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'E&itism. Mar. 18.
(Written for the New York Dispatch.)
By William Colopy Desmond.
In old Manhattan Island,
There dwelt a very old man ;
So old he could not tell his age,
Or so the story ran.
He had a very old gray beard,
A kind of a stubble gray ;
So old that when it sprouted first.
There lived not one could say.
ills eyes, in sooth, were very dim.
And great green glasses he wore,
And those who, wondering, gazed at tlxea;.
Were wise as they had been before.
His pantaloons were threadbare with age,
And sadly darn’d and fray’d ;
And Nestor had he look’d on them,
Couldn’t tell what tailor had made.
Hisshoes were old, whether rights or lefts,
Or pegg’d, or done with a stitch,
Or round, square-toed, or octagon,
None could say which was which.
His hat—for this old man wore a hat—
When he went to take the air,
■Conceal’d his crown, whether bald; or wigg’d,
Or thatch’d with native hair.
And when he walk’d he carried a staff,
But where Its parent grew,
Or when ’twas fix’d in its knuckle-bone knob,
Not one in Manhattan knew.
Thine age ?” a very old neighbor said,
“ Thy years since thou first saw the morn V ’
‘The hour of my birth, friend, was just what it was;
I was living before I was born.”
And still it remains a mystery,
And solve it nobody can.
How old was “The Oldest Inhabitant,’’
That very old, old man.
(Written for the New York Dispatch.}
“Ob, dear! oh, dear! Just to think of it,
Edith.’’ sighed Meta Batland, looking up in the
face of her queenly Bister. 1 • Pretty accomplish
ments lor a gentleman’s daughters! Miss But
lana looking over prosy house-bills, directing
Servants, and superintending the coughs and
colds of the villagers generally; Miss Meta mend
ing 1 ntn and making biscuits. Those everlast
ing bat hits! I almost wish I could turn into one
o! them.”
“Then I would eat you, my dear, and papa
Wou'd not say Meta, daughter, your biscuits are
Very rice.”
‘•Well, I suppose I like to please papa; but
then you see, but then ”
“Then what?” asked Edith, fixing her fine
ey< s earnestly on the countenance of her sister.
. “0, I’m afraid you'll laugh, if I tell you.”
* Set if I can help it, little sister.”
“One reason is that it’s disagreeable to have
our visitors suppose we do such things. Only
last, night, mamma made me feel so badly. Gen
eral Wild was giving such a grand description of
a battle at sea, when asking to be excused for in
terrupting him, mamma turned to me and said :
‘Meta, dear, I think your biscuits are burning.
Ann must have forgotten them.’ I really thought
I should sink through the floor ; for what will the
genei al think of my making biscuits ?”
“ If he’s a sensible man he will think you were
ast ns ifrfe yirl; if not, what need you care what he
thinks ? lor you know, dear, the greatest and best
general the world ever saw, gave his happiness
in the keeping of a woman who could not only
make biscuits, but knit his stockings, and cook
his dinner, if necessary. Yet who will say Mar
tha Washington was not a perfect model of a
true gentlewoman? What fine lady of the pres
ent. diiy has surpassed her ?”
“ But then you know, Edith, in those dags, it
Weis oifferent. Jfou> it is ”
“ Vn.fashion able said Edith, finishing the
sentence. “ Yes, Meta, I have to confess that in
these days it is getting sadly out of fashion for
young ladies to be useful, yet I doubt if they are
happier themselves, or confer more happiness on
then unfortunate relatives by being so much like
wooden dolls. Look at our city cousins I”
“ W by, don’t you think Evelina and Carrie are
happy ? Such beautiful dresses, and so much
oou pany, and nothing to do I”
“No biscuits to makel” continued Edith, with
a smile, which was followed by a more serious
look. “ Yet you know, Meta, Uncle Albert is far
from well off—papa has already assisted him sev
eral 1 mes. Vie will have an opportunity of judg
ing of the amount of happiness existing in his
family, for mamma promised Aunt Caroline that
We should visit her next week.”
‘ ‘ That will be delightful,” returned Meta, waltz
ing cr tof the room; and, in making prepara
tions lor the visit, she quite forgot the tea bis
cuits «nd all other similar annoyances.
The eventful day came at last; and after a
huri ,ed journey, Meta found herself standing
with JL er on the marble steps of an elegant man
sion, such an one as is generally designated the
residence of the opulent, though it the secrets of
the world were unraveled, how often might it
more aptly be termed a hiding-place for the beg
gar, the insolvent debtor.
Mrs. Grenvill received her nieces cordially,
though from her harassed look and listless man
ner I boy at once determined that their aunt was
pot free from care.
In answer to their inquiry for their cousins,
she assumed an apologetic tone and begged them
to excuse her daughters, “ Eor you must know,
my dears,” she said, “ we city folks don’t rise as
early as you country people.”
Edith looked at her watch, who’s tiny finger
pointed to the hour of eleven, secretly wonder
ing bow any young lady blessed with health and
in her sober senses could ever- make up her mind
to sleep the beet part of God’s beautiful sunshine
away. Her aunt noticed her look of surprise,
and resumed the subject by saying,
“ I, myself, my dear, don’t approve of such an
idle habit; I generally rise at six.”
Poor Mrs. Grenvill! she might have added
that necessity compelled her, for it did not take
her visitors long to discover that their aunt was
forced to make many shifts for the sake of what
she called “ keeping np appearances,” and as
Bridget the one servant heroically declared “that
it war enough tu be after lookin’ tur the
fires above stairs, and ’tind tur thay young led
dies, as naded a dale of waitin’ widout ask
ing a dacint Irish girl tu be lookin' tu the
kitchen fire.” Mrs. Grenvill took that office on
Nor was this the only service she saw fit to
perform, for alas, like many other silly mothers,
she di udged away from morning till liight iron
ing her daughters’ finery in the kitehen, while
the young ladies did the agreeable in the parlor,
secretly hoping that at last some silly-minded
masculine would take them off her hands.
“ Oh, Edith, my dearest cousin,” said Evelina
Grenvill, rushing into the parlor a week after her
cousin’s arrival, “do you believe, I’ve just seen
my dear delightful Doctor Wilton. I’d almost
began to think he’d forgotten me; but no, the
dear man is as much my slave as ever.”
“Whom do you mean, Eva?” asked Edith,
closing the music-book she had been using.
“ You silly child, if you hadn’t been helping
mamma you’d have seen the Doctor, for he came
in with papa the first night of your arrival. By
the way, my dear, he read your criticism on
• Adam Bede,’ and said it was most sensibly writ
ten, a credit to the author, and so forth. I’d
half a mind to be jealous, only it would bo too
Vain, silly Evelina ! she did not for a moment
suppose that Edith’s cultivated mind and ear
nest, energetic character, was worth more than
her silly simpering airs and foolish affectation.
“ I should be sorry to be the occasion of jeal
ousy to anyone, and I certainly do not care to
have the Doctor read what you are pleased to
teim my criticisms. I find it pleasant and im
proving when perusing a work to note its strik
ing features and what may appear superfluous
to me, though I by no means set myself up for a
critic and do not wish a stranger to read my re
“ Never mind, my dear, it has done you no hurt.
I thought it was some of Carrie’s nonsense ; and
to fix her for trying to captivate the Doctor, I
showed it to him.”
“ Which certainly was not kind. Would you
have him think ill of your sister Eva ?”
“ She’d have done the same thing; but don’t
ledluie me now, Edith darling, for 1 want to talk
about my music.”
“ And what of your music ?”
, “Well, you see, ma chere cousin, I always
thought I played well, in fact much better than
many of our visitors, and I’m surprised to find
you’re a better musician than myself, for I had
an idea that country people didn’t care for ac
complishments. What a pity your papa’s a rich
man, you might gain a fortune by teaching mu
“You are mistaken as regards country people
that is,” quietly returned Edith, “we do care
for those accomplishments for wruch we have a
natural taste.” She might have added, had not
her country manners prevented her from making
a personal application, that she had been much
surprised that the prevailing fashion in Gotham
was for each young lady, from the daughter of
the shoddy contractor, who had amassed a for
tune by despoiling a government he talked so
loudly of maintaining, to that of the aristocrat,
who considered himself the upper crust of soci
ety, was to waste precious time in obtaining a
•melange of accomplishments for which they had
neither taste nor inclination, merely because
every young lady must ematter a little Drench
and must play, though she does it indifferently.
