Affairs in New York.
A New York letter, dated the 24th, gives some terms about life in that city:
"The fashionable movements of the up town aristocracy continue to be minutely recorded, night after night, by a certain sheet, unknown outside uppertendom.
You must not suppose that the up-town aristocracy are at all offended by the publicity given in its columns to their names.
On the contrary, they rather like it. In proof whereof, I need only mention a report that an extra edition had to be worked off yesterday to supply a demand from the "friends and relatives" of one of the lords of Murray Hill
, who gave away his daughter in marriage, the other evening, to a young sprig of Petroleum.
The wedding was only recorded among the on dits,
and the proprietors of the paper, it is said, were offered a handsome sum if they would have a second edition worked off in letters of gold
I cannot say whether it was a bargain or not. So we go!
There are some changes in theatrical affairs worth noticing.
at Winter Garden, has reached its fiftieth night.
This is certainly a remarkable run, but whether it has put money in the purse of the management, or in the purse especially of Mr. Booth
, your correspondent would not like to hazard an opinion.
, at the Broadway
, it seems, is growing tired of "Solon Shingle," though I doubt if the public are, or they never would have "sat it out" for one hundred and fifty nights in succession.
A hit of this kind is entirely without precedent, I believe, in New York theatricals.
has only to thank his own genius for it, and the admirable tact of his business agent, Mr. Taylor
At the Olympic, Mrs. John Wood
is doing a good business with Life in New York,
's, as usual, is prospering with genteel comedy and an occasional sensational drama.--The cheap theatres on the east side of the town are indulging in the customary blood and thunder, while Barnum
, at the Museum, is making the "judicious grieve" by doing a drama of the intense spread eagle order, founded on the rebellion.
"The small-pox excitement is less rampant to-day.
The city inspector assures anxious inquirers that the disease is on the decrease.
In the Seventeenth Ward, however, where the pestilence prevails most extensively, folks do not see it. In some localities they are talking about boarding up the streets, so as to insure non-intercourse between the sick and the well.
It will be a bad business if they have to resort to that extremity.
"The Chamber of Commerce here does not believe in the wisdom of repealing the reciprocity treaty with Canada
At a special meeting, this afternoon, Mr. Bloodgood
, from the special committee appointed to consider the subject, said they were not ready to report yet, but he could not refrain from expressing his conviction that Congress had acted with injudicious haste in the matter.
The uppermost idea at Washington
seemed to be that the treaty was of greater advantage to Canada
than to us. This, he said, was not the case.
The advantage was all with us. To the Canadians, it was of comparatively little advantage.
"The subscriptions among the merchants for the relief of Savannah
are coming in freely.
The total amount already raised cannot be far short of thirty thousand dollars. The subscriptions are for almost every amount, from twenty-five dollars to one thousand dollars.
"The recruiting market is very dull.
In fact, hardly anybody is enlisting.--Blunt
says he is doing nothing.
He says the peace rumors are destroying his business, and he is not sure but that the best thing he could do would be to shut up his shop."