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A Straw Minded Wraun . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
A Straw Minded Wraun . Our friends of the Sunday Courier said the following , last Sabbath : PKACBES . —Peaches are now in all their , ripeness and glory . People eat enormous quantities of thero . We saw a woman , yesterday morning , take down a whole basket of tbem—from the top of an omnibus . Yes—but the Courier forgot to add tbat the driver . hel p ed her .
Post Office Reform . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Post Office Reform . Daniel E . Sickles , Secretary of U . S . legation to London , sailed on Saturday !«*• The important services rendered by hin- ¦ •* reforming die abuses ofthe Broadway Po » - Offiee Bobbery , will guarantee a speedy dt livery of the V . S . -letters on the arrival of each mail at London . Virtue and bono * never go unrewarded . ¦¦ - — : — -t ^; . Mn Saitt . One of-the few immortal aame * tb &lt;* were not boro to die ! .
Will there be war . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Will there be war . By the arrival of every steamer we rcca ,, conflicting accounts of the probability 0 f , great European war . In the absence of 0 f . ficial documents it is extremely , difficult to hazard an opinion as to the tnoinentceu question , will there be war ! Should , unfortunately , grim-visaged war once mote spread its devastating effects upon tbe nil now occupied by those in the enjoyment of peace and plenty , what will be the elt . xt npon us f Articles of importation must -is-m-value on this side of the Atlantic . In this view of the case , the far-seeing penetration of Mr . Hiram Anderson , the extensive oarpet dealer of No . 89 Bowery , warrant-- ] him , throngh his European agents in making extensive purchases of tho most beautiful and durable patterns of carpeting .-., , 10 ] other articles in that line , to be found in the old world . These goods are constantly « -. riving , and as the fall sales will soon COBmence , we advise thoso who desire rich arf rare go...
¦ —¦ •¦¦¦ •¦¦»— - ¦»' Fights to cone off . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
¦ —¦ •¦¦¦ •¦¦»— - ¦» Fights to cone off . Morrissy and Sullivan in November . Greely and Bennett—day not named . Williamson , of the Dispatch , and Smith , of the Courier—day not named . . Concklin , owner of Mac , and Dumboldton . .. * * * • Dusolle , of the Philadelphia Dispatch , and Ropes , of the Atlas . CHALLENGE . Kew York , Monday , Jane 22 d , 1853 . To the Editor of the Clipper . SIB , —Having heard that Mr James McKee , from whom I have previously received a forfeit of $ 10 , is anxious to fight me for a small sum of meney , I would be very glad to accommodate them for $ 100 or $ - 50 in a fair stand-up fi g ht , three months from the time of making the first deposit I hope that he will come up to tae scratch , if he means fighting , and not chaffing . My money is ready at Mr . I . Lazarus , No 4 James s-street , Falstaff House , any time this week or next , or at eight o clock on Saturday evening next , at the above named house . Yours , SAMUEL M . HEARN .
SnUivan and Morrissy [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
SnUivan and Morrissy PUTTING UP THE STAKES . According to previous arrangement , Thursday next , September 1 st , is the time appointed for tho deposit of the stakes in the contemplated match between Morrissy and Sullivan . The parties are to meet at the house of Mr . Fay s , corner of Whitehall and Bridge-streets . We shall give our readers the result ns soon as wo can obtain the particulars . m 1 m ——- Prtlestrianism . James Winterfield , alios the German Stag , is anxious to walk any man in the United States five or seven miles , for from 200 to SOO dollars a side . Man and money ready at Izzy Lazarus s , Falstaff House , 4 James s-street , or at Mr . Wm . Magee s , ( tho Washington ) 167 Bowery , any night this week or next .
^ , > p The Great Cricket Match . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
^ , &gt; p The Great Cricket Match . CANADA versus UHITED STATES . This great match commences on Wednesday , the 24 th instant , and will be concluded on the following day , at which time our paper is issued . The Canadians have taken up their quarters at the Astor House . The spot selected for the play is the grounds of the St . George s Club , tjt the aRed House , Harlem . We will give a full account of tbis exciting match in our next . m 1 a .
