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Sunday f&dUicm. Sept. I’7.
Fcx’s Old Bowery presents a new
Irish drama, of which report epeaks highly. If
it is produced with the same taste and judgment
that generally stamps pieces at this establish
ineiit, wp bespeak a successful run. Since the
pen of Boucicault has given prominence to the
dramatic drama of Ireland, the world has awoke,
as from a elamher. and betraid in the stories of
the green Isle subjects worthvof the highest
range of dramatic art. Writers of ability are
now taking hold of everything worthy to bo
treated, and are mating a hat vest for themselves
and the managers. “Cruse Dha Rhug,”or “He
Of the Red Hand” is the title of tho naw piece we
Want to call attention to, and if the piece is as
attractive as the title, manager Fox will coin
dollars cut of the old Celtic tongue. Just at the
present time the excitement about Ireland is in
tense, ard therefore any drama that represents
to the American people the historic events of
that ccutity will be favorably received.
Nfw Bowery Theatre. M?. Eddy
has delighted the patrons of this establishment
during the pest week with line delineations of
the htrces of the drama. The style of Mr. Eddy
is manly and energetic, and in scenes of a pa
thetic character we know of few who can so thor
oughly excite the sympathies of an audience.
He will appear this we.k in a new drama in five
acts, tienslated from the French and adapted to
the American stage expressly for Mr. Eddy, en
titled. ‘ Life and Timts of Richard III.” The
Beenes and incidents of ihis play in no manner
resem'les those in Shakspere’s and Cibber’s
plays ci the same name, but are occurrences in
the life of Richard untouched uv any of our Eog
glish dramatists. The piece will be produced
with a strong cast of characters, new and beauti
ful scenery painted expressly for this drama,
gplend'd tableaux, and grand panoramic and di
pramic pictures.
Biknum’s New American’ Museum.—
The new Museum is no less popular than was
the old, and is certainly more inviting and com
fortable in every way. The audiences hare been
large, ard very enthusiastic in their praises of
the house, the company, and the animate curi
osities, since the opening. Mr. Barnum has
added another saloon, making, beside his lec
ture-room, six in all. In this saloon he bason
exhibition the Log Cabin built by our late la
inented President in 1830, and in which he re-
Bided for two years. The admirers of Lincoln
can sr-o by an inspection of this interesting curi
osity bow small a beginning had tho fortunes of
him’whose “fame is of the world a part.” To
gether with this there is the usual 100,000 curi
osities, the three tallest giants in the world, the
Sohemian glass, olowers, the largest fat woman
living, the prettiest Circassian girl, etc. Another
hew spectacular drama, emitted “Sadak and
Kalatrade,” will be produced on Monday in a
style ot the utmost magnificence, with a female
light guard of beautiful and fascinating girls,
Who will go through military evolutions on the
Herrmann at the Academy of Music.
I—The astonishing dexterity of the famous pres-
Aidigitateur, Herrmann, has drawn excellent
houses during the past week. Some of his
tricks are really perplexing, and if he did not
inform the audience that they were all the re
eult of sleight-of-hand, we should be almost
tempted to ascribe to him a too close intimacy
With bis Satanic Majesty. One ot the most
Wonderful of all his tricks is that of the bird
cages—one filled with canaries the other empty ;
the empty cage is hung on a slender rope over
the beads ot the audience, while the favorite
Magician of the Sultan stands at the rear of the
stage, holding the cage in which are the birds in
Ibis bend. At a word the cage leaves his hand,
and goes " we know not where,” and the birds
are twittering and chirping in the lately empty
eage. How it is done we don’t know, and shall
not attempt to explain. Then the way in which
tiandkerchiefs, watches, eggs, etc., disappear
and re-appear is amazing. Gentlemen suddenly
discover silver half dollars growing in their nose,
-Bars and eyes ; and pocket handkerchiefs are
pulled from between shirt collars and necks;
and wai ches that men suppose they hold in their
hands are found man entirely different part of
the bout e. The amused and perplexed audi
ence In w that there are no spirits allowed in
that house, still they; cannot be convinced but
that the “ devil’s in it.” An entire change ot
nrogr<muio is advertised for this week. Mr.
Herimaun promises to explain to his audience,
lifter eaih performance, two or three tricks,
artier.; which will be the celebra’ed “ ring
trick ’
J,l i. c Ex raordinaby.—We visited
the Ac .demy of Mus.olast evening, and, we can
aa-ur our readers, were amply rewarded with a
thci < i r h < reat as well as a reminder that our city
is fan' beginning to fill with the elite of society; in
deed we have seldom met so fashionable an audi
ence aeei mbled in one theatre. The subject of the
pregitu me was magic, but not the magic we
are accustomed to find retailed by the numerous
little jugglers who, from time to time, visit us.
fierncsin gave us scientific magic, taught us
magic was an art as well as a pleasing decep
tion. We saw this celebrated prestidigitateur do
marvels with hie ten fingers, and even with the
fingers cf his audience. He made silver to flit
nnsirn through the worldly ether, and coma
Obedient to his call. For this alone, we should
advise our government at Washington to nego
tiate with him at once. He caused birds to seek
a clore cage, and enter of themselves, a curious
freak, by tho by, of the feathery tribe. In short,
tie did everything others could’ not do ; and for
once in mr life we must confess we felt ourselves
very near io that black individual called by mor
tals OM Nick.
Bti'z’s New Hall.— The success
Which has attended thus far the performances
)Df Signer Blitz, Jr., is the best proof of his abili
ties as magician and ventriloquist. An interest
ing fraisiro of his entertainment is the Learned
Canary birds, than which no more surprising
spcc.u i-ns of animal intelligence have ever been
Exhibited, to a New York audience. Not satisfied
With the excellent bill of entertainment offered to
Xhe public, Signor Blitz announces that at the
end of each performance this week he will pre-
Isent to hie audiences two gold watches, two sil
ver urns, two silver tea and coffee sets, and many
Other rich and valuable articles. He will give
two maiiuees—one on Wednesday and the other
on Saturday.
The Bull-Frog Exhibition.—This
Hovel * xbibition proved a. great success. The
lecture of Mr. Frank Cahill was instructive and
amm. ug, treating of the frog i n his relations to
the other members of the animal kingdom, his
capacities as a musician, and his peculiar suc
culence as an edibie. Tha largest frog was
•‘Fighiii g Joe,” and the smallest the “Little
Oorpcial.” One of them named “The Emperor
of Bushes” was a bloated aristocrat, of an
orarge color, hump-backed, and weighed about
two pounds.
The Hippotheatron will re-open on .
the 25th lust. During the time it has been
Clcstd, ithas undergens an entire re-decoration
ana a universal refitting. The elite of the eques
trian la otession have been engaged, and a stud
ofhcAtis procurrtd which report speaks of as
superior to anything ef the kina ever exibited in
this ci y.
Mci-eum of Anatomy —The student of
physiol; gy, the man of leisure, the moralist, and
all wl • take an interest in the laws of being, can
here fir.rt objects of absorbing interest and mat
' ter ior deep thought,
Hany Seymour is doing' “Quasi
mod/’ a> the Opera House, Columbus, Ohio. “Barry
Seymou , ’ says tlie Ohio State Journal, "is the most ver
satile tet- r who has ever graced the Colamb as boards
Coming to cur city uuheraled and an entire stranger
■without iiiy' ot those flaming announcement bills, which
Sronn.se *o much and so often fail, he has performed won
ers and presented a most varied anti attractive series of
periorruarces. With his Richard Hi. we were strack
particularly; with his assumption of teat difficult role, and
•especially whh so many paesates from the original text,
a convir ciair proof of the assiduity with which he has
Studied Sbakspere.”
John Owens’ re engagement at the
Adelphi Theatre, London, and tne reproduction of Solon
Bhingle, has proved much more successful than his first
effort, ana he has met with more hearty applause as his
audiences began to understand and appreciate the char
acter. It has attracted during tne worst season of the
year, ar.o iu the midst of the most exciting election held
In England for thirty years.
Mits Charlotte Thompson played
••Madeline, the Belle of the FauboureJ’to a very crowded
house «i Saturday. Jan. 9th, in tne Paittburg Opera House,
the was to have played a new piize piece, called “Brin
ca,” on last Monday night.
“ Loudon Asbtirance,” with Mr. Wil
li*m Warren as Sir Harcourt Courtly and Miss Kate Denin as
Lady bay Spanker, ” has been the attraction at the Bos
ton Museum the past week. The Boston papers speak
highly of Miss Denin’s acting.
Mies Louise Hawthorne is re-en
gaged st Mrs Conway's Park theatre, Brooklyn, aid wi'l
make her first appearance on Monday night as Maria, iu
the “ hchool for Scandal; Tuesday, Lydia, in the “Lave
Chase;’’ Wednesday, Geraldine in • Green Bushes.”
Mies Fanny B. Pace and Mr. D.
