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jWritten lev the New York Dispatch.}
By William J. McClure.
As I earned the moon in beauty o’er
•rhe iwi ’o. th? woodlands and the short®,
Two jovial, jolty, ranting wights,
Whom sleep bat seldom claimed o’ nights,
Boaiuea aim subai ban paths along,
*v in* cnat ana jest and laughing song.
Tbev thought not of the shadowed time.
Jforwere tneir thoughts the most sublime*
' 4* croaking frogs from agued cools
c„vi us gave, trial Binging-scnoois
Ne’er sang nor taught— «cu*a taste, win?rules!
Naught seemed attractive to the twain,
In croaking irogs nor moonlit plain ;
But ah I a light they soon espied,
, u i.osv gwnnner, mirrored in the Gde
That shiggtahty beneath them roiled,
A tale of habit, tion teld.
1 • ••riiAi s us iron, an inn,” quoth one,
••Where rustic spirits yearn for fun,
And thinku g that they Ye getting it,
Beyond theii rightful hours lona sit,
Mistaking ancient jokes for wit”
•• 'v f nJ see, we’ll sec,” the other said,
••Byonder glare, so palely red,
lotbat which you prognosticate,
ffr. rather cawed by some one late,
Jfßtk being at a play or balk
JiAsgamea an entrance to the halt,
auu aaiutd the burner hanging there,
Bo as to safely mount the stair.
J.e» ego unto the unknown light
And ferret out the fact anght.
JKro morning comes to chase the night”
8o on they strolled beneath the moon,
Ami reached the place disputed soon;
But judge of their conjoint surprise,
\v h« n loomed these words above their eye®,
Hri Ing thoughts of sound condition :
••Thoims (5 As>lowgiass, Physician.”
Tbit, much they conned, when—Muses nine I
Tne gnmmtr died, as by design,
And darkness o’er their visions fell.
AfrftKl the bright yet transient spell
s . TtaMured them toere, to leave them—well.
Undaunted were the scapegrace twain ;
190, tilting ’gainst the door amain,
They woke the wearied Galkiwgiass.
Who Quickly dressed—but let that pas®— ;-j*
Ann A»«t tyt-wjjrt the cnrtAinß peered,
j JtafraMng wby they interfered
At enoh time and situation
With his rest and habit ition ?
Hepheu they, wi’ jocose invention :
Physic was not our intention ;
Pray admit us, and we’ll mention.”
Good-naturedly, he oped the door
Aud fiamed.the lamp as Twas before ;
Then turning to his victors.
T*te Doctor ’gan a quaint discourse.
Unlike me species quacks ’we call—
Chill, grim and empty-headed ail—
■Me was a thorough gentleman.
Cflcarnlng vast, it was his plan
To simpiii y his hie and speech.
Ho as the humblest hearts to reach—
A practice ’twoiild be well to teach.
The minutes sped—with confusion
Th’ ramblers told of their delusion,
At which he smiled, and wittily
Belated, with familiar glee,
• KiPl worthy of his Celtic heart,
A story quite the counterpart.
Then. anon they rose to leave,
Pelignted with their social eve,
He fcoped that each would be his friend.
And said, with kind and courteous bend :
••Date hours 3 our healths will never mend.”
Returning to their several homes,
They meditated; as the domes
Ofdties bound their drowsy gaze,
They pondered, scanning with amaze
•Witlr former lives of worthless alm,
When slept high manhood’s sense of shame.
■•And as each head its pillow sought,
There flashed within a thankful thought
•fcf him who brought them to contrition
By w/ty .-old—without petition—
Thomas Gallowglass, Physician!
FWntten for the New York Dispatch.!,
Si JHif ■ PKT
‘•Alone all alone -and to-morrow my bridal
'lbe words came sadly, almost unconsciously,
from the young lips of Allie Howe; and upon
tie sweet face, with its frame-work of golden
•urle, was a dreamy, far-esff look, and it was evi
dent that the werds alluded not to the outward
seeming which the world acknowledges, but to
the inner life, wpon which the angels look eft
iimee with pitying eyes. And, standing there upon
the g®asßy lull-top overlooking her home, ehe
watched, that summer morning, the blue mist
rising and clearing away from the valley beneath
—watching it,and the weariness that was weigh
ing down her heart grew heavier as she pondered
if ever the mist that was clouding her life would
lift, leaving her soul clear, and free, and beauti
ful as the landscape beneath. Sueh reveries are
not well for -ardent, .imaginative natures.; they
tend to gloom and unhappinees; and as Allie
gaaed, theiprospect likened itself more and more
to human existences—men and women whose
outward life is a veil thicker than the impenetra
ble mist over the valley, screening the throb
fcing, passionate, yet silent heart from human
Then, leaning heavily against the old manic,
beneath whose branches she had played when
a-child, her thoughts went back over all the
past, following up, from earliest recollection, the
rcad ef life—a shady one, with few, toothers,
prominent marks or mile-stones.
There was, one day, years, long years be
fore, a .morning when the sun shone just as
brightly, and the birds Sang as gaily as though
on earth there was no such tiling as pain, and
sorrow, and death; and yet, that very morning
had -cume to her its wings laden with bitterest
grief. That morning she had been lifted up to
look h«r last upon a still, white face. She'’re
membered it too well, and the agony that broke
forth in a wail-of despair, as-she realized that
the mo&er who with tenderest love had watched
and .guided- every faltering, feehle step, was now
gone from her forever. The coffin had been
lowered into the silent grave, and when a little
pleading heart looked around for sympathy and
affection, there were none to give it. The cot
tage-in the valley was lonely, cold, deserted; aa I
that night, when the happy stars camo out and
glanced and sparkled in the great blue vault of
Heaven, with dew drenching the golden hair, a
little mourning child hid its pale, agonized fa.ee
amid the clover-buds, lifting the sorrowing,
hopeless heart, with an innate sense of human
weakness, to that higher Power who alone can
comfort and give strength.
. Thea to the memory of Allie Howe, came a
long season of -quietness, days of childish inno- :
cence and pleasure, in which the festering care •
of a kind aunt had directed her wisely, and the i
little cottage had assumed its old look of cheer- i
fulness and comfort. All was glad and bright, |
until one-day fate brought her face to face with I
Elson Steele.
He was a tall, noble-looking gentleman, about
forty years of age, with bland, though rather
elaborate manners.
Ah, Allie' Standing there in the morning sun
light, gladly would she have recalled the day,
two years before, when, for the first time, she
bad met that man. And yet, from the first she
had liked him, was pleased' with his quiet tender
ness ofher, and wondered how people could call
him cold and proud. Allie was a child then, a
wild, impulsive child, though she was near her
jumteenth summer, and the free, undisciplined
artless gaiety of her nature had pleased—
charmed the stately, earnest man who had never '
before dreamed that the passion chilled and
blighted in his early youth could be aguin revived.
Th< nto the memory of Allie Howe, came an
Other day—an era in her quiet life—a day when
clasping fondly the little hand, Elson Steele had
told her of the .love that had come to him, and
asked her to give into his keeping, for life the
guileless heart, while Allie, pale, trembling aud
bewildered, had. hidden her face, not knowing
What to think or say. But when the matter was
laid before ber.friends, the worldly honor and
distinction occuring from the alliance was con
sidered, and when, at last, through their desires
and urgent pleadings,and the pictures of wealth,
luxury and refinement, that were held up in daz
zling splendor and bewildering beauty before i
her—a reluctant, almost mechanical consent had
been yeilded—then the darkness, the weary sense
of oppression had fallen like a cloud, shutting
out aud obscuring the brightness and joy that
had been the sun of her existence.
Ah, Allie! Allie! Thought is busy now—and
a deep change comes over the face as she leans
more heavily against the tree, the mouth quiv
ers, and a twilight sadness comes into the
dreamy eyes. Alas! for her—there is a name
written, laid away, locked up in Allie’s soul • it is
Francis Hunter. And yet, when the promise
had been given to Elson Steele, her heart was
free and unfettered as the floating zephyr. She
jhad never loved, knew naught.of the feeling far
ther than she had read in books or imagined in ■
Sier listless day dreams. But it would seem that
«very human existence has its moment of fate—
its moment when the golden fruit of Hesperides
hangs ready upon the bough, but alas! few are
■wise enough to piuck it. The decision of a sin
gle hour may open tor us the gate of the enchant
ed gardens, where are flowers, and sunshine, and
air purer than any breezes upon earth, or it tnav <
condemn us to reach evermore after some far off
unattainable good. And yet we seek no counsel
-we stretch forth our hands and grasp blindly at
the future, forgetting that we have only ourselves
to blame, if we draw them back sorely pierced
with thorns.
