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J. H. GROVESTEEN,
THE Founder of the Old and Favorably-known House of PIRIEE
MARYLAND & COLORADO SILVER
OFFICE 22 LIGHT STREET,
Will receive subscriptions to the extent of 750 shares GROVESTEEN, FULLER & O
of $100 each, one-fifth payable on subscription, the AND
balance as required for working the mines already
opened. For particulars see pamphlets and circulars.
H. W. ROBBINS.
E, S. HEATH, Secretary and Treasurer,
F. W. HEATH,
C. C. Cox,
HENRY D. HARVEY, NICHOLAS POPPLEIN, Many Thousands of our Best Citizens. GEO. W. ROBINSON, TALMADGE F. CHERRY,
E, S. HEATH,
WALTER B. MURDOCH,
W. B. MURDOCH, Agent.
THE SUBSCRIBER has opened a LUMBER YARD, to extend our Manufacturing facilities to three times
61 EXCHANGE PLACE,
at the corner of CHARLES and JOHN STREETS. their former size, and having added many
Has on hand New Improvements in Manufacturing,
For Sale by Druggists Everywhere.
SEASONED WHITE PINE,
YELLOW PINE, we shall continue to keep our prices the same as they
J. ANSON BATES, M, D., always have been, the LOWEST of any
AND DRESSED FLOORING, Special treatment for Spinal and Hip-Joint Disease, SHINGLES, LATHS, PICKETS, by at least One-Third, and we respectfully solicita
Club-foot, Bow-leg, and deformities generally, parties about purchasing to a comparison with all
CEDAR AND CHESTNUT POSTS, &c.
Office-168 Madison Avenue. other makers.
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J. H. PARKS,
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pers, Views of Buildings, Machinery, Society Seals,
OFFICE-67 N. CHARLES STREET, I Labels in Colors, Stamps, &c.
TAMES M. ANDERSON & SON,
PRINTERS AND STATIONERS,
148 BALTIMORE STREET,
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W M. GILLESPIE, 54 LEXINGTON STREET,
near Charles, Baltimore,
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D V. RICHARDSON,
DANCREATIC EMULSION," 79 W.FAYETTE ST., ONE DOOR FROM CHARLES,
A new Remedial Agent for DISEASES OF COMMISSION MERCHANT,
THE CHEST, prepared by Savory & Moore, London,
For the sale of GRAIN, FLOUR, and all kinds of
COUNTRY PRODUCE, has REMOVED from No. 2 South.
SPEAR'S WHARF to 147 N. HOWARD STREET.
Corner Charles and Mulberry streets, WALL PAPERS,
E. D. CROSS,
COMMISSION MERCHANT, CURTAIN MATERIALS,
And dealer in
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ry, &c. Prescriptions compounded by a thorough and
ALFRED S. GARDNER,
Particular attention paid to the sale of
BAGS! BAGS!! BAGS!!!
STAVES, SHOOKS, LUMBER, &o.
No. 37 COMMERCE STREET,
Sole Agents for the
L. W. GUNTHER,
0. H. & V. H. KLINEFELTER,
TOBACCO AND COTTON
S. W. corner South and Pratt streets. COMMISSION MERCHANT,
90 W. LOMBARD STREET, UT inducements to buyers of Gas Fixtures for a few WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN weeks only, as I am determined to sell out my entire
One door west of Exchange Place. WALL PAPERS
stock at greatly reduced rates-lower than any other
L. BRAUNS & Co.,
sell to the satisfaction of all those wanting goods in
General Commission and Tobacco Merchants,
S. E. Cop. LOMBARD AND CHEAPSIDE,
Holliday Street Theatre.
OIL CLOTHS, &C. SIX NIGHTS AND ONE MATINEE,
CARPETS REDUCED IN PRICE.
FORTY THIEVES; comprising the first talent of New York and Baltimore
HOLLIDAY ST. THEATRE. PROPRIETOR..
...........JOHN T. FORD FOURTH WEEK AND CONTINUED SUCCESS . Of the
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Shades, &c., can save from ten to fifteen per cent. by GRAND DOUBLE OPERA TROUPE,
going to THE CHAPMAN
146 SOUTH BROADWAY.
Our patterns are of the latest styles and finest and the favorite Comedian,
ROBINSON & WILLIAMS,
146 SOUTH BROADWAY,
Baltimore, Md. First production in Baltimore of the
Mons. HAMILTON, Mme. HAMILTON, &o.
