IflE LONDON PUNCH AND ITS DINNERS.
When the history of the rise and progress of Punch
comes to be written, it will be found that the Weekly
Dinner has been one of ite chief things which ccntribn
» ted to its success. Almost from the foundation of that
journal it hna been the habit of the contributors every
Wednislay to d ue together. In the winter months
the dinn-r Is usna'ly 1-eld in the front room or the first
floor of Nd. It. Bcuverie street. White friars, the bu-d
ness odiees of the proprietors, Messrs. Bradbury and
Evan*. Somatimes these dinners are held at the Bedford
Hotel Covrnt Garden. Daring the summer months, it
is customary to have ten or twelve dinners at plrees in
the nclf hbtrhood of London, Greenwich, Richmond.
Blackwall, Ac. And once a year they attend the annu
al dinner of the fl.m at vhlch con posit rs, reader!,
prin'eis, maebinemen, clerks, etc., dine, lhis dinner
is called the “Way Goose,” and Is often referred to in
At the wsekly dinner, the contents of the forthcoming
number of Punch are discussed. When the cloth is re
moved. and dessert la laid on the table, the fist ques
tion put by the editor is, “What shall the Cartoon be?”
During the lifetimes of Jerrold and Thackeray, the
discussions after dinner ran very high, owing to the
constitutional antipathy existing between these two.-r
Jerrold Leing the oldest, as well as the noisiest, gener
ally came oil victorious. In these rows it required all
the suavity of Mark Lemon (and he has a great deal of
that quality) to calm the storm; his award always
The third edition of Wednesday’s Sun Is generally
brought in to give the latest intelligence, so as to bring
the Cartoon down to the latest date. On the Thursday
morning following, the editor calls at the houses of the
artists to see what is being done. On Friday night all
copj is delivered and put into type, and at two o’clock
on Saturday proofs are revised, the forms made tip, and.
with the last movement of the engine, the whole of the
type is placed under the press, which cannot be moved
until the Monday morning, when the steam is again up.
This prj^ution is taken ty prevent waggish tricks on
th? pkrt of practical Joking composite rtf, •
At these dinners n-n? but those connected with the
staff proper are permitted to attend; the only occasional
exe?otions, we believe, have been Sir Joseph Paxton.
Mr. Layard. the present Foreign Under-Secretary, Chae
Pickens, and Charks-Dickens, Jr. As an illustration of
the benefit ftdslng from these meetings, we may mention
that Jerrold alwisyjrused to say, “It is po ose any of us
quarrelling, because next Wednesday must come round
with Its dinner, when we will all have to shake hands
again" By means of these meetings, the discussions
arising on ail questions helped both caricaturist and
wit to take a broad view of things, as well as enabled
the editor to get his team to draw well together, and’
give a uniformity of tone to all the contributioas.—
North British Review
At a grand entertainment given in Pans by the Am
bassadress of Austria, thirty ladies appeared as bats,
and in that strange disguise executed a dance with great
The workmen at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, who were
on a strike have gone to work again, on being asiured
by Secretary Welles that their grievances would be
promptly attended to. •
GROCERS & PROVISION
IN Store, and to arrive by Tuesday next, the fol
160 barrel* Sugars,
50 bags Coffee,
300 bbls. Flour,
100 half bbls. Flour,
100 kegs Butter,
1Q0 boxes Spicea,
60 bbk. Lard,
36 bbls. Kerocene Oil,
10 bbls. Lard Oil.
10 u Sperm Oil,
•36 Chests Tci,
200 boxes Soap,
300 •• Candles.
10 Cases S tllad Oil,
30 bbU. Vinegar,
30 “ S vi ups,
30 •* Molasses
*!00 boxes Itasins
30 oases Pickles,
30 barrels Eggs,
30 cases Bi. uarb. Soda,
30 •*. Saleratus,
60 Boxes French Coffee,
60 “ Chocolate,
600 Beef Tongues.
20 cases Vermicella,
‘30 *• Maccaroni,
. 50 “ Condensed Miik,
30 “ Yeast Powders,
100 Drums Figs
30 cases Assorted Sauces.
