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Sunday Edition. March 10.
the wma time, if the fire should make headway
’ against you, to protect your stair cases with your own
hoses for a time, till you have safely got out! In ex
treme cases, where escape, is only possible through
|he windows, there should in every house an am
ple supply of matresses, stuffed with hay, and laid
out so fittingly across the street, as to enable jump
ing down as smoothly as a circus-rider I One idea
Strikes me I How easily could it be done! Suppose
you form a passage between two windows of two op
posite houses on each of the upper floors by the ap
plication of two clothing lines, strong enough to hold
a basket with one passenger within I Should you be
prevented to escape over your staircase, then you
place your basket in haste on its rollers and pass over
to the opposite window I All this could be prepared
& such away as to be promptly carried out without
any confusion in the moment of danger. A leap
from a first-floor window into the street is no risk at
especially if the force of the fall is lessened by
mattresses I AU these precautions ought to be taken
because it too often happens that the fire cuts the
Ele off before the arrival of the hook and ladder
ianiea I If there could be connoting doors from
to root in case of distress, it v/Ould be likewise
desirable. I'am sir, very rcspectfuUy yours,
Eugene Aloys Wiener,
ThO Pianist, Improvisator and Composer.
IN MEMOBIAM.
AMOR J. WILLIAMSON.
r\
Uy William Colopy Desmond.
: «
When he who filled a cherished place
In men’s affections and esteem—
Who scorned save what he was to seem-
Has dosed the portal of his days.
In passing from the world, he leaves
With us a strong, abiding grief;
We him lament, as for a chief
Of honored worth the nation grieves.
And steadfast as the firm set earth
Was he we mourn to principle—
Iteved by the men who knew him well.
And honored by all men of worth.
His life was as a soil which knew
2To deadly plant, no idle weed;
' He lived a worker, sowing seed
Which into fruitful harvest grew.
Ard thbse who differed from him saw
In him no partisan, elate
In triumph’s hour with scorn and hate*
Rut one whose honor made his law.
He recognized one brotherhood
In al! who battled against wrong—
Was for the weak against the strong,
And liberty to him was good.
His glory was his country’s fame,
His pride her starry flag to see
The banner of a people free.
And stainless as an angel’s name.
His voice, his heart, his public life
Were but as one—he wore no mask;
He faithfully worked out his task,
Nor shrank discouraged from the strife.
To cheek at evil in his day.
His means were worthy of his end;
Corruption found in him no friend—
Straightforward ever was his way.
A inan regenerate of time,
Of mild but energetic mould;
A typio man the right to hold.
Who never saw in error crime.
And in the home-born charities.
Which win the prayer in secret prayed.
His was an open hand to aid
And comfort human miseries.
Such virtues are not graved in dust;
They live even when man’s life is done,
Like stars that show at set of sun.
And. to the Book of Time may trust.
I cannot write what I would say;
Expressionless of all I feel;
My signet is a feeble seal,
My verse an unharmonious lay.
This wreath, while yet the leaves are green.
Dewed with the tears of my regret,
Upon his honored grave I set,
Trusting his rest may be serene.
wm OPUBUOIff GENERAL COMMITTEE.
A. mealing of the Union Republican General Commit
tee was held on Tuesday evening, at their headquarters,
Hall, No. 600 Broadway, to take action in reference
to the decease of their late President, AMOR J. WIL
LIAMSON. The Vice-President, Charles S. Spencer,
occupied the chair. The Chair appointed a Committee,
consisting of John H. White, Nathan Kingsley, Wm.
Drummond, Allen Cooper, and Wm, H. McKinney, to
draw up a eeries of resolutions in relation to the decease
of Mr. Williamson.
While the Committee were out, Mr. Spencer addressed
the meeting as follows:
Gentlemen: It becomes my painful office to inform
yon that the President of this Committee—AMOß J.
WILLIAMSON—is (load. He died far from us, from
those who loved, esteemed, cherished him, upon soil by
him and those Iks him, made free. He Bleeps until the
angels shall awaken him from his slumbers. His toil
cbmmenceil with the morning; his rest has come with
the night.
“ which o’er him stood,
Bv Jordan’s stream, descended from the sky,
Is th nt remembrance which the wise and good
Leave in the hearts that love them when they die.”
The following resolutions were offered by John H.
White:
That the Union Republican General Commit
tee of the City of New York has received the announce
ment of the death of AMOR J. WILLIAMSON, its late
President, with emotions of proi'ounde.st grief, and in
his removal from our midst this Committee has sustained
an.irreparable loss, and our city has been deprived of the
valued services of an upright, zealous, and faithful public
servant.
That we will ever cherish in grateful remem
brance the memory of one whose integrity of purpose,
enlarged, patriotic, and unselfish views, and purity of
character in personal and political life, won our highest
sdmiratioM, and bound us to him with “hooks of steel;”
and he nas left behind him a name to be cherished and
revered with the fullest me .sure that affection can be
stow.
Resoled, That we deeply sympathize with the bereaved
family of the deceased, and we tender to them our sin
cere condolence, in this their bom of deepest grief.
Bach\'.d, That this hall be draped in mourning, and the
members and officers of this Committee wear an appro
priate badge of sorrow for thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions, duly
attested by the officers of this Committee, bo transmitted
to the bereaved family of our lamented brother.
The above resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Mr. Waldo Hutchings then addressed the meeting as
follows;
It is m1 wavs fitting and commendable, amid the active
duties cf life, that we should heed the admonitions which
death brings to our minds, and especially so when the
departed was cherished as a friend whose personal quali
ties had won our affections and deserved our respec>. I
scarcely know how to command my feelings or where-to
find adequate expression for the thoughts which crowd
into my mind in contemplating the irreparable loss which
this body has sustained m the lamented death of AMOR
J. WILLIAMSON. I know well how fervently you will
•jrmpafhize in these imperfect words when you recall
his mamy form, genial countenance, geutlo deport
ments and the impress which nature had stamped upon
his whole presence as that of a man to be loved, trusted
and admired. Perhaps it mry net be out of place if I at
tempt to depict briefly before you the career or our de-
Sarted friend. It may serve to stimulate to greater en
urance and perseverance, three who, in the struggle for
Eosition and fortune, may semetimes falter and lose
ope. while it certainly will furnish an example of what
mav be accomplished by industry and fidelity. Mr. Wil
liamson was a native of the State of Pennsylvania. He
same, early in life, to this city, wnere he has been identi
fied mta material welfare, and has contributed to in
;reasd its prosperity, and to elevate its cred 4as the me
tropolis of the continent. A member of one of the in
dustrial branches of labor, he was always ready to meet
the obligations of the citizen, and to seek by honorable
means the tuccass due to merit. Never disheartened by
adversity, nor unduly elated by prosperity, he kept the
even tenor of his life, and seemed the ends he aimed
at by an earnest devotion to duty and an unfalter
ing trust in the decrees cf a beneficent Piovidence. Ac
tive m the political duties which are essential to the
preservation of a republican form of government, he was
•tlways faithful to the principles of his party, and always
true to his friends. High-minded and generous in all
social and public relations, he was earnest, active and
persistent in the discharge of every duty which devolved
upon him, in the many private and public trusts c< n"'ded
to his management, in the severe ordeals of parry con
flicts, his indomitable energy, fidelity to principle, and
admirable consistency of purpose, gave confidence to ) is
friends and success to the cause he advocated. Ak'nd
husband, devoted father, affectionate and considerate in
all the relations of domestic life, his loss is indeed irre
parable: and while we may not intrude upon the sorrows
which follow upon the path of death, we may be permit
ted to d eply sympathize with those who are called upon
to bear so great an a filiation. In recalling the manv vir
tues of our departed friend, we can only admire his many
qualities of mind and heart, the high cultivation ox his
intellect, the excellence of his influence in the circle in
which he moved, and our sorrow for his loss finds some
alleviation in tue earnest conviction we feel that his
memory will be cherished most warmly by those who
knew him best.
A resolution was offered that upon the arrival of tho
remain.’ of the deceased, the Chair should call a meeting
of the Committee to make suitable arrangements for at
tending the funeral.
TAX COMMISSIONERS’ OFFICE.
A meeting of the Commissioners of Taxes and Assess
ments for the City and County of New York was held at
No. 32 Chambers street, on Tuesday, March sth, 1867, to
give expression to their feelings, in reference to the death
of the Chairman, Mr. AMOR J. WILLIAMSON. Com
missioner Jonathan W. Allen occupied the Chair, and
. Allan Cooper discharged the duties of Sefcretaiy. The
Chairman, after stating the object of the meeting, ap
pointed a Committee on Resolutions, of which Commis
sioner Josiah W. Brown was Chairman, who submitted
the following, which were unanimously adopted : .
We have heard with profound sorrow the
sudden end untimely death of AMOR J. WILLIAM
SON, late Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of
Taxes and Assessments; and
■ IThmat, This sad event., though not entirely unexpect
ed, occurring in the prime of his life, and at the time of
hui greatest useralness as a citizen and public officer, is a
severe calamity, as well to the public generally as to his
family and friends: therefore be it
That while we humbly bow to the Divine will,
eur hearts are filled with grief at the loss of on. who hal
5^™ < ’? dea . red « t0 « u ? th roo « h years of association, by
acts of official courtesy and of kindness and
friendship, ami we regard his death as one of the severest
dispensations of Providence with which we could have
beenvuited. Honest, honorable and upright a. a cM
ten and public, officer, kind-hearted, geJerous and for
rt’ing as a friend a man of literary taste and culture
Eis influence extended far and wide, and his death wdi
be um.ersally deplored, and regarded in this comnuiSy
as a great calamity. vvuuuumry
-J, That we deeply sympathize with the sorrow
stricken family of the deceased, and tender to them on.
sincere ."omlolence in tdeir bereavement.
ffar-A M, Ttat in tcstiniop,-ot respect for hie memory
we will attend the funeral in a body’, and wear the usui’i
badge of mourning.
