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Sunday Edition. June IS
of successful American plays as we have been favored
with lately, and there is every prospect of another
being added to the list in “Delmonico’s; or, Larks
up the Hudson.” Matinee on Saturday.
Wood’s Museum Theatre.—The youngsters
will be delighted to learn that for some time longer
they will have opportunities of witnessing the
intlcsof the “Three Blind Mice.” The drolleries
Of the Clown, Tony Denier; the misfortunes of the
Pantaloon, C. K. Fox; the dancing of the Harlequin
■and Columbine, Mr. A. W. Mafflin and Miss Linda de
Bhona, and M’dlle. Pagani, the juggling of Harry
Evans, and the burlesque acting of Miss Nellie San
ford, have all been highly amusing, while the lively
music and cleverly arranged tricks and transforma
tion incidental to the pantomime have been produc
tive of much merriment The little ones who have not
£et seen “Three Blind Mice” should not be denied
that pleasure this week. There are also many other
attraction' at Wood’s, Little Lulu, and Rob Roy
McGregor, hold levees daily, and there are thousands
Of interesting curiosities in the museum. This
evening the celebrated lecturer, orator, traveler, and
candidate for Presidential honors, will deliver his
last lecture but one, prior to his departure for
Europe, at Wood’s Museum, the subject being “Po
litical Issues of the Day.” The pantomime will be
performed both afternoon and evening during the
Olympic Theatre.—Miss Lucille Western’s
acting in “ East Lynne,” proved so acceptable to the
numerous spectators who have visited the Olympic
during her engagement, that the management very
judiciously retained it on the bills all week, instead
of withdrawing it, as announced. To-morrow even
ing, Miss Western will appear in another character
in which she has no rival, that of Margaret Rookley,
in Charles Gaynor’s play of “ The Child Stealer.” It
is probable that during her present engagement
«* Oliver Twist” will be produced; but no matter
what play this talented lady appears in, one may al
ways rely on witnessing emotional acting of the very
highest order. There will be matinees on Wednes
and Saturday, and on Monday, June 261 h, Bose and
Harry Watkins will commence a limited engagement
at this theatre.
On Thursday 29th, Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Mr. G.
L. Fox, and a number of distinguished members of
the profession will perform for the benefit of the
family of the late Dan Symons, long and honorably
connected with the Olympic management. Particu
lars in our next.
Bowery Theatre.—Another new sensational
drama is to Le presented at this theatre during this
week. It is called “Over the Falls; or, A Leap for
Life,” and will be placed on the stage with entirely
new scenery and machinery. Mr. James Maguire
will make his first appearance in this drama. Mr.
Maguire is an Irish comedian of celebrity, and if all
we have heard in advance of his excellence should
prove true, he will at once become a favorite with
the patrons of the Bowery, who are quick to recog
nize merit. Mr. Maguire will sustain three charac
ters in the drama— Jerry Magee, Norah Magee, and
Jolly Jack. In “ Over the Falls” there will be some
very beautiful scenery shown, such as a garden with
plants in full blossom, and a stupendous railroad
bridge over the Falls—the bridge thirty-five feet
above the stage. In the last scene, Jerry Magee (Mr.
Maguire) lea; s, with a child in his arms, through a
large waterfall, on to the stage. This cannot but
have a startling effect. The cast of characters in
“Over the Falls” includes the entire strength of the
Bowery’s excellent company. The performances
•commence each evening with that favorite old
drama, “ Robert Macaire.” On Friday evening, Mr.
James Maguire will take his first benefit in this city.
Tony Pastor’s Opera House.—This com
fortable little opera house has been occupied for the
last six nights by a dramatic company headed by
and under the direction of Miss Fanny Herring.
Miss Herring has long been a favorite on this side of
the town, and there appears no signs of her popular
ity diminishing. During the week she has appeared
in a variety of her best characters, in all of which
she has afforded the most lively satisfaction. Among
the pieces produced have been “ The Female Detec
tive,” “Jack Sheppard,” “Ireland As It Was,”
“Jenny Lind At Last,” “The Cabin Boy,” and
“ The Dumb Girl of Genoa.” The two latter were
presented on the occasion of our visit, and if one
may judge from the hearty plaudits of a well-filled
house, would bear repeated representation. In “ The
Cabin Bov ” Miss Herring played Juliana in a vary
able manner, and the support accorded her by the
company generally was respectable. Largacette, an
old sailor, was very cleverly played by Mr. J. L.
Banford, who appears to be a good character actor,
und Mr. J. H. Huntley impersonated the villain of the
piece, Monsieur Vincent, in a highly creditable man
ner. In “ The Dumb Girl of Genoa ” Miss Herring
gave an exhibition of her pantomimio powers as Ju
lietta, which was very pleasing. Mr. Mark M. Smith
played Antonio carefully and with great effect, and
Messrs. M. J. Jordan, F. A. Doud and G. W. Shields
were successful. To-morrow evening a new sensa
tional play, entitled “Grit; or, Out on the Plains,”
written expressly for Miss Fanny Herring by Mr. D.
B. Young, will be produced. The house is well ven
tilated, and the comfort of the audience carefully at
tended to under ihe courteous directors of the estab
lish men t.
Globe Theatre.—The lovers of the sensa
tional have been enjoying a rare treat at the Globe
Theatre for the last fortnight in the form of Mr. C.
Foster’s melo-drama, “Neck and Neck.” Night af
ter night has the execution of Walter Wilmarth
aroused the sympathies of intensely interested audi
ences, and night after night has their satisfaction on
finding his place on the scaffold occupied by the vil
lain Carroll Denman, in the last scene, been evinced,
by enthusiastic plaudits. Many of the impersona
tions have been considerably improved by practice,
and the company now works a# smoothly together as
if they had occupied the theatre for years. The
scenery and properties are carefully attended to,
and the stage management appears to be in compe
tent hands. The theatre is kept deliciously cool, and
the attendance is in consequence good. A visit to
the Globe during the dramatic season will sufficient
ly repay itself. “Neck and Neck ” matinee on Sat
urday. Au engagement has been effected with Mr.
E. Eddy, who will appear on Monday, June 26.
Bryant’s Opera House.—This elegant and
comfortable house will, we understand, be occupied
for a Summer season by Mr. John L. Hall’s comedy
and burlesque company, commencing on Monday,
8d July. This combination contains many artists of
acknowledged ability, and during their extended
provincial tour,sthey have met on all sides with the
most unequivocal success. A prosperous season at
Bryant’s Opera House may thus be expected.
An Old-Time Criticism.—The following
dlever article was published in the London Taller in
1831. It will be read by the older lovers of theatri
cals with pleasure, and be enjoyed by all who admire
humor, wit, and fancy. We do not remember an
article which contains so much of the three squeezed
Into so short a space :
“ Madame Vesiris is an oddity ?■’ That is strange,
Bays the reader, and what is strange is odd; let that
content you. Is it not odd that she is the only man
ageress; is it not, also, odd that she is more success
ful than all the managers collectively; is it not odd
that she has produced no piece that failed; is it not
Odd that her theatre boasts of the loveliest woman
(herself) and the ugliest man (Liston) on the stage ?
Miss Bartolozzi was born in Marylebone, and was
Bo lovely when little, that she was called “little
love;” her heart was as light as her eyes were dark;
Bhe was beautiful as a butterfly, and as wild as one.
When only fourteen, lovers came by streams (one
the same way, for he drowned himself); among
Others, a certain gigantic attorney "sighed and
looked; but she objected to his size— and he never
spoke aloud of his love, because his love was not
allowed. She then adored nothing but music, which,
I suppose, must have arisen from hearing her own
Voice, for there is no music like it. She studied the
piano, though that was not her forte; in dancing “she
Snatched a grace beyond the reach of art,” for she
had artless grace. Thus she proceeded making
samplers and breaking hearts; reading romantic
talesand turning romancers’ beads; captivating all
Who heard her, without condescending often to hear
from those she had captivated, until she was fixteen.
Then, when she was, indeed,
A rose with all its sweetest leaves yot folded,
Bho saw Armand Vestris, "the dancer.” His pirouttes
turned her brain, and, ere she was sixteen, she be
came his wile. He was rather pay—that is, he led a
Had life (which means a short and merry one). Mad.
Vestris found no resource in her husband, and be
gan to husband her own resources. She did not go to
Doctors’ Commons; her own will was her prerogative
court. As her husband was absent, she embraced the
Stage, and appeared as Froserpino at the King’s thea
tre. After brilliant success, sue went to Paris.
