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Sunday Edition, February 12.
port of Mr. Forrest was neither remarkable for ex
cellence nor the reverse. Mr. W. Harris made a fair
&dgar. Mr. T. E. Morris would have been an excel
gk Kent had he been perfect in the lines of his
t Mr. Charles Allerton was the most lamentable
are in the part of Edmund we have ever witnessed,
fee had no conception of the part, nor did he even
deliver the lines respectably. His playing was
remarkable for two things: utter misunderstand
ing of the character he was representing, and a fore
lock, which he had plastered low down on his fore
head—-even in the last scene, where he is dressed in
mail, he did not hide the distinguishing forelock.
It U a more agreeable task to turn to the playing of
Cordelia by Miss Lillie. She gave us a sweet, pleasing,
and graceful picture of the true, loving daughter,
Jvhose “voice was ever soft, gentle and low.” We
flo hot remember to have seen the character more
thoroughly appreciated, or more truthfully repre
sented than it was by Miss Lillie on Wednesday
jpvening. The “ pelican daughters,” Goneril and
IRegan received justice from Miss Alice Placide and
Miss Jennie Walters. “King Lear” is announced
for performance this week, for every evening with
the exception of Saturday, when Miss Effie Johns
Will appear as Fanchon, which she will also play at
the Saturday matinee. In consequence of our du
ties forbidding our absence from the newspaper of
fice, we were unable to see this young lady in
Fanchon, consequently we cannot speak knowingly
fts to her merits; but report has it that she is a
pleasing and very meritorious young actress.
. Wallack’s Theatre.— Buiwer Lytton’s Com
edy of “Money” was produced, for the first time
this season, at Wallack’s theatre on Monday last,
end played to one of the best houses we have seen
there lately. This fine corned}’ is one English
dramatist’s best efforts, affording some very powerful
contrasts between real worth and good feeling
and vulgar parsimoniousness. That every justice
was done to the work by the very powerful cast
filled the various parts, and the admirable
manner in which it was put upon the stage, need
hardly be stated. Mr. Lester Wallack, of course,
assumed the part of Alfred Evelyn, and a most life
like, manly impersonation it was. Mr. Chas. Rock
well made an excellent Lord Glossmore, and Mr.
t)has. Fisher a most amusing Graves. Mr. Ring
gold, Mr. Barry, and Miss Mestayer, all deserve
great credit for the material aid they lent to make
this fine old comedy such a success. To-morrow
and Thursday night will be performed “ Home and
Blue Devils.” Tuesday will be the last night of
on Wednesday and Saturday will be re
peated “ The Clandestine Marriage,” and on Friday
night and 'Saturday matinee, “ Money ” will be the
attraction-. Among the many novelties which are in
preparation at this theatre, may be noted, Dances’
comedy of “A Morning Call,” which will be per
formed here for the first time, Morion’s comedy of
•* Woodcock’s Little Game,” and T. W. Robertson’s
Booth’s Theatre.—Mr. Edwin Booth con
tinues to delight the patrons of his theatre with his
masterly delineation of “ Richelieu,” and will do so
for three weeks more, when it will be withdrawn in
favor of, wo presume, Shakspere’s delightful comedy
of “Much Ado About Nothing.” To those persons,
therefore, who have not yet witnessed this eminent
actor’s impersonation of the Cardinal, we would say,
flo not lose the opportunity afforded during the re
maining nights of its performance to witness one of
the most brilliant histrionic efforts of the present
time. Next Saturday evening Mr. Lawrence Barrett
Will assume the role of King James F., in the play of
The King of the Commons.” “ Richelieu” will be
performed at the matinee on Saturday.
The management has made arrangements with
Mr. James M. Wehli for a series of grand matinee
performances, and the first of them will be given to
morrow, at 2 o’clock. Mr. Wehli will be assisted at
these musical matinees by Madame Salvotte, sopra
no; Herr Remmertz, basso; and Mr. McDonald,
tenor; with Mr. Geo. W. Colby as director. These
performances cannot but prove popular with lovers
Qf music.
. Olympic Theatre.—On Monday night last,
despite the almost Arctic severity of the weather, -a
pretty numerous audience assembled to witness the
performance of Mr. Fox as Richelieu, in the the new
burlesque by Messrs. Schonberg and De Walden, and
they were well rewarded for their pluck. The bur
lesque is in two acts, and follows the thread pretty
Closely ot the original tale ; and we must say it is
One of the finest pieces of genuine burlesque we have
Been on the stage for a long time. It is almost im
possible to describe Mr. Fox’s delineation of the
Cardinal; it is one of those representations which
must be seen to be properly understood and appre
ciated. That Mr. Fox has based his representation
on the well-known and much admired delineation of
the Cardinal, by Mr. Edwin Booth, it is almost un
necessary to state, and it is really astonishing, as
well as highly ludicrous to observe how closely he
follows that gentleman in every movement and trick
of acting, even to his dress. Few persons have a
better idea of real burlesque acting, and thus while
tfll around him are in convulsions of laughter, he is
himself as quiet and as serious as a mute at a
funeral is supposed to be. Little Jennie Teamans
fully enlisted the sympathy and enthusiasm of her
audience by her spirited representation of Francois.
Miss Ada Harland made a most captivating De Mau
prat, while Mr. Coleman made a ferocious-looking
Baradas, and Mr. Beane an oleaginous Joseph. The
incidental music, which is efficiently performed by
an enlarged orchestra, is well deserving of com
mendation, and adds greatly to the enjoyment of the
Wood’s Museum.—Notwithstanding the in
clement state of the weather during the past week,
the attendance at this popular place of amusement
has been very good. To-morrow night will be pro
duced, for the first time, the superb burlesque, en
titled “Lucretia Borgia.” Mr. W. B. Cahill, the
eminent burlesque artist, has been specially engaged
for this burlesque, along with a well selected com
pany, which will enable the management to present
this piece with all that completeness in detail for
which it h&s become so well known. New scenery,
costumes, &c., will be employed in order to render
this burlesque the dramatic hits of the sea
son. It will be preceded by the favorite drama of
•‘ Norah Creina,” with a poweful cast. The Coleman
Children will conclude their engagement at this
theatre with the present week, appearing each after
fernoon at two o’clock in “ The Loan of a Lover,”
•‘Nan, the Good for Nothing,” and “ The Swiss Cot
tage.” Altogether, the entertainment provided for
the amusement of the up-town residents of our city
at “Woods’s,” cannot be surpassed for novelty and
excellence. Mr. E. Eddy, thelpopular actor, will ap
pear in “ Monte Cristo” on Monday the 20th inst.
Fifth Avenue Theatre.—“ Saratoga” has
been played to good houses each evening during the
past week, and the same success will, in all proba
bility, continue to follow it till its withdrawal from
the boards of Mr. Daly’s Theatre. When that occur
rence will take place, it is at present impossible to
say, as the hold it has obtaiued in public favor is not
likely to be weakened for some time. The matinee
performances also draw audiences of the most fash
ionable and intelligent character.
Bowery Theatre.—The frolicsome Clown,
the fussy Pantaloon, the spry Harlequin, and the
graceful Columbine, have disappeared from the Bow
ery boards, and they are succeeded by Mr. J. C.
Campbell, a delineator of the negroes of the drama.
On Monday night he will appear in a new drama,
written for him by Mr. J. McCloskey, entitled,
•‘Pomp; or, ’Way Down South.” In the play, Mr.
Campbell will introduce characteristic songs, dances,
and plantation sports, and the play will be put upon
* the stage with new scenery, costumes, complicated
machinery, and music specially arranged for it.
JThere will also be presented a panorama of the Mis
sissippi, with a steamboat explesion, a sensational
railroad scene, and a duel across a table. Mr. Camp
bell comes to us with the reputation of an actor who
is competent to give thorough expression to the va
rious shades of Ethiopic characteristics as they ap
pear among the negroes of the South, and also with
the credit of being a fine eccentric singer and excel
lent dancer. The other characters of the drama will
be sustained by the entire strength of the company.
The farce of “The Man and Tiger” will precede the
drama every night of the week. On Friday evening,
Mr. Cam’ bell will take a benefit.
Mrs. F. B. Conway’s Park Theatre, Brook
lyn.—ln consequence of the extraordinary success
which has attended the engagement of Mr. John
Brougham, Mrs. Conway has prevailed upon him to
give another week’s performance at the Park Thea
v tro. It certainly must have been extremely gratify
ing to the enterprising lady who manages this thea
thre, as well as to Mr. Brougham, to find that the
people of Brooklyn entertain so thorough an appre
ciation of their effprts to amuse and entertain them.
