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Sunday Edition. March 5.
<• New York Cibcus.— At Mr. Lent’s popular
|v|pphitheatre in «Fourteen th street, the attendance,
pot only at the evening but at the matinee perform
ances, last week was of the most gratifying descrip
tion. The wonderful performances of the youthful
aspirant, Master George Donald, have been the
admiration of every one who has witnessed them.
JTbe grace and ease with which he accomplishes the
fiiost daring and difficult feats upon a barebacked
steed are truly astonishing. The amusing eques
trian scene of “Billy Button” was also received with
Buch hearty applause that it will be repeated during
.the present week. Mlle. Jeanette Ellsler, whose
feraoeful exercises on the tight-rope were very
warmly applauded throughout, will also appear
hgain this week. Mr. Dutton, too, has elicited the
warmest demonstrations of approval, not only by his
astonishing bareback equestrian acts, but by his
wopderful performances as a gymnast and somer
sault leaper. Great preparations are now being
made for the summer campaign and excursion,
■which will commence at an early date. A new cha
fciot, &c., will be provided to replace the one which
Was destroyed by a railroad accident last year. We
hre glad to say that the fire which occurred in Thir
teenth street last week, and which threatened Mr.
Leal’s circus with destruction, has done no damage.
Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday, at half-past
two.
Globe Theatre.—Large and appreciative
audiences have filled this theatre nightly; the enter
tainment being one of the most varied and attractive
to be seen in this city. The sensational sketch en
titled “After the War,” continues to meet with the
success it so richly deserves, and will be performed
during the present week. Professor Nelsson and his
eons, in their sensational gymnastic feats, are night
ly greeted with the greatest enthusiasm and applause.
Lilia and Zue, the female acrobats and trapeze per
formers, are warmly applauded for the graceful man
ner in which they go through some of the most de r
ing and astonishing feats ever witnessed. John and
Josh Hart, Ad 1 Ryman, Master Barney, and a host
of others, all belonging to this mammoth company,
atA great favorites, and their various performancjs
are well received. To-morrow evening the celebrated
brothers Snow will make their appearance with their
wonderful troupe of performing dogs, &c. Matinees
every Wednesday and Saturday.
SCRAPS MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC.
At the theatre in Houston, Texas, on Tues
day evening, F b. 21, “ The Ticket-of-Leave Man” wjs
performed. The cast was an excellent one : Robcit
Brierly, Frank Evans: Hawkshaw, Joseph Gobay; Green
Jones, Vining Bowers; James Dalton, A. H. Davenport;
Mr. Gibson, Mr. Hind; Melter Moss, Mr. Eberle; Sam
Willoughby, Miss Frankie McClellan; May Edward-,
Miss Augusta L. Dargon; Mrs. Willoughby Mrs. B. A.
Eberle; and Emily St. Evremond,* Miss Emma Cline.
A New Yorker, who was present at the performance,
writes : “I w.s astonished at seeing this play so excel
lently performed. There are few companies, even at the
metropolitan theatres, which could have rendered the
Blay so well in ajl its parts. Frank Evans made a strong
.obert Briorly; Joseph Gobay a most powerful Hawk
shaw: and you know that Vining Bowers and Dolly
Davenport are good in whatever they attempt. Miss
Frankie McClellan, as Sam Willoughby, gave universal
satisfaction, and elicited great applause; Miss Dargun
gave a touching picture ol true-hearted May Edwards;
and Emma Cline was a very lively, rollicking Emily St.
Evremond. On Wednesday evening. Mr. Vining Bowers
took a benefit, which was tende red him by the citizens.
It was a financial success.”
On last Monday and Tuesday evenings, Lina
Edwin’s burlesque company performed in Hartford,
Conn., at Roberts’ Opera House. The plays performed
were ‘‘A Victim of Circumstances” and “Cinderella.”
In the first, Lemngwell sustained his charracter of
Romeo Jaffier Jenkins, and fair Lina Edwin, beautiful
Belle Hewett, and comical Harry Hotto enacted tfis
principal characters.
At the American Museum, Philadelphia, be
side the “fat woman.”, “lady glass-blower.” “wild
Austra'-ian children,” and other curiosities, the drama
of “ The Tioket-oPLeave Man” is played every evenin '.
Mr. Harry Jackson 'sustains the character of Melter
Moes, George D. Chaplin tliat of Rb'bert Briefly, and
Miss Minnie Monk that of May Edwards.
Edwin Adams commenced an engagement at
the Holiday, Baltimore, last Monday night. He opened
in “ Enoch Arden.” Mr. Joseph E. Whiting was the
Philip Ray, Miss Louisa Hawthorne the Annie Lee, and
Mrs. H. P. Grattan the Miriam Lane. Mr. Adams is a
great favorite in Baltimore, and thus far his perform
ances have been well attended.
At Fox’s American Theatre, Philadelphia,
there is an African jester who bears the simple and me
lodious name of Bablmandebmozambiquecaifra. Hen
said to be clever in his linp, notwithstanding the inhu
manity of his baptismal sponsors. A smaller affliction
would have made driveling idiots of the mass of men.
4 series of seven performances if German
opera commenced at the Philadelphia Academy of Music
on last Friday evening. The company includes Mme.
Louise Lichtmay, Mlle. Rosetti, Mme. Fredrica, Mlle.
Roemer, Mlle. Haffner, Messrs. Formes, Hablemann,
Bernard. Himmer, and Steinecke.
The Boston papers speak In high praise of
the manner in which the “Twelve Temptations” has
been placed on the stage of the Boston Theatre. Of
course the play is a success. The first eight representa
tions brought to the theatre 31,361 persons—a nightly
average of nearly 4,000 spectators.
“Lady Audley’s Secret” is running at the
Boston Museum. Miss Annie Clark sustains Lady Aud
ley, Mr. Charles Barron the Robert Audley, Air. F. Har
denberga the Luke Marks, Air. W. H. Crisp the George
Taiboys, and Alias Phillips the Alicia Audley. The play
is likely to have a long run.
Lotta was the dazzling attraction at Mrs.
John Drew’s Arch street Theatre, Philadelphia, last
week. She played “The Little Detective” the entire
week. Air. K. Craig and Miss Alice Placide have re
turned to this theatre.
“Saratoga,” notwithstanding that the se
verely oritioal press of Boston pcoh-poeh the comedy as
extravagant and farcical, has met with much success
at the Globe, and is underlined for performance until
further notice.
The Zavistowski sifeters, who were called in
the bills “The Little Gems of Genius,” were at the
Pittsburgh Opera House, last week. They appeared in
“The Tickct-of-Leave Man” and “Little Don Gio
vanni.”
Tony Denier’s pantomime troupe was at the
Troy Opera House, last week. The pantomime per
formed was, “The Three Blind Alice.” C. K. Fox en
acted Pantaloon, and Tony Denier Clown.
Sparkling Maggio Mitchell is announced to
begin an engagement to-morrow night, in Troy. The
opening play is •‘Fanchon.'’ She wiU peform m “ East
Lynne’ f during the engagement.
Mr. Jarnos M. Wehli gives three popular con
certs in Boston next week. He will be assisted by Mrs.
H. M. Smith, Mrs. C. A. Barry, Mr. F. O. Packard, and
ftlr. M. W. Whitney.
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams Were at the
Walnut, Philadelphia, last week. It is announced that
these popular artists are shortly to make a visit to
Europe.
The Boston Stlndixy Times says : “The Mor-
Oantile Library Association of this city is endeavoring
to secure Edwin Forrest to give readings at the Music
Hall.”
Mr. Olivor Doud Byron wa's at the Troy
Opera House, week before last, and drew good bouses
with his sensational play oi “Across the Continent.’
The Kiralfy troupe of Hungarian dancers
and contortionists and a troupe of Female Minstrels are
the attractions at Tnmblq’s Varieties, Pittsburgh.
Miss Minnie Walton, at one time a member
of the Lydia Thompson troupe, has been engaged tor
the stock of the California Theatre. San Francisco.
( “A New Way to Pay Old Debts,” with E. L.
Davenport as iiir’Giles Overreatfft, was the attraction at
the Chestnut, Philadelphia, last week.
Joey Gougenheim, once a favorite at the old
Broadway Theatre, is a member of the stock of the Vic
toria Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
Adelaide Phillips is engaged as principal
Contralto for the triennial festival of the Boston Handel
gad Haydn Society, next May.
Mlle. Morlacchi, the danseuse, concluded her
engagement at the California Theatre, San Francisco,
Qp the 24th of February.
' Ada Wray, Blanche Stanley, Mlle. Conchita
Jlonzati and Ed Firth are at the Front Street Theatre
QopiiQue, Baltimore. ■
Ada Richmond, J. H* Milburn, Harry Blood
good, and Maffit and Bartholomew are at the Howard
Athenceum, Boston.
> Mr. James E. Murdock gave a reading at
Maryland Institute, Baltimore, on the evening of the
|7th ult.
