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Sunday Edition. May 26
Notice.— The friends of the late N. H. Bel-
Ben (known generally to the public as N. B. Clarke),
the former well-known and respected stage manager
bt the Bowery Theatre, are requested to assemble at
Masonic Hall, Nos. 114 and 116 Hast Thirteenth
Street, on Tuesday, May 28, at 1% o’clock P. M., to
complete arrangements for a suitable testimonial for
the benefit of the widow of deceased.
, Bryant’s Opera House —Season of Eng
lish Opera.,—A brief season of English opera repre
sentations will be commenced at Bryant’s Opera
House on Monday, June 3d, under the management
Of Mr. Seguin, the services of the following distin
guished artists having been secured: Mrs. Zelda
Baguio, contralto; Miss Emma Howson, soprano;
AUss . Schofield, mezzo-soprano ; Mr. Brookhouse
fowler and Mr. J, H. Chatterson, tenors; Mr. Henri
pray ton, baritone; Mr. T. Bartieman, basso; and E.
Beguin buffo. Mr. 8. Behrens, conductor. The sea
son will consist of twelve evening representations
and two matinees. In our next we will be enabled
io give particulars as to the operas to be presented,
-SUd the general arrangements of the season.
Wallack’s Theatre.—During tho present
Week, which will be the last of the season, T. W.
Bobertson’s comedy of ’‘Home” will be revived, in
addition to which Sheridan’s groat comedy, “The
Critic,” will be presented, with Mr. Charles Mathews
ns Sir Fretful Plagiary and Puff. These will be the
last performances in this city of the veteran come
dian, and on Saturday evening he will take a grand
farewell benefit, when a large and varied programme
will be submitted. Mr. Mathews’ farewell appear
ances are not likely to be neglected by playgoers, as
it may be a very long time before an opportunity is
afforded of again witnessing su?h acting as that
usually given by this most marvelously ac
complished a comedian. We consider it unneces
sary to enter into any further details concerning such
an actor. His fame extends over the entire English
speaking world, and for many years Mr. Mathews
will bo remembered as a pattern for actors. In a
few days he will return to England, where, after
playing farewell engagements in the principal cities,
he will retire into private life.
The Summer season will be inaugurated by the
production of Mr. Watts Phillips’ new sensational
drama, “On the Jury,” which has lately been so
successful in London.
Mrs. F. B. Conway’s Brooklyn Theatre
On Monday evening “Frou-Frou,” was revived for
that occasion only, and on Tuesday Mr. Conway was
warmly received on the occasion of his first appear
ance since his late severe illness. The play was
Tom Taylor’s popular comedy of “Still Waters Bun
Deep,” and the cast was one of the best we have
seen. Mr. Conway it need scarcely be said made an.
admirable John Mild nay, his cool quiet style of
acting suiting excellently the character, and Mr.
Frank Roche was all that could be desired in the
part of Captain Hawskley. Mrs. Conway, as Mrs.
Mildmay, and Mrs. Farren, as Mrs. Sternhold, ex
hibited their comedy acting powers to perfection.
“East Lynne” was the play presented on Wednes
day and Friday evenings, and at the matinee yester
To-morrow evening “East Lynne” will be pre*
sented for the last time this season, Mrs. Conway
sustaining her great characters of Lady Isabel and
Madame Vine. On Tuesday evening the esteemed
and popular light comedian, Mr. M. A. Kennedy
will take his first benefit at this theatre. During the
past season Mr. Kennedy’s efforts to please were un
ceasing. His merits have been frequently acknowl
edged in these columns, and are such as not only to
commend but to entitle him to the heartiest appreci
ation of all who relish gentlemanly, refined acting
and undeniable ability. We will therefore be much
surprised if his benefit doos not prove a bumper, as,
apart from Mr. Kennedy’s claims, the entertainment
submitted is a particularly attractive one, embracing
as it does T. W. Robertson’s exquisite comedy,
School,” in which the beneficiaire will appear.
It gives us sincere pleasure to record a very flat
tering compliment paid to Mr. F. B. Conway by the
leading citizens of Brooklyn, in testimony of their
great respect and admiration for him. The compli
ment takes the form of a grand testimonial benefit, to
be given him on Friday evening next, the last night
of the season. Mr. Conway, in conjunction with his
talented wife, has done much to elevate the standard
of the drama in Brooklyn, and it must be heartily
satisfactory to him to find his -efforts thus acknowl
edged, and his restoration to health so generously
celebrated. The bill on the occasion of his benefit
will consist of Sheridan Knowles’ beautiful play,
“The Love Chase,” and a farce. We will endeavor
to give our readers particulars of it in our next.
“School” will be represented on Wednesday and
Thursday evenings.
The Summer season will be inaugurated on Mon
day, June 3, when the grand spectacular drama of
“The Naiad Queen” will be produced on a scale of
gn&at splendor.
Fifth Avenue Theatre.—“Article 47” is
still presented at this theatre, and will probably re
main on the boards till the end of the season, now
not far distant. The admirable acting, beautiful
scenery and handsome costumes combine to make
Article 47” one of the most attractive of plays, and
an early visit to the Fifth avenue should not be now
deferred. Matinee on Saturday.
Olympic Theatre.—“ Humpty Dumpty ”
still pursues the even tenor of his way at the Olym
pic, and the closing representations are being wit
nessed by audiences as large and enthusiastic ae
greeted the popular “ Humpty” in the earlier days
of his career. Those who would witness this splen
did pantomime have now no time to lose in doing
fio, as a few nights more and “Humpty Dumpty,”
with its satellite of attractions, will repair to the
“Hub” to delight the Bostonians. Matinee on
Wednesday and Saturday.
Booth’s Theatre.—Dramatis adaptations
are not, as a rule, particularly acceptable to
the critical playgoer. In the first place, they are
wanting in that most necessary feature of successful
dramas, originality; and in the second place, they
seldom coincide with the views as to character, al
ready formed by those conversant with the story.
As a proof of this, may be cited the fact that none of
the works of the late Charles Dickens have ever been
placed upon the stage in a wholly satisfactory*man
ner. One or two of the characters may have been
skillfully portrayed, but in the general representa
tion there has always been a something out of har
mony with the preconceived ideas of Dickens* crea
tions. And yet Dickens was more dramatic in style
than any English writing author other than actual
dramatists, since Shakspere. There were few of his
characters of which the reader could not say, “I
hava met that person in my own lifetime.” The
character was thus usually identified with some par
•tlcular individual, whose double in the mind of
the spectator it was very difficult for an actor to
present. So it is in the dramatic presentation of
works like Tennyson’s “Enoch Arden,” now the
attraction at Booth’s Theatre. The characters are
ably impersonated, the play is beautifully mounted,
and everything possible in the way of dramatic ef
fect is done by the management, and yet there is a
lomething so utterly at variance with one’s precon
ceived ideas of the characters of Tennyson’s beauti
ful poem, as to subject the dramatist in this case
(Mme. Julie Marguerite) to very unfavorable com
ment. play is divided into five acts, where
there are scarcely incidents enough to prove suffi
ciently interesting for three. Much of the original
poetry is retained in the dialogue, but that which is
introduced is scarcely worthy of Tennyson. Words
are put into the mouths of the two children such as
.so children of their age could use without subject
ing themselves to a charge of witchery. The only
vicious tendency indulged in by any of the charac
ters is that of a too great liking for the glass, dis
played by Peter Lane, a character not introduced at
all by Tennyson, and certainly not necessary in the
play. The traits of generosity exhibited by Ruben, a
Jack tar of the adapter’s creation, are more in keep
ing with the melodrama of bygone days, than with a
poetic drama such as “ Enoch Arden” is supposed
to be. These failings are so apparent as to utterly
destroy the effect which Tennyson’s beautiful work
might otherwise be expected to create, and it is only
by acting of a very superior description that the
play is found at all enjoyable.
Mr. Edwin Adams, who, on Monday evening, the
occasion of his first a; pearance for a considerable
time, received a very flattering welcome from a large
audience, essayed tho character of Tennyson’s hero
with commendable fidelity. In the two only scenes
that admitted of any great display his artistic pow
ers were exerted with an effect that was visible
In the eyes of most of those who witnessed the per
sonation. In the island scene, where, after twelve
years’ banishment from the haunts of man, he finds
himself at length released, his acting was powerfully
suggestive of the poor shipwrecked sailor’s feelings.
