came, but the attempt was a fallure, and scarce 100 visitors visited the "banquet ball deserted." Since that time auctions have been the order of the day, and the goods have gone at fluctuating prices, much of them at far less than their value.
Since the sober second thought has set in, after the grand splurge, our business men and shopkeepers are counting up the cost, and the opinion is generally arrived at that the great Fair has been a financial loss, and that the commercial interests of the city would have been largely gainers had a million and a quarter of money been raised and presented to the Sanitary Commission, to replace the Fair. No doubt this may be true in view of the great interruption to business it entailed, but then where would have been all the fun, flirtation, matrimony, manslaughter, memory and general happiness created by it.
The Last Come Down
is that of Broadway stages, a triumph of the public in which we believe they really rejoiced. The attempt of the different lines of omnibuses to raise their fare to 10 cents—even though it may have been warranted by increased rates of labor and produce—has met with the most signal rebuke that has ever been administered to any public wrong within our recollection. The public have contented themselves with letting them charge, and have taken to locomotion and increased overcrowding of the cars. The result has been that a Broadway stage became solitude personified, and the fact of an individual hailing one of the drivers almost terrified the deserted Jehu out of his wits, and proclaimed the hailer a countryman just arrived, or a citizen who rode once a year, did not read the papers, and darned the expense.
The Events of the Week,
in a dramatic way, are, firstly, the debut of Miss Jade Coombs, as Lady Teazle, at Wallack's, in which she made a pleasant impression, though somewhat lacking the life and fire that should be put into the gay young wife of the old Sir Peter.
Secondly, the production, by Avonia Jones, at the Winter Garden, of a new drama, entitled "The Sorceress;" the story of which is that of a mother, black Janet, the sorceress, having had her son stolen in infancy, finds that the secret of his wherabouts is known only to Miron, the King's physician, who refuses to reveal the secret. Attempting to revenge herself on Miron, she plots a fearful death for his dearest friend, Urban Delaval, but discovers that the young man is her son time enough to save him, which she does, firstly, from the hands of the assassin, and secondly, by rescue from an inundation, in which final scene she loses her own life. The piece is entirely sensational, and brings down the house. The coming week is devoted to Edwin Booth at this house, where he opens in "Hamlet."
The Olympic is running "Loyalina" on its fourth week.
Barnum announces the last week of "Cudjo's Cave," and a magnificent spectacular drama to follow it.
We are to have no more opera, perhaps, not until fall, in consequence of Mareizek's rebellion against the extortions of the chorus, who, not content with all the profit, want a bonus extra.
for sightseers during the week has been the doings of the Davenport Brothers, at the Cooper Institute. These two young men have so outraged our common sense, and upset our ideas of probability and judgment, that we are forced to confess to a feeling of ridiculous non-belief in anything. The manner in which they—we beg pardon, the spirits—tie and untie their arms and legs from the strongest binding, done by such eminent binders as Judge Whitley, who has bound over a good many Jersey men, is somewhat amazing. What they do is indescribable, and will sound like nothing when described, but so far has puzzled all the wisdom and acumen of their audiences, and defied even a theory. We shall wait in patient hope for the debut of Simmons, who makes his first appearance at the New Broadway Theatre, Wallack's old house, which has been entirely refitted by Mr. Geo. Wood, late of Cincinnati, and who promises the public that he will do the same things as the Davenports, and expose the trick. Do hurry up, Simmons!
Life of Edward Livingston. By Charles Havens Hunt. With an Introduction by George Bancroft. New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1864, 8vo., 448pp.
We are in the new era of good books, well printed on good paper, with liberal margins. Hunt's "Life of Edward Livingston" is a racy, interesting, comprehensive life of a truly great man, who, strangely enough, seemed to be better appreciated in Europe than in his own country. The present work, which shows Mr. Hunt to be ably fitted for this field, will do much to make Americans of our day acquainted with the immense learning, practical sense, sound judgment and sterling patriotism of the great legist, Edward Livingston.
