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UNION COURSE , L . I . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
UNION COURSE , L . I . Trotting , purse of $ 1 , 000 , Thursday , June 30 th , between Flora Temple and Black Douglas . Thu was a deciding contest . The backers of Buck Douglas were very sanguine up to the time of scoring , when the betting changed from $ 100 to $ 50 on Flora Temple . There was a pretty considerable sprinkling of attendance on the Course . Black Douglas was lame and did not make as good a show as was expected . First Heat . —Douglas drew the pole and gained a length at the start , which he increased on the turn , and led to the quarter pole in 36 seconds , and to the half mile in 1 minute 12 seconds . Flora breaking , and throwing her far in the rear ; before she could be brought down to her work , Dou - las broke , and did not catch till Fiora was a long way ahead . Flora won the heat handily in 2 minutes 32 seconds . Second Heat . Flora led to the quarter in 38 seconds , and to the half mile pole in 1 minute 13 seconds , Douglas breaking and acting badly . Fiora w...
Tbe Mayo Excnrsion . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Tbe Mayo Excnrsion . The excursion which we annonnced to take p lace on last Thursday was postponed until this ( Thursday ) evening , owing to the inclemency of the weather . Be on hand tonight if yon wish for pleasure . m .. A Snug Business . We understand that the amount of money cleared by M . Wallack at his theatre during the past season amounted to twelve thousand dollars ! The coming season his company will be further strengthened by the addition of Lysunder Thompson , Mr . and Mrs . Dyott , and others . A QUKER PLACJS . —To judge of the names of hills , harbors , coves , rivers , bays , headlands and capes of Newfoundland , that island must bo a comical place . Who ever heard of the Blow-mc-down-Hills , the Comeby Chance-Brook , the Seldom-Come-by-Harbor , and the Funk Islands . Go to Newfoundland and lo ! they are there . There too are Bloody Reach , Damnable Bay , Deadman s Point , Ragged Islands , Bay Despair , the Frying Pan , Cape Broil , Mount Misery , Wolf Bay , the Bi...
The Tailor ' s Wagon . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
The Tailor s Wagon . The Philadel phia Ledger , a paper whose success warrants us in saying that its proprietors understand the correct mode of doing business , thus gives some of our close-fisted tradesmen a rap : NEW MODE O * ADVERTISING . —A clothing dealer of Fulton street , New York , has an omnibus with a fine span of horses running about the city , lettered Free Ride to all our Patrons . Here people who do business adopt the easiest and less expensive plan of advertising liberally in the newspapers . The Ledger must not imagine that the above gag is participated in by our successful tradesmen . Not at all The most enterprising and wealthy tradesfolk in New York owe their present position to a liberal system of advertising iu the papers .
Lager Beer . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Lager Beer . Philadelphia is noted for its lager beer saloons , which are fitted np in a better style than those in New York . To give an idea of the immense quantity of this beer consumed in Philadel phia , it is stated that on Sunday last one of the celebrated lager beer manufactories in that city disposed of 380 casks of this beverage to persons who visited the establishment Eaeh cask captained 100 glasses .
Beaotiftil Hose Carriage for the World ' s Fair . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Beaotiftil Hose Carriage for the World s Fair . The Philadelp hia firemen intend sending to the World s Fair a splendid specimen of fire apparatus . It will be recollected that the Neptune Hose Company brought their new carriage with them tp this city to participate in the annual parade of onr firemen last year . The Nep . was considered a most beautiful carriage , though at that time there was much ornamental work to be added to it . This work has just been completed , and the carriage will be brought here next week to take its place in the Palace . One of the sides for the cylinder is composed entirely of silver , and richly chased and ornamented with various emblems of the tire department and representations of Neptune . The cylinders are divided into five copartments , each of which are different , and the designs are altogether ingenious and magnificent . On the frontispiece two figures , representing Night and Morning , are displayed on either side of the cast figure of Neptun...
