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up by Ketox, No. 212 Broadway, sit so easily upon the Inad
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found infallible. A small sample box and an account of
the discovery of this remarkable Balsam at Shiloh, April,
1368, will ba sent sealed, on receipt of return nostage. Ad
• dread John Rawlins, 767 Broadway, New York.
J. T. Ellis
At No. 939 Broadway,
Corner 22d st
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Christmas and New Year.
©. Wind of th& Northeast, I laugh at your wing,
You may howl your cold discord, or furtively sing,
On the Windows and Doors of the Country or Town,
When the Crevice is closed by the genius of Browne!
A-M Wind of the Southeast, your dampness I mock,
On tlia house I made tight as the heart of the rock,
Ko Consumption. Catarrh from the grim Polar Seas—
Asd prevention is better than all the M. D.'s I
©, what comfort, what warmth ’ How I joy to behold
Bound the merrv hearthstone all the family fold—
No rattling ot sashes, no gale’s horrid din,
disturb the sweet music of love that’s within!
Northeaster! Northwester! Southeaster! away
From the homes that I guard on this glorious day I
I am Symbol of peace, though the Storm’may bo hurled,
JLike a rainbow by angels bestowed on the World!
Brotri’.tw Metallic Weather Strap* and Window Band* are
We true Nepenthe for all the ills arising from shrunken
Doers and Windows.
wow half of the Fuel, and are warranted good for
five years, Winter and Summer.
We have no agents in Brooklyn. Our Strips are made
of Zinc and Rubber.
For Circular address the
Cor. Bleecker, formerly 212, Broadway, cor. of Fulton st
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PRICE, $3.
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Neuralgia will fetch the wrinkles
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ard all tl e drugs he may take in a week’s time will tend
©n!y to deaden the pain. The only way to knock spots
out o-f the critter, is to take wne of those Medicated Vaoor
Raths, at Nos. 3 and 8 Fourth avenue (near Cooper
Union.) .
MEW YOflK, JANUARY 3, 1861.
This is one of the most exciting works it
1 has ever been our fortune to secure for the
i DISPATCH. The writer gives us an insight
into the present condition of Mexico— brings
cut, in strong colors, the lights and shades
of patriotism and treason, as shown by the
Mexicans in the present war with the French.
The heroine of the story will arrest the atten
tion of the reader from the moment of her
introduction. Having secured the copyright
Of this Story, we propose to commence its
publication in a week or two, as soon as we
can get rid of some of the advertisements
thot have been pressing on us so heavily for
the past few months. We intend to take
advantage of the lull in business that always
comes in January, to make room for this
splendid story by Captain Wheeler.
A New Political Party.—We are
told that Surveyor Andrews is al work organizing
a' usw political party in this city. It is his pur
■ pose to array this bantling against the Regu
lar Union Organization of this county. We do
not know whether this action is approved or in
stigated from Washington or not. We only know
that the present feeble condition of the Union
party in this city is to be attributed to the failure
cf the Administration to stand by its true friends
ia times past If these disorganizing schemes are
to be kept up, the consequences must be on the
Roads of these who sanction or push them on.
Without Federal patronage to back him, Andrews
could nor control one hundred votes in this
county. With the quasi support of the Govern
ment he can defeat the party in the Stato at the
: next Presidential election.
The beginning of 1864 was rather
gloomy. Hain and log for the first part of the
day were in the ascendant In the afternoon
we had a little let up. It is to be hoped that
the opening day of th? JWH potto be regarded
as any criterion of wliat wo are to haVO for &e
jfcs.acce cf the year. Yesterday the weather
was deci edly icy, giving promise of skating of
the first order. This will delight the Central
ParicCommiesioners, the managers of the Fifth
svenue Skating Pond, and all other people who
either skate or own stock in skating pouds.
The friends of Mayou Opdyke pro
pose to pay their respects to him at the Astor
Peuse to morrow, on the occasion of his retiring
trem the office ho has nobly filled for the past
two years. Mayor Opdyke has declined any
[hirg like a public ovation, but wo learn that his •
pends insist on paying their respects to liim in
i private way as above indicated.
A Good Man Out of 'Office.—The
etiremer.t of Supervisor Wiseman from public
tie is sincerely regretted by the citizens of New
fork. He was oire of the most faithful public
fficers we have ever had in this city,
Mayor Gunther will be inaugurated
>mcrrow. While we did all we could to oppose
ia election, we shall endeavor to judge his pub
s acts fairly.
THE YEAR 1863.
To us, iu the ever revolving and always pro
gressive march of the stellar hosts, the year
1:63 is dead—but, with its mighty ideas, its won*
derful events, its glorious victories in behalf of
humanity, in the grand, unveiling future, it can
never die to History. With the battles of 1863,
the rebellion may be said to have been destroyed;
or, at least, that we may not be considered over
sanguine, received such staggering blows that
the monster cannot recover itself sufficient
ly to make any very serious effort in the
hereafter. Its life is gradually going out of it;
and it is to be lipped that, ere the year 1865
dawns, its festering carcass will be thrown upon
the world, a stench in the nostrils of the nations.
The opening of the ye ar 1863 was to the loyal
hearts of this nation gloomy—black as the dark
ness of midnight. The rebels had, through the
incompetency of our generals, politicians rather
than men of military instincts, won the majority
of the victories in the field, and everywhere then
cause seemed to be gaining ground. Europe no
longer doubted their ultimate success ; and not
a few of our own people, who were none the less
willing to pour out blood and treasure in behalf
of the integrity of the Republic, doubted, but
never hesitated as to their duties toward God
and man.
Amidst hesitation and incompetency on the part
ofmanyof those entrusted with the fortunes of the
Republic in the field, the President on the first day
of January, 1863, issued his Proclamation of
of Emancipation. For a brief season this mea
sure seemed to add to the strength of the insur
rection, but it was soon found to be the greatest
event of the war. It was the first real blow of
moment that had been struck at the fortunes of
the traitors. The great battles of Stone Biver
and Murfreesboro immediately followed it, and
from that day until this the Eagles of the nation,
led by Grant, Banks, Rosecrans, Foster, Burn
side, Meade and other gallant spirits, (with
the exception of Chancellorsville and one or two
unimportant skirmishes,) have beonfsuceessful.
The area of the rebellion has been reduced by
two-thirds, and many- States are now in the
Union, in whole or in part, which twelve months
ago were under the heels, of the insurrectionists.
There can now be little question of the result.
Another year of success and the rebellion will ex
ist only in history.
And,when peace returns, that foul bloton Free
dom’s escutcheon, slavery, will have no place
on the aegis of the Republic. We will then
be truly and for aye a free people—homogeneous
in government, in thought and language, never
more to be severed by the sword or by the wan
tonness of aspiring demagogues, whoso vile pas
sions lead them rather “to rule in hell than
serve in heaven.”
Mb. Cobden has recently, to use a
vulgar saying, “been hauling over the coals”
the editor incognito of the London Times. The
editor of that journal falsely construed the lan
guage Mr. Bright used in his recent speech at
Hazlehurst, intimating that ho pronounced in
favor of an agrarian law—of the division of the
lands of England among the people, the non
landholders. Of course Mr. Bright never ut
tered any such tiling, but ■ it suited the Times
man to so say for political effect. As a rejoinder,
Mr. Cobden, who was present, aud knew pre
cisely what his coadjutor uttered, writes:
No gentleman would dream of saying, under
the responsibility of his signature,' what yout
writer said of Sir. Bright yesterday. I will nor
stop to remark on the deterioration of character
which follows when a man of education and rare
ability thus lowers himself, aye, even in his own '
eyes, to a condition of moral cowardice; for will
he deny that if he wore to meet Sir. Bright in the
club, or in the House of Commons, with the
knowledge that his secret was divulged, he would
cower with conscious inferiority before the man
he had stabbed in the dark ? This, however, is
his own affair.