Allie's life, like all others, had its moment of
destiny. Three weeks after her promise had
been given to Elson Steele, her path was crossed
'by Francis Hunter. He was very young but
proud, talented, impulsive; with a pale, but un
naually attractive face, and that kind of social
magnetism that always insures a man the favor
of women. They met—it was as strangers meet,
yet both in that one earnest meeting, became
■deeply interested; and Francis Hunter, with one
glance, had looked deeper into the soul of Allie
.Howe than the busband elect bad ever done—
tand to look there, was to love. It was not the
'kind of passion that is ripened by time—the pas
cion that requires months or years to bring up to
a state of heavenly perfectness. No. fa OQe
glance, heart had answered heart; each felt the
<fuick electric thrill, as their hands for one mo
ment touched; and, from that moment, Allie
knew that, although betrothed to another, her
eart belonged to Francis Hunter, and hence
forth. waking or sleeping, there could be but one
•vision before her eyes. Had Allie then retracted
her promise, had she acted the part of the true
woman, and with a right and earnest view of life
flfine to Eisog gnd told him frankly that 1
ehe bad learned her heart, and could never be
his wife, little harm would have bedn done; for,
although pleased with her sweet childishness and
proud of her sparkling beauty, hie affections were
not so deeply set as to cause the agony that racks
heart and brain, when we feel that we are con
demned to bear through life, a weary weight of
disappointment and blighted hopes. But she
did not do it; yet often was she thrown into the
society of Francis Hunter, and although no word
of love was spoken, each knew that a strong and
mutual passion existed, and good and honorable
as he was, knowing also, that she was plighted
to another, there is much doubt if he could have
resisted the voice of his heart. But he had no
home to offt r Allie—his love was all he had to give.
But it had been months now since she had
seen him ; vet memory went back to the parting
—how pale he looked, and how Iris hand trem
bled as he bade her good-by. Ah, Allie Howel
There is a mist in those blue eyes. It is not
thus that a woman should think of another than
her bridegroom upon the last day of her girlhood
" Oh, if there was some one to whom I could
lay bare my heart !”
What depth of wretchedness was betrayed in
those few words, as, with quivering lips and
weary steps, the young, misguided girl, walked
slowly down the trodden pathway to the cottage.
For a moment her thoughts went to the kind
aunt who had stood in the place of the fond
mother sleeping so quietly beneath the violets ;
but the next thought negatives the sudden im
pulse. She could never understand it; she, of
all others, had set her heart upon the match, and
sad and tearful, she entered the house, which
only for a few hours longer would be her home;
and throwing herself at the feet of her relative,
she buried her face in her lap. and wept and sob
bed as though the feeble, fluttering heart would
break, childishly begging her aunt to put her
arms about her, and tell her that she loved her;
for the world was dark, and she was, oh I so lone
ly. It was as Alfie had thought. Her aunt, kind
soul, conld not understand her, and encouraging
ly she talked to her of the bright future—the
• splendid home that would be hers, and the pleas
ure she would experience in being mfetrees of all
that grandeur and magnificence; but in the
midst of all, a hand was laid upon the young
head very, very tenderly, and springing up, with
a frightened, guilty feeling, she saw beside her
the man so soon to be her husband.
».* » *
The lights and shadows of four years have
Sassed, and again we see our little heroine—Allie
lowe no longer, but the feted, courted Mrs.
Steele. Reclining listlessly in an easy chair, she
sits, the fair young face pressing the crimson
cushions, and the curling hair falling in its old
careless freedom about her neck.
Surrounded by every luxury,one would scarce
ly think that she could ever have a sad or lonely
■thought. And she is happy, so to speak, looking
up to her husband with a quiet tenderness such
<as might be felt by a child for a fond and indul
■ gent parenr. Every wish of her heart granted
almost before expressed, asd the kindness and
i eare lavished upon her by Elson Steele, betrays
a feeling Citlle short of idolatry. But there are
wants and needs in the young wife’s nature, that
her huflband, loving her though he does, can
never eamprehend. Her heart has not forgotten
the old name, but it does not throb to it now—
it was like a pleasant tune of our childhood that
we have not heard for years; and yet it maybe
somebody, on a quiet summer evening, will start
the old strain under our window, and then how
the other years -come up from their graves and
ratfile through our memories.
*• Bear me, Isow lonely I are.; I wish Elson’s
did u>ot -eaQl him away from home so
much, it is so stupid having no one to look a,t
-er speak to- Let me see, today ie only Wed
nesday, and he said he would not be back be
i dore Saturday—those peoyoking law-suits 1” And
| with a half-pont on her pretty lip and a dreamy
■ look in tire blue eye, the little lady rose up, and
shaking out the folds of her tasteful morning
robe, she walked across the parlor, and parting
I the heavy-curtains, looked out upon the busy
street, watching the feathery flakes of snow as
they slowly descended, and listened to the merry
I music of rasa sleigh-%>ells as gay parties of pleas
i ure went gliding past the prancing steeds, ap
parently entering into the spirit of the scene
[ with equal zest. *
, “Hark! Now there is the door-bell. Ido
wonder who has-taken pity on mw loneliness and
! been merciful enough to run in here.” And
, fluttering up to the mirror, Allie smoothed her
, slightly disordered curls, and turned to meet—
j Francis Hunter. To say that Allie was glad,
. , thatit was to her-z pleasant suigirise, would illy
I : convey an idea of the emotion that she expen
-1 * encedj -as her eyes rested uponitlie man she had
• so teudi rly loved.
, The .greetings wore exchanged, and then for a
. i moment there was an awkward silence, broken
,'I at last by Allie, who in her light, outspoken way,
, ’ exclaimed x
“This is really a happy surprise, Mr. Hunter.
. and I ain so glad,tor I was really going into a
. ! lit of the sulks, the day is so bright, and to be
L : : shut up here with no one to apeak to is quite
1 horrifying. Bnt when did you return? I think
I I lieaid you were in Italy.”
J I “ I have been in Italy, but it is some weeks
, i since my arrival here. I shasild have called
, I sooner, but 1 feared that in the excitement and
; pleasure of fashionable life you had forgotten
’ your old friend.”
. i Forgotten! Francis Hunter know better
1 knew that .neither time or absence could ever ef
i face the.memory of him from the heart of Allie
i ' Steele.
■ ■ But contact with the world and (lie few years
; I that had passed sinee he parted with her had
i not been without their effect, robbing him in a
. ; measure of the frank nature which at that time
, ; would have scorned even the shadow of an uu
, I truth.
“ But you are looking very happy,” he contin
; utd, “ aud I see tnueh of my little friend in that
joyous countenance. You are having a pleasant
lite, is it not so ?”
He paused, and there was a look in the hand
some eyes as though he aliaost hoped her reply
would refute the questioning statement, but it
did not. Slowly, half-lhoughtfully, the words
“ Yes, quietly, comfortably happy. Mr. Steele'
is very kind, very tender and thoughtful of me.
I should be ungrateful indeed if I were not hap
And she stopped and looked down at the roses
in the carpet, as if contemplating for the first
time whether she really was, prWasnot, as happy
• as she had for the last four years been schooling
herself to believe. Francis Hunter was watcli
-1 ing her closely, aud read rightly what was at the
■ moment passing in her mind—thoughts unbid
den, which led her back to days when the merest
j mention of the man beside her would send the
I hot blood to her cheek aud cause the heart to
thrill with emotions which all the fondness of her
husband could never hope to awaken.
For two hours they sat t ogether talking of the
past, and in the voice of Francis Hunter was a
mingling of adoration and tenderness, aud when
he remembered that the woman beside him was
the wife of another the thought brought a death
pang to his heart. Nature had tuned their souls
alike, and they could not help it if their feelings
toned clown into one harmony.
a ■ a * ■. * 1 *.. *
We would fain leave the farther history—would
j drop the curtain on the errors that followed, but
I we must narrate truthfully, painful as the dis
closures may be, yet briefly it shall be doqe.
Two weeks the acquaintance progressed, each
meeting deepening the intensity of the passion,
the seeds of which were sown long years before ;
and for a time Allie forgot everything in her all
absorbing love. And yet in all honor to Francis
Hunter be it said, that upon the occasion of his
first visit he contemplated nothing of the kind—
a feeling of kindness and a curiosity to know
how he would ba received were all that prompted
the call.
But Allie was his idol, and for yearf she had
been shrined in his heart, loved hopelessly with
all the fervor of his deep poetic nature. He had
returned wealthy and honored, and ho knew
that Allie loved him. /Vlas! for the wreck of
honor and principle. Alas! for the memory of his
childhood’s teachings—of. Ids duty to man and
his love of God. A storm of mad wild passion '
shook his soul—he grew reckless, and in the
midst of all, he vowed that upon the morrow he
would beg her to leave the fond, indulgent hus
band, who looked smilingly upon the inuoeentf?)
intimacy, and go with him.