To-morrow night, Mr. Brougham will appear, by
. special request, in the character of Shylock, in his in
imitable burlesque tragedy, entitled “Much Ado
About a Merchant of Venice,” and in which role he
has attainec a high reputation. The performance
will conclude with the sketch of “Married Life”
On Saturday, will be given the last Brougham mat
inee. “Saratoga” is in rehearsal, and will shortly
be produced. That it will prove a most decided suc
cess there can be very little doubt.
Harry Hill’s Concert Saloon.—Few of our
readers are unacquainted with the concert saloon of
Harry Hill, at No. 26 East Houston street, and the
excellent entertainment which is nightly offered
to the public within its walls. The present week,
however, will be one of unusual attraction, the
enterprising Harry having engaged Prof. Baca, the
renowned magician, who will perform his wondorful
rope-tying feat," and Madame Lawlor's celebrated
troupe of Female Minstrels, who will render some
Of their finest songs, dances, Ac., in their usual style.
Theatre Comique.— The unflagging exer
tions of Messrs. Butler and Gilmore to render the
programme at this theatre one of the most attractive
in the city, are meeting with the success they so
richly deserve, crowded houses testifying to the
favor in which they are held by the public at large.
The Lauri Family will continue the representation
of their highly successful and very amusing panto
mime of “Tot.” The great gymnasts, Hawley and
Miaco, will go through their astonishing perform
ances as the “Flying Men of the Air,” and the popu
lar ballet troupe will render the beautiful ballet of
the “ White Camelia.” The bill of fare is crowded,
beside, with numerous attractions, which will afford
the members of this talented troupe an opportunity
of exhibiting their various specialties. Matinees,
Wednesday and Saturday, at 2X«
Globe Theatre.—At this theatre, the new
Irish drama of “ The Green Banner” was produced
last week, and has been played to crowded and en
thusiastic audiences. Josh Hart as Fitzmorris, and
Bessie Sudlow as Biddy O'Brady, have both made a
great hit in their respective characters, and were
very warmly applauded. Master Barney and S.
Rickey also created a sensation by their fine jig
dancing in this piece. “The Green Banner” will
be repeated this week. The Walhalla Troupe, with
little 80-Peep and the prismatic fountains, will also
continue to delight the patrons of the Globe. In ad
dition to the already large troupe of artists at this
theatre, the well-known Messrs. Delehanty and
Hcngler will make their appearance to-morrow even
ing, and will, no doubt, receive an enthusiastic wel
come. The veteran negro delineator, Charles How
ard, will also appear to-morrow night. Matinees on
Wednesday and Saturday.
New York Circus.—Mr. J. Kelly, the great
bottaute leaper, made his appearance here last-week,
and was very cordially received ; but Mr. Lent has
among his stock company the finest and most daring
leapers in the world, and Mr. Kelly’s performance did'
not quite create the sensation that was anticipated.
The circus has, we are glad to say, beem extremely
well attended, the matinee performances in particu
lar appearing to gather together audiences of the
most fashionable character. Mlle Caroline Rolland’s
daring equestrian acis on barebacked steeds are the
wonder and admiration of all, and the groat Melville
and his infant son in their wonderful performances,
are always warmly applauded. The trained horses,
Lilliputian ponies, and “canine comedians*” go
through their amusing tricks to the delight and ad
miration of the little folks, to whom this circus forms
a source of perennial attraction. Matinees are given
every Wednesday and Saturday at half past two.
Lina Edwin’s Theatre.—Boucicault’s drama
of “ Hunted Down” is still the attraction at this snug
little theatre, every seat in which lias been filled
during the past week to witness Miss Laura Keene’s
charming and womanly impersonation of the hero
ine, Mary Leigh. The excellent company which Miss
Keene has under her management enables her to
render this play in a manner worthy of its merits,
and the numerous audiences, by their presence and
approval, have acknowledged their hearty apprecia
tion of her efforts to entertain them. “ Hunted
Down” will be repeated this week, and at the mati
nee on Saturday.
Signor Aptonio Barili, the accomplished
maestro and popular teacher of singing, in this <sity, will
give two representations of Donizetti’s charming ooera,
“Maria de Rohan,” on the 15th and 17th inst., at the
Union League Theatre. In his endeavors to foster a
taste for Italian opera in this city, Signor Barili de
serves the encouragement of every amateur and lover of
music, and on the present occasion he will be assisted
by a number of his pupils and other amateurs. It is
alsp intended, shortly, to produce the opera of “Il Tro
vatore,” in which Miss JNininger, a niece of Senator
R. msey, who is a promising pupil of Signor Ettore Ba
rili, and Dr. Valentine, a fine baritone singer, a pupi
of Antonio Barili. ]
Mr. Charles Wyndham returns from Europe
by an early steamer, having materially strengthened his
company by additions cm the other side of the Atlantic.
For the performance of operetta and vaudeville he has
engaged Miss Annie Goodall, of the Crystal Palace Con
certs, London. He has also engaged Miss Margaret
Young, leading juvenile lady of the Adelphi, London,
Mr. Charles Harcourt, and Mr. George Giddens, a low
comedian of considerable eminence. These will render
Mr. Wyndham’s one of the best comedy companies in
this country. Their Winter tour will commence at Buf
falo. on the 6th of March, and the energeiic Mr. G. Gen
ese is retained as their agent.
On last Monday evening the sensational
drama, “The Old Man of the Mountain; or.
The Days of Richard of the Lion Heart,” was produced
at the Chestnut, Philadelphia. We suppose this is the
same play which was performed at the Old Chatham
Theatre of this city, some twenty or twenty-three years
ago. If so, we doubt not but it will prove a success, as
it gives great opportunity for scenic display and tbe em
ployment of gorgeous wardrobes. The cast at the
Chestnut includes Phillis Glover, Charles R Thorne,
Lily Vining Davenport, James E. Nagle, Walter Len
nox, H. B. Philips, George Metkiff, ana others.
Mr. Fechter’s acting does not seem to have
given entire satisfaction to tbe Pittsburghers. The
Leader says: “After all that has been said about his style
‘being different from that of other actors,’ and the ‘im
possibility of comparing him with others,’ etc., the fact
remains that the Pittsburgh people were a little disap
pointed in Mr. Fechter. His French accent is against
him a little, his French intonation is somewhat worse.
But the principal objection felt to him was neither of
these. It was, rather, that his transitions from one pas
sion to another were so sudden as to convey the impres
sion of unnaturalness or insincerity.
The Lydia Thompson Burlesque Troupe
have drawn well at the Arch, Philadelphia, during tne
past two weeks. Last week “Lurline: or, the Knight
and the Naiads,” was performed. The bills inform us
that during the .first act “a grand moral ballet” was
performed. What, “in the name of all the gods at
once,” is a “grand moral ballet ? ”
At the California Theatre, San Francisco,
Tom Taylor’s “’Twixt Ax.and Crown” was produced on
the 30th of January, with Miss Rose Evans as Lady
Elizabeth, John McCullough as Edward Courtenay, and
Mrs. Sophie Edwin as Queen Mary. The playing of
Miss Evans is highly extolled by the San Francisco
The management of Davenport’s Chestnut
Street Theatre, in Philadelphia, have been fortunate in
securing J. C. Foster’s grand spectacular drama, “The
Old Man of the Mountain.” Nightly the house is liter
ally packed, and the immense audiences that go to wit
ness the piece indicate that it will have a long run.
Mr. William Horace Lingard, Miss Alice
Dunning Lingard, and Miss Dickie Lingard, were at
the Opera House, Pittsburgh, last week. “David Gar
rick,” one of the late Mr. Robertson’s earlier comedies,
was produced. Mr. Lingard played the part of Squire
Chivey, and Alice Dunning that of Ada Ingot.
•‘The Streets of New York” was produced at
the Boston, last Monday, with Frank Mayo as Tom
Badger, and Charles T. Parsloe as Bob the Bootblack.
Mr. Mayo’s engagement ends with this week, and “The
Twelve Temptations,” with all the Grand Opera House
accessories, will be presented.
At the Academy of Music, Philadelphia,
Caroline Rictnngs-Bernard occupied the boards last
week, with the exception of one evening, when a grand
German concert, in which Miss Jennie Von Busk. Miss
Alma Krause, Mr. Joseph Hermans, and Mr. Wilhelm
Lotti assisted.
The burning of the Adelphi Theatre, Bos
ton, was a lamentable affair, though fortunately no
lives were lost. It robbed, however, a number of
meritorious actors and actresses of their stage ward
robes, and throws them out of employment in the depth
of winter.
