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Official Proof from Paris.
STEINWAY & SONS are enabled positively to an
nounce that they have been awarded
(flit medal being distinctly classified first, over a'l other Ameri
can exhibitors. In proof of which, the following
Of the President and Members of the International Jury
on Musical Instruments is annexed:
w Je oertifie que la premiere m'edaille eri or pour les
pianos Am'ericains a ete donnes a I’unanimit e. Steinway <t
Cons, par le J ury de I’Exposition Internationale, Classe 10
premiere sur la liste.
•‘Le President: MELINET.
•• I certify that the First Gold Medal for American Pi
anos has been unanimously awarded to Messrs. Steinway
t>y the Jury of the International Exposition.
“ First on the list in Class X.
•• President of International Jury.
“ Georges Kastner, )
“ ambßome Thomas, | Members
•‘ Ed. HAN3MCM, > of the
“ F. A. Gevaert, I International Jury.”
The original certificate, together with “ the official
catalogue of awards,” in which the name of STEIN
WAY & SONS is recorded first on the list, can be seen
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Connected with these Press-Rooms there is a large
kept for the convenience of those having Presswork
done at No. 11 Frankfort street.
Forms (from any part of thp city) brought to the Press
rooms and returned without charge to cost mers.
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In all times, the vocation of a spy has been
■ disreputable. The emissaries of a Venetian
Council of Ten, the “familiars” of an Inquisi
tion, the “ denouncers” of Revolutionary Paris,
■■the “informers” of Ireland, are alike objects
of hatred and contempt to the community at
large. When Fouche organized his “metro
politan police,” he made the fraternity of
Mouchards one of its chief elements. The
word Mouchard has since become synonymous
with everything mean, base, and sneaking.
■A Mouchard skulks in your area, and “pumps”
your servant-girl to learn what the family ate
for dinner. A Mouchard jumps behind your
carriage, to ascertain whither you are going.
He creeps under your window, to listen; he
peeps through your keyhole, to spy; he dogs
your out-going and your in-coming ; he smells
of your breath or of your kitchen; he exam
ines your wife’s linen as it hangs on the line ;
he takes a photograph of your water-closet;
he asks the druggist what pills you buy; he
inquires of your children, on their way to
school, if their father and mother snore, and
how old their marriageable sister is.
/ Such is the Mouchard —an excrescence of the
Parisian police system. Ho has been imported
to New York, and now reports at No. 200 Mul
berry street.
It is not one Mouchard, but thousands, which
are now being rapidly developed by our unri
valed police system. Every patrolman, every
roundsman, lately a respectable citizen, do
ing his duty and minding his business, is
now expected, nay, enjoined, to become
a spy, an informer—a Mouchard in New
York. It is his new vocation to crawl
into back slums, and lie ambushed in rear
yards; to peer into shutter holes, through
door-cracks, and down chimneys; to wriggle
into side passages, and break into front doors ;
to smell of glasses, and taste the dirt in their
bottoms; to snatch mugs from under the
aprons of wenches; to pounce upon singing
damsels and singing youths, and drag them off
to station-houses in company with thieves and
harlots; to lie here, to deceive there, to betray
everywhere ; in short, to become a veritable
Mouchard, and to be known as such, and
pointed at as such, and despised as such,
throughout all the Metropolitan District.
Now, we submit, that thehonest aud faithful
members of our Metropolitan Police were not
intended to be degraded by law to the condi
tion of a Parisian Mouchard. We recognize
these men as the guardians of our peace, the
protectors of a sleeping community, the de
fenders of our property and. lives. As such
they fill an honorable station—they claim our
sympathy and deserve our respect. We pro
test against any police system or police order
that attempts to degrade these citizens to the
level of spies, informers and Mouchards. It is
demoralizing to them, as American citizens;
it is demoralizing to the society in which they
dwell, and with which they are connected. If
it be necessary for the maintenance of law,
that spies and pimps must be employed in New
York city, we ask the Police Authorities to
Bend to France, and obtain the veritable Paris
ian Mouchard— the trained spy—just as slave
drivers used to send out to Cuba to procure
the true breed of trained blood-hounds. But,
in the name of decency, do not turn our po
licemen into Mouchards. Let them still con
tinue to be men I
The Washington Evening Star says:
They are making rum in Louisiana out oi
Bweet potatoes. Seven barrels of potatoes
yield a barrel of rum. What the rum wil
■yield when drank is not stated.” Probably one
murder, two suicides, a couple of hundred
headaches, and innumerable black eyes can be
■jjceepteJ as the slight yield of the drink.
Jltto fork
HEW TOMI, AUGUST 18, 1867.
In Mexico it is customary, after a Revolution
has been successful or suppressed, for the lead
ing general to be chosen President of the Re
public, until another Revolution shall over
throw him and his adherents. We have seldom
gone so far as Mexico in our reward of military
honors, but on the occasions when we followed
her example, not much good ever come of it.
Our fathers of the first Revolution wisely and
soberly elected Gen. George Washington to the
First Magistracy of his country; but they did
not do it because he was Washington the Gen
eral, but because they believed him to be a
Statesman of eminent abilities—one who, be
fore he became general, had been declared by
a leading member of Congress, in his plac?, to
be “ the greatest man in the nation.” George
Washington was re-elected to the Presidency,
no trover a military, but a civil competitor, and
when he, at last, retired to private life, full of
years and honors, the people again turned to
civil life in order to find his successor. There
were many other patriotic soldiers, of brilliant
record, who might have justly aspired to the
place vacated by their commander-in-chief;
soldiers *of mature years, of devoted service ;
soldiers like Greene, and Knox, and Schuyler,
and Wayne, and many others whose names
are immortal. But the people of the new
Republic passed these military chieftains by.
They admired, they honered, they rewarded
them, as|soLDiERS, but, with cautious wisdom,
they chose a civilian to be their second
dent, because they knew that the law and sd**
ciety, were above the sword. Not that they
feared to trust any one of those gallant men who
had aided to achieve their liberties; but because
they recognized the propriety of selecting a
chief ruler from the ranks of experienced states
men, and depending upon the captains of the
Republic to support the government—as its
“ strong men.”
Hence, the civilian Adams followed the soldier
statesman Washington. The civilian Jefferson,
the. civilian Madison, the civilian Monroe, the
civilian John Quincy Adams, continued the il
lustrious succession. It is true that, after an
other war had emphasized the history of our na
tion, a second military chieftain filled the chair
of Washington; and we shall not deny that 1
Andrew Jackson combined the qualities of :
statesman and soldier in a large degree. But :
we fear not to declare our belief that had the
enthusiasm of a new party, with a new shib- 1
bole th, failed in electing Jackson over Adams,
we should have been relieved from the after ]
birth of party chieftainship in’ the shape of 1
Van Buren ; we might have been spared a '
month of Harrison and four years- of Tyler ;we <
might have escaped Polk and the Mexican war, 1
and never been disgraced by Pierce, another mil- '
itary chieftain, or troubled by a year of Taylor *
and three years of Fillmore. (
Had any nation of old time, not excepting the 1
stiff-necked Hebrews, been so repeatedly warned J
as we have been, we think they would have '
learned something by experience. We rushed
General Harrison through a hard cider cam
paign, and obtained, as the fruits of victory, j
the traitor John Tyler. We saw the experiment i
tried in the person of Frank Pierce, and beheld <
its sequel in the degradation of our nation at i
the feet of slavery. We sacrificed Henry Clay, f
the statesman, for old “ Rough-and-Ready,” 1 <
and we were punished by Fillmore and Com- ;
promises. We essayed to make Saul king, in 1
the shape of Winfieid Scott. We set up a mili- :
tary David, in ihe guise of Fremont, and ’
achieved—Buchanan. On every occasion when i
the Party of Principle and Progress in this ]
country has turned from the civilian and the <
statesman, to select its Presidential candidate i
from successful military mon, it has cheated <
itself or contributed to a choat of the- Republic.