Recced, That the foregoing preamble and resolutions
be published, and a copy thereof, suitably engrossed, be
presented to the family or deceased.
Resolved, That the Board of Commissioners be requested
to have the proceedings of this meeting entered in full
upon their minutes.
The Committee on Decorations were instructed to have
the office suitably draped in mourning, and a committee
was appointed to make arrangements to attend the fune
ral in a body. Mr. Conrad Swackhamer delivered a eulo
glum on the character of Mr. WILLIAMSON, and Mr.
Hosea B. Perkins, who was present, in a few brief re- ]
Burks, paid a touching tribute to the memory of the do- :
meeting thoa adiDlu ' nt ’ tl subject to the call • i
Cj,. ‘ 11
' FiBST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ASSOCIATION.
At a Special Meeting of tho First Assembly District
Union Republican Association, held at Fifth Ward Ho
tel, on Monday evening, March 4, 1867, tho following
preamble and resolutions were adopted:
lFAer«tw r Tho sad intelligence has reached us of the
sudden death of AMOR J. WILLIAMSON, Presdent
of too Union Rp publioan Central Committee of the City
and County of Naw York, a man endeared to us by bis
Katritic sacrifices for country in its hour of danger, and
is unflinching advocacy of the principles which the
Union Republican Party profess; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we, the members of the First Assembly
District Union Republican Association, in common with
’ all Union men, grieve that a pure patriot, a good citizen,
a staunch frienu. an honest man, by whose counsel and
; kind advice we shall never more be benefited, has passed
( from among us forever.
, Resolved, That in this the hour of their great sorrow,
’ we sincerely sympathise with the family which has been
deprived of its head, taken from them m the prime of
i his manhood, and knowing how little our words can do
j to heal the wound caused by the death of, a good hus
. band, a kind father, a reverent son, and a- generous
. brother, we can but nope that the memory that he did
not live for himself alone, will temper the natural affiic-
J tion of the family deprived of its best and truest friend.
Jtaorveff, That a copy of the foregbiag preamble and
resolutions, engrossed and duly authenticated by the
officers of this Association, be forwarded', to the family of
■ the deceased.
Resolved, That the foregoing resolutions be published
in tho York Pifeatth and the Tribv-ve.
, JOSHUA G. ARRE, President.
SECOTO ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ASSOCIATION.
At a Special Meeting of the Second Assembly Republi
can Association, hold March 8, 1867, th© following rasor
Introns weftfpassfcu! *-‘ ; '
fr2^4fte’h?iJ la^iP leate P ivine Providence to remet?
v • fi s ,d of usefulness and from the midst of
M^ifri en A d Kf??» r T ei> l ri^<! e JL9 w ' cifciz3n aaJ endeared
the steadfast eom
e - »dvuer, the consistent advocate of
tkerefore'bVit oa<^er * n patriotic duty;
Resolved, That we share with all who knew our friend
the B£ief occasioned by his loss; that w e cherish the re
membrance of his sterling virtues, and that we sympa
m heartfelt earnestness, with the grief of nis
affectionate family over their sore bereavement.
Reeoivea, That the example of our departed friend’s life
is one well worthy to be treasured, and although his fa
miliar form bo lost to us on earth, we fondly feel that his
noble spirit will always be near to us in the path of de
votion to freedom and in the cause of our beloved
country.
Raofred, That we take proper measures to unite with
ptnef iriends of the lamented deceased in paying the last
tributes of friendship and respect to the remains of him
who in life was loved as in death he is regretted.
ri o T. C. WILLIAMS, President.
Michal Conun, Secretary.
12TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ASSOCIATION.
At a regular meeting of the Union Republican Execu
tive Committee of the Twelfth Assembly District, Mr.
Wm. Burns offered the following preamble and resolu
tions, which were unanimously adopted:
* intelligence has been communicated
to this Committee of the death in a distant city, whither
be ’; ei l tof . ot AMOR J.
WILLIAMSON. President of the Union Republican
General Committee; and
'Sl B hig ! 1 W 1 ’ cocupied, a-, well as the
regard and esteem m which he was held, demands from
us some fitting expression of sentiment; therefore be it
Resolved, That this Committee has heard with feelings
wr? t t u sorro ' v the death of AMOR J.
WILLIAMSON, President of the Union Republican
General Committee—a man endeared to us by the ties of
friendship, and who in every relation of life marked his
c .? ur ?® w*tn probity, honor and uprightness of character,
him JyWg 6?ery po9ltion wilh his party honored
Resolved, That in the death of our late associate we rec
ognize a void in our councils which is irreparable. His
geniality of temper, untiring energy and faithful coun
,,spoke him as a man “upon whose like we ne’er
shall look agam.
Jtaoh-ed, 1 hat we mingle our sympathies with tha wid
ow and fatherless m their trying affliction, with the as
surance of our sincere condolence.
That a copy of these resolutions, duly attested,
be transmitted to the family of tha deceased.
Tauvc. m JOHN DOOK, Ch'n Ex. Com.
Jame 3 T. McGuire, Sec. Ex. Com.
20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ASSOCIATION.
A special meeting of thia Association was held at
headauartera on Monday evening, March «h, 1867, to take
action in reference to the death of Mr. AMOR J. WIL
LIAMSON. A resolution was adopted inviting the
members of other organizations to meet on the day of the
funeral at the headquarters of the Association, and at
tend the funeral in a body.
Dr. Francis A. Thomas offered the following preamble
and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
This Association has learned with the deepest
WITTTAAMnw m N ® w Orleans, of AMOR J.
Gha lf man of the Union Republican
Vb e ? Q ia,rma P o{ the Delegation of this
Association in that Committee, and for manv years
th ? Commissioners of Taxes for this city.
I^ll^ Of man ? other t?»P<»tant public trusts,
in aUcf wi-ich his conspicuous ability, fidelity to princi
aoswernnfir honesty have elevated him to the
nignect position of public esteem, and endeared his
friend? and rS& circl ® of bsrsonal and political
friends, who have so sadly missed his genial yet com
manding presence m their midst, should give expression
1 peSX’m "it 6 1 CaUSCd by thiß mournlul dis ’
-
, entenmsing and most valued citizen, the Union Repub
-5 A C a a oJ^ lty ho " e ! •’ ca P ab £ e and pliant leader, and this
_ Association its political father, while the community at
large mourns the loss of a member of irreproachable
’ tkms aCter ’ Qnd a Inode for conducfc »» all the social rela-
That the bereaved family of our departed
’7A owan . <1 orphans, receive our heartfelt
ffigwffight oj sorrow er a ‘ d be “ r Up UnJer ls
1 That, as a tribute of respect to the memory of
?n d » V separt5 epart 9 d ’. t his Association will attend ins funer
al m a body, and .hat the Secretary is hereby directed to
1 Smfl?o?d«^l°V' hl a preamble ., and resolutions to the
; New Yorttehs feTS^ publish6d
, Amxasueb BuxfsSi?? CO^VEB ’ Pr “id O pt.
TEE PRISTERS’ liSIOM.
At a msating of NEW YORK TYPOGRAPHICAL
UNION, No. 6, held on Tuesday evening, the following
preamble and resolutions were adopted:
■ wi.ertat, The members of Now York Tvpogranliieal
J n wiLT bfJsov ht s r i of ‘'if eudtten death or a'mor
j. Wii/LIAMSON, editor and proprietor of the N Y
Resolved, That while the printers of New York sorrow
; over the departure from our midst of one who was anTn
-2 ki e diy - onerous employer? a loyal
printer, and an honest man, we cannot but accept
tbtag?"ri s U eh n : U ' lnSS!!lr ‘ t tbo fiatof Himwhodoeth fi!
yvyl’t we cherish the memory of AMOR J
WILLIAMSON as one who, dying, left no blot upon his
SKS 10 " spoile r d by th® success which attend?
?n\ h 4 m d^f the rights of Kr
T £ a t Y? ? in ferely sympathize with tho bo-
Jr bitter sorrow; but knowing how
httie ability words have to assuage their anguish we can
only commend tu them the remembrance tliat he whom
’Snd nob £ ful f lled ali his duties his fellow
“shed reiutatiom hi ’ childr<m “ "W"
Several membsrs made remarks highly eulogizing the
character of deceased as a kind employer, a loyal printer
and upright citizen, and tho meeting unanimously
adopted the preamble and resolutions, ordered them to
be entered on the minutes, and a copy to be transmitt el
to the bereaved family.
EMPLOYEES OF THE DISPATCH OFFICE.
At a meeting of the employees of tho New Yobk Dis
patch Office, helU on Saturday, March 9, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopted:
14 has blessed Almighty God, in His infinite
wisdom, to remove from a career of honor and usefulness
?> Ur l < l . ow ' or s f U™ an ’ AXIOK J - WILLIAMSON long
the Editor and Proprietor of the New Yobk Dispatch?
Xt. e <i p M T r E&! he 1068 of *
That while the death of AMOR J. WILLIAM
SON is mourned as a public bereavement by all who were
privileged to co-operate with him in political and official
hfe, it is yet more deeply felt by those who, in more fami
liar personal relations, had learned to appreciate h£
tra,t! ?. of character, his constant kimteess of heart 5
Stt^fvXi^! 8 * “ all the
Tllat , w ® deeply sympathize with his family in
® reat, . loß > and refer them to that Great Power
Sthi i to s ? stain the bereaved and be 8 a
rather to the fatherless, knowing that the Beimz "whirh
tempers the wind to the shorn lamb” will give aid and
Thnt°« Sn ch j l< ?F en he has smitten.
to th? famih! Jrf Of th^ se resolutions be presented
Walk# gibout Ww.
