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Obituary—Macready the Actor.—
Recent intelligence from Europe gives the particulars of
the decease of William C. Macready at the age of 71
years. When Macready was a mere boy his father—who
was a theatrical manager in the English provinces—met
with financial reverses which led, through the force ot
necessity, to an entire change in the plans which had
been laid for the education of the son: the father having
previously intended that he should Become a law student.
Instead of taking a collegiate course of study young
Macready, when thrown on his own resources, commenc
ed studying for the stage, and alter a short time made his
first appearance at Birmingham, in 1811 in the character
of Romeo and with but moderate success. With great
zeal he continued to study and to act in the provinces,
where ho achieved a considerable reputation, for about
five years when he first acted in London at the Covent
Garden theatre. His career since that time has been one
of success as an actor, but not as a manager, and is well
known. We are of those who feel constrained to deny
that Macready possessed genius. That he was an actor
of great talent no one can but admit who his seen his
Macbeth, Werner and Melanctius in " The Bridal'’ which
were in our judgment by far his best characters. He was
a cold, hard, classical act >r; who did every thing, from
a sneer to a combat, by mathematical rule and who re
quired each of the people who acted with him to become
as much of a machine and as autocratic as he was him
self. The consequence was that if you had seen him in
any one part once, ov. the next occasion when you saw
him act the same part, you could tell exactly when,
where, how, with what facial expression and gesture
each point would be made. He never acted from im
pulse, never showed signs of spontaneous heat; his style
was flinty enough’but he lacked the genius to strike from it
it the spark of electric fire which arouses the wild
enthusiasm of an audience, and renders almost perfect
the illusion of the scene. He could never make us forget
that we were looking at Hamlet merged in Macready in
stead of Macready merged in Hamlet. He never appear*
<d to lose himself in his character, and his performances
were more like a cold lecture on the part which he
Sought to represent, than the abnegation of his individu
ality in the character. He showed us tho manhinory of
acting, or rather machine acting-: but it must be confessed
that the machinery approached to perfection in its artis
tic workings. It has been claimed for him that he was a
hard literary student, more especially of Shaksperlan
characters; this we do not believe; else the grave errors
in reading with which he started in early life would not
have been kept up to the very last engagement which he
played. We will point to two of them which even a su
perficial study should have corrected. “Challenge me
a Voutrancc" or to the death, as Shakspere undoubtedly
wrote it, he rendered as some stupid improver of the
text of the great bard had changed it -.“Challenge
me to the oWcrwnce,” which is something similar in sound
but tar apart In the greater essential of sense. Again, in
Hamlet, “Why then belike he likes it notperd//,” instead
of “ Par Dieu!” a favorite oath in the time of Shakspere.
There arc numerous other false readings which we
could cite, but the above are sufficient for illustra ion.
At rehearsal, Mr. Macready would say to a person who
was to act with him, “When I deliver this line, sir, and
utter the word “but,” you will advance too paces, step
ping first with your right foot; you will then stop, bow
your head and hide your face in your hands: remain thus
until 1 utter the word “vengeance,” when you will drop
your hands, raise your head and advance toward me
three steps, leading off with your left foot, raise your
left hand, and then deliver the speech of which
‘vengeance’ is your cue” Thus it was with all the
rest in the cast, and thus mechanically the play pro
ceeded to the finale, when he fought in a mathematical
manner, with mathematieal strides and gestures, then fell
on the stage in a mathematical position, and died by
mathematical rule.
“ Where do you wish me to stand when I utter this line
saida voting actor to Edmund Kean, the former dressed
as fiwoand the latter as Othello: no rehearsal having been
had. “Stand where you please, go where you please, so
long as vou keep before the audience, and I'll find you
and act to you,” was the reply ot tlie man of genius.
The eccentricities of Mr. Macready, and a harsh, over
bearing manner, which he uniformly put on when doing
the business of the stare, rendered him very unpopular
with those who were his subordinates, upon whom he ap
peared to look down as from a lofty eminence, and hence
we believe that more grief will be felt for his loss out of
his profession than in it.
In this brief notiee we have spoken of Macready as an
artist alone, and have purposely refrained from any allu
sion to his last unhappy visit to this country, the sequel of
which was the loss of many valuable, and some valueless,
lives. We have written justly and with a full apprecia
tion of the aphorism “de morbus nil nisibonum."
At Nidlo’s, the “Duke’s Motto” still
keeps the boards. We have had occasion so often to
write in the most favorable terms of this stirring drama,
that we hardlj know what words to employ in referring
to it again this week. It has been performed before more
than 116,OOOjpersons, and we venture to say that not a
single person has been disappointed in its representation.
It has been put upon the stage in so artistic a style that
criticism is well nigh disarmed. We are glad to see that
Mr. Wheatley has entirely recovered from his indispo
sition. and is* now enableu to throw into his partail his ac
custom* d vigor and spirit. The “ Duke’s Motto” will run
through August.
Barnum’s Museum. —This week is an
nounced to be the last of the charming Ethiopian min
strelsy of Sandford’s celebrated opera troupe. Their pro
gramme comprises a great variety of their best perform
ances. . , .
This will also be the last week of the great tight-rope
performers, gymnasts and pantomimists, the Denier Bro
thers. whose daring and extraordinary feats are scarcely
equalled, certainly not eclipsed by Blondin himself.
For a list of other great specialties at Barnum's we refer
to the advertisement. It includes the ourang outang, two
living tiger cats, two living boa constrictors, the automa
ton writer, the lightning calculator, etc.
The Museum, it is well known, is admirably ventilated.
Its visitors, the past week, were delighted with the ar
rangements made to render it the coolest place of amuse
ment in the city.
New Idea.—The Martinetti Family
giro drawing very large and fashionable audiences at this
delightful place of amusement. This week the Panto
mimes of “The Smugglers” and “Mons. Duguinion”
will be performed. Also a variety of other interesting
pieces. r ,
We can assure our readers that the New Idea is second
to no other establishment in the city, either as regards
the comfort afforded its habitues or the gratification de
rived from the performances. It is rarely that wc have
occasion to write in such unmeasured terms of praise of
any place of rational recreation. We are rejoiced to ob
serve the fine houses attracted there every night.
Dan Bice’s Great Show.. —The pub
lie’s favorite, Dan Rice, is announced to give his extraor
dinary exhibitions in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday of this week : also in Williamsburgh on Fri
day, and at Greenpoint on Saturday. By referring to the
advertisement the reader will at once perceive that there
has been no falling off in tha attractions of his mammoth
cstablshmcnt, now without doubt the finest in the coun
The Museum of Anatomy in Broad-
Way is an institution no one should neglect visiting. The
proper “study of mankind is man.” ..Could wc say more?
Wood's Minstrel Hall.—The attrac
tlons at Wood’s are nightly on the increase. Among the
novelties announced we notice the “first appearance of
the great stump orator,” A J. Talbot. A great treat is in
store for those contemplating—and who are not?—a vkit
to Wood’s Hall any night thia week, ir Tathot does not
make everybody scream with delight, we shall be much
mistaken. The popular balladist David S Wambold, and
original “Happy Uncle Tom,” Frank Brower, and all the
old favorites appear every night The panorama of the
North River is still the “rage. ’’ This will be Its fifth week.
It draws like a forty horse magnet.
Campbell’s Minstrels.—This accom
plished company had a glorious house last night, and the
applause was as usual wherever they perform, generous
and enthusiastic. We know of no better company in the
country. They will perform next in New Jersey and at a
variety of localities in New York State. We commend
them to our editorial brethren.?
Singularities of Old and New Com-
Tosers.— Gluck, to excite his imagination and to trans
port his thoughts to Tauris, Sparta, and the lower regions,
could not find anything more appropriate than to estab
lish his headquarters upon a meadow, in the open air, ex
posed to the heat of the sun. His piano before him, and a
few bottles of champagne as his companions, he com
posed his “Iphigenia,” “Orpheus,” and the “Amours of
$ Sarri required but a great empty room, feebly illumi
nated by a single lamp. His musical ideas only came to
him in the quietness of night. So he created Medonte and
the bcautifuLsong, “La dolcc Campagna. ’
Salieri, to excite enthusiasm, run through the liveliest
streets, chewing bon-bons, and constantly carrying his
pocket book with him to note down immediately his hap
py ideas
Cimarosa loved to be surrounded with noise. In com
pany with liis gay friends he wrote his opera “Il Matri
jnonio Secreto.”
Paesiello loved the bed, and between mattresses arose
his Mohnaria.
Anfossi, a young Neapolitan composer, who died early,
and who gave great future promises, could not write one
note without being surrounded with roast turkeys, smok
ing sausages and hams.
Gretry tells in his memoirs that he excited his imagina
tion by the means of tea or lemonade.