Such is the record of the past. God grant that
the Republican Party shall make no- such mis
takes in the future.
The N. Y. Tablet says that “ when the Fe
nians shall have passed away on the stream of
time and been forgotten, the name of Thomas
Darcy McGee will shine brighter than it does
to-day, on the roll of fame.” This is consoling
to Tommy McGee, though rather rough on the
Fenians; but we dare say the Fenians can
stand it. It is somewhat provocative of laugh
ter, however, to see Irish papers so bigoted as
to toady to every enemy of Ireland and every
lickspittle of England, whenever directed, to do
so by church dignitaries. Every Irishman, as
well as every American, knows that this
McGee has attained what little distinction he
enjoys by a subserviency to British colonial
authority during years when his countrymen
at home have been persecuted and ground down
by English middlemen and half English con
stabulary. And yet the Tablet tries to dignify
the balderdash about McGee by calling it
“justice to the unrivalled talents and unsul
lied public career of a man who towers, to-day,
in the might of genius* above all living Irish
We think that will do, even for the Tablet.
Tommy McGee “ towering” as the Greatest of
Diving Irishmen! Let ns laugh I
Ocean Crossing.—We see by Eng
lish files, that Captain Mikes, the skipper of
that little raft Nonpareil, which everybody pre
dicted would go to pieces off Sandy Hook, has
been made quite a lion by the Royal Yacht
Club, in honor of his adventurous voyage
across the Atlantic. It is even said that Prince
Alfred and the Queen intend to pay a visit to
the small craft, which would be more of a com
pliment than young Bennett received, even
after he offered his yacht as a “ gift ” to the
“ first of British yachtsmen.” Our New York
Herald, however, does not print whole columns
of comments upon the late “ oceanic feat ” as
it did when the yacht Henrietta won thirty
thousand dollars in the Atlantic race. Is Ben
nett oblivious of Capt. Mikes, or is Henrietta
jealous ?
Semmes Disgusted.—The Pirate
Semmcs, who now edits the Memphis Bulletin,
witnessed the election in Tennessee, and from
his description we should judge that he was
intensely disgusted. He talks like one ready
to wrap himself in the cerements of the grave,
and willing to be hid away with other mum
mies. He “passes in his checks” with this
At an early hour of the morning, the various roads
leading into the city were thronged with deluded freed
, men Hocking into Memphis, as the great Mecca of
i Brownlowism. Many of them came, staff m hand,
ragged and dusty, as though from a long pilgrimage. So
• surprising was tneir numner that, like Roderick Dhu,
they seemed, to spring forth from every bushandbrake
by the wayside. We looked in upon them at their poll
) ing places at about 12 o’clock. Not being a voter our
selves, on account of a supposed defect of patriotism,
’ our visit was, oi course, one of mere curiosity. To our
eyes, the long procession of dusky figures making their
way slowly to the judges’stand bore the semblance of a
) funeral procession. Liberty was dead, we thought, and
these were her pall-bearers.
O, Dear!—The Albany Argus is in
consolable over the defeat of its rebel friends
in Tennessee. Even the rebel triumph in Ken
tucky gives it no comfort. 01 cries the poor
: ghost of an ex-Albany Regency, “ The soil in
f which the ashes of two Presidents repose—a
3 JaCkson and a Polk—is ruled by negroes andi
11 Brownlow!” This is indeed dreadful!—bu
e may there not be some compensation yet?
1 Does not Johnson still live 1 and isn’t a living
e jackass better than two dead lions ? 0 ! Argus,
i Orv xour eyes!
Tho “ inclement sea” has been often apostro
phized by shipwrecked or storm-tossed mari
ners ; but there is a “ Clement 0.” who blows
it rougher than any sea wo know of. The
latest effusion of wind from tho Ohio blower,
relates to tho Tennessee election, Which ap
pears to have lodged hard against every rebel
lious stomach as well as every copper head.
“Loot at the election in Tennessee!” shrieks
unhappy Vai—“Tho Republican candidate is
elected by a groat majority! Forshamol for
shame 1 Sixty thousand negroes voting I The
next step, I presume, will be to disfranchise
every Democrat in tho North I” What a “blow”
this is for Vallandigham! He goes off quite
frantically over it 1 Ha predicts miscegenation
immediately. Ho almost declares that he must
straightway put away Mrs. V. (if there bo such
1 a lady,) and take unto himself some “dusky
daughter of tho tropic South,” as Tennyson, or
any other man, has it. Listen to poor Val
“If you would bring tho races up to an equality, you
must lay aside all distinctions which are founded upon
race. There must be intermarriage and general ming
hng of the races. It is utterly impossible that there
should be negro equality in this country, consistent with
order and harmony and peace and quiet in the communi
ty, unless you accept the negro as your equal socially as
well as politically. They must marry and be given in
marriage as a result of that political equality from which
social equality must necessarily come.”
Now, is not Clement C. a real “object of
sympathy”—a really “unprotected female!”
Tennessee has elected Brownlow by sixty thou
sand negro votes, and ergo, Clement and all
his fellow-copperheads and democrats are
bound to take unto themselves negro wives
and concubines in the good old Southern “ pa
triarchal” fashion. Let the darkeys carry a
few more State elections, and we shall have the
entire Democracy clamoring for miscegenation,
and find their candidates for office swarming
about every freedman's house, with soft
speeches as
’‘Thick as lies that- strew
The tongue of Vallandigham.”
There is more danger to be apprehended, in
political as in business life, from the blunders
of fools than from the plots of knaves. In
politics especially, the shallow, superficial or
opinionated demagogue may cause more trouble
and work moro mischief than the really cor
rupt schemer ; because the latter, if he be cun
ning as well as wicked (as is usually the case)
will look out that his party shall not commit
suicide through any fault of his; while the
fdrmer, like a bull in a china-shop, will seek to
havo his own foolish way, although ho break
everything in his reach while trying it.
A man may be a good editor, and a poor poli
tician. A man may be able to talk for hours
on the importance of saving a sixpence, and
yet he may become tho stupid tool of every
wayside thimble-rigger. A man may lecture
like a phiiosopher, harangue like a temper
ance orator, and yet be a very great ass- in the
political line.
Now, we do not think that the Republican
party can ever be led by the nose, no matter '
what sort of a political leader attempts th®
feat. Most of the demagogues, great and ‘
small, who rode tho old Whig party to death,
and havo since tried to mount the Republican 1
organization,—most of these old codgers are '
so well known, and tho people have so plainly
marked their manoeuvres in the past, that
there is not much fear of their becoming mis- [
chievous in the future.