“ I think, dear,” continued Evelina, “ Dll prac
tice with you, for the doctor is so fond of music;
and, to tell you a little secret, I’m bent on secur
ing him. Then, you know, poor papa’s almost
used up. Sometimes I think he says so to fright
en us, but mamma said last evening that things
could hardly be worse ; and I don’t know what’s
going to become of us if I don’t secure the doc
Edith made no reply, lor her proud spirit and
sense of honor were deeply shocked by the alter
native her cousin proposed.
-Intent on these disagreeable thoughts, she
was leaving the apartment, when her aunt en
tered, and motioning her daughter from the
loom, seated herself near her neice.
Doi a few moments the silence remained tie-
■ broken, when Edith turned to her aunt, and was
pained to perceive the traces of tears on her
ftumrn features.
“What troubles you. dearest awnt? Do tell
me what troubles you ?" she said, imploringly.
“O, my child, I am troubled I” Mrs. Greavill
returned, wildly. “We can conceal the truth
no longer. Your uncle’s a bankrupt—worse than
a beggar—and what’s going to become of us God
only knows!” And the poor woman wrung her
hands, while her tears flowed afresh.
“And can nothing be done to save uncle’s
name from dishonor?” Edith asked, anxiously.
“ I fear not, child, for your father has assisted
him so many times, and Doctor Wilton, his most
intimate friend, is one of his principal creditors.
No, Edith, it must all out, our name will be a
by-word for every one ; I’ve striven to keep up
appearances but I can not do it any longer, and
what’s going to become of the girls, God only
knows ! for I confess there’s not one thing either
useful, or ornamental, in which they excel, but
I must go,” she continued in a hurried and ex
cited manner, “ for your uncle is quite ill, and
I’ve sent for Docter Wilton; besides there’s no
one to see to anything down stairs, for I’ve dis
missed Bridget.”
“ Don’t say so, Aunt Caroline,” said Edith, un
fastening her undersleeves, “lend me one of
your ca’ico dresses and you see if the biscuits
and tea are not to your satisfaction.”
“ You do everything well, dear,” Mrs. Gren
ville said as she left the apartment.”
K Thus it happened that when Doctor Wilton
•whom jn the character of physician, considered
himself a privileged visitor’ made his way to the
kitchen to obtain some water for his patient, he
found Edith Butland making biscuits.
That evening the Doctor invited himself to tea
and as Mrs. Grenville was needed in her hus
band’s sick room, and her daughters refused to
make their appearance, but forgetful of the com
fort of any one eave their own dear selves, pre
ferred to pass the evening in their own apart
ment, bemoaning their hard lot, it devolved on
Edith to do the honors of the table; and that
she did them with becoming dignity, and to the
entire satisfaction of the doctor could not be
doubted, for some how, he thought he had nev
er ate such biscuits before, and went home
thinking how delightful it would be to always
take tea with Edith.
And now for the satisfaction of thorn who like
to hear the end of a story, we will add that the
Grenville are still living; and we trust are bene
fitted by their misfortunes, and no longer try
“to keep up appearances,” but are learning to
be.useful as well as fashionable.
Doctor Wilton did ask Edith to take tea with
him, for though he wouldn’t be caught, he was
anxious to secure a wife, who possessed domes
tic virtues, as well as ornamental accomplish
ments, and Meta Rutland finally came to the
conclusion that making biscuits was not incon
sistent with the dignity of a gentleman's daugh
Bkr Jiwlt Mr
Cora L. V. Hatch’s Defence—Her
Own Brief History or Her Suffering—Thk Way Cora
ami 'i he Doctor Got Along.—The following affidavit by
Mrs. Cora L. V. Hatch gives her version of the troubles
between herself ana her husband, Dr. B. F. Hatch:
City and County of New York, ss.— Cora L. V. Hatch of the
city of Brcoklyn, being duly sworn, savs : That she first
made the acquaintance of Benjamin Franklin Hatch early
in the month of July, 1856, in the city of Buffalo, N. Y.,
which was then her place of residence ; he was intro
duced as “ Dr. Hatch from New York;” he sought the so
ciety of the deponent on all occasions possible, manifest
ing ti e deepest interest in her, representing that he was a
practical physician in the city of New York, of the high
est social position and extensive practice ; that his wife
had died about a year previous, that his home was • deso
late: he sought the deponent’s hand in marriage, using
every argument in Ids power to induce her to immediate
ly become his wife! that he would protect and provide
lor her, filling the place of father and husband (as the de
fendant’s father was deceased); that he had a practice
worth fifteen thousand dollars per year, and would on no
acceunt desire the deponent to speak in public (which
she had seldom done al that time); using those ajid many
more fraudulent representations to induce the deponent
to become his wife; and when the friends of the deponent
urged a few months delay, he stated that his business im
peratively demanded his presence in New York ; nor
could he leave again in six or eight months without the
greatest injury to business; but the deponent soon found
that he hastened the marriage to prevent her from ascer
tertaining his true character until it was too late; the de
ponent was married to the aforesaid Dr. Benjamin Frink
in Hatch in Attica. N. Y., August?, 1856, being then 16
years of age, by a person whom Dr. Hatch called a magis
trate,and departed immediately for New York; she found,
to her great uneasiness, that he had not monoy enough
to defray their expenses to NeW-York, but appropriated a
portion of a deposit the deponent had made in a bank, the
sum of fifty dollars; not only was this incident calculated
o excite suspicion, but his conduct was brutal and
unfeeling in the extreme, and when they arrived in
New York he took the deponent to a boarding house in
Bleecker street, into a room which more resembled a
prison than a home (as can be shown by persons who
boarded in the same house). Dr. Hatch said it was only
temporary, but she found it permanent, and that his only
worldly possessions were the few articles of faded furni
ture which were in this room; he had no position, no
practice, no moral character; the deponent found his
representations previous to their marriage to be unequi
vocally false; the dark, damp room and disappointment,
and his brutal conduct, soon produced severe indisposi
tion, which lasted many weeks: yet the deponent never
knew of Dr Hatch seeking or procuring any business,
and she has since been informed he never paid his bill
at their boarding-house ; his “friends” were mostly liber
tines and persons of immoral character; she soon learned
that he had no money, no business, and no intention of
supporting the deponent; he also stated, after their mar
riage, that he had lost three wives previously, and admit
ted that his treatment had exterminated them; he stated
to many persons in New York (as will be shown) that he
had married the deponent “to make a fortune by her
gifts as a speakerhis character was immoral in the
extreme—one of his habitual personal practices being
such as would be revolting to the most debased mind; he
made arrangements for her to speak in public, which she
found she must acquiesce in or starve, for he then in
formed her that he had no money and no practice; con
cerning his three previous wives and two or three chil
dren, all of whom had died, the first from improper treat
ment in giv 'ng birth to her second child; he stated to the
deponent that he was “ glad the children died, as lie did
not want the expense of any such;” the second wife, Dr
Hatch stated to the deponent, “ only lived two years after
their marriage, and her death, of ‘ quick consumption,’
was caused by an abortion produced upon her by himself;”
the third wife lived longer, as will be seen—about six or
seven years after her marriage; but Dr. Hatch spoke of
her with the greatest malignity, using such expressions
as “ she was a fiend incarnate,” &c. ; the deponent learned,
however, from Dr. Hatch, the following facts : That his
wife would not consent to liis remaining in a room with
doors locked under pretense of professional service with a
woman whom he told her that he “ loved better than his
wife:” that Dr. Hatch was very intimate with the said wo
man and regarded her as his “affinity.” and when his wife
would enter the room where they were, hewolud abuse
her most violently, and finally drag her from the room by
♦he hair of the head; that the father of his wife (a respecta
ble retired sea-captain, residing at Cape Cod) furnished the
wife of Dr. Hatch with money, which he would not allow
her to spend, bnt would extort from her, by threats, and
appropriate to the use of himself and the aforementioned
“ affinity;” that he treated her in a most shameful man
ner, introducing her into the society called “ free lovers,”
of which he was a member, that he might cover his own
guilt by some possible indiscretion on her part, of which
he admitted she was never guilty; in consequence of his
brutality she left him three times, bnt he would pursue
her and get her money from her, under promise of refor
mation and better treatment in futare, which promises
would last as long a time as she was returning, when he
would abuse her worse than ever; finally, she actually
fled from his violence to die in peace, being now sick in
body and mind, but Dr. Hatch followed her, ascertained
the street in which she boarded, and “ went to every
house until he found her;” then finding her ill, forced him
self into her presence and dismissed the attending phy
sician, treating her himself until she died; her father and
mother hearing of her untimely and cruel death, came to
New York and ordered her persecutor to leave her re
mans in their charge, and looked upon him as the mur
deri r of their daughter; Dr. Hatch attempted to seize her
clothing and valuables which her father had purchased
for her before she knew Dr. Hatch, but he was not allow
ed t<» do so ; Dr. Hatch told the deponent “ it would be her
turn next,” “ when you have made a fortune for me you
will die;” he often stated this in the presence of other
parlies, and fixed the time as two or three years, and
hinted the same in various ways to wit: in the Spring of
’57 he purchased (with the earnings of the deponent) a
gold watch, upon the case of which he had “H” en
graved, “For,” sa|d he, “you will die in two or three
years, then I shah wear it;” in pursuance of which idea
he purchased a very cheap one for his own use, as he
wou’d soon wear that which the deponent wore; his penu
riousness was of the most aggravating and cruel kind;
forcing the deponent to speak live or six times a week
when she was frequently too ill to leave her room
without great suffering; refusing to hire a carriage
or .Ude to and from the lecture room, depot or places
where they were staying, but compelling the deponent to
walk long distances through storms and cold, because
a carriage was too expensive, notwithstanding he had
an abundance of money, the result of the deponent’s lec
ture- ; he never allowed her one cent beyond five or ten
cents for ear fare and ferriage, and if she was going out
with other ladies, would refuse to give her any money,
saying: ‘ They will pay your fare.” (These facts are
known to many ladies, both in Brooklyn and New York.)
