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A Pearl Beyond Price is certainly a
rich ana luxuriant head of hair. This requisite of female
loveliness;s with n the reach of all, without aistinction of
age, sex, cr condition The queenly beauty of Fifth
Avenue an.l the humble griseUe. may equally rejoice
in a luxuriant atuiidan 'e of ti k«n and glossy tresses; and
the o d gentleman of sixty winters rival the ambrosial
lotks of 'he young blood ot twent.v-flve summers, by using
Sterling's incomparable Ambrosia, the only preparation
Which wi'i really preserve, beautiiy ano decorate the hair w
It eradicates dar.draff—keeps the hair moi-<t, soft, and
glosfy, and prevents it fad.ng out or turning grey.
Lord Byron
OB
HOST ETTFffi ’S BITTERS.
(By Spiritual Telegraph)
The Spiritualistic poems by departed bards that have
heretofore been published in the Herald of Progress and
other papers c f that class, have not been much to the pur
pose ; but the following effusion, purporting to be from
the disembodied author of ‘'Don Juan,” ij at once practi
cal, pointed, and poetic:
Man wants a tonic—no uncommon want—
And every year and month brings forth a new one,
Which after cramming the gazettes with cant,
„. The discovers to be not Me tn«e one.
Of such as these let their concoctors vaunt.
I'll sing the Bitters that have credit due won—
The world’s great tonic, which no skill can better—
I mean the matchless bitters of Hostetter.
De ctor* were living long before Old Galen,
And since, exceeding learned, grave and sage ;
But rhe sti machics they were bound to fail in,
Success came not until this latter age.
aVgw is the era sick folks are made hale in,
And dread Dyspepsia driven from the stage,
Agues, Remittents, Hxad-acufs—real head splitters—
Vanish, like smoke, before Hostetter’s Bitters.
In Pittsburgh are they made—a pleasant city—
Famous tor furnaces and coal bituminous,
(Which tbbugh by day they may not be deemed pretty,
Make it by night particularly luminous )
But finer still the Bitters. made ip pity
Fcr the complaints that else would be consuming us,
I don t mean w* but thase who. not being sprites,
Bitters require to put their frames to rigbta.
Herbs, and roots, compose the rare Infusion ;
No mineral poison mars tbeir juices pure,
And Hye's mild essence holds them in solution.
The tasto is pleasant, the eff ct La «ure.
Ne’er have tho Bitters yet proved a delusion ;
Try them in time, and health and strength secure.
The Dragon Slayer figures on the label.
And they, like him, to save thk weak are aslk.
Every Day adds Fresh Testimony to
Uxe vx.'ae of
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res gray hair to its original color, stops it falling on
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All are freely invited to examine this wonderful triumph
of tclence. Sold at the drug stores and at my office, No.
1,H3 Broadway, where advice as to the treatment of the
hair will be ratuitously given. Price $1 per bottle ;$5
P r bak dozen, in fancy boxes. Can be sent by express.
% SARAH A. CHEVALIER M. D.
Ths Public.—The undersigned, be
ing well brown ns a writer, would offer his services to all
requiring LITERARY AID. He will furnish Addresses.
Orations. Essays. Presentation*, Replies, and
Lines for A’bains. Acrostics, prepare matter for the Press,
Obi'varies, and write Pcwt’"’ mw> n -.nv subject Address,
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. Brooklyn, N. Y.
To Lease for a Trbm of Years.—
THE FIVE UPPER FLOORS
or
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Near Nassau.
SUITABLE FOR A HOTEL OR LIGHT MANUFACTUR
ING BUSINESS,
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STEAM POWER CAN BE HAD, IF DESIRED.
Apply to
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No. 11 Frankfort street.
Psbry’s Moth und Freckle Lotion. — i
Chloasma. or Moth Patches. Lentigo er Freckles, blent
meson the face called moth, arc very annoying, par
ttcnlarly hi ladies of light complexion, as the discolored i
spots on the face show more strongly on blondes than |
brunettes; but they contribute greatly in marring the I
beauty of cither ; and anything that will effectually re- i
mov; them without injuring the skin in texture or color, 1
would be eorsidered a great achievement in medical sei
enc«. Dr. B C Perry, who has made diseases of the skin a
specialty nas discovered an in'allible remedy for the r“- '
moval of moth, freckles and other discolorations from !
Iho face without injuring the skin in textnre or color, i
Prepared only by Dr. B. C. Pkrry, Dermatologist, No. 49 I
Bond street, New York.
For sale by all Druggists. i
pall for Kerry’s Moth and Freckle Lotion.
WEEKS & POTTER, No l“0 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 Bulld
<s«.
Nos. 71 A 73 EAST FOURTEENTH STREET,
between Union Square and Irving Place, New York.
Richmond.
NO HUMBUG.
Boots, Slices, Ac., at prices from 3 to U per cent, less
than previous to Nov. 1.
The best French work alway.t on hand and made to
measure promptly.
Ladies’and children’s work readymade and to meas
ure.
A Urge assortment of BOYS’and YOUTHS’WINTER
BOOTS, at No 150 Fulton street New York.
0. C. RICHMOND.
J ,
BKSTAUBANf, No. 5 FrANKTOBT STREET. j
COOL LAGER—the best sold In the atty—FlVE CENTS. ■
SHIHS WINE, A No. 1-frOm TEN CENTS a glass to i
TWO DOLLARS a bottle. .
WRItMS BEER—cool and spartin<-~TEN CENTS.
DINNER DAILY, from 13 to 2 o’clock, at THIRTY '
CENTS.
Everything else of the first claae and at reasothiblt !
ipricoa
At No. 5 FRANKTORT STREET, |
Next to Tammany H&1I,
. i .4.. >
Bucyrus, Onio, Fkb. 26, 186-5.
Editors New York Dispatch :
Will you oblige a constant reader of your I
■valuable paper by stating, confidentially, if the j
following is founded upon fact, or is it a mere '
emanation from the brain of some interested i
person ? Please address by letter, and oblige f
J. N. C. Buffum. !
. FORTY-ONE PAYS WITHOUT FOOD,
At tie lequest of a friend, we called, one
day last week, to see a youth named Francis 1
Goode, No. 235 Third avenue, who for forty- I
oue days partook of no food whatever except i
fluids, which were forced into bis stomach, i
His mother. an intelligent ami worthy woiiho, i
Ilia story ;lS follows :
■'tfiome ten or twelve months since, my son, j
aged eleven years, was prostrated by conaumo- l
liocinjds milder form. I immediately secured I
the attendance of a skillful physician, who was i
• untiring in his efforts to abate'the disease. His !
efforts were unavailing, however, and the disease ,
assumed a chronic form of the worst nature ■
From this time he wasted away to a mere skele- '
ton. No food would remain on his stomach, and I
he had to be held in mv arms the greater part of i
the time. It was with difficulty he could breathe
at al), and sometimes he would nearly suffocate j
in his efforts to throw off the phlegm from hi* !
cheat, which would last from fifteen to twenty i
minutes without cessation. For forty-one days :
no toed except fluids ftad been taken on his
stomach.. The physician pronounced his case a
hopeless one., Three other physicians ware call- ;
ed in, all ot whom said my poor boy must die |
But I f oil'd not give him up without at least one i
more trial, and I sent for Dr. O’Toole, No. 85 1
Third avenue, of whose practice I had heard i
much said. He promptly attended my summons,
and lock the case in hand. And now my dear, i
Jailing boy is well, vigorous, and strong as ever. ■
Look at him and judge for yourself.”