Mrs. F. W. Lander was at Wall’s Opera
House, Washington, last week. She was supported by
Messrs. J. H. Taylor, Varry, Struthers, Dalton, Livick,
Bradley, and Burton, and by Misses Kate Denin, Jennie
Gourley, La Forest, Emily Ince, and others.
Bartholomew and Maffit are playing in the
pantomime of “Robinson Crusoe; or, Harlequin,
Friday, and the King of the Carribee Islands, at
Howard Athenseum, Boston. Delehanty and Hengler
are, also, at this house.
Mr. Edwin Adams and Miss Ida Vernon com
menced an engagement last week at the Pittsburgh
Opera House. They opened in “Wild Oats,” Mr,
Adame as Rover, and Miss Vernon as Lady Amaranth.
Mr. E. L. Davenport’s benefit at the Chest
nut. Philadelphia, on Friday, the 3d. was a success, and
showed the appreciation the Philadelphians have for
this fine actor and accomplished gentleman.
Mr. Lewis Baker was the recipient of a testi
monial benefit in New Orleans, on the 20th of January.
His many friends in this city will be pleased to learn
that it was in every way a success.
At the American Museum and Menagerie,
Philadelphia, “A Day in Paris” is running, with W. H.
Otis, Harry Hawk and Miss Jennie Smith in the cast.
Mr. Theodore Ihomas gave two concerts in
Washington the past week. They were, the papers of
that city say, pecuniary as well as artistic successes.
Moses W. Fiske, the comedian, has been
added to the Globe company, Boston, and made his first
appearance last Wednesday evening.
J. V. Gilbert is organizing a dramatic com
pany in Atlanta, Ga., and with it will shortly make a
tour of the principal Southern cities.
John 8. Clarke played his farewell engage
ment at the Walnut, Philadelphia, prior to his depart
ure for Europe.
Sallie Hinckley and George W. Thompson
wore in Colorado in the latter part of January.
The Lisa Weber burlesque troupe were at
the National, Cincinnati, week before last.
Mlle. Zoe’s dramatic company are Jperform
ing in the country towns of Pennsylvania.
The Amy Stone sensation troupe are playing
in Connecticut at present.
John E. Owens was at the Athenaaum, Taun
ton, Mass., on the 9th.
“Saratoga” is announced as in preparation
at the Globe, Boston.
J. H. Milbum is at Fox’s American Theatre,
Walh Wmu
A Bemarkaele Reduction in Prices.
—The latest Spring styles of English carpet
ing at the world-renowned carpet store, No.
99 Bowery, Hxbam Andebson’s. Immense as
sortment of the best Brussels, Three-Ply, and
Ingrain carpets ; oil cloths, mats and mattings.
The greatest bargains of the season.
N. B.—English Brussels figured carpets, at
85 cts. per pard; Ingrain carpets, 60 cts., 70
cts., 80 cts. per yard. Call at No. 99 Bowery.
The dining saloon of Messrs. Leg
gett & Storms, Nos. 44, 46 and 48 Chatham
street, is deservedly popular. Here you can
have a selection of the choicest meat, fish and
§ame in the market, or you can have a “ sad
le-rock roast,” the very recolleotion of which
will make your mouth water for days after.
Mr. S. J. Delan, of N 0.357 Grand
street, is well and favorably known for the
quality of the wedding-rings and watches
which are to be seen at his store, at the above
Fob a good, substantial dinner, we
would recommend our readers to pay a visit to
the large and comfortable restaurant of Mr.
Samuel H. Crook, at No. 84 Chatham street,
for there they may obtain a selection of delica
cies which would tempt the appetite of an an
chorite. The attendance, also, is all that could
be desired.
A welb-cocK’ed chop cX' steal., a
good cigar, and a splendid select-STfr of tWaos
and spirits of the Rawest vintages, m luxur
ies not often to be with, but the/ J&n Al
ways be had at the WoC<lbine, corner Oi
teenth street and Sixth of which V®®
Nolan is the proprietor.
Furs, regardless of cost to manu
facture, must be sold. Bargains. An early
call. Broadway, corner of Fulton stree’t.
The old established concert saloon
of Habby Hill, at No. 26 East Houston street,
is the ne plus ultra of comfort and amusement
and, therelore, deserving of liberal
Swiss Carved Goods. —The Swiss
Manufacturing Company, No.. 36 East Four
teenth street, (upstairs,) corner of University
place, New York.
The Wrong Way to Meet A Charge—C.’tib
bing an Unresisting Man—Blunders at the
Station House—A Surprise Party—Great is
Lager—Burnt Brandy—Putting a Pistol in
Mine Eye-A Mysterious Box.
Officers on trial frequently make a great mistake in
the manner in which they conduct their cases. In
stead of confining themselves to the defense that
they have, and make a strong point of it, they at
tempt to make villainous attacks on the character of
the complainant, without being able to show any
reason to justify it. This was the position in which
Officer Halton, of the Eighteenth Precinct, placed
himself, who was charged with
Samuel Hart on the head. The effects of the club
were visible on the head, and its application was not
denied. His justification was that after the arrest
had been made, Hart put his hand in his breast as if
to draw a pistol, and then he considered himself ex
cused in using the club. But he neglected to press
that point as strong as he might have done, and
thought proper to pursue another line of defense.
Mr. Hart, the complainant, said he was on his way
home early on the afternoon of the 26th ult., slightly
under the influence of liquor. His wife was with
him, and he was smoking a cigar. He jostled against
a man named Wyman, and his cigar fell from his
mouth. Stooping to pick it up, he asked of Wyman
to be excused. “Yes, I'll excuse you,” replied Wy
. man, at the same time hitting him in the mouth.
Hart, of course, hit back, harder than was probably
expected, as
and took shelter there. Hart was then going on
when Halton came over and arrested him, and or
dered him to go oack so that he might get Wyman to
go io court and prefer a charge. Wyman wouldn’t
come until called three or four times. A crowd was
then beginning to gather, and Hart asked the officer
to take him to the station house, and not collect a
crowd; and when Wyman would not coffie, he asxed
who had a charge to'make against him. “I have,”
said the officer, at the same time
After being hit, the prisoner had to show tbe
officer the way to the station house. But there is
nothing strange about that, as Halton belonged to
the Eighteenth Precinct, and this occurred in the
Tenth, just after he had left Essex Market Court with
a prisoner. Hart was held for assaulting Wyman,
was tried and acquitted. These are the facts of the
assault. Halton, who acted as his own counsel, thus
. cross-examined Hart:
“ What do you do for a living ?”
“I am a traveler.”
“ Aye, aroups the old Bowery Theatre. I would
like to know who you travel for ?”
“ I travel for Mr. Vetchel.”
“ Don’t you house around No. 54 Bowery ?”
“No, sir.”
“Ain’t you a gambler—what they call a skinner?”
“ I don’t know what that is.”
“ Don’t you ru,n a keno game at No. 54 Bowery ?”
“ No, sir; I haven’t any knowledge of keno.”
“You have no legitimate business?” (This was
said in the regular old-fashioned, bbmbastio style of
Slippery Dick.)
“ I never gambled in my life/' added Hart; “ the
man has made a mistake.”
“ Well, now,” continued Halton, “didn’t you used
to be a runner at Castle Garden ?”
“ A runner 1” exclaimed Mr. Hart, with an artful
innocence that provoked a smile. “I don't know
what you mean. What is a runner—a man that runs ■
quick ?”
“ Come, now—didn’t you say if you shot me or
Wyman, you had political influence to get you out
of it ?”
“Political influence! Why, I have only been
three years in tne country 1”
“Didn't you offer to bet me a hundred dollars that
I didn’t dare to take hold of you ?”
Hart looked at his querist with child-like wonder
ment, then said:
“ I never had a hundred dollars in my pocket in
my life.”
Four other witnesses testified that
and one for the defense said Hart struck the officer
before he was struck. The case was sent to the
Board, and the Board dismissed him from the de
Citizens arc often put to unnecessary trouble as
well as annoyance, through the stupidity of some
officers in command at the station-house. An in
stance of that was shown on the trial of Officer John
Grennan, ot the Eighteenth Precinct. George Duf
fonback, residing at No. 337 First avenue, was on his
way homo the night of the 30th ult., when he was as
saulted by a stranger, who followed up the assault
by chasing him, when the man ran into an officer’s
hands, and was arrested. The prisoner was taken
half a block to the station-house, and then let go.
When Mr. Diffenbacfc asked what that meant, he was 1
told to go to the lower regions. He proceeded to the
station-house and told the officer in command, and
stated the case, and when the assault occurred. The
sergeant supposing that it must be Grennan, gave
his name, and he was put on trial. On the trial Mr.