Helen never delighted the ancient Paris as Madame
V. did the modern. Helen contributed to the run of
a war, but Madame was content with promoting the
run of a piece. In that city of pleasure, she had
many a suitor that did not suit her. Philosophers
forsook th,: love of science to study the science of
love; poets sang in measures of their measureless
affection. Beianger was derange. Deputies came in
person, and she was three times offered to be made
a countess the moment the manager made her ap
pear. But Monsieur V.’s finances ceased to go right
•o she left, ana in 1820 appeared at Drury Lane
Theatre. There, at the Haymarket and Co vent Gar
den, was she many a season the envy of one sex and
yhQ delight of the other, when a serious event oc
curred. I saw her, I remember, all sunniness and
Bpng, as usual; a week after, what a reverse!—her
fair was no longer bedecked with flowers, for her
form was enveloped in weeds. She was a widow
Her beautiful face peeping forth from her sables’
like Aurora from a dark cloud, or Venus from the
llack sea. She looked more bewitching from the
absence of any apparent witchery. Sickness had
aubdued the fire (not the beauty) of her eye; her
voice was more touchingly tender—the very moon
right of sound; detraction said much of the years of
boldness between her and her husband. “How
pould she regret him from whom she had been so
long estranged?” Precious reasoners 1
I -Death flings avail over error—recalls every image
L- £°J’“ aer J°yj the sins of the careless husband lie
with him in the oblivion of the narrow house, whilst
{#very tender word-every kind deed, returns with a
weet melancholy, and, knocking at the lonely heart
ries “ remember 1” She resolved to become a man-
Bgeress. In vain did wooers sigh: beaus came full
Df tears—her thoughts were on tiers full of beaus
lAey spoke ot a marriage-Hceriße—she of the Chamber
lain’s I At length (it is said) amid a host of lovers
lha ahose one “ whose love is judged a (thQUgh
her sister only is in America, it is well understood
that both the ladies are in “ the united state”). The
Olympic Theatre opened—how many have been jam
med to death I know not; but the erection of the
King’s College so close, is of course to give immediate
relief to the nightly sufferers. She must certainly
have studied the art and mystery of & packer t or she
never could have placed individuals to the amount of
180?. nightly, in a domus calculated but to contain
Madame V. is the best actress that ever sang, and
decidedly the best singer that ever acted. She was
born to fascinate the world, and possesses a world of
fascination. A man might be satisfied with the
charms of her mind, cou:d he avoid minding her
charms. With talent to transcend beauty, she has
beauty as transcendent as her talent. Those most
ready to frame faults can find no fault with her
frame. Her foot is not half a foot. Her eyes have
all the fire of love, with yet a lovelier fire —a subdu
ing softness, that melts while it captivates—the veiy
pupils (unlike most pupils) seem to love their lashes.
Her bps are severed cherries, imbued with their own
dew; and the commentary they form on Horn’s song
of “Qherry Ripe,” gave to that song its popularity.
Her ear seems reveling in her ringlets, as though it
loved the curls it reposed among. She is so peer-less
cannot laud her. She will never grow old; for
Time, that flies with others, stands to gaze at her;
his wings are idle, while he is loitering at hers.
She has wit enough to excuse severity, yet good
nature enough to check her wit. One instance of a
tart remark is on my memory. An actress and a
spinster (who is very prudent and very ugly) was
speaking illiberally of some ladies. “You mustn’t
wonder, said Mrs. 0., “you know she is still a vir
gin.” Yes, verging upon fifty,” replied madame.
Madame V., as a singer, follows no school, she has
formed one—a school in which the heart breathes
music through the lips. In her own garb she is the
beau-ideal of woman; in male attire she is indeed an
ideal beau —the personification of Ganymede or
Adonis in their juvenilia. She makes love like an
angel—Moore caught his notion of the “Loves of
tne Angels ” from her. As an actress she imitates
no one; and (though many attempt) no one has suc
ceeded in imitating her, for she is inimitable. Her
laugh is sunshine to the eye, and music to the ear.
She dances as it she did not belong to this world,
and walks as if this world belonged to her. As a man
ageress she is the leader (and Jove’s Leda was noth
ing to her); but who is to follow her footsteps ? Oth
ers might riival at the Olympic, but who could rival
her “ Olympic Revels ?” She is a magnet that at
tracts at each pole. Steele (though dwelling amid
beauty) was never attached to such a loads'one. Her
fame will never die (would she never might!) for the
name of Madrme Vestris will be remembered when
all other vestries are forgotten.
Wm. H. Runnett, brother of the Treasurer
of the San Francisco Minstrel Troupe, and long identi
fied as a working politician with the Democratic party
in the Fifteenth Ward, and for five years President of
the Baxter Hop Association, also a member of Manbat
ta Lodge, No. 489, F and A. M., died at the residence of
bis mother, No. 47 South Washington Square, yester
day morning, 17th, at four o’clock, of hasty consump
tion. He had a large circle of friends who will deplore
his loss. His funer.il takes place from the residence of
his mother, Tuesday, on at 2 P. M.
Hart, Ryman & Barney’s Minstrels, from the
Globe Theatre, New York, appear to be meeting with
peat success on their provincial tour. They appeared
in New Haven last week, and concerning them the Pal
ladium says: “No troupe of minstrels has visited our
city for a long time whose performances have been so
good throughout as Hart. Ryman & Barney’s, which
has exhibited here the last two evenings. The four
comedians are as good performers, in their line, as can
be eean, Barney’s delineations of German and Irish
character being perfect.”
A Hartford exchange says of Maggie Mitch
ell: “Her husband is a Mr. Paddock, a Western dry
goods merchant; but not from him does she obtain her
fortune. She has earned it all. and now possesses
$390,000. She has bought a fine Portland stone resi
dence in New York. Air. and Mrs. Paddock have a little
daughter, two years old, named Fanohon.”
“Honor; or, Might and Right,” an ’entirely
now play, by John Brougham, has been produced at the
California Theatre, San Francisco, with Mr. Edwin Ad
ams in the principal character.
Mr. J. C. Fryer, the general agent of the
Nilsson concerts, left for Europe last week by the City of
Antwerp, and will return in August to perfect the com
ing season of opera.
“Tweedie’s Rights ” is the name of a new
confedy, by James Albory, author of “The Two Roses,”
recently produced at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
John 8. Clarke is traveling on the Rhine and
in Switzerland with his family. H® will not appear in
London until the Fall.
Mr. Joseph Jarnet from the Grand Opera,
Paris, has been engaged by Max Strakosch for the
Nilsson Opera Troupe.
Colonel H. 8. Olcott’s play on the topic of
New England witchcraft, is entitled, “The Rose of
Dan Bice is making another farewell tour.
Dan has been doing this sort of thing for ten or fifteen
Hart, Ryman & Barney’s Minstrels, open at
the Howard Atheneum, Boston, to-morrow evening.
Blondin will visit this country at the close of
the present month for a farewell tour of America.
Lawrence Barrett is having a cottage built
opposite Edwin Booth’s at Long Branch.
Manager Lawlor says that by next October
he will have a new theatre in Albany.
Mr. Carl Rosa and Mme. Parepa Rosa, are
expected in this country soon.
Fisk’s Opera Bouffers are at Pike’s New Op
era House. Cincinnati.
Miss Lucy Rushton, with “ Red Hands,” is
at Toronto, Canada.
Newcomb & Arlington’s Minstrels were in
Albany last week.
The Wallace Sisters burlesque in Rome, N.
Y., this weok.
John E. Owens was at Montreal. Canada,
last week.
Lent’s New York Circus opens in Chicago on
the 26th.
Blind Tom, the musical prodigy, is in Pitta
Ella Wesner Is shortly to appear at San Fran
The excursions of the past week have been, without
exception, very successful. The weather has not been
too warm, and unlimited pleasure has been the result.
The picnics of Acacia and Munn lodges, on Tuesday,
were well attended, and “all went merry as a marriage
bell.” The arrangements for the ensuing week are as
To Newark, by the comfortable steamboat Thomas P.
Way, at 8 A. M. and 2 P. M., thia, and every Sunday.
To Newburg, Cornwall, Cold Spring, West Point, and
Yonkers, this, and every Sunday, at 8 A. M„ by steam
boat Sleepy Hollow.
To Rockaway, by steamboat Nelly White, this, and
every Sunday, at Bta A. M. and 1 P. M.
To the Fishing Banks, daily, at 7:45, 8:30, and 9 A. M.,
by steamboat Rip Van Winkle. Music and refreshments
on board.
North shore Staten Island, at short intervals all day,
from Pier No. 19, between Cortland* and Dey streets.
To Albany, by the C. Vibbard or Daniel Drew, daily,
at 8:30
To Cozzens’, West Point, Cornwall, Newburg, Milton,
Rondout, and Poughkeepsie, by the Mary Powell, daily
at 3:30 P.M.
To Yonkers, Dobbs’ Ferry, Nyack, Sing Sing. Haver
straw, Grassy Point, and Verplanck, by steamboats An
telope or Norwalk, every morning at 8 A. M.