10 - Chow Chow,
100 lbs Garden Seed,
100 Boxes Oi edges,
100 •* Lemons,
20 “ Sardines,
300 •• Window Ginas,
6 bbls. Putty.
BOu “ Potatoes,
30 “ Onions,
50 “ Herring,
* 60 - No 1 Mackerel.
50 ' No J “
50 “ No 3
200 “ Kitts, No. 1,
100 “ Kitts. No. 2,
100 Tierces Hams
26 Hogshead.-, Sides.
25 “ Khouldeis.
10 “ B:ea»t Pieces
50 bbls. Bolognas,
60 “ Smoked Beef,
100 Sacks Fine and Ground Alum Salt.
Together with a General Assortment ol GROCERIES
and PROVISIONS. For sale at lowest Prices by
No. 12, loth Street, between Maiu A Cary.
gp24—<2wat W. B. Rsd'dife’s oid Stand,
OR SALE ON CONSIGNMENT.
60 kegs Choice New York State Butter
25 boxes Candles.
10 barrels Vinegar.
WM. E. Bl/RTON,
. No. 8 Main -treel.
anr 24—BtFour doom above Old Market.
J^OTICE TO BUILDERS, Ac.
1 am prepared to dig foundations, remove old bricks
and rubbish, repair old culverts, Ac,, at the shortest
notice, as low as any one. JOHN A. FOSTER.
Orders left at J. B. Gallagher's drugstore. Main street,
between 7th and 8th, will be promptly attended to.
MI I 4 H *. 1. ■. A lUJhK. Wulcli
MAKERS and JEWELERS, beg leave to inform
their friends and the public that they hare resumed bq.
gincss at their old stand. 108 Main street.- Richmond.—
Customers who have left Watrhes or Jewetrv for re
pair are reoiested to call lor tie stire. uj*24—lw
4_■-»».' »».' .
By £. B. Cook, Auctioneers,
(70 Main street.)
GENTEEL HOUSE lOLD AND KITCHEN
FURNITUPE AT AUCTION.
ON WUONKKDAl, tl.e -•6th instant, a; 10
o'clock.! will sell at th» res.dnicc of l*. 0. Tal
cott, K#o , comer of Seventh and Franklin trc*t-. allot
his HOUSEHOLD and KITCHEN FURNITURE, era
bracing a very general assortment of Parlor Chamber
and Kitten Furniture amongst which will be found—
Mahogany Sofas. Chairs
Tables, Book Case
Brussels and otter Carpets
Hair and shuck Mattresses
Feather Bede, Pillows, Bolster#, Ac.
A set of Cottage Chamber Furniture, complete
and in first-rate order,
Together with an awe. rtment of Crockery. Glassware
and Kitchen Utensil* emengst which is a Cooking
Stove in perfect condition.
This sale offers indu> esienta to Housekeepers and
others to replenish.
• Sale positive.
Tkbms—Cash on delivery.
Sale conducted by E. B. COOK,
By James M. Tavioh,
WILL be sold at auction, on WEDNESDAY, the 06th
instant, st 4 1-2 o’clock, P. M. at the carpenter
shpp of Mr. George W. Jarvis, at the corner of Cary
aod Foushee streets, the Fr*me for a house 32 by 18 feet,
twostoriee high, with a wirg 14 by 16 feet all xeady to
; Also, ft lot of I.umUr itd Poors, Frames and Sc-it.
and one Mortising Machine.
.1 a MAS M. TaYI.OP.
/A W. WI LIS.
Uy, ^o. 63, Ilniit Street
Will be sold, at AUCTION, at my store, on Wedn.' day.
April 26, at 10 o'clock, a do*.ruble Lot. Household and
Kitchen Furniture. Heady Made Clothing. Shoes. Ac.,
Tobacco, Scgar*. Irish Potatoes, Salt Beef., Cakes, Crack
ers. Codfish, Ac.
GKC. W. WILLIS Ancf.
By Gki'bus A William*,
T EANEM OF UlIaBLE I.OTh n
the Iturnt District ut Aisotlo*.—-on
WEDNESDAY. 26th APRIL, commencing at 12 o’clock
M.. we will lease at auction upon the premises reflec
tively, the following lota, to wit:
The property upon which the ‘-Paik House” recently
stood, situated on the south side of Bank, between 9th
and 10th streets, facing the Square, embracing three lots,
fronting about 20rfett each, and running back 75 teet.
more or less.