GRAND CHORUS OF
ENGLISH BRUSSELS AND
TAPESTRY BRUSSELS CARPETS.
At prices lower than those current during the season, OR,
of the Combined Troupes comprise STRIKING OIL IN FAMILY JARS!
NEW DESIGNS and STYLES just received. LA PERICHOLE.
the last composition of Offenbach, and the great sonWhich is now in the Fourth Week of its representa-sation of the season in Paris and New York.
NoDowell, Robinson & Co., tion at Niblo's Garden, New York,
264 BALTIMORE STREET, CHANSON DE FORTUNIO,
Opposite Hanover. Where it is attracting the
BARBE BLEUE, LARGEST AUDIENCES OF THE SEASON.
LA GRANDE DUCHESSE, The Manuscript has been purchased from Messrs.
LA BELLE HELENE, Jarrett & Palmer by Mr. Ford, and the
AND burlesque will be presented
ORPHEE AUX ENFERS. with
Five of the seven Operas are new to Baltimore.
SEATS $1.50 EACH. NEW SCENERY, by Mr. Jos. Parker.
The sale will commence at McCaffrey's Music Store The MUSIC selected by Mr. Michael Connelly, of on WEDNESDAY, March 3d.
Niblo's Garden, New York, Arranged and given under direction of
WM. KNABE & CO.,
| YOUNG MEN, EDUCATE YOURSELVES. MR. J. H. ROSEWALD.
PARENTS, EDUCATE YOUR SONS. NEW COSTUMES by Mrs. Linton and assistants.
“Teach them that which they will practice when they
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GRAND, SQUARE AND UPRIGHT First appearance of the beautiful young Comedienne,
BRYANT, STRATTON & SADLER
SOUTHERN BUSINESS COLLECE, AN ADMIRABLE CAST OF CHARACTERS!
No.8 N. CHARLES STREET, GANEM, a Chip of the Old Block..................BLANCHE
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mens of Penmanship, enclose two stamps and address ORCHOBRAND, an Enchanting Enchanter,
THE BRYANT. STRATTON & SADLER MISS J. GILMORE
BUSINESS COLLEGE, Baltimore. ALI BABA, a first-chop Dealer in Cord-word,
MR. JOS. ÞARKER
These Instruments have been before the publlo for
nearly thirty years, and upon their excellence alone
attained an un-purchased pre-eminence, which pronoun-
This article is warranted to be pure
UNSTEAMED BONE, ONE GRAND CONCERT,
Reduced to the combines great power, sweetness and fine singing Tuesday Evening, March 2d, 1869.
FINENESS OF FLOUR. quality, as well as great purity of intonation, and even
It retains all its animal matter and gluten, and is PROGRAMME-PART I. ness throughout the entire scale. Their
as quick and active in its effect as if dissolved with 1.-Piano Solo-"Rondo Capriccioso," by Mendelssohn
acid, and is far more valuable because it is ALL BONE. (Bartholdy) MR. THEODOR MARTENS, of Leipsic. is pliant and elastic, and entirely free from thestiftness
JOHN S. REESE & CO., 2.-Romanza from “Martha"............ .............Fiotow. found in so many Pianos. In
Sole Agents for Manufacturers, MB. WM. MACDONALD, Tenor.
71 South street, Baltimore. 3.-Concerto in D Major, in three parts.............Mozart.
they are unexcelled, using none but the very best SEA4.--"Una Voce"_"Il Barbiere di Siviglia”........ Rossini. SONED MATERIAL, the large capital employed in our Mrs. C. A. BARRY, Contralto.
business enabling us to keep continually an immense 5.-Norwegian Fantasia-"Saeterbesoeck".....Ole Bull. stock of lumber, etc., on hand.
PURE BONE DUST,
For sale by
JOHN S. REESE & CO., proved Overstrung scale and the AGRAFFE TREBLE. 1.-Piano Solo-Transcription on Rigoletto, by Liszt. We would call special attention to our late improve
No. 10 Sonth Street,
(Second Floor) BALTINORE. 2.–Ballad...........
This Bone is prepared in New Orleans for our trade.
We subject every cargo to rigid analysis, and hence 8.-Song-"Alice"...
give our guaranty of its absolute purity. It is sum: MR. WM. MACDONALD.
