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To Lease for a Tom of Years.—
THE FIVE UPPER FLOORS
OF
BUILDING NO. 5 FRANKFORT STREET,
Nkak Nassau.
SUITABLE FOR A HOTEL OR LIGHT MANUFWTUR.
ING BObJNfcSS.
Lot ?8 Fjsbt * nches by 105 Fbkt Dbsp.
STI / M POWER CAN BE HaD. IF DESIRED.
Apply to
J. G ABBE, Dispatch Office,
No. 11 Frankfort street
Evib? Day adds Fjci bh Testimony to
the valua of
CHEVALIER’S
LIFE FOB THE HAUL
R ‘6t< raj gray lar to ito original color, 6*ops it falling o ui
Inthiee days, keeps the head clean, cool and healthy,
■wt'd rot atcln the skin, or soil the whitest fabric. The
beet h&irdreseinz ever offered to the public. Can be
used freely ; contains nothing injurious; strengthens and
premotfs the rrowth of the weakest hair. Jt is recym
-9Mnd-d andwd by the first msdic i’, authority in Ntio York.
Al! ere freely Invited to examine this wonderful triumph
ofWence. Sold at th & drug stores and at my office, No.
1,113 Broadwar, Mhere advice as to the treatment of the
hair will be gratuitously given. Price £1 per bottle ; $5
per half dozen, in fancy boxes. Can be sent by express.
SARAH A CHEVALIER M. D.
A Fact that —annoy bs D spu 'ed.—
Though the market is flooded wi»h an endless catalogue
of h«ir‘ Tonics ” “Restoratives,” and “Renewers,” not
a s’nglf one of them esn compare with the exquisite vir
tues of K TKatiNG’s ambrosia. The unbounded o-’pulari y
of thi« incomparable toi et c mp*n?on, is entirely owing
tolt* irt’-irsic merits. It will i vigor*te sparse or weak
hair; wa*?o it glo-sy. luxuriant a 4 abundant It will
prevert baldness ered'erte dandruff. ai d keep the scalp
cl an cool and p’essant I* c >nta n• no oilv. mineral O'*
alcoholic combinations; butic is a pure extract of roots,
herbs and flowers.
H s'liter’s Celi B'-ated
STOMACH BITTERS.
Suggestions of the Season.— Kins; Winter hw waved
his scepter over the land whitening the earth, bridging
the streams, and turning the waterfalls to pendant crys
tal. Up'n arimsted as well as inanimate niture, the
frizk' atmosphere produces a marked effect The blood
is driven from the surface of th- body back upon its inner
fountains, and chills and fever, rheumatism, pulmonary
disease, billiousnens and unpleas nt disorders of the
stomach, and bowels are apt to be the results
Now what is required to f >rtify the system against the
attacks of disease thus engendered? Clearly a t>nic,
which, acting through the stomach upon the circulation
and the nervous system shall redetermine the vital fl. ’d
to the surface, and brace the rerves of motion and sensa
tion. But this la not all that te required. With the tonic
must be combined such alterative and regulating agen
cies as will tend to keep the whole animal machinery in
good working order.
These three grand requisites of a Winter Restorative
exist in their fullest perfection, in Hostetter’s St-.-mach
Bitters, which are compounded of the purest vegetable
stimulants and extracts of the most genial and healthful
roots, barks and plants that the herbalists and botanists
©f the world have yet discovered. Bold everywhere.
New York cffice. No 59 Cedar street.
Perry's Moth and Freckle Lotion.—
Chloasma, or Moth Patches. Lentigo or Freckles, b'em
isheson the face called moth, are very annoying, par
ticularly to ladies of liaht complexion as the discolored
anota on the face show more tronglv on blnnies than
brunettes; but they contribute greatly tn marring the
beauty of either; and anything that wi'l effectually re
move them without injuring the skin in texture or color,
would bf- considered a gieat achievement in medical sei
ence. Dr. B C Perry, win has male diseases of the skin a
specialty, has discovered an infallible remedy for the re
moral of freckles and other disco orations fr?m
the face without injur ng ths skin in texture or color.
Prepared only by Dr B C. Perry, Dermatologist, No. 49
Bond street. New York.
For sale by ail Dru tris’s.
OtU for- orry’a Moth and Freckle Lotion.
WEEKS k POTTFR, No 170 Washington st-, Boston.
Wholesale Agents for New England.
Steinway & Sons, Manufacturers
of Grand, Square, and Upright PIANOS, have removed
their Warerooms to their new and splendid Marble Build
ing,
Nos. 71 & 73 EAST FOURTEENTH STREET,
between Union Square and Irving Place, New York.
Richmond.
NO HUMBUG.
Boots. Shoes, &c.. at prices from 3 to 15 per cent, less
than previous to Nov 1
The best French work always on hand and made to
measure promptly.
Ladies’ and children’s work ready made and to meas
ure.
A large assortment of BOYS’ and YOUTHS’ WINTER
BOOTS, at No 150 Fulton stre» t. New York.
O. O. RICHMOND.
Restaurant No. 5 Frankfort S*rot.
COOL LAGER—the best sold in the city—FlVE CENTS.
RHIW.B WINE. A No. I—from TEN CENTS a glass to
TWO DOLLARS a bottle.
WEPS BEFR—cool and nt'arking—TEN CENTS.
DINNER DAILY, from 12 to 2 o’clock, at THIRTY
CENTS.
Eyarj thing else of the first class *&d at reasonable
©rices.
At No. 5 FRANKFORT STREET,
Nuxt to T«unsat»xiy Hall,
Official Drawings.
Sttelby County— '■’less Ft. Feb 18,1865.
1, 02, 57, 55 73, 76, 44. 73 67, 36, 8,2, 50
Kentucky— Cl as V, Feb. 13 18t5
49, 18, 71. 18, 58. 62. 3.3 8,4, 6 29, 66. 2.
Library— Casa 556. Fpb 18, 1865
19, 27, 16, u 5, 57. 38 24, 71, 26, 7). 11, 45, 35.
PRIZES’ CASHED in all legalized Lotteries and in
formation given by J 'SR P H BaTE- 1
No. 11 Wa'l street, N. Y.
It is Mean I—We clip the following
from the editorial columns of the Police, Gazelle
of last week:
“ SUBBING UP A NB3T OF VEBMIN.”
Old Papebs Oar readers will have noticed by
our advertising columns, that Messrs. Stockwell
and Emerson are among the most enterprising
merchants in this city. They have spared neith
er pains nor expense to make their business very
extensive, and so thoroughly have they succeed
ed that they have stirred up a nest of vermin
who are seeking to profit by their labors. In or
der to take advantage of their enterprise, these
men have located themselves in the same street.