To Boston, by the splendid steamers of the Narragan
sett Steamship Company, Bristol or Providence, every
To Long Branch, by splendid steamers Plymouth
Rock and Jessie Hoyt, four times daily. Concerts by
Ninth Regiment Band on board the Plymouth Rock
each trip.
To Albany, by tne People’s Line, from Pier No. 41, N.
R., by the splendid steamers St, John, Drew, and Dean
Richmond, daily (Sundays excepted), at 6 o’clock P. M.
To Boston, Providence, and other New England ports,
by first-class steamers Electra or Galatea, daily, from
Pier No. 27, N. R., at 5 o’clock P. M.
To New London, Norwich, and other ports, by the
splendid steamers City of Naw York, City of Boston,
City of New London, and City of Lawrence, every even
ing (Sundays excepted) from Pier No. 40, N. R., at 6
o’clock P. M.
To Somerville, Hampton Junction, Pittsburg, Easton.
Phillipsburg, and all points in the West, by Central
Railroad of New Jersey. See advertisement.
The picnic and cotillion excursions are as follows;
The Third Avenue Relief Association give their
annual picnic on Monday, Juno 19th, at Jones’ Woods.
The association h&s taken all possible precautions to
make this picnic one of the most pleasurable, respecta
ble, and agreeable affairs of the season. Fink’s cele
brated band will furnish the music forthe occasion, and
the committees for the control of the dancing, police,
etc., are composed of gentlemen who thoroughly under
stand their duties. Among other inducements to be
present at this picnic, is the fact that Edward Payson
Weston, who has shown himself the greatest of living
pedestrians, will join in the festivities of the occasion.
Those who wish to have an enjoyable time should be
present at the afternoon and evening picnic of the
Third Avenue Relief Association, on Monday.
The Washington Continental Guard will have
their twentieth annual military »nd civic picnio and
summer night’s festival, at Sulzer’s East River Park, on
Tuesday, also, when the general arrangements are such
as to guarantee success.
Abrams Lodge, No. 20.—The annual picnic and ex
cursion of this popular lodge will be on Tuesday to
Spring Hill Grove. The steamer Virginia Seymour and
the barges Wm. J. Haskett and Merchant will convey
the excursionists to the scene of action, and the ar
rangements made are highly satisfactory. The musio
will be by Wallace, and the excursion one of the best of
the season.
The Washington Chapter, No. 212, announce a
magnificent entertainment on the afternoon and even
ing of Wednesday, in the Lion Park, 110th street
and Eighth avenue. Music, dancing, and all kinds of
sports will be indulged in, and general enjoyment be
th® order of the day.
Enterprise Lodge, No. 228, announce their fourth
annual festival in aid of the Widows’ and Orphans’
Fund of the lodge. It will be held in Terrace Garden,
corner of Third avenue and Fifty-eighth street, and
apart from the charitable object of the enterprise we
are informed that the entertainment will be' a grand
Crystal Wave Lodge picnic is booked for Wednes
day, the 28th of June, and Copestone Lodge, for 2d of
August, and Templar Lodge for July 19.
Concord Lodge, No. 50, F. and A. M., have a grand
moonlight excursion on the 31st July.
The R. A. M. Chowder Club announce their annual
excursion to Woodside on Thursday next, June 22d.
Among the other interesting attractions in connection
with the excursion will be a competition in chowder eat
ing, the champion eater to be presented with a hand
some medal. Go for it.
Alpha Chapter, No. 1, Eastern Star, will have their
annual picnic to Pleasant Valley, N. J., on Friday, June
The groves and favorite resort of picnickers which we
would recommend our readers to visit are as follows:
Dudley’s Grove, on the Hudson; Springhill Grove, be
tweon Glenwood and Hastings; John H.flyers’ Grove
Pleasant Valley. N. J.; and Sylvan Park, Morrisania’.
Also. Excelsior Park, Englewood, Oriental Grove,
Alderney Park. Jonas Island, and Raritan Beach Groves. [
The Magenta, a notably fast and comfortable steamer,
will accompany the Yacht Clnb Regatta on Thursday,
and carry passengers round the light ship with the
yachts. Music on board.
Thursday being the occasion of the annual regatta of
the New York Yacht Club, passengers will be convoyed
to the scene of action by the splendid steamer Sleepy
Hollow, Capt. Sherman. Music on board.
The steamboats to bo chartered are: Th® Wyoming-
Office, No. 383 West street; the Sleepy Hollow, New
Champion. V. Seymour, and P. O» Schultz, and the
barges Walter Sands, Wm. Myers, Wm. Jay Haskett,
and Merchant—Myers, corner of Morton and West
The Atlantic Hotel, at Bath,. L. 1., and the Con
tinental Hotel, Long Branch,.are always prepared for
any amount of visitors.
WalW Mlwut
“There’s nothing half so sweet in
life as love’s young dream,” unless it ba to enjoy the
pleasures of “The Woodbine,” corner of Sixth
avenue and Thirteenth street, where the best of re
freshments, in the form of steaks, ehops, and game
of all kinds,. with wines and cigars of the finest
brands, can always be had.
The Pearl Cassimere Hats at Dou
gan’s, worn by the elite of the city, are the acknowl
edged hats of the season. His Panama and Straws
are equally good,, at low prices. No. 102 Nassau
street, corner Ann.
A strange, uncertain rumor has
been floa ing about for the last few days. It is, that
Horace Greeley, delighted with the reception given
him by the Republican party,.on Monday last, pur
poses discarding the famous white hat of an tiquity,
and substituting instead one purchased at Knox’s
Hat Emporium, No. 212 Broadway.
Poets frequently write about feast
ing their eyes upon visions of beauty, but if you
would feast on something more substantial, Leggett
& Storms’ beautiful dining saloon, Nos.. 44, 46, and
48 Chatham street, is the place to have your wish
gratified. Any kind of refreshment to be had with
out delay.
The Great Sale still continues un
abated, at Fleming, Jr.’s, hat establishment, for his
$5 pearl cassimere hats. Fleming, Jr.,
No. 146 Fulton street.
June has always been a proverbially
busy month for marriages, and the rush for wedding
rings, as also gold and silver watches, and jewelry of
all kinds, to 8. J. Delan’s, No. 357 Grand street, is
All the elements necessary for a
social evening’s amusement are to be fouhd at Hab
ry Hill’s famous and beautiful concert saloon, No.
26 East Houston street.
The extensive sale of Dougan’s
fine Cassimere Hats is unprecedented in the annals
ot trade. His style always take the precedence.
New Yorkers go for them, and the people generally.
, Dougan, No. 102 Nassau, cor Ann.
Knickerbocker 'Cottage, No. 456
Sixth avenue. The public and friends of this well
known and favorite establishment, are respectfully
informed that Capt. James A. Boyle has disposed of
his interest in the same to the undersigned, who will
continue the business with every needful facility,
and an increased patronage is solicited. The house
has been put in thorough order, painted, and fres
coed. The billiard tables improved with Phelan &
Collender’s cushions; the reading-room supplied
with all the daily and weekly papers, foreign and do
mestic. The club and meeting-rooms, as well as the
sleeping-rooms for gentlemen, have been refur
nished, and will be found complete in every respect.
The family dining-rooms and restaurant will be sup
plied from a larder well filled with all the delicacies,
as well as substantiate, of the season; while the bar
has been stocked with a selected assortment of wines,
liquors, and segars. Very respectfully,
William Fowleb,
For Moth Patches, Freckles, and
Tan, use Perry’s Moth and Freckle Lotion. It is
the only reliable and harmless remedy known for
removing brown discolorations from the skin. Pre
pared only by Dr. B. C. Perry, No. 49 Bond street.
New York. Sold by all druggists.
A lively interest is manifested in sporting circles as to
th® probable result of the great championship game
announced to be played at the Hippotheatron in Four
teenth street, to-morrow evening. Th® contestants are
the celebrated Cyrijle Dion, of this city, and the equally
distinguished Melvin Foster, of Norwich, Conn. From
the well known science in the game possessed by both
players, and the prize at stake, a champion diamond
cue and one thousand dollars, a closely contested game
is expected, and a fine display of the science of billiards
may be anticipated. The game willjbe played on a four
pocket table, caroms, 1,500 points, and will be called
promptly at eight o’clock.
ECKFORD vs. FOREST CITY, of Cloveland.
The Forest City nine, of Cleveland, mad® their first
appearance this season on the Union Grounds yesterday
afternoon, and played a game with the Eckford Club.