He would furnish costly and elegant dresses for outside
wear, that the public might admire his generosity, but
absolutely refused to furnish comfortable undergarments,
and thedeponantwas dependent upon the charity and
sympathy of the lady friends where site was staying, for
the necessary articles to keep her from suffering intensely;
wht n the friends of the deponant would invito him and
herself to visit them for a few days, he would remain dur
ing months, much to her mortification; and when she
wou'd expostulate, he would say it was “cheaper than to
beard.” He refused to provide the proper nourishment
to the deponent when sick or exhausted by lecturing. He
took entire charge of all bills for washing, Arc , counting
out the clothes to the washerwoman, disputing in every
instance their small cWtirges for hard labor, and using at
all times brutal and insulting language, and in many in
stances refusing to pay them anything, some of whom
have since been paid by deponent or her friends. One
poor laundress, In Boston, he beat and turned out of
doors because of a dispute of ten cents in the bill, and the
gentleman at whose house they were staying was obliged
to pay the full amount to prevent the poor woman from
: eeking legal redress. Such occurrences were not rare,
but frequent. In the month of July, 1857, in the city ot
Chicago, he pretended to invest money for the deponent
there, which the deponent never received, uoc one cent
of the six or seven thousand dollars and more, the net
proceeds of her lectures for two years. In July, 1858, Dr.
Hatch obtained from the own mother of the deponent the
bum of one hundred and fifty dollars under fraudulent
representations, that sum being her last farthing in the
world, the remains of the estate of her deceased hus
band, the deponent’s father, which money he
ue> er returned, nor its equivalent; he also col
lected the deponent’s portion of our father’s estate
and invested for nis own benefit, and left her penniless.
That be introduced her to persons ot disrepute, whom he
boasted of as “friends,” and in the Spring of 1858, intro
duced the iteponi nt to a woman of immoral character
(whom he represented as above reproach) and compelled
the deponent to associate with her in the city of Philadel
phia. He met this woman (May, 58,) and engaged board
at the same house, xidirg, -walking, and driving with her,
when the deponent was too ill to leave her bed, and final
ly threatening the life of the deponent because she was
informed of that woman’s true character by a young lady
in New York, and again threatening to kill the deponent
because she would not go to Providence, R. 1., to meet this
woman (Salem, Mass., June,’sß). They returned to New
York in July, 1858, and the deponent feeling that her life
was in constant danger, her health entirely destroyed by
his cruelty and abuse, and unable longer to endure his
brutality, the deponent separated from him and decided
to seek the protection of the law. Dr. Hatch, however
proposed an adjustment of our difficulties “by our friends,”
and he selected three persons (gentlemen in New York)
with whom he entered into an agreement with the depo
nent to submit our differences and abide by their decision
thereby virtually agreeing to a separation. The decision
was given that the deponent had just cause for separation
and that the parties should live separate. Dr. Hatch re
fused to abide by this decision, and attempted by violence
to force the deponent to live with him ; and in tho month
of November, 1858, he came with a dark carriage and an
order froih the police, obtained by false representations,
that the deponent was insane, and attempted to take her
away from the house of a friend in Clinton avenue, Brook
lyn, which washer residence; that she claimed and re
ceived the protection of the police against his attempt,
and he then desired her “Wardrobe,” but was order
ed from the premises. He subsequently molested her
on many occasions, and threatened her life. The depo
nent sought and obtained, in the winter of 1853 and 1859,
an order of injunction from the Supreme Court of New-
York, against Dr. Hatch, preventing him from interfer
ing with the deponent or molesting her in any way, and
in the Spring of 1859, the order was made perpetual.
Since that time—though prevented from molesting her
personally—Dr. H. has not ceased to persecute her in ev
ery possible way, with his pen and tongue, commencing a
suit in the State of Rhode Island for no other purpose than
persecution, which suit has never been decided ; that the
case now pending [in the Supreme Court, New York, was
brought by the plaintiff, Dr. Hatch, as a means of perse
cution, and an entire ‘ black mail” proceeding, as the de
ponent fully believes, as a means of extorting money from
her or her friends. Dr. Hatch has never, at any time nor
in any manner, contributed one cent to the support of this
deponent nor to defend any suit. The decree obtained by
the deponent before Judge Reynolds, in Brooklyn, will be
fully sustained in the Court of last resort.
Cora L. V. Hatch.
Sworn before me this 9tli day of March, 1864
Chaki.es E. Patterson,
Commissioner of D eeas,
No. 11 Chambers st.
A Wife in Court with Two Husbands
—Shr Chooses her First Onh—The Denouement, etc.—
On Tuesday, in the Police Court, a singular occurrence in
real life took place, which, in the city of Cincinnati, at
least, has seldom transpired. The facts are these : About
five years ago a man named Edward Carey left an affec
tionate, and beautilul wife and three interesting children,
to seek a fortune in the mines of California For one year
after his arrival in the gold country Carey wrote con*
stantly to his wife, and enclosed frequent sums of money.
Suddenly the correspondence ceaeed. and Mrs. Carey, re
ceiving no money, was compelled to adopt other means to
obtain a livelihood for herself and little ones. In a few
weeks thereafter Mrs Carey received information that
her husband had been killed in the mines, which was cor
rcborated by a subsequent letter received from California.
For three years she lived, as she supposed she was, a wid
ow. Receiving the attentions or an Italian named Joseph
Reibe who succeeded in gaining her affection, she con
sented to marriage, and about a year ago the two were
legally united in the bonds of wedlock, and have ever
since lived quite happily together. On Sunday, as the
church bells were summoning to the house of God the
worshipers of the True Being, Edward Carey, who had
arrived direct from California by the morning train, was
making inquiries in the neighborhood in which his family
resided when he left Cincinnati, for his wife and children-
His neighbors and friends stood amazed, and trembled
upon beholding the man whom they had long since be
lieved to be dead. Upon being assured that it was Carey,
who was not dead, but living, he was astounded with the
intelligence that his wife, who had also believed that he
had “gone to that bourne from whence no traveler re
turns,” was again married to another man, with whom
she was now living in domestic felicity. Ascertaining the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Reibe, ths afflicted husband
hastened to ascertain whether what he had heard was
true or false. Knocking at tho door, a tall Italian, meas
uring six feet one and a half inches, came to the door.
Carey inquired : “ Does Mrs. Reibe live here ?” Italian—
“ She does. Will you walk in?” Carey—“ Yes, sir.