Which bring the Piano nearer perfection than has yet ciently fine to prove active on the first crop. Sold 4.-"Di tanti palpiti”................
wholesale and retail,
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Sole Wholesale Agency for CARHART & NEED 137 East Baltimore Street, near Aisquith.
Is daily receiving FRESH FIGS. PRUNES, ORANGES Admission, with reserved seat, $1.
Parlor Organs and Church Harmoniums.
PRESERVED GINGER, SARDINES, LAYER RAISDoors open at 7 o'clock; commence at 8 precisely.
INS, ALMONDS, &c.
ALSO, FOR THE
COX'S GELATINE, with receipt for making with. Baltimore Organs,
out boiling, 20 cents per paper. NEW MASONIC TEMPLE,
SHERRY WINE, for Jelly, $2.
WM. KNABE & CO.,
CHAMPAGNE, FRENCH 'BRANDY, Miller & Rob
inson WHISKEY, &c.
No. 350 West Baltimore Street, Near Eutaw,
NO. H. O'DONOVAN, Jr.. OPEN EVERY DAY AND EVENING.
38 ST. PAUL STREET, ABOVE LEXINGTON,
JORIGINATORS OF THE USE OF NITROUS OXIDE GAS 'he Fair will open each day from 10 A. M. till 10 P.
EXTRACTING TEETH WITHOUT PAIN.
Negotiates Loans, Ground Rents and Mortgages, door of the Temple.
DWELLINGS RENTED. The ladies are prepared to furnish, at very reasona
ROOMS—81 WEST FAYETTE STREET, Prompt attention given to Collections. ble rates, fancy and useful articles of every descrip
Second door west of Charles. tion; Japanese goods of most curious design and style;
TO NEW FIRMS,
COAL. quet Room will include the delicacies of the season,
36 SOUTH STREET
$7 30. which will be furnished for Lunch at all hours-Din
oposite Exchange P ner from 1 to 4 P. M., and Supper till 10 P. M. STORE AND OFFICE PAINTING, GRAINING,
2,240 LBS. TO THE TON. By order of the Executiye Committee,
GEORGE W HURTT,
9 North st. near Baltimore st.
Those Instruments have been before the public to FLOUR OF RAW
W. E. BROWNING,
VOL. I.-NO. 21.
BALTIMORE, SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1869.
THREE DOLLARS PER ANXUY
Notes of the Week.
NOTES OF THE WEEK....
.............353 dination to their will, that he will neither trench fest delight of Bowery audiences and Western EDITORIAL ARTICLES: Ex-President Johnson...
.354 upon their assumed prerogatives, nor interfere constituencies. But the American people have English Burlesque and French Opera Bouffe.........855 vith their onenial favoritos and
with their special favorites and protegés, now com- learned many things since that day. Among MUSICAL: Peabody Institute (Elghth Grand Orchestral Con. fortably ensconced in office.
them, that they can not afford to fight if they can cert)-Ole Bull's Concert-New Musical Publications-The English Musical Pitch........................356
help it. The same lesson has been well conned AMERICAN ART-Continued. (History of Art: De
| The tone of the American press upon the Ala- by England; and he who fancies that a conflict velopment of Painting)....
****** Ibama negotiation has provoked very decided re- can be inaugurated between the two nations, sadly REVIEWS: The March Monthlies....
..358 | plies from several of the English papers. Deem-lunderestimates the good sense which, after all, HAMMER AND ANVIL. A Novel by Friedrich Spiel..ing the treaty negotiated by Mr. Johnson to be lies at the foundation of all serious diplomacy in
hagen. Chapters XVIII. and XIX... NEWS SUMMARY............
363 almost humiliating, because of its concessions, these modern days. Besides, the national debt is CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.........
land alleging that everything has been yielded to la bail-bond to keep the peace with all the world. THE MARKETS.......
the demands of the United States, they declare
that England must leave the question in whatever THE STATESMAN will be mailed to Subscribers
attitude this Government may choose to place it.
ace it 1 If the members elected to the House of Repout of Town, and furnished to Newsdealers in the City every Friday evening: Subscription price
| If the treaty be not ratified, they deprecate every- resentatives were all admitted to their seats, the
ations. The fatal majority of two-thirds with which the ReThree Dollars per annum-payable in advance. thing like naste i renewing negotia
thing like haste in renewing negotiations. The fatal majority of two-thirds with which Persons residing in the city can be served by Carallanguage of the Saturday Review is both digni- | publicans have controlled the Executive and the riers, by prepaying at the Office.
fied and positive: "After approaching to the verge Judiciary, would no longer exist in both Houses. Books intended for Review should be sent in lof humiliation. the English Government has | But the many contested and disputed elections early in the Week to receive prompt notice. Ad-thrown upon the United States the responsibility
on upon the United States the responsibility leave in the hands of a majority the power to renertisements must be left at the Office on or before lof keeping the quarrel open. Grave as the evils!