■*** * « »
The face of Allie Steele grew verv white, as
acting upon his firm resolve, Francis
holding her hand in his, told her th at he could
not live without her, and urged her to fly with
him as the only hope of future happiness. Aye,
: very, very white was the young face, and the
slight form trembled, as, bowing her head, she
pleaded that he would not tempt her- that she
was the wife of another; but added, in scarce
audible whispers, that he was dearer than her
life. Ah, Allie! where was then the good angel
in your heart ? It must have turned aside in
1 sorrow.
Ere Francis Hunter left her siJe he had wrung
a promise that upon the mor w she would leave
all aud go with him, for evil or for good.
Aud did she go ?
For hours after he had left her she walked her
room, in a wild state of net vous excitement, look
ing upon herself as one knowing the right, but
moved by a fate whose power she had not
strength to resist. But when the shades of twi
light fell, she grew calm. Old thoughts and
memolies took the place of the wild confusion
that had racked heart and brain. She saw again
the pale, still face of her angel-mother; she
imagined her. at that moment looking down
sadly from her celestial home, and weeping for
her—for the awful wrong she was about to com
mit. She thought of her husband: his loving
kindness, and the grief and shame that would
come to him. A change came over her. The
act, in all its hideous criminality, rase up before
her. Slmdderingly she looked, and the voice of
love ceased to speak in her heart; and, kneelhi"
down, she prayed the old prayer of her child
hood, with all the fervency of a pure and con
trite spirit; and when, on the morrow, she met
Francis Hunter, she pushed the curling hair
back front the high, fair brow, and pressing upon
it one kiss, calmly told him that the mist had
fallen from her eyes—that he must leave her, and
never seek to see her more. ■
One short year went by, and they met not; \
but at the end of that time Allie was a widow.
Two years more, and she was the happy, hon
oreil wife of Francis Hunter. I
l Written tor the Few Jerk Dtepateh.]
By Robert M. Bart.
Troth died not many moons ago—
His friends were very far between—
And to the funeral none would go,
To lay him ’neath the shady green;
But Justice, e’er a trusty friend.
Who heard by chance how matter® stood*
Resolved a helping hand to lend,
And bear him to the cypress wood.
When he had laid him in the grave,
He Kneeled beside to mate a prayer
And with an upturned face did crave
That Peace might rest in quiet there.
While in this suppliant attitude,
Where future mysteries begin,
Some lurking rogue came up Quite rude
And roughly shoved poor Justice In.
Justice then giruggted, but in vain,
And called aloud for speedy aid
From some kind hand, but no one came,
And soon the rusty, tinkling spade
Ctoeed up the little narrow space ;
Then silence reigned among the dead ;
Bls murderers tney leit no trace.
And from the wood they quickly fled.
There Truth and J ostice lie asleep
Tn Death’s eternal gloomy shade.
With none to pity, none to weep.
And rumor she hath strangely said
That lawyers did poor Justice kill,
And ro&ed him of his dying breath,
While ministers gave Truth a pill
That slowly physietd hhn to death.
Notice to Lodge Officers. —We de
sire at ibe present soason, as we Lave in years past, to
give a most full and correct list of the officers elected to
stations and ptaces in all the Lodges ia this State. We can
do this it the Secretaries will aid us be responding to our
' request that the names of those who receive honors from
their brethren be speedily forwarded to us. We have
sent the necessary blanks by mail. Let the brethren do
their pat t of the work, and we will promptly do ours.
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H. HUNT. M.—Residence, No. 51 Forsyth, st. Chaklks
DihOJ.Hr, Sec.,.No. 177 Orchard st.
• ARCANA □, No. 246, F. and A. M.—Regu
lar eommunications Ist ami 3d Mondays, at No. 8 Union
Square, at 7% o’clock. D. W. YiEEDS, M.—S. M. Cockkin,
Sec., No. 20 Exchange Place.
JOHN D. WILLARD C 3, No. 250, F. and A.
M.—Regular communications Ist and 34 Tuesday Eve
ninga at 71i o’clock, at Odd Fellows’Hall. GEORGE
RENSHAW, M.—Residence,cor. Devoe and Jjeonard sts.,
Brooklyn,E. D Thomas J. Drew. Sec., No. 96 9th Ave.
MYSTIC HE O, No. 272. F. and A. M
Regular Communication Ist, 3d and sth Tueadays,at Ma
sonic Temple, at o’clock. Sylvkvtmr Sigckk, Sec.,
No. 215 Centre street
ARCTURUS O, Ko. 274, F. and A. M.—
tlix. 4 aLarcominunicafionseveryl3t,34,andeachaltemaie
Otn Prtaaj. at No 8 Union Square, at 7’a o’clock. JOHN
VALENTINE, M —Residence, No. 190 Orchard street
J. Alex. McCombik, Sec.—Residence, No. M Jane st.
ATLAS □, No. 316, F. and A. M.—Regular
communications 2d and 4th Thursdays, at Odd Fellow**
Hall. JOHN BOYD. M.. No. 12 Franklin st. Gmo. W.
Dukyeb, Sec., No. 201 William st
PURITAN o. No. 339, meets every Ist and
3d Thursday Evening, at No. G 26 Fourth street, corner
of Avenue C. THEOPHILUS PRATT, M. John F. Hohm
png, Sec.—Residence, No. 116 First street.
ADELPHIC Q. No. 348. F. and A. M.—
Regular communications every 2d and 4th Saturday
Evenings, at o’clock, at Masonic Hall, Nos. 817 and
819 Broadway. ED. M. BANKS, MNos. 25>amt 27 Peck
Slip. John W. Bennett. Nos. 28, 30 and 32 Centre st.
KANE □, No. 454, F. and A. M.—Regular
communications every Tuesday Evening, at 7y, o’clock,
atN. E. corner of Broadway and 13th street. TIIOS. 8.
SOMMERS, M.—No. 112 Broadway. Jas. M. Tighe, Sec.,
No. 290 Broadway.
GREENWICH □, No. 467, F. and A. M.—
Regular cowunmications 2d and 4th Fridays, at the cor
ner of Green and Fourth streets, at o’clock. A. A.
BONNEVILLE. M.—Residence, Hoboken. Wm. B.
Bhovs, See.—Residence. No. 33 Nassau st
PARK □, No. 516. F. and A. M.—Regular
Communication every Tuesday Evening, at Ko. 683 Eighth
No. 6z West 41st street Rich. Sale, Sec., No. 230 West
40th street.
NORMAL Cj, No 523, F. and A. M.—Regu
lar Communication every Monday Evening, at corner
of Broadway and 13th street, “Gibson Building,” at 7)4
o’clock. GEO. H. RAYMOND, M.—Residence, No. 2577th
street. E. R. Chatman, Sec’y, No. 36 Beekman street.
AMERICUS O, No. 535. F. and A. M.—Regu
lar communication 2d and 4th Friday, at Odd Fellows*
Hall, at 7>g o’clock. GEO. E. fifMONS, M., No. IW
East 14tli st. H. Clay Laki us. Sec., No. 1 Spruce st.
Regular Con vocalions 2d aud 4th Wedij.sday Evening*,
atiio o’clock, at Nos. 817 and 819 Headway. ADON
SMITH. Jr.. H. P.. No. 3 South st. Wuxi am B. 'Shove,
Bee.. No. 33 Nassau st
meets second and fourth F-idaya, Grand Lodge Room Odd
Fellows’ Halt J. SHOVE, Recorder. Residence No. 33
Nassau street
Wm. A. Kklsey, Assistant Grand
Lectukbb for the Second Judicial District, oom
prising the counties of Kings, Queens, Suffolk,
Ilichmond, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess,
Dockland and Orange. Address No. 119' Ad
ams street, Brooklyn.
Wor. Bro. Charles H. Yallalee, As
sistant Gu.vxd Lectot.br for the First Judicial
District, comprising the City and County of New
. York. Address New York Dispatch, No. 11 Frank
fort street.
R. W. Bro. Geo. H. Raymond, Grand
Lecturer. Address No. 18 John street, New
York city.
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish
Hits.— The contest now raging between the rival so called
supreme Councils of Urn Ancient aud Accepted Rite, ui
the Untied Hates, and which hasot late attracted some
attention among the Cratt at large, may be compared, in
its intensity, as well as actual importance, to the cele
brated battie ol the frogs and mice.” Bombastic idiots—
profound ’reasons”—erudite “statements of facta” Ac . not
always couched in the most courteous and fraternal lan
guage. are weekly fulminated through the Masoni: pre«s
by the opposing parties; each of whom Is making the
most strenuous efforts to prove its own legality, and the
illegitimacy ot its opponent.
1 lie whole contest can only appear supremely ridiculous
to any one who will lor a moment leave out of view the
merely local differences in dispute, aud calmly consider
tne matter as a whole.
