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Counterfeit on tbe Sew Quarters . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Counterfeit on tbe Sew Quarters . Ue on tbe look out for spurious 25 p ieces of the new coinage . They have just been put into circulation , and in a short time New York will be flooded with tbem . They have a greasy feel , and are rather dark , though well calculated to deceive . We advise our citizens to be on their guard , and nip the speculation in the bud , if possible . m ) • » A Morel Fight . An Irish girl , living in Wilmington , Del-, having had a difficulty with three negro wenches in that city , offered to fi g ht all three . The wenches agreed to it , and the fi g ht took p laee on Snnday , the 28 ult The Irish g irl • an * off victorious . Afcct .
Office of the Clipper . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Office of the Clipper . We have secured an office , at No . 15 o Fulton street , up stairs , where orders wil ] be received , and punctuall y attended to . All communications intended for the Ne » York Clipper must hereafter bo addressed as above ; and those persons having business with the proprietor , or editor , will have no difficulty in obtaining access . The great increase in our business rendered it absolutely necessary that wo should have an office , and now we hope to give satisfaction to all onr patrons . Dont forget , No . 150 Fulton street .
¦ ** . •*» Caution- Gift Concerts . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
¦ ** . •*» Caution- Gift Concerts . Wo have a few words of advice to give our people , relative to a new species of gag . ging about to be introduced into our city . We allude to the gift concert , advertised in some of tbe daily papers . Reading the advertisement , we cannot hel p feeling tsoinething will be done , or at least that some of our citizens will bo * done . Everything is described so beautifully , and the prizes are so magnificent on paper , that tlio scheme is well calculated to entice hundreds and thousands of our citizens to try their band at tbe game . But , be careful ; dont bite too readily at the gilded bait , or you may regret it . These things have becn tried in other cities , but as yet we have to learn of their being of any benefit to those cities . Besides , as tho Art Union exhibition has closed , on account of its coming under the lottery law , we cannot see how a gift concert , wbich is similar to tbe mode of distributing prizes adopted by the Art Union ,...
Gaspee-what are you about ? [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Gaspee-what are you about ? We did think at ono time that our friends of the Gaspee Fire Co , of Providence , reallv meant to give the members of tbe Southwark Engine Co ., No . 88 , of this city , an opportunity to convince them , the members ofthe Gaspee , that they , the Soutii warkers , were justly entitled to the p rizo ^ recent y played for at the celebration at New Haven . The Southwards challenge has not been accepted , and to all present appearances , will not be . We expected better things of the Providence Firemen , but their conduct , after all that has beeu said in the papers respecting their capability to . beat any of our New York built engines , seems rather strange , and we aro compelled , onco more , to ask tho question , Where s tho Gaspee 1
OPENING OF THE BALL . McQueen Guard . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
OPENING OF THE BALL . McQueen Guard . THE TARGET SEASON . This company of young men , Volunteers of Neptune Eng ; Co ., No . 2 , have had several street drills , and in every drill numbered about 110 members . They are under the . efficient command of Christopher Dowdle , Captain ; John Conners , lst Lieutenant ; William Kent , 2 d ; Jerry Lyons , 3 d ; and 10 other Lieutenants . Tbey proceed to Harlem on Monday , the 12 th of September , and will contend for 65 prizes , which have been banded in , and 27 in expectancy , among which we find a gold watch and chain , three twenty dollar gold pieces , and four silver cake baskets . Their target is i well decorated ; a rooster or game cock , of ( the first watcr , is painted on the target , with the following motto above : — While I live Ill crow . On the return of the Guards from their excursion , they wind up by giving a grand invitation ball at the Gothic Hall . We acknowledge the receipt of an invitation to participate , and shall e...
THE TURF . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
THE TURF . Trottiag at Union Coarse , L . I . Thursday , Sept . 1 . —Purse and .-stake $ 500 . Mile heats , best 3 in 5 , in harness . 8 . HcL » U ( h ! io named b . m . J * Jj * MoKow 111 II . June . uam . * d g . g Vermont 2 2 2 Timn : 2-II 5—5 : 32 J—9 S 3 * ,. Trotting Match for $ 1000 on Inion Coarse . . ¦ • A spirited trotting match came off on Tuesday , j » t the Union Course , for a wager of 11 , 000 . The contest was between s e Selim , named by J . Woodruff , and g . m . * Lady Vernon , - * named by T . Pfifer—mile heats , the best three in five , in harness Owing to tbe intense heat , the trotting was not commenced until late in the afternoon : this was satisfactory to ail parties , Tbe betting was lively OD Lady Vernon during the first heat , and then tiro to . one was offered and taken by a few persons respecting Selim . The tbree judges having taken possession of the stand , the steeds were called , and started with the word Go . Tbe following is the time made by Lady ...