Will you please tell her that a gentleman wishes to see
her?” The Italian consented, and going to tho door
leading into the diningroom, called his wife by her
first name. She answered, and all full of smiles,
came rushing into the parlor. Upon seeing her first
husband, who rose from his seat to meet her, she
secreamed out: “My God, Carey!” and fell fainting
to the floor. The husbands both hastened to raise
her from the floor. When Carey Informed Reibe that he
was Edward Carey, the lady’s lawful husband, Reibe also
claimed her as his wife, and added, “ I shall never give
her up.” Before the wife had fully recovered from her
fainting attack, the two husbands had become engaged in
angry, violent words, resulting in Carey drawing a pistol
upon Reibe, and in the latter being forcibly ejected from
the house. Reibe, on Monday morning, had a warrant
sworn out in the police court, charging Carey with disor
derly conduct and provoking him to commit a breach of
the peace. Carey was arrested, and when arraigned be
fore Judge Warren, in the presence of Reibe and the wife,
he asked the court to hear an explanation before he en
tered his plea. Judge Warren consented, and Carey stated
that he and Reibe both claimed the lady (pointing to Mrs.
Carey-Rcibe) as wife, and he believing himself to be the
legal claimant, had become disorderly in demanding per
emptorily of Reibe, that he should give her up. Reibe,
through the prosecuting attorney, Mr. Straub, exhibited to
the court the marriage certificate, and the question was
once raised—“ What further proceedings could be had in
that court?” The wife who, like Niobe. was all in tears,
was called up and asked by the Court if either of these
men were her husband. She replied that she had been
married to both; but, having learned that her first hus
band was dead, she had formed an attachment for Reibe
three years afterwards, and married him. After assuring
the court of her deeply seated attachment always for
Carey, and now her warm affection for Reibe, who had
been to her an affectionate and devoted husband, the court
inquired of her, viz : “ What do you now propose to do
live with your first husband, who is legally such, or your
last husband, who, by misapprehension and unintention
ally, you have made your husband ?” The lady replied,
‘My duty and my desire is to go and live with my first
husband, Edward Carey.” The scene which followed can
never be described. Carey and his wife approached each
other and wept aloud, while the disappointed Italian,
seated In his chair like a statue, presented a picture of
despair and disappointment. Presently his feelings were
overcome, and he grievously wept, eliciting the sympathy
of all. Carey and his wife, arm in arm, left the Court
room, and Reibe, after receiving kindly admonition from
the court that he must be resigned, and pursue the matter
no further, left the presence of the court deeply cha
grined, and terribly mortified at the fate which had be
fallen him. Carey and his family are preparing to leave
the city, and Reibe, all alone in a deserted house, refuse
to be comforted.
A Startling Record of Rascality—
The Doings of Dr Lewis Adolfus.—Some three year
since, says the Cincinnati Commercial, the subject of this
sketch arrived here from Europe—from England’s capital
—where he was a private tutor in Lord John Russell’s
family, as he represented to the many influential citizens
here, into whose favor he soon managed to ingratiate him
self. Favored with a great address and fine education.
Dr. Adolfus managed, in the course of a short time, to
gain the confidence of many. He established a school for
boys at College Hill, where he soon had a large number of
pupils—sons of some of the wealthiest families of the city
and vicinity. The doctor’s business flourished, apparent
ly, for be soon commenced living in elegant style—dressed
in broadcloth and fine linen, kept up a good table, drove
fast horses, and sported a fine carriage. Many people
wendered how he could afford all this, having no means
of support, apparently, save his school. But the truth is
at last developed, and the doctor stood revealed in his true
character of forger, swindler, and rascal in general The
first transaction of a dishonest character in which we
hear of his being engaged, was in negotiating the sale of
Lilis of foreign exchange on parties in London. He dis
posed of bills of this kind to the amount of between £1,700
to £2,000, to parties in this city, which, of course, came
back protested ; and the worthy doctor stood convicted
before the parties whom he had thus swindled, of obtain
ing money under false pretences. He managed, however,
to compromise this matter, having enjoyed the use of the
money—sß,ooo to slo,ooo—in the meanwhile, together with
the interest and premium, which was clear gain. The ex
citement produced in business circles, by this affair, hav.
ing blown over, the doctor commenced operations again.
He managed to borrow money from parties who were en
tirely unsuspicious of his true character—he made pur
chases for which he never paid—swindled employees and
servants out of their wages, and, in fact, carried out in the
most complete manner, a scheme of deliberate and syste
matic rascality. We hear of an instance of his borrowing
$2,0C0 from a widow lady residing at College Hill, giving
her as security a chattel mortgage on property already
completely covered with mortgages. By these various
means he managed to victimize some fifty different per
sons, in amounts large and small, all the time covering his
real character with an able duplicity at which we cannot
but wonder. The last and heaviest transaction In which
we find the doctor engaged, was in forging the name of
Henry Mack & Bros , on notes to the amount of between
$4,0C0 and $5,000, all of which he diiposed of without ex
citing any suspicion. Some of these notes were for
amounts as high as S6O“. This was done in the latter pat t
of 1863, and the fact of the forgery was not discovered un
til lately. Success in villainy seems to have blinded the
doctor to any danger of detection,, for his last operation
was conducted in the boldest manner imaginable. Hear
ing, however, of the discovery of the forgery, he made
preparations to leave, and on or about the first of the
present month drove into town and left his horses and
carriage at William Wood’s stable as usual, pretending
hat he was going to return the same night. He had with
him his wife and child, with whom he immediately took
passage on the night express for New York, and upon Ids
arrival at that place took passage on a steamer to Liver
pool, where he has probably arrived by this time, with a
ccus;dcr*ble sum of money, the proceeds of h’s rMCAIIUe
iu Cincikuatl. as an instance of the boldneas with v»mcfi
he conducted himself, we are informed that up to the very
dayot his departure.be continued his dishonest opera
tions. The night before he started, he made a purchase
of furs, silver-ware, and other valuable articles which
could be conveniently carried away, ordering the bill to
be sent to his house, as usual.
A Curious “Promise to Marky” and
“ Promise to Pay” Case. —This was an action on a promis
sory note for the sum of £4OO The defendant pleaded
that the plaintiff agreed to marry her, and gave her the
sum in question for the purpose of furnishing a house a*.
Maigate for their joint benefit. Mr. Huddleston, having
opened the case, called Mr. Woodrow, who said he was
seventy five years of age. He was formerly gamekeeper
on Sir Eyre Coote’s estate at Midsham, near Salisbury.
The defendant was forty five years of age, and was for
meily a barmaid to her brother in law, Mr. Stewart, who
kept the Star Hotel, Midsham. Witnefs was in the habit
of gc lug to that hotel, and had done so for about twenty
years, and consequently well knew the defendant. Mr.
Stewart subsequently gave up the hotel, and the defendant
took lodgings at Fordingbridge. Whilst lodging there, she
applied to him for the loan of £3<JO or £IOO He inquired
what she wanted it for, and she replied that-she wanted to
start in business for herself; she had seen an advertise
men* of a lodging-house to be let at Margate. He agreed
to lend her £4OO, and thereupon she gave him a promis
sory note for the amount. He never agreed to marry her.
Mr. Shaw—Has she ever proposed to you? (Laughter.)
Witness—Well, I think she has said that she would like to
many me. (Renewed laughter,) Mr. Shaw—What did
ycu say to that? Witness—l told her I was not well
enough. (Laughter.) It was not true that he gave the de
fendant the money to furnish a house at Margate with, for
them to live in after their marriage. He subsequently
knt the defendant’s brother in law £IOO., for which he gave
a bill of exchange. That bill had not been paid. Cross
examined—He had been servant to Sir Eyre Ooote for
fifty years. He left about two and a half years ago. He
ured to visit the defendant when she was in Lodgings at
Fordingbridge. On those occasions he used to stay an hour
cr two. Mr. Sergeant Parry—A great deal ,can be done in
that time. (Laughter.) Did you ever speak to
her on those occasions of marriage? Witness—
Never. He used to call her Mary. He could not
say he had never put his arm round her waist
Mr. Sergeant Parry—Then I will not go any further.
Laughter.) Re-examined—The money was lent, not
given. Corroborative evidence was called, which finished
the plaintiff’s case. Mr. Sergeant Parry haying.iddressed
the jury on the part of tho defendant, called Mrs Maria
Standish, who said she was the defendant in this case*
She had known the plaintiff for many years. He was
ways very fend of her, and promised marriage on severa
occasions. In November. 1862 he proposed to marry her
on the Christmas following. Soon afterward an adver
tisement appeared of the sale of a lodging-house at Mar
gate. He said it was a good thing, she could have the
money and purchase it, and they would go and live there
after the marriage. He came to her lodgings and gave
her the money. The promissory note was given as are
ceipt. It was given at the instance of the plaintiff—be.
cause, he said, if she married any one else but him he
could come down upon her for the money. He often said
he would marry her. Mr. Sergeant Parry—What did he
say ? Witness—Everything that a gentleman could say to
a lady, I think. (Laughter.) Mr. Sergeant Parry—What
was that? I don’t know wb at sort of conversation takes
place on these occasions. (Renewed laughter.) Cross ex
amined—Did not think ot inserting in the promissory note
the conditions under which the money was given. She
ought to have done so. She had sold the business at Mar
gate to a Mr. Hughes for £uso. This concluded the de
fense. The learned judge having summed up, the jury re
turned a verdict for the plaintiff—damages, £4OO.
