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BUSINESS WORLD 20 “ ” *’ SPECIAL NOTICES 18 “ REGULAR ADVERTISEMENTS..IS “ Under the heading of “ Walks About Town” and Bus iness World” the same prices will be charged for each in sertion. For Regular Advertisements and “Special Notices,” two-thirds of the above prices will be charged for the second insertion. Regular advertisements will lie taken by the quarter at the rate of one dollar a line. Special Notices by the quarter will be charged at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per line. Outs and fancy display will be charged extra. and Adolph B. Deraism.es.—TAais indi ♦idual, last week, furnished us with a poem as original, entitled “ Resignation,” which we published. It was al most literally stolen from Longfellow. There is scarcely h day that we do not receive poetry which is attempted to be palmed upon us as original that is stolen from some standard author. Occasionally our memory is defective, and we may print tho offspring of a brain as the emana tion of one who is naught but a counterfeit. Mr. De- Taismes need not send anything mdre to the Dispatch, ae we can have no further confidence in his truth or honor. We may be imposed upon once, but cannot be a second time by the same person. We hope that Mr. D. may learn from this—if he is actuated by no higher mo tive—that after all, honesty is the best policy.” Several of our readers have kindly called our attention to tho piracy, and we thank them all for the interest shown in holding up to public contempt the individual who could be guilty of so weak a folly and actuated by sn ambition »o pitiful. A Radical.—“l have had an argu went with a miserable hybrid—a native of Madland, who claims to be a full-fledged Southerner—regarding Mason and Dixon’s line. He claims more free soil than I an? willing to concede to the traitors. Will you please inform me about where it runs ?” Mason and Dixop’s line was originally drawn to settle boundary disputes be tween the Colonial governments of Pennsylvania and Maryland. It is situated on the parallel of 39 deg., 43 min., and 26.3 seconds, and properly begins at the N. E. corner of Maryland, and runs due West. This celebrated line has been used in speeches and writings to designate where freedom ended and slavery begun. However, as the whole country is now free territory, we will hence forth hear very little about “Mason and Dixon’s Line.” A. Al. C.— “l have had a dispute with a friend, and we have left the matter to you fdr de cision: Was Wm. R. King, elected as Vice-President on the ticket with Franklin Pierce, ever sworn into that office, and did he ever perform the duties of the office ?” Wm. R. King took the oath of office in Cuba, on the 24th of March, 1853, and died of consumption on the 13th of April of the same year. He never performed the duties of Vice-President. David R. Atchison, Senator from Missouri, succeeded Mr. King. Senator Atchison be came somewhat notorious during the Kansas troubles as the profane leader of “ border ruffians.” Bluff. —“ A bet was made between two parties, and left to you to decide: A. and M. play bluff; A. has in his hand ace, two, three, four and five spots, and bets on them. M. sees him. A. says he has a straight. M. says he has not, and takes the money. M # says the ac 6 cannot be counted that way, and A. holds that it can. Which is right?” A. is right. In this case the ace counts, as it is, one. It is the privilege of the majority of cards to be either highest or lowest in a straight. For instance: the six spot may be highest in one straight and lowest in another. J. IV. S.— “ Will you please inform me of the meaning of Punicum Pellum, which words I re cently met in one of the speeches delivered in Congress ?’’ Punicum Bollum” was the name given to the celebrated wars undertaken by Rome against Carthage, and which finally ended in the complete destruction of the last named city. It was in the<e wars that Scipio Africanus, Scipio the Younger, Hannibal and Fabius made them selves famous. Frank has a friend who insists that Amesterdam. the capital of Holland, has apopul&tion equal to that of New York, and that in commercial Affairs it is a much more important place. “Frank” wishes to know if his friend is right? Amsterdam con tains less than one-third as many inhabitants as this city; and though a flourishing city, as a centre of com merce, it is of little importance in comparison with New York. Jasper. Only one deduction of S6CO is allowed from the aggregate incomes of a family composed of parents and minor children, even though one parent only may be living. It is not essential that the children Jive with the parents. Husband and wife are regarded as members of the same family, though liv ing separately, unless separated by divorce or other ope ration of law, such as to break up the family relations. A Manufacturer. —“ lam selling goods on four months’ credit, but have to make monthly returns of sales to the Internal Revenue Department, and pay manufacturers’ tax every month. How much discount have I a right to deduct when paying my -taxes?” No discount whatever. You are supposed to cover all taxes by charges upon, the goods, and the gov ernment has no knowledge of “time” sales. A Constant Reader wants to know if agents canvassing for a manufacturing company are required to take out license? A canvassing agent is re quired to pay a “ special tax,” which has been substitut ed for the “ license law.” W. IL B. J.— We know nothing whatever about the gift enterprise in question. It may or may not be a genuine affair. Don’t buy any tickets till perfectly satisfied that it is an honest undertaking. Frank.— We cannot tell which of the two schemes, in regard to which you question uh, is the best. Adolescent Depravity—New York’s Nubsebies of Chime.— From the annual report of the Commlseions of Charities and Correction, of this ■city, we learn that there are in Now York some thirty thousand homeless friendless children between the ages of five and twelve, who are receiving no educa tion, but who are growing up in ignorance and crime, the probable future candidates for the prison and the gallows. Utterly destitute, many without parents, and all without the active, effective sympathies of those who could raise them above want, how can it he that, .as they grow up, they should be other than dissolute and criminal. It is this class that fill our reformatories and prisons; and, because of their de fective discipline, it is sad to believe that the place of punishment for tho first offence is the school of the greater villanies, and that the boy sentenced to 30 or fiO days for petty theft, and entering the prison con trite or remorseful, steps from it hardened and defi- resolute in wickedness, and conscious that to him .the world of honesty and virtue is shut out, and that there is no future for him but in successful crime. JThere is now, in the city of New York, a sharply de junea criminal class, constantly augmenting in num bers as well as in depravity, and corresponding in organization and habits of life to the dangerous Classes of the great cities of Europe. There can be no weU-grounded hope for the diminution of crime while thisi class shall exist. It is idle to rest on the feeble palliatives of benevolent associations unaided by the strong voice of public opinion. They can effect nothing, nor can mere governmental measures. The sensible repression of crime can only be accom plished by the dispersion of the criminal class through the earnest and continuous action of the tertiQle community. When the public mind shall be aroused to a sense of the magnitude of the evil and ite aspect, we may hope for its abatement; and the aseocia tions which abound for the moral ad vancement of the depraved will then become ready and ueeful instrumentalities to fulfill the purposes of their benevolent founders. Reorganized.— The German Repub- Jican Central Committee of this city, held a meeting ® n Jnday last> and reorganized for the ensuing year py the election the following efficers: Chairman, A. Erbe; Vice-Chairman, Dr. 8. Watermann; Secro fery> P r - M - Raese; Finance Committee, H. Wes endonk, P. Cook, H. Itjchard, A. C. Rau, Philip Frank epheimer; Correspondence Committee. A. Gercke, IV, yeueterer. L. Bonsmer. 