Diffenback said that going home ho met a young ,
man that lived in the house with him. He told him 1
to come home, or he would lock the door, and he 1
couldn’t get in. The two proceeded about half a
block, and saw a couple of men that had their hands
in their pockets. All of a sudden one of tbe men
came up, and with an oath said: “ I must lick you.”
Mr. Diffenback stood quietly looking on while his
friend was being thrashed. Finishing up his friend,
they came to him and said: “Do you take his part ?”
He very meekly replied: “No,” and was
and he ran for his life when the officer arrested his
Grennan—Am I the man that made the arrest ?
Witness—No, it was a red faced man tliat had
The case, of course, was dismissed. The duty of
the officer in command was to have put the platoon
on the floor, and see if Mr. Diffenback could identify
If Officer Glass, of the Twentieth Precinct, is up
before- the Board as often in the next six years as he
has been in the past, he will come to be a personal
acquaintance of the Commissioners. Since 1864 he
has been up for trial forty-eight times, but to his
credit, be it said, on all occasions the fines have been
light, a day or a reprimand. On thip occasion he
was charged with leaving his post and entering Em.
met Hall, in Thirtieth street. Glass acknowledged
going in there; it was a sort of surprise party, and
he thought it a disturbance. Commissioner Ma
nierre wanted to know which was surprised, the of
ficer or the party. Glass, however, dodged the in
quiry by saying that five minutes before that he
passed the door and was asked to put some boys out,
which he did, and coming out he met the rounds
man. The case was referred to the Board.
Silas M. Saunders, of the Eleventh Precinct, was
charged with being off post in a lager beer saloon in
Sixth street. The roundsman said that Saunders
walked slowly up to the saloon, at a policeman’s
gait, stopped a moment at the door, looked up and
down the street and the avenue, then dodged into
the hall leading to the saloon. The roundsman went
in immediately after him, and found him warming
himself by the stove. Saunders said h® went in
there to put rowdies out; he had been called in by
the proprietor. The testimony for the prosecution
and the defense hardly agrees. Saunders did not
benefit his case by saying that Brown, ever since he
had been made roundsman, had been dodging him.
The casa was referred to the Board, and the Board
dismissed him,
Officer Brennan, of the Fifteenth Precinct, wae
charged with entering the station-house under the
influence of liquor. The captain and roundsman
both testified that he entered the station-house in
citizen clothes and reported himself sick. If sick he
was also under the influence of liquor, so much bo
that they would not have let him go on post. The
officer’s story was this: He had been on duty six
hours on a snowy, blustery night, the snow ankle
deep. He had hardly left the station-house when
his feet became soaking wet Hour after hour he
trudged through the snow with his cold wet feet He
told the roundsman of his condition, who advised
him to go to the station-house aud put on dry stock
ings and boots. When he went to the
station-house, and his feet and legs were swollen
and cold, and before he reached home chills attacked
him. He went to bed and tried to get into a sweat,
and to bring about that effect his wife gave him
dose of burnt brandy. The effects of the brandy
had not got off when he went to the station-house to
report sick. His wife wanted to take the message,
but he would not let her. The case was referred to
the Board.
Citizen Queller, a grocer's clerk, residing at No.
427 East Nineteenth street, made complaint against
Officer Leslie, of the Eighteenth Precinct, charging
him with entering his bedroom and
and then clubbing him on the knee. The beginning
of the difficulty is best told by Joseph Oser, who
“ keeps a place” at Nineteenth street and Avenue A.
He said: I vas In mine place with mine bar-keeper,
unt after 11 o’clooks two rowdies they comes unt ask
for oysters, unt I gives them oysters. Then they
asks for beer, unt I gives them beer; then they ask
for drinks, unt I gives them drinks. Unt sometime
after they had a big knife, unt they cut me here unt
here. Au’ I hollered “Vatch! vatch!” unt the
vatchman he comes over, unt the fellows they runs
to Nineteenth strausse, right into this hallvay, and
this man, Quellan, he rans in, too, unt it vas dark,
unt I says, “ Vatch, das Ist de man.” Here we leave
Mr. Oser, and give Quellan's account of what took
place in the room. He said: The officer he came
rushing in mine room, and said, “Shoot! shoot!”
an’ drive the pistol in mine eye. When he does that
I hollos, an’ holds his waist so he can’t shoot mine
head off. An’ I runs out in the hall, and the boss
says I am not the man, and he after him and catches
the fellow.
Officer Leslie stated that when he pursued the
would-be-murderers, who fled into Quelian’s hallway.
Quellan ran in with them and closed the door, and
from his flight he tudged him to be one of the fugi
tives, and knowingjthat he had a knife he drew his
pistol before entering the room. He denied club
bing Quellan with it. Leslie could have been but a
few minutes in the room, for on being informed he
lot go of him, and went right after the right party
who had used the knife, and captured the men three
blocks offi The case was dismissed by the Board.
* r, of the Eighth Precinct, had hr fl post,
. Grand street, from Broadway to Sullivan strfeot.’ In
stead of patroling it, he went down to a bashuient,
. where he was timed stairding fifteen minutest His
1 defense was that he had been called off his post to
quell a disturbance, and When he came back, a pri
vate watchman informed him that two suspicions
persons had been lurking arSiind. To catch them>
down the stairs, just for pnough to get a
of the street. It was a rather thin excuse, that.
Had fie keen on the look-out, he have seen the
rounc&man standing only half a eftbek off. In reply,
the roundsman said he saw him go- down there, and
the watcnfiian epn-e from there with an empty box,
and turn into Greene street. When the watchman
he came up on his post. There was- a mystery
abfcjit the box' that was not explained. s?he ease was
referred to the* Board.
There wei'9 two charges preferred against Hayden,
of the Seventh Precinct,.the first for leavinghis post
about sixty feet, snd being found standing. in the
doorway of a liqudr saloon, corner of Monrbe and
Jefferson streets, icadipg to the inference that he
had been in drinking or'getting a drink handed oul
to him. The second charge was threatening to* 6r put
a head” on Roundsman Kel'N- a -a clear violation- of
the iules of the department. The defense to the
first charge was, that a portion of the store was ofi
his post It was closed, and he saw two
men hanging around, and that induced him to ti-y
the door. The answer to that by the roundsman
was, that the place was open a few minutes before
that, and there was a light in it. To the second
. charge Roundsman Kelly said: After asking Hayden
what he had been doing in the doorway of the liquor
saloon, he twisted the thong of his club, placed him
self in a fighting position, and gave him the lie di
rect. He flourished his club as if about to strike,
and said, “You lie if you say I was there. You are
not big enough or smart enough for me, or the four
or five suckers in the station house. They are not
smart enough for me.”
Commissioner Manierre—Was he excited ?
Kelly—The most excited man I ever saw. I had an
encounter with gorillas during the war, and I never
saw one so excited as he was. He ran to the station
house, leaving his post, and came back again, and
says: “I had the sergeant to smell my breath.” I
said I had not accused him of drinking. He followed
me all around, and the ladies opened tbeir windows
to see what this regular police fight was about. You
could hear the officer several blocks off. Then I told
him, “ You are disorderly, I will have to arrest you.”
The other roundsman ordered him away. He went
on a block and came back, and attacked me again,
and wanted to compel me, under threats, to give the
names of the suckers in the station-house that had
told talas on him.
Hayden made a counter charge against Kelly, of
improper conduct, and this gave Hayden a chance to
have his say. After coming from the station-house,
said Hayden, where his breath had been tested by
two sergeants, he said ta Kelly that that was more
than he pould stand. Thereupon the roundsman
tapped Hayden on the shoulder and asked him if he
wanted to fight; asked if he drank liquor; said he
would be obliged to make a charge, and after telling
him that he had drank nothing that night, but the
roundsman’s breath wouldn’t stand it. Kelly there
upon threatend to strike him with his club.
One witness corroborated Kelly, two Hayden, and
at the conclusion o£ the trial, Kelly said that Hayden
had told somebody that il he was dismissed from the
force he would murder the roundsrpan. It Kelly is
so scared of his life, he should ask to be transferred
beyond the city limits—say Yonkers. Both cases
were referred to the Board.
Fagan and McSherry, of the Thirteenth Precinct,
were charged with leaving th’e station-house when
on reserve duty without leave, and m a novel man
ner. They were absent from the station-house an
hour and a hatf, and were not seen going out or
coming in by the sergeant at the desk. Doorman
Krowl was .the accuser. When asked how they got
out, he said: “ I will tell you how I found it out. I
went in tEe second platoon to close the windows, and
found a knotted rope made fast to a bed which ran
down to an alley from the second story window.