The last game played between these clubs last season
terminated in a crushing defeat for the Eckford Club,
the Cleveland mon not allowing the n to score a single
run, and they very nearly accomplished a similar feat
in the game yesterday, indeed had it not been for a muff
by Kimball they would have succeeded in doing so. The
Cleveland Club is undoubtedly one of the strongest nines
we have seen this season, showing fine form both in the
field and at the bat. The Eckford boys played an excel
lent game, and displayed first-rate form in the field, but
they could not bat Pratt’s pitching at all. That “little
wonder” was too much for them altogether, beside the
fielding generally of the Cleveland nine, which was first
class. Jim White, as usual, showed to advantage be
hind the bat, and Kimball and Sutton both played their
bases admirably. Kimball and Pratt led the score at the
bat for the Forest City team. Of the Eckford men, Nel
son deserves especial mention for his really splendid
fielding at third base. Hicks was the only Eckford man
who did anything at th® bat, and he only made his first
base twice. Quite a sensation was created on the ground
by the receipt and publication of the score of the Mu
tual-Boston game, which was forwarded by the Western
Union Telegraph Co., from the ground at Boston, for
the convenience of the spectators at the Union Grounds
here. When the final result of the Boston game came
to hand, and it was found that the Mutuals had won, a
loud cheer rang out from the spectators, who seemed
highly delighted with the result. The Mutes, however,
will have their work to do to boat the Clovelanders on
Monday. Mr. John Wildey, of the Mutual Club, was
selected by the Cleveland men to umpire their game
with the Eckfords yesterday, and he did it in a highly
satsifactory manner to all parties.
The game commenced at 3;20, with the Forest City
nine at the bat. Jim White led off with a pretty hit to
left field, making hfs first base. Allison followed with a
hot grounder, prettily stopped by Swandell, and Allison
was out at his first; while J(m White, who had got to
his see ond by a passed ball, reached his third. Pabor
then went out on a foul bound tip to Hicks, and was
succeeded by Carleton, who hit several foul balls to left
field, and was then put out by Nelson and Allison. For
the Eckford nine, Allison led off with two or three foul
hits, and was finally taken on a foul fly by Carleton.
Martin was next, and he was taken on a foul bound by
J. White. Nelson, was next in order, and reached his
first on a dropped fly by E. White. Gedney then tried
his hand, and was put out at first by Kimball and Carle
ton. No runs.
Second Inning.—Kimball began with a foul fly, nicely
taken by Nelson. Pratt followed with a slow grounder
to second base, making his first. Sutton then sent a
nice one up in the air, well taken by Shelley, and E.
White was out on a fly to Holdsworth. Swandell led off
by getting his base on “three balls,” and was followed by
Hicks, who forced Swandoll out at second by a weak hit
to Bass, at short. Chapman then hit one to Bass, who
sent the ball to Carleton, putting Chapman out at first,
and Carleton, seeing Hicks making for third, threw th®
ball to Sutton, and Hicks was run out most foolishly.
No runs.
Third Inning.—Bass led off with a high one, taken on
the fly by Swandell, and Jim Whit® was splendidly taken
on the fly by Shelley, while Allison was out at first by a
very brilliant bit of fielding by Nelson to Allison. Chap
man, for the Eckfords, began by getting his base on
called balls, and was followed by Holdsworth, who hit
one up in the air which Kimball took on th® fly, and, as
Chapman had started for second, he threw the ball to
Carleton making the double play—and Shelley was put
out at first by a nice stop and throw from Bass to Carle
Fourth Inning.—Pabor was first to the bat, and got
his first on called balls. Carleton then sent one to left
field, and was taken by Gedney on the fly—a very nice
catch. Kimball then sent one in the same direction,
but Gedney judged this ball as badly as he had done the
previous one well, and Kimball got his base. Pratt than
sent a very not one to Holdsworth, who stopped it well,
but instead of making a double play, he held it, and the
result was no one was put out. This left the throe bases
full, when Sutton hit a splendid line ball toward Nelson.
Johnny jumped up in the air, nipped the ball on the fly,
and, before Kimball knew where he was, he found him
self out at second. This was a splendid bit of fielding,
and was long and loudly applauded. Allison, for the
Eckfords, was first to the bat, and was taken on a foul
bound by J. White. Martin was out at first by a throw
from Sutton to Carleton, and Nelson was taken on the
foul bound by J. White. No runs.
Fifth Inning.—Pratt led off and was beautifully taken
on the fly by Nelson. Sutton would then have been
taken on the fly by Gedney, but Nelson went for it and
drove it out of Gedney’s hands. E. White then sent a
grounder to left which Gedney allowed to pass, and
Sutton came home, while E. White got to his third.
Bjss was then nicely taken by Hicks on a foul fly, but
J. White reached his first on a ball which was slowly
handled by Swandell. Allison; however,, was put out at
first by Holdsworth, and A. Allison. Two runs. Ged
ney began for the Eckfords with a hob one to second
base, muffed by Kimball, .and reached his third on an
overthrow from Kimball to Carleton. Swandell was
then taken on the foul fly by J; White. Hicks made his
first on a nice grounder to centre, Gedney getting home,
Chapman ’was then taken on the fly by Pabor and Holds
worth on the fly by E. White. One run, aud the game 2
to 1 in favor of Cleveland.
Sixth Inning.—Pabor led off with a hot one, which
Swandell took on the fly, very< low down; Carleton fol
lowed with a daisy cutter to-Nelson; which he muffed,
and Kimball sent a nice one to left field, making his
first. Pratt next sent a nice one-past short stop, mak
ing his first. The bases were now full, when Sutton
went to the bat, determined to bring some of the Cleve
landers home; but his ability was not equal to his in
tention, as he was taken very brilliantly by Hicks on a
foul bound. E. White then tried to do something, but
he hit a weak one, which Martin fielded well to Allison,
and the Clevelanders were once more out without scor
ing, after having had three men on the bases,. Shelley
led off with a warm one to third base, nicely stopped by
Sutton, and splendidly thrown.in by him to Carleton.
Allison was then taken on the fly by Kimball, and Mar
tin made his base on a neat grounder to centre field, but
Nelson was taken on the fly beautifully by E.. White.
Seventh Inning.—Bass began with a grounder to Nel
son, which he fielded nicely, and threw well to Allison.
J. White was taken on a fine running, fly by Shelley, but
Allison made his base on a nice hit past short stop, and
Pabor made a fine hit to right field, sending Allison to
second, this was of no avail, however, as Carlton was
taken on the fly by Nelson. Gedney began with a hot
grounder to Kimball, which, slipped between his legs,
Swandell was taken by Sutton on a foul fly, after hitting
about six foul balls. Hicks made his base on a fine hit
to right field, but Chapman was finely taken on a foul
fly by J. White, and Holdsworth was magnificently taken
on a foul bound by E. White, who ran in from right
Eighth Inning.—Kimball led off with a clean hit to
centre field, and Pratt followed with a nice grounder in
a similar direction. Sutton then sent a good one to left
field, and E. White was taken on the fly by A. Allison.
Baas then hit a powerful one to left field, butGedny
judged it well and took it on the fly. J. White then
sent a beauty, to left field, and was imitated by Allison,
who (brought Pratt home. Pabor sent one over Holds
worth’s head bringing Sutton home, and Carleton got
his base on three balls, Jim White coming home. Kim
ball then forced Pabor out at third, Allison getting home,
and his run counting, in consequence of Nelson’s
absurdly standing with the ball in his hand before he
walked to the base to put Pabor out. Five runs made,
three earned. Shelley then went to the bat, and was
taken on the fly by Pratt; Allison followed, and was
caught on a foul fly by J. White, and Martin got his
base on called balls: Nelson then batted a weak one to
short stop, forcing Martin out at second. The game
seven to one in favor of Cleveland.
Ninth Inning.—Carleton led off with a grounder to
Nelson, and was out at first; Kimball sent a grounder
to Shelley, making his first, and reaching his second on
Shelley’s muff. Pratt was then out on the fly*by Ged
ney, and Kimball got to his third on a wild pitch, but
ton, however, was finely taken on the foul bound by
Gedney, and the Cleveland score closed for seven runs.
Nelson began, and was taken on the foul fly by J. White*.
Gedney was nicely put out by Bass and Carleton. Swan
dell then got his base, on called balls, and Hicks was
taken beautifully on a straight fly to Sutton.
FOREST CITY. 18. TB. PO. A. ECKFORD. 18. T 3. PO. A.
J. White, c.... 2 2 7 0 Allison, lbo 0 8 0
Allison, cf 2 2 10 Martin, p 11 0 1
Pabor, 1. f 2 2 10 Nelson, 3bo 0 5 6
Carleton, I b... 0 0 8 0 Gedney, I. f.... 0 0 4 0
Kimball, 2 b.... 3 3 5 1 Swandell, 2 b... 0 0 3 1
Pratt, p 3 3 0 0 Hicks, c. 2; 2 3 0
Sutton, 3bl 12 3 Chapman, r. f. .0 0 0 0
E. White, r.f..l 13 0 HolAsworth.s.s.O Oil
Bass, s. s 0 0 0 5 Shelley, o. f.... 0 0 3 0
Inningsl| 21 3 4|s|6|7|B| 9 | Total.