Ilanchett commenced an engagement at the new Nash
wille Theatre on the 4th lost., where they were favored
■with a full house, “ Love’s Sacrifice” being the opening
Wm. Castle, of the Castle-Campbell
Opera Tioupe, has been lying sick in Chicago for the past
threr weehs, and is still in that city. He has entirely lost
his voice irom weakness, an 1 is unable to join his com
Mis. Methua Scheller continues at
the Rochester Opera House, where she has created a very
sreal sensation, and, notwithstanding the intense hear
has fllltd the house with large and fashionable audiences.
Mrs. John Drew finished her series
Of performances at her own theatre, the Arch Philadel
phia, last week. “Rosedale” has been revived. Edwin
Adams succeeds Mrs. Drew, opening on the 18th inst
The Holliday street Theatre, Balti
more, ran the “Ice Witch” until the 16th. This week
•‘Arrah na Pogue” is to be produced, with Glenny, of
Jflblo’s Garden, in the character of Shaun.
Dan Setchell commenced another en
gagement at Maguire’s Opera House, Ban Francisco, on
August 15th, and was greeted by an enthusiastic bat not
jreiy crowded audience.
Mark Smith played an engagement
last week at the National, Cincinnati. On the6th he ap
peared as Haversack in the “Old Guard,” and Mark
Chase in “ A Roland for an Oliver.”
A new South End theatre in Boston
fa to be erected on the site of the late Apollo Garden—
the work of demolition on which has already begun. It
fa to be named the “Continental.”
Mr. Fiske, comedian, who has just
Closed his season at Halifax, N. 8.. leaves for New Orleans
on the 22d, having been engaged by Mr. Floyd for the Va
Adelaide Phillips’farewell benefit m
San Francisco took place at the Academy on August 17th,
When cne appeared aa Resina in the “ Barber of Seville.”
“Lucrtzia Borg’ia” was presented at
the Arndfmy of Music. Pan Francisco, on August 10th.
with Brambilla in the title rC<e, lor the flrat time in tiui '
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Watkins are
announced for a short season at the Assembly B>iil<Rngs,
Philada'phia, in their unique and comic entertainment
Matilda Heron was performing at
Nashville. Tenn., last week, but the people there de not
set m to appreciate her talent.
Miss Kate Ptnnoyer, the danseuse,
has met with great succoss at Fora’s Holiday street
theatre, Baltimore.
The Ntwaik (N.J.) Theatre opened
for the season on the 4th inst. with the drama of “ O’Neil
the Great,” which was well mounted, dressed and acted.
The Opeia House at Columbus, O do,
didagcod business last week with L. P. Barrett as the
etar aud “ Roseda e” as the piece.
Glenn’s Opera House, Norfolk, Va.,
was opened fcr the season on the 2d inst, under the man
agement of Sam Glenn.
The Buckley Serenaders are per
forming a musical affair ealled “ A Trip Through Central
Georgia,” which is much lauded by tae Borton press.
Camilla Urso, the famed lady violin
-Ist, saiied last week in toe China, for Eucooe. for the pur
pose ef filling a professional engagement of two years.
Stephen Massett, better known as
“Jeems Pipes.” the bong writer and humorist, is still
* ‘ Drifting About.” He lectures m Rochester next week.
Manager T. E. Mills, of the Academy
of Music, Milwaukie, Wis. opens his house for the Fall
ard Winter season on the 2d of October
The Old Theatre, Pittsburg, Penn,
has been doing a good business for the past two weeks
with J H. Hackett as the star.
Mrs. Julia Deane Hayne played in
Great Salt Lake City on the 11th of’August, to a densely
crowded house.
The famous German soubrette, Ot
tibe Geree. is expected to appear soon at the New York
Stadt Theatre.
The Metropolitan Theatre, Indian
apolis, Ind., opened on the 4th inst, with F. S. Chanfrau
as the star.
A. Ward, Showman, has been speak
ing his piece of “ Adoo” in Washington during last week.
Raynor's Christy’s Minstrels did
well in Music Hall, New Haven, Conn., Sept sth and 6th.
“ lhe Streets of New Yoik” contin
ues to draw good houses at the Boston Theatre.
Heller, the magician, was at the
Front street theatre last week.
In deciding cases of assault and bartery, the question of
cause and effect is never discussed—-the effect is seen In a
pair cf discolored eyes, a rip rap lip, or a Grecian nose
transformed by effect into the Roman senatorial bridge.
The cause of this effect, which is visible in wounds anl
bruises, and putrifying sores, and bandaged-up heads, like
exhumed Egyptian mummies of forty centuries ago, and
the loss of hair enough among the female sex to make
water-falls for all creation, forms in such cases the sub
ject of inquiry. Somehow this hot weather has produced
an epidemic in the chimney comei. There have been
family jars enough to keep one court alone employed iu
deciding family bickerings. Why there should ba more
quarrels, and domestic broils in the dog-days than there
is in winter, we leave or others io decide. The following
are specimen bricks of quarrels that occurred the past
week In the chimney corner :
Mr. and Mrs. Schneider have kept fcr years past a house
of fashionable bad repute in the Eighth Ward. Between
theft and immorality, the twain have made a fortune;
but there in that little word, lies the rub. Madame hires
the premises, hires the girls, draws the profits of shame,
and banks the same in her own name, and keeps Herr
Henry as a pensioner. Mr. Schneider would like to have
a say in the income of the establishment; she won’t
have it He has, however, his way with the girls; and
this annoys Mrs. Schneider. This naturally makes her
jealous, and also mad; and like a worthy frow
she frowns down all such liasons with her depend
ents. Mrs. Schneider has often called Mr. Schnei
der to account; high words between them has been the
result, which terminated in Schneider planting hts bunch
of fives between the eyes of Madam. The effect can be
imagined—it needs no description. Twice has Mr. Schnei
der been arraigned in this Court for assaulting his wife,
twice has he been convicted, and twice has she pleaded
fer a suspension of judgment—on both occasions has he
been permitted to go on his parole. This last occasion
jealousy being the cause—she received a terrible pound
ing, and she obtained a warrant for her husband’s arrest.
When Officer Crocker went there, Mr. Schneider was not
in, but Mrs. Schneider was, and she asked him to keep
the warrant in his pocket lor a day or two, to see it he
didn’t do better. The officer didn’t see it; if she wanted
to withdraw the complaint, she would have to go to
court; both would have to go there ; and he them
to come next morning They failed to go to court next
morning, and, passing the house in the afternoon, the
officer stepped in to execute the warrant but there was
nobody at home. When he reached Jefferson Market,
there was Mr. and Mrs. Schneider, standing before the
magistrate, the latter all dabbled over with mud aud
blood. The husband, in the interim, had committed ano
ther assault on her. The judge was fishing for evidence
to commit both for keeping a disorderly house; but,
unlcrtunately, the officer that made the arrest had
only been on that beat one night, and knew
nothing about it. Mr. Sehneider was then com
mitted for trial for assaulting his wife. At the trial, Mrs.
Schr eider said her husband was drunk all the time. Last
Friday she said he was drunk and he kicked her out of
bed. Mr. Schneider said it was a base conspiracy. Mrs,
Schneider, he alleged, wanted to get a divorce, that he
was pvrftctiy willing she should have, bat he did not
want to lose his mjney as well as his wife—while wanting
to ehove him off she wanted to clutch his money. His
wife could go to Oil Creek if she wanted, but he would
ratter go to the Penitentiary than let her have his money,
and there he went for four months. The proprietress of
this lewd house, instead of making application fer a
divorce, will, for the next four months, be boring the Gov
ernor for his pardon.
The motive for the assault in this case is hardly so clear.
The defendant, John Gallagher, was a fair specimen of
the men he works with, a caulker, rugged, hard fisted
and blunt. His wifq, Mary Gallagher, was of his own age,
dressed plain, even to the waterfall, which was unassum
ing. She said she had been married to her husband
eighteen months, and for the last two months it had been
a continuous assault and battery. It was beat, beat, beat,
morning noon and night. Once she had him arrested
before, and she begged him off as he promised to do
better. The officer that made the arrest said
when he went in the house he found Mrs. Gal
lagher all covered over with blood, and her hus
band comfortably ensconced between the sheets He
said the neighbors gave him a terrible hard name.
When the officer heard a verdict of guilty rendered he
seemed tar more elated than Mrs. Gallagher. Wonder it
that M. P., is a bachelorf The prisoner himself set up a
curious defense. He said his wife was not his wife—he
only lived with her as wife, she was a prostitute. He had
lived with her a year, but he had often tried to shake her
off, but she wouldn’t go It was no use in him getting a
divorce, he thought, when he wan’t married, so he gave
her a punch once or twice but she wouldn’t take the
hint. But to get even with him she broke open his trunk
and robbed him of $l3O. That riled him and he gave her
a slap. That was what she wanted, cause co have him
arrested, so that she might sell out his kit and take up
with her new affinity. There might be truth in this
assertion and it might be a tissue of li«s. If true, Mrs.
Gallagher has a month to perfect her arrangements ; tha
is the time to which John is consigned to the Peniten
The connubial blits of this pair is far from that enjoyed
by our first parents before fig tree leaves were meta
morphifed into breeches by Adam. The parties to
aetkn have been wedded together about fifteen years.
