death had been registered from the place
mentioned. The circumstances were considered sufficiently
suspicious to induce the coroner to order an inquest; and the
body was removed to St. Pancras Workhouse.
Mysterious Case.—The “ Anglo Celt,” Ca
van journal, contains the following:—“ A report was preva
lent in Cavan in the beginning of the week that a young man
of the name of Drum, who lived with his relations at a place
called Drumhonra, near Arvagh, who died suddenly some
days ago, had come to his death by unfair means. The par
ticulars of the case, as we have been told them, are shortly
these: —lt appears that the father of the young man referred
to had been married twice; the children by the first marriage
he provided for or sent to America previous to his death,
which occurred some time ago—how long we have not heard.
By the second marriage he had eight children, all of whom
are living, together with their mother, except the youth whose
death is the subject of inquiry. The old man, when dying,
bequeathed, it is said, the farm and stock to this youth. The
widow and all the children lived, however, on the farm from
the old man’s decease up to about ten days ago, when, one
morning the young man, the legatee, having breakfasted on
stirabout about 9 o’clock, as usual, put his horse under a
harrow, and proceeded to his work. He had got only a short
distance from his house when his mother was observed to
follow him, and shortly after he was seen to fall from his horse
in a state of insensibility. He was immediately carried back
to his house, where he expired in about an hour, in a violent
fit of retching and vomiting. The Coroner heard of the matter
and gave orders that the body should not be buried. It was
accordingly kept till 6 o’clock the next day, when the Coroner
not appearing, it was buried. Shortly afterwards the Coroner
arrived, and proceeded to the burying-ground with a body of
constabulary, for the purpose of dissecting the corpse. They
were met, however, by a strong party of the deceased man’s
friends, who violently opposed their action, and they were
forced to retire. The next day, however, they again returned
with a stronger force, and took up the coffin without molesta-'
tion; but when they came to open it, they discovered that the
body had been taken out and the coffin filled with stones. A
warrant was issued for a number of the parties concerned.”
The Green-Eyed Monster.—Alate num
ber of the Cincinnati Sun contains the following curious story:
A certain Mr. T , a clerk in Pearl street, boards at a gen-
teel hotel in the neighborhood of Dutch pipe shops, a sour
ki-out market and the canal; thus securing perfumed air, veg
etable food, and ready mixed water for himself and wife.
These advantages, however, he left to be enjoyed more by
the lady who calls him hers, than by himself, as he found a
hotel nearer the business part of the town more to his mind
than the W , and a young lady in that hotel he found more
suitable to his taste than was bis wife. Some of the lady’s
friends informed her of the amour, but she, good, faithful wo
man, did not believe it. At the prompting of her friends, she
asked her husband a few evenings ago to accompany her to
the Museum. He regretted much the impossibility of doing
so, but business was so pressing that he could not be spared
from the store. He departed, and in the course of the even
ing the lady walked down to her husband’s favorite hotel, and
there with a jealous woman’s sagacity, she discovered the busy,
very busy Pearl street clerk, a great deal more busy than
suited her ideas of business. Ordering him to stand aside,
she gave him a specimen of the effects of excitement upon her
organ of destructiveness. Bonnets, ribbons, and muslin flew
about in away that would have pleased any dry good store
keeper or bonnet manufacturer. Blood and scratches, shrieks
and bruises, were abundant. The faithless husband looked
on bewildered. He never saw what his wife could do in pu
gilism before, and some fears for his own shining hat and spot
less shirt front, his well-arranged whiskers and nicely tied
cravat, began to dawn on his mind. So passive he became,
and so obedient to the will of his outraged partner, that when
she seized his arm and dragged him out, he walked home by
her side as quiet as a lap-dog with his teeth drawn. He now
gives his wife very accurate accounts of his absence, and hopes
are entertained that he will, for the future, be as faithful as he
promised to be, when the law and the minister reduced him
to a moiety, by pronouncing him and liis wife one.
Fatal Fbacas at a Wedding.—The Cin
cinnati Times of May 10, says:—About three o’clock this morn
ing a tragedy occurred in the vicinity of this city, the details
of which are as follows :—Last night a wedding party was
given at the Brickmakers’ Hall, kept by P. Kensler, on the
plank road, about half a mile beyond the western limits of the
city. The company was small, and consisted entirely of the
personal friends of the newly married couple, and nearly all
were Germans. Everything passed off pleasantly until about
2 o’clock, when an Irishman named Robert Thompson, had a
difficulty with some one in the room. Who the other person
was we could not learn, but soon after Thompson left the
house. He returned about three o’clock, apparently much
enraged, and proceeded to the ball room in the upper story of
the house. The company were waltzing at the time. He was
there but a moment when he pulled out a pistol and fired it in
discriminately into the crowd. The load struck two persons, a
German named Augustus Seegar, and a servant girl of the
house, whose name is Elizabeth Pape. Both were shot in the
right hand, but neither is seriously hurt. The pistol was loaded
with shot. As soon as this shot was fired a German named
Caspar Dreshcr seized Thompson and endeavored to put him
down stairs. Thompson told him several times to leave him,
or he would shoot him. Drcsher persisted, however, in put
ting him out, and got him about half way down the stairs,
f'hen Thompson pulled out a revolver and fired three times,
ach shot took effect in Dresher’s abdomen. He staggered to
the foot of the stairs, where he fell to the floor, and in three or
four minutes expired. As soon as Thompson fired the last
time he left the house, and strange.to say, no one followed or
attempted to arrest him. He has not been seen since, and it is
supposed that he last night crossed the river into Kentucky.
He has a family living near where the tragedy occurred.
Rescue of jin Officer Charged with Mur
ber.—We learn from Texas papers that the citizens of Waco,
Texas, have rescued Dr. Steiner, who is charged with killing
a superior officer, from LieUt. Anderson, who was taking him
to Fort Graham, to be tried before a court-martial. The Aus
tin Times states that Dr. Steiner not having made his appear
ance for his trial, which was fixed for the 16th ult., the court
martial was adjourned to the 21st ult., and a body of armed
men were sent in pursuit of him. In addition to this, a gen
tleman just in from the interior states that the above body of
men commanded by Lieut. Anderson, took Dr. Steiner at Fort
Graham; but the latter expressing a desire to be taken
through Waco, where he wished to get a lawyer to defend him,
Lieut. Anderson, to oblige him, took him through Waco.
It appears that the people of Waco had previously determined
to rescue Dr. Steiner, and that all the arrangements were
made for the purpose. On the arrival of the party at the river,
the ferryman pretended that he could not safely take over the
river more than four persons at once. The parly, consisting
of about twenty men, were therefore taken over by four at a
time, but as soon as they got into town they found nearly all
the citizens in arms. Each party of four men were taken to a
grocery, in which were some hundred or two of armed men,
who took them prisoners as they went in, until all were taken,
when they released Dr. Steiner and aided him to make his es
cape, which he accordingly did. Lieut. Anderson and his men,
our informant says, were then permitted to return. This
statement is given in nearly the terms given to us. This rescue
is said to have produced much excitement.
Arrest of a Swindler.—A man giving tho
name of R. T. Smith, alias Rufus Rood, was arrested in Bos
ton on Thursday week, he having been detected in the act
of stealing vest patterns from a store in Tremont-st. On
searching his room at the Marlboro Hotel, about 150 volumes
of books, some of which are very valuable, several violins, a
quantity of engravings and various other articles, were found.
On his person was found a bank book, purporting to belong
to Philip Reynolds of New York, and various checks on the
Bank of New York, all of which have been drawn, and bear
marks to that effect. Several persons have identified property
found at his room, and the arrested party acknowledges
having stolen the greater part of the goods thus discovered.
A journal of his proceedings was found, from which it ap*
pears that Smith has visited Niagara Falls, Rochester, and va
rious places on the route hitherward, and has been about a
month in this city, where he has stopped at the Revere, Tre
mont, and Winthrop House, and the Marlboro Hotel. He
pretended to be an agent for The New York Home Journal,
and has called on many prominent citizens for the purpose of
soliciting subscriptions for that paper. In his journal, he
gives accounts of visits to Prof. Longfellow, Prof. Holmes,
Mayor Smith, and others, many of whom were induced to
give him their names. Smith is a man of middle age, quiet,
good looking and gentlemanly appearance. He was com
mitted for examination.
Stampede in the Illinois Penitentiary.—
The Alton papers contain full accounts of an attempt of sev
eral convicts to escape from the Penitentiary in that city. As
the convicts were returning from the dining hall to the work
shops, four of them suddenly made a break for the wall and
throwing against it a long beam, which lay in the yard,climbed
to the top, jumped over and endeavored to make their escape
across the blufls. The guard in the guard-box at the time,
gave the alarm, at the same time firing five or six guns at them.
Two were shot in the arm, one above and the other below the
. elbow. A number of citizens immediately started In pursuit,
and succeeded in capturing three of them. The first was
overtaken near the residence of one of the lessees, where, ex
hausted from the loss of blood, he willingly surrendered him
self. The second was overtaken in attempting to scale a
fence. He immediately turned upon those in pursuit, and
brandishing a huge knife, threatened to kill the first who ap
proached. In the next moment he was knocked down by a
couple of stones and secured. The third also had a knife in
his possession, but was secured before he had an opportunity
of making any use of it. The fourth, armed with a knife in
one hand and a stone in the other, ran across the bluffs, and
though hotly pursued, succeeded for some time in eluding his
pursuers. After a diligent search he was discovered at the
bottom of a sink hole, hid under the trunk of a tree.
Highway Robbery.—The Utica Telegraph,
of May 12th, says: Mr. Calvin Baker, of Caldville, Chenango
county, while driving through Bridgewater, about 6 o’clock
last Wednesday P. M., was accosted by a man who asked per
mission to ride. Mr. Baker being alone in the buggy, readily
granted the request, and the man got in with him. About four
miles south of this city, on the Bridgewater road, the man got
out and offered Mr. Baker half a dollar for the ride. This he
refused to accept, stating that the man was welcome. He then
threw down a quarter of a dollar and immediately turned and
struck Mr. Baker on the forehead with a heavy cane, inflicting
a severe wound and knocking him senseless. While in this
condition his pockets were rifled of §5, and a knife and some
other small articles. Fortunately Mr. Baker had something
over $35 concealed in a side pocket of his coat, which escaped
the notice of the thief. Mr. Baker was discovered in a sense
less condition by a man who came over the road shortly after
ward. He took Mr. Baker to a house, and applied restora
tives. The ruffian who committed this deed was a short thick
set German with bushy black whiskers, and pock-marked.
He was dressed in a dark frock coat, plaid pants and glazed
cap. Mr. Baker offers a reward of SSO for the arrest and
conviction of the scoundrel.
Shocking Tragedy in Virginia.—The Pe
tersburg (Va.) Express has a letter from Accomac Court
house, giving an account of the horrible murder of a man, na
med George East, by his step son, wbo is yet a minor. The
letter says: “Overtaking East he stabbed him repeatedly be
hind till he fell, when the assasin got upon him and literally
cut him to pieces—ripping out the bowels from the breast
down—cutting him in the breast, laying open his heart an
inch or two, and stabbing and gaghing him in a number of
places. And to cap the climax, after the blood-thirsty monster
had left him, fearing, as he says, that he was not dead, he re
turned, propped up the body against the fence, and cut the
throat from ear to ear, the wound extending entirely through
the windpipe, and disjointing the neck. He then returned to
town and delivered himself up, saying that he had been in
tending to do it for a long time.” He alleged, in his defence,
that his mother had been ill treated by the deceased, but it is
thought that they had fallen out about the property of Mrs.
East The parties were heretofore respectable, and in good
circumstances. It is also stated that it will be difficult to pre
vent ihe populace from lynchtog the prisoner, the excitement
is so great.
Shooting Affray in New Orleans.—The
New Orleans Delta says:—“ A short time before the Varieties
closed on Tuesday night, James Wingfield, who had been in
the theatre, and who had gone out without receiving a check,
undertook to re-enter and was stopped by McCarthy, the door
keeper. He insisted that he had gone out a short time previ
ously, but the doorkeeper said that he had not been there dur
ing the evening. Thereupon high words arose, and Wingfifeld
called the doorkeeper a d—d liar, and the latter struck him.
Some men who were standing in the passage way seized the
doorkeeper and pulled him back, and Wingfield, immediately
after, drew a pistol from his breast-pocket and fired at him.
The shot took effect in McCarthy’s breast and is supposed to
have passed into his lungs. Wingfield then ran down the
stairway, but was met by an officer at the door and was ar
rested. McCarthy was removed to the Circus st. Infirmary,
where, but little hopes of his recovery are entertained. Of
course no examination can be had in the case until the result
of the wound is fully manifested. Subsequently, Wingfield
was arraigned and admitted to bail in the sum of $5,000, Dr.
Graham having given a certificate to the effect that with proper
treatment McCarthy may recover.”
Underground Railroad Agents Captured.
—The Norfolk Beacon of May 16, :—Some weeks ago we
copied from the Sandwich (Mass.) Advocate, the announcement
that a schooner bad arrived at Wareham from this port, with
two slaves, who succeeded in making their escape, and that it
was supposed that the steward of the vessel assisted in setting
them clear. The schooner was ascertained to be the Ellen
Barnes, through the vigilance of officer Cox. She put into this
port a few days since in distress, with a cargo of ice, bound to
Elizabeth city, N. C. The schooner had changed owners and
sailed under a now captain. No doubt the former captain
(Russell) was afraid to show his face in these waters again.