Forest City*o 0 0 0 2 01 0 5 01 —7 ’
Eckford 0| 0| 0 0| 1| Q|. o,| 0| o|—l
Umpire—Mr. J. Wildey, of the Mutual Club. Time of
game—Two hours and five minutes. Runs earned—For
est City, 3; Eckford, 0.
The Mutual Club arrived in Boston yesterday morn
ing, and played the Boston Club with th® following re
Innings 1| 2| 31 41. 5| 6| 7| 8| 9 | Total.
Boston 21 0 J 0 1 0 0I"o 101 1I 3
Mutual 4 | 0 I 0 I 0 I 11 0 | 01 21 21 9
Umpire—Mr. M. Rogers.
MUTUAL vs. FOREST CITY, of Rockford.
Since their defeat by. the Mutuals, in their first game
on the Ist instant, the Rockford men have visited Phila
delphia and Baltimore, and have given excellent proofs
of the strength of their team. Among the victories they
gained, and one ot which they may well feel proud, was
that over the powerful Athletic pine, of Philadelphia’
The Forest City nine played their last game here on the
3d inst., when they defeated the Stars; they then went
to Philadelphia, and engaged in a contest with the Ath
letics, on the sth inst., and defeated them, after a severe
and exciting struggle, by a score of 11 to 10. Had they
nothing else but this victory to boast of, it might be
supposed they had won through one of those unaccount
able freaks of fortune, which surprise every one fre
quently in our National Game, but they have other tri
umphs to boast of, which are alike creditable to them as
exponents of our favorite pastime. The fact of their
having defeated the Athletics, however, gave an addi
tional zest and interest to their second game with the
Mutual nine on Wednesday last, and had it not been for
the confounded fifty-cent admission fee, there would
undoubtedly have been a full attendance of the lovers
of base ball on the Union Grounds—as it was, there
were not as many persons present as are frequently to be
seen at a “ muffin ” match.
The Mutes are now playing in pretty good form, and
are acquiring that confidence in themselves which is so
essentially necessary in any game, but which was severely
shaken in their./7a«co with the Haymakers. We don’t mean
that they are becoming possessed of any overweening
confidence—than which nothing could be less conducive
to good, sound play—but they are beginning to feel an
amount of self-reliance in their own abilities, which
will prevent them beginning a game with anything like
timidity or doubt as to its results, and yet with a
appreciation of, and respect for, the skill of their op
ponents. That the public could, and did, appreciate
this fact, was apparent from the manner in which they
invested their stamps on the Mutuals, the New Yorkers
being favorites at the odds of 100 to 30. No such odds,
however, ought to have been laid, as it could be no 3 to 1
against a club which had beaten tne Athletics, of Phila
delphia, on their merits, and the correctness of this
view was borne out by the closeness of the contest tfp to
the last inning, when the game stood only 5 to 4 in favor
of the Mutes. Those persons who witnessed this game
were fortunate, as it was a much prettier and more
exciting game than the first one between the same
clubs. In the first place there was a most decided im
provement in the pitching, on both sides; Fisher, de
livering the ball with much greater swiftness and
accuracy than we have ever seen him do, Wolters
seemed to have taken out a patent right for a new style
of pitching altogether, which seemed to puzzle the
Rockford men as much as Cummings’ pitching did the
Cleveland men, when they played the Stars last season.
Try as hard as they might, the Rockford men could not
hit the ball down, only four men being put out on the
first base. They hit the ball hard enough, too, but
it went “into ze high,” as our Teutonic friends would
say, and the result was such a score of fly and foul
bound catches as has. been rarely, if ever seen, off
Wolters’ pitching before. The Rockford men played
well and steadily throughout, the new short stop,
Fulmer doing excellent work both in the field and
at the bat. Anson, also, did well at third base, and
Addy made some very fine stops at second, but he was
unfortunate on two or three occasions in his throwing
to Mack at first base. Hastings, also, proved he has
few, if any, superior in the disagreeable position of
catcher. Of the Mutual team, Hatfield men showed
splendid form in the left field, securing no less than
seven of the Rockford men on his own account, three of
whom fell victims to his prowess in the last inning
alone. Charley Mills, also, did great execution behind the
bat; at the bat, Eggler showed the best form. He went to
the bat four times, twice making a clean first base hit,
and twice making a splendid three base hit; Ferguson,
also, showed well at the bat. The most of the batting,
however, was done in the ninth inning of the Mutuals,
when six of the men in succession made clean first base
The game commenced at 3:15, with the Rockford men
at the bat. They were prettily disposed of, however, in
one, two, three order. The Mutes followed, and through
a bad throw from Addy to Mack, were enabled to make
‘‘first blood,” scoring one run. The next two innings
were whitewashes on both sides, the Rookford men not
being able to make a single base, and the Mutes only
one. In the fourth inning the Western men were once
more disposed of fora “duck’segg,” but the Mutes man
aged to put on two runs, through a bad throw from Ful
mer to Mack, and a splendid three base hit by Eggler.
A dropped foul fly bv Smith, in the fifth inning, enabled
the Rockford men to score two runs, and a dropped
ball by Mack let the Mutes put on one more run. In
this inning Smith injured his ankle rather badly, and
although he continued to play, it materially interfered
with his effectiveness in the field. The sixth inning was
again a blank for the Rockford team, but the Mutes
made and earned one run. In this inning a mistake
was made by the umpire, which, with a less well behaved
and gentlemanly nine, might have led to a deal of trou
ble. Wolters tipped a foul ball, and Mr. McMahon,
thinking it was about to hit him, ducked and turned
half round to avoid it. Hastings, however, took it on
the fly, dropped it, but recovered it on the bound, and
turned to the umpire for his decision. The latter had
not seen it, and, of course, could not declare it out.
Several persons among the spectators called “ out,” but
this had no effect on the Rockford players, who, seeing
exactly how the thing occurred, like gentlemen, went on
with the game without a murmur, and had their reward
in Wolters going out at first base. It is so unusual to
see such quiet, gentlemanly behavior under such trying
circumstances, that we cannot refrain from placing the
conduct of the Western men on record as an instance of
how the game ought to be played. In the seventh in
ning the gap which existed between the Mutual and
Rockford score was almost closed, the latter putting on
two runs and whitewashing the Mutes, making the score
only 5t04 in favor of the latter. A whitewash for each
club was the result of the eighth inning, and as only
one run separated them, the ninth inning of the Rock
ford men was watched with much interest, and consid
erable anxiety by those who bet 100 to 30 on the Mutes
at the beginning of the game. It was soon settled, how
ever, for though Ham got to his first on a bad play of
Smith’s (his lameness troubling him badly), the next
three men were taken by Hatfield on the fly, far out in
the field, each of the catches being well judged. This left
the Mutos victors, without requiring to score in the last
inning, but Eggler led off with a beauty to left field, and
the next five men followed his example; then Hatfield
was beautifully taken on the fly by Stires in the right
field, and Ferguson made a pretty two base hit to left
field. This closed their batting streak, for though three
other men went to the bat, none of them made a base.
In closing an account of this game, we cannot help re
marking that, although the Rockford men have been
unfortunate in this city, they are a strong, powerful team
of waii-nnnducted. gentlemanly players, to be dofaated
by whom would be no disgrace to any first class club,
and a victory over whom is a thing to be proud of. The
following is the score:
Mack, lbl 1 13 1 Pearce, s. 81 12 3
Addy, 2b2 2 3 3 Smith. 3bl 13 1
Fisher, pft 0 11 Start, lb 2 2 5 0
Hastings, 0.... ft 0 3 1 Hatfield. 1. f.. .1 17 0
Stires, r. f 0 0 2 0 Ferguson, 2b. .3 4 4 0
Ham, !. f 0 0 0 0 Mills, c 0 0 5 1
Anson, 3bo ft 1 3 Eggler, c. f.... .4 8 0 0
frulmer, 5.5....2 2 4 7 Wolters, p 11 11
Bird, c. f1 I 0 0 Patterson, r. f.. 2 2 0 0
Inningsll 2| 3 41 51 6 | 7| 8| 9| Totdl.
Forest City 01 01 0 0 2 01 21 0 1 01 4
Mutuallf 0| 0 21 1| 1| 0| 0| 7 | —l2
Umpire—Mr McMahon, of the Mutual Club. Time of
game—One hour and fifty-five minutes.