Doubtful Parentage, and “ Why.”—
John Smith, an engine-fitter, was summoned in London
to show cause why he should not be adjudged to be the
putative father of Christina Lawson’s illegitimate child.
It appeared that Christina, who is rather a comely-look
ing lass, about six years ago inet with the defendant
John, who, in the most disinterested manner possible,
took a lodging for her in Old North street, Red Lion
square, and afterward called upon her there, and which,
as she allege, resulted in the birth of the child on the 25th
of December, 1858, and while she lived in Old North street.
John, on the contrary, contended that the cliild belonged
to her brother-in-law, Bain, who also went to see her at
Old North street, and at whose request he found the lodg
ing for her. Christina further asserted, that, after leav
ing Old North street, she went to live with John and his
wife, and that afterward, when she was near her confine
ment, John obtained a lodging for her In Kent street,
where they lived for some time together as man and
wife, in the name of Cooper. John admitted having bad
intimacies with Christina on the occasion of her leaving
his house, but denied having subsequently cohabited with
her. He said he acted like a brother to her, and went
to see her two or three times a week during her confine
ment, and he had been addressed as “Mr. Cooper” in
Christina’s presence, and when she had been called Mrs.
Cooper, he had not denied that such was her name.
Christina also alleged thab John had regularly given her
money until very recently; while, on the other hand,
John declared that the only money he ever gave her was
the change from some Scotch £1 notes, which she received
from a Mr. Hamilton, of Edinburgh, and with whom ho
said Christina had been intimate, lie also said that she
had told several persons that it was Bain’s child. Chris
tina indignantly denied the soft impeachment with regard
to Hamilton, but admitted she had siuce had a child by
a seafaring man, named Cooper. Other witnesses were
examined, who showed that Bain had been locked in
Christina's bed-room with her, on the day after she en
tered the lodgings in Old North street, and that a man
called several times during the same week, and went
into her bed-room each time, and on being questioned
about-it she said it was Bain. It was, however, also
shown that the defendant called once during the same
week. The magistrate decided that it would be impossi
ble to make any order against John upon the evidence as
it stood, for, although it was clear that Christina was the
mother of the child, it was not so clear that John was the
father. They considered that Bain was quite as likely to
be the father as John, and vice versa.
Love and Separation. —Recently, at
Guildhall Police Court, London, Eng.,George Moffatt, an
engraver on wood, was charged with assaulting his wife.
Clara Moffatt, who, when she appliedjfor the summons,
displayed a couple of crimson handkerchiefs, which she
said had been white, but which were now discolored with
the blood that followed the blow she received on the nose
from the defendant, said : I have been married to my
husband about six months. We have had several quar
rels. He struck me within a month after our marriage
On the present occasion he came in, and showed his teml
per. I was rather cross at the time, and he put his
knuckles threateningly against my face several times, and
then struck me violently on the nose ; but Ido not want
him to be sent to prison. I only want a separate mainte
nance. Aiderman Hale : What have you to say to this
complaint, Mr. Moffatt? Defendant (who spoke very
mildly, but with a strong Scotch accent), said : Well, sir,
I am very bad temper, but I do not think I shall behave
badly to the poor girl. I think we might live very well
together, sir, for 1 am quite willing to try and behave bet
ter to the poor thing. We ought to have every chance in
this world, sir, and I wait to live with her, because I love
the girl. Aiderman Hale : Then you have a very strange
way of showing your love (laughter.) Complainant: If
he will allow me 10s. per week, and give me my home
which belongs to me, I can do very well in my business
as a map colorer. Aiderman Hale : Well, perhaps that
would be the best way to soften down asperities between
you, and you may then come together again. Defendant:
Certainly, sir. My father is a violent temper, but he
lived forty years with my mother (laughter). Alderman
Hale : But your wife has not the same forbearance that
your mother had. Defendant : Well, sir, Ido not wish to
prejudice the girl she had a child by another man be
fore I married her (roars of laughter), but she has be
haved like an honest girl ever since, and it wounds my
feelings to‘part with her (laughter). Aiderman Hale :
You must be a very poor simpleton to make such a state
ment now. You knew that she had a child when you
married her, and it reflects no credit upon you now. I
shall now bind you over to keep the peace for six months
toward your wife, and if you repeat this conduct, I shall
have you sent to prison. The defendant then arranged to
allow his wife 10s. per week, and give her the furniture
she required.
Mysterious Abduction of a Young
Girl.— A private letter from a lady at Richview, Wash
ington county, in this State, gives the particulars of a most
mysterious outrage which was perpetrated at the resi
dence of M. A. Linton, residing about four miles from
Richview, on the night of the sth instant. The writer
states that a party cf thirteen men, disguised by handker
chiefs tied over the lower part of their faces, and armed
with navy revolvers, presented themselves at Linton’s
house about half-past two o’clock at night and demanded
admittance. On being refused they threatened to break
down the door. The spokesman of the party was recog
nized as a man who had taken supper at Linton’s the
same evening under pretense of having lost his way to
Hayleton, the next town. On beiig admitted, the party
demanded Ginevra, a daughter of Linton’s by a former
marriage, a beautiful and amiable girl ot sixteen years of
age, who hid just returned home from a boarding school
in Ohio, She having just run down stairs to see what was
the matter, was seized by three ruffians, and told that she
must go with them, dead or alive. Her father being
totally unarmed, was powerless to defend her. The girl
was dragged to her room, and after being allowed to dresi
herself, was forcibly carried to a buggy and driven off-
As she was borne out at door she turned toward her
father, raised her hands, and exclaimed, “Oh, God!”
A party of eight men were left to guard the house till
daylight, to prevent any alarm being given. During the
jiight they paced around the house, knocking the door»
looking in at the window, ratfling the glass, and taunting
the wretched inmates by asking how they liked evening
calls etc No clue has been obtained to the abductors, or
to the course taken by them, although a stranger whom
Linton met at a store in Richview the same day is suspected
to have been one of them Another statement is to the
effect that a woman who had been prowling around the
neighborhood for some time past was one of the abducting
party. Linton is a Quaker by profession, and it was well
known that he was unarmed.—(JTo.) Journal
Dec. 22d.
Interesting Decision in Regard to
THZ Custody of a Child —On Saturday last. Judge Ber
nard, of New York, decided an interesting case, which
has been pending for the last eight months, ft fa thus re
ported : A habeas corpus was sued out on petition ef Theo
dore Lee, formerly of Virginia, and cousin of the cele
brated rebel general, Robert E. Lee, to obtain the custody
of his child, Jonn Grigg Lee, aged six and a half years.
It appears that the child had been forcibly taken from the
custody of the father, in Philadelphia, by the mother,
with the assistance of Col. Samuel Morten, formerly as
sistant secretary of New York, in the month of April last.
The custody of the child had been awarded to the father
under a writ of habeas corpus two years and nine months
previously. Judge Barnard decided in favor ot the hus
band, on tlie ground that under the common law the fa
ther waa entitled to the custody of the child* and that uu
der any statutes of later years ths stern principles of com
mon law were changed so as to assign the charge pf off
spring, in cases like the present, into such hands as would
be for its welfare. In this case the evidence on the
part of the respondent failed to prove that the father was
an improper person to have the care, and custody of his
son, and that the child was not of that tender age which
required the personal charge and attention of the mother.
The respondent is a lady of great personal attractions,
and daughter of a Philadelphia millionaire, John Grigg,
from whom she received $6,000 per annum for her per
sonal support. By a singular coincidence, it seems that
while her husband is a cousin of the rebel Gen. Lee, she
is herself the cousin of the Union Gen. McClellan, and
that at the precise time both these gentlemen were des
perately fighting at Antietam, they were desperately en
gaged in a suit in a court of law for the custody of their
offspring. Nothing but incompatibility of temper is al
leged for the separation of the parties.