Death of Polly Browu . —Racing . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Death of Polly Browu . —Racing . A letter , dated Philadel phia , Aug . 28 th , says : — Our noble pet is no more , and believe me , sir , it is a great loss to the sporting community in and around this city . Polly was matched again against Flaxy , to run 300 yards for $ .-. 00 ; also against the Kennett Square roan horse for 8600 , 500 yards ; and Diana was read y to bind a race of 500 yards ; but , as you will see , we are knocked concave . Everything went along as merry as a marriage-bell until last Monday . At about 4 o clock in the morning Mr . Ingram went into the stable , and found the door had been broken open . Polly appeared to be very much distressed ; he sent for physicians , wbo pronounced it a case of poison . They did all in their power to save her , but in vain ; she died Wednesday morning , at 2 o clock . — In conclusion I would say , that jthe race between Mr . Brown s mare Mary , and Mr . Middleton s roan Poll , did not come off last Thursday , on account of Poli...
Forty Acre Guards . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Forty Acre Guards . This company made a fine turn-out on Monday last . A number of beautiful prizes were contended for . •* - • - * Cumming s Guard . The Cumining s Guard will make tbeir Second Annual Excursion to-day , Thursday , Sept 8 . Mr . Gooderson s grounds , at Flushing , have been selected for the target exercises . Ryel s fine band will accompany the Guards . The Cuinining s Guard , we have no doubt , will make a fine turn-out . We acknowledge , with thanks , an invitation to take part in the pleasures of the day . ¦ *»»*» Washington Guards . This Company intend going on their Annual Target Excursion on Monday next , 12 th inst . Tbe company will proceed to Tarrytown , and return to the city at an earl-. * hour in the evening . Thanks for a kind invitation to be present J
Notice to Target Companies . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Notice to Target Companies . We have just located our office at No . 150 Fulton St ., where target eompanies will please address their communications . Wo have received a number of invitations to accompany the different companies on tbeir excursions . Could we find time , we should be pleased to accompany each and every one , but we would request one of tbe officers or members of each company to favor us with an outline of the incidents of their excursions , for which we shall feel obliged . Give us tbe following information , and the full account will be written out by the editor . 1 . —Name of the company , and when formed i . 2—Style of dress . 3 . —Names of officers 4 . —Number of muskets . 5 . —Place of exercise . 6 . —List of prizes . 7 . —List of successful shots . 8 . —Name of band . Those companies which have already had their excursions , would do well to send us the particulars , as we wish , if possible , to obtain a complete list for publication in the CLIPPER . Compani...
Tacht Challenge . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Tacht Challenge . We find the following in a Canada paper . Wholl take it ? The owners of the Kingston yacht Prima Donna challenge any craft in America to sail against her , on or . after the lstprox ., for a stake of £ 25 to £ 150 . Particulars to be bad at the Chronicle and News Office , Kingston , Canada , ;
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
HEW YORK CLIPPER . 33—CT 1 r . •¦ -... . - ¦¦¦ ¦^¦ - SS ^ a—— - ^^ SEPTEMBER 10 , 1853 . UABR 1 S 0 N TRENT , FRANK QUEEN , Proprietor . Editor . WholetaU aMgttoii FOR THE NBW YORK CLIPPER . BOSS Sc JO . * * * ES , 21 Ann Street . 8 . IIALLOCK , 150 Fallen street . MIKE-MADDEN . 4 T Ann Street . TAXES -k SEELY . 16 Ann St . EfT Either of the above Agents are prepared to snpply orders for the Clipper , from city &lt; or country , in large or small quantities .
THE SKIPPER'S CABIN . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
THE SKIPPERS CABIN . A Talk with our Friends at Home and Abroad Answers to Correspondents . The correct and inimitable style in which we have heretofore answered the interrogatories of our correspondents , has been the means of bringing in upon us rather more questions than we have the leisure at present to answer . However , determined not to be behind our happy brethren of the Sabbath press , we shall heroafter devote a small space for the enlightenment of all those who wish to ask us conundrums and such things . Wc think wo can satisfy everybody that we are hard to beat in finding out things , even if we have to guess at them . Here is the dose for this week : — - Jeemes . —Who was it killed Cock Robin ? This is a question which has puzzled much older heads than ours , and yet it bas never been satisfactorily explained . Our superior wisdom , however , combined with a memory unparalelled in the annals of the Christian era , furnishes us with what we believe to be the only correct...
m "They haint got no votes . " [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
m They haint got no votes . The many efforts which hare been made in this city for the relief of the duped and destituted Chinese , have thus far proved unsuccessful . Why is this ? Are they not as deserving of charity as any other class of people t Most certainly . But it must be borne in mind that assistance is not generally rendered because the party receiving is deserving of it , but because the givers expect by their charity to make a hi gh-sounding name for themselves , which shall prove of immense advantage to them in all future times . But in the case of the poor Chinese the case is far different . They haint got no votes . There are not enough of ( hem to be of any use even if they had votes . This is the grand secret of the indifference of our citizens to the wants of those destitute strangers , who are now begging , yes , actually begging the Americans not to make paupers of them , but to loan them a small sum so as to enable them to reach their wives and children in thei...