Officer Cox arrested the present mate, who was one of the
crew when the vessel sailed under Capt. Russell, and a negro
sailor. They admitted that the negroes were stowed away, and
were taken charge of by some men when they arrived at
Wareham. The evidence appearing sufficiently strong against
them, they were remanded for trial at the next term of the
hustirgs court, which meets on Monday next. The slaves were
the property of Mrs. Berkley, of Portsmouth.
Trial for Wife Murder.—The trial of Al
exander Cunningham for the murder of his wife on the 22d of
December last, at Girvan, In Ayrshire, Scotland, took place a
short time since, before Lords Ivory and Cockburn, at the Ayr
Circuit Court. It was charged against the prisoner in the in
dictment that, on the 22d December. 1853, in or near a garden
situated behind the workshop occupied by James Hamilton,
weaver, at Girvan, he shot at Janet Cunningham, who was
then in the workshop, and mortally wounded her, the said shot
haring entered her chest, in consequence whereof she soon
thereafter died; and that he had conceived and evinced malice
against the said Janet Cunningham. There were sixty.one
witnesses cited in this case. The jury found the prisoner
guilty, and Lord Cockburn sentenced him to be hanged on the •
Uth of May, without holding out to him the least hope of
A Woman Charged with Murdering her
Husband. —At the Thames (London) Police Court lately Re
becca Turton, thirty-two years of age, a powerful, masculine*
looking woman, with regular pleasing features, and a dark, in
telligent eye, was charged with causing the death of her hus
band, Thomas Turton, a man about thirty-eight years old,
lately employed as a plater at Mr. Marde’s, of Mill-wall. The
man was found lying dead upon the floor of the room occupied
by himself and the prisoner at No. 1 Richard street, London,
and upon an examination of the body a physician was of
the opinion that he had come to his death ’from asphyxia,
caused by strangulation. A well defined ring, as though
the deceased had been strangled by a cord, was found
around his neck. The wretched woman, who seemed to be
laboring under a sort of delirium, caused by indulgence
in strong drinks, waa remanded to await a further examination.
A Man Poisoned by his Wife.—About
six weeks ago a man named James Cults, residing at Ilard
staft’, England, and by trade a bricklayer, was taken ill with a
fever, from which he had recovered, and during the time of
Ids illness his wife was continually quarreling with him. On
Tuesday week she made a pudding for dinner, of which he
partook heartily. In the afternoon he was seized with vomit
ing and complained of great acidity on his stomach. He grad
ually grew worse, and on Wednesday he died. He was buried,
but suspicion having subsequently been awakened that all
was not right the body wara disinterred, when it was ascer
tained by an analysis of his stomach that he had been poisoned
with arsenic. The deceased and his wife had not lived agree
ably for some time past, as he suspected she had formed an
improper Intimacy with other men. The deceased was 33
years of age, and was the father of six children. The case
has excited great interest in that part of the county.”
Horrible Rumor.—The Pittsburgh Gazette
of May 16 says : A rumor reached the city yesterday that a
matricide had been committed by a man named Jones, aged
forty years, in Franklin township, about six miles from Per
rysville, on last Thursday. His mother is said to be almost
eighty years of age, and it is rumored that he inflicted a great
number of wounds. He has barricaded his house, and stands
sentry with a loaded musket to keep himself out of the hands
of justice. We understand Mayor Adams and one or two of
his police started to the scene of the murder yesterday after
ttoobj aud Utey will probably aecuto him.
Adltery.—One John C. Webber, of Man-
Chester,H., who claimed to be a minister, went to Hillsbo
rough ttpreach a couple of weeks ago, taking with him an
unmarr.d girl, and leaving his wife and family at home.—
They wre found at a house in Antrim, under suspicious cir
cumstares, and were arrested by Sheriff Tuttle. On being
arraignl before J. S. Briggs, Esq., of Hillsborough, he was
orderedo recognize in the sum of S3OO, and the girl (named
Nancy 'ead) in the sum of §SO, and in default of bail were
carried J Amherst.
- Depebate Assault.—Rowdyism is rampant
in Albay. A few evenings since,, about eleven o’clock, a rc
spectab>»mechanic was seized by two strange men, and struck
on the ft*ehead, cutting it open, and knocked senseless. One
of his is rendered useless, and he is otherwise badly
bruised, After knocking him down, the ruffians rifled his
packets af the money contained therein, and the keys of his
Esecution in Illinois.—Patrick Doyle un
(Jrwent the extreme penalty of the law on the 12th inst., at
Japerville, 111., for the murder of Pat Tohil, a fellow-laborer
oi the railroad last fall. He exhibited a most hardened heart,
acending the platform with imprecations and curses, avowing
tht “if they would untie his hands, he could lick any three
ren in the crowd,” &c. We will not disgust our readers with
te details which an attentive friend has forwarded us of “ the
Ist of earth,” of this hardened and unhappy criminal.
The St. Louis Murder. The Cleveland
Ixily Herald, of Thursday, says: “ Several days since des
piches were received by police officers in this city, urging the
arest of Jackson, who is suspected of the murder of Laidlaw,
t’e scenic painter, at St. Louis. Laidlaw was the affianced
hsbar.d of Sallie St. Clair, a favorite danseuse at St. Louis,
afl it is f aid that some one who was desperately in love with
hr, paid Jackson to murder her husband.”
Suspicion of Foul Play.—On Sunday last
th dead body of a man was found in the Genessee River near
Rchester. It was entirely naked and had been in the water
abut two weeks. There was a mark of a pistol ball in
th back part of the head. On the left arm of the deceased
wre the letters “J.R.” in duplicate, picked in with India ink,
afl very distinct. On theright arm was a cross standing upon
a>edestal or block.
Another Murder at St. Louis.—We learn
fnm the SI. Louis Intelligencer that on last Friday evening the
bdy of a murdered man was found lying at the edge of the
wter in a slough near Kayser’s Stone Quarry, half a mile
suthofthe U. S. Arsenal. His skull was dreadfully frac
red. The initials upon his shirt were “W..A.” in red
fbead. The body had not been identified.
Murder of a Scene Painter.—Mr. Laid-
Jsv, the artist and scene-painter at the People’s Theatre, St.
Luis, was murdered on the road known as the “King’s High
ly,” which runs across the country from the St. Charles
rad to the Central plank-road, near St. Louis, on the evening
oi the 4th inst. A man named Jackson is suspected of ths
enne, and officers have been sent in pursuit of him.
More Bloodshed in Kentucky. Tho
Maysville Eagle says:—A difficulty occurred near Williams
bu:gh in Washington Co., Ky., on the evening of the 26th of
Apil, betwenn a Mr. Hugert and a Mr. Samuel Hardin, in
whch Hugert stabbed Hardin in the left breast, which killed
him instantly. Hugert has not been arrested.
Murder on Board an Emigrant Ship.—-
The American ship Moses Taylor, with 550 emigrants from
Havre for New Orleans has put into Plymouth, seven men
short of her complement. She sailed on the 12th inst., aud
the same day one of her crew, a Spaniard, killed the chief
officer with a knife on the quarter-deck. The culprit is in the
hands of the police.
A Youthful Murderer.—A diabolical mur
der was perpetrated in Marion, S. C., on Sunday morning, the
7th inst., by a boy fourteen years of age, named Evander Jack
son. The victim was his cousin, aged twelve years, and was
deliberately shot dead by the other, while hunting, in conse
quence of a trifling disagreement.
Henry Reese was brutally murdered in
Kentcn county, Ky., last week, by A.M’Calland his two sons,
who vere in his employ. They were intemperate, and Mr. R.,
to keep them sober, broke their whiskey bottle, when they at
tackec him with knives and axes, literally cutting him to pieces.
Two jf them have been arrested.
Suspected Murder.—A boy about seven
years old, son of John Miller, a German, was found in the
canal at Newark, N. J., on the 14th inst. It is supposed that
he was murdered and thrown into the canal. Suspicion rests
upon & colored man, named Charles Henry, who has escaped.
jfadis in Small
- Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough, at a
large dinner party at the Chancellor’s, was seated next to the
Countess Lieven, a lady in that age of considerable fashion, but
of very lean proportions, and much remarked upon for dis
playing to an unnecessary degree a neck not lovely to look
upon. By some accident the Chief Justice remained unserved,
his fair neighbor meanwhile being busy. The host, seeing at
last the plight of the hungry and discontented judge, recom
mended to him some particular dish. “I wish I could get
some,” growled Ellenborough, casting a savage glance at the
angular bust bending over the table at his side, “for I have
had nothing before me for the last quarter of an hour but a raw
A minister had travelled far to preach to
a congregation. After the sermon, he waited very patiently,
expecting some of th® brethren to invite him home to dinner.
In this he was disappointed; one and another departed until
the house was almost empty. Summoning resolution, however,
he walked up to an elderly looking gentleman, and gravely
said: “ Will you go home with me to dinner to-day, brother?”
“Where do you live?” “About twenty miles from this.”
“ No,” said the man, coloring, “ but you must go with me.”
“ Thank you; I will, cheerfully.” After that time, the min
ister was no more troubled about his dinner.
The first line—we have not yet been able
to get further than the-first line—of Mr. Charles Dickens’ new
work of fiction, “Hard Times,” reads thus:—“Now, what I
want facts!” We are not so exacting as the talented author.
We could be well content to dispense with facts, if he would
only once more give us, as he used to do, good fictions. But
one thing we must insist upon; and wo trust that Mr. Dick
ens will excuse our parodying his brilliant style, when we
assure him that—“ What we want are grammar!”
During the year 1819, while the yellow
ever was raging with such virulence lu Philadelphia, a gentlo
-Bn, travelling from New York, stopped at a country town,
where the inhabitants were mostly Dutch. During his stay,
he was asked if the report was true, that two or three hun
dred died every day in the city? He gave a negative answer
and said there had been only fifty or sixty cases in all. “Well,”
said the Dutchman, “how many generally come in a case."
An old woman (doubtless related to Mrs.
Partington) living in Long Island, had a schoolmaster for a
son. When his occupation called him away from his home,
he found it necessary to have all his clothes marked. “Now,”
the old lady said, “it took her two daughters all their time to
mark her son’s clothes; so she procured a bottle of 'durable
ink, and,” said she, “in less than half an hour them gals had
my sou’s entrails on all his clothes!”
The following is the direction of a letter
received at this office yesterday:—
“I send you this for want of a better,
Now don’t, Sani Bowles, poke fun at my letter;
I’ll ticket it through with a three-penny pass,
And direct it, Republican, Springfield, Mass."
Here is a curious riddle, and the solution
thereto: It was done when it was began, it was done when it
was half done, aud yet it wasn’t done when it was finished.
Now what was it? Of course you can’t guess; and here is the
answer: Timothy Johnson courts Susan Dunn. It was Dunn
when it was began, it was Dunn when it was half done, and
yet it wasn’t Dunn when it was done—for it was Johnson.
“What a lovely woman!” was the excla
mation of Lord Chancellor Eldon, upon passing a first-class
beauty, when pacing up and down Westminster Hall with his
friend the Master of the Rolls, previous to the opening of their
respective Courts. “What an excellent Judge I” said the lady,
when her sensitive ear caught the flattering decree of the Lord
High Chancellor of England.
Tho origin of the term “ He’s a brick!”
is said to have been as follows: One Eastern Prince went to
visit another, who, having been shown all the curiosities and
a wish to sec the fortifications. Here
-1 upon his entertainer took him to a review of his troops, and ex
claimed, “These are my fortifications—every man is a
brick !”
The secret of Dante’s struggle through
life, was in the reckless sarcasm of his answer to the Prince of
Verona, who asked him how he could account for the fact, that,
in tlie household of princes, the court fool was in greater favor
than the philosopher. “Similarity of mind,” said the fieree
genius, “is all over the world the source of friendship.”
The surest way to fill a private apartment,
whether in a printing-office, a cotton factory, or a sausage
shop, with visitors, is to place over the door a placard, bearing
the inscription, “No admittance.” No person ever read that
prohibition over an entrance without instantly being attacked
by an ungovernable desire to rush right in.
Some wag put flour in the flute belong
ing to a member of the Albany Museum orchestra tho other
night. The result was, when they played, the innocant fid
dler on his right suddenly changed complexion, turning very
pale. His hair, in fact was at once very grey. The flute
player says, “it vos one mean choke.”
Some alarm is said to have been excited
in the maternal breasts of the female inhabitants of a village,
not very far away, by the following announcement upon the
door of a newcomer: taken in three seconds." It
was soon discovered, however, that he was not a kidnapper,
but a daguerreotypist.
ln one of the papers connected with the
first transportations of the Massachusetts Colony, is the follow
ing business memorandum :—“ To provide to send to New
England—Ministers; Patent under Seal; Men skilful in making
of pitch and saltwith a miscellaneous inventory, including
“coneys, tame turkeys, shoes, and copper kettles.”
A Southern darkey, having purchased a
hat, was observed to take it from his head on the fall of a
shower of rain, and to manifest considerable anxiety to pre
serve it from the wet. On being remonstrated with on his
supposed stupidity in thus leaving his head exposed, he wittily
observed—“ Hat belong to me—head to massa!”
—Hard-water is decided to be very injurious
to man and beast, causing diseases of the kidneys, &c., to the
former, and cutaneous attacks and loss of condition to the lat
er. It is obvious, therefore, that everybody should use soft
water as a beverage and thereby avoid the evil effects of
drinking hard.
