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Sunday Edition, Elay 19.
9 Booth’s Theatre.— Mr. Booth last evening
Closed his engagement, and, we regret to say, will
Sot again appear in New York tor a very considera
te time. The attractions at Booth’s Theatre, how
ver, will be such as to atone in some measure for
he absence of our favorite tragedian, and the an
lounoement of the reappearance to-morrow evening
of Mr. Edwin Adams will, we are confident, be hailed
jylth pleasure. He will appear as Enoch Arden, in a
dramatization of Tennyson’s beautiful poem of that
tame—a character in which he has already*distin
guished himself in this city. The play will be pro
duced in that superb manner for which this theatre
Is famous, and the supporting cast will bo one calcu
lated in every way to give satisfaction. Matinee on
Booth’s Theatre—Benefit for the Nib
to’s Garden Sutterers.— We have muoh pleasure
in calling the attention of our readers to the an
nouncement, in another column, of a grand benefit
inatinee, to be given in Booth’s Theatre, on Wednes
day next, in aid of those thrown out of employment
by the recent disastrous fire at Niblo’s Garden. The
combination of artists assisting will be one of the
Strongest ever witnessed in any theatre, embracing
as it does the companies of Wallaok’s and Booth’s
(heatres, and including the names of Messrs. Edwin
Jooth, Charles Matthews, Lester Wallack, John
Jrougham, Robert Pateman, John Gilbert, J. H.
fitoddart, J. B. Polk, J. W. Norton, E. M. Holland,
N. Decker, J. P. Deuel, D. C. Anderson and J. Roo
ney. and the Misses Bella Patsman, P easy Mor
fiauut, M. Young. E. Livingston and Mrs. John Saf
ton and Fanny Foster. The performance will con
sist of tho fourth ond fifth acts of “The Stranger,”
and the third, fourth and fifth acts of “London As
surance.” Apart from the great attraction of such
a combination tho charitable object of the benefit
must commend it to all kindly disposed people.
Wallack’s Theatre. —ln consequence of the
'Undiminished popularity of “London Assurance,”
consequent upon the strength of cast and general
excellence of the acting, that delightful comedy will
be retained on the boards of Wallack’s Theatre for
'yet some time to come. That such a representation
should meet with universal approbation is not a
matter of surprise. A play, even though poor in it
self, possessing the advantages of a cast embracing
such artists as Charles Mathews, Lester Wallack,
and John Brougham, could scarcely fail to prove in
teresting; but in the present instance, the play, like
the actors, is meritorious, and of a nature to prove
irresistibly attractive. On the withdrawal oi “Lon
don Assurance,” which, however, will not be soon,
T. W. Robertson’s comedy, “Homo,” will be re
Academy of Music—Aimee’s Farewell. —On
Saturday evening, a farewell performance will be
given by M’.le Aimee and her talented opera bouffe
company, at the Academy of Music, for the benefit
Of the French National Subscription Fund. Irre
spective of the very laudable object which M’Ue
Aimee has in view, in giving this performance, and
which deserves the heartiest support of our gener
ous and open-handed countrymen, tbe lady herself
deserves a bumper house as a cordial mark of appre
ciation of her undoubted merits as a lyric artiste.
No opera bouffe performer who has visited this side
of the Atlantic has won her way so completely to the
hearts of our countrymen as M’lle Aimee, not only
by the fascination of her person and manner, but by
the piquant grace of her acting and the oharmiug
quality of her voice. On the present occasion, Offen
bach’s favorite opera of “La Perichole” will be pre
sented, in which M’lle Aimee will sustain her unri
valed impersonation of Perichole, while M. Noe will
support her as Pi quill o. This will be the last oppor
tunity of witnessing M’lle Aimee’s charming rendi
tion of the part of the street singer, as she sails for
Europe aimrst immediately.
Olympic Theatre. —At length tho days of
•* Humpty Dumpty” are numbered, and it will be.
matter for tho future historian to record that his
Teign at the Olympic Theatre equalled in number the
Arabian Nights. The occasion of its thousand and
first representation on the 10th of Juuo next will bo
that of its last performance at tho Olympic, and then
for a timo the hearts of the Bostonians will be made
happy by tho antics of Humpty in their city. We
need therefore scarcely remind those of our readers
who have not yet seen the emperor of clowns, that
Boats should be at once secured if they would enjoy
a rich pantomimic treat, and as for the juveniles
they havo right to visit their old nursery friend
prior to his departure from among them. Matinee
on Wednesday and Saturday.
Wood’s Museum. —“Jartine ; or, The Pride of
the Fourteenth,” with Marietta Ravel as the heroine,
drew crowded houses to the evening representations
last week, and the burlesque of “ Elly O’Connor”
and farce of “ The Pretty Horsebreaker,” fully satis
fied the matinee patrons. This week tho popular pro
tean actor, Johnny Thompson, will re-appear in Mc-
Closkey’s sensational drama, ‘ On Hand,” in which he
Will sustain a number of eccentric characters, and
doubtless with as much success as during former
engagements. A new sensational scene has been in
troduced into the play, in lieu of the drawbridge
effect, and Mr. Thompson will repeat his famous act
of playing on twenty different musical instruments.
The matinee bill will remain unchanged. Several
Important novelties are in active preparation at
Wood’s Museum.
Thirty-fourth Street Theatre. This
theatre was opened last night, under the manage
ment of the talented actor, Mr. Sam Ryan, with the
favorite tragedian, Mr. E. Eddy, as the principal at
traction. The opening play was “Damon and Pyth
ias,” Mr. Eddy supporting his favorite character of
Damon, supported by a company Including several
well-known artists. The same play will be presented
to-morrow evening and during the week, and we
Understand that other novelties are in preparation
and ready for production on its withdrawal. There
is no reason why this theatre should not be a very
popular one, and with such an enterprising and ex
perienced gentleman as Mr. Ryan.in the managerial
department, we look for a very successful season.
Benefit to a Veteran Amateur.— T. C.
Faulkner, President of the Burton Dramatic Asso
ciation, will take a farewell testimonial benefit at the
Brooklyn Lyceum, on Wednesday evening, May 22.
The bill for the occasion is as follows: “ The Poo
dles,” with the Vet. as the immortal Timothy; “The
Children in the Wood,” and “Perfection.” The
child wonder, Sappho, will appear, as will, also,
Gump town Podijah Cute. Amateurs will undoubt
edly be on hand to give the veteran who lags not un
. timely on the stage a bumper.
Tbe Thompson troupe concluded their pres
ent tour in Philadelphia on the 11th inst. Miss Thomp
son made her debut in America on the 28th of Septem
ber, 1868. and playod for forty-fivo weeks in this city, at
Wood s Museum and Niblo’s Garden, by which she
Cleared $71,000. It ended on the 31st of July, 1869,
sinca which time she has made four tours through tbe
States. Her first commenced at Buffalo, August 16th,
and embraced the following cities: Buffalo, Elmira,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wasnington, Cincinnati,
Louisvilfo, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, New Or
ieans. thence up the river and back to New York, It
astoa thirty-four week.?, by which she made SBO,OOO.
She then opened at Niblo’s Garden, April 4th, 1870, and
played there nine weeks. She loft this city June 4th,
and her second tour was made through New Haven,
Hartford, Brooklyn, Omaha, San Francisco, Chicago,
St, Louis, Providence, Albany, Syracuse, Troy, Boston,
and returned to New York October Bth, 1870. She
cleared by this $.4,000. Her third began on the Uth of
October, 1871, at Wood’s, and lasted fifteen weeks in this
city, thence to Philadelphia* Pittsburg, Washington,
Baltimore, Richmond, Charleston, Savannah, Mac >n,
Augusta, Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Mobile, New
Orleans, Memphis, Detroit, and Chicago, where it ter
minated May 27th, 1871. Her profits amounted to over
$60,000. Her fourth began on August 16th, 1871, at Wal
lack’s, in this city, and lasted six weeks, thence to Bos
ton, Lynn, Salem, Worcester, Springfield. Hartford,
New Haven. Providence, Brooklyn. Newark, Trenton,
Baltimore, Pittsburg, Titusville, Cleveland, Hamilton,
London, Detroit, Toledo, Buffalo, Louisville, Cincin
nati, St. Louis, Memphis, Mobile, New Orleans, Gal
veston, Houston, Selma, Montgomery, Columbus, Ma
con, Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Charleston, Rich
mond, Washington, back to Baltimore, thence to Phila
delphia, May 11th, and by that tour she cleared over
$90,000. herpnost successful one. She left for Europe
May 16th. per steamer City of Bristol, to recruit hes
health, which has been much impaired by her arduous
•duties. /
Misa Anna Mohlig, the renowned lady pianist,
with whom New York parted with so much regret, has
arrived safely at San Francisco, where she gave her first
concert onMiy2d. Her arrival bad been anticipated,
and a perfect floral ovation awaited her. the stage being
profusely decorated by the leading ladies of the city m
honor of the fair artist. The concert was an immense
success, press and public alike awarding her the most
unqualified praise for the acme of her mechanical skill,
superb technique, and the deep poetic thought and feel
ing which pervaded her playing. Miss Mehlig was to
give two grand concerts and three piano recitals in San
Francisco, and then proceed to Sacramento, San Jose,
Ac., subsequently returning to San Francisco. Miss
Mehlig took with her her pet Steinway grand piano, No.