Crandall & Co., No. 522 Third ave
nue, corner of 37th street, (established twenty
five years) Manufacturers of Patent Propellers
and Perambulators, Hobby-Horses, Goat-Wae
ons, Carts and Sleighs. Grocery Hand-carts
and Invalid Carnages made to order.
Fenianism, &c.—Do not forget Rev.
Charles B. Smyth’s lecture on “Fenianism
and Fenian Fightings, in connection with
Abuses by and in the Churches.” Argus Hall
to-day, 3 1-2 o’clock. ’
T arewell is said to bo an expres
sion that was first used to express tlie dis
tinguishing characteristic of F. A. Leggett’s
famous hotel and dining saloon, No. 48 Chat
ham street. A different meaning i 8 attached
to the phrase now, but the significance of its
original application will be apparent to every
one who has ever had a meal at that house
1 are-well at Leggett’s.
There is a sure way of ascertaining
from which state in the Unions man corned
It is by ins thinkings” and “guessings.” The
hew Englander “guessesthe men from
Virginia and Pennsylvania “think,” while the
men of this city “ know” that there is no place
where a good Sinner can be had at a cheaper
street^ 8,11 Ot S ' H ’ Cbook ’ s ’ No ’ 7i Chatham
Rafter’s hair dressing, shaving and
bathing saloon in French’s Hotel, is the favorite
resort of those who seek the most distinctive
luxury of life. Each customer is as well served
as if. he had a barber shop of his own, being 1
provided with clean towels, brushes, etc Um
der these circumstances, it is no wonder that '
ingly 18 appreciated and patronized accord- >
Trusses, &c.—Marsh & Co.’s Radical 1
Cure Truss office only at No. 2 Vesey street J
£ a o, & uPporterH’ Suspensory Bandages, Silk
Elastic Stockings for Vencose Veins, Shoulder
Braces, etc. Alady attendant. '
> *1 ♦ I
Notice.
Go to Cbook’s, No. 55 Bowcry, ’
for your 1
Breakfast, Dinner and Tea.—[Ed.
Steam Presswork—either day or q
night-work—promptly executed at J. T. Pbbs- s
ton’s power-press rooms, No. 11 Frankfort ‘ v
Street. Terms cash. Newspaper publishers i o
should send for a circular,
SEW YORK, MARCH 10, 1867.
THE METROPOLIS
PUBLIC . PARKS IN BROOKLYN.
Ma most laudable emulation of New York,
Brooklyn has resolved to have a public park,
worthy of a first rate city and a people of culti
vated and refined taste. In consequence of their
; location, these new public pleasure grounds
, are appropriately named Prospect Park, and
• possess natural advantage of a pecuiar
i character, being quite elevated, well watered,
’ and highly picturesque. The location is in tho
J Eighth and Ninth Wards, within a convenient
t distance of the built up portion of the city,
I and easy of access by numerous car routes.
For some time past, whenever tho weather
would permit, between two and three thousand
men have been employed in the projected im-
• provemente. Though it will take years to
■ complete the work, it is expected that with the
” coming summer a portion of the park will be
thrown open to the.public,
i 'ihil* this is & con»l’ mmat '' on which the people
J devoutly wish, we have no uOubt, and the work
’ being in the hands of cominissiOMH who hsve
d well and wisely discharged their duties, is an
- assurance that it will be judiciously managed
a in the future. -
e Heretofore and under the charge of the
' muncipal authorities, the people of Broooklyn
i- have been unfortunate in the matter of public
d parks. Fort Green has been given over to
prostitutes and dustmen, the City Park, on
a which Mayor Kalbfleisch, during his term of of
fice spent $30,000, is frequented almost exclu
sively by thieves and cut throats, and Union
Park has been appropriated by the neighbor
ing residents and locked up against the pub
r. lie. We hope for the sake of our good noigh
;- bors of Brooklyn that the City Fathers will
have no hand in this new onterpise.
<1 , , j
It is the duty of every man, more
especially a public journalist, to do all tho good
a he can to relieve whatever of human suffering
3 and promote whatever of human happiness
• he may. With the view to placing the moans
t of attaining these objects within the reach of
. all, we take occasidn to recommend the ser
-1 vices of Db. Von Eisenbbbu to the attention
-of any who suffer from disease of the eye or
- ear, or any pulmonary complaint. Tho doctor’s
r place of business is at No. 251 Fifth Avenue.
There are ceriain indispcnsible aids
’ to domestic comfort, which at this season of
tho year are in demand by all households to
a greater or less degree. We refer to carpets,
oil cloths, matting, druggets, &c. Personal
t experience induces the belief that there Is no
a better place in the city to procure them than
■ at Hiram Andebson’s, No. 99 Bowery. The ex
“ perience of a quarter of a century justifies this
_ assumption.
». « ♦-«
’ There will be considerable trouble
t in the Fenian camps of this city when it be
. ■comes generally known that the Rev. Charles
‘ B. Smyth intends making them the subject of
• a discourse this afternoon at Argus Hull. He
’ intends proving to them, if possible, that the
? path of the revolutionist is not always smooth,
j Let him have a fair hearing, even if he disa
grees with prevailing opini ons.
JOI 71 «
; Parlor, Library, Sitting, Bed and
• Dining room suites of furniture, in the latest
• and most elegant styles, can be procured at
! wholesale prices' from Bbaunsdoiif & Metz,
! (successors to Weil & Braunsdorf,) Nos. 125 and
i 127 Rivington street. Thrifty housewives
should make a note of this.
I o.
> Pure White Linen the result from
: washing with Pyle’s O K Soap. All first-class
■ grocers have it for sale ; and tasty house-koep-
• ers will do well to buy it.
II » ,
1 To the married, and those, about to
bo married, wo would say that for the purchase
of every description of house furnishing goods,
there is no bettor place than Jhat of E. D.
Bassfords, Cooper institute.
: Marks of Civilization Sunday
schools, newspapers, and a libera! use of soap,
! especially Pyle’s O K Soap, which is tho greatest
; improvement in soap of modern times. ’Tis
; good for the laundry, bath, or toilet, and each
; pound will make three gallons of good soft soap,
by simpiy dissolving in hot water. Sold by
grocers everywhere.
Pride costs us more than hunger,
thirst and cold. The former is never satisfied,
tho latter can be dispelled at small cost by
calling at Fox Broths us’, No. 195 Washing
' ton street.
FASHION GOSSIP FOR MARCH.
THE POETRY OF SPRING-FASHION’S FUTURE
RESIDENCE—HOW ART AND NATURE HAVE
COMBINED—THE NEW BLUE-TINSEL CLOTH
-POINT VENISE-STRAW FLOWERS AND
ENAMELED LEAVES—SQUARE BHAWLS-
FLOWING SLEEVES—BOUQUETS FOR SPRING
ETC.
Tap, tap, upon the door. ‘-Come in.” Hope I don’t
intrude,” eaid a pleasant voice, not unfamiliar to our
ears, in mimicry of the immortal Paul.
“ hot in the least.” So Mathilde swept majestically up
to the sanctum desk whereon oar arms were idly repos
ing.
“ What has oome over you ? Why most gracious Ed.,
you look the picture of woe !”
“ Most charming friend, behold the consequences of an
hour devoted to the poetic muse in a vain endeavor to
compose an ode to Spring.”
Our visitor laughed.
“Oh mistaken mortality cried she. “ Poetry in these
days of ckiynons and gored dresses! Introduce me to
your Spring.
“What does she resemble 7 She must be fashionable, if
you expect us to receive her with favor. Remember—no
voluminous drapery—for as the maid is presumed to re
side chiefly out of doors, she must wear short skirts, so
that her attire may remain undefiled by the mud and
mire of our cleanly metropolis. And no floating abun
dance of tresses. A curl or two.Jif you please, from a
waterfall adjusted upon the crown of her head, or amber
locks frizzled and kinked, in emulation of the mode we
have imported from the barbarian isles of the Pacific.”
Mathilde paused, and we hastened to deelare--
“ Enough—let us take the Spring and omit the poetry.
You have freshened our memory by your mention of am
ber locks. Embroidery of amber beads, amber colored
dresses and shoes, are the novelties for you disciples of
fashion. Then there is a lovely shade of blue known as
the ‘ Amaranth.’ ”
“ No more nou>,” exclaimed our guest, cutting short our
information. “ You must not be suffered to bury your
self here these delicious days. (Time, the last vzeek in
February.) My carriage is without, will you ride ?”
We succumbed to the temptation, beautified a little
and followed in the train of our companion, or rather
after it. Said train was of etruscan purple de sole
embosied with feather flowers, and rested upon the floor
to the length of a yard. The feather decoration extended
along the bottom of the robe and up the front en tablier.
Her toilet was completed by a peplum of black velvet, with
loose hanging sleeves over coat-sloeves, an ermine boa, a
purplo bonnet embroidered with pearls, and purple
gloves.
“Weshall take the direction of the Boulevard,”said
she, after a dash around the Park, “ for I have discov
ered a lovely spot which lam bent upon shou ing you. I
see you have little else in mind except the contemplation
of March fashions. This idea of mine is quite apropos.
It is quite as important to us to consider where fashion
locates her residences, or intends to locate, as to ponder
over her fiats about what wo shall make up for our ward
robes. At this season, you know, the metropolis begins
to exhibit signs of the annual moving fever, upon the
peculiarities of which I need not dilate. My dear Ed., of
course you have remarked that the tendency of fashion is
upward and onward. While we have been chatting I de
clare we have arrived at our destination! Look°about
you !” pursued Mathilde, vivaciously, “and allow me to
introduce you to
•SUMMIT HILL.’”
We made our bow to tho locality in question, and took
a bird’s eye view.
“Now I do prophecy that at no distant day, Fashion,
whom you well know is fickle and already wearied of her
present aristocratic quarters, will choote this site upon
which to establish her fastidious clique.”
“ Confesi that you base your piophecy upon rumor,”
said we, “ and then you will have gained our interest be
yond a doubt ”
“ Yes,” replied Madame Mathilde.