Also, the lot on north side Main street, between ,12th
and 13th streets, opposite to "Eagle Square.’’ upon which
,tood the tenement recently occtipied by Mr. B W.
Knowles-26 by 100 feet.
The lease will be for three years with the privilege ot
Terms fully stated at the time of leasing.
This property is all centrally located, and adapted to
By request of the Eiecutor of P. P. Vial, dec 1.
J H GRUBBS A WILLIAMS.
By HANES A I/O.,
64 Main street.
V1TE will sell, by auction, pn WEDNESDAY next.
YY at our store, an assortment ot Furniture Beds,
Bedding. Ac., consisting ol—
Jenny Linu'ardf oliage Bedsteads
Marine-top and other cabinets
So as. Sideboards, ( hairs
Feather tied*. Mattro ion
Books, Cigars. Tobacco
And many other desirable articles.
•’onrignments s.oli''iteJ and received till morning of
sale. HANES A CO., Auct’rs.
ap22—4t 54 Main street.
AD AMS’EX PR ESS COMPANY,
lOKAEB nAM A^B VLVTH KTN.,
ADABN’ E1PKESN t’OHPAAl
Have repossession of their otlices in the above named
cities, and are prepared to forward all military freights.
Packages for civilians ehonid be accompanied by s
permit from the military authorities.
ADAMS’ EXPRESS COMPANY,
442 Broadway, and
an 11—ta ’’’wenty-Seventh street._
IVHOLENAI.E AXI> RETAIL.
rpHE undersigned respectfully solicits the attention ol
i Dealers and Families in Richmond to his new and
well assorted stock of Family Croceries. Hams, Flour,
Boots, Shoes, Notions, Tin Ware. Canned Meats, ege
tables. Fruits, Jallies, Cigars, and almost every conceiva
ble artirlc o: merchandise known in a well tilled store.
ap-2ti—9*. . 230 Main street, third doot from 8th.
1. N. ( I1R1M1A> COMRIKNIOA.
Richmond. April 13th. 1863.
XTOTICE.—A' daily prayer meeting is held at 11
1a o’clock A. M., in the basement of the Methodist
Church, corner of Broad and 10th streets, under the an
spices of the Christian Commission.
Citizens and soldiers are earnestly invited to attend this
mae.iug. g p WILLiAMSt A(f>t u. «t. c. C..
•pi4— tfArmy of the dttr.es.
TF. ni.XOR. late of MINOR A BURKE, will
• continue the COMMISSION BUSINESS on Main
tieet, two doors above Ninth street, and will gfv; strict
attention to the sale for Country Produce, Groceries. Ac.
Good prices can now be obt lined, and prompt returns
will be made. Would bo pleased to see my old friends.
•>utkr's Stores so'd on commission. *o 2*—4t*
Dissolution of co-partnership.—Tie <>
Par t net all‘p heretofore ^existing between the un
dersigned is diss'Ived by mntnsl consent—the dis-olu
tidn to take effect from and after tLe 12th of De .-emiier,
VfM, H. COLE is alone a ut homed to use the name tf
the firm in liquidation. -TAME* HIS'',
>|.22-d2w<WM. H. OOLF.
rANCASTER A CO., -KTOCK BROKER?. muy be
> found for the present at No. 231 Main street, se, .»n-J
"ifr. Office heu- '‘rim f to E c clock. up21—!w
WASHINGTON, D C.
filKEh, f IIADlVIl’H «v «•©..
, L ATE OF GIRARD QOUfOl Pnarniu hu. )
_" ap36—ly ,
General Commission EusLness
(01 lb elate firm of MACFA BLANK A FEROCSSOX:
Kook and Job Printers, and ate Proprietors
of the H. L. Me»>enger.)
HAVING iiad his office and all he had made for the
last thitty year* destroyed In the great condapra
tion. often* his services to his friends and the public as a
general Commission Agent.
lie will receive and *ell on commission ail kinds of
ronntry produce, rent out house*, collect rents. Ac.