McSherry, in his defense, said he wasn’t out of the
house, he was in it all the time. He went in the
house at seven, and left at twelve o’clock. When the
doorman was looking for him he must have been in
bed a part of the time, and in the yard some other
portion of the time.
Krowl—l went through the whole sectiqn room,
and took the names of all the men that were there,
and these two officers were not in the house.
Fagan said very innocently he couldn’t see how
the doorman could miss him. He stood In the frofit
door of the stationhouse when he was missed, and
did not go from the house. He thought the sergeant
saw him, as he was coat and hatless. As tor
McSherry, he saw him in bed.
One of the witnesses for the officers swore that
the doorman looked in the wrong section room, to
find the men in bed. If the officers lowered them
selves by the rope and then hoisted themselves by
it, they are very clever gymnasts. The case was re
ferred to the Board.
He Is Married and Happy—He Jleets an Af
finity and Fails—Receives a Visit frem a
Big Brother—He Asts for Aid in His Agony,
To the Editor of the N. Y. Dispatch :
Deab Sra: I wish to relate my sorrows, my troub
les, my wrongs to the public. Will you give space to
one who has long read and admired your brillian t
paper, that he may show the world the
who have fastened themselves upon him, and are
sucking away his substance, rendering his life un
happy, filling his waking hours with dread, and
crowding his sleeping hours with maddening un
rest ? This is my story: lam the offspring of poor,
but very intelligent parents. I was bom some forty
years ago. I am now an orphan. When about
twenty-five I entered into business and prospered.
At the end of two years I married. I need not say
that I loved my wife with an intensity bordering on 1
adoration. She returned my love with Juliet-like
fervor. Years passed, and I became the father
of two boys and one girl. They resembled their
parents. The boys were frank, brave, handsome
and generous. The girl was tender, retiring, loving,
and of angelic beauty. Need I remark that they
were the idols of my soul, the brightness of my
home, the joy of my heart ? It would be useless for
me to dilate on a theme that must be understood by
every fond parent. You, sir, must be a father, and
you can appreciate my feeling of love for my children.
Thus far all my life had been happy. About
two years ago my wife engaged a seamstress. She
was a
She had sparkling black eyes; her hair curled with
out the use of papers or pipe-stems; her form, though
slight, was endowed with every grace; and her face
was prettier than any picture I have ever seen. She
was appreciative, could understand a joke, and was
not afraid of one if it was not strictly within the
bounds of propriety. She took delight in my society
—laughed at my humorous sayings, heartily enjoyed
my wit, and my longest stories were too short for
her. I know not how it is, sir, but somehow we
and forgot the laws of honor, and all other laws that
put a bar between our fond hearts. When we dis
covered that we loved, it became necessary for Lucy
(that was the name of the enchantress,) to leave the
employment of my wile. I engaged a suit of rooms
for her, and I was in the habit of making excuses of
business calling me to Philadelphia, and so succeed
ed in passing two or three days at a time in the com
pany of this dear creature. When this state of things
had con tinued for sorqa three or four months, I was
one evening sitting with one hand locked in hers
and the other encircling her fairy-like waist, when
the door opened, and
As soon as Lucy beheld him, she cried : “ Il is my
brother 1” and fell senseless upon the floor. The
young man stepped over her body, and clutched mo
by the throat. Sir, lam brave. I am never afraid
when there is no danger. But, shall I fear to con
fess that on this occasion I trembled—that my heart
beat furiously, that the blood forsook my cheek, that
my limbs refused to support mo, and that I was un
able to cope with the burly brother. I sank into a
chair, and
At length he cried, his voice broken with emotion,
or his month filled with tobacco :
“At last I have you, villain—destroyer of inno
cence, ruiner of a family’s peace and happiness—and
you must die.”
“Look here, my friend,” I answered, “I didn’t
know any family existed. I would be the last person
in the world to destroy or ruin anything, and I ob
ject to dying. Now, sit down aijd let Us talk this
matter over.”
He removed his hand from my throat, and placed
it on a chair. He glowered upon mo. I thought he
had been drinkirig. Perhaps it was his emotion.
“ Sir,” I said to him, “it is possible that I have
ruined your sister—though shp
I am willing to ffiake all tjjo amends in my power.
I flon’t mipd £wd thousand dollars a year on
your family—that may possibly aid them in bearing
their load of affliction; it may prove a balm for their
stricken hearts, and be tbe means of procuring them
some spiritual consolation.”
What answer, think you, this loving brother
made ? Did he spurn my offer of lucre—did he hurl
defiance at my teeth, or a chair at my head? Sot
once. But he got up, and threw his arms around
my neck, and his benzine-tainted breath almost
choked me while he muttered:
“My best friend! I will accept your offer. Let
the two thousand dollars be paid monthly, in ad
vance, and come down with the first month’s salary
now. If you should eVer tyil to pay on the first of
the month, I will make your wife acquainted with
where you passed your time when she thought you
were in Philadelphia, and I will make the whole
worlcl acquainted with your vile conduct toward
my once pure sister—with the sorrow that you have
brought upon a poor but once happy family.”
Then he sat down again, drew a handkerchief from
his pocket, and wept behind it for several minutes.
Possibly I might not have respected it quite so
much had he been a smaller man. I did not speak
until the first paroxysm of his grief had passed, and
then I said:
“The money shall be paid. Now, leave us, as I
have something to say to year sister.”
“ Leave her alone with you—never! She shall
never again gaze upon the face of the villain who has
caused these tears to flow from a brother’s eyes.
Away 1 and remember that the money must be paid,
or dread the vengeance of a ruined family.”
I fled from the place. I have never seen the petite
and pretty woman since, but I have “ seen” her
stalwart relative. I have been bled to the tunc of
about five thousand a year, apd this monstrous
brother asks for more. What shall I do ? Shall I
immolate him upon the altar of the avenging Nemesis
of my destroyed peace of mind? Shall I commit
suicide ? Or, shall I make the whole story known to
my wife, and throw myself upon my knees and her
mercy, andrthen defy this vampire brother.
Truly yours, Selah Woodwabd.
P. S.—Do you think the monster tfas her brother ?
Do you think there was collusion between them?
Do you think my money has gone to support her and
her paramour? Oh, agonizing thought! S. W.
[Answeb. —We advise Mr. Woodward to at once
make knowp the whole story to his wife; and it is
likely that for the sake of the children, she will for
give him, and he can then bid defiance to the “vam
pire brother,” who is, most likely, no brother at all,
but the paramour of a scheming woman. We doubt
not but that they have been living together on the
proceeds of their blackmailing operations on you.
The first time the representative of the “ruined
family” calls, give him into the hands oi the police,
and he'll ttouble yoa no more.—Ed. Dispatch],
telegram news.
Brusszls, Feb. 11, 1871.
The Echo du Parlemer* says that the -British Govertf
ment has advised Prussia to arbitrate the terms of
peace with France, in oMtr to secure i&e collective
guaranty of the great poweiS of Europe.
Liverpool, Feb 11, 187 L
The Ixverpool Charter of to-day says that a French
transport), with twelve hundred snd fifty persons on
board, hasffoundered off Oape La Efegtte, and that a.? on
board were-lbst.
Washinton, sefc. 11,1871.
It is stated that- the High Commission appointed
to settle the Fishery Question and the Alabama Claims
will meet for business ■ about the Ist of March. Mem
bers of the Commission say that it is not their purpose
to discuss individual cases and claims, but to*establish
some general principle which shall govern the seitle
un-nt of all.
There are still rumors her® that Mr. Fish is *xj leave
the Cabinet.
Collector Murphy will fed removed just as soon as
Gen. Grant has decided on’his successor. Onthiryou
can rely.
W gnU Im
Several very fine balls were brought to a success
ful conclusion during the past week. Foremost’
among the
were the following :
This Club gave their annual ball on Monday
evening, at Irving Hall, and a most enjoyable affair
it proved. The hall was most tastefully decorated
for the occasion, and a large number of the fashion
and beauty of New York were in attendance. Thanks
to the exertion of the indefatigable Secretary of the
Club, Mr. James W. McGowan, and some other mem
bers of the Club, this ball turned: out to be even a
greater success than their warmest anticipations
would have led them to expect. Mr. Walter Roche
was present, and received the congratulations of
nearly all the prominent politicians of the city.
When the next ball of this Club comes off may we
be there to assist.
held their annual reception at the Metropolitan Ho
tel, on Monday evening, and a most gorgeous and
brilliant affair it was. The hotel was gayly decorat
ed, and the Messrs. Leland had left no effort untried
to make the ball a success in every respect. The at
tendance of beautiful ladies and gallant cavaliers
was unusually large, the toilets of the ladites being
the theme of universal admiration among the male
visitors. The decorations in fhe Interior of the ho
tel were of the mostr chaste and elegant description,
and danoing was kept up almost to daylight.