In the last aot, where returning home and finding his
wife married to Philip Ray, rather than cause her
sorrow, he refrains from making himself known,
Ibero was an exhibition of poetic feeling on the part
©f the actor such as is not often mot with on the mod
ern stage. Mr. F. C. Bangs, as Philip Ray, gave us a
representation superior to anything yet witnessed at
his hands; his reading of the various passages being
almost perfect, and.his conception of the character
of the somewhat too self-sacrificing lover in perfect
accordance with the author’s ideas. Master Luke
Foster gave another instance of his wonderful talent
and again suggested careful training and future dis
tinction, by his toting as young Walter Arden.
Nope other of the male characters call for special
comment; but Miss Pateman’s admirable portraiture
©f the gentle Annie Leigh, must not pass unnoticed.
Ya the wooing with Philip Ray,
acting was extremely natural and finished, and in
the other portions of the play, whether as the loving
girl, the heart-broken wife, or disconsolate mother,
the impersonation was a touching and artistic one.
Miss Mary Wells as the garrulous old inn-keeper,
Miriam Lane, was very amusing, and little Miss Nor
wood spoke her lines as Edith Arden, very prettily
Bowery Theatre.—Notwithstanding tho
great heat of the weather, the annual benefits of the
popular artists, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Mr. Foster, and
Mr. Winter, were well attended, a fact denoting very
extended appreciation of their merits. Miss Fanny
Herring reappeared, and met with the same favor
accorded her in former days, being now, as she al
ways was, an immense favorite with Bowery audi
ences. The management announces for to-morrow
evening the production of a grand new and original
spectacular and equestrian drama, from the pen of
Mr. J. H. Warwick, entitled “California; or, The
Heathen Chinee,” which will be presented in a man
ner challenging comparison with any theatre in the
United States. The scenery, dresses, and properties
will be entirely new, and the cast will embrace all
the principal members of Mr. Freligh’s company
and several specially engaged artists of distinction.
Among the latter will be Mr. O. B. Collins, who will
introduce his educated steed San Juan, an animal
said to exhibit astonishing perfection of training.
The very talented and popular actor, Mr. Charles
Warwick, will sustain the character of Ah-Sin, in
which he will sing a Chinese ballad, The play will
be preceded each evening by the laughable farce of
“ Brother Bill and Me.” Matinee on Saturday.
A new and exciting drama, entitled “ The Swamp
Angels,” is in preparation, and will be produced on
the withdrawal of “California; or, Tho Heathen
Tony Pastor’s Opera House.—Madame Fon
tainbleau, surnamed “The Queen of the Air,” was
the particular attraction at this house during the
week, and by her daring evolutions-on the trapeze
and a dangerous roof-walking act, caused much ex
citement. Billy Pastor increases in popularity, and
is usually complimented by an unreasonable number
of encores for his excellent comic singing. Neil
Rogers is a very amusing negro comedian, acting in
a quiet telling manner, much more pleasing than
a that usually indulged in by negro comedians. An
act entitled “Hard Cheek,” performed by him and
Mr. C. Webster, afforded very hearty amusement-
Hen Mason was very funny in his comic sketches.
Pete Cannon’s Irish songs appeared to please. Hur
ly and Maur gave satisfaction in their songs and
dances; and Miss Victoria Reynolds was favorably
received in protean impersonations. The drama of
“Neptune’s Sons,” with Mr. W. J. Thompson as Ben
Brace, concluded the bill each evening.
This week Mons. Lenglois, a wonderful performer
on the invisible wire, will make his first appearance
in America. Madame Fontainbleau will repeat her
daring feats on the trapeze, and a new drama en
titled “Yankee Girls,” will be presented. Hence
forth the matinees will be on Tuesdays and Fridays,
instead of Tuesdays and Saturdays, ae formerly.
Ladies’ invitation performances on Friday evenings.
Wood’s Museum.—Johnny Thompson re
turned on Monday evening, and again represented
Jack Norton, a gentleman with somewhat protean
loroclivities. A new sensational scene is introduced,
and the general effects are very striking. Mr.
Thompson is very ably supported by Messrs. Keene,
Sheldon, Wallace, Fleming and others, but none of
the characters, other than that of Jack\Norton, make
any great demand on their representatives. At the
matinees the burlesque of “ Dick Whittington and
His Cai” and the “ Pretty Horsebreaker ” made up
the bill, Miss Pauline Markhan} and Miss Belle How
itt appearing in appropriate characters.
“On Hand” will be continued at the evening rep
resentations this week, and at the matinees Dion
Boucicault’s favorite play, “The jVillow Copse,”
will be the attraction. On Monday, June 3d, a new
play, entitled “Our Colored Brethren,” will be pre
Lina Edwin’s Theatre.—Miss Jennie Wor
rell made a decided hit, last week, by her appearance
as Betty, in the comedietta entitled “ The Fool of the
Family,” and Mr. G. F, Ketchum considerably in
creased his popularity by his broadly humorous
delineation of Mr. Bonnycastle, in the farce of “ The
Two Bonny castles.” An olio entertainment, em
bracing the services of a large and very talented
varieties company, made up the remainder of the
bill. To-morrow evening Miss Lizzie Safford will
commence a brief engagement, appearing in her
beautiful play, dramatized from Philip Stoner’s
poem, “Robert of Woodleigh,” of which we have
already had occasion to speak favorably in thess
columns. The play will be well cast, including the
appearance of several popular artists, and the scenery
and appointments will be new. Matinee on Wednes.
day and Saturday.
Union Square Theatre.—For only one week
more will the New Yorkers have an opportunity of
enjoying the immense humor and mirth-provoking
powers of the talented Vokes Family. Their en
gagement concludes on Saturday next, and during
the week they will appear in a piece new to this city.
It is entitled “The Wrong Man in the Right Place,”
and in it the various members of the family appear
to peculiar advantage. Fred impersonates an indi
vidual who, fleeing from the clutches of the police,
gets into a mansion where he is mistaken for the
new French tutor. One of the young ladies falls
desperately in love with him, and many very funny
incidents occur. Miss Victoria Vokes will appear as
Clara Staunton, Miss Jessie as Emily Morton, Miss
Rosina as Sarah Jane, and Mr. Fawdon Vokes as
Sampson Biffes. All who have seen “ The Belles of
the Kitchen” will understand the enjoyment likely
to be derived from the production of the new piece.
It will be preceded each evening by the elegant
comedy of “Naval Engagements,” the characters in
which will be represented by Messrs. E. R. Thorne,
George Atkins, Welsh Edwards, and W. Eaton, and
the Misses Fanny Hayward and Minnie Jackson.
On Monday, June 3d, the Mrs. James A. Oates
Burlesque Company will commence a brief season,
their opening piece being “Fortunio.”
Theatre Comique —Thia favorite theatre
will remain closed during the present week in order
to make the necessary preparations for the produc
tion of Mr. Hart’s great dramatio specialty, “ Chi
cago Before, After, and During the Fire,” which will
be presented on to morrow week, June 3. The vari
ous artists have been engaged on this great sensa
tion for many months past, and having some time
ago personally Inspected their work, we can assure
our readers that in “ Chicago” Mr. Hart has a groat
treat in store for them. The services of a large
dramatic company have been secured, and a special
engagement effected with Mr. C. R. Thorne, who
will sustain the principal character in the drama.
Further particulars we must defer until our next,
when we willbe enabled to lay before our readers
full information as to the sensation of the day.
Park Theatre, Brooklyn.—Master Percy
Roselle appeared last week in “ The Boy Detective,”
and gained complimentary opinions by his very
clever acting. The present week will be the last of
the season, and for the closing nights an engage
ment has been effected with the popular young actor,
Mr. Jas. M. Ward, who will appear in the sensational
drama of “The Winning Hand.” Mr. Ward is a
very talented comedian, and deservedly a favorite in
Brooklyn, as he is indeed wherever knbwn. On Sat
urday evening, the last of the season, the entertain
ments will be for the benefit of Mr. J. W, Carroll, a
gentleman who during the past year has, by his spir
ited efforts, fairly entitled himself to the support of
the Brooklynites. A very attractive bill will be pre
sented, and it is expected Mr. Carroll’s benefit will
be an immensely successful one.