4, TanzeK PMBHED BY A. J. WIAMffl. SWINDLES ]N THE CITY. | The One Dollar Jewelry Gift Concerns-Re* suit of Last Week’s Article—Only One Arrest this Week, then the Beaters are Beat—The Confidence Men of the City- How they Operate—Various Ways In whleh Beats are Made—Fasts for Our Rural Friends to Ruminate Over. The article of last week on the Dollar Gift Enter prise establishments has done some good; it has sent the fingor-posts, who dole out bills to the passers by, and stand, like Hamlet’s ghost, before their little show-cases inside of the premises to hide their heads. For that service to the public, the Dispatch is, at least, entitled to thanks. f But one arrest was made the past week, where be fore there were dozens, and that arrest was of little account. The fellow who came under the sur veilance of the police keeps the furthest down dollar establishment in Broadway, very near Bowling Green, and all he took was six dollars; but that six dollars, it appears, was like a God-send. In these hard times it was not to be shoezed al, though two years ago these fellows would have flung such a trick in the victim’s face, and told him to clear but. Then, if they could not make a hundred out of a customer, they swore like the troopers in Flanders. Now they are as meek as Moses in Egypt, and will be satisfied with a ten or a the dollar operation. Time works wonders. ' s / These Broadway fellows, after beating the rustic out of six dollars, seemed so elated that they knew not what to do. They must have been starving, for they immediately shut up shop, adjourned to a neighboring restaurant and had box stews each. Victim went into the box adjoining, and had a box stew likewise. It was there he overheard old Joe Miller jokes related at his expense. While waiting for the stews, one of them got off a comic screed, be ginning— “ If I had a donkey and he wouldn’t go, D’ye think 1 would wallop him ? No, no.” vb : “ No, no,” joined in Finger-post and Roper-in in at the same time. “ Serve him,” said one of the party, “ as we done the jolcel half an hour ago, soft soap him and let him slide down the gearing to—hey waiter, bring those stews.” •«- This satisfied the countryman that he had been fleeced, and he called upon the police for assistance. They came at the call, but the place was still shut up, and the officer left. The yokel, bound to have satis faction, waited off for a time till the doors were again reopened and the finger-post took his stand, with bill in hand, in front of the door, when off he rushed for an officer. The bivalvers were astonished at the ap pearance of an officer, and still more so when taken before the Mayor, who ordered the finger-post to re turn the money he had caused to be taken by a swin dle. Finger-post couldn’t do it, the money in ques tion had been invested in bivalves, and had gone to that bourne from which no oyster returns. The order to refund was imperative. The concern was “cornered;” it was now on “shorts.” They talked at first of pledging their rings, but the question was, who would take them ? The brass of the establish ment, sold as gold, would not amount to six shillings. The dilemma was finally surmounted by one of the concern hypothecating his benjamin (overcoat) at Simpson’s. A BLANK. ' After taking the trouble of going round the city to get the exact residence and location of these cheap jewelry swindles, we called on Inspector Dilke to get a correct list of the owners of these places, but he said that although nearly all of them had been ar rested at sometime or other, no such record as the public would like to see had ever been made. The practice when these fellows are hauled up for a swindle is to make them refund the money and let them go. In two years there has been but one con viction of a one dollar gift enterprise swindler, and that was the notorious thief, Lewis Pike, and all that he received after conviction was one month’s impris onment and a fine of SSO. That was a healthy sen tence. OTHER SWINDLES—THE CONFIDENCE MEN. He who has ever read of Gil Blas, will remember that therein figures a duke of great Integrity. The man that would have dared offer a bribe to him would have been annihilated. But he had a secretary—of smooth tongue, and fair speech, who never objected to a gift, and the Duke took all that was given him by the secretary and no questions were asked; he took his ducats, pocketed them, and when stuffing them in his pockets, although told they were fees, he knew to a ducat what had been paid. Does not history in rascality as well as in everything else repeat itselt? Of course, the patricians of modern times, however unlike the modern Dukes, of olden times, don’t trust to their secretaries or clerks, but see to getting the ducats in their own dukes. If it were not so, how is it that murder can be committed with impunity and if no reward is offered—if the case is shrouded in mystery—the last heard of the affair is the Coroner’s inquest; but let it be a robbery where money is at stake and there is a reward, then there is a great dif ference. . . OUR CONFIDENCE MEN are well-known to the police. Some of them have been plying their .avocation around West street for the last twenty-five years. The authorities have the likenesses of some of these fellows—some half dozen but scores of others they have not got, and never will get, although they are well-known to tho police. The likenesses of the following confidence scamps have been taken recently: William Corbett, Frederic Wood, William Mood, Theodore Bishop, Stewart Wilson, Hugh Smith, Frcncis Weaver, William Howgan, James Martin, James Dickson, Robert Neal, Amos Thorne, Ed. Allen, Lewis Pike. Of all the fellows following this life, how many are annually convicted! Very few indeed. A POLITICIAN TAKEN IN. The smartest of man are sometimes taken in by these gifted fellows. The other day an old staler and a well-known politlciau was passing one of those places. There was a target company excursion in his Ward to come off soon, and knowing that he would be called upon to contribute a prize, seeing what purport ed to be a silver cup in the window, he thought, like Mrs. Toodles, and her door-plate, that it would be handy to have in the house. He accordingly entered the place, invested his dollar, and got the cup. Behind the petition, he saw a alight commotion, and like an old stager, he ventured behind the scenes to see tho scene, and there he beheld the envelope game. He was told as were others, (all the rest in the ring), that by the investment of S2O they had a chance to draw an envelope with S3OO. Old stager was very dubious, and could not be coaxed to invest his S2O. He knew the tricks that were played, and though satisfied that he had not lost sight of the envelope,he would not put his twenty down. The plaver knowing the customer he had to deal with, asked him if he would not invest on the envelope he held in his hand. No. It was then opened, and sure enough the S3OO was in it. At this stage of the proceedings, a broad-faced countryman entered and witnessed the proceedings. He was a confederate, of course, and when the same envelope was replaced, he whispered to this old stager. “ Say you put your twenty up, and I’ll put my twenty and we can divide. The thing is in one of these two envelopes.” The bait took, and the two shelled their S2O each out ; the envelope was drawn, and when opened, it was nix. That target company’s cup cost the old stager s2l. THE FIRST GIFT ENTERPRISE on the one dollar principle was started by a German, about twelve years ago. The promoter landed in this city in December, he put his machinery in motion in January, and had his first drawing in February, by which he cleared $1,300. Tn prizes he paid out about S6O. The proprietor was not well enough posted up, or his concern might have continued on for a year on the capital of $75 on which it was started, and there by made thousands out of it, had not a beat claimed a prize which they refused to pay, when the concern was crushed under foot by Mayor Westervelt. A SMART OPERATION. The confidence game is all that its names implies. You are the victim of circumstances—you are robbed, and you can’t believe it. For instance: Last Satur day, early in the morning, a gentleman strolled leisurely down the dock where lay a California steamer. With cigar in his mouth and hands stuck in the pockets of his monkey-jacket, a gentleman, who looked very much like a sporting character, came up to the steamer and saw a rustic old fellow and bls son of about twenty. They had come from the interior, taken their passage for California, and, from their garb, it was evident they had read Youatt on horses. At a glance, the confidence man read all that in, when the following conversation ensued: Swell.