The annual ball of the Ninth Regiment took place •
place on Tuesday evening, at the Academy of Music.
The magnificent band of the regiment, numbering
100 performers, was placed at the baok of th& stage, on
which there was a very handsome tent scene. The '
bright scarlet uniform of the baud contrasted well
with the blue of the regimentals, and lent a Bright
ness and life to the scene which cannot be adequately
described. A large number of military and political
celebrities were present with their lady friends, the
toilettes of the latter being gorgeous in the extreme.
Nothing had been left undone by the gallant Colonel '
Fisk and the members of the regiment to render
this ball one of the finest and mpst enjoyable of the
season, and they were thoroughly successful*
The fourth annual ball of the Order of Sihs, took
place at Irving Hall on Thursday evening. The
members of this order belong principally to the mu
sical and theatrical professions, and in their usual
hearty and enthusiastic way, they turned out in
great numbers to tijjs hop. The limited at
our command this wook, precludes ua from giving
as lengthy - a notice as we would wish to the descrip
tion of this ball. Suffice it to say, hotvever, it was
an entire success, and was one of the most agreeable
we have witnessed this season.
The following is a list of the
Feb. oi r ee, at Military Hall.
** 14 —C ‘ oia 1 Club, at Lyric Hall.
” 15— Club Bal), at Apollo
“ 14—Wm. MrTweed, Jr., Club, at Irving Hall.
** 15—Prof. Gaynor’s Complimentary Ball, at Mili
tary Hall.
M 16—Manhattan Commandery, No. 31, K. T., at
Apollo Hall.
“ 17— Eighth Ward Pioneer Clay Club, at Irving Hall.
’• 17—Chosen Friends Lodge. K. of P.
•* 22—Washington Continental Guard, 2d Company,
at Irving Hall.
“ 22—Apprentice Boys Lodge, A. P. A., at Lyrip Hall.
“ 24—Mutual Base Ball Club, at Irving Hall.
March I—Edward Cuddy Coterie, at Irving Hall.
Our space will only permit us to notice the most
prominent of the above, although all will doubtless
prove most agreeable reunions.
The members of this club will give their seventh
reception on Tuesday evening,,at Apollo Hall, and
we do not know of any jnasquerade ball fro can more
cordially recommend, to the notice of our readers
than this one. It is given for the exclusive enjoy
ment of the members and their friends, and there
fore anything like the reckless abandon exhibited, at
some other fancy dress affairs will not be permitted.
It will be an affair to which any gentleman may,
with the most perfect confidence, take his wife,
daughter, or other lady friend.. The greatest care
will be taken to exclude from admission every one
upon whom there may rest the slightest suspicion of ,
being likeiy to display any impropriety of conduct,
The members of this club will give ther flrs.t an
nual complimentary ball and reception, on Tuesday
evening, at Irving Hall, and, if we may judge of the
characters of the gentlemen forming this association,
from that of the young gentleman whose name has
been given to the club, we are certain it Will turn out
to be one of the most agreeable social gatherings of
the present season.
Although the annual ball of this association will
not take place for some time, yet we cannot resist
calling attention to it as being one which we can
cordially reccommend to such <sf our readers as may
feel inclined to spend an evening harmoniously, and
in the society of some of the most genial and gen
tlemanly citizens in New York.
tniim aid am.
Grave Charges Against the Management—
The Society Warped from Sts Original
Purpose—Eighty Per Cent, of Its Income
Squandered Fat Offices The Girls’
Lodging House a Failure—Can These
Statements be True ?
To the Editor of the New 'York Dispatch:
Sir: I see in public print another appeal from the
Children’s Aid Society for aid for the purchase of a
building for the Girls’ Lodging House, and I
think that the publie who are thus appealed to
have a right to know all about the workings of said
Society. * : ’
It cannot bo denied that this institution was or
ganized by good men, and for a good purpose, and
that a great deal of good has been accomplished, but
I wish to show that the beads Of the Society are
imposing on a confiding public, by constant and
cunning appeals on the sympathies of the public,
begging for more funds; that this Society has entirely
departed from its original purpose, and that they
impose on the public, or, plainly speaking, make
false reports as to how many children they provide
with homes,
The financial report is always so arranged that
it does not appear how much money really is on
hand belonging to the institution, but merely show
ing how much the balance was, which the treasurer
had on band of the available funds of the previous
year. . - Y- ,-
They obtain SIO,OOO per year from tSe city of
New York, or work for it, and, get it when they can,
about $12,000 from the Board of Education, and
$30,000 from the Legislature.
They applied to and obtained last year quite a
sum from the Gorman School Fund.
They have a collector out the whole year round
who collects thousands, making his living from the
per centage, and they obtained nearly half a million
from Mr. Cbauhcey Rose, of Terje Haute, Ind., only
a few years ago.
They have a large number of regular contributors,
beside the many bequests of smaller and larger
sums, and donations sent to the office every day.
The writer asserts that more than eighty per cent.
of this immense snip is either squandered in new
experiments or on unworthy characters ($159,793 21
was their expense for the year 1869, and very nearly
the same sum last year), or is paid to the officials
(not including the trustees) for regular salaries;
$5,000 goes to the worthy secretary, exclusive of
gratuitous expenses, <£c., for four hours' labor per
week; the balance of his time ’is employed in
literary pursuits, writing works of the higher
order, only calculated for the more refined
minds which the (original) work on races particu
larly shows. At least the same sum goes to the Sec
retary’s brother, Mr. James Brace; in this, however,
are included gratuitous extra pay for extra services,
&0., &o. The brother-in-law of the Secretary also
draws a handsome salary. In fact, the Children’s
Aid Society has become a regular family institution.
The practical workers, who used io go to the at
tics, cellars, markets, aryl docks, and gather up the
outcast children, bring them to the office, clean and
feed them, have gradually been ousted out, and the
writer assents and defies contradiction, that for the
last six years not a dozen children of the class for
whose benefit the society Was founded, have been
brought to the office and provided for m any way.
The News-Boys’ Lodging House is the only
branch of the society’s work that deserves public
sympathy and support.
It is an established fact that the Girls’ Lodging
House is a total failure. The class of girls for whom
it was intended are not reached at all. The mis
management and misdeeds of the Superintendent,
Mr. Trott, are such that he was cowhided not long
ago, in broad daylight, by one of his victims. His
guilty conscience and cowardly disposition impelled
him to run away, screaming like a" school-boy. At
any race, had the officers of the Society not better
answer, explain, or contradict, if they can, the
charges made in public print about the Girls’ Lodg
ing House, before they ask a generous public for
funds to perpetuate such a den of vice?
As to the reported number of persons provided
with homes, I venture to slate that nine-tenths are
families with three children, who, as a general thing,
have their destination marked out, and who pay
their own fare, and the railroad companies are the
real benefactors, inasmuch as they grant half-fare
tickets to them when in charge of an agent of the
The one-tenth remaining are either all newsboys,
with very few exceptions younger than sixteen years,
or children from some other institution—poor house,
orphan asylum, Ac.—the managers of which pay the
fare of .such children as they send. Still the public
is made to believe that all, or nearly all, those named
in the reports of the Society are picked up, cared
for, and transported to the West at the expense of
the Society. The boys taken West are selected with
such carelessness that one-hs# of fßern either de
camp on the journey, or behave to such away that
the Agent is obliged to, and does, drop them along
the road, and it often happens that oyre-haii of them
are back in this city before the agent, and the money
expended on their account is worse than thrown
• away.
> I assert and defy contradiction, that not otto out of
ten of these boys stays in his place one month/ The
writer has been? in the employ of the Society for elev
en years; has not been discharged, but resigned,; has
had charge of the secretary’s books for weeks at a
time, which, by the way, however, no one under*
stands but the assistant secretary,, who Isa very In*
tolligent species of ktimanity, and cUn easily under
stand what others cannot. The writer can be ad
dressed “H. F.,” Box' 87, Morrisania, N. Y., and in
a Verbal conversation will not only substantiate all
he asserts, but can tell a good deal mare, should this
not he sufficient to prove that well inclined and be
nevolent people should b© careful as to whom and
how to contribute their charities.
Yours Respectfully,
Morrisania, Feb. 10, 187 V H. Friedgen.