A servant girl received the following
written character from a person who meant to compliment her
very highly:—“ This is to Certify that Isabel Weir served with
us during the last half year, and found her in every respect
Credlablc and/ree of Nothing that was any way rong."
Editor’s sanctums are almost always in
the third or fourth story. The reason for their selecting such
an elevated r position is, because they always have a great
amount oipuffing to do, and running up three flights of stains
on a warm day makes it come perfectly natural.
One of our young bloods dining at a fash
ionable hotel, a few weeks since, was requested by a gentlej
man to pass some article of food that was near him. “Do you
mistake me for a waiter?” said the exquisite. “No sir,” I
mistook you for a gentleman,” was the prompt reply.
John Randolph met a personal enemy in
the street one day, who refused to give him half the sidewalk,
saying that he never turned out for a rascal. “I do,” said
Randolph, stepping aside, and politely raising his hat—“pass
on, sir—pass on I”
J ust before going to bed, eat two pig’s
feet and a cold apple pie. In less than an hour you will see
a snake larger than a hawser, devouring eight blue haired
children, which have just escaped from a monster with sorrel
eyes and a red hot overcoat.
A late paper, published in the Green Isle,
after narrating the wreck of a vessel near Skerries, winds up
\fith the gratifying announcement that “all the crew were
saved, except four hogsheads of molasses.”
A young lady, says one of our exchanges,
remarked to a male friend that she feared she would make a
poor Bailor. The gentleman promptly answered, “Probably
—but I’m sure you would make an excellent mate."
A Yankee actor, determined not to quit
the stage even when he has “shuffled off this mortal coil,” has
bequeathed his skull to the Mobile theatre, for the use of
Hamlet when he moralizes on the pranks of Yorick.
Doctors frequently recommend “generous
diet” to impoverish patients, but we never hear who the indfc
viduals are that are so generous as to give it. Will zto-body
tell who they are ? Nobody will, we presume.
An exchange tells us that in a boat-race
on Canandaigua Lake, a few days since, a man a pair of
sculls pulled a boat four miles in 361-2 minutes. Where’s
Barnum ? •
“ Mistress Cherk, will you tell me if your
late talented husband ever adopted a nom deplume in any of
his literary labors ?” “ No, sir; I never knew him to have
one except on training days when he stuck it in his hat!”
ls there any harm in a man’s sitting down
in the lapse of ages?— Ex. Paper. No, but the ‘laps’ usual
ly chosen are those ranging from the “ages ” of eighteen to
—A Western paper, speaking of a man who
died in the most abject poverty and neglect, said that “ he died
without tlie aid of a physician.”
—A lady in this city, consoling her neighbor
for the loss of her son, was answered in tears, “if Billy's
grandmother is in heaven, I know the won't see Billy abused."
•* Come here, my dear, I want to ask
you all about your sister. Now, tell me truly—has she got a
beau ?” “ No, it’s the janders she’s got; the doctor says so.”
The other day an old lady rushed into the
garden in search of her daughter, upon being told that the
young lady had gone there with a “rake.”
The adage that “there is more pleasure
in giving than receiving,” is supposed to apply chiefly to kicks,
medicine, and advice.
The Feast of Imagination is thus descri
bed: “When your stomach is empty, and pocket ditto, sit
down and read a cookery book.”
The genius who files newspapers, lately
broke his instrument while operating on a “hard shell” organ.
and all those affections usually accompanying this disease,
Tpis certifies thfrt I have been afflicted with Piles for 18 years,
aua during that time have availed myself of the best medical aid
I could obtain, with only temporary relief. 1 then resorted to
such remedies as were recommeuded by my friends, to any and
every article that I could hear of, that promised any prospect of
relief. I have used au indefinite variety, both internal and exter
nal 1 some of which, instead of benetitting, materially injured me.
1 then relinquished their use, and at the suggestion of a distin
guished surgeon, submitted to a painful operation, confidently
expecting tha tthis would give me i resent relief. This operatioa
was performed three years ago ; for six months I was compara
tively well—when the complaint returned upon me worae than
ever, and continued to grow worse, till I commenced using Dr.
U’s Electuary. My general health suffered severely by the dis
ease—my strength wus failing, and flesh wasting away—my
countenance became sallow and my spirits depressed; yet strange
as it may appear, I am perfectly cured of the piles aud all the con
stitutional effects produced by them, from using two boxes of
Dr. Uphhm’s Electuary. I am n<fw in better health than 1 have
beeu before for 20 years. I have stated nothing but the truth
and have no mptive in thia statement but the benefit of others
who are undergoing similar sufferings. JOHN G. DEAL, corner
of Stanton aud Tillary-sts., Brooklyn, L. I.
Price of the Electuary, One Dollar per box. Sold by
Mrs. Hayes, 175 Fulton street, Brooklyn, and toy Druggists gen
erally, and by Dr. Upham 387 Fourth street, one door from tho
Bowery, and between the Bowery and Lafayette Place.
TENT DEPOT, corner of Broad wav and Pearl street,
(opposite the City Hospital,) where may be found every variety
of Silk Bunting, Standards, Guide Flags. Ensigns, Signals.
Burgees Jacks, long and broad Pendant Flys, Whips, and all
kinds of Military and Society Flags and Banners. Also, every
deseitfptiou of prepared mildew-paoof, ornamental and plain
Awnings, and Tents, Tarpaulins, Boat Cots, Sacking and Cot
Bottoms, and Clothes Bags, on hand, and made to order at short
• DINING SALOON, formerly Vandyke 4 Brinley, Nos.
21, 23 and 25 CATHARINE SLIP, (east of Catharine Market,
one door from 262 South street.)
Open Day and Night—Never Closed. London Porter,
pints, 2s. Scotch Ale, pints, 2s. Draught. Ale, 6d. The best of
Liquors and Segars at the Bar. SEVENTY SINGLE ROOMS
Beef Steak6d;Broiled Mackerel, .td Wheat Cakes6d
Pork SteakdolStewed Kidneys...do Buckwheat Cakes..do
Veal CutletdofPor’r House Steak. .2s Indian Cakesdo
Mutton Chopsdo Sirloin Steak....ls 6d Dry Toastdo
Broiled Chlckau....2s Broiled Chicken.... 1* Mush k Milk9d
Half Chicken2s|Hot Rolls«d Milk Toast..do
Ham & Eggsls6d Fried Tripe....w... do Rice k Milkdo
Fried Hanils Fried Liverdo Bread & Milkdo
Broiled Hamdo Fried Hasletdo FriedTotatoes... 8d
Boiled HamdojFried Sausages... ,do‘B«tter Cakesdo
Fried EggsCd Fried Flab:ddlTea<k>
Fish Ballsdo'. Fried Clawsde Coffeedo
Beef Stewdo Fried Eelsdo Chocolatedo
Broiled Eggsdo’Frled Shad9d|
Roast Beef.Cd Boiled Fish6<lßaw Oystersls
Roast Porkdo Pork * Beans9d Fried Tripedo
Roast Vealdo Pot Piedo Beef Soup9d
Roast Lambdo Clam Piedo Chicken Soupls
Corned Beef.do Veal Piedo SuccatashCd
Corned Mutton....do:Oyster do Sweet Potatoes.. , .do
Do. capre aauce.. .18d Chicken Pot Pie..l«d,Green Peas..;do
Roast Mutton9d Chicken Fricasse... dot Asparagusdo
Roast Turkeylß(l Chicken Stewdo Spinach3d
Roast Goose:do Ham k Eggsdo Boiled Onionsdo
Roast Chickendo Lamb Chopdo String Beansdo
Roast Duckdo Fried Oysters2s Lima BeausCd
Boiled Hamls Stewed Oysters....ls'
Plum Pudding6dl Apple Dumpling...CdlMlnce, Cranbery, Ap-
IndianPudding....do Blackb’y Pudding.do pie, Plum, Peach,
Suet Puddingdo Rough & Ready....do Custard an.l Lemon
Rice Puddingdo Whortleberrydo Pies...each Cd
Bread Pudding.....do’
AVENUE, between 26th and 27th streets, opposite Harlem
Railroad Market.
Proprietor of this popular LODGING HOUSE AND DINING
SALOON, is prepared to acoommodate citizens, travelers and
business men, with pleasant lodgings, and meals at all hours, in
a style equal to any other establishment in the city. He would
call attention to the following extensive and economical
Beef Steakfid.Fish BallsCdiMHk Toast9l
Pork Steakdo Por’rhouse Steak. 13d] Dry Toast6d
Veal Cutletsdo Tenderloin Steak.lßdl Fried Potatoes3d
Mutton Chops.. f..
Lamb Chopsdo.Broiled Chicken. ...2s Cocoaper bowl6l
Ham k Eggslßd Wheat Cakes6d Coffee & Cakesdo
Fried Hamls Buckwheat Cakes, .do Extra Bread3d
Fried Sausages... .6d Broiled Mackerel.. .do Brown Breaddo
Fried Fishdo Poached Eggsls Bread k Milk9l
Fried Clams:do Fried Eggs... .each 3d Rice k Milkdo
Fried Eels Eggs...each 3dl
Roost BeefCdlPotPicSd.Chicken Piels
Roast Lamb.do Clam PiedoiChickeu Frlcosee... Is
Roast Vealdo'Boiled Fishdo Beef Soupßd
Roast Porkdo Roast Turkeyls Lamb Chopsls
Corned Beef.do Roast Goosedo'.Pork Steakls
Corned Porkdo Roast Duckdo Fried Eggsls
Pork k Beans..... .do Roast Chickendojßeef Steak and
Meat Piedo 1 Onions.lßd
Sirloin SteaklSißrolled Chicken....2s Stewed Oysters....ls
Tenderloin Steak. .isJVeal Cutletls Fried Oysters2s
Port’rhouse Steak. 18d Raw Oystersls Pickled Oysters.... 18
Plum Pudding6d Apple Dumplings, .fid,Apple Pie6d
Suet Pudding6d Farina Pudding....EdCranberry Pie*»d
Bread Pudding6diTaploca Pudding. ..6d I Lemon Pie...6d
Rice Pudding6<l Peace Piefid Pumpkin PieGd
Indian Pudding... .6d Custard Pie6dl
Brandy, Wine, Porter, Ale, Ac.
Lodgings, 25 Cents per Night. Open at all hours.
LAWRENCE R. KERR, Proprietor.
LOONS—Nos. 8,10 and 12 FULTON ST.—The Hotel
and Dining Saloons, Nos. 8, 10 and 12 Fulton st., (opposite Ful
ton Market,) known as GOULD’S, having changed proprietors,
and been thoroughly refitted and repaired, are open, under the
above new name, for the reception of guests. They are now so
arranged as to offer to citizens and visiters to the City accommo
dations unsurpassed by any similar establishment. Permanent
and transient board and lodging are furnished on reasonable
terms. The house is at all times open, and meals are served at
all hours. Select dinner and supper parties are accommodated
to order. .
KING’S HOTEL, NO. 22 ANN Street,
near Broadway. Open all night. Office second floor.
Fifty good rooms and new beds. 25 cents a night. _
LOONS—Nos. 113 Fulton and 48 Ann sts. The under
signed respectfully inform the public that they have, at a very
heavy outlay, just completed the above elegant establishment,
in a style unsurpassed by any house of the kind in the Union,
which in extent, ventilation and general excellence, they be
lieve will be found to be equalled by few. The entire arrange
ments and decorations have been completed under the supervi
sion of distinguished artists, and the different departments are
placed under the management of persons of the first talent in
their respective lines. The Culinary Department is on the most
extensive scale, enabling the proprietors to have all their pas
try, Ac., prepared on the premises, under their own superin
tendence, and they pledge themselves to the public that nothing
second in quality shall ever be found on their table. Private
dining rooms on second floor. Meals furnished at any hour
from 6 o'clock A. M. until 8 P. M.
This house is now open. The proprietors feel confident that
their efforts to produce a first-class establishment will be duly
appreciated. BRANCH A CO.
THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC.—The subscribers would res
pectfully announce to their friends and the public that they have
recently fitted the large building, No. 4 Fulton street, as a Ho
tel and Dining Saloon, where every comfort that could possibly
be desired, on the most economical scale, may be enjoyed. The
Lodging Rooms are not surpassed by any in the city for comfort
and convenience, and they have, at a great expense, procured
a composition to put in a mortar that will destroy roaches and
all other insects, which may be a desirable consideration for
those who wish to sleep in peace.
The Larder will always he found stocked with all the choice
delicacies the markets afford, which will be served up at very
low prices.
Merchants and others having business in this city, will find
tliis hotel a desirable location, and one where all the comforts
of a home can be enjoyed, at a less price than at any other esta
blishment in this city.
Hamilton fire insurance
COMPANY.—Office, No. 5 TRYON ROW, corner of
Chatham street, Harlem Building. Capital $150,000 and a sur
plus. This company, having all its capital well and securely
invested, is prepared to issue policies on the most favorable
terms on Buildings, Merchandise, Furniture, and personal pro
perty ; also on Rents, Leases, Vessels in Port and their Cargoes.
John Bruce, Charles Jenkins, John C. Hull,
Chas. Wagner Hull, Starkie Levesey, JohnW. Newson,
Jacob Pecare, Calvin Condit, James Neeves,
John Hooper, Daniel D. Whitney, Alpheus Banning,
Solomon J esseurun, Timothy Dwight, Andrew Willets,
Win. L. Branch, C. S. Parsons, Timothy H. Burgher,
Henry David, E. W. Hudson, Alfred Jones,
Abm.* Wakeman, John J. Yellott, Cyrus H. Loutrel,
Thos. Morton, Richard J. Smith, Nelson Sammis,
David Green, B. A. Mayereau, R. G. Hatfield,
A. M. C. Smith, William M. Dodge, J. Windmuller,
Bernard McFeely, Israel C. Lawrence, E. H. Nichols,
Isaac Kipp, Jr., Josiah M. Whitney, F. L. Nichols.