On Thursday last, some four thousand people paid
fifty cents each for admission to the Union base ball
ground, to witness the match between the Mutuals and
White Stockings, of Chicago. Having paid to see the
game, the question remains, were they entitled to value
for their money ? Most reasonable persons would sup
pose they were, and would reply by remarking, “Why
ask such a silly question ?” One reason for asking what
with most persons would be considered a silly question
is, that Mr. Cammeyer, the proprietor of the ground,
along with the Mutual and Chicago clubs, consider that
they were not entitled to a proper consideration for
their money, and we will show how we arrive at such a
conclusion. At the end of the first inning several peals
of thunder were heard, and before the second inning
was played out rain was falling heavily. A third inning
was commenced and partly played during a perfect tor
rent of rain. when “time” was called by the umpire,
and the game was suspended about twenty minutes, to
see if the weather would clear up, but this satisfactory
result did not follow, and the umpire called the game.
So far this was all right and fair, but it certainly Was
most unfair to send these four thousand spectators
away without either giving them their money back, or
at least a check to admit them when the game would be
played out..
It is perfectly true there is a placard posted up in the
ground signifying that “no money will be returned after
the first inning.” This proclamation, however, must be
taken for what it is worth, as it is well known that one
person cannot make a contract The public in this mat
ter have no voice whatever in this contract, they are
compelled to accept the condition or retire, and there is
very little doubt that if any one who was present and
paid for admission would, if he sued for the recovery of
his fifty cents, have a verdict awarded in his favor.
Leaving the legality of the affair, however, altogether
on one side, we ask if the public were treated with com
mon honesty in this matter? Section 9of Rule V. says:
“ Under no circumstances shall a game be considered as
played, or a ball be claimed or delivered as the trophy of
victory, unless five innings on each side shall have been
played to a close. And should darkness or rain inter
vene before the third hand is put out in the closing part
of the fifth inning of a game, the umpire shall declare
“no game,” “concluded.” Those persons who paid for
admission wera entitled to their money or a ticket of re*
admission up to the end of the fifth inning, as it requir
ed that number of innings to constitute a game,. Fifty
cents is a large sum to demand for admission to a balj
match, and surely when people pay that amount,they are
entitled to see more than one dry inning and one and a
half wet ones ones played.
The rules which govern other places of public amuse
ments are surely applicable to base ball exhibitions. If
any person pays for a seat in a theatre or opera house,
and the performance is interrupted in such a manner as
not to permit of its being concluded, he will have his
money returned, or a check given to him for re-admis
sion when the play is to be performed again,, and this is
what the public were entitled to on Thursday last.
What makes this matter the more aggravating is that it
was publicly announced that if the weather prevents d
the game coming off on Thursday, it would be played on
the Friday following. It was evident, therefore, that
both clubs had made arrangements for such a con
tingency, and need not have manifested such unseemly
haste in getting out of town. An immense deal of dis
satisfaction was expressed respecting this, to say the
least, extremely shabby affair which we must say reflects
discredit upon the parties concerned. Borne persons
growled because the game was. not continued after the
rain had cleared off, but this would have been absurd
as the ground was not in a condition to play on, but the
game could and ought to have been played on tha fol
lowing day. This principleof grabbing everything will
do no good to the interest of base ball.
These clubs were to have played their second game on
Thursday, on the Union Grounds, or if that day were
wet, on the following day.. The day looked threatening,
particularly about the.time for the commencement of
the game. The players hurried up, however, and had
one inning played, before the rain began to fall. They
played a second inning, when the score was 2 to 0 in fa
vor of the Mutes,. and commenced a third in the midst
of a drenching shower, and then the game was called.
The greatest annoyance and dissatisfaction was cre
ated when the spectutors, numbering about 4,000, found
they would have to go away without seeing the game and
without getting their money back, as they naturally con
cluded they would at least receive a check for readmis
sion on Friday, the game having been advertised to be
played on that day if it could not be played on Thurs
On Monday last, the White Stockings, of Chicago,
played a game at Baltimore with the Pastimes of that
city. The batting was heavy on both sides, but the
fielding was anything but up to the mark. The follow
ing is the score:
Innings.ll 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Total.
Pastimes 2 1 017 I 0 3 1 011 2 21— 17
White stockings. 81 4| 2| 0| 9| 0| 5| 1| 9|— 88
The White Stockings don’t appear to be doing such
good businoss as was anticipated, lately. On Tuesday
they met the Olympics, of Washington, in that city, and
were defeated easily by the following score:
Inningsl| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 91 Total.
Chicago. 0 1 01 0 2 01 01 Or 0 11 —3*
Olympico| 1| 5| 3 | 0| 0| 1| 3 | 0 | —l3
HAYMAKERS vs. FOREST CITY, of Cleveland.
On Tuesday the Forest City nine, of Cleveland, visited
Troy, and administered a very severe thrashing to the
Haymakers, who appear to be in a bad wav, judging
from their frequent defeats of late. The following is
the score:
Inningsl| 2| 31 4| 5| 8 | 7 | 8| 91 Total.
Haymakers4 1 01 21 1 i 01 II 01 II 2 —ll
Forest Cityoj 0| 1| 0| 4 | 10 | 0| 2 I 3|— 20
BOSTON vs. FOREST CITY, of Cleveland.
The Forest City nine, of Cleveland, showed something
like the form expected from them, when they were or
ganized in the beginning of the season, on Wednesday
last at Boston. On that day they met Harry Wright’s
red-legged nine and defeated them, after a splendid
struggle, by the following score:
Inningsl| 2 | 3| 4 | 5| 8 | 7 | 8| 9| Total.
Forest City3l II 0| 1| 2| 0 0| 01 I—B
Boston 1| 0| 1| 1| 0| o|o| 3 | 11 —7
FOREST CITY, of Rockford, vs. ATHLETIC, of Phil
The Rockford nine, after being defeated by the Mu
tual Club, on Wednesday visited Philadelphia, and
played their second game, and gained .their second vic
tory over the Athletics. The loss of the game to the
Mutes, we presume, stirred them up to extra exertion,
for they gave the Philadelphians a beating by the fol
lowing score:
Inningsl | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Total,
Forest City 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 —lO
Athletic 11 0| oj lj 0| 21 31 ol 01 —7
Umpire—Mr. T. Bomsisler.
The regular meeting of the Mutual Club was held on
Monday, when Mr. Alexander V. Davidson was unani
mously elected Secretary and Businass Manager. Games
were then arranged with the Boston Club, the Olympic
Club, of Washington, Kekiongas, Forest City, of Cleve
land, and the Athletics, of Philadelphia. Any commu
nications on club matters maybe addressed to Mr. A.
Davidson, at his place of business, No. 71 Eighth avenue.
In connection with the fifty cent charge for admission
to the big games, Mr. Cammeyer, the proprietor of the
Union Ground, telegraphed to the Olympic nine, of
Washington, advising them to play for twenty-five cents
in their game here with the Mutuals, on Thursday
next. They sent a telegram in reply, stating they would
not play for twenty-five cents. We mention this in-order
that Mr. Cammeyer may stand right with the public.
The old Eagle Base Ball Club, with their new and en
ergetic President, Charles Wilson, will have a grand
opening day on Monday, June 19, on which occasion the
nine will appear with a new uniform, consisting of white
shirt, blue pants and white and blue check stockings,
first nine against the field. The old and new members,
and friends of the club are cordially invited to partake
in the festivities of the day.
These clubs will play the first game of the season in
this vicinity on Saturday, the 24th inst., at 10 A. M., on
the Manhattan’s ground, foot of Ninth street, Hoboken.
Should the weather be stormy, the game will be played
on the following Saturday.
The fourteenth annual regatta of the Brooklyn Yacht
Club takes place on Tuesday, June 27th, to which the
Club invites a free entry of all yachts belonging to any
duly organized club in the United States, and to such
yachts as may enter offers the following prizes for com
petition :
Schooners.—Ono prize, called the “Union Prize,” to
be sailed ior on time allowance. One prize, donated by
the flag officers, to be awarded to the first yacht home,
without regard to time allowance.
Sloops (nrst class).—One prize, called the “Union
Prize,” to be sailed for on time allowance. One prize,
donated by the flag officers, to be awarded to the first
yacht home, without regard to time allowance.
Sloops (second class).—One prize, called the “Union
Prize,” to be sailed ior on time allowance. One prize,
donated by the flag officers, to be awarded to the first
yacht home, without regard to time allowance.
Open Boats —One prize, called tne “ Union Prize,” to
be sailed for on time allowance. One prize, donated by
the flag officers, to be awarded to the first yacht home,
without regard to time allowance.
In addition to the above, the Club offers for yachts
enrolled upon its books and carrying its own signal, a
series of prizes called “ Club Prizes,” to be sailed for on
time allowance, making in all twelve prizes to be offered
for competition at this regatta.