17.732, on which she always played in New York, and
which is now on its Californian tour with her.
* A melancholy occurrence ig recorded from
the Royal Italian Opera House, London. One evening,
recently, during a performance of “ La Sonnambula,” a
cry arose from one of the stalls, and a gentleman was
seen to be in convulsions. Tbe house was full, and the
incident caused some excitement, but the opera pro
ceeded without any of the performers noticing it. The
gentlemen was taken out into the lobby, and tho opera
went on to its conclusion. The gentleman, xvho was a
Mr. Onristobal de la Quintana, one of the firm of the
Spanish banking-house of Cristobal, Murrietta & Co., of
London, was taken home, and, despite the utmost en
deavors of his physicians, died at four o’clock the follow
ing morning.
The Philadelphia papers refer in compli
mentary terms to Mr. G. W. Anson’s burlesque imper
sonations, characterizing his John Smith as an excellent
performance. Mrs. John Wood and company open in
Washington to-morrow evening. The Philadelphia
Evening Telegraph says that ‘ Mrs. Wood is a host in her
self. and certainly no English-speaking burlesque act
ress who has appeared in these parts can—to use &
figurative expression—compare with her.” Another
Philadelphia journal remarks that “ Mr. G. W. Anson
is by far the best English burlesque actor we have had
here, and is, in fact, the only one who is fit to rank
with the French opera-bouffe artists.
Mr. B. W. Butler, the capable manager
of the Union Square Theatre, withdraws from the man
agement on or about the first of June. He will take the
"Yokes Family to the Boston Glob? Theatre for a time,
Bnd then go on a traveling tour with them. We hope
that Mr. Butler will not long be absent from the man
agement of a place of amusement in this city, as he has
exhibited an eminent tact while in command at the
Union Square, and has furnished variety performances
which have been enjoyable and refined.
Aimee hag been playing the dnac with the
hearts of the too susceptible Philadelphians. The Sun
day Transcript says : “ Mlle. Aimee cannot fail to attract
and win an audience, owing to her winning and fasci
nating ways, attractive appearance, handsome face, and
fine acting. She enters with true spirit into the Bouffe
order of abandon without being either coarse or vulgar
She is much better than either Tostee, Irma, Desclau
-Bas, or Rose Bell.”
Mies Carlotta Patti haa declined to accept
the very liberal offer made her to take park in the Bos
ton Jubilee. The songstress was heard most lately at
the San Carlo Theatre m Naples, and tne Pungolo
newspaper gives the measure of her success in that city
by the assurance that “that though the Neapolitans
had lislened at the San Carlo to the celebrities of the
world, they never enjoyed such divine singing as that of
Za Patti.”
A pupil of Signor Marcheai, a Mlle. Smerow-
Bki, has made a highly successful debut as a vocalist, at
the Paris Opera House, as Rosina, in “Il Barbiere.”
She sang Rode’s variations for the singing lesson. She
is no actress. The French papers state that she is en
gaged tor Coven I Garden and for St. Petersburg for
Mr. Josh Hark haa, at considerable expense,
? n ® n KMtement with the distinguished actor,
Mr. Charles R. Thorne, to sustain the principal charac
ter in ms forthcoming sensation of “ Chicago—Before,
/After, and During the Fire.”
I Mr, J. K. Emmett goes to Europe, where he
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• Fritz is to ba re-wriUeD by the arch plagiarist. An
tirp'y Galhday. Will it be then announced oa "taw and
original l
Mr. John E. Owens, the famous comedian,
Intends shortly to quit the stage and retire to his farm
Bk Towsontown. Maryland, where, in the quiot of rural
fe, he will become a veritable “Solon Shingle.”
1 An Italian opera season was commenced on
She Uth at the Varieties Theatre, New Orleans, the
pompany including Madame Eugenia Bellini de Mariotti.
MJadame Elena Corani, and Signor Pietro Baocei.
• Misa Eliza Neilson, the popular English
BetreM, late of Drury Lane Theatre, London, is plaxing
farewell tengagements in Liverpool and other English
pities prior to her departure for America.
I Ik la stated that Maggie Mitchell has received
Bn offer of <2,500 a week in gold, for a season, from a
Wsponslble manager in San Francisco, Cal. Her first
fialary was five dollars a week.
Mr. Richard Bateman, brother io Misa Kata
Bateman, made his first appearance in Liverpool as Tom
Ia “Kevsr Too Law to Mead.” oa khe Sth at
Mr. Neil Warner and Miss Nellie Johnson
are engaged for the next season at the Richmond. Va.,
Theatre, for leading business. In the interval Mr. War
ner will visit Europe.
Mr. Arthur Cheney, of the Globe Theatre,
Boston, was recently presented with a handsome goblet,
valued at $1,500, by his numerous friends and admirers.
Miss Alexander, a young lady of the first
families of North Carolina, has made her debut as an ac
tress in one of the New Orleans theatres.
Mr. John A. Mackay, of Mrs. Conway’s
Brooklyn Theatre, has been engaged by Mr. Daly, of the
Fifth Avenue Theatre, for next season.
Alin® 10 Favre bag leased Maguire’s Opera
House, San Francisco, intending to convert it into a
first-class variety theati a.
Miss Annie Mischa (Mrs. Edward Blackman),
formerly connected with the Biohings Opera Troupe,
died at Buffalo recently.
E. D. Davies is in Cincinnati.
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giWut Ww.
There may be truth in the oft
quoted proverb that “ those whom the gods love die
young,” but thoee who love themselves, and would
gain health and strength, can best attain that end by
partaking of the good things provided at the far
famed Woodbine, corner of Sixth avenue and Thir
teenth street, of which Mr. James Nolan is the host,
and where the best of viands, liquors, and cigars are
always provided.
Before making purchases of gold
or silver watches, rings, or jewelry of any descrip
tion, visit the store of Mr. 8. J. Delan, No. 357
Grand street, and then admit the superiority of the
goods retailed at that establishment. The stock is
one of the largest and best assorted m America, and
nowhere can a better selection be made.
When Greek meets Greek then
comes the tug of war, but when New Yorker meets
New Yorker, then comes a lunch or dinner at Capt.
Wm. Fowler’s Knickerbocker Cottage, 454, 456, and
458 Sixth avenue, where all that is likely to make a
man feel comfortable is kept in store. The reading
room and general arrangements are such as to fully
justify even its great popularity.
Early to bed and early to rise, and
after rising a visit to Morrows’ bathing and hair-,
dressing establishment, at No. 10 Frankfort street,
where the comforts of a pleasant shave or luxuriant
bath can always be indulged in, is the programme
for him who would be indeed healthy, wealthy, and
“I do so love that darling Mr.
dther day; “he shows such exquisite taste in his
costume.” The gentleman referred to purchases all
his clothes at Messrs. J. M. Vabian & Son’s estab
lishment, Nos. 70 and 72 Bowery, and the opinion of
that young lady is acquiesced in by most young la
dies of this city. Nothing so becomes a man as one
of Varian’s Spring suits.
The greatest conventions of the
age axe those nightly held at Harry Hill’s famed
varieties theatre, No. 26 East Houston street. There
is no balloting, but plenty of ballet, good things are
discussed without reserve, and the genial president,
Harry Hill, is always a successful candidate for pub-
Ho favor.
First in quality, first in elegance
of finish, and first in the opinion of men of
taste and judgment, is Espencheed’s Summer
style of Dress Hat, just introduced, at No, Ilf
Nassau street.
Bell Schnapps. —The best in the
world. For sale by Druggists and Grocers.
Skin Diseases.—Perry’s Improved
Comedons and Pimple Remedy.—The Skin Medi
cine of the Age. Is warranted to cure Flesh Worms,
Pimply Eruptions and Blotched Disfigurations of the
Prepared only by Dr. B. C. Perry, Dermatologist,
No. 49 Bond street, N. Y. Sold by druggists every
Among the many old-established
business houses of our city, none have more thor
oughly succeeded in pleasing the public by thei r
mode of conducting business and the quality of the
goods provided, than that of Messrs, H. B. Kirk &
Co., now situated in new premises at No. 69 Fulton
street. They have effected Improvements and made
innovations on all former modes of catering for the
public, and the result has befeh a popularity for the
firm that must soon bear them to that tide which
the poet tells us “when taken at the flood leads bn to
fortune.” Their stock of fancy groceries, pure wines
and liquors and genuine Havana cigars is extensive
p quantity and unexcelled in quality, it being, a
standard rule of the firm to deal in nothing but the
best of everything. They are the sole agents for the
Pleasant Valley Wine Company, whose sweet Cataw
ba wines have had such an effect in the market and
are so universally relished by all who use them.
They deal in every variety of fancy groceries, fruits,
vegetables, soups and potted meats, retailing all
such goods as wholesale prices. They have also
made a foaturo of the sample room department,
which is now one of the best in the country, being
patronized only by the most respectable class of
business men, and containing the very best of liquors
and cigars.
All the watering-places are fitting
up. Novel features in costumes will be new styles
of hat devised by Knox, No. 212 Broadway. Knox’s
devices are inexhaustible.
For Moth Patches, Freckles and
Tan, use Perry’s Moth and Freckle Lotion. The
well-known, reliable and harmless remedy for Brown
Discolorations of the Face.