“Then,” exclaimed we, getting reafiy our tablets
“ particulars of ‘ Summit Hill’musfc find a place in our
next gossip.”
• No fairer or mere appropriate situation could have been :
selected for an aristocratic retreat. Nature seems to I
have fitted it and art to have outlined it for such an end. i
A little city of elegance, fanned by odorous breezes from i
the Central Park, whose mazy windings bound its East- 1
ern limits. Upon the West will stretch the Boulevard. 1
The cen’ral point, or pinnacle of the aclivity is 10€t:i
etreet, which is on? hundred and twenty feet above high t
water mark, and within forty feet as high as the steeple v
of Trinity. Stand:ng upon the ground, the observer a
commands a superb yfew of ths surrounding
NEW YORK DISPATCH.
it slopes gradually downward. It is proposed, if pos
sible, to open 106th etreet into the Park, and to make it
a portion of the Boulevard, whereby additional attraction
will be lent to the magnificent drive, the Boulevard, in
connection with that through the Park. At present,
“Summit Hill” ia dotted over with cheerful looking
(Brellings, gardens and grassy slopes.
“Yet,” asserts tho oracular Mathilde, “my prophetic
eye is filled with visions of its future prestige, when pal
aces of marble and brown stone shall rear their lofty tur
rets skyward.”
The order was given, and the grays trotted slowly to
ward home.
“I take the seal from your lips,” said our companion,
at length. “You may tell me about the new odor.”
As we remarked before, it is called the
“ AMARANTH.”
In Paris it has appeared in silk and satin. It is doubt
ful whether it will find its way hete until later in the
season then March. In crape, tissue and areophane, it
will be exquisite. It is brilliant by gas light.
TINSEL WINBEYS
have made their appearance at A. T. Stewart’s, corner
of Broadway and Tenth street. These fabrics represent
b new style of material for short dresses. They are warm
enough for Spring wear. The prettiest are brown, gray,
blue and purple chenes, overshot with small, glittering
arrows of silver. Plain winseys, trimmedwith fine al-
> paca braid, are suitable for March. The white Chain
} bery gauzes for evening wear are divided into plaids by
narrow lines of color. A variety of China silks have been
* opened. Checked patterns prevail, as they are intended
for childrens’ suits. s r
j The splendid old *J ’ ‘
t ' POINT LACES,
i which have been overlooked or laid aside for cluny, are
regaining favor. The most costly handkerchief of Point
1 Verdte in the lace department was S2OO. Another, with a
beautiful border of Point Venise, was SSO. In vails, the
novelties are a face vail, with peplum points fringed with
♦at. and a round vail with long tabs, to be fastened under
> the ch <n a brooch or flower. Point lace initios, to
1 i. • * . ' linen or handkerchiefs, are one dollar
’ apiece. Le ss ela.'' r^ ’ t “ ds cb “ l ’ or - \ ,
> -PEBKINS 4 BbotDEU, l '®’
! exceedingly fine sate of Poin. ' r ™ fc -. Point
. Honiton, which is likewise com::.,* 10 VO B U ’> especially
for wedding toilet. Tasteful sets of oaZ'“ riq ,^ dd eal "
broidery or lace, suitable for denu-dress, are miu Up afc
I this establishment. A large assortment of pretty vai..*
- displayed, and the usual stock of French jewelry—silver,
. gilt, jet, crystal, etc. Tho novelties are eardrops of dark
and pale amber, sets of green spar and malachite, and
artificial flowers mounted upon gilt. These are favorite
’ styles of bijouterie in Paris.
The millinery openings are reserved as usual for the
latter part of March, for which busy preparations are
1 going forward. The retail trade, therefore, progresses
but moderately. The
WHOLESALE TRADE,
’ however, has begun very briskly at the emporium of
Madame Ballings, No. 318 Canal street, whose spacious,
J well appointed show-rooms literally abonnd with the
f most airy and beautiful of Spring bonnets. This is 3 par
_ ticular resort for Southern and Western buyers. Speci
mens of her choicest ptock are as follows: A half gipsy of
white lace, sprinkled with white field daisies; a half
■* wreath extended across the brim, which rolled up both
J back and front; upon the right side, a small bouquet of
poppies, daises and grasses. A bonnet of white illusion,
sho r .vered with straw and jet beads. A vine of straw
, grape leaves, mounted upon scarlet velvet, edged with
black point, encircled it, forming a comb for the chtynon,
f bandeau in front, and tabs to knot beneath the chin. A
> white illusion, with crown of white chip, in whose folds
was embedded sprays of snow-white lilacs and purple
I hyacinths. White illusions, decorated with straw trim
mings, and black with embroidery of amber, werespeclal
) ties. Straw clusters and wreaths are much worn in Paris.
1 The most elegant of imported bonnets were decorated
. with the exquisite enameled leaves, meshed in black
} point, a mode that is at present quite rare. One of these
enameled bouquet* resembled grape leaves frosted with
emerald powder, and another imitated oak leaves and
acorns of bronze. In the composition of her numerous
j styles, Madame Railings always employs the best of lace
and other’materials.
Bonnet frames continue to be small, but the flat, round
J shapes are ignored for something that has a crown brim,
f and a small brim or cape to set like a comb over the back
5 hair. The crown is flat and sloping, and the front is only
' high enough to admit of a bandeau. White chip is
trimmed with ruches of green or lavender ribbon.
• Puffed silk and lace are appropriate materials. Illusion,
. dotted with straw, is modish. Bouquets of straw flowers
are pretty upon white silk. Strings are getting narrow.
Spence & Sons, No. 27 Division street, have fitted up
1 with an extensive stock of millinery goods.
Madame Secor, No. 907 Broadway, is busy conniving
t pretty fancies with which to deck her pleasant show
■ rooms. She has displayed her usual good taste in the
selection of materials and styles. Her imported bonnets’
’ are always very elegant, and the French flowers which
adorn her cases exceedingly beautiful. Small
PAISLEY SHAWLS.
folded in the back like an Arab cloak, or worn as a long
shawl laid loosely across tha shoulders, will be quite as
L appropriate for Spring walking attire, as sacques or
; basques. A shawl folded in the old style, with a point
in the back, looks ungraceful with a short dress. The
square shape produces points at the sides, simulating the
form of a peplum. The new line of Paisleys recently
opened in the shawl department at Lord & Taylor’s,
> NO3. 4CI to 4E7 Broadway, comprises many superb varie
, ties. Square white centres are finished with gray or col
ored borders. Scarlet and black with Persian patterns.
’ Some centres are small and differently shaped.
Two imitations of camel’s-hair in broche, are the closest
representations of the genuine we have ever seen. A
Gabrielle robe of orange eatin has just been completed in
the ladies’ department. A broad vino of black velvet
flowers, showered with jet, surrounds the bottom and ex
' tends from either side up the front of the skirt and waist.
The sleeves are ornamented to match. It is rather early
to speak decidedly of
CLOAKS.
O’Sullivan & Greig, No. 771 Broadway, are preparing
a variety of modes after the favorite imported models.
These gentlemen have a large class of patrons, as their
great experience enables them to give general satisfac
tion. At Canpbell’B, No. 898 Broadway, there will be a
grand opening of the most attractive styles.
LIGHT ALPACAS
make up nicely for promenade dresses. MoxNan & Co.,
No. 277 Grand street, are offering these goods at a sacri
fice. Calicoes, ginghams, muslins, and jaconets, may be
purchased at low prices at this establishment. Madame
Demorest’s opening of
PATTERNS,
at No. 473 Broadway, was unusually extensive. This em
porium has an unrivaled popularity. Its patrons come
not only from our own State, but from even the most dis
tant cities of the South, East, and West. Although the
weather was inclement, it proved insufficient to abate the
continuous tide of visitors who found within extraordi
nary attractions. Every available point was decked with
novelties, beautifully made designs of dresses, cloaks,
sleeves, childrens’ suits, etc.
These modes were principally devised by Madame
Demorest, whom fashion seems to have endowed with
an inexhaustible genius for conniving elegant wardrobes.
Her taste is exceedingly chaste and unique. The
best French styles were also represented. The business
of supplying the wants of purchasers, notwithstanding
the excessive demand, is conducted with precision and
dispatch. In addition to patterns, various necessaries,
such as superior corsets, shoulder braces, stocking sup
porters, and uninjurious cosmetics, are to be procured.
Pretty perfume packets, fragrant with delicate odors,
were temptingly spread to view in another direction.
For Spring robes, a flowing and a coat-sleeve are com
bined. A flowing sleeve alone is preferred for thin
materials, such as Chambery gauze and tissue. It takes
a prodigious sweep at the bottom, and is fastened like a
wing upon the shoulder. The upper seam extends only
to the elbow, and the lower part of the arm is left exposed
Well enough, if that arm chances to be round and grace
ful, and finished with a pretty hand. Otherwise, we
recommend a puffed undersleeve of tulle, or a plain one
of embroidered cambric.
The
SKIRTS
of evening dresses are still cut with long trains. The
“ Invisible Empress Trail” Duplex Elliptic is the proper
crinoline to wear with a train robe, as it produces a sym
metrica! effect, is small enough for the gored widths, and
supports the extra length, so that it does not drag heavily
upon the floor. The convenience of crinoline is unques
tionable ; although its size diminishes, still the fair
leaders will not entertain the idea of relinquishing it.
A smaller “Invisible” is worn with walking-dreases.
Either sizo can be obtained at the dry goods houses, or
at the wholesale dfyol of the manufacturers, Messrs.
Wests, Bradley & Cary, No. 97 Chambers street.
A very excellent crinoline, which can be recommended
for comfort and durability, is made by the Sherman
Skirt Co., and fcr sale at their emporiums. No. 301
Canal street, and No. 142 Sixth avenue. It is a new
patent, which has been highly approved by reliable
authorities.