The members of the Rite in question, mav be divided
intu two classes ■. hry.. 3 hose who claim that the constitu
tions of l/Sbare authentic, and that they were made as
they purport to be by Frederick of Prussia ; and, .Secwi/l
those who do not believe that the said constitutions were
act ually enacted t>v Frederick.
The whole question hinges on these constitutions. They
are the otity laic owl constitutions the Rite ever possessed, it
is the only ilocumcnt m earth that erm/e* a 33<l degree and
Supreme Council. Those who mW Aowe a Supreme Coun
cil, must take them as they are, emo, outre,'with the bur
then These points are admitted by both classes to which
we have alluded. In fact they cannot help themselves—
it will by no means do for them to fall back on the Rite of
Perfection and the constitutions of 1762, lor these acknowl
edge but twenty five degrees, and totally ignore the .Su
preme Council and 33d degree
Now, tlie /i/.sZ chuw>, above mentioned, are either ex
tremely ignorant qi- excessively obstinate, in being un
able or unwilling to see for themselves the stubborn facts
of history, which have proved, over and over again in
the clearest and most distinct manner, that the whole
story of Frederick’s connection with the rite is a
hood, that the Constitutions of 1786 are a forueni, and that
the Supreme Council at Charleston, the mother-co'incil
froni which all others have sprung, either itself inwnid
the 33d degree and ibrged the Constitutions, or received
them at first hand from the forger. Anv one can satisfy
himself on these points by comparing the Constitutions
with the celebrated ogival circular of the Charleston
Council, 1802 ; {not the mutilated copy as published in
Dalcho’s orations, or the pamphlet of Joseph McCosh.)
But the-vc/W class find themselves In a still more un
enviable position. They/>d»»Y that the Constitutions are
a forgery, and yet them as the title from which their
own is derived, thus at the same time admitting that their
title is tainted with the original taint, and by claiming the
rank and title of the 33d degree, and pretending to set up
a Supreme Council of 33ds, uuike themsdees a f >arty to the
wiyindl forgery and falsehood, o.nd are in law, utlerers of forge I
papers. A strange system of ethics, truly, to denounce the
forgery, but insist on retaining the proceeds 1
Those brethren who are now engaged in cultivating the
A. and A. rite, are, of course, at liberty to choose in which
of the above classes they wish to be enrolled. To those
who contemplate initiation in the Kite, we would remet-
fuHy sogges:, that before doing so, they earefnlh ’
. tbe pants ami facts above submitted, being well
that if they do so, they will be at once convinced o' ?, ,
trwh, and be satisfied that noaeof the organizationsyyiepc
Supreme Councils of the A. and A. Rite hdeeany legal W
tonic existence whatever. L.
A Pleasant Play upon Words. —
My Dear Sir and Bro —Confined to my chamber by a wet
day, I have amused myself by looking through Die names
and localities of the lodges hereabouts, and feeling pni
losophically inclined,l have run some of the names •‘ on
a string,” for the entertainment of your readers Will
non smile with inc or at me when you see the results of
this idle hour I
I find names of every degree of worth upon your
calendar. The ozeAiteti and zaecAanic will discover upon it
three of the orders upon which they draft, viz : the Doric,
loinc and Corinthian; the Mosaic ornaments are not
wanting ; the Keystone and the Corner Stone are furnished
to their hands and the great Normal builders of ancient
times, viz ; Abram, King Solomon, Hiram, Pythagoras, Og-
M <St. John, assisted by those of n»re re
cent date, ll<uico.l- Lafayette,?utnam,, Hont'jom-
Howard, Franklin, Kane, Clay, Humboldt,
Aseliolchr. and Shi Iler, afford them progress he which
those who follow cannot m aterialty err. Combining them
arcWtectuaUy they form truly an royaZarcfe.
ine igatyr looking at thia calendar of lodges may
take down ins atlas and mark out his ocean, routes. Wheth
er be steers northward he has the Polar.star for his guide;
whether toward the rising sun the jEastern star, once the
Star of Bethlehem and always a star of hope to the naval
wanderer. Arcturus and his sons snail bid welcome to
bls enteiprise. Old Neptune shall make the boisterous
billows ot the Atlantic pact nebe fore his prow. Even the
Bahicshall not mar the hope of the mariner as he leaves
the United States, with fortitude in his breast, cemented in
sweet amity, concord and harmony with the united brother!
of the mystic tie, aud his motto "excelsior” the motto of
New York, to give him an impetus. %
The world is all before him. From old Albion's chalky
cliffs; from the reclaimed marsh of Holland and Nassau,
eehoiugwlth the fame of a Prince o/ Orange; from the
Egyptian ZMC-aand the land of the pyramid ; from sacred
shrines— Joppa and Lebanon and Zereilatha, and the roseate
elains of Palestine and Mt. Moriah, near which the acam/t
loomed and the «/ cana of the Craft were hidden, and th'
templar fought and died for his faith ;• from Mt-. Nebo *
from the isle on which "eureka” ooce announced .
great invention—the independent rover may cull
treasures of the mind, and enrich himself wit’
gems of fancy. From the sylvan grove and the ye. a
- from the charter oak of history and Hohenlindei
night was that of blord-thc tenement Mason mr A
o thoughts worthy of the Addphic band. Whate
rationed origin, whether of Cb’i»msian birth, an -
o from the shores of England, or a German
lamed Cerniiwio-whatever his religious cr W'S’’®"’®
a devotee of the inscrutable Trinity, or a to' Z”; a
r ward monitor conscience alone—let him I T“ r ,x' u .“L
n ble to°Jl U,y ia iilml!a ' aM 811 h,S deed >Sll be
In this catalogue the memorable name of the
e cay,s duly enrolled. .Vi«Wa«,tn «a,&-
0 i %""' ,^, “Jttand 8 forth pre nt in
s.®"’J.? »" e, . enC ?’^ n “o 3 of the «»./, OrwinriiA
. Gurmeny, { a rut fiariem »nti
• r° r u Coles, Wa'-
A the lesser lights of Pi>M,
ren /k T >U f ’ / l£ ', ws an< \ A, form to our Spanish breth •
a « alax /ewr crescent, in which each
! le toreAer. >'e«.r them, and in every re-
’’ ■'Manti l^ ir ,p ® re / the honored names of Zx>ny
* enn r Hreenpoiat, bright with Ma
g sonic virfcres and histori £ beauty
tooki «S farther, willobserve upon
L- frnrn gne i• ha 5 d aborigines who passed away
iz JKV r co^T ie,zf<zZ ■possessions, driven to the setting sun
r iw-iS 1 ® a stranger race, are perpetuated
L o’ i l ' k°a. jfv.ei.itou, and tneir Sagamore-, tne great
asa ?' “fitted with Americus in a central union as
C a8 landmarks of our society.
" in ??V e^ e i> sons of Gaul, combine upon this catalogue
i.: ' y '. & covenant whose spirit is La. Sincerl-
S' V ie . etin ff places are at once the Lodge of AiPiquify
Ob.-enance. With them are the
1 R. 01 . / German Union, the sons of Hermann, and
cr 1 , 1 . Commonwealth, name of honor is
io le{ ? ftre tlle sons °f Maine remembered
w 1 liirned motto “ ”
m y dear sir, byway of conclusion,
n -Lc C °k through this honored roll and contein-
Hlc Vlr tue« of the ten thousand members who make
r thus denominated, 1 feel like echoing the
iz ot.Ruth m her immortal expression, which has
Deena model or true fidelity for nearly 4,000 yearn.:
< “ I X?A?? h . ere thou Soest I will go:
W ith thee my earthly lot is cast;
Pleasure, joy and woe,
J -n" Pl 1 attend thee to the last:
‘fiat hour shall find thee by my side.
. ‘1? wfl ®re thy grave is mine shad be ;
Death and death only, can divide
•• My linn and taithful heart from thee ”
A Stranger in New York.
’■ j Circular Letter of the M. W- 1
Grand Master ox ihe Decease of M. W. Bro. Sovr i I
- | ! MEES :
a, Office of the Grand Mastsr of Masons j I
r H In the State of New York. I
,j. I Binghampton. November 30.1833.,
\ 10-the Masters, Warderui and Brethren of the *eeeral\ \
; i Lodges of f ree and Accepted, Masons in said State, \
I- |j Greeting: :i
' j A great calamity has befallen us, casting its shade 1 '
i t j. of mourning and sorrow alike upon you and upon;
t. Ii u,e - Death has invaded our Temple, penetrated’
; ■ even to the S.-. S. ~ and removed one of our bright I
I lest jewels. Our R. W. Depu>yGrand Master, John!
- «| B. Yates Somers, is no more !
lt I He du dat his residence, in the City of New York, i
> lon tho 23d of November instant, at the early age of I ■
g i, 35. Eighteen years have elapsed since we suffered ! I
■ | a like bereavement, and then we mourned one full l l
i of year*, ripe for the tomb, and now we lament the I
j d< parture of bright and eariy promise.