The editor of the Times refused to publish Sir.
Cobden’s scathing criticism in his columns, and
the writer had recourse to the Aeu;s, which gave
it to the public. The editor of the Times replies
in the same paper, but he is placed at such dis
advantage by the pungent and masterly assault
of his antagonist, that he appears like a mental
pigmy about to be crushed by the dexter hand of
the giant leader of England’s radical statesmen.
Although the French army in Mexico
does not repose on a bed of roses, (lam-els are
out of the question), the poor Mexicans, under
the leadership of Juarez, seem to faro worse
better since the death of Comonfort—one of the
purest aud most patriotic men of the Republic.
His loss is irreparable ; and already there is dan
ger of desertion to the French causo in conse
quence. The invading army is slowly moving
over the country, and—although the guerrillas
are active, cutting off the supplies and harassing
the troops—prostrating it for the expected em
brace of the Archduke Maximilian of Austria.
There is but one thing that can possibly pre
serve Republicanism in Mexico, and that is the
success of our arms in sufyn’essing the rebellion
in our own country. When that is finally accom
plished, the French will quietly withdraw from
their conquests. They cannot afford to go to
war with the United States, merely to fix a
crown on the brow of a prince whose people
have nothing in common with the adherents of
Louis Napoleon.
Accobdilg to R. G. Dun & Co.'s an.
nual circular, the mercantile failures in this city
and Brooklyn during the year 1863, amounted in
the aggregate to $2,035,000. In 1862, the losses
in trade, by failure,' was $7,491,000. This shows
a healthy condition of business. The total fail
ures in the Northern States and the Canadas in
the year just closed, amounts to $10,467,000,
against $26,311,888 last year. They add: “The
rapid advance in the price of all merchandise,
with a steady, but not excessive demand, has
macle the year’s business a more than usually
profitable one to importers and jobbers. While
the purchases have not been on so large a scale
as in peaceful times, the enhanced value of goods
has increased the amount beyond precedent.
The retail trade has been equally prosperous.”
Had there been no war, and trade had continued
uninterrupted with the South, the failures in the
Northern States would, in all probability, have
reached fifty millions of dollars. Very little
business is now done on any other than a cash
basis—formerly, particularly among importers
and jobbers, it was nearly all on credit, and with
long dates at that.
Immigration to the United States,
especially to New York, is wonderfully on the
increase. In the year ending December- 30, 1862,
the number of alien emigrants amounted, at this
port, to but 76,306, while during the year ending
on the same date, 1863, the arrivals were 155,223, •
more than double the number of the previous
in the year. Of this total, 92,681 were from Ire
land, 38.236 from Germany, 19,236 from England
and. Scotland. The emigration to the United States
present year promises to be very large—it will I
probably fall nothing short of a quarter of a
million. Through this source alone we shall
doubtless more than make up for the losses we
are sustaining in the terrible war now being
waged for the preservation of our liberties and
the integrity of the Union.
The new City and County Govern
ments are to be organized during the coming
week. William 31. Tweed is to be President of
the Board of Supervisors ; John T. Henry, Presi
dent of the Board of Aidermen, and James Hayes
President of tlio Board of Councilmen. All the
old clerks are to be retained. This is wise, as wo
do not believe a better set of fellows could be
found to take their places.
Right.—The Board of Supervisors
have resolved that the Police ought to have i
mere pay. This is no party dodge, as it was
passed by a unanimous vote. As this can only
be done by . the Legislature, we trust thaj our
city members will bring Hie matter before that
body at an early day.
A Vegetable Bouquet.—Wo beg to
return thanks to J. H. Van Tassali for one of the
most unique things in the way of a New Year
Bouquet, made out of carrots and turnips, we
have ever seen. Mr.-Van Tassali is evidently a
first-class artist in the way of carving.
As was recen'ly intimated, the question of
war between the German Confederacy and Den
mark i( rapidly developing itself. Indeed, we
may ar sums that the initiative has been taken
by the Federal Diet sitting at Frankfort, and that
German troops are at this hour confronting the
Danes in their southern provinces on the penin
sula of Jutland.
The quarrel originated in the right of succes
sion to the territories of Schleswig-Holstein and
Denmark proper, involving the cessation of the
direct issue of the Count of Oldenburg, whom tho
Danes raised to the throne, in consequence of the
extinction of the princes of tho family of Skiold,
successors of Canute, iu 1448, under tho title of
Christian I. This king annexed to his throne
Norway, Schleswig and Holstein, tho two last
named being inhabited by Germans in language
and predilections. The Sohleswig-Holstoinera,
however, found themselves happily situated un
der the rule of the Danes until 1818, when they
revolted under tho pretense that the new consti
tution of Denmark insisted that the representa
tive s of the duchies should act with those of Den
mark ; but the real question was the succession,
the king of Prussia and several of the powers re
presented in the German Confederation, alleging
that tho duchies of Schleswig aud Holstein
were “male liefe,” aud, therefore, under what
might be termed a salic law, could not, tho king
dying without male Issue, be governed by fe
males. This plea, which had for its ultimate
object the separation of the duchies from Den
mark, resulted in the invasion of the Kingdom
in 18-19. The invasion proved that Denmark was'
not to be despised as a fighting power, aud was
resolved on maintaining its integrity as it
was recognized even so late as 1726. The Ger
man Confederation were very glad to withdraw
their troops from the contest in July, 1849, the
Federal powers signing a treaty with the King
of Denmark, in which the right of the Danes to
rule the provinces was admitted. The duchies,
however, continued the quarrel until near the
close of July, 1850, when they were finally sub
dued by tho decisive battle of Idstet.
In 1852, the question of the succession was re
newed, a number of the European powers un
dertaking to set aside the law of succession not
only in Denmark proper but in the duchies. The
death of the late king, Frederick VII., has re
opened the question, and the Frankfort Diet find
ing it could not by threats or diplomacy effect
the destruction of the Danish nation or separate
Schleswig-Holstein from the throne, (a measure
which the German population of the duchies un
questionably desire,) an army has been ordered
to their support.
As the Danes will resist the invasion, it follows
that a sanguinary war must result—a war that,
however willingly or unwillingly, may involve all
tho powers of Continental Europe, and ultimate
in changing not only the geographical but politi
cal boundaries of the nations. Indeed the “ exe
cution” iu Holstein, maybe the “European Con
gress” of which Napoleon dreams—a Congress
that will decide grave and complicated questions,
not by the issuing edicts, but by the marshaling
of armies.
It is most probable Russia will sustain Den
mark in the contest of arms that baa or is about
to bo evoked. The weight of so mighty an em
pire thrown into the scales can not but result in
the birth of questions that may work far and
near, destroying ancient monarchial institu
tions, and unseating rulers whose highest title
to supreme power rests on the bare fact that they
are “ nephews” of “ uncles” who were but sol
diers of fortune.
-- By the Olympus, we learn England has
sent sueh assurances to the King of Denmark
that cannot but nerve him to the work of holding
tho “ executioners” in the duchies at defiance.
Great Britain will become his active ally, we are
told, and will assist him with both ships and
men. This offer may fix Sweden, which, some
time ago, assumed an attitude in behalf of her
neighbor that was high-toned and determined,
hut from which she has partially retired, on the
ground that she was moving in the face of tho
London protocol of 1852.
The imbroglio has become more than serious ;
and we see not how, unless the Frankfort Diet
gives up its pretensions (following the precedence
set by itself in 1819), by admitting the right of
the Danes to jurisdiction over the duchies.