New York, March 11, 1854.
JOHN BRUCE, President.
J. C. Winans, Secretary.
John T. Shepperp, Surveyor.
Hudson river marine and fire
Office, No. 3 NASSAU ST.. New York.
Capital, $300,000.
ASSETS, July Ist, 1853.
Security invested in Bonds and Mortgagessl92,o64 41
Notes in advance for Premiums 100,000 00
Bank Stocks held by the Company 13,400 00
Cash on Interest, subject to call 35,018 24
Cash on hand, and Bills Receivable 47,863 05
$388,315 70
Policies issued both on FIRE and MARINE Risks, upon fa
vorable terms, and losses adjusted with promptness and libe
Abijah Peck, James Noxon, John Peck,
Allred Noxon, Ab’m. Sickler, William Clute,
S. H. Sweetland, William Carey, Moses Powell,
James N. Knights, P. J. Bonesteel, Jas. T. Wiley,
P. J. Avery,
James Noxon, Sec’y. ABIJAH PECK, President.
A. NOXON, Vice President.
J. H. & J. J. SEARING, Agents.
New York.
Cash Capital, $200,000. All paid in and securely invested.
Office, 176 CHATHAM ST., corner of Mott street.
This Company Insure Buildings, Merchandise, Furniture, and
other property, against loss or damage by lire. All losses paid
within thii ty days after ascertained.
ISAAC O. BARKER, President.
J NO. W. KETCHAM, Vice President.
Darius Feny, Surveyor.
E. B. Fellows, Secretary.
February 9th, 1854.—At an election for directors of this Com
pany, held at their office this day, the following named persons
were duly elected for the ensuing year :
Frederick R. Lee, Herman Mass, John R. Paxton,
Samuel Willets, Geo. Webb. Alonzo A. Alvord,
Bartlett Smith, Chas. J. Dodge, Edward S. Gould,
Joseph R. Taylor, Edwin Pierson, Henry J. Bowen,
Adam W. Spies, John A. Deveau, Abram Cummings,
C. L. Everett, Gerard Stuyvesant, Theodore Banks,
Benj. W. Bradford, Clarkson Crolius, Samuel Weeks,
Jas. Robertson, Dentan Pearsall, Geo. L. Osborn,
Chas. L. Stickney.
And at a subsequent meeting of the Board, FREDERICK R.
LEE was unanimously re-elected President, and SAMUEL
WILLETS was unanimously re-elected Vice President for the
ensuing year. BENJAMIN J. PENTZ, Secietary.
PANY.— Office, Chatham Bank Buildings, No. 67 CHAT
HAM ST., (opposite Chambers street.,) continue to receive ap
plication for insurance on dwellings, warehouses, and stores,
and on household furniture, merchandize, and other property,
on the most favorable terms.
Wm. T. Pinkney, Wm. Everdell, JohnLeveridge,
John A. Bunting, John B. Dunham, Joseph C. Appleby,
Elias G. Drake, Eben’r 11. Brown, Wm. C. Arthur,
Peter D. Collins, Geo. B. Whitfield, Fran. W. Ogsbury,
James F. Freeborn, Egbert Scudder, Elisha Brooks,
Dan’l T. Willets, Benj. W. Clapp, Nash Moseman,
Elijah Houghton, Benj. W. Merriam, Wm. A. Brown,
Win. L. Conklin, John B. Moreau, Thos. Williams, Jr.
Peter H. Titus, Abram Duryee, Wm. Close,.
Andrew Brady, Steph. Pell, Geo. H. Franklin,
WM. T. PINKNEY, President.
Rob’t. D. Hart, Sec’y.J. M. Vreeland, Surveyor.
J COMPANY.—Offices, No. 61 CHAMBERS ST., and 63
At an election held this day, the following persons were
elected Directors for the ensuing year:
Com’s V. Anderson, Nathan’l P. Bailey, Jas. M. Benedict.
Samuel Bell, William S. Duke, Theobald C. Jung,
Zophar Mills, Norman Boardman, Adam P. Pentz,
John J. Serrell, Nathan Sullivan, William Adams,
Thomas M. Beare, Wyllis Blackstone, Ezra P. Davis,
Geo. A. Buckingham John A. Harriott, Eli Kelley,
George W. Littell, And’w. G. Norwood,Amanda C. Fargls,
Washington Smith, Thomas Thomas, Lawrence Turnure,
William Schall,
And at a subsequent meeting of the Board, CORNELIUS V.
ANDERSON was unanimously reflected President.
Fire insurance.—the Brook
lyn FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, having been 25
years in operation, continue to insure stores, dwellings, and
other buildings, merchandise, household furniture, vessels in
port and (heir cargoes, on as reasonable terms as any similar
institution. Office, 6 Merchant’s Exchange, Wall street, New
York, and 48 Fulton street, Brooklyn..
Alfred G. Stevens, Secretary.
The colonial life assurance
COMPANY OF SCOTLAND, Established Aug. 2, 1846,
registered and empowered under British Act of Parliament, 7o
and 8o Vic., c. 110.
CAPITAL, $5,000,000.
Established in the
By Registration and Deposit of Securities in accordance with
the Laws of the Legislature of the State of New York.
Office, No. 237 Broadway.
William C. Pickersgill, Esqßanker.
Richard Irvin, E*q Merchant*
Watts Sherman, Esq Banker.
Thomas Tileston, Esq Pres. Phoenix Bank.
Henry A. Coit, Esq Merchant.
Nathaniel Thayer. Esqßanker, Boston.
Erastus Corning, Esq Albany.
Royal Phelps, Esq Merchant.
James S. Wadsworth, Esq., of Genesee, Livingston Co. N.Y.
G. A. THOMSON, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, London.
The profits of the first seven years of the Company’s business
are to be made up to 25th May’and divided. Policies opened in
the With Profits Class before 25th May, participate in the di
Detailed prospectuses, forms of proposal, and every informa
tion may be obtained on application at the Company’s office,
By order of the Board of Directors.
G. A. THOMSON, President of the Co. in New York.
The peter cooper fire insur-
This company are now prepared to issue Policies of Insurance
at the lowest established rates, on Merchandise, Stores, Dwell
ings, Household Furniture, Ships in Port, their Cargoes, &c.
Nathan C. Ely, Peter Cooper, Hamilton Fish,
Thomas Morton, Isaac C. Kendall, Alfred W. White,
Thomas Camley, Milton G. Smith, James Morris,
Henry A. Burr, Harvey Hart, John Lewis,
Wm. B. Reynolds, William Robinson, Thomas Hyatt,
Henry C. Miles, Charles Perley, George Ri'blett,
George Colyer, Clarkson Crolius, James Crumbee,
Geo. W. Quintard, James A. Tilford, John D. Harriss,
Robt. J. Jimmerson, Andw. A. Bremmer, James D. Hart,
Cyrus H. Loutrel, John Foster, Jos. A. Skaden,
Josiah P. Knapp, Jos. R. Skidmore, Albert H. Wright,
Chas. G. Waterbury, Thos. McLelland, Wm. T. Blodgett,
Samuel Leach, Michael Devoy, Humphrey Phelps,
Silas Sutton.
NATHAN C. ELY, President.
William H. Ribley, Secretary.
Applications through the post will be immediately at
tended to.
American magnetic sewing
by Machinery, so long deemed impossible, and never before
completely successful is now a fixed and most important
now offer for sale, at their rooms, 397 Broadway, New York, by
far the most perfect and valuable Sewing Machines that have
yet been invented. These machines combine the great inven
tion of HOWE, the original inventor of Sewing Machines,
with the improvements of Thompson, who first made them ap
plicable to Tailor’s work, and of Coon, who surpassing all
others, has constructed a Machine perfectly adapted to all
kinds of work, heavy or light, fine or coarse, cloth, leather, silk
or linen,
This company owns the improvements and patents of
the three inventors, who are named above. They are not
infringers upon the rights of the patentees. Those buying
machines will not afterwards be called upon to pay the
owner of the Patent SSO or SIOO for the right to use them.
The machines sold by this Company aro much more simple
and less liable to get out of order than any other. They
are made in the most perfect manner at the great Machine shop
of the Messrs. Ames, 4 Co., and every machine is WAR
For solidity and simplicity this machine has no equal.
For Tailors’ fink and particular work—for mantilla ma
kers, for silk aud linen sewers, for show and harness ma
kers it is a most valuable invention, securing an immense sa
ving of time and money with great superiority of work.
These Machines have manifold and manifest advantages over
all others. The stitch never varies in length, however short the
turns may bo—the seams cannot rip or ravel, and surpasses
anything made by other machinery, or by hand, for strength
aud beauty. They feed both ways with equal facility. By
means of a friction roller, precisely the pressure that the ope
rator desires is secured upon the’ thread, the spool being en
• tirely free.
Many other points might be noticed, but suffice to say, the
American Magnetic Sewing Machine Company, determined
that they would sell no machine until they knew that they gave
the purchaser (sewing woman journeyman tailor, or wholesale
manufacturer,) the very best article in the world. Knowing
that they do tills, by having secured and combined at great
expense’ the three best inventors extant, they confidently
invite all to call at their rooms and satisfy themselves of the
great superiority of their work—not prick work but Tailor’s
Custom Work.’ JAMES T. AMES, President.
Wm. Wakeman, Secretary.
A. Hitchcock, Treasurer.
offered to the public with perfect confidence of its superiority
over an v other pocket revolver. For simplicity of construction,
ease of loading and capping, security of charges and caps, rapi
dity of discharging, power and accuracy, together with conve
nience in carrying, with no liability to accidental discharges, it
is far superior to any other Pistol yet made, and it is sold at an
extremely low price.
Also Depot for Sharp's Patent Rifle Pistol, Cartridges, Pri
mers, Ac.
Sharp’s Arms combine simplicity of construction, rapidity 6f
firing, and extraordinary range with perfect accuracy and an
equalled safety.
For sale wholesale and retail at J. G. BOLEN. No. 170 Broad
way, New York, between Maiden Lane and Liberty st.
P. CALDWELL, having received a Gold Medal at the
American Institute for the best assortment of Whips, would re
spectfully inform his numerous friends and customers, that he
continues to sell, wholesale and retail, at Tiis store, 260 Pearl
street, New York, and 4 North Fourth street, Philadelphia, his
splendid assortment of Whips and Canes of his own manufacture
at the lowest market price, which embrace the most magnificent
French and English styles. Dealers are respectfully invited to
call and examine my stock before purchasing elsewhere, as I
will give my friends a good article for the same price that they
would have to pay elsewhere for a common one. C. P. CALD
• WELL, 260 Pearl street, New York, and 4 North Fourth st.,
I rbUaddpliia.
on the Nature, Consequonces, Treatment and Cure of
Venereal Diseases, Strictures, Gonorrhoea, Seminal Diseases
from Self-Abuse, Ac., Ac.
These diseases, especially in the country, are very little un
derstood, and even in towns and cities there are many cases
which continue on from month to month uncured. Few are at
all aware till they have suffered from it, of the extent of misery,
both of mind and body, which is brought about by ignorance
and maltreatment of these complaints. To such particularly,
but, indeed, to all to whom it is an object to obtain an immediate
andprwafc cure, this Treatise is addressed. For the satisfaction
of strangers coming to New York, as well as those who write
by post, the Author deems it proper to make the following state
ment of his professional qualifications, as the ground on which
his work claims the attention and confidence of society, viz.: —
that he resided several years in Paris expressly to study this
particular class of diseases, the legal certificates of which,
given by the “Ecole Royale de Medicine,” ami signed by the
Professors, may be seen by any one (which immense and un
questionable advantage can be claimed by no one else in this
speciality in America); also, that his practice in New York has
been established many years ; that he is the Author of several
other medical works; and that be still devotes as much time as
possible (between the hours of 9 to 12 A. M., and 6 to 9 P. M.,
except Sunday, t© the cure of these diseases, at his office, No. 613
Houston street, near Wooster.
The Treatise, 14th edition, 342 pp., with illustrative plates,
price sl, is sold at 121 Nassau st., No. 1 Vesey st., (Astor House)
and by the Author—or mailed post-paid and securely envelop
ed, by addressing to Box 869 Post Office.
Consultations by Letter are addressed to same Box. The
treatment of these diseases is successfully conducted in this way.
PRINTER, 61 FULTON ST., N. Y.—Wedding, Visiting,
Invitation Autographs, Address and At Home Cards; Bridal
Envelopes, Cake Boxes, Silver Lace, Wafers, &c., &c.; Business
Cards, BUI Heads, Bills of Exchange, Portraits, Diplomas,
Parchments, Book and Magazine Work of every description, ex
ecuted in the best manner and at the lowest cash price.
WAREHOUSE, Nos. 29 and 31 Gold street; Manufaetotf
on Broome, Columbia, and Sheriff streets, New York.
R. HOE <fc CO. offer for sale of their own manufacture, single
and double cylinder and type revolving Printing Machines,
Washington and Smith Hand Presses, with Wrought Iron Cylin
ders ; Standing Presses of various kinds, Chases, Cases, Gal
leys, Furniture, Stands, Imposing Stones. Ac.