A very exceptional and decidedly outre sensation was
produced yesterday in Brooklyn, by alleged transactions
that have recently been disclosed concerning the
art institution that was established in Brooklyn some
ten years’ since, and which has had a rather successful
career. It seems that on the 31st of January, a man
named James Daly, a laborer, who resided* in South
Brooklyn, and was employed at the Atlantic Dock
stores, was accidentally kicked by a horse, and taken to
the hospital named for treatment. He died there a few
days after, at Twelve o’clock at night. The body was im
mediately curried to what is by courtesy called
but which is reslly a rotten old wooden shanty,.in the
hospital yard. There" the body was allowed to remain
from twelve o’clock on the night of the death to> six
o’clock the next evening.. The body was then taken in
charge by an undertaker named Beal, doing businesein
Court street, near Amity,, and by him taken to the resi
dence of a sister of deceased, in Twenty-second street,
near Third avenue. At this place a number of the
friends and relatives of the deceased were assembled',
and in their presence, without the least suspicion that. :
anything was wrong, the coffin was opened, and re- .
The head of the dead man was so mutilated as to pre
vent the possibility of identification. It had been
while lying in the dead house. These facts wore natu
rally enough made known, and led to other and
if possible, than in the case of Daly.
One man states that about a year ago he had a sister
under treatment in the same institution, and that she
.died there, and that at the time of her death, though
ho was the only relative of the woman in the neighbor
hood, or who knew of her sickness, he was refused ad
mission;, and that the body of his sister was hurried
with indteeent haste from her
Innumerable instances of mismanagement, care
less, neglect, and heartless disregard of the commonest
decencies to the dead are charged against the hospital,
and those having charge of its management. These
matters were revealed yesterday for the first time, and it
is expected that 4n investigation will expose a condition
of things existingj.n this and similar institutions of a
horrible and disgusting character.
Between two and three o’clock yesterday afternoon,
the ice in the East River, in the neighborhood of the
Fulton and Catherine street ferries, on the Brooklyn
side, and from Roosevelt to Wall,streets, on the New
York side, became blocked to sutfli a degree as to per
fectly suspend river navigation for sovera) hours. Be
tween the points named, the river was completely
bridged over, and thousands of adventurous spirits
from shofe to snoJaf ahd many were the trials and mis
adventures which hefoll them. When the crossing was
at its bight, ice moved on in a body, and a fearful
excitement end scampering ensued. Small boats pushed
off from shojre, and rescued many, the ferry boats
picked up others, and steam tugs were sent out from the
Navy Yard. It is believed that none were lost.
Events that have recently transpired in the city of
New York in regard to the public markets, have revived
the interest in the subject in Brooklyn, with a strong
probability of important results. On Monday last there
wat held in the town of Jamaica
at which were present from five to six hundred of the
most wealthy and influential farmers, representing
Kings and Queens counties. The meeting effected an
organization under the name of the
for the declared purpose of establishing markets which
would be under their own control, in the cities of New
York and Brooklyn. They also received proposals from
two market corporations in New York, one known as the
Eighteenth Ward Market Association, with a building
already in a good state of forwardness, located in Avenue
D M and the other from an organized company known as
the Manhattan Market Association, who have secured
property and important Legislative privileges, who in
tend building on Forty-seventh street. For the
many proposals were submitted: but the one that seemed
to be received with the most favor was the proposed
purchase of a niece of ground in the Fifth Ward, ten
acres in extent, and known as •
This property, it was stated, could be secured from the
city on very easy terms, and it is most favorably situ
ated for the purpose proposed.' These propositions and
the general plan of
were discussed at length at the meeting, whioh was a
spirited one, and were referred to a special com
mittee for a report on a future occasion. The meeting
adjourned, subject to the call of the chairman.
of considerable political significance, topk place at the
rooms of the John M. Clancey Association, No. 197
Bridge street, last night. The assemblage was a large
one. and included many distinguished public men. It
was marked, too, by much brilliancy and costliness. The
guests were entertained with rich viands and, the finest
vintages. A goodly number were present from New
York, and the occasion was one of rare social festivity.
A special committee of the Brooklyn Common Council
has been appointed with power to make all necessary ar
rangements for the reception, in that city, of the
Exiles, who were recently* so handsomely ovated in
this city. A parade in whieh most of the military and
civic organizations will take part. A public welcome at
the Academy of Music, and a supplementary banquet
has been provided for, and is to take place next Th,urs
day afternoon and evening.
About one o’clock yesterday, a large cake of ice was
carried the flood tide into the East river. It stretched
entirely across the river, and caught the canal boat W.
& J. Taorppson, which w;is in tow of the tug Richard S.
Convin, and throwing it over on its beam, swept it
against the tug Trojan, lying alongside of the bark
Thomas Pope, at pier No. 17, East river. The canal Doat
was smashed to pieces, and the wreck was borne on to
pier No. 20, where it threatened to smash in some other
vessels; but being Warded off, hung in the iceuntil*it
sunk, a few miijutes after the crash. The tug Trojan
was crushed up against the bark Thomas Pope, and was
also thrown over, so that the water rushed in and put
out her fires, enveloping the boat in a cloud of steam.
The Trojan was also badly broken up; her bull was
crushed, and her upper works mashed up. The bark,
being thus crowded up against the pier, grounded, and
her snapping timbers made reports like heavy musketry.
was very great, and in a few moments every safe point
was crowded with spectators, anxiously watching for a
serious catastrophe. But the most exciting part of the
affair was the situation of those on board the canal boat.
These consisted of Oapt. Thompson, his wife, mother
and child, and three or four hands. For a few moments
their destruction seemed inevitable, and a cry of hor
ror burst up from the crowds on the docks. They were,
however, rescued before the boat went down.
Capt. Thompson lost all his effects. One of the wo
men, in the midst of their peril, seized a cage con
taining a pet canary bird, and started to jump for the
ice, but was prevented. In a few moments a fleet of tug
boats coming np in the wake of the ice floe, hovered
around to render any assistance that might be necessary.
near the foot of Roosevent street, this city, across to
the Brooklyn side. Navigation was suspended for be
tween two and three hours. There was no means of
reaching Brooklyn by the lower ferries, and many ven
turesome individuals did actually cross on the iee. This
is something that has not occurred since the Winter of
1866-7. On one occasion, that Winter, in a precisely
similar manner, the East River was closed for several
hours. Yesterday, an immense crowci congregated
along the piers, watching the unusual eight. Very few
grown persons would venture on the ice, as it seemed
too insecure. There was great danger that it would
give way even before the pressure of the incoming tide.
It was certain that when the ebb tide commenced
The parties on the iee were cautioned, but, with the
foolhardiness characteristic of some people, refused to
listen, and continued to cross and re-cross. In the >
meantime, the tide had carried up the river the loose
ice in advance of the floe, leaving a large space of clear
water, and enabling the upper ferries to run without i
Soon after 3 o’clock P. M., what the more prudent
had predicted came to pass. The ebb of the tide com
menced, and while nearly sixty mem and boys were on
the ice,
and move toward the lower harbor. The shore ends
gave way first, so that those who were on the ice when
it first commenced to movs, were effectually debarred
from reaching either shore.
were loud and heartrending. One man ssomed to ba
nearly frantic with fear. Several parties at once put off
in small boats, and the Government tug also started to
the relief of the imperiled party. Ona after another
wore taken off, and, ultimately.
■j ' ’ 'LL WERE SAVED.
' , l ’” most intense excitement alone
ffhe affa.rotMjS. while it laated ,
ths shores oi ,, ra befo „ ;
and probably will,- be man/ w 4 ovouo
is witnessed;
There were but aerenteen caass for trial
and very few that presented any features of paftioiriftff
interest. As usual, however, .ther»r was quite a good
audience, among whom' was a fair sprinkling of
Among the latter was oEb who was dressed in \ .
and ©sash of green ribbon. What her particular busi
ness was did not transpire,' She was probably ther©
from curiosity, as it is well known that a great many of
the fair sex attend this court from no other motive
There was a goodly array of lawyers present;' cdfisiricu
ous from his small but symmetrical proportions.'the
Hon. A. Hummel. Justice Shandley presided.
a colored cnas.
John Mitohell, a youth of Ethiopian extractioD, wa<*
arraigned for stealing a watch and chain belonging to
Thomas Hine®, d ohn was asked if he* was gulity or not.
: and replied:
‘•Well, I s’pose so; but see heah, you'honah. it’s owe?
any habit to steal. I work for a living,”
“ What do you do ?” inquired his honor;
*• Well, sab, I black boots and go down 'tb Coney Ist .
and in de Summer,”
“Doyou play policy?”
“Yes, sah, I go m for speculation now den.”
“VH give you three months in the Penitentiary-
“ Tsrak you, yer horsah,” responded the tlarkey, as h®
left th© court.