“ Old Abe’s last and most stupendous joke,”
as the IlforZ'l sneeringly calls the “offer of
amnesty to tho slavoholding Hotspurs of the
South,” seems to be working admirably-. At Nor
folk two thousand rebels took the President's
oath the other day, and it was stated that other
thousands were stepping up to the “ captain’s
office” to repeat the process; and, according
to a telegram in the last edition of tho Express
of yesterday fortnight, two hundred and twelve
rebel prisoners sent to the Old Capitol prison at
Washington swallowed it, making in all four hun
dred and eighteen who foreswore treason during
that week. When we hear from Arkansas, Ten
nessee, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alab ima,
Kentucky, Missouri, and wherever else our ar
mies penetrate, tho “Hotspurs of the Smith”
will not be slow, even at the loss of their “chattel
property.’’ to accept the promise of pardon and
return to their allegiance. It will, we opine, be
joke” has done more toward breaking the back
bone of the rebellion than our armies in the
field. Even the Indian nations that have acted
with the rebels, seem to enjoy hugely the
“ joke,” as we find the Choctaw chieftains have
been laughing heartily over- it by accepting its
provisions. This is what a dispatch, dated Fort
Smith, Arkansas,Dec. 21, says : “The Choctaw
chieftain, McCurtain, with other Rebel Indian
leaders, came into our lines to-day, and surren
dered themselves to G onoral McNeil. They have
abandoned the Rebel alliance, aud profess a de
sire to avail themselves of the President’s Am
nesty Proclamation. Their example will have &
powerful influence on other rebel tribes.” So we
go. A few more such laughable “goats” on the
part of our hilarous President, and there’ll not
be a “ grease spot” of the insurrection left, in a
year from to-day.
Since the above was put. into typo, we per
ceive that the cachinatory contagion is spreading
somewhat after the fashion of small-pox or other
epidemic. At Newbern, N. C., we read tha
rebel officers and privates are coming rapidly in
Hnd.er the promise of the Amnesty; and these say
that many more will follow their example. In
Tennessee and Georgia desertion from the in
surrectionary armies is the order of the day,
while in Arkansas, at the latest dates, seven
thousand citizens, of whom fivo thousand have
enlisted under the old flag, have taken the oath
of allegiance.
It is less than live weeks since the proclama
tion was issued, and already its influence is
markedly fell in the Southern States. As tho
months roll by the momentum of the hurricane
of freedom now sweeping over the insurrection
ary districts, will increase until not an armed
man will be found who will dare to fight or speak
in favor of the disseverance of these States; and
the wnsequent destruction of, in the language of
Jeff Davis, “ The best government on earth.”
Yes, Messrs, of tho IForicl and Express, “ Old
Abe’s” joke is pointed with wisdom; and wo
only ask that those who accept it be permitted to
laugh when they ehall win.
A Sharp Dodge.—Gov. Seymour has
removed the present Police Commissioners, to
make room for Messrs. Bosworth, JlcMurry, and
Lewis. Tho design is to get the new officers
comfortably installed before the meeting of the
Legislature, in order that they may hold over
until a settlement is had with the Senate. This
is sharp practice boiled down.
Market Savings Sank.—What has
become of this institution? Two months ago
the Directors announced that it would be open
*or deposits by the first of January. We know of
several people who have been anxiously waiting
to patronize the Dank. They are disappointed
by the failure of tho directors to have it opened
as promised.
Tee Daily News is to be enlarged to
tho size of a first-class daily, and wold at three
cents. We wish its principles were such as to
warrant us to wish it success.
Considerable excitement was caused in this
city j eaterday by tho announcement that Gover
nor Seymour had removed the Police Comisaion
ers, who have done such good service for tho
Metropolitan District, and appointed new ones
in their places. Owing to a garbled extract from
the report of the Commissioners in reference to
the conduct of the police at the July riots, which
enemies to the peace and good order of our city
had caused to be sent over the wires from Al
bany, tho public were led to misunderstand tho
real causo of tho dismissal. It turns out, how
ever, that Governor Seymour appears to hayo
been afraid to supersede the Commissioners at
the time ho had intended, for reasons not given ;
but, at all events, tho occurrence of the riots,
and the able manner in which tho Police Depart
ment was conducted in that emergency, proved
to bo sufficient cause for tho Governor withhold
ing his action until such time as ho became im
pressed with tho thought that the gratitude of
tho people toward tho Commissionei- had become
cold and dead. For once ho may learn that this
is not so. He, after a long|lapso of" time, under
takes to remove tho Commissioners without trial
according to the statute, and according to his
own promise to observe the statute in his course
toward them. He assumes to remove them on
the ground of admissions, which ho alleges were
made in their reply to the charges and specifica
tions, drawn by Nelson J. Waterbury in tho name
of Henry K. Blauvelt. Now, the statute provides,
that the Police Commissioners shall not be re
moved in that peremptory manner, but that they
shall bo duly served with a copy of the charges,
with specifications, njftde against them; that if
their answer to these, charges shall be insuffi
cient, then they shall have a fair trial, and upon
that trial must depend their case. Governor
Seymour has not pursued this course, but,
as if in defiance. of law, aud of tho public
sentiment of the city, removes them aud pro
rides three other gentlemen with commissions
to {take their places. In accordance with this
action, Messrs. Bosworth, McMurray and Lewis,
called at Police Headquarters yesterday forenoon
and presented themselves as the successors of
Messrs. Acton, Bowu and Bergen. Tho inter
view between the Commissioners and their visi
tors was conducted very pleasantly, and although
the result was adverse to the Governor’s appoint
ees, yet they parted in a friendly spirit. Mr.
Acton, the President of the Board, informed
that they (the present Commissioners) had taken
counsel on the subject, ami they had been advised
that the course taken by the Governor was ille
gal, aud had therefore determined to retain then
positions until the case be properly tested by
trial. They further intimated that legislation
may be resorted to as a means of saving tho
people of this city much trouble and anxiety in
relation to tho safety of their lives and liberties.
It needs no great argument to assure Gov
ernor Seymour that his administration of our
affairs will be more respected if, in future,
ho will confine himself within the limits or pro
visions of tho statute, ami not thus play upon
his own political friends, while annoying those
who have not been backward in dispensing the
patronage of the Police Department to the vo
ters of the Democratic ticket, even sacrificing,
in many instances, tho interests of the party to
which they, the Commissioners, claim to belong.
It may fairly be presented that Mr. James T .
Brady, the counsel for the Commissioners,
knows his duty in the premises fully, aud .that
before he gets through with Governor Seymour,
his (Seymour’s) own friends will cry for his cru
cifixion as much and as rapidly as they did for
the blood of innocent colored men, women and
children, during the riots of July, 1863. We
will watch, and see who wins. Meantime wo
stand by the present Commissioners until they
are disposed of in accordance with the law, un
der which they were appointed.
The report that Archbishop Hughes was dying
yesterday, caused profound sorrow to overhang
tho countenances of many of our public spirited
citizens, and all day anxious persons hastened to
the Archbishop’s residence to learn of his condi
tion, and up till long after midnight no tidings
of his death had been received. We have pre
pared a brief statement of the principal notice
able features in the life of this eminent scholar
and theologian, which we presume will not be
accepted as merely anticipatory of an event
which would prove a loss to our community—tho
death of Dr. Hughes, but as a mark of respect
such as is due to a pre-eminent citizen when
his name is, under any circumstances, brought
prominently before the people. He was born iti
the North of Ireland in 1798. In 1817 ho came to
America to prepare his studies preparatory to
tho priesthood. Wo extract the following brief
resumt- of the life of the Archbishop from Rod
field’s “ Men of the Time”:
Having spent several years in the college of
Mount St. Mary, Emmitsburg, Maryland, he was
ordained in 1825, and shortly afterward he was
appointed pastor of a church in Philadelphia.