It is certain, however, that our own poor ,
party is oppressed by a good many dismal asses
who bray, on all occasions, in hopes that their 1
voices may lead the people to some crib that
contains oats and thistles such as asses have a <
fancy for. It behooves us, at all times, to be .
on the look-out for these chaps, and have a
stout cudgel at hand to drub them with. Some
of them may attempt to hide their donkey
proportions by wearing lion-skins; but we can
always be sure of our ass by waiting only to
hear him bray.
r s
Rebuking a Ruffian.—The counsel ’
for John H. Surratt, a lawyer named Bradley, >
made himself notorious, as may be remember- j
ed, during the trial, by his offensive demeanor j
in court, brow-beating witnesses on all occa- ]
sions, and insulting the Judge more than once.
On the discharge of the jury, Judge Fisher,
after a brief notice of the provocations endured 1
by the Court, ordered that the name of Bradley <
should be stricken from tho roll of attorneys. '
Tins enraged the lawyer to t.ie last degree, ]
and, pursuing Judge Fisher into a street car, 1
he thrust a note into his hand containing a i
challenge to a duel. Such “ chivalric” mode of I
settling differences, so fashionable in the days j
of bludgeons and negro-pens, is not much in i
vogue among sensible mem now-a-days, beside
being forbidden by the law ; and the Judge, in
receiving the attorney’s challenge, very prop
erly caused the fellow to be arrested and held ;
over to keep the peace. If some of those ex- i
rebel brigands could bo made examples of, the
atmosphere of Washington city might become ;
a degre purer.
Running to Seed.—The Herald is at
its old game of predicting things that will
never happen. Unwarned by its dismal record
of false and foolish vaticinations, it now pro
phecies that the “voice of New York in our
coming November election,” will endorse the
negro-hating copperhead sentiment of Ken
tucky, and repudiate the lesson of freedom
taught by Tennessee. The balderdash about
“ a transfer of political power from the white
to the black race,” the whine over “negro
supremacy,” and all such rubbish of tho past
may be seen daily reproduced in the Herald
columns, side by side with hypocritic praise of
Gen. Grant, apologies for Andrew Johnson, and
puffs of Fernando Wood. We are no longer
surprised at the general opinion expressed, of
the “ falling off ” and slipshod way in which
this once powerful journal is now con
ducted. It is evidently a decaying concern,
and we fear that the “ Telegram” will not grow
fast enough to take its place.
Railroad Monopolies Menaced . —Ar
amendment to the Constitution was offered in.
the Convention on Friday last, which aims <%
stout blow at the overgrowing power of railroad!
corporations in our State. Judge Amasa J».
Park?er was the mover of this clause, which
provides that no railroad company whose capi
tal stock exceeds $15,000,000, shall be allowed to
consolidate with other companies. The proposi
tion was warmly debated, being opposed, by
Messrs. J. Brooks and Schell, of this city, and
supported by Messrs. Opdyke, Duganne. and T.
W. Dwight. Messrs. Parker, Alvord, and Rath
bone, spoke earnestly in its favor, and Mr. Eras
tus Corning declared that “an experience of
thirty years, in connection with sat
isfied him that such a Constitutional prohibi
tion was just and necessary.” The railroad
kings may as well give up their dream ©f mak
ing a State of Camden and Amboy ooh of our
Empire Commonwealth. There are vejy few
free passes in the pockets of this Convention.
What’s in a Name?—The Louis
ville Journal, which swings like Mahomet's cof
fin between the upper regions of Union loyalty
and the nether ones of Kentucky rebelism, is
put to rather hard straits in. those radical
times. Failing to explain why frea colored,
men should not vote like free whites, it fall i
back on “ Prentice” wit in lieu, of argument, and
wants to know how “niggers” with such names
as “ Old Cheese,” “Tom Cat,” “Tar Box,” or
“Snow Ball” can ever become citizens. Wo
can toll the old man that there are numbers
■ of “ better citizens” in these parts, who drink
as bad whisky as ho does, and who sport such
' names as “ Smokey,” “ Sheepguts,” “ Leather-
■ bob,” “Old Swipes,” etc., etc., and yr J these
men are depended on by the Democratic party
to carry primary elections, and send Jim
■ Brooks, John Morrissey and F. Wood to the
i National Congress.
■ Galignani says : “ Blondin has been
i compelled to break hia engagement at AsnieTes
i from causes not very creditable to his rivals.
On closely inspecting his rope the other day,
ho discovered that it had been sawn asunder,
1 so that one fibre only remained, which his
; weight would have broken. But for this time
, ly discovery, this diabolical attempt would
have euccoedecU
The Evening Post publishes “ a reminiscence
of Abraham Lincoln,” a paper by James A.
Briggs, which relates how Mr. Lincoln was in
vited by a committee to deliver a lecture at
Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, in 1859 ; how the
committee offered Mr. Lincoln S2OO, and then
wanted to have him lecture at Cooper Institute,
but were afraid they could not pay expenses;
how, finally, Mr. Briggs arranged with the
committee, to relieve them, and so on, as fol
lows ;
m^P. or 4 0r ,to relieve Messrs. Richards, Pettingill, and
1 übbs oi all responsibility, I called upon some of the
otneer? of the “Young Men’s Republican Union,” and
proposed that they should take Mr. Lincoln, and that the
lecture should bo delivered under their auspices. They
respectfully declined.
called upon Mr. Simeon Draper, then President
of Tae Draper Republican Union Club of New York,”,
and proposed to him that his “Union” take Mr. Lincoln
and tho lecture, and assume the responsibility of the ex-
Emses. Mr. Draper and his friends declined, and Mr.
mcoln was left iu tho hands of the “original Jacobs.”
After considerable discussion, it was agreed on the
part of the young gentlemen that the lecture should be
delivered m the Cooper Institute, if I would agree to
share the expenses, if the sale of tickets (twenty-five
cents each) for the lecture did uot meet the outlay. To
this I assented, and the lecture was advertised to be de
livered in the Cooper Institute on the evening of the
27th of February.
Mr. Lincoln readjthe notice of the lecture in the papers,
and, without any knowledge of the arrangement, was
somewhat surprised to loarn that he was first to
his appearance before a New York instead of a “Ply
mouth Church” audience. A notice of the proposed
lecture appeared in the New York papers, and the Times
spoke of him “ as a lawyer who had some local reputation
in Illinois.”
At my personal solicitation, Mr. William Cullen Bryant
presided as chairman of the meeting, and introduced Mr.
Lincoln for the first time to a New York audience.
The lecture was a wonderful success. It has become a
part of the history of the country. Its remarkable abili- 1
ty was everywhere acknowledged, and after the 27th of
February the name of Mr. Lincoln was .a familiar one to
the people of the East. After Mr. Lincoln closed his
lecture, Mr. David Dudley Field, Mr. James W. Nye,
Mr. Horace Greeley and myself were called out by the
audience, and made short speeches. I remember saying
then: “One of three gentlemen will be our standard
bearer in the Presidential contest of this year; the dis
tinguished Senator of New York, Mr. Seward; the late
able and accomplished Governor of Ohio, Mr. Chase; or
the ‘unknown knight* who entered the political lists
against the Bois Gilbert cf Democracy, Stephen A.