Mis oflice for the present, will be at his residence,
corner51bland Leigh strecla. All letters eddressc 1 to him
Box Richmond i'ost Office, will be promptly at
FOR SALE,—One set of S. L. Messenger, from its
commencement. August 1831 to *li»last number, pub
lished June 18<>4. Bound Price $100.
an*2R—2aw2w 1VM. MACFARLAXF,
A. II. LIPS OJIB,
Corner of Ciirj anti I’onshcc Slrecls.
BLACKSMITH AND WHEELWRIGHT.
rpIIF, subscriber respectfully informa the citizicscf
I Richmond that h<* is pie pared to execute all
branches of Blacksmith and Wheelwright Work, and
will receive ord- rs for fcuitdirg Carts. Wagons, Drays,
Ac.. MIT:- tfit!
X. IL—Hor*Cs ?hd2 ij S practical Land.
ai» ‘24—1 w*
D.' F. BOOTH Auctioneer,
HAVING a long experience in the Auction business,
begs leave to tender Lis services to the public pen
erally. Will attend to sab* of families declining house
keeping. merchants and other*. Also, will receive on
consignment to be sold at store,
FURNITURE, Ac.. Ac.
Office first doot above Main street, on 14>h. east side,
an I any goods left with Messrs.Tolleson A Catlett 1K3
Broud street, will meet with prompt attention.
xlso. will sell every Saturday, at 10 o clock on
Council Chamber Hill, Borses Mules, Vehicles. Ac., Ac.
Hl'»l-'iut _ _ |
A. A. PARLEY & CO.
WHOLELALK AND RETAIL DKAI.F.E8 IN
ii occrics and Provisoes,
THIRTEENTH STREET, RICHMOND, VA.
Respectfully offer their services to the citizens of Rich
mond and the country generally. The acquaintance of
the house and business capacity, warrant good and prompt
returns to consignors, and those vLo shall entrust their
huniness to their can-.
Davenport A Co., Richmond ; H. C. Hardy A Co. Nor
folk Geo. W. Tinges, Baltimore . B. W. Ir A Co., Halifax.
X ,s J. B. Faulkner. Charlotte cr>„ Va. ; J. 1). Neal,
iuuville, Ya.: W. T, Anderson A Co., Lynchburg, Va.:
K. a. Williams. Clarksville: Harris A HoweTl, Wilming
ton, N. C. : Farley, Juree A Co.. New Orleans,
ap 1R—tIM _
EGR THE SOI TRADE.
KIBTLAXD BEOWNSON A CO.,
45 and 47, [Chambers Street) 45 and 47
H»ve in store a large assortment of
READY-MADE < LOTB1NG,
Wei! adapted to the wants of the South.
Very low prices will be made to all that favor as with
Those visiting our market wil: had great inducements at
45 and 47, (Chambers Street) 45 and 47.
ap 17— lm_
FOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL tfiADE.
NEW GOODS AND”NEW PRICES.
CESVEH, STOOD ART* BROTHER
Axe in daily receipt ot seasonable
Prom the New York and Philadelphia
PANIC AUCTION SALES
Black Press Silks,
Fancy Dress Silks,
Spring and Sommer Dresa Goods,
Monocline De Laines,
Black and Colored Alpacas,
Goods lor Men and Boys' Wear,
Blankets. Ac.. Ac.,
(sheet.ng and Shirting Musi ns,
CsMcoee^nd Ginghams. Ac., Ac.
Our iartte and varied trade enabler us to purchase any
deat ription ot Goods which art sacrificed at anction, and
renders onr establishment one of the most popular in
Philaartphia for family custom.
To prosecute an active trade we Beil all kind* of gCK>da
at s small advance on auction prices.
CDNVEN, ferODDARr A BRO.,
460. 462 and 464. North 2d,
srl7— Imr ___Phila., Pa.
A. T. 8TEWART & CC.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers la
Cloths. CasrlmereH and Vestings,
comer Broadway and Chamber streets,
and corner Teeth street and Fourth avenue,
ap 6—lmNew York.
fS R| BMW A Mll.LIAMN,'
OT REAL ErfTATi! A UOTIONEERS AND BROKERS,
taio resumed business, at No. 14 Lew Building.