Here he at once attracted public attention by his
rare eloquence and ability, both in tho pulpit
and in the other exercises of his office. In 1830
he accepted a challenge to a pulpit discussion,
with tho Rev. John Breckenridge, D. D., a very
distinguished presbyterian divine. This discus
sion was first carried on iu tlie newspapers, and
afterward was collected into a volume. A second
oral discussion, between tho ■ same parties, took
place in 1834. In 1538 Dr. Hughes was appoint
ed bishop-administrator of tho diocese of New
York. In 1.8.‘10 a dispute arose between tho
catholics of New York, and other parties, on the
subjrct of common schools. Bishop Hughes
complained that the public schools of New York
were of a sectarian or anti-catholic character,
and that thus the whole catholic community
w ere wronged by being compelled to support
schools contrary to their faith, and to, which they
could not send their children. The public dis
cussion held on tins subject before the common
council and other bodies was one of the most
famous passages of Dr. Hughes’ life. In 1850
Dr. Hughes was named archbishop by Popo Pius
IN., and the diocese of New York, in which ho
had done so much to render illustrious, was
made a metropolitan see. Since his nomination
a vast number of his lectures, discourses, ser
mons, letters, Ac., have found their way to tho
public, mostly through short-hand, reports, pre
pared for and published in tiie newspapers, and
without revision by the author.
His newspaper discussions with editors and
others, attracted much attention. Among these
were his letters in the Enguirer, and
his more recent controversy on a temporal ques
tion, with the Messrs. Brooks of the Express.
Shortly after tho breaking out of the rebellion,
the Archbishop was invited by the National Gov
ernment to visit Europe. His mission was en
tirely successful. On his return to America, he
was invited to Washington, and personally thank
ed by tho President for his patriotic efforts in
behalf of the Government.
Dr. Hughes’ last appearance before the public
was on the occasion of his speech to the “Men
called rioters,” on the 18th of July last, from tho
balcony.of the Arcliiepiscopal residence, No. 193
Madison avenue. He then excused himself for
calling the multitude to bis residence, on the
ecore of his indisposition. During the delivery
of his exhortation, he remained seated.
Handsome Compliment to Mayop." Or
liiKß.- -Yesterday afternoon the clerks and at
taches of Mayor Opdyke's office directed his
arrest and conveyance to the parlor of Mr.
Roome, keeper of the City Halt. Here he was'
most unexpectedly met by them, and on the in
stant arraigned and indicted. .The charges
were for the uniform kindness, courtesy and
consideration which they had received at his
hands during his term of office. His punish
ment was iu the presentation of a superb gold
headed cano. The head, which is of solid gold,
has four tablets. One is the figure of Justice :
on tho other a representation of tho City Hall:
on the other Commerce ; and on the last the
names cf tho members of his staff presenting
it. On the top, most exquisitely engraved, is a
representation of the city acai. The shaft is of
ebony. Utterly unexpected ivas the gift. It was
made in an address by David M. Barnes, which
was most ’ appreciatively responded to by Mr.
Opdyke. The present is a valuable one in itself,
costing slso—trebly so from tho fact that he
goesotd of office, aud those making it have no
thing to ask of him beyond his kindly feelings
and remembrance. Tiffany & Co. made the cane,
and a more elaborate and beautiful one they have
ever sent from their establishment.— -E. Y.
The Legislature meets on Tuesday
next fcr organization. This will be one of the
meet important sessions held for many years.
Ono thing is gratifying the Copperheads are
A ge»Uem»B, who arrived ia thia city yMteriav
afterao«tt, by tho Arago, from Charleston, which
place he left on last Wednesday evening, informs
us that there is no movement now in contempla
tion looking toward the capture of the city. He
assures us that the harbor is considered entirely
free from the obstructions which the rebels had
placed in it, and that Admiral Dahlgren could
move up without difficulty, but is too politic
to do so at pifesent. The iron-clads are essen
tially necessary where they now are. Should he
make a naval attack and be repulsed, with the
'Oss of his iron-clads, the positions held by our
soldiers on Morris Island would be no longer
tenable. In fact, the iron-clads absent, they
could not bo hold against an assault forty
eight hours. The rebels encamped around
Charleston would fall upon our men in over
whelimng numbers, and either capture or drive
them into the sea.
It is believed by many in the vicinity of Charles
ton harbor, that the city will not be taken in the
front—that it is reserved for General Grant to
effect its reduction. This much is generally ad
mitted : the naval and land forces now gathered
in the vicinity of Charleston aro totally inade
quate to the execution of any heavy work.
Admiral Dahlgren designs, on the arrival of
the monitors now fitting out at the North, to
make an important movement; but its character
no one can guess.
Ou Thursday last the rebels made an attack on
the outposts on James’ Island, but were hand
somely repulsed, with the loss of three field
Our informant conversed with a number of re
cently taken rebels, audit is,their opinion that
the insurrection is nearly “ played out.” The
city, they say, is almost deserted by its inhabi
tants, and were it not for tho presence of the
forces under Beauregard, the “chivalry” would
gladly- surrender. They aro even more despond
ent than are the people of Savannah and sur
rounding towns.
The health of the army and navy is admirable.
The men look well. Tho hospitals are nearly
empty. But few patients, having serious com
plaints, are in the care of the Surgeons.
The cold snap froze up tho various skating
ponds on Friday night, with else that
was so indiscreet as to remain exposed to it, and
there has been fine skating since that time. The
ball was up at the Park, but though the ice was
smooth and firm, the crowd that turned out to
enjoy it was comparatively amall. Warm fires
and comfortable beds were preferable on any
such an evening as the last, to exposure to tho
biting cold wind with all the lino skating thrown
in. The Fifth Avenue Pond was thronged during
the afternoon with the elite of tho skating fra
ternity, but the cold of the evening drove most
of tho skaters from the pond, and tho ball was
lowered shortly after dark. The ice hero is as
smooth as a miiror. Managers Oatman and
Brown aro as kind and obliging as ever, and the
army of ticket holders are extremely anxious for
their sport to commence in earnest, and with
any kind of decent weather on Monday the scene
upon this pond will be gay and inspiring in the
Jack Frost did not slight the Brooklyn ponds,
and yesterday there was fine skating on them
all. The Capitolino, tho Washington, the Union,
and the Chichester, were thrown open during the
forenoon, but the high and intensely cold wind,
prevented many from enjoying tho icy sports.
On the Union pond, during the afternoon, the
scene was festive and often ludicrous. Tho pet
ticoats would sweep across iho pond like driving
clouds, till they reached the farthest limit they
cculd go before the wind. Then tho difficulty
was to get back, and the scrambling, tumbling,
struggling, and tacking to do this, was laughable
to the spectators, but quite tlie contrary to the
actors. During tho evening there were but few
skaters courageous enough to venture out, hence
the ponds were almost deserted.
Business is rapidly pushing its way
up town. Far-seeing irien are satisfied that if a
prosperous trade is to be done, tho lower part of
Broadway is not the place to do it in. Mr. J. T.
Ili.lis, perceiving the necessity of an establish
ment for the accommodation of families and
others who appreciate, or desire to appreciate,
tho advantages of the sewing-machine, has
opened, at No. 939 Broadway, a depot for the
sale, letting or repairing of those manufactured
by Wheeler & Wilson, and where every article
necessary for sewing by machinery can be ob
tained. Mr. E. is prepared to sell machines on
the most favorable terms. Being thoroughly
acquainted with the favorite family machine, he
is ready, at all times, to instruct those who pur
chase ; or, if desired, furnish families with ex
perienced operators, with or without machines.
The Daily News of January 4th,
1864, will contain the Log-Book of the Con
federate privateer Alabama.