Every article connected with the arts or Letter Press, Copper
Plate, or Lithographic Printing, and Book Binding, always o«
hand, or furnished at short notice.
Printers, publishers, and others, wishing to purchase, will be
furnishend with an estimate for an Office or a Bindery, in detail
if desired.
A Catalogue of Prices, containing Cuts and descriptions of
many of the machines, may be had on application, by mail or
otherwise. •
They also manufacture superior warranted patent grovnd Cart
Steel Mill, Sit, Cross-cut, Circular, and other Saws, for sale al
theh* ware-rooms, and by the principal Hardware merchants
throughout the United States.
scription at 38 Rose street, N. Y. JOHN G. LIGHT
BODY is constantly manufacturing, and has always on hand
every variety of Printing Ink, from the finest Black and Co
lored to News Ink, which he warrants equal to any ever manu
factured, and at as low prices as can be sold by any regular
manufacturer. Orders forwarded by railroad or steamboat to
any part of the country, by addressing a note to me at 38 Rose
street New York.
N. B. This paper is printed with my News Ink; also, a great
many of the other papers in this city, Philadelphia, Boston, Bal
timore, New Orleans, and other cities and towns in the United
States. .
56, Ann street, (formerly corner of Theatre Alley,) New York.
Newspaper and Book Work promptly executed. Plain and
Fancy Job Printing, of every description, at the lowest prices,
for cash only. Cards Printed on the Patent Rotary Press.
Type and printing materials.
The undersigned beg respectfully to inform their
that they have removed to their
Wos. 29, 31 and 33 Beekman Street,
and trust from the facilities there offered by every modern im
provement, to mset a continuance of liberal support.
Fonts of
varying from 100 lbs. to 1000 lbs. weight will be kept on hand,
as well as a varied assortment of
to which department over 5,000 matrices have been added
since the printing of their last specimen.
Every article necessary for tho furnishing of complete
Printing Offices furnished at short notice.
The subscribers would beg to call the attention of the Trade
to their Metal, which for durability has not been equalled by
any Foundry in the United States. By a peculiar combination
of metals, arrived at from an experience of thirty years, they
are enabled to cast type, which they feel assured will last one
third longer than that/urrii«7ied by any other Foundry in, the
United States.
Nos. 29, 31 and 33 Beckman street.
N. B.—The Type on which this paper is printed, is from the
above Foundry.
Fashionable goods.—str aw
AND SILK BONNETS. —The excellent
ment of Straw and Silk Bonnets sold by Mrs. A. BLAKE, L w
of No. 178 BOWERY, opposite Delancey street, has longrSNJ
been appreciated by the fashionable portion of the community.
Her stock comprises all the new styles, and in every pleasing
variety. Everything in her line may be found at her establish
ment of the best shapes, styles and fabrics. Call and see this
beautiful stock of fashionable Millinery, at 178 Bowery, opposite
Delancey st.
First premium and great ex
564 BROADWAY.—For eight years the undersigned has
gained the FIRST PREMIUM at the Fair of the American
Institute, and three years at the New York State Fair; also, the
First Premium of the World's Fair, London, in 1851. At the
New York Crystal Palace she has been honored with the First
Premium—a Bronze Medal with esn«*ial mention for neatness
and beauty of finish; also the first aw only Premium for Split
Straw Bonnets was awarded by the Jurors.
Mrs. SIMMONS now desires to inform her patrons and stran
gers visiting New York, that her Show Rooms have been greatly
enlarged and filled with the largest and best selected stock of
French and English Millinery and Straw Goods to be found in
this country, as they have been selected by her agent in Paris
and London, with the greatest care. The moderate scale of
Profit and Prices which has always been characteristic of the
proprietor of this establishment, will be strictly adhered to.
P.S.—Merchants and Milliners supplied by the Case or Single
Bonnet. Pattern Bonnets constantly on hand.
Mrs. WM, SIMMONS, sfrl Broadway.
Fashionable spring milline-
has the pleasure of announcing to the ladies of New York
and strangers visiting the city, that she has opened a large
and beautiful assortment of Spring Millinery, consisting of Silk,
Crape, Blonde, &c.; Ribbon; Bonnets, in every variety of style
and color; also, several cases of Straw Goods; al!of which she
is determined to dispose of on the most reasonable terms. Coun
try Milliners and Merchants supplied with pattern Bonnets.
Only Prize Medal Millinery, 111 CANAL STREET,
Mrs. CRIPPS, with much pleasure, informs the ladies of-tL WJ
New York and vicinity, that her establishment is nowre-cM
plete with the most elegant styles of Ladies’ and Misses’ Bonnets
of ioreign and domestic manufacture, in every desirable mate
rial. Her peculiarly charming forms, as well as the artistic ar
rangement of her trimming, has called forth plaudits from the
most respectable Gazettes of Fashion in the Union, and at the
New York Crystal Palace the First and Only Prize Medal was
officially awarded her for the best Silk Millinery exhibited, which
must leave no doubt in the minds of ladies of discernment as to
her artistic abilities.
First premium millinery.— Mrs.
C. STONEHILL, of No. 7 DIVISION STREET, has rr --x
the satisfaction to announce to her friends aud the public,
that she has received the FIRST PREMIUM for superiorrv®
Millinery, and has just now opened a rich and elegant assort
ment of the most fashionable Bonnets of the latest Parisian
styles. Since receiving the premium, she has been compelled to
keep a larger and better assortment and a richer quality of goods
than ever before, in order to accommodate her rapidly extend
ing custom. Shb would therefore respectfully solicit the public
attention to it, as she feels confident that her former success in
meeting the approbation of a numerous and fashionable class of
customers will be more than realized in the new efforts which
she is making to be worthy of still more patronage.
N.B.—Merchants and Milliners supplied with Patterns and
Bonnets, wholesale and retail, on the most reasonable terms.
RION, of No. DIVISION STREET, formerly
of No. 675£, takes the present occasion to inform her
tomers and the public, that she has now on hand a
fashionable and splendid assortment of Spring Millinery, which
has been selected with great care, and which she feels confident
will be found elegant and tasteful. The styles and patterns are
of the latest fashions. Mrs. Rlon always takes pleasure in sho w
ing her goods, and when work is entrusted to her it will be
promptly and neatly done. Ladies will consult economy by
examining her stock. N.B.—Country Merchants and Milliners
PRIZE NOTICE.— By referring to the
Report of the Jurors of Uie Crystal Palace, it will be seen
that the first Prize Medal for Millinery; also the first and only
prize for Split Straw was awarded to Mrs. WM. SIMMONS, 564
36 OLD SLIP, corner of South street, New York. — KkJSrV
Persons desirous of sending for their friends in the
Country can at all times procure certificates of passage from the
subscriber, who has, in connexiou with one of the first houses in
Great Britain, a very complete and extensive arrangement for
the accommodation of persons emigrating to America. For the
prompt execution of his engagements, he has the advantage of
having the sole agency, for passengers, of the splendid new
ships comprising the EAGLE LINE OF NEW YORK AND
Sailing twice a month, throughout the year, from each part. In
all cases where the parties do not come forward, the money will
be refunded without deduction. Bills at sight for sale, In sums
to suit, which will be cashed at the banks, and in the principal
towns throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, BAR
NETT, HOARES & CO., Bankers, London, and James
McHENRY, merchant, Liverpool. Apply, or address by note,
post-paid, to JOHN McMICHAEL, 36 OLD SLIP, corner of
South street, New York.
Black ball line packets
FROM LIVERPOO L.—Passage to and from
Liverpool by the above line, on the Ist and 16th of eve
ry month. Drafts for £1 and upwards on the ROYAL ggr—ffi&R
BANKERS, LONDON, to be had at the old and long establishea
house of ROCHE, BROTHERS, & CO., 34 Fulton street, next
door but one to the Fulton Bank. Please recollect our No. is 34
Taps cott’S general emigra-
W. A J. T. TAPSCOTT & CO., in presenting their
Annual Circular to the public, beg to say that the
success which has hitherto attended their arrangements for the
transit of passengers from the Old Country, gives them the
greatest confidence in submitting their magnificent Line of Pack
ets to the public, as possessing the most eligible accommodation
for the health and comfort of passengers, 'and standing pre-emi
nent to any other line. In addition to their original unequaled
line, they have, during the past year, built several other superb
packets, the more fully to carry out their increasing business.
In the construction of these vessels the utmost attention has
been paid to the latest improvements in light, ventilatioh and all
other qualities calculated to promote the health and convenience
of passengers. The commanders of their several ships are men
of undoubted nautical skill and experience in the trade, and are
selected with a due regard for their well-known kindness and
attention; and they assure the public that nothing shall be
wanting on their part to insure a continuance of that oonfidence
which has been reposed in them.
now comprise the following magnificent ships:
Albion, (new) Houghton, Florida, A. Z.
Emerald Isle, (new Kennebec, Pacer, N. Hampshire,
Shamrock, (new) Richard Morse Otaconthe, Roscius,
Cambria, (new) And’w Foster, Falcon, Siddons,
Dread Naught, (new) Rappahannock Empire, Garrick,
Continent, John Raveual, Compromise Sheridan,
Ben Adams, Constellation, Centurion, John Rutledgde
Emma Fields, Underwriter, Arctic, Northampton,
Wm. Tapscott (new) West Point, Antarctic, Progress, (new)
Kossuth, Waterloo, E. Z., State Rights,
Two of the above ships will be dispatched from Liverpool
every w-eek throughout the year, thus passengers can fully
rely on not having any detention at that port; and the same at
tention which has hitherto characterized our Liverpool House
will still be paid to the embarkation of all persons whose passage
may be engagedin the United States or Canada, for this line.
Persons sending for their friends in any part of Great Britain
or Ireland, will therefore perceive the superiority of these ar
rangements by which their friends can be brought out better
and quicker than by any other house.
Sail as usual from New York and London every alternate
Thursday, and comprise the following very superior ships, viz:
Ocean Queen, Southampton I He’d’k Hudson I Northumberland
Marg’ret Evans | Devonshire, | Victoria, | American Eagle,
Passage in eitheir of which can be engaged at the lowest rates.
Also, A Regular Weekly Line of Pad.etsfor New Orleans.
W. & J. T. T. & Co., still continue to issue Drafts on England,
Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Germany, viz :
IRELAND—On DUBLIN, payable in all the provincial towns.
ENGLAND—On AV. TAPSCOTT & CO., Liverpool, and
PRESCOTT, GROTE & CO., London, payable throughout Eng
land and Wales.
gow, and all their Branches.
GERMANY—On Messrs. GOGEL, KOCH & CO., Bankers.
Frankfort ou-the-Malne, payable throughout Germany aud
FRANCE—On Messrs. EDWARD BLOUNT & CO., Bankers,
payable throughout France.
Such Drafts are paid at sight, without discount or any
Other charge.
Persons residing in the country, and wishing to engage
passage or send money to their friends, can do so by remitting
the amount to W. & J. T. T. & Co., with full discretions, which
will immediately be attended to, and a receipt returned per first
Emigrants and others for warded to the West and Canada,
in the same expeditious and economical manner as heretofore.
Any further information will be given on application,
personally or by letter addressed to
W. & J. T. TAPSCOTT 4 CO.,
82 South-st., New York ;
St. George's Buildings, and Old Hall. Old Hall st., Liverpool,
No. 7 Eden Quay, Dublin; or any of their Agents throughout
the United States and Canada.
_LI Passenger Trains leave Pier, foot of Duane «*%
street, as follows, viz.: I HL
Buffalo Express, at 6.00 A. M., for Buffalo
direct, over the N. Y. & E. R. R. and the B. & N.
Y. C. R. R. without change of Baggage or Cars.
Dunkirk Express, at 7-00 A. M. for Dunkirk.
Mail, at 8.15 A. M.,for Dunkirk and Buffalo and intermediate
stations. Passengers by this Train will remain over night at any
station between Binghampton and Corning, and proceed the next
Way Express, at 12.45 P. M., for Dunkirk.
Rockland Passenger, at 3.30 P. M., (from foot of Chambers
street) via Piermont, for Suffern and intermediate stations.
Way Passenger, at 4.00 P. M., for Otisville, and intermediate
Night Express, at 6.00 P. M., for Dunkirk and Buffalo.
Emigrant, at 6.00 P. M., for Dunkirk and Buffalo and inter
mediate stations.
On SUNDAY, only One Express Train, at 6.00 P. M.
Thsse Express Trains connect at Elmira with the Elmira and
Niagara Falls Railroad for Niagara Falls: at Buffalo with first
class splendid steamers on Lake Erie for all ports on the Luke;
and at Dunkirk with the Lake Shore Railroad for Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Toledo, Detroit, Chieago, Ac.
D. C. McCALLUM, General Sup’t
Merchandise and Packages of every description,
Specie, Bank Notes, Ac., forwarded daily in
charge of Messengers, to and from
and all’intermediate places.
Notes, Drafts and Bills collected, and orders attended to,
with promptness, and at reasonable rates.
Debenture Goods, or Goods in Bond, will receive prompt at
tention in New York, and be forwarded with all dispatch. In
voices should be sent with all Goods going to or coming from
Canada, to pass them up the customs.
Bills of Exchange may be had at either of our offices on
England, Ireland, Scotland, France and Antwerp, from £1 up
No. 16 Wall street, New York. I No. 3 Place d’Arms, Montreal.
“ 221 River street, Troy, | St. Andrews Wharf, Quebec.