Both are Germans, but have been a long time in this
country, and have three children. At the time of the
great draft excitement when a sound substitute was
worth bis weight in currency, he enlisted, got a big boun
ty gave it as he says to his wife, set her up in
“von pig pizziness,” and shouldexed his knapsack,
and campaigned on many a bloodless field. While absent
from his frau he sent her every cent ho drew, except a
few spare stamps which he reseived to buy killikinick.
Obtaining his dircharge, he expected—ray, dreamed—of
the soldier’s return, and in fancy pictured the welcome
he should receive. Hope told a flattering tale. In his ab
sence he alleges she fished up a better Fisher than him.
She was in business now, and did not care for him ; in
deed, she would like to be rid of him, but she could not
bring her paramour to the house, and the next best thing
was to meet him at unreasonable hours Thus was the
story of the husband told, and although he believed it all,
he condoned the offenre, hoping to win her affections
1 back again. Nay, more; he says she told him she had
1 two living husbands in Germany, but if he believed it he
j forgave it, and made Mrs. Fisher’s house his headquarters
1 fourteen hours out of a hundred and sixty-two. On the
1 other hand, Mrs. Fisher said much that her husband said
was true, but much more of it was fabricated. She
charged Mr. Fisher with adultery. She charged him
with being habitually drunk; with only giving her four
teen hours out of the week, when ho was helplessly drunk,
and “ no good to nobodythat he had beaten her twice;
that he wanted to get her to leave the store, and then
bring in the woman he was living with, who had a child
; by him, but she would not do it, hence the assault. A son
; of the complainant and defendant said his father was in
bed about half past eleven on Sunday night, when his
mother came in His father wanted to know where and
I with whom she had been, when he was sassed. Hard
words followed, and he got up and gave her a push, and
she tried to stab him. Guilty—judgment suspended.
This was another case of domestic infelicity. The hus
j band was a Frenchman, and while laboring under the iu
t fluence of liquor, or excited by jealousy, or both—the lo
cality (Church street) is none of the best—he beat his wife
, in a frightful manner. When the officer entered, the bed
on which Mrs. Orsini lay was a perfect pool of blood. The
cries of murder led the officer up to the room; but she
i was so weak and faint from loss of blood that she could
hardly speak. He asked her, however, if she would
i make a complaint against her husband, and she said she
would, then the officer undertook to make the arrest.
. When the case came up for trial, she refused to appear to
prosecute, and the title of the suit changed. It became
Policeman Charles A. Keegan against Charles Orsini. The
officer said when the wife intimated to him that she
would make a complaint against her husband he went
and arrested Orsini, who broke from him and ran to the
bureau and took out two long knives. (The knives, regu
lar earving-knives, blades a fcot or more long, were pro
duced in court). As soon as he got the knives he threw
i them at the officer as if they were javelins, and had either
struck him, they would have pinned him to the wall.
They were either thrown wide of the m»rk in bls excite
ment or the officer dodged, as they failed in their pur
-1 pose. The officer clinched his prisoner, and a fight of a
few minutes duration ensued, in which Orsini had to sue.
j cumb to the locust Orsiri’s defence was that his wife
was subject to fits, in which she often screamed, and that
when a pent? era an made hia an pc a rance in hi* ladv's bed
chan-ber, he became excited snd forgot himself. Officials
on c fficial business must bt> respected. Orsini was con
signed to the penitentiary.
This is e. very common case, and a very common occur"
rence—mors shame to our race—that of wife-beating.
The stcry cf the complainant, Catharine Like, is a long
tale of cruel treatment at the hands of a brutal husband.
The husband earns money, partly supports his wife,
drir ks the balance, the rum sets his brain on fire, then ho
becomes a demon, and teats all in tho house. And, after
all, wbat does the wife say ? The following brief scene
speaks for itself:
Judge Howling.—Tb&t is your husband l
Judge Dowling,— Do you wish him punished ?
WtaneM —I with him to promise to do better.
Judge Dowling —Where he stands now he will promise
Witness.— lt is for the children’s sake, not mine.
The prisoner made all sorts of promises, and was dis
charged ; a.nd most likely her forgiveness will be requited
with stabs in place of blows with the fist.
The singularity in this case was the fact that Ellen-
Coyle, the defendant, was charged with stealing a trunk
containing clothing from she complainant, Bernard Coyle.
She said she was Mrs. John Hagan. John said if sho was,
then he u anted his glasses She had stopped in the house
with him, and nursed his children, and had done a little
bit of nursing for him since he came from the war, and, to
show ihat he was not married to the prisoner, he handed
up his discharge in place of his marriage certificate. This
worthy couple were ceiled out of court in double-quick
This was the same old pitiful tale. The wife said her
husband John did nothing for her support or the support
or her children. Sho old not care so much for the support,
she could provide both for herself and her he pless young
ones, but she could not stand being beaten and being
driven out in the street at unseasonable hoars. Last
Sunday night she had to leave the house and could not
get into it till Wednesday, and then entrance only was
obtained with the aid of a police officer. Hogan was sent
to the Peniientlary for two months.
Tbe above are only a few of the many cases of wife
maltreatment that came up for adjudication this week in
the Sessions. There is the same an average every
week all the year round, so that it is evdent there is wi e
beating here as well as in England. A glance, however,
at the names tolls for itself the nationality of the contes
tants this week.
Firb Matters.—The new Board of
Fire Commissicners have been vigorously pushing
through the large amount of business on their hands
during the week. For the uniform of the newdepart
n ent, it has been decided that the Chief Engineer shall
wear a red flannel shirt, made double-breasted, with turn
over collar; dark blue pilot-cloth fire coat, in length to
reach to and not below tha knee; with pantaloons of the
same material; white fire-cap of the present
style.with white front, and a device upon it of a steam fire
engine, with the words “ Chief Engineer” in the arch
above, and the initials of the wearer under the device,
and lettering to be in gilt. The Assistant Engineers shall
be uniformed the same, excepting the word “Assistant”
instead of “Chief” upon the caps. District Engineers
also the same, excepting the word “ Engineer” only being
placed in the arch above the device. The uniform of
Foremen and Assistants of Engine Companies shall consist
of blue flannel shirts, double breasted, with turn-over
collars; dark blue pilot-cloth fire-coat, in length to and
not below the knee, with pants of the same material;
black fire-caps, of the present New York style, with white
stitched fronts, and black letters ; the letters “ M. F. D.”
in the arch of the front, with the title of their position
immediately underneath on a straight line, tho number ol
the company to which they are at ached in the centre,
and the initials of the wearer at the bottom. The steam
engine stoker and driver shall be the same in every
respect, excepting the color of the cap front, which shall
be on a black ground, and the letters in white. The pri
vates’ uniform shall be the same in all respects as the
steam engine driver and stoker, excepting the title of
iheir position shall be omitted. The uniform of officers’
and members of Hook and Ladder Companies shall be the
same in all respects as these of Engine Companies, except
ing the cap-fronts, the addition to which shall be a device
ot a hook and ladder crossed. The drivers’ fronts shall
be of a red ground, with white letters, lettered in the
same manner as those of Engine Companies. The pri
vates’ fronts shall also be on a red ground, with black
lettering the same as those of Engine Companies. The
Chief Engineer is to see that these regulations are carried
into effect as fast as companies are organized by the
Board. Resolutions were adopted organizing Metropoli
tan Engine Company No. 8. to be stationed iu tbe house of
Hose Company No. 51. East Fifty first street, John H. Van
Tat eel, foreman; Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Com
pany No. 2, to be located in the house of Hook and Ladder
Company No. 16, corner of Lexington avenue and Fiftieth
street, Andrew J. Brady, foreman ; and Metropolitan
Hook and Ladder Company No 3. to be located in the
house of Hook and Ladder Company No. 12, Thirteenth
street, James Tlmoney, foreman. Resolutions were
adopted in favor ol an engine company being organized
in tlie house of Engine Company No. 24, at No. 279 West
Twenty seventh street, to be designated as Metropolitan
Steam Fire-Engine Company No 3; and recommending
that an engine company be organized as Metropolitan
Steam Fire-Engine Company No. 18 and located at No. 26
West Tenth street.
lhe following communication from Peter Y. Everett,
Assistant Engineer, is indicative of the spirit with which
disorderly conduct in the new service will be looked
.New York, Sept. 15 1865
Elislta. Kingsland, Chief Eng inter of the Metropolitan Fire Da
par Intent:
Sir : 1 hereby prefer charges against Engine Company
No 11 and Hock and Ladder Company No. 6, iordisordor-
Ij cor duct on Broadway, on the evening of the 14tn ins;.,
while returninc from an alarm ofllro iu the Eighth Dis
trict. wmen resulted seriously to » member of eno latter
company. Respectfully,
Petkr Y. Everett, Engineer M. F. )).