St. James Theatre.— Tho beauties of Mao-
Evoy’s Hibernicon can only bo witnessed for a very
few nights more, and the consequence is an Increased
demand for seats at the St. James. Mr. MacEvoy is
to be congratulated on the success which has at
tended his present season—a success which it is
hoped will cause him to return again. Several new
sketches, songs and dances have been produced since
our last, and the performancees have been greatly
improved thereby. Mr. Lawlor, the Irish Guide, is
a great favorite with the audiences, and the vocalism
of Miss Mina Geary is also greatly admired. Mati
nee on Saturday.
Lucca, who will shine in our operatic firma
ment next season, seems now to be attracting more at
tention than ever in Europe. Her reappearance in
London, since her return from St. Petersburg, was a
very great success. She sang in “ Fra Diavolo. “ Six
seasons,” says the London Telegraph, “ hava passed since
the character of Zerlina, in Auber’s “Fra Diavolo,”
found in Madame Pauline Lucca a representative so
charming, piquant and attractive, that no one has since
ventured to dispute the role with her, and as the sea
sons come round Madame Lucca’s appearance as Zer
lina is regarded by the subscribers as one of the greatest
treats that can be provided for them.
The queens of the lyric stage are certainly
among the most fortunate of earthly beings. They are
born not only with gold spoons in their mouths, but
with countless other articles of luxury. For instance, it
is said that Madame Patti-Caux received $50,000 worth
of presents during her recent engagement in St. Peters
burg, and now when on her way to London, she is over
taken at Vienna by a messenger from the Emperor of
Russia, who begs her acceptance of a spendid ruby, sur
rounded by twenty-four brilliants, and valued at SIO,OOO,
which, he explains, was ready for preseatation when the
prima donna left St. Petersburg.
A London clergyman recently lectured on
“The Drama and its Influence,” and gave expression to
one idea that merits record. He thoughts the conduct
of playwrights in making Jove, the god of the Athen
ians, talk slang and make puns, as he does in “Ixion,”
willbe visited upon Englishmen two thousand years
hence by Athenians, who will, in their turn, burlesque
the Christian religion. It is to be hoped that Byron,
Burnand and Gilbert will profit by this terrible warning.
Weber’s “ Sylvana” has been adapted, in
four acts for the Atbenee, in Paris by MM. Mestepes
and Wilder. This work was originally produced at
Clcmuitz, under the title of “ Das stumme Waidmad
tfhen” (The Dumb Girl of the Forest). It was brought
out in 1800, Weber being then but fourteen years of ago.
Madame Mallingor, of Berlin, has been en
gaged for the Italian Opera House. St. Petersburg, for
the beginning of next your.
The feoeipta from the several benefits given
in aid or the sufferers by the burning of Niblo’s, it ia
understood, will reaph about $2,100. By some oversight,
tho services which Tony Pastor promptly tendered or his
troupe have not been acknowledged, although th® bene
ficiaries feel under many obligations to him.
Vestvali, who made her appearance in New
York in 1853, and was then styled “ the magnificent,” is
again about to visit us. She was a splendid contralto,
with a matchless physique. She is announced as a
manager of concerts.
It is rumored that Mr. Daly has engaged
Mrs. John Wood, Miss Rose Hersee, and Mrs. Howard
Paul, to appear in Sardou’s celebrated “Lo Rol Ga
rotte, at the Grand Opera House, in September.
“ Article 47,” was not successful at the Wal
nut street Theatre, Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Watkins commence an engagement there to-morrow
Madame Rossini, widow of the great com
poser, has recovered damages from M. Michotte, for
producing some of her lata husband’s unpublished
Miss Clara Louise Kellogg will return to this
country in July, and spend the remainder of the season
at her elegant chateau at Cold Spring, on the Hudson.
Mr. C. Bronson Howard, author of “ Sara
toga,” is said to be busily engaged upon another Ameri
can comedy for Mr. Daly’s Fifth Avenue Theatre.
Mr. John 8. Delaney had a magnificent ben
efit at the Griswold Opera House, Troy, on Monday last.
Mr. Delaney is very popular with tne Trojans.
MM. Meilhac and Halevy have written a
grand spectacular drama of American life, entitled
“Jonathan,” for the Ghatelet Tneatre, Paris.
Mr. Walter Leman, Mr. John Wilson and
Miss Emily Mestayer join the company of the California
Theatre, San Francisco, next season.
Mrs. Laura Fair has dramatized Owen Mere
dith’s “ Lucille,” since her confinement, but has not yet
offered it to any theatre.
Miss Annie Louise Cary will give a concert
at the Boston Music Hall previous to departing for a
brief sojourn in Europe.
The Boston Conservatory has instructed,
since its inauguration in 1862, more than four thousand
pupils. ‘
Mr. Frank Mayo is playing Badger in “ The
Streets of New York,” kt the new Pittsburgh Opera
Mr. Wheatlcigh is playing in “The Veteran,”
at the Metropolitan Theatre, San Francisco.
Mr. T. A. Cassady, for many years a well
known theatrical agent, died a few days ago.
Mrs. Charles Moulton has gone to Europe,
but we understand will shortly return here.
Mr. Frank Sprague will sail in the Hecla for
Europe, on June 11th.
Mr. G. D. Chapin is at the Michigan Avenue
Theatre, Chicago.
New Orleans papers bewail the decadence of
the French opera.
Mr. John Selwyn accompanies Maggie Mitch
ell to California.
Miss Emma Grattan is at Trimble’s Varie
ties, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Joseph Murphy is at the of
Music, Chicago.
Miss Rose Hersee is running an opera troupe
in England.
Mrs. D. P. Bowets was at Titusville, Pa., last
Their Examination at Newark.
Harris Says Ws a ..Put Up Job.ll
“Sheeny Mike” Discharged from Custody.
“Hirsch” Harris, according to his story, is one of
the best persecuted men that ever fell among thieves.
Last Tuesday afternoon an examination' of the Kre
mentz burglars was held at the Newark Police Court,
before Justice Mills. It will be remembered that
Hirsch Harris, William O’Brien alias Porter, and
Michael Koontz alias Sheeney Mike, were arrested in
New York about three weeks ago by Newark detect
ives, upon a charge of breaking open and robbing a
jewelry shop in Oliver street, Newark, and that the
accused parties were taken to Newark jail upon a
requisition from Governor Parker.
At the examination two of the fair daughters of
Harris sat beside their father, and closely watched
the proceedings. Porter, on being put upon the
stand, swore that he met Harris at the Jersey City
ferry, and after a little conversation with him, he
was addressed by him as follows:
<gay, Billy, I’ll toll you something. I can put you
into a thing, a good thing—it’s a jewelry shop in
Newark. I can put you into it on consideration that
if it comes off, you will use your influence that I get
it cheap.”
Porter said that he came to Newark with Harris,
and was shown the jewelry shop. The next day Har
ris came to the house where he was, in. Twenty- sixth
street, with three men with two black traveling bags<
they went into a back room, and the man who kept
the place said he could not leave the stuff there.
Harris then asked Porter if they might take it to his
house, No. 318 East Thirty-seventh street, to weigh.
They look it there and weighed it. It consisted of
jewelry, long chains, bracelets, ear rings, and
cameo sets, eto. They came to the conclusion that
it was worth from $2,400 to $2,600. It was put back
in the bags, and in the evening Harris and one of the
men took them out. Porter also said that he got a
chain from his wife which she got from one of Har
ris’ daughters. The young lady opened her eyes
widely at this remark, and exclaimed indignantly
These interesting young ladies appear to feel s
deep sympathy for their parent; they visit him fre
quently, and during both days of the examination
sat patiently beside him during the whole time.
His counsel is Mr. Wm. B. Guild, Jr. On the sec
ond day of the examination, Thomas Smith, a bar
keeper, of No. 206 East Twenty-sixth street, testified
that three men came into Baugh’s saloon, where he
was employed, with a valise. He said Harris was
one of the men. They went into a back room, and
laid out a quantity of chains, bracelets, etc., upon
the table. There being no evidence against Sheeney
Mike, he was subsequently discharged. While he
was in jail his mother and sister visited him. They
appeared like very respectable people, and were
deeply grieved on account of Mike’s reputed connec
tion with thieves and burglars. It is believed that
some of the principals in this robbery are still at
A Dispatch reporter visited the Newark jail a day
or two ago, and was received by Warden Johnson
with that gentleman’s usual courtesy. At the re
quest of the reporter, Col. Johnson politely con
ducted him to the cell in which Harris was confined.