4 Last Monday, Pahnie B. Price commenced
tfn engagement at th® California Theatre, San Fran
cisco* 4
\ The Lydia Thompson burlesque troupe were
the National, Washington, last week.
’ ftetty and Emily Bigl are at the Opeta House,
Pittsburgh.
The principal hop which took place ti2e
week was that of the
EDWARD CUDDY COTERIE,
which took place at Irving Hall on Wednesday even
ing. This, as might hsve been anticipated, was one
of .tha most delightful social reunions which has
taken place this season. There was a very large
Bttofadahce of the members and friends, all of
whom appeared to understand the art of not only
jjnjoyipg themdelves, but of contributing to the
pleasure and enjoyment of others. The music was
of the liveliest and most exhilarating description,
and dancing Was kept up to a late hour.
The following is a list of
BALLS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE.
March 7—Henry Clay Lodge, No. 19, Masquerade, at
Auollo Hall.
AJarch 7—Purim Masquerade, Nineteenth Ward, at
JJrCvoort Hall.
March B—John Cox Association, at Apollo Hall.
March S—Germania Chapter, No. 20, Eastern Star, at
Geib’s Walhalla. Nos. 48 and 52 Orchard street.
March ?s—Calico Coterie, N. Y. Transfer Company, at
Anollo Hall.
March 15—Ball, Hop and Pleasure Club Calico Hop, at
Irving Hall.
O£ these the principal will be the Nineteenth Ward
PURIM MASQUERADE,
which will be held at Brevoort Hall. Th’e arrange
ments for the proper conduct of this ball will be en
tirely under the supervision of the well known and
popular Professop Sa use, whose name alone is suffi
cient guarantee that the affair will turn to baa well
qgnducted and enjoyable one.
HENRY CLAY LODGE, No. 19,
The members of this lodge of L O. F. S. of I. will
fve their annual grand masqerade ball at Apollo
all on Tuesday evening, and as the committee have
issued a number of very stringent rules and regula
tions for the proper conduct of the ball, which will
be strictly enforced, there is no doubt it will turn
QUt to be a most agreeable reunion.
JOHN COX ASSOCIATION.
The first annual ball of the members of this asaoci
fcion will be given on Wednesday evening, at Apollo
pall. As this U their maiden effort, we cannot
•peak from experience, but what we know of many
members of the association is a sufficient guarantee
for us to believe that this ball will prove to be a
complete success.
Cropped Dead.—Eliza Hutplrinson,
aged thirty-eight years, fell dead, yqstvdftti M Jig, 476
FMrt street, where aha Tiaitinut
Walb Wwu.
We can confidently recommend all
such of our readers as are m want of well
cooked chop steaks, or game of all kinds, to
pay a visit to the genial Jim Nolan, at the
Woodbine, corner Thirteenth Street and Sixth
Avenue, as ho has the best of everything al
ways on hand.
All the delicacies of the season,
in the shape of edibles, may be had at the ox
tensive and admirably conducted dining Saloon
of Messrs. Leggett and Storm, sat Nos. 44, 46
and 48 Chatham street. Their wines and
liquors too are not to be surpassed.
The best, cheapest, and handsomest
Spring style hats are sold by Dougan, the
people’s hatter, No. 102 Nassau street. Give
him a call, ahd > “ see how it’is yourselves.”
The beautiful Spring style of Hats
for $6 and $7. Large and splendid variety of
Fall and children’s hats manu’acturer’s
prices, is truly a wonder, at Fleming’s, Jr., No.
146 Fulton street.
Most of our up-town residents are
acquainted with the Knickerbocker Cottage,
at No. 456 Sixth avenue, and its agreeable pro
prietor, Mr. William Fowler. The billiard
tables are always in excellent condition, and
the wines, liquors, and other refreshments,
are of the best description.
The latest novelties in the shape
and style of Spring Hats may be seen at tho
Hat Emporium of the world-renowned Knox,
at No. 212 Broadway, corner of Fulton street.
Every article manufactured by Knox is of the
very best quality.
Mb. S. J. Belan, of No. 357 Grand
street, has one of the most varied and exten
sive assortments of jewelry, wedding rings,
and articles of bijouterie, to be found in New
York, and at a moderate cost.
Captain Macheath, in the “Beggars
Opera,” says: “When the heart of a man is
oppressed with cares, the mist is dispelled
when a woman appears but we would advise
him, under such circumstances, to drop into
the restaurant of Mr. Samuel H. Crook, No.
84 Chatham street, where he is likely to meet
with more substantial comfort.
The well-known Concert Hall at
No. 26 East Houston street, of which the re
nowned Harry Hill is the genial proprietor,
is well worthy of a visit by all in search of
amusement.
For Moth Patches, Freckles and
Tan, use Pebby’s Moth and Freckle Lotion.
It is the only reliable and harmless remedy
known for removing brown discolorations from
the skin. Prepared only by Dr. B. C. Pebby,
No. 49 Bond street, New York. Sold by all
druggists.
Swiss Carved Goods. —The Swiss
Manufacturing Company, No. 36 East Four
teenth street, (upstairs,) corner of University
place, New York.
BROOKL1« GOSSIP.
Republican General Committee—Mrs. Con
way’s Mew Theatre-St. Patrick’s Bay—
An Alleged Libidinous Lawyer—Another
Kleptomaniac.
THE REPUBLICAN GENERAL COMMITTEE.
Political questions, and pary strife, and the ex
citements of the hustings, have, for some time
past, been held in abeyance, but the period is rap
idly approaching when such matters will again
claim, and, indeed, absorb attention. The conven
tion and the caucus will soon supersede, in general
attractiveness, the matters of minor import in which
so many men have of late been engaged.
SIGNS OF THE CAMPAIGN
may be already perceived by diligent observers, and
even now coming events of importance are being
dimly foreshadowed. Special activity has been ap
parent for some time in the Republican ranks, and
the whilom troubles, dissension and strife that so
long disturbed the quiet of the Kings County Re
pu lican General Committees, have,-it is believed,
been definitely settled and set at rest.
A PERFECT REVOLUTION
has, within the past two njpnths, been effected in
this body, and now its personnel and morale is be
lieved to be higher, better, a»d purer than ever be
fore. Barnacles, in large numbers, have been re
moved, dissension dispelled, and the causes so fruit
ful of former failure completely removed. On next
Tuesday evening, this organization will hold a reg
ular monthly meeting, under new and most gratify
ing auspices, and will, it is expected, develop results
and a condition of hopeful prosperity such as shall
encourage true Republicans to renewed and earnest
efforts for future success. Brooklyn readers of the
Dispatch will not be disappointed in looking to its
columns concerning the party in which they feel an
interest.
THE NEW THEATRE IN BROOKLYN.
The announcement of the erection of a new theatre
in this city was made in the Dispatch as long ago as
the early part of last January, since which time very
considerable progress has been made in the work,
and, as it is quite an event, and marks a long stride
in the city’s progress, we refer to it again. The silo
of the new edifice is on the corner of Washington
and Johnson streets, and is really in what is the
business centre of the city, and it Will constitute one
of the finest improvements that has been made in
many years, involving an expenditure of some
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
The theatre will be of the same size as Wallack’s,
in New York, and upon the same model, with such
improvements as time and experience have natu
rally suggested—the architect being Mr. Jackson,
who built Waliack’s, and thinks he can now surpass
all bls former achievements in theatre building.
The structure, which is 126 feet by 72, will include,
beside the theatre, five of the most elegant stores in
the city, and the whole, in point of architectural
elegance and internal and external decoration, will
be of the highest order of excellence attainable.
The enterprise is even new attracting much atten
tion, and its progress will doubtless be watched with
constantly increasing interest.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN BROOKLYN,
is this year to be observed with exceptional splendor
and parade. To this end a convention of delegates
from the various Irish societies, was held on last
Friday night, made extensive arrangements for !
the great event. A line of march was agreed upon,
and Michael Fox was elected as Grand Marshal, and
A. W. Smith and Thomas Colgan, as aids.
AN ALLEGED LIBIDINOUS LAWYER.
Ou Friday morning, Edwin B. Davis, a young law
yer, who has an office at No. 397 Fulton street, was
before Justice Buckley, charged with attempting to
commit an outrage on the person of Georgiana B.
Edwards, a fascinating Jersey blonde. Miss Ed
wards alleged that she called on Mr. Davis in refer
ence to some money he was owing her, but instead
of handing her a check, or a pile of greenbacks, he
locked the door, and laid forcible siege to her per
son. That being a kind of service for which he had
not been specially retained, Miss Edwards says she
screamed and kicked, until her would-be ravisher
was obliged to Mr. Davis says Miss Edwards’
story is cut out of whole cloth, and is a blackmailing
operation, and Justice Buckley adjourned the exam
nation until the 11th inst.
ANOTHER KLEPTOMANIAC.