Douglas, on the prairies of Illinois in 1t53, and unhorsed
him—Abraham Lincoln.”
Some friends joked me after the meeting as not being
a “good prophet.” The lecture was over: all the ex
penses were paid; I was handed by the gentlemen inter
ested the sum of $4 25, as my shars of the profits, as
they would havo called on me if there had been a de
ficiency in the receipts to meet expenses.
Immediately after the lecture, Mr. Lincoln went to
Exeter, N. H., to visit his sou Robert, then at school
there, and I sent him a check for S2CO. Mr. Tubbs in
formed me, a few weeks ago, that after the check was
paid at the Park Bank he tore it up, but that he would
give S2OO for tho check if it could be restored—with the
endorsement on it of “A. Lincoln”—as it was made pay
able to the order oi Mr. Lincoln.
A good story, as far as it goes, but there is a
sequel to it quite as good. After tho Lincoln
lecturo was delivered, a committee of the
Young Men’s Republican Union got it printed
in handsome style, and circulated it exten
sively. The edition was “annotated” lumi
nously and voluminously, and Mr. Lincoln was
introduced to the public in a very presentable
shape. The young lawyer who did the “ anno
tation” may be supposed to have secured a
copyright in this Lincoln lecture, which paid,
and continues to pay, better than most Ameri
can copyrights,, since it was the means of his
obtaining, some years afterward, a fife office of
$4,000 per annum, as a judge in a Washington
court. Apropos of publishing, there was an
other lecture, by Charles Sumner, printed by
the Young Men’s Republican Union (we do not
know whether it was “ annotated” or not), and
the “ committee-man.”' who had it in charge re
ceived, as his copyright, another life office, in
the Court of Slave Trade Arbitration, estab
lished soon afterward.. It may thus be seen 1
that copyrights in some- lectures and orations
are pretty good investments, for young politi
..♦ » *
Lopez, the Betrayer.—While we <
have no sympathy with those who denounce
the execution of Maximilian as a murder, we
irave nothing but abhorrence'for the act of the ;
treacherous Mexican who, after being loaded 1
with favor by this poor Austrian Pretender,
turned against his benefactor, in the hour of :
his distress, and sold him for a price to his '
enemies. It has already been, chronicled that ]
the wife of Lopez repudiated her unworthy '
husband, and banished him from her presence, i
on. account of his treachery ; and' by the latest
advices we have intelligence that the wretched ,
man has expiated his baseness by the forfeit of j
his life. Miguel Lopez, the betrayer, was as- <
sassinated, such is the report,-at a hotel in <
Puebla, by a Mexican whose name is unknown, !
and*who escaped after perpetrating the deed. «
The-doomed general received nine stabs, and j
his assassin departed, exclaiming This is ]
the "'.‘ay all traitors shall be paid.’.” mote it *
be! <
“ Poor Carlotta.’’—The dispatches j
that brought the first news of Maximilian’s ex- j
ecutibn, were pathetic over his last words, j
which were reported to have been,. “Poor Car- <
lotta.” It is how very doubtful., however, if '
the Archduke over uttered those words-, though
it wae*quite natural he should have.’ devoted his '
latest!. thoughts to the unhappy princess. A
late correspondent of a Belgian jpurnal, who :
received a note from Maximilian just before the
lattec’s death, says that the note “ announced
the death of the empress (the report of which
was, in fact, spread about.”) By this it would
appear that the Archduke really deemed him
self amidower, and the belief tended
to reconcile him with his own fate;. The letter
subsequently printed in our daily papers, as
written by Max to Carlotta was, without doubt,
a fabrication by some penny-a-liner possessing
little-brain and less heart.
Samuel Musick, of Cenfiralia, HI.,
ran off with John Hunt’s wife,. John didn’t
ca.sej.but his wife’s mother did,, and she suc
ceeded in separating Samuel from the lady
with whom ho was living in glee and accord,
his erring wife was brsught back to
Hunt, he remarked: ‘’l’m sorry this delight
fol duo was disconcerted. I den’t like Musick.
My wife doos. She was happy vsith her Mqsick.
I,wasn’t unhappy while playing .solo. I’m satis
fied! io go it, like Paganini, on .one string. Let
Her return to her Musick, and I’ll hunt up
other game,” and ho politely closed tho door of
his domicile in the face of his .too melodiously
‘mdined partner and her discordant mother.
“ Nohow.”—“ Many raen of many
minds,” is a good old saying,,and none will dis
pute the wisdom of the proverb which says that
“honesty is the beet policy#.”’ In view of the
many questions involved in, the “ Sewing Ma
chine war,” as many persons are pleased to
term it, an unprejudiced pniilic is not slow to
discover a wrong, and to give the credit where
it properly belongs. While one company
claims one thing, and another another, none
have yet come forward to. dispute the claim set
forth by the Weed Sbtbkss Machine Co., viz ;
That they hold the first and highest premium
awarded in Paris at thei'xposition Umverselle,
for the best family sewing machine, without
additions or exceptior.e, but for the machine
pure et simple. This claim being made in good
faith,, tho official documents are open for in,
One of BrigbiDa Young’s apostles
writes from Liverpool that “there are hun
dreds of unmarried, sisters waiting for the day
of their deliverance, and looking to the moun
tains for help.”’ We never heard of but one
mountain that, could give any assistance to
these modest “ unmarried sisters,” and that
was the “ mountain which labored and. brought
forth a mouse,” However, in our opinion,
these frail females had best took to Her Majes
ty’s own physician for help. He uinderstands
the business, for he’s had groat experience.
There is some sense 'in this para
graph, which we find floating around: “If you
want to. look intellectual and stunning, mount
a pair ot ponderous gold spectacles, dispose
your hair (be sure it is long) in the most care
less,. frowsy manner,, wear an outre, extensive
shirt-collar, and cultivate paleness and a gen
eral. negligence of dress. Nine people in ten
will take you for a. genius.. You can avoid the
tenth, who will sse that you axe simply a pre
tender and nincompoop. It is always healthy
for simpletons io keep clear of such.”
A “ Conscript” writes to the Haw-
L kinsville (GaJ IDispatch, relating as a singular
i battle-field phenomenon that “many of the
. Federal soldiers, killed in battle, immediately
, afterward turned purple or black, while Con
, federate soldiers, lying beside them, all killed,
J perhaps, in the same charge, retained their
natural color.” Possibly the reason why tho
I Southrons retained their “ natural color” was
I that they wors thoroughly rotton before death.
In the University convocation at
Albany, Dr, Lambert said that physiology
ought to be taught in schools, so that all wdmld
know what to eat. Ho said: <c ff a scholar
cannot resolve a problem easily, his brain
should be strengthened by a good dish of
tripe.” How if th©! problem should bs* given
for solution on a Friday—would the doctor
have the scholar disobey that ancient mandate
of another philosophic luminary,, that “You
shouldn’t eat tripe on a Friday
A Virginia paper says : ef lt is re
corded as a singular fact that not a single mu
latto was born in Berkeley Va<, last
year.” Liberty don’t appear to increase mis
cegenation. Now what will take the place of
that profound piece of Democratic logic:
“ Would you marry your sister to-a'nigger ?”