Tbe communication was referred previous co final
A Wife Killer in Brooklyn.—An
inquest was held in Brooklyn, last week, which deyel.
ooped the following lacks : Franklin Mills, a man of about
thirty years of age, born in Ireland, and au engineer by
occupation, was employed as engineer in the office of the
Brooklyn Eagle, and lived with his wife in the fourth
story of the building Nos. 30 and 32 Fulton street. On
Monday night, this man, who for years has been outrage
ously jealous of his wife, a very quiet, well behaved wo
man, returned from the theatre at about 11 o’clock, and
soon after began a quarrel with his wife. Her screams
were heard Dy two persons in the vicinity, as the mean
souled wretch was beating her upon the head and body
with a heavy stone bottle The result of the blows caused
the rupture of a blood vessel in the abdominal cavity, and
two physicians were called in. They could not save her,
as she was slowly growing weaker from the internal
hemorrhage. Before 2 o’clock she was dead, declaring
with her last breath, and calling upon God to witness her
truth, that her husband struck with ths bottle. The in.
quest showed that Mills was a refugee from the South, a
very passionate man, and almost daily in the habit of
beating his wile. He was held to await the action of the
Grand Jury, and is now in the County Jail of Kings
county. There was once a law in Great Britain that a
man could beat his wife provided he used a stick no bigger
round than his own wrist It has long been repealed, but
the English and Irish appear to consider their rights in
this regard about as good as ever.
In the same godly town, a man named James Gorman,
a stout blacksmith, was placed under bonds for beating
his wife, in the Ninth Ward. The wife, Margaret Gor
man, is far gone with the consumption, and it is alleged
that her busband beat her almost to the verge of death.
The mother of Margaret caused Gorman’s arrest for assault
and battery. Gorman is a native of the United States,
and is one of the few natives who find it necessary to lay
banes upon a woman in unkindness. A woman takes a
husband for better or worse, it is true ; but there should
be some stringent enactment against the prevailing cus
tom of beating wives.
Homicide in ihe First Ward —A Ca
nal Boatman baor Dead.—A fearful tragedy was enacted
on Friday morning in a porter house kept by William
Kehoe, at No. 29 Coentles slip,which resulted in the almost
instant killing of Frank Billargan, a French Canadian
boatman. He was shot through the head by Kehoe,
while ejecting him (Billargan) from his place. There had
been considerable ill feeling between Kehoe and deceased,
growing out of the fact that Kehoe had attached a canal
boat belonging to Charles Le Clerc, a friend of deceased,
for non-payment of board. The deceased had frequently
made threats against Kehoe. It appears th<*. about six
o’clock on Friday morning. Billargan and two fellow
boatmen entered the saloon and quarreleiMvith Kehoe,
who ordered them to leave the place. The 3>en refused,
when Kehoe attempted to eject them. In doing so he was
resisted by Billargan, who drew a knife and threatened
to stab Kehoe. The latter then drew a revolver and fired,
the ball entering the left side of Billargan’s head, caus
ing death in a few moments. Kehoe immediately sur
rendered himself to the Fourth Ward Police, and said he
had acted in self-defense The body of Billargan was
taken to the First precinct station house, where Coroner
Wildcy held an inquest. At the coroner’s inquest, held
on Friday, Edward Stevenson testified as follows : “ I
am a bar-tender at No. 29 Coen ties slip ; at about five
o’clock this morning I opened the place ; deceased and
two others came into the place shortly afterward ; they
said they had been drinking, and asked for ” that of a
,” meaning the prisoner ; they were talking about
shooting and “ getting even ’ with the prisoner; one of
them, Lewis, said that they intended to have blood ; the
three went cut together ; the prisoner soon came into the
saloon ; the three came in again, and talked to tho pris
oner about a board bill ; the prisoner, at length, told
them to go out of the house, as he desired to have no fur
ther talk with them; they refused, and threatened to cut
him : he then went behind the bar and took a revolTtr
from a drawer, and, backing the party up behind a
screen fired ; I went outside and saw deceased lying on
the sidewalk ” Other testimony was taken which sus
tained the alter which Coroner Wlldey sub
mitted tlie case to the jury, who rendered the following
vercict: “We find that Francis Billargan came to hi*
death by a pistol-shot wound at the hands of Wm. Kehoe,
on the 15th day of September, 1855, at No. 29 Coenties
slip.” Kehoe was thereupon committed to the Tombs to
await the action of tbe Grand Jury.
That Extraordinary Dock Race.—
If two fast homes, in order to test their relative speed,
should, instead of the present usual custom of trotting
over a race course, have their respective tails tied to a
stationary spring balance or “indicator” ot some kind,
with which to measure the force they could each put
forth, and if somebody or some kind of a machine were
to jot down the number of kicks from each heel, it would
! not be a bad illustration of the present “ race” between
the Algonquin and the Winooski. The public are getting
tired of this controversy, and the longer it lasts, under
the present circumstances, the more difficult beeomes any
j accurate decision on the real question in dispute. The
; two engines have been running for several days at the
dock, foot of Delancey street East River, on a kind of ex
periment, to determine what was known just as well be
fore they commenced, and the real trial has not yet been
entered upon. Large numbers of people have been pres
ent to witness the trial, but most of them have become
disgusted with the bickerings and delays. Mr. Dickerson
wants the wheels cf the Algonquin to b.ave less “ dip,” or
some of tbe buckets taken off, in or>er properly to work
off the steam the engine* are adapted for. So far the Al
gonquin has had on a head of stqp.m averaging from sixty
tofc’x y-five pounds per inch, and the revolutions of ho%.
paddle-wheels averaging nine or ton revolutions per min
ute. The Winooski has had from twenty five to thirty-fiva I
pounds cf steam, and the revolutions of horpaddlo wheel j
have averaged from twelve to sixteen revolutions per
minute. It however, that the Winooski has burned
Very much more coal than the A gonquin. Thus far it
seems that the Winooski would make much the bust time*
but that the Algonquin would run perhaps twice the din
tance on the same amount of coal, and neither party are
willfag to submit to a trial which will make plain the par.
ticnlar superiority of th® other.
Keichum and Jenkins in Court— '
They Plead “Not Guilty.’ - —Edward B. Ketcham was 1
arraigned on Thursday, before the Court of General Ses
sions on eleven indictmenss for forgery and one forem- ?
bezzlement At tho same time, Jenkins was arraigned on
two Indictments for embezzlement. Both walked up to
the tar with firm step Jenkins seems to have lost hte
sprightllness, and' a lassitude seems to have crept over
him. He is much chaaged by his imprisonment. His
cheeks are thinner, and he looks careworn and weajy
His beard was about two weeks old, and of a lightish hue.
With Ketchum it was very differ?nt. Whilo Jenkins
grasping the bar which separated him from the Judge 1
(Russell), half reclined upon it, Keichum stood upright, 1
and watched the faces of the different speakers with J
eagerness, yet seemed to care very little either for the 1
place or the circumstances, appearing much more anx
ieus than ashamed or afraid. Through his counsel, Judge *
Allen, he waived the reading of tne indictments, and
pleaded “not guilty ” Jenkins else waived the reading
of the indictments Upon being asked for his plea as to t
guilty or not guil’y, his c- unsel, Judge Stuart, replied K
that he plead “not guilty,’’but that tne plea was made j
on the stipulation that it might ba withdrawn if counsel t
saw ft:to rutin a demurrer. District Attorney Hall ac- ]
oepted of the condition with pleasure, for it was always
his custom, if a demurrer failed, to demand judgment.
The trial of both Ketchum and Jenkins was fixed for the
October term. 'y ’
Central Park Yesjerday.—The mag- ’
nificent ?air, brilliant but not burning sun of yes ’
terday and the fact that it was music day at Central }
Park, called out a very large attendance In point of
numbers the throngs have rarely been exceeded, and the 1
unconquerable Dod’s never ble.w notes lass brassy or
made music more full of melody. There were thousands
after the concert that strolled off amid the quiet pa hs for
a glimpse ot nature as she appeared under her keepers. 1
One couple, benighted, bewildered aud ruthlessly failing <
to avoid the grass, were kindly escorted to an agreeable <
exit by Officer O’Hearn, of the Park police, and thence
reacted citydom again tired and faint, but happy. The
Wednesday concerts, which consist of a varied pro- <
gramme from a. cornet band upon the Lake, are now fully ;
attended. An afternoon’s stroll through the Ramble, ;
contemplating its quiet beauty, the clear notes irom the
Lake musically blending with the welcomes of nature,
constitutes a stratum of enjoyment not to be ligntly ap
preciated in the brick and mortar existence of city ex
Disgraceful PkvcekdiaGs—Ou Wed
nesday afternoon a lot of fellers over in Klug’s county*
most of whom have their fangs on the public Treasury in
some thape, went to Flatbush Penitentiary to attend a
Supervisors’ meeting Subsequent to adjournment, tlie
Supervisors and tho outsiders brought up at the hotel of
Eicks Post, in the town of Gravesend. There a portion of
the crowd became noisy and druuK, and while in a state
ot incarnate ginnery, the proprietor of the place was bad
ly beaten, his son thrown bodily through a window, and
the bar-room put in a state of chaos. Two or three men
got badly choked, and the whole affair was disgraceful in
the extreme. Six months in the Penitentiary ia the sen
tence of the community.