Plaster of Paris for Paint.—A writer in the Register of Rural Affairs recommends the use of plaster or ground gypsum, instead of white lead, to mix with oil for paint for outside work. IF, as he says, it is equally, in fact, more durable than white lead or zinc white, it deserves to be widely known, as the plaster is very cheap and easily obtained. Take equal parts of the plaster and white lead with oil enough to make it the consistence of cream, and run it through a paint mill. This will have a good body and be very serviceable. For painting the roof of buildings, the plaster and oil answers a good purpose, as it is durable, and when rain water is collected in cisterns, it will be found to be purer than when it comes in contact with lead. Plaster is sometimes found ground very coarse, and it should therefore be run through a paint mill before it is used.
—— Dr. Biggs, of Mitchell, Lawrence county, Ind., was, about two months ago, called upon by two men, who, being admitted to a private room, locked the door, and producing a weapon, told him they had a warrant to arrest him for having counterfeit money, but if he would give them $1,200 they would release him. The doctor gave them $300 in cash and a note for the remainder, when they left. By advice of his lawyer, no action was taken until a few days since, when one of the men returned to collect the note, when he was arrested and made to give bail in $1,500, to appear at the Circuit Court. The trial over, the man said he was a U.S. detective, showed a warrant to arrest Dr. B., and did arrest him and took him to Indianapolis.
—— A few years ago a physician of Georgetown, West Indies, examined the body of a man that had been discovered under a heap of cane-trash, or the fibrous residue of the canes, and found that the body emitted no smell, and was dried up like a mummy. He did not at the time proclaim his discovery, but immediately instituted experiments on dead animals, which completely confirmed his observations. Convinced thereby that by the fermentation of fresh cane trash a disinfecting and antiseptic gas was evolved, he immediately turned his attention to the means of employing the sugar-cane as a preservative against epidemics and contagious diseases, and as a medicinal plant generally. There happened to be at the time a great number of patients suffering from ulcers at the hospital, and a contagious gangrene had declared itself: the physician caused several tubs containing cane-trash to be placed in the wards, and the supply to be renewed at intervals. In a short time the atmosphere of the hospital was purified, the contagion entirely ceased.
If a man has nothing to say, he is sure to take much time and use many words in saying it.
Spring in absolute earnest at last. Blue skies, balmy breezes and open windows; strawberries if you like to pay 50 cents a dozen for them, and other delicacies intended evidently either for Lilliputian appetites or Brobdignagian pockets; and bonnets—spring bonnets with a spring in them—bonnets which should be called Excelsior! The milliners declare they are not so high as they were last year, but the lace and roses and African grass, and indescribable ornaments of Jet—which our aunt Jerusha will call sproozels—attain an altitude calculated to strike the beholder with amazement. I have remarked them in church—don't groan and say "shocking!" I was attending to the words of the Rev. Creamcheese—but ours is a fashionable church, and sitting half-way down the aisle, I couldn't see anything but my neighbors' bonnets. I dodged one way, and my gaze was baffled be by a maize-colored plume, another, and blue silk cap crowns baffled me. I stretched my neck, but that was useless, I am not a giantess; so I gave up the effort in despair, and naturally forgot theology in millinery.
A Man of Wax. Flowers and fruit are very pretty in wax, and we presume masculine members of society of tender years admire Wax beauties who turn about and wheel about in hairdressers establishments, and WAX widows who simper behind "grief-bordered” ker chiefs in mourning stores. But heaven defend us from men of wax! Whoever conceived the idea of moulding the counterfeit presentment of a military hero, three feet high, painting his cheeks pink, putting on his head a little wig, dressing him in uniform, hanging by his side a little sword, and putting him on exhibition in our fair So he sold for $150 or so. There is something awful in it. We are told that the effigy is the gallant Ellsworth, and shudder. The poor th young soldier has gone where it is impossible for him to redress his wrongs, otherwise we fear he would be as anxious to tear down this monstrously pretty like. ness as he was to uproot the rebel flag. If it were a likeness of Little Mao, for instance, that gentleman could, if he pleased, take the presentation swordwhich he didn't get-and cut it down, annihilate it, and bestow its value on