Hrave as the evilsduce the opposition vote to a strength but little Thursday, otherwise they will be too late for inser-lof war would be, it would be better for England
larger than that of the last Congress. What is tion in that Week's paper. Communications should be addressed to to face it at once than to submit to intolerable the value of a system of checks and balances,
which can at any time be thrown out of poise by degradation. A war gratuitously commenced for THE STATESMAN,
the arbitrary action of one of its elements ? the purpose of avenging upon England the recogP. O. Box 1003, Baltimore. Inition of a belligerency which was simultaneously
Among the numerous amendments which have accorded by France, and, two or three weeks later,
been and will be proposed to the Constitution, is | by every European power, including Russia, would
including Russia woulálit not practicable to secure full equality, within be an outrage revolting to the moral sense of man-these
sense of man. the scope of their authorized powers and duties, kind, and ultimately it would not go unpunished.” to
shed » to the Executive and Judicial Departments ? By means of an amendment to one of the lead
^ We are at a loss to know what has convinced the
vinced the We have had abundant examples of the facility ing appropriation bills, another attempt was made another attempt was made Review that there is even a remote contingency of With
o that there is even a remote contingency of with which Congress may make itself really in the Senate, on Tuesday last, to effect the rethe re- war. Its very accurate analysis of our political sys- om
evad omnipotent in the government of the country, peal of the Tenure-of-Office act. It failed, not tem. in a late number, indicated such knowledge and the evils which have
ed ca and the evils which have resulted from its usuronly because of the adherence of a majority of of parties and politicians in this country, that it pation are too apparer the Radical Senators to the decision of the cau
might have escaped the necessity for such a solin
La sol that the President and Congress are in accord, cus, but the irregularity of the proposed modelemn lemn response to the idle threats of a few newspa- there is no practical
there is no practical difficulty in providing against was distasteful to others who sympathised with
pers. The truculent cry of “Fifty-four-Forty or a repetition
or la repetition of the conflicts and dangers of the the purpose of the amendment. The application
Fight" did not prove the precursor of conflict-|Past four years. to the administration of General Grant of an
anor will war ever be kindled by the Alabama measure which was invented to restrict the au-l. au question.
There seems to be little doubt that emigration thority of a hostile Executive, has occasioned no
from the North to the South has been comlittle dissension in the Republican party. As-We are aware that an effort has been made menced, with indications of steady and rapid insuming that necessity demanded the imposition of to claim General Grant as the leader of those crease in the future. We have received letters restraints upon Mr. Johnson's power, upon what who are most dissatisfied with the Alabama communicating intelligence of recent and valuable pretence is the same restraint to be imposed upon treaty. We have no doubt that every statement additions to the population of several of the General Grant? The answer lies in the fact, ad- to that effect is purely fanciful-certainly author- Southern States, derived principally from the verted to by us last week, that the check which ized by nothing said, done, or written by the Eastern and Middle States. In a material point the Senate holds upon the Executive will not be President. He, possibly, if he has taken the of view, the South needs more people and more relaxed until General Grant shall have shown trouble to think on the subject, may disapprove capital and both are supplied by immigration. how thoroughly he will adapt his administrative of some provisions of the treaty, or, more likely, Politically, the result will be advantageous, since action to the demands of party-rather than in some politician at Washington may have presented the majority of actual settlers, when identified the declaration of Mr. Edmunds and others, that some strong suggestions, to which the reticent with the communities into which they go, soon such a check is essential to guard against the ab- General vouchsafed, at best, a doubtful reply. become cured of all tendency to extreme Radicalsolutism of the Executive branch of the Govern- But that he entertains any other views than that ism. Direct contact with the negro population ment. The failure of the Fortieth Congress to the pending questions can be fairly and honorably has dissipated many erroneous impressions formed remove the shackles which it had fastened upon determined by negotiation, is simply absurd. The by Northern men as to the place it occupies in the the Presidential office, will not be remedied by truth is, before the country had its full and ex- social system of the South ; and the friendliness, the present Congress, we are assured by a leading hausting experience of war-clothed in all its energy and patient endurance of the whites soon Republican paper, unless the Radicals of the stern and horrible realities-it was a favorite demonstrate what gross deceptions have been Senate are satisfied that the power of removal practice of the hustings to talk about the "Brit- practised upon Northern credulity by the advenwill be exercised by the President in such subor-'ish Lion," and threaten John Bull-to the mani-Iturers and slanderers who have undertaken to portray the condition of the Southern States, and ers—the former blaming him for going too far, abler man than Mr. Johnson could have stemmed the character and conduct of their people. the other not sparing their condemnations of the tide of Radical usurpation during the past