A Minnesota Democratic paper, in
pressing the claims of its candidate for elec
tion, says that its “ standard-bearer, Charles
E. Flandreau, has twice laid down his life to
save Western Minnesota from devastation by
the Indians.” A doubly-dead corpse is a very
proper candidate for a doubly-damned party.
Mermaids are said to be numerous: .
in the Kaw river, in Kansas. A few days ago a
party of young men out hunting, came
six of them, which fled at their approach. A> ;
singular coincidence was the finding of six *
waterfalls, six sets of hoop-skirts; and six et ‘
ceteras, on the bank of the river near where i
the mermaids were first seen.
The Mayor of Jackson, Miss., lias
vetoed a city ordinance restraining the running
at large of hogs, on the ground that the Con
stitution of the United States provides that
“ no person shall be deprived of life or liberty
without due process of law.” “ A Daniel! yea,
a Daniel come to judgment!”
An exchange says : “ President
Johnson contemplates spending a short time
at the- Lookout Mountain House during the
present season, and vast preparations have
been made to make his sojourn there pleasant.”
Which means, that a large stock of prime Bour
bon has been laid in.
Notes on the Constitutional Con
Albany, August 17, 1867.
The “grave and reverend seignors”at Albany have
been engaged most of the week in similar labor to
that which employed the classical young ladies who
drew water in sieves, or that virtuous (and likewise
classical) matron, Penelope, who spun Ly day and
unraveled by night. It must bo very apparent to an
observer that a hundred lawyers do not expedite law
much, and that the more judges you have in a con
vention, the less judgment it exhibits. And yet no
body can say that work is not done during these dog
days in the Assembly Chamber, The delegates swel
ter at noonday and at night, making and listening to
innumerable speeches,, and acting on a multitude of
propositions, adopting and rescinding, passing and
reconsidering all sorts of resolutions; and if they do
not finally succeed in discovering Truth at the bot
tom of the well, it mush be because Truth is not
there, or else the water is too muddy to allow a
glimpse of her. The pending article, when the week’s
discussions began, was- tbat on the
and it was disposed of,.for* the present, by reporting ■
progress, in order to wail the report cf the Committee
on Power and Duties of'the-Legislature.. After this
came up the Report of the;Committee-on Towns and
Counties, the debates upon, which consumed nearly
three days. The main question was upon the pro
priety of delegating exclusive powers to- Boards of
Supervisors over all matters affecting the; interests of
the county and towns. The amended article pro
posed to confer the exclusive jurisdiction upon the
local Boards in a variety of specified cases, with the
view of relieving the State Legislature of a large
amount of special law-making.. ’
were to be governed by, for, and of themselves, with- ,
out resort to Albany houses, whether first, second, or
third. It was contended: that the change: would <
diminish corruption, that the people desired it, and ,
that a Board of County Supervisors, chosen; respect- J
iveiy by their immediate neighbors,, in eaoh town, 1
would be a more fitting body to legislate for their lo- 1
cality than any committee of the Legislature could
be. The only difficulty was to-wecify tvhat extent of
power should be delegated to these Boarder and to l (
provide some means of resuming it,, should it be f
abused. Only one of the various propositions’- really {
met this difficulty, and that was an amendment '
offered by the “city member’” providing; that the t
Boards of Supervisors should, be given, exclusive (
jurisdiction over all matters not contained.in general
laws, but that this jurisdiction .might be restricted or ■
prohibited by law, if, after five years from. the. adop- i
tion of this Cixpstitution, the Legislature should find i
it proper so to restrict or prohibit. This probation '
of five years, it was argued, would afford, ample trial 1
of the proposed plan, and would, during the interim, i
oblige the Legislature to confine itself mainly to the
passage of general laws; thus-giving an opportunity
of trying the effect of that also,, upon the law-mak- 1
ing of the State. The Article,, after being, torn to (
pieces and patched up, several times, was finally
■passed, in a very harmless and negative shape; so I -
that it may be declared concerning it, that it will j
never set the Hudson River on fire. But a final ]
amendment, imbodying the last section of the same
article in the present Constitution, was appended on ‘
motion of a zoaious democratic, delegate from Kings, <
which most opportunely and unexpectedly settled (
the question of “Commissioners,” as-far as. New
York only is concerned. This section, is< th&lden- 1
tical one under which the Court of Appeals decided i
the constitutionality of Metropolitan District Com
missioners; and the fact that,its adoption. was,moved
by a leading democrat, (who. did not look, before he
leaped), is a matter of much, chagrin to-the discom
fited democracy. Non-partisanship, as the boys say,
is “played,” and the vote on the adoption.of that
section drew the lines between minority and. majori
ty more sharply than ever. So the assertion of the
Evening only a .day previous,.that the Cont
vention was
is proved to have been a “slight mis take,.’'and the
Journal man must have, some consultation with
Tweed & Co., before he jumps at conclusions again.
In point of fact, the Convention is “all. right on the
goose,” and I would not be at all surprised hereafter
at the adoption of the proposition of the “city mem
ber” to create a Governor’s. Council, having general
supervision of all these. Commissions.. Wo. shall see
what we shall see. Meantime, it is. gratifying to
know that we are not to, see the hands* set backward
on the dial of. popular government. This, fact was
manifested during the,consideration of.the report on
yesterday, of a proposition offered by Judge Parker,,
of Albany, prohibiting railroad corporations having
a capital of more than.sls,ooo,ooo, from, consolidating
with other railroad companies. This menace of the
great monopolies which, threaten oun Slate, gave rise
to a pretty thorough ventilation of sailraad systems,
and the Conventic-niwaa startled by. a short speech
(his first one) from Erastus Corning—a. speech whose
brevity and power.can scarcely be overrated. “I only
wish to' say,” said.the. old man, rising feebly, “that
from an experience of thirty years connected with
railroads, I am convinced that tho amendment pro
posed, is a wise and. just one to.be: inserted in the
Constitution/' Such, an opinion,.coming from ‘•’■one
who knows,” as Erastus Cornins? does, is worth a
quire of foolscap, speeches, and it presages a heavy
blow to ba struck, at monopolies cf all kinds.
of Citjzen.Prsißiifie> io which the; Convention was in
vited last night, waa fixed on a very unfortunate day;
not only on account of its being so near the close of
the week, .but because of the ugly storm which pre
vailed, .soaking, all rural arrangements into a “dom’d
moist, unpleasant” condition., as Mantalini might
say. ThU~is the. second time; that Love’s labor has
been Jost jm the-matter of feting -the Convention. Last
week, whom Chancellor Pruyn. opened his fine man
sion, huiwj; his, spacious grounds with Chinese lan
terns, and. invited “ fair women and brave, men” to
be as “merry as a marriage bell,” the Convention
took it into its eon glomerate noddle to sit up all night
instead, of going a-pleasuring ; the only result of
which.was. to tire out even H. G. until he voted for
adjournment. And now, when another ovation was
tendered,. Jupiter Pluvius throws cold water upon it.
after*- veering and shifting, and making architects
dance-attendance for six.months past, ‘bavo at length
. got themsclvea in a muddle about the plans submit
ted;, the consequence of which may bn that the entire
Capitol project will go*, up in a balloon some fine
morning. What sort of a building the Commission
ers want is hard to taH&and I rathor think that with
such “ experts” to help them decider as our present
board of Commissioners of the Land Office, they will
Ultimately find themselves in “ confusion worse con
has left Albany far. a. visit to the White Mountains,
with his daughters,, and will probably be absent ten
days, Lieut.-Goy. Woodford sails for Europe on the
28th of this month, Viator.