A Fight in Prospective.—Congress
man Derrick, we are told, has returned to the
cily to look after the editor of the ZeacZer.
The Present Phase of Brooklyn
Politics —Champagne Kalbklwisch and Cold-Water
Wood—A New Democratic Dodge to Control the Ap
roLST.Mi.N-rs of tiie Board.—The frigid entrance of the
New Tear has caused quite as heavy a fall ia the political
thermometer as in the one which, with the assistance of
F. Meriam, Esq., is supposed to control the meteorological
condition of Brooklyn. On Friday me rning last, foggy as
it was. the Mayor elect, Col Alfred M. Wood, managed to
find his way to the City Hall, where a generous spread
was offered to such of his friends as chose to call upon him
from 10 o'clock until 1. Ju this connection, may be men
tioned an artful
The supporters, of Martin Kalbfleisch, heretofore, have
called upon him at the City Hall and tendered those stere
otyped ‘‘compliments of the season'’ without even the
smell of champagne for their watering mouths. This
year, however, his ex-Honor opened his heart, or what is
much the same, pretended to do so, in a manner decidedly
strategical. To understand the base of operations, it is
necessary to state that CoL Wood is a strict practical
temperance man. and that in the kindness of his heart, ho
had accorded to the outgoing official tho privilege of rc
ceivirg hlrf friends in the Mayor’s office in company with
himself. This, on the part of Col. Wood, was acting the
gentleman; but when he understood that Kalbfleisch,
quite contrary to his usual custom, was determined to in
clude champagne, in the refreshments to be ottered, he
promptly told that gentleman that rush a thing could not
be. allowed. Tiie ex-Mayor, as he then was, therefore re
fused to have anything to do with the reception, and
Ma yer Wpod received he? friends in Qfllee alone,
At twelve o’clock of Jan. 1 the oath of office was ad
mh is cred to Alfred M. Wood. Mayor, and J. Oakley No
oyr.e, Street Commissioner. Each swore to support the
Constitution of the United States and the State of New’
York ia the best of their ability, and all who know them
will be satisfied that this oath was not taken as mere
“lip-service.” Meantime Mayor Kalbfleisch had taxen
the train at Jersey City, and was rapidly being driven on
his way to Washington, where he expects to act in con
cert with the Woods of this city, S. S Cox of Ohio, and
all the other sympathisers of Vai Undigham. chuckling
meanwhile that he has very cheaply acquired a notoriety
ru ; champagne generosity quite as conspicuous as hi's
vaunted but s f- r hted “ economy.”
The ruling passion which i.s strong hi death, did not de
sert the outgoing Mayor: fur several nights the Common
Council had been ;n session, and his Honor awaited in his
office c-n the evening oi December the last until 12 mid
night, for the official announcement of tlie passage of
certain resolutions: none came, however, for the very
simple reason that the Deputy City Clerk had locked
them up in the otlice safe and departed from the marble
hulls for Hie year. So his Honor, with none to do him
reverence.’eft the building where ho had been master,
w ithout this last chance of exercising his John Tyler
weakness in a batch of vetoes that would have come, up
to-morrow night.
The appointments of the Common Council are now the
great bone of contention: to-morrow evening the Board
meets and the results are beyond human ken, for the rea
son that the Council stands Democrats 10, Union 10. It is
rumored on the one hand that the son of Mavor Kalb
fleisch, whois rhe Alderman of the Eighteenth Ward, will
act. in the organization with the Union men. A counter
report, states that Aid. D. Whitney, of the First Ward,
Democrat, wall join the Union forces if thqy will support
him for President of the Board. A third and
is that the Democrats of the Board will to-morrow prevail
upon .ludtre Lott, of the Supreme Court, to issue an injunc
tion against the present A'derman from the Tenth acting
in the Board. Tlicy base their claim on the ground that
Alderman Nodyneis now acting as Street Commissioner,
and has no right whatever to hold his Aldermanic honors
at. the same time. The question that he has such a right
appears to be plainly answered by the charter, but the
Democrats hope to hold rhe Alderman named in abeyance
until after the Board shall have made, its appointments,
thus securing to that party the coveted loaves and fishes.
Tlie gentlemen of the blue and brass are not a little
excited by the report from Albany that the Police Com
niitsioners have been removed by Governor Seymour.
N-*i a few of the force claim that they always liked “ Bill
Lewis'- one of the new appointees—and that he will see
thi m all right. Others maintain that the Governor is not
yet out of the woods, and recommend that no pre-mature,
(’lowing be indulged in. It is claimed that no Commis
sioner can be removed for catise, until he shall first have
bet n tried in his own county, which in this case has not
bem done. The Democratic friends of Robert W. Allen
aro very glum, because ex-State Treasurer Win. B. Le vis
Ims taken awav all his honors, and cheated him out of
what he considered bis own—-the Brooklyn Police Ccm
ntissiqnership. Thus th.e year 1861 comes in full of excite
ment, with a political fever and ague raging among the
many who are sighing to obtain or retain the coveted
It seems that Alderman Nodyne yesterday saw fit to
publish h s letter of resignation as Alderman of the 10th
Ward. TtU. - leaves the Board 10 Democrats to 9 Union,
with the. IQih Ward,strongly Democratic, to be heard
Greek Fire is thus described : It ia
a sort of paste, and is placed in metallic cases about four
inches in length and one in diameter. This box is covered
with cartridge paper, and primed at one end. These cases
er cylinders are deposited in a shell, the shell is then filled
with powder, and when it bursts these cases fly in all db
recticns, and burn with intense heat for one minute and a
half. Many things were tried before this was invented;
but it was found that upon their suddenly coming into the
- open air they were extinguished. “ Greek fire” is not only
not affected by sudden contact with the air, but it is im
possible toextinguish it. You may throw water upon it
or anything else, bul so long as you do not exclude tlie air
it will burn until the material is entirely consumed.
A new coffee has recently been in
tioduced, which excels In flavor, economy and whole
someness. Its superiority is affirmed by eminent medical
men. The deleterious effects of the berry aro neutralized,
and for those who indulge in tho beverage, we consider it
excellent, being exceedingly pleasant in taste. and free
from the acrid property so injurious to digestion. It is a
preparation of Java coffee, and is prepared only by Mr.
Lewis A. Osborn, of Warren street.
The golden wedding of Commodore
Vanderbilt was celebrated about two weeks since, at his
residence in this city. This distinguished couple were
married in 1813, when the gentleman was aged nineteen
and the lady a year younger. A family of thirteen chil
dren have blessed their union, twelve of whom are now
living to rejoice in| the fiftieth anniversary of their pa
rents’ wedding day.
The mourners at a recent funeral in
London, thought the.’procession moved too fast, and ex
postulated. They said the pace was disrespectful to the
deceased; the drivers said tlie deceased wouldn’t be
buried at all if they didn’t make haste, as the cemetery
would be closed. The discussion ended in a tremendous
general fight, several’official clubs, aud station-house
meditations—all out of respect to the departed.
Lightning lately produced a curious
: effect upon the church of St. Aphrodite, in tho town of
Bezlers, in the south of France. It struck tlie roof and
went through it. No great damage was done to the roof;
but it lighted all the wax candles placed in the choir and
at the altar; and when the attendant at the church opened
it in the morning, ho found all the caudles at the altar
, lighted as they are when grand mass is celebrated.
The aggregate -length of tho rail
roads in Vermont is 500 miles, and some of them have
beer, running fifteen years, yet, with the exception of two
persons who were killed by a car blown from the track at
1 Manchester, no one has ever been killed inside of any pas
' senger car in the State.