The gymnasium of Mr. Avon G. Burnham is the
resort of the most wealthy and fashionable people
of Brooklyn, and many of its frequenters have, dur
ing the past two or three months, been greatly ex
ercised at a series of robberies that have been per
petrated there. When, how, and by whom they
were committed puzzled the understanding, and de
fied the closest scrutiny to discover. Private rooms
were entered by means of false keys, and valuables
carried off. Mr. O. C. Brown had his pantaloons
despoiled of their contents while he, in tights, was
practicing physical culture. A Mr. Mills was mulcted
of a gold watch, and a Mr. Whearton was relieved
of a set of diamond shirt studs; and, in all, a score
or more of Mr. Burnham’s pupils were robbed to
the extent of $4,000; bqt by whom could not be
discovered. At last
A DETECTIVE POLICEMAN ,
was made acquainted with these pilferings, and be
set himself to find out who did it. He watched for
a month, during which several robberies were com
mitted, and the detective began to despair of suc
cess; but on last Friday night, while the sports of
the gymnasia were m full blast, he, from a closet in
which he was concealed from sight, made a
MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY.
He noticed a young man, who was known to him
as one of the most popular frequenters of the place,
take from a rack a pair of trowsers, rifle the pockets
of their contents and transfer them to his own; and
then replace the garment on the rack. To spring
, from his concealment, clutch the thief; and divest
, him of his ill-gotten plunder, was the woik of a mo
ment. On the person of the detected man was found
, not only tho money he had just stolen, but also a
handsome gold watch belonging to a Mr. Fagan, a
member of the gymnasium, which had been stolen
some time before.
The accused was discovered to be a very fashion
able young gentleman by the name of C, C. Smith, a
a clerk employed in New York. He is also the presl-
I dent of ft famous social organization known as ,
THE MINEOLA COTERIE. >
He was indeed a leader of the elite, and gene
rally presumed to be a young gentleman not .only of
opulence, but of great expectations. It turns out,
however, that the means of which he was «so lavish
were the result of premeditated and long practiced
crime. Yesterday further investigations of the
were made by the police, and considerable property,
that had undoubtedly been stolon, was discovered at
his residence. To-morrow the matter will come up
for judicial investigation before Justice Buokley, of
the Third District Court.
telegeam3tews.
FROM WASHINGTON.
CLOSE OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS—FAIL
URE OF THE NAVAL RANK BILL—CALLING
THE ROLL OF THE FORTY-SECOND CON
GRESS—THE NEW SENATE—DRUNK. AS USUAL
—REORGANIZING THE COMMITTEES.
Washington, March 4, 1871.
FAILURE OF THE NAVAL RANK BILL.
In the House, at 11 o’clock, Mr. Starkweather
made a report from the Conference Committee on
the bill to abolish the grade of admiral and vice
admiral, that the Committee could not agree.
Mr. Scofield thereupon moved that the House
recede from its amendment, whi h would have the
effect of passing the Senate bill abolishing the
grades of admiral and vice-admira 1 , when those offi
ces become vacant, but not abolishing the grade of
rear-admiral as provided in the House amendments
to tho Senate bill.
Several speeches were made upon the proposition
by Messrs. Burler, Stevens, Scofield, and others, and
on a vote by tellers the House agreed to recede; but
the yeas and nays being ordered, the motion was
lost by reason of the hour of adjournment arriving
before the vote was finished.
THE SPEAKER MAKES A SPEECH.
The Speaker, before declaring the House ad
journed, made a brief speech, thanking the members
of the House for the support they had rendered him
in the discharge of his duties. Ho said the Forty
first Congress would long be considered a memora
ble one, as it was the first, since the late rebellion
began, in which every State was represented.
As the Speaker pronounced the last word of his
address, and stepped down from the dais to take his
place on the floor as a member of the new Congress,
a unanimous expression of approval and applause
broke forth in the chamber and galleries, and the
clapping of hands was general and long continued.
CALLING THE ROLL OF THE NEW HOUSE.
The Speaker at once vacated the chair, and the
clerk, Mr. McPherson, proceeded to call the roll of
the members elect to the Forty-second Congress.
Every available foot of space in the galleries was
occupied by the spectators, and hundreds were un
able to gain admittance.
IN THE SENATE.
After postponing the resolution repealing the duty
on coal, the Senate took up Mr. Sawyer’s bill, appro
priating $20,000 for the Sisters of Mercy Asylum at
Charleston, S. C., as compensation for aid given to
the Unionists during the war, and debated it with
out reaching a vote, until twelve o’clock closed the
session.
The Senate was immediately called to order for the
new session by Mr. Colfax, and the new Senators
were sworn in.
OBJECTIONS TO CREDENTIALS.
When the credentials of Mr. Goldthwaite, of Ala
bama, were read, and his name called, Mr. Sherman
arose, and presented his protest against giving him
a seat. The protest was signed by forty-five mem
bers of the Alabama Senate and House, who alleged,
as a reason, that he had not received a majority of
the legal votes cast at the election by the Legislature.
DRUNK, AS USUAL.
At this stage of the proceedings, an unlooked-for
and amusing incident occurred. Mr. Saulsbury, late
Senator from Delaware, arose from the seat which
he has so long occupied, objected to the protest, and
was about to address the Senate at length on the
question, when his attention was called to the fact
that since twelve o’clock he was no longer a
member of the Senate, and had no right to speak.
The ex-Senator then sat down, not at all flurried or
discomfited by the exhibition he had made of him
self.
LAID ON THE TABLE.
Mr. Thurman then took the floor, and said there
was no reason why Mr. Goldthwaite should not be
sworn in.
Mr. Goldthwaite’s'cred entials were finally laid up
on tho table until the committees are appointed and
an examination can be made as to the facts govern
ing the case.
Objection was also made to swearing in Mr. Rey
nolds, of Texas; Foster Blodgett, of Georgia, and
their credentials were also laid upon the table.
REORGANIZING THE COMMITTEES.
The Senate then, at one o’clock, adjourned until
Tuesday next, at which time the Republican Sena
tors will hold a caucus and arrange the committees.
Several important changes will be made in this ar
rangement. The Committee on the District of Co
lumbia will be abolished, and the work heretofore
done by it will be assigned to the Committee on Ter
ritories, now that the District has been made a terri
tory.
FRCFtfI EUROPE.
THE GERMANS EVACUATE PARIS —THE MO
BILES AND NATIONAL GUARDS DISBANDED
—SICKNESS OF MR. GLADSTONE.
London, March 3, 1871.
THE GERMANS LEAVE PARIS.
The German troops have all left Paris. The evacu
ation of the city terminated at eleven o’clock this
(Friday) morning, in accordance with the terms of
the convention.
DISBANDING THE MOBILES AND NATIONAL
GUARDS.
A dispatch from Havre, the 3d, says the Mobiles
and National Guards have been disbanded, and that
the trenches around the town are being filled up.
SICKNESS OF MR. GLADSTONE.
Mr. Gladstone is ill, and retired early to-day from
the House of Commons.
RESOLUTIONS OF REGRET.
In the House of Commons, thiu evening, Mr.
Dilke gave notice of a resolution of regret that the
Government had assented to the holding of the Black
Sea Conference on the conditions dictated by Prince
Gortschakoft
A discussion took place upon the Colonial policy
of the Government, particularly as regards South
Africa.
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LOST ON THE PLAIMS.
PERILS OF BUFFALO HUNTING WITHOUT
FOOD FOR FIVE DAYS—WONDERFUL PERSE
VERANCE AND ESCAPE OF A BOY.
In January last, John Wilson, a lad about nineteen
years of ago, left his home on Musquito Bottom, in
company with fiis father and two neighbors, for tho
purpose of hunting buffalo on the Upper Arkansas.
The weather was all that could be wished, game was
found in abundance, and the hunters secured as
much as their teams were able to haul back so long
a distance, and on the morning oj the 10th, prepara
tions were made for a return home.
Not so, however, with young Wilson, who had be
come enamored with the wild scenes and wilder
sports. To him it was a new life, of which he had
often read, but had now become a living actor in its
To the left of the river, and beyond
the skirt of the tiinber in which the hunters were
encamped, stretched the unbroken plain, on which,
within range of vision, quietly grazed a small herd
of buffalo, and here ana there scattered groups of
antelope. At sight of this our young hunter became
excited, and only “pne more shot” before departing,
was insisted on. Shouldering his gun hastily, he
started out, and was soon lost to view as he picked
his way quietly along the river bank and timber.
Nothing further was thought of the young man’s
whim by the father and his companions, who were
cooking rations for the return trip, and peacefully
smoking their pipes.
Young Wilson found tfce distance to the game
much further than he anticipated, but on getting
within long-range shot, his presence was discovered,
and a general stampede was the result. Nothing
daunted, he continued the chase, fully determined
on the last shot and a dead buffalo. Onward he
went, over the plain, through wood and thicket, re
gardless of all impediments; but four legs could
wander further than two, and he was left far in the
rear. Time had elapsed, unheeded by him; night
was upon him, and, for the first time, he realized
that he was alone upon the vast plain, his game be
yond his reach, and companions he knew not whith
er. His reckoning was lost, and he stood bewildered.