To this there could be no objection, if they pur
sued a legitimate method of transacting their
business, but such is not tbo case. Being too
penurious to advertise for custom, and having
too little sense to devise business plans of their
own, they yet have the mean cunning of the fox,
and seek to appropriate to themselves the busi
ness built up by Stockwell & Emerson. To ac
complish this, they adopt the tactics of tho
clothes-men in Chatham street, and lie in wait
for those gentlemen s customers, and when they
see one on the way to their store, they waylay
him, and by gentle force and promising to give a
higher price than Stockwell & Emerson, they in
duce the individual to sell to them. Now wa
would warn people not to be deceived by these
contemptible tricks, but to carry their goods di
rect to Stockwell & Emerson who will pay them
the highest market price, and not cheat them in
weight as do these harpias who thus seek to trade
on other men’s capital.”
If we could add anything stronger in con
demnation of the practices complained of by
the Police Gazette, -we would gladly do so ; but
we think it only necessary to call attention to
the evil to have it abated. These skunks have
been seen to walk over to within ten paces of
the store of Messrs Stockwell & Emerson, and
deliberately take young boys by the arms and
actually force them across the way to their den,
for the sake of getting a few pounds of old pa
pers which they were taking to the store of the
before-named firm. What chance would cop
pers on dead men’s eyes stand with such fel
lows as these about? Let the public shun
them as they would shun the small-pox, and
give them a wide berth. There is contagionin
all such holes. Anybody that has goods of
any kind to sell are advised to take them to
honorable dealers. We do not know of any
house more fair in their general dealings th m
Stockwell & Emerson, No. 25 Ann street. They
do not cheat in weight.
We would say to those who have
been made blind or deaf by disease, provided
the organs of sight or hearing have not been
utterly destroyed, that they cannot submit
their cases to a more experienced oculist and
aurist. than Dr Von Eisenberg. Probably uo
medical gentleman, who confines his practice
to specialties, has been more successful in his
treatment of eye and ear diseases than ha has
beer. The doctor has also made remark
able cuies in catarrh and other diseases of the
head.
The Constitutional Convention of
Missouri have, by a decided vote, refused to
strike out the word “ white” in the State
Constitution as a qualification requisite to be
coming a member of the Legislature. A propo
sition to permit colored persons to vote and
hold office was also lost.
Oillapodrida.— Pennsylvania. It is
our opinion that there are more bores in that
State than in any other in the Union.
gtelß art.
HEW YORK. FEBRUAY 19, 1865.
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SHERMAN IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
The right and left wings of General Sher
man's army are “ promenading,” it would ap
pear from the statements of the rebel journals,
with quite as much ease and pleasure through
South Carolina as they did in their march
from Atlanta to Savannah.
Excepting a skirmish here and there be
tween the rebel and our cavalry, there stem’,
thus far, to have been no serious opposition to
their progress through the Palmetto Stale.
Goverror Magrath issued a flaming proclama
tion to the South Carolinians, calling upon
them to assemble and drive the insolent fie
beyerd the borders of the State; but it d es
not appear that the “chivalry” have thought
if to their interest to respond, and so fai Sher
man finds his task an easy one.
Richmond journals assured their readers and
the wi-ild at large that Sherman would cer
tainly be checked—that, in. fact, he wonli not
be permitfed io cross the Edisto river without
a great battle. But the latest nows is that he
had cressed the Edisto, had flanked B'anch
vilte, had tapped the railroad thence to Au
gusta and Charleston in three places, had cut
off communication between Richmond and
all places south of Branchville, had seriously
threatened Charleston, had occupied Orange
burg, and had even sent his cavalry so far
north that it was within two days' easy ride
of the North Carolina line 1
These are rebel admissions. It is not to be
supposed that they are wholly true. So much,
however, admitted, and we have reason to
presume that the results are even more de
cided. We are, indeed, informed by the Ba
leigh (N. C.) Progress that the South ’Caro
linians admit themselves to be a thoroughly
whipped community, and are desirous of re
construction—of peace, on any terms I
This seems i< credible. To suppose that the
people of a State which has been laboring up
ward of thirty years to embroil the North and
South in an internecine strife, should be the
first to cry “peace!” is hardly possible, but
we have the assurance of a semi-rebel organ to
that effect. It says :
“A gentleman of intelligence and position, a
man who would not be likely to exaggerate or
state that which was not true, has just arrived
in this city from Florida, coming through Geor
gia and South Carolina, and he assures us that
the people of the last-named State, as far as he
ccufd see and bear in working his way through,
(the railroads being broken bv the freshets) are
the worst whipped set ttwxt he, has ever seen or
heard of They look on all as gone, believe Sher
man will meet no serious obstacles, and. in fact,
vard the best peace they can get, and want it now.
Such, he fays, is the feeling in South Carolina,
and we know the man well, and know that he
believes what he says to be so.”
We say it seems incredible that the people
of South Carolina should be the first to cry
“pence,” after all their vauntings ; but we
ought not to forget, that they were the first of
the colonies during the Revolutionary war,
fouih of the Potomac, that cringed to tho
Biitish authorities when Charleston was recap
tured by the red-coats. It wofild not surprise
us, therefore, if South Carolina should ask
“for the best peace they can get, and want it
now.” As a community of braggarts, they
were despised before the insurrection by the
people of Georgia and of North Carolina; and
it is to us a wonder that, knowing the charac
ter of their neighbors, they could by any possi
bility, have been induced to follow where they
led.
To desert the cause of the “Confederacy”
will be their next step, leaving the people of
the other States to make such terms as they
can with the national government, is not be
yond the hounds of probability. Selfish, cun
ning, and cowardly, notwithstanding their
vnpoiings and hectorings, they will look to
the main chance, and if need be, get on their
knees for “peace”—careless of the emterant
which they long since earned, and which they
Jove to wear upon their brows.
Let Sherman capture Columbia, Branchville
and Charleston and we should not be surprised
to hear that a deputation has waited on him, I
beaded by the gasconading Magrath, and com
posed of mtn who have boasted to their de
luded followers, like the Mayor of Charleston,
that they never knew what fear was, asking in
phrases the most conciliatory, if not abject, to 1
he restored to the protection of the National
Government on any terms he may ba pleased
to dictate.
Of all the people of the States in rebellion,
those of South Carolina have shown the least
courage during the present war.
A courier from General Sherman to Ad
miral Porter arrived at Smithville, N. C., this
day week, “having” as a dispatch from Fort
Either in'orms us, “ridden across the country
at great peril,” with the important information
that subsequent to Sherman’s flanking Branch
ville, he countermarched, and after three days’
hard fighting cap'.nred it. The capture, it is
assumed, was made on the Bth inst. The bat
tle, on the part of the rebels, must have been
fought mainly by the troops under Hardee
from Georgia and a portion of the soldiers from
the army of Lee, that were sent somedrne
since to the defense of Wilmington. We shall
probably have full particulars in a few days.