We did look at him, and we conversed with i
him. No traces cf consupiption or any other I
disease was apparent. A neighbor of Mr. ■
Gobde was present, and vouched for the truth
of all the mother bad said. We have once be
fore recommended consumptives to consult
with Dr. 0 Toole, and we have positive evi
dence that cur advice was good and has been
taken by many of our readers.”
[Ed.] —In reply we will state that Mr.
Charles 8. Stearns, an attache of this office,
vouches for the truth of every word contained
in the statement referred to, and no one who >
is acquainted with Mr. Stearns will question ;
bis veracity.
■pKJHAPS NO OCULIST 08 AUHIST in DfaC- '
tice has devoted more energy or study to the
wonderful organism of the human eye and ear
than Dr. Von Eisenberg, of this city. These
are his specialties; and. his cures may, for
want ef a better name, be culled miraculous.
Instances of diseases in these organa given up
as incurable by others, have under his tnanipn
laticns disappeared, to the surprise of dispair
ing patients, and of course to their delight.
The Doctor also treats all cases of lung and
throat diseases, also those of the head, with
successs. He is a perfect physician.
Twenty-five persons are to be bap
tized at three o’clock this afternoon, at Pot
tery Hill Shore, Greenpoint, by the Bev. Wm.
Held, of the First Baptist Church.
Jtto gjrt
t
!• YORK. MARCH 5, 1865.
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JOHN YATES BEALL,
THE REBEL PFRATE AND SPY.
To meet the demands for the Dispatch cf February 25th,
containing the Portrait of Beall, together with a full
statement of his case, how he was captured, together
with the Execution, Ac.. Ac , we have printed an extra
edition of that date, a few copies of vzhich can be obtained
at this efflee.
THE RE-INAUGURATION OF MR, LINCOLN,
Our space being restricted, we have barely
room to do more than call the attention of our
readers to the address of President Lincoln,
read to the people assembled around the East
ern poitico of the capital of the Republic, at
12 M. yesterday, upon taking the oath of office
to “observe, protect and defend the Constitu
tion of the United States and the incidents
connected therewith.” Since 1832—a period
of thirty-two years—the public have not wit
nessed the re-inauguration of a President.
I That henor, since the days of Jackson, has only
been voted to Mr. Lincoln, who has thus far
carried the nation triumphantly through trials
which would have destroyed any other power
subjected to the same vicissitudes on the earth.
We trust that his second term will prove less
dark and troublesome than has been his first.
The National Celebration of Union
Victories. ln consequence of the humid
state of the weather in the early part of yes
terday, the Committee having in charge the
“Celebration of Union Victories.” were reluc
tantly compelled to postpone it until to-nior
tow (Monday) ; but, should it be found not
possible to he ld it on that, then on the next
fair day. Its postponement, however, will be
mere than compensated by the additional time
that will be given ,to the military, the various
trade societies, etci, to make such satisfactory
preparations. The military will appear in
greater number's than could have been expected
on the short notice given them, and the civic
societies will turn out in greater force. Many of
our leading manufacturers, who had expressed
a strong desire to contribute to the magnifi
cence of the procession, but who could not j
find time to make the necessary arrangements,
will now seize upon the postponement as offer
ing them an opportunity to unite with their
fellow-citizens in their patriotic effort to ex
i press their great joy in the victories which our
I brave soldiers and sailors have won, and which
■ have placed the question of rebellion, how
ever it may be prolonged by the insanity of
I the leaders of the insurrection, beyond the
I possibility of doubt.
The arrangements have been perfected,
j The people may rest assured that the celebra
< lion will surpass in splendor anything of a
i similar character that has ever taken place in
■ New York-—an ovation which, we trust, will
i be fully upto the grandeur of those triumph.
ant series of events which have marked the
onward march of law and order in the treason
ridden States during the past twelve months.
We are, in this connection, authorized to ■
say as coming from Major-General Sandford, i
that the First Division will be expected ti ap- !
pear irr full dress at their various places of ran- !
dezvous, at an early hour to-morrow, prepara
tory to joining in the precession. Should the
weather prove not propitious, they are invited
to be in readiness for the next fair day—possi
bly Tuesday, cr Wednesday at the furthest.
Eighteen, or one-half, of the States
' in the Union, have ratified the amendment io
I the Federal Constitution. These are : Illi
i nois, llhode Island, Michigan, New York,
[ Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, West
. Virginia, Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Minnesota, I
I Kansas, Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, Louisiana |
I and Wisconsin. There are yet to be heard ;
. from the following States, which will certainly i
ratify : Arkansas, Connecticut, California, |
i lowa, New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, ;
I and Vermont. Adding these to the States :
i which have already ratified, and we have I
[ twenty-six States —within one of securing the ]
“three-fourths vote.” As the present legis
latures cf Delaware, Kentucky atrd New Jer
sey have refused to ratify, it will yet be ano
ther year before the amendment can be de
clared legally adopted according to the pro- ■
vision of the Constitution regulating amend- ;
ments. We believe, however, that one or |
more of the States which have refused to '
ratify, will, when their legislatures next meet,
adopt the amendment, and thus end forever ’
the question of negro slavery ; a question ■
which, but for the valor of onr army, came i
mar destroying civil and religious liberty on '
this continent.
Since the above was in type, we read that .
Tennessee has placed herself among the list <> '
States that have accepted the amendment. j
The seven thirty loan is being rap
idly subscribed for. There are now- less than !
| one hundred millions of this loan left; and ;
I this, in all,probability, the snbscripttonsexceed- !
i ing three millions per day, will be taken with- ■
|in the next six weeks. A very large portion of j
i this loan is in the hands of tA working peo- !
l pie, who invest iu it in preference to placing |
1 their money on deposit in savings bank. It is ;
I a curious fact that, while towns and cities, of- I
i fering undoubted security, find it difficult to
I raise money, the government of the United
I States has no obstacle in its way. -This is
j owing, doubtless, to the strong love of tho
people for their government, added to their be- |
lief in its endurance —that, having withstood ,
the shock of internal strife—having proved to
the woild that no system of polity is so en- i
during as that which is upborne by the people,
it cannot but survive the shock of future
events, whether that which assails it comes
from within or from without. Whatever the
cause, this we know, that to-day there are no
i securities more acceptable to the inhabitants of
the loyal States than those which the govern
| merit of the Piepublic offers.
The XXXViIIth Congress was ter-
I minuted by Constitutional limitation at 12 M.
I yesterday. While we are not among those
| who would indiscriminately condemn the Con
i giess whose term has just been brought to a
! close, we cannot speak of it as one which
i should command the respect of the nation.