The celebrated Haydn, to put himself into the right
■disposition and sentiment, dressed himself finely, as if he
had to visit a great fete, previous to his sitting down to
the piano. He also put on his finger a ring, which had
been given him by old Frederick the Great More than
once, he said, that as soon as he had forgotten that ring, I
found it impossible to conceive a single universal idea.
Bossini could not bear it, if some one sung hit com
positions in his presence. The facility with which Ros
sini composed his music was remarkable. The great
er part of his master-pieces have been improvised in the
midst of noisy sports and a lively bachelor life. The
‘ Thievish Mag pie ’’ had been composed in twelve days.
The Partitur, for William Tell, he wrote during three
months in Paris, in a room which was always crowded
with visitors, in the midst of a mast animated conversa
tion, in which he frequently joined. Rossini, indifferent
to all the bustle ot society, continued to work, even if one
■of his visitors hummed an air, or an organ-grinder ground
his organ before his window. It did not in the least mo
lest him or interrupt his ideas.
The Florences are to play in the city
this Fall, having been secured by one of the Broadwav
managers. Mr. Florence, who is. expected by the Scotia,
which left Europe on the 18th insc., will bring with him a
large addition to his stock of pieces, one of which—a sen
sation drama by John Brougham—will be given to the
public as soon as the necessary machinery tor the intro
duction of its startling effects can be arranged. Mr. Flor
ence has purchased the sole right to this piece, which fact
he announces in the English papers.
Madlle. Stella Colas, the French ar
tlste, who• plays Juliet in broken English at the Princess
Theatre, London, is still drawing crowded houses and her
success is really remarkable. England, however, shall
Tot have all the glory to herself. We, too, have here a
r o*’ ,? rthl ? role w,u ,)e meluied in the Repertoire of
J.a Scheer It will be one of her very first parts The
Londtn limes gravely assorts that Stella Colas, two
weeks before she appeared, could not pronounce one
word ot English. A ery good for the Times “ Thunderer.”
Miss Kate Pennoyer, a youn°* lady
who had the good fortune to be born in the Cit? of New
York, anil the better fortune to obtain honor (unlike other
prophets; in her own country, has returned for the sum
mer vacation from the City of Washington, and w’illtake
things easy until the opening cf the fall season, when she
will adopt the starring system, in company with the
Mons. Baptistien. Her beauty, grace ami social
Worth are her sal eguard for a successful season.
The charming Annetta Galletti, lead
ing danseuse, who nas been so long deservedly popular in
all our leading cities, returns from Boston (where she has
X>een eminently successful for a continuous engagement of
a month) on the second of next month, whea she Will be
JVL nc J°i t i* ate witl ‘ managers for nights, through her
TFbiter route’ 1 lllaD ’ W W 8 n<nv arranging her Fall and
The Odd Fellows’ Hall at Memphis
las been leased by Mr. B. B. Ma-lnlev. late mana.-er of
’>« Memphis theatre who has already commenced inak-
If r ’i htterationa. When finished It will be
one ot tile finest places ot amusement South. Mr Mattin.
iey opens on tlieWtlief September.
Deagle’s Varieties is now the only
place of amusement open in St- Louis. A grand tableau
entitled the Capture of Vicksburg has been put on the
stage of this house, together with other interesting enter
tainments. Cannotfricnd Deagle get up a tableau of. Port
Hudson and another of Gettysburg?
Carl Anschutz will take his German
opera to Boston next season, and produce, among others,
the operas “ Fidclio.” “Magic Flute.” ‘ The Seraglio,”
“Johnof Paris,” “Merry Wives of Windsor.” He has
engaged, it is understood, Formes, the basso. A number
of operas, lately produced in Europe, will be added to the
At the close of the Senorita Cubas’
engagement at the Winter Garden New York, which
commences in August, she will appear at the Boston thea
tre, opening in the “French Spy.” and playing a round of
characters extending in all to one month's engagement.
Joseph Jefferson, now at the Mel
bourne theatre, Australia, will probably return to the
Stales next winter. In a letter to J. T. Ford, ot the Holli
day street theatre, Baltimore he says he is actually grow
ing fat on his fulness of health and professional pros
Hamlet will be the first Bole of Dan
iel E. Bandman next season, Narciss next, and then lago.
Meanwhile he has taken refuge in a Mountain Glen of
Vermont, to fire up his imagination, and strengthen his
The Union Theatre at Leavenworth,
Kansas, now closed, will reopen in September with a
new and more effective company than it had during the
past season. Mr. Chaplin and Mrs. Walters are to remain.
Manager Myers had a benefit at
Deering Hall, Portland, Me., on the 20th inst He put .on
the stage, as the leading piece of the occasion, “The
Manager in Distress.”
Washington Hall, West Virginia, has
been engaged for a brief season of theatricals by Mr. F. L.
Kelly. The company is made from Baltimore and Pitts
burgh theatres.
Barton Hill has been impersonating,
and, we understand, with marked success. Lord Dun
dreary. at the Montreal theatre. “ Our American Cousin”
holds the stage, for the present, at that house.
Messrs. Gabriel Harrison and Chas.
Gaylor (the dramatic authors) will, it is rumored, shortly
open the Academy ot Music, Brooklyn, with an adequate
dramatic company.
At the Cleveland (Ohio) Opera
House, a company of artids, including Kathleen O’Neil,
Mons Cheriskic, Miss Kate Waiters and others arc giving
nightly entertainments consisting of singing, jugglery,
wire walking, etc.
S. B. Duffield, Manager of the Nash
ville Theatre, had a grand complimentary benefit ten
dered to him on the 2utii inst. The house was crowded to
M’dlle Lina Windel, formerly the
terpsichorean star of the Ravel troupe, has returned to
New York, after a three years’ tour in South America,
and is open to negotiation for the Fall and Winter.
At the National Theatre, Cincinnati,
Hernandez and a star troupe of pantomimists are playing
to crowded houses.
At the Varieties, Washington, they
are playing a sensation piece, entitled “The Belle of
Washington,”, to crowded houses.
Lake & Co.’s ■ “Great Western Cir
cus,” performed at Peoria, 111., on Thursday, 23d, at
Canton on the 24th, and at Lewiston on the 25th inst.
The Hippopotamus, with the Metro-
Solitan and Quadruple Combination, was exhibited at
Mad.. Charlotte Marion gave a grand
concert at Brainard's Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, on the 21st
Emily Mestayer will be a member
of the new company now organizing for the approaching
season at the Boston Museum.
Lucille Western will be the first star
next season at the Howard Athemvum, Boston, commenc
ing on the 24th ot August.
The'Peak Family of Bell Bingers
gave a concert at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on the
22d instant.
The Holman National Opera Troupe
closed an engagement last night of one week at the Me
tiopolitan theatre, Rochester.
Sam Sharpley’s Minstrels gave two
concerts (on tlie 20th and 21st insts.) at Corinthian Hall,
The “ Old Folks,’ managed by Fath
er Reed, gave three concerts, during the past week, at
Madam Anna Bishop gave a grand
promenade concert at the Crystal Palace, Montreal, on the
20th inst.
Miss Ida Mantius, formerly of the
Stadt, is engaged for Mr. Meaubert’s Stage in San Fran
cisco, and will leave by the next steamer.
Fanny Janauschek’s crowning tri
umph in Koenigsberg was her performance of “ Lady
Mdlle. Gebhardt has made a sensa
tion as Juliet in Weimar and Forth as Romeo.
The Webb Sisters played last week
at the Norfolk (Va.) theatre.
The Holliday street is the only thea
tre now open in Baltimore.
Barry Sullivan is doing well at the
Melbourne (Australia) theatre.
The Louisville theatre will be opened
about the middle of the ensuing month.
F. S. Finn is engaged for next sea
son at Barnum's Museum.
Arlington, Leon & Donniker’s Min-
Strels are at Wood's Theatre, Cincinnati.
Fred Aimes, manager of the Conti
nental theatre, Philadelphia, is among the “ drafted.”
Tl»e troupe St. Denis is at the Wash
ington Theatre.
Butler s Combination Troupe hold
out at the Boston Museum.
The Buckley Serenaders are making
money at their new hall in Boston.
Wood’s Theatre, Cincinnati, is
Tilly Forbes, Teresa Viola and Mag
gie Marshall are at Lee’s Melodeon, Baltimore.
Marie Boniface, a Boston favorite, is
on a starring tour.
Hamblins Combination Troupe
played one week, closing last night, at Pittsbiugh, Pa.
The Zanfretta Family are at Concert
Hall, Newark, N. J.
(Odds amt £nds.