To add to his misery, one of those fierce winds, so
common in that section, came up, and with it a driv
ing, blinding sleet, which transformed him into a
walking icicle.
Cold and benumbed, te started, as he supposed,
for the wood along the ravine, but instead, traveled
from It—now hastening, now slackening his pace as
the cold affected him. At length he came upon a
small clump of bushes, under which he took shelter,
sat down, and was soon asleep and lost to his lonely
position.
The boy not returning in a reasonable time to the
camp, his father and companions became uneasy,
and set out in searcu of him. Guns were fired, In
dian whoops and yells indulged in to the full extent
of their lungs, but no answer came in response.
The same was continued throughout the night, and
large fires.were kindled on the highest eminences in
hopes of attracting his attention, but all in vain.
Morning came, yet with it no boy. The day elapsed
in fruitless search, followed by another night ot de
monstrations similar to those of the first. Thus
passed two nights and one day, and with them the
hopes of his friends. The anguish of the parent in
this extremity was almost unbearable. To go back
without his son he could not, for there, too, was an
anxious mother fondly awaiting their return from
the hunt, *
On the third day, after fully deliberating on it, the
party condluded to return home, form companies of
their neighbors and make a grand search for the boy
on the plains.
*««**«*
Awaking from bis sleep through feeling of cold
ness. young Wilson looked out on the dreary waste
NEW YORK DISPATCH.
before him. The wind still howled, but tbe sleet
had subsided. His frozen clothes clanked about his I
body as he arose and picked up the gun. He now I
fully comprehended ids situation, and Tria first
thoughts were of his friends and something to eat'.
To choose his course, puzzled him, yet no time was
to be lost. He plucked from ono of the bushes : a
sprig, eat it on end, ana m his boyish way resolved
on going in the direction it might fall. As the result
will show, it fell in the opposite direction to that in
which his friends were, and he wanaerod further
and further away.
For procuring food, his gun was now his only re
liance, and as he trudged along a sharp lookout was
kept for game, 'ihe first day out nothing in the
game line presented itself, but on the second day a
small herd of buffalo, on which he fired, passed him.
The shot was short oi the mark, and they were soon
away. So passed the third and fourth days. Weak
ened by hunger and fatigue, he nevertheless kept up
good courage, and hoped that if ho did not find his
friends, he at least might fall in with other hunters
or Indians, friendly or otherwise, he did not care
much which, so long as his scalp was safe and a pros
pect of a replenishment of his vacant stomach of
fered.
On the morning of the fifth day he came to a small
stream skirted by a few scattered trees. Here ho
gathered up some broken limbs, and puiled out from
beneath the roots dry grass enough to startafiro.
This ha did by firing, off his gun and blowfcg the
wad into a biazo, which soon grow into a warming
fire, oy which his frozen clothes were thawed out and
himself warmed. By this time he was too hungry
and worn out to proceed much further, and he re
solved gu keeping up his fire through the day and
night. While so engaged, iaie in the evening, he
was suddenly startled by a gruff “ bowl” and a big,
dirty Indian stood before him, with a gun on his
back and the hiucl-qu-irters of an antelope.
“BullyI” replied Wilson, as ho sprang to his feet
and rifle. “ How yourself 1” and ho gazed in aston
ishment at the intruder. The Indian comi>rehended
the situation, proffered him a portion oi his meat,
and they sac down together, roasted and eat raven
ously of it. The heat and food livened him up, and
ho soon ascertained that a band oi friendly Indians
were encamped a tow miles below. To this camp
the two repaired, and Wilson was welcomed kindly
and fed for three days, when enough provision was
given him to reach the settlements. His course was
pointed out, and he started on his homo ward jour
ney. He traveled three days, when he tell in with
his father and friends, who were returning to renew
the search for him. The meeting was a joyous one,
and young Wiison is concern with “ only one more
shOi.”
STAGE STRUCK.
A DETROIT GIRL IN A CHICAGO THEATRE
HOW SHE GOT THERE, AND ALL ABOUT IT.
A recent number of the Chicago Republican con
tains a long article in reference to the engagement,
at the Globe Theatre of that city, of a young girl
from Detroit, whose first name is said to be Pauline.
There have been one or two “mysterious disappear
ances” from that city, and this girl’s history may
clear up one of them. 'The paper says:
In Detroit, Pauline th st opened her sweet eyes
upon the world, and was nurtured in luxury, tho
petted child of a wealthy an.i honored house. In her
childhood she was noticeable for a singularity of
manner which proclaimed the embryo actress, and
when she ought to have been training her unripened
brain in the rudiments of early feminine lore, the
glowing pages oi the “ Bard of Avon ” —taken slyly
from her father’s library—used to bo fondly perused
and carefully committed to memory. At the
age of fourteen, her dramatic inclinations would
manifest themselves by converting the family draw
ing-room into an impromptu theatre, and she would
there portray the agonized tenderness of Desdemo
na, or the grief-distraught fancies of the fair
Ophelia.
At last tho parental mind began to take alarm, and
Pauline was forbidden io indulge her stage passion
further. This bogot rebellion, and the beautiful
child declared firmly that she must ana should and
would be a second Siddons. Finally the strong ar
guments of natural authority, in a measure, con
quered Pauline’s obstinacy, and tranquility reigned
in tho borne circle for a brief period.
As time wore on, the Lotharios who moved in the ,
upper ramie of Detroit society began to pay the usu
al amount oi attention—meaning and unmeaning— ■
to tbe rich man’s heiress. But the young lady had
no heart for these assiduous beaux. She preferred (
to revol in secret over the pages of her worshiped (
Shakspere, and no Romeo, however potent his incip
ient mustache, or destructive his rudimental “mut
ton chops,” could make tne slightest impression on
the stage-shielded heart of this intellectual Juliet.
Matters, however, were just assuming a turn that
was to bring a crisis in the life of this girl. There
came a suitor —young, rich, and, as men go, good- '
looking. .The tonderest feelings of this adorer had
been conveyed to his idol in poems which are doomed
never to see the light—they were scorched in the (
scornful glances of hard-hearted Pauline. The suit- ,
or, tailing to storm the citadel of the fair one’s affec
tions by means which had been tried by thousands
who hud preceded him, laid his disappointment and
sorrow beiore the girds parent's. That worthy gen- ,
tieman, hor father, who saw in the young man alwiie
could wish for a son-in-law, grew wroth, and ordered
Pauline before him. She came, walking in beauty,
and the stern sire demanded why this was thus.
'Tearfully she answered that her love was not for
man to win—it was consecrated to art, and was cold
to love. She was then allowed three days to make
up her mind on the matrimonial subject.
Thrown upon her own resources to escape the di
lemma in which she was placed, she chanced to have
among her outside friends one who was .acquainted
with manager D. K. Alien, of the Globe. Tnat gen
tleman consented to receive the young lady into his
troupe—not having been made aware of the pecu
liar circumstances surrounding her. Accordingly,
upon the day preceding that which should have
sealed her fate, Pauline, feigning illness, confined
herself to her chamber.
This interval was employed in packing up her
things, ready for flight. In the dead of night she
had ner trunks conveyed to a stable, and, having se
cured the services of a groom, managed to take the
tram for Chicago. She reached this city in due
time, and was met at the depot by the manager of
the Giobe.
When tho latter, however, became aware of the
true state of affiirs, ho did all that he could to dis
suade the young lady from further pursuing the rash
course sho had taken. But Pauline’s resolution was
immovable, and she immediately entered upon her
engagement.
Meanwhile, the fair fugitive’s family, having been
informed of her whereabouts, have tried, by every
art of persuasion, to get her back to their household
again. Pauline has so far remained obdurate, and is
determined to tread the boards—mayhap a tragedy
queen —rattier than ignominiously surrender herself
into the arms of a suitor for whom she entertains
nothing save contempt.
A HORRIBLE ATROCITY.
HOW INFURIATED FRENCH PEASANTS MUR
DERED AN UNPOPULAR OFFICIAL—HE IS
BEATEN, STABBED, CLUBBED, DRAGGED
THROUGH 'THE STREETS, AND THEN ROAST
ED.
{Translated from the Kolnische Zeitung.)
On the 16 th of August, 1870, there was a fair in
Hautefaye, Department of Dordogne, when, about
noon, the Assistant Mayor of Beausac, M. Alain, de
Moneys, made his appearance and conversed with a
iriend. Soon a tumult arose, and it is said that M"
de Maillard, a cousin of M. de Moneys, had caused
it by shouting; •
“ Down with Napoleon I Long live the Republic 1”
Moneys hastened to the spot, where another
friend of his called upon all who had heard the out
cry to raise their hands. More than twenty hands
were raised, but at the same time the populace
RUSHED UPON M. DE MONEYS,
who was known as an Orleanist, and seems to have
been envied on account of his wealth, and attacked
him with their sticks. He, when bleeding from the
wounds inflicted on him, cried, “Long live Napo
leon,” to save his lite. Jhe mob, however, again
attacked him, with the cry, “Kill him!” Some
courageous friends of his burst through the crowd
and led him to the Mayor’s residence. The latter
came forward, girded with his official scarf, but
dared not interfere. The infuriated mob then drew
their victim near a cherry tree, with the intention of
hanging him. Tho cure, armed with a revolver,
came to his rescue, but was driven back with sticks.