Bigamy and Robbery of Furniture. —
On Wednesday, at the Woolwich police court, John Og
den, a gunner of the Coast Brigade, Royal Artillery, was
placed at the bar, on a remanded charge of stealing a
quantity of furniture, value £ls, the property of Samuel
Cox, of Plumstead; and Rebecca Cox, aged forty, the
wife of prosecutor, was charged with committing bigamy
by intei-marrying with the prisoner Ogden. The evi
dence proved that during the absence of the prosecutor
from home his house was stripped of the furniture by
both the prisoners, who removed the property to a room
which they had hired at William street, Woolwich. The
male prisoner was apprehended on a charge of stealing
the furniture, when a policeman found in the room a cer
tificate proving that the prisoners were married on the
6th inst., at the parish church of Plumstead. Sir. Traill
committed the male prisoner for trial on a charge of
stealing the furniture, and remanded the female prisoner
for additional evidence as to her marriage with the prose
cutor, which, it was stated, took place at Poplar on the
7th of November, 15=59.
The Yelverton Case.—The Hon.
Mrs. Yelverton, whose cruel suspense during five years of
protracted litigation has excited the sympathy of every
generous heart, now lies suffering from a pulmonary af
fection at Nevers, on the Loire. The persecuted lady has
presented a petition to the House of Lords, praying for an
extension of time, on the certificates of two medical men,
who are of opinion that a voyage to a northern climate at
this inclement season would endanger her life. The
“sickness of hope deferred” may probably have much to
do with the painful position of the lady, who, wo are in
formed, is so exhausted, both physically and pecuniarily,
by the protraction of the suit, as to now, in turn, be com
pelled herself to ask for time.
Horrible Outrage upon Two Chil-
since a man by the name of Grifliths, a navigator, met
two children who were going for milk to a farm house, in
the parish of Harewood End, Hereford. Under some pre
tence he induced them to go into an outhouse, where the
fellow violated them both, and then decamped. On reach
ing home, which they did with great difficulty, it became
apparent what had taken plice. A medical man was
called in, who gave very little hopes of the recovery of
one of the unfortunate children. On Sunday one of them
suffered a fearful death, in consequence of the injuries in
flicted upon her. The man Griffiths is in custoly, and will
be brought before the magistrates at Harewood End.
• A Birth by the Roadside.—Shortly
after dark on Monday evening a young woman—a home
less wanderer—was observed lying at the roadside, near
the Militia Barracks, Inverness, and her movements hav
ing attracted some attention, she was interrogated as to
her reason for thus lying exposed to the frost, when it
was discovered that she had just given birth to a child.
Assistance was immediately procured, and the mother
and child were conveyed to an adjacent house and prop
erly cared for. The poor woman's story (which there is
no reason to doubt) is, that she left Aberdeen a short time
ago and came to Inverness in search of her husband, who
left her a few months since.
A Bit of Scandal.—A Young Man
—Gossip Among the Gossipbrs.— A few days since a young
German named Andrew Long, found himself in the
clutches of the law, at Detroit, Mich., charged with a seri
ous offence. About a year f Ince, it appears he was en
gaged in a lucrative business in the Lake Superior coun
try, where he became enamored with a German girl from
Detroit. It was not shown that he expressed a desire to
unite himeelf in marriage with the girl, but their intima
cy, by the lapse of time, ripened, and she became a victim
to his wiliness. Some months subsequently, Long and the
girl returned to Detroit, but not daring to reveal to the
young lady’s parents their misdoings, she was taken to a
private house, where, about two weeks since, a child was
born, which those who know, say very much resembles
Long. During the time the young lady boarded at the
house referred to, Long paid all her bills, and provided
her with the usual necessaries to make her comfortable.
No sooner, however, had he become the father of an ille
gitimate child, than he began to forsake his old love. Tears
and entreaties were in vain. A board bill accumulated,
and the girl having no means of liquidating the same, her
only appeal was to the strong arm of the law. She made
known her sad situation to her parents, who are poor peo
pie, and by them was accepted back into the household,
and forgiven for her past career. The meeting between
the long lost child and her parents, and under such circum
stances, is represented as affecting in the extreme. All
the persuasion possible, %>uld not induce Long to care even
for the child, hence his arrest. The girl does not ask to be
married, unless Long is willing. This he objects to ; there
fore it is likely that one of the Justice’s Courts will be the
centre of attraction shortly. Long is about 23 years of
age, a sober, bard-working man, who by his industry has
accumulated considerable property, and is now worth
several thousand dollars The girl’s parents arc poor but
honest, frugal, and industrious people, and the unfortunate
circumstances of this case have indeed bowed their gray
hairs |in sorrow. The matter will be adjudicated upon
soon, and then we shall have a chance to speak more defi
nitely of the merits of the case. At present, the neighbor
hood where the parties reside, is greatly exercised over
the transaction.
Robbed by a Pretty Waiter Girl
James Tracy, of No. 127 Grand street, appeared before
Justice Dodge, on Thursday last, and made oath that on
Wednesday night he went into Kato Stanton's concert
saloon, in Broadway, and, becoming enamored of Anne
Jane Davis, went with her at 2 o’clock on Thursday morn
ing to a lodging-house in Mercer street, and was robbed of
$l5O. The accused, it appears, was quite moderate iu her
theft, having taken only one-half of Tracy’s money. She
was committed in default of SSOO bail.
Soldier Drugged.—On Saturday, the
sth inst., officer Townsend found Sergeant Luke Manning,
of Company C, 95th N. Y. V., lying insensible on the side
walk in Broadway, near Chambers street Taking the
soldier to the New York Hospital, the officer found on his
person $507 59, which he delivered to the police property
clerk. It is supposed that Manning had been drugged in
some low groggery. the occupants of which intended to
rob him, but that he wandered out before they had an
opportunity to do so.
The Shooting Case in Water Street.
—Yesterday afternoon Coroner Naumann held an inquest
on the body of John Bell, the young sailor who was shot
by George Evans, a shipmate, in the dance house of Alex
ander Mulholland, in Water street, on the night of the
25th ult The jury rendered a verdict, holding Evans,
and he was committed to the Tombs to await the action
of the Grand Jury. Evans states that the shooting was
City Government.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of James Skuse, for the sum of two
hundred and fifty dollars, to be in full payment
for loss of horse, cart and harness, from the dump
ing-ground foot of Roosevelt street, the amount to
be charged to the account of “Donations.”
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Feb. 1,1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Feb. 29, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 1, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That the following named persona be
and they are hereby appointed Commissioners of
Appointed. In place of.
Martin L Banny, Thomas H Landon.
Hugh G Cornell, Frederick R Lee.
Thomas J Brown, Frederick W Loew.
John Moore, Peter Lemon.
Patrick Carney, William V Leggett
Michael McCann, Emil Lippman.
Thomas P Walsh, William T. Latimer.
Daniel Collins, Alexander Lippman.
Arthur O’Donnell, Peter A Lenman.
John Sexton, William H Lush.
Patrick Boyle, John Lyons.
William Walsh, William Murray.
John Ahern, William L Morris.
Robert H Ellis, Andrew Matthewson.
William H Meeks, William J A McGrath.
Charles F Watts, Charles G March.
Henry L Robertson, John J McGurk.
William B Aitken, James McKeon.
Charles II Hall, J McHenry.
Oscar F Shaw, Henry Morford.
Jacob E Howard, Peter McKnight.
Janies Sullivan, Benjamin Moore.
Andrew Carey, Edward C McConnell.
James B Bullock, Michael McCunn.
Robert M Lake, Peter Masterson.
David S Pwige, Thomas Mooney.
Abraham Webb, Henry H MoraUge.
Edward Standish, William H Moloney.
Francis Fitzsimmons, Andrew Ellard.
Michael McCann, William L Ely.
Isaiah Keyser, Edmond Elmendorf, Jr.
Thomas F Brady, Theodore Froment.
Patrick C Devlin, N Hill Fowler.
William Yates, James W Farr.
John H Cornell, B J Fitz Patrick,
Josiah F Kendall, James It Ferguson.
George Brandon, Asa B Gardner.
Alexander D Renton, Jacob A Geissenheimer.
Daniel W Clarke, Daniel Garrison.
James Carey, John W Gent.
William Thompson, John V Gridley.
Morris Friedsam, Charles E Gildersleeve.
Constantine Donoho, Anthony T Gallagher.