And in this connection we feel called upon to speak a
little word in favor of
LOISEAU’S HOOP-SKIRT HOLDER,
which, without exaggeration, we may say is one of the
most valuable inventions of the day, and one that will
recommend itself as a neat and elegant addition to a
lady’s walking-toilet.
The odorous “ Mazvel of Peru” equals in sweetness the
delicious aroma of
A BOUQUET
of Spring violets. Sprinkled upon the folds of a lace or
cambric handkerchief, it diffuses into a delicate fra
grance that is grateful to the most fastidious tastes.
The lovely Creoles of New Orleans have for some years
used, as a favorite dressing for
THE HAIR
the “ Oil of Palm and Mace,” which is clear as amber,
and perfumed with rose and ambergris. It tends to ob
literate premature silver threads, and imparts new life
where the capillary organs are beginning to fail. T. W.
Wright & Co. have introduced it here, in company with
the “Marvel of Peru,” for the benefit of the Northern
fair sex. They are located at No. 100 Liberty street.
Each article is one dollar per bottle.
Dr. Perry has been so remarkably successful in his
treatment of the many diseases of the hair and scalp,
that his fame is widely extended. Various lotions jin I
curative preparations may bo procured at his office, ?
47 Bond street; also an able and valuable treatise u;
the properties of the hair and its adjuncts.
To command a choice among the handsomest and best •
CARPETS
of the season, it is well to be a little early in the field, be
fore the rush commences that invariably signalizes the (
Spring. At the warehouse of G. E. L. Hyatt, No. 273 <
Canal street, prices have been greatly i e luced. A mag- 1
nificent stock of parlor carpets have been opened. En- *
tire selections for a house maybe made without going *
further—mattings, druggots, hall and stair oil cloths, <tc. j
The Spring stock at Hiram Anderson’s, No. 99 Bow- 1
ery, is very large and beautiful. There are plenty of vel- e
vets, Brussels, three-plies and ingrains, new and favorite
styles of stair carpetings and English druggets. d
0.H.0.
Wend c>t
* MUSICAL.
Italian Opera, in more than usual
completeness and efficiency, is again established
en permanence in our city. For this, we may return
thanks in twb directions. First, to the stockholders
of the Academy of Music, who have nobly come for’
ward, and in an incredibly short space of time, and
under the plans of Mr. Jackson, one of the most ac
complished theatrical architects of the age, have given
to the public one of the most beautiful opera houses
in the world, so tar as the interior is concerned.
Next, we have to thank Max Maretzek, for whom
really and at whose solicitation the Academy was re
built, tor having brought to bear on its reconstruction
the weight of his great influence, and who had,
through a series of years, by his straightforward
course and indefatigability in his beautiful art, be
gotten a confidence on the part of the stockholders
that made them sure that if a temple should once
again be reared, true priestesses and priests would be
found to make tuneful sacrifices upon its altar, with a
devotion to the public and to dollars that would carry
the costly enterprise through with success. That
these anticipations will be realized, we have no
r doubt, judging from present appearances; for al-
• though the new season was commenced in Lent—the
• very worst season of the year for operatic and dra
r matic performances—yet the success that has attend
j ed it thus far has been of the most flattering charac
. ter. Previous to Thursday evening last, we had seen
1 the interior of the Academy on bali nights only, and
when the flooidng over of the parquette had seriously
interfered with a correct judgment of its symmetry
and beauty. On the night named, however, we
could form a correct idea of both. The house was
9 crowded with the fashion and beauty of the metropo
t lie, and the display of rich toilettes and jewels sur
n passed that of any previous occasion within our rec
e ollection. The house was then shown to be eminent
[j ly fitted for the reception of such an audience, and
I each appeared to lend to the other a richness,-which
led to the most striking and beautiful effects. A sin
-0 gle airoke of the eye from any part of the house
.r showed a development of graceful proportions, a
Combination of colors, a judicious arrangement of
j light, and an ensemble which we have never seen
equaled in the Old World or the New. We are,
n hence, led to pronounce this house the best con
i' °* Bnv America ’ <?-®voted to the same
or analogous, purposes, sad In all rosoosfe
’ ?b UrO fi e ’ We feel that w ® Should be doing
-Sf silently by tha claims of
artist to distinction, who has, with untiring de
’ votion against great difficulties, devotedly Jsv
ished the his skill and genius in the decc??.-
1 tious of tho We refer to Signor Gari<
9 baldi, the unapproachable.fresco painter, whose beau
tiful designs on the proscenium, the dome or canopy,
3 and the walls, meet the eye at every turn. They are
a chaste and beautiful in shape and color, avoiding
on the one hand and tameness on the
other; and the most critical, if unprejudiced, would
bo at a loss whore and how to suggest an improve
ment. We spoke above of “great difficulties”
which this artist had to encounter. To the uniniti
» a ted, this needs a alight explanation. Those words
, are connected; with the fact that all of hia labor,
3 aside from tho proscenium, was performed on damp
- walls, from which moisture literally exuded and
trickled down; one of the worst difficulties that could
’ possibly be encountered in the prosecution of this
1 species of art. In the face of this, Garibaldi has
f achieved a perfect triumph. His work is there in all
i its graceful proportionsand gratefulness of coloring
i to tho eye ; it speaks for itself louder than we could
speak for it. On Thursday last, Rossini’s “ Barber of
’ Seville” was deliciously sung in every department,
• and the orchestration, under the potent baton of Max,
1 was worthy of unstinted praise. Miss Kellogg (Ro
, sina} received a very warm and enthusiastic welcome.
l She never sang better, and drew down the warm ap
-9 plause of tho house after every vocal effort, and in
3 the singing lesson her interpolations were received
with a.fhrors which necessitated a repetition. Signor
Boncom’a Figaro it is not necessary to refer to, save
- to say that it was, as it has always been, unapproach
, able. Signor Bellini UJartolo) and. fiignor Antonucci
j (Basilio) were in excellent voice, and acted admirably.
t Signor Baragli (Almav'va) showed more voice than
we have ever heard him display before, and sang with
’ sweetness and very effectively. The house, in an
1 acoustic point of view, is ail that could be desired, for
I a whisper could be heard, from the stage, in any part
3 of it, and we listened for an echo in vain. On Fri
, day night, “ Fra Diavolo " was adnilr&bly sung
with its old and admirable cast, and to a crowded
house, and “La Bonnambula,” with the beautiful and
1 fast-rising Miss Hauck as Amina, was to have been
, given at a matinee yesterday, but circumstances j>re
c vented, and “Lucrezia Borgia,” with Mad. Poche in
f the title role, was sung in its stead. We regret that
8 editorial duties prevented us from attending. On
Monday evening, “L’Etoile du Nord,” with ballet;
' on Tuesday, “La Traviata;” on Wednesday, “Faust;”
» and on Thursday, “Don Pasquale” will be sung in
j Brooklyn.
Mu. Theodorts Thomas, the public will regret to
’ learn, will leave us and go to Europe on the Bth
proximo. None know him personally that do not ad
r mire him, and the masses of the peoule hold him in
. high respect as one of the most accomplished mu
-3 sicians and musical caterers of the day. " The tollow
. ing correspordence will intimate to the public that
3 they will soon have an opportunity to perform a duty
1 and a pleasure :
Irving Hall, )
_ „ m New York, February 23ih, 1867. i
Mr. Theo. Thomas:
My Dear Sir: The Concert Season for 1860 and 1867 (num
f berms upwards to 200 Orchestra! Concerts) is rapidly
s drawing: to a close. Before its completion, I would most
t . respectfully tender you a Benefit Concert, as a slight ac
knowledgement of your valuable services during the sea
t son. 1 am authorized by Madame Parepa, Mr. Carl
} Rosa, Mr. 8. B. Milks, Mr. Colby and the gentlemen of
j the orchestra, to offer their services for tho occasion;
' M essrs. Steinway & Sons have also generously given the
? use of their Hall.
I have arranged Wednesday evening, March 13th, 18E7,
’ for the Concert, which I hote will Suit your convenience.
Yours truly, L. F. Harrison.
’ . T New York, February 23th, 1867.
• Mr. L. F. Harbison :
Dear Sir: Ihave the pleasure to acknowledge the re
f ceipt of your favor of the 25th inst.. tendering me a Ben
efit Concert on Wednesday, March 13th.
l In accepting this token of regard from my artist
t friends, and tho gentlemen of the ordhestra, it gives me
gieat pleasure to express my appreciation of their kmd
uess, and 1 beg you to convey to them my sincere thanks.
Yours, very truly, Theodore Thomas.
For a list of the artists who will assist—among
r whom will be found Mad. Parepa Rosa—we refer to
our advertising columns.
A Complimentary Concert was given on Monday
r last to Mrs. George Sheppard, soprano of St. Peter's
Episcopal church, Brooklyn. The occasion was a
. success in all points of view. One of Mrs. Sheppard’s
‘ pupils, Miss Effie Tombs, made her debut on the oc
' casion, and displayed the effects of teaching and
k study. She has a very sweet and sympathetic mezzo
soprano voice, rather light in timbre, but very pleas
ing. Her sister, Mrs. R. H. L. Waters, also sang on
the occasion. Her voice is a soprano of depth and
, power. Neither of these ladies intend to appear pro
. fessionally before the public.
’ A Matinee Concert will be given at Wallack’s
• Theatre on Saturday next by Mr. L. P. Wheat, the
Pianist, on which occasion he will be assisted by
Mad. Parepa Rosa, Mr. Carl Rosa, Mr. W. J. Hill, and
Signor Fortuna. Mad. Parepa will sing an original
• piece of music, composed by Mr. Wheat That lady’s
name is a host in itself..