An old lady in the vicinity of Bos
ton, who desired a newspaper, refused to touch a copy of
the Traveller having the President’s message in it, because
the President has had the small pox, and she was afraid
she should catch it.
The largest locomotive in the United
i States, if not in.,tjie world, has just been built for the Phll-
I adelphia and Reading Railroad. It has twelve driving
wheels, and weighs more than one hundred thousand
White porcelain reflectors have
been placed on the street lamps in Paris. The light is thus
thrown downward upon the pavement instead of belug
spread around, and but half illuminating a large space
above, where it is of no possible benefit to pedestrians.
The youngest soldier in the Army of
the Cumberland is Johnny Clem, an Ohio boy of twelve,
who belongs to a Michigan regiment lie was made *
corporal for shooting a rebel colonel at Chicamauga, and
will doubtless see “ stars” before he dies.
In a tract distributed by the Mormon
preachers, the following question and answer occurs
“What shall be the reward of those who have forsaken
their wives for righteousness sake? A hundred-fold of
wives here, and wives everlasting hereafter.”
■ anil
Murderous Affray in the Eighth
Whu>—lndiscriminate Shooting—Mercer Stkkist in
Alarm—Arrest of the Perpetrators —About 8 o’clock
last night a row oi more than ordinary dimensions took
place at the dance house of Wm. McMahon, No. 165 Merger
street, which resulted rather disastrously,one man having
been shot so that lie was not expected to survive the night
It appears that on Friday night a party of rowdies went
into the dance-house m question, and attempted to create
a riot in the place, but were foiled in their efforts by the
prompt action of the landlord. But they informed him
that they have it In tor him another time.
Accordingly they arrived at the same place with rein
forcements last evening about 8 o’clock when they made
an assault on McMahon with a water pitcher, which they
found on the bar, knocking him down and cutting him in
a fearful manner. A general fight was then inaugurated,
when tlie scoundrels began shooting and cutting in the
most indiscriminate manner all who came in the way
Among tlie wounded were Daniel J. Harrington, of No
445 Fourth street, who was shot in the arm; “ Red
Leary,” who was shot in the head over the left temple.
Leary was examined by Dr. Bouton, who said he could
notipossibly live out the night; James Powers was dread
fully stabbed about the head.
It appears that a man named Casey had told McMahon
that tlie crowd would “ have his life any how.” as soon
as information could be conveyed to the Station House,
Sergeant Miller and a body of men were sent to the
spot, and succeeded in capturing the whole party of
rowdies engaged in the act of smashing everything be
fcretbem. Casey was one of the party, but by some
means he escaped. Coroner Wildey was called in to the
Station House and alter seeing the crowd, undertook the
responsibility of discharging the whole partv, on the
ground that he knew’ them all, aud they would undoubt
edly appear as witnesses on the inquest, which must
scon take place. It is to be hoped th at the police know
the parties also, so that they can be had when wanted.
There was just such a case in the Eighth Ward once be
fore. when nothing could be found but Witnesses It looks
as if no person among the crowd of prisoners in the pres
ent ease saw anything, or knew anything.
Murder in Brooklyn.—Yesterday
afternoon, about three o’clock, a murder took place in
Brcokbn under the following circumstances : ft appears
that a domestic employed at No 55 Talman street met a
man in military uniform in the rear of No. 155 Gold street.
A scene oi a riotous character succeeded, and at the end
the woman named was driven into a privy. A short
time thereafter, a man was seen to run out from the
closet, and soon after the woman staggered out on the
street and fell Sergeant Croft soon discovered her, and
almost immediately afterward she breathed her last,
previously stating that she had been stabbed bv a soldier.
It Is supposed that the man was the husband of the wo
man, but that she had been very irregular in her conduct ;
s nee his departure for war, some two vears since. Coro
ner Norris took the body in charge, and the w ound was
found to extend through the upper part oi' the abdomen.
The soldier, a tall man, with a large dark bine coat with
a cape, has not yet been arrested.
Impudent Shooting Case.—Yesterday
Coroner Wildey was callpd upon to hold an ante msrlem
examination in the case of William Keeffe, at No. 335
Ninth street, who was shot by John Bray under the fol
low ing circumstances: It appears that Bray’s sister had
told Keeffe on Friday that he disturbed her child, and
that she would find a man who would kill aim. So, on
that evening, John Bray, residing in the same house, and
another man knocked at Keeffe’s door, and when he
opened it two shots were flrod at him, but the}’ took no
effect, and he fled into a room, the door of which they
burst open, and on entering the room they found Keeilb
and fired two more shots at him, one of which took effect
in his left breast, cne inch over the nipple. The coroner
issued a warrant for the arrest of tlie accused.
Fire at French’s Hotel.—On Fri
day evening, a lire was discovered in the rear part of Hie
barber-shop on the first floor of French's Hotel. The
alarm was promptly given, and tho hose which is always
kept in the house m readiness for such an emergency,
was stretched, and a stream was got on the fire. Tlie
firemen were also promptly on the spot and the flames
were soon extinguished. Damage to furniture by fire and
water, about $3,600. Fully insured. The building is
owned by Mr. J. B. Simpson, the pawnttroker, and is
damaged in a trifling degree. Also insured. The fire
originated in the lamp-room, in the rear of the barber
shop, and is supposed to have been caused by the negli
gence of an employee. Mr. Thomas Rafter, the barber,
has been compelled to carry on his business temporarily
at Tammany Hall, until his old shop shall have been re
paired. It is hoped that his customers will follow him.
. Lie is a loyal man, and this falls the more heavily, from ?
the fact that he lost S3OO recently, in a speculation which i
out unfortunately.
Unknown Man Murdered in tig?
Str-EET. -About o'clock on FrMay night an unknown
man was stabbed in Chatham Square, by a man at pres
ent unknown receiving a wound, from tho effects of
which he died almost immediately. The murderer, as
scon as he had committed the deed, fled across the Square
into Mott street, and escaped. Tne murdered man is
about five feet eight inches in height, dark hair, mous
tocheand imperial, and is about. 30 years of age. Tho
weapon entered the left breast of the murdered man, who
staggered forward to tie gutter and fell Nothing is posi
tively known as to origin of the affair, but a woman who
witnessed it says the collision was of short duration. A
hat and cap was found on the sidewalk near w’herethe
{JifiiCUlty occurred : the hat is supposed to belong to the
murdered man. In the possession of the deceased wAs i
found eight Union ferry tickets ar.d $1 05 in postal cur- •
Poiicemen Shot by Thieves.—On Fri- !
day afternoon, Officers t weeny and Shea, of the Fourth I
Precinct, discovered a gentleman hotly pursued by a j
crowd oi infuriated roughs. The oflicers at once took the
fleeing' man under their protection, when the rufllaHs '
came up and demanded that he bo turned loose. The of- I
fleers declined to give him up, and a struggle ensued, in
themidfetof which one of the rowdies drew a revolver j
ar.d fired two shots, the first taking effect in the thigh of |
Officer Sweeny, inflicting a severe but not fatal wound, j
The second passed through a quantity of thick clothing. 1
and lodged in the right shoulder of Officer Shea, inflicting
a slight flesh wound. Immediately after the tiring the
ruffians fled. Subsequently a man giving his name as
Michael Murray was arrested in Brooklyn on another
charge, who is supposed to be one of the principals in tho
affair. The wounded officers were conveyed t<> the Sta
tion House, where the bullets were extracted, and they
are now doing well.