— Going to California, eh ? Rustic.— Yes. Swell— (Taking the cigar out of his mouth and look ing with a patronizing air around him)—That’s your son, I suppose ? Rustic.— Yes, sir. I think, from your appearance, you could take care of horses ? Rustic.— Bet you ! Swell.— Well, now, I want to—well, I think that I— you could be serviceable to me, and it would put something in your pocket. I am going to ship a valuable sorrel mare, and if you would undertake— your son, I mean—to see to it on the voyage—well I wouldn’t grudge forty dollars. It would be like found money to the boy. Rustic.—l can lake care of a horse, I bet you. Swell—~Wen (takißg a long puff at his cigar), how lucky I am to get such a jgan to look after the ware, NEW YORK, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1867. I wouldn’t lose her for any money. Come and see her; she is stabled in the other street. There is time enough; you won’t sail for five or six hours yet. The swell, as he said this, proffered a cigar to the rustic, gave him a light, and in a twinkling the two were trudging along West street, and up Courtlandt, to Gilsey’s Building, which has an entrance on Court landt street and an outlet on Broadway. Suddenly the swell’s cigar went out, and he asked for a light. After getting the light, and very politely returning thanks, as the “ first gentleman” of Princeton Col lege will in time show us when he gets Jerome’s medal, he paused for a second in abstract thought, and suddenly recollected that h<» had a bill of SIOO to pay. He pulled his pocket-book out, and found that he had only fifty dollars in change. The balance, which he took occasion to show, was only SI,OOO and $5,000 notes. Couldn’t rustic oblige him with the loan of fifty dollars, till they got up to the stables where the sorrel mare was ? Rustic gave the SSO in a second. Swell accepted it with as much nonchal ance as he would have done a chew of tobacco at the barkeeper’s expense. Swell went up into Gilsey’s Building, but never returned that way again. Rustic waited an hour outside, until he found he was beat; then he called on the police and told the above story. But victim could not afford to lose his passage; he sailed that afternoon for California, leaving the swell to enjoy his SSO so easily gained. t PAINS-TAKING OPERATOR. Very few people have an adequate idea of the amount of time, labor, money and ingenuity that is required or is used sometimes by a first-class cohfi dence operator. Having paid his passage up to Chi cago with some emigrants, he usually tries to pay his expenses by victimizing a greenhorn, but never enough to break him, as then the emigrant would be likely to make too much noise. He only borrows enough for present use, and yet retains the confi dence of his victim. For instance: Confidence men are well posted up on the geography of the country and the residents of some particular locality. That is their chief capital—the knowledge of men and places. That furnishes a considerable fund of small talk, upon which they enlarge, A gentleman who recently arrived from Peoria, Illinois, on his way to Germany, was very innocently ]>led to the amount of $250. Coming down on the Central road, a very plausible gentleman took the seat adjoining, and entered into an agreeable conversation. The new made acquaintanceship was cultivated, and when they arrived in the city, both put up at the same hotel. Lite in the mofnlng, after a comfortable nap and a substantial breakfast, confidence man and his victim sallied forth to see the city. Confidence man in formed victim that he had purchased SIO,OOO worth of dry goods that he intended to take to Ger many. The two went out arm-in-arm, as friends would do, confidence man acting as guide to the Hoos ier. At length they drew up in front of a Peter Funk dry-goods auction store, on the steps of which stood a confederate, picking his teeth. While tooth-picking, he took his hat partially off and botfed to Tompkins, the victim, and then turned around to his associate, and exclaimed: •* “ Smith, I suppose you want these goods of yourn shipped this afternoon. The boat sails to-morrow. You go with ’em, of course. By-the-bye, there is five hundred of the ten thousand due.” “Is that all,” exclaimed the operator, taking out his note-book and looking over his memorandum, “I thought it was more. Well, there is $250, and my check for $250.” “ I can’t take your check, it is after banking hours, and I want the cash very bad this afternoon. Can’t your friend give the cash and oblige you; he knows he can get the money after the bank opens, or perhaps the hotel will do it.” “Damn the hotel,/ says the confidence operator, “ they know me well, but they will charge me ten per cent, to cash it to-night. It is a gross swindle, but sometimes business men hate to submit to these gross outrages.” •? “ Well, all I've got to say,” chirps in number one, “is this, there’s your goods, all ready for shipment, “ they’ve got to be shipped this afternoon, and if they don’t go, I’m no loser; perhaps your friend can obligd you ?” “Well, I don’t like to ask a stranger. I would rather go to-night to Mr. Duncan or Mr. Sherman, at Delmonico’s, where they are probably dining.” “Pshaw! you can’t find them there. If you can’t raise that trifle, I assure you your goods can’t go by this steamer.” “ Well, loan him that trifle till he gets back to the hotel. There is his check, there, now, is my adver tisement,” says No. 2. Such was a nicely played game, where there ap peared tO be, and possibly Beamed eonld be no collu sion. The $250 was paid by the Peoria gentleman, a bottle of wine was opened, and victim and operator returned to tho hotel together, but while victim waa standing at the bar waiting for confidence man to join him in a drink, thinking it mighty strange that he should stop so long in the yard, he looks for him self, and finally discovers that he is tho victim of cir cumstances. THE PATRON DODGE. This process of swindling is very easy. A few hours previous to the sailing of a California steamer, ft gen tleman of thoughtful mood, paces the deck with thoughtful down-cast eye. He gives himself the air of consequence, looks like a cabin passenger; a good judge of human nature, he suddenly accosts a strange passenger that he thinks has a few greenbacks stowed away, and asks nim with a patronizing air what he means to do when he gets to California. “Farm it,” is the answer of the honest plowman, who, being at last on deck, thinks he is free from landsharks. “Ah I you mean to buy a farm, then ?” is the re joinder. “ O, no, not until I see how the land lays.” “Ah! that’s sensible. But look here, my friend, I’m going there, too. I think I can put something in your way. I’ve gofb farm of two thousand acres—a sheep-growing farm—.l’m in the wool business. I want a superintendent. Will you take SBOO a year and found, to superintend it?” The baits takes, and the confidence man asks his servant ashore to have a smile. Thay go ashore, have several drinks at the confidence man’s expe se, when suddenly the great wool grower remembers that he has a bill of SSO or a SIOO to pay and has noth ing in his possession but some drafts on a California house which he patronizingly thrusts in his help’s hand, who is so elated at the success that has attended him on the start of his journey that he thrusts the bogus drafts back, and gives the money without a scruple. After the money has been loaned, several other glasses are punished and the confidence man at the first corner gives his victim the slip. The above are a few of .the ways in which the na tive as well as strangers are fleeced, and it is actually too bad that the gift men, and their finger-posts can’t be shut in door, at least and from the bar room of hotels, and the confidence men from the docks. FIRE DEPARTMENT. FIRES DURING THE PAST WEEK. Date. Time. Signal. Location. Jan. 26 8:05 P.M. 32 21 Spring street. “ 26 9:21 P. M. 4 17 Albany street. “ 26 10:12 P.M. 64 21 and 23 Ann street. “27 8:22 P. M. 365 1,503 Broadway. 