,t | H»s fine intellect, bis scholarly attainments, his j -
[, profess onal ability, his courteous manners, his nn-
[ t I ou-niishcd Hie, and his zeal in every cause for intel- i
I lecttial and social advancement, were elements of!
1 1 his character which endeared him to his immediate I
; ! relatives and friends; and adorned the Fraternity of '
i, ; the State in which he held a position so distinguish- ’ I
L ed. By his death, the Grand Master feels that he'
r. I; has lost a cherished friend, a wise and upright coun i I
i j seller, and an able and faithful Deputy. His mem ' |
l ory will be embalmed in the hearts of his brethren,; I
Il and while we drop the tear of sympathy and sor- I
i ow, let us each strive to imitate his character and '■
emulate his virtues. . I
' It >eems eminently proper that more than a pass-'
mg tribute should be paid to the memory of one so |
esteemed and honored among us. I therefore ear- I
nestly r< quest that Lodges of Sorrow ba held |
[ throughout the jurisdiction, and especially by the I
J brethren in the cities of New York aud Brooklyn. I
1 who were under the. immediate supervision of the
deceased, and to whom no appeal is needed to in-1 I
{sure a comoliance.
i Let this Circular be read in each of the Lodges of i
i I; this jurisdiction, at the next regular communication >
• [after its receipt, and be. spread upon their minutes,; I
1 1 and their je wels and f urniture be draped in mourn- 1
j ing tor sixty days thereafter.
,' The jewelsand furniture of the Grand Lodge will' |
; i . be draped in mourning during the remainder of the i
• ! Masonic year. m
in Witness Wherrof, I have hereunto
-1 ;j. s. : set my hand and caused the Seal of the ; I
j! - ’ Grand Lodge to be affixed on the day: I
! : above written. ( am i
; | By the Grand Master. CLINTON F. PAIGk,
Grand Master. ■' I
. ; James M. Arstix, Grand Secretary.
th .. . iui. I, , I I.u;
The Appeal of Rob Morris.— To U le
Naeoiuc Editor of the New York Divpatch: Sin and Hko —ln I
common with many ot your readers, I have examined I
the appeal of Bro. gorris, and have given in response to I
it according to my means. Ido not see how I could re- I
fuse and yet claim to be a Mason. After the better part I
of a Hie spent m the. most arduous pursuit of Masonic I
knowledge and in imparting it by word and pen, Bro I
Morris now appeals to us to remember his services aud I
admirbtfr him cnnifnrt in the time of trouble. He asks I
us to purchase his Masonic collections Collections which I
are famed mrvughoutthe Marnuic world for tneir extent !
and value—collections to which he has devoted time an 1 I
labor without stint and more than six thousand dollars in I
•solid cash. He asks the Zdasonic fraternity to make up the I
sum of five thousand dollars for this property, worth |
more than twelve thousand. That out of th? proceeds he I
may purchase for his family a home. His family we I
homeless and impoverished through the results of the war, I
and this is all that Bro. Morris has to sell. I was delighted I
to hear of the generosity of the five lodges that have acted
in this matter. Fortitude, Ilohenlinden and Long Island I
contributed fifty dollars each, while noble old Holland’
gave one hundred Zenulatha pledged herself for fifty
but Is making up one hundred. Probably otner lodges I
have contributed, ot which 1 have not been informed. 0 I I
know that a good many brethren have made personal I
contributions, arr ong whom I will instance Bros. Crane. I
Macoy, Godwin, and the lamented Sommers. This opens I
the ball encouragingly in New York. Now, my dear I
brother, let usbuytm this whole property at once, and I
move it to New York. Bro. Morris has publicly stated I
that he is willing, and that the contributors Wes: and South I
are willing to it New York is the place for it, and now is I
the time for us to act. During the next six weeks every I
lodge in these three Judicial Districts should set to work I
to initiate the example of the five I have named. Bro |
Roehr, I learn, has proposed, witli his accustomed prompt- I
ness and generosity, to enter the German lodges with this |
appeal. Bros. Fuller, Anthon, Millard, and Bauer, hearti- I
Iv cooperate in the matter. Let us give along pull, a I
strong pull, and a pull altogether, and the thing is done. I
New York, Dec. 8,1863. x. X. X. I
R. W. Bro. Sommers, Deceased. —At
a regular communication of Arcturus Ix»dge, No. 274. F. I
and A. M.. held on Friday evening, Dec.4th, A. L. 5863 I
the following preamble and resolution was adopted by a I
unanimous vote of the lodge: ' I
Whereas, it has pleased the G. A. of the Universe in
• Ills inscrutable wisdom, to remove from the s?ene of his I
earthly labors our beloved Brother, the R. W. J. B. Yates !
Somnrers,’ D. G. M., who we, in common with the rest
of the fraternity Joyed and esteemed for his many vir
tues and his fitness for the position, which he filled with I
so mneh dignity and usefulness, and whose loss we deep
ly deplore,
We, the members of Arturus Lodge, No. 274, F. and A
M., assembled at our regular communication, cannot al’- I
low this our bereavement to pass without taking due no- I
tice of this sad event, and while we would humbly bow I
to the behest of our Creator, who does all things well we I
cannot forget that it was in this lodge that ire was first I
brought to true Masonic light, and received those first I
impressions in Freemasonry, which time ripened into I
conviction, the fruits of which were manifested in tho I
discharge of those great duties with which his brethren
intrusted him Therefore,
Resolved, 1 hat in order to show our appreciation of his
great services to the fraternity, and our esteem for him I
as a brother, that the lodge go into mourning for him for I
the space ot three months, and that the same be recorded •
in 1 nil upon the minutes.
Masonic Board of Relief. —At the
last session of the Grand Lodge, a resolution was adopted
appropriating the sum of fifteen hundred dollars to the
Board ot Relief that might be formed under a plan to be
submitted to, and approved by, the R. W. Deputy Grand
Master. A meeting of the Masters and Wardens of the
City lodges was called by our late Deputy Grand Master,
and a committee appointed for the purpose of drawing
up a plan.
The committee submitted Hie result of their labors
t<» the R. W. Deputy Grand Master, and his last official
act was giving ins sanction thereto. It is now necessary
to organize, and a meeting of the delegates from the
lodges who have signified their intention of becorriin"
members ot the Board will be held at Nos. 817 and 819
Broadway, on Saturday evening next, 19th inst., and it is
hoped that all the delegates will be present. There can
be no better mode of disbursing Masonic Charity than
through the Board of Relief.
Question of Law.— To the Masonic
Editor of the New York Dispatch— Will you inform me : I. If
I can diinit from a lodge and still retain membership in
the chapter, supposing my dues all paid up to the time of
my asking a (limit?
11. If the Most Excellent High Priest can be tried by a
commission of the chapter for anv offence he may have
committed, as I have always understood that the Master
of a lodge must be tried by his peers, namely, the Grand
Lodge, and the Most Excellent High Priest by the Grand
An answer through your Masonic column will mneh
oblige, Yours fraternally 7 , r. a. M.
Answer —I. You can.
Jl. In both instances these officials must be tried by their
peers. They cannot be tried by a commission of their
lodge or chapter.
List of Officers of Lodges recently
Ei.fctkd :
AMERICUS. 535.—W. George E. Simons, M.; Samuel S.
Thorp, S. W.; Richard B. Cowley, J. \v.; James Griffiths,
Treas.; H. C. Lanius, bee.: Reeves E. Selmes, S. D • Win
A. Johnson, J. D.; Rob’tJß. Dibble, Geo. Terwilliger m’
C.; E. A. Woodward, H. A. Bliss, Stewards; C D Price
Chaplain; Geo. F. Jesley, Marshal; E. Ringer, Organist;
Wm. J. Lyons, James J. Kelso, Peter Rclvea Treas •
James Scott, Tyler; E. D. Gale, Joseph F. Waring, John
Pickford, Finance Committee.
CITY LODGE 408 -W. Lionel Jacobs, M.: Bro. R R
Purdy, S W. Bro. Chas. 8. Trowbridge. J. W ; w John
Warren, Treasurer; Bro. Wm. T. Floyd, Sec’y.
J@“ The Brethren of Park □, No. 516,
F. and A. M.. are hereby summoned to attend the regular
communication of said lodge, at the Lodge Rooms. No.
683 Eighth avenue, on TUESDAY, the 22d of December,
for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year
By order of the M. RICHARD SALE, Sec
Brethren one year In arrears will then be required to
Fhow cause why their n Hines should not be stricken from
the roll for non payment of duee. r. s.