The hottest September weather for
many years has been experienced in this city thus far
this month. At Delatour sin Wall street, the thermome
ter, in the shade, marked as high as 86 on the first day of
the month, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of
the past week, at 12 o’clock, the mercury was up as high
as 83 c ach day. In 1864 the range for three days was from
63 to 70; in 1863, from 70 to 76; in 1862, from 73 to 78; iu
1861, from 69 to 75; in 1860. from 61 to 72; in 1859, from 74
to 76; in 1858, from 69 to 73; in 1857, trom 69 to 74; in 1856,
from 73 to 83—one day only in 1856, at the same period
equally warm with what we have had in the past week.
A difference of three or four degrees does not look very
large in a weather table, but the difference it make* in
one’s feelings when the mercury is already so high, is
Poetical Weather Writing.—A city
item in the Tribune of Friday contains the following piece
of poetical rhapsody : “ The winds will not blow, and the
rams will not descend ; but the air continues to hang
heavily from the scorching sky like a thick vail against
one’s face, with a sense of semi-suffocatlon that commu
nicates itself to the mind and soul, until you can find no
difficulty in believing the rankest form of Galvanism, and
having all id?as of right and wrong, of baauty and de
formity, utterly confused. O, for a gale from the Arctic
Seas I O, for a homo in Siberia, aoid a couch on a floating
iceberg! O, for a spell from the Polar Witch, and an
endless bondage to the monarch of Eternal Snows I O.
for ihe dear society of Dustleida, in the old Norse legend,
who wooed her lover to her gleaming arms, and with her
kisses froze them into statues of perpetual ice 1”
The Dog Days.— Why 'that portion
of the year which is warmest, and in which the canine
species are most persecuted, is called “ Dog days,” is
something we don’t exactly comprehend, and it would
be almost useless to*inqaire. But this we do learn, that
during the “dog days,” just passed, four thousand seven
hundred aud ninety-five canines have gone to per ambu
late to that bourne from whence no dog traveler returns.
Nearly five thousand barkers have been engulfed by the
pitiless waters of the sea, and “Tray, Blanch and S.vcet
-1( art, rest calmly, untroubled by the price of dog meat,
fearless now of tin-kettles, disturbed no more by that oth
er dog around the corner, and careless how much Tom
cat next door encroaches upon the domain where onco
they were monarchs. This destruction of dogs has cost
the city $2,304, and considerably enhance! the price of
The Veteran’s Pic-sic.—The Con
gratulation Picnic of the Veterans, which took place at
Jones’ Wood on Tuesday, proved a success in every way.
The grounds wore crowded, and the utmost good feeling
ai d pleasantness reigned throughout the day. The “ boys
in blue” understand as well how to enjoy themselves, and
tho way of making everything agreeable to their friends,
as they did how to make things very disagreeable to their
enemies. Nothing occurred to mar the pleasure of the
day save a few drops of rain; and we doubt if a more
well-behaved and respectable audience ever visited Jones?
Wood than that which assembled there last Tuesday.
Attempikd Suicide of a Catholic
Pbixst.—Mr. Peter Hamill, a Catholic priest of Newbury
port, Mass, endeavored to terminate his life onWednes
d ay, by cutting his throat, while on the cars coming from
Boston to this city. He was extremely violent, and great
ly alarmed the passengers. He was finally secured, and
brought to Bellevue Hospital, where he now lies in a very
critical condition. There appears to be no doubt of his in
sanity. _____________
Open tor the Season.—Jones’As
tenibly Rooms, having been refitted and put in elegant
order, are once more open for engagement. Those wlsli
irg to engage rooms for weddings, suppers, balls,etc., can
have dealings with no mere gentlemanly and accommo
dating roan than Mr. Jones.
The Populauon of Jersey City.—The
taking ef the census of Jersey City has just been com
pleted, and gives as the present population. 37,361, being
an Increase of 8,105 since 1860, when the total number of i
inhabitants was 29.256.
The Fire at Njblo’s Theatre.—Jas.
McDonough, who was charged with having fired Niblo’s
theatre, on the 21st of May, was honorably discharged on
Tuesday, he proving that he was in Washington at the
timt of the fir*.
Naw Yohk, Saturday, Sept 16, P. M.
in the money market has been very plenty for some
weeks, and the rate of interest to banks is from 4& to 6 per
cent., the lowest rate only with the best securities. Owing
to the large business being dene in every branch of bust
ness there is considerable call fcr discounts, and as there
s a lull in speculation in Wall street, this demand is read
ily met at prices varying from 7to 10 per cent. This
greatly facilitates the transaction of our large exchanges
now and removes all immediate possibility ot any finan
cial crash, though the copperhead journals, true to their
former .proclivities say that the present promising condi
tion of commercial and aoney matters will result in
overtrading, and “next year” we shall surely have the
kng predicted “crash.”
have excited little interest during the week, and those
having money to invest think it safer and more profita
ble to put the same into some branch of commerce. The
Jlailroad Stocks particularly are counted “soft,” aud
lhe leading shares—Erie, Michigan Southern, Cleveland
and Pittsburgh, and N. Y. Central have declined a little. ,
Probably most of the railroad and miscellaneous stocks j
sold at the Exchange, are now selling at very nearly j
their full value, and the business is mostly done among
bickers, so that their profits are small, and they are only
making money off each other. The great end of pres
ent speculation L’to make some panic by which prices
will be put up or down, and the now very
who have been burnt several times, again indaeed to buy
stocks. The “outside” proper have not been in the mar
ket for some time, and it is doubtiul whether stocks can
be put up enough this Fail to get them in. Erie, at 86, is
net a safe stock—though it will probably go higher, there
is not a Wall Streetman wflio’dbe in the least surprised
to see It down to 45 or 50 again. The public do not begin
to know of all the smash ups taking place, as there are
many, in which no Jives are lost, that never get into the
columns of the newspapers, and these eat up the profits
of stockholders.
The prospect of a
which everybody is looking forward to, does not seem
very near at present. It is quite likely that the next Re
port of the Secretary of the Treasury will show a positive
reduction in cur National debt, though very small, and
this fact, if he should at tbe same time be able to throw
some of his surplus gold on the market, would reduce the
premium so largely as to 'make a return to specie pay
ments almost feasible. Of course, that would, not drive
out of circulation our greenbacks, and Congress would
provide seme means by which they could be funded if the
people chose. It might be a violent change, but should
1 Congress pass a law necessitating a return to specie pay
ments, the Secretary of the Treasury could very well
carry it through.
would then be the severest sufferers; but they have made
enough to suffer a little loss now, and when the trial is
I over they will be stronger than before. With our beauti
tul paper money redeemable on demand, in gold, we wll
i then have a currency for the uses of commerce and the
protection of the artisan, unsurpassed by any In tU
world. The number of Native*! B&nkg fir estab
lished throughout the country, is hardly less than one
i thousand, with & capital of four hundred millions, and a
circulation of less than twtffiundred millions.
of this port has grown since May far beyond the anticina
tions of the most sanguine, and helps in a large measure
to make up for the inactivity in f.he foreign trade, conse
quent upon the small stores of grain And provisions at
present or likely in the future to be hare. From Norfolk,
Petersburg, and Richmond, Wilmington, Charleston, Sa
vannah, Mobile, New Orleans, and ttie Texas ports, the
arrivals are more frequent, and the trade more promis
ing, than for any period previous to the war. The class
of vessels in this trade has much improved'.-
notwithstanding the large number of unemployed sailors,
have been raised, in consequence of their combination,
from thirty to forty dollars per month. Ths*number of
landsmen desiring to ship in any capacity is very large ;
but shippers have such a selection of good sejwaeu that
they can hardly be prevailed upon to take a green-hand.
In the former history of New Orleans, before war
times, when the levees were lined with vessels leading
with cotton, sugar and molasses, for foreign ports*, tho
papers made out on the Ist of September in each year a i
report of the commerce ot the city. The past year has
been cf more interest than any former similar period,
embracing as it does the opening of the era of peace and :
a disfranchised industry. Of cotton—the great staple-’-
the receipts at New Orleans- for the nine months ending
with the close of May, were - only 64,000 bales, or less than i
the receipts for one week in the ordinary o'.d-time busy
season. For June, July, end August, however, the re
ceipts have increased to 271 ;000—still less than they were ‘
before the war, but more than four times what they were
the nine months preceding. This amount of cotton has
not been retained in New Orleans but we have felt its 1
influence largely in our own market, to which much of it <
has been consigned. The sugar, molasses and rice sup- <
plies have fallen off from their former large proportions t
to a very insignificant trade ; but the enterprise now at 1
work in the Southwest, before the season for another crop 1
comes around, will place New Orleans much in advance 1
of its former position. We now value their products ]
much more than we did. before the war, and they also 1
receive greatly-augmented prices for the same. <
A number of English railroad men, headed by Sir Mor
ton Peto, the great English Railroad King, as he 13 some
times called, are now traveling West, to have a look at
our railroads and the natural resources of our country,
ostensibly for an examination of the Atlantic and Great
Western Railway, built by English capital, but probably
their real design is to look out for the most profitable line
of investment in the industry of this country. Tnere are
reasons for supposing that these English capitalists have
a strong inclination to put their money in the Pacific
Bailroad enterprise, and make it, in connection with their
present line, a complete chain irom the Atlantic to the
Pacific. Such an enterprise will, no doubt, be quite as
profitable to them as it will be advantageous to our.