Assuming that Sherman has Branch
ville, it is reasonable to suppose that, unless
badly crippled, he will pursue his “promenade”
north” ard until he.has completed his campaign.
It is doubtful if having overcome the rebels at
the place named, be will meet with any farther
opposition. The defeat of the rebel army at
Branchville, is tantamount to the full conquest
of all the country southward of the Santee and
Corgaree rivers.
The Evening Schools were finally
closed for the season on Tuesday last. At
nearly all of them the attendance throughout
the session was most gratifying. At many,
during the season, lectures were deliv
ered by prominent citizens, among whom we
may mention James T. Brady, Esq., William
C. Prime, Esq , Prof. Doremus and J ames W.
Gerald. The annual exhibition of the Fifth
Ward school held on Tuesday last, was attend
ee: by a thronged and highly delighted audi
ence. We noticed among those present,
School Commissioners Dupignac, Tuthill
and Horan. The lectures given by
professional gentlemen at the Girl's Gram
mar School No. 33, Twenty-eighth street,
near Ninth avenue, were the occasion of pleas
ant re-unions, and were attended by Cominis
sior erHastieand the Trustees and a large num
ber of the friends of education. The Junior
Clars of the Free Academy gave an exhibition
at the Cooper Institute, on Friday evening.
The hall was well-filled by the friends of tho
pupils. The exercises showed marked progress
in the studies of the juniors of the Academy.
It is announced that Governor John
son, cf Tennessee, Vice-President elect, is se
riously indisposed, so much so that he cannot i
at tend to his duties as Governor of Tennessee.
The nt igbboihovd of slaughter-Loust 8
and their fumes is ascertained to generate fevers
and render the simplest diseases malignant and
fatal. A physician often finds his skill power
less to treat pat lent 3 who are exposed to slaugh
ter-house emanailons. Parent Duchatelet said
that butchers were a healthy class ; but it does
not follow that diseased meat is proper food, or
1 that, decomposed offal gives out healthful odors.
Duchatelet may first find French butchers ex
ercisirg their strength in open air public abat
toirs, each of which is cleaned daily by 45,001)
gallons of water. Give us such abattoirs in
New York, aud place them where thev ought
to be, outside cf our population, and we shall
show an hill of health, not only for
butchers but for other citizens.
There is a private sewer running
from a neighborhood enclosed by Fifteenth
and Sixteenth streets and Ninth and Tenth
avenues. It formerly emptied into the river,
but the dock having been raised, the sewer
contents could no longer pass out, and were
forced back upon Fifteenth street. Conse
quently, dining three years, a space of the
street at least a hundred feet wide, beyond the
Tenth avenue, has been constantly covered
with obstructed sewage. Eleventh avenue, at
the point of junction, is rendred impassible for
loaded vehicles, and it has been found neces
sary to bridge the foul accumulation. Fifteen
million dollars in faxes, and half a million for
street cleaning, ought to entitle the city to
more consideration than this from its owners,
who meet in the Paik to vote away the peo
ple’s money.
The i resent legislature of Kentucky
will, there is now little doubt. rej“ct the pro
pofol amendment to the Federal Constitution
prohibiting slavery. A majority report from
the Committee on the Judiciary was submitted
to the Senate, in which the rejection of the
amendment was recommended. It Jis stated
that cf the committee but one was in favor of
unconditional ratification, aud one for com
pensation. Possibly the next legislature of
Kentucky—the sentiment of emancipation
making rapid progress in that commonwealth
—will entertain a different opinion as to the
necessity of the amendment. At present,
Kentucky may be clas-ed with Delaware.
The London Times finds new cause
of complaint wi’h the American people. It
declares, with a tremor of apprehension, that
while the military and naval powers of Europe
are reducing their armies and navies, “ the
Americans are deliberately laying the founda
tions of military and naval power.” The Times
may soothe its temper—overcome its fear.
When the rebellion is put down, the power of
the United States will be so generally acknow
ledged that there will be no necessity in their
enforcing a demand, when that demand
is founded in exact justice. We shall not then
require a large land or naval force to restore
Mexico to its position as a Republic.
There is a probability of our gov
ernment being compelled to notify Maximilian
of Mexico that he must discountenance the
conduct of certain of his military servants,
among them General Mejia, or else submit to
painful consequences. It appears that Mejia
has entered into an understanding with the
rebel authorities in Texas to capture aud re
turn to them all Uniouists who escape from
that State. This is a high-handed aud most
off isive act, and one which General Canby
can not overlook. He has sent word to Mejia
that he will retaliate and hold Mexican offi
cers as h< sieges for every refugee returned to
the rebels.
What pobsebses our ancient und
peaceable friend, Fernando Wood ? Has he
“struck He?” One would think so, judging
from bis recent belligerent demonstration in
the House of Representatives against the in
surgents. We have it. He has in secret been
rubbing Sis organ of combativeness with a
brickbat 1 It would be well if “ Brother Ben”
imitated his example. The rebellion’s plaved
out : and if ne would have the Daily Nem
white washed before the final crash comes, he
had better give bis Southern editor and New
Yoik agent of the Richmond rebel cabal his
conge.
During four weeks there died, in the
city of New York 1,773 children; 1 626 of
thtm being the offspring of foreign-born pa
rents. A large majority of these innocents
were murdered by the men whom our foreigu
bom voters elected to office ; murdered by
municipal officials who leave their wretched
constituents to pine and perish in tenant
houses, poison them by neglected sinks, pros
trate. their strength with sewer-gases, famish
them on corrupt food, and tax them atroeions
ly for the miserable prison dens which, they call
their homes. When will poor men learn to re
flect on these things ?
The curse of “middle men,” that has
ruined Ireland, continues to be the bane of her
exi'es located here in New York. Middle
men cume between them and their landlords
to double the rent which they must pay for a
hovel. Middle-men step in to charge two
prices for their wretched “bit and sup.” Mid
dle-men make them vote against their own in
terests ; and to support and fatten mi idie-men,
they are obliged to rot in “fever nests,” and
pay all they can rake and scrape for taxes,
which are hidden in their food, drink, lodging,
and even the rags of their children.
Three-quarters of the inhabitants of
New York City dwell in tenant houses, of
which 11,965 average over seven families
each. Can we lock for intelligent ballots to
ccme out of misery ? Can we expect of men
who are forced to live like brutes that they
will vote as reasonable beings? We must
begin to “level up” these masses to some
thing like social comfort before we can hope to
interest them in political reform. Let capital
conduct labor to a Promised Land of batter
homes and better associations, and we shall
see whether the Ten Commandments are not
better observed by all concerned.
Grand Display of Fireworks.—Gov
ernor Magrath’s pyrotechnic proclamation to
the people of South Carolina to arise in their
might and expel Sherman and his blood-thirsty
followers from their State. We haven’t a
doubt but that they will do it—over the left!