27 10:48 I*. M. 281 S. XV. cor. Teutti avenue Fortieth street. “ 28 11:13 A.M. 284 254 West Sixteenth street. “ 28 3:52 P.M. 36 758 Broadway. “ 28 7:28 P.M. 64 65 Nassau street. “ 28 10:09 P.M. 147 107 Walker street. “29 1:21A.M. 31 93 Bowery. “ 29 3:00 A. M. 65 421% Broadway. “ 29 3:25 A. M. IC3 False Alarm. “29 3:30 A. M. 176 298 Houston street. “29 9:30 A.M. still 113 East Twenty-third st. “ 29 11:04 A.M. 3 33 Chatham street. 29 7:00 P. M. still rear No. 409 Second ave. 29 317 West Sixteenth street. * 30 5:47 P. M. 34 536 Broadway. “31 4:00 A.M. 236 rear 246 East Fifteenth st. “ 31 6:10 P. M. 53 40 Fulton street. “ 31 7:10 P.M. still 7 Caroline street. Feb. 1 4:04 P.M. 258 725 and 727 Sixth Avenue. “ 2 11:51 A. M. 6 False Alarm. MILITARY MATTERS. AN ELECTION. An election for major of the 9th Regiment, N. G. S. N. Y., waa held at their armory in 26th afreet, on Thursday evening, Jan. 31st, and resulted in the election of Captain Charles S. Strong, by a nearly unanimous vote. The major left New York with the regiment in 1861, as fourth sergeant of Co. F, a-nd, by successive promotions, attained the position of adju tant of the regiment. On his return to New York he was elected captain of Co. F, and by faithful service has reached hia present position. Knowing the ma jor personally, we congratulate the regiment that has promoted so efficient an officer. THE MILITARY CODE. The Major-Generals commanding the several di visions in this State were invited by Brig-Gen. S. E. Marvin, Adjutant-General, to meet the Govoror’s staff at Albany, on the 30th inst, for the purpose of revising the “Military Code.” There were present at the meeting Major-Gen. Shaler, Major-Gen. Carr, Major-Gen. Barnum, Major-Gen. Gates, Brig.-Gen. Marvin, Adjutant-General; Brig.-Gen. Batchellor, In spector-General ; Brig.-Gen. Palmer, Commissioner General Ordinance ; Brig.-Gen. Darling, Engineer in Chief. Gen. Marvin acted as Chairman, and Col. Hart, Assistant Inspector General, as Secretary. A thor ough examination of the “Code” was made and some amendments thereto will be recommended to the Legislature. An adjourned meeting will take place at Albany, on Thursday, Bth inst., when other matters of importance, relating to the military of this State, will be taken into consideration. THE SOLDIERS’ PETITION. The petition signed by over 1,500 veterans, asking for payment of bounties to those who have lost their discharges, and wh<? have been discharged by reason of disability other than wounds, was presented to Congress on Tuesday last, by the Hon. Wm A. Dar ling, of New York. Information received from Wash ington by Col. J. B. Herman, manager of the Sol diers’ Relief and Claim Agency, No. 136 Canal street, indicates that there is a good prospect of the passage ot a bill securing the rights of those two classes of men, unjustly deprived of their bounties. Those who have signed the petition, as well as those who £ave been unable to do so, are requested to attend the mass meeting which will be held at the rooms of the Soldiers’ Agency, No. 136 Canal street, on to-mor row evening, the 4th inst, at 8 o’clock, when all in formation received from Washington will be com jmjmcated to the meeting; . antr fnhjnihnt. PIUSES mm LIFE. More about Tenant Houses—Some Speci mens—Their MoraV Political, and Physi cal Condition—An Appeal to the Legisla ture—Cellar Life In this City. With the constantly-accumulating wealth, magni tude and prosperity of the city of New York, has also steadily increased the various and manifold evils that seem to be, to some extent, inseparable from a great city. Manhattan Island is filled, from one end to the other, with nuisances which are to be regarded as injurious to public health and to the welfare of every citizen. Yet, notwithstanding frequent attempts at reform, we are still afflicted with' filthy streets, made foul with nogelected garbage and domestic refuse, and all sorts of predisposing causes of disease. The most favored and wealthy districts are being seriously encroached upon by the easily-removable offensive nuisances, and yet no successful argument or effort has yet been made for their removal. The nuisances continue, and, indeed, increase in opposition to the pleadings of an offended and refined community, and the aggrieved senses of a million of people. This is the condition of things to-day, and yet it is a well attested fact that wisely-administered sanitary regu lations would remove and prohibit nearly all the evils complained of.- Attention has, from time to time, been called to this subject, and now more than ever is it before the public, and radical measures for a permanent relief are demanded in a manner that oannoi oe misunder stood. To the State Legislature alone do the people look for remedy, and ©very consideration of humanity and good policy require its adoption. The first point of attack should be against THE TENEMENT HOUSES OF NEW YORK. That the gross and terrible evils which cluster around these places may be properly understood and appreciated, we have been at some pains to collect data concerning them, that cannot fail to arouse a fearful interest, and demonstrate the positive neces sity of reform. In the districts where tenant-houses are most numerously located, we find the greatest sanitary wants and social evils, and the most zealous philanthropy and incessant individual effort have failed to correct the evils. The most marked feature of the tenant-houses is the small size of the apartments, whereby overcrowd ing each family ensues. A common mode of their ar rangement is as follaws: On a lot of the usual size, 25 by 100, will be erected a front house 25 by 50, and a rear house, 25 by 25, with a court 25 by 25, frequent ly less, in which are located hydrant, cesspool and privy. These houses are commonly five or six stories in bight above the basement. The principal rooms, of which there are four on each floor, occupies the width of the building, front and rear, with small bed rooms between, one to each main floor, making, in a six-story building, twenty-four families. Each family averages five members, and frequently more, as it is common for the occupants of these houses to tak& lodgers. There are, however, many places where the overcrowding far exceeds this. The facilities for ven tilating these small apartments are, for the most part, confined to doors and windows, the hallways and parages are dark and narrow, and the house sur rounded by others of greater bight, shutting out the cheerful and health-giving influences of sunlight and air; and thus is constituted what may properly be termed ~v A PERPETUAL FEVER NEST. Situated at the lower end of Washington street is a row of the worst class of tenement houses. They stand in the rear of those of. similar character, cover ing three ordinary sized lots. One of the front houses Is four stories in hight, the other two three storiM each. The first floor of one of .the latter is used as a stable; that of the other two as grocery stores, the principal business of which is the illicit sale oi. poisoned whisky. Tho upper floors of all these buildings are divided into numerous tenements, all of which are small and deficient in light and ventila tion. The rear row consists of three story buildings, uniform in size and arrangement. The first floor is two feet below the level of the court in front, and from want of proper drainage, is subject to more or less flooding during heavy rains. Each floor is divided into six main rooms, with two small bed rooms in the rear of each, making fifty-four apart ments iu the row, exclusive of hall-ways. All these apartments are filled to the utmost capacity by the poorest class of tenement population. The space be tween those front and rear buildings vhries from six teen feet at one end to thirty feet at the other. This space is occupied by a small stable and numerous rickety sheds, and piles of old refuse. One of the privies stands immediately in front of one of tho rear houses, at the distance of six feet. The other is some twelve feet from the door of another house. This court is surrounded by the walls of warehouses and other buildings on all sides, and is reached by two narrow passages, one at either extremity of the premises. Throughout all these quarters, apart ments, halls, stairways, passages, etc., the utmost neglect of all hygienic laws prevails. And, in addi tion, the street throughout this whole neighborhood presents habitually the vilest condition of filth, and