There were some dozen or so really great men
in it; but the majority were not of sufficient
intellectuality to have ever been placed there
I by a people who were struggling to sustain the
i liepublic in the hour of its most fearful peril.
We trust that its successor will be a decided
improvement. Let us henceforth have a Con-
■ giess of statesmen worthy of the nation, and
- i not a mere conclave of demagogues who have
. no thought for aught but their miserable
selves.
THE PAID RRE DEPARTMENT BILL.
It is a matter of gratulation to good citizens
tbat we have a -member of the State Senate
from New York city, whose legislative course
is guide-maiked, so to speak, by successful
efforts to reform the crying abuses of our me
tropolis. Senator Laimbeer has signalize.! his
term thus far, by pers’stent conflict against
many crying evils. Single-handed he attacked,
and has nearly overthrown that hydra-headed
rocnster which has so long usurped the honor
orable place once occupied by New York fire
men. His bill to create a Paid Department
was met, at its introduction, by an organized
effort to defeat or nullify its provisions. It
has been opposed and impeded by every force
that corruption or mistaken interest could
bring to bear. But the decisive vote of Fri
day last, whereby the Paid Fire Department
was passed in the Senate, is a triumph of moral
power of which Senator Laimbeer may be
justly proud. It how neces
sary io the success of good measures is a deter
mined contest in their behalf by fearless, ener
getic and uncompromising men. It is not suf
ficient always that a bill should possess intrinsic
merits as a reform. It must be backed, in
cur Legislature, by skill, decision and states
manship j for the arts and resources of a cor
rupt 1C are infinite, and may undermine,
often, j-ntiat they cannot openly injure. Sena
tor Laimbeer is vigilant and v.-e felicitate this
constituents upon the fact—honest and able in
his vocation as a law-maker. We look to him
—the good citizens of New York look to him
—to inaugurate and to advance other measures
of vital interest to our community. He
has developed his powers—we know his public
| spirit—and we shall chronicle other triumphs
I of his judgment and unswerving integrity, be
! fore the present Legislature adjourns. Mean
while, we thank him in the name of good-cit
izenship, for his noble work as a legislator.
There may be a kraft in this city,
notwithstanding the untiring efforts of Super
visor Blunt, to whom the people owe so much
already. On Thursday, the Provost-Marshal
for this district forwarded a communication to
the County Volunteering Committee, in which
it was stated that at the present rate of enlist
ment the quota cf the city districts would not
be filled in the lime required ; and that unless
recruiting increased, the draft would be com
menced. Mr. Blunt immediately replied to
the letter of the Provost-Marshal, in which he
showed him the impolicy of interfering with
the efforts of the Committee, who are making
every possible exertion to meet tho require
ments of the government. If it is possible for
any body of men to raise tire number demand
ed undor tie last call of the President, Mr. I
Blunt and his associates are those men. In i
the reply alluded to, Mr. Blunt shows that, in
dependent of those enlisted elsewhere than at
the office iu the Park, there were added to the
army and navy in fourteen days, that is from
the 13th to the 28th of February, 1,450 men,
equal to (the majority enlisting for three years)
to 3,647 years of service. He also shows that at
no time since the commencement of recruiting
have the number of persons offered been so
large. To interfere, therefore, with the labors ;
of the Committee is highly impolitic, as in a
not unreasonable time the entire quota will be ■
supplied by the enrollment of willing men;
better far for the purposes of government than
would be thousands of conscripts.
'To this, the Provost-Marshal responded, |
urging not only the Committee on Volunteer- i
ing, but the public to push the entistments. I
In ten day.-, he intimates, unless the quota is •
filled, he will be compelled to enforce the i
draft.
Govirnor Brown, of Georgia, ia i
bis recent message to his Legislature, is deci- ,
dedly opposed to the arming of negroes, to se- ■
cure the “independence” of the South. He ;
docsnot believe in acccoping “freedom” at
the hands of the slave population. As chat- i
tels, he thinks, they aie very well in their
place; but as soldiers he holds, that the ■
South “can not expect them to perform deeds I
of heroism whea fighting to continue the en- I
slavemcnt of their wives and children.” Sen- ■
sible, Governor Brown. He further adds,
“Whenever we establish the fact that they i
are amilitary people,we destroy our theory that '
they are unfit to be free. When we arm the slaves j
we abandon slavery;” and, he might have ,
added, the abandonment of slavery is the ;
death blow to the “Confederacy." The cor
nerstone removed, and the edifice must tum
ble to pieces of its own weight. Governor
Brown is very bitter on the Jeff. Davis gov- ,
ernment. On these who are entrusted with
supreme authority at Richmond he throws tho
entire blame of the disastrous results which
have followed Sherman’s “promenade”
through Georgia. Had, he insists, Jeff. Da
vis been wise he could have destroyed
Sherman ; but as he did not, he, the Govern
or, is indignant; and, while he continues to
be as unrepentant a traitor as ever, he is ex
ceedingly anxious to have “the President”
and his followers knocked into pi, and the
Cc nfederacy go up in a balloon !
The msmbf.rs of the rebel Congress
are quietly “skedaddling” from Richmond.
It is an old saying, that rats are prone to leave
sinking ships, having an instinctive knowledge
of the rottenness of the timbers of which they
are composed ; and, possibly, the same instinct
has influenced the law-makers of Dixie in their
hegira from the rebel capital. The Richmond
papers complain that there is not a quorum
left; and Lee, who seems to have superseded
Davis in his civil functions, has pointedly re
quested the pot-valiant legislators to stick to
their posts, and live or die with him in the ■
“last ditch.” The appeal is useless, for these
bipeds smell the battle from afar ; but, unlike
their winged kind! they will not, if they
can help it, be nigh *it to gorge and fatten
on the festering carrion left on the plowed
field of death. Should the members of the
rebel conclave continue to flee from the wrath
to come, there will presently be no govern
ment, except a military one, throughout the
Confederate States—a government which Gov- >
ernor Brown, of Georgia, pronounces “a mili
tary despotism, drifting into anarchy.” The
sooner the latter takes place, the sooner will
the terrible evils which now rule, like so many
demons, the South, be driven into the hell ;
from which they came, and the people be
relieved of the curse which, for the past four
years, has been upon them.
The Union has lost, by the
sudden death of Governor Cannon, of Dela
ware, a devoted and unflinching champion.
He was, without question, the ablest statesman
■ in that commonwealth. To free Delaware
i from the curse of slavery was with him a labor
' of love, and had he been spared, he would,
i ere two years had been added to the age of the
1 Republic, have seen this desire of his heart
. fulfilled—have been enabled to declare to the
i world that tho curse which had borne down
the energies of his native State had been re
moved, and forever! Cannon has gone to his
reward, and a) pro-slavist, Mr. Saulsbury, Pres
ident of the Senate, fills the ehair which he
honored.
Wakeman and Draper Confirmed.—
Simeon Draper as Collector and Abram Wake
man as Surveyor of the port of New York,
were cor-finned by the United States Senate
yesterday. This ends the suspense as to the
management of Oust m House matters in New
York. It is to be hoped that these gentlemen
will now harmonize matters among their
friends. We perceive that Surveyor Wake
man has appointed Col. George B. Vanßrunt
as Deputy Surveyor, in place of Thomas J.