Before a forge, two brothers, Campot, and a certain
Leonard, felled the poor man with their
IRON-POINTED STICKS,
crying, “Ho has shouted ‘Long live Prussia, long
live the Republic!’ ” and dragged him into a sheep
pen. There they cried, “He is a Prussian! burn
him?” and “Thou hast dined in polished rooms,
now thou mayst dine in the pen!” One part of the
mob then returned to the cure’s, threatening him
with death, because of his attempt to prevent their
misdeed, whom the cure treated to wine, drinking to
tbe health of the Emperor. Tho remainder pulled
the half dead man, still abusing him, from the pen
to a barn, where the whole'mob soon gathered. The
taverns tfere all crowded. Some men, enraged over
the brutality, sought in vain to form a band for the
release of tho victim. During this time the brutes
Campot, Morgnet, Feyton, Lechelle, Lignoine, Lor
lat, Maziero, and others, beat and stabbed De Mon
eys, caught him by the less and dragged him over a
stony road, his head jolting, toward a dog-pond, ana
there amassed a heap of wood and straw over his
body.
THE TORTURED WRETCH
was still living, but unable to speak, only deeply
breathing. A witneis said: “He must have antici
pated the death on the funeral pile a quarter of
a» hour before!” Chambord and Camport jumped
upon the pile and shouted: “Long live the Em
peror!” kicking their victim with their feet. One
handed a sou (five cents) to buy matches, and said
to the boys present: “Kindle the fire boys! Let
the youngest ignite the straw!” And so it was
done. Two lads from twelve to sixteen kindled the
pile, and the cloud of smoke ascended high. When
the flame seized the body it palpitated its last move
ment; the victim of diabolical wickedness had ended
his life. Round the pyre a savage joy prevailed; ono
part poked the fire; others lighted with it their
cigarettes.
“LOOK HOW NICELY IT ROASTS !”
remarked one; another regretted the loss of all tho
fine grease. When the flame was extinguished the
cannibals removed the cinders and reioiced over the
body converted into coals. One is tempted to mis
trust the statements even of the eye-witnesses, in
order to do honor to humanity; but the verdict of
the coroner, present at the time, states, with horri
ble clearness, “The corpse, nearly burned into cin
ders, lay on the back, the face turned toward heaven,
and the features were distorted in agony.” 'The
authors of the devilish deed went home boasting of
the part they had taken. “We have roasted a fa
mous swine in Hauteiaye,” said some. Sarlat pre
tended to have a claim on a government reward.
Chambord told how he had raised the pile, and re
gretted the loss of thirteen sols (sixty-five cents),
which he had to pay for purloined straw; and the
most horrible part was, that the boys quarreled as to
who rendered most aid. “ The laws are established;
now you may kill a nobleman like a fly, or butcher
him like a chicken 1” “ Many, have to be killed yet! ”
Such were the expressions uttered in the village on
that evening. The court sentenced four of the ac
cused to death, and sixteen to life-long penal servi
tude.
REMARKABLE SUICIDE,
A WIDOWER BLOWS OUT HIS BRAINS OVER
THE GRAVE OF HIS WIFE.
(From the St. Louis Democrat.)
A remarkable suicide was committed in “ Pick
ett’s Graveyard,” on the Gravois road. F. M. We
ber, a gardener, forty-five years of age, who lived on
the Gravois road, opposite Bamberger Grove, en
tered the graveyard and proceeded to the grave of
his wife, who died a short time ago, deliberately
drew a pistol from his pocket and blew out his
brains.
The shot was heard and the spot immediately vis
ited. Weber was found lying across the grave,
quite dead. He was well dressed, apparently in
comfortable circumstances, and was evidently in
sane when he killed himself. Pinned on the left
boeast of bis coat was a slip of paper, bearing the
follovylßg lineq in his own handwriting:
1“ My name ia F< YL Weber, and I live V 1 front of
Bamberger’s Grove, on the Gravcis roach I want
to be buried on the spot I fall.”
The pistol with wbioh the deed- was done V aa a
Smith & Weston revolver, with all but one of >n o
chambers loaded.
The motive for the rash act was not ascertained,
but additional details will doubtless be obtained at
the inquest. The suicide; it is stated,. left a large
family of children.
BOUKD FOR CALIFORNIA,
EXPEDITION TO LOWER CALIFORNIA—THREE
HUNDRED MOSS-PICKERS SAILED YESTER
DAY-INTERESTING SCENE AT PIER- NO.- 42.
(From the Commercial Advertiser, Saturday.
There was au interesting scene at Pier No. 42, loot
of Canal street, to-day, the occasion being the depart
ure oi an expedition, comprising three hundred men
and women, for Lower California, where they are to
setde and engage in the occupation of picking moss. ’
This moss is called by the scientific name of “ Or-- '
chiila,” and is a very valuable article for dyeing pur
poses. A large quantity of orchilia grows on the
lands of the Lower California Company. Mr. M.
Pugh, who has charge of the party of emigrants from
New York, has been busy for some time past in get
ting the party ready to sail. At nine o’clock this
morning, about one hundred and fifty of the three
hundred people had already convened at Pier No, 42,
and many of them went aboard the ves-el. At noon,
all of the remainder, except.ng perhaps fifty, were on
board. The remaining fifty subsequently arrived.
In the party were forty women, wives and daughters
of the colonists. It was expected that the vessel
would sail at twelve o’clock precisely, but it was de
layed until nearly one o’clock. The pier was crowd
ed with an interested multitude of people, many of
whom were friends and relatives of the emigrants.
Free transportation for passengers and baggage was
furnished by the Lower California Company.
MR. MOSES PUGH,
the head of the expedition, has since March 1, been
associated with Joseph Valdlzin and Joseph A.
Rubira, exporters of orchilia irom Lower California,
according to contracts made in January last. Their
principal office is at Cayuco. Magdalena Bag, and they
also have branch offices at No. 35 William street,
New York, and in San Francisco. These gerdlemen
are owners of the orchilia produced in the Galapage
Islands, Ecuador, and exporters of the article from
that place, according to contract signed by the Gov
ernor of Guayaquil, Senor Don Vicente de Santia
teran, on the 20th of May, 1870, and approved by the
Supreme Government ol the Repub de, in Quito. The
principal office in .Ecuador is located at Santa Elena.
PERSONNEL OF THE COLONISTS.
The colonis's, who left this city to-day, are of a
good class of the people, and. there is little, if any,
of the rowdy element among them. Usually such
expeditions are made up mainly of the reckless and
dissolute classes, who are never satisfied to stay any
length of time at one place, but spend their lives in
roving about the world. Mr. Pugh, in selecting his
party, has been very careful to exclude all but those
who were steady, reliable, and meant business.
Among the expeditionists are several sons of the
first families oi New York, who are to act as clerks
and secretaries to Mr. Pugh.
ORCHILLA.
This species of moss has oniy recently been dis
covered in Lower California. It is a lichen which
can l e manufactured into a beautiful violet-reddish
dye, and especially adapted for coloring silks and
wool’en goods. Last year this country imported
$14,000 worth of orchilia wee i, and $4,700 worth of
orchilia liquor or tincture. The moss is said to be
worth S3OO a ton. Io grows principally on bushes
and stones near the sea, and in seme regions so
abundantly that a quarter of a ton may be picked by
one person in a day. The great question now is as
to the quality of the Lower California article. It is
claimed that it is not inferior to the Old World arti
cle, and tests which have been made seeto to estab
lish this assertion.
POPULATING THE PENINSULA.
One of the objects which the Lower California
Company has in inducing people to go to the or
ohilla region, is to populate lhat country, which, at
the present time, is sadly in want of inhabitants.
We have Mr. Pugh’s authority for stating that the
moss enterprise will fuinish a steady, safe, and sure
occupation for the colonists. If the present expe
dition proves successful, it will probably be followed
by others of a similar character.
WOMAN’S CONSTANCY.
THE SAD STORY OF A PEASANT GIRL’S LOVE.
Domestic romances as a general thing, are not
extremely interesting reading. In fact, the more
distant the scene of the story, the more enchanting
becomes the narrative. A Minnesota correspondent,
however, furnishes a local drama, which is sad, if
true, and as a matter of interest, the facts in the
case is reproduced below. Ida is the name of the
melancholy maiden, who came to America from
Sweden, and took service for a time in Red Wing.