Plain Talk . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Plain Talk . Chief Engineer in his last report to the Common Council , uses tho following unmistakable language : Now , because I have publicly proclaimed an adverse opinion of the . corporation for several years , I find myself as hotly pursued as your outraged constituents have recently pursued you ; and f repeat , that thousands on thousands of dollars ofthe public treasury have been squandered , and between tno or three thousand men brought into the Department to drive me out . You are n bund of political bloodhounds , and you can do your worst The infamy of the Common Council of 1852 and of 1853 will be so deeply engraved in the tablets of history that to have been removed by it fur exposing its nefarious crimes cnn never be a source &gt; f degradation to me by discerning posterity . Rather sharp , we should think , and the Common Council owe it to themselves as reil as to the community that some action houJd be taken on the Chief Engineer s remits . What say the politi...
Harper and Putnam . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Harper and Putnam . Another Muss . The proprietors of Harper s and Putnam s Magazines are at it . Harper has been caught in the act of stealing Putnam s thunder , and the proof of his guilt being so conclusive , Brother Harper is • placed in a very perplexing predicament . Wo would hel p him out ofthe scrape , but really , we have no sympath y for literary p ilferers .
ar- w "Tbe Higb Price of ProyislOM . " [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
ar- w Tbe Higb Price of ProyislOM . It is a settled fact that the prices of provisions are unusally high , and it is also a fact that one great cause of this is owin- to the very large addition to our population , consequent upon the attractions ofthe Crystal Palace , -fee . Yet there is another cause of which our housekeepers have but a very sli ght knowledge . Oflate the producers from the country have been compelled to leave the markets , with their wagons , at 7 o clock , A . M . Very few housekeepers can manage to attend market at tbat earl y hour , and it follows that the speculators , ever on the lookout for bargains monopolise the whole trade with the country folks , the latter preferring to sell at any price rather than cany their produce back again . The speculators having secured a good stock at a very low price , at onoe occupy tbe space jnst vacated by the country people , and having theft-pie ofthe basinets , in their own hands , charge
CoMeoced . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
CoMeoced . Already is tho extensive Carpet warehouse of Hiram Anderson , at No . 99 Bowery , beginning to feel the effects of the grea t fall trade which our city is threatened • ffith tbe present season . Careful housekeepers are to be seen every day selecting , from the immense stock of Mr . Anderson , carpets of every descrip tion and of every nrice . The variety this season seems to surpass thc styles of all former times ; and hough large sales have alread y been made , ret the vast sains rooms are kept constantl y itored with fresh arrivals . Dont forget ) 9 Bowery , the largest carpet warehouse n the United States . » . *&gt;
The Whole World ' s Temperance Convention . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
The Whole World s Temperance Convention . This convention , gotten up as one of the humbugs of tbe dny , by asetofcrazzy headed women , has passed off without doing the last damage to its projectors or to our fellow citizens at large . We are glad of this . Wo cannot be too watchful of the doings of the women , especiall y of insulted women , such as Mrs . What-you-call-her , and so on . Old Morality , of the Tribune , has managed to become quite a favorite with these men-wo-men . We must have our eyo upon hira . There s no knowing what he s after .
The American Tacht Sylvie . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
The American Tacht Sylvie . By reference to another part of this paper , it will be seen that the American yacht Sy lvie bas suffered a defeat in her first contest with foreign yachts . It is not to be supposed , however , that this will be the case again . In a first trial it is extremely difficult to make all things work well . The owner , wc see , immediately challenged tho victorious yacht to a trial of speed , which we hope will be accepted .
Singular Cricket Match . [Newspaper Article] — New York Clipper — 10 September 1853
Singular Cricket Match . A dispute having arisen in the Newark ( N . J . ) Cricket Club , concerning the comparative abilities Of tall men and short men at tbat game , a match was played on Monday last to decide it . The long legged members played against the short legged ones . It was an unprecedented affair , matches hitherto having been made only between married men and single , rig ht banders and leit banders . HENRY REED AND GEOROE SEWARD . — Tbis exciting match , wherein the above noted pedestrians were matched to run a quarter of a milo for £ 100 , same off on Monday last at Mr . Sadler s new racing ground , at Garratt , near Wandsworth , and , as mi g ht be expected from the celebrity of the competitors , attracted a large assmblage of the patrons of the sport . The performances of the men we have so frequentl y g iven that they must be as familiar as household words to our readers , and therefore require no introduction . The odds being in favour of Reed , who , although ( ...