A Papatogi corrocpondont wiutoa to
the World that the number of Cubans there is much larger
than formerly, and that the reason is that the governor
general has abolished his old ne exeat and now allows the
natives to go abroad in any number and to any distance
that they may choose. In the United States, Saratoga has
long been their favorite summer haunt. Some of them—
that is to say, some of the girls—arc handsome, according
to the Spanish style of beauty, and all are well-mannered
and well-dressed. The way they blaze with diamonds is
quite the envy of the bland women who don’t need them,
but desire them none the less for all that. It was Punch
who said so felicitously that while men only want (modest
dogs!) all they can get, the women want all they can't
A G ood story is told in a Chicago
paper of a Chicagoan, now In London, who, in his round
of sight-seeing, went to see the renowned collection of
wax-figures of Madame Tussaud. In the “Chamber of
Horrors” he became lost in contemplation, and while in
that state an old snuff-taking dame from the country came
along, an<l pronounced him “ the most like of any” of the
wax murderers and murderesses, but, to be sure, laid hold
of his nose and gave it a most unmistakable tweak I An
apology, of course, followed, but it was difficult to say
which of the two parties were the most embarrassed.
The emigration westward is immense.
A letter written near Omaha City, Nebraska, to the Mil
waukie Xeics says: “There are nine hundred wagons
going through to the mines. 3 here is also a Government
escort of one hundred cavalry going through with them.
The roads are covered with wagons most of the time, some
going to Pike’s Peak and others to Washington Territory,
California and Oregon. Most of the teams now are ox
teams. A horse train, consisting of about twelve hundred
wagons, is about 300 miles ahead ”
The immense amount of capital in
vested in the commerce of our great lakes is hardly real
ized by the public outside of business ciroles immediately
interested in the trade. The following statement of sail
and steam vessels now engaged in this business is com
piled from the Marine Register for the present year, just
issued by the Board of Lake Underwriters: Steamers,
134 ; propellers and tugs, 253 ; barks and barkentines, 191;
brigs and brigantines, 79 ; schooners, 1,030; sloops, 14 ;
barges, 60. Total, 1,761.
The Canadians continue their com
plaints about the “ glut” of silver in their cities. Wc wish
we could have some of it here. It is going on two years
since silver disappeared from among us, and the little bits
of paper substituted for it are becoming very ragged and
The Kinderhook Bough Notes tells
of a Dutch baby in the village, killing a rat which had
boldly attempted to rob it of its bread and but.er. Th®
baby had a piece of bread in one hand and a hammer in
the other, and when the rat seized the bread, the baby
hit it on the head with a hammer, killing it instantly.
Three black spots have for several
days past been distinctly discernible on the sun’s disc, two
of them being together on the southern limb, and one
nearer the northern eCge. The phenomena are curious
and well worth observing. The spots can be noticed with
the uprotected eye, but are best seen through smoked
The Lynchburg (Virginia) Repu'M
tan says that lemons are raised in that State. We think
some of them walked in'’ to Pennsylvania the other
day, and our soldiers “ squeez&l” them to flavor their
yhade iv'dh.
Stockings “to suit the feet” are now
sold m London. They are, like shoes, "rights and lefts.”
The inner edge of each is quite straight to the extremity
•f the great toe, while the outer is rounded off to the
shapejof the foot.
The great pearl-fishery of Aripo, in
Ceylon, which has been in abeyance for seme years, is
about to be renewed under very promising auspices. The
bank producing the pearl-bearing oysters is seven miles
long, and two and a-half broad, and is calculated to con
tain between two and three million oysters.
The Bishop of London has set on
foot a subscription to raise one million sterling, or five
million dollars, in ten years, to relieve the spiritual desti
tution of his diocese. The Bishop offers to give £20,000
toward the amount required, or £2,000 per year for the
ten years.
In consequence of a prize having
been offered in France for the invention of a substitute
for albumen prepared from hens’ eggs, an albumen equal
in quality and much cheaper has been discovered, which
is made from fish roc.
A woman named Fellows died at
Salisbury, New Hampshire, on the 17th instant, in the
one hundred and first year of her age. A Mrs. Eastman,
the early playmate and life-long companion of the de
ceased, who was at the funeral, is in the one hundred and
second year of her age.
Dr. J. M. Carrier, of Newport, Ver
mont, has Java coffee grow ing in his garden. He says
that it endures frost better than beans, tomatoes or Indian
Christopher P. Church, the artist,
who has for the last ten years been studying and painting
in France and Italy, returned in the Hansa, and will
henceforth make our city his home.
The skeleton of a man was found
standing upright lately among the cargo of an Australian
ship on her arrival at London. He had evidently tried to
get a free passage, and was walled up by the cargo.
A Hanoverian colonel has patented
an automaton horse for the use of students in equestrian
Postage stamps were used in France
200 years ago. You had to write posi pai/e on your epistle,
or buy a sou stamp and stick it on.
There are 900 clergymen in England
who are magistrates also, and who thus are able to cure a
man in the flesh as well as in the spirit.
The last of the family of Daniel
O'Connell has retired from Parliament, and been appoint
ed a commissioner of income tax.
Tim Second Advent in 1868.—Bev.
Joshua V. Himes is lecturing at Chicago upon the coming
of Christ as close at hand.
The Queen (of England) has made
Prince Alfred a “Knight of the Garter.”
A recent return shows that there
are 25,000 chiffoniers (rag and rubbish collectors; in Paris.
ami (gunw,
Tenfas. —This correspondent asks,
“If, in our opinion, the Conscription Law is constitution
al \\ ith due deference to the legal acumen of certain
lawyers who practice in our State Courts, but who think
themselves perfectly competent to decide on Federal
questions, we are of the opinion that the Act is con
stitutional, and will so be declared by the Supreme Court
of the United States should it ever come bef ore it for ad
judication Judge Cadwalader, of the District Court of
the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylva
nia, has given it has his opinion in the case of a de
serter who was drafted, that “the Constitution of the
United btates authorizes Congress to raise armies, and
also to call forth and organize the militia of the several States.
Under this tirofold power, both regular national armies,
and occasional militia forces from the several States may
be raised, either by conscription or in other modes. (5 Whea
ton, 17.) The power to raise them by conscription may,
atacrisisofextreineexigency.be indispensable to pub
lic security.” It is a curious fact that outside of the States
of New York and New .Jersey, not a soul, whose legal
opinion is worth a button has raised voice or lilted pen
in opposition to it on the ground of its unconstitutionallty.
“The furniture drafting-wheels, etc.” belong to tlie
United States The provost-marshals will undoubtedly
reclaim all the furniture stolen, and those who have sur
reptitiously taken articles from their offices will be ar
rested and punished as thieves.
A. C. R.—“ A bets B that a foreign
er coming to this country, and who by taking the usual
course becomes a citizen, can, if he wishes, go to the
British Consul and return tn his allegiance to Great Brit
ain and claim British protection. How is it?” The for
eigner oan certainly do all that is here suggested ; but it
is very doubtful if the Britisli Consul or any other repre
sentative of a foreign country would, under the circum
stances, extend to him the protection claimed. The nat
uralized citizen canonly resume his allegiance to his
native prince or government by returning to his or its
jurisdiction. He could not put off his responsibilities
while residing here’ To argue otherwise is to hold that
the government of the United States is powerless within
its own jurisdiction.
Dispatch.— Tho National Schools of
Ireland are under the exclusive direction of the clergy of
the Establishe l Church, and for this reason Catholic par
ents are unwilling to entrust the education of their chil
dren to them. It does not follow, however, that the reli
gious opinions of those educated in tt-ese schools are inter
fered with. We believe, in supporting them, such is not
the intention of the government The “very general
ignorance” which exists among the Irish classes attached
to the Church of Rome arises from many causes—among
others, the unwillingness of the clergy ot that Church to
permit the children of their parishioners from receiving
any benef action, educational or otherwise, at the hands
of an Establishment which they consider heretical.
Subscriber. — “Was Jeff Davis de
clared President of the so called Confederate States be
fore that very eminent and self-sacrificing patriot
James Buchanan's term of office expired ?” Jefferson Da
vis, of Mississippi, was chosen’provisional president, and
Alexander 11. Stephens, of Georgia, provisional vice-pres
ident of the “ Confederate States of America,” on the Sth
of February, 1861, at a convention of traitors held in
Montgomery, Alabama, of which Howell Cobb, first thief
under Buchanan, was president. Jeff. Davis was, there
fore. “ President of the Confederate States'’ nearly one
month before the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.
V. C.— “ In one of the Mayor’s late
proclamations the following sentence occurs : ‘ The police
is ever ever on the alert? is the word is correct?” Iris
not customary to write thus, but it is quite as correct to
write the “ police is,” as to say the public or Congress
is. If the Mayor intended that the noun police should be
understood in the singular, and not as one of multitude,
then the verb is must follow as a necessary relative, under
the rule that the verb agrees with its nominative in person,
number and case. If the Mayor wrote witii the idea of
conveying police in the plural, then the word are ought
to have been used instead of is. We cannot, in this in
stance, impugn the grammar of his Honor.