his short-comings. In the meantime, he has the four years, is questionable. The means which he A map of the United States will soon become comfort of being sustained by the London Times, employed for the purpose were singularly ur foras unreliable as a map of Europe. The results which endorses his plan as sufficient to accomplish, tunate. The resistance which he offered to the of all wars on the last-named quarter of the globe, fairly, the difficult task of disestablishment. If, dominant faction served to exasperate, bury, never from that of thirty years down to the last one of as Mr. Gladstone claims, the tranquility of Ireland, to discourage. It was a passive kind of re sistance seven weeks, have been to disturb all ancient and the union, security and power of the empire springing apparently from natural doggoudness of land-marks and confuse the boundary lines of|of Great Britain depend upon the adoption of character, and which made him simply a sort of States. Whether the civil war in this country this or some kindred measure, its success will dead weight in the Government machine, which has produced like effects, or whether the popular necessarily be an important and strong point in the Republicans were constantly under the necesdesire for change, or the universal disposition to the history of the new ministry.
sity of shoving forward and carrying before them. find out new fields for place and plunder is at
Like a hedge-hog, he sullenly rolled himself into no with. The Inaugural Address of General Grant reaches a corner of the White House, and there defied West Virginia, which was roughly carved out of us at a moment too late to permit more than a
the dogs that beset him—but for purposes of rethe old Commonwealth when she was helpless, word of comment. It is a brief and terse decla
taliation or attack he was perfectly harmless. the work of making new States seems to have be- ration of the principles which shall guide his
Probably, there never was a man in high public come an agreeable pastime to political specula- Administration-most of them too general in
position who had so many enemies--themselves tors and schemers. Texas has undertaken to terms to afford any very definite indication of his?
S thoroughly venal, yet whom he 'nad not the art to divide itself into two States; Wisconsin and policy. On two important questions, however,
corrupt-inspired only by the audacity which Michigan propose to establish, out of the penin- his opinions are very distinctly announced-the
the springs from numbers, yet whom he knew how sular portion of the latter and sufficient additional payment of the public debt and the proposed
posed neither to overawe nor divide. By a natural territory of the former, a new member of the Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution. Hela
sequence, from the same traits of character, it fols to attach its western pronounces himself in favor of the discharge of lowed that the ardor of the friends of the late
la Delaware has all national obligations, in gold, "unless other-President was by no means equal to that of his a grand scheme to add to its imperial territory wise expressly stipulated in the contract." In
opponents. His sluggish, torpid temper kindled Eastern Maryland and the two Virginia counties regard to the subject of suffrage, the text of no enthusiasm, infused no devotion. There were of Accomac and Northampton. It will be well, his declaration is as follows: "The question
estion probably various periods in his administration therefore, for map-buyers to be patient and wait of suffrage is one which is likely to agitate
agitate when leading men, both in civil and military life, for the latest editions.
the public so long as a portion of the citizens wh
ens who, if not opposed to him, at least lent him no of the nation are excluded from its privileges in offer
in effectual aid, might have been won over to an acCrime in this country seems to be not an epi- any State. It seems to me very desirable that tive
ems to be not an epi- any State. It seems to me very desirable that tive and powerful support, had he only known demic or occasional moral pestilence, but a con- this question should be settled now, and I enter
" how to inspire them with confidence. For one stitutional and chronic disease. It does not break tain the hope and express the desire that it may other unfortunate deficiency in Mr. Johnson's out at times because of some specially exciting be, by the ratification of the fifteenth article of
character was, that he was a man, in great emercause, but it seems to pervade the whole body amendment to the Constitution." Upon both of
gencies, not to be depended upon. He was a man politic, and exhibits its leprosy at any and all these questions the opinions of this journal have
of half-measures-hesitating if not vacillating, times. A letter of a recent date from Indiana, | already been expressed.