She was a commonly featured girl, whose small
hands and feet, and general fineness of figure and
complexion, ware proofs that she had not experienced
the hardships which are the ibt of the poorer
.peasantry of her native land. Some months ago Ida
went to St. Paul, and there found employment as a
seamstress, and this is the remainder of the story:
It. appears that her parents are rich and proud
peasants of Sweden, who intended that Ida should
marry some one who would add to the wealth and
Importance of the family. But she became interest
ed in and finally loved a pleasant lad of the neigh
borhood—not the one her parents would have
chosen for her, and they would not consent to the
betrothal of the lovers. As time wore on, there
came to Ida her hour of trial, in which she had
to choose between parents and love. To add to her
distress, though it may have strengthened her at
tachment, her chosen one was now invalid, over
whom tfie doctors shook their heads, and lor whose
recovery the only hope given was that long sea voy
age and a change oi climate might help him. Ida
had a little money of her own, enough to provide for
some of the present needs of the sick youth and to
pay her own fare to America. Here she came, and
at work, for which her training had poorly tried her,
earned and saved money enough to bring her over
the ocean and to Minnesota. When he arrived at St.
Paul, where he had hoped to find employment best
suited for his condition of health, he was worse off
instead of better than when he left homo. Thu
disease had a firmer ho d on him, and he was unable
io engage at any work. Sick and alone among
strangers, his lot would have been narder yer, but
for the one faithful girl who loved him. She went to
him, and out of her small earnings provided for nim
through a hopeless illness which ended a few days
ago in his death.
He could not nave been rude or coarse, in mind or
person, thought or action; there must have been
throughout his nature the gentleman, or he could
not have won and held the true love of such a
woman as Ida. An early death, a life unfulfilled,
and yet he had won that which blessed but few of his
fellow men, even of those whom the world counts
successful and happy.
In the meantime Ida’s parents have urged her
to come bacx to them, and now that the loved object
of her care has been laid to rest, she is back to her
home of childhood—not broken-hearted, but with a
weight of saddened and yet treasured memories—to
be to the old father and mother the good daughter
so true a lover must be.
ROJWANCS OF DIVORCE.
A VERY REMARKABLE CASE.
[From the St. Louis Democrat.}
In Judge Lindiey’s Court, a decree was recently
granted to Brittton A. Hill, Esq., divorcing him from
his wife Mary Melinda. The parties were married
about thirty years ago, and lived together until 1849,
when, oh a joint petition, they were divorced by au
act of the Missouri Legislature. The wife was al
lowed all the property—now worth nearly a million
of dollars —and the custody of the surving child. In
1854 the lady was married to D. Robert Barclay, Esq.,
with whom she has ever since lived happily. In
1857 Mr. Hill married again, but his last union was
not more fortunate than the first. Several years ago
the second Mrs. Hill went to Europe and remained
so long that her husband went after her; when she
returned to this country he applied for p, divorce,
ponding which the lady went back to Europe, and
shortly afterward was reported to have been
drowned while bathing in the Bay of Nice. Mr. Hill
employed fishermen to drag the bay for the body,
but it leaked out that the lady was not drowned, but
had gone away with a friend. Afterward she became
acquainted with King Victor Emanuel, and was em
ployed as the grand lady of his household at Rome.
Several months ago—so it is stated—-she died of
fever, and the suit for divorce was dismissed.
The divorce of Mr. Hill from bis first wife was de
cided by the Supreme Court to be illegal. The mat
ter came before the court last year on a bill filed in
the court by the lady’s trustees to compel Mr.
Samuel Simmons to purchase a lot of ground on
Fourth street, opposite the court-house in accord
ance with agreement—Mr. Simmons having refused
- on the ground that the legislative divorce having
been Illegal, the trustees could not convey a clear
title. To obviate this difficulty. Mr. Hill brought
the suit before Judge Lindley. On the decree being
granted, Mr. Hill moved that the legal disability
against the lady marrying again in less than five
years be removed, which was granted. Under a law
of the State the childrep by both marriages, are
- made legitimate.
Thus ends a case which, for romantic details and
strange circumstances, has no parallel in the annals
of the divorce couri.s. It is Loped that all difficulties,
legal and social, are now removed, and that there
will bo no further trouble between any of the par
ties.
THE LOST WIF E«
A SAD CASE OF IDIOCY.
[From the Cincinnati Chronicle.]
In December last, a lady named Barbara Williams,
the mother of four interesting children, and the
wife of a respectable and well-to-do husband;’left her
home in Indianapolis to visit some friends in Colum
bus, 0., and thence to make a trip to Pennsylvania,
with a view to seeing her parents, who reside in that
State. A few-days ago her brother found her at
’ Lawrenceburg, whither she had gone from this city
the day before, a helpless idiot. From the day she
left her home until last week not a word of her
whereabouts ever reached her distressed friends,
i and when it was known that she was lost her hus
: band made search in every direction, telegraphing
and traveling until worn out with his hopeless task.
Her brother resumed the search and made inquiries
in every direction.
. On Saturday last he heard of the presence of a
lady answering the description of his sister in this
> city. He came on with all possible speed, but until
i Monday nothing further concerning her could be
gained, notwithstanding he was assisted by detec-
• tives detailed for that purpose. Monday morning,
■ however, a telegram came to him from Lawrence
i burg, stating that a woman answering to the descrip
• tion he had furnished was in that place. He took
. the first train, arriving there Monday afternoon.
The woman, indeed, proved to be the missing sister,
but he could scarcely recognize, in the thin and
wasted form, and blank and listless face, the form
and features of a favorite sister. The meeting is de
scribed as being touching in the extreme, the strong
’ man almost overcome, and appealing to his sister in
grief-stricken tones to speak and rtcognize him,
Her intelligence was utterly gone, however, and
• ehe knew him no more than she did the strangers
who surrounded her. There is nothing violent in
her malady. She seems to have fallen into a quiet
; lunacy. She sits constantly with her head bowed,
• and seldom says a word to any one. Her br other
brought her to this city this morning, and will
remove her to-day to her home. It will De a sad day
to those whose mother she is, and the husband with
whom she shared the affection of her little ones,
when she is taken back to them without power,
strong as is the maternal instinct, to recognize her
own children.
The brother states that there never has been any
insanity in the family, and no cause can be assigned
for the sudden loss of reason.
FORCE CFHABST.
Tbo Metropolitan correspondent of a Boston pa
per relates, the following anecdote/ which very viv
idly illustrates the force ef habit;-
A married man, whom we will take the liberty to
designate as Smith, though that is not his patrony
mic, lives at a finally boarding'-house iii New York
city, m«,st of th® inmates of which we inclined to
enjoy thd luxury of a lale sleep Sunday mornings.
Smith, however, has been attending a series of re
vival meetings and has indicated as a result a
strong desire to “ oe good.”
One morning he was awake at an eariy hour, and
two y oung men who sle>t in an adjoining room Were
, soon unpleasantly reminded of the fact z as ho per
sis-ied, while making his toilet, in singiAg,-without
regard to time or tune, and horribly, “There is a
• happy land, far, far away.” Didn’t thos# godless
young men mutter wishes,-not loud, perhaps, but
earnest, that he would immediately start upon a
trip ter the far away country, or’any other place ?
After aWhile he changed to that favorite old hymn,
■ “ Jesus’, my all, to heavea has gone,” and trolled it
i lustily rm-til he got to “gone,” which gradually faded
away, and & second afterward the unwilling listeners
heard, “Eliza! Elza! where in n—ll is my other
bool ?”
Oaj and
TiaED OF LIYK.
SUICIDH AT THE HOFFMAN HOUSE—AN ARMY
OFFICER TAKES POISON.
Lieut. Jojeph-E.-Swift, of the United States Army,
was, on Friday evening,
FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM,
at the Hoffman House. Coroner Hermann, yesterday,
held an inquest. James S. Swift, of No. 16, West Thir
ty-first street, testified fiat the deceased was his
nephew, and was formerly of Geneva; on February 25th.
he camo to the house of witness and said he intended
to consult Dr. Van Buren; he seemed much depressed
in spirits; on Thursday last he left the house of witness
to go home; feeling anxious to know whether he had ar
rived home in safety, witness telegraphed to deceased’s
parents, and received a reply that he had not reached
there; a search was then made for him, and after exam
ining the registers of several hotels, the name of Lieut.
Swift was found on that of the Hoffman House; on go
ing to his room, the d ©or was found to bo locked; the
door was forced open, and tho deceased was found
LYING ON THE BED, DEAD;
deceased, although in low spirits, seamed in rather hot
ter health than on previous visits; witness believed him.
to be at times of unsound mind.
Frederick Follmer, a waiter at tho Hoffman House,
testified that the deceased came to the hotel on Thurs
day; witness took up to him a half bottle of champagne
and some dessert; on a second visit, deceased told wit
ness that he felt sloe py, and would go to bed; did not
soe him again; noticed nothing strange in his appear
ance.
Dr. John Beaoh made a post-mortem examination of
the body, and found all the internal organs much con
gested. Death was caused by sulphate of morphia.