2>. H. T.— “if a foreigner serves two
years in the United States army as a volunteer, and is
then honorably discharged, will he be admitted to citizen
ship. and entitled to vote ?” At the last session of Congress
an act was passed which provides that any foreigner who
who has served or may serve one year in the army or
navy of the United States, becomes, on taking the oath of
naturalization, a citizen of the United States, and, of course
entitled to all the privileges and immunities of other citi
Union. —“ Inform me of the year,
month, and date of the month the ships Joseph Walker
and Great Republic were burned ? There is a bet, and the
parties have agreed to abide by your decision.” The
inammotti clipper Great Republic, the Joseph Walker and
several other vessels and five large flour stores were
burnt on the night of December 27,1853.
J. Broivn.— Members of
mililia reginienfs AS liable to draft as otifor citizens.
This correspondent asks : “If this is so, what good is there
rnf anv of ,hem T he good is, that, in
times ot peace, they arel'xomptcd n-om jury duty, milita
ry duty, when they have served seven years in the militia,
fire duty, and other onerous duties to which the non-mili
tary citizen is subject.
A. B. Wilson.—“ Does tlje fact of a
man having lost his four front teeth exeifipt him from the
draft?” It is expressly stated in the instructions given
tor the guidance of enrolling boards, that among other
causes of exemption, is the absence in the drafted of in
cisors or fore-teeth, so that cartridges cannot be torn
asunder when necessary for loading muskets.
An Old Reader.— We hold that the
loss of sight in either eye Is sufficient cause for exemption.
The loss of the right Is of course more serious than that of
the left eye ; and, as you are aware, Surgeon-General
Hammond considers it a sufficient cause for the rejection
of a recruitlt is understood that in the selection of
diafted men the Government will be quite as particular
as when about to enlist men for the regular army.
H. W. T.— The questions on Masonry
were handed to the Masonic Editor of the Dispatch. He
has not yet had time to answer them fully Perhaps
Congress will so amend the act that soldiers honorably
dismissed from the service before the close of their term
of enlistment will be paid ‘ the $l9O bounty.”
A Subscriber.—“A bets B that the
draft has commenced. Decide?” The drafting or draw
ing for names in this city, was commenced on Saturday,
11th inst. The riots have temporarily suspended opera
tions. It is thought the work will be resumed this week.
Lebanon, Ohio.— Capt. Meade’s ad
dress is. ship of-the line North Carolina, United States
Navy Yard, Brooklyn, L. I. Letters addressed to Capt.
Meade as above will reach himWe do not know
where Capt Bartlett is residing at this time. He may be
in this city. v
One ofwiani/ Mothers.— The Museum
of Anatomy is, we understand, open on certain days for
ladies exclusively. Lectures on physiology are given on
those days by lady professors competent to the enlighten
ment of their visitors.
Volunteer.— lt has been officially de
cided that persons dismissed from service, honorably or
otherwise, before the expiration of their term of service
are not entitled to the bounty of $10).
Exempt.—“ If a man is exempt from
the draft through physical disability, will hia disease and
name be published ?” Only those who are chosen will
have their names published.
The Mother of George III.—It is
evident that George the Third had been early
and carefully taught the lesson which had proved
fatal to the House of Stuart, and which at one
time was on the point of being destructive to
himself. Lord Harcourt, his governor, a cour
tier, but not without a sense of honor, resigned
rather than witness what “he found himself un
able to prevent.” When Lord Harcourt was
asked by the minister to assign the cause of his
resignation, he replied that the reason was “ too
delicate to mention to any but the king himself,”
clearly pointing out tho mother as the cause of
the evil that he complained of. That mother,
the Princess Dowager, was, in the opinion of all,
high and low, of the best informed contemporary
writers, as well as of the populace, before and
after her husband’s death, the mistress of Lord
Bute. To him she sacrificed, if some writers are
to be believed, at least one rival. To him she
certainly sacrificed her reputation, and, what
she valued more, her wealth. In order to
strengthen her ascendancy over her eldest son,
whom she despised, she excluded him as much
as possible from all society, while she carefully
instilled into his mind the arbitrary notions
which were exemplified in the petty courts of
Germany, and which were in speculation the
cherished maxims cf her paramour. These wore
the seeds sown, which fell on a most congenial
soil, and soon sprang up into a bitter harvest
Pbilllmore’s Rei/jn of Charles 111.
Late advices from Mexico state that
Gen. Forey was actively attempting to recruit Mexicans
for h’s army, without meeting with much success. In a
proclamation he promises the Mexicans a stable for n of
government, which shall regard the obligations to foreign
nations—not permit oppressive taxation or forced loans
The press can have reasonable freedom, but not a license.
The Catholic religion must be protected, banished bishons
recalled. Indians and laborers shall no longer be dragged
into the army. The Mexican army was brtkeu into de
tachments, and was hoverb g around the city of Mexico
Ortesza, who the French say violated his parole after the
capture of Puebla, and escaped together with his chief
officers, now commands the Mexican troops between San
Luis I’otosi and the city.
®itjj aiul
A Matrimonial Photograph.—How
an Injured Husband Receives His VPife’s Company.— :
The Result of too Much Sociality —Matrimonially !
speaking the life of Mr. H. has been a dreary tailure. [
For some time himself and wife, a youngish, good looking ,
woman, have been unable to.-see things m tne same light. :
and about four months ago a separation took place be- I
twet« them by what might be termed a mutual under- '
standing. It appears that several years since H. estab- I
lished a daguerreau gallery in his who’s name in Wil- |
liamsbui gb, w Inch she has conducted with uuliiterrupt- |
cd success until trie present lime. During a portion of ,
the time the husband attended a shoe store. After a j
time it was represeutetl to 11. by certain observant t
parties that all was not right between certain par- i
ties, and a careful espionage appeared to sat- ■
isty him that his rights had not been at all times ;
fully recognised. Sunday excursions, moonlight prome- !
nadcsat most uncertain hours ahi in most uncertain !
places, and S6O mantillas from Stewart's, only tended to ;
increase the unhappiness of the watchful husband, and ;
these resulted in a mutual agreement to disagree. Mrs.
11. proposed a separation. >he had all along deposited |
the receipts of the gallery in the Williamsburg Savings :
Bank to her own credit. Of this amount, some SS,OJt),
.‘■he proposed to give H. SSOO, on condition that he would
leave her in quiet possession of the business. After a time I
this was effected, tiirougli fraud, as H. himself asserts, he [
having signed the paper on the supposition that it was a •
subscription to a surprise party. However, he full!lied ■
the terms therein set forth, and established a business in
Brooklyn. Quite recently he returned and opened a gal
lery within a door or two or the old stand in Williams
burg. announcing himself as “the Original.” In the
meantime the lady had not been idle, and was sail
ing with a fair wind unmolested Not old, although the
mother of one child ot ten years, having been married
over fourteen years. Mrs. 11. enjoyed herself socially,
and was. no doubt, proud to recognize among her guests
the son cf a hew York Member of to a
large degree, she drew custom ai well as trienas, and the
establishment of Mrs. H was fully as popu-ar as chat of
the less agreeable “ original.’’ Her dress was of the best,
and maimers to match, t so that she could appear well even
if she could not make people believe she was what she
one week ago to-night things culminated, and what had
only been private talk has now become public gjssip, with
the postscript of a lawsuit or so to be added hereafter.
Last Sunday evening, while entertaining with cake and
wine a number of her friends, of both sexes, among
whom was the aforesaid son of our meinbor of Con
gress, the fair photographer was surprised by the en
trance of her husband, who, in a great rage,
began to demolish certain articles of furniture and other
wise startle the “set" from its propriety. The young man
before referred to gallantly attempted to explain, when a
volley from the indignant H. annihilated him, and in a
moment after all was gone except tlic husband and wife.
For this procedure Mrs. H. has preferred a complaint
against her husband, which will bo heard on Tiuusday
next; the charge is malicious mischief. She claims to
have a divorce ironi him, and that she is not responsible
to him for her actions. He maintains that the furniture
damaged was his own, as the paper he signed was of no
legal worth. The affair creates a great deal of talk, and
if it is fully ventila.ed, will be apt to damage the reputa
tion of other persons than shoe dealers and daguerreans.
Belief Fund for the Wounded and
Families of the Killed Police. —A meeting of the sub
scribers to this fund was held in the Chamber of Com
merce yesterday. Mr. L. W. Jerome in the chair. The
chairman reported that the amount now on the subscrip
tion book was $29,475, and the banksubscription amounted
to $31,000. On motion of Bon. Henry J. Raymond, a com
mittee consisting of Commissioner Acton. Col. Vcrmiiye,
John Becker, Isaa3 Bell, and George E. Talltnan was ap
pointed to disburse SlO.uGOof the sum new in hand at once.
Col. Stebbin stated that the sum of $>,009 contributed by
the Stock Exchange was in part designed for the relief
of the colored people who had suffered during the riot.
Some discussion took place in reference to the propriety
of establishing a permanent fund, bat cae immediate ne
cessities of the sufferers was the first consideration. Mr.