reeks with the most offensive odors. In the early Summer, typhus fever and measles are always preva lent, and mos t frequently fatal I* That such premises as we have described, should be a perpetual uest of eruptive fevers and physical decay, is certainly not surprising. THE “ GOTHAM COURT” is another forcible illustration of what the modern tenement house is. At one time most of the houses used for herding families together, had been built for other uses, but they were found so profitable a specu lation that wealthy men, disregarding the disgrace,’ invested their money in the erection of buildings for this special purpose. One of the largest of these barracks is known as “Gotham Court/’ It stands on a lot fifty by two hundred and fifty feet; is entered at the sides from alleys eight feet wide, and by reason of the vicinity of another barrack of equal hight, the rooms aro to darkened that on a cloudy day it is impossible to read or sew without artificial light. It has not one room which can in any way be thoroughly ventilated. The vaults and sewers which are to carry off the filth of one hundred and twenty-eix families, composing near ly eight hundred persons, have grated openings in the alleys, and door-ways in the cellars, through which the noisome and deadly miasma penetrates and poisons the dank air of the house and the courts. The water-closets for the whole vast establishment are a range of stalls without doors, and are accessible not only from the building butfrom the street. Com fort in such a place, is out of the question, common decency is impossible, and life is a horrible and wretched brutality. MORE SPECIMEN TENANT-HOUSES From a report prepared for the Senate Committee, by Col. A. J. H. Duganne, we make the following ex tract, relating to a personal examination of a number of these tenant houses in different parts of the city. “ Rotten Row” is located in the Eighth ward; con sists of fourteen houses, front and rear. There is no single room of which the wood-work is not decayed, or plaster half-rotted, from walls and ceiling. The stairways are dark, broken, and filthy. Rent varies, for a single room, from $3 to $9 per month. Op posite this block is another. In a space of one hun dred and eighty feet by fifty, dwell at least 600 per sons, surrounded by accumulations of filch that are pestiferous. “ Soap-fat Alley,” No. 42 Hammersley street, re ceives its name from the chief avo cation of its in habitants. The doors, or apertures of entrance, are pierced in a wall forming one side of the alley, and reached by means of open stairways constructed on the exterior. In Mission Place, Five Points, is a four-story brick building, with eight rooms on a floor, each occupied by a family. The average number of persons in fami lies is seven. The floors of this house are.covered with dirt, so long accumulating, under constant travel and spilling of water, as to have acquired the consistency and appearance of the greasy refuse of a woolen mill. Sluggish, yellow droppings hang from the low ceiling; a dark, green slime blotches the walls. The “ Bagdad Hotel” is erected at the corner of Forsyth and. Stanton streets. This structure, and another called “ Folsom’s Barracks,” appear to have been built as an experiment for the purpose of ascer taining how large an amount of money could be ex torted fromthe poorest tenants occupyingjthe smallest habitable space. The Legislative Uommitte pro nounced tho “ Folsom’s Barracks” one of the worst dlaces that came under inspection. In Manhattan place, between Goerck street and tho East river, stands a block known as the “ Barracks.” The buildings are three stories high. In the narrow, dingy rooms of this abominable structure , the repul sive effects of filth and darkness were noticed by the Legislative Committee, at their examination, in the almost incredible swarms of house vermin, over-run ning walls, floors, and ceilings. Some of the tortured occupants complained of their inability to sleep at night. Their haggard looks attested the truth of what they said, and it was further indicated by unmistake ablc evidence; for the walls of several rooms; recently lime-washed, exhibited broad crimson stains, the marks of conflicts with myriads of infects through long.night watches of the wretched people. The raf ters and walls of these houses, like many others in spected, harbored such incomputable numbers of vermin, that it is plain no cleaning process but fire, reducing all to ashes, ever eradicate the pest. At No. 34 Baxter street is a tenant-house containing one hundred families, and denominated a “model.” Rooms thirteen by eight feet, each having a dark closet for sleeping purposes, here “accommodate” families, at a rent of $7 per month. Most of tho lowest class of tenant-houses have deep basement and cellar apartments. It is calculated that between twenty-five and thirty thousand souls live under-ground in the city of New York. In Mulberry street, near the “ Five Pointe,” stands a large tenant-house, dilapidated and dangerous in the extreme. Reconstructed, through ite intertoj? from an old wooden church, once used by a Baptist society, It has been adapted for dwelling purposes in the most careless manner. The sewer connection is a four-inch pipe, wholly inadequate as a conductor. Eighty-jive apartments in this fabric contain more than one hundred families, numbering three hun dred and ten persons. The basement is entered by shattered steps, five feet two inches below the street level. Families dwell in the vaults of this basement, and pay $8 per month for the damp, destructive quarters. On tha jlfth jloor of this building, $4 50 per month is charged for an apartment. The entire hovel is sub-based and partitioned with pine boards; its entries and passages are dark and cramped; its walls, floors, and ceilings of such inflammable ma terials that, in case of fire, it would be impossible to prevent a general conflagration. Should such a calamity take place at night, scores of the unfortu nate inmates must perish in their beds, and few of the whole number could find egress through the narrow passages. Yet, in this structure, bad as it is, the main entrances, owing to the fact of its former church occupancy, are wider than uaiial. But we think enough has been given to fully attest the great and growing evils of the tonant-house sys tem, as it to-day exists. There is, however, Onp phase of the subject that seems generally to hive been lost sight of. It is THE IMMORAL TENDENCIES ‘A which accumulate by such close and mingling of all ages and both sexes, which are tfUly frightful, and the unfortunate occupants of j>jVerty*s hovels and burrowing places are constantly eifcosed to the most debasing influences. Sitting together upon the same broken box, lying together upon the dame dirty straw, covered by the same filthy shreds, vieing with each other in the of foul ob scenities, may be found the habitants of these dens Of corruption and misery. The sights that are to bo met in some of these places are enough to make the soulXslcken and turn in horrdr from them. Vice, with its pretentious brow, and wretchedness, with hollow f'.TlGC'lr -J—, - •ua iust stand side by s|de. By a long continued residence in these places, whatever of self-respect the occupants may once nave had is crushed by the de grading circumstances by which they are surrounded. This is one of the features of the tenant system most to be deplored. It not unfrequently happens that a respectable mechanic or in er chant is reduced, by un avoidable misfortune, to penury, and is compelled to leave his comfortable home and take a shelter in one of these miserable and meretricious barracks; and with this necessity commences a deterioration of moral perception. It is impossible for one of 89 many families to keep the places common to all clean and orderly: and what is habitually witnessed in the apartments of neighbors will soon be tolerated in their own. •* But enough has been said and written upon the subject to convince all of the necessity of reform. It has'been discussed from the pulpit and the rostrum and through the press, until the evil and the remedy are equally patent to those who give the least thought or care to its consideration. The recent report of the sanitary condition of New York by the Council of Hy giene, and issued by the Appletons, is a com plete argument, and one upon which our