the Fair. But & dead hero isp helpless, and Ellsworth in wax is sufficient to make any soldier exclaim, “May I never be a hero, lest ladieg innocently and horribly perpetuate me in wax ! Two Cont Pieces. Congress is considering the propriety of giving us two cent pieces. The description is glowing. They resemble gold coin in size and appearance,” says the dispatch; "on one side is a wheat-wreath, on the other, the words, God is our trust.» Do not feel elated, however, we don't believe any brilliant dream on the subject will be realised. Goy. ernment cannot iegue any ourrency in these mysterious days that is not disgusting that has not from the first & greasy and unpleasant feeling, and that does not stick to your fingers and pocketbook. Nickel cents were charming, and the plague-euggesting postal currency was better still. We preBume the gold-resembling twopenny pieces will cap the climax. We shall be obliged to have recourse to "tes bricks, white pebbles or tenpenny nails before long, unless Peace makes her appearance on the stage, with an olive branch in one hand and a bag of gold and silver in the other. The Crisis. People who are wise in such matters prediot an awful crush before long. Everything will be blown to atoms. Everybody will be bankrupt. Every i hotel will be closed. Every paper will go out like the snuff of a candle. Millionaires will retire to back atties, and make brooms for a living. Merchant princes will be reduced to the necessity of vending ping and shoestrings in baskets from door to door. Persons now residing in Fifth Avenue will wander over the world with hardygardles and hand-organe, receiving pennies to go away; and fashionable belles will be glad of their servants' cast-off calicoes. At first we wero alarmed, but on calm oonsideration we remember auch dire prognostications as long as we oan remember anything, and yre perfeotly sure that even during the worst orleis, everybody had as much to eat and to wear as they ever had before; conse quently we do not believe in the approach of famine and rage, and expect that silk dresses will sweep the sidewalks for years to come, and that jewellery will glitter, und palatial residences will continue to grow, even in the midst of the impending crieis. Broadway Policemen. Broadway policemen are not impartial; we regret to say it, but it is so. Of course we don't mean to in. sinuate that if they see a gentleman with his hand in another gentleman's pocket, they do not immediately inform him of bis biogular mistake, whoever he may be. We merely allude to the acts of official courtery performed by the uniformed guardians of the law upon street corners. If you doubt me take up your position at any wiadow favorable for such observation, and watch one of them for an hour. There he stande, like the statue of Napoleon, on a corner, conscious of the fact that unenlightened strangers take him for a military man; and, over on the other side, Aunt Jerusha from the country waves her parasol and red cotton pocket-handkerchief in vain. She is "dreadful skeer edhe knows that well enough, but it is a matter of no he importance to him. He waits until she scampers wildly into the middle of the road, and rescues her ce- with mojestio scorn from the feet of sundry impatient horses, muttering grimly as he does 80:"ola women seem to want to get run over; why can't you 88 at look out, old lady? Returning to his corner and the Napoleon attiDr. tude, he walts again until a bevy of maids and matrons gather on the opposite corner. He scans them critically: very respectable, good sort of folks out shopping, & paggably pretty face amongst them; che the girl with the curls; rather betwitobing. This decides him. He foraakes the Napoleon attiut tude for the Seventh Regiment march-crosses the street-advances to the girl with curls-olutehes her On- by the arm-Bays to the others-"You come on, ane Low»-and escorts the trembling bevy to the other side, leading them into rather more danger than they of could possibly have managed to get into without his assistance, and paying no heed to the small shrieke and ejaculations of those behind him. the Again, after a partirg pip of the young lady's arm, monsieur repobes himself à la Napoleon the Great and behold a matron-portly and tall-competent to ply at subdue any number of horses and omnibus drivers lon grim and obstinate, and strong-minded. She will be taken care of not that the needs p/otection, but on reprindple-the officer must do his duty-and he does .t, fiercely. How he drage hor through the mud-On the double quick-charging on vehicles so that they retreat in turn. Ch Ahl it le grand--we don't know who will be Com-des mander-in-Chief of the Union Army by the time this appears, but whoever it is couldn't do it better. The strong-minded lady clutches the nearest lamp-post and gasps for want of breath. But behold! Somebody-something-In tight basque all bugles-in sky-blue