When Sh'erman matches, into North Carolina,
we would not be at all surprised if the editors
of the South Carolina papers should undertake
to prove that their brave fellow-citizen, by in
domitable displays of courage, compelled him
to evacuate the Commonwealth. It would
be like them.
In the thirty-one days of January
there were paid into the national treasury, as
Infernal Revenue, $31,076,902 89. This is at
the rate of $372,922 834 68 per annum. Add
to this all other resources of revenue, and the
income of the United States Treasury would be
upward of S4OO 000.000, or four-sevenths of
the actual expenses of tho war. In the face of
these facts, how is it gold is held at its present
premium ?
A report was current at Richmond
on the loth inst. that Beauregard was killed
in battle near Branchville, S C., on the 7th or
Bth inst. His death will not prove an invalua
ble loss to the South,
The execution cf Captain Beall, the
rebel spy, who was sentenced to be executed
yesterday at noon, has been postponed in con
sequence cf seme informality in the proceed
ings. He will be hanged on Tuesday.
OW YORK DISPATCH.
It is now believed, Iroui the large
number of men daily offering themselves for
enlistment in this city, that a sufficient num
ber will be sent to the army in time to avoid
1 the necessity of enforcing the draft. Iu Kings
j county 11 ere seems to be very little doing iu
the way of enlistments. It is hoped, how
ever, the bounty now effered in Brooklyn,
ich is equal to that given in New York,
vtft? irduce enlistments, and somewhat miti
gate the hardships of a draft, that is unavoid
able. For the cheering prospects in this city,
our people are wholly indebted to Supervisor
Blunt. To his exertions do we owe the relief
which the absurd order of that most absurd of
men, Provost-Marshal General Fry would have
imposed on them. It was by personally in
sisting on justice at Washington that he got
the President to reduce the quota of Fry twen
ty-five per cent.; and since his return he
has labored day and night to make up the
quota of the city without the necessity of re
sorting to conscription. Those who through
his influence go the army, go willingly aud
will serve faithfully; whereas if he had re
mained idle, careless of the public interest,
thousands would have been forced to take up
their muskets to serve in a field for which by
nature or inclination they were not fitted. Let
ub not therefore forget the efforts of Mr. Blunt
in our rejoicings over the probability of our
quota being filled without resorting to the
draft.
In another column will be found the
programme cf arrangements, agreed upon by
the. joint committee of the Board of A'dermeu
and Couneilmen, for the celebration of t.he22d
of February, the noted day cf the illustrious
and immortal Washington. Instead of, as has
been the custom hitherto, giving a dinner to
the principal officers of the National and State
governments, the Committee have resolved
that the people shall participate ; and for their
gratification splendid pyrotechnic displays will
be made at the City Hall. Union Square, Mad
ison Square, Jackson Square, Mount Morris
Square, Tompkins Square. East Broadway aud
G rand street and Liberty Park, commencing at
7P. M. Vessels in port, hotelsand other pub
lic buildings are invited to disalay their flags
during the day, and the bells of the chnwhes,
including the pea’s of Trinity, will be rung.
A salute of one hundred guns will be fired at
the Battery and Union Square at sunrise. It
is desired by the Committee that the 133 d an
niversary of the birthday of Washingtonshall
be accepted by our citizens as a holiday—one
which, we trust, will hereafter rank second
only to that of the nation’s.
Two squares, comprising tenant
houses and their population, number eighteen
low dram-shops. Thirty cases of typhoid
fever, nine of small pox, six of cholera infant
um, five of ophthalmia, eight of diphtheria,
and a constant prostration of many more,
women and children, with consumption and
measles, marked a single quarter year in this
locality. Does our city need no legislation for
its health, morals or comfort?
That loathsome disorder, small pox,
born of dirt and conceived in squalor, is a dis
grace to any city which tolerates its continu
ance. New York not only nurses the vile
pest, but, by ignoring sanitary precautions,
permits its germs to be dispensed through a
theusand mediums in all directions. Is there
no netd of a proper Board of Health ? Let
the State, as well as the City, aswer this ques
tion.
Serious demonstrations are being
made, under the direction of Generals Schofield
and Terry, against Wilmington It is thought
by the rebels that they will ultimately capture
the place. Our own impression is that no very
serious effort wili be made in that direction
until Sherman gets his army well into North
Carolina. It will probably b<~- selected as his
water base preparatory to operations in the
country immediately south of Richmond.
A Gaft. Goss—a deserter from Rich
mond—came into our lines on the 15th, and
declared that the rebels were preparing to
evacuate Richmond. “He left Richmond on
Saturday, and said that the authorities had or
dered all work on the Monitors at Richmond,
to cease. A double-euder was blown up by
them on Thursday last. He says they are
about to evacuate Richmond.”
Our street sewers, emptying their
sluggish filth into docks and fiats, appear to
he purposely contrived to accumulate compost
tor the generation and nutrition of disease.
Science might easily make them channels to
convey nourishment to our harvest-fields and
thus contribute *0 life. Politics has left them
to become purveyors of poison to support pes
tilence and feed Death.
Alexander H. Stephens, the Rich
mond papers say, has gone to Georgia to stir
up the people of that State. The Governor
tried fhat job when Sherman was there t®
back bun up ; and now that that gentleman is
in South Carolina, we do not see what possible
chance Alec, has of “ firing a heart ” that has
already been “ done Brown.”
To Lease For a Teem of Years.—The
five upper floors of building No. 5 Frankfort
street, near Nassau. Suitable for a Hotel or
Light Manufacturing business. Lot 28 feet 8
inches by 105 feet deep. Steam power can be
had, if desired. Apply io
J. G. Abbe, Dispatch Office,
No. 11 Frankfort street.
Oil is reported to have been found
in Canada. The provinces certainly want
something to make then slip smoothly away
from the apron-strings o’ their grandmother—
Madame Britannia. Fir this purpose oil is
perhaps quite as good asgoose grease.
The hanging of a spy is too grave a
subject on which to joke ; but we heard an in
corrigible fellow say an lour since that the ex
ecution on Governor’s Hand, postponed until
next Tuesday, will makj one Bea. Jiigerent less
for Uncle Sam to overerme. Shocking I
The President his issued a procla
mation calling an extra session of the Senate
immediately upon the adjournment of Con
gress—to meet on the 4’h of March, to receive
and act upon communications that will be sub
mitted to it by bjm.
Our Common Council have had a
bill passed by the Legslature allowing them
$2,000 per annum for services per capita.
Their constituents in tenmt houses must pay
seven-tenths of this—ai expensive luxury for
poor people to indulge h.
Subscripi'ionb tc tße seven-thirty
loan, now under the management of Jay,
Cocke & Co , are u usually heavy. They
average upward of one million of dollars per
day. On Thursday th< total subscription was
$4,266,200.