Depot, No. 49 Bond street, New York. Sold by
druggists everywhere.
(From the Omaha, Neb., Bee.)
The suicide of Professor Wurth at Grand Island
was announced in this city by telegraph Friday
morning. He had recently gone to that place to
live, and consequently his death wag a general sur
prise. Friday afternoon ho called upon Charles
Ruchlberg, a liquor dealer of that town, and an old
acquaintance of his.
After he had been here a short time, he lay down
upon a bed to rest, and while alone shot himself
through the head, scattering his brains in every di
rection. Professor Wurth had boon a resident of
Omaha for eight years, and was well known through
out the city. He was a German by birth, and re
ceived a University education, and began the prac
tice of law, but abandonded it for music. Ho Was a
writer of considerable ability. His articles on the
Franco-Prussian war, it will be remembered, were
published in this paper.
What lea rror. wurtn to commit suicide is a mys
tery. Among other things which presented them
selves, in connection with the sad affair, was a Spir
itualistic seance, held on the 19th of December, 1871,
and tho various events which followed. Our readers
will recollect the account of the wonderful Spiritual
istic) feats of the shoemaker, Kuehl, who has a shop
on the east side of Tenth street, near the corner of
Farnham, which was published in the Bee, of
Feb. 20th.
On the 19th of last December, a party of nine gen
tlemen invited Mr. Kuehl to give a seance. He ac
cepted the invitation, and the party met at a room
in the Farnham House, on Harney street. This
room was occupied by a Mr. Van Houten. It was
there that Otto Shoanbom had committed suicide,
in last October, but this fact was unknown to Van
Houten, or the medium, Kuehl. The seance had
been in progress a short time, when the medium,
Kuehl, being in a trance, exclaimed:,
“ I see the ghost of Shoanboml”
Everybody started at the exclamation, especially
the occupant of the room, Mr. Van Houten, who had
no idea that a suicide had been committed there,
and it is a fact that he never after would sleep in
the room. Kuehl called for paper and pencil and
while in this trance, personating now the spirit of
Shoanbom, wrote a letter to Wurth, who was not
present at the meeting. It was written in German,
and, translated, is as follows:
“ Omaha, December 19,1871.
“Friend Wurth—l thank you for the beautiful
sermon you delivered on tho 16th of October, at
my grave. Four months from to-day I shall con
tinue the conversation with you, where we were dis
turbed two days before my death, namely of Martin
and Goebin, Until then, Schoanborn.”
The above letter was taken by Mr. Siebllist, one of
the party, and the same night was given by
him to Professor Wurth, in the presence of
three other gentlemen, at the Tivoli. Professor
Wurth kept it till Friday, the 12th of April,
he went to Mr. Kuehl’s shop, got a pair of
boots which had been repaired, and gave Mr. K. the
letter, saying, “Keep it, as it is something for you.”
Sunday, April 14th, he left for Grand Island, going
there to live, as he had some land there.
On Friday, April 19th, exactly four months from
the date of the letter, he committed suicide.
When the news of his death came, the parties who
had been present at the meeting on the 19th of De
cember, at once thought of the letter, and the curious
coincidence which had taken place. They immedi
ately went in search of the letter, and found it still
in K.’s possession, and who has it yet. A transla
tion was made and given to the Bee reporter.
M-. Kuehl says he could not swear that he wrote
the letter, as he was in a trance, but the other gen
tlemen of the party will swear that ho did write it.
Professor Wurth was a warm friend of Schoanborn,
and delivered a beautiful address at the suicide’s
grave. For this he was thanked in tho letter.
Whether the letter had anything to do with tho sui
cide of Professor Wurth, is a matter which is, as yet,
unsettled, It seems strange that he should havo
tnought the letter oi so much importance as to keep
it ao long, and then return it to the medium.
It is thought by many that he went off with tho
in toution of committing suicide, being afraid that
some one was after him to kill him. Of late he had
bom rather absent-minded, and had an idea that he
hal been slandered in Omaha, and that blackening
accusations against his character had been made.
On the Bth day of April he published a card in the
Bee rotating everything and challenging an investi
gation. This might have bean indirect cause of
his death.
ths national game. *
May 20—Atlantic vs. Fewest City, of Cleveland, on Oap
itoline Grourtct
“ 20— Mutual vs. Rose Hill, on Union Ground.
“ 21—Mutual vs. Forest City, on Union Ground.
‘ 21— Star, of Jersey City. vs. Emerald, of Governor s
Island, at Jersey City.
“ 22—Forest City vs. Yale, at New Haven.
” 23—Forest City vs. Boston, at Boston.
“ 24—Forest City vs. Troy, at Troy,
“ 25—Forest City vs. Eokiord, on Union Ground.
The following is the record of the championship games
lost and won up to date:
Club. Won. Lost.
Athletio 4 i 0
Atlantic 0 4
Baltimore 7 4
Boston 8 1
Cleveland 2 2
Eckford 0 3
Mansfield 1 4
-Mutual 6 4
National..., 0 9
Olympic 0 6
Troy 9 8
Total played 37 37
The selection of an umpire is a subject which the
members of the base ball fraternity are beginning to see
is one of the greatest importance, and one which not
only deserves, but requires the most serious considera
tion and attention, and the nearer perfection the Na
tional Game is brought, the more necessary will it be to
exercise the greatest care m the selection of a proper
person to fill the important position. Until quite re
cently it was considered sufficient in selecting an umpire
to obtain some person who had been in the habit of
playing the game, and who was considered likely to be a
“square” man, and it was only aft»r a game had been
lost by some over-hasty decision or error in judgment
on the part of the umpire, that it was discovered that
something more was required than a merely “square”
player. Of course, in the selection of an umpire, it is an
essential feature that there should be no doubt as to his
strict impartiality and good faith, but that is not the
only qualification required. He ought to be thoroughly
posted as to the rules of the game and prepared to ent
force them striotly, not according to what he may con
sider they ought to be, but what they are. as published
under the authority and by the direction of the latest
professional convention. If the rules are not to be ob
served, then there is no use in passing them, and the
annual meeting of the convention will be nothing but a
Should the rules passed at the last convention be un
duly strict, or be found to conflict with the best inter
ests of the game, it is only by enforcing them strictly
that their weak points can be made apparent to the
players themselves, who will see that they are altered at
the next convention. An umpire, therefore, has no
right to give his idea of what is the law. He is placed
in the position of a man who is on a jury—not to inter
pret the law, but to decide what is brought before him,
according to what he is told the law is. Hardly any two
umpires will agree as to what the law ought to be in con
nection with calling strikes and balls, and it is to pre
vent the inevitably disagreeable results of such differ
ences in opinion that a positive law on the subject islaid
down. An umpire, therefore, should allow himself no
latitude whatever in this respeot; ha has nothing to do
with the making of the law—he is only there to execute
it as it is written.
Again, in selecting an umpire, care should bo taken
that he is a man of iron nerve; otherwise, if the game be
a close and exciting one, he will inevitably “ lose his
head, ’ and give decisions which no doubt he conceives
fair, but which are radically wrong. To expect that all
the decisions of an umpire will give universal satisfac
tion, is to expect an impossibility; for, from his position,
he is frequently better able to judge of a fine point than
those who regard it from a more distant or a less ad
vantageous point of view, or who, from being interested
in the game, through having friends engaged in it, or
money staked upon it, are not as cool or as indifferent to
the result as he ought to be. Another reason for the
umpire’s being a man of firm nerve is that, finding he
has made a mistake too late to have it altered, he must
allow it to go, without attempting to rectify it, by giving
another erroneous decision in trying to balance matters
between the contending clubs. We have heard umpires
make the remark, at the conclusion of a game in which
they had made two or more mistakes: “Well, if I
favored Aby the first mistake, I made it square for B
by the other,” and they think that is fair play.- Suoh is
not the case, An umpire may give a wrong
decision on one side, in some cases which will not influ
ence the result of a game, while in trying to make things
square by giving a wrong decision on the other, the re
sult may be most materially influenced.
These remarks havo been called forth in consequence
of some dissatisfaction having been expressed by the
Muluals as to the umpiring of the Boston-Mutual game
at Boston, and by the remarks made by tho special cor
respondent of the New York World as to Mr. Ferguson’s
umpiring of the Forest City-Baltimore game.
Having pointed out the evil of an indiscriminate selec
tion of umpires, we will now suggest a remedy. And
this is the appointment of certain persons by the an
nual convention to act as umpires, and who will receive
a-certain sum—say $lO and their traveling expenses—
for every game they umpire. They need not necessarily
be players, but must be intelligent men, who are, or who
will make themselves acquainted with the rules—men
respecting whose good faith there will be no doubt.
Gentlemen like Charley Mills, Rob. Ferguson, or Theo.
Bomeisler, would bo just the persons to act; and let
them have instructions to enforce the rules striotlyj irre
spective of whether they are too strict or too lenient; we
will then have a regular system of umpiring by men
whose business it will be to keep themselves acquainted
with the rules, and from whose gradually ripening ex
perience greater correctness may be expected. The
contending clubs can each pay a moiety of the expenses,
and it will fall heavily on neither.