silk, rich as silk can be - with lace and velvet tacked on everywhere with a BoBrlet scarf tied under one ear-with gloves of mauve and bracelet of gold-with jockey hat and sweeping plume-and dotted vell and rose-tinted cheeks-tresses in a bead bagwig, all but one, which (since pur-th chased at the hairdresser's) wlll escape—and with a de parasol which turns into a gon- serve her-she pauBCBtis but a moment-he of the brass buttons ент flies to her rescuehe embraces her with one armhe Bhakes & furious fist at presuming drivers-he koke an infant sweep importuning for a penny-and smiling down into her eyes, places her safely on the sidewalk and turns to gaze after her while aunt Jemimas and grandma Smiths yainly beseech his escort-they cannot win favor in his eight. Yes, poLoemen are partial, there's no denying that, OL EPITOME OF THE WEEK. Domestic -The proceeding instituted by Judget Barnard against Horace Greeley for contempt was brought to & cloge on the 28th ult., by Mr. Greeley appearing in Court, and answering the interrogatories about his editorship and proprietorship of the Tribune. He protected against the jurisdiction of the Court, and against the whole proceedings is illegal, but admitted he was the responsible editor of the Tribune, and was willing to take the consequence of whatever contempt had been shown in the case. Judge Barnard said in substance, that the objeos of the proceedings was to corteot the growing evil of abuse heaped upon public men by certain newspapers with which they differed in politios, expresslug him. self satisfied with Mr. Greeley's answers to the interrogatories, and ordered him to be discharged. - Tailore working on custom work are liable to pay the tax on manufactured articles, according to a decision lately given in the United States District Court at New Haven, This decision is highly important, as the principle covers a number of other occupations which have hitherto been regarded as exempt from taxation, - The net proceeds of the Cincinnati Sanitary Fair are officially stated at $234,500. -Shirt collars of linen, ootton, paper and steel, are common, but to this catalogue are now to be added shirt collare made from vulcanized India rubber. The new invention has just been patented in England. - It is rumored in Washington that PostmasterGeneral Blair will follow up his dismissal of Mr. Watson, a radical Republican clerk in his department, by similar aote-he having resolved to make war on Mr. Chase's friends. - The President, in a communication to Congress, states that Gen. Blair is & Major-General in the service of the United States, and that he had en under standing with Gen, Blair and Gen. Schonck, last fall, that they should not lose their places in the army by taking their seats in Congress. - The Penngylvania Convention assembled last week in Philadelphia, and elected Simon Cameron and & strong Lincolo delegation to the Baltimore Republican Convention. Resolutions were passed against the adjournment of the Convention and in favor of Mr. Lincoln's nomination. - The stage fares on certain olty routes were recently raised from six cents to 10 cents. They were reduced to the former rate of six cents on Monday, May 2. A daily parade of empty stages is not a payjog business, 88 the proprietors have found out. The Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution that a Committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of selling at publio auction the right to carry pagsengers in omnibusses or coaches in this city. This looks like retallation, The school district of Moscow, Winconein, containing 101 inhabitants, over half of them under 15 years of ago, has sent 26 men to the war, some of whom have re-enlisted. Help is 80 scarce that a good deal of land will have to go uncultivated. - The following battle-flags of New York veteran regiments were deposited in the Bureau of 8 Military Statistics of the State on April 20: The 110th, 112th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 320, 34th, 37th, 38th, 59th, 61st, 64th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 80th, 91st, 96th, 97th, 104th, 130th, 146th, 177th, 3d Artillery, 7th Battery N. Y, V., 11th Battery F. Y.V. The annual meeting of the Religious Society e of Progressive Friends will be held at Longwood, Dear Hamorton, Chester county, Pa., on Thuraday, 11 June 2, commencing at 10 o'clock. The meeting will u probably continue for three days. - Mayor Henry, of Philadelphia, has ordered the ringing of the State House belt on every fire to be diaconipued. The firemen are NOW BOmmoned by telegraph only, and the new method is said to answer extremely well. - The police of Portland, Maine, have been very active in recovering from wreckers much property washed from the wreck of the Bohemian. Among other goods WAB & large stook of bogus jewellery, which was all waebel &shore in one cove, henceforward to be called Jewellery