On being introduced by the Warden, Mr. Harris
arose and cordially .extended his hand. His manner
of hand shaking is that of a warm-hearted man. He
looks anything but the notorious “Fagin” or
“fence,” who is alleged to receive the swag from
the “Artful Dodgers” and “Charley Bateses” of New
York. He is a little below the medium hight,
heavily built, has dark curly hair, regular features,
and is good-looking. He has the appearance of a re
spectable, quiet broker.
On the reporter asking him under what circum
stances he came to be imprisoned, he clapped his
hands upon his breast and exclaimed: “I knows
notings at all about it.” He had neither ooat nor
vest on, “ Just as you see me,” the prisoner con
tinued. “Ivasgoing into my leetle din shop and
men comes along and give me de catch under de
arms, und dey hoists me into de carriage, and I
didn’t know vere I vas goes till I finds myself here.”
Reporter—Some of your friends say that this is a
put up job on you, Mr. Harris.
“ It is I it Is I” said the prisoner, with an air of per
fect innocence. “ Dey tinks I has monish, and day
wanto to get it out of me. I works hard and edu
cates my daughters and dresses them nicely, and
they thinks I am rich.”
Reporter—What is your business ?
“I has a little din shop and works at my trade.
Once I carried two trunks and sold tinware to the
people at Union Hill.”
On being asked his name, he replied, in excellent
English, that it was Hermann Harris. Ho says that
he lives at No. 383 Broome street, up stairs—has a
wife and four daughters living with him. Is rather
intimate with the doctor down stairs. He says that
he has lived there for twenty-one years, and that
his neighbors knew him to be
He had often met Sheeney Mike at a coffee house,
and both being Jews, they were tolerably well ac
quainted, but not intimate, and they had no busi
ness transaction such as were charged against him.
Porter had been in his house once, several months
ago. He believed he came there with a friend—bad
no transactions with him.
On being abked if be ever melted up any “ stuff”
in his little tin shop, he said he never did anything
there but make tinware. He says be knows the
man who “ put up the job” on him—they wanted
to get money from him, but he would lie in prison
six years before he would pay a cent. While speaking
of his wife and children he burst into tears, which
affected the sympathetic reporter considerably.
“Then you are an innocent and persecuted man,
Mr. Harris,” said the reporter, at the conclusion of
the Interview.
“Yes, yes, before God I am; it’s all lies that they
say about me—every word lies,” said the prisoner,
with another copious flow of tears. On taking leave
of him, Harris again pressed the reporter’s hand
warmly, and repeated that it “was all lies.”
Since he has been in jail, Harris has been kindly
treated, and his quarters have been made as com
fortable as circumstances will allow. He talks
fluently, and having traveled in different lands in
his earlier years, he related some thrilling and ro
mantic incidents. He was once in South America,
and speaks with great enthusiasm of the opportuni
ties of making money in that country,
The 'daughters of Harris do not deny that he is a
notorious “fence,” and “Sheeney Mike” and Por
ter tell many amusing stories of his transactions.
Wlb g-Mut Wm,
“Gloomy Winter’s noo awa,” and
Summer, that glorious season of pleasure and enjoy
ment, seems to have fairly set in. This is the
time of year when man can best appreciate the good
things to be had in such abundance at Mr. James
Nolan’s Woodbine, corner of Sixth avenue and Thir
teenth street. The best of liquors and cigars, and
woll-oooked chops, steaks, and game of all kinds,
always on hand.
The splendid gold and silver watch
es, rings, and jewelry of every kind always in stock
at Mr. 8. J. Delan’s famous store, No. 357 Grand
street, have gained for that establishment a reputa
tion second to none in the city. Intending pur
chasers are advised to call at Delan’s ere going else
The Knickerbocker Cottage, Nos.
454, 456, and 458 Sixth avenue, continues to be the
resort of all who can appreciate the most complete
comfort and pleasure possible. The popular host,
Capt. Wm. Fowler, is unceasing in his efforts to
satisfy his patrons; the wines, liquors, and cigars are
unexcelled in quality, and the reading room ia in
itself a sufficiently attractive feature to attain for it a
widespread reputation.
The Summer fashion of gentle
men’s Hats are ready for inspection and sale at
Espenscheid’s, Manufacturer, No. 118 Nassau street.
Skin Diseases.— Pebey’s Improved
Comedonh and Pimple Remedy.—The Skin Medi
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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
A rare luxury is a comfortable
bath, a nice easy shave or a comfortable application
of the hairdresser’s art, and all these can be enjoyed
to the heart’s content, at Morrow’s Bathing and
Hairdressing ‘establishment, at No. 10 Frankfort
street at any time.
Excellence of material, finish of
style, and general superiority in every particular are
characteristics of the gentlemen’s clothing pur
chased of Messrs. J. M. Varian & Son, Nog. 70
and 72 Bowery. Comfort, elegance, and durability,
are combined in the costumes retailed by them, and
as a consequence the utmost satisfaction is invaria
bly obtained by the purchaser.
Harry Hill some time ago de
clared his intention of making his Varieties Thea
tre, at 26 East Houston street, one of the most at
tractive places of amusement in the city. Visitors
generally concede that he has kept his word.
Blind as a bat must the man bo
who cannot recognize the beauty, elegance and su
periority of Knox’s Summer Hats. They are regular
eye-openers. See, and seeing buy at No. 212 Broad
For Moth Patches, Freckles and
Tan, use Pebbt’B Moth and Fbeckle 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.
A Brothcr-Ssi-Law ©f Commodore Vander
bilt Shoots an OGker and a Citizen*
The Officer Shot Because Me Would Not
Uet a White Woman be Ravished
by a Negro.
Between 12 and 1 o’clock A. M., yesterday, Canle
Love, a tailoress, of No. 92 Varick street, was passing
along West Fourth street, near Mercer street; she
was much under the influence of liquor. James
Ames, Commodore Vanderbilt’s colored coachman,
was standing in front of tho Commodore’s stable, No.
35 West Fourth street, in the rear of his mansion.
As the girl came up, Ames accosted her, and asked
her to come into the stable, adding
She indignantly refused to accede to his proposal,
and he then seized her and dragged her into the
stable. She screamed loudly. The action had been
witnessed by some women living opposite, and they
went to the Mercer street police station and informed
Sergeant Holbrow of it. He at once sent an officer
to the stable. The door was locked. The officer de
manded admittance. The coachman refused to allow
him Inside. The officer went to the residence of
Commodore Vanderbilt, in Washington Place, and
rousing the old financier, asked him 'if he allowed
his coachman to ect o in the manner he had done.
The old veteran replied that he certainly did not, and
admitting the officer, allowed him to pass through
the house to the stable in the rear. As the officer
entered the stable and advanced toward Ames, the
The blow was warded off, and in return the coach
man was knocked down by a ringing blow from the
officer’s locust. Recovering his feet, Ames caught
up a bottle, and again made for the officer. He was
again knocked down, the bottle taken from him, and
he was secured and removed to the Mercer street po
lice station. On the way he kicked and fought in the
most desperate manner. In the station-house he
produced a knife, and attempted to use it, but was
prevented, and the knife taken from him. He was
then taken down stairs to a cell.
Among the crowd whom the noise had attracted
to the scene was Robert L. Crawford, a brother of
the Commodore’s young wife. Mr. Crawford is a
Southerner, who entertains a supreme contempt for
“white trash,” and obviously believes that tho bro
ther-in-law of the greatest financier in the country
should be allowed to exercise hia will without let or
hindrance from the constituted authorities. He first
demanded to be allowed to go down stairs and see
the prisoner in his cell, and when this was refused,
he inveighed in the loudest manner against the po
lice for incarcerating the coachman, and ended by
demanding his release.
that Sergeant McClintock ordered Detective Hender
son to eject him from the station-house. This was
done by the latter, and the doughty Crawford was
landed on the sidewalk, vowing vengeance against
the police in general, and Henderson in particular.
Not very long afterward, Detective Henderson had
occasion to leave the station-house. On the walk in
front of the building he encountered Crawford, who
was obviously lying in wait for him. Crawford at
once assailed Henderson witk a perfect volley of
abuse, and, drawing a pistol, declared he would
shoot him. Accosting Albert Guerin, a young man,
living at No. 4 Clinton place, Crawford said:
“ See me shoot the d d son of a.”