Yesterday afternoon the first game of the champion
ship series between the Mutuals and Eckfords was
played on the Union Ground, Williamsburgh. Although
this had been announced as a twenty-five cont game,
it failed to draw a large attendance, the impression be
ing among the general public that the fifty cent impo
sition was to bo enforced in all championship matches.
The Eckfords were extremely unfortunate, inasmuch as
they were deprived of the services of three of their best
players. One was siok, and another met with a serious
accident yesterday morning, while the third was injured
at the beginning of the third inning, and incapacitated
from taking any further share in the game. Had it not
been for this last affair the game would no doubt have
been a close and exciting one, as the pitcher of the Eck
fords was muoh more regular than usual in his delivery,
and the boys were all in good trim for a hard fight. As
it was, it turned out a long, tedious and one-sided affair,
the umpire, by his neglecting to follow the rules, pro
longing the game unnecessarily.
In the first inning the Eckfords were easily disposed
of for a blank, while the Mutuals made three runs
b' rough the errors 0* McDonald, a substitute, who
was found to be totally incapable of playing the position
of short stop. Josh Snyder made one run for the Eck
fords in the second inning, the Mutes being prettily
disposed of without scoring. The third inning saw the
Eckfords again blanked, and the Mutes had one man
out with no runs made, when Lentz received a foul tell
on the eye, which swelled and doted almost immediate
ly. A substitute, whose name we did not learn, was
with difficulty obtained to fill his position, and as
McDermott was obliged to suit the pitching to his catch
ing, the game lost nearly all interest, the Mutes batting
trealy and almost as they pleased. The Eckfords also
batted and fielded well, tbe veteran Josh Snyder taking
three of the most difficult fly catches possible in tip top
g yle. Fleet also played splendidly at third base. Of
the Mutes. Hatfield and JOs Start did magnificent
work, but Charlie Mills was very weak behind the bat.
The following is the soore:
Hunt. 8.80 0 0 2 Hatfield, 2 b... 2 2 6 4
McDermott, p. 4 5 0 3 Start, Ib3 4 2 0
May. 2bl 112 Eggler, o. f.... 4 5 10
Alhson/1 b....l 1 11 2 Pearce, s. 5....2 7 0 4
Snyder, 1. f.... 2 2 3 0 Boyd, 3bl 10 0
McDonald r. f. .0 0 0 0 Hicks, r. f 3 3 0 0
Swandell. c. f.. 0 0 3 0 Cummings, p.. 2 4 1 2
Fleet, 3b 2 3 5 2 McMullin, 1. f. .3 3 3 0
Lentz, c1 2 4 0 Mills, c1 14 2
inning* i i 2| a u | si ci 1 ] tJ| »| Total.
Rokfordo 1 II 0 01 1 115 01 01—8
Mutual.. #.3 | 0| 6 0| 0 | 6 | 2 | 5 | 2 | —24
Umpire—Mr. Power, Atlantic Club. Runs earned—
Eckford, 1; Mutual, 5. Time of Game—Two hours and
a half.
On Tuesday the Forest City Club, of Cleveland, ar
rived at Washington, and played their first champion
ship game this season with the Nationals of that city.
Tired and stiff from their long ride, it is not surprising
the Clevelanders did not play up to their standard, and
as the Nationals showed marked improvement in their
style of fielding, tne result of the game was a muoh
closer thing than was generally anticipated. The fol
lowing is the soore:
Hastings, 2b. .2 111 Holly, 2b3 132
Sutton, 3b....l 3 1 0 Mincher.l.f....o 13 0
Carlton, 1 b....l 19 0 Lennon, o1 13 2
White, c 2 4 5 0 Bel a ski, r.f. ...1 0 2 0
Wolters, p1 2 0 1 Doyle, s.so 0 2 3
Holdsworth, ss 3 2 4 8 Coughlin, 0.f...l 1 12 0
Simmons, r.f...1 2 0 0 Warren, 3 b....l 15 3
Allison, 0.f....2 2 4 0 Hines, Ib2 2 7 0
Pabor, Lf. o 2 2 0 Stearns, p1 0 0 1
Innings 11213 4|slß|Ylß|9| Total.
Forest City 0 2 3 01 0 21 2 2121 —l3
Nationalo| 0| 2 0| 0| 2| 3| 2| 0| —lO
Umpire—J. J. Beardslee. Time of game—2:lo. Runs
earned—Forest City, 6; National, 1.
Recruited by an additional days rest, and the practice
they had on Tuesday, the Cleveland nine were in much
better trim to tackle the Olympics, of Washington, than
they were when they played the Nationals, and there
fore the Western team showed to better advantageon
Wednesday. A very fair attendance of spectators as
sembled to witness the game, and tney were gratified by
a much finer exhibition of fielding from the visitors
than they had the day before; but the contest was so
one-sided that but little excitement was felt during the
progress ef the game. The Clevelanders completely
walked away from theur opponents, as will be seen from
the following score:
Hastings, r.f..4 2 11 Williams, 0....0 1 4 2
Button, 3b 4 12 2 Waterman, 3 b.l 2 2 3
Carlton,! b.... 2 3 12 0 Brainard. p....n 1 0 0
White, c 0 2 3 0 Flynn, Ibo 0 13 0
Wolters, p 0 2 11 Goldsmith, 2 b.O 0 4 5
Holdsw’th.s. s.l 3 2 2 Robinson, r. f.. 0 0 0 0
Sweasy, 2 D....1 0 2 3 Glenn, 1. f 0 0 2 0
Allison, c. f.... 2 0 3 0 Heubel, c. f... .0 0 10
Pabor, 1. f 2 2 10 Thomas, s. s. . .1 110
Innings 1 1 2 | 3 4|s|6|T|B|9l Total.
Forest City 3 12 10 2 I 11 11 4 | 0 I 8 —lB
Olympic2] 01 0 0 | 01 0 I o| 0| 0| 2
Umpire—J. F. Beardsley. Runs Earned—Cleveland
5: Olympic 0. Time of Game—Two hours and twenty
five minutes.
On Thursday last, the third game of the championship
series between the Mansfield Club* of Middletown, and
the Troy Club, was played on the grounds of the latter.
Since the Mansfields last played the Troj a as, they have
evidently been hard at work, and on Thursday showed
considerable improvement in their play. Up to the
eighth inning the Mansfields held the lead, and the
Troy club began to feel in rather a tight place. The
toys, however, lacked the nerve to flaUh the game, and
the Troy ulna, whom 010 ol<l handß ' Uill thom ~
selves out for a greaa' . Bpirt ’ ftnd won by a Booro ot 18
to 10, 'Tunv
The Union Ground, p ”’ o . nt ’ d sv . ory
animated appearance on WedneoduJ >»' 1 ’ ‘
being the first game of the ’ . bßt " een
the Mutual Club of this city and Use Troy UIM. r '
The attendance, although numbering about 2 r
tators, was not half what it would have been if the Tro-'
jans had arrived as victors over the Baltimore end
Athletio Clubs, instead of having been overwhelmingly
defeated by both. The afcoounts which reached this
city of both these games seemed to prove so conclusively
that the Troy nine had gone to pieces, that hardly any
one cared to witness their easy defeat by the Mutuals.
Those who were present, however, did not witness their
defeat by the Mutuals, but were treated to a very excit
ing, closely contested, and well played game, m which,
to the surprise of hundreds who have but a superficial
knowledge of the game, the Mutuals were defeated. It
is surprising how many persons who have played or seen
games at base ball played (luring the best part of their
lives will jump to a conclusion that whenever a club has
been beaten two or three times, it has “gone up;” that
it is “no good,” etc., etc.; and yet immediately prior to
these defeats, the same individuals who are so ready to
condemn it would have insisted, in the most positive
manner possible, “it is the strongest nine in the coun
try, sir.” Now a team which, with any truth, maybe
said to be one of the strongest in the country, cannot
possibly sink to a state of insignificance all at once; but
to hear a great many persons talk one would suppose
such were the case. Up till the time when the Troy
club was defeated by the Baltimore and Athletic nines,
it was generally admitted they possessed a chance sec
ond to none of winning the pennant this season; but
the instant it was heard they had been beaten by these
clubs, their former enthusiastic admirers were suddenly
converted into their most bitter disparagers. In the
same way with the Mutes in the present game. Had the
Trojan nine defeated them a fortnight ago, these super
ficial, would-be critics would have said it was nothing
more than they expected, that although the Mutes pos
sessed a very fine team, the Troy club were too strong
forthem. Now, however, because the Mutes were de
feated on Wednesday after the Trojans were beaten by
the Baltimore nine (who have been defeated twice out
of thrice by the Mutes) and the Athletic, the Mutuals
are considered as being virtually oat of the champion
ship contest, so far, at least, as their chance of winning
the pennant is concerned. Such, however, is the way of
the world. Success alone is the test of merit, no matter
how it may be obtained.
Suoh an effect had the recent defeats of the Trojan
nine on the “gold ring,” that on Wednesday 2 to 1 was
at first freely laid on the Mutes, and then when it was
found that the Troy Club still possessed friends, the
betting altered to 100 to 75.