and fond of resorting to palliatives and temporizing addressed to a New York contemporary, an
EX-PRESIDENT JOIINSON. nounces that the extraordinary prevalence of
In a conflict such as he was engaged te continues crime in nearly all parts of that State continues
in with the two Houses of Congress, men who
De mortuis nil nisi bonum is a charitable maxim, to engross the public mind. No wonder-for this the application of which to the case of the re- sympathized with him were afraid to risk much correspondent adds: “Twenty-one murders have tiring President would impose upon us the duty in his behalf, because they did not know how far
ey could count upon his support. been committed in Indians in the course of the of silence in regard to that portion of his public past ten days." The population of the State is care
State is career which has just closed. It is not likely The truth is, that Mr. Johnson, accidentally not very large and is senttered over a wide ex. that Andrew Johnson will ever be heard of again lifted into a position which he would never have panse of territory: and yet within so brief a time in the general politics of the country. It is certain been selected to fill, was in waters bevond his more murders have been committed than in any that small good can be spoken of his administra- depth. He was less of a statesman than a politiof the large cities of the civilized world, where
ration. With the motives that led him first to cian-more of a demagogue than either. His as many people are daily brought into close con
pon. break with the party that elected him to office, rise from very humble beginnings, and without tact. We will not make the suggestive contrast
at and which may be supposed to have influenced him any adventitious aids of fortune, was remarkable, between this State of the North and any or all of during the four years of his troubled official term, and would have been greatly to his credit, but for the Southern States. It is enough to say that we have no concern. History may inquire into the use to which he sought to turn the circumthe Northern press admit that this frightful sum-them, and, indeed, a proper estimate of those stances of his birth and education, by inflaming mary of crime surpasses the experience of Texas
motives is essential to a just appreciation of his class prejudices, by the aid of which he first rose -taking that experience to be according to the
character and services. According as the histo- to local popularity and power. How deeply Mr. fabulous reports of wandering correspondents or
rian shall ascribe to him a sincere love for the Johnson himself shared these prejudices was the deliberate falsehoods of interested carpet-bag
Constitution, which was in danger of being over- illustrated by the exclusion from the benefits of gers and office-seekers. As compared with the nto
thrown, and a spirit of enlarged patriotism rising his first Amnesty Proclamation of all persons in real experience of Texas. one easily sees where above the petty demands and needs of party, or the Southern States whose estates were worth the advantage lies.
attribute to him simply the ambition to become $20,000. It was a useless and contemptible dis
himself the leader of a party and to lay the foun- tinction—which was never practically enforcedWe can not gather from the brief cable report dation for a more extended lease of power, pos- was abandoned in subsequent proclamations, the precise features of Mr. Gladstone's bill to terity will adjudge to him the place which belongs and which, while it lasted, only served to create disestablish the Irish Church. Mr. Disraeli, of to an honest but unsuccessful statesman, or that a profitable and shameful traffic for the pardoncourse, may be expected to attack it in detail, as, of an aspiring and disappointed politician. mongers and brokers who besieged the Attorneyon the motion for leave to introduce the bill, he Mr. Johnson's administration will be chiefly General's office and the Executive Chamber, and stated that he regarded the measure not only po- memorable in after years for the humiliation to mark the personal antipathy of the President litically wrong, but in effect an act of confiscation. which the Executive office suffered in his hands, himself to the class whom he had always been acMr. Gladstone will have, moreover, to encounter and the encroachments of the Legislature which customed, upon the hustings, to stigmatize as the criticisms of the Tories and the ultra-Reform-lhe was powerless to prevent. Whether a much l“gentlemen.” It was because thus fettered and
hampered by conditions and qualifications that for wit and humor, should have achieved tempo- English family at tea. An elderly gentleman is destroyed all the gracefulness of the deed, that rarily the highest popularity.