. The Target Shooting . Season . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
. The Target Shooting . Season . OPENING OF LHE FALL CAMPAIGN . The coming season promises to be one of unusual life and activity among the sharpshooters , and some admirable shooting may be expected . We understand the Forty Acre Guard of Brooklyn , cantemplate making an excursion to Mount Morris on the Sth of September . This company is composed of a fine body of young men , embracing upwards of ono hundred muskets , and from their previous turn-out , we have no doubt they will compare favorably with any Company in the city for soldierl y appearance and military execution . The following is a list of the officers : Michael Cardiff , Cap ., Thomas Armstrong , 2 d Lieut , John Mealey , 3 rd Lieut , James McClusky , 4 th Lieut , Henry Johnson , 5 th Lieut , John Mulligan , 6 th Lieut ., Thomas Swift , 7 th Lieut , Patrick Murray , Sth Lieut . James Day , Orderly Sergeant We have received a polite invitation to participate in tho pleasures of the excursion , and if possible we shall a...
Foot Rar . A . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Foot Rar . A . After the trot on the Cambridge Park Course , on the 5 th inst , a rather novel foot race came off by Jobn Stetson , against time , fer a purs e of 8400 . He agreed to run around the course , harnessed to a sulkey , in 7 . 15 , and did it in 6 . 45 , the first half mile being accomplished in 3 . 47 , Another foot race took place on the 9 th , between John Stetson and a man from Duver , N . H ., for $ 50 a side . The Dover man won tbe race easily . .. .
Intense Excitement!—Contemplated Fight . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Intense Excitement!—Contemplated Fight . Not being able to bring the Dispatch and Courier to a satisfactory meeting , for the purpose of getting up a match between thein , owing to the weakness ofthe Courier , we have suddenl y had the good luck to bring two of our celebrated bruisers to the commencement of a match whicli promises to be the greatest event of the kind since the battle between Hyer and Sullivan . It is with the deepest emotions of pleasure and gratitude we announce to the public that Greeley and Bennett , after dodging about for some time , have at last began the preliminary arrangements for a fair stand off fig ht , to come off in the columns of the Herald and Tribune , as soon as Bennett can return from Europe , where he is now and has been for several months in tratninsr in * - &gt; company with Jonny Broome , the Tipton Slasher , Bendigo , Donnelly ,, and the most noted pugilists of the English Prize Ring . Greeley will at once go into active training unde...
What'll yon take ! [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Whatll yon take ! The Police Gazzette of last week contains an editorial article in memory of the Lantern , in which it was said that had the Lantern confined itself to American witticisms , instead of re-vamping old Enfilish jokes , v it would have been fully successful ; and then comes the following : — The Yankees we hold to be the liveliest people on the earth , and the most ready , from their almost spontaneous establisment of a government to their ¦ peefection of a Clipper . That means ns , and is a . very modest and , unassuming way of informing the public and ourselves of the hi gh opinion entertained of us iu our perfection of the Clipper We shall endieuvor to deserve the compliment That Gazzette is one of the papers , knows hew to appreciate native , talent . Take somethinT , ; . ?&amp;
AMU ^ EMENTSQ ^! i [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
AMU ^ EMENTSQ ^! i THEATRICAL . i ...:: ;? Bowery Theatre . During the present week large audiences have attended this favorite establishment and the drolleries of Bnrke haVe kept the house in roar . Nex t week Mr . Eddy will appear in some of bis favorite characters . Mrs . Parker will also make her reappearance . Such favorites cannot fail of contributing to fill the treasury . Mrs Farranj the celebrated actress , we learn , will p lay a short engagement at the Bowery during the early part of September ., Broadway Theatre . Silsbee is still the attraction here , and in consequence ofthe lectures he received from the press hc does not indulge to such an extent in the use of improper expressions as he did formerly . The houses have been middling . Barton s Theatre . The excellent stock company attached to this theatre , together with a portion of the members of the Tong-hook-tong Dramatic company , have afforded sufficient attraction to fill the house nightly . The National . Uncle ...
Theatrical Snuibs . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Theatrical Snuibs . Mr . E . S Conner , having taken a lease of the Green-street Theatre , Albany , for five years , will open it for the Fall season on the Sth of September . Mr . Neafie , one of the most popular actors of the day , leaves the city during the coming week , to fulfil an engagement at Fields Varieties , St . Louis . He has recentl y received ( we are informed ) flattering inducements to visit California , but wo believe he has not yet full y determined whether to accept or reject them . The Campbell Minstrels have been playing at Rochester and Buffalo during the past week , with marked success , assisted b y E . Home and W . Newcomb , late of Woods Minstrels . . The friends of Mr . Forrest in Philadelp hia , are about to have a full length portrait of him executed for preservation in the Academy of Fine Arts in that city . He is to be represented in the character of Jack Cade . The work will cost $ 1 , 000 . Mr . Enoch Powers , nephew of the gfeat sculptor , recently...