Precisely at 3:30 play was called, and Pearce having
won the toss, sent the Trojans to the bat. Force led off
with a fine two-base hit past Boyd, and was followed by
McAtee with a clean hit to left field. Allison then sent
one to left, which Bechtel took on the fly, and returned
the ball too quickly to allow Force to get home. King,
however, drove one much further to left than Mac had
done, and although Bechtel took it also on the fly, Force
got home before the ball got back. Bellan then was
nicely fielded out at first by Hatfield and Start. Hat
field led off for the Mutes with a clean hit to left field,
and was followed by Start with a pretty grounder to
centre, on which Hatfield tried to reach his third, but
was run out by a fine throw from Bellan to Force. Pearce
was then taken on the fly by Martin, and Eggler was
captured on the fly by Hodes. In the second inning
both sides were disposed of in one, two, three ordqr, but
in the third inning the Trojans made one first base hit,
while the Mutes were again put out in the order of
striking. This order was exactly reversed in the fourth
inning, the Troy men going out in ono, two, three order,
while the Mutes made one first base hit. Both sides
were playing splendidly, and doubts began to be ex
pressed whether either team would be able to make an
other run during the game; but these doubts were set
at rest in the fifth inning, when, after the Trojans had
gone out without a base hit, Bechtel began for the
Mutes, with a splendid three-base, hit to right centre,
and came home on a wild pitch by Zettlein. It was
well, too, for iho Mutual nine that he got home in that
way, as neither ot the three men who followed Bechtel
at the bat managed to reach hie first base. The game
was now a tie, and the excitement was at fever heat.
So for the game could not have been played more
beautifully, every man working in the field with all the
regularity and precision of a fine piece of mechanism
it was, in fact, too good to last, and the Mutes were
the first to give way, Eggler and McMuden both making
errors in the sixth inning which cost the Mutuals two
runs. The Mutes then had a chance of wiping out the
odds against them, Joe Start being on third and Eggler
on second when Cummings was magnificently fielded
out at first by Foroe, who played throughout the game
like a little lion. Boyd, Gummings and Hicks then
made errors in the seventh inning by which the Trojans
increased their score by two runs, while the Mutes were
again unfortunate, having the two first men on bases
when the next three were put out in the order of strik
ing. Matters now looked rather gloomy for the Mutes,
but they disposed of the Trojans very prettily in the
eighth inning, without letting them get a single base
hit, and were then retired themselves in almost similar
order by the Troy team. The ninth inning of the Tro
jans did not realize even one first base hit, and there
fore the Mutes had only four runs to make to tie the
game, and they had some prospect of doing it, too, as
as Pearce led off with one of his old time drop hits,
making his first, and most of the spectators thought
Eggler would be good for a two-base hit. but their
hopes were soon blighted, Eggler. Cummings and Bech
tel going out without getting a base hit, and the Tro
jans were hailed the victors after a well contested game
by the handsome score of sto 1. The following is the
full score:
HAYMAKERS. 18. T. FO. A. MUTUAL. 18. T. PO. A.
Force, 3 b 2 3 2 4 Hatfield, 2b.... 1 14 4
McAtee, lb. .. 2 2 9 0 Start, 1 b 2 2 9 0
Allison, o 0 0 7 0 Pearce, s. 8....1 1 2 3
King, 1. f 0 0 2 0 Eggler. c. f.... 2 3 4 0
Bellan, c. f 11 0 1 Cummings, p.. 0 0 11
Martin, r.fl 13 0 Bechtel, L f.... 2 4 3 0
Hodes, s. s 0 0 1 4 Boyd, 2bl 11 4
Zettlein, p 0 0 11 Hicks, c 0 0 2 0
Wood, 2bl 12 0 McMullin, r.f.. 0 0 11
Innings I | 2 | 3 4 | B | 6 |*| B | 9 |
Haymakers”l 0 0 01 01 21 21 01 0 -5
Mutualso| 0| 0 0| 1| 0| 0| 0| 01 —1
Umpire—Mr. A. Allison, of the Eckford Club. Runs
earned—Haymakers, 1; Mutuals, 0. Time of game—Two
hours and ten minutes.
On Monday the Troy nine visited Philadelphia and
played the first game of their championship series with
the Athletics of that city. Smarting the defeat
they had met with at the hands of the Baltimore club on
Saturday, they determined, if possible, to revenge them
selves upon the Athletics. With this laudable object in
view, and remembering that the Philadelphians had
never been able to bat Martin’s pitching to any extent,
the Trojan captain put Martin in to pitch at tbe begin
ning of the game. There were about 6,000 persons
present, and those persons who have witnessed a “big
game” at Philadelphia need not be reminded that 6,000
more enthusiastic or excitable people could not be
found in the country. Speculation on the game was
extremely brisk, the Athletics being hot favorites, at
odds of 100 to 60 and 100 to 50 on them. The friends of
the Trojan nine were in no way put out at these odds,
but put down their stamps like men, so that a very large
amount of money changed hands upon the result. The
game began well for the Troy club, the Athletics being
very prettily whitewashed in the first inning, while the
former managed to put on two runs, both of which were
earned. The seeond inning, however, slightly altered
the appearance of the game, as the Quaker City lads
scored five runs, and disposed of the Trojans for two.
This was followed by four more runs for the Athletics in
the third inning, they having appeared to have got the
swing of Martin’s pitching, and then the Troy men
were put out without a run. A desperate tussle took
place in the fourth inning, the Trojans trying hard to
recover their lead, but without success, and both sides
were whitewashed. The fifth inning still further in
creased the lead of the Athletics, and a change in the
pitching took place, Zettlein being substituted for Mar
tin, when the Philadelphians had scored three runs off
ixim, but this did not put an immediate stop to the run
getting, as three runs were also scored off the “charmer”
before the inning was concluded. Some very fine play
was then witnessed during the next three innings, not a
single run being ecored on either side, but the ninth
inning proved a fearful crusher for the Troy team, the
Athletics making the unprecedented number of ten
runs in that inning alone, while the former could only
manage to get one, losing the game by a soore of 5 to 25*
In this game the Philadelphians showed to very great
advantage, not only displaying wonderful batting, but
beautiful fielding. Such an overwhelming defeat for
such a team as the Troy undoubtedly is. following upon
their thrashing by the Baltimoreans, must have mad©
the Trojans stare, and remark, with Macbeth:
- “ Can such things be,
And overcome us like a summer cloud
Without our special wonder.”
The following is the soore:
ATHLETIC. R» 18. PO. A. TROY. R. 18. PO. A.
Cuthbert, 1.f... 3 3 3 0 Force, b. s 11 1 10
Mcßride, p 3 8 11 McAtee, 1 b.... 1 2 § 0
Meyerie, r. f... 2 8 2 1 Allison, c 0 1 § 2
Malone, c 11 3 1 King, 1. f 0 1 4 0
Fisler, 2b3 12 1 Bellan, 3bo 13 1
Troaoey, c. 1... . 2 3 2 0 Martin, p 0 2 0 0
Anson, 3b3 3 11 Gednay, o. f.... 1 2 2 0
MoGeary, s. s.. 4 3 18 Zettlein, r. 1. .. 1 0 2 0
Mack, lb 4 2 12 1 Wood. 2bl 14 0
Innings.ll 21 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 71 8| 9 1 Total.
Athletiool 51 41 01 61 01 0 01 10 I —25
Troy 21 2| 0| 01 0| 0| OI 01 11 - 5
Umpire—Mr. N. E. Young, Baltimore Club. Runs
earned—Athletic. 10; Troy, 4. Time of game—Two
hours and forty-five minutes.
The first game of the championship series between
the Boston and Troy clubs was played on the grounds of
the former yesterday afternoon. The game was splen
didly played on both sides, and showed how closely the
six principal clubs which are entered for the champion
ship are to each other in strength, the Trojans being
defeated by a similar score to that in the Boston-Mutual
game, viz., 4to 2. The following is tho score by innings:
Inningsll 2| 8 | 4 | 51 6 | 7 | 8 | 91 Total.
Troy "5 MD |0 01 0 11 ”11 0(0-2
805t0n.... 0| 0| 11 1| 2| 0| 0| 0| o|-4
Tho Mansfield, which keeps on improving steadily,
yesterday played with and defeated the Yale University
nine by the following score:
Inningsll 2 | 31 4 | 51 81 71 81 91 Tola I
Yaleo| 0| 3[ 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 9
Mansfield 3 | 5| 21 21 1| 3 | 01 0 | 0 | —lB
BALTIMORE vs. FOREST CITY, of Cleveland.
The first game of the Championship series between
the Baltimore Chib and the Forest City Club, of Cleve
land, took place at Baltimore on Thursday. This was
the first oi tbe first-class nines the Clevelanders had
to meet, and the result of the game was looked forward
to with considerable interest. From the following ac
count* for which we are indebted to the special corre
spoadence of the New York World, we are very glad to
find that Mr. R. Ferguson, of tho AU antic Club, um
pired the game in accordance with the rules, and sin
cerely hope he may continue to do so: “Tho weather
was very fine, but the ground—especially the in-fleld—
was se hard as to make the fielding von diflkult. The
balling Of bolt nines nil itttj hC.«T- OTpwiMV br Flta.