Persons having unsettled matters in our hands and
tenant* renting irotn ns, are requested to call and sec
N'(CICi.-t So. 1 PURSE. Bridle and Saddle ran be
had • h Mp Tor cash. Apjly to J. A. S., on 4th at.,
•rt e< 1 ro and Grace. ap 24—2t*
niJftIBKMN 4'A RDM.
-JNO. H. MONTAGUE,
Uapi .ii rtt,-T«qontr>d. &3.(M3n.A.o^
i am r« ,r-pnred to hw Fire Icacrane’ I' '■■'<'■ m
• ume ol .he L.-'t r.npiSh Mini American OfEce®. on t..e
unprotected property of this city and it' \ i-nity—
Uwell np*. Furniture. Stvrrr, Ac.
Appheat oi' arc m,Melted.
(••I; e So. 231 Main ht., below SpouwooO Hotel.
WII.LIAM T. SMITHSOK. WILLIAM i. CiWlHB.
WILLIAM T. SMITHSON k CO.,
BINKERS, BROKERS AND DEALERS IN
224 Baltimore Street, (sear Charles.
GOLD, STOCKS AND BONDS
BOUGHT ON MARGINAL DEPOSITS IN TKlS AND
foiled ion inadt on all Available Point*, and U>'r<;i
iita and other Southern Rank Note.«
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
J. L. BYEBLY & CO.,
.W CTIONFEBS AND COMMISSION MERCHANT*
No. 19 Wain Ktreel,
Between Fifteenth and Seventeenth.
BY PERMISSION of the Provoet Marsha. General.
have resumed their business as General Auctioneer*
and Commission Merchants, and respectfully offer their
vcrviee* to their friends and the public generally for the
sales of all kinds of
Having had several years experience in the above bo
sines*, we guarantee to onr patrons entire satisfaction.—
By strict attention to our business, piompt sales and
fjuiik returns, w e respectfully solicit a share of the pub
Particular attention paid to out-door sale0.
We w ill alao attend to the sale of Horses. Mule*. Ac.,
at the Horse Lot, on Council C hamber Hill every K*t%r
j,v. J. L. BYERLY. V -
TH08. L. AXGtfB,
aoal—lw E. W. POWELL.
IN GENERAL USE BY THE U. 8. GOVERNMENT.
Wilder’s Patent Salamander Safes.
Ingersoll’s llay and Cotton Press.
Every Scale, 8ufe and Press Warranted.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue and Price Lid.
HOWE A- BOUTIER.
T. H. NUngerlnnd A C
Manufact.rera and Prcprictc r*
OLD IIO.TIES’! F-.1I> WILL* CHER HI
fit Beekman Ktreet,
aplo—lm__New 1 «rk._
UNITED STATES STEEL PEN
(Works Camden, N. J.)
R. ESTERBROOK & CO.,
403 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
43 John Street, New York.
Sample* and pricea on application._ap 16—tf
John Van Arman, A. P. Britton B. J. Grat,
of Chicago, 111. of Rhode Island. of Michigan.
VAN AMMAN, MUTTON A UR* V,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SOLICITORS OF CLAIMS,
-rTTU^I* attend to business ot all kinds before the
W several DepartmenU of the Govertment at Waab
ington, the United State* Supreme Court, Courts-Martial,*
Court of Claims. 4c. ,
Ali kinds of claims against the Government growing
out of the present war, or arising in any manner what
ever, will be attended to PROMPTLY, if entrusted to our
^OFFICE—No. 46oSixth street, between E and F ttmti
BUCK.NOR M'CAMON & CO.,
37 N. Water 8t.» and 38 N. Wharves,
A. J. EUCKNOB. A. J. BUCKNOB.. Ja.,
D. C. McCAMMON, W. HENBY NASSAU.
Liberal advance*. Got da can be shipped to our own
Bonded Warehouse. ap!7— iOt*
JOHN J. BINFORD,
At hia old stand on
Corner of Governor and Franklin uta.
1 have remaining on hand a lot of Chamber and Par
or Furniture, for sale cheap. ap3f.. at
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