There is a bill lefore the Legisla
ture the object of whia is said to ba to pre
vent “animals from oiming at large.” If
the bill becomes a law how is it possible for
us ever to have anothe assemblage at Albany
of the “ wisdom ” of tie State.
The Legislature >f Illinois is about
to purchase tho grounls in which repose the
remairts of the late Stephen A. Douglas.
Twenty-five thousand lollars is the sum it is
proposed to appropriate. The bill has already
passed one branch of tie Legislature.
Proposals for the “ New York
County Court House Loan,” are now receiv
able at the Comptroller's office. The Loan is
for $175 200. This stock is redeemable No
vi mber Ist, 1889 and 1890, and bears interest
at the rate < f six per cent. This loan is au
thorized by the Board of Supervisors and the
Legislature of the State of New York. We
urge our capitalists and others desirous of in
vesting in a profitable stock, to bid for the
County Court House Loan. No better or
safer is now in the market.
The stock of “The New York, Phil
adelphia and Baltimore Consolidated Petroleum
and Mining Company,” is selling rapidly. So
rapidly, indeed, is this stock being taken, that
it is contemplated closing the books this week
at the present subscription price, and sell after
ward only at par value. A fifty barrel well of
of the best lubricating oil has been struck dur
ing the past week on the lands adjoining those
of the company on Sugar Creek. This, of
course, greatly enhances the value of the com
pany’s property, and in the same ratio as that
upon which the well is located. Perhaps there
is no surer chance for investment iu oil stocks
now in the market than is offered by the “New
York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Associa
tion.”
The last piece of local folly we have
heard of is the proposition to induce the Legis
lature to remove to this city. It is suggested
that one of our public squares should be given
up for the purpose of erecting State buildings
thereon. The cost to the city would not be
less than five or six millions of dollars. While
we must acknowledge that for demagogues and
place-seekers, the removal of the Legislature
to New York would be a capital stroke of busi
ness, we do not believe property-holders and
tenants care greatly about adding to the bnr
thensome debt which they are now called to
pay interest upon.
It seems the Emperor Maximilian has
little faith in the schemes of the “ Duke of
Sonora” (aforetime Dr. Gwin) to populate the
Pacific side of Mexico with rebels from the
South. In consequence of the decided objec
tion of the Emperor to the proceedings of the
would-be Duke, the latter has left the empire
in high dudgeon, and gone to Paris to confer
with Napoleon on the beet and most direct
, means of snubbing Max and his empire. Who
knows but Gwin may yet steal the purple from
the Austrian.
Loyal Georgians, residents at pres
ent of this city, held a public meeting on
Thursday evening in the Cooper Institute.
The meeting was decidedly interesting but not
large. An address and resolutions, to ba pre
sented to their fellow-citizens in Georgia, were
voted.
General McClkrnand, of Illinois, for
many years a decided pro-slavery man—con
spicuous as an apologist of slavery in the State
Legislature and in Congress—has published a
letter congratulating the Assembly of that
State for its action in ratifying the amend
ment slavery to the Federal Con
stitution, proposed to the States by Congress.
Late intelligence from Mexico goes
to show that the soldiers of the Republic con
tinue to meet with cheering success. Except
in mere name, the authority of Juarez, the
President, is quite as potent in Mexico as that
of Maximilian, the Emperor.
The people of the “hub of the uni
verse” are desirous that the President should
appoint Governor Andrews, vice Senator Fes
senden, Secretary of the Treasury. But,
should the President comply with the request,
what would Massachusetts do if it should be
deprived of its roystering Governor ?
Tn Committee ok the Whole the House
of Representatives passed amendments to the
Internal Revenue Bill sanctioning a tax of one
half per cent, on all sales ; and another, a tax
of ten per cent, on all sides of gold. It is not
believed, however, that these amendments will
be finally adopted by the House, and they cer
tainly will not be sanctioned by the Senate.
Coal Mines Owned by Consumers.—
Those who desire to embark in this enterprise,
will have to walk up to the captain’s office in
a hurry, as there is every indication that their
books will be closed before the Ist of March.
Foote is on bis way to Europe. We
pity the agents of Jeff Davis in London and
Paris if he ever buttonholes them and offers
them advice.
Coal has been discovered within five
I feet of the surface of the earth by laborers
working on the Champlain Canal, near Still
water.
Oil Stocks.—See advertisement of
' Wagstate & Goetchins in another column,
i They represent a great number of companies,
■ it would sei m.
i The funniest libel suit of the week
was that of the Count Joannes vs. Horace
; Greeley.
i The Legislature has adjourned for
j one week, until the 23d. The “animals are
at large.” •
and
Prof. Haughton, in a paper recently
rend before the Dublin Geological Society, gave the result
of some computations, based on the earth’s rate of cool
ing, to determine the limit of the time during which ani
mal life can have existrd on our globe. As the albumen
of the blood coagulates at one hundred and twenty-two
degrees, Fah., he regards it as impossible that animal life
can exist in a temperature above that temperature. He
therefore attempts to calculate the time from the period
when the polar regions of the earth were at a tempera
ture of one hundred and twenty two degrees, down to the
period when the mean temperature of the British Isles
was seventy seven degrees, the latter being the London
clay tertiary epoch of the tropical molusca. Hij compu
tations give the time between the two periods as 1,018,-
000,000.
A dancer, in one of the Cincinnati
theatres, died lately from drinking ice-water. She had
been dancing, and in passing from the green-room to the
stage, in response to the second encore, she drank a glass
of water and dropped dead before tie audience.
Two hundred and fifty-seven acres
of land, in a certain poriion of w eat Virginia, were worth
two years ago two hundred and fifty seven dollars. Two
weeks ago a million and a quarter of dollars wers paid
for the same land. “Struck oil.”
A French physician is out in a long
dissertation on the advantages of groaning and crying in
general, and especially during surgical oper/itions. He
contends that groaning and crying are the two grand
operations by which Nature allays anguish.
Ir has been discovered that an or
ganized band of body snatchers and resurrectionists exists
m < olumbus, Ohio whose practice it is to rob the graves
at Camp Chase of dead bodies, which are shipped to the
medical colleges at Cleveland for dissection.
A wonderful y oung medium, in the
shape of a pretty girl, has blossomed on the city of Lon
don. She does not require tables cr anv more mechanical
tools lhan ten ink and paper to summon any spirit from
the vasty deep, from Adam downward.
The following epitaph may be seen
In the cemetery of a parish in the of Paris:
“Here Iks Madame N .wife of M. N .master-
blacksmith. The railing round this tomb was manufac
tured by her husband.”