Fearing that if he turned and attempted to enter
the station-house, Crawford would carry out his
threat and shoot him in the back, Henderson ad
vanced toward Crawford. The latter slowly re
treated, still keeping his pistol aimed at the officer,
and repeating his threats. Near the corner of Amity
street, Henderson clinched Crawford, and they fell,
the former uppermost. As they were struggling on
the pavement, Crawford, who had retained his hold
on the pistol, reached around the body of Hender
son, and
The ball passed through Henderson’s left thigh,
and caused a slight wound in the right leg. Guerin
then ineffectually endeavored to take the pistol from
Crawford, but failed to secure it, and in the struggle
was himself shot by Crawford in the right leg, just
above the knee. By this time the noise of the affray
had attracted the attention of those in the station
house, and several officers hurried to the scene of
the affray.
were lying on the walk, but Crawford managed to
get away. Henderson and Guerin were removed to
the station-house, and a surgeon summoned. Dr.
Steele responded, and on examining the wounds,
decided that neither was necessarily fatal. That of
Henderson ia the most severe, and might result
fatally. Guerin was removed to his residence, and
Henderson cared for at the station-house.
Captain Byrnes and other officers then went in
search of Crawford. It was ascertained that he had
fled into the stable in West Fourth street, and it was
almost certain that he was then concealed in the
Commodore’s house. Cap tain Byrnes went to the
house, and after some parley was admitted. It was
as he suspected. The culprit was Im the house, and
was soon taken into custody an& locked up in the
Mercer street police-station. Yesterday he was
taken before Justice Cox at the Jefferson Market
Volica Court, who reminded feta bwK to the ftta-
Later in the'day Augustus Schell, Grand Sachem
of Tammany £oblety, acting for Crawford, appeared
before Judge Leonard, of the Supreme Court, and
applied for a writ of habeas corpus. One was
granted, and the prisoner was brought before him.
After a hearing of the etise, the judge decided to re
lease Crawford on $2;>,000 ; bail to' await a trial on
any charge that may be found" against him by the
Grand Jury. This, of course, was'promptly given,
and the would-be murderer was released.
Last evening Officer Henderson wan 1 very weak,
and not in so good a condition as earlier in the day.
The bullet cut one of the arteries in the leg, and he
bled very freely. It is not believed that he is in a
critical condition, but he is not out of danger.
Young Guerin’s wound is progressing favorably.
No bad results are looked for in his case.
May 27—Mutual vs. Eckford, Union Ground.
“ 27—Atlantic vs. Nassau, Cavitoline Ground.
“ 28—Atlantic vs. Olympic, Capitoline Ground’.
“ 23—Eckfords vs. Resolutes, at Elizabeth.
“ 29—Atlantic vs. Warren, Capitoline Ground.
June I—Mutaal vs. Athletic, Union Ground.
MUTUAL vs. FOREST CITY, of Cleveland.
On Tuesday about 2,500 persons were present on the
Union Ground, Williamsburgh, to witness the first
game of the championship series between the Mutuals
and the well known Forest City nine, of Cleveland.
Like the Mutes, the Clevelanders have not done so well
this season as, judging from the respective merits of the
players in the nine, was expected, having met with se
vere defeats from the Baltimore and Athletic clubs, and
barely escaped defeat from the Olympics. Il is impossi
ble, however, to believe that they will not do better, un
less they go to pieces as the Mutes did last season, when
they possessed, on paper, the finest nine ever gathered
under one flag in this country. The Forest City folks
must not. be disheartened with the want of success of
their representatives on their present tour, as they are
just as likely to whip the Eastern clubs when they go
One feature in this game which gave it additional in
terest was the expectation that Wolters, the old Mutual
pitcher, would for the first time in four years pitch
against the Mutes; but the spectators were disappoint
ed in this respect, as Pratt pitched up to the middle of
the seventh inning, and when Wolters did take up his
old position his delivery was very wild. Mr. Swandell
was appointed umpire, and the game began at 3:35, with
the Clevelanders' at the bat. Hastings led off with a
good grounder to left field, getting his second on a
passed ball, and was followed by Sutton, who made a
splendid drive to centre field, bringing Hastings home
and reaching his third. Carlton then hit to left field,
and Bechtel took the- ball low down on the fly. White
was next, and sent a beauty to cent re field, which Eggler
allowed to go by him, and White reached his third, Sut
ton coming home. Wolters then went to the bat. and
went out on strikes, while Holdsworth disappeared on
the fly to Bechtel. Eggler led off for the Mutes wit h a
hot one to Sutton, who could not hold it, and Dave got
his bag: Hatfield followed, and went out on the fly to
Holdsworth, while Eggler got to his second on a passed
ball, and to his third on a wild pitch. Start then hit a
fearfully hot liner to short, which Holdsworth took on
the fly, and then fielded Eggler out at third—a beauti
ful piece of fielding.
Second Inning.—Pratt led off with a slow hit, which
Start went after, but found he could not reach it,
and get back to his base in time. He therefore returned
to his base, and Hatfield, handling the ball quickly, got
Pratt out at first. Allison followed, and was taken on
the foul-bound by Hicks. Pabor was next, and after
getting a life on a foul-bound, was nicely fielded out at
first by Pearce to Start. Hatfield began for the Mutes,
and was fielded out at first by Hastings and Carlton.
Start followed, and was taken bn the fiy by Pabor.
Beohtel was next and was prettily fielded out at first by
Third Inning.—Hastings was first to the bat, and went
out on three strikes. Sutton followed, and was nicely
taken on the fly by Bechtel. Carlton then hit to Boyd,
who threw the ball badly to Start, and Carlton got his
bag. White was next, and flew out to Eggler. Hicks
ed off with a good hit to Sutton, who fielded him out at
first. Boyd was then taken on a foul fly by WHite, but
McMullen got to his first on three strikes, as White
failed to hold the ball. Pearce, however, was fielded out
at first by Holdsworth. Three innings played, and the
score 3 to 0 in favor of Cleveland.
Fourth Inning.—Wolters began with a hot one to
short, well fielded and thrown in by Pearce. Holds
worth followed, and sent a hot liner to Pearce, who took
it beautifully on the fly, and Pratt then hit a high one
to left, which Beohtel took on the fly. Cummings began
by making a clean hit to centre—the first base hit made
off Pratt’s pitching by the Mutuals. Eggler followed,
and made a splendid hit to left, which was as beautifully
fielded by Pabor, and Hatfield then also made his base
on a good hit to centre, while Start brought Cummings
home on a terrific hit to short. Bechtel then sent a
grounder to right field, making his base, and bringing
Eggler and Hatfield home. Start also got home on a
wild throw by White, who, in making a pretence to throw
the ball to second base, actually dropped the ball, and
Joe availed himself of the chance. Hicks was then
taken on the fly by Allison, and Boyd was cared for in a
similar manner by Pabor, in the left field. MoMullen
then made his base on a fine hit to centre, bringing
Bechtel home, and Pearce, who was next man, was
miasea by Pratt, the ball was so hot, and Cummings,
who started the fun in this inning, went out on a foul
fly to Sutton.
Fifth Inning.—Allison led off with a good base hit to
left field, and Pabor followed with another. Hastings
then hit a hot one to Pearce, forcing Allison out at
third, and Sutton was cared for on the fly by Bechtel,
but Pabor managed to run in in time. Carlton was
next, and hit to short, and Dickey fielded the ball to
Hatfield, who again threw it to Boyd, and Hastings was
run out at third base, closing the inning for one run.
Eggler began with a hot one to Holdsworth, and was
out at first. Hatfield followed with a warm one to Sut
ton, and was out-at first, but Start made his base on a
clean hit to right; Beohtel, however, forced him out at
second, on his hit to Holdsworth.
Sixth Inning.—Sutton was first to the bat, and reached
liis base on a muff by Boyd. Carlton then sent him
round to his second on a good hit to left, and White
filled the bases with his grounder to centre. Wolters
then faced Cummings, and sent a hot one to Pearce, who
fielded White out at second, and Hatfield fielded Wol
ters out at first, Sutton coming home, however. Holds
worth then was taken on the foul fly by Hicks. Bechtel
began with a high one to left, and was out on the fly to
Pabor. Hicks followed with a fine base hit to left field,
and Boyd reached his first on a muff by Hastings. Mc-
Mullen was next, and brought Hicks home on a fine hit
to right field; while Pearce got his bag on a dropped fly
by Wolters, and the bases were full. Cummings was
then put out by a foul bound to White, but Eggler man
aged to reach his second base and bring three men
home on a fine hit to left field, which Pabor did not
field with his accustomed certainty, and the inning
closed by Batfield going out on a foul fly to Sutton.