The activity in the wholesale markets for the past week
has been but moderate, and the- changes in prices are
very slight The prolonged warm weather has had a
meat beneficial effect upon what remained of the crops to
be affected by it. The wheat crop is small as expected,
but the amount cf corn raised is beyond precedent, which
will help to lessen the price of flour, as well as go a long
way toward giving us cheap pork. Compared with the
prices a week ago, to day’s quotations show a slight fall,
ing off. Suj: erflne State Flour is held at 56 90@$7 30; and
s9@slo 90 for best Ohio; Southern Flour is not much
sought after, and the price is from $lO 50@514. In Rye
Flour and Corn Meal the sales are small. Rye afloat.
State, is selling at $1 per bushel. Corn is selling at
86@89c. per bushel Oats are a liftle higher, selling
from 50@54c.. Pork is slow of sale at $32 25 ’ for
new mess per bbL, and $29®29 50 for prime mess. Plain
Mess Beef sells at s9@sl2, and extra at sll@sl4. Butter
is ste dy at 24@33c. for Ohio, and 35®43c. for Slate.
Milks O’Reilly is hot in favor with
our neighbors of the Leader. Miles gets a left
handed notice of a column and a half in length
in yesterday’s issue, in which he is described as
“ a stout, red-laoed rascal, rather above the
medium height, and about thirty-two years of
age.” Somebody will be apt to “get Jessie” in
the next number of the Citizen.
There is a Monroe doctrine among
men, but a Munroe one among women. Their
doctrine is, that no one can exist without Jaquas’
Extracted Perfumes for tho Handkerchief, that
are sold by A. Munroe, No. 162 Broadway.
These perfumes are essential to comfort.
It is reported that Mr. Eiwin Booth,
the actor, is to be married the coming Winter to
a young lady of wealth and fortune.
Heimbold’s Highly Johcentrated Com
pound Fluid Extract Buchu is a certain and
safe remedy, pleasant in taste and odor, and im
mediate in its action in all diseases of the Blad
der and Kidneys, Gravel, Dropsy, Female Com
plaints, Organic Weakness, Obstruction of Urine
and all Diseases of the Urinary Organs, in every
form, whether existing in male or female, and no
matter of how long standing.
For Medical Properties of buchu, see Dispen
satory of the United States.
See Professor Deweb’s valuable works on the
Practice of Physic.
See Bemarks made by the late celebrated Dr.
Fmysick, Philadelphia.
See Bemarks made by Dr. Ephraim McDow
ell, a celebrated Physician and Member of the
Roj al College of Surgeons, Ireland, and publish
ed in the Transactions of the King and Queen’s
See Medico-Chirurgical Beview, published by
Binjamin Travers, Fellow of Royal College of
See most of the late Standard Works of Medi
Physicians please notice—J make no secret of
Helmbold’s Concentrated Compound Fluid Ex
tract of Buctu is composed of buchu, chubebs,
and juniper berries, prepared in vacuo by H. T.
Hilmbold, and sold at his Drug and Chemical
Warehouse, No. 594 Broadway, N. Y.
No man can fully appreciate the in
fluence of a capital bath and a shave till he goes
through the operation at Rafter’s. Now Rafter
is an artist in every sense of the word, He
seems to know by intution just what you want
and he does it so cleverly that he makes you his
friend. We need hardly toll any of our readers
that Batter’s is located in
French’s Hote, just opposite the Dispatch office,
in Frankfort street.
The fact that the Summer season is
over, is shown by the increased crowd which
daily assembles at 8, H. Cbook’s popular Hotel
and Dining Saloon, No 74 Chatham street. The
I proprietor has made the most extensive arrange-
■ ments for the Fall and Winter campaign, He
; has arranged fora fabulous supply of the good
I things of life. From the fact that he is one ot the
, largest purchasers in the city, Crook can always
! command the lead in the market. This fact “ac
counts for the milk in his coooanut.”
Charley McCarty has made a deci
ded bit in opening his “Sample Biom” at No.
13 Chatham street. In the first place he is just
in the right place for business, while in the sec
ond place he and his popular assistants know
just how to please the people. It does us good
to see the politicians and office-holders round the
City Hall, devouring his splendid chowder daily,
and washing it down with the capital liqars to
be found at his bar. The “ Sample Boom” is a
sort ef neutral ground where Democrats aad
Bepublicans meet on the most amicable terms.
Tammany ites, MeKeonites, Mozarters. Badicals
and Conservatives, all agree to bury their funds
long enough to refresh the inner man at this
popular resort. They have discovered that
Charley only deals in the best the market affords,
and they “ go in” accordingly.
An Old Nurse for Children. —Don’t
fail to procure Mbs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup
for children teething. No mother who has ever
tried it will consent to let her child pass through
this critical period without the aid of this inval
uable preparation. Gives rest to the mother
and relief and health to the child. Cures wind
colic and regulates the bowels. 35 cents a bot
Albert Crook, he who manages that
popular dining saloon, No. 195 Washington
i street, has recently had the good fortune to be
able to extend his bill of fare with some extra
good things. This was needless. He always
has a greater variety than most of his rivals.
Kekdall’s Amboline. —This popular
preparation for the hair is rapidly growing in
popular favor. As the country merchants come
in for their supply of Fall goods, the demand for
the Amboline increases. This tells the whole
story. It is a prime article, and the people know
the fact all over the country.
Gentlemen’s Hats—Fall Fashion—
for 1865, are now ready for inspection and sale
at Espsncheid's, Manufacturer, No. 118. Nassau
Tee fashionable Hair Dressing,
Shaving and Bathing Booms of Froch, corner
of Broadway and Dey street, is one of the insti-.
tntions where things are done in a, s.yle of tha
utmost elegance, and with dispatch.
Go to Cbook’s, No, BS Bowery,
for your
Breakfast. Dinner and Tea.—L'&S.,
Trusses, &c.—Marsh & Co.’s Radical
Cure Truss office only at No. 2 Vesey street. Also,
■ Supporters. Suspensory Bandages, Silk
Btos&ings for Varicose Veins, Shoulder Uraoss,
eto. A M&s attendant.
, 1,16(J Broadway.—Dr. Hartley’s In-
stitute for the special treatment of affections of
the Ear, Catarrh, and Throat Diseases. No ad
-3 rance fee required. Consultation free. Calls re
seived between the hours ef 10 A. M. and 3 P. M,
HoUBE-FuitisisHiHG Goods, refrigera
tors. and every article wanted by housekeepers,
always on hand at Bassboad’b great Cooper In
stitute Emporium.
Agua de Magnolia.—A toilet de
light I The ladies’ treasure and gentlemen's
boon 1 The “ sweetest thing” and largest quan
tity. Manufactured from the rich Southern
Magnolia. Used for bathing the face and per
son, to render the skin soft and fresh, to prevent
eruptions, to perfume clothing, &o.
It overcomes the unpleasant odor of perspira
It removes redness, tan, blotches, &o.
It eure>3 nervous headache and allays inflam
It cools, softens and adds delicacy to tho skin.
It yieMa a subdued and lasting perfume.
j. It euros mosquito bites and stings of insoots.
It contains no material injurious to the skin.
Patronised by Actresses aad Opera Singers.
It is what every lady should have. Sold every
where. Try the Magnolia Water once and you
will use no other Cologne, Perfumery, or Toilet
Water afterward. Dbmas Babnes & Co., Pro
prietors, Exclusive Agents, New York.
The most democratic institution in
the city is Fbank Legget's dining rooms, Nd.
48 Chatham street. Here yon wfil find mer
chants, clerks, judges, policemen, editors, print
ers, politicians, etc., all miscellaneously jumbled
together. The best of order always prevails not
withstanding the cosmopolitan character of the
houeo. The surroundings of the place seems to
put everybody on his good behavior, and the
waiters, by their polite attention, make this one
of the most desirable places down town to get a
dinner. We need not speak of the quality of the
edibles served- These speak for themselves.
GLOBE □, U. D. F. and A. M. —Regular
communication every Friday Evening, at Giaeou’s Build
ing, cor of Broadway and Thirteenth street. GEORGE
K. NICHOLL, M., No 55 Beekman street. John W.
Coombs, Sec’y, No. 189 Broadway.
MONTGOMERY a, No. 68, F. and A. M.—
Regular Communications. Ist and 3d Wednesday Eve
nings, at Masonic Temple, at 7% o’clock OOOPER
CRAWFORD BROWNE, M., No 259 East 55th street
Jamks Gibsow, Sec., oor. 30th st. and 10th avenue.
LEBANON □, No. 191, F. and A M—Meets
Ist and 3d Thurse ays of each month, at No. 594 Broad
way. JOHN R CURRAN. M. H. Thomson. See.