I I —Tbfi Wlprnhowa rtf *>
vnkers. By order oftbe w M i»e e action of
’ __JOHN RUSH , „
Z *» r *» PeC *
™ Ce,Dn >Mtce on Che r > . ’
——~ ZALI.ALEE, Ch’n
W** Phtenlx Chanter. r
MASONS.-The Companions 01 Royal Arch
to attend its next r ttois Chapter are hereby
held at us rooms, Nos 817 am' eymlar convocation, to be
evening, December 14th, at 7 i s<l'9 Broadway, on Monday
Chas. A. Cook, Sec. By order.
<chas. a. Rudd, h. p.
W- Th. Jlemb —■ , _
n«. tin. f. ana a. m., «r <rs of Montgomery □,
mnnka-tion, to be he> e ndtiiaed »o attend a resular oom
and Crosby streets, V d MWeir rooms, corner of Broome
next, at7>2 "• M., f /ednesday evening, December 14th,
All persons one • or flfoe Annual Election of Officers.
show cause why /e&r -in arrears will then l>e required to
tiie roll® tor not (h«eir Kames should not be stricken from
of dues.
— L. B. PERT, Master.

niiai Ele. «reeinH>b<t o, Jfo. 493.—The 4n
■will be> -own For ’Officers of Greenpoint Lodge, No. 403,
will be jeM fet sts next regular communication, which
bersa on Thursday evening, December 17th. The mem
ze WMnmoned to attend. By order of
_£ PAN s - B’ anck. Secretary.
Masonic.—The Members of tong Isl-
No * are hereby summoned to attend the
“st£? laT Lommumcation, which will be held at their
towsis corner of Court and Montague streets, Friday even-
4 S«V De w » r ttie election of officers for the ensuing
k » ■ ISta °L Yew ? ree Lodge, will be present
ic and install the officers. By order of the Lodge.
« . M. w. HAYWARD, Sec’y.
~ The Members of La Fayette o 9 Wo.
!; M., are hereby summoned to attend the next
« Communication. to be held in Corinthian room,
J nA / H * n « on Monday evening, 14th Inst, at 1%
n JL cloca ' f meeting and election.) Brethren in ar
? tA^« 8 A« nc year au< l upward, will be stricken from the roll
tor non-payment of dues. By order M
k w - IRVING ADAMS, Secy.
l " S©"’ Special Notice.—Weptunc □, So. 317,
•e ♦» 4- M.—The members of this lodge are hereby nofi-
<- n t e d *nat a special communication, for the purpose of in-
stalling the officers elect for .the ensuing year, will be held
r, attheir room, on FRIDAY.EVENING next, 18th lost, at
cl 7 \ oe ™ k „ - MARTIN ENGLAND, M.
Dan’l L. Griffiths, Sec.
i'. The Members of Zentbbabel Chap-
h ter. No. 147, R. A. M . are hereby notified to attend the
: ?’«£» regular convocation, on Tuesday evening next. Dec.
// Join, at half-past seven o'clock, at their rooms. Odd Pel
k ipws - Hall, lor the election of officers for the ensuing year.
„ „ By order ’ SAMUEL EVANS, Jr.. M. E. H. P.
n Henry Ransom Sec.
y ’
3 New York, Dee. 10, 1863. At a regu
,t Jar Communication of Metropolitan Lodge, No. 273, F. and
3 the . (oH , owin ? preambles and resolutions were
unanimously adopted:
e Whereas. It has pleased an All-wise Providence to re
•- J^ o d v e from our midst our Brother, Thomas E. Carpenter,
ft Whereas. Bro. Carpenter was ever faithful to his trust.
1 and walked uprightly before all men. Therefore
5 Jiesofi"/ That while we deeply mourn his loss, we
I acknowledge m this affliction the hand ol Him who doeth
all things well.
t Resohed, That with heartfelt sincerity we tender to his
widow and tamily onr cordial sympathy in this sail
3 bereavement, and that a copy of the foregoing be sent
3 under seal ol the lodge, to the widow of Bro. Carponter.
z . ~ , JAMES M. BILGER, \
Chestkr JI. Davis, See.
ihe meiubers of Cyrus □, To. 208,
F. and A. M.. are hereby noli Itch that the annual election
lor officers ol the lodge, will be held on Monday evening,
the 2].st. mst. A large attendance of the members is par
ticularly requested.
JB®“ Pacific o, Yo. 233.—The members
of Pacific Lodge are hereby notified that there will be a
Special Communication of the Lodge on Thursday eve
ning, December 17th, for work.
By order of the M. JAS. HYDE, Sec.
Masonic.—Tbe members of tfcorge
Washington Lodge, No. 285, F. and A. M., are hereby sum
moned to attend a regular communication, on Friday
evening, Dec. 18, at 7>2 o’clock, for the purpose of electing
Officers for the ensiling year. By order.
Julius Wist, Sec. A. If. COULTER, M.
Empire R. A. Chapter, So. 170.—The
members of said Chapter tre hereby notified that the An
nual Election tor officers will take place on Monday eve
ning next, tbe 14th of December, at 7>» o’clock. Punctual
attendance is requested, and all members in arrears for
dues should come prepared to liquidate the same.
N. B. The degree of H. P. will be conferred by M. E. P.
H. P. Edmund B. Hajs. A. J. FISHER, H. P.
R E. Robhrts, Sec’y.
The members of Palestine □, iVo.
204. F. and A M., are hereby notified that the annual
election of officers will take place on Thursday evening,
Dec. 24th, 1863. By order M.
• Secretary.
B&r Members of John D. Willard Lodge,
No. 250 of F. and A. M., are hereby notified to attend the
regular communication to beheld TUESDAY EVENING.
Dec. 15th, at o’clock, for the purpose of electing officers
for the ensuing year. By order of GEO. RENSHAW, M.
Thomas J. Drew, Sec’y.
lite members of Silemia □, So. 198,
of F. and A. M., are hereby notified "to attend the regular
Communication of said lodge, on Friday evening, Dec. 18,
lor the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year,
by order or THOS. JOHNSON,’ M.
Geo. Hill, Sec.
Members in arearsare requested to pay up their dues.?
W‘" The members of Ocean o, Ko. 156,
F. and A. M., ai e requested to meet at their Lodge Rooms
coiner of Broome and Crosby streets, on Monday evening,
Dec. 14 at 7>a o’clock, for the election of officers for the
ensuing year. By order of the M
T. C. WHITELY, Secretary.
The mt niliCi 8 of Templar o, So. 203,
F. and A. M., arc requested to meet at their lodge room,on
Friday, the 18th inst., at P. M, on important business.
Also for the election of officers for the ensuing year. By
order W. m.
James S. Still, Sec.
JBO 1 " R« BoveJl & Son?,
B. BUCK, Agent
RL. A. Lewis 9
(Established 1K39)
Cartes de Visile a la Francaise $2 oo per dozen.
Duplicates, at 150 “
Cartes Vignettes 3 00 “
“ “ Duplicates 2 00 “
TYPES, in every Style of the Art
Copies front Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes, from Minia
ture to Life Size, in Oil. Pabtkl. or Aoqoakbl.
Choose lour .Hark.
W. Ray,
No. 30 5% BROADWAY,
Corner Doane st. Nkw York.
An kinds of Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, Meerschaum
and Brier Wood Pipes, Ac.
wr R. 8. & G. w. Dunham,
Corner of A&tcr Place, New York.
W B. S. Hick!,
Nw&Eflst corner of Broadway and 13th street
Naw Yoh a,
£*F’ Samuel E. Beckner & €•.,
New York.
Gilchrist & Barrett,
Noe. MS and 257 CENTRE STREET.
(Opposite Centre Market,)
New York.
W Sample Room attached.
MstT Samuel R, Kirkham,
No. 194% BOWERY,
Three doors above Spring st., New York,
Keeps constantly on hand a large assortment of
Eh’GRAVMn TH the Latest Sttlk at Mgjjicratk Pkiom,
SSiX" T. W. Cowdin,
Nnw York.
(Near William.)
Samuel Martin,
Two deers from Breadway.
• WrE Ayreis
J MANOTAetviinte jewblbb,
f WMt TCtK.
• s. o. er o. r„
• 8. OF I. UM
- i(@“ Phtenix Looking fitees
a Mt. tWrniS BTRBKT.
every deecrtritlon.
’ Amerltan Masonie Agency.
BQVIPMBF TS, JEWBTAIY, etc,, on hand and maniftao
• KHiEo, etc.
n. R-—Sworda made to order, and bung el th Price’s
. Patent Bword Hangings.
Kkiomt TKurKjn.-' SaacnoMt Snure om ma.-to.
- X®* I'nlverbal Masonic Emporium.—
Bngalta, Jewels, Bobee, .tc., for Chaptere, Councils, or
Coumuuulerios ; Improved eword-hanglnga, Ac., f urnished
at the lowest plicae. MascaleYbuMScatioa'i. toreiga and
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Nxw York.