Raymond moved the following resolution, w ilch was
adopted:—That a committee of Jive be appointed to con
sider the expediency of constituting on the basis of the
subscription and with whatever of the fund may be in
excess of the necessities of tho sufferers for whoever it
was intended to provide, a personal fund for the relief of
such cases as may arise under similar circumstances
hereafter, and that the committee report on the subject
to the next meeting of the ȟbsbribers to this fund.
The following gentlemen were appointed the commit
tee to consider the propriety of establishing a permanent
fund :—H. G. Raymond, H. iStebbius, Shepard Knapp, R.
Witslow, F. B. Cutting.
The Chairman and Secretary were added to both com'
Judge McCunn and Sheriff Lynch at
Loggerheads.— From present appearances there is likely
to be lively times between some ot our judicial officers.
It appears that a habeas ebrpus was taken out in behalf of
one of the arrested lioters, returnable before Judge
McCunn, and directed to General Canby. The General
declined obeying the writ, and a process of attachment
for contempt was issued against him, and placed in the
hands or oheritt Lynch for tfktcution. The Sheriff con
sulted with his legal advisers, who instructed him not to
serve the writ, as Judge McCunu had no right to issue a
writ of habeascorpw, which pour)in q- in
the Courts. Acting upon this advice, tlie Sheriff decinw
serving any of the writs of Judge McCunn. The Judge
now intends, if the Sheriff persists in his course, to lay the
matter as subject of impeachment, before Governor Sey
mour.—Express. •
A similar process was issued by the Judge against Super
intendent Kei nedy and placed in the hands of the Sheriff,
But up to a late hour last night no attempt was made to
serve it.
Seventh Regiment Armory—Presen
tation.—The Fourth Company of this Regiment (Co. D )
being on duty at their Armory, on Tuesday, July 21st, in
the evening made a presentation to their Captain, William
H. Riblct, of a silver pitcher, two goblets and a salver,
handsomely chased. The presentatiog was made by
Charles H. Swords, Financial Secretary of the Company,
in a few well timed and appropriate remarks, and was
responded to briefly bv the recipient, who was much sur
prised and affected by this turther evidence of the good
will and feeling of the Company toward him, whom he
has commanded for so many years. Each piece bore tlie
initials of the recipient, with the regimental coat of arras
engraved thereon and the following inscription: “a
token of esteem to Capt. William H. Riblet, from the
members of tlie Fourth Company, Seventh Regiment, N.
Y. s. N. G., 57th Anniversary, 1863.” The Regiment being
ordered away early in June, the presentation was there
fore postponed. The Company subsequently adjourned
to the large drill room, and partook of refreshments,
where toasts were given and speeches made by many
officers of the Regiment and members of tho Company.
This Company was organized in 18)6, and is the oldest
Company of the Regiment.
Relief Operations for the Colored
People Commenced —About three thousand colored per
sons of ah ages and both sexes were assembled in Fourth
street near Broadway, yesterday, applying for relief at
the place set apart for that purpose, No. 359 Fourth street.
Their cases were immediately attended to ; their names
and places of residence noted, so as to enable the proper
liarties to visit them and make the necessary inquiries re
ative to the merits of the respective cases. The crowd
yesterday included a large number of persons who had
been concealed in w r oods and sub-cellars for more than a
week. There are still numbers out of the city who hesi
tate to return until they arc sure it is perfectly safe. The
relief was administered yesterday by eight different
clerks, under the supervision of Vincent Colyer. The ap
plicants received trom $3 to $5 each.
Granji Pic-nic Rally of the Neiv
York TAir.cfes.—On Monday, one of the grandest pic-nics
ever held in the vicinity ot New York, will take place at
Bellevue Gardens. The participants are to be the tailors
of this city. They are to assemble in Grand street at 7)2
o’clock in the morning, and form into procession. They
will then march through tlie principal streets, accompa
nied by Neiers’ celebrated brass bahd. One novelty about
this festival is, that a number of first-class sewing mac nines
and trimmers, the donations of the manufacturers, are to
be draw’ll for by a social lottery scheme extemporized for
the occasion. We bespeak for tlie tailors a good time gen
erally. The advertisement will be found in anothej
Death of Dr. James R. Chilton.—
nr. James R. Chilton, the well known and accomplished
chemist of this city, died at Yonkers on Friday night. He
had gone to Yonkers for a tew weeks’ relaxation from
professional labor. He had been ailing for some time.
He was born on the sth of November, 18u9. His wife still
lives, and with several members ot her family reside in
this city. In the death of Dr. Chilton the scientific world
loses a great luminary, and society gives up one of its
the Court of Special Sessions, yesterday, Margaret Potter
and Ann McCarty, charged with stealing clothing from
Anna Maria Dickenson, a colored woman, during the
riots, were sent to the Penitentiary for six months.
Osward Schenck, who stole a new suit of clothing, was
sent to the same place for tour months.
Peter Dolan, charged with having aided in mobbing
Mayor Opdyke’s house, sent to the same place tor four
A Hard Case.—The owner of a tone
inent house in the vicinity of Mackerelville, calling to col
lect his rents, found the wife of one ot his tenants sitting
at the door with a countenance indicating grief and des
pondency. On inquiring for her husband he was told
that “Pat” was dead. Further questioning revealed the
fact that he had been shot “ by a bloody soldier, bad luck
to him.” “ But what did he shoot him for?” he inquired.
"For nothing, just,” answered the afflicted widow : “he
was only standing in the street holding a brick in his
hand.” — Sun.
One of the Results of the late Riot.
—On Tuesday at noon, the remaining five story wall of
the Eighteenth precinct station house in Twenty-second
street, which was burned by the rioters, was blown over
by the high wind which prevailed throughout the day. It
buried in its ruins a number of men, boys and children.
By the efforts of Captain Cameron and his officers, and a
number of laborers employed for that purpose, eight
bodies were got out, three of which were dead, the other
five were sent to the Bellevue Hospital.
Fall of a Flour Warehouse in Wash
ington Street.— At two o'clock yesterday afternoon, the
side wall of the flour warehouse of Phelps and Adams,
No. 39 Washington, corner of Morris street, fell outward
with a fearful crash. The building was filled with flour
and other articles, and the pressure was so great upon
the timbers of the upper floors that it could not sustain
it and gave way. Fortunately the premonitory signs of
the crash were sufficiently apparent to enable the laborers
to make their escape, and no one was injured. The build
ing is a n«_-'Y one and the walls were yet fresh.
Yellow Fever.—A man died on
Thursday of yellow fever, on board the ship Charles Har
te), then lying at Quarantine. The vessel was immediate
ly ordered to the lower bay. The Arcadia, which arrived
on the 14th from Havana, lost one man from that disease ;
but her captain reported that there had been no sickness
or death on board. Dr. Gunn will institute legal proceed
ings. There are several vessels now in the lower bay with
yellow fever on board.
A Deserter Jumps Overboard and is
Drowned.— On Friday afternoon, Marshal Garvin and
some other officers, went to Governor’s Island, with a
number of deserters who had been picked un about the i
city. While they were on their way, Thomas O’Ntill, one
of the deserters, jumped overboard* and was drowned:
Recovery of Stolen Government
Property.— Yesterday morning, Marshals Garvin and Bar
ber, and Sergeant Myers of the Twelfth regiment, male a
descent upon a house in Liberty street, where they found
a number of bayonets knapsacks, overcoats, and other
military clothing, which it is alleged had been taken from
Government stores during the riot.
Fire in a Liquor Store in Third Ave
nue.—About 3 o’clock yesterday morning, a fire broke out
in the liquor store of John McDonald, corner of 3d avenue
and 85th street. Damage to the stock and fixtures and
the adjacent property, about $3,590. Mostly insured.
Provision for Immediate Relief.—
Mr. L. W. Jerome, in accordance with the resolutions of
the Chamber of Commerce meeting, sent a check for
$10,009 to Mayor Opdyke, to be used by him immediately
for the relief of the sufferers by the riot.
Claims for Damages Resulting from
the Rmt.- The Comptroller has received upward of
twenty one claims for loss and damage during the recent
riots, which amount, in the aggregate, to $100,900. The
claims are still being sent in.
Accidental Shooting Case.—About
six o’clock hist evening Miss Adelia Cunningham, residin'*
at No. 246 east Eleventh street, was accidentally shot by
her brother. She died almost immediately. The coroner
was notified.
New York Mortality.—The Health
Officer in Brookb n reports the number of deaths, for the
past week, to be 177—being 25 more than in the previous
week. I
gw M tlu Week.