Fifth Avenue Opera House.—Messrs. Griffin and
1 Christy, the proprietors of this pleasant place of
1 amusement, are unremitting in their efforts to please
the public, and provide an entertainment adapted to
every taste. Each a star in the profession, they pre
sent in themselves attraction which would satisfy the
most exacting ; but in addition have secured a host
of first-class performers, who in combination consti
tute a perfect galaxy of minstrel and comic talent
that is surpassed by no establishment in the city.
An entirely new programme for this week will intro
duce two new actors at this house, who cannot fail to
augment the strength and attractiveness of any house
to which they may be attached. Messrs. Otto Bur
bank and J. F. Boyce are well known as singers,
dancers, and comedians of the highest order, and
their engagement ought to be as profitable to tho
management as it is sure to be i>leaslng to the
amusement-seeking public.
Concert in Aid of the Masonic Hall and Asylum
Fund.—The first of a series of grand concerts for tho
benefit of the Masonic Hall and Asylum Fund, it
will be seen by reference to an advertisement In an
other column, is announced to take place at Steinway
Hall on the evening of the 22d inst A number of ar
tists of known ability and established reputation will
appear ; among others we find tho names of Mrs.
Marie Abbott, Miss Matilda Toedt, Mr. J. Ernest Per
ring, and Mr. Fred. Stein. As the object for which
this concert is gotten up is one oi true charity—that
of caring for tha aged and indigent, the orphan and
widow—it appeals to all portions of tho community
with peculiar force. Those who purchase tickets for
these concerts are also entitled to chances in prizes
amounting in the aggregate to $200,000. The gen
tlemen chosen to take charge of the funds accruing
from tho sale of these tickets, to bo applied to the
Hall and Asylum Fund, are of tho highest standing,
which gives assurance that tho enterprise wiil be con
ducted fairly and honorably. Read the advertisement
for details..
A Sunday Concert will be given at Steinway Hall
this evening (the Sth of the series,) under the di
rection of Mr. L. F. Harrison. This will be the last
occasion of the kind on which the truly great artiste
Mad. Parepa Rosa can be hoard. She will sing some
of the more celebrated pieces of Handel and Gounod
and will be accompanied by Mr. Dietz on the trumpet,
Mr. Ebon ou the flute, and Mr. 8. B. Mills on the
piano, the latter of whom will execute some choice
morceaux. Mr. Carl Rosa, t Mr. G. W. Colby, Mr.
Theodore Thomas and his fine orchestra, wifi assist.
These concerts have justly been succoesses.
Mad. Parepa Rosa will sing to-morrow evening at
the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in the great oratorio
.of “ Sami ' which she created a profound sensa
tion rece. .. in thia city, at Steinway Hall. The
same talent will assitg as on that occasion. Mrs. C.
V. Hutchings will be tho contralto, Mr. George
Simpson the tenor, Mr. J. R. Thomas the basso, Mr.
Dietz the trumpet soloist, Mr. Connelly and Mr.
Colby the Pianists, and Mr. Ritter the Conductor.
The New York Harmonic Society with ho Cecilian
Choir will assist,’as will also a selected and full or
chestra. This will be the last occasion for a long
time that Mad. Parepa will be heard in oratrio, and
those who desire to hear her should make the best of
it.
Charley White’s Combination at Bryants’ Hall.
—The numerous requests that have been made to
Mr. White for the revival of the exciting drama,
“ The Fenian’s Oath, or the Idiot of Killarney,” have
overcome his antipathy to repetition, and he decided
to play it during this week, in conjunction with the
several novelties which he has introduced in his pro
gramme. Silas Baldwin, the great Indian juggler,
and Charley White and his splendid company are an
nounced in a variety bill of new acts, songs and
dances.
Tony Pastor’s Opera House.—Two new perform
ances are announced ou the bills of this week at Tony
Pastor’s Opera House. One is a musical burlesque
entitled “ Masaniello, the Fish Catcher of Naples,”
and the other a series of athletic and acrobatic exer
cises by Mr. Sam. Colyer and his sons Dan. and Ed- ,
die. These performances should fill the house, even
if unaccompanied by other attractive features. But ’
Pastor’s rule is, novelty, and plenty of it. Beside ;
Ibe foregoing he announces a new ballet, “The Vi- <
.ndiere,” and himself and company in a splendid
biil of songs, acts, drolleries, dances, etc. It would
be astonishing if loss success attended this house 1
than does under the sound yet enterprising manage- 1
ment of Mr. Pastor. •
i
San Francisco Minstrals.—These favorites sons i
of Momus have no reason to complain of hard times, t
or lack of patronage. It would appear as though all <
who are tn low spirits seek No. 585 Broadway to have (
dull core and moping melancholly put to flight by tho (
exorcising influences of the aroh enchanters, Birch,
Wambold, Bernard and Backus, in whose presence j
nothing that is not of a happy nature can exist. The £
bill for this week is of the usual lively, amusing, and /
entertaining description.
Madame Anna de La Grange, the celebratedprima v
donna is expected in this city, from Italy in a few t
months to make her farewall. appearance on thotage. $
DRAMATIC-
At the -New York Theatre, Lady
Don has created a new and pleasant sensation by her
appearance in .Perseus, in Brough’s extravaganza of
“ Perseus and Andromeda,” in which she is perfectly
at home, in business, music and acting. In this
monstrosity, Mr. Mark Smith finds scope, as Cassiope,
for the display of his talent in the delineation of a
delicate, sensitive and mincing lady, and in this piece
almost drowns himself in a Niobean stream, the
fountains of which are all his own eyes. Smith’s
waterfall in this piece (in both points of view) is im
mense. Mr. Baker was excellent as Polydcctes, and
sang very funnilyj with Mr. Dunn (Hineus) several
excruciating duetts. Mr. Gomersal was simply mon
strous as Hylcesarus, and Mrs. Wilkins excellent as
Danae. The rest of the piece was well-cast. Taylor’s
Nine Points of the Law,” though it dragged a little,
has been recived with favor, and Lady Don, as the
Widow jSfoiyfte, with a good deal of applause. On
Monday evening, Lady Don will appear in a comedy
expressly written for her, called “ Brother Bob.” The
terrific burlesque of the “ Bolleen Cawn t ” or “ Col
leen Bawn” will also be given.
At Wallack's Theatre, the new comedy of “In
vestment,” by Mr. Watts Phillips, has been pro-
• duced with success, though under the clouds and
sunlight of differences of opinion on the part of the
; critics. The play, in our judgment, is a good one,
• though it might have been better and although it
• somewhat dragged, when we saw it, it will still keep
! the boards of this house among the second-rate fhvor-
■ ites of the establishment The plot we will not at-
■ tempt to describe, except to say that it is truly a
• financial drama; many of the characters of which
■ moke various investments, some, and a small minori-
L ty of which, are good, more indifferent, and many
decidedly bad. The principal character is a Welsh
r baronet, Sir Arthur Plynlimmon (admirably acted by
) Mr. J. W. Wallack), who is a visitor to London, where
» he invests all of his means in the ephemeral stocks of
• the day. and through the failures of the companies,
- he and his daughter Blanche (Mrs. Jennings) are ru-
- inod. In this role Mrs. Jennings Is praiseworthy,
- though this part is uncongenial to her. Mr. Fisher,
1 as Jonathan Garroway, leads Sir Arthur into the stock
i market toils, and Mrs. Chicane (Miss Morant) extri-
- cates him from them. The discovery of latent value,
e on the baronet’s estate in Wales, of a lead mine, again
a gives him wealth, restores his peace of mind, and
•f leads to the marriage of his daughter with
a cival (Mr. Ringold). Mr. Young is assigned the part
of Kite, a sort of broker’s villain and “capper,” yhich
- he does admirably. Mr. Holland as Sir Paul Pantile,
e is excellent, and Mr. Williamson as a flunk'"’
Miss’" _-,,sives
1- is admirable
1 to her powers, and she makes the most of it. juts.
Sefton’s Tawdry is also good, and worthy of the ap-
- plause that it received. Throughout the perform-
- ance, Mr. J. W. Wallack was up to his reputation,
• but more especially was he entitled to praise for his
- strongly delineated scene at Garroway’s. It was
, strikingly telling, and an exhibition of agonized feel-
2 ing which fairly thrilled the audience. “ Invest-
C will be repeated on Monday and Thursday
i next On Tuesday “Henry Dunbar,” and
1 the same c’Nxxady on Saturday, and un Wednesday
■ and Friday “A Dangerous Game.” A very fine
week’s bill.- .
j At the Winter Garden, the rijn of the “Mef
‘ chant of Venice” is drawing to a close. This week
’ will probably be„ its last, and, indeed, it may not
t keep the boards for the whole of it. We have already
referred to Mr. Booth’s Shylock as generally possess
j ing sterling merit, though now and then marred by
, blemishes and manner in some of the scenes.
I It is, however, a piece of acting that we are pleased
, to have witnessed, and which we would not have
[ missed under any consideration. Although compara-
P tive criticism on paper cannot be indulged without a
violation of good taste, still it is pleasant in tho mind
’ to contrast the histrionic efforts of the great masters
’ of dramatic art. It is in that point of view that we
took pleasureiin witnessing Mr. Booth’s delineation of
’ this part. As we have remarked in a previous issue,
j had we seen Mr. Booth in nothing save Shylock, we
j should doubtless put a higher estimate on his per
„ formance than we do now. As it is, his own standard
j of excellence is the rule by which he is measured, and
this, perhaps, to his detriment.
i .Or thf, Olympic we have nothing new
. to say. “ The Streets of New York” have taken such
i a firm hold on the patronage and good feelings of the
i public, that the management have determined to
i keep it on the stage for that exceedingly indefinite
r time, “ until further notice.”
fc At Niblo’s Theatre (we beg pardon, “ Garden,”
• for “ theatre” smacks of immorality), “ The Black
J Crook” still holds its accustomed sway. People are
i now coming from Cairo, Illinois (perhaps from that
1 place in Eg?Tt)» to see it. The management informed
1 us, at last advices, that four hundred and fifty thou
’ sand people, exclusive of dead heads, clerical and
J otherwise, had witnessed its performance. Mr.
t Wheatley is sotting his net for a million, and if the
• weather keeps cool long enough, ho will catch them.