Cove. Most of it was spoiled by sea water. Western.There is considerable uneasiness in the Western press concerning the coming campaign -several of the leading editore evidently having had their faith Bhaken in the War Department by recent events in the South-West. One says: "We have lost All faith in the military Bagacity of & Government which leaves Kentucky at the mercy of a rebel raider like Forrest." Haug G R OSA 7, S u 08 Southern.The prices in Georgia and Alabama are-gold, $30 for $1; corn meal, $25 per bushel; meats, $4 per pound, butter, $10 per pound; milk, $2 per quart; nour, $200 per barrel, coffee, $25 per pound. No articles of any kind are sold for less than $6 or $10. If the purchaser has a note of either, he can buy, if not, he must do without. Articles like knives, forks, spoons, Cups of all kinds, are not to be had. The Southern press is jubilant over the recent d18asters to our arms in Florida, Red river and North Carolina, From the tone of their articles we should infer that the rebel leaders have resolved upon some definite plan which, if carried out, will bring on a deoisiye campaign. Their journals make many allusions to what they expect to accomplish on the water-implying that they have been busy in building rams and gunboats. The recent events at Plymouth lend these Buspicione considerable countenance. Military.Adjt.-Gon. Schouler, of MassachuBetts, reports that that State has furnished 69,893 three years' volunteers; 17744 nine months' men; and 8,742 three month men, since the beginning or the war. Total, 91, 379. Personal.Rey. Calvin Webster, sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for enticing slaves from Ken. tucky, and who had served 12 years of the time, has been pardoned by Lieut.-Gov. Jacobs. -Mrs. Gen. Fremont is at the Revere House, Boston. She is on a visit, with her children, to her many friends in that vicinity. -King Victor Emanuel, who is a great friend of the chase, has received 20 stage from Califorpla. They cost, voyage and all, little less than $600 2-piece. ais ke to be - on es on OD 40 Gen. Halleok 18 raid to be an applicant for Chief of the Eogineer Bureau, made vacant by the death of Gen. Totten. -The golden wedding of Mr. Joel and Mrs Abigail Converse, of Lyme, Conn., was celebrated on Monday, April 11, in the presen00 of a large party of relatives and friends. Many elegant and valuable presents were bestowed upon the venerable couple, and the occasion was a very happy one. Obituary -James Holbrook, the well-known special agent of the Post Office Department, died at Brooklyn, Ooon,, on the 28th April, of consumption. - Mr. Edward D. Riley, Chief of Police of Jersey City died at his residence, in Montgomery street, on the 28th April, of consumption, after an illness of pearly four months. Mr. Riley WASR native of Jersey City, 33 years of age, and was an upright and highlyesteemed oitizen. In 1861 he was eleoted a member of the Common Council; in the fall of the same year he was eleoted to the Legislature, and in the following spring was eleoted Chief of Polioe for three years. - Commodore William D. Porter died on Sunday morning, May 1, in New York. He was born in Lou18lana, was appointed from the State of MassachuBette, entering the service Jan. 1, 1823, B&W 15 years sea duty, over 5 years shore duty, and was 20 years unemployed. He was between 60 and 60 years of age at the time of his death. He leaves a wife, who was with him at the time of his death, one daughter, who is in Richmond, and two sons, who are in the Confederate service. Com. Charles W. Flusser, who was recently killed in such a peoullar manner in the fight with the rebel ram Roanoke, W&B 4 native of Kentuoky. He was one of the most promising young officers of the American navy. Brave and acoomplished, of high moral character and elegance of manner, he was one of the most genial and oompanionable men we ever met with. His gallantry was always conspicuous. The writer of this was on board the gueboat Commodore Perry with him, at the furious bombardment of the rebel forts on Roanoke island, and there witnessed the bravery with wbich he ran his vessel close under the guns of the fort, and raked Its batteries from his bow and start pivot 9-inch guns. The reported death of Col. Lewis Benedict is confirmed by letters from Grand Ecore, near the scene of the engagement. He was pierced by five balls and instantly killed, while gallantly leading his brigade in the final charge. Lewis Benedict was born in Albany, Sept. 2, 1817. He graduated at Williams? College, and studied law, in Canandaigua, with John C. Spencer. After his admission to the bar he became 8 partner of Marcus T. Reynolds, of Albany. He was Judge-Advocate-General on the staff of Gove. Young and Fish; WAS subsequently elected to the office of Surrogate of the county and also to the Assembly of the State. When the war broke out he was still en gaged in the practice of the law, but, determining to give his services to his country, in June, 1861, he was commissioned as Lleut.