Hall, and Higham, of the Balttn>of9 3 « S 3° h
several three base hits, while Hastings isi Allison J«-
ried oft the honors for the Forest Citys. TflS feature OS
the game was the lino play of Radcliff and Ora.vOf io the
field, and the general play of Hall, Yorke, Allison, and
Pftbor in the out-field.^The umpiring of Mr. Fergus<sft
was good, but very strict, no less than three of the Cleve
landers getting their bases on called balls in the first
inning, The following is a summary of the game:
J'OBBST CITS'. B. 18. P. A. BALTIMORE. B. 18. P. A.
Has<, n fire. 0 ,2 4 3 3 Radcliff, s. s 2 1 2 7
Sutton, pb 2 13 2 Craver, c 3 1 6 0
Carlton, Ib»,- 'S 010 8 Pike, 2b .....2 4 3 2
White, 2b...’..,... 1 0 2 2 Fisher, 3b ..1 2 3 0
Wolters, 11 V T Yorke, J. f 3 2 3 0
Holdsworth, s. 5.. l 1 '2 3 Higham, r. f 3 3 I 1
Simmons, r. f.....l 0 0 0 Mills, lb 2 15 0
Allison, c. f 1 3 2 0 Hafl r c. f 2 4 4 0
Pabor, I. f, 1 0 3 0 Matthews, p 2 2 0 0
Innings.... 11 2[ 3| 415|617| 81 91 Total,
Forest City 5 0 0 4 0| 0 11 1 —l2
Baltimore .7| 2| 1| 21 0 | B I 1| 0| 4 | —2l
Umpire—R. Ferguson, Atlantic Base Ball Club. Runs
Earned—Forest City. 4; Baltimore, 10. First Base on
Errors—Forest City, 8; Baltimore, 9. Time of Game-
Two hours.
■a—— Jr*.
There was a calendar of some thirty odd cases
disposed of yesterday. Justices McQuade, Bixby,
and Led with presided. Conspicuous among the le
gal luminaries was the famous Irish barrister, No
lan. Ho wore a light Summer sack coat and a Dolly
Varden necktie. Gold studs gleamed from his shirt
front, and intelligence beamed from his luminous
orbs. Eloquence was written on his brow.
saw Wm. Mott arraigned at the bar for the larceny
of a calfskin, and seeing him without counsel, with
characteristic generosity rose to defend him. Noth
ing could have been better than his defense, for
though it was touched with some comical features.
It was nevertheless strong and eloquent. Witnesses
testified th st the calfskin was stolen; that it was
stolen in the dusk of early morning, before Aurora
had shed her rosy light upon Manhattan; that the
skin was white, and that Mott was the thief.
“On the awful and terrible solemnity of your
oath, sir,” said the counsel, looking with portentous
gaze at the witness, “can you swear that the person
here accused was the one who took the skin ?”
“ I believe he was.”
“You believe, eh? Is that all? Are respectable
members of this great cosmopolitan world to be con
victed on mere belief? Come, sir, are you positive
that this is the man?’’
Witness (hesitatingly)—“Well, I’nj pretty sure
he is.”
At this point Counselor Nolan made a grand burst
of eloquence, in which he quoted from Eurypides,
Horace, Homer, and other classical celebrities, on
the grave importaffte of having the most positive
ocular testimony in cases of alleged larceny, and
wound up by asking that his client be discharged.
The Court didn’t seem to appreciate the force of
the counselor’s remarks, and found Mott guilty. He
was sent to the Penitentiary for three months. This
sentence, whatever their honors might have thought,
was considered by others utterly’at variance with
the testimony in the case. As they often do, they
probably sentenced on simple moral conviction.
Catherine Brown was charged with striking Julia
Sullivan on the head with an axe.
“What have you got to say, Kate?” said Justice
“ Yis, sir. Ax her if it was the ax hit her, and not
myself hit her with the ax.”
The question was put, but it was like a proposition
in metaphysics to Mrs. Sullivan. She could not tell
which. This was a great stroke for Catherine, who
got but five days in the city prison.
Micnael Weldon was sent to the Island for one
month for assaulting Dr. Michael Hudson, of No. 5
Madison street.
Addison Robbens and Henry Mulloy, charged with
selling an obscene paper, and ably defended by
Counselor Price, were discharged, there being no
evidence to convict
The Board of Police held a meeting yesterday to
discuss the street cleaning contract, and make ar
rangements for having the work done. The follow
ing resolutions were passed:
Resolved, Assuming that the so-called street clean
ing contract may be surrendered or rescinded, and
that new arrangements will become necessary for
the work of cleaning streets, and rerfltoving ashes
and garbage from premises and public places, the
Board of Police hereby invite proposals from parties
who may bo willing to contract for such work. The
specifications may be consulted at the office of the
Clerk of this Board. Proposals in writing will be re
ceived up to Wednesday, the 22d inst., at 6 P. M.
The following are the specifications referred to:
The paved and unpaved streets, avenues and pub
lic places of the city of New York to be cleaned every
night in the year are Broadway from Thirty-fourth
street to Bowling Green, and Fifth avenue from ’
Fiity-ninth street to the Washington Parade Ground.
Those to be cleaned three times a week through
out the year, on the nights of Tuesday, Thursday,
and Saturday, are those which are situated south of
Fifteenth street.
All others to be cleaned twice a week, at night, on
Wednesday and Saturday, throughout the year.
In the word cleaning is comprehended the removal
from the public streets, avenues, gutters, culverts,
and all other places prescribed by the police, and
beyond city limits, all dirt, sand, stones, bricks,
sweepings, and refuse of every description, except
materials for building purposes, in actual and lawful
Ashes and garbage, whether deposited in proper
receptacles or found upon the street surface, in vio
lation of law, are to be removed daily beyond the
city limits. Ashes and garbage are to be removed
in carts perfectly tight and covered.
During the Winter months the Board of Police are
to designate from time to time, according to depos
its of snow and ice, what streets, avenues, or places
may be excepted or for what periods.
Removing to places to bo designated by the Board
of Police, snow and ice from Broadway or other
streets, at request of the Board of Police.
Such notice as the Board of Police may indicate
is to be given to householders half an hour in ad -
vance of the arrival of the carts fox ashes and garb
The mode of removing con tents of carts through,
from, and beyond the city limits, and the places of
temporary deposit, if any, or dumping, to be fixed
from time to time by the Board of Police. Approved
sureties to the amount of $ , and in such number
as the Board may designate, to be furnished for the
faithful performance of contract.
The following resolution was also passed:
Resolved, That the following officers of the police
force bo transferred to the office of the Superintend
ent, and that they be and are hereby charged, until
further orders, with the exclusive and especial duty
of supervising the prompt and perfect execution of
the terms of the so-callod street contract by the con
tractor, and make daily reports, through the Super
intendent, to this Board:
Sorgt. Wm. C. F. 8ergh01d...........,17 th Precinct.
« Frank B. Randall 31st •<
«• Patrick H. Pickett Bth ’•
“ George L. Suttoo.... 22d ««
«• John F. Moloney". .27th <•
«» Alex’r B. Warts 7th ••
That the Superintendent designate the part of the
city in which they are severally to act in the per
formance of these duties, aiid direct as to the form
of their reports.
On Friday afternoon a deal box was received at
Adams* Express office, on Broadway, containing the
body of a man, somewhat decomposed. There was
also a card, on which was written:
“ The remains of 8. K. Schermerhorn, aged 44, en
gineer on theN. 8. A. B. Railroad, who died of a gun
shot wound, at Selma, Alabama.
Signed, “ H. Backus, M. D.”
It seems that the box was received at Adams’ Ex
press branch office, Selma, on the 12th instant, ad
dressed to Schenectady, N. Y., via Baltimore and
New York. It had passed without question, it ap
pears, through the different cities, but on arriving
here it could not be forwarded without a permit from
the Board of Health, and the Board refused to give
one until a coroner’s investigation had been made.
The case was referred to Coroner Young, who, with
his deputy, Dr. Marsh, proceeded to Adams’ Express
office, and made an examination bf the body. There
was found a pistol shot wound on the right side of
the abdomen, the ball having taken a downward
direction. No one can tell whether it is a case of
homicide, suicide, or accidental shooting. "Coroner
Young gave permission to remove the body, and has
telegraphed to Dr. Backus, at Selma, to furnish the
particulars of the case, and on the receipt of his re
ply, will hold an inquest
Edward Peters, a young man, was arrested yester
day by Officer Brennan, on the complaint of Howe
& Hummel, the well-known criminal lawyers, who
charge him with forgery, and falsely claiming to be
one of their clerks. Abe H. Hummel, one of the
members of the above firm, testified that on March
19th the prisoner visited the Penitentiary and had
an interview with one Anne Flood, alias Ryan, who
was serving out a sentence for picking pockets. He
represented himself as a clerk from Howe & Hum
mel, and said that he had been sent up to procure
from her S2OO, wherewith to secure her release on a
writ of habeas corpus. Believing his representations
to be true, she gave him two orders for SIOO each,
one OQ the Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgb,
and one on the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank.
The orders were altered by Peters—the one on the
Dime Savings Bank to* $675, and the other to S9OO.
l[hat on the Dima Savings Bank ho collected. The
other refused payment, because there wa? some
informality about it, On these representations,
Justice Dowling committed (ho accused to await an
A fire broke out yesterday on the third floor of the
bonded warehouse of Squire & Co.-, No. 55 Leroy
street, among some raw silk thread and other goods.