1 Brown, resigned. This is a good appointment.
NEW YORK DISPATCH.
A large and quite influential class
; of the religious community, which calls itself
j orthodox —on, we presume, the “I am holier
i than thou” principle—are exceedingly desirous
! of having the Federal Constitution so amend-
I ed that it shall formally recognize the existence
i of God, as if the Divine Existence depended
i on the assertion of men, and not upon the fact
of his own Self Hood! The argument with
; these is, that, because the Supreme Cause is
i not so ncognized we are necessarily pagan and
; our government a mockery. These gentlemen
can not see that in the very absence of all re
ference to the Eternal among a Christian peo
ple, in tbeir fundamental law, the highest and
most reverent thought is thereby given to
Him. If religion and belief depend on the
written declarations of men, then indeed is it
necessary that the existence of the Gwlheii'l
should be thus recognized; but if these are
spiritual and from supernal sources, there can
be no solid argument for an amendment, such
as is suggested, to the Federal Constitution.
Aside from this consideration, there are
positive objections to any interpolation of the
kind. The spiritual is a system apart from
the civil government; and once a serious at
tempt is made to blend them, confusion and
encroachment upon private opinion arise.
The moment the light of self-opinion and
judgment upon matters which should only be
tween the soul and ite Maker is infringed,
tbat moment the golden thread which binds
together our civil polity is sundered, and the
gate left wide open to all manner of religious
dogma and controversy.
Let the Constitution be amended so that the
Godhead is acknowledged, and next we shall
have the question of the Trinity discussed ; to
be followed, in time, by the adoption of a State
religiqji. When we arrive at this last point,
the rancor of the religious denominations to
ward each other will struggle for supremacy in
the State ; and thus, step by step, shall we go
on “improving”' the Constitution of the Re
public, until Liberty itself, in the interests Of
the narrow-minded, be driven out of the minds
of m< n. It is a fact, which cannot be gain
rayed, that in those countries where the reli
gious element has most sway, making subordi
nate to it the civil, there are to be found big
otry in its most terrible aspects—there igno
rance inhumanity and tyranny. If we would
preserve republicanism on this continent, wo
must guard the fundamental law against every
encftachment attempted in the name of re
ligion.
Whhin thk past six weeks our
aunies have taken from the rebels nearly
eight hundred and fifty guns of all sizes from
the howitzer to the one hundred and fifty
pounder. Beside this vast. array of artillery,
the rebels have lost by the burning of gun
boats and from other causes at least fifty guns of
heavy calibre, making their total losses about
nine hundred. Should , they continue to
lose artillery with like rapidity for the next
six weeks, they will have very few left to re
pel the assaults of the “Yankees.” The i
Tredegar Works in Richmond, it is very car- |
tain, cannot make up for these losses: and i
theblcckaders have now a very poor chance left I
them to supply the insurrectionists with en- !
gines of war.
The New York, Philadelphia and
Baltimore Consolidated Petroleum and Mining
J i
Company, have closed their books on one dol- ,
lar subscriptions, and will now only sell a lim
ited number of shares at three dollars each. :
The prospects of this company are unusually
brilliant. Tbe company has struck a two hun
dred barrel well on Cherry Run, and a one hun
dred and fifty barrel well of fine lubricating
oil on Sugar Creek. The Trustees of the com
pany intimate that shortly following the final
closing of the books they -will be enabled to
declare large dividends. We do not know of
any oil association that is more entitled to the
confidence of the public than this one.
The application to Coi.greps to extend
the Goodyear patent for preparing India-rub- ■
her which has been extended once already,
has failed. It is not probable that the present .
or any future Congress will entertain a petition
to extend their patent. The country will be ;
the gainers by their so doing. The company
holding the Goodyear patent, have become too J
vast a monopoly and too powerful a body to '
be permitted to control the India-rubber trade
of this country.
ITenp.y S. Foote, representative from
Tennessee in the rebel House of Represent- j
atives, was, by a unanimous vote, expelled '
from tbat body on tbe 27th ult.—last Monday. ;
As Foote is now in Europe, having “left his
country for his country’s good,” thereby !
proving himself a “true patriot,” he will on i
the receipt of the news of his expulsion feel, ;
■we question not, deeply aggrieved.
The Normal Petroleum Company an
Bounce that their books are now open for sub- :
scription at No. 71 Broadway. This company
has been partially organized for some time, ■
and, we are informed in active operation, but ■
owing to a slight irregularity in one of the i
conveyances as the public announcement was ■
deferred for a time. The papers are all right
now, and oil has been struck in several of the
diggins, which makes things in general look •
cheerful. See advertisement in today’s
Dispatch.
Over one hundred and fifty church- ■
es have been built on the western coast of Africa,
Nearly two hundred schools are ia operation; 20,- ,
000 children have been instructed in English; I
20,000 baptized persona are members of different i
bodies of Christians; twenty five dialects have i
been reduced to writing. Between sixty and
seventy settlements have been formed.—the cen
tres of Christianity, civilization, agriculture and
commerce. Lawful commerce lias increased
from 1200,000 annually to between $12,000,000
and $20,000,080.
A Troy alderman got married the
other day, and had a thrilling time on his wed
dmgtcur. He was. two days in getting to Buf
falo cn account of the snow, was in the American
Hotel in that city when It burned down, and on
his way to Chicago was thrown ovar an embank
ment twenty feet high by a railroad accident,
badly bruising him and his new wife. The
couple are new in Chicago, recovering from their
injuries and getting courage to try tho return
trip.
Hunting and piety were curiously
intermingled lately in France. On St. Hubert's
Day, Ccmte de la Ferrierre, master ot the Arc
bounds, France, opened the season by a grand
mass at four o’clock in the morning, in tho an
cient church, which was brilliantly illuminated
for the peculiar occasion. Twenty whippers-in
and his whole hunting establishment, wearing
the livery of his house, were arranged down the
nave. At the elevation of the Host the men
sounded their horns.
An archaeologist, in ransacking the
libraiy at Patmos, Greece, has discovered a gos
pel of St. Mark, of the twelfth century, superbly
written on purple velvet, and evidently once the
propei ty cf the Bjzantiae emperors. Wherever
tbe name of Christ appears it ia written in silver
letters ; the name of God is in gold. Thia splen
did volume is unfortunately imperfect. There is
also a very old manuscript of the Book of Job,
as early as the sixth or seventh centuries.
A French workman’s breakfast cost
bim two an<f a half cents ; bis dinner, including
half abottle of wine, ten cents ; and his suppor
about one and a half cents. We could record a
very different state of things hero.
The tallest man in the British army
is a Corporal who stands six feet seven and a
half inches, one inchishorter than the famous
Lieutenant Holmes of Topsfield who figured ia
our army.
LETTER FROM ALBANY.
Albany, March 5, 1865.