BROADWAY offers for sale daily at his
stand, 844 BROADWAY, one door above Thir
teenth street, a choice lot of Beef, Veal, Mutton,
Lamb, and all other meats in their season, to
which he would respectfully inrite the attention of the public.
to inform his friends and the public that
he can be found at the old stand, No. 33
WASHINGTON MARKET, where the cboic
est Beef, Veal, Mutton and Lamb can be had J*
at all times at reasonable prices. Beef, Ac., sent to all parts of
the city free of charge. M. H. CHASE, late Deputy Sheriff, 33
Washington Market.
GOLD ST., N. Y.—A good assortment of
fashionable PARLOR and CHAMBER FURNI
TUBE, insults or otherwise;—also an extensive
supply of his celebrated Premium aud Cottage Vs—
BEDSTEADS, constantly on hand, with MATTRESSES,
SPRING BEDS, BOLSTERS and PILLOWS to fit. Hotels and
others supplied with every article in their line at the lowest
69 Gold street, between Beekman and Spruce.
ROBT. M. PATRICK is the Sole Manpfactu-
rer in the United -States, of the above celebrated [rajjaf
Safes, and F. C. GOFFIN’S Impenetrable Defiance
Lock and Cross Bars—the best -Safes and Locks UajW"!
combined in the world, to whom tho highest pre
miums have just been awarded by the Committee of the Metro
politan Mechanics' Institute of Washington, and the American
Institute. New York. Depot, 192 Peajl street, one door below
Maiden Lane, N. Y., formerly 90 John street.
• to order and keeps constantly op hand a large
Bortmentof the finest of FRENCH PATENT LEATH-O -
ER BOOTS, SHOES and GAITERS. Also, of the fin-glka
eat of French Calfskin, Dress, Cork Sole, and all kinds !**•
of Water Proof Boots and Shoes. I have received four Premi
ums at the Fairs of the American Institute for the superiority
of my work. I keep but one quality of Boots, and have had
but one price. Aadoukfl BQ cxQ&pUQQtQ Ui gQßOlrt
Vy puactuamy.
Albert weber, piano-forte
Nos. 103 and 105 West Broadway, (near Franklin,)
Sole Manufacturer of the celebrated CON CERT’iiaii
The subscriber would inform his numerous friends and cus
tomers, that he has greatly enlarged his manufacturing depart
ment in order to meet the increase in demand for his unrivalled
PIANOS ; and as every Piano, especially tone and touch, is
personally superintended by the subscriber, the public will be
wan-anted an instrument which, for beauty, strength and dura
bility, power and sweetness of tone, and touch, stands unsur
passed. Every Piano sold at the lowest manufacturers’ price.
A call is respectfully solicited.
respectfully informs his friends and the
thathehas removed his Piano-Forte Warerooms
the elegant saloon. No. 483 Broadway, over the en-‘ * lx! I
trance to Wallack’s Theater, where he will keep constantly on
hand a splendid assortment of Piano Fortes, of his own manu
facture, and also those of other makers, from the lowest price
Piano up to his splendid grand pianos at SI,OOO each. He will
also keep an assortment of new and second hand Pianos to let
on hire. Pianos bought and sold, exchanged and repaired.
N. B.—No connection with any other establishment
sorlment of Piano Fortes in the city, may be^,—nr«-.
found at the Warerooms of N. P. B. CURTIS, No. 417
Broadway, consisting of George Hew’s celebrated'*! i “II
American Patent Action Pianos, anda variety of New York and
Boston make, with and without the ASolian. Also, Boudoir and
second-hand Pianos for sale or to let. N. P. B. CURTIS, No.
447 Broadway.
respectfully informs Ills former customers
the public in general, that he continues his manufac
tory and warerooms at 37 Mercer street, between*«i *£. I I
Grand and Broome, where may be found a splendid assort
ment of Piano Fortes, from 6J-4 to 7% octave, with the latest im
490 Hudson st., N. Y. >I ■ * ■ I
Dealers supplied on liberal terms.
Piano Fortes on hire, and old ones taken I© exenange.
WAY, N. Y.—These Pianos are highly recommended
by the Profession, particularly as to the action,which, * • • 411
by a slight, thougn important alteration, adds greatly to the
power, brilliancy of tone, and facility of executing repeating
passages. The wood material is kiln dried, and the workman
ship of the best; the stock is large, embracing all the various
styles of cases from the plain square to the richly carved Grand.
We invite attention and comparison, as we feel assured that
these instruments are equal to any in market, and we offer
them at 10 per cent, less than the usual prices. The trade will
be liberally dealt with.
Samuel Ck Jollie, publisher of JULLIEN’S popular musio,
has a large assortment of these Pianos for sale at his Music
Store, No. 300 Broadway.
am selling all descriptions of Gold and Silver Watches,
Jewelry, and Silver Ware, at retail, much less than
usual price.
Real Robert Roskell Watches, each warranted perfect time
COOPER WATCHES, Duplex and Levers, in hunting cases,
perfect time-keepers.
Independent Second and Quarter Second Watches, in gold
hunting cases, for timing horses.
Some in hunting cases.
Fine Gold Watches, full jewelleds2s 00
Fine Gold Detached Levers, full jewelled 28 00
Gold English Patent Levers, froms3s to 45 00
Gold English Patent Levers, hunting cases 75 00
Silver Patent Levers, as low as 20 00
Silver Detached Leversl2 00
And all other styles of Watches at equally low prices.
DIAMONDS.—Diamond Crosses, Breast Pins, Finger Rings,
Ear Rings, of the richest styles, for sale at much less than the
usual prices.
and Silver Watches of the latest patterns in great variety, and
warranted to be of the best quality.
REPAIRS.—AII kinds of Watches and Clocks cleaned and
repaired in the best manner. O. S. JENNINGS,
Fulton street, near William, N. Y.
• have, by an immense outlay of time and capital, JtK
succeeded in rendering the mechanism of their Clocks,
Chronometers, and Time-keepers generally, absolutely
perfect. An observation is every day taken, at their establisn
ment, and the Clock which they have erected, and which is visi
ble to the whole world passing up and down Broadway, is a
perfect Time Regulator, and may be always implicitly relied
on. By the adoption of new scientific and mechanical principles
in the construction of the machinery, Messrs. H. SPERRY &
CO. have arrived at absolute and iafallible accuracy in the
maitofacture of time-pieces of every description.
Public Clocks for churches and public buildings, in any part
of the country, furnished to order, and warranted to run with
perfect accuracy. Government and Railroad Offices, Post-
Offices, Manufactories, &c., &c., promptly supplied with un
failing and unswerving time-regulators.
A great variety of Clocks, Chronometers, and Time-Pieces,
of every description, on hand.
H. SPERRY & CO., 338 Broadway.
Established in 1789. g
No. 2 Nassau-st., (directly opposite the Custom House,) t&EK
Gold and Silver Patent Levers, Fine Lepine ana Anchor Escape
ment Watches, Watch Materials, Superfine Clocks,Gold Pens.
Pencil Cases, Spectacles, Guard Chains, Thimbles, Gold
Jewelry in every variety, comprising the choicest articles in
the line, such as Diamond Sets, Ear Rings, Finger Rings,
Breast Pins, Pearl Suits, Ac., Silver Spoons, Pencil Cases,
Thimbles, Spectacles, Ac., &c.
MOTT, BRO’S, are successors to their father, Jordan Mott,
established in 1789 ; consequently the oldest establishment of
the kind in New York. The articles which they soli may always
be relied upon as being of the quality represented.
They have workmen constantly employed in Cleaning, Re
pairing and Regulating—who have many years’ experience,
and who have not their equals in this or any other city in the
United States.
DIAMONDS and other JEWELRY ; also Sterling
sr Ware of latest patterns. The subscriber would
call the attention of purchasers to the large and elegant
assortment of goods in his line, which he offers for sale at much
less than usual prices, affording an unequalled stock to select
from. Among the many articles of bijouterie will be found the
following, which he offers wholesale and retail:
Warranted perfect timekeepersslso to $250
Duplex and Levers, froml2s to 275
And quarter second Watches, for timing horses.... 125 to 250
Splendid pocket Chronometers, perfect time-keepers 125 to 250
Which run eight days with once windingl4o to 185
For ladies, some in hunting cases 35 to 100
For ladies, some in magic cases 55 to 300
Which change into three different Watchesloo to 175
And turn the hands without a key 85 to 140
The cases of which are so arranged as to combine the
Watph and Locket in one 85 to 150
Fine Gold Lepine Watches, 4 holes jewelleds2s 00
Fine Gold Detached Levers 30 00
Gold Enamelled Watches for Ladies 35 00
Gold English Patent Levers 35 00
Gold English Patent Levers, hunting cases 58 00
Silver Patent Levers as low as 16 00
Silver Detached Levers 14 00
LADIES’ GOLD SETS, Ear-rings, Pins and
Bracelets§ls to $75 00
EAR-RINGS, $2 to $25; PINS, $2 to $25: BRACE-
LETSSS 00 to SBO 00
GOLD LOCKETS. 1, 2 and 4 glasses 300 to 25 00
GOLD GUARD CHAINS 10 00 to 30 00
GOLD VEST CHAINS 800 to 85 00
GOLD FOB CHAINS 600 to 25 00
GOLD GUARD KEYS 1 00 to 5 00
GOLD FOB KEYS 1 00 to 6 00
GOLD FOB SEALS 300 to 12 00
GOLD THIMBLES 2 50 to 5 00
GOLD PENCILS 1 75 to 7 00
G OLD PENS and PENCILS 350 to 16 00
DIAMOND RINGS 7 00 to 250 00
DIAMOND PINS 15 00 to 300 00
GOLD CROSSES 200 to 12 00
GOLD FINGER RINGS, with Stones 200 to 15 00
GOLD SLEEVE BUTTONSper set 250 to 12 00
GOLD STUDSper set 150 to 10 00
GOLD SPECTACLESper pair 500 to 900
GOLD EYE-GLASSES 1 75 to 6 00
SILVER TEA-SPOONSper set 500 to 900
SILVER TABLE-SPOONSper set 12 00 to 21 00
SILVER TABLE-FORKSper set 13 00 to 23 00
SILVER CUPS, for children 500 to 15 00
SILVER NAPKIN RlNGSeach 1 50 to 3 00
GOLD ARMLETS, for childrenper pair 250 to 600
PLAIN GOLI) RINGS 75 to 3 00
CHASED GOLD RINGS 1 00 to 5 00
GOLD SCARF PINS.. 100 to 700
GEORGE C. ALLEN, Importer,
Wholesale and Retail, 11 Wall-st.,
second floor, near Broadway.
THE UNDERSIGNED having removed his
BAKERY from his old stand, No. 79 Beekman street,
to 330 PEARL STREET, between Peck Slip and Dover
street, where he has increased facilities for conducting zT-w!
the Baking business in all its branches, will be prepared **-“"**
to supply Steamboats, Ships, Hotels, Restaurants, Groceries,
and Families with a superior article of Loaf Bread—together
with all the various kinds of Biscuits, Crackers, &c., and the
best assortment of Table Cake. The subscriber is grateful for
past favors, and a continuance is respectfully solicited.
JAMES KELLY, 330 Pearl st.
There has long existed a public demand for an i
effective purgative pill which could be relied on as
sure and perfectly safe in its operation. Tills has
been prepared to meet that demand, and an exten- V
sive trial of its virtues has conclusively shown Ug
what success it accomplishes the purposes deslgned.flgSTWjwfa
It is easy to make a physical pill, but not so easy to
make the best of all pilto— one which should have none of the
objections, but all the advantages, of every other. This has
been attempted here, and with what success we would respect
fully submit to the public decision. It has been unfortunate for
the patient hitherto that almost every purgative medicine is ac
rimonious and irritating to the bowels. This is not. Many of
them produce so much griping pain and revulsion in the system
as to more than counterbalance the good to be derived from
them. These pills produce no irritation or pain, unless it arise
from a previously existing obstruction er derangement in the
bowels. Being purely vegetable, no harm can arise from their
use in any quantity; but it is better that any medicine should ba
taken judiciously. Minute directions for their use in the several
diseases to which they are applicable are given on the box.
Among the complaints which have been speedily cured by them,
we may mention Liver Complaint, in its various forms or Jaun
dice, indigestion. Languor and Loss of Appetite, Listlessness,
Irritability, Billions Headache, Billions Fever, Fever and Ague, •
Pain in the Side and Loins; for, in truth, all these but the
consequence of diseased action in the Liver. As an Aperient,
they afford prompt and sure relief in Costiveness, Piles, Colic,
Dysentery, Humors, Scrofula and Scurvy, Colds with soreness
of the body, Ulcers and Impurity of the blood; in short, any and
every case where a purgative is required.
Th’eey have also produced some singularly successful cures
In Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, Gravel, Ervsipelas, Palpitation
of the Heart, Pains in the Back, Stomach, and Side. They
should be freely taken in the sping of the year, to purify the
blood and prepare the system for the change of seasons. An
occasional dose stimulates the stomach aud bowls into healthy
action, and restores the appetite and vigor. To Purify the
blood, and, by their stimulant action oh the circulatory systems
renovate the strength of the body, and restore the wasted o,
diseased energies of the whole organism. Hence an occasion
al dose is advantageous; eventhough no serious derangement’
exists; but unnecessary dosing should never be carried too far,
as every purgative medicine reduces the strength, when taken
to excess. The thousand cases in which a physic is required
cannot be enumerated here, but they suggest themselves to
the reason of every body; and it is evidently believed this pill
will answer a better purpose than anything which has hither
to been available to mankind. When their virtues are one©
known, the public will no longer doubt what remedy to em
ploy when in need of a cathartic medicine.