The fire was soon extinguished. The actual damage
by fire was not great, and the dnmage by water
amounts to more than $30,000. The- building was
formerly used as a pork packing and provision ware
house. The floor and beams had become thoroughly
saturated with brine. The water thrown into the
pmee by the firemen was turned into brine by these
soakings, and the damage was 4 rendered very much
greater than it otherwise would have been. The
losses fall upon Wm. Watson & Co., dealers in dry
goods; Paton & C0., dry
Co., carpets; Hardt & Lindgens,. cloth;, and other
parties. The loss is covered by insurance in city
companies. Squire & Co., who leas’* the buildings,
lose about SSOO on fixtures and office furniture. In
sured for $1,500 by the Eagle Fire Company. The
building is owned by J. W. Lewis, of No. 22 Wash
ington square, and is damaged SBOO. Insured.- Fire
Marshal McSpedun was engaged yesterday investi
gating the origin of the fire. So far as could be as
certained, it was accidental.
The Alleged Malpractice Case.—
Coroner Schirmer concluded an investigation yes
terday in the case of Margaret Kutzelmann, late of
No. 146 Essex street, whose death was alleged to
have been caused by an abortion performed by a
midwife named Catharine Simonson. The testimony,
which was very voluminous, brought forth no facts
whatever to connect the accused with the case, and
she was discharged. The jury rendered a verdict
that the deceased came to her death from an abor
tion from unknown causes.
Fatal Accidents.—William Evans,
aged 31 years, a ’longshoreman, while at work at
Greenpoint, a few days ago, was struck on the head
by a heavy log of timber, and so severely injured
that he died yesterday in Bellevue Hospital.
Charles Packard, aged 22 years, was killed yester
day by falling from a spar on the sloop Lady Adams.
Stabbing Affray in a Tenement.—
Edward Powers, aged twenty-nine years, of No. 105
Crosby street, yesterday morning quarreled with
James A. Lynch, residing at the same place, and
fought with him. During the affray, Lynch stabbed
Powers in the face, just below the left eye, causing a
a severe wound. Lynch was also badly beaten. The
latter was arrested, and committed to the Tombs.
Is this a Murder ob Suicide ?—The
body of Edward Oberhandor, aged fifty years, late a
real estate agent, was found yesterday floating in the
East River, at the foot of Oliver street. There was a
large gash in his throat* Whether it is a murder or
suicide is something the coroner will endeavor to as
Found Drowned—The body of a
drowned man, having black hair, and wearing dark
jacket, Blue overalls, black pantaloons, and having
a belt around his waist with a knife in it, was found
in the East River off Pier 24, and removed to the
Exhausted in the East River Cais
son.—Daniel Reardon, an Irish laborer, living at No.
46 Centre street, and employed in the East Biver
Bridge Caisson, was yesterday removed from it in an
exhausted condition and taken to the Park Hospital.
Fire in Elizabeth Street.—A fire
occurred yesterday on the roof of the furniture man
ufactory of J. K. Allen, Nos. 48 and 50 Elizabeth
street, caused by spontaneous combustion of rags
used for oiling. Loss, S2OO. Fully insured.
Found in thb River.—The body of
an unknown man, aged about fifty years, five feet
seven inches in hight, and wearing a dark mixed
suit, white shirt, and boots, was found yesterday in
the East Biver, at the foot ol Oliver street
Run Over.—Charles Moore, aged
8 years, of Forty-fourth street and Tenth avenue,
was knocked down, run over and severely injured
by a horse and wagon at Forty-ninth street and
Eighth avenue.
Foot Crushed.—Andrew Memster
man, a German laborer, of Melrose, had his right
foot badly crushed yesterday by a beam falling on
it while he was at work on the Third avenue Bail
road depot.
Weekly Report of Fires.*—Fire
Marshal McSpedon reports flfty-five fires for the
week ending May 18th, at noon. The estimated loss
is $82,925, and the insurance $111,900.
Vital Statistics.—During the past
week there have been in this city 194 marriages, 384
births, and 645 deaths, a decrease of 119 deaths as
compared with the previous week.
Arrests.—During the past week
there have been 1,969 arrests made by the police.
Newark’ news.
Mrs. Josephine Lawlor-Mansfield-Fisk-Stokes cre
ated a sensation by her appearance at the Opera-
House on Friday night, during a performance of
Tony Pastor’s troupe. Josie occupied a private box,
of course, and attracted almost as much attention as
the play. Her queenly form reclined languidly
against the front of the box. She wore a gray silk
dress, striped with black. Her jewels were not
conspicuous. Her face was thin and pale, having
lost much of the voluptuous beauty that it wore
when the Prince of Erie knelt, a passionate and fond
admirer, at her feet. The Fisk monogram did not
appear upon her rings or handkerchief. When she
looked toward the audience she put on the old be
witching smile, whose false light has wrecked hap
piness, fortune, and life. But it was evident that
the terrible tragedy in which she was one of the actors
has told fearfully upon her spirits, and those who
watched her closely were reminded of Cleopatra
mourning for her Antony. At the close of the per
formance, several hundred curious persons followed
Josie to the Broad street depot. She took a seat in a
oar, and the crowd dispersed. Half a dozen re
porters lingered, however, hoping for an interview;
but the sudden departure of the train put an end to
their anticipations.
Helen Benson, the young girl whose sudden dis
appearance about ten days ago caused a rumor that
she had been outraged by five young men, and that
she had threatened suicide, has returned to her
home. The story of the outrage is said to be a fabri
cation. It appears that a girl named Hur line per
suaded Helen to go with her out into the world and
seek her fortune. They accordingly packed their
bundles and started. They started for Now York,
and arriving in the city late in the evening, were
directed to a lodging-house by a policeman. In the
morning they went to an intelligence office and ob
tained employment. Miss Benson went to live with
a family by the name of Clark in Leroy street. Her
whereabouts was (discovered through the girl Hur
line, who returned to Newark on a visit. Helen is
only thirteen years of age, and her escapade is re
garded as a mere childish freak.
Peter Farley, of No. 91 Bank street, has been ar
rested for an indecent assault upon Mrs. Mary
Holmes, of No. 42 Shipman street. Peter hod been
keeping company with a daughter of Mrs. Holmes,
but his reputation was bad, and the mother forbid
him the house. One afternoon, while Mrs. Holmes
was lying upon a bed, fast asleep, Farley entered the
room, and lifted up her clothing, when she arose to
defend herself, and was struck senseless by a slung
shot A nephew of the woman, who had come to
her assistance, was struck several times by the same
weapon, Farley was sent to jail.
Thomas Brandinger went to a livery stable, and
and hired a horse and buggy and drove to No. 988
Astor street, where he took in a handsome young
lady, named Emma Findel. Thomas then drove up
Broad street and Bloomfield avenue, and, striking
into the road to Belleville, rode along tha shady
drive that passes by the copper mill. While passing
through this secluded place, the two were acting in
the most affectionate manner. On turning a sharp
curve in the road, just as the “twilight dews were
falling fast,” they encountered another buggy, in
which were a gentleman and lady, locked in lover's
embrace. Thomas Immediately discovered that the
woman was his own wife ! After a short parley, the
parties concluded to call it square, and went on their
several ways rejoicing.
The trial of Corr, Finnegan and Farley, the Bannl
gan jewelry robbers has occupied the greater portion
of the time of the Court of Quarter Sessions during
the week. The trial is not yet concluded.
The case of Julia Murray, indicted for the murder
of her child, will commence on Tuesday.
Maria Freeman, aged eleven years, who has been
living with her aunt, Mrs. Thomas Goldrlck in East
Orange, has disappeared. It is feared that she has
faillen fr yfotim to some one who ha« lured hex away.
Patrick Ready;- the Thirty-second Precinct waA
of ths liquor eal?oa
No. 1.31 East Fifteenth street. He.was put on trial
on that charge, but the evidence and the complaint
]T el, e Oh the first trial it was proven
that the family of Beady had' fever and ague„ and ha
to'ok them down to t£e back room of the liquor sa
loon In the Eighteenth Ward to get rid of it. He waa
there with his family, and hO PllSges the bartender
stepped out. Meantime an officer entered for the
purpose Pf seeing who was thd proprietor, and
bought twd cigars. Ready was in his shirt sleeves,
and waited on him. He, however, had police pants
on. This was the proof at the first trial. Mr. Ready,
however, proved that he was not proprietor of the
saloon, but another Beady was, a cousin. The proof
of proprietorship not being established, the case waa
dismissed, whereupon he was afterward put on trial
charged with doling out liquor in his shirt sleeves.
A slight mistake was made in this complaint by
averring that 1$ occurred on the 7th inst. On the 7th
insk Pat was on' duty,-and of that fact he tried to
take advantage, but he was offset on the demurrer by
•the continuation of-the sentence, “the 7th and sun
dry other times.”’ The case was referred to the
Board, which dismissed him- from th© Department.
Citizen Strauss resides'at No, 109 Second street
He got-a chairmaker to fix up half a dozen chairs for
him. After the chairs were fixed the chairmakea
and put them on the sidewalk. Mr. Strauss
said to Mri-Ezeliug, the upholsterer, “ Put the chairs
in the basement.” Ezelius'said he d3dn’t see it till
he got hie- money; Strauss bad th® reputation ot
being a dead beat of the first-water. While this dis
pute about the pay was going on, a young man, sup
posed to be a; son of Strauss, assaulted Ezelius, Jr.