AJ- Watches and Ciocke repaired by experienced
Battle-Fields of the South, from Bull
Run to Frwkricksbvrcb : With Sketches of Confederate
Commanders, and Gossip of the Camjxs. By an English
J’ombatant. With two maps, fiohn Bradburn, pub
The story of this writer is, of course, biassed by the part
which he assumed in the rebellion. To show with what
justification he took np arms to destroy what Jeff Davis,
a lew weeks before the insurrection broke out, declared
in his place in rhe Senate of the United States was “the
best government on earth,” and which the Vice-President
ot the so-called Confederacy, insisted before the Georgia
State Convention in 1861, should be calmly considered oy
the seeeders—asking them, ‘What right has the North
assailed ? What interest of the South has been invaded ?
w hat justice has been denied ? And what claim, lounded
injustice and right, has been withheld? Can either of
yon to-day, name one governmental act. of wrong
deliberately and purposely done by the Govern
ment at Washington, of which the South has a
right to coinplain? I challenge the answer.” This
unknown “English combatant” commences his in
troduction to his volume as follows : "Although the
following narrative sufficiently explains itself, and is re
plete with evidence of the author’s feeling, and of the
point of view from which he has regarded the fratrici
dal strife still raging in America, it may be permitted him
to remark in this place, that the impulse by which he was
prompted in bearing arms tor the Southern cause, was
smiply the inherent love of liberty which animates every
English heart. With al) to lose and naught to gain in
opposing the tyranny of Federal rule, and with no legal
or political tie to North or South, he could not, in man
hood, stand idly by, and gaze upon the “ despotism which
a blind and fanatical majority sought to thrust upon an
unoffending and almost helpless minority.” In the words
di Alexander Stephens, when, how, or where did this
“ blind and fanatical majority” seek to thrust their “ des
potism” on an *• unoffending people?” Out upon such
cant—such baie-faced falsehood! The “English com
batant” or whoever wrote the introduction to the vol
ume, knew that he had deliberately lied when he had
penned this sentence. There is not one word of truth
in all that he has written. Again: “ Having traveled
and resided long on the American continent, carefully
stud.) mg natioi al characteristics, he was not surprised by
the inevitable disruption ol the Union, nor at anv time un
an are of the causes tending to that result Rather, his
surprise has been that Southerners should $0 long have
retrained irom rising in arms against the accumulated in
juries Which, for a long series of years, have been heaped
upon them. 9 hey would have been unworthy of their
origin, and must have shown themselves less than men.
had they longer submitted to the degradation of being de
piived of free speech and action among a people whose
prosperity had been fostered by their indu-try, and whose
history they had ennobled by heroic deeds.” What fan
laronade 1 What “ accumulated insults” have the people
ol the South been compelled to submit to for a “ long
scries of years?” When were they deprived of “tree
speech and action?” Whose “prosperity” did they fos
ter.? and whose history have they “ ennobled ? ’ To all
such stuff, wc refer gentlemen such as this “English com
batant” belongs to, to read the testimonies of Jeff Davis, Al
exander Stephens, and hundreds of other traitors quite as
intelligent as he is. Ol course, with such an introductory,
we may not hesitate to believe that rebel vietoriesare paint
ed in the most glowing colors ;and the only wonder is, and
one which the reader of this volume will acutely expe
rience, how it is that the “fanatical” soldiers of the Re
public ever succeeded in gaining even a “ slight advan
lage ’over a people who were so wondrously “heroic”
that they have “ennobled our history.”
Science for the School and Family :
Uhi mistiiv. By Worthington Hooker, M. D., Professor
of the Theory and Practice of Medicine in Yale College,
author of “ Human Physiology,” “Child’s Book of Na
ture,” “Natural History,” etc. Illustrated by numer
ous engravings. Harper Brothers, publishers.
This, apart from tbe solid Information it ednveys on
facts within the range of chemistry, is a most delightful
book, not only for tbe student but the family circle. A
thousand experiments of an instructive character are
given, and all so very simply explained, that the dullest
mind cannot fail to comprehend the beauties of a science
which lets done so much to develop human knowledge
and place on a permanent foundation our rapidly de
veloping civilization. The introduction of such works as
Dr. Hooker writes into our common schools, cannot but
be productive of great good to the rising generation. It
gives to tlie student a reason for the faith that is within
him in regard to those truths that are within the realms
ot chemical knowledge ; and which, because of this want
ol knowledge, seems so astounding, so inexplicable to the
uninformed mind. Dr. Hooker has already given to the
public an excellent work on Natural Philosophy—Part I
of the present series ; and the publishers have in press
another work, forming Part 111., on Mineralogy and
Ge&ogy. As [class-books, every boy and girl, sufficiently
advanced in the rudiments, in our common schools
should be put possession of them. Apart from their study
in the schools as class-books, they will be found, in the
bands of children, even in hours of relaxation, as delight
ful companions—captivating as romances are assumed to
he to youth. These volumes are sent by mail 10 any part
of the United Mates, postage prepaid, on the receipt of
$125 each.
The Runaway Match, William Allaih
and The Dean of Denham. By Mrs. Henry Wool
authoress of “East Lynne,” “Squire Trevelyn’s Heir.
Shadow of Ashdydat,” etc. Frederic A. Brady, puc
As usual in these stories, Mrs. Wood paints huma
nature as it is to be found wherever man is ambitious
whether it be when m love or in the haste to acquire I'oi
tune or position. “ The Runaway Match” is not uulik
other stones founded on a similar theme, and conclude
with a maxim which all should lemember, viz.* “Tha
ur.on the state of the mind and heart depends life’s sin
shine. The story of “William Allaire: or, Running awa
to Sea,” is especially addressed to ambitious youths whos
undefined belief is, that boys were only bom to rim awa
to .sea. and endure its hardships. “The Dean of Ric):
mend” is a tale of love, disappointed ambition, and wan
of economy. It ends sadly. We need hardly say to th
leaders ot Mrs. Wood’s effusion, that this, her latest pre
duction, is to be obtained at the bookstores devoted to th<
dispensing of light literature.
A Practical Grammar of the Fre.vci
Language. Containing a Grammar, Exercises, Read
ing Lessons, and a complete Pronouncing Vocabulary
By William 1. Knapp, A. M. Harper A Brothers, put
The author’s aim, in this grammar, as he assures us ii
the preface, is not to present anything new or perplexin;
to the student, bitt a f * clear, systematic statement of tin
lawsand usages of the French language, accompanied lr
sufficient illustrations and exercises to enable the min;
to comprehend them and the memory to retain them ’
The author also claims that his work is better suited t<
the tastes of the American mind than are those offoreigi
origin. On this point we do not pretend to oiler ai
opinion *, but, from a cursory look into the divisions o
the grammar, we think that it comes nearer to a com
plete idea oi a manual for beginners than anv which i
has been our fortune to examine. We bespeak lor it tin
attention of teachers and pupils in the French language.
The Rebellion of the Cavaliers. Sin
clair Tousey, publisher.
“The Rebellion of the Cavaliers” is a poem in six can
tos, in which the unknown author, commencing with tlu
battle of Manassas, shows with the assistance of Mephis
tophiles. the regiments of the “chivalry,” fa wore
which hereafter will be synonymous with braggartism
In favor of slavery, and of ‘independence’’ Tne poei
concludes his performance with the exit of his Satanic
Majesty, who leaves his friend Jeff, dreaming—his ean
tilled with the resonance of these words—
* * * » * ♦.- t t
•’ Awake to greatness, Jefl I Strike high ’
The prize is lotty as the sky!
Seize both slave market aud supply?
And build a continental throne—
Whips, chains, and groans its corner stone—
Of others’ sweat and others’ bone,
The profits, honors, all your own! 3
Rachel Ray. A Novel. By Anthony
Trollope. Author of “Orley Farm.” “Castle Richmond,’
etc., etc. Harper «t Brothers, publishers.
This is a purely domestic novel; and one of its peculiari
ties is, that although it is English, there is not a character
in it that can lay claim to the muffy title of “my lord’’ or
•my lady.” The plot turns on the election of a young
gentleman named Cornbury, to Parliament, aud the final
disposition of a brewery belonging to a Mr. Tap pit, that
was located in Balsehnrst The characters are well man
aged ; and the interest of the story is maintained to the
end. Those who have read Mr Trollope’s previous pro
ductions will, of course, hasten to procure and read "R i
The Game of Draughts. By Henry
Spey th, author of “American Draught Player.” Pub
lished by the author.
Tn a very neat.form Mr Speyth, who, we understand,
is acknowledged the champion player of Draughts has
published the latest improvements in the game. The di
rt ctions given are easily understood, and all the move
ments that it is possible to make, when draught* are
played scientifically, are laid down in tabular iorm. Al
though complete in itself, the present volume may be ac
cepted as supplementary to "The American Draught
Player,” a treatise publish) dby the author in 1860. The
work can be obtained at Sinclair Tousey’s newspaper and
book agency, in Nassau street.