-Col. or the 73d regiment, Excelsior Brigade, with which regiment he went into the Peninsular campaign, Bhared its earlier hardehips, and fought bravely at Williamsburg, where he was oaptured. He was taken to Richmond, where, and at Salisbury, N.C., he was the companion of Cols. Cor coran, Wilcox, eto. After an imprisonment of several months he was exchanged, and in Sept., 1862 (one month after his exchange), he was commissioned Colonel of the 1620 (3d Metropolitan regiment. In October the regiment proceeded to New Orleans. In January, 1803, ho WAB designated Acting.Brigadier, and in that capacity was actively employed, rendering important service previous to the siege of Port HudBon, where he was conspicuous in most of the terrible fights during that memorable siege. He was foremost in the fearful glaughter of June 14, and when it was decided to storm the fort Col. Beipediot was given command of the 2d battalion, selected to serve as the forlorn hope. Accidents and Offences. A married woman, named Leesman, bas eloped from St. Louis with & voung men and $13,000 in certifiontes of deposit in the German Savings Bank, they being made out in her Dame, but belonging to her husband She is supposed to nave gone to New Orleans. - A boat containing five persons has been drawn Dver the upper dam at Little Falls, N.Y.. and all were drowned, their bodies pagoing down the rapide and not having been found. The party consisted of Mr. Vaughan and his son, Mr. J.P. Casler and two lads, named McHenry and Carr. - The bogus Capt. Sanford, who sucoeeded in marrying a Palmyra, N. Y., girl, she supposing that he was her lover, whose courtship had been conducted by letter alone, turns out to have had other wives al ready. He has been given up by the military to the oivil authorities. Ten yessels this year have been lost from the Gloucester fishing fleet, valued at $46,000; 78 men have perished with them, leaving 81 widow8 and 48 fatherlegs children, - Lieut. Burns, who absconded from Louisville with $13,000, Government money, has been arrested at Montreal, C. W. Foreign-The Sultan has appointed two Chris tiang members of the Grand Counail, and others have been promoted to bighomolal positions. This liberal tendency on his part 18 & mark of progress, which predicts well for Turkey. - The Italian frigate Re Galantaomo, whick recently Bailed from this port, and was subsequently spoken at sea when in a supposed sinking oondition. is not lost, as was reported but has arrived at Ter ceira, one of the Azore islands. Her gods wero thrown overboard during the bad weather which pre vailed on the voyage. Art, Science and Literature.-Mr. Sprague has présented to the Senate the memorial of our ConBul at Vienna, recommending the purchase by the United States of the invention of Dr. Aner, Superintendent of the Imperial paper mills and printing 08tablishment of Austria, to make paper and linen out of corn husks and leaves. - A woman has, for the first time in England, passed a first medical examination. She had applied to the University of London and of St. Andrews, to the College of Surgeons of London and of Edinburgh, and to the College of Physicians of Edinburgh but all in vain. Each of these learned bodies refused to allow her to compete for the degree which would have given her a legal qualification to labor in the cure of humen ille, and finally she appealed to Apothecaries Hall, and having been examined in anatomy, phyolology, chemistry, botany and materia medio-which Bhe had studied for the prescribed five years-WAS BUCcessful in passing. A further course of 18 months Btudy is required, when, if proved duly qualified, she will receive a licence to practise. Chit-Chat -A little daughter of the owner of a cox mine 10 Pennsylvania was inquisitive as to the nature of hell, upon which her father represented it to be a large gulf of ire of the most prodigious extent, "Pa” said she, "couldn't you get the deyil to buy coal of you " He's been speculating on it. - A man in Cleveland, Ohio, fell asleep at church & Sunday or two ago, and woke just as the minister began to read in a loud voice the lesson of Scripture which begins: "Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they find it.” Jumping to his feet in great excitement, the merchant stretched his arm and shook bis book to the astonished mi 18tor, exolaiming: "Til take five hundred shares 1” A Newburyport sugar merchant heard a few days since that sugar had gone up two cents, and telling no one what he was going to do, immediately rushed off and bought the whole stock of another merchant at 21 cents. He was so delighted with the operation that he treated the olerke all round on his return, and then learned that a man ss olever 88 bimBelf had bought all his stock at 20 cents while he wag Away. トッ SHOP PEDA AUJO HOHL 18