Seventh Inning.—A beautiful double play between
Hatfield and Start settled the first two-Clevelanders,
who went to the bat, and Pabor went out on afoul
bound to Hicks. In this inning two runs had been
scored by the Mutuals, when Wolters came up to pitch,
amid loud cheering from the spectators. His delivery,
however, did not do much good, Hick? getting home
on two wild pitches.
Eighth Inning.—Hastings led off with a fine hit to
left. Sutton followed with a two-baser also to left, but
Carlton was fielded out at first by Pearce. White, how
ever,. made a good hit to right, and brought Hastings
home. Wolters was next, and was out on a fly to Mc-
Mullen, but Sutton ran home in time, and Holdsworth
went out on a foul bound to Hicks. The Mutes then
went to the bat, and made three runs, but they were
only entitled to one.
Ninth Inning.—This was an extremely short inning,
both sides going out without scoring, the Clevelanders
in one, two, three order.
The following is a summary of the game :
Hastings, 2b...2 2 13 Eggler, c. f 3 4 10
button, 3b 2 5 3 3 Hatfield, 2b.... 1 14 4
Carlton, lb 1 17 0 Start, lb 3 3 8 0
White, c 3 3 6 0 Bechtel, 1. f.... 3 3 5 0
Wolters, r. f. ..0 0 0 0 Hicks, c. 2 2 7 0
Holds worth, b.s.O 0 4 5 Boyd, 3b 0 0 0 1
Pratt, p 1 10 0 McMullen, r.f.. 3 4 10
Allison, c. f... .1 13 1 Pearce, s. s 0 0 17
Pabor, Lf 1 18 0 Cummings, p. .1 10 0
Innings I|2|_3 4|fl|6j7|B|9l Total.
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 6 ’
Mutual 0| 0| 0 51 0| 4| 3| 8| oj— 15
Umpire—Mr. Swandell, Eckford Club. Runs earned—
Cleveland, 4; Mutual, 6. Time of game—Two hours.
On Monday last the Forest City nine, of Cleveland,
arrived in this city, and played the first game of- the
championship series with the Atlantic Club, on the Oap
itoline Ground, Brooklyn. Anything like a elose con
test was not anticipated, as the Atlantics have been
unfortunate in the selection of some of their players
this season; bui to the surprise of those who were pres
ent, a really excellent and most exciting game was
played, the Atlantics holding the lead at the end of the
fifth inning by one run. Up to this point the game was
unusually interesting—the Atlantic boys playing with
all the coolness and skill of well trained veterans—but in
the sixth inning the Forest City nine suddenly awoke to
a sense of the danger of their position, and hit so hard
and so freely that they put on no less than eight runs
alone. Wolters, too, came in to pitch in place of Pratt,
and so fatal did his pitching prove, that the Atlantics
never got another run. James Hall, a brother of the
old Atlantic centre fielder, made his appearance in this
game as the Atlantic second baseman, and he will be an
acquisition to th® club, as he can evidently use his head
as well as his hands in playing the game. Remsen dis
tinguished himself in the field by making several very
fine fly catches, and Burdock and Dehlman also played
their positions well. The following is a summary of the
Hastings, 2 b.. 2 3 6 3 Remsen, c. f... 0 0 6 1
Sutton, 3 b 2 2 2 2 Burdock, s. s. ..2 2 3 4
Carlton, 1 b.... 2 2 9 0 Barlow, c 2 2 1 0
Wnite, c 2 2 3 4 Dehlman, 1 b.. 11 12 1
Wolters, r. f... 3 4 2 0 Ferguson, 3 b.. 0 0 13
Holdsw’th, s. s.O Q 4 2 Britt, p I 2 0 1
Simmons, 1. f. .3 4 0 0 Hall, 2 b 0 0 2 3
Allison, c. f... .3 5 10 Kenny, 1. f 0 0 2 0
Pratt, p ..2 4 0 1 McDonald, r.f.o 0 0 0
Innings ....1| 2| S 4|fi|B|T|B| 9 | Total.
Cleveland 11 0 I 0 01 51 8 | 0 1 2 1 0 I—l 6
Atlantic.. 0| 01 0 4|3|o|ola|o|- 7
Umpire—Mr. Eb Smith. Runs earned—Cleveland, 3;
Atlantic, 3. Time of game—Two hours and twenty min
The Forest City club of Cleveland visited Troy on
Friday last* and again met with another defeat at the
hands of the Troy boys. The following is the score:
Innings II 2| 3| 4 | 51 6 j 71 8 | 9 | Total.
Troy 0 2 01 2| 01 61 21 01 01 —l2
Forest Oity 0| 01 01 0| 31 0 I 1 { 0| 01 - 4
These two Washington clubs played a gams at Wish*
ington on Thursday last, when the Olympics
off the NattMMfe bj a WON of U to 7.
The undefeated Athletics paid a visit to Baltimore on
Monday last, to play the second game of th sir champion
ship series with the Baltimore club, and little dreamed
that the nine they had so easily defeated in the first
game of the series, by a score of 34 to 19, would turn the
tables upon them, and be the first club to make then
lower thoir hitherto victorious flag. It is a most unfor
tunate circumstance that there should have been any
misunderstanding between the two clubs, in the first
place, because the Philadelphians hhve had the reputa
tion, for years, of being the’‘champion growlers and
faultfinders;” and. therefore, although they may have
been ever so correct in their dispute, the poblic gener
ally (except in Philadelphia) would feel disposed to be
lieve they were ;in the wrong; and in the second
place, because all suoh disputes and squabbles tend to
injure the prospects of the national game by lowering it
in the estimation of the public. Whether the Athletics
were right or wrong originally, we are unable to say, not
having been present, and the various reports disagree
ing as decidedly as possible; but of this fact there can
be no doubt, that the Athletics should have continued
the game till its close, and then informed the umpire
and the officers of the Baltimore club that they would
appeal from the umpire’s decision to the Judiciary
Committee. The game, up to the point at which it was
so suddenly terminated, must have been a fine exposi
tion of the game, and clearly demonstrated how power
ful a nine the Baltimore club possesses in its “canary
birds.” The Athletics were very naturally chagrined at
the result; but, as we stated in the beginning of the
season, the six principal contestants for the champion
ship pennant are so closely matched, that a very slight
mistake on either side will irretrievably lose 4 the game.
The present game was awarded to the Baltimore club
by a score of 9 to 0; but we append the summary of the
game so far as it was played. The above “ muss ” about
the umpire’s decision is strong eyidence in favor of our
argument, last week, as to the appointment of profes
sional umpires.
Cuthbert, 1. f.. 2 13 0 Radcliffe, s. s. .1 111
Mcßride, p.... 0 112 Craver, c 2 13 2
Reach, r.f 0 0 0 . 0 Pike, 2 b 0 0 3 4
Malone, c 0 1 2 0 Fisher, 3 b 0 0 2 3
Fisler, 2 b 0 0 15 Yorke, 1. f 1 0 5 0
Treacey, c. f...l 0 0 0 Higham, r. f... 0 0 0 0
Anson, 3 b 0 10 1 Mills, 1 b 1 17 0
McGeary, s. 5...1 0 13 Hall. c. f 1 2 0 0
Mack,lb 0 0 13 0 Mathews, p....1 0 0 1
Innings . 12IS|4| 516 I 71 Total.
Athletic . 0 1 JI 01 1 0 I—4
Baltimore 3 0| 0| 4| 0| 0| 0| —7
Runs earned—Athletic. 1; Baltimore, 3. Umpire—Mr.
Graham, of the Olympic Club. Time of game—Ona
hour and fifty-five minutes.
ATHLETIC vs. OLYMPIC, of Washington.