Tfee Angnst Meteors.
To the EdUonof the New York Dispatch :
It mus Abe admitted by all doubting minds of the
present day, if much against a stubborn idea created
by positive ignorance, that those who have devoted
their lives to the steady of astronomy are not fools,
nor men of uncertain calculations.
The great flights oi meteors in 1833* 1866, or- even
1798,. v. ere each predicted to the precision of a day,
and even though the exact portion of the earth’s sur
face destined to first meet > the meteoric cloud or at-
■ mosphere was not positively calculated, nevertheless
it was known that our planet would reach, at a given
time, the ignescent region. That the devout astron
omer was not mad, but correct in his mighty investi
gations, was proven by the splendid fire rains at the
’ end of each calculated period.
, The shooting stars of August are periodical, and
are looked for with the regularity of the month; but
J the annual flight this year has thus far been superior
r to any that have been seen since Aug. 11th, 1834. On
the night of the 11th, the minor flight was signaled
■ by a brilliant bolide appearing in Cassiopea, and dart
ing across to “ Lyra,” its trail of light lasting for ten
’ seconds, and which seemed of a bright pink and
r green hue. This first meteor was seen at three min
j utes past nine o’clock P. M.; the second at 11:30
minutes, started near “ Alpherat” in the “ Square of
3 Pegasus,” and disappeared near “Lyra.” Several
, weca sdou U visa and 'xoid the bright turou*
fight seven made their appearance near ThubaK in j
Draco, and rushed southward, with brilliant trails.
After “moondown,” at three o’clock on the morning
of the 12th, we counted eighty-nine large meteors,
equal in size to Jupiter, when moat beautiful, inva
riably making their first flash in the Constellations
Pegasus, Draco and Perseus, their course inclined
southwest. The small shooting stars, had we found
time to count,- must have been over a thousand, ana
with the flashing ever and' anon of the crimson and
green meteors, the scans 1 was grand, and the slow
hours of nigh t short and fall- of interest.
We saw only three meteor* start from the apparent
neighborhood of Beta in Casaeloparddus, but a very
large number of shooting.stars sprang out and away
from tliis- dim cluster. At four o'clock, the flight be
came rapid and grand In the west, and for twenty
minutes wn looked and failed to keep a correct reck
oning thereof. Daylight soon extinguished the dis
play, and though we hove kept constant watch nightly
since, every attempt to catch another view of meteoric
rain has been- frustrated by the round, -bright moon;
or the wondering clouds oS night.
L. S'- Caldwell.
St. John’s Sq<tabe, N. Aug. 14th,
From Lake Mahopac.
To the Editor of the Netv York DispvtcK .•
Gregqby House, Aug. 10, 1867.
One of the most brilliant and enjoyable masquerade
and francy-dress “hops’" that have probably taken
place at any of our fashionable Summer resorts, came
oS here last evening, in tho large parlors and dining- *
rooms of this hotel. The extensive shaded lawns in
front of the hotel were brilliantly illuminated with
hundreds of Chinese lanterns, which, in connection
with the other illuminations in and about the hotel, ;
presented a most beautiful and striking appearance. <
The decorations in the ball-rooms were varied and
tasteful. In brief, the committee on decorations per
formed the duties assigned them to perfection. t
The masqueraders made their appearance about (
nine o’clock, and numbered (young and old) about ,
fbtir hundred, very few of the participants appearing
without a disguise. Mr. Robert Wolf, the costumer
of the hotel, was here from New York city, with his f
choice assortment of rich, rare, tasteful and grotesque ,
Beside the number of participants there was equal- <
ly as many spectators who viewed the brilliant scenes ]
within through the doors and windows, from the
large piazzas adjoining the ball-room. The music,
which;was- justly considered par excellence, was fur- 1
nished by Mr. A. Bernstein from New York. ]
The characters assumed in the comic costumes af- ,
forded one of the most enjoyable features of the even
ing and wera well carried out. Such, also, was the (
caso with the principal characters arrayed in rich ex- j
pensive dresse.3 of a historical nature, dating as far t
back as Louis- XIII, including some of the principal <
notables up to a more modern date, not excepting 1
the ideas of dress which were the result of imagina- j
tion. Among, the . characters represented it is only
necessary to mention s few of tiie most prominent,
viz : “ Queen of Flowers,” very rich rich and taste- (
ful ; “Queen Elizabeth,” “Queen of Norway,”
“ Marie Stuart,” beautiful white satin dominoes, new
style ; a very handsome style of Greek dress. ]
Mephistophelian costumes—Spanish dress, verystyi- (
ish and attractive “-Coral Fisher,” “ Cherry Girl,”
“ Shower of Pearls a showy costume of black lace,
bespangled with stars; a page dress of red velvet, 1
trimmed with beadfe ; jockey costume of peculiar <
beauty and independence; Italian peasantry ; Turk- r
isn female dross ; Spanish girl; “ Child of the Regi
ment “ Folly ;’’ satin dress of black, adorned with f
black lace and pearls ; opera costumes of “ Figaro (
and “Fra Diavolo-/’ four gigantic twins of nine feot,
with swelled heads; Louis Kill ; Louis XIV., and
several which we cannot find room tor. j
The character of George Washington was repre- £
seated in a beautiful and very rich suit of black vel
vst, with chapeau. The children’s dresses were or
namental, rich, and tasteful. In the comic costumes t
were seen the Irishman with his ready wit; several j
Yankees from “Varmount’” and the “Nutmeg” ,
State; “ Uncle Sam,” who was lost in not finding Miss ‘
“Columbia” present;, Jocko„ and several species of s
animals; but the inevitable contraband was not in- ,
troduced during the festivities. 3
The acenes winch occurred at the hour of unmask
ing, (about twelve o’clock,) were exceedingly amus- 1
ing to all, but they have been too- often described to f
admit of it now. The whole, affair proved a perfect
success, thanks to the lavish expenditure of the
“ greenoacks,” and the assistance of the energetic £
men on jthe different committees. After resresh- t
ments the dancing was again, resumed, and kept up t
till about four in the morning, .when the sweet strains
of “ Homo, Sweet Home,” suggusted to the merry 1
party the propriety oi seeking that rest which would t
recuperate them for participating in varied enjoy- 5
menu arranged for to-day. B. J. W.
of gm cement. ■
The Terrace Garden Concerts still j
continue to be pleasant features„more especially on <
Sunday evenings, when crowds resort to them, for the i
pleasant and elevating recreation.which they afford.
When we say that they continue to-be under the able t
direction of Mr. Theodore Thomaa,. whose unap- ]
proachable orchestra, composed mostly of solo per- 5
formers, is led by himself, we give these concerts the j
highest recommendation in our .power.