Notwithstanding the evidence, the jury rendered the
following
STRANGE VERDICT:
“We find that the deceased came to his death by an
overdose of morphine; there being no evidence of su
icidal intent, probably said overdose was taken acci
dentally.”
It is stated that the deceased has been, for a long
time, in the habit of taking opiates, and was under tho
care of Dr. Van Buren, his health being undermined.
He was an accomplished soldier, a first lieutenant in the
Fifth Artillery, and stationed at Fort Trumbull, New
London, Conn.
A. BANK. VICTIMIZED—ARREST OF
THE SWINDLERS.
Barton M. Johnson and Wm H. Tigney were arrested
in Elizabeth, N. J,, on Friday night, and brought on to
this city by Officers O’Beirno and Gardner, of the
Tombs Police Squad, to answer a charge of being
CONCERNED IN A SWINDLE
on the Loaners Bank, at No. 22 Nassau street. Johnson
and Tigney have a storage warehouse, at No. 4 Stone
street. A man named Loomis had 300 barrels of flour
stored with them. On this flour he obtained a loan
from the above bank of SI,OOO, the bank officers having
first ascertained that the flour was in the store, and
Johnson and Tigney agreeing to retain the flour until
the loan was repaid. Nevertheless they allowed the
flour to be withdrawn and disposed of. Loomis had dis
appeared, and it was alleged that Johnson and Tigney
are his
ACCOMPLICES.
Justice Hogan committed them to the Tombs to await
an examination. It is believed that others beside the
Loaners Bank have been victimized, and that the
amountswill aggregate a considerable sum. Johnson
was concerned with Bradley, sentenced some time ago
for having bonds in his possession, and attempting to
negotiate them. Johnson escaped by turning States
evidence.
FALL OF A DOUSE.
NARROW ESCAPE OF THE INMATES—A PLEAS
ANT VISITOR.
A number of workmen were engaged yesterday in
raising the two-story frame building No. 425 West Fifty
third street, owned and occupied by Peter Wachter and
family. It was intended to place another story under
the building. The occupants had not removed from the
building, as they were assured that the repairs could be
done without seriously incommoding them. While the
house was being raised some of the supports gave way,
and the building fell and was crushed,
BURYING THE TaMILY IN THE RUINS.
The laborers at once set to work to extricate the fam
ily. The children were soon got out, including one sick
with the small-pox. Although covered with dust, the
children were found to be uninjurred. They were all
taken to the house of a friend in the vicinity, including
the sick one, and cared for. Search was then made for
Mrs. Wachter, who was foundj beneath the rubbish.
She was soon
FOUND AND EXTRICATED.
Strange to say, she, too, had escaped with compara
tively slight cuts and contusions. The building was
damaged to the extent of $1,500. The affair created the
most intense excitement in the vicinity for a time, the
most startling rumors being circulated relative to the
persons alleged to beSkillod and injured.
TDE DRIVE OF DE ATM.
THE LATE AUDITOR WATSON'S DEATH THE
RESULT OF RECKLESS DRIVING.
The investigation into the circumstances connected
with the death of the late County Auditor, James
Watson, who died from a fracture of the skull received
by a collision while- driving on Eighth avenue, on Jan
24, was concluded yesterday. No more testimony was
taken. The jury, after all the evidence that had been
taken, rendered the following verdict: “We find
that the deceased came to his death from injuries
received at Eighth avenue and 130th street, by being
run into by a horse and sleigh, driven by Charles Clifton
on the 28th oiJJanuary; 1871. We believe said injury was
the result of the reckless driving of the said Charles
Cli ton. Clifton who kept a saloon in Greenwich
avenue near Seventh avenge, was sold out by the Sheri ff
soon after the accident, and has since disappeared. It
is believed by the police, who have made diligent
search for him, that Clifton has gone to England, He
will, therefore, probably escapb punishment.
DIFFERENCE OF COLOR.
A CASE OF MISCEGENATION.
On'Friday, James Hadden came on herefrom Dan
bury, Conn., and late at night met a colored woman
named Julia Wilson, and accompanied her to a house
in Grand, near Sullivan street. Soon after midnight he
was awakened, given an old suit of clothes, and, after
dressing bundled into the street. He then found that
he had been robbed of his own good clothing and $l5O
He caused the arrest of Julia and a confederate of hers
named Thomas Nolan. Yesterday they were taken be
fore Justice Cox, at the Jefferson Market Police Court.
While Hadden was making complaint he was taken with
a fit, whereupon the female their declared it was a judg
ment of God upon him. Nevertheless, she and her ac
complice were committed.
Presentation to William H. Kelly.
—At Irving Hall, on Friday night, tho National Associ
ation of Junior Base Ball Players, in pursuance of reso
rptions adopted a tthe annual convention, held at Tam
many Hall in last November, presented to their retiring
President and founder a most elegantly worded set of
resolutions, handsomely engrossed and magnificently
mounted. Invitations had been extended to the lead
ing base ball clubs, and prominent public officials and
others, and the assemblage on the occasion amply testi
fied the high regard in which the young recipient is
universally held. Letters, regretting inability to at
tend, Were received from the Mayor, Wm. M. Tweed,
Rev. Dr. Morrogh, and others. The presentation speech
was made by Mr. E. A. Hagan, of the Unity Club, in
which he portrayed the great executive ability and suc
cessful administration of Mr. Kelly, and withal the de
votion and self-denial with which he gave two of the
most precious years of his young life to the furtherance
of the American game of base ball. Mr. Kelly respond
ed in a most eloquent address. Words might fail to ex
press his thanks, but his heaYt could never fail to feel
how he regarded this handsome tribute from his old as
sociates in base ball. With him it was a work of love;
that his efforts had been crowned with success was in
itself sufficient satisfaction. That a National Associa
tion of Junior Base Ball Players had been organized, it
is true —he left it asLa legacy to Lis successors in office;
it was for them to extend its influence, to enlarge its
sphere of action, that it might embrace in one vast fold
all lovers of base ball, amateur as well as junior. Choose
“love of manly sport” for your motto, and eradicate the
need of professionalism; in a word, to make base ball a
game in which American gentlemen would indulge. The
recipient further thanked the committee and his friends
for their good wifi toward him, and invited them to the
reception room, where was spread a bounteous supper,
after Col. Funk’s best style.
Fire in Franklin Street. —A fire,
early yesterday, in William Mulcahy’s grocery, at Nc.
8 Franklin street, damaged the stock to the amount of
SSOO. Insurance for that amount by the Pacific Com
pany. The building is owned by Thomas Nealis, and is
damaged to the amount of SSCO; insured for $2,000 by
the Niagara Company. The fire communicated with
No. 10 Franklin street, occupied on the first floor as a
grocery, by Mrs. Catherine McGrath; loss $300; not in
sured. The upper parts of both buildings were occupied
by a number of poor families, who lost considerable on
furniture, by smoke and water; not insured. The origin
of the fire was accidental.
No Reprieve.— Gov. Hoffman has
absolutely refused to further reprieve John Thomas,
colored, who killed Walter Johnson, also colored, in
Thompson 6t., and the murderer will therefore be
hanged on Friday next.
Death op an Officer. —Patrolman
Simon Eldot, of the Tenth Preoinot, a capable, trust
worthy officer, died yesterday, at his residence. No. 12
Norfolk street. He leaves a wife and three children.
ALLEGED ARSON.
Firih TN E A S ,T BUUKiON STREET-TWO AR-
. • KEbTS ON SUSPICION.
Soon 4 v p ' m, ‘ yesterday, a fire was discov.
ered i i the dry 3 store oi Bernard Aronson, at No.
OS EMs'Ho-a/tM V?’ ®‘° ck wa3 da “»S o[ l ‘<> th,
orient of S2.OW, f °r»7.oooby various city com-
panies. Tlie buiMing: is by fire and water to
tho extent of Bn own2li byMrs Cale, and is
fully insured. The Polioa <X Mmed tho ori!?,n of ? h f fir ®
snepioious. -.The proprietor . dec,ared thathe had not
been in the stirs for a consfdot. ab,e timo bofore tho ? 1 0-
it being closed in aoeordaiate k uth the precepts o hu
Iscarlitish faith. A little boyn-NK Isaao J- Mullins,
of No. 202 East Houston street, k’&X h J d ?® on Bpi “ nm «
i his top m front of the door, declawd tbat '
Aronson, a brother of the'proprieW go behind the
counter with a piece of lighted paper, a k 'bort time be ore
, the? fire. The statements Of the broths Aronson were
contradictory, and tiley were accordingly arreste and
locked up to await an examination by the 1 1 re " ars a .
The upper part of the building is occupiedl 1 a er
of poor families, who were much alarmed L y ® re »
and loudly threatened vengeance against U 9 al 929 d
ineend i arros.