Whether the Athletics, of Philadelphia, were demor
alized by the whipping they received at the hands of
the Baltimore nine on Monday, or were supremely in
different to the merits of the Olympics, of Washington,
it is impossible to say, but their game with the latter on
Tuesday was anything but up to the standard of a
“champion” nine. The Olympic nine is composed of
really good material, and, if “Count Asa” happens to
be in the vein for pitching, the very strongest clubs—
with even the greatest care—may find it a difficult mat
ter to.get awav with them. The Philadelphians, there
fore, showed a lack of discrimination in playing the
slovenly game they did on. Tuesday. The Olympics, on
the contrary, were on their mettle; and fielded splendid
ly, as well as did some good batting, and it was only at
the end of the seventh inning they began to realize the
fact that a second game would be scored up against
them if they did not pay more attention to their work.
As it was, they were only saved from defeat by a bril
liant catch by the redoubtable veteran, Al Reach, in
the ninth inning. The following is a summary of the
ATHLETIC. B. 18. PO. A. OLYMPIC. R. 18. PO. A.
Cuthbert, 1. f.. 2 4 2 0 Williams, c.... 2 2 4 1
Mcßride, p 2 2 10 Waterman, 3b. 2 3 2 5
Reach,r.f 1 2 2 0 Brainard, p....l 10 0
Malone, c 1 16 1 Flynn, lb 11 17 0
Fisler, 2b 2 3 4 2 Goldsmith, s.s.l 10 3
Treacy, c. f 2 3 2 0 Robinson, r. f.. 3 2 0 1
Anson, 3b 0 2 2 1 Glenn, 1. f 1 110
McGeary, s. 5..3 2 15 Heubel, c. f....1 0 2 0
Mack, lb 1 3 7 0 Thomas,2 b 1 117
Innings 1| 2 | 3 4|516|7|8| 9 [ Total.
Athletic 21 II 0 41 1 21 3 0 2 —ls
Olympic 1| 31 01 1| 0 | 01 5 | 0| 3 | —l3
Umpire—Mr. Barnett, of the Olympics, of Baltimore.
Runs earned—Athletics, 8; Olympics, 1. Time of game
—Two hours and ten minutes.
On Wednesday last the Eckford Club, of Williams
burgh, played the second game of tne championship
series with the Troy Club, on the grounds of the latter
and were easily defeated by a score of 16 to 8. The play
upon both tides was indifferent, each side allowing the
other to score eight runs through muffs and bad plays
The following is the summary of the game:
TROY. B. 18. P.O. A. ECKFORD. B. 18. P.O. A.
Force, 3b 3 4 11 Hunt, r. t 1 3 0 0
McAtee, 1b....l 0 13 0 McDermot,p..o 10 1
Allison, s. 5....2 3 0 3 Clinton, 2b 0 13 0
King, 1. f 4 2 10 A. Allison, lb. .1 0 15 0
Be Ilan, c. f 1 10 0 Jh. Snyder, 1.f.0 0 4 2
Martin, r. f.... 11 2 0 Js. Snyder, 5.5.2 2 19
Hodes. c 2 3 2 3 W. Allison, 0.f.l 110
Zettlein, p 0 1 0 0 Fleet, 3b 2 0 1 3
Woods, 2b 2 2 8 4 Leutz, c 11 2 0
innings 1| 2| 3 41 0| 6| 7| 8| 9| Total.
Troy II 01 5 0 31 31 2 1 II is"
Eckford 0 1 0| 0 o|3|o|3|l|ll 8
Umpire—Mr. T. E. Dorniach, Ancient City Club, of
Schenectady. Runs Earned—Troy, 8; Eckford, 0. Time
of Game—Two hours and ten minutes.
The above clubs met for the first time in a contest for
the championship series on Friday last. Both nines
were in first-rate trim, and played a good game. The
following is the score:
Innings 1| 2| 3| 4| 5! 61 7| 8 | 9 | Total.
Mansfields II 01 01 0 0 2 0 1 2 —6
Baltimore., 6| 0| 21 0| 1| 0| 21 0| 21 —l3
The Forest City Club, of Cleveland, telegraphed to
the Mutual Club, of this city, and Eckford Club, of
Brooklyn, requesting a postponement of the games
agreed on, which request both clubs magnanimously
complied with.
The annual competition for the J. R. Thompson
prizes by the graduating class at Princeton College,
N. J., took place yesterday in presence of a large and
highly fashionable assemblage of spectators, and was
not only a very gratifying but a highly creditable exhi
The competition consisted of exercises with the Indian
clubs and dumo bells, on the rings, parallel bars, hori
zontal bar, peg pole and ladders, posturing and tum
bling, and the trapeze. There were ten competitors, all
of whom showed an unusual degree of general excel
lence, while one or two displayed wonderful skill and
proficiency in special exercises. After a competition of
two hours’ duration, the prizes were awarded as follows:
For general excellence 1 n all the exercises, Mr. R. L
Stevens received the principal prize.
For Heavy Gymnastics, Mr. M. 8. Shotwell.
For Light “ Mr. S. Ewing.
Judges—Messrs, Wm. Wood, W. G. J-
W. Brodie.
At the conclusion of the exercises, the President, Dr.
McCosh, called Mr. George Goldie, the professor of gym
nastics to the centre of the hall, where the members of
the class of 1872 presented him with an extremely hand
some gold watch and chain as a token of their regard
for him as a man, and as a mark of their gratitude to
him for his uniform kindness and attention to them
while under his instruction.
MAN, Etc.
The Court of Special Sessions opened yesterday
with a tolerably long Calendar. Justices McQuade,
Led with, and Bixby, presided.
Henry Wilkins, a docent, mild looking German,
was accused of assaulting Officer Cronin, of the
Thirteenth Precfhct. The testimony developed the
following story: Wilkins* sister, who had just been
married, was being serenaded by the Mozart Musi
cal Society, among whom was the accused, when the
officer came up, and in a loud and imperious man
ner ordered them to disperse. Wilkins was nat
urally interested in the festivity that was going on,
ventured to remonstrrte with the officer. At this
Cronin got mad and flourished his club menacingly
at the gay serenaders. Wilkins caught hold of his
club and a little wrestling between the two was the
result. Cronin arrested Wilkins and preferred a
charge of assault. Assistant District*Attorney Stew*
art saw that the case was ridiculous.
“What were these gentlemeh doing?” he asked
the officer.
“They were making a noise.”
<f Were they not singing ?”
“I don’t know.”
< “ You don’t know a song from a howl?”
(Stupidyly), “ I do not.”
Witnesses swore that the defendant never struck
the officer. The case was dismissed.
Timothy Cohnelly was sent to the Penitentiary for
one month for assaulting Officer Bendell.. This was
a hard sentence, in view of the fact that Connelly
got more maltreatment from the officer than the lat
ter received tromhim, and was, moreover, the only
support of two little sisters and a brother.
Daniel Coughlin was fined $5. for punching the
thigh of Minnie Meyer, of No. 5 Greene streat.
Patrick Gallagher was accused of posting a bill on
an advertisment board belonging to the Olympic
Theatre. Mr. Abe Hummel appeared for the de
fense, and raised a point of law upon which the case
was dismissed. He argued that the board itself was
a nuisance, and an infringement of law, inasmuch as
it encroached upon the city limits without official
permission. The case was dismissed on that ground.
The session dragged its slow length along until 3
o’clock and then adjpurnod. Justices Dowling and
Shandley would dispatched the business in half
the time and just as well, if not better.
John J. Dosson, who was. sentenced for twelve
months for assault and battery, and was brought
from the Penitentiary on a writ of habeas corpus, was
arraigned,, for a naw trial. He bad seven months to
serve* Counselors Price aod Sweat defended him,
and him acquitted.