Legislature may safely act. If the health and the moral and so cial condition of the community in which we live are regarded as of greater consequence than political dominance, and the best interests of the people pre ferred to those of a few individuals, we shall not have long to wait for at least a mitigation of the evils com plained of. Immediate action in the right direction may save us from the perils of pestilence and sudden death. Modest Merit re. Impudent Assurance—Tripe and Traps of City Life—The Dodges off the Dodgers. The possession of property, or the acquisition of the means whereby we may live in ease and elegance, seems to be the greatest object of human pursuit. To escape the mandate, “ by the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat ®pp«wri* to t>e a universal desire; and, though toil is the inevitable lot of all, there are but few who take kindly to it, or who would not transfer it to others if they could. Very few of us like to do what we have to do, and are only impelled to the discharge of daily tasks by the sharp spur of strong necessity. This accounts, no doubt, for the vast number of drones that cluster around every hive of industry, supping on the choicest sweets, frisking in the warmest sunshine, but never contribuing to the stock of riches from which they draw a generous supply. There are some men in every community who won’t work ; and, although to secure an im munity from legitimate toil demands the exercise of faculties which would, if honestly directed, bring their owner exceeding great reward, they will resort to any and every expedient rather than enter the lists of faithful, honest workers. And too frequently do we find rascality reaping the reward which we know should be only accorded to honest industry. The trouble people sometimes take to reap the results of roguery would excite admiration, and even emula tion, if more worthily directed. Skill, ingenuity, in vention, patient, industrious application, even educa tion and refinement, are not infrequently brought into exercise in the practice of the most nefarious operations. Indeed, there sometimes cluster around the most reprehensible rascalities elements which impart an almost romantic interest to them. The originality of some of the devices of crime chal lenges attention even while it inspires loathing and disgust, It would be easy to enumerate instances to any extent in Illustration of the ability that is fre quently employed for the most infamous purposes. The career of the late Monroe Edwards, the most accomplished of forgers; Ketcham, who recently de faulted to the amount of millions; and, even later, the case of Henry B. Jenkins, who is alleged to have embezzled $300,000, are all cases that show that edu cation, refinement and gentlemanly deportment are not infrequently associated with adventurous ras cality. THE LATEST DODGE, and the most heartless and cruel that we have heard of in this part of the country is that of a young man who from all accounts has enjoyed a protracted and successful career of villiany. He is described by the police as being about 25 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches in bight, and has light hair and blue eyes. He has been in the habit of calling upon persons who have relatives in Sing Sing Prison, and stating that their relative has met with a serious accident while work ing in the quarries at that place. The story varies. Sometimes the unfortunate is described as having been injured by a blast, and at others, that a frag ment of rock has fallen upon him. Of course the re latives or friends are willing to remunerate him for his supposed trouble and expense in informing them of the disaster, communication with the intorior of the prison being exceedingly difficult. He has also called upon those who have relatives in the Tombs or on Blackwell’s Island, and stated that ho was possessed of considerable influence with Police Jus tices, and that for a certain amount he would either procure the release of the relative, or cause the term of imprisonment to be shortened. In this manner he has obtained considerable sums of money. How he has obtained his information does not appear, but certain it is that he possessed the names and address of those whom he professed to bo anxious to serve. The police hope to be able to arrest him soon. A CONFIDENCE WOMAN was recently arrested in Brooklyn, who gave her name as Rachel Drew, to which she added about a dozen aliases. She was charged with obtaining money under false pretences, and after her arrest and exposure she was confronted by more than one hundred persons who had fallen victims to her pathetic stories and specious representations. She was an elegant and accomplished woman, most be comingly attired, and possessed of an air and manner that seemed to preclude the idea of dishonest prac tices. In the course of an examination into the charges against her, it was disclosed that in less than one week she realized upward of $1,200 in the city of Brooklyn. Her plan of operations was simple, yet shrewd, and had within it all the elements of success. She first managed to acquaint herself with the name, location and character of the residents of some wealthy district. She would then make one of them a call, and state that she had been recommended to do so by her dear friend, Mrs. , and her mission was to solicit aid for some lady in great distress, or some worthy charity sadly in want of material aid. In nine cases out of ten she was successful in her plea, and she even obtained the sum of ten dollars from the police captain who subsequently arrested her, but who at the time had no suspicion of her real character. A FASHIONABLE SNEAK THIEF last week operated very successfully on the pro prietors of the Pierrepont House, the largest and most fashionable hotel in Brooklyn. He was driven to the house in a carriage, and registering his name as that of a highly esteemed Member of Congress, asked to be shown to his apartments, and requested that his baggage be carried thither. It soon became whispered in the house that Hon. was a guest. Several of the boarders took pains to make his ac quaintance. He was invited to a private “ hop,” and with much eclat was introduced to the aristocratic as semblage. Being a man of elegant exterior, polished manners, and supposed wealth, and distinguished po sition, he was the object of most devoted attentions. The next day ne hired a carriage, and invited several of his new-made acquaintances to ride with him. From one he borrowed SSO, pretending to have left his rfbney at the hotel for safe keeping. On the third day of his stay, ho accompanied several of the lady boarders to the Capitoline skating pond. But he didn’t return with them, but took his speedy flight from 1 the city, having previously stolen some S3OO from the.hotel, to which he has not since returned, even to pay his board and carriage bill. His trunks were subsequently opened, and found to contain a good quantity of coolers’ chips. IU NO. 11 BAWORT ST. ANOTHER ADROIT OPERATION was disclosed by the arrest, last week, of a German named August Kline. His system of operation ap pears to have been to first visit the place of business of his intended victim—usually a jeweler—and ascer taining the shape and size of the casket, or case con taining a coveted prize, proceed to obtain a fac simile of the same, and filling it with some substance cor responding in weight to the article desired, return to the trader, and under the pretence of examining the desired prize, gain possession of the same by adroitly slipping the casket in his pocket, leaving in its stead the imitation case. This game, Kline is accused of having successfully practiced on the 24th inst., upon John M. Clewers, of No. 537 Sixth avenue, whom he managed to swindle to the amount of $92 in jewelry, leaving, in ite stead, a box which, upon being opened, was found to contain some splendid specimens of Scranton coal; and subsequently upon Reynolds & Go., of No. 04 Chatham street, from whom he is ac cused of purloining a valuable revolver and case, val ued at $lB. On Wednesday last, Kline attempted a repetition of this game upon Mr. Fritz, of No. 105 Hudson street, and so far accomplished his object as to reach the street with his prize, which consisted of a gold watch and chain vafyed at SB2. The game, however, being discovered soon after the