THE MARUET QUESTION;-
PROPOSITIONS FROM THE -
We are informed that the occupants of the W-itflh.
ton, and West Washington markets haVe almOSt W* Ul ’
mousiy concluded to make the following
the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:
ers are willing to take the plots of ground now oecupiet®
by these markets, with wharfage privileges, err a lease*
of twenty-one years, with renewals of like periods, each. 1
at a yearly rental of ten per cent, orr the value of tho‘
property. They will agree to oommesce the erection
within five years, of a suitable iron structure oovering’
the entire ground, with all ’ the latest
They also agree to keep the market in gcod : condition, •
subject to the sanitary rule of the Board • of Healths
They will pay on each renewal ten per cent, on the -
of the property, as it shall then be assessed, without
improvements, which are to go to • the tenants on the
termination of the lease. A gain,-if land shall be filled'
in between the present market front and the river, they'
will lease it on the same terms. All market-wagon fdes
are to be collected by them, and all rights to belong'to*' l
them as they are now exercised.
The East-Side Dazzle. —As we wero
unable to attend in person the first reception of the >
Michael J. Shandley Association, we feel grateful 4o the
friend who furnished the following report’of-’the “dop
ings” on that
To the Editor of the N. Y. Dispatch:
Dear Sir—Taking our usual evenipg .promenade on s
the22d of February, we dropped into Brookes’ Assembly '
Rooms, and there, at HJi o’clock, we found most •
jovial party of young men and pretty maidens it haa
been our lot to mingle with in many an evening. The
occasion was the reception of the Michael J.. Shandley
Association, and they may well feel proud of their com
pany. Tnere has not in twenty years been so many dis
tinguished men and honored ladies together on Brookes*
floor. There were Judges McOunn,. Shandley, Scott,
Cox, and Mike' Shandley, Senator Norton, Hon.. Frank
Duffy, Hon Tim Campbell, Hon. John Galvin, Hon.
Larry Hill, Hon. William Gaylor and his beautiful wife
and daughters, Aiderman Healy, Colonel Stewart and
his most estimable lady, brilliant with diamonds; the
wit, Marshal Tooker; the poet. Major Conyngham; the
learned T. F. Dowley; the jovial Doan and Pockford
Brothers; the gallant Colonel Funk, and the merry man,
E. D. Bassford; Mr. James Shiels, Mr. Tom Campbell,
Mr James Carraher, Captain James Boyle, Major Wha
len, Captain Leddy, Mr. Henry Madden, Mr. McDonald,
Mr. Hart. Mr. Mooney, Mr. Holland, Mr. Condon, and
many other distinguished ladies and gentlemen, sailing
along on the sea of pleasure. After dancing three or
four times, at the earnest request of some gentlemanly
floor committeemen, we retired in good order, wishing,
on our return hoine, that the Shandleys would give a
reception at least once a week, tor they are a jolly set ol
boys, and deserve success.
Yours, jovially, Big Six, Je.<
Shooting Affray in Brooklyn.—
About nine o’clock on Friday evening, Officer Curran, of
the First Precinct, while on his beat in Fulton avenue,
near Smith street, Brooklyn, heard a cry of “ Murder,
watch, from the sidewalk, about a block above
where he was standing. He rushed up to the place and
found three men engaged in a fight on the sidewalk in
Fulton avenue, near Red Hook lane. He went up to
stop the fight, when Edgar B? Reynolds, a South street
merchant, who was one of the parties engaged in.the
fight, struck him a violent blow on tho hand with the
butt end of a pistol, and all the parties offered a violent
resistance.
Curran took Reynolds into custody, and was taking
him to the station-house, when the other two men at
tacked him. He rapped for assistance, when John
Riley, a {private watchman, came up to help him, .and,
just as he was approaching, Ja man named Hunger
ford, one of the parties who was engaged {in the quar
rel, fired a pistol at him. The ball entered the calf ol
his leg and inflicted an ugly but not serious wound..
Reynolds ran off after Officer Riloy had been hit, but
he was followed and arrested.
A Rough and Tumble and Shoot-
ING.—Two men of the blacksmithing fraternity, named
Patrick Griffin and Thomas Karr, were arraigned before
City Judge Martindale, of Jersey City, yesterday, on a
charge of engaging in a rough and tumble fight, and
with shooting. The accused had been shopmates in
Mrs. Rush’s shop in Pavonia avenue, and it is alleged by
Karr, that Griffin got him. discharged. On Thursday
evening, Karr, feeling agrievel, sent for Griffin, and
the latter responding, they engaged in a desperate
rough and tumble strpet fight in front of Mrs. Rush’s
shop, Griffin got Karr down into the gutter, and pro
ceeded to polish him off, when the latter drew a re
volver and fired two shots without effect, and just at
this moment they were captured by the polios. The ac
cused were held for trial at the next court, and Karr
was fined S2O for carrying a revolver in violation of a
city ordinance.
Human Vultures Disposed of.—
During the past week a German named Frederick Miller,
and his wife, Barbara, of Jersey City, have been tried *
and convicted in the Hudson County Courts, on indict
ments for lewdness, keeping a disorderly house, abduc
tion, and conspiracy. The defendants resided in a house
in the upper part of South Eighth street, Jersey City.
Mrs. Miller, assisted by a young female, was in the prac
tice of inveigling young girls into her house, and
through various artifices inducing them to enter houses
of ill-fame in New York. Four of tho victims, rescued
from these houses, were the witnesses against the
prisoners. During the trial, it was prove i that Mrs.
Miller had prostituted her own daughter for the sum of
sls. Miller was sent to State prison for four years and
his wife dx years.
A Child Accidentally Poisoned.—
Coroner Keenan held an inquest yesterday, at No. 112
Henry street, over che body of Charles A. Gaines, aged
two years, who was accidentally poisoned. The mother
of the child had placed a box containing a number ol
bottlos of medicine on a table, intending to use one ol
them. She turned away for a moment, and while hei
attention was attracted elsewhere, a brother of Charles
gave the latter a swallow from a bottlo of creosote.
Medical aid was at once summoned, but without avail.
Death occurred in a comparatively short time. A ver
dict in accordance with the facts was rendered.
Horrible Wife Murder at Pater
son, N. J.—On the 15th of February, Mrs. Murray, who
keeps a fancy-store at No. 271 Marshall street, Paterson,
obtained a divorce from her husband, John Murray,
who is, it is said, dissolute and worthless. He has since,
several times, threatened her life, and on Friday morn
ing entered her store, knocked her down, and drew a
razor twice entirely round her nock, inflicting such
horrible injuries that recovery is impossible. Two little
boys, named John Day and William Mc Ardle, neither of
whom is more than twelve years old, who were presea.fi
at the time, attempted to beat Murray from his pros
trate wife. The murderer was arrested.
Eighth Ward Rowdyism. —Georgs
King and William Walsh, last evening, while intoxicat
ed, entered the cigar store of Edward Zerwick, No. IGS
Wooster street, and demanded cigars. The proprietor
refused, and the men beeame very disorderly, and
smashed the show case, and other articles, including a
kerosene lamp, setting the place on fire.
The flames were extinguished by the members of En
gine Company, No 13. King and Walsh were arrested
and locked up in the Wooster street Police Station.
A Quarrel Over the War. — John
Meyers, of No. 138 Allen street, and John Miller, a fel
low-tenant, quarreled last evening, in the lager beer sa
loon, No. 126 Allen street, about the German war, and
Meyers stabbed Miller over the eye, causing a severe
wound. Meyers was arrested, and locked up in the El
dridge street police station.
Killed by an Intoxicated Mother.
—Dennis Sullivan, aged six months, was last evening
overlaid and smothered by his intoxicated mother, Ann
Sullivan, in her apartment on the fourth floor of the
rear tenement No. 69 Henry street. She was arrested
and locked up to await the result st a coroner’s investi
gation 1
Serious Affray Between Brothers.
—James Shay, of No. 183 Canal street, and Daniel Shay,
of No. 104 Bayard street, brothers, and bricklayers,
quarreled yesterday at Bayard and Mott streets, and
James struck Daniel on the head with a massive plumb,
inflicting a very severe wound. The assailant was ar
rested by Officer Downing, and locked up m th® Frank
lin street police statio n.
Accidents. —Charles Barnard, aged
fifty-one years,, residing at No. 9 Canton street, Brook*
lyn, while carrying a barrel of dirt at No. 432 East Hous*
ton street, fell off a plank and broke his left arm. Ha
was sent to Bellevue Hospital.
John J. Christie, aged seven years, residing at No. 315
First avenue, was yesterday knocked down and run over
by a vender’s wagon, and was seriously injured.
One More Unfortunate, Weary of
Breath.— Rosa Cavanagh was, on Friday evening, art
rested for drunkenness, and locked up in the Tenth Pre*
cihct station house. During tho evening the doorman
had occasion to look into the cell, when ho found Rosij
hanging by her handkerchief behind the door. She WM
found to be uninjured.
Theft of Cloth.— John Francis, of
No. 168 Leonard st., was yesterday caught in the aot
stealing two pieces of blaok grenadine, valued at S6O,
from tho store of Wm. Cheeks, at 325 Broadway. <
was fully committed tor trial by Aldermiui Qqdiad*
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