The Dramatic Fund series of performances;, to be 1
given and a continuous fair in aid.of it are now the 1
subjects of advertisements and notices of the press. ]
Six days and nights are to be devoted to. tha aid of ’
the Fund and some of the most celebrated, people in :
dramatic and musical art will give their aid.. The 1
Academy of Music has been engaged for the occasion '
and the entertainments will commence on the 9th of <
December and continue for a week. We call the at
tention of our readers to the “preliminary announce- 1
ment” in our amusement advertising.columns..
The Decker Bell Agraffe Full Iron Plate j
Piano, by its success, has shown.: that the newprin
ciple on which it is cons true ted. is the correct one. |
The Agraffe of this instrument being, cast of bell ‘
metal, produces a clear, glassy tone, without the
metalic sound common to pianos with the old
agraffe arrangement. It is also remarkable for the '
great length of time which it remains in tune. The
tone of the Decker piano is pare and delicious ;; and '
the instrument is unsurpassed in volume of sound or
durability of construction. Mr. E. .8.. Decker’s ware
rooms J|ro situated at No. 4 Bleecker street,, near the
Bowery. Mr. Decker warrants all pianos of his- con
struction for seven years. An inspection of these
instruments will convince the most skeptical of their
great superiority.
Brooklyn Atheneum.—To-morrow evening a
dramatic and musical entertainment of unusual ex
cellence will be given by |a. combination of artists
well known to and held in highfavor.by Brooklynites.
Miss Louisa Hawthorne and* Messrs. Davis- and Mes
tayer, for several seasons the popular favorites at
Mrs. Conway’s Park Theatre, aad.aiperfect galaxy of
assistant talent, will aprear in tha beautiful comedy
of the “Little Treasure'* and a gi?and olio;, in which
the Messrs. Stein, Lock wood and Mathison,. Carlotta
Pozzoni and Miss Julia. Queen will appear*.
Theatre Comique.—This house, formerly known
as Wood’s Theatre, will re-open on tho: 26ih inst.,
under the management of Charles While and Sam
Sharpley. The theatre has been thoroughly repaint
ed and redecorated, and a . company of great excel
lence has been srer-red. Thrti performances, to be
given will consist of burlesques, in which Mr. M. W.
Leffingwell, Miss MUlie Sacket and a competent com
pany will appear ; minstrelsy and eccetricities
by BenjCotton and Sharpie £s powerful band ; and
songs, dances lively; acts, etc., in which Eva Brent,
Charley White, MWle. Augusta, Ella. La Rue and
other artists of celebrity will assist.. If the gentle
men who have undertaken, the management of this
house do not succeed in making it a. paying concern
it will be through no want of enargy or lack of
knowledge of the business.-, in which they have en
gaged. ,
The EiGEffH Avenge Oeiua House offers
among other attractions; for the* present week, an :
original, and we are assured, well written burlesque
entitled “ Somebody’s* Daughter,a clever travesty
upon Meadar and Fulton’s recant dramatization.
George Stuyges and Thomas Cassidyj are to be added
to the already strong, that numbers among
its members Josh Hart, Frank Kearns, W. B. Cava
naugh and Dick Ralph, all of whom are seduously
excellent in their, The patrons of the
Eighth Avenue Opira House can always rely upon a
pleasant entertainunt.
Fifth Avenue Opera House.—The present is the
third and last wesk of Ben Cotton & Sam Sharpley’s
Minstrels at this very cosy and comfortable hall of
entertainment. A splendid, programme is offered for
the week, and a, number of new artists are to be in
troduced. Neat next, commencing Monday, the
26ih inst., the troupe will open at No. 514 Broadway,
where we presume the company will remain during
the Fall and Winter, presenting, as they have ever
done,, an attractive entertainment second to none in
the city.
San Franciso Minstrels 585 Broadway. This we
believe is the only minstrel hall, in the city that is not
yclept an opera house, but it is no less musical or
amusing on that account. “ A rose etc./’ the proverb
’is somewhat musty, so we refrain from its use. The
light and lively entertainment nightly offered is. emi
nently seasonable, and is enjoyed by good audiences.
Birch, Wambold, Bernard and Backus, are perennials
of which the people never tire, while every descrip
tion of novelty is offered in rapid succession. This
week “ Caste,” from memory, “ Italian Opera, with a
German Accent,” and the “ Yellow Gal That Winked
at Me,” are among the mirth-provoking morceaux, to
be served up.
Tony Pastor’s Opera House.—Good singing,
skillful dancing, handsome dresses and scenery,
. pretty women and capable actors, with a melange
entertainment, that is always sparkling and lively,
constitute the attractions of this popular place of
amusement. Need we wonder, then, that it is well
; patronized and much affected by the masses. This
L week a new sensation drama, founded on events in
L the recent war. entitled “ The Female Sharpshooters,”
■ will be presented, introducing twenty young ladies in
[ a grand march and drill. Also an entirely new bal
- let, in which the aforesaid young ladies wiil take a
} prominent part. The entertainment each evening
i will close with a new novel olio, in wbiqli wUQIo
Sunday Edition. August 18. . A ?
Ar the New York Theatre, Mr.
Augustin Daly’s ds'ania of “ Under the Gas Light,”
was produced on slonday evening last, and has been
acted on every night,' during the past week. The play
is entirely local in its character, very well (though
evidently hastily) strongly cast, well put
upon the stage, and, more than all, is original. Miss
Rose Eytinge aS the heroit’'®/ bas a part that is ad
mirably adapted to her power. aQ d one in which, as
a consequence, she appears pei'fcctly at home. Mr
J. K. Mortimer, has a part undrir the euphonious
title of Snorkey, a oroe armed veterai/ of our civil war.
While Btyke (capitally done by Mr. Dudley) is the
demon (of the fplay, Snorkey is the angel—the
Vishnu and Seeva—and the whole action Of the plot
tarns upon the social position of a yf»ting. lady
(F. F. F- Avenue) who- has been elevated from
under the gaslight of She streets of the Me
tropolis to a high in the fashion-*
able- world, which she repudiates whest> hen
lover,. Trafford (Mr. A. EL Davenport) has dis
covered' Her low origin, and looked coldly Ipou
hor. We have; too, a' villainoW old female confed
erate of Blyke, Old Judas, finely done by Mrs. Wright.
Miss Blanche Grey and Mrs* Davey have both ae
oeptable characters, which the perform; -
and Mr.-Dunn has a part, evidently intended for a !
personal hit, that he might make much more tolling
than it is. Mr. Welsh Edwards haw the pewt of a
magistrate, in which his’efforts in enforcing the Ex
cise Law by putting down liquors' were more ap
parent than commendable: The best piece of char
acter acting in the pliiy is that* given by
young Parsloe as' Bermudas, a dock rat and gamin
generally, who gives all the strong lingml coadimonta
of his class With a gusto and force that show careful
study froin life coupled with a’keen perception of in
dividual eccentricities of the members of tlw- class of
which he is a stage type.’ Messrs? Schell, BMtor and
Denham deserve great praise for the scenery and
stage arrangements, which are admirable; and Mr.
Tissington’s arranagemont of the music is another
evidence of the artistic skill and taste of one bf the
best leaders known to the theatres of New 1 ' York.