All yachts may carry any fore and aft sails.
The allowance of time for schooners and first class
sloops will be calculated on the basis adopted by the
Committee of the Club, which may be referred to at the
office of the measurer, J. M. Sawyer, No. 114 Wall street.
The allowance of time for second class sloops and open
yachts will be based upon length only.
The members of yacht clubs who desire to enter their
yachts for this regatta, should send at once the name of
the vessel and the club to which thoy are attached, with
the length bn deck, over all, and length on water line, to
Wm. T. Lee, Secretary of the Brooklyn Yacht Club,
Box 4.922, N. Y. P. O.
Numbers for each yacht (to be placed in the centre of
mainsail, both sides) will be furnished by the measurer
of Club at any time after the June 2Qch.
The course for schooners to be tbo usual Club Course.
i.e., to the 8. W. Spit, passing it to the westward and
southward, thence to the Light Ship to the northward
and eastward, and thence home, passing to westward of
beacon on Romer Shoal.
First and second class sloops to the S.'W. Spit, round
ing it to- the westward and southward, thence to and
around Stake Boat at Outer Bar Buoy, rounding the
same to southward, and thenco home, passing to-west
ward of beacon on Romer ■ Shoal.
Open boats to’ the S. W. Spit, rounding the same to
the southward and westward, and return oveirthe same
course to the Home Stake Boat, which will be in the
neighborhood of Bay Ridge. -
All yachts, upon return, to pass the stake, boat to tho
All-yachts to pass to the eastward of West Bank Buoys
9, 11 and 13, both going and returning.
All' yachts to keep to westward of Fort Lafayette,
both in going and returning.
Schooners to anchor abreast of each -other, 200 feet
apart. off Owl’s Head, New York Bay, tp be in line be
fore JU A. M., on the morning of the race.
All yachts entered for this Regatta must positively be
anchored in line by .ten o’clock, Each yacht Jto carry at
tho peak, the signal of the club to which it may belong.
Sloops 100 yards to the north of schooners, in. like
Open boats 100 yards to the northward of sloops..
A well-dressed, business-like man,- giving, the
name of Alexander Frosh, on Thursday last,, opened
an. Recount with Groonbaum Blue. .& Co., bankers,
in the basement of the National Park building in
Broadway, near Fulton street. On the same day he
presented for payment
A CHECK FOR $3,100,,
certified by Greenbaum Bros. & Co o . and.this, on in
vestigation, was found to be genuine, and paid.
Frosh then introduced to the teller a. lad. named
Melville Hillyer, and said that he would hereafter
make his (Frosh’s) deposits and .procure his checks
cashed. On Friday th& lad presented a, check also
certified by Greenbaum Bros. & Co.,.and this was
also found to be genuine, and paid. Yesterday
morning the lad came with another cheek, this time
for $6,250, also purporting to be drawn and certified
by Greenbaum Bros. & Co. Notwithstanding tho
fact that the others proved genuine,, the bank teller,
Mr. Wright, felt suspicious of this last one, and
took the same course he had before,. When the check
was submitted to Mr. Qreenbaum, he at once pro
nounced the
Tho boy was detained, apd an. officer dispatched at
once to the office of Frosh, at No., 47 Dey street. It
was too late* however. The forger had become sus
picious of the prolonged absence of his messenger,
and fled.
There are in the Eighth Ward a number of saloons
frequented by none-but colored persons. Some of
these are quite respectable, but many of them are
“ dives of the worst kind, where « sweat,” a game
played almost exclusively by colored people, keno
aud kindred games are indulged in by „
Two-thirds of the affrays that occur between colored
men have their origin in these dens. One of the
lowest of these was kept at No. 22 Clark street by a
colored man. Hera were wont to congregate some of
the mpst desperate characters in the Ward, and
tempt blind, fortune, and when primed with bad
whisky and, disappointed at a run of bad luck, were
in condition to do any act of
Captain McDonnell, having procured warrants
from Jus Hoe Cox, on Friday night, accompanied by
a squad of men, made a descent on the place, and
arrested all whom he found there, twelve in number,
and, captured the gaming implements. The
exs were locked up for the night, and yesterday
taken before Justice Cox, at the Jefferson Market
Police Court, who fined them, and allowed them to
go, after warning them not to be caught again.
While a number of workmen were engaged, on
Friday afternoon, in tearing down the old building,
No. 470 Broadway, one of the side walls fell in on a
number of the men who were cleaning bricks on the
third floor, and partially buried them. Theodore
Hoffner, of No. 197 Avenue B, had his hip dislocated,
and was injured internally. John Kress, of No. 233
Third street, had hia leg fractured, and was also
injured internally. James Jackson, of .No. 113
Mulberry street, received a serious scalp wound.
Thomas Barrett, of No. 50 Laurens street, was
seriously hurt about the head and body. The
foreman of the work was standing near at the time,
but escaped without injury. The two men first
named were removed to Bellevue Hospital. They
received the most careful surgical attendance, but
Hoffner died during tho night. The others will
probably recover. The body of Hoffner was removed
yesterday to his late residence, where Coroner
Young will hold an investigation. Mr. Tripier, tb'e
eontractor, in whose employ Hoffner was, has signi
fied his intention of defraying his funeral expenses.
Between one and two o’clock yesterday afternoon,
a youth named Spencer Green, residing at the Glen
ham Hotel, No. 155 Fifth avenue, and son of Mr.
Green, President of the Bank, corner of Third avenue
ann Twenty-sixth street, was garroted and robbed at
Union Hill, New Jersey. The boy, Spencer, accom
panied by his brother, about eleven years of age,
wont over to Union Hill, and amused themselves by
practicing at pistol firing near the Guttenberg ferry.
They had finished, and were walking along a path
way in a piece of woods, when two well-known young
roughs, named John Shaw and John Bogardus, came
up, and demanded the pistol. Failing to comply,
Shaw caught young Green by the throat, when the
latter threw the pistol on the ground, and it was
taken by Bogardus; and, at the same time, Shaw
snatched a gold pin from his victim’s neck-scarf.
Subsequently, Constable Peter Donohoe arrested
Shaw and Bogardus, put them in irons, and, leaving
them in charge of other parties, made chase for Pat
rick Murphy, a confederate, recently from State
Prison, and who might, with the prisoners, be want
ed for another robbery. Murphy and the constable
exchanged four shots, when he finally escaped. The
other two were committed to the county jail for trial
by Justice Vallhardt.
Roland C. Treadwell does business at No. 104
Warren street, and on Friday afternoon neglected it
long enough to witness the departure of the Ninth
Regiment and its gallant colonel, James Fisk, Jr.
As the boat swung out from the pier, the crowd
huzzaed, and waved their hats, Treadwell among
the rest. As he did so, he felt a hand in his vest
pocket, and looking down missed his watch. At the
same moment he saw a young man standing beside
him place his hand behind him, as though in the act
of handing something to a confederate. Treadwell
seized the thief and handed him over to an officer,
who locked him up in the Chambers street police
station. Yesterday the accused was taken before
Justice Scott, at the Tombs police court, where he
gave the name of William A. Cuddy, said he lived at
No. 176 Mulberry street, was a teamster, aged eight
teen years, and not guilty. He was committed to
Music at Central Park.—The De
partment of Parks, announce that if the weather be
fine there will be music by the Central Park Band
at Mount Morris Square, on Monday, 19tninst., from
5 to 7 P. M.
The following is the programme ;
Part I.
1. March—“ Madison Park”Puerner
2. Overture—“ William Tell” Rossini
3. Air—“ Thou art so near and yet so far”... .Reichard
4. Gallop—Auger Dappier
Part 11.
5. Grand Selection— “Merry Wives of Windsor’*.Nicolai
6. Waltz— “Soldaten Lieder” Strauss
7. Glaiionet Solo—“Reveil du Lion”Donteki
8. Galop—“Tivoli”Hinrichs
Part Hl.
9. Overture—“ Camp in Granada”Krentzer
10. Waltz— ‘ Aus de Feme”Keller Balia
11 .Air—“ Millers Daughter”J. Wiegand
12. March—” Thunderbolt”D*Wilgand
National Aies.
Musical entertainments will also be given on Tues?
day, at Tompkins Square. Thursday, at Madison
Square, and Friday, at the Battery Park, should the
weather be fine.
Fatal Accident on the Madison
avenue Railroad.—An inquest was held yesterday
by Coroner Hermann in the case of Henry Miller,
who was run over a few days ago by ear No. 90 of the
Madison avenue railroad, and had both legs crushed.