William Sinclair, James Green.
William H Roach, Thomas Gibbons.
Joseph A Nesseller, John T Gray.
Emil Lippman, Jacob C Horton.
James M Post, John Hegeman.
James Beglan, Watson J Helebreth.
John B Radley, E M Hussey.
James Casey, Robert 8 Hayward.
Michael Shaugneaey, Charles A Hazleton,
William Smith, A B Hine.
Andrew J Smith, Reuben H Hine*
David 8 Dunsoomb, John Hayes.
Dines Carolin, Michael G Hart.
Benjamin L Billiage, Edward Hogan.
Theodore Froment, Nelson D Thayer.
Patrick H McDonough, Jesse O Vanderpoot
Nelson Smith, John Van Ordeu.
A B Hine, G A Valentine.
James B Devoe, Thomas G Van Cott,
Charles W Sandford, James Van Namee.
John R Nelson, Thomas 3 Van Buren,
William King, E A Woodward.
George P Nelson, Charles T Wells.
John F Hall, Wildes P Walker.
Charles 8 Kingsley, Henry P West.
Culver Patterson, Augustus L Woodl
Waiter Brady, William Woodworth.
Benjamin Moore, George 8 Walsh.
Henry A Sayre, James L R Wood.
Henry P McGown, Anson Willis.
William H Osborn, William E Westerfield.
George Kellock, Charles-H Whalen.
Terence P Smith, James Ax Wells.
Artemus G Cady, * John Waite.
Henry A Childs, Henry W Allen., *
Charles L Halberstadt, Moses M Vail.
Matthew Daley, .William Haviland.
James A Earley, Victor E Hudson.
John T Cornell, James D Hall.
John F Dowling, P J Hanbury.
E B Shafer, Jacob E Howard.
B F Pinckney, W F Hibberd.
William H Maloney, N S Husted.
Henry M Jones, George Horn
John Pickford, Jr, F Hughson.
Edward T Taggart, George H Johnson.
John J Riley, Hippolyte Canske.
Michael Shandley, Jr, Josiah T Kindad.
Charles P Knapp, W J Kane.
William H Merrill* George Kellock.
John J Taylor, William King.
William L Ely, Peter D Kenny.
James Huggins, Charles W Kirby.
Augustus B Clark, J N Hayward.
George W Backer. John Ahern.
John Quackenbush, E H Brown.
Bernard Rielly, Benjamin T Rhodes.
Alexander Lippman, Benjamin Ray.
John W F Appleton, Terence P Smith.
Edward Burger, James M Sheehan.
Thomas Crocker, Richard Scott.
Joseph W Stopford, William L Seabury.
John W Murray, • Nicholas Seagrist.
Adam Grasmuck, James M Smith.
Joseuh Brennan, James Sullivan.
Austin V Pettit, Theodore Stuyvesant.
Samuel P Bell, Robert M Strebeigh.
Edward W Loew, James L Stewart.
Wm E Brinckerhoff, David Seaman.
JobnDinkel, William Sinclair, Jr.
Peter Lemon, Lewis E Stanton.
E W Collin, Calvin W Smith.
Peter Masterson, John Y Savage, Jr.
Jotham Wilson, John Styles.
Joseph T Webster, Edward A Shandley.
Humphrey S Anderson, E B Shafer.
S Harry Seixas, Oscar T Shaw.
Samuel Jones, J oseph Shannon.
J Hardenberg Fonda, John J Sperry.
Benjamin A Moran, Charles Schoettel.
Seymour A Bunce, J H Smith. ,
Peter A Lehman, Francis Tillou.
George J Smith, Joseph B Tully.
Charles Schoettel, John ET Trapp.
James A Ovington, Robert E Bateman.
George J Smith, Isaac G Boyce.
Sylvester Robbins, James B Bullock.
August Sibberns, Matthew T Beirns.
Eugene Durnin, Manly A Burnham.
Robert Wakeman, D W Clarke.
James Jacks, Andrew Clark.
Alfred J McCullough, Casper C Childs.
Beekman T Burnham, James T Chamberlain.
Lewis Brownell, James E Coulter.
Mathias Banta, Hugh G Connell.
Charles P Johnson, W F T Chapman.
. Hugh Murray, • Artemus G Cady.
Philip J Joachimaen, Bernard Christman.
James Mulligan, Patrick Collins.
John Scallon, Andrew Casson.
William Quinn, Edwin W Colin.
James Mahon, James G Cooper.
John A Donohue, Lawrence Clancy.
James G Chambers, George W Uasserly.
William Parker, George W Carpenter.
A A Jones, E P Drake, Jr.
James Burke, John A Dinkel.
Edward B Simmons, Eugene Durnin.
John J Dymond, David 8 Dunscomb.
William H McCorkle, John W Delamater.
Allan McKechnie, Smith Ely, Jr.
Thomas B Barnaby. John EariL.
Theodore Stuyvesant, Alex. M Eagleston.
William Walsh, John J Ames.
John M Tracy,| Horatio. F Averill.
William T Bogert, Julius M Ackerly.
William Brandon, Jr, Janies L Barran.
James Sandford, Peter M Broderick.
James O’Neil, Mathias Banta.
George W Morton, Samuel P Bell.
James G Cooper, William E Brinkerhoff.
George W French, James H Bartley.
William Deeling, J Van West Baldwin.
Albert T Smith, John Byrne.
Nicholas Seagrist., George E Baldwin.
Calvin W Smith, Nathan D Bangs.
John Stringer, George Brandon.
Edward Moloney, Edward Browne.
George Sullivan, James O Brown.
William Sinclair, Jr, • Asa Butman.
Otto Scheuermann, B T Burnham.
Bernard Christman, Walter Brady.
Lorenz Oberle, William Yates.
Anthony Eickhoff, George W Bowen.
James M Sheehan, Q T Barnes.
William C O’Brien, Daniel Bowley.
Weare D Parsons, George W Backer.
Leonard Gattman, George P Bickford.
John J Friedman, Benjamin L Billing*.
Otto Sackersdorf, James Blackwell.
Henry J Morton, William Marshall.
J Van Nest Baldwin, Thomas J McKee.
Israel L Cohen, William ,H Meeks.
William Boeckel, Joseph A Nesseler.
John Botts, William O’Keefe.
John Vanice, James O’Neil.
Henry C Woolley, Daniel M O’Brien.
E A Woodward, Horatio N Parker.
John G White, Daniel Pomeroy.
Spencer W Cone, Henry Pope.
William A Anderson, Weare D Parsons.
William L Morris, Charles Patterson.
Andrew Mathewson, A A Phillips.
George W Wheeler, Stephen A Pearce.
Barnabas W Osborn, William Parker.
Peter Mitchell, James M Post.
John J Rielly, George Pierson.
Patrick J Handberry, Peter S Palmer.
Henry J? West, John Pickford, Jr.
Edward Brown, Alexandr D Renton.
John P tt Wells, Bernard Reilly.
James G Hunt, Harrison E Reed.
Nathan D Bangs, William H Riblet.
John Hegeman, David Rowland.
Andrew Clark, Patrick T Russell.
Frederick B Lee, Martin L Ranny.
Smith Ely, Jr, William H Roach.
Elias G Drake, Jr, James O Ovington.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Jan. 11,18 M.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Jan. 14, 1864.
Board of Councilmen, Jan. 25, 1864, received
from his Honor the Mayor, with his objections
Board of Councilmen, Feb. 8, 1864, taken up and
adopted, notwithstanding the objections of his
Honor the Mayor, two-thirds of all the members
elected having voted therefor.
Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1864, taken up and
the above action of the Board of Councilmen
concurred in, two-thirds of all the members
elected having voted therefor;therefore, under the
provisions of the amended charter, the same be
came adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby granted to the managers of the Metropoli
tan Fair for the Sanitary Commission to erect a
temporary wooden structure in front of premises
to be occupied by them for the use of said Fair,
on the north side of Fourteenth street, about one
hundred feet west of the westerly line of Sixth
avenue, and to extend thence westerly on Four
teenth street about three hundred feet, and to ex
tend to the curb stone of said street in front of
their premises, the managers of said Fair to pro
vide for the sidewalk traveling of the street by
building a platform for the use of the same, to be
ten feet wide, and duly protected from the traveling
on the street, the same to remain during the con
tinuance of the Fair or during the pleasure of the
Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Feb. 29, 186 L
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 4, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
Resolved, That the Croton Aqueduct Board be
and they are hereby authorized and directed to
place a sufficient number of fire hydrants in the
buildings to be occupied by the managers of the
Metropolitan Fair for the Sanitary Commission, for
the protection of the buildings and the goods con
tained therein, the same to remain during the
pleasure of the Common Council
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Feb. 29, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1864.