“ Under the Gas Light” is doubtless more ephemeral
than for all time, and we suppose was 'intended/so* to
be by the’ author; but it has made a success that-will
warrant its being kept on the stage for some weeks* to
come, if the weather should be such 1 as not to put
human life in peril of being lost in a flood or ; SWbpt
away by a cataract in going to tho theatre, which has
been the case on every night save one during the
past week. •
At WallAok’s Theatre, Miss Lotta and -the ffiao
company generally have ' given ' tho public a now
dramatic sensation by the production of Mr. John
Brougham’s dramatization from Dickens’ “ Old Cur'r
osity Shop,” called “Little-Nell and tho Marchion
ess.” The sorrowful Nell and the small servant aro
both portrayed by Miss Lotta, and, notwithstanding:
their antithetical traits of character, are both finely
and artistically done. To those who have previously
seen this young and generally rollicking artiste in ■
comic characters only, it must be surprising to wit- -
ness the pathos which she throws into the part of
Nell. It is very feelingly and touchingly rendered,
and we must give Miss Lotta credit for possessing a
versatility of talent to which we did not, previously to
the production of this play, deem her to be entitled.
Her Jfarcftioness is broad, but very highly acceptable/
and in her scenes with Swiveller she is excellent, and
she is fully deserving of tho marked applause l ■
which she has received. Mr. Williamson, in •
various eccentric parts, has heretofore received our
praise; but in none of thorn has he placed himself in
a more,deserving light before the public than in that
of Dick Swiveller, in which for the time being he ■
actually merges his identity and becomes tha charac
ter that he simulates. In this part he gives us one of
the best pieces of acting in the drama. Tha Quilp.ot
Mr. Colman—an actor now to our stage—is a very
fine and well conceived performance, sustained in a
villainously even manner. Mr. Hind as old Trent,
tho gaming grandfather, and Mr. Leon as - Sampson
Brass are highly commendable. Miss Annie Ward
(fast becoming a great favorite) as Mrs. Jarley, Mrs.
Winter as the meek Mrs. Quilp, and Miss Andrews as
the “ old fellow ” Sally Brass are all assiduous and
deserving of praise. From what we have written -it
will be seen that the cast throughout is good. . The
play has been put upon the stage with Wallackian
correctness, and it will be kept there until further
The French Theatre.—Mrs. Lander, so favor
ably known to every portion of the public of the
United States, as well by her talent, as by her ser
vices during the war, at whose commencement she
took a gallant and patriotic husband, appears at the
French Theatre, on Monday next, in a character
which Madame Ristori had rendered pre-eminently
her own, until Mrs. Lander had Signor Giacometti’s
play translated for hej, and made her first appear
ance in the character recently at Washington. As
an artist Mrs. Lander—or should we not say Mrs.
General Lander—possesses every capability for em
bodying this powerful creation of the Italian poet,
even more successfully than Ristori did. Of course,
we are unable to decide whether she has succeeded
until we have seen her, but judging from the general
tone of the Washington press regarding her assump
tion of this great role, wo may confidently anticipate
that she has. At any rate we most sincerely trust
that the assumption of this difficult part, the most
arduous which has ever been placed upon the stage
by any Italian artist, will redound even more to Mrs.
Lander’s reputation than it has done to Madame
Riston’s, and that her success ’in it will be as great
and thorough as we heartily desire it will be. The
sale of tickets will commence at Chickering’s store at
9J<; A. M.
At Niblo’s Garden, the “Black Crook” was, on
last ovening, performed the three hundredth and
thirty-seventh time. This is not astonishing in view
of the fact that this is only the skeleton of the origi
nal “Black Crook,” new scenes, new faces, and new
incidents having been introduced from time to time,
and now dancers having been brought from Europe
and substituted in place of those who have become
wearied o? nightly exertion, and those whoso engage
ments have expired. The play may, and we think
will, run for six months to come.
At the Olympic Theatre, Mr. Brougham has con
tinued his fine engagement, and, notwithstanding tha
tearful weather, has rnado the people morry over tha
productions and dramatizations of his own. pen- As
an author, ho has achieved another triumph in adapt
ing to the stage some of the scenes - from Dickens*
“ Curiosity Shop,” to which reference is made in an
other part of this department. It will take rank
with his best former efforts in.the same direction, in
which he has selected characters for himself.. It re
mains for him to take some of the startling, scones of
“ Great Expectations” and work them up , into-dra
matic shape, and if he does so, his greatest.auccess
in a Dickens direction is sure to follow. “Dombey
and Son” will be given at this house, on. Monday
evening, with a very fine cast of characters..
Of the Broadway Theatre, ,we can only-say that
the verdict of the press as to the great merits of
“ Casto” has been ratified by voice,, and it
is now running wi% such popular favor as do. fill tha
house on every night.. It U. safe to say that thia
comedy, admirably acted, as* it, is by Mrs. Florence,
Mrs. Ghanfrau an<S ? . Messrs*. Florence,. Davidga and
Marlowe, could keep the stage of this theatre for
months with unabated favor,. It will, be- acted, how
; ever, only twelve nights more and at two. matinees,
j for the reason -that Mr. Forrest’s engagement will
necessitate its withdrawal. He will, commence on
the 2d of September next.
Mad. Ristori will’soon be on her way to this coun
try, with a company somewhat different from that
which supported, her during her last tour among us.
We cannot well afford to spare little Signorina Gliick,
and hope that 1 she,,at least, will be one?of the troupe.
“ Nobody’s. Daughter,” recently transferred trom
the New York Theatre to Banvard’s Opera House, has
been received with favor equal to that with which it
was received, on its. first production The principal
character admirably fits Miss Kate Reignolds, and
Mr. Albaugh, as. the detective, gives an impersona-.
tion of which he may well feel proud, notwithstand-.
ing the efforts to belittle its merit which have been,
made in one branch of the press. The play is very
finely performed, in its new quarters,, and it will prob-,
ably keep the boards until the now managers super
sede Mr. Banvard, when a grand ballet and spectacle
are promised. Miss Reignolds* benefit will take place,
on next Friday evening.
Bowery Theatre. —Change ia the order of the- day
—or rather, night—at the Bowery. Manager Eceljgti
does not allow any peculiar kind of performances- to
pall upon the taste of his patrons. , One week. Ija
gives sterling dramas, finely performed, tb.e, c.ext
dazzling pantomimes, and then follows that up with
a series of legitimate representations. This week, we
are to have Leo Hudson, and her magnificently
trained horse Black Bess in the sensation drama of
“ Mazeppa.” We have before spoken of the daring
riding of Miss Hudson and her fine personation of
the character of “ Mazeppa,*’ and as the stage of tha
Bowery gives great opportunity for the display of
sensation plays we doubt not but that the lady will
sustain her well-won reputation. Mr. Geo. Clare has
( been engaged to support Miss Hudson.
, The Barnum and Van Amburgh Museum and
l Menagerie Combination, have made 3k great hit in
L the production of pantomime; and having got a good
i thing, the management seem disposed to keep it.
i After a successful run of “Little Boy Blue,” during
’ four weeks, it has been withdrawn to give place to
i another comicality, that is to be presented with sim
- ilar gorgeous trappings and mirth-provoking inci--
i dents. The pantomime of “Mother Goose and her
j Golden Egg,” is one of the best things of the kind
3 ever brought out in New York, arid Mr. G. L. Fox
I xQdixis capabte aud complete QAUtemaua

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