The Jamaica (L. I.) Farmer says :
I “On Thursday afternoon last a woman and child were
I found in Centreville avenue, this town, in a state of nu
city. The woman was insane, and said that ‘ God had or
dered her to kill her child.' In accordance with this idea
she had cut the child’s throat in two places, and hid
dashed its head against the ground or a post, so that it pre
sented a most pitiable sight. The two were brought to
this village and cared for by the authorities. The child,
which was seriously injured, was taken from its mother,
and is now, we are informed, doing well. The woman
was evidently insane from excessive use of ardent spirits.”
A Halifax correspondent of the Mon
treal Gazette acknowledges that as a United States gunboat
was leaving a wharf of that city, the crowd assembled
there gave three cheers for Jeff. Davis and the Southern.
Confederacy. The writer, however, denies the rumor that
a steamer had sailed from that port with the intention of
running the Southern blockade. A number of skedaddlers
from the draft were in the city. Among others who had
reached Halifax from Bermuda were C. L. A. Lamar, of
Savannah and yacht Wanderer notoriety ; James Ward,
Esq , late Federal Minister to.Pekin ; and Capt. Hartstem,
formerly of the Federal Navy.
On Thursday afternoon, the sloop
Skjoldmoon commanded by Captain L. Wessenberg, ar
rived at Chicago from Bergen, Norway, which port she
i left on the 12th of April, arriving in Quebec bn the 12th of
July, and reaching Chicago on the atternoon of the 16th
of July, occupying 94 days. She had a very rough, stor
my voyage, but made good sailing time under the circum
stances. This sloop is the smallest vessel that ever crossed
the Atlantic, being 55 tons burthen, while that in which
Columbus visited this continent was upwards of 60 tons.
At Oswego, a few nights ago, a
schooner load of wheat was elevated into the Corn Ex
change elevator, but by some mischance the “maw hole”
ot the garner into which the grain was sent was left open.
Consequently, as fast as the wheat went in, it was quietly
spouted out into the river. The misfortune was not dis
covered till the next day, when another vessel was being
hauled alongside of the elevator, and “grounded on a
pile of 5,500 bushels of wheat. Somebody is a loser to a
serious extent
At Lowell, Mass., on Monday, a
steam-boiler exploded in a brick building on Middle street,
completely demolishing the building, instantly killing
three mcii, and injuring seven other persons. The build
ing was occupied by Wm. 11. Godding as a picker factory,
and John S. Jacques, shuttle manufacturer. The folliw
ing were killed : Wm. 11. Godding, Geo. C. Ashby, G. W.
Carter, Ira Bishbee, Caleb Osgood.
The Long Bridge of the Connecticut
River Railroad. 760 feet long, near Greenfield, was re
cently burned down. It was supposed by some that it
was set on fire with a view of drawing the fire engines
from the city, so as to give a chance to burn the houses of
the Provost Marshal and other obnoxious citizens. Bpt if
this was the plan, it utterly' failed.
Jonathan W. King, Esq. died in New
Haven, lately aged 49 years. Mr. King was born in Oneida
county, New York, was for twenty-five years a merchant
in Cincinnati, and ten years ago removed to New' Haven,
w here he has since resided—though connected with the
house of George F. Peabody A Co., at the time of his
death. He was noted for his liberality and enterprise.
In Providence, recently, three New
York roughs made an attack on a colored dray man,
swearing that they would serve him as they served a
d—d niggi rin New York, but they wcie so quickly laid
I out by a sinewy black man, that they hardly recovered
their senses before they were in the hands ot the officers
and deposited in the lock-up for safe keeping.
Major-General Anderson, of Fort
Sumter memory, is spending the season at Bridgeport,
■ Conn. His health is much impaired, and he is forbidden
by his physician to speak in public.
As an evidence of the revival of
commerce on the Mississippi, we observe that the St; Louis
papers now contain an abundance of advertisements of
steamers to leave tor Vicksourg.
Official statements show that the
total public debt of the United States, on the Ist of July
inst, was $1,097,274,366 —less by over $25,000,000 than antici
pated by the Secretary of the Treasury last December.
Ship Soloo, from New York, has ar
rived at Hong Kong, after a passage of one hundred and
seventy-two days. She has been reported as a misting
It now takes eight and a half paper
dollars of Confederate money to buy a gold dollar, or a
gold dollar’s worth of provisions at Richmond.
The Rev. Dr. Lord has resigned his
position as President of Dartmouth College. His successor
has not as yet been appointed.
' The Pennsylvania State Teachers’
Association meets at Reading on the 4th, sth, and 6th of
August next.
TLo-nziCajjid. daughter of Major (Inn
eral Banks are at New Lebanon Springs, Columbia county,
in this i. tate,
The son of the Prince de Joinville
graduated No. 12, at the United States Naval Academy at
Prince Alfred, of England, the
Queen's second son, has joined the Raccoon, as junior
The Connecticut Legislature has re
jected the bill enabling the banks to conform to Secre
tary Chase’s National Banking Law.
A letter from Rome announces the
death of M. l’Abbe Hugo, nephew of Victor Hugo.
The British Government is sending
10,000 troops to reinforce its army in India.
ftemg for JaiM
Marriage in Saxon Times.—During
the latter part of the Saxon period, a custom, built upon
the Norman system of “espousals,” was introduced. Es
pousals were contracts to marry at a future time. They
were subject to fixed laws and forms. It was essential to
their validity that the contract was enter.ed into with the
free consent of both parties. The friends assembled, and
the bridegroom formally promised to treat his betrothed
well, “ according to Gvd's law and the custom of society.”
Besides this, he was required to give a wed, or security,
that he would within a reasonable time perform his prom
ise. The wed was placed in the hands of trustees, who
were called *’ forespokers.” Next the bridegroom stated
what he intended to give as a foster-lean, as a morgen gift,
(of which more hereafter,) and the provision lie could
make in the event of his wife surviving him. The cere
mony of the espousals followed these preliminaries.
After hand feasting they exchanged gifts. That given by
the bridegroom was called arrha, or earnest, and varied
from an ox to a coin. He also placed a ring upon the
right hand of his betrothed. Security was given for the
mutual ratification of the promises. A considerable time
sometimes intervened between the espousals and the
marriage. The law provided for the non fulfillment of
the engagement. If the man neglected to com”’ „ n. J
contract within two years, he forfeited the "■» « r*
the refusal came from the lady, th >• > /1,
returned, with an addition of ' lu. ) va ?
value. Thus nothing was * ** l 7 or, Sty a l
atanttal aU “ SUb '
-vm legal formalities it is pleasant to turn for a mo
ment to the underlying sentiment. In the translation
made by King-Allred of Boethius, a passage occurs in
winch lie describes the feelings of a wife for her husband.
Jle says : Liveth not thy wife also ? She is exceedingly
very modest. She has excelled all other
women in purity. bves BOW fop thee—thee alone.
Hence she loves nothing else but tneO. She has enough
ot every good in this present life, but she has despised it
all for thee. She has shunned it all because she has not
thee also. This one thing is now wanting to her. Thine
absence makes her think that all which she possesses is
nothing. Hence for thy love she is wasting, and well
nigh dead with tears and sorrow."— Englishwoman's,four'
How Ladies Should Dress. After
giving this subject due consideration, a genius hailing
from Philadelphia arrives at the conclusion that the suc
ceeding extract from Tobin’s comedy of the “Honey
moon,” might lie read by some of our belles with great
advantage, provided they would follow the advice given
by tho Duke ;
Duke. I’ll have no glittering gewgaws stuck about you,
To stretch the gaping eyes of idiot wonder,
And make men stare upon a piece of earth.
As on the star-wrought firmanent—no feathers
To wave as streamers to your vanity—
Nor cumbrous silk, that, with its rustling sound.
Makes proud the flesh that bears it. She is adorned
Amply, that in her husband’s eyes looks lovely—
The truest mirror that an honest wife
Can see her beauty in.
Juliana. I shall observe, sir.
Duke. I should like to see you in the dress
I last presented you.
Jul. The blue one, sir?
Duke. No, love—the white. Thus modestly attired,
A half-blown rose stuck in thy braided hair;
ith no more diamonds than those eyes are made of
No deeper rubies than compose thy lips,
Nor pearls more precious than Inhabit them:
With the pure red and white, which that same hand
Which blends the rainbow mingles in thy cheeks;
This well-proportioned form (think not I flatter)
In graceful motion to harmonious sounds,
And thy free tresses dancing in the wind;
Thou’lt fix as much observance as chaste dames
Can meet without a blush.
A Fashionable Wedding in Wash
ington.—The Washington Star says : “The fashionable
people of Washington were in a flutter of excitement on
Tuesday on the occasion of the nuptials of Carlotta Wil
helmina Mariana Von Gerolt, eldest daughter of his Ex
cellency Baron Von Gerolt, the Prussian Minister, who
has represented that country so long and well, and Mr.
John Wood, of the British civil rervice inllndia, who
made the acquaintance of his bride in Germany, and
where their troth was plighted when they severally left
their places of education.