Meanness . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Meanness . In the first number of the New York Clipper we published a joke , one of our own invention , in reference to the refusal of a Dutch grocer to receive a one dollar bill from the fear that it had been altered from a ten . One of our oity journals , unwilling to g ive us credit-for the joke , altered it in some few . particulars , retaining the main features of our joke , however , and published it in its own columns as ori g inal , and has been receiving credit for it from those papers which copied it , The Evening Post is the paper alluded to , and we think it rather small business to take credit to itself which of rig ht belongs to us . We are not acquainted with a single editor or proprietor of the , New York press , yet we think we are entitled to a little courtesy , at their hands , notwithstanding . ; ¦ .. ¦ . ..- . - ¦ . _ , ; ] 7 fP . S . Stealing our jokes is no joke .
Mac and Lady Suffolk at tbe Hippodrome . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Mac and Lady Suffolk at tbe Hippodrome . ; The late gag race atthe Hippodrome between - the celebrated horses , Lady Suffolk and -Mac , has resulted in a controversy between the owner of Mac and Mr . Dumbbldton , for whose benefit the horses were to trot . We leave the parties to settle the question of veracity between them ; but this much we will say , that if those having charge of the horses in question permitted them to be used on the occasion spoken of without the permission of the owners , they should no longer possess the confidence of those owners , or of any real lover of the turf . It was a breach of trust , in our opinion , and has injured the reputation of die horses in a great degree , rendering them a laughing stock to the rabble , and a source of disgust , instead of p ride , to the sporting world . We hope Mr . Concklin will set the matter right &gt;
That Tailor ' s Wagon . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
That Tailor s Wagon . ; What •has become of tbat costly wagon about which a good deal was said a few months since i Hasn t run off the track—has iti As the Yankee once said , We rather guess it costs too much expense to keep the darnd thing . That speech of the proprietor at that dinner was a leetle too ^ teep for the people , too , we reckon . At any rate , if the wagon hasn t gone to seed , why , trot it out ; perhaps there may be a stray customer who would like to ride up to that big show .
Second Avenne Railroad . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
Second Avenne Railroad . 1 There is said to be an imposition practised by tho conductors on this road which should be discontinued at once , if the company desire to receive a share of public patronage . The imposition spoken of consists in the mode adopted by . the conductors in giving change . The fare , it will be remembered , is 5 cents , yet on a passenger tending a 25 cent p iece , he receives but 19 cents in change , thus paying 6 cents instead of 5 for his fare . .- The conductors count the change in the Dutch grocery style , that is , they will g ive you in change for a quarter , a ten cent piece and two cents , that s one shilling ; then two three cent p ieces , and one cent , making in all one shilling and seven pence , or in honest change , 19 cents , when you should h . ive 20 cents . A friend suffered in this way on several occasions , once on the 15 th , in car No . 8 , and on his remonstrating with the coductor , he received abuse instead of correct change . We do no...
The Tragedian and the Newsboy . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
The Tragedian and the Newsboy . A tragedian , spending a few moments in one of the public houses near the Bowery theatre a few days since , was soliloquising the words from Richard III , who saw the sun to-day ? Here itis , ony one cent , replied a newsboy who happened to drop in at the proper Q . One of the Bhoys . We have heard something of an admirable Crichton , a proficient in twenty different arts and sciences , but there is a youth in Moyamensing District , Philadel p hia county , Tom Murphy by name , and only sixteen years of age , who far surpasses Crichton in varied accomplishments . He can smoke out a shilling s worth of half Spanish per day , chew up two three-cent plugs of tobacco , drink ten glasses of brandy and water between breakfast and dinner , dance a sailor s hornpipe on the top of a fire plug , h &lt; indle a slung-shot with the most astonishing skill , and lasso a young negro with the end of a handkerchief . He also understands the thimble-ri g to perf...
That Observatory . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 27 August 1853
That Observatory . The eagerness of capitalists to make money oftentimes causes tbem to make money out of pocket Thus it is with the proprietors of the Lathing Observatory . They thought to bless the people by charging them 25 cents each admission , but the figure being rather above the north of the article , the people very wisely look at the ouside of the Observatory , and pocketing their 25 cents , seem perfectly contented with the view they have had . We stated before thb place was opened , that 25 cents was too hi g h a charge , and that unless it was reduced to 124- cents admission , the speculation would prove a failure . Our words have proved correct The Lathing Observatory is a complete Mure , the receipts not being equal to ihe expenditure .