Practical and Analytical Chemist,
Lowell, Mass.
JK3"- Price 25 cents per box. Five boxes for sl.
For the rapid Cure of
This remedy has won for itself such notoriety from its cures
of every variety of pulmonary diseases, that it is entirely un»
neceesary to recount the evidence of its virtues in any commu
nljy where it lias been employed. So wide is tho field of its
usefulness, and so numerous the cases of its cures, that almost
every section of the country abounds in persons publicly known,
who have been restored from alarming and. even desperate
diseases of the lungs by its use. When once tried its superiori
ty over ever every other medicine of its kind is too apparent to
escape observation, and when its virtues are known, the pub
lic no longer hesitate what antidote to employ for the distress
ing and dangerous affections of the pulmonary organs which
are incident to our climates. And not only in formidable at
tacks upon the lungs, but for tlih milder variety of Colds,
Coughs. Hoarseness, Ac.; and for Children it is the pleasant
est apd safest medicine that can be Obtained.
As it has long been in constant use throughout this section, we
need not do more than assure the people its quality is kept up
to the best that it ever has been, and that the genuine article is
RING, 192 Broadway, New York, and by Druggists gen
Citizens of the Union :
You have done me the honor, as with one voice, from one end
of the Union to the otherrio stamp the character of my Ointment
with your approbation, Tit two years since I made it
known among you, and alreauy it has obtained more celebrity
than any other Medicine In so short a time.
38 corner of Ann and Nassau streets, New York,
W. J. Langley, of Huntsville, Yadkin, North Carolina suf
fewftd fow’ine years with one of the sioat painful and troublesome
sore legs that ever fell to the lot of man ; and after trying every
medicine he bad ever heard of, he resigned iu despair all hope of
being cured ; but a friend brough£2him a couple of pots of Hollo
way’s Ointment, whicli caused the sores on his legs to heal, and
entirety regained his health, to the astonishment of his ac
quaintances and friJnds: 9
Mr. K. DUB ANT. of/iew Orleans, addressed Professor Hollo
way as follows':—Fot 7"yearsnjy wife had a bad breast, with ten
ronnbjg wounds, (not of a cancerous nature.) I was told that !
nothing could save her; she was then induced to use your Oint
ment and Pills, when in a short space of three mouths, they af
fected a perfect cure, to the asfoiiisbincnt of all who know us.
We obtained your Medicines from Messrs. Wright & Co., of Chartres
street, New Orleans. I send this from “Hotel des Princess, la
ris, although I had written It at New Orleans, before we finally
left, at that time, not knowing your address at New York.
Nov. 9th, 1853. (Signod) R. DURANT.
Tha Pills should be used conjointly with the Ointment m most
of the following cases:
gLegs Contracted k Lumbago Sore Throats
Breasts Stiff Joints Piles Skin Disease©
Fistula© Rheumatism Scurvey
iUn a Gout Salt Bheum Sore Heads
Qhilblaius Glandular Scalds Ulcers
Chapped Hands Swellings Sore Nipples Wounds
Sold at die Establishment of Professor HOLLOWAY, 38 cor
ner of ANN ajid NASSAU STREETS, NEW YORK ; also, by
all respectable Druggists opd Dealers iu Medicines throughout
the United states, in Pots, at 37M cents, 87 cents and 150 cents
each. To be had Wholesale of the Principal Drug Houses in
the Union.
is a considerable saying by taking the larger sizes.
N. B.—Directions.lor the guidance of patients in every disor
der are affixed to elch Pot.
_LtJL new method.—a most wondebfol discove-
RY has recently been made by Dr. CURTIS, for theoureof
Asthma, Consumption, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds, and all
Lung Complaints, by Medicated Inhalation. Dr. CURTIS’S H Y
SYRUP has accomplished the most wonderful cures of Asthma
and Consumption in the City of New York and vicinity for a
few' months past, ever known to man. It is producing an im
presssion on Diseases of the Lungs never before witnessed by
the medical profession. [Sec certificates iu hands of agents.)
The Inhaler is worn on the breast,’ under the linen, without
the least inconvenieuce, the heat of the body being sufficient to
evaporate the fluid—supplying the lungs constantly with a heal
ing and agreeable vapor, passing into all the air-cells and pas
sages of the lungs that cannot possibly be reached by any other
medicine. Here is a case of
Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec., 20th, 1858.
For about eight years I have been aeveruly afflicted with tho
Asthma: for the last two years I have suffered beyond all my
powers of description; i*«Bths at a time I have not been able to
sleep in a bed, getting whA rest I could sitting In iny chair. My
difficulty of breathing, and my sufferings were so great at times,
that for hours together my friends expected each hour would be
xnr last. During the past six years I have had the aid and attend
ance of some of the most celebrated physicians, but have received
no permanent benefit, aud but little relief. lat length hud the
good fortune to procure Dr. Curtis's ilygeana, or InhaHfug Hy
gean Vappr and Cherry Syrup. At the time 1 first obtained it, I
was suffering under one of my most violent attacks, aud was in
great distress, almost suffocating for want of breath. In less
than ten miuutea from the time I applied the Inhaler to my sto
mach, and took a tea spoonful of the Qherry Syrup, I wt»s relieved
in a great measure from the difficulty of breathing, and had u
comfortable night. I have since continued it with the greatest
possible benefit, aud am now comparatively well. God only
knows the amount of suffering this medicine has relieved me
from. My advice to the suffering is—try it.
New York, Dec. 27th, 185 J.
I came to New York in the ship Telegraph ; my native place is
St. John, New Brunswick; when I reached this city my health
was very poor; had a very bad cough, raised a good deal of mat
ter, which was frequently mixed with blood ; bad pain in my left
Bide, and was vary weak and emaciated. My friends aud physi
cian pronounced iny case Consumption, and beyond the reach of
medicine. I accidentally heard of Dr. Curtis’s Hygeaua, or In
baling Hygean Vapor and Cherry Syrup, and attained a package,
whit h I verily believe was the moans of saving my life. Soon af
ter wearing tho Inhaler, I found it relieved the pressure on my
lungs, and after awhile the disease made its appearance upon the
surface under the Inhaler. I took the Cherry Syrup as directed,
and continued to do so, my cough gradually growing better, un
til it entirely left me, and I now consider myself cured. I stiM
wear the Inhaler, as the use of it is rather pleasant, and believing
it strengthening and purifying to the lungs, I feel at
present to dispense with it. JOHN WOOD.
SOLD by BOYD 4 PAUL, No. 40 Cortland street; C. H.
Ring, corner of John street and Broadway, N.Y. Price $3 a
Any person inclosing $3 to BOYD & PAUL, or Curtis
& Porkins, New York, will receive a package containing a bot
tle of Hygean Vapor, on© of Cherry Syrup, and an Inhaler, in
a neat box. by express, free to any part of the United State# ;
or our packages for SIQ.
Rb. r.—what do the sick re-
• QUIRE?—To those who think—lf sick, If aufferinff tha
tortures of pain, or afflicted with long illness, the invalid’s con
stant hope and most fervent desire is to be relieved andeured of
the distressing ailment that renders their existence so miserable
in the quickest possible time. On this principle the R. Rr’
REMEDIES are founded. Instant Relief from Pain, Quick Cure
of Diseases, Speedy Restoration to Health, is the great platform
on which the R. R. R. Theory is predicted.
The R. R. R. REMEDIES are worthy of the age. They in
stantly relieve the bed-ridden from the most excruciating pains
and quickly free the afflicted from the most obstinate and seri
ous maladies, infusing new life and vigor in the shattered and
bruised body, aud renew each member and organ of tho human
system, with strength and power.
RADWAY’S READY RELIEF is for the instant relief of the
sufferer from pain, aud to check and arrest the progress of dis
eases ; to disinfect, animal, malarious, and infectious poisons,
thus protecting whoever uses it against all poisonous infection
from contagion, and from sudden attacks or Cholera, Pneumo
nia, Ship Fever, Fever and Ague, &c. Likewise for the effec
tual and radical removal of all pains and diseases of the Joints
Limbs, Nerves, Ac.
Its first action is to remove the pain (hence its usefulness in
Neuralgic cases); its second, to repair and heal, as in the case
of a cut or wound. If the Relief be applied after the first little
smarting is over, the pain is extinguished, and the work of repa
ration novr commences. But if the Relief is not applied, these
are many chances to one that the pain will continue, and an in
flammation b« set up; and, instead of a simple incised wound,
we have Inflammation—disease to contend with. Besides its
direct power over pain, the Ready Relief is the most effectual
and convenient “counter irritant” that is known to the medical
If there be a congestion or heaping up of the blood in any par'
ticular part, occasioning pain and threatening inflammation or
disease, as Sore Throat, Lumbago, or pains in the Loins, Pleu
ralgic Congestion, &c., the Relief will be found the most invalua
ble curative. By applying it over the adjacent parts, the blood
is drawn away from the affected parts, the congestion dissipated,
and the pain removed at once. Let any who may doubt this but
make the trial. Now, these two properties, its power over pain
and its “counter irritant,” render it the most valuable remedy
for Diarrhoea; and although not an astringent in the popular
meaning of the term, yet it stops the pain and arrests the dis
charge of the most frightful Diarrhoea or Cholera in a short
RADWAY’S READY RELIEF ig. the most safe and powerful
disinfectant in the world—as such, it is a most effectual cure and
positive preventitive of
S© with other fevers, and all malarious diseases. Ten or
twenty drops taken internally, in a little water, will protect the
system against any attacks from infections and malarious poi
whether Typhoid or Bilious, RADWAY’S READY RELIEF,
given internally, and applied over the surface of the body, and
the bowels regulated and kept soluble with RADWAY’S REG
ULATOR, the patient will soon be out of danger, and speedily
restored to health. If the R. R. R. Remedies are given, they
will save the life of the patient.
is the second of the R. R. R. Remedies. It is for th© cure of old
Chronic Diseases that have been lingering in the system for
For the present, then, let us pass to the consideration of the
RESOLVENT, the second of th© three R. R. R. Medicines.
of Chronic Diseases, of inflammation that is kept alight on fire
by some sustaining cause; for the Chemists tell us that inflam
mation is a slow concealed combustion. And this cause Is a de
posit resulting from the inflammation whilst it is in an active or
acute condition, for all disease is at one time acute before it*be
comes chronic. If a person has a Chronic Rheumatism, it is tha
result of a deposit in the fibrous tissue surrounding joints; if a
person is Scrofulous, then deposits often show themselves in
small lumps under the chin and along the neck; if he have a
Consumption or Chronic Cough, there is tuberculous matter de
posited in the lungs; if Bronchitis, it takes place in the Bronchial
tubes; if Syphilis, it occursin every tissue and organ in the whole
system, for that disease spares nothing. Now to cure these dis
eases, these chronic inflammations, (for it is this in every case, J
it is manifest that the diseased deposit must be first removed,
the sustaining cause be taken away, and that the injpure blood
be altered in its condition and rendered pure and healthy.
It becomes necessary, then, that the absorbents be active and
the blood be purified. We therefore want a medicine that will
act on the absorbents and stimulate them into action, and at the
same time purify the blood. Medicines that depend merely on
purifying the blood alone will scarcely ever cure chronic dis
ease; to ensure success they must at first have the power to
stimulate the absorbents, and remove the diseased deposits.—
The action of the RESOLVENT is directed first to the absorb
ents, stimulating them into action; and second to the blood,
which it depurates by its action over the glands, the liver, tha
pancreas, kidneys, Ac., which are the sewers that nature has
established for purifying the blood. You will, after this descrip
tion, we hope, appreciate the name we have given to the second
It resolves away diseased deposits; it purifies the blood, and it
renovates the system. Tumors are removed and discussed by
its operation; Chronic Swellings are dissipated; Nodes are soft
ened and melted away. The most loathsome Skin diseases dis
appear under its action; Scrofulous constitutions are soon
amended, and the disease checked wherever it has at tacked tho
system. Syphilis, with all its horrible train of concomitants, here
finds a certain and infallible cure; and Consumption, too, oft
times finds its master—Consumption, that prevalent and lament
able disease of the lungs, that is so well known to you all, from
its fatal and almost helpless character, and the havoc it produces
among the young, the most gifted, and the most beautiful of the
human race, creeping over our vitals with an insidious yet awful
certainty, and consigning to an early and nremature’grave its
yearly hetacombs of victims. Tubercular Consumption is often
regarded as a specific disease of the lungs alone. This is a mis
take: it is but one of the forms of Scrofula—it is a Scrofulous de
posit, an inflammation of the lung structure, and could be Us
readily cured as any other Scrofulous disease—such as Rickets,
Hip Complaint or White Swelling—if it was not for the peculiar
structure and action of the lungs in which it takes place.
The lungs expand ana contract during every respiration; and
from the moment the first breath of life is drawn, until the last
guttural sigh passes from the dying invalid, a never-ceasing ac
tion is kept up on their part. It will readily be conceived, then,
how difficult it must be for an Ulcer of the lungs to heal, where
it is continually kept irritated by the act of breathing.
Understand, then, we do not offer you the RESOLVENT as so
certain a cure for Consumption or Scrofula of the lungs, as it is
for other Chronic diseases. We believe that it will cure Scrofu
la in any other part of the body, but from the very nature of the
case, this complaint—except in its first stages—is ofttimes incu
rable; but we can recommend it as the most certain remedy
(when taken as directed in our pamphlets) that we possess to ar
rest the progress, and can point to a large number of cases of
Lung Diseases that it has cured.