gravely reading; an air triste et melancolique his various acts of amnesty failed to add to the
od to add to the
The distinction between Wit and Humor has pervades the group; slow and lugubrious music is popularity of the President even among those who
never been very accurately defined. The definition heard. The explanation is given in the note which
that Lord Kames gives of the former is broad describes the scene; it is Sunday evening and were benefitted by them. He would delay and
enough to cover both. Wit-he says-is "the junc- Sir William lisant le Bible! So with respect to higgle over an act of grace, until those who sought
tion of things by distant and fanciful relations, the marriage state-at all times a favorite subject it scarcely thanked him for the boon so hardly
which surprise because they are unexpected.” A for the witticisms of French dramatists. In some won. He opposed the same dull, impassive resist-more concise definition would be, that it is the inti-degree the French stage is still what the English ance to the importunities of his friends that he mate association of ideas seemingly incongruous. stage was, in the reign of Charles II., but has long did to the assaults of his enemies.
It is obvious what a scope for the exercise of wit in since ceased to be. How far French ideas upon the Upon the whole. Mr. Johnson's history as its varied forms is afforded by the Burlesque, the subject of marriage are the result of custom, and President affords as little material for commenda
humorous effect of which lies chiefly in the incon-how far they may be constitutional-we can not tion as his previous record as an East Tennessee
gruity between the characters introduced and the pretend to say. It is very certain that a French
situations in which they are placed, and the man- man's love-making-upon the stage at least-when politician, as a Senator, and as Military-Gover
ners and language which they are made to adopt. it is not exalted into the most extravagant sentinor. He deserves praise less for any good he did, |
| The absurdity is merely heightened when distinc-ment, in which case it takes the form of the subthan for the evil he might have done and did not. tions of sex as well as rank are confounded, and limest nonsense-usually sinks to the level of mere He might have lent himself to further the Queen Elizabeth or the Goddess Minerva is per- gross solicitation. Which type we are most likely schemes of the Radicals. His best defence is to sonated by a male comedian. The spectacle of the to find in the opera bouffe it is unnecessary to be found in the extraordinary and trying circum- former arriving at Kenilworth in a steamboat; of mention. stances in which he was placed. No President the Duchess of Gerolstein dancing the cancan in the There is one other needful restriction in regard ever had to face an opposition as powerful united presence of her court and army; of Agamemnon, to burlesque performances. When there is nothing
crowned with roses, reeling in froin a symposium objectionable in the piece itself in plot or language, vindictive and unscrupulous as that of the Repub-lo
of the kings, with a champagne-bottle in his hand offence may yet be given by the demeanor and lican party. In fact it is Congress that has governed
and a cigar in his mouth, are absurdities conceived gestures of the actors, and the accessory features during the past four years, and the President that in the broadest spirit of burlesque. In one piece we introduced in the ballet, &c. We have heretofore has been in opposition. At open war with the Leg- have an amusing travesty of the burdensome re- said that it is absurd to accuse stage-authors or islature, he was the constant victim of hostile in- quirements of court-ceremonial, in another a par-managers .of a deliberate design to corrupt the trigues and cabals among the members of his own ody of a familiar mythological or nursery fable. public taste. They simply aim to supply what Cabinet. Something is to be pardoned in a man | It is but the application to purposes of stage en- that taste demands. They produce such plays as so beset by enemies and destitute of friends tertainment of the humorous idea which long since they suppose will draw, and add those features so beset by enemies and destitute of friends.
gave birth to the great romance of Cervantes and which they find generally attractive and which That he should have ever fallen into such straits
the poem of Hudibras, and which in our own day ensure the best audiences and the largest receipts. would be the one inexplicable feature in his career, I inspired the publication of the Comic Histories of Hence the footing of
his career, inspired the publication of the Comic Histories of Hence the footing obtained upon the boards in but for those traits of character we have men-Rome and England.