• . . T Great Success . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
• . . T Great Success . The recent invention of applying daguerreotypes to hats , as adopted b y Messrs . Rafferty &amp; Leash , of No . 57 , Chatham-st , is beginning to attract the undivided attention of our citisens . We have a / ways noticed that when a man is successful through any peculiar feature in his business pursuits , imitators are sure to spring up and appropriate to themselves what of right belongs to the projectors , but in the present instance the foresi ght and keen perception of Messrs . Rafferty &amp; Leask induced them to protect themselves from imitations through an application for a patent , which secures to them the exclusive ri ght of inserting daguerreotype likenesses in hats . We noticed the other day several firemen purchasing hats with their likenesses placed in them , which we suppose were intended to be exchanged for those of our Baltimore visitors . The idea was very good , and will keep in remembrance the kind attentions always bestowe...
INDEPENDENCE DAT . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
INDEPENDENCE DAT . | TheJCeltbratien in New York . Tf ? The 4 th of July , 1853 , has passed away and with it has passed away many a being whose heart was lig ht and gay but a few short hours before . The day was well kept up by all clas . es of the community , and the display of fireworks throughout the city in the evening greatly surpassed all former pyrotechnic displays , for almost every family had a jollification of their own , in which Roman candles , pin wheels , rockets , Ac , formed the great attraction . From sunset until tli . small hours of the morning , the various colors of the rainbow were to be seen like brilliant meteors shooting from all directions and from every point The si ght from th .. river or from elevated places was beautiful indeed , and afforded pleasure to those wh © witnessed . The firemen were kept running about from point to point in search of bumiiiz . buildings , which , we are happy to say , wot * not many , though some few wero more or less injure...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
HEW YORK CLIPPER . JULY 9 , 1853 . HARRISON TRENT , FRANK QUEEN , Proprietor . Editor . Wholesale . Agent * FOR THE NEW YORK CUPPER . BOSS Sc JOXES , 21 A BB Street . 8 . UALLOCE , ISO Fallon Street . DEXTER tc BROTHER , 43 ABB St . MIKE IKADDEI * , 47 Ann Street . fgpf Either of the above Agents are prepared to supply orders for the Clipper , from city or country , in large or small quantities .
THE SKIPPER'S CABIN . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
THE SKIPPERS CABIN . A TALK WITH OUR FRIENDS—AT HOME AND ABROAD . The interesting sketches we have been publishing in this department of the CLIPPER , during the past few weeks , have affoi € ed much satisfaction to our numerous classes 0 / readers , and many letters have been addressed to us , desiring information on different subjects connected with the past history of Hew York and its vicinity . The following , which was sent us during the early part of last week , asks for information upon a subject fraught with all the horrors of the most barbarous days of old . New York , June 27 , 53 . To the Editor of the Clipper . DEAR SIR : —I have derived a great deal of pleasure in the perusal of thoee reminiscenses of olden times , which have been published in your paper lately , and , if not giving you too much trouble , I would like to know a little about those prison ships in which so many Americans perished during the revolution . Yours , &lt; fec , J . C . It affords us muc...
A Hard Hole . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
A Hard Hole . . During the showers we were favored with on several evenings last week , the Hippodrome presented an awful appearance —the course was covered with mud and water , and the horses , as they dashed round , cast many an unwelcome stain upon the dresses ofthe audience , who were forced , in many instances , to leave their seats . This is a veil ventilated pUce , with a vengeance .
Fun on Ihe Fonrth . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Fun on Ihe Fonrth . Wc noticed some jolly spirits at a public house in the Bowery , above Broome street , who created not a little amusement for themselves on the -ith . There were four of them together , and they wonld sally ont in front , of the house , and pretend they saw a bird in a tree on the opposite side . they would cautiousl y walk around the tree , stoop , then lose sight of the bird , and suddenly spy it again , and in this manner they would go on until tho street was crowded with persons anxiously looking for the bird to fall , finally , they would bine away , and then give a hearty laugh at the expense of the bystanders . At another time they would pretend they had seen a rat go nnder a small pile ol boards in front of the house , and they would manoeuvre around until a crowd had collected to see the rat killed ; the gutter had been stopped up close by the board pile , and was filled with water , suddenl y the rai was supposed to be seen in the gutter nnder the pile ,...
