Festivities of the season.
--Gayety has this season assumed a form somewhat different from that of former years.
The goddess Pleasure has not relinquished her throne, but there is interwoven with festive scenes a sentiment more exalted than any mere motive of temporary enjoyment.
The absent soldiers and their families are not forgotten; and with a view to contributing to their comfort, a ball will be given to-night at Franklin Hall, one door below the Exchange Hotel
The price of tickets is very reasonable, and we hope the enterprise will meet with liberal encouragement.
A ball for the benefit of the Charleston
sufferers will also be given to-night at the William Tell House
, on Broad street.