Approved by the Mafor, March 2, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That the Street Commissioner be and
he is hereby authorized and directed to furnish
the various engine, hook and ladder and hose com
panies with lhe needful supply of coal and wood.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Feb. 18, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1864.
Approved bv the Mayor. March 4, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of William Brandon, or his assigns,
for the sum of fifteen thousand five hundred and
seventy-five dollars, together with interest on the ’
said amoiint from the first day of July, 1863, until
the said amount shall be paid, for silk colors fur
nished to the City Volunteer Regiments, by order
of the Joint Committee on National Affairs of the
Common Council of 1862, and ordered to be paid
for—the sum of one hundred and seventy-five dol
lars for each regiment—by resolution, adopted by
the Common Council of 1863, but on which the
Comptroller declines payment, for the reason that
each regiment was not duly specified in such reso
lutions, the said colors having been presented on
behalf of the city to the following New York Vol
unteer Regiments, who have all replied through
the colonel or officer in command of each regiment
in terms of praise and thanks to the Common
Council for the kind remembrance of the city to its
volunteer soldiers while at the seat of war:
First Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Fourth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Fifth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Sixth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.*
Seventh Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Eighth Regiment. New York State Volunteei*s.
Ninth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Tenth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Twelfth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Fifteenth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Seventeenth Regiment, Npw York State Volun
Twentieth Regiment, New York State Volun-
Twenty-fifth Regiment, New York State Volun
Twenty-ninth Regiment, New York State Volun
teers .
Thirty-first Regiment, New York Stole Volun
Thirty-second Regiment, New York State Volun
Thirty-sixth Regiment, New York State Vol un
Thirty-seventh Regiment, New York State Vol
Thirty-eighth Regiment, New York State Volant*
Thirty-ninth Regiment, New York State Volun
Fortieth Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Forty-first Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Forty-second Regiment, New York State Volun
Forty-fifth Regiment, New York State Volun
Forty-sixth Regiment, New York State Volun
Forty-seventh Regiment, New York State Volcuu*
Forty-eighth Regiment, New York State Volun
Fifty-first Regiment, New York State
Fifty-second Regiment, New York State Volun*
Fifty-fourth Regiment, New York State Volun
Fifty-seventh Regiment, New York State Volun
Fifty-eighth Regiment, New York State Volun
Fifty-ninth Regiment, New York State Volun
Sixty-first Regiment, New York State Volunteer*.
Sixty-second Regiment, New York State Volun
Sixty-third Regiment, New York State Volun
Sixty-fifth Regiment, New York State Volunteers;
Sixty-sixth Regiment, New York State Volun
Sixty-eighth Regiment, New York State Volun
teers. •
Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York State Volun
Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York State National
Seventieth Regiment, New York State Volun*
Seventy-first Regiment, New York State Volun
Seventy-second Regiment, New York State Vol
Seventy-third Regiment, New York State Volun
Seventy-fourth Regiment, New York State Vol
Seventy-eighth Regiment, New York State Vol*
Seventy-ninth Regiment, New York State Volun
Eighty-second Regiment, New York State Volant
Eighty-third Regiment, New York State Volun
Eighty-eighth Regiment, New' York State Volun
Ninetieth Regiment, New York State
Ninety-fifth Regiment, New York State Volun
One Hundred and Second Regiment, Naw Yorfc
State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Third Regiment, New Yotfc
State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Nineteenth Regiment, Ne<
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Regimentfl
New York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Thirty-first Regiment, Naw
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Thirty-third Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Regiment, Naw
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Forty-fifth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Fifty-eighth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers,
One Hundred and Sixty-second Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Sixty-fourth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Bixty-fifth Regiment, New’
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Seventieth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Seventy-third Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
Ope Hundred and Seventy-fourth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Seventy-fifth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Regiment, New
York State Volunteers.
One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Regiment, Near
York State Volunteers.
First Regiment, Artillery, New York State Volun
Second Regiment, Artillery, New York State Vol
Fifth Regiment, Artillery, New York State Vol
First Regiment, Cavalry, New York State Volun
Third Regiment, Cavalry, New York State Volun
Fourth Regiment, Cavalry, New York State Vol
unteers. ’
Fifth Regiment, Cavalry, New York State Volun
Sixth Regiment, Cavalry, New York State Vol
Seventh Regiment, Cavalry, New York State Vol
Twelfth Regiment, Cavalry, New York State Vol
Thirteenth Regiment, Cavalry, New York State
Fourteenth Regiment, Cavalry, New York Stat®
First Regiment, Engineers, New York State Vol
Marine Artillery, New York State Volunteers.
Independent corps of light infantry (Les Enfant*
Perdu). And that the same be charged to and paid
out of the appropriation for “City Contingencies,”
or any other appropriate account, upon the pres
entation of the proper vouchers, certified to by the
Committee on National Affairs that the same iar
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Feb. 11,1864,
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 4, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Communication from his Honor the Mayor,
transmitting the battle-flag of the Fourth New
York Cavalry, with recommendation that the same
be placed in the Governor’s Room.
Recommendation adopted,
By the Board of Aldermen, March 1, 1864.
By the Board of Councilmen, March 3, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 4, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he id
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of the annexed bill of E. Van Ranst,
for carriages furnished on the occasion of the fu
neral of Brigadier-General Michael Corcoran, and
charge the same to its appropriate account.
Statement of Bill: E. Van Ranst, carriages
furnished for funeral of General Michael
Corcoran $262 M
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Jan. 14, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, March 1,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 4, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he I®
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of W. Carroll, for the sum of on®
thousand one hundred and six dollars and twenty
five cents, for burial expenses of Brigadier Generali
Corcoran and Colonel T. O’Meara, as per annexed
bills, and charge the same to its appropriate ac
Statement of Bills • W. Carroll, for articles
furnished for funeral of Colonel T.
O’Meara $422 W
W. CaiToll, for articles furnished for fune
ral of Brigadier-General Michael Corco
ran 683 51
Total $1,106 25
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Jan. 14,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, March 1,1864,
Approved by the Mayor, March 4, 1861.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Bill of A. T. Stewart & Co., amounting to on®
hundred and ninety-two dollars and twenty cents,
tor articles furnished for funeral of General Corco
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Jan. 21, 1854.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 3,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 5, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That Diederiek G. Gale be and hereby
is appointed Commissioner of Deeds in and forth®
City and County of New York, in place and stead
of Moses D. Gale, resigned.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Feb. 18, 1864,
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, March 3, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 5, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That a crosswalk be laid from No. 57
Vest street, to Pier No. 8, North River, the sama
to be done under the direction of the Croton Aque
duct Department.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, March 1, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, March 3,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 5,1864.
P. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council,
Resolved, That permission be and the same ts
hereby given to Stan sen & Walter to place a show
case in front of their premises, No. 683 Broadway,
the same to continue during the pleasure of the
Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 3, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, March 3,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 5, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That permission be and is hereby
given to Mrs. Nathan, No. 195 Sixth avenue, to
erect and maintain a shutter-box on the sidewalk
in front of her store, and to exhibit goods, Ac.*,
during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, March 3, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 5, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
Whereas, A bill has been introduced into ths
Legislature of this State for the purpose of placing
the markets of this city in the hands of an irre
sponsible Commission, and over which the Com
mon Council will have no control; and
Whereas, This is an instance of arbitrary usurp
ation of the Charter rights of the city, in which th®
authorities have not even been consulted, and to
which the masses of the people are undoubtedly
oppos'd; therefore
Resolved, That the Common Council do earn
estly remonstrate against the passage of said Act:
and further, that the Representatives from thia
city in the Legislature be requested to use their
utmost exertions to prevent the passage of tha
above-mentioned bill; and be it further
Resolved, That the Clerk of the Common Coun
cil be directed to transmit a copy of the foregoing
preamble and resolution to each member of ths
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, March 3,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, March 5, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council.
Resolved, That permission be and the same l«
hereby given to Kotberburg & Solomons, corner
Canal street and,J3roadway, to show goods on tha
stoop of their premises on the Canal street sida.,
during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, March 1, 1364.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, March 3,136 V
Approved by the Mayor, March 5, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Commou CouucfL
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