EXCELSIOR □, No. 195, F. and A. M.—
Communications every Tuesday evening, at Gibson’s
Buficing, corner of Broadway and Thirteenth street.
GEO. W. RaY, IL, No. 305)£ Broadway. Josiah Par
kin, Sec., cor. of white and Centre streets.
ZSCHOKKE o, No. 202, F. and A. M.,
regular communications Ist and 3d Thursdays, at Odd
Fellows’ Hall (Gothic Room, 3d floor.) JOSEPH KAY
SER, M., No. 84 Bowery ; F. Sanborn, Sec’y. ; No. 119
Second street.
O'STXC TIE O, No. 272, F. and A. M.~
Regular Communication Ist, 3d and sth Tuaadaya,at Ma
sonic Temple, at 7y 9 O’clot* K LEON ABBETT, M.; Sil
vester Sigler, Sec , No. 177 Grand street.
CONTINENTAL o, No. 287, F. and A. M.—
Regular communications Ist air 13d Tuesday EvonlnjpL
at 7)£ o’clock, at Masonic Hall Nos. Bi7andßl9 Broad
wav. WILLIAM C. BENNETT. M .-Residence, No.2T
West 21st st Albert Thrhunx. Sec.
CRESCENT o, No. 402, F. and A. M.—Reg
ular Communications 2d and 4th Mondays, at No. 8
Union Place. WM. R. ME BRI AM, No. 42 Front st
Wm Y. Taft, Sec., No. 44 Horatio st.
CLINTON □, No. 453, F. and A. M.—Regu
lar Communication Ist and 3d Thursday Kvenings of
every montn. ar 7)4 o’clock, at No. 8 Union Bauare,
M. B. CHAMBERS, M. Henry Ellkac, Sec.
FORMAL a, No 523, F. and A. M.—Next
Regular Communication Monday Evening, Sept. 4th, at
Nc. £94 Broadway, at 7)4 o’clock. THOS. W. UOWDIN,
if.. No. 20 Ann street. J. G. Abbe, Sec’y.
ST. CECILE O, No. SGB, F. and A. M.—
Regular communications Ist, 3d and sth Tuesdays of
every month, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, at No. 594
Broadway. FRED’K WIDDOWS, M. David Graham,
Fkcm Refreshment to Labis.—We
have before us the September number of the
“ Masonic Monthly," as usual full of interesting
and instructive matter. The reading article
under the above caption, contains much whole
some advice to the Craft, on the resumption of
their labors after the customary cessation of
work for the heated term. We command the fol
lowing extract to the attention of New York Ma
sons :
“ What has been the great tendency of the
Masonic Institution for the last four or five years?
That which has been most manifest, is one of
rapid growth and numerical increase. Many
have hastily concluded that this was & sign of
health and prosperity. Much rather has it been
a symptom of disease, a foreshadowing of mis
fortune to the institution, and our wisest and
most prudent brethren have begun to perceive
this. On every side they are sounding the cry
of alarm, proclaiming that while we think all is
well with us, the enemy may be in our midst to
injure and destroy us; that while our extended
pioportions, our increased bulk and weight in
point of numbers may, to the superficial, betok
en a robust condition, to the thoughtful it may
be an evidence ef our weakness and decay.
"We take our stand with the alarmists. We
would that each member of the Craft could hear
and would heed our voice. We would warn evory
true Mason to exert himself to stem the current
which has been steadily flowing for several labor
seasons past. ‘ Masonry, which was meant to be
exclusive has become popular.’ Our gates have
been crowded with applicants for admission, and
the great majority of them have been admitted.
In nearly every instance it has been only neces
sary to ask, for reception to follow, to seek the
entrance and to find it, to knock and to have our
doors opened, in fact our doors have seldom been
closed. Thousands have been permitted to en
ter our lodges within the last four years who
never previously throughout their fives gave
the matter a thought. They became infected
with the prevalent mania, and must become Ma
sons, Wc would ring this word in their ears and
in the ears cf the older brethren—that a very
large proportion indeed of these accessions are
no more Masons to-day than they were before
they crossed our threshold for the first time;
that a large proportion of them cannot be made
Masons by the most cunning masters of the Art;
that they have not in them the material out of
which true Maeons are or can be made; that
they have no part or parcel with us ; that their
ceasing to call themselves Masons would confer
an infinitely greater benefit upon the Craft than
their continued profession of the art Masonic;
that they are an element of disease in our midst,
and that it has become a question for considera
tion, not whether it is expedient to admit any
more of them, but how we can get rid completely
of many that are now among us.
“Mistaking the great demand for Masonic De
grees, and the universally full employment of
the lodges in entering, passing and raising, as
evidences of prosperity, too many among us have
rejoiced when we should have wept. We have
gloried in onr shame. It is nothing less than a
desecration of our rites to render them as com
mon as tho commodities which can be purchased
in the markets. Initiation into Masonry could
bo obtained for a price, the price was deemed
reasonable, the demand arose, and the lodges
zealously entered into the business of conferring
degrees. We say the business of conferring de
grees, as the making of Maeons is an entirely dif
ferent thing. The whole of the regular time de
voted by our regulations to labor was taken up
by this business, and did not prove sufficient.
Tho lodgts could not supply the demand in the
uiual way. Special meetings were resorted to as
an expedient to rid the lodges of surplus work,
and the hours of labor had to bo prolonged from
early evening to early morning to avail even for
this purpose. Every candidate was in a hurry.
Waiting the usual time was out of the question.
Dispensations to increase the velocity ot the ma
chinery were demanded, and Grand Masters lent
their willing assistance to the process, and the
work went gaily on. Masters of lodges, in many
instances, boasting of the number of can
dates whom they had introduced. Committees
had no time to make thorough investigation,
which was not indeed called for, or scarcely ex
pected, and, as a consequence, thousands have
entered within our portals with whom we did not
want and cannot have any association. This has
been deemed prosperity 1 Let us have no more
of it. Let a speedy stoppage bo placed upon it.
Infinitely better would it be to the Fraternity not
to introduce another candidate for the next ten
years than to continue working in the style
which has prevailed so long.
“ Have the Degrees of Masonry a meaning ?
Are the ceremonies valueless ? Or do they, or
should they not, stand for that which they were
intended to symbolize—progress by degrees in
the development of a higher form of life and
character, running parallel with communication
by degrees of more and more Masonic Light.
The latter they should be, or they are less than
nothing. The latter they should be, or they are
solemn mockeries, and their obligations more
weights to sink into depths of moral degradation
those upon whom they ar® imposed.
“In the opening season of labor let the lodges
go resolutely to work to stop this mad gallop
after Masonic Degrees; keep their committees
up to a strict accountability; look favorably
rather than frowningly on a free use of the sav
ing black ball; steadily decline to hurry, in com
pliance with the importunities of candidates
without or their imprudent friends within; ask
for no dispensations to confer degrees in lees
than the constitutional time; hold no spacial
meetings to clear the docket; teach candidates
to wait on Masonry, and that it is no part of the
office of a lodge to wait on them or hurry for
them ; take time to work and do all work well; if
neceeeary for this purpose, even limit the work
to a smaller number of candidates at a time than
the regulations permit; return as soon as possi
ble to the old, staid ways of the fathers, and re
serve as much of the time of the lodge as possible
for lectures and instruction in Masonry, so that
those who may have been hastily made may
have an opportunity to brighten up, and that all
may learn as they advance those things which
the Degrees are intended to teach. Let the
lodges act up to this advice in the spirit of it, and
they will, by bo doing, repair a considerable
amount of the injury they have all suffered from
during their past career of overgrowth ; rapidly
assume a condition of genuine health and
. strength, and soon be, ab'e to throw oft', without
' I violent effort, the UDmasouic material which has
i found its way into the walls of our edifice, and
. I which, if permitted to remain, may osuse Uost
, walls to crumble kwl feM to rtoa ”
The Masonic .Bodies at Ooltmbvs.—
We continue our acoo. xn t from last week. Tha
election was held on Th.’trsday, resulting in the
choice cf the following offi> e ra:
Sir Henry L. Palmer, of Grand Master;
“ Wm. 8. Gardiner, of Dep. G, Master;
“ Jno. Q. A. Follows, of La., G. Gon ;
“ Kent Jarvis, of Ohio, G. C»V- Gen.;
" Geo. W. Beit, of Mo., G. Sen. W.;
“ H. G. Ranney, of HL, G. Jun. W.;
“ Jno. W. Simons, of New York, vf- Tress.;
“ John D. Caldwell, of Ohio, G. Recorder;
“ Geo. G. Munger, of Ky., G. Stand. B.;
“ Ezra L. Stevens, of D. of 0., G Sword B,;
G. W. Prescott, of Minn., G. Warden;
alt of whom were dnly installed in their regneok
iVe officers by Past Grand Master French.