Ihe capital of oar Umpire State has this
■ week exhibited a variety of life and character
i which challenge competition. Visitors from
: that suburb called New York city have been
I counted as legion ; and if a stranger from Eu
rope, traveling for edification, and to acquire
I enlarged views of society, had been stopping at
. one of our Albanian palaces, known as hotels,
he cculd have refreshed his eyes with a sight
of political, social, financial, medical, legal and
i philosophical celebrities that must have satis
i fled him of the grandeur and goodness of Ame-
■ rican institutions. The noble countenances of
: New York city officials, the intelligent linea
: ments of Gothamlc wise men of all descriptions,
I were to be seen everywhere ; from the hall? of
I legislation to the saloons of luxury, anil from
i the bureaux of administration to the circles of
■ cheap whisky conviviality. Think of such an
irruption of distingue citizens as were congre-
1 gated in lobbies, cloak-rooms and bar-rooms
pending the committee-business which has o -
copied the past week. Think of the pictur
esque and classic head of City Inspector Boole,
the speaking features of George Purser, th s
noble bust of Postmaster Kelly, the portly
presence of Surrogate Tucker, the Adonis-like
contour of Daniel Conover, the metaphysical
brow of General Kennedy, the majestic fore
head of Commissioner Darragh, the handsome
fare of Judge Bull, the magnificent front of
Commissioner Hutchins, the but how can I
go on with the record of notables that flitted,
like birds of Paradise, through the purlieus of
the ancient Knickerbocker manor, during seven
days or less of joyous and lucrative hotel fes
tivals? And their acts and dee4s, their bril
liant sayings and heroic achievements—are
they not all written in the great book of the
Third House, which is sealed with “Rod Seal,"
and which is bound with “green-backs,’’ and
which is written with a steal pen on tue mem
ories of legislative committees.
Here, betimes, on Tuesday last, to make
ready fcr gubernatorial reception-party, and
.to invest money in gloves and jockey-club and
new paper collars, therefor—hither, I say,
came the young and gallant of New York
chivalry. ’ What scenes of bewitchingly gen
teel revelry, what incidents of aristocratically
refined converse, what vistas into high life,
flavored with vanilla and atmosphered with
rcse-color, irradiate one’s powers at the recol
lection of three A. M. demigods from that po
litical mansion which the great State of New
York provides for its executive dwelling ! Over
all that fashionable experience I drop a satin
and lace curtain.
But the first of March saw sleepy commit
tee-men at their posts again, ready to doze un
der long spec ches of special pleaders for New
York bills of health, wealth and —stealth.
What a pity it is that oommittee-men cannot
be approached like common mortals' How
isolated is their grand exclusiveness ! Would
it not be a courteous act in some generous and
chivalrous lobby man to get up an occasional
little dinner-party, at which committee-men
might unbend themselves from dignity and
become human in their sympathies! Wno
will inaugurate this neglected tribute to that
ruble abnegation of all material comfort,
which is so characteristic of an Albany legisla
tive committee? Who will establish an unex
ceptionable precedent for “ dejeuners a la four
chette” at 2 P. M.. or “petite soupers” at 1
o’clock, A. M., at which great men may be
come happily undistinguished for a brief space,
and may indulge, perchance, in such an amia
ble little weaknesses as the tasting of Verzenay
or the mouthing of a choice Havana ? Let not
the severe duties of legislation absorb every
hour of cur law-makers ! Let them recreate
—let them mingle in social intercourse—let
them partake of the “feast of reason and
flow of soul!” In a word, let them fra
ternize with that genial body, the Third
House, and learn the beautiful appropriateness
of that classic apotbthegm—“ dum vimmus viva
mm” — live while you live ! When this
“ golden age” of enjoyment can be thus im
proved, how easy will be the passage of bills !
What a deal of cumbrous machinery may be
dispensed with ! All the annoyance and ex
pense which is now necessary can be eaved to
all three houses of the legislature. It will
not then be requisite to pay ten prices for en
grofsing, twenty rates for shifting forward,
one hundredfold for “ smothering,” and a like
sum for referring to the Judiciary. Legisla
tion might be made, with proper appliances,
ns easy as a velvet glove ; and all the harsh,
unnecessary creaking of its wheels could be
ameliorated as sweetly as one’s palate is when
soft champagne glides after canvas-backs or
prairie hens, into that round receptable, “with
fat capon lined.” which every Albany legisla
tor— on three dollars per diem salary—ought
to be daily familiar with.
But, now. tlx, dull routine of passing and
rejecting bill a must be pursued. Business
accumulates. Desks become piled with little
bills. The shed getteth enlarged to the front
steps—to the State Library room—to the fur
nace vaults beneath —to the wine-room of
Cotgjess Hall. But, after all, the Grinding
Committee must come ; and a Grinding Com
mittee is both ariscocratic and selfish. It is a
centralization of power, which ought to her
avoided by timely manipulations. When, O
when, shall we have the “liberty, equality,
fraternity” doctrine applied to all our
Houses? Let there be three-in-one ! Let
there be “ E pluribus unwm !” and let us all
have a public-spirited voice in them.
But, talking of notabilities at Albany, how
refreshing it is to witness the brotherhood
that exists between Republicans and Demo
crats who hold office in New York
City. What a tender commentary it
is upon the supposed bitterness of par
ty animosities, to behold a Republican of
fice- holder coming up to the capital to plead
for a Democrat who holds another office, and
to deprecate any legislation that might be cal
culated to injure Democratic interests ! How
affecting it. is to see members of the Re
publican General Committee lobbying for
tbe retention in position of Democrats, who
have not only opposed everything Republican
for years, but who are, moreover, notoriously
corrupt, dishonest and unscrupulous in their
methods < f opposition 1 Truly the age of Sat
urn is about to return! The lions and wolves
of party me to lie down together, like little
lambkins, and pull away fraternally at the ud
ders of that innocent old sheep, the Public.
It is a pleasant and a religions subject for con
templation. Let us unite in prayer for the
new dispensation, and let Republican brothers
sing to their Democratic confreres the latest leg
islative doxology : ‘‘ My brothers, I wish you
well!”
Whether New York city is to be congratu
lated upon these episodical occurrences, must
be left for a week or two to develop. Mean
while, tbe efforts of those unhappy beings who
want reform must remain unappreciated, I
fear. Our health-seekers at Albany were either
out-generalsd, or out maneuvred, or out-fig
ured this week, for their bill in the Assembly
is still in statu quo. It has been sent to Com
mittee ot the Whole in the Senate, however.
The firemen were jubilant somewhat in ex
pectation of a turning of the lucky card for
their old machine. But I think the new steam
concern takes the butt this time. The Senate
has passed—2l to 6—Senator Laimbeer’s fire
bill, and there is every reason to believe it will
become a law.
Considerable stir has been created among
the Democratic politicians of New York city
and Brooklyn, in consequence of a rumor that
one of the members is engaged in getting up
a bill creating a Metropolitan Commission, to
Be appointed by the Governor, to reorganize
the city governments of the two cities. From
what I can gather the plan is to make a Com
mission of seven—four from New York and
three from Brooklyn, whose duty it is to be to
run the entire machine till tbe next meeting
of the Legislature, when they are to report.