Officer McCarthy, of the Seventeenth Ereciuot, was
called, and entered the house with the chair-mender
and his son. Strauss says when McCarthy came iu
he said: “Why don’t you pay these mea for tho
tfork they have don® for you?” Strauss asked Mac
who he was. Mac eaid he was a policeman. Strauss
asked him if be couldn’t find other' business than
collecting doubtful debts. Mac said he would stay
as long as ho pleased.- That was tho story of Strauss.
The officer said he went in to got the son of Slrause,
who beat the son of Ez&lius. Case referred.
McKeown, who carries more law in his 4 hat thaw
his namesake John McKeon, Stokes’ counsel,left law
for a little while, and undertook to instruct a drivex
of the Third avenue railroad how to ’drive a team.
McKeown admitted the charge, and said that-he waa
in the habit of riding to his relieving point He was
on the front platform, and the driver’s belt loosened
and his pants were getting earthward. To cbtige the
driver while arranging the fixings, he took the reins.
Case referred.
Fagan, of the Thirteenth Precinct, absented hinu
self from reserve duty for close on to four hours. Ho
asked to get off for four hours, but all he got was
twenty minutes. He took the four hours and re
ported for duty. His excuse was that he had urgent
business to attend to. Ho was fined five days, or
about $1 an hour, for tho four hours that he aosent
ed himself from the station-house without leave,
McSherry, of the Thirteenth Precinct, was fifteen
minutes late at roll oall to go out on duty. His ex
cuse was that he met his mother a block from tho
station-house, and he talked with her. Chin musifl
with his mother cost McSherry $lO.
John Lantry, of the Eleventh Precinct, was found
coming out of a barber’s shop. Tho supposition is
that he was getting shampooed and pomatomed. Ha
said no; the barber called him in to put a man out
of his place. The barber said it was one of thosa
Incontrovertible things that couldn’t be contro
verted. He was busy shaving, and when ho-holloed
“Next,” a fellow jumped up and said, “I is,” and
squatted himself in tne chair. Another man got up
and said, “ I is.” Tho barber then was in a quan
dary who to lather and shavo, there being claimant
and protestant for the operation of the tonsorial
tools. Tho barber sent out a boy to bring a police
man in to eject tho man from the barber’s chair. Ha
couldn’t find one, but the barber going out himself
found Lantry, who poured oil on the troubled wa
ters, and lather and shave ’em went on without fur
ther disturbance. This tonsorial difficulty was re
ferrod to the Board.
Haggerty and O’Grady, of the Eleventh Precinct,
were timed in conversation together over ton min
utes. And what was it all about ? Haggerty stoppod
O’Qrady as ho crossed his post to toll him that ha
had heard a cry of murder. The one for tolling, and
tho other for listening fifteen minutes to a piece of
Information that could be convoyed in ono, were
each fined three days.
inspectors of Police Thorne and Walling wen%
seven times over tho post of Officer Knowles, of tbo
Fourteenth Precinct. His post was on the Bowery,
from Spring to Bleecker. After looking seven timoa
over tho post for the officer, they took the man on
Bleecker street and put him on tho Bowery post, and
then left. Tho officer put in no defense whatever,
and the probability is that he will be dismissed from
tho force. If two inspectors go over an officer’s post
seven times, and fail to find him, how long will it
take a citizongto find tho officer? Tho case was re
We have all rights, and none stick out stronger fop
them than our bill-stickers. The bill-posier is a
dangerous enemy. If you discharge him, he finds,
through his men of the pot and the paste, the bills
that arc to be put up, and in half an hour their day
light is closed ui> by some other attractive attention.
Thus, spend what you may on bills, if you have in
curred iho displeasure of the bill-poster, all your
posting has been in vain. They arc put up at night,
and never see sunlight. John O’Donnell, a bill
poster, caught another bill-poster spreading bills over
tho Fifth Avenue Theatre bill-boards, over which ho
had supervision. He followed him several blocks,
and caused Officer Carmody to arrest him. Sergoanfi
Woodruff would not hold tho bill-poster, on the
ground that the bill-poster would not swear that his
rival man of iho paste-pot did poach and paste on
private property. O’Donnell said he would swear to
it, and thus the case stands before the Commis
John Ryan is a car-starter of tho Dry Dock line.
Between 2 and 3 o’clock in the afternoon he put ou a
“sub.” in his place, and gave him his watch. Ina
few minutes after two men came along and assaulted
the pro tern starter, aud stole the watch ho had bor
rowed. Officer Anderson was sent for while tho
thieves were coolly imbibing in a liquor saloon in
the neighborhood of the robbery. When Anderson
came the thieves had half a block tho start of him,
and managed to escape. Citizen Ryan thought that
the legs of the officer were incompetent, hence tho
charge against Anderson. The officer claimed that
he had about as good pedal extremities as the ma
jority on the force, but he believed it impossible for
a man to arrest a party that suddenly disappeared
from view. The case was referred.
A curious but legitimate charge was preferred
against Reynolds, of the Fourteenth Precinot.
About three o’clock in the morning a man was shot
at tho gambling table of the “Gotham,” in the Bow
ery. This was on Reynolds’ post, and not till a long
time after did he know anything of it, as an officer
from the Seventeenth Precinct crossed the Bowery
and took the dying man to the station-house. When
Reynolds went into the station-house he made a
bungling report of the affair, and Captain Cliuchy
had to send a man out to get the particulars. The
sergeant in command at the Seventeenth Precinct
did not act much better. At three the dying man
was brought to the station-house, at twenty minutes
past four the amulance was telegraphed for, and at
half-past six report by telegraph was sent to the Cen
tral office of the murder, and no arrest made of the
murderer. The probability is that the Board will
give this subject serious consideration. Here two
precincts, through some negligence, gave the mur
derer throe hours’ start ahead of the authorities.
That should never happen.
The complaint against Savercool, of the Twenty
first Precinct, was failing to take an intoxicated man
to the station-house who had attempted to commit
suicide by drowning himself in the river at the foot
of Thirty-third street. It appears that the man, in a
fit of despondency, threw himself in the river, and
was fished out by three sailors. He went in tha
river drunk, but came out sober. Savercool, tho
officer, saw the would-be suicide walking along tha
street perfectly sober. As he did not see the rescu
ing from drowning, and knew nothing oi it except
by hearsay, he said nothing of the occurrence at tho
station-house. The real complaint was for failing to
report at the station-house what had been reported
to him. The case was referred; to be dismissed;
most likely.
This is the way the English manage their East In
dia colonies, and wonder that the natives do not iova
their masters. About seven or eight months ago
certain Kookas—cow worshipers—in Umntsur, In
dia, sent a petition to the local municipality, praying
for tho prevention of cow-killing within the pre
cincts of their Holy City—Umritsur being as sacred
to the Sikh as Jerusalem to the Jew. The English
Commissioner, unable to see the the sanctity of tha
cow in any other form than the worshipful sirloin oa
his table, paid no attention to the petition, and tha
Kookas at last gathered in a mob and proceeded to
chastise the butchers, and some were killed.
In retribution some of the leaders of the Kookas
were hanged. In revenge for this again the Kookaa
—seventy or eighty in number—attacked some of
the native chiefs who had assisted in the arrest and
hanging of their leaders. This last mob was un
armed, and does not appear to have killed anyone at
all. It proved a ridiculous failure; and yet no fewer
than forty-nine of these pious fanatics have been
blown out of the cannon’s mouth by order of, and iu
the presence of Mr. Cowan, the English Deputy-
Commissioner. The men blown to atoms —martyrs
to their faitn, ignorant—were not even
This matter has been hidden out of public view by
the death, by violence, of one Englishman—Lord
Mayo, ia India. But it has produced such a sensa
tion in India that there is some possibility of its now
being attended to. The correspondent of the Lon
don Times, writing from Calcutta, on tha 4tii ult.,
remarks that “two or throe such acts in different
parts of India, and the country would rise en masse,
and tho flame of war—and a terrible war it would ba
—would spread from the Himalayas, to Comorin.”
How helpless the Indian babe, born without shel<
ter, amid storm and ice; but fear nothing for him:
God has placed near him a guardian angel, that can
triumph over the severities of nature; the sentinel of
maternity is by his side, and so long as his mothec
breathes, he is safe. The squaw loves her child with
iustinelive passion, and if she does not manifest it
by liveiy caresses, her tenderness is real, wakeful,
and constant. No savage mother ever trusted hex
babe to a hirling nurse, nor ever put away her own
child tc suckla that ot another. To the cradle, con
sisting of light wood, gaily ornamented with quills of
the porcupine, and beads, and rattles, the nursling
is firmly attached and carefully wrapped in furs;
nnd the infant thus swathed, its back to the mother’s
back, is borno as the topmost burden, its eye nout
cheerfully flashing light, now accompanying with
tears the wailings whioh the plaintive melodies of
tho carrier cannot hush. Or, while the squaw toils
in the field, she hangs her child, as Spring does hen
blossoms, on the bough ot a tree, that it may ba
rocked by tho breezes from the land of souls, and
Boothed to elcep by the lullaby of the birds. Doom
the mother die, the nursling—U Indian
paseiou—eha/oa her grave,

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