England and America by that Parisian extravationed. The great burden of Radical complaint So far, and so long as no attempt is made to gance, the cancan (which, be it parenthetically against Mr. Johnson has been that he was a cast ridicule upon things which are really sa- said, is a single word of two syllables, not two traitor to that party. It can not be forgotten cred or deserving of respect, the Burlesque is words, nor a compound word, Can-Can, as it is that he apostatized from Democracy long before. I one of the most unobjectionable and harmless usually written and printed.) As a stage-dance, when, during the war, he ranged himself on the
forms of theatrical entertainment. So far from it is even less graceful and to a corrupt imagina
being immoral, it is generally innocent of any tion hardly more suggestive than the Polka side of extremest Radicalism, was himself the
moral whatever, either good or bad. Dull, point-or Cachucha. Introduced as a feature in a burfirst to inaugurate, as Military Governor of Ten- less. overladen with verbal conceits, devoid of lesque, it is simply grotesque and nothing more. nessec, the arbitrary and oppressive measures he striking or amusing situations, some of the A far more serious evil is the length, if one may has since endeavored to check, and received for popular burlesques of the day may be, but we can say so, where shortness is the idea to be conveyed, his reward the nomination of that party for the not recall one which has a positively evil tendency to which managers have gone in the matter of stageoffice of Vice President of the United States. We admit that as much can not always be said of costumes for female performers in tableaux and in
the French counterpart of the burlesque-the the ballet. This abuse belongs, however, as ENGLISH BURLESQUE AND FRENCH Opera Bouffe. There are two subjects upon which much to the spectacular as the burlesque drama, OPERA BOUFFE.
American ideas and French ideas are widely dif- and it is one which public opinion will sooner or Five weeks of uninterrupted burlesque at the ferent. These are religion and the marital rela- later correct. Already there are signs of a reacHolliday Street, beginning with the engagement tion. Take, for example, the Sunday observances tion in the popular taste in this respect. Simulof the Chapman Sisters, and ending with the French of England and this country. The calm repose taneously with the late letter of the Lord High Opera Bouffe, suggest some considerations in re- of our Sunday, the cessation not only of worldly Chamberlain in England, to the managers of the gard to a style of dramatic entertainment which business but of wordly pleasure, the closed shops, London theatres, on the subject of alleged indehas become so recently popular. French or English, theatres, saloons, the deserted streets, which attest cencies in the costume of the ballet and the corythe general character of the performance is much the public respect in which the Christian Sab- phées, the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg has is. the same; the attraction varying in degree, ac- bath is held, strike a Parisian not only oddly, but sued an order abolishing the ballet altogether in cording to the cleverness of the actors, the spirit disagreeably and oppressively. He misses his his theatre, and directing the appropriation herewith which the burlesque is conceived and carried jour de fête, his day of days for out-door pageants, tofore made for its support to be divided between out, the merit of the mise en scene, and in the case jollity and amusement. He is not unnaturally the musicians of the orchestra and the actors. of the opera bouffe, the hold which Offenbach's disposed to turn into ridicule the religious obsery- The Pall Mall Gazette intimates that a similar light jingling music has upon the popular ear. ances of a people, with the depth and earnestness mcasure of theatrical reform is likely to obtain If we are right in the view heretofore advanced in of whose religious sentiment he has no sympathy. in Prussia. A surer remedy would be that which these columns, that the province of the Stage of our We shall never forget the almost pathetic account a change in public opinion would supply, and day is to amuse more than to instruct—that with given by a venerable foreigner, now for many to bring about such a change, a few shafts the dissemination of books and the spread of years resident in this country, of his first impres- like the following, aimed in Sardou's new comedy knowledge, its function as a teacher of history and sions of a New England Sabbath in the town of of Séraphine, lately brought out at the Paris morality, as a vehicle for the transmission of New Haven, with its streets hung in chains to pre-Gymnase, are worth a whole chapter of penal legnational traditions, or even, as in the case of the vent the possibility of public worship being dis- islation: "Malheureux enfant'-exclaims SéraMiracle or Mystery-plays of the Middle Ages, of turbed by the noise of a passing vehicle, the cold phine to Sulpice-"vous avez vu le corps du balreligious truths-has passed away, and that people mutton for dinner, the long faces that surrounded let!" "Ah, c'est bien vrai''-replies Sulpice-"on now-a-days go to the theatre chiefly to laugh and him, and which grew perceptibly longer when, to leur voit tout le corps." In the Presse Libre-one be entertained, without having either brains or feel-escape the stifling atmosphere, moral and physi- of the characters says-"Je vais finir ma soirée à ings severely taxed or called into active play ;- cal, in-doors, he sought relief in an afternoon stroll l'Opera." His friend asks-"Y pensez-vous ? un it is scarcely matter of astonishment that of the beneath the elms that shaded the College green. jour de carême!” “Basta! les danseuses sont si different forms of dramatic entertainment now in In one of Offenbach's least successful works, Rob- maïgres!” is the reply and excuse. vogue, the Burlesque, as it affords the widest field linson Crusoe, we have a scene representing and The truth is, that there is a golden mean in this