The legislation was rather of the negative
kind, and distinguiehed as much for what it left
alone as for what was otherwise affected. Tbs
uniform wag not mentioned, and that queatio*
may now be considered definitely settled. During;
the coming three years we hope to see the last
of the black scarf and apron in connection with
Templar Masonry. The report of the joint com
mittee which met at Washington last year ta
harmonize matters with the dissenting State
Body in Ohio, received a very emnhatic negative
which means an expression of opinion bv the
loyal Giand JCommanderies, that Ohio should
first obey her knightly vows before she oomee
into court to ask for a change of the Constitution)
A precisely similar fate met an attempt from
Massachusetts to change the titles so mat she
might re-enter into fellowship without conform
ing to the law as it now stands. In all kind
nets we invite tho recusant bodies to coms in
out of the cold, and like the great majority of •
the loyal Grand Commanderies, conform to the
Constitution as it is ; which, being accomplish
ed, we can assure them that the proposed amend
ment will be adopted ; and thus the last bone of'
contention be removed from our midst. We
trust, that the Deputy Grand Master and the
Grand Captain General, will exercise the infla
ence of tueir official positions to bring about
this much to be desired settlement of a difficul
ty, their share of which adds nothing to the dig
nity or influence of tho State Grand Bodies w’aieii
they represent. The decisions ot the Grand
Master French were all approved, but one. He -
decided that on a ballot for a candidate, a Sir
Knight declaring himself unprepared to rote
could not be compelled to do so. The Grand
Encampment held that he must vote unless ex
cused by vote of tho Commandery. His decis
ion that a majority of the actual members of a
State Grand Commandery are legally sufficient
for the transaction of business or in other
words a quorum, was at first overruled, but th»
vote was subsequently reconsidered. This legis
lation is of special interest to bodies having a
limited number of subordinates The B. E. Sir
Orrin Welch, Grand Commander of New York,
assisted by various Sir Knights, at the request
of the Grand Encampment exhibited tho Drill
which bears his name. The movements were
made with great facility, and at their conclusion
a resolution approving the Drill was unanimous
ly adopted. The forma for public devotions sub
mitted by Sir B. McMurdy, were not approved,
for the reason that our distinguished prater in
preparing them had forgotten to “ sink the
shop,” and given them an a parently sectarian bi
as strictly adhering to the formulas of the church
of which he is a priest. We do not suppose that
he had any idea of making a sectarian ritual, but
this case is only one more going to show hew
difficult it is for men to forget the bias of early
education. The remaining legislation was of a
merely routine character, and after adopting
votes of thanks to various persons, ordering a
testimonial to Past Grand Master French, and
deciding to meet at St. Louis in 1868, ths Tri
ennial Conclave was closed.
This body, which has held no meeting since
1859, was opened at 3 P. M , on Thursday, in ao
cordance with the call issued by 111. Comp.
Mackey, Gen’l G. High Priest, who was, how
ever, absent, owing to the imperative demands
of public duty. The Deputy Gen’l G. H. P.
Comp. John L. Lewis, of New York, took the
chair and presided throughout the session with
the dignity and affability so peculiarly his own.
The attendance was not as large as in the other
body, but there was an evident determination to
maintain the organization intact and to lay the
groundwork of future prosprity and usefulness.
The session opened with a lengthy and able de
bate on a preposition to rescind the emasculating
amendments to the Constitution adopted in 1859,
but owing to several of tho State Grand Chapters
not being represented, and some legal doubts, it
was finally concluded to defer action till tho next
triennial meeting, when it is probable a full at
•tendance may be secured.
Nothing was heard from the late Grand
Treasurer nor of the funds in his possession,
but sufficient revenue was paid in by subordi
nates to meet the wants of the Gen. Grand Chap
ter during the session and the ensuing recess.
The following officers were elected and installed
to serve three years :
John L Lewis, of New York, Gen. G. H. P.;
Ira A. W. Buck, of HL, Dep. G. G. H. P.;
A. T. C. Pierson, of Minn., G. G. K.
J. Q. A. Fellows, of La., G. G. S.;
John McLellan, of Mass., G G. Treas;
John D. Caidwell, of Ohio. G. G. Seo.;
Wm. Hacker, of Ind., G. G. Cap. H.;
Jas. L. Gould, of Conn., G. G. B. A, O.
On Friday evening the gallant Sir Knights and
Companions of Ohio gave at the Neil House
one of the finest banquets which in a long expe
rience of such things, we have ever seen. The
tables were most temptingly arrayed, and the
supply of good things was absolutely lavish. S r
Hemsn Ely, Grand Commander of Ohio presided,
having on his right and left Past Grand Masters
Hubbard and French, the Grand and Deputy
Grand Masters elect, and various other notabili
ties. The toasts, which were few in number,
and verv brief, were responded to by French,
Hu '
rare!; have we heard it better or more effecnreijl
andfright royally were we treated. We would
gladly mention al), but we cannot find space, and
must content ourselves with awarding a gold
medal each to Sir Z. C Priest, Sir J. Lewis
Grant, Orrin Welch, Seymour H. Stone, Goo. W.
Stone, Harry Preston, Gardner, Parker, and Bel
den, of Syracuse, Wm. B. and H. M. Hubbard, of
Columbus, Asa Smith, of Conn., et als. “AU of
which is respectfully submitted,”
A Telegraphic Blunder. —One of the
office-bearers of the Grand Lodge of Scotland,
who had to attend the recent ceremony of laying
the foundation stone of the memorial to the
Duke of Athole at Logierait, left Edinburgh with
out his cocked hat. On discovering the omission
ho telegraphed from a station on the Inverness
and Perth line to his wife in Edinburgh: “ Bond
my cocked hat with to-morrow.” Our read-
ers may judge of his consternation when, on ths
following day, his friend put into his hand, not
the missing article of attire, but a parcel of
“cooked ham,” into which words it appears ths
telegraph clerks had transformed the message.
1 Siieclal Cemmojiicatioii of Green-
Kick Lodge, No 467, will be held at theis rooms, corner
of Greene and Fourth sts.. on Friday, the 221 lust., atis
o’clock, F. AL, for work on the Second Degree. Ke ular
Communication at 8 P. M., work on the I’hird D tgiee.
Per order of DaNIEL CARPENTER, Ml or£
Amrrlttis □, tto. 535, F. and A. M.—
The brethren of Americus Lodge will assemble at Corin
thian Room, Odd Fellows’ Hall, on Friday evening 22d
inst, at 7)a o’clock. Work—Entered Apprentice D?gree,
in strict accoi d-rmce with the Stannard Work of this juris
diction. Sojourning brethren and brethren of sister
Lodges are fraternally invited to attend. By order,
H. Clay Lakivs, Sec. SAMUEL S. THORP, M.
St. Ceclic Cj, No. 568, F. and A. M.—
Special Notice.—The members are hereby requested te
attend the next regular Communication to be held at their
rooms. No. 594 Broadway, on Tuesday afternoon. Sept.
19th r at 3 o’clock. The Third Degree will be conferred in
accordance with the standard work of this jurisdiction*.
Brethren of sister lodges are fraternally invited
Davud Graham, Sec.
The Members of Pyramid o !fo. 490,
F. and A. M . are summoned to attend the regular Com
munication, on Thursday evening, to take action on art
amendment offered to the By-laws Members who are in
arrears for dues over one year, will take notice that they
wilFbe stricken from the Roll. By order of
Wm Whjcylmr. Sec. WM. BURNAP, M.
filT Eastern Star □, So. 227, F. and A. HI.
—Tee brethren of Eastern Star Lodge, No. 227, F. and A.
M.. are hereby notified to be present at a Special Commu
nication oi the Lodge, to be held at their rooms, Gibson’s
Building, corner oi Broadway and Thirteenth street, on
Monday, tho 18th Inst, at 1 o’clock, P. M , for work in tho
Third Degree. By order „
Albx. Rich, See. WM. F. DU 8018, M.
~ 4®" The members ef Delta Mo. 451, F.
and A M. are hereby summoned to attend a special
communication to De held at the Lodge Rooms, corner
oi Court and Jerolamon streets, on Sunday, the 17th, at
one o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of paving the last tri« .
bute of respect to eur late Brother, William Petrie.
By order, AARON MORLEY, Master.
Jambs Dbvancbne, See.
McwYork GlSec «f th® National Free-
Agents for the National Frkkmason.—Bro. Alexander
Rich, of Eastern Star Lodge. No 227, and Peter Waten
Atlas Lodge, No. 316. and Excelsior Lodge, No. 195, hava
been appointed agents for subscriptions to the National
Fbbumason An agent will be appointed in each Lodge in
the State, butno one will be so appointed unless he furniah
a recommendation from the Master of his Lodge as to
1 character and capacity. Subscriptions and advertisements
eceived at the office of the undersigned at No. 84 Nassau
I street, room No. 29. Office hours Ito4P. M. each day.
i "Sgrlamael R. MSrhham,
’ Ko. 194 K BOWEBY,
‘ Ttaoe <iooM above Spring st., Haw Yorlt,
k pBW plates, Ac.
1 **“l IioSVeLL, No. BROAbWAY, N. ¥•
1 KB —Swords made to order, and hung wns Prins’S
’ ON
? 6e«rge W. Bay,
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