Sudden Death. John Moloney,
ftged oloven died suddenly yesterday, at No.
ill W atroek.
a Bank messenger attacked—the thief
Between one and two o’clock P. M. yesterday, Wil*
Mam H. Bull, collector for the Central National
Bank, left the Bull’s Head Bank, at Twenty-fifth
street and Third avenue, where he had been to get
ffome checks certified, and stepped on a Third ave<
nue car, on his way down town. The car was
crowded, and Mr. Bull remained on the rear plat
form. His large wallet, containing the chocks,
amounting to several thousand dollars, and a con
siderable sum in cash, was in the. breast pocket of
his ooat. Ha*had ridden blit a ehort distance when
he found a hand in his pocket where was tho wallet,
and, turning suddenly, caught a well-dressed young
man in the very net of extracting the wallet from his
pocket, He seized* him at once, btlt the thief was too
quick for him, and, by a dexterous twist, succeeded
in getting away from Mr. Bull, and leaped from ths
car. He was pursued by Mr. Bull, who shouted
“Stop thief!” Officers Mulvey and Dougherty, of
the Eighteenth Precinct, who were passing in plain
clothes, saw the chase, and joined in.- They soon
overtook the fugitive, and captured him. He was
taken by them to Police Headquarters,, and there
gave the name of William C. Harrison. Nemo of ths
detectives at the Central Office know him and it
would seem that he is a new thief, or, at any rate,
new to New York. He was locked up, and' will bo
taken to Essex Market Police Court to-day,
An investigation has been commenced by Coroner
Keenan in the case of George Stegner, a Gernnm,
nged 45 years, who committed suicide by shooting
himself in the head with a revolver, at No. 31
Chrystie street. Deceased had a wife and family,
with whom he formerly lived, at No. 42 Moore street,
Williamsburgh, but from whom he had separated on
account of his dissipated habits. Latterly he has
lived with a waitress in a Hester street concert
saloon. He wished her to marry him, but she, on
learning that he had a wife living, refused to do so,
Stegner believed of latg that she preferred the com
pany of other men to his own, and this rendered
him morose and gloomy. He finally resolved to end
his life. Ou a card he wrote in German the follow
ing: •
“To my Friends—l am disgusted with living any
longer. I have tried all in my physical power, but
in vain. Do not attempt to have me identified, as I
wish to die unknown, and only wish to be buried at
county cost. G. S.”
4 He will probably be buried in Potter’s Field, and
thus his request will be complied with.
Mrs. Smith, of No. 24 Barrow street, on Wednes
day gave birth to a child. A wet nurse, named
Winch or Adams, whose residence is unknown to
Mrs. Smith, was employed. Yesterday another wo
man called on the nurse. It was subsequently as
certained that the women had stripped the child of
its clothing and departed, taking the infant with
them. The mother is almost inconsolable for tha
loss of her offspring. What motive the women could
have had in carrying off the child is not known.
The Ninth Preoinct Police have the case in hand,
and are making a thorough search for the ouiprlts.
The Rivers Giving Up their Dead.
—The body of a man, since identified as that of Wm.
Dunnine, a ’longshoreman, who has been missing
since Thursday night last, was found yesterday at
Pier No. 17 East river.
An unknown man, aged thlrty.five years, five feet
nine inches in hight, having dark hair and whiskers,
and wearing brown sack coat, blue overalls, and
boots, was found in the North river, off Pier No. 26.
The pody of an unknown man, aged thirty-five
years, 5 feet 8 inches in hight, having no hair or
whiskers, and clad in gray pantaloons and vest,
white cotton drawers and shirt, and belt around
waist, was found yesterday at Pier No. 21 North river.
A Fifth Ward Greeley Club.—A
meeting was held last evening at No. 466 Greenwich
street, for the purpose of forming a Greeley and
Brown campaign club. The meeting was adnressed
by several gentlemen, who expressed themselves
convinced that Horace Greeley would be the next
President. Gentlemen present signed the roll, and
then elected the following officers: President, Hon.
M. Madigan; Vice President, James H. Meade; Sec
retaries, Wm. Hunt and. Walter Botts; Treasurer,
Michael Murphy.
Fell from a Fire Escape.—Harris
Silberstein, aged four years, yesterday fell from a
fire escape, on the third floor of No. 100 Bayard
street, to the rear yard, and was dangerously injured.
He was taken to the Park Hospital, where he died
soon afterward.
Small Fire.—A fire occurred early
yesterday, on the third floor of the three-story rear
building. No. 59 Mulberry street, occupied by eight
families. It was soon extinguished. The building,
owned by Jacob Vanderpool, was damaged S4OO. In
sured. The loss of the tenants amounts to $3Ol by
fire and water.
Under a' Cab.—Frank Goseie, an
Italian musician, aged ten years, while leaping from
car No. 124 of the Third avenue line, at 129th street,
fell, and received a severe flesh wound on the leg
the wheel having passed over it. He was removed
to the Reception Hospital.
Caught Between Cabs. Janies
Smith, aged twenty-two years, living at the Compton
House, while driving a Madison avenue car, at Thirty
sixth street and Park avenue, was caught between
two cars, and seriously injured. Taken to Bellevue
From the Nashville Banner, Hay 22.
From persons who arrived herefrom Carriage yes
terday, we learn the following particulars of the
hanging and shooting, last Saturday morning, of a
negro named Dick Cornwell, within two miles of
that place, for having violated the person of Miss
Lucy Martin. In an affidavit and at the committing
trial last Thursday, Miss Martin testified that Corn
well had outraged her person in her adopted father’s
house last Christmas. She was in the act of enter
ing tho kitchen when Cornwell jumped out from be
hind tho door leading into the kitchen, seized her
p'aoed one of his hands over her mouth and thus
gagged her so effectually that she was unable to
scream or to summon to her assistance a young man
and her sister, who were at the time in a room attho
opposite side of the house, two doors and a room
only intervening. Cornwell pressed her down upon
her knees, bu* she twice regained her feet, and of*
feted all the resistance possible. By his superior
physical strength he finally accomplished his villain
ous purpose. During the struggle he used almost
every means to intimidate. her, telling her if she
made any noise
After having committed the outrage he started off,
but soon returned, and told her that she must never
tell what he had done, as both she and he were liable
to be sentenced to the penitentiary for many years if
it was found out. He also threatened that If she
spoke of it to anyone he would cut her throat.
Miss Martin stated under oath that she feared to
speak of the outrage, not only on account of his
threats, but also on account of the shame she felt,
and the ruin and loss of character which would fol
low its disclosure. She also viewed with horror tha
prospect of having to go before a court and tell of her
wrongs, thus subjecting herself to the harsh criti
cisms which her appearance under such circum
stances would have produced. For these reasons
she was silent until last week, when her physician
discovered that she was enciente, and informed her
of the fact. ■
before the committing magistrate last Thursday, •
Cornwell said that he had been at Miss Martin’s
house some time before, but did not recollect tha
date, and denied having perpetrated the outrage witli
which he was charged. He was committed to jail
for trial at the next term of* the Circuit Court of
Smith county.
Just after twelve o’clock Saturday, twenty-five men
appeared in front of the jail, on horseback. None of
them were disguised, though they had visited tha
jail tfith the intention of taking Cornwell out and
lynching him. Four men, strangers to the sheriff,
who also acted as jailer, want to the latter’s house,
and demanded the person of tne negro. The sheriff
refused to give him up. They thereupon informed
him that they had not come and did not intend to
harm him (the sheriff), but that they were deter
mined to have the negro, and ho might as well let
them enter at once. Seeing that resistance would bo
useless, the sheriff finally admitted them into tha
jail. Cornwell was awaxe when they entered, and
told a fellow-prisoner that he was sure
He had been drinking considerably during tha
day, and as toe four lynchers came to the door of his
cell, ho gulped down at least a pint of whisky. Once
in the cell, the lynchers compelled tha sheriff to tie
tne “hangman’s noose” around Cornwell’s neck,
with a new cotton rope which they had brought with
them for that puroose, tho sheriff all th? wn’Je pro
testing that he did so only upon
When they started out of the celt it occurred to
Cornwell that he had left a coat and seme other
c’othlng behind him, which be gave direotiona
shou d bo forwarded to his wife. Outside tba
jail, ha was placed upon a horse, surrounded by
the twenty-five avengers, and was hurried rapidly
to a spot about two miles from Carthage, Here tha
rope was tied to a limb, and his horse driven from
under him. The fall broke his neck, but the branch
of the tree was so limber that his feet touched tha
ground. His executioners, determjped to make sura
work of it,
They then left him dangling from the tree, and. dis«
persed. .
Cornwell was about fifty years old ana a black
smith, having been taught that trade by his former
, master. The people of Smith county strongly con
demn the summary nifiiMor in which his life was
taken, and insist that the law should have been per*
mitted to take its course.
Certain colored persona in the county state that,
previous to his urreet, Cornwell had. intimated that
there were sosie three or four wUte women out of
whom he w&ald.bave hia fun before he got through
with them.
Miss Mwtln “ sceompHahsi ini rMpeotabl*
young >dy, about eighteen years of ago. She ha,
I no pwents, but was, soma tima ago, adoptad bj
1 bijtoe Corawell, tha aegito’a fwaet mastsU

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