William Flynn, a tall, nonchalant looking ycnflig man, •
was charged with assaulting and robbing John Boland,
an enigrant from Jersey. A more obtuse witness never
took the stand than this same Boland. He didn’t seem
to have two ideas beyond his bread and butter. Never
theless, he' stated clearly enough that as he was passing
through West Twenty-sixth street, the prisoner cam©
behind hinvand struck him
knocking him down, and tha* as he lay prostrate; hit •
wallet was taken from his poeket. The prisoner, on
being asked what he had to say p replied: “ Now. look ya '
here, judge; that’ere feller is a-lying. Don’t you be
lieve a word he says. I’m an honest boy (about thirty
years old), and* nay father nor none of my folks was evet '
! charged with thia kind of thing before. He’s a fraud, •
: judge.”
“ That will sir. Six months. Penitentiary and fifty '
dollars fine.”
Flynn made hie exit considerably taken down After
hearing this case, the judge, who was suffering from
acute headache,, was obliged to retire, and ordered the
court to be adjourned.
On the evening of Tuesday last, the police found
Jhmes Gallagher, employed as hostler in the Boulevard
Hotel, at ninety-sixth street and Broadway, near that
locality, insensible and bleeding from a serious wound
in. the head. He was removed to Bellevue Hospital,
whers he died on Friday. In the meantime efforts werw
made by the police to' ascertain how Gallagher received
his injuries. It was learned that he- was a man of in
temperate habits, and also subject to- fits. It is claimed
by H. P. Downes, the proprietor of the hotel, that Gal
lagher fell from the stoop of the hotel in a fit, and strik
ing his- head on the frozen ground, thus received hi©
injuries. This is denied by others, who assert that the
proprietor quarreled with, and pushed him off the stoop.
Downes is a man of passionate temper, and is alleged to
have been concerned in other acts of violence in the
past. The deceased was for nearly twenty-five years a
stage driver, but was finally dismissed on account of
protracted intemperance. Since then he has led a no
madic existence, seldom remaining, long in one place,
and constantly indulging in the use ot liquor. Inorder
to give the police time to make further inquiries relative
to the circumstances under which Gallagher met his
death, the investigation was adjourned until Friday
On the 3d inst., Mrs. Catharine Lohrey, a German wo
man, living at No. 500 West Fifty-first street, quarreled
with a Mrs. Tyson, living in the adjoining house. The
Women soon came to blows, and in the melee Mrs. Loh
rey was very badly injured about the head and body.
Since then Mrs. Lohrey has been steadily growing worse,
and yesterday her husband, John, made oath before a
notary public that his wife was in an exceedingly dan
gerous condition. Dr. Hugert, the attendant physician,
also believes that the woman’s injuries may result far
tally. Mrs. Tyson was arrested soon after the assault,
but the injuries of Mrs. Lohrey were not then deemed
serious, and the accused was liberated on bail by Justice
Coulter, at the Yorkville Police Court. Coroner Young
will take the ante-mortem statement of the injured wo
man, and endeavor to ascertain all the particulars con
nected with the affray.
Commencement of the Eclectic
Medical.College.— The Commencement of the Eclec
tic Medical College of this city took place at Association
Hall, last night. Dr. Alexander Wilder, President, oc
cupied the chair. Music was furnished by Mr. C. B.
Schuyler, the eminent organist. The order of exercises
was carried out in due form. The invocation by Rov. E.
O. Sweetser, and the report of tho session was read by
P. J. M. Oorrins. The College appears to be flourishing,
and its class annually increasing. Eleven women wore
among the students in the class just closed. Hon.
Horace Greeley next addressed the audience upon the
exigencies and duties of professional life. Dr. Paul W.
Allen delivered the charge to the graduates. An address
by Mr. Sweetser next followed, and was an eloquent
production. The valedictory was delivered by Joseph
G. Rucker, M. D. The benediction was pronounced,
and the new-made doctors now received the congratula
tions of their friends.
What Grew Out of a Divorce—
Albert J. Swift, proprietor of the Washington Hotel,
No. 375 Fourth avenue, yesterday caused the arrest of
Arthur C. Sherman, a well-known lawyer, on a charge
of obtaining twenty-five dollars on a worthless draft.
The accused was brought before Justice Hogan,.at the,.,
Tombs, where the complainant made oath that Shorin an
had given him to be cashed, a draft for twenty-seven
dollars, drawn on Samuel J. Crump, of No. % Fulton,
street. Believing that the draft was good, Mr. Swift
cashed it, and was jubsequently informed that the draft
was worthless. Charles S. Spencer, counsel for the ac-_
cused, stated to the magistrate that Crump owed Sher
man for his services in procuring a divorce for him. Ha
therefore had a right to draw a draft i?n Crump. Tha
magistrate, however, decided to hold him to bail in th®
sum of SSOO.
Thift of a Watch. —Several days
ago, John Irwin, of No. 701 East Twelfth street, wa«
sent on an errand to the residence of Egbert Jones, No.
46 Canal street, and a short time after he had gone
Mrs. Jones discovered that the door of a room on th®
second floor had been burst and from a bureau
drawer a gold watch, worth $75, stolen. Irwin was sus
pected, and after considerable search by the Sixth Ward
police, he was apprehended and taken into custody. It
was found that he had sold the watch to Isaac Levy, o<
Baxter and Leonard streets, for S2O and a silver watch,
a nd this latter he had disposed of to a man up town.
The silver watch was found, and traced direct to Irwin.
Both he and Levy were committed by Justice Hogan to
await an examination.
A Swindler in the Guise of a Cu-
BAN Soldieb.— A swindler, giving the name of G. E.
Nelson, and claiming to be a discharged Cuban soldier,
is swindling various parties up town by pretending to b®
sick and destitute. He exhibits a book purporting to
contain subscriptions of Mrs. Benjamin Wood, Mrs. Fer
nando Wood, Mrs. George Capron, and other charitable
ladies, for sums ranging from $5 to S2O. He attempted
to impose on Mrs. S. W. Bridgham, Jr., of bio. 24 Wav
erley place, but the husband of the lady ascertained hia
true character, and kicked him into the street,
Attempted Suicide by a Woman.—
Last evening, Officer Townsend found Mrs. Mary
McNulty, aged thirty-nine years, of No. 134 Delancey
street, lying, partially insensible, at the corner of Mott
and Canal streets. She was removed to the Spring
street police station, and there found to be sufferings
from the combined effects of opium and liquor. Polio®
Surgeon Fraser, of Polics Headquarters, was sent for,
and partially relieved her of the effect of the drug. Sh®
refused to tell what prompted her to take the poison.
She was removed to Bellevue Hospital, in ah exhausted
Fire in Madison Street. —At half
past eight o’clock last evening, a fire occurred on th®
third floor of the dwelling No. 249 Madison street, occu
pied by Morris Lesser, caused by the explosion of a safe
ty fluid lamp. Loss on furniture, $400; insured by th®
Corn Exchange Company for SSOO. The house is owned
by Mrs. Mills, and is damaged S2OO. Insured by th®
United Statee Company for $4,500.
Sudden Death of a Detective.—
Coroner Herrman yesterday held an inquest in the cas 9
of George C. Clark, the private detective who, on Fri
day night, fell dead while conversing with a friend in
Bank street. Death resulted from ossification of th®
heart* He leaves a wife, residing in Brooklyn.
Fatal Hatchway Casualty.—Coro
ner Schirmer held an inquest yesterday, at No. 116 Ridge
street, in the case of George Weber, aged 14, who died
from fracture of the skull, accidentally received by fall
ing through the hatchway from the third to the first
floor of No. 2C9 Peari street.
The Tennessee Seen. —The bark
W. E. Anderson, which arrived at Philadelphia yester
day, reports that on January 19th, while a strong gal •
was blowing from the northeast and a heavy sea waa
running, she passed a large bark-rigged man-of-war
steamer, steering southward. The captain is sure it
was the Tennessee.
The Jersey Cite Rink Difficulty.—
On the 3d of January, Abner 8. Brady expelled from bis
skating rink a negro man, who had entered, after pur
chasing a ticket. The negro brought suit, and last week
it was decided in favor of the defendant. The court
held that Mr. Brady had a right to say who could and
who could not be admitted to his rink.
The Police Guillotine—Four Dis
missals.—The Board of Police Commissioners met yes
terday, and dismissed the following patrolmen: Claud®
Ottignon, of the Sixth; Wm. O’Brien, of the First;
Frederick O. Schroeder, of the Eighteenth; and James
Guy, of the Twenty-third Precincts.

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