In the meantime this Commission is to have
power to make appointments, create offices,
abolish offices, transfer duties from one depart
ment to another, and in a word to make an
effort to get up a system that will reform the
various abuses which now exist. This move
ment has grown out of the revelations made
before the Senate. Investigating Committee. It
is estimated here that this Commission will
save the taxpayers of Now Y’ork at least four
millions a year, and cut down the Democratic
majority from twenty to ten thousand in your
city.
The bill to create a commission to appoint
Tax Commissioners, has been favorably re
ported by the Assembly Committee of Ways
and Means. This bill has the cordial support
of the Union party. Some few political “ cas
trates” who hold office under the Democrats
have been secretly at work to defeat this bill,
But they are understood by the Union mem
bers of the Legislature. Neither their agents
nor the money they have to expend will avail
them. All they can possibly accomplish is to
kill themselves as party men.
PkN and Ink.
There is a new hotel now being built
in St. Louis, which is to be six stories, or one
hundred feet high. It is to be called the South
ern Hotel, and is a kind of rival of the immense
" Lindell,” that cost a million and ft half ot del
' IMU,
MUSICAL.
Th?, Italian Opera during the past
: week has met with deserved success. On Mon
: day Zucchi delighted the Brooklyn diUetante with
her admirable singing in “ Lrnani,” by which
she filled the house, and hence received a fine
benefit. On Tuesday “La Forza del Destino’
was sung again and to increased favor. Although
there are not such striking and pronounced mel
odies in this opera as there are in others of
Verdi; still there is an evenness in its continuous
How of sweet and delicate strains, that will give
to it a very high rank with the severely critical,
and males it broadly popular with the multi
tude. To achieve these things, however,it must be
kept no lo its present high standard as regards
its cast, the character of its chorus, its costumes,
tbe orchestra, the ballet and the scenery. Weak
ntes in any one of these essentials would een
' ously mar the effects of the other departments:
i as it is, the opera is a very strong one and worth
| all the pains which have been lavished upon it.
Oh Weaneeday * s La Somnambulanot enthu
fiaeticaiiy received—was given lon 1 riuay ‘* La
Forza” was again sung to a full and highly xash
ionable house, and one that appeared to keenly
appreciate the many beauties ot the work. On
yisterday a Matinee was given, when “Ira Di
avolo” was sung. The bill this week is as fol
lows: On Monday, “La Forza del Destino; on
Tuesday, “ Faust;” on Wednesday and Friday,
“L&Fo’rza.” This is a fine and attractive pro
gramme and must fill the house. On Thursday
“ Faust” will be sung at Brooklyn, and on oatnr
day, at the same place, “Linda" will be given for
the benefit of Miss Kellogg.
It is no common call which asks our fashion
able friends to unloose their purse-strings on
Thursday next, and to which the best artists of
the Maretzek and Max Strakosch troupes lend
their powerful assistance. We refer to the
amusements in our advertising columns of the
Grand Combination Concert for the benefit of
our disabled soldiers and soldiers’ widows and
orphans. Such a purpose, appealing as it does
so decidedlv to our patriotism, in a moment of
national rejoicing for the recent victories our
soldiers have won for us, can scarcely fail of re
ceiving a warm and enthusiastic response from
cur citizens, and when the distinguished names
under whose auspices it is given are recalled, we
feel confident that the appeal will not have been
made in vain, to the public symnany—the more
especially as this sympathy will be worked upon
by the delicious notes of Madame Zahn’s voice,
evolved by tbe skilful fingers of M. Wehli, as
called out by the wonderful skill of our last mus
ical matinee—Mad. de Katon. to say nothing of
tbe thousand minor attractions in every way
< ffered by this concert To the patriotic and
charitable, wo say—“ Go.” As for the musically
disposed, they will attend it in any case.
A grand complimentary concert will be
given to Mr. Harry Sanderson, at Irving Hall,
on the evening of Saturday next, (11 th instant),
when a rare treat may be expected. _ He will not
only display his mastery over the piano, but will
be assisted by many eminent friends, vocalists
and instnunxntalists. Mr. Sanderson is alike
popular with tbe pubiiewind his fellow-musicians,
anil this fact and theTiigh character of the at
tractions which he will offer, will no doubt fill
the ball to its utmost capacity.
Little Camilla Urso gave her last con
cert here on Monday evening last. The series
have been a success She is now going away
from us, but we shall welcome her return to us
with great pleasure.
W< Ob’s Mi> BTBEI s.—Mr. Henry Wood
announces this week a new sensation of extraor
diraiy dimensions. There has been some pretty
steep work dene in the minstrel line recently, all
of which has had a direct tendency to elevate
this bianch of public entertainment, not only'in
tbe estimation of the people, but in fact an ele
vation and progression which in many respects
was much to be deserved; yet of all the efforts in
this line, we are certain that this now about to
be inaugurated by Mr. Henry Wood is the most
decided, expansive, and We might justly add, ex
pensive, of any and all yet mane; and for it he
not only deserves the thanks of the amusement
public at large, but really of the burnt cork fra
ternity in particular. We refer to the new bur
lesque which he announces this week, called “ Pe
trolemania, or Oil on ths Brain "which has been
written expressly for him by Mr. Charles Gaylor,
a.nd placed upon his stage in a manner une
qualed in the history of the minstrel stage. The
scenervis all entirely new, and by Mr. Gaspard
Meader; the machinery, of which (an may be
readilv imagined by the subject treated) there is
not a little, bv Messrs. Brown and Hutch; prop
erties bv J. C’hitry; music by F. R. MoUenhauer;
and best of all, the dresses by a tailor, an artist
well known to the beau monde, and appreciated
accordirglv We cannot enterinto a detailed ac
count of this burlesque at this early data, but re
fer the reader to tbe full particulars in our
amusement cobrnm elsewhere, feeling satisfied
the reader will learn more from that than we can
at present give him, simply reserving ourself, if
we survive the labor of laughter winch we shall
he called on to bestow upon it, for a more
extended account of it next week. Until, then,
do as we shall do—go and see it, and judge for
yourself. It will pay.
Hoolkt’s Minstrels. — It should ba
understood that Campbell's Minstrels has new
become as above—Hooley’s—his management
having been inaugurated some time since ; and
we are happy to say that institution, since his
advent, has prospered remarkably. The original
plan of constant change is, however, retained, a
new programme being given each week. This
week, Mr. Dick Ralph, eccentric comedian, has
been engaged, and will appear. Mr. Prender
gast will'sing the late Mr. Bowers’ last song, en
titled “Write a letter to mv Mother”—a beautiful
song, which has recently become deservedly
popular. This is a great bill.
Bryants’ Minstrels. —“ Dan,” sur
named “Brvant,” knight of the wig and burnt
cork, says that he is determined to silence the
press for ever, and accordingly intends to con
tinue playing that “Live Ingin” until—until—
well until 'the public forbids him playing it any
longer. When that will be. will be announced in
some future number of this paper. We wish him
well, however, despite his evil intentions toward
this press, and shall anxiously look forward to
that happy time. In the meantime, many other
novelties are also announced.