Illinois is getting to be a costnopol
itan State. The Governor’s message is to be printed for
distribution as follows: English, £O,OOI copies; German,
20,000; Swedish, 1,000; Norwegian. 1,000; Danish, 500;
French, 500.
At a recent prize fight near Shef
field, England, one of the pugilists died on the spot. He
tad been stimulated to a new round, but whan advancing
to meet his antagonist, he faltered and fell dead tn the
ring.
The Emperor of the French has sub
•crlbed 1,000 franca to the fund for the erection of a znonu -
m nt on the ruins of Chateau Bayard, in honor of the
fa rows chevalier sanipture et tans > eproache.
A journal emitted the Mexican Re
puWr, devoted especially to the interests and advocacy of
the Lbtral Party in Mexico, is about to be started la this
city.
The AmeiicanMinisters at the courts
Of England and France each receive an annual salary of
$17,000 hese two missions being the highest in grade.
; A new remedy has been discovered
for stuttering. It is simply the act of reading in a whisper,
and j.radu l.y augmenting the whisper to a louder tone.
An immense quantity of hot water
has burst up from some subterranean reservoir in the
Ophir silver mines, Nevada, driving out the workmen
The poet-cfiices of France are about
to be converted into receiving houses for the saving banks,
which exist only in the central towns of France.
The last Testing place of Grimaldi,
the distinguished clown, is marked by a monument bear
ing the singular epitaph: “ Hero I am ”
LETTER FROM ALBANY.
Albany, Feb. 13th, 1865.
Tlio week past has been one of exoitsment and
interest up here, at Albany. We have hid a
great lobby, representing various N»w York city
interests and principles. We have had a strong
delegation of doctors, feeling legislative pulses,
to ascertain whether your metropolis is jto enjoy
good health next summer, or to bo visited by an
epidemic On the other hand, decidedly, we
have City Inspector Boole, with a retinue of
health wardens clerks, and o her “expsrts,” de
nouncing all medical interference with the muni
cipal bygieaof Manhattan Island, as uncalled-for
ami despotic. I thick I can recall ths earns ‘ ar
guments,” the same “testimony," the same
“faces,” to a great extent, as having regularly
besieged committer s during at least a decade.
Ci'y Inspectors, whether Whig. Know Nothing,
or Democratic, seem to take the same views pre
cisely. of New York cty health. They al! swear
tlat’it is good enough, and that street-sweepers,
garbage dumpers, scavengers, manure contract
ors, and health wardens, backed by an annual
tax of from one to two millions of dollars, are all
that your community require to keep than well
and hearty. But here comes a medical delega
tion, with maps and charts, facta and figures,
which show, if they are to be credited, that your
noble city is on the high road to a galloping epi
demic. Why, sir, I have just seen a map of New
York enrolled, with every block down oh it., and
a red circle marked at every point whore small
pox is raging at the present time ; and those red
blotches, over lapping and running into each oth
er, actually cover two-thirds of New York island.
It is a most appalling chart of danger. It shows
that one or more cases of small-pox must be
within from two hundred to one thousand yards
of every block in yonr city; and in some neigh
borhoods entire squares are overrun by the foul
contagion. Such terrible “internal evidences,”
are calculated to neutralize all the stale plati
tudes of City Inspectors and their satellites, re
garding the healthiness of New York. And the
chart delineating the field of small-pox is but
one, as I learn, of se.eral, that show the locali
ties of typbns fever, diarrhea, and other ravaging
diseases. Well may we echo the Tribune's de
claration, that “there is no hope of Sanitary Be
foim in New York city under City Inspectors and
street sweeping contractors.” Radical remedies
are required for radical diseases; and it is be
coming apparent that the Legists’ ure as well as
solid citizens of New York are getting awake to
the importance of a Health Bill which will cover
the needs of yonr Metropolis in respect to cleanli
ness, good drainage, and the reform of dwelling
and building abuses.
But we have other battles going on between
conflicting New York interests and other cham
pions beside doctors and street-cleaners bioking
one another’s shields. Your firemen have sprung
from their “bunks” and taken the “butt,” to
run a legislative machius against threaten
ing invasion of their “vested rights.” Last
week it seemed, under pressure of Major General
Acton and his army, that every out-post of tha
“ old sports” had been covered, and there was
nothing further to do hue to go in and take
“ Fort Fisher” by a single dash or so. But who
can calculate on tho wind, weather-cocks, or
those equally sane institutions, legislative opin
ions ? We now hear hints concerning “ com
promise” and “ postponement of action” on tiie
Fire Department matter. Shrewd heads have
been laid together in Gotham s “ back parlors,
and the result is an effort to “ flank” the pro
posed reform movement, by hedging iu an ordi
nance of your ci>y solons, providing, as is con
tended, for all the improveme-nis needed in the
present fire department. It is sagely intimated
that this bloek-gamo is engineered by soma rail
road nabobs of Manhat’an, who desire to log
roll city gridiron schemes by this means. There
may be seme foundation to this.
One thing is certain; the railroad managers
are determined not to remain s a'.ionary wr.ite
petroleum companies and free b inkers, not to
speak of real estate speculators, are trebling and
quadrupling their swindle (of iho community.
The proposed scheme of “ consolidation” for city
railways' is artfully accompanied with certain
plausible guaranties, wherewith to blunt ths
edge of its intruduclion to the Legislature. But
those who can see through a hole in the mill
stone aver that these tempting inducements are
intended as—bosh 1
The main points of your chronic divisions be
tween Stale and city parties and interests are
the pivot of all these apparently liberal projects.
Political railway directors know very well that
they can disregard any legislative restriction
and break any clause of their charters, without
fearing to be called to account for it. New York
Common Council Boards will give them absolu
tion for all breaches of contract, or, if necessary
legalize inch torts by a convenient “ ordinance”
rushed through at any moment by the “ Ring.”
Hence, we may restrict your “ railroad consolida
tion” to a charge of five cents per passenger; and
we may innocently expect, if the bill so reads,
that twenty per cent, of profits will ba given for
the relief ot dead-head soldiers or other merito
rious objects ; but “ wail till the Legislature ad
journs 1” says a cunning lobbymau at my elbow.
Wait till public indignation or transient murmur
ing, and the like little bugbears, are tired of
fighting mud mills ; and you will find “ Railroad
Consolidation” establishing its own forces, pock
eting its own profits, making its own Common
Council, and passing its own railroad ordinances.
Military enthusiasm is to be evoked for your
new parade ground. It may be that we shall
need a 11 Campus Martins" of the kind for the
future training of young Yankee ideas to shoot;
but, if I recollect right, there was a proposition
connected with the Central Park Arsenal, some
years since, to locate a great Parade Ground in
its vicinity ; and we were promised that the big
Park should have military reviews and masters
that would rival all the French shows of that
sort. How about that, now ?