“ St. Matthew's Church, where the ceremony was per
formed, contained a distinguished and brilliant audience,
which included the foreign ministers, with their most
cherisnea msignin, ui.-ir
families, officers of the army and navy in full dress, and
many of our citizens.
“ The bride was attended by the Hanseatic Minister,
and her mother, the Baroness, entered the church on the
arm of the groom, while tlie other daughters were atten
ded by their father and Baron Grabow.
“ After the marriage the friends of the family repaired
to the residence of the Baron, where a couple of hours
were passed in delightful social intercourse and the dis
cussion of an elegant collation, and the enjoyment of
music. The bpde and groom left for the North in a spec ■
ial car, supplied by President Garrett, who accompanied
them to Baltimore. After a northern tour the young
couple will sail for India via Europe, and will be accom
panied to the Continent by Baron Gerolt and one of his
The Polish Ladies.—A long* stay in
Poland has a most depressing effect on the sp’rits. The
universal mourning worn by the women haunts you even
in your sleep, and you feel that “ black” is after all the
true ghost color. Wherever you go, you find the same
poor helpless creatures herding together in the churches ;
and even there not always free from the brutality of the
Russian soldiery. Under the pretense of searching for
arms, the sanctity of the house of God has repeatedly
been violated, and sentries stationed at the door not uh
frequently subject ladies to annoyance, if not insult, in
going in and out. It is the attitude of the women which
annoys the Russians still more than that of the men.
There is no sacrifice to which they will not readily sub
mit, and their spirit is indomitable. From the Princess
Sapieha to the petty tradesman’s wife, they devote them
selves heart and soul to tlie cause—slaving night and day
at making clothes, conveying arms and ammunition to
the insurgent cany), remaining all night under prison
wall, and performing other heroic acts. Combined with
this power of self-sacrifice, Polish ladies possess a most
lively wit, which is often more than a match for their
enemies.— Le t rfront Lemberg.
A Real Heroine.—At Pilau, in Prus
sia, n*w lives a woman who has for some years conse
crated her life to the noble but dangerous task of rescuing
persons from drowning. Whenever a tempest comes on,
day or night, Catherine Kleinfeldt, who is the widow of a
sailor, is ready with her boat, in which she puts out to sea,
and frequently goes further than any other, in order to
give help to those who may be shipwrecked. More than
three hundred individuals have been saved from death by
her efforts : and accustomed for twenty years to make
voyages with her husbands she possesses a skill and hardi.
hood which render these efforts unusually unsuccessful.
Whenever she is seen, the utmost respect is paid to her,
and the sailors look upon her as their guardian angel: the |
very children of the fishermen go upon their knees to her.
and'kiss the skirt of her gown. The Prussian and other
governments have decreed medals to her. and the Princi
pality of Pilau have made her an honorary citizen for life.
She is about sixtv years of age. with an athletic figure and
great strength, (a Grace Darling enlarged into gigantic
proportions;) and she has a masculine countenance,
which, however, is softened by the benevolent expression
which it constantly wears.
The New Fashion.—“ Knickerbock
er” the New York correspondent of the Philadelphia
Sunday Dispatch thus expresses’ himself, upm this theme:
Apropos of fashions, the steel collars arc becoming all the
wear among men, and what do you think is becoming de
cidedly the noureaute among the women? Why, crimson
cloaks! Y’es, crimson cloaks in the dog days! As if old
Sol himself was not fiery enough when Sirius is in the
ascendant, the creme insists on burning the eyes out Qf our
heads with cloaks made for all the world exactly' like
those worn so gracefully and with such picturesque effect
on Sundays by the pea-nut girls in Ireland. The color is
a bright red—probably nearer asc arlet than a crimson—
with a hood behind lined inside with white satin or silk.
All the ladies who weaJ these cloaks look like Evange
line in the picture taken from Longfellow’s poem, and,
while I cannot say the cloak is unhandsome, I do say the
color is most unsuited to the season. It resembles a red
hot coal-fire thrust under your eyes in July, and makes
me fairly perspire to contemplate it. Why can’t they get
uii summer dresses of an iceberg complexion?
L’lmperatrice.—The Empress Euge
nie has dyed her hair. The London Court Journal's Paris
correspondent says:—Her Majesty’s hair had, ever siace
the autumn, manifested a tendency to turn pale and
faded. Accordingly, the Court hair-dresser set about try
ing his skill in revivifying, promising, upon his honor
that the preparation he employed should neither act as
a dye nor as a destroyer of the hair. What, then, was the
painful surprise at beholding the change which a few em
ployments of the drug had accomplished? From the
beautiful golden color we all were wont to greet with so
much enthusiasm, it had beco me a dark auburn ; from a
dark auburn it was fast declining into a deep brown.
A Broad Hint, Rather.—An editor
from the Hoosier State, says this is the style in which the
fair ones in his vicinity, convey the hint to backward
“ Why don't you get married ?” said a young lady, the
other day, to a bachelor friend.
“ I have been trying for the last ten years to find some
one who would be silly enough to have me,” was the
“ I guess you haven’t been up our way,” was the insinu
ating rejoinder.
We think ice might have understood that without any
aid to help us.
Customs of Princes Past and Pres
ent.—The Portland Transcript remarks:— 11 The difference
between the past and present customs of Princes is seen
by comparing the ten million dinner service of the Prince
of Wales and his table of luxury, with the simplicity that
cbaract rized old time royalty, when, as described by the
‘ Tlfie King and Queen sat down to dine,
And many more beside;
And what they did not eat that night,
Next morning ■/< wasfried ! ’ ”
No romance in that ancient chronicle—shockingly com
mon place.
The Charms of Muslin.—The follow
ing, written by one who knows, shows considerable ap
preciation of human nature: “Men never so entirely
worship women as when they are surrounded by the won
drous folds of a*delicate, semi-transparent muslin dress.
They may respect them in calico, they may admire them
in velvet, but they lore them in muslin.”
Rose Cottage.—The Memphis(Tenn.)
Bulletin says that it knows an acidulous old bachelor who
declares that he*nevcr hears a place called “Rose Cot
tage,” without thinking of the lots of thorns that there
must be inside.
Wanted.—A young lady wishes to
engage a master for a pair of black eyes—the pupils of
her own eyes—Mio can teach them the art of love.—-
Gashen Star.
Bachelors’ Hall. —An architect pro
poses to build a Bachelors’ Hall, which will differ from
most houses, in having no Eres!
Cocoaine.—The popularity of this
unequalcd preparation for the hair is conclusive
evidence of its merit. Prepared by Joseph Bur
nett & Co., Boston, and sold everywhere:
The following testimonial is conclusive of Us
efficacy :
Belmont Hotel, New York,)
September 1, 1860, f
Messrs. Joseph Burnett & Co., Boston :
<?enfe_lt is with pleasure I tender you this
simple testimonial regarding your Cocoaine, as
a slight token of my appreciation of its excel
lence as a Hair Tonic, and no less valuable as
an appendage to the Toilet. Some six months
ago I found my hair falling off rapidly, and to
such an extent as to leave the top of my head
quite bald, and there seemed to be a disposition
to an accumulation of dandruff, so as to be ex
ceedingly disagreeable. Various hair compounds
were tried, by advice of my friends, but to no
purpose. Knowing of the well-founded reputa
tion your Cocoaine had attained, I was induced
to give it a thorough trial. The result truly ex
ceeded my own expectations, and a change was
perceptible very soon after commencing its use.
I have now a good head of hair, entirely freo
from that disagreeable dandruff, aud with a
thick growth of new hair, which bids fair to be
come as permanent an institution as a necessary
appendage to ft good appearance.
Very respectfully yours,
JEwW Pierce.
For English Velvet, Brussels, three
piy and Ingrain Carpeting, visit the ten spa
cious salesrooms of Hiram Anderson, No. 99
Bowery. Ho Is Ci?:!?!'",
widths, Table and Piano Covers, Druggets four
yards wide, Rugs, Mats, Matting, and other
goods at unprecedented low prices. Be particu
lar and look for Hiram Anberson, No. 99 Bow
ery, as others in the line of business represent
themselves as the original Hiram.
We invite the traveling public to
make the acquaintance of John Mason, proprie
tor of the New Haven Hotel, No. 375 Fourth ave
nue. He keeps a superior house. A first rate
restaurant adjoins.
We have had a good deal of rain
within the past four weeks, and many families
have been rendered uncomfortable in conse
quence by the leakage of the roofs of their
dwellings. To the inhabitants of these we sug
gest a call on A. L. Osborn, proprietor of the A'e
Plus Ultra Cement, at No. ill Canal street. He
is prompt in executing orders.
The huckleberry season has com
menced, and those who would enjoy a good feast
of them, added to other delicacies and substan
tiate wherewith to whet the appetite, are invited
to call at S. 11. Crook’s Hotel and Dining Saloon,
No. 74 Chatham street. The hotel department
of this house is among the best conducted in
the city. The sleeping apartments are cool and
One of the cheapest, and at the same
time among the best hotels in the city, is the
IVobden, corner of Bayard street and the Bow
ery. Board $1 50 per day.