Extensive Fire in Market Slip.—At
about SJa o'clock on Monday night, a fire broke out in the '
extensive hay and feed establishment of litus, Frazee
Titus, Nos. 86 and 88 Market Slip, on the north-west corner
of Market and Water streets. The value of the .stock de
stroyed is estimated at about $6,090. on which there 13 an
insurance of $1,500 in the Montauk Insurance Company,
The stock of feed and hay in No. <B6. which was occupied
by the same firm as a retail store, was considerably dam
aged by water, probably to the amount of 34,000, on which
there is no insurance. The buildings belonged to the
estate of Abraham Willets, and were damaged t-a the
amount of $6,000: insurance not ascertained. The origin
of the fire is unknown at present, bnt is supposed to have
been caused by the careless handling of a light.
Murderous Assault.—A Man sup- I
posed to be Fatally Injured with a smoohhxt; Iron.— i
Yesterday afternoon an altercation occurred between a *
iran named Joseph Stirling, somewhat, notorious for his [
irregularities, had a difficulty with a woman named Gath
ariiic Van Barron, more familiarly known as ’* French
Kate,” which resulted in an assault by Stirling an.l a re- .
turn assault by the woman with a smoothing iron. A t
large hole was made in the head of Stirling of such a ;
character that it is believed he cannot recover.
A Colored Man Shot.—(>n Friday I
night, Charles Murray, a colored man,became involved in
a quarrel at No. 17 Laurens street, in the course of which
he received a shot which was fired by some ’person uu
kr-owr. He expired shortly after. The body was cou
veyedtothe Eighth Precinct station house, and tho Cor
c Tier was notified to hold an inquest. The uolicu are on
the lock out.
Sun'io I an. o. 1
■■ The Academy.—Beauty, fashion and
* l? Bt ££. reetc<l the return of Maretzek’s troupe to this city on
’ i « of last month. The season, though a abort one—
. ■ oily five operas having been given, t'cur on evenlags and
: one at a molinee—was highly successful. The members o€
' i *7?£P m Pany were all very warmly received, and their
* eLcrtseßLniated with greater critical correctness than w»
# i usually see exhibited at tbe Academy. The applause wa®
• generally in the right places acd appreciation; while the
tew shortcomings °t the artists were met with unmlstak-
r - i Able sigus of disapprobation. It is pleasant to be able to
say that Maretzek will probably go through with his pros
- ; ent enterprise without less: indeed, with a very hand
t some balance on the right side of his account. He D now
; ■jyith his company in Botton, ar.d will, no doubL create
i the ‘ame/u/ert there that he did here in the short ’season
| to v\ I ich we .have referred. The thanks of the public am
1 f'-c Anon Society, for having volunteered cosing
" l n x thl LF cat Faust” on Wednesday evening
last. The audienee—w’hich filled the house—peremptorily
• : recalled them and after they had complied, there were
I I symptoms oi another recall.
Carl Anschutz has been very ill, but, it is said, hopes to
» , give us a season of German opera at the Academy at fifty
t | cents admission, to commence cn Monday evening. It
. ; will now be seen whether the Germans will sustain him.
; They recently “ kept the word cf promise to his ear, but
L i broke it to his hope.”
I Since, writing the above we have received the advertise
ment of Anschutz, which states—as will be seen by refer
ence to it—that the season will commence on Wednesday
, evening next, with the Faust.” which will be given in
the same magnificent style-as it was in the season of Ger
, man opera which recently closed under the auspices of
Anschutz. A full military band and the Arion Society
will appear in the great chorus of the fourth act. Tito
prices are to be $1 admission without any extra charge
t for reserved seats; the usual fee to the family circle and
| amphitheatre. This looks like business, and we earnestly
hope that Anschutz will succeed.
i Academy of Music, Brooklyn.—We
see by a pregramme before us, that one of our musical
correspondents, Mr. C. Jerome Hopkins, is to give a grand
Musical Festival at the abeve place, next Tuesday evening »
at which place the Free Chorister Schools, to the number
oi several hundreds, aided by the New York Harmonic
Society, the choir boys from Trinity Church and Graffula’s
orchestra, assisted by a number ot artists, will sing Han
dle’s immortal “Hallelujah Chorus,” tog (her with a inl»-
cellanecus selection of sacred music, such as the Brook
lynites have lut seldom, if ever before had tbe pleasure
of hearing. Mr. Hopkins has been preparing for this occa-.
sion for some months back, and we trust that his labors
will receive their just reward.
Mrs. Parkhwrat’s grand testimonial
concert was given on Wednesday evening, Dec. 30, 1863,
at the Brooklyn Athenaeum, in the hearing of a large and
respectable audience. Mrs. P. presided at the piano—tha
programme being good and well-chosen. Mr. J. R.
Thomas did rot appear, as announced on “the bills,” at
which the audience audibly murmured ; while tbe “Lit
tle Effie Parkhurst” drew forth rounds of applause ami
an cncoro by her pretty singing and acting of a dainty
song, entitled “ Katy did and Katv didn’t.” (the music b'r
her mother,) the words by Mrs. Helen Corwin Fisher,
authoress, written expressly for the occasion. Asa whole,
the concert was a success.
Bryants’ Minstrels.—Bryants’ is
still in the full tide of success, the past holiday week hav
; ing been productive of the most satisfactory financial re
. suite, although the programme has remained unchanged
I for several weeks past. For this coining week, however.
. • we have something new, much to our gratification, as wo
have no doubt it will also be to that of the public which
is always ready to hail “something now” at Bryant’s,
feeling assured that that “ something new” will be as
“ good'’ as “ new,” meaning thereby no insinuation as to
the entire originality of the production that might chance
be in question. It is in this very favorable light we are
inclined to judge of the r.rornised novelty at Bryant's.
It is called “U. S. G.—A festival Plantation Scene.”
The title rather excites curiosity, which we opine will be
decidedly beneficial to their treasury. When we have
wilnessed it wc will be able to speak more at length.
Wood’s Minstrels.—Mr. Wood fa
vors us this w eek with another brilliant change of pro
firamme, the old company as a matter of course remain
ng intact, it being impossible to dispense with “ even the
least among them.” The wonderful show of African ani
mals lately displayed upon this stage having been tempo
rarily probably to recruit and fatten up, to
gether with the •’One Horse Circus.” doubtlessly out on a
. starring tour, to make room for “ The Railroad Explo
sion,” “ Happy Uncle Tom,” “ Hamlet,” and “ A Lecture
onMugology:” also several ether actH extrava/janza, with
which the habitues of this Temple of Motnus are wont to
be delighted. Mr. Wood is certainly energetic aud enter
prising, and therefore well deserves tho success he re
At Niblo’s, Mrs. and Mr. Barney Wil-
Hams’ novelties begin with tlie week and end with tho
week, and hence It is that after running a very fine bill,
to overflowing houses, during the holidays—and before
that bill had lost a shade of its attractiveness—we arc to
have an entirely new programme for the present week,
which embraces three old favorites: “Willie Riley,” in
which Mrs and Mr. Williams will both appear ; the pro
tean farce of “Law for Ladies,”in which Mrs. Williams
sustains five characters, and the “Irish Tutor,” In which
Mr. Williams finds a character which is peculiarly suited
to his style. This is one of the very strongest bill i that has
been presented during the present engagement, and must
iili |lie 219H§e ; Mw. and Mr. Williams are very finely sup
ported, and the management snares no effort in the put
ting of their pieces on the stage'in the most effective man •
Wallack’s Theatre.—Thia week,
fortunately for the critics, as well as agreeable to tho
wishes of the public, we have had a allsht variation of
the standing play heads of the bills at this house. Thus,
on Monday last, we v/ere favored with a revival or
“Love Chase,” and on Wednesday “Married Life,”
both though standard—we were going to say stock—ptays
at this house are placed upon the stage with such con
summate theatrical ski;! and taste while the several char
acters are personated with such truth to life that the
public—exacting though it be—seem never weary of these
repeated representations, but on the contrary as a mark
of their apj rotation fill the house from “ pit to dome”
as the stereotyped phrase hath it. The cast of both of
these fine plaj s. was, if we remember rightly, the same as
on a forme r occasion sometime ago, that is, we believe,
. about theyear eighteen hundred andsixtu-three, just prior
, io the production of Lester Wallack’s “ Rosedale,” a peri
od so ? emote that we may, perrxaps, be in error; if so, Mr.