The ship canal project, to provide navigation
around Niagara Falls, has received its quietus in
the Assembly, after a spicy debate upon its mer
its and demerits, which consumed gas till mid
night, on Thursday night. We shall have field
enough for expending State money when a bill,
which is understood to be in preparation, comes
to enlarge the trie canal for military purposes.
There was another project, of the political
kind, hipped in the bud this week. A dish of fu
ture patronage was on the fire, and getting
nearly cooked, when Senator Morgan upset it all,
scalding some pigeons rather severely. But
there are several pertinacious fellows who still
insist on saving the scraps. “ Gov. Morgan,”
they say, “ will certainly reconsider his declina
tion.” I don’t agree with them, if the Senator
retains his ancient shrewdness and “knows him
self,” which “ this Court thinks she do.” Hois
too old a bird to be caught with greenback chaff
in the Treasuiy—a position the most trying and
thankless that can be imagined in times like
these. It was doubtless a snug berth enough
when its principal duties were to reward retain
ers and secure supporters by the dispensation of
an immense pa’ronage. But now-a-days, if you
want to make a man unpopular—if you want to
put him in a political purgatory—if you desire to
destroy all his chances for ever turning up as a
presidential candidate, just set him to nego
tiating loans, fathering tax bills, and manu
facturing rag currency, as Secretary of the
Treasuiy. It killed Chase, so that nothing
but “judicial ermine” could cover his political
shortcomings. It will martyrize any man who
docs not stand, as a “financier,” head and
shoulders above all the money-kings in or out of
office. I think Senator Morgan has wisely de
clined to swallow this gilded pill, and will persist
in his refusal. Whether tho next move on our
national board will not be the transfer of Mr.
Seward to a different field of daty, is another
question. But, it is certain that several nice lit
tle “ tea-parties” have come to grief because of
the “failure to connect” ia Senator Morgan’s
case.
Albany is getting Over its fright about t'dd re
moval of the Capital Big millionaires here say
if cai-’l and won’t be done. I have my private
notion that vour Mayor and other authorities
have beenmaking as-os of themselves—no. I beg
pat don. asserting their tide to bo considered
asses—by their precipitate bids for a “ capital
location ” What earthly inti rest the city of New
York can have in becoming the capital of the
State, it is difficult to imagine. On the contrary,
all good citizens must desire that State govern
ment should be removed as far as possible from
the influences and perils of a groat metropolis.
New York city has too many “dangerous classes”
at work, under control of her demagogues, to
make her surroundings desirable to legislat
ors. We know not what events may be now i
embryo in the womb of our country’s future. We
are in the midst of a terrible war, which is not
yet'ended. It is not beet to make New York city
—agreatmelropolitan centre like Paris—the seat
cf government which control the destinies of a
mighty State There may be no fear that our
rural legislators will bo corrupted by local influ
ences, but there is already too great a tendency
to “ centralization” in States as well as in the
nation. We must not, in the growing population
of New York city, be in haste to plant the seeds
of a future coup d’etat. It will not be many years
before the voters of New York and Brooklyn will
outnumber all the rest of the electors in the
State. When that time comes, tho “govern
ment” should not be in aposition to be “cen
tralized” too easily. These things are worth our
consideration at least. j
On Friday noon, the Legislature adjourned, by
concurrent resolutions, for a week’s vacation,
During the interval, it is understood, that po
litical appointments and decisions thereon, will
bo made by tho Executive. Pen and Ink.
Stm&ay on. FeKA $.
Warltl of
musical..
Mareizek has proved the truth of the
manifesto which he gave to the public at ths
commencement of last season, in wuioh ae st <t d
that there was no preventiveou earth agaiestifie
hoarseness of opera siugera; for on Monday fast
the most conscientious of his troupe suco imb -d
to the malignant influences of our climate and
was unable to sing. A full and fashionable audi
cnee assembled to hear Zucchi as Elvira in the
“Ernani.” “Faust” was substituted, hovever
and was unusually well snug. Bellini was espe
cially good as MepMstophelrs and confirmed the
high y favorable impression which he hid previ
ously made in that rille On Tue.-d iv evening
the “Fra’’was given to a comra-etivelv thin
house, but it was well sung ; even Lotti appear
ed to be fully awake to the requirements of the
music. On Wednesday “ Lucia ” was tbe opera,
with Mrs. Jennie Van Zandt as the heroins. Bhe
sang better than we have ever before heard her.
Why cannot ihe take a few lessons in the art of
acting? It is lamentable to see ■ ueh fins vocal
powers dwarfed by stiffeess and want of grace.
On Thursday “Norma” was sung in Brooklyn to
a full house and with considerable enthusiasm, a
very unusual thing, Zucchi having t.ti-m perfect
ly recovered the use of Iyer marvellous organ.
On Friday evening “Ernani” was sung in the
most unexceptionable style throughout, to a dia
lighted audience, and that appeared to
be very critical and exacting ' Zucohi as
Elvira added to the laurels already so hon
estly won. In obedience to the public
demands Maretzek will be forced to give that
opera again—perhaps twice-daring the present
sea-on. The great finale of the third act was sa
well sung as we have ever board it and the opera
throughout a great success nearly ae great a
one ee wou'd follow the revival of “ Ftvorifa.”
“Fra Disvolo” was sung at thoAZ atinee. On Mon
day evening “ J on Sebastian” will be given fir
the last time this season Ou Tuesday, “Mar
tha ” No time has been fix’d for the produo’ion
of “La Forza del Destino,” which is in active
preparation, all the scenery being completed and
the chorus and orchestra having been rehearsal
well r.p to their work
The Liederkbantz Ball on Thursday even
ing st the Academy was the great bal masque
success of the season It was not so crowded as
the Arion Ball, and the arrangements for the
comfort of the guests most praiseworthy. The
police arrangements, under the charge of Detect
ive-in chief Young, were admirable. A notice o!
the affair will be found in the Ball column.
Mlle Helene De Katow and Mr. James M.
Wehli have been received with great enthusiasm
by the New York public, in the three concerts
which have been given under the auspices
of Mr. Strakosch at Ni bio’s Saloon. Wa;‘ of
late days, have become somewhat distrust
ful of the avant courriers of European ar
tists, yet iu the present instance it is but
just and proper that we should say that all
which Mr. Strakosch declared as to the merits of
each of his artists is correct and has been fully
borne out by the verdict of the public. We have
not the space to critically analyze the method
and merits of either of them, but we are pleased
to state, and the public will bs gratified to barn,
that they will give another concert on Friday
evening, the 24th instant, at Niblo’s Saloon, and
that on the following Saturday they will sing at a
Matinte at. the same place. On both occasions
Miss Laura Harris will assist. This young lady
is making rapid and healthful progress in her
art.