» The Southern Relief Association will be the re
j cipients of a benefit to be given a matiMs ou Wed
nesday next, an one o’clock, at the New York theatre,
when “London Assurance” will be acted, the cast of
j which will include the whole strength of the company,
i Lady Don as Lady Gay Spanker included, and several
- volunteers from other houses. Well done, Messrs,
i Smith & Baker ! They who give to the poor, lend,
- &c.
’ At the Broadway Theatre, Mr. and Mrs. Barney
1 Williams have, night after night, repeated their suc
>r cesses and have evenly kept up the enthusiasm which
they evoked on their first appearance at this house.
The engagement of this favorite and popular couple
will continue but two weeks longer, but it is safe to
_ say that they might remain as many months without
jr any diminution of their popularity or attractiveness,
t “Shandy Maguire” will be produced to-morrow
2 night with Mr. Williams in the title role and Mrs.
Williams will appear in the fine little comedietta of
f “An Hour in Seville,” in which she impersonates
; eight different characters. It was in this little piece
b that she created a furore at Niblo’s and the Winter
Garden, in years gone by. It strongly illustrates the
; great versatility, of the lady’s talent, and notwith
standing the Lenten season, will draw crowds to wit
ness it. A Matinee will be given on Saturday at
which both of these artists will appear.
At the French Theatre les artistes reunes con-
- tinue with an unabated success, to act “ Lafamille
Benoiton,” the original, as our readers are aware, of
J the “ Fast Family,” lately performed at Wallack’s.
_ We must say that this comedy has been gotten up at
the French Theatre with a care, and acted with a tal
ent and spirit unequalod in this country by French
t actors. We sincerely advise everybody to go and see
3 a real and perfect piece of acting, such as certainjy
would be very acceptable to a Parisian public. The
French version is more complete than the American
r one, in which a whole act has been omitted.
J Mesdames Saunier and Caruel deserve great credit,
i We are accustomed to applaud those ladias, but we
s were afraid the first time that we saw tho name of
- the latter on the bill that she would not be able to
I support a part which is not in her roles habitues ;
) for she usually plays les ingenues, but she has suc-
■ coeded beyond all expectation, and has rendered the
t part of Mar the with talent and spirit. Madamas
I Daire and Doligne are both excellent As for Messrs.
■ Scribot (Cha&prose), Edgard (Benoiton), Choi (Farmi
chel) and Juignet (Prudence), they cannot be sur
passed. Tho purity of enunciation, the perfect com-
3 prehension of details, the thorough identification
; with the character, and, as one of our con tempera
f ties judiciously remarks, an intelligence which re
j veals itself often in an accent or a peculiar stress of
1 the voice, is what we find in the production of the
3 “ Famille Benoiton.” Miss Georgette, although not
epual to Misa Chairman, at Wallack's, deserves, nev
i erthelees, a particular notice. From her accent, we
f suppose her to be an American ; she is still younger
, than Miss Chapman, and surprises everybody by the
) intelligence she shows as Fanfan.
We are sorry to learn that Mesdames gaunier and
) Caruel, and Messrs. Scribot and Chandore, are going
r to return to Europe ; their places will be filled by
. M. and Mesdames Larmet and M. Fournier, the
latter of whom is spoken of very favorably ; as tor
the ingenues we do not know yet who will replace
Miss Caruel.
• Bowery Theatbf.—This week we are to have the
closing and final performance of Miss Fanny Herring,
• whoso career at this establishment comes to a close
on Friday next. A grand testimonial and compli-
. mentary benefit tendered to her by the company will
i take place on that night. It will be an occasion of
sorrow to many of her admirers to learn that her
connection with Old Drury is at an end. For tho
last five years she has had the lead in ell the pieces
there produced, and with great satisfaction to the
public. The varied range of her characters in com
edy, tragedy, burlesque, and in fact everything per
taining to the profession, renders her one of the most
desirable ladies on the stage at the present day. We
wish her a prosperous career in the future with long
life, health and happiness. Mr. W. H. Whalley,
whose talents and fine appearance have very much
impressed the ladies, also closes this week. Mr. G.
L. Fox will continue to appear nightly and delight
his patrons with true and genuine comedy.
Wood’s Theatre Comique.—This handsome little
theatre is doing a flourishing business with the excel
lent company* which the manager has collected to
gether. The performances are meritorious, and are
of a varied character, including representations of
negro eccentricities, petite comedies, laughable
farces and singing and dancing. Miss Fanny Morgan
Phelps makes her debut before a New York audience
on Monday evening, at this house, in the comedy of
“The Wild Irish Girl,” and the farce entitled “The
Bonnie Fish Wife.” This young lady comes to us
with the reputation of being a most charming actress,
full of dash and fun, and excelling in characters
which, to be properly represented, require the ac
complishments of singing and dancing. She will
prove a valuable acquisition to our stage.
Barnum and Van Amburgh’s Museum and Men
agerie.—” The Christian Martyrs” have been with
drawn, and another set of martyrs, better known to
the residents this city, are to be infroduced to the
public. The new play is entitled “ Our Tenement
Houses,” a title not romantic, but containing within
it all that goes to make up romance. If the author
has but seized upon the salient points of tenement
house life—the mingling of the good and bad, tho
close contact of honest poverty and barefaced vice,
the griping landlord and the unfortunate tenant, the
the struggles of miserable humanity pent-up in mean,
unventilated rooms, and the many kindnesses of the
poor toward each other—the play must prove some
thing more than a mere “sensation.” It will bring
the most shocking evil of the present time right be
fore our people, and cause them to reflect upon the
hideousness of the foul leper which is daily growing
iu rotten strength. The drama is announced to be
produced with the same care that has 1 been such a
marked feature at this establishment since the open
-ing of the present season. Of course, the living wild
animals and the innumerable other curiosities will be
on exhibition as usuaL
New York Circus.—Anew programme is announc
ed at the circus for the coming week, comprising a
variety of new features of the most attractive descrip
tion. Prof. Hutchinson has been engaged with his
troupe of acting dogs, and will make ids first appear
ance to-morrow night, upon which occasion Mr.
James Reynolds, a clown of great popularity in the
West, will make his bow to tha patrons of the Now
York Circus. Other Hew features are, a hurdle act
upon two poneies by an infantile equestrian, and an
extravaganza, entitled the “ Clown’s Body Guard.”
The charming fairy spectacle of the “ Sprite of the
Silver Shower” will bo continued another week, and
the programme of arenic scenes will be lound to in
clude a great variety of feats of horsemanship and
athletic skill, in which the dashing equestrienne,
M’ilc. De Berg, and all the principal riders and adfro
bats will appear. Matinees are given every Wednes
day and Saturday.
Madame De Lesdernier will give a reading seance
at Clinton Hall, Astor Place, on Tuesday evening
next, on which occasion some of her choicest zior
ceaux will be given. This lady has received the warm
euiogiums of the London and local press by the ad
mirable manner of her readings. Bor voice is clear
and distinct, her presence impressive, and as an elo
cutionist she has but few equals. The evening will
doubtleas boa most enjoyable ono, judging from the '
excollent programme now boforo us.
Mrs. G. C. Howard is to appear at the Bowery on
Monday, March 18th, for a limited number of nights,
as Topsey, in “ Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” After her with- <
drawal, Mr. G. L. Fox will present his new panto- .
mimo, which is to be run till the end of the season, j
which terminates in May. We hear that he returns .
to Mrs. John Drew’s Arch street Theatre, Philadel- 1
j?hia, for the of June wad J uly, I <
Bunyan’s Tableaux.—A taste for tho beautiful fa
art is tho creation of education. Not many years
since panoramas were first exhibited in thia city.
Many of them were tho merest daubs; but they
created a taste for pictorial representations, and now
we have panoramas which possess the merit of being
superior works of art. The “Bunyan Tableaux,” on
nightly exhibition at Uniqu Hall, corner of Broadway
and Twenty-third street, as far excels the old pano
ramas as tire drawings of one who has studied and
eara practice surpasses tho rude figures
which a schoolboy makes upon his slate. .No one
who iias read the “ Pilgrim’s Progress” should miss
the opportunity of seeing the pictorial presentment of
the strange scenes described in. Bunyan’s immortal
work.
Hartz’s Temple or Mysiery.—By reference to the
* n another column, it will be noticed
that this is to be tho last week of the present pro
gramme. lliose who have not witnessed the wonders
of “ Proteus,” the strange illusion of tho “ Floating
Head,” the mysterious “Indian Basket Trick,” or
the beautiful bit of magic, “ The Growth of Flowers,”
should avail themselves of this last opportunity to
see these astonishing feats. M. Hartz is one of the
most expert illutionists that has ever appeared in thia
city, and all his tricks are acc?mplished with ease,
grace and the perfection of deceptive dexterity.
The Amateurs.—The N. Y. Dramatic Union of
this city appear at Varley’s Hall, Mohawk, N. Y., on
the 11th inst., for five nights, by invitation of a num
ber of leading residents of that town and vicinity.
Mr. J. Varley, the popular and public spirited pro
prietor of the hall has naanifftstea a large interest in
the enterprise and has at a great expense added ad
ditional improvements to his house, making exten
sive alterations to the stage and supplied entirely
new scenery for the occasion. As the Union open in
“London Assurance,” we bespeak for the “Mo
hawkians ” a first class entertainment and one whioh
will add increased popularity to the reputation of the
neatest little theatre .in Central New York, “ Varley’®
Hall.” We commend it to the consideration of all
the troupes now traveling this State.