Niblo’s Saloon. —Mr. DeCordova will
deliver one of his humorous lectures entitled,
“ The Central Park; or, tbe Ball is Up,” at the
above named place, to-morrow evening, for the
Women’s Infirmary. This institution is located
at Washington Hights, and has already accom
plished much in charitable works, arid therefore
deserves to be encouraged. Mr. DeCordova has
began the good work which we trust the public
will end as well.
DRAMATIC.
A week of illness lias prevented
our giving to our duties in this department the
same attention that we usually accord to thorn,
and in seme instances we have been forced to
avail ourselves of the aid of a proxy.
At Wallack's the two great features of the
wxek have been the revival of Taylor’s drama of
the “Tickft-of-Leave-Man.” and Mark Lemon’s
exmedy of “Mind Your Own Business.” The
former has been put upon the stage in a manner
which augments the justly earned fame of the
management. We do not know whether we still
see in the direction of the stage the influence of
Mr. Lester Ws.llack directly or personally; or
whether Mr. Gilbert, as its new manager, is
bringing to bear upon it an equally refined taste
and artistic skill: but it is enough to say that
had not the bills announced a change in that de
partment, we should not have discovered it by
mere observation. This is about the highest
compliment that we can pay Mr. Gilbert in his
new specialtv. Theprinoipal parts iu the drama
axe oast as follows : Mrs. WiUmighby, Mrs. Sef
ton ; Sam, Mrs. Floyd ; St Dnremond, Miss Gan
non ; May Edwards. Miss Henriques ; Hob Drier
ly, hlr. Fisher ; Green Jones, Mr. Floyd: The De
tective, Mr. Young • and Metlon Moss, Mr. Hol
land. The beet acted part in the play was that
of Mrs. Soften ; Becoud in rank, that of Mrs.
Floyd and the rest may all bo classed as third.
The drama was not strikingly rendered, nor will
it become a favorite as now cast. It will be acted
cn to-morrow evening. On ’Tuesday, for the
hex: fit of Miss Morant, Coyne’s comedy of “The
Man of Manv Friends;” on Wednesday, "The
Game of Life;” on Thursday, “ The Hunch
back;” and on Friday, “All that Glittersis not
Gold,” and the “ infant Prodigies.” When
“Mind Your Own Business’ was produced, we
wire following its injunction, with Doctor Crane
a nurse and several viale at our bedside. Hence
VI did not sec the comedy. Better luck, we
hope, the next time that may be produced.
At the Olympic, Mrs. Wood has continued to
give forcible exemplifications of the great theat
rical truth—which managers in this country took
yt-ars to arrive at—that a single good thing, when
well done, is worth any number of good things
which may be done indifferently. “ Che Streets
of New York,” is a thing that is well done, and
hence the people flock to see it ni greater num
bers and come away, night after night, much
better pleased than they would it the bill was
constantly changing from one mediocrity to an
other, or from one good drama to another, each
drama being withdrawn at just about the time
when actors and mechanism began to work
smcothly, or, in other words, after just enough
of dress rehearsals had been given to enable all
to imdefstandingly grasp the character of the
situations and their dependence on each other,
the meanings of the authors and the constructive
power ot each part, as compared to the others,
in building up the plot. The “Streets” are, or is,
in the thirteenth week ot unequivocal and fully
pronounced success. Hew many weeks more it
will be made to run, lies with the management
alone ; for the public will surely respond as long
as it is kept, on the bills. Wo are pleased to see
that Mr. John K. Mortimer will take his benefit
on to-morrow evening. He is one of the bent
comedians of his class on the stage, and his
Hadger in the “Streets,” is among the best of his
meld-dramatic characters. We are pleased to
see that Miss Eliza Newton will take her benefit
on Friday evening next, and will repeat her finely
sustained character of Alula Dloodgood, in the
“Streets of New York.” She is a talented and
pains-taking actress, and deserves well of the
public and the habitues of this house in particu
lar. We have no doubt but that on Friday night
the charms of her face and figure, and her un
doubted talents, will prove powerful magnets to
yor.ng and irrepressible New York.
At Niblo'b Mrs. Lander has finished a highly
successful epgagemeat. These tiro Uet words t
Saa&av yiMtiw. Mar. S.
in their hackneyed connection, are generally usad
to convey to the public the idea of a box office,
or monetary success; but that is not what we
mean. This lady has succeeded in drawing
crowds to witness that which is classical, truthful
to nature and pure in art: to witness acting
which has been unalloyed by the clap-trap and
conventionalities of the stage, and from this time
forth we shall think better of the audiences of
this bouse than wo ever did before, because of
their high appreciation of this true and natural
artiste. We are sorry to lose her, even for a time,
snd she may rest assured that when she shall
return she will be as warmly welcomed as her
great merits deserve that she should be, and
this will be as warmly as she could desire. On
to-morrow night a dramatization of Mad. Birsoh
Pfeifferwiil be produced, in which Mr. Bandmatin
will act the principal part. It is called “Ths’
Beauforts,” and is founded on the great novel of
toil's er. entitled “ Night and Morning.” Mr.
Pope will assume the part of Gawtrey.
At the Broadway Theatre, Mr. Owens has
been convulsing the people with laughter as Mr.
Toadies in the play of that name, and as Mr.
Spruggins in “ Forty Winks.” Of the latter we
have already spoken in terms of laudation. As
to the former we have seen much of diverse
criticism, showing a very wide difference of
opinion as to Mr. Owen’s merits in the part. Wa
saw him on the first night of ite production at
this theatre, two weeks ago, when every body in
the cast—save Mr. Owens—was out of place.
Hence it was that we forebore any critical no
tice until we should bo able to see him under
more favorable ciroumscances. This wa have
since done, and as comparative criticism—
which we usually avoid—has been extensively
indulged in- by the press, with Barton as
the standard, we may be permitted to speak
comparatively also. We therefore unhesitatingly
pronounce Mr Owens the best Mr. Toadies
on the American stage. To Bay that ho is infi
nitely superior to J. 8. Clarke is saying but lit tie
in Owen’s favor ; for the former is simply a
dramatic humbug, and not even the successful
plagiarist, of style, that Mr. Chanfra.u is; and
the latter makes no pretentions to doing any
thing original in the part. But we do convey
high praise when we say that he compares favor
ably with Mr. Burton, while he avoids the vul
garities which seriously marred the more comio
effects of that great actor in this part. He does
not copy Mr. Burton, nor does he make au? at
tempt to do so. His drunken scene is entirely
criginal in every part of it, and, without tho
gags of the gloves and hat, is excruciatingly
funny, because of its natural, and yet highly gro
tesque. character. “ The Toodles” is now made
the first pieca. and it divides with “ Forty Winks”
tbe uproarious mirth of tho audience. The two
will be acted until farther notice.