departure of the thiefi he was immediately pursued and captured. We might multiply, instances of such roguery to any extent, but the foregoing are sufficient to illus trate our theme, and exhibit a glimpse of the mance of rascality. A Broadway Merchant is Charged With Com mitting an Indecent Assauit upon a Ser vant-girl in his "«■ Witnesses-His Discharge. On Tbiiftday last, Anne Casey, ft servant lately in the employ of William Lintojcum, a merchant tailor, doing bUsihess at No. 756 Broadway, and residing at No. 274 lice Court, wage a complaint against her formet employer, whom alleged to have com mitted an indecent assault upon lier. 3?he statemenj made by the girl was that on the night of Jan. 20, Mr. Linthicum canie into her room, and indecently as saulted hQi; she screamed, and th6 house-keeper, Mrs. Julia T. Pdlk, caw£ TQ9W, and on attempting to enter, found tho fldor lotkea. Ifi a moment after ward the ddojf was opefied, and Mr. came out. On this Justice Rogan granted a warrant, and icfeused was arrested. H 6 admitted being in the room dif the girl, but denied having committed ah assault > upon her, and ex plained his in the room by saying that he supposed a mate f&ative of the housekeeper was therS, ana he went in to Hearing the house keeper coming, the 6onseqflbnc6k of being found there flashed upon him, and he locked the door, but conscious that had committed no wrong, in a mo ment after opened It. 4 The magistrate allowed him to go on his parole, to await an examination. Yesterday the case came up for examination, and tho following testimony was taken: ‘v- • &- J Mrs. Julia T. Polk, of No. 195 West Thirtieth street, being sworn, testified as follows: lam a married wo man; Ido mot live with my husband; I have been separated from him for almost two years: I have been employed by Mr. Linihieurii as governess; I went there the Ist of July, and left him last Satur day; I recollect tho morning of the 20th of January; I heard complainant’s testimony; I was the person who knocked at the door; I came down stairs because I heard some one open the front door, and I thought it waa my brother who had come in; I went iu the dining-room, and seeing no one there, I kno9ked at her door; the door was shut and fastened; I knocked three or four times; I also halloed, and no one answered, until I called for the eldest son of Mr. Linthicum; Mr. Linthicum then unlocked the door and came out; I cannot say whether he was un dressed or not; I went into the room and Annie pre tended to be asleep; I shook her and she said “ Why Mrs. Polk what is the matter?” I replied, “Annie, youarQabad girl and must leave this house; Mr. LinthiCum then said he had gone there on business, anil Llu.ivL I.V. Ixtvli « Lxu u.v*v, uljv mat as far as he knew, Annie Casey was a virtudus girl; I noticed him particularly at the time and ho was fully dressed; he had no overcoat on, and I do not know if he had boots on; I do not know that he had a collar or cravat on; he had not had sufficient time to put on his clothes; when I took hold of the girl I pulled her out of bed by the arm; I did not drag her around the room; she had no night robe on; it did not take a minute for me to pull her out of bed; after this oc currence I saw Mr. Linthicum standing at the door; I left his employ because of this transaction. Cross examined—l went up stairs to my room and then came down again to see Annie; Mr. Linthicum had gone to his room previous to that; I called Annie into the kitchen and asked her if Mr. Linthicum had ever been in her room before; she said no; I asked her if he had ever made im proper advances to her, and she said he never had; I asked her if he had laid his hands upon her person, and she said he had never troubled her; she said she was first aroused by shearing me come down stairs, and then saw Mr. Liuthioum in the room, and she had exclaimed, “Oh, what will Mrs. Polk say?” I said, “Annie, Mr. Linthicum was undressed in your room, wasn’t he ?” and she said he was not, that it was too dark for her to see what he had on; I spoke to her again on the subject, after daylight, and she then told me that Mr. Linthicum nad come to her room on business, to see if my brother was in the house, and she was sure ho meant nothing improper by going there; I asked her if she would remain there after I left until Mr. Linthicum’s sister came, and she agreed; I left on Monday to get boar#, but was disappointed, and returned to the house, remain ing until Saturday; complainant was discharged on Thursday, as Mr. Linthicum’s sister was expected to bring an old housekeeper with her; I think it was five or si? miuntes after I heard the door shut until I knocked at the bed;oom door; I think it was three or four minutes before the door was opened: as I passed into the room, I saw Mr. Linthicum at the door; I never asked his consent for my brother to lodge there; he told me that he had heard some one mov ing about the house in a still manner, and he had gone down to see who it was; at the time I went into the room, I did not hear any noise, and Annie said at that time that Mr. Linthicum had not touched her. Charles Zimmerman, a nephew of the accused, tes tified that he had a conversation with Annie the morning after the occurrence, and she then stated that Mr. L. had not touched her; that he had come to her room expecting to find Mr. Clark (Mrs. Polk’s brother) there; that he had on his clothes at the time of his entrance and did not remove them: finding that Mr. Clark was not there, he turned to leave, and at that time Mrs. Polk made her appearance. This closed the case, and the magistrate informed the parties concerned that he would take the papers and examine them, and render his opinion at 3 o’clock P. M. At that hour the magistrate annourfeed to the parties in attendance that he had looked over the papers, and that he could see nothing in evidence to warrant him in holding the accused, and that he should therefore dismiss the case. Mr. Linthicum, after the decision of the magis trate was made, stated that the counsel tor the prose cution had called upon him and intimated that if he would pay a certain amount the case could be settled. Mr. L. refused and told him he could do as he chose in the matter, and hence the prosecution. Death of an Infant from Exposure. —An Unnatubal Mother. —On Friday last, Mrs. Christina Schmirgert, an ignorant and orutal German woman, living at No, 124 Liberty street, gave birth to a child, and not wiching to be troubled with the care of it, the unnatural mother, on the following night, placed the infant in a basket, and deposited it in front of No. 100 Liberty street. She was seen to do so by a citizen, who followed and saw her enter her own house, and then notified the 27th Precinct Police of the transaction. The babe was returned to the moth er, who was threatened with arrest should she repeat the inhuman action. Yesterday morning the child died, it is alleged, from the effects of exposure to the intense cold of Friday night, and subsequent neglect. Coroner Gamble was notified, and by his direction the body of the infant was removed to Bellevue Hos pital dead-house, where Deputy Coroner Joseph G. Shaw, M. D. , will make an ante-mortem examination, and ascertain what was the cause of death. Should it be as suspected, Coroner Gamble will cause the ar rest of the woman, who is at present confined to her bed from sickness. A Sporting Man in Trouble. —Mr. E. P. George, a tailor doing business at the cor ner of Eighth street and Broadway, caused the ar rest of one of the scions of our first families, John B. Borst Jr., the son-in-law it is said of George Law, whom he’charges with larceny. Borst is pretty well known in Sporting circles Mr. George it appears made some clothing for Mr. Borst and gave it to his mes sage boy to deliver, if he received tho cash. The boy acted according to order, and refused to give the clothing up until he got the money. |Mr. Borst forci ble took possession of the clothing claiming that they had been paid for. Mr. George It appears had made two overcoats for the accused the last one costing SBO, but as it did not suit him, he sent back and said George Law would buy it. Mr. George did not see the transaction in that .light, and lhence he told his boy to get the money before he delivered the clothing. When fie took forcible possession of the clothing Mr. George had Borst arrested for larcency, and Justice Ledwith heldh im for examination. Alleged Theft of Jewelry.