Great Dog Fight . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Great Dog Fight . § 500 A SIDE . On the 30 th ult . a fight came off in this city , between the celebrated Boston dng Burg and the Buffalo dog Billy , for $ 500 a side . The fight was a very exciting and interesting one , and drew together a large crowd of the fancy . Both dogs appeared to be in good condition , but before fi ghting the Boston dog was the favorite , 2 to 1 . After a sp irited contest , however , of 33 minutes , the fi ght was wen by Billy , on the 4 th scratch , much to the disappointment of the frie ds of Boston , who had large sums of mo ey staked on the result . They were both 38 pound dogs .
The Herald . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
The Herald . Our remarks concerning the miserable manner in which the Herald is printed has brought forth an article in mitigation of damages , but as it does net meet the question fairl y , we would once more advise it to come out without further delay , and give its reasons why its present edition is so poorly printed . No shirking the question .
Theatrical . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Theatrical . We are making arrangements to give correct intelligence respecting the different places of amusement in this city , and will commence operations at the beginning of the next season . The Press , it is acknowledged on all sides , gives favorable notices always , but this is not to be wondered at when wo say that they get well paid for them , and it wonld be depriving themselves of a good sum of money if they were to be more truthful in their criticisms than they now are . The following is a specimen of the Sunday Dispatch s theatrical notices : NIBLO S GARDXN . —We can only briefly refer to the past , and state that Mr . Burton closed a short but most successful engagement here on Thursday evening , with the ever-fresh , ever attractive Dombey &amp; Son , aided and abetted therein by his excellent coadjutor , Brougham . Mr . Burton s three or four last nights were such as he had every reason to be proud of ; fur , despite the intense heat , his friends and admire...
Sore Heads . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Sore Heads . If any of our friends were so unfortunate as to have their heads broken , shins bruised , eyes blacked , or in any other way have been maimed , bruised or wounded , on the late glorious 4 th , we would advise them , just for the fan of it , fo try a little of the Mustang Liniment Try it once for fun , and you will ever isiterwards use it when you have occasion for a healing balm . . Sold at 304 Broadway .
ANOTHER PREE BLOW [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
ANOTHER PREE BLOW great Excursion and Entertainment BV TBI Third . ivenue Railroad Co ., TO THE FREE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS OF NEW YORK . Tfce Excursion and Dinner . —Speech by the Editor of the Clipper . —Great Excitement among the Literati . Saturday , the 2 d day of July , was a day long to be remembered by our citizens , giving birth , as it did , to one of the most glorious free excursions and entertainments it has ever been our lot and happiness to participate in . It will be recollected that the different railroad companies have each endeavored to surpass the other in those free excursions which the daily and Sunday press have lately g iven such flattering and interesting accounts of . Our friends of the Third Avenue Railroad Co ., determined not to be outdone in the scheme of bribery and t jood victuals , gave notice that a free excursion would take place on the opening of the ro ; td , Saturday , July 2 d , 1853 , anno domino . An invitation was extended to us and many other...
OUR IRISH LETTER . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
OUR IRISH LETTER . UFudds Notes on America . The notes on America , ithw which our esteemed friend Shamus MeFndd has regaled our readers for some time past , afford as mnch amusement as did the notes of Dickens and other Trollopes . McFudd s notes , unlike those of English writers , are truthful , as can be seen at a glance ; and the favor with which they have been received is a sure guarantee that our friend has only to follow up his descriptions of men , manners , and things of New York to render tho name of McFudd the head of the heap of descriptive writers . The following we have just received : New York , July the furst . Dere Muther , After me an Tim had seen the illiphant , an exhamined his trunk to see how many klane shurts he had , we wint to see a grate big snake , wid a body the sice iv a whale , an a tail that wud wind 3 times round Pat Clansey s cow stabe . Och ! sich a monster 1 niver want to clap me ises on agin . His mouth was so big that he cud take me an Tim at wan...
Talk on 'Change . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 9 July 1853
Talk on Change . The talk turned upon the Turkey question , and what would probably be its end . A gentleman said he saw that the bone of contention was likely to lead to some more solid demonstration , and had no doubt but that in the end Turkey must come down . The opening of the Palace was talked about , and it was the general opinion that on the 15 th of this month we would see such a crowd as New York had never witnessed before . It was doubted whether we would be able to find standing-room for the visitors . The Third Avenue Excursion was commented on , and a vote of thanks tendered to the Editor of the Clipper for his speech on that occasion . Out of respect to that speech the board adjourned .