Such, then, is the RENOVATING RESOLVENT. What the
Relief is to Acute diseases the RESOLVENT is to Chronic: It
resolves away the foreign and diseased deposit; it purifies tha
blood and it renovates the system.
NO. 3.
We now request the reader’s attention to the third of the R. R.
Every pill taker should examine the theory on which the RE
GULATORS are founded. Every one “who takes pills” will
find RADWAY’S REGULATORS the most pleasant and safe
Regulator of the Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, aud other organs oj
the system iu use.
We have hitherto been treat ing of diseases or inflammation fa
its acute or chronic state, and its remedies; the RELIEF on
one hand, and the RESOLVENT on the other. We now pass
to the consideration of that state of the system immediately
preceding disease or inflammation, viz., Irritatiox. To allay
irritation of the nervous system, and remove its effects wherev
er it exists, and to aid the*RELIEF or RESOLVENT in treat
ment of inflammation, are the chief purposes of the REGULA
But how is nervous irritation the cause of disease ? Because
the glands of the system are controlled by the brain aud ner
vous centers, and whatever irritates the brain causes irregu
larities of the glands; and when the glands refuse to do their
work, the foreign matter which it is their duty to remove, is left in
the blood, and increases the already existing irritation. Tho
g'ands are sewers of the system, and are composed chiefly of
e Liver,-and Kidneys, the Pancreas, the Salivary Glands, and.
those of the skin and intestinal canal. Now, a regular and
honest action of these organs are indespensable to keeping the
blood in a pure and natural state. If we give you poison in
stead of food to eat, you can easiily understand that the blood
will be corrupted by it, and diseased action will follow; and
it will be just as surely corrupted if the glands do not abstract
the worn out materials from it.
Again, if the kidneys be interfered with In their action, from
any irritation whatsoever, why then we have the of the
urine, the poisonous uree circulating in the blood, produeing
headaches, coma, drowsiness. Ac.
And last, and most important of all, if any irritating cause#
interfere with that great laboratory the Liver, behold the disas
trous effects I The bile, instead of passing into the intestines to
aid them in their movements, (for the bile is Nature’s purgative)
is left to circulate in the blood ; the bowels, therefore, become
active, and the carboniferous bile (for carbon or charcoal is tha
chief component of life) circulating in the blood is tho cause of
the fevers of the system. The superabundance of the carbon iu
the blood meeting with the oxygen as it passes through the
lungs, is slowly consumed, and gives out a superabundance of
heat, and this is fever.
RADWAY’S REGULATORS induce a healthy regularity of
glandular action. No Costiveness, or Dyspepsia, or Indigestion,
or Pains in the Side, or Liver Complaint, or Pains in tha Kid
neys will trouble you, if RADWAY’S REGULATORS are ta
ken ; and we positively assure all who are afflicted with these
distressing complaints that RADWAY’S REGULATORS will
cure them.
R. R. R. REMEDIES are suited to the treatment, and, um
aided, will cure most of “the ills that flesh is heir to.” The
sanguinary practice of the lancet, the cupping glass, and
leeches, they entirely dispense with, and banish forever the use
of that baneful drug, calomel.
If you be sick, we advise you to resort at once to the R. R.
R. REMEDIES, as the most prompt iu their action, the most
safe and effectual of remedies.
Instances of diseases prevented, of rapid cures, and almost
miraculous recoveries, we can furnish you the certificates and
credentials without number.
But these may be obtained without merit as well as with it, ,
and without knowing the circumstances, prove nothing to your
The R. R. R. REMEDIES are for sale by druggists every
where. Persons desirous of learning more of our REMEDIES,
are referred to our FAMILY FRIEND, a monthly paper. A
copy will bo sent free of charge, to all who will send in thels
names and address. RADWAY 4 CO.,
162 Fulton-street, (up stairs) N. Y.
TAR, AND CANCHALAGUA, for Coughs, Spitting
1, Ac., at J. M. GRIFFITH’S, 374'Grand street, corner of
Norfolk. Also,
Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral. Wistar’s Balsam of Wild Cherry.
Rushton’s Cod Liver Oil. Hastings’ Syrup of Naptha.
Sands’ Bristol’s and Townsend’s Sarsparilla.
Hyatt’s Life Balsam. Moffatt’s Bitters 1
Brandeth’s, Wright’s, Lee’s, Potter’s, and Ayers’ Pills. ’
Hutching’s, Hibbard’s, and Blake’s Bitters.
Moffatt’s, Hibbard’s, Radway’s, aud Holloway’s Pilis.
Phalon’s, Bachelor’s, and Harrison’s Hair Dye.
Barry’s Tricopherous, and Phalon’s Invigorator.
’ Daily’s Salve. McAllister’s Ointment.
Doct. J. McClintock’s Family Medicines.
Lubin’s, Marrion’s and Bazin’s Extracts.
Low’s, Cleaver’s, and Lubin’s Toilet Soaps.
known for the last twenty years to the victims of syphilitic dis
ease as the most successful practitioner that New York can boasl
of, in the treatment of this destructive and heretofore almost un
manageable disease; but, thanks to science and the recent expe
riments of a Ricord, the many-headed monster has been shorn
of half its terrors, so that syphilitic affections, under the treat
ment of an experienced physician, are now as easily removed
as a slight cold. It is rather a prevalent opinion that all adver
tising doctors are quacks. We admit that three-fourths of those
who infest this city are ignorant, uneducated charlatans, but
that we are quacks we deny. Medical quackery consists in jn
man holding himself forth as skilled in the art, without having a
diploma or authority to practice, or without general medical in
formation. We caw satisfy any one that we are legally qualified
to practice Physic and Surgery. Our diploma can be seen sus
pended in our office. We cure, on an average, 600 patients a
year. Our patients are not only from the United States, but
they come from Canada, the West Indies and South America.
No matter how long you may have gleet, strictures, ulcers upon
the body, or in throat and nose, pains in the head and bones of
• the legs, we will cure you if your case Is curable at all. Con
stitutional Weakness, or Impotency, is a disease so complicated
in its character, that the treatment adopted by the great majority
of physicians is highly injurious instead of salutary. Many aa
unfortunate victim of this unnatural practice has experienced
our salutary advice. Dyspepsia, weakness in the limbs and
small of the back, confusion of the intellect, forgetfulness, pal
pitation of the heart, aversion to society, are a few of the symp
oms of tliis complaint. Post-paid letters, containing a fee of $5
or advice, attended to.
Medical dispensary.—estab-
LISHED in 1830. Dr. COBBETT, No. 19 Duane street*
one door from Chatham street, and opposite Chatham Bank*
may be consulted (confidentially) on all diseases of a private
character. His long experience and attention to this class of
complaints, his pleasant, safe, and expeditious mode of treat
ment, his extraordinary success during a long and extensive
practice of 22 years at his present office, enable him confidently
to promise to all persons so afflicted, a safe and radical cure,
without injury to the constitution, or confinement from business.
In this age of empiricism, when ignorant pretenders and impu
dent quacks are daily spreading their nets to lure the unwary
to destruction, Dr. Cobbett would wish to raise a friendly and
warning voice to bis fellow citizens, and tell them to beware of
such dangerous persons. Stricture.—None but experienced
surgeons should undertake to cure this complaint. Dr. O. can
cure the worst form of stricture in from one to two weeks,
with scarcely any pain to the patient. Constitutional debility
brought on by a secret habit indulged in by young men. This
most terrible disease, which has doomed thousands of the hu
man race to untimely graves, thus blasting the brilliant hope#
of parents, and blighting in the bud the glorious ambition of
many a noble youth. Dyspepsia, weakness of the limbs and
small of the back, confusion of intellect, palpitation of the
forgetfulness, Ac., Ac., are symptoms of this disease. N. B.—
Dr. Cobbett is a member of the University of the City of New
York, and an honorary member of the College of Surgeons,
London. All eases undertaken treated with candor, and no
charge unless cured.
Madame boivin’S female al-
TERATIVE FILLS.—For the exclusive use of Females,
x4,v 4.i11s are prepared and used by Madame Boivin, late Chief
Midwife to the Maternity Lying-In Hospital, Paris; author of
several works on Diseases of Females, Lecturer on
Ac., Ac. They have been extensively and successfully «sed far
many years on the Continent, and through the whole of Europe,
for the following complaints, viz :—Obstructions, Suppressions,
Green. Sickness, Head Ache, Pain in the Side, Palpitation,
Loathing of Food, Disturbed Sleep, and all Interruptions and
Irregularities of the Menstrual Periods, from whatever cause.
These Pills are recommended by the Medical Faculty of Pari#
and London. For sale, wholesale and retail, at 444 Broadway*
New York.
the rational treatment, without Medicine, of Spermatorrhoea, or
Local Weakness, Nervous Debility, Low Spirits, Lassitude
Weakness of the Limbs and the Back, Indisposition and Incapa
city for Study and Labor, Dulness of Apprehension, Loss of
Memory, Aversion to Society, Love of Solitude, Timidity, Self-
Distrust, Dizziness, Headache, Involuntary Discharges, Pains
in the Side, A flection of the Eyes, Pimples on the Face, Sexual
and other Infirmities in Man.
[From the French of Dr. B. De Laney.)
“ The important fact that these alarming complaints may
easily be removed, without medicine, is, in this small tract*
clearly demonstrated, and the entirely new and highly success
ful treatment, as adopted by the Author, fully explained, by
means of which every one is enabled to cure himself perfectly,
and al the least possible cost, avoiding, thereby, all the advertised
nostrums of the day.”
Sent, to any address, gratis, and post free, in a sealed enve
lope, by remitting (post paid) two postage stamps to
• Dr. B. De LANEY,
No. 17 Lispenard st., New YoA.
Medical card—db. coopeb, No.
14 Duane st., between Chatham and William sts., takes
ethod of informing citizens and strangers, that he has for
the last 20 years confined his treatment solely to the cure of
syphilitic, mercurial, and other diseases of a private character.
Although it is considered by a portion of the medical profession
as a species of quackery for one of its legitimate members to
advertise, still the great advantage the unfortunate victims of so
fearful a malady derive from a regularly-educated physician
devoting his attention to this particular branch of the profession,
must be apparent. It Is deplorable to witness some of the cases
that are presented to Dr. C., where the disease has been driven
into the system by quacks, to break out again in tho form of
spots and ulcers on the body, pains in the joints and
night-sweats and emaciation. Strictures.—Dr. Cooper has
discovered a new method by which he can cure the worst forms
of Stricture in from one to two weeks. Constitutional debility
brought bn by secret habit indulged in by young men, effectually
cured. This, when too frequently indulged in, is the greatestevil
that can befal man. It brings oil palpitation of the heart; con
sumption, dyspepsia, emaciation of the frame, and finally ends iu
complete idiocy. Dr. Cooper will effect a radical cure in all oasea
he undertakes, or make no charge, without the use of mercury,
restoring the constitution to its original vigor. Letters, post
paid, containing a fee of $3 for advice, punctually attendod to.
GONORRHCEA.—Of all the remedies yet discovered for the com
plaint, this is the most certain; it makes a speedy and permanent
cure, without the least restriction to diet or drink, exposure of
change in application to business. The proprietor challenges &
single instance of recent Gotiorrhcea to be brought, which the
mixture will not cure, under forfeit of SSOO. Many are cured in
two days. Sold at the Drug store, 279 Broadway, corner or
Chambers street; also at No. 10 Astor House; at 410 Broadway;
and at 100 Fulton street, corner of William. i
L~ucina cordial, or the elixir
OF LOVE ! All hail I Lucina Cordial, bail <
Fountain of Love, ne’er known to fail I
When in the chain that Hymen weaves
He blends no buds amid the leaves.
And fate forbids the wife should claim
The boon she craves—a mother’s nauie.
Lucina Cordial! it is thine
To make her fruitful as th© vine I
Or to the husband—if ’tis he—
Restore his lost virility.
If gleet, of manly strength the bane,
The suffering victim would restrain.
And from his system drive for aye,
Tlili sovereign Cordial let him try.
The Fluor Albos, ’i.eatii whose sway
The vital powers fast ebb away.
Beneath its influence quickly flies,
And light returns to the dull eyes
Of maid or matron, who at length
Feel in each nerve returning strength.
If fate, by some malign conjunction,
Suppresses any female function;
Or, the reverses —if a repletion *
Of any delicate secretion
Exhausts the powers—then drink and live.
Behold the sure restorative.
Maiden, decaying ere thy prime,
Take it 1 and steal a march on Tim©
Wife, still in youth and beauty’s bloom.
Yet curs’d with an unfruitful womb
Drink, and fail' children may be thine.
Numerous, perchance, as Banquo’s lino.
Young man—whom pleasure has
Into her haunts, and left defiled
With the sad fingerings of disease.
For health, and purity, and ease —
Come to Lucina’s Fountain, come.
Of all Health's Elements the sum.
Husband, who yet hast never known
The joy a father's name to own,
Taste ! —and ere long thy name snail D©
By lips Infantile lisped to thee ;
And though amidst the throng sha l * press.
Who now the glorious Cordial bless.
Incipient Consumption, too,
’Twill cure, and health once
Pluck from the cheek the rose of death.
And lend new vigor to
In short, for each disease that spi Ings
From Nature, accident, abuse,
From organs o’er which Love Bings
The shadow of Ids rosy wings,
This vital Cordial is of use.
Price, $3 per bottle, ©r two bottles for $5. Offi«a. 1W Green
wich street.

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