—Yes terday, Catharine Lyon was arrested on the com plaint of Thomas P. Lyon, residing at the Putnam •House, in Fourth avenue, who charges her with hav ing stolen from him a diamond pin valued at S2OO, and a ring valued at S3O. The pin was found in the possession of the prisoner, and she admitted having pawned the ring. The accused admitted taking the valuables, but said that Lyon was drunk at the time she took them, and, having lived with him as his wife for two years, she considered herself justified in do ing so, as she was afraid he would lose them. She emphatically denied that she intended to steal them. Justice Hogan committed her to the Tombs to await an examination. The complainant was at one time a deputy keeper at the Jefferson Market Prison, and at that time the accused was employed there as cook. The case will be further developed on the examina tion, which has been set down for an early day. NUMBER 13* [Original.] SING TO ME OF STTMMffifl./ By Kitty van V Birdie, sing to me of Summer, For my weary heart is lone, And the Winter winds are wailing, > O’er the hills with dreary moan. Birdie, sing to me of Summer, Of the golden glowing hours, When the harvest moon lay streaming Floods of silver o’er the flowers. Ah, thou wilt not sing, my Birdie ! Dost thou mourn thy warbling mate. Is thy glad song hushed forever, And thy wee heart desolate ? % Then no more the Summer, Birdie, Cometh nightly unto thee; And no more will soft love shining, Send its mocking glare o’er me. TUB LION IN TUB PATH KY JOHN SAINDERS, AUTHOR OF “ GUY WATEBMAN’S MAZE,” “ BOpSO TO THE WHEEL,” 810. ' CHAPTER LIV. SLIPS BETWIXT THE CUP AND LIP. Putting a half sovereign into the njanager’6 hand, Sir Moses took his leave; both gentlcj men seemingly pleased with the meeting. - Unluckily, Sir Moses had occasion, in an in? discreet moment, to use his handkerchief, and in taking it from his pocket, aS in advancing toward the outer door, the manager politely? following behind to see him out, he drew some?, thing with it that fell. . jy Sir Moses heard the fall, but was too much 4 master of himself to turn round, guessing onlja. too well what it was that had fallen. Hef passed on, hoping most anxiously to hear the manager still following. No ; he has stopped. "" ’’•(■W > Sir Moses can only, in politeness, now turn td see what is the matter. The impression of the door—the door to the commercial holy of holies—is in the hands of the manager; and how he looks at it, andwhafi he thinks, we leave our readers to judge. : ) Poor Sir Moses! He turns pale, red, black, even while vainly striving to turn off the dis covery with a laugh and a lie. ' “On, you’ve picked up something I dropped/ Ah, yes ; that’s a good story. I’ll tell it you.’’ • “Stay, Sir Moses,” said the manager, taking one of the blunderbusses from the rack, “I think it is probable Mr. Bichard Coombe would like to hear the story, too.” • . “ Ha, ha, ha! Very good, very good. Is ha so fond of a jest ?” .«*)» “Very. Particularly, when there’s ap elew ment of the grim in it.” y > The manager pulled a bell-rope that Sit Moses had not previously noticed, and a loud ring was heard in some distant quarter. i Sir Moses seemed to grow fidgety, to try to speak, to try to smile, to try to feel the moneyjj in his pocket, as if to try a bribe, but he seejp£ Cd tU Xccl lb vruuld not taviee.cad, ro Saj(] witti Si certain recovery of his audacity : ’ ’■) “Well, come, my friend, tell me—what are you going to do ?” “ Send for Mr. Bichard Coombe." “ And what’ll he do ?” “ Set the dogs on you!” “ Murder me ?” “No, not exactly murder. We don’t call it murder if you should be killed.” '»,< t “And you really mean you’d serve a poor fel low like that, who, after all, has only wanted tq make a bit of a start for himself at the., outset—l mean, at the decline of life) having been always one of the most unlucky devils under the sun ? Hang it, man let me off for once. Take a five-pound my whole capital—and I’ll swear never to coma here again in this way as I long as live." . “ Can’t be done,” said the manager. 1/ “ Well, old fellow, mind one thing—Mr. Rich-k ard Coombe will think not of me alone, but of you.” t “What d’ye mean by that?” . I ‘ ‘Haven’t you let me take those impressions ?’t. The manager changed color a little at thisjy and there was a pause, during which the mop®- Sir Moses urged his suit again. At last tha manager said— “ Come, I will give you a chance while doing? my duty. I’ve got the impressions, and I’nf smashing ’em together in my pocket while T speak—and see there I” «• - w-I He opened a window, and threw the lump of wax out, and it was heard to fall in the watef s below. H “Now you may say what you like, my nobld Sir Moses, and who’ll believe you ?” , “ Well, that’s magnanimous, I confess,” ob< served Sir Moses, with increased audacity. I “ Magnanimous ?” said the puzzled manager? “ Certainly, if you are going to give me a? chance for my life and limbs, my soul and body,’ my skin and bone.” t The manager could not help a dry laugh at the impostor’s good humor and confidence, even under such trying conditions. . > “Well, look you; you see where you are.’ There is the door ready open for your escape, I am going to the kennel. I shall open the door,' You will be then a hundred yards in advance, for you may start at once 1” “ Hold, I entreat you, one moment 1” said! the anxious Sir Moses. “ You are armed; you —you’ll fire at me if I attempt to escape before you give me leave. Give me, then, one boon/ and I ask no more. Let me have one look outside, that I may not rush instantly into de struction.” < ■■ “ Well, that’s fair. Go, then ; but, take my word for it, I’ll fetch you down if you start f and then, if I miss you, there’ll still be tha dogs 1” ) That last argument penetrated, and was ac cepted as final in Sir Moses’ brain. So ho walked very slowly out, arranging his dress, handling matters in his pockets, and so on, and then took a good look out. ■<' Ho seemed so familiar with the scene as not, to have the smallest need of instituting the exi amination he had spoken of. But his attention seemed to be directed to the question of thq people be met, for the dinner hour; was nearly Over. One rapid glance satisfied him, aud then ba turned, and said coolly to the manager : «. ji “ Ago has its privileges. lam an old man in( constitution, if not in years. You cannot want those brutes to tear me in pieces. You want tq frighten me. I deserve it, I own. But I qm frightened. Won’t that do, without your tak? ing any more trouble ?” , I The manager could scarcely resist an answers ing smile to the smile that accompanied these!, words, but he said: ■' “Well, if you can escape to that hill, there are many chances for you, and the ddgs don’ff caro to go much further. If you go to the edgq of the pond, you ought to be able, even though you are not very active, to reach the hill. Fcaff my friend, is a fine incentive. Good-bye. I’nx oil for the dogs! I’ll go slow, and advise yofr to go fast!” ar. Sir Moses needed no further hint. In an ink stant he sprang out like a shot from a b<sw, and the manager, seeing the movement, was aware? he had beoii twice humbugged. His pity and? geniality vanished. He really had meant tdf take care no harm should happen beyond th? horrible fright, for he had ordered the hulnair brute who fed them to be ready to go with tbemk and restrain them ; but, Seeing the second de? ception—the old man change into a young ona —his whole spirit soured, and he rap, with k real thirst for vengeance, to the kennel, shout? ing aloud: ■ ■ ' •I “Now, Butcher, now! Unchain then)l There’s an interloper here 1” J The door was opened and the dogs unchained simultaneously. Butcher ran out, the ddgs with him, till they were all in the open air, and saw the fugitive careering along at a great pace} leaping every obstacle in his progress—fences? ditches, water-courses. Away went the dogs, soon leaving Butcher behind. Sir Moses cast one glance behind him ; sawt nothing just for one moment, then saw the twq black monsters, side by side, crossing a littlq knoll, and obviously rapidly gaining on him. There was no cry from either of them, and the unhappy Sir Moses remembered vividlj just then the story the manager had told liinj of their silence while worrying the sleepy arjjd san in the mill,