The Park Theatre. (Brooklyn) bill for tho
week has not come to hand, and, therefore, for
the intended doings of the management of this
well and chastely conducted little theatre, wo
must refer oui- readers to our advertising
columns. '
New Bowery Theatre.—The engaga
r.’<-n t ‘ here of the New Bowery’s old favorites,
Mr. George Boniface and Miss Kate Newton—
has been, we are delighted to announce for wo
are never more pleased than when we see talent
and sterling ability appreciated despite the im
putation that we love to snarl—a most decided
success. The reception of these two artiste last
Monday evening when they appeared in Hamlet,
Miss Kate Newton as Ophflta, and Mr. George
Boniface as the Prince of Denmark, was one ot
the most flattering ovations that hae ever been
accorded to an artist within these walls since the
foundation of the building was laid, and wa do
notin the least transrend cur right of judgment
in saying that it was even more than merited.
We were prepared to find both of these art is fa
much improved, but not to that extent and iu
tbe manner that wa did which proves the
possession of histronic ability that only need*
the opportunity by which thov may mount even
to tbe highest positions in their profession ; ami
we are satisfied that this opportunity will not be
wanting. During the week they have appeared
conjointly in Hamlet. Anthony and Cleopatra,
Richelieu. Lady of Lyons, the Stranger, and on
Friday, London Assurance, on this last named
occasion Miss Newton took a benefit,and received
just such a one as her merits deserve. The en
gagement of tbeee artists will continue for an
other week at least, during which they will ap
pear in other impersonations in which they hav»
made their mark.
Old Bowery Theatre.—lt is almost
enough for us to say that “ Old Dame Trot and
her Ccniical Cat” is still continued at this house
to tell the whole story. We could not aay mor#
in its favor than this, with the adffition that in
all probability it will be still continued for at
least a night or two longer. In the meantime,
however, we have heard some vague rumors of
grand illuminations, flag-dressings, fireworks
and so forth which are to be eet off, displayed
and take place here to-morrow evening, provid
ing it is elear and tbe big prooesaion move*
during tbe day. Mra. Fox ia patriotic, and h«
will do it juatice.
De Walden’s Benefit.—Mr. DeWai
<l<n, tbe author and aetor, ia to be the recipient
of a grand presentation benefit at the New Bow
ery, next Wednesday evening. What is to be
presented we are not informed, buhtbat it will be
a brilliant dramatic entertainment in all of its de
tails wo are well assured. Miss Kate Newton
and Mr. George Boniface, whose presence on the
East side boards seems now indispensable, will
appear together, with Mr. J. B. Stndtey, of the
Old Bowery, and Messrs. Frank Brower and
Nelse Seymour, of Wood’s and Bryants’ Min
strels ; then add to this the services of the excel
lent stock company of this establishment and
tbe necessary accompaniment of an extraordinary
bill ci dramatic fare, and you will have the whole
thing iu a nutshell. Mr De Walden deserves,
for past services, a good benefit, and we trust he
will receive it.
Barnum’s Museum.—To morrow, the
gif at one thousand dollar sensation drama, by
Miss Laura Keene, will enter upon its third
week, which, of itself, is quite sufficient proof of
its success, without any further comment from
us ; so, feeling fully satisfied that the public is
as well aware of its merits as ourself, we will not
say further upon the subject, except to advise
any one who may, perhaps, not be so wise, to go
to Barnum’s, and by that means learn if public
opinion is not correct. _ The other particulars of
the bill here are, that the great ” Dancing Gi
raffee.” by Tony Denier, will again come before
the public—that tbe great spiritual humbug of
the age will be expressed by Dr. Van Vleck, prac
tically showing the ballot test, the blood-red
writing on the arm, spiritual rope-tying, answer
ing sealed letters, etc., etc.; and the many other
curiosities here, each and all well worth an hour’s
inspection.
Jlellkr and the Gyges. —The Gyges
has been the sensation at Heller’s during tho
past wee k, and is likely to continue,a sensation
for many weeks to come. It is the last and new
est wonder of this age of marvels; and is pre
cisely that which the announcements state it to
be—a discovery by means of which a man, or any
number of men, can instantly be rendered invisi
ble. Though the effect produced is strangely
weird and phantasmal, there is no phantom in
tho case. An actual man, with all his cioth“a
on, and hie boots besides, is wiped out of sight
in a moment, and restored to view just as instan
taneously. No trap-work, nor any vapor is used.
Tbe very ray of light which illumines the min,
seems to dissolve him into nothing; or to thin
him down so partially, that you can see another
man through him if one be standing
Mr. Heller introduces this wx'raordinary effect in
a dramatic sketch entitled “Tartini's Dream,” in
■which he enacts the part of an old Frenchman
so wondrotisly well, that why Heller done not go
upon the stage and become our best of light co
medians, is only to be answered by supposing
him to find magic a more remunerative art. Tho
part of the dissolving demon is played by Mr.
Charles Lawrence, who developes devilish pro
pensities which fully entitle him to be utterly
exterminated by the Gyges. And “to Gyge” a
man will soon became a common phrase when
ever we wish to express that he is present, but
not to be seen. Among other novelties which
Mr Heller has introduced in his performances,
is a musical burlesque on the piano-forte desig
nated on the bills “A Boarding School Young
Lady’s Music Lesson.” It is ludicrous enough
to set the house roaring, and clover enough to
receive a unanimous encore.
Alfrsd Burnett at Dodworth Hall.
—This gentleman made his bows to a New York
public on Monday last. His entertainment is
one which is likely to prove highly successful;
as much so from its originality as from the hap
py blending of many attractive features. Mr.
Burnett's changes ot character are accompanied
with changes of feature which are positively
marvelous. He has a face as flexible as that of
John Owens, and humor enough to be a rival to
Artemus Ward. None who have attempted the
same soit of entertainment have been so quick
in transforming themselves so completely. At
one moment Mr. Burnett is an old Irishman
from tbe county Cork; the very next moment he
is a handsomely attired lady in satins and silks.
Hie recitation of the “Preacher of Hepsidam”
and that of the “ Moneyless Man” excite uproar
ious merriment. They are quite gems in their
way. Mr. Burnett has made a hit in New York,
and will rapidly acquire a reputation for being
the most talented humorist we have had for
years. We hear that he makes a change of pro
gramme to-morrow night, introducing new ele
ments of fun.
Van Amburgh & Ci»’s Menagerie.—
The ensuing will be the last week but one of Van
Amburgh ft Co’s Mammoth Menagerie, an insti
tution which has afforded the public, and especi
ally the rising generation, better opportunities
for acquiring a practical knowledge of zoology
than have ever before been presented upon this
side of the Atlantic. This is an establishment
which, from the first, has 'been ooudaoted with
the utmost degree of liberality upon the pari of
the management. The menagerie building was
fitted up, without regard to expanse, in such a
manner as to allow the largest crowds to inspect
every department of the vast collection at their
leisure, and without discomfort; the display of
beasts and birds, which last Winter was univers
ally acknowledged to be tar superior to anything
of the kind previously seen in thia country, ths
present season has been greatly augmented,
scarcely a week passing without the arrival of
some new “object of interest,” while, notwith
standing the enormous increase in the daily ex
penditures, the price of admission has been kept
at the merely nominal rate of twenty-five cents.
Van Amburgh & Co will not retara' to this citv
fox several yeais, and if there are any who have
ttotjewn theix really superb coUecifoa, they wit

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