&he gall
The ball season has reached its zeniti’— ” . x
, est exhalations are buretixi” *- , —bright-
behold them wit K ' „ dazzling all who
sion wo v zneir splendor. In quick succes-
* -*ave had the ball of the Old Fire Department,
• in winch New York's truest native representatives
5 were gathered together. Then camo the exotics of
I fashionable life, who, full fledged, graced with their
presence the famous bal d'opercs. Thon the mardi
i eras *""* with Its fund of fashionable foreign
: Llio,»dpi<£»ut blending oF''*
lean elements—ail these prepared the *...
i event of the season, the grand Charity Ball of Monu-,
i night last, which brought out in it» best light the
aristocracy, wealth and fashion of the metropolis. To
. this gathering diplomacy, art, literature and science
sen* their representatives, and the occasion was made
, grand by grand presences. But however much we
may rejoice in the past, more and better remains, and
j will soon be offered for the acceptance of those who can
appreciate the good the gods provide. What the fu
ture foreshadows we shall endeavor to mi ke
and distinct, and as a preliminary we record the
! BALDS TO TAKE PLACE.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
March 11—Americus Club.
“ 21—German Liederkranz.
” 27—Arion Association.
v . IRVING HAIxL.
( March 11—Lexington Association.
“ 12—Killing Star Social.
‘ 13—Literary Constellation.
1 “ 14—Nickle Association.
15—Rosedale Association.
1 JONES’ ASSEMBLY ROOMS.
March 11—Rosedale Social Club.
’ ” 12—T. H. Smith’s Association.
“ 13—Grunt Social Club.
” 14—Co, F, Third Regiment N. G. S. N. Y.
15—Apollo Club.
„ , BROOKES’ ASSEMBLY ROOMS
March 11—Sherman Coterie.
12—Marshall Hop.
‘‘ 13—Brookes’ Assembly.
‘ 14—Midnight Ooterie.
MILITARY HALL.
March. 11—Macpherson Soiree.
12—Louis Ebel Complimentary.
” 14—Independent Association.
1 16—McConnell’s Hop.
DANCING ACADEMIES.
There is no reasonable excuse for not knowing how
to dance, nor any, that we know of, why this health
i ful, polite and joy-inspiring accomplishment should
; not be cultivated. It gives ease and grace to the
movements, health to the body and reflnomen t and
elegaace to the manners. Opportunity for its acqui
sition is within she reach of all, and the association®,-
when a judicious selection is made, are always of the
i moat pleasing character. For the guidance of those
not yet enamored of Terpsichore, or acquainted with
. her favorite temples, we notice a few, and refer tho
reader to the advertisements for fuller particulars.
J. Leonard’s, cor. of Sixty-ninth street and Third
avenue. Assemblies every two weeks.
A. Marble, Masonic Hall, Nos. 1U and 116 East
[ Thirteenth street.
Q. C. Curines, No. 206 Eighth avenue,
J. Thompson, No. 275 Bieecker street,
Chas. Etlis, No. 20 Fourth avenue.
J. Murray’s, No. 427 Second avenue.
IN BROOKLYN,
L J. Uris, Fulton street; C. H. Rivers, 38 Schermer*
horn street, and Danielle’s, Fulton avenue.
, THE CHARITY BALL.
t “But the greatest of thesa is charity,” said ono
who spoke as never man spoke, when summing up
the virtues. It covereth a multitude of sins, and
should atone for any amount of folly, and will ocr
tainly justify, if it did not even sanctify a night of
[ revelry and enjoyment such as that which marked
t the occasion of the Charity Ball. It took plica on
Monday night, at the Academy of Music. Charily
. and pleasure combined their forces, and invoking
. the aid of Melpomene and Teipsichore, prepared au
. entertainment to which the wealth and fasnioa of the
. metropolis paid rich tribute, and the Child’s Nursery
and Hospital, one of tho most baniticent of our many
noblo charities, was the recipient of the noble bene
factions.
’ We will not even assume that it was the most en
; joyable affair of tho kind of the season, but it was un
“ surpassed in brilliancy and fashion, and—not even
excepting the Bai d*Opera— it was the most select and
’ aristocratic; and prominent among the distinguish
ing features of the gathering was its charitable ohar-
1 acter, and the timely remembrance of tho little one®
3 left desolat'd and depondeut upon the gonorous and
r humane. That the laudable purpose of the ball was
3 subserved in the most handsome manner, is a reason
1 for general satisfaction.
But a brief account of the arrangements and inci
dents of the ball are quite within our province, and
’ will not, we trust, prove uninteresting. The arrange
ments for tne delectation and entertainment of tho
‘ guests were all that could be desired. The appear
ance of the spacious edifice was beautiful in the ex
treme. Above, around, on every side gleamed count
■ less gas jets, and the crystals in the huge chandeliers
' in tho centre darted myriad lancas of light ou the guy
and shifting scene. The music was uuder tho direc
’ ticn of Lander and Grafulla. Capt. Brackett ren
dered a most important service by hia well-directed
arrangements for tho coming and going of carriages,
and the judicious disposal of the police force.
The dancing, or rather the attempt at dancing, wa»
i commenced at a comparatively early hour, but, as a
means of enjoyment, was scarcely a success. Th®
company was too fashionable for that; but tho scene,
as viewed from tha amphitheatre, presented a coup
iFoeuil of splendor and brilliancy such as is rarely
witnessed. Wo rejoice in the memory of the Charity
Ball that it was a great success, pecuniarily and other
wise, and the projectors and managers deserve great
liraise for their well-directed effort?. •
The first annual soiree of the
BRADSTREET PRESS
Base-Ball Club took place on Wednesday night, at
Ferrero’s Assembly Rooms, corner of Broadway and
Twenty-eighth street. To say that it fully realized
the expectations of all concerned, and fulfilled all the
conditions of a thoroughly good ball, would but echo
ths sentiment of every one that participated in its
festivities. It was au occasion of unqualified enjoy
ment, and the arrangements and management were
most creditable to the club. The attendance wax
large, and was marked by sociality and good
feeling. There was the utmost freedom of
action everywhere and no disorder, displeasure, or
inconvenience anywhere, and a more pleased and
contented assemblage we never met with. The Col
onel did the duties of host in a manner that must
have been gratifying to the club and its iriends,
while Mr. Simpson, the President of the Clu’, and
his associates on the committee of reception were
Indefatigable in their efforts to promote and sustain
the general enjoyment The music was by Graffulla,
and was of course most satisfactory, while the ban
quet.wouldhavej satisfied the most exacting epicu
rean. Brooklyn sent to this ball a large representa
tion of her best citizens, who had every reason to ba
well pleased with their reception and entertainment.
The press and the newspaper fraternity were also
well represented. On the other nights of the week
the
NEW YORK ASSEMBLY ROOMS
have been occupied by various gatherers of a social
and festive character. On Mondey night the Hugh
Gardner Social Club had a pleasant gathering that
will be long remembered by many a buxsom lass and
jovial lad who passed the merry time in innocent
flirtations and the giddy dance, and jolly confabs.
BALLS TO TAKE PLACE,
And the first demanding attention is that of the
AMERICUS CLUB,
to take place at tho Academy of Music on Thursday
evening next. This will be a notable gathering Of tho
dignitaries of the city. Politicians of high and low
degree, and official magnates will assemble in social
council, and show how good and pleasant a thing it is
for even politicians to meet together in peace and har
mony and pass a jovial season in good fellowship.
That the ball will meet the highest expectations of
all who attend we have no doubt, for neither pains
nor expense have been spared to accomplish that
end, and the Committee, headed by that most
festive of good fellows, Mr. Wm. M. Tweed, know hovr
to be merry and gay, and make others so.
BALL OF THE LEXINGTON ASSOCIATION.
To-morrow night will take place the fifteenth an
nual ball of the Lexington Association at Irving Hall.
Always among the best balls of the season the pres
ent will be no exception to the rule, and the prestige
of fifteen years is a sufficient guarantee that those
who honor the occasion with their presence will hava
a good time.
A feast of reason and a flow of soul is promised at
Irving Hall on Wednesday evening by the
LITERARY CONSTELLATION,
a party of young gentlemen who, while aiming at dis
tinction in the Republic of Letters, are not unmind
ful of the attentions of Apollo aud Terpsichore, and
who will, on the occasion referred to, do homage to
both. We feel quite sure that those who attend this
ball will have a season of real enjoyment. The
RISING STAR SOCIAL CLUB.
a new organization, will essay the entertainment of
their friends at Irving Hall on Tuesday evening, the
12th instant; and to insure respectability, decorum
and good order, the club have decided that every
gentleman attending must be accompanied by a lady.
INVITATIONS RECEIVED.
Among tho many letters and invitations to balls,
concerts <fcc., with which our table is generally spread,
we could not help noticing a nice litte envelope
which, at first sight, wo took to be a stray valen line,
come to us by some mistake; and curiosity once
aroused, we could not resist the temptation of break
ing its seal, and what did we behold ? An envelope
containing an invitation to attend the Thomas
Kivlen Coterie, which is to take place on the evening
of the 19th of March, at Irving Hall. As we under
stand, this coterie forms a sequel to the target ex
cursion organized in honor of the judge whose nama
they bear. The excursion having proved such a perfect
success, the gentlemen associated with it organized
themselves into a strong and solid phalanx, and
formed this coterie, so that we may fairly predict
without being a prophet, that as the Thomas Kivlen
Musketeers had the target excursion of tho seasons
so this ball of Thomas Kivlen Coterie will be Ike ball
of the season, so taking our memoranda book and mak
ing a special mark to it, we put down, March 19th
1867, Irving Hall, Thomas Kivlen Coterie.
Great preparations aro making for the annual ball
of the Arion Association, which is to take place at tho
Academy of Music on the 27th instant. The grand
masquerade bull of the German Liedorkranz, at tha
Academy on the 21st, will, it is said, surpass all pre
vious efforts of this society, and be tho grandest bail
6 ver given to New York. We shall see.
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