The Boyhood of Martin Luther ; or,
The Sufferings of the Heroic Little Beggar Boy, who af.
terward became the great German Reformer. By Hen
ry Mayhew, author ot “ Wonders of Science.” Harper
A Brothers, publishers.
An interesting description of tlie early years,and we may
add, early sufferings ofthe Great Reformer Although an
unpretending little volume, gotten up for the edification
of juvenile readers, it is one which adults may read with
profit We lia> e. in this biography an instght into the iamil<
relations of Luther—pictures of his poverty and os the
.sturdy spirit which even in his youth he manifested. We
see in this history of the youth the future ot the man
who shook the thrones of Europe with his breath, and
elevated to a range of ideas which even this age but
faintly comprehends.
John Marcbmont’s Legacy. A Novel.
By M. E. Bradden, author of “Aurora Floyd,” “Elenor's
Victory.” etc. Harper .t Brothers, publishers.
Of course, it is unnecessary to call particular attention
to this author’s last novel. It is sufficient to say that
John Marehxnont is one of the most finished works which
has been given to the public by this admirable writer
We can only ask those of our readers who have not made
themselves acquainted with Miss Bradden in her previous
works, to read the one just published by the Harpers. It
will repay perusal, and perhaps induce them to purchase
those which have made her name, Yankee girl though
she be, a household word in every English household
where sterling literature is recognized. ,
Gefherine ; or, The Secret Cabal. By
Dn J. H. Robinson. Frederic A. Brady, publisher.
The story i» founded on Incidents In the present rebel
)k>n. The characters are well brought forward, and the
denouement is satisfactory to the patriot Those who
>ftve read the Doctor w stories, as they have been pub
lished by Brady, will not fail to obtain copies of ‘•Geph
Sunday "Edition. Bee. VX
The following are the pecuniary Inducements ci*
fered :
COUNTY BOUNTY, cash down $3C(b
g UNITED STATES BOUNTY to new recruits3o2
. UNITED STATES BOUNTY additional to vet
eran soldiers. WO—s477
7 To,al
MATTHEW T. BRENNAN, Comptroller.
,- ORISON BLUNT, Supervisor.
ELIJAH F. PURDY, Supervisor.
WILLIAM M. TWEED, Supervisor.
County Committee,
dORISON BLUNT, Chairman.
county of new
X2 K ;S;;7. Sab £ c^ pt,on}, Rre hereby invited to a Loan of
Two Million Dollars authorized by an ordinance of the
S°^Sq ol a P]> rov ed by the Mayor, October-
o entitled An ordinance for the procurement of
Substitutes for drafted soldiers for the armies ot tha
union, provided the same can be counted and allowed on
the quota ot the City and Couuty of New York in any fu
tore draft.”
The proper books flor such subscriptions will be’opened
al the Comptroller’s office, on and after TUESDAY, the
17th day of November instant, and remain open unlU the
whole sum shall be taken
Subscribers will be required to deposit with the Conntv
Treasurer, at the Broadway Bans, within five days after
entering their subscriptions, the amounts subscribed fort,
by them respectively, and on presenting his receipts for
j the money to the Comptroller, they will be entitled to re
ceive Bonds ot the County for equal amounts, re leeniK
ble on or before June 1,1864, with interest from the
num. 0 * pft^' * be s Lc per cent, per an*
riT V Ar.v ra v^ A ' rT E EW T BBENNAN, Comptroller.
City of New York. Department of Finan ck, >
Comptroller's Office, Nov. 16.1863. )
SIGNER. New York, November 28.1863.
b TO CONTRACTORS.—ProposaIs inclosed in a sealed en-
8 velope, indorsed with the title ot- the work, and with the
li name of the bidder written thereon, will be received at ‘
•- is63-°^ Ce 11 o’clock A. Al., Monday, December
t a £° r grading curb, gutter and flagging Seven
, twseventh street, between Second and Fourth avenue.
lor regulating, grading curb, gutter and flagging Ave- •
i n ue A, between Eighty-fourth and Ninety-third streets,
e g AV, eI l ai ? d flagging First avenue, between •
Fifty third and Sixty first streets.
1 Y- F ?L flagf sl g a ’l (l reflagging Fifty-ninth street, between
) Eighth and Tenth avenues.
1 reflagging Thirty-third street, between .
‘ Eighth and Ninth avenues.
i £ or ncw Louse for Hook and Laddnr Company No. 8.
t For new house for Engine Company No. 45.
f For “ Hose “ 4i
t and additions to house of Engine Company v
' X(^>9 a * rs alterations to house of Engine Company
Dredging Slip south side Pier 47 North River.
t Blank forms of proposals, together with the speciflca-
Uons ami agreements, can be obtained at this office. Dated
Street Department, New York. November 28,1863.
< Street Commissioner
Department of finance,~bu\
1 Chambers street.
Notice is hereby given that an additional one percent
day on l^e > lO ail taxes unpaid on tha,
On the Ist of JANUARY following, interest at the rate of
1 welve per cent will accrue, to be calculated from tha
sth day ol October, 1863, to the day of payment.
JOHN MUBPHY, Receiver.
New York, Dec. 9.1863
The undersigned would respectfully call the attention ot’
our citizens to the necessity of abstaining from placing
their ashes and garbage on the sidewalks until the ringing
of the bell announcing the arrival of the ash carts. A
strict compliance with this rule, is rendered necessary to
prevent the ashes from being thrown into the garters by
accident or otherwise, from which it may be diffliultto
remove it m consequence of frozen gutters or accumula
tions of snow. At the same time, it will prevent those
large accumulations of filth in the gutters and streets that
have 100 long disgraced the city on the approach of Spring,
lhe ash carts will be daily in every street to promptly'
carry away the ashes ready to be removed. All com
plaints of neglect to comply with this requisition, on being
reported to this Department, will receive immediate at
City Inspector.
The committee on national af--
FAIRS of the
will, meet
, MONDAY, December 13. 1863,
at 1 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall.
. A l / Pirtles having business before the Committee azo
m-s4Led to attend.
Committee on National Affairs.
The committee on donations
will meet
THURSDAY. December 17. 1863,
at 2 o'clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall.
AM parties having business before the Committee are
invited to attend.
Committee on Donations and Charitieafif.
The committee on ordinances
of the
will meet on
MONDAY. December 14,
at 2 o'clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City HaU.
Committee on Ordinances.
will meet on
MONDAY, December 14
at 2 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Halt
Committee on Seivers.
will meet on
MONDAY, December 14,
at 1 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall.
Committee on Majkotp.
will meet on
at 1 o’clock P. M., In Room No. 5, City Halt
Committee on Roads.
The committee on fire depart
ment of the
will meet on
MONDAY, December 14,
at 11 o’clock A. M., in Room No. 5, City Hall.
Committee on Fire Department
The committee on repairs and-
will meet on
MONDAY, December 14,
at 3 o’clock P? M., in Room No. 6, City HaH.
john McConnell,
Committee on" Repairs and Supplies.
HIHE COMMITTEE on lamps and
JL GASoi the
will meet on MONDAY. December 14, atl 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 ap
pear before the Committee without further notice.
Committee on Lamps and Gas.
The committee on salaries and
OFFICES of the
will meet on
SATURDAY, December 19,
in Room No. 5 City Hall, at 1 o’clock, P. M.
All parties having business before them, will please at
Committee on Salaries and Offices.
The committee on finance of"
the Board of Couneilmen will meet on MONDAY
December 14, at 2 o’clock P. M., in Room No. 16 City
Hall, to consider all papers how before them.
Parties desiring to be heard before the Committee will
please be in attendance.
Committee on Finance.
The committee on ordinances
of the Board of Aidermen irM meet every THURS
DAY, at 3 o’clock P. M., in Boom No. 8, City Hall. Par
ties interested in papers awaiting the action of Die Com
mittee are invited to attend.
• Committee on Ordinances.
fjIHE committee on croton
AQUEDUCT of lhe Board of Couneilmen, will meet on
MONDAY, December 14, atl o’clock P. M., in Room No.
City Mall.
Committee on Croton Aqueduct
npHE committee on national af-
JL FAIRS will meet every day until further notice, In the
©hamber of the Board of Aidermen, at 1. ’clock, P. M.
Parties having business with the Committee are respeet
ftilly invited to attend.
Alderman JOHN T. HENRY,
Alderman F. I. A. BOOLE,
CouncUman WM. JOYCE.
Coßnciiman SAM’L T. WEBSTER,
Councilman JOHN MoCONNEixL,
Oiunoibnan JOHN G. HAVILAND,

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