Wallack, and the public, in consideration of this fact.
• will, we are confident, forgive us. Speaking of“Rose
i dale,” however, we would in a passing remark, fearing
that the public may forget It, that “Rosedale” is really
announced for penormance, in the first part of the com
ing week, thus affording an excellent opportunity for the
aforesaid public to witness this ancient and time-honor
ed play—an opportunity which we advise all to take ad
vantage-of, as we are not positively certain that they
will have a chai.ce of seeing— arythin-j else for a very in
. definite period Let all attend.
For further information as to the programme of the
week, v.c must refer the reader to our Amusement col
umn i, as the advertisement of the same-was not at hand
at the time of wilting the above.
Mrs. Wood’s Olympic has achieved
i another triumph in the production of a drama, new to
this latitude and longitude, entitled “Camilla's Husband,”
w hich is cast with all the strength oi this now very fine
company, ar.d which re introduced to usMr.J.K.'Mortl
mer, who is a very fine actor and a great acquisition to
this house. Mrs. Wood, by her admirable acting in this
piece, makes us almost forget that her specialty is broad,
comedy. It is as much out of her line as is the “Brace
girdle.” and yet it compares favorably with that very fine
niece of acting. Mr. Davidge has, in this piece, renewed
his laurels. He is one of the most conscientious and relia
ble actors on our stage. The scenervii excellent, shows
signs of great taste, and reflects the greatest credit on the
artists of the house. “Camilla’s Husband” is an assured
success, aud w ill be kept on the bills during the whole ot
the present week, if not longer.
Old Bowery.—We are pleased to
record the immense success of Mrs. C. K. Fox’s local
drama “Vamp, the Fireman’s Dog.” which has won tho
unqualified approbation of the public. This play gives an
excellent opportunity to display the wonderful sagacitv
of the highly trained dogs, Lafayette and Thunder, as
well as the ability of the very fine company engaged at
fins house, who will appear in the above drama on next
Monday, as well as “Daft Dan, the Cripple of the Dry
Dock,’ 5 which has also claimed the approval of the pub*
lie, m conjunction with which Miss Fanny Herring, who
will appear in the great Celeste drama, “The Cabin Boy,”
in which she has the most desirable chance to display all
Huft versatility of talent for which she is so justly credit
ed. Mr. G. L. Fox will also appear in three comic charac
ters; he is a host m himself, but when Messrs. C. K. Fox,
J. B. Studley and G. W. Thompson, with Miss R. Deuvii
and Mrs. Harry Chapman are added to the list, it is a
matter of no wonder why this house lias been so eminent
ly successful.
New Bowery.—At this house we are
to have an immense novelty this week. Mr. Llngard
having been so successful in the dog drama, is now about
to try the horse drama, in prosecution of which pur
pose he has engaged the young and versatile actress and
wonderful ffltitWiVnne, Miss Kate Fisher, who will appear
in the spectacular drama of " Mazeppa, or the Wild Horse
ofTartary.” Miss Fisher is not only a very fine actress,
but also has the advantage of much personal attraction,
which is an almost indispensable requisite in the line of
characters in which she will now appear before the pub
lic. We are satisfied that she will prove a universal at
traction at tins place of amusement Mr. Edwin Blan
chard will also commence his seventh week, and, aided
by his dogs, will again appear in the very effective drama,
“The Dumb Sailer Boy,” in which he lias already won
much well-deserved praise. In both of the above dramtu
the entire strength of ttje company will appear.
Juignet’s Theatre Francais has been
filled to its utmost capacity on every representation
night, bv audiences drawn from the Mite of society. This
lavish pratronage is a jdst PStnm tor th? unwearied efforts
of M, Juignet to establish the French drAffiit,
in our city. IDs present company is excellent, and in the
btyle of dramas which he produces, no part of the cast
can be weak.
On Tuesday evening, a new four act comedy will be
produced—first acted at the Gymnase, Paris, in 1861—
called “Lu i'eyaye <!■' M. Perrichon 1 ' with the. following dis
tribution of characters : Perrichon, MM. Edgard; Daniel
Savary, Gravier; Armand Desros, Pelletier; Le Comman
dant Mathieu, Rousseau; Majorin, Choi; Jean, domestique
de Perrichon, Duval; Joseph, domestique du Comman
dant. M. Jules: Mme Perrichon, Mme Bergeon; Henriette.
• sa fllie, Mlle. N. Dumas; Un Guide, MM. Maillet; Un Em
ploye du ehemin de fer, Benjamin; Un Camioncur.
Eugene; Un C'ommissionnaire, Ernest.
Park Theatre, Brooklyn.—With tlie
j exception of Monday night last, which was given to the
j “Sleeping Beauty,” in which the versatile Mart’ Shaw
j appeared to great advantage as the Princess Isabella, the
“Ticket of Leave, Man” has held the stage and filled the
auditorium. In this drama Miss Irving added to herrepu-
I ration as a general actress in the character of Sam Wil.
i loughby. Her delineation of tlie pestiferous Sam was very
i fine, and was handsomely appreciated by tlie audience.
To morrow, the manager puts on the stage “The Bohe
i mian Girl,” with Madame Cempte Borchard, Miss Mary
I thaw, William Castle, and 8. G. Campbell in the cast. A
j jowerful chorus lias been organized. The whole will be
i led i>y that experienced conductor Mr. Theodore Thomas.
Air. Harrison in thus introducing English opara, appeals
to the cultivated taste of the people of Brooklyn, and we
trust his anticipations will not be disappointed. No gen
tleman is more deserving of sup port. lie is indefatigable
in his efforts to please, as his management thus far point
edly attests. On Tuesday e venjng * The Ticket of Leave
Mau” will again be placed c a the stage.
Niblo’s Saloon.—lt will be seen by
i a glance at our amusement column that Mr. De Cordova
i v ill give a second course of humorous lectures at the
above place, beginning to-morrow evening with “Our
First Baby, a Tale of Home Monday week giving “Tho.
Amateur Theatrical Association, a Tale of Fun;” and the
Monday following concluding with “ Mr. Perkins Thanks
giving Dinner, a Tale of Shoddy,” all of which are in his
rich and ii imitablestyle and w ill doubtlessly call together
such a host of friends as Mr Cordova has but seldom, if
ever had the pleasure of meeting. We trust he will ba
Barnum’s American Museum.—This
hoti.-e is overrunning with giantsand dwarfs The larg
est man in the world, Monsieur Joseph, measuring eight
feet four inches and weighing four hundred pounds, is
now on exhibition. Contrasted with this man of weight,
space and size, arc two of the smallest beings en the face
I oi the globe. Beside these living curiosities, there arc
; thousands oi’other wonderful things to be seen, including
the drama of Tom 'J’avlor, “The Ticket-of-Leave Man,”
and all lor twentv-fhe cents I No wonder tbe American
I Museum is crowded morning, noon and night, with eager
i Broadway Amphitheatre.—We have
nothing partiularly new to record in the past, or for the
! coining week .simply because the entertainment which haa
* heretofore been placed before their natrons is found to ba
all sufficient in the way of variety and novelty to fill the
house at every performance, which, it will be remember
ed, are now given every afternoon as well as evening, for
tbe accoininodatk n of young folks and families, who may
not find it convenient to attend during the evening. Wn
must accord to Manager Lent great praise for his enter
prise and perseverance in this matter, as well as for the

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