Deceased attempted to leap from the car while it
was in motion, and stumbled and fell beneath the
car. He acknowledged before his death that only he
was to blame. A verdict of accidental death was
Attempted to Kill His Mother.—
Last evening Patrick Dooley, aged 18 years, while in
toxicated, quarreled with his mother, Catharine, in
their apartments at No. 436 East Sixteenth street,
and he struck her on the head with a poker, causing
a serious wound. She was removed to Bellevue
Hospital. The undutiful son was locked up in the
East Twaoty-secopd street station. 1
The fourteenth annual picnic of the New York
Caledonian Club took place on Friday. The annual
picnic excursions of this Club are among the most
enjoyable features of the Summer, being always
characterized by good fun, good fellowship, and
good behavior, and are eagerly looked forward to
with the most delightful anticipations by a very
large number of our young and amusement-loving
citizens, as well as by the numerous Scotch families
who are resident in and around our metropolis.
Like the annual games of this club, this picnic ig
patronized as largely by our own countrymen and
women oi the better class as it is even by the Soot
tish Americans themselves. The present occasion
was a most auspicious one, the day being a most de
lightful one, the burning rays of the sun being
agreeably tempered by a nice, cool breeze, which en
abled the hundreds of young folks (and old, too, for'
that matter) to enjoy all the pleasures of the mazy
dance without inconvenience. Their destination on
Friday was Springhill Grove, one of the prettiest
and most retired spots on the beautiful banks of the
Hudson. Tho arrangements made by the various
committees reflect the greatest credit upon all con
cerned, as everything passed off in the most com
fortable manner. The large steamer, Sleepy Hollow,
and the barge Walter Sands, were chartered by the
club for the accommodation of the visitors, and they
proved none too large, as they were well but not un
comfortably filled. A large number of the members
of the club appeared in Highland costume, and added
largely to the liveliness and picturesquenes»L of tht
Timothy Long, a sailor on the packet ship Titiaft,
lying off Bedloe’s Island, yesterday evening leaped
overboard to escape the constant abuse that was
showered on him by tho captain and matea»
He was picked up by the yacht Helmold, aud
brought to this city. He informed the police that
there was a general dissatisfaction on bognd the ves
sel, on account of the brutality of the captain and
mates. Not a day passes but one or .pioro of the
crew are treated in a shameful mannef,. Long was
given in charge of the Harbor Police.
“The Row in Gen. Viele’# Family."
—Some weeks ago wo published the details of a di
vorce case, in which Gen. Viele and Jiis wife are tha
parties to the suit, In last September, Mrs. Gen.
Viele brought suit for the custody of her infant chib
dren. On the 10th instant Judge Barnard delivered
one of his frank, manly decisions, in which hfl
stated that he was “unable to figd anything in th4
evidence submitted to him that adU fix the charge oJ
adultery upon the petitioner.” He,also, finds noth
ing of “ a reliable character that, shows that the pe>
titioner is other than a kind,, virtuous, and affeo
tionate mother.” To this judge adds t>
strong reprimand for the. wrong done to a youity
lady, by accusations of adultery with Gen. Vielet
The whole tenor of the decision exhibits a desire tu
protect Mrs. Gen, Viele apd her children, as well at
the young lady before referred to, from any injustice*
Mrs. Viele was accompanied to the court by Mrs,
Judge Roosevelt and. other ladies, and by Gsen.
Averill and several other officers of eminence. The
parties to the suit w,ere,represented by the following
eminent counsel: ; M, T, McMahon, E. Delafield
Smith and M. W. Hazeltine appeared for Mrs. G.en.
Viele; and Ira Staffer and W. C. Cudwell fox Gen.
An Extraordinary Case.—Wj know
a gentleman who has for years been so affiioted with
rupture that life has been almost a burden to him.
Recently he visited Dr. Sherman, as a last, resort;
and although he has been wearing one of Sherman’s
trusses but a few weeks, he is now as lively as though
he had never been afflicted by rupture in all his life.
This is but one of the few cases which have,come to
our knowledge of the wonderfully beneficial effects
from the Sherman truss. Sherman’s cures of rup
ture and hernia are truly so wonderful that they
may be aJmost termed miraculous,. Only those who
have been afflicted with rupture can thoroughly
know how great a benefactor Dy, Sherman has been
to the suffering.
Izzy Lazarus Acquitted.—Qn tha
13th of May, Izzy LazaruSj. who had just re-turned
from the Mace and Coburn, prize fight fizzle, was ar
rested for participation in. a burglary on the store of
George Smith, No. 54 Chatham street. On last
Wednesday he was arraigned before Recorder Hack
ett, in the Court of General Sessions. After a slight
portion of the testimony had been heard, the Dis
trict Attorney abandoned the prosecution of tha
case, and Recorder Hackett directed the jury to
honorably acquit tjiaprisoner.
Weston’s-, Great Walking Feat.—-
Edward Payson. Woston, at thirteen minutes to 12
o’clock on Friday night, successfully accomplished
the wonderful feat of walking four hundred miles in
five days. He completed his last mile in eleven
minutes and seven seconds, the quickest limo made
during tho trial; and although evidently weary and
footsore, he was not exhausted. In a brief speech,
Weston thanked the doctors, judges, and tiainers,
for the care they had taken of him, and intimated
that he should not again walk in public; but we
think the success of this trial will spur him on to
still greater efforts in pedestrian ism.
Fatal Railroad Accident.—Coronet
Herrmann held an inquest yesterday, at St. Luke’s
Hospital, in the case of John W. Abban, a German,
aged twenty-four yeyrs, lately employed as a conduc
tor on tbe Belt Railroad. On May 29, deceased at
tempted to get on the front platform of car No. 143
of the Belt Railroad line, while it was in motion,
and, missing his footing, fell beneath the wheels,
which passed over his leg, causing his subsequent
death in the hospital. He blamed no one but him?
A Dishonest Clerk.—Joseph Aaron,
a clerk in the employ of the American Wood-Paper
Company, at Nos. 18 and 25 Vesey street, was yester
day arrested on a charge of stealing a quantity of
card-board of the value of $35, belonging to his em
ployers. The accused, who is a German, aged
twenty-two years, and Jives at No. 334 Grand street,
was committed by Justice Scott, at the Tombs Police
Court, to await an examination.
A West Side Thief.—On Friday
night, while Michael M. Van Buren was standing in
front of Booth's Theatre, at the corner of Sixth
avenue and Twenty-third street, he felt some one’g
hand fin his pocket, and turning suddenly, caught
Charles Collins, and at the same moment missed hla
gold watch, valued at SIOO. He seized Collins, and
gave him into the custody of au officer. Collins was
locked up, and yesterday Justice Shandley committed
him to await a trial.
Frederick Coombs, who has been
known for years as the “ Second Washington,” “ th®
Modern Franklin,” “ the great philanthropist,” “tha
rival of Morse,” etc., is in town, and in debt. Hia
admirers should do something for him. Can't they
give him a rousing benefit at some one of the thea
tres ? The thousands of poor women whom he ha®
helped to loving husbands, should certainly do some
thing for their wonderfully great benefactor. Coombs
still wears the picturesque Continental dress.
Dangerously Injured.—A little boy,
named Richard Flynn, aged nine years, residing at
No. 333 East Eleventh street, was yesterday morning
run over by Stage No. 177, of the Eighth street lino*
at the*corner of Second avenue and Eighth street,
and was dangerously injured. He was attended by
a surgeon and taken home.
Fatal Fall Down Stairs.—Early
yesterday morning Ann Sweeney, an Irish woman,
aged forty years, while intoxicated, fell down a flight
of stairs in the tenement, No. 39 Park street, and
received a fracture of the skull. She was removed
to the Park Hospital, where the attending surgeon
pronounced her case hopeless.
Mrs. C. D’Estaing, an accomplished
and pleasing writer, is to contribute
gossip to several of our city dailies during the hoi
Vital Statistics.—There have been
in this city during the past week 154 marriages, 321
births, and 450 deaths.
We learn from an article recently published in the New
York Herald, that Mr. Beecher has had no symptoms of
strangulated rupture since he wrote to Dr. Sherman to
put on a truss, and that he moves about with all tha
vigor and agility of one who had never been afflicted with
rupture, or allowed its existence to occupy his mind. In
his famous letter to Dr. Sherman, prompted by his an-»
guish of mind, he spoke volumes in the following emphat
ic words: “I am in sympathy with you in your method
of treating rupture.” Dr. Sherman’s success in his
speciality has no parallel. His cures are the most re
markable on record. He has relieved patients advanced
in years, alter having suffered from hernia and trusses
the greater portion of their lives. His applications have
none of the discomforts of the ordinary fruss, and will
doubtless relieve any case coming under his treatment
for cure as effectually as that of the Rev. Henry Ward
Beecher. At all events, we think no one troubled in thia
way should delay consulting him. if they entertain the
I exttQtest hope of our#.— York, Uan £oos, Jum U.

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