Mb. C. Jerome Hopkins brought his series of
Piano-forte and Miscellaneous Matinebs to a
brilliant close last Wednesday, at tho Orphean
Hall, Cooper Union, the room being so densely
crowded that many ladies were obliged to stand
up throughout the entire performance. The
popular pianist first gave a trio of Beethoven
with fine effect, the violin and violincei’o parts
being sustained by Mr. James Pierson and Mr.
Heinrich Mollenhauer respectively. This was
followed by some amateur singing, which it
would be unfair to criticise, and then Mr. Hon
kins played a Fngue by Cherubini and Jaell’s
Rigcletto, the left hand octaves in t'ae first of
which called forth special commendation. The
concert concluded with Mr. Hopkins’ “Dash
away Gallop,” for two pianos, played by the com
poser and an amateur yousg lady, in away that
aroused a storm of enthusiasm, troni tho audi
ence. These have been very popular concerts.
Bryakts’ Minstrels.— Darinsrthe past
week we have been led to make tha' inquiry, if
there is any possibility of that “Live Ingin’ at
Bryants dying a natural death within a natural
period, or not? If not, why so?—and if so. way
not ? That is the question • Dsn” (to be famil
iar,) says that it will net—that tho public won’t
let it; so that, until further nolice, in rhe words
of the immaculate Snobbs, the “Ingin” will live.
Go and see him.
Hooley & Campbell’s—-Next week
we are to have further novelties at thia hall.
Thus, on Monday, the “Live Ingin,” which has
proved so successful at Bryants, will be pro
duced here with all its tilling effects, together
with ihe first appearance of the champion jig
dancer, Mickey Warren, and t.lis juvenile clog
dancer Master Reynolds, and the new extrava
ganza entitled “Jenny Lind’s First Engagement."
These, together with the other novelties this
week in the way of songs, acts, banjo solos, and
so forth, make a bill of unusual attraction.
Wood’s Minstrkls - It should not be
forgotten by those woo have not yet had she fun
of seeing Mr. Cool White's burlesque—•- The
Streets cf New York”—that this is posi’ively tha
last week it will run. as it must bo wiihdravn to
make room for other excruciating novelties,
which have been for some time past in prepara
tion. Now is the time, or the chaace is gone.
It will also be seen, by a notica elsewhere, that
Mr. Henry Wood has, with his usual liberality,
tendered the Soldiers’ Boys of the Niagara Mili
tary Institute a benefit, which is to take place at
the hall on Washington’s Birthday This is a
deserving institute, and we trust it will be a
success.
Twenty-Second Regiment Oomplimen
taby Congest On Washington’s Birthday this
regiment will give a concert at their armory in
Fourteenth street. On this occasion there is to
be' a grand presentation of colors, also a dress
parade at 8 o'clock, the concert commencing at
nine. The Twenty-Second will be out in fall
force, and a grand time is anticipated.
Varieties Theatre, Bowery.—lt will
be seen by a notice elsewhere in our columns
that this place of amusement will be re opened
on Monday evening under its old management,
Messrs. Poole and Donneliy, with a new com
pany, comprising among its members some of
the old favorites, with a large array of talent
which has made its mark in other localities. It
will be remembered that the success of this es
tablishment was a fixed fact fast season, but
having passed into other hands, it declined.
The reins having now again been taken in hand
by the original management, it wilt go on, we
opine, in the full tide of success, as formerly,
Mies Augusta L. Dargou’s Emcee
tainment will take place at the Brooklyn Ath
nasum, on Monday evening, the 27th inst. B!ie
will read several fine seleclions from Tobbin,
Read, Hollister, Millwan, Tennyson, Cromwell
and Dickens ; and also be assisted by tho vocal
and instrumental efforts of Mr. J. M. Loretz, Mr.
B. P- Mallatrott and Miss Susie Clark. The pro
gramme prepared is one of much promise, and
we have no dcubt but that Miss Dargou will re
ceive at the hands of her friends and the public
at large the full measure of her deserts.
New Music.—We have received, this
week, from the houirn of Wm. A. Pond & Co., a
copy of a ne w musical composition by Miss Mary
Duff, entitled “ Tho Olympic Waltz ” We have
not yet had the pleasure of hearing it played,
but those who have accord to it the credit of be
ing a we ry fine composition, which will undoubt
edly beccfno very popular.
DRAMATIC.
At Wallack’s the principal event of
the week has been the production of Brougham’s
“ Game of Life,” for the ben< fit. of every body’s fav
orite, Miss Gannon. That “ Game” came n«ar to
heing spoiled through the absence of Mr Young,
who was on board a steamer that wis caught in
the ice on one of our rivers. He came iu time,
however, to relieve the nrompter before thelarte'
had read much of his part, i’he house w.is
crowded. On Tuesday evening next Mr. Charles
Fisher will take a benefit and give a highly
atlraoiive bill, viz.: “Still Water Rims Deep”
and “ High Life Below Stairs ” Mr. Fishsr has
enough talent in him to make a half dozen of
some of those who assume to be stars and re
volve in the planetary system of the drains,
and yet we find him among us from season to
seasen, a fixture, bnt oni. that we never gee tired
of seeing, When »ueh a good and true exponent
of nis art as Mr. Fisher is, makes an appeal to
the public, it be impended to generously
and promptly, end we have in) lic-Hbti but it will
be in the present instance. The oast of the tw*
pieces above named, will necessarily include ail
the notables of this excellent company. The
“Ticket-of-Leave Man” is underlined. Who is to
be the Brierly? The “Hunchback” is also ia
course of being studied. The bill for to-mo-row
night will be the “Game of Life,” and on Tues
day, as above. Further we have not heard,
Mrc. John Owens appeared for the list time
last evening in “Paul Pry" and tho “Live In
dianin both of which he has been very success
ful, indeed. Those pieces might, have been made
to run, conjunctively, for a month longer. On
to-morrow evening, he will act in ‘ 40 Winks” and
in the “Toodles,” in both of which he finds am
ple material to elicit screams of laughter even
from people who may be in tiers. (See Joe Mil
ler.) People are alr»ady beginning to make
anxious inquiries after Solon Shingle. Let them
be patient; the time will probably soon coma for
its re-produotlon.
At Niblo’s Thf.atbe, Mrs. Lander has ap
peared as Adrienne I.eoouvrier, in “ Adri
enne the Actress.” as Pauline, in ths “ La
dy of Lyons,” arcl as the Countess, in “ Love."
In all she was excellent, and her chaste
and natural style, appeared to be fully ap
preciated by.audiences who have randy been
accustomed to witness acting like that of her p>
ctiliar school Mr. Wheatley was tho Claude o!
Thursday evening and was w truly received and
applauded by the audience. We wish that every
actress in the land could be permitted to si’, and
witness Mrs. Lander’s professional efforts ia
some of her greeter psrts : if tbs lesson that she
would give should pass unheeded, it would still

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