Our citizen-soldiers are returning
from the war, dusty and travel worn. Let them
refresh themselves by getting a shave and a good
bath at the Bathing and Shaving Saloon, corner
of Broadway and Dey street.
One of the pleasantest hotels in
the city is Perry Mapes’ Empire, corner of
Twenty-fourth street and Third avenue. Eve
rything is served in tip-top style. Call on him.
Go to Crook’s, No. 55 Bowery,
for your
Breakfast, Dinner and Tea.—[Ed.
Trusses, &c.—Marsh & Co.’s Radical
Cure Truss office only at No. 2 Vesey street. Also,
Supporters, Suspensory Bandages, Silk Elastic
Stockings for Vericose Veins, Shoulder Braces,
eta. A lady attendant.
The North Pole Refrigerator should
be in every household. It is the most convenient
of any, and the greatest economiser of ice. It
is for sale atE. D. Bassford’s House-Furnish
ing store, Cooper Institute.
Persons afflicted with pulmonary
complaints will find the Bourbon Whiskey, sold
by G. E. Menuum, No. 90 Cedar street, corner
of Broadway, the best article they can use. Phy
sicians recommend it.
A delightful flace of resort for pic
nics and families, is Morris Grove, two miles
west of Jamaica, L. I. It is handsomely laid
out. Parties can reach it by taking the cars at
the foot of Atlantic street, Brooklyn. Fare (tick
ets can be purchased at No. 2 that street,) there
and back, twenty-five cents.
For a day’s fishing or other sport,
we recommend the reader to visit the Newark
Bay Hotel, Saltersville, N. J. The proprietor of
the tow, A. P. Saltem, will see that the inner
man is properly attended to.
The Odd Fellows’ Hall Saloon, cor
ner of Grand and Centre streets, since it has
come under the management of Dorsch & Brown,
has become quite a favorite with the public. Call
(here, I
Guard for the Conscripts. —Yester-
I clay morning a detachment of troops from several rogi
n.tilts iii the Army of the Potomac, arrived here to take
charge of men who may become conscripts in several of
the Northern and Eastern States They are now quarter
ed at the Soldier s Depot, in Howard street.
Oriwation Icdireji.
The fcmtulltee on National Affairs
will meet every day until further notice, in the Chamber
of the Board of Aldermen, at I o'clock, I’. M.
Parties having business with the Committee are respect
fully invited to attend.
Aiderman JOHN T. HENRY,
Alderman F. I. A. BOOLE,
Councilman WM. JOYCE,
Councilman SAM’L T. WEBSTER,
Councilman JOHN McCONNE t ,L,
Councilman ALEX. BRANDON,
Councilman JOHN G. HAVILAND.
The Committee on National Allairs
of the Board of Councilmen will meet MONDAY, July 27«
1863, at 1 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall.
All parties having business before the Committee are
invited to attend.
john McConnell,
Committee on National Affairs.
The Committee on Donations and
CHARITIES of the Board of Councilmen will meet
THURSDAY, July 30,1863, at 2 o’clock P. M., in Room No.
5, City Hall.
All parties having business before the Committee are
invited to attend.
Committee on Donations and Charities,
Sfe- The Committee on Ordinances of the
Board of Councilmen will meet on MONDAY, July 27, at E
o’clock P. M , in Room No. 5, City Hall
Committee on. Ordinances.
The Committee on Sewers of the
Board of Councilmen will meet on MONDAY', July 27, at E
o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5 City Hall.
James sandford,
(’oinmittee on Sewers.
The Committee on Markets of the
Board of Councilmeh will meet on MONDAY, July 27, ftt
1 o’clock P. M., In Room No. 5, City Hall.
Committee on Markets.
The Commlltee on Roads of the
Board of Coimcilmen will meet WE DNESDAY, July 29, at
1 o'clock P. M , in Room No. 5, City Hall.
Committee on Roads.
Mfj"- The Committee on Fire department
of the Board of Councilmen will meet on MONDAY, July
27, at 11 o’clock A. M., in Room No. 5, Citv Hall.
Committee mi Fire Dapartmont.
X&F' The Committee on Repairs and Sup-
PLIES of the Board of Councilmen will meet on MON
DAY, July 27, at 3 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall.
john mcoonnell,
Committee on Repairs and Supplies.
The Commlltee on Finante. of th©
Board of Councilmen will meet on MONDAY NEXT, the
27th inst., at 2 o’cl-ck P. M., in Rpom No. 16, City Hall, to
consider all papers now before them.
Parties desiring to be heard before the Committee will
please be in attendance.
Committee on Finance.
The Committee on Croton Aqueduct
of the Board of Councilman will meet on MONDAY, 27tU
inst., at 1 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall.
Committee on Croton Aqueduct.
The Committee on Lamps and flas
of the Board of Councilmen will meet on WEDNESDAY.
July 27, at 1 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall, for
the purpose of investigating all papers referred to them.
All persons interested are respectfully requested to appear
before the Committee without further notice.
Committee on Lamps and Gas.
Manager and Lessee Wm. Wheatley.
Commence at 8; conclude at 10:40.
John Brougham’s Grand Romantic Drama, entitled
116,000!—116,000 PERSONS
[ The celebrated Irish Comedian and Vocalist,
I Who has bought the sole right of representation of the
■ “ Duke’s Motto” in America, as
An Irish Soldier of Fortune, with the songs of “Wine*
i Bright Wine,” and ‘While there’s Ljfe there’s Hope.”
I In his remarkable personation of
; I With a distribution of characters embracing every natfle
connected with
Splendid New Scenery, Costumes, Appointments, <%c.
And delightful selections of Music, under the directio*
' of Harvey B. Dodworth.
Seats can bo secured
Commencing MONDAY, July 27,1863,
’ This splendid band has acouired unbounded popularity
* i uurinKineir short engagement, but their previous nA*-
• mehts forbid their longer stay at the Muscuifti w *
manager has provided
• which also compel him to make
Of tliis Talented and Attractive
Heuce this week is the last to witness their
They have prepared a
for their last week’s entertainment, and the manager feels
■ confident that his patrons will find
, as attractive as ever, and during this hot weather
place in the City.
of the celebrated Tight Rope Performers, Gymna ts and
whose feats of agility and daring outvie even
Daily at 3 and 7X o’clock, P. M.
To be seen at ail hours, Day and Evening.
The GRAND AQUARIA, Learned Seal, Sea Lion, Mon
ster Bear, Living Anacondas, Wax Figures.
Admission to ail, 25 cents. Childreiyinder ten, 15 cts.
No. 485 BROADWAY, cor. of Broome Street.
This week the beautiful Ballet Pantomime of
and the fine pantomime of
with a tine musical melange of talented artists.
No. 514 BROADWAY, 514,
HENRY WOOD Sole Proprietor and Manager.
This being
We find no necessity for closing during the warm season.
First appearance here of the great Stump Orator,
Second week since his return from Europe of the popular
Second week of the universal favorite, and original
“ Happy Uncle Tom”
who will appear in connection with
MONDAY, July 27. and every evening during the week.
Charley Fox, Frank Brower, A. J. Talbott, Cool White.
C. Henry, D. S C. G. Lockwood, J. W. Glenn.
H. Schwicardi, Isaacs Brothers, E. Haslam, J. Leis.
M. Lewis, Mast. Wood, Ac., as Happy Uncle Tom, Hamlet,
The Crisis, Four Crows, Cruelty to Johnny, Broadway
Belie, fcßaw Recruits, Black Brigade, Target Excursion.
Panorama of the North Rive* Ac., Ac.
NOTICE.—No connection with any traveling company
assuming the name of “ Wood s Minstrels.”
Doors open at 7; commence 8 o’clock. Tickets, 25 cents.
Newly organized and equipped for the season of
1863. Combining in the monster exhibition Trained Ani
mals, Acting Dogs, Monkeys .and Ponies, Performin'?
Horses, Educated Mules, and the wonderful Trained Blind
Horse EXCELBIOR, Jr., Ac., Ac., in conjunction with tlie
will visit
DAY, July 28th 29th, and 30th.
Location.—Junction of Fulton and De Kalb Avenues.
WILLIAMSBURG, Friday, July 31st.
Location—Near Skating and Base Ball Grounds.
mencing at 2 and 7J 4 ' o’clock, precisely.
The Great Show is under the immediate control of the
celebrated American humorist, DAN RICE, who will posi
tively appear at. every performance. The army of Eques
trians, Gymnasts, Acrobats. Athletes, Ac., Ac, combine
some of the most celebrated performers in this or any
other country.
Admission to Box, 25 cents: Reserved Seats, 50 cents
Children under 12 years to all parts of the House, 25 cents.
N«. 618 BRQADWWt.

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